Hey, It's For Charity!:

Those of us who write for the VC blog got an interesting offer the other day from the folks setting up a new online karaoke site at the other day: If we recorded and posted one of our own karaoke performances, they'd donate $500 bucks to a charity of our choice. What a deal! My fellow conspirators seems to have let their pride and good taste get in the way, but not me! Here's my song -- a not-as-inspired-as-the-original-but not altogether-terrible version of the great Dusty Springfield hit I Only Want to Be with You.
And wait, there's more! If any VC readers go to the site and record something of their own, Singshot will add another $1 to their contribution. [To get the credit, pu "VC Blog" in the tag attached to your recording before you save it on the site]. Come on folks! It's really easy, takes a few minutes, it actually is fun, and it's a good cause [my designated charity being the Kinhaven Music School, PO Box 585, Bethlehem PA 18016 - a truly wonderful music-making institution for young kids].

John (mail):
I assume you've been in touch with ASCAP.
12.16.2006 1:02pm
Glenn W. Bowen (mail):
I'd of never guessed you were from Texas.

12.16.2006 1:15pm
Ilya Somin:
I fear that my ludicrously lame singing is more likely to deter contributions to charity than encourage them, so I will leave this one to the more musically talented (or at least less incompetent) VC members.
12.16.2006 6:27pm
Steven Jens (mail) (www):
John, I think this falls under the "parody" exemption.
12.16.2006 7:10pm
John (mail):

Touche! I yield.
12.16.2006 8:50pm