Monthly Archives: September 2011

Lisa Hannigan: Knots

I recently discovered Lisa Hannigan on Modern Ukulele’s blog where he posted the latest video clip for her new song, Knots. There’s two differnet video versions for this song, but I prefer this one relaxing out on the ocean:

Official website: http://www.lisahannigan.ie

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Five Thousand

I just noticed that my humble little blog has hit over 5000 views!

I’ve got to say a HUGE thanks for all of the regular readers of my mostly pointless musical mumblings and also a big warm welcome to anyone who may be reading my blog for the very first time.

And of course as always, happy strumming!!!

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Phoebe & Jack

Every now and then I stumble across a ukulele cover on YouTube worth posting about, this is one of those moments. Phoebe and Jack are a young sibling duo from Northamptonshire, England and this is their version of Jessie J’s former UK number one single, Price Tag. Enjoy…

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Pearl Jam: Twenty

To celebrate their epic 20th anniversary, the legendary Seattle grunge band Pearl Jam are releasing a movie suitably entitled Pearl Jam Twenty. The film chronicles “the years leading up to the band’s formation, the chaos that ensued soon-after their rise to megastardom, their step back from center stage.”

Pearl Jam Twenty promises to be jam packed with rare and never-seen-before footage of the band and their charismatic frontman, Eddie Vedder.

Pearl Jam are also releasing 20th Anniversary editions of their most famous albums; VS and Vitalogy. I can’t believe it’s been twenty years either. When I first heard the opening riff to Alive on the radio it sent a shiver down my spine, now all these years later it still has the same effect every time I hear it…

More info here: http://www.pj20.com/countdown/

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The Little Black Songbook

Ahhh the British summer. I’ve been on holidays for a little while and on my travels I picked up this neat little book at a local bookstore.

The Little Black Songbook: Acoustic Hit Songs. It’s meant for guitar and has the guitar chord fingering at the top of each page, but as long as you know the equivalent ukulele chord it’s all the same. I’ve printed out a copy of my chord chart to stick in the front for any chords I haven’t learnt yet. The book is nice and small, almost the perfect size for travel and will probably fit snugly in my uke travel case (hopefully anyway).

There’s also a Hit Songs Volume Two, plus Beatles, Dylan, Oasis, Folk Songs and many other little black book titles in the series! Should keep me busy!

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