Hello all! Hope everyone is doing well. I thought I’d talk tonight about something that I’ve wanted to do forever and never been brave enough. It’s not bungee jumping or hot-air ballooning, sky-diving or race-car driving, although I’d never be brave enough to do those either. No, this is much less death-defying, but at least as nerve-wracking, in my opinion. It’s karaoke!!
I love to sing. Always have, AND… I’ve always wanted to do karaoke. (Warning: Dork Confession!) I actually used to sing along with my cassette tapes in my bedroom and pretend I was doing a concert! Now I sit at the computer Facebooking and listening to my iTunes, and I sing along and imagine performing the songs on karaoke somewhere. Now I know I don’t have a perfect voice, but I wouldn’t break glass or make bats pass out, or anything like that. My projection and breathing could use a lot of help, but I probably wouldn’t get tomatoes thrown at me if I were to take the stage on karaoke night.
So why haven’t I ever done it if it’s such a big dream and a passion, you ask? Simple. I’m a big chicken. I would probably have to be extremely intoxicated before I could be persuaded to grab a mic in front of strangers. On the other hand, I’ve heard intoxicated people sing, and they’d probably do much better if they were a little less trashed! So knowing that, I’d probably be more likely to sing sober than non-sober. Either way I’d probably wet myself and then faint.
Now some of my friends and family will remember that I’ve actually performed before, and be quick to remind me that I’ve sung for a much bigger crowd than the Karaoke Krew at Budro’s. This is true. In addition to singing at family reunions, I did sing a solo at graduation, which was also something I’d always wanted to do and never dreamed I would. It will always be something I’m proud of doing, always. (I would like to ask why they let me sing the song I did, which was “We’ve Only Just Begun.” It was what I chose to sing, but A) it was pretty old for a 1990 graduation, and B) it’s way more of a wedding song than a graduation song!)
Anyway. I would just like to ask my readers which song you’d perform if you were brave enough to do karaoke. My playlist has run from Carrie Underwood to Celine Dion while I’ve been writing this, and I’d probably sing just about any of their songs. I’d also sing anything by Reba, because she was the artist I used to try to imitate when I was giving my World Tour back in junior high. There are many others, from Lorrie Morgan to Wynonna, from Anna Nalick to Barbra Streisand. Right now, ‘Time to Say Goodbye’ by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli is playing. I’d kill to sing that! I’d even sing “The Impossible Dream!” Which singing karaoke shouldn’t be. So maybe next time there’s a microphone available, I’ll just grab it and run. You have been warned!
Until next time,
PS- I’ve also always wanted to sing at someone’s wedding, so maybe I’ll just combine the dreams and become a Wedding Singer! Yikes at the thought of that, huh!?