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Markr1
06-10-2012, 01:06 PM
I just saw a piece on the NBC nightly news tonight just a few minutes ago about the uke popularity hitting again. They said it hit in the early 1900s and again after world war 2 and now again. They had some shots of the NYC fest this weekend and I saw a shot of Aldrine I think it was on stage and some of the workshops there and then they were in Chicago talking about. They talked about how could you not be happy playing such a fun instrument. It was a really nice piece about it. Glad I got to see it and hope a lot of members here got to see it.

haole
06-10-2012, 01:36 PM
Pause it when Jim and Liz Beloff are playing, and look in the distant background to the right. The guy in the light gray shirt (it's a UU shirt, but you can't tell) is me, and my girlfriend is the one with the light blue shirt. :B

Hippie Dribble
06-10-2012, 02:07 PM
can we find a link for the story, would love to see it...

Markr1
06-10-2012, 02:09 PM
That's really cool. You were in it?
Pause it when Jim and Liz Beloff are playing, and look in the distant background to the right. The guy in the light gray shirt (it's a UU shirt, but you can't tell) is me, and my girlfriend is the one with the light blue shirt. :B

Markr1
06-10-2012, 02:20 PM
I found it Jon. If you google NBC nightly news ukulele it's the first one that pops up on Bing.

Hippie Dribble
06-10-2012, 02:36 PM
I found it Jon. If you google NBC nightly news ukulele it's the first one that pops up on Bing.
awesome!! Thanks Mark...off to have a lookie
:cheers:

KimosTherapy
06-10-2012, 02:40 PM
Here's the link to the video:


http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/47759313#47759313

lozarkman
06-10-2012, 02:41 PM
yes saw it. very nice coverage. Cool seeing Warren Buffet playing the Uke. :) AND singing !!! :) :) Sales should definitely go up this week. Lozark

Hippie Dribble
06-10-2012, 02:46 PM
aaaw, sweet little story. loved it. he he...did they pay you for that 'extras' role haole?

frets alot
06-10-2012, 02:50 PM
Great news story. Thanks for sharing it.

uke4ia
06-10-2012, 02:56 PM
Pause it when Jim and Liz Beloff are playing, and look in the distant background to the right. The guy in the light gray shirt (it's a UU shirt, but you can't tell) is me, and my girlfriend is the one with the light blue shirt. :B

Are you the ones walking across the back of the room?

btw, thanks KimosTherapy, for the link.

cantsing
06-10-2012, 02:57 PM
After we watched it, my husband turned to me and said, "Great. The price of your next ukulele just went up by $100." I told him it might be the opposite--if the mainstream media is reporting it, maybe it's peaked.

vanflynn
06-10-2012, 02:58 PM
Ah, crap. I don't want to be hip.

Trinimon
06-10-2012, 03:07 PM
Haha, that's awesome! Thanks for posing the link! :)

Hippie Dribble
06-10-2012, 03:08 PM
Ah, crap. I don't want to be hip.
too late vf...you da man :cool:
:shaka:

KimUke
06-10-2012, 03:10 PM
NBC was at the NY Fest most of yesterday...surprised they used so little footage...Nice piece all the same!

ksiegel
06-10-2012, 03:31 PM
Interesting piece - when the reporter said "With just four strings and a smile,", the ukulele on screen had at least 6-strings. (Clip went too fast to see if it was a 6 or an 8-string)

I really wish that they would check their work before submitting the final product.




-Kurt

ghardy
06-10-2012, 03:43 PM
Interesting piece - when the reporter said "With just four strings and a smile,", the ukulele on screen had at least 6-strings. (Clip went too fast to see if it was a 6 or an 8-string)

I really wish that they would check their work before submitting the final product.




-Kurt

Haha I was just about to post that ... I believe it is an 8-string model, seeing as there are 4 tuning pegs on the right side of the headstock. Either that or it's some crazy custom model :p

patrickmcgill
06-10-2012, 04:12 PM
Maybe he'll buy my uke for a million dollars
yes saw it. very nice coverage. Cool seeing Warren Buffet playing the Uke. :) AND singing !!! :) :) Sales should definitely go up this week. Lozark

1931jim
06-10-2012, 04:37 PM
1 million here....do I hear 1 1/4......yes the gentleman to my right. Sold to the man in the gray UU shirt with the light blue shirt financial advisor. Thanks for the link.

seneystretch
06-10-2012, 05:21 PM
(Clip went too fast to see if it was a 6 or an 8-string

-Kurt

8 string. Stopping the clip shows a four tuner strip and strings for half the nut, and 4 more strings to the other side of a slotted headstock.

Firefox with the Download Helper addon will snag anything as an flv. VLC will play it.

For me, the uke gives me a foot into the world of music with an affordable first rate instrument that I take with me everywhere (piano anyone?).

KimosTherapy
06-10-2012, 06:15 PM
Are you the ones walking across the back of the room?

btw, thanks KimosTherapy, for the link.


Ho, Brah!


Don't mention it ... I'm always looking to help out my fellow UU'ers whenever possible! Gotta spread da "Aloha Spirit" around, eh!???! Always my pleasure. :cheers:


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