Nice work, Jay!
Very pleasant to listen to.
I don't want to horrify the world with me doing Open Arms. I have several tunes that are a real stretch for me. That's why I use them for practice/drill... I do want to get to the point where I perform it publicly, but I don't think I'm there yet. The notes are comfortable for me, but I'm not so sure about the tone.
I actually haven't had a chance to record myself since starting KTVA. I perform every week, so I can assure you, I have improved and people notice since starting KTVA. I have to find some time ( I have a full-time-plus day job, and gig two to three times a week) to do some recording, first of all so I can critique myself, and secondly so I can post something for everybody here to take their best shot at me. ;^)
Here's a list of some of the songs I like to sing when there's nobody listening...
Waiting for a Girl Like You
We Are the Champions
Boys of Summer
These tunes include High A's, B's, C's, and even a D or so. I think We are the Champions has a high E-flat.. Try these songs out in the original key, and you'll see what I mean. Once you get into this range you're starting to get into the money notes, but the tone is everything!
I'll get something together in between marathons.