These days the ukulele is experiencing a revolution—both as a valid instrument that can sweetly transform pop music and rock and roll, and as the focus of dozens of clubs springing up across the world. Ukulele! brings the "uke" world to light, exposing its colorful history, quirky characters, and irresistible charm. Dozens of colorful photos and ephemera make Ukulele! as fun to look at as it is to read.
Celebrate the history of the ukulele and the unique culture that surrounds it in Ukulele by Daniel Dixon with Dixie Dixon and Jayne McKay. Ukulele explores the spiritual quality that brings people together by discussing the colorful characters that have been drawn to the instrument over the years.Ukulele Daniel Dixon traces its origins in Hawaii and illustrates how it traveled to the mainland U.S. and became such a popular instrument.
Originally a Haight-Ashbury shop in the ‘90s, Happy Trails Home was a much beloved American junk shop with vintage housewares and a range of pop culture goods. After a stint as a buyer at Hot Topic and working as a home decor product developer for many years, the owner Gretchen decided to reinvent the shop into what it is today. Not to worry, the shop has the same happy-go-lucky atmosphere and yes, FREE Bazooka bubblegum with every purchase! Visit the Happy Trails Home site right here, or find more of their products right here on Keep Oakland Alive.