There are things that one does in life that one never imagined one would be doing.
For example, I never thought I would work in a bar with karaoke, much less run one and have the offering of karaoke be my idea.
Star Bar is officially doing karaoke every Sunday starting in December.
But this is not your normal Portland karaoke. Just like this is not your normal Portland bar. The karaoke, like the bar, will be pure to the core of what this bar is. Just as Star Bar serves fresh an natural food, has no video poker, and is a rock ‘n roll bar… the karaoke we do will have bands like the Buzzcocks, Ramones, Clash and DEVO. It, the karaoke… and the bar for that matter… will not have Boyz II Men, Celine Dion, or Garth Brooks.
We are a rock ‘n roll bar, dammit and we will be doing rock ‘n roll karaoke.
That said, I will be working on Sunday night and I don’t think I could stomach the horrible songs and sounds that come from karaoke.
On a subject that I did foresee, I will be having a live band in here on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. I mean, I didn’t foresee the first live band playing that day, per say, but since the onset of this space, I did want to incorporate live music into the master plan.
On other notes, I wish that I could provide the finishing details on the plumbing fiasco, but alas, the tale has not been capped and welded shut as of yet. I asked the first plumber, the plumber who did not tighten any of the hoses down and ultimately allowed for gallons of water to flood my floor, to cover some of the costs of the of the emergency plumber, and I believe the first plumber said “no”… but unfortunately, I don’t feel entirely confident in his communication abilities… thus the lack of conclusion to this story. I am waiting for his response of my response which was, “Sorry, I didn’t understand your email. Are the terms I proposed agreeable or not? Please respond. Thank you.”
I guess no news is good news, eh? Eh?
Star Bar, fighting the good fight.