Ukulele Guy Video Responses (YAY!)

So, I'm going to just come right out and admit that I know very little about the inner workings of Youtube.  I mean, I'd always seen these so-called "Video Responses" but I guess I didn't really get it.  It seemed like something that people did to argue more with a political video or something.  Imagine my surprise when I realized that I have two Video responses to my ukulele videos!

I have pretty much been smiling for days.  Anyway, the first video response I ever got was from russelljenkinsfearn and it was actually from a little while back.  He responded to my Kala Pocket Ukulele rendition of Ween's "Help me scrape the mucus off my brain".  In all honesty, his version is better.   Doh!  Anyway, check it out:

My next video response came over this weekend.  It was posted by "TacoBum311" and it was a response to my Eleuke Electric Ukulele version of Halloween by the Misfits.  Their version also features an Eleuke (the pretty sunburst one) and they do a rocking version of the best Misfits song of all time, Hybrid Moments.  Check it out!

Like I said, I feel like a proud father or something. I know it's a little ridiculous but I can't help it. So, if you want to make my freaking day then please post a Video Response to one of my ukulele videos.

Rock ’em Sock ’em Ukulele

Got $900 burning a hole in your pocket?  I'm sure you do, right?  Well then, friend, you are in luck!  Check out this rad Rock 'em Sock 'em Robot Tenor Ukulele (aka the Robolele).

Rock 'em Sock 'em Ukulele
Rock 'em Sock 'em Ukulele

Celentanowoodworks, from Ashville N.C., will build you one of these babies to order.  Looks like the ukulele is mostly maple and can be made to different sizes, if you so desire.  Can I get a "hell yeah" up in this piece?  If you think this is rad, take a look at the other cool instruments the etsy shop.

The broken and rusty gears in my brain are definitely spinning now.  You see, I have a good friend who also lives in Ashville (at least, I think that's where he lives).  Maybe I can talk him into heading over to Celentanowoodoworks' house and southern-charming them down on the price.  It's worth a shot, right?  While we are talking about my friend, you should probably check out his rad Etsy shop for his ceramics and pottery and stuff.  His store is called Mudstuffing.

Escalating Electric Fence Wager (part 4)

Alright, we've rounded the corner on this ridiculous night of beer-drinking, trash-talking and wagering.  If you had told me, before this thing started that I would be able to get my youngest brother to put his testicles on my electric fence and all it would cost me is $20 then I would have never believed you.  This is the guy who said he wouldn't even touch it for less then $75 and that was with this hands.  Heh.

Now, I realize this has absolutely nothing to do with Ukuleles.  However, if you remember from Part 1 of the wager, I was holding my Eleuke electric ukulele.  So, I'm going to allow it.  Also, I make Colin plug in part 5 of the video, so we can tie it all together. If you are offended by drunkenness, swearing or grown men acting like idiots and talking about their genitals then this might not be the video for you.

Video: Bakithi Kumalo playing the Kala U-Bass with Paul Simon

Well, I'm still going through my inbox and now I'm down to just 281 messages left.  What prompted this particular post was an e-mail I got from Rick Carlson over at Kala.  He was just letting me know that Bakithi Kumalo played a U-Bass on the Colbert Report (with Paul Simon).  The video is pretty rad.  Enjoy!

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Yup. That does it. I definitely need a Kala U-Bass now.

Song: Men at Work’s “Down Under” by Pretty Good Musicians

So, I'm wading through my inbox and trying to get my life back together again after the holidays.  So far I have 644 messages to go.  That's the bad news.  The good news is that I'm halfway done.  The better news is that I found an e-mail from Hillary (from Pretty Good Musicians) and it has a working link to their Men at Work rendition.

You remember Pretty Good Musicians, right?  What?!  You don't?  Harumph.  Then check out them doing Paula Abdul and Duck Tales, yo.

They also cleared up some 30+ year confusion for me.  I never knew what they were saying in the part that sounds like "Chunder".  Guess what?  It's actually Chunder.  To quote Hillary,

You're correct, he does say 'chunder', which is an Aussie saying for vomit.  The entire line is 'Where beer does flow and men chunder.'  I guess they can't hold their Foster's so well.

Touche Australian.  You just got slammed by a ukulele-wielding rad chick.

Anyway, here is their cover of Down Under.

Down Under - A Men at Work cover by Pretty Good Musicians