I have never performed naked in public.
I know, it’s hard to believe. The truth is, you won’t even find pictures of me in a bikini after the age of four. That’s when an aunt made a comment about my “bang belly” sticking out. (It’s a Jamaican phrase, but you can guess what it means!) The offending body part has been covered up ever since.
So you can imagine my surprise when Google Alerts turned this up:
The type might be too small for you to read, but the heading on the Mahalo Search Engine is Naked Singers. The fourth listing, under the subheading Naked Singers Blogs, lists my blog post about singing at the Solvang Bakery.
Last time I checked, we were fully clothed when we showed up. And when we left. We have some faithful friends who love to listen to us, but none of them has ever gone rabid and torn our clothes off. They just aren’t that type of fan!
Of course this listing could have some definite advantages. I’m pretty sure being listed as a naked singer could get us some extra gigs next year. High paying gigs probably. I’m just not sure if I’d be comfortable singing in front of these types of people. Although if they looked like Richard Gere circa Pretty Woman or Robert Redford a la Indecent Proposal, well, let’s just say that would make the decision a lot harder.
In the meantime, if you don’t already do it, may I suggest that you set up a Google Alert for yourself? You might be surprised to see what people are saying about you on the internet!
The month is winding down. Just a few more posts (and prizes!) to go. The winner from the Eighth Day of Christmas is:
Congratulations, Beth! Email me at solvang sherrie at gmail dot com and let me know which book you’d like me to send your way!
On the Ninth Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a choice between two books. Choice #1 is a copy of the award-winning YA Troy by Adéle Geras. Choice #2 is a copy of another YA The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler. Gotta love that title 🙂
Leave a comment before 10pm on Tuesday to enter your name in the drawing for one of these great books!