PDA

View Full Version : A special THANK YOU to a special UUer!



joeybug
10-08-2010, 01:50 AM
The video says most of what I want to say, but for those who can't watch it for some reason, here why I'm posting it...

As you can see from my signature, I wanted a purple Uke Leash, as made by the lovely Lori. I was approached by Lori last week that someone who wished to remain anonymous had brought one for me, she just needed my size and address, promising me that the address would not be passed on to the anonymous donor in case I was worried about handing out my address to strangers.

The long and short of this is, my Uke Leash arrived today and although I had no new song prepared, I've played a little tune on Lilo with the Uke Leash attached.

Since arriving on UU, I have been shown the way by many many people..I've been given encouragement, praise, advice and friendship. I'm actually close to tears writing this because I am so grateful to all of you for being such nice people.

Thank you all for welcoming me and helping me, and a special thanks goes out to my anonymous donor - you have touched me more than you know!

Joey

I say "Astrid" I meant "Lilo" darn naming confusion!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31SBd-vVzfk

fitncrafty
10-08-2010, 01:55 AM
That is awesome! What a great thing someone did for you! I hope you enjoy it and I can't wait to hear more about how you like it once you have used it for awhile!

Rzr
10-08-2010, 02:01 AM
Congrats! UUer's are amazing. Enjoy.

Chris Tarman
10-08-2010, 02:01 AM
Let us know how you like it, and congratulations!

joeybug
10-08-2010, 02:03 AM
Let us know how you like it, and congratulations!

I love it! Because of my disabilities it's hard for me to hold the Uke in the correct position for too long, which leads to disrupted practise sessions, but with the Leash taking most of the weight, I can pracitse over and over with no problems!

Chris Tarman
10-08-2010, 02:08 AM
I love it! Because of my disabilities it's hard for me to hold the Uke in the correct position for too long, which leads to disrupted practise sessions, but with the Leash taking most of the weight, I can pracitse over and over with no problems!

Excellent!
And btw, your playing in this video sounds very good. I think you sound much better, more natural and relaxed, using your thumb rather than a pick. Keep working on it and eventually get those fingers in there too!
Chris

joeybug
10-08-2010, 02:10 AM
Excellent!
And btw, your playing in this video sounds very good. I think you sound much better, more natural and relaxed, using your thumb rather than a pick. Keep working on it and eventually get those fingers in there too!
Chris

Thanks, I shall try, I find it easier to down/up strum with a pick, but I will master it with my fingers one day!

mackie
10-08-2010, 02:15 AM
you guys are just awesome. i'm happy to be a part of a community as nice as this.

joeybug
10-08-2010, 02:25 AM
you guys are just awesome. i'm happy to be a part of a community as nice as this.

I know that feeling well! How are you finding UUU? I'm saving up and hoping to do it in the summer, are you taking 101 or a differnt course? I think I'll take 101 unless I improve drastically between now and then, if I do, then probably 102...

mm stan
10-08-2010, 02:42 AM
Aloha Joey,
Congrats on receiving your poiple uke leash....that was so a touching video....it made my eyes watery....
Whoever donated it to you, is a really sweet and thoughtful person.....I am very touched by that person's generosity too!!
I can definetly see how it helps you too and I also see that you've improved and you're more relaxed, maybe because of using the leash
and you're using your fingers like the above UU member stated. I know the video was for
the person who donated the leash leash, and show how appriciative you are and love it.. but
I enjoyed your playing too!!! MM Stan...

joeybug
10-08-2010, 02:45 AM
Aloha Joey,
Congrats on receiving your poiple uke leash....that was so a touching video....it made my eyes watery....
Whoever donated it to you, is a really sweet and thoughtful person.....I am very touched by that person's generosity too!!
I can definetly see how it helps you too and I also see that you've improved and you're more relaxed, maybe because of using the leash
and you're using your fingers like the above UU member stated. I know the video was for
the person who donated the leash leash, and show how appriciative you are and love it.. but
I enjoyed your playing too!!! MM Stan...

Thanks Stan :D

Hippie Dribble
10-08-2010, 02:56 AM
hi Joey

That was one of the nicest videos I've seen. You are a wonderful, sincere and courageous person mate and you've won the hearts of many here it is real obvious. I agree with others who noted the improvement and relaxed manner of your playing, and I just wish you the best of everything. Your contributions are enjoyed by all here and your own encouragment helps us along too. Too me this whole story just shows what good people are capable of. There's so much bad stuff in the world and to see an act of generosity like this is infectious. We all share in your happiness and love of the ukulele to ease burdens and bring people together. I agree with you that UU is a brilliant site full of amazing, caring and sharing people.

Many blessings mate. eugene

joeybug
10-08-2010, 03:02 AM
hi Joey

That was one of the nicest videos I've seen. You are a wonderful, sincere and courageous person mate and you've won the hearts of many here it is real obvious. I agree with others who noted the improvement and relaxed manner of your playing, and I just wish you the best of everything. Your contributions are enjoyed by all here and your own encouragment helps us along too. Too me this whole story just shows what good people are capable of. There's so much bad stuff in the world and to see an act of generosity like this is infectious. We all share in your happiness and love of the ukulele to ease burdens and bring people together. I agree with you that UU is a brilliant site full of amazing, caring and sharing people.

Many blessings mate. eugene

Thanks, Eugene, I'm really touched by what you've said and I'm just so thankful to have friends like the people here at UU.

I better stop before it gets mushy!

hoosierhiver
10-08-2010, 04:38 AM
I love this place

fitncrafty
10-08-2010, 05:11 AM
I love this place

I SO agree with you!! This place is GREAT for the spirit!!

Ronnie Aloha
10-08-2010, 05:19 AM
I SO agree with you!! This place is GREAT for the spirit!!

+2. Just wonderful people here. I was thinking last night as I was going to bed, I wonder if I could take off work for a month and drive around the country visiting UU members and playing the uke along with them across the continent!

Glad to see the uke bringing joy to you Joey. Keep it up!

Tudorp
10-08-2010, 05:39 AM
Awesome. I know what ya mean having a hard time holding the uke. I have that problem too. In fact the video I posted on your pain thread looking close you can see me having to reposition in the middle of playing several times.. Kinda anoying really. Awesome to see you found a solution for ya... And people that sees the needs of their fellow humans, and step up to the plate just get what being human is all about..

DAPuke
10-08-2010, 06:25 AM
Joeybug, you deserve it:) Thank you to the generous donor! (Loud Clapping and big smiles)
DAP

joeybug
10-08-2010, 06:46 AM
I love this place


+2. Just wonderful people here. I was thinking last night as I was going to bed, I wonder if I could take off work for a month and drive around the country visiting UU members and playing the uke along with them across the continent!

Glad to see the uke bringing joy to you Joey. Keep it up!

:agree:


Awesome. I know what ya mean having a hard time holding the uke. I have that problem too. In fact the video I posted on your pain thread looking close you can see me having to reposition in the middle of playing several times.. Kinda anoying really. Awesome to see you found a solution for ya... And people that sees the needs of their fellow humans, and step up to the plate just get what being human is all about..

That is so true, Tudorp, stepping up and fufilling the needs of others should be done more often :D


Joeybug, you deserve it:) Thank you to the generous donor! (Loud Clapping and big smiles)
DAP

Thanks, DAP. I am really indebted to the people here :D

Lori
10-08-2010, 07:17 AM
Great video Joey! I just wanted to mention that more than one person want to anonymously send a purple Uke Leash to you! So, you see, this group of people are really, really great.

–Lori

molokinirum
10-08-2010, 08:14 AM
Aloha Joey,
Mahalo for allowing us to share in your joy!!! This is yet another excellent example of the incredibly nice people here at the UU!!
BTW...very good playing, looking forward to hearing some more!!!!!

Also...a super BIG MAHALO for the donor!!! You are the best!!

NatalieS
10-08-2010, 08:36 AM
What a great gesture, and very exemplary of the UU spirit. I'm proud to be a member of this forum. :)

Coconut Willie
10-08-2010, 09:10 AM
Way to go Joey!!!! Way to go donor!!! This shows what the UU is all about and I am very glad I am a member!!

70sSanO
10-08-2010, 09:31 AM
Great video and great thread.

I applaud the UUer that donated the leash.

Threads like these help bring our perspective back to where it should be... it's not about this or that ukulele, it's about the people who play them.

John

Chris Tarman
10-08-2010, 11:57 AM
One of the things I love about this place is that anyone is welcome. In some circles, if you were a new member who had just started playing, you might not feel like your posts were welcomed, or that anyone would be remotely interested in you, or your questions or comments. But not here! I've noticed lately that there have been several people actively participating before they even have their first ukulele, and who have NO previous musical experience at all. I don't know if that says something about us, or about the ukulele, or BOTH. But it's wonderful and it's yet another thing that makes this little instrument so cool!
Chris

joeybug
10-08-2010, 01:31 PM
One of the things I love about this place is that anyone is welcome. In some circles, if you were a new member who had just started playing, you might not feel like your posts were welcomed, or that anyone would be remotely interested in you, or your questions or comments. But not here! I've noticed lately that there have been several people actively participating before they even have their first ukulele, and who have NO previous musical experience at all. I don't know if that says something about us, or about the ukulele, or BOTH. But it's wonderful and it's yet another thing that makes this little instrument so cool!
Chris

You've put it better than I could, Chris.

I've been here a short while and I've gained so much insight, friends, fellow players, fellow newbies walking the same path I am and I'm just feeling so blessed to be able to be a part of this.

Hope I'm not sounding too mushy, it's past midnight and once again, I can't sleep!

GreatGazukes
10-08-2010, 01:51 PM
Way to go Joey!!!! Way to go donor!!! This shows what the UU is all about and I am very glad I am a member!!

:agree:

I dunno, have ukulele, loose ego?

joeybug
10-09-2010, 01:59 AM
:agree:

I dunno, have ukulele, loose ego?

I have to agree with you there :D

Miss Michele
10-09-2010, 06:58 AM
Awww, Joey. That's awesome! I find that UU is the nicest communtiy I have been a part of for a long time! There are some great people on here! Enjoy!

joeybug
10-09-2010, 11:21 AM
Awww, Joey. That's awesome! I find that UU is the nicest communtiy I have been a part of for a long time! There are some great people on here! Enjoy!

They really are the best people to be around :D

cocohonk
10-09-2010, 12:21 PM
Awwww, how sweet! What a great community!

Uke on, Joey!

whetu
10-09-2010, 12:55 PM
Joey, as a kiwi let me just say: choice t-shirt! :)

ADD
10-09-2010, 05:36 PM
Loud applause for you, Joey, your generous donor and the entire UU community. Great place to be.

TCK
10-09-2010, 07:18 PM
This post made my day- what a cool little corner of the internet this is

joeybug
10-10-2010, 01:10 AM
Joey, as a kiwi let me just say: choice t-shirt! :)

Yeah :D My mum went to Australia for six months after her mother died, and spent about three weeks in New Zealand, hence the t-shirt :D

joeybug
10-10-2010, 01:11 AM
Awwww, how sweet! What a great community!

Uke on, Joey!

I shall keep "ukein" on, and yes, I love this comm :D


Loud applause for you, Joey, your generous donor and the entire UU community. Great place to be.

:agree:


This post made my day- what a cool little corner of the internet this is

:agree:

Glad it made you smile :D

Mandarb
10-12-2010, 06:21 AM
Very touching video. Thanks for sharing.