Carla Ulbrich: Professional Smart Aleck

 
 

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Carla's YouTube Guitar Tutorials: How to Get a Pick Out of a Guitar

 

Dadgummit! My pick fell into my guitar again!

<shakes, turns upside down, jams hand inside, cusses a blue streak>

Learn how to quickly and easily retrieve that pick without breaking the guitar open.

I've been using this secret for years!

https://youtu.be/cpw99MqG79g

 

USA Song Contest Finalist

 

Just got word that my song "Totally Average Woman" was chosen as a Finalist in the USA Song Competition (in the Novelty category).

The contest is done- the song will not advance further, but this is a huge contest, with thousands of entries, so being a Finalist is indeed an honor. Congratulations and thank you to my co-writers, Joe Giacoio and Steve Goodie.

 

New Live CD is here!

 

This just in- and I do mean *just* in:

A brand new CD, Live from FuMPfest, is here!

Recorded entirely at FuMPfest (FuMP = Funny Music Project, check 'em out if you're unfamiliar : www.thefump.com ), it's a mix of standup comedy and funny songs.

I had pretty bad hayfever at that time, which seemed to make me funnier. Too congested to be nervous perhaps?

It's a mix of previously recorded songs and totally new stuff, and if you enjoy live recordings and/or haven't been able to make it to a live concert of mine, this is a great chance to make up that missed experience, flaws and all (this has not been "fixed" in the studio. All we did in the studio was cut it up into separate tracks, so it's wouldn't be one long recording). 

Get a copy at a live concert. Or online, here .

 

Madam Opus Compilation CD of All Funny Women

 

I'm excited to be included on the compilation CD project "Madam Opus," which features all women doing all funny songs.

Here's my contribution to the project:

https://madamopus.bandcamp.com/track/stupefied-by-maladies-defying-diagnosis

This album features songs by The Doubleclicks, Jessica Delfino, Carla Ulbrich, Reformed Whores, Meri Amber, and many more, including Lauren Mayer's song "The Sexual Harassment Prevention Song," the video for which has been viewed over 3 million times, and Carrie Dahlby's parody "Don't Talk About Size" which came in at #21 on Dr. Demento's year-end Funny 25 countdown of the most requested songs of the year. 

 

Where's Carla??

 

Not a lot coming up on the official calendar, but I've been keeping busy.

I'm teaching guitar lessons again (been doing that off and on for over 2 decades now (!!).

Doing a little songwriting, some comedy writing, and even creating a few word puzzle books. Yes, I'm a huge word nerd, as you've probably deduced if you've heard even one or two of my songs.

I've also invested far too much time and energy into being a member of my homeowner association board. I'll just sum that up thusly: Ugh.

And I spent most of the month of June hiding in the house from the grass pollen, shooting saline up my nose and googling "can you die from hay fever?"

I did have a fabulous time playing & hanging at FuMPfest (Funny Music project www.thefump.com ) and managed to drop by the filk convention in New Jersey www.contata.org for song circles and chit chat.

I've got a few songs I hope to record in the next couple months, by request. One of them is about having massive allergies. Another is about fasting. Basically reflecting my glamorous, jet-setting life. I'll post something here (and elsewhere) once these songs are recorded and available for streaming/ purchase.