Sunday, December 21, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Song - No Turkey for Me
Artist - Me!
This one is for all you vegetarians/vegans out there on Thanksgiving this year! Share this video to get ahead of the "why-don't-you-want-any-turkey??" conversation.
Have a great holiday, no matter you eat!
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Song - We Belong
Artist - Pat Benatar
I don't know that anyone loves 80's music more than my friend Mini. She tears it up at karaoke on the regular, but it was lovely to hear her sweet voice stand alone. So much fun!
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Song - You Really Got a Hold on Me
Artist - Smokey Robinson
Thank you for your patience while we get settled in our new place and I find time and space to work on music stuff! As you can tell I'm a little rusty, but I'm ready to get back to it!
To change things up a bit and keep the content on the blog current, I've decided to open ukudaily up for contributions! Songs don't have to be done on a ukulele, any instrument is great, but I would like to try to keep it to a similar style of video that we have here currently: one to a few people with focus on acoustic covers and originals. If you are interested leave a comment or send me a message and I'll write up a fun introduction for you.
Stay tuned for fun changes on ukudaily!
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Introducing.....Yagi!! He's our wonderful dog we adopted a few days ago! He is just the best and will even put up with me playing a ukulele while he's sitting on my lap, there seems to be no end to his patience and sweetness. He has a touch of kennel cough, so you will hear a little hacking, but it's already getting better. You may also notice a new background, that's because we are in our new house! So many new wonderful things in our lives, now just need to carve out some time for more ukulele playin :)
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
Song - Hey Good Lookin
Artist - Hank Williams
I'm loving this new Outdoor Ukulele! It's durable as all heck, made in Oregon and has a lovely, bright sound. I'm excited to take it out and about this summer without worrying about it getting beat up and tossed around. I've seen them around in Portland, give one a try!
Friday, April 25, 2014
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Song - It's only a paper moon
Artist - Harold Arlen
The past few weeks I've been taking a really fantastic uke class at Artichoke music! It's been a fantastic experience; I've learned a lot and enjoyed meeting other ukulele enthusiasts. I take away so much knew knowledge from each class that I need to practice a lot more in order to retain it all. This is one of my favorite new songs that I have taken with me from our weekly classes!
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Song - The Average Song
Artist - ME!
Chords - If you really want to know them just ask!
I've been tweaking this song for a little while now, I'm pretty happy with where it is finally! This song was inspired by a conversation I had with my friend Jaime. We were noticing how there are only songs written for the very heights and depths of emotion, but never day to day life. Songs are about the overwhelming feelings around love, joy, grief, loss, and sorrow. We thought how funny it would be to hear a song on the radio that was like, "Yeah, that's me! I'm pretty darn average and ok with that!!" I think the result was pretty funny!
*note that my life is actually pretty awesome and the dark parts of this song were added for comedic reasons only :)
Monday, March 10, 2014
Huge thanks to everyone who sent supporting thoughts my way and came out for this first open mic performance. It's only 3 songs, but it was a big step for me, I really want to get over my nerves when it comes to performing in front of real humans. I didn't realize how much sitting behind a computer was going to become a crutch for me but it has. It allows me to control ever aspect of a performance and that's just not something that I can maintain if I want to grow as a musician. This open mic was great and I plan to return with regularity, very support, small group of talented musicians and supporters. I have a lot to learn and watching this video is a little cringy for me, but I'm glad I finally took the plunge and moved out from behind the keyboard!
Friday, February 28, 2014
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Song - Goodnight Irene
Artist - Leadbelly (popularized by Pete Seeger)
The folk community lost one of it's greats this week. Pete Seeger lived a long and amazing life and he influenced the music that means the most to me in the world. Thank you for believing in the power of music and the power of people.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Song - Take My True Love by the Hand (Times a Gettin' Hard Boys)
Artist - Red Hayes
Extra nerd points if you can correctly identify the series finally that featured this song!