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beeejums
11-25-2009, 11:11 AM
And I thought I would do pretty awful, but it wasn't bad. It went well enough that I had the stones to attempt Crazy G, and I got my brother-in-law to record it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AivIZ_hKvMQ

So if you feel at all confident enough, go find an open mic somewhere! I asked some guy who happened to be playing guitar on the street if he knew of any. I have no idea how to find them, but they're out there!

Go play in front of people! It'll be a novelty for them to see a uke player at all (unless you're in Hawaii), so there's ten cool points for you just for walking in with a uke!

Link
11-25-2009, 11:15 AM
Awesome! I just played one last night. People definitely love you by default with a uke. Breaks up the monotony of 15 people with acoustic guitars playing open chords and the same strumming pattern.

I can't wait to get home and see the videos. I also encourage everyone to play open mics, you'll get hooked to the rush! I found my local ones through google.

Congrats beej!

nikolo727
11-25-2009, 11:25 AM
Woo! nice job man!

Professor Palmer
11-25-2009, 11:32 AM
Nice work. I should push myself into an open mic night too.

bazmaz
11-25-2009, 12:00 PM
is every person on this forum trying to access your vid, cos it aint playing for me - everything else on youtube is?

Hang on, got it now


Man you did good!

buddhuu
11-25-2009, 12:36 PM
Congratulations, mate. :D :music:

phanzo
11-25-2009, 12:38 PM
dude that was awesome...great job!!! :drool:

Dominator
11-25-2009, 05:01 PM
Congrats. You did a great job. Heck, I can't even play that one. Now your'e hooked.

Pippin
11-26-2009, 12:14 AM
Congratulations. Open Mics can be fun. I used to host them in the Poconos and Catskill Mountains. They always attracted talented musicians.

deach
11-26-2009, 02:08 AM
Awesome! Congrats!

I find a lot of open mics (and dates with trannies) on Craigslist. There are also websites that list them near your area. Let me know the next time you play in Winchester. I might be able to make the trip up.

SamWise
11-26-2009, 03:02 AM
I haven't played an open mic for ages, and I've NEVER done one on uke. Might be an adventure!

jer989
11-26-2009, 03:56 AM
Just watched your video- that's really impressive! You sound really good- it's too bad that people were so loud in there though - if they weren't listening they really missed out on some good playing!

dhkane
11-26-2009, 05:53 AM
Great job. I have a friend that played his uke and sang at an open mic. He was the last player, he blew them away. All eyes turned to him, he really got their attention.

CoLmes
11-26-2009, 06:19 AM
GOOD job man! Instrumentals are so hard to do in front of ppl... I wish I could find more open mics around here...

ricdoug
11-26-2009, 06:32 AM
So if you feel at all confident enough, go find an open mic somewhere! I asked some guy who happened to be playing guitar on the street if he knew of any. I have no idea how to find them, but they're out there!

Congratulations and good job, Beejums!

There's plenty of open mic's in your area:

http://openmikes.org/listings/nearzip.php?proximity=25&cityState=25411

http://openmikes.org/listings/nearzip.php?proximity=50&cityState=25411

You might try the Ice House, too:

http://www.berkeleysprings.com

http://www.macicehouse.org

iamblinkin
11-26-2009, 07:26 AM
Great job!!! :)

beeejums
11-28-2009, 08:41 AM
Congrats. You did a great job. Heck, I can't even play that one. Now your'e hooked.

I'm going to be smiling about that for four or five straight days. You're one of the best out there. Thanks!


Let me know the next time you play in Winchester. I might be able to make the trip up.

Will do.


Great job. I have a friend that played his uke and sang at an open mic. He was the last player, he blew them away. All eyes turned to him, he really got their attention.

It would be really nice if that happened to me... :)


There's plenty of open mic's in your area:

Nice! Thanks!