Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Hump Day Poll: Pick Your Talent

That tape is about accurate as to what the only copy of me singing "The Flame" by Cheap Trick in 1990 looked like about three minutes after playing it for the car full of friends that sang back up.  You remember those old amusement park booths that let you record in a studio then would pump out the good ones to lure you in?  I learned real quick I was tone deaf and none of us ever spoke of it again.

So I wish I could sing (or play an instrument other than the triangle.)

What is one talent you wish you had?

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  1. I always wished I could work on cars enough to replace some of the big items. I did my own brakes once and was just too nervous the whole time. Then I went to drive after changing them and had no idea you had to "bleed" the lines first. Had to call the uncle on that one for guidance. So while I did it okay in the end, save for that one step, it still had me so nervous that I was just like why put myself through this? Let a pro do it. I know guys who change their own shocks and struts, etc all the time like it's nothing but I just don't have the knack for that stuff. I almost inevitably end up losing a very important bolt never to be found again in the process of any type of auto repair. So I wish I had that talent, but I don't.

  2. I wish I could play the piano. I was in band, and hated it, because I wanted piano and/or keyboard lessons. Ironically my mom could play by ear on multiple instruments.

  3. I'm like you, I wish I had the talent to play a musical instrument. In grade 7 everyone in my class was made to learn an instrument. I learned the alto saxophone. I was not good, no matter how hard I practiced, and dropped it as soon as I could. I also tried learning the guitar and the piano, but no good. My hands and eyes are just not coordinated enough to read the music notes and make them at the same time. So I cook/bake. I can read and then I do or I can improvise.


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