Monday, August 25, 2008

Songs from this summer

Well it's hard not to feel a little silly posting this, but I've decided to try to not feel dumb anyway. I guess the other videos of me singing or with my guitar have been messing around with my kids and it's a little weird to show these videos of me just by myself. I keep thinking things like, "huh, do I really do that with my lips when I sing?" Anyway, here's a fun song by Ingrid Michaelson called "The Way I Am," that I figured out this summer. I play it almost like a bass guitar and tap the guitar at the bottom with my hand to give it some percussion. (Ignore the vibrating of my low E string that needs to be replaced. :)

This second song is by Brandi Carlile and is called "The Story". I love how she sings softly and then gets really loud at points. I tried to do that a bit, but I guess I'm more of a folky singer than a rocker. :) I've been really into Sondre Lerche as well, but he's so amazing on the guitar I'm not brave enough to show my versions of his songs.

15 comments:

The Marshall Family said...

You need to call Old Navy and tell them you will do their next ad! I am very impressed...you sound awesome.

Seth Hippen said...

Wow! Way to go! I love the songs. They are now on the top of the playlist that continuously runs through my head, so it's a good thing you've got such a nice voice. Awesome, awesome stuff, Kare! Thanks.

jessica said...

You really do sound great! One day when we are next door neighbors we should start a band. You could sing and play guitar, and I could dance, or play the tamborine!

Lindy said...

I LOVE this post! But Gwen loves it more. We've watched your videos about 4 times in a row now. Gwen just gets really still and sits on my lap and watches it. So we need to come visit you soon - and you can go a live show for us. :-)

Nanette said...

Kristen and Nanette say YOU ARE AWESOME and we want to hire you for our next party!

way to go!!

Harry and Jill said...

That was so fun, I feel like I am getting to know my long lost cousins in ways that I have never been able to. You have a beautiful voice. I loved this post. Huggggggggggggs JILL

Colleen said...

AMAZING!!!! I WANT TO BE TALENTED LIKE YOU

SumGreater said...

You're so cool. Tommy said if there was a concert and you sang, he'd go. High praise from an almost 7 year old. =)
Seriously, you're still my hero. Just hearing you sing and play makes me want to sit down and write songs. Maybe I'll get a camcorder again someday and be like you! Happy thought.

Chicky said...

I totally just went and douwnloaded these songs after listening to you. You are awesome! (This is Autumn)

Marsh Family said...

BRAVO!! You are truly one of the most amazing people I know. Seriously from your mothering skills to art to music to creativity to rolling with the punches . . . on and on and on! You rock! (Figuratively and literally!) Thanks so much for sharing - you made my day!

cbracken said...

I LOVE THOSE SONGS - - AND YOU SOUND WONDERFUL!! I love seeing you play and sing - -we truly share that music gene - Thanks Grandpa Smart!! I think you have gorgeous hair and eyes to boot - keep the music videos comin' Super Star!

Todd and Katte said...

Your voice is so pretty!! Avery loved when you would play guitar in class!

Melissa said...

You are the coolest!

Trista said...

Hey Amazing Lady!
Great job! You are sooo dang talented!
I just sent you an email that bounced back! Can you send me your correct address?

Jenne said...

So fun! I love those songs, Especially "The Way You Are". I didn't know you played the Guitar, how cool is that!> Congrats on the baby on the way.....keep us posted on that.