Friday Links

T-shirt update: You only have a few days left if you want to buy a Uke Hunt t-shirt. The standard black t-shirt has sold over 100 so that will definitely be made. As will the women’s black t-shirt which has just past its goal. Unfortunately the white t-shirts weren’t popular enough so those won’t be made.

New Releases

– Ohana have released a new ukulele based on the original look of the ukulele as made by the Madieran bunch. It’s called the Ohana SK-28. aNueNue had the same idea with their 1879 series. The aNueNue version looks more faithful to the original. But it’s also around double the price.
The Ukes in America DVD.
Post Mortem of a Monster by Zahra.

Pictures

Ukulele Skull.
The Hat Boys (c.1920).
Spanko strummin’…
Using the uke to pick up chicks.
A postcard from the Netherlands UPDATE: Thanks to karl for pointing out it’s the Ukulogisch Museum in Belgium. You can watch Bosco and Honey visiting in here.

NPR listen to the sounds of New York in 1930 with a fascinating recording of a strummer in Coney Island at the bottom.

The daughter of Mario Maccaferri discusses why he moved from making reeds to making plastic ukuleles.

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6 Comments

  1. Kyle Frazer November 8th, 2013 2:24 pm

    I’d love to buy a t-shirt, but I don’t like black or white. Something grey, green, or blue, or maybe even a polo shirt. Because I’m picky like that.

  2. Ron Hale November 8th, 2013 5:19 pm

    What about pink, Al? Make picking up chicks a breeze.

    Or a fedora. What ever happened to the ukulele/fedora connection? And don’t forget the feather. Chicks dig feathers.

    (For that matter what ever happened to the ukulele/kazoo connection? Don’t see it nearly as much as you used to.

    Not that I miss it. Soundtrack to Dante.)

  3. karl November 8th, 2013 6:50 pm

    The postcard is in fact the Ukulogisch Museum, from Belgium.

  4. Woodshed November 8th, 2013 7:24 pm

    Kyle: Not likely to happen, I’m afraid.

    Ron: I think fedoras became to popular with non-ukers.

    karl: Thanks for the info. I’ve added it to the post.

  5. Phredd November 8th, 2013 9:40 pm

    I’ve been waiting by the mailbox for my tshirt.

  6. Woodshed November 9th, 2013 8:26 am

    Phredd: Don’t wait too hard. They haven’t even been made yet.

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