You remember the Large Hadron Collider, right? Sure, you do, 17-mile-long tunnel near Geneva, Switzerland? Supposed to make particles accelerate and collide and possibly give us more information about the Big Bang, and whatnot? Or, maybe you remember it as the giant science thingy that when you turn it on, the world ends? In either case, Will Howells wrote this little ditty about it.
I'm not sure how I missed this the first time around, but apparently Warren Buffet is a Ukulele aficionado. The original drawing, from the Omaha World-Herald, appeared after Buffet described why he loves the Ukulele. That is to say, because it's "cheap, portable and useful for courting".
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.
Ah yes. The song that everyone loves to hate. The bubblegum, some say saccharin, theme song to the TV show, Friends. Well, that doesn't mean everyone won't be tapping their feet and singing it in their mind when you whip out your rendition of this poppy number at the next campfire. Hell, if I only learned uke songs that I liked, no one would ever ask me to play. So, suck it up, learn this little ditty and while you are it... how bout the Laverne and Shirley theme song? Thanks.