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Herrow.

Long week. Lots of fires to put out this week at work. But it’s over and am enjoying a lazy Saturday morning.

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Posted by on May 28, 2011 in Music, Personal, Ukulele

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Ukulele Hunting (Updated)



So I’ve been saving up for a tenor ukulele (the generally accepted types are soprano (what I have now), concert (slightly larger/louder than the soprano), tenor (more volume and bass but, more importantly, longer fretboard, the whole instrument is about 4″ longer than a soprano) and baritone (a mini guitar, 50% loner than a soprano and often with different tuning).

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Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Music, Personal, Ukulele

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Pop Music and Me



Music. Muzik. Musique. MMMM. Mmmm. M.

Distinctions made by genre, quality, periods… what it comes down to is whether something speaks to me, piques my interest.  I don’t believe in high or low brow distinctions however. Like literature and other forms of art, I find myself intrigued as soon as I get a sense that what’s being expressed is genuine (a natural expression, as opposed to contrived or planned). Coldplay, for instance, plan on making it as popular and “good” as possible. Chris Martin doesn’t hide this. When Parachutes came out I rather liked it. However the themes of subsequent albums were lost on me and I simply lost interest. Others, such as Matthew Good, aren’t necessarily as accessible, but it works for me.

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Posted by on May 8, 2011 in General, Music

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Diary (XVI)



Hey-o. A dreary Saturday. Let’s see if I can get my apartment clean for a change.

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Posted by on April 16, 2011 in Music, Personal

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Diary (XII)



Long week.

After work I went to pick up a parcel from the UPS warehouse. One they confirmed would be there. That their website tracking page confirmed was waiting for me. But it wasn’t. The parcel was on a truck. I decided I’d not be like the previous two customers, who stormed out swearing and throwing stuff around (not exaggerating) or be bothered by one of the clerks asking customers if their company is hiring ’cause she hates UPS (not even joking). After a few minutes they offered for me to meet up with the driver to get the parcel. So I was given the address to a plaza and told that he’d be there and I was provided with a half hour window of opportunity. Yeah. He never showed. I left 50 minutes later.

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Posted by on March 18, 2011 in General, Music, Personal

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Diary (X)



Busy. Getting ready to take the motorcycle out of storage. Bought a new rear tire for it last week in Stoney Creek, will drop it off at the dealer sometime this week.

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Posted by on March 15, 2011 in General, Music, Personal

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Random (III)



Something UkeHunt shared that I had to also share… This is so incredibly good. I want to go to there…

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Posted by on March 5, 2011 in Fun, General, Music, Ukulele

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Music: The Cure’s Lovesong on the Ukulele (Instrumental)



 

A little more uke fun.

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Posted by on February 27, 2011 in Music, Ukulele

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Music: Johnny Cash’s Sam Hall on the Ukulele



Well, I finally bit the bullet and recorded myself playing a song on the ukulele.

As a backgrounder, I’ve been playing for about 6 months. he only instrument I’ve played before were the drums when I was a teenager so this is the first instrument I’m learning that involves notes. Or strings.  I’ve been struggling learning a few songs, but yesterday I came across a tab for Sam Hall. Playing this song came a lot more naturally to me than the others. So 24 hours later, I recorded it.

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Posted by on February 15, 2011 in Fun, Music, Ukulele

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