Comments: Bones Recital

I think it's awesome that he has figured out what he wants and is going for it. :)

Posted by PeggyU at May 26, 2013 07:11 PM

He won't major in it. He says, "I don't want to be poor..."

But I like that he has the outlet, something to do on the side that he enjoys.

Posted by Bou at May 26, 2013 07:12 PM

Made me tear up a bit... his voice has matured so much... it's really crazy! In a good way. ;)

Posted by pam at May 27, 2013 06:57 AM

Bou, not 2 1/2 years...only 1 1/2 years for that change!! Funny how you don't notice it in the day to day, but WOW, he's amazing! Actually, his voice calms ME, too! Beautiful!

Posted by Peggy K at May 27, 2013 07:45 AM

Pam- It is crazy. It's settled in. And what's so funny is other than my husband and me, not one person in that audience had EVER heard him sing. They just knew him as Bones, that goofy kid. There were a lot of people there... a lot. But that's what they said, 'when he opened his mouth and out came this smooth voice...' they were surprised.

Peggy- Holy cats. You are right. It was only 1 1/2 years!!! That kind of makes it even more nutty!!!

18 months and he went from a little boy with a tenors voice to a young man with a baritone.

There are thousands of baritones with better voices than he, but we're so blown away by how quickly it happened and how much it's settled in. ... and how calm he is when he stand up there.

The metronome type swaying has almost completely stopped. Almost.

Posted by Bou at May 27, 2013 09:00 AM

And his vowels are so much better. It is very obvious in the comparison. I also noted that he isn't going flat on the low notes. (I would sing it an octave lower, but then I am Bass or Octavo.)

My son has been keeping with that haircut. (at 25) He is still using it to hide his receding hair line, but he is thinking about how he will adjust it in the future. Having a center part doesn't work forever.

Posted by The Thomas at May 27, 2013 12:20 PM

Then too, as a bar-tone, he may not have finished settling. I didn't finish until I was 15 and that was true of many of my friends who ended up Bases.

The ones who finished early were shaving in 8th grade and had 5-o'clock shadow by the end of the day. I don't think Bones is in that category.

Posted by The Thomas at May 27, 2013 12:26 PM

Thomas- No, he's not going flat so much on the low notes. The muscle memory has started to kick in now with the vocal training, in particular when he's sight reading. That was a real issue for awhile since it was all new.

He's not shaving and he's definitely not finished growing. That body on that stage is 5'3"-5'4" and wears a 10-101/2 shoe.

However, his voice doesn't crack near as much anymore, so I think he's getting close. When they were in DC he said his voice was cracking all over the place, but that could have been fatigue combined with weather/allergie issues. Whenever you travel, things can happen.

I just like how warm it's starting to sound. His voice adds that... next level of color.

When I hear the girls choirs sing, it sounds kind of shrill. Everything is high. When they add the boys' voices, it adds a nice warm balance.

That's what his voice sounds to me... a welcoming warmth that takes the edge off.

Posted by Bou at May 27, 2013 12:47 PM

The world of 'entertainment' can be a cutthroat industry that will take away all joy of a musical gift. Bones's not majoring in it can keep him enjoying it. There are so many local venues where he can utilize singing but not be hampered by 'depending' on it.

Posted by Mrs. Who at May 27, 2013 05:01 PM

I do love a man who is not afraid to sing in public - a rare thing in my home town. I love that my husband loves to sing and loves music generally!

Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful clip - it's been a shiny spot for me in an otherwise flat day (my sister left this morning after a 4 day visit *sad*).

Shaz xx

[PS: Don't fret too much on the haircut - it's a great way for teenagers to rebel against their parents without being an attitude or something permanent! :-) ]

Posted by Shaz at May 27, 2013 09:28 PM

Wow - I remember hearing the other one when you posted it back then... that is an amazing change! It's easy to forget how fast they change when they are kids. I love his voice! It's beautiful. I'm glad he wants to continue with it as he moves on to college. That's wonderful.

I was telling my husband about Bones and his "rose colored glasses" view of the world. He said it sounds like Bones could easily move into some sort of business sales - it's certainly a job where you need to have a rosy view of the world. LOL. And if you really love what you sell and have a good stage presence, that's a win-win. ;)

What ever he eventually ends up doing, I'm sure he'll surprise all of us and he'll be great.

Posted by Teresa at May 28, 2013 02:03 PM

well done, Bones! What a difference 18 months makes! Wow!

Posted by writersblock at May 29, 2013 09:21 AM

My boys love his 'new' voice. My youngest had big eyes, looked straight at me and said... his voice got deeper. I loved it. Tell Bones, the boys think his voice is great.

Posted by vwbug at May 30, 2013 05:03 AM

Oh. My. Gawd.

I cannot get over how Bones - for that matter, all three boys - have grown and matured.

Thanks so much for sharing this... it's easy to forget how much change takes place in so little time! You've gotta be a proud Mommy.

Posted by Elisson at May 30, 2013 08:11 AM