Sorry folks, but the author of this funny piece emailed me and asked me to remove it:
Subj: "How to Sing the Blues"
Date: 5/11/00 7:16:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Judith Podell)
To: DSaum at aol.com
How to Sing the Blues is copyrighted material and I own the copyright because I wrote it. It was published first in Wordrights Magazaine in January , 1997 and subsequently ripped off wityhout my permission and sent flying around the Internet, with a few but not many embellishments. Proof provided upon request. I would appreciate you removing it from your website. Sincerely, Judith Podell .