Mighty Uke – A documentary by Tony Coleman and Margaret Meagher
Saturday, March
6, 2010
7:30 pm,    $10  cash or check at the door.
DaSilva Ukulele Co.
2547 8th Street, #28
Berkeley, CA 94710
510 649-1548

If you missed one of the earlier screenings, here’s another chance to not only see the “Mighty Uke,” but to also visit with the director and the producer.  (My guess is there’s a bunch of great ‘ukulele stories they’ll reveal that didn’t make it to the movie!) And, it sounds as though there’s going to be a little jam session afterwards.  If you  haven’t been to Mike Da Silva’s shop, yet, in Berkeley, it’s really a must-see.  Here are the directions:

From the North: 80/580 – University exit, East on University, Rt. on 6th, Lft. on Dwight, Rt. on 8th.  From the South:  80/580 – Ashby exit, East on Ashby, Left on 7th, Rt. on Parker, Left on 8th.  Enter at Bay 3 and look for #28.

What a great time we had last night! Sincere thanks go to Lois for opening up her home to all of us and, I must say, the pupus were beyond compare. Thank-you every one who came and special thanks, again, to Sean Allen for bringing his magical touch. We are so lucky to have him be part of our group. It was great, too, to play and learn some of the older songs in our song book (thank-you Betsy and Dorothy).  I was singing  “When You’re Down in Honolulu” all the way home. 

Speaking of  “When You’re Down in  Honolulu,” Tony Conjugacion does a great rendition of it on his Hawaiian Passion CD. It’s well-worth the download.  (I’ve also added Rod Stewart’s “Moonglow” from his Complete Great American Songbook CD)

And, right now, stop whatever you’re doing and download the new copy of “On a Coconut Island” from the song files and put it your Flea Jumper Songbook, as this one (along with “Moonglow”) is definitely becoming a Flea Jumper staple. And, while you’re at it, download the Louis Armstrong version from iTunes (on the sidebar) and practice, practice, practice.  This will help keep us all on the same page, so to speak. (And it has a catchy little ending…..)


And, finally, there was a little discussion last night about ‘ukulele tuners and where and how to get them. Look no further.  I have them in my on-line store: Kani-Ka-Pila. And while you’re there, you should check out Taylor’s DaKine Line Flurocarbon ‘Ukulele Strings, they really are superior to anything else we’ve tried. Plus, he tells me he needs a new steel guitar, so your support is very welcome.

Here’s Rod Stewart and “Moonglow” to take you out.  (No ‘ukuleles……but you’ll get the drift.)