Anyway, I took a few guitar lessons a few years ago so that I would have an instrument to sing along with but I just haven't had much time (or at least haven't made the time) to play much and learn more. I have a friend who plays guitar very well and I have sung along with him once in a while.
But this past week, I mustered up the courage to sing at a wonderful local restaurant (www.classicquiche.com) where Bill and I have gotten to know the owner, Joe Sciarrone.
Tuesday nights he and Mike Richmond (http://www.mikerichmondmusic.com/ ) play jazz music with Joe's daughter, Roxanne, who comes in once in while to sing - she's fantastic! Here's a video of Roxanne singing with her dad on guitar and Mike on bass - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STe5tXhFHVU.
A couple of weeks ago, Mike told me he would get the music for Dobie Gray's "Drift Away" after I told him I loved that song. He asked if I would sing it this week. I waited until the end the of the night - I was too nervous to sing in front of all those strangers. But I did it. My voice was shaking from fear! Ha ha! and it was very low from what Joe told me - he wants me to use the microphone next time. So, this coming Tuesday, I may muster up the courage, again, to sing Besame Mucho in English. I'll see how I feel. Joe will bring the music. I may chicken out, but if I practice the song enough and just sing from my heart, I'll do fine.
It's something I've wanted to do...all the time. I'm glad I had a chance to do something I truly love doing. I would probably never have this chance again, so I'm taking advantage of the opportunity as long as they will have me and I'm still enjoying it.
We should all take those moments of opportunity to make our lives a little better and go for it! See what magic you can create.