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BS: Curmudgeon Sings: Restoration, Part 3

16 Mar 11 - 06:58 PM (#3115263)
Subject: BS: Curmudgeon Sings: Restoration, Part 3
From: Bat Goddess

Since the other threads have been BS/Non-Music, I'll keep this here even though it is decidedly about music.

I announced this on the March Press Room Sea Music Singaround thread, but I don't know how many people will see it there. So, at the prompting of Mudcat friends (those at Facebook have already heard), here 'tis --

Tom sang! Last Friday night at the weekly Press Room session. He's been singing quietly along for the past several months, finding his new voice and its limitations (volume, for one thing -- he needs his personal amplifier, borrowed from Kendall, at The Press Room). Then, Friday when I was singing "The Nurse Pinched the Baby" he surprised me by joining in, loudly enough that not only could I hear him, but the rest of the session could, too. That was fantastic enough, but he later topped it by standing up, putting his foot on the chair and his hand behind his ear and singing "The Bonnie Earl of Moray" -- and brought down the house.

Steve Smith got a couple good photographs and they are at Facebook (with the security setting of "Friends of Friends").
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Tom sees Dr. Zeitels in about a month -- who knows what else Dr. Z may have up his sleeve. And then there's the bio-gel which still needs FDA approval before it can help Tom AND Kendall (and Julie Andrews).

Linn


16 Mar 11 - 07:01 PM (#3115268)
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From: Janie

What lovely news to learn, Linn and Tom.

Your post brings a smile and much welcomed lightness to the heart.


16 Mar 11 - 07:02 PM (#3115270)
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From: gnu

Yeeeeehaaaawwwww! Fantastic news. Thanks for the update!


16 Mar 11 - 07:11 PM (#3115276)
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From: Bat Goddess

Hmmm...I made a blue clicky of the Facebook location -- why didn't it "take"?

Linn


16 Mar 11 - 07:15 PM (#3115281)
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From: Herga Kitty

Wonderful news - and very glad for you both!

Kitty


16 Mar 11 - 07:20 PM (#3115287)
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From: gnu

Told ya that there Face is weird stuff. >;-)


16 Mar 11 - 08:44 PM (#3115334)
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From: catspaw49

Thanks Linn...........This place has been decidedly lacking in good news of late...........WAY TO GO TOM!!!!!!

Spaw


16 Mar 11 - 10:56 PM (#3115384)
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From: katlaughing

That is fareffingout! Just stupendous and amazing. Congrats to you both. I know it has been a long hard haul, but look what you have accomplished, of course hats off to Dr. Z, too! Sing on!

luvyakat


17 Mar 11 - 03:28 AM (#3115457)
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From: VirginiaTam

This is just blinkin wonderful news.


17 Mar 11 - 04:26 AM (#3115483)
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From: Sandra in Sydney

yah!

sandra


17 Mar 11 - 05:32 AM (#3115525)
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From: My guru always said

Wonderful news, so very glad to see this! Had been wondering how things were going with Tom. Love & Hugs to you both, keep up the good work!


17 Mar 11 - 06:09 AM (#3115551)
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From: bbc

Wow! Great news, Linn! Congratulations, Tom!!!

love,

Barbara


17 Mar 11 - 08:08 PM (#3116130)
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From: SINSULL

Good news, Tom
Miraculous Dr. Z!


17 Mar 11 - 10:21 PM (#3116185)
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From: kendall

I'm green with envy and happy as hell for Tom at the same time.


18 Mar 11 - 07:08 AM (#3116333)
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From: Will Fly

Tom, I don't know you and I've never met you but - as a musician, I'm very happy for you that you're able to make music again. What a release that must be! :-)


18 Mar 11 - 09:57 AM (#3116422)
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From: mouldy

Result!!!

Andrea xx


18 Mar 11 - 11:53 AM (#3116475)
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From: curmudgeon

A multitude of thanks of the support and good thoughts, but, as I said on the session thread, don't get too excited about my singing. I do not so much carry a tune as I do drag it around in a sack, and it is limited (barely) to a single octave of indeterminate pitch, bereft of tone and volume.

Again, thank you all = Tom


18 Mar 11 - 12:15 PM (#3116483)
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From: MikeL2

hi

This is great news indeed and a huge step forward especially for the confidence factor.

I have been through the same process some years ago and I know how I felt when I was first able to sing again.

Like Tom at first I had volume problems and also pitching the songs in new keys but I got there and now I sing all the time.

I don't sing in public nowadays only at family and friend's occasions. But that is my choice - and I am happy with that.

I will sing an imaginary duet with you tonight Tom.

Wonderful news and a great lift for you both.

Kind Regards from across the pond.

MikeL2


18 Mar 11 - 04:37 PM (#3116645)
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From: gnu

MikeL2.. nice post.

Tom... "I do not so much carry a tune as I do drag it around in a sack,..."

Sack, wheelbarrow, tin cup... no matter. It's just joyful to hear you "can".


18 Mar 11 - 09:57 PM (#3116774)
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From: Sandra in Sydney

well said, gnu


19 Mar 11 - 05:05 PM (#3117184)
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From: kendall

You probably sound like Pavarotti compared to me!