Post by godslittletrumpet on Dec 13, 2017 22:11:12 GMT -5
I purposely didn't use the NASA video because I thought it might detract from what Jackie did in this song and I don't think the audio is as good either.
I know shimmering refers to light, but I couldn't think of a better adjective to convey what Jackie does vocally in this song, at least to my ears. I'm open to a better suggestion from any English expert (which I'm not) out there.
I first heard this song a few years ago sung by Chloe Agnew of Celtic Woman. She does a nice job and I think I like her accompaniment a little better than what's on Jackie's Album. I believe she was also 14 when she recorded it.
Right away you can hear no vibrato and she maintains an even bright tone throughout the song. It's very sweet and pleasant sounding. With that said, I think the accompaniment elevates her otherwise somewhat plain singing.
Jackie's version on the other hand is alive and vibrant. The whole song just....well...it shimmers. I don't know of a better description. She actually elevates the accompaniment, instead of the other way around.
Her version is actually a full step higher and at age 11, is singing with full control of her vibrato.
Her variations in timbre also add to the shimmering effect. For example, when she sings "midnight blue", she goes from soft to bright back to soft. Very bluetiful, lol.
When phrases end with words like sky, fly, by, she changes the "y" sound to an "e" sound to create a jingling bell tone. I didn't catch this till after several listens, but I could definitely hear the Bell tones she was tacking on to the end of longer notes. Amazing. Is this something that is taught in voice lessons? If she was not taught this, then it is even more amazing.
I know there is a video of her singing this at a concert at age 13, but she seemed to have smoothed it over so much that she lost some of that shimmering effect even though I like her 13/14 yr old voice better. I would still rank that version ahead of Chloe's but behind her 11 yr old one.
rickolsen: I gave my cats some gravy dinner a couple of hours ago. Brandie and Sampson are sleeping on the loveseat. Phoenix is sleeping in on my bed. I am watching football and munching raw broccoli. Broccoli has lots of vitamin C. It is good for winter.
Jan 25, 2020 1:25:58 GMT -5
rickolsen: It was 38 degrees today. 40 years ago it would have been 0 or lower. We have less than 6 inches of snow on the ground. 40 years ago we would have had at least 4 feet. Michigan winters are vastly different from what they were in the 60's.
Jan 25, 2020 1:28:31 GMT -5
rickolsen: I gave my cats some gravy dinner awhile ago. Phoenix is sleeping on the couch. Sampson is in on my bed. Brandie is on the loveseat. I'm watching football. I made spaghetti today and I'm having some for supper with parmesan cheese. I like it.
Jan 28, 2020 17:18:48 GMT -5
rickolsen: I ordered my aftershave on ebay like I always do. Bay Rum. I like the smell of it. I had to go to the post office to pick it up. One bottle was leaking. I get 2 at a time. About half the bottle was gone. This is the only problem I have ever had with ebay.
Jan 28, 2020 17:29:06 GMT -5
rickolsen: I take it back. Once I got a bucket of cat litter and it had no handle. That wasn't ebay's fault. That was the shipper. Really my aftershave wasn't ebay's fault either. Shipping accidents sometimes happen. I still love ebay and will continue to use them.
Jan 28, 2020 17:32:07 GMT -5
rickolsen: I'm munching corn chips and watching football. I like corn chips better than potato chips. Phoenix and Sampson are sleeping in on my bed. Brandie is preening herself on the love seat. She will be sleeping soon. I have a good life. I love my cats.
Jan 31, 2020 22:40:10 GMT -5
rickolsen: Brandie is sleeping, so all 3 of my cats are sleeping now. I gave them gravy dinner about an hour ago. I'm watching a good football game. Peyton Manning is creaming Arizona. I'm going to eat a couple of cucumbers now. They are so good.
Jan 31, 2020 23:02:20 GMT -5
rickolsen: I got some Greek pasta salad, cole slaw, and deviled egg potato salad today. The Greek pasta salad has lots of feta cheese. I love feta cheese. I gave my cats some gravy dinner a while ago. They will be sleeping soon. I'm eating Greek pasta salad.
Feb 1, 2020 13:33:56 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cole slaw is gone. I've got half the Greek pasta salad and potato salad left. I'm not supposed to eat pasta or potatoes, but my doctor said I can eat them in moderation. When you are diabetic you can't eat anything good or cheap. I eat what I want.
Feb 1, 2020 19:21:08 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats are all sleeping. Phoenix and Sampson are in on my bed. Brandie is on the loveseat here in the livingroom with me. I'm watching football and munching corn chips. If you like corn chips get Great Value corn chips at Walmart. They are really good.
Feb 3, 2020 0:29:55 GMT -5
rickolsen: It is 10:00 am. My cats are all sleeping. Phoenix and Sampson are in on my bed. Brandie is on the love seat. I didn't give them gravy dinner because they didn't ask for it. When they do I will give it to them. I'm watching football.
Feb 3, 2020 10:02:55 GMT -5
rickolsen: I just gave my cats some gravy dinner. Prime filet chicken. They like that kind. They are gobbling it down. They will be sleeping soon. I'm watching football.
Feb 5, 2020 3:02:25 GMT -5
rickolsen: Brandie is sleeping on the love seat. Phoenix and Sampson are sleeping in on my bed. I'm watching football. Almost all of our snow is melted away.
Feb 7, 2020 10:18:07 GMT -5
rickolsen: My brother died yesterday. We weren't close. Now I'm the only son of 4 left. All 3 of my cats are on my desk. They came to see me.
Feb 10, 2020 16:54:26 GMT -5
Willyiam: May your Brother RIP!!
Feb 14, 2020 8:31:08 GMT -5
rickolsen: Thanks. I haven't seen, or spoken to my brother since my biological mother's funeral in 2009. I was adopted and didn't meet my biological family until 20 years ago when I was 44. We were never close. I see my biological father once in awhile.
Feb 18, 2020 18:32:02 GMT -5
rickolsen: One of my sisters found me. I didn't go looking for them. My cats are all sleeping. I'm watching football, and I'm hungry, so I'm making a big pot of stew. Of course it has mushrooms and lots of garlic.
Feb 18, 2020 18:37:03 GMT -5
rickolsen: My stew is so good I wish I could share it with you. I'm glad Agog suggested I cook my own food. I'm a good cook, it's cheaper, tastes better, and it's better for you. I love to cook so it works out perfectly.
Feb 18, 2020 18:55:35 GMT -5
rickolsen: I would cook for my cats, but they need cat food from the store. It has all the minerals and nutrients they need including taurin for good health. You should resist the temptation to feed your cat or dog people food. Give them the pet food they need.
Feb 18, 2020 19:05:10 GMT -5
rickolsen: All 3 of my cats are in the livingroom with me. Brandie is on the loveseat. Phoenix is on the arm of the arm chair and Sampson is on the couch. Today is trash day. I have to run a few errands and then I'm going to put out my trash.
Feb 19, 2020 7:45:25 GMT -5