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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He has quite the vocal range!
Wow! I just looked at some of his other videos on YouTube–he does a marvelous reading of Poe’s The Raven.
Marie Wells Coutu
The lesson for writers is that even when you think you can’t do something, like go deeper with your writing, you can!
Colleen K Snyder
Oh. Wow. I’ve never heard anyone get that low, and still carry the tune. AMAZING!
You find the best videos!
Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D.
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’.)
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.
INCREDIBLE rendition of a Tennessee Ernie classic! Thanks so much for sharing! Probably my favorite music-related Fun Friday yet.
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I really enjoyed this. God bless you.
Have a blessed weekend team!
Incredible vocal range! Wow! This is meant to be humorous: Does this mean writers owe their souls to the literary agencies? :0
That is awesome! Thanks for sharing Steve!
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!
Damon J. Gray
I’m curious how many octaves he can cover.
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.
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.
You have a great voice, bro. I always loved standing next to you when we sang at Mount Hermon.
One day we’ll be in the heavenly choir and do a reprise. (At least I HOPE you’ll be there!!!) LOL
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.
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.
Kristen Joy Wilks
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!
Carol R Nicolet Loewen
Steve, that’s fabulous. He has quite a range too. Was stamping my feet the whole way through. Thanks!
Loved the entire performance! I used to watch Tennessee Ernie Ford every week.
Oh, MY! What a voice. Thank you for that experience, Steve.
Ann L Coker
Steve, did you watch his short tutorial?