Thursday, September 13, 2012

You Can't Be Sad After You Play a Ukulele

Picture courtesy of Mele Ukulele

While I was visited a friend today, she broke out her ukulele. And then played me a song. When she finished her song, we discussed many things about ukuleles, and she informed me "You can't be sad after you play a ukulele." And I have to add you can't really be sad after you listen to someone play a ukulele. Most of the songs people play on ukulele's are fun sing along songs that just make you feel good. So to me the ukulele is the ultimate feel good instrument.

Here's the ultimate in ukulele playing though. If you haven't listened to him play before. You will be astounded at the things he can do with a ukulele.

His name is Jake Shimabukuro and he can play the ukulele. And George Harrison would be delighted with this version of his song.

Did you know George Harrison taught Tom Petty to play the ukulele?
It's true!

Things I would Love to Have Today!
Alfred Shaheen Full Length Dress

This vintage dress by Alfred Shaheen made me think of the tropical islands and listening to ukuleles. It's a gorgeous dress with loads of pink flowers. It's available through Real Gone Cat Clothes on etsy. Click the link to learn more about the dress.
Penneys Hawaii Blue Maxi Dress  34b/ 30w

Here's another Hawaiian dress to listen to wear when you listen to ukulele music. I love all the blues in this dress. It can be found on zibbet through Little Queen Vintage Shop. Here's the link to check it out.


  1. This ukulele rendition of "while my guitar gently weeps" is amazing! He's VERY good!! Thanks for sharing the video:)

    1. Your welcome! You should see him play Bohemian Rhapsody.