Thursday, September 10, 2015

Lots of New Fleas!

Happy to report we've got a lot of new people in the Fleas this year. New membership means we're going back to the basics.

What you should understand about the Jumpin Fleas is that we've been around for a long time, and we have many members who have been coming for 5, 6, 7 years.

How about 8 years? Yup.

9? Who's got 9 years in the Fleas?

Back off. Because here comes 10 years.

10 years. That's a lot. That's a long time to be playing the ukulele, let alone in a group, used to the music, used to the vibe.

All the 10 year people sit down.

The people you still see standing up (Rob, John, Ed, Judy, Susanna and Rapid Ray, sometimes called Original Ray) they've got 11 - eleven - years in the Fleas.

So what does that mean? It means they know the basics, they've done the workshops, they've seen Li'l Rev a handful of times. They've been a part of the shaping and the making of the group. They've played the gigs. They've done the legwork. And now they're going to help you - the new members of the group - get a handle on what it is we do and how we do it.

The time is now. We're going to be doing easier songs. It's going to be fun. You will be in good company. Let's get after it!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

No causal references, please

Big news! Our last meeting had a record high of 45 members attending! So many that it MADE me have to write a blog post about it. This is big, guys. The group is really taking off - and only after 11 years!

Remember, please bring a ukulele with you to meetings. That's what makes it fun. Also, if you can print out the music and bring a stand, that's the way to do it. We have coffee, sometimes prescription stimulants, often high-grade marijuana, rarely narcotics, and then we all booze it up after the meeting at the Robin Hood British Pub. Most of that is kind of true.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Jumpin Fleas Rock the VA

We blew all these dudes faces off with our Christmas cheer, and they loved it. Don't believe me? Check it out.

John and Ken rip it up.

Susanna and one of the DAR gals. Thanks for the help on vocals!

Bob's got the Christmas Spirit

Someone, get Ray a nog, stat!

Thanks to Susanna for putting it all together!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

2013 is year of the uke

Guys, everyone's talking about how great this year is going to be for the ukulele. There's like 17 uke albums set to come out, there's mega-dates in Stadiums across the US of A and one guy got his ass kicked.

The truth is I'm just writing bullshit so that whoever is reading this will see someone is still posting and that we are still a ukulele club, because we are.

There's just not that much to blog about right now. I mean, I have to upload a bunch of stuff from the VA thing we did - I'm getting to it Bob, I swear - but I'm really up against it with these two kids and writing work. It's just, I'm up against it.

I've got time to write bullshit and that's about it.

But we're still a club, and that's the reality. And we'd love to have you.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

You Ain't Goin Nowhere at Hastings!

Thanks to Bob for the great video!


Due to travel, there's no meeting on July 19 or August 2. We will meet again on August 9th and then again on the 16th. Until then, happy uking!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cerritos of Anaheim, aka the Souther California Ukulele Festival

The Fleas are on the bill! We're playing the Southern California Ukulele Festival in Anaheim on Sept 24 at 4pm. We'd LOVE to have you in our numbers. Our set list will include the following songs. If you need a copy, email Clay poste-haste! If you need Clay's email, it's on right side of this page. If you don't know who Clay is or how email works, there are a lot of other great ukulele groups out there for you! ;)

Start practicin! Rehearsals to be scheduled soon.


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