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Original Post By: musicguymic Date: 4/20/2011 1:39:37 AM
It is with my deepest rgret that i have to annouce that due to mounnting health bills and unablitltity to play due to carpel tunnekl and increasung liver desese i will ne closed and stopping owrk as of immmediately I tahnks the many who have suported me and my headway into hoe ukes are sold now interent wise has benn imptoved by my ideas. I am not having a large esate sell off Those are for my siblings, please refrain from asking for list of otems i ahve sold most of my inventory off to others already and will try to get rets. i do hoever have some high end ukes readdy to ship that were ordered but ebay has made it as i no longer get have adresses to send tme to. If you have bought a colored pineapple sunday scepres Anaoles and a kamaka please email me so i can get them to you aAgain Thanks to all
Posted By: John Pak Date: 4/20/2011 3:33:29 AM
Mike, so sorry to hear this bad news. Take a break from selling and playing ukuleles and please make a full recovery! I hope you can make a comeback. My prayers and best wishes are with you!
Posted By: ukeinoz Date: 4/20/2011 4:03:57 AM
All the very best, Mike....take care of yourself...
Posted By: Geoff Rezek Date: 4/20/2011 5:57:53 AM   (Updated: 4/20/2011 5:58:22 AM)
Mike, "You are the Best"
Ukuleles will miss you and your great instruments. I will miss most of all your honest, fun personality, and positive attitude.
Heal and come back soon.
Geoff Rezek
Posted By: Uncle Rufus Date: 4/20/2011 6:01:39 AM
Bad news, Michael - you really are one of the good guys, and the occasions on which I've met you have been great ones thanks to your genuine aloha spirit and all-round good eggness. I still wear the hat you gave me, and wish you all the very best in your well-earned period of rest and recuperation.

Positive thoughts winging over to ya, big fella. Take it easy, and get well soon.

Posted By: joylee Date: 4/20/2011 7:07:46 AM
What a bummer! Was so looking forward to seeing you at the NY Uke Fest! But more importantly, take care of yourself. You mean so much to all of us in the ukulele family. I treasure all the ukes I have purchased from you...they bring such fond memories of
chats with you at the NY Fests, the Dallas Fests, phone calls and emails. Enjoy your family and the well-deserved rest! We miss you already!

joy in Ct
Posted By: J Boy Shyne Date: 4/20/2011 7:56:28 AM
Rest up Mike and get well soon.
Posted By: JohnO Date: 4/20/2011 8:23:32 AM
Rest and heal Mike. You are in our prayers.
Posted By: Craig Date: 4/20/2011 8:44:08 AM   (Updated: 4/20/2011 9:33:31 PM)
Mike, our thoughts are with you and please take care of yourself.

Posted By: Gerald Ross Date: 4/20/2011 8:57:51 AM
Get well soon Mike.
Posted By: Hipster44 Date: 4/20/2011 10:05:00 AM
Michael...I'll always be appreciative for your kindness and advice when I had questions about ukes. Please take care and get well soon. My prayers are with you.
Posted By: Jamie_T Date: 4/20/2011 10:11:41 AM
Take care Mike...I always enjoyed doing business with you and hope to again someday!
Posted By: Dave Means Date: 4/20/2011 10:48:13 AM
Best of luck in the future, Mike. You've been the best, and we'll miss you.
Posted By: yodelinglee Date: 4/20/2011 11:53:43 AM
Michael, I hope all will go well for you. Thank you for your kindness to Marty and me and the fun we had. I am glad I had a chance to see you last November at UGH. You will be in our prayers.
Posted By: Tonya Date: 4/20/2011 12:06:08 PM
It's time, Mike, to let that lovely family gather close around and take care of you. Just absorb their love and refresh yourself. My prayers continue.
Posted By: 000-28 Date: 4/20/2011 12:36:38 PM
Our prayers are with you Mike. Take care and get well soon!
Posted By: Ernie Date: 4/20/2011 12:52:32 PM
Mike- I'm so sorry to hear about your continuing health problems. Sometimes life forces us to end one chapter and begin the next. Often, what seems like bad news at the time turns out to be a blessing in disguise as we look back at it. May this be the case for you and your family!
Posted By: Grampie Date: 4/20/2011 1:12:46 PM
Very sorry to hear this. My prayers for a full recovery.
Posted By: Phreddcatt Date: 4/20/2011 1:59:49 PM
Grace and Peace to you Mike. You have made a huge impact on us with your love and friendship.
Posted By: Mattman Date: 4/20/2011 2:13:27 PM
Hang in there, Mike, and do what you need to do.
Always a pleasure doing business with you.
I hope you get well soon.

All the best,
Posted By: Belanos Date: 4/20/2011 2:15:26 PM
Mike, all customer service businesses should take lessons from you! Get well soon!!!
Posted By: Dominator Date: 4/20/2011 3:00:08 PM
Mike, please do take the necessary time for yourself and your family. Wishing you all the best and hoping there are still many good days ahead. You deserve them.
Posted By: Neal Date: 4/20/2011 3:07:19 PM
Mike, I'll miss you. Just knowing you were around was a good thing. Stay around!
Posted By: AlanJ Date: 4/20/2011 3:26:50 PM
So sorry to hear of this, Mike. You are a shining light in the world and I only wish you the best. You are in my thoughts. May better health days come quickly for you.
Posted By: Neil A Date: 4/20/2011 4:01:24 PM
Mike, I never made a purchase from you, but was often tempted. From years of reading your posts and the comments of others in the ukulele community I am convinced that few can match your knowledge and enthusiam for our favored instrument and its music. And the way you have expressed your abundant aloha spirit in your business practices has set an unrivaled high standard for ethics and customer service. You will be greatly missed as a businessman, but I dearly hope we will all continue to engage in musical and emotional transactions with you on this site for many years to come. You are a blessing to this community and it is obvious by the well wishes expressed in this thread that uke lovers worldwide extend blessings of health and encouragement back to you.
Posted By: WildChild Date: 4/20/2011 4:45:44 PM
So sorry Michael. You are a true gentleman, and we will miss you as our favorite ukulele seller. But please stay in touch. We all care about you.
Very best regards,
Posted By: LoMa Date: 4/20/2011 5:16:23 PM
My best to you and your family. I hope you can keep comfortable and content in spite of everything. Lots of good vibes are being sent your way.
Posted By: JETUKE Date: 4/20/2011 5:30:40 PM
MGM - Best wishes to you. You're the best!
Posted By: MR Bulk Date: 4/20/2011 5:34:00 PM
Damn it Mike, so sorry to hear of this! I should never have moved away from Hawaii to Vegas, I coulda helped you more with your stuff.
Posted By: Kirbster Date: 4/20/2011 5:36:03 PM   (Updated: 4/23/2011 9:12:12 AM)
Mike, so sorry for all of your health issues. Thanks for all your hard work to make the uke buying expience so much easier and more fun for all of us. Your generosity and knowledge have been a gift to us all.

Take care of yourself.
Posted By: Joe Silver Date: 4/20/2011 5:43:21 PM
Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery, Mike.
Posted By: southcoastukes Date: 4/20/2011 5:48:26 PM

So sorry Mike,
I'm hoping for the best for you.
Posted By: joe persons Date: 4/20/2011 5:56:27 PM
I am so thankful and honored that I got to meet you and purchase my beloved KoAloha from you at the Wine Country Uke Fest. Thank you for all you have done for us. My best wishes to you for a full recovery.

Joe from Turlock, CA
Posted By: pippin Date: 4/20/2011 6:00:41 PM
I posted word on Cosmos and also Harmony Central's Acoustic Guitar Forum. There are several dedicated uke-players over there and several have bought from MGM.

Mike, Here's hoping for your speedy recovery. Blessings to you and yours.
Posted By: don peyton Date: 4/20/2011 6:23:38 PM
Bless you Mike,You're a great ukulele friend and I've enjoyed dealing with you always.You've helped me score some fine left handed custom ukes(never easy) and always with a smile.Many thanks for your big aloha!
Posted By: suzala Date: 4/20/2011 7:46:36 PM
MiKe, My family adores the three ukes that we purchased from you. Your customer service,sense of humor and endless patience are nonpareil. Your absence from the uke world will leave behind a large gaping hole. Hopefully some R&R and a little time will find you back to your best game. Wishing you all the best. suzala, spike and the dude.
Posted By: Debra Date: 4/20/2011 7:53:48 PM
Mike, I think of you every time I play one of the wonderful ukuleles I bought from you. The uke world won't be the same without you, so get well soon and come back. We'll all be waiting for you!

Please remember to keep us posted on how you're doing. You've made a lot of friends who will be thinking of you. Best, Debra
Posted By: BeachBumTom Date: 4/20/2011 8:46:32 PM
Geez, Mike, howzit you know so many people??? It's 'cause you are a truly friendly man. This list of well-wishers is proof of that. Along with all the others my thoughts and prayers are with you. You have always been a delightful friend to me. I will long remember you taking me out to dinner at the Outrigger and then to enjoy Society of Seven.....what a great evening, and I even enjoyed your "conning" me into the Elvis act at the show. Great fun. You get better soon and take care. Mucho ALOHA! BeachBumTom Noble
Posted By: yodelinglee Date: 4/20/2011 9:19:16 PM
BBT, I think Michael really enjoyed "conning" alot of us into that Elvis act. One of the things that makes him special.
Posted By: Ukester Brown Date: 4/20/2011 9:25:45 PM
I met you at the Chicago Uke Fest. Had fun kidding around with you people! I can only ditto what everyone else has said Mike- I guess we sorda love the MusicGuy!
Posted By: Craig Date: 4/20/2011 9:34:21 PM
Cali is always chiding me for not liking having my photo taken. But now I wish I had one with the two of us. So, this will have to do until then:

Posted By: ukewendy Date: 4/20/2011 10:26:32 PM
Mike! You are the best and I wish you all the best in the healing process. Get well soon! The ukulele world needs you!
Posted By: Howlin' Hobbit Date: 4/20/2011 11:47:02 PM
so sorry to hear this!

please take care and be well soon.
Posted By: William Date: 4/21/2011 12:57:53 AM
To live, to love, to leave a legacy.
Be careful what you think-you may say it.
Be careful what you say-you may do it
Be careful what you do-you may do it again, and again, and again. That will be your legacy.

You leave a legacy which should give you and your family great satisfaction for what you have been to this community. More than being missed, you will be fondly remembered. You have set a high standard for products and services.

I firmly believe a eulogy (to speak a good word) should be spoken while the recipient is still able to hear it. As your challenges run their course, may it give you some comfort and satisfaction to know you have left the world in better shape than you found it. Thank You, Mike!
Posted By: Zathras Date: 4/21/2011 1:05:05 AM
Mike - thanks for everything you do - you are a bright star in the ukulele universe and will continue to be. Thoughts and prayers are with you, the doctors attending to you and your family.
Posted By: steve-o-reno Date: 4/21/2011 1:07:51 AM
Mike, I'm really sorry to hear of your troubles. You've made a business of selling happiness and good times, and that's an incredible accomplishment. So take care of yourself and get back to us as soon as you can. We're not going anywhere without you. All the best!
Posted By: ricdoug Date: 4/21/2011 1:18:22 AM
Mike, we wish the best for you and yours. Y'all remain on our prayer list. You've spread happiness around the globe and that's a monumental accomplishment. Ric
Posted By: Ukulele Crooner Date: 4/21/2011 2:00:15 AM
Best Wishes
Posted By: Strummingbird Stu Date: 4/21/2011 2:18:52 AM   (Updated: 4/21/2011 2:20:58 AM)
I'm so sorry to hear of your health problems. You have been one of the very best sources of getting quality ukuleles with your super prompt, kind and great service! You are a legend and an inspiration in the uke world. I'm glad that I had the opportunity to purchase one of my favorite ukes (Kala acasia tenor with slotted headstock and pickup) from you. Here's wishing you the very best in your recovery!
Posted By: ukola Date: 4/21/2011 2:58:24 AM
I am very sad to hear that you have these health issues Michael. I hope you heal up, feel better, and enjoy every day here on out. You are a very special person. Much love to you.
Posted By: Elmer Date: 4/21/2011 6:34:23 AM
You are in my prayers Mike. I was hoping to catch up with you during this trip to Waikiki, but I am with you in spirit.
Posted By: Dutch Date: 4/21/2011 8:30:36 AM
I'm old enough to understand the necessity of mounting health issues dictating life style. But I still don't like it. Michael, you will be sorely missed in your presence, but not in my thoughts and prayers. Stay in touch if possible with all of us.
Strength & Honor
Posted By: KalihiboyinTN Date: 4/21/2011 11:14:58 AM
God be with you and take care of you.

Posted By: ookey Date: 4/21/2011 11:50:24 AM
Mike...SO very sorry to hear the news. The world of ukulele has a big hole in it now. I thank you for all the wonderful ukes you have sold me over the years and being a fantastic seller. Get better..get better...get better. Hugs to you. Virginia in Arizona
Posted By: Tiki King Date: 4/21/2011 11:59:22 AM
Heres to a speedy recovery. Health first Mike!
Posted By: singndance Date: 4/21/2011 12:06:54 PM
Thank you Mike for being the excellent ukulele provider for so many of us. Each time I pick up my uke I'll say a prayer for you and your family. All my best wishes!
Posted By: slapbass Date: 4/21/2011 1:32:03 PM
Get better Mike..Thanx for all the advice and recommendations the last couple of years..
Your a class act!!..Glad I got to meet you at the slack key concert in cerritos last year..
Posted By: Wednesday Date: 4/21/2011 3:10:07 PM
Good thoughts for you from here, Mike.

-- Anna (Tangi pineapple soprano!)
Posted By: Ukebug Date: 4/21/2011 6:30:26 PM
Mike you are a gem in the ukulele community, always with a smile and a laugh, knowledgeable about everything ukulele, and so reputable. Loved those friday jams! I could always trust your opinion about ukes, strings, etc. I was hoping to see you again this year at the NY Uke Fest to talk "strings." Rest and get well; you are in my prayers. Rita in FL wanted me to tell you that you are in her prayers too.
Posted By: William King Date: 4/21/2011 6:34:06 PM
Get well Mike. All the best.
Posted By: decibelle Date: 4/21/2011 8:44:46 PM
You know, I haven't logged into this bulletin board in probably at least a year or so and today I see your post. I'm so sorry to hear about your health. I want you to know that I'm one of your fans, have always highly recommended you to my friends and family over the years. Thank you for all you do...wishing all the best for you, for your health and spirits. Take care and sending good thoughts.

From the one who tried to buy a Pono Koa tenor from you on ebay, got beat out by someone, only to end up buying it from him since he lived in the same area as me!

Posted By: deejay Date: 4/21/2011 9:12:13 PM
Mike you are in my thoughts and prayers for a recovery to resume your life's passions. Thank you for your kindness and I have enjoyed the ukes I've bought. Always a first class experience.
Posted By: Ukeguy Date: 4/21/2011 9:37:54 PM

God bless you and get well. You are a kind soul. A hui ho and aloha nui.

Posted By: Ukie Yuk Yuk Date: 4/21/2011 10:12:18 PM
I too wish you courage and peace as you face this challenge. Your intregrity and your unique happy personality have touched many people on this bulletin board. Thank you for the ukes you sold me. My prayers are with you.

Jerry in Manitoba
Posted By: Marko Date: 4/21/2011 10:58:39 PM
Mike, I am so sorry to hear this. I loved sending my students to you. You're service went beyond just sending ukes out the door. Thank you so much for all your help.

Posted By: jeanadriane Date: 4/22/2011 4:00:06 AM
Best wishes to you from the bottom of my heart, Michael!!! I'm thinking of you, and I'll miss you a LOT in NY. Big hugs to you & Heidi, Jeanette
Posted By: Poullange Date: 4/22/2011 10:50:57 AM
Feel better, Mike.
Will miss you at the New York Ukefest.
Posted By: Tom B. Date: 4/22/2011 12:54:01 PM
Take good care of yourself, Mike. Thanks for outfitting my brother and his son with their first ukes. It was a pleasure meeting you at New York 2006 and Napa 2009.
Posted By: ookey Date: 4/22/2011 5:22:27 PM
Mike..I just went on ebay to the uke section. It felt so awful knowing you weren't there....can't describe it. So after the second page I just signed off. Too sad. You are missed big time.
Posted By: robgonzo Date: 4/22/2011 5:32:56 PM   (Updated: 4/22/2011 5:33:26 PM)
So sorry to see you have to go Mike. I've got a few ukes from you and you were always my first recommendation when someone was in the market.
Hope your health improves and that we see you again soon.
Posted By: looney tunes Date: 4/22/2011 5:49:13 PM
Mike You have touched the ukulele community with great spirit and love. We all return great spirit and love to you. Loon
Posted By: telebob Date: 4/22/2011 7:47:18 PM
Prayers, warm thoughts and good vibes... I've been a regular customer (3 ukes in 1 year, with 4 ukes total) and will miss your speedy service with a smile. Much aloha... best wishes for a full recovery of your health issues, and hope to see you resume your unique ukulele business. Get well, Mike. We're all here for you...
Posted By: Smiler Date: 4/23/2011 3:30:25 AM   (Updated: 4/23/2011 3:34:02 AM)
Best wishes Mike from all of here in Ireland who have had the great experience of buying our uke's from you over the years.
I bought my first uke from you (followed by four others)and you were so generous and patient with your time and advice as I know you were with everyone.
"Slainte" Mike.

Tony Boland
Posted By: shawn Date: 4/23/2011 7:23:49 AM   (Updated: 4/23/2011 7:24:26 AM)
Aloha Mike,

I'm so sorry to hear that your condition has worsened. I had no idea. I just heard from Chuck today that you weren't doing well and was saddened to see this post on FMM. Please do take care, my friend and get lots of rest.

You are the 'king of ukes' in my book, MGM; a true gentleman and dear friend. My wife and I will be praying for you and your family in this time of uncertainty.

get well soon,
Shawn Y.

Posted By: Adrian Date: 4/23/2011 4:45:05 PM
Take care Mike and keep strong.

Posted By: Christie Date: 4/23/2011 8:37:55 PM
Dear MGM,

We're so sorry to hear of your medical woes. You have shared so much with our ukulele community, it will be hard to imagine it without you and your vibrant business participating.

You have built a considerable kharma credit. We are sincerely hoping things will sort themselves out positively in your behalf.

Thanks for everything you've done and helped us with.
Posted By: noel v. Date: 4/24/2011 6:15:26 PM
MGM, sad to hear of your medical situation. It has been a few years since purchasing the KSM-02, but once again Thanks! Hopefully some of the good feelings it creates will come back to you.
Posted By: amy* Date: 4/24/2011 9:02:26 PM
I was so happy to have met you at your shop a few years ago. I even got to play the purple Pineapple Sunday you just sold.

The Pono Tenor you sold me is something I treasure (and play often!), and I want to thank you for everything you've done to bring ukes to players all over the world, me included. Please take care of yourself and I join everyone here who wishes you a speedy recovery.

p.s. If you can find a practitioner skilled at ART (Active Release Technique) therapy, you might want to look into that. I'm having a lot of relief from my Carpal Tunnel problems thanks to ART therapy.
Posted By: NinaC Date: 4/24/2011 9:12:14 PM
Dear Mike: I was so sad to hear this news yesterday from Bassfiddlesteve. I remember how many ukes I bought from you during my UAS starting in March 2006. I still cherish the Pineapple Sunday and the little long necked soprano I got from you, the Kelii mahogany. There were more that have come and gone but those remain. Your advice, your humor and your kindness I'll remember always. I still have the tiny wooden ukulele magnet you sent me that my hula Christmas Santa plays and I think of you every time I set him up for the holidays.I also have the keychains and use them, too. You represent the embodiment of aloha spirit in the ukulele community and I hope you will be able to come by and share some good times with us in the future. Love, Nancy
Posted By: Bigbill Date: 4/25/2011 1:49:41 AM
Michael, I first saw this post in the wee hours, shortly after you must have posted. I didn't want to be the first to reply, because I didn't want to believe it. I knew this would turn into the many layered outpouring of love that it has, because you have brought the love in all your endeavors within the ukulele community. Thank you for the instruments you sold me, thanks for the instruments you donated to my students, and thanks for all the free advice and good ukulele talk! I wish you strength and healing. You remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted By: old smelly bob Date: 4/25/2011 12:05:03 PM
i am glad that i was able to pay for your car and put your kids thru school ;-) we miss hell out of you... all our love atcha, brah..
Posted By: Gold Star Date: 4/25/2011 3:06:01 PM
Prayers go out for your Health and Healing. Aloha Nui, Dennis
Posted By: markrr Date: 4/25/2011 5:45:07 PM
My thoughts are with you Mike, you introduced me to some lovely old Hawaiian ukuleles which have become very good friends. I will think of you every time I pick one up and play. Take care of yourself. I hope you have all the support you need. You certainly have many friends out here. Mark.
Posted By: Brudda WUZ Date: 4/26/2011 8:05:39 AM
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and love of all things ukulele! You are an inspiration to us all! I will always love my little Ohana soprano you gave me as a prize for my last minute entry in one of your impromptu Christmas Song Contests! It still plays like a dream!
I always enjoyed your friday afternoon video jams at the shop, too!
Thanx for everything!
All the best to you and yours... God Bless!
Posted By: UkeJon Date: 4/26/2011 8:46:09 AM
All the best thoughts coming your way from your many friends in Milwaukee. You have made many uke people very happy over the years and we wish you a speedy recovery.
Posted By: CaliRose Date: 4/27/2011 7:36:26 AM
I'm sendng a great big hug your way. You are a jewel and beloved member of our ukulele family. Thank you for your continuing generosity of spirit and kindness. Rest up and heal.
Posted By: LoMa Date: 4/30/2011 12:25:50 AM
There's a whole lotta love coming to you!
Posted By: Fred Fallin Date: 5/2/2011 4:32:41 PM
Dear MGM...my dear friend...my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time !! I wish you the very best in recovery with your health issues ! Sorry that retirement at this time is necessary because you added so much to the ukulele community with your offerings, knowledge, and honesty !! You were the one dealer in ukes I felt I could recommend to others to seek out for a great uke at a fair and honest deal !! You made friends out of your costumers which is rare in today's market place !! Integrity and graciousness, fun personality and super knowledge in your areas of expertise made you truly VERY spceial and not easy to replace in the world of ukuleles !! Mahalo nui loa for all you have been to us....servicing ukulele players !! Please get rest, the best medical help and take the proper steps for recovery !! You have A LOT of people out here that truly care about you, and will always remain to be your friends, and want you to get well soon !! Aloha nui loa, ukefully yours, always, Fred Fallin
Posted By: unclezac Date: 5/3/2011 5:20:41 PM
i don't think anyone could say it better than fred
you are an icon in the ukulele community and your good nature and your incredible honesty and compassion for all your customers regardless of the value of the instrument you sold them speaks volumes of your character.
your love of the instrument is unquestionable and is something that all your customers feel long after the purchase.
my student still asks about you after 2 years and wont let anyone touch the ohana you got for her ( except maybe me...on occasion )
please know in your heart that we all have great love and compassion for you and hope better days will come
thanx again for all you wit wisdom and insight in all things ukulele
Posted By: RedHotBlue Date: 5/5/2011 12:54:32 AM
Aloha Mike!
Sending positive vibes your way across the Pacific.
Hope your feeling better, and get well soon...we'd love to have you back!
My little Humistat I bought from you last SoCal Ukefest has been working overtime in this crazy heat!
Posted By: hokeypokey Date: 5/11/2011 6:31:13 PM
MGM -- so sorry to hear this. You are the man who fed my UAS and helped me figure out what I really like in ukes. Thank you for that. All my best for a speedy recovery.

Posted By: musicguymic Date: 5/19/2011 12:21:45 AM
i srill have ovr a thousand ukes in storage and toms of supllies books stringhs stands tuners Moved back into my home so i can sleep when neccseassy but do take sales order overphone 808-9277297 if i recover HEY IM 196 lbs today FRom 3XL and 46 waist to XL and 38 Waist maybe i should send comkparison from 260 lbs to 196 LOL Stilll very ill at times but stable for now I survived t failures the 2002 is what made me start sellling ukes ehen i was about 24 hours from shutting down and visiting the Lord...... we'll see
And if i recover no more ebay its website time Now all i need is a free webmaster welll got those websites for dummies books
Posted By: Bigbill Date: 5/19/2011 12:52:04 AM
Good to hear from you! 196 sounds pretty good too!
Wishing you continued health and recovery.
Peace, Bill
Posted By: ukola Date: 5/19/2011 2:58:07 AM
I am very glad to hear that you are starting to feel better.
Posted By: Diane1020 Date: 5/19/2011 9:53:17 AM
With so many people wishing you good health, you HAVE to recover. No maybe about it.
Posted By: Mattman Date: 5/19/2011 11:59:57 AM
Good Health to you, Mike.
Take very good care of yourself.

All the best,
Posted By: Craig Date: 5/19/2011 1:37:01 PM
I'm please to learn that your health is improving... Please take care!
Posted By: BrianT Date: 5/19/2011 1:38:42 PM
I wish you all the best, Mike, and look forward to an awesome ukulele website.
Posted By: JAZZALELE Date: 5/19/2011 3:50:35 PM
Dear MGM,
I was a repeat customer of yours, and you may remember that because of problems with my Wrist, I traded back the KOA electric for a PINEAPPLE FLEA with all upgrades. I can now play without pain because I started wearing a pressure bandage on my wrist, to bed every night. Most people curl their wrists up when lying in bed and it makes it so you CANNOT HEAL. The next time you go to bed, try to notice if you are curling your wrists up. If so, buy a pressure bandage. I will mail you some if you send me your address. We can get them here for a dollar in the dollar store! I was pretty scared that I would never be able to play uke again, but now I am going on tour this summer with my ukulele duo, Jazzalele. I also wear it when I drive, or buy groceries. You should not even hold a cup of coffee in that hand, and should wear a bandage day and night. My wrist healed in only 4 months. You will likely feel results the first week. I hope this helps.
Best regards,
Anna Acevedo Lyman
Posted By: Dutch Date: 5/19/2011 4:44:04 PM
Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Still praying for you Mike.
Strength & Honor
Posted By: Kirbster Date: 5/19/2011 7:35:12 PM
So glad to hear you are recovering and seem in good spirits. We'll keep you in our prayers.
Posted By: KalihiboyinTN Date: 5/20/2011 5:47:58 PM   (Updated: 5/20/2011 5:50:54 PM)
The Good Lord must know that your loved ones and the ukulele world still need you down here. I'll keep praying to Him to make you stay here on earth longer. Take care and God be with you.


Posted By: Heidi Litke Date: 5/20/2011 9:42:52 PM
MGM, We need you here buddy! Keep on uke'n!
Posted By: Latitude 33 Date: 5/20/2011 10:35:57 PM

Love it cause there is nothing but aloha here in this thread. Can't tell you how much joy YOU have created with your passion for our four string friend. My wife still raves about you and how you helped her pick out my Kamaka for my 50th. You hang in there brah. Prayers be with you.

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Posted By: musicguymic Date: 5/22/2011 10:05:58 AM
as i have so muchtimr except for evilbay mor payme oay holding up my doublepayments from people who ebentually recieved their ukes but got refunded whichis a wholemother story spent one hour with a srtupid employee who insuisited i should be able to get on and gave me password aftr password after an houtr snd a half of trying i told him its now 4am i gotta go and will calll when you guys get you act (welll not exactly those words) togther i will try again ebay says i NEED bymondaqy to sendin alll tracking line by line and when i shippped how etc and tracking so thyry casn TRY i said TRY to get the money back from thodse i sent uke to and got refunds also but to get some info i need paypal which i can't get on i am ready to pulll my hair out but since i loook so good mow at 196 pounds well maybe some girl will like me now so i bettter keeo my hair lol the ammonia levels a re stilll super high nd its hard to remember and concentrate so i do my best. thanks for all the support i am building a website with all the time asnd of course i have tons of stuff left you can get them from the people who bought it out from mea(if you read enay enough you can telll because theyh are cut and o\patsing thnen changing ever so slighlty the listings to theirs. i am a consultant to one and when you reads their ads you will get me on the phone lol if i am not sleeeping watching tv. Or should i say tv wtaching me. As soon as i can i will be on my private website and selling again. I still do if you call me i hve all the same stuff and more arrving sooon more anuenue eleukes, and some surprises..... and tons of nw brands if they prove woirthy. then the hand thing i hope improves as it is also moving to my right hand but at least the left is stronger i bit and i can turn the key to start the car thats how bad it was at first. well as you know its mistype ands spell me aloha mgm
808-927-7297 musicguymic@aol.com finances are tight but survivable I feel so bad for they few that have to take small payments since no income from ebay ab=nymore....welll praise the alORD I SURVIVED TWO LIVER FAILURES THE THIRD IS MY GOOD LUCK CHARM.
Posted By: tejastani Date: 5/25/2011 10:04:11 PM
Micheal-- thanks for all the good will, great service, Friday videos-- and especially for the generous thing you did, sending the soprano longneck to my student, Gracie. I hope you got the pictures. Mahalo!
Posted By: TRS uke Date: 5/28/2011 5:47:01 AM
Mike, So sorry to hear of your situation. We met at the Lone Star ukefest and all I bought was strings. You are one of the true ukulele heroes for so many. I am looking forward to your website. Thanks for all the joy you have brought to the ukulele community at large. You are in our prayers.

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