Hi-Ho, Let’s Karaoke!

This isn’t a long video or post, but it does have a few seconds of why networking after hours at the PASS Summit can be a blast.

Elvira from Jason Strate on Vimeo.

Originally posted 2011-09-06 19:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Posted in PASS Summit, SQLKaraoke | Tagged | Leave a comment

Interview with Colin Stasiuk

SQL Karaoke is a great place to meet up with people in the SQL Server community.  To help lower the bar and get people to come out for the first time, we are meeting a number of the regulars in these weekly interviews.  This week we have Colin Stasiuk (Blog | @ColinStasiuk) who is a great singer and speller.

Who are you? Colin Stasiuk aka @BenchmarkIT aka That Canadian Guy

When did you first SQLKaraoke? 3 years ago at the 2009 PASS Summit

What is your favorite SQLKaraoke song? Anything that I can duet with Aunt Kathi (Kathi Kellenberger – @AuntKathi)

Who is your favorite SQLKaraoke singer? Any group that closed out Bush Gardens at the end of the night (usually 10+ people)

Do you SQLKaraoke? Yes

What was the best SQL Karaoke moment that you’ve experienced? Probably the walk to and from Bush Gardens in 2009…. great people, great stories, great times.

What are you thinking right “meow”? How missing the Summit this year is going to suck ALOT

Anything you want to add? Get involved. If your day is done and you’re back in your hotel room for the night… YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG. You can catch up on sleep… you can’t catch up on #SQLFamily time once you go home.

Want to be interviewed?  Contact Jason Strate through twitter.

Originally posted 2012-10-18 10:00:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Posted in SQLKaraoke | Tagged , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in SQLKaraoke | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Picture – Colin

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

Originally posted 2013-02-28 10:00:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Posted in PASS Summit, SQLKaraoke | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in MVP Summit, SQLKaraoke | Tagged , | Leave a comment

SQLKaraoke at the PASS Summit

It’s just two more weeks until the PASS Summit.  If you’ve been living under a box, you might not have heard about SQL Karaoke.  So, if that’s you, let’s break it all down.

The Movement

A few years back Kathi Kellenberger (Blog | @auntkathi) took Thomas LaRock (Blog | @SQLRockstar) out for a little karaoke.  There were probably others there too, but those two were at the beginning.  Karaoke always involves singing, some good and some bad (duh). Usually drinks are involved too. The drinking and singing (of questionable quality) inspired others to join. SQLKaraoke was born.

Now whenever people get together at SQL events, and there is a little karaoke, we call it SQLKaraoke.  During some of these events, people have recorded the songs and jotted down notes on the occurrence.  That’s where this site comes in, seeing a need to collect this stuff for posterity (mild embarrassment). Www.sqlkaraoke.com is a place to collect what has transpired (provided people approve their videos).

The Event

At the PASS Summit there is always an official SQLKaraoke night.  This helps people know when the best and the worst of humanity can be found at PASS.  This year, SQLKaraoke is on Wednesday, October 12 at 9:30 PM.

As it has been for the past few years, SQLKaraoke is happening at Bush Gardens.

Bush Garden
614 Maynard Avenue S.
Seattle, WA 98104

This quaint establishment features a great KJ and good drinks.  The place is small so come early and reserve yourself a seat.  By 10 PM, expect the establishment to be standing room only.  The KJ also works for tips, so please be as gracious to him as he’s going to be to us.

As has happened the last couple years, the master of ceremonies for SQLKaraoke will be Denny Cherry (Blog | @MrDenny).  Really all that means is he’s running the train, which means saying, “Let’s go!” loudly, to get people down to Bush Gardens.  As an added bonus, Denny has arranged to get two drink sponsors for the event.  The companies NEC and Genesis Hosting Solutions have offered to open the bar to those that have SQLKaraoke wristbands.  For information on obtaining a wristband, that falls into Denny’s lap – he’s the gatekeeper.

The drink wristbands have no effect on being able to get into Bush Gardens, they only bestow special drinking privileges for the night.

The Also Happening

SQLKaraoke isn’t just a one time event at the PASS Summit.  If you miss the first day, there will inevitably be opportunities to join in on nights before and after the official event.  Don’t be afraid to join.  Throw up the hashtag like a gang sign and find out who is with you.

Originally posted 2011-09-27 20:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Posted in PASS Summit, SQLKaraoke | 2 Comments

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

Posted in SQLKaraoke | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in SQLKaraoke, SQLSaturday | Tagged | 1 Comment

Interview with Thomas LaRock

When it comes to SQL Karaoke, someone needs to watch over us and see over the entertainment.  That job has seem to fallen to Thomas LaRock (Blog | @SQLRockstar).  While not often a singer, he sees and knows when the songs, and sometimes the dancing, are good.  Here are his answers to the SQL Karaoke inteview.

Who are you?

The Happymaker

When did you first SQLKaraoke?

In 2006, with Aunt Kathi (Blog | @auntkathi), Todd Robinson (Blog | @DevSQL), and Allen Kinsel (Blog | @sqlinsaneo ) at Bush Gardens.

What is your favorite SQLKaraoke song?

Birthday Sex by the KJ at Bush Gardens

What is your favorite SQLKaraoke singer?

The KJ at Bush Gardens

Do you SQLKaraoke?

I am mostly a voyeur

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

Watching Scott Gleason give the bum’s rush to some dude at Bush Garden

What are you thinking right “meow”?

That answering these questions has distracted me from more serious internet endeavors, like LOLcats

Anything you want to add?

Yes, zeros to the end of my paycheck

Want to be interviewed?  Contact Jason Strate through twitter.

Originally posted 2012-09-27 10:00:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Posted in SQLKaraoke | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Wicked Game by Colin

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

Originally posted 2013-02-21 10:00:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Posted in PASS Summit, SQLKaraoke | Tagged | Leave a comment