I just sat through a THREE HOUR presentation.

That could have been done in about 7 minutes.

Or better yet, a pamphlet.

I hate, hate, hate, having my time wasted by filler. I want the info I want, then I want to go home!

And don't get me wrong–I count entertainment as content. But whatever you do, it had better be fun or useful, or, please, shut the hell up and let me go home.

In my emails to you, I try to be entertaining or useful (or both), but now it's really on my mind, so from now on, I'm going to try to be both more.

I didn't intend for this to be a ukulele lesson (just a little rant), but you know, you might just want to check your watch next time you offer to play a song for someone.

Maximum uke song time for non-paying listeners: 90 seconds.

And now that I'm free associating, I'll pat myself on the back a little.

You know I mention the Uke Club here, just about every day. Our video mini-lessons are never more than 5 minutes. Many even meet the above criteria, clocking in at about 90 seconds.

As you go through life, as you play your songs, and especially, if you're one of those people who stands up in the front of room to talk about something, PLEASE:

Entertaining and Useful.

Feel free to use that on your next business card.

your pal,


The Uke Club of which I speak is opening its next session soon. For details and join us, come on over.

Danno Sullivan
Danno Sullivan

Founder of ”Play It Daily” Ukulele, co-founder of the Ukulele Union of Boston, and spreader of good cheer.