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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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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Rock N Roll Lifestyle

You’ve been there, you know this is true.  Find a good SQL Karaoke, just plain karaoke, picture?  Send it to pictures@sqlkaraoke.com.

Originally posted 2012-09-28 10:00:25. 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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We Can Do BI – Mark – Rockaraoke

Mark Vaillancourt (Blog | @markvsql) throwing down a BI parody at the Pragmatic Works SQL Rockaroke event during  PASS Summit 2012.

For those looking for the lyrics to record their own rendition, here you go:

Mmmm Dddd Xxxx Dddd Aaaa Xxxx

B I

[spoken]

We’ll do BI if we want to
We can leave OLTP behind
And if we want to look into next week
We can even Data Mine

I say, we’ll do BI if we want to
We don’t just play with cubes
And with PowerPivot and SQL 2012
Tabular is great for noobs.
We’ll do BI

We’ll do BI if we want to
We can leave OLTP behind
And if we want to look into next week
We can even Data Mine

I say, we’ll do BI if we want to
We don’t just play with cubes
And with PowerPivot and SQL 2012
Tabular is great for noobs

We’ll do BI

We’ll make dashboards when we want to
With indicators and KPIs
And especially with that awesome Power View
We can even visualize

Say, with multiples and play axis
Power View is really great
I recommend you start learning it now
So you don’t COME to the party late.

I say, We can slice, We can dice
Everything’s under control
We can slice. We can dice
Security is managed with Roles
We can slice. We can dice
With cool time intelligence, too
We can slice. We can dice
Bringing insight to youououou

We’ll do BI
Yes, we’ll do BI
Yes, we’ll do BI

Mmmm Dddd Xxxx Dddd Aaaa Xxxx
B I

We’ll do BI if we want to
The future is really bright
As long as we use it, never gonna lose it
Everything’ll work out right
I say, we’ll do BI if we want to
Analytics will stick around
Taking data that’s raw, makin’ ya drop your jaw
Providing insights that are sound

I say, We can slice, We can dice
Everything’s under control
We can slice. We can dice
Security is managed with Roles
We can slice. We can dice
With cool time intelligence, too
We can slice. We can dice
Bringing insight to youououou

We’ll do BI x7

Originally posted 2013-02-14 10:00:37. 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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Tik Tok – Jorge and Jason – Rockaraoke

Jorge Segarra (Blog | @SQLChicken) and Jason Strate (Blog | @StrateSQL) killing (as in terrible, or at least Jason is) Tik Tok at the Pragmatic Works Rockarocke during the PASS Summit 2012.

Originally posted 2013-02-07 10:00:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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SQLKaraoke at SQLRally

Are you heading to SQLRally in May?  If so, make sure you check out the SQLKaraoke event.  Last year, a couple unnamed people managed to blow the fuse for the entire block in the middle of song from our group.  This will be a good opportunity to get out and experience what happens when people let loose and enjoy a few songs.

The official event is:

Thursday, May 10 – 7:00pm – 11:55pm

Uptown Bar and Grill
2523 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75201
RSVP

Originally posted 2012-04-13 09:00:17. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Hangin’ With the Cool Kids

One of the perks of attending after hours events such as SQLKaraoke, is getting to hang out with all the cool kids! You will find MVP’s such as Jason Strate (@StrateSQL), Ted Krueger (@onpnt), Jen and Sean McCown (@midnightDBA), Tom LaRock (@SQLRockstar), Tim Mitchell (@Tim_Mitchell), Jorge Segarra (@sqlchicken), Rick Heiges (@heigesr2), Grant Fritchey (@GFritchey), Bill Graziano (@billgraziano) and possibly others I forgot. Please, don’t strike me down if I missed you! You also get a chance to hang out with MCM Denny Cherry (@mrdenny) (though, I’ve heard others may make an appearance too). There are also some really cool Microsoft people like Kathi Kellenberger (@auntkathi), la madre de sqlkaraoke, who are regulars at sqlkaraoke night too. What’s not to love about that list of awesome SQL Peeps?

If you aren’t sure what to do after hours during the PASS Summit week, check out Denny’s blog about it.

Originally posted 2011-09-10 10:24:48. 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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