Singing in the Rain

I’ve never sung in the rain. It’s just never gone up to the point where I’ve actually enjoyed it. The rain annoys me a lot. Lately it’s been raining where I live. It’s winter already, and I guess it’s something we should be expecting but it’s the wettest winter we’ve had for a while. There were flood warnings out east!

I love singing. I know I’m not that great, but sometimes I’ll just start singing along to a song at home.

I don’t like doing it in public. 😳

I used to study music in high school, so performances in front of groups – big or small – were the norm. I think I’ve lost the ability though, because I still shake up when I perform. I’m fine with getting up in front of an audience and presenting something, because it tends to be a bit relaxed.

On Friday I have a presentation for my Media sub-major subject. I am not really nervous about it because I chose the topic of social media, so it should be easy to initiate discussion especially when it’s something I’m interested in. I’ll be talking about blogging and web design in it a bit, so at least I’ll be comfortable with it.

On the same wavelength, speeches are a little different for me. While presentations are relaxed and you’re showing something, speeches tend to be on a specific topic, and usually you’re trying to make a point. All eyes on you. Scary stuff. I remember my English teacher telling me I sounded like a news reporter in one of my speeches in high school. You have to sound convincing and you have to get your point across. 😞

In the same way, I guess music was like that – sitting with a guitar on a stool and singing was something I liked doing when I was alone, or when I wasn’t put on the spot. When I was put on the spot and people were watching me, I felt really nervous. I have the shakes a lot, and I remember this one time where I had my leg propped up, but it was just shaking like fucking mad when I was sitting there strumming and singing. My leg would not stop shaking. 😰

I played the piano in a few performances and that was a bit better because it didn’t feel so “intimate”. I didn’t always have to face the audience when I played, so I could sort of hide behind the piano a bit. πŸ˜…

But… all that is in public. At home – perhaps a lot of us sing in the shower or dance and sing when our parents are out, then shut our mouths as soon as we hear them pull up the drive.

At home, I don’t care… I still dance to Evil Woman by ELO all the time. I still sing super loud to any song I have playing. I get my guitar and play any song super loud and sing super loud. I still play air guitar and sing when I’m bored. πŸ™„

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