Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Another great night of fun and karaoke is complete!
A nice crowd showed up at the Watertown VFW once again for some singing, dancing, mingling, and a great time out.
Some of our song highlights for the evening included Jeff singing “Ride In My Little Red Wagon,” Pat singing “Sissy’s Song,” Diane singing “Cornfed,” Lisa singing “Any Man of Mine,” Penny singing “Hey Jude,” Maggie singing “Sometimes It Takes Balls To Be A Woman,” Bobbie singing “Only When It Rains,” Patti singing “Sister Christian,” Steve singing “Promises,” Dave singing “Turn The Page,” Doc Pete singing “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” and Bob singing “The Letter.”
Diane sang “Romeo” with Pat and also did a nice duet with Dee on “Barbara Ann.”
Hope everyone had a good time, and returns on May 8th. It is Dianes birthday that day so she gets her title back as Lady Di. Good luck to Merriane in VEGAS! Hope she has loads of fun.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Sing your hearts out, Lilburn. Now, it’s allowed. Two years after the city put the kibosh on karaoke in an effort to curtail crime, leaders have relaxed their liquor law to permit karaoke and other forms of “interactive” entertainment, including trivia, darts and pool, at restaurants that sell alcohol.
Why the change in tune? [Ouch.] To attract and keep businesses and young adults.
“Lilburn has matured, and we want to keep it vibrant,” said Mayor Diana Preston. “Our focus is keeping our business community strong and that means a diversity of businesses.” And, she said, Lilburn — which bans bars — wants to accommodate its young adults, who enjoy pub atmospheres.
Lilburn officials had tightened up its alcohol ordinance in 2007 amid controversy over Sports Fan Bar and Grill. The City Council had argued that crime follows bars, and they believed Sports Fan was a bar masquerading as a restaurant. So leaders clamped down on common bar activities such as karaoke. The action stirred debate, with some accusing Lilburn of closing the tap on good times. Sports Fan shut down last year.
But what about crime? Preston said that’s no longer a concern given the number of police officers and the creation of the alcohol review board.
City Clerk Kathy Maner acknowledges that Lilburn officials are “walking a fine line. [Leaders] want to make Lilburn a business-friendly city as well as make sure their citizens are protected.”
Oyster Barn Grill & Bar had pulled its pool tables and video games during the 2007 clamp down. New owner Bob Carmen said he’s indifferent to the revisions and doesn’t plan to add entertainment options. "We frankly found the law to be provincial, but our objective is to be a good popular restaurant,” he said.
- "Pokerface" by Lady Gaga
- "Hot N Cold" by Katy Perry
- "Cheater Cheater" by Joey & Rory
- "Country Boy" by Alan Jackson
- "Single Girls" by Beyonce
- "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood
- "Cowgirls Don't Cry" by Brooks & Dunn
- "All Summer Long" by Kid Rock
- "Shattered" by OAR
- "Stay" by Sugarland
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
By Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent
Researchers found that moderate drinking with a good friend helped improve cardiovascular health with singing also helping to reduce stress.
While heavy drinking is associated with a greater risk of a stroke, light to moderate drinking has been linked to a lesser risk of stroke and coronary heart disease.
Having the social support of a good friend seems increase the positive effect that moderate drinking has on your health.
"In short," said Professor Takeshi Tanigawa, at Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan. "Moderate to light alcohol consumption with high social support is good for your health. Drinking with a good friend appropriately makes you feel happy and healthy.
"So drink with good friends for health."
Prof Tanigawa also recommended karaoke bars as one way for business persons to cope with stress. "Singers use deep breathing, which is good for the nervous system," he said.
"After singing, they usually receive applause. It is a good kind of social support, and helps in the face of adverse occasions or stressful events."
The study on 19,356 men aged 40 to 69 found the health benefits of light to moderate drinking are more pronounced in men with greater social support.
The study, published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, also found that those with low social support had less healthy lifestyles such as physical inactivity, no job and fewer opportunities for medical checkups.
Heavy drinking was found to be risky irrespective of the level of social support.
Professor Hiroyasu Iso, the study's co-author from Osaka University, said: "We found the reduced risks of total stroke, ischemic stroke, and total cardiovascular disease associated with light to moderate drinking were more pronounced in men with high social support, probably due to avoidance of unhealthy behaviours and enhancement of stress buffering."
Singing produces "feel-good" endorphins – eating chocolate does too, but singing is less fattening.
Singing is a great way to work out –it's an aerobic exercise that increases oxygen levels in the blood without leaving you hot and sweaty.
Singing makes you look good – it improves posture and tones tummy muscles.
It's very hard to worry and sing simultaneously – singing reduces stress levels and blood pressure.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Here is the link to the page.. Have Fun!!
"I like to see what the girls are going to do," Reba said. "The guys ... they get up there and they sing. It's just that way, and the girls put on a better show."