Have we mentioned that sometimes there are people that can’t sing? I think we have (no, this is not the Royal We, this is Beth and I) but, hey, here’s a refresher.

Joe (from Beer Goggles One) is on the stage and I can’t remember what song he was singing but it started out “There’s two things I know for certain.” The first thought in my mind is

  1. You can’t sing.
  2. Have I mentioned that you can’t sing?

Here’s an example, he sings “Angels Among Us” by Alabama. Not a bad song, right? You would think anyone could handle it. The first part of it is spoken, not that difficult. Yeah. You haven’t met Joe. I am frightened by the fact that you can’t understand him speaking because he puts the microphone right up to his mouth and then he mutters and mumbles. So what we hear is “Mmmm, I know mmmm angels mmm us.”

Sunday, there weren’t a lot of people so the rotation was very small. Joe got to sing a lot. You know, if he had a personality or was cute like THE BOY I wouldn’t mind so much. But he’s not.

Beth and I were watching the television over the karaoke machine (usually the lyrics are there so it is second nature to look at it). The West Wing is playing, no sound. Rob Lowe comes on screen. Beth and I look at each other and, in unison, say “That sure is a pretty man.” It’s nice having a friend who is on the same wavelength as you.

Beth and I ordered pizza again. The Chalet has good pizza and it’s reasonably priced. Beth told me to eat the last two pieces so I did. I also made up a song.

Sung to the Last Train From Clarksville by the Monkees

It’s the last piece of pizza
And I’m going to eat it.
You made it in the oven
And I don’t know the rest.

I was standing up on the stage, waiting to sing and Beth told Bryan about my song. So I began to sing it, without thinking about the fact that I am singing into the microphone and Bryan is in control of turning up the volume and isn’t afraid to let me make a fool out of myself. The Chalet got a lovely rendition of the song.

Ah, karaoke. It’s always fun. You should come and see us.

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