Jacob Borshard

Grass Stains (mp3)
You’re In Love Again Dirty Version (mp3)
Brains, Brains (mp3)via creebobby.com

Jacob Borshard has a few celebrity fans me (obviously), Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore. Borshard won a song contest for the film Music and Lyrics (allegedly judged by stars of the film Grant and Barrymore) with the song Grass Stains. As a promotional tool, it easily beat the film’s other promotional gimmick: make your own 80s glam band.

After winning the contest, he made this sexy video for it – entirely by himself and without even a digital camera – and earned himself a restraining order barring him from, “Portland Public School property or any adjacent sidewalk for one calendar year,” while shooting it. (NOTE: if the police start asking you why you’re hanging around a school, “I’m making a video,” isn’t the best defence.)

It’s easy to see why they picked Borshard as the winner. His songs are full of charm, witty lyrics and adorable melodies. Those three so often go along with the ukulele.

You can download both of Borshard’s albums entirely free on his website. The lyrics for the Last Brontosaurus album on his site also have the chords for all the tunes and you can pick up the chords for a couple of tunes in a more easy to follow form on Mike’s Ukulele Page.

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  1. Brian August 14th, 2007 8:17 am

    not again-will you stop introducing me to good stuff like Jacob Borshard-he’s lovely-Punk’s not dead indeed!
    -now i feel guilty about strip mining his albums from creebobby.com !!

  2. Mike August 14th, 2007 12:11 pm

    Yes, I found out about Borshard indirectly through this blog, and now I have a couple of new faves in my repertoire. Thanks for digging up all this good stuff, and for the linkage love in recent posts. The new traffic has made me go back though my posted songs fixing all the mistakes, which has been on my to do list for months.

  3. Woodshed August 14th, 2007 10:13 pm

    Brian: I know how you feel. It’s a disgrace that such a good songwriter doesn’t have a record deal.

    Mike: You’re welcome. I’m glad I could pass on some traffic. Part of the reason I started the blog was because I thought your site was great and wished there were more sites out there doing uke indie songs.

  4. susan tobacco August 26th, 2007 2:34 pm

    This is why I should check inthe site more often. This dude is lovely. Thanks!

  5. Rob NY November 21st, 2008 1:03 pm

    Thanks Al. This guy is fantastic

  6. Woodshed November 21st, 2008 8:08 pm

    You’re welcome, Rob.

  7. Nancy December 29th, 2010 4:11 am

    I discovered Jacob Borshard by accident a couple of years ago when i was hunting youtube for a uke version of The Rainbow Connection. ( check it out, if yo haven’t already) I immediately went to creebobby and bought everything!. I just found this website today, while doing a search for uke tabs for his songs. I don’t see the tabs, but i’m happy to see Jacob B. on here!

  8. Woodshed January 1st, 2011 12:18 pm

    Nancy: I love his stuff too! Didn’t that document download for you? There are chords on there.

  9. Nancy January 1st, 2011 2:55 pm

    THANKS! I’m embarrassed to say that obviously I didn’t read all the way to the bottom. I’ll downlaod em now!

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