Here on the mainland USA we usually say "you" ku-lay-lee. The correct pronunciation is "oo" ku-lay-lee--so it's also "ook" not "uke". So that, at least, explains the name of the blog.
I started playing uke about a year ago, after struggling with classical guitar in college, teaching myself sax at 30, and trying to teach myself electric bass. A friend started on uke and the local community college offered a course, so I thought I'd give it a try. Also, they're fairly cheap. I got my first from a local music store for about $75. It was fine, but there is a little thing called Ukulele Acquisition Syndrome, that must be inoculated into every instrument and I was infected right away. After my year of playing, I've donated the first one and "acquired" five others.
I hope to ramble about my experiences with my ukes and, occasionally, rant or expound on various other topics of interest which may include Buddhism, astronomy and books in general.
relaxing in Wellfleet
1 day ago