The Ukulele and Other Machines

by Buddha on the Moon



Here's another imaginary 7" single.

Ages ago, our friend Ian turned us on to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, who'd been banging out multi-uke renditions of popular and classical tunes since the mid-80's (I find it hard to call them a novelty act when they'd been doing what they're doing long enough to outlast any notion of novelty - and they're damned well entertaining!).

Fast forward to Xmas 2015, and Nancy gets me a uke, which I start playing like a 4-string guitar (which it kinda is and isn't - the chords that one plays on a guitar do kind of "work" on a ukulele, but it's like 5 steps higher or something).

Anyway, me being me, not being able to play anything straight and proper, I start putting the uke though all sorts of guitar effects, and we end up with a couple of cover versions: Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love" and Jefferson Airplane's "DCBA-25". Decidedly more dreampop than margaritaville (although now that I think about it, I should figure out how to play Kevin Ayers' fantabulous "Caribbean Moon" on the uke).


released July 10, 2016

Made by HK & Nancy using the ukulele and other machines.



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