Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
Song - I am Weary let me Rest
Artist - Pete Kuukendall
Here's a real bummer of a song for ya! I think I'll be on a bit of a country/bluegrass kick for a while after this weekend, so much great stuff out there!
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Song - Alligator Man
Artist - Jimmy C. Newman
One of my favorite Larry songs for sure! I was so happy to finally get to play this with him. Lulu did a great job on the video because you really get the full view of the cabin and what everyone was up to. Thank you!
Elisa and I have been wanting to do this song for a while and this is our fist stab at it. I am hesitant to label this video as the final version of the song because I know once we work on it it will be a lot better. This video was mostly to give you a taste of the fun we had this weekend on the mountain and what it's like to play with a ton of people, it's a blast!
Friday, January 27, 2012
Howdy folks! I'm off to the Mt Hood today for a weekend fun time in the snow! No internet access for me, so you'll just have to do without for a few day. Never fear though! There will be so much music playing up there that I will be sure to have several new videos for you when I return!
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Song - Recycled Air
Artist - The Postal Service
The Postal Service is becoming my default when I don't know what to sing. Unfortunately they don't have a ton of songs to choose from. Guess I'll just have to do them all at some point!
I think of this song every time I get on a plane...
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Song - Fake Plastic Trees
Artist - Radiohead
God damn the song is a bummer! If you ever are in a good mood but just want to be in really really bad one listen to this song, or better yet sing it a couple times. I guarantee the world will seem like a much darker place! I remember we were playing Lips (a singing game for the X Box) at a really fun cousins weekend and everyone was having a blast and dancing. Then two of us decided to try this song. I think a few people cried and then we all went to bed.
You've been warned!
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Song - Crazy
Artist - Gnarls Barkley
This is a song I've been wanting to do for a long time. I have a huge folder of bookmarks just dedicated to songs I want to do for the blog. I think this one has been in there since September, I'm really happy with how it turned out. I changed around some of the words, but that's just how I roll (also there were some new chords in there for me so half the time I'm looking at my hands.)
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Song - Take Your Love With Me
Artist - Sophie Madeleine
Today's song was written by Sophie Madeleine who is an amazing musician and in part inspired me to do this blog. She did a great project where she did 30 covers in 30 days.
This song also reminds me a bit of my pop with the references to animals and being the reason I play the ukulele and all.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Song - The Time Traveler (That name is still under construction)
Artist - Us! (We still haven't come up with a band name, any suggestions?)
Our first original song, I'm so excited! I wrote it and then brought it to the group, which turned it into something really amazing. I'm so happy with the way it turned out.
Emma said it sounds like my dads song writing, I think that's sweet.
This song is for my Felix and our long happy future together.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Song - Waltzing Matilda
Artist - Bush Ballad (Wikis words, not mine!)
I think the only reason I am able to spit out all of the words to this song is that I sang in choir at some point in grade school. That stuff will stick right in the ol' noggin, I'm sure kicking out some other useful information.
Song - Silhoettes
Artist - The Postal Service
My uncle totally busted me, I forgot to post this yesterday! I even recorded it the day before because I knew we were going on an adventure, but then I forgot to post it when we got home! Oops!
Anyway, here is what I was doing instead of playing the ukulele!
Friday, January 13, 2012
Song - Sleeping In
Artist - The Postal Service
Sorry I do so many Postal Service songs, they just lend themselves really well to the ukulele. I also spent pretty much all of 2003 listening to them. Really, I don't think I listened to much else.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Song - Between the Bars
Artist - Elliott Smith
I've been wanting to do this song forever, but haven't been able to find the right arrangement that suits a ukulele. So I just made it up! Hopefully it's not too bad!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
While I wasn't raised with any particular religion in the house, some biblical stories did make it into my childhood (I think a lot of them were through sneaky cartoons my grandma showed me!) For some reason I was always drawn to the story of Samson and Delilah. I'm not sure if it was my budding feminism recognizing a strong women or what the reason, but it's one of the few stories I remember. I really like this song because it is written from the perspective of Delilah. While the tune is wandering and was really difficult to sing, I wanted to take a stab at this song mostly for the power in the lyrics.
Also, my hair seems to want to butt part all the time now, I guess it just knows that deep down I really am a hippy.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Song - Across the Universe
Artist - The Beatles
I grew up with the Beatles and have always had the enormous respect for them that every person who plays an instrument or listens to music at all should have. Like them or not, you absolutely have to respect them. And maybe that's why it has taken me this long to do a Beatles song. I am intimidated by doing Beatles songs, but I will work on it and hopefully do more in the future.
I like to think I gave this version a little bit of ukulele flava' though.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Song - Auld Lang Syne
Artist - Robert Burns
When we were kids all the adults would go to their New Years party and we felt super grown up that we were given permission to stay up until midnight. This was huge for me. When Midnight hit, we all knew this song had something to do with the holiday, but absolutely none of the words. Does anyone really know the words? If you do would you mind explaining them to me? Anyway, this is they way we would sing it, and I'll probably sing it that way for the rest of my life.
Happy New Year!