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Lady in Red | Come with me and I’ll take you places March 10, 2012

In 15 days I will celebrate my 5 year anniversary on YouTube. You know – it’s nothing I really have thought of celebrating – but there are a few reasons why.

  1. When I created the YouTube account 5 years ago, the reason was to share a rehearsal recording from a wedding ceremony with a friend in Paris who was inquiring for singing at her wedding, and the file was too large to email, and I decided to try a new channel…
  2. When uploading the video I had the option of making it public or private. I remember selecting the public setting, with a mixed feeling of excitement and fear. This was the first time I had performed in a trio – and that was a very big thing.
  3. When viewing the videos on YouTube I hid behind the computer screen, almost underneath the table – the few people whom I showed it to can attest. And yes, my face turned red, blushing, too – that is part of my signature at times.
  4. In a conversation on this topic with video marketer expert Dan Safkow at Blog World in LA in Nov 2011, I realized that I have YouTube to thank for partly getting over my stage fright.
  5. My first video uploaded today has 27,652 views. My channel has 63,309 views in total. 23 Subscribers. And I am not hiding below the table 😉

I joked about that I would start a YouTube channel or video series called Lady in Red. Lead the way and show others that they could do the same thing. Break through stage fright. So here it is. I say as my Norwegian room mate in San Diego – actually – the man who got married in the wedding we sang at: “Come with me and I’ll take you places”.

Please join me in the celebration by doing 3 things… 😉

  1. Subscribe to my channel: click here
  2. Create your own YouTube Channel – and announce in the comments below what the link is so, that we can subscribe to yours.
  3. Ask for Herringbone’s services for help, if you want to optimize yours. YouTube moved all accounts to their new profile set-up this past March 7. There are quite a few nifty things you can do.

This is the YouTube Debut Song, Ulf Lundell’s “Kärleken förde oss samman” (Love brought us together) featuring Helene Vik (now 3rd team – not yet announced – member at Herringbone) and Ylva Elias (Biotech Sales Professional and Singer, San Diego).




Music from the Valley 11.11.11… November 9, 2011

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Did I say that details are set: Keeva A Cappella in concert together with the Richter Scales this Friday November 11, 2011 at

Unity SF
2222 Bush St at Fillmore
San Francisco, CA

Join us for an evening of song and celebration on 11/11/11!

Keeva A Cappella and The Richter Scales are teaming up to serenade you with sweet harmonies and swinging tunes from near and far, sung in languages you may understand (English, Spanish…) and others you may not. (Maori, anyone?)

Come early to enjoy a glass of wine and some refreshments on us to get you in the mood.

Doors open at 6pm
Concert starts at 7pm
$5-10 suggested donation at the door

Directions: http://www.unitysf.com/find.html

The Richter Scales are a bevy of gentlemen songsters, all residents of the San Francisco Bay Area. They perform selections from a wide variety of genres, including American standards, Broadway, Motown, and contemporary music.

Based in San Francisco, Keeva A Cappella sings globally-inspired music, bringing harmonies from around the world to the Bay Area.

You are invited! Please RSVP here if you are on Facebook.

Inspired by the final stand-up performance at the Blog World & New Media Expo that I just came from last week in LA, please enjoy a song about Silicon Valley by the Richter Scales performed at the 2011 annual Crunchies Awards for entrepreneurs and the venture capitalists who support them, featured in New York Times.

Hope to see you Friday,




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