I am three credits shy of a degree in vocal performance, which I hope to wrap up this Summer.  Sadly, there’s very little utility one can dredge out of a degree in voice as a full-time atheist activist.  So to reassure myself that I didn’t waste seven years of my life I sometimes sneak out into the night to do karaoke!  I’ve developed a bit of a tradition as of late with my karaoke adventures: the best recommendation that comes in from my blog, facebook, and twitter will get sung, recorded, and posted.

Tonight Mike Brownstein, the leader of the Purdue Society of Non-Theists, will be coming into town and we’re going to go rock some karaoke!  What a wonderful time to extend this tradition over to my new blog.  So leave your suggestions in the comments.  If you’re a music nerd, I’m a baritone with a performing range of F2 to Bb5 and can float falsetto high enough to do any (male) song that doesn’t require belting into the stratosphere.  If I’m having a good night, I might try a song with a C5 or C#5 in head/chest mix, but those nights are few and far between.

Let me know what you’d like to hear!  I generally know songs from musicals (Rocky Horror ftw?) and from the 70s/80s.  You can recommend stuff from other eras, but no guarantees that it will be in my repertoire.  More recent artists I like are Counting Crows, Josh Groban, *Nsync (laaaaaaaaaaugh it up), and the Foo Fighters.

MORNING HAPPINESS: Poor Unfortunate Souls.
MORNING HAPPINESS: Don't Wait For Heroes.
MORNING HAPPINESS: Going to see Bo Burnham!
MUSIC & GODLESSNESS: Jaclyn Glenn covers "Take Me To Church."
About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • http://www.epiphanyhealth.wordpress.com Gayle Jordan

    Don’t Stop Me Now — Queen

    cuz that’s why we call you Mr. Fahrenheit…xo

  • JT Eberhard


    Man…that song goes up really freaking high. It’d be pushing it. :P


  • Jimmy Holloway

    There’s always ‘Round Here by Counting Crows! Or Black by Pearl Jam. Two of my faves to sing when I do the karaoke.

  • JT Eberhard

    Love ‘Round Here’! That one is certainly a possibility!


  • Kelly

    Friend of the Devil: Grateful Dead, but covered by CC.

  • http://gretachristina.typepad.com/ Greta Christina

    Can’t they change the key on karaoke machines so you can sing to any song?

    If they can: From Jesus Christ Superstar, “I Don’t Know How To Love Him.” I triple-dog dare you.

  • http://measureofdoubt.com Jesse Galef

    Gayle – someone else did Don’t Stop Me Now! … they did a mediocre job of it. We’ll pick out a good Queen song for next time.

  • Janee

    I think you should totally sing I Want Candy! Aaron Carter ftw (this is late since I was all weekend, but count this as my vote for next time haha! <3)

  • JT Eberhard


    I totally thought you meant this initially.


    I would totally do the MC Pee Pants version. :)