Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Jake 'n' Tim

Hot *d@mn* we're excited for TED 2010!

Jake "uke-god" Shimabukaro's talk has been getting a lot of buzz (at least in my tiny internet world). Here's some snippets of an interview with Jake by Mark Frauenfelder at the conference:



If you liked this, you should listen to Jake play Let's Dance.

Of course for most of us non-Hawaiians (what would Obama think?), Tiny Tim's the man who comes to mind when you speak of the uke. I was fortunate enough to see Tim's 2nd to last performance at a private party at work.

While Tiny Tim may not have possessed Jake's virtuoso fingers, his dada-esque in-your-face-ness is admirable--and it's clear that Tim and Jake shared a certain zest for life:



God bless us, every one!

4 comments:

  1. Tiny Tim's bio on wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiny_Tim_%28musician%29) is worth a read. A rare bird! Apparently some of a walking musical encyclopedia. Funny thing is I heard this son on the radio not too long ago....

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  2. "song on the radio", that is....

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  3. Tiny Tim came to my office and played for my friend's birthday ... it was his second-to-last public performance. He passed on very soon afterwards. He looked terrible, to be truthful, but it was a wonderful show.

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    1. You never told me this....how did it happen that he played for a pal's birthday? Did you interact with him at all. I've read he was very, um, eccentric....

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