Ben's Grampy and Cousin Megan recently made (yes, made) a beautiful ukelele for him. He needed one. Seriously -- he was turning everything into a guitar -- hair brushes, sticks, air. He had played with a ukelele at a friend's house, and it was a perfect fit for him. In a related development, we got him a new pair of sunglasses, since he had outgrown his old ones. These developments are related as follows:
Here he is, performing for his legions of stuffed animal fans, and rocking out beautifully. He also does a good Stevie Wonder impression at his "piano" (Thomas box; he does have a real piano at his disposal as well). And the pose vaguely reminiscent of The Bangles "Walk Like an Egyptian" is actually his version of the PBS SteveSong about rockets in which Mr. Steve periodically sets his guitar aside to "blast off".
"I Cannot Even Smile Here"
6 days ago