Friday Links

Classical and traditional tab site PDF Minstrel now has a sister site with modern tunes PDF Uker.

New Releases: Jacob Borschard has completed the Beach Boy’s album SMiLE with vocals and ukulele of his own and you can download it on his website, Garfunkel and Oates are Slippery When Moist.

If you’re ever thinking of doing one of those ‘cute ukulele girls‘ bits you might want to read this first.

George Clooney, “hums a Hawaiian ditty while playing the ukulele”. Apparently.

Portlandia demonstrates the relative portability of instruments with Joanna Newsom and a ukulele.

Pictures: Brian May, Robert Lindsay on a bike, Ukulele Squirrel

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6 Comments

  1. Phredd February 24th, 2012 3:08 pm

    Yay! I love Friday Links!

  2. Woodshed February 24th, 2012 4:05 pm

    Phredd: Thanks! And happy nearly-the-weekend.

  3. Dan February 24th, 2012 5:09 pm

    Thanks for the links! I didn’t even know about PDF Minstrel. Now I have some more sources for songs to half learn.

    The album ‘Smile’ and ‘Slipery when Moist’ look like fun.

    I think George Clooney should stick to picking up hottie 20s-something waitresses as his extra cirricular activity… he’s good at that :)

    Have a nice weekend Woodshed!

  4. Kevin Buchanan February 24th, 2012 7:54 pm

    That SMiLE completion’s pretty cool – as a fellow uke player and Brian Wilson fan, I gotta say I love the addition of the uke sound to the SMiLE tracks.

  5. Yukon February 24th, 2012 8:05 pm

    PDF Uker’s url is…unfortunate.

  6. Woodshed February 26th, 2012 3:28 pm

    Dan: Yeah, I doubt George is crying himself to sleep over his uke skills.

    Kevin: I was unsure when I heard about that project. But I think he did a great job with it.

    Yukon: People say the same thing about the name of the blog.

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