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“Blame It on the Karaoke”

Charlie Barber, Mandan

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.”

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