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    Opportunities for playing in public are few and far between. 2 of us from Ukers For Life went to an ALF and played out in the parking lot of two large buildings, 6 songs each. We had about 8 to 10 people on their screened balconies listening, and applauding, even chiming on glasses with spoons. We found out we're a bit rusty!
    But, it was fairly satisfying.
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

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    Well done, sounds like you relieved their boredom.
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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    The weather is getting better here. I've been playing out on my front deck. We've been getting lots of foot traffic. Kind of like busking the neighborhood and no tips. That's okay. People smile and wave. I'll take that.
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    Very nice Nickie. It's been raining here in Los Angeles the last few, can't even go out on the balcony.


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    Will likely get out on the front porch eventually we'll see if any one passes by.....the way I play they might just rush on fast......

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    Still in the 40°s here in Wisconsin.

    Won't be playing on the porch for quite a while.
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    Kudos to you for getting out and making some music for others.

    My wife is happiest when I maintain a 6 foot separation between me and my uke.
    John

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    I haven't gotten up the courage for a "driveway" concert yet. I toyed with the idea of a sign that reads ......."Will play for tips. Will stop playing for toilet paper." Actually, my sign will read.... "Playing For Smiles."
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    Quote Originally Posted by RafterGirl View Post
    I haven't gotten up the courage for a "driveway" concert yet. I toyed with the idea of a sign that reads ......."Will play for tips. Will stop playing for toilet paper." Actually, my sign will read.... "Playing For Smiles."
    I like that. Can I steal the idea? I've been getting pretty good reactions from people walking by. Busking is something I really like to do so playing for people walking by my house is just a huge thing for me in these times. It is more than getting out and playing. I get to work up my play list, I got my setup on the deck. I work on my long distance interactions with my audience. It is a good reason for a R&C. It has just been a life saver mentally. And no one has crossed the street to get away from me, which means people are desperate for live music.
    I don't want to live in a world that is linear.

    I just want everyone to understand that I am not a ukulele expert, even though it may look at times like I'm pretending to be.

    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...tective+Agency

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukecaster View Post
    Kudos to you for getting out and making some music for others.

    My wife is happiest when I maintain a 6 foot separation between me and my uke.
    Ha ha! Best laugh I had all day!
    Thanks for your support, guys.
    We have actually been watching live concerts on Facebook and YouTube. Glen Roethel was awesome tonight, but didn't play his uke.
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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