Buke, UKEit and Ukulele Hero T-Shirts

The baritone ukulele site Buke has been shut down. It did have a note saying it was for copyright reasons (which makes me nervous). I tried to email Roger to find out more, but his email wasn’t working. It’s a real shame to see it go. Anyone know any more?

With the recent UKEit festival, it’s clear good things are happening with the ukulele in Italy. You can pick up a CD of Italian ukulele acts. And there’s an Italian blog with uke chords here including Pink Martini and Hank Williams (don’t scroll too far down if you want to keep things entirely work safe).

A batch of Bluegrass ukulele tabs on Uker Tabs from Ken Middleton.

Treat yourself to a Ukulele Hero T-Shirt (or a Kazoo Hero T-Shirt if that’s more your speed).
UPDATE: Thanks to Jan for pointing out you can get a 25% discount if you sign up on this page (plenty more ‘Hero’ style tees on there too).

Nellie McKay plays her ukulele for TED (Thanks to Paul, Garatth and Catherine from SUJ).

Friend of Uke Hunt, Heather will be hosting a ukulele special on her show on CJSR tonight at 6 p.m., MST. You can listen live here or listen again here (find Q Transmissions).

Hoosierhiver tells you why your ukulele won’t stay in tune.

Mirah‘s new album, The Old Days Feeling, is more than a little bit brilliant. There are three uke tracks (Dreamboat, Take Me Out Riding and Birthday Present) and you can download Lone Star free on Amazon.

Map of Bosko and Honey’s Ukulele Safari.

Mike McCready (of Pearl Jam) has a page of ukulele tabs on his site including Soon Forget and The Who’s Blue, Red, Grey. (Thanks to Daniel)

Cool Hand Uke’s iPhone ringtones.

MP3s: New track, Megaman 9, from Tanguy Ukulele Orchestra, Allo, Darlin on Indietracks, Herohill has Jon and Roy’s High on a Hill.

This might be the reason God made sure there was plenty of distance between Hawaii and Australia.

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  1. Nelson July 18th, 2008 4:02 pm

    Hahahaha I got a digeridoo too and as much as I love it…I don’t think I’d ever really play it with me uke.

  2. todd July 18th, 2008 5:01 pm

    wow……uke and digeridoo…..

    at first I thought…..that’s cool, but then those two sounds became a bit disorienting to me :)

    good on him for doing it anyway!!!!!

  3. jan frouman July 18th, 2008 7:28 pm

    You didn’t mention that the ukulele hero shirt at bandgeekhero.com is only one out of 50 different instruments! Those shirts are crazy good. I just bought 4 of them and since I signed up or the site I got 25% off! that’s like one free! Yes I got ukulele hero (obviously) but my wife is a piano hero and my 8 year old son is a kazoo hero (they have kids sizes) great link!

  4. Woodshed July 18th, 2008 7:45 pm

    Nelson: But is it a bendy one?

    Todd: I’m sure there’s some way to make that work.

    Jan: How did you get 25% off?

  5. jan frouman July 18th, 2008 8:46 pm

    you sign up as a member of the site and there’s a coupon code. but it only works if you sign up. there’s a banner right across the top just under the main graphic.

  6. Woodshed July 18th, 2008 8:59 pm

    Thanks, Jan, I see it now. I’ll add it to the post.

  7. Kyle February 22nd, 2011 6:12 am

    I’d LOVE to see a tab for Mirah’s “Birthday Present” on this site. More Mirah, all around, even. :)

    (I adore your blog, by the way.)

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