VlogTalk = VlogSing

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If you decide not to come back to my blog after this, I will understand.

I have committed a sin.

One of completely butchering a classic song, You Are My Sunshine.

I am sorry.

Jessica made me (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it) for this week’s VlogTalk prompt #1:

Get your song on. Karaoke, rap, country, rock, whatever you want as long as you are performing in front of the camera.

So I did.


What song would you have chosen to sing for VlogTalk (if you haven’t already)?




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  • August 4, 2011 Kimberly

    Can we hang out and butcher songs together??

    You did great! Now you need a foil cross to complete the look! πŸ™‚
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    • August 4, 2011 Alison

      Thanks for the vote of confidence, twin. Next time, I’ll be sure to wear some bling to distract from the fact that I CANNOT SING.

  • August 4, 2011 mom2kiddos

    Hey, that’s actually good singing, except for that one high note. I would have sung Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – so that I can do the actions as well.
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    • August 4, 2011 Alison

      You know, I usually hit that high note. I was too lazy to record again though so I just went with an imperfect rendition. Er, no I’ll leave the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star actions to the kids.

  • August 4, 2011 Kim

    1, you’re very brave, 2, that was actually really good, and 3, your little boy is lucky to have a mama who knows the words to such a great little song for kids!
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    • August 4, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Kim, for all these nice things you said!!

  • August 4, 2011 Natalie

    I think you did really well! Better than me that’s for sure…and heck English is my first language LOL!
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    • August 4, 2011 Alison

      English is sorta my first language too πŸ˜‰

  • August 4, 2011 Jessica

    I will take the blame for this video. You did a wonderful job singing to me.
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    • August 4, 2011 Alison

      You did see the emotion in the singing then? Good. I tried very hard.

  • August 4, 2011 Teresa

    You are adorable!!!!
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    • August 4, 2011 Alison

      In a dork-like manner? Yes, I am. πŸ™‚

  • You are adorable and you did a great job!!
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    • August 4, 2011 Alison

      Thank you so much Jayme πŸ™‚

  • August 4, 2011 Ado

    That was very sweet – I loved it and you have a sweet voice. Ella heard it too and smiled – and kids are good judges of singing. (-:
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    • August 4, 2011 Alison

      I love Ella. Make sure you tell her that. πŸ™‚

  • August 4, 2011 Coffee Lovin' Mom

    My kids still have me sing that song to them, I started before we left the hospital – I love it!!!
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    • August 4, 2011 Alison

      Thank you! I love singing that song to my toddler πŸ™‚

  • August 4, 2011 Rach (DonutsMama)

    Hey, that was pretty good! Do you sing that to Monkey too?
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    • August 4, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Rach! Yes, I sing that song to the Monkey. One of many that I butcher regularly.

  • August 4, 2011 Ann

    Bravo! Encore! You did great…it’s real hard to to sing in front of people! I used to be my church’s cantor and on an average day…no problem! But singing funerals – which are heart wrenching – is so difficult. I just tried to remember that music can lift people up.

    Good for you for stepping out there!

    You need to come and join me & my sisters for karaoke! Plenty of margaritas, guacamole and salsa…and tons of fun!
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    • August 4, 2011 Alison

      I would not dare sing with you, choir girl!!! I can sing in front of a camera, but somehow, a karaoke machine intimidates me πŸ™‚

  • August 4, 2011 Bruna

    You are brave to sing for VlogTalk. That’s one area I would avoid because I suck at it. You, on the other hand, did a fine job. I think you rocked it.

    Too bad you and your twin couldn’t get together and do a duo rap! That would be awesome:)
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    • August 4, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Bruna, you’re very generous with your praise πŸ™‚

      Kim could rap, I could sing. The Internet is wonderful, who knows, maybe we can work it out haha.

  • August 4, 2011 My Inner Chick

    —dear mama,
    I just luv ya! Fabulous stuff πŸ™‚ i looooooove your voice!! and yes, i will be baaaack.

    • August 4, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Kim!!! It’s good to know I haven’t scared you off πŸ˜‰

  • August 4, 2011 janie

    I can feel the “emotion!” Well done for a first time vlog sing.
    I’d probably sing Little Peter Rabbit if I were to do one myself.
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    • August 4, 2011 Alison

      Haha! Thanks Janie.

  • August 4, 2011 Lola

    You are braver than I. I would NEVER attempt to sing on video…although my next vlog MAY or may not involve some nudity.

    If I were going to sing, I think it would have to be a classic. Something like “Pop That Pussy” by Two live Crew. Too much?
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    • August 4, 2011 Alison

      Not too much at all – I expect nothing less from you. How about partial nudity AND singing?

  • August 4, 2011 Julie

    I never liked to sing before I had the Monkey. I was always too self conscious. Isn’t it awesome how singing to our kiddos on a daily basis gives us the guts to sing for the whole internet?
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    • August 4, 2011 Alison

      No guts, no glory right? πŸ˜‰

  • August 4, 2011 Barbara

    You are so much braver than I could have been!! I agree, next time you need to add some bling!
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    • August 5, 2011 Alison

      Well I just recorded when I had a chance, no time to get dressed up!

  • August 4, 2011 Sarah

    I LOVE this. I used to sing it to my kids when they were tiny and I was rocking them to sleep. Thanks for reminding me of such a sweet season of my life.

    And you didn’t butcher it. I think you sound sweet. MWAH!
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    • August 5, 2011 Alison

      Aw, thanks Sarah!

  • August 4, 2011 Runnermom-jen

    I loved it…and I’m sure your monkey loves it when you sing it to him too πŸ™‚
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    • August 5, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Jen – he’s too young to know better πŸ˜‰

  • August 5, 2011 Christi

    awww, I love that song! I often sing it to the baby, but you sing it much better than I do. That was actually very good! You’re also much braver than I am.

    • August 5, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Christi. I can normally sing it a little better (read: hit that note), but I guess singing in front of the camera, I was bound to screw it up!

  • August 5, 2011 Amanda Austin

    I sing this to my son when I’m putting him to sleep…you did great!! And you know what…I bet he thinks it’s the most beautiful thing he’s ever heard πŸ™‚
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    • August 5, 2011 Alison

      I think he prefers Rock A Bye Baby as I sing that better πŸ˜‰

  • August 5, 2011 Aleta

    You have a very pretty voice! Now…. if I had been the one singing, your monitor would have cracked apart! My husband will tell anyone within ears distance that I can’t sing a note to save my soul!
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    • August 5, 2011 Alison

      Haha, thanks Aleta. I’m sure you’re not THAT bad.

  • August 5, 2011 Elena

    You have the most soothing voice ever. Can you please come sing me a lullaby tonight?
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    • August 5, 2011 Alison

      I can put you to sleep by talking to you πŸ˜‰

  • August 5, 2011 Cheeseboy

    Maybe not American Idol worthy, but probably America’s Got Talent worthy.
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    • August 5, 2011 Alison

      That’s a complisult (compliment/ insult) right? Hehe.

  • August 5, 2011 Hopes

    I think you are way to hard on yourself! You did a great job!
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    • August 5, 2011 Alison

      Aw thanks Hopes πŸ™‚

  • August 5, 2011 Charlotte

    Awwww, that was so sweet–and you did a great job πŸ™‚ I probably would have gone with the same standby… or perhaps the “itsy bitsy spider,” not as many high notes :p
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    • August 5, 2011 Alison

      I would too – except I don’t know all the words to that song πŸ˜‰

  • August 5, 2011 Mrs. Weber

    I’m so proud of you! You SO did not sound bad. At all. You sounded sweet, angelic and mommy-like. I’m sure your little guy loves it when you sing, too πŸ™‚ Curses to Jessica for making you do this, huh?
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    • August 5, 2011 Alison

      Hehe, thank you Lauren. Yeah, that darn Jessica πŸ™‚

  • August 6, 2011 always home and uncool

    I don’t sing. I only play backup percussion.
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    • August 6, 2011 Alison

      I knew I was missing something in that vlog.

  • August 6, 2011 RachelJoy

    How sweet…the cupcake and your singing =) You have a very nice soothing tone! I make those frown faces too when I “try” to sing like a diva. You should see me singing “I will survive” I look like a mad bull crying and snorting all at the same time.
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    • August 6, 2011 Alison

      Hahahahahaha! I just snorted reading that.

  • August 6, 2011 Rebel Chick Jenn

    Ha ha ha! Missy, you certainly have guts. πŸ™‚
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    • August 6, 2011 Alison

      Guts, but no sense πŸ™‚

  • August 6, 2011 Christine

    I love it! It’s beautiful. You sound great. I bet Monkey loves when you sing this to him.
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    • August 6, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Christine! He loves music so he loves it when I sing anything (even badly).

  • August 7, 2011 joann Mannix

    You have an awesome singing voice! And I love that song. I used to sing it to my girls when they were small. It always gives me a little ache in the heart, remembering those sweet days.
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    • August 8, 2011 Alison

      Aw, thank you Joann!

      Shucks the kids grow up real fast don’t they?

  • August 8, 2011 Leighann

    OMG I love you!
    You are so adorable!!
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    • August 8, 2011 Alison

      Aw, thank you Leighann! Hee hee #loveyoutoo

  • August 8, 2011 Mandi

    How precious. And brave! You go with your bad self! So my daughter was sitting here with me when I played your vlog post and she asked me to do “freeze dance” with your song. Turn it on, she dances, press pause, she freezes. Turn it on, she dances, press pause, she freezes. And on, and on. I think that’s a compliment.

    Smile and Mama With Me
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    • August 8, 2011 Alison

      That is the sweetest comment ever. πŸ™‚

  • August 8, 2011 Stephanie

    I butcher songs ALL the time!!! You did well!
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    • August 8, 2011 Alison

      Thank you, Stephanie πŸ™‚

  • August 9, 2011 jackie

    Aw, I used to sing that to my son all the time! And, you did not butcher it. You did great!!
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    • August 9, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Jackie!

  • August 16, 2011 Robin

    Doing some catch-up and I’m so glad. I had missed this! You are so brave. I could never sing for a vlog.

    I think it was lovely πŸ™‚
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    • August 16, 2011 Alison

      Aw, thanks Robin. Rest assured though, it’d be the LAST time!

  • August 17, 2011 Janice

    You are too cute! But you know, I thought this was a happy song. Shouldn’t you have been smiling the whole time? LOL. Don’t worry, I still love you.
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    • August 17, 2011 Alison

      Haha! I can’t smile and sing at the same time unfortunately.

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