Friday Links

Pictures
Iris Boudreau’s painted character ukuleles.
Fishy machete.

Videos
Ukulele live documentary
George Formby’s uke meets Tiny Tim’s
George Harrison plays the Ukulele at home (possibly)

New Releases
Something Is Wrong With Me, Part 2 by Craig Robertson
Demos from Sweet Soubrette
Henry the Rabbit.
Free EP from Jacob Borshard.

Kickstarting
Sophie Madeleine: new album for 2013
Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra’s Scottish trip

Campaigning against ukuleles in schools: “These taxpayer-supported schools are hell-bent on indoctrinating your innocent, unsuspecting children into the ways of the ukulele, an unholy instrument of Satan.” Couldn’t agree more.

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  1. Ron Hale June 30th, 2013 10:03 pm

    The deluxe version of “Living in the Material World” has a bonus feature of a home video of George playing uke contributed by Olivia Arias, Al.

    Saying this for others as I’m sure you’re aware of it.

    The naysayers and nitpickers are just blowing hot air as far as I’m concerned. Hand position, open or closed. Strum pattern.

    Give me a break. Was he supposed to sit around the house making super duper videos with his wife and that he’s a former Beatle?

    Maybe people should look for clues that Paul is really dead. This is George as far as I’m concerned and I’ve always thought that this was a nice homey video.

    When Kickstarter refused to get involved with the Killian Mansfield Ukulele Collection they lost me.

    Ukers should tell them where to get off and refuse to have anything more to do with the idiots.

    Well, I have written here that the soundtrack to Hell is Mraz and Train covers. And J. Chalmers Doane does have a bit of an odd look to him.

    And that triangular uke he designed and gave to kids is starting to look suspicious to me.

    Poor Melanie. Taken so young. And someone should keep a close eye on James Hill.

    I’m not at all keen anymore on kids and ukes in school. Adults fobbing the instrument off on students are beginning to strike me as fanatics.

    People who’ve quaffed excessive amounts of the ukulele Kool-Aid.

    The “ways of the ukulele.” Don’t get me started.

  2. Ron Hale June 30th, 2013 10:05 pm

    Amend the above to “and screaming that he’s a former Beatle.”

  3. Woodshed July 1st, 2013 3:29 pm

    Ron: Kickstarter never allows charitable fundraisers. I’m not going to hold it against them. There are plenty of other sites for that.

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