An adorable geeky love song

It doesn’t get more sqeelicious than this: a science-themed love song featuring a ukelele-playing kitten!

Note: this is slightly NSFW.

The notes at TheRealDeAnne site say this:

I made this video for my friend Shane Adamczak’s show Up Late Live, an episode of which you can see here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3c0fw…

Clark, the kitten I was fostering, stole the show.

http://www.deannesmith.com
Want me to come to your town/school/bed/wedding? Email: comideanne@gmail.com

h/t: L.

27 Comments

  1. Bruce Scott
    Posted July 14, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    Yes, this is quite cute.

    Too cute in fact.

    I counter with a breakup song from another good geeky, quirky artist.

    • Bruce Scott
      Posted July 14, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

      Looks like editing not possible? Or perhaps I’m just that technologically inept.

      I only meant to post the We’ve Got to Break Up song, not the Duet with Siri. (The Duet is good too, but not germane.)

  2. jesperbothpedersen1
    Posted July 14, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Hahaha, that kitty completely stole the show. :-)

    My dog approves btw.

  3. Posted July 14, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Cute kitten, cute girl, cute song — what’s not to love?

    (I take it by the fact that she’s singing a love song that she’s not available? No, of course not. <sigh />)

    b&

    • Posted July 14, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

      <3

    • Marella
      Posted July 14, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

      More to the point, it was a love song to another girl, so probably you’re not her type. ;-)

      • Posted July 14, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

        And yet, the person she wrote it for was a guy, so I thought, maybe it was for him to use to pick up other women — or use on his show (I think he has one) just for audience entertainment.

        • Posted July 14, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

          That was kinda the angle I was hoping for….

          b&

          • Bruce Scott
            Posted July 14, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

            The performer in the song, DeAnne Smith, is on Wikipedia’s LGBT comedian list. Well, who knows. She might be B.

            She has a podcast at:
            http://www.nomoreradio.com/dsqb/

            On episode #3, she talks to one of her exes, Sarah Quinn.

  4. Posted July 14, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    50/50. One of the cutest kitties EVER, but don’t ya’ think the singer was trying just a bit too hard with the geek chic thing? (Could be me, though; I’m an out-of-touch old fart.) The songwriting was very clever and worth several listens, but the uke playing, er…..needs some work.

    As an antidote to geek chic and mediocre ukulele playing, and a complement to witty songwriting, the inimitable Pops Bayless….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkxRBSS4h3I

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted July 14, 2013 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

      “the uke playing, er…..needs some work.”

      Really? I thought the kitteh was doing pretty well…

    • Posted July 15, 2013 at 7:01 am | Permalink

      If we’re going to start tossing out ukelele virtuosos, I’ll see your Pops and raise you a Shimabukuro.

      Cheers,

      b&

      • Posted July 15, 2013 at 10:42 am | Permalink

        When I hear Jake play, the world fairly stops, and I have to catch my breath. What is it about him, about his talent? If that could be bottled and packaged with every ukulele and handed free to every human on earth, he’s right: there would be peace.

        • Posted July 15, 2013 at 10:55 am | Permalink

          It’s the musician, not the instrument…listen to the FFRF podcast Jerry just linked to, and you’ll hear Kiri Te Kanawa sing Summertime, and it’s the same….

          b&

          • Posted July 15, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

            Lovely, but, having grown up in the south and seen enough of its reality, and then having visited Brazil and seem some there, too, I actually prefer an earthier version with a touch of the breathy Bossa Nova singing style and New Orleans bluesy-jazz rhythm. Maybe that’s just how I sing it, though, and nowhere near Jake’s talent.

      • Posted July 15, 2013 at 10:51 am | Permalink

        As I listened, I realized: Jake mentioned peace, then played a song with unsung lyrics about a murder — lyrics that echoes the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman situation from both sides interchangeably/simultaneously. Woh!

      • Posted July 15, 2013 at 11:08 am | Permalink

        Excellent! It’s great to see someone treat the ukulele like a real instrument and not just a prop. One reason I posted Pops’ music was because of the songwriting as well as the playing. Not to take anything away from Jake, or to even put it in the realm of competition, but out of genuine curiosity; do you know if he writes original music for the uke? I know that in addition to doing beautiful versions of “Rhapsody in Blue” and Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile”, Pops has written some really good instrumentals for the uke–a classical piece and a tango come to mind, but I don’t think they’ve been recorded. Time spent listening to either musician is time well spent!

        Jake’s killer “Thriller” cover…
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bn_h_o8KYM

        Another Pops original, “Funny Cigarette”…
        http://fandalism.com/popsbayless/jBR
        (NSFW)

        • Posted July 15, 2013 at 11:27 am | Permalink

          I don’t think original composition is Jake’s thing. Instead, he takes works that even non-musicians are going to think are impossible to play on the ukelele and makes it sound like that’s the only way the work could have been composed…which only makes it all that much more mind-blowing….

          b&

          • Posted July 15, 2013 at 11:52 am | Permalink

            And he’s sure gone a long way to rescue the ukulele from it’s “Tiptoe Thru The Tulips” reputation! (Nothing against Tiny Tim, but his version of that song didn’t do the uke any favors.)

  5. Florian
    Posted July 14, 2013 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    Come on, you only shared this because of the cat.

    • Florian
      Posted July 14, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

      Okay, the cat is very cute.

  6. Posted July 14, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Another kitty grabs the spotlight….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=zswLahjLb7o

    (Sam Chatmon playing “Can’t Get The Saddle On The Old Grey Mule)

  7. Taylor M. Brown
    Posted July 14, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    I’m in love.

  8. Marella
    Posted July 14, 2013 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Very fun.

  9. Posted July 15, 2013 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    Is the cat trying to participate or to stop the noise?

  10. bacopa
    Posted July 16, 2013 at 12:11 am | Permalink

    The blue thing at the top of her uke is a tuner. Got one just like it. I use it on my bass. It detects vibrations in the wood and has a cool readout. I always take mine off after I tune. Kind of nerdy to leave it on.

  11. Posted July 20, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Reblogged this on Artwork by Erin Coldrick and commented:
    Too freakin’ funny. Good singing and cute cat!


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