I am not really into karaoke (my experience tends to be at family functions with horrible backing tracks accompanying various footage of the Philippines), but do love me some SingStar. Either way, this book intrigued me and I love cultural studies, so I got it.So great! I really enjoyed the history behind karaoke, how the author was into it, the evolution of the phenomenon and how technology affects it, and, especially, its appeal.This book seals its four star rating because the author has a go at the "baby boomers' self-mythologizing" which is a peeve of mine. I loathe the canonization of 60s culture.Anyway, good book. I definitely recommend it.