But first, a few words about sub-tasks
They’re killing me.
I don’t know what kind of “spectrum” OCD has, but I’m certainly on it somewhere. This leads to the situation where I’m wanting to make a video but first I gotta do this and then I gotta do that and oh! I should see if so-and-so can play a lead on it and and and… ad nauseum. It’s the old saw “perfect is the enemy of good” beautifully illustrated. I end up not getting anything done.
So this time I decided not to bother with multi-camera shoots, guest stars, locations, etc. I simply went back to how I did my early videos, except for with a better camera and software.
So I present for your delectation, a “naughty” ditty from the early 1930s, written by a popular British band leader named Harry Roy and his friend Anthony Fanzo. It’s called…
My Girl’s Pussy
(If the embedded video doesn’t work for you click on the linkified title to view it on YouTube.)
I learned this tune a number of years back when Paul Moore (of Ukuleles For Peace fame) visited me in Seattle. He had flown in from Israel for reasons that escape me now and we had a nice strum and beer fest in me and my sweetie’s tiny downtown studio apartment.
For some reason I got it in my head that it was a relatively modern tune penned by R. Crumb and his Cheap Suit Serenaders. It took me the longest time to get that one straightened out. But they did do a killer version.
The sudden glances down at the ukulele near the end of the video are because, despite 50-odd hours of practice on it lately, I still haven’t quite adjusted to the smaller scale length on the sopranino ukulele. Some of the chords towards the dusty end of the fretboard are still hard to grab with my big, square paws.
I hope you like the vid! Please share it around and/or say nice things about it if you do. That’s more helpful than I can tell you and I sure appreciate it.
And BTW… the tiger’s name is Blake, he really does belong to my girl, he just lives in my room.