Smile, damn you, smile!

I want you to get better at playing and join my zombie army of ukulele players, transforming the earth into a mad mob of uke slingers.

You know I love my ukulele babies like a mama bird watching over her brood.

I want you to get better at playing, to learn the cheerful old songs I promote at the site, and join my zombie army of ukulele players, transforming the earth into a mad mob of uke slingers.

The simple motto: “More ukulele players playing more ukulele songs.”

Above all, I think it should be fun.

Learning should be fun, but especially learning the ukulele should be fun.

THAT’S WHY… I have excised a certain Mister R—- from this email list.

Mr. R—- wrote to me yesterday in response to my email about How to Pack Your Ukulele Bag Like MacGyver.

(By the way, this was the most replied-to post I’ve made in month. Most people seemed to really dig it).

Mr. R— (if that’s even his real name) said,

“Is it just a list of things you carry in a ukulele bag? If that’s what it supposed to be, why don’t you just say so? You could have had an email with a simple list instead of all the weird stuff. I guess it’s supposed to be a joke, but I just want the info. My advice is tone down the “comedy” and stick to the information you claim to be an expert on.”

Whew.

Delete. Unsubscribe. Smile quietly to myself.

Because he is not one of us. He would be annoyed by this entire email (which I would rather enjoy…)

The ukulele is a happy little instrument, even if you’re not playing happy songs. It’s tiny, social, and fun.

And if you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right.

your pal,
Danno