It’s been Hawaii week at camp this week, and besides being able to play a couple of songs on my ukulele (which I love!!!!), I also taught the song “Island in the Sun” by Weezer. I thought it was completely adorable when a few of the campers expressed joyfully how much they love Weezer and that they already knew the song. I’ll tell you, we have some pretty cool parents at our camp, and it is a pleasure to get to know them. Way to go, parents, for getting your kids into this rad band.
It’s been so much fun learning and playing this song this week, and for any of my guitar-playing friends the chords are so simple: Em, Am, D, G. Being female, I capo on the 5th fret, but I know most males could sing this song sans capo. Go for it, rock stars….this is such a fun song to play!
The song is a bit bittersweet for me knowing that bassist Mikey Welsh died less than a year ago. I actually wrote about him last October feeling the loss of a great musician. Here’s the link to that blog and to read a little more about Mikey: https://tucsonsongstress.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/weezer-hash-pipe/
Regardless, I like playing this song, and simply, it makes me happy. To spread a little of the happiness to all of you, listen to “Island in the Sun” today. There’s nothing like a little island sunshine to make a gal smile. Hope this song does it for you, too. Here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C3zgYW_FAM&ob=av2e Happy Friday, everyone.