Voice of a Friend, #706


I am a really dumb singer.  No….I am not self-loathing this morning, but I am kicking myself for the yearly stupidity of misusing my voice at summer camp.  Here we are, two weeks into camp, and I am already losing my voice.  I have so much singing ahead of me, so why do I always do this to myself?  I need my voice!!!

Part of me feels like it’s a given.  Summer camp entails screaming your head off with spirit and energy and fun.  It entails singing all day long…not just for the couple of hours a day like I do during the year.  Yes, during the summer, my voice is beaten up and overused, and my vocal cords are weak from the years of abuse.  It doesn’t take much for me to lose it anymore.

So, I will labor through it today and try to lay off of it this weekend.  Please let it heal for the camping trip I am leading next week.  Oh dear!

My song of the day is by the band Blue October.  They wrote that great song “Into the Ocean” a couple of years back that got some good radio play.  Today’s song, however, is called “Voice of a Friend.”  The song has nothing to do with losing your voice, but it talks about using “the voice of a friend” to speak for you.  Click HERE to hear the lovely song on Youtube, and let’s hope and pray that I will continue to be able to do my own speaking.  That is the beauty of writing, I guess.  I can always be as loud as I want.


About tucsonsongstress

I am a music teacher for children ages 6-weeks-old - 8th grade. I am also a camp songleader and a Jewish music specialist with and without my husband who is known as Shabbat Scott. We love singing with people of all ages all over Tucson. My "song of the day" idea originally started by playing music challenges on Facebook. I loved choosing songs, and my friends seemed to love reading and listening to my choices. I have decided to continue a daily blog (or as daily as I can manage) and tell you all some stories through some songs that have touched me either in wonderful ways or by annoying the heck out of me. Hope you all enjoy this blog! Happy singing!

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