November 12, 2004


I am a firm believer that in order to grow as a person, you need to make a complete ass of yourself in public on a fairly regular basis.

One of the best ways to accomplish this is simple: Karaoke.

In order to help you, I will share Jen's Three Stages of Karaoke...more geared towards the ladies, because I am one.

Stage One: 0-2 adult beverages
At this stage, you'll feel pretty safe performing fun, campy songs. For example, anything from Grease, maybe some Rocky Horror tunes, and if you want to seem like you're serious, Bette Midler's "The Rose" or India Arie's "Video".

Stage Two: 3-5 adult beverages
At this stage, you can extend your vocal range...try Cher's greatest hits or work it to a pop song. Let your inner Britney out. This is also a good point to try those oldies you don't really know all the words to.

Stage Three: 6 or more adult beverages
This is when you become convinced you are Whitney Houston in the pre-Bobby era. It is only at the farthest reaches of this stage that you believe you can do Aretha Franklin any semblance of justice, so belt out "Think" and "Respect" like you mean it, girlfriend.

So there you have it. Jen's Three Stages of be used this very evening. Ciao!

Posted by Jennifer at November 12, 2004 07:22 PM

There IS a stage four - the one in which you think you're so good, you refuse to give up the mic.

I don't know this from experience, of course.


Have fun! I'm jealous!

Posted by: Margi at November 12, 2004 09:13 PM

I'm pretty sure the art of karaoke has 7 or 8 stages beyond that - the last of which is trancending your coporeal body and achieving total enlightenment. Have fun karaoke-ing tonight!

Posted by: TJ at November 13, 2004 01:22 AM