Fun Fridays – February 19, 2021

When it comes to singing, I’m a bass. When listening to music, I’ll often pick out the bass line and sing along. With today’s video, I could keep up for the first couple of verses; and then Geoff Castellucci sank lower than thought humanly possible with his voice and made it sound effortless!

I’ll let you try to come up with a metaphor to writing. I’m still trying to recover my vocal cords.

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27 Responses to Fun Fridays – February 19, 2021

  1. Terri February 19, 2021 at 5:45 am #


  2. Ronda February 19, 2021 at 6:26 am #

    He has quite the vocal range!

  3. Barbara Harper February 19, 2021 at 6:41 am #

    Wow! I just looked at some of his other videos on YouTube–he does a marvelous reading of Poe’s The Raven.

  4. Marie Wells Coutu February 19, 2021 at 6:55 am #

    The lesson for writers is that even when you think you can’t do something, like go deeper with your writing, you can!

  5. Colleen K Snyder February 19, 2021 at 6:59 am #

    Oh. Wow. I’ve never heard anyone get that low, and still carry the tune. AMAZING!

    You find the best videos!

  6. Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D. February 19, 2021 at 7:10 am #

    Wow! Dude is incredible. Oh, he sings well, too! A musical Fabian…..(Note: This is meant to be funny. I am not a cougar…..Just sayin’.)

  7. Bill Bethel February 19, 2021 at 7:20 am #

    Steve, when I read the first sentence in your post, the image that came to mind was one of those singing-fish wall-mounts like you might buy at Cabela’s or Bass Pro Shop. I was trying to envision you dressed as a fish. One misunderstood word can really change things. This guy is GOOD! Tennessee Ernie Ford would be proud.

  8. Cole Powell February 19, 2021 at 7:43 am #

    INCREDIBLE rendition of a Tennessee Ernie classic! Thanks so much for sharing! Probably my favorite music-related Fun Friday yet.

  9. Kay Hall February 19, 2021 at 8:10 am #

    When you are feeling as low as you possibly can, WRITE, and you will feel better.

  10. OLUSOLA SOPHIA ANYANWU February 19, 2021 at 8:32 am #

    CLAP CLAP CLAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I really enjoyed this. God bless you.
    Have a blessed weekend team!

  11. Roberta Sarver February 19, 2021 at 11:23 am #

    Incredible vocal range! Wow! This is meant to be humorous: Does this mean writers owe their souls to the literary agencies? :0

  12. Diane Fink February 19, 2021 at 11:53 am #

    That is awesome! Thanks for sharing Steve!

  13. Pete Bell February 19, 2021 at 12:05 pm #

    I’m a baritone, who like many (most?) baritones always wished he could be a tenor. Tenors are, of course the choir director’s favorite male singers (ok, I was a little jealous). So, I’d often strain in futile attempts to sing tenor parts.

    But I finally realized that it’s better to be an “ok” baritone than a laboring, consistently flat tenor. Kind of reminds me of my writing. It wasn’t until I accepted the fact that I’m a “pretty good” writer and stopped trying too hard to be “great” that I began enjoying writing more. “Pretty good” is, after all, pretty good!

  14. Damon J. Gray February 19, 2021 at 12:36 pm #

    I’m curious how many octaves he can cover.

  15. Stacy Simmons February 19, 2021 at 1:28 pm #

    What an amazing singer, thank you for sharing his song.

    Something in his tone reminds me of when you write a line, and it resonates within. It creates its own singular tone that can only be attributed to the writer or creative themselves. As personal as a fingerprint, but one you’d love to share with others.

  16. Linda February 19, 2021 at 1:52 pm #

    Thx for sharing it brought back memories from way back. When I wz a little girl I sang this song ( parts of it anyway) Tennessee Ernie Ford I thought he wz the bom. I really needed a life.

  17. Karen Ball February 19, 2021 at 3:08 pm #

    You have a great voice, bro. I always loved standing next to you when we sang at Mount Hermon.

    • Steve Laube February 19, 2021 at 4:30 pm #


      One day we’ll be in the heavenly choir and do a reprise. (At least I HOPE you’ll be there!!!) LOL


  18. Karen Ball February 19, 2021 at 3:12 pm #

    Now that I’ve listened to the song, OH! How I wish Dad were still alive so I could play this for him. He would have loved it even more than I do.

    • Steve Laube February 19, 2021 at 4:33 pm #

      Yes, he would. So would my dad.
      Believe it or not, my Mom accompanied Tennessee Ernie Ford when the man sang at our church when I was in high school. She mentioned it often years later as one her highlights as an accompaniest. The best part is that he didn’t have any music for her. Just said, “Do you know ‘such and such’ song? Can you play for me?” So she played from memory.

  19. Marlene Anderson February 19, 2021 at 3:28 pm #

    Loved it!!!

  20. Kristen Joy Wilks February 19, 2021 at 6:13 pm #

    Amazing! Wow, so in the writing world I might think of authors with a talent above and beyond the norm … like how Brandon Sanderson can write amazing epic fantasy, Sci fi, YA, and middle grade all with believable female characters too. It blows me away, but makes me happy as a reader. It’s great when you discover an author like this after they have 26 books out, yay!

  21. Carol R Nicolet Loewen February 19, 2021 at 7:03 pm #

    Steve, that’s fabulous. He has quite a range too. Was stamping my feet the whole way through. Thanks!

  22. Kathryn Gardner February 19, 2021 at 8:28 pm #

    Loved the entire performance! I used to watch Tennessee Ernie Ford every week.

  23. Lois Keffer February 20, 2021 at 10:40 am #

    Oh, MY! What a voice. Thank you for that experience, Steve.

  24. Ann L Coker February 20, 2021 at 1:14 pm #

    Steve, did you watch his short tutorial?

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