|KaraokeJournal: just start talking at the sound of the tone
||[Nov. 27th, 2007|07:00 am]
very most ill-suited-to-karaoke song of all time, beating out even Fatboy Slim's 'Praise You.' Which means I have to do it... but at the beginning of the night, when there's nobody in the room."A few weeks ago, I noticed a curious listing in Chopsticks' book: something called "Oh Superman," credited to Lynn Anderson. Now, a quick Google of that title and performer together yielded nothing but... karaoke, specifically a karaoke disc that's otherwise all early-'80s new wave. "Man," I thought, "if this is the misidentified track I think it is, it would be the |
And sure enough:
Having bummed everyone in the building out for 8 1/2 minutes, I tried to acquit myself but continued to sing badly all night: Death Cab for Cutie's "Soul Meets Body," Frida's "I Know There's Something Going On," and finally "Mr. Roboto."
The yacht-rock dude with the excellent voice turned up again (with a bunch of his friends) and did "Candle in the WInd" etc. Indigo came by and sang "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"; Kimmie did "I Don't Know How to Love Him." A good night, despite my contributions.
Yes, that one is very very bad. Oh Laurie Anderson. Almost as bad as "Fascination Street", which I somehow always think sounds like a good idea until halfway through the 3 minute instrumental INTRO.
Hey...karaoke the weekend of the 7th?
Are you doing Santa on Saturday? Maybe Friday?
Don't know if I'm doing Santa (maybe for a little while), but any time is karaoke time. Except that Friday night, when I'm going to see Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings.
I'm listening to that cd this very moment!
Are there any tickets available???
Never mind. It is hopeless. There are people on craigslist offering to bake pies for tickets.
2007-11-28 09:51 am (UTC)
The first Laurie Anderson song I ever heard.
They're American Planes.