Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Sing-Sing?

There is something to be said for karaoke. You see it everyday... people driving on their way to or from work singing in their cars. "Sing your life..." said Morrissey and yes, vocalizing our saddest and most exciting moments is important. (Hear that flies live a short life because they can't sing.) I personally like to go out there and sing songs people haven't heard before. It's like playing DJ for a bunch of friends but also having the escape clause of "It really does sound like that!" Then again, I just like a lot of strange songs from the U.K. especially 80's new wave. Haven't been out there in awhile but I'm still eyeing this new karaoke CD that I picked up on eBay a few months ago (has 17 Depeche Mode songs on it... you can't go wrong there.) What I probably love most about karaoke is, that when you have a bunch of people that normally go, you tend to back each singer and cheer them on even if they just sounded like they had marbles in their mouths and frogs in their throats. Call it a very disturbing community feel.

2 comments:

Moose said...

I agree with you, the karaoke regulars to seem to back everyone. I personally think it's because they know that sometimes it is difficult to get up in front of a croud and sing. Even more so if you can't sing. It appears to me that the ones who don't support the singsers are the ones who can't bring themselves to step up front.

An80sNut said...

Never thought you'd be one of the regulars, Moose. Yeah, it's all about support. Everyone that goes up is an addict and applause afterwards is like the acceptance you feel after someone says that they say "I'm Jose Quervo and I'm a karaoke regular."