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11 July 2011 @ 01:48 am

After a lifetime of being able to sing, I just played an instrument along with my singing for the VERY FIRST TIME!

OK, so it was Hush Little Baby, and in not a great key for, you know, actually singing, and it has two easy chords, but I still feel accomplished!

And Mr Brammers congratulated me. And then laughed when I made my ukuleles kiss each other in excitement.

And I may need to buy a Baritone ukulele, because it would be nicer in that pitch ...

But YAY!

In other important news for the day, HAPPY BIRTHDAY [info]kayoko ! I know you're Glee-ing at the moment, but your cheery posts always make me smile, and I hope that there has been an avalanche of joy in your day!

And [info]al_hazel , I hope that wherever you are and whatever you're doing, it's a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, too!
subtlefiresubtlefire on July 10th, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC)
My mind went to a totally different place from music when you said that you had just 'accompanied' yourself. Issues, I have them.

But yay! And yay for kissing ukeleles! :D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 10th, 2011 03:55 pm (UTC)
You're terrible, Muriel!

The soprano is so little and sweet, though I still love my tenor the best :-)
kayokokayoko on July 10th, 2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
There's been an avalanche of love today! *squishes*

Cheery posts? You mean my squees of insanity? \o/

Thank you!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2011 02:40 pm (UTC)
I am so pleased! You deserve ALL THE LOVE!
Meredyth: Arthur Appealingmeredyth_13 on July 10th, 2011 05:41 pm (UTC)
You do realise that sometimes you are so adorable that it actually, physically hurts not to be able to just give you a hug?

blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2011 02:44 pm (UTC)
You've given me heaps of hugs. I feel just the same, except a wee bit thinner and more muscly thanks to a combination of vomiting and ballet (NB unwilling vomiting! Damn you norovirus! Ballet still fun, though! Am trying to take up Judo or Kendo, but they are on school holidays. Madness!)
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blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2011 02:45 pm (UTC)
I would love some! I am a big Jake fan, and the UOGB, but link me to anything as I have not watched a lot! Thank you!
Jocelyn Lavingroolover on July 10th, 2011 08:52 pm (UTC)
Well done you! That's a lot harder to do than people think, if they haven't tried it :-)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2011 02:50 pm (UTC)
I have wanted to play an instrument to sing with for so many years, it's really exciting! I have to consciously limit my practise time because I am straining my neck and getting calluses on my fingertips ;-) More stretching! More theory!
Jocelyn Lavingroolover on July 13th, 2011 10:15 am (UTC)
I can sing and I can play the piano, but doing both at the same time - although I can do it - usually means that I'm not doing either of them as well as I ought to be. (One of my current aims to to be able to sing and play "Someone Like You" - I can do both separately, but I'd love to be able to do both at once, and I'm sure it will just take a bit of practice!)
This Girlthisgirl_is on July 10th, 2011 09:46 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! Well done, you.

I should really dust off my guitar one of these days. Not today, though. Or tomorrow, for that matter. Or... huh. Maybe October?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2011 02:52 pm (UTC)
October would be great. I can feel that if I get the cash together I will crack and have a quick trip home this year. We could jam!

If I practise, I could busk to raise funds!
This Girl: Being deadthisgirl_is on July 12th, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)

Actually, I probably will be dusting it off, as my brother is coming to stay for a bit while he gets himself set up over here, and he's quite the musician.

Teeny ukelele, player to scale.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 13th, 2011 04:06 pm (UTC)

Worse, I cannot believe I told Mr B about your hilarity, and he has now spent all day repeating it whenever he sees me with a uke in my hands.

Rest assured that Bath will be on my itinerary, whenever my next trip is!
This Girlthisgirl_is on July 13th, 2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
It was right there, it would have been rude not to, really.

I am thrilled to have amused Mr B. However, if you repeated it to him, you entirely deserve what you get.

Jaeenchanted_jae on July 10th, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
We need 'Brammers with Ukulele' artwork.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
I do a mean stick figure!
auburnesha on July 10th, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
And then laughed when I made my ukuleles kiss each other in excitement.

This line made me laugh out loud! I'm loving your ukulele posts! (No, you don't actually know me. I just read all your fic.) lol
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
You've been around for ages! I count you as a much-like acquaintance, hardly a stranger!

Alas, Mr B laughs out loud at me a lot. I try to tell him that I am a Serious Person, but he points out that every Deep Political Comment is balanced by a possum impersonation or suchlike ...
lyraslyras on July 11th, 2011 01:41 am (UTC)

A friend of mine runs - or did run - a ukelele meetup group, in case you're interested in bonding with other players!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2011 02:54 pm (UTC)
I would love the details, though I need to become somewhat more competent before I hook up with other players and appall them with my current lack of skill ;-)
Anwynanthraxia on July 11th, 2011 01:44 am (UTC)
Can I put in a request for next Easter? Masses of small children with boffers attacking helpless grown men, to the amazing accompianament of The Roses Ukulele Band?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2011 02:55 pm (UTC)
Darling, it can't be done. The kids rely on me for violence, and S and M would argue at such length over any arrangements that we'd all have gone home before they came to any agreements.
bare_memabonwitch on July 11th, 2011 03:46 am (UTC)
Lovely! Nicely done.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2011 02:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It made me very happy!
george pushdragonpushdragon on July 11th, 2011 06:15 am (UTC)
Go you! I vote for Smells Like Teen Spirit next. That would be great on ukulele.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2011 02:40 pm (UTC)
Darling, you know there's already one out there ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KZjnFZvCNc

The ukulele appears to have Rule 34 well in hand. (Though I will learn it, of course, but after a spot of Vera Lynn.)