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blue_knight_usa
06-15-2014, 08:48 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0baB4mLCzdE

My visit and interview with Barron River Guitars and Ukuleles in Cairns, Australia. Special thanks to Allen McFarlen and his wife for a great day during my journey across Australia. His shop was amazing, and his hospitality was great. We also had a fantastic dinner at a Balinese restaurant to top off the day.

Hope you folks enjoy an inside look at Allen, his shop, and Cairnes Australia.

Cheers!

coolkayaker1
06-15-2014, 10:41 AM
Yes, I did enjoy that supremely.

Was Bosko busking when u met him? Where was Honey?

Camsuke
06-15-2014, 11:40 AM
Fabulous video Jay, thank you for sharing.

blue_knight_usa
06-15-2014, 12:47 PM
Yes, I did enjoy that supremely.

Was Bosko busking when u met him? Where was Honey?

Well, not really. He was actually sitting waiting for a sketching and he is a DAMN GOOD artist. He draws photographic good drawing charactures of folks.

I saw him sitting and noodling on his uke and then he stopped. I said to my wife "Holy crap I think that's Bosko" and she knew who I meant as she has seen many videos online of various folks I show her. As soon as he turned around I knew it was him. I went up to him, introduced myself and we chatted, then I asked him if he could play something and if he would mind me doing a video for my YouTube channel and he was gracious enough to play. I was excited to see he was playing a Barron River considering I was going to visit Allen the day after. Just a sheer coincidence.

He is a fantastic guy. Honey was busy working at a store in the same center so I didn't want to bother her.

coolkayaker1
06-15-2014, 01:04 PM
Wow, Jay, that's a pretty cool story. Ultra-cool! Day jobs of B&H: street artist and shopkeep. Who'd a thunk it!?

blue_knight_usa
06-15-2014, 01:08 PM
Wow, Jay, that's a pretty cool story. Ultra-cool! Day jobs of B&H: street artist and shopkeep. Who'd a thunk it!?

I know, it was a trip of a lifetime for me. Allen just informed me he officially took the leap and is now doing ukes/guitars full time and the business is doing well with plenty of orders. I'm happy for him following his heart and going with his passion.

Patrick Madsen
06-15-2014, 01:19 PM
Dang, just gets better and better Jay. I always look forward to the next one. Your passion definitely shows thru.

blue_knight_usa
06-16-2014, 12:29 PM
Dang, just gets better and better Jay. I always look forward to the next one. Your passion definitely shows thru.

Thank you very much. I will definitely have more to come! Appreciate you watching.