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“Just singing a song…”

March 15, 2022, 12:00 PM

This past Thursday evening, Elyse and I found ourselves at JMU, touring the recently renovated Zane Showker Hall.  I’m going to go into more detail on that adventure later, so stay tuned for that, but while we were in the lecture hall formerly known as G5 (now numbered 0212), I found a microphone up front, and it turned on and worked.  When you give me a microphone, you never know what I’m going to do with it.  In this instance, I had a little bit of fun with it, and belted out a tune, which Elyse recorded:

That was “Just Singing A Song” from the Today’s Special episode “Songs“.  This was Jeff’s entry into the song contest, singing about two mannequins that were set up for a travel display.  In the end, everyone sang their songs together as their entry for the contest, and the result was beautiful.

Amazingly, we shot this in one take, and it came out perfectly (and no one interrupted me for a speaker test, intentionally or unintentionally).  I also wanted to sing the “Whenever Days Are Dreary” song that Jodie did in the same episode for the camera as well, but Elyse wouldn’t go for that.  Apparently, one song was enough.  Nonetheless, I’m pretty proud of this one.  I sang the song entirely from memory, having sung it in the shower, in the car, and on the train many, many, many times in the past.

Considering how well this came out, I imagine that Jeff Hyslop would be proud, as would Clive VanderBurgh.