I Can't Make Myself Go '-pee' ...
Because I'm talking about a syllable in a song, the last syllable, actually, the last pain-in-the-ass syllable of Makin' Whoopee, specifically the rendition performed by Michelle Pfeiffer in The Fabulous Baker Boys. It's a high note, a high, sustained note. I can manage the sustain, it's the high part that's the problem. My voice is very decidedly an alto and the muscles around my vocal chords that make the higher notes possible clearly haven't gotten the necessary workout.
All that aside, I love this song. I love the simple accompaniment, suitable for singing in piano bars everywhere. L.A. Dave would prefer it if I sang this song wearing a slinky dress and opera gloves, but I've told him it ain't gonna happen, so he just imagines it instead.
When Brian and I were listening to this on Saturday, he turned to me and asked, "Were you a Thespian in high school?" As a matter of fact, I was. He likes the way I color some of the words. As Jon Lovitz would say on SNL, "Acting! Thank you!"
By now, you know the drill: It's a work in progress, blah, blah, blah. But it's a fun take. And the next time I'm in the studio, come hell or high water, I'll myself go -pee.
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