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CoLmes
08-01-2011, 05:10 PM
Just letting you guys know that Jake is going to be on Jimmy Kimmel tonight as his musical guest. Hopefully a vid pops up somewhere tomorrow.

joejeweler
08-01-2011, 05:47 PM
Thanks for the heads up! Just set my TV reminder to watch it.

Kalihonu
08-01-2011, 07:00 PM
Thanks, got to check that out!

UncleElvis
08-01-2011, 07:13 PM
Just watched it. He NAILED it.
You could almost hear the smirks being wiped from their faces.
(there were titters in the audience every time Jimmy said "ukulele"... there weren't any after the performance.)

humuhumunukunukuapuaa
08-01-2011, 07:24 PM
Saw the announcement on Jake's fanpage on Facebook. Lookin' forward to watching it in an hour and a half.

joejeweler
08-01-2011, 07:30 PM
Watched it about a half hour ago my time. Jake's performance was wonderful, as usual.

.....just wondering if he might have gained a lot more fans if he had played a better known piece.

"Bohemian Rhaspody" or "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" come to mind, and he does them so well as to drop
a lot of jaws. I realize he was playing a cut off his new CD, but "Bring Your Adz" doesn't really showcase his
superb fingerstyle work as much as some others, and doesn't do much for me either. Maybe it'll grow on me....

Also,... Jimmy might have given him a little more time in his slot, so as to get time for 2 pieces and maybe
a short interview. Almost seems Jake got the "bum's rush", came on late in the show, played, and right off. Do you
think maybe Jimmy thought (before the performance), that the ukulele was a "toy" or prop, as maybe Tiny Tim
used it? (not known to be a serious "musician")

Jake makes a lot of friends with that smile and usual fun talk, wish he had more time allotted.

mm stan
08-01-2011, 08:55 PM
Mahalo for the heads up..we get it in a couple hours...MM Stan

Zakulele
08-02-2011, 01:18 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHG24uUOfw4

Trinimon
08-02-2011, 03:56 AM
Thanks for the link! Absolutely brilliant!

Kauai808
08-02-2011, 04:19 AM
Jake is and always will be the man. Jake is to the ukulele what Tiger Woods is to golf. Tiger brought in a whole new generation of golfers and made golf seem cool. Jake has done the same thing with the ukulele. If Jake didn't come around, maybe UU wouldn't even exist!!

tnfishdaddy
08-02-2011, 04:38 AM
Awesome. Thanks for the link. I am going to order the cd now.

MrChristopherA
08-02-2011, 06:24 AM
There are no words to accurately describe the excitement I had when I saw this on the TV... and again when I saw it on Youtube... and again as I'm simply thinking about it now.

Dan Uke
08-02-2011, 06:34 AM
did they do an interview after??

itsme
08-02-2011, 07:26 AM
Also,... Jimmy might have given him a little more time in his slot, so as to get time for 2 pieces and maybe
a short interview. Almost seems Jake got the "bum's rush", came on late in the show, played, and right off.
I agree he should have been given a bit more time. That "reality show couple" was boring, and Howie Mandel isn't one of my favorites.

It was the same with Eddie Vedder on Letterman recently... three minutes at the very end of the show to perform, no talk at all. :(

molokinirum
08-02-2011, 07:40 AM
Thanks for the link! Absolutely brilliant!

Yes...Mahalo for the link!! The man is AMAZING!!!!

mds725
08-02-2011, 07:57 AM
Jake is and always will be the man. Jake is to the ukulele what Tiger Woods is to golf. Tiger brought in a whole new generation of golfers and made golf seem cool. Jake has done the same thing with the ukulele. If Jake didn't come around, maybe UU wouldn't even exist!!

Jake has definitely been an invigorator and an innovator. But I hope he veers off the Tiger Woods career path before crashing his SUV into a mailbox.


Jimmy might have given him a little more time in his slot, so as to get time for 2 pieces and maybe a short interview. Almost seems Jake got the "bum's rush", came on late in the show, played, and right off. Do you think maybe Jimmy thought (before the performance), that the ukulele was a "toy" or prop, as maybe Tiny Tim used it? (not known to be a serious "musician")

Awesome performance on Kimmel. Unfortunately, the late night shows almost always give the musical acts short shrift. In fact, Leno always has the musical guest introduced as ".... and the music of Jake Shimabukuro," as if the guest is the music, not the musician.

Kauai808
08-02-2011, 09:27 AM
Jake has definitely been an invigorator and an innovator. But I hope he veers off the Tiger Woods career path before crashing his SUV into a mailbox.

Awesome performance on Kimmel. Unfortunately, the late night shows almost always give the musical acts short shrift. In fact, Leno always has the musical guest introduced as ".... and the music of Jake Shimabukuro," as if the guest is the music, not the musician.

10-4 on crashing his SUV and all the events that followed. Jake isn't that kind of guy it appears anyway.

delray48209
08-02-2011, 09:42 AM
Awesome and inspiring as always!

wasab1mike
08-02-2011, 10:49 AM
by any chance, did you see what kind of uke leash he was using? i couldn't figure it out. it wasn't connected to the neck, sound hole or end pin. Kinda looked like it was attached to the back of the uke.

RyRod
08-02-2011, 12:07 PM
Thanks for posting the video. I totally forgot he was going to be on when I saw it on his site a week ago.


by any chance, did you see what kind of uke leash he was using? i couldn't figure it out. it wasn't connected to the neck, sound hole or end pin. Kinda looked like it was attached to the back of the uke.

it's velro. one part is stuck to the waist of the uke and the other is at the end of the strap.


It's Velcro. The fuzzy side is stuck on his uke and the hook-part is on a right angle bracket that is attached to the strap.
http://treefrogukuleles.com/images/DSC06175.jpg

CoLmes
08-02-2011, 12:57 PM
UU member Mandarb asked him what kind of leash he has and he said Jake told him it was home made.

rem50
08-02-2011, 03:31 PM
that was great to see. thanks for sharing.

UncleElvis
08-02-2011, 03:46 PM
I was wondering about that strap. Thanks for 'splaining!
Time to get into the workshop to play!

ItsMrPitchy
08-03-2011, 01:06 AM
Just watched the performances on Youtube and they were fantastic, thanks for sharing.

Mandarb
08-03-2011, 02:35 AM
UU member Mandarb asked him what kind of leash he has and he said Jake told him it was home made.

I saw Jake a few weeks ago in concert and I asked him about his strap and he said it was homemade from stuff that he got at Home Depot. It looks like he has changed it up a bit now but at the time he was using a picture hanger covered in clear duct tape.

PedalFreak
08-03-2011, 05:38 AM
Thanks for the link!

Here is the other song he played


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAT-DZOixb4&feature=relmfu

Lori
08-03-2011, 06:04 AM
That strap system he had going on the Kimmel show must have something installed on the back of the uke. I hope they work out a neat system... I hate to think of adhesive tape or glue on that beautiful uke's back. It just goes to show, even if you have been playing since you were four, you might still need a strap for the fancy stuff. His playing style requires a lot of support from both ends of the uke. I wonder why he hasn't gone with a standard full strap like James Hill.

–Lori

Noobulele
08-03-2011, 08:31 AM
This guy's fingertips must be as hard as rock! :eek: