Singing up a storm

Good morning everyone,

Well, yesterday was nice and today will be just as nice with a high of around 18C and sunny skies. Tomorrow-and every day after that for the rest of the week-will be a bit unsettled. It'll be warm all week but every day will be cloudy with a chance of rain-better dig out your umbrella and keep your rubber boots handy!

So, I got dragged to karaoke yesterday.
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Going to karaoke would definitely not be my first choice in how to spend my free time. Mostly because I'm a terrible singer. I have no confidence in my own voice-someone like Whitney Houston was famous for being able to hit 6 octaves-I can't even hit one! Ha ha!

Yesterday, however, was fun! Mostly because I could hang out with friends I hadn't seen for ages. It would have been nice to have more of a chance to chat with them, but you can't have everything, can you?

I did discover one of the reasons why I haven't liked singing at karaoke in the past though. It is really difficult for me to pick a song. Three things have to come together-one, it has to be a song that I know well. This is really difficult for me, because the songs I like to listen to aren't very popular amongst Japanese and therefore aren't usually on the song list at karaoke (I'm more of a folk/rock kind of guy, whereas Japanese karaoke song lists are full of pop songs.) Second, it has to be a song that I can sing-and with my octave range of 1, that's really difficult! Ha ha! Finally, it has to be a song that the other people have heard of. I don't want to sing a song that no one else knows! It must be so boring for them...well, now that I think of it, the one good point about singing a song that other people don't know is that they have no idea how badly I'm butchering it! ha ha!

Anyway, once I gave up trying to find songs that fit all three of those criteria, I could relax and enjoy myself. The only thing missing was beer!

It was the first time I'd ever gone to karaoke without having at least one beer! I think next time I'll chug a couple of cans of beer at my school before I head to karaoke...you know, just to loosen up the vocal chords a bit, right?

If you haven't been in a while, I'd recommend going! it's a great way to blow off some steam!

Have a great day!

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