Monday, December 21, 2009

Singing Naked on the Internet

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!


Tamara Hart Heiner said...

That is simply hilarious!

I'd be afraid to see what pops up about me!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

I use that too. Isn't it great? And isn't it great to know you can sing naked? Too funny!

Anonymous said...

Well, that tops anything I've found on Google Alerts! :)

storyqueen said...!

I mean, really. Not everyone can say that.


Sarah Laurenson said...

I think I'd pay to see you sing naked, but just because of the novelty of the whole idea. You know. Just to say I did and write about it on my blog. Could boost your readership quite a lot, you know. ;-)

Unknown said...

Wow! I can't believe I won!!! :)

And that's hilarious about the singing naked link! All my Google Alerts pages are very boring.

Casey Something said...

LOL. That's hilarious. I don't think I've found anything that outrageous out of Google Alerts but I have my book purse thanks to Literary Rambles alert.

Tana said...

OMGosh you are so funny! And now I get to say I know a naked singer. Really, what's cooler than that.

Hardygirl said...

That is TOO funny!

Especially after your sweet milk-n-cookies post about it.


Sherrie Petersen said...

Tamara: You never know--you should check it out!

Terry: I already knew I could sing naked. I just didn't realize it was being broadcast on the internet!

Becky: It's certainly the most interesting link I've ever had from a Google Alert!

Shelley: True--at least I'll have a fun cocktail party story :)

Sarah: Apparently you missed your opportunity a few weeks ago!

Beth: Congratulations! And my alerts are usually pretty boring, too.

Casey: All sorts of amazing things come out of those alerts, huh? The purse was pretty cool!

T. Anne: I guess I'll need to practice my autograph for all the throngs that will want my signed Gingerbread Daily :)

SF: Yeah, the post couldn't have been more innocent. Not sure how it got listed there!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

That could bring a whole new round of tourists to Solvang. In fact, they may show up after that alert! Too funny.

lisa and laura said...

Love it. Naked singers in a bakery sound very...appetizing? Ha!

MG Higgins said...

I'd never thought of Google Alert finding anything fun. I may have to do it. And I'm getting to your blog just in time for a contest? Cool!

Kelly Polark said...

Maybe the gingerbread were naked?
Too funny!

Suzanne Casamento said...

Google Alerts? I didn't even know you can do that. That's an excellent idea. We certainly want to make sure all our search results are YA!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Sherrie, that is too funny! I can't stop laughing at the thought!! I'm not so sure I want to know what would come up for my blog. :-)

Kelly H-Y said...

Yikes!!! What a riot!

Anita said...

Hah! You could've started a whole writers singing naked forum, maybe written a book about it, gotten a great platform!

Sherrie Petersen said...

Tricia: You're right! Why didn't the CVB think of this earlier?!

LiLa: Baking naked? Now there's an idea!

MG: My Google Alerts have been pretty boring up until now!

Kelly: Now that you mention it, the gingerbread men were naked!

Suzanne: Google Alerts are great. This link will show you how to set them up.

Shannon: You'd be surprised!

Kelly H-Y: :D

Anita: Why didn't I think of that? Can you imagine the book tour? No clothing required :)

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