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Entries from January 2010

RIP J.D. Salinger

January 29th, 2010 · Comments

The Phil N Da Box Karaoke Show would like to pay its respects to J.D. Salinger, who died on January 27, 2010 at the age of 91 in Cornish, NH. This is a sad day, not just for the literary world, but also for the karaoke world. It is a well-documented fact that Mr. Salinger was an avid karaoke enthusiast and an early supporter of karaoke technology. Here is a particularly telling excerpt from his short story "A Perfect Day for Bananafish"

He glanced at the girl lying asleep on one of the twin beds. Then he went over to one of the pieces of luggage, opened it, and from under a pile of shorts and undershirts he took out a Shure 55SH. He released the XLR connector, looked at it, then reinserted it. He plugged the microphone into the karaoke machine that he had requested from the hotel. Then he went over and sat down on the unoccupied twin bed, looked at the girl, raised the microphone, and sang the fucking shit out of Rick Astley's “Never Gonna Give You Up.”

So please take some time out of your day to honor his memory. Take some time to read one of his stories. I suggest downloading them off of the internet. He doesn't need the money anymore, and fuck his estate. Take some time to go to a karaoke bar. Many Cornish, NH residents claim that Mr. Salinger could often be found in the local karaoke establishments performing songs by Beyonce and Journey. Take some time to listen to an episode of the Phil N Da Box Karaoke Show.

Listen to Episode 1 with guest Sen Onishi, which has come to be known as the Catcher in the Rye of podcasts.

Or try out Episodes 2 and 3 with guests Pookie and Skehan, our "Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters," and "Seymour: An Introduction," respectively.

Give a listen to Nine Stories, or Episode 4 with Jake Oliver as it is more commonly known.

Or finally, if you prefer more of a Franny and Zooey-type of podcast, you'll probably enjoy Episode 5 with Lucy, Youngclaus, Jake, Nelini, Chris, and Tyler.

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Video of Phil Karakoe-ing 1st of Tha Month

January 27th, 2010 · Comments

The first of many videos to come. Bone Thugs' 1st of Tha Month.

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The Songs Have Been Updated

January 26th, 2010 · Comments

The Songs page has been updated with all 19 songs from Episode #5.

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Episode #5

January 26th, 2010 · Comments

Do you ever wish that the show had less witty, off-the-cuff banter and more loud drunks holding microphones too close to their stupid fucking faces? Well, this is the episode for you, dummy. Special guests Lucy Delaney and Youngclaus. Appearances by Chris Torres, Jake Oliver, Nelini Stamp, and Tyler Lemon.


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January 10th, 2010 · Comments

Get yourself mentally prepared for a karaoke rendition of the Bone Thugs classic 1st of Tha Month on the next show.

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