Courtesy of aolscalzi, I found the article from the AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons), titled 50 Things You Need to Know by 50.
Now, you might think the AARP is going to serve up a lot of stodgy, get-off-my-lawn advice, but given that their very first tip for life includes “Do the dishes naked.”….
Engelbert Humperdinck offers advice for Karoke that’s just as apropos to filkers:
In karaoke the most important thing is to pick a song by someone you really admire, and take the best of that person while giving the song the best of you. If you are not a singer but want to be part of the fun, pick a cheeky song and act silly. If you can’t even catch a melody, let alone carry one, just speak the lyrics. Pretend you are Richard Harris.
There’s also advice from Star Trek veteran George Takai, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, and basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Seriously, there’s a lot of good thoughtfood here. Go eat.