Now, don't misunderstand........now that I have solved the challenge of how to do the frigging thing, I am delirious with happiness and a sense of achievement. Not quite smug about it because, as you know, I am always humble.........life has a way of keeping me that way......I just keep asking myself why in the hell Blogger does not have a provision to upload audio files and why they do not make it clear somewhere how to go about getting video files into an uploadable state. Oh, why do I even ask......one reason may be to provide old codgers like me with something they can do while sitting down.
To continue......NO I have not yet published it because it is AWFUL. It was merely a desperate test and, for some ungodly reason I chose to sing a song I have not sung in years and therefore had to reach around wildly to try to remember and find the notes. Consequently, my sound is akin to fingernails screeching across a blackboard and I miss more notes than I hit and I will not inflict that on you. However, I have put together several more offerings and, as soon as my caregiver gets back from Target with some Alkaline AA batteries and a batttery recharger I will see if I can remember how to do it all.
The battery charger is essential, incidentally, to anyone messing around with this particular camcorder......About all you get out of a set of AA's is about 5 minutes if that. Horrifying waste to a skinflint like me.....the charbger promises me 500 recharges.....it had better produce or I may have to rant.
There is a funny addendum to this whole thing which I will confess to you, just in case some of you noticed IMQTPI's comment on my last blog. Last night, with the last shreds of strength I had in me, I called my singing pal in Illinois and told her of my success and promised I would post the blog for 5 minutes so she could see and hear it before I took it down since it was so very imperfect. She viewed it and, as I suspected, loved it because she loves me a lot and has no judgment where I am concerned.
Then I took it back to draft form so it was no longer viewable. apparently, in that 5 minutes QTPI got a look at it. Like my buddy, she was very kind.........I will not impugn her judgment.......maybe she lo es me a lot too. Anyway, I may someday post it again, but for now I would like to put up something o a little better quality so b ear with me.
I am going to attempt to post a brief bit featuring Gussie and me, just so you will have an idea of what you are in for. If I fail, I will just post this without the vid bit and struggle a little more to regain control of things.
Oy. Technology........sometimes you are NOT a good thing.