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July 22, 2005 9:09 AM   Subscribe

While My Ukulele Gently Weeps Kick off the weekend with some crazy uke playing from Jake Shimabukuro.
posted by Robot Johnny (24 comments total)

 
That was impressive. I was at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last weekend and saw some old clips of Les Paul wigging out on his guitar. I was hoping I could find one to share, but no dice. I have failed the internets.
posted by sciurus at 9:31 AM on July 22, 2005


That was pretty much awesome.
posted by Galvatron at 9:32 AM on July 22, 2005


If you can't get enough Uke, may I suggest the Ukes of Hazzard? Their new video "Shut up and make out" is awesome.
posted by swerdloff at 9:37 AM on July 22, 2005


Wow. Nice find RJ.
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies at 9:40 AM on July 22, 2005


Hey, he's the guy on Little Worlds by Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. I guess you can't forget a name like Shimabukuro.

Anyway, that guy is ridiculous. I approve.
posted by danb at 9:51 AM on July 22, 2005


Jake is truly a uke virtuoso and he's done more to show that it's a "real instrument" than anybody else I can think of.
posted by tommasz at 9:51 AM on July 22, 2005


The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain are also several kinds of awesome. No mp3s on their site right now, though, sadly.
posted by flashboy at 10:01 AM on July 22, 2005


Impressive, impressive.
posted by Samizdata at 10:04 AM on July 22, 2005


Is it just me, or did that sound nothing like "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"?
posted by designbot at 10:34 AM on July 22, 2005


Nice.
posted by jsavimbi at 10:53 AM on July 22, 2005


designbot: it's just you.
posted by jaded at 11:09 AM on July 22, 2005


Yeah, I thought the song was easily recognizable and beautifully performed (just be careful if the boingboing fellas get hold of this, they might explode)
posted by cyphill at 11:12 AM on July 22, 2005


Oh my! I am now hopelessly in love with the Hazzards.

designbot: only if you are lacking at least a passing familiarity with the song and are tone deaf.
posted by Ynoxas at 11:49 AM on July 22, 2005


Oh, that's the problem. Maybe I was thinking of While My Guitar Was Gently Weeping.
posted by designbot at 12:06 PM on July 22, 2005


just be careful if the boingboing fellas get hold of this, they might explode

Too late on both counts.
posted by kindall at 12:12 PM on July 22, 2005


This uke it vibrates. No question.
posted by The Bellman at 12:20 PM on July 22, 2005


OH MAN. I just watched that. That dude is insanely good. Thanks!
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 12:24 PM on July 22, 2005


I may have to watch that again in spite of all the Tiny-Tim abuse I just received from my neighbor in the cube next door.
posted by FYKshun at 12:25 PM on July 22, 2005


Hey, did I just see that? I think one of the Ukes of Hazzard's party guests was Eugene Mirman.
posted by event at 3:45 PM on July 22, 2005


That was really beautiful. I've never heard a uke played so expressively.
posted by alumshubby at 4:51 PM on July 22, 2005


Somewhere over the Rainbow by Israel kamakawiwoole. My favorite uke of all time.
posted by blue_beetle at 6:20 PM on July 22, 2005


[this is good]
posted by mhh5 at 6:44 PM on July 22, 2005


^^^^^^^ (goosebumps)
posted by groundhog at 9:22 AM on July 23, 2005


Sha weet
posted by nj_subgenius at 6:22 PM on July 23, 2005


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