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seeso
12-01-2010, 01:17 AM
Our own Ukulele Jim is getting major pub! Way to go Jim! Congrats, man.

http://www.thedailysound.com/113010-SANTA-BARBARA-KIDS-CD-UKULELE-JIM


Santa Barbara resident Jim Clark grew up in a household devoid of music.

When his wife, Lisa, became pregnant with twins, Clark, 41, was determined not to let that happen to them.

He decided to learn an instrument to ensure that his children would be exposed to a symphony of sound growing up. But, Clark didn’t choose the violin, trumpet, flute or saxophone. He chose the ukulele.

“I just wanted to have fun,” Clark said. “For me, the ukulele is more fun than the guitar and I knew kids usually like it.”

More at the link... (http://www.thedailysound.com/113010-SANTA-BARBARA-KIDS-CD-UKULELE-JIM)

http://www.thedailysound.com/113010-SANTA-BARBARA-KIDS-CD-UKULELE-JIM

fitncrafty
12-01-2010, 01:26 AM
That's Awesome! Way to go Jim!!

mm stan
12-01-2010, 01:59 AM
Aloha Seeso,
Nice story and good he can share his passion and pass it on to his kids.. I personally don't think I met him here yet..but would be really nice too...Thanks for sharing....MM Stan

Ukulele JJ
12-01-2010, 02:08 AM
Very cool!

So many people these days see music mainly as something to consume. Those kids are always going to think of it as something to create as well. What a great gift to give them.

JJ

Skottoman
12-01-2010, 04:06 AM
Sweet! I grew up in Santa Barbara, and am the same age, maybe we went to High School together or something.
Great story!
Cheers,
Skottoman

misterpk
12-01-2010, 01:22 PM
How is it that I've lived in Santa Barbara for the last 13 years and I've never heard of him? Ukulele Jim where are you?!

Hippie Dribble
12-01-2010, 01:27 PM
Awesome Jim. Congrats on the article and the CD's!!!

I've got both Jim's CDs and they are beautifully arranged and lots of fun.

Highly recommended to anyone that loves the ukulele and music to make you smile :)

Ukulele Jim
12-01-2010, 02:16 PM
Hey gang, thanks for the kind words! It's nice to get some free publicity, especially when it's on the front page of the local paper. I guess I've been Santa Barbara's best kept secret until now. :)

Skottomon, where'd you go to high school?

Dane
12-01-2010, 05:08 PM
Alright! SB represent

Ukulele Jim
12-01-2010, 06:29 PM
Cool! I had no idea there were this many Santa Barbarians here.

Dane
12-01-2010, 08:55 PM
Cool! I had no idea there were this many Santa Barbarians here.

Barbarian born and raised. I just recently started to realize how much more of an ukulele scene there is here. I tend to stay rather secluded.

ADD
12-01-2010, 09:38 PM
Just got my copy a few days ago. We know fleas don't sing, so was that Alvin and the Chipmunks singing their part? A fun CD. Thanks.

Ukulele Jim
12-02-2010, 06:27 AM
It's amazing how much fleas sound like chipmunks once you get them in the studio. :)

ADD
12-02-2010, 08:00 AM
It's amazing how much fleas sound like chipmunks once you get them in the studio. :)

Really did enjoy it all , especially the real life repartee with your kids on the Hero song. They must have had a ball. Now I have to check out your other CD, but love childrens' song and been asked to do some at the library, now considerating it.
Will you be putting out a companion book with chords and words?

misterpk
12-02-2010, 09:15 AM
Us Santa Barbarians are around. I think I'll be caroling with the Ukulele Club and maybe playing with Carl Villaverde and some of his students if they set something up. :)

Now that I know we have another uke celebrity in town I'll have to show my support for locals and buy your CDs!

Ukulele Jim
12-02-2010, 09:53 AM
Will you be putting out a companion book with chords and words?

I plan to do this next year after the release of my 3rd CD, which is about halfway finished now. But in the meantime, if there's a song you'd like the chords for just drop me a line and I'll write 'em up for ya.

Pippin
12-02-2010, 10:07 AM
The next issue of Ukulele Player Magazine will have a review of Jim's new CD, "Jumping Flea Circus".

Ukulele Jim
12-02-2010, 11:17 AM
Hooray!

And technically, the full title of the album is "Ukulele Jim's Jumping Flea Circus". :)