A few thoughts about karaoke

I went with some friends to Ozzie's Roadhouse this weekend for a few drinks a little karaoke. I love karaoke and am happy to get up an belt out a tune or two when the opportunity arises. That said, a little karaoke self-awareness would go a long way toward making the world a better place.

I had a few thoughts on the topic as I suffered through one drunken fool after another take the mike.

  • Pitch matters. Enthusiasm doesn't compensate for lack of pitch. Drinking more doesn't either. Neither does having a lot of friends screaming with you.
  • Know your limits. Even if you sing well, not all songs are for you.
  • Know your role. Not everyone should be on stage. Some people were meant to be in the audience having a good time.

I'm not saying you need to be the next American Idol winner, but at least hit a few notes correctly...

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chook Reply

Maybe it's because I hate karaoke but the drunken off pitch singers trying to sing (belt out?) multi-octave songs (e.g., I Will Always Love You) is the only thing that makes going to a karaoke bar tolerable. :)

Maggie Parlin Reply

I didn't know you could sing. That is too cool.
I've always wanted to do Karaoke, but I'm afraid I'd be all pitchy and sharp and have never done it because of that. I guess not everyone is as afraid of it as I. Next time I see you, I'm going to have you sing. :)

Leslie Evans Reply

Tony! Take me karaoke-ing, ok? I've never been and am dying to go.

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