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rayan
07-12-2008, 06:38 PM
http://www.midweek.com/content/columns/thelowdown_article/ukulele_underground/

We were featured in a prominent Hawaii newspaper this past weekend. Big thanks to Dino who got us the interview.

Poi Dog
07-12-2008, 07:07 PM
SWEET! Very nice article! :nana:

HumbleSounds
07-12-2008, 07:15 PM
Hell Yeah! My roommate showed me the article yesterday! I was all, AWWwwww s#@t :cool: Then I saw my boys from Ong king getting coverage two pages back, and I am just glad that Midweek is showing love to such deserving poeple. :worship: All the best to you!

tripl3thr33
07-12-2008, 08:18 PM
ooo nice! is this JUST online or is it in the newspaper one too? if it is in the midweek, i gotta check it out and save it. then i could brag that i've been a part of it since the beginning :p

salukulady
07-12-2008, 09:27 PM
so the rumors regarding a UU uke are real.........

Dino
07-13-2008, 12:15 AM
Hey Ryan. Great article. I did'nt see it in the Mililani Issue. Hmmmmmm. I gotta go look again. Good job man. Good job.

SailQwest
07-13-2008, 12:51 AM
Great article!

sukie
07-13-2008, 05:51 AM
Very nice. We knew them when...:bowdown:

russ_buss
07-13-2008, 07:56 AM
great article Ryan! very cool that Dino could hook it up.:rock:

UkeNinja
07-13-2008, 12:42 PM
Nice to see that you are getting some media attention. Getting started is very hard when noone sees you ;)

I am surprised to see that the journalist cut out the part where you praise the forum members for their continuing effort to make your "company" (mentioned 4 times in the article) flourish... Up to today, I thought UU was a "community", but it appears we may be getting wound up in the capitalist treadmill after all... :D

deach
07-13-2008, 01:38 PM
Up to today, I thought UU was a "community", but it appears we may be getting wound up in the capitalist treadmill after all... :D

For us it's a community. For them it's both. They're pretty crafty too. They're getting members to advertise for them for a chance to win a donated ukulele. That's pretty smart business.

ke leo
07-13-2008, 02:09 PM
SWEET! Great job!

experimentjon
07-13-2008, 02:27 PM
Ah, I dug through the stack of newspapers and found the Friday midweek and after going through it twice found the article around the middle of the paper. It's a half-page on the bottom. Nice article. I can't wait to see the Kala. Hopefully when it comes out, I can justify the purchase. Not sure if my mother will believe that I need another uke. XD

UkeNinja
07-13-2008, 03:34 PM
For us it's a community. For them it's both. They're pretty crafty too. They're getting members to advertise for them for a chance to win a donated ukulele. That's pretty smart business.
Telepathy is in action here. I did not want to put it so bold, but 20 years from now, business school students may be analysing UU to learn about smart business strategy. But let's not get cynical, UU participation is free and a valuable online resource of information :)

deach
07-13-2008, 03:42 PM
... But let's not get cynical....


a leopard can't change his spots.

tripl3thr33
07-13-2008, 05:38 PM
Ah, I dug through the stack of newspapers and found the Friday midweek and after going through it twice found the article around the middle of the paper. It's a half-page on the bottom. Nice article. I can't wait to see the Kala. Hopefully when it comes out, I can justify the purchase. Not sure if my mother will believe that I need another uke. XD

i just found it too. its good to see how far UU has come since it first opened.

rayan
07-13-2008, 09:33 PM
I am surprised to see that the journalist cut out the part where you praise the forum members for their continuing effort to make your "company" (mentioned 4 times in the article) flourish... Up to today, I thought UU was a "community", but it appears we may be getting wound up in the capitalist treadmill after all... :D

Magazines, Newspapers, any journalistic media outlet will always pull what interests their readers. Not only that, the editor has the right to cut the story to make it fit into the space allotted. Midweek is a HAWAII publication so of course the focus of any article in it is going to be on the people from Hawaii.

It's not that difficult of a concept to understand.

The job of any media outlet is to cater to its reader or viewer. To them, the story here was, "3 local boys from Kauai started a ukulele website thats taken off." There are a lot of things that I talked about on the phone that never made it to print, and that is just a natural part of the editorial process. It would have been great if we could have mentioned every single person on the forum in the article but that just wasn't a possibility. I did try to stress that the community is what makes the website special. If you watched our Brown Bags Interview, that's ALL we talked about. That being said, I think Melissa did a great job with the article and I'm very grateful for them to even feature us in Midweek.

rayan
07-13-2008, 09:49 PM
For us it's a community. For them it's both. They're pretty crafty too. They're getting members to advertise for them for a chance to win a donated ukulele. That's pretty smart business.

Deach, you're such a Sassy Sally :p

Dino
07-13-2008, 11:55 PM
I just got my copy in Saturday's mail. I may just go and frame mine.


Hey guys, I still have the Brown Bags Show on my DVR. I figured out that I have to go buy a DVD re-writeable disc so I can copy it to that then edit it on my computer. I'll get it posted soon.

Danyo Cummings
07-14-2008, 05:30 PM
Great article! when you guys are rich pleeeeeease buy me a house :) or atleast a new ukulele hahaha

anaka
07-14-2008, 10:00 PM
Great article! when you guys are rich pleeeeeease buy me a house :) or atleast a new ukulele hahaha

Haha ... we got a looong way to go and a LOT more work to do before being considered anywhere close to rich. Hey, wait a minute - isn't danyo cummings supposed to be the more famous-er one? When you hit the super-star status, don't be forgetting about the Underground!!