Monday, April 26, 2010

Serious Ukelele Riffs

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".

11 comments:

Val said...

haha i love it! he's getting so big.

leah said...

Wow- his cousin and grandfather made the ukelele? How very cool! They certainly have a lot of talent (as does Ben)!

I love the Stevie Wonder impressions- he is just adorable!

EmmaVerdona124 said...

LOL that's kinda cute!
this guy's got talent!!!!

Melanie said...

SO CUTE!

Madeline said...

Looks like we've got a rockstar in the family! If you want to bring the ukelele all the way out to the reunion, Ben can jam with Alicia on her guitar!

Kathy said...

Rock on, little Nephew! You are so hip, the rest of you must be leg. Miss you all heapy gobs! Your number one groupy, Aunt Kathy

PinkLAM said...

Dear Ben,
You just may be the cutest thing I've ever seen.
That is all :)

Elsie Wilson said...

HI, Ben, Grammy Wilson really enjoyed seeing photos of you and your new UKE! Rock on, Sweetie!
Love to you, Mommy and Daddy!
Grammy Wilson/MOM/Elsie

Amie said...

Such a rock star!

rouchi said...

OOOH I have missed out so much of ur blog and need to catch up on Ben and you. Well he looks a ROCKSTAR here alright.

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

Adorable! We got my daughter a guitar for her birthday but no one knows how to tune it so her playing sounds really awful!