Megan plays "You and I" on ukulele


41 Responses to “Megan plays "You and I" on ukulele”

  1. squidish says:

    (to thraxamer)
    I’m hoping for the glass harmonica :)

    I just thought I’d take the first-post chance to boldly state my opinion.

  2. Fabio says:

    As an instrument, the ukulele sounds like a crappy plastic kid’s toy version of a guitar. The only redeeming elements of these videos are the cute girls.

    So, how’s about just post videos of cute girls instead?

  3. srsly says:

    ok, i’ll watch these but my heart belongs to julia nunes,,, she is a gigantic ukelele full of awesomeness and cute.
    my favorite cover of hers is here

  4. celeb8 says:

    Wow more ukulele videos. How new and fresh. How edgy and ironic. How… HW S THS CRP GTTNG GRNLT TS KLL PLZ GRDT T RCRDRS R SMTTHNG CHRST

    btw Mark <3 <3 <3 love you big fan etc

  5. celeb8 says:

    much love I’m a big fan

  6. Teresa Nielsen Hayden / Community Manager says:

    Okay. I want everyone who’s protesting all the ukelele videos to look at the list of related previous stories. It’s at the bottom of the main entry.

    Notice how every one of those stories had “ukelele” in its title? Notice how this story does too?

    If you don’t like stories about ukeleles, don’t read them!

    Thank you.

    This has been a message from the Obvious Clue Fairy.


    (Celeb8: Your comment is fine. It’s the “shouting in all-caps” thing that’s the problem. Please don’t do it.)

  7. Antinous / Moderator says:

    I, for one, welcome our new ukulele overladies, but if you’re taking requests, I’d like to see more contrabass balalaika.

  8. dculberson says:

    I think squidish is just making a protest; since video is 30fps photos and we know photos steal souls, then ukulele videos steal a lot of soul. Stop them! Before all the soul is stolen from ukuleles!

  9. Takuan says:

    one mahogany ukulele, one desk-top steam engine, hand made generator set, hand made amplifier with hand-blown tubes, hand-wound pick-ups, a few flourishes and viola: the steam-powered electric ukelele!

  10. yclept says:

    Thanks for that! It made such a bright spot in my otherwise flu-ridden miserable day. Maybe I will go apologize to some of the folks I affected with my dark mood earlier. I am smiling.

  11. Mark Frauenfelder says:

    Thanks for the comments! I’m glad so many people appreciate them. As for the folks who are angry that I’m posting them — well, you are just encouraging me to keep it up.

  12. trimeta says:

    Another vote for, or Fabio’s “cute girls without ukuleles” suggestion. Actually, an interesting alternative would be “cute girls with instruments we haven’t previously seen cute girls play on BoingBoing.” A new instrument each time would provide the variation necessary to make each post not completely identical to the 10 that preceded it.

  13. randrews says:

    For anyone else curious, the song is originally by Ingrid Michaelson, and can be purchased DRM-free (either the song or the whole album) at

  14. Anonymous says:

    You haven’t seen Ukulele pushed to the limits until you see Lucy Michell & The Velvet Lapelles. They’re big in Minnesota ;-)

  15. Mark Frauenfelder says:

    Love Iz. RIP.

  16. Anonymous says:

    this was really enjoyable. i like the song and megan’s voice was very pleasant. thanks for posting this.


  17. barrymcw says:

    For gods’ sake, DO NOT stop posting girls playing uke vids.

    Mark, I know where you live. Don’t make me do anything crazy (grin).

    I need these doses of adorable!

  18. arkizzle says:

    You Keh Lay Leez!


  19. arkizzle says:


  20. arkizzle says:

    A new instrument each time would provide the variation necessary to make each post not completely identical to the 10 that preceded it.

    And here I thought the girls did that. Silly me :)

  21. Bucket says:

    As a grizzled and jaded veteran of the Great Irony Wars, and who was totally into U2 back when they were cool, I say this, with no snark or sarcasm:

    I have enjoyed each of these videos and they’ve all made me a little bit happier for having seen them. Thank you.

  22. ThePoptimist says:

    Aww, these kids kind of stole my heart! How precious!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Steel drum?

    yes (sounds like a music box)

    how about a band that just plays these weird instruments?

  24. Takuan says:

    thanks for weighing in, glad you won’t have to twice.

  25. weewillie says:

    cute chicks and ukuleles… hmmmm
    We’ve got boingboing and we have BBtv and we have BBgadgets and we have BBoffworld – maybe we need

    I LOVE it!

    ps. – just my own personal favourite – cute girls with charangos?

  26. mostlybob says:

    contrary to a protest against uke videos, I’d like to toss another one in there. Molly, aka SweetAfton23 has a youtube account, natch, and comes with the personal endorsement of Jonathan Coulton himself:

    She’s even got a few of her tunes up for sale:

  27. usonia says:

    I love BoingBoing, but that does not mean we’re BFFs who love all the same stuff. To wit: ukeleles, girls playing ukeleles & paintings of naked girls and monkeys with ukeleles: wonderful? Not to me, but I’m fully won over by yous guy’s adoration of these things. I’mna go wash my eyes out with some Eames cruft now.

  28. tomston says:

    This is clearly not a patch on Sparky Deathcap:

    Who played a one-off spectacular ‘ukelele rock opera’ last week in Manchester. I submitted it but I guess since he’s not a girl and the video’s a bit grainy it doesn’t warrant a mention.

    Not that i’m bitter. Nope…

  29. Takuan says:

    heh heh! Yeah!

  30. Anonymous says:

    Bass clarinet, please. Plus cute girl if possible.

  31. ridl says:

    That was fun.

    But I second mbira. Here’s a start.

  32. Takuan says:

    mbira tres cool! is there an Orffian Gassenhauer? It would be a natural for mbira. You know, Musica Poetica fur Kinder, Badlands?

  33. ridl says:

    Arkie, you’re magic. I do believe “ukeladies” needs to be the tag for all these posts.

  34. squidish says:


  35. tuscadero says:

    How about some ukecandy for the ladies?

    There are a ton of cute boys with ukuleles on the youtubes, too. Wade Johnson, a.k.a. the male Julia Nunes. Seeso and Aldrine from Ukulele Underground are both quite adorable. And my new personal fave is a 13 year old from Sweden who goes by the tag EvilHamster95, I want to buy him cup a’ soup.

    For the record, I believe the next ironic instrument of choice will be the melodica. I’ve already seen the signs.

  36. TheDiversePurse says:

    Cute!But, when I first saw this, I thought she was gonna rock out to Rick James’ “You and I”. Haha.

  37. theawesomerobot says:

    There’s an awesome little band I know called Apollo Sunshine that plays a ukulele acoustic song called “U & I” – this post just reminded me of it, it’s really sweet.

    Really hard to find somewhere to listen to it (though their other stuff is good and easy to find)

    I found this

  38. Thraxamer says:

    Eh. No one’s making you watch them, Squidish.

    I’m just wondering what the next quirky instrument of choice will be. Concertina? Steel drum? Mbira?

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