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Corrigan
04-16-2009, 21:52
Ok, so I'm not a band geek but I am going to bring my ukulele. Anyone gonna jam with me?

Mags
04-16-2009, 22:26
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skU-jBFzXl0

Ahem.

hoz
04-17-2009, 07:12
There's always Sweet Molly:

http://www.youtube.com/user/sweetafton23

Ukes are HOT.

Corrigan
04-17-2009, 07:18
haha Tiny Tim is such a creep

Gray Blazer
04-17-2009, 07:56
I'm bringing my claves.

Jim Adams
04-17-2009, 08:28
Please don't associate me with bands!:)

geek

vamelungeon
04-17-2009, 09:35
haha Tiny Tim is such a creep
He's dead, actually.
It was an act. I personally thought it was hillarious. Anybody else notice a very young Goldie Hawn at the end of the clip leading him away?
I remember seeing that when it was new.

EMAN
04-17-2009, 10:09
Anyone know why a person leaves his ukelele on the dashboard of his car?

Gray Blazer
04-17-2009, 10:26
Anyone know why a person leaves his ukelele on the dashboard of his car?

No eye deer! Why?

Funkmeister
04-17-2009, 12:06
What's the difference between a dead ukelele player and a snake in the middle of the road?

The snake was on his way to a gig.

AND

How do you make a ukelele player's car go faster?

Take the pizza delivery sign off the roof.

FINALLY

How do you tell if a stage is level?

The ukelele player has drool coming out both sides of his mouth.

OK ONE MORE

What do you call a ukelele player with no girlfriend?

Homeless.

Gray Blazer
04-17-2009, 13:19
What's the difference between a dead ukelele player and a snake in the middle of the road?

The snake was on his way to a gig.

AND

How do you make a ukelele player's car go faster?

Take the pizza delivery sign off the roof.

FINALLY

How do you tell if a stage is level?

The ukelele player has drool coming out both sides of his mouth.

OK ONE MORE

What do you call a ukelele player with no girlfriend?

Homeless.

AAAARRRGGGHHHhhhhhhhh!!

Mags
04-17-2009, 13:19
Ukes are HOT.

I don't know about ukes, but Sweet Molly is pretty easy on the eyes...

vamelungeon
04-17-2009, 13:52
There's always Sweet Molly:

http://www.youtube.com/user/sweetafton23

Ukes are HOT.
Molly's HOT and talented. Ukes are OK.

EMAN
04-17-2009, 15:00
Well, after the Funkmeister tirade I suppose this is anti-climactic, but....

....so he can park in the handicap zone.....

vamelungeon
04-17-2009, 15:20
What do you call a musician at a uke contest?

A visitor.

What's the definition of perfect pitch?

Throwing a uke into a garbage can without hitting the sides.

What do you call someone who hangs around with musicians?

A ukulele player

What's the best way to tune a ukulele?

With wire cutters.

When do uke songs sound the best?

When they're over.

I actually like ukuleles.

Corrigan
04-17-2009, 15:55
damn......people hate on the uke.......here are two of my inspirations, maybe you'll have a little more respect for such an under-rated instrument.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtkAHgjUQmc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mEqEe-PIC8&feature=related

vamelungeon
04-17-2009, 16:15
damn......people hate on the uke.......here are two of my inspirations, maybe you'll have a little more respect for such an under-rated instrument.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtkAHgjUQmc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mEqEe-PIC8&feature=related

No, I like them, but I couldn't resist the jokes...

Funkmeister
04-18-2009, 01:29
Yea, I like ukuleles too, just a bit, but they seem to be a musical lightening rod for the scorn of jokes.

Tiny bit off-topic, but here's a bagpipe joke:

Why did God give bagpipers a wee bit more brains than horses?

So they wouldn't crap during the parade.

Bidwell
04-24-2009, 18:30
I am planning on SOBO in 2010 with a buddy who is committed on bringing a travel banjo. I'll probably bring a travel mandolin on sections starting in NJ or VA from time to time. Play that ol' timey music all the way to Georgia! (of course I'll have my harmonica the entire time)

laherb
04-24-2009, 23:08
hello all, very cool first post for me. i'm in the process of building an open back fretless banjo, to take on my thru-hike. hope to jam with some old-timers and whoever else.

Funkmeister
04-24-2009, 23:38
Laherb: You know any banjo jokes? Since we're on a roll and all.

Tinker
04-24-2009, 23:43
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcOjavXGAo8

laherb
04-25-2009, 00:17
what's the difference between an onion and a banjo?
nobody cries when then chop up a banjo.

what's the difference between a banjo and a trampoline?
you take your shoes off to jump on the trampoline.

if you drop a banjo and an accordian off the empire state building at the same time, which would land first?
who cares?

vamelungeon
04-25-2009, 00:34
What's the difference between a banjo and a chain saw?
A chain saw has a dynamic range.

Why are banjos better than ukuleles?
They burn longer

How can you tell if a banjo player is at your door?
They can't find the key, the knocking speeds up, and they don't know when to come in.

You're lost in the desert and you see Bugs Bunny, a cactus, and a good banjo player. Who do you ask for directions?
You might as well try the cactus, the other two are figments of your imagination.

Why did the Boy Scout take up the banjo?
They make good paddles.

I recently had surgery on my hand, and asked the doctor if, after surgery, I would be able to play the banjo. He said, "I'm doing surgery on your hand, not giving you a lobotomy."

What should you do if you run over a banjo?
Back upů

Listener: Can you read music?
Banjo player: Not enough to hurt my playing.

No matter how much you tune it--it will still sound like a banjo!

What is the difference between grapes and a banjo?
You take off your shoes to stomp on grapes.

:banana:banana:banana:banana:banana

OldStormcrow
04-27-2009, 08:57
I'm an old-time band geek and have toted various instruments on the trail. One of my favorites is a large bamboo flute with really nice low tones. A penny whistle can be nice in the proper hands. After Tuba-Boy's thru hike I went out and bought me a smallish Eb backpacking tuba. I once bought myself a "teach yourself bagpipes" kit in hopes of eventually being able to play them from the top of ridges late at night to torment other campers......but I almost drove myself crazy!

Big Daddy Duct Tape
04-27-2009, 12:57
I did a section- hike of virginia last year with a uke in tow... best 8oz of packable fun ever for my money

Gray Blazer
04-27-2009, 13:46
Q. What's the difference between a large pizza and a ukelele player?

A. A large pizza can feed a family of four.


Q. How do you get two ukelele players to play in tune?

A. Shoot one of them.


Q. What's the difference between a ukelele and an onion?

A. No one cries when you chop up a ukelele.


Q. What's the difference between a dead ukelele player in the road and a dead skunk in the middle of the road?

A. The skunk may have been on his way to a gig.


Q. What's the difference between a terrorist and a ukelele playe?

A. The terrorist has sympathisers.


Q. How do you make a million dollars playing the ukelele?

A. Start with 2 million.


Q. Why did God give drummers a half an ounce more brains then horses?

A. So they don't poop in the middle of the road during a parade.


Q. How do you get a guitar player to turn down his amplifier?

A. Put some sheet music in front of him.


Q. How do you know the female lead singer is at the door?

A. Because she doesn't know when to come in.

Alli
04-30-2009, 12:50
I'm a band nerd but I don't think I hate myself or my fellow hikers enough to bring an instrument. I do have a mando but it's pretty heavy.

ki0eh
04-30-2009, 12:56
Was this one practicing for the pinkblazers? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30493653/?GT1=43001

Mr HaHa
04-30-2009, 13:57
What a timely post. John King the man who totally rewrote the book on playing the ukulele passed away yesterday. His obituary is in the NY Times. He discoverd a very old baroque guitar tuning that he could apply to the ukulele and was thus able to play extremley difficult classical pieces. Check out his videos on you tube. What a talented guy!

vamelungeon
04-30-2009, 15:19
I'm a band nerd but I don't think I hate myself or my fellow hikers enough to bring an instrument. I do have a mando but it's pretty heavy.
I would worry about keeping it dry. One good soaking could ruin any instrument that is largely made of wood.
I play harmonica (sort of) but I really like quiet in the woods.

Jaybird62
04-30-2009, 16:55
If you like ukulele music, check out jake shimabukuro( i think that's how it's spelled). The guy is incredible....