Uke Hunt is Four

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.

Stats

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.

May 2010

In chords: Billy Corgan and South Park.
In video: Trent Reznor busts out the uke and Honeycomb do an incredible session.

June 2010

The internet debated if Tiny Tim should be in the Ukulele Hall of Fame.
Frank Sidebottom died.
In tabs: Rodrigo Y Gabriela
In chords: She and Him

July 2010

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

August 2010

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.

September 2010

I got my hands on the Mighty Ukulele DVD.
In tab: Fraggle Rock.
In chords: Rocky Horror Picture Show.

October 2010

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

November 2010

I discuss why you should give a crap about copyright terms.
I round up ukulele iphone apps.

In tabs: Ellie Goulding, Sonic the Hedgehog and five Black Keys riffs.
In chords: Florence and the Machine and Sophie Madeleine.

December 2010

Ukulele Quiz 2010
Christmas chords for: The Hives and Cyndi Lauper, Rocky and Balls, Weezer and Hello Saferide (one of my favourite Xmas tunes of all time and it gets zero comments).

January 2011

Amanda Palmer grows that shit like a jungle.
I find out about quelbe and fungi.
In tab: Gorillaz.
In chords: Charlieissocoollike’s entire album

February 2011

Manitoba Hal wins ukulele video of the year.
The UkeTube takes a trip to Madeira.
In tabs: Manitoba Hal and ABBA.
In chords: Beach Boys, WIUO and Ryan Gosling.

March 2011

Kahauanu Lake (writer of Pua Lililehua) passed away.
I do my best to stick up for Tiny Tim.
In tabs: Crazy by Willie Nelson and Gnarls Barkley
In chords: Eddie Vedder, Bee-Gees and The Pogues.

April 2011

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

May 2011

I wrote the post you’re reading right now.
In tab: Five grunge riffs.
In chords: Garfunkel and Oates and The Smiths

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