Friday, January 23, 2009

Wide world of Music.

Don't read this ridiculous site, go to

  • M. K. Talvi

  • and read the review of the
    Vilnius String Quartet presented by the Seattle Lithuanian Community, at Latvian Hall.

    I had a Latvian friend in high school, Dzintra Zamelis, wonder how she's doin'?

    Then visit

  • Jannie Funster

  • for the hilarious ukulele song.

    But don't bother with this one 'cause I'm not talkin'

    I made a ukulele once, for Patricia Kim, wonder how it's doin'?


    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Plink plinka plunk -
    plinkity plinkity tunk -
    plink plink plink tink
    tink tink tink plunkity.

    ........A ukulele who prefers to remain anonymous due to the controversial nature of my opinions.

    9:49 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Chunka chunka.


    11:34 AM  
    Blogger butch said...

    Hey isn't it grand that you and I, with our attempts at writing some lyrics for the uke song Jannie finally came up with, got "HONORABLE MENTION" in the lyrics contest that she declared herself the winner of....nuff said.
    Actually I do like her lyrics the best, and maybe we all functioned as divers muses for the process of creation.

    Marjorie's blog is wonderful. This is the first time I have checked it out. Considering she has visited here many times, and even found her way to FFTR once in a while, I should reciprocate, right? Or not. Her expertise with concert music is pretty intimidating, enit?

    Did the Don Ho band use a ukulele, or just the steel guitar for TINY BUBBLES, and sundry other hits? Other than Tiny Tim, the ukulele has not caught fire in the public's imagination.

    Thanks for explicating the source of cran and dorsen. That had me reeling for a time. Zappa time, oh yeah.


    11:45 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I electrified a baritone Ukulele for my band. It sounded weird as hell, finally went to a banjo and more cow bell.

    .........Eddy Emerald

    11:47 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It was Europeans that brought the ukulele to Hawaii, the Dutch I think. Most people do not know that.


    11:48 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    While I was carnate, I never heard one to those tinty plinky instruments. I find them tedious.

    .......Edgar Poo

    11:49 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I was at Pearl Harbor in 1941, and got used to the hula hula girls and beach boys all strumming those damned little monsters. I preferred cold beer and the steel guitar.

    ...........Sgt. Rock

    11:51 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I think it is just so gay to play one of those plunkers. Jannie is an excellent guitarist. Why not stick with that? What was she thinking?

    ..........George Goble

    11:52 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Oh come on, Georgie, lighten up. Jannie is the original zany good time girl. She might play the spoons, or the juice harp, if it creates music for her.

    ...........Elton's John

    11:53 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    George, I resemble that remark, and it offends my wife too, wherever she is.

    .........Tiny Tim

    11:54 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Back off on the Anti-Jannie sentiment, Georgie. She is the queen of popular music in Austin, TX. I am thinking of doing a concert with her and her band, THE FUNSTERS.

    .........Robert Dylan

    11:56 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Too bad LAUGH IN is no longer being broadcast. Jannie could become the newest Goldie Hawn.

    ........Dan Rowon

    12:06 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I once played a ukulele with my teeth, hanging upside down in a straight jacket, over a water tank. It was a big hit.


    12:08 PM  
    Blogger butch said...

    As a kid, I think someone on CAPTAIN KANGEROO played the ukulele. I always thought the instrument was just a toy, something always made out of plastic. Maybe Doug, you should make another one, and send it to Jannie. That would make a terrific contribution to the music scene in Austin.


    12:11 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hallo, Lane!
    You and Meredith are in for a great evening of Gesamtkunstwerk with Pecheurs de Perles on Sat nite at the opera!! Schwattz even does his job (finally, after 7 tries at it) well on Friday nite (last nite).

    1:50 PM  

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