Abbie Cardwell, Helen Arney: Saturday UkeTube

At Christmas we should spare a thought for people less fortunate than ourselves – I write about the ukulele for a living so everyone is less fortunate than me – and there are two excellent ways to do it. Helen Arney is recording a ukulele video every day this month and all she’s asking is that you donate 79p to Shelter. And you should pick up Rocky and Balls’s charity single Grow a Mo before they take it down on Tuesday (even if they did spell my name the satanic way – yes, it’s even more satanic than spelling it this way).

Also this week: Cole Clark’s pin-up girl Abbie Cardwell showing she’s more than just a pretty face (and a shapely pair of legs), Sam ‘Mario Kart Love Song‘ Hart, Herman Vandecauter playing three songs from the Andes and plenty more.

Abbie Cardwell and her Leading Men – Candy Store

Helen Arney – Country Music

Sam Hart – Stoplight

Thanks to Michael.

Herman Vandecauter – 3 Anidina Pieces

Sophie Holt – Under Paris Skies

Thanks to Jeff.

Rocky and Balls – Grow a Mo

Mark Occhionero – I Get Along Without You Very Well

artnonimous – South White Eagle

Tim Tamashiro – Let’s Talk Dirty in Hawaiian

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  1. byjimini December 5th, 2009 6:51 pm

    Well, one thing’s for sure, a tab for Spotlight wouldn’t go amiss. Such a beautiful song.

    Many thanks once again for broadening my musical horizons. :)

  2. Nick B-C. December 5th, 2009 9:04 pm

    …I’ll second that Byjimini…and what a marvelous voice…Al revenge is easy for the slur on your good name…Next time you post one of their lovley vid’s…Rocky and Ed Balls…

  3. Jessica December 6th, 2009 1:03 am

    i’ll third that!!! Spotlight is just wonderful!!!!

  4. Acilius December 6th, 2009 5:25 am

    So Ali Campbell and Aleister Crowley are not the same person after all. You learn something every day.

  5. todd December 6th, 2009 5:35 am

    loved sophie and helen’s tunes….got to come back to check out some more….

    i’ve got to admit, artnonimous’ get up will have me coming back to check out the song….’the masked uker’ love it…

  6. Marlon Farrugia December 6th, 2009 9:28 am

    I have a friend who writes it “Alasdair”. Yet somehow HE manages to turn it around by whinging about how nobody can spell it.

  7. Woodshed December 6th, 2009 3:15 pm

    byjimini, Nick and Jessica: It’s on its way.

    Acilius: Yeah, different people. He had enough on his plate architecting the New Labour government and singing with UB40.

    todd: I found it quite scary.

    Marlon: I’ve had all sorts of spellings. I think Alexster was the strangest.

  8. Jessica December 6th, 2009 4:17 pm

    WOO HOO!!! Thanks woodshed!! Very much appreciated!

  9. byjimini December 6th, 2009 4:38 pm

    Many thanks Woody. :)

  10. Dan December 7th, 2009 4:25 am

    Following up on a recent post here: notice Sophie’s new uke. It sounds pretty enough, but it’s also very soft.

  11. Mark Occhionero December 9th, 2009 6:01 pm

    Woodshed. Thank you very much for the post. I am humbled. it was a great opportunity to get me reacquainted with your site and some of the Great Work that others are doing. You really know how to pick them. Keep up the good work and I promise that I will be back to visit real soon (provided work does not make me a hermit).

    Peace and God Bless for the Holidays.
    Happy Festivus (for the rest of us too).

  12. Woodshed December 10th, 2009 4:54 pm

    Mark: It’s always a pleasure to feature you.

    Everyone else: Stoplight is up here.

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