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KaraokeJournal: and I ain't gonna LEEEEEEAVE [Sep. 18th, 2007|08:13 pm]
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Busy night last night at Chopsticks. I decided when I went in that I was only going to do two songs, and I still didn't get out the door for over an hour. Some entertaining singers I hadn't seen before, though, like the baseball-cap dude who did justice to the Pretenders' "Middle of the Road."

I'd had Sparks' "This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us" stuck in my head for a solid week, and had tried to figure out how to sing it in the appropriate register, but it was just too high--a lot of it is a strain, even in falsetto, and the final note is flat-out impossible. For those of you who don't know the song, check out this live performance, w/ moustache:



So I sang it an octave down, which kinda made me come off like this guy:



Wrote down a bunch of potential songs for future weeks, sang "Tainted Love," which went just fine, and split.
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[User Picture]From: lx
2007-09-19 04:17 am (UTC)
Coil does a pretty mean Tainted Love.

Next week I defy you to try this in the manner of said Giovanni Jones.
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[User Picture]From: phthoggos
2007-11-05 03:55 am (UTC)
speaking of Sparks: my housemate discovered them (i.e. the newest album) through a Jackpot Records recommendation and flipped his shit. He played "Dick Around" for me and I proceeded to flip my shit. Everyone I have played "Dick Around" for has flipped their shit.

It's a shit-flipper.
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