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Ukeleles are terrible!

Posted May 27, 2013 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

My daughter sent me this video, assuming it would amuse me. It did.

18 Responses to ‘Ukeleles are terrible!’

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan reckons...

Posted May 27, 2013

Sure, there is bad ukelele playing, just as there is bad piano and bad trombone playing. But if you ever made love to the sound of a master ukelele player playing his (there are no female master ukeleleists) ukelele, then you might have a different opinion of the ukelele.

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JG puts forth...

Posted May 27, 2013

Perhaps, Paul, but I concur with John. The ukulele sounds tinny; like a cat scratching a blackboard or an annoying interluder. No depth or timbre to the ukelele's sound. As bad as a banjo.

BigWillieStyle ducks in to say...

Posted May 27, 2013

No. Nothing's as bad as a banjo.

BTW, you dropped both "ukulele" and "ukelele" in your post. Are both acceptable?

JG reckons...

Posted May 27, 2013

Well observed, BWS. Don't use ukelele as a tongue twister. Lalala mouth takes over. At least it isn't called a yukelele or pukelele. Are you a bottle shop, Big Willie with Sassy Sausage Style? Just the BWS...

JG mutters...

Posted May 27, 2013

Well observed, BWS. Don't use ukelele as a tongue twister. Lalala mouth takes over. At least it isn't called a yukelele or pukelele. Are you a bottle shop, Big Willie with Sassy Sausage Style? Just the BWS...

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insomniac mumbles...

Posted May 27, 2013

amusing? ... a uke-lol-e

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Brother PorkChop is gonna tell you...

Posted May 27, 2013

JG, hush your mouth. As bad as banjo???? Noooo, banjos are way cooler than ukes.

BigWillieStyle is gonna tell you...

Posted May 27, 2013

I assume you've never heard of the mandolin?

Dilph ducks in to say...

Posted May 27, 2013

Only in reference to a certain Captain Correlli, which I beleive is something within striking distance of The Notebook for sob-factor...

I'm totally down with the lute, though. I have vague memories of Mercutio playin' a mean lute before he attempted smackdowns, and got smacked.

JG ducks in to say...

Posted May 27, 2013

I expect a concert to prove your theory, BPC.

I think my fave instruments are the piano and classical guitar. Oh, and the sax.

JG reckons...

Posted May 27, 2013

I expect a concert to prove your theory, BPC.

I think my fave instruments are the piano and classical guitar. Oh, and the sax.

JG ducks in to say...

Posted May 27, 2013

I expect a concert to prove your theory, BPC.

I think my fave instruments are the piano and classical guitar. Oh, and the sax.

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Dave W swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted May 27, 2013

"I bet you like Dr Who, too." I didn't laugh out loud, but only because I'm at work and I didn't want to attract attention to someone having a good time.

John Birmingham mumbles...

Posted May 27, 2013

Yeah, I almost entitled the blog post that, but thought it better to leave the joke buried in the vid.

TC has opinions thus...

Posted May 28, 2013

I did laugh out loud... with a mouth full of food. Luckily everyone else is out for lunch and the flying rice and red curry is mostly cleaned up now.

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TC swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted May 28, 2013

A great clip... but I have to disagree. Ukeleles are great . A good one can sound brilliant and they're so much easier to just pick up and play from time to time without having to grab the acoustic from that stand in the other room or getting the Strat out of its case and setting up the amp.

What can I say, I'm time poor - and my son's uke makes playing music simple and efficient.

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CathieT has opinions thus...

Posted June 16, 2013

Can't believe I missed this .....

I have a friend who decided that seeing as she was learning the uke, we could all learn along with her. As far as I know, *she* still plays.

Son and heir has just resuscitated his ukulele by changing the tuning to match his bass - allows him to practice at many more random times than the bass does!!

And although this is kinda cute ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIyy3bckFwA we all know that ukuleles were invented so we could say "oh shit no, I don't play one of those!"


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