Wednesday, March 31, 2010
UCB -- Too Many Strings?
I tend to like to keep things to a humbler softer tone. To keep things respectible and respectful. There are too many harsh and hurtful things in this world. There is a collective group of musicians that I really admire -- because they are creating new songs and playing them skillfully -- definitely beyond my skill level. This (mostly-male) group named their collective-blog Uke Crazy Bitches and I have been uncomfortable with the name because I thought they were using 'bitches' as a noun but as I read more I think they use it as a verb, 'complaints'. Well it's only a name, perhaps it was a double-entendre?
I have explored other instruments and have a 3-string cigar box guitar and 3-string balalaika tuned C-E-A. I have even borrowed a mountain dulcimer when my left elbow was being cranky. I really like the sound of the stick-dulcimers. Here's a good post too look at from UCB if you have similar interests.