Last night I made a poor karaoke decision.

The event: the book-release party for Brian Raftery‘s Don’t Stop Believin’: How Karaoke Conquered the World and Changed My Life (which everyone should purchase immediately).

The band: the inimitable imitators known as the Punk Heavy Metal Karaoke Band (whom you should check out this Friday night at Fontana’s).

The options: Billy Idol’s “Dancing with Myself,” a perfectly fabulous tune that just happens to fall neatly within my very limited vocal range. 2) “Tom Sawyer” by Rush, which the band wanted to play instead.

I chose Billy Idol.

Now, many people out there know me as the author of Perfect From Now On: How Indie Rock Saved My Life, and so might wonder why I’d ever regret snubbing a prog-tastic rock jam like “Tom Sawyer.” But these same people haven’t yet read my upcoming master opus, Geddy From Now On: How Rush Saved My Life.

In penance, I have decided to spend the entire day listening to the drums of Neil Peart, which isn’t actually penance at all but instead a nifty way to drive my neighbors insane.

This also happened last night, by the way. Good times.

My head has been busted by Budweiser.

2 thoughts on “Penance

  1. Understood my friend. Understood. I had 8 – 9 bottles of beer (so my husband says – hell I don’t remember) this weekend and don’t remember a good deal of my first and only childless vacation. Forgot to eat…again, not suggested.

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