Ukulele, Borhran and raising kids

NUTHA JASON

Senior Administrator
Hey dudes
I have been away from DW forum for a loooong time. So what has nutha been up to?
- I bowed out of admin duties on the forum about ten years ago because I couldn't give Bernhard the time his great site deserves - as I was becoming a dad and work was getting tough (being an admin takes a lot of time folks - always respect the mods for the amount of work they do)
- about 8 years ago - seeing a video of Tamain Gardener playing the ukulele I decided to give it a try. AND LOVED IT. so now I own 15 of the little things (4 of them I made myself). I also teach ukulele to hundreds of kids now.
- I'm still drumming and teaching drums like a mad man - I have 45 weekly kit pupils and over 120 djembe pupils in groups and 60 steel pan pupils - plus doing about 50 gigs a year and playing at church.
- I have also taken up the irish bodhran just for those folky jams that sometimes come along

so all in all it is a busy great life
love you all
J
 

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GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
Thanks for checking in. Good to "see" you again. It's obvious by the above that you are one busy man. Continued success.
 

Ransan

Senior Member
Very nice, when I worked at a local music store in Texas, we hired a Scottsman named Colin for instrument repairs, brass specialist.

One Saturday he brought two of his bag pipe fellas to play in the front; and, asked me to play the Bodhrean for them. I was honored and nervous (I am Hispanic and they were fully kilted if that makes sense).
Well anyway I just pulsed the beats the best I could, and afterwords they excitedly invited me to play further; but I never pursued as I was in a Nixon’s coverband (lol) at the time.

Wish I would have taken that up just to learn more. Nonetheless very cool things you have going on!
 

GetAgrippa

Platinum Member
Dang has it been ten years. I remember when you made a return and mentioned your new discovery/love- the ukulele. Sounds like life has really been good to you-just busy. "I have 45 weekly kit pupils and over 120 djembe pupils in groups and 60 steel pan pupils - plus doing about 50 gigs a year and playing at church." Yep real busy.
 

Red Menace

Platinum Member
...One Saturday he brought two of his bag pipe fellas to play in the front; and, asked me to play the Bodhrean for them. I was honored and nervous (I am Hispanic and they were fully kilted if that makes sense).
Good times amigo! I played snare drum for a Pipe Band in Phoenix for a few years, really sharpened up my trad grip too. I din notice that the implied swing that is prevalent over a low of traditional Scottish music is very similar to the way a lot of Mariachi tunes are played.
 
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