Friday, October 26, 2001

Good news update from the maker of the forthcoming "Rock That Uke" documentary Link Discuss
Anyone ever see this flick, The Giant Gila Monster? It stars a guy who plays the banjo-ukulele, so you know it has to be great. Listen to him play an ultra religious song to his sister! Be sure to read the accompanying article about the movie too. Link Discuss

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Check out the sounds of Carmaig de Forest, punk uker. Bill of Rock That Uke, describes him as "very edgy, dark and profane." Not what I usually think of when I envision a uke player, but what the hey, I shouldn't be so closed-minded. Link Discuss

Tuesday, October 23, 2001

Jazz ukuleleist Lyle Ritz will be performing in Sherman Oaks at California Guitar. The show is Friday, October 26 at 8PM. For info call (818)789-8887. Link Discuss
Obit for Hawaiian musician Auntie Irmgard.

Irmgard Farden Aluli, a songwriter and performer whose many tenderly eloquent compositions in a career of more than 70 years made her one of the last links to a golden era of Hawaiian popular music, died on Oct. 4 in Honolulu. She was 89.
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Obit for "Sis Silly" a WWII USO entertainer who played the uke. Link Discuss

Tuesday, October 09, 2001

Plenty of ukulele playing in this realaudio broadcast of a 1985 episode of Prarie Home Companion. Link Discuss
Robert Armstrong is a cartoonist and ukulele player (one of the members of Rober Crumb's Cheap Suit Serenaders). His site has lots of great paintings, like the "Keyhole-Lele" seen here. Link Discuss
(Thanks, Gary Peare!)

Wednesday, October 03, 2001

Hey, DC area ukers! I received the following from Adrienne Mazzone, the Media Relations Director, You can contact her by emailing her at "Hello, I'm looking for w Ukulele player to perform a little tune at an Expo in DC on 10/11 & 10/12 & 10/13 or any of those dates...any suggestions or can you post something." Discuss
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