You said, "you seem to imply that it's bad for a kj to bump people up when they tip yet that is the only way a kj can make any money."
I never implied anything of the sort.
What I said was, "Call me amoral (you wouldn't be the first), but I thought the capitalistic excitement of over tipping a KJ in order to get your song in faster was the American way!""
i read your intent and i understand that you aren't against it but it does read as if you are contrasting your revued karaoke venues and kjs against each other and by emphasising that it happens at chopsticks it seemed you were implying that it doesn't occur at your "king's" joint.
"I'm all for it. And all for Sean."
"I think he sang around 400 songs in the two hours I was there"
what you forgot to mention is that those were other peoples songs that he was singing with/over them. in most karaoke bars you can ask the kj to accompany you if you want harmonies, a duet, or just need help with an unfamiliar song. at the hutch you have to ask him to please let you sing your song by yourself.
you seem to imply that it's bad for a kj to bump people up when they tip yet that is the only way a kj can make any money. if i am not mistaken, i have tipped sean and been bumped up in rotation as well.
your survey slips fell on uncaring patrons at chopsticks because people breeze in and out of there from all over the city and don't really give a damn about the kj. the hutch is more of a neighborhood thing. not many people are going to drive out of their way for a marginal song selection, crappy sound system and a such a smokey enviroment that you reak after setting foot in the door. so your survey was actually rating the patrons not the kj.
for a front page story i would have thought that you also would have sought out some of the other karaoke spots around town such as galaxy, chopsticks III, bc's, alibi...etc.
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