1. Sunday Morning – Maroon 5

  • good

2. Every Time We Say Goodbye – Cole Porter

  • too jittery to be effective

3. Public Property – Danielle Ate the Sandwich

  • good

4. Mother of Pearl – Nellie McKay

  • looked at crowd, panicked, briefly forgot chords

5. Wicked Little Town – Hedwig and the Angry Inch

  • too low for pub-singing

6. Something – The Beatles

  • need to learn the lyrics to the 2nd verse

7. That Thing You Do – The One-ders

  • good, better than expected

8. Distant Melody – Peter Pan the Musical

  • fairly good, lullaby to end the night

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July 20, 2012

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1. Mother of Pearl – Nellie McKay

2. Every Time We Say Goodbye – Cole Porter

3. That Thing You Do – The One-ders

4. Public Property – Danielle Ate the Sandwich

5. The Fear – Lily Allen

6. Sunday Morning – Maroon 5

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July 18, 2012

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Well folks, it’s been a wild ride.

This project was directly motivated by Ms. Shelley and the PDX Fun-a-Day project. On the record, the York Uke 30 project took a little longer than 30 days due to unforeseen schoolwork and illness. To view the full playlist, go to the York Uke 30 on Youtube.

I think I’ve been the most shocked at the videos with the most views: Public Property, I Am A Wizard, and Decomposing Composers. I’m not sure if I filled a certain ukulele youtube void, or if it was just the luck of the digital draw.

From the player’s perspective, my favorite songs are the ones in which I sing the instrumental breaks:

24: Friend is a Four Letter Word by Cake
21: Something by the Beatles
17: Sad Songs and Waltzes by Cake
13. Where Is My Mind? by the Pixies
8: Then I Met You by The Proclaimers
6: Mother of Pearl by Nellie McKay
4. I’ll Follow the Sun by the Beatles

[and then suddenly…]


March 19, 2012

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Oh hello.

I’ve decided to record 30 cover songs on my Fluke uke onto YouTube in a month. I started January 23rd, and it may take me to the end of February to complete it, but I’ll get it done. As of today, I have published 15 songs on YouTube. Feel free to check ’em out and vote, if you like ’em. Absolutely no one except my family will know every song on the list. Don’t feel bad. I’m the weird one.

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February 8, 2012

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Playing for Gomi in Seoul.

Amy Winehouse – You Know I’m No Good
Beirut – Elephant Gun
Benny Bell – Shaving Cream
Bright Eyes – First Day of My Life
Cake – Sad Songs & Waltzes
Cole Porter – Every Time We Say Goodbye
Danielle Ate the Sandwich – Public Property
Harry and the Potters – I am a Wizard
Jonathan Coulton – Still Alive
Maroon 5 – Sunday Morning
Monty Python – Decomposing Composers
Nellie McKay – Mother of Pearl
Noah and the Whale – Five Years Time
Norah Jones – Turn Me On
Peter Pan the Musical – Distant Melody
The Proclaimers – Then I Met You
Radiohead – Creep
The Troggs – With a Girl Like You

Eighteen’s not bad. I can play others with 2-5 chords, but I need a paper with those chords in front of me to do it.


October 16, 2011

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