Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Page Three, Americans: Stand by for NEWS! Paul Harvey had a nice blurb about the sale of Warren Buffett's Dairy Queen uke yesterday. And how about this: Paul uses the Hawaiian pronunciation of 'ukulele! No malahini, him. Click on the following link, and fast forward to 9:35 into the broadcast. Link
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Friday, May 26, 2006
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Setting the standard in marketing creativity, GoldenPalace.com has devised some of the most exciting and outrageous advertising campaigns in the past few years. Recently, items such as the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Britney Spears’ Pregnancy Test, and William Shatner’s Kidney Stone, have garnered extensive worldwide media attention for the casino.
I'll have to contact them and see if they'd like to let me use this log to make a uke. I bet that uke would go for more than the $28,000 that Golden Casino paid for the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich! Or maybe I'll take ukulele jac's recent suggestion from over on the Flea Market Music Bulletin Board:
|Posted By: Ukulelerealtor||Date: 5/22/2006 9:49:51 AM|
|So if we are debating the concept of auctioning a uke for charity and hoping that it will be played, what do you think the winning bidder (also for charity) did with William Shatner's kidney stone! LOL|
|Posted By: ukulele jac||Date: 5/22/2006 11:33:55 AM|
|i heard that Duane H. bought it and will carve it into a nut for a Star Trek theme uke. ;)|
(This is the Duane H. of which he speaks.)
Mahalo again to Mr. Buffett and everyone who helped send over $11,000 to the Children's Miracle Network.
Hey, it's my birthday. Join the DQ Blizzard Fan Club and have a free 16 oz. Blizzard to celebrate with me!
Freak out in a moon-age daydream at Chabot Space & Science Center !Friday May 26, 2006 8:00pmParty under the stars in glam style at Chabot Space & Science Center with an unusual and unique live musical performance: The Rise and Fall of Uke-Y Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, presented by Ukulele Apocalypse ( Kelly McCubbin); including performances by Megan Lynch, Uni and her Ukulele, Tippy Canoe, 5 Cent Coffee, Henry and the Heymen, and Amy Zing on saw! That's right, it's the whole Ziggy Stardust album presented in its entirety, completely on ukulele! "Zowie! (I mean, Bowie!) Link
As part of the Dairy Queen Ukulele project, I enlisted the help of ace uker, Gerald Ross, to create some ukulele arrangements of the old Dairy Queen jingle, "A Scrumpdillyishus Day."
Gerald came thru in spades, and we presented Mr. Buffett with a CD (pictured) containing four of Gerald's arrangements, all performed, appropriately enough, on a Talsma uke! Following are links to the tracks. (That's Mr. Ross on all instruments.) Grab a Blizzard and enjoy!
1. “Crazier at the Brazier” (solo ukulele in A)
2. “Lullaby for Dennis the Menace” (solo ukulele in G)
3. “Grillin’ & Chillin’” (lead ukulele, rhythm uke, bass in C)
4. “Pineapple Shake” (lead ukulele, rhythm uke, bass in C)
If you don't own Gerald's incredible CD, "Ukulele Stomp," get one!
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Friday, May 19, 2006
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
The World's first Ukulele with its very own carry-along "Kangaroo Pouch," suitable for packing your songbook, extra strings, picks or whatever else you want to takeLink
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Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Friday, May 12, 2006
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Thought you'd like to see a photo of Dave Talsma, shown here as the proud papa of the Dairy Queen Ukulele. For those of you visiting Ukulelia who are not avid ukers, I think this shot gives you a nice sense of the scale of the instrument.
I think Dave had trouble parting with it. I know I did. And we were so afraid that Mr. Buffett would that we promised him a second one!
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
"Among the ranks of Don Ho, "Ohta-San," Arthur Godfrey and Tiny Tim, Buffett also enjoys strumming the pint-sized stringed instrument. And now you can play the very ax touched by the Oracle of Omaha himself."Link
Monday, May 08, 2006
Friday, May 05, 2006
Coop says" "Rhino Handmade has done a very-limited box set of the first three Warner/Reprise Tiny Tim records, plus lots of extra unreleased stuff (45 tracks!) and a booklet full of great photos. The original vinyl LPs are terrific, and I'm pretty sure this is the first time these records have been available on CD. I'm a big Tiny Tim fan, (as was Anton LaVey!) and if you only know TT by "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" and his appearances on Howard Stern, do yourself a favor and order this set." Link
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Michael Simmons, editor of Fretboard Journal, reports on the 2006 Ukulele Festival of Northern California. Link