Wanna karaoke in Chicago?

Ok, so I’m speaking at a high school activism fair in Chicago tomorrow.  The activism fair is closed to the public, but I arrive in Chicago tonight and, word on the street is that there will be shenanigans.

From Andrew trip of the Depaul Alliance for Freethought:

So, plan is to start things off at Cheesie’s Pub and Grub, 958 W Belmont, around 7-7:30. It’s beer and grilled cheese, what more could one want? Then, the karaoke night I found is at Friar Tuck’s, 3010 N Broadway. Both are close to public transportation.

This sounds like a spectacular time.  Come karaoke with me if you’re in the area!

What songs shall I sing?  Should I do a night of nothing but Styx?  I just don’t know!  If only there were commenters who could suggest songs…

I’m speaking at Kent State on Saturday.  Looks like they will have their work cut out for them on arranging atheist fun times.  If it gets much better than this, we may just leave Kent State as a pile of rubble.

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://reasonableconversation.wordpress.com Kaoru Negisa

    I think the answer is obvious:

    Step 1: Think of every song considered to be irritating, overdone, or inexplicably popular (“My Heart Will Go On”, “Tub Thumping”, anything by Nickleback, “Mambo No. 5″, etc.).

    Step 2: Figure out how to make them awesome

    Step 3: Make them awesome.

    Just a suggestion. Also, Step 4: Post a video.

  • http://polyskeptic.com Wes

    Yes. Absolutely do a night of all Styx. I recommend opening with “Too Much Time on my Hands,” a midnight rendition of “The Grand Illusion,” and busting out “Mr. Roboto” for the closer. Best. Night. Ever.

  • rikitiki

    (sing mine?)

    Enjoy Your Spam
    (sung to the tune of: Stand By Your Man)

    Sometimes it’s hard to make a sandwich,
    When the bologna has gone bad:
    Old and rubbery, it looks so cruddly,
    And don’t you know, that’s just so sad.
    But if you look back in the pantry,
    There’s a lunch-meat comes in it’s own can.
    And if you find it, you’ll recognize it,
    Just like a million devoted fans.

    Enjoy your Spam,
    It slices really easy,
    And it don’t taste that greasy,
    (That’s just an urban legend).
    Enjoy your Spam,
    And tell the world you love it
    It’s got more pig in it than ham
    Enjoy your Spam.

    And all these strangers send me e-mails,
    They say my paycheck is much too small.
    Or that I’m too fat,
    How could they know that?
    Do they have cameras in my walls?
    But if I hit “reply to sender”,
    I’ve lost the battle and the war.
    They’ve got my address,
    It’s such a big mess,
    And I end up with ten-times more.

    Enjoy your spam,
    ‘cause it just keeps on growing,
    My trashcan’s overflowing,
    (Don’t open that attachment).
    Enjoy your spam,
    They offer easy credit,
    And money scams from distant lands,
    Enjoy your spam.