Category Archives: Garage Band is the BOMB

365 DotU, Day 134 Is Really Tired Now…

I’ve been cranking out little ukulele covers like a machine this weekend, and I think I’m going to take a few days off after this one, because my fingers hurt and my voice is busted. Note to self: Don’t play … Continue reading

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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 … 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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Still riding that learning curve…

So, once upon a time (back in February 2013), I took up the February Album Writing Challenge (sort of), and I wrote and recorded a bunch of songs. Most of them were, well, meh. There were one or two, though, … Continue reading

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Time To Let It Go…

So I finished recording and writing the songs, fine. I just couldn’t stop, though. I’ve been fussing with the recordings. I think I’ve finally got them to “passable demo” status. Here’s the new, re-mixed, re-mastered, re-messed-with “album”: I think that, … 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 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 119 Is Walking Backwards In Its Hometown

I’ve already nattered on to everyone and sundry about how awesome Gillian Welch and David Rawlings are. I am grateful to have encountered the music they make, and totally awed by how they make it. Welch’s The Harrow and the … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 118 is Feeling A Bit Crowded

House, that is. Neil Finn and company. Woohoo! This is yet another in the long list of bands that my proto-hipster teenage self couldn’t attach herself to, even though she loved it. It’s another one of those hipster-blocked early loves … Continue reading

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