This post is pretty much just a virtual toot* to another ukulele owner. Freunde von Freunden is one of those modern day through the key hole sorts of sites where they just go and nose round other peoples houses.
Olimpia Zagnoli is an illustrator who lives in Milan and has a pink flying v ukulele.
Elvis playing the ukulele screen prints. A4 and only an edition of 8. One of these little beauties will be adorning my wall once I get a frame for it. The image is from Blue Hawaii. Andy Warhol eat your heart out.
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 have found out they’ve done a ukulele album called, you guessed it, Ukulele Kuricorder. It reached number 6 in the Japanese charts when it was released in 2006. It looks excellent, however, the album’s forty odd quid in the UK which is a bit of a blow.
Oh well, here’s an excellent video about their recent trip to London, I particularly love busking in Regent’s park. Enjoy.
Ode to Uke, a ukulele novelty book I wrote, is now available for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Kindle. It’s taken a while to get it completed but I’m really pleased with it. The illustrations by Paul Andrews look brilliant and although it’s not on every bookstore counter, it’s on the internet counter, which is good enough for me. If you have an iPad, iPod, or iPhone you’re better off buying it through Apple’s iBookstore, for Kindle, you can get it straight from Amazon.
There will hopefully be a print version in the future but it will be a low numbered limited edition affair and there’s no set date.
The eBook version costs less than a pint of beer, so please take a look on the book’s website. Here’s a little promo video for it. I hope you enjoy.