Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ukulele Magazine

Have you read Ukulele Magazine? It's put out by the publishers of Acoustic Guitar Magazine. It strikes me as being written primarily to a guitar-playing audience.

What do you think of it?


Most Inane First Line of an Article About Jake Shimabukuro, Evar

If you've been reading Ukulelia or following Jake Shimabukuro for a while, you know that pretty much every article written about him is the same. The ukulele is not a toy, he's the Jimi Hendrix of the uke, blah, blah, blah.

Finally we have something new, if only because it contains the most inane first line ever written in an article about Jake. Behold:
"How do you say ukulele in Hawaiian?" 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

Aloha Bob Brozman

Just learned that Bob Brozman died Wednesday. How could someone filled with so much music depart so soon? I'll post more when I get over the shock. Link

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Mumford & Sons Visit Mya-Moe

The super-nice folks at Mya-Moe build some of the most remarkable ukuleles I've ever seen. I don't own one (yet!) but strummed a few at the Wine Country Ukulele Festival last year. Mya-Moe ukes are so light I'd wager you you could suspend one in mid-air with a mylar party balloon. It's freaky. They have a great website (the only ukulele builder site I know that posts the daily lunch menu) and are worth following on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Be sure to watch their weekly video posts on what's happening in the shop. Here's one in which Mumford & Sons stops by for a visit.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Uke Playing T-Rex Dating Game

Pretend you're a girl with a crush on a ukulele-playing T-Rex. Play it here.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Two Thumb Picks Up!

"Mad Dog Time" should be cut into free ukulele picks for the poor."

--Roger Ebert

(Thanks, Steve!)
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