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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PASS Summit Timewarp

In just a few months, it will be time for the PASS Summit again.  If you are on the fence on whether to go, then put yourself into a “time warp” to imagine the kind of fun you could have doing some SQLKaraoke at the summit.

Originally posted 2011-06-14 14:18:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Some MVPs at the MVP Summit

I’m not sure how I missed this video, but it seems someone found out about the SQL Server MVPs sneaking off to Bush Gardens at the MVP Summit.  The video is about 15 minutes and it’s a pretty dang good compilation of the night.

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

Originally posted 2012-09-04 14:00:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Another Look at SQL Karaoke

Karaoke is for everyone. It’s not just about picking a song and singing to background music. It’s not about trying to be the best singer in the group. In fact, part of the fun of karaoke is watching people who can’t sing!

As someone who attends karaoke every few months, I have come to realize that many people have their standard songs that they do every time. I usually sing Madonna and Shania Twain (though I’m working on some new ones), my friend Katie always sings “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’”. The same may be true with #sqlkaraoke. Jason Strate (twitter|blog) usually can be found singing (if you can call it that) “Blue”. (I’m not going to post a video… you’ll have to come to PASS Summit or a SQLSat to experience that) I have heard that there are also times when people literally close their eyes and randomly choose songs to “sing”. I have not yet had the joy to experience that, but I’m guessing that when I go to the Summit this fall, I will.

As much as SQLKaraoke is fun and goofing around, there really are some talented people in the SQL Community. Besides the fact that there are some great singers (so I’ve heard), there are novice chefs, amazing artists, and fantastic impersonators. Mark Vallaincourt (twitter|blog) happens to have a background in improv. He can impersonate (and do it well) characters such as Yoda, Louis Armstrong, and Bob Dylan (though, that one might be considered a bit annoying by non-Dylan fans). Here is a video of him singing “Wonderful World.”

Originally posted 2011-07-08 10:30:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Interview with Jes Borland

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 Jes Borland (Blog | @grrl_geek) – one of the most energetic bundles of SQL spirit that we have in the community.  Here you folks go with Jes’s answers to our SQK Karaoke interview…

Who are you? I’m grrl_geek – a SQL Server consultant, a runner, and a geek.

When did you first SQLKaraoke? I still remember – SQL Saturday 31, Chicago 2010. It was with you (Blog | @StrateSQL), Sarah Strate (Blog | @DanceM0m), Wendy Pastrick (Blog @wendy_dance), Christina Leo (Blog | @christinaleo), and Tim Ford (Blog | @sqlagentman). What a fun night!

What is your favorite SQLKaraoke song? I’m partial to Star Wars Cantina, as performed by Mark V. He rocks that.

What is your favorite SQLKaraoke singer?Oh. This is like asking me to pick a favorite author. The most original lyrics go to Mark Vaillancourt (Blog | @markvsql).  Best performances go to Jason Strate.

Do you SQLKaraoke? I do! I prefer duets.

What was the best SQL Karaoke moment that you’ve experienced? The men of SQL Saturday 67, Chicago 2011, singing “Macho Man”. Hilarious.

What are you thinking right “meow”? My birthday is this weekend. Can I get a #sqlkaraoke rendition of Happy Birthday sung to me?

Anything you want to add? This year, in Seattle, I may take a nap after dinner so I make #sqlkaraoke each night. b

Want to be interviewed?  Contact Jason Strate through twitter.

Originally posted 2012-10-25 10:00:33. 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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A Little R. Kelly at SQL Karaoke

Want a taste of SQL Karaoke? Here’s myself and Aaron Nelson (Blog | @SQLVariant) giving a try at Bump ‘n Grind by R. Kelly. This was from earlier this year at the MVP Summit.

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

Originally posted 2012-09-11 10:00:02. 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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Tik Tok – Colin and Jason -

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

Originally posted 2013-02-26 10:00:56. 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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