Saturday, October 02, 2004

"How To" Ukulele FAQ

The folks over at Flea Market Music have posted a new section featuring answers to the most-commonly asked questions about all things ukulele. "The FAQ File" contains a wealth of knowledge about ukulele history, tunings, tune-ups, and more. Link

It's Raining Ukes!

At least it soon will be. Mark your calendar for the 1st Annual Portland (Oregon) Ukulele Festival, which will be held November 5th & 6th 2004 at the Multnomah Arts Center in Portland. Co-sponsored by the Portland Ukulele Association. Link

Friday, October 01, 2004

Tiki: Not Tacky

Fun article in today's SF Chronicle about the resurgence (yea!) of Tiki Culture and evidence of same in the San Francisco Bay Area. Interviewed is Tikimeister Otto Von Stroheim, who has mounted a show, "Tiki Art Now" in conjunction with The Shooting Gallery in SF. Featured in the show is a tiki uke created by none other than his Feztanic Majesty, Tiki King. (Note: King Kukulele will be performing at the closing night party on October 8, 2004.)

Man, all this talk about Martin Denny has convinced me that I want a clip from "Little Grass Shack" by Bliss Blood's exotica combo, Voodoo Suite, to be the ringtone on my cellphone. (Now if I could only figure out how...) Link

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