Thursday, March 24, 2011

Times Are Gettin' Hard

Not long ago, I posted a video of Taimane Gardner  showing an exotic and mysterious side of the ukulele.

Here is another side of the ukulele showing a more subdued mood. It features my pal, Todd,  who posted this on YouTube a month or so ago. He sings an old folk song called "Times Are Gettin' Hard." Its mood and message fit these times we find ourselves in right now....


Reya Mellicker said...

I love this! Such a beautiful, simple, haunting song. I think I'll post it on Facebook.

You're really getting me interested in the uke. Thanks, Dan!

Dan Gurney said...

Hi, Reya, that song managed to get stuck in my ears. Sign of the times I guess. The last time the uke got big were times like these... the twenties and thirties.

I know you tried to bass earlier. If you like to sing, I'm gonna guess that you'd like the uke a lot more. Don't get me wrong: the bass is an awesome instrument and every ensemble needs a bass to hold things together. But the uke puts a smile on your face.