I have so much work to catch up so I’m just going to give you a ukulele video instead of real deep thoughtlike thoughts. I’m too loud for my microphone… to be fair, it’s for my Playstation 2. //ENDDORK
Two seemingly unrelated things, right? WRONG!
I am going to Sweden on Monday AND I’ve just recorded Fett’s Vette on the Ukulele. I know. It’s a plethora of goodness. And it’s Tom Keane’s new favorite thing on the internet — if that doesn’t recommend it, I don’t know what could.
On Wednesday night, I’m hosting a “Godless Karaoke” event in Columbia, SC. What does being godless have to do with karaoke? Absolutely nothing. Except that I know a lot of super awesome people in the skeptic and atheist movements that really love music and karaoke. I think there’s some sort of connection there, I’m going to figure it out. Anyway, we definitely need to start some sort of atheist band.
About a month and a half ago, I obtained for Christmas a ukulele with the thought that it would be easier and nerdier to learn than the guitar, something I had failed at a couple of years ago. I was listening to an old CD I found in my car, which has this wonderful song by the Nerf Herders, “Mr. Spock”, which I adore and I thought to myself, “If I could play this on the ukulele, that is about the most dorky thing in the universe, I love it.”
I have now recorded five songs on the ukulele on YouTube and here they are in reverse chronological order, starting of course with “Mr. Spock”. If you’re looking for nostalgic, may I recommend the Kermit the Frog number at the bottom. If you need additional nerdiness, we’ve got Tom Lehrer’s elements set to a possibly recognizable tune. And if you need more Gaga or Stevie in your lives, there’s a little bit of that as well.