Eddie Vedder’s Uke Songs: Friday Links

Eddie Vedder’s much rumoured ukulele album is to be called Uke Songs and you can listen to the first single, Longing to Belong, here.

Ukulele for Dummies is available for pre-order on Amazon US.

If you haven’t picked up your copy of Bosko and Honey’s Ukulele Safari CD, now’s the time to buy it. All proceeds will go to the Red Cross Australia Japan & Pacific Disaster 2011 Appeal.

Patsy Monteleone has been putting out some wonderful stuff in his 100 songs project. I recommend you download them all (click on the song in the sidebar then scroll to the middle of the box)

Craig Robertson has a new CD Perfect Wife. Evidently a title not inspired by George Formby’s wife.

Comedy ukers Jen Kwok, Ben Lerman and Jessica Delfino have got together to perform an all-music comedy showcase in NYC.

I’ve added a few more luthiers to the review section including J C Clark who made this lovely soprano Shrine copy, Eddie Vedder and Kimo Hussey favourite DeVine, and Lichty who answered a few questions for me.

What pi sounds like on ukulele.

For some reason, the number of requests has exploded recently. Unfortunately, I get way more requests than I can do. I’m always happy to receive suggestions and requests from regular commenters. If that’s not you, there’s a fair chance I’ll just delete your email. To improve your chances follow these suggestions.

Photos: Rhoda, 1919, having made straps obsolete Amanda Palmer turns on foot-stools.

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  1. J-Hob March 18th, 2011 2:56 pm

    Jesus, George’s wife sounds like a right tyrant. A view not shared by all Daily Mail commenters (surprise, surprise…):

    “Is it just me, or does Beryl from this description sound rather wonderful? A strong character and mother figure who George Formby probably needed.”

  2. Ambient Doughnut March 18th, 2011 5:11 pm

    That Ukulele Safari CD sounds great and for a good cause too? Win/Win I say – into the basket with it!

    Eddie Vedder sounds good too. I’ve pretty much ignored him since ‘Ten’ but this sounds promising…

    I read that article – There’s something about the dail mail slant that I don’t like though – they can’t seem to help but sound sneery. Maybe it’s just me though.

  3. Craig Robertson March 18th, 2011 5:30 pm

    Thanks for putting me in the same sentence as George Fucking Formby.

  4. Foinnse March 18th, 2011 5:52 pm

    Nice work with Patsy Monteleone 100 songs project. Very nice recordings.
    Having a bit of trouble with Eddie Vedder link, the song won’t play but I’ll try it again in a while.
    Cheers, -F

  5. Foinnse March 18th, 2011 5:53 pm


  6. Emily March 19th, 2011 1:19 am

    Congrats on the book release! I can’t wait to make my library order it!

  7. George Stone March 19th, 2011 7:38 am

    Wow, cool Patsi Monteleone’s work
    Armadillo? nice animal, XD, may I request …kidding!

    Love Craig’s acrimony, best comment, XD

  8. snojimbo March 19th, 2011 10:52 am

    A real book, Woodshed? Very nice. But remember us when you retire on your tropical island with all your proceeds. You will still blog, right? So does this mean you can tab “Money Money (Armadillo) Money” for us? :-) I’m only jealous that I have no skills that I can write a book about (and sell copies of too), so good luck.

  9. Lyndsey March 19th, 2011 1:15 pm

    1st off, CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BOOK! It takes a bucketload of discipline to write and finish and publish a book, so you definitely deserve a pat on the back!
    2nd off, that pi video has just made my entire day!

  10. Acilius March 19th, 2011 2:36 pm

    Gosh, yet another reason to find the thought of George Formby depressing…

  11. Gary March 20th, 2011 7:10 am

    Will your Book be available from Amazon.co.uk?
    Thanks for your time.

  12. Phredd March 20th, 2011 10:20 am

    The Lichty ukes and guitars are gorgeous. That sinker redwood is beautiful. Also, very cool that your book is selling in UK. Looking forward to the USA version on Amazon.

  13. Alan Bruce March 21st, 2011 6:28 am

    I have to say, I’m quite impressed with Eddie Vedder’s uke song. I haven’t been following PJ much since I was 17 (I stuck it out past ‘Ten’ though, Doughnut). What are the odds of a tab showing up soon?

    I’d also like to add: armadillo.

  14. Woodshed March 21st, 2011 8:34 am

    J-Hob: Daily Mail readers obviously still miss Thatcher.

    Ambient: I stayed with Pearl Jam long past Ten but that is easily their best album.

    Craig: You’re welcome. Now I feel bad that I put a full stop between you.

    Foinnse: Search for it on YouTube – there are a few versions up on there.

    Emily: Thanks very much.

    George: Yeah, Patsy is a great singer.

    snojimbo: I expect to make less from the book than I do from the ebook. Either way, the main danger to the blog is if I’m forced to go back to doing a proper job.

    Lyndsey: Thanks very much.

    Gary: It already is.

    Phredd: Yeah, they look very good.

    Alan: There’s a reasonable chance it will show up.

  15. Ambient Doughnut March 21st, 2011 10:32 am

    Looking at my shelves I see that I actually bought ‘Vs’ but I can’t for the life of me recall listening to it. Maybe I should try it again…

    I somehow missed that Ukulele for Dummies was yours. I’ll have to check it out!

  16. Rob NY March 22nd, 2011 2:05 am

    Congratulations on the book. Big accomplishment! I hope it’s a success. I love Formby.

  17. Ambient Doughnut March 24th, 2011 9:17 am

    Had a listen to Vs last night and it was much better than I (didn’t) remember. In particular I’d completely forgotten about ‘Glorified G’ – which I love!

  18. Woodshed March 26th, 2011 12:39 pm

    Ambient: I really like Vs. And Vitalogy. But it was all slowly downhill from Ten.

    Rob: Thanks very much.

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