Sunday, September 10, 2023

Aloha, Jimmy

 With the passing of Jimmy Buffett earlier this week, we were reminded of of a couple of his memorable ukulele performances.

Here is an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon...

Jimmy making a surprise appearance with his cousin Warren at a Berkshire Hathaway event for MBA students. Stay through the end for Warren's remarks...

Jimmy was also instrumental in introducing Jake Shimabukuro to Parrotheads. Here's a nice little clip of Jake telling the story of Jimmy inviting him to sit in with the band.

And a little of Jimmy singing Jake's praises...

Have another memory to share? Post it in the comments.

Thursday, September 07, 2023

Dave Talsma Recovering from Motorcycle Accident

Sending much aloha to our friend and master luthier Dave Talsma, who is recovering from a recent motorcycle accident.

It seems his injuries were significant, but that he's making progress and is remaining in good spirits.

Love, too, to his wife Denise and the entire Talsma family.

If you'd like to send Dave a card, here is his mailing address:

7550 Church Street 

Swartz Creek, Michigan 48473

If you don't yet know Dave's work, check it out now. He's the genius builder of the legendary Warren Buffett Dairy Queen Ukulele. Amazing work, and truly fine player's instruments. Link

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