kshandra: A spoof of the Guitar Hero logo, featuring a home karaoke machine (Karaoke Hero)
([livejournal.com profile] blueashke, this one's for you, especially....)

For those of you who have been ogling [livejournal.com profile] kor27's song list, but think Mountain View is MUCH too far south to come on a weeknight, here's your chance. Starting tomorrow, our beloved Bruce will be doing that voodoo that he do so well at Julie's Supper Club II on Folsom. (Of course, SF is even harder for ME to get to on a weeknight, so you're unlikely to see me before Thanksgiving Eve, but please, if you're in the City on a Wednesday and looking for some good clean* fun, stop on by.)

* Well, until Bruce decides it's time to sing "Ballad Of Chasey Lain" again....
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Now that I have the laptop, I don't have to worry about bringing paper and a pen to log what I sing.

I'm sure you're all thrilled. )
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After collecting [livejournal.com profile] supersniffles and [livejournal.com profile] firestrike at the airport and having dinner at Taxi's ("because where else do we eat when the three of us are together?"), we headed off to the bar for part two of [livejournal.com profile] dwo's wake. It was PACKED when we got there. Wall to wall people...and wall to wall love. And something tells me we will never see that much Guinness on the bar at one time again. *quiet smile*

We were there long enough for Cindi and me to sing twice each. I'd asked [livejournal.com profile] kor27 to pull my songs out of David's envelope (one of several people to do so, which makes me happy); I wound up with the theme from Mahogany (which sounded good) and "My Immortal" by Evanescence (which I kinda fumbled on the bridge, but had [livejournal.com profile] cekyr0 by my side and countless other folks singing along, so I muddled through). I'm not ordinarily fond of that song...but I've had David singing it in my head since I left last night, and somehow it's not so bad.

Dropped Matt & Cindi off at the House of Pink and got home shortly after midnight; took a while to unwind enough to actually get to sleep. And man, 0540 came way too early. At least I'm only emotionally hung over this morning; I imagine some of the folks who were there last night are in far worse shape. Still and all, I could use a little bolstering today. Random text messages, hits on my hug counter - it's all good.

And never, EVER be afraid to tell the ones you love that you love them.
kshandra: long-haired woman silhouetted against a stormy sky (Bad)
...and find out one of the regulars from the bar is dead.

Rest in peace, [livejournal.com profile] dwo. I'm sorry we didn't get to know one another better.

In reading this post, you now know as much as I do, folks. I trust I'll hear more tonight.
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Wound up spending all day with [livejournal.com profile] supersniffles and [livejournal.com profile] firestrike; we had a BayCon staff meeting in the morning (and lasting much too long for someone who was awakened by chainsaws and leaf blowers), and were going to the bar in the evening, so it just made more sense to adjourn to the House of Pink in the interim. Someone played a Sleep card on Firestrike and me (snuggly person + flannel sheets = *snore*), so we didn't get out of the house quite as early as we intended, and as such I only got to sing twice. But I made it count. )
I must say, though, having a bartender who loves you is a mixed blessing; I only had one drink while I was there, but it was strong enough that I couldn't finish it, and BOY am I aware of my skull this morning. ;-)
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Holy mother of fish. TWENTY-THREE songs tonight. What a way to start the year.


EDIT, 1/2/08: The list back here )
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[livejournal.com profile] gridlore just informed me that nothing appeared to be happening on NYE that suited his mood, and I was free to make my own plans. YAY!

So, I'll be ringing in the new at KoC with [livejournal.com profile] kor27 (and $DEITY knows who else, as there's a party at the Hamptons that evening, and I suspect most of the regulars will be there). The show usually starts by 9, sooner if there are enough singers in the bar. Hope to see you there!
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So I went to the bar with every intention of closing the place down; a sinus headache (exacerbated by a poorly-thought-out spate of headbanging during [livejournal.com profile] jeffercine's rendition of "Sad But True" and sadly not helped by a lovely scalp massage from [livejournal.com profile] kor27) put the kibosh on that, and I left around midnight. However, it was still slow enough at the beginning of the evening that I got a considerable amount of singing in.

See? )
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(I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself on that title....)

I really need to get back in the habit of transcribing my karaoke lists the next morning, because otherwise they start stacking up like this:

Thursday, November 22nd )

Sunday, December 2nd )

Monday, December 3rd - Adults Only )
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As those of you who read [livejournal.com profile] kor27 already know, he and I spent Friday evening at Sherwood Inn for karaoke. In taking notes for that show, however, I was reminded that I'd never posted about the previous time I was there, so this post needs to start with....

September 26th )

October 26th )
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As promised (or perhaps threatened) before I left for That Thing In The Desert™, I spent last night at the bar. [livejournal.com profile] kor27 generously picked me up in the Short Bus, as the car is still full of playa-coated goodness, and the idea of negotiating the parking lot when I can't see out of the back window wasn't appealing to me.

Grabbed my book light on a whim as I was getting ready to leave, and it turned out to be a wise decision. There's a lighting fixture behind the table where I generally sit that normally has black-light bulbs in it, which react to the white pages in my composition book well enough for me to write by; that fixture is currently empty.

...and the bracket for the actual head of the book light broke while I was there. Oh, well, I saw a nifty-looking gooseneck model the last time I was at Bounders, anyway....

Onward to the songlist )
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Since folks have been grumping about the number of times I've gone to the bar without letting anyone know before hand, I figured I'd do something about that (though to be honest, a lot of those times I didn't know I was going until I got there).

Friday my office is closed; we're moving to Mountain View, and the trucks are coming in way too friggin' early to get all the stuff off our floor of the building before the Jazz Festival starts closing lanes. Thursday, therefore, I will be closing down the joint with [livejournal.com profile] kor27 and company. (I may not be drinking much; I have $1.45 in the bank until my last $100 transfers over from The Account That Doesn't Exist, and I have to put gas in the car once it does. At present, I have the $3 I need to get in the door, and that's it.) [livejournal.com profile] gridlore has been warned that it is entirely likely I will get home from post-show breakfast just in time to take him to work the next morning.

I can't give you a ballpark on when I'll be there, unfortunately - [livejournal.com profile] murphymom informed me Monday night that Thursday is #1 Son's birthday dinner at Benihana (the actual b'day was yesterday), and I'm not passing up a chance to finally eat there. (This also means I won't be requiring the services of The Short Bus to get me to the bar and back again. Or at least, that I won't be able to avail myself of said services.)

Hope to see some of you there!
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I stopped by the bar long enough to sing for [livejournal.com profile] supersniffles for her birthday. Two numbers, both at her request: "Walking In Memphis" by Marc Cohn and "White Rabbit." I'm not recapping them individually tonight because there was a far more important detail to the evening:

[livejournal.com profile] firestrike had never heard me sing before.

I came back over to our table after my first number, and he very carefully took my glass out of my hand, set it down, then took my face in his hands and kissed me within an inch of both our lives. His next several minutes of conversation can be summed up as "DAMN. I mean...wow." And in turn, his reaction reduced me to a succession of "um...thank you"s, punctuated by fervent gratitude that the light in the bar is as poor as it is.

It was a good night.
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After the Baycon meeting, my Sunday was spent in the company of [livejournal.com profile] firestrike and [livejournal.com profile] supersniffles, culminating in a too-brief visit to the bar (albeit without His Jackalness, who opted to remain at the House of Pink and sleep - I guess we were just too much for him *grin*).

Three songs in not quite as many hours )

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