Yep, kind of a big day. I could be all depressed about turning 30, but that’s pretty impossible with how I spent the last few hours of my 20s. (And I’m pretty sure my roommate thinks I’m insane.) Last Saturday, my family went to the movies as kind of an annual post-Thanksgiving tradition, and this year we saw The Muppets. If you want two hours of pleasant Muppet nostalgia that will have you laughing at fart shoes and spotting lots of random celebrity cameos (James Carville, really?) this is the movie for you. Also, after the first few lines of the opening number, “Life’s a Happy Song,” I was convinced that it would be perfect for the ukulele. However, as I didn’t have either of my ukes with me in Minnesota, I had to wait until I got back to San Francisco to test that theory.
Is it perfect? I don’t know, but it kept me in a pretty good mood during the last few hours of my 20s, even if there wasn’t actually anyone by my side to sing along. However, there’s a lot of words so I wound up recording the uke track (on my Lanikai LU-6) and the vocal track separately (in the bathroom!) and it shows at certain points.
If you’re not impressed with my version, check out Kermit and Bret McKenzie, of Flight of the Conchords fame. I dare you to try and be in a bad mood after watching this video, even if you are turning 30.