Yes, Uke Hunt is four years old. I’ll forgo the usual self-indulgent post and do a quick look back at the last twelve months on the blog and in the ukulele world.
My mind continues to be blown by the number of people who visit. In the last year there have been 3.4 million visits and 17.5 million page views. Both up about 75% on the year before.
As always, a huge thanks to everyone who visits the site. And in particular to everyone who gets invloved by commenting, emailing and mentioning the site around the net. Knowing that people appreciate the site and find it helpful really makes the difference when I feel like packing it in.
The Uke Hunt podcast makes its debut.
I released How to Play Classical Ukulele and tabbed up O Fortuna.
I bought my favourite ever ukulele.
I considered the upside of having ads on the site.
I listed the essential ukulele records of the 2000s.
In tab: Tallest Man on Earth and Bjork
In chords: Darren Hanlon and Amanda Palmer
I listed songs with chords you know (an update to that coming soon).
I talked ukulele history with Jim Tranquada.
The Big Foot and Tiki Show hit the net.
I listed my tools of the trade.
In tabs: Kaki King and Top Cat.
In chords: Cee-Lo Green, Mumford and Sons, Paolo Nutini and Smashing Pumpkins.
I went to Wukulele without anyone noticing and caused such a ruckus with my write-up that I took a post down for the first time ever.
Ukulele in poetry.
Jim Boggia covers Springsteen.
In tabs: Duelling Banjos, The Stripper and Falling Slowly.
In chords: UOGB and Carly Simon
Riffs: Dillinger Escape Plan, Deee Lite
Musicguymic shut up shop due to ill-health.
The name U K L Lee crops up on Obama’s birth certificate.
I have a shot at explaining Bosko’s CAGFD system.
In tab: tUnE-yArDs, John King and the Cabral manuscript.
In chords: Mumford and Sons