Blister in the Sun – Sarah – Rockaraoke

Sarah Strate (Blog | @DanceM0m) busting out Blister in the Sun at the Pragmatic Works Rockaroke event during PASS Summit 2012.

Originally posted 2013-02-19 10:00:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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One Week… Since PASS

It’s been a week since PASS ended and I’m still trying to figure out if I got any good videos (and then getting permission to post them).  In the mean time, here’s Doug Lane (Blog | @thedouglane) from last year.

Originally posted 2012-11-16 12:00:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Two More Videos From Last Night’s Adventure

Got through all of the videos and permission came back to post a couple more video.  The first one is Jason Strate (blog | @stratesql) and Jes Schultz Borland (Blog | @grrl_geek) singing the old standard “Paradise By The Dashboard Lights”.

Next is Jason again singing another rendition of “Blue”.

Of course, it is easy to approve my own videos.  I’m working on getting more up and should have more soon.

Originally posted 2011-10-11 17:32:57. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Drink and Sing

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

Originally posted 2012-10-26 10:00:07. 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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Interview with Colin Stasiuk

SQL Karaoke is a great place to meet up with people in the SQL Server community.  To help lower the bar and get people to come out for the first time, we are meeting a number of the regulars in these weekly interviews.  This week we have Colin Stasiuk (Blog | @ColinStasiuk) who is a great singer and speller.

Who are you? Colin Stasiuk aka @BenchmarkIT aka That Canadian Guy

When did you first SQLKaraoke? 3 years ago at the 2009 PASS Summit

What is your favorite SQLKaraoke song? Anything that I can duet with Aunt Kathi (Kathi Kellenberger – @AuntKathi)

Who is your favorite SQLKaraoke singer? Any group that closed out Bush Gardens at the end of the night (usually 10+ people)

Do you SQLKaraoke? Yes

What was the best SQL Karaoke moment that you’ve experienced? Probably the walk to and from Bush Gardens in 2009…. great people, great stories, great times.

What are you thinking right “meow”? How missing the Summit this year is going to suck ALOT

Anything you want to add? Get involved. If your day is done and you’re back in your hotel room for the night… YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG. You can catch up on sleep… you can’t catch up on #SQLFamily time once you go home.

Want to be interviewed?  Contact Jason Strate through twitter.

Originally posted 2012-10-18 10:00:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Interview with Mark Vaillancourt

As we’ve mentioned here before, SQL Karaoke is a great place to meet up with people in the SQL Server community.  This week, we are meeting Mark Vaillancourt (Blog | @markvsql), or for those that know him already, just interviewing him.  Mark has made quite an impact when he comes out to SQLKaraoke.  One thing that I’ve heard Mark say when it comes to karaoke is that he can sing, but only in someone else’s voice.  So now, let’s see what Mark has to say on the subject.

Who are you?
I am Mark Vaillancourt, and information management consultant focusing in the BI space. I have degrees in English and Theater, so naturally I am a database consultant. I also spent 3 years in a TheatreSports Improvised Comedy troupe, which was an awesome outlet for the just flat out weird stuff that goes on in my head.

When did you first SQLKaraoke?
I first did SQLKaraoke at SQL Saturday #31 in Chicago back in 2010. I hadn’t really heard of SQLKaraoke before and it took me a bit before I felt comfortable trying it.

What is your favorite SQLKaraoke song?
My first song was Louis Armstrong’s It’s a Wonderful World. The twist was that I did it AS Louis Armstrong. My Louis is actually pretty good, so it went over well.

What is your favorite SQLKaraoke singer?
In the Talent category, David Maxwell (Blog | @dmmaxwell) can rock out Pearl Jam like nobody’s bidness.

In the “oh my gawd that’s seom funny sh..stuff” category, that would be the one and only Jason Strate (Blog| @StrateSQL).

Do you SQLKaraoke?
I SQLKaraoke at every opportunity. With the improve comedy over and done with, SQLKaraoke is a great way to let off some nutty steam.

What are you thinking right “meow”?
Having a cat is like having a two-year-old with no thumbs.

Anything you want to add?
SQLKaraoke, for those who don’t know, is an AMAZING way to network with people. There are people that only know of my existence because of SQLKaraoke. I hope, one day, to be known for more than that, but it’s a great start.

Want to be interviewed?  Contact Jason Strate through twitter.

Originally posted 2012-10-04 10:00:33. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Rocking the 80s with Rock Me Amadeus

Sometimes it takes a couple backup dancers, such as Mark Vaillancourt (Blog | @markvsql) and Doug Lane (Blog | @thedouglane), to make a song a bit bearable.

Got a video of SQLKaraoke? Shoot it over to videos@sqlkaraoke.com.

Originally posted 2012-09-25 10:00:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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I Got You, Babe!

There may be a lot of background noise, but here’s a SQL Karaoke clip that shows that some of us actually have some talent.  In this clip, Kathi Kellenberger (Blog | @auntkathi) and Tim Mitchel (Blog | @tim_mitchell) are belting out a karaoke classic.

 
Tim and Kathi – I Got You Babe from Jason Strate on Vimeo.

Want to get in on some SQLKaraoke action? Get registered for the PASS Summit…

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Originally posted 2011-09-14 08:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The End of the World with Eddie

Here’s Eddie Wuerch (Blog | @EddieW) knocking out The End of the World by R.E.M.  Definitely great to see him nailing the tempo on this one.

Originally posted 2013-01-22 10:00:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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