Tag Archives: karaoke

Theme Song Thursday:) “Superstar”

5 Apr

“Even the superstars need to be coached once in awhile.”

~Adam Oates

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Another fun night at Delaney’s Irish Pub. Sherri Murphy texted me during the day asking if I was going tonight. Duh? Is the Pope Catholic? She’s such a fun friend. We do impromptu very well. I dropped a batch of brownies at Fire Station 9.

I picked up Helene, and Sherri met us over there later. Sherri loves to sing too. We had a blast.

I never sang “Superstar” before, but it’s such a lovely Carpenter’s song. I need to work on it some more.

https://youtu.be/avDTvhE9eKs

Later, Sherri and I sang “My Guy.” One of my all time favorites.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iaigr5pKbZg

We are NO superstars, but we have SO much fun.

Theme Song Thursday:) The Way He Wears His Hat

29 Mar

“If everyone started off the day singing, just think how happy they’d be.”

― Lauren Myracl

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Another fun evening with a bunch of great friends at karaoke. We really look forward to meeting friends, enjoying friendship, and being silly. Loretta and I planned a song that we would sing to Jerry. Just enough to embarrass him and just enough to show him that we love him. He loved it.

Here’s to the way he wears his hat… and the way WE sing off key. Fun night.

Friday:) Fun Folks, Friends, Food and Karaoke

15 Mar

“I never said I could sing well. I just said I could sing loud, proud and off key.”

~ Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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Thursday night’s, we’ve been going up to Delaney’s Irish Pub for karaoke night. As I’ve mentioned, I love to sing, but when I’m off key or miss a few words, that’s ok. My good friends sitting there aren’t paying attention anyway. And, I really impress them when I sing in Spanish because they have no idea what I’m saying or how he tune goes.

Yesterday, a friend of Paul’s, the DJ, had a friend pop in to sing a song. I have no idea who he was, but wow! He was a great singer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt_93wvhY80

Last week, Marty got up and sang and knocked the socks off the entire place. He’s a regular karaoke guy and has a varied repertoire of songs from oldies to heavy metal rock.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTcaebvq2Cg

I sang a few standby oldies, and even Loretta got up and sang a song with me last night. No video on that…thank goodness.

Theme Song Thursday~ Happy Birthday Miss Loretta

18 Jan

“And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!”

― Audrey Hepburn

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Our little group of single mingle friends went to Delaney’s Pub tonight to check out their new karaoke night. The VFW isn’t doing regular karaoke on Thursday nights anymore, so Miss Pat found a new place for us to go. It’s not really new to us. We meet there the first Monday of the month for dinner, but the karaoke night is new.

My first song of the evening was leading the room in a rousing Happy Birthday song for Miss Loretta. Miss Pat baked all kinds of cookies and I made a bunch of mini cupcakes and a big one for Miss Loretta.

The singing was great and it was good to see the old gang back together again. Happy birthday again, Miss Loretta!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3mE_httnGY

One thing our group can all agree with is,we aren’t getting older, we’re getting better.

Friday:) Fun and Friends at the VFW~ Karaoke Style

17 Nov

” Karaoke isn’t about being a good singer, it’s about having a good time with good friends.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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Last night was our usual karaoke night at the VFW. When I arrived, Doug was the only one from the old gang sitting there alone at the table. I had invited Danny, from the Monday senior center Country Dance group, to join us last week. I was pleasantly surprised that he was already there with a couple of friends at another table. So, they came over and joined us.

The bad part about a small group is… well, there really isn’t a bad part because I got to do a lot of singing and dancing. And poor Doug, generally our only male dance partner, is polite and makes sure all the ladies get a turn dancing. I was the only lady he knew so I got all the dances. Lucky me.

Normally, I get to sing three or four songs at most. Last night, I probably sang seven or eight. We even crashed the stage and did some unsolicited back-up singing and dancing for some unsuspecting crooners. And I wasn’t even drinking. (I don’t drink and drive…NEVER EVER!) It was a fun night.

Theme Song Thursday:) Here Comes the Rain Again

7 Sep

“Into each life some rain must fall, but if you are with friends and family, it doesn’t matter.”

~ Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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“Into each life some rain must fall,

Some days must be dark and dreary.”

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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We had some well needed rain off and on today. It was also garbage day, so I decided to let God rinse out my garbage cans. (I’m so smart) Yesterday, He was kind enough to wash my car. Isn’t it nice when He saves you time and money?

This evening, my weather app sounded a

warning of possible flooding and severe weather in Collin County. I was supposed to meet my friends at the VFW for karaoke. Should I go or stay home? I decided to go anyway because my dear friend Sherri Murphy was going to meet me there. We texted and decided to take a chance. It never did rain.

We arrived at the same time and I asked Bob to take our picture in front of the big green tank.

I told Sherri that I had the perfect caption for our photo…

TONI AND SHERRI GET TANKED AT THE McKINNEY VFW.

Well, even though we braved the possible storms, it turned out that Danny, the DJ had mechanical difficulties and his music hard drive had crashed, so there was no music. Oh no! We all sat in the quiet hall while Danny went somewhere to try and get some help. We thought, maybe we should leave. I took my cell phone, found the Cupid Shuffle on YouTube, and put it next to a microphone. A bunch of us got up to dance.

If you can’t sing, you might as well dance. Then we went home. There’s always next week.

Good to see you Sherri, and thanks for recording our silly dance.

Thursday Night Karaoke:) “Perfidia”en Español

6 Jul

“I’m a huge karaoke person even though I have the worst singing voice. When you love doing something, who cares?”

~Hoda Kotb

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Another fun night of karaoke at the McKinney VFW. Some old faces and some new faces tonight. Okay, I’m not saying your faces are “old.” Well, maybe I am. I have to look in the mirror too, ya know. These faces may be getting old, but we certainly still know how to have fun.

https://youtu.be/lcN4LOhXBw4

I had a few friends come on stage to help me sing. More like make me giggle. I wanted to make a serious video of me singing in Spanish for my sister, but we know how that turned out. This One’s for you, Jo. Thanks Sherri Murphy for recording and not laughing to loud.

Back up singers…

Very fun. Love you guys!