Windy City Ukulele Festival, Play Well With Others

I’m back a little early. There’s news to be newsed. Over the break I had to take the fancy rotating banner off the front of the site. It was bringing the whole site crashing down every couple of weeks so it had to go. It was very pretty but a whole heap of trouble (like a few girls I could mention).

Windy City Ukulele Festival details.

I’ve had a few people ask me various questions about playing with others and in uke groups but – being an anti-social loner who avoids human contact at all costs – I’ve never been much help to them. Now I can point them towards Play Well With Others. It’s a book and website giving advice on jamming which boasts endorsements from Janet Klein, Jim Beloff and Lil Rev. It’s also a handsome looking site.

Amy Crehore ukulele printAmy Crehore is selling 50 signed prints of ‘The Creature’. You can pick up yours here.

Seeso and Clara Belle featured on Boing Boing (thanks for the mention, Seeso).

MP3s: I’ve mentioned foggy ruins of time many times in this section. The guy behind it has released an EP, under the name Existential Hero, featuring his bariuke. You can download the whole thing here. songs:illinois has Jenny Jenkins.

Uke chords on posters: officially a good idea. Shelley ‘Uke Box’ Rickey features Kokomo on her poster (and some not safe for work material – what is it with ukes and nudity?)

Paul McCartney reprises his ukulele version of Something at the Anfield gig plus a quick burst of When I’m Washing [sic] Windows.

Dr Sparkles’ TV theme game.

Isaac was a little disappointed not to win Ukulele Review’s contest and came up with this (inspired by Cyanide and Happiness). Click to enlarge.

ukulele cartoon

Transparent ukulele.

Vote for the song you want Fin Raucous to play in his shed.

Rebekulele: a cross between a ukulele and a rebec.

A jumping fly’s jumping flea.

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  1. seeso June 14th, 2008 9:02 am

    You’re very welcome, sir. I only wish I’d have gotten it in there sooner, before all the hits started to wane. I had no idea I was featured, and I’d never heard of Boing Boing. A friend alerted me.

  2. LonnaB June 14th, 2008 1:08 pm

    I prefer Uke Hunt, nice one.

    I’m glad you’re back early!

  3. Woodshed June 14th, 2008 2:02 pm

    Seeso: They quite often have ukulele stuff on Boing Boing. Usually it’s people who have been posting a while like yourself and GUGUG, so I was a bit surprised they’d found Clara Bell.

    LonnaB: Thanks, it’s good to be back.

  4. Ian June 14th, 2008 3:30 pm

    Haha… nice comic.

    And the transparent uke is one nifty looking uke.

  5. amy crehore June 15th, 2008 4:13 pm

    Sorry that my Creature print sold out by Thurs morning….probably thanks to a bit of boingboing as well. :)
    Thanks so much for the mention! Maybe I will offer something else to buy with this same image.

  6. Woodshed June 15th, 2008 9:31 pm

    Ian: It certainly looks good. Not so sure about the sound.

    Amy: Congrats on selling out so soon. I’ll have to be quicker off the mark in future.

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