The following text is an excerpt from Karaoke Talk for Yaaaaaaaaaaap, which I gave as part of Fieldwork - Reports on Event Curating, a 3-day symposium organized by Isla Leaver-Yap for Hospitalfield in the summer of 2014. It appears largely in its original form, with edits made based on length for this publication. At the event, the text slowly scrolled behind me while I was speaking, so the audience could follow. In its current form, this talk is dedicated to Grant McGavin, with whom karaoke became an important stage for our friendship.