Ukulele World Record?: Friday Links

There seems to be a lot of confusion over exactly who holds the record for ‘largest ukulele ensemble’. The attempt at the Strathmore Uke Fest was declared a success with 944 apparently trying to beat the London Uke Fest‘s 841. But that record had already been lost to the 1,000 Canadians who strummed with Lucky Uke in July (via 961 New Zealand school kids). Which itself had been surpassed by 1,547 Swedes a few days before Strathmore’s attempt. Now back to not caring.

Chalkboard Ukulele – your favourite ukulele players scribble on a ukulele (via Humble Uker).

Ukulele comic strip, The Bigfoot and Tiki Show got hacked recently. But it’s now back in business with a new design and an easy way to catch up on old storylines.

Ukes keep spreading around the world. Georgia now has its own ukulele website.

Tally ‘live2tivo‘ Deushane has released her debut album.

MP3s: Chipped Hip has a rather fine MP3 from Jordan Klassen. No Genre have a song from the Stephin Merritt Obscurities album (bottom half of the post).

Pictures: musical expression (warning: cartoon boob), mad dog ukulele, multi string and horn instrument, Steve Allen does Tiny Tim.

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