A new Susan Boyle Web site has come across my desk: http://www.thepub.org.uk/
It is excellent as a reference site for anyone who needs to learn quickly about Susan Boyle or just revisit old memories.
This site is "an archival record of Susan Boyle’s journey, providing quality and reputable documentation which is updated regularly. It also has been established to provide donations to charities that
operate in Scotland,” says the intro.
The owners make clear "It is not a fan site, nor a chat room. It is a resource for parties interested in Susan's meteoric career to locate articles, videos, interviews and much more.
It is has been funded by the site owners and does not have third party advertising mechanisms, intrusive sales, or promotions. That is good to know.
I get contacted about Susan Boyle Web sites all the time but rarely wish to promote them.
The one I go to most is the forum.susan-boyle.com , a great site which needs no push from me. It keeps everyone updated as much as possible. In fact I'm about to become a member, something I don’t normally do as a journalist.
And would someone please buy up the domain name susanboyle.com from that struggling artist of the same name and take us all out of our misery?
This new site caught my eye however. I especially love they have compiled video with easy-to-follow links of every appearance by Susan dating back to when she was young.
I thought one from 1982 at a family occasion is especially moving. It is grainy but shows Susan's late mother and father -- and Susan among her family -- a rare peek inside an intensely private woman's home life.
It was clearly either after a wedding or before. Susan's voice does not have that deep timbre it has now, nor does she reach the high notes as gracefully, but it is certainly that of a legend in the making.
When you are like me -- a complete klutz when it comes to the electronic world -- this site works very well. There is no sign-in, no forms to fill out and you can navigate very easily.
There is even a rendition of the Corrigan Brothers’ “There's No One as Irish as Susan Boyle," an affectionate rip off of their earlier hit “There's No One as Irish as Barack Obama."
Take a look -- I think you will like it.