Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Murphblog First

WARNING: The video clip below is of me singing the greatest rock and roll song ever recorded. Watching it may forever ruin the song for you. Click at your own risk.

DISCLAIMER #1: I suck at singing. Randy Jackson would undoubtedly call me "pitchy." I'd rather not think about what Simon would say.

DISCLAIMER #2: I really suck at high notes, which is why I cut the video off right before Peter Cetera really gets going.

YOU MAY BE WONDERING why I did this. First, I kind of intimated that I would and I don't like intimating and then not doing. Two, this song has taken up residence in that part of my brain where songs take up residence and I think seeing myself sing it so poorly may convince that part of my brain to relinquish it.

All right, enough stalling...

13 comments:

DebraLSchubert said...

How do I send you a friend request to listen to this masterpiece? Also, I've left a little something for you over at my place...

Paul Michael Murphy said...

Oops. YouTube fail. I think it's fixed now.

Aaron J. Hewitt said...

Your voice is like a mix of Fergie and Jesus. For a second I think your body took the form of a unicorn...

Kelly said...

You are one brave man. Here's my review. Good eye contact with the audience (and with the photo of Peter Cetera). Fair choice of song. Somewhat pitchy, but really not too bad. Excellent use of submliminal messages!
So you don't sing in the can like V?

Monica said...

hmmm...nicely done PMM... if you teach as well as you sing, you deserve double your salary. Now, if you'll excuse me, i think i need a drink of grape koolaid. Now, where did i put my copy of sophomore undercover? why did i just say that? what's happening to me...? aahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Benjamin said...

How about "Drill Ye Terriers" next?

Paul Michael Murphy said...

Excellent suggestion, Ben. Everything I know about singing I learned from your dad.

Paul Michael Murphy said...

Kelly, you could be far more cruel to me than you were, but when you call "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" a "fair" song, well, we got problems.

Anonymous said...

"Yo, you nailed it dawg. I mean, it wuz a little pitchy, but you brought it. I love the energy dawg. You were the bomb - woof! woof! woof!" - Randy Jackson

Paul Michael Murphy said...

In keeping with the American Idol theme, I am now either weeping tears of happiness because I'm choosing to only hear the positive comments, or I'm completely devastated because I thought I really had talent. I mean, my mom told me I could sing! Or I am attempting to cover up my embarrassment by getting sassy with Simon: "I'll show you, you horse's arse. The next time you see me, I'll be bigger than Charo!"

Tracy Edward Wymer said...

From one man to another, that's ballsy!

Big Plain V said...

I know you were in your office or den or something, but the one and only thing that would have made this whole experience even cooler would have been pyrotechnics. Flares and explosions and stuff.

Paul Michael Murphy said...

I was saving the pyrotechnics for when I do "Proud to be an American."