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clark bjorke

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Jun 3rd, 2009 05:20 AM        

I was on the radio for 16 years. I always hated listening to my air check tapes. Singing is the same way. I hate to hear my voice played back. Nobody else complains, so I guess it's just me.

How about you?


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northwest US

Jun 5th, 2009 03:48 PM        

same here, i like my singing voice live, but i don't like hearing it on a recording for some reason ...


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S.E. Michigan

I was building a house
Jun 10th, 2009 08:51 AM        

I like my singing voice, can't stand my speaking voice. I cringe anytime I hear a recording of me speaking.


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Highland CA

Close to Corona
Jun 10th, 2009 09:08 AM        

I have a little voice and a big butt.

There's a balance in there somewhere...


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I came for the brie and crab cakes.
Jul 3rd, 2009 04:19 PM        

I've had some positive feedback on a song I recorded recently. I've been listening to it to get used to my voice. And now I don't mind it as much as I used to.<br /> <br /> So, I wouldn't say I like it, but I'm getting used to it. Call it acceptance.


Tokyo, Japan

Jul 4th, 2009 05:09 PM        

I've always been in the "back-up singer" category in bands. I recently did my first gig as the "front man"... just to do it... after 40 years!<br /> <br /> I was very pleased that people were flipping out after the show. They loved it.<br /> But I listened back to a recording of it and I still think my voice sounds terrible! The pitch is fine, but... ICK


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Annapolis, MD USA

When in Doubt, Poke It With A Stick
Jul 4th, 2009 05:12 PM        

It's like lookin' in the mirror, Clark<br /> <br /> Do you like what you see?<br /> <br /> <br /> (Actually some old tapes I have of me singing lead are palatable.)<br /> <br />



thinline buy
Jul 13th, 2009 05:39 PM        

Worcester is my base now. Gotta ask, which hotel, which arena? Love this ancient history stuff...plus EB still has it going on, one of my favorite singers, no Mel torme, lots of tude and delivery, good taste in tunes too.....


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That chicken

is WRONG, baby.
Jul 25th, 2009 10:10 AM        

Ugh. That's all I got.


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US--Downeast (NC)

Guitar playin' bassist
Sep 3rd, 2009 09:48 AM        

I was a backup singer but got to sing lead about one out of five of the songs. I hated my voice at that time.<br /> <br /> I'm decent enough that people still ask me to sing. I no longer dislike my voice.

clark bjorke

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Pop pop

Nov 13th, 2009 05:41 PM        

What are you trying to say to me Eyre? Not only can't I sing but I'm ugly, too? :)


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One note short of a chord
Dec 1st, 2009 01:59 PM        

On my first CD the engineer recorded me w/o effects and made me listen to the takes w/o instrumentation or effects via 2" (tin-can) speakers. Made me gag everytime....but made me a better singer.


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Universe of Tejas

Bluz Cowboy
Dec 30th, 2009 10:54 AM        

The bass player that I have played with bashed my singing about 3 wks ago. Since then I have been working harder on my voice, using a cheap boom box cassette recorder and just recording the room. I am probably pretty good about 95% of the time, but the other 5%... We probably need to get someone else who is an ok guitar player to do at least 70% of the vocals, and let me mainly concentrate on guitar. I may need to talk to the guys in the band about it tonight. Drummer will say, sure to that, I don't know about the bass player (not the same guy as the one who kinda let me have it; he is a Ronnie Van Zandt fan or just really likes lead singers).<br />

Leif O. Bjorke

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Seattle, WA

You will regret your decision.
Jan 19th, 2010 10:50 AM        

No, I don't. I don't think most singers do (not that I'm a singer).


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I am not a complete

idiot - I have several pieces missing!
Mar 1st, 2010 12:19 AM        

I didn't even recognize it at first. Now I realize that it's just one of those sounds I have to work with and I don't have the option to pick a new one.


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Sebastian, FL

Outta the rat race
Mar 3rd, 2010 01:35 PM        

I think I sound like a bad George Thorougood. (That's a bad thing.)


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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Mar 8th, 2010 12:02 PM        

Not really. However, if somebody is singing harmony behind me, and singing it well, it seems to smooth over my "pitchy" spots.<br /> <br /> I'm playing in an acoustic duo now, singing a lot of harmony, and really enjoying it. The other guy is a great singer.

super mario

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tone to the bone no other way
Mar 8th, 2010 08:54 PM        

Not really - think it has to do with initial bad experiences as a teen learning to sing in the choir - other teens can be really degrading when your pitch is not exactly right - over the years have had the opportunity to lead in worship services - not comfy with that either - the band I'm in asked me to sing a song I brought in for the lead vocalist to sing - I don't like hearing myself in the monitors so I'm having to learn to sing through my sense of inadequate vocals and a lack of learned ability to sing harmony - maybe I'll get it one day then again....


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Hanging out on Broadway
Mar 18th, 2010 05:23 AM        

No...I nitpick myself to death always<br /> I've gotten used to it,but I'm not sure I really love it

Warren Pederson

Kelowna B,C,

Apr 4th, 2010 10:24 PM        

I hate mine. Others do too.

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