To stave off the inevitable post-writing contest letdown, I have decided to let you in on a little secret.
Most people don’t know this, despite me spelling out quite clearly that one of the prizes for #btcurtain is Veil & Subdue, a Gothic operatic project. Check it out here: www.veilandsubdue.com
Not only do I sing, I sing compulsively. I sing in the car, on the street, at my desk, on the beach.
Here’s me singing onstage!
It recently occurred to me that all this singing, which I do anyway, could be turned to good use (like my tiny Honeymoon fund).
Then I discovered Fiverr.com. For those unfamiliar, it allows people to offer any small service for only five dollars.
Well, I decided I could do a song. Or several. So I designed a couple of gigs (Fiverr term for jobs).
For only five dollars,
1) I will record a classic jazz song for your loved one
2) I will record a traditional/folk song for your loved one
3) I will record a special occasion song for your loved one
Although I say it is for your loved one, I certainly would be willing to record a song just for you! And only five dollars!
I’d love to hear some other ideas for gigs in the comments.
Some of the ones I have planned are: I will record a poem reading for you, I will record a lullaby for you.
Not all of them have to be recordings, but I do love using my voice to read or sing.
My friend Paul (@paulramey), co-conspirator in Veil & Subdue, bust out laughing when I told him. He said, “You’re cheaper than a latte!”
“Cheap” is such a scrungy word; let’s be gracious and say “less”.