collating bones (signifier) wrote,
collating bones

KaraokeJournal: this is what she said

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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