Sunday, December 21, 2014

#365 - Blue Christmas

One of my favorite Christmas tunes, happy holidays!

#364 - Pecan Pie

Song - Pecan Pie
Artist - Billy Bones!
A song by Mr Billy Bones! Special appearance by Yagi! And the debate continues, is it pronounced "pee-CAN" or "pee- CAHN".

Friday, November 21, 2014

#363 - No Turkey for Me

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

#362 - The Bitter End

Hey wow, an original! I haven't done one of those in forever! This one has been kicking around for a while, I was happy to finally get it done!

#361 - Pack up your sorrows

Just realized I never posted this! This was our go-to song in Ireland (or at least I made it our go to!).

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

#360 - We Belong

Song - We Belong
Artist - Pat Benatar
Chord Source

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

#359 - Your Cheatin' Heart

Song - Your Cheatin' Heart
Artist - Hank Williams
Chord Source

Working on my Travis picking! Picking while playing is still a little like rubbin' my head and pattin' my belly at this point, but I'm working on it!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

#358 - You Really Got a Hold on Me

Song - You Really Got a Hold on Me
Artist - Smokey Robinson
Chord Source

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

#357 - How Much is that Yagi in the Window

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 :)

Monday, May 12, 2014

#355 - Hey Good Lookin'

Song - Hey Good Lookin
Artist - Hank Williams
Chord source

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

#354 - Stubborn Love

Song - Stubborn Love
Artist - The Lumineers
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For my friend Shauna, who loves this song and is having a hard week.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

#353 - It's only a paper moon

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

#352 - The First Day of my Life

Song - The First Day of my Life
Artist - Bright Eyes
Chord source

This song was a little low for me, but I decided to just go with it to challenge myself.

#351 - Sweet Thang

Song - Sweet Thang
Artist Nat Stuckey

Thanks for singin' this one with me Billy Bones, you're always good for an excellent honky tonk tune!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

#350 - The Average Song

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

#349 - Ukudaily's first open mic!

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

#348 - Open up your heart

Song - Open up your heart
Artist - Buck Owens

Nothing like singing with my best bud Chuck!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

#345 - Goodnight Irene

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

#343 - Talking Bird

Song - Talking Bird
Artist - Death Cab For Cutie
Chord Source

You guys!!! I turn 30 on Saturday, that's a big deal right?!?!

Friday, January 10, 2014

#342 - We Can't Stop

Song - We Can't Stop
Artist - Miley Cyrus

Thanks so much Megan for doing this song with me!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

#341 - Someday You Will Be Loved

Song - You Will Be Loved
Artist - Death Cab For Cutie
Chord source

Just a teensy little bit out of my range, but still fun!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

#340 - Take My True Love by the Hand (Times a Gettin' Hard Boys)

Song - Take My True Love by the Hand (Times a Gettin' Hard Boys)
Artist - Red Hayes
Chord Source

Extra nerd points if you can correctly identify the series finally that featured this song!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

#339 - Everything is Free

Song - Everything is Free
Artist - Gillian Welch
Chord source

Happy new years day! I hope you had a safe and fun holiday with lots of midnight kisses!