Archive for March, 2012

The Vespers, Stephin Merritt: UkeTube

In this week’s selection includes the smiley Vespers, the grumpy Stephin Merritt (taking some time off from crazy golf to play uke), the Dubliny acoustic hip hopping Original Rudeboys and right-angley Walk off the Earth.

Ukulele Window Shopping

Jake Wildwood has a sale on for his vintage instruments. A few ukuleles available but my favourites are the Bantam guitar and the 6-string balalaika. Some wild grain action on this Kanilea 3D curly koa. Speaking of Kanilea, their new Islander budget range has been picking up some good reports. 1939 UB01 Gibson. Lyon & […]

What Ukulele Players Eat: Friday Links

Rose Turtle Ertler’s recipe collection – as featured on the podcast – What Ukulele Players Eat 2 is now up for sale. It features recipes and tracks from loads of Uke Hunt friends including Bossarocker, Armelle, Herman Vandecauter, Rodrigo Lemos, Uke Box and a bunch more. The Antiques Roadshow visits the Kamaka factory (from 20 […]

Five Jack White Riffs

Jack White’s debut album is coming out soon so it’s obviously time to do a career retrospective with a Jack White edition of the Guitar Riffs for Ukulele series. I’ve already covered his most famous riff – Seven Nation Army – but there’s plenty more where that came from. White Stripes – Hardest Button to […]

Ukulele Licks by Jontom – Review

Jontom from the Italian uke site YOUkulele.com has got a new ebook out A Collection of 50 Ukulele Licks. He was kind enough to send me a copy to look over. What You Get – Tab for 50 licks (short phrases you can use in solos) in five genres: blues, pop, rock, folk and Hawaiian. […]

OK Go – Needing/Getting (Chords/Tab)

OK Go – Needing/Getting (Chords) I’ve had quite a few requests for the ukulele bit in this OK Go video. So I went ahead and did that and the chords to go along with the slappy-tubes and dildo-piano (dildano?). The chords are actually based on the studio version but works perfectly well with this version […]

Cyril Pahinui, Lisa Hannigan: UkeTube

Two videos this week from Hawaiian legend Cyril Pahinui backed by Peter Moon on ukulele. Also up is Lisa Hannigan covering the song everyone is covering at the moment, The Leftover Cuties covering Regina Spektor and Phredd covers a guy in a skin-tight superhero outfit he found in a spaceship.

Ukulele Window Shopping

Signed charity ukuleles: One signed by Seth Rogan, Aziz Ansari, Judd Apatow, Bruno Mars, Patton Oswalt, Charlyne Yi and others. And one just signed by Tune-Yards. Ukulele badges (via Ukulele Porn). Miniature banjo. Some ukes from the 20s: slightly abused 1920s Gibson, 6-string Favila Wimbrola, Martin Style 2 koa taropatch.

Marjinal and Jake Shimabukuro Documentaries: Friday Links

I’ve been dying to hear more about Indonesian protest punks Marjinal since, let me see, the 26th June 2009. They give ukuleles to street kids and teach them to play so they can earn money busking. Now there’s a Kickstarter to make a documentary about them. I kicked in straight away. Trailer for a Jake […]

Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know (Instrumental Tab)

Somebody That I Used to Know (Instrumental Tab) I’ve already put up the chords for this song. But when Voxdog sent me his arrangement for an instrumental version I had to put it up here and do my own version. My version is very similar to Voxdog’s. But I’ve shaved out quite a few of […]

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