Tuesday, February 26, 2002

Great news: Jason Verlinde, Amazon.com's jazz and classical music editor, is starting an annual ukulele magazine, called The Ukulele Occasional. This is something I've been dreaming about for a while. I would have started a uke magazine myself, but I want to concentrate on my illustrating this year (in addition to learning to play the uke better!). Anyway, here's the website for the magazine. It'll be out this summer, and I'm going to write an article for it! Link Discuss

Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Casey P.'s Russian-sounding uke song in MP3 format. Very nice stuff! Link Discuss

Monday, February 18, 2002

Thursday, February 14, 2002

Ukulele postcards from Japan for sale. I love the English translation. ("Though very selfish, I will consider as sale of a "eight-sheet set." )
Link Discuss
Nice article from the Stamford Advocate about Jim and Liz Beloff's exhibition called "Ukulele Fever: The Craze that Swept America" which opened at the Stamford Museum in Connecticut in early February/ Link Discuss
Photo of the Pat Batinelli Family Ukesters at the opening of the Uke Fever exhibition. Link Discuss
Photo of Flea Market Music proprietor Jim Beloff at the opening of the Uke Fever exhibition in Stamford, CT. Link Discuss
Time to get jealous: Here's a gallery of photo's of Casey P.'s music room. See if you can spot the ukes! Link Discuss

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

Here are a couple of cool uke tunes recorded by Casey P. The first one is Spanish-y, the second one reminds me of some kind of eastern European song. Discuss

Monday, February 11, 2002

The band Uke Til u Puke has a great punk version of Tiptoe Thru The Tulips on their site. Link Discuss (Thanks, Gary!)
Uke musician Oliver Brown's web site. Link Discuss (Thanks, Gary!)
Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters sing "Tonight You Belong to Me," with Lyle Ritz providing the uke playing. Link Discuss (Thanks, Gary!
Tom Petty on George Harrison.
He really got into the ukulele. It sounds kind of corny, but it gave him so much joy, you know. I was there when he first discovered it. The rest of his life was ukulele. He played the hell out of the thing. When my kids were little, we could clear rooms with those things, because they knew George was going to carry on till daylight with the ukulele.
Link Discuss (Thanks, Gary! -- maybe I should just make a note when a link *doesn't* come from Gary! *;)
Article about Warren Buffett and his uke playing. Link Discuss (Thanks, Gary!)
Here's a picture of billionare Warren Buffett strumming his beloved ukulele. Link Discuss (Thanks, Gary!)
Nice collection of uke MP3s recorded by Rusty. Link Discuss (Thanks, Gary!)
Website for The Rhonda Ukulele Experience. With MP3s. Link Discuss (Thanks, Gary!)
Ian Whitcomb's latest "Letter from Lotusland" makes mention of the article I wrote about him for the LA Weekly (see below). Link Discuss (Thanks, Gary!)

Thursday, February 07, 2002

Tiki King sent me some neat stuff that he sells on his site: a UKE sticker and a groovy tiki pendent with a ukulele on it. High quality stuff! Thanks TK!Link Discuss

Monday, February 04, 2002

Fellow uke player Tiki King is selling Tee Shirts. Check 'em out! Link Discuss
Ukers in the CT area should head to the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, which is having a ukulele exhbition with live performances. It's being curated by Jumpin' Jim Beloff and Leapin' Liz Beloff of Flea Market Music fame. I wish I was there! Link Discuss (Thanks, Gary!)
 
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