Wednesday, November 30, 2011

#97 - Last Kiss

Song - Last Kiss
Artist - Wayne Cochran

I really need to bust out of this strumming pattern!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

#96 - She

Song - She
Artist - Greenday

Let it be known that this was my first song EVER to be recorded right(ish) on the first attempt! Probably because I listened to so much damn Greenday as I kid I could sing or play most of their songs in my sleep.

Monday, November 28, 2011

# 95 - I'm Big in Japan

Song - I'm Big in Japan
Artist - Ton Waits

I first heard this song as a cover on a Fat Wreck Chords compilation. I listened to it all the time and then when I heard the original version I thought it kicked ass even more. Big in Japan now reminds me of Emily when I hear because she does an amazing geisha/ninja set and uses this song. All around kick ass set.

Also, it's kind of hard to do a song with basically one chord through most of it!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

#94 - Mele Kalikimaka

Song - Mele Kalikimaka
Artist - Robert Alex Anderson

For those of you who don't know me, I LOVE Christmas. I'm so excited to do Christmas songs for this blog. For. Reals.

This song holds a special place in my heart because it is featured in National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. Love it.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

#93 - You've Got a Friend in Me

Song - You've Got a Friend in Me
Artist - Randy Newman

A song for my sweetie. You will always have a friend in me.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

#90 - Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue

Song - Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
Artist - The California Ramblers

Here's another song everyone with a ukulele does! Only I can't do it as fast or awesome as shucks.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

#89 - Linoleum

Song - Linoleum
Artist - NOFX

My triumphant return to the blog starts today! I went and had my strings changed on the banjo uke, bought a capo and I am ready to rumble! I am amazed that even after a few days of not playing consistently it get's a harder. I'm glad I started this blog to keep me motivated.

Monday, November 21, 2011

# 88 - Three Miles down

Song - Three Miles Down
Artist - Saves the Day

This is an old video that I realized I hadn't posted here yet. I'm feeling so much better and videos will resume as normal starting tomorrow!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Still sick, ugh. My ukudaily plans have failed! I thought i could power through, but there is no point in me trying to sing today at all!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

No ukudaily yesterday!

I apologize for the lack of post yesterday and possibly today. Here is why I'm slackin':

So sick!! Hopefully I'll be feeling well enough to do one tonight.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

#87 -

Song - Edelweiss
Artist - Rodgers and Hammerstein

This took us about 10 times to do without laughing.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

#85 - Red Clay Halo

Song - Red Clay Halo
Artist - Gillian Welch

Another song with Elisa! These songs have been so much fun!
Notice the Capo on the banjo uke, I didn't think they could play any higher, but they can!

Monday, November 14, 2011

#84 - Video Killed the Radio Star

Song - Video Killed the Radio Star
Artist - The Buggles

Sorry I'm a little shiny today, just got done with a hot yoga class. Every time I take one it makes me want to take one every day. Why are they so darn spendy?!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

#83 - Lean on Me

Song - Lean on Me
Artist - Bill Withers

Here is my first song with my mom (with a little help from Claire).

Saturday, November 12, 2011

#82 - All I Have to do Is Dream

Song - All I Have to do is Dream
Artist - The Everly Brothers

A quick song with my dad before he heads to a gig!

No post for 11/11/11!

I apologize that there was no post for yesterday, but it was for a good reason! My brother and I were going to do a tune together (which I was very excited about) and then this happened:

Bummer! When you only have 4 strings you can't really get away with one missing. Luckily, my Pop can fix just about anything, but that would have to wait as this happened about 10 at night at my brother's house.

I took it to him this morning and of course he was able to fix me up, even had a set up strings and gave me one to hold me over.

I'm pretty sure my dad can fix just about anything. He did this all and then played a song with me just before he went to a gig. Thanks Pop!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

#81 - Two Birds on a Wire

Song - Two Birds on a Wire
Artist - Regina Spektor

Here's another example of me singing WAY too high! Have fun!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

#80 - Que Sera Sera

Song - Que Sera Sera
Artist - Doris Day

Two Doris Day songs in a week, sorry y'all!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

#79 - Back In Babies Arms

Song - Back In Babies Arms
Artist - Patsy Cline

Thanks to everyone who made suggestions for songs! I feel like I'll be set for a while now!

Monday, November 7, 2011

#78 - Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps

Song - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Artist - Dorris Day

Not one of best, sorry bout that! I feel like my song well is running a little dry these days. 78 songs is a lot! I need to explore some new music and find some new stuff!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

#77 - I'll Follow You Into the Dark

Song - I'll Follow You Into the Dark
Artist - Death Cab for Cutie

Good lord, this song is good and sad as all hell. I had kind of written it off because it's one of those songs that everyone with a ukulele eventually does (kind of like I'm Yours, which I won't do). But the lyrics really are incredible, I'm glad Lauren suggested it.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

#73 - I Want to be a Cowboy's Sweetheart

Song - I want to be a Cowboy's Sweetheart
Artist - Patsy Montana

My first yodeling song! Judging from the outcome of this one I don't think I'll be doing any more, HA!

My dad's band used to play this song when I was a kid and you have no idea how often it gets stuck in my head. I can't do half the job the Flats and Denise could, but it sure was a fun song to sing!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

#72 - I'll Fly Away

Song - I'll Fly Away
Artist - Alen E. Brumley

Another song with Elisa! I think the band is officially back together.

These songs seem to work really well for us, anyone have any suggestions of other ones we should do?

#71 - Werewolf Bar Mitzvah

Song - Werewolf Bar Mitzvah
Artist - Tracy Jordan

I failed! This is the only song I really wanted to do for Halloween and tabs cannot be found for it anywhere. I am no good at figuring out chords on my own, so I present to you my first ukulele-less video yet. Just imagine me singing it, I'm sure it will be just as good.

Happy Halloween!