Friday, April 30, 2004
Thursday, April 29, 2004
"Yes, it's a computer accessory: It has a flat base, so you can stand it upright next to the keyboard. See, the reason why your computer keeps crashing, freezing and stalling on you isn't because the only people who hate you more than God are programmers. It's because the computer industry wants you to broaden yourself.Saves thousands of dollars on computer hardware, too! (Paul Harvey quoted Andy's piece on his radio show today. I haven't located the segment, but it should be here) Link (Thanks, Dr. Nelson!)
So it keeps giving you these five to 20-minute gaps in the day to learn some new chords..."
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Billboard gave a wonderful review of Bill Tapia's CD "Tropical Swing."
"In an era of manufactured and quickly forgotten pop acts, a debut solo album from a 96-year-old man is quite a surprise. And Hawaiian guitar/ukulele legend Bill Tapia's 'Tropical Swing' is as delightful as it is surprising."Bill graciously autographed my copy on Sunday. This CD is a MUST HAVE. In addition to a bevy of recent recordings, the disc features two rare vintage tracks including Byron Yasui's father's 1936 wire recording of Bill playing "Stars and Stripes Forever."Link
Monday, April 26, 2004
Hope you made it! If you did and took pix, let me know!
Thursday, April 22, 2004
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Tuesday, April 20, 2004
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Saturday, April 17, 2004
Thursday, April 15, 2004
"In an iPod-toting, MP3-burning world, the ukulele seems like the last musical trend worthy of a comeback. But just in time for its 125th anniversary, the tiny, four-stringed instrument is beginning to make a big sound."Link
Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Saturday, April 10, 2004
Friday, April 09, 2004
Come to the beautiful central Oregon coast for a one-day ukulele festival, Ukes In Yachats! (pronounced Yah-hots). We'll have a Friday night welcome bonfire and jam on the beach and Saturday will be filled with workshops, an open mic and an evening concert. Performers include Red Poppy (ukulele jug band) Hawaiian Charm (traditional Hawaiian from Portland, Oregon) and ukulele jazz master Lyle Ritz! Friday, September 24th (evening) and Saturday, September 25th, 2004. Late September is our best weather on the Oregon Coast so make your plans now.For more information email Jim D'Ville. Ukuleles and clam chowder...mmmmmm... Discuss
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Wednesday, April 07, 2004
We aren't solicting outright donations for this program, but you can help by buying some of the books and videos we sell through Amazon. They're listed in the middle column. We also get money when you click the text ads on the far right, but please don't click on them unless you're actually interested in the ad, since the advertiser must pay money every time someone clicks on their ad. We're going to be giving all of the money we collect (minus the monthly hosting fees of $15 a month) to the program. It would be great if we could end up donating a dozen ukuleles to the program.
We'll let you know the progress of our little project! Link
Tuesday, April 06, 2004
"One of Dr Either's favourite tools to help calm people is to take up his ukulele and play a nursery rhyme. He said the tune which works wonders is Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. One memory which stands out Dr Either's mind is when he was in the children's ward and heard a little child screaming. Dr Either didn't know the room was out of bounds and he went down there and stood outside the door and played the Twinkle melody until the child's crying stopped."Wonder if anyone ever requests a 10cc tune... Link Discuss
Monday, April 05, 2004
"Dad and I were getting down the suitcases to go on some holiday, and there was this little instrument box, and I said, what's that? And I was 7 at the time and dad said that's your grandmother's banjolele."Link Discuss
Y'all come! Link
The Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz will host UkeFest West at the Cocoanut Grove April 22-24. This event will bring together hundreds of the tiny instrument’s legion of loyal fans and more than 25 of the world’s best ukulele performers.Link
The event will include a fund-raising raffle of more than a dozen instruments that have been donated by several premier ukulele builders. The money raised will go to the "Ukes for Kids Project," which will give away hundreds of ukuleles to children.
For tickets call (408) 828-2131, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, April 02, 2004
Thursday, April 01, 2004
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