Posts tagged ‘karaoke’

June 13, 2012

The Original is Always Best

Do you like cover songs?  I’m still making my judgement.  I was getting my spin on at the gym tonight when I heard a cover song that sounded like bad karaoke.  Karaoke rarely sounds good, but this cover was really bad.  It was Rhiannon by Best Coast.  They chose a Fleetwood Mac song to cover!  Really…  Bad decision, Best Coast.  No one can complete with Stevie.  No one.

Of all the songs out there, I wonder why Best Coast chose a song that already gets overplayed and exploited like a Kardashian.  At least try to choose a song that doesn’t recall ear bleeding moments in a smoky bar, because I am pretty dang sure I have heard Fleetwood Mac in every karaoke experience of my life.  That and Journey.  Ugh…  Don’t even get me started on Journey.  A friend once told me Don’t Stop Believing is the white people’s national anthem.  He is right.  I immediately think of bouncing, screeching girls and fist pumps.

The original is always the best.

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October 4, 2010

Amateur Weekend

Lucy on our road trip

Last year's roller skates. Elvis, formerly known as Jesus, is in the background.

Call me lame but I packed up Lucy and left town for TX/OU weekend.  The thought of amateur night right out my front door was too much.  Traffic was hell but Lucy and I had a little karaoke time in the car.  Remember the post about the top 10 songs you are not supposed to love?  It was all over once I found the top 40 station.  “I hoped off the plane at LAX with a dream and my cardigan.” I was so focused on my performance that I missed my exit.  Twice.

We eventually made it to our destination, my parents’ house, where I then proceeded to spend Saturday evening and night watching tv in bed with mom and ice cream.  How could I not choose this over football?  While in bed I was recalling my own memories of TX/OU weekend just last year.  I too got my drink on and then refueled at Rocco’s before a post party of rooftop rollerskating until 5 am.  Perhaps I have matured over the last year because I had zero desire to do it all again…at least not with the amateurs.

Our drive home was a little different.  It was Sunday morning and I got curious about Jesus.  I thought I would see what this church thing is all about and find a sermon on the radio.  I lasted 15 minutes.  I ended up stopping at a pet store and buying a fish.  I named him Jesus.  It didn’t seem to fit so I later renamed him Elvis.

Oh my goodness!  I don’t think if I have introduced you all to Lucy yet.  She is my 6.5 year old black lab that goes almost everywhere with me.  80 lbs of love and gas.

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