Monday, June 13, 2011

Dueling Ukes

I recently went to a string instrument recital at the school where my wife, M, is learning to play the guitar.

First up was an old guy playing a ukulele.* When he was finished playing he left the recital room and was followed by...

a cute little 7 or 8-year-old girl who also played the uke and sang a song.

Soon after she began playing the old guy returned to the room to watch. That's when I came to the sudden realization that there might be some kind of rivalry going on between the pair as the gentleman slowly glided across the floor, inching toward the video camera that had been set up to capture the students' performances... 
and positioned himself smack dab in the middle of the video camera lens view. Now when the kid and her parents pop the video or DVD in their player at home to relive the magic, all they'll see is the back of some old dude's head.

Somebody has got to show these two Jake Shimabukuro's TED video.

*Unless you say ukelele (ü--kə-ˈlā-lē as opposed to yü-kə-ˈlā-lē)  than it's "an ukelele" I guess.

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