Even if you don’t love me anymore


I thought I was going to get to go hang out with geek comedian Heather Gold, who was in town for several days. We keep trying to meet up to go out and sing karaoke. I made it over to the Deco Lounge around 8 p.m. so I could get right on at 9 p.m. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the Deco plays host to Eileen Murphy, who can sing anything and whose Annie’s Social Club stints made many TechKaraoke SF monthly singalongs all the more memorable.

"The Boys of Summer" karaoke

Things I remember:

  • Leading off the night with Radiohead‘s “Nude” (I don’t sing or often hear slow songs that aren’t already standards; I can get through it pretty passably as long as I remember to pace my breathing the longer the song lasts) and Toto‘s “Africa” (I tried it on during the sendoff for an Oakland Soft Rock Choir member last weekend; the conversational-register verses turned out to contrast well with belt-along choruses).
  • Getting annoyed at the guy who guessed I’d be singing Michael Jackson songs in honor of what would have been his 53rd birthday.
  • The usual lovely and sublime experience of seeing people sing songs I didn’t necessarily expect to hear.
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