In early 2007, I had a brief stint with online karaoke sites. It was pretty cool while it lasted. Most sites enable a person to either record audio or video, or both.  The old mic and webcam. Sure it wasn’t a great vocal performance, and quite pitchy at spots, but fun indeed. And of course, if you stick around to the end, you get a good view of my Father’s Day card for that year.

The song is called, “Imitation of Life” by R.E.M. and it talks about the uniqueness of every person and beauty will present itself when a person just tries to be oneself – to be genuine. Enjoy!

For those interested, the video was recorded using a webcam taped to the top of a tissue box, which was used as a mini-tripod to pivot the cam around 180 degrees in one swift motion. Wearing a suit, I knelt down on the ground and lip-synced to my own karaoke recording (which is very imperfect, and also what is played back on the laptop display as per the video). A little scotch tape and a fake cell phone call did the trick – I’m sure this is not how the pros do it. I was actually taking a well-deserved needed break from doing actual work during this recording… a good creative breather. (Circa 2007)

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