UkeTube: Rocky and Balls

I try not to feature two videos from the same act in a week, so I’m fudging it by having one video from Rocky and Balls and one from just Rocky or Balls (I give it about 3 weeks until they’re on Boing Boing). Along side them are plenty of old friends (including GUGUG, Jake Wildwood, the Bobby McGees and Rod Thomas doing a mashup of Same Old Lines and The Sign) and new faces (including Olivier Ruldry with some seriously smooth picking).

And I wanted to post this video because those two are superstars. But, well, I really hope she thinks she’s singing about lollipops.

Rocky and Balls – Beard Song

Rocky and Balls – I Heart You Online

Olivier Ruldry – Ukulailah

Eleanor McGee – Birdsong

Jake Wildwood – Merganser

Mark Occhionero – One For My Baby

Rod Thomas – I Saw The Same Old Lines

GUGUG – I Am The Fly

The Ukettes – All the Way Home

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11 Comments

  1. Jake February 22nd, 2009 12:33 am

    Thanks for the props!

  2. William February 22nd, 2009 7:10 am

    I am totally growing a beard now! x]

  3. Woodshed February 22nd, 2009 4:09 pm

    Jake: You’re welcome. Thanks for the video.

    William: I don’t think any amount of songs could convince me to do something as insane as growing a beard.

  4. Mark Occhionero February 22nd, 2009 7:10 pm

    Woodshed,

    Thank you so much for the post and the recognition. this is just a song that I’ve loved for a long time, that took me forever to arrange. Thanks.

  5. Alf February 22nd, 2009 11:26 pm

    Woodshed: Is growing a beard really substantially more insane than regularly expending time and effort dragging a sharp blade across your face and throat?

  6. William February 23rd, 2009 4:29 am

    I second that =]

  7. byjimini February 23rd, 2009 8:19 pm

    I love the Beard Song; the chords sound almost Formby-ish and the lyrics something like Dylan.

    To me, anyway.

  8. Woodshed February 23rd, 2009 10:00 pm

    Mark: You’re very welcome. I always learn a great deal from your arrangements.

    Alf and William: Yes it definitely is.

    byjimini: Formby style covers of Dylan songs – now there’s an idea.

  9. byjimini February 23rd, 2009 10:05 pm

    There is an idea indeed.

    I bagsie Rollin’ Stone!

  10. Time March 9th, 2009 11:38 pm

    Tabs for the Beard Song, pleeaze. I am a green green Uke noob, that can’t seem to find the motivation (or time) to learn it. But, i would fully devote the time to learn that!

  11. Woodshed March 10th, 2009 9:32 pm

    Time: D – D7 – G – Gm – D – Ebdim(2323) – G – A

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