Karaoke on my mind…..
Most people don’t know that Karaoke is the Japanese word for tone deaf. But I don’t think that definition really works for our nights in Atlanta…. Both nights in Atlanta we decided to take part in the sport they call Karaoke. We stayed with Hilary (a friend of Ryan G’s) and apparently she’s almost as big a fan of karaoke as I am. The first night she took us to ‘Southern Comfort’. The best way I can describe ‘Southern Comfort’ is “trucker bar.” The bar sits right behind a big truck stop and when you walk in the shag carpet and wood paneled walls say “the 70’s are back baby!” Ryan G. sang “Cheap Sunglasses” by ZZ top and well the pictures tell the story there….
Our second night we funked up “The 10 High Club.” The crowd was what I like to call ‘small but fierce.’ After the show we had yet another chance to sing some karaoke at the Clermont. The Clermont is an interesting mix of karaoke bar and strip club. Let’s just say that it’s less than classy and like the bar the night before it screamed ‘the 70’s are still here baby!’ We had a blast singing and listening to some interesting characters belting out their favorites. Atlanta was a blast and I’ve gotta say thanks to Hilary for her hospitality and showing us some places we never would’ve seen.
Our next stop was Athens, GA. The show started off with an awesome local band “Tent City.” With fully instrumental originals and cover songs they totally rocked. We finished the night without out a hitch in our usual funky way, making new friends and enjoying the company of some old friends.
The last stop thus far was in Savannah, GA. We played with several other acts in Savannah including a couple one-man bands that were very entertaining. We gained some new fans and friends and as always had a blast. We stayed with Allison another one of Ryan G’s friends who was a great host. Unfortunately Allison’s fish Charlie passed away while we were there. Charlie will be missed, but I think we can rest assured that Charlie is swimming with his old buddies in a better place.
So far we have sung a few songs on and off the Karaoke stage and just really had a great time meeting new people and catching up with old friends. Thanks for reading and always keep it funky!
Hooch (Ryan Stallings)