Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ukulele Lady

Well, although this is not a great performance--and not even the entire song--it is kind of fun. Plus, we're always struggling to come up with interesting blog posts so I'm throwing it up here. This is a video birthday card for my friend Dana. If the hula moves look familiar, that is Betty Boop's body lifted from one of her cartoons. (in fact, the one which contains the very first appearance of an animated Popeye.)

For the big uke nerds out there, I'm playing a Kala Pineapple Ukulele. It was a gift from a client of mine; one of the nicest presents I've ever gotten. I think it has a nice sound and it's a lot of fun to play.

And while I'm on the topic of this song, I've got to give some love to one of my favorite versions of Ukulele Lady; it's from the Muppet Show:

Monday, January 05, 2009

Ukedelics at Eastwood Christian

The Ukedelics were asked to perform some Christmas songs at Eastwood Christian Church on January 4. At first we were puzzled, thinking that we would get a lot of strange looks from people for playing Christmas music in January, but then Pastor Jay reminded us that for the Church the Christmas season extends to Jan. 6. (so we had time to spare.)

We played Mele Kalikimaka followed by What Child Is This at the start of the service. Then we performed Silent Night Hawaiian-style for the Offertory music. That song featured our newest member, Casey "Bliss" Dugan, in her Ukedelics debut.

Eastwood has a beautiful sanctuary (with GREAT acoustics, ideal for ukuleles) and the congregation was a great audience, rewarding us with warm applause and positive comments after the service. We enjoyed being there and I'm sure we'll do it again.