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Friday Links: Ukes in Space and Video Games

– Continuing in the tradition of Neil Armstrong, SpaceX launched a Martin ukulele into space along with a load of other junk. – Jake Shimabukuro has announced a new album with a cavalcade of stars including Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett and Bette Midler. – The new Life is Strange game is out and ukulelist mxmtoon […]

Friday Links: Tales of Mystery, Uke Sculpture and a Good Posse

From Boris Karloff’s Tales of Mystery, Don’t Play that Ukelele. (Via @ukeist) Assembling a posse to retrieve a stolen ukulele. Ukulele Girls circa 1940. Window Shopping – Ukulele Sculpture by Arman, 2002. Yours for £10,685. (Thanks to @hermanvdc.) – Horseshoe Banjolele. – RIGuitars Tahitian ukulele. – 9 course orpharion from 1617. Patreon A massive thanks […]

Seven Movies About Music You Haven’t Seen

Over lockdown, I got tired of the usual Netflix fare and embarked on watching a wider variety of movies including, horror of horrors, movies with subtitles. And I found a bunch of great stuff. Here’s a round-up of films about music and musicians I enjoyed (order from weirdest to least weird) that you might not […]

Friday Links: Congressional Medals and Ukulele Clothes

Sam and Fred Kamaka have received Congressional gold medals. (Via Ukulelia.) James Hill has launched a ukulele clothing brand. So far, no oversized Hawaiian shirts or Formby false teeth. The fantastic Paula Fuga has a new album out including features from Jack Johnson and Ben Harper: Rain on Sunday. I backed this on Kickstarter way […]

Uke Hunt is 14

Uke Hunt turned 14 in May (I would have mentioned it then but time has become a flat circle and I still think it’s March). According to WebMD a 14 year olds will experience, “mood swings.. and may be embarrassed by you.” Here’s a round-up of my favourite tabs and the goings-on of the last […]

Friday Links: Biden Appointment, Dhani Harrison

Joe Biden has nominated Jake Shimabukuro for the National Council on the Arts. Fender have released a ukulele with Dhani Harrison. On Video – Documentary on the Survivor Girl Ukulele Band. – The George Formby Society celebrate their Diamond Anniversary. – Helen Arney teaches you how to use a toilet. New Releases – The UOGB’s […]

Friday Links: Uke Sales Boom

Demand for ukuleles on Amazon rose more than any other instrument at the start of the pandemic according to Pattern. A new album from Uke Hunt favourite Phredd, Quarantine Tunes, is a collection of performances he’s done for kids’ clubs, libraries and uke festivals over the last year. Another long-time favourite, Howlin’ Hobbit has started […]

Friday Links: Uke Song at No.1, Jake Plays the First Ukulele

Polo G’s RAPSTAR has made it to #1. The first ukulele song to do so since Train’s Hey, Soul Sister (I think). The legendary webshow Midnight Ukulele Disco is being uploaded to YouTube. Including probably the most iconic ukulele video there is. New tab book from Choan Galvez: Waltz in Progress. On Video – Jake […]

Friday Links: Lemon Nash, Eurovision and Ponzi Schemes

New Astraluna EP The Pass Of Storms On Video – 1960 interview with jazz and blues ukulelist Lemon Nash. – Germany’s ukulele-heavy Eurovision entry. Pictures – @ukeist has been posting some great pictures recently including Charles “Ponzi Scheme” Ponzi and Schoonmaker’s Drugstore 1931. – Ukulele Ike with Buster Keaton and Sally Eilers. Window Shopping – […]

Friday Links: Renaissance Tabs, Crystal Cupcakes and The Rock’s Mum

Tab Books – Harry Thomas of Renaissance Ukulele has released an ebook of low-G ukulele arrangements of tunes by, 17th century lute master, John Dowland called Dowlandia which you can download ‘ere. The tunes are excellently arranged and it’s a joy to play. Plus, it benefits Oxfam and the Survivor Girl Ukulele Band. – New […]

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