Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Ukulele Noir in Boston
Karen Langlie says: "Just thought that it may be of interest to you & your Ukulelia cohorts that there's a great little ukulele scene here in the Boston/New England area, doing shows such as Ukulele Noir.

"Ukulele Noir is the brainchild of Craig Robertson, who I've been taking uke lessons from. He's put together a number of uke-centric bills in the area - really fun stuff that shows just how versatile the instrument can be.

"Also of interest, Greg Hawkes who you may remember from the 80's band The Cars, has taken a shine to the ukulele and has performed at Ukulele Noir 1 and 2. (of course among other things, he has a number of Cars tunes in his ukulele repertoire!)

"And Dave Wasser's band The Bag End Boys plays the Uke Noir shows too: (Dave is on the board at the Ukulele Hall of Fame in Rhode Island - a place I'm sure you've heard of!)"

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

50th Anniversary Mousekulele by Oscar Schmidt Images I-Catalog Ds Products 005181 95464 95464 Z$249 will get you the 50th Anniversary Mousekulele. "Walt Disney Collectibles introduces this Mousekulele created by famed ukulele-maker Oscar Schmidt to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the ''Mickey Mouse Club.'' Using vintage graphics from the 50s, it promises to evoke all the warm, wonderful memories of listening to and singing along with the Mouseketeers. Arrives with vinyl carrying case. 23 1/2'' L x 8'' W. Mahogany with rosewood fingerboard. Imported. Certificate of Authenticity. Limited Edition of 1000."Link

Monday, February 21, 2005

More Mario Bros. and blues progressionsCurt Sheller says: "I've posted an arrangement of the Super Marion Brothers Main Theme for 'C' tuning (GCEA) with low 'G.' Link

"The arrangement can also be played on high 'G' (gCEA) tuning by not playing string 4 when there is a melody on sting 2 or 3.

"There is standard notation and TAB with a PDF and ASCII TAB file available for download. Fun tune to play inspired by the James Hill recording. Also available is the Underworld Theme.

"Also added two lessons based my new book A Guide to Blues Chord Progressions for Ukulele from A to Z using the chords from A Guide to Ukulele Chords." Link

Monday, February 14, 2005

Happy Valentine's Day

Grab your uke today and pluck the heartstrings of your sweetie! If you need inspiration, look no further than the story of Ukulele Bob. Link

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Uke-Infused Hawaiian-Inspired Hip-Hop

Bay Area duo the Rondo Brothers have released a new CD. Link to a Honolulu Star-Bulletin profile of Brandon Arnovick and Jim Greer. Link

I'll keep poking around to see if I can find any clips...

Monday, February 07, 2005

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