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 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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Welcome to the Jungle – Christina, Wendy, and Sarah

Here a look on the wild side with Christina Leo (Blog | @christinaleo), Wendy Pastrick (Blog @wendy_dance), and Sarah Strate (Blog | @DanceM0m) belting out a little Welcome to the Jungle.

Originally posted 2013-01-29 10:00:02. 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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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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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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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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Interview with David Maxwell

When you go out to a night of SQL Karaoke, there are a lot of people that you’ll meet.  This week we are interviewing David Maxwell (Blog | @dmmaxwell), I’ve met David a number of times at SQL Karaoke events.  As opposed to myself, David can actually sing; which is not a quality that we all share.  Here’s what David has to say about SQL Karaoke.

Who are you?

David Maxwell, a Production Support DBA from Columbus OH.

When did you first SQLKaraoke?

My first SQL Karaoke experience was SQL Saturday Cleveland in 2011. If figured if I was gonna drive through a blizzard to get there, I was going to make it count.

What is your favorite SQLKaraoke song?

I would have to say Bohemian Rhapsody, with everyone up there, all singing their hearts out.

What is your favorite SQLKaraoke singer?

I could never pick just one.  Mark Vaillancourt (Blog | @markvsql), Jes Schultz Borland (Blog | @grrl_geek), Eddie Wuerch (Blog | @EddieW), Wendy Pastrick (Blog @wendy_dance), Jason Strate (Blog| @StrateSQL)… I know, every time they get up there, it’s gonna be awesome.

Do you SQLKaraoke?

Absolutely. I wouldn’t miss it for anything. Singing, and hanging out with my cool people. What’s not to love?

What are you thinking right “meow”?

That trying to run the MAP toolkit, Foglight, three instances of of SQL and deployment scripts on my management workstation provides an excellent opportunity to answer emails from my laptop.

Anything you want to add?

Tons of people have said this before, so I’m kind of preaching to the choir, but SQL Karaoke is about community, friends, fun… having a good time with people who you can relate to. It’s not about the singing itself, and especially not about singing ability. Get up there and have fun with it, and I hope to see you at the next event.

Want to be interviewed?  Contact Jason Strate through twitter.

Originally posted 2012-09-13 10:00:34. 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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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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