Friday Links: The KoAloha Story, Earth Day Ukuleles

KoAloha Ukulele Story is an animated short film about the history of KoAloha and has even picked up awards. I don’t know when we’ll be able to get to see it, but you can get a taster of it with this charming interview with Alvin about the Sceptre (want one).

C is the official chord of Earth Hour. Third Sunday, the other Wellington Ukulele Orchestra, is encouraging us to reduce our carbon skidmark and upload our “I’m just one ukulele player, what can I do? videos. As the WIUO have done. Subscribe to Earth Hour 09 Ukuleles

The American Astronaut is one of my favourite films. So I was very excited to see the trailer for the follow up Stingray Sam. I was even more excited when a ukulele cropped up in it. Cory McAbee (director, star and music guy) was credited with the ukulele at the end of American Astronaut – but I can’t hear one on there.

Chords for Lemon Tree on Uker Tabs.

Ukulele hitter: (of a batter) tending to hit mostly singles.

One for all the facial hair loving ukulele gals.

Speaking of which. Now the ‘cute ukulele girl’ thing is getting boring boring – it’s morphed into a new trend: cute girl desert ukulele jumping. Example 1. Example 2. Get on the bandwagon while it’s still hot.

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  1. carefornature March 20th, 2009 3:14 pm

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  2. LonnaB March 20th, 2009 6:58 pm

    That’s not the kind of facial hair this ukulele gal loves!

    Oh well, I’ve still got Eddie Veder and James Hill.

  3. Woodshed March 21st, 2009 3:14 pm

    Sheesh, women. “I want more facial hair.” “Erm, OK.” “No, not that kind of facial hair.

    Hopefully there’ll be something more to your taste in today’s post.

  4. ronhale March 22nd, 2009 2:27 am

    And a very fine bandwagon it is, indeed. Wouldn’t be the least bit averse to Mareva Galanter jumping onto it. Or the Gooch, or Sweet Souffle, or…

  5. Hello Jodi March 22nd, 2009 6:59 pm

    I first read that as “dessert jumping,” expecting to see girls jumping over cupcakes. The photos you posted make no more sense than that. I’m too old to understand trends. I’m going to go back to watching Lawrence Welk now.

  6. Woodshed March 23rd, 2009 9:47 pm

    Jodi: I don’t think trends are supposed to make sense. If they made sense, they’d stick around.

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