Thursday, August 5, 2010
Amanda, Ukulele, and Radiohead
More often than not I am awake when Studio360 is on the radio where NPR plays all day in our bedroom. Being as I love the ukulele and am teaching myself how to play, I was immediately interested in a woman, Amanda Palmer, who was doing Radiohead covers with her ukulele. In her interview she said she learned that when you play the uke it makes you pay attention to vocals. The uke kinda strips you naked and gives you the space to bare your soul, reveal your humor, or just play vocally.
There is something about Palmer that intrigues me to explore her work. I will write up a review when I get to listen to her album of Radiohead songs.
The ukulele, the people's instrument, is truly versatile.
Now I must get back to playing.