Ukulele Lately Ep. 16: Walter Bates and the Reno Uke Festival

This week’s episode was a looooooooooooooooong time in production. Finally I was able to just sit down and get it edited and uploaded. This episode focused on an interview I had (back in April) with Walter Bates, who graciously shared his experience at the Reno Ukulele Festival.

Links referenced:
Gordon Mayer: Mya-Moe WebsiteYouTube Channel, and Birth of a Mya-Moe YouTube Series
Gerald Ross: Website and YouTube Channel
Jim DeVille: Website and YouTube Channel
Daniel Ho: Website and YouTube Channel
Heidi Swedberg: Website and YouTube Channel

Intro Audio Clips:
Where Have You Been (Cimorelli’s cover of Rhianna)
Since You’ve Been Gone (Kelly Clarkson)
Welcome Back, Kotter! (TV Show Theme Song)

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Ukulele Lately Ep. 15: Artist Highlight (Trench, 3T2H, DATS, Ukulele Teacher) & Audio Software

This week’s episode seeks to make up for the long delay since last post by doing four artist highlights: Trench, 3T2H, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, and the Ukulele Teacher; along with part two of audio software.

Shout-outs were given to Malc (for part two of his audio recording software question) and Walter (who will hopefully be available as a “field reporter” for the Reno Uke Festival happening 4/24 – 4/27).

Links referenced during the show:
6th Annual Reno Uke Festival
Trench: Vine Profile
3T2H: L’Autostop and Djangology au ukulele manouche
Danielle Ate the Sandwich: Dream A Little Dream Of Me and Website
Ukulele Teacher: YouTube Channel and Postcards from Italy
Adobe Audition
Audacity
Blue Microphones NESSIE Adaptive USB Condenser Microphone, Cardioid (Full Disclosure: I am an Amazon Associate, so if you purchase a Blue microphone via this link, I will get a commission.)

So this is Boy...creative name, eh?
So this is Boy…creative name, eh?

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Ukulele Lately Ep. 14: Special Shout-Out (Chad Weldy) & Special Guest (Glenda Weldy)

This week’s podcast took a time-out from our usual routine of an artist highlight and also from wrapping up my part 2 answer regarding recording software, for blog subscriber Malc. This was a family-oriented podcast, and by that I mean it was focused on two members of my family: Chad Weldy (who turns 40 today) and Glenda Weldy (whom I interviewed…well, I’m sure there was Q/A somewhere in the midst of all that laughter).

Shout-out was given to: my niece Lauren (Chad’s daughter) for doing my opening; my brother Chad (Happy Birthday!).

Links referenced during the show:
Blue News (A Song Parody for Chad’s 40th)
Burl Ives: On The Front Porch (Movie: Summer Magic)
Circle of Fifths Image

After listening to this episode be sure to let me know what did you thought. Can Mama and I really be trusted to do a podcast this summer? Or will there be too much laughter? ;) Send me a tweet (@UkeLately) or and email (lweldy@ukulelelately.com) or a oomment to the blog and let me know. You can also go to iTunes/Stitcher to rate/review the podcast.

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Every time I come home, Mama likes to pretend I'm famous and covertly take my picture...
Every time I come home, Mama likes to pretend I’m famous and covertly take my picture…

 

Lucy and Ethel...I mean, Mama and Me...
Lucy and Ethel…I mean, Mama and Me…

Ukulele Lately Ep. 13: Artist Highlight (The Flamin’ Mamies), Bushman…again & Audio Recording Devices

This week’s episode highlighted Bandcamp Page, the Bushman contest…yet again, and equipment I use to do my recordings for episodes and my ukulele music.

Shout-outs were given to Ladywegs (iTunes commenter) and Malc (website commenter)

Links referenced during the show:
The Flamin’ Mamies: Bandcamp Page and Cow Cow Boogie YouTube Video
Bushman Ukulele Contest
Podcast Answer Man: if you’re ever interested in doing your own podcast…START HERE ;)
Griffin iTalk Recorder (this is a link to the premium one…there is also a free one for download)
Blue Microphones NESSIE Adaptive USB Condenser Microphone, Cardioid (Full Disclosure: I am an Amazon Associate, so if you purchase a Blue microphone via this link, I will get a commission.)

Jam session with my nieces and nephews last weekend.
Jam session with my nieces and nephew last weekend.
Don't be fooled...there wasn't any MUSIC going on here! ;)
Micah Weldy: Don’t be fooled…there wasn’t much MUSIC going on here! ;)

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Ukulele Lately Ep. 12: Two Original Songs & Bushman “Contest”?

This week’s episode was delayed until today for a special reason: it’s my brother’s birthday! Two original songs were played: one regarding our girls’ basketball team winning state for the fourth year in a row; and one as a gift for my brother, Lance. The Bushman Ukulele Contest was referenced again…this time not in such a good context.  Do some investigative reporting and let me know what you find out about them. ;)

Shout-out was all about my brother, Lance, today…He’s 37! Happy birthday, Lancey! I love you!

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Ukulele Lately Ep. 11: Artist Highlight (The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain; Elissa Bruce) & Strap Happy

This week’s episode is a couple of days late, but here nonetheless! We focused on two artists (The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and Elissa Bruce), along with the option of using a strap for your ukulele. Part of the strap discussion referenced another ukulele podcast called OokTown Ukulele Podcast.

Shout-Out was given to Dylan Stanley. Thanks for the encouragement Dylan!

Links referenced on the show:
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain: Website and The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Elissa Bruce: Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Hix Brothers Music: Ukulele Straps
OokTown Ukulele Podcast

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Ukulele Lately Ep. 10: Artist Highlight (Lisa Hannigan; Me?) & Ukulele Tricks

This week’s episode focused on one artist Lisa Hannigan and one pseudo-artist, myself! There was also a spotlight given to Brett McQueen and his help with the uke community through his website Ukulele Tricks.

Shout-out was given to my oldest niece, Lauren who suggested way back in the beginning that I play my own original song on one of the episodes. I hope you all enjoy this creepy-funny song, The Stalker Song. If not, well we’ll blame Lauren. ;) Sorry for the poor quality in the recording!

Links referenced during the show:
Lisa Hannigan: Website and I Don’t Know and Blue Moon Cover
Brett McQueen: Ukulele Tricks and YouTube Channel

I celebrated this tenth episode with ten sound clips focused on that number or words beginning with “ten”.  Here’s the list in case you didn’t recognize them:
1) Ten Commandments (Movie)
2) The Tennessee Waltz
3) Kid Snippets Math Class
4) Speaker Boehner
5) 10,000 Reasons (Matt Redman)
6) Rin Tin TIn
7) Tenacious D Tribute
8) The Adventures of Tintin
9) 10 Things I Hate About You
10) Mama and Daddy (singing in church…dear to my heart as my dad was near death two summers ago, in need of a liver transplant)

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Ukulele Lately Ep. 9: Artist Highlight (Sophie Madeleine, Kalei Gamiao) & Strumming in Time

This week’s episode focused on two artists: Sophie Madeleine and Kalei Gamiao, plus the difficulty I have in strumming with in time.

Shout-out given to “Sones” as he/she has begun taking uke lessons. Uke on! ;)

Links referenced during the show:

Sophie Madeleine: Bei Mir Bist Du Schon and 30 Covers in 30 Days
Kalei Gamiao: Royals Cover and Mach 4**
Hawaii Music Supply: YouTube Channel and Website

Two extras since in honor of the Andrews Sisters: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and Dean Martin Show

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**Correction** I mistakenly called it Mach 5 in the episode

Ukulele Lately Ep. 8: Artist Highlight (James Hill; Agathe and Fine) & Baritone Tuning

This week’s episode included two artist highlights: James Hill, Agathe and Fine) along with a tuning reminder for Baritone ukuleles.

Shout-outs were given to Patrik from Sweden (for his heads up about artist James Hill) and Mylinda (for her first ukulele purchase).

Links referenced during the show:
James Hill Websites: Personal and Ukulele in the Classroom
James Hill YouTube: Billie JeanChopsticks
Agathe Peyrat YouTube: Channel and Postcards from Italy
Josephine Stephenson’s Website
Ukulele Hunt: Ukulele Tuning
My YouTube Channel videos with Mylinda: Tonight You Belong To MeWhat Are You Doing New Year’s EveFalling Slowly

Forgot to mention this in the show, but I also uploaded another video for the Bushman Ukulele Contest: Love Me Tender. Check it out and please vote! ;)

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Ukulele Lately Ep. 7: My WOTE Experience, Stitcher, & Just Keep Strumming

This week’s episode includes a recap of my experience in Milwaukee last weekend seeing Walk Off The Earth in concert at the Pabst Theater. I also discussed another avenue for podcast subscription (especially via cars) through Stitcher. A final encouragement was given to ukulele beginners to just keep strumming.

Shout-outs came in triplicate this week to my mama, my brother, and a college friend!

Links mention during this podcast:
P&G Thank You Commercials for Olympics
Safe House Restaurant
Walk Off The EarthLittle Boxes YouTube Video
Stitcher

WOTE in concert at the Pabst Theater
WOTE in concert at the Pabst Theater

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