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russ_buss
08-14-2008, 08:34 AM
UPDATE: here's the winning announcement!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBVYEDjBD5k

thanks to all that entered. your entries were so fun to watch. great job everyone!

because i had such a tough time picking a winner, there will be a prize for second place. i'll announce that once i've figured out a good 2nd place prize.




hey everyone. so i was just catching up on the my daily soaps (Days of our Lives and UkuleleUnderground), and ran across this thread (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4905) about songs that sound good together. after reading Deach's brilliant medley suggestion (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showpost.php?p=54265&postcount=8), i figured it must be a sign to give away something near and dear to me: my only tenor uke. it's a Lanikai LU-21TE/BK and i rarely if ever play the thing.

i'm giving it away with hopes (and much denial) that i don't really have UAS. so help me out here people. i need to thin out my collection so i don't look like a total fiend.

THE PRIZE
Lanikai LU-21TE/BK acoustic/electric ukulele with case and ko'olau gold strings(Low G)
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=8&pictureid=416
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=8&pictureid=417


THE CONTEST:
make a video of you (or yous if it's a collab) performing these three songs:


Mary Had a Little Lamb
Baa Baa Black Sheep
The Alphabet Song



THE CANS:
you can play them in any order
you can sing or do an instrumental
you can use other instruments
you can do it as a collab or duet
you can add other songs into the mix (i.e. i'm yours) but it must include the 3 listed above.
you can be from anywhere in the world
you can do it!!!!


THE CAN'TS
u can't touch this, hammertime


DEADLINE: you have until the end of the month August 31 to submit. the most creative or fun video will win the prize!!!

good luck everyone and hopefully we'll all be able to enjoy some cool and creative videos!:nana:

deach
08-14-2008, 08:37 AM
Are there any scratches on the uke that can't be fixed with a Sharpie?

UkeCanDoIt!
08-14-2008, 08:41 AM
Something tells me I'm going to be disqualified from ukulele giveaways for quite some some. :) I look forward to see who wins it!

russ_buss
08-14-2008, 08:41 AM
Are there any scratches on the uke that can't be fixed with a Sharpie?

haha, the uke used to be woodgrain colored. now it's a blackish purplish streaky thing. no close-up photos for you!!!!

Rod
08-14-2008, 08:41 AM
Great idea Russ!! Looking forward to seeing the submissions.

SailQwest
08-14-2008, 08:46 AM
What a fun contest! Woo woo, Russ!!!

UKISOCIETY
08-14-2008, 08:53 AM
Cool idea! Russ, I'm assuming that the lyrics have to be in there too. Because they all use the same melody.

russ_buss
08-14-2008, 09:02 AM
Cool idea! Russ, I'm assuming that the lyrics have to be in there too. Because they all use the same melody.

just want to keep this open to anyone that doesn't want to sing. the three melodies aren't 100% the same. all part of the challenge for the instrumentalists out there.:)

NotoriousMOK
08-14-2008, 10:07 AM
this sure looks like fun! thanks russ!

tripl3thr33
08-14-2008, 12:02 PM
it would be awesome if puremarkska did an entry. i would love to see how he incorporates his amazing talent of using his fluke and other household items to create a nursery rhyme medley. haha

FrankNoCal
08-14-2008, 12:27 PM
Oh, so you think ur RussBethDeachBuss now, huh?

russ_buss
08-14-2008, 12:38 PM
Oh, so you think ur RussBethDeachBuss now, huh?

if the platform boot fits...:)

h-drix
08-14-2008, 01:57 PM
i cant do video, is it all right if i just post audio? albeit the sound quality is goin to sound like poopy, but no each is worse then a bad entry.

russ_buss
08-14-2008, 05:32 PM
i cant do video, is it all right if i just post audio? albeit the sound quality is goin to sound like poopy, but no each is worse then a bad entry.

i would prefer video. borrow a camera if you need to. but if that's not a possibility, then yes, you can post audio only. bear in mind you'll be competing with video so try to get as creative as possible on your audio. good luck!:)

experimentjon
08-14-2008, 08:21 PM
OOOH man...I could use that uke to keep in my dorm room in college next year. I guess I'll be making a video...even though it's going to suck since I only have a digital point and shoot camera and can't edit videos to save my life, and have no good place to shoot it, I hope I'm going to get a pity vote. Haha.

Hmm, I have a decent idea...we'll see. I'll get it done before I move into my dorm. :)

14twelve
08-14-2008, 08:37 PM
What a great idea Russ!! It's so cool of you to do this! Can't wait to see some of the videos :D

UkuLeLesReggAe
08-14-2008, 11:01 PM
these wont ever stop haha :D

goodluck 2 every1!

jjsdad
08-15-2008, 08:12 AM
Russell, Russell, you da man,
Giving ukes throughout the land.

Today it is a tenor uke,
Tomorrow will it be your fluke?

Russell, Russell, you da man,
Giving ukes throughout the land.

(Sung to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, of course...)

Well, that's my entry! :D

deach
08-23-2008, 03:44 PM
up !

Nurdaben
08-23-2008, 04:56 PM
good luck those that are entering. cant wait to see your vids.

dnewton2
08-27-2008, 02:54 PM
Bump.

Can't believe no entries yet.

Misguided Musician
08-27-2008, 02:57 PM
Actually I have a recording. It's just I'm having trouble uploading cuz of my comp. I'll hopefully have it uploaded in time.

h-drix
08-27-2008, 03:20 PM
oh poop, ive been busy with XC and work, that and i never saw the deadline update =( im going call outs on this one, sorry guys.

russ_buss
08-27-2008, 04:30 PM
thanks for the bumps, deach and dnewton!:)

come on guys, you guys have until midnight Sunday. you can do it!

at zero entries so far, your odds are looking reallllly good.:D

jjsdad
08-27-2008, 06:20 PM
Zero entries??

You mean my "Russell, Russell, you da man" poem doesn't count? In that case, I better get my camcorder charged. Stay tuned! (I hope!)

russ_buss
08-27-2008, 06:26 PM
Zero entries??

You mean my "Russell, Russell, you da man" poem doesn't count? In that case, I better get my camcorder charged. Stay tuned! (I hope!)

as much as i loved your poem, it didn't follow the contest guidelines. not even close Jeremy:)

so yup, time for you to dust off the ol' camcorder. good luck man!

here are the guidelines again.

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THE CONTEST:
make a video of you (or yous if it's a collab) performing these three songs:

* Mary Had a Little Lamb
* Baa Baa Black Sheep
* The Alphabet Song



THE CANS:
you can play them in any order
you can sing or do an instrumental
you can use other instruments
you can do it as a collab or duet
you can add other songs into the mix (i.e. i'm yours) but it must include the 3 listed above.
you can be from anywhere in the world
you can do it!!!!


THE CAN'TS
u can't touch this, hammertime


DEADLINE: you have until the end of the month August 31 to submit. the most creative or fun video will win the prize!!!

good luck everyone and hopefully we'll all be able to enjoy some cool and creative videos!
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Dane
08-27-2008, 06:53 PM
You might consider extending the date on this for people. I just saw it and I don't even have a firewire cable. Although I was thinking of just sitting it out since I'm a little new ;)

russ_buss
08-28-2008, 05:51 AM
You might consider extending the date on this for people. I just saw it and I don't even have a firewire cable. Although I was thinking of just sitting it out since I'm a little new ;)

i won't be extending the deadline. if you get your hands on a firewire cable, that might mean a free uke for you.

you have until midnight august 31. good luck!

experimentjon
08-28-2008, 08:51 AM
oh man, I really wanted to do this one so that I would have a dorm uke. But starting school has been intense. So I simply don't have time. And luckily for me, they had a leolani tenor with case and a set of aquilas and a tuner at sams club for $100, so I just went with that as my dorm uke. I wish I had more free time, otherwise, I'd def record a quirky video. I had a pretty decent idea, but I just have to split my time between 19 credits, hanging out,and skype.

good luck to all who enter

SeanKy671
08-28-2008, 08:57 AM
Just a quick question.... how will we be posting this video??

do you want us to send u a youtube link or something??

russ_buss
08-28-2008, 09:00 AM
Just a quick question.... how will we be posting this video??

do you want us to send u a youtube link or something??

yup, you can post your entry as a youtube link right here in this thread. good luck!

Valerie
08-28-2008, 09:46 AM
Ack! I'm totally entering... The trouble is these songs are all a bit simple to play... and must find way to link them all together... bahah!

SeanKy671
08-28-2008, 09:55 AM
awesome.. i'll get on this one right away..

if i don't make the deadline, i'll probably still make one :p

4strings707
08-29-2008, 09:37 AM
Here it is...the first entry!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVPifhLs2o4

Man...this was a humbling video to make. it took a few takes and still i didn't perfect it. this was back to the basics for me. anyway, hope you enjoy it. Its a simple take on it but i enjoyed making it. Good luck to everyone.

Dane
08-29-2008, 08:23 PM
Nice stuff 4strings! Its too bad that the sound quality is bad with alot of these you tube songs. I could still hear it in my head though :)

UKISOCIETY
08-30-2008, 08:09 AM
Let me warn you:

It's kinda strange. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y4VfO4f39E)



:)Thank you, Russ, for offering the contest!:love:

Dane
08-30-2008, 08:22 AM
Call me strange because I liked it haha!

redsedge
08-30-2008, 08:38 AM
It's great how such different interpretations come from the same idea. Well done, both. Hope there's more coming ...

Valerie
08-30-2008, 01:30 PM
Well, I couldn't really come up with anything... And I wasn't even going to post what I came up with. But, hey! I recorded it, so I at least have a shot, right?

My entry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmPu3jT5BU0)

uke142464
08-30-2008, 02:18 PM
heres mine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUP_b-H6Sj4
enjoy:D:D:D

Misguided Musician
08-30-2008, 05:32 PM
Well time to give it a shot. This isn't the best, but hope you guys like it anyway. If you guys notice, I have a black Lanikai Tenor, but I'm trying to win this for my cousin who deserves it. He's playing rythm.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SUzwWMolv0

Dane
08-30-2008, 07:27 PM
Well arent you a nice buddy! I liked it alot, good job.

14twelve
08-30-2008, 08:24 PM
Wow! Such great entries!! I don't envy Russ having to make a decision on this one! Good luck to all of you :)

casetone2514
08-30-2008, 09:53 PM
Hi Russ

Just found this board and I really like the discussions.

It's really nice of you to offer such a good prize for your competition. And what a great idea for a comp.

I have done a video, but it is not an entry into the competition because..
a)I'm probably past the deadline - time zones, etc. Can't work it out.
b)My UAS is getting out of hand and the last thing I need is another uke!

Anyway, just for fun, here is my contribution:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=YtJT-KSaQH8

Tony

UkeNinja
08-30-2008, 11:22 PM
a)I'm probably past the deadline - time zones, etc. Can't work it out.
I have to say I am at a loss here as well. Anyway, if it is still Aug 31 where you are, and if you can stand bad taste, horrible puns (of which I am pretty confident you can) and frighteningly bad playing & singing (your voice has gotten better :D), please accept my entry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrMAxF4jW94)...

:rock::rock::rock:

edit: Hm. Apparently Aug 31 has only just started in the US and A. Yay!

puremarkska
08-31-2008, 10:04 AM
Ooooh maaayn. Awesome entries everybody.

I was beyond psyched to get a video done for this, but in a series of unfortunate events, my camera is now un-playable. In a mad scramble to find a replacement I ran outta time and so this contest will have to remain puremarkska-less. Sorrie guys.

I had grand dreams of entering the contest, then purposely disqualifying myself for having "touched this" during the appointed "hammer" time.

Also, for being overly legit, then subsequently quitting.

Russ, you are the man. Good luck to all!!

uke142464
08-31-2008, 02:26 PM
russ, do you think you could change the choosing time to 12 am eastern time so I dont have to stay up til 3 am ?:D

deach
08-31-2008, 02:28 PM
russ, do you think you could change the choosing time to 12 am eastern time so I dont have to stay up til 3 am ?:D

Russ is at a wedding. The deadline is at midnight but he won't make a decision for a day or two or three.

Dane
08-31-2008, 02:40 PM
Anticipation heightens the.. excitement ;)

uke142464
08-31-2008, 02:43 PM
Russ is at a wedding. The deadline is at midnight but he won't make a decision for a day or two or three.

dag
(10 character limit)

berylbite
08-31-2008, 06:43 PM
HERE WE GO!!
I got abit carried away in the end there, you'll see what I mean..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seF2cSAQ3VA

berylbite
08-31-2008, 07:18 PM
By the way! Chances are Hurricane Gustav is going to mutilate my access to he internet for some period of time, anywhere from 1 to 4 days judging from the storms current course. So, If by some chance I manage to win, please give me a bit of time to get in contact. In the mean time I'll be cradling my uke as I lay in a the corner of a closet for 2 days.

UKISOCIETY
09-01-2008, 03:36 AM
Here are all the entries (that I've found):

4strings707 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVPifhLs2o4)

UKISOCIETY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y4VfO4f39E)

Valerie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmPu3jT5BU0)


uke142464 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUP_b-H6Sj4)

Misguided Musician (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SUzwWMolv0)

casetone2514 (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=YtJT-KSaQH8)

berylbite (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seF2cSAQ3VA)

UkeNinja (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrMAxF4jW94)

I think that's all!

uke142464
09-01-2008, 04:00 AM
cept casetone isnt in it to win it:D
luckily

UkeNinja
09-01-2008, 04:48 AM
Here are all the entries (that I've found)...I think that's all!
"Ehm... and did you miss me?", said he to his co-contestant, feeling the blood rush to his temples. Or perhaps my entry was erased due to inappropriateness... :eek: I knew my puns were lame...

Hehe... just putting up a fight for that tenor :nana:

UKISOCIETY
09-01-2008, 05:21 AM
"Ehm... and did you miss me?", said he to his co-contestant, feeling the blood rush to his temples. Or perhaps my entry was erased due to inappropriateness... :eek: I knew my puns were lame...

Hehe... just putting up a fight for that tenor :nana:

Whoops! Sorry - I corrected it!

russ_buss
09-01-2008, 05:09 PM
hey all,

sorry i've been absent the last few days. i was out of town and didn't have internet access for most of the time.

um, wow! thanks for all the entries guys!:):) i was starting to get worried nobody would enter. i have just now watched all the videos and am amazed by your creativity and talent. deciding on a winner is going to be a tough tough job. i'm going to announce the winner tomorrow after i've had some time to re-watch all the entries a couple of times.

a big thanks to 4strings707, UKISOCIETY, Valerie, uke142464, Misguided Musician, casetone2514, berylbite, and UkeNinja for rocking out those medleys! you guys are beyond awesome!!:music:

Dane
09-01-2008, 05:46 PM
Yes, very good job everyone. I didn't think there were going to be many entries either. I would wish you all the best of luck... but not all of you can win ;)

experimentjon
09-01-2008, 05:58 PM
Yeah, the entries really piled in at the end. I'd hate to be in the position of having to make a decision between those great entries. Best of luck to all who entered, and props to Russ for throwing a giveaway!

UkeNinja
09-01-2008, 06:26 PM
um, wow! thanks for all the entries guys!:)...you guys are beyond awesome!!:music:
No Russ, strictly speaking you are the awesome one. We are just hounds chasing a black ukulele :D WOOF!

uke142464
09-02-2008, 01:13 AM
No Russ, strictly speaking you are the awesome one. We are just hounds chasing a black ukulele :D WOOF!

yep
but thanks russ, and good luck to all:D

deach
09-02-2008, 08:58 AM
A late entry to the contest....

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jgci5yadqqE








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Dane
09-02-2008, 11:23 AM
You were the dark haired dog?

deach
09-02-2008, 11:25 AM
You were the dark haired dog?

No, I'm Tanja at the end of the video.

russ_buss
09-02-2008, 02:03 PM
stay tuned. the winner will be announced once my slow as computer cooperates!

i can tell you this though. the winner is NOT deach!:D

deach
09-02-2008, 02:10 PM
stay tuned. the winner will be announced once my slow as computer cooperates!

i can tell you this though. the winner is NOT deach!:D

dingo balls!


T__T




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Dane
09-02-2008, 02:23 PM
That was a little harsh don't you think?

russ_buss
09-02-2008, 02:32 PM
the winner is announced on this thread!

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5313

deach
09-02-2008, 02:33 PM
That was a little harsh don't you think?

Russ knows I like it rough.

Dane
09-02-2008, 02:39 PM
I thought you were picking yourself as the winner haha.

deach
09-02-2008, 02:41 PM
I thought you were picking yourself as the winner haha.


Are you related to Uk, um, nevermind.

Dane
09-02-2008, 02:44 PM
Are you related to Uk, um, nevermind.
Now I'm curious haha.........