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DeG
06-17-2016, 06:41 AM
This morning I discovered that the following mission statement is being used by the Thomas Creek Brewery out of South Carolina:
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So I'm asking all ukulele players to post and/or share Jimi Hendrix ukulele videos on social media using the hashtags #hendrixuke #uwcfreebeer #makeitrightthomascreekbrewery

I'm trying to get a response from the brewery, maybe an apology, maybe a donation of beer to UWC...I don't know..I want to keep if friendly and hopefully they will appreciate the viral marketing and we'll get some recognition for the ukulele community as well.

So please post, tweet, instagram, Facebook, etc and see what we can stir up!

Defend your honor as an ukulele player! :)

DeG
06-17-2016, 06:43 AM
https://m.facebook.com/thomascreekbrewery/
http://thomascreekbeer.com/

hoosierhiver
06-17-2016, 06:53 AM
Demand some respect!

Jim Hanks
06-17-2016, 08:00 AM
Send them this and tell 'em they don't know what the hedoublehockeysticks they're talking about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wzsE67O5tE
:rock:

DeG
06-17-2016, 08:05 AM
That has been tweeted to them and posted on their Facebook page already.

Small victory so far...they have mentioned that they would trade beers for songs if anyone comes by the brewery with their uke...not sure of the veracity of this offer...more updates to come!

Ukejenny
06-17-2016, 10:07 AM
A Southern uke player, don't need them around, anyhow. Hope you get some satisfaction!!!

niwenomian
06-17-2016, 10:17 AM
So, the message is "Don't be typical" but also that Jimi on the uke is wrong.

If I was trying not to be typical, this is precisely how I'd do it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wzsE67O5tE

niwenomian
06-17-2016, 10:18 AM
ok, I promise to read the other posts next time.

greenie44
06-17-2016, 10:19 AM
One of my personal favorites, done with my pal Southside Mike.

Their statement is both insulting to uke players and Jimi Hendrix, who wrote terrific songs.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRXwRCl_4Rw

good_uke_boy
06-17-2016, 10:35 AM
So I'm asking all ukulele players to post and/or share Jimi Hendrix ukulele videos on social media using the hashtags #hendrixuke #uwcfreebeer #makeitrightthomascreekbrewery

Done............

river_driver
06-17-2016, 10:41 AM
Ehh, I've got a pretty thick skin when it comes to simpletons mocking the ukulele.

I'm more offended by a brewer who thinks beer should be served in a frosty glass. If it's too cold, you miss the flavor of the beer as much as if you chug it!

janeray1940
06-17-2016, 10:54 AM
Hendrix learned to play on ukulele (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_Hendrix#First_instruments). 'Nuff said.

southcoastukes
06-17-2016, 10:55 AM
Jimi Hendrix started out playing "Jimi Hendrix" on an Ukulele, or at least playing something on it since it was his first instrument.

(Whoops - a step behind ya JR!)

DownUpDave
06-17-2016, 12:15 PM
Whatever............I don't get my panties all in a knot when a beer company tries to be funny. They are a beer company trying to sell product

Jim Hanks
06-17-2016, 12:56 PM
Hendrix learned to play on ukulele (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_Hendrix#First_instruments). 'Nuff said.
Ha! I didn't know that!

Hmm, I'm not sure how much it "counts" though - a garbage uke with one string. And he replaced it with a $5 acoustic 6-string. That doesn't help our case very much does it. :p

janeray1940
06-17-2016, 05:19 PM
Ha! I didn't know that!

Hmm, I'm not sure how much it "counts" though - a garbage uke with one string. And he replaced it with a $5 acoustic 6-string. That doesn't help our case very much does it. :p

Well... ummmm... yeah... but like Dirk noted above - I'd argue that it counts as "playing Hendrix on ukulele" :)

ramone
06-18-2016, 04:17 AM
Ha! I didn't know that!

Hmm, I'm not sure how much it "counts" though - a garbage uke with one string. And he replaced it with a $5 acoustic 6-string. That doesn't help our case very much does it. :p

you have to adjust the price for inflation!

PhilUSAFRet
06-18-2016, 04:23 AM
I'm used to "guitar snobs", but "beer snobs"?

PhilUSAFRet
06-18-2016, 04:29 AM
Don't see anything on their facebook page if anyone sent them anything uke related.

CeeJay
06-18-2016, 04:59 AM
Ehh, I've got a pretty thick skin when it comes to simpletons mocking the ukulele.

I'm more offended by a brewer who thinks beer should be served in a frosty glass. If it's too cold, you miss the flavor of the beer as much as if you chug it!

Truth .....amen

hmgberg
06-18-2016, 06:22 AM
Let's not forget this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zFw5sevMIE

VELARCA
06-18-2016, 10:55 AM
Love Hendrix, love ukulele, love beer, love Hendrix on a uke played by a virtuoso like James Hill while I drink a cold one directly from the bottle...