Shotgun, Bastard and Dribble

Monday, September 25, 2006

My Favourite Place To Drown

I'm not a doctor so I don't know exactly how mentally incapacitated the guy who decided golf was a spectator sport was. I just hope he got all the help he so desperately needed.

Crazy golf, on the other hand, has exactly what we want on the telly: glamour, action, thrills and spills. The simultaneous hilarity and melancholy of mini-golf is summed up perfectly by this video for Michael Leviton's The Beach Gets Cold.

As I mentioned in connection with Hawaiian music, the ukulele has a deeply wistful quality to it. The slightly pathetic tone of the instrument makes it perfect for Leviton's mournfully romantic songs. It's hardly surprising that this thread about romance on his forum is fully of loneliness and heartbreak.

The ukulele also matches the beachside location of many of Leviton's songs. For example:

Michael Leviton - Summer's the Worst via his website

Michael Leviton - Her Undertow via MySpace

Here's another delightful uke performance. This time by Miranda Mahalo.

How sweet is she?

Visit Boring golf courses

Play miniature golf (be sure you have plenty of time to waste before you click this link).


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