Friday Links

Ukulele Review interviews Jim Beloff.

Ukulele Videos with one click downloads of YouTube videos.

Ukulele Christmas in Helsinki with Ukebox, Ukulelezaza and more.

UkeCast Holiday Special – my favourite is the handsome guy in the pink.

I stumbled across a some interesting torrents (while I was searching for something completely legal) of Ukulele Noir at the Nave with Craig Robertson and, the East Boston Make Out Club Band and Uncle Shoe. Craig says, “‘sokay…”.

Download an mp3 of The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain performing The Automatic’s Is It A Monster on CBBC. There are also some mp3s of them performing Christmas songs on their website.

Amy Crehore has two more pieces of uke starring art.

Paul Merton’s Silent Clowns featured Harold Lloyd this week including this scene from Captain Kidd’s Kids where Lloyd impresses some sexy pirates with his uke abilities (from about 1:40).

Untouched By Work or Duty draws our attention to ukulele covers of Morrissey on the ukulele by Perrecy with an mp3. Old Blue Bus has mp3s of island version of Stagger Lee.

Bloomberg covers the UK uke revival.

howjsay takes a stand on the oo-koo-lay-lay vs. yoo-ka-lay-lee debate.

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  1. Amy Crehore December 7th, 2007 6:46 pm

    Hi-
    Thanks for mentioning my uke-starring art. :)

    This other new painting also has a banjo uke in it, “Honeybee”:
    http://amycrehore.blogspot.com/2007/12/reminder-art-now-fair-art-basel-miami.html

    And…stay tuned for my Number Two Tickler Uke due out in Jan.
    It will be totally different from Number One!
    And… I will also have a Tickler Ukulele T-shirt that will sport these graphics available in Jan-
    http://amycrehore.blogspot.com/2007/09/tickler-t-shirt-by-amy-crehore.html

    That ink drawing is a version of this painting, “Bubble Gum Music”:

    http://amycrehore.com/wst_page5.php?idx=5&file=images/bubblegu.jpg&&ID2=QcQoeD

    Uke lovers unite!

    Amy

  2. Woodshed December 7th, 2007 8:31 pm

    Hi Amy, can’t wait to see the second uke. And I’ll be getting myself one of those T-shirts.

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