“Shaft,” as you’ve never quite heard it . . .

h1 October 6th, 2008 by jules

This has nothing to do with books, but I enjoy this so much that I’m going to post it here — bring it out of its obscurity, buried in the comments from yesterday’s post, and feature it here. Thanks to Kathe, one of our readers, for sharing it. I found this a great way to start my week, as in: People on the West Coast may have heard me hoot-laughing.

Here’s the link from which it comes. This is Isaac Hayes’ “Shaft,” as performed by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain:

7 comments to ““Shaft,” as you’ve never quite heard it . . .”

  1. Awesome.

  2. You had me at “ukelele orchestra.” Thus far, I’ve watched it straight-through twice. I am a little bit in love with the lead singer. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this.

  3. Kelly, Mitali Perkins has admitted her love for him, too, after watching that (that would be via Facebook, since I love it so much that I also posted it there).

    If interested, click on the link from which it comes. Another fan shares a video of them covering Nirvana. The comments under the “Shaft” video are fun to read, too.

  4. That was GREAT! And I always thought Ukeleles weren’t that cool – wow, was I wrong!

    Thanks for sharing,


  5. HOLY CRAP! That is way more awesome than it has a right to be. Thanks, Jules and Kathe!

  6. This sent me to YouTube to see more stuff by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Amazingly talented people. So funny!

  7. Walter Minkel (the ukulele playing librarian of The Monkey Speaks) needs to see this.

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