Steve Domkowski August 2014 Singer Spotlight
Congratulations to Steve Domkowski of Santa Rosa, CA on winning our August 2014 AE Singer Spotlight. AE gave him a $30 dollar karaoke gift card, either to purchase new music or pay for a monthly karaoke supscription to acess thousands of songs. Also, he has automatically entered into our Singer Spotlight Of The Year.
The winner of the Singer Spotlight Of The Year will receive a $100 karaoke gift card and numerous gift certificates from all of our venues that we host karaoke at. Winners will be randomly picked by AE Karaoke owner Dennis Anderson and our team of Hosts.
We interviewed Steve Domkowski and wanted everyone to get to know one of our karaoke customers/singers on what his thoughts on karaoke, his winning and just about him.
(AE) Tell us a little about yourself?
(Steve D) I AM A RETIRED DISABLED VETERAN . I PLAY PUBLIC WATER POLO GOALIE 3 X A WEEK AT FINLEY SWIM CENTER.
(AE) Where is your favorite place or places to sing karaoke?
(Steve D)I LIKE DOUBLE DECKER LANES & LOUNGE - FRIAR TUCKS - QUINCYS AND MAVERICKS . I LIKE SPACIOUS PLACES TO SING AND DANCE KARAOKE IN .
(AE) When did you start singing karaoke?
(Steve D)ABOUT 12 YEARS AGO ON FRIDAY AFTERNOONS AT A PLACE CALLED KEITHS COFFEE SHOP ACROSS FROM SANTA ROSA JUNIOR COLLEGE .
(AE) What are you going to do with your gift card, buy new karaoke music and/or put it towards karaoke subscription?
(Steve D) BUY NEW KARAOKE MUSIC THAT I DONT HAVE AT PRESENT
(AE) How does singing make you feel?
(Steve D) SINGING MAKES ME FEEL REAL. IT MAKES ME FEEL FAMOUS FOR 4 MINUTES EACH SONG. IT IS MY FORM OF EXPRESSION - ESPECIALLY NON-VERBAL . IT ALLOWS ME TO BE PHYSICALLY AND COMEDICALLY EXPRESSIVE BECAUSE THATS THE QUALITIES THAT I EXCEL AT. IT IS THE PASSION IN MY SOUL. ONE CAN TELL A LOT ABOUT A PERSON IF YOU PAY ATTENTION AND LISTEN AND WATCH .SOMEONE PERFORM .IT MAKES ME FEEL ALI.VE . I ALWAYS LEAVE KARAOKE IN A BETTER MOOD THAN WHEN I GOT THERE . ITS THERAPEUTIC .
(AE) How often (days) do you sing karaoke in a week?
(Steve D) I SING 4 X A WEEK AND TWO PLACES ON THURSDAY SO THAT MAKES 6 ( X's)
(AE) How many hours do you sing karaoke in any given night?
(Steve D) A COUPLE . I AM A GOOD FOOD AND BEVERAGE CUSTOMER AND TIPPER . I AM AN EARLY BIRD . I USUALLY SHOW UP EARLY AND STAY FOR 2 HOURS OR SO . SHOWING UP EARLY IS GOOD . YOU GET ON THE MUSIC ROTATION LIST QUICKER YOU GET TO SING MORE .
(AE) What is your most favorite moment singing karaoke?
(Steve D)ANYTIME THE CROWD APPRECIATES YOU AND APPLAUDS - THATS BIG ! I DO SING WITH PROPS SOMETIME. I 'VE SUNG A LOVE SONG TO A YELLOW RUBBER CHICKEN . I'VE SUNG WITH A BRAND NEW TOILET SEAT AROUND MY NECK . I SANG BIG BAD JOHN .SCHTICK LIKE THAT I DIG !
(AE) What is your least favorite moment singing karaoke?
(Steve D) CRAPPING IN MY PANTS SINGING KARAOKE ON STAGE AT THE FLAMINGO..( NO ONE KNEW - I WAS WEARING DARK PANTS ) ( * WHEN NATURE CALLS I LISTEN ) YOU MIGHT CALL IT A " SHITTY " PERFORMANCE BUT I GOT A GREAT OVATION . HUZZAH !
(AE) What determines where you go to sing karaoke?
(Steve D) SPACE . ROOM TO MOVE AROUND . KIND PEOPLE . GOOD SOUND SYSTEM .
(AE) If you could make your karaoke venue better, what would that be?
(Steve D) I LOVE KJ 'S WHO ARE NOT SUPER EGOTISTICAL "THOUGHTFUL " AND RESPECTFUL. THEY ARE NOT THE SHOW - THE PEOPLE ARE !!!!!!!!! COURTESY COUNTS .
(AE) Additional comments or words to us?
(Steve D) ALWAYS STRIVE FOR LESS DRAMA . PEOPLE SHOULD LEAVE THEIR PERSONAL PROBLEMS AND CHARACTER FLAWS AT HOME . THIS IS THE KARAOKE WORLD ! IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE " FUN " SO FUN IS THE WORD OF THE DAY ( AND NIGHT ) FUNS THE GAME . "LETS PLAY ! "
Congratulations Steve Domkowski and enjoy your gift from AE Karaoke.