And speaking of parties, I’ve just discovered the wonderful world of midi karaoke. Want to sing?

1: Go here to download an excellent free karaoke player
2: Go here to download lots of songs
3: Go buy a microphone and hook it up to your computer

There are 1000’s of .kar files out there to choose from (a .kar file is a midi-file with lyrics in it, meaning the player can play the song AND show the lyrics karaoke-style). Here are a few of my favourites:
* Sting, We’ll be together
* Simon and Garfunkel, Mrs. Robinson
* Leonard Cohen, Suzanne
* Billy Idol, White wedding

It’s amazing that singing has been a huge part of every single human culture that exists, but now it’s almost disappeared entirely. We pay other people to sing for us, and they do a great job, but I believe we’ere losing something. There’s something about singing that ties people together. The indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar once said, that if he could only keep one of the practices that he recommends (like meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, etc.), he’d hang on to singing.

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