Sunday, May 18, 2008

Weekend Highlights

Calypso has been wired for music since she was born. The ONLY way I could get her to sleep as a baby was to hold her tight and sing to her. (Given that my singing voice could peel paint the case could be made for sleep being her mode of escape.) At 6 months she'd pull herself up and bounce in time when music was playing. She has played violin, piano, clarinet, and oboe. Each teacher was blown away by her ear. She doesn't play guitar....yet....but when I used to take lessons she'd go damn near out of her mind listening to me trying to tune up. She has wanted to take voice lessons for years but was advised to wait until a certain age so as to not damage vocal chords. She's been taking voice for 2 months and her teacher tells me she's coloratura material. I didn't even know what the heck that meant until I googled it. I do know when I heard this on Friday night I welled up.
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36 comments:

Rob said...

Wow, she's AWESOME! I see an "American Idol" bid in her future; you can start getting ready to smack Simon right now! ;-)

So, she didn't inherit your voice... but she was fortunate to receive your stunning good looks and one out of two ain't bad!

Congratulations, proud mama. I love it when your chest swells with pride!! ;-)

Jocelyn said...

It's kind of freaking me out to see your face on somebody else's head.

She's so lovely--and how appropos that she's wreathed in colors like that, being Your Calypso and all.

You only "welled up"? No sobbing ball on the floor business?

Mona said...

wow! That was mind blowing!

& Calypso is such a lovely looking girl with the sweetest smile!

~Tim said...

Fabulous!

ciara said...

welled? i would've had a bazillion tissues out lol that was really beautiful. i can tell you're proud of her and as well you should be :)

airplanejayne said...

Momma has every right to be proud.

Please tell me what the name of this song is -- I've gotta have it!

lime said...

apj, the song is called "Let Me In." It's from a movie called "Rigoletto." (no, not exactly the same as the opera)

G-Man said...

I didn't hear shit!...
But I'm sure it was great!
She is beautiful...now if she could only clean her room. Hahahahaha
xox

mary said...

Fantastic!
Calypso looks a lot like her mother. (-:
BTW,a Sunday post on House of Lime???

Phain said...

GAH!!! I'm blogging mobile and can't see or hear it! I need to find a real computer, STAT!

EmBee said...

Loved this song... And my how much she looks like the pictures of you, you've posted at roughly the same age... Uncanny!

ciara said...

tell galen that i think i heard somewhere that geniuses usually have messy rooms lol

p.s. i have a mini-me, too. i say to peeps, 'yeah, she looks a little like me.' and they say, 'a little???' LOL

Sudiegirl said...

Wow - she looks like you, and a coloratura wanna be already?

That's what Beverly Sills was, ya know...

Wowsers.

Phaedrous said...

Very nice, Lime. Keep those voice lessons coming.

S said...

Wow Lime, she looks so much like you now, I just cant believe it!

What a wonderful voice. I know what you mean, saw my girl dancing last night, made me just tear up seeing her expressing herself like that, and looking so tall and grown up and dancerlike just like her mom......sob sob....

Wow So fun to see your girl in a movieeeee!

EmBee said...

Not another tag?... Your it!

Fred said...

Wow - great singing!!! You should be very proud.

lecram said...

I welled up too. :)

Suldog said...

Lime:

Thanks for stopping by my place and entering the contest. If you win, don't let Calypso hear the 10 (crummy) CDs, otherwise whatever talent she has may be obliviated.

I had great respect for those Sixers teams, by the way. Great games whenever the Celts and Sixers met. Do you know how much respect we had for them? When Philly beat us in game 7, to go to the Finals, we chanted "Beat LA" because we respected them, that's how much it was. One of the great moments to be proud of as a Celtics fan.

KFarmer said...

What a beauty (and yes, she gets her good looks from her mom) and what a set of pipes! Stunning~ and very heart warming. You must be so proud.

mssolitaire said...

Beautiful!!! Congrats!!! Thank you for sharing this with us!

coopernicus said...

Can't miss that she's your kid...these are the proud moments to remember when she's fighting to stay out an hour later....

Thanx for sharing it.

James Goodman, Author said...

wow, that is fantastic, Lime. Tell Calypso I said congrats. :D

VE said...

That IS my biggest fear...having to sing in front of an audience. Of course...I don't sound even remotely as nice as Calypso either.

AndyT13 said...

I like that part of fairy tales too! :-) She is teh awesome just like her mom, just in a different way. Mom peels paint, she'll break glass. In a good way. Heh.

RennyBA said...

Awww Lime, thanks for sharing this treasurers moment with us! She is so talented and really I think it was wise of you to wait, but for sure now its the time!
How lovely that she wants to take this lessons and develop her voice then - good to know she has a Mom like you to support her!

NYD said...

That was a real treat.
I hope that she enjoys a fairytale like life.
Someone who sings as sweetly as that ought to be given the chance to put smiles on peoples faces.

P.S.

Keep her away from the guitar, ya!

lol

Jericho said...

beautiful.
can she join my band?
:)
thanks so much for sharing!

ps: check out more of griffin house; you won't be disappointed.

pps: I reread the 55 etc. I had to laugh... more in a bit.

javajazz said...

just beautiful Lime!
that was a challenging tune,
pitch-wise and melodically,
and she was not only
so calmly composed,
she was able to look
straight into her audience's
eyes, and really communicate
with them...she is very very
talented! a beautiful singer...
you can tell she loves music too...
she's so natural with it.
you must be very proud!
ps i have never heard of
that word coloratura!
very interesting!
and being that versatile
gets you more gigs
when you're able to handle
more ranges like that...

Fortress Guinness said...

fabulous Mich, simply fabulous...!!! i was practically welling up myself...and i watched this at work...!!! tell her to keep up the good work...and ask her how does she get to Carnegie Hall ok...??? ;) xxx

Moosekahl said...

Beautiful! And what a pretty girl. You done good :)

Beach Bum said...

Just got a chance to sit down and listen. She was fantastic and I felt privileged you would share her voice.

david mcmahon said...

May I please register my pride as well?

Is she also a zipline queen like someone else I know?!!!

Cosima said...

The Mamaya's are saved... but will she want to join a band with two middle-aged background singers whose voices can peel paint?

Please tell me there is hope... lol

San said...

Amazing ear, and her voice is so strong and full of character. I can see why you would well up with pride and joy.

And she is simply beautiful--looks just like her mother!!!

citizen of the world said...

Rats! The video isn't working on my computer.