Friday Links

New Releases
– I’ve been collecting all the ukulele stuff I’ve come across on Spotify in the Ukulele 2017 Spotify playlist. If there’s something I’ve missed, do let me know.
WS64 is one of the original YouTube ukers having covered every Beatles song on ukulele. Now he’s one half of La Wolf and they’ve just put out their album On Our Own.
– Tiki garage rock from The Mangonuts.
– Opera-lele have a new one out A Life of Broadway.

Window Shopping

Ukulele jukebox cabinet.
D’Angelico archtop ukulele.
Kanile’a KPA Tenor Premium.
FibreCore ukulele strings (via @goukulele).
1920s Ditson Style 3.
Duke have an offer on their DUKE10 banjolele.

This is probably completely meaningless to anyone outside the UK (and largely meaningless to those in it). The Trivago woman is a ukulele player (and the skipping rope player it seems). Which means I have to switch allegiances away from the Trip Advisor owl who is too busy lounging in his robe to learn an instrument.

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  1. Glenn December 23rd, 2017 2:48 am

    Thanks for the fun links Al. You’ve always got cool links I’d never find. Makes a nice Christmas gift, I think. The Trivago lady’s skipping seemed gimmicky until I realized she was tap dancing, so quite the talent to throw in some percussion. I’ll have to see if our Trivago guy has any musical talent.

  2. Woodshed December 23rd, 2017 5:43 am

    Glenn: Thanks! Even the concept of a Trivago guy seems weird to me!

  3. Glenn December 23rd, 2017 4:02 pm

    Haha, I had to look for a Trivago girl ad. Commercial structure is the same but seems wrong to me though. There’s actually a mashup of Trivago actors around the world. There are a lot of them!

    Just checked and ours is a musician – Ted Williams Band – creative name, I know, music follows suit. Sadly not a uke player. And yet he still manages to seem so cool on TV. ;-)

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