I Have Too Much Work Today, So Here’s a Pretty Redhead With a Pleasant Voice Playing “Don’t Stop Believin'” on the Ukulele

Says what it does, does what it says. Be back when I clear the decks.

25 Comments on “I Have Too Much Work Today, So Here’s a Pretty Redhead With a Pleasant Voice Playing “Don’t Stop Believin'” on the Ukulele”

  1. Thanks! I needed that. My daughter is sick on her very last day of high school ever and I’ve got too much work to be taking time out to take care of her, but I am anyway.

  2. Going out to YouTubes, is cool to see how much Ukulele is out there. If nothing else, teh intertubes are cool for giving folks a bit of connection with others on stuff like this.

  3. Devin L. Ganger – He/him | #BlackLivesMatter | IT geek, space nerd, guitarist, writer | Social Justice Monk | Train yourself to be kind (it's hard)
    Devin L. Ganger

    No! I have too much to do today to get sucked into finding out just how many uke covers of Journey there are on YouTube…

  4. Pleasant, indeed. But that American Idol-style singing loop-di-loops around the melody drives me nuts.

    “…there are simply too many notes…”
    –Emperor Joseph II

    Trust him, kids. He’s the emperor.

  5. It’s a phenomenal song though, isn’t it. And a performance that’s particularly easy on all the sensory organs.

  6. How do I know I’ve heard a song one two many times? When a pretty redhead sings it while playing ukulele, and I can’t make it through to the end.

  7. Bruce Diamond – Flyover Land on the teeming Mississippi River – Despicably proud old man. Text-extruding asshole (thank you, John Scalzi) with a skewed vision on life, pop culture, writing and general assholiness. Not a scholar, not a gentleman, not Martin or Lewis. But still trying to make life fun and funny.

    @Mark Terry – Excellent! To which I would add: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEhYGzz7q-I

  8. All these ukeleles songs make me worry that the next instrumental fad will be the accordion. There are limits.

  9. Ok, so are ukes a new Thing? I was at a concert last night and, by damn, there was another one!

    Hey, accordions are cool!

  10. Damian Trasler – Award-winning playwright and freelance writer, living in Canada and working with TLC Creative through the wonder of the Internet
    Damian Trasler

    Must take my Ukelele out of the cupboard. Damn, it’s fun typing ukelele! Ukelelelelelelele!

  11. That’s not actually how it’s spelt – especially the last one! – but you seem to be having so much fun that way, maybe they should change it.

  12. Cassie@14: BS. You call yourself a northeast Ohioan? Shame on you. There will be an accordion renaissance and I intend to lead it! (I’ve asked for a Cajun button box for my birthday.)

  13. Nice pause music.

    And – yes, it isn’t essential to he active on the net every day. However it is addictive.

  14. changterhune – Before you hear lies from Chang Terhune himself, we thought we’d tell you the truth: without us, his old action figures, he’d be nowhere. He loved science fiction from way back and began reading it at an early age, but it was through us that he acted it all out. That’s what led to the writing. He watched a lot of science fiction shows like Star Trek, U.F.O, and movies, too. But we were always there to do his bidding. And it’s like they say: you always forget about the little people on your way up. Oh, the 70’s and early 80’s with him were good times! He’d use these blocks and make all the crazy buildings for us to be in his stories. I gotta say the kid’s imagination was pretty damn fertile. Oh, he had friends, but they just weren’t into it like him. He was like the Lance Armstrong of action figures. And of science fiction. At first, when he began writing in the eighth grade, we didn’t mind. He still made time for us. And we knew that when he was holding us in his sweaty little hands and he got that far off look in his eye, he’d come back to burying us in the back yard or - god forbid! – blowing us up with firecrackers. But it was worth it for a part in one of those stories. We loved him for it. He kept us around even when we were minus a leg or two - or even a head. In that mind of his, he found a use for all of us. Then he discovered girls. October, 1986. It was like the end of the world. One day we’re standing in the middle of this building block creation he’d pretended was some marble city on a planet near Alpha Centauri and the next we were stuck in a box in the closet. Not even a “See ya later!” Nope, it was into the closet, then we heard some high-pitched girly-giggles then silence. We didn’t see him for years. We got word about him once in a while. Heard he took up writing, but it was crap like “The Breakfast Club” only with better music. We couldn’t believe it. Not Charlie. What happened to those aliens with heads he’d sculpted out of wax? Spaceships? Those complex plots? All gone. For what? You guessed it: Girls. Emotions. “Serious fiction.” I tell you, it was like hearing Elvis had left the building. During our two decade exile in the closet, we heard other things about him. He went to college. He wrote a lot, but not much he really liked. We knew it even then. It was like he didn’t dare write science fiction. Some of us had lost hope and just lay there. Others kept vigil, hoping for a day we didn’t dare speak about. Then we heard he’d stopped writing in 1996. Did he come to reclaim us? No. He took up music for ten years or so. He took up yoga. Once in a while, he’d visit us in the closet. But it was half-hearted. His mind was elsewhere. Then one day, he really did come back for us. One second we’re in the dark and the next thing we know we’re in a car headed for Massachusetts. Suddenly we got a whole shelf to ourselves out in broad daylight! Then he bought a bunch of others form some planet called Ebay. He’d just sit and stare at us with that old look. But why were we suddenly back in the picture? He had a wife now, who didn’t mind that he played with us. So what had happened? Turns out he’d never forgotten about those stories. He’d been thinking about all of us and the stories he’d made up and then remembered he’d been a writer once. From the shelf we could see him typing away. Before long he’s got a whole novel together! Then he’s working on another one. Word is there are two more in the planning stages! Some short stories, too! It’s good to see him using his imagination again. Its good to know he never abandoned us. He returned to his true love of science fiction. We hear the stories are pretty good. Someday we’ll get one of the cats to score us a copy of the manuscript. Man, it’s good to be out of the damn closet! --- I'm smarter than you I'm harder than you I'm better than you I'm just raw I'm hotter than you More popular than you More clever than you And goshdarn it, people like me I'm smarter than you I'm harder than you I'm better than you I'm just raw I'm hotter than you More popular than you More clever than you And goshdarn it, people like me
    Chang, who isn't going out like that!

    Great. Now this blog is gonna be full of ukelele porn.

  15. Hey, it’s me, the girl in the video! My friend Sam sent me the link to this, and it’s blowing my mind! Thanks for the blog post. Hope I made your day easier. Check out some of my other videos if you get a chance. Cheers!

  16. This reminds me of the Rock Sugar video you posted a couple of years ago… dammit, now I have to go listen to Metallica/Journey again. :D

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