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thejumpingflea
03-28-2009, 05:13 PM
Hey UU'ers,

For all that missed it, there was an AWESOME open mic tonight. So much great talent, it really made my weekend.

Guting blew my mind with his "Random", Dominic and Jeeper (the twin beards) had that awesome folk/acoustic sound with their vocals, mcrmt (sp?) played great, as did all the other players! Literally every act I saw was great. Kudos to SBB for playing Something and Russ did great closing!

I think we should have one of these monthly! (or every other week!) It is a great experiences for the performers; they get more experience playing live and gain more confidence in their playing, and it is also great for the listeners; they get to hear great music, and learn more about the uke! Not only this, but having these more often will allow more people to do them. (Maybe one month they can't, but the next they can) It will also get more attention to the UU I think.

I just wanted to see if other people agreed with me!

~TJF

SuperSecretBETA
03-28-2009, 05:21 PM
w00t! Yeah. I did much better in my afterparty broadcast. hahah. That was honestly my first live video feed performance, and I should've tackled something less complicated. I learned. Let's do it again!

khrome
03-28-2009, 05:22 PM
I would LOVE to see more open mics! But we have to keep in mind that Aldrine, Ryan, and Aaron run and do everything UU-related on their own free time so we have to take their schedules into consideration. If they can fit in more, then of course I'd watch! :D I had a blast seeing all the talent tonight. You are all AWSOME!

HaileISela
03-28-2009, 05:25 PM
Hey UU'ers,

For all that missed it, there was an AWESOME open mic tonight. So much great talent, it really made my weekend.

Guting blew my mind with his "Random", Dominic and Jeeper (the twin beards) had that awesome folk/acoustic sound with their vocals, mcrmt (sp?) played great, as did all the other players! Literally every act I saw was great. Kudos to SBB for playing Something and Russ did great closing!

I think we should have one of these monthly! (or every other week!) It is a great experiences for the performers; they get more experience playing live and gain more confidence in their playing, and it is also great for the listeners; they get to hear great music, and learn more about the uke! Not only this, but having these more often will allow more people to do them. (Maybe one month they can't, but the next they can) It will also get more attention to the UU I think.

I just wanted to see if other people agreed with me!

~TJF

couldn't agree more!

UkuLeLesReggAe
03-28-2009, 05:28 PM
yeh i would like to actually BE in one.

SuperSecretBETA
03-28-2009, 05:32 PM
we have to keep in mind that Aldrine, Ryan, and Aaron run and do everything UU-related on their own free time so we have to take their schedules into consideration.

Maybe we can spark some third-party to fill in when they're busy. I did a ustream broadcast after the show. No more solos for me for a while. :rofl:

Ahnko Honu
03-28-2009, 06:08 PM
ARGH... Was repairing my old ukulele and completely forgot about this. :rolleyes:

khrome
03-28-2009, 06:19 PM
Maybe we can spark some third-party to fill in when they're busy. I did a ustream broadcast after the show. No more solos for me for a while. :rofl:

Not a bad idea!

And I thought you did fine tonight! Look at how many people watched verses how many participated. It takes ballz to get up there. If I had a webcam, I don't know if I'd be brave enough to do it. On top of that, you were picking the melody of the song which is harder than to sing it and strum (IMO. Other people might find it harder the other way around, I don't know.) But I think it was just your nerves and who could blame you, right? :)

RON<>VA
03-28-2009, 06:42 PM
I agree. We need more live shows! And you who were on tonight, you did great!

rayan
03-28-2009, 09:05 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys. This was the first time we tried to use this set up (Skype / ustream). In the past we used Mogulus to do these things but, mogulus requires really fast internet and thats something we haven't had access to since we all moved back from Oahu.

There was a lot of mixups and technical difficulties but i think now that we got the first one out of the way, the future ones should run much more smoothly. Probably I'll have Aldrine host it while I operate the "production truck". Thank you to everyone who performed, I know how nerve racking it can be even in front of a streaming audience. I remember my first performance I couldn't stop my legs from shaking. You all did great and I hope you will all turn out again for the next one.

If you have any suggestions or comments please feel free to contribute to this thread.

Mahaloz everybody, you peeps are the best.

dominicfoundthemooon
03-28-2009, 09:40 PM
i agree on the more open mics! i also agree on finding someone to help out! i host open mic EVERY wed here in Kansas City.. and it can be hard at times!

i am curious to know how ustream and skype worked together... after the show.. i played with ustream on my own.. and i was able to put up video of me live.. but i am curious to know how one links the sype with ustream.. it looked almost like a desktop sharing? but with SOUND..

i know i would be willing to help!

i just LOVED THIS!! it was so cool to get to CHAT LIVE with all the people that i have been meeting in the past two moths.. and to see the big UU main guys and have them say nice words bout me.. that was way cool!

so yeah.. LOVED IT!!!!!!! it made my weekend!!!!! 100 people tuned in? wow!!

d

Link
03-28-2009, 09:40 PM
I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday evening. I skipped hanging out with buddies for this, and it was very very worth it. Whatever we have to do to make it monthly, lets do it.

Everyone really rocked.

Aldrine Guerrero
03-28-2009, 10:36 PM
First of all I'd like to say that everyone who participated did an awesome job. We really have quite the pool of talent here on UU.

As far as doing it more often, I'm not too sure. Things do get a little hectic while trying to do the show. Ryan was stressing out the whole time trying to sound check everyone and making sure the chat was troll-free. He did an awesome job and I'm sure that there will be more to come. The time zones are a little tricky though since the internet open mic is open worldwide. I think that doing it every so often would give people a heads up on the upcoming ones.

Keep voicing out your opinions, comments, and whatever else is on your mind. We'll put them all into consideration and try our best to make this site even better for everyone.

grappler
03-28-2009, 11:03 PM
sorry if this has been answered but i was in new zealand and didnt get to see it. anyone rec it and put on youtube or is there a replay of it anywhere online?
much appreciate it

experimentjon
03-28-2009, 11:22 PM
ARGH... Was repairing my old ukulele and completely forgot about this. :rolleyes:

Man, the secret is Twitter. Get an account and subscribe to @UkeUnderground on twitter (www.twitter.com/ukeunderground), then set it up so that their updates get texted to your phone. I got my twitter alert for the open mic and was on UU immediately. I love Twitter.

I swear, if had an IPO (which it won't since it'll probably get purchased by Google or some other web company), I would invest in Twitter. (so in the case of an acquisition I'd just invest in the acquiring company...let me know if you've got solid inside info. :D) Twitter is great.

Edit: Oh yeah, and the open mic was great, with the exception of the Jesus trolls. Speaking of Jesus trolls...check out this off topic link.
http://media.www.kaleo.org/media/storage/paper872/news/2009/03/09/News/Religious.Protestors.Raise.Cain-3664879.shtml?refsource=collegeheadlines

Link
03-28-2009, 11:24 PM
sorry if this has been answered but i was in new zealand and didnt get to see it. anyone rec it and put on youtube or is there a replay of it anywhere online?
much appreciate it
Right here bro:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1312621

First two performers are not in the recording because of tech difficulties. They rocked though.

grappler
03-28-2009, 11:38 PM
who were the first 2 btw? dont tell me it was guting
lol
thanks heaps btw john

thejumpingflea
03-29-2009, 12:16 AM
who were the first 2 btw? dont tell me it was guting
lol
thanks heaps btw john

It was dominicfoundthemooon and I.

Link
03-29-2009, 12:16 AM
No prob bro. You won't miss Guting. Man he owned it.

First two were Jumping Flea and dominicfoundthemoon. It's a shame because they both were really great. I can't believe Jumping flea's uke is still in one piece, cuz he shredded it.

AnnaUK
03-29-2009, 12:29 AM
Awww, I missed it! It was on at 2am UK time, and I fell asleep waiting for it. Dammit!

I will set my alarm clock this time LOL :D

Captain Google
03-29-2009, 01:33 AM
Sounds like y'all had a lot of fun! :)

I look forward to future open mics, especially when I get a uke strung low G, so I can work out my Hare Hare Yukai instrumental. :shaka:

mailman
03-29-2009, 01:49 PM
I'm all for more open mic shows! I loved this one, and think everyone rocked.

I only had two minor complaints (again, minor)

1) It took me half of the show to figure out how to participate in the feedback/chat thing. Also, I had to scroll down to read it, which meant not being able to see the top half of the video frame.

2) What's with the idiots that had to try to ruin the feedback/chat with their BS? What a shame that the administrators/moderators had to waste their time trying to keep them under wraps.

All in all, though, I loved it! I'd watch it every time you could get it on....

HaileISela
03-29-2009, 10:35 PM
1) It took me half of the show to figure out how to participate in the feedback/chat thing. Also, I had to scroll down to read it, which meant not being able to see the top half of the video frame.

2) What's with the idiots that had to try to ruin the feedback/chat with their BS? What a shame that the administrators/moderators had to waste their time trying to keep them under wraps.

1) Well, I think that was a problem with the embedded player. I went to the ustream page directly and the chat was located beside the video...

2) That's like my "minor" complaint about the internet too...

lacerveza
03-30-2009, 06:40 AM
yeah i missed it cos i was at a club for my mates birthday which weren't a great night i wish i'd stayed at home, but hey theres always next time.