Friday, June 25, 2010

NO BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

This is a challenge card for any song but Bohemian Rhapsody. Too many lovely nights of singing have been ruined by drunken graceless performances of this song as gangs of up to fifteen people gather around a microphone trying to keep up with the frenetic parts and wide range of vocal layers. I mean...if you really must, go ahead but it's a hard song. Almost as hard as Gettin' Jiggy with It. Mistakes are made and fun is had but maybe you could challenge someone to a different Queen song...Fat Bottom Girls is nice. I find myself humming Bicycle on occasion. I mean nobody's ever gonna' touch the Muppet version of Bohemian Rhapsody--indeed the final nail has been deftly hammered into the coffin of this bloated overplayed classic.

If you're one of the three folks who haven't seen this muppet thing, here it is:

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

To the confusion of our enemies...

This is a sneaky challenge. The way it works is you tell your scary-oke opponent that he/she is performing one version of a song (ballad, dance mix, etc.) and then request a different version. Many songs have many different mixes and remixes available as karaoke tracks. Ask your KJ fer help. Sometimes, though, with song lists in the tens of thousands these brave warriors at the front of karaoke combat aren't even aware what type of ammo they got so be ready. Changing the tempo and key is also a nice surprise for your opponent. Try it out and see if they can get through the challenged song... much less rock out your deftly selected maneuver to go on top of it.