Friday Links

Videos: Jake plays and answers questions on livestream (thanks to Phredd). Incredible clip of Laura Dukes on iPlayer (after a minute of Alexis Korner) (thanks to Bossarocker). Live ‘Ukulele interview James Hill.

I’ve been over exited about the release of John King and Jim Tranquada‘s The ‘Ukulele: A History for what seems like years. And it looks like the University of Hawaii Press is excited about it too. They’ve given over the front cover of their 2012 catalogue to it with a marvelous picture.

Pluck Magazine – for Francophone ukers.

Pictures: Kermit and Brett McKenzie jam (thanks to Kevin), as do Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon, Winston Churchill’s license plate (via Bartt).

Sweet Soubrette discusses her ukulele-playing, insider-trading, theremin-making, Zeigfeld-girling ancestors.

Make your own cardboard ukulele which sounds better than I expected it to (thanks to cardboardfrog). Although the folding ukulele does sound as bad as I expected (via Ben Lew).

Playing: Scott Joplin’s Elite Syncopations. Manitoba Hal has some blues lesson videos.

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