Friday Links

A series of video tutorials on strumming in French – but you’ll get the idea (thanks to Jeff for the heads up).

Midnight Ukulele Disco has come up with another winner this week with a session from Hailey Wojcik.

John Harris continues The Guardian’s championing of the ukulele. Apparently, Morrissey was a big fan of George Formby and The Smiths edition of The South Bank Show kicked off with Formby (and Morrissey is officially the only man ever to be more northern than George Formby).

kyle falconer the view mark ronson valerie ukuleleHarris’ article also mentions the View whose lead singer, Kyle Falconer, this week turned up with uke. He arrived onstage to fill Amy Winehouse’s high-heeled shoes to sing Valerie with Mark Ronson. You can watch the whole performance here (the uke makes an entrance at about 1 hour 10 mins).

The ‘ukulele kills the recorder’ story trundled on and even made it onto Have I Got News For You.

Grab an mp3 of Jens Lekman doing a ukulele version of Your Arms Around Me (as well as other tracks) on False 45th.

hula girl tiny ukulele carvingCheck out the completed Hula Girl and her tiny uke on Leeward Lounge.

Princess Maxima of the Netherlands gets the gift of uke (click on ‘NA’ for the big action).

No one will ever know.

A panda playing the ukulele.

U is for ukulele.

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  1. Nelson October 27th, 2007 4:27 pm

    In response to the French Lessons…
    You know a teacher is good when you know exactly what he’s teaching…even if you don’t understand a word!

  2. Woodshed October 27th, 2007 4:42 pm

    Music = the international language.

  3. BenClaytor October 29th, 2007 8:30 pm

    Will you please tab out your arms around me
    I’m in love with that song
    but not talented enough to figure it out on my own
    Jens Lekman is so great
    Not to mention, I’m a huge fan of anything swedish

    By the way, i really love your site
    The way you do your tabs is really easy to follow and all around awesome
    Thanks alot and keep up the good work

  4. Woodshed October 29th, 2007 9:03 pm

    Hi, Ben. Thanks for you kind words. I’ve been meaning to put up some Jens for a while now, so I’ll definitely have a go at it.

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