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(Denver Post)   Fifth Denver Ukulele Festival draws 1,200 players and Don Ho. "For some reason people don't feel as intimidated with this instrument"   (denverpost.com) divider line 43
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2012-05-20 07:25:42 AM
I'd be pretty intimidated. Don Ho has been dead for 5 years.
 
2012-05-20 10:11:29 AM
Why would Don Ho go, even if he wasn't dead? Don Ho played a keyboard.
 
2012-05-20 10:49:22 AM
The ghost of Tiny Tim cries in the corner.
 
2012-05-20 10:56:50 AM
Hey, it's "Don Professional Sex Industry Worker".
 
2012-05-20 10:56:52 AM
Because, you know, the ukulele was the preferred instrument of the Donner Party.
 
2012-05-20 10:58:41 AM

Ed Finnerty: The ghost of Tiny Tim cries in the corner.


And dabs his anus with a baby wipe.
 
2012-05-20 11:08:32 AM

Ed Finnerty: The ghost of Tiny Tim cries in the corner.


upload.wikimedia.org
She seems to carry the image well...
 
2012-05-20 11:09:49 AM

zulius: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x270]
She seems to carry the image well...


I like her in Raising Hope. Vaguely remember her from Scrubs.
 
2012-05-20 11:10:31 AM
I got your farking tulips right here bud.
 
2012-05-20 11:11:43 AM
 
2012-05-20 11:11:47 AM
cdn.wg.uproxx.com

A whole festival just for a guy from a semi-popular TV show from the 1980s?
 
2012-05-20 11:14:40 AM
"Don Ho can sign autographs 3.4 times faster than Efrem Zimbalist Jr."

--George Carlin
 
2012-05-20 11:15:28 AM
You know what I like about the ukulele?

If you dress up like Colonel Sanders and play the ukulele in Times Square, tourists throw you nickels.

Play the bagpipes, they kick you down the subway stairs...
 
2012-05-20 11:20:05 AM

Corporate Self: [cdn.wg.uproxx.com image 630x400]

A whole festival just for a guy from a semi-popular TV show from the 1980s?


It was more of a '90s show.
 
2012-05-20 11:21:03 AM
 
2012-05-20 11:21:06 AM
There aren't nearly enough duets written for ukulele and banjo.
 
2012-05-20 11:21:48 AM

Corporate Self: [cdn.wg.uproxx.com image 630x400]

A whole festival just for a guy from a semi-popular TV show from the 1980s?


No, it's for the best damn catcher the Cards ever had.
mimg.ugo.com
 
2012-05-20 11:24:00 AM

MortalComedy: Ukulele artist


Came here for some Jake Shimabukuro...leaving satisfied.

/saw him perform several years ago...he was awesome
 
2012-05-20 11:28:11 AM

MBooda: Corporate Self: [cdn.wg.uproxx.com image 630x400]

A whole festival just for a guy from a semi-popular TV show from the 1980s?

No, it's for the best damn catcher the Cards ever had.
[mimg.ugo.com image 480x480]


Wait! it is for a guy from a semi-popular TV show from the 1980s!
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-20 11:29:51 AM

Corporate Self: [cdn.wg.uproxx.com image 630x400]

A whole festival just for a guy from a semi-popular TV show from the 1980s?


Am I really that old? :(
 
2012-05-20 11:30:44 AM

notmtwain: Why would Don Ho go, even if he wasn't dead? Don Ho played a keyboard.


Link
 
2012-05-20 11:37:40 AM
Ever met Don Ho's brother Ass? Didn't like the guy. His sister Stanky wasn't pleasant either.
 
2012-05-20 11:46:48 AM
If you want to build your own soprano ukulele, this isn't a bad kit. The fingerboard is laminated but still. $27 bucks cheap. Or just buy a knockaround on Amazon and see if you like playing it first. Read the reviews and buy new strings if you get a real cheap one

There are plenty of videos on Youtube about assembling the kit and there are plenty of free lessons on how to play the uke there too.

Ukulele Mike has lots of lessons.

Also, many of the uke chords can be played with one or two fingers on the left hand.

Relax. Don't worry. Strum a uke.
 
2012-05-20 11:59:12 AM
Danielle Ate the Sandwich.



Ukulele artist extraordinaire...
 
2012-05-20 12:02:08 PM

TsarTom: I'd be pretty intimidated. Don Ho has been dead for 5 years.


I lol'ed.
 
2012-05-20 12:25:51 PM
Another dead Hawaiian who has been dead for 15 years and has sold more albums than Madonna, Christina, and Britney together Link
 
2012-05-20 12:31:57 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: If you want to build your own soprano ukulele, this isn't a bad kit. The fingerboard is laminated but still. $27 bucks cheap. Or just buy a knockaround on Amazon and see if you like playing it first. Read the reviews and buy new strings if you get a real cheap one

There are plenty of videos on Youtube about assembling the kit and there are plenty of free lessons on how to play the uke there too.

Ukulele Mike has lots of lessons.

Also, many of the uke chords can be played with one or two fingers on the left hand.

Relax. Don't worry. Strum a uke.


I pretty much learned all my Beatles covers from him.

This is one of my personal fav Uke covers
 
2012-05-20 12:47:47 PM

Candygram4Mongo: You know what I like about the ukulele?

If you dress up like Colonel Sanders and play the ukulele in Times Square, tourists throw you nickels.

Play the bagpipes, they kick you down the subway stairs...


As well they should.
 
2012-05-20 12:56:19 PM

ttc2301: Candygram4Mongo: You know what I like about the ukulele?

If you dress up like Colonel Sanders and play the ukulele in Times Square, tourists throw you nickels.

Play the bagpipes, they kick you down the subway stairs...

As well they should.


Oh lord, I just snorted an entire Big Gulp through my nose.
 
2012-05-20 01:35:46 PM

PsiChi: Illuminuttie art in Denver airport:

[www.bibliotecapleyades.net image 550x391]


Why is that Nazi shoving a sword up a doves ass?

Any smug pretentious liberal arts student want to interpret it for me?

And, what does that have to do with airline travel? Wait, its actually is a lot like airline travel.

Never mind.
 
2012-05-20 01:55:57 PM

Candygram4Mongo: You know what I like about the ukulele?

If you dress up like Colonel Sanders and play the ukulele in Times Square, tourists throw you nickels.

Play the bagpipes, they kick you down the subway stairs...


I once gave whole dollar to a bagpiper, after he swore never to play "America the Beautiful" again.
 
2012-05-20 02:32:38 PM

Lorelle: MortalComedy: Ukulele artist

Came here for some Jake Shimabukuro...leaving satisfied.

/saw him perform several years ago...he was awesome


Loved the comment under the video "I hope that ukelele is over 18!"
Guy's incredible.
 
2012-05-20 02:37:29 PM

Corporate Self: PsiChi: Illuminuttie art in Denver airport:

[www.bibliotecapleyades.net image 550x391]

Why is that Nazi shoving a sword up a doves ass?

Any smug pretentious liberal arts student want to interpret it for me?

And, what does that have to do with airline travel? Wait, its actually is a lot like airline travel.

Never mind.


How the hell are people managing to cross-post quote replies to other threads? Is that what's happening? Oh God how did this get here I am not good with computer.
 
2012-05-20 02:59:27 PM

jso2897: Corporate Self: PsiChi: Illuminuttie art in Denver airport:

[www.bibliotecapleyades.net image 550x391]

Why is that Nazi shoving a sword up a doves ass?

Any smug pretentious liberal arts student want to interpret it for me?

And, what does that have to do with airline travel? Wait, its actually is a lot like airline travel.

Never mind.

How the hell are people managing to cross-post quote replies to other threads? Is that what's happening? Oh God how did this get here I am not good with computer.


Fark screws up when open multiple tabs sometimes, but don't let facts stop you from being an asshole.
 
2012-05-20 03:21:15 PM

Corporate Self: jso2897: Corporate Self: PsiChi: Illuminuttie art in Denver airport:

[www.bibliotecapleyades.net image 550x391]

Why is that Nazi shoving a sword up a doves ass?

Any smug pretentious liberal arts student want to interpret it for me?

And, what does that have to do with airline travel? Wait, its actually is a lot like airline travel.

Never mind.

How the hell are people managing to cross-post quote replies to other threads? Is that what's happening? Oh God how did this get here I am not good with computer.

Fark screws up when open multiple tabs sometimes, but don't let facts stop you from being an asshole.


Didn't stop you, apparently.
 
2012-05-20 03:26:48 PM
Where do I find the Nazi with the sword? That sounds right up my alley, so to speak. Oh, and Don Ho's dead. Sorry.
 
2012-05-20 03:53:04 PM
"Tiiiiiny bubbles... in my BRRAAAAAAIIIIIINNNNSSSSS!!!"
 
2012-05-20 06:00:52 PM
Got a uke for my birthday and it really is fun and somewhat simple to play, even with the huge sausage shaped digits I use. I'm still just strumming, no picking yet. Still, it's great fun and the happy sound just lifts your spirits.

I like the Doctor Uke web site as a jumping-off place. Saw Jake Shimabukuro play in my town this past year, in a really intimate little space, just 200 people.... what a great time that was. But also, a little intimidating, when you go back home and pick up your own uke and realize you will never approach his level of talent.
 
2012-05-20 06:59:32 PM
I love my Blackbird carbon fiber tenor.
 
2012-05-20 08:58:42 PM

SwiftFox: There aren't nearly enough duets written for ukulele and banjo.


Toss in bagpipes and hurdy gurdy and you would have a quartet, call it the four horsemen of the musical world.



/God, please dont let that abomination ever come to pass.
 
2012-05-20 09:40:55 PM
Years of practice.. this is all I've come up with. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usorXQ57Zh4
 
2012-05-20 09:57:20 PM
No thread about 'ukes' is complete without George Fomrby

With me little ukelele in me hand..

And, of course we can't forget

Ivor Biggun
 
2012-05-21 12:10:44 AM
But I like every minute of the day. . . .

/Too obscure?
//I have no doubt.
 
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