This week I had a very special guest. Marc Gallagher visited me at home and we recorded some songs together.
Here’s a little story about how Elton John and Madonna helped me to accept myself…
Here’s another comic that the lovely Planet Prudence did after I told her a little story from my ukulele life:
Hi everyone, I hope you all had a nice Christmas vacation. Some of you might have expected to see a new video on my Instagram today. Instead you just saw a (pretty) picture of me and my ukulele. Now why is that?
I’ll start with something honest and raw: I’m frustrated. I’m frustrated with my progress, with the feedback I get, with how my Instagram is dying down because I’m not producing good enough content,… But mostly I’m frustrated with myself and how I try to please everyone else and not look after myself.
Here’s another original song. It’s called “The Hippopotamus in your life” and I can imagine that the title alone might cause some questions, so I want to give you a little backstory to the song.
I just realized that besides the really short introduction on my about page I never fully introduced myself. So here’s a little bit about me.
So here’s a question that I get asked a lot: “Why ukulele?” And I get it, out of all those instruments out there, why did I choose to play ukulele? To fully answer it, I need to tell you a bit of a back story about me.
Last weekend I spent two days in a remote but very lovely little village in Lower Austria for a ukulele workshop weekend. Elisabeth Pfeiffer was our host and teacher (if you don’t know her I strongly suggest you check her out). I already attended most of her workshops at least once. It’s always nice toContinue reading “Fighting the fraud police during my Ukulele Retreat”
As some of you might have seen on my Instagram, this week I celebrated my two year ukulele-anniversary (or ukeversary). But that’s not entirely true. I bought my first ukulele about 3,5 years ago. It’s the purpleish Tiger soprano ukulele, that I still sometimes feature in my pictures (don’t really play it much these days).Continue reading “nikky.and.the.ukulele – two years in the making”