Monday, May 23, 2011

Wayne Federman to rock Uke Fest of Great Britain

Wayne Federman was playing ukulele back when you were in short pants. In the 80s, before it was cool and popular, when it was sure to even get a fella un-laid, Wayne was plinking and plunking the strings of the uke, doing his part to build and assist the renaissance the ukulele is celebrating today in good ol' 2011.

Wayne is a comedian, writer, author and actor here in NYC. You've heard and seen him on damn near everything, including Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Larry Shandler Show and Jimmy Fallon. Now, he's headed out to the UK to melt faces in the Ukelele Festival of Great Britain. Be sure to catch him live on the main stage, if you are there on June 17th and 18th.

To see a little more Wayne, watch this hilarious video highlighting his history in comedy:

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Amanda Palmer Arrested in Amsterdam

Smoking pot -- totally ok. Playing ukulele in public? An offense that will get you arrested. Complain about the USA if you want to, I often do, but at least we don't typically arrest street ukulele performers.

In America, we do it the other way around -- arrest pot smokers and applaud ukulele performers. I have heard stories of street performers getting fines in the US, which is deplorable, but never arrested.