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i heart u2

well, i finally got a chance to pick up my uke today and I spent a few minutes working on "ring of fire" again. but I have to admit, I got pretty bored pretty fast with mr cash. So I went and looked for something else to test my strings (and fingers) on.

After a bit of poking around (I was unable to locate a uke version of "Bitch" by Meredith Brooks, which I think would be great on a ukulele) I found "One" by U2 which only takes 4 chords. This is a bit of a stretch up for me, since "Ring of Fire" only takes 3 (at least my version does) but I love U2 so I tried it.

And wow, I think I sound great! Awesome even! and then I thought, "what would this sound like to the loml?" So I played it again, listening with a more critical ear, at which point i realized that I have a lot in common with the American Idol rejects that are playing on television right now.

So I practiced some more, and more, until my fingers started to cramp. Which I find hilarious because its not like a ukulele takes brute strength to play or anything, but whatever.. I'm still learning.

The loml thinks I should get a "Ukulele for Beginners" book or something but I really don't want to get stuck playing "Row row row your boat" or "Here come the saints" or something like that. Not that I have anything against the Saints.

For them, this season, I also have nothing but love. Who DAT! Let's go superbowl!


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