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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Needs more cowbell ukelele

Bohemian Rhapsody does, I mean.



It's a virtuoso performance from someone who's incredibly talented on the ukelele, which despite the standing ovation is perhaps a bit like being a dancing bear.  And so to Instinct's place here he has the Muppet Show version of this same song.  There's even a (muppet) bear.  But he doesn't dance.  Sad.  But awesome.  30 Million views on Youtube awesome.

7 comments:

Jeremy Brock said...

He's very much worth checking out live. I caught his show in West Palm Beach back in November. The man actually makes a serious instrument out of the uke, which is no mean feat considering its decidedly limited range.

MonteG said...

If you haven't already seen it, check out his version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puSkP3uym5k

Borepatch said...

Monty, holy cow that's awesome!

Chickenmom said...

Thanks Borepatch & MonteG - very enjoyable!

Phyllis (N/W Jersey)

Brad_in_MA said...

For something a little less serious.... look for The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain, especially their take on the theme from The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly.

Sabra said...

Got to listen to a fair amount of his music in Hawaii. Learned there that it's a serious instrument. Also learned that we all mispronounce the word--it should actually be "oo-koo-leh-leh." Ever since returning, I have been faced with the dilemma of pronouncing it right and having no one know what I'm talking about, or pronouncing it wrong and annoying myself because I know better.

instinct said...

MonteG, that is amazingly good, thanks for sharing.