Until this past weekend, my experience with karaoke had been exclusively in the privacy of someone’s home or (Korean-style) a room full of friends. Well, a friend of mine took me and my wife to a karaoke place, and even though there were moments of fun, I think I’m going to stick with singing with friends I know can sing. Let me just say that one of the Yelp! reviews for this place includes this snippet:
Now I am not the type of person that usually sings karaoke. i guess i am what you would call tone-deaf, but at Rick’s the people are so supportive and nice, that i feel comfortable going up and singing my little heart out to my favorite go-gos songs!
I didn’t use to think supportive and nice could ever be bad, but now I’m thinking it definitely can be. There were a couple of standouts that night, but most of the performers were of the tone-deaf variety. Maybe I’m going out on a limb here—if you know you’re tone-deaf, please stay at home and sing in the shower… or cough up some dough for voice lessons. Please don’t sing in public. Thank you.