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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 […]

Manitoba Hal: Friday Links

Manitoba Hal has just released a new double album: Down in the Kitchen. He’s also touring the UK in the next few weeks with shows and workshops. Mostly hitting the north but his London workshop has just opened up to the public too. krabbers has a new album out Secondhand Backpack with all proceeds going […]

Friday Links

In case you missed it, I released new editions of three of my ebooks this week. If you bought one or more of them before and haven’t received a free update let me know the email you bought with and I’ll send you the update. If you haven’t you can get any of my ebooks […]

Friday Links

Videos – British Pathé have added their amazing collection of videos to YouTube. Uke-related highlights include Felix Mendelssohn’s Hawaiian Serenaders, the insane Max and Harry Nesbitt and George Formby salvage collecting. – Play on two ukulele simultaneously Pictures – Young girl with banjolele, 1920’s (via Sara Wagner). – Who invited the bear? – Cats are […]

Bitcoin: Friday Links

I’ve started accepting Bitcoin as payment for my ebooks. I made my first sale the other day and I’m excited to get into it. Right now the ebooks are 50% off when you buy with bitcoins. Partly because transaction fees are lower, partly because I’m interested in the possibilities and partly because I haven’t got […]

Friday Links

Videos – A new episode of my favourite ever travelogue Matt Kresling’s Madagascar Diaries. – Mastering the split stroke (via @WillGroveWhite) – Ukulele players square off in the Melbourne International Median Strip Table Tennis Tournament (don’t get too excited by the “strip table tennis” bit). New Releases – Tyrone and Lesley’s Gentlemen Songsters. – Bella […]

Friday Links

“Craze my be over, but uke sales still going strong”. An interesting survey of 1,000 ukulele retailers. There’s not much to backup that headline though. Over half of the retailers have seen sales rise over the last year and only 9% expect sales to drop in the next few months. Seems like Kala’s basses might […]

Friday Links

I’ve started on the 2014 Ukulele Spotify Playlist. It’s short at the moment so if you want more here’s the 2013 list. Kickstarting – Ukes and Music to Pasajquim – a project to provide ukuleles for a remote Mayan community in Guatemala. Wallet Looseners – Caravan Gogh’s The 3 Faces of Steve featuring the ukulele […]

Friday Links

Don’t forget to cast your vote for Ukulele Video of the Year. Currently Jontom is in the lead with Walk off the Earth second. It’s not often you see an interesting, well written piece about ukuleles in the mainstream media so Vulture’s article In Defense of the Ukulele is very welcome. It’s a follow up […]

Friday Links

Don’t forget to make you nominations for Ukulele Video of the Year. New Releases – Harpy Things EP by Des Wong – The first record I know of using a harp ukulele as its primary instrument. And he did an amazing job with it – The Castaways new CD Miniature Horses. You can buy it […]

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