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peewee
06-25-2012, 08:25 AM
July 14th, Bastille Day, is next Saturday, so it’s France week, Ooh La La!


http://youtu.be/hmQYn02fOxk

Here are the parameters:

A video of a single live take of a performance (doesn’t have to be the first take) with ukulele(s) front and center. No overdubs. Other instruments OK in a supporting role. Multiple players, singers OK.

Songs must mention France, be about France or a French person or object, or BE IN FRENCH, or be by a French artist. They don’t have to be pro-French.

You must say the magic words: "21st season of the Ukulele" or "vingt-et-uneième saison du ukulélé" and post the video in this thread before the deadline for it to count.

The First entry will be judged as the main entry, subsequent entries must be labeled as Bonus Tracks to be considered as such, otherwise they will be judged as the main entry and the first entry will be thrown out.

Instrumentals are encouraged.

Scoring will be as follows:

Musicianship / Arrangement /10 points
(your own compositions are encouraged and will score well here)
Singing (or Instrumental performance for non-singers) /10 Points
(this is vocal timing and tune, not language ability)
Je ne Sais Quoi: /10 Points
(not to be confused with Panache)
Frenchness: /10 Points
(this includes song choice, whether the song is sung in French, and subject matter. It will be impossible to excel in this category without singing in French, even phonetically, nonsense phonetic French might be as good or better than actual French. Subtitles are encouraged. In the case of instrumentals, the introduction is your chance to get it across)
Production Value: /10 points
(this includes photography set and costume – maximum points for nouvelle vague jump cuts in a stripey shirt in a barge on the Seine going by the Eiffel Tower, for example...no extra points for smoking)
Bonus Tracks: Each participant’s first bonus track will be worth a maximum of 3 points, the second will be worth a maximum of 2 points, using arbitrary and subjective criteria. Subsequent Bonus Tracks will not count, but will be appreciated.

Judges: Well there’s me, and my buddy Fred has kindly volunteered
Fred is a better musician and a better French Speaker than I. He has worked as a English/French translator and as an arranger and player. I will try to lure in additional Frenchies if needed.

We also reserve the right to toss all the rules out and do a random drawing, but we’ll try to get it done right.

Deadline: 11:59 PM Sunday July 15, Hawaii Time (11:59AM, Monday July 16 Paris time)

Prizes: I will have some of these shipped directly from an online retailer, so if available:

1st prize: Ukulele Club de Paris CD Manuia!, or a toy accordion
2nd prize: whichever of the above the 1st place finisher doesn’t want
3rd prize: a pack of Martin strings for Concert/Soprano

Resources:
Here’s a big (6.6MB) pdf of 500+ French songs from user Milos on ukulele.fr by permission:
http://www.patacrep.com/data/documents/french.pdf

From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chanson):
"In France today "chanson" typically refers to the music of singers such as Charles Trenet, Jacques Brel, Jean Ferrat, Georges Brassens, Édith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Barbara, Serge Reggiani, Léo Ferré, Mireille Mathieu and Serge Gainsbourg. Chanson can be distinguished from the rest of French "pop" music by following the rhythms of French language, rather than those of English." Don't forget Claude Francois and Vincent Delerm and Jacques Dutronc...

For those of you digging up French Chord sheets online, they may be in “Solfege” rather than A-B C as we are accustomed to. Here’s how to convert:
C(do), D(re), E(mi), F(fa), G(sol), A(la), B(si) “dieze” means sharp and “molle” means flat.

I’m happy to be hosting this week, I’ve had a blast subjecting you all to my silly songs, so now I get to do some of the legwork..

In addition to paying tribute to all things Gallic, and to La Chanson in particular, I thought it might be a nice gesture to the many Seasonists who regularly contribute songs in English, despite it not being their first language. Our regular contributors include a few German speakers (including our illustrious founder Chrimess), a Portuguese speaking couple, and even a Tasmanian speaker, so this will be a chance to skew the playing field by encouraging a little parlay-voo. Also at least one of our regular participants is visiting France this week, and another just got back.

I thought it might also lure in some French speaking UU members who have not yet taken the dive into Seasons mania. Soyez les Bienvenus

Merde au troisième pouvoir! (break a leg)

PLAYLIST: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL33A9DF258DAC5CF6

THE RESULTS ARE IN (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?66981-21st-Season-of-the-Ukulele&p=999569#post999569)

TCK
07-04-2012, 11:08 PM
Wisdom? Yeah-right, but one of my judges did do a really nice Excel file for judging...it is awesome. Ksiegel- I am sure he would send it to you.
Also, take your heart meds because you will be RUNNING to the computer every spare minute to see what has happened.
OK- now, Cramps covers?

Dan Uke
07-05-2012, 06:49 PM
I'm already getting in line!!! I feel like a little teenage girl waiting in line for Twilight Eclipse!!

TCK
07-05-2012, 07:04 PM
I'm already getting in line!!! I feel like a little teenage girl waiting in line for Twilight Eclipse!!

^best thing on the internet today ;)

strumsilly
07-07-2012, 04:35 AM
Wisdom? Yeah-right, but one of my judges did do a really nice Excel file for judging...it is awesome. Ksiegel- I am sure he would send it to you.
Also, take your heart meds because you will be RUNNING to the computer every spare minute to see what has happened.
OK- now, Cramps covers?
A rubric of some sort is helpful, makes judging a little less subjective. I'd like to see the Excel file too, might be helpful I I host again. or you could do what Myrna did, just draw names, that way I have a chance, haha. But I think I saw my name fly out of the hat right before she drew!

ksiegel
07-07-2012, 11:28 AM
Anyone who wants the Excel file, just drop me a PM, and let me know if you want Excel 2003 or 2007 version (.xls or .xlsx).


-Kurt

(Ask soon - I may be away from the computer for a little while/ a few days...)

peewee
07-07-2012, 07:28 PM
See Parameters above..

ukuleledaddy
07-07-2012, 07:47 PM
Oh la la Monsieur Peewee.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
07-07-2012, 08:37 PM
C'est bon.

ukuleledaveey
07-08-2012, 03:29 AM
this could be the making of a bad week for me a scot winning wimbledon (come on Federer) and having to do a song about the french, now to find some songs about agincourt :smileybounce:

Thanks for hosting Peewee :)

strumsilly
07-08-2012, 03:51 AM
Ça me plaît Pee Wee. I have a secret weapon for this week. my FRENCH poodle!
I wonder if she knows any French songs?
40000

Tootler
07-08-2012, 03:53 AM
this could be the making of a bad week for me a scot winning wimbledon (come on Federer) and having to do a song about the french, now to find some songs about agincourt :smileybounce:

Thanks for hosting Peewee :)

The Agincourt Carol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK16e-Emrms

Tootler
07-08-2012, 03:57 AM
There's plenty of songs about Napoleon. Lot's of scope for Boney bashing! :nana:

Let me see... :confused: :iwant:

How about...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3Fa4lOQfbA

OTOH, Off to the bookshelf to look at my song books.

wee_ginga_yin
07-08-2012, 04:08 AM
Je T'aime...

23skidoo
07-08-2012, 04:55 AM
Ça me plaît Pee Wee. I have a secret weapon for this week. my FRENCH poodle!
I wonder if she knows any French songs?
40000

You could always try "Quiche Lorraine" by the B-52's - it's about a French poodle.....

I never had much success speaking French - I took a couple of semesters in college, but my instructor was a beautiful French graduate student - I always felt like Pepé Le Pew
trying to speak to her.....

GinnyT11
07-08-2012, 05:14 AM
C'est une bonne idée, Monsieur Peewee! Not everyone knows that you get handsomer when you sing in French.

If you already know Let It Be Me or These Foolish Things, the French lyrics are easily accessible. And you Canadians can easily sing your national anthem in French.


For those of you who might not have a corkscrew with you at the Wine Country Uke Fest, here's a Frenchman's technique for solving the problem. In the spirit of the 21st week, of course.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAx2TXt1v_I&feature=related

40004

Dougf
07-08-2012, 06:05 AM
Fun idea! This video is NOT my entry, but I thought I'd post it since I shot it in Paris recently, with a little intro in french. Ah le français, quelle belle langue!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kBtqHkFajQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kBtqHkFajQ

wee_ginga_yin
07-08-2012, 06:22 AM
Decided to start off with a bonus track.
Just to set the tone... and lower the bar
for everybody else.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1hF0Ct9gDU

peewee
07-08-2012, 06:29 AM
Decided to start off with a bonus track.
Just to set the tone... and lower the bar
for everybody else.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1hF0Ct9gDU

I am in awe. I was hoping that song would come up, I wasn't expecting the swinging fezzman version. Fantastic kickoff!
I am MDR (mort de rire)(LMAO)

peewee
07-08-2012, 06:31 AM
Fun idea! This video is NOT my entry, but I thought I'd post it since I shot it in Paris recently, with a little intro in french. Ah le français, quelle belle langue!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kBtqHkFajQ

I saw this when you posted it a couple of weeks ago, it's in large part what inspired this week's theme!

peewee
07-08-2012, 06:34 AM
Ça me plaît Pee Wee. I have a secret weapon for this week. my FRENCH poodle!
I wonder if she knows any French songs?
40000
Hopefully she doesn't know Zappa's poodle classic "Dirty Love" (http://youtu.be/3nQeYoYn03s)

strumsilly
07-08-2012, 06:38 AM
You could always try "Quiche Lorraine" by the B-52's
I'd need a ubass for that one. hmm, an excuse for another uke

TCK
07-08-2012, 08:15 AM
Wow- what a way to hurt my head on a Sunday morning...nicely played Mr. PeeWee.
Anyone have an XL gold lame jump suit I can borrow? I have a song in mind that requires it.

uke4ia
07-08-2012, 08:47 AM
Decided to start off with a bonus track.
Just to set the tone... and lower the bar
for everybody else.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1hF0Ct9gDU

I think we've already got our winner!

Dan Uke
07-08-2012, 09:37 AM
Decided to start off with a bonus track.
Just to set the tone... and lower the bar
for everybody else.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1hF0Ct9gDU

EPIC!! You should have done it wearing a French Corset and you would've gotten more points!!

wee_ginga_yin
07-08-2012, 10:28 AM
I am in awe. I was hoping that song would come up, I wasn't expecting the swinging fezzman version. Fantastic kickoff!
I am MDR (mort de rire)(LMAO)

Well ye know Jimmy, sing any song wa' a Sean Connery accent, an' the burds are like putty in yer hands.
It's a well know fact that if you want to inspire confidence when selling any product, then ye have ta' go
wa' a Scottish accent... at least this is ma cynical and devious ploy tae swing the judges in this contest,
and of course the Peter Lorre/Sidney Greenstreet/Casablanca Fez is that wee bit o' a bonus tae give me the edge.


I think we've already got our winner!

Well you know me... meticulous research and hours and hour of practice before I will
even attempt to record a song... worked my fingers down to the bone on that one.
I hope all my hard work pays off.


EPIC!! You should have done it wearing a French Corset and you would've gotten more points!!

Funny you should say that. I had a telephone call from Christine Aguliera and Lil Kim inviting me out to their luxury yacht
in Cannes... Christine was wanting to model some corsets for me, but I told her Christine c'est fini... but to tell
you the truth during the phone call, there was a tap tap at the window, and when I opened it up there was
Angelina Jolie half way up the drainpipe in her Tomb raider outfit, begging me to take her in.
A bird in the hand is worth two in a yacht any day

OldePhart
07-08-2012, 11:01 AM
...It will be impossible to excel in this category without singing in French, even phonetically, nonsense phonetic French might be as good or better than actual French...

Aye...and this true be the unmaskin' of ye laddy. A real Frenchman be strangle h'self than encourage Francophobes to mangle 'is language! (With apologies to wee_ginga_yin because I can't even fake a decent Scotts accent in text, let alone vocally!) :)

John

UkeyDave
07-08-2012, 12:01 PM
Decided to start off with a bonus track.
Just to set the tone... and lower the bar
for everybody else.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1hF0Ct9gDU

Genius :biglaugh:

uke4ia
07-08-2012, 01:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACCNdc6v9bc

The band Fairport Convention is in one way Britain's equivalent to The Band, in another way the previous generation's version of The Decemberists. They were the first of all the people who've taken old British folk songs and reels and set them to a rock beat. They've been around for 45 years now, and in all that time the closest thing they ever had to a hit was a French language version of Bob Dylan's "If You Gotta Go, Go Now".

janeray1940
07-08-2012, 02:07 PM
It was nerve-wracking, but I did it:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81i9SuAJyrU

Cameras make me so nervous. So, so very nervous!

My first name is French. And I took a lot of French history in college. And I was drinking French roast coffee as the video was uploading. Do I get bonus points for Frenchness?? :)

peewee
07-08-2012, 03:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACCNdc6v9bc

The band Fairport Convention is in one way Britain's equivalent to The Band, in another way the previous generation's version of The Decemberists. They were the first of all the people who've taken old British folk songs and reels and set them to a rock beat. They've been around for 45 years now, and in all that time the closest thing they ever had to a hit was a French language version of Bob Dylan's "If You Gotta Go, Go Now".

What cruel irony that the only Fairport tune to chart is not only a cover, but in French. I was not aware...tres bien joué! Thanks.
And Merci au Lapin aussi.

GinnyT11
07-08-2012, 03:06 PM
Felicitations, madame!

Someone pour her a glass of French wine!

peewee
07-08-2012, 03:09 PM
It was nerve-wracking, but I did it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81i9SuAJyrU

Cameras make me so nervous. So, so very nervous!

My first name is French. And I took a lot of French history in college. And I was drinking French roast coffee as the video was uploading. Do I get bonus points for Frenchness?? :)

Yay! Thanks for entering Janeray, that was beautiful, and your new uke sounds amazing.
(I know Janeray in real life and have been goading her into entering, so I'm very happy to see her here among us) Très Joli.

janeray1940
07-08-2012, 04:38 PM
Felicitations, madame!

Someone pour her a glass of French wine!


Yay! Thanks for entering Janeray, that was beautiful, and your new uke sounds amazing.
(I know Janeray in real life and have been goading her into entering, so I'm very happy to see her here among us) Très Joli.

Merci, mes amis... and yes, that glass of French wine would be très bien right about now!

OldePhart
07-08-2012, 05:37 PM
Super job and that new uke is pretty sweet - I don't know how you manage so far up the fretboard on a soprano - my hand becomes a fuzed sodden lump above about the seventh fret. :)


It was nerve-wracking, but I did it:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81i9SuAJyrU

Cameras make me so nervous. So, so very nervous!

My first name is French. And I took a lot of French history in college. And I was drinking French roast coffee as the video was uploading. Do I get bonus points for Frenchness?? :)

janeray1940
07-08-2012, 05:39 PM
Super job and that new uke is pretty sweet - I don't know how you manage so far up the fretboard on a soprano - my hand becomes a fuzed sodden lump above about the seventh fret. :)

Thanks much! As for how I manage - really little hands. Although the perspective of the video makes them look almost normal-adult sized!

ukuleledaddy
07-08-2012, 06:15 PM
Decided to start off with a bonus track.
Just to set the tone... and lower the bar
for everybody else.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1hF0Ct9gDU

Wonderful! I was considering this myself, but doing straight. I couldn't match this though. I loved it!

wee_ginga_yin
07-09-2012, 01:03 AM
Wonderful! I was considering this myself, but doing straight. I couldn't match this though. I loved it!

Since I copied your Ray Lamontange song please feel free to give this song a go.
Here are some pointers for production and choreography.

Moulin Rouge (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQa7SvVCdZk).

Or if you want to go for a more subdued look the go for

LaBelle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vch-2G8Q50E)

Failing that just go with that pink wig you used in a previous season and a fair bit of spandex
you can never have enough spandex.

austin1
07-09-2012, 04:21 AM
I have a fun idea for this week--can I edit things together? You said background instruments are okay, but what about background vocals?

peewee
07-09-2012, 05:46 AM
Tina

The rules are (and have been) one take - no overdubs, so whatever accompaniment should happen in real time in one shot.
I don't want to squelch your creativity, but..le reglement, c'est le reglement

UkeyDave
07-09-2012, 09:15 AM
This is quite some challenge. Have your earplugs at the ready.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDarO7_Qdy8&feature=youtu.be

23skidoo
07-09-2012, 09:31 AM
Decided to start off with a bonus track.
Just to set the tone... and lower the bar
for everybody else.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1hF0Ct9gDU

I just had time to sit and watch this. It made my day. I hope that was an important call - would be a shame to have interrupted such beauty for a mere trifle.....

wee_ginga_yin
07-09-2012, 09:43 AM
I just had time to sit and watch this. It made my day. I hope that was an important call - would be a shame to have interrupted such beauty for a mere trifle.....

When the phone started ringing I thought that I had hit a wrong chord
and I had to look down to see the position of my fingers... I was utterly confused
for a second or two... which is not unusual for me.

Oh the phone call was not all that important... just Christina Aguilera inviting
me to her yacht in the Med

23skidoo
07-09-2012, 09:46 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACCNdc6v9bc

The band Fairport Convention is in one way Britain's equivalent to The Band, in another way the previous generation's version of The Decemberists. They were the first of all the people who've taken old British folk songs and reels and set them to a rock beat. They've been around for 45 years now, and in all that time the closest thing they ever had to a hit was a French language version of Bob Dylan's "If You Gotta Go, Go Now".

Nicely done, Jim - I had no idea....... thought about doing Petula Clark's French cover of The Kinks' 'A Well Respected Man', but my French is so poor, I wouldn't be able to learn it in one week.....

23skidoo
07-09-2012, 09:51 AM
It was nerve-wracking, but I did it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81i9SuAJyrU

Cameras make me so nervous. So, so very nervous!

My first name is French. And I took a lot of French history in college. And I was drinking French roast coffee as the video was uploading. Do I get bonus points for Frenchness?? :)

Beautifully and sweetly played - and it's nice to put a face with the name..... I'm a painfully quite person myself and doing YT videos over the last year has really loosened me up - I've actually done a couple of open mics, even got up on stage at UWC, so keep it up - it gets easier and is definitely worth it... (and that is a pretty amazing ukulele, by the way.....)

23skidoo
07-09-2012, 10:00 AM
This is quite some challenge. Have your earplugs at the ready.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDarO7_Qdy8&feature=youtu.be

You're a brave man, Dave - mad props for attempting to sing en Français - and I thought it sounded remarkably good, considering..... dig the outtakes, too - I'm right there with you, trying to do these one take shots.....

peewee
07-09-2012, 10:38 AM
This is quite some challenge. Have your earplugs at the ready.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDarO7_Qdy8&feature=youtu.be

That was fabulous! No earplugs needed, and a very accurate rendition for phonetic French.
:bowdown:
Thanks for rising to the challenge. Hope it was more fun than frustrating!

janeray1940
07-09-2012, 10:44 AM
This is quite some challenge. Have your earplugs at the ready.



Très bien! Really enjoyed the outtakes (and wishing I had thought of that!).

uke4ia
07-09-2012, 12:01 PM
Nicely done, Jim - I had no idea....... thought about doing Petula Clark's French cover of The Kinks' 'A Well Respected Man', but my French is so poor, I wouldn't be able to learn it in one week.....

Do what I did. Sit at an angle and look off-camera at the lyric sheet. My only advantage is I have some idea how to pronounce French words. I grew up in a largely French-Canadian town in Maine, so everyone took French in junior high and high school instead of Spanish. For my trip to Quebec City last summer, I memorized the sentence "Si vous me parlez très, très lentement, peut-être je vous comprendrai un peu." Which means, "If you speak to me very, very slowly, maybe I will understand a little."

UkeyDave
07-09-2012, 12:46 PM
That was fabulous! No earplugs needed, and a very accurate rendition for phonetic French.
:bowdown:
Thanks for rising to the challenge. Hope it was more fun than frustrating!

Thank you for setting such a great challenge. It did make me laugh making it. I found I couldn't read my rendition and play the right chords. My brain nearly exploded in the process.

UkeyDave
07-09-2012, 12:53 PM
Très bien! Really enjoyed the outtakes (and wishing I had thought of that!).

Thank you.

OldePhart
07-09-2012, 01:47 PM
...I've actually done a couple of open mics, even got up on stage at UWC, so keep it up...

All right, none of that misplaced modesty allowed - you and the young'ns owned the stage at UWC the way I remember it!

Tootler
07-09-2012, 01:55 PM
Off to a good start I think

@uke4ia Who'd have thought it - Dylan in French courtesy of Fairport. Interesting and well sung

@Janeray1940 What was the tune called? Do enter again, I enjoyed your playing. I think of these "Seasons" contests as a virtual open mic - a chance to play for others. That way it doesn't seem so scary.

@UkeyDave Quite a challenge to take on that particular song. Well done. Loved the "YES" at the end and the out takes.

I think I've got something lined up in French but it will need some work and I am away for a couple of days at the end of the week. I have to take my daughter to the doctor tomorrow so if I put it in my Kindle I can sit and look at it while I am waiting for her.

janeray1940
07-09-2012, 02:03 PM
@Janeray1940 What was the tune called? Do enter again, I enjoyed your playing.


Merci! The song is "La Vie en Rose," 1945, written by Louis Guglielmi. The great Edith Piaf (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0feNVUwQA8U) popularized it and wrote the lyrics.



I think of these "Seasons" contests as a virtual open mic - a chance to play for others. That way it doesn't seem so scary.


LOL! The entire concept you just outlined - open mic, playing for others - absolutely terrifies me :)

OldePhart
07-09-2012, 02:06 PM
This is interesting so far...I was kind of expecting thirty versions of "Frere Jacques" :)


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

janeray1940
07-09-2012, 02:13 PM
This is interesting so far...I was kind of expecting thirty versions of "Frere Jacques" :)


Or "Alouette" :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnPqPk7eT0A

Pueo
07-09-2012, 02:23 PM
Bon, cette semaine IL FAUT que je le faire!

uke4ia
07-09-2012, 03:28 PM
This is interesting so far...I was kind of expecting thirty versions of "Frere Jacques" :)

I briefly considered doing a rave-up version of "Sur le pont d'Avignon".

ksiegel
07-09-2012, 05:26 PM
And here I've been noodling around with a medley of "Frere Jaques", "Sur Le Pont D'Avignon", and "Allouette"...


Since my planned surgery appears to have been cancelled (after being postponed twice), I have to think hard about entering.

And with what song...

The five entries in so far will be hard to beat.




-Kurt

jmw
07-09-2012, 05:52 PM
This is interesting so far...I was kind of expecting thirty versions of "Frere Jacques" :)


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


Argh! That was my idea!

Dan Uke
07-09-2012, 08:39 PM
It's not pronounced C'mon Homey!!.. Hehe

You can't get more French than Les Miserebles


http://youtu.be/xjKErI6iRMs

peewee
07-09-2012, 09:41 PM
It's not pronounced C'mon Homey!!.. Hehe

You can't get more French than Les Miserebles


http://youtu.be/xjKErI6iRMs

That was way French, I am not misérable, I am impressed Thanks !

23skidoo
07-10-2012, 04:32 AM
It's not pronounced C'mon Homey!!.. Hehe

You can't get more French than Les Miserebles

KErI6iRMs]http://youtu.be/xjKErI6iRMs

Good stuff, Daniel - really beautiful picking and a lovely tune. I'm not a fan of musical theater, but I always enjoy hearing the good tunes out of context.....

Dan Uke
07-10-2012, 06:39 AM
I thought this song was a good transition from Heaven and Hell to French since it had both. I wanted to do Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes) or Les Poisson from Little Mermaid but went with the transition song. I hope someone could sing one of these songs!!

Tootler
07-10-2012, 09:40 AM
It's not pronounced C'mon Homey!!.. Hehe

You can't get more French than Les Miserebles


http://youtu.be/xjKErI6iRMs

Good choice, Daniel and very well sung. Our choir did this song recently. Like Skidoo I'm not a fan of musicals but a well sung song is always appreciated.

Tootler
07-10-2012, 09:47 AM
Here is my entry. I had thought of a couple of possibilities, both English songs about the Napoleonic wars, then I remembered a song I had heard about from history at School, so I looked it up, found some You Tube clips, two with words so I thought "Go for it".

Apologies to those whose native language is French for my dreadful French accent. Best School French from more years ago than I care to remember.


http://youtu.be/rcOdugzGiUY

wee_ginga_yin
07-10-2012, 11:57 AM
Here is my entry. I had thought of a couple of possibilities, both English songs about the Napoleonic wars, then I remembered a song I had heard about from history at School, so I looked it up, found some You Tube clips, two with words so I thought "Go for it".

Apologies to those whose native language is French for my dreadful French accent. Best School French from more years ago than I care to remember.



I would not be surprised if those pesky French stole the melody from "For he's a jolly good fellow" :old:

23skidoo
07-10-2012, 12:05 PM
Here is my entry. I had thought of a couple of possibilities, both English songs about the Napoleonic wars, then I remembered a song I had heard about from history at School, so I looked it up, found some You Tube clips, two with words so I thought "Go for it".

Apologies to those whose native language is French for my dreadful French accent. Best School French from more years ago than I care to remember.

http://youtu.be/rcOdugzGiUY

Enjoyed it, Geoff..... always heard the tune and had no idea what is about - just checked the Wiki page for the lowdown and the different translations.... interesting stuff, great choice of tunes.....

Tootler
07-10-2012, 02:09 PM
I would not be surprised if those pesky French stole the melody from "For he's a jolly good fellow" :old:

According to the info I found the melody is older than the song. I suspect "For he's a jolly good fellow" isn't all that old. It looks as if both have used an existing melody, a common practice.


Enjoyed it, Geoff..... always heard the tune and had no idea what is about - just checked the Wiki page for the lowdown and the different translations.... interesting stuff, great choice of tunes.....

Thanks, Skidoo.

uke4ia
07-10-2012, 02:34 PM
I would not be surprised if those pesky French stole the melody from "For he's a jolly good fellow" :old:

I think it translates as "Lord Malbrough went over the mountain to see what he could see."

thesillydave
07-10-2012, 07:34 PM
bon soir mes amis! merci for the challenge! here is my little entry, had fun! thanks peewee! maybe i should learn french...too late!

http://youtu.be/BljLetEdO8I

bon chance mes amis!

strumsilly
07-11-2012, 03:09 AM
bon soir mes amis! merci for the challenge! here is my little entry, had fun! thanks peewee! maybe i should learn french...too late!


bon chance mes amis!

Tres bien, sounds authenticly French to me, but what do I know?

peewee
07-11-2012, 04:58 AM
Here is my entry. I had thought of a couple of possibilities, both English songs about the Napoleonic wars, then I remembered a song I had heard about from history at School, so I looked it up, found some You Tube clips, two with words so I thought "Go for it".

Apologies to those whose native language is French for my dreadful French accent. Best School French from more years ago than I care to remember.

http://youtu.be/rcOdugzGiUY

Wow, Enseignez-nous professeur Tootler! That's a real blast from the past. Very nicely done, and I love the wiki history (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlbrough_s%27en_va-t-en_guerre), which summarizes thus: song goes viral after Louis XVII's wet nurse (the aptly named Madame Poitrine) sings it to baby Louis and it catches on in the court.
Another fine performance sir, thanks.

PS - I've been slammed with work, sorry I haven't been on top of the new entries. Good stuff! If you're on the fence, remember, you don't HAVE to sing in French..

Tootler
07-11-2012, 05:33 AM
bon soir mes amis! merci for the challenge! here is my little entry, had fun! thanks peewee! maybe i should learn french...too late!

http://youtu.be/BljLetEdO8I

bon chance mes amis!

Very nicely done. I loved the Satchmo touch.

Tootler
07-11-2012, 05:40 AM
Wow, Enseignez-nous professeur Tootler! That's a real blast from the past. Very nicely done, and I love the wiki history (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlbrough_s%27en_va-t-en_guerre), which summarizes thus: song goes viral after Louis XVII's wet nurse (the aptly named Madame Poitrine) sings it to baby Louis and it catches on in the court.
Another fine performance sir, thanks.


Thanks. My school history book mentioned the song and said that Malborough became something of a bogey-man that French mothers used to threaten their children with when they misbehaved. :nana:

Thanks for posting the Wiki link. If I had thought on, I should have done it myself.

And finally one howler. One of the You Tube clips I found had much of what was in the Wiki link but in French and though I could make some sense of it, I used Google translate to get some words I didn't know and it translated the heir to the French Throne as "The Dolphin" :biglaugh:

peewee
07-11-2012, 06:05 AM
bon soir mes amis! merci for the challenge! here is my little entry, had fun! thanks peewee! maybe i should learn french...too late!
http://youtu.be/BljLetEdO8I

bon chance mes amis!

Cher Monsieur Le-Dave-Pas-Serieux,
J'ai beacoup aimé ta version du classique de Trenet. Ca m'a donné envie d'aller à la plage. Bien Joué!
That hit all the marks, Dave, fantastic. You are the croon-meister!
thanks

"le chat" lol

peewee
07-11-2012, 06:08 AM
And finally one howler. One of the You Tube clips I found had much of what was in the Wiki link but in French and though I could make some sense of it, I used Google translate to get some words I didn't know and it translated the heir to the French Throne as "The Dolphin" :biglaugh:

Wiki to the rescue: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dauphin_of_France
"Dauphin...was the title given to the heir apparent to the throne of France from 1350 to 1791, and from 1824 to 1830. The word is literally the French for dolphin, as a reference to the animal they bore on their flag."

Tootler
07-11-2012, 02:11 PM
Wiki to the rescue: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dauphin_of_France
"Dauphin...was the title given to the heir apparent to the throne of France from 1350 to 1791, and from 1824 to 1830. The word is literally the French for dolphin, as a reference to the animal they bore on their flag."

You learn something every day. Here in the UK we always use the French word "Dauphin". I never realised it literally meant "dolphin".

myrnaukelele
07-11-2012, 08:27 PM
C'est thème est brilliante peewee! Et je suis ici en Paris! Malheursement j'ai un ukulele avec un corde brise et le wi fi ce n'est pas libre. Mais j'ai une chanson et trois jours encore...
Liberté Egalité Fraternité!

Ukeval
07-12-2012, 05:20 AM
I post my entry here : (Instrumental only... I don't sing...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7kcZLdF09o
;-)

23skidoo
07-12-2012, 05:38 AM
bon soir mes amis! merci for the challenge! here is my little entry, had fun! thanks peewee! maybe i should learn french...too late!
http://youtu.be/BljLetEdO8I

bon chance mes amis!

Excellent job, Dave - great vocals and you've got a pretty mean Louis Armstrong going there.....

23skidoo
07-12-2012, 05:43 AM
I post my entry here : (Instrumental only... I don't sing...)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7kcZLdF09o
;-)

Beautiful playing! I love the lilting vibe, very pretty.... looking forward to exploring your YouTube channel, as well - that homemade banjo sounds great and you have an interesting selection of songs that you've recorded.....

Ukeval
07-12-2012, 06:03 AM
Beautiful playing! I love the lilting vibe, very pretty.... looking forward to exploring your YouTube channel, as well - that homemade banjo sounds great and you have an interesting selection of songs that you've recorded.....
Thanks ;-)
Yes the banjo sounds nice... (but it is not fine lutherie... lol)

peewee
07-12-2012, 06:17 AM
I post my entry here : (Instrumental only... I don't sing...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7kcZLdF09o
;-)

Ukeval! Welcome to the Seasons, et merci pour ta contribution, très joli!

Ukeval
07-12-2012, 06:59 AM
Thanks for your welcome... I could'nt resist about the theme...
I would like to add one thing, about the hat, it is a Panama, and in France, in slang for Paris we say" Paname" and Edith Piaf was a typical parisian singer, she start her carreer as a street singer in Paris, so the Panama is a wink to Paris and Edith...

thesillydave
07-12-2012, 07:05 AM
I post my entry here : (Instrumental only... I don't sing...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7kcZLdF09o
;-)

that was quite lovely! glad you could join us!

The Ukelites
07-12-2012, 10:51 AM
Decided to start off with a bonus track.
Just to set the tone... and lower the bar
for everybody else.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1hF0Ct9gDU


Very cool! Love it! But where were your knees???:rolleyes:

The Ukelites
07-12-2012, 10:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACCNdc6v9bc

The band Fairport Convention is in one way Britain's equivalent to The Band, in another way the previous generation's version of The Decemberists. They were the first of all the people who've taken old British folk songs and reels and set them to a rock beat. They've been around for 45 years now, and in all that time the closest thing they ever had to a hit was a French language version of Bob Dylan's "If You Gotta Go, Go Now".

Formidable!

The Ukelites
07-12-2012, 11:01 AM
It was nerve-wracking, but I did it:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81i9SuAJyrU

Cameras make me so nervous. So, so very nervous!

My first name is French. And I took a lot of French history in college. And I was drinking French roast coffee as the video was uploading. Do I get bonus points for Frenchness?? :)

Welcome to the season! No french wine? Un verre de beaujolais? :)

janeray1940
07-12-2012, 11:08 AM
Welcome to the season! No french wine? Un verre de beaujolais? :)

Merci! Un verre de beaujolais would gone quite nicely. Just un, though - after deux, I lose all playing ability :)

The Ukelites
07-12-2012, 11:10 AM
This is quite some challenge. Have your earplugs at the ready.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDarO7_Qdy8&feature=youtu.be

Ukey"Brave", great job! ;) Loved the outtakes!:)
As we are germans and always do English songs, we know how difficult it is to sing in a foreign language. Even worse was doing the judging video for the 20th season in English, we're just rendering this one...

The Ukelites
07-12-2012, 11:15 AM
It's not pronounced C'mon Homey!!.. Hehe

You can't get more French than Les Miserebles


http://youtu.be/xjKErI6iRMs

Trés jolie, Daniel! Ca nous plaît beaucoup!:)

The Ukelites
07-12-2012, 11:22 AM
I would not be surprised if those pesky French stole the melody from "For he's a jolly good fellow" :old:

Great rendition Tootler!
And we would not be surprised if it was just the other way round....:)
Or was it invented by the italian underground?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8n-PDVYgu4

prunelle
07-12-2012, 11:26 AM
Here is our first entry, Théou and myself.
Live from our attic among spiders.


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

The Ukelites
07-12-2012, 11:28 AM
bon soir mes amis! merci for the challenge! here is my little entry, had fun! thanks peewee! maybe i should learn french...too late!

http://youtu.be/BljLetEdO8I

bon chance mes amis!

Magnifique, Dave!:love:

The Ukelites
07-12-2012, 11:31 AM
I post my entry here : (Instrumental only... I don't sing...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7kcZLdF09o
;-)

Very fine arrangement! Welcome to the seasons! That uke sounds good!

janeray1940
07-12-2012, 11:33 AM
I post my entry here : (Instrumental only... I don't sing...)
;-)

Nicely done! I'm also a non-singer and I really enjoyed your instrumental.

thesillydave
07-12-2012, 11:33 AM
Here is our first entry, Théou and myself.
Live from our attic among spiders.


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

wow! that was so good!

23skidoo
07-12-2012, 11:33 AM
Here is our first entry, Théou and myself.
Live from our attic among spiders.

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

Beautiful! Wonderful vocals and excellent lead playing...... I'm uploading my entry now and suddenly feel very brutish.....

The Ukelites
07-12-2012, 11:34 AM
Merci! Un verre de beaujolais would gone quite nicely. Just un, though - after deux, I lose all playing ability :)

Yes, but after three you don't care about this anymore, pas de problèmes...

janeray1940
07-12-2012, 11:36 AM
Here is our first entry, Théou and myself.
Live from our attic among spiders.


Fantastic first entry. Hope to see many more!

The Ukelites
07-12-2012, 11:37 AM
Here is our first entry, Théou and myself.
Live from our attic among spiders.


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

That was great! Welcome to the seasons! :)

janeray1940
07-12-2012, 11:38 AM
Just have to say how much I've enjoyed each and every entry here. I've never participated in one of these before but it's been fun!

23skidoo
07-12-2012, 11:41 AM
You may want to turn your volume down a bit - I had some fun with the pickup built into my new Kamoa uke and a Fender amplifier.

This is a tune about Alec Eiffel. He's well known for building something.... from The Pixies record 'Trompe le Monde' - do I get bonus points since the album title is French, even though it's a bit impolite? ;)

Enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKCejYNhTS4

peewee
07-12-2012, 11:48 AM
Here is our first entry, Théou and myself.
Live from our attic among spiders.


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

Wow! Vous assurrez! Very nice. Thanks for joining in.

pootsie
07-12-2012, 11:49 AM
you may want to turn your volume down a bit - i had some fun with the pickup built into my new kamoa uke and a fender amplifier.

This is a tune about alec eiffel. He's well known for building something.... From the pixies record 'trompe le monde' - do i get bonus points since the album title is french, even though it's a bit impolite? ;)

enjoy!



http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_QpdkcQiAVZk/SLgA91nT5UI/AAAAAAAAAmE/2V4REYrcLe8/s200/rock+concert+lighter.jpg
wooooooooooo!

wee_ginga_yin
07-12-2012, 11:49 AM
Very cool! Love it! But where were your knees???:rolleyes:

I loaned them out to Christian since he said that to sing French songs demands at least 4 knees

peewee
07-12-2012, 11:52 AM
You may want to turn your volume down a bit - I had some fun with the pickup built into my new Kamoa uke and a Fender amplifier.

This is a tune about Alec Eiffel. He's well known for building something.... from The Pixies record 'Trompe le Monde' - do I get bonus points since the album title is French, even though it's a bit impolite? ;)

Enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKCejYNhTS4

Woooohooo! I was hoping beyond hope that song would come up! I just stage-dived off my couch.

23skidoo
07-12-2012, 11:55 AM
thanks, peewee & pootsie! Thought I'd try something a little different - makes me want a solid body electric ukulele.....

Dan Uke
07-12-2012, 12:28 PM
Here is our first entry, Théou and myself.
Live from our attic among spiders.


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

That sounded soooooo French not like some of us hacks!! Great singing!!

OldePhart
07-12-2012, 02:05 PM
I didn't understand a word but that was superb! Oh, and welcome to the UU and the seasons!


Here is our first entry, Théou and myself.
Live from our attic among spiders.


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

OldePhart
07-12-2012, 02:08 PM
Woooohooo! I was hoping beyond hope that song would come up! I just stage-dived off my couch.

I hope your living room carpet is a lot thicker than mine...

OldePhart
07-12-2012, 02:09 PM
I loaned them out to Christian since he said that to sing French songs demands at least 4 knees

You guys and your knee fixation...you're tho' thilly!

peewee
07-12-2012, 03:11 PM
Hey folks,

Kind of a slow start, I was a little scared that this week would go down as a flop, but there are some superb entries.
I'm sure you're all just perfecting your Jacques Brel (http://youtu.be/za_6A0XnMyw) diction.

I stacked the deck a little by posting about it over on the ukulele.fr forum as well. But remember, it's a ukulele competition, not a language contest.

Updated playlist:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL33A9DF258DAC5CF6

thanks all, et bienvenu aux partipants en provenance de ukulele.fr

peewee

mattydee
07-12-2012, 05:05 PM
Hey folks,

Kind of a slow start, I was a little scared that this week would go down as a flop, but there are some superb entries.
I'm sure you're all just perfecting your Jacques Brel (http://youtu.be/za_6A0XnMyw) diction.

peewee

Funny you should mention that -- I'm working up a Brel piece...

peewee
07-12-2012, 05:07 PM
I hope your living room carpet is a lot thicker than mine...

I think I need a new coffee table

cheesegasuki
07-12-2012, 06:34 PM
You may want to turn your volume down a bit - I had some fun with the pickup built into my new Kamoa uke and a Fender amplifier.

This is a tune about Alec Eiffel. He's well known for building something.... from The Pixies record 'Trompe le Monde' - do I get bonus points since the album title is French, even though it's a bit impolite? ;)

Enjoy!

PIXIES! Ukuleles and feedback. You must do more research. For science.

TCK
07-12-2012, 07:40 PM
All right...it is 110' here, so I ain't going outside. I ain't dressing up either, because, like I said- it is really hot. I tried singing in French...I sound like Pepe Le Peu. I tried a Cajun tune, but it is really hard to play the accordion and the Ukulele at the same time, and Melissa was having no part of it.
I tried ABBA as well- figured the laugh might get me in there, but I look terrible in Lame'.
I came up with this- a song about France, from the Pacific Northwest of America. I am wearing shorts and flip flops, and a shirt that criticizes George W Bush, so the costuming is authentic (I could not bare flannel today). It is a cool song though. A really cool song- I hope I did it some sort of justice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFph_rnzqes&list=UU1xday0NyeuItGfSKVnR8-w&index=1&feature=plcp

peewee
07-12-2012, 07:53 PM
All right...it is 110' here, so I ain't going outside. I ain't dressing up either, because, like I said- it is really hot. I tried singing in French...I sound like Pepe Le Peu. I tried a Cajun tune, but it is really hard to play the accordion and the Ukulele at the same time, and Melissa was having no part of it.
I tried ABBA as well- figured the laugh might get me in there, but I look terrible in Lame'.
I came up with this- a song about France, from the Pacific Northwest of America. I am wearing shorts and flip flops, and a short that criticizes George W Bush, so the costuming is authentic (I could not bare flannel today). It is a cool song though. A really cool song- I hope I did it some sort of justice.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFph_rnzqes&list=UU1xday0NyeuItGfSKVnR8-w&index=1&feature=plcp

Hey Kiddo, great song choice. It's also heatwave appropriate.I need to dig up my Decemberist CD.
You get points for avant-garde camera angle too. Nice work, and thanks.

janeray1940
07-12-2012, 07:56 PM
It is a cool song though. A really cool song- I hope I did it some sort of justice.

It is, and you did!

TCK
07-12-2012, 07:57 PM
Thank you kindly good sir...that was my Ipad being thrown on the floor in disgust because it was so bleeding hot. Avante-Garde it is :) Winning with knowing it is a Colin Meloy tune! I am as far from a hipster as it gets, but I love these guys. Has something to do with the accordion I think.
Hey Kiddo, great song choice. It's also heatwave appropriate.I need to dig up my Decemberist CD.
You get points for avant-garde camera angle too. Nice work, and thanks.

TCK
07-12-2012, 07:58 PM
It is, and you did!

Your too kind...thank you much :)

29moons
07-12-2012, 07:59 PM
This is fantastic! I love it and it sounds so authentic. Makes me think of a radio broadcast from the forties. Thanks.


Here is our first entry, Théou and myself.
Live from our attic among spiders.


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

TCK
07-12-2012, 08:03 PM
Oh...My...God.
This is lovely guys. Welcome to the seasons.
Now off to watch this about 100 more times.

Here is our first entry, Théou and myself.
Live from our attic among spiders.


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

29moons
07-12-2012, 08:09 PM
Well, here is my entry for this week. As the video shows, I got Napoleon stuck in my head and one thing led to another. So...


http://youtu.be/2jXbreo6-Pc

The Ukelites
07-12-2012, 10:10 PM
You may want to turn your volume down a bit - I had some fun with the pickup built into my new Kamoa uke and a Fender amplifier.

This is a tune about Alec Eiffel. He's well known for building something.... from The Pixies record 'Trompe le Monde' - do I get bonus points since the album title is French, even though it's a bit impolite? ;)

Enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKCejYNhTS4

Cool song, we thought about this one too. Distorsion is clever solution for this one!:music:

The Ukelites
07-12-2012, 10:12 PM
All right...it is 110' here, so I ain't going outside. I ain't dressing up either, because, like I said- it is really hot. I tried singing in French...I sound like Pepe Le Peu. I tried a Cajun tune, but it is really hard to play the accordion and the Ukulele at the same time, and Melissa was having no part of it.
I tried ABBA as well- figured the laugh might get me in there, but I look terrible in Lame'.
I came up with this- a song about France, from the Pacific Northwest of America. I am wearing shorts and flip flops, and a shirt that criticizes George W Bush, so the costuming is authentic (I could not bare flannel today). It is a cool song though. A really cool song- I hope I did it some sort of justice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFph_rnzqes&list=UU1xday0NyeuItGfSKVnR8-w&index=1&feature=plcp

Great one! And now you're in the hot knee contest too!:shaka:

The Ukelites
07-12-2012, 10:17 PM
Well, here is my entry for this week. As the video shows, I got Napoleon stuck in my head and one thing led to another. So...


http://youtu.be/2jXbreo6-Pc

This song suits you much better than ABBA's Waterloo.

23skidoo
07-13-2012, 05:52 AM
PIXIES! Ukuleles and feedback. You must do more research. For science.

I'll keep you posted.....:D

23skidoo
07-13-2012, 05:59 AM
All right...it is 110' here, so I ain't going outside. I ain't dressing up either, because, like I said- it is really hot. I tried singing in French...I sound like Pepe Le Peu. I tried a Cajun tune, but it is really hard to play the accordion and the Ukulele at the same time, and Melissa was having no part of it.
I tried ABBA as well- figured the laugh might get me in there, but I look terrible in Lame'.
I came up with this- a song about France, from the Pacific Northwest of America. I am wearing shorts and flip flops, and a shirt that criticizes George W Bush, so the costuming is authentic (I could not bare flannel today). It is a cool song though. A really cool song- I hope I did it some sort of justice.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFph_rnzqes&list=UU1xday0NyeuItGfSKVnR8-w&index=1&feature=plcp

Good stuff, Dave - a great tune from a great record..... you knocked it down, man - the singin and strummin continues to improve..... and I'd love to see you try to sing in French - I thought about trying myself, hoping for some sympathy points this week.....

23skidoo
07-13-2012, 06:04 AM
Well, here is my entry for this week. As the video shows, I got Napoleon stuck in my head and one thing led to another. So...

http://youtu.be/2jXbreo6-Pc

Nicely done, man! That tune is definitely suited to your vocal range - sounds great..... dig the laid back vibe.....

23skidoo
07-13-2012, 06:06 AM
Cool song, we thought about this one too. Distorsion is clever solution for this one!:music:

I usually don't play electric, even guitar, so using the distortion and overdrive effects were a fun diversion - the tune actually sounded pretty cool acoustically, just sort of plugged in on a whim to record it.....

GlukoZ
07-13-2012, 06:27 AM
Hello everybody !

This is my contribution, I couldn't let Ukeval shows you his GG uke without doing something with mine :


http://youtu.be/FmbdgwrATFo

Vive le France !

peewee
07-13-2012, 06:48 AM
Hello everybody !

This is my contribution, I couldn't let Ukeval shows you his GG uke without doing something with mine :

http://youtu.be/FmbdgwrATFo

Vive le France !

Chèr Professeur GlukoZ,

Merci pour votre contribution à la fois scientifique (vous devez être ornitho-scatologue?) et Dadaiste. La critique de votre thèse s'effectura donc Lundi prochain, êtes vous pret à la défendre oralement?

Thanks, that was a welcome dose of weirdness. Who is this luthier Gerard?

peewee
07-13-2012, 06:51 AM
that was my Ipad being thrown on the floor in disgust because it was so bleeding hot. Avante-Garde it is :)

Same angle as skyping with my 6 year old via ipad - nostril forehead and ceiling cam.

peewee
07-13-2012, 07:02 AM
Well, here is my entry for this week. As the video shows, I got Napoleon stuck in my head and one thing led to another. So...

http://youtu.be/2jXbreo6-Pc

29Moons, that wsa a great relaxed rendition, suits you well as others have said. It's not the easiest song to sing, those Davies Bros always make things complicated. Thanks

For Frenchness, I don't know. For some reason you don't hear much about Waterloo in Paris, there are Métro stations and streets and squares named after Napoleonic victories (Iéna, Austerlitz, Wagram) but no Waterloo. Hmmm

29moons
07-13-2012, 07:37 AM
Thank you very much. I really enjoyed learning this one. I just started learn it on Monday. I love the Kinks.

As for Frenchness, well I really didn't expect it to pass that test. Like I said, once Napoleon got into my head it wouldn't leave and so it went to there. But, I really couldn't think of anything truly French. I did think about doing "France" by the Grateful Dead, but I didn't feel like doing DiscoDead. I'm surprised that there are no dedications in Paris to Waterloo, I guess that would be like Georgia having a "Gettysburg Station" or "Appomattox Square."

Thanks for the great contest.


29Moons, that was a great relaxed rendition, suits you well as others have said. It's not the easiest song to sing, those Davies Bros always make things complicated. Thanks

For Frenchness, I don't know. For some reason you don't hear much about Waterloo in Paris, there are Métro stations and streets and squares named after Napoleonic victories (Iéna, Austerlitz, Wagram) but no Waterloo. Hmmm

29moons
07-13-2012, 07:39 AM
OK! I am officially a Professor Glukoz fan. I love this song, it is flippin' awesome. I am going to turn my wife's cousin onto it. She is French and calls her wife CooCoo. I also enjoyed another video of his called VeloSolex. The Professor sure loves his motorized bike. As i watched it it made me want to go on a picnic in the French countryside and listen to DEVO.

Please enjoy more of the Professor here.


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

TCK
07-13-2012, 07:42 AM
YES! YES! YES!
Words cannot express how wonderful I think this is.
That's all folks.

Hello everybody !

This is my contribution, I couldn't let Ukeval shows you his GG uke without doing something with mine :


http://youtu.be/FmbdgwrATFo

Vive le France !

UKISOCIETY
07-13-2012, 07:57 AM
OK! I am officially a Professor Glukoz fan. I love this song, it is flippin' awesome. I am going to turn my wife's cousin onto it. She is French and calls her wife CooCoo. I also enjoyed another video of his called VeloSolex. The Professor sure loves his motorized bike. As i watched it it made me want to go on a picnic in the French countryside and listen to DEVO.

Please enjoy more of the Professor here.

[video]

Wow. What is it with French ukers and their motorized bikes? :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QYuWT8K6Jw

GlukoZ
07-13-2012, 08:04 AM
Thanks for all your kind comments, guys !


I am going to turn my wife's cousin onto it. She is French and calls her wife CooCoo.
Hum... the words are not really the original ones, she might be a little bit surprised.

GlukoZ
07-13-2012, 08:09 AM
Who is this luthier Gerard?

Gérard is an amateur luthier who's makes one or two ukes for a year.

High quality, great intonation. Mine is a "mezzo-soprano" with 36,5 cm strings length.

OldePhart
07-13-2012, 09:34 AM
Great cover!


All right...it is 110' here, so I ain't going outside. I ain't dressing up either, because, like I said- it is really hot. I tried singing in French...I sound like Pepe Le Peu. I tried a Cajun tune, but it is really hard to play the accordion and the Ukulele at the same time, and Melissa was having no part of it.
I tried ABBA as well- figured the laugh might get me in there, but I look terrible in Lame'.
I came up with this- a song about France, from the Pacific Northwest of America. I am wearing shorts and flip flops, and a shirt that criticizes George W Bush, so the costuming is authentic (I could not bare flannel today). It is a cool song though. A really cool song- I hope I did it some sort of justice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFph_rnzqes&list=UU1xday0NyeuItGfSKVnR8-w&index=1&feature=plcp

OldePhart
07-13-2012, 09:38 AM
Love the hat! Welcome to UU, hope to see more from you.


Hello everybody !

This is my contribution, I couldn't let Ukeval shows you his GG uke without doing something with mine :


http://youtu.be/FmbdgwrATFo

Vive le France !

OldePhart
07-13-2012, 09:42 AM
OUch, my eyes, make it go away!


Wow. What is it with French ukers and their motorized bikes? :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QYuWT8K6Jw

Barbablanca
07-13-2012, 10:24 AM
Here is my entry:



http://tinyurl.com/cpa3kwr

As my other entry, for the 20th, this song was written especially for this season.

It stars me on Concert Uke and my daughter (13) -out of shot- on Melodica.

Sur le boulevard des rêves brisés

Sur le boulevard des rêves brisés
Où les solitaires vont
Il y a une femme qui pleure
Il y a un petit enfant jouant

Il y a un homme avec une vieille guitare
En face de lui un chapeau.
Il chante des femmes qu'il a aimé
Les femmes qui lui ont dit non!

Ceci est où l'espoir est laissé
Où se cache derrière un maquillage
Pas de lumière dans l'obscurité
Pas de vrais visages.

Sur le boulevard de l'espoir perdu
Les chats hurlent dans la nuit
Rien n'est comme il paraît
Tout ce qui reste, c'est l'ennui

Ceci est où l'espoir est laissé
Où se cache derrière un maquillage
Pas de lumière dans l'obscurité
Pas de vrais visages.


PS My daughter loves the Harley-Davison Video and thinks the guy is awesome.

(Well she also said "Es el puto amo, tio!")


PS I chose the video option for my URL - but it doesn't seem to have worked. Maybe because it's via tiny url

Barbablanca
07-13-2012, 10:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6XWF5zodp8&feature=youtube_gdata&ytsession=AtMzbddMdBZFXa7n0bdFeVtjjLu5ZBvI4dV1ypa2 6oBMFRyrbhmmGt7h03Hpcc3hUSZwfylJ4dPoWkCZPGCTXRjiSC-6hCTyBsuWXvxS6JGZJJfoMaGR0hcp-ywQ7xLx7LpVeIvMG52ERdGQ3oSlhPy6cxmY-B1fokadEGLiPAtIAN6ACgjmtJL_6ZbhvaAV6VJHYVvWDjL8YRg PiRHq9RSJtmURiVLdlB3bHUy0kjE

On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Where the lonely go,
There is a woman weeping,
There is a young child playing.

There is a man with an old guitar
In front of him a hat,
He sings of women he has loved
Women who refused him.

This is where all hope is lost
Where you hide behind a mask of make up
There is no light in the darkness
No real faces are on view.

On the boulevard of lost hope,
The cats howl in the night.
Nothing is at it seems
All that is left is tedium.

This is where all hope is lost
Where you hide behind a mask of make up
There is no light in the darkness
No real faces are on view.

Yep, the problem was the indirect link.

prunelle
07-13-2012, 11:05 AM
Fantastic first entry. Hope to see many more!

Thanks for your kind comment.

It's a real pleasure to see all these videos. I've enjoyed a lot so far.

Ukeval
07-13-2012, 12:52 PM
Hello everybody !

This is my contribution, I couldn't let Ukeval shows you his GG uke without doing something with mine :



Vive le France !
Wow... excellent GG ukulele but this man is crazy !!!! (hi hi Prof... les paroles sont d'origine ???) Je t'aurais, un jour, je t'aurais... ;-)
Bon on t'attend au Raoul de Pied Pouzin...

peewee
07-13-2012, 02:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6XWF5zodp8&feature=youtube_gdata&ytsession=AtMzbddMdBZFXa7n0bdFeVtjjLu5ZBvI4dV1ypa2 6oBMFRyrbhmmGt7h03Hpcc3hUSZwfylJ4dPoWkCZPGCTXRjiSC-6hCTyBsuWXvxS6JGZJJfoMaGR0hcp-ywQ7xLx7LpVeIvMG52ERdGQ3oSlhPy6cxmY-B1fokadEGLiPAtIAN6ACgjmtJL_6ZbhvaAV6VJHYVvWDjL8YRg PiRHq9RSJtmURiVLdlB3bHUy0kjE

On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Where the lonely go,
There is a woman weeping,
There is a young child playing.

There is a man with an old guitar
In front of him a hat,
He sings of women he has loved
Women who refused him.

This is where all hope is lost
Where you hide behind a mask of make up
There is no light in the darkness
No real faces are on view.

On the boulevard of lost hope,
The cats howl in the night.
Nothing is at it seems
All that is left is tedium.

This is where all hope is lost
Where you hide behind a mask of make up
There is no light in the darkness
No real faces are on view.

Yep, the problem was the indirect link.

Barbablanca,

It was after I posted the Theme that I saw that you are a translator. My hopes were high, and I am not disappointed!
A self-penned chanson!! Very nice. Dark and existential and realist and all of that. I would have liked to see a visual on the melodica player, just to know it's live, but I'll take you at your word...bravo!

Dan Uke
07-13-2012, 07:53 PM
Barbablanca,

It was after I posted the Theme that I saw that you are a translator. My hopes were high, and I am not disappointed!
A self-penned chanson!! Very nice. Dark and existential and realist and all of that. I would have liked to see a visual on the melodica player, just to know it's live, but I'll take you at your word...bravo!

Don't take Barbablanca at his word!! Let's investigate and call Inspector Clouseau!


http://youtu.be/m0VXK6IqJE8

Dougf
07-13-2012, 08:04 PM
Well, not sure the striped shirt really works, but this song is on my short list of favorites, "Les Feuilles Mortes", or "Autumn Leaves" as it is known in english.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr3zpcxnOow

peewee
07-13-2012, 08:05 PM
Don't take Barbablanca at his word!! Let's investigate and call Inspector Clouseau!

[URLhttp://youtu.be/m0VXK6IqJE8[/URL]

Helleuh, I wood lack to say zat wuz verry gud playing uv 'ook.
Sank You

Dan Uke
07-13-2012, 08:08 PM
Well, not sure the striped shirt really works, but this song is on my short list of favorites, "Les Feuilles Mortes", or "Autumn Leaves" as it is known in english.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr3zpcxnOow

Thanks Doug. I love that song. You must be playing at Mont Blanc!

peewee
07-13-2012, 08:08 PM
Well, not sure the striped shirt really works, but this song is on my short list of favorites, "Les Feuilles Mortes", or "Autumn Leaves" as it is known in english.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr3zpcxnOow

Rockin the stripey shirt! You are one smooth cat, Doug.
Super-cool, mon pôte. T'as le mega feeling d'enfer.
thanks

janeray1940
07-13-2012, 08:18 PM
Thanks Doug. I love that song.

Second that, and - I always thought it was a Johnny Mercer song. While I was sort of right - huh, learn something new every day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autumn_Leaves_%28song%29) :)

TCK
07-13-2012, 09:04 PM
Right-going to muddy up the thread by finally going through and watching everyone's efforts. Gotta say this is one hell of a start Wee. I think you are my hero. Brilliant!
Decided to start off with a bonus track.
Just to set the tone... and lower the bar
for everybody else.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1hF0Ct9gDU

TCK
07-13-2012, 09:06 PM
First legit video and you sing in French? Well done mate...I love the, how you say, intro. Made me smile from ear to ear.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACCNdc6v9bc

The band Fairport Convention is in one way Britain's equivalent to The Band, in another way the previous generation's version of The Decemberists. They were the first of all the people who've taken old British folk songs and reels and set them to a rock beat. They've been around for 45 years now, and in all that time the closest thing they ever had to a hit was a French language version of Bob Dylan's "If You Gotta Go, Go Now".

TCK
07-13-2012, 09:16 PM
Janeray-unless you want me showing up at your house, this cannot be your last entry as it says on the YouTube. I have read your posts for two years and never seen a video...this is spectacular. La Vie En Rose, probably one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written, and your camera shy performance brings out something that the tune REQUIRES. A delicate, thoughtful and contemplative delivery....this is lovely. Thanks for posting a favorite.
It was nerve-wracking, but I did it:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81i9SuAJyrU

Cameras make me so nervous. So, so very nervous!

My first name is French. And I took a lot of French history in college. And I was drinking French roast coffee as the video was uploading. Do I get bonus points for Frenchness?? :)

TCK
07-13-2012, 09:22 PM
Another Dave ...spectacular. In grade school we all had to go by our last names, but here we no longer have anonymity to hide behind because our personna's come screaming forward. It is the name I figure?...the authentic onion a dead give away. Love this mate. I think it is time Los Dave's did a collab video and brought the ukulele world to it's knees.
-Dave.
This is quite some challenge. Have your earplugs at the ready.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDarO7_Qdy8&feature=youtu.be

TCK
07-13-2012, 09:27 PM
I usually run from musical theater screaming...but you did such a lovely job picking this out I was compelled. Very nice
It's not pronounced C'mon Homey!!.. Hehe

You can't get more French than Les Miserebles


http://youtu.be/xjKErI6iRMs

TCK
07-13-2012, 09:30 PM
I want to hang out with you Tootler...drink strong coffee, play ukulele all day, and learn about the songs I am playing. I am free Monday. :)
Here is my entry. I had thought of a couple of possibilities, both English songs about the Napoleonic wars, then I remembered a song I had heard about from history at School, so I looked it up, found some You Tube clips, two with words so I thought "Go for it".

Apologies to those whose native language is French for my dreadful French accent. Best School French from more years ago than I care to remember.


http://youtu.be/rcOdugzGiUY

TCK
07-13-2012, 09:33 PM
Stripey shirt, brilliant hat, red wine and a pissed off at as we head out somewhere beyond the sea...does it get better than this? Well played mr. Sillydave. Well impressed here.
bon soir mes amis! merci for the challenge! here is my little entry, had fun! thanks peewee! maybe i should learn french...too late!

http://youtu.be/BljLetEdO8I

bon chance mes amis!

TCK
07-13-2012, 09:37 PM
Does everyone here know French? I am so out of the loop and kinda feeling stud guys...another beautiful
Rendition of one of my favorite tunes. Thank you- this is always how I hear it in my head.
I post my entry here : (Instrumental only... I don't sing...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7kcZLdF09o
;-)

TCK
07-13-2012, 09:44 PM
Bill...this comment will only make sense to you (I hope it makes sense). Me and Mel have decided we kinda love you and would like you to move to California OK?
You may want to turn your volume down a bit - I had some fun with the pickup built into my new Kamoa uke and a Fender amplifier.

This is a tune about Alec Eiffel. He's well known for building something.... from The Pixies record 'Trompe le Monde' - do I get bonus points since the album title is French, even though it's a bit impolite? ;)

Enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKCejYNhTS4

TCK
07-13-2012, 09:58 PM
I think I was probably 14 when I finally saw the Kinks...I will never forget Ray taking the stage and saying"it was not called heavy metal when I invented it". A smashing tune from an all time favorite band...you did the Davies proud here mate
Well, here is my entry for this week. As the video shows, I got Napoleon stuck in my head and one thing led to another. So...


http://youtu.be/2jXbreo6-Pc

TCK
07-13-2012, 10:08 PM
An original...in French? With translation? I respectfully bow out...well done good sir. Well done (and your kid is cool...takes a great mid to understand the Harley guy)
Here is my entry:



http://tinyurl.com/cpa3kwr

As my other entry, for the 20th, this song was written especially for this season.

It stars me on Concert Uke and my daughter (13) -out of shot- on Melodica.

Sur le boulevard des rêves brisés

Sur le boulevard des rêves brisés
Où les solitaires vont
Il y a une femme qui pleure
Il y a un petit enfant jouant

Il y a un homme avec une vieille guitare
En face de lui un chapeau.
Il chante des femmes qu'il a aimé
Les femmes qui lui ont dit non!

Ceci est où l'espoir est laissé
Où se cache derrière un maquillage
Pas de lumière dans l'obscurité
Pas de vrais visages.

Sur le boulevard de l'espoir perdu
Les chats hurlent dans la nuit
Rien n'est comme il paraît
Tout ce qui reste, c'est l'ennui

Ceci est où l'espoir est laissé
Où se cache derrière un maquillage
Pas de lumière dans l'obscurité
Pas de vrais visages.


PS My daughter loves the Harley-Davison Video and thinks the guy is awesome.

(Well she also said "Es el puto amo, tio!")


PS I chose the video option for my URL - but it doesn't seem to have worked. Maybe because it's via tiny url

gerardg
07-13-2012, 10:10 PM
Hi folks!

Some questions about GG ukes gone.
Prof Glukoz and ukeval's ukes are my own design and building.
Thank's for interest.
See here:
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?62436-Latest-Mezzo-Soprano
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?57993-My-last-concert-hibiscus-soundhole-16-quot-scale-uke
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?57571-My-own-design-ukuleles-with-drawings

TCK
07-13-2012, 10:11 PM
Stripey shirt...shoulders...beautiful pineapple . This is all gold Doug, add to it the way you swing those chords together, solid gold
Well, not sure the striped shirt really works, but this song is on my short list of favorites, "Les Feuilles Mortes", or "Autumn Leaves" as it is known in english.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr3zpcxnOow

TCK
07-13-2012, 10:14 PM
And this concludes our session of making a mess of the thread....did I miss anyone? Well done folks (said in a thick French accent while eating French fries and salad with French dressing)

peewee
07-13-2012, 10:15 PM
Well, not sure the striped shirt really works, but this song is on my short list of favorites, "Les Feuilles Mortes", or "Autumn Leaves" as it is known in english.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr3zpcxnOow

DougF
here's a song about that song:

http://youtu.be/gWCgozV3oHc

Here's a page about the song about a song. (http://www.loscuadernosdejulia.com/2007/12/les-feuilles-de-la-chanson.html).
We need some Gainsbourg up in here, so there you go

peewee
07-13-2012, 10:28 PM
Wow. What is it with French ukers and their motorized bikes? :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QYuWT8K6Jw

It's due to Bardot damage that they suffered at an early age:


http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1402465056426224995

The Ukelites
07-13-2012, 10:38 PM
Don't take Barbablanca at his word!! Let's investigate and call Inspector Clouseau!


http://youtu.be/m0VXK6IqJE8

Cool choice and nice arrangement! Haven't thought about this one...

The Ukelites
07-13-2012, 10:42 PM
Well, not sure the striped shirt really works, but this song is on my short list of favorites, "Les Feuilles Mortes", or "Autumn Leaves" as it is known in english.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr3zpcxnOow

Wonderful rendition! Great arrangement for this sweet uke!

The Ukelites
07-13-2012, 10:51 PM
DougF
here's a song about that song:

http://youtu.be/gWCgozV3oHc

Here's a page about the song about a song. (http://www.loscuadernosdejulia.com/2007/12/les-feuilles-de-la-chanson.html).
We need some Gainsbourg up in here, so there you go

Merci Peewee! We found a song, it's hard to do, but we hope to get it recorded in time! great theme!

GlukoZ
07-13-2012, 11:32 PM
Nice pink panther & les "fouilles" mortes !


La chanson de Prévert is a song of Serge Gainsbourg who's also the author of "Harley-Davidson" sung by Brigitte Bardot.

Alexandre
07-14-2012, 12:06 AM
Hello everyone!
It's the first time I participate to The Seasons and I would like to thank Peewee for posting an invitation on a french forum : )
I choose to play "Aux armes et caetera" wich is a famous cover of our national anthem on a reggae sound. Serge Gainsbourg did this cover in 1979 (and it was a scandal!). I play on a Motu (ukulélé made in France;)
So here's my entry:

http://youtu.be/y62jmIh0sB0
(btw, excuse my french : p)

GlukoZ
07-14-2012, 01:05 AM
Welle done, Alex !



Hello everyone!
I play on a Motu (ukulélé made in France;)

This is an important point indeed. Ukeval and I play on french ukes too.

Ukeval
07-14-2012, 01:08 AM
Bravo Alexandre, super le son du motu !
goude leucque
Val

Ukeval
07-14-2012, 01:10 AM
Hé glukoz, c'est malin maintenant j'ai ta chanson dans la tête !

Tootler
07-14-2012, 04:27 AM
Well!!!!

I go away for two days and what seemed a quiet season has exploded into life. I hope I have caught everyone.


@UkeVal Very nice playing.
@prunelle Excellent first entry. I hope we will hear more of you. I particularly like the way the two ukes complement each other.
@TCK Good choice of song, well sung.
@29moons Nice choice of song. The Kinks were favourites of mine.
@23skidoo Wow! That one certainly grabs attention. Nice one, though.
@Glukoz A colourful rendition!
@Barbabianca An original song, I'm impressed. Love it.
@nongdam, I loved the ukulele rendering of the Pink Panther tune.
@Dougf Very nice to hear the original French words to this song.
@peewee Love it. A song about a song? Interesting idea. Glad you posted even though you are the host this week.
@Alexandre Welcome to the seasons and I hope we will hear more from you in the future.

It's very encouraging to see so many first posts.

23skidoo
07-14-2012, 05:02 AM
Hello everybody !

This is my contribution, I couldn't let Ukeval shows you his GG uke without doing something with mine :

http://youtu.be/FmbdgwrATFo

Vive le France !

Welcome GlukoZ - this is just delightfully peculiar.....

23skidoo
07-14-2012, 05:07 AM
Wow. What is it with French ukers and their motorized bikes? :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QYuWT8K6Jw

This is one of my favorite things on YouTube, hands down..... Antoine and his nose flute are one of the true joys of my YouTube subscriptions....

23skidoo
07-14-2012, 05:12 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6XWF5zodp8&feature=youtube_gdata&ytsession=AtMzbddMdBZFXa7n0bdFeVtjjLu5ZBvI4dV1ypa2 6oBMFRyrbhmmGt7h03Hpcc3hUSZwfylJ4dPoWkCZPGCTXRjiSC-6hCTyBsuWXvxS6JGZJJfoMaGR0hcp-ywQ7xLx7LpVeIvMG52ERdGQ3oSlhPy6cxmY-B1fokadEGLiPAtIAN6ACgjmtJL_6ZbhvaAV6VJHYVvWDjL8YRg PiRHq9RSJtmURiVLdlB3bHUy0kjE

On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Where the lonely go,
There is a woman weeping,
There is a young child playing.

There is a man with an old guitar
In front of him a hat,
He sings of women he has loved
Women who refused him.

This is where all hope is lost
Where you hide behind a mask of make up
There is no light in the darkness
No real faces are on view.

On the boulevard of lost hope,
The cats howl in the night.
Nothing is at it seems
All that is left is tedium.

This is where all hope is lost
Where you hide behind a mask of make up
There is no light in the darkness
No real faces are on view.

Yep, the problem was the indirect link.

Wonderful tune, babrablanca, and well performed...... and I can tell that melodica isn't prerecorded :D - it's got the vital spontaneity of a live performance.

23skidoo
07-14-2012, 05:16 AM
Well, not sure the striped shirt really works, but this song is on my short list of favorites, "Les Feuilles Mortes", or "Autumn Leaves" as it is known in english.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr3zpcxnOow

Nicely done, Doug, very classy..... your videos always make me want to hear your homemade ukulele in person - I dig that nice clear tone.....

23skidoo
07-14-2012, 05:26 AM
Hello everyone!
It's the first time I participate to The Seasons and I would like to thank Peewee for posting an invitation on a french forum : )
I choose to play "Aux armes et caetera" wich is a famous cover of our national anthem on a reggae sound. Serge Gainsbourg did this cover in 1979 (and it was a scandal!). I play on a Motu (ukulélé made in France;)
So here's my entry:
http://youtu.be/y62jmIh0sB0
(btw, excuse my french : p)

Welcome, Alexandre - great tune, I had to go and track down the Gainsbourg version and was delighted to find that Sly & Robbie performed the original music - one of my favorite Reggae acts through the years..... good stuff, thanks for introducing me to a new tune......

wee_ginga_yin
07-14-2012, 05:39 AM
Hello everybody !

This is my contribution, I couldn't let Ukeval shows you his GG uke without doing something with mine :


http://youtu.be/FmbdgwrATFo

Vive le France !

I was toying with the idea of taking the words from "Frère Jacques" and "Sur le pont d'Avignon"
and popping them into a hat... then pulling them out DADA style to make a song which could be
sung to the chorus of the French national anthem, but since I see you are perfectly at ease wearing
a funnel on your head, I think I will abandon the idea, since you are more of a man for the job.

peewee
07-14-2012, 05:54 AM
Hello everyone!
It's the first time I participate to The Seasons and I would like to thank Peewee for posting an invitation on a french forum : )
I choose to play "Aux armes et caetera" wich is a famous cover of our national anthem on a reggae sound. Serge Gainsbourg did this cover in 1979 (and it was a scandal!). I play on a Motu (ukulélé made in France;)
So here's my entry:
http://youtu.be/y62jmIh0sB0
(btw, excuse my french : p)

Aux Armes etc le 14 Juillet? Bien Joué, Alexandre. Super version, bonne fête.

GlukoZ
07-14-2012, 05:55 AM
since I see you are perfectly at ease wearing a funnel on your head, I think I will abandon the idea, since you are more of a man for the job.
Thanks, but it's my usual wearing mode (Doctors said I could stay like that).


then pulling them out DADA
Nice open tuning ! Have a try.


Dadaïsme et 'Pataphysique sont les deux mamelles de la France.

Ukeval
07-14-2012, 06:25 AM
Aux Armes etc le 14 Juillet? Bien Joué, Alexandre. Super version, bonne fête.
Là ça mérite un super bonus !

Dougf
07-14-2012, 06:31 AM
Second that, and - I always thought it was a Johnny Mercer song. While I was sort of right - huh, learn something new every day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autumn_Leaves_%28song%29) :)

Yeah, you're not the only one, Janeray. When I was on a cruise from St Petersburg, Russia to Moskow, the house band played "Autumn Leaves" as an instrumental a few times every night. There was a frenchman on the tour who often would pick up the mic and sing along, using Johnny Mercer's lyrics. One night I shouted out from the audience to him, "En français, s'il vous plait!" He just got a puzzled look on his face. A few other french people then also called out, "Oui, en français!" He was dumbfounded, until another french guy got up from the audience and sang the french lyrics. Afterwards, the first french guy came up to me and said, "I had no idea there were french lyrics to that song".

Dan Uke
07-14-2012, 06:35 AM
Love the vibe!! How deep is your uke? It looks very thin and would be good for travelling.


Hello everyone!
It's the first time I participate to The Seasons and I would like to thank Peewee for posting an invitation on a french forum : )
I choose to play "Aux armes et caetera" wich is a famous cover of our national anthem on a reggae sound. Serge Gainsbourg did this cover in 1979 (and it was a scandal!). I play on a Motu (ukulélé made in France;)
So here's my entry:

http://youtu.be/y62jmIh0sB0
(btw, excuse my french : p)

janeray1940
07-14-2012, 07:20 AM
Janeray-unless you want me showing up at your house, this cannot be your last entry as it says on the YouTube. I have read your posts for two years and never seen a video...this is spectacular. La Vie En Rose, probably one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written, and your camera shy performance brings out something that the tune REQUIRES. A delicate, thoughtful and contemplative delivery....this is lovely. Thanks for posting a favorite.

Merci, TCK, for the very kind words! You've never seen a video from me before because... I rarely make them! In addition to being camera-shy, I'm terrified by the words "contest" and "judging" and all others that connote competition. But I know peewee (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/member.php?31963-peewee) in real life and he encouraged me to do this, telling me that it wasn't so much a competition as more of a community of sharing and support - and he was right!

janeray1940
07-14-2012, 07:37 AM
http://youtu.be/gWCgozV3oHc

Here's a page about the song about a song. (http://www.loscuadernosdejulia.com/2007/12/les-feuilles-de-la-chanson.html).
We need some Gainsbourg up in here, so there you go

Très merveilleux! I think you missed your calling as a French ukulele troubadour.

TCK
07-14-2012, 07:43 AM
You have this French thing dialed PeeWee- I can't understand a thing you are saying, but it sounds great.
Nicely done


DougF
here's a song about that song:

http://youtu.be/gWCgozV3oHc

Here's a page about the song about a song. (http://www.loscuadernosdejulia.com/2007/12/les-feuilles-de-la-chanson.html).
We need some Gainsbourg up in here, so there you go

TCK
07-14-2012, 07:50 AM
I was wondering how we suddenly had all these fantastic French players...great job on the tune!
Is that a travel Motu? Would love to see pictures of it-it seems it is an animal we have not seen here in the states. Welcome to the seasons and hope you return

Hello everyone!
It's the first time I participate to The Seasons and I would like to thank Peewee for posting an invitation on a french forum : )
I choose to play "Aux armes et caetera" wich is a famous cover of our national anthem on a reggae sound. Serge Gainsbourg did this cover in 1979 (and it was a scandal!). I play on a Motu (ukulélé made in France;)
So here's my entry:

http://youtu.be/y62jmIh0sB0
(btw, excuse my french : p)

uke4ia
07-14-2012, 08:17 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odY3QOAwYQg


C'est une chanson de bonus!

The Ukelites
07-14-2012, 08:30 AM
Merci beaucoup pour cette saison, Monsieur Peewee!
We recorded a song of one of the coolest french groups from the 80ties: Les Rita Mitsouko. C'est comme ca!
Sorry for the bad french, nos amis en France!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DTPg94OShg

GlukoZ
07-14-2012, 08:40 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odY3QOAwYQg


C'est une chanson de bonus!

Huhu, very funny, and the music is from a francophon belgian, Plastic Bertrand ! "Ca plane pour moi".

You might buy a funnel like mine...

GlukoZ
07-14-2012, 08:48 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DTPg94OShg

This one is the biggest for me ! Congratulations !



Sorry for the bad french, nos amis en France!

You're absolutely excused, this is great.

uke4ia
07-14-2012, 08:50 AM
You might buy a funnel like mine...

I have one, but I use it to drain the oil from my snowblower, so I don't want to put it on my head!

TCK
07-14-2012, 09:26 AM
I don't understand a word you guys are saying, so I think you are calling me names, but this sounds awesome. Well done, and that hollow-body and the pineapple compliment each other perfectly to my ears. Did the song perfectly...my old brain hazily remembers it from a late night college radio show I was using to anger my parents with back in the eighties (Youtube search confirmed it), nice work here!

Merci beaucoup pour cette saison, Monsieur Peewee!
We recorded a song of one of the coolest french groups from the 80ties: Les Rita Mitsouko. C'est comme ca!
Sorry for the bad french, nos amis en France!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DTPg94OShg

The Ukelites
07-14-2012, 10:06 AM
This one is the biggest for me ! Congratulations !



You're absolutely excused, this is great.

Thank you very much! Have a nice 14th! :shaka:

The Ukelites
07-14-2012, 10:08 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odY3QOAwYQg


C'est une chanson de bonus!

Cool, we thought about that song too!

The Ukelites
07-14-2012, 10:13 AM
I don't understand a word you guys are saying, so I think you are calling me names, but this sounds awesome. Well done, and that hollow-body and the pineapple compliment each other perfectly to my ears. Did the song perfectly...my old brain hazily remembers it from a late night college radio show I was using to anger my parents with back in the eighties (Youtube search confirmed it), nice work here!

Thank you very much TCK! We never would call you names, wouldn't we? hehehhe... This was a big hit in 1986, when we were teenagers, ok, steffen almost twen!

Dan Uke
07-14-2012, 12:37 PM
Merci beaucoup pour cette saison, Monsieur Peewee!
We recorded a song of one of the coolest french groups from the 80ties: Les Rita Mitsouko. C'est comme ca!
Sorry for the bad french, nos amis en France!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DTPg94OShg

No Bass? Sounds just as good. No fair as you guys are professionals!!

ukuleledaveey
07-14-2012, 02:00 PM
up loading my entry now and have managed to do a terrible version of a song for a bonus, which i may make you all suffer :) i have drunk loads of Merlot to get through this session :) thanks for a great and tough challenge Peewee

ukuleledaveey
07-14-2012, 02:07 PM
Merci beaucoup pour cette saison, Monsieur Peewee!
We recorded a song of one of the coolest french groups from the 80ties: Les Rita Mitsouko. C'est comme ca!
Sorry for the bad french, nos amis en France!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DTPg94OShg

Havent had a chance to watch all the entries yet but wow this is amazing you guys are absolutely amazing, your songs are just fantastique, this is a standout entry along with Skidoo's song i have watched both loads and loads, well done guys and thanks for hosting last week :)

My lame effort is coming soon :biglaugh:

strumsilly
07-14-2012, 02:13 PM
http://youtu.be/59NtSXF3ragI wish this was a contest for the WORST French. My apologies to Melanie for altering her lyrics from "Look what they've done to my Song " to "Look what they've done to my French" Only had time for one take so it's a LITTLE rough. It was fun, why is it so much fun to talk in a fake French accent?

Barbablanca
07-14-2012, 02:13 PM
[QUOTE=nongdam;993582]Don't take Barbablanca at his word!! Let's investigate and call Inspector Clouseau!


Please believe me! It's live! My thirteen year old daughter stated: "If this is going on youtube, then NO WAY am I going to be seen dead actually appearing in it. Though I will help you ....... for €5.... Sigh... How did such a hippy Dad have such a materialist daughter? :o

peewee
07-14-2012, 03:10 PM
Uke4ia, way to pick up on the Dada spirit and mash up two French language classics.

Ukelites, it seems that nothing will slow you down, great song choice and the quality we've come to expect from you!

Strumsilly, as organizer it's gratifying to see people stretching beyond their comfort zone, and this seems to be what we have here. You're a good sport, and I loved it. Thanks

ukuleledaveey
07-14-2012, 03:10 PM
Well here is my entry, it has a great story behind it wikipedia " D-Day Dodgers " to get the info. To get me in a frenchy vibe I had 2 rather large glasses of New Zealand Merlot and I may upload the disastrous results as my bonus entry, I shared the footage with my wife and she was crying with laughter so that is a warning on how BAD the bonus will be, I am in the process of uploading it now.
Many thanks Monsieur Peewee fer Osting zis weak :)

http://youtu.be/pMHlLKVPWx4

ukuleledaveey
07-14-2012, 03:42 PM
And here is my bonus entry was originally going to be my official entry but it is pretty bad, never mix red wine with ukulele and a song with some french lyrics in it, unless you are a capable player/singer, which i am clearly not.
I hope it is not to bad for you listening dis-pleasure, you have the option to stop it any time lol, the only reason i have decided to up load it is it made my wife cry with laughter so if it can bring some happiness then thats a good thing, I apologise now for the bad playing and shocking pronunciation and attempt at a french accent i blame the wine :)


http://youtu.be/KDaUPH99IxI

OldePhart
07-14-2012, 03:44 PM
All right - somebody who knows Melanie had much better songs than "Brand New Rollerscate" and that stupid song about a cricket in a matchbox (the only two songs of hers that got any radio play, at least where I lived) - I think maybe that makes two of us!

Big Melanie fan, here. In fact, I think I'll pull one of her albums out now. :)

John




http://youtu.be/59NtSXF3ragI wish this was a contest for the WORST French. My apologies to Melanie for altering her lyrics from "Look what they've done to my Song " to "Look what they've done to my French" Only had time for one take so it's a LITTLE rough. It was fun, why is it so much fun to talk in a fake French accent?

ksiegel
07-14-2012, 04:25 PM
Well, I finally got one done... First time trying a video out-of-doors, and with the little camera, I have no idea where I am in the viewfinder - as seen here. Not sure of the audio quality either - but the YouTube site has the lyrics.

Here's "L'Amerique", a song I learned in Seventh Grade French Class - it is Joe Dassin's version of "Yellow River", by Christie.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmeytZuu59U&feature=player_detailpage

TCK
07-14-2012, 04:26 PM
Ah...first tune, wonderful! I understand one of my favorite hand gestures comes from the animosity there. The tune was wonderful, but number two...you beauty! That was solid gold mate. Me an Mel laughed ourselves to tears imagining you with a top hat in hand shuffling about singing rat-ta-tat-ta-tat. Wonderful stuff Davey!


And here is my bonus entry was originally going to be my official entry but it is pretty bad, never mix red wine with ukulele and a song with some french lyrics in it, unless you are a capable player/singer, which i am clearly not.
I hope it is not to bad for you listening dis-pleasure, you have the option to stop it any time lol, the only reason i have decided to up load it is it made my wife cry with laughter so if it can bring some happiness then thats a good thing, I apologise now for the bad playing and shocking pronunciation and attempt at a french accent i blame the wine :)


http://youtu.be/KDaUPH99IxI

ukuleledaveey
07-14-2012, 04:33 PM
Ah...first tune, wonderful! I understand one of my favorite hand gestures comes from the animosity there. The tune was wonderful, but number two...you beauty! That was solid gold mate. Me an Mel laughed ourselves to tears imagining you with a top hat in hand shuffling about singing rat-ta-tat-ta-tat. Wonderful stuff Davey!
Many thanks Dave, and I have been so busy this week havent had time to sit and watch the playlist yet, only caught your ur song,skidoo's and ukelites, your tune which was fab and i loved it, so jealous of you suffering with the heat we have just had so much rain, i cannot remember a day without rain, at this rate the olympics are going to be purely aqua.
Thanks for the kind words and your going great guns to mate :)

UKISOCIETY
07-14-2012, 06:08 PM
I wrote a song for this contest. A very bad song. Awful! I don't think I'll have time to record it, but I just wanted y'all to know!

peewee
07-14-2012, 07:42 PM
I wrote a song for this contest. A very bad song. Awful! I don't think I'll have time to record it, but I just wanted y'all to know!

C'mon don't be a tease. You've got 30 hours to go!

peewee
07-14-2012, 07:49 PM
Well here is my entry, it has a great story behind it wikipedia " D-Day Dodgers " to get the info. To get me in a frenchy vibe I had 2 rather large glasses of New Zealand Merlot and I may upload the disastrous results as my bonus entry, I shared the footage with my wife and she was crying with laughter so that is a warning on how BAD the bonus will be, I am in the process of uploading it now.
Many thanks Monsieur Peewee fer Osting zis weak :)
http://youtu.be/pMHlLKVPWx4

Hey wait, that was a British folksong pre-1950! but fair enough, it mentions France so you're in. Tells a great story, that I had never heard. Your delivery is getting more confident and steady, better all the time. Except when you get a noseful of that kiwi plonk. (see below)


And here is my bonus entry was originally going to be my official entry but it is pretty bad, never mix red wine with ukulele and a song with some french lyrics in it, unless you are a capable player/singer, which i am clearly not.
I hope it is not to bad for you listening dis-pleasure, you have the option to stop it any time lol, the only reason i have decided to up load it is it made my wife cry with laughter so if it can bring some happiness then thats a good thing, I apologise now for the bad playing and shocking pronunciation and attempt at a french accent i blame the wine :)

http://youtu.be/KDaUPH99IxI
I quite like your tipsy mumblecore version of this Eurovision-esque song. Full points here. Go with a French wine next time maybe that'll help with the inflection. thanks Dave for showing up, and I finally got my T shirt and buttons from Rebel week, so thanks for that too.

Ukeval
07-14-2012, 07:59 PM
all great entries, wow what a contest !!!

peewee
07-14-2012, 08:13 PM
Well, I finally got one done... First time trying a video out-of-doors, and with the little camera, I have no idea where I am in the viewfinder - as seen here. Not sure of the audio quality either - but the YouTube site has the lyrics.

Here's "L'Amerique", a song I learned in Seventh Grade French Class - it is Joe Dassin's version of "Yellow River", by Christie.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmeytZuu59U&feature=player_detailpage

Wow, really nice, and with instrumental break too. I found in my outing that singing in French completely takes away what little ability I have to throw in melodic lead lines. Nice work.

The Ukelites
07-14-2012, 10:04 PM
And here is my bonus entry was originally going to be my official entry but it is pretty bad, never mix red wine with ukulele and a song with some french lyrics in it, unless you are a capable player/singer, which i am clearly not.
I hope it is not to bad for you listening dis-pleasure, you have the option to stop it any time lol, the only reason i have decided to up load it is it made my wife cry with laughter so if it can bring some happiness then thats a good thing, I apologise now for the bad playing and shocking pronunciation and attempt at a french accent i blame the wine :)


http://youtu.be/KDaUPH99IxI

rata rata ra :rotfl: love it!

The Ukelites
07-14-2012, 10:09 PM
Well, I finally got one done... First time trying a video out-of-doors, and with the little camera, I have no idea where I am in the viewfinder - as seen here. Not sure of the audio quality either - but the YouTube site has the lyrics.

Here's "L'Amerique", a song I learned in Seventh Grade French Class - it is Joe Dassin's version of "Yellow River", by Christie.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmeytZuu59U&feature=player_detailpage

Sweet song! I remember this one also from school.

myrnaukelele
07-14-2012, 10:42 PM
Alors~voici mon chant pour la semaine français:o
Désolé pour le mauvais accent française. Et des excuses aux fans de Edith Piaf.
http://youtu.be/NbxQnicjqvk

myrnaukelele
07-14-2012, 10:53 PM
It was nerve-wracking, but I did it:

Cameras make me so nervous. So, so very nervous!

My first name is French. And I took a lot of French history in college. And I was drinking French roast coffee as the video was uploading. Do I get bonus points for Frenchness?? :)


I post my entry here : (Instrumental only... I don't sing...)

;-)

J'aime ces deux versions de cette chanson. Formidable!

wee_ginga_yin
07-15-2012, 01:47 AM
Well here is my entry, it has a great story behind it wikipedia " D-Day Dodgers " to get the info. To get me in a frenchy vibe I had 2 rather large glasses of New Zealand Merlot and I may upload the disastrous results as my bonus entry, I shared the footage with my wife and she was crying with laughter so that is a warning on how BAD the bonus will be, I am in the process of uploading it now.
Many thanks Monsieur Peewee fer Osting zis weak :)

http://youtu.be/pMHlLKVPWx4

The Italian flag is very similar to the French flag... a white cross on a white back-ground.
Nice knee. :old:

ukuleledaveey
07-15-2012, 02:13 AM
The Italian flag is very similar to the French flag... a white cross on a white back-ground.
Nice knee. :old:

:biglaugh: many thanks Wee_ginga, i have been training that knee for weeks, I know it was a bit naughty the jibe about the white flag, but guess i had to keep the stereotypical roast beef mentality alive, also you were my inspiration for my song choice, but your style is so unique to you, your little stories for the song etc, i guess i will leave it to the master, plus i had false confidence due to the merlot i had consumed :)

wee_ginga_yin
07-15-2012, 03:48 AM
:biglaugh: many thanks Wee_ginga, i have been training that knee for weeks, I know it was a bit naughty the jibe about the white flag, but guess i had to keep the stereotypical roast beef mentality alive, also you were my inspiration for my song choice, but your style is so unique to you, your little stories for the song etc, i guess i will leave it to the master, plus i had false confidence due to the merlot i had consumed :)

"In vino veritas" :rolleyes:

peewee
07-15-2012, 06:27 AM
Alors~voici mon chant pour la semaine français:o
Désolé pour le mauvais accent française. Et des excuses aux fans de Edith Piaf.http://youtu.be/NbxQnicjqvk

Myrna! Live and direct from France! I am so happy you overcame technical difficulties to post another fine performance. Weird to see you away from your Alaskan outpost. That sounded really good, France is doing wonders for your voice. Thanks for going the extra kilometer.

Alexandre
07-15-2012, 06:33 AM
This contest is really fun and all the entries are great!
To reply to requests, you can find pictures of my ukulélé Motu here (http://ukulele-motu.com/Motu_in_details.html#9).

Ukeval
07-15-2012, 06:36 AM
This is a bonus track as an answer to Prof Glugoz video... I'm sorry I can't translate in english (it is untranslatable...) Anyway I hope you will enjoy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1ss2UkgHrw

ksiegel
07-15-2012, 07:58 AM
This is a bonus track as an answer to Prof Glugoz video... I'm sorry I can't translate in english (it is untranslatable...) Anyway I hope you will enjoy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1ss2UkgHrw

Ah... Dans La Foret Lointaine! I haven't heard this since I was taking French in Elementary School... And that was more than 40 years ago.

Merci Beaucoup, C'est Bien, Tres Bien!

(In the deep forest, the Owl calls "CouCou"! And the CouCou (hibou) responds, "CouCou!")



-Kurt

Ukeval
07-15-2012, 08:15 AM
Ah... Dans La Foret Lointaine! I haven't heard this since I was taking French in Elementary School... And that was more than 40 years ago.

Merci Beaucoup, C'est Bien, Tres Bien!

(In the deep forest, the Owl calls "CouCou"! And the CouCou (hibou) responds, "CouCou!")



-Kurt
Yes but here the words are slightly different, I arrange it to fit to Mr Prof Glucoz, who sing also his own version on the contest... ;-) (it is a kind of wink...)

leduck
07-15-2012, 09:14 AM
Hello, I've just finished it.

@Ukeval: excellent, tu me fais poiler ! ( Luke aussi , évidement...)


http://youtu.be/CViZ_NvZFq4

Uncle Emile
07-15-2012, 09:31 AM
bonjour les amis.....



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYMvn4Oxj4Y

Ukeval
07-15-2012, 09:47 AM
Ah le forum français se réveille... que du bon !!!

wee_ginga_yin
07-15-2012, 09:51 AM
This "French week" has unearthed a treasure trove of Ukulele players from France. I am flabergasted at all the new talent that exists, and I am delighted that the Ukulele has such an international appeal.

It has been a joy to listen to all those french entries and marvel at the intricacy of the chord changes, and the words though I did not understand half of them seemed to be both witty and intelligent.

If this were the Uke olympics then the French would have swept the board for gold medals.

Bravo!!!

Tootler
07-15-2012, 01:57 PM
Typical!!!!!!

I get just about get through responses to 9 entries and my b****y computer goes and crashes.

So, to uke4ia, Ukelites, strumsilly, ukuleledavey, ksiegel, myrnaukelele, Ukeval, leduck et Uncle Emile; I listened to and enjoyed your contributions. Formidable.

Here is my bonus track. An English folk song from the time of Napoleon. France isn't actually mentioned but Napoleon is so, for a bonus track, that will have to do.

:rulez: :rofl:


http://youtu.be/gaY9W4BTqM8

mattydee
07-15-2012, 02:59 PM
Well, I knew it would happen one of these weeks -- I'm out. Way too busy a week to properly prepare the tune. Too bad... it was a good one.

The entries have been stellar so far, everybody. Looking forward to the results!

peewee
07-15-2012, 03:44 PM
Well, I knew it would happen one of these weeks -- I'm out. Way too busy a week to properly prepare the tune. Too bad... it was a good one.

The entries have been stellar so far, everybody. Looking forward to the results!

Matty, that is a disappointment. I was looking forward to Jacques Brel..but I do understand.

And we're missing several other heavyweights and frequent winners: Ralf, Jon/Eugene, J-Peg, our Illustrious Founder Chrimess, and...I donno, who's keeping score here I'm sure I'm missing some?

There's still time ...
Sorry if the theme was too narrow or too obtuse. But I'm glad we got some cross cultural action going on.
I am really impressed at the versatility of this crowd, and at the contributions from the ukulele.fr crowd.

Fermin
07-15-2012, 03:57 PM
Faites place! Présentation de la dernière minute de la dernière nouvelle!

L'alcool était de l'Ecosse, et non pas la Gaule, si.


http://youtu.be/qiAe02meawE

ukuleledaddy
07-15-2012, 05:52 PM
Another incredible week of wonderful videos. I wish I could have taken part Peewee but, as with a few others, I too found myself with not enough time to properly contribute this week. I'm overwhelmed by the sheer talent here. I would have loved to do this song if I had the time:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5hrUGFhsXo

Dougf
07-15-2012, 06:27 PM
My bonus track, "C'est Noyé" by Victoria Vox.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCe9_B4T5q0

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
07-15-2012, 06:44 PM
Bonjour, mes amis. Vos videos sont formidables. Ma video est ici...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVYDPyOq8pE&feature=youtu.be

Merci beaucoup, Monsieur peewee, pour le challenge. C'est une saison magnifique. Vive les saisons du ukulele!

peewee
07-15-2012, 09:15 PM
Another incredible week of wonderful videos. I wish I could have taken part Peewee but, as with a few others, I too found myself with not enough time to properly contribute this week. I'm overwhelmed by the sheer talent here. I would have loved to do this song if I had the time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5hrUGFhsXo

Daddy, je ne comprends pas??!!

Pueo
07-15-2012, 09:16 PM
Voici mon vidéo pour le 21ème saison de ukulélé!
Moi aussi j'ai choisi Les Rita Mitsuko.

http://youtu.be/WugvetMaoKQ
http://youtu.be/WugvetMaoKQ
I spent a few summers in the mid-80s in France, and this song was very popular at the time. I remember thinking most of the French music those days was pretty lame, but this song stuck with me for many years, and will always remind me of the summer parties there. Thanks for the Season Contest idea Peewee, I would never have attempted to learn this song otherwise, and now I look forward to trotting it out for my Tahitian friends as une délire.
I love all the entries so far, and I had a lot of fun!

peewee
07-15-2012, 09:21 PM
Hello, I've just finished it.

@Ukeval: excellent, tu me fais poiler ! ( Luke aussi , évidement...)

http://youtu.be/CViZ_NvZFq4

Leduck: superbe, merci de partager cette perle. Old time French song that I have never heard, but gets points for Franglais


bonjour les amis.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYMvn4Oxj4Y

Emile: Le papier peint et les portes vertes m'ont tout de suite transporte en France. Tu joue avec un aise etonnant.
Another oldie I didn't know. Great stuff, great playing. Thanks for contributing, beautiful.

peewee
07-15-2012, 09:29 PM
My bonus track, "C'est Noyé" by Victoria Vox.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCe9_B4T5q0

Doug, you bring so much joie de vivre to the table every time, but especially this week. Very nice


Bonjour, mes amis. Vos videos sont formidables. Ma video est ici...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVYDPyOq8pE&feature=youtu.be

Merci beaucoup, Monsieur peewee, pour le challenge. C'est une saison magnifique. Vive les saisons du ukulele!

Ralf, I'm so glad you made it in. Great song, it's got crying, war, drinking, and an ambiguous ending. Great. Thanks

peewee
07-15-2012, 09:39 PM
Voici mon vidéo pour le 21ème saison de ukulélé!
Moi aussi j'ai choisi Les Rita Mitsuko.

http://youtu.be/WugvetMaoKQ
I spent a few summers in the mid-80s in France, and this song was very popular at the time. I remember thinking most of the French music those days was pretty lame, but this song stuck with me for many years, and will always remind me of the summer parties there. Thanks for the Season Contest idea Peewee, I would never have attempted to learn this song otherwise, and now I look forward to trotting it out for my Tahitian friends as une délire.
I love all the entries so far, and I had a lot of fun!

Pueo: First entry, right? Nice one. Funny how that europop can stick to your brain.
thanks for that. I wasn't expecting any French speakers from Hawaii, way to represent!