I’ve written about the best karaoke in the world, Portland’s Baby Ketten Karaoke, many times. I’ve done it here and here and here and here. My friend Jay Horton wrote all about the new all-ketten all the time club here.
It’s big news! Baby Ketten Karaoke is on the scene 7 nights a week on SE Powell, where it all began! Where I met Brophy and his crew, where I sang my first song, I Want Your Sex by George Michael, while wearing a petticoat of some sort (I mean a lot of these are sense memories), where I got drunk and bought a painting of a pitbull, where two sisters waited for an ambulance after one of them bit the other one’s nose sort of OFF, where Klingon Karaoke happened for a while, where I DJ’ed a terrible goth night where an attendee asked me to play the I’m Dead I’m Dead song, all that spirit and magic has swirled together for all the Kettens to meet up. I am getting there as soon as I can and I’ll see you when that happens! Check out the best songbook in the world here!
I’m delighted to come visit my NorCal friends next week to headline two shows at DNA’s comedy lab! If you’ve seen me before at the Santa Cruz festival, this will be all-new material, and I’m bringing the young, vivacious Rick Wood to feature. It’s gonna be a fun, reasonably-priced time, come on out! Tickets here.
Comedy moves quickly, but these bits will get you on all the cool shows and festivals, because everyone’s doin’ em!
Extremely Detailed Solipsism Pretending To Be Mad About Small Things ShockJock (90’s Nostalgia) Fat Guys, Shirts Off If I Yell It, It’s A Punchline I Pooped In Public, A Closer White People Interpreting Rap Lyrics Homeless People Are Weird That Time I Ate Too Much Pot Hillbilly Philosopher (Nihilism in a Trucker Cap)
When you submit your comedy album to Pandora, like I did with my comedy album, Gothic American, they sort your tracks into little pre-written buckets for their algorithm- and the description of the tracks from my album, Gothic American, make a nice little poem about my comedy:
Paradise Lost The Circus/Freaks/Etc. Blues music “All Things Move Towards Their End” The Supernatural The Bible A Gun Greek poetry A small, but surprisingly sharp, knife End of Days The American West/Pioneers/Lawless lands People who were born evil Messed Up Preachers Being Attracted To Women Who Are Married To Someone Else Whom You Then Kill Lots of Murders, misunderstood criminals The Devil Being suspected or discovered to be a murderer Alcohol Jesus Floods Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood Sociopathic Narrators Women and children grieving for lost husbands and fathers Dark-haired ladies Whores A mandolin loop A big big gong Subset: what kind of beautiful dark-haired woman do you want in here?
A. Sad B. Vengeful C. Murderous D. Angelic E. With a heart-shaped face and a west country accent
Names of Small Towns The Pride of the Outsider Motorcycles Trains Childhood Memories Broken Things Drugs A Moment Where You Escaped The Boot On Your Neck And Experienced Real Freedom In A Way Rich Kids Never Will Wrestling Magic the Gathering/D&D Dysfunctional Family Relationships We Never Dealt With Driving Wolves Dogged Optimism Even Though You Know It’ll All Fall Apart Glamorized Alcoholism A-minor Chord Names of Ancient Gods Regionally Specific Trees Lo-Fi Recording Descriptions of How A Girl’s Hair Looks In The Sunset Nostalgia for Things That Went Badly Names of Interstates Not just acoustic guitar- Acoustic AF guitar