Finest girl in the world

· Cheeses & Tequila, I'm in Love with a Girl, Musicology, ukulele stories

My partner in Cheese and Tequila, Bill DeRouchey, has been busy putting us up all over the interwebs, so as a followup to that vimeo embed from yesterday of Bill singing the punk classic Anarchy in the UK, here’s a youtube video of the second song from our Ukepalooza set, Big Star’s “I’m in Love with a Girl” (by Alex Chilton, R.I.P.), which I semi-inaudibly dedicated to the lovely B, who could not be there:

That little bit between the two “All that a man can do…” bridges may be first ever live recorded solo.

My life, cheeses and tequila

· Anarchy in the UK, Cheeses & Tequila, Musicology, Songs for Beginners, ukulele stories

Samantha Soma, the lovely the talented bride of my partner in ukulele crime, Bill DeRouchey, shot some footage of our Ukepalooza act at WebVisions, where we debuted our duo act known as Cheeses and Tequila.

Bill has now chopped it up into four video segments (one for each song) and posted them to Vimeo, so here’s our opening tune, “Anarchy in the UK”:

It was our first performance together after rehearsing mainly over the internet, so be gentle! :D

Uncle John's, second arrangement

· Uncle John's Band

I’ve been working out the intro and basic melody part on the baritone uke and guitar, so in my usual spirit of laying down tracks before I’ve even got my new parts rehearsed, here’s a funky-stoopit little instrumental take with melody part (mostly drowned out after the intro – you’ll thank me) on the bari uke and fuzzy chords on the tenor. i’ll add bass tones to the arrangement on my guitar once i get these parts played smoothly (which hasn’t happened yet).