WIUO Ads, Ukepedia, Rolling Cocunuts and other Ukelinks

The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra are providing the music for, Kiwi merchants, Whitcoulls’ latest set of ads. You can watch two of them here and here. (Thanks to Mike for pointing it out).

Ukepedia: set a Wikipedia article to ukulele backing. Get involved here.

The Japanese ukulele magazine, Rolling Coconuts is bringing out a CD, Ukulele Now, with tasteful, understated artwork and tracks by Bosko and Honey, The Sweet Hollywaiians, IWAO and Ohta San. I’m also fairly sure the third track is Ayano Tsuji, if anyone can confirm that.

The forthcoming Beatles ukulele chord book I mentioned a few weeks ago has now forthcome. whilst a new film sets the record straight about George Formby’s towering influence over John Lennon. Although he was no good at cleaning windows.

Warren Buffett will play ukulele as the economy burns

Vote for Uni and Her Ukelele in the SF Readers Poll (via KDUS.

Make money on YouTube playing your ukulele. Word to the wise, I can tell you from experience the Amazon affiliate program sucks gigantic monkey balls.

How to order a pizza.

It All Started with Carbon Monoxide has an mp3 from The Pierces.

Looks like the ukulele is proper fashionable. Even the models are pouting at them and taking them for a good, old fashioned jump through the desert.

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  1. H. Lagenberg September 26th, 2008 3:05 pm

    Your Japanese is impeccable. The third track is indeed Tsuji Ayano, Kaze ni naru – let’s all ukulele version -.
    Thank you for bringing together so much uke info time and again. Your work is very much appreciated.

  2. zymeck September 26th, 2008 4:09 pm

    i soooo love the ukepedia idea :D

  3. LonnaB September 26th, 2008 6:11 pm

    I’ve been needing a good old fashioned jump through the desert. I got a good laugh from that one.

  4. Woodshed September 29th, 2008 7:06 pm

    H: Thanks for confirming it and for the kind words.

    Andy: Are you going to be contributing?

    Lonna: I think everyone should have a good jump now and again. It’s good for the soul.

  5. zym September 29th, 2008 11:05 pm


    If i get the time, i will do. The random page approach has give me ‘The area dialing codes of Montana’ and ‘Chief Vonleh of Liberia’

    Powerful stuff, im sure you would agree :D

  6. Ambient Doughnut April 13th, 2011 4:18 pm

    In Nowhere Boy his mother teaches him to play Banjo – looks like a tenor. I wonder which is correct. Maybe he learnt both?

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