Friday, September 2, 2011

5 on Friday - Set 82

Travis at Trav's Thoughts invites everyone to lay down a short set of music that takes their fancies for his 5 on Friday meme.

Last New Year's Eve, Brad and I spent our final night in Toronto at my brother-in-law's karaoke show at the Konrad Lounge on the Lakeshore in Etobicoke, just down the street from Brad's mom's place.
We had an absolute blast. This is Jeff at the console, smoothly easing the audience into taking up the mic, chiming in seamlessly if they get lost (easy to do once you're the singer!)
When I think about it, our all-night singing party really set the tone for this incredible year I'm having.
Jeff runs his Songsmith Karaoke show every Thursday at 10:00pm in Etobicoke, in the west end of Toronto at the Konrad Lounge. If you're in the area and want to have a great evening, pop by and tell him Julia sent you!These are some of the songs we tried on for size, either at their sister Karen's karaoke house party that Jeff DJ'ed, or on New Year's at Konrad's.

1 - Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie - a full-on singalong by everyone at Karen's

2 - Conquistador - Procol Harum - sung by Brad at Karen's

3 - Where Do the Children Play? - Cat Stevens - sung variously by Jeff and Brad

4 - Mary Mac - Great Big Sea - I was challenged to sing this by Jeff. Of course, I took it up. I did reasonably well, but the speedy ending did me in.

5 - The Galaxy Song - Eric Idle - This has become my signature karaoke song. I never end a karaoke evening without singing this one.


Akelamalu said...

Sounds like a great evening Julia. If I'm ever in the area I'll be sure to pop in. :)

Jamie said...

Oh now that's Karaoke with a sense of humor. Mary Mac and The Universe Song ... what a laugh.

Linda said...

And now I have Conquistador stuck in my head but that's quite alright as I've always liked it but could never sing it. A bag of wailing cats has nothing on this kid!

Michelle Helliwell said...

Julie - I loooove karaoke. We have Singstar, which is essentially a karaoke game and we all play - even Galen:) This is a great list of songs, and yes, I have to think Mary Mac would be a challenge!!!

Zachariah said...

In my view everybody must go through it.
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