Finally, Strange Powers, the documentry about Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields, is available to digitally rent on iTunes and  I missed the theatre screening in London and have been desperate to see it.

In honour of this, here’s a really old interview where he plays The Nun’s Litany on an 8 string mele ukulele.  It’s a lovely version of the song and Stephin Merritt is his normal deadpan self.

There might be a reduced service on ukuleleporn for the next month as I’m off for on an extended holiday to the other side of the world.  Hopefully I’ll find some ukulele stuff there that I can write about.


The chords are at stephinsongs, along with the rest of their albums, but you’ll have to look up the uke chords if you don’t know them.