Archive for June, 2021

Ryan Adams – Stars Go Blue and Semisonic – Closing Time (Tabs)

Ryan Adams – Stars Go Blue/Semisonic – Closing Time (Tabs) Following up Bob Dylan with another “Blue” song: When the Stars Go Blue by Ryan Adams (one of the many sensitive singer-songwriters I listened to who turned out to be a full-time shithead). Although it was a bigger hit when Bono and The Corrs covered […]

Bob Dylan – Tangled Up in Blue (Tabs)

Bob Dylan – Tangled Up in Blue (Tab) There are at least five options when it comes to the best Bob Dylan album. And I’ve cycled through all of them. But currently it’s Blood on the Tracks. So here’s an arrangement of the opening track. This tab is very straightforward. It’s mostly strummed with a […]

Uketube: Backyard Revival, Todd Rundgren

Watch on YouTube Tracklist The Backyard Revival – Boiling Point Julián Rodríguez – Por una cabeza Taimane – Phonkytown Bobby Alu and Foloi Iulia – Falealili Uma Alida McKeon – SALT Abe Lagrimas, Jr. – Take The A Train Todd Rundgren – Bang on the Drum guardin – i think you’re really cool Brittain Ashford […]

Mouse Rat – 5,000 Candles in the Wind (Parks and Rec)(Tabs)

Mouse Rat – 5,000 Candles in the Wind (Bye, Bye Lil Sebastian)(Tabs) I hope you brought a change of clothes because your eyes are about to piss tears thanks to Andy Dwyer’s heartbreaking tribute to Li’l Sebastian. The trickiest part of playing this is fighting through the tears. There are also some quick bits of […]

Joan Osborne – One of Us (Tabs)

Joan Osborne – One of Us (Tab) Back when I spent entire days watching MTV, this song and More Than Words made up a good 30% of the airtime. I got heartily sick of it at the time. But I’ve mellowed on it. The tune is very simple. Four chords and the melody doesn’t go […]

The Kinks – Sunny Afternoon (Tabs)

The Kinks – Sunny Afternoon (Tab) I had always assumed the first verse was mocking George Harrison’s Taxman. But it appears Sunny Afternoon was released a couple of months before Taxman. So phenomenally rich people moaning about taxes must have been the rage at the time. Thank god that’s over. The tune starts off with […]

UkeTube: Kekoa Kane, Dot Allison

Watch on YouTube Tracklist Kekoa Kane Trio – He U’i – Cleopatra’s Dream Dot Allison & Zoë Bestel – Can You Hear Nature Sing Julián Rodríguez – Hene Kala’e Camarillo & Mika Kane – Maunaleo Yohanna Liang – Kaibutsu Jonathan Lewis – Tears in the Rain Donald Bousted – Modernism is Dead Long Live […]

Sonic the Hedgehog – Green Hill Zone (Tab)

Masato Nakamura – Green Hill Zone (Tab) This Sega classic by Masato Nakamura starts off with the hardest bar in the entire arrangement. And it’s such an iconic run there’s not much scope to change it. Here’s an alternative arrangement. The upside is that it ends with your fingers in the right position for the […]

Taskmaster Theme (Tab)

The Horne Section – Taskmaster Theme (Tab) A short and sweet one I worked out while watching the New Zealand version of Taskmaster. I recommend it if you enjoy the UK version (while I’m recommending things: New Zealand Today). The theme is mostly just chords with a few notes picked out. The tricky bit comes […]

Iris Dement – Our Town (Tabs)

Iris Dement – Our Town (Tabs) Amazingly, Our Town was the first song that Iris Dement wrote and she came up with the lyrics from beginning to end with no editing. Another fact I learned researching this song: The Goo Goo Doll’s Iris was named after her. This arrangement is based on the original. But […]