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About karenoke

One-time karaoke champion blogging about curiosities and cravings for music, food, design, and other sweet pleasures.

Thanks For Reading!

Dear Pleasure Trollers.  Thanks for dropping by.  As you will see, I haven’t updated this blog in a long time, but there is still content to be enjoyed here so I hope you don’t start reading at this point.  To … Continue reading

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In Evgeny Kissin’s Dressing Room

Although I’ve never actually been in Evgeny Kissin‘s dressing room (when he’s there), I’ve always been curious about the phenom at the piano, the man under the wild hair, and the guy I always had the impression was intense and … Continue reading

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Send In The Clowns

When I was young, I remember my grandmother had a delicate music box with a clown ballerina in the middle, dancing to Stephen Sondheim’s “Send In The Clowns”.  (It was the only clown of my childhood that didn’t haunt me … Continue reading

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Ringtone Trivia

I had the pleasure of meeting Gilmore Award-winning pianist Kirill Gerstein today.  As we reminded him to turn off his cell phone before his live-to-air radio performance interview, we talked ringtones…naturally. And I learned something new. We all know the … Continue reading

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Wandering Heart

If you’ve been wondering where the heck I am, my eyes have wandered over to Tumblr (where my short attention span finds it easier to post short tidbits of randomness).  My heart is still in Pleasure Troll, but I’m going … Continue reading

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Down the Gullet: Apple Galette

I like apples like Bubba Gump likes shrimp.  Apple pie, apple crumble, apple crisp, apple cake, apple danish, apple cobbler, baked apples, apple pancakes, apple napoleon…you get the point. So when I saw this tutorial video, my tastebuds began to … Continue reading

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Diagnosis, Mahleria

You either love him or hate him, but on the centenary of the composer’s death, Mahler maniacs are running wild!  Here are a few of my favourite Mahler memorial offerings. Alma Mahler remembering the night of her husband’s death:  Mahler … Continue reading

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