Podcast Episode 18: Karaoke Junkies

Two singers and a DJ explore the strange and often hilarious entertainment phenomenon that is karaoke.


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Intro 00:00
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Pod Pourri 08:28
Eric and I recount our most favorite karaoke tales. Moats airs out all his dirty karaoke laundry. By the way, check out Bev n Bob music. You’ll thank us.

Facebook Says 57:33
I would love nothing more than to do karaoke with you all. Moats suggests there’s a bell curve when it comes to drinking and karaoke. Let’s test that theory!

Outro 01:04:39
Moats is appearing in Taming of the Shrew on June 1-9 for Shakespeare in South Park. Eric is performing at Arcade on June 7 at 8pm and 10pm. Find these guys on Twitter too, at @eonhand and @seemyplay.

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MiscellAddious: Summer Slump Edition

Well howdy, y’all. Let’s get personal.

- Had an a cappella gig last night, outdoors at the Green Tree farmer’s market. The weather was perfect, the crowd was lovely, and the group was relaxed and we had a great time. We even debuted “Somebody Told Me” by The Killers and no one passed out from a lack of breath or anything!

- What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think mid-August? Lemme guess: Christmas, right? I KNEW IT! Well you’re in luck, because the rest of the Friendly Beasts and I are working on our next Christmas album as we speak. The only problem is you have to wait until December for it. I know, I know, you’ll already be gearing up for Valentine’s Day then! But I have a feeling this one’ll be another doozy. Hold on to your Santa hats!

- Camelia Road has an event coming up Sunday, August 26 called the Spa 54 Parking Lot Party. We’ll be playing for about 90 minutes starting at noon. Come check out the vendors and grab some food to the sweet sounds of our harmonic voices, yo.

- I don’t look very sporty. If I were the 6th Spice Girl, I’d be called “Portly Spice.” I can’t jump and I don’t run, but you know what? I’m good at volleyball. I have a mean overhand serve and I know how to make a steady pass. I used to play intramural ball in college and even played in a league in Pittsburgh a couple years ago, but I can no longer commit to the weekly schedule that league requires. So what’s a girl to do? Join Meetup.com and immediately find a league to start playing in casually? Don’t mind if I do!

Meetup.com: It’s not just for sexytimes anymore! (Feel free to use that tagline, guys.)

- Keep those questions/topics coming for the podcast! That I might do someday! When I have time! Maybe I should just call it the Potential Podcast. For rill.

Wanted for A Cappella Group: Manchild

My a cappella group recently put an ad on Craigslist for a new vocal percussionist. We received an email response that some might call an application, but I’m more inclined to call it an assault on what’s left of the English language.

Here is the response I would have sent if I had any balls (and if I didn’t represent six other people). Buckle up, the opener is a doozy.

From: The Manchild
Subject: Vocal Percussionist Available!

TWIGG, Check it out:
Ew, wut? I’m not your fraternity brother. Stop that.

YES, I do do sum VP (see resume)!
You do “some” VP. You are not adding up vocal percussion like some sort of beatboxing idiot savant. 

Just wanna let ya know I’m ALSO a Vocalist, Bass & Baritone (see Youtube vid)…
Are you referring to the video of you playing guitar, or the other one of you playing guitar? Are there any videos of you anywhere doing ANYTHING OTHER THAN PLAYING GUITAR? WHERE DID I PUT MY INHALER?

…and am very interested in joining a progressive accapella group…
“A cappella” was spelled correctly in both the subject and the body of the Craigslist posting to which you responded. If I were responding to an ad for a mandolin player, I’d sure as sh*t know how to spell “mandolin.”  

…(such as the type you’ve implied).
The only implication here is that you don’t understand what “implied” means.

Let’s hook up & see what happens, KooL?
No. NONONONO. There will be no hooking. There will be no up.


My actual reply to this guy was to tell him that we have since taken our old VP guy back (thank goodness). If The Manchild were the only option, I’m afraid for now we’d have to repost the ad and table our arrangement of that Information Society song.