For the last four years I have organized my birthday party around karaoke singing. I am a big fan of karaoke and have my own machine (thanks to my parents). The first two years we all went to a bar with a DJ. However, I got a bit fed up with the sophomoric humour of the DJ and realized I could use an on campus cafe free. This worked so well last year that I decided to do it again this year. I invited friends from various facets of my life (with the help of facebook, but most of the people who came were from my department at UofT.
Here is a group shot from the middle of the evening, when I realized I had forgotten to take pictures.
We have around the table (starting at the bottom and going clockwise), Mike Thicke, Ernest Ho, Victor Boantz, Brian Leung, Isaac Record, Mark Lawerence, Keynyn Bryce, Pam Olley (my mom), and Anthony Kulic. Meanwhile, my friends Sebastian and Brigit find out how hard it is to sing a song, with only a lyric sheet and not following the bouncing ball on a screen.
Here Brigit and Keynyn are at the mike, singing "Working for the Weekend." Mark Lawrence is in the background.
Here Isaac is looking over what I had in my collection. Brian does not do Karaoke.
Here my mom gives her regards and Mike and Anthony are talking about something...
My mom singing "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."
Isaac and I, singing something from John Denver, not very well unfortunately.
In the first one I have ducked down to adjust something, I think we were all singing John Denver. That is my Dad Richard Olley on the right.
I believe this is my mom and dad singing "When I'm Sixty-Four."
My mom was singing something but I forget what. It made me want to dance though.
I think my dad was singing a duet with my mom again...
What can I say, when I feel the music I have to move.
We are definetly singing something from the Sound of Music, but I am not sure if it is "My Favourite Things" or "The Sound of Music." I did not know those songs as well as I thought.