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lambchop
06-28-2010, 02:47 AM
My friend describd this as both funny and poignant. I'm actually proud of how this turned out. If you like it, please comment and share. If you hate it, don't tell any body.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R974ny8zl58

Chris Tarman
06-28-2010, 04:45 AM
I like it a lot. I'm also in that same boat. I don't QUITE consider 45 to be "middle-aged", but I suppose I am deluding myself.

lambchop
06-28-2010, 10:00 AM
I like it a lot. I'm also in that same boat. I don't QUITE consider 45 to be "middle-aged", but I suppose I am deluding myself.

Thanks - at 49, I just can't deny it. The real message of this video is obviously I still believe in these dreams or else I would not try. And I like your videos, too.

Chris Tarman
06-28-2010, 12:45 PM
Thank you! I need to get busy and work on another one. Even I am getting kind of tired of the few on my channel!

Gmoney
06-28-2010, 12:59 PM
I guess if you guys are "middle aged" - I AM officially over the hill at 57! But... I loved the song! And... I loved hearing what a Boulder Creek uke sounds like live. And since that's a tenor, my next uke might be both; a tenor and a Boulder Creek. Like the sound a lot.

Craig
06-28-2010, 03:13 PM
You just need to shave your head and face and wear a bow tie and we could be twins...well, sort'a ....

mailman
06-28-2010, 03:55 PM
Loved it! I'm at 58 and counting, and you youngsters never cease to amaze me....

lambchop
06-30-2010, 03:07 AM
You just need to shave your head and face and wear a bow tie and we could be twins...well, sort'a ....
You look to be in a bit better shape than me, but thanks for the compliment!

Craig
06-30-2010, 03:11 AM
You look to be in a bit better shape than me, but thanks for the compliment!

Middle-Aged Pear-Shaped men....UNITE!

Huckleberry
06-30-2010, 05:10 AM
I don't understand what your age has to do with all this. I took up the ukulele last year and I'm having a blast. I'm 71 and still going strong. I'm into the playing but also into the theory of music trying to tear the Circle of Fifths apart. Bottom line is keep your eye on the goal, your never to old as long as your on top of the grass looking down. Boy, is that sage wisdom or what.
Keep on trucking.

lambchop
06-30-2010, 06:36 AM
I don't understand what your age has to do with all this. I took up the ukulele last year and I'm having a blast. I'm 71 and still going strong. I'm into the playing but also into the theory of music trying to tear the Circle of Fifths apart. Bottom line is keep your eye on the goal, your never to old as long as your on top of the grass looking down. Boy, is that sage wisdom or what.
Keep on trucking.
This is so interesting because I am currently putting the finishing touches on a litte Circle of Fifths lesson for the ukulele for my blog. I'd like to get your opinion on it when it is up. And, yes, your are right - age has nothing to do with it. The song is a fun one that comments on how a lot of us middle-aged guys have turned to ukulele and I think the implied but unstated message is that I DO believe that one is never too old to accomplish their dreams! I'm a big Burt Munro fan (of "World's Fastest Indian") so I really do agree with you.

You have my respect and my best wishes and hope we get to talk about that circle of fifths. It's the key, don't you think?

Mike

mailman
06-30-2010, 09:23 AM
There is only one way I find that age affects my uke playing....finding folks to play with. As much as I like being with folks 20 or 30 or even 40 years younger, I often have never even heard of the songs they want to play or the artists they want to cover. Conversely, they are not interested in playing much of the "old" stuff I enjoy.

I Ukulista
06-30-2010, 10:17 AM
Keep on runnin brother. Ukes are not just for the youth. (I'm 52 but feel 25)

Huckleberry
06-30-2010, 03:53 PM
Lamb Chop
Will be looking for your blog on the Circle of Fifths. It solves the mystery of chord grouping and notes that make up the chords. If you want to write music, it's a must.

The Circle is the key.

groucho26
06-30-2010, 06:04 PM
Loved the song! Wonder if I can still get away from singing it at age 53...

UkuEroll
07-01-2010, 02:17 PM
Your as young as your Ukulele feels :-) aged 51 and hoping for 52.

mm stan
07-01-2010, 08:25 PM
Aloha Mike,
The ukulele is an equal oppertunity instrument, crosses many barriers..
From young to feeling young, enjoy!!!
MM Stan....(54)it's only a number..As far as middle aged???What's that????

lambchop
07-03-2010, 11:03 AM
Loved the song! Wonder if I can still get away from singing it at age 53...

I'd still say that falls into middle age. Thanks for the kind words.

Tucunaré
07-04-2010, 04:28 AM
The only part of being 47 that affects my uke playing is my gut! I find it makes my uke lie a little horizontal... it doesn't hang down right if you know what i mean.
But then again, that is more to do with my overeating and overdrinking than my age!
Love the vid.

ricksan66
07-04-2010, 07:49 AM
Awesome! I'm 43. Hope I can make it another 43 years. Would love to be an old man with a ukulele. That would be alright by me.

Uncle-Taco
07-04-2010, 05:41 PM
We should probably start a club for those of us who are middle-aged, older'n dirt, old enough to die, or at least old enough to know better. I was 21 the other day, then I blinked and I'm almost 45.
I understand what Mailman says. I don't know ANY of the songs the younger people on here post about! (I like it, but I don't know what it is.) I go somewhere and play an old tin pan alley-era thing that I thought EVERYbody knew, but it's completely foreign to anyone who isn't old enough to have used a dime to make a phone call.

lambchop
07-06-2010, 04:06 AM
We should probably start a club for those of us who are middle-aged, older'n dirt, old enough to die, or at least old enough to know better. I was 21 the other day, then I blinked and I'm almost 45.
I understand what Mailman says. I don't know ANY of the songs the younger people on here post about! (I like it, but I don't know what it is.) I go somewhere and play an old tin pan alley-era thing that I thought EVERYbody knew, but it's completely foreign to anyone who isn't old enough to have used a dime to make a phone call.

Well, I teach at a University and there are some of the younger people who will know this stuff, but then I'm a historian so I tend to get those students who appreciate the past. It does go by quickly, we as long as we hold onto our dreams, it's never too late. Mike

PoisonDart
07-06-2010, 08:36 AM
Well, I love tin pan alley, and calls always cost me a quarter.

And music should be about letting people know you, which this song certainly does.

Great job :)

lambchop
07-07-2010, 03:25 AM
Well, I love tin pan alley, and calls always cost me a quarter.

And music should be about letting people know you, which this song certainly does.

Great job :)

That's a very nice thing to say and I appreciate it. Mike

Swampy Steve
07-07-2010, 05:55 AM
Man thats great ! I had to watch , when I read the title. Im one too. 49 , except I dont think Ill make another 49 ,, so what does that make me.
The youth ,shouldnt fear. I think you turned out pretty good. singing ,, chord progression and uke sounds great.
I will check out that circle of fifths , I just cant wrap my head around it.
If a old farts club is started , I want in.
Steve

mailman
07-07-2010, 05:59 AM
I started a UU group a while back called "Grandpa Ukers"....

lambchop
07-07-2010, 02:34 PM
I started a UU group a while back called "Grandpa Ukers"....

I'm actually going to try and teach my mom, who is 84, how to play. I already taught her a C chord but she is left handed so I have to reverse the nut and strings on my Mahalo so she can do it - but I am confident she can. Maybe she will do a video. Mike