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Sunday, March 13, 2011


Voices fascinate.

Heck, even the word “voice” is a bit of a curiosity, if you think about it long enough whilst in an altered mental state.

Voices fascinate and that fascination is reflected in my musical preferences. There are the crystalline, the husky, the gravelly, whiskey-soaked, plaintive, tender, seductive, soothing and mesmerizing.

Screeching, shrill, bland or hurried voices tend to drive me into hiding.

I’ve been attracted to certain women simply on the basis of the tone and timbre of their voices alone, all other physical features notwithstanding. Well,that...and the quality of their laughter.

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Blogger Ponita in Real Life said...

A deep voice does it for me... Kinda all Barry White-like. ;-)

Sun Mar 13, 10:04:00 PM  
Blogger June Calender said...

Yes, yes -- and if we add laughter in ... the sounds people make are thrilling. And have you ever heard the "throat" singers from Mongolia and Tuva?

Mon Mar 14, 07:11:00 AM  
Blogger Wine and Words said...

There's a new American Idol contestant...Casey Abrahms. Holy Smokes. That voice! And laughter. How can something be so incredibly beautiful from one mouth, and so gratingly annoying from another? I like my laugh. Isn't that odd? I hate my voice recorded, but when I laugh, it is even music to my own ears. Perhaps for it's rarity :)

Mon Mar 14, 11:10:00 AM  
Blogger Jonas said...

Barry White? Yeah. He's served noble purpose in my life.

I find the "throat singers" absolutely is the Vatican Boys' Choir and a plethora of monk choirs and sundry vocal groups. We humans are an inventive lot.

I haven't heard Casey Abrahms, Annie, but I trust your judgment. I'm sure I'll run across a recording eventually.

Is it odd that your laughter charms? I wouldn't know. I had no reason to believe otherwise. I imagine all whom I've never met to be charming in every every tone and note.

Tue Mar 15, 09:25:00 PM  
Blogger anna said...

What is the sound of your voice? Would you record and post it for your loyal readers? Please? Pretty please?

Fri Mar 18, 05:51:00 AM  
Blogger anna said...

And I agree - the sound of one's voice can be a deal-maker or breaker.

Fri Mar 18, 05:52:00 AM  
Blogger Jonas said...

As matters stand, my 'puter is not equipped to record voice.

Methinks that's a good thing.

Fri Mar 18, 08:23:00 PM  
Blogger PattiKen said...

I totally agree about voices. There are people I'd pay to read the phone book. I'll add a dimension to this: I find I am attracted to "voices" in print and on the Internet. I'm not talking about recorded voices, of course, but the voice a person uses when writing...

Sun Mar 20, 11:14:00 PM  
Blogger secret agent woman said...

I broke a date once after the guy called to settle on a time and place. I knew I would be unable to bear listening to his voice.

Mon Mar 21, 05:10:00 PM  
Blogger Jonas said...

I could listen to Garrison Keillor read the phone book, Patti. Not too many more than him, books being what they are.

And, yes, there are those unheard voices that are heard solely within the soul. Me likes those.

I had a conversation like that, too, Covert Operative. The experience was much like that of fingernails across a chalkboard. Guaranteed lust-killer.

Wed Mar 23, 10:30:00 PM  

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