2010
05.23

KJPaul hosts Karaoke at Caffeinated Comics once a month on a Saturday from 4pm-8pm. There is a dedicated group of karaoke singers from the SFKM (San Francisco Karaoke Mafia) that show up for the event and there was a good turn out this month. The Karaoke Insider was there doing a live blog feed during the event.

One of the great thing about this karaoke night is that people challenge each other to stretch their repertoire by instigating “Rock Blocks”. There were 4 Rock Blocks this month: The Eurythmics, Elton John, The Culture Club and The Beatles. Here is the complete karaoke playlist.

Singing karaoke in a comic book coffee shop

Karaoke Insider, Ash Wednesday singing at Caffeinated Comics

2010
05.21

KJPaul has a new Facebook Fan Page “Karaoke KJPaul” and it is HOT. There constantly photos and videos being added.

2010
05.03

KJ Paul is posting his nightly karaoke playlists to his “Karaoke in San Francisco” blog. Find out what karaoke songs people been singing! Trying to figure out what to sing? This is a great resource for song ideas. Check it out.

KJ Paul playing Jaminator ultimate air guitar

KJ Paul at Deco Costume Karaoke night

2010
05.03

Want to become a KJ?

So you want to become a KJ (Karaoke Jockey). Here is a great article in the West Palm Beach Examiner on what it takes.

2010
05.01

Glenny Kravitz presents: The 2010 SFKM KARAOKE PROM CRUISE.

We set sail at 6pm on Saturday, May 15, 2010.

It’s karaoke prom time again karaoke addicts. This time I decided to have it “on a motherfriggin boat!” So bring your prom date and your “flippy floppies because this ain’t Sea World this is as real as it gets.”

This is a karaoke prom on a boat on the bay…how could it not be great. Dress in your crazy prom bestest and have a blast. The will be 2 floors of action on the boat with a full bar on board. Lots of karaoke acts and ridiculous fun…if you have not been to an SF Karaoke Mafia event, you are in for quite a treat. If you are logged into Facebook you can see who is attending and lot others know you plan to attend on the Facebook event.

Purchase tickets here

Karaoke will be on the main floor upstairs with rotating KJ’s Glenny Kravitz, Paul Dejong and Kendo. The lower deck will be reserved as a lounge area with an additional karaoke station to ensure you get your reps in for the night. DJ Billtron will also be spinning the funky beats in the lounge area for those who want to dance.

So you better start planning on who you will bring to prom and what outfit you will be sporting. Hint: for those who missed the first karaoke prom. Rebecca Perry stole the show with her pregnant prom outfit complete with fabricated 9 month belly poking out of the dress. Get creative and be prepared for picture taking.

Boarding time: 6:30 pm May 15, 2010
Cruise time 7-10pm
Location: 525 Embarcadero West Oakland Ca 94607 (Behind Bevmo)
Cost: $40 per person (includes hot and cold appetizers)
You can bring wine but there is a $12 corkage fee.
A full bar will be open during the event.

Afterparty: I’m thinking that many of you will still want to party around 11pm. I’ve chosen (Heinold’s first and last chance Saloon) 48 Webster St.
Walking distance from the boat in Jack London Square. Afterparty people should gather near BevMo after the boat returns.

There is a safe parking garage nearby with very reasonable rates. Carpooling is highly recommended.

Parking Garage: 101 Washington Street (only 1 block away from the ferry location)

Celebrationsonthebay.com

Here is a description of the boat:

The “Bay Celebrations” is a two deck, riverboat style vessel powered by twin engines. Its two decks are comprised of a fully enclosed main deck and partially enclosed upper deck, whch is fully enclosed for winter months. There is room for a band or D.J., and dancing. Wheel chair access with deck level boarding. Full bar service and state-of-the-art sound system.
Type of Vessel: Riverboat style with decoarative paddle wheels and a gang plank.
Motors: Twin deisel motors for propulsion and a 20 KW generator.
Max no. Passengers: 149
Comfortable no. Passengers: 100 for dinner, 120 for cocktails and site seeing.

2010
04.28

KJ Paul will be hosting karaoke at El Rio tonight and the line up is insane…Karaoke, Lube wrestling and White Chicken Chilly!

The karaoke in the front room is totally off the hook see photos in this group! The karaoke is free.

There will be white chicken chilly in the back yard courtesy of the @SFsouplady.

There will be Queer Girl Lube Wrestling in the back room.

Jumping while singing at El Rio

El Rio karaoke craziness! Go ahead and jump, may as well jump...air guitar jamming in the background!

Here is the El Rio calendar from elriosf.com for tonight:

Totally Fabulous Happy Hour 5pm – 9pm:
Well and Pints for $3; Bloody Mary Pints $5; You STELLA and GUINNESS fans should bring it on cause we are not messing around…

OMG! Karoake no$- front room:
Gay men in uniform, tutu’d dogs and little ladies with guns- Karoake ElRio Style!!!! 8p till we get tired.

Queer Girl Lube Wrestling- Benefit SF AIDS Foundation:
Queer girls lube wrestling will be the main feature, and a raffle in the back room!

2010
04.26

KJPaul scored the ultimate air guitar while strolling down Valentia Street Sunday April 25th while on the way to Dolores Park. There were a bunch of sidewalk sales happening on Valentia Street that day, mostly cloths, books and knickknacks, but the corner of 21st and Valencia was the ultimate prize; a Jaminator!

The Jaminator is a late 80′s version of Guitar Hero a little before its time. It is the ultimate Air Guitar. It lets you play lead guitar riffs on top of well-known songs. There are cartridges that store songs and riffs in ROM; each cartridge contains five songs, a few digitized instruments, and dozens of riffs. The riffs are selected by holding down a fret button with your left hand and tapping one of the string buttons with your right hand. It will then play a lead guitar riff that is harmonious with the selected song. There are also drum pads and a small keyboard if you want to spread your talents around.

It makes an amazingly beautiful air guitar. It feels amazing in your hands and is just down right fun to play.

Patrick holding the Jaminator Ultimate Air Guitor
Patrick Malony holding the Ultimate Air Guitar, the Jaminator at a Dalva Karaoke Bar night!

You can see more photos of the Jaminator in action in the KJPaul jaming on the Jaminator blog post on the SF KJ Paul Karaoke blog.

I had a sneaky suspicion that there was some link between Atari games and the Jaminator. One of the many clues was the phone jack sync. Low and behold, one Google search later and the proof was found! Worlds of Wonder or WoW, the creator of the Jamintor was a founded by former Atari employees!

Jaminator Atari Game clue
Jaminator Atari Game phone jack sync clue

The Jaminator also make the ultimate air saxophone and the girls will go crazy when you play it!

Jaminator as an air saxophone
Results of playing the Jaminator as a karaoke air saxophone!

And if you decide that you absolutely need a Jaminator of your very own, you can buy one online for a mere £120- at Jaminator.com.

2010
04.24

Kestrin Pantera and Jonathan Charles Grubb, founders of the RVIP Lounge & Karaoke were married amongst family, friends and plenty of fanfare, first in Carmel and then again at Flora Grubb Gardens, in San Francisco, April 2-3, 2010.

Kestrin and Jonathan originally met when Kestrin pulled up with her car at Burning Man and saw KJPaul setting up his karaoke bicycle. Kestrin later did a 7 hour karaoke cruise on the karaoke bicycle singing acapella for hours after the computer battery died. Kestrin and Johnathan formally started dating several karaoke parties later and now the are married! The wedding was covered by the New York Times. Here is the New York Times article.

Kestrin and Jonathan wedding at Flora Grubb Gardens
Kestrin and Jonathan wedding at Flora Grubb Gardens

2010
04.11

KJ Paul hosted karaoke on the {RV}IP Lounge at the SWSX in Austin March 12-16, 2010 and the event was picked up by the Wall Street Journal. Although you can’t see KJ Paul in the video, he is the one who set up the sound and was running the show. The {RV}IP Lounge is an amazing experience and SWSX was a huge success. Here is the article in the WSJ.com.

Singing karaoke in the RVIP Lounge

Singing in the {RV}IP Lounge at SWSX 2010

2010
03.31

Put on a costume from the costume rack and take it off while singing your favorite song…or come prepared and do your own little karaoke strip show…or put on a wig and sunglasses and sing your song…or just enjoy the Porn-E-Oke* and Costume strip show. It is all fun. Prizes for the best show.

There is a costume rack with cloths for you to ware, there is porn playing behind the karaoke text on screens throughout the bar, there are five rooms, there is a pool table, there is a full bar with great drinks, the crowd is mixed and super sweet; the Deco Lounge is an amazing place! Even if you are not a karaoke singer this is a super fun night out.

Porn-E-Oke and Costume Strip Show action shot

* Porn-E-Oke is the fabulous Chicken John creation that mashes karaoke and porn on a single screen for your distraction and dismay.

Deco Lounge, 510 Larkin near Turk
April 1, 2010 (every 1st Thursday)
9pm-2am
No cover
hosted by KJPaul