Proper Technique

from Stories In Small Spaces (ellen cherry & Bonnie Schupp) by ellen cherry

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No one taught me how to speak
Into a microphone
I had to suss it out
I did it all alone

First I popped my P’s
I meant no great offense
Sometimes proximity
Really makes no sense

The closer that I get
The more muffled I become
The further that I go
The words you’ll hear are none

Here is what I’ve found
From years of try and fail
To make a pretty sound
Not a whisper or a wail

Find that space between
There is no need to shout
An inch from the windscreen
Let your secrets out


from Stories In Small Spaces (ellen cherry & Bonnie Schupp), released September 11, 2018


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Emmy nominated singer/songwriter ellen cherry (lowercase letters intentional!) is a full-time touring and working performer based in Baltimore, MD. In 2017, ellen presents a new touring project called Portraits in Song that marries her love of storytelling and her passion for history through songs and portraits of interesting women in history to increase love and empathy for all. ... more

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