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GinnyT11
08-01-2012, 11:46 AM
Ladeeeees and gennelmen! Welcome to the 26th Season of the Ukulele!
Representing ONE HALF of ONE YEAR of continuous weekly song sharing for your EDIFICATION and DELIGHT!

And now, step right up, all you ukers! Set aside your dull workaday worries and enter into...

DREAMS Week
Ends Sunday, Aug. 19 at 11:59pm Hawaii time

Parameters
Songs must have DREAM (noun, adjective, or any tense of the verb) in the title or the lyrics, or be clearly about a dream, including daydreams and nightmares (ou rêves, pour nos membres français).
Video must be new and single track (no remixing with Nat King Cole).
Video must mention "26th Season of the Ukulele."
Ukulele must be central, though additional instruments are fine.
Bonus tracks are welcome.

Request: I follow Tootler in asking that your videos have a hint of their song name in their YouTube ID, or mention it in the video.


Judging
I will repeat Myrna's plan of drawing three entrants' names from a hat so—yay!—ANYONE CAN WIN!
(Reminds me of the New Yorker cartoon of a hot dog at his mailbox,
pulling out an envelope that says on it, "You may already be a wiener!")


Prizes
The ukers whose names are drawn will receive a card with "musician" written in Chinese calligraphy, brushed by the multi-talented Mr. T just for this contest. It will be about the size of a postcard and ideal for attaching to your refrigerator, keeping in your uke case, or copying as a tattoo.
(I'm sure it would be valued at $89.99 by the Franklin Mint & Chinese Scriptorium! )

SPECIAL AWARD: Any UU member who posts a first-ever video for this contest gets to wear an invisible crown of shining fireflies for a week. I can email that.


So, beautiful dreamers, starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee...whatcha got?

Ginny


PLAYLISTS:

Entry songs (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0A6510A8F0F057CD&feature=view_all)

Bonus songs (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL97B863783371C329&feature=view_all)



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TCK
08-01-2012, 01:28 PM
Way to step right up GT- awesome!!!!

Tootler
08-05-2012, 11:03 AM
25th season under way now. Looking forward to yours, Ginny.

GinnyT11
08-11-2012, 11:24 AM
We have lift-off: the 26th Season has begun!

OldePhart
08-11-2012, 03:00 PM
Nice idea Ginny. Hmmmm...time to put the thinkin' cap on. :)

uke4ia
08-11-2012, 03:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TWjF7bmb2A

Hmm, I have a song I wrote that's based on a dream I had once. But the lyrics are just surreal, they aren't "clearly" about a dream. Think I better go search my YouTube library. In the meantime, here's a video from last month of another song I wrote.

uke4ia
08-11-2012, 03:08 PM
Robyn Hitchcock's "I Often Dream of Trains" would work for this week and as a late entry for the 25th Season.

weerpool
08-11-2012, 03:53 PM
lovin' this video! and that Martin Tiple!! ooo weeeeee

myrnaukelele
08-11-2012, 04:13 PM
If anybody's stuck for a song I found this link-
http://www.who-sang-that-song.com/dream-title-songs.html
Here's one for you wee_ginga_Yin:)
We Have A Dream - 1982 - Scotland World Cup Squad

chrimess
08-11-2012, 04:40 PM
1982 world cup ended my childhoo at age 7 and turned me into a cynic.
How about some billy ocean instead?


If anybody's stuck for a song I found this link-
http://www.who-sang-that-song.com/dream-title-songs.html
Here's one for you wee_ginga_Yin:)
We Have A Dream - 1982 - Scotland World Cup Squad

uke4ia
08-11-2012, 04:43 PM
lovin' this video! and that Martin Tiple!! ooo weeeeee

Thanks. It's a Yasuma tiple (a Martin copy).

thesillydave
08-11-2012, 07:10 PM
my only entry this week...we are off to LegoLand! a mini vacation before school starts!
our restaurant's closed...bags are packed....heading to florida, to do some beach time...and regroup before school starts next monday!
have a great season everyone!!


http://youtu.be/9vNeVh_Lhmc

wee_ginga_yin
08-11-2012, 11:22 PM
Dreams a great theme. I will let you be in my dream if you let me be in yours.
I am all dreamed out. I have done so many dream songs that it might be difficult
to come up with something new.

Here are some from the past... you can think of them as a bonus or inspiration to do better.

Dream a little dream of me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMBXY5liQrg)
Old men dream dreams (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy1UHO-a9vM) (original)
Innocent when you dream (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1Kg-B3DX5Q)
What a day for a daydream (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi_VmWmRgo4)

Tootler
08-12-2012, 02:13 AM
Excellent theme, Ginny.

I can think of quite a few songs with dream in the title but I'm going to see if I can find trad folk song first.

GinnyT11
08-12-2012, 03:09 AM
Hmm, I have a song I wrote that's based on a dream I had once. But the lyrics are just surreal, they aren't "clearly" about a dream. Think I better go search my YouTube library. In the meantime, here's a video from last month of another song I wrote.

Uke4ia, that certainly qualifies as it has "dream" it the title and in the lyrics. If you'd like to enter it officially, we'd need a new video of it with you saying "26th season."

I really like your tiple playing.

GinnyT11
08-12-2012, 03:27 AM
my only entry this week...we are off to LegoLand! a mini vacation before school starts!
our restaurant's closed...bags are packed....heading to florida, to do some beach time...and regroup before school starts next monday!
have a great season everyone!!


http://youtu.be/9vNeVh_Lhmc

You captured the melancholy spirit of this tune very well. The concept of it reminds me of Try to Remember.
Have a good vacation---thanks for getting in an entry before you left.

wee_ginga_yin
08-12-2012, 05:15 AM
Dream dream dream an old Everly Bros song.

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

GinnyT11
08-12-2012, 08:02 AM
Dream dream dream an old Everly Bros song.

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

Nice variant of the early-rock song, Rob. Your version is full of yearning, as if the dreamee is someone long in the past and irretrievable. Thanks!

Tootler
08-12-2012, 11:45 AM
Dream dream dream an old Everly Bros song.

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

I initially read that as "Neverly Bother Dreaming". Seriously, an excellent version of an early Everly Brothers song.

Tootler
08-12-2012, 11:49 AM
Well I have a few possibilities. Ghosts are much more common in traditional song than dreams but I have three good ones. I just need to work on them.

In the meantime, I posted this as a bonus for the 24th season, but it will also serve as a bonus for this one as well as it fits the theme perfectly.


http://youtu.be/JDiseFScwNY

OldePhart
08-12-2012, 12:44 PM
@sillydave - great one - I'm not sure Tom Waits is how I'd want to start a vacation...or maybe it just shows how much you need the vacation? :) In any case, have a nice trip!

@rob - nice version of a great old song

@geoff - great bonus - I have the feeling we're going to see quite a few songs out of that era - as best I remember dreams seemed to be pretty popular in song back then

OldePhart
08-12-2012, 12:45 PM
BTW - Ginny, are nightmares fair game? I.e. a song about a nightmare or with nightmare in title or lyrics?

I don't have a specific song in mind, just wondering if I can cross that bridge... :)

John

ukuleledaveey
08-12-2012, 01:05 PM
hi all and here is my entry for this week


http://youtu.be/vSKJb76JTT4

GinnyT11
08-12-2012, 01:25 PM
BTW - Ginny, are nightmares fair game? I.e. a song about a nightmare or with nightmare in title or lyrics?

I don't have a specific song in mind, just wondering if I can cross that bridge... :)

John


Yes, round up and bring in all your nightmares, as well as daydreams. I guess hallucinations, fever dreams, and drunken/druggie dreams too ("I dreamed I was in a Hollywood movie...").

In Fiddler on the Roof, the song Tevye's Dream is about a nightmare. So is a western song I love that uses mostly G and Em. If you PM me, I'll give you another hint.

GinnyT11
08-12-2012, 01:32 PM
hi all and here is my entry for this week


http://youtu.be/vSKJb76JTT4

Why, right there is the best daydream of all! Thanks for bringing back some days of my youth. The whistling interlude is nice; it adds to the instrumental break. Ta!

GinnyT11
08-12-2012, 01:47 PM
Well I have a few possibilities. Ghosts are much more common in traditional song than dreams but I have three good ones. I just need to work on them.

In the meantime, I posted this as a bonus for the 24th season, but it will also serve as a bonus for this one as well as it fits the theme perfectly.


http://youtu.be/JDiseFScwNY


Geoff, this song was running through my head every time I thought about my week's theme. It sounds nice with that uke tuned to aDF#B. I look forward to your ghosties songs.

GaryC1968
08-12-2012, 03:05 PM
I don't think this is what Metallica had in mind when they wrote this, but everyone has their own interpretation of songs. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSSL5BAJqW8

GinnyT11
08-12-2012, 03:16 PM
I don't think this is what Metallica had in mind when they wrote this, but everyone has their own interpretation of songs. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSSL5BAJqW8


Egad, Gary, what a thing to sing to anyone at bedtime!
When I was about 10, I was spending the night with a friend who told me her sister always had to have the side of the bed by the wall because the sister was afraid a wolf would burst through the window while she was sleeping. This had never occurred to me, but I started thinking about it after that.

Have you posted videos before? I've not seen you name before this, but I'm just a little hamster and I can't get everywhere.

OldePhart
08-12-2012, 03:22 PM
In Fiddler on the Roof, the song Tevye's Dream is about a nightmare. So is a western song I love that uses mostly G and Em. If you PM me, I'll give you another hint.

If it's the one I'm thinking of I do it in C and Am... :)

Maybe I'll do that one - thanks for the idea!

:)

GaryC1968
08-12-2012, 04:50 PM
Egad, Gary, what a thing to sing to anyone at bedtime!
When I was about 10, I was spending the night with a friend who told me her sister always had to have the side of the bed by the wall because the sister was afraid a wolf would burst through the window while she was sleeping. This had never occurred to me, but I started thinking about it after that.

Have you posted videos before? I've not seen you name before this, but I'm just a little hamster and I can't get everywhere.

After reading your post, I sat down with Bogey and explained that this is just a song and Metallica is a BAD, BAD band. It seems to have worked, because he is sound asleep. :)

I've posted before, but I've only participated in Ukulele Weeks 22, 24 and now 26.

Dan Uke
08-12-2012, 07:18 PM
Here's my entry...Eddie Vedder sings several songs with Dream in the lyrics


http://youtu.be/cC0XXY_y8JA

chrimess
08-12-2012, 08:39 PM
Excellent,never to early to introduce metallica to your kin!


After reading your post, I sat down with Bogey and explained that this is just a song and Metallica is a BAD, BAD band. It seems to have worked, because he is sound asleep. :)

I've posted before, but I've only participated in Ukulele Weeks 22, 24 and now 26.

Tootler
08-12-2012, 10:31 PM
Geoff, this song was running through my head every time I thought about my week's theme. It sounds nice with that uke tuned to aDF#B. I look forward to your ghosties songs.

Thanks. That was actually my concert uke and is in standard GCEA. It has a very bright tone so it's understandable that you might think it's tuned higher.

wee_ginga_yin
08-13-2012, 12:17 AM
If anybody's stuck for a song I found this link-
http://www.who-sang-that-song.com/dream-title-songs.html
Here's one for you wee_ginga_Yin:)
We Have A Dream - 1982 - Scotland World Cup Squad

Ahh!!! that was when the Tartan army became Jock Stein's barmy army.

(Spoken) I awoke in the night with a fever and the sky was the darkest blue and a still voice was calling to me
"your country is needing you" Aye just like that
And away in the distance i can just make out this ball, coming in from the left,and i'm starting to run,
To run like hell and the voices are getting louder and louder and louder, crying, "Hey big yin, gaun yersel'"

The single had Gregory's Girl actor John Gordon SInclair as the main singer.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNLyZ17imyM

The only memory Scots have of any success in football is of beating England
after they won the world cup in 1966. There was a famous display of keepie-uppie where
Scottish midfielder Jim Baxter juggled the ball for some time in front of the English defence,
taunting them by keeping possession. This allowed Scotland to keep possession and use up
the remaining few minutes, leading to a 3-2 victory for Scotland over the world champions (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtC1pByt-os).
That's a defining moment for almost every football fan in Scotland irrespective of where
their club allegiance lies,

wee_ginga_yin
08-13-2012, 12:22 AM
hi all and here is my entry for this week


http://youtu.be/vSKJb76JTT4

Nicely done Dave. I was half expecting you to break out laughing when you were whistling.
There is just something about placing your lips in a whistling shape that leads to one of two things
either a kiss or a laugh.

TCK
08-13-2012, 04:01 AM
Totally forgot about this song! Perfect...and it looks like it has stopped raining :) Excellent video Davey
hi all and here is my entry for this week


http://youtu.be/vSKJb76JTT4

uke4ia
08-13-2012, 09:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=birUALUD6E4

This is a David Bowie song. I haven't played this one for a few years. My friend Davina taught it to me when she was looking to have me join the New England Ukulele Orchestra, which instead broke up. I like to think that they chose to break up rather than let me in. :rolleyes: The link below is them playing the song back in 2008 with Davina singing. That's Craig Robertson on the right.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oijZhA8NK48


I've got time off from work this week (to enjoy the quiet while my daughter's at running camp). So I'll probably do a couple of bonus tracks.

strumsilly
08-13-2012, 09:09 AM
It was hard for me to say "gee whiz" with a straight face, man,those were simpler times. I am not in pain, even though I look like it.

http://youtu.be/5nCO-oqyWUM

Tootler
08-13-2012, 10:20 AM
...and it looks like it has stopped raining :)

The rain mostly held off while the Olympics were on but now they're finished the weather folk are predicting rain, rain and more rain for the next week.

British weather for you. The only thing about it you can guarantee is that you can't guarantee anything about it :wallbash:

Tootler
08-13-2012, 10:31 AM
hi all and here is my entry for this week


http://youtu.be/vSKJb76JTT4

Excellent entry Davy. I would have enjoyed the video even more if You Tube hadn't screwed up completely and ground to a halt completely near the end - after I'd already had to restart it three times. :wallbash:

I've been having a lot of problems with You Tube recently with videos stuttering and stopping - even though I have plenty of bandwidth.

Tootler
08-13-2012, 10:32 AM
Here's my entry...Eddie Vedder sings several songs with Dream in the lyrics


http://youtu.be/cC0XXY_y8JA

Excellent performance as I have come to expect from you.

Dan Uke
08-13-2012, 10:57 AM
Excellent performance as I have come to expect from you.

Thanks Geoff. You are always a voice of encouragement.

Whenever I'm done, I always thinking here's another mediocre performance that I'm putting out there. However, it's too much fun to quit!! Every week is a blast and my bonus song is also a guilty pleasure song for me.

GinnyT11
08-13-2012, 11:07 AM
Here's my entry...Eddie Vedder sings several songs with Dream in the lyrics


http://youtu.be/cC0XXY_y8JA

Hi nongdam...no kids to help you this time? Maybe the song was too sad and the kids make you happy.
Nice strumming, you've got a good "boneless finger" that I strive for. Thanks for this entry, as well as your regular contributions.

Tootler
08-13-2012, 11:08 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=birUALUD6E4

This is a David Bowie song. I haven't played this one for a few years. My friend Davina taught it to me when she was looking to have me join the New England Ukulele Orchestra, which instead broke up. I like to think that they chose to break up rather than let me in. :rolleyes: The link below is them playing the song back in 2008 with Davina singing. That's Craig Robertson on the right.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oijZhA8NK48


I've got time off from work this week (to enjoy the quiet while my daughter's at running camp). So I'll probably do a couple of bonus tracks.

Good choice of song well played.

Tootler
08-13-2012, 11:09 AM
It was hard for me to say "gee whiz" with a straight face, man,those were simpler times. I am not in pain, even though I look like it.

http://youtu.be/5nCO-oqyWUM

Excellent song. I agree about the simpler times. The songs back then were more innocent as well.

Tootler
08-13-2012, 11:13 AM
Bonus track. This song really involves a ghost rather than a dream but the conversation featured in the song has a dreamlike quality. However as it's not really a dream it'll have to be a bonus track.

It's an Traditional English song and deals with a folk belief that an excess of grief prevents the soul of the departed from resting.


http://youtu.be/5gl3IoCWiuQ

GinnyT11
08-13-2012, 11:16 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=birUALUD6E4

This is a David Bowie song. I haven't played this one for a few years. My friend Davina taught it to me when she was looking to have me join the New England Ukulele Orchestra, which instead broke up. I like to think that they chose to break up rather than let me in. :rolleyes: The link below is them playing the song back in 2008 with Davina singing. That's Craig Robertson on the right.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oijZhA8NK48


I've got time off from work this week (to enjoy the quiet while my daughter's at running camp). So I'll probably do a couple of bonus tracks.


I like your committed performance here, Uke4ia, and I especially liked your picking at the end. (I too love to play when I have the house to myself.) Sorry you don't have the New England Uke Orchestra to play for, but I'm glad you're part of this cool UU community.

GinnyT11
08-13-2012, 11:29 AM
It was hard for me to say "gee whiz" with a straight face, man,those were simpler times. I am not in pain, even though I look like it.

http://youtu.be/5nCO-oqyWUM

Golly gee willikers, Strumsilly---you have broken through the space-time continuum! You're living in black and white and wearing a suit (!) for your performance. Maybe you bought the uke with your paper-route money!
I'm an oldies fan, so I appreciate the tune. I like how you made the phrasing your own, not exactly the same as the Everly Brothers.

GinnyT11
08-13-2012, 11:37 AM
Bonus track. This song really involves a ghost rather than a dream but the conversation featured in the song has a dreamlike quality. However as it's not really a dream it'll have to be a bonus track.

It's an Traditional English song and deals with a folk belief that an excess of grief prevents the soul of the departed from resting.


http://youtu.be/5gl3IoCWiuQ

Geoff, what a good thought in this song, that the gone-before want the stay-behinds to go on living. I wonder if anyone sang this for Queen Victoria (ha! no one brave enough).
Thanks for sharing the tender style of traditional English ballads. The style suits you very well.

wee_ginga_yin
08-13-2012, 11:39 AM
Golly gee willikers, Strumsilly---you have broken through the space-time continuum! You're living in black and white and wearing a suit (!) for your performance. Maybe you bought the uke with your paper-route money!
I'm an oldies fan, so I appreciate the tune. I like how you made phrasing was your own, not exactly the same as the Everly Brothers.

Nicely done... I thought he was looking like Harrison Ford in the Raiders of the lost ark :-)

myrnaukelele
08-13-2012, 12:37 PM
My entry for the 26th Season of the Ukulele.

http://youtu.be/syT94FjBJtY

v30
08-13-2012, 12:43 PM
My entry for the 26th Season of the Ukulele.


Lovely....Very sweet playing and singing. Nice job!

strumsilly
08-13-2012, 01:26 PM
Lovely....Very sweet playing and singing. Nice job!
I second that. you and that bari sound great!

GaryC1968
08-13-2012, 01:44 PM
My entry for the 26th Season of the Ukulele.

Sweet sound and beautiful surroundings!

GinnyT11
08-13-2012, 02:02 PM
My entry for the 26th Season of the Ukulele.

http://youtu.be/syT94FjBJtY

Yes, ma'am, I concur with the "lovely" comments! Deep purple dreams surrounded by gigantic Alaskan delphiniums. Your baritone playing really supports the lyrics, which are so evocative. Thanks, Myrna, for the song and for choosing the nice setting.

Are dreams mostly about yearning either for good things we don't have or good things we don't have anymore?

myrnaukelele
08-13-2012, 02:41 PM
Lovely....Very sweet playing and singing. Nice job!


I second that. you and that bari sound great!


Sweet sound and beautiful surroundings!


Yes, ma'am, I concur with the "lovely" comments! Deep purple dreams surrounded by gigantic Alaskan delphiniums. Your baritone playing really supports the lyrics, which are so evocative. Thanks, Myrna, for the song and for choosing the nice setting.

Are dreams mostly about yearning either for good things we don't have or good things we don't have anymore?
Thank you all for your kind comments.
That is my 1950s Favilla baritone- strung with Southcoast strings. It has an especially sweet tone and I love to play the old standards on it. It's normally tuned GCEA but I had to tune it up to ADF#B because the lowest note in this song is at the very bottom of my vocal range.
And we've been having a lovely summer here - my delphiniums have just gone wild.

ukuleledaddy
08-13-2012, 04:23 PM
My entry for the 26th Season of the Ukulele.

http://youtu.be/syT94FjBJtY

Yes! I love this song. Well done Myrna. Such a lovely, relaxed vibe. Where's my hammock and margarita?

Garydavkra
08-13-2012, 04:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTNCnM1CmpQ

This is my first submission and the first video that I have ever done. I didn't realize that I frown so much when I'm so focused. I'll have to work on that.:) I hope I've attached the video correctly.

weerpool
08-13-2012, 06:56 PM
Go Beatles!!! good job Gary d.

weerpool
08-13-2012, 06:57 PM
my entry for this lovely week. i thought i'd up the energy level a tad bit. enjoy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjcP2qAodw8

Dan Uke
08-13-2012, 07:02 PM
That was beasty!!

ukuloonie
08-13-2012, 08:29 PM
my entry for this lovely week. i thought i'd up the energy level a tad bit. enjoy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjcP2qAodw8
That was pretty Darn Good

watchyourtoes
08-13-2012, 09:03 PM
Great uke cover! I don't think ukuleles get the credit they deserve as great booty-shake inducers.

Hippie Dribble
08-13-2012, 09:14 PM
thanks Ginny for a lovely theme


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_HDYFm4BGA

Zee
08-13-2012, 11:30 PM
I don't usually get in front of a camera willingly - with or without a ukulele - but I *really* want an invisible crown of shining fireflies :D

So here's my go at a not-so-lovely song for a super-lovely theme (I prefer sticking to the original lyrics, so here's due warning that there is some profanity in this cover).


http://youtu.be/IZ9WHOGXE00

Loving all the entries so far!!

ukuleledaveey
08-13-2012, 11:34 PM
Why, right there is the best daydream of all! Thanks for bringing back some days of my youth. The whistling interlude is nice; it adds to the instrumental break. Ta!


Nicely done Dave. I was half expecting you to break out laughing when you were whistling.
There is just something about placing your lips in a whistling shape that leads to one of two things
either a kiss or a laugh.


Totally forgot about this song! Perfect...and it looks like it has stopped raining :) Excellent video Davey


Excellent entry Davy. I would have enjoyed the video even more if You Tube hadn't screwed up completely and ground to a halt completely near the end - after I'd already had to restart it three times. :wallbash:

I've been having a lot of problems with You Tube recently with videos stuttering and stopping - even though I have plenty of bandwidth.

:cheers: thanks so much everyone for your lovely feedback, greatly appreciated as ever. I struggled somewhat with the singing and the whistling :) i am used to singing this at our uke club, didnt realise i would struggle singing it on my own lol, but wanted to get a entry in, especially on the 26th week.
Once again many thanks for your kind words.

ukuleledaveey
08-13-2012, 11:40 PM
thanks Ginny for a lovely theme


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_HDYFm4BGA
Great as ever Jon, loved your strumming style on this tune and sung beautifully as always. Really nice little tune, havea great week mate, all the best to you all :)

ukuleledaveey
08-13-2012, 11:42 PM
My entry for the 26th Season of the Ukulele.

http://youtu.be/syT94FjBJtY

All i am going to say, to sum up the whole thing BEAUTIFUL

ukuleledaveey
08-13-2012, 11:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTNCnM1CmpQ

This is my first submission and the first video that I have ever done. I didn't realize that I frown so much when I'm so focused. I'll have to work on that.:) I hope I've attached the video correctly.
Welcome aboard the seasons Gary, great entry mate well played and well sung,lovely strumming, I to frown to much when i play due to concentrating :) plus i dont smile naturally anyway my smile is a frown lol, great job mate and hope to see you in future weeks

ukuleledaveey
08-13-2012, 11:48 PM
I don't usually get in front of a camera willingly - with or without a ukulele - but I *really* want an invisible crown of shining fireflies :D

So here's my go at a not-so-lovely song for a super-lovely theme (I prefer sticking to the original lyrics, so here's due warning that there is some profanity in this cover).


http://youtu.be/IZ9WHOGXE00

Loving all the entries so far!!

Welcome aboard Zee, hope you enter in future weeks, they are a great bunch of reprobates here :) great song and loved your video, well played and nicely sung, great job.

ukuleledaveey
08-13-2012, 11:51 PM
my entry for this lovely week. i thought i'd up the energy level a tad bit. enjoy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjcP2qAodw8
WOW :shaka: loved it mate, really really good, loved your uke playing and wow you have a great singing voice, everything was just so great on this tune mate, you have made it yours, well done mate :)

ukuleledaveey
08-13-2012, 11:54 PM
my only entry this week...we are off to LegoLand! a mini vacation before school starts!
our restaurant's closed...bags are packed....heading to florida, to do some beach time...and regroup before school starts next monday!
have a great season everyone!!


http://youtu.be/9vNeVh_Lhmc

Wow Dave this is stunning, great job mate, really really good, some amazing entries already this week, hope you have a great holiday

ukuleledaveey
08-13-2012, 11:58 PM
Dream dream dream an old Everly Bros song.

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

Wow this is amazing Wee_ginga i love it, a great and unique version, you have made that your own, i love how you make songs your own, i really enjoyed listening to this mate great job.

ukuleledaveey
08-14-2012, 12:02 AM
I don't think this is what Metallica had in mind when they wrote this, but everyone has their own interpretation of songs. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSSL5BAJqW8

:shaka: great job Gary, love your version, a sweet tune with nice dark lyrics :) really really good mate, some fab entries this week some lovely original takes on tunes well done mate

ukuleledaveey
08-14-2012, 12:05 AM
Here's my entry...Eddie Vedder sings several songs with Dream in the lyrics


http://youtu.be/cC0XXY_y8JA
great job mate nice lovely strumming and sweet vocals well done :)

ukuleledaveey
08-14-2012, 12:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=birUALUD6E4

This is a David Bowie song. I haven't played this one for a few years. My friend Davina taught it to me when she was looking to have me join the New England Ukulele Orchestra, which instead broke up. I like to think that they chose to break up rather than let me in. :rolleyes: The link below is them playing the song back in 2008 with Davina singing. That's Craig Robertson on the right.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oijZhA8NK48


I've got time off from work this week (to enjoy the quiet while my daughter's at running camp). So I'll probably do a couple of bonus tracks.

wow awesome mate fab playing and singing, loved the picking part as well some lovely twiddley bits, some really really amazing entries this week to mark 6 months well done mate :)

ukuleledaveey
08-14-2012, 12:38 AM
It was hard for me to say "gee whiz" with a straight face, man,those were simpler times. I am not in pain, even though I look like it.

http://youtu.be/5nCO-oqyWUM

great job strumsilly, a lovely version of a classic song, sounded sweet mate, lovely uke playing and sweet vocals well done

ukuleledaveey
08-14-2012, 12:48 AM
Bonus track. This song really involves a ghost rather than a dream but the conversation featured in the song has a dreamlike quality. However as it's not really a dream it'll have to be a bonus track.

It's an Traditional English song and deals with a folk belief that an excess of grief prevents the soul of the departed from resting.


http://youtu.be/5gl3IoCWiuQ

Nice bonus songs Geoff, look forward to your offical entry for this week, love this old folk song, it is really nice great lyrics to, well done mate

wee_ginga_yin
08-14-2012, 01:48 AM
I don't usually get in front of a camera willingly - with or without a ukulele - but I *really* want an invisible crown of shining fireflies :D

So here's my go at a not-so-lovely song for a super-lovely theme (I prefer sticking to the original lyrics, so here's due warning that there is some profanity in this cover).

Loving all the entries so far!!

I recorded a song with my grand-daughter and she insisted that we have a
halo of red hearts floating above our heads. She showed me how to do it
in photobooth.

The song we did was A long way to Tipperary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1fyZLiXzrA)

GinnyT11
08-14-2012, 02:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTNCnM1CmpQ

This is my first submission and the first video that I have ever done. I didn't realize that I frown so much when I'm so focused. I'll have to work on that.:) I hope I've attached the video correctly.


Gary, congratulations on jumping in! Your first video posting is the hardest, but I've discovered there is no down side to doing so. You can learn from watching your performance and others on UU get to know you. AND you'll be receiving the invisible crown of shining fireflies to wear as your special award!

You strummed and sang this very well, so please post more videos for us. Are you finding many uke players in Wyoming?

GinnyT11
08-14-2012, 02:41 AM
my entry for this lovely week. i thought i'd up the energy level a tad bit. enjoy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjcP2qAodw8

I lit my lighter and was holding it high, waving it around, listening to this. You've got a rock 'n roll soul and you did a great job with that song! It's nice to have the percussion keyboard, but I also liked the pecussions sounds you made with your uke. Which is beautiful, by the way.
So, how do I not talk in my sleep and let my secrets out?

GinnyT11
08-14-2012, 02:48 AM
thanks Ginny for a lovely theme


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_HDYFm4BGA



G'day, Jon, and thanks for introducing us to this sweet and charming song. I think someone being a one-woman man is a feature, not a bug.

Excellent strumming, as per usual. Though you won't have any additional chances to win, please enter more songs. It's always better when eugene drops in.

GinnyT11
08-14-2012, 02:59 AM
I don't usually get in front of a camera willingly - with or without a ukulele - but I *really* want an invisible crown of shining fireflies :D

So here's my go at a not-so-lovely song for a super-lovely theme (I prefer sticking to the original lyrics, so here's due warning that there is some profanity in this cover).


http://youtu.be/IZ9WHOGXE00

Loving all the entries so far!!



Welcome, Zee! Thanks for your first post. You'll get a fireflies crown, but it's winter where you are and they may not be so bright.

I had to look up the lyrics to find the "dream" in your song; it's not a conventionally cheery dream tune. :) You did a nice job singing and keeping your strumming regular. I couldn't tell what your uke is, so please post again so we can see it.

PS--The red/yellow effect would be nice on your album cover.

Garydavkra
08-14-2012, 03:30 AM
my entry for this lovely week. i thought i'd up the energy level a tad bit. enjoy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjcP2qAodw8
Cool, Dude! You really did step it up and that was fantastic!

Garydavkra
08-14-2012, 04:38 AM
Gary, congratulations on jumping in! Your first video posting is the hardest, but I've discovered there is no down side to doing so. You can learn from watching your performance and others on UU get to know you. AND you'll be receiving the invisible crown of shining fireflies to wear as your special award!

You strummed and sang this very well, so please post more videos for us. Are you finding many uke players in Wyoming?

Thanks GT and I can't wait to receive the invisible crown of the shining fireflies.:drool: I haven't found any ukulele players in Wyoming. I belong to a ukulele meetup group in Fort Collins, CO. It's just 40 miles south of here and they are a great bunch of people just like everyone here. They meet about once a month. By the way, I use to live in Goldsboro, NC.

Garydavkra
08-14-2012, 04:49 AM
I don't usually get in front of a camera willingly - with or without a ukulele - but I *really* want an invisible crown of shining fireflies :D

So here's my go at a not-so-lovely song for a super-lovely theme (I prefer sticking to the original lyrics, so here's due warning that there is some profanity in this cover).


http://youtu.be/IZ9WHOGXE00

Loving all the entries so far!!

That was great Zee! The profanity didn't bother me a bit. After all, music is an art and you are a great musician. I liked the color affect of your video. It matched the mood of the song, in my opinion.:D

Garydavkra
08-14-2012, 04:59 AM
hi all and here is my entry for this week


http://youtu.be/vSKJb76JTT4

You look so cool and laid back playing a cool and laid back song. That was super!

uke4ia
08-14-2012, 07:39 AM
it's not a conventionally cheery dream tune.

Conventionally cheery? I found about 8 Richard Thompson songs that fit the theme, and this was the only cheery one of the lot. They included such heartwarmers as "Waltzing's for dreamers and losers at love" and "My dreams have withered and died". Even the uptempo songs were "You dream too much, it's gonna end bad" and "In my nightmare everything's wrong, I'm waiting for love but you come along". This song is off a soundtrack Thompson did for the movie "Sweet Talker".



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vppo5c6Of4M

ukuleledaveey
08-14-2012, 08:01 AM
some great entries so far really enjoyed them.
here is a bonus entry from me, dreams are mentioned once in the lyrics, a Song by Johnny Cash "Drive on "
Sorry about the wind,aeroplane and rooster noise in the song, hope it doesnt ruin it to much.


http://youtu.be/o6QhP1zNMbM

GinnyT11
08-14-2012, 08:16 AM
Conventionally cheery? I found about 8 Richard Thompson songs that fit the theme, and this was the only cheery one of the lot. They included such heartwarmers as "Waltzing's for dreamers and losers at love" and "My dreams have withered and died". Even the uptempo songs were "You dream too much, it's gonna end bad" and "In my nightmare everything's wrong, I'm waiting for love but you come along". This song is off a soundtrack Thompson did for the movie "Sweet Talker".



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vppo5c6Of4M


Nice job on this song! You sang it well and I like that you go back and forth between thumb strumming and finger strumming.

It's a little disheartening that you're finding dream songs that are about misery. Maybe you have to be young to have a zip-a-dee-doo-dah feeling about life and dreams.

Off the topic of dreams, but about misery---I'm reminded of a song in a Laurel and Hardy film, when they go to a speakeasy. A male singer there sings:
You made me what I am today,
I hope you're satisfied.
You dragged and dragged and dragged me down
Till the soul within me died.

We laugh and laugh.

GinnyT11
08-14-2012, 08:23 AM
some great entries so far really enjoyed them.
here is a bonus entry from me, dreams are mentioned once in the lyrics, a Song by Johnny Cash "Drive on "
Sorry about the wind,aeroplane and rooster noise in the song, hope it doesnt ruin it to much.


http://youtu.be/o6QhP1zNMbM



Terrific, Daveey! I like the driving beat on this song, as well as the rooster, who came in like a backup singer. Your voice is an excellent match for Johnny Cash tunes.

Zee
08-14-2012, 09:11 AM
Wow. Thanks guys for such positive feedback! I guess you all remember how nervous you get after the first video :P


Welcome aboard Zee, hope you enter in future weeks, they are a great bunch of reprobates here great song and loved your video, well played and nicely sung, great job.

Haha... well, I'll fit in perfectly, then!


That was great Zee! The profanity didn't bother me a bit. After all, music is an art and you are a great musician. I liked the color affect of your video. It matched the mood of the song, in my opinion.

Thanks, that's what I was going for. Also to 'scaffold' myself into being on video. But mostly for the mood.


Welcome, Zee! Thanks for your first post. You'll get a fireflies crown, but it's winter where you are and they may not be so bright.

I had to look up the lyrics to find the "dream" in your song; it's not a conventionally cheery dream tune. You did a nice job singing and keeping your strumming regular. I couldn't tell what your uke is, so please post again so we can see it.

PS--The red/yellow effect would be nice on your album cover.

Woop woop! No, it's not a conventionally cheery or dreamy tune... but I see a big theme of 'empathy' in it, so definitely has a positive side to it. I have a Samick Greg Bennett, concert size with a low G string. I also have a couple of cheapo sopranos but this is my favourite by far.


I recorded a song with my grand-daughter and she insisted that we have a
halo of red hearts floating above our heads. She showed me how to do it
in photobooth.

The song we did was A long way...

That is Awesome! How do you do that??

ukuleledaveey
08-14-2012, 09:16 AM
Terrific, Daveey! I like the driving beat on this song, as well as the rooster, who came in like a backup singer. Your voice is an excellent match for Johnny Cash tunes.
Many many thanks for the lovely words :) i forgot to say thanks in the vids for you hosting this week, ao thanks very much :)

peewee
08-14-2012, 09:50 AM
Hi all, checking in from vacation road trip, spotty phone access only, so I haven't gotten to watching the entries yet.
Here's a messy one for your revery:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHcUCE5AOk0
I can't get the embed to work on my phone and I forget the code, so if someone wants to do that up, I would appreciate it.

Oh and it's Up a Lazy River, per my uke teacher's arrangement. See what happens when I can't get online?

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
08-14-2012, 10:41 AM
Woohoo, six months of Seasons! Thanks, Ginny, for a great theme. Looking forward to enjoying all the entries. Here's one more.


http://youtu.be/uFcyBKYq1m8

GinnyT11
08-14-2012, 10:41 AM
I recorded a song with my grand-daughter and she insisted that we have a
halo of red hearts floating above our heads. She showed me how to do it
in photobooth.

The song we did was A long way to Tipperary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1fyZLiXzrA)


Rob, I regret to say that your main entry will not be considered for the contest until you reveal how we can all make heart haloes floating above our heads on our videos. And are there other options, like butterflies or bats?

.

GinnyT11
08-14-2012, 10:56 AM
Woohoo, six months of Seasons! Thanks, Ginny, for a great theme. Looking forward to enjoying all the entries. Here's one more.


http://youtu.be/uFcyBKYq1m8



What a sweet old-time tune, Ralf! It sounded to me like 19th century, but I searched and discovered it was written in the 1920s by Paul Whiteman and Ferdé Grofe. The latter name surprised me, as I'd heard of him in middle-school music class as the composer of The Grand Canyon Suite.

You always deliver a nice performance, calibrated to the nature of the song, and this was appropriately simple, and on a pure white ukulele too.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
08-14-2012, 11:40 AM
What a sweet old-time tune, Ralf! It sounded to me like 19th century, but I searched and discovered it was written in the 1920s by Paul Whiteman and Ferdé Grofe. The latter name surprised me, as I'd heard of him in middle-school music class as the composer of The Grand Canyon Suite.

You always deliver a nice performance, calibrated to the nature of the song, and this was appropriately simple, and on a pure white ukulele too.

Thanks, Ginny! The simpler, the better for me!

Now, for my first bonus track, let's turn a few pages in May Singhi Breen's New Ukulele Method...


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

ukuleledaveey
08-14-2012, 11:40 AM
Woohoo, six months of Seasons! Thanks, Ginny, for a great theme. Looking forward to enjoying all the entries. Here's one more.


http://youtu.be/uFcyBKYq1m8
That was a lovely tune Ralf, yournplaying and singing excellent as ever, it is great that there is such a range of lovely singing voices in this comp, always look forward to your entry :) great job mate

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
08-14-2012, 11:45 AM
One more bonus for today...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOFm-Ol5VjM

By now, you're probably thinking, "What other great stuff is in May Singhi Breeen's New Ukulele Method?" Oh, so much more. I learned more about ukulele from this book in three months than I'd learned playing for four years on my own. So good. Hopefully, we'll get a few more peeks inside later this week.

Sweet dreams, Seasonistas.

GaryC1968
08-14-2012, 01:42 PM
my entry for this lovely week. i thought i'd up the energy level a tad bit. enjoy

That was incredible! Kool-Aid Guy would definitely say "OH YEAH!!"

GaryC1968
08-14-2012, 01:48 PM
This is my first submission and the first video that I have ever done. I didn't realize that I frown so much when I'm so focused. I'll have to work on that.:) I hope I've attached the video correctly.

From one Gary to another, that was a great first video. Don't worry about frowning, I still look all serious in my videos. :)

GaryC1968
08-14-2012, 01:56 PM
hi all and here is my entry for this week


http://youtu.be/vSKJb76JTT4

That was fun! Your comments and encouragement on all of the videos are much appreciated. You are one of the reasons this place is so great! :)

ksiegel
08-14-2012, 03:23 PM
My entry for the 26th Week of the Ukulele, played on my 1920s Stella Banjo Uke.

Last Night I had The Strangest Dream

Written in 1950 by Ed McCurdy, this song has been recorded in 22 languages, and is the Official Song of the United States Peace Corps.


http://youtu.be/nc_9epU1IfE

ksiegel
08-14-2012, 03:31 PM
Annnnnd.. right on the tail of the Official Entry, is my bonus Entry.

From 1954, this song is often known as "Life Could Be A Dream". I'll let you figure out the real name. (g)

This song contains all of the right words.... they may not be where they belong, but they are there.

Have Fun- I did!


http://youtu.be/ARNkKwBGFjw

ukuleledaveey
08-14-2012, 10:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHcUCE5AOk0
Hi all, checking in from vacation road trip, spotty phone access only, so I haven't gotten to watching the entries yet.
Here's a messy one for your revery:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHcUCE5AOk0
I can't get the embed to work on my phone and I forget the code, so if someone wants to do that up, I would appreciate it.

Oh and it's Up a Lazy River, per my uke teacher's arrangement. See what happens when I can't get online?


lovely tune mate and very nicely played really nice vocals to and i love the tee shirt, my dad was a farm worker for 47 years and i remember the first time they got a john deer tractor :) have put your video code in so your vid shows in this reply, have a great holiday (vacation) :)

ukuleledaveey
08-14-2012, 10:42 PM
My entry for the 26th Week of the Ukulele, played on my 1920s Stella Banjo Uke.

Last Night I had The Strangest Dream

Written in 1950 by Ed McCurdy, this song has been recorded in 22 languages, and is the Official Song of the United States Peace Corps.




http://youtu.be/nc_9epU1IfE
Really really nice mate, love the strumming on that banjolele, sounded really good and your voice was great to, love the instrumental break, great job mate :)

UkeyDave
08-15-2012, 12:17 AM
One more bonus for today...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOFm-Ol5VjM

By now, you're probably thinking, "What other great stuff is in May Singhi Breeen's New Ukulele Method?" Oh, so much more. I learned more about ukulele from this book in three months than I'd learned playing for four years on my own. So good. Hopefully, we'll get a few more peeks inside later this week.

Sweet dreams, Seasonistas.

That was fantastic. Loved it and great Uke playing.

watchyourtoes
08-15-2012, 12:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRzPZ_Vm654&sns=em

bonus entry
a fun butchering of one of the best dream-themed songs in existence- Fiona Apple's "Sleep to Dream."

watchyourtoes
08-15-2012, 12:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2DcZsq7xgg&sns=em

Entry for 26th Season if the Uke, "Dream" week
cover of "Last Stop, this Town" by the Eels on my new Gretsch Clarophone banjolele

RichM
08-15-2012, 03:03 AM
Okay, after 26 weeks, I finally feel the need to post something here. My favorite song about dreaming, I only wish it was in my range. Someone will have to teach me the trick for recording yourself without obviously looking at your computer screen for the chords... or don't tell me you folks actually learn these songs first?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqu1ALE-bts&feature=youtu.be

ksiegel
08-15-2012, 03:22 AM
Well, when I haven't learned the song, I usually tape a lyric sheet underneath or alongside the camera. 90% of the time I have the music memorized, but at my age, you often forget the...


What are those things that mean something, that you read, write, or say to other people to convey thoughts?


Oh, yeah... Sometimes you forget the syllables.. I mean, words.

And it was not a disaster, Rich. A very nice first shot. Much better than my first video You will do nothing but improve!


-Kurt


Okay, after 26 weeks, I finally feel the need to post something here. My favorite song about dreaming, I only wish it was in my range. Someone will have to teach me the trick for recording yourself without obviously looking at your computer screen for the chords... or don't tell me you folks actually learn these songs first?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqu1ALE-bts&feature=youtu.be

GinnyT11
08-15-2012, 03:52 AM
My entry for the 26th Week of the Ukulele, played on my 1920s Stella Banjo Uke.

Last Night I had The Strangest Dream

Written in 1950 by Ed McCurdy, this song has been recorded in 22 languages, and is the Official Song of the United States Peace Corps.


http://youtu.be/nc_9epU1IfE



Kurt, I appreciate knowing about this song. I like how you changed the dynamic as you went along---it was very effective. Nice banjolele strumming too.

GinnyT11
08-15-2012, 03:57 AM
Annnnnd.. right on the tail of the Official Entry, is my bonus Entry.

From 1954, this song is often known as "Life Could Be A Dream". I'll let you figure out the real name. (g)

This song contains all of the right words.... they may not be where they belong, but they are there.

Have Fun- I did!


http://youtu.be/ARNkKwBGFjw


You opened up a can of verve for this song! Lots of fun to watch and hear, and it's a lesson in what to do when you miss a word...just keep going! Perfection is not required in this forum. Uking is for having fun. Thanks!

GinnyT11
08-15-2012, 04:05 AM
Hi all, checking in from vacation road trip, spotty phone access only, so I haven't gotten to watching the entries yet.
Here's a messy one for your revery:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHcUCE5AOk0
I can't get the embed to work on my phone and I forget the code, so if someone wants to do that up, I would appreciate it.

Oh and it's Up a Lazy River, per my uke teacher's arrangement. See what happens when I can't get online?


Peewee, it's good you took your uke on vacation---and a rock-concert videographer too!
The song is lovely with your phrasing and elegant strumming. Your camera child contributed a loving effort to your performance, which means uking is probably a happy and key part of your family dynamic. Does everyone else have a uke yet?

GinnyT11
08-15-2012, 04:10 AM
One more bonus for today...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOFm-Ol5VjM

By now, you're probably thinking, "What other great stuff is in May Singhi Breeen's New Ukulele Method?" Oh, so much more. I learned more about ukulele from this book in three months than I'd learned playing for four years on my own. So good. Hopefully, we'll get a few more peeks inside later this week.

Sweet dreams, Seasonistas.


Your strumming was the best part of this, Ralf. I loved the triples. I think I need to get that book.

GinnyT11
08-15-2012, 04:21 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRzPZ_Vm654&sns=em

bonus entry
a fun butchering of one of the best dream-themed songs in existence- Fiona Apple's "Sleep to Dream."



Welcome, watchyourtoes! Unless I've missed your posts elsewhere, you're eligible for the Special Award.
Congratulations too on the new Gretsch banjolele---you've got a good friend there for sure.
You didn't "butcher" the song if you made it your own; you've made your own version of it, which is just as valid as the original to us here in the forum.

GinnyT11
08-15-2012, 04:23 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2DcZsq7xgg&sns=em

Entry for 26th Season if the Uke, "Dream" week
cover of "Last Stop, this Town" by the Eels on my new Gretsch Clarophone banjolele


I was unfamiliar with this song and was listening for the word "dream." Then I looked up the lyrics and discovered that your song is about the kind of dreaming we all might be doing someday. This was cool in a slightly eerie way. Your voice matched this style very well.

GinnyT11
08-15-2012, 04:36 AM
Okay, after 26 weeks, I finally feel the need to post something here. My favorite song about dreaming, I only wish it was in my range. Someone will have to teach me the trick for recording yourself without obviously looking at your computer screen for the chords... or don't tell me you folks actually learn these songs first?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqu1ALE-bts&feature=youtu.be


Rich, this is an EXCELLENT first video! Your strumming is very nice (is that a price tag on the back of your uke?), and the singing is just fine; it might be easier for your voice in another key, but I (Tone-Deaf One) am not the right person to advise you.

I think only the very skilled players with great memories play songs they've learned. For the two I've done, I practiced dozens of times, but still wanted the song nearby to look at because if you're a bit nervous, it's easy to drop a lyric. I might suggest that next time you use a paper song sheet because the computer screen reflects in your glasses. I hope you'll be back again.

Another Special Award winner! We have two styles of invisible crown of shining fireflies: the tiara style that women like for daytime wear, and the more conventional crown shape that men feel comfortable in, even on a racquetball court.

RichM
08-15-2012, 05:07 AM
Rich, this is an EXCELLENT first video! Your strumming is very nice (is that a price tag on the back of your uke?), and the singing is just fine; it might be easier for your voice in another key, but I (Tone-Deaf One) am not the right person to advise you.

I think only the very skilled players with great memories play songs they've learned. For the two I've done, I practiced dozens of times, but still wanted the song nearby to look at because if you're a bit nervous, it's easy to drop a lyric. I might suggest that next time you use a paper song sheet because the computer screen reflects in your glasses. I hope you'll be back again.

Another Special Award winner! We have two styles of invisible crown of shining fireflies: the tiara style that women like for daytime wear, and the more conventional crown shape that men feel comfortable in, even on a racquetball court.

Yes, that is a price tag on my uke-- it's a tag from many moons ago and I can't bring myself to remove it. I think it adds mojo. :)

I agree that the song is in a bad key for me, but it just doesn't sound as good transposed-- but I think for future songs, I'll focus on songs in my range so folks don't have to listen to me screech. And thanks for the good advice on using a song sheet. I guess I'll have to keep participating so I can do a better video next time. :)

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 05:18 AM
Robyn Hitchcock's "I Often Dream of Trains" would work for this week and as a late entry for the 25th Season.

I recorded this one awhile back for the 'My Favorite Train Song' parody thread..... what a great songwriter.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw9a2P-RSfM

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 05:22 AM
my only entry this week...we are off to LegoLand! a mini vacation before school starts!
our restaurant's closed...bags are packed....heading to florida, to do some beach time...and regroup before school starts next monday!
have a great season everyone!!

http://youtu.be/9vNeVh_Lhmc

Nice job, Dave - always one of my favorite of his tunes - way to channel Waits with the smokey whiskey vocals.....

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 05:27 AM
Dream dream dream an old Everly Bros song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTfQYINjxlo

Really nice, Rob - just beautiful..... very dreamy.....

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 05:31 AM
Well I have a few possibilities. Ghosts are much more common in traditional song than dreams but I have three good ones. I just need to work on them.

In the meantime, I posted this as a bonus for the 24th season, but it will also serve as a bonus for this one as well as it fits the theme perfectly.

http://youtu.be/JDiseFScwNY

this is great, Geoff - glad you reposted it since I missed the 'guilty pleasures' Season and haven't had a chance to go back and watch any of the entries yet. Good stuff.....

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 05:35 AM
hi all and here is my entry for this week

http://youtu.be/vSKJb76JTT4

great tune, Dave - it's just right, man. Really nice vibe - the feel of the strum is right on, strong vocals, great whistling.... just keeps getting better every week.....

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 05:37 AM
I don't think this is what Metallica had in mind when they wrote this, but everyone has their own interpretation of songs. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSSL5BAJqW8

This is a hoot, Gary - love your folky take on these old metal tunes..... I was in a metal cover band in high school and we tried to play this one, lol.....

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 05:44 AM
Here's my entry...Eddie Vedder sings several songs with Dream in the lyrics

http://youtu.be/cC0XXY_y8JA

Dig it, man! I like your take on this - well performed..... one of the better tunes on the record, in my opinion......

ksiegel
08-15-2012, 05:49 AM
Yet another Bonus Track for Season 26:

Dream Lover, written and recorded in 1959, by Bobby Darrin.

Back when I was just a Wee Little Lad...

Enjoy!


http://youtu.be/44ZEFI18gLM

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 05:51 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=birUALUD6E4

This is a David Bowie song. I haven't played this one for a few years. My friend Davina taught it to me when she was looking to have me join the New England Ukulele Orchestra, which instead broke up. I like to think that they chose to break up rather than let me in. :rolleyes: The link below is them playing the song back in 2008 with Davina singing. That's Craig Robertson on the right.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oijZhA8NK48


I've got time off from work this week (to enjoy the quiet while my daughter's at running camp). So I'll probably do a couple of bonus tracks.

Hadn't heard this tune before, Jim..... I dig this arrangement, especially the chord-melody stuff at the end..... have to check out the original......

Dan Uke
08-15-2012, 05:51 AM
Yes, that is a price tag on my uke-- it's a tag from many moons ago and I can't bring myself to remove it. I think it adds mojo. :)

I agree that the song is in a bad key for me, but it just doesn't sound as good transposed-- but I think for future songs, I'll focus on songs in my range so folks don't have to listen to me screech. And thanks for the good advice on using a song sheet. I guess I'll have to keep participating so I can do a better video next time. :)

That was great!! I would like to see a video of you playing your LFDM!! I'm gonna host in 2 weeks so make sure you play in that one :)

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 05:54 AM
It was hard for me to say "gee whiz" with a straight face, man,those were simpler times. I am not in pain, even though I look like it.
http://youtu.be/5nCO-oqyWUM

gee whiz, that's good, strum..... I'm really enjoying all the great old tunes this Season seems to be inspiring..... nice suit, by the way - very dapper.....

RichM
08-15-2012, 06:00 AM
That was great!! I would like to see a video of you playing your LFDM!! I'm gonna host in 2 weeks so make sure you play in that one :)

Thanks! I thought that one just begged to be played on the vintage Martin, but perhaps the next one will fit the LFdM. The LFdM just got a friend, too....

Tootler
08-15-2012, 06:01 AM
I was going to use this as my entry but I just did not seem able to get it right and ended up filling the memory card in my camera so I gave up at that point.

This is one of the better takes so I am posting it as a bonus track. A traditional English song and it does have a dream in it. Seems a sad song about a lost lover but at the end in effect she says "Sod it, he wasn't worth it!!" which is what I like about it. I also love the modal tune.

http://youtu.be/lm0tiB-A0Mg

Enjoy.

Oh! and looks like rain's on the way again.

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 06:02 AM
Bonus track. This song really involves a ghost rather than a dream but the conversation featured in the song has a dreamlike quality. However as it's not really a dream it'll have to be a bonus track.

It's an Traditional English song and deals with a folk belief that an excess of grief prevents the soul of the departed from resting.

http://youtu.be/5gl3IoCWiuQ

Great bonus, Geoff..... always enjoy it when you introduce me to a new traditional song....seems to happen a lot - you're expertise compliments my ignorance so nicely.....

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 06:09 AM
My entry for the 26th Season of the Ukulele.
http://youtu.be/syT94FjBJtY

Holy smokes, this is just about perfect, Myrna - playing, singing, visually..... top drawer stuff - what a pleasure!

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 06:12 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTNCnM1CmpQ

This is my first submission and the first video that I have ever done. I didn't realize that I frown so much when I'm so focused. I'll have to work on that.:) I hope I've attached the video correctly.

Welcome to the Seasons - great first video! One of my favorite Beatles' tunes to play.....

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 06:16 AM
my entry for this lovely week. i thought i'd up the energy level a tad bit. enjoy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjcP2qAodw8

Awesome cover - great arrangement and excellent performance - nothing wrong with this AT ALL.....

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 06:19 AM
thanks Ginny for a lovely theme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_HDYFm4BGA

man, another great tune, Jon - and your usual 'out of the ballpark' performance.....

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 06:23 AM
I don't usually get in front of a camera willingly - with or without a ukulele - but I *really* want an invisible crown of shining fireflies :D

So here's my go at a not-so-lovely song for a super-lovely theme (I prefer sticking to the original lyrics, so here's due warning that there is some profanity in this cover).

http://youtu.be/IZ9WHOGXE00

Loving all the entries so far!!

nice cover, Zee - especially fine vocals..... and I hope you'll be wearing the invisible crown of shining fireflies for your next video.....

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 06:27 AM
Conventionally cheery? I found about 8 Richard Thompson songs that fit the theme, and this was the only cheery one of the lot. They included such heartwarmers as "Waltzing's for dreamers and losers at love" and "My dreams have withered and died". Even the uptempo songs were "You dream too much, it's gonna end bad" and "In my nightmare everything's wrong, I'm waiting for love but you come along". This song is off a soundtrack Thompson did for the movie "Sweet Talker".


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vppo5c6Of4M

really enjoyed this, Jim - always dig your Richard Thompson covers.... you're arrangements are always right on and his writing really suits your style..... love the way you always seem to get the important melodic elements into your playing while maintaining a full and rhythmic sound.....

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 06:32 AM
some great entries so far really enjoyed them.
here is a bonus entry from me, dreams are mentioned once in the lyrics, a Song by Johnny Cash "Drive on "
Sorry about the wind,aeroplane and rooster noise in the song, hope it doesnt ruin it to much.

http://youtu.be/o6QhP1zNMbM

Rockin vibe on this one, Dave - great rhythm and nice 'Man In Black' vocals..... excellent bonus, man.....

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 06:37 AM
Hi all, checking in from vacation road trip, spotty phone access only, so I haven't gotten to watching the entries yet.
Here's a messy one for your revery:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHcUCE5AOk0
I can't get the embed to work on my phone and I forget the code, so if someone wants to do that up, I would appreciate it.

Oh and it's Up a Lazy River, per my uke teacher's arrangement. See what happens when I can't get online?

very nice, peewee..... and I dig the cinéma vérité camera work......

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 06:39 AM
Woohoo, six months of Seasons! Thanks, Ginny, for a great theme. Looking forward to enjoying all the entries. Here's one more.

http://youtu.be/uFcyBKYq1m8

wow, Ralf, this is just lovely, both the tune and the performance..... you're submissions are always one of the highlights of each Season for me - looking forward to those bonuses....

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 06:45 AM
Thanks, Ginny! The simpler, the better for me!

Now, for my first bonus track, let's turn a few pages in May Singhi Breen's New Ukulele Method...

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

just watched the next two bonus tracks..... woohoo! a three-fer.....especially fine strummin on 'Sam'.....makes me think I need that method book and a plastic ukulele.....

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 06:47 AM
My entry for the 26th Week of the Ukulele, played on my 1920s Stella Banjo Uke.

Last Night I had The Strangest Dream

Written in 1950 by Ed McCurdy, this song has been recorded in 22 languages, and is the Official Song of the United States Peace Corps.

http://youtu.be/nc_9epU1IfE

Good performance, Kurt - never get tired of that song. The banjo sounds great, especially nice strumming on the instrumental break.....

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 06:54 AM
Annnnnd.. right on the tail of the Official Entry, is my bonus Entry.

From 1954, this song is often known as "Life Could Be A Dream". I'll let you figure out the real name. (g)

This song contains all of the right words.... they may not be where they belong, but they are there.

Have Fun- I did!

http://youtu.be/ARNkKwBGFjw

man, I'm diggin the tone of that banjo - it sounds great... most banjo ukuleles sound a little too tinny and plinky to my ears, but that one has just amount of bite and warmth.....

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 07:03 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2DcZsq7xgg&sns=em

Entry for 26th Season if the Uke, "Dream" week
cover of "Last Stop, this Town" by the Eels on my new Gretsch Clarophone banjolele

nice job, wyt.... enjoyed both videos, but that Eels cover is especially good - had to go listen to the original, a great track......

TCK
08-15-2012, 07:05 AM
Mel's gonna kill me for doing this without her, but I start school tomorrow, so away we go...
Blondie's Dreaming. 1979.
One for all the forty somethings-
My entry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ0aRdEsyxM&feature=youtu.be

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 07:06 AM
Okay, after 26 weeks, I finally feel the need to post something here. My favorite song about dreaming, I only wish it was in my range. Someone will have to teach me the trick for recording yourself without obviously looking at your computer screen for the chords... or don't tell me you folks actually learn these songs first?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqu1ALE-bts&feature=youtu.be

great first video, Rich - really nice strummin and good vocals on a tune that's tough to sing.... really enjoyable, looking forward to seeing more....

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 07:10 AM
Yet another Bonus Track for Season 26:

Dream Lover, written and recorded in 1959, by Bobby Darrin.

Back when I was just a Wee Little Lad...

Enjoy!

http://youtu.be/44ZEFI18gLM

another great bonus, Kurt...... nice rockin feel to it and, once again, you pulled the right pony from the ukulele stable for the tune - the sound of that Ohana works really well with this tune.....

uke4ia
08-15-2012, 07:33 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57Z916YkWUY

One more bonus track. This one's by Supertramp.

ukuleledaddy
08-15-2012, 07:47 AM
Mel's gonna kill me for doing this without her, but I start school tomorrow, so away we go...
Blondie's Dreaming. 1979.
One for all the forty somethings-
My entry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ0aRdEsyxM&feature=youtu.be

Sounds real nice Dave! I was wondering when someone would get to this great song.

GinnyT11
08-15-2012, 08:02 AM
I recorded this one awhile back for the 'My Favorite Train Song' parody thread..... what a great songwriter.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw9a2P-RSfM



Nice singing and beautiful plucking on this evocative song! It's the Missing Link between last week and this one.
I'll mark it as a bonus song, as it was originally recorded for someplace else, and we look forward to an official entry.

GinnyT11
08-15-2012, 08:11 AM
I was going to use this as my entry but I just did not seem able to get it right and ended up filling the memory card in my camera so I gave up at that point.

This is one of the better takes so I am posting it as a bonus track. A traditional English song and it does have a dream in it. Seems a sad song about a lost lover but at the end in effect she says "Sod it, he wasn't worth it!!" which is what I like about it. I also love the modal tune.

http://youtu.be/lm0tiB-A0Mg

Enjoy.

Oh! and looks like rain's on the way again.


That was quite nice, Geoff; I think it's fine as an entry. The poor girl dreamed her own darling true love had come back, only to awake...oh, that is very sad. Her eyes were like fountains. (Just like in You Are My Sunshine: when I awoke, dear, I was mistaken, so I hung down my head and I cried.)

GinnyT11
08-15-2012, 08:15 AM
Yet another Bonus Track for Season 26:

Dream Lover, written and recorded in 1959, by Bobby Darrin.

Back when I was just a Wee Little Lad...

Enjoy!


http://youtu.be/44ZEFI18gLM



Well done, Kurt. I especially liked the musical interlude in the middle and the smile at the end.

GinnyT11
08-15-2012, 08:22 AM
Mel's gonna kill me for doing this without her, but I start school tomorrow, so away we go...
Blondie's Dreaming. 1979.
One for all the forty somethings-
My entry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ0aRdEsyxM&feature=youtu.be



Cloverdale, you've got that down! A fine rendition of that song---you have both ease and energy in your singing/playing.

Good luck on the first day of school. Tell them that the emptiest drums make the most noise and you won't put up with nonsense.

GinnyT11
08-15-2012, 08:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57Z916YkWUY

One more bonus track. This one's by Supertramp.


Cool! I love Supertramp. Great work on this one; I like your power strumming.

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 10:03 AM
Mel's gonna kill me for doing this without her, but I start school tomorrow, so away we go...
Blondie's Dreaming. 1979.
One for all the forty somethings-
My entry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ0aRdEsyxM&feature=youtu.be

eggzcellent, Dave - love the countryfied take.... but you should have waited for your better half - I'll bet she is going to kill you......

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 10:09 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57Z916YkWUY

One more bonus track. This one's by Supertramp.

great choice, Jim - hadn't heard that one in years.....

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 10:15 AM
Nice singing and beautiful plucking on this evocative song! It's the Missing Link between last week and this one.
I'll mark it as a bonus song, as it was originally recorded for someplace else, and we look forward to an official entry.

Thanks Ginny - and here's the official entry..... my buddy Rudy was in town and stopped by for a little strumming.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtvJ9VHrpH8

ukuleledaveey
08-15-2012, 10:54 AM
Thanks Ginny - and here's the official entry..... my buddy Rudy was in town and stopped by for a little strumming.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtvJ9VHrpH8

WOW :bowdown::shaka: that was amazing, loved the black and white vid, you two sounded great together and your uke playing was fab, your buddy's singing was fab to,
this should be the winner this week, i love it :) well done for a amazing entry

myrnaukelele
08-15-2012, 10:54 AM
Woohoo, six months of Seasons! Thanks, Ginny, for a great theme. Looking forward to enjoying all the entries. Here's one more.


http://youtu.be/uFcyBKYq1m8
I taught myself to play ukulele by poring over a May Singhi Breen songbook (this was before computers lol!)
Nicely played and sung - they don't write em like that anymore:)

myrnaukelele
08-15-2012, 11:04 AM
My entry for the 26th Week of the Ukulele, played on my 1920s Stella Banjo Uke.

Last Night I had The Strangest Dream

Written in 1950 by Ed McCurdy, this song has been recorded in 22 languages, and is the Official Song of the United States Peace Corps.


http://youtu.be/nc_9epU1IfE
Great song Kurt! I've always liked this song- it's perfect for this theme. And nice playing on that banjo uke of yours.

GinnyT11
08-15-2012, 11:18 AM
Thanks Ginny - and here's the official entry..... my buddy Rudy was in town and stopped by for a little strumming.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtvJ9VHrpH8


Wahoo---Roy Orbison! That was muy fabuloso! Great blend of instruments and a very good evocation of Roy and his falsetto. (Maybe the sunglasses too for the next time.) Please invite Rudy to play with you more often---this was an exceptional song posting!

watchyourtoes
08-15-2012, 11:29 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V94g2O-hjk

here is another bonus track. It's "Trouble with Dreams" by the Eels. I was originally going to do with with the other Eels track but it was 4am and I had to go do some dreaming of my own. I almost didn't do it because there are a lot of notes I can't hit, but then I thought "well, that never stopped me before," haha. Also, I've been looking for a good excuse to play the glockenspiel in a song, so here it is.

Dougf
08-15-2012, 11:45 AM
Johnny Mercer is mainly known as a lyricist, but he also composed the music for this one. This makes two Mercer songs in a row for me. Go seasons!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR4iRPSNPbE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR4iRPSNPbE

GaryC1968
08-15-2012, 12:53 PM
Thanks Ginny - and here's the official entry..... my buddy Rudy was in town and stopped by for a little strumming.....



With the beginning "A candy colored clown they called the Sandman", I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. That was Great, you guys! Roy Orbison reincarnated.

TCK
08-15-2012, 12:56 PM
Why not? Bonus track-
Dreamland, Mr. Bunny Wailer
(or Marcia Griffiths if you prefer)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6JqqjFio7M&feature=youtu.be
Reggae time-

23skidoo
08-15-2012, 01:02 PM
WOW :bowdown::shaka: that was amazing, loved the black and white vid, you two sounded great together and your uke playing was fab, your buddy's singing was fab to,
this should be the winner this week, i love it :) well done for a amazing entry

thanks for the kind words, Dave - really appreciate it!

Thanks also to Ginny and Gary..... Rudy's old band used to do this on stage - he does a pretty creepy Frank Booth impersonation, for those of you who've seen 'Blue Velvet'...

TCK
08-15-2012, 01:24 PM
pabst blue ribbon!!!
thanks for the kind words, dave - really appreciate it!

Thanks also to ginny and gary..... Rudy's old band used to do this on stage - he does a pretty creepy frank booth impersonation, for those of you who've seen 'blue velvet'...

Dan Uke
08-15-2012, 01:28 PM
Thanks Ginny - and here's the official entry..... my buddy Rudy was in town and stopped by for a little strumming.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtvJ9VHrpH8

The hitch pitched ukulele really adds to the song. You and Chuck Liddell have something in common. :p

GinnyT11
08-15-2012, 01:28 PM
Johnny Mercer is mainly known as a lyricist, but he also composed the music for this one. This makes two Mercer songs in a row for me. Go seasons!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR4iRPSNPbE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR4iRPSNPbE


Doug, you know how to Ac-cent-tu-ate the Positive, Johnny Mercer style. That is a lovely song, in a lovely setting (Bobby Short just left the room, right?). Nice gentle approach to a delicate song.


PS---You're going to have fun next week hosting the 27th season. I'm trying to find some Roman soldiers' drinking songs for the Latin connection.

GinnyT11
08-15-2012, 01:34 PM
Why not? Bonus track-
Dreamland, Mr. Bunny Wailer
(or Marcia Griffiths if you prefer)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6JqqjFio7M&feature=youtu.be
Reggae time-



I want to go there! Everyone's happy and everyt'ing's irie!
I really enjoyed your reggae strumming and the emotion you had in your voice as you sang.

Tootler
08-15-2012, 01:46 PM
Well, i've managed to catch up with the videos which seem to be coming in at quite a rate.

@myrnaukulele: Lovely choice and lovely singing.
@Garydavkra: Good choice and nice job.
@weerpool: Pretty good, nice rhythmic work with the uke.
@eugene ukulele: Once again, good choice of song, really suits your style. Excellent playing and singing as usual.
@Zee: This is really good. Super work on the uke. Loved the effect on the video, really suits the song.
@wee_ginga_yin: Your granddaughter did really well. loved the song and the out take. I'm with Ginny, how do you do the heart effect?
@uke4ia: Another excellent Richard Thompson Cover.
@ukuleledaveey: Nice one. Can't go wrong with the man in black and your voice and accompaniment were spot on. Loved the rooster he seemed to have his timing just right :)
@peewee: Good choice, nice easy style - suits the song.
@The OnlyUkeThatMatters: Wonderful one - Very simple but effective. Often simple is best. Blue Moon - great choice, nicely sung, reminded me a bit of the Elvis version. Old Accordian Man - Another excellent song, great uke work on this - did I detect a hint of a George Formby style split strum there?
@ksiegel: Last night I had the strangest dream - This is a great song, Kurt, very nice work on the banjo uke, especially that instrumental break in the middle. Shhboom - Definitely looks like you were having fun and it was great fun. Dream Lover - nice to hear another take on this song.
@watchyourtoes: Sleep to dream - Much better than you say it is. Nice one. Last Stop - Very well done. Love the banjolele.
@RichM: Welcome to the seasons. A very good first video. Hope we will hear more from you. I always have the words and chords in front of me when I am recording even if I know the song well and can sing it without. I try to learn songs and sing without the words and chords if I am singing in front of others, though.
@23skidoo: Liked this one. It sounds like the writer was from Britain, there is a line from Reading to Basingstoke, I've travelled on it myself when I gone to visit my Father in the South of England. In Dreams - great cover, I loved your uke work on this and your mate is an excellent singer and does well to cope with this song. I just loved Roy Orbison.
@TCK: Can't beat some Blondie. Great cover, Dave. Dreamland - another great cover.
@uke4ia: Dreamer - An excellent cover. This one really suits your style.
@Dougf: Nice one Doug. A beautifully sung version of a Johnny Mercer song.

Tootler
08-15-2012, 01:50 PM
That was quite nice, Geoff; I think it's fine as an entry. The poor girl dreamed her own darling true love had come back, only to awake...oh, that is very sad. Her eyes were like fountains. (Just like in You Are My Sunshine: when I awoke, dear, I was mistaken, so I hung down my head and I cried.)

Thanks, Ginny. I'll hold on to that. I've another song planned for my entry as long as I can get it recorded. I'd prefer to leave this as a bonus for now.

Oh, and don't forget the last verse where she effectively says he's not worth bothering with.

GinnyT11
08-15-2012, 01:51 PM
I really like the way Tootler has consolidated all his comments so far in one post. I like organization, and I don't believe it's necessary to reply with the video post each time.

myrnaukelele
08-15-2012, 02:05 PM
Johnny Mercer is mainly known as a lyricist, but he also composed the music for this one. This makes two Mercer songs in a row for me. Go seasons!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR4iRPSNPbE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR4iRPSNPbE
Oh that is just beautiful! What a great jazzy style you have. And I love Johnny Mercer.

Hippie Dribble
08-15-2012, 06:58 PM
standout quality this week gang. totally loving it. here's some more dreams...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1xWE0rxm4A

myrnaukelele
08-15-2012, 08:24 PM
Bonus Track: I Remember You
Dougf's Johnny Mercer song got me thinking about this beautiful song (music by Victor Schertzinger and lyrics by Johnny Mercer). He wrote these words for Judy Garland and presented this song to her the day after she married David Rose. Anyway, I should have been canning my green beans today but I sat down and learned this song instead...

http://youtu.be/HL2nUpxaibs

Tootler
08-15-2012, 10:50 PM
I really like the way Tootler has consolidated all his comments so far in one post. I like organization, and I don't believe it's necessary to reply with the video post each time.

Not an original idea, but useful if you are catching up with a lot videos. I keep a text file open as I watch the videos, write my comments in there, then copy & paste them into a reply when I am done.

v30
08-16-2012, 12:01 AM
standout quality this week gang. totally loving it. here's some more dreams...



Jim Dandy Eugene!

23skidoo
08-16-2012, 02:54 AM
standout quality this week gang. totally loving it. here's some more dreams...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1xWE0rxm4A

just pure sweetness, Jon - really loved this one..... that Kamoa sounds great, wish I had the scratch to take it off your hands......

23skidoo
08-16-2012, 02:59 AM
Bonus Track: I Remember You
Dougf's Johnny Mercer song got me thinking about this beautiful song (music by Victor Schertzinger and lyrics by Johnny Mercer). He wrote these words for Judy Garland and presented this song to her the day after she married David Rose. Anyway, I should have been canning my green beans today but I sat down and learned this song instead...
http://youtu.be/HL2nUpxaibs

another great performance, Myrna.... the best thing about the Seasons - and the UU video forum in general - is all the wonderful new tunes I hear and end up wanting to learn - we all have such a wide range of musical interests, it's great to be exposed to so many fine songs.....

ukuleledaveey
08-16-2012, 03:11 AM
standout quality this week gang. totally loving it. here's some more dreams...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1xWE0rxm4A

Great song jon and top notch stuff from you as ever :) i wonder where you got them badges from ??????????????? :)
the seasons is fab just to watch all you top notch ukers :) give us inspiration and Dreams

wee_ginga_yin
08-16-2012, 03:24 AM
Bonus Track: I Remember You
Dougf's Johnny Mercer song got me thinking about this beautiful song (music by Victor Schertzinger and lyrics by Johnny Mercer). He wrote these words for Judy Garland and presented this song to her the day after she married David Rose. Anyway, I should have been canning my green beans today but I sat down and learned this song instead...

http://youtu.be/HL2nUpxaibs

Oh Dear!!! I remember Frank Ifield singing

I remember you (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIZ4ICzr5_Y)

How old does that make me?

GinnyT11
08-16-2012, 03:26 AM
standout quality this week gang. totally loving it. here's some more dreams...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1xWE0rxm4A



Jon, you are frequently praised, but I think this is one of your top numbers. You're in an unprepossessing setting (photographically very well composed), and dressed in gray, and that uke glows like a golden talisman in a fairy tale. That uke has magic in it.
You've calibrated a nice level of energy for the wistfulness of the song, and the picking was tip-top. Overall the song has the feeling of hope for a better day, confirmed by your smile at the end.

Thanks for submitting another entry. We still have a few days left to do more.

GinnyT11
08-16-2012, 03:31 AM
Bonus Track: I Remember You
Dougf's Johnny Mercer song got me thinking about this beautiful song (music by Victor Schertzinger and lyrics by Johnny Mercer). He wrote these words for Judy Garland and presented this song to her the day after she married David Rose. Anyway, I should have been canning my green beans today but I sat down and learned this song instead...

http://youtu.be/HL2nUpxaibs



Myrna, who needs green beans when you can do this so well?
You have a lovely voice, and you and that baritone have a really sweet thing going on--so elegant. This is an excellent choice for you. I like that you use different settings for your recordings.

UkeyDave
08-16-2012, 05:27 AM
Okey dokey. Here's my effort. "Imagine" - by the utterly brilliant John Lennon. I love this song and found it very moving when it was used as one of the musical themes for the Olympics in London. I thought the Olympics was a fantastic advert for the best of British and instilled a lot of much needed national pride back into the Country. I was sad to see it finish. Anyway, enough hot air, here it is. :)

http://youtu.be/gfz9Y7LWU30

ukuleledaddy
08-16-2012, 05:58 AM
standout quality this week gang. totally loving it. here's some more dreams...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1xWE0rxm4A

What a great song! Fantastic Jon, thanks. This makes me happy.

elmann
08-16-2012, 08:09 AM
So, first entry: Quando, quando, quando.
Original version from Italy, a similar well-known english version exists, and also a popular german version from that time with lot of dreams. That I re-translated nearly one-to-one into English.

Lyrics:
Tell me quando, tell me when, tell me quando, quando, quando,
Will I see you here again, I save all my time for you!

Tell me quando, tell me when, tell me quando, quando, quando
may I kiss you once again, beneath palm trees we should do!

Let us dream at the blue sea, Let us dream about amor
A sweet dream life will be, never dreamed so sweet before

Tell me quando, tell me when, tell me quando, quando, quando
may I kiss you once again, tell me quando, tell me when.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r3SuDwpIYI

Enjoy.

elmann
08-16-2012, 10:21 AM
Bonus track, 2010


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXPmCQd98B4

GinnyT11
08-16-2012, 10:33 AM
Okey dokey. Here's my effort. "Imagine" - by the utterly brilliant John Lennon. I love this song and found it very moving when it was used as one of the musical themes for the Olympics in London. I thought the Olympics was a fantastic advert for the best of British and instilled a lot of much needed national pride back into the Country. I was sad to see it finish. Anyway, enough hot air, here it is. :)

http://youtu.be/gfz9Y7LWU30


Loved this, Ukey Davey! You played it and sang it beautifully and the song clearly means a lot to you. Like many others, I was delighted that the Olympics was such a stunning national effort and presentation---I'm glad that you're feeling a special pride as a result. (BTW--I was delighted when Andy Murray beat Federer!)

GinnyT11
08-16-2012, 10:44 AM
So, first entry: Quando, quando, quando.
Original version from Italy, a similar well-known english version exists, and also a popular german version from that time with lot of dreams. That I re-translated nearly one-to-one into English.

Lyrics:
Tell me quando, tell me when, tell me quando, quando, quando,
Will I see you here again, I save all my time for you!

Tell me quando, tell me when, tell me quando, quando, quando
may I kiss you once again, beneath palm trees we should do!

Let us dream at the blue sea, Let us dream about amor
A sweet dream life will be, never dreamed so sweet before

Tell me quando, tell me when, tell me quando, quando, quando
may I kiss you once again, tell me quando, tell me when.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r3SuDwpIYI

Enjoy.

Vilkommen, elmann! Where have you been---we need your singing here! I know, you jumped in this week because of the Special Award for first-time posters, the unsichtbare Krone der glänzenden Leuchtkäfer. Your pretty garden is just the right place to wear it.

Quando, quando, quando was a delight from start to finish. Your strumming is great. The translation worked very well, and the upbeat melody made the song totally charming.

La Isla Bonita as your Bonus track sounds like it might have a Spanish origin. Thanks for both songs, and do come back! We have several UU members in Germany.

GinnyT11
08-16-2012, 11:11 AM
The prizes are ready.

41786

The calligraphy says "musician" and the red chop is Mr. T's name, which was made for him in Taiwan. Three names drawn from a hat will receive these---as will Ukuloonie, who has done some fine work in keeping the contests going, but gently, without telling anyone what to do. If you haven't seen his post showing the Seasons calendar for the next 26 weeks, look for it in the Contests section.

It's been jumping here this week! It's only Thursday and 39 entries have come in.

GinnyT11
08-16-2012, 11:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lacq0RezQO8&feature=youtu.be

I needed a glass of wine right after recording this, and my heart starts palpitating when I watch it. But I want to tell others who are nervous about posting a video that it's very useful to do so. It's a valuable teaching tool to see yourself play. It's even helping me shake off my pointless perfectionism. There will always be imperfections in performances (this one included!), and discarding good takes in the hope that the next one will be perfect may eventually kill your pleasure in the song.


PS---I will not be eligible for a prize.

23skidoo
08-16-2012, 02:03 PM
Okey dokey. Here's my effort. "Imagine" - by the utterly brilliant John Lennon. I love this song and found it very moving when it was used as one of the musical themes for the Olympics in London. I thought the Olympics was a fantastic advert for the best of British and instilled a lot of much needed national pride back into the Country. I was sad to see it finish. Anyway, enough hot air, here it is. :)
http://youtu.be/gfz9Y7LWU30

Really nice, Dave - this has got to be one of the finest songs ever written and you do a great job with it. There are lots of dead celebrities, but John Lennon is one of the only ones that I think might have genuinely made the world a better place if he'd been allowed to live a little longer.

Dougf
08-16-2012, 03:14 PM
Nicely done, Myrna, and I guess we're even now, since your "Chattanooga Choo-choo" is what gave me the idea to do "Blues in the Night" (both Mercer songs).

I think it's also interesting that "Dream" and "I Remember You" both use the I-VII7 chord transition in the opening bars, which I think is at least partly responsible for giving these songs that wistful feeling.


Bonus Track: I Remember You
Dougf's Johnny Mercer song got me thinking about this beautiful song (music by Victor Schertzinger and lyrics by Johnny Mercer). He wrote these words for Judy Garland and presented this song to her the day after she married David Rose. Anyway, I should have been canning my green beans today but I sat down and learned this song instead...

http://youtu.be/HL2nUpxaibs

myrnaukelele
08-16-2012, 03:32 PM
I needed a glass of wine right after recording this, and my heart starts palpitating when I watch it. But I want to tell others who are nervous about posting a video that it's very useful to do so. It's a valuable teaching tool to see yourself play. It's even helping me shake off my pointless perfectionism. There will always be imperfections in performances (this one included!), and discarding good takes in the hope that the next one will be perfect may eventually kill your pleasure in the song.
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I've been waiting for this song all week! SOMEBODY needed to do Mr.Sandman or it wouldn't have been a proper Dream week. Nice rendition Ginny :)

29moons
08-16-2012, 06:14 PM
Here comes the over the top cute factor. My first unsolo video. Have fun and enjoy.


http://youtu.be/dth1HlyjhlI

Dan Uke
08-16-2012, 06:46 PM
That's so awesome!! You should have saved your secret weapon to when their are judges cuz the CUTE FACTOR gets all the votes!! I got 2nd place once due to my cute kids!! It's definitely not my singing and playing skills!! HAHA

UkeyDave
08-16-2012, 08:08 PM
Here comes the over the top cute factor. My first unsolo video. Have fun and enjoy.

That was absolutely delightful. What a great start to the day and it certainly put a smile on my face. I love the seasons. This video is definitely number one for cuteness.

ukuleledaddy
08-17-2012, 05:02 AM
Here comes the over the top cute factor. My first unsolo video. Have fun and enjoy.


http://youtu.be/dth1HlyjhlI

That was great Moons! I see another up and coming seasonist. Those darn wardrobe malfunctions happen constantly at our place too.

ukuleledaddy
08-17-2012, 08:56 AM
Here's my entry. Great theme this week. Hold On Tight by ELO. WARNING: I attempt to sing a verse in French. I'm so sorry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XinuIyenttk&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA&index=1&feature=plcp

ukuleledaddy
08-17-2012, 09:19 AM
Here's my bonus: "Bad Dad" performs Working On A Dream by Bruce Springsteen. I really should pay more attention to my kids.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At2zdiGR0eM

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
08-17-2012, 09:43 AM
Watching the entries today. Great, dreamy stuff, everyone! Getting my usual individual feedback mega-post together as I go, and I took a bonus track break...


http://youtu.be/rznuhNHJuII

GinnyT11
08-17-2012, 10:02 AM
Here comes the over the top cute factor. My first unsolo video. Have fun and enjoy.


http://youtu.be/dth1HlyjhlI


Wow! Very cool---you have your own Tammi Tyrell to sing with you! Great choice of song for the duet, though I don't suppose Indigo knows much about the blues. Pink princesses tend to stay pretty cheerful.

Let me know if this is your first video entry, because that would make you eligible for the Special Award. Indigo would probably enjoy wearing the invisible crown of shining fireflies more than you.


I noticed that your cat is unimpressed by your performance.

leduck
08-17-2012, 10:11 AM
Here's my entry. Great theme this week. Hold On Tight by ELO. WARNING: I attempt to sing a verse in French. I'm so sorry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XinuIyenttk&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA&index=1&feature=plcp
Thanks for this verse in french.
I'll try to find a song for this season... in english.
Really a great theme. I like many entries.

Au boulot, maintenant, il ne me reste plus trop de temps. ( Maybe PeeWee will translate, i don't know the real way to say it in english )

RichM
08-17-2012, 10:19 AM
Wow! Very cool---you have your own Tammi Tyrell to sing with you! Great choice of song for the duet, though I don't suppose Indigo knows much about the blues. Pink princesses tend to stay pretty cheerful.

Let me know if this is your first video entry, because that would make you eligible for the Special Award. Indigo would probably enjoy wearing the invisible crown of shining fireflies more than you.


I noticed that your cat is unimpressed by your performance.

That cat mooned us more than once.

GinnyT11
08-17-2012, 10:19 AM
Here's my entry. Great theme this week. Hold On Tight by ELO. WARNING: I attempt to sing a verse in French. I'm so sorry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XinuIyenttk&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA&index=1&feature=plcp


This had both great strumming and good singing (a good song for your voice). It may be the only song this week that has been done standing (oh wait, elmann was in his garden), and I wonder if that gave it extra energy. Good work!

Your Springsteen bonus had some interesting changes in the dynamic, which are certainly reminiscent of the Boss. Both these numbers worked very well for you. Is your daughter old enough to get her own Dolphin?

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
08-17-2012, 10:20 AM
Another bonus track? Yep, another bonus track...


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

GinnyT11
08-17-2012, 10:24 AM
Watching the entries today. Great, dreamy stuff, everyone! Getting my usual individual feedback mega-post together as I go, and I took a bonus track break...


http://youtu.be/rznuhNHJuII


I was playing this today, singing soulfully to an empty house, but your simple version à la Madame Breen is very nice. I particularly liked the little flourish/adornment between the phrases.


Your other bonus, All I Do Is Dream of You, is surely what you sing to your wife as you leave for work, right? It's a delightful little sugarplum.

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GinnyT11
08-17-2012, 10:26 AM
Thanks for this verse in french.
I'll try to find a song for this season... in english.
Really a great theme. I like many entries.

Au boulot, maintenant, il ne me reste plus trop de temps. ( Maybe PeeWee will translate, i don't know the real way to say it in english )

Translation: At work now, it doesn't last much longer.

But you're playing the uke in your head, right?

GinnyT11
08-17-2012, 10:56 AM
THE PLAYLISTS

Ukuloonie told me how to do this. It's only complicated for a moment, then it's easy.
Please drop me a PM if I've inadvertently failed to connect your song (and mention the post number).

Entry songs (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0A6510A8F0F057CD&feature=view_all)

Bonus songs (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL97B863783371C329&feature=view_all)

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29moons
08-17-2012, 01:15 PM
Yes, this was Indigo's first video. I've been doing the Seasons since the first week.

She surprised us when she started singing along after I started searching for a song on Sunday night. So, she asked if she could be in this weeks video. I was overjoyed.

As I have told others, my cat made a cameow appearance.


Wow! Very cool---you have your own Tammi Tyrell to sing with you! Great choice of song for the duet, though I don't suppose Indigo knows much about the blues. Pink princesses tend to stay pretty cheerful.

Let me know if this is your first video entry, because that would make you eligible for the Special Award. Indigo would probably enjoy wearing the invisible crown of shining fireflies more than you.


I noticed that your cat is unimpressed by your performance.

strumsilly
08-17-2012, 02:08 PM
thanks for keeping the ball rolling Ginny. Really dreamy songs so far, I can't wait to go to dreamland tonight and dream that I can really play the uke, maybe the dream weaver will help.a bonus

http://youtu.be/F942mmPil8c

caukulele
08-17-2012, 03:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3Y-EOVjUkw
Here is my contribution to the 26th Season of the ukulele….Daydream Believer…..Well, this is my very first video ever, and I must say that it is much easier to be behind the camera instead of in front of it. I took Ginny’s advice to heart about trying to shake off my “pointless perfectionism” and decided to jump into the waters… Also, how could I possibly resist such an incredible prize as an invisible crown of shining fireflies! I too need a glass of wine or two to post this…but I did love the challenge of trying to learn a new song in a week, even if I have a ways to go to get it to perfection and hit all the right notes.

strumsilly
08-17-2012, 03:38 PM
way to go- beautiful song, uke ,voice, and most importantly, smile.

mm stan
08-17-2012, 04:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3Y-EOVjUkw
Here is my contribution to the 26th Season of the ukulele….Daydream Believer…..Well, this is my very first video ever, and I must say that it is much easier to be behind the camera instead of in front of it. I took Ginny’s advice to heart about trying to shake off my “pointless perfectionism” and decided to jump into the waters… Also, how could I possibly resist such an incredible prize as an invisible crown of shining fireflies! I too need a glass of wine or two to post this…but I did love the challenge of trying to learn a new song in a week, even if I have a ways to go to get it to perfection and hit all the right notes.
Wow Caukulele,
Beautiful in every perspective..great job...loved it.... your background paintings are awesome too...wow wee
now can anyone tell me where Ginny's video post...I was looking for it and cannot find it.

RichM
08-17-2012, 04:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3Y-EOVjUkw
Here is my contribution to the 26th Season of the ukulele….Daydream Believer…..Well, this is my very first video ever, and I must say that it is much easier to be behind the camera instead of in front of it. I took Ginny’s advice to heart about trying to shake off my “pointless perfectionism” and decided to jump into the waters… Also, how could I possibly resist such an incredible prize as an invisible crown of shining fireflies! I too need a glass of wine or two to post this…but I did love the challenge of trying to learn a new song in a week, even if I have a ways to go to get it to perfection and hit all the right notes.

Lovely! And I love your Compass Rose!

mm stan
08-17-2012, 04:55 PM
[QUOTE=GT3T11;1020273]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lacq0RezQO8&feature=youtu.be

I needed a glass of wine right after recording this, and my heart starts palpitating when I watch it. But I want to tell others who are nervous about posting a video that it's very useful to do so. It's a valuable teaching tool to see yourself play. It's even helping me shake off my pointless perfectionism. There will always be imperfections in performances (this one included!), and discarding good takes in the hope that the next one will be perfect may eventually kill your pleasure in the song.
Aloha Ginny,
I just found your entry...wow my favorite song...you did a great job, and love that wixom of yours....woo hoo loved it girl...

GinnyT11
08-17-2012, 05:07 PM
thanks for keeping the ball rolling Ginny. Really dreamy songs so far, I can't wait to go to dreamland tonight and dream that I can really play the uke, maybe the dream weaver will help.a bonus

http://youtu.be/F942mmPil8c

I thought for a moment that you had taken a job playing for the Wizard of Oz, but I see that you are are open to various fantasy effects. This was really nice, taken at an easy pace. Without any exotic sound swirls behind you (like in the recording), this seems like a classic singer-songwriter number, and your quality performance here would bring in lots of tips in the cafe.


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GinnyT11
08-17-2012, 05:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3Y-EOVjUkw
Here is my contribution to the 26th Season of the ukulele….Daydream Believer…..Well, this is my very first video ever, and I must say that it is much easier to be behind the camera instead of in front of it. I took Ginny’s advice to heart about trying to shake off my “pointless perfectionism” and decided to jump into the waters… Also, how could I possibly resist such an incredible prize as an invisible crown of shining fireflies! I too need a glass of wine or two to post this…but I did love the challenge of trying to learn a new song in a week, even if I have a ways to go to get it to perfection and hit all the right notes.


Yay, Denise! You did great! You have a nice singing voice (which I envy), and I liked how you made the phrasing of the song your own. Your playing was very nice on that wonderful new uke of yours. You may find it easier next time (yes, please come back and play again!) to keep the music sheet to your left, so that when you want to look at the fretboard, it's just a quick glance down. Be of good cheer---your first post was very, very good!

After you've worn your crown for a while, you can hang it on one of your paintings behind you, the ones you use for your avatar.

ukuleledaddy
08-17-2012, 06:19 PM
Another bonus track? Yep, another bonus track...


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

I really love this Ralf! Great slides throughout. What a wonderful song. Thanks!

leduck
08-17-2012, 06:53 PM
Translation: At work now, it doesn't last much longer.

But you're playing the uke in your head, right?

I'll try to make a shot today, maybe with friends. At work now, it doesn't last much longer.

@GT3T11: Many thanks, I really didn't now how to say that.

@caulele: great great voice, I like ! Nice job.

wolfchs
08-17-2012, 07:14 PM
Here's my entry although the video is not perfect cause after I recorded, it lost it's sync-ness when I was playing it back and I don't know how to fix it :( This was my 11th attempt on this song and the only one that I actually finished the whole song plus I wanted to include the actual "rain" sound in the background into the clip. So sorry for the imperfection.
By the way, awesome songs from everyone!!! :o

http://youtu.be/cvHYGXZciuE

29moons
08-17-2012, 07:38 PM
Great version and a beautiful voice. I like the fountain in the back. I strive to be as good a fingerpicker as you. I'm just not that good at which is why I am usually strumming in all my vids. Great job, loved it.




http://youtu.be/cvHYGXZciuE

ukuloonie
08-17-2012, 07:52 PM
very nice singing wolfish
liked it a lot

leduck
08-17-2012, 07:54 PM
Great version and a beautiful voice. I like the fountain in the back. I strive to be as good a fingerpicker as you. I'm just not that good at which is why I am usually strumming in all my vids. Great job, loved it.

Everything is nice. The choice will not be easy....

Hippie Dribble
08-17-2012, 08:03 PM
Here's my entry although the video is not perfect cause after I recorded, it lost it's sync-ness when I was playing it back and I don't know how to fix it :( This was my 11th attempt on this song and the only one that I actually finished the whole song plus I wanted to include the actual "rain" sound in the background into the clip. So sorry for the imperfection.
By the way, awesome songs from everyone!!! :o

http://youtu.be/cvHYGXZciuE
wow, what a stunning vocal wolfy. gorgeous mate. Rumours is in my Top 5 albums of all time and I almost prefer your singing it than Stevie Nicks. Thanks for the chicken skin moment of the week. :)

TCK
08-17-2012, 08:27 PM
Um...holy crap. Sweet baby Jesus this is AWESOME. That is all.
Here's my entry although the video is not perfect cause after I recorded, it lost it's sync-ness when I was playing it back and I don't know how to fix it :( This was my 11th attempt on this song and the only one that I actually finished the whole song plus I wanted to include the actual "rain" sound in the background into the clip. So sorry for the imperfection.
By the way, awesome songs from everyone!!! :o

http://youtu.be/cvHYGXZciuE

TCK
08-17-2012, 08:38 PM
There are no bigger fans of mister Redding than me and the missus...we have every second he ever recorded in constant rotation. Now, we are are newcomers to the seasons,and we both love these for a lot of reasons....but this has got to be the most poignant. Absolutely fantastic...made my day here. You be sure to tell indigo she has new fans here in Cloverdale
Here comes the over the top cute factor. My first unsolo video. Have fun and enjoy.


http://youtu.be/dth1HlyjhlI

chrimess
08-18-2012, 01:41 AM
how I dream Eddie and Sammie could be re-united:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stTJVW_8Az4&list=UUHNBNkCua39fuRdP6F1v-AQ&index=1&feature=plcp

GinnyT11
08-18-2012, 02:56 AM
Here's my entry although the video is not perfect cause after I recorded, it lost it's sync-ness when I was playing it back and I don't know how to fix it :( This was my 11th attempt on this song and the only one that I actually finished the whole song plus I wanted to include the actual "rain" sound in the background into the clip. So sorry for the imperfection.
By the way, awesome songs from everyone!!! :o

http://youtu.be/cvHYGXZciuE


wolfchs, you rocked that song, inside and out!! BeeYOUtiful picking at the beginning, and smooth, elegant singing and strumming. Such a good choice of song for your voice---you could be a Carole King-style balladist. The rain sound was a nice touch. I didn't notice any imperfections because I was absorbed in how well you and your uke and the song were working together. Please, please post more songs!

(The fear of doing a less-than-perfect rendition held me back, and kept me from the fun of having non-critical folks say, "You're doing fine, and you're better than you think you are." I'm hoping to influence others to set that feeling aside because after jumping the hurdle, you actually feel more confident in playing, even imperfectly.)

GinnyT11
08-18-2012, 03:07 AM
how I dream Eddie and Sammie could be re-united:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stTJVW_8Az4&list=UUHNBNkCua39fuRdP6F1v-AQ&index=1&feature=plcp


Nicely done, Christian! It's always good to see a chrimess contribution. It's clear you chose a song you cared about and enjoyed singing, and this was nice blend of picking and strumming. I liked how you slowed the song at the end. Whether it will reunite your rock heroes, who can say? Thank you.

caukulele
08-18-2012, 03:52 AM
Thanks Strumsilly, Stan and Rich M for all your kind words.... Posting took all my courage, but it felt good to challenge myself! I am very lucky to have a beautiful uke that I can grow with.

caukulele
08-18-2012, 03:57 AM
Yay, Denise! You did great! You have a nice singing voice (which I envy), and I liked how you made the phrasing of the song your own. Your playing was very nice on that wonderful new uke of yours. You may find it easier next time (yes, please come back and play again!) to keep the music sheet to your left, so that when you want to look at the fretboard, it's just a quick glance down. Be of good cheer---your first post was very, very good!

After you've worn your crown for a while, you can hang it on one of your paintings behind you, the ones you use for your avatar.

Hey Ginny thanks for the great advice about keeping the music sheet to the left! A very good practical suggestion. I also learned that dogs and recording together don't work that well (even if she is the cutest dog) and having two chiming clocks in the same room (one that chimes every 15 minutes) is definitely not a good idea when one is trying to record something.....dog barking, telephone ringing, doorbell and jack hammer outside..all added to the adventure....

caukulele
08-18-2012, 03:58 AM
Here's my entry although the video is not perfect cause after I recorded, it lost it's sync-ness when I was playing it back and I don't know how to fix it :( This was my 11th attempt on this song and the only one that I actually finished the whole song plus I wanted to include the actual "rain" sound in the background into the clip. So sorry for the imperfection.
By the way, awesome songs from everyone!!! :o

http://youtu.be/cvHYGXZciuE
Great job, loved your playing and voice as well! Thanks so much for sharing.

elmann
08-18-2012, 04:24 AM
Yep, another bonus track...
Mmmh, Ralf, your plastic uke (have the same) seems to sound mellower than mine ... what strings do you use? I put Aquilas on it.

Tootler
08-18-2012, 06:07 AM
Another great collection of songs, there's some really good entries and bonuses for this season. I'm still working on my proper entry for this week. I had just started recording it when there was a ring on the doorbell. It was my wife coming back - she'd forgotten to take her keys with her, so that put it back for now. :wallbash:

It's looking like a last minute entry for this week, well at least a final day entry. :o

Meantime, I found time to catch up with the entries.

@eugene ukulele: Dreams - This song fits your regular style beautifully, Jon. Superb accompaniment as usual. Great stuff.
@myrnaukulele: I Remember You - Lovely laid back version of a great song. Your uke there has a gorgeous sound, myrna.
@UkeyDave: Imagine - Excellent version, really well sung with a suitable accompaniment from your uke. I agree about the Olympics. I was especially pleased with the the success of our cyclists having been a regular cyclist myself some years ago (though not competitive, I hasten to add).
@elmann: Quando, Quando, Quando - Welcome to the seasons, elman. This is an excellent start. I remember the English version, though I forget now who sang it. And now a bonus - La Isla Bonita, A Madonna cover really well done. Look forward to hearing more from you in the future.
@GT3T11: I've got a dream - Glad you posted yourself, Ginny. I know the feeling about being embarrassed by your own efforts, you do get over it after a while and once you have, then you're in a better position to be realistically self critical. No shame in multiple takes either, though you eventually have to accept that that is the best you are going to achieve. Anyway this was nicely done and, I thought suited your voice.
@29moons: I've got dreams - You've definitely won with the cute factor there. Seriously, she did a good job in spite of a certain amount of feline distraction. An excellent choice of song as well
@ukuleledaddy: Hold on Tight - Good job on a good song, I always liked ELO. Working on a dream - excellent choice of bonus. I notice you had to obey a summons at the end. Been there!
@TheOnlyUkeThatMatters: Over the Rainbow - I'm glad you didn't try to copy Iz's version. Much better to make it your own as you have. All I do is dream of you, taking the tempo up a little, a nice contrast.
@strumsilly: Dreamweaver - Well sung and I liked the song. Not one I'm familiar with. Liked the FX on the video too.
@cauker: Daydream Believer - I wondered if someone would do this one. Well sung and nice sounding uke.
@wolfchs: Dreams - This Fleetwood Mac song is one of my favourite of theirs. You have really done it justice here and what's better, you've made it your own. I've had that problem with the sync going out. The way I found to correct it was to extract the audio and use the video editor to reposition it and mute the audio on the original video.
@chrimess: You've done a great job on this one.

23skidoo
08-18-2012, 06:10 AM
Here's my entry although the video is not perfect cause after I recorded, it lost it's sync-ness when I was playing it back and I don't know how to fix it :( This was my 11th attempt on this song and the only one that I actually finished the whole song plus I wanted to include the actual "rain" sound in the background into the clip. So sorry for the imperfection.
By the way, awesome songs from everyone!!! :o
http://youtu.be/cvHYGXZciuE

doesn't get much better than that - this is really lovely.... can't believe it took all week for someone to put this song up - this was the first tune I thought of when I saw the theme, but I didn't want to butcher it. Thanks for this beautiful rendition.....

janeray1940
08-18-2012, 06:13 AM
Really letting all perfectionist tendencies go; mistakes, I've made a few.

If I was a singer, I would sing the word "dream" in this one - as in, Mister Sandman, bring me one:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlSbGy6DbY4

janeray1940
08-18-2012, 06:19 AM
I just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed this week's theme, Ginny, thanks for, errrrrr... dreaming it up. So many of my favorite songs were covered here. Nice work, all. Keep on dreamin'!

Dan Uke
08-18-2012, 06:43 AM
Really letting all perfectionist tendencies go; mistakes, I've made a few.

If I was a singer, I would sing the word "dream" in this one - as in, Mister Sandman, bring me one:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlSbGy6DbY4

That was dreamy!!

ukuleledaddy
08-18-2012, 06:44 AM
how I dream Eddie and Sammie could be re-united:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stTJVW_8Az4&list=UUHNBNkCua39fuRdP6F1v-AQ&index=1&feature=plcp

I also thought of doing this song. When I tried it out it just didn't sound right. This sounds really good, especially the intro and the break towards the end. Superb. I loved Sammy with VH but I miss his Montrose days even more.

janeray1940
08-18-2012, 06:46 AM
That was dreamy!!

Mahalo nongdam :)

myrnaukelele
08-18-2012, 07:01 AM
Ginny - I didn't have time to learn "I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night" - but in light of the tragic deaths of striking workers at the platinum mines in South Africa I thought this song should be included in Dream week.

http://youtu.be/f_yC4ffyGiw

23skidoo
08-18-2012, 07:08 AM
As others have said, this is great theme, Ginny - broad enough to appeal to everyone and an amazing pool of tunes to pull from. Thoroughly enjoying all the entries and bonuses.....

Here's a quick bonus for you, folks.... got another one up my sleeve, if I get time to record it......


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

GinnyT11
08-18-2012, 07:57 AM
Really letting all perfectionist tendencies go; mistakes, I've made a few.

If I was a singer, I would sing the word "dream" in this one - as in, Mister Sandman, bring me one:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlSbGy6DbY4


Yum---that is delicious, Janeray! Your fingerstyle playing is thoughtful and elegant, and that DaSilva uke is a beauty to see and hear. I'm glad that peewee convinced you to post a video a few weeks back, because your style is a pleasure to have here.

I've enjoyed the theme too. I had something else in mind, but the day before my Season started, it came to me. Then, I couldn't get out of my head Dream Lover and one other song that I hope will appear soon.

GinnyT11
08-18-2012, 08:00 AM
Ginny - I didn't have time to learn "I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night" - but in light of the tragic deaths of striking workers at the platinum mines in South Africa I thought this song should be included in Dream week.


Thanks for the Pete Seeger. You're right, it's a good reply to that event.

GinnyT11
08-18-2012, 08:07 AM
As others have said, this is great theme, Ginny - broad enough to appeal to everyone and an amazing pool of tunes to pull from. Thoroughly enjoying all the entries and bonuses.....

Here's a quick bonus for you, folks.... got another one up my sleeve, if I get time to record it......


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


You have such smoothness and ease in both your strumming and your singing that you belong in a recording studio, and I like the one you have at home. VERY nice bonus number.

Want to try to do The Impossible Dream? Or is it better to call it a day and hit The Possible Dram in the liquor cabinet?