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Cabaret Night at ASI

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karaoke jammy-jams just ain’t my bag, baby. something about getting up on stage after a few drinks and trying to croon like you’re a rat-packer just never appealed to me. the bad speaker systems, cheesy lighting, obtrusive teleprompter — i don’t know, but it all just seems so … amateur. like jim carrey in ‘the cable guy’ belting out starship’s ‘somebody to love,’ it can be mildly entertaining at first but ultimately takes a turn for the worst.

so you can imagine my expectations for thursday’s ASI Cabaret Night were, to say the least, lower than the DOW lately. even with ‘American Idol I’ runner-up justin guarini in the house acting as the MC of song, i still wasn’t buying into the karaoke kool-aid.

but i went, and i’m glad i did, because the end result was nothing short of unexpected, and there were a number of highlights, including:

  • the joe show’s joe haley busting out a smooth rendition of frank sinatra’s “my way”
  • the village people’s “ymca” sung by a who’s who of ASI’s movers and shakers
  • lil spice drinking wine from a coffee cup
  • jim “beam” maratea getting his grand funk railroad on

and last, but not least

  • my boss rich fairfield doing his best robert palmer “addicted to love” impersonation, with huge assistance from the ladies of editorial

oh, and did i mention i just happened to have my camera with me? which leads me to the meat & potatoes of this post … PICS! enjoy. (click on images for larger, high-res versions)

–Gonzo Journ Diesel S. Thompson

Diesel, Chinstrap, Crack, Jolly and Lil Spice

Diesel S, Chinstrap, Crack, Jolly and Lil Spice

The Great Joe Haley, in Frank Sinatra mode, with some crazed gonzo journalist

Lil Spice with ASI CEO Tim Andrews

Lil Spice with ASI CEO Tim Andrews

Making the Village People proud … almost

Justin Guarini shares the stage

Justin Guarini, aka Sideshow Bob, bustin a move

Justin Guarini knows how to work the crowd

Rich Fairfield and the lovely ladies of ASI doing their best Robert Palmer 'Addicted to Love'

"Your lights are on, but you're not home ..." Eat your heart out, Robert Palmer!

Velvet teddybear Jim M gets his Grand Funk on

Oh, did I mention I took the stage too? Beer will make you do crazy things ... this is proof.

1 Comment

  1. johnny Says:

    uiapJw Thanks for good post

    Monday December 29, 2008

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