Writer & (bad) singer

I got a message from the unique Candice today, about a video of me dancing and singing (badly) on Facebook. She stumbled upon it and mentioned WordPress in her comment…to which my first reaction was: “I’d rather die than have it end up on my blog.”

Yes, dramatic and over the top reaction. But it made me think. I’ve written and shared enough stuff on here to give a (regular) reader plenty of information about me.
Would a video of me doing some moves to The Weekend really add to my shame? Probably not.

I like to sing, although I sound awful. My lack of skills when it comes to my voice is no deterrent because singing makes me happy! So I do it, all the time. I dance in my kitchen too, and the rest of my house. On occasions, people have filmed me as I was “going for it”, blissfully unaware the camera was recording it all. So what.

I am not going to subject anyone to the sight of my dancing AND singing-there’s only so much one can take in one sitting.
But, here’s a few seconds of me singing along to Oasis (one of my favourite Brit bands)
My French accent is less pronounced when I sing than when I speak. No surprise there. It was late and I was wearing no make-up because, er…I didn’t know the “performance” was going to be filmed.
Now you guys can add “bad singer” (but happily so) to the tag of “writer” when you think of Nat πŸ™‚

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84 thoughts on “Writer & (bad) singer

  1. Lol! I think you have a potentially good voice. Don’t call it ugly, it’s very sweet and you’re just singing along to a song.

    You’re right, no accent when you’re singing. That’s pretty common, I have no idea why πŸ™‚

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    1. My voice is…reedy looool but thank you for the sweet comment πŸ˜‰
      Yes, I don’t understand how people lose their accents when they sing, that’s the weirdest thing. I’m sure there’s a reason for it, one day I might investigate.

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  2. Be sure you could you make your world tour under auspicious circumstances. If not karaoke and music I would have never known how much I enjoy myself from listening to myself. My beloved tunes are “la-la-la-la” and “tee-dee-pee-dee”. I’ve mastered and polished them through several decades. Now I’m ready to declare that you’re not so bad as you sing. Everything is in comparison they say. I don’t like comparisons. I am fond of music and lyrics leaking out of someone in a luring way and naturally, Nat. : )

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    1. Aw, what a funny and also sweet comment! I am also fond of music and lyrics leaking out of someone naturally πŸ˜‰
      Your beloved tunes are tried and tested by the way, I’ve belted them out myself many times πŸ˜€

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  3. Aside from the fact that you look like my 12 year old neighbor a real beauty but still 12! πŸ˜‰ you put your ENTIRE soul into this, and that is what I think everyone appreciates, your passion and your naturalness. It’s a break from the false and the pretenious that all of us loathe. Oh and you know what I’m going to say don’t you? POST THE DANCING ONE it’s just TOO DAMN GOOD to hide! But that’s me, I’m already on your team, so I’m biased (still think you should). Proof that French girls just do it better non?

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    1. 12? Hahaha I wish! Actually, scratch that, I don’t wish, I was so thoroughly miserable age 12, books were the only thing that brought me any pleasure.
      Cand, I can’t possibly post the dancing one, haha I just cannot!
      Course you’re on my team, like I’m on yours and…do French girls do it better? I think the jury is still out on that although I find myself at times ridiculously proud of my “Frenchness” and sometimes even use it weirdly as an explanation for things…”oh, you know how to do this…or that…how come?”
      “I guess it’s just the French thing” I’ll reply and it does not even make sense but it gets me out of trying to explain things I can’t be bothered to explain. Jeez, wine has gone to my head, sorry if this is rather incoherent

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      1. No I get it. I don’t do that too often except about really ridiculous things that are just pastiche and cliche like explaining why I haven’t washed! ha ha ha! I do think we are who we were, even when we change, but I hated France for a long time, it made me feel bleak bad memories. I reckon I associated it with the people who had fucked me up and so I hated it by association and refused to be any part of it. I felt for a long time far more a Londoner or something like that, I like the humor too. Now that I’ve been away like 14 years I don’t know. I go on about being Jewish although I don’t practice or believe in God, I still feel the Jewish thing but if I were honest I think I don’t feel I fit or belong with any one country or nationality I’m just me. That said I do get super bitchy when people think they know a good pastry and they’re eating McDonalds. OH YEAH I can be really up my own ass about food especially we’re all food snobs aren’t we? Well … you make us look good my friend. You remind me so much of Emmanuelle BΓ©art you could be her sister.

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      2. PS like you I hated that age – and I read to escape too. (snap snap). I wouldn’t want to even be in my teens or twenties again I don’t reckon they were pretty shit except for some good moments in my twenties but mostly for nefarious reasons πŸ˜‰

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  4. Merci pour la chanson. πŸ™‚
    Accents fade away when singing. The Beatles Liverpudlian accent didn’t show when they were singing.
    As-tu un accent franΓ§ais quand tu parles anglais? J’aurais pas cru.
    A +

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    1. Oh ben, de rien. LittΓ©ralement, de rien πŸ˜‰
      Non, je n’ai pas l’accent franΓ§ais super prononcΓ© “typique”, mais j’ai un accent, quoi qu’il soit devenu de plus en plus faible au cours des annΓ©es…mais, tout de mΓͺme, accent il y a.

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      1. Pas sΓ»r. Parfois il reste juste “un ton de voix”. le ton de voix franΓ§ais, un peu aigu, un peu nasal. Γ‡a m’arrive en espagnol. (Pas en anglais, j’ai pratiquement Γ©tΓ© Γ©levΓ© en anglais) πŸ™‚ Regardless, keep your french touch. πŸ˜‰

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  5. Hi I’m new to the blogging life and was wondering if you could read my work and follow me I’d appreciate it as i am interested in literature and spoken word and lack a bit of confidence Thank you for your time and have a nice day

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