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Ukulele JJ
07-20-2009, 05:08 PM
The bad news first...

The local music shop in which the Nashville Ukulele Society (http://www.nashukes.com/) meets monthly is unfortunately closing (http://www.eastsidemerc.com/)! :(

In the end, I guess it's just tough for a small, independent music store to survive. Even in the so-called "music city" of Nashville. I give the owner mad props for even attempting to open a music store in today's economic climate. :cheers:

The good news? Well our meeting tonight had more people show up than any other meeting I've attended! A good dozen folks were crammed into that back room, just uke-in' away. Two of them were new converts who bought ukes from the store right there on the spot--one was the father of a young girl who came in for the meeting (I suppose that, when he saw all of us other old geezers playing the uke, he realized he could do it too!), and the other was a guy who had some hawai'ian relatives and wanted to learn to play "at least one song" on the ukulele for when he visited them next.

JJ

haolejohn
07-20-2009, 06:35 PM
Bummer to hear that the store is closing. Any good uke deals? Good job on the new converts. Keep them coming.

Bender
07-20-2009, 06:38 PM
Yah, sorry to hear about the store closing but cut to the chase....any good uke deals!?! :music::)

seeso
07-21-2009, 02:53 AM
Sorry to hear about that, Jeff. You guys got a new place to meet?

UKISOCIETY
07-21-2009, 02:54 AM
Bummer to hear that the store is closing. Any good uke deals? ....

Ha! This is the order of my thought processes too. Is this normal? :D

Ukulele JJ
07-21-2009, 05:22 AM
This place is full of vultures, vultures everywhere!

Um... but yeah, he's pretty much sold out of ukes. He had one Gold Tone banjolele left, and a stack of Mahalos. They were discounted, but not quite at "fire sale" prices yet.

Word from the guy who organizes the club is that he might be getting us into a space just a few blocks down, in an ice cream shop (http://www.myspace.com/piedpipercreamery). Oh man...

JJ

BrotherUke
07-21-2009, 06:03 AM
Word from the guy who organizes the club is that he might be getting us into a space just a few blocks down, in an ice cream shop (http://www.myspace.com/piedpipercreamery). Oh man...

JJ

Yup... you'll all be ordering those "large guy" sushi shirts like Mike's before you know it! :D

ricdoug
07-21-2009, 08:49 AM
Word from the guy who organizes the club is that he might be getting us into a space just a few blocks down, in an ice cream shop (http://www.myspace.com/piedpipercreamery). Oh man...

JJ

There's a group (bluegrass) north of here that meets in a doughnut shop. Good luck with the new venue! Ric

Ukuleleblues
07-22-2009, 04:35 PM
Good luck on finding a place. I can appreciate how much work it takes to keep the club going.

ukulelearp
07-22-2009, 05:45 PM
That's why whenever possible I buy from smaller stores rather than my local Guitar Center.