Kahauanu Lake: Friday Links

“The hell with that damned guitar. It’s a haole-made instrument. And how’s my ukulele playing?” Kahauanu Lake died last Sunday. He’s most famous for writing Pua Lililehua (which I tabbed a little while back) and was a militant supporter of traditional Hawaiian music, Hawaiian culture and the ukulele’s place in them. As you can see in this interview. Ukulelia has a round-up of links.

Geek Pop’s sampler Geek Like Me is out now and features ukes from Helen Arney (as featured in the podcast), Jonny Berliner and MJ Hibbett.

Vingtage Ukulele Ike songbooks on Ukulele Cosmos. And less vintage chords for Uni and her Ukelele songs.

Charlieissocoollike did a ukulele song with Tim Minchin – and forgot to turn the mic on. There aren’t enough heads or desks in the world to do that one justice.

Musician microfunder site, Pledge Music has set up a publishing and made Sophie Madeleine their first signing. (Those three guys behind her do make her look like a cheery despot parading prisoners of war).

Amanda Palmer comes up with a clever solution to the playing ukulele whilst standing problem.

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  1. Claudio March 11th, 2011 5:30 pm

    So that’s what a cheery despot parading prisoners of war looks like!

  2. andy March 11th, 2011 8:14 pm

    PMSL with the cheery despot comment. Go Sophie! Oh wait – does that mean the pledge I made funded a tyrannical leader?

  3. Ron Hale March 11th, 2011 10:50 pm

    Pledge could do us all a favor by choosing little-known, deserving musicians. How about providing some exposure for those lacking and desperately needing it? Going with the over-hyped and over-exposed just shows a complete lack of imagination and guts.

  4. Sam Lowry March 12th, 2011 2:48 am

    Thanks for the Geek Pop link, hadn’t heard anything about that.

  5. Woodshed March 12th, 2011 12:17 pm

    Claudio: Yes, now you know.

    andy: I’ve started shredding documents already.

    Ron: I know what you mean. Turn on the TV, there’s Sophie. Turn on the radio, there’s Sophie. On billboards. On buses. Sophie Madeleine perfume. Sophie Madeleine lunchboxes. Sophie Madeleine wearing a meat dress to the VMAs. Sophie Madeleine dating Selena Gomez. It’s impossible to get away from her.

    I think it’s time you switched of the internet and ventured into the real world for a day or two, Ron.

    Sam: You’re welcome. It’s a fun record.

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