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.