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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:41 AM
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OH MY FUCKING WORD...I sound like a boy.
I just called in a request for "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," and my call into the station was played right before they put on the song. Oh, holy fuck--I sound like a guy.

Good song, though.

But....AHHHHHHHH.

:cry: :cry:

:D
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:42 AM
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1. You might use it if you feel better...
...or you sound like a boy.

Bum. BA-dum. Bum. BA-dum.
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:43 AM
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2. Oh, you're so funny...
:eyes:

:P
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:45 AM
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3. Bum.
BA-dum.
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:46 AM
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4. Whatever, hedges.
:rofl: :rofl:

:)
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:50 AM
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8. Are you reelin' in the years?
If so, please tell Wilford that I want my life back.

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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:55 AM
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15. No way. I'd be a fool to do your dirty work.
:P
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tinfoil tiaras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:49 AM
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5. i sound like a boy every time i talk into a recording whatever
like those dictator machines in offices or whatever...

you're not the only one, believe me! :D
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:53 AM
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12. Well, I didn't just sound like a boy--I was totally deadpan.
Android alert. :)

I suppose the reason why I sounded so odd was because I was nervous--I hate the telephone with a passion. I don't like talking to people I can't see. TYPING to people I can't see is fine. But not speaking.

:scared:
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tinfoil tiaras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:20 PM
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22. i hate talking on the phone too
i always get really nervous for some reason...grr..i hate phones...
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:49 AM
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6. Hahaha! I am sure you don't, but if it makes you feel any
better, I have a raspy voice that I HATE!!!! x(
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:53 AM
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13. I sounded like a stoner or something.
:blush:
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:49 AM
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7. You should have requested something by Traffic.
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 11:49 AM by Orrex
I still hate you, son.
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:56 AM
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16. Nope. It was going to be a 'Dan song.
Decided on "Rikki" because I actually don't hear it that often on this station.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:51 AM
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9. Believe me, by requesting that song, you've proven you aren't a boy.
Don't worry - no one will be thinking you are a boy.
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:52 AM
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11. .
:rofl:
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:56 AM
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17. Right.
:rofl:
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:51 AM
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10. Do you mean having a deep voice?

There is nothing, and I mean nothing
wrong with having a DEEP voice.

I've had one most of my life.

:hi:
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:58 AM
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18. No. I just didn't sound feminine.
I suppose what I actually sounded like was some kind of robot with a voice that just happened to be more human-sounding than a normal android voice. :D
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:54 AM
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14. "Rikki" is a good tune, but I prefer the original - "Song for My Father"
by Horace Silver

file:///private/tmp/501/TemporaryItems/AOLTemp.html

mikey_the_rat

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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:59 AM
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19. Yeah, I knew the piano bit, especially, was cropped from Silver.
Oh well. :)
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:03 PM
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20. I am a HUGE Steely Dan fan...
but I know they cribbed an awful lot of stuff from early jazz. In my band, we play both Rikki AND Song for My Father (on our setlists, we call Mr. Silver's tune "Song for Rikki" or "Rikki Don't Lose my Father").

mikey_the_rat
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:43 PM
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24. They were jazzaholics.
Fagen talks all the time about how he'd take a bus downtown to hear jazz, and always miss the last bus and end up sleeping somewhere or walking home. :D
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:11 PM
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21. I hate, hate, HATE the sound of my voice
It doesn't sound like me, damn it! What I hear in my head when I speak is NOT the voice I hear on the answering machine or any recording. It's wierd and I don't like it at all. I sound like a major dork.

I don't know how celebrities do it.
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:55 PM
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23. Feedback, lots and lots of feedback
When I was growing up, I never liked hearing my voice on tape. But in my late teens I got into being a DJ, and was one for a number of years. Learned how to modulate my voice, breathe right, enunciate properly, etc. etc. It just took a bit of practice, and hearing myself through the earphones as immediate feedback.

Now apparently I've a nice voice, being as many people have said so through the years. It was just a matter of practice :shrug:
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:44 PM
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25. I cannot stand my voice, either.
:scared:

Creeps me the fuck out. :( :(
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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:39 PM
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26. I guess you kind of scared yourself
You turn and run...
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:37 PM
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27. I do too :(
At least *I* think so. I cringe when I hear my voice! :cry:

Others tell me I sound like a stoned valley girl, though. I dunno which I prefer- dude, or stoned valley girl. Sigh.
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dpbrown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:38 PM
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28. Your voice will change soon.


Whoops.


:D


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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:41 PM
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29. I always sounded like a girl.
:(
I use to call into the local radio station during contest time and I won a few times. This was when I was in junior high and early high school.
The djs always thought I was a girl. :(

I feel your pain.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:46 PM
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30. Call Congress. RIGHT FUCKING NOW.
Shameless copycat post.

I sound like a boy too. Don't worry. It's ok. Many people find a woman with a deep voice to be sexy. I do. :hug: Don't cry. It'll be ok.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:47 PM
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31. I hate hearing my voice.
I hear it and I'm like, "Holy shit. How do I even have friends, if I sound like that?" People assure me that it's all in my head, even my sister, who would definitely tell me, if my voice was annoying.

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