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MGM
04-23-2008, 07:42 PM
Since I just recently started posting here i think i will share my ukulele love story. In my younger days I was a brash,daring Dj and Musicians in many Hawaii Nightclubs. I met a young lady who I will tell you about later who said " it was my first night here in hawaii and we walked into a nightclub. sitting at a table a young man approached me ..jumped into my lap and said 'you're going to be my girlfirend"..well she did become my girl but dumped me after 6 months for being to much of a player.lol Time warp to about 27 years later and this brash man was now a ill lonely person. I had suffered my third major liver failure and almost passed away, Having end stage liver disease, filing for bankrupcy as a general contractor all I was left with was my musical instrument collection. No Job, No Money. and bedriidden. well slowly as I gained strength I need some Kala...no can live on air,, so I started selling off my guitar and ukulele collection...not on ebay but things like craigslist, paper ads, etc. realizing there was an end to it if I keep selling. One spot I sold things on was the Flea Market Music Ukulele Marketplace....I used my real name back then..Now back to the girl..Both of us marrying and getting divorced she was living in Virginia with her four daughters..me home back with my parents sick in bed. I just started learning the computor to do these things when my first official IM appeared...and it was from HER! She toyed with me since my memory was not so good in my ill state and it was so frustrating since she knew everything about me and i had no recollection. Well the im and emails progressed and we hit it off again..me finally realizing who she was. She told me that she wanted to get UKULELES for her daughters since she lived here for 13 years after she left me and thats when she saw my name in the marketplace ad. Well the rest is easy...Now I am a happy ball and chain man meeting by chance one of my old romances 28 years later...all because of the ukulele...so now you know why I have a Virginia phone number and live in Kaneohe Hawaii...a question frequently asked...as for ebay and selling ukuleles ...thats a whole nother story except I can say I started with no money. a borrowed credit card ( bankruptcy..no credit) and a borrowed digital camera...Ahhh isn;t love grand

tad
04-23-2008, 07:59 PM
Dude, that's a sweet story...

Also, gotta say, Virginia's an ukulele wasteland. Although there is now a dealer in a consigned space in Richmond. Even still...

You give hope to those of us who still pine for the sweet, simple relationships of our youth...

russ_buss
04-23-2008, 07:59 PM
wow, that's some story. glad you made it out alive and were able to get back in business. you're a bonifide hero 'round these parts!

drubin
04-23-2008, 08:00 PM
That's definitely one for the books, MGM! Great story. :)

I have a uke love story too. My lovely lady gave me my first uke on our 5th anniversary. :D Talk about true love. Only problem is, ever since then, she says I've been cheating on her with my uke! :D

Plainsong
04-23-2008, 08:12 PM
Are you doing ok now MGM? My husband and I also had a bit of an internet romance, but it was a time before chat rooms, a time before html and the web even, back when you used to have to type and use things like telnet and gopher.

Whenever she feels like the house has turned into "Attack of the ukuleles" just tell her not to hate the playa, hate the game. :)

rayan
04-23-2008, 08:51 PM
Wow Mic that was an amazing story. I would never have known meeting you. You're such an upbeat guy!

Poi Dog
04-23-2008, 09:05 PM
Sweet story MGM! :)

david98116
04-23-2008, 10:31 PM
Cool story Mic. My love story is not even close. It just involves a beautiful woman that knows how much I like to play and never complains when I want to buy a new ukulele. Gotta love her....

UKISOCIETY
04-24-2008, 02:55 AM
That's beautiful, MGM!

AS for me, there's no ukulele in my love story. But it could be a prominent feature in any future divorce! :)

NukeDOC
04-24-2008, 06:53 AM
that was an awesome story, mic. thanks for sharing.

tripl3thr33
04-24-2008, 07:39 AM
wow... goes to show that lots of good things and bad things happen to everyone. maybe it was karma, sort of balancing out your life. Really great of you to share something so personal. :D

duro
04-24-2008, 08:29 AM
Really cool story! :)

backdoc972
04-24-2008, 02:08 PM
Well Mic,

My ukulele love story is much simpler. I am now in love with the Pono tenor Uke I bought from you on ebay. It showed up today and it's a winner! Thanks and thanks for posting your story. Very inspiring.

Ukeguy510
04-24-2008, 02:42 PM
Wow, nice story! A 'happy ball and chain man' indeed :)

uumember
04-24-2008, 03:06 PM
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Kool story indeed! But I don't this this is the Ebay MGM. Right?


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rayan
04-24-2008, 03:16 PM
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Kool story indeed! But I don't this this is the Ebay MGM. Right?


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yeah it is :)

Plainsong
04-24-2008, 05:33 PM
I have a love story that concerns MGM, a Pono tenor, and making me hear Low G tuning. The result is that my Pono is leaving high G Aquilas for Low G Worths. That's MGM's fault. :D

It's all good, my koa concert flea will stay high G.

HumbleSounds
07-12-2008, 07:29 PM
Well I just gave in and bought KALA KA-KTE-CT KOA w/CEDAR TOP TENOR UKULELE from MGM. Then thought I would search out MGM here on the forum, and found this post. I feel even better about my purchase. What a story, strums my hearts strings :D All the best to you bradda.

Thanks MGM

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-12-2008, 07:41 PM
thanks for sharring :D

i guess it defines the purpose of small things give great rewards << i think i just made that up then, but it makes sense right??

glad it all turned out good in the end :)

do u still look at ukuleles the same after it brought you happiness =]

umm... looking at the dates, i didn't know it was so old hahaha.. i dont remember it.

nikolo727
07-12-2008, 07:43 PM
And now look at you mic. Your hear with a huge family at UU and your one of the biggest ukulele dealers on the web. bravo dude. seriously I am proud to be able to be on the same forums as you. You really are an inspiration.

as for my love story.....well..im too young for that...and.....girls dont like me cuz im really big and tall! lol, so my one true love is the uke!

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-12-2008, 07:44 PM
And now look at you mic. Your hear with a huge family at UU and your one of the biggest ukulele dealers on the web. bravo dude. seriously I am proud to be able to be on the same forums as you. You really are an inspiration.

as for my love story.....well..im too young for that...and.....girls dont like me cuz im really big and tall! lol, so my one true love is the uke!

positive thinking is the 1st step :)

SailQwest
07-13-2008, 01:39 AM
What a wonderful story! Thanks for sharing that!

ichadwick
07-13-2008, 04:28 AM
T...there's no ukulele in my love story. But it could be a prominent feature in any future divorce! :)

Ah, our Significant Others share the same disdain of the Euterpian muse...

Craig
07-13-2008, 12:40 PM
Wow Mike! I'm going to show this one to Cali! Such a romantic! Who would've thunk?

uke142464
07-13-2008, 01:38 PM
thanks for the ka-st I just ordered!! ;) I already said it but Ill say it again, thats a great story (I think I already posted):confused:

RON<>VA
07-13-2008, 01:55 PM
And now look at you mic. Your hear with a huge family at UU and your one of the biggest ukulele dealers on the web. bravo dude. seriously I am proud to be able to be on the same forums as you. You really are an inspiration.

as for my love story.....well..im too young for that...and.....girls dont like me cuz im really big and tall! lol, so my one true love is the uke!

nikolo - this is a true formula for romance-you are big, tall and PLAY UKE!
Just be patient. It will sneak up on you one day, hit you up side the head and make you crazy (in a good way). Now, practice that strummin...:music: