Showing posts from April 27, 2009

Top 10 Karaoke Rules

I love working at Karaoke shows. My boss is the star of the night, but I enjoy getting to sing, the music and getting to work in audio again. We always have a good time, but there are some people who just don't get it. They do not follow the basic rules of karaoke etiquette and it gets old fast.

Instead of just bemoaning this fact, I have decided to make my own karaoke for dummies primer….here is the first installment:

Don't Stop Believing should never be sang before midnight…even if you are good at it
If you put in more than 5 songs for a four hour show, do not get angry when you do not get to sing all of your songs. On a busy night, most singers will be lucky to sing one or two
Whining about where you are in the rotation is a good way to get pushed back farther
With a digital set up this isn't too bad, but do not wait to change your song until you get up to the microphone to sing. This messes with the flow of the show.
NEVER tap on a microphone to see if it is working. Talkin…

These cockatiels and parakeets are just taking up space

I love my birds. They are like my kids. They entertain me and give me companionship. However, practically they have to be the most useless things in my house right now.
First, they do not clean up after themselves. They never clean their "rooms" and they spit food at me and on to the floor.

They expect food, toys and treats, but they never contribute to the family income. Seriously, they are home all day with internet access, they really should do something.

When I leave, even if it is just for one night, I have to put up with huge amounts of attitude.

They will be suddenly needy. They throw temper tantrum when you leave the room.

They will get in moods where you will not be allowed to sleep in. Being woken up by a screeching cockatiel or angry parakeets is not ideal.

They are my fids, and I would be lost with out them. Still, they really do not carry their weight around here.