Saturday, December 31, 2011

#125 - What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

Song - What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
Artist - Frank Loesser

Thanks for doing this one with me Billy!
Happy new year everyone!

Friday, December 30, 2011

#124 - King of the Road

Song - King of the Road
Artist - Roger Miller

Sorry it cuts off at the end, I have officially run out of room on my phone!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

#123 - Walk On By

Song - Walk on By
Artist - Cake

I love Cake, I don't care what you say!
Also I nailed (as close to nailing it as I get anyway) this one on the first try!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

#122 - You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile

Song - You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile
Artist - Martin Charnin and Charles Strouse (From Annie)

I don't know why this song popped into my head recently, but I do love it. Though Annie is not one of my favorite musicals (child actors give the creeps a little) it has some amazing musical numbers. I once heard an interview with one of the composers for the play and he said he intentionally wrote the numbers way too high for a child's range. His intention was to create excitement for the audience as the kids would reach for these notes. Interesting concept!

Also while dinking around for different versions of the song I found this:

Does the littlest girl look familiar? Maybe a little like this?

Woah! Creepy child actor status confirmed!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

#121 - To Be With You

Song - To Be With You
Artist - Mr. Big

Here is a song that my friend Sean and I did. Sean is the master behind my new found hair and is partially responsible for loving karaoke. You know someone is a really good friend when they help you comb out your dreads.....twice.

He is an amazing stylist, book an appointment with him!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

#120 - Hush Little Baby

Song - Hush Little Baby
Artist - traditional

I didn't think it could happen, but I am actually pretty tired of doing Christmas songs, so instead here is something completely different. I guess it's appropriate though because the best gift my family received this year was a new, beautiful baby girl. My niece Lucy is precious!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

#119 - Hobo's Lullaby

Song - Hobo's Lullaby
Artist - Goebel Reeves

I know I have said it a million times on this blog, but I really love playing with my dad. He is an amazing musician and I learn so much every time I play with him.
Love you Pop!

#118 - Silent Night (kind of)

Song - Silent Night
Artist - I think we have to keep the credit for this version

This was from a sweater party a few weeks ago. It was so amazingly bad I decided to save it to post for Christmas eve, Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

#116 - Oh, Holy Night

Song - Oh, Holy Night
Artist - Adolphe Adam

Even though I'm not religious, this is one of my favorite Christmas songs. Ever listen to those polls Talk of the Nation does to find out everyone's favorite holiday tunes? This is always up there.
Sorry my voice was lacking for this song, I blew it out pretty good caroling all last night!

#115 - Christmas Caroling at Peacock Lane!

Last night we went caroling at Peacock Lane. I haven't been caroling since I was a kid and every year I say I want to go, but never put forth the effort to make it happen. This year I was determined, but it was really Dutch that put the plan into motion. Thank you SO much to everyone that came out and sang, played, whistled or just walked around with us in the cold. It was an absolute blast!

Sorry these videos are kind of dark, Felix did a great job filming, there was just a lot of back lighting due to all the awesome happening on the houses.

I think this ended up being one of our best numbers. Thanks Elisa for heading up the back ups!

Thanks everyone for learning this one, it's one of my favorites!

And here is some silver bells followed by that good ol Christmas classic, Holy Diver:

Thank you again everyone! That was so much fun!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

#114 - Personal Jesus

Song - Personal Jesus
Artist - Depeche Mode (in the style of Johnny Cash)

It's a Christmas song because it talks about Jesus right?

The ukulele I am playing in this video (and a few others) was an amazing gift from my good friend Jaime. I can't find the words to say how much I love this ukulele and what this gift means to me. I hope that we will continue to play music together as the last song we did was a ton of fun.

In addition to being a fantastic friend, Jaime is also an incredible entertainer. Any of you that have seen her perform understand why I chose this song to thank her for the ukulele. She creates the perfect blend of funny, sexy and interesting all while performing flawlessly. She influenced me to take up fire dancing and will always be a mentor and inspiration to me as a performer and a person.

I love you Jaime!

Check out her performance website:
As well as her clothing line (for big booties, her underwear cannot be beat!) :

Thursday, December 15, 2011

#112 - Take On Me

Song - Take On Me
Artist - A-Ha

We don't actually have chipmunk voices, surprise!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

#111 - Christmas Don't Be Late

Song - Christmas Don't be Late
Artist - Ross Bagdasarian

The band is officially back together. Well done ladies, well done.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

#110 - Silver Bells

Song - Silver Bells
Artist - Jay Livingston

Back up provided by Felix and his new iPad!

Monday, December 12, 2011

#109 - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Song - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Artist - Hugh Martin

So much Christmas, you can hardly stand it!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

#108 - The Way I am

Song - The Way I Am
Artist - Ingrid Michaelson

Damn you advertising! This song is totally set in my mind as a Christmas song after Old Navy had it in a commercial a few years back. Oh well, the more Christmas songs the better I suppose!

This song makes me think of my sweet Felix. I'm a nerd and he's ok with that, that's pretty cool, it's pretty cool.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

#107 - Home

Song - Home
Artist - Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros

Billy and I have been planning on doing this song for months, I'm so happy it finally came together!

You can find Billy Bones and all of his awesome at

Friday, December 9, 2011

#106 - Jingle Bell Rock

Song - Jingle Bell Rock
Artist - Bobby Helms

This blog has been a tong of fun for many reasons, one being that I have found out my friends are incredibly musically talented. My pals are talented in many ways; bike construction, dancing, fire performing, skateboarding just to name a few of them. But they also seem to have talents that they have kept to themselves!

For example I found out today that my pal Jaime has an incredible voice and can also play the ukulele (while not feeling so hot, nonetheless). Dutch, who is also multitalented and I knew had a great singing voice demonstrated he is also a very skilled whistler. Who knew?! What's your hidden talent?

Thursday, December 8, 2011

#105 - L.O.V.E

song - L.O.V.E
Artist - Nat King Cole

Not my best, but both of my videos fell through today! Elisa and I are working on something awesome, so it wasn't quite ready today. But Billy, Billy has no excuse. What a turd. Not really, you're ok Billy.

Needless to say, this video is not my best, but I did what I could!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

#104- My Hump (in the style of Alanis Morissette)

Song - My Hump
Artist - The Black Eyed Peas (performed in the style of Alanis Morissette)

The first time I heard this song was actually this version, so you can imagine my confusion when I heard the original.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

#103 - Never is a Promise

Song - Never is a Promise
Artist - Fiona Apple

This song is a stretch for me a lot of levels. It's not silly, it doesn't rely on the ukulele and it's super high at times. I need to break out of my strumming habits and the only way to do that is to try things that are totally different!

Also, I promise I don't wear the same thing everyday, this is my favorite sweater on the planet and I am constantly cold. Is that ok with you?! Stop judging me!!

#102 - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

Song - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Artist - Johnny Marks

We put up our tree last night and I love it! The house is so Christmassy now!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

#101 - Ain't She Sweet

Song - Ain't She Sweet
Artist - Milton Age and Jack Yellen

I've made it over 100! I am so happy with this blog, it has been a blast. Who knows how long I can keep it up at 1 video a day (or as close as I can get) but I am having the best time with it.

#100 - Dueling ukulele and guitar

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

#98 - Santa Baby

Song - Santa Baby
Artist - Joan Javits

Let the Christmas songs begin!