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themed by Cherrie H.

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Some light and breezy music from Sunday morning. This is a song I’ve been wanting to do a cover of for ages, and I’ve finally set up my home office/music making hub, so here you go. 

17th Feb 2014 (6:14 pm) - By kiwafruit

I couldn’t leave #Hawaii without a new #ukulele… Right? And certainly not without a #koaloha…  (at Bob’s Ukulele)

I couldn’t leave #Hawaii without a new #ukulele… Right? And certainly not without a #koaloha… (at Bob’s Ukulele)

24th Aug 2013 (2:18 pm) - By kiwafruit

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New FiftyNinety song! 

Last night I was enjoying a gin (or two) while writing… And came up with a wonderfully morose gin song. I’d only had two, but apparently it’s quite evident (to me at least) the kind of song that I write when drinking gin.

Tonight it’s ready for you to listen to…

20th Aug 2013 (9:45 pm) - By kiwafruit

#writing a new song, old school styles… #fiftyninety #5090 #ukulele

#writing a new song, old school styles… #fiftyninety #5090 #ukulele

21st Jul 2013 (10:39 pm) - By kiwafruit

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There you go. One movie inspired song for your Sunday enjoyment, number 3 for 50/90 2013. 

Feel free to join in the Songwriting madness fun over at fiftyninety.fawmers.org! 

Anyone guess what movie it’s inspired by? 

21st Jul 2013 (9:04 pm) - By kiwafruit

50/90 2: Heartbreaker - working

So… Still frustrated, but hoping someone might be able to help? 

Song #2 is tentatively titled “Heartbreaker”. I have a ukulele-backing loop (listen here http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/1792), and I have lyrics, but I don’t like the melodies.

Ideas welcome. 

Lyrics: 

How about her

That little heartbreaker

Starving on her own

Searching the room for

What’s on offer

Where her signals show

Steady now

You’re flaunting some

That crimson devil’ll

Be gone by dawn

Her eyes’ll catch you

Oh how they’ll trap you

Waiting for their return

You’ll lose the moment

Damn the present

To soothe that craving burn

Hold on tightly

Here she comes

Your devil darling

Lose til dawn

Take my soul to keep

As I make my heavenly deal

Watch me all through the night

she’ll keep me safe til morning light

Heart breaker roll over

Fifty Ninety Frustrations

Yep. It’s finally time for 50/90 - the online challenge to write fifty songs in ninety days. Just for shits and giggles. 

I’m a little bit late joining the party this year, but I do have one song up already: Take Me Down (or listen on SoundCloud). 

This afternoon, I wanted to write a song. So here I am, with a backing loop on my uke which I’m liking, lyrics which I’m happy enough with… and 3-4 melody ideas that are shithouse. Basically. I don’t like them. 

Gah. 

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In January 2013, my baby Mya-Moe ukulele came into my life. It’s taken me almost 2 months to decide on a name for her, but I’ve finally made a decision. 

Ladies and gentlemen of the interwebs, please be introduced to my darling, Sophie, a Sycamore tenor Mya-Moe ukulele #816 (http://www.myamoeukuleles.com/uketracker.php?trackingNumber=816&submit=Track). 

I wanted to make her being officially name a bit special, and what better way than dedicating a song to her with her name in it? Which led me to this beautiful track by Benjamin Francis Leftwich *swoon*

15th Mar 2013 (6:46 am) - By kiwafruit

My song from FAWM 2011, co-written with Shannon DeCourcey, made famous and infinitely more awesome with the addition and musical stylings of Craig Chee

*swoon*

12th Feb 2013 (10:34 pm) - By kiwafruit

My @MyaMoeUkuleles baby and I are The Carrington Hotel, enjoying the #bluemountains #ukulele #festival … Wee while to go til my set at 8pm, but there’s plenty of different ukulele groups and performers to enjoy til then! #bmuf13 (at The Carrington)

My @MyaMoeUkuleles baby and I are The Carrington Hotel, enjoying the #bluemountains #ukulele #festival … Wee while to go til my set at 8pm, but there’s plenty of different ukulele groups and performers to enjoy til then! #bmuf13 (at The Carrington)

9th Feb 2013 (10:26 am) - By kiwafruit