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“These boots are made for walking…”

I was five years old sitting in the passenger seat of the car and singing my heart out with Nancy Sinatra when I was given some advice:  “Don’t sing unless you sound like the person on the radio.”

Bad advice. Read the rest of this entry »

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Keeping it Real

Stevie Nicks’ advice to an idol contestant: “It doesn’t matter about your big voice, it matters about your heart.” That’s what’s going  to translate, to draw people in.

No matter how great the voice is, if the words ring hollow, if there is nothing of substance behind them, you won’t connect with your audience. You have to be an actor as well as a singer. And a good actor makes the viewer believe what he’s saying is true; that what he is “feeling” is real.  Read the rest of this entry »

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