Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ukulele prince?

I took my two daughters to watch "The Princess and the Frog" today at the movie theatres. To my surprise, the Frog is an ukulele playing prince named Prince Naveen. The ukulele is represented correctly with four strings, and at one point in the movie, the Princess told him that he could play the ukulele at her resturant.

Anyway, I just thought that it was pretty cool to have the ukulele represented like this in a fairly major motion picture. It's true that this is a cartoon, but at least the uke is correctly represented and even called out by name, so it's all good right?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Still here!

I didn't even notice that it's been over a month without posting on this blog! For the two of you still checking this blog, I have not abandoned it! And I still plan on finishing off that Ukulele Smackdown. But I have not had much time to post here for a while and I've got lots of other things occupying my time, so it may be a bit slow going around here for a little while yet. I'm still playing the ukulele daily, so it's not because I've lost interest or anything.

Anyway, just thought I'd throw a post up on the o'l ghetto blog to show that's it's not abandoned. For those who stop by, have a safe and happy holidays!

Which uke should I bring on my next trip to Oahu???

What's the maximum you'd spend on a ukulele case for your best uke?

If you could steal one of my ukes, which one would it be???

How curly do you like your koa? (preferably on a uke)

What's the maximum number of ukes a perfectly sane person should have???

Poll: How often do you play the ukulele???

Poll: Which guitar company's approach to ukes do you prefer???

Poll: What's your favorite type of headstock???

Poll: The new basic Collings concert uke (UC-1) sells for about $1k, your reaction is: