Get Your Folly Feast Tickets Now!

The Folly Feast is an amazingly great time. For as little as $100 you will get a full three days of some of the craziest fun you have ever experienced without getting dusty. You would probably spend more if you stayed in the city that weekend and this event includes it all, even food and some booze. You can even BYOB. You can get on the Applause Bus on Friday night, Chicken John will drive. You will arrive at the Silver Queen and there will be rooms ready for you. There may not be a bed for everyone, so you may need to share, but there will be plenty of room.

We will have the entire hotel Sunday night as well, so feel free to bring a festive nightgown, fantastic robes or extravagant lingerie for a slumber party! If you are driving you are welcome to come on Friday and leave Monday. There are 300 guests and 28 rooms, so bring your own sleeping bag if you plan to stay the night. For those who would like to reserve a private room, we have some great reserved rooms in nearby hotels with a checkout time of 5pm Sunday. These private rooms cost extra, so contact us for details and make a full getaway weekend of it!

The town of Virginia City is a spectacularly beautiful historic little town. The views are breathtaking, the architecture is 1870s fabulous, the little shops and bars are amazing; there is even a planked sidewalk. There are hobby gunslingers, a man that has been walking his mule for years, long bearded cowboys… and none of in is fake. These people are for real! They are living it and you get to be a part of it for a weekend.

Then There is the Folly Feast! It is an all night costume ball that starts out as a feast! Yes…dinner is included in that $100! And the food is crazy good. Turkey legs, tri-tip, roasted vegetables, macaroni and cheese, salad, 3 kinds of bread pudding and I forgot what else…It is all made fresh and it is fabulous. If there are special food needs we can make it happen. Let us know.

During the Feast there is entertainment. Tons of it! There are burlesque acts, there is the Wink & Yoni show, Rube Waddell will play, The Mark Growden Quartet will play, Freddi Price is bringing his guitar; your mind will be blown by how amazing the entertainment is.

After the Feast begins the Folly starts. The Folly is all the little things that go on during the party. There are short-term weddings where you can get married to all of your friends or someone you have never met before. Its OK, it will automatically annul in just a few hours. You’re good! Five years from now you will be able to say “we were married once” and it will be fun then too! I promise!

It goes even further. There is a TON of Folly to be had at the Folly Feast. Each one of the 28 hotel rooms is its own little party. One of the rooms will feature these two amazing women who call themselves SPARKBOX. They are amazing. They have both played the Great American Music Hall with their perspective bands and you will be able to see them in a tiny hotel room. It will be beautiful.

Then there is Carletta Sue Kay. There is not nearly enough room here to describe Carletta Sue Kay. Let’s just say you will laugh, you will cry and you will be covered in goosebumps. Carletta Sue Kay also sells out the Great American Music Hall (GAMH).

Then Mark Growden will be walking through the halls and in various rooms playing his accordion. Mark Growden has sold out the GAMH many times. He is amazing! He sells out on nation wide tours.

And Rube Waddell will be playing! They are incredible! You will dance your asses off! They are one of my all time favorite bands to see play live and they don’t play that often any more. They are fantastic! You will want to get their albums!

The Saloon will also be open all night. There will be hot women and men down there. You will be able to dance and flirt. You may even wind up marrying one or two or five of them if you are smooth enough or maybe if they are drunk enough. But again, no harm. It will be annulled before they can even remember and your piece of paper won’t mean anything accept that it will put a smile on your face for years to come and you will have made a new friend. It’s great. I am still friends with the five women I married at Chicken’s Lost Vegas in 1998! It is a fun thing to do and Dr. Hal is amazing. He will blow your mind.

And there are 28 hotel rooms…I just described 3 or 4 of them…and there are 28! Then there is the Saloon, the Wedding Chapel and a Parlor. I could go on for pages!

Then, if you are on the bus you will be back in San Francisco Sunday night. No one at work will even have to know you were gone…you may have to explain the grin on your face, but I’m sure you can handle that. And all you spent was $100. Please…what else do I need to do? Come to my party already! All the info is on the website: http://FollyFeast.com (it currently forwards to DukeDutchy.com, but I’m not going to fix that until after the party.) You can also invite people via the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/438145036286173/

See you in seven days!

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Help bring the DDP to San Francisco

Tom and Gary, perpetrators of the Decentralized Dance Party

These guys ROCK! and I have decided to back them! Let’s bring the Decentralized Dance Party to San Francisco!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theddp/decentralized-dance-party-san-francisco-edition

This is a project that is dear to my heart, since I run a party called Car-E-Oke that also works via an FM transmitter. Here was my feeble attempt to promote my Car-E-Oke parties back in 2005 http://beyondkaraoke.us/car/.

Also check out the DDP Manifesto…Its cool!

Karaoke on the Streets of Richmond–Halloween 2011

Richmond, CA karaoke Halloween block party

Every year for the past 10 years Don and Tracy have put on a giant Halloween block party for kids. It is always an amazing event with many spectacular entertainers and fun for kids. Molitov sets up his sideshow trailer and demonstrates sword swallowing, whips acts, lasso acts and knife throwing. Crimebo the Clown makes balloon figures

KJ Paul Karaoke hosted a karaoke stage at the in Richmond, California on Halloween evening from 5 to 10pm. There were about 300 kids, but it took a while for them to get up the nerve to sing. Once they did get up the nerve, Baby by Justin Bieber was the clear winner. It was requested at least 10 times and I played it 5 times! There was usually a group of kids up there singing it. I love how kids just join each other happily and just sing along of dance.

The kids were great and I have recordings, but I did not ask anyone if I could put them on the website, so I limited it to my friends. If you are one of the parents and want me to post the recordings, just let me know. you can email me at kj(AT)kjpaul.com.

There were many highlights and two of my favorites where when the clowns sang. When a Clown Loves A Woman by Crimebo the Clown. All Night Long by Mungo The Clown.

Here is the list of songs sung!

All photos taken by Rick Washburn and Don and Tracy Feldstein’s Halloween Block party 2011.

Karaoke on the Streets of Richmond–Halloween 2011

Richmond, CA karaoke Halloween block party

Every year for the past 10 years Don and Tracy have put on a giant Halloween block party for kids. It is always an amazing event with many spectacular entertainers and fun for kids. Molitov sets up his sideshow trailer and demonstrates sword swallowing, whips acts, lasso acts and knife throwing. Crimebo the Clown makes balloon figures

KJ Paul Karaoke hosted a karaoke stage at the in Richmond, California on Halloween evening from 5 to 10pm. There were about 300 kids, but it took a while for them to get up the nerve to sing. Once they did get up the nerve, Baby by Justin Bieber was the clear winner. It was requested at least 10 times and I played it 5 times! There was usually a group of kids up there singing it. I love how kids just join each other happily and just sing along of dance.

The kids were great and I have recordings, but I did not ask anyone if I could put them on the website, so I limited it to my friends. If you are one of the parents and want me to post the recordings, just let me know. you can email me at kj(AT)kjpaul.com.

There were many highlights and two of my favorites where when the clowns sang. When a Clown Loves A Woman by Crimebo the Clown. All Night Long by Mungo The Clown.

Here is the list of songs sung!

All photos taken by Rick Washburn and Don and Tracy Feldstein’s Halloween Block party 2011.

And the winner is…

We had extraordinary, legendary, epic performances on the RVIP Lounge for the East/West/Investors/Press Karaoke Showdown.  Techcrunch summarized the event here. East coast startups were represented by Foursquare. West coast startups by Get Satisfaction, investors by Andreessen Horowitz, and, lastly, the press by Wired.

Performances “and the general ability to ‘bring it’” earned points, and OMFG did people bring it.  Dennis Crowley got the crowd moshing to Kelly Clarkson’s “Since You’ve Been Gone”, Thor Muller crowdsurfed and got audience members to remove their pants, and Yujin Chung made the people sing.  BUT…

The RVIP 2011 SXSW Contest winner is…. THE PRESS, represented by Jon Snyder (Wired) and Seth Porges (Popular Mechanics).

Listen to the winning performance below:
WINNING SONG

Porn-E-Oke by the Bay playlist and pics

It was cold, but I brought blankets and a few extra jackets and it was a lot of fun. We ran the karaoke until the first battery died, which lasted nearly 4.5 hours! (I had a 2nd one with me…:) We were out there until 3am singing Porn-E-Oke style. I couldn’t record any songs because I was not using my soundboard, but here are some photos and the playlist.


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Songs sung by the Bay

    Singer In The Style Of Song Title

  1. KJPaul John, Elton Candle In The Wind
  2. Test Garbage #1 Crush
  3. George Muldaur, Maria Midnight At The Oasis
  4. Becca Blondie Tide Is High, The
  5. Scott Honeydrippers, The Sea Of Love
  6. KJPaul Styx Come Sail Away
  7. George John, Elton Island Girl
  8. Camille Beatles, The Octopus´s Garden
  9. ash Soundgarden Blow Up The Outside World
  10. Becca Beach Boys, The Kokomo
  11. Scott Ferguson, Jay Thunder Island
  12. Camille Morcheba Rome Wasn´t Built In A Day
  13. Camile Morcheba Rome Wasn´t Built In A Day
  14. Becca Nightingale, Maxine Right Back Where We Started From
  15. Scott Sublime Wrong Way
  16. KJPaul Seger, Bob Against The Wind
  17. ash Labelle, Patti Lady Marmalade
  18. Becca Notorious B.i.g. Big Poppa
  19. John Dj Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince Summertime
  20. George Vanilla Ice Ice Ice Baby
  21. KJPaul John, Elton Candle In The Wind
  22. Scott Sublime Santeria
  23. ash Commodores, The Easy
  24. becca Scissor Sisters Filthy Gorgeous
  25. camille Electric 6 Gay Bar
  26. george Grass Roots, The Midnight Confession
  27. KJPaul Withers, Bill Ain´t No Sunshine
  28. Scott Pearl Jam Even Flow
  29. ash Wonder, Stevie Signed Sealed Delivered I´m Your
  30. ash Velvet Underground, The Rock And Roll (Loaded Album Version)
  31. ash Wonder, Stevie Signed, Sealed, Delivered I´m Yours
  32. rebecca Howard, Adina Freak Like Me
  33. George Turner, Tina Private Dancer
  34. KJPaul Gray, Dobie Drift Away
  35. camilla Steve Miller Band, The Joker, The
  36. KJPaul Gray, Dobie Drift Away
  37. ash Velvet Underground, The Rock And Roll (Loaded Album Version)
  38. george Madonna Into The Groove
  39. camille Paradis, Vanessa Joe Le Taxi
  40. KJPaul Foreigner Cold As Ice
  41. Rebecca Tears For Fears Head Over Heels
  42. george Jackson, Joe Steppin´ Out
  43. ash Belly Feed The Tree
  44. rob Blood, Sweat & Tears You´ve Made Me So Very Happy
  45. camille Piaf, Edith La Vie En Rose
  46. rebecca Day, Doris Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
  47. George Madonna Sooner Or Later
  48. cam BRITNEY SPEARS TOXIC
  49. KJPaul Doors, The Crystal Ship
  50. ash Alice In Chains Junkhead
  51. Rebecca Morrissey Everyday Is Like Sunday
  52. KJPaul Journey Faithfully
  53. cam Cabrel, Francis Je l´aime a mourir
  54. becca Keys, Alicia How Come You Don´t Call Me
  55. Scott Cream Sunshine Of Your Love
  56. ash Radiohead Fake Plastic Trees
  57. Ash Radiohead Fake Plastic Trees
  58. Scott Radiohead Bends, The
  59. george & becca Cocker, Joe With A Little Help From My Friends
  60. KJPaul John, Olivia Newton Have You Ever Been Mellow
  61. George Aerosmith Dream On
  62. ash Bowie, David Moonage Daydream
  63. John Eminem Sing For The Moment

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Porn-E-Oke by the Bay tonight, Sat. 7/24/10!

Special edition of Porn-E-Oke by the Bay tonight. This is a last minute even, but will be very fun. BYOB!

You can meet me at Caffeinated Comics at 8pm or go to Heron’s Head Park anytime. I will be there by 9:30.

The location will be either at Heron’s Head Park or the beach behind the Haunted barn. Herron point is that long thin park across the bay from where the Haunted Barn is. The entrance is by the old SF Pound.:

From Mission St & Cesar Chavez St
1. Head east on Cesar Chavez St 1.7 mi
2. Turn right at 3rd St 0.3 mi
3. Turn left at Cargo Way 0.7 mi
4. Park near the old SF Pound and enter park. Walk all the way to the end of the peninsula 0.2 mi
NOTE: ignore that loop on the maps….Google Maps apparently doesn’t know about the park gate, where the two white dots are.


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Or Aerious Walker Beach:

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Assume it is at Heron’s Head Park, and I will send out a Tweet if the there is already a party there to let people know we moved to the second locations.

NOTE: the Caffeinated Comics event happening earlier is a private birthday party and there will already be too many people. If you want to head up with me, get there between 8 and 8:15pm.

Karaoke Cart in GG Park for Burning Man Newbie BBQ & Playlist 6.5.10

KJ Paul took the Karaoke Kart out to Golden Gate Park for the 2010 Burning Man Newbie BBQ. The BBQ officially went from 11am until 6pm with the karaoke starting at 4pm. The karaoke was a huge hit. People sang and danced. At one point there was a giant conga line (Thanks Sean Luna!). D.A. from the Burning Man Playa Restoration crew was a karaoke rock star once again and got the crowd going pretty much every time he got on the mic. People were dancing and singing along and the karaoke kept going until the Karaoke Karts battery died at 8:30!

There was one very troubling incident. I had forgotten my karaoke books and I allowed a few people to search my song database to find a song for themselves. Then one guy who I didn’t know jumped on the keyboard while I was singing. When I was done and walked over I noticed that the application order was changed and that my web browser was closed. I ask him WTF and he said he closed some applications to “save energy”. I was upset but did not realize the full extent of it until I got home. The ass had tampered with several applications and attempted to hack my server and then cleared the browser history so I would not be able to see what he did. I felt molested. If you recognize this person please let me know who this hacker guy is.

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Burning Man people singing karaoke in Golden Gate Park

Burning Man people singing karaoke in Golden Gate Park Burning Man people singing karaoke in Golden Gate Park

Burning Man people singing karaoke in Golden Gate Park
Burning Man Newbie BBQ
Hacker Dude, $100- reward for his contact information
$100 reward!

Karaoke Songs Sung:

            Singer Artist Title

  1. Da Styx Come Sail Away
  2. Scott Grass Roots, The Midnight Confessions
  3. Dan Lewis, Huey & News, The Heart And Soul
  4. Sean Chicago Saturday In The Park
  5. Libby Four Seasons, The Working My Way Back To You
  6. Holipinia Divinyls, The I Touch Myself
  7. Danae Queen Killer Queen
  8. KJPaul Gray, Dobie Drift Away
  9. Scott Gin Blossoms Hey Jealousy
  10. DA Bare, Bobby 500 Miles Away From Home
  11. Da PETER PAUL & MARY 500 MILES
  12. Da Proclaimers, The I´m Gonna Be Five Hundred Miles
  13. Danea Beetlejuice Jump In Line (Shake Shake)
  14. Libby The Ting Tings That´s Not My Name
  15. Roach Timberlake, Justin Sexyback
  16. Lance Diamond, Neil Sweet Caroline
  17. Sarah Eagles, The Hotel California (Short)
  18. Charlie Gaye, Marvin Got To Give It Up
  19. Tress Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  20. Becca Party In The USA G22943
  21. Da Cocker, Joe With A Little Help From My Friends
  22. Scott Simon, Paul Late In The Evening
  23. Charlie Jackson, Micheal Rock With You
  24. KJPaul Yazoo Only You
  25. Dan Puddle Of Mudd She Hates Me
  26. KJPaul Seger, Bob Turn The Page
  27. Charlie Kings Of Leon Sex On Fire
  28. Scott Kings Of Leon Use Somebody
  29. Tony Barry White Can´t Get Enough Of Your Love
  30. Chris Denver, John Country Roads
  31. Da Lynyrd Skynyrd Free Bird
  32. Tracy Cole, Nat ´´king´´ LOVE
  33. Scott Rod Stewart Maggie May
  34. Kitty Blur Park Life
  35. Thump Doors, The Love Her Madly
  36. Charlie Rolling Stones Miss You
  37. KJPaul Cliff, Jimmy I Can See Clearly Now
  38. Da 5Th Dimension, The Aquarius (Let The Sun Shine In)
  39. Angie Three Dog Night Joy To The World
  40. Stefan Audioslave I Am The Highway
  41. Da Tramps, The Disco Inferno
  42. Da Journey Don´t Stop Believin´
  43. guy Guns ´n´ Roses Welcome To The Jungle
  44. KJPaul Golden Earring Radar Love
  45. Angie Jackson, Michael Beat It
  46. KJPaul Nelson, Willie Always On My Mind
  47. Da Promise, The When In Rome
  48. Da Cyndi Lauper Time After Time
  49. KJPaul Idol, Billy Eyes Without A Face
  50. Da Muppet Movie, The Rainbow Connection, The
  51. KJPaul Williams, Hank Hey Good Lookin
  52. Da Roth, David Lee Just A Gigolo
  53. KJPaul Buffett, Jimmy Another Saturday Night
  54. Da Tyler, Bonnie Total Eclipse Of The Heart
  55. KJPaul Culture Club Victims
  56. KJPaul Seger, Bob Against The Wind

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Karaoke Kart hits Carnival playlist 5-30-2010

KJPaul created the Karaoke Kart out of components from Car-E-Oke and a baby jogger. KJPaul, Scott Annechino, Breezy and Max took the Karaoke Kart out for the 2010 SF Carnival parade. After the parade we parked on Harrison Street which was closed to cars for the weekend. Here is what people sang.

karaoke kart with KJPaul and crowd following
Karaoke Kart on 24th St in the 2010 SF Carnival parade

Karaoke Songs Sung:

            Singer Artist Title

  1. Scott Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  2. KJPaul Presley, Elvis Don´t Be Cruel
  3. Scott Gin Blossoms Hey Jealousy
  4. carnival Lauper, Cindy Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
  5. Carnival Lauper, Cyndi Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
  6. KJPaul Williams, Hank Hey Good Lookin´
  7. Scott Simon, Paul Late In The Evening
  8. Elvis Richie, Lionel Dancing On The Ceiling
  9. Scott Red Hot Chili Peppers Otherside
  10. KJPaul Withers, Bill Ain´t No Sunshine
  11. KJPaul Beatles, The With A Little Help From My Friends
  12. KJPaul Yazoo Only You
  13. KJPaul Bowie, David Soul Love
  14. Samanta Charles, Ray Hit The Road Jack
  15. Scott Meatloaf You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth
  16. Scott Cohn, Marc Walking In Memphis
  17. KJPaul Cliff, Jimmy I Can See Clearly Now
  18. Breezy Prince Kiss
  19. Scott Grass Roots, The Temptation Eyes
  20. KJPaul John, Elton Candle In The Wind
  21. Breezy Notorious B.i.g. Big Poppa
  22. KJPaul Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  23. gals Jackson, Michael Beat It
  24. Danny Snoop Dogg & Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson Beautiful
  25. Scott Kings Of Leon Use Somebody
  26. guys Beyonce Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
  27. guys Dr. Dre Nuthin´ But A ´g´ Thang

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karaoke kart with 3 girls singing
Singing on Harrison Street

Black man singing with karaoke kart

Scott singing in front of crowd of people on Harrison St.
Scott hamming it up for crowd on Harrison Street

lady singing karaoke on the street

Breezy singing in front of crowd with red feather wig on
Breezy hamming it up at 2010 Carnival
KJPaul with mask on singing on Harrison Street
KJPaul Hamming it up on Harrison Street

Scott singing on Harrison Street

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