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Monday, April 16, 2007

Madame Florence Foster-Jenkins


"I am well aware there are people who say I cannot sing! But whatever the case may be - there is no one who can say I didn't sing!" - Madame Florence Foster-Jenkins
That is my new motto, as told by my new idol. Madame Florence Foster-Jenkins is not really a popular opera diva as compared to others. But she is totally one of a kind. So, why did she become my new idol? Because, she is a tone-deaf opera singer. A singer who doesn't really care if the world laughs at her but still sings coz that is what she loves to do. Most of her recitals are done in Ritz with her friends and the women club (where she is the president) as the audience. She has a recording album and believe it or not, she has a sold-out performance in Carnegie Hall!

As you all know, my talent is not singing. But just like Madame, I love to sing. And I'm sure my singing is something that everyone misses when they don't see me. Though they mock or laugh at me, they still miss it. And they feel it's not complete if they won't hear me sing in videokes or parties. Aminin. Totoo diba?

So how did I learn about Madame? It's thru a play by the Repertory Philippines. My sister has a free ticket and she invitd me. I think it's not a coincidence. I think, I was really meant to watch it coz after the show, I got really inspired. the play is entitled Glorious. It's shown until April 29 in Onstage, Greenbelt 1. This is not a promotional blog. But i'm encouraging you to watch it coz she's my new idol. Hehehe. And it's just really great to watch a theatre play once in a while.

*photo taken from here

40 comments:

Daisy said...

yep, iba ang dating ng live performance.
hey! i add kita sa links ko, oks lang ba?

kyels said...

Oh, I never heard of her but will definitely check it out!

(:

rHo said...

honestly, ngayon ko lang narinig name nya pero mukhang magaling nga talaga base sa pag-describe mo! kaya lang di ko naman sya mapapanood! hehehe! sayang...

hmmm... parang mas gusto ko yatang marinig kung paano ka kumanta ah! hihihihi...

ingatz lagi en God bless! mwuahuggz!

Richard said...

I agree with her, but ... sometimes you must respect the ears of those around you :P

tin-tin said...

daisy: okay lang po. thanks. pero sorry ha. di ko kse nauupdate links ko. hehehe ;p

kyels: i've never heard of her also before :)

tin-tin said...

rho: ngayon ko din lang narinig name nya. hehehe. magaling siya kumanta? ummm... bilib ako sa fighting spirit niya. hehehe. ganun din ako. hehehe ;p

richard: hahahaha. but at least i brought laughter to the group ;p

lazarus said...

I remembered one time when I was singing and one of my nephews commented "What are you reciting?"

toink!

Rey said...

okay, so now apart from seeing you in person, I now have to hear you sing too.

tin-tin said...

lazarus: hahaha. yipee! someone who can relate. nandamay pa. hahaha ;p

rey: magsisisi ka :)

The Artist said...

I love her too. Anyone who is an opera singer and tone deaf has definitely won my heart.

Like yourself I love singing but am never sure I'm actually on tune.

Thank you for your kind remark. Am in the process of auctioning my home at present so a little unsettled. Looking forward to when it is all over.

chase said...

There is someone here in Norway that is like Madame Florence. It is quite hilarious actually!

sexy mom said...

that's inspiring. i do not have the voice, but i love to sing.

ralphT said...

parang nabasa ko na 'to ah! lol ;)

tin said...

wow, that singer is truly inspiring. :) how much is the ticket?

carey said...

curious ako to hear your voice ah... and Madame Florence is quite an interesting personality. no wonder you were inspired. :)
have a great week ahead prettytin! *hugs*

RennyBA said...

Have to check it later as it's passed midnight here in Norway and I need some sleep:-)
Just here to say hello and wish you a great week!

tin-tin said...

artist: don't worry. everything will be okay :)

chase: really? who is she? :)

sexy mom: i have the voice but i don't have the tune. hehehe ;p

ralpht: saan naman kaya? heheeh. saya mo tlga ha :)

tin-tin said...

tin: i think it's P250.00 for the free seating :)

carey: trust me! you won't like to hear my voice ;p

renny: hello! hehe. goodnight and have a great week :)

ghee said...

sayang,di ko sha pwedeng mapanood,sa pinas pala ;)

i dont care din if i please people sa pagkanta ko,i still love to sing!

wow!at pang opera pa ang naging idol mo,Tin?ang bigat naman,LOL!

Wil said...

mahilig rin ako kumanta. wala pa ang nag-reklamo....well, at least, not yet anyway. hehe

iskoo said...

oo nga naman, simula ngayon lagi na akong kakanta kahit sa banyo lang, hehe

ann said...

Ok yan malakas ang fighting spirit. if you believe you can sing, go on...alangan namang magreklamo pa sila eh nakikinig na nga lang di ba...hehehe.

Ferdz said...

Magandang saying nga iyan! Ako panaman frustration ko ang pagkanta. Hehe! Tara na sabay saby mag chorus!

jase said...

Oh if i'm only there, i would definitely love to watch.

Break all the legs my dear!

Alternati said...

I guess she's evidence that no one can tell you what you can and can't do but yourself. It's amazing to know she's tone-deaf. I guess she's a lot like Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles.. they can't see the piano keys but they can play it better than those of us who do.

enoc said...

after reading.... parang gusto ko mag-videoke.. hehe :p

Toe said...

That definitely looks like an interesting story and play. So go go go with the Karaoke singing Tin-Tin! :)

tani said...

first in cruise's blog and now yours... i mean is it the time to be encouraged? i'm truly in the dumps lately and now posts such as yours about madame foster-jenkins inspire me to beat the odds. thanks.

Abaniko said...

A performance at the Carnegie Hall? Swell! After reading this post, I think I have to see this play. It's based on a true story, right?

iskoo said...

mag podcast ka naman dito sa blog mo, parinig mo sa amin ang iyong tinig habang umaawit, please...

hellotin! said...

hi Tin, I moved to a new place now. I just temporarily closed my blogspot. How have you been doing? Its been a long time... :-)

vina said...

haha! baka naman mamaya, we'll find out that you'll be holding your own concert na rin!!

di bale, i'll watch. take note: WATCH. i'll have my ears covered.

hehe. nagsalita ang magaling kumanta.

Sidney said...

Now, we all want to hear you sing!
I am waiting for your YouTube movie ! ;-)

plong said...

after 48 years! hahaha.. wala lang. daan lang po :D

THINZ said...

padaan lang po :)

Greg said...

I saw your post about your dad. Would you like to contribute a story to my new book about father-daughter relationships? Details are on my page. Thanks!

Gregory E. Lang

BW said...

Maybe you should take up voice lessons hehe:) THere are many singers who couldn't sing but became great singers. MC Hammer is one who comes to mind. Rap also gives people the opportunity to become "singers" and be good at it :)

Octavian said...

Interesting stuff. But just remember, sing even if you can't, just don't fool yourself into thinking it is good!

RennyBA said...

Just here to wish you a great end to your week:-)

RennyBA said...

Just here to say hello and wishing you a great week ahead:-)