Piracy – Karaoke – Conviviality
Friday, August 26
10pm until late
We were going to say something about how it wasn’t enough that those Washington socialists are always trying to redistribute our wealth, now they’re redistributing our seismic events… We were, but then we kind of got sleepy in the middle of even thinking about that and decided instead to write about panda bears. Then we realized that panda bears are cute and all, what with their penchant for doubled names and their reproductive difficulties, but that we actually don’t know anything about panda bears except for their penchant for doubled names and their reproductive difficulties. And we also, of course, had to admit that neither panda bears nor even Washington socialists have much, if anything, to do with singing karaoke in a basement.
So we thought about it some more and realized that there were all sorts of things we could say about this week’s Swap Meet, reasons why this one will be special: First, we are once again graced with the presence of our friend Mr. Ben Miller of the fine state of New York. He was actually the person that originally got us interested in karaoke. Second, it is Betalevel member Heather Parlato‘s birthday this week. We’ll raise a glass to that. Third, another ‘Leveler, Colin Dickey, is imminently leaving town for a while, so we shall send him off in song. Fourth, yet another member of thee sacred order of Beta, Dave Eng, managed not to die this past week. And we are super psyched about that.
So come on down to our basement of karaokeosity, and celebrate all those things with us — and, heck, celebrate panda bears and Washington socialists too! Why not?
What Is It?
Swap Meet is an aperiodic celebration of the cultural commons organized by The Royal Academy of Nuts + Bolts and Superbunker. We have a poorly-organized music exchange, enthusiastically amateur karaoke, and an overall Betalevel open house with snacks and drinks for all.
What to Bring?
- bring: your singin’ voice and dancin’ shoes (optional)
- bring: some storage media and/or some music filez and/or your personal music device of choice (optional)
- bring: drinks, snacks, or a kindly donation (optional)
- bring: a defiant sense of joy in the face of our eroding cultural freedoms (required)
What to Sing?
Here’s the house karaoke list