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thejumpingflea
04-13-2009, 09:48 PM
Hey guys,

So at Jake's concert tonight I bought 3 of his new CD's. One for me, one for my dad and one for YOU!

That is right a UU signed Jake Shimabukuro LIVE CD. I call it the "I want more Jake!" Video Contest. (Real original isn't it?)

CONTEST VIDEO! LOOK HEREZZZZ! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxMnWaQw_wQ)

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee239/thejumpingflea/DSC_0078-1.jpg

It says

Ukulele Underground
Peace, Love and Ukulele
-Jake Shimabukuro



SO! How do you win you ask? Well it is simple. All that you need to do is make an instrumental video (no vocals this time!) of any song with your uke and put it on youtube. State that the video is for the "I want some more Jake! Video Contest"

Here are the conditions:

1) Video MUST be an ukulele instrumental.
2) You need to say at the intro to your video "I want more JAKE!"
3) You may have up to 3 submissions.

You have until May 30th. First place gets Jake's new album! If we get a bunch of people that want to participate, I'll figure out some more prizes!

Post the links to your video in this thread!

Ahnko Honu
04-13-2009, 10:40 PM
What if I don't want to be like Jake but just like his music, can I still enter? :confused:;):cool:

thejumpingflea
04-13-2009, 10:44 PM
What if I don't want to be like Jake but just like his music, can I still enter? :confused:;):cool:

Of course! :D

TheWannabe90
04-14-2009, 12:51 AM
Can it be multitrack?

tsudawuda
04-14-2009, 12:59 AM
Well that's convenient. All of my videos are instrumentals anyways XD

Jimmy
04-14-2009, 02:00 AM
Ooh, nice. I do want some more Jake. Time to get working on something!

cMejilla
04-14-2009, 08:42 AM
mm i'll get cracking on this one right now!

SamWise
04-14-2009, 08:47 AM
Ooh, that's tough. I tend to rely on my singing. However, nothing wrong with a challenge! I'll have a crack at it.

cMejilla
04-14-2009, 12:25 PM
I'm surprised that I responded so quickly to this contest. But anyway...

My first entry:

Dean Martin - Sway (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0c3f2fV7RA)

Hope you guys like it

thejumpingflea
04-14-2009, 03:25 PM
So I just made a video where you can post video responses! It is in the first post.

(Could a mod do me a favor by changing the title of the thread to "I want more Jake!" Uke Video Contest ) Thanks!

UkuleleApe
04-14-2009, 11:32 PM
Awesome idea for an contest! (the signed CD!:D)

i´ll definately try to work out something!

one single question:

you said there has to be an ukulele in that vid - but if i am accompanied by a friend (guitar), does he also have to play the uke?

UkeApe

thejumpingflea
04-15-2009, 07:02 AM
you said there has to be an ukulele in that vid - but if i am accompanied by a friend (guitar), does he also have to play the uke?

UkeApe

That is fine. The Uke just needs to be the center of attention.

Bratset
04-15-2009, 11:58 AM
Hmm.. Maybe I will try and make a submisson, still haven't played very long but hey it's great fun :D

nikolo727
04-15-2009, 02:01 PM
Must get dad to buy camera!!

bt93
04-15-2009, 02:04 PM
was jake a cool guy to meet?

nikolo727
04-15-2009, 02:11 PM
was jake a cool guy to meet?

I have met him once and I can say that he was honestly the nicest person to talk to in the entire world. Very encouraging and he gave every one a hug after the show. He stayed for over 3 hours after the show and personnally hugged complete strangers. He is the man and is a beautiful soul.

If you have a chance to go see him do it. You will not regret it.

Weasel
04-16-2009, 05:41 PM
Not very good at the instrumental stuff (aka not strumming) but I need to learn some time so might as well have some motivation behind it!

thejumpingflea
04-17-2009, 11:54 AM
was jake a cool guy to meet?

Very much so. He was so genuine. He also gave me a shout out during the concert that was BEYOND cool.

Bratset
04-17-2009, 12:04 PM
Is there any entries yet?

JKoval
04-17-2009, 12:46 PM
Is there any entries yet?

Someone, forgive me for not remembering the name already, has already entered a Dean Martin song... that HAS to sound cool!

-Jeff

Bratset
04-17-2009, 02:03 PM
Still practicing for the song I had planned to enter with but meanwhile I made another submission.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZNq91ir8Zc

It's a tune from a Norwegian Animated puppet movie from 1975 called Reodor's Ballad.
Had planned to upload a video of this on Youtube for a while so this contest was a nice motivation.

JKoval
04-19-2009, 01:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQh-EVra7ts

Go go!

-Jeff

thejumpingflea
04-21-2009, 07:45 PM
Love the entries so far! Keep them up guys!

Yopparai
04-21-2009, 08:38 PM
Pretty mean of you to start this contest AFTER I posted the Bach minuet. *grin*

Here is the instrumental ukulele stylings of Yopp on a classic old song....
Ain't Misbehavin' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRIEd5aLdmk)

thejumpingflea
04-21-2009, 08:58 PM
Pretty mean of you to start this contest AFTER I posted the Bach minuet. *grin*

Here is the instrumental ukulele stylings of Yopp on a classic old song....
Ain't Misbehavin' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRIEd5aLdmk)

I love it! Haha the dog wants more Jake. :D

I can't wait to see all these entries. Maybe a single CD isn't enough prize support...

dirk.li
04-22-2009, 01:31 PM
Hello Jumping Flea, hello everyone,

Here's my first entry...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSjmvmASZfs :nana:

berylbite
04-22-2009, 04:46 PM
I'm all over this.

thejumpingflea
04-26-2009, 12:03 PM
Let's see those ENTRIES! :shaka:

Valerie
04-30-2009, 10:02 AM
Yes!!!! I am all over instrumentals... You'll definetly see a few entries from me.

*Wanders off to practice...*

thejumpingflea
04-30-2009, 10:30 AM
yes!!!! I am all over instrumentals... You'll definetly see a few entries from me.

*wanders off to practice...*

suweet!!!!!

Myala509
04-30-2009, 10:41 AM
:uhoh:Can a complete beginner turn one in? :uhoh:

thejumpingflea
04-30-2009, 10:42 AM
:uhoh:Can a complete beginner turn one in? :uhoh:

Heck yes!

Especially another Northwest guy, where are you from?

Myala509
04-30-2009, 10:54 AM
Tacoma in the day. Seattle in the night. :p

Dominator
04-30-2009, 09:31 PM
Finally got moved into my new room so here's my first entry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib-wMh5IU6A

Myala509
04-30-2009, 10:09 PM
Holy crap. That was awesome.

fossil
05-03-2009, 02:42 PM
I already posted this song as an entry for Grumpy Coyote's Bring the Song Challenge. Does it still qualify? (this is a new recording)

Here's the link anyway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H07vpv7uzzk

Valerie
05-05-2009, 03:17 PM
My first entry:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10Ywe8Wzu7E

Lori
05-08-2009, 07:38 AM
I am practicing a few songs for this contest. Glad we have a little more time to get some songs in shape for performance. Having a deadline helps me focus on finally learning songs well enough to play them without the music tabs.

I don't have any of Jake's CDs yet, but he is one of the reasons I am playing today. I heard an interview with him on a radio show, and then checked out the "weeps" video on YouTube.

This is a fun contest... thanks for starting it! :music:

–Lori

Lori
05-08-2009, 08:03 AM
My first entry:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10Ywe8Wzu7E

Really nice Valerie!
–Lori

Lori
05-08-2009, 08:04 AM
Finally got moved into my new room so here's my first entry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib-wMh5IU6A
Really tough competition here... you have a new subscriber!

–Lori

Valerie
05-09-2009, 05:58 PM
My second entry:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7eg7o5iprg

Lori
05-17-2009, 10:08 PM
Here's my first entry: Sally's Song from "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j8pqfEuQw8

–Lori

Greeno
05-18-2009, 04:23 AM
Here's my entry.

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

I realise now that I have neglected to say "I want more JAKE!" at the start. Maybe this will disqualify me but I can't face going through the pain of trying to record it again. I'm glad this is behind me. I don't know how y'all find the time!

Lori
05-18-2009, 06:59 AM
Here's my entry.

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

I realise now that I have neglected to say "I want more JAKE!" at the start. Maybe this will disqualify me but I can't face going through the pain of trying to record it again. I'm glad this is behind me. I don't know how y'all find the time!
Hey, I feel your pain. Nice video though, really nice arrangement of one of my favorite songs. I don't think you really needed the reverb on it... I bet it sounded great without it too.


don't know how y'all find the time!
It's called being underemployed. If the economy was better, I would be busier. I am using this time for sharpening my video skills so I can get more work in the video/ editing area.

www.artistsonart.tv
–Lori

cMejilla
05-19-2009, 06:12 AM
Second Entry for More Jake!

Disney - A Whole New World (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK8VxdQsGQ4)

Keep those other entries coming. They're all great!

thejumpingflea
05-22-2009, 11:10 AM
Second Entry for More Jake!

Disney - A Whole New World (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK8VxdQsGQ4)

Keep those other entries coming. They're all great!

8 Days left! C'mon with the entries!

videoMS
05-23-2009, 07:26 PM
Hi!

Here is my first entry for the I want more Jake Contest. It is a ragtime blues number from Blind Blake. Hope you like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG0f7XJrSII

thejumpingflea
05-26-2009, 12:15 PM
BUMP!

4 days left. I need to see more entries!

That means you! :D

SamWise
05-26-2009, 12:51 PM
Dammit, I'm just not going to get to this. I confess that I can turn out a new song in a couple of hours (a cover that is), but my chops are insufficient to do that with an instrumental, and my time has been severely limited. I really wanted to do Django Reinhardt's Minor Swing, and I still plan to, but it'll never be done in time for this. Sorry!

Lori
05-26-2009, 04:45 PM
I think I might be able to get one more entry in, if I keep it an easy song. I have been practicing, so, hopefully all will go well during the attempt to make a video. It's not quite memorized, so I will have to read it. I will give it a try tomorrow, if all goes well...

–Lori

lernon
05-28-2009, 08:06 PM
i posted my entry...
i might make a another one if i have time

Lori
05-29-2009, 11:38 AM
Here's my second entry for the contest;
"Pack up your troubles"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blCt6O5NHp0

I know it's pretty simple, but I'm a newbie. Loving the uke and "I WANT MORE JAKE"... don't have any of his CDs yet.... just the wonderful internet!!

–Lori

rayan
06-11-2009, 01:22 PM
Any updates with the winner of this contest?

thejumpingflea
06-11-2009, 03:23 PM
Any updates with the winner of this contest?

Hey, sorry to everyone!

It is my last week of classes and so I have been zonked with school work.

The video WILL be posted that announces the winners tomorrow. I promise! :shaka:

thejumpingflea
06-12-2009, 09:04 PM
RESULTS ARE IN!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-HaUvTN78Q

(Give the vid a bit to process. ;) )

Dominator
06-13-2009, 10:00 AM
Thanks Matt. Great contest. I look forward to enjoying the CD. Congrats to the other winners and to everyone who participated in the contest.

UkuleleHill
06-13-2009, 10:35 AM
Congrats Dominator!

UkuleleTime
06-13-2009, 01:14 PM
Congrats to everyone
And thank you jumping flea
UkuleleTime

http://www.youtube.com/user/UkuleleTime

Lori
06-14-2009, 07:12 AM
Nice job Dominator! Congrats! And to the runners up too!

–Lori

Kanaka916
06-14-2009, 07:14 AM
Congrats Dom . . .

Fred Miu
06-14-2009, 07:26 PM
Dom is the man. congrats.