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Two more vocal parts for songs recorded today. My voice was okay but not great - in tune but with a rough throaty edge. I might be getting the cold that everyone else is suffering with at the moment.

One more song (probably, possibly) to go, and it's one where I frustratingly always go flat on the high points of the chorus. The root note is B2, and the highest note is F3, which is supposed to be roughly where the average baritone experiences passaggio between chest and head registers.
Oh yes, I've been rediscovering Vocalist.Org. It seems the ideal vocal technician avoids the following:

Tea. I have two mugs in front of me.
Coffee. Apparantly furs up the throat.
Anything with Caffine. So, no Red Bull.
Mint. It's true, mints and toothpaste seem to tighten the throat.
Menthol. Only when I'm too bunged up to sing anyway.
Fried Food. Oh dear.
Large Meals. Oh dear oh dear.
Chocolate. Um...
Cheese. Er...
Alchohol. Ah...
Nuts. I'm saying nothing.
Biscuits. With the tea.

In short, I'm murdering my voice. Along with the rest of me.
A few people have stopped here over the last week. Some through search engines...

An MSN search for "Cockbang". You know what they say: One night of cockbang makes a strong man stumble. And one for "Ballshaving". Yep, another one. Maybe I should post "Kapitano's guide to depilating your scrotum"?

A Googleblog search for "Male Bodybuilders". And one for "Bisexual Poetry". And one for "Council Election". Plus a Blogpulse search for "Labour Party".

My favourite though is a search from the Japanese Yahoo for..."Kapitano".

Others came surfing through the blogsphere...

Lee Herald. A christian philsopher and unpublished novelist. His work is deep, thoughtful, humanitarian, and in my opinion badly written and wrong.

Jeut. Cynical cartoons.

Kirik Kanatlar. At a wild guess, Estonian.

Savage Stories. And Moreena. Two chronicles of motherhood.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kapitano,

    I like Lee Herald’s writing, but that’s only my opinion, and it could be biased.

    I am not a Christian, so I guess I’m just an ordinary philosopher.

    I see that one of your interests is science. You might want to check out Albert.

    Al and I agreed on one of my “badly written and wrong” subjects.

    A God who rewards and punishes is inconceivable . . . For the simple reason that a man’s actions are determined by necessity, external and internal, so that in god’s eyes he cannot be responsible, any more than an inanimate object is responsible for the motions it undergoes.---Albert Einstein -- Religion and Science. N.Y. Times Magazine, November 9, 1930. The Great Quotations, Compiled by George Seldes, Published by Pocket Books, New York, A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

    Please forgive me for being a name-dropper.

    By the way, why didn’t you leave a post while you were visiting?

    Lee Herald