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Sylvie Simmons Interview

I interviewed Sylvie Simmons last year after her Leonard Cohen book tour.  In the interim, she’s done the unthinkable, crossed the divide from rock journalist to musician and…

Pianosaurus – the greatest toy instrument group, ever

Pianosaurus were a 1980s New York toy instrument band.  They self-released two live albums and also recorded a debut album, Groovy Neighborhood, for Rounder Records in 1986.  There’s…

Ukulele Kuricorder

The Kuricorder Quartet are the modern day Beatles of the eccentric happy novelty instrument quartet world.  I came across them on a compilation a few months ago and…

Ultraman ukulele

Whenever I start to lose faith in the world, normally after reading the comment pages on any newspaper on any article ever published, I no longer comfort myself…

Kuricorder Quartet and the Ukulele Beatles compilation

 Image: The ukulele Beatles Ukulele Beatles is a japanese compilation from 2003.  In the world of the internets I thought the days of my youth, where it was…

The Descendants – the slack-key soundtrack featuring Gabby Pahinui

The Descendants, a film set in Hawaii, has just had its UK release.  I’ve always been a big fan of Alexander Payne’s films and this has the added…

Beirut – Rip Tide album

Over the last couple of days I’ve given the new Beirut album a few spins as I’m off to see them soon.  It sounds good and it sounds…

Rocky and Balls, We like cake and beards and stuff

Rocky and Balls, a rather excellent girl duo, have a new album out called, We like cake and beards and stuff.  Here’s one of their songs about a…

Eddie Vedder Ukulele Album – Ukulele Songs

OK, so I’ve been away and catching up on news and one of the items to catch my attention was Eddie Vedder, of Pearl Jam fame, is releasing…

Yoyoyo Acapulco – F-word

Norwegian?  Check.  Twee?  Check.  Ukuleles?  Check.  Quirky lyrics?  Check.  Fisher Price vibe?  CHECK!  Find out more from their myspace page.