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.

 

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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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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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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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Blister in the Sun – Rockaroke

Did you know that sometimes when we SQL Karaoke, there is also a live band?  Last year at the MVP Summit, Microsoft brought in a band to spice up the karaoke.  Here’s clip of Grant Fritchey (Blog | @GFritchey) doing a rendition of Blister in the Sun.  Looks like a hit to me.

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

Originally posted 2012-09-18 10:00:18. 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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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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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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“Unofficial” SQLKaraoke From Monday

The official SQLKaraoke event is planned for Wednesday, but that didn’t stop about 40 people from cabbing down to Bush Gardens last night.  There were songs, friends, long islands, and laughter to fill the entire venue. 

We found out a new Bush Gardens pro tip last night.  It turns out the KJ has more than 1,000 songs available that are not listed in the books.  When you come out on other unofficial or official nights, bring your thinking cap and creativity because the song you want he probably has.

Here’s the first video from Monday.  There are others, but I am awaiting permission from the singers before posting them.  Of course, I approve all video taken of myself, usually.  It’s me singing Cecilia in the tune of SQL but with no preparation.

Pro tip #2 for this post – chances are that even tonight on yet another non-SQL Karaoke night that some of us will be at Bush Gardens.

Originally posted 2011-10-11 13:42:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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