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KaraokeJournal: nice whips [Dec. 10th, 2007|09:53 pm]
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Slow night, quick trip, three songs. I'd played Steeleye Span's "All Around My Hat" for Sterling the other night, and he'd totally danced to it ("Hey, Sterling, what's that song about?" "A hat!"), and I remembered it was on the song list, so I tried it. It's a great song--trad folk by way of glam-rock stomp. For those of you who don't know it, here's the original video:

Unfortunately, the karaoke version is in a different key--I don't know how far off, but I ended up having to jump back and forth between the top of my head voice and a really badly strained falsetto. And the lyrics are very weirdly mistranscribed. So kind of a bad choice, there.

I asked Amber what I should sing; she said "something really earnest, by a guy, from the '80s"--my first impulse was "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues," but she said "I want to do that!" So she sang it, and I sang "Against All Odds," and was subsequently informed that girls swooned. (Despite the fact that I can't quiiite hit the high note--"nothing lAUGHRGHLft here to remind me...")

Jen was playing Jay-Z's Black Album as between-song music, so I figured oh the hell with it, none of my close friends are here, might as well do "Just Wanna Love U (Give It to Me)." Went OK, but probably not an experiment I'm gonna repeat.

Turns out Chopsticks is going to be open Christmas eve. If I'm in town, I think I've got something special in mind.