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    Default The Headline of your Dreams? - "Zooey Deschanel Can Play the Ukulele"

    From Esquire:


    ESQ: What instruments do you play?

    ZD: Piano and guitar. I can kind of play a little bit of ukulele and pedal steel guitar.

    ...

    ESQ: But which is your favorite?

    ZD: Well, my piano's really beautiful. I actually have two pianos. I have a Yamaha upright from the '60s that's blond, wood, and black, and I also have one from the '20s from Chicago — not a well-known brand or anything. I have a banjo ukulele from the '20s that's beautiful. And then I have a 1952 Martin guitar, acoustic. I have some really awesome things.



    A banjo uke? Move over, George. Zooey is cleaning my windows from now on!

    Here's a pic about her from a snippet that calls it a "banjo" (it's a Liberty banjolele, which I'm unfamiliar with, but it's a beauty).


    Guess I missed her earlier "ukulele plea" in 2005.
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    sweet! she sort of looks like that katie perry girl in that picture

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    The 2005 article that I link to in Post No.1 ^^

    HOLLYWOOD - Hollywood actress Zooey Deschanel is leading a revival of the ukelele--because

    she fears the unusual instrument will become defunct unless people start

    playing it again.

    The actress' grandmother inspired her to take up the

    guitar-like instrument, by telling her inspirational stories about the

    ukelele's fashionable status during the 1920s.

    But Deschanel is anxious about the absence of her favorite instrument in

    contemporary music, so has urged fans to follow her example by learning how to

    play the ukelele.

    She says, "I urge all my fans, friends, family anyone who'll listen to play

    the ukelele. It's a brilliant instrument.

    "I took it up after my granny told me about all the cool people who played

    it, and the great clubs they performed in. It's got such a great sound that you don't hear any more. So please, learn it and keep the ukelele alive."

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    Judging by the number of people on UU, I don't think we really have to worry too much about the ukulele becoming defunct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKISOCIETY View Post
    The 2005 article that I link to in Post No.1 ^^

    HOLLYWOOD - Hollywood actress Zooey Deschanel is leading a revival of the ukelele--because

    she fears the unusual instrument will become defunct unless people start

    playing it again.

    The actress' grandmother inspired her to take up the

    guitar-like instrument, by telling her inspirational stories about the

    ukelele's fashionable status during the 1920s.

    But Deschanel is anxious about the absence of her favorite instrument in

    contemporary music, so has urged fans to follow her example by learning how to

    play the ukelele.

    She says, "I urge all my fans, friends, family anyone who'll listen to play

    the ukelele. It's a brilliant instrument.

    "I took it up after my granny told me about all the cool people who played

    it, and the great clubs they performed in. It's got such a great sound that you don't hear any more. So please, learn it and keep the ukelele alive."

    Article Copyright World Entertainment News Network All Rights Reserved.

    Sweet!!! Now I can tell everyone I play Uke cause Zooey Deschanel told me to!! That should be a shirt!

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    Love... overload... can't... take it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by seeso View Post


    Love... overload... can't... take it....
    I guess it's sad that I was ogling the uke in that photo instead of Zooey. Is that normal?
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    I have no idea who this Zooey is and after googling it still don't recall seeing her anywhere.

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    Keep looking... She shows up more and more all the time. The last "made for TV" movie I saw her in was "Tin Man." If you watch the series "Bones" you also know her older sister Emily.

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0221046/bio

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melissa82 View Post
    I have no idea who this Zooey is and after googling it still don't recall seeing her anywhere.
    You probably misspelled her name in the Google search.

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0221046/

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