Was chatting with tigerjoe a few days back, and the topic came to the things he misses, one of which is karaoke. Am just going to copy and paste our conversation, let’s see what you make of it. The art of karaoke song selection, I mean…
tigerjoe: you know what I miss though?
tigerjoe: proper karaoke lounges with all the works
me: holy crap. you are not a karaoke person, are you?
tigerjoe: heheh.. is that too uncle-fied for you?
me: you are more cina than me. I tak tahan karaoke
tigerjoe: hahahah.. what’s not to like?
tigerjoe: sing-song. check.
tigerjoe: booze. check
tigerjoe: women. check
tigerjoe: friends. check
tigerjoe: good time. check
me: women who turn out to be men. check
tigerjoe: also can
me: people who can’t sing who think they are the next kelly clarkson. check
me: dono la. just annoys me
tigerjoe: hah… I noticed that today’s youth don’t appreciate the same things. i blame the internet
me: heh what talking you… i appreciate a good beer at a cozy pub
tigerjoe: young ppl spend way too much time online these days
tigerjoe: cozy pub is one thing
me: karaoke is just one of my pet peeves. i don’t like to hear myself sing and i don’t like to hear other people sing badly
me: it’s like this small congregation… then one person picks up the mic, starts to wail. the others look on and listen and cheer
tigerjoe: erm… wait… i have a thing against group-singing. it’s against the rules
tigerjoe: karaoke etiquette demands solo performances and must make effort for quality. not ust any frog can pick up mic
tigerjoe: it’s the modern test of a man’s refinement
me: i wish i could see it your way. unfortunately it will just have to remain one of those things that we don’t have in common, lol
tigerjoe: and the songs that a man sings says something about himself
me: ‘country roads take me home’ ? Lol
tigerjoe: that one says – “i’m too damn old to be productive anymore”
tigerjoe: “my way” says “i’m too damned lazy to sing a proper song”
me: so what is a good song to sing ?
tigerjoe: peter pan songs say – “i hit on young girls half my age”
me: so song selection is a whole art by itself …
tigerjoe: yup.. all part of gentlemanly conduct. allows people to asses the people they might do business with
tigerjoe: robbie williams is usually a safe pick. not too lembut, not too hu-ha