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    Default Help our Buddy Aldrine

    Hey guys, Aldrine is having a rough time right now with a lot of things. We need all your help to convince him that his dream is not a waste of time. Tell him what a waste it would be if the whole world never saw him perform. Tell him that you didn't sign up for any ukulele forum, you signed up UU because of him.

    I set up a voicemail thing where you all can leave your words of encouragement. I'll make sure Aldrine gets them. This is a U.S. domestic long distance call though, so make sure that you call with your cellphone or something.

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    even though i havent met Aldrine, i feel like hes a real cousin to me.


    plus....HOW ELSE WILL THE WORLD BE DOMINATED IF ALDRINE GUERRERO DOESNT MAKE EVERYONE FEAR HIM!!!!!??? hehe

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    Hey Aldrine,
    Your heart, emotion, feelings, good times is in your music...Do what is right for you but remember what got you to this point. we all have dark clouds over our lives at different times but the trade winds come along and the sun is always shining. let that sun shine bruddah...

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    Hey Aldrine,
    Aloha from Lexington, KY. I've been playing guitar professionally my whole life. I now also play the ukulele in part because of you and have been inspired by your online lessons and video's. Been working on Bandito Tyler for a while now. The right hand middle breakdown is very difficult to master. That song is part of my daily warm-up routine on the uke.
    I have been playing professionally for over 40 years. Still play 3 nights a week. Never made it "big" but I have managed to make a decent living playing music and in the process share my music with countless friends along the way.
    Throughout my career I have thought about quitting music altogether, specially on those nights when there are only a couple friends in the club and the only other patrons there are a few drunks at the bar who would rather just watch some football than listen to my playing. On those nights I remind myself that what I'm doing is still valid and dig deeper into the song at hand. I joke with my jamming buddies when they don't want to sit in on those nights. I put them on the spot and say "Do it for the love, dude!" That is to say, do it because you love the music and the instrument, not because you’re getting paid, or because nobody’s listening, or because at that moment the "dream" of making it seems light years away or even dead.
    Aldrine, I believe you have exceptional talent on the uke. I've seen Jake, he is unbelievable of course and out of everyone’s league, but we are not all meant to be the next "Hendrix" of our instrument. You are a great player now and will only get better as you continue to play and learn. If fame is fleeting then so be it. You can still be happy playing your whole life simply for the love of your instrument and the people you help along the way by doing so. Keep the practice up, keep the lessons coming, and don't stop the videos dude!
    Hang in there kid, and I'll see ya in the clubs! Mahalo dude! E-Lo
    Dude...it's a ukulele! www.dudeitsaukulele.com

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    I'm not going to write anything long, but I wouldn't waste a God given talent like such. You've been blessed with this skill and I wouldn't understand why you'd just stop.

    You should feel blessed to be doing what you're doing, remember that not everybody is given these sort of things. People look up to you, and though that's stressful, not very many people get to live that.

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    Hey Aldrine, I feel you bro. I had a similar experience in the past. I hope you don't give it up bro. Like everyone said, you have the talent, and you've inspired many people around the world with your music. We all believe in you my friend.

    This is just one of the challenges in life, but you can get through this. It's not easy at times, but you have friends like us that will help you along the way. Be proud of who you are my brother. You are already somebody, and it's evident by all of us who support you.

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    Hey Aldrine you can not stop playing like i said in the introduce your self part
    of ukulele underground i said that you were the one that made me start playing the ukulele seriously because wen i listin to u play your ukulele and listin to you sing its like seeing and hearing jesus.. i know that this sounds gay but love you as a friend that i have never met, like a long lost brother that i never did see and then reunited with...your my idol and if you stopped playing then me and like a million people would not have the inspiration to play...so plz dont stop

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    Aldrine, you can't give up being a musician. You've inspired me and a whole lot of other people. If it weren't for you, I seriously wouldn't be who I am today. Your the reason I picked up a uke, eversince I've seen one of your videos, and the same goes for guitar. You can't say this is the end, not while life still goes on. Money doesn't matter as much as music. I had a similar situation to this and someone told me," You can't give up. Will someone remember you for being some straight A student or as a musician? When you die, your grades can't share the emotion you have, but your music, it lives on with your voice, your heart, and you."

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    Aldrine, you can't quit because you're the one that made me go back to the uke. I always looked up to you as an inspiration because when I first saw your videos I couldn't stop watching I had to watch it over and over again. Then my friends saw your videos and thought you're cool, he actually said you're dope to the maxxx hahah because they posted a bulletin on myspace hahah. You also have a lot of talent and you're putting that to waste all that hard work and experience you had in the years. I learned a lot from you from the videos. please just give it time, take a break, just don't give up just yet. hopefully things will work out.
    Last edited by Fatboicorp; 01-08-2008 at 09:13 PM.

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