November 26th 2008:
No, I'm not gone for good... I just haven't been online much lately. The main reason is that other projects have kept me occupied, but it's not just that.
I've been going at a pace singsnapwise that I'm not up to physically, and I've been doing so for more than a year. It's not good for me too spend more than about half an hour per day in front of the screen if I still want to be able to do other stuff like reading, painting, piano playing. When I overstay my welcome at my computer I have to pay for that for hours, sometimes days... and more often than not I can't bring myself to stay away that long... a viscious circle.
Unfortunately there is no compromise - either I spend enough time online to not only record a song once in a while but also visit my friends. Or I sing when I feel like it and don't participate in the rest of the fun... but that's not how I understand this community.
Scylla or Charybdis - what's it gonna be?
October 22nd 2008:
I'm speechless! The chicken duet got voted into the Hall Of Fame!!! Thank your very much for your votes! I'm happy, honoured, flattered - and scared, because now my two silliest and goofiest - well, let's face it: wackiest - songs can be found in the HOF... lol!!!
August 26th 2008:
I can't believe I've completely forgotten to update my profile and throw away all that stuff about my moving... lol!
Well, the big move is over and done with, but I'm spending too much time swimming in Lake Constance instead of unpacking boxes, and so I'm still living in the midst of chaos... but what the heck! It's beautiful here!
May 14th 2008: (edited)
This is a black day. I can't believe so many more songs are lost.
Whatever the reasons, I strongly believe it's the song data base that forms the core and spine of any karaoke site. Everything else, however pleasurable and original, is only a bonus...
May 8th 2008:
The most amzing thing happened! A few days ago I got an email from SingSnap support - and I nearly let it rot in my junk mail folder... but luckily I did open it, and inside was big news: I got sponsored! YEEEAAAAH!!!
I'm so happy for the opportunity to try out the gold features! I can hardly wait :)))
I'd like to express my sincere thanks to she'll-know-who!!!
It's amazing how my recordings have started to pile up... it's a jungle! I don't care if anybody misses out on my umpteenth recording of "White Christmas", but I'd like to make access to my parodies easier. So here they are:
"50 ways to love the summer" = "50 ways to leave your lover" = http://www.singsnap.com/snap/r/b2c90031
"It Ain't Easy Being Green" = "It Ain't Easy Being Blue" = http://www.singsnap.com/snap/r/b4a59d20
"Mandy" = "Randy" = http://www.singsnap.com/snap/r/aff56dee
(http://www.singsnap.com/snap/r/c3127aaf5 lost due to license problems)
"Goldfinger" = "Gold Member" = http://www.singsnap.com/snap/r/b6eb12df
"He ain't heavy, he's my brother" = "I ain't heavy, ..." = http://www.singsnap.com/snap/r/ae9aef6d
"Road to Mandalay" = "Road to DunnoWhere" = http://www.singsnap.com/snap/r/b51286a99
"One good love" = "One good Trip" = http://www.singsnap.com/snap/r/b8123d76f
You might have noticed that I've left out a couple of songs that might be mistaken for parodies accidently...
I've finally harassed my hubby enough and he's started recording... maybe you can spare a minute to listen to him?
His username is SingThor and this is the link to his recordings: http://www.singsnap.com/snap/watchAndListen/recordingsForUser/bc30d8c
Well, what's there to tell? I'm 33 years old and I live in the middle of Germany (though I'd much rather live by the sea!). I've studied mathematics and now I help kids develop better learning skills and make the most of their personal and intelectual potential. I'm happily married, no kids, no pets - at least not at the moment :)
I've always loved music. At the age of 6 I started begging my parents to let me take piano lessons, until they ran out of reasons to say no. Thus I got what you might call a rather "classical education". Yet singing never was part of it... I was dead certain I had the kind of voice other people shouldn't be exposed to.
Unfortunately singing was a rather big issue at school... and I didn't want to risk my marks! So I compromised by joining the school choir when I was offered the job to play the piano and accompany the singers' public performances...
It took something out of the ordinary to make me discover the pleasures of singing. In the spring of 07 I had a spontaneous idea - I decided to produce an audio book for my husband's next birthday. But, alas, I wasn't any good. I sounded shy, boring and lifeless. The microphone in front of me killed all my courage! I was on the verge of giving up, but then I stumbled across online karaoke web sites... and after a short while my awkwardness dissolved. I even discovered that my voice probably doesn't fall under the regulations of the GC after all!
So... all's well that end's well :)