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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.