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    Monday, November 9th, 2009
    2:13 pm
    [savannahjan]
    Good for the Soul!
    Allow me to get cheesy/crazy for a moment, but I love karaoke. If I could do nothing but host and participate in karaoke for the rest of my life, I'd be in heaven!

    I hadn't gone to karaoke for over a year. And then two weeks ago, I went to a show, and...I was on a high for two days. My life had been a bit of a struggle with a divorce, bankruptcy, move to a new town, and a terrible job. The only bright spot is a good boyfriend. But then I went to that karaoke show and I was just elated for two days. I was happy, light, felt like I could cope with things better.

    I know that is a silly thing, but I love karaoke. It is probably the hobby that makes me happiest in my life.

    It's truly all I want to do. I plan on getting my old karaoke job back as soon as my old boss and I can do some bar-hopping to find a bar for me to host at. I can't wait to have karaoke back in my life. It is so good for me. Makes me happy. Something I enjoy. Something I'm reasonably good at! Yay, karaoke!

    Current Mood: happy
    Tuesday, November 20th, 2007
    2:07 am
    [ah_1985]
    HI
    Has anyone been to any karaokes recently? And if you have what've you sang? I haven't been to too many, but I've been to the one at my uni a couple of times in the past few weeks. It's a really cool karaoke but is normally really packed so you just get to do 1 song, but it's still good anyway. A few weeks back I did belinda Carlisle, heaven is a place on earth, and last Thursday I did Shakira, Whenever, wherever. Has anyone also been to any new karaokes that you haven't tried before?

    Current Mood: good
    Saturday, September 8th, 2007
    12:21 pm
    [lu_lu]
    http://www.xfactorchallenge.co.uk/Sturgess

    Have a listen and if poss join and leave some feedback!! Thanks youuuu!
    Thursday, August 16th, 2007
    12:21 pm
    [rainbowparty]
    Rock Star Karaoke!
    Have you ever wanted to be a ROCK STAR?

    Have you ever wanted to sing with a LIVE BAND?

    Come to Ars Nova Theater at 8pm this Friday, mention CODE: NEWS and get into ROCK STAR KARAOKE for FREE! Choose from a long list of your favorite new and classic rock songs, shoot a cheap shot at the bar, and grab the mike!

    Saturday, July 14th, 2007
    10:20 am
    [savannahjan]
    Life-Threatening Karaoke!
    I had my life threatened at karaoke awhile back when I was running a show. Crazy, eh?

    There were two guys named Tony there that night. So, we decided one of them would be Tony Blue because he always sings blues songs. He was happy to see me and it was all good.

    The evening progressed and he was screaming for everyone and cheering and enjoying himself.

    Towards the end of the night, he got up to sing. His song had a very long instrumental in the middle. During this time, it is completely common and normal for the karaoke host to make some joking comment about the singer, or whoever, or just fill the instrumental time with banter. Well, there was a picture of a weird looking blue man holding a guitar on the screen during the instrumental break. So, in a very friendly, happy mood, I said, "Hey, Tony Blue, is that you playing the guitar?"

    And he flipped out, folks. He stopped singing the song and brought the mic right up to where I was seated. He started SCREAMING into the microphone, the lyrics to the song. Then he took the mic down and say, "If you ever crochet with my song again, I'll kill you."

    "I said, don't threaten me, eye of a needle."

    "Don't mess with me!"

    "I'll cut you off right now!"

    "That's the worst you can do? Cut me down?"

    "You're not singin' anymore."

    He glared at me and handed me the mic and walked off with his song still playing. He shot a balloon at me and flipped me off screaming over the music, "I'll never sing for you again," and stalked off.

    It was a little disconcerting, even though I knew he was just drunk. But still...I didn't enjoy the situation at all.

    See? There's action at karaoke!!!
    Wednesday, May 30th, 2007
    8:25 pm
    [savannahjan]
    Big Tipper!
    I had a show last week at a bar called the Hatch Cover. Which is actually a pretty nice bar. The first hour and a half, was sooooooooooo slow. I sang like 5 times. Finally, two guys get up and they sing for 30 mintues straight! They'd sing a song, I'd try to play a filler song, and they'd ask to sing it. And since no one else was signing up, I just let them.

    Things finally picked up about about 11:45. Which was stupid because the bar closed at 1:30. But, anyway, if you didn't know, it is actually customary in some places to tip your karaoke host. Some people do it a couple bucks a song, some people do a $5 tip total for the night. It's just a nice thing to do. Well, I had a guy tipping me with $20s every song!!!!! When he ran out of money, he gave me the last $9 that he had! By the end of the night, I'd made $109 off of him!!! It was sooo awesome because that is in addition to my $75 I make from Crazy Tony!

    The end of the night was a lot of fun. It ended with a guy and a girl singing A Whole New World. The guy actually knew all the words to it, even the ones that weren't provided on the TV screen. It was very cute.
    Friday, March 9th, 2007
    1:21 pm
    [savannahjan]
    I won
    A couple weeks ago, I tied for first in a karaoke contest. It was the first time I had been able to compete in a very long time. Since I was working for the company, I wasn't allowed to be in the contests. But I haven't worked for him in like 3 months. So I entered and won!

    Muahahahaaa!!! $100!!!!

    I performed my Genie in a Bottle because I knew my stage presence alone would help me win. Everyone else gets up there and stands in one place and just sings. I know some of the dance moves from the music video and I do them while I sing. No one else stood a chance!

    I want to start going to crappy karaoke shows and winning their contests that way. And stealing their customers for Crazy Tony. *evil*

    Current Mood: pleased
    Thursday, November 30th, 2006
    3:11 pm
    [singshot]
    New Contests Through Singshot Karaoke


    Go to Song: Hard Candy Christmas
    Go to the Song: O Holy Night



    Go to the song: Wind It Up




    Go to the song: Happy?




    Go to the song: GhostFlowers




    Go to the song: Caught In A Mosh

    Friday, September 15th, 2006
    8:10 pm
    [ah_1985]
    New journal but the same person
    Hi, I used to be karaokequeen85 but I've created a new journal, so my new LJ, ah_1985 is now the maintainer of this community, but I'm still the same person.

    Anyway, has anyone been to karaoke lately? I was on holiday in Turkey in August and wsang karaoke loads there, but haven't been to a one since then. In just over a week I'm going to Spain for 9 months, and I'm hoping there's some people there who are into karaoke. Well if there's not, then I'll have to somehow convert them in to karaoke addicts! Haha! Any ideas how I could do that?

    Current Mood: happy
    Thursday, September 14th, 2006
    11:13 am
    [shelleybear]
    Laser disk Karaoke Machnes
    Anyone ever find one of these that will play anything other then a laser disk karaoke disk?
    And, if so, what was the model?

    Current Mood: curious
    Monday, July 31st, 2006
    4:39 pm
    [karaokequeen85]
    Me singing karaoke
    Hi, I recorded myself singing some karaoke songs, so here is me singing whenever, wherever by Shakira.

    Current Mood: good
    10:53 am
    [karaokequeen85]
    Uploading karaoke
    Hey everyone!

    If you have any recordings of yourself singing karaoke and want to upload them, then feel free to do it, and then we can have some online karaoke which would be fun!
    I'm going to sing some karaoke then upload it here once I've recorded some on my mp3 player.

    A good site for uploading audio is putfile.com which gives you your own home page, and the audio stays on there forever.

    Anyway, have fun if you want to do it, and it might make this community more active.

    Current Mood: happy
    Saturday, July 29th, 2006
    4:24 am
    [naomicarmack]
    Karaoke in Edmonton
    Hello!
    If you're a singer and love karaoke contests, the best of them all is happening right now in Edmonton at Rosario's Pub. 11715-108 ave. Rosario's Idol 5 is taking place, and still accepting entries. There are 3 places, with the grand prize being $1000. It takes place each Thursday night. 

    Also for anyone who likes karaoke in Edmonton, there is a new forum available, so come visit and chat with other Edmonton singers! It's at http://edmontonkaraoke.proboards99.com . Love to see you there.
    Thursday, June 29th, 2006
    11:30 pm
    [savannahjan]
    Well, we sorta let the comm die, didn't we? I guess that is because there is only so much you can talk about with karaoke. Especially when none of us are in the same area. I mean, if we were going to the same karaoke shows, at least we could come here and gossip about the stupid people we see at the show.

    Anyways:
    I've still been going to karaoke regularly. And still doing my show. I've added the country song "Kerosene" by Miranda Lambert to my list of songs. I sing over 100 songs, but I get bored and am always looking for new ones!

    Last night I went to a show and the host got sick and asked me cover her last hour for her, so I got $20. And money is always a good thing! You can't go wrong with karaoke AND money!

    While I was in charge, I made on of my friends sing "The Black Horse and Cherry Tree" when she didn't really know it. But she did a really great job and will probably work on learning that song.

    I qualified for a karaoke contest, but had to withdraw myself because I work for the karaoke company. That stinks majorly. I think my "Hollaback Girl" would have won it! But it was very fun to watch a couple of my regulars get up there to compete. I hope they win it sometime.

    Ok, well, just wanted to touch base with the comm. Hope all your karaoke dreams are coming true!

    Current Mood: awake
    Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006
    2:21 pm
    [savannahjan]
    Drama!
    So, there is a singer at my show who calls himself G.I. Joe. This guy drives me nuts all night long, changing his songs, asking when it is his turn, and breathing the most vile, disgusting cigerette breath I've ever experienced in my life. He drives me nuts.

    This past Friday, he'd actually been tolerable (except for the breath). Then a friend of his walks in. His friend is going to have to wait six singers which is anywhere from 30-45 minutes depending on how long the songs are. G. I. Joe comes up to me, asking to let this new guy take his turn so he could sing. I told him no. It is against our rules and walked away. He came up to my computer and asked again. And I told him no. I explained to him that all the people sitting in the bar had been sitting waiting for their turn, and that if they saw some guy just walk in and sing, they would be upset and think I had done something wrong. I told him it wasn't fair. He stays right in my face and seriously, I want to die because of his breath, and argues. I just tell him no and turn away from him (fresh air!). He says, "This is bullsh*t," and walks away.

    So, I skipped him. I didn't let him sing the rest of the night. Because he already just drives me nuts, but I'm not going to let him talk to me like that just because he says his friend is a "professional" singer and needs a chance to show us his stuff.

    Well, G. I. Joe is a regular at the bar. And spends a good deal of money there. I was terrified of what would happen after this. I insulted a regular! Right after the show, I called my karaoke boss and let him know. He said I didn't do anything wrong. In fact, his idea was a lot meaner than mine! He wanted me to tell G. I. Joe, "Well, maybe I'd do it if you weren't such a pain in the ass all the time, but since you're such a pain in the ass all the time, I don't want to help you out." So, I was rather proud of how I handled it. But the person I was really afraid over was Debbie, the owner.

    So, I walk into the bar the next night and see Debbie. I ask if G. I. Joe had called her and she says yes. I wince. Then she says...."G. I. Joe wanted me to tell you he was sorry for how he acted last night." *I pick my jaw up off the floor* She said he knew he was a jerk and he was sorry. I was totally elated that this had worked out so well!

    Then Joe shows up that night. And comes up to me and apologizes for how he behaved. And slipped me a $5 dollar tip! He still had abominable cigerette breath, but he bothered me SOOOOOOO much less than he normally does. Which was a real blessing. I can't stand people that come and harrass you every second about one thing or the other! Stupid head!

    Long story short: I'm relieved I didn't lose my show because I insulted a regular!

    On a sidenote: Do you tip your karaoke host or not?

    Current Mood: relieved
    Thursday, May 11th, 2006
    8:48 am
    [savannahjan]
    I went to karaoke last night. It had been a really, really long time since I had gone to a show that I wasn't running. It was nice to not be in charge of things!

    I sang Sarah McClauchlan's "Stupid". It went ok for a first time ever performance. I missed a couple notes, but eh.

    The highlight of the night was when I sang "Toxic" by Britney Spears. I actually had fun with it. I haven't let loose in a long time. And it was refreshing. Everyone laughed. Nothing gets a crowd roaring like crawling on the floor like the skank herself!

    So, is anyone else going to karaoke these days?

    Current Mood: happy
    Tuesday, May 9th, 2006
    11:39 am
    [savannahjan]
    Well, my Friday show has definitely been going better. The last time I had a show there (about 6 months ago), I described it as a black hole. I could have a million singers and just buzz through them and it would still feel like I was there for 8 hours! I hated it! So, I asked to be removed from the show.

    Well, now I have that show again after I subbed there. And, it is going so much better. I'm actually starting to enjoy it!

    I had some uber-awesome singers this last week! It was like going to a professional concert!! And then I had some really fun people that were ok in terms of singing, but really fun to watch. I hope this continues!

    On a sidenote, our company always has those long balloons that we shoot around the bars. Just something fun. Well, Crazy Tony and a few of the other KJ's can make balloon dogs. I never could. This past week, I decided I was going to learn! And so, I had directions from a bag of balloons. I followed the steps and now I know how to make balloon dogs! I am so proud of myself!!!

    On a funny note: My husband also learned a new trick. He took his balloon dogs and put them in the "doggie style" position. Shame on his naughtiness!!

    Current Mood: happy
    Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006
    8:58 pm
    [3daysandspoiled]
    Karaoke Versions of Songs
    Hello.

    My friend and I are recording a CD (just for fun, and to share with friends) where we will cover some songs using my Bill Cosby impression. In order to do so, we have downloaded karaoke versions of some songs for me to sing over. We used Bearshare, and have found most of the songs, but we are having difficulty finding the following songs:

    Sugar, We're Going Down-Fallout Boy

    In Da Club-50 Cent (I believe this can be found on some karaoke CD called Hip-Hop, Volume 4)

    Rock Your Body-Justin Timberlake

    Smells Like Teen Spirit-Nirvana


    If anybody has karaoke versions of any of these songs, PLEASE contact me either on AOL/AIM (SLICKERDRIPS3) or MSN (allsuperheroes@hotmail.com).

    Thank you for your time.
    -Dallas
    Wednesday, April 19th, 2006
    2:41 pm
    [karaokequeen85]
    Karaoke versions of songs on bearshare lite!
    On bearshare lite, as well as being able to download loads of songs you want, you can also download karaoke versions of songs, by typing "karaoke" before the name of the song when you search. The choice of karaoke songs you can get isn't quite as good as the amount of normal songs you can get, but there is a resonable choice. Or if you don't know what you want, if you just search for "karaoke" it'll come up with loads of random karaoke tracks. Anyway, here is bearshare lite's website, where you can download the programme!

    Have fun!

    Current Mood: happy
    Thursday, April 13th, 2006
    11:15 am
    [savannahjan]
    Well, I got the show!!!

    So, every Friday, I'll be at Diamond Deb's. I'm glad to have a show again. Maybe I can get more this summer!!

    Last night I sang, "How Can I Help You to Say Goodbye" by Patty Loveless. I sang something else too that I can't remember....

    But the most exciting part is that I sang, "Accidentally in Love" by the Counting Crows. I have been begging and begging Crazy Tony to get that song! For MONTHS! And he finally did. So I sang it. And it actually went really, really well! I think I have a new favorite. *smile*

    Current Mood: happy
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