collating bones (signifier) wrote,
collating bones

KaraokeJournal: nuts and berries

Jacq was kind enough to ferry me up to the How Can Be Lounge last night, where we sat with Sarah and Matt. I like the atmosphere of that place on Monday nights (lots of singers who are terrible and totally don't care because they're having such a good time), and the KJ was terrifyingly good--did more than justice to both Jeff Buckley's "Grace" and Queen's nearly-impossible-to-sing "Somebody to Love." And then got upstaged himself by some dude doing Prince's "The Beautiful Ones."

I tried three songs that were new to me: the Traveling Wilburys' "Handle With Care" (very singable, although my attempt to do different voices for the Harrison, Orbison and Dylan parts didn't work so hot), Electronic's "Getting Away With It" (hadn't heard it in at least five years, maybe more, and it's not exactly a singer-centric song, but it was fun to recall), and Talking Heads' "(Nothing But) Flowers" (a really awful karaoke video--a David Byrne soundalike guide vocal played the whole time, and the lyrics slowly scrolled up the screen, plus I forgot that there's a 2-minute guitar solo in the middle, although that seemed to be the song my tablemates liked best). Not likely to reprise any of them in the near future.
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