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[Sep. 13th, 2005|09:54 am]
Roy Janik
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So instead of making a new comic last night, I hashed out a rough plot outline and worked on some character sketches. I'm going to go ahead and call that acceptable for my productivity checkbox, because I'm woefully behind. I'm about three entries of writing behind, 1 uke recording behind, and 1 moonbase cleaning/rennovation behind. I would've recorded a ukulele song last night, but I have no fingernails. The reason I have no fingernails is because they will damage the new concertina's veneer. If they're too long they also somewhat interfere with my ability to play the concertina.

This is something of a problem. I need fingernails to play the ukulele, and I need short fingernails to play the concertina without damagig it. I've tried using a pick for the ukulele, but it ain't the same.

Regardless, tonight I will knock out a uke recording of some sort, and get moonbase productivity out of the way. And then through the course of this week I'll catch up on writing.

Actually, eh, who wants to go to work that early anyhow? Here's a recording of the Kerry Polka, on both uke and concertina, using a little multi-tracking magic:

Kerry Polka, uke and concertina, mp3

The reason it's so slow is because that's all I could pull off on the uke at the moment.
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[User Picture]From: timthemagiccow
2005-09-13 07:30 pm (UTC)
go to your local music shop and find some fingerpicks - they're little pseudonails that go on your fingertips like rings

if they're a little long, you might be able to file them down
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2005-09-13 07:33 pm (UTC)
I did just that, and I've had some luck, but so far it's extremely awkward. Perhaps that will give me the solution.
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[User Picture]From: islandinthesun7
2005-09-13 07:31 pm (UTC)
hey, roy!
it's samar.
i'm adding you to my friends list, add me back!
will i see you at the potluck on friday?
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[User Picture]From: bellatrixamici
2005-09-13 11:14 pm (UTC)
The uke and concertina together make a good combination.
It is a bit slow, as you said, but the amalgamation of the two create a very pretty melody.
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[User Picture]From: eva_bellatrix
2005-09-14 12:49 am (UTC)
I have the answer to your problem: Lee Press-On Nails.
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[User Picture]From: valetoile
2005-09-16 08:36 pm (UTC)
We should do some work on the garden for a moonbase accomplishment day. I have an old guitar that we can plant ivy in, and I saw a couch frame that might still be around, which we can turn into a grass couch. Do you know anyone with a truck?
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