History of the Ukulele: From Uncool to Instrument of the Future!
Camp: Only in the fullness of time did this guy seem like some mad pop genius. When I was 11, he seemed like an oddball, as bizarre as the Legendary Stardust Cowboy.
Novelty: This is the new song I want played at my funeral, instead of the "Theme from Shaft." Preferably played by a ukulele orchestra made up of my grandchildren.
Virtuoso (note pronunciation -- all short vowels): He's a sensation now, but the first time I saw this, all I could think was, "Damn, he looks like me when I was 10 years old if I'd had the haircut I had when I was 35."
The new mainstream (sorry about the stupid ad): With Mr. "Rrrrr" on board, all bets are off.