Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Crush Confession...

I think I'm just a little bit in love with Vince Gill. This is a pretty big deal - I don't crush easily.  I tend to distrust celebrities and others who put themselves out there to be noticed and approved of.   I don't usually believe "public facades" and if truth be known, I fight thinking that people who need public exposure/acceptance are somehow flawed and needy.  I realize that to assume this is just as wrong as believing that we "know" any of the famous people that we are bombarded with daily - so I just try to stay neutral. 

There is an exception to my ambiguity about famous people.   I am a sucker for TALENT and KINDNESS.  When a very talented person shows kindness in their interactions with others I makes my heart go pitter patter.  A good example of this is Ellen Degeneres.  Another example is Brad Pitt in the advent of Katrina (I didn't think much of him -good or bad- before that).  And, to get back to the subject at hand, I have always regarded Vince Gill as an extremely kind person - so it is no wonder that every time I listen to his music I fall just a little farther in love and admiration with him.

I picked up one of his Christmas CDs the other day at an estate sale and popped it in the player as soon as I got in my car.  Minutes later I am singing my heart out and enjoying this incredible peaceful feeling that comes over me every time I listen to him sing.  His voice is just so darn nice.  It helps that I love to listen to music that I can sing to and his vocal range seems to match right up with mine.  He sings high for a man and I sing low for a woman.  He sings remarkably on pitch - and this long-time choir girl really gets excited about a man that can sing on pitch.  He has very little vibrato - just a sound so clear and lovely that it is almost haunting.  Beyond his great voice, he is also a very talented songwriter and plays several instruments well.  When I try to put words to the good feeling I get in my gut when I listen to his music I am left speechless.  So I guess I will stop writing.....

(It doesn't hurt that is is a good 'ole Oklahoma City boy either)

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