View Full Version : Manitoba Hal - I've Got The Fever for aNueNue contest

Manitoba Hal
05-29-2010, 03:25 AM

Hey folks. Thanks for watching my videos! As a perk while I'm on my 85 day concert tour of Canada I've decided to have a contest. Watch the video then go to my youtube channel at www.youtube.com/manitobahal and find your favorite video that I've uploaded and record your own version. When I get I back I'll watch them all and choose my favorite. That person will win my aNueNue PAPAIICE concert ukulele. (www.anuenue-uke.com) Good luck and thanks for watching!

Manitoba Hal
06-02-2010, 11:08 AM
Hi folks. I just wanted to let you know that Johnson Liao from aNueNue ukes will be helping me judge the entries. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

06-02-2010, 11:39 AM
Should this be posted in (or moved to) the "Ukulele Contests" forum?

06-02-2010, 11:45 AM
Should this be posted in (or moved to) the "Ukulele Contests" forum?Yup

06-02-2010, 01:39 PM
I'm just trying to decide which of Hal's great songs to cover!

Manitoba Hal
08-10-2010, 07:06 AM
Well folks you've got about 2 weeks left to get your entries in for this contest. Remember all you need to do is go to my YouTube site and perform one of the songs I've recorded. My friend Johnson from aNueNue ukes will help me decide who wins my PapaIICE concert ukulele. That's all there is to it so get crackin. :)

Swampy Steve
08-10-2010, 07:58 AM
Im in,,, I reallylike your blues

Swampy Steve
08-13-2010, 07:36 AM
Just wondering,,, who else here is doing this contest?? Ive never entered a contest before,, but Im gonna try this.

08-13-2010, 12:15 PM
Just wondering,,, who else here is doing this contest??

I'm going to have a go. Hal's got some great stuff on his channel, he needs many more subscribers :)

Here's my attempt(!)


I'm looking to seeing your entry, Steve. Have you decided which song to cover yet?

Good luck,
Anna :)

08-13-2010, 01:05 PM
Nice Anna!

08-13-2010, 01:18 PM
Nice Anna!

Thank you for the nice comment :)

08-13-2010, 02:28 PM
this sounds like a great contest. i can't wait to cover one of your songs.

08-14-2010, 03:47 PM
I'm entering, but I just need more time! see you all soon.

08-14-2010, 08:53 PM
Seeeeeso, if you see this, please put this into the Current Contests Thread :)

08-16-2010, 12:51 AM
Mmmm only one entry so far so I have a 50/50 chance... I like those odds

Way down in the hole Tom Waits (the wire theme sort of cover)


08-16-2010, 01:09 AM
Mmmm only one entry so far so I have a 50/50 chance... I like those odds

AlliBee has also entered as a video response to Hal's video with Tom Waits' Long Way Home:
(I think you have to add your video to Hal's to be considered.)

That's a great video Mr Yin! Good luck in the contest :)

Swampy Steve
08-16-2010, 06:21 AM
Heres my entry , I responded to his, but has to be approved
I wish we all could win

08-17-2010, 05:07 AM
(I think you have to add your video to Hal's to be considered.)

Thanks for the heads up.
So the Bad news if I had not submitted would have been that my chances would have been 0%
and the Good news is that with AlliBee's entry the odds are now 33% :-)

08-17-2010, 06:56 PM

Heres my entry. I got to say, I've never really tried playing the blues on an ukulele but its really fun!

Manitoba Hal
08-19-2010, 04:54 AM
Great entries so far folks. You've got 1 more week to submit a video. I arrive home on the 24th of August and will complete the judging within a week and post the winning announcement on YouTube and in this thread. It tickles me to hear my songs sung/played by others. Thank you all for that gift! :cool:

08-22-2010, 05:28 AM
Here is my entry a cover of Hal's song Call Me Blue


08-26-2010, 09:10 PM
Flirting with the deadline for sure. Here's my take on Poulet Shack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXARzVd0OSo)

Manitoba Hal
08-31-2010, 05:24 PM
Hey folks. I've been stalling on announcing the finalist in this contest partly because of a death in the family but also to give you peeps a bit more time to enter. So here it is, the final deadline is Monday Sept 6, 2010. I will announce the winner on Tuesday Sept 7, 2010. I apologize for the delay and want to thank each and every entry. You can check them all out here; http://www.youtube.com/video_response_view_all?v=RLVSxHT8xUg.

09-06-2010, 02:25 AM
hi folks

the contest results are tommorrow..... good luck everyone.

09-06-2010, 01:59 PM
I really don't like anything more than cutting it to the wire, and too late, as the case may be. This humble contribution (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JliD8gfhJbg) may be the product of unhealthy sleep-deprivation and perhaps even slight madness, but it was done for noble reasons! ....let me get back to you on what those are... *shifty eyes*
(Heh. Really? I was just inspired by all of you!)

Manitoba Hal
09-07-2010, 11:08 AM
Well after much stalling here it is. I want to thank each and everyone of you for your entries. The contest video was viewed over 1030 times and all the entries were seen 1822 times which means almost 3000 people were involved in this contest. WOW! That is awesome. I can't begin to tell you how it feels to hear you all perform my songs (even the one's I didn't write) and I thank you for that. I hope you all feel like winners because to me you are all ROCK STARS!! Ok enough stalling...the winning video is;


MultiFlyfisher with his cover of Line & Pole. I really dug the enthusiasm you put into this performance. The video was just plain fun to watch and listen too. Congratulations. I'll be contacting you directly for arrange for the uke to find it's way to you. The folks at aNueNue have been watching this contest too and I'll pass on your video to them as well.

Swampy Steve
09-07-2010, 11:26 AM
Congrats , Multiflyfisher!

09-07-2010, 11:31 AM
Congratulations, MultiFlyFisher :)
Yours was an awesome video, great harmonica playing and very groovy. Really well deserved.

And thank you to Hal for hosting the contest :D

Best wishes

09-07-2010, 11:32 AM
Congrats! All the entries were wonderful.

Thanks to Hal for a great contest and a super generous prize :)

09-07-2010, 01:54 PM
Congratulations MultiFlyfisher; really great video! Loved the harmonica playing! Really fun contest. Thanks for having this contest Hal, gave me a chance to check out your songs which I really liked. Also really a great prize, very generous! I really enjoyed watching all the entries to this, great job everyone!

09-07-2010, 05:04 PM
Wow, awesome! Congratulations, MultiFlyFisher! You are grand and should be totally proud of yourself! I myself dug all the entries - I can see how it was a hard contest to judge! Thanks to Hal for holding it, I definitely am glad I took a part, even if it was at the last minute. :)

09-07-2010, 07:11 PM
MultiFlyfisher with his cover of Line & Pole.

Congrats and well deserved! That video almost makes me want to call in sick to work tomorrow ; )

And thanks again to Hal for hosting such a generous contest.

09-07-2010, 07:34 PM
Yeah. Great fun. Congrats, MultiFlyfisher and thanks to both you and Hal. Made me laugh, made my day.

09-07-2010, 08:36 PM
Hi folks

My media coach and speech writer are on sabbatical so I’ll have to wing it. J

Thanks so much to Manitoba Hal and ANueNue for a great contest and such a generous prize.

Hal is an inspiration not only to the inner uker in many of us but to the inner musician as well.

It was fun watching everybody’s entries,

allie bee ….. The tom waits lyrics really suite your voice. you did such a pretty version

sjeeter61 … great finger work. you even look like a blues man and that’s a compliment

dktoller and yetihairball … I have been watching both your vids and using them to learn those two songs. great job

mr platypus70.… if any body wants to know what soul is I’ll send them to
your channel. keep up the good work.

weegingayin….. . such a great vid. both visually and aurally. really tight

sheepstar15.…. every body at our house figures you could put your version. of ``ten bucks to light on the radio tomorrow. we loved it

Shoepixie… sleep deprivation and maybe slight madness or not,( I`ve been there on both counts J), Putting your vid in b&w gave a surreal feeling to it. I watched your vid a few times and then realized if I closed my eyes for a minute it could be the 1940’s, your voice floating through the darkness and the spicy Moroccan air to my corner of the casbah….

so before they pull me off stage with a hook...

thanks every body for the kind words and encouragment.

and thanks again manitoba hal and aNueNue for a great contest and a great uke.

I am all excited and I cant wait to play it...:-)


eor aka multiflyfisher