Jake Shimabukuro @Google, Cobain Fools: Friday Links

Jake plays for Google, chats ukulele and – my favourite part – does a Q&A in this hour long appearance at GoogleTalks.

Ukulele April Fool of the year goes to this article from NPR about the discovery of demos from a very young Kurt Cobain including, “”Nixon Must Die (Or Resign)”… “Shazam!”; and the collection’s lone cover, a ukulele version of the Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker.”” Like all good April Fools, it’s just bordering on believable. The ‘news’ was still being reported as fact several days later.

Fluxblog interview Dan Kois about his Israel Kamakawiwo’ole biography. The interview is well worth a read and there’s also a video of Pearl Jam covering Hawai’i ’78.

Guitar Magazines realise what people really want.

Ugulele via Humble Uker

MP3s: Wisdom Tooth has a new EP out (and a lovely cover of Panic on her Tumblr

The ukulele bit on Malcolm in the Middle.

Elliott Brood on Uker Tabs.

Racy ukulele meets Mills and Boon action.

Misery Loves Sherman – getting it wrong on ukuleles and moustaches.

Pictures: Make a Wish, rock out with your spock out, ukulele, another graphical representation of Ukulele for Geeks (this time including me – yay – and ezFolk – boo).

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