Three Ukuleles

Okay. Yeah. I’m totally ready for the family vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. Enough is enough. This summer is starting to have a tiresome, lackluster, malaise-like feeling and I’m not digging it at all. Lots of art modeling work – for which I should be grateful given that it’s the summer – is becoming tedious. The money is great, but my back hurts, it’s too humid, and my brain feels like a purée. I’m at the point where I really, really just want to lay out on the beach in my bikini, listen to the swooshing surf of the Atlantic, stare at seagulls, bounce a volleyball around with my niece, scavenge for seashells, and take a bike ride into Edgartown.

But our trip isn’t for another three weeks! Dammit. I’m sure I’ll survive until then. So, how about three images of famous people playing ukuleles for Music Monday? Why, you ask? Well, why the hell not? 😆

Here’s Great Garbo, looking NOT into it at all, as if she’s thinking “Vy do zey make me do zese silly tings?”

George Harrison, looking very much the cool, serious musician that he was:

And pinup queen Bettie Page, sexing up the ukulele with a corset and garter belt. Eh, what’s the big deal? I’ve done that 😉  <—— not really.

13 thoughts on “Three Ukuleles

  1. derek says:

    I like the portrait of sweet quiet and gentle George Harrison playing the ukelele. What a great old bloke like Johnny, he is also greatly missed.
    Peta luvs George. God bless him. I saw him with the Beatles back in 1965/ The good ol days

  2. Dan Hawkins says:

    I know how you feel. But it’s my regular job that’s getting tedious. So far this summer, I am getting about one modeling session a week, which helps relieve the tedium of the regular job. But I am so ready for a vacation. We are taking both boys to Chicago — their first plane ride — and we leave two weeks from tomorrow.

  3. peter howard says:

    you shpould try that – you’d look good x

  4. Ron says:

    Please don’t forget the greatest proponent of the ukelele, Tiny Tim.

    • artmodel says:


      I was going to include Tiny Tim here but I wanted to use less obvious figures. He is of course synonymous with the uke. Thanks for the video!


  5. The uke has really enjoyed a renaissance in the past few years, thanks to wonderful musicians like Jake Shimabukuro and the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain!

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