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uke4ia
09-27-2014, 04:45 PM
SEASON 137 — Something in the Air


This week's theme is the air, the sky, the atmosphere, this most excellent canopy, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire! I want songs about the air, the sky, the atmosphere, etc. Songs with the word "air" or "sky" in the title are okay. Songs about flying and clouds are also okay. We've already done rain, birds, outer space, and sunshine, so don't do songs about those.


Rules:


• YOU CANNOT PLAY "SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW" OR "THE RAINBOW CONNECTION". It's been done.

• The video must be a new video recorded for this contest.

• The video must say that it is for the 137th Season of the Ukulele.

• Multitracking is okay, overdubs are okay. But I'm most interested in seeing you perform a song on the ukulele. I don't want to come away feeling the performance was spliced together from segments that were five seconds long.

• Videos must be posted to this thread. But not before midnight tonight, Hawaiian time. (And remember, Season 136 still has a day to go.)

• The contest ends at midnight Hawaiian time on Sunday night, October 5.

• Doing multiple videos is okay, but will not increase your chances of winning. If your predilection lasts for more than four videos, seek immediate medical help. Or a uke-xorcism.

• On working days, I will only be able to watch videos in the evening, eastern U.S. time. So that will be when I'm commenting on the videos. If we have one of those weeks with over 100 videos, I reserve the right to become overwhelmed and drag my reviews out.


Judging/Prizes:

Three winners will be chosen randomly. Each person who submits an eligible entry will get one entry in the drawing. The prizes will be T-shirts and the like. I will find another option for people who don't like to wear T-shirts.



Come meet me in the sky, I'll be waiting for you
And we can't hear what they say
Up in my air balloon, air balloon, air balloon (HA!)



PLAYLIST (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbIBa-QYEmc54MZntFaCbILWfogi6J8Mw)




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lzTWuKXmII

lelouden
09-27-2014, 04:55 PM
Im a little confused Jim. Is it about stars, planets, clouds and things that fly like planes balloons and birds. Can You clarify just a little bit for me:)

Jazzbanjorex
09-27-2014, 05:03 PM
"• Doing multiple videos is okay, but will not increase your chances of winning. If your predilection lasts for more than four videos, seek immediate medical help. Or a uke-xorcism. "

Having a uke-ectomy is right out. Not gonna happen. Mine stays...

uke4ia
09-27-2014, 05:08 PM
Im a little confused Jim. Is it about stars, planets, clouds and things that fly like planes balloons and birds. Can You clarify just a little bit for me:)


It's about the part between the outer space and the ground. I'm trying to avoid songs about things that already had a theme, like birds, outer space, rain, sunshine... Clouds, planes, balloons are okay. But what it's really about? Take a deep breath. Yeah, feel that? That's the air! That's what it's really about! It's about the sky. It can be about flying, because that's an air pastime. It's about the troposphere. It's about the few miles of atmosphere that are sitting on our heads.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w8VsvJ40sM

bonesigh
09-27-2014, 06:52 PM
Ha, this week will be a breeze!

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
09-27-2014, 10:06 PM
It's about the part between the outer space and the ground. I'm trying to avoid songs about things that already had a theme, like birds, outer space, rain, sunshine... Clouds, planes, balloons are okay. But what it's really about? Take a deep breath. Yeah, feel that?


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Yes I can feel it coming in the air tonight!

BigDaddyUker
09-27-2014, 10:43 PM
Can't wait to wake up and see Pa's song.

barefootgypsy
09-28-2014, 12:15 AM
Woohoo, what a fab theme, got my song already and it's NOT what you might think, and I would do it right NOW but I'm going to need Him Indoors for a bit of call and response so it will have to wait until he's back from "bear-hunting".... (earning a few pennies...) I'm looking forward to this Season! Luvverly......

ukuleledaveey
09-28-2014, 12:34 AM
Would the instrument of choice be air guitar or uke :biglaugh:

pabrizzer
09-28-2014, 01:01 AM
Meet Me in the Middle of the Air is a song by Paul Kelly which he performs without accompaniment usually with 3 or 4 other singers.
His studio version can be seen here. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Udquj5dfGnw)
I really like the song which is heavily based on the 23rd Psalm.
The 23rd Psalm is sort of our family Psalm and we would often say it by rote at family gatherings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wl9cXijt3g

ChrisDeston821
09-28-2014, 01:04 AM
Can't wait to wake up and see Pa's song.

I Think I've beat him to it!! :D Usually see his song as I discover the new season but was up late with a killer cough and caught the season before drifting off and managed to get this done just now :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riI58hq-mZ8&list=PLeTAj9-1mfeUM7WLY8Ae_8LHhZZHOtq7G

Having played it back I've caught one wrong lyric and one bad chord but for a first take, in this condition, I'm happy - reckon the sore throat added to the mood :}

Edit: Hahaa! I didn't, cracking vocal effect on that Pa, couldda done with that for my entry!
If I meet you in the middle of the air would you lend me that mic? :) Great job

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-28-2014, 01:17 AM
FAB THEME, and great to hear that song again from your opening post, jim, it's amazing

ChrisDeston821
09-28-2014, 02:14 AM
Managed to get another one in, despite my throat :) Gunna go get some breakfast now though! Aha.
Love this song, never tried playing it before, beautiful little chord sequence - gunna have to add it to my regular rotation I think!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqNw9i82MHQ

Having read back on the first page, I now think this entry is gunna be null and void as it's not in the troposphere..
I remembered the "Golden in the sky" line and went for it loving this lesser known P!atD song but if people're particular I imagine the garden with the green umbrella trees where the Sun met the Moon might be in space :(

Hope you enjoy either way but if DQ I'll stick on the island :)

xommen
09-28-2014, 02:21 AM
There are more U2 songs that fit this theme, but this in one of them: Window in the Skies.

http://youtu.be/SDj5mnFFxc4

pabrizzer
09-28-2014, 02:23 AM
Rainbow in the Sky
Ziggy Marley song I only discovered tonight.
Original here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SzMueXs_FU) and it's worth a listen IMHO.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kRr5QKQie4

PhillyV
09-28-2014, 03:54 AM
Ha, this week will be a breeze!

I see what you did there.

RAB11
09-28-2014, 04:27 AM
It's a gorgeous day here in Pompey so I thought I'd do a quick one-take reading-off-the-chord-sheet take of this. Doubtless somebody else will do a much better job of it later in the week.


http://youtu.be/XwMIiM0rkTk

It's actually weird Jim, I was listening to an album last night and a song came on that I thought I'd like to play for the seasons. Fits this theme perfectly. Since looked at the tab and it's not gonna happen unfortunately.

barefootgypsy
09-28-2014, 04:31 AM
I'm very early this week and this is honestly a one-take wonder after a few quick rehearsals - need Long-Suffering-Husband Martin on board and I knew he wouldn't suffer endless takes.... he had the essential glass of red in hand! (It's Sunday lunch-time here and he's cooking! It's a LOVELY George Formby number, so joyful and light-hearted and I hope you like it, and our effort... for a fantastic live performance check out 17 year old Lewis Clifton at Chester GFS (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6FFDtveY6k) just a month ago..

Anyway, here's mine - "It's In The Air" 1938


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvGEoEjq2L0

ukuleledaveey
09-28-2014, 05:16 AM
I would love to see someone cover this HONEST :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QEkUINpAsg

GinnyT11
09-28-2014, 05:27 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zue2rj2bAQ


Here's the U.S. Air Force song.
Many of you know how proud I am of being an Air Force kid, and this song made me choke up when I was practicing it.

lelouden
09-28-2014, 08:35 AM
I haven't had a chance to see if this has been done. Hope not. Running out the door. Ill check in later:)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dToJftg7wWU&feature=youtu.be

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-28-2014, 08:38 AM
I would love to see someone cover this HONEST :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QEkUINpAsg
lol!

that was the first song that popped into my head when i read the theme!

but...

i went with this

(for now!)

the big sky, by :bowdown: kate bush


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhbXYjiA91Y

GaryC1968
09-28-2014, 09:05 AM
This isn't an entry, but a video I posted last year around this time. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is almost here again!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT0TorJAZ5o

BigDaddyUker
09-28-2014, 09:22 AM
Great song for someone - sounds good on both GCEA and DGBE - I just can't sing it - I tried and tried and tried. I knew nothing of this song or band before the season was announced.

Chords (http://www.guitaretab.com/f/feeder/226787.html)


http://youtu.be/eNbvi1UW-TU

UkeyDave
09-28-2014, 09:28 AM
Thanks to Barefootgypsy (Lesley) for suggesting this for me. I set myself a little challenge to get it learnt, recorded and out as quick as possible. I managed to print out the chords and lyrics and record within an hour so forgive the rawness.
You'll all be pleased to know that (unlike last week) I won't be trying to set any other personal records this week. :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkJ2vFhULU8

suesnot
09-28-2014, 10:22 AM
Rainbow in the Sky
Ziggy Marley song I only discovered tonight.
Original here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SzMueXs_FU) and it's worth a listen IMHO.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kRr5QKQie4

This sounds fantastic, really relaxed me after a stressful day..thank you..might av a go at this season lark meself..if I can find my brave hat!

Harry122
09-28-2014, 10:58 AM
I wrote a song this morning. Hope you like it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV4s4vO4Wm0&feature=youtu.be

Jazzbanjorex
09-28-2014, 10:59 AM
I've always wanted to do this song. So...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pxB0UPR15Y&feature=youtu.be

decaturcomp
09-28-2014, 12:20 PM
Here's hoping that my entries, if such they be, will be more than "a vile and pestilent congregation of vapours".

pabrizzer
09-28-2014, 12:27 PM
This sounds fantastic, really relaxed me after a stressful day..thank you..might av a go at this season lark meself..if I can find my brave hat!

Thank you - please find that hat and join in!

uke4ia
09-28-2014, 12:32 PM
Here's hoping that my entries, if such they be, will be more than "a vile and pestilent congregation of vapours".

Better that than having a sterile promontory

uke4ia
09-28-2014, 12:33 PM
pabrizzer - Meet Me in the Middle of the Air (Paul Kelly) - Thanks, Pa. I'm not familiar with the song, or with Paul Kelly. But this is lovely. The reverb and low voice give it a gravitas, and also make you sound sort of like weegingayin.

ChrisDeston821 - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (Beatles) - I've always thought this was a great song for ukulele -- the nylon strings give the verse arpeggios a harp-like sound, like you do on the first verse. You have enough sense to do the song in a key you can sing, which I never did. Nicely done.

ChrisDeston821 - When the Day Met the Night (Panic! at the Disco) - This doesn't really meet the theme, but since you already did a song that does fit the theme, this is a bonus track, so the laws of man and physics don't apply. (I just don't feel like making a separate playlist for bonus tracks.) This song has great chord changes. I agree that this would be a good one to keep in your repertoire.

xommen - Window in the Skies (U2) - Very nice. I didn't know this song, so I looked up the U2 version. An unusually breezy song for them. I'm glad you didn't try to match their video by having all the Seasonistas lip syncing the song.

pabrizzer - Rainbow in the Sky (Ziggy Marley) - This is the other end of the heaviosity scale from your first song. I never heard much of Ziggy's stuff after he split off from the Melody Makers. I like this.

RAB11 - Mr. Blue Sky (Electric Light Orchestra) - This is my favorite ELO song. Thanks for doing it. That's a nice ending you put onto it. This is one song I won't mind if lots of people do it this week. I vaguely recall during one Season attaching the camera to the BBQ grill lid, pointing straight up into the blue sky, as I walked around singing this and peeking into the frame from different angles. It was a good idea that I 100% botched up in the execution.

barefootgypsy - It's in the Air (George Formby) - Thanks to you and Martin! A very happy song. That banjo uke is almost too bright, at times it's overwhelming the lyric. Luckily we live in the age of Google, so I can look up the lyrics and follow along as you sing. (Hey! I didn't write that! What are you trying to pull, Google-Plus?)

GinnyT11 - The Air Force Song (Robert Crawford) - Sing it loud and proud, Ginny! I don't remember ever hearing the other verses of this song before.

Harry122
09-28-2014, 02:43 PM
"On the Wings of a Nightingale" was the final Billboard hit for the Everly Brothers, recorded in 1984. It was written by Paul McCartney for Phil and Don. It's a beautiful song, I wish I could do it justice.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZFiehVCo8g&feature=youtu.be

greenie44
09-28-2014, 03:35 PM
One take on this great song by Phil Collins.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPXRXS6KOJA&feature=youtu.be

uke4ia
09-28-2014, 06:10 PM
While listening to air songs, I was just reminded of a Paula Kelley song, "Friday Came", with the lyrics:

Throw your body down into the air
Throw your body down into the air

The air is full and lush
Suspends the sky and grass
You're there between the gusts
Who cares why you're there in the smoky air
I said, who cares why you're there
We are there, we're floating in the air

It's not on YouTube or I'd post the original song.

uke4ia
09-28-2014, 06:21 PM
lelouden - Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) - I really like this rhythm for the song. Sort of a bossa nova feel. This is a very nice performance. I'm trying to figure out why, for the song BLUE Skies, the thumbnails on the right for recommended videos are all for golden colored sunsets.

bird's eye view of my ukelele - The Big Sky (Kate Bush) - Well done. The Seasons have now inspired several Kate Bush covers, and that's a good thing. Maybe someone can follow this up with Cloudbusting. I've got this album, but for some reason I've never listened to it much.

UkeyDave - The Air That I Breathe (Hollies) - This is a really great job, Dave, for a song that you performed an hour after printing out the chords. I recently pitched the Seasons to uke groups in Boston and Worcester, telling them how much it had improved my ability to pick up a song quickly. This is a great demonstration of that skill. And this is a song I was hoping to hear this week.

Harry122 - Big Blue Skies (original) - This is a really nice original, Randy. Thanks for doing it. Just a simple line like "big blue skies" makes me think about how the sky looks, whether a sky looks bigger if it's totally clear or has a few clouds to it (for scale).

Jazzbanjorex - The Air That I Breathe (Hollies) - Great job, Rex. I'm glad to give you an excuse to play this song. This was one of the songs I wanted to hear this week, so I'm glad you and UkeyDave did it. Watching this, I was thinking that the body on that uke looks unusually thick, but I guess it's no thicker than my tiple. I like the washboard and little hot sauce bottles in the background.

BigDaddyUker
09-28-2014, 06:22 PM
This is a stretch for me...


http://youtu.be/M-YlqZbqWC8

redpaul1
09-29-2014, 01:35 AM
UkeyDave - The Air That I Breathe (Hollies) -
Jazzbanjorex - The Air That I Breathe (Hollies) -

Credit where credit's due :) The Air That I Breathe is actually a Hammond/Hazelwood number, first recorded by Albert Hammond himself on his '72 Album "It Never Rains In Southern California"

Phil Everly recorded the song also, in '73; a year before the Hollies released their cover.

Radiohead's 'Creep', which was inspired by TATIB, ended up being in fact so similar that H&H are now credited as co-authors, along with Thom Yorke and his chums, and receive half the royalties.

RAB11
09-29-2014, 03:34 AM
Right, thought of a song for this week this morning, one that I love but haven't heard in ages. Spent the morning looking at tabs and reminding myself of it, thinking great, I can do this.

Just came on the radio. Absolute sign that it must be done.

Was there a song limit for this season by the way? Not going for UkeyDave's 16 but I've got a few lined up if I have the time.

bonesigh
09-29-2014, 03:51 AM
"All I Need is the Air That I Breathe" was the first song I thought of too so my version is on the way (: Love all the songs done so far! Great job guys and great theme!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-29-2014, 04:17 AM
Was there a song limit for this season by the way? Not going for UkeyDave's 16 but I've got a few lined up if I have the time.
jim said if you feel the need to do more than four vids this week, you might wanna go get some therapy

but he didn't say you COULDN'T do more than four..............................

RAB11
09-29-2014, 05:21 AM
jim said if you feel the need to do more than four vids this week, you might wanna go get some therapy

but he didn't say you COULDN'T do more than four..............................

Admitting I have a problem is the first step.

I dunno what the other steps are and I don't wanna find out.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-29-2014, 05:31 AM
Admitting I have a problem is the first step.

I dunno what the other steps are and I don't wanna find out.
i'm addicted

but i don't care!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-29-2014, 05:40 AM
second vid from me - only half way to needing medical help, according to jim's rule #7 :cool:

"in the clouds" by all about eve


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLwjO-9A5mQ

cua94
09-29-2014, 05:44 AM
I don't think anyone did this one yet, I said season 138 by accident but this was my best take.


http://youtu.be/oeGNntcfMqM

UkeyDave
09-29-2014, 06:35 AM
Credit where credit's due :) The Air That I Breathe is actually a Hammond/Hazelwood number, first recorded by Albert Hammond himself on his '72 Album "It Never Rains In Southern California"

Phil Everly recorded the song also, in '73; a year before the Hollies released their cover.

Radiohead's 'Creep', which was inspired by TATIB, ended up being in fact so similar that H&H are now credited as co-authors, along with Thom Yorke and his chums, and receive half the royalties.
Thanks again for the correction Paul. It seems in my haste to get the video out I've failed to give due credit as you have rightly pointed out. I've subsequently taken the video down.
The similarity with Creep though is subjective claptrap in my view. (the bridge chord progression doesn't exist in Creep). How on earth they ever won that court case is beyond me. I think the judge must have been sniffing some illegal substance that day. :-)

auntieuku
09-29-2014, 08:34 AM
"Air is Everywhere" - a little ditty from the musical "Hair" (60s version). Kind of a nihilist Schoolhouse Rock vibe...
:)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCm7lmILyjI

wee_ginga_yin
09-29-2014, 09:48 AM
Flashback... in need of headphones.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7pqfHsSNmo

dickadcock
09-29-2014, 10:08 AM
Here's one by Bud and Travis, later done by others. Cloudy Summer Afternoon.


http://youtu.be/-Qd0bUKodqA

dickadcock
09-29-2014, 10:18 AM
A Woody Guthrie kids' song -- Ship in the Sky


http://youtu.be/jUVroTkEKbg

uke4ia
09-29-2014, 11:16 AM
Thanks again for the correction Paul. It seems in my haste to get the video out I've failed to give due credit as you have rightly pointed out. I've subsequently taken the video down.

You could have just corrected the info on the YouTube page for the video. You didn't have to delete the video. If you've posted a replacement video, you need to set it to "Public".

UkeyDave
09-29-2014, 11:46 AM
You could have just corrected the info on the YouTube page for the video. You didn't have to delete the video. If you've posted a replacement video, you need to set it to "Public".
I introduced it as a Hollies song on the video so couldn't adjust the info Jim.

uke4ia
09-29-2014, 11:53 AM
Well, it was a Hollies song and that's how most people know it. They just weren't the first ones to do it. It's not that big a deal.

barefootgypsy
09-29-2014, 12:05 PM
Well, it was a Hollies song and that's how most people know it. They just weren't the first ones to do it. It's not that big a deal.Dave, I hope you'll post the song again.... you did it beautifully. Awful shame not to post it.....

decaturcomp
09-29-2014, 01:07 PM
sloppy first takes r us

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s2-lmrUQf8

uke4ia
09-29-2014, 03:03 PM
Harry122 - On the Wings of a Nightingale (Everly Bros.) - (redpaul, I know it was written by Paul McCartney, I'm still calling it an Everly Brothers song!)
Good job. Doing an Everly Brothers song is like doing the Beach Boys a couple of weeks ago -- it's tricky to do a one-voice cover of a band best known for its harmonies. You pulled it off well. I missed this song when it came out. Things go full circle: When the Beatles got started, they were trying to sound like the Everlys ("Love Me Do", for instance), and in the '80s McCartney wrote this song for the Everlys.

greenie44 - In the Air Tonight (Phil Collins) - Very soulful vocal, Rick. It was interesting how you sped up the strum on the choruses instead of doing like the original and getting louder after the last verse. This is another song that I really wanted to hear this week, and that I wouldn't mind hearing multiple versions of. Though your version may scare other people off.

BigDaddyUker - They Call the Wind Maria (Lerner and Loewe) - Very nice. Thanks for bringing this song. I always thought the song was spelled Mariah, and Wikipedia says Mariah Carey was named after the song. But this is the correct spelling. For those who haven't seen the movie "Paint Your Wagon", you're missing the opportunity to see young Clint Eastwood sing.

bird's eye view of my ukelele - In the Clouds (All About Eve) - A catchy song done well. All About Eve didn't make a ripple in the U.S. In fact, I'd never heard of them until you did this song.

cua94 - They Call the Wind Maria (Lerner and Loewe) - Lovely singing. Thank you for doing this song. Paint Your Wagon was more popular than I realized, because we've already had two versions of this song. Looking on-line, I find that the song was sung in the movie by Harve Presnell, who I can safely say I've never heard of.

auntieuku - Air (Hair) - Thanks a lot for singing this! This is a song I wasn't so sure we'd hear this week, but it was one of the first ones that came to my mind when I chose the theme. One of my brothers had the Hair Broadway soundtrack, and I listened to it a lot in my formative years.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-29-2014, 03:16 PM
another kate bush song

jim mentioned this song in his comment on the other kate bush song i did

and said maybe someone would do this one too

when he said someone

i thought immediately of me!

"cloudbusting"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNVZZR5dqYE

CeeJay
09-29-2014, 03:22 PM
This is well dodgy ...it is my take on what I think I hear when I improvise this particular tune...like what I am doing here......


http://youtu.be/TFacONh4P0Q

Harry122
09-29-2014, 05:12 PM
A Mighty Wind is the title song to one of the funniest musical "mocu-mentaries" ever made. It features awkward lyrics, pompous, punctuated chord changes and one of the best double-entendres this side of George Formby. Enjoy this faux folk tune!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKi7FCjirLc&feature=youtu.be

Jazzbanjorex
09-29-2014, 05:30 PM
Well, it was a Hollies song and that's how most people know it. They just weren't the first ones to do it. It's not that big a deal.

I second the "It's not that big a deal" comment.

bonesigh
09-29-2014, 06:40 PM
1st offering..........
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHN1CvKGi-o&feature=youtu.be

uke4ia
09-29-2014, 06:49 PM
well...
except its 137 NOT 136 sheesh
math is hard!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzj9pbXSMbc

Right now, this is about one breath long. It's supposed to be more than 6 seconds long, isn't it?

Jazzbanjorex
09-29-2014, 06:57 PM
Wind is air that's in a hurry.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AktTFUQp9s&feature=youtu.be

decaturcomp
09-29-2014, 07:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fF0hnoNb_4

The fixed version... except that this STILL isn't season 136

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-29-2014, 08:05 PM
weegingayin dared me to do "the air that i breathe"

so i did

i didn't listen to anyone else's versions of this first, because i thought i would be intimidated out of doing it myself, once i heard everyone else's fabulousness, but now i think i've missed ukeydave's version all together...

:iwant:

here's mine...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixwyeRgkoiU

thank you for the dare, weegingayin, i never would have tried this song without you

wait - who's that - eh? what do you mean................. that would have been a good thing???????!!!!!!!! :eek: how very dare you!

UkeyDave
09-29-2014, 09:08 PM
Dave, I hope you'll post the song again.... you did it beautifully. Awful shame not to post it.....
Yep. I will once I've eradicated the mistake.

UkeyDave
09-29-2014, 09:19 PM
Thanks to Redpaul for pointing out my error on Air that I breathe. I've now sorted it so it doesn't credit the wrong artist and the link will now work again. I wasn't trying to make an issue out of it. I just wanted to ensure I didn't credit the wrong artist. Anyway, its sorted now. My apologies.

UkeyDave
09-29-2014, 10:28 PM
I second the "It's not that big a deal" comment.
I wonder if THIS (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HglphdXqMg) guy would agree? ;-)

Tootler
09-29-2014, 11:09 PM
Well, it was a Hollies song and that's how most people know it. They just weren't the first ones to do it. It's not that big a deal.

I agree with Dave. It's essential to credit the songwriters. I credit the songwriters on the video and mention who's recorded the song in the info. If the song is well known, there will be Wikipedia page. I like to find out about the songs I video.

Peterjens
09-30-2014, 12:07 AM
I am adding Middle of the Air to my song list after listening to pabrizzer's version.
Thanks for sharing.

Rustyy
09-30-2014, 12:30 AM
Lot of words in each line of this song. My tongue had trouble getting around some of them, and practice didn't seem to help
Hope it fits the theme.


http://youtu.be/Q4s_Xk64lLw

Tootler
09-30-2014, 05:46 AM
Catch The Wind.

When this first came out, Donovan was described as "Britain's Dylan". You can see why with his guitar and harmonica style at that time but really this song was quite different lyrically from Dylan's songs of that period and I think Donovan was always his own man anyway.


http://youtu.be/b8maE824k8k

redpaul1
09-30-2014, 06:50 AM
I second the "It's not that big a deal" comment.

I kinda second it too :-o


For the record (ha! see what I did there?): Dave, could you not have just used the 'annotation' editor in YT and put in a speech bubble saying 'Oops, wrong attribution' over the 'errant' segment, rather than going to the bother of re-recording the whole thing?

At the moment, I don't have a computer (I've lent mine to a friend that needed one more), so only get to check in once a day. It was just a 'fun fact'. I'd no idea I'd caused so much trouble.

UkeyDave
09-30-2014, 07:46 AM
I kinda second it too :-o


For the record (ha! see what I did there?): Dave, could you not have just used the 'annotation' editor in YT and put in a speech bubble saying 'Oops, wrong attribution' over the 'errant' segment, rather than going to the bother of re-recording the whole thing?

At the moment, I don't have a computer (I've lent mine to a friend that needed one more), so only get to check in once a day. It was just a 'fun fact'. I'd no idea I'd caused so much trouble.
Who said I'd re-recorded the whole thing? It suddenly occurred to me that I could just edit out the introduction. It was no trouble. It's important to me to ensure that I credit the right artist. I made a mistake, you corrected me, I corrected my mistake. It really aint a big deal. I am immensley impressed by your endless font of knowledge Paul and look forward to your next correction. ;-)

Milliron
09-30-2014, 11:01 AM
Published on Sep 30, 2014
SOTU 137 AIR. Song's with the word sky, wind.... I think this qualifies:) This is the first song I have done on my new;) Vintage Harmony Baritone Ukulele. I have it strung with Living Water Strings (Custom Low G). GCEA tuned a whole step down. Basically tuned like a Tenor Ukulele only a step down.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ9CGVCF2D8

LBColosimo
09-30-2014, 12:02 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVzipGMIQ0M
My Cover of Blue Skies by Tom Waits. Season 137!

BigDaddyUker
09-30-2014, 12:20 PM
Wind is air that's in a hurry.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AktTFUQp9s&feature=youtu.be

DAMN you Jedi Rex!

UkeFoote
09-30-2014, 12:25 PM
Hey Jim and Seasons Gang -
Here's a two song medley with wind as the theme: Donovan's "Catch the Wind" into "Wind Cries Mary" by Jimi Hendrix. My apologies to Geoff who already posted a sweet version of "Catch the Wind":

http://youtu.be/jhG4uK4FLx4

Jazzbanjorex
09-30-2014, 01:28 PM
DAMN you Jedi Rex!

What did I do? If you were going to do "Against The Wind" don't let me stop you. The more renditions the merrier I say.

Tootler
09-30-2014, 01:53 PM
Hey Jim and Seasons Gang -
Here's a two song medley with wind as the theme: Donovan's "Catch the Wind" into "Wind Cries Mary" by Jimi Hendrix. My apologies to Geoff who already posted a sweet version of "Catch the Wind":
http://youtu.be/jhG4uK4FLx4

No need for apologies. Multiple versions are good.

Tootler
09-30-2014, 02:03 PM
Who said I'd re-recorded the whole thing? It suddenly occurred to me that I could just edit out the introduction. It was no trouble. It's important to me to ensure that I credit the right artist. I made a mistake, you corrected me, I corrected my mistake.

That occurred to me and I was going to suggest it but I think you'd already redone it before I saw the discussion

Tootler
09-30-2014, 02:11 PM
Lot of words in each line of this song. My tongue had trouble getting around some of them, and practice didn't seem to help
Hope it fits the theme.

http://youtu.be/Q4s_Xk64lLw

I found the same problem when I did Satisfaction many seasons ago - and a chord change practically every word in the verses. :old::music:

uke4ia
09-30-2014, 02:31 PM
wee_ginga_yin - I Wanna Ride the Wheel of God - Horror of horrors -- there's no ukulele in this! (Gasp)

dickadcock - Cloudy Summer Afternoon (Bud & Travis) - Nice. This is another song I'm not familiar with. You use an interesting combination fingerpicking/strum style on this.

dickadcock - Ship in the Sky (Woody Guthrie) - You really have this folk style down. Good job! I didn't know this song, so I looked up the lyrics for this one and I'm glad I did. It's an interesting bit of songwriting Woody did here.

decaturcomp - Call Me the Breeze (J.J. Cale) - Great bit of blues playing, Alan! I love the changes of tempo in this. If this is the sloppy first take, I can't imagine what it would sound like after you polished it up.

bird's eye view of my ukelele - Cloudbusting (Kate Bush) - Very nice. I'm scared to say anything more, lest it be taken as a suggestion for you to do another song. ;)

CeeJay - Foggy Mountain Breakdown (Flatt & Scruggs) - Wait a minute! That's not a ukulele! Another video with no uke! I guess I shouldn't hurt its self-esteem, as a banjo it obviously aspires to be a uke. Nice playing. 1st SOTB.

Harry122 - A Mighty Wind (Guest/Levy/McKean) - Thanks! It's been a while since I've seen that movie. "A carpenter and a cowboy" -- one of Lewis Caroll's more forgotten poems.

MikeOnTheUke
09-30-2014, 02:58 PM
I found the same problem when I did Satisfaction many seasons ago - and a chord change practically every word in the verses. :old::music:

I realized a few seasons ago that I tend to gravitate towards songs like that. Part of the fun, for me at least, is the crazy tonguetwisting parts of songs. That or I'm musically sado masochistic. Eh 6 of one, half a dozen of the other, as they say.

uke4ia
09-30-2014, 03:08 PM
I always found that songs with lots of chord changes tended to sound best on ukulele. It offsets the lack of sustain.

----------------------------

More comments:

bonesigh - The Air That I Breathe (Hollies) - Oh no, you've joined the BEVOMU/Dick Adcock school of Seasonistas who avoid the camera! Very nice version, Janet. Who's doing the harmonies? Is that you? I remain among those who think the lyric is "Peace came upon me and it leaves me weak".

Jazzbanjorex - Against the Wind (Bob Seger) - Cowboys ride against the wind? Why is that? Are they trying to sneak up on the cows? Listening to Bob Seger makes me think of GM commercials. And whether even he can tell the difference between "Katmandu" and "That Old Time Rock 'n Roll". But never mind my stream of consciousness babbling, you did a very good version of this song.

decaturcomp - Breathe (Pink Floyd) - I'd thought of "Goodbye Blue Sky", "Learning to Fly", even "Great Gig in the Sky", but somehow this one didn't come to mind. I'm glad you thought of it.

bird's eye view of my ukelele - The Air That I Breathe (Hollies) - I've got to check my punch card, but I think that with one more version of The Air That I Breathe, I get a free latte! Luckily, the song that everyone chose this week is a song that holds up well with repeated listening. Thank you, and thanks to Rob for getting you to play it. Let's see, I've got a list of another half dozen songs for you to do!

Jazzbanjorex
09-30-2014, 03:23 PM
Jazzbanjorex - Against the Wind (Bob Seger) - Cowboys ride against the wind? Why is that? Are they trying to sneak up on the cows? Listening to Bob Seger makes me think of GM commercials. And whether even he can tell the difference between "Katmandu" and "That Old Time Rock 'n Roll". But never mind my stream of consciousness babbling, you did a very good version of this song.


Cowboys ride against the wind because you don't want to be down wind of the herd.

Jazzbanjorex
09-30-2014, 03:26 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqKTY4iOL4c&feature=youtu.be

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-30-2014, 03:30 PM
Let's see, I've got a list of another half dozen songs for you to do!
oh good! is this one on it?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_9DG0O-eHY

"kiss the sky" by shawn lee's ping pong orchestra featuring nino mochella

with some photos of the sky over bits of the sussex coast

i know this is my fifth vid in a week where if you do more than four you must be mad

:uhoh: what can i say??????????????

P.S. if it doesn't count because you can't see the uke, then fair go, at least it means i'll have only done 4 vids that count, and therefore can perhaps be considered sane?

maybe... :anyone:

uke4ia
09-30-2014, 04:33 PM
Cowboys ride against the wind because you don't want to be down wind of the herd.

Good point

uke4ia
09-30-2014, 04:51 PM
oh good! is this one on it?

"kiss the sky" by shawn lee's ping pong orchestra featuring nino mochella

with some photos of the sky over bits of the sussex coast

i know this is my fifth vid in a week where if you do more than four you must be mad

:uhoh: what can i say??????????????

P.S. if it doesn't count because you can't see the uke, then fair go, at least it means i'll have only done 4 vids that count, and therefore can perhaps be considered sane?

maybe... :anyone:

No, the only Shawn Lee stuff I've listened to is the Soul in the Hole album. I was thinking of things like Kate Bush "Kite", Lily Allen "Air Balloon", Kerli "Walking on Air", and the Fifth Dimension "Up, Up and Away". I've got a couple I'm working on if I can find a moment to record them, one well-known and one obscure.


Then there's King Crimson's "I Talk to the Wind", which I'd love to hear someone here do. Are you here this week, Greyghost? When I first looked the chords up on Ultimate Guitar TAB years ago, it included the chord H7. That had me stymied for days. Finally a friend thought to Google it. Turns out it's sometimes used in Germany to mean B7.

Also, when the Miyazaki movie "Kiki's Delivery Service" was first issued on VHS in English, they put in two good songs by Sydney Forest, "Soaring" and "I'm Gonna Fly". These songs were removed from later DVD releases of the movie. I found the chords on Ultimate Guitar TAB, but I won't be doing either one this week. Maybe Jon will swing by -- he's a big Miyazaki fan.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCVoKhGgShc

bonesigh
09-30-2014, 05:07 PM
I'm a Miyazaki lover too!

NOW, I suggest you go tinkle before you watch this...I'm warning you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNsI8Vj21L8&feature=youtu.be

Barbablanca
10-01-2014, 02:41 AM
As soon as this week's theme was announced I knew which one of my songs would fit the bill. This is a song written in the dark days of Reagan & Thatcher when Britain was better known as U.S.A.F. ONE. - I lived in the East of England where cruise missiles were being sited and where exercises involving screaming tank buster aircraft would take place at treetop level just above my caravan.

I joined the peace protesters outside many a USAF base and this was one of the songs I wrote for the occasion. Thankfully, the looming nuclear conflict between the USA and the USSR never materialised, but sadly, the song is still relevant, only the enemy has changed.

The last verse was based on a poster I used to have as a student. It read: "The cost of feeding, clothing and educating the world's poor would be $XXX (don't remember the exact sum). This is an enormous amount of money - It is what the world spends on armaments every two weeks".


http://youtu.be/Fm1odObU96k

PS The following is a quote from Thomas Paine (co-author of the American Declaration of Independence). In his "The Rights of Man" published in 1792 (Pelican Classics P.167) he states:

"Every war terminates with an addition of taxes and consequently with an addition of revenue. In any event of war.... the power and the interest of Governments are increased.... To establish any mode to abolish war, however advantageous it might be to Nations, would be to take from such Governments the most lucrative of its branches. The frivolous matters upon which war is made, show the disposition and avidity of Governments to uphold the system of war, and betrays the motives upon which they act".

How sad that 222 years later it still sounds so contemporary.

bonesigh
10-01-2014, 04:01 AM
Okay, so it's not new but I think perhaps it belongs in this thread. Plus, you guys can learn it for Christmas! (:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JW-VOe4trg

ksiegel
10-01-2014, 04:49 AM
I was going to do this for the Fifties Season, but family issues got in the way ... amazing how much time it takes to care for an elderly relative, once you find out what is going on...

Anyway, here's a song recorded by Nat King Cole, Betty Hutton, Lady Gaga, Michael Bubule, Richard Thompson... and undoubtedly a lot more people. I've loved it since the first time I heard it, 40-something years ago. never tried to play it until now.


http://youtu.be/zzi1qCj21GQ


-Kurt

VegasGeorge
10-01-2014, 04:59 AM
Kurt, I can't say how long its been since I heard that song. It's great, and you're great too. Thanks for that!

mythinformed
10-01-2014, 05:02 AM
Heres an oldie from 1926 'Blue Skies' Irving Berlin.........


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbRR4XHJk6A

Dougf
10-01-2014, 06:13 AM
Great theme, Jim. Yet another song about rainbows, plus it has a couple of references to air.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVACmQ0JV7I

Barbablanca
10-01-2014, 06:43 AM
I hope someone is planning to do Thunderclap Newman's "Something in the Air" this week! (or has it been done and I missed it?)

ddanner
10-01-2014, 08:22 AM
Just got back from the Ohio Ukulele Campout.2 last night. I probably should have practiced this a bit more, but since half the week was nearly gone, I was anxious to get at least one video uploaded and in the mix. I hope you enjoy: (Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend.


http://youtu.be/cK7zwMcxWfo

strumsilly
10-01-2014, 08:55 AM
I can't believe Bob Dylan's "BLOWING IN THE WIND" has not been done yet, or has it? I guess I'll have to. now where are my harmonicas?

UkeyDave
10-01-2014, 09:04 AM
Four Strong Winds - Ian Tyson. I have done this before for a different season but this is a new recording for this week.
My favourite version of this song is this one by Neil Young (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP9UjLeLN5A). I highly recommend it if you've never heard it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi4KX2yljSA

lelouden
10-01-2014, 10:04 AM
Just letting you all know that the wrap up video is posted over on season 136. :D

RAB11
10-01-2014, 11:00 AM
So this is that song I thought about on Monday that then came on the radio which I took as a sign that I should play it. It's by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and is called Aeroplane. The original features some of the funkiest bass you'll ever hear, Flea was on his game.

Anyway, this is very tenuous. Planes can be found generally in the sky, yes, but this is a metaphorical one. Got something else in the works too.


http://youtu.be/1ovpLsrpkRs

uke4ia
10-01-2014, 11:14 AM
Credit where credit's due :)Radiohead's 'Creep', which was inspired by TATIB, ended up being in fact so similar that H&H are now credited as co-authors, along with Thom Yorke and his chums, and receive half the royalties.

"Creep" came on the car radio this morning. In one of the choruses, Yorke sings a few falsetto notes that sound like the melody at the start of the verse in The Air That I Breathe. That was the only similarity I heard between the two songs. Neither the chord pattern, melody, or rhythm in Creep were reminiscent of The Air That I Breathe.

peewee
10-01-2014, 11:56 AM
This air thing isn't all rainbows and unicorns. Here's a tune from the point of view of someone so severely paranoid that he hates the air for betraying him, or something??

I thought Jim might appreciate the weirdness of it. It was a challenge to get the chords worked out, this is the result of a couple of semi-correct charts I found, along with lyrics from elsewhere.
Talking Heads "Air" from Fear of Music, 1980

http://youtu.be/zxgver3Dog0


http://youtu.be/zxgver3Dog0

RAB11
10-01-2014, 11:59 AM
I haven't played anywhere near enough Powderfinger songs in the seasons.

Allow me to rectify this. This is from their album 'Dog Days at the Hotel Existence' and is inspired by the novel 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime'


http://youtu.be/SSwL8MSiE8k

redpaul1
10-01-2014, 01:27 PM
I recorded this on Tuesday, in between waiting for paint to dry. In the meantime, I see Janet's got here before me. Anyway, here's my one for this week. Another #1 from the Hollies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZd_VBlfLTM

CeeJay
10-01-2014, 01:31 PM
I recorded this on Tuesday, in between waiting for paint to dry. In the meantime, I see Janet's got here before me. Anyway, here's my one for this week. Another #1 from the Hollies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZd_VBlfLTM

You are obviously a very private man Paul , and I appreciate that ....but hey ...can we at least watch the video...please ,huh? may we ....go on ...let us.....?

redpaul1
10-01-2014, 02:00 PM
You are obviously a very private man Paul , and I appreciate that ....but hey ...can we at least watch the video...please ,huh? may we ....go on ...let us.....?

Be careful for what you wish for, CJ. OK?

uke4ia
10-01-2014, 02:29 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u6N82hbU_Q

I did my well-known song and obscure song today. This is the obscure one. It's "Clouds" by Cibo Matto, a song from 15 years ago. CIBO MATTO 1999!

CeeJay
10-01-2014, 02:35 PM
Be careful for what you wish for, CJ. OK?

Oh I always am....I never ever gets what I wants...only what other bastroids think I need ......Arf arf....cool Paul version ....85 Shopping days .....
bloody hell !!! Where went the annus 2014 ? I'm only just getting used to it !! Not had the wear out of it yet !

uke4ia
10-01-2014, 02:44 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95XRnGvPQns

And here's the well-known song. Seals & Crofts.

Jazzbanjorex
10-01-2014, 03:58 PM
From the band Kansas off their debut album.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_EL-WqmyM4&feature=youtu.be

lelouden
10-01-2014, 04:10 PM
Here is a quick Joni Mitchell....no, not one take! Those don't exist for me, but 3 takes...Yep! Can you believe it!

Me neither and Ill never tell the truth about it:)

This is one verse and then.....Well everybody knows that dogs, toddlers, food and a Mom spells trouble!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCj1Fxn4Q1I&feature=youtu.be

decaturcomp
10-01-2014, 04:29 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qvysp4w2-8w

uke4ia
10-01-2014, 05:15 PM
Rustyy - Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones) - This is really great, Rusty. You'd made it seem like this song was giving you a lot of trouble, but you sure make it seem effortless in this video. Berni and CJ's troubles with the lyrics reminds of when Mick and Keith were portrayed in the Cerebus comic book as two princes that no one could understand: "I fear tha' Prince Keef has parta'en once more o' the illici' frui' o' the poppy."

Tootler - Catch the Wind (Donovan) - Good job, Geoff. I listened to the original Donovan version, and I can see why people thought he sounded like Dylan. The songs I remember didn't have the same resemblence. I saw Donovan in the first rock concert I ever went to -- he was the lead-in for Yes in 1977.

Milliron - Dust in the Wind (Kansas) - Very nice, Laurie. I'm ashamed to admit that this song hadn't occurred to me at all for this week until you posted it. CJ's comment makes me think that Kansas and Toto would be a natural to do a tour together on the nostalgia circuit.

LBColosimo - Blue Skies (Tom Waits) - Fantastic singing, Lynette. You have a great voice. I look forward to the day you and Mattydee do a duet. This is a song I hadn't heard before. I thought it was going to be the Irving Berlin song.

UkeFoote - Catch the Wind/Wind Cries Mary (Donovan/Hendrix) - Great medley, Brian. I've been acquainted with the Donovan song for a full 15 minutes, since I watched Geoff's version. I really like your version of the Hendrix song, especially as you transition into it from the first song.

Jazzbanjorex - Love Is in the Air (John Paul Young) - Thanks for bringing this one, Rex. Somehow I missed this song back when it was a big hit. When I looked on-line, I saw two different citations for who wrote this song, one of them being Vanda-Young (Easybeats, Flash and the Pan). I hope it's them, I liked Flash and the Pan.

bird's eye view of my ukelele - Kiss the Sky (Shawn Lee) - I glad you do this "one more". I really like this song. Or maybe it's just your performance. Please excuse me while I listen to you sing Kiss the Sky.

uke4ia
10-01-2014, 06:47 PM
Barbablanca - Hand Back the Air (original) - I'm with Doug, it's a great concept for a song. This is a more forceful strum than I've usually heard from you, it really helps make the lyric feel more passionate. This is one of my favorites among your songs.

bonesigh - Walking in the Air (Howard Blake) - This is really beautiful. I don't remember seeing you do much fingerpicking before. I remember the movie (it's possible I have an old VHS somewhere around here with it), but I'd completely forgotten that it contained a song.

ksiegel - Orange Colored Sky (Nat King Cole) - This is great, Kurt. Very skillful. This was a song that came to mind when I chose the theme (came to mind = showed up in my iTunes library search), but I figured the chance of anyone playing it was pretty slim. I know this song from Richard Thompson's cover in his "1000 Years of Popular Music" show.

mythinformed - Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) - Well done. I once had a bad experience with this song as the soundtrack, so I didn't think I would want to hear it this week. But you and Linda have both done very enjoyable versions of it. By the way, I've been really lax at watching Seasons videos lately, so I think this is the first one of yours I've seen. I belatedly wish you welcome to the Seasons.

pabrizzer
10-01-2014, 10:01 PM
paoriginal for this season

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOwOs6vYn68

Rustyy
10-01-2014, 11:44 PM
This one is a bit of a message song from Jack Johnson. It fits the theme by having "sky" in the title.


http://youtu.be/YZc1n23CpM0

pabrizzer
10-02-2014, 02:30 AM
Rough take at the theme song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QNMJqN4udQ

Tootler
10-02-2014, 06:32 AM
Here's another from me. It would have fitted last week's theme as well - in fact, I think someone did do it.

Last from me this week as I am off to Holland for a Uke Festival on Saturday and tomorrow is a busy day.


http://youtu.be/bousoifUgvA

redpaul1
10-02-2014, 07:57 AM
Ik ook zal in het Nederland zijn; waar ik hoop Geoff te ontmoeten, en te spelen samen onze ukuleles :)

Mijne laatste ook - een ander nummer en van het Hollies :)


http://youtu.be/I1t4UvIBSYM

mythinformed
10-02-2014, 08:08 AM
mythinformed - Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) - Well done. I once had a bad experience with this song as the soundtrack, so I didn't think I would want to hear it this week. But you and Linda have both done very enjoyable versions of it. By the way, I've been really lax at watching Seasons videos lately, so I think this is the first one of yours I've seen. I belatedly wish you welcome to the Seasons.
Thanks for the welcome, I've posted one or two vids but still get tremendously nervous as a newbie. ;)

xommen
10-02-2014, 08:19 AM
Not sure if somebody tried this already, but here is my take on in the Air Tonight by Phil Collins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssFAVnY_Yzc

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-02-2014, 08:29 AM
"Creep" came on the car radio this morning. In one of the choruses, Yorke sings a few falsetto notes that sound like the melody at the start of the verse in The Air That I Breathe. That was the only similarity I heard between the two songs. Neither the chord pattern, melody, or rhythm in Creep were reminiscent of The Air That I Breathe.
i totally agree

RAB11
10-02-2014, 08:41 AM
i totally agree


Call me crazy but I could hear a lot of similarities in the version you did Linda. The chord progression during the verse more than anything but there was something there.

mythinformed
10-02-2014, 09:02 AM
This videos an interesting take on the 'Creep' and 'Air that I breathe' debate.........(Its actually a fantastic cover)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XbogWA-riU

redpaul1
10-02-2014, 09:34 AM
"Creep" came on the car radio this morning. In one of the choruses, Yorke sings a few falsetto notes that sound like the melody at the start of the verse in The Air That I Breathe. That was the only similarity I heard between the two songs. Neither the chord pattern, melody, or rhythm in Creep were reminiscent of The Air That I Breathe.

i totally agree

Call me crazy but I could hear a lot of similarities in the version you did Linda. The chord progression during the verse more than anything but there was something there.

Not crazy at all. I could hear the similarities in the verse in Linda's (top notch*) version too. That inspired me to check the chord progressions in each song. They're identical:
The Air That I Breathe (http://www.guitaretab.com/h/hollies/8488.html) - C E F Fm C, round and round, all the way through;
Creep (http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/r/radiohead/creep_crd.htm?ab_group=player_combo&utm_expid=18438345-117.Xl9Y1cGLRGGq9QYsTE9P2A.1) - C E F Fm C, round and round, all the way through.

*All the versions have been top-notch btw :)

Edit: Just seen mythinformed's video - case proved, m'lud :)

Edit #2: Just seen a great quip on the essential difference between the two songs:


"The Air That I Breathe" - when he has a girl
"Creep" - when he doesn't
:)

dickadcock
10-02-2014, 09:42 AM
Season 137 — Something in the air ...

Nothing but a Breeze by Jesse Winchester.
My favorite line is "…I wanna live with my feet in Dixie and my head in the cool, blue North".
… remembering Jesse. 1944-2014. (he deserves SO much better than this , but …)



http://youtu.be/10wMwoRtnIY

pabrizzer
10-02-2014, 09:51 AM
Mijne laatste ook - een ander nummer en van het Hollies :)


Humor?
.....

redpaul1
10-02-2014, 10:13 AM
Humor?
.....

Bile probably :cool:

UkeyDave
10-02-2014, 11:15 AM
Not crazy at all. I could hear the similarities in the verse in Linda's (top notch*) version too. That inspired me to check the chord progressions in each song. They're identical:
The Air That I Breathe (http://www.guitaretab.com/h/hollies/8488.html) - C E F Fm C, round and round, all the way through;
Creep (http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/r/radiohead/creep_crd.htm?ab_group=player_combo&utm_expid=18438345-117.Xl9Y1cGLRGGq9QYsTE9P2A.1) - C E F Fm C, round and round, all the way through.


No no no, I'm not having that.
Absolutely NOT the case.
Creep does go round and round all the way through with that chord progression.
The Air that I breathe has different progression during the Bridge and the chorus follows different pattern too. Only the verses have the progression you posted Paul.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-02-2014, 01:35 PM
Call me crazy but I could hear a lot of similarities in the version you did Linda. The chord progression during the verse more than anything but there was something there.
i wonder if it's the old upstrum and the pared-down uke-ness of it all? getting everything down to the bare bones of the songs, which may be where any alleged similarities are or indeed are not



This videos an interesting take on the 'Creep' and 'Air that I breathe' debate.........(Its actually a fantastic cover)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XbogWA-riU
wow that was fab. random piffle comment : i love how they do the percussion



Linda's (top notch*) version

Edit #2: Just seen a great quip on the essential difference between the two songs:

"The Air That I Breathe" - when he has a girl
"Creep" - when he doesn't

:)
a. thank you!

and b. maybe that's just it - i sing like i haven't got a girl :(



No no no, I'm not having that.
can i get away with saying i agree with EVERYONE on this???

uke4ia
10-02-2014, 03:39 PM
Dougf - A Rainbow Is Nothing (original) - A lovely original, Doug. Even a science nerd love song would be easy to mess up without the proper touch. "Your visible wavelength spectrum makes me want to pick up my plectrum..." (Along the right side of the YouTube screen right now, there's nothing but ukulele covers of Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Rainbow Connection - that's why I banned those two songs.)

ddanner - Ghost Riders in the Sky (Stan Jones) - Great stuff. I heard this a lot when the Outlaws' version came out. That's a great right hand technique you have there. I'm used to people playing the beat, and chunking for extra rhythm in between, but you're doing the opposite. The chunking is carrying the beat on 2 and 4.

UkeyDave - Four Strong Winds (Ian Tyson) - This is a very catchy song. I've never heard it before. The song really fits your voice, this just sounds good all the way around. (I'm in a time machine -- YouTube says I posted my comment minus-two seconds ago.)

RAB11 - Aeroplane (Red Hot Chili Peppers) - I will admit that when I'm 15 videos behind in commenting, and I saw this one is 5:23 long, my first reaction was a little yelp, like when Daffy Duck whispers "Mother!" But this was really good, Ryan, and totally worth putting the time in.

peewee - Air (Talking Heads) - YES! Not only was I hoping someone would play this song, I was specifically hoping that YOU would play it. All week long, I've been thinking "Some people never had experience with air." But you, sir, you have. Thankyouthankyouthankyou

RAB11 - Head Up in the Clouds (Powderfinger) - Catchy song. I don't know the song or the band. I don't think they made much of a dent in the U.S.

lelouden
10-02-2014, 04:14 PM
Call me crazy but I could hear a lot of similarities in the version you did Linda. The chord progression during the verse more than anything but there was something there.

By George! I think I'm getting credited for Lynda's work :D

TCK
10-02-2014, 04:24 PM
I knew exactly what song I wanted to do when I read the challenge, but I had a problem. My wife is a wine chemist and is working 14 hour days right now- was not going to happen. I sent Linda a message asking her to get in her car and drive to Cloverdale to do the song with me...
She could not do that, but we managed to work it out.
I am so grateful Linda did the song with me- I HAD to do it....once it is in my head it has got to come out.
I reckon she improved my solo take greatly- Thanks again Linda!
Four Strong Winds- Ian and Sylvia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So3MbfKXO0U&feature=youtu.be

pabrizzer
10-02-2014, 05:03 PM
I knew exactly what song I wanted to do when I read the challenge, but I had a problem. My wife is a wine chemist and is working 14 hour days right now- was not going to happen. I sent Linda a message asking her to get in her and drive to Cloverdale to do the song with me...
She could not do that, but we managed to work it out.
I am so grateful Linda did the song with me- I HAD to do it....once it is in my head it has got to come out.
I reckon she improved my solo take greatly- Thanks again Linda!
Four Strong Winds- Ian and Sylvia


Linda and Dave - a top seasons moment here.
Really enjoyed that.

TCK
10-02-2014, 06:09 PM
Thanks Pa! Sure was fun to see when Linda worked her magic
Linda and Dave - a top seasons moment here.
Really enjoyed that.

uke4ia
10-02-2014, 06:18 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXMeZwO2qZ0

I'd forgotten how creepy the video for this song is. But we're getting into the Halloween season, so it's all good.

uke4ia
10-02-2014, 06:34 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo9Fja5x04o

Na na na-na na na (had to put in 10 characters)

Millerjames111
10-02-2014, 06:41 PM
So this looks like fun!
My name is james and this is my first post. There was a lot of debate in my house as to what song to do but this is one of my favorites and I think it fits the criteria.
Sorry I had to drop it down a little cause I have a cold. Hope you enjoy.


http://youtu.be/GGN0KilTgVk

lelouden
10-02-2014, 07:37 PM
Linda and Dave - a top seasons moment here.
Really enjoyed that.

Thanks pabrizzer. I really enjoyed that too. Working with TCK....What a fun moment for me:)

lelouden
10-02-2014, 07:42 PM
So this looks like fun!
My name is james and this is my first post. There was a lot of debate in my house as to what song to do but this is one of my favorites and I think it fits the criteria.
Sorry I had to drop it down a little cause I have a cold. Hope you enjoy.

Hi James. That was great and you are right. The seasons are fun and a great place to be. Welcome aboard:D

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
10-02-2014, 08:18 PM
I made time to listen to a little R Kelly tonight.


http://youtu.be/dSnc4l1Or_E

PS I'm still dedicated to finishing up Season 132, but I'm still struggling to make time. Thanks again for the patience, all.

thesillydave
10-02-2014, 09:17 PM
howdy all! here's to air!

http://youtu.be/NR-VVPxYKwI
cheers!

UkeyDave
10-02-2014, 09:17 PM
I knew exactly what song I wanted to do when I read the challenge, but I had a problem. My wife is a wine chemist and is working 14 hour days right now- was not going to happen. I sent Linda a message asking her to get in her and drive to Cloverdale to do the song with me...
She could not do that, but we managed to work it out.
I am so grateful Linda did the song with me- I HAD to do it....once it is in my head it has got to come out.
I reckon she improved my solo take greatly- Thanks again Linda!
Four Strong Winds- Ian and Sylvia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So3MbfKXO0U&feature=youtu.be
Wow - absolutely wonderful. Had me harmonising along all the way through. That was really top drawer folks.

MikeOnTheUke
10-02-2014, 09:55 PM
Well... Been trying to get a better quality of recording lately, and this would have been my first video to combine the audio from my mic, and video from my only working camera, my phone's. Unfortunatly... the only good take I got had the audio file corrupted beyond repair/use... However, the audio on my phone still works, so the video file DOES have audio with it, and it's really not bad (thank heavens... I'm too sick to be doing several hundred takes. X3) Plus, I do enjoy this song very much, so I was really hoping to get my version of it up for this season.

So, happily salvaged from what could have been a major disaster for me, this is my take on "Spirit In The Sky" by Norman Greenbaum.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fq3SK6XOb8

lelouden
10-02-2014, 10:07 PM
Wow - absolutely wonderful. Had me harmonising along all the way through. That was really top drawer folks.

Thanks Dave. Wish I could've heard that:)

frisbee fred
10-03-2014, 07:56 AM
Challenging song to sing and play for me. Don't really know how good professionals are until you try some old standards like this. I enjoyed learning a couple of chords that were right out of a Dougf video.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt-qQOYiOIE&feature=youtu.be

29moons
10-03-2014, 08:44 AM
Two weeks in a row! Oh golly, I'm hot today. This is 'The outdoor Type' by the Lemonheads from the awesome movie 'The Tao of Steve.' Everyone should check out this flick. I hope you enjoy.


http://youtu.be/sf7rx7G-6QA

UkeCan1
10-03-2014, 11:05 AM
Jim Beloff and his wife Liz ... of Daily Ukulele, Flea, Fluke, Flea Market Music, Magic Fluke fame ... do a song called "Rare Air". Many credit them with the current uke boom.

Just sayin'.


http://youtu.be/3LGO33Gyp6A

Markwo
10-03-2014, 12:45 PM
I've had no time to record this week, so this is what you get. I just couldn't let a Season go by without me! This is a simple song from Pearl Jam.


http://youtu.be/bPwKgXC3pCo

ddanner
10-03-2014, 01:48 PM
...

greenie44 - In the Air Tonight (Phil Collins) - Very soulful vocal, Rick. It was interesting how you sped up the strum on the choruses instead of doing like the original and getting louder after the last verse. This is another song that I really wanted to hear this week, and that I wouldn't mind hearing multiple versions of. Though your version may scare other people off.


I'm glad you wanted to hear multiple versions of this one, and I see that at least one other has covered this since greenie44's (AKA: Big King Velour) outstanding job, so let me make it a threesome!

I thought this would be a good one to try multi-tracking on, but I'm starting to think that video editing frustrations are very counter productive to self improvement on the ukulele. :o

I tried accompanying myself on a second video capture using my tenor resonator, but once again it sounded horrible when I started mixing the multi-tracks. Right now, it is hard enough blending both the video and audio from two files captured simultaneously with two different cameras. I'll keep workin' at it, though!

Hope you enjoy my take on, Phil Collins', "In The Air Tonight."


http://youtu.be/0JZzTyNIMAs

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-03-2014, 03:28 PM
jim, if you've had a right gutful of me this week then please just kick this over to the island

otherwise this is my sixth :uhoh: for the season

"sky meets heaven" by madonna

i say i say i say, do you like madonna?

yes, i'm mad on 'er. MAD ON 'ER. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... never mind


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5x3b1GOCqY

bnolsen
10-03-2014, 03:40 PM
my apologies for this is a repeat of another seasonista. Second take, kids came home!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeqZM3366v0

Garydavkra
10-03-2014, 04:32 PM
This is my entry for the week. It's been a while but, here is an original song called "You and Me".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQrWzmNhcXc

uke4ia
10-03-2014, 04:48 PM
redpaul1 - Walking in the Air (Howard Blake) - After hearing your version and Janet's, I need to find time to go back and watch "The Snowman" again. I've seen the movie, but I'd completely forgotten the song.

Jazzbanjorex - Lonely Wind (Kansas) - Good job, Rex. I didn't know this song. I never listened much to some of the North American prog bands like Kansas and Rush. When you're not a painfully earnest rock band, "My lonely wind must blow" is a pretty funny lyric.

lelouden - Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell) - Very nice, Linda. It would have been fine if you'd done the whole song. But since I've got 15 more videos just to get caught up, I guess it's just as well you didn't. ;) I mostly know this song from the Judy Collins version, I think your approach is closer to Joni's original.

decaturcomp - Something in the Air (Thunderclap Newman) - Nice playing and singing, Alan. Lynda's right, the bari sounds very good here. I wasn't thinking of this as a theme song when I named the week, the phrase just suited the theme better than "In the Air Tonight". The original of this song just a little before my time, I know it from the Tom Petty cover.

pabrizzer - You Got Me Floatin' on a Cloud (original) - This has a beautiful, relaxed, bluesy feel. Thanks, Pa! This is really something special.

Rustyy - Traffic in the Sky (Jack Johnson) - At first listen, this sounds like a fairly heavy song with lyrics meant to come at the subject indirectly, at an oblique angle. Then I Googled the song, and found I didn't even know the half of it. Whoof. Now I'm sad, and I think I need to go skritch Eisley on the nose for a bit.

pabrizzer - Something in the Air (Thunderclap Newman) - That's a nice, rockin' take on this. I think I need to click here on the right and listen to the original Thunderclap Newman version. I have no idea how it sounded originally -- I only know the Tom Petty cover.

Tootler - The Wayward Wind (Lebowsky/Newman) - Well done, Geoff. I was listing for my wife several of the songs that had been done this week, and this is one she remembers fondly. She says she used to hear the Gogi Grant version all the time.

uke4ia
10-03-2014, 06:45 PM
redpaul1 - Learning to Fly (Tom Petty) - I saw you post this, and immediately had to click on it and find out whether it was the Tom Petty song or the Pink Floyd one. This is the one I like better of the two. This makes two songs off my Petty Greatest Hits CD this week. Woo Hoo!

xommen - In the Air Tonight (Phil Collins) - Yeah! Good job, Wim. I'm glad you didn't let Rick's version scare you off. I can handle several versions of this song for this Season. And I know I've got another from Dennis coming up farther down the playlist.

dickadcock - Nothing but a Breeze (Jesse Winchester) - "In the shade of the old paw-paw." Having always lived in New England, I've never had a paw-paw (or a mulberry, or an American persimmon). But an NPR article from a month ago says an Ohio farmer is trying to popularize the paw-paw, putting it into baked goods, beer, etc. This fills me with hope for the future.

TCK - Four Strong Winds (Ian & Sylvia) - Yeah! Two very strong versions of this song this week, with this fantastic duet and a great version by UkeyDave. That's one extreme close-up, Dave.

Millerjames111- Daniel (Elton John) - Welcome to the Seasons, James! My wife and I agree this fits the theme. It's got flying, clouds, and sky. Your voice really fits this song well. I look forward to hearing what you have to play in the future.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters - I Believe I Can Fly (R. Kelly) - Holy crap, that was great, Ralf! I love that intro. There's a purple-pink reflection off your glasses when you look into the camera. It gives a rose-colored glasses sort of impression, which really fits the song.

thesillydave - Let's Go Fly a Kite (R.B. Sherman/R.M. Sherman) - :applauds: Classy, and yet silly! You've got me nostalgiac now. This is one of the songs I used to play from my Disney songbook for my daughter when she was little. She had marginally better luck with kites than Charlie Brown.

MikeOnTheUke - Spirit in the Sky (Norman Greenbaum) - You did a nice, lilting version of this. Thanks for bringing this. I wondered if someone would play it this week. Hope you feel better soon. I need to go listen to the original now -- I just looked the song up on Wikipedia and there's a long discussion of how some guitar parts that I don't remember were played. I also learned that Bauhaus once did a cover; that I'd love to hear. (I listened to both the original and the Bauhaus after I posted this comment on YouTube.)

ukuleledaddy
10-03-2014, 07:19 PM
Not much time at all this week to put anything together. Did my best with this one by The Moody Blues.
Voices In The Sky.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPp9q1KiiWo&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA

pabrizzer
10-03-2014, 07:55 PM
Speak to the Sky a Rick Springfield song. (Pretty corny INHO).
First time I have played my new chromatic harmonica - a bottom of the range Hohner Chrometta 10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgPeR_d5LLs
Just 4 from me - I think I'm OK season addiction wise.

pabrizzer
10-04-2014, 12:48 AM
Oh. I just checked and have done 5. OK I have a problem.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-04-2014, 01:21 AM
i've done 6, i feel bad, poor jim is snowed under with vids, i just... couldn't... STOP. i'm blaming his fab theme but really it's my uke and seasons addiction and jim is paying the price :(

dickadcock
10-04-2014, 01:52 AM
dickadcock - Nothing but a Breeze (Jesse Winchester) - "In the shade of the old paw-paw." Having always lived in New England, I've never had a paw-paw (or a mulberry, or an American persimmon). But an NPR article from a month ago says an Ohio farmer is trying to popularize the paw-paw, putting it into baked goods, beer, etc. This fills me with hope for the future.


I was disappointed to find, as an adult, that paw-paws which my mother had sung about are not the same as papayas. I had a papaya tree in my yard in East Africa, and my Ridgeback hound loved it when one fell off ripe and burst open.

I was more familiar with local foods growing up like chinquapins and muscadines. Mulberries were a nuisance, to me, as a large tree next to my basketball goal kept the ball stained purple. Not cool, back then.
~ Dick

dickadcock
10-04-2014, 01:58 AM
Oh. I just checked and have done 5. OK I have a problem.

To be fair, I think you should be allowed to do any number of Ricky Nelson songs, and they should only count as one. ;)

Tootler
10-04-2014, 04:48 AM
Tootler - The Wayward Wind (Lebowsky/Newman) - Well done, Geoff. I was listing for my wife several of the songs that had been done this week, and this is one she remembers fondly. She says she used to hear the Gogi Grant version all the time.

I only discovered the Gogi Grant version when I was looking the song up for this season. Text Ritter had a hit with it in the UK in the 50s and it was covered in the early 60s by UK singer Frank Ifield. It's Frank Ifield's version I remember. I wasn't that keen on Gogi Grant's version. I love the song, though.

Markwo
10-04-2014, 06:54 AM
Here's a quickie. This is a pretty little song that always sounded like a lullaby to me.


http://youtu.be/dWI-sPmVXok

Markwo
10-04-2014, 07:28 AM
Here's another one-taker today. This is Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz done reggae style. I was going to do it for Reggae Week, but went with other songs. It seems like there are always more ideas than time.

http://youtu.be/CR8fXHOrWTI

Jazzbanjorex
10-04-2014, 07:47 AM
I only entered three vids this week. I must of run out of air....

That, and lighting took out my modem Thursday morn. Back up this Saturday but I think there are too many Honey Do's on the list to get another Air song in.
Maybe....

ddanner
10-04-2014, 08:16 AM
Oh. I just checked and have done 5. OK I have a problem.

Wish I had that kind of problem! Four is the most I've ever managed to do. Don't know how some of you get as many done as you do - especially as good as you do them!

ksiegel
10-04-2014, 08:34 AM
My 2nd and final for the season - Sky Pilot, Eric Burdon and the Animals, 1968. Sorry, no bagpipes or bombing sounds.


http://youtu.be/xfeeF5PB0p0

RAB11
10-04-2014, 08:43 AM
I was toying with this all week but the tongue-twisting put me off a bit. Markwo gave me the push though and it's most unlike me to pass up the opportunity to spam the seasons with Jack White.


http://youtu.be/Nyk5hRgfKOE

Markwo
10-04-2014, 09:02 AM
I was toying with this all week but the tongue-twisting put me off a bit. Markwo gave me the push though and it's most unlike me to pass up the opportunity to spam the seasons with Jack White.

One of us had to do it. I'm glad it was you. Nice job mate!

Jazzbanjorex
10-04-2014, 09:21 AM
My version of Blue Skies for the Blue Skies playlist.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QslELlcG0E&feature=youtu.be

peewee
10-04-2014, 09:32 AM
Here's a song that's like an artist's dream of the future that has largely come true.
We are having Santa Ana winds in Southern California at the moment, so here is a two chord wonder: "The Listening Wind" again by Talking Heads.
http://youtu.be/LVPD779ZDnc


http://youtu.be/LVPD779ZDnc

lelouden
10-04-2014, 10:16 AM
I would've done this song if I could've found my tap shoes. Dang it!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwl-rLtfupU

Pabrizzer did a version (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeyBoi27eCs) for season 119.

Heres a straight forward version by Perry Como (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SniXA7yTMwg).

Heres a fun version now that things are cooling off by Lucy and Desi (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCTYo3_Ij1U).

CeeJay
10-04-2014, 10:48 AM
Next one from me is this one and then there may be another later one to come next ....still to come .......I've really made a hash of this......


http://youtu.be/DRwqW8UMIZc

UkeCan1
10-04-2014, 11:28 AM
I only entered three vids this week. I must of run out of air....

That, and lighting took out my modem Thursday morn. Back up this Saturday but I think there are too many Honey Do's on the list to get another Air song in.
Maybe....

Lighting took out your modem? It requires darkness to operate?

C'mon, honeydew one more!

greyghost
10-04-2014, 12:34 PM
It's been a busy week, but I'm finally joining the party! Here's my take on Phil Collins.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1NJcGaL1Mc

librainian
10-04-2014, 02:19 PM
This song by Harry Nilsson appears on one of my favorite childhood albums of all time - "The Point" If you have never heard this album I suggest you seek it out and play it for your kids. They will thank you for it! I was pleased to be able to work out this arrangement by ear and would be interested to hear opinions or suggestions on it. I really wanted to add some melodica or harmonies to a multi-track effort but time was against me this week. I need to allow time to watch and comment after all! You blokes with 5 or more videos, how do you do it?? ;)

Cheers all!


http://youtu.be/WDasR7GC3us



P.O.V. Waltz - Harry Nilsson [The Point] arr: Andrew Morse
Lyrics and Chords:

And /G/ suddenly, the strangest things are happening
I hope it's not the /D7/ last time, last time
I had a drink or two an hour so ago,
it made me think of you
And now I know it's not the /G/ last time, (last time)

/G7/ Flying high up in the sky, I wonder why
I think I'm gonna fall, think I'm gonna /E7/ fall
But /A/ there I go again, I'm up again,
there I go again I hope this isn't /D7/ all
/G/ Hey, but as long as were /C/ up here
We might as well /A7/ stay in sweet /D7/ harmony

/G/ Ya la la lada /D7/ laaaaa!
/D7/ La la la lada /G/ laaaaa!

/G7/ Flying high up in the sky
I wonder why I have to have another
/C/ point of view to /A7/ see me through

But /D7/ now I think I'm gonna fa-a-a-all,
I hope this isn't a-a-a-all
And on top of that
I hope it's not the last /G/ time

Doo doo doo /C/ doo doo dooooo
Doo doo doo /A7/ doo doo dooooo
Doo doo doo /D7/ dooooo

PhillyV
10-04-2014, 03:05 PM
Here's my entry for the season. I apologize now cause I am not Robert Plant.



http://youtu.be/4lVAMlRAeDk

Jazzbanjorex
10-04-2014, 03:17 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D-C3QT5lWM&feature=youtu.be

bonesigh
10-04-2014, 04:07 PM
I think this needed to be in the season. After all it really was a windy day today here in Berryville, Va. Hope you enjoy it :cheers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksdxj8iatsQ&feature=youtu.be

uke4ia
10-04-2014, 06:51 PM
This is as much as I could get through before fatigue and pumpkin ale made me too punchy:


frisbee fred - Fly Me to the Moon (Bart Howard) - Very nice, Fred. It sounded like a lot of the toughest chords were probably in the ending. Tough parts of songs should always be near the beginning, so when you get past that part the rest of the song will be clear sailing.

29moons - The Outdoor Type (Lemonheads) - This is a catchy song. I don't know that it fits the theme. But I'm glad to see you back in the Seasons the last few weeks.

Markwo - Thin Air (Pearl Jam) - Good stuff, Mark. This has nice chord changes in it. "Byzantine is reflected in our pond"? I have no idea what that means. That's a more byzantine use of the word byzantine than in the New Pornographers' "Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk".

ddanner - In the Air Tonight (Phil Collins) - This is a more uptempo version of this song than I've heard before. A nice strum for it. I forgot to mention in other comments that I really like the fret markers on that uke.

bird's eye view of my ukelele - Sky Fits Heaven (Madonna) -
So. Very. Very. Many. Videos.

So.

Many.

: puts forefinger between lips, vibrates it up and down: bi-bi-bi-bi-bi-bi-bi-bi-bi....


bnolsen - Orange Colored Sky (Nat King Cole) - Nice singing and playing. While the audio is working, I can't get the video to play right. I'll have to try it again tomorrow.

Garydavkra - You and Me (original) - A really enjoyable original. And I loved the cameos. I think you only did a million and thirty two takes to take advantage of those cameos. ;)

ukuleledaddy - Voices in the Sky (Moody Blues) - Thanks a lot, Sean, for bringing some Moodies. (The judges would also have accepted "Fly Me High".) I'm glad you could find the time to do this. Nice job.

pabrizzer - Speak to the Sky (Rick Springfield) - Nice intro. What's the little plunger at the end of the harmonica for? Is that like the spit valve on a trumpet?

Markwo - Little Black Rain Cloud (R.B. Sherman/R.M. Sherman) - Winnie the Pooh didn't make much of an impression on my daughter when she was young. But to this day, whenever it rains really hard and I'm looking out a window, I think "Oh, the rain, rain, rain came down, down, down in rushing, rising riv'lets..."

wee_ginga_yin
10-04-2014, 09:51 PM
I have been so busy this week with the laying foundations for a log cabin that I have not
had the chance to participate, but here is a flashback of a Robert Burns poem
O' aw the airt's the wind can blaw with a drive around the neighbourhood in the dead
of winter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnJzTpiZIM8

Millerjames111
10-04-2014, 09:54 PM
This one should fit. Here is a cover of champagne supernova " in the SKY" working on a new strum. Thanks for watching.
http://youtu.be/itMI2n11aj8

Raygf
10-05-2014, 06:47 AM
Here's a short contribution to the season. Thanks for hosting.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5_ooowkNl4

Dougf
10-05-2014, 07:47 AM
I recently installed a K&K Aloha Twin pickup, so I thought I’d try it out on my instrumental arrangement of Django Reinhardt’s “Nuages”.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWExk5BkPKs

Just notice the running length is 137, kind of a cool coincidence.

PhillyV
10-05-2014, 09:58 AM
Alright, gang. Looks like my daughter has been bit by the seasons bug. Her name is Mia and here is her very first entry. Show some love.



http://youtu.be/OXqEZSwBLlQ

elmann
10-05-2014, 10:13 AM
'bout the joy to fly: Over the mountains


http://youtu.be/5MIsM8jqj6g

myrnaukelele
10-05-2014, 10:26 AM
I'm heading home to Alaska tomorrow- I found a few minutes to record today. Here's an old gospel tune made famous by the Carter Family.

http://youtu.be/jIQpDO2WvdY

Markwo
10-05-2014, 11:31 AM
Here's my last one-taker for the Season! Blue Kazoo Skies


http://youtu.be/IP4bzVggZdk

mattydee
10-05-2014, 12:30 PM
I had grand designs for a different song this week, but the week got away from me, so that idea got shelved. This is a tune I have been wanting to learn for a while though, so I jumped on the bandwagon, and quickly worked up this arrangement.


http://youtu.be/yh2dkOTRg2A

pabrizzer
10-05-2014, 03:11 PM
paoriginal
What Happened to the Blue Skies?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyhjyttQVhQ

librainian
10-05-2014, 05:42 PM
A last minute entry for Season 137 and I even got the number right this time! Making his debut appearance at the seasons- my father Harry on tenor ukulele and me on soprano. I don't think anyone has done this song this week. Perhaps it's been overdone? Anyway.. we had fun with it. This is his first online video posting ever.

Here's "Flaming Ukulele In The Sky!"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKg6Tqex7bs

bonesigh
10-05-2014, 06:01 PM
Found this in a list of "Air" songs (:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMSQ1vCxZJU

uke4ia
10-05-2014, 06:52 PM
Found this in a list of "Air" songs (:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMSQ1vCxZJU

Good find, Janet. I decided to spend tonight's watching the Patriots game instead of uke videos. I will try and finish commenting on the last 20 or so videos by Tuesday. And I'll choose the winners after I've finished commenting.

I was hoping Greyghost would do King Crimson's "I Talk to the Wind". There's still a few hours before midnight Hawaii time, but odds are no one is going to do it at this point. So here's an old video of me playing King Crimson on the tiple:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WB7cjvbt2M

uke4ia
10-06-2014, 05:08 PM
Thanks to the 49 people who took part in Season 137! We had in the mid-90s in new videos done. By my count, we had 5 versions each of "Blue Skies" and "The Air That I Breathe", and 4 versions of "In the Air Tonight". The two songs I was most surprised that we didn't hear were "Blowing in the Wind" and "Up, Up, and Away". I was pleasantly surprised that no one did "Leaving on a Jet Plane".

I just noticed a few minutes ago that I hadn't put Greyghost's video into the playlist. It's worth taking a look at making sure that all the videos you did are on the playlist. If I missed any, please let me know.

uke4ia
10-06-2014, 05:34 PM
Markwo - Fly Away (Lenny Kravitz) - I like this. A whole different rhythm than we're used to hearing this song with. Almost a shuffle.

ksiegel - Sky Pilot (Animals) - The playing style gives this sort of an Appalachian feel. The rhythm isn't that much different than the original, but having that simple change of notes within the rhythm gives it a whole different feel.

RAB11 - The Air Near My Fingers (Jack White) - It's a good thing you do what Markwo tells you. This was really good.

Jazzbanjorex - Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) - I was thinking the same thing as Linda - it started as a bluesy version then moved into a croon. I don't keep count of my takes, I just categorize them as "not many" or "too many".

peewee - Listening Wind (Talking Heads) - I saw the word "Mojique" and immediately thought "Holy crap, he did THAT song?" I did not expect to hear "Listening Wind" this week. There was a time in the '80s when I would imagine the chorus of this song as a meditative tool to clear my thoughts. For some reason, this is among the 21 songs in my Talking Heads Anthology book of sheet music. So was "Air."

CeeJay - Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (Williams/Goodwin) -
I always thought this song really dated from the '10s or '20s. I didn't know until now that the song was written for the '60s movie. Very well done, especially going into that ending instrumental. You sort of took the week full circle back to Foggy Mountain Breakdown.

greyghost - In the Air Tonight (Phil Collins) - This is the fourth version of this song for the Season, and the closest one to the original version. Which is appropriate for a prog-rock fan. It was a very different sound to hear it on an 8-string this time.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-07-2014, 01:29 AM
I was pleasantly surprised that no one did "Leaving on a Jet Plane".
oh i really love that song!

if you'd said you didn't wanna hear it sooner, i could have made it my seventh for the week

;)

redpaul1
10-07-2014, 08:11 AM
By my count, we had [snip] 4 versions of "In the Air Tonight" [/....]

[..../] greyghost - In the Air Tonight (Phil Collins) - This is the fourth version of this song for the Season, and the closest one to the original version.

I'm sorry to keep banging on about originals and correct attribution, but surely everyone knows that Phil Collins has to pay royalties to Guy (below) everytime 'Something In The Air' is performed?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkRLPdCccFE?

greyghost
10-07-2014, 01:10 PM
Good find, Janet. I decided to spend tonight's watching the Patriots game instead of uke videos. I will try and finish commenting on the last 20 or so videos by Tuesday. And I'll choose the winners after I've finished commenting.

I was hoping Greyghost would do King Crimson's "I Talk to the Wind". There's still a few hours before midnight Hawaii time, but odds are no one is going to do it at this point. So here's an old video of me playing King Crimson on the tiple:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WB7cjvbt2M

Oh man! I wish I'd thought of that one! I may have to head over to the Island....

uke4ia
10-07-2014, 01:32 PM
oh i really love that song!

if you'd said you didn't wanna hear it sooner, i could have made it my seventh for the week

;)

Whew! Dodged a bullet there! :stop:

uke4ia
10-07-2014, 01:35 PM
Oh man! I wish I'd thought of that one! I may have to head over to the Island....

If you want to do a late version, I'll put it into the playlist in place of mine. The chords on the intro and verse are:

E Cmaj7 Gmaj7 A B7


The chorus is:

E Gmaj7 E Gmaj7 E Gmaj7 A B7 A B7

greyghost
10-07-2014, 01:51 PM
If you want to do a late version, I'll put it into the playlist in place of mine. The chords on the intro and verse are:

E Cmaj7 Gmaj7 A B7


The chorus is:

E Gmaj7 E Gmaj7 E Gmaj7 A B7 A B7

I actually rushed right out and did it already, but I ended up with a very similar (not identical) chord sequence. I just posted it on the Island, but I'll put it here too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8aD6c7uocw
The string action on the 8-string defeated me today...

thunderflea
10-07-2014, 05:34 PM
The season has passed, but I thought I should record the song anyway since I kind of learned it. As I ended the song, I heard my wife pulling up in her car and our dog barked to let him out so he can greet her.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZf7WdbBNSw

uke4ia
10-07-2014, 06:17 PM
librainian - P.O.V. Waltz (Nilsson) - Very nice. That's a great arrangement. Somehow I missed this movie when I was a kid and ever since. In fact, I tend to get it mixed up in my mind with "The Phantom Tollbooth", another movie from around that time that I also missed.

PhillyV - Going to California (Led Zeppelin) - :holds up cigarette lighter: That was flat-out fantastic. Both the singing and playing were excellent. I think you may have broken wee ginga yin's Seasons record for most reverb in a video.

Jazzbanjorex - Look for the Silver Lining (Kern/DeSylva) - Still in Satchmo mode after Blue Skies. I would have looked for the silver lining, but I was too busy looking for the union label. I like the Kilroy wall hanging.

bonesigh - Windy (The Association) - Nice job, Janet. It took me a moment to realize that what I thought was an intro was the melody slowed down from the tempo I'm accustomed to.

wee_ginga_yin - Of a' the airts the wind can blaw (Robert Burns) - This is very entertaining, Rob, both for the ear and eye. The combination of the scenery and the light effect is great. This would make a good video for my song "Light on the Road".

UkeCan1
10-08-2014, 07:20 AM
Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one turning in late homework for this Season. This is the first Season I've missed since 92. That's 45 weeks ... nearly a full year. I'm really bummed about it ... I had every intention of participating. I don't miss Seasons. Ever.

I chose my two songs on Sunday, riding back from the Ohio Ukulele Campout. I spent the day Monday unpacking ... and stirred up some dust that my respiratory system had a strong negative reaction to ... and is still recovering from.

But I wasn't going to let a little ... well ... air trouble ... stop me.

I worked on my two songs when I was well enough, and I still had plenty of time to get them done on Sunday. And then ... my computer decided it doesn't want to talk with my webcam any more.

So, Sunday arrived, I was all set ... and I could not make any videos!

I'm still working on resolving that. But then late Monday I realized I used to make videos on my old computer ... and that (now retired out-of-service) should still work. And so, this morning, I finally got to make this.

I post it here anyway, because, honestly, this Season would not be complete without "Up in the Air, Junior Birdmen" ... would it?!

Since I can't play uke and do the gestures simultaneously, I sang it twice ... once with uke, once with the "mask".

Come on, do it with me, you all. You know you want to.


http://youtu.be/fDGKLi_VRlY


My second entry was going to be "Windy". Of course. Because, you know ... my song. At least that's what everyone used to tell me when it was on the radio and I was very small. Really heartbroken I didn't get to do that.

(For similar reasons (yes, I got sick from dust two weeks in a row!), I worked really hard on and failed to complete "Wendy" for Beach Boys week. A really fun pairing that would have been. Waah.)

uke4ia
10-08-2014, 05:43 PM
Millerjames111 - Champagne Supernova (Oasis) - Very nice. Your first week in the Seasons, and you have already learned the art of the bonus track.

Raygf - Jayne's Blue Wish (Tom Waits) - Great job, Ray! Beautifully sung AND beautifully played. This is the second Tom Waits song this season. I hadn't heard either of them before this.

Dougf - Nuages (Django Reinhardt) - The pickup sounds good, now you just need to run it through a compressor, flanger, and Echoplex! This got me to go looking on YouTube to find out what the original sounded like. But the video that says it's the original is apparently someone else's cover. C'est la vie.

PhillyV - A Whole New World (Rice/Menken) - Congratulations, Seasonista! This is a great debut. I hope your wrist is feeling all right.

elmann - Over the Mountains (Reinhard Mey) - Very nice. That's a great video, doing a duet with yourself. Is that a real washtub bass? Thanks for doing the English lyrics for this song.

myrnaukelele - Meeting in the Air (Carter Family) - Nice job, Myrna. You framed this scene beautifully in the video, it looks like a gorgeous day there. You might have to sing louder when you play a Flea, that plastic bowl kicks out a lot more sound in front of you than you hear sitting behind it. My old Fluke was the same way.

Markwo - Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) - Very light-hearted and fun, especially with Kermit looking over your shoulder. I really liked that arpeggio intro.

mattydee - Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) - I think that of this week's Blue Skies covers, this one best captures the feel of the original song's era, from the hat to the plastic fretboard to the Movie-Tone News microphone to the Cliff Edwards-esque mouth trumpet.

pabrizzer - What Happened to the Blue Skies (original) - Wow! Another original! You are one prolific man. Nice piece of blues, and I like the harp solos.

librainian - Flaming Ukulele in the Sky (Pops Bayless) - This is great! Thanks to Harry for taking part this week. I wasn't surprised no one had done this song, because I had never heard of it until you two played it. The ukulele finally gets its rightful place in the grand cosmic scheme.

greyghost - I Talk to the Wind (King Crimson) - Thanks for doing this one! After you did that great version of "Epitaph", I figured this would be right in your wheelhouse. And it was! Now you've got me thinking that I want to play this at my open mic next week.

thunderflea - Up, Up and Away (Fifth Dimension) - All right! I'm glad you did this, even if it's late. I added it to the playlist. You did your usual great job on it. I remember hearing this a lot when I was a kid, I think one of my brothers had the album. I recently picked up a 5th Dimension Greatest Hits album, for songs like this and "Stoned Soul Picnic".

UkeCan1 - Up in the Air, Junior Birdmen (?) - I don't recall ever hearing this before, Wendy. Or hearing of the organization that inspired it. The Internet doesn't seem to know who wrote the song. Yow, not only do I not want to, I can't GET my hands to bend into the position you have yours in!

ksiegel
10-09-2014, 04:27 AM
UkeCan1 - Up in the Air, Junior Birdmen (?) - I don't recall ever hearing this before, Wendy. Or hearing of the organization that inspired it. The Internet doesn't seem to know who wrote the song. Yow, not only do I not want to, I can't GET my hands to bend into the position you have yours in!

You aren't alone...

71694

UkeCan1
10-09-2014, 05:10 AM
You aren't alone...

71694

That's awesome! Where's that from?

Clearly I am going to have to make a video demonstrating how to form the mask. :)

UkeCan1
10-09-2014, 10:01 AM
UkeCan1 - Up in the Air, Junior Birdmen (?) - I don't recall ever hearing this before, Wendy. Or hearing of the organization that inspired it. The Internet doesn't seem to know who wrote the song. Yow, not only do I not want to, I can't GET my hands to bend into the position you have yours in!

Okay, Jim. Liz already figured out the gesture on her own over at Season 138. So this one's for you:


http://youtu.be/m1cyvQm7P8Q

The trick is leverage. Normal humans (me included) cannot get the hands flipped all the way over without it. The leverage comes from your face.

Place the last three fingers on each hand along the side of your face, wherever they fall naturally along the jawline once you have your hands flipped as far as they'll go on their own. Then press the "goggles" onto your eyes. Tada!

Come play along ... it's super fun!


PS for Jim: I believe the proper attribution for the song is the Junior Birdmen of America association.

Barbablanca
10-09-2014, 11:22 AM
Clearly I am going to have to make a video demonstrating how to form the mask. :)

Bob Dylan taught me how to do it ;)

UkeCan1 2.0
10-09-2014, 11:34 AM
Bob Dylan taught me how to do it ;)

Say what?! I had to look this up. What is this from?!

http://awkwardpicturesofbobdylan.tumblr.com/image/61433398576

ksiegel
10-09-2014, 03:19 PM
The comic is called "Ink Pen", by Phil Dunlap

http://www.gocomics.com/inkpen/2014/10/08


That's awesome! Where's that from?

Clearly I am going to have to make a video demonstrating how to form the mask. :)

My wife can do it - I don't bend that way. (g)


-Kurt

uke4ia
11-15-2014, 04:46 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi_ge0EInpY

My apologies for taking such a long time to finish up this season. There were 49 official entrants for this week. I did not include UkeCan1 and thunderflea, because their submittals came after the deadline, or wee ginga yin, whose submittals were older videos. I will PM the winners with the t-shirts they get to choose between.

frisbee fred
11-15-2014, 05:00 PM
Great season, Jim. Lots of good entries to choose from. It does seem like a disproportionate number of people named Li(y)nda won, though.........

CeeJay
11-15-2014, 05:04 PM
Great season, Jim. Lots of good entries to choose from. It does seem like a disproportionate number of people named Li(y)nda won, though.........

Damn it Holmes ...he thought he'd used the random number generator but got it mixed up with the random Li(y)nda generator.

lol

uke4ia
11-15-2014, 05:19 PM
Great season, Jim. Lots of good entries to choose from. It does seem like a disproportionate number of people named Li(y)nda won, though.........


It is not lost on me that I used Random.org, which Wikipedia told me was a "true random number generator", and it selected Linda, Lynda, and Lynette. If I was selecting based on an alphabetical list rather than by numbers, I would be worried.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-15-2014, 05:39 PM
lol! random linda generator! you guys!

yay for me, yay for the other gals with lin/lyn kinda names, yay for girl power, obviously i mean mature woman power but it doesn't have quite the same ring, yay for jim and yay for a fabulous season! fred just change your name to linda/lynda/lyn-something and have done with it!

lelouden
11-15-2014, 06:45 PM
Hahaha That random generator worked about as well as my raffle wheel that spit out 1,2 and 3. Use that same one next time to Jim. It seems to like us Lin/Lyn girls! Yeah baby:)

I do feel a little bad about your comment that it pays off to be obsessive. I am not obsessive at all! :music: :smileybounce:

This reminds me of a song.

Luck be Lin/Lyn tonight
Luck be Lin/Lyn tonight
Luck if you've been a Lin/Lyn to begin with
Luck be a Lin/Lyn tonight

lelouden
11-15-2014, 06:48 PM
Oooops, forgot to say thank you to you Jim for a fabulous week of ukeing. Great week and much appreciation to a fab host:)

uke4ia
11-15-2014, 07:10 PM
I do feel a little bad about your comment that it pays off to be obsessive. I am not obsessive at all! :music: :smileybounce:


That was regarding BEVOMU's selection, in reference to the 20 or 30 videos she submitted that week.

lelouden
11-15-2014, 07:17 PM
That was regarding BEVOMU's selection, in reference to the 20 or 30 videos she submitted that week.

Well then OK:)

Yes SHE has a true problem. LOL

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-15-2014, 07:47 PM
was it really only 20 or 30?????????? :biglaugh:

librainian
11-15-2014, 10:14 PM
Thanks Jim for a splendid season. I had lots of fun with my entries and watching all the cool ideas you all brought.

ddanner
11-16-2014, 05:38 PM
Thanks Jim for a great season and congrats to all the "L" ladies. I do think this cries out for a trio collaboration celebratory song, though, don't you?

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-16-2014, 05:46 PM
that's a great idea! i'll do the up strums, and the other L's can divvy up the down strums and the singing!

lelouden
11-21-2014, 01:31 PM
Got my shirt today in the mail Jim. Thanks a ton. I love it:)

Jazzbanjorex
11-21-2014, 03:32 PM
Great season. Congrats Winners.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-27-2014, 03:30 PM
oh wow my prize arrived today

yay for me

chord cheat t-shirt

it is gonna be soooooooooooooooooooooooo handy.................

"chords don't come easy"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mONhDNsyrFM

librainian
11-27-2014, 09:04 PM
Brilliant!! :worship:


oh wow my prize arrived today

yay for me

chord cheat t-shirt

it is gonna be soooooooooooooooooooooooo handy.................

"chords don't come easy"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mONhDNsyrFM

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-28-2014, 02:25 AM
Brilliant!! :worship:
lol! thanks, it is THE coolest shirt!

librainian
11-28-2014, 11:39 AM
And of course it is right side up for BEV vids.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-28-2014, 01:27 PM
yeah even the beano uke had to go upside down, for that shirt!

uke4ia
11-29-2014, 11:15 AM
And of course it is right side up for BEV vids.


I was glad she chose that shirt for that very reason.


Lynette, your shirt has shipped and will probably get there Monday.