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mhrtoo
02-01-2011, 01:03 PM
Hi everyone! Just wanted to spread this thing that Ukulele Mike is starting up. It's World Ukulele Day! Tomorrow, February 2, 2011 is the first ever World Ukulele Day. Go spread the love of Uke and play out in public! Make it known that ukulele is the instrument of love and peace!

Here's a reference to his video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sbTpOvDZ24

Happy WUD!

-Mike (a different one!)

Doug W
02-01-2011, 01:25 PM
I'll take my uke to work.

PSYS
02-01-2011, 01:29 PM
Awesome info! I hope I see some uke players... sadly enough, I don't believe there are many here in Wisconsin.

rem50
02-01-2011, 03:00 PM
Great idea! You looked nice and warm! I think I may take you up on the old folk home gig. They are always appreciative! Now for the real question.... where can I get a shirt like that?

itsme
02-01-2011, 03:24 PM
It's a nice thought, but when Mike takes it upon himself to declare world ukulele day and announces it only one day in advance, he hasn't really given it time to build any kind of momentum or publicity.

Ukulele JJ
02-01-2011, 03:31 PM
Well, we already have a "holiday" on Feb 2nd (here in the States at least). I'd have gone with something like August 23rd (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravenscrag_(ship)), personally.

But hey, every day is ukulele day for me anyway. :-)

JJ

mhrtoo
02-01-2011, 03:41 PM
Hi! Sorry actually I just realized that Ukulele Mike and myself have the same name, and me signing off as Mike was ambiguous. That's Ukulele Mike! I'm a different Mike! Didn't mean to pretend to be him! :)

pepamahina
02-01-2011, 04:18 PM
No way man, February 2nd is Groundhog day. End of story!

mds725
02-01-2011, 07:09 PM
No way man, February 2nd is Groundhog day. End of story!

Now I'm worried that my ukulele will see its shadow and disappear for six weeks.

ADD
02-01-2011, 07:45 PM
Now I'm worried that my ukulele will see its shadow and disappear for six weeks.

Thanks for that one. I needed a good laugh.

TCK
02-01-2011, 08:01 PM
Everyday is Ukulele day for me... I have not been more than fifteen feet from one since I started playing in August- but I will be extra certain to PLAY it everywhere I go tomorrow.
mds725- you are hilarious!

Ron
02-01-2011, 08:03 PM
It's a nice thought, but when Mike takes it upon himself to declare world ukulele day and announces it only one day in advance, he hasn't really given it time to build any kind of momentum or publicity.

haha! Especially since when you guys say tomorrow - it is alreadt today here! So I'm celebrating a belated ukulele day at 8.00pm
All for it tho. In my diary for next year.

Plainsong
02-01-2011, 11:12 PM
Really? In the dead of winter in minus temps when you wouldn't dare take out a wooden instrument that you didn't want trashed?

Jnobianchi
02-02-2011, 04:32 AM
Wish I'd seen this before I left for the office - would have brought one out with me. :)

Papa Tom
02-02-2011, 10:55 AM
>>>Tomorrow, February 2, 2011 is the first ever World Ukulele Day.<<<<<

Dang! Wish I had known this yesterday!!!

I will write down the date and make sure to observe it NEXT year!

bazmaz
02-02-2011, 11:07 AM
I must say, whilst I admire the idea, the first I saw was today! This sort of thing needs lots of advance notice.

Also - it being Groundhog day today, perhaps another day would have suited better.

Sorry to sound negative, I am just trying to be constructive.

UKISOCIETY
02-02-2011, 04:06 PM
Uhhh, May 2 is already "Play your Ukulele Day".

And, yes, every day is ukulele day for me. Leave Feb. 2 to the dang groundhog.

boundless
02-03-2011, 03:53 AM
I can't believe I missed the memo on this one. Only found out about it today (the 3rd). Oh, the celebration I would have had.

Oh well. Next year I guess. :)

hoosierhiver
02-03-2011, 05:32 AM
Well, we already have a "holiday" on Feb 2nd (here in the States at least). I'd have gone with something like August 23rd (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravenscrag_(ship)), personally.

But hey, every day is ukulele day for me anyway. :-)

JJ

I agree, I always consider Aug 23rd, "the Day"

boundless
02-03-2011, 05:58 AM
http://www.boundlessliving.com/grounduke.jpg

UKISOCIETY
02-03-2011, 06:09 AM
http://www.boundlessliving.com/grounduke.jpg

Hehe. Even groundhogs have to twist their arms to play E-flat!

Ukuleleblues
02-03-2011, 10:47 AM
Hehe. Even groundhogs have to twist their arms to play E-flat!So that's what happened to my uke a big Rat got it. It looks like it is playing a Ramones tune.

Howlin Hobbit
02-03-2011, 11:15 AM
I'd have gone with something like August 23rd (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravenscrag_%28ship%29), personally.


I agree, I always consider Aug 23rd, "the Day"
Yeppers. It was "declared" such some years back on one of the forums--Cosmos maybe? Can't remember right now--and seems to be more apropos.

Doug W
02-03-2011, 11:31 AM
Well,

Ground Hog Day has not been one of the memorable observances in my family history. Nobody, ever during one of our family reuinions has every said: "You remember Ground Hog Day 1963 when Jeff's chair broke in the middle of the traditional Ground Hog Day Dinner?"

So my wife and I played ukes last night at the Circle Sentencing group she runs, (I am one of her volunteers). I am not sure if some of the people there thought we were strange or maybe just confirmed what they already thought.

We might also observe August 23rd, a day I knew nothing about before this thread.

My apologies to those of you who have warm Ground Hog Day memories.

Maybe history will see Feb 2, 2011 as the beginning of the great Ukulele Rift.

Plainsong
02-03-2011, 11:59 AM
I have very fond memories of Groundhog Day. It's a great movie. Phil?? Phil Connors??

Doug W
02-03-2011, 03:09 PM
Phil?? Phil Connors??
I have seen the movie maybe 5 times.