Revised and reprinted by permission of the author and the High Plains Reader.
“What is too silly to be said may be sung — well yes; but what is too subtle to be said, or too deeply felt, or too revealing or too mysterious — these things can also be sung and ONLY be sung.”
– Kenneth Clark, Civilization
“Karaoke is, without doubt, the definitive social equalizer. Regardless of your walk of life, no one is immune to the fear and nervousness of stepping up to a microphone to sing in front of a captive audience. Whether performing for friends, family, work colleagues or complete strangers, the fear of making a complete “ass” of yourself can haunt us all.”