Left Handed Chord Charts: Friday Links

Left-handed ukulele chord chart for beginners.

Kate Micucci romances Conan O’Brien ( alt. link thanks to @ukegnome).

I celebrated my 100th video with a cover of Napalm Death.

Google’s Project Glasses clearly has a glitch. It doesn’t set off a giant alarm when the wearer buys a ukulele book other than Ukulele for Dummies (thanks to Zym). (I covered that tune too).

Most popular ukulele videos in March.

Play Ukulele By Ear has three questions for Bob Brozman.

Pictures: Mr. Burns is a Ukulele Hero, Sad puppy, Ukulele rockstar trio, Pat Boone plays Superman a song (Thanks to PaulC), The Id and the Ukulele.

On Uker Tabs: Neil Young’s Cinnamon Girl and Mumford & Sons’ The Cave.

Videos: Ukulele robot, ukulele/hurdy gurdy.

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  1. Ron Hale April 7th, 2012 7:23 am

    The hurdy is one of my favorite instruments, Al.
    They pop up a lot of places these days. Medieval bands use them, of course. But so do pagan folk bands and metal bands. Probably more uses, as well.

    Jeff posted a video on HU with the band Faun using a hurdy. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a hurdy used in a ukulele context though. Now, the ukuwheele sounds very nice to my ears.

    Before making the conversion though I’d need to hear ‘I’m Yours’. ‘Gently Weeps’, ‘Billie Jean’. ‘Knots’ with paint sprayed on the inventor. Just to be sure, you see.

    It’s about time the Reformed Whores got some uke blog attention. Goodness knows I keep recommending their videos. This particular video isn’t popular due the uke, of course.

    But still, this is their debut on a uke blog as far as I can tell. As long as they’re reformed, and they say they are, I don’t see what the problem is. Give them a chance, people. Let those who are without sin…

  2. Paul April 7th, 2012 9:36 am

    Hi Al, it looks like Jim D’Ville has got a new ISP. The link to his 3 questions with Bob Brozman can now be found at

    http://www.playukulelebyear.com/3-questions-interview/1233/

    By the way, I was in charge of running the sound and lights at ULU (Univ of London Union) from 1984-1992. In Feb 1989, Earache Records proudly presented an evening of thrash metal, with Bolt Thrower, Intense Degree, Extreme Noise Terror, and, topping the bill, Napalm Death! The BBC came down to film the gig for Arena. They were very keen on us using green lighting for some reason, and like idiots we agreed. That aside, it was one of the most memorable gigs of my entire ULU career, people stage diving, not off the stage, from on top of the speaker stacks! I kept the Napalm’s set list pinned to my office wall for years – 23 songs in 40 minutes!

  3. Woodshed April 7th, 2012 2:52 pm

    Ron: I’m fond of hurdy gurdies too. Yeah, I wouldn’t have featured them if they hadn’t been one of the most watched. But it’s certainly the one I like most of those five.

    Paul: Thanks. Jim was telling me about the change but it didn’t happen until after I posted.

    That’s impressive! And 23 songs in 40 minutes is my sort of gig.

  4. RobNY April 8th, 2012 3:00 am

    Kate Micucci always sounds the same but always sounds good. Those March videos are very lame.

  5. Woodshed April 9th, 2012 10:55 am

    RobNY: They are very lame. They always are. I hate that post every time I do it!

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