bears witness to celebrations of Dads everywhere
on Father's Day Sunday the 18th.
Three days later, on the 21st we all get to celebrate
the 1st day of Summer!
St. Jean Baptiste Day falls on Friday the 24th.
...and the full moon will grace us on Sunday
the 11th (definately a good night to come out
to Swizzles and howl at the moon with dog).
now for some unusual (I
swear I'm not making these up) observances:
Days: 6 & 7
-Upsy Daisy Day: 8
-Blame Someone Else Day: 13
-Intl Skeptics Day: 13
-World Sauntering Day: 19
-Take Your Dog to Work Day 20
-Join Hands Day: 21
-Pick Up Some Litter Day: 21
-Let It Go Day: 23
-Creation of the Senses Day: 24
-Decide to Be Married Day: 27
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enjoy their own personal BLOG
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like to encourage all our members to put a little
something together (profile, interests, a few
musings, stuff that you'd like to share). As ours
is essentially a community that actually meets
in the real world.
The forum and blogs help to break the ice with
people who you regularily see on the periphery
but haven't yet gotten to know (or might not have
previously known that you'd like to get to know
take a wee bit of time and put a small blog together,
maybe copy an entry or two from one of your other
blogs here to save you the time.
love to hear and see from you.
Adding your birthday to the Calendar
is easy. Simply add your birthday to your
profile when you join the forum
and it will automatically appear on the calendar
You can also add special events such as
your birthday party. Let us all know where and
when you will be celebrating.
is a great way to get to know the people you see
at many of the shows. It is also the 1st place
to learn about special events, parties, newest
songs and what's happening in the community. Keep
up on the latest news, weather & sports...uh...songs,
shows & events.
us a line when you register so we can give you
access to the special areas for our local singers
-the PALS Zone-.
Who's your daddy? Who's your daddy?
Better find out soon 'coz father's day is coming
up Sunday the 18th and the first day of summer
is officially the 21st of June.
And don't forget "Take
Your Dog to Work Day on the 20th".
This Monday is the last day to qualify at Swizzles
for the Canadian National Karaoke Championships.
The semi-finals begin the following week. There
are only 3 weeks left to qualify at O'Brien's.
More prizes have been added including a 2nd recording
package worth $10,000.
Thirsty Toad Wednesday karaoke night kicked
off last week to a great turnout and a fabulous
library was updated last month. You can
see all libraries at a glance or see each specific
library listed by artist or title as well as french
song library and children's songs.
over 270 registered members, it's
a great way to get to know many of the people you
see at the various d&p shows.
The forum is also the 1st place to learn about special
events, parties, newest songs and what's happening
in the community often the
same day we do. We post the newest songs to
the forum the day they arrive (although it may take
several more days to get the information on the
website or printed in the new additions songbooks).
Canadian National Karaoke Championships
202 Sparks St.
with the Wiley Coyote
Summer evenings on the Sparks Street Patio
41 York St.
Join the dog for a great howl at the moon
Gotta love the balcony overlooking the Market...and
oh the beautiful people!. Bartenders Matt
& Donnie are always upbeat, quirky &
1145 Heron Rd.
National Karaoke Championships
2 - June 13 - qualifying rounds
June 20 semi finals - top 20 males
June 27 semi finals - top 20 females
July 4th - Finals
Fridays -9:30pm-1:30am w/Hound
-9:30pm-1:30am w/Dog O'Brien's
has a long standing reputation as "the
place" to hold that stag, bachelor, &
1475 Richmond Rd.
absolutely rocks every Thursday
with The Super-Hound
Thursdays also feature $10 pitchers.
THE ROOFTOP PATIO IS OPEN!
SPORTS BAR (Ottawa)
344 Richmond Rd.
FREE parking & NTN
1982 St. Joseph Blvd.
Last Thursday Every Month
Party: June 29th
National Karaoke Championships
10 - May 29 - qualifying rounds
June 5 semi finals - top 20 males
June 12 semi finals - top 20 females
June 19 - Finals
The ONLY venue to offer ALL 3 Libraries!
8:00pm -12:30 w/Dog -
9:30-1:30 w/Kitty -
- Library #9¾
the Dusty Owl Poetry Group the 3rd Sunday
of every month for a special featured
reader & open stage 5pm before karaoke.
1344 Bank St.
2nd floor patio, karaoke on the upper level
Don't miss Wednesdays at 9pm with our
added 100's of new songs to all libraries last month
pretty much every single month). This month we added
a bunch of new French songs as well. [see
latest additions here]
LIBRARY Updated May, 2006 ***
View all the libraries at a glance.
Find Your Favorite Library:
Swizzles & Royal
use at: Swizzles,
use at: Swizzles
board to keep up on the latest news,
weather & sports...uh...songs, shows & events.
Do's and Donts Of A Vocal Performing Competition
Courtesy of The Canadian National Karaoke Coalition
fielded questions from singers wondering what they
could or should have done to improve their score
in a competative environment. It's often not enough
to sing well. Remember that a singer is a performer.
It is imperative you appeal to your audience. This
can be accomplished many ways. You might be a singer
that emotes strong feelings and draws the audience
into the song with you. You may be a singer that
gets an audience on their feet, feeling good and
having fun. You may have a unique look, sound or
style but no matter what your strength, you, like
all entertainers, must find a way to combine your
vocal talent with stage appeal.
Here are a few simple guidelines to help you do
Song choice is very important!
- Choose a song that holds meaning for you,
that you can relate to and are able to convey its
meaning to your audience.
- Choose a song that is reasonably well known
over an obscure selection.
- Avoid choosing a song that is too popular otherwise
you risk boring your audience.
- Choose a song with some variation such as tempo,
range, or key to keep your audience interested.
- Avoid choosing songs that are too long.
- Avoid choosing songs that are too slow. A fun,
upbeat song is often more memorable than a heartfelt
- If you have more than one song choice, mix them
up a bit to show your range and versatility.
-Show your versatility.
-Use pitch, intonation, tonal control and dynamic
range (from soft to loud) to showcase your abilities
and to add some variety to your performance.
-Sometimes, less is more. If you have the ability
to hit a note so high only a dog could hear or are
able to fill a room with sound without a microphone
remember, it is far more impressive to show a dynamic
shift from soft to loud or low to high rather than
maintaining a single sound throughout your performance.
Give your audience variety.
-Highlight your strengths and downplay your weaknesses.
Modify the song and melody to your advantage. If
you can not hit a particular note without sounding
shrill or flat, it is best to arrange the song to
avoid that note.
- Release your inner entertainer. It is seldom
enough to simply stand in one place and sing.
Try swaying to the music if you can not dance
or train yourself to walk about the stage while
- Use body language to help convey the song's
meaning but avoid clichés like pointing to
your eyes or your heart.
- Consider props and costumes to enhance your
- Sing to your audience. Make eye contact whenever
- While glancing is fine, avoid singing to the monitor(s).
- Have fun with your performance and the audience
- Be respectful to your fellow competitiors
- Do not distract competitiors by speaking loudly
during their performances
- Whether you win or lose, be graceful.
Best of luck to you and remember to have fun!
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Shows for June 2006