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Topic: Happy New Uke...(Ukulele that is)
Message: Posted by: harris (Dec 26, 2008 11:33AM)
My wonderful wife Annie, gave me a beginner Uke...(and even in yellow..which matches our house and many of my props)

Besides songs...can anyone suggest bits of bizness with this fun prop.

Things I have thought of...

1. when it grows up it will be a bass
2. my guitar has been on a diet
3. I washed my guitar and can't do a thing with it
4. use the uke as the body of a puppet..
5. (for magician's)doing a fake floating bit... just think if norm nielsen played the ukulele

any other suggestions..??

thanks in advance...

Message: Posted by: Bryan Gilles (Dec 26, 2008 12:08PM)
All I can think of it Tiny Tim. If you haven't seen him in a while, look him up on YouTube... The one with he and Dean Martin is a personal favorite!

Message: Posted by: Jimeuax (Dec 26, 2008 05:41PM)
When you learn, get yourself a "Kamaka" you will be inspired!---Jimeuax (Kimo)
Message: Posted by: Scruffy the Clown (Dec 31, 2008 09:45PM)
I really should complain to my dry cleaner.They Ruined my Bass Fiddle!
Message: Posted by: Paul Budd (Jun 29, 2009 10:57AM)
On 2008-12-26 13:08, Bryan Gilles wrote:
All I can think of it Tiny Tim. If you haven't seen him in a while, look him up on YouTube... The one with he and Dean Martin is a personal favorite!


I've always like Bryan Gilles, which is why I'm so upset that he'd ever suggest Tiny Tim. The ukulele has enjoyed a huge renaissance in recent years, but most ukulelists view Tiny Tim with great disdain! Just say "no!" to Tiny Tim.
Message: Posted by: Floyd Collins (Jun 29, 2009 11:07AM)
I would do a zombie routine with it.
Message: Posted by: tabman (Jun 29, 2009 11:12AM)
The fact that this is in a thread about [i]funny[/i] says a lot but have you noticed how much its being used in the BG music in commercials lately?? When I was on Maui some years back I was riding the pineapple train and the conductor was a large local man who played the uke and sang to the passengers. Sheer magic I must say in his hands and the unique tuning gives some good sounds especially when used with other stringed instruments.

BTW, I did a show with Tiny Tim at Gilley's Club in Pasadena. It was after his popularity had faded and he was trying to go country I guess. It was freaky. We wanted to run and hide. I felt extremely uncomfortable for him.

Message: Posted by: harris (Jul 8, 2009 08:17AM)
"Tiny Tim" reportedly was a talented musician. This was told to me my musician's I respect.

I have a had a lot of fun this year, playing the Uke "straight" and as a comedy bit. People still mention "Tim", many times when I bring it out.

Latest addition to the think table is a long black wig. Don't know if I will put it on or use it in a vent routine along with a puppet mask.

"Yellow" has also brought a lot of smiles to the Alzheimer Unit I have been visiting this summer. One comment by a resident, "Is he serious?"
The laughter during Friday's "Focus Groups", is magic to my ears.

Favorite songs...
Hey Good Looking

Songs working on include: Sentimental Journey...
Seven...that's where I go for a burito 7 -11
and Jimmy Hendrix's Star Spangled Banner...(inspired by a youtube video of a ukester doing Purple Haze...
Message: Posted by: harris (Jul 9, 2009 10:25AM)
Yes the Ukulele is back...

Been working on Jimmy Hendrix Star Spangled banner...but with my newness on the uke, I may settle for a while for a Hendrixish version of Happy Birthday to you!
Message: Posted by: Jay Jennings (Jul 23, 2009 08:22PM)
Carry it in a guitar case. When you pull it out you get a laugh and you don't even have to say anything.

Yeah, it adds a bit more bulk to carry around than a uke case, but you're an artist, you're supposed to suffer.

Jay Jennings