Posts Tagged ‘ukulele’

Time to hurt some feelings – Portland Man by Ukulele Guy

Posted in Ukulele Songs, Ukulele Videos on September 15th, 2011 by Uke Guy – 1 Comment

I'd like to consider myself as a fairly nice guy.  I mean, I'm not a totally sociopath at least.  I honestly want other people to be happy and whatnot.  But, all that said, I can definitely tell you that as I age (poorly) I find that I have less and less tolerance for douchebaggery.  Odd... for some reason my spellcheck is telling me that douchebaggery isn't a word.  Clearly this thing is faulty.

Anyway, despite all of my best intentions.  I often find myself writing "mean" songs.  Some of the oldest Volumen songs (and nearly all the PWT songs) are mean to some person or other.  I guess I just can't help being an asshole.  But, on the opposite side of it.  It never hurts to take yourself less seriously, right?  I mean, I'm more than willing to have it thrown right back in my face.

So, why all the setup?  Well, being a "weirdo" into "weird music" I have lots of "weird" friends (surprisingly enough).  Well, I love all of those weirdos and the weirdos that they introduce me into in other town. But, in my journeys and tours (especially in Seattle and Portland) I've noticed a particular kind of (slightly disingenuous) weirdo.  So, I attempted to document this character in song.  I probably should have written another verse or two, but you know how I roll.  I'd rather just blast a song out and then never look back.  So, let's blast away, shall we?

If you feel like playing along.  Here's the tabs.  NOTE:  In my head the parentheses are a call and response type of thing.  So, I'm hoping my brother will sing those parts for me if we manage to play this live ever.

 

Portland Man by Ukulele Guy

A
He got tight pants (high waters)
C
white belt (doesn't matter)
D
He got a squiggly design on his v-neck shirt
C                         D7
5 o'clock shadow and his feelings are hurt

A
He's got principles (I believe him)
C
LAST YEAR HE WAS ALMOST TOTALLY VEGAN
D
He heard about your favorite band before you did
C D7
you read it in mojo (he already knew it)

twirly C             A
He's a..... Portland man
twirly C   F G
Portland man
He's a..... Portland man

twirly C D7
A
He's got lady friends (ad infinitim)
C
longboards (oh, he'll ride 'em)
D
he knows a little place that has the best soy latte
C                          D7
he's got perfect hair, and glitter on his body

He rocks facial hair (with irony)
he digs mp3 piracy
his cigarette brand? (american spirits)
you like his messenger bag? don't get near it

chorus

He's a...
C                                  E7
adorable hipster, but he's gaining weight
F                           G
because that pabst blue ribbon tastes so great

Video: Dead Puppies on a 6-String Uke

Posted in Ukulele Videos on August 17th, 2011 by Uke Guy – Be the first to comment

Well, if you ever wanted to know what Dead Puppies sounded like when it was being performed by a traveling minstrel on a lute.  I can help you out.  Well, I don't actually have a lute, but I assume it sounds much like my 6-string ukulele.

What's that?  You don't know what Dead Puppies is?  Holy crap.  Didn't you listen to the Dr. Demento show on the radio, growing up?  What's that?  You don't know what the radio is?  Freaking kids today and your fancy interwebs and whatnot.

Here's a live version of Ogden Edsl rocking Dead Puppies.  I dunno about you guys, but I totally want to hang with these dudes.  Maybe it's the beard talking.

And here is my bathroom version of Dead Puppies.

This song is just one of those touchstones for me.  I can't explain in.  In fact, my brothers and I are working on a ridiculous requirements for our funerals.  For example, the other brothers have to have Coolio hair, or everyone at the funeral must listen to 3 hours of my old 4-track recordings.... etc.  Well, I'm pretty sure Dead Puppies is going to need to be played at my funeral and my ghost will ensure that everyone is singing along.

Video: Kazookeylele – Final Countdown

Posted in Ukulele Videos on March 16th, 2011 by Uke Guy – Be the first to comment

So, you know who I want in my corner when the S really hits the F.  (Why couldn't I spell Fan?  Good Question).  I don't want Indiana Jones, I don't want Boba Fett.... I need this guy right here.  I can just tell that he's who you need in your corner in a clutch cargo situation.

I'm also thinking how to take this thing to the next level. I mean, how many nerdy instruments can we combine? For example, the accordion appears to be sadly lacking. Not that I'm knocking the Kazookeylele. I would literally kill my own brother to own one. But, while I dreaming, can't I dream of a version that has an accordion and theremin built in? I think so.

Anyway, moving onward. How about the song choice for this video? I think one of my first ever posts was of this same fella doing Bohemian Rhapsody.  I think Final Countdown might even be a better representation of the Kazookeylele, although I'm not sure which video was first.  I think maybe this one was.  So, he might have redone the instrument since then.  I'll find out when I start stalking him. ;)

Ukulele Pichu, the ukulele-wielding pokemon

Posted in Ukulele News on October 5th, 2010 by Uke Guy – Be the first to comment

I'm not exactly sure how I stumbled upon this, but apparently there is going to be (or already is?) a new Pokemon game for the DS.  It's called Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs.  Anyway, your sidekick in this adventure is a little guy named Ukulele Pichu.  Yup, he's awesome.  Check out this picture.

Ukulele Pichu

How long do you think it will be before you can buy a ukulele that looks just like Ukulele Pichu's uke?  Let's hope it's not very long because that thing looks rad.  I don't know much more about the game, but here's the trailer if you are interested.

Video Cover: Bed Intruder – my perky interpretation

Posted in Ukulele Videos on September 23rd, 2010 by Uke Guy – Be the first to comment

Alright, so I'm sure y'all have seen the Bed Intruder auto-tune song like a bajillion times (hell, you can buy it on freaking itunes), but just in case you haven't:

Ahh... damn, that's good stuff. I had to snap myself out of it just now because I was starting it for the 4th time. I think I have a problem. I've also been trying to seek out alternate versions and covers because there's loads of em out there. Here's two of my other favorites.

Bed Intruder Shamisen Cover:

Bed Intruder Mario Paint Cover:

Ok. I think I got enough of a fix to move on with the post now. Sorry, I can't stop myself. Anyway, I wanted to do a ukulele cover of Bed Intruder, but a quick search showed that like 10,000 people already had that idea. So... hmm... what does that leave? Well, how about a perky Edwardian-era interpretation? Imagine this version booming out of your Victrola. Oh hells yah!

If, for some crazy reason, you want to play my version, here's the chords:

Bed Intruder - a perky interpretation by Ukulele Guy
G - 0232
A7 - 0100
D - 2220
D7 - 2223
B7 -2322
B - 4322
Em - 4432

     G               A7
he's climbin in your windows
     D             B7
he's snatchin your people up
      E7-4445    A7
tryna rape em so y'all need to
D                         B
hide your kids, hide your wife
Em                        A7
hide your kids, hide your wife
B                         
hide your kids, hide your wife
       G             A7  D
and it wouldn't be a bad idea
             D
to hide your husband
     Em           A7          B7
cuz they're rapin errbody out here
     Em           A7          D
cuz they're rapin errbody out here
G                 A7       D
you don't have to come and confess
       B7
we're lookin for you
E7-4445         A7
we gon find you
D           B
we gon find you
Em                 A7
so you can run and tell that,
B
run and tell that
Em    A7    D
home, home, homeboy

            E7
we got your t-shirt
              A7               D-2225  C#-6544 B7
you done left fingerprints and all
           E7
you are so dumb
               A7          D-2225  C#-6544 B7
you are really dumb--for real
        G                       A7
the man got away leaving behind evidence
D-2225                     B7
i was attacked by some idiot in the projects
G           A7       D
so dumb, so dumb, so dumb, so
G           A7       D
so dumb, so dumb, so dumb, so

     G               A7
he's climbin in your windows
     D             B7
he's snatchin your people up
      E7-4445    A7
tryna rape em so y'all need to
D                         B
hide your kids, hide your wife
Em                        A7
hide your kids, hide your wife
B                         
hide your kids, hide your wife
       G             A7  D
and it wouldn't be a bad idea
             D
to hide your husband
     Em           A7          D7
cuz they're rapin errbody out here

Video: 3am “Girl from Ipanema” on Ukulele and Keytar

Posted in Ukulele Videos on August 10th, 2010 by Uke Guy – Be the first to comment

Well, I'm finally back from the whirlwind Volumen Mini-tour of the northwest.  I feel like I'm still recovering, though.  This morning Simon (my five-year-old) asked me when I was getting my normal voice back.  I wish I knew kid.  I wish I knew.  Anyway, we played 4 shows in 4 days and after the 2nd show I had already lost my pillow and my voice.  After the 3rd show I had lost my credit card and any dignity and sanity I used to have.

The tour was awesome!  We had really great turn-outs and we sold buckets of CDs and shirts and whatnot.  Actually, the t-shirt sales weren't all good news.  We discovered after the Seattle show that we had sold at least one shirt that still had the security tag on it.  Whoops.  Sorry about that folks.  Just drive to Montana and we'll unlock it for ya.

Anyway, this is all leading up to a Ukulele video, right?  Umm... yup.  Here's the story.  We played at the Sunset Tavern in Ballard (Seattle-ish).  We played with Summer Babes (who are awesome) and two other bands who were fine, I guess?  I was a little grouchy on stage because we weren't allowed to drink on stage.  It's apparently against the law.  But, for some reason $37 white belts and tight pants are totally legal.  I'll let you figure that one out.  So, after our set we all made up for lost time with something I like to call "Extra Beers".  Then we loaded up our gear and drove to the afterhours at Jeff's house (Jeff is in Summer Babes and The Lights).

After arriving safe and sound we went across the street to The Buckaroo and had $2 cans of Olympia, pickled eggs and Misfits played super loud.   They ran us out of there by bringing a motorcycle inside the bar and peeling out inside the bar.  It was nuts.

So, we ran back to Jeff's house and decided to chill out.  This started the impromptu Girl From Ipanema session you are about to witness.  Keep in mind, Bob is our drummer and we'd never seen that keytar before.  K.  Here goes.

Crazy Frog Ukulele!

Posted in Ukulele Deals on October 27th, 2009 by Uke Guy – Be the first to comment

So, being someone who plays ukulele, you are used to being happy and the center of attention, right?  I mean, let's face it, people count on us to play the clown a little bit, right?  If you ever saw me play, you'd know it was true.  Seeing a big guy playing this tiny little instrument just brings a smile to your face.

Now... imagine if that ukulele was decorated to look like a frog.  Huzzah!



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Hmm... that thumbnail is freaking tiny!   Sorry about that, but if you look at "Stagg Frog Ukulele with Gig Bag" you'll see the whole deal.  I did some searching on the Internet and the only other one of these that I saw was on a site that I didn't know much about.  Besides, everyone has an ebay account, right? ;)

Anyway, here's some more information from the auction:

Traditional soprano Ukulele w/ Frog graphic top, in black nylon gigbag - Top: nato - Back & Sides: nato - Neck & Headstock: nato - Fingerboard & Bridge: nato - Tuners: geared pegs w/ "antique white" plastic knobs - Scale length: 349 mm, (13.74 in.) - Fingerboard Dim. 177 mm (7 in.), 12 frets - Neck & Head: 300 mm (12 in.) - Body: 240 mm, (9.3 in.)- Total length: 540 mm, (21.25 in.) - Finish: Frog design.

Now get out there and make a fool of yourself! But, for god's sake, do it tastefully.

Ukulele Wall Mount

Posted in Ukulele Deals on October 23rd, 2009 by Uke Guy – Be the first to comment

So... you have some ukuleles (Wait, you do have some ukuleles, right?  If not, correct that problem and get a ukulele already!).  Anyway, you have ukuleles, but you need somewhere to put them when you aren't playing them.  I mean.. you can't play all three of them at once, right?  Well, sounds like you need to buy this hand carved ukulele wall mount on ebay.



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I currently have something like that in my office and it holds up to 5 guitars/ukes.  But, I can tell you right now that it cost me more than $30.  Plus.... my poor thumbs!  (damn you, hammer!).  Here's some notes from the auction:

Welcome!! This piece is carved out of Select Pine and stained brown. It measures 24" x 5-1/2" x 3/4" thick. The black pegs (3/4" soft foam rubber over steel) have 1-1/2" clearance and are 3" long. I will supply two 2" screws to secure the holder *additional hardware may be needed for your application* Thanks for looking, and if you like unique carvings and I'm sure you do, please be sure to check out my other auctions & store inventory. Thank you.

More Flying V Action!

Posted in Ukulele Deals on October 23rd, 2009 by Uke Guy – Be the first to comment

Bird1001, on Twitter, told me where you can get those Flying V Ukuleles.  I must not have been looking very hard.  Check out this black one!



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The price is definitely right at $41.97! I did a quick look for Mahalo Ukulele Flying V on ebay and they were all at least $20 more than that.

Gah!  There are only 2 in stock?!  Why the hell am I telling you about them?!  Mine, mine, mine!

eBay: Vintage Surfer Swagerty Singing Treholipee Ukulele

Posted in Ukulele Deals on October 22nd, 2009 by Uke Guy – Be the first to comment

UPDATE:If you found this page looking for a Treholipee, then check out the following deals:



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Wow!  I've never seen, nor heard of, one of these before.  Take a gander:

Swagerty Singing Treholipee

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Treholipee Ukulele.  From the auction notes:

Being sold out of local estate is a vintage Swagerty Surfer Ukulele. Called a "The Singing Treholipee". Made in San Clemente, CA, licensed by Don Gardner. From the 1960's, these Ukulele's were used by Surfers. The long headstocks were stuck in the sand while they were surfing. Measures approximately 47" in length. It is in very good condition, except that it is missing one tuning paddle and one tuning paddle is broken off. Please see pictures. Sold "As Shown". I have seen replacements paddles sold on Ebay. Will make a wonderful addition to any collection!

It sounds like this particular Treholipee Uke could use some love, but it's still freaking gorgeous!  I searched through past ebay auction data (check out http://easypriceguide.com to see how) and based on the past 90 days of eBay data, Treholipee Ukes sell for about $186 (on average).  So, it sounds like this auction might be worth watching more closely.