Saturday, November 19, 2005

Some people should just listen


It seems that some people think just because they're at a Karaoke party (or bar, depending on your style), that the HAVE to sing. Let me set you straight - if you can't sing, it's not fun for anyone. A wise man once said, "Better to be thought of as a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt". Aaahhh, wise words. I think my favorite part about karaoke is that there are two kinds of people: drunk and sober. The drunk people lose their sense of tone, rhythm, and self respect. If these people could carry a tune at one time, all bets are off after a few adult beverages. Then, there's actually two types of sober people: "professional" singers who haven't quite made it and the only audience that can get to clap for them is a bunch of drunks, and then very confident people who don't care that they can't sing, but know they'll have a fighting chance against the drunk singers. It's really a vicious cycle of lose-lose for everyone within earshot. Okay, I guess there's one more type now that I think about it: the kind who know they can't sing, so they digress to physical humor like dancing on tables and getting down on one knee while they sing love songs to a very unimpressed female customer in the front row. It's like watching American Idol - some of them can REALLY sing, but the ones who can't...why haven't their friends told them? Certainly, there's validity in encouraging your friends, but if they can't sing and are about to humiliate themselves publicly (i.e. American Idol), maybe it's time you had a heart-to-heart, candid conversation with them first. Some people should just listen.

10 comments:

Ruth said...

RYC: You crack me up! And thank you...and as far as "big words" go, I have two medium-sized words for you: English major. It's like a law. We have to use big words or they'll withold our BA's. No, seriously, I just chalk it up to weirdness. ;-)

Regarding your stubborness concerning HP&TGOF (LOL), if you are bound & determined to live a deprived life, well, I suppose there's no stopping you. However if you change your mind I'll try to refrain from saying "I told you so" but I'm not making any promises.

About karaoke...I avoid it like the plague. I have too many friends who really CAN sing well.

Ruth said...

I meant to ask what experience prompted this blog? ;-)
I am trying to picture you singing karaoke...

EjucatedGuy said...

I actually can carry a tune, just enough to recognize the song. I take my own advice and just listen because I've been in more than one karaoke bar where people made complete fools of themselves. One, at a TGIF's, this girl tried to sing the alanis morissette song, "Uninvited". She plugged on ear with her finger, and then closed her eyes. Everyone else in the bar plugged both ears and closed our eyes.

EjucatedGuy said...

by the way, I don't who the guy is in the picture. I just found it on someone elses karaoke blog and thought it was funny. it's not my father.

Ruth said...

You're KIDDING? That guy in the pic isn't a close relative?? I am stunned... ;-)

earmom23 said...

Okay Toby. Here's your answer. (I FINALLY figured out why I couldn't post. And now I sound like my mother who is the epitome of a technologically challenged person.)
The only RIGHT WAY to eat chili is with cocoa and cinnamon and cheese! As if you would consider it chili without those ingredients! Geez, people, come on! Ohioans do things right! Go Buckeyes!!!!!

Ruth said...

Hope your day got better... :-)

EjucatedGuy said...

okay earmom23, I'll look you up next time I'm in Ohio and you can take me out for chili

earmom23 said...

Take you out for chili?!?! It's made from scratch at our house! Next time you're here, I will make sure I cook some up just for you. You can head to Skyline by yourself. Mine's much better. :-)

Ruth said...

Sounds YUMMY, Terra!