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Thread: confessions of a post-ukulele player...where did sillydave go...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    eureka springs, arkansas

    Default confessions of a post-ukulele player...where did sillydave go...

    well, yes, i used to play the ukulele. after playing for about 8 years...learning my chords, singing my silly heart times getting my camera shy wife to play and or sing with me, i thought i had finally found my hobby of all hobbies...but no. i had carpel tunnel surgery to deal with my numbness in my left wrist...then numbness went away...but then, arthritis set in...can't chord anything past 1st fret...not looking for any " oh whoa is me!" if you say anything like're banned!
    i had a good run, had lots'o'fun! will keep on trying...but for now..i am a lurker..and will try to play at times ...until it's annoying...anyhow, for the seasonistas...just wanted to let y'all know where i went...might have some great deals on the 30+ ukes i to you all! thesillydave.
    just trying to have fun and be silly!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2015


    been missing you Mr Hager.
    only can hope there's still some fun songs you can play up there at #1.
    always you've been a joy brother, your music always will be.
    take care mate and don't stop lurking.
    hugs across the miles brother.
    Last edited by mountain goat; 04-27-2019 at 03:06 PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    West Midlands GB


    That's a rough deal, TSD, but you seem to be taking it well. There are other instruments. If your wife plays uke, the harmonica or penny whistle make a good pairing. Or how about a kazoo? No - forget I said that!

    All the very best to you. Life is good.

    John Colter.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Central Coast, NSW, Australia


    I so miss you around this place SD. Your fun style. Your terrific vids and music. Your HATS!
    Maybe Mrs SD could take up the uke and you could be her singing sidekick.
    I have a bad hip and am on the waiting list for surgery but at least I can still play uke and participate in this wonderful thing called the seasons.
    Hope it hasn't affected your business and cooking? duties.
    Have often thought of you and will continue to do so.
    Keep lurking and letting us know how you are faring please.......
    and love back atcha!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Saratoga, CA


    I am new here and will not send condolences as you banned it but I did pm you to learn more about your ukes

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Upper Hale, Surrey/Hants border, UK.


    Yep, people had wondered where you'd got to.

    You could perhaps use a slide, tune the 'A' to 'G', then play 3 note chords.
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2019


    What a downer.

    Like you I have CTS or rather its been treated and now playing my Ukes and Guitars is manageable.

    Yep Arthrytis to, gnarled fingers makes some chords impossible.

    I too may be going down ut nit without one hellofafight.

    Best wishes for the future
    From the UK with a bad case of MIAS.
    Korg PA700, Korg Kross 2, Gibson LP, Fender Jazz Bass,
    + Amps, PA, Boss GT100, mixer.
    Ukes - Kala KA-TEME and Risa ST electric solid body.
    Uke wish list, a Bass, make and model yet to be determined

  8. #8


    You should do some comedy sketches sans ukulele, you have a real flair for it. I'd watch them!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2011


    Great to hear you are still in the land of the living. When someone as prolific as you just disappears, it is hard not to fear the worst. Hope to have your humour around in some shape or form, soon. Continue being silly! Because the serious ones have made a cock up of the world!

    Epiphone Les Paul (Red) Concert
    Kala KA FMTE - C (Low G)
    Steel Strung Hora Baritone
    Korala Baritone UKB 36
    Eugene Customised Tanglewood TU5 Baritone (High D)
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    Baritone Ukulele Banjo
    Oscar Schmidt 8 String Tenor
    Oscar Schmidt 6 String Tenor
    Jack Daniels Tenor - by Peavey
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    Tenor Resonator Ukulele HB CLU 34-T
    Alida Electric Tenor
    Harley Benton CLU-Bass

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Villähde Finland


    I has just looking at your Unknown Hinson video the other day
    and had to check him out... a sort of vampire Elvis.

    In that video it looked like you were wearing one of your favourite hats,
    the one with what looks like a bullet hole in the crown.

    Will we ever forget your monkey musicals and the wife's laughter,
    behind that makeshift screen.

    I still have my Sparky's T-Shirt and wear it with pride.
    You can never keep a short order chef down... keep on cooking.

    With affection

    HyperBob says: Scottish steel and Irish fire, that's the weapon I desire
    My Youtube Ukulele channel
    My Youtube Gardening channel

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