Some people would say that the Ukulele is a bit of gay instrument and given the plethora of completely shite, twee little ditties that have polluted the charts in the last few years, I’d say fair play. I’d even say double fair play if you mention the floating turd in the swimming pool of pop that is ”The Lazy Song’ by Bruno Mars, to quote his lyrics ‘Met a really nice girl, had some really nice sex’ . [pullquote] I’d even say double fair play if you mention the floating turd in the swimming pool of pop that is ‘The Lazy Song’ by Bruno Mars[/pullquote] What in all that is holy is ‘really nice sex’
‘Oh thank you for the hand job do you think, if it’s not too much trouble, could I do you up the wrong ‘un now?’
‘Well not yet dear, perhaps I thought, if it’s not too much trouble, you could try munching on my rug for a bit first, I’ve washed it and everything especially’
“Of course darling, I’m such a silly Billy for being so presumptuous, do excuse me’
However as a drummer, I’ve always suspected there are far more strings on the almighty lead guitar than absolutely necessary.
I don’t really, but it’s a grand wind-up to say to guitarists when they’re being creatively sensitive and moody (single).
‘Aah come on, the bass player only needs four strings, get you with your ‘two more’, you always have to be different’. Then I suggest we try one of my songs.
Sometimes dismissively referred to as ‘the easy guitar’ by ‘proper’ guitarists the instrument itself has a certain charm and is frankly easier to learn, but not to master. And mastery of instrument of what todays clip all about. Jake Shimabukuro has mastered this instrument, I mean really sorted it out.
He’s the Hendrix of the Ukulele, if the Uke and Jake were around pop music during the 60’s, I’d like to think that someone would have written on that wall that “Shimabukuro is God (on the Ukelele so there)’ in smaller handwriting under the famous Clapton graffiti.
After the first clip, I have included some evidence of my suspicions about the strings thing with Jake Vs Tommy Emmanuel but for now prepare to be dazzled, here’s Bohemian Rhapsody on the Uke.
And for the ‘proper’ guitar players, take this. (Assume I am slapping you across the face with a smelly old glove)