When I got my first ukulele, I was completely clueless. This was in the dark days before the internet had been discovered. I didn’t even realise that the strings weren’t supposed to go thickest to thinnest and restrung it. So, to save you from the social disgrace I experienced, I’ve put together a mini-ebook covering [...]
Archive for 2009
That about wraps up another year. A Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Mele Kalikimaka, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa and standards-compliant Winterval to one and all. I’ll be taking a break and I’ll be back on the 22nd January (except for a post aimed at people who find a uke under their Christmas tree). Hopefully, with a [...]
The second part of the ukulele Christmas round up (part one is here) includes The Mad Tea Party (NSFW), Uni (again), Tricity Vogue (again), WS64 and more. If your ukulele xmas needs are not sated then check out Armelle’s Christmas ukulele world tour.
Too many Christmas ukulele videos to fit into one post, so there’s a second post coming up a little later. This first part includes songs from Tripping Lily, MJ Hibbett, Tricity Vogue, U900, Gensblue and plenty more. Originally, it included Michael McDonald’s rather wonderful performance on Conan O’Brien but the video was removed. If you’re [...]
There are two posts packed with Christmas ukulele coming up but there were a few non-Xmas tunes I couldn’t let pass without a mention including Michelle Blades (who is the bee’s business and getting better with every new song) and Sophie Madeleine wearing an excellent t-shirt.
This week’s iwanit, iwanit, iwanit is this 8 string tenor uke> from Oceana. The Oceana concert looks pretty fine as well. Unis are a new name to me but this ukulelelooks a whole lot like a Kumalae. Tiki sculpture ukuleles. Photos: Gaucho ukulele.
This week it’s been very hard to find anything in the ukulele world – the entire internet is a constant stream of that damn kid. Anyhoo, here are a few things that managed to make their way through. MP3′s: Sophie Madeleine has a collection of covers for download (and she’s heading over to New York), [...]
Half Man Half Biscuit – It’s Cliched to be Cynical at Christmas (Chords) My Christmas present to myself is to finally put some Half Man Half Biscuit on the blog. I was going to evangelize about HMHB, but they’re really a band you either love or don’t understand at all. Listen to Joy Division Oven [...]
Zee Avi – No Christmas (Chords) No ukulele on this one but I had to post it anyway. Partly because I like it and partly because it shares its chords with one of my favourite Christmas songs of all time: Hello Saferide’s iPod Xmas. Suggested Strumming The bits of bass picking she uses in this [...]
Back when I had an office job I used to spend at least a week before Christmas looking for things to waste my time on. So here’s my contribution to the wellbeing of my wage-enslaved brethren. And, of course, anyone else looking to play along. – Grab a piece of paper – Display your uke [...]