This is a blog about my ukulele misadventures. I thought it would be interesting to chronicle how a musical instrument has changed my life.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Suzanne Kramer Quartet

Caught the Suzanne Kramer Quartet yesterday in a small, eclectic bookstore in Glen Park (a little village in the outskirts of San Francisco).  Their lineup was mostly jazz standards, such as "Fly Me to the Moon," "All of Me," and "I Could Write a Book."  Suzanne has a great voice, perfect for singing the standards.  An awesome performance.  Would watch again.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Ukulele gift - a Kala KA-S

My co-worker gave me a new Kala KA-S ukulele. She bought it with the intent to learn how to play, but she just never had the time. So she gave it to me. This make and model ukulele has gotten pretty good reviews on Amazon as a starter ukulele.

I already have a few of these babies lying around. I really don't want to sell it, because it was a gift. So, I may just have to give it away.

I may just have to create a give-away contest. Any ideas?!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Brought the uke to work today

Uke, gig-bag, tuner... check-check-check.

After Monday's mayhem on BART, I was hesitant to bring my uke to work today.  I opted to bring the Kala KA-ST as a compromise.

A few of my colleagues and friends are going to Park Chalet in San Francisco along Ocean Beach for lunch, and will be jamming with a few friends over by the Ocean Beach area just across from the restaurant.  

Good times...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro is playing at Napa tonight.  If only I could go... his concerts are always fun and entertaining.

Today, Wednesday, July 13 8:00 pm
at the Napa Valley Opera House in Napa, CA
Napa Valley Opera House
1030 Main St.
Napa, CA 94581
(707) 226-7372  

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Kamaka survives riot - thanks to Ameritage case

Subtitle: "SF BART commute disrupted by protesters"

Last night was an interesting experience riding in public transportation in San Francisco. The Civic Center and 16th Street BART stations were closed due to demonstrators protesting the recent fatal shooting of a transient man by BART police.

Protesters boarded my train... with me and my Kamaka inside... and BART-PD and SFPD with riot gear in full effect.  Geez...

Remembering Sherwood Schwartz

Scherwood Schwartz is the creator of my favorite childhood tv shows "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch." It is sad to hear that Mr Schwartz died of natural causes this morning at the age of 94.

From "a three-hour tour" to "until the one day when the lady met this fellow" you truly will be missed. Thank you for the memories.

Rest in peace.