Friday Links

UkeToob is shutting up shop. (the Italian ukulele site headed up by Jontom) has been putting up tabs – a mix of free and paid for.

I was interviewed by Got A Ukulele…

Peter Luongo discuss 30 years of heading up the Langley Ukulele Ensemble.

Trying to convince Ben Lerman to sell DIY ukuleles.

Kickstarters: Manitoba Hal is raising for his album. Amanda Palmer and Kim Boekbinder are raising for their joint single (Thanks to @im_a_mia).

The Duke of Uke are holding a 5th Anniversary Extravaganza in London next weekend. The first two nights are headed up by The Wave Pictures and Darren Hayman. And Saturday is a ukulele packed bill including Uke Hunt favourites like The Bobby McGee’s, Nigel Burch and Salwa Azar.

The Pixies on Uker Tabs.

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  1. Phredd July 9th, 2011 11:53 am

    Love the interview at “Got a Ukulele”. It seems the most unemployable people make for the best entrepreneurs. Don’t you think?

  2. The Captain July 9th, 2011 1:15 pm

    I like the interview, too and agree with Phredd. Good that you mentioned the Duke of Uke Extravaganza. I’m in London that weekend so I might just go.

  3. Woodshed July 11th, 2011 12:50 am

    Phredd: Interesting theory. If it’s true, I think it’s because they don’t have any choice but to make it work. Any who is self-employed is going to have some hairy times, it’s a lot easier to keep at it in those situations if you don’t have an opt-out.

    Captain: Have a great time if you do go.

  4. pepamahina July 11th, 2011 1:21 pm

    Oh Al, you’re such an Eeyore! It’s funny to hear you say you are not a “team player”. I’ve been frankly envious of how well you respond to comments on this site. Even when someone is being annoying or you disagree with them you always manage a perfect response that is also brief and sometimes witty as well. That isn’t a skill that I would expect a socially maladjusted person to possess. I think that the Dummies book now officially shoots the “unemployable” thing all to hell as well. Maybe it’s just better to be the boss.

  5. carreg wastad July 11th, 2011 2:31 pm

    careers advice-
    have you thought about becoming a politician?

  6. carreg wastad July 11th, 2011 2:37 pm

    scrub previous comment –
    you can do something useful –
    ‘sorry’ about insulting you

  7. Woodshed July 14th, 2011 7:16 am

    pepamahina: I think being a team player is different. I do those things by myself. And I’m not at all impressive in person.

    Carreg: God no! I’m nowhere near good enough at sucking up.

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