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Singing in the Shower

Singing in the Shower

Date: Mar 17 2008

Themes: Hobbies, Music

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They say it’s all that tile around you, that it makes your voice sound better. But there’s also the illusion that you’re alone. Even if you’re in a crowded apartment building, when you get in the shower you forget that people might hear you because no one can see you.

And, of course, there are all those microphone-shaped bottles of shampoo and maybe even a brush. And the running water is your white-noise backup band, or your thousands of fans clapping when you finish a song. The shower is a great place to sing, but does it make you a better singer once you dry off?

Jason hopes so, but Amanda thinks not.

Dialog

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Jason

Jason

Amanda

Amanda

Jason:  So I’ve become a much better singer over the last five years.

Amanda:  Really? I hadn’t noticed. Have you?

Jason:  Well, you’re not in my shower. That’s where I get most of my practice in, I’d say.

Amanda:  A lot of people do because of the acoustics. You probably don’t sound better anywhere other than the shower.

Jason:  You think so?

Amanda:  Yup, I do.

Jason:  Oh, man. Way to burst my bubble.

Amanda:  No offense. I’m sure you sound great. But what are you practicing for? American Idol for ‘09?

Jason:  Yup.

Amanda:  Are they coming here?

Jason:  Uh-huh.

Amanda:  Really?

Jason:  Yeah.

Amanda:  That’s like your ninth try or something?

Jason:  Uh-huh.

Amanda:  OK.

Jason:  This is the one. I’ve been taking four showers a day. It’s driving my roomates crazy.

Amanda:  What are you gonna sing?

Jason:  Um, “You Are the Wind Beneath my Wings.”

Amanda:  Well, here’s a question. So you’re practicing in the shower, but then the American Idol audition is sans shower. Are you worried it will sound a little different?

Jason:  I’m a little worried. Maybe I’ll just do it in my bathrobe so it’s kind of half way…

Amanda:  I see what you’re saying, because a lot of people are wearing those costumes and then it kind of guarantees your shot on TV…

Jason:  Exactly.

Amanda:  ...which is so lame.

Jason:  I don’t know…gimmickry...

Amanda:  Good luck! Break a leg!

 

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Discussion

Jason brags to Amanda that he’s become a better singer over the last few years. His secret? Singing in the shower.

Amanda tells Jason that he probably isn’t any better at singing outside of the shower. He gets a little hurt so she says she’s sure he’s a good singer.

But he can’t be all that good considering he’s tried out for American Idol and failed eight times. For his ninth try next year he’s going to wear his bathrobe so that he’ll be reminded of the shower. Plus it makes it more likely that he’ll be on TV! But Amanda thinks that’s lame and jokes about it a little bit.

What song do you sing in the shower?

 

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lydiacat

lydiacat

China

sing in the shower ?Tongue out

it's awesome! i like it ,but actually ,i never do it .hehe

but i think i l have a try in the coming days .hehe~~Kiss

 

 

07:13 AM Mar 17 2008 |

kaushalyats

Sri Lanka

hey, Jason be careful don't know what will comment on your performance by snarky Simon.Because he is brutally frank when he comments.

06:51 AM Mar 17 2008 |

kaushalyats

Sri Lanka

hey, Jason be careful don’t know what will comment on your performance by snarky Simon.Because he is brutally frank when he comments.

06:51 AM Mar 17 2008 |

ABC-easy

China

he he

I like listening music,I will try how to sing .

 

06:50 AM Mar 17 2008 |

ABC-easy

China

he he

I like listening music,I will try how to sing .

 

06:50 AM Mar 17 2008 |

PhoeNiX

Haiti

My Vocab:

frankly
vent
negative
taken in this sense
acoustics

06:42 AM Mar 17 2008 |

kiojohn

kiojohn

China

singin’ in the shower. Ha~! Mayb i can try to feel that!!

04:50 AM Mar 17 2008 |

Dekler

Dekler

Kazakhstan

Hard to say what will be after his attempts,
I think he will fall again in American Idol.


04:12 AM Mar 17 2008 |

milan22parmar

United States

Poor Jason

03:33 AM Mar 17 2008 |

milan22parmar

United States

Poor Jason

03:33 AM Mar 17 2008 |

daniel821

daniel821

China

Anyway, i like singing in the shower,and i feel so relaxed and peaceful when i am singing.I think it's a vent for you to let all your negative emotion out of your body,taken in this sense,it's very good for your mental health,so just do it,i promise that you will enjoy it too.

03:03 AM Mar 17 2008 |

sunnylinda

sunnylinda

China

it is really cool to singing in the shower. i will have a try.

 

02:49 AM Mar 17 2008 |

brook-guo

brook-guo

China

Haha^It sounds interesting to sing in the shower.Frankly speaking,I ever had  same experiences at home, and it is really enjoyable.Singing in the shower, the voice will sound better than singing outside.Unfortunately,I can`t do it in my school.When I`m taking the shower in school there are so many schoolmates around me ,and I can only sing in my heart.

02:41 AM Mar 17 2008 |

Michellita

Michellita

Brazil

I simply love singing in the shower, my voice sounds so cool!

02:18 AM Mar 17 2008 |

GavinZheng

GavinZheng

China

i' d like singing the song : rhythm of the rain.

it seems that Jason would have his tenth or more attempt for america idiol ~

 

02:04 AM Mar 17 2008 |

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