Originally Posted by Daniel
Tuba, Piano and Voice. Not necessarily in that order.
. And like the gay boy that I am, I met my muse in the sound of Julie Andrews when I went to see the movie Merry Poppins when it first came out. Not only did I want to sing like her...well...I wanted to be her.
(Oh. I wanted to be a ballet boy too...but we're talking about instruments here. Like the piano, that didn't happen as a child. And it was much too late to do anything about it when I went to an AG school. There wasn't any dance classes for boys there.)
my String Bass teacher told me I had the hands for it. This time, I didn't get suckered. I stayed with Voice.
Your post totally cracked me up!!!! The part about wanting to BE Julie Andrews!
Last week I had lunch with a colleague, and when discussing our ages, he said he tells time by Julie Andrews.
Now, back to you, Daniel, er, have you noticed that even on the instruments you got suckered, or almost suckered into, you basically remain a bass?
Tuba? String bass? Basso cantante. . . I really need to stop imagining your voice as baritone. My committee chair is a real bass too, and it took me 2 years to stop being intimidated (he's a total sweetie), because of that rumbling bass sound!
Ooh ballet? Me too! Only, I didn't want to be a girl ballet dancer, I wanted to be a guy ballet dancer. Absolutely no hope of that ever happening in this lifetime.