xeni — 2014-06-20T19:49:51-04:00 — #1
stephen_schenck — 2014-06-20T19:53:22-04:00 — #2
Better than extra good? Now I've heard everything!
afspdx — 2014-06-20T20:40:50-04:00 — #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 — 2014-06-20T22:05:12-04:00 — #4
japhroaig — 2014-06-20T22:25:23-04:00 — #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 — 2014-06-21T19:26:10-04:00 — #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 — 2014-06-21T20:32:49-04:00 — #7
so, everyone knows about the portugese immigrants that brought the ukelele to hawaii, right?
japhroaig — 2014-06-22T11:41:46-04:00 — #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 — 2014-06-22T11:59:56-04:00 — #9
(early twentieth century ads)
Thanks for clarifying that the modern ukelele sensation that's currently sweeping the nation has deep roots
chgoliz — 2014-06-22T12:17:04-04:00 — #10
Just like they brought the instrument that came to be known as the cuatro to Latin America.
immutable_mike — 2014-06-22T18:52:29-04:00 — #11
Hi-de hi-de hi-de hi, Sir
japhroaig — 2014-06-22T19:17:46-04:00 — #12
what can i say, i adored the fry/laurie interpretation as well
chgoliz — 2014-06-22T23:45:48-04:00 — #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 — 2014-06-25T19:49:51-04:00 — #14
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