Okay, so I’ve discovered a couple of female vocalists who’ve been around for a long time, but whom I’ve never listened to before: Blossom Dearie and Marilyn Monroe. Her (Marilyn’s) voice is so breathy and orgasmic – she simply oozes sexuality. It’s unbelievable. Funny thing was that yesterday when I was on the bus, the gay bus driver (with a big ‘ol ring in his nose) was calling out the bus stops in a voice every bit as low and breathy as Marilyn’s when she sang “Happy Birthday” to JFK. Trippy.
My jazz debut went pretty well the other night at Tula’s; singing with a live trio is not as easy as it looks! And the bass player was crabby.
Speaking of happy birthdays, here’s one to you, Seth! The big 2-0 today! I can’t believe it…..