The Vespers, Stephin Merritt: UkeTube

In this week’s selection includes the smiley Vespers, the grumpy Stephin Merritt (taking some time off from crazy golf to play uke), the Dubliny acoustic hip hopping Original Rudeboys and right-angley Walk off the Earth.

The Vespers – Flower Flower

Stephin Merritt – Andrew in Drag

Thanks to Paul C

The Original Rudeboys – Travelling Man

Baron and Heavy – Old Man

Walk off the Earth – Little Boxes

Humming House – Gypsy Django

Sparrow – Maybe Baby

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17 Comments

  1. David March 24th, 2012 3:34 pm

    Oh look… there’s me in the background of the Stephin Merritt crazy golf picture. :)

  2. David March 24th, 2012 3:37 pm

    I should add that I made him laugh – which I think makes me Indie Hipster of the Year, no?

  3. Woodshed March 24th, 2012 4:43 pm

    David: I think that makes you a miracle worker!

  4. Tim March 25th, 2012 1:01 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlgNuEUpB90

    hmmmm. I guess the cardboard set is becoming a meme.

    The Humming House album is a winner, highly recommended.

  5. Oscar Espitia March 25th, 2012 5:11 pm

    Fabulous starting with humming house… I recently wrote… do you followed my recommendation?
    now I’m waiting ‘Gypsy Django’ with cravings… and ask them to take into consideration other as ‘Breakfast’ also of Humming House

  6. Woodshed March 26th, 2012 9:31 am

    Tim: Thanks for the link.

    Oscar: Yeah, thanks for bringing them to my attention.

  7. Oscar Espitia March 26th, 2012 3:07 pm

    well… and I leave a link

  8. The0R4NG3 March 27th, 2012 3:40 am

    I feel obliged to ask for a write up of Andrew in Drag. Best song of the year (so far) for me. Would love that SO much! Thanks in advance – J.

  9. Oscar Espitia March 27th, 2012 3:43 am
  10. Woodshed March 27th, 2012 9:46 am

    The0R4NG3: Check your email!

    Oscar: Thanks! I’ve put it up here.

  11. sanford(andsong) March 29th, 2012 7:30 pm

    Andrew in Drag is the best thing i’ve heard this year as well (how he manages to write a lyric that’s simultaneously funny and heartbreaking, I just don’t understand). Tho the above solo uke performance is nice, don’t miss out on hearing the cd track itself.

  12. Woodshed March 29th, 2012 10:54 pm

    Sanford: I like the album version, but I do like this one a lot more.

  13. Eleanore March 31st, 2012 4:02 pm

    Hey! This is kind of a weird thing to ask, but I’ve worked out chord progression and even the tuning for the ukulele part, but I can’t work out the picking pattern for this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m27V_uTFOKk&ob=av3e
    Can anyone help me?
    Thanks very much!

  14. Hannah April 1st, 2012 9:07 pm

    link!
    It’d be swell if somebody’d look at it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yuVe_RmCiY

  15. cardboardfrog April 2nd, 2012 4:46 pm

    Woodshed, would you please write up the chords for andrew in drag at some point in the future?
    Pleeeeeeeease!

  16. Woodshed April 2nd, 2012 5:50 pm

    cbf: It’s coming up tomorrow.

  17. Iain April 3rd, 2012 4:13 pm

    The Vespers a big hit with my kids. Watched that video a dozen times now.

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