I Got a Ukulele!

Yes, it’s true. Today I bought a ukulele.

While I was in europe, I woke up one day and thought to myself “wouldn’t it be fun to learn to play the ukulele?” (Have you stopped laughing yet?)

So I kept thinking about it, and bothering Jude about it, and the idea just seemed better and better! I want to learn something new, something easy (relatively), and without much pressure or very high standards.

So today I called around town and discovered something quite unexpected: ukulele’s are making a huge comeback! They had tons of “Uke’s” at the stores I called. There are many groups for Uke players, even just in the Eugene/Springfield area. I had no idea!

I’m not really sure how I feel about this. I thought I was being so original and quirky. Who randomly decides to play the ukulele? Everyone, apparently.

In the end, I am the proud owner (yes, I am proud of it) of my very own Soprano Uke (bet you didn’t know they came in other sizes?). I’ve got a cute little ukulele chord book, and an adorable little Uke gigbag. The whole thing is so peachy, I’m giddy!

I’ve got a few songs I’ve already picked out to learn, and I’m very excited about it!

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3 comments

  1. Might interest you to know that the current Baron Three Mountains (he’s stepping down at Yule) plays the ukulele… in court. Of course, he’s Roman and does a great many odd things…

  2. Whoa. Would it freak you out if I told you that I once (briefly) considered playing the ukulele? I was going to be the next vaudeville star. But then I decided a career in music was not for me. Also it was no longer 1922. But I still think it would be a really cool random thing to know. Let us know how it goes! Fascinating..

  3. You should give a listen to this interview that was on NPR yesterday morning:
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6155338

    This guy plays the Ukulele like a fiend. He’s got a new CD out, too.

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