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Singing and Playing by a Body of Water

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Flip G, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Flip G

    Flip G Tele-Meister

    Dec 4, 2010
    Kitchener ON
    I tried this for the first time recently and thought my voice sounded better than I'd ever heard it before. I took my Taylor Big Baby and sat on a rock by a narrow waterway near my house -- the channel's part of a small lake in a park downtown -- and performed for myself, six ducks, and some unseen marijuana-smokers. (Didn't turn around -- just smelled them.) My playing and singing were tentative at first, but by the third song, I was into it.

    I was focused on this one leaf in the water that wasn't drifting. The others were all floating lazily past. I played a game in which I tried to spot a second stationary leaf, which I never did. But the distraction took my mind off of my nerves.

    I wanted to do it again, this time recording myself with my Zoom Handy, but Environment Canada predicts overcast skies, rain showers, and flurries for the next several days. :(

    When I do record myself, I hope to duplicate the results with my Loudbox Mini and Mic Mechanic.

    But how'll I duplicate that reverie induced by that single leaf?

    Maybe buy a Roomba and detail it with some hypnotic stripes?

  2. Paulie_Boy

    Paulie_Boy Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Nov 2, 2019
    Varies. (Witness Protection)
    How far away were those "unseen smokers?" :D No, seriously now...just call on the memory. Isn't that the stuff they teach in acting classes to get in character? Sound like you had a nice experience.
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