So I went to a ukulele concert last night.
Pause. Wait. Repeat.
Yes, you read that sentence correctly. While it’s not the equivalent of saying I went to a ‘Xylophone’, ‘Triangle’ or ‘Pan Flute’ concert, I can assure you, it raised
George Formby was one of the biggest stars in Britain from the early 1930s until his premature death from a heart attack in March 1961. In this one hour documentary, comedian Frank Skinner looks back on his career.
Ukulele-playing author Sylvie Simmons says Leonard Cohen has a particular ability to integrate the sacred and the profane, as well as the mysterious. “In a song like “Suzanne”, for instance, he’s reporting an actual event, (but) the next minute Jesus is in there, out of nowhere, walking on the water. This happens over and over again with him, where the metaphysical comes in.”
Jake Shimabukuro takes a moment with a young fan to sign his ukulele post-show