Annasongs: Less than a Latte

To stave off the inevitable post-writing contest letdown, I have decided to let you in on a little secret.

I sing.

Most people don’t know this, despite me spelling out quite clearly that one of the prizes for #btcurtain is Veil & Subdue, a Gothic operatic project. Check it out here:

Not only do I sing, I sing compulsively. I sing in the car, on the street, at my desk, on the beach.


Here’s me singing onstage!

It recently occurred to me that all this singing, which I do anyway, could be turned to good use (like my tiny Honeymoon fund).

Then I discovered For those unfamiliar, it allows people to offer any small service for only five dollars.

Well, I decided I could do a song. Or several. So I designed a couple of gigs (Fiverr term for jobs).

For only five dollars,

1) I will record a classic jazz song for your loved one

2) I will record a traditional/folk song for your loved one

3) I will record a special occasion song for your loved one

Although I say it is for your loved one, I certainly would be willing to record a song just for you! And only five dollars! 

 I’d love to hear some other ideas for gigs in the comments.

Some of the ones I have planned are: I will record a poem reading for you, I will record a lullaby for you.

Not all of them have to be recordings, but I do love using my voice to read or sing.

My friend Paul (@paulramey), co-conspirator in Veil & Subdue, bust out laughing when I told him. He said, “You’re cheaper than a latte!”

“Cheap” is such a scrungy word; let’s be gracious and say “less”.

Annasongs: Less than a Latte

Don’t you need an Annasong today?


  1. Cameron Lawton
    Oct 27, 2012

    Great idea – I’d buy it and I don’t think you’re cheap – I think you are excellent value for money. If you will take paypal I will place my order for “The Runaway Train went over the Hill” for Badger who is a model train enthusiast and will go all pink and silly if you do.

    • Anna Meade
      Oct 27, 2012

      I saw the song and I love it! I will start learning it right away. Thank you, kind Otter!

  2. angierichmond
    Oct 27, 2012

    LOVE this idea! You really do have secrets…or layers…like an onion 😉

  3. Cameron Lawton
    Oct 27, 2012 and here is my song – I’ll get onto your site and order it tomorrow. Thanks!

  4. Diane J. Reed
    Oct 27, 2012

    How unbelievably enchanting to have Anna’s voice all to oneself for just five dollars! Could this be a trick of the fairies? Could the mere listening to Anna’s warble transport one to distant fairy lands? I’m expecting news reports of people mysteriously vanishing, only to return several days later with a magical sparkle in their eyes…

    • Anna Meade
      Oct 27, 2012

      Haahah, thank you Diane! There have been reports in western Kentucky of that very thing! <3

  5. Sophie Moss
    Oct 30, 2012

    I’m so excited for you, Anna! What a wonderful idea. :) I want a lullaby for my selkies.

  6. Cameron Lawton
    Oct 30, 2012

    I paid my fiver through paypal but now I can’t get back into the site and I haven’t heard anything more. I paid from the email account that starts knitwitch. Help please?

  7. Eva Rieder
    Nov 9, 2012

    Anna, I’m kind of starting to adore you even more after this post. So, I had no choice but to nominate you for the Illuminating Blogger Award. :) Head on over to my site to find out more. Nice work, miss!

  8. Anonymous
    Feb 19, 2013

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