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Bob-in-Alberta
06-15-2012, 09:39 AM
http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/ukulele-market-crashes-2012051527187

blender
06-15-2012, 09:54 AM
I'm predicting the kazoo craze has reached the peak of its bubble and will be the next instrument market crash. ;)

I did get s chuckle reading that. That site must be similar to The Onion over here....

guitarsnrotts
06-15-2012, 10:05 AM
http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/ukulele-market-crashes-2012051527187

Great article.

Plainsong
06-15-2012, 10:51 AM
All forms of saxophone, I'm looking in your direction. Hey, let me have my dreams! :)

There was some site or other that took that article seriously. I wish I remembered where...

itsme
06-15-2012, 11:02 AM
There was some site or other that took that article seriously. I wish I remembered where...
Here, maybe? Some people really seemed to be buying into it at first. :p

www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?65312-Has-the-uke-bubble-burst-in-the-UK

"Launched in April 2007, the Daily Mash is a satirical website covering national and international news with spoof stories, commentary and opinion. (i.e. it’s all made-up and is not intended, in any way whatsoever, to be taken as factual. Hello lawyers.)"

pulelehua
06-15-2012, 12:15 PM
I think the Stilophone will be the next rise and fall. It's never had a proper wave of trendiness, in spite all of Rolf Harris' attempts.

mds725
06-15-2012, 03:34 PM
Ukulele market crashes in England. Where next?

That's what the ukulele market gets for driving on the wrong side of the road.

Kimosabe
06-15-2012, 04:15 PM
Well, when it comes to it what I really enjoy about the ukulele is that I can play it and enjoy the music, and learn more and more and sometimes play with wonderful musicians. I never longed to know that everyone in the world was also playing the ukulele. Kind of like tattoos. Gets boring when everyone has one. Rah, rah, rah is for summer camps. There are other musical venues. Buyer beware. Warren Buffet, who plays the uke, advises that one never invest in things one doesn't understand. Fads are fads but beauty persists. Ars longa, vita brevis. Those who love the ukes should buy what's available. I pity the poor music shop that over invested but not the guy who bought the instrument for its speculative value rather than its everyday enjoyment.

blender
06-15-2012, 04:38 PM
That's what the ukulele market gets for driving on the wrong side of the road.

Ooooo, I fist-bump you for that one. ;)
Uhmmm, not that there's anything *wrong* with that side of the road. But did the ukulele market think about the consequences before hand? And what about the children?

AndyM
06-15-2012, 11:03 PM
I'm looking forward to loads of cheap second hand ukes becoming available now to boost my collection! :D

The Big Kahuna
06-15-2012, 11:06 PM
Please tell me there isn't a single person in this thread that doesn't understand that The Daily Mash is a spoof site.

bazmaz
06-15-2012, 11:54 PM
Was just thinking the same Kahuna....!

When this was published there was an awful lot on Twitter taking it seriously

barefootgypsy
06-16-2012, 12:00 AM
Yeah - but the article was a spoof, nothing genuine in it... in other words, don't believe a word of it! :D

(Didn't see the latest posts before I chimed in with that..... but just to add to the protests!)

austin1
06-16-2012, 12:20 AM
I like that the other headlines are "Greeks apologize with huge horse," and "'Bully' not the same as 'twat,' celebrities are told." accompanies by a picture of justin bieber.

The Big Kahuna
06-16-2012, 12:32 AM
If you want to laugh until you're sick, read through these by someone I know on Twitter.

http://textfromdog.tumblr.com/

Texts between him & his dog.

<edit> I suppose I ought to insert a "WARNING: Contains the odd sweary word, which everyone has heard innumerable times, but which nevertheless manages to offend some people out of all proportion"

austin1
06-16-2012, 01:26 AM
If you want to laugh until you're sick, read through these by someone I know on Twitter.

http://textfromdog.tumblr.com/

Texts between him & his dog.

<edit> I suppose I ought to insert a "WARNING: Contains the odd sweary word, which everyone has heard innumerable times, but which nevertheless manages to offend some people out of all proportion"

I LOVE texts from dog!

Ukuleleblues
06-16-2012, 02:04 AM
Please tell me there isn't a single person in this thread that doesn't understand that The Daily Mash is a spoof site.It got me for the first few sentences....pretty funny.


I thought this was hilarious: “First, the number of ukulele players in the UK now far exceeds the demand for ukulele recitals, which despite being exaggerated by enthusiasts and Frank Skinner, is almost non-existent.

I never hear of the daily mash before, I'll have to bookmark it.

Nige52
06-16-2012, 02:41 AM
Ha ha,
You've all missed this little gem:

Tom Logan, musical instrument market analyst at Donnelly-McPartlin, said: “All the conditions were right for a perfect ukulele storm

I love Ant & Dec too................:D :D

G Hill
06-16-2012, 11:28 PM
Hahahahaha
Itīs So obviously a spoof I canīt believe anybody would read it as otherwise!
Great article!!
Thanks for the link.
Cheers
Gary

coolkayaker1
06-17-2012, 02:44 AM
I think it's real. The bubble will deflate, rather than burst, in 2013. This, the third wave of ukulele popularity, will be over in late 2014.

AndyM
06-17-2012, 05:16 AM
Kind of wished i had read it before i posted,i guess that means there won't be loads of cheap good ukuleles for sale here now then,gutted!

blue_knight_usa
06-17-2012, 05:25 AM
And you always believe what you read on the Internet because it's always 100% accurate right? LOL.
All you UK folks selling off your Pete Howlett's, PM ME!!! ;-)

Cheers!


All forms of saxophone, I'm looking in your direction. Hey, let me have my dreams! :)

There was some site or other that took that article seriously. I wish I remembered where...