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    Default My First appearance on YouTube

    In 2008/2009 I met a couple of ukulele players, John Bird and David Newland who got me interested in adding the uke to my instrument arsenal. David co-hosted Toronto's Corktown Ukulele Jam and I had just gotten a $40 ukulele and since the admission was free if you had a uke with you, I took it along.
    When we got there, we saw that the people on the open mic ranged from fantastic to absolute beginners, Maggie and I decided to grab a place at the open mic. I had been playing guitar since 1960, so I was not a complete beginner. We were mighty nervous, and were surprised to get a phone call the next day from David to tell us that we had been recorded and were on YouTube. I just found this video, which I haven't seen in a decade.

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    That is outstanding! And I loved the way you humbly exited the stage without delay, leaving them wanting more!

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    That was great, never heard Please Don't Talk Me When I'm Gone before. I guess I already know it, but I have to find the lyrics. Excellent job.

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    Very nice!
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

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    Hey! Really enjoyed that. You both were terrific. What a great find.
    There is a subtle yet profound difference between the learning of something and the knowing of that thing.
    You can learn by reading, but you don't begin to know until you begin to try to do.

    --Lou Churchill, Plane & Pilot Magazine

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    That was great. Looked like you, Maggie, and your uke were all color coordinated, even. :-)
    I bet that's a fond memory.

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    That was a lot of fun! Thx.

    ~ S.

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    Great job, what a sweet lil duo
    Uke with me if you want to live...

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    Well done Jim, both you and Maggie killed it. I started my ukulele playing at Corktown Uke Jam as well. I also did my first open mic performance there. They held a “Newbie Night” occasionally for first time performs only. It is a great way to take the pressure off beginners, especially if you pair up with others and form a group. This is a wonderful idea for all Uke Jams to consider.
    Currently enjoying these ukuleles : *LdfM tenor, *LfdM 19" super tenor. *LfdM baritone, *I'iwi tenor , *Koolau tenor, *Webber tenor, *Kimo tenor, *Kimo super concert, *Mya Moe baritone, *Kamaka baritone, *Gianinni baritone, *Fred Shields walnut pineapple super soprano, *Kala super soprano, *Loprinzi super soprano, *Black bear ULO concert , *Enya X1 concert, *Enya X1 pineapple soprano, *Enya Nova *Gretsch tenor, *Korala plastic concert

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