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kalmario
10-21-2009, 11:57 AM
on monday night in auckland, i went to the 'I love the islands' Samoa tsunami benefit concert. great show too. 25 bands 4 hours $25 dollars.

anyway half way through Bic runga's 3 songs, she called out neil finn (crowded house) and don macglashin (mutton birds), and don had a soprano uke which he played for the song.

again a greeat concert.

Cliff

whetu
10-22-2009, 02:20 AM
related to the concert:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wofupyhwhJM

Don... I would never have picked him as a uke guy... The Finns sure, especially as they're BFF'd with Eddie Vedder (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=eddie+vedder+ukulele)... and Bret McKenzie and Anika Moa make no secret of their love for the uke :)

Turns out though that Don has been doing the rounds with the Wellington Uke Orchestra, here's less than 50 seconds:
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=9014229

I've always found it to be a shame that the Wellington Uke Orchestra vids that appear here and there seem to have been filmed by a drunk person with ADHD, especially considering the not drunk/ADHD alternatives (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqynAAYdLW8) :)

Still... very cool to see Don on the uke, and knowing first hand that Anchor Me is not that hard to play on the uke, it might be mind-blowing to see him have a crack at it :D

kalmario
10-22-2009, 08:30 AM
on the inside of crowded houses greatest hits, there is a studio shot of Seymour playing a martin ukulele, but i never heard it on record, any clues?

Cliff

whetu
10-22-2009, 12:59 PM
Nope.. no idea there

as an aside, did you see this:
http://tvnz.co.nz/entertainment-news/no-ukulele-recital-record-but-great-fun-3080590/video

?

mealfrog41
10-23-2009, 07:57 AM
I freaked out a little when I saw this... I played uke with my band in a Samoa benefit concert the other night..... but it was in Seattle, haha. :D