Wednesday, March 28, 2012
I met some friends this evening and sang my final karaoke songs in Japan. I've always had a love/hate relationship with karaoke. On one hand, I enjoy singing immensely, and have participated in numerous choirs throughout my life. On the other hand, I don't have many opportunities to practice the songs I choose at karaoke, so I don't sound too good when I sing here. The acoustics of a 9x9 foot room with a speaker under the television aren't excellent. You can't project without causing a feedback loop that makes every syllable inaudible. I think the real point of karaoke is to hang out with friends, joking and doing something that everyone can share in. In that respect, tonight was very successful.