Patrick stress-traded-in his old acoustic guitar for a ukulele yesterday and now our househould is being genuinely cheered by the dulcet, tropical tones of the new tiny instrument. Patrick likes it because it's much easier to learn than guitar and I like it because it's practically musical Molly. He's picking it up really quickly and already sounds great.
I keep trying to think of songs I'd like him to learn on it but I just keep coming up with sad songs, like Radiohead's "Exit Music" or "Guess I'm Doing Fine" by Beck. I'm three seconds away from suggesting he learn the Gary Jules' cover of "Mad World", gah. But maybe sad songs are what the ukulele needs. Perhaps it would sound too twee and shallow otherwise. Perhaps a sad song marathon is what I need to take that next step back into life again. Expiation by fire.
Maybe I'll request this: