Confirmed summer book offerings from YMI
Pong at Yellow Mountain Imports sent me an email confirming the summer availability of at least these five titles/collections.
- Shusaku's Kifu Collection
- Igo Hatsuyoron (life and death book)
- Guanzi Pu (problems book first published in1689)
- Xuanxuan Qijing (problems book published in 1347)
- Lee Chang Ho's Life and Death Set
For those who can't wait until summer, goplayer2006 sometimes offers these books on eBay. Take note of the shipping charges as his books ship from China.
In Other News: SUPs know that the ukulele is not a toy
SUP is an acronym for Serious Ukulele Player(s); but I'm still a beginner and a chording strummer with this fun instrument.
If you'd like to see what it's capable of in the right hands, watch the video below (may not appear through the RSS feed of PlanetGo.org) of Tyler Gilman (left side) performing at Ukulele Puapua in the Pacific Beach Hotel of Hawaii.
These days, a lot of ukuleles are manufactured in China but the quality has been going up well beyond the typical tourist-trash models that one usually finds.
For example, Hamano ukuleles, made of solid mahogany and not laminates, have distinguished themselves as quality copies of the early top-caliber Martin ukuleles. Not surprisingly, they command prices of $250 to $300 (which is considered to be inexpensive for a solid mahogany ukulele).