I’ve been told my singing voice sounds a bit like if Neil Young and John Denver had a baby together. I’ll take that comparison every day of the week.
I was reading the Wikipedia entry about Neil Young: “Young's music is characterized by his distinctive guitar work, deeply personal lyrics and characteristic alto or high tenor singing voice.” I have a distinctively poor guitar technique, and lyrics that at times can be deeply personal (much of the reason why I don’t share them often) and other times the words are baffling to me.
Before I joined the Singing Christmas Tree choir I had no idea what I was, a bass, tenor, alto—I had no clue. Until “the tree” sent out the practice tracks and I quickly realized I could only sing tenor. I joined the ranks of Neil, Freddie Mercury, John Denver and Elton John…oh and that lad Bono as a tenor. I’m kind of like them, except I have no musical success or fan clubs.
I have a musical process that just might be unique. Maybe not. When I feel in the right way about writing a song I’ll go to my music space and will quickly—mostly in an hour or less—crack off a song. Start to finish. Then I generally record the song on my computer right after I write it so I remember it. I may play around with it for fun but for the most part it is done.
Here is an example to listen to. What is it about? I will leave it up to you to figure out! This was recorded the night I wrote it. You can always find more of my warbling on iTunes.