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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Why I Love My Family

I could say I love singing with my family, and that would be completely true.  With both my sisters and their husbands in town this weekend, we're getting together to sing in my ward.  With the 6 original Casdorphs plus two brothers-in-law, we have a perfect double quartet.  Since getting everyone together is so rare, we decided to do a quick recording.  I'm not going to vouch for the recording quality or balance since it was just done with a small recording box with an internal mic.  But sitting in the middle of the group playing and singing soprano, I got to hear the voices all around me, and it was the best seat in the house.

But that's not why I love my family.

Midway through our hour long rehearsal session, my dad stopped us and said, "I'm sorry.  It's just... this verse would sound so great with a Cockney accent.  I just can't stop myself from doing it."  Curious, I took the bait and asked him to demonstrate.  My mom rolled her eyes at me as if to say, "Really, Andrea... you are encouraging this?"  And so I took it one step further and asked if we could try it just for fun.  Michelle really enjoyed it, too, so after we recorded the serious version, I just had to share the middle of the song, My Fair Lady style.

That's why I love my family.