Lou Barlow, Dinosaur Jr. and the Ukulele? Huh??

Lou Barlow Interview
Lou Barlow Interview

So, I was reading a Lou Barlow Interview at Clash Music and I felt like I could share it here.  I know this one is stretching it a little bit, but when I read the following, I had to post this:

“In the beginning I thought the scale of the songs I was writing didn't fit with dinosaur - two chord songs written on ukelele. J was composing epics and seemed annoyed by me so I didn't feel comfortable bringing things to him and subjecting myself to ridicule”

Oh man!  I would kill to have been a fly on that wall of those old Dinosaur Jr. Practices.  Watching Lou Barlow trying to explain to J Mascis how some little ukulele song could totally work.  Heh.


News: No Tiptoeing Through the Tulips

Yay! More press about the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Brittain! From reading the article, it sounds like they do everything from Mozart, to Talking Heads. Dang, I wanna hear eight ukulele experts, clad in tuxedos, totally nail "Psycho Killer". Woah, it looks like you can buy CDs from http://www.ukuleleorchestra.com/. Time to raid my wife's purse for the credit cards!

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Brittain
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Brittain

News: Kazookeylele v2 – Bohemian Rapsody

Here I am, using the Google machine to find as much ukulele-related information as is humanly possible.  Then, I see a link with the word Kazookeylele in it.  Kazookeylele?  What the deuce could that possibly be?  I'll tell you.  It's pure awesomeness.   According to the little bit of information I was able to gleam from Monkey Review, this is version 2 of the Kazookeylele.  I take it that means that version 1 is no longer in use?  Cause, I'll tell you right now. I NEEDS IT! The charming pink-haired fellow performing on the Kazookeylele reminds me of a shorter, more charming version of Tiny Tim.  And, I think Tiny Tim was made of 100% charm, so that's saying a lot.  I wish this guy the best in everything he does!

Original ‘Ukulele Hero’ drawing to be auctioned

Ukulele Hero: The Warren Buffet Edition
Ukulele Hero: The Warren Buffet Edition

I'm not sure how I missed this the first time around, but apparently Warren Buffet is a Ukulele aficionado.   The original drawing, from the Omaha World-Herald, appeared after Buffet described why he loves the Ukulele.  That is to say, because it's "cheap, portable and useful for courting".

Rad.