Yay! More press about the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Brittain! From reading the article, it sounds like they do everything from Mozart, to Talking Heads. Dang, I wanna hear eight ukulele experts, clad in tuxedos, totally nail "Psycho Killer". Woah, it looks like you can buy CDs from http://www.ukuleleorchestra.com/. Time to raid my wife's purse for the credit cards!
While it's a proven fact that all ukulele players are exceptionally charming and attractive, this video proves what I've always known deep in my heart. We are also gifted with fantastic sense of humor. The intro portion of "The Good, the Bad, the Ugly" by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Brittan is freaking hilarious! Then they go on to completely nail this Ennio Morricone masterpiece.
Oh to live in New Zealand! The beautiful countryside, the fat American LOTR fans that surely litter the aforementioned landscape these days, Flight of the Conchords and the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra. Yup, and to put syrup on the whole deal, Bret McKenzie, from Flight of the Conchords, performs in the orchestra and co-founded it. Listen to this,
"Classic songs by Prince, Johnny Cash, Kings of Leon and others will be heard when the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra rocks the Lake Wanaka Centre on Sunday and Monday nights." -- Otago Daily Times
I think I would literally kill for this. Well, I guess I'll settle for the next best thing. Playing "Leggy Blonde" on my ukulele and crying myself to sleep.