Good People, Cool Things
Good People, Cool Things

Episode 111 · 5 months ago

111: Karaoke Stories and Travel Tales with The Greatest Song Ever Sung (Poorly) Podcast

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

You step up to the mic, perhaps with weak knees or sweaty palms. Maybe you feel mom's spaghetti on your breath as you inhale deeply, ready to impress the world. 

No, we haven't stumbled into the set of 8 Mile. Adam Wainwright and Ed Cunard are the hosts of The Greatest Song Ever Sung (Poorly) podcast, a show that takes karaoke exactly as seriously as it should be taken. 

We're chatting about some of their favorite karaoke memories, the worst songs they've ever done, and tips to help you excel onstage or while giving any kind of public speaking performance.

Good people cool things as a podcast feature and conversations with entrepreneurs, writers, musicians and other creatives. Get inspired by their stories to do your own cool thing, and here's your host, Joey held. Welcome to good people, cool things. Today's guests are Ed Conard and Adam wainwright. They are hosts of the podcast the greatest song ever sung poorly. Let see you. Maybe you can guess from the title. It's all about Karaoke. They've ineverd Karaoke Aficionados like yours truly, as well as musicians comedians. Their second season kicked off with an interview with Frank Turner, who is a fantastic musician with highly recommend checking all of those shows out. Obviously, listening to this podcast, you'll get a great feel for what the show sounds like. Ed, Adam and I are chatting all about what makes for a good Karaoke performance, some under rated karaoke song, some good gems, how they got started in this wacky world, some of the strangest compliments they've gotten and so much more. It's a blast. I had a lot of fun with the conversation and I know you will enjoy listening to it as well, and while you're doing so, if you want to support the show, head on over to good people, cool thingscom pick up a copy of my book hit of some March, get yourself nice and cozy and buckle up into this conversation with Adam and ad to start off, for people who aren't familiar, elevator. Yes, see someone who's done their homework. Give us your elevator pitch. Yeah, both to have answers. I do. I want to hear from both you. Your name's, your elevator pitch and what type of elevator we're riding on. Well, I'll start Ed, since and was so excited about the elevator. Yet we've started. We've started Ed, so I'm just going to take we're on the elevator, but we haven't pushed the button yet, so I feel it's gone. You're gone. You can get the next ride. I got this one. We're going up. Okay, so, hello everybody, my name is Adam wayin right, my pronouncer, he him and the elevator pitches. Basically we add and I host. You started a podcast in the pandemic and we just love talking to people about Karaoke, but more than anything we like talking with people that are just bring joy and are exploring whatever the means to them and their walks of life, whether it be creatively finding joy or finding joy the personal lives or in their work, and I think that just goes a long way. So the type of elevator were on Marseilles an elevator positivity that we're trying to shoot as high as we possibly can, which is why it was so amazing when Joey asked us to join us here. So, and I'm passing the positivity elevator to you. You can write it or not. What do you choose? I have my own elevator. Thank you. My elevator pitch for the podcast is pretty simple. It's we're a show that takes Karaoke exactly as seriously as it should be taken, meaning seriously. Even I'm you's easily just trying to have a good time like you would have...

...a karaoke night. My elevator is an Antique Otis Elevator in an art deco building from the s wildly different types of rides, but I am excited to be along for both of them. Now, obviously you two both have a lot of karaoke experience. We kind of discussed this on your podcasts, which, let's give a shout out to the greatest song ever sung poorly. What's your earliest Karaoke memory, then? What do you first remember of picking up a mic and singing, whether it was in front of a hundred people? Are One person. I'm going to get killed for telling the story, but growing up I worked at a resort in the POCONOS and working there meant that I could get into the bar there even though I was sixteen seventeen at the time. So a friend of ours and my little brother and I all went one night. I don't remember what I sang, which I find kind of criminal. I remember that our friend Eddie Sang beyond the sea by Bobby Darren. But driving to school every day my little brother would always do a nearly pitch perfect rock sand by the police if it came on the radio, like great falsetto everything, and I mean he's a big manly kid, just hitting those real high notes. So it's like well, you should do that. He's like yeah, absolutely, and he gets the most stage fright when he got up there that he sang it in a strict rocks and you don't have to wear that dress tonight. It was bad. It was probably not as bad as some of the things I've done, but the best part of that was when he got off the stage. There was like an old lady in the audience who was just so enthusiastic about him getting out there and doing it, and she's like, that was a lovely song. Do you sing that song to your mother? She clearly didn't hear the worst. That's my very first Karaoke experience, but I did not become a karaoke addicts until I met this tall drink of water that we are sharing in the space with today. It's true, Adam glad, I was a little rope you into the world. My earliest karaokee memory is ironically tied to yours, Joe. It was a relay for life. I was Ludacrous Sin Yeah, by U share. When I really started to become a thing for me was in my format of adult years, because I feel like when you're younger it's tough to like get into do Karaoke. It's just not it's like a weirdly not super accessible thing unless you're of the age to drink. So I was actually doing a service here with Americorps, the National Civilian Community Corps. We were based out of Sacramento, California, at an old retired Air force base. is where we were all living. So there was about two hundred eighteen to twenty four year olds all living and kind of the same place. And we can walk across is very busy street called Watt Avenue and there was this little dive bar called Harvey's across the street. It was a biker bar, service bar. So there was the bikes called the clampers, and there were all the a miracorps,...

...you know, younger people, all hanging out together, inglorious harmony. We jammed about a hundred people into a twenty four person Max Capacity Space and one of the bikers actually ran karaoke. His name was Shrek and you made friends with the owner, they could call up Shrek struck would come on and do carry it. That's where I discover I could see johnny cash. That's where I discovered did. I just love the atmosphere that I created and from there it just kind of like went on a wild, wild wild ride for me and that was so interesting that you like a great note that without a bar, it is kind of hard to get into Karaoke. I was thinking my I think the second Karaoke memory I have was it a six flags in the outskirts of the Greater Chicago land area, six flags grant America. Shout out a friend and I did fat lit by some forty one. But again that was, you know, an area with a lot of children around. Maybe not even the best sucks for crowd, but you know, we had a good time. Now Ed you mentioned that Adam kind of pulled you into this world. So let's take us back to that moment where you two first met for the first time. Did you know you've turned into a successful podcast some day now? We certainly did not know that, because I I don't even think podcasts were really a thing back then. It was. It would have been two thousand and nine or so. Adam moved up to where I was going to grab school. We work together, we became friends. He invites me to Karryoke one night. I'm like a dude, I can't sing, and that was accurate at the time. I could not say, but he's like now, come on, it'll be fun. So the first song that I did as a regular Karaoke Goer was, let me clear my throat, by BIS, Mr Key. That I do remember. Yeah, and you definitely could not sing back then, but it was okay because like that kind of just a pit up, like epitomize. Would later you become love and it developed and you've learned to sing since then. I'll give you credit. But that was a trip, though, because this turned into like an obsession for us. Right around this time. I got on board. We became very close friends. Karaoke was kind of what our friendships circled around initially and a kind of blossomed from there. But we got to the point where we discovered that we could do some hip hop songs together. That turned into a thing. We became most local celebrities for our version of it's tricky by run DMC. People knew us and would like identify us when we were out in town, like Oh, you're those guys, that dude that like yeah, that's Hous high and we we you know, we start going. We I think we had at least what three nights guaranteed that we go out every week and it we pulled off the perfect week once where we did Karaoke seven times in a week. Seven Times, seven different towns, seven different bars. Yeah, that's going to ask. Yeah, it's a all over the world. That sounds like that. Well, the western Pennsylvania area at the time, but that was the western Pennsyli we've that's basically the world and at the point. Yeah, yeah, now, and I feel like you kind...

...of touched on this with the compliment that your brother got, but I find it Karaoke people give very specific and kind of like odd compliments sometimes. So you're wellknown in in the Karaoke world. So what's a strange compliment that you've got? I can't share the one that just popped to mind. I think Adam knows exactly what I'm talking about because he was there for that one. I think it was during that perfect week when we went to that really divy country bar and the person told us we did something really well in a way that we had would have preferred not to have heard. But I think the strangest thing that anyone ever said to me in I'm not I haven't been nagged very often in a bar, and somebody once said, you know, I didn't think you were that attractive until I saw you do Karaoke, but now you're kind of hot and I'm like thanks, back at a compliment. Adam, do you have any good strange moments? Just be added, you are kind of hot, so it's fair. They were right there right I don't. I don't have any like specific compliments. So the strangest thing that's happened to me while doing karaoke, though, is I determined when I moved. So we've formed this relationship in Indiana, like in the Enna Pennsylvania, and I was moving to Kentucky and the Indiana area. I was moved the the state of Indiana from the town of Indiana. It was a whole thing, but so I went. We we had a normal karaoke spot on Wednesday night always got packed. was like this double level bar. They're probably a hundred people there that night either saying goodbye me or just hanging out, and I wanted to make a cry that night. Was What my plan was. So I had a very specific song I went to sing. Well, they didn't have a karaoke. It was a johnny cash singing will meet again. So they didn't have a karaoke. The version didn't exist. So we knew the Karaoke dj well enough that he just let me sing at Acapella. So I sag Johnny Cash Acapella to a group of a hundred people in this bar. And that wasn't the strange heart. The strange part is what happened after I started singing pin drop quiet like in this busy bar. All of a sudden it was quite I don't know, like I'm a performer. This is one of that like hobbies I have outside of podcasting in Karaoke. I've never been fruit more freaked out on a stage like that. Was the weirdest thing. Like I to hear a bar who pin drop quiet like bonkers and it succeeded. I openly wept. Yes, I want I got it. I did it not a try, and the audience, I'm sure I have doing after that. It was it was something. It's something I'll never had. That feeling and that moment is just something you never forget. It's like one of those like odd things that kind of just sticks out and we'll, oh, carry with me. Yeah, yeah, that's fantastic. And you mentioned the...

...performance aspect of it. Obviously both of you very comfortable on stage, and maybe not your brother so much, but for people you know that I feel like almost every time I go to Karaoke with someone new, someone in the group is like, I don't know if I should do a song, like I don't know if I want to go up there. So for people that are maybe a little more they have the stage fright or they're a little less comfortable, they haven't done Karaoke as much, what's kind of one of your got tips that you'd offer them? Well, if I'm there in the scenario, my go do thing is, hey, listen, if you get up there and saying whatever you want to saying, I'll sing whatever song you pick out for me, whether I know it or not, and that often does egg somebody on to the point where they'll get up and do it. But my thing is everyone has a song in their heart and that song in their heart is probably something they sing in their car or sing in their shower. Making something that you know, make it something that you love, and it will feel natural and you'll kind of forget if you're scared of the state, if you have the stage right, if you're scared of being up in front of people. If you take one of those heart songs, you will let all the rest of that stuff drip away and when everybody laps at the end, you're like, oh my God, it's such a great feeling. Yeah, and people will clap to you. Have to remember when you're going out to a karaoke and especially with friends, and you've never done it before, you're in a support of loving environment. You are there may be strangers there, yes, but the people that matter, or the people you should sing to the they're gonna be the people in your group that are also out there to sing Karaoke. You just to have a good time with you and you go from like a casual observer of that good time and you may see your friends having the time, to actively being a part of it and being a part of that moment, and I think that's really special. Is just to keep in mind that like, listen, sing to your friends and we're just the entire thing that Ed and I preach about Karaoke all the time. It's Karaoke should just be fun. Just go have fun with it. Who Cares what other people think? Like, have fun, fun, joy, fine moments of joy, and that's the big thing. And every host worth their salt will instruct how the night should go. They will tell you to clap the couple times that I had to fill in as a karaoke host, the line that I always use was, hey, make sure that you're clapping after every singer. Every singer has a reason to clap for them. You're either clappingcause you're good or your clapping because it's over, but just clap, you know, I'd like that. And on top of that, sue, like most of the people there, are at some point gonna sing. So if you like, if you're booing people, you get up on stage, I probably getting the best reception. The only people that we booze each other, and this is shows we really deserve it. Oh yeah, I remember going to a gone karaoke one time and they like one of the first people that got up there got gonged and I was like, Oh man, they take the serious and then I realized that they worked there and they were just having having a good laugh at their expense. I was like, okay, it's a little it's a little less stimotic. I think. I don't know how I'd feel about a goal in Karaoke night. And how did you think?...

You like you'd respond to a gone carry you feel like you lean into it or like I feel like I would lean into it. I feel like that would be the night that I would pull out punk rock girl by the dead Milkman. HMM, I'd give a thumbs up. It was very much like a if I'm remembering this right, it was like a you had a card, almost like at a Fogo to chow, where you're like bring on more meat, versus like hold up, I have too much meat on my play. So you had like a green and red on a card and you just like hold it up and if they got more reds than Greens, then the Gong hit and it was time to get off the stitch. I only did it once and it was just because they were like will pick a song for you and you do it and if you make it through without getting Gong and everyone gets a shot. So I was like hey, everyone, if, yeah, don't thumbs this down, you'll get a gong or you'll get you'll get a free shot. And so people give me a thumbs up, even if it wasn't probably my best performance. That's what that was a great incentive to do it, though, like, I don't think we need that encouragement, but it was. So it was definitely a good move. Yeah, it's like this. This worked out. This worked out nicely. Now I always like to ask musicians what their worst GIG was. You've obviously done enough karaoke to have some worse performances, so I'd love to hear what are your worst Karaoke performances? So the first time that Adam ever booed me was relatively early in our Karaoke journey together and I picked a song that I knew very well. It was counting crows has Mr Jones. However, I was still relatively new to Karaoke. This was in the first year and I don't know what version it was, but the scan was very wrong and it was throwing me off my rhythm and I was stuttering and sputtering horribly through it. Plus it's a little bit out of my range and I didn't know how to adjust for that yet. And I mean Adam just let me have it, and rightfully so. It was a very bad performance. So that one sticks out. Yeah, that was sticks out to me to have. That's all right, we got we got back to each other because so my mind was singing. Wise was across the universe by the Beatles. It was, I think the same night or like within a week of each other. No, it wasn't. It was over we started our Social Karaoke fraternity. Oh, that's right, we started a Social Karaoke fraternity. Was after that I sang across the universe by the Beatles. The Beatles were always tricky to me because I kept thinking that I could sing the Beatles, like I know the words, they don't sound difficult to saying, and then when you actually hear them, like you're trying to follow and sing along with the music and actually like perform it, it's incredibly difficult to do. And I learned the hard way with across the universe and it was yeah, it was hurt for me to listen to. So I can't imagine what everybody else was thinking, but we've learned some lessons from things like that. Like if I'm at a bar and I've been drinking enough, it doesn't occur to me to change things to what I can do. MMM. So, like there are times I'm like, oh...

...no, I'll sing Sam Cook. I Love Sam Cook. I can't Sing Sam Cook. That's way out of my range. No one can sing Sam Cook. Just doesn't it. We're Al Green or stuff like that like. So I try to sound like them, knowing full well that I can't, whereas I'll do Norah Jones and I don't try to hit because I'm like, Oh, I can't hit that, I'll just do it my way. And that's kind of what taught me how to take songs and put it into something that I could actually do. Yeah, no real musical background or training. I've done the same thing that carry underwood songs. Adele. I've found a lot of female vocalists are so easier to lower and adjust the key for female vocalist a lot of times, for whatever reason, than male vocalist. Is what I found. It's just tougher in general. I find sometimes I still get swept up in and trying to sound like the female vocalist and I yeah it's that. I'm for a newer song, sweet but psycho by Ava Max. Right at the very end she hits a real high note and I tried to go for it because I was like the rest of this is sound in all right, like let's go for it. Probably not the best, but I'm fairly certain the only female I could sound like on them Mike would be be Arthur, and I don't think she had any recording career. So well, we'll check the tapes. Maybe. Shit, she had a long last album. It's up there. So this uncut gems the be Arthur B sides. I really hope that exists now. No, I'M gonna go back because you mentioned this Karaoke. Karake is social fraternity. What is that? That's not so. After I left Indiana the first time after a horrible breakup and had a momentary bout of severe Alcoholi Sumitt Depression, I started to go to Karaoke locally because, again, that if you're if it's something that becomes a part of you, it's the easiest way to meet New People and to get out and to get out of your shell. Oh yeah, and we built like a crowd up in this small town in the middle of nowhere. And then when Adam moved back, Adam and I together are always a very good or very bad idea, depending on who you ask, and our group just kind of geled and we're like, you know, we should have like matching t shirts and we should have an initiation and we called ourselves no shame Karaoke, and the only requirement to get in was you just had everybody else in the group picked whatever songs you were going to sing that night to embarrass you and that was it. That was like our version of hazing and there were at their ended up being about twenty of us going to this bar, all wearing tshirts with our numbers on the back and, no shame, Karaoke on the front. And it was one of my favorite periods of our Karaoke history because it was just such a tight knit group and everybody got along for the most part and we have a table of fifteen to twenty people at Karaoke every week, just always together, and it was it was really nice. It was it was amazing. And do you remember what Song You sang for your initiation, because just because we created the group, we also went through the...

...initiation. I remember what Song I saying? I do not. It was probably a country song, because everyone knows I don't know any country, or I didn't at the time. You didn't have the time. You've learned and grew. I Sang my heart will go on by sealine Deng. That was my initiation song for my my deep voice, my deep baritone based voice. They decide to pick that one. I don't think I've ever leaned so hard into performative aspects of a song. I'm on my knees like, you know, really just begging like you are, you know, just just going forward. Nick Kid hit those notes. That was an imaginary thing and that's like just a strategy. You know, if you get into a situation where you can't hit the notes books, lean into it. Oh yeah, I think the most entertaining performances is when the person like knows they're not, they're not gonna knock it out and they're like, I'm just going to roll with it, and it's magic. If you could, if you could do an impression, that also helps to it does good, good creed impression of my heart will go on always, lawlesses, have you experienced that? Joe, you said that in a way. Let you've heard someone do a creed impression of that song. Not at Carrie, okay, but I know. I mean growing up in high school, I mean creed was probably already beyond its prime, I would say, by the time I wasn't maybe not. There's Theo's like early two thousand. So like throughout high school we just do the creed voice for both singing and just like conversations. With each other. You know, we'd be like Parss me the bread and it's just I we all thought it was hilarious. So, but I don't think I've ever actually seen someone do definitely not for my heart will go on, but I feel like outside of a creed song, I don't know if I've heard anyone to the creak. I feel like all I want to do a karaoke now is do a creed impression for every song, just to see how a place and see how successful they are. Adam does do a mean johnny cash impersonation. I will say that that that is my magic trick. That's my my karaoke magic trick whenever I walk into a situation I'm not like I just don't know, or like a new bar or something like that. Yeah, I'll just throw johnny cash on, doesn't matter, the crowd and then not on me. I will cater the Johnny cash on to the crowd. Is what I normally do, and then for me it's Shaggy Nice, Nice. That is again wildly different, but but fantastic fall around outside of the podcast. You also have done plenty of entertaining things, Adam. You've traveled all over the world. What's your best travel story? Okay, so I'm going to tie us a karaoke. Actually it's a good it's an interesting kind of travel story the ties of Karaoke in one way, and that's okay. So I was mentioned the service year earlier that I was doing the service here in California. Well, the nature of the program that we did is we we kind of travel the country working with different nonprofits. It wouldn't be a to accomplish their missions if...

...they didn't have a little bit of assistance from people that were willing to volunteer their time. We had a very unique year. The years that I served, normally we we focus on the west coast, so I ended up projects of like California and Washington and Nevada and get see a lot of the states out that way. But Hurricane Katrade and Rita, which were two of these gigantic storms that hit during that time, kind of devastated the Gulf coast and we kind of got shifted, our priority shifted. So we hopped in a fifteen passenger van, twelve of us in a fifteen passenger of V and with all of our stuff, drove across the country and we did service products out of the Gulf coast. Well, I've been working wave in Mississippi, which was a town that's right on the border of Louisiana Mississippi, and it was like, it's tough to describe. It was something that I hope no one ever has to experiencing that kind of devastation, but it's something that you learn you kind of kind of grow with. So it was just kind of wiped out. The entire area was wiped out. We go running in the mornings this foundation so that so they actually ended up having Karaoke there. One of those we were staying in like a tent for a bunch of volunteers. They had karaoke there. We had one person that was in charge of us. I won't mention her name, but she was kind of like the leader of the group, the team leaders what we called him, and I just remember as a team, we kind of cornered her and we sang I'll be watching you all to her at the same time at this karaoke, at this like tent and the Gulf coast, and just seeing the look on her face, knowing that, because we living and working together, that we were still watching her, was just kind of like a priceless but I'm sure, mortifying moment for her. My worst travel story also touches on Karaoke. A friend I went to high school with, Josh Bodwell, ended up being a tattoo artist on a reality show called epic ink. It was on a Ande for one season. It all focused on nerdy tattoos and he shared the call for things for that show. It's like, I don't know if it's nerdy enough, but I would love to get a Karaoke Tattoo done by you, and I just figured it would look good if he got people who wanted specifically to get work from him. So I put in and I get a call saying hey, can you fly to Portland, Oregon in two days, and I'm like yeah, absolutely, and this is around the time when all those travel discount sites came up, so I'm like Hey, let me see if I can say a couple bucks. So I did one of those where it shows my flight time and I'm like, Oh, okay, these times suck, I'll just exchange it and like reschedule it. But I didn't read the fine print. You can't do that. So I go out there, I fly out, I spend the day in Portland, I do Karaoke that night in Portland, go down to Eugene Oregon the next day, get tattooed right through in.

My flight was supposed to, you know, go and I call and I'm like Hey, I can I catch like another flight in. They're like not with the package you have. So by saving money, I ended up spending almost two grand on that flight, like between the two of them together, like the the the the round trip that I got the discount on, and then the last minute, I would like to fly home and not be an organ anymore flight. And what was your Tattoo? So what Josh put together was a large reptilion creature of a certain franchise that likes to destroy Tokyo, a creature like that singing karaoke in the Mos Eisley Canteena from Star Wars, and I can actually say that one because I think Josh's license to do tattoos by Lucas Films, I think that's one of his credentials. So there's a little haunting Grito in the background and it's clearly the MOS eysily Cantina. I mean, I like Star Wars, I'm not a huge star wars person, but it's a karaoke the themed Tattoo that took eleven hours to do. When it's on my thigh and it's a pretty great memory. That's I having been in bad flight like situations before, I definitely ampathize with that. But yeah, you got a great result out of it. So when? When? When? When? All around and that I've one question specifically for you. Unless, Adam, you secretly also have eleven pets. I just am curious how you keep track. You have nine cats and two dogs. How do you keep track of all of them, because I less than a week ago somehow locked one of my dogs in my bedroom and was looking all over the house for him. Couldn't couldn't find him, open the door and in a three seconds span he went into another bedroom and got locked into that and it was it was baffling. So how do you keep track all of them? I've lost a cat or to they've hidden places. It's happened. They really keep track of me more because they just yell at you when they want food or when they want something. So you get used to what I mean. Right now my large mastiff mix is snoring behind us. My tiny orange girl is sitting on a cat scratcher kind of waiting for me to pay attention to her, and the other ones are off doing something somewhere else. I don't know. Just got a hope during podcast recording the house stay standing. It's happened. I'm and gotten through several episodes so far, so we'll be. will be fine with that. Well, we'll almost get you out of here. Are Back. We will get you out of here because you're almost off the hook here. We always like to wrap up with a top three on this show. You've done plenty of Karaoke songs and of course there's the go too, so that everyone have. You know, there's the I will survives, the don't stop believe in the sweet carolines. We don't want any of that. We want your top three and you'll each you can each do your top three of your top three underrated Karaoke songs that get a great reception, but maybe people don't think of off the Bat. I mean my Goto that I've never seen anyone else do. And you need to be in the...

...right bar with the right atmosphere and you need to be able to rap, because a lot of people do try to wrap a karaoke and they can't. They just think it's going to be easy because it's not singing per se, but it's actually harder than singing in a lot of cases. But my go to for a live bar, if I want to make an impression and get everybody involved, is, let me clear my throat by DJ cool, because a middle aged bald guy and business attire doing that, it usually shocks some people. So for me that's like my personal one. But underrated ones, it's always the songs that everybody forgot they know. M So something like the new radicals. You get what you give. That that is a great karaoke song that not enough people do, and pretty much anything by ever clear. I don't think I ever hear anyone do ever clear, but that's in that same time frame. Like the s are kind of ubiquitous at Karaoke because you're either in my age range where you grew up with it, or you're in that age range where you're looking back on it the way that people my age look back on the S and s and that's I was actually going to mention ever clear at but I think you can get away with some of the older songs to like Bobby Darren smack the knife always seems to go over really well whenever somebody bust it out, and it's a really singable song to for a deeper voice. So that's where checking out, and I'm going to pull this in because I'm a musical theater nerd. I feel like there are musical theater songs that you never hear Musical Theater Karaoke. Let's you have a very specific crowd, but there are ones that lay. You can lean into him and they will kill at a Karaoke night if I were a rich man from fiddler on the roof. If you lean into that song, it doesn't matter what that crowd is. I've had people walk up. Some's like I don't really care for those musical things, but you are real dude up there, and I'm like thanks, sir, I really, I really appreciate that. So a lot there's there's you know, the right musical song, I think, is don't sleep on it. I think it's great. I agree with that. I don't know if I've really ever done a musical song, but I always enjoy seeing them because, yeah, because the people that choose them always lean into it. Like, I could not tell you anything about avenue q really, but I have heard multiple songs for me to Karaoke and those people know their stuff. That just they nail it, I assume. I mean I don't even always know the socks second, but I see like Avid Q, I'm like, Oh, this is gonna be good. It's going to be good. That's it. But Kay, what you think you do after Ed? What do you do with a BA in English? Can you please tell the people, since it sucks to be me, Adam, it does suck to me. You had and I have it, am a. What do you do with an AMA in English? You start up podcast about Karaoke. I can't think of anything better. So if people want to hear this great pocket, I don't know why they would. I'm and I'm sure they're...

...already subscribed, but just in case they're not, where can they find all everything that we have? The easiest place to find us is Sung poor lycom or at Sung poorly, on pretty much every social media. The website has blog post, it has every episode, it even has a merch store. Now pick up some merch and then have you been crowdsourcing people wearing the merch or is the still too, too new? While they're while they're singing, I certainly wear it's a karaoke but seeing people like already buying it, that was just like humbling and kind of Nice to see because we really had no idea if anybody would. I mean some of its podcast themes, of it's just karaoke themed. But it was just really heartwarming to see like, oh, somebody in some town, I don't know anyone in that down and me they bought a shirt. NEAT. It's very cool and we're deeply appreciative of anybody that listens in more than anything, like I'll sell it real quick just by saying, listen, what you got today between Adam I is what you're going to hear in the podcast. We're talking to people who love Karaoke and, you know, having some fun while doing it. So you know, anybody it gives us their most valuable asset, their time. We're just deeply appreciative and we're deeply presuatable. You, Joey, for having us on today. This was wonderful. Likewise, add an Adam, thank you so much. Go listen to the greatest song ever sung poorly podcast. I'm excited to wear some merch the next time I go out singing, whenever that will be, hopefully soon. Awesome. Well, thank you so much, and of course we got to wrap up with a Corny joke, as we always do. You now, my wife told me she was going to leave me because I kept singing. I'm a believer. I thought she was joking, but then I saw her face. Good after today. People, good people cool things is produced in Austin, Texas. If you were a fan of this episode, go ahead and hit that follow button. That helps more people here the show. You can send me a message Joey, at good people cool thingscom. Thank you to all of the guests who have been on good people cool things and check out all the old episodes via good people, cool thingscom. As always, thank you for listening and have a wonderful day.

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