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Uke Republic
01-22-2010, 03:14 PM
UKE Republic is holding it's first contest!

It's the 80's Dudes and YOU can win a Vineyard Concert Flying V Uke!
Here are the details:
We want you to put together a totally awesome 80's video
which must include:

* The featured song must be from an 80's rock, pop, punk,
etc.
* The song must be played on your ukulele
* You must sing the song
* The video must include, either with text or verbally
mentioned, the contest name "UKE Republic's Totally
Awesome 80's Rewind Contest", the featured song name and
the original artist, your name or profile name.


Judging Criteria:

* Creativity
* Song Performance
* Appearance - costuming and video quality
* Humor

All entries due 02/28/2010, winners will be announced on 03/15/2010.

So, Hit us with YOUR BEST SHOT!!!
See full contest rules:
http://ukerepublic.com/contest.html

UkuVinny
01-22-2010, 03:23 PM
Count me in! I'll get to work!

kendra
01-22-2010, 04:07 PM
OMG! So up my alley! Definitely gonna give this one a go!

UKISOCIETY
01-22-2010, 05:52 PM
Best to avoid Prince covers. The Purple One gets the audio deleted on them. If you do one, don't put the artist name or title of the song in the video name or description box. My "Kiss" coveron banjolele is still on YT, but it's called "Purple Banjo."

With one exception. Seems like it's okay to cover "Noone Compares 2 U". Several covers of that still have the original audio.

Professor Palmer
01-22-2010, 07:59 PM
Haha this looks like fun. Gonna have to start hitting up the thrift stores now!

Monkeyswithladders
01-22-2010, 08:14 PM
I'm sooooo entering this

Ahnko Honu
01-22-2010, 08:42 PM
I'm too young to remember the 80s

argha
01-22-2010, 11:07 PM
cool contest dude!

hoosierhiver
01-23-2010, 08:45 AM
Oh my! The 80's! Stand and Deliver!

ogikloavailable
01-24-2010, 03:23 AM
Yeheah cool,i'm in \m/

bunnyflower
02-01-2010, 12:33 PM
Ok, I am settled on a plan and I am in!

Totally radical!

Mim
02-01-2010, 12:41 PM
This will be my first contest... I wanted to do the Beatles, but had no skills. I still have no skills... but I would totally LOVE me a flying V! I am going to figure out a song and if anything this shall be so fun to do!!!

RevWill
02-01-2010, 12:53 PM
Oh my! The 80's! Stand and Deliver!

Oooh, do I detect an Adam & the Ants fan in our midst?

Mim
02-02-2010, 04:25 PM
Oh man! The song I wanted to use was released February 5, 1990... I missed the 80s by 36 days. Back to the drawing board.

boscotiny
02-03-2010, 07:05 AM
Thanks for hosting the contest. I have a song in mind and there's only ONE version of it on youtube. Too bad my voice sounds like a cross between scooby-doo and Lurch.

Uke Republic
02-03-2010, 06:16 PM
Thanks for hosting the contest. I have a song in mind and there's only ONE version of it on youtube. Too bad my voice sounds like a cross between scooby-doo and Lurch.

Glad to host it. You rang Shraggy? That may just be awesome! Is that a French Bulldog?

boscotiny
02-03-2010, 11:38 PM
The puppy in the picture is "Bosco"...half of boscotiny. His brother is Tiny and they are Boston Terriers. He's CKC registered since the AKC won't register a white headed Boston like this one. Anyway, I love those two trouble makers.

Rick
02-04-2010, 12:13 PM
wait soo.. can I play more than one instrument? Like can I play chords too a song, then also play piano?

Uke Republic
02-04-2010, 06:27 PM
wait soo.. can I play more than one instrument? Like can I play chords too a song, then also play piano?

Yeah mon, long as theres plenty O' uke in there. More uke the better.

Uke Republic
02-11-2010, 12:41 PM
Reminder-contest ends 2/28/10 Submit soon, hey if your the only one that enters you win!

bunnyflower
02-11-2010, 12:59 PM
I am still working on mine! It's a bit time consuming, and squeezing around work and mommying, it may be a "right before the deadline" thing! :D

webwari
02-16-2010, 03:24 PM
Are there really no entries so far? Or are they hidden away on facebook somewhere? (I don't facebook.)

Uke Republic
02-16-2010, 05:38 PM
Are there really no entries so far? Or are they hidden away on facebook somewhere? (I don't facebook.)

No one has entered yet! Want to win? it just takes one entry nothing real complicated. Oh yeah FREE UKULELE-concert flying V.

Rzr
02-16-2010, 06:35 PM
I'd love to enter this, however I don't do vids.

I have heard rumours of people working in stuff.

ogikloavailable
02-16-2010, 08:35 PM
still workin on it. Lil bit kind of busy week :uhoh:

ovation4what
02-17-2010, 12:43 AM
i have my song picked out and everything...wish it wasnt snowing for my video though...but il make it work

boscotiny
02-17-2010, 03:22 PM
Mine is ready to go. I'm down to just 35 mistakes. But I will have it done in time.

SamWise
02-18-2010, 07:53 AM
Ok, so I made one. Hope you like!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E0mZXcW5cg

Swampy Steve
02-18-2010, 08:25 AM
shoot Im in, I vaguely remember the 80;s its kinda obscured by some kinda smoky mist:nana::nana:
but Ill come up w/ something

CulpRJ
02-18-2010, 03:59 PM
Damn. Too bad UKISOCIETY already did an 80's contest, because I pretty much maxed out creativity/foolishness for that one. In case any of you missed it, this was my entry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9kql0Eucpo

Uke Republic
02-18-2010, 07:47 PM
Ok, so I made one. Hope you like!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E0mZXcW5cg

Great playing and singing, very spirited SamWise.

sebi
02-19-2010, 03:25 AM
Ok, so I made one. Hope you like!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E0mZXcW5cg

I really, really digg this, Sam!!! Wonderful song and wonderful cover.

sebi
02-19-2010, 09:33 AM
Here my entry: We Built This City by Jefferson Starship (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW_u3lpRZ7I) -- Enjoy (^_^) ! ! !


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW_u3lpRZ7I

ogikloavailable
02-19-2010, 01:26 PM
Wohhoo,cool sebi :D

sebi
02-19-2010, 08:58 PM
Wohhoo,cool sebi :D

Hi5, Ogi :)

Phatzo
02-21-2010, 09:18 AM
that was awsome, by the way boy gorge really suits you. AWSOME!

bunnyflower
02-22-2010, 05:06 AM
I am so pumped seeing what people are doing! I love it. This contest makes me happy!!

Swampy Steve
02-22-2010, 05:14 AM
Ok, so I made one. Hope you like!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E0mZXcW5cg
Very cool, I like Tracy & Her songs. I wanted to do that "Gimme me one reason to stay here" tune she redid,,,, but cant figure out anyway to play it on uke & fit.

applebritta
02-22-2010, 07:35 AM
This was so much fun! Here's my entry.

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

Alexandre
02-22-2010, 08:15 AM
nice video applebritta : )

lancemanion
02-22-2010, 09:37 AM
Very cute applebritta. Could you post the chords you used, I would like to learn this one. Again, very good job, my favorite so far.

applebritta
02-22-2010, 01:10 PM
I found them here: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/w/westlife/against_all_odds_crd.htm
However, my computer just got a virus while I was on that site, so I don't really recommend going there right now. Instead, you could type "Against All Odds chords" into google and use the easiest ones you find, I'd just be careful about Ultimate Guitar Archive.

lancemanion
02-22-2010, 02:10 PM
Thanks applebritta, great song to play when your feeling blue.

grammy
02-22-2010, 04:11 PM
well i really shouldnt have bothered cos i absolutely could not do this song right but i promised my niece i would do this contest to try to get a V for her, and i have no time to make anything better so....

Aztec Camera, How Men Are


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ_EPWT-Q_M


on the plus side i finally found my perfect ukulele hat :-) it's a cross betwee nmy grandad and huggy bear.

Denno
02-24-2010, 10:44 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=podIwSwEAKI

Yay my submission. :)

Uke Republic
02-24-2010, 04:37 PM
Taak og thanks to all you wonderful folks for entering , all the entries so far ROCK!!!

bunnyflower
02-24-2010, 06:21 PM
Quick question- is the deadline just anytime on Sunday? So, like, 11:59pm EST is okay?

I am still working and will possibly be editing as looong as possibly possible.... :cool:

islander
02-24-2010, 08:47 PM
We did this in only one take so please forgive the mistakes. Didn't have as much time as we did to work on the Oblidi Oblida video we did for the Play the Beatles but I really wanted to enter the contest before it closed. The song is from 1980, I wasn't alive in the 80's but I really like this song (I wasn't alive in the 90's either!) I hope you enjoy, Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-bvF-LZ4VQ

J'Ukebox
02-24-2010, 09:14 PM
Great entry! Good luck, Logan!

boscotiny
02-24-2010, 11:30 PM
You rock Logan!

bunnyflower
02-25-2010, 11:48 AM
Haha awesome! Looooove your sister's "ay ay ay!"

Uke Republic
02-25-2010, 05:02 PM
Toooooooo coooooooooool \m/

lancemanion
02-26-2010, 10:55 AM
Awsome job Logan, they would sound great on a new Flying V ukulele ;)

ukulelezo
02-26-2010, 05:51 PM
Here's my entry. :)

Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot 1983.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdVzlwMlJd4

Rzr
02-26-2010, 06:20 PM
Wild !

uketreehugger
02-26-2010, 07:31 PM
Here's my entry. :)

Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot 1983.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdVzlwMlJd4

i love zoe with all my heart.
just sayin'

lancemanion
02-26-2010, 09:24 PM
Ukulelezo, great job, any chance you could post the chords you used for that cover, thanks

Harry R
02-27-2010, 12:16 AM
Here's my entry. :)

Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot 1983.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdVzlwMlJd4

Nice one :)

Harry R
02-27-2010, 03:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4WRvHjLDJc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4WRvHjLDJc

Here's my entry. Sorry it was so close to the deadline!

velvetsiren
02-27-2010, 03:56 AM
does this competition end at 11.59pm on the 28th?

Uke Republic
02-27-2010, 06:09 AM
does this competition end at 11.59pm on the 28th?

Maybe 11:59.59-)

bunnyflower
02-27-2010, 08:22 AM
Okay, this is pretty ridiculous...

Here's my 80's music video, "Alone" by Heart. (The text looks better I think if you watch it in HD on youtube.)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24_zVhdmch4

moosenamedmorton
02-27-2010, 11:12 AM
It's been while... BUT I HAVE A NEW VIDEO ON THE YOUTUBE

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

moosenamedmorton
02-27-2010, 11:22 AM
Is it alright that I just said "Uke Republic's Go 80's Video Contest", or do I have to re-record that intro?

Uke Republic
02-27-2010, 02:23 PM
Is it alright that I just said "Uke Republic's Go 80's Video Contest", or do I have to re-record that intro?

Thats cool with the entry. Very nice talking heads.

boscotiny
02-27-2010, 05:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUSZRqhr3g8

People say I sing like a bird...a vulture.

velvetsiren
02-27-2010, 11:16 PM
here is my entry, just in time!

only decided to enter this contest yesterday 24 hours ago, so all is done within this time frame, choosing song, learning song, filming looking after two children and editing, minimalist stye film clip, but we had loads of fun doing it

considering my wife only has played ukulele 3 times prior to this
enjoy :)

visage - fade to grey


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

and here is the original for reference


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cznha2YTTh0

had to leave the french out as i cant speak a word of it, and it sounded pretty lame when trying to do so

Uke Republic
02-28-2010, 04:34 PM
Still a little time to get a viddee in. These are all sooooooooo great!

NatalieLin6
02-28-2010, 06:20 PM
Still a little time to get a viddee in. These are all sooooooooo great!

Mine is exporting, I should have it uploaded hopefully in the next 10 minutes. I am such a procrastinator, and of course I had to forget that it takes me FOREVER to edit. I really hope it gets done it time.




Okay.... what time zone? Can it be PST :) because I am in EST, it is 11:59 and my video is still uploading.

Now it is uploaded and it is the worst quality I have ever seen. I really hope it is PST, so I can upload again.

sebi
02-28-2010, 09:46 PM
Okay, this is pretty ridiculous...

Here's my 80's music video, "Alone" by Heart. (The text looks better I think if you watch it in HD on youtube.)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24_zVhdmch4

WOW!! What a production!! the 80s have never been more awesome.

NatalieLin6
02-28-2010, 09:52 PM
Okay if it it PST, I am still getting it in by the skin of my teeth. I have spent the last hour trying to fix it and it is uploading now. If it is too late, I totally understand.

Thanks for having this contest. I had a TON of fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH12mcwQvj4

NatalieLin6
02-28-2010, 10:17 PM
The song is Land of Confusion by Genesis.

It is a song off of their 1986 album Invisible Touch. The lyrics discuss the greed and uncertainty of the Cold War-era 1980s, but evoke a sense of hope for the future.

I know it says in the rules to have the song and artist mentioned in the video, but since Genesis is on the Warner Music list, I am a little worried to put that anywhere. If you want me to put it, let me know and I will add it into the annotations.

sebi
02-28-2010, 11:43 PM
The song is Land of Confusion by Genesis.

It is a song off of their 1986 album Invisible Touch. The lyrics discuss the greed and uncertainty of the Cold War-era 1980s, but evoke a sense of hope for the future.

I know it says in the rules to have the song and artist mentioned in the video, but since Genesis is on the Warner Music list, I am a little worried to put that anywhere. If you want me to put it, let me know and I will add it into the annotations.

Very good thought, Nat!

I say this video has to be accepted, coz it is very, very awesome!!!

Uke Republic
03-01-2010, 04:40 AM
Okay if it it PST, I am still getting it in by the skin of my teeth. I have spent the last hour trying to fix it and it is uploading now. If it is too late, I totally understand.

Thanks for having this contest. I had a TON of fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH12mcwQvj4

It's in the mix and thank you all for working so hard on getting your songs in. And the winner is...I will declare the winner of the flying V tonight at 8:00 pm EST. This isn't going to be easy, ya'll did sooo good.

Uke Republic
03-01-2010, 03:07 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and girls-Thanks so much to all the entered the contest. An international group, Brits, Swedes, Swiss, Hungarians, Canadians,Australians and all kinds of Americans. This has been so much fun to watch everyone and hear all your talent. So I can give but one Flying V away and it goes to..........Bunny Flower! Congrats! Hooray! It took me back to the early days of MTV which influenced a lot of us. Great editing, singing, playing, performing, making it look 80's and having fun. Once again THANK YOU for all your great talent, one and all did so well:DWe look forward to hosting another contest.:

boscotiny
03-01-2010, 03:12 PM
Congratulations, bunnyflower! Good job!

bunnyflower
03-01-2010, 03:16 PM
Wow yayyyyyyyyyyyyy Thank You!!! :D :D :D
*bouncing around the room*

Thank youuuuu!!! I am very excited!!

ukulelezo
03-01-2010, 03:17 PM
Congrats, Bunnyflower! It was such an awesome video!! :D

bunnyflower
03-01-2010, 03:26 PM
Thank you! *^_^* It was fun (if insane and exhausting) to make. I am kinda obsessed with 80's music, so, cross that with my uke obsession... and it gets crazy.

Rzr
03-01-2010, 03:27 PM
Congrats, Bunnyflower!!!

velvetsiren
03-01-2010, 03:31 PM
excellent well done bunnyflower, congratulations and what a great contest this was, thank you for organising it ukurepublic

Mim
03-02-2010, 02:59 AM
Hooray Bunnyflower! That was seriously top-notch as well as perfectly done! My husband and I were cracking up at all the effects and the spinning and the back to back singing with the major cleaveage! Seriously, so awesome! Congrats!

Harry R
03-02-2010, 05:56 AM
Well done, bunnyflower!!! And thanks for the contest, Uke Republic. I had a lot of fun with this one :)

bunnyflower
03-05-2010, 06:32 AM
The Flying V has arrived! Wheeeeeee. Now I'll have to record a really rocking song with it...

Thank you again!