Archive for April, 2013

Deco Pilot, Rabbit Muse: UkeTube

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Bob Brozman: Friday Links

Bob Brozman – ukulele master and all around great musician – has died at the age of 59. He was one of the greats. You can read my interview with him here. New Releases: – Debut album from the Mother Ukers – There’s a new album from The Burning Hell. Just one uke-heavy track but […]

Roger Miller – Whistle Stop from Robin Hood (Tab)

Roger Miller – Whistle Stop (Tab) I somehow managed to pass my entire childhood without coming across Disney’s take on Robin Hood. So when I first heard this tune my reaction was, “AZIZ WHISTLE STOP is a straight rip off from The Hampsterdance Song. What’s Roger Miller‘s email?” Roger Miller responded, “nooooooooooooooo! that song came […]

Ten Arpeggio Exercises Plus a Song to Improve Your Fingerpicking on Ukulele

If you don’t know that I wrote Ukulele for Dummies I obviously haven’t been doing enough shameless self-promotion. It did well enough that the Dummies folks wanted a follow up: Ukulele Exercises for Dummies. I’m highly allergic to the word “exercise” – I had to take half a dozen Benadryls just to write this intro […]

Johnny Cash/James Clem – Big River (Chords)

Johnny Cash – Big River (Chords) I’ve been waiting ages for an excuse to do a Johnny Cash song that isn’t Folsom Prison or Ring of Fire. So James Clem covering one of my favourite Cash songs is all the excuse I need. There are a few tricky moves in the chords. But you can […]

Victoria Vox, War Jacket: UkeTube

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Friday Links

Listen – New album from Ukulollo Devotion – Victoria Vox’s Key – Ukulele Hour on The Jason Crane Show Pictures – Steampunk Tenor Semi-Hollow electric ukulele (via @xor) Watch – A very young Molly Ringwald ukuleling in The Facts Of Life – Megan Mullally, Alison Brie and Stephanie Hunt freak out Adam Scott with a […]

Elvis Costello – Shipbuilding (Instrumental Tab)

Elvis Costello and Clive Langer – Shipbuilding (Tab) This is easily one of the best protest songs ever written. And one of the best songs of any sort. The lyrics are as nuanced and thought-provoking then any other. But it’s the music – written by Clive Langer – that really makes it shine. The song […]

Where Are They Now? Video of the Year Winners

Every time the subject of the ukulele video of the year comes up, regular commentor, Ron Hale enquires as to the status of previous winners. So for him here’s a rundown of what happened to the ukulelists after the career peak of winning the award. 2007 Winner: Molly Lewis (Sweetafton23) – Tom Cruise Crazy Back […]

Paramore – Interlude: Moving On (Chords)

Paramore – Moving On (Chords) I was a bit surprised to find not one but three ukulele songs on the new Paramore album. I was even more surprised to find I liked this one. Suggested Strumming In the verses: Use our old friend: d – d u – u d u Twice for each on […]