Friday, April 14, 2006

Diva Series: April 10, 2006

So I decided to give the audience members "ballots" for all the new songs. Since I don't play as often these days, I also don't get as much feedback about which songs people love (oh, of course, you all love all of them, I know. But I want to know which ones really... shine). I figured, "why not just ask people? Maybe they'd tell me.

So I did. And to be honest, I was surprised at the responses I got. Songs I figured weren't that great were loved and vise verse (shows you what I know). Most people did more than check the little boxes. I got a lot of comments, and they were so good, I decided I'd publish some of them here. So, here's the shake-down on which songs got the most votes, and some of the things people said about them:
  • 8 - Reaching Up
    • "My fav. You sounded like an angel singing this."
    • "My favorite. 4 thumbs up. Love this one."
  • 5 - Betrothed
    • "Very pretty."
    • "Every time you hit the first note of every line in the refrain, it was like light." [what a poetic fan this one is!]
    • "Great. Very emotionally moving song."
    • "Madly, deeply in love with this."
  • 7 - Prayer
    • "Beautiful"
    • "Great. Add 1 more verse. Lyrics/Music on point."
  • 3 - Angels Could Not Hear Me Cry
    • "Good. Made me sad though."
  • 8 - Tell Me Baby
    • "Love it! Would listen to it in the car all the time!"
    • "Great! Add a few more chords and this is a top 10 hit."
  • 6 - Change My Mind
    • "A song for all to hear."
    • "We love this song"
    • "Wow!... and I am a guy."
    • " :) "
  • 4 - Start Over
    • "Fun song"
    • "I like how this exposes the circus of logic we play with ourselves."
    • " I think [this was] my favorite. It really hit home being single."
I also got a lot of other warm fuzzies, like:
  • "I love the way you write. The words really speak to my heart! As you sing with the music it flows so well."
  • "I always get goosebumps when I hear you sing a.k.a. you're an 11+ in my book!"
  • "What a joy it was to listen to you! You are very talented! Thank you for an enjoyable evening."
  • "Times I cried: IIIII"
sigh. It doesn't get any better than that. I should do this every time! Of course, I got some suggestions too, but I figure those are just for me. Actually, all of this is just for me, I guess. Is it a violation to post people's comments here? I hope not. I just thought people might be interested to know what others think. It's like American Idol, right? Also, I get to bask in the glory of praise and feel good for a moment. Hopefully a moment long enough to keep me going...

and going...

and going...

Thanks, everyone, for coming and filling the room!