If the first few minutes of the documentary "The Mighty Uke" don't fill you full of joy and the next several minutes don't make you want to jump up, rush out, and learn the ukulele, then go to the doctor because there's something seriously wrong with you.
I found this delightful short film a couple weeks ago while channel flipping (I think it was on IFC or Sundance).
No, I'm not going to go out and learn the ukulele. I have to focus! But I did have to take several calming breaths to prevent myselve from seeking lessons.
Watching this film made me smile harder than I have in weeks, or months. And it also made me feel even more certain that we need to do everything we can to support music education in the schools.
So please check out the clips on their website, rent or buy the full documentary, and let a little joy into your life. (And if you take up the ukulele, drop me a line.)
OK, and if you are having trouble resisting the ukulele check out this short information page on the right ukulele to buy. (I said "I have to focus." I didn't comment on how successful I was going to be at focusing. Of course I had to look.)