Joe Brown, Howlin Hobbit, Jen Kwok, Taimane Gardner

Watch my favourite ukulele videos of the week after the ‘more’ tag including Joe Brown’s appearance on Jools Holland.

Howlin’ Hobbit – All of Me

Jen Kwok – Desert to the Sea

Taimane Gardner

Earlyguard – Head in the Clouds

Joe Brown – I’ll See You In My Dreams

olu143 – Lullabye

John King – Chopsiticks

Steffy Sue – Crazy

Iso Herquist

You should also check out Goschenhobel’s videos. They’re disabled for embedding, so I can’t include them.

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11 Comments

  1. Mattiniero February 9th, 2008 9:28 pm

    My dearest Mr. Woodshed! Al!

    I’ve watched the video “Head In The Clouds”
    and found out that it is NOT from Earlyguard.
    Just that lousy song was performed by that guy!
    This great piece of animated video art was created
    indeed by Mr. Caruke! You must mention that!! ;-)

    Kind regards

    Tommy Mattiniero

    –o–

  2. zym February 9th, 2008 11:29 pm

    well, i cant beat that!

    I was just going to say that im rather pleased that ‘Jools’ Holland didnt decide to ‘accompany*’ Mr Browns performance on the programme.

    It also occurs to me that it cant be comfortable playing like that!

    *suck the soul out of

  3. Woodshed February 10th, 2008 3:01 pm

    Tommy: I think you’re being quite mean about that song. I like it.

    Andy: I had the same thought as you about his playing style.

    I don’t mind him Jools playing with people as much as I mind his interviewing technique. I just have to switch over every time he starts talking to someone. Still, it’s the only music show on TV worth watching, so can’t slag it off to much.

  4. rogb February 10th, 2008 9:47 pm

    I’m a jules fan but what a shame/sham he pre-records his ‘New Year Special’. Better to have less high profile performers and keep it liveish.

  5. Howlin' Hobbit February 11th, 2008 7:16 am

    Just wanted to pop in and say thanks for putting my new vid up on your UkeTube.

    I just blogged about it myself.

  6. rogb February 11th, 2008 11:10 pm

    Got so wrapped up in Jules negativity, omitted to appreciate H Hobbit – makes it look so easy strumming and playing the melody at the same time.
    thanks for all

  7. Woodshed February 12th, 2008 7:13 pm

    rogb: I agree with you to a point. The whole countdown to midnight thing is daft – everyone knows it’s not live. But, on balance, I’d rather have the first choice acts.

  8. John February 12th, 2008 11:34 pm

    What is it about Joe’s playing style that you think looks awkward? It looks very similar to my own playing style and now I’m worried that I might be developing bad habits! I don’t hold the uke quite so high mind.

  9. Woodshed February 13th, 2008 3:54 pm

    I think the height is the main thing that makes it look awkward – it’s got to make it harder to strum and fret holding it there.

    He might be holding it that high to make sure the mic picks it up. I don’t see any other way that it’s being picked up.

  10. John February 13th, 2008 4:28 pm

    That’s ok then, I hold the uke in what feels a comfortable way for me. I do strum in a similar fashion to him, with the all but the strumming finger tucked away. Not sure if that’s a good thing or not, it’s just what felt most natural when I started learning.

  11. jen February 29th, 2008 2:16 am

    muah!!!!

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