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keonepax
08-11-2011, 05:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBp9-lTYOv0

Hope you like it! Pardon the cicadas buzzing in the background. It's that season in Japan...

erivel
08-11-2011, 06:16 AM
Awesome cover, thank you for sharing it with us!

23skidoo
08-11-2011, 06:51 AM
Excellent stuff! Love the solo and the harmony vocals..... everything really well done, as usual..... and I dig the cicadas, they suit the song and they make me feel like I'm sitting out on the porch with you drinking a beer on a summer night..... great post.....

DAPuke
08-11-2011, 07:55 AM
Damn, sweet, sweet, sweet. More excellence from paxukulele, thanks for sharing this, again complete with chords in the discription.
Don

uke4ia
08-11-2011, 10:58 AM
Great job, Keonepax! I hope you're not having any more trouble with YouTube.

This is one of those songs (like Olivia Newton-John's "I Honestly Love You") that when I was a teenager listening to the radio in the mid-70s, I had no idea the song was about adultery. I heard the song years later as an adult and realized it was about a musician going home to his wife and saying goodbye to the lover he'd had on the tour. In fact, this may only have clicked in my mind after seeing "Almost Famous".

shrink9
08-11-2011, 04:28 PM
Beautifully done! I know that mm_stan would agree!! thanks for sharing.

keonepax
08-11-2011, 05:28 PM
Thanks, gang! So far so good with the new channel although all my covers are getting the typical third party notice.

uke4ia
09-22-2011, 10:43 AM
This is one of those songs (like Olivia Newton-John's "I Honestly Love You") that when I was a teenager listening to the radio in the mid-70s, I had no idea the song was about adultery. I heard the song years later as an adult and realized it was about a musician going home to his wife and saying goodbye to the lover he'd had on the tour. In fact, this may only have clicked in my mind after seeing "Almost Famous".

I want to apologize, because I found out today that I was wrong about this interpretation (but right about "I Honestly Love You"). The line I remembered as "And when I opened up the door, I had to be alone" was really "when we opened up the door". The singer isn't opening up the door when he gets back home to his wife, he's going out it to leave on tour.

The Wikipedia version: The song was written by Graham Nash about leaving loved ones behind before going on a concert tour. It was written in Hawaii in about 20 minutes at the piano while Nash and Leslie Morris were staying with a friend, waiting for the rain to stop before leaving the house. The opening line came from the question: "You've got half an hour, why don't you just write a song before you go?"

Pueo
09-22-2011, 11:06 AM
Most Excellent! Thank you for sharing this with us all, I hope YT lets you keep it going.

keonepax
09-22-2011, 11:10 AM
Mahalo! Keeping my fingers crossed!

23skidoo
09-22-2011, 01:15 PM
Glad this one resurfaced and I got to watch it again..... just a great cover......

itsme
09-22-2011, 02:42 PM
That was beautiful, keonepax! :)

I suppose my age is showing, but did anyone else ever sing that as "Just a Bong Before I go"? :o

keonepax
09-23-2011, 12:37 AM
Thanks, friends! Never sang it that way, but I like Don Ho's "Who Is the Lolo Who Stole My Pakalolo"!

roxhum
09-23-2011, 02:42 AM
Your videos are always a treat. Your in Japan right now? I thought you lived in Hawaii.

keonepax
09-23-2011, 05:13 AM
Thanks, Roxhum! I grew up in Hawaii, but I'm now living and working in Japan. I still think of Hawaii as home and I visit just about every year.

Coconut Willie
09-23-2011, 05:48 AM
Awesome ..... again John!!! Man you just keep cranking them out. Loved it!!

keonepax
09-23-2011, 01:08 PM
Mahalo, Coconut Willie! Singing is good therapy for me!

Billsie
09-23-2011, 02:17 PM
Thankyou for sharing, keonepax, very nice vibe here along with some serious ukulele playing.
I wish that I could take it a bit more easy myself but I get too tied up in knots. Your sound gives me relief from myself while your handling of the uke keeps the ante up high.

Best wishes, Aloha Billsie


my noise
http://www.youtube.com/user/billsieofficialu2b?feature=mhsn

keonepax
09-23-2011, 05:14 PM
Mahalo, Billsie!