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  1. thegentlesurprise

    Rose Marie - Slim Whitman

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF1Xt8VeaY0
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    (Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With the Bag - Ukulele Kay Starr

    Some tech difficulties, but still turned out ok: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yQe2AXz-lA
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    You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

    Merry Christmas! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDcuyLWAxLc
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    ...and another one. The Kinks' "I'm Not Like Everybody Else"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFCRQW995BE
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    The Dreamer - Tallest Man on Earth

    Time for my yearly attempt to start making videos again. Quick & dirty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxQL8XqPJaU
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    A Very Gentle Surprise Christmas Gig - Portland, OR 12/12

    Dave & I holding it down 7-9:30ish Cheese Bar, SE 60th/Belmont EDIT - THE 13th. THIRTEENTH. I'm kind of an idiot.
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    Beehive State/Shameless plug

    Randy Newman's "Beehive State" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0z99OkpKDM Also, trying to raise some money for men's health issues, so if ya have a few bucks, please give some at http://mobro.co/thegentlesurprise Thanks!
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    Portland, OR 11/8

    This month's installment of the aberration that is The Gentle Surprise. And Dave. New stuff, old stuff, stuff. Tuesday, 7pm(ish) Cheese Bar SE 60th/Belmont, PDX. --Matt
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    I'm Alright.

    Lil' Kenny Loggins for ya. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZdQfs5QlsA
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    Two new ones

    Had some time to record today, a couple new ones: Cole Porter - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85Im-vs4r9Y Lily Allen - Not Fair (explicit) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AQhsalEPCU
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    cheese bar, portland, OR 10/11

    It's that time again, myself And Dave the upright bass player will be holding it down at the ol' Cheese Bar (SE 60th/Belmont), 7pm Join us for hilarity and euterpean delights!
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    Eugene, OR Uketoberfest Oct 7-8

    Anyone going?
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    Home in Pasadena

    Finally got off my butt and did a new one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1vCohSMA2Q I really have a hard time getting the 20s/30s feel to sound natural... Oh and Portland folks, we're playin' a gig on Tuesday night at the Cheese Bar, 7pm, 60th/Belmont (SE)
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    Portland, OR - Cheese Bar 7/12

    60th/Belmont, 7-9:30, myself and Dave. The upright bassist, playing hits from the 1920s-2010s.
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    Anyone use a DPA mic?

    Anyone have any experience with DPA mics, specifically this little guy (4099)? http://www.dpamicrophones.com/en/Mic-University/Application-Guide/Ukulele.aspx Almosts comically expensive, but I'm looking for a better live setup, and I really hate the idea of putting a pickup in one of my ukes...
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    Portland, OR - Cheese Bar 6/14

    Late notice, but The Gentle Surprise. And Dave. will be doing the Cheese Bar thing again tomorrow night, 7-9:30, if you're into that sort of thing.
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    Portland, OR - Kenton Club, Tax Day

    9pm, opening for a good Americana-type band named Lloyd Mitchell Canyon. Kenton Club is at Kilpatrick and Denver, NoPo. Come and see the ridiculousness that is The Gentle Surprise. And Dave. Thanks!
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    New one - Lady Gaga "Paparazzi"

    I should really look and see how many uke versions of a song are up before I pick 'em, but whatever. Also, a little pitchy, as Randy would say. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmA9CjyqZUE
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    Portland, OR - Cheese Bar 3/8

    This'll be the last time I post this as it's now a regular "2nd Tuesday of the month" thing, but it'll be me, a ukulele, another large man, and his upright bass all making music tomorrow night. SE 60th/Belmont, 7-9pm
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    Gorge uke fest

    Anyone going?