Well it’s Tunes Tuesday, a way for me honour my second favourite creative endeavour, singing, (writing is no. 1) and share what casual creative expression can look like in a suburban setting. It’s not flashy, but it’s real. If it encourages even one viewer to honour their own neglected creative soul, it will be worthwhile.
Dee and I introduced our duo with Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” last week, which is a lot of fun and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Just like us, naturally! This week, however, we’ve mixed it up to show our sensitive side. During the week we were both separately thinking of sharing our version of Sarah McLachlan’s ‘Angel’, so of course we ran with it. It is a stunning song, if you haven’t heard it you should absolutely take a listen. Her voice is truly ethereal, which suits this piece exceptionally well.
Neither of us have that kind of lilting, floaty quality to our voices, so we stick to what comes naturally for us, which tends to be a little more direct and intense. It’s different, and I really hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoy singing it. Dee reminded me that we first started working on this one whilst living together in our second of three share homes as housemates before we shacked up with our respective men at the time. It would have been 2004, the year we both turned 22. That seems a very, VERY long time ago. Singing it together now, however, even though years may have passed, feels as easy as driving home. Muscle memory takes over. Music transcends time and space.
If you want a giggle, check out and share some of our first take below. If I’d managed to keep it together until the end, I would have kept it, for this is real life as parents of little ones. Always a little squeezed, sometimes a little infuriating, and often, pretty damn funny.