Category Archives: A Monumental and Daunting Task

A Challenge Comes To An End

Once upon a time, I thought I would give myself homework so that I could learn a) how to play the guitar and some of the other instruments in my arsenal better, b) how to use recording technology more effectively, … Continue reading

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365 DotU Has Returned to UkuleleLand WITH A VENGEANCE

So, as I mentioned in the last entry in the series, I’m working on some songs for a little project — lullabies, sweet stuff, that sort of thing. I decided I was going to follow three rules for this one: … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 129: Back Again From The Dead!

So, yeah — I seem to have gotten sidetracked. Who knew that it would be so difficult to find the time to record crappy covers of otherwise decent songs and post them on the internet? Ehem. Anyway, to celebrate the summer … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 128 Needs Lip Gloss and A Gallon of Aquanet STAT

This entry in the challenge exists for exactly 2 reasons: 1) I needed a simple song to use to demonstrate my new “skill”: I can now play the harmonica badly AND play the guitar badly… …wait for it… ….AT THE … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 127 Has Come Over All Jazzy

I admit it — I got all inspired by the Jazz and Blues Festival in Cherokee this weekend, and sat down and looked for jazzy tunes to try out the pipes on. Problem 1: Effin’ jazz chords, man. Jaysus. Solution: … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 126 Has Broken Up With The Police

You know how it is. They’re all needy and law-and-ordery, you’re all free-wheeling and fun. It just didn’t work out. Ehem. Today’s trip into coverworld is a lesson in stuff I can’t play. I’m getting a little better, I think … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 125 Wishes You A Happy New Year (Again)

You know, when I started this little challenge, I had the (thoroughly ridiculous) notion that I could actually do it in one year. I figured I’d front load a bit — you know, do a few songs in a single … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 124 Has A Twinkle In Its Eye

Whew! Been a while, eh? Well, busy busy, excuses excuses, etc. Today’s offering is offered with just a little sort-of guilt. As I shoveled my driveway yesterday, Gillian Welch came up in my iPod, and she had a message for … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 123 Thinks You’re Swell

I’ve always had a soft spot for that sweet old swing stuff. It just works for me, in ways that some other forms of music don’t. There’s a kind of joyful energy about the best of it, infectious and driving … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 122 Will Be Your Huckleberry

As you may know by now, Iowa-born-and-raised singer Andy Williams passed away this week at the ripe old age of 84. He had a long career as a crooner, and was well known for a number of rather sweet hits. … Continue reading

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