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MGM
11-27-2009, 01:17 AM
i will donate a ukulele... a koolau sk soprano,,,to the best video of why you love the ukulele for a christmas contest. the ukulele is valued at 489.00. UU has been an exciting and great place for ukurs and this is my way of contributing to the great work they do final day will be december 10th for all submissions

fivetide
11-27-2009, 01:30 AM
Great stuff!

Rzr
11-27-2009, 02:58 AM
You are awesome sir!:)

ukulelegal
11-27-2009, 04:20 AM
Yea! So all we have to do is make a video of why we love the ukulele....?

bt93
11-27-2009, 04:27 AM
mgm is awesome!!! thanks so much i'm definitely going to enter

Nurdaben
11-27-2009, 05:08 AM
MGM your awesome.

i know what i am doing for my video, cant wait for you all to see it =)
Cant wait to see everyones videos.

MGM
11-28-2009, 07:37 AM
video can be spoken, played w uke, anything you guys want to do to express why you like the ukulele and play ukulele

ukulelegal
11-28-2009, 11:09 AM
Here's my entry it's a two parter. www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3RW8QHm_8w www.youtube.com/user/glorygrl1997#p/u/0/QpUsa3uXGj0

MGM
11-28-2009, 01:05 PM
oh the kids are so adorable.......

ukulelegal
11-28-2009, 01:10 PM
oh the kids are so adorable....... what am I ground beef? I mean chopped liver... J/k :P

ukulelegal
11-29-2009, 04:51 AM
Thought you needed to hear the story behind the vids. The reason I love ukulele is it draws people out. My two (unrelated) nephews had hardly said two words to me prior to these vids. They are freshly out of a bad home situation and are very shy around new people. When I got my uke out it was like magic. The next thing I knew they were climbing all over me, sitting in my lap and begging for a turn with the uke. I even got hugs before they left! You can't play ukulele and not have an impact on others. That's why I love ukulele.

provines
11-30-2009, 06:06 PM
Great contest Mike however there is now way I'm going to enter with stories like these. Mine would be something like, "Hi! My name is Dave and I have UAS. I need another uke." Riiigghttt.... :)

dannyman
11-30-2009, 10:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVk1Z6T-g5c

this starts to explain why i love the ukulele...
and gosh, i really do love playing ukulele.

ainokeato
12-01-2009, 12:21 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsclRP-j8JI

Consider Ainokea in the mix! lol :)

beeploop
12-01-2009, 04:24 AM
here's my entry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoCo21MImCc

CoLmes
12-01-2009, 07:40 AM
Awesome contest MGM!

Here's my entry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSPjaz3Iadc

CountryMouse
12-01-2009, 11:06 AM
Here is my entry (with a little snippet of song at the end):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7MzqPgaybM

Thank you so much for this great contest, MGM!!

CountryMouse

Uke.
12-01-2009, 12:23 PM
Thanks for the awesome opportunity MGM, really generous.

http://www.vimeo.com/7935718

The upload finally worked :). I spent a long time on this, hope you enjoy it!

HelloDisaster
12-01-2009, 02:53 PM
i thought i'd give it a shot...


heres mine!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DipmbYfANgY

ogikloavailable
12-01-2009, 11:36 PM
This is my "gift for myself" for christmast hahaha. :drool: the prize

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dIZe3IHRPo

Thanks :D

ukeshale
12-02-2009, 01:12 AM
What a great contest :) I can't wait to see all these entries

spazus_maximus
12-04-2009, 09:07 AM
Give it to one of these folks...They are THE X-Mas spirit!

Dem Crazy UCB's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYb24gsqIOU)

I swear this makes me spit on my monitor everytime I see it!

brother sonny
12-04-2009, 11:27 AM
Hello Friends,

after watching another wonderful video regarding this contest....this song just sorta happened the following morning.....so, here is my submission....i hope you enjoy.

"I LOVE THE UKULELE"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ALSba-YqhM

peace and good to all,

todd (brother sonny)

CountryMouse
12-04-2009, 12:03 PM
Hello Friends,

after watching another wonderful video regarding this contest....this song just sorta happened the following morning.....so, here is my submission....i hope you enjoy.

"I LOVE THE UKULELE"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ALSba-YqhM

peace and good to all,

todd (brother sonny)

Love it! I said it on your channel and I'll say it here: this should become the theme song of all ukulele players! :)

CountryMouse

MGM
12-05-2009, 04:36 PM
keep them coming only a few days left great videos to all that sent them in......more more

Nurdaben
12-05-2009, 08:22 PM
i still got mine comming, hopefully tomorrow, trying to figure out imovie =D

argha
12-06-2009, 03:06 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2LodGlwUCY this is my entry hope you like it :)

Uke.
12-06-2009, 03:25 AM
Nice video :) ^^

but just so you know, it also means dancing flea/bug, not just the gift that came here :)

good luck everyone!

ogikloavailable
12-06-2009, 03:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2LodGlwUCY this is my entry hope you like it :)

:agree:
Uh Yeah,that's my Bruddah :D

argha
12-06-2009, 03:57 AM
Nice video :) ^^

but just so you know, it also means dancing flea/bug, not just the gift that came here :)

good luck everyone!

thank you my friend :)
wow cool! the dancing flea :)
maybe that's why when we heard ukulele we want to move our body : D

argha
12-06-2009, 03:59 AM
:agree:
Uh Yeah,that's my Bruddah :D

HEI OGI!!! my Braddaaahhhh :D

deach
12-06-2009, 04:07 AM
Here's my entry it's a two parter. www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3RW8QHm_8w www.youtube.com/user/glorygrl1997#p/u/0/QpUsa3uXGj0

I love this! PM me your address and I'll send you a couple ukes for the kids.

ukulelegal
12-06-2009, 04:30 AM
Deach! You soooo rock! I have heard of your greatness but now I know it!!! :smileybounce:

CoLmes
12-06-2009, 06:57 AM
I love this! PM me your address and I'll send you a couple ukes for the kids.

Pure awesome.

thejumpingflea
12-06-2009, 07:01 AM
I love this! PM me your address and I'll send you a couple ukes for the kids.

Things like this is what makes UU such a great place.

You are an awesome guy Deach!

CountryMouse
12-06-2009, 07:53 AM
I love this! PM me your address and I'll send you a couple ukes for the kids.

The awesome Deach strikes again--in the best possible way! :)

CountryMouse

Nurdaben
12-06-2009, 09:27 AM
here is my entry for your contest MGM now with a fresh buzz cut =)

and i just realized i didnt say the contest in the vid even though it wasnt a rule but sorry about that, its in the description =)

hope you all like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDpLoor-OYo

SkeeterAsada
12-07-2009, 04:32 PM
ahhh!
i hope i can find some AA batteries for my camera before the end date!:uhoh:

greg_usa
12-08-2009, 08:49 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muE-5X2lVsg

My humble submission to the theme of a couple of my favorite songs on the ukulele :o) Sorry for the crappy lighting - first video!

Like I said in the video – "even If I don’t win, I’m have to have been jamming out with all of you". I mean that 100% - I love this site, forum, and community – you guys and gals are the best! Thanks MGM for hosting this awesome contest!

Happy Holidays Ukulele Underground!

Songs parodied include:
"Something" The Beatles 1969.
“All You Ever Wanted” The Black Keys 2008
“Dream a Little Dream of Me” Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt (lyrics: Gus Kahn) 1931
“By the Light of the Silvery Moon” Gus Edwards (lyrics: Edward Madden) 1909

ukulelegal
12-08-2009, 08:52 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muE-5X2lVsg

My humble submission to the theme of a couple of my favorite songs on the ukulele :o) Sorry for the crappy lighting - first video!

Like I said in the video – "even If I don’t win, I’m have to have been jamming out with all of you". I mean that 100% - I love this site, forum, and community – you guys and gals are the best! Thanks MGM for hosting this awesome contest!

Happy Holidays Ukulele Underground!

Songs parodied include:
"Something" The Beatles 1969.
“All You Ever Wanted” The Black Keys 2008
“Dream a Little Dream of Me” Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt (lyrics: Gus Kahn) 1931
“By the Light of the Silvery Moon” Gus Edwards (lyrics: Edward Madden) 1909

Very creative, nice entry. :)

greg_usa
12-09-2009, 10:08 AM
Very creative, nice entry. :)

Thanks! Yours too! Your nieces and nephews are adorable. :)

SkeeterAsada
12-09-2009, 03:19 PM
My entry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6vMQC2JcnE

i was nervous and stuttered a lot,
if it wasn't very clear in that embarrassment of a video, here is why i LOVE ukulele(narrowed down from 5 mins 13 secs):

1.the simplicity and beautiful sound

2.It got me noticed for what I was doing rather then for what my sisters did, &i received compliments i wasn't used to

3.i got to know a lot of GREAT people i generally wouldn't have a conversation with, generally, but not limited to, older folk

thanks for posting this contest mike, i really appreciate people like you who give others an opportunity to a new uke :D

(sorry if my long boring video was a drag to watch, but i had to attempt to enter this contest)\

EDIT:
man, i wish i had done something more creative then an endless rant :(

sdreefsurf
12-09-2009, 04:44 PM
ok i'll play and here's my vid! thanks mgm this was kinda fun....my 1st youtube too haha

link fixed i hope!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVXwYOax3Uk

UKISOCIETY
12-10-2009, 06:29 AM
Here's my entry. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC60yFfc4rU) This was a perfect opportunity to share a story I've wanted to tell for a while. Thanks, Mike!!

sdreefsurf
12-10-2009, 06:44 AM
Here's my entry. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC60yFfc4rU) This was a perfect opportunity to share a story I've wanted to tell for a while. Thanks, Mike!!

great story! thanks for sharing!

Nurdaben
12-10-2009, 08:05 AM
a lot of great vids and reasons. good luck everyone and thank you again MGM for a great contest.

Ambidextrina
12-10-2009, 08:34 AM
Dear Michael,

Thanks for being so generous and holding this Koolau !! giveaway contest.

I’d like to participate :o

Please see why I love the ukulele in this video that I just made:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h3T2xooZrw

I will give away my Ovation soprano through a Neil Young tribute contest here in the UkuleleUndegound, should you decide to give the Koolau to me.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of us!

Yours,

Uschi / Ambidextrina / damedufaubourg

pohsuwed
12-10-2009, 08:35 AM
Here is my entry to MGM's "Why I Love the Ukulele" contest. I think the video says it all aside from the fact that four strings for four fingers seems pretty natural. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKTKqbQkjY8

MGM - Thanks for putting on the contest! You're awesome!

3nails4holes
12-10-2009, 04:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/user/ukulelerobby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zph-5g67lx0

you can see our entry using either link above--at least i think so.

i hope you have as much fun watching our video as we had making it!

a mountain of mahalo to mgm for this sweet contest! we appreciate your generosity & would treasure that ukulele!

this sort of generosity is what Christmas is all about. it's not about shopping malls, credit card debt & gimme gimme. it's about that good gift given to mankind a couple of thousand years ago in a little manger. speaking of "good"--check this out: http://www.wayofthemaster.com/goodperson.shtml

have a great day!

:shaka:

camface
12-10-2009, 04:44 PM
My entry for the contest:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VoRrO1VUrM

Thanks MGM! You have brought so much happiness to these forums :)


Wow I need to hurry up and get married and have some cute kids.

bbycrts
12-11-2009, 01:09 AM
Damn! I knew when they moved this to the contests page I would forget about it until it was too late - which it is by just over an hour Hawaii time, 3 hours my time. I had a great idea for it, too...

Oh, well. Best of luck to all who did enter!

dirk.li
12-11-2009, 01:12 AM
Damn! I knew when they moved this to the contests page I would forget about it until it was too late - which it is by just over an hour Hawaii time, 3 hours my time. I had a great idea for it, too...

Oh, well. Best of luck to all who did enter!

I missed it, too! :-)

ukulelegal
12-11-2009, 04:27 AM
Wow I need to hurry up and get married and have some cute kids.

Or if you have sisters/brothers borrow theirs! I love being an Aunt, I get to have fun and spoil them and I don't have to worry about the tough stuff. :D

MGM
12-11-2009, 03:17 PM
We re slamming busy today I have seen most of the videos and will announce wqinner as soon as i get some down time they were all great and i realy appreciate all your efforts

camface
12-11-2009, 05:48 PM
Or if you have sisters/brothers borrow theirs! I love being an Aunt, I get to have fun and spoil them and I don't have to worry about the tough stuff. :D

Unfortunately, I think I'm the closest to getting married :P Or fortunately... Hmm...

Busy is good, right MGM? Unless there was some sort of catastrophe...

MGM
12-14-2009, 01:02 PM
All the entry's were great but we have decided that UKISOCIETY is the winnnnner...PLEASE CONTACT ME AT MUSICGUYMIC@AOL.COM

Papa Dave
12-14-2009, 01:15 PM
Woo-Hoo! Congratulation's UKISOCIETY!!!!

mds725
12-14-2009, 01:58 PM
Congratulations Ukisociety! Very heartwarming story.

3nails4holes
12-14-2009, 02:00 PM
when i saw that video, our video paled in the "deserves a new uke" category.

adoption is awesome. we are seriously thinking about adopting our next little one. i have two nieces and one nephew that are all adopted (2-korea; 1-burkina faso).

i hope you enjoy the new uke, ukisociety! may God bless your family!

but i must also compliment brother sonny's little song. very, very fun, catchy song. i really enjoyed it! great rhymes!

thanks again mgm for running this contest! we're looking forward to the next one.

we didnt' mention this in our video, but the generosity of so many ppl in the uu community is why we love the ukulele. from mgm, to deach, to haolejohn (who gifted me my first uke), i see instances of uke love and generosity all over the place. keep it up! it's just one of the host of reasons that make me love to play the uke. it's more than just the instrument--it's a mindset and groove that i really like.

mahalo to mgm & congrats to ukisociety!

:shaka:

sdreefsurf
12-14-2009, 02:02 PM
as much as i wanted to win i have to admit this was a great video and deserving winner......congrats ukisociety!

CountryMouse
12-14-2009, 02:08 PM
Congratulations, UKUSOCIETY! :)

CountryMouse

ukulelegal
12-14-2009, 02:49 PM
Congratulations Alan. I was really touched when I saw Colin react. Looking forward to see him playing uke someday! :D

Nurdaben
12-14-2009, 02:50 PM
congrats UKISOCIETY

pdxuke
12-14-2009, 06:46 PM
"I LOVE THE UKULELE"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ALSba-YqhM



Dee-lightful!:)

What are you strumming there Todd? Kala?

beeploop
12-14-2009, 07:33 PM
Here's my entry. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC60yFfc4rU) This was a perfect opportunity to share a story I've wanted to tell for a while. Thanks, Mike!!congratulations! i envy your new ukulele.

CoLmes
12-15-2009, 03:33 AM
congrats! awesome story

Uke.
12-15-2009, 05:48 AM
congrats, hope the kid likes his new uke! :)

brother sonny
12-15-2009, 09:14 AM
Hi,

that's my lil' gold tone soprano deluxe....got it in a trade....and i love it! :)

brother sonny
12-15-2009, 09:15 AM
Alan,

that's wonderful mate...congratulations and props to MGM for such generosity...

peace and good to all,

todd

ogikloavailable
12-17-2009, 07:33 PM
uww yeah,2 instruments for uki,ahaha.
Congrats :D

CharlesAllkott
07-02-2010, 02:44 AM
That were really awesome videos I really like them too much, I see some of them first time and I love watching them. I appreciate your idea of donating, It will be a great deed and Good keep it up.

chrimess
08-30-2011, 06:32 PM
glad you are better Mike!
just pick some of the videos we dedicated to your health in a contest earlier this summer in this forum.

Mahalo,
Christian