Sunday, July 29, 2012

#263 - Never Grow Old

Song - Never Grow Old

Artist - James Moore

I'll say it before and I'll say it again, I'm a huge sucker for gospel songs. This song holds particular meaning to me because it is sung in the play "Quliters", one of my favorite plays I did with my dad as a kid.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

#261 - Summer in the City

Song - Summer in the City
Artist - Regina Spektor
Chord Source -

I never realized she was saying "cleavage", ha!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

#260 - So Long, It's Been Good to Know Yuh

Song - Song Long, It's Been Good to Know Yuh
Artist - Woody Guthrie

Another Woody song! This 3/4 rhythm was a real challenge for me today, not sure why!

Friday, July 20, 2012

#259 - Twist of Cain

Song - Twist of Cain
Artist - Danzig
Chord source - Felix's brain

Wanna watch me do something I'm really bad at? Watch me try to play something other than chords in something other than standard ukulele strumming! I'm horrible at it!

But it sure if fun playing music with my sweet husband.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

#258 - She's Got You

Song - She's Got You
Artist - Patsy Cline
Chord Source -

Thanks for this request Billy! Too bad Pasty Cline had an amazing range that I can't get even close to haha!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

#257 - Yesterday

Song - Yesterday
Artist - The Beatles
Chord Source -

Sunday, July 15, 2012

#256 - Do Re Mi

Song - Do Re Mi
Artist - Woody Guthrie
Chord source -

Happy late birthday Woody Guthrie!

Also, I feel like this song could easily be applied to Portland, ha!

#255 - Landslide

Song - Landslide
Artist - Stevie Nicks
Chord Source -

Thank you Megan for finally doing a song with me!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

#254 - Oviedo

Song - Oviedo
Artist - Blind Pilot
Chord Source -

I really don't feel like I did this song justice, but I was listening to it all day and thought I would give it a shot.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

#253 - The Beard Song

Song - The Beard Song
Artist - Sophie Madeleine
Chord Source -

Had to do an extra happy song to make up for yesterday's extra sad song.
Here is the beard I love the most!

Monday, July 9, 2012

#252 - Little Star

Song - Little Star
Artist - Stina Nordenstam
Chord source -

Today was the first time I cried while trying to record a song. I have known our neighbors and good friend Aumie and Shauna as long as I have known Brandon (my husband). They have two of the sweetest cats in the world (even though Morpheus likes to bite sometimes). Romeo is a dear, kind and gentle cat who snuggles and loves like no cat I have ever met. His love for Aumie and Shauna is deep and obvious though he will shower visitors with affection as well. A few months back the found out that Romeo had cancer, which they quickly removed through a surgery. Throughout his treatment and recovery, Romeo remained his sweet affectionate self, never once deviating from his pleasant nature. Last month, the cancer came back and since has grown steadily but without much harm to Romeo's daily life.
This morning my sweet friend received the sad news that these would be his last days. My heart is breaking for them, but I know there is nothing I or they can do for him at this point. I feel helpless that I can't ease there pain or Romoe's. Feeding them and singing sweet songs is all I can hope to do right now.
I couldn't find many songs with the name Romeo in them that weren't super cheesy, so I landed on this one from the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack.

Romeo will always community's little star. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

#251 - Button Up Your Overcoat

Song - Button Up Your Overcoat
Artist - Henderson, DeSylva, Brown
Chord Source -

Yet another great song my dad introduced me to this past weekend! I have no idea what half of the lyrics mean, but I like it!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

#250 - Beer

Song - Beer
Artist - Reel Big Fish
Chord Source -

This was a blast to play with my dad, my brother and John! We worked on a lot of different songs but settled on this one. I hope to do more!

#249 - Take Your Love With Me

Song - Take Your Love With Me
Artist - Sophie Madeleine
Chord Source -

This is a song that my Dad and I have come to love playing together. It works well as a duet and I really like the guitar in there too. What fun it is to play together!

#248 - The "Brownsmead" Birthday Song

Song- The "Brownsmead" Birthday Song
Artist - Traditional / Melody "Mary Widow Waltz" by Franz Lehar
Chord source - I can't find the chords for this song ANYWHERE so if you have a source please share!
It's my brother's birthday on Tuesday so we sang this for him at the Urban Cafe in Astoria. Love you big brother!

Also I have to put "brownsmead" in quotations because some people that have heard this song through brownsmead folk only were very disappointing to hear that we didn't write it!

Monday, July 2, 2012

#247 - I Just Can't Stop Myself

Song - I Just Can't Stop Myself
Artist - Sophie Madeleine
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I really can't get enough of Sophie Madelein, she is just amazing. This is probably the easiest song of hers to learn on uke, usually there are some pretty insane chords in there but this one is relatively tame in comparison to something like "The Rhythm You Started."
Up until the last verse, this is pretty much what songwriting feels like to me. Sometimes I think maybe I'm too darn happy to write anything meaningful! Who wants to hear another song about great my husband is or that I have great friends? I feel like that will get old real quick! Poor me, I don't have anything sad to write about haha!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

#246 - The Happy Song

Song - The Happy Song
Artist - Kate Micucci
Chord source -

More Kate Micucci! Maybe I would have liked scrubs if I would have seen episodes with her in them!