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11-24-2009, 01:47 AM
In “Apollo Wives (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/24/arts/television/24apollo.html?_r=1),” a documentary about the space program's effect on the astronauts' wives, produced by BBC Wales and being shown Tuesday night on BBC America, the ukulele plays a small but important role:

The emotional high point comes when Clare Whitfield, former wife of Rusty Schweickart, picks up her ukulele and leads the women in a song she wrote about their strange experience and how they’ve come to understand it:

I won’t be here to interrupt you,

I won’t be here to contradict you,

I won’t be here to see your thunder,

You can be macho man on your own.

Ukulele JJ
11-24-2009, 02:46 AM

And, of course, Neil Armstrong was a uke-player. It's just a space-y instrument, I guess.


11-24-2009, 03:14 AM
Ukes - In - Space!!!!!!!!!

11-24-2009, 03:49 AM
I think this was on episode 93 ;)