Tuesday, February 03, 2009

For The Benefit Of Mr Buffett

Every so once in a while, a story comes around that is so mind-bogglingly complex, I get stymied on how to blog it. I'm still wrapping my head around this, but here evidently is the dope.

Performance artists Roger Geenawalt and David Barratt recorded and performed all 185 Beatles songs with 185 guest artists...on ukulele, natch.

The performance was then cast as a benefit for Warren Buffett. (Head about to explode. Must. Keep. Blogging.) And they've now just delivered the cash to him in person. (Following is the BEST interview with Warren Buffett evar.)

They've blogged about it. They've posted all the tunes. Today (head expanding--watch out!), they posted Emmy Award-winning composer Peter Buffett (son of, yup, him) playing You Never Give Me Your Money. (Ka-Blam!)

"On Sunday December 7, 2008, a day that will live in Infamy, Roger Greenawalt, 67 singers, 37 musicians, a Yoko impersonator & his ukulele performed the entire Beatles cataloge (184 songs) over a 14 hour period

We chose to do this show as a benefit, but were unable to decide whom to give the money to.

Then it came to us.

Let's give it to Warren Buffett!

Frankly if we kept the money we'd just spend it on Viagra, records, and cat food.

Otherwise we would just waste it.

Warren will know what to do.

The films directed by David Barratt on this site will tell the story of how the show came about, the music and how Roger and Dave will deliver the money to Warren's home."
Poke around, check out all the tunes and video. I'll post more links as I piece my head back together and sort this all out.

UPDATE: Mr. Buffett is giving the bag full o' money to Girls, Inc. of Omaha to buy ukuleles!



Anonymous said...

What a great interview and what a fantastic concept! All hail Roger and Dave.

I've actually gained a bit of respect for Warren Buffet.

Pam said...

I am now afraid to do anything else with my day for fear of breaking the spell of EXTREME AWESOMENESS cast by this perfect project.

Thanks for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

Outstanding. Thanks Warren and especially Roger and Dave.

The Acoustic Guitar, Calgary
Canada's Home of the Ukulele

Anonymous said...

By the way, I don't think Republicans are against the ukulele--They just think you should buy your own... Really great idea and interview!! Ukester Brown

Gary said...

Ukester: well one thing I have learned for sure is that you should never tune anyone else's ukulele. I think Republicans would also agree.

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