Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Karaoke Memories, Part 2

About 10 years ago, My Rare One and I attended a friend's great 50th birthday party. She had rented the premises of the Old Bastards Club in the Edmonton Armouries for the occasion and what a blast we all had! Lots to eat and drink and then . . . karaoke!

My Rare One and I, along with a couple more friends, did our best Supremes imitation of this song, including their classic choreography --



Just call me Miss Ross!

But the true karaoke highlight of the evening came later, when one of our friends who is a professional singer sang "Unchained Melody." You know what a barnburner of a song that is and man, she gave it everything she had! We grabbed the candles off the tables and held them up along with any lighters we had, all swaying together for her moment of concert greatness, LOL!



Yes, we all had brain cramps the next morning. Why do you ask?

Next post -- Karaoke in its Homeland

35 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

Karaoke isn't for me... I couldn't carry a tune in a tin bucket!

mxtodis123 said...

Can't carry a tune, but was surprised when I saw a yearbook photo that I was in the folk singing club. Don't even remember it, but I guess I could sing back then.
Mary

strangelynaked.com said...

I love that you call hangovers "brain cramps." Those who do the choreography win karaoke. Well done.

DEZMOND said...

what's the info on you and the Rare One? Are you full back together now? :)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Brain cramps! I've never heard that term before; I love it!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hi Dezzy -- Yes, we're back together as a couple but we are still living separately. I love my new apartment!

Debi said...

Both Perfect Kareoke ! Choices........take your film crew with you next time! xoDebi

Jenn said...

I rock at karaoke...but only if I've had too much to drink...glad to see you're back together with your Rare One :)

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hey....maybe living separately is the key? i have never done karaoke.

Anne O'Leary said...

I do wish there was some video of you and your Rare One's performance!

Unchained Melody still sends shivers down my spine when I hear it.

Mary said...

Unchained Melody! Lol. Thank you for this. I'm laughing, and will be for awhile!

Missy George said...

Great songs all!!.Thanks for the refresher..Loved that music..

Anne Johnson said...

Karaoke is something I avoid, because no croaking frog has ever recorded a hit song. My Chinese student and her friends love it. Apparently it's huge over there.

Miss Val's Creations said...

2 great karaoke songs. I love the venue's name "Old Bastards Club"!

Victoria said...

Hi kindred, thanks for the smiles..a fun tale and adventure! Thanks for sharing it always..you are awesome! hugs
Wishing you a beautiful day
HUgs
V

Birdie said...

I would never do Karaoke. Best to not cause unnecessary distress.

JACKIESUE said...

Karaoke is big in West...not with me..no fecking way..unless I can do Janis Joplin's Mercedes Benz.

Rosemary said...

Perhaps I am a dinosaur but I have never been to or done a Karaoke.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Brain cramps? Keep me posted.

Jim said...

But I always wanted to be Diana Ross!

Riot Kitty said...

Sweet! And where is your video, missy?

Guillaume said...

Karaoké,
où les stars d'un soir
Viennent chanter,
comme des pieds
Pour un cinq minutes de gloire.

The Happy Whisk said...

Thank you for Tim's birthday wishes. It was a real nice day.

And again, singing .. you are brave.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Karaoke, girlfriends, and a little something to drink (or just some chocolate) - that's the way to party.

Michael G D'Agostino said...

Wow, Unchained Melody is a RIDICULOUSLY hard song to sing!

Guillaume said...

Oh and in my previous comment I was basically quoting this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EA7LYAsi5k

My Grama's Soul said...

I've never done Karaoke....but have had a few laughs watching friends do it. BTW......your friends have
EXCELLENT taste in music. This coming from an "old Fogie". LOL

Jo

bill lisleman said...

funny story karaoke can be fun with the right amount of alcohol.

bill lisleman said...

funny story karaoke can be fun with the right amount of alcohol.

bill lisleman said...

OH just FYI - that second reposting of the same comment was NOT alcohol related

klahanie said...

Hey Debra,

How's it goin', eh?

I know all about brain cramps. My last two brain cells are in agony.

I visualise you doing Karaoke to something by Loverboy!

Gary :)

laurie said...

I would pay money to see this!!!!

Dr. Theda said...

Was a bit drunk and was talked into getting up ad performing a song.... Thus, proving to everyone that Stacey cannot sing...
.... My best Karaoke memory is after attending the Comic-Con (Hero-Con)...
it was Carmine Infintino's birthday and his retirement as well... watching (and listening to) these Comic boon artists and writers getting a bit intoxicated... that was a very fond memory....

Dr. Theda said...

"Comic Book" ... not "boon".....

Rommy said...

Unchained Melody is one of my favorites! I actually practiced pretty hard on that song once.