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rayan
03-06-2008, 07:03 AM
I got a google alert today.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/music/begb-the-ukulele-is-the-darling-of-the-grassroots-underground/2008/03/06/1204402599031.html

"There seems to be this whole ukulele underground, all these new internet sites popping up, tonnes of people who are very passionate about the instrument."

Woodshed
03-06-2008, 07:10 AM
Nice name check :D

rayan
03-06-2008, 07:36 AM
I expect all our UU Australia members that go to his show to tell him that they are part of the Ukulele Underground. hehe. He does know about this site.

davoomac
03-06-2008, 10:06 AM
aha! that's awesome. Is Jake a member here?

E-Lo Roberts
03-06-2008, 10:38 AM
Rayan, too bad he wasn't more specific like "ukuleleunderground.com". Unfortunately, the term "Underground" is a generic term for a movement that is outside the main population's attention. It probably went over the average readers radar...e.lo...

NukeDOC
03-06-2008, 10:46 AM
aha! that's awesome. Is Jake a member here?
it hasnt been confirmed, but there was a certain entity that was brought up, but not specified, whose management has not allowed him to log in as a member for obvious business related reasons. the speculation is that it is the said ukulele player in question.

hope that was clear enough. haha

tripl3thr33
03-06-2008, 10:52 AM
Rayan, too bad he wasn't more specific like "ukuleleunderground.com".

ya i dont think he can though. but that's awesome haha, its like a little shout out to the site.

Woodshed
03-06-2008, 11:23 AM
whose management has not allowed him to log in as a member for obvious business related reasons.

Those reasons aren't at all obvious to me. It seems to me like interacting with fans and potential fans would be very good for business.

rayan
03-06-2008, 11:47 AM
Those reasons aren't at all obvious to me. It seems to me like interacting with fans and potential fans would be very good for business.

It was related to promotional deals that were already in place.... whoever that guy Nuke is talking about...


Anyways, I was just partly joking about him mentioning the ukulele underground, but he does know about this site. Aldrine and I were telling him about it the last time he was back in Hawaii. We usually all try to get together whenever he's back. If you were to go up to him and say, "I'm part of the ukulele underground, and I know Aldrine and Rayan" He would know what you were talking about.

UKESTAR
03-06-2008, 02:18 PM
OK...time to fess up....I am Jake Shimabukuro. I just chose UKESTAR so nobody would know it's me....haha. Not really......but that would be funny. Is Jake part of UU under some other name?? He is probably like one of the most active members...haha.:D

NukeDOC
03-06-2008, 02:43 PM
Those reasons aren't at all obvious to me. It seems to me like interacting with fans and potential fans would be very good for business.
it can make or break you. for him to be part of this community, it would be like an endorsement in a way. people would be like "hey jake goes to that website so it must be cool" and then one bad seed could make the experience horrible for others and turn the response into "yeah, but there are some people on there that are total a-holes. why would jake want to associate with people like that?"

if i were his manager, i would probably do the same thing. just to stay safe. but if i were jake, i would probably sign on, and not reveal my true identity. id be like batman. hahaha


It was related to promotional deals that were already in place.... whoever that guy Nuke is talking about...
Anyways, I was just partly joking about him mentioning the ukulele underground, but he does know about this site. Aldrine and I were telling him about it the last time he was back in Hawaii. We usually all try to get together whenever he's back. If you were to go up to him and say, "I'm part of the ukulele underground, and I know Aldrine and Rayan" He would know what you were talking about.
matter of fact, i did do that when i met him at anthology. and he did know what i was talking about.


OK...time to fess up....I am Jake Shimabukuro. I just chose UKESTAR so nobody would know it's me....haha. Not really......but that would be funny. Is Jake part of UU under some other name?? He is probably like one of the most active members...haha.:D
how can that be, when I AM the real Jake Shimabukuro. the guy you see is just a stand in. a stunt double if you will. the marketing agents said i was too fat and didnt display the right image, so they got that guy to uke-sync over my music. :eek:;)

Ukulele_Junkie
03-06-2008, 02:49 PM
in the show up at bremerton, jake always tried to tell the audience that he's not much of a computer person, i think he repeated it like 10 times within 2 hours. So i dont think he'd be here quite often if it is true. though i do wish he messaged some people back on his myspace.:D

E-Lo Roberts
03-06-2008, 03:27 PM
in the show up at bremerton, jake always tried to tell the audience that he's not much of a computer person, i think he repeated it like 10 times within 2 hours. So i dont think he'd be here quite often if it is true. though i do wish he messaged some people back on his myspace.:D
Junkie, This is just another clever smoke screen from the Jake poser dude!...The real Jake loves computers and the UU site is his favorite and only uke stop on the web. And yes, I can confirm Ukestar is indeed the real Jake. It's so obvious, check out the name "Ukestar" Duh, who else could it be? Why can't you guys see through this?.......e.lo.....

Aldrine Guerrero
03-06-2008, 09:24 PM
Those reasons aren't at all obvious to me. It seems to me like interacting with fans and potential fans would be very good for business.

To make it a little clearer...

By joining a certain site, or being active, you're endorsing it in a certain way. If you are already in contract with someone or another website; to endorse somewhere else is a total no no.

SO this ukulele player that we had in mind... didn't want to risk being sued hahaha. I don't think anyone an blame anybody. He's a super cool guy and so is his manager. It's just.... business is business.

Regster
03-06-2008, 10:16 PM
if he is here, i wouldn't think he have any time at all to log in here, he seems like a buzy guy

Fred Miu
03-06-2008, 10:34 PM
if jake was on this site, itd be the new myspace. and people would ask for tabs nonstop.

but it would be nice to have Jake on here.

Regster
03-06-2008, 10:37 PM
if jake was on this site, itd be the new myspace. and people would ask for tabs nonstop.

but it would be nice to have Jake on here.

lol ukespace

E-Lo Roberts
03-07-2008, 06:13 AM
lol ukespace
Regster, hey dude, I like that..."ukespace". Could we use that angle somewhere on this site to bring in more members?? Aldrine, Rayan??? Hummm... I've got to think about this one.....e.lo.....

UkuLeLesReggAe
03-08-2008, 10:04 PM
I expect all our UU Australia members that go to his show to tell him that they are part of the Ukulele Underground. hehe. He does know about this site.
Where abouts in Australia isa he going?? i will sure to go see him. When is it?

rayan
03-08-2008, 10:09 PM
Where abouts in Australia isa he going?? i will sure to go see him. When is it?

His website has his tour info.

http://www.jakeshimabukuro.com/

UkuLeLesReggAe
03-08-2008, 10:12 PM
its in sydney opera house, cool. OMFG!!!!!! I can't even go...!!!!!!

all this time ive been waiting, and somethings in my way. AS my luck goes though

fumanshu
03-09-2008, 12:37 AM
I'm so happy, I just saw the advertisement of the Montreal Jazz Festival this summer....and Jake is coming!!!! For sure, will get some tickets, to see his show...can't wait to see him live!!

rayan
03-09-2008, 09:55 AM
its in sydney opera house, cool. OMFG!!!!!! I can't even go...!!!!!!

all this time ive been waiting, and somethings in my way. AS my luck goes though

Aww man that sucks.


I'm so happy, I just saw the advertisement of the Montreal Jazz Festival this summer....and Jake is coming!!!! For sure, will get some tickets, to see his show...can't wait to see him live!!

Yeah he is amazing to watch live. Be sure to tell him you're part of the ukulele underground. hehe. It'll be like Fight club, and he's Tyler Durden.

UkuLeLesReggAe
03-09-2008, 05:56 PM
well i can't see him this time, hopefully i see him next time. If there is a next time...

And ill make sure i look in to it before i make plans to go to some place in this stupid country, rather see Jake :)