Sunday, May 23, 2010
What do you get when you take KJ Paul, stuff his the back of his Toyota subcompact with a car battery, a power inverter, an FM transmitter, two wireless microphones and a collection of several thousand songs to the streets of San Francisco? You get Car-aoke! Last Sunday KJ Paul and I drove the streets looking for eager victims to test his new roaming song lab. Car-aoke is nothing new to Paul-he has done it before-yet with the recent addition of an FM transmitter it is now possible to follow the live radio broadcast from within a one block radius. The next step is to have several cars follow in a convoy with their radios tuned to the same frequency, while people sing their favorite Karaoke songs. This can happen while driving, or while parked in front of, say, a bar or a park. Imagine: live Karaoke at Dolores Park or Washington Square Park on a Saturday or Sunday. How much fun would that be?
Thanks to those whose voices helped to bring this concept one step closer to production--Alabaster and friend, Spalding, and the random guy walking his dog. It was a good test and great fun and I can hardly wait for the next one. Anyhoo, stay tuned for more KJ Paul Car-aoke, coming soon to a street corner near you!