The "Beatles Complete on Ukulele
" is an ambitious and awesome blog. They've posted three MP3s of Beatles songs so far. Here's Fiona Silver doing "Run for Your Life
Run For Your Life is the final song on The Beatle's creative breakthrough album, 1965's Rubber Soul.
They put it last for very good reasons.
While not the worst Beatle song it might be the worst one written and sung by John.
Consider the unfortunate first line.
"I'd rather see you dead little girl than to be with another man."
Happily, the culture has come a long way baby since 1965.
The Beatles Complete On Ukulele is a web based project by Roger Greenawalt and David Barratt where they will
A) Record & perform on ukulele all 185 original compositions by The Beatles with 185 guest singers/artists.
B) Write essays to coincide with each release.
C) Make available for download one new recording and essay every Tuesday for 185 weeks, beginning January 20, 2009 (Inauguration Day) and climaxing July 24, 2012 (The eve of the London Olympics)."
Buffet's recording is actually song three of 185. The first two are that old ukulele chestnut While My Guitar Gently Weeps, performed by Dandelion Wine, and Oh Darling, sung by Kathena Bryant of The Hippynuts.
Bass player/instructor Adam Neely explores the fastest “useful” music that humans can play. It’s a fascinating topic, really, especially how he, and scientists/musicologists, frame the question around what’s musically “useful.” And yes, speed metal is considered “useful.”
This peppy little cover by Postmodern Jukebox turned out quite nicely.
The great Ray Manzarek makes magic on the Fender Rhodes as he reveals the musical evolution of the classic Doors song. (Don’t blink or you’ll miss guitarist Robby Krieger.) (via Laughing Squid)
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