Hi Uke Fans,
Yikes or yippee ukes are everywhere!
Have you noticed the new (I think) TV ad for Subaru Outback with ukulele music and female vocalist?? Well I just tracked it down! Basia Bulat is a Canadian singer and the song is Before I Knew".
Tonite the Subaru ad was immediately followed by an ad for cookies which was accompanied by - you guessed it - ukulele music (no vocals).
We also watch a Japanese program "Out and About" which uses a very short Hawaiian animation and uke music as one of its between segment separators. Tuesdays around 6:30am on 60-2, second part of NHK World hour.
Last Wed at Berkeley Uke Club Susan led us in the song "Sway". So what did we hear tonite? A re-mix of Dean Martin singing Sway for Chrysler commercial. Yeah, I know, no ukulele in the ad but still a connection to BUC...
Jean E. ARE ( = ace research assistant )