Friday, August 21, 2009

The End Is Near


I came across a young uke playing lad from England today whilst cruising around the tube. He looked to be about 8 years old (turned out he is 14), and was playing a cover of Bob Marley's Stir It Up. I was very impressed that such a young nipper was playing a classic Marley tune on the uke, and playing it so well. At first I thought that the future is not so bleak after all. I mean in my normal life I am surrounded by dread-lock-wearing, tattoo-covered, cheek-pierced, ear lobe-stretched, American Spirit-smoking, PBR-drinking, Johnny Cash-listening, hipster wanna-bes. And now here is this fresh young face, so full of promise and hope. It almost brought a tear of joy to my eye. Then I saw the list of "musical influences" on his YouTube homepage......Bob Marley, Julia Nunes, and.....wait for it..... Jason Mraz. That's like saying your influences are Jake Shimabakuro, Boozelele, and Keyboard Cat.

6 comments:

deach said...

FIRST!

Adelle the Great said...

I can haz hope in the human race?

Nope. Denied.

Keyboard Cat inspires me on a daily basis.

Grumpy Coyote said...

Is it the sign of the end times, or just that we are old now?

Dear Julia somehow has more subscribers than most popular musicians - beating Mr. Mraz, Mr. Timberlake, Russ' favorite Ms. Clarkson... - and I suspect even Mr. Marley...

Not views, mind you, but subscribers - by many thousands. It's a puzzle to me.

She's a fixture now. Pop culture at minimum. Influental remains to be seen, but I suspect she's more than a fad.

Sigh. Perhaps Andy's 15 minute rule will kick in.

I'm un-subbing everything BUT keyboard cat.

RussBuss said...

wow, that keyboard cat is something else!

kelly clarkson really is my favorite, but i wouldn't say she's an influence. more of a deity.

UKISOCIETY said...
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UKISOCIETY said...

Sorry, I swore up a storm in that last comment.

I meant to say, "I wish you wouldn't compare Boozelele to Mraz. Kevin, I'm sure he didn't mean it!"

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