Friday, March 26, 2010

The Linguistical Uke

Ukulele & Language is a blog by a French player with the nom de uke Amelle Europe. She's been exploring how the ukulele is played around the world, and more specifically how different languages and cultures affect the way people play. Link

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Saddle up

if you're in the neighborhood, or, even if you're not, you should go to this. Can I say James Hill and Pops Bayless???

The Lone Star Uke Fest

Monday, March 15, 2010

We Are the [Ukulele] World

33 of the world's ukulele YouTube luminaries perform We Are the World. (Love the Smurfs singing backup. Nice touch.)

(Thanks, John Pak!)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

What is it with mermaids and ukuleles?

Sirene Von Calypso singing "Surfer Boy"

Gibson "Poinsettia" Uke at Auction

If you've ever lusted for a Gibson Pointsettia (and let's face it, who hasn't?), Gyrphon Stringed Instruments has one on auction right now on eBay. Link

Sita Sings the Blues Soundtrack

Nina Paley sez that the Music CD from her animated film Sita Sings the Blues is now available. Packed with Annette Hanshaw goodness. Link

(By the way, does anyone have the chords to If You Want the Rainbow?)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Jake Post-TED

Nice, short video of Jake Shimabukuro following his recent TED appearance. Link

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Crocheted Baby Ukulele

Alicia Kachmar crochets baby ukuleles! Available on Etsy. Cute. Link

Der Humpink

Might this spell doom for the vaunted 3rd Wave of the ukulele? I shudder to think. You may never look at your ukulele the same way again.

Monday, March 08, 2010

The Days of Wine and Roses

Or as my high school band director called it, "The Days of Runny Noses." Anyway, it's been running through my head for some reason. Here's a great solo jazz arrangement. Enjoy.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Amanda and Macbeth

Killer songwriting by one half of the group "The Barnkickers", Amanda Boisen.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Mighty Uke Screening This Saturday

Attention all Bay Area ukers. Mike DaSilva sez:
"Please join us on Saturday March 6, 2010 for an intimate screening of Mighty Uke. Director, Tony Coleman and producer, Margaret Meagher will be in attendance to answer questions and strum along with a little jam session after the movie. So, bring your ukes, your friends that get it, and your friends that don't so they will."

Film at 7:30. $10 at the door. Link
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