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Linda’s First Karaoke Song

Linda’s First Karaoke Song

  Linda singing karaoke on our Honeymoon, on Cape Cod, early June 1993

Two nights after we had gotten engaged, only four nights after we had met;
We went to my favorite karaoke place, where I was a seasoned vet!
But Linda had never been to one, her nerves were all on edge;
I said, “Honey, you will have no problem”, to her I made that pledge!
.
For we had sung some songs together, on the radio and at “The Dance”;
Where only six short days ago, we had found our true romance!
She said, “I am ready now to do this, and conquer all my fears”;
I said, “Sweetheart, you will knock them dead, now go and sing my dear’!
.
My friend the DJ Joey, smiled and handed her the mike;
She pulled her neckline to let some air in, said “I hope what I sing you like”!
The audience all waited, to hear her do the song;
It took them not long to realize, that on stage did she belong!
.
When her gifted performance ended, they gave her ovations very loud;
She was an instant star sensation, and had wooed all in the crowd!
That was almost twenty-six years ago, and she still can belt one out;
The crowds are still all cheering, “Bravo”, they always shout!
.
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                                 I remember well
                  The first time that you made love
                               To a microphone

 

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Dean Kuch

Having been in a band named BUZzsawW for seven years, I love to Karaoke.
I sing hit tunes from the Eagles, Pure Praire League, The Moody Blues, among others.
The same cover songs we performed when I was with the band.
One never grows tired of hearing the applause.
The BOOs, I can do without, heh-heh.
Nicely penned, Larry. I would've loved to have been there.
~Dean  ツ ♥♫♪♪♫♥

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Larry Ran

Dear Dean,

You can "be there" now.  The next time you come to Centerville, we can all get together for dinner and karaoke.  We know some really nice spots close by.  How many years ago were you in the band?  I was in two groups, not very successful, when I was younger.  When I met Linda in Boston in the Fall of 1992, I was doing karaoke many nights a week, including some competitions.  My favorite song to sing is "This Magic Moment" by Jay And The Americans.  That one I always tell people, that I can sing as well as Jay Black.  But when it comes to "Cara Mia", ain't no way I can hit those notes.  Linda's favorite song is The Rose, which she does a great job with too.
Can't wait to get together.

Love,
Linda and Larry xxx

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Cherie Leigh

Hi dear Larry....I can almost see the scene.  I would be so nervous to do what Linda did....and she won their affection with her voice..that is cool!  I had a party one Christmas at my house with karaoke set up...and I had practiced a song that I had planned to do at the party...I mean I sang it over and over and wanted to get it right...but then the night of the party, I froze up....I let everyone else sing and I made myself busy in the kitchen cleaning up all the dishes and desserts and just listened to all the fun.  When I finally cleaned all the dishes, I decided I would go try, but then everyone was starting to leave and I missed the fun!  ;(  I am so cautious in life and miss out sometimes....I don't  know why I am like that...I am proud of Linda for going for it and having fun...gaining fans..lol  Thanks for sharing. xo Love n Hugs

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Larry Ran

Dear Cherie,

I have the perfect song you should have sung, judging from where you ended up, instead of out with all the singers.  It's called "Someones In The Kitchen With Dinah".  Of course, we could have changed the name to Cherie.  Then, everyone could have joined you there, and listened as you, "Whistled While You Worked".  Getting serious, we both know how intimidating it can be to sing your first karaoke song, and break the ice.  But once you have done it, you find yourself wanting to sing more and more songs.  When people at karaoke have stage fright, a group of us will bring them up and we sing "Elvira", which always seems to end their angst.

All our love,
Linda and Larry xxx

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Greg Etsell

SOME DAY I WOULDLIKE TO COME TO AND SEE YOU AND DEAN I THINK IT WOULD BE FUN

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Larry Ran

Dear Greg,

We would love to have you.  Dean lives a little more than an hour away from us, but he comes to Centerville often to visit with his father.
It would be a real blast for the four of us to get together.

Love,
Linda and Larry xxx

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