Wallet Looseners

I’m back from my summer break to find a whole bunch of items to lubricate your wallet-slit and get rid of any leftover ice cream money.

Sophie Madeleine’s Original Ukulele

Sophie is auctioning off her original ukulele for Cancer Research. And it’s not some shitty uke she had laying around either. It’s the one that she plays in her first video, appears all over her two albums and is in her Rhythm You Started video.


Will Grove White – Silver Linings
Heidi Swedberg – My Cup of Tea
Matt Griffo – Live At Geva
Craig Robertson – When Close Is Not Good Enough
Ninebarrow – Kingdon EP


Portland’s UkeLadies are kickstarting a pin-up calendar.
Tyrone and Lesley’s Third Album.

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  1. karl September 6th, 2013 3:17 pm

    Hodgkinson and Gavin Pretor-Pinney are also preparing a book: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-ukulele-handbook-9781408836293/

  2. Woodshed September 6th, 2013 9:46 pm

    karl: Thanks for the link.

  3. Ron Hale September 6th, 2013 10:19 pm

    Thought aestivation had morphed into vegetation, Al. Always does with me.

    First time, I believe, I’ve seen Heidi mentioned on a uke blog. For fans, she played Susan on ‘Seinfeld’.

    Her “Owl & the Pussycat” video is one of my favorites.

    Not at all sure uker pin-up calendars are a good idea. Seen too many ukers. Imagining nightmare scenarios.

    And leave us not dump on shitty ukes. Quality ukes just make crap music sound better.

  4. Darka Dusty September 6th, 2013 11:20 pm

    Hi Uke Hunt! Thank you for including Portland’s UkeLadies Kickstarter link! Eleven hot women being associated with “Uke Hunt” … it just couldn’t be more right. We send a long a big kiss of appreciation!

  5. Kyle September 7th, 2013 9:13 am

    Good to have you back, Al!

  6. Woodshed September 7th, 2013 10:41 am

    Ron: I thought I had mentioned her before. Maybe not.

    Darka: You’re very welcome!

    Kyle: Thanks! Good to be back.

  7. JimUke September 9th, 2013 2:27 pm

    Ha, “lubricate your wallet slit”, I really missed the ukehunt updates a lot!

  8. Woodshed September 10th, 2013 10:39 am

    Thanks, JimUke!

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