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Old 04-15-05, 07:29 AM   #1
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More than Bicycling! Never too old?

Well, hopefully, you are never too old to try new things. Even things in addition to bicycling.

My wife, Nora, is a pretty accomplished singer. All these years I have watched her perform, being the "sound man" backstage, carrying props, and whatever, as she produced musical shows and performed at retirement communities, and produced and sang in events like award's nights.

Enough of this.

So, three months ago, *I* started voice lessons and discovered that amongst all the phlegm and guttural sounds disguising as my voice, there WAS a tune in there somewhere.

So, tonight I perform my VERY FIRST solo, at age 65! Well, it WILL be in front of our church audience, and the audience will be small, but I will sing "If I Can't Love Her" from Beauty and the Beast (Broadway Production) in front of real live people.

Just thought I would share this with you.

Have a great day!
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Old 04-15-05, 09:31 AM   #2
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You are AWESOME. All your posts tell me you really enjoy life as it is, bumps, health and all. Thanks for sharing your news.

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Old 04-15-05, 10:01 AM   #3
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Thanks for posting that, and have a great performance! I think it is wonderful that you have developed a new interest.

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Well, hopefully, you are never too old to try new things. Even things in addition to bicycling.

My wife, Nora, is a pretty accomplished singer. All these years I have watched her perform, being the "sound man" backstage, carrying props, and whatever, as she produced musical shows and performed at retirement communities, and produced and sang in events like award's nights.

Enough of this.

So, three months ago, *I* started voice lessons and discovered that amongst all the phlegm and guttural sounds disguising as my voice, there WAS a tune in there somewhere.

So, tonight I perform my VERY FIRST solo, at age 65! Well, it WILL be in front of our church audience, and the audience will be small, but I will sing "If I Can't Love Her" from Beauty and the Beast (Broadway Production) in front of real live people.

Just thought I would share this with you.

Have a great day!

Very Cool! Now I want to meet you. See you at Maria's!
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I Did It And I Was Great - If I Do Say So Myself.

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DnvrPavorotti... hmmm... has a certain ring to it.
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DnvrFox-As we say in show biz, "Break a leg!" That's awesome! I'm a commuter biker, and I find singing outloud while riding to be most beneficial. There's the whole matter of breath control, and the relationship of tempo and pedal cadence. Singing is just good for the soul, period. I stick to Judy Garland standards. Marches and Tangos make great riding songs. "Chicago" (I saw a man who danced with his wife in...) is my personal favorite.
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DnvrPavorotti... hmmm... has a certain ring to it.
Does Julliard accept folks who are over 65?
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I used to have a voice in my youth, but riding stoker on the Tandem has ruined that. High pitched screams from the unexpected lumps and bumps have given me a soprano voice with no range at all except one loud scream.

Still play a 12 string guitar for my own amusement, but even the wife goes out when the voice gets going.
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