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Steveperrywriter
03-05-2016, 10:09 PM
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ukulele-craftsman-pete-howlett-snowdonia-uk-hawaii-fame-parkinsons/

Pueo
03-05-2016, 11:41 PM
Yes very nice, mahalo for sharing that Steve!

Sven
03-06-2016, 12:19 AM
Oh yes, I came here to paste the link. Great show, Pete and Tom!

Pete Howlett
03-06-2016, 03:55 AM
Disclaimer:
The title wasn't my boast and as usual with these things some facts are a little out of line. However if you see it for what it is then OK. Lines they missed out:

That was then, this is now and there are some great builders in Hawaii now setting high standards (quotes individuals and companies)
Tommy is my assistant (not apprentice - he is more than capable)
Don't print that - in response to my quip, "They don't deserve this..."
Don't ask me to sing and play Over the Rainbow
Do I look fat in this?


Thanks for your kind words folks. Now to weed out the general enquiries from the weirdos... :)

sukie
03-06-2016, 05:09 AM
Nope, you don't look fat.
You sparkle! I just loved the sparkle in your eyes. I loved your passion. It came through.
And holy moley you live in beautiful country.

Michael Smith
03-06-2016, 07:15 AM
Great Clip. very inspiring.

mainger
03-06-2016, 12:41 PM
Very nice indeed. Thanks for posting this.

tobinsuke
03-06-2016, 03:08 PM
Thanks for posting this. Great to see.

hollisdwyer
03-06-2016, 03:43 PM
Disclaimer:
The title wasn't my boast and as usual with these things some facts are a little out of line. However if you see it for what it is then OK. Lines they missed out:

That was then, this is now and there are some great builders in Hawaii now setting high standards (quotes individuals and companies)
Tommy is my assistant (not apprentice - he is more than capable)
Don't print that - in response to my quip, "They don't deserve this..."
Don't ask me to sing and play Over the Rainbow
Do I look fat in this?


Thanks for your kind words folks. Now to weed out the general enquiries from the weirdos... :)

You have too high expectations of journalists. Nevertheless it was a very good profile of you, Tommy and you work.

tobinsuke
03-06-2016, 04:03 PM
Disclaimer:
The title wasn't my boast and as usual with these things some facts are a little out of line. However if you see it for what it is then OK. Lines they missed out:

That was then, this is now and there are some great builders in Hawaii now setting high standards (quotes individuals and companies)
Tommy is my assistant (not apprentice - he is more than capable)
Don't print that - in response to my quip, "They don't deserve this..."
Don't ask me to sing and play Over the Rainbow
Do I look fat in this?


Thanks for your kind words folks. Now to weed out the general enquiries from the weirdos... :)

Pete, I'm sure that UU folk will understand that you are not responsible for the knowledge/familiarity with the range of builders/research of those who produced the clip. But it is interesting to hear what was cut.

What I'm sure we all take away from this is: (and I'll not try to steal your bullet point thunder) it's great to see you getting some international press, the story is definitely more about your specific story than it is about ukuleles, we're happy for the recent positives in your life, and we're inspired by your positive approach to the future.

Pete Howlett
03-10-2016, 09:14 AM
This one is for local consumption:

http://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2016-03-09/man-with-parkinsons-sets-target-to-create-1000-ukuleles/