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As you may or may not have noticed, I have considerably slowed down on my blog writing lately. Fear not, although I have made myself scarce to reflect on some essential life questions, I have no intention of giving up writing about Ukulele and Languages and I am hoping to come back to speed from November 2011 onward.

While I have been taking time off the blog, Al Wood, the witty web author of Uke Hunt has striven and achieved the amazing mark of 1500 posts written. Being a blogger, I can easily imagine what kind of hard work, tenacity, creativity and organization such a feat requires.

Hard Times Come Again No More by Stephen Fosters, ukulele cover by Al.

2011 is definitely Al Wood‘s year as he has also written a book, Ukulele for Dummies which has recently been published.

These amazing achievements make Al Wood a forefront contributor to the ukulele community.  I wanted to hear how Al felt about it all so I asked him a few questions.

U&L: In the interview I did of you a couple of years ago, I asked you where you saw yourself in 10 years time. This is what you said :

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If you’ve been following this blog, you might remember that I wrote a ukulele instrumental to celebrate the New Year 2010.

For the language anecdote, I had named it Year Shift because I had the Norwegian word årskiftet in mind. It was just the result of me experimenting on my Fluke, and playing along a melody I ‘discovered’ and liked.

If anybody had told me that my tune would be covered one day, I would have thought they were out of their …

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Interviewing Al aka Woodshed, the webmaster from Ukulele Hunt, also described as the world’s handsomest ukulele blogger, had to be very special for three main reasons :

Uke Hunt is my absolute favourite ukulele blog.

– I have a lot of respect for Al, for his tireless contribution to the ukulele community, for having managed to make a living out of something he was really passionate about. I also love his writing style, his sharp sense of humour and extreme use of self-derision. And I admire his outstanding ukulele skills.

Al has been very inspirational and helpful and it is partly thanks to him that this very blog has taken shape.

Since I am no match for Al‘s wit, what better introduction than to ask him if there was something he would like to be asked about ?

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