Hey Yeah – Jorge SQL – Rockaraoke

Jorge Segarra (Blog | @SQLChicken) cranking out Hey Yeah at the Pragmatic Works Rockarocke during the PASS Summit 2012.

Originally posted 2013-02-05 10:00:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Interview with Josh Fennessy

When you go out to a night of SQL Karaoke, there are a lot of people that you’ll meet.  For our interview this week, I sent a copy of the interview to Josh Fennessy (Blog | @joshuafennessy).  Unfortunately, I forgot to change the email introduction from when I sent it Denny Cherry (Blog | @MrDenny).  Josh, though, forgave me for the blunder and was still willing to answer the gut wrenching SQL Karaoke questions.  Without further ado, here’s what Denny, I mean Josh, has to say about SQL Karaoke.

Who are you?

Not Denny. I’m Josh. BI Guy, User Group leader. I take myself very seriously. I’m kind of a big deal.

When did you first SQLKaraoke?

Probably sometime in 2010? It’s all a blur.

What is your favorite SQLKaraoke song?

Paradise by the Dashboard Light, no…wait, Poker Face. RA RA RAMAMA

What is your favorite SQLKaraoke singer?

Who wrote these quetions? My favorite karaoke singer is someone yet to shine, Hope Foley (Blog | @hope_foley). She owes me a Lodi Dodi duet.

Do you SQLKaraoke?

Only with pants on. Mostly.

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

I’m pretty sure it was Barbie Girl, but I don’t remember all of it.

What are you thinking right “meow”?

I’m so relived the laxitives started working. Oh shit, I’ve got 45 minutes until my meeting. The cat needs to get off the desk. Damn, I have to do laundry. Screw that.

Anything you want to add?

Don’t do SQL Karaoke because everyone else is doing it, do it because ALL THE FUNNY.

I’m looking for the Barbie Girl video to see if we can find a copy of Josh and Sarah Strate (Blog | @DanceM0m) singing this song – hopefully, it will be up soon.  Want to be interviewed?  Contact Jason Strate through twitter.

Originally posted 2012-09-20 10:00:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Welcome to SQLKaraoke!

Welcome to SQLKaraoke! This new site is designed with the idea of making sure people know when there will be SQLKaraoke and showing people what SQLKaraoke is. Enjoy.


Jason and Jess singing Karaoke at SQL Saturday Chicago last year.

Originally posted 2011-05-26 13:54:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Interview with David Maxwell

When you go out to a night of SQL Karaoke, there are a lot of people that you’ll meet.  This week we are interviewing David Maxwell (Blog | @dmmaxwell), I’ve met David a number of times at SQL Karaoke events.  As opposed to myself, David can actually sing; which is not a quality that we all share.  Here’s what David has to say about SQL Karaoke.

Who are you?

David Maxwell, a Production Support DBA from Columbus OH.

When did you first SQLKaraoke?

My first SQL Karaoke experience was SQL Saturday Cleveland in 2011. If figured if I was gonna drive through a blizzard to get there, I was going to make it count.

What is your favorite SQLKaraoke song?

I would have to say Bohemian Rhapsody, with everyone up there, all singing their hearts out.

What is your favorite SQLKaraoke singer?

I could never pick just one.  Mark Vaillancourt (Blog | @markvsql), Jes Schultz Borland (Blog | @grrl_geek), Eddie Wuerch (Blog | @EddieW), Wendy Pastrick (Blog @wendy_dance), Jason Strate (Blog| @StrateSQL)… I know, every time they get up there, it’s gonna be awesome.

Do you SQLKaraoke?

Absolutely. I wouldn’t miss it for anything. Singing, and hanging out with my cool people. What’s not to love?

What are you thinking right “meow”?

That trying to run the MAP toolkit, Foglight, three instances of of SQL and deployment scripts on my management workstation provides an excellent opportunity to answer emails from my laptop.

Anything you want to add?

Tons of people have said this before, so I’m kind of preaching to the choir, but SQL Karaoke is about community, friends, fun… having a good time with people who you can relate to. It’s not about the singing itself, and especially not about singing ability. Get up there and have fun with it, and I hope to see you at the next event.

Want to be interviewed?  Contact Jason Strate through twitter.

Originally posted 2012-09-13 10:00:34. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Myths About SQL Karaoke

As the PASS Summit approaches, we are already getting excited for SQL Karaoke! Interestingly, some of the talk on twitter leads me to believe that there are many crazy rumors out there about what happens on #SQLKaraoke night. I want to assure you, this is a night for EVERYONE (well, except for children).

Here’s what I hear people saying about Karaoke night:

“But, I can’t sing!”

Believe me, hardly anyone there actually “can sing.” It’s all about having fun. If you want to sing, you can. If you don’t want to, you should still come. You will be entertained. No one is there to judge anyone else. In fact, as you will see, the crazier you are, the better – on stage and off! 😀

“But, I don’t drink”

While some people do drink (and drink a lot) during SQL Karaoke night, not everyone does. It’s definitely ok to do what you are comfortable with! We just want people to come and enjoy themselves. Whether they choose to drink alcohol or not, it doesn’t matter.

It’s such a late night!

SQL Karaoke does tend to end pretty late in the evening, or should I say early in the morning? That said, no one is forcing anyone to stay super late. We like to think that you will be having so much fun, that you will want to stay late. If you are someone who likes to go to bed early so you are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for the keynote in the morning, feel free to leave when you want. If you do decide to stay out late one night, remember: the PASS Summit is in Seattle, there is a Starbucks on every corner (literally).

I don’t know how to get there!

The great news is this: almost every night, there will be a group of people sharing large cabs (I’m talking vans full of people) to Bush Garden. The more people sharing the cab fare, the better. There are also groups of people who will walk there to and from together. We all welcome anyone into the group, as we certainly don’t want anyone walking alone. It’s only about 3 miles away, but not all the neighborhoods are the greatest, especially not in the middle of the night. We never let anyone leave alone.

All in all, SQL Karaoke night (official and non) is a great time to hang out with a bunch of fun-loving Geeks. You should plan to check it out!

Originally posted 2012-08-29 08:30:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Karaoke Is Illogical

Karaoke is Logical

Is it really illogical?  It’s more logical than NoSQL, isn’t it?  Find a good SQL Karaoke, just plain karaoke, picture?  Send it to pictures@sqlkaraoke.com.

Originally posted 2012-09-14 10:00:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Bump n Grind – Jason and Colin

Colin Stasiuk (Blog | @ColinStasiuk) and Jason Strate (Blog| @StrateSQL) (and later the KJ) wooing everyone with Bump n Grind at PASS Summit 2012.

 

Originally posted 2013-03-07 10:00:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Time Spent At Karaoke

Maybe we aren’t singing any Will Smith, but there are a few other songs that fit this bit.  Find a good SQL Karaoke, just plain karaoke, picture?  Send it to pictures@sqlkaraoke.com.

Originally posted 2012-11-02 10:00:13. 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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SQL Karaoke – MVP Style

As is typical when a bunch of SQL Server Professionals get together, karaoke is happening. When? RIGHT NOW! The MVPs have gathered in Seattle for their Summit. They are having a huge party at the CenturyLink Field. Part of this party includes SQLRockaroke. I am watching the posts and pictures on Twitter, and it looks like they are singing karaoke to a live band. Jason Strate (@StrateSQL) and Jorge Segarra (@SQLChicken) kicked it off. I don’t know any more details, but I’m sure Jason will write about it later!

BTW – There are rumors that the crew may or may not be going to Bush Gardens later.

Originally posted 2012-03-01 22:53:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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