Wow, that’s a blast from the past…
Screenhead just pointed to a commercial for satellite radio featuring the locally infamous King Kukulele. The King was a staple at The Hub in Fullerton before they closed it down for renovations a little more than a year ago.
I remember spending countless nights watching him demolish the crowds with a well placed cover of “Folsom Prison Blues” or something as equally out of place. The looks on the faces of the unsuspecting people he’d throw his uke at before he’d snatch it back on its bungee cord. How uppity he’d get at the people on the back fringes of the audience who would dare to chat during his performance.
Come to think of it, he was sort of a jerk. I’m pretty sure that was just a schtick, tho. At least I hope it was.
I’ve lost track of him since The Hub closed down, but I’d love to know where he’s performing now. Anyone have any clues?