I just posted some videos from last April’s Karaokecrime show in New York at Switchboard, the awesome monthly party run by Sammy Bananas and Maggie Horn (Telephoned).
Telephoned is very karaoke, in a way. They re-sing the season’s bangers over their own beats. We got to hang out beforehand and discovered a common love for the Little Mermaid. Turns out Sammy had done a Baltimore Kiss the Girl remix back in the day, and Part of Your World is secretly their warm up / get amped song.
Thank God I had brought a ton of cheap wireless mics with me. Ended up switching to them instead of the house mics at the last minute and they saved the day.
We tried to close with a little mermaid Telephoned / Karaokecrime duet, but it was no use. The crowd drowned us out.
Did you know Ursula was based off of the drag singer Divine? That is wicked karaoke.
I need to do a batch renaming of tons of karaoke files, from the format used by Mixed in Key to letter combinations that clearly identify the key and the scale, so I can enter them directly into autotune without consulting this annoying image:
So like, 11B should become Am or 11A should be Fsm. The issue is that you can’t use a normal shell-script because the number of files is to large, so you need to use the “exec” hack to get around this, and then I get confused.
A friend said this would be an excellent learning exercise in Python, but I haven’t had the time, and I need this for Duck Yao karaoke.
My friend and her family opened a vegan Chinese restaurant after being an underground, backyard/living-room restaurant for several years and getting busted by the City of Worcester. It’s called Duck Yao and it rules.
This has to be one of the first attempts at BYOB karaoke in the history of karaoke. The night starts early: 7:30 PM or so, running to midnight. And it happens every Thursday. I’m fascinated by the idea of BYOB scorpion bowls / mai tais / piña coladas.
I’ve been running the set using my full karaokecrime setup (4 wireless mics > MOTU 828 > Ableton) so I can do on-the-fly effects (spontaneous autotune last week on Annie and Mariah’s “Cher – Believe”) and live recording of individual mics.
If you’re ever in Massachusetts on a Thursday you should come and check it out.