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Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele

Acorn4 18 Nov 13 - 12:14 PM
GUEST,Fred McCormick 18 Nov 13 - 02:17 PM
GUEST,John Foxen 18 Nov 13 - 02:31 PM
Richard Bridge 18 Nov 13 - 05:48 PM
GUEST,GUEST, Ken Hobbs 18 Nov 13 - 06:08 PM
SteveMansfield 19 Nov 13 - 01:51 AM
Jim McLean 19 Nov 13 - 03:31 AM
GUEST 19 Nov 13 - 03:39 AM
Dave Hanson 19 Nov 13 - 04:14 AM
GUEST,Mike Yates 19 Nov 13 - 04:40 AM
GUEST 19 Nov 13 - 04:41 AM
Hamish 19 Nov 13 - 04:46 AM
Richard Bridge 19 Nov 13 - 05:23 AM
melodeonboy 19 Nov 13 - 05:47 AM
melodeonboy 19 Nov 13 - 05:49 AM
Dave Hanson 19 Nov 13 - 07:12 AM
GUEST,Dáithí 19 Nov 13 - 08:24 AM
Acorn4 19 Nov 13 - 08:45 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 19 Nov 13 - 09:19 AM
GUEST 19 Nov 13 - 09:25 AM
selby 19 Nov 13 - 09:37 AM
Acorn4 19 Nov 13 - 09:51 AM
Tootler 19 Nov 13 - 10:08 AM
GUEST,Mike Rogers 19 Nov 13 - 11:17 AM
GUEST 19 Nov 13 - 12:02 PM
GUEST,Myrtle's Cook 19 Nov 13 - 12:41 PM
BobKnight 19 Nov 13 - 02:57 PM
Dave Hanson 19 Nov 13 - 03:23 PM
GUEST,Betsy 19 Nov 13 - 05:47 PM
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Subject: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: Acorn4
Date: 18 Nov 13 - 12:14 PM

One of the strange facts to emerge from the reading of a website:- "Everything you never wanted to know about Michael Gove", is that he plays the ukelele:-

I thought this was too good an opportunity not to pass
lyrical comment on. Whilst putting the video up on YouTube I noticed another gentleman had had similar, presumably reasonably simultaneous thoughts, so I have included both songs:-


Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele - 1

Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele - 2

Probably only one for teachers in the UK this - for the benefit of US and others he's our education minister at the moment.


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 18 Nov 13 - 02:17 PM

He won't be our education minister after May 2015.


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: GUEST,John Foxen
Date: 18 Nov 13 - 02:31 PM

From the Sunday Times in May 2013

"HE WILL not be the first politician intent on calling the tune. Michael Gove, the education secretary, is to have lessons in playing the ukulele to take his mind off the pressures of his high-profile cabinet job.
Gove's wife, Sarah Vine, a journalist on The Times, has signed him up for a course to learn how to play the guitar-like instrument at the Idler Academy near the family home in west London.
She gave Gove a ukulele as a birthday present last year, but he did not know how to play it and is understood to have disturbed the peace at home with his untrained twanging.
"The genesis of this is that the Gove family all love Mumford & Sons," said a friend.

The poor old Mumfords don't have much going for them, do they?


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 18 Nov 13 - 05:48 PM

Gove - ukulele - a match made in heaven - both nasty shrill annoying little things.


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: GUEST,GUEST, Ken Hobbs
Date: 18 Nov 13 - 06:08 PM

Ah, but a ukelele isn't dangerous when put in a position of power. Is it true that Ian Duncan-Smith is struggling with lessons on the triangle? George Osborne failing to master the kazoo? And aren't the Scots about to give David Cameron a set of bagpipes even though you only get one note when you play them out of your a**e? (Apologies if this is getting a bit off-thread).


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: SteveMansfield
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 01:51 AM

Yet another very good reason to despise Mumford and Sons right there ...

Various artists have refused permission for right-wing bigots to use or even listen to their songs, the Mumfords would go up enormously in my estimation if they did the same thing.

Bet they won't though, because that would cause far too much embarrassment next time they all met up at a Chipping Norton fondue party or. A Bullingdon Club reunion dinner dance.


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: Jim McLean
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 03:31 AM

George Formby was also a comedian!
By the way he was never our education minister in Scotland.


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 03:39 AM

Thats it. Im going to burn mine!


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 04:14 AM

If he doesn't learn to play it, it will be The Labour Party's fault.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: GUEST,Mike Yates
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 04:40 AM

Didn't somebody once say that the definition of a gentleman was somebody who could play the ukelele, but didn't. Or am I thinking of some other instrument.

Odd that Grove should be a "musician" when he has cut funding to music teaching in our schools.


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 04:41 AM

Sorry, that should have been Gove.


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: Hamish
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 04:46 AM

Ukulele. Ukulele, ukulele, ukulele. Ukulele. Shortened to uke, but ukulele.


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 05:23 AM

I said that. Honest I did. I blame defective education thanks to the blob.


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: melodeonboy
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 05:47 AM

"I'm the ukelele man, come and listen if you can,
The children hate to hear me play
They tell me to just go away
'cos I change their lessons every day
I'm the ukelele man"

(With apologies to George Formby!)


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: melodeonboy
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 05:49 AM

I meant "ukulele" of course! :-)


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 07:12 AM

Both spellings are correct whereas Michael Gove always makes me think of a startled cod.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: GUEST,Dáithí
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 08:24 AM

Didn't Peter Sellers also play the Ukulele? Isn't he on a Fairport mmm..or was it Steeleye?) album doing that? i seem to remember hm saying "Are you a metelot?" or similar in a Goons voice at the end of a track... D


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: Acorn4
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 08:45 AM

I think Michael Gove would certainly have fitted in as one of The Goons!


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 09:19 AM

Richard, regarding your post at 05.38. What a horrible thing to say








..............about Ukeleles'


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 09:25 AM

Ah come on: a politician can do less harm by playibg the ukulele than a musician by going into politics...


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: selby
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 09:37 AM

At hes not on the fiddle













couldn't resist


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: Acorn4
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 09:51 AM

The pianist Paderewski became Prime Minister of Poland - not sure what his track record was?


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: Tootler
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 10:08 AM

Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: Richard Bridge - PM
Date: 18 Nov 13 - 05:48 PM

Gove - ukulele - a match made in heaven - both nasty shrill annoying little things.

Richard,
If that's your view, then It will give me great pleasure to annoy both of you with several of my nasty shrill little things, especially the banjo variant.


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: GUEST,Mike Rogers
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 11:17 AM

A ukulele is the present day equivalent of the dreaded kazoo.
One imagines that the Gove association will cause sales of the instrument to plummet (and perhaps see off Mumpford & Co as well).


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 12:02 PM

What songs will mr gove be learning on the ukelele? Auntie Maggie's Homemade Remedy?


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: GUEST,Myrtle's Cook
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 12:41 PM

I am surpirsed he has picked such a relatively contemporary instrument - he seems intent on sending the education system back several hundered years.

Poor, poor Uke - guilty by association.


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: BobKnight
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 02:57 PM

He keeps dropping the fact that he's from Aberdeen, well, as an Aberdonian born and bred, I can find no trace of an Aberdeen accent anywhere in his speech. He must have loved the place so much that he scrubbed every last trace of it from his voice. Pillock!!


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 03:23 PM

He might try learning, ' Hilda's Cabinet Band. '

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: GUEST,Betsy
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 05:47 PM

R.Sole of the grandest order


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Nov 13 - 04:25 AM

Pouting Cod


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 20 Nov 13 - 06:06 AM

as the ship went down.....


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Subject: RE: Michael Gove Plays the Ukelele
From: Eldergirl
Date: 21 Nov 13 - 06:16 AM

Ukulelists unite!
Ban the cod!


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