Karaoke Clubing  

rm_tennismaiden 59F
2103 posts
1/28/2006 8:02 am

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Karaoke Clubing

Last Thursday night I begged some friends to go out and hit the local bar that provides Karaoke once per week. Many of you know I was classically trained *voice* eons ago in a far far galaxy known as young and just beginning. Singing was my gift and I did it well for many years prior to getting hitched and having babies.

We settled in at a table close by the stage to get an advantage in viewing...displeasure? Oh...nooooo...I had not done this before, been too afraid to try it on my own and figured hey just like riding a bike right?......WRONG!

The company I kept was really fun, my devout friend and his colleagues ordering drinks to loosen the chords and get us spirited for the evening of slander and kudos to those that stepped up to the mic.

After flipping through the book of selections I chose "starry night" by Don McClean (I listen to Josh lulling me while driving all the time). By the time my name was called "doc's girl" (very sweet and flattered by that) I sauntered up and nervously grabbed the baton. OMG....never expecting I would freeze and choke I stumbled missing entrances and not remembering the vocal melody.

I panicked and looked over with fear in my eyes to the table of support knowing I was in trouble. My friend had wanted to hear me belt out some vocalise but instead I wanted to crawl under a table and die. He jumped up with ferocity, was soon by my side and helped finished the agonizing display of unpreparedness I began. Obviously WRONG choice in song!

You cannot imagine how releaved I felt....if this is what constitutes "knight in shining armor" he was every bit the man I knew he was and so thankful to have him pitch hit for me. Though I slinked back to the table almost unable to process the extreme humiliation I just encountered I was feeling warm and fuzzy. Yeah...explain that? At no time in my life had I ever felt more protected and adored then at that moment.

I so wanted to sing to him...a sililoquy that would melt his heart and form an unbreakable bond. He gets my gift....and inspires me to dust it off for his aural satisfations. Music is the thread that connects us, there are many others but the notes and melodies of history nest within us deeply.

As I watched when he took to the stage I saw a man multi talented to infinity and beyond, his voice smooth and silky when he's not trying to imitate some obscure rock number. It is beautiful to behold not only the eccentric workings of his mind but the simplistic tones of his voice. Better than most I've encountered, and I adore it even more when he serenades me to sleep on some nights.

The night was bittersweet as I listened to a little girl all of 10 do a "Whitney" selection and nailed it with such fervor and perfect intonation. What presence she had and I was transcended to the day I did the same. A tear began to swell....her family all gathered around clapping and wide eyed cheering her on. HOw lucky she was to have such love and support of her gift. If only......

The next day I began collecting various favorites I knew would be perfect for my voice, I'll be damned if the next time I become a shrinking violet. Don't tell me I can't....I can...and I WILL rise above this paranoia. So guys... when are we going again? I'll be ready to bring down the house..... Just you watch me!

"Tennismaiden charges on"!

rm_Kissmystuff 61F
1435 posts
1/28/2006 12:23 pm

humm...sounds like...in one way it was quite an ordeal...but in another was an affirmation of the caring and support that man gives you. It also seems to have brought you to a place of strengthened resolve. Good for you. You'll knock their socks of the next time!


Plano69 54M

1/28/2006 3:38 pm

LOL! Wow! Your Friend sounds like a keeper!
Classically trained... amazing... I know exactly how you feel, though with me it was my guitar...LOL. I come from a family of singers and musiciams who like to tease that I only play two instruments... LOL!
I always struggled with stage fright and singing was a weakness. Lo and behold! My daughter found a cure for me via the Playstation 2. There's a new Karaoke Game which comes with a mike, is loaded with tons of songs, and helps you with your pitch while you compete. On screen is a character you pick who lip sinks the songs and dances perfectly, while you try to score points for accuracy...etc... I haven't had so much fun in ages!! Now the whole family is spending evenings singing from "Left My Heart in SF" to "I love rock and roll".!!! If you like to sing and your family has a playstation two... I highly recommend this game... Ooops, is this an endorsement... Sorry...

(Wow, & sorry to write so much... ).

Deepthroat215 52M
328 posts
1/28/2006 10:48 pm

Stage fright is a terrible thing...alcohol usually cures that. I (three other guys too) once did "Stand by Your Man" trying to emulate the Blues Brothers. No one thought it was funny

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
1/29/2006 6:26 am

I go to a kareoke club occasionally myself. I do not sing over the PA, but I really enjoy watching. I would sing if I felt I could stay on key. Even though that doesn't seem to stop most of the vocalists from performing themselves!

Go get em and wow em next time, sweetie! Blog On!

HeardLankaMalls 55M
2925 posts
1/30/2006 5:12 am

Get back on your horse Tennis. You're better than me (and much more talented obviously). The best I can do at singing is alone in the car (I get "silenced" if I try it with any company ). Music is a great means of losing oneself in a mood or story.


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