While My Ukulele Gently Weeps

`The unsexiest statement in the world is “I play ukulele”.  Here I am though, finally achieving my childhood dream of being a musician.  Oh I play ukulele…  it is just something I do for fun or to relieve tension.  I am no ukulele hero but I getting pretty good at it.

Admittedly, unless you are Eddie Vedder or Jake Shimabukuro it is hard to look cool playing the ukulele.  I play it every day with hopes that one day I can write a great ukulele opera.  It is not as easy as I thought.  Sure I have the basics down but for four strings there sure a lot of chords to learn.  I keep telling myself that one day I will write songs on it and sing them but right now my coordination is off.

To me it is a beautiful sounding instrument.  I describe the sound as the happiest sadness you will ever hear.  I know a few songs already, only one of which I can sing while playing.  I have posted a few videos on Facebook of my skills.  No calls from any record labels yet.

My friend who us a mom tagged in a photo on Facebook.  One of her children will be taking a ukulele appreciation class this year at school.  I instantly got excited to show him how to be the coolest kid in the class and want to show him how to play “I Fought the Law” by The Clash on ukulele.

Oddly enough he was nor as excited about the idea when I brought it up the other day.

I hope I can become really good at it and play it live.  I suppose I am a born entertainer with a fate of being poor forever.  Honestly, I have never had as much fun as when I am performing my comedy on stage so maybe I can get feeling playing ukulele for hipsters before they move on to the oboe.  In the meantime I will just annoy my friends by asking  “Hey can you guess what song this is?”

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