Sunday, March 31, 2002

Megosteve sez: "Recent shark attack victim Hoku Aki, who lost his foot in a struggle with a tiger shark at Brennecke Beach in Kauai, says he plans to stay out of the water and devote more time to his music. The article mentions that he is a ukelele player and he's pictured lying in his hospital bed holding one." Link Discuss

Friday, March 29, 2002

Pekelo is a ukulele instructor from Seatlle with a very nice web site. Link Discuss

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Don Ho Shocks Music World By Recording `Shock The Monkey Link Discuss (Thanks, Steve!)
Ukes go high-tech ih Hawaii.
For example, at Aiea Intermediate School, the 12 teachers chose a TTP project that addressed the Hawaiian ukulele.  The shop teacher taught students how to create the ukulele in AutoCAD using 3D techniques, and then to construct one using actual shop tools.  The English teacher taught how to write project materials, including procedures and reports.  The math teacher taught students how to calculate the correct material thicknesses, angles, and similar physical features.  The music teacher taught them how to play the ukulele.  The art teacher taught students to create marketing materials and illustration manuals.  And the history and geography teachers taught the historical significance of the ukulele around the Pacific Basin and in Asia.

Link Discuss (Thanks, Gary!)

Friday, March 22, 2002

The Ukulele Guild of Hawaii is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and sharing of ukulele making techniques and information. Link Discuss

Wednesday, March 20, 2002

Do you eat it or play it? The Ipulele, only $875! Link Discuss (Thanks, Gary!)

Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Thursday, March 07, 2002

Bill Robertson the fellow who is making the documentary, Rock That Uke, wrote to tell me that he's "posted a new update on the Rock That
Uke
website, including exciting details about our 'uke cam,' which I'm
certain will put us in the running for an Oscar in cinematic technical
achievement when we're done." I sure it will, Bill!Link Discuss

Wednesday, March 06, 2002

John Pinamonti wrote a great introductory article to the uke for Smokebox.net. And he kindly mentioned Ukulelia, too! Link Discuss

Friday, March 01, 2002

Here's a TV news story about Cliff Edwards. Watch it today, before it disappears! (After clinking on the link below, click on 6:00 news, then select Thursday, and fast forward to 10:00 minutes into the show.) Link Discuss

 
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