Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Night of 1,000 Ukuleles at the Proms

I read the news today, oh boy. Now we know how many ukes it takes to fill the Albert Hall. Link

(Sorry, Mr. Bradbury)

And an interview with the Beeb. Link


ronhale said...

Inoffensive? Hardly. In the intro to Ian Whitcomb's The Cat's Meow songbook, we learn that Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers took offense to Ian's use of the uke onstage at the Montreux Jazz Festival. And that hard-core ragtime enthusiasts were not at all pleased that he brought his uke to a Scott Joplin festival.

Four waves? Is George on target here, or a bit too picky?

ronhale said...

James Burton just tried & failed to set the record for the most guitarists playing together in one venue at one time. He managed to get 800 playing "That's Alright, Mama" & "Hound Dog," in Shreveport, in celebration of his 70th birthday, falling well short of the Guinness record of 1802 set in Germany in 2007.

Gary said...

Have you heard what the record for most banjo players is?

Plausible punch lines: neither did the participants, they all went deaf.

Oddly enough, the same as the unemployment numbers for that date


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