Aquila Bionylon, Uke Hunt Podcast on iTunes: Friday Links

Aquila are bringing out a new type of string that they’re calling Bionylon (isn’t that what Wonder Woman’s tights were made of?). Ken Middleton has been testing them out along with the Nylguts – but is keeping us in the dark as to which is which for now.

The Uke Hunt Podcast is up on iTunes (or just search for ‘uke hunt’ on iTunes) so you can subscribe and have every episode delivered straight to you. If you enjoyed the first episode, I’d be really grateful if you could leave a review on there.

You read all about them in the London News“, now you can watch the “United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra“. The canned laughter is excruciating. According to the real UOGB site they’ve been giving people the impression they’re the real UOGB. Please do give that video the thumbs down.

A guide to successful street performing.

The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra are doing workshops for beginners and intermediates. Details here (PDF link)

In an idea I intend to steal adapt, Ukulele Pr0n asks what does your ukulele case say about you?

MP3s: Quite a few people were enamoured of Matt Griffo’s narwhal/unicorn song last week. You can get it free on his Bandcamp. The best track on the Amanda Palmer Radiohead EP is the one without any ukulele.

Pictures: Cthulkhelele (via Ukulelia), Giant ukulele 1926. Amanda Palmer has been painting some ukuleles.

Btw. no ‘Ukulele Window Shopping’ this week. I think my UAS is broken.

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  1. Lindy Danny July 23rd, 2010 2:55 pm

    Seriously? What’s with that fake United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra??? The girl setting next to the guy looks like she hates herself for being there.

  2. Herman Vandecauter July 23rd, 2010 4:07 pm

    So this is done “the thumb down” you now!

  3. byjimini July 23rd, 2010 6:25 pm

    I’ve thumbed down the video and twittered it too, the bastards.

    Think I’ll be selling my tweed case after reading that post!

  4. Humble Jeff July 24th, 2010 2:55 pm

    … Always look on the bright side of life.

  5. Lyndsey July 24th, 2010 3:11 pm

    I watched the fake UOGB people and attempted to thumbs down it for you, but unfortunately i have no youtube account. (My computer won’t let me make one?) But, I have thumbs downed it in spirit.
    Sorry if that definatley doesn’t count

  6. Howlin' Hobbit July 24th, 2010 4:28 pm

    It doesn’t really matter Lyndsey… they’ve disabled ratings on the vid. Also comments are subject to approval so I don’t expect mine will ever appear. Funny… there seems to be zero comments right now. Wonder why?

  7. Redmond July 24th, 2010 4:57 pm

    Well, I dunno about you guys, but the thought of playing on bionylon makes me kind of excited…

  8. Lyndsey July 24th, 2010 5:34 pm

    Ha! I did notice there were 0 comments (or thumbs down/up)on the video. Now I know why!
    I do plan on ordering some bionylon strings as soon as they become available. I am also very excited to strum a bionylon stringed ukulele.
    : )

  9. Woodshed July 24th, 2010 6:00 pm

    Lindy: She looks very familiar. I can’t figure out why.

    Herman: Thanks!

    byjimini: Thanks for tweeting it.

    Jeff: I don’t think there’s much bright side to that story.

    Lyndsey and Hobbit: Yeah, bound to happen sooner or later. I think they may as well close down the comments. They’re not going to get many positive ones.

    Redmond: I’m reserving judgment.

  10. Shobs July 26th, 2010 10:22 pm

    Really, I think that the fake UOGB is summed up by the fact that the lead guy looks like a bad imitation of Cliff Richard. Need we say any more?

  11. Woodshed July 28th, 2010 8:54 pm

    Shobs: With the quality of his jokes, I’m saying Mike Read.

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