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I Can't Play the Ukulele


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Joanna

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This is a pre-emptive post. You see, at some point, I'd run into Caroline in the chat room. We'd get to talking and she'd ask if I'd done anything musical lately, and I would tease her by telling her of this terrible song. She would immediately cajole me into posting it. I would protest. She would cajole harder and for some unknown reason, I'd give in.

Therefore, rather than waiting for all that to happen, I'm just going to post it.

Caroline -- this one's for you (even though you never asked for it)!
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Lyrics
I have no idea. Just listen. They're mighty silly.
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Uploaded: May 03, 2006 - 06:54:14 AM
Last Updated: May 03, 2006 - 01:39:05 AM Last Played: Mar 12, 2017 - 01:09:10 PM
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Comments
Slotogenic said 4040 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
Love me a $20 ukulele
This is very amusing. The rhytyhm may not be on, but other than that,
your playing sounds fine, though that is not the point of this song. The
fact that your voice sounds fantastic really makes this work. Plus I love
the fact that you just keep singing how you can't play a ukulele. Fun
stuff!
Joanna said 4040 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
Love me a $20 ukulele
Thank you, ewe! (sounds like I have a stutter) The rhythm is nonexistant. I
guess I shoulda learned how to play it first, but where's the fun in that? I'm
glad you enjoyed it!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Slotogenic said 4040 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
Love me a $20 ukulele
This is very amusing. The rhytyhm may not be on, but other than that,
your playing sounds fine, though that is not the point of this song. The
fact that your voice sounds fantastic really makes this work. Plus I love
the fact that you just keep singing how you can't play a ukulele. Fun
stuff!
ClifarQ said 4040 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
I Can't Play This Ukulele
Joanna, you have a very pleasant and versatile voice...I hear jazz in there.
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Joanna said 4040 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
I Can't Play This Ukulele
Thank you, Clif! Apparently, no matter what I sing, it turns out sounding like
jazz. I can't help it. I love to sing jazz!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
drakonis said 4040 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
ROFLelele
I believe it was the old Mac text editor "BBEdit" that for a while had the
advertising slogan "BBedit sucks less". I think this sucks less than my
Dulcimer attempt does. Your earthy singing voice, your fun playing (a
cool song, to boot!) and your always-enjoyable lyrics, and the fact that
you always have fun with your art... these show through in your music
and make it intoxicatingly heartwarming. Love it... and I bet Caroline
now will have to come up with a return volley. Uke starts again:
I'll just sit in the crossfire...
smirking at you two...
Wondering from time to time...
Who is who...
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Joanna said 4040 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
ROFLelele
Thanks, Drak! "It sucks less" -- what a great way to put it, though I'd argue
aobut the 'less'! I hear you're responsible for sending Caroline in. Good job! I
was so certain how that conversation was going to go that I cut to the chase,
as you can tell. I adore ya, Dragon Man!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
thetiler said 4040 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
love the impromptu . . . .
like that ending as well. I didn't count to see if you did the 3 minuets but
like the humor of it. The spontaneity (personality) of it is a gem.

Joanna, this is one of the precious things I love about MJ is the honesty,
the warmth, caring etc.

You are a great addition to MJ Joanna !
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Joanna said 4040 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
love the impromptu . . . .
As are you, Tiler! Thank you so much -- I did indeed make it to 3 minutes,
although I have no idea why that was a goal. As for the ending, purely by
accident I found a nice ending note. Suprised me, too!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Cori Ander said 4040 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
Ahh
Ahh great! So sad i couldn't 10-bomb this one!
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Joanna said 4040 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
Ahh
A 10 bomb for this song? ROFLOL! So sorry I took that away from you. Thank
you so much, Cory!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
apb said 4040 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
I wish you could play the Ukulele ;oD

... but seriously, brilliant! I am envious ...

My first ever instrument was a Ukulele .. fortunately, I outgrew it before
I learnt to play it and had to steal my families guitars instead.

I'm sure sales of ukulele's around the world are soaring as we speak ..
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Joanna said 4040 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
I wish you could play the Ukulele ;oD
Thank you, apb! It's a real shame you outgrew yours (how big does one have
to be to outgrow one? I shudder to think what I looked like as I played). We
could've done duets! Well, you could've played and I could've pretended to
play.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
apb said 4039 days ago (May 4th, 2006)
I wish you could play the Ukulele ;oD
oh about ... 'I' ... high. Now I am shrinking backwards from guitars through
mandolin, won't be long before I will have to take up the ukulele once more ..
ahh, the circle of life ... down Simba!

---
"horrifically prolific or prolifically horrific - either way, it's hard to say"
"I went from A to B once, didn't like it much, so I went back to A"
"my first
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caroline said 4040 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
LMAO joanna!!!
i got home (i had left the computer!!) - i popped into chat (didn't even
check my notification emails) - drak rushed over and posted a link (i
clicked it) and now i am here on my second listen and howling with
laughter. hey lady - you are well ahead of the game - i sent my uke to
screamingalex!!! and (of course) you were right - that's exactly what
would have happened!! big loves joanna - thank you xox
Check out my latest song called i'm a reunion maid MJRF 2010
Joanna said 4040 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
LMAO joanna!!!
Good ole Drak -- he knows a Caroline-must-hear song when he hears one.
Yes, this one was for you and darn right that's how it would've happened. The
whole conversation played out in my head and I thought, "Eh, what the heck,
I'll just give in and save her the trouble." Thanks for being you, even if you're
not around to be you at that moment!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
caroline said 4040 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
LMAO joanna!!!
i got home (i had left the computer!!) - i popped into chat (didn't even
check my notification emails) - drak rushed over and posted a link (i
clicked it) and now i am here on my second listen and howling with
laughter. hey lady - you are well ahead of the game - i sent my uke to
screamingalex!!! and (of course) you were right - that's exactly what
would have happened!! big loves joanna - thank you xox
Check out my latest song called i'm a reunion maid MJRF 2010
snowdragon said 4040 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
lol
OK, you got your laugh. Now that you've got this out of your system,
sing me a nice torch song Billie.

And if you need an old hack six-stringer to do anything for you, just
whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you? :)
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Joanna said 4040 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
lol
Ah, Snowy, any time you want to six string for me, I'll be there. It is about
time I got torchy again, isn't it? Well, I was thinking about it, but the uke just
fell into my hands somehow and after doing all the work to tune it, I figured
I'd better strum it a few times, too. This was the result. Torch song soon, I
promise!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
perceptualvortex said 4040 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
Hahaha
I love it, this is great fun... one of the biggest smile inducers I've heard in a while.
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Joanna said 4040 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
Hahaha
Thank you, PV! You couldn't have said a nicer thing.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Stun Nutz said 4039 days ago (May 4th, 2006)
This is great!
I do this kinda stuff with my kids all the time (without the ukelele,
though)... singing books, instead of reading them... singing about what
we are doing right now...etc.

Thanks for the great time, Joanna!

By the way, check out my tune "pocket lizard" if you haven't already... the
lyrics are simple and repeated, but it is a goofy one...
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jackstone said 4039 days ago (May 5th, 2006)
Fun!
Your vocal is really amazing.
Always fun for me to listen your song.
Thanks for Nice Swinging mood!
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Epileptic Gibbon said 4037 days ago (May 6th, 2006)
Luck be ukulele tonight
I wish I was on-line at the moment then maybe I could comment on this.
Ah, well...
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Epileptic Gibbon said 4037 days ago (May 6th, 2006)
Luck be ukulele tonight
I wish I was on-line at the moment then maybe I could comment on this.
Ah, well...
Check out my latest song called Fiddler Off the Roof w/Komrade K & Caroline
Boris the Bull said 4036 days ago (May 8th, 2006)
thoughts from the bull...
obviously there's been a lot said about this one. but i believe this is a
rare piece that actually captures a wonderfully common element found
in most of our works here.

i don't know about everybody, but when i record, if i screw up a vocal
track, or even a guitar track, you can usually hear me say something
ridiculous or break out into Smoke on the Water or something.

but because these tracks are deleted or recorded over, those honest,
simple, and fun moments (even if it's a cuss word of frustration) are
lost.

this piece is like one of those moments. a peek inside the artist's
process, in both learning to play an unfamiliar instrument and
recording. it's funny because it's real. it's humorous because most
folks can relate. it's music because joanna is an artist, in all measures,
and this is her in "the studio."

i really enjoyed this. it brought me home.
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DeputyDoofy said 4035 days ago (May 8th, 2006)
Well,
This was fun, too. lol I enjoyed it. As someone else pointed out, you do have that jazz thang going with your voice. Is a good thing.
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urbnite said 4035 days ago (May 8th, 2006)
haha!
did you make it to 3 minutes?

ha - this made me laugh. looks like none of your lines found any rhymes,
though... oh, oops. that's not true, is it?

i want a uke! this is a trend now, it seems? i want on that bandwagon.

thanks for the fun!
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screamalexz said 4035 days ago (May 8th, 2006)
silly indeed.
hehe, i'm amused, caroline is what brings me back to posting when i haven't been recording hehe with her as a friend i'm bound to finish my album eventually. uke's are fun caroline sent me one :)
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The Orbiting said 4034 days ago (May 9th, 2006)
Whee!
What a cool testament to musical freedom, Joanna. It just underlines so
well that this music stuff is meant to be fun as much as anything. Your
voice is wonderful as always and is definitely part of the magic of this
song.

--ledeb.
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macgalver said 4033 days ago (May 10th, 2006)
I'm in
Joanna--I adore the quality of your voice. I love the spontenaity (sp?)
of this tune! You're cracking me up here--xxoo, kelli

YOU are a perky little instrument!
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MissChaos said 4032 days ago (May 11th, 2006)
why, oh why...
does this remind me of Joe Vs. The Volcano? You are such a gem of a
person, Joanna. Brave, confident and so humble. The vocals on this are
just a pleasure. Full of character. So cute (i don't think I've ever used that
word at MacJams to date!) Thank you for such a genuine smile. I'm going
to download this and play it over the PA at work when everyone is
stressed out. :-)
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said 4029 days ago (May 14th, 2006)
You have a great voice!
Really pro quality smoke in there (great range to). Reminds me of the lead
vox for 4 Non Blondes actually!!

I loved the lyrics as well... not gonna comment on the perky little
lnstrument though.
Arin said 4028 days ago (May 15th, 2006)
oh tee hee
This is just grand. It reminds me of myself as I try and learn to play the
guitar. I can even spell the word guitar-- but gosh-- that alone just isn't
helping me learn how to play it--or how to mic it. Great, pleasant, fun,
and entertaining listen. I was smiling the whole time. : )
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scotsmanlerxt said 3901 days ago (September 20th, 2006)
Tears in my eyes
I'm laughing so hard right now. It's a good thing I went to the bathroom
before playing this tune! OMG ROTF!!!
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