Thursday, February 19, 2015

A DIY Hand-made, Recycled Ukulele May Not Save the World, but...

...it just might make the world a more joyful place!


[This one is for Bella - my favorite ukulele-ist, and her mentor  - the infamous Aunt Linda]

A few months ago, we heard a very talented ukulele-ist playing at the Yellowhouse Coffee on a Saturday morning. (Ukulele lady, I apologize for not knowing your name - it was a great show.)

Last week I posted a video from the foodisfreeproject.org site that featured a couple of  ukulele-ists building gardens and singing about pallet romance or biology or something like that.

Keith (Yea, Keith!) sent me two ukulele videos today that were truly amazing to listen to and watch:

Imelda May, Dreaming (Blondie cover)
Jake Shimabukuru plays Bohemian Rhapsody

And where would the list be without the best of all crowd-fed DIY websites? This week one of the featured Instructables explains how to build a rather cool ukulele using just a pocket knife and some easily acquired scraps and hardware.

Make a ukulele with a pocket knife by titchtheclown

May your days be filled with DIY music!