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Archive for August, 2015

Still addicted to Ukulele

Two years ago, I posted that I was addicted to ukulele.

I still am.

In addition to learning how to play new songs and expanding my song book, I’ve started working on projects with friends and recording some music. Here they are.

Back in 2013, my Finnish friend Tuuli visited me and while messing around on the ukulele, we decided to create a song. We spent one night writing away and the next morning recording it before she had to leave and I had to go to work.

Last year for Christmas, my friend and I recorded a very famous Hawaiian Christmas song by Bing Crosby:

Yes, she is a much better singer than I am. We also covered Mama Cass’s “Dream a Little Dream of Me” which works surprisingly well on ukulele:

And Ingrid Michaelson’s “You and I”:

Lastly, two years ago, I posted on Facebook that if I received over hundred likes, I would record and post a video of me playing ukulele. 865 days later, I’m keeping my promise:

This is one of my favorite Japanese songs so I subtitled the translation.

Needless to say, I have lots to improve and I’m never going to be a professional, but it’s a lot of fun. I sold my recording gear before I left Germany so I have to get another set in Japan but sooner or later, I plan to start recording again, this time maybe one of the songs I’ve been writing on the side. It would also be cool to find a partner in crime (or even a band) in Japan to work on projects too. In the meantime, my YouTube updates, even less frequent than my blog, are available at Sushilele.


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