Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Dent May

How did I miss this one? Dent May and his Magnificent Ukulele live at The End this past Monday night. Oh well, even if I had known about it I had the Nashukes meeting to host. Maybe we could get him to show up at a Nashukes meeting the next time he's in town.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

October Meeting

Due to scheduling conflicts I am moving the October meeting to the fourth Monday of the month - that would be the 26th. Please be sure to bring a song or two to share (and a few copies to pass around). And since it's Fall and Halloween is just around the corner let's learn a few songs of the season - Spooky and Monster Mash come to mind.
We will be meeting at my house again so just email the Nashukes folks for the address if you haven't been here before -

See you on the 26th!


Friday, October 09, 2009

Wedding Ukes

The Ukedelics played a wedding at Cheekwood a couple of weekends ago. The ceremony was held in the herb garden at sunset. It's a beautiful spot styled like an old ruin, surrounded by remnants of Greek columns.

It was an honor to be asked to be a part of the young couple's very special day. We played a few songs from our regular set while guests were arriving, then performed The Beatles' "I Will" and, of course, the version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" made famous by Israel Kamakawiwo Ole'.

It was also the first time we played "Fly Me to the Moon" out. A great addition to our set list. Todd Elgin on vocals & killer uke solo. Andy & Anita notice the birds a-chirpin' a bit into the song. The rhythm section drives this song. A jet flies over at the end. It was so much fun. Hope we bring them good luck.

"Fly Me to the Moon" is a popular standard song written by Bart Howard in 1954. It was titled originally "In Other Words", and was introduced by Felicia Sanders in cabarets. The song became known popularly as "Fly Me to the Moon" from its first line, and after a few years the publishers changed the title to that officially.