January 5, 2010

Busy start to the New Year....

That's why i'm so damn late wishing you a Happy New Year...

Happy New Year!
May 2010 bring you many a splendid adventure
followed by cocktails with a fluffy stir-thingy in it.


And what have i been busy with? Well, it's a fabulous project for Bosko & Honey. They went on a world wide Ukulele Safari in 2008 and visited ukulele players all over the world. They made a video with each performer they met. The video we made with them can be seen here.

Well, they are now making a compilation CD comprised of tunes from many of the performers that they met called, "Bosko & Honey Presents... Ukulele Safari, Volume 1" They'll be presenting it in about 3 weeks during their kick off of the Ukulele Safari through Australia. It's going to be amazing. Fantastic performers like Yan Yalego, Peter Madcat Ruth (Dude is a Grammy Winner!) and Gerald Ross have contributed tracks.

So what the hell do i have to do with it? I designed the CD packaging and Booklet! One more day of revisions and off to the printers. I'm praying that the printing comes out well. (Usually i shadow the printer dude until we get the colors just right. Unfortunately, no hopes of that seeing that the printing will be done in Australia). Here's a preview of the front cover. Oh, and i'm very proud to tell you that Bosko & Honey also asked us (The Uke Box) to contribute a track to the CD. It's a song i wrote called 'Firefly Crown'. I played the Washtub Bass, Singing Saw, Ukulele and sang all the parts. Marko added some Banjolele and did all the mixing. That was a hell of a job too. We're not very experienced with recording and are learning the hard way.

So, that's what has been keeping me awake at nights lately. I'm looking forward to a bit of a rest next week. We need a little break...time to just play and write songs. Oh, and read books. Marko gave me a great book for Christmas about Woody Guthrie.

4 comments:

Yan said...

Reading books ? what for ?

Happy New Year...

Shelley Rickey said...

Hi Yan,
Silly me and my books.. : )

PonnyAnna said...

Oh wauw, I saw your cigarbox ukulele video and I loved it! Such a cool idea and so inventive, the things you came up with to use.
Fleur

Shelley Rickey said...

Hi Fleur,
Thanks Babe! Glad you liked it. I'm working on another one...but i'm sloooow.