1. Sears got an old organ and installed it in Vermillion, a pleasant little concrete cave/art gallery on Capitol Hill.
2. He threw together a song list with all the boring tunes "lobotomized" out: "no boring ballads, no turgid threnodies." He's also added weird text bits you can cover—Alec Baldwin's voice-mail freakout, the intro to George W. Bush's "mission accomplished" speech on that aircraft carrier, etc. Recently added songs:
THE MUPPET SHOW — TV Theme COLONEL BOGEY MARCH — whistled theme from Bridge Over River Kwai (1957) GOD SAVE THE QUEEN — Sex Pistols GIRLS AND BOYS — Blur FRANK OZ ANGRY VOICE-MAIL MESSAGE TO ANDY SPLETZER RED DWARF — TV Theme O CANADA — Englais and Francais THE DREIDEL SONG — English or Yiddish HAVA NAGLIA — Hebrew only
3. There will be a microphone and a megaphone and Sears wants you to use them. For example: "For Nirvana’s IN BLOOM, perform the verses into the megaphone, the choruses into the microphone. For the verses, point the megaphone to the back of the room and away from the audience, Miles Davis-style."
4. Frances Farmer Organ Karaoke will happen every First Thursday other Wednesday from 8 pm to 11 pm.