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Now a lot of you don't know this,
but I'm a really good singer.
People often ask me how I sing so well.

The answer is borderline obvious,
but I give it nonetheless:
facial hair. Carefully groomed.

When I trim this beard, I sing.
I hum. I do some orating.
I'm not shaping hair, really,

I'm shaping tone.

A beard attenuates the voice's
harsher qualities, which travel
along the cheeks, as is well documented
by acousticians.

I go at it like a Bonsai master.
"Some… where over the rainbow…"
That's what you'll hear from my bathroom

of a Saturday morning.
"Way… up… high..."
The beard smooths,

it softens, it makes your voice
like a blanket.

People just want to wrap
themselves up in it.

I'm talking about your Barry Whites,
your Bobby McFerrins, your Ronnie Drews,
your ZZ Tops, your Ray LaMontagnes,
your Cat Stevenses, your Pavarottis...
and your early Kings of Leon.

This isn't just off the top of my head.
These are prepared words
based on careful research.

I'm talking about the dulcet tones
of the Australian comedy-rock musical
juggernaut known as The Beards.

I'm sorry for hitting you so hard
in your unprotected faces
with this barrage of evidence.

I'm just passionate.
I'm a very passionate person.

(And a really good singer.)
So: gotta go do that!



Mark Noonan
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
I write poetry, plays, and music. I've published, read, and had work performed in Ireland and the US. I now live in Atlanta, play the banjo, and work for a small folk music label. I don't know what to do with my DA account any more, except occasional outbursts.

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jasmine Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Hello there Mr Aromatic, sir. How are you keeping? Hope you're well xo
oddlyaromatic Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hellooo! Doing well. Living in Atlanta, all married-up and whatnot, doing (mainly) work with developmentally disabled adults in their homes and jobs. A very brief summary but in general: It does not suck! How are you?
Flutingspirit Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Thanks for faving :) Much appreciated.
Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Cheers for the fav !
oddlyaromatic Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for first comment in 13 months!
Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Jeez, you need to get more active in this community here!!
oddlyaromatic Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm gradually making my way back in.
Yancis Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi random Deviant, here's a LLAMA for ya!!! :llama:
btrsweet Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
hi, you.
like cooper below, it's been forever since i've been here. forEVER. hope all is well in your world
cooper Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
whats up!@!!! i haven't signed into this place inforever... hope all is well with you!
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