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KaraokeJournal: this is what she said [Mar. 24th, 2009|11:12 am]
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I hadn't done karaoke in way too long, but Jacq convinced me to get out of the house last night & join a crew at the Alibi that included Sarah Oleksyk and Derek Kirk Kim, and how does one say no to that?

Sadly, the place filled up very quickly thanks to a birthday party and some kind of Pearl Jam-related Yelp gathering. Only got to sing two songs in three hours (although I did get to see Sarah doing Van Halen and Derek doing Al Green); neither were songs I'd done before...



Pet Shop Boys' "What Have I Done to Deserve This?"--I've been wanting to sing this for ages, and nobody I've asked knows the Dusty Springfield part. So I attempted to sing both parts. MISTAKE. I forgot that not only are there harmonies all over the place, but the entire final third of the song is a pile of overdubbed vocal parts. I'd do this again with a Dusty (or a Neil), but not by myself.



Jilted John's "Jilted John." Couldn't believe they had it, but I was not going to pass up the opportunity to sing it. Went okay, I think.
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[User Picture]From: laddertostars
2009-03-24 07:39 pm (UTC)
Funny enough. There was almost no one at Chopsticks last night.
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[User Picture]From: signifier
2009-03-24 08:38 pm (UTC)
Goddamn it! Wish I'd been there with you folks too. Next time...
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