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ukuleledaddy
07-21-2012, 08:27 PM
Seasons of the Ukulele Season 23
Starts- Sunday July 22nd, Ends Sunday July 29th.
This Weeks Theme
HOME SWEET HOME
My wife and I finally bought our first home. To celebrate I wanted to host a week in which the songs include the word Home or House. Or, to broaden the parameters, do a song about where you live or where you're from. Pretty much anything you think would fit the theme of Home Sweet Home is fair game.
PARAMETERS
Video must be one take - no overdubs. It must also be a new video.
The Ukulele must be the central instrument in your video though there may be other instruments as well.
State at the beginning of your video that it is for Season 23 of the Ukulele
Post your videos in this thread
Multiple versions of the same song are OK
You may enter as many times as you would like, but your final video is the one that is judged
JUDGING CRITERIA
Points will be awarded as follows:
Musicianship /15
Singing /15
Overall performance /10 passion/personality/creativity/je ne sais quoi.
Set and Costume /10
This allows for fifty points from each judge. Scores will be collated and averaged for final score.

*** BONUS POINTS
Perform a song with your family, roommates, and/or neighbors and you get +3

BONUS TRACKS
Bonus tracks are encouraged and welcomed, but will not count towards your point total.

JUDGING
Myself with several friends and family members.

PRIZES
I tried to upload a video highlighting this weeks prizes but my camera is not cooperating.

- A hard soprano case made by Guardian (it has its own hygrometer!)

- A Toucan Sam & The Fruitloops t-shirt (they're the ukulele band I perform from time to time)

- A print of mine from my photography days which I unearthed in our move.

The first place winner can choose which prize they want, followed by the second then the third.

DEADLINE: 11:59 PM HAWAII TIME, SUNDAY JULY 29th.

Have fun folks! And welcome home to the 23rd Season of the Ukulele!

PLAYLIST:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC820DC9316556400&feature=edit_ok

Bonus Track PLAYLIST: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5B70AB20BEAED050&feature=view_all

peewee
07-21-2012, 09:10 PM
Thanks homie!
No bonus tracks?

ukuleledaddy
07-21-2012, 09:17 PM
Thanks homie!
No bonus tracks?

Thanks for catching that PeeWee. To quote 23Skidoo from this weeks current season: "Bonus tracks are encouraged and welcomed, but will not count towards your point total." I've updated the above info. Cheers.

TCK
07-21-2012, 09:41 PM
Congrats on the new digs...hoping no one is upset when I break out the Risa for this week :)
Fantastic theme!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q89Ip66BqOA

Ukeval
07-21-2012, 10:12 PM
I would like to post my favorite "sweet home" song... (but I have to find the members of the band back...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK43kV3QwnA

Dan Uke
07-21-2012, 10:30 PM
Cool Theme! I wish I started from the very beginning but it's better late than never!!

I am hoping this isn't my entry as I when I think of Home, I think of my family so I'm trying to get my wife to do a song with me.

I believe the rules are the last song counts!!!



http://youtu.be/oI9KySN3pkM

TCK
07-21-2012, 10:41 PM
Saw that omission in the original guidelines. You may regret saying this ;)

Thanks for catching that PeeWee. To quote 23Skidoo from this weeks current season: "Bonus tracks are encouraged and welcomed, but will not count towards your point total." I've updated the above info. Cheers.

strumsilly
07-22-2012, 05:36 AM
thanks for taking the baton Daddy. I've got my song picked out and it sounds good on my new toy. a banjo uke. I'm[ going to visit family this week so maybe I can get my son-in law and granddaughter to sing and play along. the family that plays together...

ukuleledaddy
07-22-2012, 06:02 AM
Congrats on the new digs...hoping no one is upset when I break out the Risa for this week :)
Fantastic theme!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q89Ip66BqOA

TCK - Oh yes please bring it on!

ukuleledaddy
07-22-2012, 06:03 AM
I would like to post my favorite "sweet home" song... (but I have to find the members of the band back...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK43kV3QwnA

One of the highlights of that movie and a great fit for this week!

ukuleledaddy
07-22-2012, 06:06 AM
Saw that omission in the original guidelines. You may regret saying this ;)

You're gonna pound me with bonuses are you?

ukuleledaddy
07-22-2012, 06:07 AM
thanks for taking the baton Daddy. I've got my song picked out and it sounds good on my new toy. a banjo uke. I'm[ going to visit family this week so maybe I can get my son-in law and granddaughter to sing and play along. the family that plays together...

I love it Strumsilly. Can't wait to hear that new axe of yours and I hope you can get your family to join in!

ukuleledaddy
07-22-2012, 06:45 AM
Cool Theme! I wish I started from the very beginning but it's better late than never!!

I am hoping this isn't my entry as I when I think of Home, I think of my family so I'm trying to get my wife to do a song with me.

I believe the rules are the last song counts!!!



http://youtu.be/oI9KySN3pkM

Our first entry! Bringing out that sweet AM gold of the '70s. Bread had some wonderful songs. I grew up with that music. Sweetly played my man. I especially liked the into. Lovely. Thanks for jumping in!

Tootler
07-22-2012, 10:32 AM
Cool Theme! I wish I started from the very beginning but it's better late than never!!

I am hoping this isn't my entry as I when I think of Home, I think of my family so I'm trying to get my wife to do a song with me.

I believe the rules are the last song counts!!!



http://youtu.be/oI9KySN3pkM

If you'd rather it didn't count, call it a bonus track. Just let uke daddy know.

Nicely sung, Looking forward to your main offering.

Tootler
07-22-2012, 10:33 AM
Great theme. I'm going to have a think about this one, but have one or two possibilities in mind.

OldePhart
07-22-2012, 01:54 PM
Okay Dave...but I think you should do that one on the accordian...basically I'm going on the theory that it's a song that even the accordian can't ruin... LOL (JK of course).

John



Congrats on the new digs...hoping no one is upset when I break out the Risa for this week :)
Fantastic theme!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q89Ip66BqOA

fernandogardinali
07-22-2012, 02:59 PM
Hello there,

This is our (me and Luana Gouvea) entry. Hope you like it!


http://youtu.be/8GVlYFb0MZo

cheesegasuki
07-22-2012, 03:01 PM
Cool Theme! I wish I started from the very beginning but it's better late than never!!

I am hoping this isn't my entry as I when I think of Home, I think of my family so I'm trying to get my wife to do a song with me.

I believe the rules are the last song counts!!!

Way to open the season! Nicely done, sir!

23skidoo
07-22-2012, 05:49 PM
great idea for the week, Padre..... and congratulations on the new digs...... got a few in mind, hmmmmmm......

OldePhart
07-22-2012, 06:12 PM
Bravo! Lovely rendition and a perfect choice for you guys!


Hello there,

This is our (me and Luana Gouvea) entry. Hope you like it!


http://youtu.be/8GVlYFb0MZo

ukuleledaddy
07-22-2012, 07:15 PM
Hello there,

This is our (me and Luana Gouvea) entry. Hope you like it!


http://youtu.be/8GVlYFb0MZo

What a great song, I've never heard it before. You two are fun to watch, and you're the first to get the extra 3 point bonus! If I had thought of it earlier I would have put in the rules that you can get an extra 3 points for kissing. I'll have to remember that the next time I host.

watchyourtoes
07-23-2012, 06:42 AM
thanks for taking the baton Daddy. I've got my song picked out and it sounds good on my new toy. a banjo uke. I'm[ going to visit family this week so maybe I can get my son-in law and granddaughter to sing and play along. the family that plays together...

I'm so jealous, strumsilly! I preordered a new Gretsch Roots Collection banjolele weeks ago and I wanna play that thing so bad it hurts. I've been told it will ship sometime between August 7th and October 19th- way to narrow it down, Gretsch... For now, I'll just have to wait for your video with your new banjolele so I can live vicariously through you, haha.

Tootler
07-23-2012, 11:43 AM
Hello there,

This is our (me and Luana Gouvea) entry. Hope you like it!


http://youtu.be/8GVlYFb0MZo

Nice one. Great choice of song for the theme.

Tootler
07-23-2012, 12:25 PM
I just couldn't resist this one. :music: :nana:

A traditional English Folk Song made famous by Irish group, the Dubliners. Many think this is Irish but the version the Dubliners used was originally collected from a Sam Larner from Norfolk, England.


http://youtu.be/UgCR5a9U1eA

This song was very popular in the 1960s but was overplayed and fell out of favour. However if you play it in a pub singaround you can usually guarantee rousing choruses from everyone there.

Fermin
07-23-2012, 12:51 PM
This theme touches me on a very special way in this moment. I've been living abroad for 7 years now, and next week I'm moving back to my country. Right now I'm packing all my stuff, and selling/giving away what I'm not taking with me.

I'm going to record this tomorrow, with my mother who is coming to give me a hand. I hope you don't mind if we sing in spanish, but the song I've chosen has a very special meaning for me. I'll try to do some bonus tracks later.

TCK
07-23-2012, 01:04 PM
Ah! I was hoping someone would sing a tale of the return of the prodigal son! Well done Tootler. If it was not too early for beer (did I really say that?) I would be swinging a pint while I sang along
I just couldn't resist this one. :music: :nana:

A traditional English Folk Song made famous by Irish group, the Dubliners. Many think this is Irish but the version the Dubliners used was originally collected from a Sam Larner from Norfolk, England.


http://youtu.be/UgCR5a9U1eA

This song was very popular in the 1960s but was overplayed and fell out of favour. However if you play it in a pub singaround you can usually guarantee rousing choruses from everyone there.

OldePhart
07-23-2012, 01:35 PM
Great job on a lovely song. One of my favorites in what I think of as the "commercial Irish" genre (as opposed to the stuff that didn't get overplayed quite so much even on this side of the pond). Of course I was one of those who thought it was Irish in origin probably because not only the Dubliners did it but so many other Irish and American-"Irish" bands as well. Even in the 80's you couldn't enter an Irish pub on either coast of the US that had a live band or trad sessions without hearing this. :)

Great song though.


I just couldn't resist this one. :music: :nana:

A traditional English Folk Song made famous by Irish group, the Dubliners. Many think this is Irish but the version the Dubliners used was originally collected from a Sam Larner from Norfolk, England.


http://youtu.be/UgCR5a9U1eA

This song was very popular in the 1960s but was overplayed and fell out of favour. However if you play it in a pub singaround you can usually guarantee rousing choruses from everyone there.

Dan Uke
07-23-2012, 01:43 PM
I just couldn't resist this one. :music: :nana:

A traditional English Folk Song made famous by Irish group, the Dubliners. Many think this is Irish but the version the Dubliners used was originally collected from a Sam Larner from Norfolk, England.


http://youtu.be/UgCR5a9U1eA

This song was very popular in the 1960s but was overplayed and fell out of favour. However if you play it in a pub singaround you can usually guarantee rousing choruses from everyone there.

Great song! I don't know many songs so it's awesome to hear a new song! Thank you

Tootler
07-23-2012, 01:52 PM
Ah! I was hoping someone would sing a tale of the return of the prodigal son! Well done Tootler. If it was not too early for beer (did I really say that?) I would be swinging a pint while I sang along

Time for a pint now, I would think. It's quarter to midnight here as I write this and you're what? seven hours behind us? Thanks for the comment, btw.


Great job on a lovely song. One of my favorites in what I think of as the "commercial Irish" genre (as opposed to the stuff that didn't get overplayed quite so much even on this side of the pond). Of course I was one of those who thought it was Irish in origin probably because not only the Dubliners did it but so many other Irish and American-"Irish" bands as well. Even in the 80's you couldn't enter an Irish pub on either coast of the US that had a live band or trad sessions without hearing this. :)

Great song though.

Thanks. Yes, it is a great song and it is starting to be sung again here. There are actually quite a few versions both collected from traditional singers and printed as broadsides and a few of our folk singers (both pro and amateur) are singing other versions with different melodies which make it a more thoughtful song. I have another version I sing unaccompanied where he goes back to his wife rather than his parents which has a lovely modal tune.

This is the one for a pub singaround, though :smileybounce:

Tootler
07-23-2012, 01:53 PM
Great song! I don't know many songs so it's awesome to hear a new song! Thank you

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it.

ukuleledaddy
07-23-2012, 04:28 PM
I just couldn't resist this one. :music: :nana:

A traditional English Folk Song made famous by Irish group, the Dubliners. Many think this is Irish but the version the Dubliners used was originally collected from a Sam Larner from Norfolk, England.


http://youtu.be/UgCR5a9U1eA


This song was very popular in the 1960s but was overplayed and fell out of favour. However if you play it in a pub singaround you can usually guarantee rousing choruses from everyone there.

Great choice Tootler! Thanks for the entry. I love your finger shaky thing by the way.

ukuleledaddy
07-23-2012, 04:56 PM
This theme touches me on a very special way in this moment. I've been living abroad for 7 years now, and next week I'm moving back to my country. Right now I'm packing all my stuff, and selling/giving away what I'm not taking with me.

I'm going to record this tomorrow, with my mother who is coming to give me a hand. I hope you don't mind if we sing in spanish, but the song I've chosen has a very special meaning for me. I'll try to do some bonus tracks later.

Wow, what timing! I can't imagine how you will feel when you arrive back home. I can't wait to see your video. And yes, please sing in Spanish. Though i don't speak the language there's nothing in the rules that says it must be in English. You could even sing it in Klingon if you like. In fact, I think that might be my next theme when I host again, sing your song in Klingon.

OldePhart
07-23-2012, 05:30 PM
Wow, what timing! I can't imagine how you will feel when you arrive back home. I can't wait to see your video. And yes, please sing in Spanish. Though i don't speak the language there's nothing in the rules that says it must be in English. You could even sing it in Klingon if you like. In fact, I think that might be my next theme when I host again, sing your song in Klingon.

Klingon...or Elvish... :)

ukuleledaddy
07-23-2012, 05:33 PM
Klingon...or Elvish... :)

I think we're on to something John.

ksiegel
07-23-2012, 06:37 PM
Klingon...or Elvish... :)
Other than at UWC, you have to go to Bermuda to hear Uncle Elvish.





-Kurt

OldePhart
07-23-2012, 06:39 PM
Other than at UWC, you have to go to Bermuda to hear Uncle Elvish.





-Kurt

I see what you did there... :)

theou
07-24-2012, 12:16 AM
http://youtu.be/oI9KySN3pkM
Very beautiful and sensitive rendition ! I don't know that song, what is its title ?

Raygf
07-24-2012, 12:37 AM
Very beautiful and sensitive rendition ! I don't know that song, what is its title ?

"If" by the group "Bread"

theou
07-24-2012, 12:40 AM
Thank you very much for your answer !

TCK
07-24-2012, 05:39 AM
Regretfully more than one ain't coming back- so great to see Duck back there with his pipe
I would like to post my favorite "sweet home" song... (but I have to find the members of the band back...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK43kV3QwnA

OldePhart
07-24-2012, 09:46 AM
Well, I took an extra half-hour at lunch today and I'm actually getting my entry in early for once. I apologize for the audio quality. I didn't have time to set up a proper camera and microphone so this is the stinking Microsoft life cam with it's lousy built in microphone that distorts if you look at it hard...

The uke was my Mainland mahogany soprano, strung with heavy fluorocarbon strings.


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

John

Dan Uke
07-24-2012, 10:17 AM
Hmmm...I don't see your mouth or a uke...How do we know it's really you singing and playing? LOL

That's a cool video...I gotta learn how to use something besides a camera!!

Tootler
07-24-2012, 11:43 AM
Well, I took an extra half-hour at lunch today and I'm actually getting my entry in early for once. I apologize for the audio quality. I didn't have time to set up a proper camera and microphone so this is the stinking Microsoft life cam with it's lousy built in microphone that distorts if you look at it hard...

The uke was my Mainland mahogany soprano, strung with heavy fluorocarbon strings.


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

John

Well! That was definitely different. I liked your parody.

What was that about political correctness in the comment on U-tube? The words always struck me as pretty innocuous. Still, you never can tell these days what some people will take offence as.

Tootler
07-24-2012, 12:12 PM
I thought I'd get mine in early as I might not have much time later this week.

A traditional English song. It seems to have been particularly popular in Yorkshire where I live.


http://youtu.be/AeKOtyjDS6I

OldePhart
07-24-2012, 01:09 PM
Hmmm...I don't see your mouth or a uke...How do we know it's really you singing and playing? LOL

That's a cool video...I gotta learn how to use something besides a camera!!

Well...if I were going to cheat I'd find somebody who plays and sings better! :rofl:

I really wanted to narrow it down to just my eyes peering out the mail slot but I bobbed my head around too much as I was (yes) playing and singing the song.

John

OldePhart
07-24-2012, 01:16 PM
Well! That was definitely different. I liked your parody.

What was that about political correctness in the comment on U-tube? The words always struck me as pretty innocuous. Still, you never can tell these days what some people will take offence as.

It's absolutely ridiculous over here - there is an entire industry of folks who have made "taking offense" (often as self-appointed spokespersons on behalf of others) a way of life. There have been famous cases of people losing their jobs because they made a public statement using a perfectly legitimate English word that was in no way denigrating any particular group, because it sounded similar to a racist epithet so they "should have known that people would be offended by it." The stupidist thing was those "people who might be offended by it" should have been offended by the very vocal objector's unspoken implication that they were so stupid as not to know the meaning of the innocuous word used.

John

ukuleledaddy
07-24-2012, 01:25 PM
Well, I took an extra half-hour at lunch today and I'm actually getting my entry in early for once. I apologize for the audio quality. I didn't have time to set up a proper camera and microphone so this is the stinking Microsoft life cam with it's lousy built in microphone that distorts if you look at it hard...

The uke was my Mainland mahogany soprano, strung with heavy fluorocarbon strings.


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

John

What an entry John. I'm glad I can't say your lyrics fit my new neighborhood to a T. Loved the graphics. That was tons of fun! Thanks for the entry.

OldePhart
07-24-2012, 01:32 PM
Very nice! Songs like that really point out what we've lost (at least on this side of the pond) with our haste and laziness and educational emphasis on expediency and technology at the cost of the arts. I was thinking about that earlier when I was working on the parody of Home on the Range. The original lyrics illustrate a vocabulary in the popular vernacular that was so much richer than what we commonly encounter today, as does your song here.


I thought I'd get mine in early as I might not have much time later this week.

A traditional English song. It seems to have been particularly popular in Yorkshire where I live.


http://youtu.be/AeKOtyjDS6I

ukuleledaddy
07-24-2012, 01:32 PM
I thought I'd get mine in early as I might not have much time later this week.

A traditional English song. It seems to have been particularly popular in Yorkshire where I live.


http://youtu.be/AeKOtyjDS6I

Lovely song Tootler, thanks for the entry. Your second song about a rover. Are you a bit of a rolling stone yourself then? I was not too long ago, working seasonal jobs, moving around a lot, satisfying my travel bug, etc.

OldePhart
07-24-2012, 01:34 PM
What an entry John. I'm glad I can't say your lyrics fit my new neighborhood to a T. Loved the graphics. That was tons of fun! Thanks for the entry.

No, sir, thank you for hosting!

Not exactly my neighborhood either though many years ago I lived in an area in Southern California that wasn't terribly far from this. :)

ksiegel
07-25-2012, 06:01 AM
Keeping in mind the old saying that "Home is Not Where You Live, But Where They Understand You", here's my entry. (Anything else is a Bonus Track.)

The Family Car by Lou & Peter Berryman


http://youtu.be/jKS0tl2Y2jY



-Kurt

Tootler
07-25-2012, 06:03 AM
Very nice! Songs like that really point out what we've lost (at least on this side of the pond) with our haste and laziness and educational emphasis on expediency and technology at the cost of the arts. I was thinking about that earlier when I was working on the parody of Home on the Range. The original lyrics illustrate a vocabulary in the popular vernacular that was so much richer than what we commonly encounter today, as does your song here.

Thanks and yes, I am constantly stuck by the sophistication of some of the language of traditional song. These were the songs of the common people, after all. I think that the middle and upper classes often mistook dialect for ignorance. The recordings of interviews of traditional musicians generally show that they were thoughtful and intelligent and thoroughly understood their music.


Lovely song Tootler, thanks for the entry. Your second song about a rover. Are you a bit of a rolling stone yourself then? I was not too long ago, working seasonal jobs, moving around a lot, satisfying my travel bug, etc.

Thanks. I'm not a rover now. I've been settled in Middlesbrough for over 30 years but my Dad was in the RAF, so I had a roving childhood. Both the songs are also about the prodigal returning home so fit the theme very well.

Dougf
07-25-2012, 07:36 AM
I wrote this song a couple of years ago, thanks U-Daddy for the opportunity to recycle it.:)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-2hMOzEdck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-2hMOzEdck

OldePhart
07-25-2012, 07:48 AM
I'd never heard that but that's a great song...if a bit sobering!

John


Keeping in mind the old saying that "Home is Not Where You Live, But Where They Understand You", here's my entry. (Anything else is a Bonus Track.)

The Family Car by Lou & Peter Berryman


http://youtu.be/jKS0tl2Y2jY



-Kurt

OldePhart
07-25-2012, 07:51 AM
Nice Doug - love that crazy chord work!


I wrote this song a couple of years ago, thanks U-Daddy for the opportunity to recycle it.:)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-2hMOzEdck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-2hMOzEdck

Dougf
07-25-2012, 08:43 AM
Okay, I know this can't count for points, but it's a bunch of photos of my kids, and perhaps a little glimpse into our home. Thanks!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg8cGfT9HH4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg8cGfT9HH4

thesillydave
07-25-2012, 08:48 AM
Okay, I know this can't count for points, but it's a bunch of photos of my kids, and perhaps a little glimpse into our home. Thanks!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg8cGfT9HH4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg8cGfT9HH4

very sweet! loved it! makes me realize i haven't been taking enough pictures of my kids!! thanks doug!

ksiegel
07-25-2012, 10:01 AM
Great job, Doug, but....


I noticed that I got something in my eyes while watching that.... gotta go wipe them.




-Kurt


Okay, I know this can't count for points, but it's a bunch of photos of my kids, and perhaps a little glimpse into our home. Thanks!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg8cGfT9HH4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg8cGfT9HH4

Dan Uke
07-25-2012, 12:04 PM
I wrote this song a couple of years ago, thanks U-Daddy for the opportunity to recycle it.:)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-2hMOzEdck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-2hMOzEdck

That's a very catchy tune!

ukuleledaddy
07-25-2012, 01:13 PM
Keeping in mind the old saying that "Home is Not Where You Live, But Where They Understand You", here's my entry. (Anything else is a Bonus Track.)

The Family Car by Lou & Peter Berryman


http://youtu.be/jKS0tl2Y2jY



-Kurt

That song put a much needed smile on my face! Thanks for the entry. That's a great tune and yet another I've never heard. There was a short time during college when I was either living in my car or crashing on various couches around the SF Bay Area. No fun but I sure learned the value of a helping hand.

myrnaukelele
07-25-2012, 03:14 PM
A hit song from 1823.

http://youtu.be/Gx3FqgRrjdk
I returned home yesterday after being away for three weeks. I loved my travels in Europe but it was wonderful to come home. This song seemed to fit my mood today. Thanks for the perfect theme ukuleledaddy.

TCK
07-25-2012, 04:00 PM
Myrna- you are on a roll today, this is really lovely.
A hit song from 1823.

http://youtu.be/Gx3FqgRrjdk
I returned home yesterday from three weeks abroad. I loved my travels in Europe but it was wonderful to come home. This song seemed to fit my mood today. Thanks for the perfect theme ukuleledaddy.

ksiegel
07-25-2012, 04:21 PM
Wonderful as usual, Myrna.

"Home Sweet Home" was written by John Howard Payne (http://www.union.edu/Resources/Campus/mandeville/notables/profiles/Payne.php), a member of the class of 1810 at Union College, here in Schenectady. In 1910, the center pillar of the main gate at the college was inscribed with all 4 stanzas of the poem.

I'll try to get a photo of it within the next few days.


-Kurt

A hit song from 1823.

http://youtu.be/Gx3FqgRrjdk
I returned home yesterday from three weeks abroad. I loved my travels in Europe but it was wonderful to come home. This song seemed to fit my mood today. Thanks for the perfect theme ukuleledaddy.

ksiegel
07-25-2012, 05:16 PM
A Bonus Track, for Season 23 of the Ukulele.
Political Correctness Warning: It ain't.


http://youtu.be/wV2AMQICNhQ



-Kurt

OldePhart
07-25-2012, 05:36 PM
Nice Kurt! Great pickin! I didn't see anything politically incorrect about it though - rednecks and hillbillies are still fair game - nobody cares if you make fun of us...er...I mean, them. :rofl:


A Bonus Track, for Season 23 of the Ukulele.
Political Correctness Warning: It ain't.


http://youtu.be/wV2AMQICNhQ



-Kurt

OldePhart
07-25-2012, 05:38 PM
Very sweet Myrna!


A hit song from 1823.

http://youtu.be/Gx3FqgRrjdk
I returned home yesterday from three weeks abroad. I loved my travels in Europe but it was wonderful to come home. This song seemed to fit my mood today. Thanks for the perfect theme ukuleledaddy.

TCK
07-25-2012, 06:09 PM
So sweetly played! Brought me right back to the back seat of moms red on red LTD with the crackly radio :)
Cool Theme! I wish I started from the very beginning but it's better late than never!!

I am hoping this isn't my entry as I when I think of Home, I think of my family so I'm trying to get my wife to do a song with me.

I believe the rules are the last song counts!!!



http://youtu.be/oI9KySN3pkM

TCK
07-25-2012, 06:15 PM
So great John! At 15 I made some terribly bad choices, for which mom and dad awardeded me with an extended stay at my aunt's house in Long Beach. It was a lot like this, and 26 years later I have not been back nor seen my cousins-taught me to straighten up and fly right FAST. Great job on this re-write
Well, I took an extra half-hour at lunch today and I'm actually getting my entry in early for once. I apologize for the audio quality. I didn't have time to set up a proper camera and microphone so this is the stinking Microsoft life cam with it's lousy built in microphone that distorts if you look at it hard...

The uke was my Mainland mahogany soprano, strung with heavy fluorocarbon strings.


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

John

TCK
07-25-2012, 06:18 PM
Never heard this tune before...kinda poignant in these times. Great tune well done Kurt.
Keeping in mind the old saying that "Home is Not Where You Live, But Where They Understand You", here's my entry. (Anything else is a Bonus Track.)

The Family Car by Lou & Peter Berryman


http://youtu.be/jKS0tl2Y2jY



-Kurt

ukuleledaddy
07-25-2012, 06:33 PM
I wrote this song a couple of years ago, thanks U-Daddy for the opportunity to recycle it.:)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-2hMOzEdck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-2hMOzEdck

Doug! An original, and beautiful at that. Thanks so much for sharing and posting an entry for this week. I wish I could write wonderful tunes like that. By the way, nice shirt. I have one myself.

Dan Uke
07-25-2012, 08:24 PM
Here is my entry...Party Rock!!


http://youtu.be/5FwZxt4p10U

TCK
07-25-2012, 09:10 PM
I am not sure what just happened there, but I know I know I like it. I am now forever in protest of bedtime, and will use this to defend myself when they try to make me go. Just awesome.
Here is my entry...Party Rock!!


http://youtu.be/5FwZxt4p10U

TCK
07-25-2012, 09:12 PM
Great little tune there about our little spot in e solar system, and my goodness can you play. Super cute video,of the kids as well. Great stuff all around!
I wrote this song a couple of years ago, thanks U-Daddy for the opportunity to recycle it.:)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-2hMOzEdck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-2hMOzEdck

TCK
07-25-2012, 09:16 PM
Two great shots and it is only Wednesday. So great Kurt...now is this makin' fun of hillbillies? ;) great song-who wrote it?
A Bonus Track, for Season 23 of the Ukulele.
Political Correctness Warning: It ain't.


http://youtu.be/wV2AMQICNhQ



-Kurt

ksiegel
07-26-2012, 03:43 AM
Two great shots and it is only Wednesday. So great Kurt...now is this makin' fun of hillbillies? ;) great song-who wrote it?

Making fun of Hillbilies? Why, shucks, I spent 4 years in West-By-God-Virginia! I'd never think of such a thing! (Especially when so many of them do a better job than I ever could... think Jeff Foxworthy, for example.)

This is a 1974 Randy Newman song, Dave. He did another great one, called "Political Science", that starts out


No one likes us
I don't know why
We may not be perfect
But heaven knows that we try
All around us, even our old friends put us down
Let's drop the Big One
And see what happens

And of course, there was "Short People".



-Kurt

ukuleledaddy
07-26-2012, 05:37 AM
A hit song from 1823.

http://youtu.be/Gx3FqgRrjdk
I returned home yesterday after being away for three weeks. I loved my travels in Europe but it was wonderful to come home. This song seemed to fit my mood today. Thanks for the perfect theme ukuleledaddy.

Myrna,

It's always nice when the theme strikes a personal chord, so to speak. That was sweet and lovely my lady. I'll be playing that for my family later today to help us feel a bit more settled in to our new pad. And welcome home to you! I know you live in Alaska and it's a place I called home but only for two short summers (and those summers are short!). I worked in Denali at the end of the park road. I miss it terribly sometimes.

ukuleledaddy
07-26-2012, 05:44 AM
A Bonus Track, for Season 23 of the Ukulele.
Political Correctness Warning: It ain't.


http://youtu.be/wV2AMQICNhQ



-Kurt

You kept my toes tappin' during my morning coffee. Nice one. You've got some great dancing fingers there! The intro and end added a lot to the song. I keep telling myself that someday I'll learn to play like that. Thanks for the bonus track!

ukuleledaddy
07-26-2012, 05:45 AM
Making fun of Hillbilies? Why, shucks, I spent 4 years in West-By-God-Virginia! I'd never think of such a thing! (Especially when so many of them do a better job than I ever could... think Jeff Foxworthy, for example.)

This is a 1974 Randy Newman song, Dave. He did another great one, called "Political Science", that starts out


No one likes us
I don't know why
We may not be perfect
But heaven knows that we try
All around us, even our old friends put us down
Let's drop the Big One
And see what happens

And of course, there was "Short People".



-Kurt

Randy Newman also did a great song about home. Just sayin'.

ukuleledaddy
07-26-2012, 05:50 AM
Here is my entry...Party Rock!!


http://youtu.be/5FwZxt4p10U

WOW! I mean.....WOW. That was energetic. Uke-a-robics. I can hardly get my kids on camera to participate in a video. You've got some up and comers there. I expect to see them doing their own entries soon. They look to be about the same age as my kids.

TCK
07-26-2012, 06:24 AM
I guess hillbillies are fine, but short folks? We gotta draw the line somewhere!
Making fun of Hillbilies? Why, shucks, I spent 4 years in West-By-God-Virginia! I'd never think of such a thing! (Especially when so many of them do a better job than I ever could... think Jeff Foxworthy, for example.)

This is a 1974 Randy Newman song, Dave. He did another great one, called "Political Science", that starts out


No one likes us
I don't know why
We may not be perfect
But heaven knows that we try
All around us, even our old friends put us down
Let's drop the Big One
And see what happens

And of course, there was "Short People".



-Kurt

peewee
07-26-2012, 11:32 AM
Hi Homebodies!

Here's my entry. This is the hardest 3 chord song ever, and I'm not sure why. I had to keep throwing out bits of the guitar part to get to the point where I stood a chance of playing and singing at the same time. I hope I left enough in for it to be recognizable!


http://youtu.be/wyL8oKhCqBo
Oh and I didn't label it on YT because it's a Warner Bros band and they don't like covers. I challenge their software to recognize my version!- Talking Heads - Naive Melody (This Must Be The Place)

Looking forward to reviewing the playlist!

ukuleledaddy
07-26-2012, 11:51 AM
Hi Homebodies!

Here's my entry. This is the hardest 4 chord song ever, and I'm not sure why. I had to keep throwing out bits of the guitar part to get to the point where I stood a chance of playing and singing at the same time. I hope I left enough in for it to be recognizable!


http://youtu.be/wyL8oKhCqBo
Oh and I didn't label it on YT because it's a Warner Bros band and they don't like covers. I challenge their software to recognize my version!- Talking Heads - Naive Melody (This Must Be The Place)

Looking forward to reviewing the playlist!

Nice celestial effect there with the lighting PeeWee. That's such a great song and I loved your take on it. Some of the most interesting covers to me are the ones done on different instruments from the original which gives them their own flavor and style. Thanks for the entry and for coming on over to 23!

ukuleledaddy
07-26-2012, 11:53 AM
By the way..... if anyone is feeling uninspired or having difficulty finding a tune for the week, feel free to PM me for suggestions.

seeso
07-26-2012, 12:48 PM
This contest series is seriously the coolest.

Kudos to all who have entered any of the "Seasons" contests, and mucho mahaloz to the contest runners!

I love being a part of this community. How cool would it be to keep this going for a full year?

Raygf
07-26-2012, 12:55 PM
This contest series is seriously the coolest.

Kudos to all who have entered any of the "Seasons" contests, and mucho mahaloz to the contest runners!

I love being a part of this community. How cool would it be to keep this going for a full year?

Jump right in any old time Seeso!

Dan Uke
07-26-2012, 01:00 PM
WOW! I mean.....WOW. That was energetic. Uke-a-robics. I can hardly get my kids on camera to participate in a video. You've got some up and comers there. I expect to see them doing their own entries soon. They look to be about the same age as my kids.

My Kids are 5 and 7 and they are camera shy when I ask them to do something serious but they get all excited when I am in the video with them. My wife is supposed to sing the female part but she was on the phone. We don't even know the song well and I was planning to submit Sunday after practicing but they kept on bugging me to make a video...it could have also been the fact that they didn't want to sleep :p

peewee
07-26-2012, 01:13 PM
My Kids are 5 and 7 and they are camera shy when I ask them to do something serious but they get all excited when I am in the video with them. My wife is supposed to sing the female part but she was on the phone. We don't even know the song well and I was planning to submit Sunday after practicing but they kept on bugging me to make a video...it could have also been the fact that they didn't want to sleep :p

Clearly Nongdam, your posse is deep.

that was great fun, especially the UU freestyle!

OldePhart
07-26-2012, 01:28 PM
Nice PeeWee! I thought about doing "Burnin' Down the House" from talking heads...


Hi Homebodies!

Here's my entry. This is the hardest 3 chord song ever, and I'm not sure why. I had to keep throwing out bits of the guitar part to get to the point where I stood a chance of playing and singing at the same time. I hope I left enough in for it to be recognizable!


http://youtu.be/wyL8oKhCqBo
Oh and I didn't label it on YT because it's a Warner Bros band and they don't like covers. I challenge their software to recognize my version!- Talking Heads - Naive Melody (This Must Be The Place)

Looking forward to reviewing the playlist!

OldePhart
07-26-2012, 01:29 PM
Watched this earlier, guess I got so excited I forgot to comment. Man...to have a tenth of their energy! I think I need a nap now...


Here is my entry...Party Rock!!


http://youtu.be/5FwZxt4p10U

peewee
07-26-2012, 01:30 PM
Nice celestial effect there with the lighting PeeWee. That's such a great song and I loved your take on it. Some of the most interesting covers to me are the ones done on different instruments from the original which gives them their own flavor and style. Thanks for the entry and for coming on over to 23!

Hey thanks Daddy-O,
That song (that whole record) was an anthem of my first months at College in NYC, right when that record came out.
It's hard for me to tell if it's even recognizable. I know what you mean about off balance covers, I became infatuated with this marimba version of the song I did for XXI: http://youtu.be/q8nTNdxMuLk
It doesn't hurt that the player is young and attractive and has what may be a Syd Barrett tattoo on her right arm...

Dan Uke
07-26-2012, 01:39 PM
Nice PeeWee! I thought about doing "Burnin' Down the House" from talking heads...

John, Please do it as I love that song!! I didn't know you know the "modern" songs. Wow, that makes me older as that song came out in the early '80s and I'm calling it modern! HAHA

OldePhart
07-26-2012, 01:46 PM
Holy cow! I must be getting old, though. I noticed she's cute...then I became completely engrossed by the way she was wielding those four mallets - I'd have to take my shoes off and break out a roll of duct tape if I was going to try to use four mallets... :)


Hey thanks Daddy-O,
That song (that whole record) was an anthem of my first months at College in NYC, right when that record came out.
It's hard for me to tell if it's even recognizable. I know what you mean about off balance covers, I became infatuated with this marimba version of the song I did for XXI: http://youtu.be/q8nTNdxMuLk
It doesn't hurt that the player is young and attractive and has what may be a Syd Barrett tattoo on her right arm...

OldePhart
07-26-2012, 01:58 PM
John, Please do it as I love that song!! I didn't know you know the "modern" songs. Wow, that makes me older as that song came out in the early '80s and I'm calling it modern! HAHA

Yeah...I'm not a big fan of 80's stuff but I am familiar with some of the big hits out of that era and Talking Heads were one of the bands I actually liked. Basically, there were two "camps" in the 80's - those whose "hook" was the whole "shock your parents with our angst" thing and those who were really very good musicians and songwriters. MTV was still young enough that a lot of the former bands put all their energy into the video component at the expense of the music. Those in the latter camp just made good music and they could do it with or without video cameras rolling. One of the best videos of Psycho Killer, IMHO, is this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdp42fYKFZ8

The funny thing is I never liked metal at all until a few years ago...now there are a few metal bands that I actually like (Metallica, a couple of others, still can't stand Nirvana, though).

Who knows, if I live another 5000 years or so I might even be able to warm up to rap and hip hop... LOL

John

ukuleledaveey
07-26-2012, 02:11 PM
Hi Everyone, not been around much as i used to be on here, a blessing, I am sure a few are saying :)
Thanks Ukuleledaddy for hosting this week, sure hope we can keep this thing rolling along.
I am going to sit down at the weekend and watch all the entries, a nice bit of escapism from all the hull-a- bull-loo to do with the Olympics.

http://youtu.be/klaXXLJ_-dk

OldePhart
07-26-2012, 02:19 PM
Great job guys! I was hoping somebody would do this!

Hi Everyone, not been around much as i used to be on here, a blessing, I am sure a few are saying
Nonsense, I tells, yah. Nonsense!



I am going to sit down at the weekend and watch all the entries, a nice bit of escapism from all the hull-a- bull-loo to do with the Olympics.


I was in Atlanta for the 1996 Olympics, actually working an entertainment-related job there. What a complete freaking zoo! Most of the smart Atlanta residents took vacation and got the heck out of town (many of them rented out their houses to various teams and sponsors for crazy money that more than paid for their escape).

John

ukuleledaveey
07-26-2012, 02:25 PM
Great job guys! I was hoping somebody would do this!

Nonsense, I tells, yah. Nonsense!



I was in Atlanta for the 1996 Olympics, actually working an entertainment-related job there. What a complete freaking zoo! Most of the smart Atlanta residents took vacation and got the heck out of town (many of them rented out their houses to various teams and sponsors for crazy money that more than paid for their escape).

John

Awwwww schucks John :) many thanks, hoping i havent offended anyone by using the confederate flag, if i have i apologise in advance.
Yeah the hype is building now for the olympics, kinda hard to swallow when we are in a double dip recession, i hope i did the boys of Lynrd proud, one of my fave bands :)

TCK
07-26-2012, 02:50 PM
Yep- off to get a beer and watch this again- top shelf stuff mate! Always love my dose of the Simon and Davey show...love even more that the Brit's did this one first- we call that winning over here.
Take that Neil Young- ya hippie!
Hi Everyone, not been around much as i used to be on here, a blessing, I am sure a few are saying :)
Thanks Ukuleledaddy for hosting this week, sure hope we can keep this thing rolling along.
I am going to sit down at the weekend and watch all the entries, a nice bit of escapism from all the hull-a- bull-loo to do with the Olympics.

http://youtu.be/klaXXLJ_-dk

TCK
07-26-2012, 02:52 PM
Great great great! I was expecting more of a train wreck reading the lead up here, but this was awesome.
But wait- you were in COLLEGE when that came out?

Hi Homebodies!

Here's my entry. This is the hardest 3 chord song ever, and I'm not sure why. I had to keep throwing out bits of the guitar part to get to the point where I stood a chance of playing and singing at the same time. I hope I left enough in for it to be recognizable!


http://youtu.be/wyL8oKhCqBo
Oh and I didn't label it on YT because it's a Warner Bros band and they don't like covers. I challenge their software to recognize my version!- Talking Heads - Naive Melody (This Must Be The Place)

Looking forward to reviewing the playlist!

TCK
07-26-2012, 03:25 PM
Inspired by all the fantastic videos...well, I caved.
I promise the NEXT video- the one that is actually an entry, will conjure the images of "home" one feels after signing a mountain of paperwork- I have had three days that equal it. Wedding, keys to my classroom, keys to my house. It is a biggie innit?
This one, however, is about calling a place home that is not so great.
Right- Bonus track, Season 23.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaTIq5Ruisk&feature=youtu.be

mattydee
07-26-2012, 03:39 PM
Whoooeee! Peewee! I've been working on this one today, but glad you got to it first, man. that was great! I think it's my favorite from you in the seasons.

What key were you playing in?

ksiegel
07-26-2012, 05:05 PM
Don't pick on him, Dave.

I was in my third year on the Fire Department / 5th year post-college when that song/album was released.

Peewee is obviously Just A Kid! (And so, Sir, are you!)


-Kurt


Great great great! I was expecting more of a train wreck reading the lead up here, but this was awesome.
But wait- you were in COLLEGE when that came out?

OldePhart
07-26-2012, 05:17 PM
Great stuff Dave! I don't think I've ever heard that before.


Inspired by all the fantastic videos...well, I caved.
I promise the NEXT video- the one that is actually an entry, will conjure the images of "home" one feels after signing a mountain of paperwork- I have had three days that equal it. Wedding, keys to my classroom, keys to my house. It is a biggie innit?
This one, however, is about calling a place home that is not so great.
Right- Bonus track, Season 23.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaTIq5Ruisk&feature=youtu.be

eor
07-26-2012, 05:40 PM
Hi Homebodies!

Here's my entry. !

a harder tune than you made it look

good job

eor

cheesegasuki
07-26-2012, 05:58 PM
Inspired by all the fantastic videos...well, I caved.
I promise the NEXT video- the one that is actually an entry, will conjure the images of "home" one feels after signing a mountain of paperwork- I have had three days that equal it. Wedding, keys to my classroom, keys to my house. It is a biggie innit?
This one, however, is about calling a place home that is not so great.
Right- Bonus track, Season 23.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaTIq5Ruisk&feature=youtu.be

Excellent choice for a cover, even if doesn't really fit the "home" theme. Nicely done!

ukuleledaddy
07-26-2012, 06:12 PM
Hi Everyone, not been around much as i used to be on here, a blessing, I am sure a few are saying :)
Thanks Ukuleledaddy for hosting this week, sure hope we can keep this thing rolling along.
I am going to sit down at the weekend and watch all the entries, a nice bit of escapism from all the hull-a- bull-loo to do with the Olympics.

http://youtu.be/klaXXLJ_-dk

It looks like this week is threatening to become redneck week for a few of you. So glad you could make this week ukuleleDaveey!! And you get the 3 bonus points for playing/singing with a mate.

I listened to Skynyrd quite a bit in my younger days. Then I tended bar in Alameda, CA which is near Oakland. The bar was popular with the coast guard and apparently the coast guard is popular with people from Alabama because there were a lot of them plying that song in the juke box! Your take is very refreshing my friend. Thanks so much for the entry.

Oh....one more thing........FREEBIRD!

TCK
07-26-2012, 06:17 PM
@ John- glad you liked it John
@cheesegasuchi- Glad ya liked it- I know, bit of a stretch, but there are very few (if any) songs written about where I live (unless we do all of California). Going to have to use where other folks live and their imagery for this week.

come to think of it- there is one that comes to mind though- just maybe...

peewee
07-26-2012, 06:18 PM
Great great great! I was expecting more of a train wreck reading the lead up here, but this was awesome.
But wait- you were in COLLEGE when that came out?

I know, I don't seem like college material..wait did I say college? I meant Art School.


Whoooeee! Peewee! I've been working on this one today, but glad you got to it first, man. that was great! I think it's my favorite from you in the seasons.

What key were you playing in?
Wow, thanks Matty, feel free to give it the Matty treatment. I think it's in F?
It's kind of a weird progression. That was G-Am-F-Am, which would make it a II-iii-I-iii (??) but played mostly on the 1st 3 strings. Like I said, I needed to simplify it to death to be able to get the vocals going. I am still not sure why it was so hard to play the riff and sing..

and @eor and @oldepharte, thanks for your kind words also.

ukuleledaddy
07-26-2012, 06:19 PM
Inspired by all the fantastic videos...well, I caved.
I promise the NEXT video- the one that is actually an entry, will conjure the images of "home" one feels after signing a mountain of paperwork- I have had three days that equal it. Wedding, keys to my classroom, keys to my house. It is a biggie innit?
This one, however, is about calling a place home that is not so great.
Right- Bonus track, Season 23.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaTIq5Ruisk&feature=youtu.be

Oh man, you've got me smiling from ear to ear and singing right along with you brother! I love this song. In fact, it's one of the songs that Toucan Sam & The Fruitloops (the uke band I play with and whose T-shirt is one of this week's prizes) does. Very nicely played Dave. Thank you so much for this entry. I'm looking forward to your "actual entry".

ukuleledaddy
07-26-2012, 06:23 PM
More and more friends joining the fun today! It's starting to feel more like home around here. Thanks folks!

cheesegasuki
07-26-2012, 06:32 PM
@ John- glad you liked it John
@cheesegasuchi- Glad ya liked it- I know, bit of a stretch, but there are very few (if any) songs written about where I live (unless we do all of California). Going to have to use where other folks live and their imagery for this week.

come to think of it- there is one that comes to mind though- just maybe...

By that logic, you could have covered London Calling. Currently VERY relevant. "I live by the RIVEEEEEEEEEER!"

Have the same problem here. Lots of songs about Chicago, and a select few about Illinois, but Peoria?

Never mind. Found one from 1925 (http://perfessorbill.com/lyrics/lypeoria.htm).

OldePhart
07-26-2012, 06:33 PM
Wow, thanks Matty, feel free to give it the Matty treatment. I think it's in F?
It's kind of a weird progression. That was G-Am-F-Am, which would make it a II-iii-I-iii (??) but played mostly on the 1st 3 strings.


Probably in Am then - that would be the VII i VI i which isn't terribly unusual for songs in a minor key and does resolve to the root. It could also be the V-vi-IV-vi in the key of C though, while V-vi-IV (and variations) is an extremely common major key progression it would be pretty unusual to not resolve to C in there someplace if that was the case.

In any case - it sounded great!

OldePhart
07-26-2012, 06:41 PM
By that logic, you could have covered London Calling. Currently VERY relevant. "I live by the RIVEEEEEEEEEER!"

Have the same problem here. Lots of songs about Chicago, and a select few about Illinois, but Peoria?

Never mind. Found one from 1925 (http://perfessorbill.com/lyrics/lypeoria.htm).

Holy cow...seven verses and ten choruses! All about Peoria!

That is pretty funny, though.

John

cheesegasuki
07-26-2012, 06:43 PM
Holy cow...seven verses and ten choruses! All about Peoria!

That is pretty funny, though.

John

After the end of vaudeville, things just went downhill for us.

peewee
07-26-2012, 06:43 PM
Inspired by all the fantastic videos...well, I caved.
I promise the NEXT video- the one that is actually an entry, will conjure the images of "home" one feels after signing a mountain of paperwork- I have had three days that equal it. Wedding, keys to my classroom, keys to my house. It is a biggie innit?
This one, however, is about calling a place home that is not so great.
Right- Bonus track, Season 23.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaTIq5Ruisk&feature=youtu.be

Wait, you did Police and Thieves ?? Nicely Done.
How did I not notice that. Forget Cramps week, we should have Lee Perry Week!

peewee
07-26-2012, 06:47 PM
Probably in Am then - that would be the VII i VI i which isn't terribly unusual for songs in a minor key and does resolve to the root. It could also be the V-vi-IV-vi in the key of C though, while V-vi-IV (and variations) is an extremely common major key progression it would be pretty unusual to not resolve to C in there someplace if that was the case.

In any case - it sounded great!

Thanks, I don't have a grip on minor keys just yet, it's all I can do to spot the I-IV-V's!

peewee
07-26-2012, 07:10 PM
Hi Everyone, not been around much as i used to be on here, a blessing, I am sure a few are saying :)
Thanks Ukuleledaddy for hosting this week, sure hope we can keep this thing rolling along.
I am going to sit down at the weekend and watch all the entries, a nice bit of escapism from all the hull-a- bull-loo to do with the Olympics.
http://youtu.be/klaXXLJ_-dk

Y'all are the English-est sounding rednecks I ever did see!
Good stuff!

TCK
07-26-2012, 07:16 PM
That has got to be the loooongest song I have ever seen. Yikes. I ought to put ya on haunt for me...and my town of 7000 (sigh)
By that logic, you could have covered London Calling. Currently VERY relevant. "I live by the RIVEEEEEEEEEER!"

Have the same problem here. Lots of songs about Chicago, and a select few about Illinois, but Peoria?

Never mind. Found one from 1925 (http://perfessorbill.com/lyrics/lypeoria.htm).

TCK
07-26-2012, 07:22 PM
Thanks pee wee. I am in for that...Season 24 of the Ukulele, at th Black Arc! I got dibs on "come into my parlor", and I am thankful Ralf can't do "Small Axe" again. My god he KILLED that one.
As for college-I meant you looked to young to have played that record there, I was in sixth grade just figuring out what they were doing over there at the college-thank you fm radio
Wait, you did Police and Thieves ?? Nicely Done.
How did I not notice that. Forget Cramps week, we should have Lee Perry Week!

peewee
07-26-2012, 08:21 PM
Have the same problem here. Lots of songs about Chicago, and a select few about Illinois, but Peoria?
Never mind. Found one from 1925 (http://perfessorbill.com/lyrics/lypeoria.htm).

Here's a much shorter Peoria Song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv_nDZKXUYg
Sufjan Stevens "Prairie Fire That Wanders About"



As for college-I meant you looked to young to have played that record there, I was in sixth grade just figuring out what they were doing over there at the college-thank you fm radio
I got that, I was just kidding... my immaturity keeps me youthful. That and massive backlighting in my videos.

Here's your Cloverdale Song: http://cloverdale.towns.pressdemocrat.com/2012/02/news/cloverdale-ale-inspires-its-own-song/

TCK
07-26-2012, 08:42 PM
Hahahaha my friend Mary Jo wrote that article-she asked me if I knew of any others when she was writing it (little bity town) yeah, did you read that song? Even I have standards, though I suppose he does have a kind of Eddie Spaghetti minus the Supersuckers thing going on . Besides, the brewpub is not likely to pay me for advertising for them :)


Here's your Cloverdale Song: http://cloverdale.towns.pressdemocrat.com/2012/02/news/cloverdale-ale-inspires-its-own-song/

thesillydave
07-26-2012, 08:47 PM
hey there fellow seasonists! here's my bonus entry...a song by bw stevenson....hope you like it!


http://youtu.be/kZnszv4ZFeI

ukuleledaddy
07-26-2012, 08:48 PM
By that logic, you could have covered London Calling. Currently VERY relevant. "I live by the RIVEEEEEEEEEER!"

Have the same problem here. Lots of songs about Chicago, and a select few about Illinois, but Peoria?

Never mind. Found one from 1925 (http://perfessorbill.com/lyrics/lypeoria.htm).

Holy smokes! That song could be as long as Alice's Restaurant. I double dog dare you.

thesillydave
07-26-2012, 08:52 PM
and now, my entry song, a ukulele friendly song from the 30's...when shadows fall...


http://youtu.be/S_KeTdwxUgk

thanks ukuleledaddy for another fun season contest! might try to do some other bonus ones if i can!

TCK
07-26-2012, 09:24 PM
Glad you liked it Daddy-O (I think that is gonna stick). Seriously? I watch that stuff all the time on Youtube (the life of the under-employed). This is about the finest Ukulele video ever made

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tph686IXUaY&list=UUwKqOJJKVPXVfgPSnVKMXFQ&index=1&feature=plcp
Thanks for being part of it :) Is it the RAMONES shirt you are throwing out there?
Oh man, you've got me smiling from ear to ear and singing right along with you brother! I love this song. In fact, it's one of the songs that Toucan Sam & The Fruitloops (the uke band I play with and whose T-shirt is one of this week's prizes) does. Very nicely played Dave. Thank you so much for this entry. I'm looking forward to your "actual entry".

Hippie Dribble
07-26-2012, 10:27 PM
Thanks for this week Sean and all the best at your new abode to you and the family. With that happy thought, here's a little Charles Manson for y'all...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nIVLV5qufU

TCK
07-26-2012, 10:44 PM
I find myself instantly transported to Spahn Ranch, beads and hemp clothing flinging all about.
I ask you all, who else brings Charlie Manson to the seasons? Only Eugene...god love you brother, this is absolutely over the top brilliant. I completely withdraw anything I could have hoped to enter...now for the bonus tracks.
Thanks for this week Sean and all the best at your new abode to you and the family. With that happy thought, here's a little Charles Manson for y'all...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nIVLV5qufU

TCK
07-26-2012, 11:53 PM
Can't believe it is Friday and no one has done this yet...I figure I have to reprise it so I don't try it.
Perfect song for this season, happily done for season 18. Can't get enough of it this week (and I am so close to cracking and doing it with my dog it ain't funny).
Hope Mattydee does not get pissed at the re-post. Some lovely stuff from seasons past that fits for sure this week

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4ehEee0_zs&feature=BFa&list=PLDEEC68CC7E4893E8

cheesegasuki
07-27-2012, 04:42 AM
Here's a much shorter Peoria Song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv_nDZKXUYg
Sufjan Stevens "Prairie Fire That Wanders About"

As much as I like the Sufjan Stevens sound, that song comes across as a word salad. I take it he needed a song for central Illinois and had trouble rhyming Chillicothe.

Raygf
07-27-2012, 05:15 AM
Here's a bonus track with pologies to George Whiting for changing a few of his words. The chair I'm sitting on is one of a set that belonged to my wife's grandmother. Nice old oak chairs and a very cool enamel top table. We definitely need to clamp and re-glue a few of them. My 245 lbs. moving around on it helped add some "homey" quality creaks, cracks and pops to the recording. The old refrigerator decided to add it's voice with a loud pop just before the last note. Nice! Be it ever so humble . . .

I can't tell you how much recent weeks have helped motivate me to work on playing a recording tunes. Grateful Thanks to all of the hosts!

My new Loprinzi baritone came strung with Southcoast linears tuned GCEA. I tuned it down a half step to B for this recording and like it more already. I may have to restring it this weekend.

http://youtu.be/5gBA-CmkeeU

UkeyDave
07-27-2012, 05:39 AM
Well here's my effort. The 1954 Rosemary Clooney "This Ole House" made famous in the UK in 1981 by Shakin Stevens. Well this is definitely a shaky version and damn I seem to have cut my head off again. What the hell is wrong with me? ;-) :deadhorse:

http://youtu.be/txE5JGoZS6c

ukuleledaddy
07-27-2012, 06:13 AM
Glad you liked it Daddy-O (I think that is gonna stick). Seriously? I watch that stuff all the time on Youtube (the life of the under-employed). This is about the finest Ukulele video ever made

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tph686IXUaY&list=UUwKqOJJKVPXVfgPSnVKMXFQ&index=1&feature=plcp
Thanks for being part of it :) Is it the RAMONES shirt you are throwing out there?

What a bunch of loonatics. Talk about the under-employed! Yeah, that's the shirt Dave. We shamelessly ripped off the Ramones design. Thanks for the compliment. You have extremely low expectations for fine ukulele videos. God bless you!

ukuleledaddy
07-27-2012, 06:38 AM
hey there fellow seasonists! here's my bonus entry...a song by bw stevenson....hope you like it!


http://youtu.be/kZnszv4ZFeI

What a great way to wake up this morning Dave. I've never heard that song before but I know I'm going to go on Itunes today and buy it. Thanks. That was really sweet.

mattydee
07-27-2012, 06:44 AM
Can't believe it is Friday and no one has done this yet...I figure I have to reprise it so I don't try it.
Perfect song for this season, happily done for season 18. Can't get enough of it this week (and I am so close to cracking and doing it with my dog it ain't funny).
Hope Mattydee does not get pissed at the re-post. Some lovely stuff from seasons past that fits for sure this week

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4ehEee0_zs&feature=BFa&list=PLDEEC68CC7E4893E8

Not pissed at all, though I feel like that was not my best entry into the seasons. Im glad you liked it though, Dave! It was, of course, the first song that came to mind when this week's theme was announced, but alas, too soon to go back to that well. I know Ive been missing the last couple of seasons, but I've got one that I'm working on now, though, and I like it, so I'll be recording tomorrow between Olympic coverage. (I've got the fever!)

PS: is there a playlist for this week yet? I can't seem to find it.

ukuleledaddy
07-27-2012, 06:45 AM
and now, my entry song, a ukulele friendly song from the 30's...when shadows fall...


http://youtu.be/S_KeTdwxUgk

thanks ukuleledaddy for another fun season contest! might try to do some other bonus ones if i can!

Way to keep the morning going nice and smooth Dave! Have you ever been a disc jockey or done any voice over work? You could have your own station: KDAV

Thanks for another great entry Dave. I'll be singing "bobitty baw, bodilly bow baw daum" all day long.

decaturcomp
07-27-2012, 07:01 AM
My first upload and I'm starting with a bonus track since it doesn't have the word Home (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCVRfBsjgaE) in it>
Thanks folks:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCVRfBsjgaE" target="_blank">
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCVRfBsjgaE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCVRfBsjgaE)

peewee
07-27-2012, 07:24 AM
My first upload and I'm starting with a bonus track since it doesn't have the word Home (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCVRfBsjgaE) in it>
Thanks folks:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCVRfBsjgaE

In checking here, I wonder if you need more than the link. Is there an upload procedure?

Hi Decaturcomp, that sounds great, nice banjo stylings.
You can embed the video by going back to your post and clicking the "edit post" button.
Then take your Youtube link, copy it, then look at the menu bars directly above the message pane. There is a group of 5 icons - to the right is a filmstrip looking one "insert video". Click on that and paste in the youtube link. Presto.

ukuleledaddy
07-27-2012, 08:18 AM
Not pissed at all, though I feel like that was not my best entry into the seasons. Im glad you liked it though, Dave! It was, of course, the first song that came to mind when this week's theme was announced, but alas, too soon to go back to that well. I know Ive been missing the last couple of seasons, but I've got one that I'm working on now, though, and I like it, so I'll be recording tomorrow between Olympic coverage. (I've got the fever!)

PS: is there a playlist for this week yet? I can't seem to find it.

Matty, I'm so glad you're working on something for this week! I always enjoy your videos and can't wait to see what you've got cooking. I figured that Edward Sharpe song would make it's way into this week somehow. It's still up for grabs for season 23 folks.

I haven't gotten around to creating a playlist for this week yet (bad host. Somebody flog me). I hope to get to it later today.

ukuleledaddy
07-27-2012, 08:27 AM
Thanks for this week Sean and all the best at your new abode to you and the family. With that happy thought, here's a little Charles Manson for y'all...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nIVLV5qufU

I'm looking like a fool right now because I can't wipe the smile off my face, and I don't care. Thanks so much Jon for this entry and for your well wishes. Aside from finding dry rot under the bathroom floor and a devilish pack of rabid raccoons in the backyard, it is a happy home indeed.

ukuleledaddy
07-27-2012, 08:31 AM
Can't believe it is Friday and no one has done this yet...I figure I have to reprise it so I don't try it.
Perfect song for this season, happily done for season 18. Can't get enough of it this week (and I am so close to cracking and doing it with my dog it ain't funny).

Doing it with your dog!? Bonus points! Bonus points!

ukuleledaddy
07-27-2012, 09:06 AM
Here's a bonus track with pologies to George Whiting for changing a few of his words. The chair I'm sitting on is one of a set that belonged to my wife's grandmother. Nice old oak chairs and a very cool enamel top table. We definitely need to clamp and re-glue a few of them. My 245 lbs. moving around on it helped add some "homey" quality creaks, cracks and pops to the recording. The old refrigerator decided to add it's voice with a loud pop just before the last note. Nice! Be it ever so humble . . .

I can't tell you how much recent weeks have helped motivate me to work on playing a recording tunes. Grateful Thanks to all of the hosts!

My new Loprinzi baritone came strung with Southcoast linears tuned GCEA. I tuned it down a half step to B for this recording and like it more already. I may have to restring it this weekend.

http://youtu.be/5gBA-CmkeeU

Thanks for jumping in this week! Man, it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood with all these lovely songs! Brilliant tag at the end there.

I love the idea of you playing that on your wife's grandmother's chair. I was just offered some furnishings from my Nana's old home. If only I could get them up here from CA!

ukuleledaddy
07-27-2012, 09:14 AM
Well here's my effort. The 1954 Rosemary Clooney "This Ole House" made famous in the UK in 1981 by Shakin Stevens. Well this is definitely a shaky version and damn I seem to have cut my head off again. What the hell is wrong with me? ;-) :deadhorse:

http://youtu.be/txE5JGoZS6c


What a fun tune, I've never heard it before. I'll have to learn that one. As a new homeowner unfortunately I can already relate a bit to the lyrics.

Thanks for joining us this week!

watchyourtoes
07-27-2012, 09:22 AM
Hi Homebodies!

Here's my entry. This is the hardest 3 chord song ever, and I'm not sure why. I had to keep throwing out bits of the guitar part to get to the point where I stood a chance of playing and singing at the same time. I hope I left enough in for it to be recognizable!


http://youtu.be/wyL8oKhCqBo
Oh and I didn't label it on YT because it's a Warner Bros band and they don't like covers. I challenge their software to recognize my version!- Talking Heads - Naive Melody (This Must Be The Place)

Looking forward to reviewing the playlist!

Great uke cover. I'm so glad someone did this song. Had this on the original list of 30+ which I was considering. The list has since been whittled to 4 bonus tracks and the official entry. I've not uploaded anything yet, so I'll be lucky to do just one.
Anywho, great job. I really like your uke interpretation of this tune!

Raygf
07-27-2012, 09:35 AM
Thanks for jumping in this week! Man, it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood with all these lovely songs! Brilliant tag at the end there.

I love the idea of you playing that on your wife's grandmother's chair. I was just offered some furnishings from my Nana's old home. If only I could get them up here from CA!

My pleasure. I'm loving it. This is such a great theme. Thanks for hosting. The tag is from Lyle Ritz's "Lyle Lite" book. Good book.
I plan on posting one more tomorrow.

Unfortunately, I was only able to make a few trips to sit with Rose in her kitchen. She was something else. Made everything from scratch, including these awesome donuts! Always had some just made when you got there. Canned her garden vegetables. She never sat still. "Pass Ray the huckleberry pie. He needs another piece." Wow, a flood of memories just got me. She's been gone quite a while and we still miss her very much. Ah, Grandmas!

Raygf
07-27-2012, 09:40 AM
What a fun tune, I've never heard it before. I'll have to learn that one. As a new homeowner unfortunately I can already relate a bit to the lyrics.

Thanks for joining us this week!

New to me too. I'd like to add it to the pile of learn this some time.

decaturcomp
07-27-2012, 09:46 AM
Thanks a bunch peewee. I should have recognized that symbol. I did try the hyperlink link. Der.
Should I have noted that it's a banjo uke? Somebody else asked me if it was a banjo.

peewee
07-27-2012, 09:53 AM
Bonus Track
This goes out to the residents of Homs, Syria, who seem to be 2000 light years away, but are our neighbors.
And to Mick whose birthday was yesterday


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFmzaHa-x9o

myrnaukelele
07-27-2012, 10:25 AM
By that logic, you could have covered London Calling. Currently VERY relevant. "I live by the RIVEEEEEEEEEER!"

Have the same problem here. Lots of songs about Chicago, and a select few about Illinois, but Peoria?

Never mind. Found one from 1925 (http://perfessorbill.com/lyrics/lypeoria.htm).
And don't forget John Hartford's Long Hot Summer Days (since Peoria is on the Illinois River) although it's a river song and not a home song...

peewee
07-27-2012, 10:30 AM
Great uke cover. I'm so glad someone did this song. Had this on the original list of 30+ which I was considering. The list has since been whittled to 4 bonus tracks and the official entry. I've not uploaded anything yet, so I'll be lucky to do just one.
Anywho, great job. I really like your uke interpretation of this tune!

Hey, thanks, Mr. Toes! I really do appreciate it.
Looking forward to your'n'

Raygf
07-27-2012, 11:03 AM
Looking forward to your'n'
That country colloquialism often gets misinterpreted when spoken. No problems when typed!

thesillydave
07-27-2012, 11:19 AM
Bonus Track
This goes out to the residents of Homs, Syria, who seem to be 2000 light years away, but are our neighbors.
And to Mick whose birthday was yesterday


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFmzaHa-x9o

really liked that bonus song sound! keep 'em coming!

thesillydave
07-27-2012, 11:23 AM
Here's a bonus track with pologies to George Whiting for changing a few of his words. The chair I'm sitting on is one of a set that belonged to my wife's grandmother. Nice old oak chairs and a very cool enamel top table. We definitely need to clamp and re-glue a few of them. My 245 lbs. moving around on it helped add some "homey" quality creaks, cracks and pops to the recording. The old refrigerator decided to add it's voice with a loud pop just before the last note. Nice! Be it ever so humble . . .

I can't tell you how much recent weeks have helped motivate me to work on playing a recording tunes. Grateful Thanks to all of the hosts!

My new Loprinzi baritone came strung with Southcoast linears tuned GCEA. I tuned it down a half step to B for this recording and like it more already. I may have to restring it this weekend.

http://youtu.be/5gBA-CmkeeU

great bonus song! it's on my "to do" list! really enjoyed it and the end picking part was sweet!

OldePhart
07-27-2012, 11:39 AM
Nice and smooth, Dave. Tell me sumpin', though...how many closets full of hats do you have? :)


and now, my entry song, a ukulele friendly song from the 30's...when shadows fall...


http://youtu.be/S_KeTdwxUgk

thanks ukuleledaddy for another fun season contest! might try to do some other bonus ones if i can!

OldePhart
07-27-2012, 11:48 AM
Nice Dave! I haven't heard that song in years.


Well this is definitely a shaky version and damn I seem to have cut my head off again. What the hell is wrong with me? ;-) :deadhorse:


I'm going on the theory that you're actually an elderly woman with a mustache, a lazy eye, and a two-pack habit and I'm sticking to that theory until you show your face... :)

John

OldePhart
07-27-2012, 11:52 AM
Very nice and smooth. Welcome to the seasons!


My first upload and I'm starting with a bonus track since it doesn't have the word Home (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCVRfBsjgaE) in it>
Thanks folks:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCVRfBsjgaE" target="_blank">
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCVRfBsjgaE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCVRfBsjgaE)

ksiegel
07-27-2012, 11:52 AM
hey, Dave!

I did this one as a bonus entry in the 22nd Week - it was written by one of the first Radio Singing Cowboys.

Here's mine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQzcFbEBa1w&feature=player_embedded

You did just fine, my friend - Just fine!.



-Kurt


Well here's my effort. The 1954 Rosemary Clooney "This Ole House" made famous in the UK in 1981 by Shakin Stevens. Well this is definitely a shaky version and damn I seem to have cut my head off again. What the hell is wrong with me? ;-) :deadhorse:

http://youtu.be/txE5JGoZS6c

OldePhart
07-27-2012, 11:53 AM
Doing it with your dog!? Bonus points! Bonus points!

And you know something...when the forum drops previous quotes from quoted replies and the context evaporates...well...judge for yourself but let's hope ukuleledaddy doesn't have to go for a job interview anytime soon!

OldePhart
07-27-2012, 12:00 PM
I did this one as a bonus entry in the 22nd Week - it was written by one of the first Radio Singing Cowboys.


Huh...how'd I miss that - it couldn't possibly be because The Kid did so many bonus tracks for week 22 that I got confused, could it? :rofl:

Raygf
07-27-2012, 12:16 PM
great bonus song! it's on my "to do" list! really enjoyed it and the end picking part was sweet!
Thank you very much.

ukuleledaddy
07-27-2012, 12:38 PM
And you know something...when the forum drops previous quotes from quoted replies and the context evaporates...well...judge for yourself but let's hope ukuleledaddy doesn't have to go for a job interview anytime soon!

John, you wouldn't be the first person to say that.

ukuleledaddy
07-27-2012, 12:44 PM
My first upload and I'm starting with a bonus track since it doesn't have the word Home (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCVRfBsjgaE) in it>
Thanks folks:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCVRfBsjgaE" target="_blank">
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCVRfBsjgaE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCVRfBsjgaE)

Welcome to the Seasons! Thanks so much for your bonus entry. That's a lovely song and that banjo uke sounds great. I really enjoyed it.

ukuleledaddy
07-27-2012, 12:48 PM
Unfortunately, I was only able to make a few trips to sit with Rose in her kitchen. She was something else. Made everything from scratch, including these awesome donuts! Always had some just made when you got there. Canned her garden vegetables. She never sat still. "Pass Ray the huckleberry pie. He needs another piece." Wow, a flood of memories just got me. She's been gone quite a while and we still miss her very much. Ah, Grandmas!

Gotta love 'em. My nana wasn't a great cook but she'd feed me until I was stuffed and say "Glory be to God, he's a growing boy!". She also always got a kick out of having me call her Nana Dear Beautiful.

ukuleledaddy
07-27-2012, 12:54 PM
Bonus Track
This goes out to the residents of Homs, Syria, who seem to be 2000 light years away, but are our neighbors.
And to Mick whose birthday was yesterday


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFmzaHa-x9o

Never let it be said that you go for the obvious ukulele friendly songs. Great take PeeWee! I was wondering what songs might turn up for this season but I never saw this one coming, though I love this song. I saw The Stones perform it during their Steel Wheels tour. I think that was the point of the show where everyone went to the bathroom. For me though it was a great surprise. Thanks PeeWee!

ukuleledaveey
07-27-2012, 01:22 PM
@nongdam - lovely sweet playing of that uke and sweet vocals to, a lovely tune great job mate.loved the party rock to, your kids were great.

@fernandogardinali -great playing guys, your ukes sound so good together as do your vocals,loved it great tune.

@oldephart - loved the video, your uke sounds really sweet, and i am a big fan of your vocals, you have a really super voice John, And i must say i love your new updated lyrics :) very appropiate lyrics in this messed up modern world, great job mate, i reckon you should do a album of classic songs and lullabyes with modern lyrics.

@tootler - lovley old song mate, you are the ZZ Top of lovely old folk songs, great job, i always look forward to your entry.

@Ksiegel - lovley struming mate, your uke sounds really nice, a really nice song not heard that one before,really enjoyed it.

@Dougf - lovely original song doug, you are the Jazz miester, love the chords and sounds you make with your uke and your lovley smooth calm vocals, great playing mate.

@myrnaukulele - great to see summer in full flow now for you, a lovely old tune and your lovely sweet vocals,hope ytou enjoyed your travells in europe, give me a shout if your ever in the uk and you fancy a jam session with the ukes

@peewee - absolutely great mate, you have come on leaps and bounds mate, you were always pretty good, but your performances of late have been of such a high calibre mate, love your playing on this and your vocals sound really good mate, this song really suited you, i always look forward to your entry each week, top notch job fella.

@thesillydave - great costume as ever, you really arw the king of cool, there really is some great ukers in this comp, you arw a great player mate and love your vocals.

@eugeneukulele - great to see you mate and hope your feeling better now and see you have had a haircut. lovely song mate, great playing as ever by you and always love your vocals, so many great singers around here, loved how you walked in with your suitcase, great job mate.

@ukeydave - great version mate, better than shakies even though you are headless, really enjoyed it, well done mate.

And i love all the bonus entries to, TCK great cover of a great tune mate, look forward to your offical entry.

great job everyone and thanks sean for hosting now back to the olympics opening ceremony coverage for me

ukuleledaddy
07-27-2012, 01:26 PM
OK folks, at last here is the playlist. I'll also include it on the first page of this thread: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC820DC9316556400&feature=edit_ok

Sorry to have taken so long to get it together and if I left anyone out please let me know and I'll fix it. I'll put up a separate playlist for bonus tracks when I get a chance, this is the official entry playlist. Enjoy!

bnorm513
07-27-2012, 03:23 PM
Not pissed at all, though I feel like that was not my best entry into the seasons. Im glad you liked it though, Dave! It was, of course, the first song that came to mind when this week's theme was announced, but alas, too soon to go back to that well. I know Ive been missing the last couple of seasons, but I've got one that I'm working on now, though, and I like it, so I'll be recording tomorrow between Olympic coverage. (I've got the fever!)

PS: is there a playlist for this week yet? I can't seem to find it.

Oh man! We just finished practicing this song and came back to check the forum and BAM! someone beat us to it!

We'll still post our version sometime this weekend, not nearly as polished as this one (which is awesome!), but we put our own little spin on it and think you'll like it...

ukuleledaddy
07-27-2012, 04:11 PM
Aaaannnnnddd....... here's the bonus track playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5B70AB20BEAED050&feature=view_all

Again, if I missed anyone's video please let me know. Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed so far to this week.

ksiegel
07-27-2012, 06:19 PM
@Ksiegel - lovley struming mate, your uke sounds really nice, a really nice song not heard that one before,really enjoyed it.



Glad you liked it, Davey. That is my Cordoba TM20, with the original (19+ month-old) Aquila Nyglut strings. This is what it was like right out of the box.

As we tell people, Cordoba ukuleles can be Hit or Miss. I think I got a pretty good hit on mine.


-Kurt

TCK
07-27-2012, 07:41 PM
Well- away we go.
Again-not about my actual home, but about the one that lives in my head.
Goes straight out to Myrna, who said we oughta have a Western Swing season-
A medley of wonderful songs I learned from Bob Wills, and my dad.
Now fortified with the dogs raising a ruckus the whole time...nothing like home ;)
Great season Ukuleledaddy- thanks for hosting us.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04-qnF0wgo0&feature=youtu.be

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
07-27-2012, 08:05 PM
Wait, you did Police and Thieves ?? Nicely Done.
How did I not notice that. Forget Cramps week, we should have Lee Perry Week!

^^^ Yes!! ^^^

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
07-27-2012, 08:19 PM
Great week, y'all. Thanks ukuleledaddy! Just enjoyed both playlists; thoughts:

@nongdam: (If) Very lovely picking here. Sweet singing, too. (Party Rock) Woooooohoooooo!!!!!!! Everybody shuffle it!!! Too fun. Muchas Gracias.

@fernando and Luana: Great choice, a sweet performance. Always glad to hear from y'all.

@OldePhart: Hmm. This one reminds me to make time to help out folks less fortunate than me.

@Tootler: (Wild Rover) Great song. The shaker sounds great here---like an engine driving your roving. (Spencer the Rover) Love how these ballads tell entire stories... requiring more attention than, say, LMFAO's I'm Sexy & I Know It.

@ksiegel: (The Family Car) Hee hee. Nice choice. Fun. Nice dynamics here. (My Old Ketucky Home) Nice pickin' break! This one's politically correct when compared to Stephen Foster's minstrel original.

@dougf: (It's Where We Live) Those sweet chords work well with your sweet sentiment. Nice one. Gracias.

@myrnaukulele: Sweet choice. Very sweet performance. Woohoo!

@peewee: (Naive Melody) Great uke arrangement! Your steady, terrific picking seems to bring out your best singing. Great one! (2000 Light Years from Home) Cool psychedelic intro. You've got it going this week!

@ukuleledaveey: I sure don't love that governor. But I love y'all's version of this catchy number.

@thesillydave: (When Shadows Fall) Ah, you've got the rhythm and style to breathe life into these sweet, old songs. (On My Own) Lovely intro here. This sweet song's new to me. I'ma check out more B. W. Stevenson. Gracias.

@eugene ukulele: Such a sweet Manson song. Eeeeeeeeeee.

@ukeydave: You gather steam as you sing through this one---great energy here. Gracias.

@TCK: (Police & Thieves) Woohoo! I can't tell if I love the Clash version or the Junior Murvin version better. Love your mellow take as well. Oh yeah-eah-eah!! (Ride With Bob) Aw, this one's sweet. I think there's a still from this video next to "heartfelt" in my dictionary. Muchas gracias.

@Raygf: (My Blue Heaven) Great, relaxed performance of a great song. That uke sounds great---sweet voice.

@decaturcomp: (If These Walls Could Speak) I like that you play that banjolele gently, so we can hear you sing. Nice performance. Gracias.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
07-27-2012, 08:21 PM
Editing this accidental post to be short... uhhh ...

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
07-27-2012, 08:21 PM
This one was a good friend's favorite song back in 1991...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhoeGaL2N3c

TCK
07-27-2012, 08:58 PM
You musta missed where I said Ralf can under no circumstances do Small Axe again :). Man you killed that. Best reggae Ukin' I have ever heard
^^^ Yes!! ^^^

ukuleledaddy
07-28-2012, 04:08 AM
Well- away we go.
Again-not about my actual home, but about the one that lives in my head.
Goes straight out to Myrna, who said we oughta have a Western Swing season-
A medley of wonderful songs I learned from Bob Wills, and my dad.
Now fortified with the dogs raising a ruckus the whole time...nothing like home ;)
Great season Ukuleledaddy- thanks for hosting us.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04-qnF0wgo0&feature=youtu.be

Nothin' like home is right. BTW, are those smiley pockets I see on your shirt? Well you guys had myself and both my kids glued to the screen at 6am this morning. They recognized Sioux City Sue right away. My five year old said "those people don't have kids yet. They, must be in their thirties." Wonderful stuff Dave. I love that you get your wife involved, 3 bonus points my friend. Also, the next time I host a week there will definitely be bonus points for kissing.

ukuleledaddy
07-28-2012, 04:13 AM
This one was a good friend's favorite song back in 1991...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhoeGaL2N3c

Super sweet Ralf. Nice progression and I love the rolling, rhythmic strumming. Wonderful song, I've never heard it before. Lovely.

My five year old watched and said "you should do a song with Ralf again".

austin1
07-28-2012, 05:37 AM
Okay here's mine. I don't know if the song has already been done, if so, apologies. Tom Waits/Norah Jones, yay!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiy5ErixVGU&feature=youtu.be

ukuleledaddy
07-28-2012, 05:52 AM
Okay here's mine. I don't know if the song has already been done, if so, apologies. Tom Waits/Norah Jones, yay!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiy5ErixVGU&feature=youtu.be

Holy desk lamp Batman! You're a one woman band. Brilliant use of home accents for percussion. That could be an entire theme for one of the Seasons!

I'm so glad you joined us this week. What a great tune. I love me some Tom Waits. Very sweetly played austin1. Thanks.

barefootgypsy
07-28-2012, 06:44 AM
Okay here's mine. I don't know if the song has already been done, if so, apologies. Tom Waits/Norah Jones, yay!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiy5ErixVGU&feature=youtu.beOh - fabulous! I love the extra percussion - that's so cool.....
lovely voice too - God I'm so jealous.... :D

TCK
07-28-2012, 07:19 AM
New one to me- so nicely done Ralf. Kinda wonder if I should just forego finding the original...
This one was a good friend's favorite song back in 1991...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhoeGaL2N3c

TCK
07-28-2012, 07:20 AM
I love this song-was hoping someone would do it. You did the heck out of it- very nice
Okay here's mine. I don't know if the song has already been done, if so, apologies. Tom Waits/Norah Jones, yay!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiy5ErixVGU&feature=youtu.be

decaturcomp
07-28-2012, 07:35 AM
Another Bonus Tune that wouldn't leave me alone. Hope to record the real thing with the family tonight. The posts so far are excellent!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f-xulheC3w

TCK
07-28-2012, 08:26 AM
Another one I was hoping someone would do-such a great one, nicely played and sung. Love the "Hippies" sign, got one just like it on my garage door ;)
Another Bonus Tune that wouldn't leave me alone. Hope to record the real thing with the family tonight. The posts so far are excellent!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f-xulheC3w

OldePhart
07-28-2012, 08:35 AM
Great stuff Ralf - sweet as always.


This one was a good friend's favorite song back in 1991...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhoeGaL2N3c

OldePhart
07-28-2012, 08:39 AM
Okay...that was pretty darned awesome even before you started playing the desk lamp. When you started playing the desk lamp my jaw played along as it bounced off the space bar on my keyboard! :)


Okay here's mine. I don't know if the song has already been done, if so, apologies. Tom Waits/Norah Jones, yay!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiy5ErixVGU&feature=youtu.be

OldePhart
07-28-2012, 08:47 AM
Great medley Dave. Started good and just kept getting gooder and gooderer.


Well- away we go.
Again-not about my actual home, but about the one that lives in my head.
Goes straight out to Myrna, who said we oughta have a Western Swing season-
A medley of wonderful songs I learned from Bob Wills, and my dad.
Now fortified with the dogs raising a ruckus the whole time...nothing like home ;)
Great season Ukuleledaddy- thanks for hosting us.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04-qnF0wgo0&feature=youtu.be

ukuloonie
07-28-2012, 09:09 AM
Okay here's mine. I don't know if the song has already been done, if so, apologies. Tom Waits/Norah Jones, yay!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiy5ErixVGU&feature=youtu.be

Pretty Awesome;)

chrimess
07-28-2012, 09:10 AM
Yeeha
http://youtu.be/xJFtmywnBrU

chrimess
07-28-2012, 09:18 AM
Okay here's mine. I don't know if the song has already been done, if so, apologies. Tom Waits/Norah Jones, yay!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiy5ErixVGU&feature=youtu.be
There is a winner, Teena

29moons
07-28-2012, 09:24 AM
Jeez! Everyone is turning in all these great songs. I hope that I can compare favorably with all of you. I'm enjoying this week.

austin1
07-28-2012, 09:28 AM
hahaha, thanks everyone! since it was home week, I figured if I might as well throw a home appliance in there. :D

barefootgypsy
07-28-2012, 11:11 AM
I must be mad. Decided to have a bit of fun and join in. This is take one. Take two was better - but this is funnier in an awful sort of way.... sorry......I actually remember Eartha Kitt......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSmvO222LeI

TCW
07-28-2012, 11:16 AM
You two are the best! Love it.

Hi Everyone, not been around much as i used to be on here, a blessing, I am sure a few are saying :)
Thanks Ukuleledaddy for hosting this week, sure hope we can keep this thing rolling along.
I am going to sit down at the weekend and watch all the entries, a nice bit of escapism from all the hull-a- bull-loo to do with the Olympics.

http://youtu.be/klaXXLJ_-dk

TCK
07-28-2012, 11:31 AM
Well there you go Gypsy! Wasn't so hard after all was it? Thanks for joining in...I figured a little push was all you needed :) This made my day- my week even- Excellent!
I must be mad. Decided to have a bit of fun and join in. This is take one. Take two was better - but this is funnier in an awful sort of way.... sorry......I actually remember Eartha Kitt......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSmvO222LeI

29moons
07-28-2012, 11:36 AM
OK, here's mine for this week. I practiced this one last week as a backup. I played it in between takes of Rocky Top to slow down my rhythm. I hope you like it.
http://youtu.be/nGkRURmeNcI

myrnaukelele
07-28-2012, 11:39 AM
Bonus track! Bringing Mary Home

http://youtu.be/KI3kl-bxsvY

barefootgypsy
07-28-2012, 12:05 PM
Well there you go Gypsy! Wasn't so hard after all was it? Thanks for joining in...I figured a little push was all you needed :) This made my day- my week even- Excellent!Thanks TCK, you're too kind! I tried other songs but this was more fun - and I made my eye-make run laughing afterwards! I find it helps not to to take myself too seriously!

mattydee
07-28-2012, 12:40 PM
Here's mine. I went with the dreamy nostalgia aspect of the theme -- and since I live in one, decided to do Life In A Northern Town by Dream Academy.

I had considered, as I said earlier, Peewee's selection of Naive Melody, and had also worked on Homeward Bound, and even Take Me Home Country Roads, but ultimately was reminded of this beautiful song by my wife, and found a pretty little progression for it. So here 'tis.


http://youtu.be/i1-1Pk3eRyY

It's good to be back! In a way, the Seasons are home, too.

ukuleledaddy
07-28-2012, 01:22 PM
Another Bonus Tune that wouldn't leave me alone. Hope to record the real thing with the family tonight. The posts so far are excellent!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f-xulheC3w

Of all the songs I was hoping to hear this week, this song was at the top of the list. I must have listened to this song on every road trip I've ever on. It's wonderful to ramble and be on the road having adventures but coming home can be so sweet.

Very nicely played. Thanks so much. You made my day.

ukuleledaddy
07-28-2012, 01:27 PM
Yeeha
http://youtu.be/xJFtmywnBrU

I've always loved this song. One of JT's best. Thanks so much for joining this week Christian, creator of the Seasons. That sounded great and me thinks I detect a bit of twang in your song. Sweeeet!

ukuleledaddy
07-28-2012, 01:34 PM
I must be mad. Decided to have a bit of fun and join in. This is take one. Take two was better - but this is funnier in an awful sort of way.... sorry......I actually remember Eartha Kitt......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSmvO222LeI

This makes me smile no end! First of all, thank you so much for taking the leap and joining us this week! Secondly, you are a wonderful sport for submitting your first take vs the more polished one. This is the kind of thing I was hoping to see from TheSillydave's week. Thank you, thank you, thank you. And keep 'em coming. We hope to see you again in future seasons!

OldePhart
07-28-2012, 02:56 PM
Okay...bonus track time...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC47ggOT4o0&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC47ggOT4o0&feature=youtu.be
I ended up having to use the camera audio even after setting up the mic and pickup because apparently I bumped the stick-on pickup after the sound check so the audio from it was barely above the noise floor...arghh! :( And, of course, the Shure 58 is directional so it didn't pick up the uke, either.

The uke is a baritone but the tuning is a low G in the "standard" GCEA uke tuning instead of baritone DGBE. The strings are all solid fluorocarbon Seaguar fishing leaders, no wound strings. It was a little out of tune by the end of the song because I'd just tuned up from Bb to C and the strings were a bit stretchy.

OldePhart
07-28-2012, 03:03 PM
Pretty cool Christian - nice picking! I'm a little puzzled though...no knee bonus this week?


Yeeha
http://youtu.be/xJFtmywnBrU

GinnyT11
07-28-2012, 03:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu-Q-7HJcaY&feature=youtu.be

A huge, huge barrier was broken with this video. I'd like to thank the fabulous Mr. T for all his help.
It was our first video recording (from the laptop) and next time it might be sharper.

OldePhart
07-28-2012, 03:10 PM
Super! See how much fun it is! You've got a really nice voice for that kind of song, too!


I must be mad. Decided to have a bit of fun and join in. This is take one. Take two was better - but this is funnier in an awful sort of way.... sorry......I actually remember Eartha Kitt......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSmvO222LeI

OldePhart
07-28-2012, 03:15 PM
Very nice, man! Lot of feeling in that. Love the acoustics in that brick corner, too!


OK, here's mine for this week. I practiced this one last week as a backup. I played it in between takes of Rocky Top to slow down my rhythm. I hope you like it.
http://youtu.be/nGkRURmeNcI

OldePhart
07-28-2012, 03:20 PM
Wow...Okay, excuse me a moment, I think there's something in my eye...must be...


Bonus track! Bringing Mary Home

http://youtu.be/KI3kl-bxsvY

ukuloonie
07-28-2012, 03:25 PM
This is my entry
Been doin' other stuff for a couple of weeks thats why I was missin'
Here is my rendition of Paul Brandt's Alberta Bound:).

http://youtu.be/SLkoTWoVURc

OldePhart
07-28-2012, 03:26 PM
Wow...very nice. I think I've heard that song before but it didn't make much of an impression on me...this did. Nice work!


Here's mine. I went with the dreamy nostalgia aspect of the theme -- and since I live in one, decided to do Life In A Northern Town by Dream Academy.

I had considered, as I said earlier, Peewee's selection of Naive Melody, and had also worked on Homeward Bound, and even Take Me Home Country Roads, but ultimately was reminded of this beautiful song by my wife, and found a pretty little progression for it. So here 'tis.


http://youtu.be/i1-1Pk3eRyY

It's good to be back! In a way, the Seasons are home, too.

29moons
07-28-2012, 03:44 PM
Thanks John. This really is one my favorites of all time. Bobby Weir does such a great version so I was excited to finally get to do it. The bricks were added a nice reverb but a bathroom would probably be better.

I'm also working on my green screen so I can get some custom backgrounds like you.



Very nice, man! Lot of feeling in that. Love the acoustics in that brick corner, too!

OldePhart
07-28-2012, 04:13 PM
I'm also working on my green screen so I can get some custom backgrounds like you.

Heh, heh. I'm still looking for better green screen performance. I've got two problems right now. First, my green screen isn't flat enough and lit well enough so I have to go with wide chroma "gate" - but the bigger issue is the software I'm using. I'm using Corel Video Studio Pro (just upgraded to X5 in the hopes that the green screen performance would be better, it's not). Anyway, instead of treating the chroma key like a mask it seems to treat it as an alpha channel so often I get bleed through of the background in the non-chroma parts. You would think there would be a setting to tell it to stop doing that, but there isn't, at least not that I can find.

John

myrnaukelele
07-28-2012, 04:15 PM
This is my entry
Been doin' other stuff for a couple of weeks thats why I was missin'
Here is my rendition of Paul Brandt's Alberta Bound:).

http://youtu.be/SLkoTWoVURc
Sung from the heart! And I love the Alberta scenery.

myrnaukelele
07-28-2012, 04:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu-Q-7HJcaY&feature=youtu.be

A huge, huge barrier was broken with this video. I'd like to thank the fabulous Mr. T for all his help.
It was our first video recording (from the laptop) and next time it might be sharper.
Very nicely sung and strummed. Welcome to the Seasons!

OldePhart
07-28-2012, 04:23 PM
Great! Hoping to see many more videos from you!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu-Q-7HJcaY&feature=youtu.be

A huge, huge barrier was broken with this video. I'd like to thank the fabulous Mr. T for all his help.
It was our first video recording (from the laptop) and next time it might be sharper.

OldePhart
07-28-2012, 04:28 PM
Nice! I don't think I've heard that before but it's a pretty song. Pretty country, too, though I prefer a little change in elevation now and again... :)

John



This is my entry
Been doin' other stuff for a couple of weeks thats why I was missin'
Here is my rendition of Paul Brandt's Alberta Bound:).

http://youtu.be/SLkoTWoVURc

janeray1940
07-28-2012, 05:00 PM
Okay, so. If I sang, it would mention "home" but since I don't sing, you'll either have to take my word for it, or look up the lyrics here (http://www.surfermoon.com/lyrics/orange_crate_art.html)... in fact you *should* look up the lyrics, since they are pretty fabulous.

This is also my first real attempt at arranging. My ukulele guru assisted me with the chords a bit - darned augmented chords that I couldn't figure out! - but the rest of is all mine. As always, it's a work in progress.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1FXv6DVbpc

roxhum
07-28-2012, 05:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu-Q-7HJcaY&feature=youtu.be

A huge, huge barrier was broken with this video. I'd like to thank the fabulous Mr. T for all his help.
It was our first video recording (from the laptop) and next time it might be sharper.


WooHoo Ginny, Fabulous! I am so proud of you breaking through barriers. Great playing and strumming. You are so cute!

janeray1940
07-28-2012, 05:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu-Q-7HJcaY&feature=youtu.be

A huge, huge barrier was broken with this video. I'd like to thank the fabulous Mr. T for all his help.
It was our first video recording (from the laptop) and next time it might be sharper.

Nicely done. I love to see barriers broken down :)

UncleElvis
07-28-2012, 05:12 PM
So, even though I pronounce "Home" weird 'cuz of my accent, I had to enter this one.

Only to find that I do almost no songs with "House" or "Home" in them!

Behold! You stumped the band! *lol*

This is me and my buddy Justin after my Friday night gig at Tribe Road Kitchen.
I threw in a bonus song at the end, in the outtakes.
I've skimmed the entries and watched most of them. Holy crap. You guys are AMAZING!
So nice to see so many people entering and so many people playing so, so well!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WKSLDwZ9GE

ukuloonie
07-28-2012, 05:19 PM
Sung from the heart! And I love the Alberta scenery.
Thanks Myrnaukulele


Nice! I don't think I've heard that before but it's a pretty song. Pretty country, too, though I prefer a little change in elevation now and again... :)

John

Thanks John
When there is an opportunity for putting mountains in the song I see if I can. :)

caukulele
07-28-2012, 05:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu-Q-7HJcaY&feature=youtu.be

A huge, huge barrier was broken with this video. I'd like to thank the fabulous Mr. T for all his help.
It was our first video recording (from the laptop) and next time it might be sharper.
Great job Ginny! Lot's of fun and I love the tone of your ukulele as well! Always excellent to break barriers....trying to get my courage up too eventually! Thanks for sharing.

ukuloonie
07-28-2012, 05:54 PM
Okay, so. If I sang, it would mention "home" but since I don't sing, you'll either have to take my word for it, or look up the lyrics here (http://www.surfermoon.com/lyrics/orange_crate_art.html)... in fact you *should* look up the lyrics, since they are pretty fabulous.

This is also my first real attempt at arranging. My ukulele guru assisted me with the chords a bit - darned augmented chords that I couldn't figure out! - but the rest of is all mine. As always, it's a work in progress.


Great playing look forward to more entries from you:)

ukuloonie
07-28-2012, 05:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu-Q-7HJcaY&feature=youtu.be

A huge, huge barrier was broken with this video. I'd like to thank the fabulous Mr. T for all his help.
It was our first video recording (from the laptop) and next time it might be sharper.


Great playing and Singing

GinnyT11
07-28-2012, 05:57 PM
In following these seasons, I've watched very experienced people try out new tricks and whimsies, and good players play with charm and heart---all the while thinking I couldn't possibly expose myself playing music. (I'm not shy in other ways.)

But I've also seen people who are not totally at ease post first videos of their playing and then say in later posts how freeing and fun it was. I've had an issue bothering me lately, and because of those first-post players, I decided today to go boldly somewhere new. After recording and posting my first song, I feel I've been tumbled by a wave and found everything was fine afterward.

I appreciate your kind comments, myrna, OldPharte, janeray, Roxhum, caukulele and ukuloonie---but I want to thank those of you who bravely posted your first video in the last few weeks of Seasons. You inspired me and you may be inspiring others right now.

ukuloonie
07-28-2012, 05:59 PM
Okay...bonus track time...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC47ggOT4o0&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC47ggOT4o0&feature=youtu.be
I ended up having to use the camera audio even after setting up the mic and pickup because apparently I bumped the stick-on pickup after the sound check so the audio from it was barely above the noise floor...arghh! :( And, of course, the Shure 58 is directional so it didn't pick up the uke, either.

The uke is a baritone but the tuning is a low G in the "standard" GCEA uke tuning instead of baritone DGBE. The strings are all solid fluorocarbon Seaguar fishing leaders, no wound strings. It was a little out of tune by the end of the song because I'd just tuned up from Bb to C and the strings were a bit stretchy.

I love the the timbre of your voice
and you cant argue with your best friend
she's always right:p

decaturcomp
07-28-2012, 07:32 PM
Long way home?

Best
Video
EVER

decaturcomp
07-28-2012, 07:38 PM
Janeray1940. Great job on the Van Dyke Parks song. AmBItious, but well played. Really beautiful.

janeray1940
07-28-2012, 07:47 PM
Janeray1940. Great job on the Van Dyke Parks song. AmBItious, but well played. Really beautiful.

Thank you so much! Probably a bit too ambitious at this point but I've never been one to let that stop me :)

myrnaukelele
07-28-2012, 07:50 PM
Okay, so. If I sang, it would mention "home" but since I don't sing, you'll either have to take my word for it, or look up the lyrics here (http://www.surfermoon.com/lyrics/orange_crate_art.html)... in fact you *should* look up the lyrics, since they are pretty fabulous.

This is also my first real attempt at arranging. My ukulele guru assisted me with the chords a bit - darned augmented chords that I couldn't figure out! - but the rest of is all mine. As always, it's a work in progress.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1FXv6DVbpc
This is great janeray! Very nice arrangement.

thesillydave
07-28-2012, 08:20 PM
I must be mad. Decided to have a bit of fun and join in. This is take one. Take two was better - but this is funnier in an awful sort of way.... sorry......I actually remember Eartha Kitt......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSmvO222LeI


well, i, for one, loved it! thanks for joining in!

TCK
07-28-2012, 08:39 PM
Aw gee- hope you don't mind if this old boy was strumming and singing along. This is outrageous...great old tune for sure! Welcome to the seasons!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu-Q-7HJcaY&feature=youtu.be

A huge, huge barrier was broken with this video. I'd like to thank the fabulous Mr. T for all his help.
It was our first video recording (from the laptop) and next time it might be sharper.

ukuleledaddy
07-28-2012, 08:57 PM
Wow, a lot of activity today. I can't wait to catch up with everything tomorrow. Thanks everyone for participating. There's still just about 24 hours left until the end of the 23rd season!

peewee
07-28-2012, 09:00 PM
Okay, so. If I sang, it would mention "home" but since I don't sing, you'll either have to take my word for it, or look up the lyrics here (http://www.surfermoon.com/lyrics/orange_crate_art.html)... in fact you *should* look up the lyrics, since they are pretty fabulous.

This is also my first real attempt at arranging. My ukulele guru assisted me with the chords a bit - darned augmented chords that I couldn't figure out! - but the rest of is all mine. As always, it's a work in progress.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1FXv6DVbpc

All kinds of awesome, And it aims high. I am a specialist at biting off more than I can chew, and I commend you! You seem to be masticating effectively.
The arrangement conveys the song nicely. Excellent

TCK
07-28-2012, 09:07 PM
Another stellar bit that instantly whisks me away to a better place. Nice to see you back for another round Janeray
Okay, so. If I sang, it would mention "home" but since I don't sing, you'll either have to take my word for it, or look up the lyrics here (http://www.surfermoon.com/lyrics/orange_crate_art.html)... in fact you *should* look up the lyrics, since they are pretty fabulous.

This is also my first real attempt at arranging. My ukulele guru assisted me with the chords a bit - darned augmented chords that I couldn't figure out! - but the rest of is all mine. As always, it's a work in progress.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1FXv6DVbpc

thesillydave
07-28-2012, 09:34 PM
a bonus coming home song..... and, finally found a use for my son's 3rd grade robot costume! alas, only the helmet would fit!


http://youtu.be/f-OSVv9cCCY

enjoy the silliness!

barefootgypsy
07-28-2012, 09:37 PM
This makes me smile no end! First of all, thank you so much for taking the leap and joining us this week! Secondly, you are a wonderful sport for submitting your first take vs the more polished one. This is the kind of thing I was hoping to see from TheSillydave's week. Thank you, thank you, thank you. And keep 'em coming. We hope to see you again in future seasons!Thank you ukuleledaddy! The song popped into my head, I always loved it, and then I just had to put some bling on and go for it - it was barely rehearsed, I had a mad moment. Now that I've shown my face, yeah, who knows! Thanks for the fun, anyway, I love this Forum and all the contributions! Yay! :D

TCK
07-28-2012, 09:42 PM
My goodness man! This was the first song that went through my head this week...I learned it, included the Stylaphone, and totally crapped out on the costume. You are killing it here Dave....KILLING IT! This is about the best thing ever- really.
a bonus coming home song.....finally found a use for my son's 3rd grade robot costume! alas, only the helmet would fit!


http://youtu.be/f-OSVv9cCCY

enjoy the silliness!

barefootgypsy
07-28-2012, 09:43 PM
Super! See how much fun it is! You've got a really nice voice for that kind of song, too!Thank you for that Oldepharte! It was a laugh - and a big leap for me......I love to sing but I'm all too aware of the imperfections. I know I shouldn't care too much.... hiding in some sort of ensemble is easier! (BTW I love your posts - always interesting and informative!) :)

barefootgypsy
07-28-2012, 09:48 PM
well, i, for one, loved it! thanks for joining in!Thank you so much the sillydave! It was a giggle, and a barrier broken. I needed to start very silly if I was going to show my face! The "seasons" are just great!

barefootgypsy
07-28-2012, 09:52 PM
a bonus coming home song..... and, finally found a use for my son's 3rd grade robot costume! alas, only the helmet would fit!


http://youtu.be/f-OSVv9cCCY

enjoy the silliness!Stupendous! God this also takes me back........ absolutely wonderful! :D

TCK
07-28-2012, 09:55 PM
Seriously...Rocket man AND Madness in the same video? Way to hit it out of the house UcleElvis. So well done
So, even though I pronounce "Home" weird 'cuz of my accent, I had to enter this one.

Only to find that I do almost no songs with "House" or "Home" in them!

Behold! You stumped the band! *lol*

This is me and my buddy Justin after my Friday night gig at Tribe Road Kitchen.
I threw in a bonus song at the end, in the outtakes.
I've skimmed the entries and watched most of them. Holy crap. You guys are AMAZING!
So nice to see so many people entering and so many people playing so, so well!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WKSLDwZ9GE

barefootgypsy
07-28-2012, 09:58 PM
Okay, so. If I sang, it would mention "home" but since I don't sing, you'll either have to take my word for it, or look up the lyrics here (http://www.surfermoon.com/lyrics/orange_crate_art.html)... in fact you *should* look up the lyrics, since they are pretty fabulous.

This is also my first real attempt at arranging. My ukulele guru assisted me with the chords a bit - darned augmented chords that I couldn't figure out! - but the rest of is all mine. As always, it's a work in progress.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1FXv6DVbpcThat was great! Loved your arrangement...:D

barefootgypsy
07-28-2012, 10:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu-Q-7HJcaY&feature=youtu.be

A huge, huge barrier was broken with this video. I'd like to thank the fabulous Mr. T for all his help.
It was our first video recording (from the laptop) and next time it might be sharper.Woohoo, great! Loved it! From another who took a deep breath and showed her face and voice for the first time.......!!!! :D We must do more........ yes? :D

UkeyDave
07-28-2012, 10:25 PM
I must be mad. Decided to have a bit of fun and join in. This is take one. Take two was better - but this is funnier in an awful sort of way.... sorry......I actually remember Eartha Kitt......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSmvO222LeI

You can't beat a bit of Eartha. What a good sport you are. I loved it. P.S. Is "shit" a technical term for "oh golly gosh". lol.

TCW
07-28-2012, 10:32 PM
This is great! Love the costume.

a bonus coming home song..... and, finally found a use for my son's 3rd grade robot costume! alas, only the helmet would fit!


http://youtu.be/f-OSVv9cCCY

enjoy the silliness!

Hippie Dribble
07-28-2012, 10:43 PM
I must be mad. Decided to have a bit of fun and join in. This is take one. Take two was better - but this is funnier in an awful sort of way.... sorry......I actually remember Eartha Kitt......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSmvO222LeI

LOL!!!! You are a gem Lesley, an utter gem. This is surely what it's about. Just wonderful and I can't stop smiling...he he WELCOME to this crazy seasonal rollercoaster mate. :)

Hippie Dribble
07-28-2012, 10:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu-Q-7HJcaY&feature=youtu.be

A huge, huge barrier was broken with this video. I'd like to thank the fabulous Mr. T for all his help.
It was our first video recording (from the laptop) and next time it might be sharper.
Craig and me and baby makes three. So good Ginny. Rapt that you cleared the barrier. Our bonus. Such a treat to have you on board. Don't stop there...oh, Red is sounding and looking a treat too :)

chrimess
07-29-2012, 12:16 AM
Pretty cool Christian - nice picking! I'm a little puzzled though...no knee bonus this week?

Thanks for the Kudos, John, the knee is still on the DL after some rock climbing scrapes...
Looks like you have an opening for a uke and sound tech at your house- can I apply?

ukuleledaveey
07-29-2012, 12:57 AM
You two are the best! Love it.

Many many thanks for the kind words Melissa and great to see you on here, loved your song medley to it was fab, and thanks for hosting next week, kindest regards from me.

Well done everyone fro all your amazing entries, i have watched every clip and sorry if i havent posted a few words as more appeared since i left my kudos, but a massive round of applause to all the noobs who have taken the plunge, i hope you stick around, remember the olympic spirit it is not the winning, but the taking part that matters and it really applies to this great contest, i have meet some amazing people via the web on here, not just ace ukesters but genuine wonderful,warm,encouraging,helpful lovely people, so well done if i havent mentioned your song by name ,honestly they are all fab and groovy, hope to see you all over in week 24 when the sun sets on this week and once again thanks so much ukedaddy/sean for hosting, thanks mate :)

barefootgypsy
07-29-2012, 01:46 AM
You can't beat a bit of Eartha. What a good sport you are. I loved it. P.S. Is "shit" a technical term for "oh golly gosh". lol.Ha-ha, thank you! I loved Eartha....the leopardskin cat-suit was a move too far though. In answer to your question - yes. And the final expletive means "What a pile of oh golly gosh......"

barefootgypsy
07-29-2012, 01:47 AM
LOL!!!! You are a gem Lesley, an utter gem. This is surely what it's about. Just wonderful and I can't stop smiling...he he WELCOME to this crazy seasonal rollercoaster mate. :) Thanks Jon! What a giggle... hubby was watching the Olympics when I did this.... still haven't owned up to it.....:o