Paolo Nutini, Savannah Smith: UkeTube

Favourite video this week is a short and sour song from Savannah Smith. There’s only 1 minute and 13 seconds of it so I highly recommend listening to it five times in a row. Credit goes to Bossa for turning me onto Savannah and helping me to convince her to do a video for this song.

Also this a reet-petiting good time from Paolo Nutini, a Daniel Johnston cover with belated ukulele from Mates of State, Tift Merritt’s drummer and plenty more besides.


Savannah Smith – Ventriloquism

Herschel Stratego – We’re Gonna Get Married

Paolo Nutini – Pencil Full of Lead

Sarah King – Stealing

Joy Rachelle – Guard Down

Mates of State – True Love Will Find You in the End

David’s Lyre – You’ve Got the Love/Starry Eyed

Tift Merritt / Zeke Hutchins – Evel Knievel

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  1. John LeDrew June 26th, 2010 7:50 pm

    hey woodshed i was watching toy story 3 yesterday and it was a great movie like almost all pixar movies and i have recently noticed that they have included ukes in some of their movies like in the movie Up there is one above their fireplace and there is also one in toy story 3 when they all get to the daycare and tip over the box theres one at the bottom of the box and i thought it was kind of cool

  2. Bossarocker June 27th, 2010 4:55 pm

    Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? Looking forward to hearing more from Sav! I also enjoyed Sarah King, Paolo Nutini & Herschel Stratego. Hersch is your second wedding reference in less than a week – is there something you’re not telling us?

  3. Woodshed June 27th, 2010 8:53 pm

    John: Thanks for the heads up on that.

    Bossa: I’m marrying my ukulele.

  4. Howlin' Hobbit June 28th, 2010 6:54 pm

    I’m not marrying my ukulele. We’re just shackin’ up.

    Meanwhile, back on topic, Paolo Nutini done rocked my world. Wonder if he’d loan me his Vipers for a little bit?

    Lots of other good ones in this bunch, but Paolo takes the coveted *cough* “Howlin’ Hobbit Award For Excellence In Swinging Tunes Featuring Ukulele.”

    (There would be a plaque for the award but engraving is charged by the letter and the name is too long.)

  5. Lukey June 28th, 2010 7:47 pm

    I’m lovin’ David’s Lyre even though it’s quite clearly a uke.
    I think you should listen to/do a post on these guys. They are from Brighton after all…
    http://www.hundredlittlereasons.com/

  6. Woodshed June 28th, 2010 10:19 pm

    Hobbit: Is that the award all the kids are calling HHAFEISTFU?

    Lukey: I was surprised to like the David’s Lyre video. Can’t stand either of those two songs.

    Hundred Little Reasons need to do some videos. I like them enough to put a video up but not enough to do a whole post on them.

  7. Howlin' Hobbit June 28th, 2010 10:24 pm

    Ha! Yes, that’s the very one.

    (Just where are these kids anyway?)

  8. CharlesHugh June 28th, 2010 11:30 pm

    I’m “these kids”, just the other day at school my friends and I were discussing who would be the lucky winner of the HHAFEISTFU.

  9. alec June 29th, 2010 2:05 pm

    Steve Martin on the shortage of periods:

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1372746/posts

  10. Dan July 10th, 2010 7:05 pm

    John, there’s also a uke in Toy Story 2 in the flashback when the cowgirl doll is singing her song.

  11. John LeDrew July 16th, 2010 10:04 pm

    oh cool i guess i will have to check that out

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