Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

Last night: Karaoke glory

Of course, of course, of course I'd have fun at karaoke. Guess what I did last night?

Friday, May 27th, 2011: my first time at the Alibi Tiki Lounge and Bar on North Interstate. Also my first time singing karaoke. Not my first time celebrating someone's birthday: I and many others came for the birthday of Brandee Haynes, a member of both PDX Yar (the pirate performance group) and Atomic Arts (the actors and crew who put on Trek in the Park. Brandee's a pip. Really, she's good people, and it was a fun night. Pirates and Trekkers are among her and my friends; I'll always like that.

I sang the remix of Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation." Did it with passable Elvis drawl, too. Got good reactions to it from the crowd.

Before that, I had to choose that. SO MANY SONGS IN THAT BINDER OF SONGS FROM WHICH TO CHOOSE. You may not be surprised that I looked passingly, for my own amusement, for inappropriate and perhaps mood-killing karaoke songs (yes they do have Johnny Cash's "25 Minutes To Go"!), but I told myself not to overthink it. Find one and choose one. (Being that I can take five minutes to order from Taco Bell, that's an achievement.) Plus I can choose many other songs when I do this again. (I did check out the Prince and Queen selection, too, though I don't think I could really pull off "Let's Go Crazy." At least not yet. Same with the "Theme to Fresh Prince of Bel Air." But I considered both.)

Other highlights from the Alibi:
  • A Wrath of Khan in-joke Adam Rosko and Jesse Graff pulled off.

  • Rosko being impressed with the place's layout. "You can't hear the karaoke in the bar, just in the lounge." This is true.

  • Me having my first frozen daiquiri!

  • Brandee's custom birthday cake, courtesy the worthy local writer/ PDX Yar-er Holly McCollum, that was a panda (Brandee has a thing for pandas) with a slightly terrified expression. Made eating it cooler and more evil.

  • Me finding another place where I can be loud and swear-y and it works/is amusing in context, instead of annoying me or anyone else. Cutting loose can be a learned skill. One that can use reinforcing. *grins*
  • Tags: music, portland

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