It Isn’t Always Jager at #SQLKaraoke

If you’ve been to a SQLKaraoke night, you may have noticed a shot of jager or two on the tables.  Earlier this year, down at SQL Rally, Jorge Segarra (Blog | @SQLChicken) showed us all that sometime we need a little Gin & Juice.

SQLRally – SQLChicken – Gin & Juice from Jason Strate on Vimeo.

Originally posted 2011-09-07 05:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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My First SQLKaraoke Experience

Once upon a time (12 or so years ago), I thought karaoke was geeky. Who would want to stand in front of a bunch of people and sing? I could understand if it was a choir event, or you are starring in a musical, but really? At a bar???

Then, my two best friends, brought me to karaoke for my bachelorette party. It was pretty fun, but then again, what isn’t in that situation? Fast forward a bit, and singing in front of strangers became one of the main things those two friends and I did when we got together. Karaoke is a lot of fun. Even more so when you have some really BAD people that think they’re really good! Also, alcohol coming into play can really enhance the experience!!

The fun of karaoke cannot possibly be understood until you have experienced SQLKaraoke!!! Last year, I went to my first SQLSat in Chicago. I had NO idea how much fun it would be, or that I would meet so many AWESOME people!!

SQLKaraoke is not just about standing up, singing karaoke… it’s hard to put into words just what kind of experience it is… you might get @Markvsql singing a Star Wars version of Copa Cabana, or @StrateSQL and @Grrl_geek singing, “By the Dashboard Lights.” You might even be lucky enough to hear various people changing lyrics of songs to make them into SQL songs… There seems to be an element of making fun of yourself that seems to be closely tied into the night, which adds another element of fun.

In short, all those years ago, when I thought Karaoke was for Geeks, I was so right! I was right in the most fun way possible!!! If you are at a SQL event, and don’t go to SQLKaraoke, you are missing out on the best part!

Just for fun – here’s a video of our whole group doing “We Go Together.” This was at the end of the night – not that they would have let us go on after this performance!! HAHAHA!!

Originally posted 2011-06-11 15:47:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Friends in Low Place – Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchel (Blog | @tim_mitchell) singing Friends in Lows Places at the Pragmatic Works SQL Rockaroke event at PASS Summit 2012.

Originally posted 2013-01-31 10:00:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Interview with Wendy Pastrick

SQL Karaoke is a place to meet up with a number of people in our SQL Server community.  Some of them like, Wendy Pastrick (Blog @wendy_dance), bring a bubble of life to the party and belt out some great songs.  In today’s interview, we’ll hear what she thinks about SQL Karaoke.

Who are you?

Wendy Pastrick

When did you first SQLKaraoke?

I don’t recall the year but it was at Bush Garden in Seattle

What is your favorite SQLKaraoke song?

I’ve branched out a lot over the past couple of years, but I still love singing ‘I Will Survive’ or ‘U Oughtta Know’

What is your favorite SQLKaraoke singer?

Human (?)

Do you SQLKaraoke?

Based on answers above…Yes!

What was the best SQL Karaoke moment that you’ve experienced?

The first night I went to SQL Karaoke and we all got up and sang at the end “Bohemian Rhapsody” But the one that I still makes me laugh the hardest is our young KJ from Bush Garden singing ‘In Da Club’ , oh and then there was Colin Stasiuk (Blog | @ColinStasiuk) doing “Safety Dance” and he spelled SAFTEY wrong….and ….and…sooo many good times :)

What are you thinking right “meow”?

“I hope we can SQLKaraoke at SQL Saturday in Kalamazoo

Anything you want to add?

Putting in your friends names anonymously and picking songs for them can end up with varied results. One of my favorites was singing with Christina Leo (Blog | @christinaleo) “Welcome to the Jungle”. It could have been a disaster. We could have refused. We didn’t – we got up there and owned it and had a blast! If you end up getting called to sing, just go with it – no one cares if it sucks, as long as it’s FUN!

Want to be interviewed?  Contact Jason Strate through twitter.

Originally posted 2012-09-10 10:00:57. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Singers At A Karaoke Bar

Find a good SQL Karaoke, just plain karaoke, picture?  Send it to pictures@sqlkaraoke.com.

Originally posted 2012-10-05 10:00:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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SQL Karaoke is Approaching

As SQL Geeks all over the U.S. and beyond know, the PASS Summit is coming up in just a month and a half or so…. for many people, that means SQLKaraoke. It appears that for some, the countdown isn’t to the Summit itself, it’s to the networking, seeing friends, and sqlkaraoke. Of course, there is information galore, but there are also lots of awesome (and incredibly smart) people to hang out with too.

In reading through other peoples’ blogs, you will find that SQLKaraoke is a hightlight of the week. Here’s what Allen Kinsel(@sqlinsaneo) has to say about it.

Originally posted 2011-08-24 13:42:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Picture – Colin

Colin Stasiuk (Blog | @ColinStasiuk) kicking out the baby-making music with a little Wicked Game at PASS Summit 2012.

Originally posted 2013-02-28 10:00:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Karaoke Sighting at SQL In The City

Sometime last week an e-mail slipped into my mailbox… looks like the SQL in the City event in L.A. included some karaoke madness.  This in turn led to some video taping and the obligatory upload to YouTube.

I was also stunned to find out that aren’t that many karaoke bars in the UK which is quite sad.  I feel as though we should have more SQL Server conferences on the other side of the pond and bring our karaoke machines with us.

Originally posted 2011-11-07 09:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Yeah, We All Sing This One

Not sure this picture needs and introduction, because you won’t be able to help yourself from singing it.  Find a good SQL Karaoke, just plain karaoke, picture?  Send it to pictures@sqlkaraoke.com.

Originally posted 2012-11-23 10:00:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Interview with Kathi Kellenberger

When you go out to a night of SQL Karaoke, there are a lot of people that you’ll meet.  One of them is Kathi Kellenberger (Blog | @auntkathi).  She’s been the one of the driving forces behind SQL Karaoke over the years.  Frankly, I probably wouldn’t be singing any karaoke today if it were not for Kathi.  Here’s what she has to say about this.

Who are you?

Kathi Kellenberger, also known as @auntKathi

When did you first SQLKaraoke?

I was the midwife who delivered SQLKaraoke when it was born in 2006 at Bush Garden in Seattle. Assisting the birth was Tom LaRock, Allen Kinsel and Todd Robinson.

What is your favorite SQLKaraoke song?

There are so many, it is difficult to say. I would say singing “I Got You, Babe” with Tim Mitchel (Blog | @tim_mitchell) is probably my favorite.

What is your favorite SQLKaraoke singer?

Wow, another difficult question. Wendy Pastrick (Blog @wendy_dance) is fantastic.

Do you SQLKaraoke?

Of course!!!!

What are you thinking right “meow”?

Argh!  You made me think about cats!

Want to be interviewed?  Contact Jason Strate through twitter.

Originally posted 2012-09-06 10:00:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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