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Thread #82196   Message #1506587
Posted By: Dani
21-Jun-05 - 11:49 PM
Thread Name: Best songs to get people singing?
Subject: RE: Best songs to get people singing?
Well, let's start with what we got: 'specially since that's what's printed already! Now we have a big 'ol pile for next time, thanks to everyone.

Janie and I and another friend started a list, and the criteria was: do Janie and I BOTH know it well enough to belt it out loud enough that others could join if we didn't scare 'em off...

I think we discovered that A) damn, she knows SO many songs, and B) how come she doesn't know all the songs I know, and C) how the hell do we know these songs?!?

This will be interesting. There certainly is no singing tradition here as there seems to be on on the other side of the Atlantic: the only time most people here sing together is in church. I'm so jealous... and not ready to give up on the idea. I know there are subversive others out there who feel as I do (Dan Zanes? You out there?).

Janie and others have tried to keep the fans flamed of a song circle, but it's hard.

So, at the behest of a friend who just loves to play piano and can play damn near anything, we're all trying this crackpot scheme to just sing loud in public, hand out song books, and hope that folks who think it's fun to sing with a group will join in. Kind of like you can get away with re: Christmas caroling, but with songs in general.

Well, I'm peering down into the void anyway, might as well sing....

Dani