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boswell
11-04-2011, 10:27 PM
Hey Gang,

I took a 'buskman's holiday' to Victoria this week...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPyj86mZg68

I'm playing my National Style O Deluxe uke.

ukuRobert
11-05-2011, 02:41 AM
How fun! Great rendition, -love the kazoo!

-Robert

roxhum
11-05-2011, 03:04 AM
Brought a smile to my face and got my foot a tapping. Good job and fun.

gnordenstam
11-05-2011, 06:21 AM
A toe-tapping happy rendition. My hat's off to you!
--G

Jnobianchi
11-05-2011, 11:40 AM
Lovely job! Thanks for posting your Buskman's holiday! :)

peewee
11-05-2011, 12:20 PM
Love the carnival barker chorus at the end. Good one.

Tootler
11-06-2011, 11:28 AM
Nice one. You obviously had fun doing that one.

mm stan
11-06-2011, 03:08 PM
Nice job loved it..first national I've heard and played...must have cost alot of moolah...Happy Strummings...thanks for sharing..

TCK
11-06-2011, 07:28 PM
Love your videos..such a great style

boswell
11-08-2011, 09:06 PM
Thanks everyone! Yes, that National Style O Deluxe (etchings and engravings, really nice one on the back, but you can see the palm trees on either side of the upper bout) was pricey. But I love it's brass bell-like tone, and it holds its sound well when played hard for acoustic busking. There is no other choice in Victoria, you must be acoustic or you'll attract a whole mess of bad heat and probably get a ticket and a fine, too. In Vancouver, I busk The Skytrain Stations, where I can use my RISA electric ukes (they're pricey, too!), and a Shure mic, which allows me to play the mouth trombone and lets me save the kazoo as a second solo. I know, I sped up a bit at the end, when I jumped up a vocal octave for what peewee calls a 'carnival barker chorus,' but I am very fond of using fermata and tempo changes, so there. Cheers! jj