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I found myself in an unfamiliar setting last night… a karaoke bar! Of all the places that I thought I might wander into on a Wednesday night, karaoke was probably last on the list! OK, let’s be honest… It probably wasn’t even on the list! Yet there I was, standing against the wall, holding a drink of Coke, watching some very interesting (and very drunk) singers (and I use that term very loosely) massacre some great songs. That’s not to say that it wasn’t entertaining! Au contraire. It most certainly was. And some of the people who did get up there could actually hold their own… I heard more than one performance that was pleasantly surprising.
And then I heard something that made my ears bleed…
Now I’m the first one to admit, I can’t carry a tune if my life depended on it. But over the years I’ve had a chance to perfect a certain Barenaked Ladies song, if accompanied by my trusty partner in crime, Murph… and plenty of Captain Morgan dark rum. Oh yes, friends… If I Had $1,000,000 doesn’t get any better than when we perform it. Pure magic.
But as I stood there last night, listening to my beloved BNL turned into nails on a chalkboard… All I could think of was whether there was enough booze behind that bar to get me up there… and how fast I could fly Murph home. Thankfully the song eventually ended… and so too did the bleeding…
Karaoke is an interesting beast… best left to those with a stronger stomach.