Hi you two! It sure would be fun to attend one of your shows, if it half as fun as reading your posts! If you are ever in So. Cal. please come and see my particular brand of wild and crazy karaoke (hats, props, electric guitar and stuff!)
Here's my idea. I just got my 8700 Mama disc. You could have a contest to see how many times that the symbol:
shows up, including the disc, the packaging, and is displayed on the screen. I'm gonna guess 58,027 times, but I'm probably way under. What do you think?
You know, I don't know why I even bought it, it really f#####g s##ks! Most of the songs I won't even list. I mean, somebody sings one of those offensive songs, people are gonna get upset with me, not the singer, not the club, and especially not at Sound Choice. There is a fine line, and I think Sound Choice crossed it with this one. Even the background singers are swearing! The F word is tolerable, but the N word, that's just too touchy a subject. I don't know, if my singers don't know that it's there, the less trouble I will have later. Censorship is wrong, but there is such a thing as decorum. And I want a fun atmosphere, nobody getting offended. Your thoughts?
OK, I'm just a dumb Canuck, but are you actually upset at Sound Choice for using bad language on a disc that everyone knows has bad language, is advertised as such, and has a disclaimer on the front (I'm assuming it has one of those Parental Advisory things, like the other ones). I'm assuming you called the police on the person who held the gun to your head forcing you to buy it.
Personally, I think it's funny that SC uses those symbols in place of spelling out the bad words. How many people would get upset at seeing the words, but are fine with hearing them?
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Hey 70sG! I've been meaning to tell you we saw your Weird Al! Groovy dude! It must have been a hoot!
We've been thinkin' that we must make a pilgrimage someday and visit our fellow KJs' shows across North America. Meanwhile, our couch is still available for those who wander (wittingly or otherwise) to Ottawa.
You two are the greatest! Check out this website for fun stuff to give out at your show, especially the mardi gras beads and hawaiian leis. (So everybody gets "leid"!) www.oriental.com
I wasn't completely serious about my contest idea, but then I'm never completely serious about anything! But seriously about the adult language sticker thing. Sure, I knew about the lyrics, but I wanted "Sit On My Face", and a few other songs. But the Too Live Crew, no way am I gonna put those in my book! Yikes! My customers aren't going to see a parental sticker in my book. What ever happened to double-entendres? But maybe I'll put an asterisk next to those titles. If anyone asks, I'll say that if those swear words are sung, it'll be my "ASS-TO-RISK!"
PS. I'm glad you got to see my "Big Break" It was so much fun! It still cracks me up watching it!
Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy, do our patrons ever need to get leid!!! I'm just disappointed that we hadn't thot of it yet <LOL> Thanks Kevin!
Part of our songbook is sorted by Genre and we've included a section called "Songs Your Mama Never Let You Sing (and probably still won't)". We've clearly added a caution note...but notice also the absence of hate mongering materials. If you want to see our last printing, it's online as a pdf file.Click to see Genre Songbook.
btw double entendres require vigilant supervision as they easily drown in as little as 1 tsp rubbing alcohol, 4 beers, or 3 shots of tequila.
Whoo Hoo! I like the list by genre. I have sheets with duets, country, latin and showtunes. I suppose I could put "After Midnight" songs too with a disclaimer. I will check out your list when I get home. Just to let you know, I am up to 2 steamer trunks FULL of props (plus more). Suggestions: Feathered Boas, big sunglasses, a bunch of cheap sunglasses (wayfarers or star shaped), a tambourine, blow-up guitar, and a big afro wig. Loads of fun! I could email some pictures! For fun, get all of the Village People hats! (People actually fight to get their favorite hat!) Too cool!! No hate songs, all fun - all of the time!
We have a singer who we call "the Man Elton John Wishes He Sounded Like"...this young man also does an incredible George Michael. Last week he sang "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me". He gave it heart and soul and four part harmony and feelin' and the crowd went wild. As the song fades, the last time he sings "don't let the sun go down on me" I said to myself,"why? Do you prefer the father?"...the mic was live ...he cracked up. Ooops, my bad Pony
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Whenever someone calls in and asks whats on Sound Choice 8700, we give the call to one of the female sales people and charge $3.99 per minute. Bob
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