Hello, hello, hello, all you rock ‘n’ rollers all over the world! Welcome to my little girlie magazine. A new day of blogging has begun.
Yes, I was at karaoke at Nico’s in Little Italy the first Saturday night of this month. It was standing room only in the bar and in the dinning room (where karaoke is set up) and the place was rockin’. I often get to sing three karaoke songs during the night, but that night I got to sing only two. Still, I must have done just fine. Two young women asked me to dance (one came up and asked me to dance to a slow jam and the other gyrated in front of me to a funky tune until I finally got the message) and I was happy to oblige both of them. When you’re a baby boomer like me and two young women ask you to dance, you’re doing something right. And I’m happy to report that a lot of young people like to sing classic rock, the music of my youth.
Mike, the DJ, told me that Sonny’s Tavern right down the street from my apartment building now has karaoke every Sunday night (it use to be every other Sunday night). And sure enough, I was strolling into Little Italy pass Sonny’s the other day and there was a sign on the door announcing the new karaoke schedule. I’ve sung karaoke at Sonny’s. Sonny’s is a cool bar. But I can’t drink beer at Armand’s nearly every day (when I have fun money) and sing karaoke at Nico’s and Sonny’s. My fun money doesn’t stretch that far. Plus, Nico’s is the #1 karaoke bar in the city (according to City Paper) and I’ve been singing karaoke at Nico’s for years. I’m invested in Nico’s. You may say I just need to manage my fun money better. And you’re right. I know you’re right. But that’s the problem. I can’t. I’ve tried for years. At the beginning of each month I get my social security check and my pension checks; I pay my bills and buy what I need for the apartment and the rest is fun money. So, instead of beating myself up over my fun money, I just enjoy it until it runs out. Then every month the cycle begins all over again. I’ll probably be at Nico’s for karaoke the first Saturday night in January.
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This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette, the city’s only magazine of commentaries, culture, sexy stories and topless women.
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