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Karaoke Blow-Out Party

It's crass. It's tacky. It exposes innocent listeners to talentless vocalists such as myself. There are not enough bad things I can say about karaoke.

At the same time, for some of us, karaoke is an undeniably good time. What else do washed-up, middle-aged foggies have to live for?

So, last Saturday we held our first karaoke party, inviting a small group of good friends from work. Ulla recorded clips of some of the performances. I don't know if she was using her cell phone or digital camera. Our living room was dark as Hades, so even with some editing, details are not fully distinguishable. Which is probably just as well.

You might not really want to watch yours truly. You have been warned.
http://www.personal.psu.edu/~j5j/WhiteRoom.rm

Comments

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morningstar5
Jun. 1st, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
A 23 second clip isn't long enough for me to form an opinion. It looks like you were having a good time, though. And, that is all that matters.
hostirad
Jun. 1st, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
"No opinion" (or posting no comments at all) is as kind a response as I hoped to get on this one!

There are actually some songs in our collection that I can sing half-decently. I purposely chose White Room to kick things off. My wife got things started with Someone to Love, which she does very well because she can sound just like Grace Slick. I followed with White Room to show our guests that it is possible to have fun while singing less-than-wonderfully. This was a first karaoke experience for everyone at our party, so it took some coaxing to get people to step up to the mike. Eventually we got good participation, and people did enjoy themselves.

I'm currently contemplating whether to post another clip of Carolyn and me singing Mother's Little Helper.
morningstar5
Jun. 1st, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
Please do post another clip. With your commentary, it makes it almost as fun as being there.

I have never had a karaoke experience, but someday I hope to get up the nerve to do it. It may take me a few drinks, though.
hostirad
Jun. 1st, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)
98% of karaoke participants require a few drinks first. Some require more than a few drinks.
morningstar5
Jun. 2nd, 2006 01:32 am (UTC)
It would probably take me more than a few drinks, so at least I'm normal according to your statistic. ;-)
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