Friend of Uke Hunt, IanB has set up a new ukulele site Uke Thingy. There’s a pleasing variety of tab there already stretching from YES to The Road to Eldorado via Van Morrison and Frampton.
WeePOP! are my new favourite record label after sending me a Christmas card with a ukulele-playing snowman. I wouldn’t have thought the entire back catalogue of Stax records could be overturned by a small card, but it just goes to show what a cheap date I am. I can heartily recommend The Darlings’ Photo EP which contains a ukulele cover of AC/DC’s You Shook Me All Night Long – judging by the number I got, there’s less than 60 copies left – so get your skates on. Also, if you haven’t already, check out the Not Quite Rocket Science Ukulele Podcast I mentioned earlier in the year (done by the folks who run weePOP!).
GUGUG have recorded a CD: This is the Ukulele New Wave.
Ukulele Tonya has an impressively in depth article on humidity and your ukulele.
Google Patent Search (still in beta) has some weird and wonderful ukulele inventions. It has the original patent for the Swagerty Treholipee as well as less successful inventions such as the world’s most overcomplicated ukulele tuner (requiring three dense pages of expositional text) and a sort of banjo-ukulele-sanshin concoction.
How do you make the most special day of your life that little more special? Ukulele duet – obviously.