Don't Stop Believin'

Don't Stop Believin'

How Karaoke Conquered the World and Changed My Life

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Armed with a keen eye and a terrible singing voice, writer Brian Raftery sets out across the globe, tracing karaoke's evolution from cult fad to multi-million dollar phenomenon. In Japan, he meets Daisuke Inoue, the godfather of karaoke; in Thailand, he follows a group of Americans hoping to win the Karaoke World Championships; and in New York City, he hangs out backstage with the world's longest-running heavy-metal karaoke band. Along the way, Raftery chronicles his own time as an obsessive karaoke fan, recalling a life's worth of noisy relationships and poor song choices, and analyzing the karaoke-bar merits of such artists as Prince, Bob Dylan and Fugazi.

Part cultural history, part memoir, Don't Stop Believin': How Karaoke Conquered the World and Changed My Life is a hilarious and densely reported look at the liberating effects of a good sing-along.
 

Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780306815836
Branch Call Number: 784.5 RAF
Characteristics: vii, 223 pages ; 21 cm

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Dec 31, 2009

Very fun. A great book for karaoke fans!

bookmaster5000 Dec 20, 2009

Most people think karaoke and think “uh uh, no way, no how.” But I have to say, after my first attempt at karaoke, I thought it was awesome and I can’t wait to do it all again. But for those who would like to appreciate karaoke from afar, I recommend “Don’t stop believin’.” This book is a fun read about the author’s adventures into karaoke, interspersed with facts and interviews. Staff picks 2009

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