Friday Links

If you bought the Kindle version of Ukulele for Dummies you can now download the MP3s to go along with it by going here and searching for ukulele in the title. And learn that my middle initial is apparently M (the M stands for David).

Valentines ukulele papercraft.

The UOGB answer fans’ questions.

Most popular ukulele videos of January 2012 including Walk Off the Earth, charlieissocoollike and that subway girl.

Gary Oldman discusses picking up the ukulele.

On Uker Tabs: Three solo arrangements – Mele Kalikimaka, Sweet Child O’ Mine and Here Comes the Sun.

Magical ukulele.

What’s your blues name?

Pictures: T-rex trying, ukulele bear.

Cognitive psychologist recommends ukulele playing: “If I had to do it over again, I might start with a ukelele, which has a conceptually simpler organization.” I’m not sure I agree with that though.

I don’t condone mindless ukulele destruction but it is quite beautiful is slow motion.

New releases: Michelle Blades’s Mariana, The Cairns Ukulele Festival CD with tracks from the Sweet Hollywaians, Victoria Vox and Brittni Paiva.

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  1. pepamahina February 11th, 2012 1:48 am

    This is a really fun Friday links, and a nice surprise since I figured you’d be on an every other week pattern now. We ignore the evil that is Valentine’s Day in my family but even so I’d be handing out kisses for that ukulele heart candy box for sure. Magical ukulele really made me laugh, and you may definitely refer to me as Pretty Bones Washington from now. The current thinking on T-Rex is that it was mostly a giant scavenger rather than an active hunting predator, and the forelegs dwindled from lack of needing to grapple with prey, but I like this explanation much better.

  2. alec February 11th, 2012 8:32 am

    Thanks for the links. For anyone who’s going to learn Sweet Child, there’s a much nicer (if harder) campanella version by Wodehouse on Ukehunt somewhere.

  3. alec February 11th, 2012 8:32 am

    Uh, “Woodshed”.

  4. Ron Hale February 12th, 2012 12:09 am

    That subway girl is Jessica Latshaw. I know you’re not keen on her, Al. You know I am. One of the rare times we see things differently.

    Now, readers who might want to get a better look and listen to her might try the YT video –

    Ain’t My Friend

    I prefer the b/w version. One of my Jan favorites.

    My blues name is “No Knees.” Explained elsewhere.

  5. Woodshed February 13th, 2012 10:03 pm

    pepamahina: I am on an every other week thing. But I did an extra one at the end of the break to catch up.

    alec: Thanks. Yeah, but mine is just the intro.

    Ron: We disagree on something? I’m shocked.

  6. Alec February 15th, 2012 5:19 pm

    Ah. Didn’t get that far. Will check it out.

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