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ukeatan
03-17-2009, 05:38 PM
Don't know if anyone else saw this... This is both sad and hilarious.

This guy apparently thinks this video will help him sell ukuleles (it's linked from an ebay page):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKxDQ-SZSQg

Fred Miu
03-17-2009, 05:49 PM
be careful, this guy might be on the forums.

but on another note. she should really have a better way of recording, and should tune it.

the comment is quiet humorus haha

ukeatan
03-17-2009, 06:01 PM
I certainly meant no offense...

::but::

if you don't know how to play let alone tune the instrument, maybe don't do a demo? :confused:

NukeDOC
03-17-2009, 06:07 PM
hahaha it is pretty funny. but i still want that zebrawood uke. looks like a concerto. i have the tenor one. and it is my favorite sounding ukulele.

experimentjon
03-17-2009, 06:12 PM
I have two Leolanis similar to this, except mine are tenors. Each came with a hard foam case, chord book, strung with Aquilas, an extra set of aquilas on the side, and a chromatic tuner/metronome with a tuning pickup. They cost only $100 each. Such a steal. And I bought them new too. (Given a $8 value on each Aquila set, and $15 for the tuner/metronome/pickup, and $30 for the case, the uke alone basically just cost me $60.) I'd say the uke is worth slightly more now that it's signed by Aldrine and has a Sir Chunk a Lot drawn on it...or maybe slightly less since I also drew a panda over the whole back of it. Haha.

From where? No not ebay. No not craigslist.

Honolulu Sams Club. FTW.

So the seller's price is a bit high as well. But if it is any consolation to him, my Leolanis came un-tuned too.

Edit: and if you're in Honolulu for whatever reason, and have Sams club membership, they still have a whole tray of these left, and they restock them every Christmas.

Fred Miu
03-17-2009, 06:14 PM
I certainly meant no offense...

::but::

if you don't know how to play let alone tune the instrument, maybe don't do a demo? :confused:

true, good point



So the seller's price is a bit high as well. But if it is any consolation to him, my Leolanis came un-tuned too.


yeah but, at least tune it before you show case it, then un-tune it when it is shipped.

experimentjon
03-17-2009, 06:31 PM
yeah but, at least tune it before you show case it, then un-tune it when it is shipped.

Thanks for totally shutting down my defense of him, Fred. JK JK! :D

Believe me, I totally think he should have tuned it to something that at least resembled "my dog has fleas." His seemed to sound like "my cow has herps." Oh well.

Which is why its MGM FTW.

dominicfoundthemooon
03-17-2009, 06:31 PM
that was a funny video... i mean... don't mean any disrespect.. but its like if you were selling a car.. and when doing the video you drove it into a wall!

ukeatan
03-17-2009, 06:34 PM
"my cow has herps."

priceless :D

Fred Miu
03-17-2009, 07:09 PM
"my cow has herps."

WOOOOOOOOOOOW hahahah that made me :rofl:

speaking of cows, today as i was driving, i saw two times, a cow GET SOME from another cow HARD! MORNING SEX! i was crackin' up as i was driving....ohhh so funny.

ukudele
03-17-2009, 08:32 PM
Very nice, I recently did the video deal and it worked. The uke was up in the forums for like a good month, did a video and it sold the next day. Videos need to be up to par, at least the video shows that it was hardly used.

Ahnko Honu
03-17-2009, 10:23 PM
I think this guy sells Leolani ukulele's at the Aloha Stadium (Honolulu) swap meet every week end. I bought a couple ukes from him as gifts to visitors. :biglaugh:

Ukulele JJ
03-17-2009, 11:46 PM
I half-expected him to start singing "Elephant Town".

JJ

UkeNinja
03-17-2009, 11:49 PM
that was a funny video... i mean... don't mean any disrespect.. but its like if you were selling a car.. and when doing the video you drove it into a wall!
More like you make a 6:47 minute video trying to start it, and at the end the battery runs out.

But hey, would Youtube be any fun without this kind of videos? Salt of the earth, strawberry in my yoghurt, fart in an art museum, all those things that make life worth living!

:cheers:

benmealer
03-18-2009, 06:53 AM
lol @ my cow has herps

russ_buss
03-18-2009, 07:00 AM
yeah, but does anybody have the tabs for that song?? maybe i'll start a new thread in song help.

Fred Miu
03-18-2009, 07:03 AM
yeah, but does anybody have the tabs for that song?? maybe i'll start a new thread in song help.

russ didnt you compose that song? i thought you did

UkuleleD
03-18-2009, 07:08 AM
LOL, reminds me of this other youtube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQjq2MXsWbs

russ_buss
03-18-2009, 07:16 AM
russ didnt you compose that song? i thought you did

lolz, i wish.:)

beeejums
03-18-2009, 07:43 AM
I don't know what you guys are talking about...

that was ART (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dadaism).

I wish I could sell ukes for a living.

Ahnko Honu
03-18-2009, 08:36 AM
yeah, but does anybody have the tabs for that song?? maybe i'll start a new thread in song help.

Or maybe a new contest for a song using this guys tuning! :D

This guy is the anti-MGM?

Ukulele JJ
03-18-2009, 08:55 AM
This guy is the anti-MGM?

Don't let them touch... they'll annihilate each other in blinding flash of energy!

JJ

lacerveza
03-18-2009, 09:00 AM
its leftfield jazz, he must have sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads like robert johnson.

NukeDOC
03-18-2009, 09:38 AM
Don't let them touch... they'll annihilate each other in blinding flash of energy!

JJ

are you talking about the annihilation that results in two 511 KeV photons shooting off exactly 180 degrees in opposite directions?

oops sorry. nerd light is off now.

fav thing about his vids is he plays like he knows what he's doing. i think he's banking on the notion that people will see an asian guy with an ukulele and assume its "the great one"... no not wayne gretzky.

seeso
03-18-2009, 10:13 AM
Ouch, that was painful.


speaking of cows, today as i was driving, i saw two times, a cow GET SOME from another cow HARD! MORNING SEX! i was crackin' up as i was driving....ohhh so funny.

Lesbian cows?

lacerveza
03-18-2009, 10:59 AM
Ouch, that was painful.
Lesbian cows?
lol might be a bloke and a woman dressed as cows

Luna
03-18-2009, 11:14 AM
His seemed to sound like "my cow has herps."


That sounds like a song. I really want to write it now.