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Hippie Dribble
08-17-2012, 01:26 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr1hU369T14

please note: I do not own the copyright to this song nor is it a commercial performance. these are merely the fruitless rock star posturings of a hapless wannabe (anyway, the money has already been spirited away to a specially designated Swiss bank account) :p

uke4ia
08-17-2012, 02:49 AM
You've changed, man! You used to be all about the music! It's like I don't even KNOW you anymore!

:smileybounce:

Hippie Dribble
08-17-2012, 02:57 AM
You've changed, man! You used to be all about the music! It's like I don't even KNOW you anymore!

:smileybounce:
ha ha Jim LOL!!!! Hey man, what's the sweat, talk to my manager baby :cool:

Trinimon
08-17-2012, 03:06 AM
Haha, never heard that song in my life. JK. Well done as usual.

pootsie
08-17-2012, 03:08 AM
Very nicely done.
My son is making me do that song with him ... and I love it.

GinnyT11
08-17-2012, 03:08 AM
Delightful! You're very good with that swinging rhythm, and I hope you'll do more of the modern "dance tunes" like this.

23skidoo
08-17-2012, 03:26 AM
go on, take the money and run.....hoo hoo hoo.....:D

As the guilty pleasure Season showed, there's nothing wrong with playing these songs that most folks are tired of hearing. To be honest, your cover made me realize it's not that bad a tune, I'm just over-saturated with it..... I get hooked on playing pop format radio songs from time to time, especially if I can do something that I really like to make it my own. The last one was 'Wonderwall' by Oasis - actually a really great song..... not so much the lyrics, but the changes and melody..... might have to record it and do some selling out myself.....

TCK
08-17-2012, 03:39 AM
Hat is off- that was gold! I think it ought to be a season. Everyone doing the same song...all week.
This is a beaut Jon

vanflynn
08-17-2012, 03:48 AM
Best version of that song yet. I was trying to find your teenie bopper fan club website but can't find it.

UkeyDave
08-17-2012, 03:53 AM
Who is this Jason Meeraz anyway? I bet whoever he is, he can't play a Uke anywhere near as good as Eugene Ukulele ;)

stevepetergal
08-17-2012, 04:34 AM
Eugene, only you could make this song so fresh and fun again. Your videos are my absolute favorites.
(I think you're the main reason I don't record!)

The Big Kahuna
08-17-2012, 05:15 AM
I love Eugene. He looks like a happy little Tasmanian axe murderer.

OldePhart
08-17-2012, 06:15 AM
Who is this Jason Meeraz anyway? I bet whoever he is, he can't play a Uke anywhere near as good as Eugene Ukulele ;):agree:

Beat me to it...

Teek
08-17-2012, 07:48 AM
I couldn't find the link to buy your MP3, is it on iTunes yet..? I want it!

didgeridoo2
08-17-2012, 08:01 AM
Sorry, Jon. I'm just too cool to tell you how good I thought that was. :cool:

ItsMrPitchy
08-17-2012, 01:12 PM
Awesome cover you sure made it your own.

kaizersoza
08-17-2012, 01:34 PM
great cover as usual Jon, loved Kahuna's description of you lol

mm stan
08-17-2012, 01:56 PM
Aloha Bruddah Eugene,
Great job....sounds awesome...and that Rasta man cap..too cool...you know In hawaiian PONO means excellent and rightousness.. you seem to be just that...
keep um coming you tasmanian ukulele wildman...Happy strummings..

Camsuke
08-17-2012, 02:10 PM
Well covered mate, just proves one thing, a pro can always breathe new life into a tune that may have become a touch commercialised.

Hippie Dribble
08-17-2012, 03:43 PM
Haha, never heard that song in my life. JK. Well done as usual.
he he...thanks Carlton, mahalos mate

Very nicely done.
My son is making me do that song with him ... and I love it.
cheers pootsie!

Delightful! You're very good with that swinging rhythm, and I hope you'll do more of the modern "dance tunes" like this.
hi Ginny, thanks for your comment mate. I agree, I think that the swing style is the natural kind of way my playing tends to gravitate. I look out for some more dancey numbers!

Hat is off- that was gold! I think it ought to be a season. Everyone doing the same song...all week.
This is a beaut Jon
well Lefty, this one was a tad late for Guilty Pleasures week but that's where it should have gone. And yeah, it's inevitable, same song all week... bring it on

Best version of that song yet. I was trying to find your teenie bopper fan club website but can't find it.
thanks Jim, much appreciated brother.

Who is this Jason Meeraz anyway? I bet whoever he is, he can't play a Uke anywhere near as good as Eugene Ukulele ;)
ha ha...cheers Dave. All jokes aside I think Jason Mraz is an incredibly talented songwriter with a totally amazing voice. He's a serious muso with some pretty hefty chops and at home with pop, jazz, r & b, he can pretty much do it all.

Hippie Dribble
08-17-2012, 03:51 PM
go on, take the money and run.....hoo hoo hoo.....:D

As the guilty pleasure Season showed, there's nothing wrong with playing these songs that most folks are tired of hearing. To be honest, your cover made me realize it's not that bad a tune, I'm just over-saturated with it..... I get hooked on playing pop format radio songs from time to time, especially if I can do something that I really like to make it my own. The last one was 'Wonderwall' by Oasis - actually a really great song..... not so much the lyrics, but the changes and melody..... might have to record it and do some selling out myself.....
I've always been a sucker for pop music Bill...from The Monkees, Archies and onwards. Something about a catchy melody that hooks me everytime. Actually the main reason I went and recorded this yesterday was in response to a thread that was on 'Uke Talk' last week about songs that are over-rated on the ukulele. It turned into a bash Train and Jason Mraz kinda thing and I thought well, songs become popular for a reason...the reason so many people have taken this one to heart is because, when you strip everything away, it's a sweet song...catchy as a cold in Winter and some pretty genuine heartfelt lyrics. Can't say the Train song can hold a candle to this one lyrically, but as a piece of pop music it does the job too. Anyway, this is my protest I guess. There's room at the table for this stuff in my world for sure.

Hippie Dribble
08-17-2012, 04:00 PM
Eugene, only you could make this song so fresh and fun again. Your videos are my absolute favorites.
(I think you're the main reason I don't record!)
thanks a lot Steve, that's such a nice comment mate, cheers

I love Eugene. He looks like a happy little Tasmanian axe murderer.
he he BigK...man you make me laugh. Be wary of dem quiet smiley dudes

:agree:

Beat me to it...
thanks for chiming in brother John

I couldn't find the link to buy your MP3, is it on iTunes yet..? I want it!
MP3? iTunes? That's computer stuff right? I'm still back with cassettes and vinyl mate!!!!! Thanks a lot for chiming in Teek, I really appreciate it

Sorry, Jon. I'm just too cool to tell you how good I thought that was. :cool:
he he, thanks Jeff, just between you and me brother!

Awesome cover you sure made it your own.
cheers MrP, thanks for the kind words mate

great cover as usual Jon, loved Kahuna's description of you lol
thanks Rich. Yeah, da BigK has made my keyboard wear lots of cups of coffee lately too...

Aloha Bruddah Eugene,
Great job....sounds awesome...and that Rasta man cap..too cool...you know In hawaiian PONO means excellent and rightousness.. you seem to be just that...
keep um coming you tasmanian ukulele wildman...Happy strummings..
Blessings Bruddah Stan...the beanie mate...precious stuff eh...one day we will get a hoto of us together with our matching beanies

Well covered mate, just proves one thing, a pro can always breathe new life into a tune that may have become a touch commercialised.
thanks heaps Cam. I appreciate the compliment brother though I am very much an amateur. But I agree with you mate, there's always room for a new take on an old chestnut!

Jnobianchi
08-17-2012, 06:23 PM
As I said over on YouTube, you should sell out more often. Wow. This is easily the first time I've really HEARD the lyrics. In your hands, its fresh and a great tune. Wonderful job!!

wolfchs
08-17-2012, 07:18 PM
Soooo when's the new CD coming out?? hehehe :o

UkuEroll
08-18-2012, 01:42 AM
Great tune, easy to play but not so easy to sing, you made it YOURS. Fantastic as alway Jon.

Gmoney
08-18-2012, 03:29 AM
Sell out!? Never let it be said! Now you have to do Train's "Soul Sister" or you haven't done justice to this generation's "Tiptoe...".

LOVE your music, brother! You never cease to entertain & as usual, your "covers" are as original as the original! Thank you for sharing your life with us through your music.

Mahalo!