Archive for October, 2013

Dustbowl Revival, Victoria Vox: UkeTube

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RIP MusicGuyMike: Friday Links

Sad news this week that Michael Aratani has died. Better know as MusicGuyMic, he was the internet’s most loved ukulele seller. His eBay store always had the newest and most interesting ukuleles. After illness and eBay fees forced him to shut that down he returned and had recently been working with Hawaii Music Supply. He’s […]

Marty Robbins – El Paso (Instrumental Tab)

Marty Robbins – El Paso (Instrumental Tab) Following on from Take My True Love… with another tune from the closing stages of Breaking Bad. This time an instrumental version of Marty Robbins’ El Paso from Felina. This piece – while not really bad – is a challenge. I’ve slowed it down slightly from the original […]

Uke Hunt T-Shirts

Tired of walking around without a dirty ukulele pun on your chest? The solution has finally arrived. It’s a little different to the normal way though. I’m using Teespring which is sort of a Kickstart for t-shirts. So you put in an order for your shirt, if there are enough orders by the end of […]

The Limeliters – Take My True Love by the Hand (from Breaking Bad) (Chords)

The Limeliters – Take My True Love by the Hand (Chords) Two songs from the closing stages of Breaking Bad this week. Starting off with The Limeliters’ Take My True Love by the Hand from the dung beetle scene in Ozymandias. It’s a simple song. Just four chords repeated. But you do need to capo […]

Del Rey, Tricity Vogue: UkeTube

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Friday Links

New Releases – The tab book for Jake Shimabukuro’s Grand Ukulele is available in the US. – Kevin Hufnagel’s experimental uke album Ashland. Pictures – Rat and uke taxidermy – Correct playing stance – Painted ukulele – Gloria Swanson Musicwood – a documentary about the over-foresting of sitka spruce for guitars and ukes. Bret McKenzie […]

The A-Team Theme (Tab)

Mike Post and Pete Carpenter – A-Team Theme (Tab) Part of my sworn duties as a ukulele blogger is peruse the YouTube uploads and check out anything interesting. Recently that has involved clicking on everything titled “A Team Ukulele Cover” hoping it would be the theme tune to the superior 80s TV show. And every […]

Best of Uke Hunt: Theme Tunes

If you’ve been following the blog for a while you’ll have noticed that I love theme tunes. Even more, I love working them up for ukulele. So here’s a selection of my favourite film, TV and game themes that I’ve done over the years. It’s split up into theme tunes (mostly tabs) and songs (mostly […]

WIUO/Starland Vocal Band – Afternoon Delight (Chords)

Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra – Afternoon Delight (Chords) The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra’s recent visit to these shores for a run at the Edingburgh festival was a huge hit with them impressing audiences and fighting accusations of steroid abuse it would seem. To celebrate I’ve written up their take on the Starland Vocal Band’s sitcom […]