Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tone deafness can be fun

My first karaoke experience was horrible. At least I think it was my first....that I remember anyways. I was forced to go...yeah, see what had happened was about 3 years ago, a group of friends and I went out to a bar and it was karaoke night. I was in a mellow mood, just wanted to chill out, didn't even have a drink (I couldn't even if I wanted to, I was 19 at the time). My friends were boozing it up, crackin jokes, gossiping, having a good time. Suddenly, I had the urge to go to the bathroom so I went. When I came back, my friend Alison started to laugh and told me she wrote a song and my name on a piece of paper and gave it to the DJ. I'm a horrible singer but despite that fact, I still love to sing. Just not in front of total strangers. And the song she picked was one I didn't even like and hardly knew the words to. I know that the words were on the screen but that doesn't matter. You have to know the melody, rhythm, and etc. The song was Don't Speak by No Doubt. I love the band No Doubt but that song is horrible, I hate it. Haha, I butchered the song since I didn't really know it except for the chorus. Alison sang the song with me but that didn't matter. When we were done, she told me, "See? That wasn't so bad."


WHATEVER. I was embarrassed....probably sounded like I was drunk even though I was the only sober one in the group, lol. One would think that from that awful experience that I would never karaoke again. But no. My second time wasn't so bad. Actually, I had a blast! It was the day after my 21st B-day. So I had a few drinks before I went up there....didn't help with the nerves though. I sang the song horribly but I had fun doing it since it was a song that I knew and loved. The song was Strong Enough by Cher. Yes, CHER, don't hate! lol I even had a small group of people dancing to the song as I sang. That made me really happy.

When I told that story to my co-worker, she got excited. She always wanted to do karaoke but couldn't find anyone that was willing to do it with her. Now she's dying to go with me and a couple of other folks from work. Don't know when this is going to happen. And I want to "practice" some songs before this day, if it ever comes. I just don't know what's considered good karaoke songs. Most of the songs that I cherish are unbeknownst to the mainstream crowd.

The song that I truly want to sing next is Beggin' by Frankie Valli. But all I find on the internet is the Pilooski re-edit remix.

Since I haven't heard the original, I don't know how much of a difference it is.
Maybe I should do some Journey or AC/DC....
"Yeah you, shook me all night long!!"
Ahh yeah <3
I'm getting nervous and excited just thinking about performing. It's so fun even just watching others sing songs whether they are good or bad at it. I love karaoke.

5 comments:

Brian Miller said...

lol. karaoke is fun when you just let yourself go with it...

Iva said...

LOL Karaoke is fun ;) its all in good laughs!

Stephanie Faris said...

I dated a karaoke DJ when I was single...and then my cousin and I sang in front of him. I was amazed he didn't dump me then and there!

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

i also heart karaoke

i have my own machine

just turn up the echo a little and i sound just like beyonce

Clelia said...

I really don't like karaoke but once I had a similar experience... A friend of mine put me in a list and i was forced to sing.... I am not so good plus i was a bit drunk.... I had fun but when my friends told me about my "performance" I felt so horrible....

:)

Clelia