Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

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Postby Andria » Mon Jun 05, 2006 2:21 am

:roll2: Glad to hear you won't pull a Petrov on me, Meli. My friend (I shall refer to her as N) N and I are looking at hotels/B&Bs/hostels now. It actually isn't too bad! Your country rocks. The plane ticket costs an arm (Fsh!), but being there should be okay, budget wise.
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Postby beck » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:47 am

Yay!! This is very exciting!

I'm pretty sure they'll be playing...just checking my calendar...you're here for two Thursdays, and they're pretty regular with their Thursday performances so you may just be in luck!
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Postby indigo_jones » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:54 am

The envy! It burns! :lol:

After watching the 5 Takes show that night, you should definitely stay at the hostel in Wellington that they stayed at! And Oh, the music you may get to hear! Take a recorder with you! I beg of you! And lots of pictures of Cuba St. and Dixon St.! :wink:

Beck and Meli, take good care of our dear friend Andria! I know I can count on you all!
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Postby Andria » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:06 am

beck wrote:Yay!! This is very exciting!

I'm pretty sure they'll be playing...just checking my calendar...you're here for two Thursdays, and they're pretty regular with their Thursday performances so you may just be in luck!


Yay! I will continue to hope they don't change their schedule come summer. N and I aren't sure when exactly we are going to be in Wellington, but we will definitely be there for a couple of days, probably over one of those Thursdays. We fly into Wellington on New Years Eve and (I think) we will stay there for a few days.

indigo_jones wrote:After watching the 5 Takes show that night, you should definitely stay at the hostel in Wellington that they stayed at! And Oh, the music you may get to hear! Take a recorder with you! I beg of you! And lots of pictures of Cuba St. and Dixon St.! ;)

Beck and Meli, take good care of our dear friend Andria! I know I can count on you all!

I was just looking at the YHA in Wellington, and the prices look good. I'll bring it up with N. :D Yes, the music! Hee! I'll have to get a recorder, but I will most definitely bring one. How can I not? And the camera is a must.
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Postby Pineapple » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:11 am

Oh yes! Good care shall be taken!

And you definitely have to get pictures of the bucket waterfall on Cuba Street - classic. I was there a few months back when they covered it in clay, but I only saw it once it all started falling off in big chunks. There's this guy who covers stuff in clay - buildings, cars, irons. Hard to describe.
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Postby beck » Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:20 am

The bucket fountain is something you must be splashed by.
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Postby Pineapple » Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:34 am

I was reading the site about the renovations they did on that - they actually managed to make it even less in time! Fantastic! It splashes MORE now!
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Postby beck » Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:50 am

The bucket fountain is something which you either love or hate. It's not the prettiest piece of art that can be found around Wellington City, but it is funny seeing tourists get too close, and get drenched. And also on a windy day, which is quite frequent here, the water goes everywhere.

And Elijah Wood took a piss in it. That dirty little hobbit.
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Postby beck » Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:47 am

I went to see the WUO again this Thursday and they did Folsom Prison Blues. It's one of their regular songs that they play, but they added a new little tooty bit for the train in the song.

Age said they had changed the name from Folsom Prison Blues to Awesome Prison Blues. That made my morning.
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Postby Pineapple » Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:00 am

beck wrote:Age said they had changed the name from Folsom Prison Blues to Awesome Prison Blues. That made my morning.


:roll2: Nice. Putting their own stamp on a song, that's what we like to hear. GO THE WELLINGTON INTERNATIONAL UKULELE ORCHESTRA!!!
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Postby indigo_jones » Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:59 pm

Age said they had changed the name from Folsom Prison Blues to Awesome Prison Blues. That made my morning.

Hee! I would love to hear them doing that song.
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Postby beck » Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:14 am

It's a great song, but when you do hear them play it, the damn song gets stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Bloody catchy ukuleles.

They've added a new song to their very loose set aswell. Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel. They played it at the somewhat animal themed City Gallery night. It was brilliant. Great song!
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Postby Andria » Wed Jun 14, 2006 3:25 am

Oh, how cool! Keep the reports coming, beck. :D I'm glad to hear they are still playing well.

I know how it is with bloody catchy music. I've had respective TPF songs stuck in my head for almost a week.
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Postby Johnnyp » Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:02 am

beck wrote:
Age said they had changed the name from Folsom Prison Blues to Awesome Prison Blues. That made my morning.


Now that is funny. :lol:

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Postby beck » Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:07 am

Johnnyp wrote:Now that is funny. :lol:


Me and my friend couldn't stop laughing when he said that.
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