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lizziep
02-07-2012, 06:25 AM
Here's the video clip (for USA): http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/dwayne-johnson-part-3-2612/1383643/

The crowd seemed to love it.

wickedwahine11
02-07-2012, 06:38 AM
That was a pretty nice Kamaka he had there.

Kanaka916
02-07-2012, 06:38 AM
Da Rock showin his roots! BTW, that's a Kamaka HF-3 . . .

GX9901
02-07-2012, 06:49 AM
Hey, I like what the Rock is cookin'...:D

Ground Loop
02-07-2012, 09:10 AM
I thought that was Sinbad.

modern day ukuleleist
02-07-2012, 09:14 AM
irony in jay leno calling anyone else a weenie

Plainsong
02-07-2012, 09:43 AM
irony in jay leno calling anyone else a weenie

Oh how true. Ruin a legacy just because you can, because your ego is more important. No one would remember him if not for Johnny Carson. We fell for the nice guy routine before in the Late Night wars, not falling for it again. He wants to be Johnny Carson and the American Jeremy Clarkson all rolled into one. But who is he in the process?

Yeah, can't watch it. I vowed to never watch The Chin after what he pulled.

If it's anything like the other Rock vids where he Rocks a Kamaka, then awesome. Shoulda punched Jay as a finale.

mds725
02-07-2012, 10:09 AM
Wow! Did Jay Leno really say on national television that playing an ukulele was "a little weenie"? Sheesh! I hope Jake Shimabukuro goes on Letterman, plays the crap out of his ukulele, and then mentions to Dave that Jay thinks playing an ukulele is "a little weenie."

BlueLatitude
02-07-2012, 11:04 AM
The People's Ukulele!!

Plainsong
02-07-2012, 11:06 AM
Wow! Did Jay Leno really say on national television that playing an ukulele was "a little weenie"? Sheesh! I hope Jake Shimabukuro goes on Letterman, plays the crap out of his ukulele, and then mentions to Dave that Jay thinks playing an ukulele is "a little weenie."

Jake's already been on Conan's show. As an avid guitar player, Conan could at least appreciate it. :)

lizziep
02-07-2012, 11:47 AM
Yep, I think Leno is a jerk, too. The little weenie comment confirms it for me.

Dan Uke
02-07-2012, 12:29 PM
Wow! Did Jay Leno really say on national television that playing an ukulele was "a little weenie"? Sheesh! I hope Jake Shimabukuro goes on Letterman, plays the crap out of his ukulele, and then mentions to Dave that Jay thinks playing an ukulele is "a little weenie."

Yeah but the problem is that Jake looks so small of a man stature wise that he might look like a little weenie!! hahaha

DaveY
02-07-2012, 12:56 PM
A while back Victoria Vox appeared on Leno, from the audience, "playing" mouth trumpet or something. She mentioned that she really played ukulele, and Leno snorted at it then, too. I think he has a very narrow range of experiences: I believe he hosts that show, does weekend stand-up, and buys/drives/collects/fixes/adores multiple cars and motorcycles. Oh, and disparages what he does not understand.

Plainsong
02-07-2012, 01:36 PM
A while back Victoria Vox appeared on Leno, from the audience, "playing" mouth trumpet or something. She mentioned that she really played ukulele, and Leno snorted at it then, too. I think he has a very narrow range of experiences: I believe he hosts that show, does weekend stand-up, and buys/drives/collects/fixes/adores multiple cars and motorcycles. Oh, and disparages what he does not understand.

Remember his short lived pre-late-night show? He was on Top Gear, then suddenly "Star in a reasonably priced car" finds its way onto his show, no credit given. And that's pretty much his career.

I can't believe he insulted Victoria Vox!! :mad:

mds725
02-07-2012, 01:54 PM
A while back Victoria Vox appeared on Leno, from the audience, "playing" mouth trumpet or something. She mentioned that she really played ukulele, and Leno snorted at it then, too. I think he has a very narrow range of experiences: I believe he hosts that show, does weekend stand-up, and buys/drives/collects/fixes/adores multiple cars and motorcycles. Oh, and disparages what he does not understand.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvCCx2IVAJI

slackkey007
02-08-2012, 03:54 AM
Right on Brah!

Sporin
02-08-2012, 04:25 AM
Believe me, I'm the last guy to defend Leno, I can't stand him, but, he uses the "weenie" line in conjunction with a joke about how the Rock is so big and the uke is so small. I don't think he's actually calling the ukulele "weenie" though he certainly might be. As a big guy who plays a small uke I've heard similar jokes regarding the comparison of big and small.

In the other video, he is only making reference to how popular the uke is nowadays ("Well who isn't playing that these days?")

As for Conan, he seemed obsessed with Julia Nune's ukuele when she was on. He's a musician and guitar player and I think he genuinely likes the instrument and people that play them. I bet Conan would be thrilled to have Jake S. on. :)

DaveY
02-08-2012, 05:29 AM
In the other video, he is only making reference to how popular the uke is nowadays ("Well who isn't playing that these days?")

Maybe that's what he meant. Or he could have meant it sarcastically, thinking that ukes went out with T. Tim and Leno's maternal grandfather. It's hard to tell with the multi-layered, hyper-sophisticated intellect that is Jay :confused: Leno.

Plainsong
02-08-2012, 05:50 AM
Believe me, I'm the last guy to defend Leno, I can't stand him, but, he uses the "weenie" line in conjunction with a joke about how the Rock is so big and the uke is so small. I don't think he's actually calling the ukulele "weenie" though he certainly might be. As a big guy who plays a small uke I've heard similar jokes regarding the comparison of big and small.

In the other video, he is only making reference to how popular the uke is nowadays ("Well who isn't playing that these days?")

As for Conan, he seemed obsessed with Julia Nune's ukuele when she was on. He's a musician and guitar player and I think he genuinely likes the instrument and people that play them. I bet Conan would be thrilled to have Jake S. on. :)

I must be on most ignore lists. HE HAS BEEN ON. It's all over Youtube, it was the old show, he did gently weeps.. Conan was all "WOW!"

aspieman456
02-08-2012, 05:58 AM
Leno poopooed the uke until The Rock took the floor. He does show uke talent.

Sporin
02-08-2012, 06:47 AM
I must be on most ignore lists. HE HAS BEEN ON. It's all over Youtube, it was the old show, he did gently weeps.. Conan was all "WOW!"

No offense meant, and I surely don't have anyone blocked. I didn't know Jake had been on Conan already. :p

Bob Bledsoe
02-08-2012, 06:59 AM
Believe me, I'm the last guy to defend Leno, I can't stand him, but, he uses the "weenie" line in conjunction with a joke about how the Rock is so big and the uke is so small. I don't think he's actually calling the ukulele "weenie" though he certainly might be. As a big guy who plays a small uke I've heard similar jokes regarding the comparison of big and small.

In the other video, he is only making reference to how popular the uke is nowadays ("Well who isn't playing that these days?")

I agree. This is Jay making a bad joke about The Rock being large and the instrument being small...
Since the thread has gone the way of Jay vs Conan I have a bit of insight on Leno as I've worked for him a number of times. I'll first say that I'm a huge Conan fan and not a big fan of The Tonight Show (even though I have a great time when I'm over there).
Jay is really, genuinely a very nice guy. He's humble, friendly and is always quick to acknowledge everyone in the room, remember names etc... My feeling on what happened with Jay and Conan is that Jay made some very bad decisions in a situation that had very high stakes. This happens a lot in business, but for Jay it happened in front of the whole world. Unfortunately, Conan got shafted in the deal and his fans were pissed off (including myself). This incident (even though it's huge) shouldn't define Jay though. He acted uncharacteristically in a situation with huge steaks and bad advisors. Just my 2 cents.
Anyway, yeah he's not dissing the uke. He's just making a very bland, vanilla "joke" about the difference in sizes. It's still unfortunate though, for other reasons ;-)

Plainsong
02-08-2012, 08:45 AM
No offense meant, and I surely don't have anyone blocked. I didn't know Jake had been on Conan already. :p

It's ok. I said it earlier in the thread. I guess I'll go off to youtube and see if I can find it. I was just voicing frustration that in many threads, whenever someone says something, just about anyone, it doesn't seem to be read, and the next person will post the same exact thing. That's not a go at UU or anyone here. It's a general forums culture thing. It happens everywhere. We all gotta say something, me included. :)

Plainsong
02-08-2012, 09:08 AM
I can't find the Gently Weeps but I did find this, all effected out, like a boss. AND Conan pronounces it right. :)


http://vimeo.com/18126300

Mandarb
02-08-2012, 09:27 AM
Oh how true. Ruin a legacy just because you can, because your ego is more important. No one would remember him if not for Johnny Carson. We fell for the nice guy routine before in the Late Night wars, not falling for it again. He wants to be Johnny Carson and the American Jeremy Clarkson all rolled into one. But who is he in the process?

Yeah, can't watch it. I vowed to never watch The Chin after what he pulled.

If it's anything like the other Rock vids where he Rocks a Kamaka, then awesome. Shoulda punched Jay as a finale.

Not a fan of Leno either after the Late Night fiasco. But the video is pretty cool just to see The Rock rocking on his Kamaka. There have been a couple of videos floating around with him playing and singing.

BTW - thanks for posting that old video of Jake on Conan. Jake also played on Kimmel last summer....I do not watch Kimmel but it was cool to see Jake play on the show.

ichadwick
02-08-2012, 12:22 PM
Wow. I didn't realize Jay Leno was still alive. And he still has a TV show, too. Amazing.

The other guy, well, I saw him in a couple of films and from the clip they showed, the latest one will be pretty much the same. So thanks for saving me a $5 video rental. As for his ukulele playing... he shouldn't wait for American idol to call.

foxfair
02-10-2012, 11:33 AM
Found another one on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gn2NhjXRDVg#!