Rag Bag Additions

The Rag Bag page is where I keep all the stuff that’s half finished, bit parts and stuff I don’t plan on ever putting on the blog itself. The most recent additions to it are:

Laura Marling – New Romantic Intro (pdf)

Dropkick Murphys – I’m Shipping Up to Boston (pdf)

Concerning Hobbits/The Shire (pdf) from Lord of the Rings

Radiohead – Big Boots (GIF) in D tuning. MIDI

Slayer – Raining Blood (PDF)

Flobots – Handlebars (Tab) (intended for low-G ukulele and two frets higher than the original).

On a related note, I’m probably going to be switching my request policy to friends of the blog only (commenters, emailers etc.). If I don’t recognise your name, there’s a good chance I’ll just delete your email. Partly it’s because I get too many requests, but mostly it’s because of how few people bother to email me back after I’ve done their request. All six of those were requests and I only heard thanks from one of them (Raining Blood which was requested by friends of the blog). It sounds a bit churlish, I know, and it is a shame because I do get some really good requests. But tabbing isn’t easy, it takes work, and it’s really annoying when people can’t even be bothered with a quick email in response. The lesson is clear: if you want politeness and good manners, hang out with Slayer fans.

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  1. Carol (Uke Gal) August 27th, 2008 7:14 pm

    No, it ISN’T churlish at all. In fact, I’m amazed how much in our society people can’t be bothered to return phone calls. Flakey or jsut rude?? My daughter (who is also your fan!) actually remarked how nice you are at commenting back on everyone’s comments!!

  2. Woodshed August 27th, 2008 8:37 pm

    Carol: I have a fan :) I’m always amazed that people bother commenting here. And they’re usually so lovely. I’m so chuffed* they bothered, I have to reply.

    *I must stop using that word around Americans: chuffed=pleased.

  3. zym August 27th, 2008 9:16 pm

    yeah! tell ’em all to feck off! :D

  4. J August 27th, 2008 10:05 pm

    Love Dropkick Murphys, sorry it didn’t make it all the way…

  5. Josh August 27th, 2008 10:35 pm

    *sniff* I hope it wasn’t because of my very recent request for “A good man is hard to find”!

  6. Alex August 28th, 2008 12:29 am

    After picking up uke about 18 months ago and battling to arrange things myself (and not doing too well) I started looking online and found your site about 3 months ago. I’ve got so much pleasure from your tabs (Neighbours theme tune has impressed family and friends no end). Maybe one day I’ll make a request but at the moment your close to daily posts are keeping me busy.

    An Aussie fan.

  7. Cardboardfrog August 28th, 2008 1:08 am

    i’m shipping up to boston! yet again a brilliant yet surprising choice from woodshed.
    We really do appriciate all the work you put in though ^^,

  8. Cardboardfrog August 28th, 2008 1:12 am

    carols daughter is right, you are very good at getting back to peoples comments and it makes your readers feel so much more included, gives the site a real community feel.

  9. amber August 28th, 2008 7:12 am

    Wow, Star Wars and LOTR in the same week? You sure know how to make a nerd girl happy.

    Also, I don’t blame you about the request thing. And I also think it’s great that you read and respond to all of your emails and comments. I know it’s gotta be tough being famous.

  10. LonnaB August 28th, 2008 1:15 pm

    Chuffed, eh?

    Keep it coming, Woodshed, I’m always looking for new words to add to the vocabulary. Words I can say around children and old people are especially useful.

  11. Jimmy August 28th, 2008 1:48 pm

    Epic. I love Dropkick Murphys a lot. Have you heard the Spicy McHaggis Jig? It’s pretty sweet too. I think I requested Sir Duke a while ago and I forgot if I thanked you for it. If not, ta, and sorry Mr. Shed.

  12. Rob August 28th, 2008 4:00 pm

    Right on Al . Failure to say thank you is further evidence of the decline of a civil society. Whether it be for something as simple as holding the door open for someone,or something as difficult as the tab you do.Thank you should be an automatic reaction to any kind gesture.

  13. Nelson August 28th, 2008 6:04 pm

    Hey man, sorry to hear about ungrateful bummers…
    I might ask somethin’ someday but I just do it meself!

    Hell, I did Shipping up to Boston too!
    But I did it this way:

    See I just bar the second fret for it all!

  14. Ed August 28th, 2008 6:29 pm

    I now know slayer, rage against the machine and Metallica. This will really impress my metalhead friends

  15. Woodshed August 28th, 2008 8:20 pm

    zym: That’s what I do in real life.

    J: You lost me.

    Josh: Not at all.

    Alex: Thanks. And don’t give up arranging songs yourself.

    cbf: It was a really good request. Makes me think of all the stuff Ken Middleton has been doing recently.

    amber: Fames a bitch. It won’t be long now until the Scientologists start courting me.

    Lonna: Child suitable words? I don’t know many of those, but I’ll think on.

    Rob: Don’t get me started on the door thing…

    Nelson: That’s a much better way of doing it. I should have thought of that.

    Ed: I really should do more metal stuff. It’s always hilarious on the uke. I feel another riffs series coming on.

  16. Ed August 28th, 2008 8:23 pm

    I do agree so much, it’s brilliant when accompanied by an accordion or similar

  17. matt May 19th, 2009 5:58 am

    That’s a shame. Oh well, at least you tried, right? I guess I’m gonna have to tab sir duke myself…that’s hard though.

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