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Manish - where I'm at

Been a while since my last post. I'm still on it. I had a falling out around Thanksgiving with 3-4 days of extreme oversleeping. Where I'm at right now:

I tend to oversleep daily. Just random times. Seems out of my control. Like I will sleepwalk, turn off my alarm, go back to sleep. Or randomly fall asleep at my computer, or find myself in my living room, very confused as to what's going on and what time it is.

I'm usually really exhausted and out of it at 6 am-10am, and then feel fine after 11am...almost like clockwork. But then I will oversleep at other random times when I actually feel okay, like 2pm.

Project Update: Learning the Ukulele

On Man of the Couch

Since 99.2% of the visitors who have visited MotC came for the uke post, I figured I should probably give a quick update on my progress.

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It's been slow going, but, I've been practicing for around a half hour a day and I have made progress. I've been able to get all of the chord switching down, I've leaned the plucking and strum patterns. I even learned the crazy ending part that makes me believe that Jack Johnson may have traded his soul to the Robot Devil in return for the Robot Devil's hands.

At this point I'm focusing on keeping pace and beat with the actual song. From there I'll try to bring the singing in to the mix.

The most helpful thing for me was to practice individual parts at a time. So I would listen to the song and switch chords along with it but wouldn't worry about strumming or picking. Then I would put my hand over the strings on the neck so it wouldn't make noise (I'm sure there's an actual term for this but I don't know it) and I would practice the strum and the picking. I would also play the song in the car and strum my air ukulele.

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