The RevGalBlogPals' Friday Five this week is all about "music, music, music":
If I could sing like anyone, it would be some honey-toned alto girl singer -- someone like Rosemary Clooney. And that would be true of sacred music as well, only without the pop-py part, of course -- give me the lower register.
I would love to sing the song "Night and Day," or another pop classic of that era.
It would be really cool to sing at a classy piano bar -- if, of course, I could sing. It would also be really cool to lead chant in worship. One of my life goals is to be able to chant Psalms in a competent way; while I can hold a tune, I can't read music, or even read pointing very well, so I just have three or four Psalm tones embedded in my memory via osmosis. I know I could probably pull off chanting in a small-group worship setting, in a friendly crowd, but I don't have the guts to try that. Yet.
If I could sing a dream duet it would be with k.d. lang, maybe.
If I could sing on a TV or radio show, it would be: I can't imagine any television show I'd particularly want to sing on, in my Walter Mitty fantasy of singing competency, unless I had a cameo as a nightclub chanteuse on Ugly Betty, my favorite network show. It might be fun to be a guest on Prairie Home Companion, though, and even get a bit part in a Guy Noir skit.