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My name is Mumpo
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Aren't they fucking annoying? Not people in bands or in the opera or whatever who have to sing for a living, they're alright, but people who have been in the school choir and for some reason enjoyed it and probably sing at church (not that the fact that they're Christians makes them intrinsically more annoying, no, I'm not saying that) and can hold a note and do the tremelo-throated Whitney Houston thing and don't we fucking know it, because hardly a minute goes by when they're not wringing the life out of some popular hit tune by trilling it at the top of their shrill little voices six octaves higher than it's supposed to be sung. They pipe through Maroon 5's This Love like it's something out of Gilbert and Sullivan, investing each line with as many extravagant purls and warbles as they can muster. Then, when you've had them in your house for the evening and they've eaten all your breadsticks, they suggest it would be lovely if everyone could join in a recital of Gaudete in the round. Oh yeah, and when they hear your seven year old daughter humming a few lines of something she's learned at school, they have the temerity to touch you on the shoulder and say "Oooh, she's a little bit flat on some of those notes!"

Get over yourselves, you singing freaks, and keep your fucking earworms to yourselves.

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the ability to sing is the talent I most desperately wish I had. I'd give an awful lot to be able to sing. the joy you must get from being able to make a beautiful sound... I totally understand why they can't stop themselves.

A lot of my friends are professional singers. I live in a state of unsuppressed envy.

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I was first banned from singing by the woman who I later came to know as my wife's aunt. She was the music teacher when I was in the juniors.

Then, when I was a first year at big school, I was the only first year selected for the production of The Wizard Of Oz. Naturally I played the wizard, being the smallest boy (by some distance) in the school. The big finale was the whole cast singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow. I was made to mime.

My last chance of singing was in the fourth/fifth year, when a choir was created from the boys in the top two classes in the year. I was one of three not allowed to take part. Purely on artistic reasons.

I'd love to be able to sing.

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Don't you join in with the crowd at Rotherham games, GO?
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There was an odd part of what was an odd christmas, when my dad, not for the first time in recent years lamented that I hadn't gone to his old school and joined the choir.

He has some sort of theory that he seems to have plucked out of thin air that I was and still am a good singer. I've not the slightest idea where this notion came from though, I sound a bit like a bag of steak being pushed through an air horn when I really hit form.

Still at least he was thinking nicely of me, which is good for the confidence. Unlike my mums atttitude over christmas, which if I can summon the energy to try and work out what has happened will be another thread entirely. My life has reached a thoroughly unwanted stage though where my options are to either upset my mum or my wife. Splendid.

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I can't sing for toffee. Still do though. All the time.
I used to be a better singer (better but a long way from good) and I even sung a couple of songs in our band. But smoking blowers killed that dream.

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My name is Mumpo
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I'm with you on this one, GO. I can feel your pain.

I only realised what a horrific singing voice I have the other week when I did karaoke for the first time (on a PS3 in the privacy of someone's house, I should add). I realised that to attempt normal songs where the singer uses lots of notes would be out of the question, but I couldn't produce anything other than the most harrowing sounds to accompany Ring Of Fire or You Spin Me Round. Even the limited vocal repertoire of Neil Tennant was beyond me.

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One of my most appalling qualities is that I'm an incorrigible singing drunk.

Not that I can sing, but for some reason I'm always overcome by the urge to croon when I'm reasonably pissed. It must be hugely annoying for other people, and I wake up cringing about it the next morning.

It could be worse - I don't have fights when I'm drunk - but it's still pretty embarrassing and I wish I could stop it.

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quote:
Then, when you've had them in your house for the evening and they've eaten all your breadsticks, they suggest it would be lovely if everyone could join in a recital of Gaudete in the round.
Jesus, did that actually happen? I'd like to think I'd be all "Leave this place and do not darken my door again", but in practice civility would probably kick in. What did you do?

Mind, I shouldn't talk, I've been singing "O Tannenbaum" in German all fortnight. Grounds for divorce.

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I'm just the same, AB.

When I'm in my car alone I sing a lot to the radio and I subconciously believe that it sounds okay. I think the hum of the engine papers over the flaws. Thus, when a friend gets out his guitar at 2.00 am, as he is wont to do over the years when we have get-togethers, I really give it some in the vocal department and - once again - believe in my own head that it sounds fine.

Needeless to say the advent of the video facility on mobile phones had a somewhat sobering effect on my self-esteem.

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My daughter's been singing that a lot as well. So much so that she appears to think that a Christmas tree is called an O Tannenbaum in German, as in "Mama, kann ich unter dem O Tannenbaum sitzen?".

Kids, eh? The things they say!

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being the smallest boy (by some distance) in the school.
Hard to believe now, eh?
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My name is Mumpo
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Well, WE, perhaps the Gaudete thing was just my worst nightmare. But I can think of at least a couple of friends of ours who will quite happily sing for our 'entartainment', and expect us to join in.

I dunno, perhaps I'm just railing against the whole excrutiating tweeness of it. I don't get the same feelings of revulsion when the in-laws sing in Farsi.

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I did a turn this Christmas. Went down quite well ... I guess I don't belong on this thread.
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I'm amazed at the number of people who can't / don't sing. Everyone has to have some tune inside them or failing that a piece of verse they can recite.

It's like the bloody electronic age has reduced the masses to nodding mutes.

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