I went out tonight with friends…I think I may have told you about the planned karaoke night the girlies had organized to cheer me up:
Imagine their reaction when I told them everything is fine between Goldfinch and I!
The Jolly Flatboatmen, George Caleb Bingham, 1846. National Gallery of Art.
With the elation and relief on realizing Goldfinch was abroad and had not seen any of my messages…was I going to cancel the karaoke night? Not on your nelly!!!
Now…I have to admit I was struggling to think of a story when I saw this picture prompt from The Haunted Wordsmith, but after making a show of myself just like the chappy in this picture, I thought I would share with you the secret of success of being a singer on stage, the key to being a karaoke king or queen:
HAVE NO SHAME!
DO NOT BE EASILY EMBARRASSED
I used to work for a record company…and I know, it is not necessarily the idyllically harmonious and melodic tones that are going to win the karaoke contest…it is the performer – the person who puts their heart and soul into their performance. They jump up on the table and belt it out, completely unapologetic for their off-key notes! These are the real entertainers, the raw, imperfect but full of charisma performers that an audience absolutely adores!
As Cameron Diaz demonstrated only too well, when love for her beau moves her to abandon all fear and give it her all in what turns out to be a terrible yet triumphant turn on the karaoke microphone!
Just like Cameron Diaz…I do believe I heard the crowds tonight shouting “MORE, MORE, MORE!!!”
I only came home early, because I have so much to do tomorrow! But believe me…I gave London something to remember tonight!