It's Emma Grace, folks, live from the bedroom! Now with cats!
First thing you should know is that on here, I do everything in one take. I may listen to the music beforehand if I'm not certain I remember how the song goes, but I don't practice, and I don't do a song over and over to find the exact niceness. This is supposed to be karaoke, right? Not to say that I haven't recorded songs a number of times (over time), but that's just because I may have an affinity for a particular song, and I don't go delete the old ones or anything like that.
I'm a professional writer and musician, and also a professional jerk. But I'm only a jerk to people that are jerky to me. Otherwise, I'm a professional sweetheart.
I was trained in classical and jazz vocals since I was just a wee thing, but I like to sing just about anything as long as it is good. A friend recently said to me, "Emma, you turn every song into a soul song." I considered that a great compliment.
Recently I've kind of been gospel-ing stuff up quite a bit (and also singing a number of songs which reference Jesus). Here's the true deal: I am not even the slightest bit religious. Not a skosh. I just happen to like gospel music a whole lot, and I also like songs about hope and happiness. It just so happens that Jesus gets mentioned in a lot of those songs. I have nothing against Jesus -- I think he was a pretty cool dude with some good ideas. I just don't expect him to save my soul.
I'm really not that nice of a person (scratch that -- I AM a very nice person, just very particular). It's hard for me to be on a site like this where everyone is all touchy-feely and everyone is supposed to be sweet and ridiculous all the time. I'll be honest. I don't like looking at unattractive people*, and I don't like listening to bad music unless there is something otherwise reasonably entertaining about it. If I leave you a comment it means I actually listened to and enjoyed your song.
I absolutely hate cut-and-paste comments. If you want to listen to a song I did, and if you like it, say so. Please don't leave me gigantic misspelled sparkly banners just because you think it will make me look at your songs. It will not. If anything, it is a deterrent.
Haha, wow -- I just realized that this makes me sound like some sort of angry person. That is not the case. When you see my songs or talk to me, you'll realize that I'm quite the silly type, and I really get into music. I just don't like bullshit. If I need a nose up my ass I'll go sit on someone's face.
*the part about "unattractive people" was a joke. I don't care what anybody looks like in this forum, haha. I just said that to see if anyone was paying attention.