(lyrics from Shine by Barry Privett/Carbon Leaf)
As a rule, I almost always sing the harmony line of whatever song is playing. I don’t think doing this was a conscious decision. I don’t know why I do it. I tell myself it’s not because I’m like a music snob who has to be a show off. It could be that. I think, though, it’s mostly because it’s freaking fun. I didn’t really think it was weird until a group of friends started singing a song, and I joined in, hitting the harmony at the appropriate moment. And then I freaked out a little. What if people thought I was showing off? It’s certainly not my intention… It’s just the part I’m used to singing.
As a soloist I was… Okay. Not because of how I sing. I sing great (not to too my horn…). What’s missing from solos, for me, is the thrill of the chord. The Chordgasm, if you will. I’m a much happier singer in a group, and happier singers make for better songs.
I am forever slated for ensemble singing, and I’m perfectly okay with that. I mean, ignoring the fact that I probably won’t do a whole heck of a lot of singing outside my truck, of course. I don’t dream about time in the spotlight. I do, however, dream about people I could duet with.