Friday Links

Robin Evans is attempting to break the world record for the longest time playing a ukulele by playing for 30 hours. If you’re in the London area on 26th – 27th November head to the Duke of Uke and give him some encouragement.

Ukulele Go’s top 5 ukulele books.

Martin ukulele sales 1915 – 1935.

Spooky New Releases
– The Bookshop Band are a great folk trio who write songs based on literature. Their latest is a collection of tunes inspired by spooky tales That Ghost Belongs to Me (Thanks to Ron Hale for turning me onto them.)
– New Ramonesish EP from Bloody Death Skull: The Haunting of….

Dirby the dove pecks out a tune.
Ukulele vs. hydraulic press.

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  1. Ron Hale November 4th, 2016 5:48 pm

    Too kind, Al. Coincidently – or perhaps not –
    I worked in a book shop for 29 years. Before the uke world corrupted me.

    Just found out Allo Darlin’ are calling it quits. Did you know?

    Found a new band a couple days ago -La Bonne Heure. Know them?

    Their latest, from Nov. 1, is a music video for their song “Run.” Give it a shot.

    Plenty of ukes deserving to Meet the Press. Why pick on one poor generic model?

  2. Eduardo Uke November 4th, 2016 8:16 pm

    Danggg 30 hours!? That’s a Guinness World Record right there. Wish I was in London, would of definitely passed by to show support. 30 hours is freaking impressive. I wonder, how does he get a bite to eat..

  3. Woodshed November 5th, 2016 11:29 am

    Ron: Yeah, I heard about Allo Darlin’. A shame to see them go.

    I will look La Bonne Heure up right now.

    Eduardo: Someone one will have to go down there and shove food in his mouth while he plays!

  4. Robin November 5th, 2016 6:18 pm

    Thanks for the share and support Al! It’s getting uncomfortably close now…

    We’re still looking for witnesses for the attempt, if anyone has 4 hours free in London that day. It’ll be great fun and my undying gratitude is yours!

  5. Woodshed November 5th, 2016 8:50 pm

    Best of luck, Robin!

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