Ukelele’s are the new black (or pink…whatever)(Uni and Her Ukelele or my attempt to get picked up by Boing Boing!)


Uni And Her Ukelele has a goal. And it’s to be the best damn opening act in the world. I like humble people and attainable dreams. She also wants to free the Unicorns and spread pixie dust all over the world…I can’t get with that one.

These are fairly simple songs from a freaky performance artist, to see her live with all her sparkles and fairy outfit is probably the best way to hear these songs. I’d call it twee but it’s too damn weird and openly sexual for those kids. These two songs are from her new record My Favorite Letter Is U available now on CD Baby. She just got written up by LA Weekly (and I couldn’t have said it better myself, although maybe I did?)

“Consider the ukulele — which, roughly translated, means “jumping flea” — developed in Hawaii by way of Portugal and wielded ably now by Uni, a petite and soulful singer who is to wacky sexiness what the nitroglycerin dot is to firecrackers. Channeling the spirits of Tin Pan Alley and Joni Mitchell, she’ll unveil songs from her new album, My Favorite Letter Is U (Unicornbread), with her electrified ukulele, Sally Luka — think B.B. King’s Lucille, but with the personality of a fierce kitten. If all you know about the ukulele is Tiny Tim or that kid on Google Video who rips through “Classical Gas” on his uke, you owe it to yourself to have your mind properly blown forthwith.”

My Favorite Letter Is USean [Download]

P.S. If this doesn’t get picked up by Boing Boing I don’t know what the hell will!!

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4 Responses to “Ukelele’s are the new black (or pink…whatever)(Uni and Her Ukelele or my attempt to get picked up by Boing Boing!)”

  1. • B E N B E N E K • says:

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  2. Shipping Lanes says:

    nice one.

    Not only a Uke post, but the first song I’ve heard with my name in the title!

    Sold.

  3. Chris Toft says:

    “My favorite letter is U” just put a big red cherry on top of my day. Damn, that’s good stuff! Can’t help but grin like a maniac after hearing the song. I think I’m seduced.

    Thanks for posting on stuff like this – unique & essential.

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