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ikitnrev
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Joined: Jul 27, 2002
Posts: 1305
From: D.C. / Virginia
Posted: 2008-03-09 3:29 pm   Permalink

I like the music of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, and a few references on TC show a few others of you think so too. I spent the last hour or so being greatly entertained by the following videos. Enjoy!

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3gp7B8WC4Q

Variations of Handel .... quite amazing and beautiful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP7F8P1ZtD0

David Bowie's 'Life on Mars' with Sinatra and a few others added in
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxCj2MO02AE

Smells Like Teen Spirit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXVdNKciP94&feature=related

Theme from Shaft
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfK-UzQ48JE

Lou Reed's 'Satellite of Love'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEdH1tNP51Q

Orange Blossom Special (with some classic rock riffs)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H18aK9HhNSM

Here is the website for the band
http://www.ukuleleorchestra.com/main/home.aspx


[ This Message was edited by: ikitnrev 2008-03-10 06:19 ]


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pablus
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Posted: 2008-03-10 05:59 am   Permalink


Mahalo for those.

The Handel link is fouled in there somewhere. But I found the piece anyway.


 
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ikitnrev
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Posted: 2008-03-10 06:19 am   Permalink

Thanks Pablus .... the Handel link is now corrected.



 
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Dr. Zarkov
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
Posts: 346
Posted: 2008-03-16 1:54 pm   Permalink

My wife and I saw them at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2005 and fell in love with them. I have two of their CDs. I sure wish they would tour the states some time. Theirs is the only version of "McArthur Park" I've ever been able to listen to with enjoyment.

BTW, that year I had a Tiki lounge radio show on Festival FM, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival's official radio station (I also had shows on Radio Free Burning Man in 2002 and 2003 as well, but that's another story).

The Brits working at the station thought I was the weirdest cat they'd ever seen, with my Aloha shirts, lei, straw hat with goggles affixed to the crown (if you've been to Burning Man, you know why the goggles. One DJ I was working with asked me on the air why I had goggles on my hat. I told him it was in case a sudden dust storm should arise. "But we don't have dust storms in Edinburgh, Dr. Zarkov," he said. "I was misinformed," I replied.)

The station manager, who was my age (mid 50s) loved my shows but the younger DJs had no conception of Tiki culture and thought my mixture of old jazz, Hawaiian music and Western swing was the equivalent of playing Glenn Miller on the air. Of course, their idea of hip, cutting-edge music was late '70s Fleetwod Mac, Dee-Lite from the early '90s, "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life" and "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles.


 
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