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    Default Why I play the Ukulele - Please let me share with you

    Being a Haole who carries his ukulele with him everywhere he goes, I've been asked many, many times why I play the uke. It all goes back to Wayne Federman. I am not sure how I stumbled across his video on YouTube, but when I saw somebody playing the kind of music that I like on a uke my mind became a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives. Camping, hiking, traveling, all while making music. I went straight to ebay and bought a no name piece of crap uke. When it came I went to Guitar Center and they didn't even have uke strings. How the world has changed in a few years. No it wasn't Jake or Aldrine or James, (I had never heard of any of them) it was Wayne Federman and I would like to share him with you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lancemanion View Post
    my mind became a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.
    You use your tongue prettier than a 20 dollar whore. Are you a Heady Lamar shoe?

    As for the vid, I dunno. It's used as a prop, and I (TRY) to play it as an instrument. I just play uke because I don't play something else.

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    AWESOME!! Thanks for posting it. I'm still laughing. Actually he's a pretty decent ukulele player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plainsong View Post
    You use your tongue prettier than a 20 dollar whore. Are you a Heady Lamar shoe?
    Thanks, Plainsong. I was wondering how long it would take before a Mel Brooks fan came along.

    As far as Wayne, he plays the uke "as an instrument" far better then most.

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    Not to pick at the scars of another thread, but is Wayne Federman possibly the Tiny Tim of the new millennium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancemanion View Post
    Thanks, Plainsong. I was wondering how long it would take before a Mel Brooks fan came along.

    As far as Wayne, he plays the uke "as an instrument" far better then most.
    I agree! It takes skill to do that. I just hate the whole "Hey, laugh at me because I know what I'm doing" thing. I guess I only like a very specific type of music humor.

    Kanile'a dlx super concert / Koaloha concert / Ohana sk-38 / Risa Uke Solid Tenor

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    If you need me I'll be on twitter, google+ or r/ukulele

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