Archive for 2010

Friday Links

Kate Micucci has a new EP out: EP Phone Home (also available on iTunes). Soothing a mono-browed wrestler with a ukulele. Just showing off: playing uke and guitar at the same time and playing ukulele with your teeth. Herman’s pinkie practice. Police raid ukulele record attempt by nephew of Mexican president. Time-wasting ukulele game. Pictures: […]

Back on 3rd December

Time for a bit of a blog break. I need a couple of weeks to focus on the book I’m writing that I’m still not allowed to talk about. I’ll be back in time for some Christmas goodies. Before I go, check out this hilarious history of the ukulele.

Manitoba Hal, Lemos: UkeTube

One of those weeks where there were more videos I wanted to include than I could squeeze in. Luckily, Donnie’s covered a few of them. Another I like is this cover of When I’m Cleaning Windows – I think she does a wonderful job of making the song fresh (and a bit Kate Nash-y). Making […]

Ukulele Marketing

As the ukulele market has exploded, competition for sales has got fiercer. It’s interesting to see how various companies have attempted to spread the word. There has been quite a variety of tactics. Disclaimer: These are my idle musings. Any resemblance to reality is purely coincidental. Product Lines – Kala Kala have really pumped out […]

Friday Links

Manitoba Hal’s new album Huckster is available to download. I’ve shelled out for my copy and I highly recommend you do likewise. A few people enquired after tab of the version of 7 Nation Army in last week’s UkeTube. It’s now up on Ukulele Boudoir Tricity Vogue is looking for backers to get her debut […]

Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed (Instrumental)(Tab)

Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed (Tab) I don’t often do instrumental versions of songs. I think they can turn out cheesey and boring (particularly if the person listing isn’t familiar with the original). But I had to do this one because it’s an incredible song and all the cool kids are doing it (if you’re […]

Ukulele Chord iPhone/iPod Apps Review

There have been quite a few ukulele apps released since my last app review. So time for a new round-up comparing the various ukulele chord apps that are out there (plus a quick review of one non-chord app). Ukuchords Price: Free What is it? Chord diagrams. Major, minor, 7 m7, 7M, dim, 6 m6, aug, […]

Sophie Madeleine – The Rhythm You Started (Chords)

Sophie Madeleine – The Rhythm You Started (Chords) I need your opinion. In the chord chart I’ve put the chord names in red so it’s easier to spot them amongst the lyrics. Is it worth doing it in future? Or does a more calming blue look better(display purposes only – it’s not quite right)? Let […]

6 Day Riot, Whistlin’ Wolves: UkeTube

Some videos I watch and my critical faculties are screaming out that I shouldn’t feature a video but they make me giggle so hard I can’t resist (henceforth to be known as ‘oh, I wanna suck ’em and put ’em in my mouth’ songs). Two such videos this week. At the more acceptable end this […]

Ukulele Window Shopping

One of the many joys of YouTube is being able to find demonstrations and reviews of some of the more recent or more obscure ukes. Here are a few I found to be of interest: – Solid-body electric ukes are a difficult thing to get right. I haven’t tried one that’s really nailed it. I […]

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