Wednesday, April 9, 2014

#353 - It's only a paper moon



Song - It's only a paper moon
Artist - Harold Arlen

The past few weeks I've been taking a really fantastic uke class at Artichoke music! It's been a fantastic experience; I've learned a lot and enjoyed meeting other ukulele enthusiasts. I take away so much knew knowledge from each class that I need to practice a lot more in order to retain it all. This is one of my favorite new songs that I have taken with me from our weekly classes!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

#352 - The First Day of my Life



Song - The First Day of my Life
Artist - Bright Eyes
Chord source

This song was a little low for me, but I decided to just go with it to challenge myself.

#351 - Sweet Thang



Song - Sweet Thang
Artist Nat Stuckey

Thanks for singin' this one with me Billy Bones, you're always good for an excellent honky tonk tune!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

#350 - The Average Song



Song - The Average Song
Artist - ME!
Chords - If you really want to know them just ask!


I've been tweaking this song for a little while now, I'm pretty happy with where it is finally! This song was inspired by a conversation I had with my friend Jaime. We were noticing how there are only songs written for the very heights and depths of emotion, but never day to day life. Songs are about the overwhelming feelings around love, joy, grief, loss, and sorrow. We thought how funny it would be to hear a song on the radio that was like, "Yeah, that's me! I'm pretty darn average and ok with that!!" I think the result was pretty funny!

*note that my life is actually pretty awesome and the dark parts of this song were added for comedic reasons only :)

Monday, March 10, 2014

#349 - Ukudaily's first open mic!

Huge thanks to everyone who sent supporting thoughts my way and came out for this first open mic performance. It's only 3 songs, but it was a big step for me, I really want to get over my nerves when it comes to performing in front of real humans. I didn't realize how much sitting behind a computer was going to become a crutch for me but it has. It allows me to control ever aspect of a performance and that's just not something that I can maintain if I want to grow as a musician. This open mic was great and I plan to return with regularity, very support, small group of talented musicians and supporters. I have a lot to learn and watching this video is a little cringy for me, but I'm glad I finally took the plunge and moved out from behind the keyboard!

Friday, February 28, 2014

#348 - Open up your heart




Song - Open up your heart
Artist - Buck Owens


Nothing like singing with my best bud Chuck!