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Archive for October 17th, 2005

Ukulele Art /Reclaimed Memories

Monday, October 17th, 2005

I was listening to the streaming audio for the Flaming Ukulele Radio Hour, and reading the Naked Uke newsletter (it’s a Yahoo group run by DJ Uke Jackson), and I read about this:


The artist goes to homes/buildings that are ready to be demolished, finds building materials/wood from the home, and makes ukuleles from the resulting materials. They are really beautiful, as well as touching mementos.

The ukes go to the former occupants of the building that has been taken down. In one case, it was a demolished school and he used the music room blackboard as the body of the Uke. Wonderful.

By the way, I loved the Flaming Ukulele Radio Hour so much this time that I listened to the whole thing twice. So fun! Consider it as good entertainment while dealing with your emails today!