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Uke Republic
05-06-2010, 10:29 AM
I love the heat down here in Hotlanta but at time it can interfere with playing outside. What do you do to stay cool whilst playing your uke? Well you already cool if your playing the uke so temp wise.:cool:

Help I'm melting!!!

BadLands Bart
05-06-2010, 10:31 AM
To stay cool....ICE COLD BEER!!!!

MeanGreenUker
05-06-2010, 10:56 AM
To stay cool....ICE COLD BEER!!!!

I concur..

cornfedgroove
05-06-2010, 11:26 AM
I sell ukes at even more ridiculously lower rates!

haolejohn
05-06-2010, 11:33 AM
I love the heat down here in Hotlanta but at time it can interfere with playing outside. What do you do to stay cool whilst playing your uke? Well you already cool if your playing the uke so temp wise.:cool:

Help I'm melting!!!

I feel ya Mike!! It is so hot today. Hopefully not a precursor of our summer.

sukie
05-06-2010, 11:40 AM
I feel ya Mike!! It is so hot today. Hopefully not a precursor of our summer.

Grrrrrrrrrr.........it's so crappy here today. And all we can say is "it's not as windy or cold as yesterday." Bah!

kenikas
05-06-2010, 12:11 PM
I like to sit on the edge of my Koi pond with my feet and legs in the water, and several of them actually seem to enjoy my playing!!. But I haven't been able to yet this year it's still dropping below freezing at night here!

arashi_nero
05-06-2010, 01:20 PM
I like to sit on the edge of my Koi pond with my feet and legs in the water, and several of them actually seem to enjoy my playing!!. But I haven't been able to yet this year it's still dropping below freezing at night here!

kenikas, you have a koi pond?! how big are your koi? and yeah, these last two years have totally sucked for spring in utah!! yesterday it was about 70F, today it's 49F and with wind chill it's about 40F. last week we had 80F weather and snow, all in the same week!! and the wind has been intense!! i guess this weekend will be nice, but then snow again on sunday/monday :rofl:. utah has the most bi-polar springs and falls!!

when it's hot, i usually have a nice cold dew and stay inside where it's air conditioned during the hottest time of the day. when it cools down, usually go outside then. never want to be outside when it's over 100F.

darkwater
05-06-2010, 02:01 PM
[QUOTE=Uke Republic;369296]I love the heat down here in Hotlanta but at time it can interfere with playing outside. What do you do to stay cool whilst playing your uke? Well you already cool if your playing the uke so temp wise.:cool:

I sit in front of my stand fan. It gives the uke sort of a weird tremolo sound, though. In weather like this I'm always afraid I'll fuse to the finish.

ukulelearp
05-06-2010, 03:06 PM
Giving ukuleles away always helps me stay cool!

Wagster
05-06-2010, 03:17 PM
I love the heat down here in Hotlanta but at time it can interfere with playing outside. What do you do to stay cool whilst playing your uke? Well you already cool if your playing the uke so temp wise.:cool:

Help I'm melting!!!



I play Christmas Carols...


...and drink ICE COLD BEER!

Mim
05-06-2010, 03:21 PM
HOORAY FOR THE HEAT!!!

After a record cold winter I needed it!

So, I know you guys would like it cooler... but PRAY FOR HEAT... Mim has 7 kids to feel and the more heat the more Snowballs and Ice Cream I sell!!!!

So, what do I do to beat the heat?

Go to Aloha Snow (www.alohasnow.com)...

Buy a Ukulele (www.mimsukes.com)from off the wall...

Sit outside and strum and eat, strum and eat... until your cares and perception of heat melt away!!!

Ahhhh...

Haha! I know, it was stinkin' hot today! The kids had a good time in the sprinklers though. And we take a huge piece of plastic and put it down our hill in the back yard and instant water slide and the perfect way to beat the heat!

Dane
05-06-2010, 03:57 PM
Oh yeah it was just terrible today, it was like 73 degrees and sunny and like 62% humidity and a breeze, smell of the ocean......... Oh wait, no it was pretty nice.

If you wanna stay cool while playing your uke, you gotta wear some fly shades.

Uke Republic
05-06-2010, 07:05 PM
After reading these responses I decided to act. Feeling much cooler now though Friday may hit 90f.I shall and purchase more cooling vessels. I will not do set ups or drop offs to UPS, USPS whilst using cooling vessels. 5:00pm return to cooling vessels , chilled boiled shrimp and outdoor patio ukulele playing. Now I know why my uke smells funny, shrimp!

Dane
05-06-2010, 07:57 PM
You could get a fluke and play ukulele while sitting under a sprinkler in the shade, that might be fun!

kenikas
05-07-2010, 09:55 AM
kenikas, you have a koi pond?! how big are your koi? and yeah, these last two years have totally sucked for spring in utah!! yesterday it was about 70F, today it's 49F and with wind chill it's about 40F. last week we had 80F weather and snow, all in the same week!! and the wind has been intense!! i guess this weekend will be nice, but then snow again on sunday/monday :rofl:. utah has the most bi-polar springs and falls!!

when it's hot, i usually have a nice cold dew and stay inside where it's air conditioned during the hottest time of the day. when it cools down, usually go outside then. never want to be outside when it's over 100F.
Yes, I've been keeping Koi much longer than playing ukes and have several that are 24" to 32". Some of them seem really interested in the sound from the uke, but maybe they just think food may fall out of it!

arashi_nero
05-07-2010, 10:00 AM
Yes, I've been keeping Koi much longer than playing ukes and have several that are 24" to 32". Some of them seem really interested in the sound from the uke, but maybe they just think food may fall out of it!

wow, i don't think i've ever seen koi that big outside of japan. that's awesome man! i hope you're enjoying this hot 60F weather we're having!!

sukie
05-07-2010, 11:17 AM
Did it hit 90 yet? What does it feel like? It's so cold and rainy today they cancelled the baseball game. I miss 90. Heck -- I miss 60. Grrrrrrrrr........

Enjoy your cooling vessels though.

mailman
05-07-2010, 11:50 AM
How about this....

Start with a Makala dolphin or any other plastic-bodied uke. With the sound hole facing up, fill the uke body 1/3 full of clean water. Lay the uke on it's back in the freezer over night. If it won't lay level, prop the neck up with a bag of frozen green beans until it will. The next day, when it's good and hot outside, go to the freezer, grab the uke, take it outside, tune up and play! You've just made a Uke-sicle! THAT should help keep you cool while you play outside in the heat.... :D

Dane
05-07-2010, 12:30 PM
How about this....

Start with a Makala dolphin or any other plastic-bodied uke. With the sound hole facing up, fill the uke body 1/3 full of clean water. Lay the uke on it's back in the freezer over night. If it won't lay level, prop the neck up with a bag of frozen green beans until it will. The next day, when it's good and hot outside, go to the freezer, grab the uke, take it outside, tune up and play! You've just made a Uke-sicle! THAT should help keep you cool while you play outside in the heat.... :D

This + the sprinkler + a cold brew + a pair of sweet shades..... you'll be plenty cool my friend.

arashi_nero
05-07-2010, 12:39 PM
This + the sprinkler + a cold brew + a pair of sweet shades..... you'll be plenty cool my friend.

you're forgetting about having your feet in the koi pond!!

Uke Republic
05-07-2010, 01:07 PM
It is on! Just gotta pack some soft cases and it's patio time! I'll freeze a Uke for Saturdays fun. No Koi pond but I do have a stream with crawdads in it. Brew yes and lime with Mexico fermented agave juice and salt. Smell those shrimp they are beginning to boil. That would make a great song.