Soko, Bruce Springsteen, Tripping Lily: UkeTube

It looks like Soko has retired from music making. Judging from her MySpace you’d think she’s given up on everything. But before that Shoot the Player recorded a session with her. Fittingly enough in a graveyard. If you need cheering up after that, check out StP’s session with the adorable Ben Lee and Tallest Man on Earth’s incredible version of Stepstone.

This week’s videos also include Tripping Lily (whose new album looks like it’s going to be a treat), Bruce Springsteen, Ukulele Ike (in a very strange clip) and Sarah Kinlaw continuing to be an astonishing songwriter.

Tripping Lily – You Say Hello

Ukulele Ike – Blame It On A Ukulele

Sarah Kinlaw – Wicked Ones

Bruce Springsteen – I Wanna Marry You

Hello Jodi – Busy Line

Todd Baio – Down By the Riverside

JenerallyxSpeaking – Curve to Your Smile

princesscago – She’s Got You

Soko – Why Don’t You Eat Me Now You Can

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  1. Byjimini May 16th, 2009 2:37 pm


  2. Marcus Anderson May 16th, 2009 3:20 pm

    Tripping Lilly was great. Loved the song and instrumentation.

  3. Cardboardfrog May 16th, 2009 5:08 pm

    tripping lily was pretty damn excellent, as was ukulele ike.
    noticing more and more uke players with tattoos, are we gathering a rebelious attitude?!
    i’m disappointed to hear soko’s quit the biz but i always recall her being better than she actually is… i wonder why…
    finally i think princesscago wins this weeks uke to cleavage ratio.

  4. todd May 16th, 2009 11:19 pm

    Thanks so much Al,

    I look forward to checking these out…..especially

    Sarah, Ike, Jodi, and the Boss….mostly just out of curiosity on that one!

    Cheers from AZ (where it is now about 107 degrees already :( )


  5. todd May 17th, 2009 5:40 am

    Great Picks Al….

    loved Sarah’s song as well as Jodi’s

    the ike tune was classic….I love his strummin’ style….

    even the boss is doin some folk-a-lele eh?

    Jenerally and princesscago…..You’ve got a line on all these young gals with jazzy voices :)

    definitely some ‘subscription worthy’ stuff….thanks :)

  6. Woodshed May 18th, 2009 10:19 pm

    Byjimini: That’s the first clip I’ve seen of Bruce with a uke. Looks like he’s been at it for a while.

    Marcus: They’re really slick (in a good way).

    cbf: I think my love of girls with tattoos might be swaying that perception.

    todd: Yeah, the jazzy voice thing gets me every time.

  7. Byjimini May 18th, 2009 10:25 pm

    My dad’s a massive Bruce fan, and even he jumped up from his chair when I mentioned the video of him playing a uke.

    One of my fav Bruce songs, too.

  8. Woodshed May 18th, 2009 10:39 pm

    Byjimini: It’s definitely a good one. But you can’t beat the Nebraska album.

  9. Tamster May 20th, 2009 1:28 am

    When I watched Jenerally Speaking’s video I kept wondering if she was in her bathtub or something due to the tiles in the back and the glass door to her side looks like a shower door. I’m probably not seeing things right, though.
    Was that Ukulele Ike video from a movie he did?

  10. Woodshed May 21st, 2009 3:26 pm

    Tamster: Quite a few people record in the bathroom – good acoustics.

    Apparently, the clip is from Take A Chance.

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