November 22, 2008
Filed under: General
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:
and last, but not least
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