Time Spent At Karaoke

Maybe we aren’t singing any Will Smith, but there are a few other songs that fit this bit.  Find a good SQL Karaoke, just plain karaoke, picture?  Send it to pictures@sqlkaraoke.com.

Originally posted 2012-11-02 10:00:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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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

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You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling – Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell (Blog | @tim_mitchell) belting out You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling at Bush Gardens during PASS Summit 2012.

Originally posted 2013-02-12 10:00:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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