Dear peoples; I need to rant
A seasonal rant, and one that has noting to do with turkeys and witches and the color orange, but rather a Christmas rant.
Or more correctly, a Christmas singing team rant.
Did you know that Christmas will be here soon? Not all that soon, but soon enough for this years singing team to start practicing.
This years singing team is different. Normally, When we get together to start our Christmas singing team, we have people who have been singing together for quite some time. Who know all the songs that are generally used here. Even if they haven't been on our singing team before, theyv'e had a pretty good idea of how things are done.
But now, we've got a couple of freshmen. David is a very good singer, but all his previous busking experience has been, well...not here. He doesn't know any of the Spanish Christmas carols, and is quite ignorant of "The way we've always done things". So he's kind of mumbling around, And he's our lead guitarist!
The next thing is (insert curse word of your choice here) Silent Night. The darn thing is impossible to sing. if it's in a key David can sing, I can't hit it. If it's a key I can sing in, David can't.
Which brings me to the last thing I want to rant about. I've never sung lead before. I've always sung second. Important, carrying a good deal of wight, but always knowing that if I fail, that if I hit a wrong note or forget the words, Someone else with a stronger voice than me is singing too, and will cover for me. It's as is I was playing the second fiddle in an orchestra, always wanting to play first violin, And then one day someone shoved the fist violin in to my hands and said "Here, play" And I suddenly realize that I have no clue how to play this thing.
I'm done ranting. May your days be merry and bright and may all your Christmas carols be sung in a key everybody can hit.
11 months ago