365 DotU, Day 63: Hard Livin’ With Jenny Lewis And A Ukulele

Jenny Lewis is kind of amazing. She’s got an interesting voice, a kickass persona, and some serious songwriting chops. I love pretty much every song on, for example, her recent Acid Tongue (tunes ranging from the roughly sweet to the straight-up nasty, all brilliantly executed). I’ve wanted to sing the title track for a while now, so today I thought I’d give it a go. It’s actually a pretty simple song to play, and I can do it on the guitar, but because I decided to go without the choral backup, I thought it might be nice to use the ukulele instead. It gave me an excuse to change the key, too, which I really needed to do (my voice isn’t quite as high as hers, I’m afraid).

It’s not brilliant work, but I’m glad I got to sing the song. It’s something sort of fragile and strong at the same time, and I love the sound of it.

Ukulele strikes again! Bwahahahaha!

About L. M. Bernhardt

For a good long while (15 years or so), I taught philosophy at a little private university in northwest IA, and occasionally branched out into playing music, dabbling in photography, experimenting with food, and writing nonsense on my blog. The philosophy teaching part ended in 2017 (program elimination via prioritization), but never fear! I've just finished my MLIS at San Jose State University, and I'm currently on the market looking for new adventures in either philosophy or LIS. For now, I labor at a fairly interesting administrative job in order to support my dogs in the lavish manner to which they've become accustomed.
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