My blue hawaii

Walking along Commercial Street this morning in East Vancouver, on my rounds to shop for various necessaries, I found myself drawn to a little guitar shop. Walking in, I got a sudden urge to buy a ukelele.

Since I don’t play the ukelele, it didn’t seem like a good idea to get a fancy one. It turns out that there is a little beginner model for around $40 that comes in all sorts of vibrant colors. The store owner told me that his girlfriend, who is a professional musician, uses the pink one in her stage performances.

Somehow the phrase “blue hawaii” rang in my head, and I realized I just had to get the blue one. Which I did.

You can see my shiny new toy in the photo below, in the arms of its proud owner. My blue ukelele has a delightful sound, and I’m having tremendous fun learning all the chords I can make with just those four G,C,E and A strings.

And unlike my computer, it will never need batteries!

3 Responses to “My blue hawaii”

  1. sharon says:

    Here’s some more inspiration for you:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gJJ3aDif5A

  2. Cynthia Allen says:

    And then there is Jake’s Beatles tribute:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puSkP3uym5k

  3. sally says:

    My advisor likes to play and travel with the ukelele. Much easier to pack!

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