Karaoke Watch: Halloween Night
Last night we celebrated Halloween and the last night of karaoke at the Lucky House in NE Portland. The KJ that was running the show there was awesome, and someone needs to pick him up and give him another venue.
My costume was intended to be kind of like a magician's, but I ended up being more in line with either (a) John Steed from The Avengers, (b) the Riddler, or (c) Fantomas.
More pics here.
My songs for the evening were:
Pulp - "Help the Aged"
Velvet Underground - "Waiting for the Man"
David Bowie - "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide"
Erasure - "A Little Respect"
Herman's Hermits - "Dandy"
The Bowie was a bit of a failure, and I recall Joëlle having the same problem when she did it a couple of years ago. It's a song that seems to stick in the memory as being simpler than it is, but there are more lyrics than you think. It was a first-time effort, as was the Erasure and V.U., the latter of which is one to add to the repertoire.
Joëlle went as the Morton Salt Girl, and sang:
Stray Cats - "Stray Cat Strut"
The Ronettes - "Be My Baby"
Neil Diamond - "Cracklin' Rosie"
Our group was organized by Sister Amber, a progressive nun out of her habit, who sang songs fitting the holiday and her costume's theme:
Oingo Boingo - "Dead Man's Party"
Madonna - "Like a Virgin"
The Commodores - "Easy"
George Michael - "Faith"
Amongst our group, we had a Franciscan monk who sang "Personal Jesus," Andy as a metal dirtbag appropriately singing some Foo Fighters, and the awesome pair of Skwisgaar Skwigelf and Toki Wartooth from Dethklok. Toki even brought a bowl of candy. It tasted like chicken would taste if chicken was a candy.
Current Soundtrack: Leonard Cohen, Songs from a Room
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