Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Songs To Sing

Since I spend so much time doing karaoke (some might say too much time, but I would disagree), I figured it was high time I devoted a post to it. On Monday night I spent the evening singing songs with the friends I have made over the past year at my favorite karaoke den. One woman, Kate, was celebrating her birthday, and she was there with her husband, her sister Liz and Liz's fiance Victor, whom I happened to have met and become friends with a few years ago when he used to host a DJ night at a bar called the Attic.... before he even started dating Liz.

San Francisco truly is the size of a postage stamp, so these small world coincidences tend to happen fairly frequently.

Anyway, we merrily spent the evening singing, drinking and eating cake for Kate's birthday. I sang a disco version of Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" (it's better than it sounds), "Tracks of My Tears" by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and one of my new favorite karaoke numbers: Natalie Merchant's "Wonder."

I'm not sure if these pictures do the evening justice, but they should at least illustrate the incredibly good time that can be had singing along with pre-recorded music tracks.

It's always important to know the protocol of the karaoke den.

My friend Kathleen made Kate's birthday cake. It was chocolate rum cake. Can you say yum?

My friend Amber spends even more time doing karaoke than I do, and she has an absolutely amazing singing voice.

Some more of my karaoke buddies, including birthday girl Kate in the center.

Sometimes a dance party breaks out. You just have to go with it.


Kathleen said...

There is no such thing as too much karaoke!!

Also, these pictures crack me up - we are so intent on our Monkey Diamond!

Anonymous said...

I like to think I may be slightly addicted to karaoke, you're like my west coast soul sister, most of the friends I've made living here have been because of karaoke, lol!