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    Default Updates on Jake...

    1) He has a new CD out now called "Grand Ukulele
    worked on it with the legendary Alan Parsons..Beatles, "Abby Road"
    and Pink Floyd, "Dark Side of the Moon".
    Grand Ukulele comes with no overdubbing, as all recording are
    featured Live,including accompliment from a 29 piece orchestra.

    2)Kelly and Jake have a new addition to their family nine weeks ago
    a baby boy named "Chase".

    3)Before leaving on tour, Jake showcased his first full feature
    documentary ...Jake Shimabukuro "Life on Four Strings" produced
    by the Center for Asian Amercian Media, which premiered at the
    Hawaii International Film festival....
    The documentary reveals Jake's emergence from small stage success
    in Hawaii to international reconigation...
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    Jake also mentioned about his son and one song is made for the baby in his album. See his video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gJJ3aDif5A

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    Mahalo, Stan, for the updates! Jake's been busy, and now he's in California!

    Quote Originally Posted by mm stan View Post
    1) He has a new CD out now called "Grand Ukulele
    worked on it with the legendary Alan Parsons..Beatles, "Abby Road"
    and Pink Floyd, "Dark Side of the Moon".
    Grand Ukulele comes with no overdubbing, as all recording are
    featured Live,including accompliment from a 29 piece orchestra.
    A friend of mine preordered Grand Ukulele from amazon.com for my birthday back in July, and I've had to refrain from buying it myself while I wait for her to give me the one she bought. I've heard good things about the CD. By the way, Alan Parsons also had a band called The Alan Parsons Project that had a number of hits (including Time, Eye In The Sky, Don't Answer Me) . My favorite of theirs, though, is a song from the band's first album, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, which was based on the work of Edgar Allan Poe. The song is To One In Paradise. The eerie background vocals are from a boys choir. For what it's worth, the song was one of the inspirations for the novel I'm writing.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1FD14hhjb0

    Quote Originally Posted by mm stan View Post
    2)Kelly and Jake have a new addition to their family nine weeks ago
    a baby boy named "Chase".
    Pics here: http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/fo...uro-s-new-baby

    Quote Originally Posted by mm stan View Post
    3)Before leaving on tour, Jake showcased his first full feature
    documentary ...Jake Shimabukuro "Life on Four Strings" produced
    by the Center for Asian Amercian Media, which premiered at the
    Hawaii International Film festival....
    The documentary reveals Jake's emergence from small stage success
    in Hawaii to international reconigation...
    I was at the premiere, which was at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. At the time, we were told that the film, which runs just under an hour, was going to be aired this fall on PBS. Here's a link to a video of Jake, Bruce, and their mom performing at the premiere after the film was shown.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDfM-ZvHlck

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    I'm not keen on Jake's new haircut.

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    I'm seeing Jake Tomorrow!...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GKK View Post
    I'm seeing Jake Tomorrow!...
    Me too. Looking forward to seeing him again. There may be a chance for him to put his hands on the uke I'm giving away. We'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominator View Post
    Me too. Looking forward to seeing him again. There may be a chance for him to put his hands on the uke I'm giving away. We'll see.
    Dom, I enjoyed seeing you perform at the "Life on Four Strings" premiere in San Francisco!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominator View Post
    Me too. Looking forward to seeing him again. There may be a chance for him to put his hands on the uke I'm giving away. We'll see.
    Nice that would be sweet for that uke as well!


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    Looiks Like he put on weight and looks kinda different now...more mature but he still has that same bouncing around when he plays

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    Quote Originally Posted by GKK View Post
    I'm seeing Jake Tomorrow!...
    Let us know how it was. Seeing him here in New England in November.

    I've got mixed feelings about the new album so far. I very much prefer Jake playing unaccompanied and hearing him live. But there are some songs I've come to rely on when I'm having a hard time sleeping. Put on Fields of Gold or Akaka Falls at bedtime and I'm out like a light. Really beautiful and mellow performances.

    Random and semi-off topic... as much as I like Alan Parsons and his work, unfortunately when he's mentioned, I always think of Dr. Evil's quote, "The key to this project is the giant laser, which was invented by the noted Cambridge physicist, Dr. Parsons. So therefore, it is fitting to call it: The Alan Parsons Project."
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