Sunday, September 26, 2010

Being Profondo

The basso profondo is the lowest male singing voice. Coming from a family with 3 classically-trained singers (I'm including my husband in this "family" equation, along with Dad and bro), hitting a low note has always been of concern (and debate).

So my brother posted this video on Facebook the other day. Even if you're not the slightest bit musically inclined, you should listen to this and simply marvel:

Dammit, the video won't embed, but follow the linky!

I played it for my husband, who's a baritone/bass, and he jokingly tried at the notes...and was still about 2 octaves higher.

In other news, I've started a new novel. It's a bit of Leverage-meets-Batman-meets-Venture, Firefly? Trying to write it NaNo-style, throwing the editor out the window and such. So far I've written 10 pages, which I think is around 6k? And I even did some character-view free writing, which was a first for me, but absolutely necessary to wrap my head around this MC.

Also, we're getting rain for the first time in over a month. It's awesome.

How's tricks? 


Crystal Cook said...

NEW NOVEL?! Awesome :) I wanna read it. I did not get any of your references other than Batman. But, Batman is awesome in every way so it must be awesome too.

Good for you :) Miss, chatting, with you and, having you mark my comma splices :(

Also am missing Linden.

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Crystal Cook said...

I am totally lame and posted my comment twice. Yikes.

Anonymous said...

Tricks is good. Thanks for askin'. :)

Also, I have a cousin who sang countertenor for a while. He was pretty good, too.

Just a straight tenor, m'self, though. We're a damn dime a dozen. Good thing I prefer writing.

Old Kitty said...

Ooooh I'm at work so will have to wait till I get home to listen!! But how exciting - what talents about round your place!! Wow!! How low can you go?!?!! LOL!

And this new novel of yours is sounding GOOD!! Well done you!!! Keep going!

Take care

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If I sang that low I'd hurt myself!

Firefly and Leverage? Great combination.

And we finally got rain, too!

Christine Danek said...

Your new novel sounds very interesting. I wanna read.
Go, Summer.
We finally got rain too. :)
Hope you are well.

Renae said...

Congrats on the new novel! It sounds amazing!

Hannah said...

oooh, I is intrigued!! Does this mean no NaNo or is this your NaNo before NaNo? I wonder how many times I can say NaNo? ;)

I did some writing yesterday. I think I scribbled around 3K. I was excited and tired all at the same time. Too many blogfests make for a tired brain.

Sarah Ahiers said...

eh, i'm a bit behind on tricks.

Your new novel sounds AWESOME! I like all those things!

I'll check out the video next time i'm on a comp that allows videos

DL Hammons said...

Leverage-meets-Batman-meets-Venture, Firefly

I'm still trying to wrap my head around that concept, but if its what I think, that would be pure awesomeness!! I'm ready to read NOW!!!

Things have been slow on the 'street'...maybe its time for a new outfit??

Anonymous said...

Sounds like it could be very entertaining, good luck with it!!