Friday Links

Don’t forget to cast your vote for Ukulele Video of the Year. Currently Jontom is in the lead with Walk off the Earth second.

It’s not often you see an interesting, well written piece about ukuleles in the mainstream media so Vulture’s article In Defense of the Ukulele is very welcome. It’s a follow up to an interview with Cristin Milioti (the ukulele-playing mother of How I Met Your Mother) and the anti-uke hate she provoked.. It makes some thought provoking points about ukulele and gender-shaming.

Bill to make the ukulele the state instrument of Hawaii. But it does have some competition from the ipu (which has a better claim in my opinion).

The Ukulele Is Not The Happiest Instrument In The World…Rant!

Team ukulele has been out in force at the Olympics with Julia Mancuso winning bronze in the alpine skiing super combined and luger Kate Hansen causing delight and disapproval with her warmup routine.

Pictures

Amy Crehore’s Twitch uke is approaching completion.
Bird ukulele
AFP chord chart art
Ukulele Joe Thomas
Uke diagrams

Videos

Automatic strummer
– The woes of having a cat that isn’t weird enough to make internet money (via thingsisawthatilove).

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4 Comments

  1. Barry Maz February 14th, 2014 3:14 pm

    Thanks for including the link Al!

  2. Woodshed February 15th, 2014 10:21 am

    Barry: My pleasure! I enjoyed the rant.

  3. Llamapolitics February 19th, 2014 4:00 pm

    Hey I thought I’d share a video some friends of mine from Ukelele Peru made, Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0goQJLtdEk

  4. Woodshed February 21st, 2014 11:08 am

    Llamapolitics: That’s excellent! Thanks.

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