Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Favorite bands of 2008

It's time for those end-of-year lists. These are my favorite musical artists/bands that I came across in 2008. See if you can spot a trend in my tastes...

#1: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Top-notch musicianship coupled with dry British humor.

Life on Mars:

Theme from Shaft:

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly:


#2: Bosko & Honey

A delightful couple from Australia who regularly post videos on Youtube. They just completed a worldwide "Ukulele Safari", which you can watch in episode form on their website.


Theme from Midnight Cowboy:

#3: Paula Fuga

Some folks are calling Paula Fuga the next Israel Kamakawiwo'ole in terms of her potential for bringing Hawaiian-influenced music to the mainstream.

Honorable mention:
Gus & Fin's stirring rendition of the Ramone's Blitzkrieg Bop


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