Hello, hello, hello, all you fans of karaoke! I’m reading my new book (INVENTOLOGY, How We Dream Up Things That Change The World by Pagan Kennedy) that I got from the public library yesterday and I’m listening to the radio (the local 24/7 all news station and the local 24/7 all sports station) and just relaxing in general while reflecting on blogging and karaoke. Even though my next effort to demonstrate karaoke as an art form will not take place until the first Sunday night of next month at Sonny’s Tavern in Bloomfield (Little Italy), I’ve already begun the process that I hope will once again allow me to perform well.
I have to get my body (through deep breathing, flexibility and stretching exercises) ready and my mind (internalizing the lyrics and the musical sign posts that tell me when to sing) by listening to the songs of The Doors (the ones I’ll probably sing at karaoke) on YouTube.
I approach karaoke the way an actor would approach a one-man or a one-woman show in the professional theatre. Of course, I don’t look like Jim Morrison, but I can exhibit his on-stage persona and body language; and if I’m lucky enough I might even sound a little bit like him if I can get the phraseology right.
Once again I would like to stress that karaoke just for fun is great, too. I’m not suggesting that everyone should be a karaoke artist. I’m just caught up with the idea that karaoke can be an art form like any other art form (I probably just have too much time on my hands).