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“Stuck in the Suez” Sea Shanty-Inspired Song

At the time of writing this post, Evergreen’s Ever Given cargo ship is still stuck in the Suez Canal. I was inspired by this incident to write a song about it.

Sail my ship on the Seven Seas
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

Ship gets stuck. Trade falls to its knees.
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

Help me out now, won’t you please?
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

Things are always weird when you’re Taiwanese
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

Nothing in Life is Ever Given
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

Escape from Egypt without any Leaven
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

Get me out of Hell and into Heaven
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

And here is the original acapella version that started it all:

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Imagine

John Lennon was murdered forty years ago yesterday. This unplugged ukulele and vocal cover of “Imagine” is a tribute to his life, work, and legacy.

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Take Me Home, Country Roads

Here’s my ukulele cover version of Take Me Home, Country Road. My version is a bilingual mashup of the John Denver original and the Japanese version that appeared in the Studio Ghibli film Whisper of the Heart.

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Japanese Music YouTube

Happy Year of the Rat Attack

I recently got to play a capoeira fighting henchman in this new video from musical YouTubers The Gregory Brothers and Japanese yodeling sensation Takeo Ischi. Happy year of the Rat Attack, y’all! 🐀Hope you enjoy the music video.

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Falling (Like Stardust to Earth)

After a songwriting hiatus of a few years (too long), I just wrote and recorded a new song. This is my first song written directly on the ukulele.