xeni at June 20th, 2014 19:49 — #1
stephen_schenck at June 20th, 2014 19:53 — #2
Better than extra good? Now I've heard everything!
afspdx at June 20th, 2014 20:40 — #3
All people who didn't grow up with creepy Tiny Tim was regularly on network TV playing his stupid Ukelele. I had nightmares as a kid of Tiny Tim.
hanglyman at June 20th, 2014 22:05 — #4
japhroaig at June 20th, 2014 22:25 — #5
This post was obviously for me and a very small, close circle of friends.
We worked for many years at a wonderful, confusing, infuriating, but awesome second hand music store that specialized in obscure instruments. Banjo-ukes lined a wall, surrounded by beautiful vintage (and sometimes koa) ukes. Next to them were the ouds, balalaikas, bouzoukis; then the hurdy gurdys, Hardanger fiddle (singular), arch-top mandolins (edit: and a few 'bowl back' mandos, though i can't think of their proper name), and near-turn-century Gibson/Martin guitars.
Of course I was the woodwind/brass guy, so I got to see even weirder stuff. But that is a tale for another time
immutable_mike at June 21st, 2014 19:26 — #6
I had to look up "Banjo-ukes" to see if it was the same as a Banjolele and it is! Of course, I only know what a banjolele is because it caused a rift in the Wooster household.
puffie at June 21st, 2014 20:32 — #7
so, everyone knows about the portugese immigrants that brought the ukelele to hawaii, right?
japhroaig at June 22nd, 2014 11:41 — #8
CSB: I was at a show in LA a few weeks ago, and low and behold Hugh Laurie was seated two rows behind me. Everyone was super polite and left him alone, except one lady that walked past, did a double take, then pointed and covered her mouth at the same time. It was priceless.
jerwin at June 22nd, 2014 11:59 — #9
(early twentieth century ads)
Thanks for clarifying that the modern ukelele sensation that's currently sweeping the nation has deep roots
chgoliz at June 22nd, 2014 12:17 — #10
Just like they brought the instrument that came to be known as the cuatro to Latin America.
immutable_mike at June 22nd, 2014 18:52 — #11
Hi-de hi-de hi-de hi, Sir
japhroaig at June 22nd, 2014 19:17 — #12
what can i say, i adored the fry/laurie interpretation as well
chgoliz at June 22nd, 2014 23:45 — #13
Now see, a real method actor would have learned to play the instrument as written instead of substituting one he already knows how to play.
xeni at June 25th, 2014 19:49 — #14
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