Archive for 2019

UkeTube: João Tostes, Billie Eilish

Watch on YouTube Tracklist João Tostes & Carol Campos – Hallelujah Vinícius Vivas – Fly me to the Moon Billie Eilish – Telegraph Ave Gracie Terzian – Treasures Untold Jan Laurenz – Another Day, A New Tune Arko Mukhaerjee – Bala Joban EmiSunshine – Crimson Moon Feng E – The Stalker in the Shadow Le […]

Friday Links

Vanity Fair investigates why a light ukulele ditty, Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head, was used to soundtrack Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. (Tab for Raindrops… here.) “Shirtless ukulele player pulled from top of police car in Fremantle”. New Releases – Biscuithead and the Biscuit Badgers’ new album Thought Porridge (complete with handy songbook). […]

Dick Gaughan – The World Turned Upside Down (Tab)

The World Turned Upside Down (Tab) Dick Gaughan’s Handful of Earth is an absolute powerhouse folk album. One of the best records of the 80s. Probably the best that didn’t come out of Manchester (okay, maybe Minnesota too). The highlight of the album is his galvanising take on Leon Rosselson’s The World Turned Upside Down […]

Halloween Tabs and Chords

Now you’ve got your immoral zamboni costume together, here are some tunes you may wish to bone up on before the big night. Addams Family Theme Tune Chopin – Funeral March Jonathan Coulton – Re: Your Brains Dance Macabre The Doors – People Are Strange The Fall – Mansion The Gothic Archies – Freakshow Halloween […]

Lizzo – Cuz I Love You (Chords)

Lizzo – Cuz I Love You (Chords) What a joy it’s been to see Lizzo getting the attention she deserves this year. For a long time, pop music has been dominated by singers reaching back to Aretha Franklin for and extrapolating endless vocal curlicues. Whereas Lizzo has gone for the real meat and taken Franklin’s […]

UkeTube: Jake Shimabukuro, mxmtoon

Watch on YouTube Tracklist Jake Shimabukuro – Twelve mxmtoon – seasonal depression Choan Gálvez – Study No. 22 in B minor Landermason – Benjamin Mee Peanut Envy – Walking Stick John Bianchi – You're Taken (But I Wish You Were Taken With Me) Katy Vernon – Suit of Hearts Arko Mukhaerjee – Machi Kadaile Buckman […]

IDLES – Danny Nedelko (Tab)

IDLES – Danny Nedelko (Tab) Since immigrants invented the ukulele, it’s only right to have a song celebrating immigrants on here. And what a celebration it is. Idles turned in a barnstorming performance of it in their already legendary Glastonbury set. And, along with Fontaines D.C., have convinced me that punk isn’t dead yet. Idles […]

An Assortment of Tabs and Chords

Sometimes I put together tabs and chord sheets for my amusement that are so niche I assume no one has any interest in them. I’ve collected a few of those together today in hopes that one person will have a passing interest in one of them. – Only Connect Theme (Baritone ukulele tab) – They […]

Only Connect Theme (Baritone Tab)

Dawson Sabatini – Only Connect Theme (Tab) One of the many areas the BBC excels in is the exceptionally nerdy quiz show. I can’t imagine anyone else coming up with museum based quiz or a show like Only Connect where questions are chosen via Egyptian hieroglyphs. Connecting Only Connect to ukuleles is very easy. Season […]

They Might Be Giants – It Could Be Worse (Chords)

They Might Be Giants – It Could Be Worse I’m a big fan of Sarah Vowell’s books. But I’m an even bigger fan of her audiobooks. The Partly Cloudy Patriot, an exploration of her uncomfortable obsession with American history, includes narration from Conan O’Brien, Stephen Colbert and David Cross. Even more importantly, it’s sprinkled with […]

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