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Cassie
03-16-2017, 03:04 PM
Warning to all ukulele players out there! I have just discovered a brand-new virus that affects all players. . If you catch this virus, You will experience constant urges to play and the urges get stronger until you can no longer resist it. I have decided to call it Ukulele-itis. If you can't play as often as you wish, the virus will get worse until you can get near your ukulele. If anyone else has this virus, please speak up. I myself have had it really bad recently. But I'm trying to lay off so I do not become addicted.
:) .
This is all a joke. The name of This virus actually came to me in a dream last night. Anyhow, has anyone else had this virus? LOL. Like I said, I've been trying to lay off.

Steedy
03-16-2017, 03:21 PM
Don't know if I have the virus, but I definitely experience separation anxiety whenever I'm away from my ukuleles for more than a day or two! :cool:

Cassie
03-16-2017, 03:31 PM
Don't know if I have the virus, but I definitely experience separation anxiety whenever I'm away from my ukuleles for more than a day or two! :cool:


Oh yes! That is definitely a symptom. If anyone else feels like they can't be away from their uke for too long, then yes. That is a starting symptom. If anyone else has anymore symptoms, let me know. The best cure I guess would be to get back to your uke.

jollyboy
03-16-2017, 03:40 PM
I have a strange symptom - sometimes when I am not even holding an actual ukulele I find myself making strumming motions and forming chord shapes. I believe this is known as 'involuntary-air-uke-gesticulation'.

Ukecaster
03-16-2017, 03:42 PM
Afflicted here too..watching for the NIH guys in the bio-hazard suits to approach. In the meantime, buy more ukes...one for the car (Outdoor), one for the bathroom (Kaka), you get the idea. I'm thinking of these uke boxers, just to taker the edge off when I need to leave the house. :D

Cassie
03-16-2017, 03:45 PM
I have a strange symptom - sometimes when I am not even holding an actual ukulele I find myself making strumming motions and forming chord shapes. I believe this is known as 'involuntary-air-uke-gesticulation'.


I get that sometimes too. But I have to kind of resist it because I don't want my mom and sister thinking I am crazy or something. I did forget to warn you though. It is contagious around ukulele players.

Cassie
03-16-2017, 03:52 PM
Unfortunately, my screen reader does not read pictures. I am visually impaired. Anyhow, Ukulele-itis is highly contagious around other players. I guess it afflicts people differently. Separationm anxiety, Involuntary air uke Gesticulation and who knows what else. Honestly, I get a very mild case of heebie-jeebies when I am away from Kalea. She is my little kala soprano.

Komichido
03-16-2017, 07:12 PM
I have been unofficially told that it is uncurable...I have simply accepted my plight and embraced my burning need for more Ukulele! :iwant::music:::shaka:

Ziret
03-16-2017, 07:27 PM
I have been visiting with friends and family and secretly wished it were socially acceptable to play my uke at the same time. Or at least hold it.

kohanmike
03-16-2017, 07:45 PM
Does falling asleep counting ukuleles fall into that ailment?

Croaky Keith
03-16-2017, 11:37 PM
Unfortunately, my screen reader does not read pictures.

Hi Cassie - the picture shows a pair of mens boxer shorts, with lots of little ukulele pictures on them.

Croaky Keith
03-16-2017, 11:39 PM
I did have a mild dose of ukuholism, but I think I'm cured now. :)

Tootler
03-17-2017, 02:01 AM
I did have a mild dose of ukuholism, but I think I'm cured now. :)

Only because you contracted harmonicitis :)

Croaky Keith
03-17-2017, 05:52 AM
Only because you contracted harmonicitis :)

Oh! You've found me out. :cheers:

rubykey
03-17-2017, 11:24 AM
I have been visiting with friends and family and secretly wished it were socially acceptable to play my uke at the same time. Or at least hold it.

Much of my socializing involves music. Often I can take my ukulele with me. But a different crave can occur when you aquire a new Uke. I have a new blue frog soprano that is stunning to look at and sublime to play. I have old habits like taking my Mainland to a jam. Last night I went to a pre St. Paddy's Day party and kept thinking about the Blue Frog. When I got home I went to check on her to make sure she hadn't hopped out the door looking for a new nest. Then I gave her a few strums. I think some ukuleles take on a life of Their Own. They can make a very deep impression on the psyche if you let them. I'm glad to let them in when they behave:o

Cassie
03-17-2017, 02:02 PM
I have been visiting with friends and family and secretly wished it were socially acceptable to play my uke at the same time. Or at least hold it.

Oh yeah, same here. I go to be with friends or family and I wish I could carry little Kalea with me. Sometimes, the need to play is like a fever. If not treated, it gets worse and worse. If left untreated, you could go into ukulele delirium. In that state, you will hear ukuleles and lots of songs but then you'll realize it's actually a guitar or something like it.

Cassie
03-17-2017, 02:04 PM
Hi Cassie - the picture shows a pair of mens boxer shorts, with lots of little ukulele pictures on them.

LOL. Talk about a case of ukulele-itis.

Cassie
03-17-2017, 03:29 PM
Falling asleep counting ukuleles would be caused bye the ukulele delirium. That is also a more serious symptom of ukulele-itis.

kohanmike
03-17-2017, 07:31 PM
I'm infected. (even though my signature is a pretty strong indicator, oh sorry Cassie, it's a jpg image, so below is a text version of my signature).

TENOR UKES Cutaway:
Uku Hanknn V760DC
Kala KAATP-CTG-CE
BWA Custom Gypsy Jazz
BWA Custom Mandolele
BWA UI17-2167 Brown Burst
Godin Multiuke Sunburst
BWA Custom Flat Top Spalted
BASS UKES Acoustic:
Gold Tone GT MicroBass 23"
BWA Custom Fretless 21"
Yamaha ATPX2 Jr. Conversion 23"
BASS UKES Solid Body:
Rondo Hadean UKBE-33B Mod tri-pup 23"
Rondo Hadean UKBE-20SB Mod Hofner 21"
Rondo Hadean UKBE-33B Mod AudioVox 23"
Musoo Guitar MG-4M Mod Rickenbacker 21"
Rondo Hadean UKBE-33N Mod Jaguar 23"
BASS Guitars Mini Electric:
Les Paul Express Conversion 22.5"
Blue Star Guitar GBH Custom Tele 22.5"
SmallGuitars MB1 Mod Mini P-bass 24.5"
ESP LTD F Junior Conversion 21"
Dream Guitar Custom Gibson SG EB-0 22"
Dream Guitar Custom Rickenbacker 325 24"

Cassie
03-18-2017, 03:28 AM
Holy cow! That's a lot. That's more of UAS.

Ziret
03-18-2017, 06:45 AM
Does falling asleep counting ukuleles fall into that ailment?


Oh yeah, same here. I go to be with friends or family and I wish I could carry little Kalea with me. Sometimes, the need to play is like a fever. If not treated, it gets worse and worse. If left untreated, you could go into ukulele delirium. In that state, you will hear ukuleles and lots of songs but then you'll realize it's actually a guitar or something like it.
Guitar nightmares!

kohanmike
03-18-2017, 06:48 AM
Yep, my virus metastasized into full blown UAS.

Ziret
03-18-2017, 06:53 AM
Lucky you! My socializing involves music only when I insist. I took four ukes to our family Christmas dinner and taught everyone the theme from The Archers, then forced them to play it. The psychic damage will live on through the generations. But we're all Archers fans, or they wouldn't have done it.

I don't think it's at all strange to visit your beautiful, new uke before bed. Your frog sounds princely.


Much of my socializing involves music. Often I can take my ukulele with me. But a different crave can occur when you aquire a new Uke. I have a new blue frog soprano that is stunning to look at and sublime to play. I have old habits like taking my Mainland to a jam. Last night I went to a pre St. Paddy's Day party and kept thinking about the Blue Frog. When I got home I went to check on her to make sure she hadn't hopped out the door looking for a new nest. Then I gave her a few strums. I think some ukuleles take on a life of Their Own. They can make a very deep impression on the psyche if you let them. I'm glad to let them in when they behave:o

Cassie
03-18-2017, 11:00 AM
OK guys, my ukulele-itis has gotten to me! I can no longer resist it. Listen to this and you'll see.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/59h1hpnlmiw60s6/ukulele-itis.m4a?dl=1

Enjoy .
Now you can diagnose me To see if I definitely have it.