Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Burning Uke!

The Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz has way more fun than they should. And here's proof. For their recent weekend campout in Big Sur, club members fabricated an enormous scale replica of a Martin O soprano. Then, in an homage to Burning Man, set it aflame. Following is a link to more pix on Catfish's Ukulele Community Album (which is always worth a visit).

Please, someone, add more links and information about this to the discussion area! Gee, I wish I lived closer to you guys... Link Discuss

Friday, November 14, 2003

Bill Tapia in Concert November 15

From today's Honolulu Star Bulletin:

"Bill Tapia, 95, who learned how to play ukulele by listening to his Hawaiian neighbors on Sereno Street, says that modern strings are much easier to work with than the gut strings he learned on before World War I. Tapia will be performing with Makana and Tau Moe tomorrow at Hawaii Theatre."
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'Ukulele Crime Wave Continues!

This time it's a 50-year-old Martin 'ukulele from Puanani Alama's hula studio. Link Discuss

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Scoundrel's Steal Uncle K's 'Uke

From the Honolulu Advertiser this morning:

"A baritone 'ukulele made for the Hawaiian composer and musician, stolen from his Kaimuki office during the weekend, has his name inlaid on the face of the instrument.

"The 'ukulele, handmade by craftsman K.C. Young in 1974, is one of a kind and easily recognizable, Lake said."

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Update 11/14/03: 'Ukulele returned--no strings attached (literally!) Link

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