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09 August 2010 @ 09:52 am
ear bleeding and puberty  
I don't know who puberty is worse for. Teenage boys whose voices are changing or the people around the boys who have to listen to them attempt to sing and butcher every conceivable note (and a few that I'm pretty sure are weren't meant to be heard except by human ears).

K used to have such a pretty singing voice. Now when he sings I want to stick my crochet hook in my ears. I just told him: for the love of all that is holy, please, sign up for chorus this year in school and get voice lessons.

I just hope like heck they do offer chorus at this school. Mom had told me that they took out most of the 'art' programs in the county within the last few years. When she told me that I looked at her as if she had two heads even though I've known that a lot of schools do this to save money and focus on their sports teams.

*grabs ipod and heads for the kitchen to do dishes, ignoring the fact that most people would say that about my own singing*

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scaperdeagescaperdeage on August 9th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
I liked my high school, they focused more on the arts then sports because the music and art kids won more awards.
Kazkazbaby on August 9th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
I don't know about here, but where we lived in Florida I know that a lot of magnet schools were being opened that focused more on arts or sciences since most public schools were focused on sports.

Which, to be honest, I'm 50/50 split on that for that fact that 1) its great that those subjects can get their proper focus and not thrown to the side, 2) it segregates those students. (for example: how many times have we heard stories of the 'football jock' deciding to take drama and finding his place there, or the kid who wasn't good at academics/or healthy for various reasons/or poor discovering that they were good at a sport and was able to go to college due to a scholarship.

(I don't think I'm explaining myself well but I hope you get what I'm saying)

I just hope mom was wrong and there is a music program here because I think that if K was able to get vocal lessons he could find a place for himself because of his love of music. And this boy really needs to find something that'll make himself happy.
arthurfrdentarthurfrdent on August 10th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
tell him to take up guitar till his voice stabilizes [you can't teach that part...]

and then? lock up the wimin' and hiiide the fried chicken. :devil: