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Monkeyswithladders
01-20-2010, 12:11 PM
Contest time!

Here's a link to the video in which I (poorly) explain the contest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7L08L_90Q8

Brief explanation of the contest:
1) Record yourself playing a song and put it on youtube. It can be any cover or any original. Starting now.
2) In either the description or vocally before the video, explain why the song has something to do with monkeys.
3) Put your entry in this thread or link it to the contest video via video response so I know you entered.
4) In order to be eligible to win the prize, you must be attending UWC or have someone going who can claim the prize for you.

Contest is open all the way to June 1st.

The prize is a bottle of homemade Banana Wine. Yes, I'm serious. :nana:
The Banana Wine is hopefully going to come out as a semi-dry, tropicallish, after-dinner, dessert-type wine around 18-19% alc/vol. Right now it's totally dry, so it depends on how much I decide to sweeten it before it gets bottled. So far all my wine-making experience is in reds, but I think this should come out pretty good and definitely interesting at the very least.

SailQwest
01-20-2010, 12:16 PM
Cool contest! I already have a song picked out!

Monkeyswithladders
01-20-2010, 12:36 PM
Cool contest! I already have a song picked out!

awesome! I can't wait to hear it :D

russ_buss
01-20-2010, 12:42 PM
love the contest idea! i have a song in mind as well.

on another note, your contest made me think of that 80's movie, Project X. not sure why...

AverseBliss
01-20-2010, 12:58 PM
I want to enter this, but am not of legal drinking age, ergo meaning I can't win, good luck to everyone who does enter! Homemade banana wine sounds lovely, we're making grape wine here at the moment.

Monkeyswithladders
01-20-2010, 01:29 PM
Russ, I just looked up the trailer for Project X. I cannot believe I didn't know about that movie. I'm definitely renting it next night I have free. There's no way I can't watch a movie like that.

and AverseBliss, what kind are you making? The way the banana wine idea came up was actually because I moved residence around August and missed out on buying my grapes for this year-- bananas were my plan to help hold over the need to make wine until next september :P

rpeters
01-20-2010, 01:47 PM
I assume you have to be 21 to play this game?

Eriquito
01-20-2010, 02:08 PM
Project X? I love that movie! Virgil The Chimp speaking sign language! Monkeys flying jets! Everything a man could want in a movie...

ukulelezo
01-22-2010, 07:51 AM
I love the fact that you can enter any song, as long as it has a good explanation! Hopefully, who ever wins will share the Banana Wine with the UWCers. :)

russ_buss
01-24-2010, 02:42 PM
here's my entry, a sloppy first take because i couldn't bring myself to recording this song more than once. the E chord also kicks my ass, cobra kai style.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtrNMmP4pb4

thanks for running the contest MWL!

Monkeyswithladders
01-25-2010, 03:30 AM
hahaha, that was soo awesome Russ :D

krabbers
01-25-2010, 07:42 AM
original song coming up

Apfelkuch3n
01-25-2010, 08:21 AM
I'd love to drink some of that wine :'D

Ahnko Honu
01-25-2010, 08:59 AM
I kind of liked the remake of "Planet of the Apes" with Mark Walberg. I have the perfect song in mind but still bidding on a video camera on Ebay, hopefully I win.

UKISOCIETY
01-25-2010, 09:29 AM
here's my entry, a sloppy first take because i couldn't bring myself to recording this song more than once. the E chord also kicks my ass, cobra kai style.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtrNMmP4pb4

thanks for running the contest MWL!

I LOLled at your explanation.

hugmepleaze
01-26-2010, 11:18 AM
aww
10 months and 4 days!!! then I definatly want to give that a try

Ukulele Roots
01-26-2010, 07:53 PM
Someone should do a cover of monkey river by the Presidents of the U.S.A.

Monkeyswithladders
01-27-2010, 03:02 AM
That's an awesome song :D Shreds of Boa from that album is definitely on my list of songs to cover. Oh, and I wish I could figure out how to play Jennifer's Jacket-- I have a feeling that would sound amazing on uke.

krabbers
01-28-2010, 04:22 AM
heres my entry


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUG9DM2yN1w

lol
strummalongamonkey

Captain_Lovehandles
01-28-2010, 07:05 AM
Dang it! I uploaded the Gorilla (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtZ9bH33FJ4) video 3 weeks early!

Monkeyswithladders
01-28-2010, 11:49 AM
hahahha! Krabbers, your entry is amazing! Thanks so much for writing that, lol.

bunnyflower
01-28-2010, 06:32 PM
here's my entry, a sloppy first take because i couldn't bring myself to recording this song more than once. the E chord also kicks my ass, cobra kai style.



Ahaha, I looooove your monkey reasoning.

I have an idea for this contest... let's see if I can do it. Woo! Banana wine sounds mighty fine.

krabbers
01-28-2010, 07:48 PM
hahahha! Krabbers, your entry is amazing! Thanks so much for writing that, lol.

thanks for giving me some inspiration

Monkeyswithladders
04-14-2010, 05:05 AM
just bumping the thread now that UWC is getting a little bit closer :D :D :D

provines
05-02-2010, 02:37 PM
Here's one that I did with my 2-4 year old Sunday School class in mind....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn-gR8t3KwQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn-gR8t3KwQ


Verse 1
D G D
I’d like to tell ya a story about a monkey named Jim;
A D A D
he was daring & reckless and lived life on a whim


D G D A D
He’d liked to tease a crocodile who lived on the rim of a deep dark river;
A D
if only Jim could swim


Chorus
G D A D
Look out Jim; he’s gona get you, stop teasing that croc, oh you’d better stop
G D A D
Oh no Jim, look out for your tail, quit teasing that croc; you’re slow as a snail.

Verse 2
D G D
Jim wouldn’t listen to anything I’d say
A D A D
He kept taunting that croc, each and every day

D G D
Oh yes, you guessed it, one fateful Monday morn
A D A D
Monkey Jim got to close and now his mothers for-lorn

Chorus
G D A D
Look out Jim; he’s gona get you, stop teasing that croc, oh you’d better stop
G D A D
Oh no Jim, look out for your tail, quit teasing that croc; you’re slow as a snail.





Verse 3
D G D
So let this be a warning to everyone that hears
A D A D
never tease a croc; though monkeys cheer

D G D
Just because it’s tempting to do what is wrong
A D A D
The only thing that’s left of Jim is his name in this song.

Chorus
G D A D
Look out Jim; he’s gona get you, stop teasing that croc, oh you’d better stop
G D A D
Oh no Jim, look out for your tail, quit teasing that croc; you’re slow as a snail.

Monkeyswithladders
05-03-2010, 02:55 PM
Provines! Awesome song man!! Thanks for entering :D

TheGreenHat
05-06-2010, 01:24 AM
Afraid I won't be making it to the UWC so this entry is just for fun. Actually the contest inspired me to finally work out this tune. I'm sure there's a monkey connection in there somewhere. Hope you enjoy it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQjzyEB5fwg

jontom
05-06-2010, 01:45 AM
kudos to thegreenhat!

provines
05-06-2010, 04:01 AM
Great tune. You could easily add some monkey lyrics to it. The tune reminds me of a ship sailing through tropical waters where a sailor named Zanipolo is shipwrecked on an island and has to deal with a barrel of monkeys who keep harassing him through his troubles on the island. Either that or me sitting on an Italian beach enjoying the sun. I can hear both ideas in the song; I kinda like the latter better :)

Dane
05-06-2010, 03:47 PM
I will hopefully post a video soon, just saw this contest! I need time to master it.

Monkeyswithladders
05-07-2010, 07:37 AM
TheGreenHat... That has to be the best case of playing to the judge ever. I'm a huge Monkey Island fan, and did a cover of the theme as well on my channel :D If yours wasn't a just for fun entry, I think I'd have to make there be two prizes because it isn't even fair to have a monkey island song in the competition, lol. Awesome job with the tune man!

dktoller
05-09-2010, 05:11 PM
Alright, mine entry is now up as a video response to the contest announcement (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7L08L_90Q8)
and also on my channel (http://www.youtube.com/dktoller).

Cool contest. Love the entries so far and I look forward to meeting everybody next month.

mythidiot
05-11-2010, 03:32 PM
I'm definitely renting it next night I have free. There's no way I can't watch a movie like that.
I think its on Netflix instant viewing too... so if you've got that... its kinda free

ukemonkey
05-19-2010, 09:15 AM
Not entering the contest as not going to UWC but check out my song on myspace 'Don't get your monkey drunk on beer' - it's a really good fit! http://www.myspace.com/ukechimp

musicmonsterw
05-25-2010, 10:53 AM
I'm only entering this contest for fun. Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend the UWC this year. I just realized that you already did this song for the Bushman contest a while back. I hope it's okay that I revisited this song even though a lot of people have done it already. It was still fun to do.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K--IAOZR8Z4

ukeyermind
05-26-2010, 12:04 PM
What a great contest! Banana wine and the UWC = too much! When this contest was first posted, I figured someone more glamorous than me would choose this tune. But now, with time running out, this song fit too neatly to not be included, so here's my cover of Monkey and the Engineer, an old Jesse Fuller song.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGGqA1ect_8

can't wait to see everyone in Needmore!

Monkeyswithladders
06-01-2010, 06:47 AM
Not entering the contest as not going to UWC but check out my song on myspace 'Don't get your monkey drunk on beer' - it's a really good fit! http://www.myspace.com/ukechimp

Excellent fit indeed :D Nice song man.


Also, just wanted to say that I'll wait until tomorrow morning before judging the contest in case there are any last minute entries today, being that it's June 1st.

Monkeyswithladders
06-02-2010, 05:09 AM
Well, it's June 2nd and I'm very happy that tomorrow morning I'll be leaving for UWC :D I'm also very happy with all the wonderful participants who entered this monkey contest! It was a blast watching the videos.

Well before anything else... if you haven't seen all the entries yet, go check them out. Great freaking stuff here:

Song about Monkey Jim by Provines: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn-gR8t3KwQ
Theme from the Secret of Monkey Island performed by thegreenhat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQjzyEB5fwg&feature=player_embedded
Monkey performed by Russbuss415: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtrNMmP4pb4
Monkeys with Ladders by Krabbers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUG9DM2yN1w
Peanuts by Rutle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkrCz-RpYqE
Wan'na Be Like You performed by MusicMonsterW: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K--IAOZR8Z4
Monkey and the Engineer performed by Ukeyermind: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGGqA1ect_8
Code Monkey performed by Dktoller: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJVuab7I1Ws



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*confetti* Russbuss! *confetti*


Congratulations Dudezor!



But wait, there's more! As a thank you for all the excellent entries and because it was a very difficult contest to judge, I'm adding a second place prize! It's another bottle of banana wine!


And second place goes to....(scroll down)

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*confetti* Everyone tied for second place! *confetti*

Gratsamonius!


So yeah, I'm packing an extra bottle for the participants to share at UWC. So for entering, everyone at least won a glass or two and the winner has his own bottle to drink there or take home. I really hope you guys like the wine :D

Oh, and cross your fingers for the wine making it there without breaking :P

musicmonsterw
06-02-2010, 06:34 AM
Thanks, Monkeys with ladders, for holding the contest! And congrats to Russ! Congrats to all of us for finishing 2nd. As I had said before, I can't make it to UWC this year. :( My teaching schedule will not allow it.

So, please someone have an extra glass on me! I'll just have to imagine what it tastes like. I think I'll have some bananas for my second breakfast this morning.

Cheers,

Ronin.

dktoller
06-02-2010, 06:52 AM
Congrats RussBuss, well-deserved.

And very generous of you Jonny, with the runner-up prize. I enjoyed watching everyone do their own thing with the theme.

UKISOCIETY
06-02-2010, 07:11 AM
Great! I was worried that Russ wouldn't have anything to drink at UWC this year!

:P

provines
06-02-2010, 08:41 AM
I have to work so somebody drink my glass for me; but don't drive. I hear you drive like a monkey after just one glass of the stuff.

ukeyermind
06-02-2010, 11:49 AM
Great contest! Congratulations to Russ! And everyone else, too! I look forward to raising a glass with you monkeys in a few days!

russ_buss
06-08-2010, 09:15 AM
thanks so much Jonny! i had missed this thread and you surprised the hell out of me at UWC when you said i won. it was an absolute pleasure meeting you and you are every bit as awesome as i imagined you'd be. thanks again for the awesome monkey filled competition and delicious wine! congrats to the runner up and the rest of the great entries. :)

musicmonsterw
06-08-2010, 10:32 AM
thanks so much Jonny! i had missed this thread and you surprised the hell out of me at UWC when you said i won. it was an absolute pleasure meeting you and you are every bit as awesome as i imagined you'd be. thanks again for the awesome monkey filled competition and delicious wine! congrats to the runner up and the rest of the great entries. :)

Did you drink the whole bottle, Russ? And, are ya going next year? I'm going to try my darndest for next time.

zevera
06-11-2010, 09:21 PM
monkey is looking just like man, but monkey and man mind is diffrent.


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KikonuMedia
07-03-2010, 08:01 PM
The reason why it has to do with monkeys is because it has banana's in it!! I am crazy for banana's!! And I like morning.. :) I love banana's. Curious George.. Jack Johnson.. Banana's.. Pancakes..




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PjsAgoCJDc



oops too late hehe.. Good job winner!