Friday, 23 November 2007

Host aids karaoke con arrest

We hear a lot about the development of the night-time economy in cities, but rather less about what happens in suburbia. There seems to be a whole raft of events such as jam nights, live covers bands, karaoke and quiz nights. I wonder what impact his has on suburban cultural economies? As this article reveals some people quite clearly see lucrative gains to be made karaoke. I guess the very use of the word karaoke suggests some global-local relationship, connecting a multitude of seemingly ordinary and banal spaces across the globe through the common cause of amateur singing for fun. I have noticed though a creeping semi-professionalisation of karaoke. Sometimes individuals and couples turn up and quite clearly perform and act, rather than a moment of alcohol inspired vocal improvisation. Almost like the X-Factor gone local.

Source: Host aids karaoke con arrest - Morning Advertiser

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