Mudcat Café message #989684 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61503   Message #989684
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
24-Jul-03 - 12:45 PM
Thread Name: First Songs You Performed
Subject: RE: First Songs You Performed
A friend of mine came to visit me many years ago, and brought along a tape of him singing a few songs that had been recorded several years earlier. He was laughing hysterically about how terrible he was back then, and I laughed with him, because he was my friend. The funniest thing though, was that he didn't sound any different to me on the tape than he did that night... We all like to think that we've gotten a lot better over the years, and perhaps we all have. But, I think that we tend to brush off how we sounded when we started out as being hopelessly bad. If it was as bad as we remember it, we never would have been allowed to sing on stage again, let alone have been booked or recorded.