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coolkayaker1
03-01-2012, 03:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcQYt7xvA8M

Just wanted to share. Perhaps we can pick up some tips from this video...like how to windmill the uke, or blow into the sound hole. Or, just play like a madman possessed.

And, no, he's not Eddie Van Halen's father.

Here's a brief bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Smeck

rem50
03-01-2012, 04:10 PM
good stuff!

peewee
03-01-2012, 04:33 PM
This is so inspirational, I've been watching this one for a while. I love the impresario guy. I need to start more sentences with "Lady,..."

Nickie
03-01-2012, 06:55 PM
I love it. It's one of my faves!

AKuker
03-01-2012, 07:57 PM
Wow! I haven't seen him before. Amazing! Gotta get back to twinkle twinkle little star

Chris Tarman
03-02-2012, 05:05 AM
I have that saved on my "Favorites" on Youtube, and it's what I show guitarists when they make snide comments about ukulele.

Chris Tarman
03-02-2012, 05:06 AM
This is so inspirational, I've been watching this one for a while. I love the impresario guy. I need to start more sentences with "Lady,..."

Just be careful not to sound like Jerry Lewis when you do. "Hey, Lay-deeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!" doesn't have quite the same ring to it.

coolkayaker1
03-02-2012, 05:49 AM
Someone should forward this to Jake and have him consider a tribute song to Roy, doing this same routine, with the sound hole blow thing and windmilling and all. It'd be a hoot.


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

Like us all, we age. Here's Roy not too long before his passing. (He begins playing uke at 1 minute into video)