Friday Links

Pam ‘Nerd’s Eye View‘ Mandel has a lovely little story about travelling with a ukulele.

William King has been making some very sexy, solid body electric ukuleles.

The Bobby McGee’s crop up in the new Dizzee Rascal video (not the first time he’s had a uke in his video) thanks to cardboardfrog for spying that.

Whilst I was working on the updated Buy a Ukulele section, I realised I hadn’t seen a Black Bear ukulele for sale in a very long time. So I actually did some investigative journalism and got in touch with Duane. Turns out the eBay rules and fees got too high and he now sells them on Flea Market Music.

Rumour has it my version of Upstairs, Downstairs will be on Radio 4’s PM next week.

Help Ukulele Movement find 101 reasons to play the ukulele.

The Qatari royal family are learning to play ukulele.

Tiny Tim Overdrive are a new uke covers band from Vancouver. There’s a recording of their rehearsal in the sidebar (including covers of Sam Roberts and Eddie Vedder) and I can’t wait to hear more.

Photos: Sophie Madeleine shoot, Bongolele (thanks to byjimini), ukulele swimming pool (via Shelley).

Ukulele spotting: in the intro to Neighbours.

Billy Connelly has been uking it up with Jack Black and Emily Blunt.

Megg Farrell hooks up with the Beatles Complete on Ukulele guys.

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