Corner Laughers, Tomotaka Matsui: UkeTube

New videos from the Corner Laughers, GUGUG, The Sweet Hollywiians’ Tomotaka Matsui on lap steel ukulele and plenty more.

The Corner Laughers – Inner Archaeologist

GUGUG – Blockbuster

Tomotaka Matsui (Sweet Hollywaiians) – Lap Steel Ukulele

monkeyswithladders – Clones (We’re All)

Diane Rubio – Lulu’s Back in Town

ukuleighties – Material Girl

Perfect People – What You’re Told

modernloveisreal – God

gpm2945 – Deep River

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  1. Jake February 28th, 2009 5:47 pm

    Props to Herr Matsui & C. Laughers!

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  3. ronhale March 1st, 2009 3:02 am

    My ignorance knows no boundaries. Where have the Corner Laughers been hiding? Or have they always been out there, just waiting (with how many others?) to be discovered? Big time…

  4. Woodshed March 1st, 2009 9:31 am

    Jake: Have you ever seen a specific lap-steel ukulele like that before?

    ron: They’ve been around a while, but their debut album didn’t have much (or any) uke on it.

  5. jeff March 2nd, 2009 4:49 pm

    great site!
    i always find some good stuff here. thanks!
    -jeff

  6. Woodshed March 2nd, 2009 9:18 pm

    Thanks very much, Jeff.

  7. Khoi March 3rd, 2009 5:40 pm

    Ron Hale: I’m the bass player for the Corner Laughers. Thanks for the kind words (at least that’s how I am going to interpret it).

    Regarding Woodshed’s comment about the debut album not having much uke; there’s actually a lot of uke, it just doesn’t always sound like what you’d expect, due to Karla’s use of amps and effects and modern technology and whatnot.

    We have a new album coming out later this year that will have some more traditional ukulele playing (as evidenced by the video linked above) and also some crazy stuff that you would never guess was ukulele, but is. See our Myspace for a preview:

    http://www.myspace.com/cornerlaughers

  8. Woodshed March 3rd, 2009 10:48 pm

    Khoi: I stand corrected.

  9. Khoi March 3rd, 2009 11:04 pm

    Woodshed: No problem. Glad you liked the video. We’re working on a couple more as we speak.

  10. Jake March 6th, 2009 10:15 pm

    RE Lap Steel uke:

    Nope, never seen something like it, though I’ll let you in on a secret — if you set up a standard junker uke (even with nylon strings) with a high nut, you can play it Hawaiian guitar fashion and it sounds tres cool because of the super mellow nylon sound.

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