Friday Links: Madagascar, America’s Got Talent

There’s a new episode of my favourite travelogue Matt Kresling’s Madagascar Journals. This time he learns a Malagasy song on his ukulele, chooses between a girl and an exploding mountain and objects to a zebu being sodomised.

This year’s America’s Got Talent was won by 12 year old ukulelist Grace VanderWaal.

Ukulele Go! reviewed my How to Play Blues Ukulele ebook and was very kind:

This is a great ebook that I’d definitely recommend even if you have a passing interest in playing the blues on your ukulele. I wouldn’t particularly consider myself a big blues fan but I got (and still get) a lot from the book. It’s so packed with information and ideas that I think pretty much everyone will find something useful here. A definite buy recommendation from me!

Edna Marion.
Two sad mice.
Blue Booby Boogie.
Tommy Purcell’s signed ukulele.

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  1. Kresling September 24th, 2016 12:22 am

    Hey, nice blurb! Explosions, ukulele, sodomy… I’d watch that. Thanks, Al.

  2. Woodshed September 24th, 2016 12:51 pm

    Kresling: You’re very welcome. I always enjoy new episodes.

  3. Acilius September 24th, 2016 5:24 pm

    I watched America’s Got Talent, and have to admit to mixed feelings about Grace VanderWaal- her first appearance was strong, but she grew progressively more nervous and less accomplished as the contest went on. It’s hard to believe that she’s ready to headline a show in Las Vegas. Perhaps in a few years, but right now she’d be better off going to school.

  4. Woodshed September 25th, 2016 4:33 pm

    Acilius: I’ve only seen that one song. Hard to imagine her making a Vegas show. But I’m all for her skipping out of school for it.

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