Friday, February 10, 2006

Another night of Karaoke

Me and my karaoke crew descended upon Flashback's last night for more amateur hijinks. Karaoke is like American Idol, but with a lot more alcohol. Okay, alcohol that can be seen. This time, the hopeful singers included me, Forrest Pruett (Delusions, Forty Almost Made), Joseph Smith (Delusions, Escort Service), Lina Fritsche (Delusions, Slow Down You're Dating Too Fast), and Eric Pike. Candace and Marlin Richardson (Almost Made, Forty Shades of Blue) were our audience. My first number was John Mayer's "Your Body Is a Wonderland". Of course, the country/western crowd was not receptive, but I followed my heart. My next number was my oft-requested duet with Joseph, "Nuttin' But a G Thang". Of course, we rocked! Joe performed Garth Brook's "If Tomorrow Never Comes", and Lina did Evanescence's "Bring Me To Life" and Sarah MacLachlan's "Adia". The karaoke man himself, Ricky Mac, did a great rendition of Prince's "Purple Rain". During the $5.oo jukebox round, Forrest tried Hoobastank's "Crawling In the Dark". He wasn't pleased, and I know the feeling. Lina paid for me so I could perform Keith Sweat's "I Want Her". Let's just say my recollection of the verses on that song left a lot to be desired. But, it was fun. I think that as actors we take karaoke way too seriously. I had a good time, we closed the bar down. Surprisingly, I wasn't as tired today as I thought I would be.

Now, I just wish that the university I work for would cancel school. It's snowing like crazy outside, and the roads are looking ugly. We all know that Memphis people can't drive when it's sunny outside. Watch your back, people. As we all know, inclement weather tends to bring out the village idiots. I wonder about the auditions for Curbside Confessions tomorrow and my play rehearsal. And, I wonder about my buddy Rod Pitts' plans to start shooting Spin Cycle. Ya'll know how Memphis shuts down over a little snow. This much snow could really shut us down if it sticks. Be easy, readers. And be careful out there.


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