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cyber3d
05-09-2018, 10:15 AM
Like a diamond Ukulele master & California WorldFest favorite Taimane returns to The Center for the Arts on Sunday

https://www.theunion.com/entertainment/like-a-diamond-ukulele-master-california-worldfest-favorite-taimane-returns-to-the-center-for-the-arts-on-sunday/

Jarmo_S
05-09-2018, 10:27 AM
Please you should have kept that "diamond" to yourself, instead advertise.

I can understand that she might attract some personalities like you, but most of us just care about music more than like her theatretical playing style.

cyber3d
05-09-2018, 10:46 AM
Please you should have kept that "diamond" to yourself, instead advertise.

I can understand that she might attract some personalities like you, but most of us just care about music more than like her theatretical playing style.

Wow. What negativity. Did not expect that here in UU.

vcs700s
05-09-2018, 11:14 AM
Wow. What negativity. Did not expect that here in UU.

I'm with you. Totally uncalled for.

Braddtastic
05-09-2018, 12:17 PM
Like a diamond — Ukulele master & California WorldFest favorite Taimane returns to The Center for the Arts on Sunday

https://www.theunion.com/entertainment/like-a-diamond-ukulele-master-california-worldfest-favorite-taimane-returns-to-the-center-for-the-arts-on-sunday/

Thanks for sharing! It's nice to see our ukulele ambassadors stepping out into greater public awareness. :)

Steedy
05-09-2018, 12:31 PM
I love me some Taimane, and didn't know her name means "diamond". Jazzy is a great guitarist, as well! :cool:

igorthebarbarian
05-09-2018, 06:45 PM
She’s amazing. She opened for Michael Franti/Spearhead at Red Rocks in Colorado, which I wanted to go to last year

NoyBoy98
05-09-2018, 10:48 PM
Please you should have kept that "diamond" to yourself, instead advertise.

I can understand that she might attract some personalities like you, but most of us just care about music more than like her theatretical playing style.

What’s with the hate? Even if she didn’t dance, she’s probabaly a better player and understands the musicality better than 99% of us here. SMH.

Croaky Keith
05-09-2018, 11:14 PM
Whatever we think about her prancing around, she's a darn good player. :)

Jarmo_S
05-09-2018, 11:28 PM
Whatever we think about her prancing around, she's a darn good player. :)

Yes she is.

kkimura
05-10-2018, 03:01 AM
Only a 44 hour drive from my place to the venue at Grass Valley.

niwenomian
05-10-2018, 06:11 AM
...most of us just care...

I don't know who you're speaking for, but count me out. I suggest revising your statement to reflect your own dislikes rather than extrapolate this onto the rest of us.

Art is art. She follows her own muse and makes the uke community more interesting and beautiful through her music. I love what she does and how she does it!

Thanks for the reminder, cyber3d. She's coming to the big room at Sierra Nevada brewery this coming Tuesday. Just bought tickets. Dinner, dessert and a show with my sweetie.

hoosierhiver
05-10-2018, 06:20 AM
She is amazing to see play. I definitely recommend it if you have a chance.

MincerRay
05-10-2018, 09:58 AM
Wow, I live in Grass Valley and this is a great venue. I may have to juggle my mother's day plans...

Bill Sheehan
05-10-2018, 02:59 PM
Don't want to stir the pot unnecessarily here, but Jarmo, it appears to me that Cyber, in the opening post, was merely quoting, word-for-word, the title of the "linked" article (which title utilizes the word "diamond"); I don't think Cyber was per se expressing a personal opinion.

cyber3d
05-10-2018, 03:24 PM
Don't want to stir the pot unnecessarily here, but Jarmo, it appears to me that Cyber, in the opening post, was merely quoting, word-for-word, the title of the "linked" article (which title utilizes the word "diamond"); I don't think Cyber was per se expressing a personal opinion.

True enough Bill. But, you know even with that, I think everyone here can agree that his comment and attitude are not really welcome in a forum like this. He got a bit personal referencing my personality when he doesn't even know me. It was somewhat troll like IMHO.

Bill Sheehan
05-10-2018, 04:48 PM
Your point is valid and well-taken, Cyber; I would encourage Jarmo to think about it, and to consider extending an apology to you.
With that, I will rest. Hoping everyone has a good evening!

Jarmo_S
05-11-2018, 01:15 AM
True enough Bill. But, you know even with that, I think everyone here can agree that his comment and attitude are not really welcome in a forum like this. He got a bit personal referencing my personality when he doesn't even know me. It was somewhat troll like IMHO.

Yes cyber3d, I was wrong in my post regarding personality as I don't know you.
Wanted just to express my dislike to her videos. I have not for many decades also liked any James Bond movies. Some do though.

Thats just me and my personality sigh :(

cyber3d
05-11-2018, 09:10 AM
Yes cyber3d, I was wrong in my post regarding personality as I don't know you.
Wanted just to express my dislike to her videos. I have not for many decades also liked any James Bond movies. Some do though.

Thats just me and my personality sigh :(

You're a good person Jarmo. Thanks for responding!

MincerRay
05-14-2018, 01:57 PM
I saw Taimane last night in Grass Valley. She puts on a great show. I enjoyed it. I also love her accompaniment with Jonathan playing cajon, and Jazzy Jazz on guitar. She plays all sort of styles and has a lovely voice, along with Jazzy. I would definitely recommend seeing her if you get the chance. She's playing Chico, Santa Cruz, and San Jose this week before heading back to Hawaii.

fingerguy
09-04-2019, 09:25 AM
I am back and forth on her. At first I was blown away and even own one of her albums. But the more I watch her the more she is seeming more of a one tricky pony. Meaning if you strum as fast as her pretty much any chord will sound good. Hell you can bar all the frets and slide down and up the neck at her strumming speed and sound like you are playing a particular song. But maybe it is just me. Either way I am not even close to her strumming speed.

AQUATOPAZ
09-04-2019, 02:12 PM
I am back and forth on her. At first I was blown away and even own one of her albums. But the more I watch her the more she is seeming more of a one tricky pony. Meaning if you strum as fast as her pretty much any chord will sound good. Hell you can bar all the frets and slide down and up the neck at her strumming speed and sound like you are playing a particular song. But maybe it is just me. Either way I am not even close to her strumming speed.

She does strum much faster than I can, but I have never been very impressed, probably because I'm just not into her style.

johnnysmash
10-31-2019, 10:17 PM
I am late coming to this thread but I just recently started watching this lady perform. No doubt about it, she is great. She does not play my type of music, however, I still find myself listening to her video's a lot. I searched and could not find, what type of ukulele does she play? Is that a high G and a low G both on her ukulele?

AQUATOPAZ
11-01-2019, 06:48 AM
I am late coming to this thread but I just recently started watching this lady perform. No doubt about it, she is great. She does not play my type of music, however, I still find myself listening to her video's a lot. I searched and could not find, what type of ukulele does she play? Is that a high G and a low G both on her ukulele?

It is. They were selling them at LA ukefest. Something like IO,. I took their card and will PM you if I find it and if you are interested in one.

man0a
11-01-2019, 08:48 AM
I am late coming to this thread but I just recently started watching this lady perform. No doubt about it, she is great. She does not play my type of music, however, I still find myself listening to her video's a lot. I searched and could not find, what type of ukulele does she play? Is that a high G and a low G both on her ukulele?

Her main ukulele is a Kamaka 5-string with 2 low-G strings.

YUNI
11-01-2019, 01:40 PM
I just started watching her too after seeing her carmen/phantom medley on insta and she makes it look so effortless!! :eek: I've always wanted to kind of dance while playing an instrument ever since I saw Maria spinning around with her guitar in the Sound of Music. She has some interesting tutorials on her youtube too, one where she said she puts an acrylic (artificial) nail on her index so it doesn't wear down her natural nail! I wonder how many times she has to change strings though with the speed she plays :confused:

AQUATOPAZ
11-01-2019, 03:10 PM
It is. They were selling them at LA ukefest. Something like IO,. I took their card and will PM you if I find it and if you are interested in one.

She plays an loi uke out of Santa Barbara. They were at the Palm Beach uke fest today and they had them. She strings hers with 2 low g strings. They are beautiful ukes with a satin finish. They also have a fuller sound than many customs at higher price points.

johnnysmash
11-02-2019, 04:11 AM
Thank you. I hope some day to see one of her shows. I just live so far away unless she comes to Asia again.