In Dubuque, Iowa there’s a Karaoke bar called …

In Dubuque, Iowa there’s a Karaoke bar called the “Rainbow Lounge.” It’s… nothing like this. But unlike most hole in the wall karaoke bars, which are dark, dingy, and perfect for a person to fade into the shamelessness that exudes from such places, the Rainbow Lounge is lit with piercing bright light and year round Christmas decorations, complemented with a palm tree island theme. At one point I started submitting songs under the name “Gaknar”, which the humble and soft spoken 60 year old host pronounces as “Gahk-ner”. “Awl-rhat Gahk-ner yer up next.” It’s only during those nights that everything is truly right with the world. (Uncanny X-Men #240 – Jan 1989)