Why I Sing  

KaraokeTom 71M
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2/25/2006 10:06 am

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Why I Sing


In an earlier blog, I explained how I got started singing Karaoke. What I'm going to do in a sequence of posts is explain why I find singing Karaoke so fascinating.

Many folks think Karaoke is a group of drunk awful singers singing good and sometimes not so good songs. While there's some truth to that, Karaoke is a whole lot more than that perception.

First of all, with Karaoke, the audience is the entertainment. Because the singers pick the songs in any given evening you are exposed to a tremendous variety of music.

In terms of singing skills, I'm somewhere in the middle. I'm decent as long as I stay within my vocal range. But there are better singers. What i lack in skills, I make up in enthusiasm.

So what do I sing? Songs that have meaning to me. From the standpoint in genure, about 2/3 is country. The rest is mostly pop beginnning in the late 60s.

Why so much country. It has been described as story telling put to music. And even if you don't like the music, there is often a real message in the lyrics.

So what I'm going to do in the next few posts is introduce you to the songs I sing and why I enjoy singing them. Along the way, you'll get to know me a bit better.

Today, my daughter, son and two friends are on the slopes at Breckenridge. I thought about skiing but it's been 20 years. I talked about my daughter's skiing skills in an earlier post. My son made it to snowboard nationals in the Slalom and GS for two consecutive years. The old man would do little more than slow them down today.

So I'll blog a bit today instead.

KT

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