The question Danny will come at the very bottom of this Post. 

Danny, this Post is about an amazing-to-me song.

It was released in 1983 and went to number one on the popular music charts in a number of countries.

‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ was sung by a female Welch vocalist named Bonnie Tyler.

For any of the rest of you reading this Post who may be interested, below is a link to its history.

Below is a link to youtube if you want to hear it.

Back in 1983, I was spending a lot of time on the road driving from San Francisco, where I was working and living, to various hydroelectric projects in Northern California. To pass the time on my up to four hour motor trips, I listened to the radio.

The first time I heard this song I was captivated. I could not hear it enough times. To this day I remain captivated by it.

Some of the lyrics are below :

Turn Around, every now and then I get a little bit lonely
And you’re never coming round
Turn Around, every now and then I get a little bit tired
Of listening to the sound of my tears
Turn Around, every now and then I get a little bit nervous
That the best of all the years have gone by
Turn Around, every now and then I get a little bit terrified
And then I see the look in your eyes
Turn Around bright eyes, but every now and then I fall apart
Turn Around bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart
And I need you now tonight
And I need you more than ever
And if you only hold me tight
We’ll be holding on forever
And we’ll only be making it right
‘Cause we’ll never be wrong together
We can take it to the end of the line
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time (all of the time)
I don’t know what to do and I’m always in the dark
We’re living in a powder keg and giving off sparks
I really need you tonight
Forever’s gonna start tonight
Forever’s gonna start tonight
Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I’m only falling apart
And there’s nothing I can do
A total eclipse of the heart
Once upon a time there was light in my life
But now there’s only love in the dark
Nothing I can say
A total eclipse of the heart
Turn Around bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart
Turn Around bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart

You will notice that I have high-lighted four words in the above lyrics.

Turn Around bright eyes..

This past November the 2nd, Patti and I boarded a flight in Detroit heading to Seattle and onward up to Anchorage here in Alaska.

Turn Around bright eyes..

I was sitting on the aisle, just letting my mind drift.

Turn Around bright eyes..

I casually looked up the aisle towards the front of the plane. I noticed a man sitting on the other side of the aisle one row ahead of me reading a book.

Turn Around bright eyes..

Then I glimpsed the title of his book. I was stunned. I waited a few minutes to be sure the title I was seeing was indeed the title of his book.

The title of his book was TURN AROUND BRIGHT EYES.

I got up and, approaching him, I asked him if he was familiar with Bonnie Tyler’s hit song, ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’. He smiled and said, “I sure am. The first chapter of this book is about the song.”

On the spot I vowed that Patti and I would get, and read, the book.

And we did just that. It turns out the book is about Karaoke singing and the entire Karaoke scene, something we have absolutely no feeling for.

So here is our question :

Danny are you familiar with, have you experience with, the Karaoke scene? If so what are your thoughts about it? 

Smiles from Patti and from Cap

Of Course ..

Anyone reading this Post may comment on the Karaoke Scene if you so desire.

6 thoughts on “NOV 19, 17 .. A QUESTION FOR YOU DANNY

  1. Daniel Ziegler

    Unfortunately, during all of my performing, I have never had the opportunity to karaoke. However, it came to my attention that one had the opportunity to experience Bonnie Tyler singing “Total Eclipse of the Heart” on a cruise ship as the solar event of August 21st passed overhead. Irony

    1. cap chastain

      That is quite a bit of information. Bonnie Tyler singing ‘her’ song, and it really is her song, on a cruise ship during the total eclipse of the sun. Thanks Danny. Smiles, Cap

  2. Daniel Boone

    I have sung karaoke a few times over the decades, but can’t say I know anything about any karaoke “scene”… my view of karaoke is: it encourages people to sing, and when people are singing, they usually aren’t doing harm to themselves or other living things. As long as the vibrations being sent out into the universe are good, good, good– good vibrations, I say karaoke is ok by me!

    1. cap chastain

      Rob Sheffield’s book ‘really’ gets into the Karaoke ‘scene’ Daniel. It seems to be gigantic in New York City with some of the karaoke venues going all night or, if not all night, closing ‘early’ at 4am. Some of the venues have dozens of rooms. Rooms for just a few and much larger rooms. Some Karaoke Bars or Dens slip in professional singers (karaoke shills) to lure and encourage participants to get up and to sing. Some venues are considered to be ‘sleazy’. Others much in demand. Participants get to their favorite venues early (8pm) to get their names on the performing list as well as to avoid the midnight crowds. In fact some of the venues are so busy you have to get there early just to be able to enter the venue.

      Knowing YOUR love of music we wondered IF you knew about this ‘karaoke scene’.

      Smiles, Cap and Patti

    1. Cap Chastain Post author

      Lord God In Heaven Above DO THE MONGOLIANS EVER LOVE KAKAOKE. Truer words were never spoken Gullible. Each and every city block in Ulaanbaatar (at least it seems that way to me) has a Karaoke sign up spelling the word using the English alphabet. Miles of Smiles from Patti and myself.

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