Archive for June, 2014

Summer Holiday

It’s that time of year again where I burrow dead into the ground an aestivate to avoid sunlight. I’ll be back in a month or so. If you can’t wait that long I’ll still be posting on UkeToob and Tumblr. If you’re looking for a summer project here are some lessons for you: Beginner Lessons […]

Del Rey, Penguin Cafe: UkeTube

Full Playlist Just let me sneak this in here: Agathe (who you may remember as half of Agathe and Fine) is kickstarting an EP with her band Inglenook (pro-tip: click on the ‘Fr’ in the top right to Englishify it).

Friday Links

Ukes – Anatomy Custom Painted Ukulele – Mysterious Banjo-Uke Mister (c.1930) Kickstarting – Bosko & Honey’s New Album New Releases – Ninebarrow – While the Blackthorn Burns. – Do you remember that session Emily Scott did for the Uke Hunt podcast? She has a new album out Stray Light. It doesn’t have any uke on […]

Acoustic Intros (Tab)

Since the last Acoustic Intros post I’ve been itching to do another one. And I realised that I’ve notched up five requests that (just about – I’m looking at you Bonnie Bear) fit that description. They vary in difficulty but they all make use of fingerpicking. Usual rules apply: I try to do them in […]

Blues Ukulele and Ukulele 2014: Spotify Playlists

For the last few years I’ve been making Spotify playlists of the year’s ukulele releases. You can find previous year’s lists here along with a few other ukulele playlists. 2014′s list is starting to fill up nicely with long standing uke acts (like Tony Penultimate of the UOGB and Aaron Keim’s The Quiet American), big […]

WIUO – I Love You, Raylene (Chords)

Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra – I Love You, Raylene (Chords) This is different from the stuff we’ve come to expect from The Wellies. It’s not a cover of a big, famous pop song. But this one was written by a friend of the bad, John McDougall. It’s also one of their funniest and most entertaining […]