Ziggy Stardust, live at Deco

Nick and KJ Paul sung the entire Ziggy Stardust album in the style of David Bowie at the Deco Lounge on Thursday (3/31), Costume Karaoke night. a

Nick singing Five Years

KJ Paul singing Soul Love

Nick singing Moonage Daydreamer

KJ Paul singing starman

Nick singing It Ain’t Easy

KJ Paul singing Lady Stardust

KJ Paul singing Star

Nick singing Hang On To Yourself

KJ Paul singing Ziggy Stardust

Nick singing Suffragette City

KJ Paul singing Rock ´n´ Roll Suicide

Nick singing John, I´m Only Dancing

Hunky Dory at Deco

Nick started it by singing Quicksand; KJ Paul kept it going… and by the end of the night Nick and KJ Paul sang the entire Honky Dory Album in the style of David Bowie.

Changes (Nick)

Oh! You Pretty Things (KJ Paul)

Eight Line Poem (KJ Paul)

Life On Mars? (KJ Paul)

Kooks (KJ Paul)

Quicksand (Nick)

Fill Your Heart (Nick)

Andy Warhol (Nick)

Song For Bob Dylan (KJ Paul)

Queen Bitch (Nick)

The Bewlay Brothers (KJ Paul)

Karaoke Word Challenge game rules

“Karaoke Word Challenge” (KWC) game

7-9pm every Tuesday at the Deco Lounge, before the regular karaoke begins!

Loosely based on the board game called “Encore”, the KWC tests your knowledge of songs and challenges karaoke singers to sing songs they would not normally sing. It is a play on the karaoke rock block using a word as the factor that qualifies a song as a valid song for the round instead of an artist.

The winners get a “KJPaul Jump the Line” card that is valid at any KJ Paul’s regular karaoke nights. Here are the rules.

KJPaul runs a weekly KWC game every Tuesday 7-9pm at the Deco Lounge, 510 Larkin St. At 9pm the regular karaoke night begins.

Starting the game

The KWC is a game where the first player picks a number between 1 and 6 and then draws a card from the KWC deck. The word or phrase corresponding to the number is the word in play for the round.

Entering the game

Anyone who wants to be a part of the game puts their name on the list to hold their place in the lineup. The first player has one minute to think of a song to sing and all subsequent singers must turn in a slip with their choice by the time the singer before them finishes their song or they will have to wait until their turn in the next round until the game is over and a new one begins. Anyone coming into the game late will be placed at the end of the queue for the round. If the word is still in play after going through the queue once, the round is over and a new round begins from the beginning of the queue. This continues until the time runs out (i.e. it is 9pm) or until someone wins or losses the round.

Valid songs

Songs containing the word in play in the title or anywhere it the song is valid. An artist name containing the word in play can only be used once in the game.

How to win

If you are the last person to come up with a valid song you are the winner. The winner gets a KJ Paul “Jump the Line Card”, which is valid at any of KJ Paul’s karaoke nights.

There will also be consolation prizes given to people who the audience and the KJ judge as having made a particularly challenging choice, such as the word being hidden in the song and only occurring once or for singing a song they have never even heard before and giving it a good shot. There are only a limited number of consolation prizes so how they are given out will depend on how the night is going.

How to loose

If anyone sings an invalid song, the game is over and a new game beings with the last person who sang a valid song. They get to start the round and sing the first song. The person who lost is placed at the end of the queue for the next game.

History of the Karaoke Word Challenge game

The karaoke word challenge is a game based of a board game that KJ Paul found on the sidewalk while going for coffee one morning. The game is called “Encore” with the tag line “how many songs can you remember”. I obviously can’t call the game Encore Karaoke, so I am calling it the Karaoke Word Challenge.

7/29/10 Deco Costume Karaoke & Word Challenge

The karaoke started at 8pm tonight so I could do a test run of the new Karaoke Word Challenge game. The word was “Without”, so all the songs for the first hour of the night contain that word…until I blew it by singing Crazy….which does not contain the word “without”, so I officially lost the 1st Karaoke Word Challenge match at Deco!

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Karaoke Songs and Recordings

***click highlighted songs to hear the karaoke track!***

    Singer In The Style Of Song Title

  1. KJPaul Simple Minds Don´t You Forget About Me
  2. Rebecca U2 With Or Without You
  3. David P Holiday, Jennifer And I Am Telling You I´m Not Going
  4. KJPaul Goodrem, Delta Lost Without You
  5. Scott Billy Idol Eyes Without A Face
  6. JaJah Knight, Gladys & Pips, The Midnight Train To Georgia
  7. Becca Brown, James It´s A Man´s Man´s World
  8. David P Holiday, Billie All Of Me
  9. KJPaul Lost Without You Love Bread
  10. Scott Manilow, Barry Can´t Smile Without You
  11. Jesse Dixie Chicks, The Without You
  12. Kelsey Annie (Movie Version) You´re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smi
  13. rebecca Cline, Patsy Crazy
  14. Jesse Blige, Mary J. Be Without You
  15. David P Evita I´d Be Surprisingly Good For You
  16. Kelsey Bye Bye Birdie Lot Of Livin´ To Do, A
  17. Jade Panic! At The Disco I Write Sins Not Tragedies
  18. KJPaul 10Cc I´m Not In Love
  19. Scott This Mortal Coil Song To The Siren
  20. Jesse Ramones, The Blitzkrieg Bop
  21. David P Midler, Bette Rose, The
  22. Jade Sneaker Pimps 6 Underground
  23. Nick Sparks This Town Ain´t Big Enough
  24. Kelsey Piaf, Edith La Vie En Rose
  25. Jesse Muse Uprising
  26. KJPaul Nilsson, Harry Everybody´s Talkin´
  27. David D Urge Overkill Girl You´ll Be A Woman Soon
  28. David D Urge Overkill Girl You´ll Be A Woman Soon
  29. Test Urge Overkill Girl You´ll Be A Woman Soon
  30. Ginger Fugees Killing Me Softly
  31. Jade K´s Choice Not An Addict
  32. Nick John, Elton Rocket Man
  33. Scott John, Elton Levon
  34. Jesse John, Elton Your Song
  35. Kelsey Hole Doll Parts
  36. Shaggy Rolling Stones, The Paint It Black
  37. Contess Chocula Ram Jam Band Black Betty
  38. Chuck Charles, Ray Song For You, A
  39. KJPaul Lightfoot, Gordon Wreck Of The Edmond Fitzgerald
  40. Jesse seether broken
  41. Juice Jane´s Addiction Jane Says
  42. Jeff Diamond, Neil Forever In Blue Jeans
  43. Heather Cara, Irene Out Here On My Own
  44. Jenny Lavigne, Avril Girlfriend
  45. Chuck Ingram, James There´s No Easy Way
  46. Michael & Ginger Madonna & Justin 4 Minutes
  47. Jade Poe Sc8800-13
  48. Shakey Gibson Chef Chocolate Salty Balls
  49. Nick Changes Bowie, David
  50. Shaggy Cypress Hill Hits From The Bong
  51. Kelsey Hair Easy To Be Hard
  52. Juice Dr. Dre & Snoop Doggy Dogg Nuthin´ But A ´´g´´ Thang
  53. Jeff & Amber Grease You´re The One That I Want
  54. KJPaul Righteous Brothers, The Unchained Melody
  55. Michael S. Red Hot Chili Peppers Soul To Squeeze
  56. Heather & Ginger Little Shop Of Horrors Suddenly Seymour
  57. Jesse Clarkson, Kelly Beautiful Disaster (Live)
  58. Ash Wednesday Alice In Chains Junkhead
  59. Jade Blues Traveler Hook
  60. Heather Underwood, Carrie Before He Cheats
  61. Nick Electric Light Orchestra, The Sweet Talkin´ Woman
  62. Countess Chocula Prince When Doves Cry
  63. Shakey Gibson Ronson, Mark Feat. Daniel Merriweather Stop Me
  64. Kelsey Benatar, Pat Heartbreaker
  65. KJPaul John, Elton Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
  66. Randy Skee-lo I Wish
  67. Michael S. Foo Fighters Learn To Fly
  68. Ash Wednesday Wonder, Stevie Sir Duke
  69. Ginger Squirrel Nut Zippers Hell
  70. Jesse Kansas Dust In The Wind
  71. Jade Apple, Fiona Sleep To Dream
  72. Heather Cassidy, Eva Over The Rainbow
  73. Nick Bowie, David It Ain’t Easy
  74. Dennis O´connor, Sinead Nothing Compares 2 U
  75. Kelsey Kc & The Sunshine Band That´s The Way (I Like I
  76. Heather & Ginger Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle A Whole New World
  77. Ash Wednesday Soundgarden Pretty Noose
  78. Jesse Apple, Fiona Never Is A Promise

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Caffeinated Comics Rock Block Night

It was another big “Rock Block” Caffeinated Comics Saturday afternoon. This time I recorded the Rock Blocks so you can replay them!

This months Rock Blocks are:
Elton John
Fleetwood Mac
Elvis Presley
Hair Bands

Karaoke Songs Sung:


            Singer Artist Title

  1. KJPaul John, Elton Candle In The Wind
  2. David bassey, shirley big spender
  3. David John, Elton Daniel
  4. Ash John, Elton Rocket Man
  5. KJPaul John, Elton Blue Eyes
  6. David John, Elton Your Song
  7. Ash John, Elton Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
  8. Kitty John, Elton Tiny Dancer
  9. Scott John, Elton Bennie & The Jets
  10. George John, Elton Crocodile Rock
  11. KJPaul John, Elton Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
  12. Ash John, Elton Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  13. Scott John, Elton Don´t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
  14. Christopher Jones, Tom It´s Not Unusual
  15. RJ Pulp Common People
  16. David Fleetwood Mac Dreams
  17. Kitty Fleetwood Mac Go Your Own Way
  18. Ash Fleetwood Mac Landslide
  19. George Fleetwood Mac Rhiannon
  20. Scott Fleetwood Mac Big Love
  21. KJPaul Fleetwood Mac Gold Dust Woman
  22. RJ Bruce Springsteen I´m On Fire
  23. Ash Soundgarden Blow Up The Outside World
  24. Tanya America Horse With No Name, A
  25. Christopher Presley, Elvis Devil In Disguise
  26. Kitty Presley, Elvis Suspicious Minds
  27. Spalding Presley, Elvis It´s Now Or Never
  28. Scott Elvis Presley Hound Dog
  29. George Presley, Elvis Little Less Conversation, A
  30. Rob T Presley, Elvis In The Ghetto
  31. KJPaul Presley, Elvis Love Me Tender
  32. Christopher Elvis Presley Can´t Help Falling In Love
  33. David bassey, shirley big spender
  34. RJ Dylan, Bob Positively 4Th Street
  35. Spalding Motley Crue Looks That Kill
  36. Kitty Def Leppard Photograph
  37. Scott Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar On Me
  38. George Quiet Riot Cum On Feel The Noize
  39. Ash Guns ´n´ Roses Paradise City
  40. KJPaul Sweet, The Fox On The Run
  41. RJ Dio Rainbow In The Dark
  42. Kitty Muse Time Is Running Out
  43. David Joel, Billy You May Be Right
  44. George Bowie, David Life On Mars
  45. Scott Radiohead High & Dry
  46. Ash Heart Crazy On You
  47. RJ Bowie, David China Girl
  48. George Sweet Charity If My Friends Could See Me Now
  49. David Carpenters, The This Masquerade
  50. Kitty minogue, kylie i believe in you
  51. Christopher Drifters, The Under The Boardwalk
  52. Scott & George Climax Blues Band I Love You
  53. Ash Bowie, David Ziggy Stardust

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May edition of karaoke at Caffeinated Comics–playlist 5.22.10

One Saturday a month I host karaoke at Caffeinated Comics from 4-8pm. Caffeinated Comics is the coffee shop I frequent near my house. There is a very dedicated group of karaoke singers who look forward to it all month and Ash Wednesday usually makes a live Karaoke Insider blog post during the evening singing. It is a good time.

Here are the “Rock Blocks”:
Eurythmics / Annie Lennox
Elton John
Culture Club
The Beatles

Karaoke Songs Sung:

            Singer Artist Title

    Eurythmics / Annie Lennox:

  1. David Eurythmics, The Sweet Dreams
  2. KJPaul Eurythmics Here Comes The Rain Again
  3. Ash Wednesday Eurythmics Love Is A Stranger
  4. Ash Eurythmics Love Is A Stranger
  5. Scott Lennox, Annie No More ´´i Love You´s´´
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  7. KJPaul Rogers, Kenny Gambler, The
  8. Ash Rolling Stones, The Wild Horses
  9. David Tyler, Bonnie Total Eclipse Of The Heart
  10. Scott Death Cab For Cutie I Will Follow You Into The Dark
  11. KJPaul Seger, Bob Against The Wind
  12. Ash Wednesday Free All Right Now
  13. Tanya Crow, Sheryl & Kid Rock Picture
  14. Scott Deep Blue Something Breakfast At Tiffany´s
  15. Elton John:

  16. KJPaul John, Elton Something About The Way
  17. Ash Wednesday John, Elton Rocket Man
  18. George John, Elton Someone Saved My Life Tonight
  19. Rob John, Elton Saturday Night´s Alright (For Fighting)
  20. David John, Elton Your Song
  21. Scott John, Elton Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
  22. KJPaul John, Elton Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
  23. Ash Wednesday McCartney, Paul Maybe I´m Amazed
  24. Rob John, Elton Daniel
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  26. George America Sister Golden Hair
  27. David Lightfoot, Gordon If You Could Read My Mind
  28. Kitty Crowded House Pineapple Head
  29. Donatello Keith, Toby Who´s Your Daddy
  30. Ben Cream Sunshine Of Your Love
  31. Ash Wednesday Audioslave Show Me How To Live
  32. Tanya Chapman, Tracy Fast Car
  33. Culture Club:

  34. George Culture Club Time (Clock Of The Heart)
  35. Scott Culture Club Karma Chameleon
  36. KJPaul Culture Club Victims
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  38. Ben Queen Bohemian Rhapsody
  39. Kitty Kings Of Leon Use Somebody
  40. The Beatles:

  41. Ash Wednesday Beatles, The Come Together
  42. Goerge Beatles A Day In The Life
  43. David Beatles, The Ticket To Ride
  44. Scott Beatles, The While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  45. KJPaul Beatles, The Yesterday
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  47. Kitty Muse Starlight
  48. David Got To Be There Chaka Khan
  49. Ash Wednesday Aerosmith Dream On
  50. Ash Cult Love Removal Machine
  51. Scott Loggins, Dave Please Come To Boston

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New direction for this blog

I have been very impressed lately with the songs people are choosing to sing and I am going to start sharing the nightly playlists for a while. I think it will be great to see the different types of songs people sing at the various venues. It will also be a great resource for finding songs to sing.

Last night we had a series of great rock-block challenges, starting with Diana Ross, then Madonna and finally Prince. The rock blocks are a great way to get out of your comfort zone and try something new.

So without further ado, here is last nights list!

Playlist for 4/20/2010:
Singer: Artist; Title

    Rock Block 1: Diana Ross.

  1. George: Diana Ross; Love Child
  2. Scott: Diana Ross; Baby Love
  3. Rebecca: Diana Ross; The Boss
  4. KJPaul: Diana Ross; Do You Know Where You’re Going To
  5. Steven: Diana Ross; I’m Coming Out
  6. Jesse: 4 Non-Blondes; What’s Up
  7. Rob: Kris Kross; Jump
  8. Kelsey: Tom Petty; America Girl
  9. Rock Block 2: America

  10. George: America; Horse With No Name
  11. Scott: America; Ventura Highway
  12. Rebecca: America; Sister Golden Hair
  13. KJPaul: America; Tin Man
  14. Ed: Pink Floyd; Mother
  15. Jesse: The Beatles; Hey Jude
  16. Ryan: Elton John; Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
  17. Rock Block 3: Madonna

  18. Scott: Madanna; Papa Don’t You Preach
  19. George: Madanna; Sooner or Later
  20. Rebecca: Madanna; Dress You Up
  21. Maddix: Madanna & Justin Timberlake; 4 Minutes
  22. Jesse: Madanna; Express Yourself
  23. KJPaul: Madanna; Material Girl
  24. Ferno: Gordon Lightfoot; If You Could Read My Mind
  25. David Delgado: The Beatles; Here Comes the Sun
  26. Jay: South Pacific; Some Enchanted Evening
  27. Kelsey: Grease; There Are Worse Things I Could Do
  28. Ryan: R.E.M.; Man On The Moon
  29. Ash: The Beatles; Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
  30. Nick: David Bowie; God Only Knows
  31. David & Eric: Louis Prime; Just a Gigolo
  32. Rob: Franck Sinatra; Begin The Beguine
  33. Jade: Blues Traveler; Hook
  34. Ginger Snap: Squirrel Nut Zippers; Hell
  35. Kelsey & Duplicity: Jefferson Airplane; White Rabbit
  36. Ed: Bloodhound Gang; The Lap Dance Is So Much Better When The Stripper Is Crying
  37. Jesse: Elton John; Rocket Man
  38. Jay: Tom Jones; You’ll Never Walk Alone
  39. Ryan: Heart; Alone
  40. Scott: Firefall; Just Remember I Love You
  41. Jade: Tchnotronics; Pump Up The Jam
  42. Nick: David Bowie; The Bewlay Brothers
  43. Josh: Mgnt; Kids
  44. David & Chris: Little River Band; Cool Change
  45. Kendra: Tori Amos; Taxi Ride
  46. Eric: Paul Anka; You Are My Destiny
  47. Jesse & Ginger: Alladin; A Whole New World
  48. Kelsey: Blondie; Heart Of Glass
  49. Ed: Poison; Talk Dirty To Me
  50. Nick: David Bowie; Big Brother
  51. Scott: Fuel; Hemorrhage
  52. Ash: Black Crows; She Talks To Angles
  53. Robin: E. Badu; Tyrone
  54. Ginger: Michael Buble; Fever
  55. Josh: Green Day; Wake Me Up When September Ends
  56. Chris & Robin: Fleetwood Mac; Dreams
  57. Jesse: Part Of Your World; Little Mermaid
  58. David & Chris: Eagle Eyed Cherry; Save Tonight
  59. Ash: David Bowie; Ziggy Stardust
  60. Kendra: Guns N´ Roses; Don´t Cry (Original)
  61. Nick: David Bowie; Bewlay Brothers
  62. Josh: The Five Satins; In The Still Of The Night
  63. Nick & Chris: Little Shop Of Horrors; Suddenly Seymour
  64. Kelsey: Otis Redding; Try A Little Tenderness
  65. Rock Block 4: Hank Williams

  66. KJPaul: Hank Williams; I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
  67. Chris: Hank Williams; Why Don´t You Love Me
  68. Ginger: James Taylor; You’ve Got A Friend
  69. Kelsey: Otis Redding; I’ve Been Loving You So Long
  70. Nick: David Bowie; Eight Line Poem