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.
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!
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!
Yay! Check out these rad Ukulele-themed Desktops, created by Shelley Rickey. I'm all over these! If you swing by there and grab some, make sure and leave a comment, letting her know how much you appreciate it. I mean, c'mon, she made them for free. Give the love back, Uke community!
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".