Ukulelezo’s “Optional Accessory,” in which she purports to have a mustache fetish, took her to the finals of the Ukulele Video of 2008 contest. And deservedly so; here’s the video:
Even better, imho, is the song that Woodshed put on last week’s selection of youtube highlights, “When I Grow Up I’m Gonna Wear a Bikini.” “Optional Accessory” makes me glad to have a mustache; “When I Grow Up I’m Gonna Wear a Bikini” does not particularly make me want to accessorize it with a bikini, but it is a catchy song. Her performance is terrific, I’d like to hear the song in other arrangements as well. I think Tom Waits could do a good job with it, for example.
The two songs above are originals. She can also do inventive covers. Listen to her rhythm uke playing as she accompanies herself on “One for My Baby”: