Monday, July 15, 2002

These young guys claim to have built a uke-playing robot out of Lego blocks. Link

Thursday, July 11, 2002

A report from the first annual San Antonio Ukulele Fetival.
Uke players tend to be collectors, too. They see a certain uke, and develop a need for it. In truth, how many ukes do you need? I have a friend who has a beautiful hand-carved uke with a pineapple carved in the back. Wonderful sound. (Yes, someday you WILL be mine! YES you will!) So I head over to his house the other day, and what's he playing? A cheap $15 uke someone had painted with blue latex paint and glued Hawaiian flower stickers all over. Go figure, huh?

Link Discuss (Thanks, Matt!)

Monday, July 08, 2002

The premiere issue of The Ukulele Occasional is about to hit newsstands, and the table of contents, posted here, are totally mouth-watering. I know everything in my life is going to come to a screetching halt the second I get my hands on a copy. Link Discuss

Wednesday, July 03, 2002

I only know three things about banjo ukuleles: 1) they're tuned like a regular uke, 2) they sound really great, 3) they're damn heavy. Here's a site dedicated to banjo ukes and George Formby, the late British musician most closely associated with banjo ukes. href="http://www.banjoukulele.co.uk/">Link Discuss
 
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