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cpatch
05-03-2009, 09:32 PM
So I'm in a college town a few weeks ago visiting family and I take my nephew into a guitar store to get him something for his birthday. While he's messing around with heavy metal effects boxes I wander over to the uke section and start messing around with a Kala soprano. Within a few minutes two attractive coeds come over and start asking me about the ukulele, whether it's easy to learn, what a happy-sounding instrument it is, blah blah blah. Number of attractive coeds chatting up Mr. Heavy Metal? Zero. Did he notice? Oh yeah.

Spooner
05-03-2009, 09:34 PM
Chicks dig the uke.

It's a Freudian thing. :p

cpatch
05-03-2009, 09:38 PM
It's a Freudian thing. :p
When they ask why you play such a small instrument just tell them you're compensating for something.

Spooner
05-03-2009, 09:45 PM
When they ask why you play such a small instrument just tell them you're compensating for something.

LOL...I just say that the neck is comparable. :p

ukudele
05-03-2009, 09:47 PM
When they ask why you play such a small instrument just tell them you're compensating for something.

hahaha, Its true, i play my uke around campus and the ladies dig the koa!

UkuLeLesReggAe
05-03-2009, 09:56 PM
LOL...I just say that the neck is comparable. :p

i think i just finished my dinner

ricdoug
05-03-2009, 10:11 PM
So did "Mr. Heavy Metal" get a uke or a guitar for his birthday, Craig? Maybe you should have stroked your nephew's ego and told him the babes just wanted to get closer to him...NAH! Let him drool! LOL! Ric

dberlin
05-03-2009, 10:49 PM
Chicks dig the uke.

It's a Freudian thing. :p


Really?

*grabs his Uke and rushes to the local park* :nana:

ichadwick
05-04-2009, 01:27 AM
When they ask why you play such a small instrument just tell them you're compensating for something.
It's reverse psychology. Like cars. Guys who drive small cars are making a Freudian statement that they don't need to compensate for small tackle or some psychological handicap.

Guys who drive Hummers and SUVs - well, what can I say? They're like the guys who buy the biggest amps and the wildest, can-opener style electric guitars.

cpatch
05-04-2009, 04:23 AM
So did "Mr. Heavy Metal" get a uke or a guitar for his birthday, Craig? Maybe you should have stroked your nephew's ego and told him the babes just wanted to get closer to him...NAH! Let him drool! LOL! Ric
No, he got a death metal effects box. But between the girls in the guitar store and me showing him Jake's "Strawberry Fields" video I did change his impression of what the uke is capable of. Baby steps!

Oswegan
05-04-2009, 06:07 AM
So I'm in a college town a few weeks ago visiting family and I take my nephew into a guitar store to get him something for his birthday. While he's messing around with heavy metal effects boxes I wander over to the uke section and start messing around with a Kala soprano. Within a few minutes two attractive coeds come over and start asking me about the ukulele, whether it's easy to learn, what a happy-sounding instrument it is, blah blah blah. Number of attractive coeds chatting up Mr. Heavy Metal? Zero. Did he notice? Oh yeah.

Maybe it's just your magnetic personality.

cpatch
05-04-2009, 06:17 AM
Maybe it's just your magnetic personality.
It definitely wasn't my playing.

Myala509
05-04-2009, 06:38 AM
Awesome! Man this might be true and might have happened to me!

The chick at the music store saturday didnt start flirting with me until I started talking to her about ukes!!!!

Pippin
05-04-2009, 10:43 AM
It's reverse psychology. Like cars. Guys who drive small cars are making a Freudian statement that they don't need to compensate for small tackle or some psychological handicap.

Guys who drive Hummers and SUVs - well, what can I say? They're like the guys who buy the biggest amps and the wildest, can-opener style electric guitars.

:biglaugh:

I love that "can-opener style electric guitars" description.

Link
05-04-2009, 04:46 PM
Last summer I went to the park 3 or so times with my guitar, and hardly anyone stopped to talk. But last week I went to a less populated park to practice for an upcoming open mic, hoping I could sing louder than in my apartment. I had 4 seperate groups of people approach me to talk about uke. Haha. Got barely any practice in... but who cares, its awesome to talk about uke.

And some of them were girls. And I got a number. Haha that's actually one of 2 stories I have of uke getting the girl. The uke is a wondrous thing on all fronts.

buddhuu
05-04-2009, 11:01 PM
[...]The uke is a wondrous thing on all fronts.
So is a girl...

mwalimu
05-05-2009, 03:37 AM
I had the same thing happen to me in a music store in Napa, CA. Three pretty young things came over and did a mock hula while I strummed Ukulele Lady and then started chatting me up. I would have to have been 30 years younger though. If I only knew this when I was a kid.

It did occur to me that they were talking to me precisely because I was an old fart with a uke.

Opportunity knocks at the least opportune time.

UKISOCIETY
05-05-2009, 03:54 AM
So is a girl...

And backs. don't forget the backs. :p

Howlin Hobbit
05-05-2009, 06:31 AM
The uke is a wondrous thing on all fronts.


So is a girl...


And backs. don't forget the backs. :p

I love a lady with a muscular back. One of my former sweeties visited me at the Pike Place Market a couple weeks ago and gave me a hug. I'd forgotten what a lovely, strong back she had (she's a dancer and is nicely muscled pretty much all over).

She doesn't play ukulele though.

PoisonDart
05-05-2009, 09:53 AM
yeah, i remember the back of this french canadian rock climbing gal out in BC when I spent the summer there back in the day....


Wow.

Tsani
05-05-2009, 10:37 AM
It's reverse psychology. Like cars. Guys who drive small cars are making a Freudian statement that they don't need to compensate for small tackle or some psychological handicap...


I drive a 1972 Volkswagen Beetle. What else can I say? :D

mailman
05-05-2009, 01:43 PM
A '72 VW? Cool! I've got a pair of 1964's. Both Bahama Blue....

Ahnko Honu
05-05-2009, 02:04 PM
I had a 1971 VW Van all thru high school, the ultimate surfmobile/drive-in movie vehicle. ;) :shaka:

UkuleleD
05-05-2009, 03:07 PM
It's reverse psychology. Like cars. Guys who drive small cars are making a Freudian statement that they don't need to compensate for small tackle or some psychological handicap.

Haha like this?

http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv243/UkuleleD/sizematters.jpg

:p