Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Ultimate Karaoke .. YOU ARE THE STAR!
This is the 15th caption I had ever made, which was about a week after I did my first one in a trade. Back then, I actually made more multi-panel series than I do now. This one tends to be more in line with what I do now. I'd really love to go back and set up the font shadow so the text would be more defined, but in a way, that would be 'Lucas'ing it AND I don't have the original PS file.
I really like the idea, and it was one that I had been intrigued about for many years as someone that did Karaoke a few times a week when I was younger, more single, and less parent. Occasionally when there weren't many people on a weeknight, the guy who ran the machine would offer "Russian Roulette Karaoke" where the X amount of people would be in a rotation .. he'd pop in a disc and pick a random song for the next person to sing. If you didn't know the song .. you were out! You could go from Paula Abdul to Bob Dylan to Madonna to Matchbox 20.
From there, I could just see, "what if the song you sang made you sound/appear/act like the act that made it famous?" That could lead to scenes where, "OH NO! That hot blonde at the bar is now the construction worker from the Village People! Not a big deal I guess because *I* look like Cyndi Lauper now!"
I like this "universe" and might revisit it somewhere down the line.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: What song would YOU hope to get when you got up to do karaoke? Would you be better off to look like the person singing it, or the character the song is about? One of my choices is up above, I'll probably post some more in the comments later as I don't want to poison the well too much and influence you answers.
" .. and everyone is getting fat, except Mama Cass!"