Damn, I nearly broke my "e" key on the title there.
Ok. I'm not going to say much about this video.... yet. Consider this a teaser of things to come. I know this doesn't appear to be especially ukulele-related, but rest assured that I was holding my Eleuke electric ukulele when I actually touch the electric fence. So... it's legit. 😉
This video series has more cursing than you've come to expect from my videos. But, don't worry, it also has more drinking and slurring. So, it balances out, right? Heh.
So, I had an e-mail this morning from a person looking for an 8-string Tenor Ukulele. They weren't having an easy time searching my site for such a uke. Well, I could see why. I pretty much just list Ukuleles by Brand. That is... I did. Until today!
So, now if you are looking to buy (or maybe just look at some pretty pictures of) different types and sizes of Ukuleles, then check out these new sections on the site.
Let me know if you think I'm missing a section. I actually created a section for Tiple Ukuleles as well, but there was only one listed, so I didn't add that to the my Navigation on the side. So, if you are looking for a new Ukulele, hopefully this makes your quest even easier.
Well, it's been awhile since I've done this and I'm not exactly sure why. So, here we go!
Today, I was perusing eBay looking for Banjolele deals or just something weird and ukulele-related when I discovered this Tin Can Ukulele (currently only $1!)
Here's a picture of this little beauty.
It seems like something that a goat would be playing in an old cartoon. You know, playing his tin can ukulele, chewing tobacco and whatnot. Heh. I'm sort of cracking myself up just thinking about it.
Oh, but wait! I forgot the best part. It's electric! Yup, it's got a K+K pickup in it, so you can plug it into your amp and melt faces, should you so wish. Here's some details that I grabbed from the auction listing:
Neck- Honduras Mahogany Fingerboard- Rosewood Headplate- Spalted Sycamore Bridge- Maple Nut- Maple Pickup- K+K Hotspot Tuners- Gotoh friction tuners
So, it happened. I was able to convince the boys in Volumen to play a Misfits song with me. I'm not sure why I had my heart set on this particular song, but I did. As I said yesterday, the audio is pretty blown out, but that's because we are so F-bomb loud. Also, Volumen Beta (our drummer) is a machine and the camera was sitting right next to him for most of the video. (Something tells me that I'll have my proximity to Volumen Beta, and his massive beat generation, to thank for significant hearing loss in my right ear. Heh.)
Anyway, up until yesterday, I've always sort of treated Volumen and Ukulele Guy as two separate (but equally fun) entities. So, it was really nice to combine the two of them for this video. The boys were real champs about learning this song real quick. I mean, we had already practiced for 2+ hours on our original material for an upcoming show, so it's not like they hadn't already filled their rock quota. Well, quota be damned, I always say... hrm... actually, I've never said that, but I wholeheartedly believe it now.
Just in case you are playing the home game. Volumen are:
Also, if you want to play along, you should check out UkuleleHunt.com. Woodshed wrote up some tabs and lyrics that I actually used. Ukulele Hunt is actually one of my favorite Ukulele sites because it seems like I have similar tastes to Woodshed. That is to say, I love the songs that he chooses to make tabs of.
So, as you may or may not know, when I'm not "Ukulele Guy", I play in Volumen. We are a heavy new wave band from Missoula, MT, and we've been playing weird sonics since 1996. Well, yesterday was Wednesday and Wednesday=Volumen Practice. So, I went in a little bit early and brought my Eleuke so that I could make some videos of it through a better amp.
I lucked out because Volumen^2 (my brother) showed up just minutes later with a case of Coors and he agreed to hold the camera for the second half of this video. Woo hoo! I didn't really have an idea of what I wanted to play, so I just went for it. Sadly, my wah wah pedal badly needs a new battery, apparently, so that part is a little bit weak, but you get the general idea right?
After we finished recording this video, we had regular Volumen practice and then I convinced the boys to play "Halloween", by the Misfits, with me on the Eleuke. We'd never played it before, but we picked it up easily enough. I'll post that video tomorrow, or maybe later today. It's a little blown out, because we are so damn loud, but that just makes it punk rock, right?
P.S. Whoever can tell me what I'm playing during the "clean" portion of this video wins extra special bonus Ukulele Guy points.