My pal Tom gave me a ukulele for Christmas. To me, it’s wonderful. To Jenna, it’s irritating.

So then, I can’t tell you how happy I was to discover the Corktown Ukulele Jam. It started about a month ago, and is held every Wednesday at the Dominion pub on Queen (a five-minute walk from our apartment). Last night, I went for the first time with Jenna and Rae.

Steve and David, the organizers, were welcoming and knowledgeable. Someone played a Jonathan Coulton cover (Re: Your Brains). It was kind of, sort of, like going to ukulele heaven.

I’ll be back next week, and I hope this thing keeps going. It’s terrific. Sometimes I am very glad to live in a city large enough to support something like this.