The Ukulele seems to be becoming a full-on phenomenon. Who knew. I first started thinking about the uke when Topher turned me on to Israel
Kawamiko’ole Kawakamiwo`ole (thanks Doug for the spelling lesson!). Then I heard about game designer Clinton R. Nixon picking up a uke. Then my bud Joe, already a fine guitarist, picked one up on a whim. I started getting interested in making music, initially because I wanted to try making some remixes… but then I started thinking about trying instruments. Joe offered to trade me his uke for some art or something, cause it was just sitting in his closet. It’s sweet.
Soon I was recording “Ring of Fire” and the Zippers’ “Hell.” Awesome.
Suddenly ukes seemed to pop up everywhere. Adam Black pointed out that one of his fave webcomics, Yirmumah, was running a “how to play uke” series in lieu of comics, and that they had in fact already presented Ring of Fire.
Clearly the Day of the Uke is upon us.
So I need a category for it.