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    Default A very famous uke player

    although not famous for playing the uke.

    FFC Uke corrected.jpg

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    You got me. Who's that?

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    The DosEquis beer guy?

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    Thanks folks, but it's certainly not the Dos Equis guy. This gentleman is a true giant in his field, which is in the arts. I could tell you all, but it's kind of fun seeing if anyone can guess. And that is my Risa he is playing, which I handed to him when I had the opportunity to meet him yesterday.

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    Francis Ford Coppola....

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    ^^^^^ Yup! Ric

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    So, Greenie,

    HOW and under what circumstances did you meet Mr Coppola?

    Looks like he knows how to play the Uke, a Risa stick no less
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    Ozmini and Ric -

    You got it. So, this is how it happened. The company I work for was having a relatively big event in Las Vegas, and they were wondering who to get for the keynote at the conference. Coppola was suggested, although the people organizing the conference were not sure if he was a good speaker. I volunteered that I had heard him speak and he was a great speaker, one thing led to another, and they signed him up.

    A few weeks ago, I read a quote somewhere from Jake that he had gotten to play uke with FFC. I took my Risa to the conference anyways to do an entry for Seasons, since I was there from Saturday until Wednesday, so I took it to the keynote with me.

    Because I contributed to the organization of the keynote, I got invited to a meet and greet afterwards. When I met Francis, I mentioned that I heard that he played uke. He said he did a bit and he liked it since it was so easy to travel with, which seemed like a perfect lead in to show him the Risa. He took it out and played a few chords and sang a few lines.

    Pretty dang cool, if I do say so myself. Ukes rule!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenie44 View Post
    Ozmini and Ric -

    You got it. So, this is how it happened. The company I work for was having a relatively big event in Las Vegas, and they were wondering who to get for the keynote at the conference. Coppola was suggested, although the people organizing the conference were not sure if he was a good speaker. I volunteered that I had heard him speak and he was a great speaker, one thing led to another, and they signed him up.

    A few weeks ago, I read a quote somewhere from Jake that he had gotten to play uke with FFC. I took my Risa to the conference anyways to do an entry for Seasons, since I was there from Saturday until Wednesday, so I took it to the keynote with me.

    Because I contributed to the organization of the keynote, I got invited to a meet and greet afterwards. When I met Francis, I mentioned that I heard that he played uke. He said he did a bit and he liked it since it was so easy to travel with, which seemed like a perfect lead in to show him the Risa. He took it out and played a few chords and sang a few lines.

    Pretty dang cool, if I do say so myself. Ukes rule!
    VERY COOL!
    -Hodge
    Humble strummer of fine ukes.

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    Maybe he will feature a uke in his next movie?

    Maybe Greenie will get a part/extra for the background of a scene?

    stranger things have happened! Oh, wait, maybe not

    keep uke'in',
    Uncle Rod Higuchi
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