Saturday, January 03, 2009

Isaac Hayes: Rolling in His Grave or Digging It?

I just finished writing an important e-mail, so, as I try to do whenever I have time, I clicked away for a quick mental distraction so I could come back and reread the e-mail with fresh eyes.

This may have been the best distraction ever:

The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain Plays the Theme from Shaft
(via Obsidian Wings)

The first minute is fun, but stick around for the whole thing. It's worth it.


  1. That one is good, definitely. But for true greatness you have to see their rendition of Kate Bush's "Wuthering Heights":

  2. My 13 yo got a ukulele for Christmas, to join her mandolin and banjo. She'll love this!

  3. Wonderfully wrong on so many levels. What's the most important thing in a coal mine apart from the coal? :-)

  4. Hey, I loved the video, but I just read your talk On Writing and Faith and I just have to say thank you! I found it very inspiring, I've been sinking into depression over my writing and how much work my novel still needs and your parallels to our relationship to God was wonderful, "God as not just the co-writer but the reader of my life," that just spoke to my heart, thank you!

  5. I'm just impressed that a ukelele band could gather such a large crowd! I think Isaac is diggin' it, imitation is a form of flattery.

  6. omg that was funny. And here I was all waiting for Isaac Hayes. And, who'd have thought ukulele players would be funny?

    not me, that's for damn sure.

    :-) thanks for the post.