Monday, April 02, 2007


The second conflaguration of the Riverside Ukulele Liberation Front spilt int overtime, in part because the lengthy tuning session at the beginning, I guess and in part because I kept asking if anyone had anything to play after I knew we had reached 3PM, our scheduled ending time. We had four new people. Carl, an older guy (probably a little older than me, actually) who brought his 8-string Lanakai and did a classical piece and a latin piece to play. Kurt, a local press photog that I've known for awhile but don't see very much. I invited him once during a chance encounter walking the Roob. He and I had been hiking two different routes when we crossed paths at the top. He joined me on my way down and we started talking about music and pretty soon, he was yearning to play the uke.

Two teens showed up. Friends of Leemo (Blowhard Canary's new nom de blogue).

'Twas a good afternoon.


vivage said...

Hey, I have a question about the Uke Liberation Front name. Is that copywrited to someone else?

Donita said...

Maybe the tuning time could be a little more structured. We did a lot of chatting while tuning. Anyway, two hours isn't enough time when you're having fun.

And boy, I could listen to you and Bill sing all day.

Brother Atom Bomb of Reflection said...

I think it was a combination of newbies and Chuck coming in late. Maybe we should have a group tuning, followed by playing, followed by a group tuning.

vivage said...

Maybe you ought to have everyone email the group with whatever music and let everyone print and bring the music instead of passing it all out.

Or set all the music up on tables so everyone can grab a copy. And maybe have people tune up prior to the start so you guys can have a full 2 hours playing?

It's a shame to spend 30 mins gabbing/tuning and talking instead of playing.

Donita said...

I think setting the music on a table is a good idea. Tuning beforehand is also a good idea but the newbies might have a little trouble. I think we can just get it done faster.

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