Wednesday, February 23, 2011

D J A N G O || Guitar & Ukulele

1 comment:

  1. Very nice, Jeff. Now, Django sounds vaguely similar to banjo and that reminds me of something that
    I must have been noticing for ages but which just today entered my consciousness. To wit, and this applies not just to the Humble blogs, but to all the uke blogs I visit -

    We see plenty here of soprano ukes, concert ukes (which I think is a horribly misleading name, and I think we should change it), tenor ukes, and baritone ukes. These instruments and those who play them are accorded due respect from uke bloggers.

    But one category of ukes and its adherents is virtually ignored and accorded next to no respect from the ukulele blog establishment. And so I ask: Just what the bloody hell do ukulele bloggers have against banjo ukuleles and those who
    love and play them?

    Where are the articles, the photos, the videos?
    Where is the interest in this wonderful instrument? I just don't see it.

    Let me offer up just one banjo uke video I love,
    and yes, I confess it's Formby. But the instrument is so much more today, so let's see more of it.

    With My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock