Mister D: For those with audio capability…after you read the rules….we really, really need you to take the time and try to send us an audio birthday greeting in…it’s what makes the video really “work” so to speak…Thank you, Mister D
Darrell and I have decided to do a special little video to mark the occasion of Bette Midlerâ€™s 60th birthday. We wanted to do something unique to show her how much we appreciate what sheâ€™s given to us during all these wonderful years. Weâ€™d really like to include you ladies and germs in this little project as well, to help celebrate this important juncture in Betteâ€™s life.
What weâ€™re planning to do is to create a little film that will feature audio greetings from fans all over the world, which will play over music, photos and footage of Bette from over the years as a little retrospective on her life. We would love to have your involvement in wishing Bette a very Happy Birthday, and so we sincerely look forward to your participation.
Here is what youâ€™ll need to do:
Weâ€™re asking for an audio recording around 10 seconds in length in MP3 format of you wishing Bette a Happy Birthday. We will need to keep the time to a limit in order to fit as many greetings in as we can, so any recordings over this limit may have to be edited down or not be included at all, so please do try and get everything said within at least 15 seconds.
As far as what to say, say anything you like, just as long as it relates to what this project is about (Reminder: It’s her 60th Birthday! ) . . . but it would be good to state who you are, where youâ€™re from and then give your greeting. We do ask that you try and record as clearly as possible, record as many takes as you need to get it right â€“ you know what a perfectionist Darrell can be. My God, he’s still working over at his site, Bette On The Boards, on Bette’s career, but he’s still….IN THE EARLY 80’s!!!!!!!! 🙂 But I digress!
We really do need these files in MP3 format though, so if youâ€™re not sure on how to do this, please visit the following links for instructions and free programs thatâ€™ll make the task a lot easier.
For those who can’t do the above:
For fans who do not have a microphone and canâ€™t record themselves but still want to be part of this, well tough toenails . . . just kidding . . . weâ€™re also going to include a list of all the fans who would like to wish Bette a Happy Birthday during the film. We wonâ€™t be able to feature a personal message from you, due to time and creative limitations, but your name and location will be included in a scrolling list. (To make it simple, just send your name and location)
We really need all submissions by Monday the 28th, in order to give us time to piece everything together and be ready for Thursday, December 1, 2005.
So please, if you truly want to participate in this project, get your message to us as quickly as you can. Anything received after Monday will have to be discarded, because we just canâ€™t be adding things at the last minute.
Also, thereâ€™s no guarantee that Bette is going to see this film, weâ€™re doing this because we want to do this, and we want to express how we feel and show what this woman means to us . . . and you should only be part of this if you feel the same way.
Do not send any files to our personal email accounts, since we cannot handle the large file loads and theyâ€™ll have to be deleted. Only submissions sent to the email listed above will be used . . . I know, I know…but we have to be bitches sometimes.
We sincerely look forward to your involvement.
Don (Mister D) and Darrell (Mister D, Jr.)
(I know…makes ya wanna barf, doesn’t it? 🙂 )