365 DotU, Day 132 Wants To Haunt Your Nightmares With a Ukulele

Ehem. 2 posts on the same day. I am BACK! Hahaha!

Anyway, here’s another piece of my little ukulele project: “Dream A Little Dream Of Me.” It’s a classic, perhaps most famously covered by the Mamas & the Papas, but my inspiration for this version is obviously Eddie Vedder, who did a version of the song on his recent Ukulele Songs record. Vedder’s a much better ukulele player than I am, so his uke work is a lot more interesting than mine, but I kind of like how mine turned out. As usual, I HAD to speed it up; I really just can’t help myself. In this case, it’s because of the tried and true rule that a bad note briefly struck is more easily passed off as deliberate.


Anyway, here it is:

I really love this tune, and I’d love to do it again sometime with some shuffly, jazzy drums behind the uke (and maybe a bass line).


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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