Mardi Gras Music

In my last post I wrote about receiving my new Enya Nova Tenor Ukulele. Usually ukuleles have what is called “re-entrant” tuning. That is the top string is a “High G.” It has a higher pitch than the string beneath it. It gives the ukulele its unique sound. But many people remove that string and replace it with a “Low G” string. It gives the instrument a more “vibrant” tone and it is more like its larger cousin, the guitar.

Here’s the first song I recorded on my new uke. I have several others on YouTube I recorded with my Enya Concert which has re-entrant tuning when I was anchored off of Anna Maria Island, FL.

A note on the long hair. All through college I had long hair. I’d get a haircut before I’d go home for Christmas and the summer. Someone once remarked to my cartoonist friend, Skip Williamson, that I had “Bob Dylan hair.” Skip said, “Actually, Dylan has Dick Philbrick hair.” (I was called “Dick” back then) Once when I was going on liberty from the USS Lake Champlain – CVS39, the OOD told me “Get a haircut before you come back.”

Well, with the whole Covid thing along with the fact that I have sever COPD I take social distancing seriously. I avoid mingling with people as much as possible. If you think about it, who “mingles” with people more intimately every day than a barber? They’re in actual physical contact with a half dozen or more people every day. I see them as incubators and collectors fo harmful diseases, viruses, and bacteria. So I have avoided them for the past year.


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2 responses to “Mardi Gras Music

  1. I really like the sound of your new uke, and I was so surprised to hear your song — one I’ve known, but had forgotten. I watched another vid of you and you new uke, too. Very, very nice!

  2. Thanks for the compliments. I really enjoy playing even if it’s just serenading the critters here in The Swamp. It’s something to do other than staying glued to the WWW.