It’s been a funny old week.

After recovering from my New Year’s trip to London, I decided it was time to get my piano tuned. I’ve recently moved back to the house where my piano lives and it was one of the things I was most looking forward to spending some time with in 2012. But unfortunately, the piano needs more work than I can afford. Bummer. I think I’ll still keep my eyes open for a replacement though.

The second disaster of the week happened when I came to put together the latest Ukulele Tune of the Fortnight that I’ve started doing as a regular feature on The Mainstream, every other Saturday, 11am-1pm on ALL FM 96.9. The computer I record all my music and audio on wouldn’t start up! And just kept giving me a horrible error message instead. Fortunately, I have most of my stuff backed up but your life still flashes before your eyes, somehow.

Thankfully it’s fixed now but it has put me a bit behind schedule with my weekly song and video posts. So, next week there will be two songs and two videos to make up for it. Hopefully I can stay on schedule after that.

In the meantime, here are some pictures that my lovely friend played around with and sent to me (thanks Paul!).

Original photos by Ed Brookes.


  1. Hi Lou. Have you stopped your Tumblr blog? I did a post on Humble Baritonics on your “Fail!” post which has nice photos of you with your baritone f-hole ukulele. I gave a link to your blog and shared some your info.

    I see that you have links to both Humble Uker and Humble Baritonics on your blog. Thank you very much. I am truly honored to be in such good company. Ukulelia is done by Gary Peale who lives about 20 minutes away from me. He and I have met a few times and taken a class together.


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  2. Hi Jeff. Nice to hear from you. My Tumblr is still going strong. It’s always been my scrapbook (which is an excuse for just posting things I like and not having to define myself!) whereas this site is all about me and my music.

    Thanks very much for featuring me on Humble Baritonics – it’s always an honour. How could I not link to two of my favourite uke sites on my blog?

    I will be posting a new bari video in the next couple of weeks so keep your eyes peeled. And there’ll be some new bari tunes going up as part of my weekly song project.

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