Thursday, January 31, 2008
John Pak sez:
“I just finished a ukulele video. It's a cover of the Beatles' "Here, There, Everywhere." Nothing fancy... mostly a close-up of my new Sweetheart ukulele. Seemed appropriate to do a love song with this uke, especially with Valentine's Day coming soon.”
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
This from the San Francisco band 5 Cent Coffee:
"That's right...our debut album Bourbon and Beans is finally ready!!
Come on down and get your copy on Saturday February 9th or, if you can't stand waiting that long, you can purchase a copy online from our website."
Sunday, January 27, 2008
The UKULELE CARAVAN rolls out the first weekend of April!
For four days up and down the New England coast there will be concerts from some of the best ukulele performers in the world today. These concerts are being organized by Patsy Monteleone, Jason Tagg, Craig Robertson and Mary Martin Shaefer.
For more complete info, check our website: link
From Lamberville, New Jersey all the way up the coast to the tip of Cape Cod, there will be great performances all weekend. Come to one or travel to all of them....
Patsy’s Caffe Uke
Thursday April 3rd
plus others to be announced
(+ Tom Harker and other travelers)
Happy Hour Open Mic
Friday 4th 8pm
Mad Tea Party
The Jack Lords
Doug Skinner and Carmen Borgia
(+ with surprise Sonic Uke and other travelers)
Friday 4th 11pm
Gio Gaynor with Diana Alutto
David Hornbuckle (?)
(+ Andru Cann and other travellers)
Saturday 5th 3-6pm
Uke Jam (RevelUKEtion)
at the All Asia Café
East Boston Makeout Club
Saturday 5th 8.30pm
Ukulele Noir/Craig Robertson CD Release Party
at the Bullrun Tavern in Shirley MA
w/ Jason Escape, escapologist
Frank Shaefer Memorial
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
“At long last a new recording by Snake Suspenderz, this time in our new, improved, quartet version!
A Few Loose Scales is a six-song EP off of our upcoming full-length CD, Shedding Our Skins.
This CD is all original tunes, half written by Thaddeus Spae and half by Howlin' Hobbit. At only $5 (+ S&H) for 6 songs, it's an even better deal than before!
It features Thaddeus Spae on bass trombone, guitar and lead vocals; Howlin' Hobbit on soprano ukuleles, harmonica and lead vocals; Dean Hedges on upright bass, 'mouth trumpet' and vocals; Andrew "Sketch" Hare on drums and vocals. “
Out of the six songs, five have ukulele.
Some were recorded live, some in the studio, and some "live in the studio" (i.e. no overdubbing).
You can now download the EP, either single songs or the whole thing, and pick your own price. This is available via our page at
Friday, January 18, 2008
...The Mamps were born from the ultra-Groucho-Marxist wing of the Ukelele Liberation Front. With a philosophy of 'uncompromising silliness' as their watchphrase they have forwarded the cause of ukeleledom since the last century and beyond.”
The band is comprised on Morris Mamp and Maximillian Mamp and they hail from the United Kingdom.
Check out their song “Desert Island”…yowsa!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
“End of the Road” a cover of the song by Boyz 11 Men
By the East Boston Make Out Club Band
“Here's the recording.... it's me on uke & lead vocals, Heather on percussion and vocals, John Borecki on mandolin and vocals, Ben Swansen on banjo and Nathan Mumford (Heather's bro) on percussion.
We recorded it at my Yacht Club. That's right, such things exist. I'm a member of the Orient Heights Yacht Club in East Boston. And my dad's a member.
And my grandfather was a member. Boating like whoa, man.”
End Of the Road.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Saturday, January 13th, I happened to be in
Cool. It was a fun time. I ain’t much for group thangs, but it was nice to hear everyone do their song, do what they liked…and listen to it. And they did it on ukuleles! Cool and cool somemore. Everyone sang a song. I sang a song. Amber sang a song. We sang songs together…we drank….life was good in Columbus.
Pictured are Craig, Jeff and Amber
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
'The Uke Box' is an eccentric little act comprised of nostalgic tunes and off-beat theatrics. Besides Ukuleles they also use and abuse a Banjolele, a Child Prodigy Midget Accordion, a Washtub Bass and a Toy Piano. Their mission is to create the best damn show ever that fits into just one traveling trunk!
The Uke Box is Marko van der Horst & Shelley Rickey
Listen to their version of "Miss the Mississippi"...
Ukebucket's newest endeavor: Project 52. A new song every Wednesday of 2008, for better or for worse. They’ve got two up already, and they’re cookin’.
Ukebucket is Rikk Palmer, Amber Nash (on ukulele and vocal) and Barry Canfield
Monday, January 07, 2008
Thursday, January 03, 2008
It's Ukulele Review, brought to you by Julie Strietelmeier, founder and editor of The Gadgeteer. In her new found obsession with ukuleles, Julie hopes to provide a site for reviewing instruments, videos, and CDs, and books. Link
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
"Was a great party with a lot of ohana and friends under the large tent in
Mihana's backyard. Lots of music and food.
Bob Young and I kanikapila with the Moana/Halekulani trio Doug, Fernandez,
and Kaipo [Pa'ahana]. Ledward Kaapana did a few songs, and more Hawaiian by Ken
Jazz by Jeff Petersen, Byron Yasui, Benny Chong, Ernie Proventure (info here) and of
course the master himself Bill Tapia.
Mihana was ever so beautiful in a red muumuu, and she and her sister group
'Puamana' sang their family song of the same name.
John Berger of the Star Bulletin took many pictures, and probably will
publish a story today about Bill's 100th party. [He did: it's here!]
Was a night to remember.
A hui hou,
Pat Palika Enos"
What an amazing milestone. May we all be so fortunate.