London Calling  

Fallic40 53M
3214 posts
9/29/2005 7:33 pm
London Calling

Now I know that sillysmartstylis loves to sing and she plays bass too. I know that SunneyOne loves to dedicate every song in the car to everyone she knows. I know that Lil lives for 70s and 80s music.

I know that all of us sing in the car. What I want to know is who do you think you sound like, what singer do others tell you you sound like. Who would you like to sound like?

Me...I can sing along in key with musicians like Joe Strummer, Bob Marley, Ray Davies, Elvis Costello. The Clash, The Wailers, The Kinks - I love to have that music on in the truck and freak out the girls. I can sing along to Elton John on some of his music (and play some of it too on piano) and also to some Robbie Williams.

But I do not have the upper register to sing like three of my idols: Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and ..........Paul McCartney. Clapton's voice is still an amazing instrument. Phil Collins may be the most under appreciated vocalist in music. I would give my left nut to be able to sing some of the Genesis music since I love playing it on guitar so much.

Paul McCartney writes music that is almost impossible for a normal person to sing. A song like "Jet" would probably result in a hernia for yours truly. (I am actually much more of a Wings fan than a Beatles fan.)

I cannot even fathom trying to sing along to anything Roger Daltry or Freddie Mercury sings ...although I can do the Daltry scream.


rm_Elysia2005 43F
412 posts
9/29/2005 10:17 pm

What never fails to amaze me is that Clapton isn't even that fond of his own voice. It makes ME melt, but he thinks it's only so-so.


rm_lickmepretty 50F
851 posts
9/30/2005 4:00 am



(is a first soprano) but can do Janis Joplin imitations. (can't really talk for the next two days tho..jk)

used to be able to do minnie riperton/mariah carey range, but now just noise kinda comes out

Plays in the base range for goofin.

Sings Heart and Stevie Nicks parts

(coincidently your favorites seem to be on my list as well)


rm_lickmepretty 50F
851 posts
9/30/2005 4:10 am

actually does know how to spell bass


SunneyOne 43F

9/30/2005 4:17 am

I can't say that I sound like anyone someone would pay to hear. I sing pretty low, so I sing along best with men: Michael Buble, Rascal Flatts, and a couple lower voiced females Joss Stone and Norah Jones.


Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
9/30/2005 7:59 pm

silhouette, I love heart. It reminds me of high school. I used to be able to play along to a lot of their stuff on guitar. Stevie Nicks has always been a favourite and I used to play a lot of Fleetwood Mac music in various garage bands I played with.


Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
9/30/2005 8:02 pm

Sunney, you have hit on one of my newest faves with Joss Stone. My oldest daughter brought me over a copy of her first cd and she is amazing. Did you catch her performing at the grammys with Melissa Etheridge?


Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
9/30/2005 8:08 pm

lmp, Janis still rules. I love Summertime.


Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
9/30/2005 8:11 pm

Elysia, I think that Clapton's voice has gotten better with age. Even now, when he performs his early music it sounds better than it did 35 years ago. I would like him to break out of his blues mode though and rock a little more.


rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
10/1/2005 5:17 pm

In the past, Bonnie Raitt
Currently, Elvis Presley and Tracey Chapman


SunneyOne 43F

10/2/2005 3:30 pm

Fallic.. Yup, sure did. And as crass as it is, she is SO hot, and so young which makes me sure that the men in uniform are coming for me now, or that my computer will be somehow confiscated.

SHE'S LEGAL DAMNIT - leave me alone.

Okay, there.


Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
10/2/2005 5:09 pm

Hi sunney, the thing that really attracts me to Joss Stone is that she does not come across as young. She just seems so much older - in a good way. Yes she is beautiful, but there is so much difference between her and some of her contempories that it really amazes me.


Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
10/2/2005 5:16 pm

Hi Jay, i bet you do great Joan Osborne and Janis singalongs too. It sounds like you have that great soulful style of voice.


Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
10/2/2005 5:19 pm

so silly, what are you going to sing for your audition? Has anyone ever sounded more sleazily sultry than Chrissy singing "brass in pocket"? Shes is "special, so special".


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