Night #12 of my tour of Albuquerque concluded tonight at Slate Street, but before I got there I had the pleasure of singing at The Desert Greens Country Club with Mr Tommy Hurikkane. They had a nice comfortable crowd there, in fact ran into a friend I hadn't seen a long time. I didn't think the country club folks would take well to some hard rockin Ozzy at first so I opened with Wonderful Tonight, then Sweet Home Alabama, then my last one Photograph (Def Lepard)....this is really a nice place karaoke friends, you really should plan on hanging out there one night....then I was supposed to see Charles at Ten Pins but due to logistics I went strait to Slate Street...man this place really has it going on. This is another place I would recommend going to, it was packed (not many singles, mostly couples) they got food, lots of pool, dance floor and oh yeah! KARAOKE! Go figure lol, met BenJammin for the first time, they were limited on Ozzy but they did have I Don't Wanna Stop and then I did Photograph. That concluded this tour, time to get the next one ready, I try to be honest about my experience at these places to better prepare you the singer on what to expect and whether or not to go. To the KJ's and the Venue Owner, I don't post anything to be mean or vendictive but to let you see an hear what a karaoke person thinks about your place and either improve on your shortfalls or increase your strong points. In my final I would say this, venues that put karaoke first are the bestplaces to go. Sports bars do not look at karaoke as a priority, it's a fill in between sporting events and live bands cost more. I am really not sure why bowling alleys and venues that have dance halls have it, it seems like its because we need to have little of everything here (like a wal-mart). SERVICE....take note venue owners, if your service sucks, I don't care how good your KJ is, you WILL LOSE YOUR PEOPLE. There are 50 places to sing in Albuquerque, the singers run the show, and KJ's dont' ever get a big head and think your the king, I guarantee you there is always someone better out there, either already, or in the making. You better value every one of your singers. How long you've been in the business, does not matter.Today's KJ's have thousands more songs, more technoligy and more energy and personality than ever before. So if you are expecting your length in the business to carry you, you better shut your doors now.