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Thread: Driving Under The Influence (of a uke)

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    Default Driving Under The Influence (of a uke)

    A recent thread about how we treat our ukes led to this off-topic exchange. Forgive me if y'all been down this road before:

    Originally Posted by ukecantdothat:
    That's right. My ukes don't get a chance to be in a case very often. I keep 'em out where I can get my filthy hands on 'em! I don't keep 'em holed up in a basement (unless they've done something wrong). And I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who keeps one out while they're stuck in traffic. I live in L.A., so there's plenty of practice time to be wasted on the 101. Sometimes I get dirty looks, sometimes an extended thumb and pinky, but only when I'm at a stand-still. It's too hard to steer with my knee... Not that I ever tried...

    EleUke's Reply:
    Victoria Vox practices while she drives....

    My Reply:
    While she drives??? Now that's what I call multi-tasking! Here in Cali, it's illegal to hold your phone to your ear while driving. Just ask the Governator's wife. I hope Victoria isn't also texting, putting on make up, changing the radio station, and hoagin' a breakfast burrito while she's practicing her claw hammer.
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    playing while driving and playing while stuck in traffic are different things. Nobody's suggesting you strum at 65, but when you're at a standstill in traffic, go nuts.

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    I keep a dinky cheap uke in my bus at all times, I'm always playing at the red lights. I drive around an old WV bus so I end up drawing abit of attention, often playing for a number of onlookers from neighboring cars.

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    She is a professional...don't try this at home. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53eB6O0xHY0
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    Thanks. I figured this topic had to have been covered. The excessive portability of this instrument makes it so tempting, and thus dangerous, to try and pull off a few pull-offs while navigating a vehicle. Please don't entertain trying this. The world needs more ukers in one piece!
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    Default Playing and Driving = CRAZY

    Victoria Vox aint got nothing on this guy.....

    (many people got mad at me for this video...)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1_g10cWJEg

    To tell you the truth...I didn't think it was that big of deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boozelele View Post
    Victoria Vox aint got nothing on this guy.....

    (many people got mad at me for this video...)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1_g10cWJEg

    To tell you the truth...I didn't think it was that big of deal.
    Yeah, I could do that too if I had someone steering for me. If I flew an airliner, I'd put 'er into auto pilot and start jammin' away, but since my auto's pilot is me, I don't try stuff that... um... stupid, even on a deserted country road with no bends. Especially to play that song! Maybe "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" or "When I Die..." Any other suggestions? How 'bout "I'm A Loser?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boozelele View Post
    Victoria Vox aint got nothing on this guy.....

    (many people got mad at me for this video...)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1_g10cWJEg

    To tell you the truth...I didn't think it was that big of deal.
    At least the roads were generally empty.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSecretBETA View Post
    At least the roads were generally empty.
    Yeah, like the driver's head.
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