Anyway. 'Stick III is very very very sleepy early on a Monday night, and no fun at all if you don't know anybody there, although they do have an enormous selection of songs, including some stuff I would not have expected--the Rezillos' "Top of the Pops"?!? (Yes, Sara, they have "Fairytale of New York.") Singing rotation for the first hour I was there was KJ, waitress, long pause, me, repeat. Finally a few people arrived around 9 and did poignant country songs and "Sweet Child O' Mine."
I sang: "Life On Mars?" (which is how I determined that while my voice's range is pretty much back, my breath control is, uh, not); "Ride a White Swan" (confidential to whoever transcribed the lyrics: the word is "Beltane," not "bell train"); "Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee" (whoever's version that is, it's definitely not Stick McGhee's; I faked my way through, a little disgruntled that the backing track supplied the "Elderberry! Blackberry! Half 'n' half!" business); and "Positively 4th St." (a very, very slow arrangement, which did not help its breath-control-impaired vocalist much). Gave up & came home within 75 minutes.