Karaoke last night
Did three songs, weird mix.
First I did “Can’t Help Falling In Love”, by Elvis. This is one of my best songs, it matches my voice so well and I’m proud of how I do it. And, my
girlfriend fiancee cried a little bit. But but BUT, I was kind of embarrassed, since I meant to do that one two weeks ago. I proposed to her on the anniversary of the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre Valentine’s Day, and the next day we went out to do karaoke. And so there I was, in the karaoke bar I’d met her, the day after I went down on one knee, and I did some generic country songs and mid-nineties pop rock. I knew that there was a perfect, romantic song that I should do, but the whole night I could not remember somehow that Elvis was a real thing and that I should do my Elvis song because it was perfect. Somehow, I developed Elvis-shaped amnesia, that didn’t fade until yesterday. Dammit. Anyway, I did well, she cried, it was sweet, but it could have gone better.
Second song was “Daydream Believer”, because Davy Jones died that morning. Doing a Monkees song seemed required. I was unsure of myself, since I had never tried that one, so I got our off-duty opera singer to help me out. Found out later that he hates that song. Oh well. I had fun.
Third song was “Heat of the Moment” by Asia, and this is the one that blew me away. I thought I was just blowing it off, because I can’t do frickin’ Asia, for crying out loud. It’s way out of my range. I only sang it because I’ve been binging on ‘Supernatural’ for a couple of weeks now, and there was one episode where it was played like twenty times. So, I got the mike and sang that, and had fun. And the bar was singing along, and it was good times. I’ve rarely seen this particular place get behind one song like that, but it happened. And, I had fun, and I thought I sounded good. At the time, I assumed that was because I was quite drunk, but in the cold light of afternoon today, my fiancee tells me I actually sounded good. Shocker, I almost never sound good on my first try with any new song, I have to rehearse and work the kinks out for things that are definitely for sure in my range, and I sing baritone. “Heat of the Moment” is not baritone by a long shot, but somehow it worked.
That’s not even the weird one. If the night had lasted a little longer, I’d’ve done “Rolling In The Deep”, by Adele. In baritone. Maybe next time!