Neil Armstrong, ukebucket and other Ukulinklinks

Herald Tribune interviews the guy who took the infamous picture of Neil Armstrong strumming his ukulele on return from the moon.

ukebucket have just released two albums: one of originals, Bad Ukulele, and one of covers, Covered. You can download the covers album for free here. And buy the originals album, and I can tell you it’s worth it, here (although if you’re stuck in the 1920s and want a rotating disc, you’ll have to wait a while).

The LA Times comes out in defence of ukuleles.

17 Dots (the blog of eMusic) has a series on the ukulele.

Todd the Ukulele Evangalist sings of life as a Ukaholic (MP3 link).

Tab for the X Files theme on Des Cordes er Dubois.

The Curtis Covers Project is a kind of karaoke request blog. People suggest a song for him to cover and he posts his version – often played on ukulele. My personal favourite is Jet’s Are You Gonna Be My Girl.

Blogotheque’s Take Home Shows is an idea too good not to steal. The latest imitator, Shoot the Player, has some fine ukulele videos from Via Tania here and here. But my favourite is Laura Jean’s So Happy It Hurts.

Eddie Vedder discusses the uke’s size to melody ratio.

Fawlty Towers and Dream a Little Dream on Uker Tabs.

How much should you pay a menstruating ukulele player?

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5 Comments

  1. Amber August 1st, 2008 5:52 pm

    Hey! Thanks for promoting the album, that is so awesome. I sent in a ton of cds yesterday, so if folks want to wait for a physical cd, go ahead and put your email address in on the cdbaby ukebucket site. They’ll be in in a few days.

  2. todd August 1st, 2008 7:35 pm

    I cannot wait to read the “LA Times” article….shortly….after house cleaning ha ha!

    cheers,

    todd
    uke evangelist

  3. hughy mcmillan August 2nd, 2008 3:39 am

    Atta boy Neil!
    A behind the nut bend on a uke!
    Spacy!

  4. Gary Peare August 2nd, 2008 5:27 pm

    Menstruating Uke Player. Bloody Hysterical, that is.

  5. Woodshed August 3rd, 2008 4:36 pm

    Amber: You’re welcome. Both albums are top notch.

    todd: It’s a pretty good article – despite the Tim reference ;)

    hughy: If only he’d played it on the moon.

    Gary: I’m with Rob Gonzo on that one: “whatever she asks for. keep your head down and don’t eyeball her either.”

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