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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:11 am 
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I'll make another recording in an hour or so when the cicadas wake up. But I really should do it now while my kids are asleep. Then they won't think that mom has gone nuts and is downstairs talking to herself. :wink: Check back here soon.

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Location: Obamanation, unfortunately...
MindenBlues wrote:
And I envy all native english speakers to recognize the different accents. When I try to sing something in English, everyone tells me that there is always a strong German accent present - I cannot remove, even if I try...


We can recognize different accents because English is our naitive language. Much like you can recognize a German speaker from the North Sea area, Berlin, Bavaria, Vienna, and Zurich.

You can elimante your German influence by stop speaking German and only speak English. Then you need to listen to naitive speakers. Heck, just move to the US for twenty years and I am sure that you will lose your German accent. :wink:


Anyways, I thought Cicadas are completely different than locusts. Aren't they?

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Heck, just move to the US for twenty years and I am sure that you will lose your German accent.


Not so, J. My mother has lived here for fifty years and people still hear her accent. I don't because I'm so used to how she sounds.

Here is another silly talking recording so Olaf can listen. I guess you're not still sleeping, Julius.

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Monica, so far I only knew that you play beautiful piano and look beautiful. And now I know that you have a beautiful voice too! Had you voice lessons? You should not sing only in the shower, your voice sounds rich and sonorous, and with a singing prosody. Like a radio newscaster!

Yes, I would say "Monica" with the accent like your mother says. Did hear not very much of the cidadelles, because of the wind, but can imagine that they start terrible noise. Our frogs in the pool quack only frequently with silent gaps. But anytime, if the frog boss starts, all other follow and that you can hear in the complete neighbourhood.

Thank you much for taking trouble to record again!

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Hi Monica!

This is such a sweet voice message. Reminds me of the old "Romper Room" show, which I used to love so much as a little person, and we were hoping that the nice lady who hosted it would list our name that day, as she listed about half a dozen common names at the end of each show.

I agree -- we ALL should record our voice. Maybe I'll try a voice recording later tonight, and post it here. I would love to hear everyone's voice.

A duet of two blonds in flannel pajamas on one bench could be too much for the world to handle! But I've always joked that I'd love to start a traveling duet group called "Twenty fingers a-flyin". So maybe we could do that sometime anyway -- even the audience would be welcome to wear pajamas, so all would be comfortable.
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Reminds me of the old "Romper Room" show, which I used to love so much as a little person, and we were hoping that the nice lady who hosted it would list our name that day, as she listed about half a dozen common names at the end of each show.

Hi Nicole,
I can't believe you watched that show. I did too. How funny! And didn't the nice lady have some kind of magic mirror?



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A duet of two blonds in flannel pajamas on one bench could be too much for the world to handle!

Who says they have to be flannel pj's? I'm thinking more lingerie-style. (kidding, sort of :wink: )

I'll be looking for your voice recording. Maybe you can sing for us too.

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Hey, nice you mention me! 8) And you pronounce my name quite right, with a "y" at the beginning. :)

Though I too was surprised about it at the beginning, I also like your voice. You should expand this to some kind of audio blog. :wink:

And the cicadas didn't come out that loud on your first take. The Edirol likes your front door much more, it is very, very loud for some reason.

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Singing -- as requested by Monica. If I am able to do this, the rest of you guys darn well at least put your speaking voices here.

Edited and attachment removed by Nicole on June 21st.

Thank-you, Mindenblues and Cydonia for your kind comments below! After those generous comments, however, the reality hit that the clip was truly SO GOOD :lol: , someone looking to make a buck out there might steal it :lol: and pass it off as their own. So best to take it down to avoid that likelihood.
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Hey Nicole,

Excellent Star Trek rendition. 8)

Seems you have all the talents. :wink:


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Nicole, I only got the last 15 seconds of the Star Trek song. Is there supposed to be more?

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Well, I think after receiving thousands of e-mails for opera and concert bookings in less than an hour, she decided to replace the full performance file by a smaller one with just the end of it. :wink:


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Ha ha! You guys are funny -- have 6 p.m. student walking in right away, so will have to let machine pick up all those calls from Sony, Deutsche Grammaphone, etc.

I just did the end part of the song for you guys -- the part that everyone likes.

Gotta go!
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Oh, Martin. You're funny. I should have said 'hi' to you on my recording. So I'll do it now. Hi.
Now...you can be one of those who does this recording thing too, right? Come on, don't be chicken. You never did show your picture.

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I just checked the time zone map on the internet. The Europeans are asleeep for a few more hours yet, but I hope to hear lots of voices here tomorrow, with and without accents. If I hear nothing, unless Robert kicks me off the forum for being such a goofball, I will further punish and torment all the pianists by singing recitative in Italian, from Il Barbier di Siviglia. So don't be shy and be sure to record those voices! Monica wants to hear them too.
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That's right. But I fear some of them will be shy. Especially, Chris. He's the most chicken. :P
btw: I just saw the International Space Station sail across the night sky. Really neat!

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