Thursday, February 10, 2005

Great Voice

If William Shatner or his vocal twin, Regis, spoke "normally," would anyone impersonate either ov them? And on Idol, only de best match-up ov voice an' personality usually gets a chance. So d'you notice how some people's voice just seems to fit them to a tee, an' other people's voice seems to have been stolen from someone else's frame, MIKE TYSON!! Sorry for that Tourette's moment, but let's continue. Sometimes de most seemingly mismatched voice can be a blessin'; can yu imagine Q-Tip bein' so distinctive without that smooth, almost effeminate voice checkin' da rhyme? Whenever Mr. Pig an' I've got to be apart for any span ov time, short or long, his voice is always what gets me goin' as soon as ah see him again. Once he was waitin' to pick me up at de airport, an' ah was tryin' to find him in de post-customs confusion. Ah was scannin', lookin' for his face in de crowd, when a kid shouted above de noise to ask mi de time, an' as soon as ah shouted above de noise an' answered, ah heard that vibrant voice that ah love so much callin', "Piggy, a you that? Mi hear yu, but mi can't find yu." We soon found our way through de crowd an' de high heaps ov bag an' pan bein' rolled about, but that's still one ov de sweetest sounds I've ever heard in mi life. Ah can't describe his voice, it's not really a husky tenor, it just might be a livelier version ov that. When he talks, yu can always hear how ready he is to laugh or sing a song whose lyrics he mightn't even know--heaven help de song--but that's what makes it so hard to imagine his voice when I'm not hearin' it. When anyone asks what's mi favourite song, de memory ov him at de airport comes to mind before any song does. If Mr. Pig had a boomin' Lou-Rawls-Earl-Jones voice, maybe we wouldn't even be married--superficial as it sounds. After all, if Michael Jackson's voice came out every time Farrakhan opened his mouth, there might be no Nation. Voices are powerful, even at their weakest, wouldn't ya agree?

20 comments:

Abeni said...

You don't like James Earl Jones voice?

Melody said...

Kami, James does have powerful speech/voice, but ah can't imagine his kinda voice woulda do anyfing for me on de romance side.

Abeni said...

How bout Barry White?

Melody said...

Too deep!! If Farrakhan did have Barry White's voice or Jones' voice, then yu know de Nation woulda grow by leaps an' bounds, soh ah respect de big voice them have; but nooo, Kami, on a personal level, them voice don't romantic to me.

Scratchie said...

Nothing as strong as the spoken word Mel. The weakest voice can say the most damaging of things. I am not really a fond lover of deep voices either. I like a Peter Cetera, Air Supply kinda sound.

Melody said...

TRUE, Scratchie, that is SO TRUE! In de beginnin' was de WORD, after all.

Sunshine said...

Miss Melody-How beautiful and touching that your Mr. Piggy has that effect on you. Although Mr. Piggy's voice as you describe it sounds Melodious :-) it is also the music you hear when you're at your most intimate. I believe it is your obvious love for each other that makes his voice sound so warm and protects you and wraps you all up.

Angry Dog said...

Wow, how beautiful and touching Mel! I hope my voice have that effect on Pebbles. I've always wanted to have a voice like Vin Diesel still, but whenever I try to sound like Vin, I always end up talking like Buju!

Melody said...

Sunshine, that's so true about mi husband's voice bein' a good sound-track even at intimate times, 'cause you're right, his voice is de best love song to me.
Angry, Pebbles prob'ly feels similarly about your voice, but maybe she just doesn't say it. (Ah didn't say it either, 'til ah put it on mi Blog today. :-)

Jdid said...

I dislike my voice, always have. And when I hear myself like on answering machines I'm like who is this.

Melody said...

What does your voice sound like Jdid? High? Low? How does it sound, an' why don't ya like it?

Jdid said...

I aint even sure how to describe what it sound like to tell ya the truth

Anonymous said...

That was beautiful Piggy! The word is truly a strong asset, although it is sometimes used as a weapon. There is nothing like the spoken word!

Ciya

Melody said...

Jdid, fortunately, de fings that we dislike about ourselves are sometimes de very fings that others LOVE about us.
Hi, Ciya! Good to see ya! Glad ya liked mi post!

The Humanity Critic said...

My voice is weird. I think I sound alright, but when I hear it on tape it is wildly annoying..lol

Melody said...

Hi, Humanity Critic, fanks very much for de visit. Re your voice, ditto what ah last said to Jdid here!

Mad Bull said...

I doh really love my voice either, but its better than no voice at all, so I continue to wrerk wid it...

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