I wish this thread was a joke... but I am dead serious here. I have a bandmate (and I am related to him, as well) who absolutely loves karaoke. Now, when I say he loves karaoke, I don't mean he enjoys going out, having a few beers, and singing some fun songs.. I mean, the dude acts like he's playing Radio City Music Hall when he gets up on the karaoke stage at this local karaoke dive. He is one of our lead singers, and he has a great singing voice. I mean, absolutely great singing voice. He has plenty of experience playing in bands. He's not an amateur, or a beginner, or some karaoke hack who wants to play in a "real band". Dude has the goods. Problem is.... he spends more time at karaoke than he has ever thought about rehearsing with us, or hitting the woodshed. He goes to this ridiculous karaoke bar here in town, and he has dragged me out a few times. When I went, I was amazed at what I saw.. -He made a huge ordeal about what song he was going to sing. He ended up picking out a song, and then proceeded to go up to the karaoke dj, and asking him which KEY the song was in, on the karaoke version before he put the song in. He then asked the karaoke dj to find him a song in the key of "G" by "insert artist name" (I forgot now what song he was even asking about). Once the karaoke dj told him the keys are not listed on the cd, he just sat there talking about how the karaoke cd makers need to pring the song key on the back of the cd or in the liner notes (liner notes... lol). -So finally, he picks a song, and takes a HUGE risk by not knowing if the song he is putting in is in D or actually in G. So before he gets up to sing, some girl comes up and tells him she wants him to sing "Islands in the Stream" with her. He asks her what key the song is in. I burried my face on the table and died laughing. She had no clue, but he agreed to do it. -So before he gets up to sing "Islands in the Stream" he asked me if I could refresh him on the words. I was like, "dude, the words are on the screen". He said, he needed to be prepared better, so he GOOGLED the lyrics on his phone. After that he asked me to come into the bathroom with him. I was like, ok.. whatever I gotta pee, no big deal. He then asked me "how does my hair look". I was like, "whatever", and went to pee. He proceeded then to spend the next 5 minutes styling his hair with a comb and sink water. -So when time came to sing the song, he actually NAILED the song. Him and this girl sounded great. Everyone clapped. When he got back to the table, he asked me "did I sound like s***". I was like, "dude, NO... were at karaoke.. who gives a crap.. the guy before you just butchered 'Cum on Feel the Noize', while his hearing aids were feeding back through the PA. He then told me that when he gives live performances that you never know who is watching. I told him that no one in the history of mankind has been discovered singing karaoke and been signed to a deal. He then told me the Asian guy from Journey. I wanted to punch him by now. Every song is this much drama btw. Any suggestions on bringing this guy back to reality, and making him as serious about our band as he is karaoke. I am laughing at half of this, and understand its not the end of the world, but he is getting out of control with karaoke.. esp. for a guy who has actually been in a ROAD BAND before.