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 a big loss to the ukulele world.
T-shirt update: The standard black Uke Hunt t-shirt has reached its goal and will be made. So if you’ve ordered one of those you’ll definitely be getting one. And if you order one between now and 13th November you’ll definitely get it. Find out more about the t-shirts here.
– A new book from The Idler’s Tom Hodginson and Gavin Pretor-Pinney The Ukulele Handbook covering uke history and starter advice.
– Free ebook from Uke of Carl: Hanon for Ukulele.
– Get Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk’s Over Land and Sea for free.
– Pre-order Sweet Soubrette’s Burning City.
– An album of ukulele covers of Smiths songs in German from Perrecy: Du bist das Opfer.
– West Midlands police fighting crime with Formby parodies.
– Can’t decide which size to get? Get all of them in one uke (Thanks to Ron Hale).
Exciting but expensive ukulele jaunt in Mexico with James Hill: The Ukulele Carnival.