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Hippie Dribble
08-15-2011, 03:42 PM
traditional. Lil Rev recorded this a few albums back. this is my arrangement of the tune. A quiet night in, freezing outside, a couple of brandy's and a couple of coasters later...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQSEuvPoca0

cletus
08-15-2011, 04:43 PM
A quiet night in, freezing outside, a couple of brandy's and a couple of coasters later...

Freezing?! This whole reverse hemisphere deal has me in a lather.:wallbash: It's over 90 F at night here.
Part 2.:old: Dude, what's a "coaster"?

23skidoo
08-15-2011, 04:57 PM
quality as always, Eugene.... really diggin the style of the last several videos.....the pickin, foot stompin, hootenanny stuff..... keep em comin......

Hippie Dribble
08-15-2011, 06:00 PM
Freezing?! This whole reverse hemisphere deal has me in a lather.:wallbash: It's over 90 F at night here.
Part 2.:old: Dude, what's a "coaster"?

hey Mark,

freezing? Well, not really, there's a bit of the melodramatic in me coming out....think it got down to about 2 degrees C. Cold for us lightweights. :oA coaster? I think we euphemistically refer to them as Indonesian cigarettes... :eek:

Hippie Dribble
08-15-2011, 06:18 PM
really diggin the style of the last several videos.....

not 1/2 as much as I'm enjoying yours Bill. :)

TCK
08-15-2011, 06:47 PM
I have not seen the foot tapping and the smile in a bit- you went all out here mate (You were flat gittin' it!). Great video...made my heart warm in spite of the apparent Tasmanian cold-it is freaking hot here mate-HOT

ukunuke
08-15-2011, 08:55 PM
Bless you. I needed some foot stompin' polka to lighten my mood. As usual, you've got it going on. Thanks.

Jnobianchi
08-16-2011, 10:23 AM
Here, coasters are the thing you put under a drink to keep it from leaving a ring on your tabletop. Using one of your coasters that way would be a tragic waste. ;)

Seriously, mate. This is rollicking good! Great right hand technique, it sounds like minstrel banjo to me!~

drbekken
08-16-2011, 10:37 AM
If you want to know what 'freezing' is all about, take a trip to Norway some time in January. Other than that, this video is just wonderful.
Brandy does the trick (occasionally).

fitncrafty
08-16-2011, 10:45 AM
Pure awesomeness...

Hippie Dribble
08-16-2011, 02:57 PM
I have not seen the foot tapping and the smile in a bit- you went all out here mate (You were flat gittin' it!). Great video...made my heart warm in spite of the apparent Tasmanian cold-it is freaking hot here mate-HOT

Yeah, the grass is always greener, eh. :o Glad you like the tune Dave, thanks bro. You guys seem to get real extremes of temperature up there in the States. Here in Tassie we have a much more temperate climate. The coldest it gets where we are is about -3 o celsius on a winter's night, and it occasionally gets up to mid 30's in summer. We don't get bad humidity, but a very dry heat that burns...so when I say "cold" you know I have no idea what i'm talking about. :)

chindog
08-16-2011, 03:52 PM
Fantastic Eugene! I really enjoy listening to your stuff, and this one was exceptional!

Hippie Dribble
08-16-2011, 06:24 PM
Bless you. I needed some foot stompin' polka to lighten my mood. As usual, you've got it going on. Thanks.

Thanks ukunuke!

Canoe Lady
08-17-2011, 05:51 AM
Excellent as always, my friend.

Hippie Dribble
08-17-2011, 04:54 PM
Thanks so much John, chindog, Carrie, doc and Diane. I really appreciate the encouragement guys.

Johnny Calzone
08-20-2011, 09:39 PM
I saw this on UkeHunt and was blown away. So far my favorite video of yours with Bare Necessities being close second. That Mya-Moe has a lot of punch to it.

I'll try to work it out myself and see what I can come up with.

Hippie Dribble
08-21-2011, 02:47 AM
I saw this on UkeHunt and was blown away. So far my favorite video of yours with Bare Necessities being close second. That Mya-Moe has a lot of punch to it.

I'll try to work it out myself and see what I can come up with.

cheers Johnny, thanks mate. What do you mean saw it on "ukehunt"?

The mya moe is built from sycamore, kind of half way along the sound spectrum between the warmth of koa and the brightness of maple. To me, that makes it well suited to those kind of jigs and bluegrass tunes - bright enough but not brittle. It's really started to open up in the last couple of weeks (it's only 6 weeks old) and yeah, I really love it.

And cheers for the compliment on 'Bare Necessities'. That was the first youtube clip I recorded actually.

As far as learning the "Ukulele Polka" tune goes, there's really only the two chords, 'G' and 'D'. I pretty much just hold the G shape throughout and pick off the notes mate...I think it's easier than it sounds.:)

Johnny Calzone
08-21-2011, 01:25 PM
Your video was featured on ukulelehunt.com in a "videos of the week" kind of post and I thought I'd look if you had started a thread on UU.

Johnny Calzone
08-28-2011, 03:02 AM
After half a week of trying to wrap my head around what you're playing and half a week of practice this is the best I can do: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsnWOSVgfkM
It's a very basic version because I couldn't figure out what you do to give it that 'depth', for the lack of a better word. It's poorly played too because I wanted to get it over with :D

And thanks for subscribing!

Hippie Dribble
08-29-2011, 05:20 PM
After half a week of trying to wrap my head around what you're playing and half a week of practice this is the best I can do: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsnWOSVgfkM
It's a very basic version because I couldn't figure out what you do to give it that 'depth', for the lack of a better word. It's poorly played too because I wanted to get it over with :D

And thanks for subscribing!

yeah mate, no worries. That was awesome playing bro. We each have our own style I guess. My version is similar but not the same as the Lil Rev one. Yours is different again and every bit as enjoyable. Cheers Johnny!

chindog
08-29-2011, 05:23 PM
Freezing?! This whole reverse hemisphere deal has me in a lather.:wallbash: It's over 90 F at night here.
Part 2.:old: Dude, what's a "coaster"?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cHB3Rbz1OI