I am a hack ukelele strummer. I can strum chords. One thing I like to do is put my music library on shuffle, keep pressing next til a good ukeable tune comes up, then look up the chords in the tabs app, and then play the tune. Good for an hour of live music fun. Does anyone else have a similar pastime?
I've been writing, recording and playing all my life -- piano, guitar, drums and pretty much everything that you don't blow into or bow. Now that I've answered the question to avoid derailing the thread, what I'm really interested in is whether or not you'll share any of your ukulele recordings with us. I mean, c'mon, you can't write the above without letting us hear you play! I love the sound of ukulele.
I don't make recordings, it's gotta be live. I think of the time before recorded music, when the only way to get music is to play it yourself. Back in those days, people could sight read like monsters. To me, that is real musicianship. As I said, I am just a strummer, but for tunes I like, Althea for example, strumming and singingbalong is adequate.
How about you Chris++? I gather you are more of a pro?
Which reminds me, Ferg has hinted at a bonus tracks about his music career.
That would be so cool! Consider this a respectful request, then. And speaking of episodes Ferg owes us (well, he actually doesn't owe us sh*t), he and Sarah have forever hinted at a bonus episode about their time at Kay Bee. Perhaps my addressing Ferg in the third person like this, in spite of the fact that this is his forum, is an effective way of persuading him to get around to it, at least as opposed to "WELL??"
Speaking of vacation, my employer (Oracle) recently switched to "flex vacation". I strongly dislike it because how much vacation you get is entirely up to your individual manager. I happen to have a great manager right now, but re-orgs happen frequently and I could easily end up working for a manager who does not respect their employees as much. In that case, my ability to take PTO at all may be curtailed.
Now, don't get me wrong, I realize that most of my fellow Americans don't even get paid sick days, let alone PTO, so I am not complaining, but up until very recently my employer had a proper vacation policy, with an accrual schedule. On the whole, however, Oracle is an awesome place to work.