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elisdad
10-22-2011, 02:15 AM
My goodness, what wonderful music. You owe it to yourself to spend the $5 for an album of EugeneUkulele's music if you like his youtube videos. I purchased "The Grass is Blue and I am Too" and "Shine Away Your Bluesies". Both albums are fantastic! Jon has a wonderful voice and is a fantastic musician. I will get much enjoyment from this music and I hope that other folks will do the same.

23skidoo
10-22-2011, 03:04 AM
I concur! Picked up a couple myself and they are out of sight - the same high quality performances and vocals you'd expect from his YT videos, but wrapped up in a shiny, delicious-sounding package. The multi-instrumental tracks feature some great musicians and the recording is really well done. An AMAZING selection of tunes on each disc..... these records are a bargain at twice the price....

Get em here.....
http://www.eugeneukulele.com/

mr moonlight
10-22-2011, 03:35 AM
I picked a couple of his albums up when he first posted them a few months back. Definitely more than worth the $. It was fun to hear some old tunes I've never heard before and done so well.

southcoastukes
10-22-2011, 03:42 AM
I'm not a great collector of ukulele music - don't buy much of anything lately for that matter.

Jon's discs are the exception for me. I'm going to slowly work my way through, one at a time. Two in house - one on the way. They're uniquely wonderful and not overproduced. Jon can play, sing and most importantly just knows how to put over a song.

saltytri
10-22-2011, 04:17 AM
Jon sent me a couple of his CDs and they are a rare treat!

drbekken
10-22-2011, 07:40 AM
I agree with all of the above.

mm stan
10-22-2011, 07:50 AM
Yes Eugene/ Jon is a fantastic player and singer..most of all a fantastic guy......send him some love and Pm him, he's going through some rough times...

kaizersoza
10-22-2011, 08:02 AM
where do you buy them please?

mascompro
10-22-2011, 08:09 AM
where do you buy them please?

See 23skido's post above.

Get em here.....
http://www.eugeneukulele.com/

Doc_J
10-22-2011, 08:40 AM
I would love to see a musical collaboration of Dr. Bekken and Eugene Ukulele.

Now that would be amazing.

What do you all think?

southcoastukes
10-22-2011, 04:01 PM
I would love to see a musical collaboration of Dr. Bekken and Eugene Ukulele.

Now that would be amazing.

What do you all think?

It would have to be a series of live one take recordings. As they're on opposite sides of the globe, I'd suggest they meet halfway - that would be right about here in New Orleans!

Hippie Dribble
10-22-2011, 06:47 PM
gee thanks you guys. this is very very nice of you Eric to start this thread. I don't feel I am much of a musician at all, especially when I watch other people who clearly can play and sing better than me (Dr bekken is the best thing I ever heard on youtube and you should downlad his record if you haven't already). But i just loive music and it's very therapeutic for me and I love to share it too. Bill, there's no other musicians on the recordings, it's all me bro...just got a little digital 8 track desk which does the job ok. it's also got a very basic in-built mastering facility and a CD burner so I can do them all from home, cheaply and simply.

But thanks for your kindness fellas. In truth, the last 3 months have been the lowest ebb of my life. Myself and my wife have split upfor good and I am living in a little dumpy flat in the centre of the city which I really don't like. Been self medicating just to get through each day. Barely hanging onto my job and in desperate need of money to pay the bills associated with setting up the place and getting power, phone going, buying a computer, homewares etc etc whew. On top of this my wife had a 'word' fom God yesterday which she felt obliged to share with me - that I would be dead within 5 years. Not hard to b elieve for anyone who knows how poorly my health and emotional state is. Seem to be getting more OCD by the day..

sorry for the rant but I feel like I don't have anyone to talk to at the moment...so you're stuck with this pathetic sob story. Anyway, that's why I'm selling most of my ukes. I simply can't justify having 000's of dollars of ukes in the house when I have so much debt. Want to get rid of most of them and try and start over. Whether anyone wants to pay so much for an expensive uke we'll se but stay tuned...2 more going up tonight.

Thanks for your nice comments anyway guys, it was nice timing to walk in the door and see that thread up there.

Blessings
Jon

Hippie Dribble
10-22-2011, 06:51 PM
anyone who would like to buy a download or CD can you please send me an email at this address:
eugeneukulele@westnet.com.au
as I now have no access to that old email listed on the website.

(I am getting the paypal email link swapped over ASAP to my new one, so best to wait a couple of days til it's been done)

If you send me a private email then I know you've bought something and can send off a disc or forward on your download links immediately. Thanks.

TCK
10-22-2011, 07:57 PM
For the folks out there going for a casual read- buy Eugene's stuff, learn his licks, and make the world a better place with your Ukulele. Day in and day out we are inundated with this that and the other, and Eugene (as well as a few other fine folks here at UU) has the power at his fingers to take you back in time and make everything sound perfectly grainy and smell good- like an old 78 spinning away happily on grand dads turntable...you feel me here? Best money you will spend this year. I have all of them and none of them disappoint.

For Jon- Jeez man, you are going to live forever. Just know that.
A year ago when I started, I was so near stopping it was not funny. I mean really...Jake? Whatever. Train? Whatever. Tamiane (ok- she is way hotter than you...) but none of that stuff does anything for me, in fact it bores me to tears (there I go making friends again) and honestly, if one more person had asked me to play "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" I was going to choke them straight out...
Then I saw a video.
Yours mate- "When You Wore A Tulip".
It dawned on me that I could play anything I wanted on my ukulele, and I frantically searched the house for my for my 78- Hugh and Shug's Radio Pals, Decca, 1938 (I think- label is shot) and played it over and over..."nope, his is better."
"Mel, get in here and look at this!" - Stupid grins ensued for weeks around here, I tell ya.
Who knew when I messaged ya, thanking you for such a great tune, that you would become such a great friend?
Well hell...ain't but two or three people in this crazy world who want to stay up all night talking about records long forgotten with me, so you get the job, and because of you, I am pretty sure my life is a little better.
I play every day, at least three hours (crap- you'd think I would be a lot better huh?)
I play with my wife- brilliant!
I know at least one person will chime in when I make a new stupid video
I have a great collection of music to learn from (and I will figure out your licks- yes, I am coming for you Jon Duncan!)-Your CD's are gold, and they get spun every day around here, right along with the greats...
In any event- I get that stuff is rough right now, but yeah, you do have someone to talk to. Dammit this reads like a bro-mance but I figure I keep telling you how great you are, one day you'll believe it and get cocky on us :)
And thank you- seriously. What you have to offer...well, I needed that.
Thank you.

elisdad
10-23-2011, 01:26 AM
gee thanks you guys. this is very very nice of you Eric to start this thread. I don't feel I am much of a musician at all, especially when I watch other people who clearly can play and sing better than me (Dr bekken is the best thing I ever heard on youtube and you should downlad his record if you haven't already). But i just loive music and it's very therapeutic for me and I love to share it too. Bill, there's no other musicians on the recordings, it's all me bro...just got a little digital 8 track desk which does the job ok. it's also got a very basic in-built mastering facility and a CD burner so I can do them all from home, cheaply and simply.


Jon you are most certainly a talented musician and the most original dude I have heard playing the uke. I love your style. Your videos and albums make me quite happy and I love sharing them with my kids.

Eric

v30
10-23-2011, 02:06 AM
Speaking of kids.....I think Eugene dressed in the old time duds, hamming it up while playing songs like the car, the bolognie song, the shack etc in front of kids would be a winner of a show for both kids and parents. Your youtube videos are fantastic, a live show would be money well spent. I honestly think you could do well with it.

23skidoo
10-23-2011, 04:35 AM
Bill, there's no other musicians on the recordings, it's all me bro...just got a little digital 8 track desk which does the job ok. it's also got a very basic in-built mastering facility and a CD burner so I can do them all from home, cheaply and simply.


Wow, Jon.... I downloaded the records, haven't gotten the hard copies with the liner notes so I didn't realize.... they have such an open, laid-back 'live' sort of vibe I just assumed they were one-take group recordings. The fact that you did that with an 8 track makes it even more impressive.....

I know it isn't much consolation with what you're going through, but you've got a lot of love here on the Underground.... don't forget that and don't let the hard times get you down, brother.

arpie
10-23-2011, 05:34 PM
Can't wait to get 'em, Jon! Take care

The 'ex' was being VERY malicious in her comments! Ignore it, hard tho it may be! If you were up here, I'd get you out kayak fishing, communing with nature & catching your own dinner ..... very therapeutic.

Roberta

southcoastukes
10-23-2011, 06:01 PM
... my wife had a 'word' fom God yesterday which she felt obliged to share with me - that I would be dead within 5 years. Not hard to believe for anyone who knows how poorly my health and emotional state is...

Having been through this myself, let me just say that in no uncertain terms, you need to summon all your strength, focus, and dedicate yourself to proving your wife a false prophet.

ukuloonie
10-23-2011, 06:24 PM
thinking of you mate hope you get things together.

drbekken
10-23-2011, 09:07 PM
Dear Jon -
First of all, thanks a million for all the love you have shown me here on UU and on youtube. Remember, when you're down like you are, look up. We always tend to look at the spot we're in, instead of lifting our eyes up and forward. I have a son, who is now thirteen. When he was nine, he was multi-traumatized in a traffic accident, and dead on arrival in the hospital. He spent three weeks in a coma, three months in hospital, and is still in rehab, still has surgery to correct scar tissue and burn marks, though he has come a very long way, and is likely to have a good life. One doctor in the hospital told me and my wife to look UP from the hospital bed where our boy lay hooked up to tubes and machines, to picture life years ahead instead of the horror scene we were in. That's what you should do, as best you can. Believe me, I know how hard that is, but you owe it to yourself to try.

I can only say one thing, even if I only know you through a computer; a man like you with a soul that produces beautiful music, can't be all bad. And remember too, that if there is a God, we can't control him, and we definitely do not get signs from him as to how our family will do in the future. I will keep my fingers crossed for you at all times (maybe not when I play), and if there is anything I can do here on the other side of the planet I will try to do it.
Peace,
Tor E

Ambient Doughnut
10-23-2011, 10:49 PM
Jon, please don't waste any energy thinking about your wife's 'message'. That's just a sign that she's hurting too and mean nothing more. None of us know the future but if I believe in anything it's karma and you'd have to strangle a *lot* of kittens to offset all the love you give to world. ;o)

I bought 'Grass is Blue' a while back and love it! It accompanied me on holiday and provided a fantastic soundtrack to the Tuscan scenery. And as New Zealand have just won the rugby sweepstake at work for me I have a good idea what I should be spending the money on! :o)

lambchop
10-24-2011, 04:34 AM
His videos are great - bet this is a wonderful album!

fitncrafty
10-24-2011, 05:08 AM
Jon, please don't waste any energy thinking about your wife's 'message'. That's just a sign that she's hurting too and mean nothing more. None of us know the future but if I believe in anything it's karma and you'd have to strangle a *lot* of kittens to offset all the love you give to world. ;o)

I bought 'Grass is Blue' a while back and love it! It accompanied me on holiday and provided a fantastic soundtrack to the Tuscan scenery. And as New Zealand have just won the rugby sweepstake at work for me I have a good idea what I should be spending the money on! :o)

I am with Ambient.. You are fantastic as a musician and person. We all know we say things we don't mean or that are harsh when we are hurting.. On another note, take how you feel and push it in the other direction towards success and happiness... You deserve it.. pull up your boot straps and take life by the horns!

GaryC1968
10-24-2011, 08:15 AM
Wow! I was just looking on your website. Only $5 per album for the downloads? 6 albums (122 songs) for $30. That comes out to around 25 cents per song. I'm downloading all 6 albums when I get home from work!

Uke Republic
10-24-2011, 08:19 AM
Love da Eugene -o!!!

Ambient Doughnut
10-25-2011, 11:59 AM
Been listening to 'Things with Wings' most of today and now moving on to 'You always in style...'

Fantastic! I don't know if it's possible to sell out of downloads but I wouldn't take any chances if I were you. :)