What started in Japan in the '80s has, over the years, come to practically infest our fair city with poor renditions of yesterday's hits. And why not? Everyone loves to watch other people make fools of themselves. See, I've found that for maximum entertainment, the trick with karaoke is not to sing as well as you possibly can, but with as much tuneless and tone-deaf harmony as you can muster, being sure to botch the lyrics with swear words and humorous twists. Of course, there are those who take it seriously, but that's probably not you.
So here's our guide to karaoke in Albuquerque. We were sure to keep in mind that going to places you typically don't is part of karaoke's beauty. (Silver Fox Lounge, anyone?) If we've left anyone out, please contact us so you can be a part of our website. Now I will sing Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart."
Caravan East, 6 p.m., 265-7877
District, 9 p.m., 243-0003
Ned's on the Rio Grande, 9 p.m., 243-5100
Retro's Bar, 8:30 p.m., 292-2038
Our Place II, 9 p.m., 890-6890
Sidelines, 8 p.m., 897-4633