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Ken Middleton
04-11-2009, 11:45 AM
Skippy The Clown has just subscribed to my ukulele channel.

He is my 1000th subscriber.

Here's my latest video.

Just A Closer Walk With Thee (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywxzD4yueEY&feature=channel_page), a hymn tune in a bluegrass style.

I'd like to give a really big thank you to everyone who has subscribed to my ukulele channel.

KEN

russ_buss
04-11-2009, 11:58 AM
congrats on 1000 subs Ken! you are a true inspiration and a pleasure to watch/hear/impersonate.:)

cheers!
russell

Ken Middleton
04-11-2009, 12:14 PM
congrats on 1000 subs Ken! you are a true inspiration and a pleasure to watch/hear/impersonate.:)

cheers!
russell

Haha.

Thanks Russ

Howlin Hobbit
04-11-2009, 12:22 PM
Wow. Congrats Ken!

I'm just shy of 1/4 of that and am all excited. Don't know what I'll do if I ever cross 1000.

Yopparai
04-11-2009, 12:50 PM
Ken "Supahstar" Middleton

Your videos are entertaining and inspiring, and even more impressive is the fact that I rarely watch a ukulele video that you haven't already been there and left words of encouragement. So, you are a superstar to me with or without the 1000.

Link
04-11-2009, 12:56 PM
You rule the toob!

Bosko and Honey
04-11-2009, 01:40 PM
Good on you Ken!
Bosko's mum is a big fan, by the way!:D

UkuLeLesReggAe
04-11-2009, 01:50 PM
u have 100x my subs :D

smgold101
04-11-2009, 01:52 PM
Great job Ken! Im sure there are many more on the way

carpekd
04-11-2009, 02:30 PM
congrats!!!!

dominicfoundthemooon
04-11-2009, 02:48 PM
hey ken.. you kick serous A$$ good job.. and keep all the good tips, music, and love coming!!!

Dominator
04-11-2009, 03:59 PM
Congratulations Ken. You deserve it.

DeG
04-11-2009, 04:12 PM
That is fantastic Ken!! I'd sub twice if I could :D

UKISOCIETY
04-11-2009, 04:19 PM
And here I've got to resort to contests and stuff to get my subs. And you've never been featured, have you? I hope YT rectifies that someday soon....

Alan

ukeshale
04-11-2009, 04:22 PM
congratulations. you deserve every one.

mctrmt
04-11-2009, 04:23 PM
Holy mackerel, Ken! Congratulations! Here's to the next thousand.

RON<>VA
04-11-2009, 04:25 PM
Ken, you're the best. Love all your videos. Wish you another 1,000.

+Happy Easter +

Ken Middleton
04-11-2009, 10:18 PM
Thanks so much everyone for your generous words. I feel I know so many people personally and I've not met any of you in person.



Ken "Supahstar" Middleton

Your videos are entertaining and inspiring, and even more impressive is the fact that I rarely watch a ukulele video that you haven't already been there and left words of encouragement. So, you are a superstar to me with or without the 1000.

I think this is why learning the ukulele is such a great thing to do at the moment. There are so many people who are willing to encourage and help others with their support and positive comments, both on YT and UU.


Good on you Ken!
Bosko's mum is a big fan, by the way!:D

Big hello to Bosko's mum.


And here I've got to resort to contests and stuff to get my subs. And you've never been featured, have you? I hope YT rectifies that someday soon....

Alan

No, I've never been featured. I'm not sure I want to be either, Alan. It seems to me that it just invites a lot of unwelcome attention from people who have no interest in ukulele music, or people who feel that it is their God-given mission to write negative musical criticisms and destructive personal comments.

No, I'm happy being part of the ukulele community. I'd certainly like to spread the word about what an amazingly versatile instrument the ukulele is, but I'm not sure that being featured is a good way of doing it.



Thanks everyone.

KEN

Baron K
04-11-2009, 11:58 PM
Congrats Ken - I'm glad to be one of them.

deach
04-12-2009, 01:30 AM
u have 100x my subs :D

He has 100X the videos.

deach
04-12-2009, 01:31 AM
Congrats Ken! 1000 well earned subs. Here's to your next 1000!

Pippin
04-12-2009, 02:03 AM
Congratulations, Ken. I always enjoy your videos.

casetone2514
04-12-2009, 02:21 AM
Congrats Ken

Glad I subbed you when you were a mere 3 digit Youtube star.

I agree with you about being featured. Although it is great to evangelise about the ukulele, the last thing you want is a bunch of people coming to your channel and being negative and destructive. The Uke Community is a really positive one - in all my vids, I have only had two nasty comments. I don't suppoise you have had any.

Congratulations again, Ken

WS64
04-12-2009, 03:04 AM
Congrats, Ken!

Btw, the first 1000 are the hardest...
I reached that last September, and now, just 7 months later I am very close to 2000!

Ken Middleton
04-12-2009, 04:21 AM
Thanks everyone for your good wishes and nice comments.



Congrats Ken

The Uke Community is a really positive one - in all my vids, I have only had two nasty comments. I don't suppose you have had any.

No Tony, I've had lots of negative comments, but very, very few from ukulele players. But, some negative and stupid comments on my previous guitar site (ichthus888) caused me to abandon it. The channel is still open.

I was getting complaints about it being too easy or too hard, people wanted me to redo the video, there were complaints about not being able to see both hands clearly, some didn't like the music, that my face was too red and had I been burned as a child (wrong setting on the camera), that I wasn't playing in the right key, that I am a w##ker, why do I not have hair, why haven't I done the tabs, they couldn't understand my voice because I speak strangely, etc, etc. There were some really nasty ones too.

Generally the worst I get on my ukulele channel is to be called "old timer". I got that today for "Brown Eyed Girl", but, I have to say, it was a really positive comment.

In my mind, the ukulele community is just fantastic. It could not be better.

I'd like to thank everyone who has given me so much encouragement and friendship over the last year. It is truly special.

KEN

ukeshale
04-12-2009, 04:58 AM
I think it's safe to say that you mean a lot to everyone in the community, Ken.

I checked out your old channel and your Amazing Grace lesson is just shy of 100'000 views. Impressive!

GrumpyOldMan
04-12-2009, 07:26 AM
Crikey, I must have been 999 as I signed up at about 9.00p.m. last night!

Your video's are really inspirational. I'm a big Leonard Cohen fan and love your interpretations of his songs. I think the monochrome style is great too.

Actually the reason I was on last night was because someone posted about the reductions at ukulelestore and I was soooooo close to buying one of the Ohana's and so looked at your reviews. I didn't buy in the end, not because of your review but because I doubted my ability to give it the "good stetup" they claimed it needed.

Cheers

Ian.

Captain Google
04-12-2009, 08:09 AM
u have 100x my subs :D

Once I get one more subscriber, he'll have 1000x my total. ;)

Congrats, Ken! I'm proud to be one of them.

iamdanielle
04-12-2009, 08:12 AM
Congratulations Ken, you are amazing!!

Here's to 1000 more.

TheWannabe90
04-12-2009, 08:17 AM
and here I was bragging about my ninth subscriber...
congratulations, you were one of the first I subscribed to...

nikolo727
04-12-2009, 08:20 AM
I am happy to say that I am one of the 1000!!!


keep up the good work ken!!! (and the great reviews)


:cheers:

TheWannabe90
04-12-2009, 08:29 AM
Update: thanks to thejumpingflea I'm gaining on KEN... already 10 :rolleyes:

Edit: this is the best thread ever, the great KEN himself subscribed, somebody pinch me... :o

GrumpyOldMan
04-12-2009, 10:42 AM
Crikey, I must have been 999 as I signed up at about 9.00p.m. last night!

Your video's are really inspirational. I'm a big Leonard Cohen fan and love your interpretations of his songs. I think the monochrome style is great too.

Actually the reason I was on last night was because someone posted about the reductions at ukulelestore and I was soooooo close to buying one of the Ohana's and so looked at your reviews. I didn't buy in the end, not because of your review but because I doubted my ability to give it the "good stetup" they claimed it needed.

Cheers

Ian.
:o Oooer, looks like I didn't push the button. I was sure I did this last night, missed my chance to be the big 1000! Have done it now though.

Ian.

sukie
04-12-2009, 04:15 PM
Congrats, Ken. People just finding your videos are in for a treat!