Find your recordings

There will be a search feature on this website soon, but for now you can find your songs by going to “SONGS” on the main menu at the top of the site and clicking on the month where you sang. Then you can use your browsers “find” feature (“Ctrl-F” or Windows Firefox) to find your name or the song title. Here is the list for October 2010.

Recordings temporary location

I am currently putting all the new recordings is a directory called: (…/new/{yearmonth})

I am now trying to put the singer name and song title in the file name so people can identify them. Let me know if I put the wrong name of on the files.

Here is the back story:

The day I was leaving for Burning Man I got an urgent call from Scott, my sub, because he was having software issues. He was not able to pull up songs and there was a crowd waiting to sing! I could not help him over the phone so I rushed down to Deco.

It turned out that Just Karaoke failed in a major way. I could not fix the issue, so I had to download a new version of the software and reinstall it while everyone was waiting! In the heat of the moment I wound up corrupting the local backup of the database so I installed Just Karaoke fresh, without its history or any of my custom edits!

F#$%! All the data that was suppose to be there for the search functionality on was now gone and I have to retrieve it from my backup hard drive! To make matters worse, Scott needed to use the software in the mean while and I have to merge the two if I want to keep the old history!

That really puts a monkey wrench in my plans to create the search feature for my site, so for the time being your will need to retrieve your songs from the temporary directory structure:{yearmonth}

I will leave the songs I upload so people can link to them.

This also means that I can’t post any playlists until this is fixed.

Becoming a KJ

I think it is funny how people often ask me what it would take to become a KJ. Here are the steps I tell them:
Step 1: Spend $20,000 on karaoke music
Step 2: Spend $5,000 on karaoke equipment
Step 3: Learn the skills required by doing free parties for your friends for a couple of years
Step 4: Find your self some paying gigs, but don’t expect them to cover the costs of steps 1 and 2 any time soon
Step 5: Marketing, Marketing, Marketing
Step 6: Make the party happen every single night and hope the tips make up for what is missing in Step 4, which they won’t

Step 3 can happen while you are working on Step 1 and 2, but you really need to finish steps 1-3 before you can get to Step 4.

You become a KJ because it is FUN. That is the bottom line. The hand full of successful KJs in San Francisco are there because they have all been at it for many years and have completed steps 1-3 in various ways.

6/23/10, El Rio OMG Karaoke! Playlist and Recordings

It is time to play catch up with the karaoke playlist and recording posts. If you have been wondering where your recordings are, well, here you go…

I will be updating the sub pages of the site and the blog to match the cover later in the week, as well as adding so search features people can find a particular song or singer’s history.

Karaoke Songs and Recordings

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

    Singer In The Style Of Song Title

  1. Spencer 10cc donna
  2. Scott Honeydrippers, The Sea Of Love
  3. Jared! Making Love Out Of Nothing At All Air Supply
  4. Ann! Cline, Patsy Faded Love
  5. Andy! Bjork Hyper Ballad
  6. Andy Bush, Kate Cloudbusting
  7. Fletcher Nilsson, Harry Everybody´s Talkin´
  8. Sean Simon, Paul Graceland
  9. Cara! Fleetwood Mac Landslide
  10. Spalding Mavericks, The What A Cryin´ Shame
  11. Spencer Beastie Boys, The Intergalactic
  12. Nat David Bowie Ziggy Stardust
  13. KJ Paul Mazzy Star Fade Into You
  14. Scott Springsteen, Bruce Born To Run
  15. Jared! Joe Esposito You´re The Best
  16. Andy! Loeb, Lisa Stay I Missed You
  17. Ann! Eagles, The Take It Easy
  18. Fletcher Hall & Oates I Can´t Go For That
  19. Sean Ronettes, The Be My Baby
  20. Spencer Turner, Tina What´s Love Got To Do With It
  21. Spalding Guns ´n´ Roses Sweet Child O´ Mine
  22. RJ Talking Heads Life During Wartime
  23. Nat Jet Are You Gonna Be My Girl
  24. Paul, Kim, Donnie Peter, Paul & Mary Leaving On A Jet Plane
  25. Leslie Costello, Elvis Everyday I Write The Book
  26. Viola Parton, Dolly Here You Come Again
  28. scott Black Crowes, The She Talks To Angels
  29. Ann & Jaren Pop, Iggy & Kate Pierson Candy
  30. Andy! Beyonce Naughty Girl
  31. Ed Shaddy Church, The Under The Milky Way
  32. Jet! Carpenters, The Close To You
  33. James Joel, Billy Just The Way You Are
  34. Rachel Journey Don´t Stop Believin´
  35. Spalding Dio Rainbow In The Dark
  36. Innski John, Elton Honky Cat
  37. Tae Myles, Alannah Black Velvet
  38. KJPaul Rolling Stones, The Wild Horses
  39. RJ Adam Ant Goody Two Shoes
  40. Kimber Loeb, Lisa & Nine Stories Stay (I Missed You)
  41. Donald Taylor Plain White T´s Hey There Delilah
  42. Nat Weezer Say It Ain´t So
  43. Andy! Parton, Dolly Silver Dagger
  44. Viola Gaye, Marvin Let´s Get It On
  45. Rob! Jones, Tom Thunderball
  46. Jared! Heart Alone
  47. Ann Williams, Vanessa Colours Of The Wind
  48. Misty, Bridget & Scott B 52´s, The Love Shack
  49. Octavia Turner, Tina What´s Love Got To Do With It
  50. Kiki Beyonce Irreplaceable
  51. Billie Houston, Whitney I Will Always Love You
  52. Queen J Selena Como La Flor
  53. Agent J Foundations, The Build Me Up Buttercup
  54. Chauncey Beatles, The Let It Be
  55. Inski Queen Fat Bottomed Girls
  56. Ed Shady Des´ree You Gotta Be
  57. Jared Loggins, Kenny Danger Zone
  58. Ann! Midler, Bette Wind Beneath My Wings, The
  59. Queen J 3LW No More
  60. Bridgid Honeycombs, The Have I The Right
  61. bartender Wilson, Jackie Reet Petite

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Using Picasa photo albums

I am upgrading my site and am looking for an easy way to add photo albums to my blog posts. Picasa seems like it may be a good and simple choice. Here are some photos from the 2010 SFKM Karaoke Prom. It was an amazing time with lots of great photos ops…so here you go. Once I have the process streamlined I will probably be posting my photos here so they are viewable without requiring a Facebook account…

Here are the photos as a slideshow: