Video: The “Screw You” song, from Scrubs

So, first off, sorry I've been gone for so long (assuming you noticed).  My work schedule has ramped up into insanity mode.  But, no excuses.  Anyway, I'm not sure how I found this video because I haven't watched Scrubs in several years and even then I barely watched it to begin with.  I think it aired right before or after something I did want to watch but I have no idea what that even was anymore.  I don't even have cable these days, so it's hard to remember what life used to be like when I had to watch commercials and shows I really didn't give a rat's ass about just to watch the ones I did.

Anyway, apparently there's something to be said for watching shows accidentally because if I was still sitting through Scrubs I would have seen this super charming video.  I think I remember the bald guy as the defeated hospital lawyer, but I don't recall the girl character at all.  Maybe she was later or something.  Anyway, watch the video and then you can learn more about her.

See. Wasn't that rad?  Anyway, using my super sleuth skills, I was able to determine that cute ukulele-playing girl's identity.  She is Kate "Oates" Micucci.  Oates, you say?  Yup, more on that later.  But, first, you probably want to know how to play that song right?  Yeah, me too.  So I started transcribing it and then I had the brilliant thought to search first and see if anyone else has already cracked that egg.  Well, of course, Woodshed over at has done it already.  If you wanna see why I have a real man-crush on him, check out his post where he has the tabs for the Scrubs Screw You song.

Anyway, back to this "Oates" business.  Yeah, so apparently Kate is in some sort of non-New Zealand folk/parody comedy duo with Riki "Garfunkel" Lindhome.  You know, like Flight of the Conchords only the American lady version.  Yup, they call themselves Garfunkel and Oates and I might have as much of a crush on them as I do Jemaine of the Conchords.

So, apparently the Screw You song is one of theirs, only their version is called "Fuck You" and it has a kazoo.  Can't go wrong with a kazoo and extra swearing, I always say.  See, take a peak.

Yup. Adorable, right?  Anyway, I expect I'll be posting more Garfunkel and Oates in the coming days, assuming my work load lets up.

Misfits “Halloween” by Volumen (featuring the Eleuke)

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:

  • Volumen-1, Shane, Guitar/Bass/Vocals (aka Ukulele Guy)
  • Volumen-2, Doug, Guitar/Vocals (not appearing in this video, he was filming)
  • Volumen^2, Bryan, Bass/Guitar/Vocals (my brother)
  • VolumenBkawck, Chris, Keys/Percussion/Vocals (wrestling mask)
  • Volumen Beta, Bob, DRUMS (drums!)

Also, if you want to play along, you should check out  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.

Enuff of my gabbin'.  Here's the video.