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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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 Interviews

I know a lot of people that go out to the SQL Karaoke events at PASS and SQL Saturday events.  The world, or rather this site, wants to know who you are.  So, let’s do some mock interviews… anyone interested, please apply…

  1. Who are you?
  2. When did you first SQLKaraoke?
  3. What is your favorite SQLKaraoke song?
  4. What is your favorite SQLKaraoke singer?
  5. Do you SQLKaraoke?
  6. What are you thinking right “meow”?
Send the responses to SQLKaraoke.  We’ll post the interviews as they come in.  This should be fun.

Originally posted 2011-09-08 09:05:21. 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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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 Tim Mitchell

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 Tim Mitchell (Blog | @tim_mitchell).  Tim is one of those that comes to SQL Karaoke and is a pretty decent singer.  Without further ado, here is what Tim thinks about SQL Karaoke…

Who are you? Tim Mitchell

When did you first SQLKaraoke? I think it was 2009, on my first trip to PASS in Seattle.

What is your favorite SQLKaraoke song? Without question, it’s “In This Club” done by Allen, the karaoke DJ at Bush Garden.

What is your favorite SQLKaraoke singer? That’s tough – there are so many good entertaining singers at SQLKaraoke… Arlene Gray doing the Rocky Horror Picture Show song… Jason Strate with the “da ba dee da ba di” thing, Patrick LeBlanc making up his own T-SQL lyrics on stage… Rick Heigis and Chuck Heinzelman singing, uh, whatever the hell it is they’re singing.

Do you SQLKaraoke? Of course! I do a mean Elvis (“just a hunka hunka burnin’ love…”) and some smooth Sonny and Cher with my friend Kathi Kellenberger.

What was the best SQL Karaoke moment that you’ve experienced? The MVP summit of 2010. We had just about every SQL MVP on the planet in Bush Garden, almost everyone sang, and we capped it off by everyone doing a monster rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody”. It was epic.

What are you thinking right “meow”? Chinese food.

Anything you want to add? SQL Karaoke is for everyone. If you’re a singer, you’ll fit in. If you prefer not to sing, there are lots of others just like you who simply come to laugh at the rest of us. Don’t know anybody there? You might arrive not knowing anyone, but I promise you that you’ll leave with some new friends. Don’t care to stay out all night? No worries, it’s come-and-go, stay as long as you like. Worried about getting back to your hotel? It’s a short cab ride, and you can usually find someone to split a cab with. Have to get up early and you’re worried about being out late? There’s coffee at the summit. No excuses! Get out to SQL Karaoke.

Want to be interviewed?  Contact Jason Strate through twitter.

Originally posted 2012-10-11 10:00:17. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Singing in the Key of Someone Else

Lots of people can sing at SQLKaraoke. Some people can’t sing. Others, like Mark Vaillancourt (Blog | @markvsql), can sing in other people’s voice. Here’s a clip from SQL Saturday Chicago 2010.



Originally posted 2011-05-31 07:00:41. 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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Your Song with Colin

If you’ve been wondering where the PASS Summit 2012 SQL Karaoke videos are, the wait is over.  Here’s Colin Stasiuk (Blog | @ColinStasiuk) wooing the SQL folks with a little Your Song.

Originally posted 2013-01-24 10:00:23. 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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