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Mighty Uke Day III – Mightier than Ever!

Wow; what a weekend! Now that I’m finally coming back down to earth after all the excitement of Mighty Uke Day III and the weeks leading up to it, I’d like share a few thoughts about it all with you. … Continue reading

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Mighty Uke Day II in Old Town Lansing – What a Day!

It’s really hard to put into words all my feelings about all the wonder of yesterday, but I’ll give it a try (my little brain is still a bit fried): Thank you so much to everyone who helped support Mighty … Continue reading

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Tiger Stadium’s 100th Anniversary

Tiger Stadium and Fenway Park opened on the same day 100 years ago; April 20, 1912. Both openings were mostly overshadowed by the sinking of the Titanic a week earlier, but their true glories were celebrated over the many years … Continue reading

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The Bark magazine features “Dog is My Co-Pilot”

I had a nice write-up on my late dog Jake and song “Dog is My-Copilot” in The Bark magazine this week. Read it and watch the video¬†here¬†and, for a limited time, you can download an MP3 of the Blue Jello … Continue reading

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The one and only Jake Dog Hassenger

I first published this in my old blog the day after Jake died in 2009. I looked it up for some background on a piece that a magazine may do on my song “Dog is My Co-Pilot” and I thought … Continue reading

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Mighty Uke Day – May 5 in Old Town Lansing!

MIGHTY UKE DAY II will be held Saturday, May 5, 2012 in Old Town Lansing! A concert featuring the one and only Lil’ Rev with special guests The Ukulele Kings, Magdalen Fossum, Gerald Ross, and The Fabulous Heftones will be … Continue reading

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Sleeper Trains & Terracotta Warriors

Friday evening, we hopped on the sleeper train to Xi’an and to see the Terracotta Warriors. I had some reservations about the 16-hour journey; my thoughts were that the train would be extremely dirty, we’d end up with a couple … Continue reading

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Ben and Bill’s Excellent Adventure comes to Changzhou!

What a great Thanksgiving Day we had at Hohai University in Changzhou, China. We spent the morning popping in and out of classrooms with my uke and guitar, singing and talking about the songs and their meanings. We took turns … Continue reading

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My first few days in China . . .

I landed in Beijing Friday night around 10:30 after a 14-hour flight. Luckily, I ended up with a whole row to myself and could lie down and sleep, which I did for about 1/2 of the trip. My friend and … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from Changzhou, China

I hope you can come and see my special Thanksgiving Day concert! Here are the details: http://wyb.hhuc.edu.cn/s/55/t/321/a/14827/info.jspy Happy Thanksgiving from Changzhou, China!

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