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TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
09-26-2012, 04:37 PM
Here are links to the CONTEST ENTRIES PLAYLIST (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2xGE5eN6diFzGgCmecycW9mtDRarrd67) and the BONUS TRACKS PLAYLIST (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2xGE5eN6diG322Jhc2Oa35NPRjf564S-).

HOW TO VOTE:

Watch your fellow Seasonistas' videos on the contest playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2xGE5eN6diFzGgCmecycW9mtDRarrd67).
Make a list of every Seasonista you would approve of winning a prize this week. Your list can be as short or as long as you like. You may use UU usernames or youtube usernames, whichever is convenient.
Send me your list in a UU private message before 11:59 pm (Hawaii time) Sunday, October 14.
Once I've received your list, you're eligible to win.


YOU'RE UP...

If you want to sing a song with thousands of other people here in the States, there's only one place to go---a baseball game. With major league baseball's regular season ending this week and the play-offs beginning, it's the perfect time for us to enjoy that classic melody of the diamond, "Take Me Out To The Ball Game". For all of us to enjoy it, that is. Your challenge this Season is to perform "Take Me Out To The Ball Game".

RULES

1. Make a video of you, your ukulele, and anyone who'd like to join you on any instrument performing "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" and post it to this thread. Your video must

feature you and your uke front and center,
contain a mention of the "33rd Season of the Ukulele",
be a single take (not necessarily your first take, but no editing or multi-tracking), and
be submitted before the deadline, 11:59 p.m. Hawaii time Sunday October 7th.


2. To be eligible to win, you must participate in the election of the winners.
(Yep, I'm trying to get all the U.S. Seasonistas into the voting habit before this fall's election.)

PRIZES


a black and white plastic ukulele (I'll try to post a demo before winners choose prizes)
Jumpin' Jim's Ukulele Gems (a terrific collection of classic songs, all with great uke arrangements)
a pack of Ko'olau ukulele strings (so nice)


BONUS TRACKS

I encourage you to submit as many sports-related bonus tracks as you'd like. Songs about sports, songs with sports metaphors, songs sung at sporting events, jock jams, etc. will all work. As long as it's clear to your fellow Seasonistas that your bonus track has something to do with sports, it's welcome.

ELECTING WINNERS

You'll be electing this week's winners next week by sending me a private message with your list of every participant you would approve of winning. Yep, you can vote for everyone whose performance(s) and/or personality you deem worthy of a prize this week. Remember, if you don't vote, you can't win. Voting begins with the deadline for entries, and ends one week later.

The person with the most votes gets her or his choice of the prizes, the person with the second most votes gets second choice. Third place gets the remaining prize. (Any ties will be broken by pulling names out of a baseball cap.)

THOUGHTS & RESOURCES

There are many versions of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" online. Look around and find one that works for you. (This is a great song to transpose to a key that works for your voice. If you need help transposing, let me know.)
You can download a PDF of the original sheet music (hurray, public domain!) from the Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music (a terrific resource) via this link (http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/levy-cgi/datastream.cgi?id=027.125a;type=pdf).

chrimess
09-26-2012, 05:03 PM
Ouch, and I'll be in Mexico on business...

ukuleledaddy
09-26-2012, 05:18 PM
Can't wait Ralf!

Dan Uke
09-26-2012, 06:20 PM
Hint????

I heard Good Time on the way home from work and the first thought was RALF!!!

I love listening to the radio these days and remembering the seasonista who performed the song! It's sad to admit but I started listening to pop songs again instead of sports radio!! LOL

krabbers
09-27-2012, 02:26 AM
i wish i had been involved earlier, i have had things going on and fell out of the loop a bit, looking forward to the 33

000Kanaka000
09-27-2012, 02:42 AM
Ouch, and I'll be in Mexico on business...

I'll be in Puerto Rico saturday but will be back Sunday afternoon.

Wongo
09-28-2012, 11:19 PM
Really hoping I can get my act together for this one

barefootgypsy
09-29-2012, 01:18 AM
Looking forward to it.....

glass
09-29-2012, 10:09 AM
Can't wait

pootsie
09-29-2012, 10:22 AM
Tick tock ...
I want to enter again. You guys are fun to hang with

Dan Uke
09-29-2012, 05:57 PM
Is it Sat evening yet? Ralf, are you going by Hawaiian time? LOL

caroljean
09-29-2012, 06:01 PM
I am on the edge of my seat, refreshing. :-)

pootsie
09-29-2012, 06:24 PM
I'm F5ing too. The anticipation is killing me

peewee
09-29-2012, 06:43 PM
I woke up at dawn this morning having had a dream in which the theme for week 33 was revealed to me!

If the theme is Freedom Rock (http://vimeo.com/12243817), I am a psychic visionary, and I'll be doing "Keep on Rocking in the Free World".

pootsie
09-29-2012, 06:45 PM
Turn it up, man!
(did not have to watch the video to pull up that quote.)

thesillydave
09-29-2012, 07:31 PM
ralf! how's things in the north by northwest land? hope all is swell with you and yours...oh, by the way...
theme!!?? chompin' at the bit..as is said here in the south! ha! cheers brother!

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
09-29-2012, 08:35 PM
Y'all are up to bat... contest details are in the original post.

ukuloonie
09-29-2012, 08:37 PM
you rock Ralf thanks

JerBear
09-29-2012, 08:39 PM
I love this week. I LOVE THIS WEEK.

...wonder if I can be heard over the cars on the street to film near the ballpark..

peewee
09-29-2012, 08:57 PM
Argh, I'm not a psychic visionary..

great one Ralf!
Here's an improved link to the sheet music you mentioned, hopefully.
http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/levy-cgi/datastream.cgi?id=027.125a;type=pdf

And here's a good version to emulate: http://youtu.be/H16vDiX_PCo

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
09-29-2012, 09:11 PM
Argh, I'm not a psychic visionary..

great one Ralf!
Here's an improved link to the sheet music you mentioned, hopefully.
http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/levy-cgi/datastream.cgi?id=027.125a;type=pdf

And here's a good version to emulate: http://youtu.be/H16vDiX_PCo

Thanks, peewee! I fixed the bad link in the OP, too.

Oh, harp. Ah, Harpo. Beautiful. Gracias.

Ukeval
09-29-2012, 09:30 PM
Well, following Winston Churchill, for me : No sport!
Again not for me this season. I hope the next one theme I can participate... Have fun all !

peewee
09-29-2012, 09:32 PM
Allez, Val, it makes a pretty instrumental: http://youtu.be/EmpZ0hEdQ3o

http://youtu.be/CW9QTaqaLM0

Tootler
09-30-2012, 01:44 AM
Allez, Val, it makes a pretty instrumental: http://youtu.be/EmpZ0hEdQ3o

http://youtu.be/CW9QTaqaLM0

Not familiar with it so I looked it up and it is a rather pretty waltz. Ralf has provided a link to the original sheet music in the first page and a Google search found other links to notation.

Is overdubbing allowed? I'm not much good on tunes on the uke but I could do the tune on another instrument backed by uke. (10 hole moothie no good because of all the accidentals) I thought I might try that if I can find time to set it up and manage to practice enough to get up to standard.

caroljean
09-30-2012, 04:06 AM
This will take some homework and creativity, but I am so glad I don't have to spend the next few days worrying that someone is going to do my song before I get to it. :-)

wee_ginga_yin
09-30-2012, 05:24 AM
Betty Boop at the ballgame.... sorry but when it comes to the rules Baseball
it is as confusing to me, as cricket must be for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMtxehXy6PA

GinnyT11
09-30-2012, 05:33 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kQ83_4RdkA


Here's Goofy, demonstrating how to play baseball. I hope it clears things up for you, Rob.

Garydavkra
09-30-2012, 05:37 AM
[QUOTE=wee_ginga_yin;1059900]Betty Boop at the ballgame.... sorry but when it comes to the rules Baseball
it is as confusing to me, as cricket must be for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMtxehXy6PA[/QUOT

Cool! Now that was refreshing. :D

Dan Uke
09-30-2012, 06:06 AM
I wonder if they allow ukes into ballparks? If Dodgers or Angels make up ground real quickly, more motivation to go.

ksiegel
09-30-2012, 06:15 AM
At least we don't have to watch a baseball game!

I went to one when I was 11 (Mets vs. Phillies, at the Spectrum), dragged along by my cousin and uncle on a Lions Club outing...

I've had more fun watching and discussing paint drying.

I'll see what I can do... I need to find a recording of the verse melody, since I can't read music.


-Kurt

wee_ginga_yin
09-30-2012, 06:18 AM
Here's Goofy, demonstrating how to play baseball. I hope it clears things up for you, Rob.

Yes but what I want to know where are the silly mid-on and the long leg fielders.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9a/Cricket_fielding_positions2.svg/448px-Cricket_fielding_positions2.svg.png

barefootgypsy
09-30-2012, 06:24 AM
This will take some homework and creativity, but I am so glad I don't have to spend the next few days worrying that someone is going to do my song before I get to it. :-) Yep - been there, done that......!

wee_ginga_yin
09-30-2012, 06:35 AM
Yes but what I want to know where are the silly mid-on and the long leg fielders.


The English are so cool calm and collected when it comes to cricket commentaries, but there is one classic
broadcast where two famous sports commentators Aggers&Johnston completely loose it on air in the
infamous "leg-over" incident.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsVTpX7LdZQ

GinnyT11
09-30-2012, 06:40 AM
Yes but what I want to know where are the silly mid-on and the long leg fielders.


Ha! I think I'd like to meet some of the Fine Leg fielders.

~dave~~wave~
09-30-2012, 07:30 AM
The English are so cool calm and collected when it comes to cricket commentaries, but there is one classic
broadcast where two famous sports commentators Aggers&Johnston completely loose it on air in the
infamous "leg-over" incident.



"...contains content from EMI, who has blocked it in your country (US) on copyright grounds."

B*st*rds

wee_ginga_yin
09-30-2012, 07:58 AM
"...contains content from EMI, who has blocked it in your country (US) on copyright grounds."

B*st*rds

It is a classic where Johnston the perfect english gentleman almost collapses in hysterics.
It might even be better without the visuals and can be found on the BBC at

http://www.radioacademy.org/hall-of-fame-member/brian-johnston/

Click on the link and scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will find it there.

pootsie
09-30-2012, 09:13 AM
Well, following Winston Churchill, for me : No sport!
Again not for me this season. I hope the next one theme I can participate... Have fun all !

Yeah, I'm with you. Great chocie, Ralf, but I am not going to be able to pull this one off. I'm really hoping a season comes up that fits one of the songs I've been working on, since it takes my nUUbier hands a while to figure out a new song :(

I look forward to what you all come up with, though.

Dan Uke
09-30-2012, 09:43 AM
Hey guys

I am not sure why we need to say we are not participating? At the same time, we don't all go out say we are participating.

The host will figure out who's in and out

Garydavkra
09-30-2012, 09:45 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMMfMNBVTXU&feature=plcp
Here is my entry. Short and sweet. Well, short anyway.

UkeyDave
09-30-2012, 10:52 AM
Here's my first entry. What a great season. I love the seasons. Love it love it love it. Of course being from Blighty we play the beautiful game here so you have the pleasure of me in my footy teams colours. I had to look this song up as I wasn't familiar with the title but once I'd looked it up I recognised it as soon as I heard it. I'm sure my nan used to sing it way back when. I already have my all time favourite football anthem in mind as my bonus. Looking forward to all the different takes on one song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXoqLrrn8tw&feature=youtu.be

barefootgypsy
09-30-2012, 01:41 PM
Here's my first entry. What a great season. I love the seasons. Love it love it love it. Of course being from Blighty we play the beautiful game here so you have the pleasure of me in my footy teams colours. I had to look this song up as I wasn't familiar with the title but once I'd looked it up I recognised it as soon as I heard it. I'm sure my nan used to sing it way back when. I already have my all time favourite football anthem in mind as my bonus. Looking forward to all the different takes on one song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXoqLrrn8tw&feature=youtu.be I don't know this song at all...you put it over well! Nice one!

erivel
09-30-2012, 01:43 PM
Here's my entry. Never played it before, so it was a fun one to learn!


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

barefootgypsy
09-30-2012, 01:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMMfMNBVTXU&feature=plcp
Here is my entry. Short and sweet. Well, short anyway.That made me chuckle! And I love the fingerstyle playing - well done!

barefootgypsy
09-30-2012, 01:46 PM
Here's my entry. Never played it before, so it was a fun one to learn!
Beautiful playing there - and I love the kazoo!

filipinouker
09-30-2012, 02:00 PM
As i have decided not to post a video for this season (I don't think i can do "Take Me to the Ball Game" any justice or give it a creative twist :( ), I will sit back, relax, and have fun listening to those who will post videos and try my best to leave comments :)




Here is my entry. Short and sweet. Well, short anyway.

That was indeed short but very sweet and lovely! I think that's how i would have played/sung it!



Here's my first entry. What a great season. I love the seasons. Love it love it love it. Of course being from Blighty we play the beautiful game here so you have the pleasure of me in my footy teams colours.

I enjoyed listening to that! Your accent gives it a really cheerful feel! For some reason, i feel like enjoying a chilled pear cider and singing along with you! :D



Here's my entry. Never played it before, so it was a fun one to learn!

I think that the kazoo goes really well with the uke and perfect for that song! Fun fun fun!

UkeyDave
09-30-2012, 02:20 PM
As i have decided not to post a video for this season (I don't think i can do "Take Me to the Ball Game" any justice or give it a creative twist :( ), I will sit back, relax, and have fun listening to those who will post videos and try my best to leave comments :)


I enjoyed listening to that! Your accent gives it a really cheerful feel! For some reason, i feel like enjoying a chilled pear cider and singing along with you! :D



Thank you very much Fillpinouker - and mine's a pint of Best Bitter please. I'm sure this tune must have been sung in a few English Pubs over the years. Can't wait to do my bonus track.

Garydavkra
09-30-2012, 02:28 PM
[QUOTE=UkeyDave;1060049]Here's my first entry. What a great season. I love the seasons. Love it love it love it. Of course being from Blighty we play the beautiful game here so you have the pleasure of me in my footy teams colours. I had to look this song up as I wasn't familiar with the title but once I'd looked it up I recognised it as soon as I heard it. I'm sure my nan used to sing it way back when. I already have my all time favourite football anthem in mind as my bonus. Looking forward to all the different takes on one song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXoqLrrn8tw&feature=youtu.be[/QUOTE

That was great UkeyDave! Are you sure you're not American?

Garydavkra
09-30-2012, 02:31 PM
Here's my entry. Never played it before, so it was a fun one to learn!


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

That was great Eric. I liked the kazoo also.

Garydavkra
09-30-2012, 02:34 PM
That made me chuckle! And I love the fingerstyle playing - well done!

Thanks! It made me a little hungry and I'm glad you got a chuckle out of it, Barefootgypsy.

Garydavkra
09-30-2012, 02:42 PM
[QUOTE=filipinouker;1060139]As i have decided not to post a video for this season (I don't think i can do "Take Me to the Ball Game" any justice or give it a creative twist :( ), I will sit back, relax, and have fun listening to those who will post videos and try my best to leave comments :)




That was indeed short but very sweet and lovely! I think that's how i would have played/sung it!

Thanks filipinouker!

JerBear
09-30-2012, 05:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMMfMNBVTXU&feature=plcp
Here is my entry. Short and sweet. Well, short anyway.

Nicely done. Made me want to grab some crackerjacks, myself.


Here's my first entry. What a great season. I love the seasons. Love it love it love it. Of course being from Blighty we play the beautiful game here so you have the pleasure of me in my footy teams colours. I had to look this song up as I wasn't familiar with the title but once I'd looked it up I recognised it as soon as I heard it. I'm sure my nan used to sing it way back when. I already have my all time favourite football anthem in mind as my bonus. Looking forward to all the different takes on one song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXoqLrrn8tw&feature=youtu.be

Well done. I agree about the cheery feel.


Here's my entry. Never played it before, so it was a fun one to learn!

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

love the kazoo, and your rendition.

JerBear
09-30-2012, 05:35 PM
I love baseball, and baseball songs. Working on learning Take Me Out, but I also started poking around for bonus songs.

The links below are some of my favorite baseball songs, but using google to find chords was pretty much a bust. So, dropping them here a) for others enjoyment and b) in case anyone wants to see if they can figure one of them out for their bonus.

Talkin' Baseball (Willie, Mickey and the Duke) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWKA9Zi5-_Y

Say Hey! Willie Mays - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH6fUdncWkY

Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-7Ac2LVVYU

Hippie Dribble
09-30-2012, 06:35 PM
Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-7Ac2LVVYU

wow what an amazing song!!!! Very very cool :cool:

Dan Uke
09-30-2012, 07:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMMfMNBVTXU&feature=plcp
Here is my entry. Short and sweet. Well, short anyway.

That was funny...nice

Dan Uke
09-30-2012, 07:47 PM
Here's my first entry. What a great season. I love the seasons. Love it love it love it. Of course being from Blighty we play the beautiful game here so you have the pleasure of me in my footy teams colours. I had to look this song up as I wasn't familiar with the title but once I'd looked it up I recognised it as soon as I heard it. I'm sure my nan used to sing it way back when. I already have my all time favourite football anthem in mind as my bonus. Looking forward to all the different takes on one song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXoqLrrn8tw&feature=youtu.be

I like the fact you added a little extra at the end to make it unique.

Dan Uke
09-30-2012, 07:49 PM
Here's my entry. Never played it before, so it was a fun one to learn!


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

Nice gear!! You and Weerpool are my favorite style of players...at least until you played the kazoo!! J/K Another solid performance.

erivel
09-30-2012, 08:00 PM
Mahalos for the kind words ya'll! Now to think of a bonus song...hmmm. I promise there won't be a kazoo involved!

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
09-30-2012, 09:10 PM
Ah, a great first day! We learned more about both baseball and cricket, and three great versions of TMOTTBG have us off and running. Woohoo!

I'm a busy bee this week, so y'all will get individual feedback at the end of the contest. I'll be sure to update the playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2xGE5eN6diFzGgCmecycW9mtDRarrd67) (which you can also find in the original post) nightly.

thesillydave
09-30-2012, 09:39 PM
1908 version of the classic song


http://youtu.be/0mtmP62H5Q4

thanks ralf! makes me want to visit my little sister in san francisco, catch a game, eat some garlic fries...i do so love october baseball!

erivel
09-30-2012, 10:02 PM
1908 version of the classic song


http://youtu.be/0mtmP62H5Q4

thanks ralf! makes me want to visit my little sister in san francisco, catch a game, eat some garlic fries...i do so love october baseball!

Oh that was great! I read the lyrics to this version many years ago, but never heard it until I just saw your video. I always wondered how it was supposed to go. Thanks for doing this version!!

filipinouker
09-30-2012, 11:36 PM
1908 version of the classic song

Listening to your version was a great start to my day! I liked the jazzy-sounding chords - where did you get the chords for this particular version? You have made me want to learn this song now - but i doubt i can strum as well as you have!

krabbers
10-01-2012, 02:44 AM
Thank you very much Fillpinouker - and mine's a pint of Best Bitter please. I'm sure this tune must have been sung in a few English Pubs over the years. Can't wait to do my bonus track.
i think this song may have been sung in english pubs during the war in the 40's..but i cant say i have ever heard it, the seasons have given me some new enthusiasm in posting videos, but this week my heart sank when i saw the challenge, no offence indended, i just cant stand sport songs, chants or anthems, so this week i will take a sickie. good luck everyone....i'm off to find a hot dog vendor....veggie of course.

23skidoo
10-01-2012, 03:25 AM
not much of a baseball fan, but I'll give it a shot..... was a huge Braves fan as a kid here in Atlanta back in the 80's - and those of you who know about baseball will understand why I gave up on my team and the sport in general about 1988..... couldn't even get excited when they started winning in the 90's. I remember going to games at Fulton County Stadium in the early 80's when there would be 2-3,000 folks scattered around the stands.... Ted Turner would get on the PA and personally thank people for coming.... the lean years, for sure.

I am, however, a huge soccer fan. Krabbers - I envy you your easy access to real football matches, though I understand why you're not a fan. I think if I lived over there, I wouldn't enjoy watching it on television nearly so much..... in the U.S., we're not bombarded with the culture, gossip, 'news', and insanity that seems to spoil it for so many rational Europeans..... it's just a pleasant diversion for us.....

Here's a recycled bonus about the greatest living futbolista....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62DsjfDk4TA

bbbannister
10-01-2012, 03:37 AM
Ok this is a very UK centric question, I know peanuts, but what on earth is Cracker Jack?

BB

BTW Ukeydave, I loved the cockney version - Rule Britannia :-)

ksiegel
10-01-2012, 03:50 AM
You know, they make stuff you can rub into your skin to get rid of that rash...

But that was a great job! Nice, smooth, and far more interesting than a baseball game.


-Kurt


1908 version of the classic song


http://youtu.be/0mtmP62H5Q4

thanks ralf! makes me want to visit my little sister in san francisco, catch a game, eat some garlic fries...i do so love october baseball!

caukulele
10-01-2012, 03:54 AM
Silllydave, this was a great, whimsical version. Loved it....lots of fun.

caukulele
10-01-2012, 03:56 AM
Here's my entry. Never played it before, so it was a fun one to learn!


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

Eric, lots of fun with the Kazoo added in.

ksiegel
10-01-2012, 04:03 AM
Cracker Jack is a trademark for a caramel-coated popcorn and peanut snack. I don't know if it was trademarked at the time the song was written (1908), but it is now.

The box usually has a small packet containing a real cheap toy, which has given rise to the derogatory (albeit often true) comment "Where did you get your driver's license? A Cracker Jack box?"

Here's the Wikipedia entry. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cracker_Jack)


Ok this is a very UK centric question, I know peanuts, but what on earth is Cracker Jack?

BB

BTW Ukeydave, I loved the cockney version - Rule Britannia :-)

GaryC1968
10-01-2012, 04:09 AM
1908 version of the classic song


http://youtu.be/0mtmP62H5Q4

thanks ralf! makes me want to visit my little sister in san francisco, catch a game, eat some garlic fries...i do so love october baseball!


That was excellent! You don't hear the full version of the song very often. Well done!

UkeyDave
10-01-2012, 04:16 AM
not much of a baseball fan, but I'll give it a shot..... was a huge Braves fan as a kid here in Atlanta back in the 80's - and those of you who know about baseball will understand why I gave up on my team and the sport in general about 1988..... couldn't even get excited when they started winning in the 90's. I remember going to games at Fulton County Stadium in the early 80's when there would be 2-3,000 folks scattered around the stands.... Ted Turner would get on the PA and personally thank people for coming.... the lean years, for sure.

I am, however, a huge soccer fan. Krabbers - I envy you your easy access to real football matches, though I understand why you're not a fan. I think if I lived over there, I wouldn't enjoy watching it on television nearly so much..... in the U.S., we're not bombarded with the culture, gossip, 'news', and insanity that seems to spoil it for so many rational Europeans..... it's just a pleasant diversion for us.....

Here's a recycled bonus about the greatest living futbolista....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62DsjfDk4TA

Fantastic. Loved it skidoo and yes Messi is indeed the master. Not one player can come close.

UkeyDave
10-01-2012, 04:18 AM
Ok this is a very UK centric question, I know peanuts, but what on earth is Cracker Jack?

BB

BTW Ukeydave, I loved the cockney version - Rule Britannia :-)

Well when I was a kid I remember the common phrase "it's Friday night, it's 5:30 and it's CRACKERJACK!" but somehow I think the American meaning is somewhat different. LOL

Garydavkra
10-01-2012, 04:23 AM
[QUOTE=thesillydave;1060466]1908 version of the classic song


http://youtu.be/0mtmP62H5Q4

thanks ralf! makes me want to visit my little sister in san francisco, catch a game, eat some garlic fries...i do so love october baseball![/QUOTE

That was great! I like the 1908 version a lot better than the shortened version. Well done!

thesillydave
10-01-2012, 04:31 AM
Listening to your version was a great start to my day! I liked the jazzy-sounding chords - where did you get the chords for this particular version? You have made me want to learn this song now - but i doubt i can strum as well as you have!

thanks! the chords are from :

http://doctoruke.com/songs.html

also, all the songs have a audio file that opens when you click on a song as well,
though you have to press play if you want to hear dr. uke play it, handy if you don't know the actual tune!

Garydavkra
10-01-2012, 04:32 AM
not much of a baseball fan, but I'll give it a shot..... was a huge Braves fan as a kid here in Atlanta back in the 80's - and those of you who know about baseball will understand why I gave up on my team and the sport in general about 1988..... couldn't even get excited when they started winning in the 90's. I remember going to games at Fulton County Stadium in the early 80's when there would be 2-3,000 folks scattered around the stands.... Ted Turner would get on the PA and personally thank people for coming.... the lean years, for sure.

I am, however, a huge soccer fan. Krabbers - I envy you your easy access to real football matches, though I understand why you're not a fan. I think if I lived over there, I wouldn't enjoy watching it on television nearly so much..... in the U.S., we're not bombarded with the culture, gossip, 'news', and insanity that seems to spoil it for so many rational Europeans..... it's just a pleasant diversion for us.....

Here's a recycled bonus about the greatest living futbolista....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62DsjfDk4TA

Awesome! That was fantastic! What was the song that we're suppose to be playing this week? Who cares! That just blew it out of the water!

UkeyDave
10-01-2012, 04:35 AM
I wanted to give "Vindaloo" a try as its somewhat of an English football anthem but somehow it doesn't quite do it on Uke. It started off as a football anthem parody and ended up being adopted by England fans. I wonder if anyone will attempt this on Uke. Go on, you know you want to. lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_Wwi5B34pw

Garydavkra
10-01-2012, 04:35 AM
Ok this is a very UK centric question, I know peanuts, but what on earth is Cracker Jack?

BB

BTW Ukeydave, I loved the cockney version - Rule Britannia :-)

Caramel coated popcorn with a few peanuts thrown in.

thesillydave
10-01-2012, 04:46 AM
I wanted to give "Vindaloo" a try as its somewhat of an English football anthem but somehow it doesn't quite do it on Uke. It started off as a football anthem parody and ended up being adopted by England fans. I wonder if anyone will attempt this on Uke. Go on, you know you want to. lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_Wwi5B34pw

now that was entertaining!

GinnyT11
10-01-2012, 05:03 AM
Ok this is a very UK centric question, I know peanuts, but what on earth is Cracker Jack?
BB


BB, Cracker Jack was a brand name of a treat that was sold in a box at movie theaters and sporting events. It was cool because each box had little prize in it, like a little plastic figure or a plastic ring.
The ad song was "Candy-coated popcorn, peanuts and a priiiiiiiize...that's what you get in Cracker Jack!"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cracker_Jack

It was very popular and the name became an adjective for something really good, like "he's a crackerjack mechanic."

43625

000Kanaka000
10-01-2012, 06:53 AM
Hi All here is my Entry --- it is the 1929 Version with an added bonus at the end.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbVvBpC5a7k&feature=youtu.be


Don't worry there will be very few if any bonuses this time.

000Kanaka000
10-01-2012, 07:17 AM
Garydavkra
Like the Picking Style on this one.
Nice ending. What's really important.
After the Goodies.

UkeyDave
Love the English Accent Version
Definitely puts a different spin on the song.

Erivel
Loved the Kazoo Action with it.
Ah the A's remember when they were the
Kansas City A's. Definitely captured the fun
element.

Thesillydave
You beat me to it. Loved your
style on it Singing, Playing and Visuals
are great.

23skidoo
Fun Song - Interesting
split screens how do you
do that ?

caroljean
10-01-2012, 07:40 AM
Hi All here is my Entry --- it is the 1929 Version with an added bonus at the end.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbVvBpC5a7k&feature=youtu.be


Don't worry there will be very few if any bonuses this time.

Oh, I loved everything about this! I don't really like this song, too cheesy, too hokey, too much, but yours was so sweet and sincere. :-)

Garydavkra
10-01-2012, 08:05 AM
Hi All here is my Entry --- it is the 1929 Version with an added bonus at the end.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbVvBpC5a7k&feature=youtu.be


Don't worry there will be very few if any bonuses this time.

Another great version of the song. How many versions are there? I liked your version also. Cool!

000Kanaka000
10-01-2012, 08:10 AM
I only found the two with versus as mostly what is found is just the chorus version
being done in various ways from Punk to Harpos very interesting harp style. Just
thought theres not a lot of variation one can do to this so jumped in with both feet
to attempt to concoct a newer version of versus. Thank you both for the comments.
Actually had more fun doing this than i thought i would.

chrimess
10-01-2012, 08:33 AM
over here in downtown Charlotte, people call me a cracker jack MF once in a while out of their cars- is that a good thing?

BB, Cracker Jack was a brand name of a treat that was sold in a box at movie theaters and sporting events. It was cool because each box had little prize in it, like a little plastic figure or a plastic ring.
The ad song was "Candy-coated popcorn, peanuts and a priiiiiiiize...that's what you get in Cracker Jack!"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cracker_Jack

It was very popular and the name became an adjective for something really good, like "he's a crackerjack mechanic."

43625

erivel
10-01-2012, 08:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMMfMNBVTXU&feature=plcp
Here is my entry. Short and sweet. Well, short anyway.

Way to start things off Gary, that was hilarious!

erivel
10-01-2012, 08:39 AM
Here's my first entry. What a great season. I love the seasons. Love it love it love it. Of course being from Blighty we play the beautiful game here so you have the pleasure of me in my footy teams colours. I had to look this song up as I wasn't familiar with the title but once I'd looked it up I recognised it as soon as I heard it. I'm sure my nan used to sing it way back when. I already have my all time favourite football anthem in mind as my bonus. Looking forward to all the different takes on one song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXoqLrrn8tw&feature=youtu.be

Great version UkeyDave, song sounds even better with your accent!

erivel
10-01-2012, 08:41 AM
Hi All here is my Entry --- it is the 1929 Version with an added bonus at the end.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbVvBpC5a7k&feature=youtu.be


Don't worry there will be very few if any bonuses this time.


This was great too, thanks for doing this version! I've read these lyrics sometime ago as well as the 1908 version that thesillydave did, but have never heard them performed until now. Bravo!!

erivel
10-01-2012, 08:47 AM
not much of a baseball fan, but I'll give it a shot..... was a huge Braves fan as a kid here in Atlanta back in the 80's - and those of you who know about baseball will understand why I gave up on my team and the sport in general about 1988..... couldn't even get excited when they started winning in the 90's. I remember going to games at Fulton County Stadium in the early 80's when there would be 2-3,000 folks scattered around the stands.... Ted Turner would get on the PA and personally thank people for coming.... the lean years, for sure.

I am, however, a huge soccer fan. Krabbers - I envy you your easy access to real football matches, though I understand why you're not a fan. I think if I lived over there, I wouldn't enjoy watching it on television nearly so much..... in the U.S., we're not bombarded with the culture, gossip, 'news', and insanity that seems to spoil it for so many rational Europeans..... it's just a pleasant diversion for us.....

Here's a recycled bonus about the greatest living futbolista....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62DsjfDk4TA

Great original tune Bill! Don't know much about soccer, or futbol, so I had to look him up. Pretty cool!

ksiegel
10-01-2012, 09:55 AM
More Fun Than Watching Paint Dry!


http://youtu.be/TE0tZ0Ps6aY


which is more than I can say about watching baseball itself...


-Kurt

ksiegel
10-01-2012, 10:13 AM
It is no less silly than "Nah Nah, Hey, Hey, Goodbye" or "we will rock you"....


Except I can understand the words to those.

However, the musical arrangement of this one was superb! I loved the harmonies.

And while I know what vindaloo is (and rather like it), exactly what - other than an anthem parody - is this song about?


I wanted to give "Vindaloo" a try as its somewhat of an English football anthem but somehow it doesn't quite do it on Uke. It started off as a football anthem parody and ended up being adopted by England fans. I wonder if anyone will attempt this on Uke. Go on, you know you want to. lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_Wwi5B34pw



-Kurt

And I think it would work on the uke, if you could get 10-20 people singing on it.

UkeyDave
10-01-2012, 10:41 AM
It is no less silly than "Nah Nah, Hey, Hey, Goodbye" or "we will rock you"....


Except I can understand the words to those.

However, the musical arrangement of this one was superb! I loved the harmonies.

And while I know what vindaloo is (and rather like it), exactly what - other than an anthem parody - is this song about?




-Kurt

And I think it would work on the uke, if you could get 10-20 people singing on it.

Its about:
Max Wall
The Verve
The Grenadier Guards
Sexy Nurses
Knitting
Purley King and Queens
Cheddar Cheese
Mash and Peas
Kicking French Onions (An interesting metaphor)
Multi Culturalism
St.Trinians
Going Home Drunk with a take-away Curry

Those are just the ones I spotted. 8-)

ksiegel
10-01-2012, 10:47 AM
Its about:
Max Wall
The Verve
The Grenadier Guards
Sexy Nurses
Knitting
Purley King and Queens
Cheddar Cheese
Mash and Peas
Kicking French Onions (An interesting metaphor)
Multi Culturalism
St.Trinians
Going Home Drunk with a take-away Curry

Those are just the ones I spotted. 8-)

Ah, I see!

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.. So no hidden messages, just the stuff in the video!

It comes down to what I stated in 1994, during a trip to England, Scotland,and Wales - that it appears the National Food of Great Britain is Indian Food.



(... but I like Haggis!)


-Kurt

Tootler
10-01-2012, 11:00 AM
The English are so cool calm and collected when it comes to cricket commentaries, but there is one classic
broadcast where two famous sports commentators Aggers&Johnston completely loose it on air in the
infamous "leg-over" incident.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsVTpX7LdZQ

There was also the classic commentary booper. "Bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey"

strumsilly
10-01-2012, 11:03 AM
Hate to miss a season, but I may have to skip this one. I fell ill with some sort of bowel infection and am in hospital. I do have my dolphin with me for company and am looking forward to this seasons entries. prayers appreciated.

000Kanaka000
10-01-2012, 11:13 AM
Oh man that sucks am hoping you get better soon and we see lots of songs coming from you.
So this Bonus is Dedicated to your Recovery - Hope you like it.


http://youtu.be/tipA71Bi50M



Hate to miss a season, but I may have to skip this one. I fell ill with some sort of bowel infection and am in hospital. I do have my dolphin with me for company and am looking forward to this seasons entries. prayers appreciated.

000Kanaka000
10-01-2012, 11:27 AM
OK i thought is was going to be a very dry season but did actually find another bonus song.
Not as wonderful as Eye of the Tiger but one i remember from the Disco Days.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XS8H8mkjMY

Tootler
10-01-2012, 11:34 AM
Its about:
Max Wall
The Verve
The Grenadier Guards
Sexy Nurses
Knitting
Purley King and Queens
Cheddar Cheese
Mash and Peas
Kicking French Onions (An interesting metaphor)
Multi Culturalism
St.Trinians
Going Home Drunk with a take-away Curry

Those are just the ones I spotted. 8-)

Especially the last. One of the less desirable aspects of British culture is going out on a weekend getting absolutely smashed out of your mind, going for a curry takeaway, then puking it all up in the street. Our town centres, at least here in the North East, are not pleasant places on a Saturday night nor on a Sunday morning with the residue of the previous night lying about.


Ah, I see!

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.. So no hidden messages, just the stuff in the video!

It comes down to what I stated in 1994, during a trip to England, Scotland,and Wales - that it appears the National Food of Great Britain is Indian Food.

(... but I like Haggis!)


-Kurt

It has actually been stated that our National dish now is Chicken Tikka Masala which is a combination of a North Indian style marinaded meat cooked in a charcoal oven with a South Indian sauce. The combination is actually a British Creation. Done well, it's very tasty.

Tootler
10-01-2012, 11:42 AM
There was also the classic commentary booper. "Bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey"

Not forgetting the one from a TV snooker tournament

"For those of you watching in black and white, the blue ball is the one next to the pink"

caroljean
10-01-2012, 11:59 AM
Ok, so...this song is a little too rowdy for me, so I had to re-write the verses, and slow it way down, and make it whispery and melancholy. Of course. Sorry about the crazy dog in the background. Also, I grew up near San Francisco. That's important to know.


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

decaturcomp
10-01-2012, 12:39 PM
bonus time on the field
it's time for the 7th inning stretch!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYokzElgxY8

filipinouker
10-01-2012, 12:45 PM
Here's a recycled bonus about the greatest living futbolista....

Amazing! The combination of the guitar, uke and voice is beautiful and you both sing and play the instruments well! May i ask how you do the multi-tracking and having three screens? And... Are they your children? So cute!



Hi All here is my Entry --- it is the 1929 Version with an added bonus at the end.

Wow, i didn't know there were several versions of the song - thank you for your version! Lyrics were interesting!



More Fun Than Watching Paint Dry!

I love the cheerful character of your banjo-lele. It suits the song very well!



Ok, so...this song is a little too rowdy for me, so I had to re-write the verses, and slow it way down, and make it whispery...

Hey caroljean, you made it your own! You also seem to be growing more and more confident!

000Kanaka000
10-01-2012, 12:56 PM
caroljean
Definitely a unique version.

decaturcomp
Cool song -Mya Moe's unite.
hahahahahaha It's clear to see
you really enjoy it - it comes out
clear and strong.

wee_ginga_yin
10-01-2012, 01:01 PM
OK i thought is was going to be a very dry season but did actually find another bonus song.
Not as wonderful as Eye of the Tiger but one i remember from the Disco Days. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XS8H8mkjMY

Vindaloo, chinese take-aways, saturday night fights... It was all part of the activities after
the saturday football match, as well the punk poet John Cooper Clarke knew when he wrote the poem
Kung Fu international (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P17Xrex8Pkk)... oh and I just happened to do it for the Booshman low budget spiderman contest.

Them were the days :old:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgxKJ0W2ieM

~dave~~wave~
10-01-2012, 01:01 PM
Playing this I kept hearing the national anthems coming through.

Much respect to our game British Commonwealth Cousins who give this one a go.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTclHw27MiU

GinnyT11
10-01-2012, 01:02 PM
More Fun Than Watching Paint Dry!
which is more than I can say about watching baseball itself...

-Kurt

Well, there are more ways to skin a Ball Game song than I thought. It's nice to hear these additional lyrics. Even the non-baseball fans make it seem lively.

There's a Simpsons episode in which Homer goes to a Springfield Isotopes game but is not allowed any beer. After a few innings and no scoring, he declares, "I never knew baseball was so boring!"

decaturcomp
10-01-2012, 01:06 PM
Deadheads without drugs, "Gee, these guys SUCK!"
I recently heard this said by Phil Lesh.


Well, there are more ways to skin a Ball Game song than I thought. It's nice to hear these additional lyrics. Even the non-baseball fans make it seem lively.

There's a Simpsons episode in which Homer goes to a Springfield Isotopes game but is not allowed any beer. After a few innings and no scoring, he declares, "I never knew baseball was so boring!"

000Kanaka000
10-01-2012, 01:08 PM
Wee_ginga_yin
Hey Nice Hat - hahahahaha
Great answer to Kung Fu Fighting

dave- wave
What are you playing on ? Very interesting.
Fun fabulous mix of songs. Nicely played.

decaturcomp
10-01-2012, 01:08 PM
Brilliante!! Huzzah.


Playing this I kept hearing the national anthems coming through.

Much respect to our game British Commonwealth Cousins who give this one a go.

wee_ginga_yin
10-01-2012, 01:10 PM
Playing this I kept hearing the national anthems coming through.

Much respect to our game British Commonwealth Cousins who give this one a go.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTclHw27MiU

I thought you might have done a Jimi and set the Riza on fire at the end of the performance :old:

decaturcomp
10-01-2012, 01:19 PM
Totally agree! CarolJean I was totally digging that.
You need to be a songwriter.

caroljean
Definitely a unique version.

decaturcomp
Cool song -Mya Moe's unite.
hahahahahaha It's clear to see
you really enjoy it - it comes out
clear and strong.

Right on Sister!
You know that James Taylor song:
The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time???
That's something I can agree with ESPECIALLY when there's music to be played, yes??

decaturcomp
10-01-2012, 01:21 PM
This is MUCH better than my idea of playing it with lots of Ramones songs thrown in.
I DID actually consider a Nick Cave version, though.


Playing this I kept hearing the national anthems coming through.

Much respect to our game British Commonwealth Cousins who give this one a go.

~dave~~wave~
10-01-2012, 01:21 PM
I thought you might have done a Jimi and set the Riza on fire at the end of the performance :old:

That would have been for the Troggs War last week, mate, but nobody did Wild Thing, did they? :eek:

decaturcomp
10-01-2012, 01:39 PM
80 squid for a pint o' watery lager?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt-AcX6zvlQ

000Kanaka000
10-01-2012, 01:43 PM
Totally agree! CarolJean I was totally digging that.
You need to be a songwriter.


Right on Sister!
You know that James Taylor song:
The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time???
That's something I can agree with ESPECIALLY when there's music to be played, yes??

* absolutely.

max2173
10-01-2012, 03:09 PM
Loving all the entries so far, and way to go UkeyDave, flying the flag for us Brits. They've all been so different, which goes to show how versatile the uke is!

I was just thinking... is there/could there be a season page somewhere with a link to each playlist; who hosted the week; and what the theme was. I'm a newcomer to the seasons trying to do some catching up! (And enjoying thinking of themes I'd like to see done!)

Hippie Dribble
10-01-2012, 03:23 PM
Loving all the entries so far, and way to go UkeyDave, flying the flag for us Brits. They've all been so different, which goes to show how versatile the uke is!

I was just thinking... is there/could there be a season page somewhere with a link to each playlist; who hosted the week; and what the theme was. I'm a newcomer to the seasons trying to do some catching up! (And enjoying thinking of themes I'd like to see done!)

sure there is Max, ukuloonie started a thread tying all the weeks together, here it is bro
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?66328-Putting-together-all-the-seasons-of-the-Ukulele
good to have you on board mate!

max2173
10-01-2012, 03:32 PM
sure there is Max, ukuloonie started a thread tying all the weeks together, here it is bro
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?66328-Putting-together-all-the-seasons-of-the-Ukulele
good to have you on board mate!

Thanks, I managed to completely look past that somehow. Cheers for actually responding in a positive manner too, I know a lot of forums go crazy when you ask a question and the answers already out there! I've entered the last 2 seasons now and I'm really gutted I've not been in sooner after looking back at some of the ones I've missed. Practising this week's entry now.

~dave~~wave~
10-01-2012, 03:43 PM
I'm still hung over in British Invasion mode from last week, so I offer this little gem from the final Cream album, Goodbye, from 1968.

A charming topical period ditty featuring Bentley-driving gurus and self-immolating monks.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Not that difficult to find sport-related material if you look around a bit....

C'mon, folks. Game On!




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

ukuloonie
10-01-2012, 03:45 PM
Thanks Ralf for creating a playlist
I have added your name to the big playlist of Seasons

~dave~~wave~
10-01-2012, 03:51 PM
Hate to miss a season, but I may have to skip this one. ....in hospital. I do have my dolphin with me for company.....

Sending healing vibes)))))))))))))))) your way.
See you back here soon.

decaturcomp
10-01-2012, 03:55 PM
Always loved this one. It was on the back of a single I had.[

QUOTE=~dave~~wave~;1061186]I'm still hung over in British Invasion mode from last week, so I offer this little gem from the final Cream album, Goodbye, from 1968.

A charming topical period ditty featuring Bentley-driving gurus and self-immolating monks.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Not that difficult to find sport-related material if you look around a bit....

C'mon, folks. Game On!



[/QUOTE]

~dave~~wave~
10-01-2012, 04:01 PM
dave- wave
What are you playing on ? Very interesting.
Fun fabulous mix of songs. Nicely played.

Thanks.
It's a Risa uke-stick, tenor scale, electric.
Solid maple, made in Germany. http://ukulelehunt.com/buy-ukulele/brands/risa-ukulele/
I've had it for over ten years, it's my travel uke, indestructible and immune to temperature change.
In seasonable weather I play it as take my daily walk, that's how I worked out my entry this morning.

000Kanaka000
10-01-2012, 04:26 PM
Very interesting - like the ones that look like mini electric guitars. Nice.



Thanks.
It's a Risa uke-stick, tenor scale, electric.
Solid maple, made in Germany. http://ukulelehunt.com/buy-ukulele/brands/risa-ukulele/
I've had it for over ten years, it's my travel uke, indestructible and immune to temperature change.
In seasonable weather I play it as take my daily walk, that's how I worked out my entry this morning.

GaryC1968
10-01-2012, 04:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojrzrjS9w9U

Here is my entry for Week 33 of the Ukulele. The only baseball cap I have is an Albuquerque Isotopes hat and I couldn't seem to find it for the video. I played a second verse and it still came in under a minute and a half.

~dave~~wave~
10-01-2012, 05:33 PM
Here is my entry for Week 33 of the Ukulele. The only baseball cap I have is an Albuquerque Isotopes hat and I couldn't seem to find it for the video. I played a second verse and it still came in under a minute and a half.

Great sound on that 8-string, really dig the rhythm of your strum, the Field of Dreams second verse is a winner.
Albuqurque Isotopes has a nice ring to it. ;)

GaryC1968
10-01-2012, 06:59 PM
Great sound on that 8-string, really dig the rhythm of your strum, the Field of Dreams second verse is a winner.
Albuqurque Isotopes has a nice ring to it. ;)

Thanks Dave! Yes, when the franchise went with Isotopes for the team name, that was a great decision!

erivel
10-01-2012, 08:40 PM
More Fun Than Watching Paint Dry!


http://youtu.be/TE0tZ0Ps6aY


which is more than I can say about watching baseball itself...


-Kurt

Nice one Kurt! The banjo uke fits the song perfectly!

erivel
10-01-2012, 08:47 PM
Ok, so...this song is a little too rowdy for me, so I had to re-write the verses, and slow it way down, and make it whispery and melancholy. Of course. Sorry about the crazy dog in the background. Also, I grew up near San Francisco. That's important to know.


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

Nice! I like how you changed the lyrics to reflect from your own experiences. Keep it up caroljean!

erivel
10-01-2012, 08:53 PM
bonus time on the field
it's time for the 7th inning stretch!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYokzElgxY8

Great bonus track there Alan! Nice rockin' groove!

erivel
10-01-2012, 08:55 PM
Oh man that sucks am hoping you get better soon and we see lots of songs coming from you.
So this Bonus is Dedicated to your Recovery - Hope you like it.


http://youtu.be/tipA71Bi50M

Yes, I was hoping someone would do this one! Great job, ya did it justice!

erivel
10-01-2012, 08:58 PM
Playing this I kept hearing the national anthems coming through.

Much respect to our game British Commonwealth Cousins who give this one a go.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTclHw27MiU

Impressive medley you've assembled there!

erivel
10-01-2012, 09:01 PM
80 squid for a pint o' watery lager?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt-AcX6zvlQ

Wait, where are you from again? :)

erivel
10-01-2012, 09:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojrzrjS9w9U

Here is my entry for Week 33 of the Ukulele. The only baseball cap I have is an Albuquerque Isotopes hat and I couldn't seem to find it for the video. I played a second verse and it still came in under a minute and a half.

Nice playing and vocals there Gary...that 8-string sounds so sweet! Like the second verse too!

krabbers
10-01-2012, 10:43 PM
Hate to miss a season, but I may have to skip this one. I fell ill with some sort of bowel infection and am in hospital. I do have my dolphin with me for company and am looking forward to this seasons entries. prayers appreciated.
get well soon

ukuloonie
10-01-2012, 11:35 PM
Hate to miss a season, but I may have to skip this one. I fell ill with some sort of bowel infection and am in hospital. I do have my dolphin with me for company and am looking forward to this seasons entries. prayers appreciated.
No way I hope it gets sorted quickly and back on your feet soon. Thinking of you and wishing you well

barefootgypsy
10-02-2012, 01:16 AM
Just managed to watch a few more - and this song is growing on me!

@sillydave - I love the rhythm you've put into this! It's great!
@000Kanaka000 - lovely 20's feel to this, I just love that vibe!
@decaturcomp - this really made me laugh - I love the Old Codger approach! Great timing there!
@ksiegel - the banjo-uke certainly adds something special to this song! Perfect!

Well done everybody - still working on mine...... I may well not make it.

ukuleledaveey
10-02-2012, 01:27 AM
Hate to miss a season, but I may have to skip this one. I fell ill with some sort of bowel infection and am in hospital. I do have my dolphin with me for company and am looking forward to this seasons entries. prayers appreciated.

Sorry to hear this, hope you are not in to much pain and wishing you a speedy recovery, sending some positive thoughts and uke love from every seasonista , if i manage to get a entry in this week it is dedicated to you, take care and hope to see you back in the seasons soon, all the best from me :)

decaturcomp
10-02-2012, 03:58 AM
Wait, where are you from again? :)

de Souf of Englan

decaturcomp
10-02-2012, 04:03 AM
I never thought of Eye of the Tiger as particularly pretty but, the way you sing it is lovely.

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decaturcomp
10-02-2012, 04:04 AM
Thanks for the kind words. I hope you will post a video.


Just managed to watch a few more - and this song is growing on me!

@sillydave - I love the rhythm you've put into this! It's great!
@000Kanaka000 - lovely 20's feel to this, I just love that vibe!
@decaturcomp - this really made me laugh - I love the Old Codger approach! Great timing there!
@ksiegel - the banjo-uke certainly adds something special to this song! Perfect!

Well done everybody - still working on mine...... I may well not make it.

decaturcomp
10-02-2012, 04:07 AM
Nice one Gary. Liking the strummage. Sorta like "I love a rainey night" or something. Well sung and +1 on the verse 2.




Here is my entry for Week 33 of the Ukulele. The only baseball cap I have is an Albuquerque Isotopes hat and I couldn't seem to find it for the video. I played a second verse and it still came in under a minute and a half.

Garydavkra
10-02-2012, 04:24 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojrzrjS9w9U

Here is my entry for Week 33 of the Ukulele. The only baseball cap I have is an Albuquerque Isotopes hat and I couldn't seem to find it for the video. I played a second verse and it still came in under a minute and a half.

The was really great, Gary! I like the full sound of those eight strings also.

decaturcomp
10-02-2012, 05:27 AM
The Swimming Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KGII3BpfTQ

~dave~~wave~
10-02-2012, 05:37 AM
The Swimming Song

Loudon Wainwright III, hilarious!

23skidoo
10-02-2012, 05:49 AM
Hate to miss a season, but I may have to skip this one. I fell ill with some sort of bowel infection and am in hospital. I do have my dolphin with me for company and am looking forward to this seasons entries. prayers appreciated.

sorry to hear it, strum - hope you're back on your feet soon.....

23skidoo
10-02-2012, 05:51 AM
Fantastic. Loved it skidoo and yes Messi is indeed the master. Not one player can come close.

thanks, Dave... yep, he's the man.... and only 25 - hopefully we've got many more years left to watch him do his thing. And he's got the right attitude to go with his talent, seems to me. Week to week, I enjoy watching Premier League football the most - the pace, the quality of play, the honesty of the players, the physical play..... but watching Barcelona on a good day is seeing the game played at its best.....


Awesome! That was fantastic! What was the song that we're suppose to be playing this week? Who cares! That just blew it out of the water!

Thank you much, Gary!



23skidoo
Fun Song - Interesting
split screens how do you
do that ?

thanks, K - the split screen is a feature of some video editing programs, but not the one I usually use.... each screen is a 'picture in picture' box that I add one at a time. Took me awhile to figure it out, but there are some good tutorials on YT for the application I use....



Great original tune Bill! Don't know much about soccer, or futbol, so I had to look him up. Pretty cool!

Appreciate it, Eric..... there's a shirt I've seen with a picture of Messi that reads 'MESSIah' - that's about how good he is. Lots of folks think he's going to end up being considered the best to have ever played the game. You should head to a sports bar this Sunday - 'El Clasico' is being played, Barcelona vs. Real Madrid - just about the biggest sports rivalry on the planet. The games have gotten a little ugly the last few years, but they're always entertaining - and Messi always seems to play his best when the pressure is on.


Amazing! The combination of the guitar, uke and voice is beautiful and you both sing and play the instruments well! May i ask how you do the multi-tracking and having three screens? And... Are they your children? So cute!


Gracias, filipinouker! yep, those are my young uns..... they both are pretty good soccer players, as well (says their unbiased coach)....

I record and mix the audio using GarageBand on my Mac. The video editing is done with iMovie, though like I mentioned above, you kind of have to fiddle with it to do split screens. I recently picked up the application FinalCut Pro - it doesn't do split screens intuitively, but it's much easier to use than iMovie.....

23skidoo
10-02-2012, 05:53 AM
Betty Boop at the ballgame.... sorry but when it comes to the rules Baseball
it is as confusing to me, as cricket must be for you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMtxehXy6PA

Genius, Rob..... my kids have watched this twice already - I think it's a new favorite....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMMfMNBVTXU&feature=plcp
Here is my entry. Short and sweet. Well, short anyway.

excellent, Gary - I love your interpretation and the way you really take the song to heart.:)


Here's my first entry. What a great season. I love the seasons. Love it love it love it. Of course being from Blighty we play the beautiful game here so you have the pleasure of me in my footy teams colours. I had to look this song up as I wasn't familiar with the title but once I'd looked it up I recognised it as soon as I heard it. I'm sure my nan used to sing it way back when. I already have my all time favourite football anthem in mind as my bonus. Looking forward to all the different takes on one song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXoqLrrn8tw&feature=youtu.be

nicely done, Dave! Just need to change the lyrics around.... throw in something about a meat pie and a cuppa and maybe '1,2, yellow cards cards you're off'..... Is that a Leicester City cap you're wearing? The finally started broadcasting a few Championship games in the States this season....


Here's my entry. Never played it before, so it was a fun one to learn!

FcqZViiOQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjFcqZViiOQ

Classic, Eric! The kazoo is just right.....


1908 version of the classic song

http://youtu.be/0mtmP62H5Q4

thanks ralf! makes me want to visit my little sister in san francisco, catch a game, eat some garlic fries...i do so love october baseball!

dig it, Dave! Nice old school jersey to go with the full tune, as well....


Hi All here is my Entry --- it is the 1929 Version with an added bonus at the end.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbVvBpC5a7k&feature=youtu.be


Don't worry there will be very few if any bonuses this time.

well done, K - love the new lyrics!


More Fun Than Watching Paint Dry!

http://youtu.be/TE0tZ0Ps6aY


which is more than I can say about watching baseball itself...


-Kurt

great arrangement, Kurt, and the banjo sounds perfect. Way to take one for the team.....


Oh man that sucks am hoping you get better soon and we see lots of songs coming from you.
So this Bonus is Dedicated to your Recovery - Hope you like it.

http://youtu.be/tipA71Bi50M

great bonus, K - I'd thought of this one, too - hoping to see someone tackle 'We Are The Champions' by Queen....


Ok, so...this song is a little too rowdy for me, so I had to re-write the verses, and slow it way down, and make it whispery and melancholy. Of course. Sorry about the crazy dog in the background. Also, I grew up near San Francisco. That's important to know.

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

this is great, caroljean - I really like the way you take the song and make it your own - very pretty and nicely done....


bonus time on the field
it's time for the 7th inning stretch!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYokzElgxY8

I was wondering who was going to do this one - glad it was you, Alan... you knocked it out of the park..... this song will always make me think of the Laser Show out at Stone Mountain....


Playing this I kept hearing the national anthems coming through.

Much respect to our game British Commonwealth Cousins who give this one a go.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTclHw27MiU

great, dave - love the all-inclusive medley..... hearing the National Anthem.... my first thought when I saw this week's theme was to plug in my ukulele and try TMOTTBG overdriven, a la Jimi's Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock... a couple of minutes trying it out dissuaded me of the notion right quick.....


80 squid for a pint o' watery lager?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt-AcX6zvlQ

this is a hoot, Alan - you sound like Dick Van Dyke in 'Mary Poppins' - I kept expecting you to break into 'Chim Chimney'......


I'm still hung over in British Invasion mode from last week, so I offer this little gem from the final Cream album, Goodbye, from 1968.

A charming topical period ditty featuring Bentley-driving gurus and self-immolating monks.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Not that difficult to find sport-related material if you look around a bit....

C'mon, folks. Game On!



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

great choice for a cover, Dave - I love that record..... dig that cigar box, too.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojrzrjS9w9U

Here is my entry for Week 33 of the Ukulele. The only baseball cap I have is an Albuquerque Isotopes hat and I couldn't seem to find it for the video. I played a second verse and it still came in under a minute and a half.

man, you're going to make me buy an 8 string, Gary - it's sounded great in your last few videos.... and are those original lyrics the second time through? I like it....


The Swimming Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KGII3BpfTQ

hadn't heard this one, Alan, but sounds about right for LWIII..... great tune and nicely performed.....

decaturcomp
10-02-2012, 06:02 AM
Brilliante!! Especially like the addition of the Ukeekuzoo (there are two on my desk as we speak) AND the BIG FINISH!


Here's my entry. Never played it before, so it was a fun one to learn!

decaturcomp
10-02-2012, 06:11 AM
Oh, man. You had me psyched up to watch this dude and then the magical link appeared, woot. However the Believe FC pulled the video, dadgum it!

This is terrific even for a non futbol guy. Great lyrics, inclusion of some sort of fight song and two of the coolest kiddos anywhere.

Big ups.



not much of a baseball fan, but I'll give it a shot..... was a huge Braves fan as a kid here in Atlanta back in the 80's - and those of you who know about baseball will understand why I gave up on my team and the sport in general about 1988..... couldn't even get excited when they started winning in the 90's. I remember going to games at Fulton County Stadium in the early 80's when there would be 2-3,000 folks scattered around the stands.... Ted Turner would get on the PA and personally thank people for coming.... the lean years, for sure.

I am, however, a huge soccer fan. Krabbers - I envy you your easy access to real football matches, though I understand why you're not a fan. I think if I lived over there, I wouldn't enjoy watching it on television nearly so much..... in the U.S., we're not bombarded with the culture, gossip, 'news', and insanity that seems to spoil it for so many rational Europeans..... it's just a pleasant diversion for us.....

Here's a recycled bonus about the greatest living futbolista....

000Kanaka000
10-02-2012, 06:13 AM
23skidoo

* thanks, K - the split screen is a feature of some video editing programs, but not the one I usually use.... each screen is a 'picture in picture' box that I add one at a time. Took me awhile to figure it out, but there are some good tutorials on YT for the application I use....

0- OK thank you - at this point in time it's a one take type of what you see is what you get mode. Don't
have any programs to do multi tracks or any complicated add ons. i have a mike and am amp and no software
as am most definitely not proficient in computer things. It's nice though to see the multi track things people
are doing - would be nice to be able to do harmony vocals and add a lead line but am lucky i can figure out
just how to upload the video.

Thought about doing the We are the Champions but then looked at the lyrics and wasn't sure it would fly for
this week. It is a good song though.

~dave~~wave~
10-02-2012, 06:32 AM
Thought about doing the We are the Champions but then looked at the lyrics and wasn't sure it would fly for this week. It is a good song though.

This would totally qualify, in my humble opinion, and I'd like to see it. ;)

barefootgypsy
10-02-2012, 07:34 AM
The Swimming Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KGII3BpfTQAaaaaagh you beat me to it! I love that song! My favourite Queen of Song Maddy Prior did this a few years ago. Weeeell I'll still do it, if I get happy enough with my efforts. Meanwhile, I loved it, well done! :D

decaturcomp
10-02-2012, 07:43 AM
Go for it Gypsy!!


Aaaaaagh you beat me to it! I love that song! My favourite Queen of Song Maddy Prior did this a few years ago. Weeeell I'll still do it, if I get happy enough with my efforts. Meanwhile, I loved it, well done! :D

~dave~~wave~
10-02-2012, 08:04 AM
Aaaaaagh you beat me to it! I love that song! My favourite Queen of Song Maddy Prior did this a few years ago. Weeeell I'll still do it, if I get happy enough with my efforts. Meanwhile, I loved it, well done! :D

Oh My Goodness, yes, please, favor us with some Maddy Prior. Love Steeleye Span.

This one is well worth a reprise from a British lady as a complement to a good ol' Georgia boy.

decaturcomp
10-02-2012, 08:18 AM
I also wish someone would do Kate Bush's Running Up that Hill
http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.guitaretab.com/p/placebo/95954.html
hint hint


Go for it Gypsy!!

filipinouker
10-02-2012, 08:28 AM
Vindaloo, chinese take-aways, saturday night fights...

Hi wee_ginga_yin ! I wasn't familiar with your song, but everything you do fascinates me! I love listening to you - there is something very charming about your accent and voice that i could listen to you all day!



Playing this I kept hearing the national anthems coming through.

Very clever to combine Take me out to the ball game with God Save the Queen and Star Spangled Banner ! Impressive! By the way... I've never seen a uke like that before! Apart from easy storage, what advantages does it have over 'standard' ukes?

wee_ginga_yin
10-02-2012, 08:49 AM
The Swimming Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KGII3BpfTQ

I remember falling in love with LWIII CD "Last man on earth" which was recorded in the wake of Wainwright's mother's death
and the collapse of a romantic relationship. The album addressed feelings of grief and loneliness, and I always thought
the Swimming Song should have been on that CD. That original upbeat plinkity plink banjo of his, I always thought created a merry
mood that was hiding something more sorrowful... something more than holding your breath and moving your arms around... something
more than marking time and waiting for life to begin again. Moving on from the summer where I might have drowned.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmnBbvEvZ0M

filipinouker
10-02-2012, 08:52 AM
80 squid for a pint o' watery lager?

I love the way you got up close and personal with your listeners :) By the way, are you British ?



I'm still hung over in British Invasion mode from last week, so I offer this little gem from the final Cream album, Goodbye, from 1968

That's a fun song! One I've not heard of before. And... I totally WANT A UKULELE LIKE THAT!!!! Multi-purpose !!! :D

decaturcomp
10-02-2012, 08:56 AM
This is really beyond beautiful. Makes my heart ache. I love the littlest kiddo having to take a second run at the jump off of the pier. Loss, life, fear, courage...

Thanks for sharing.


I remember falling in love with LWIII CD "Last man on earth" which was recorded in the wake of Wainwright's mother's death
and the collapse of a romantic relationship. The album addressed feelings of grief and loneliness, and I always thought
the Swimming Song should have been on that CD. That original upbeat plinkity plink banjo of his, I always thought created a merry
mood that was hiding something more sorrowful... something more than holding your breath and moving your arms around... something
more than marking time and waiting for life to begin again. Moving on from the summer where I might have drowned.

decaturcomp
10-02-2012, 08:59 AM
No Filipinouker, I was born in Atlanta, GA

I promise to stop soon but I thought about this song because of the opening and then...one thing lead to another:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WClIXONRqS8

GinnyT11
10-02-2012, 09:51 AM
No Filipinouker, I was born in Atlanta, GA

I promise to stop soon but I thought about this song because of the opening and then...one thing lead to another:


I'm trying to think of sports songs for this week, but my brain locker keeps saying "access denied." This is a great choice, A.! Nice strumming, and picking for color.

A poignant song for sure. How many people feel that high school was the best time of their life?

BillOC
10-02-2012, 09:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMMVD1JtxuI&feature=plcp

Inspired by the phrase "three strikes you're out"

*** HELP! *** why doesn't my link show the video? // Our 32nd Season submission never made it this far.

decaturcomp
10-02-2012, 10:10 AM
Aww, dood. No vid there, mon. I speak for the dissenpointered massives here.
okay, I might have fixed it here I hope.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMMVD1JtxuI&feature=plcp<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMMVD1JtxuI&amp;feature=plcp" target="_blank">
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMMVD1JtxuI&amp;feature=plcp (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMMVD1JtxuI&feature=plcp)

Inspired by the phrase "three strikes you're out"

*** HELP! *** why doesn't my link show the video? // Our 32nd Season submission never made it this far.

BillOC
10-02-2012, 10:13 AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=sMMVD1Jxul&feature=plcp

Inspired by the phrase "three strikes you're out."

decaturcomp
10-02-2012, 10:14 AM
That was exceptional BillOC. Great Job!
You have my vote for most original rendition.

Youse guys are a regular Burns and Allen.

decaturcomp
10-02-2012, 10:22 AM
Hey BillOC,

Somebody had to tell me how to do this, too.

When you're posting there is a bar with a bunch of icons above your text.
The second one from the left looks like a film strip.
Just click on that and paste the link you copied from You Tube into the box that pops up.
Then hit enter and click post reply and you're all set, MMMKAY?

you can post a question here if you have any more trouble.


Best,
Alan

decaturcomp
10-02-2012, 10:25 AM
Oh, yeah
And that Mouton Cadet uke box is awesome>


I'm still hung over in British Invasion mode from last week, so I offer this little gem from the final Cream album, Goodbye, from 1968.

A charming topical period ditty featuring Bentley-driving gurus and self-immolating monks.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Not that difficult to find sport-related material if you look around a bit....

C'mon, folks. Game On!

23skidoo
10-02-2012, 10:48 AM
I plugged in my ukulele and just started fooling around with the chords and melody to our song and came up with a semi-improvised chord melody.... I just started recording and kept playing till I got all the way through - that's why it fades in. I got really lucky on my improvised ending - right up till the last note.

Enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a4cpIjJaqM

UkeyDave
10-02-2012, 11:02 AM
Well spotted Skidoo. Yes it is indeed Leicester City wooly hat and scarf. As it happens just listening to a live away game at Huddersfield on the radio right now. And we are currently winning two goals to nil. Impressed that your clued up on the Championship too. 8-)

23skidoo
10-02-2012, 11:10 AM
Well spotted Skidoo. Yes it is indeed Leicester City wooly hat and scarf. As it happens just listening to a live away game at Huddersfield on the radio right now. And we are currently winning two goals to nil. Impressed that your clued up on the Championship too. 8-)

I wish we had relegation and promotion here in the States, but it will never happen - the 'clubs' aren't really clubs as much as professional franchises, in the tradition of other Major League sports here, and the owners aren't willing to invest in a team that's won't be in our top division. I've followed the Championship sporadically, in the interest of seeing who's coming up next season, but it's nice to be able to see some games and follow the teams back down..... though they still only show a couple of games a week.

Some of my favorite football is the early rounds of the FA Cup - seeing these little clubs and a thousand supporters put it all on the line against the top teams - it's amazingly entertaining, even if I don't know the clubs or players..... again, we only get a handful of games throughout the year.....

decaturcomp
10-02-2012, 11:17 AM
This is most excellent. I'm reminded of Bill Frisell guitar hero of real life and his version of Sheandoah. Top marks old bean.


I plugged in my ukulele and just started fooling around with the chords and melody to our song and came up with a semi-improvised chord melody.... I just started recording and kept playing till I got all the way through - that's why it fades in. I got really lucky on my improvised ending - right up till the last note.

Enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a4cpIjJaqM

~dave~~wave~
10-02-2012, 11:20 AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=sMMVD1Jxul&feature=plcp

Inspired by the phrase "three strikes you're out."

Genius! (ten characters)

~dave~~wave~
10-02-2012, 11:28 AM
I plugged in my ukulele and just started fooling around with the chords and melody to our song and came up with a semi-improvised chord melody.... I just started recording and kept playing till I got all the way through - that's why it fades in. I got really lucky on my improvised ending - right up till the last note.

Lovely.
And I can see your hands, so I can attempt to contort my fingers into similar shapes and see if I hear anything half as pretty.

Decaturcomp, you hit the nail on the head, I definitely hear that Bill Frisell aura.

myrnaukelele
10-02-2012, 11:42 AM
I record and mix the audio using GarageBand on my Mac. The video editing is done with iMovie, though like I mentioned above, you kind of have to fiddle with it to do split screens. I recently picked up the application FinalCut Pro - it doesn't do split screens intuitively, but it's much easier to use than iMovie.....
I borrowed a Mac laptop for Garden Week hoping to figure out multi-tracking and how to do a split screen. Multi-tracking in iMovie was NOT intuitive (and I use Macs at work so I'm familiar with iMovie). I never did figure it out and finally just recorded three tracks in Audacity and melded them together in some freeware program on my PC (with a disappointing result) . However I have a friend who is a professional videographer and she swears by FinalCutPro.

thesillydave
10-02-2012, 11:44 AM
I plugged in my ukulele and just started fooling around with the chords and melody to our song and came up with a semi-improvised chord melody.... I just started recording and kept playing till I got all the way through - that's why it fades in. I got really lucky on my improvised ending - right up till the last note.

Enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a4cpIjJaqM

groovy skidoo! ... trippy! wonder if Dock Ellis heard this type of song in the infamous no-no game!

Garydavkra
10-02-2012, 11:52 AM
Aww, dood. No vid there, mon. I speak for the dissenpointered massives here.
okay, I might have fixed it here I hope.

Very creative! That was super.

Garydavkra
10-02-2012, 11:59 AM
I plugged in my ukulele and just started fooling around with the chords and melody to our song and came up with a semi-improvised chord melody.... I just started recording and kept playing till I got all the way through - that's why it fades in. I got really lucky on my improvised ending - right up till the last note.

Enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a4cpIjJaqM

That was really nice. I bet that's the way they play it in Hawaii while sitting on a white sandy beach, at least that's the vision that I got.

~dave~~wave~
10-02-2012, 11:59 AM
This is a sincere appeal for clarification and suggestions.



We may say someone "beat" us to posting a song we had in mind.

Is there a way to make this more agreeable to everybody?

Should folks call "dibs" on a song?
"I need several days to practice, and I can't record until Saturday night, but I plan to do ______."

I already posted a bonus song.
Would it be more "sporting" of me to hold off posting any more until late in the week?



Folks who can't think of anything that fits the topic, do you want suggestions, or do you prefer to see what you might come up with on your own?

000Kanaka000
10-02-2012, 12:07 PM
Dave-wave
Crazy Box Ukelele
So nice. Really enjoyed
this bonus song.

GaryC1968
Never heard an 8 string being played
very interesting - love the sound.
Nice with the Field of Dreams addition.

BillOC
Hahahahaha this was really funny.
A nice comedy break.

23skidoo
Nice innovative rendition.

OldePhart
10-02-2012, 12:12 PM
I plugged in my ukulele and just started fooling around with the chords and melody to our song and came up with a semi-improvised chord melody.... I just started recording and kept playing till I got all the way through - that's why it fades in. I got really lucky on my improvised ending - right up till the last note.

Enjoy!



Arghhhh...that makes the instrumental I'm working up sound so lame...

Great job Bill!

mattydee
10-02-2012, 12:16 PM
This is a sincere appeal for clarification and suggestions.



We may say someone "beat" us to posting a song we had in mind.

Is there a way to make this more agreeable to everybody?

Should folks call "dibs" on a song?
"I need several days to practice, and I can't record until Saturday night, but I plan to do ______."

I already posted a bonus song.
Would it be more "sporting" of me to hold off posting any more until late in the week?



Folks who can't think of anything that fits the topic, do you want suggestions, or do you prefer to see what you might come up with on your own?


Seasons etiquette has, in all cases but one, allowed for free unfettered access by all to all songs that fit the theme, meaning duplicates have always been allowed. Of course this week they are encouraged, by the very nature of the contest. In the only dibs calling season, it was to make sure every song from a particular album was covered before duplicates were posted, but then once they were covered, duplicates were encouraged.

Often seasonistas have chosen to not do a song because someone else beat them to it, but that has always been their choice. It is not a rule. Back in the early days when a big season was 25 entries, total, it made sense to self-select and allow everyone some room in their choices, but now with hundreds of songs being entered between actual entries and bonus tracks, I think dibs calling in general, would be more restrictive than helpful. Someone may call dibs and then not have time to get it together, and someone who wanted the song is and would have had time is then screwed. There's room for everyone's interpretation. If you feel like you can't do justice to a song because someone else did it first, to be blunt, that really is your issue... The fact that this ongoing contest is an open, means we all get a fair shot. What you choose to do with that shot is up to you.

As a long time seasonista, I have both chosen to do a different song because someone got to my choice 'first' and chosen to go ahead with it anyway.

Finally, I think that we've nearly all come to the conclusion that the seasons have outgrown their status as contest, and really are more of a weekly challenge. There may be another discussion to be had about how to deal with the influx of entries every week, as the threads are getting harder to navigate, but playlists on the first post of the thread seem to help. Separating bonuses from entries really helps. I suppose intrepid hosts might rule out bonus tracks altogether to keep things minimalist.

mattydee
10-02-2012, 12:17 PM
Skidoo, that was awesome.

GinnyT11
10-02-2012, 12:37 PM
Inspired by the phrase "three strikes you're out"
*** HELP! *** why doesn't my link show the video? // Our 32nd Season submission never made it this far.


Hi Bill and Mrs. Bill: Congratulations on your cool uke entries! I love it that you're enjoying a new feature of life together with your uke playing.

Your video has been posted now, I see. You may be having trouble here and there with posting because you have not yet posted 10 posts. (After that, it's easier to sign on and you can see more items on the website.) Head on over to the Song Title Game under General Discussion and play a few rounds till you get past 10 posts.

For sure, we want to see you back here in the Seasons posting.


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thesillydave
10-02-2012, 01:38 PM
Seasons etiquette has, in all cases but one, allowed for free unfettered access by all to all songs that fit the theme, meaning duplicates have always been allowed. Of course this week they are encouraged, by the very nature of the contest. In the only dibs calling season, it was to make sure every song from a particular album was covered before duplicates were posted, but then once they were covered, duplicates were encouraged.

Often seasonistas have chosen to not do a song because someone else beat them to it, but that has always been their choice. It is not a rule. Back in the early days when a big season was 25 entries, total, it made sense to self-select and allow everyone some room in their choices, but now with hundreds of songs being entered between actual entries and bonus tracks, I think dibs calling in general, would be more restrictive than helpful. Someone may call dibs and then not have time to get it together, and someone who wanted the song is and would have had time is then screwed. There's room for everyone's interpretation. If you feel like you can't do justice to a song because someone else did it first, to be blunt, that really is your issue... The fact that this ongoing contest is an open, means we all get a fair shot. What you choose to do with that shot is up to you.

As a long time seasonista, I have both chosen to do a different song because someone got to my choice 'first' and chosen to go ahead with it anyway.

Finally, I think that we've nearly all come to the conclusion that the seasons have outgrown their status as contest, and really are more of a weekly challenge. There may be another discussion to be had about how to deal with the influx of entries every week, as the threads are getting harder to navigate, but playlists on the first post of the thread seem to help. Separating bonuses from entries really helps. I suppose intrepid hosts might rule out bonus tracks altogether to keep things minimalist.


well said!

mattydee
10-02-2012, 01:59 PM
well said!

Thanks! I honestly think all this talk about the seasons is overthinking it. They are what they are you, know?

That said, I wanted to add that one of the times I decided to enter a duplicate song, I won the week, so you know, stick to your guns! The work pays off! (And other assorted analogies and cliches)

jamz
10-02-2012, 02:17 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=sMMVD1Jxul&feature=plcp

Inspired by the phrase "three strikes you're out."

This was hysterical. Well done!

ukuleledaveey
10-02-2012, 02:25 PM
Seasons etiquette has, in all cases but one, allowed for free unfettered access by all to all songs that fit the theme, meaning duplicates have always been allowed. Of course this week they are encouraged, by the very nature of the contest. In the only dibs calling season, it was to make sure every song from a particular album was covered before duplicates were posted, but then once they were covered, duplicates were encouraged.

Often seasonistas have chosen to not do a song because someone else beat them to it, but that has always been their choice. It is not a rule. Back in the early days when a big season was 25 entries, total, it made sense to self-select and allow everyone some room in their choices, but now with hundreds of songs being entered between actual entries and bonus tracks, I think dibs calling in general, would be more restrictive than helpful. Someone may call dibs and then not have time to get it together, and someone who wanted the song is and would have had time is then screwed. There's room for everyone's interpretation. If you feel like you can't do justice to a song because someone else did it first, to be blunt, that really is your issue... The fact that this ongoing contest is an open, means we all get a fair shot. What you choose to do with that shot is up to you.

As a long time seasonista, I have both chosen to do a different song because someone got to my choice 'first' and chosen to go ahead with it anyway.

Finally, I think that we've nearly all come to the conclusion that the seasons have outgrown their status as contest, and really are more of a weekly challenge. There may be another discussion to be had about how to deal with the influx of entries every week, as the threads are getting harder to navigate, but playlists on the first post of the thread seem to help. Separating bonuses from entries really helps. I suppose intrepid hosts might rule out bonus tracks altogether to keep things minimalist.
:agree::D spot on

strumsilly
10-02-2012, 02:53 PM
Inspired by the phrase "three strikes you're out

BILLOC

inspired is right. made my bellY hurt though, I/m a little under the weather with a belly ache.

erivel
10-02-2012, 03:08 PM
If there was one sport I wish I was good at it would be surfing. Tried it once in Maui, ugh...

Anyway, I put this one together quickly today, so it's a little rough. And my apologies in advance...I know I promised no more kazoo, but...I...umm...


http://youtu.be/Fk_PeXlvcHA

GaryC1968
10-02-2012, 03:20 PM
Here is my entry. Short and sweet. Well, short anyway.
Great start to the season, Gary!


Here's my first entry. What a great season. I love the seasons. Love it love it love it. Of course being from Blighty we play the beautiful game here so you have the pleasure of me in my footy teams colours. I had to look this song up as I wasn't familiar with the title but once I'd looked it up I recognised it as soon as I heard it. I'm sure my nan used to sing it way back when. I already have my all time favourite football anthem in mind as my bonus. Looking forward to all the different takes on one song.
Much respect for taking on the baseball theme and representing the futbol community!


Here's my entry. Never played it before, so it was a fun one to learn!
You ROCKED the kazoo! What more can I say?


1908 version of the classic song
thanks ralf! makes me want to visit my little sister in san francisco, catch a game, eat some garlic fries...i do so love october baseball!
Excellent! I think that is the first time I have heard the full version all the way through.


Hi All here is my Entry --- it is the 1929 Version with an added bonus at the end. Don't worry there will be very few if any bonuses this time.
Great job, and post as many bonuses as you like!


More Fun Than Watching Paint Dry!
which is more than I can say about watching baseball itself...

-Kurt
That was most definitely more fun than watching paint dry! Was it more fun than SMELLING wet paint dry? I guess it depends on what kind of paint you are using. ;)


Ok, so...this song is a little too rowdy for me, so I had to re-write the verses, and slow it way down, and make it whispery and melancholy. Of course. Sorry about the crazy dog in the background. Also, I grew up near San Francisco. That's important to know.
Very nice! Way to make the song your own!


Playing this I kept hearing the national anthems coming through.
Much respect to our game British Commonwealth Cousins who give this one a go.
Great arrangement, I'm digging the Risa!


80 squid for a pint o' watery lager?
That was fun, but I'm not sure if 80 squid for a pint of lager is a good deal or not!


Inspired by the phrase "three strikes you're out"
*** HELP! *** why doesn't my link show the video? // Our 32nd Season submission never made it this far.
"When we get there, you can buy me some stuff" – AWESOME! I laughed through the entire video!


I plugged in my ukulele and just started fooling around with the chords and melody to our song and came up with a semi-improvised chord melody.... I just started recording and kept playing till I got all the way through - that's why it fades in. I got really lucky on my improvised ending - right up till the last note. Enjoy!
Just one more example of why I want to be like Bill when I grow up! Simply Amazing!

23skidoo
10-02-2012, 04:10 PM
I remember falling in love with LWIII CD "Last man on earth" which was recorded in the wake of Wainwright's mother's death
and the collapse of a romantic relationship. The album addressed feelings of grief and loneliness, and I always thought
the Swimming Song should have been on that CD. That original upbeat plinkity plink banjo of his, I always thought created a merry
mood that was hiding something more sorrowful... something more than holding your breath and moving your arms around... something
more than marking time and waiting for life to begin again. Moving on from the summer where I might have drowned.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmnBbvEvZ0M

beautiful rendition, wee, and a lovely video to boot.


No Filipinouker, I was born in Atlanta, GA

I promise to stop soon but I thought about this song because of the opening and then...one thing lead to another:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WClIXONRqS8

GREAT choice, Alan - can't go wrong with the Boss..... we should give 'Dancing in the Dark' another shot - a great tune.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMMVD1JtxuI&feature=plcp

Inspired by the phrase "three strikes you're out"

*** HELP! *** why doesn't my link show the video? // Our 32nd Season submission never made it this far.

this is great.... love the improvised dramatic recitation - y'all got a couple of good laughs out of me - good stuff!


If there was one sport I wish I was good at it would be surfing. Tried it once in Maui, ugh...

Anyway, I put this one together quickly today, so it's a little rough. And my apologies in advance...I know I promised no more kazoo, but...I...umm...

http://youtu.be/Fk_PeXlvcHA

holy crap, Eric - this is killer! Great multitrack - really vibin on the harmonies..... I went through an almost religious Beach Boys phase a few years ago - those close harmonies are amazing.....

23skidoo
10-02-2012, 04:10 PM
This is most excellent. I'm reminded of Bill Frisell guitar hero of real life and his version of Sheandoah. Top marks old bean.

thanks, man - and the Frisell comparison makes my day.... he's one of my favorite musicians, especially his 'Nashville' record....


Lovely.
And I can see your hands, so I can attempt to contort my fingers into similar shapes and see if I hear anything half as pretty.

Decaturcomp, you hit the nail on the head, I definitely hear that Bill Frisell aura.

appreciate it, Dave - the chords are pretty straightforward, so it was interesting to mess with them and see what I could come up with without going to far off the reservation....


groovy skidoo! ... trippy! wonder if Dock Ellis heard this type of song in the infamous no-no game!

many thanks, Dave - and I was sober as a judge whilst recording, I assure you.....:)


That was really nice. I bet that's the way they play it in Hawaii while sitting on a white sandy beach, at least that's the vision that I got.

glad you enjoyed it - was definitely going for the 'low blood sugar' vibe....


Arghhhh...that makes the instrumental I'm working up sound so lame...

Great job Bill!

hehehe - go for it, John - I'm really diggin all the theme and variation this week....


Skidoo, that was awesome.

thanks, matty...



Just one more example of why I want to be like Bill when I grow up! Simply Amazing!


gracias, amigo - and who said anything about growing up?

peewee
10-02-2012, 05:50 PM
Hi All, skimmed through the entries so far, great stuff. Will post my TMOTTBG and go through the entries more thouroughly as soon as I come up for air from work..
meanwhile here's some more inspiration from Bruce Springstone:
http://youtu.be/8D3PqhHx5eM

http://youtu.be/8D3PqhHx5eM

decaturcomp
10-02-2012, 06:21 PM
Pal, that was beautiful. AND punchy!!!



If there was one sport I wish I was good at it would be surfing. Tried it once in Maui, ugh...

Anyway, I put this one together quickly today, so it's a little rough. And my apologies in advance...I know I promised no more kazoo, but...I...umm...

thesillydave
10-02-2012, 07:59 PM
not sure if anyone has done this yet...three lion "96...and if not...,davey,...why not!!?? (ha!)
so, i took it upon myself to do it for a bonus...
even got into my 10 year old's jersey he got from his uncle scott who teaches in england...it was..to say the least....confining...
anyway, here goes me murdering a nice football song...enjoy! cheers!


http://youtu.be/uIQmOk3cplI

thesillydave
10-02-2012, 08:04 PM
If there was one sport I wish I was good at it would be surfing. Tried it once in Maui, ugh...

Anyway, I put this one together quickly today, so it's a little rough. And my apologies in advance...I know I promised no more kazoo, but...I...umm...


http://youtu.be/Fk_PeXlvcHA

that was great! wow! and, for me, the kazoo works..and like the new goatee...makes you look surfer tough!

erivel
10-02-2012, 08:17 PM
No Filipinouker, I was born in Atlanta, GA

I promise to stop soon but I thought about this song because of the opening and then...one thing lead to another:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WClIXONRqS8

I like your mellow take on this one! Almost did this one myself for a bonus, but couldn't get it to sound right. Nicely done!

erivel
10-02-2012, 08:23 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=sMMVD1Jxul&feature=plcp

Inspired by the phrase "three strikes you're out."

Now that was an entertaining version!

erivel
10-02-2012, 08:25 PM
I plugged in my ukulele and just started fooling around with the chords and melody to our song and came up with a semi-improvised chord melody.... I just started recording and kept playing till I got all the way through - that's why it fades in. I got really lucky on my improvised ending - right up till the last note.

Enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a4cpIjJaqM

Dang Bill, that was most excellent! Gorgeous playing there brother!

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
10-02-2012, 09:17 PM
Hi all! First, sad to read that strumsilly's in the hospital---great to see so much support for him here; strumsilly is among the Seasons' MVPs, accepting (almost) every challenge, always picking great songs, playing those songs with style and love, and being a great friend and supporter to his fellow Seasonistas. Be sure to keep sending your healing energies to strumsilly all week, everyone. Rest up and get well, strum!!!

Second, the contest playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2xGE5eN6diFzGgCmecycW9mtDRarrd67) has been updated, and I've started a bonus track playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2xGE5eN6diG322Jhc2Oa35NPRjf564S-) as well. Only videos recorded for the 33rd Season will be added to the playlists. Of course, feel free to keep sharing any sporty uke videos you've got!

Third, wow! We're really starting to get an idea of how many directions this challenge can go. So many different, creative approaches to the challenge. Bravo, Seasonistas!!!

erivel
10-02-2012, 09:33 PM
The Swimming Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KGII3BpfTQ



I remember falling in love with LWIII CD "Last man on earth" which was recorded in the wake of Wainwright's mother's death
and the collapse of a romantic relationship. The album addressed feelings of grief and loneliness, and I always thought
the Swimming Song should have been on that CD. That original upbeat plinkity plink banjo of his, I always thought created a merry
mood that was hiding something more sorrowful... something more than holding your breath and moving your arms around... something
more than marking time and waiting for life to begin again. Moving on from the summer where I might have drowned.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmnBbvEvZ0M

Alan and Rob, two very different, but very great renditions of Loudon's song! Thanks for posting them! I think Loudon is a wonderful singer-songwriter...

krabbers
10-02-2012, 09:55 PM
As I know nothing at all about basketball I have decided to opt out of the main song this week, I believe you should only sing songs about things you know about, I also knew nothing about football, until I heard this song by Iain Lee, suddenly it all made sense.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKbqEobqy64

barefootgypsy
10-02-2012, 10:18 PM
Bonus ideas - I'd love to see someone do these - Formby did so many funny songs; quite a few are sport-related!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y_z2QWBAA0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fPTdUK5Kt8

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

Playing wooden uke too!

wee_ginga_yin
10-02-2012, 11:14 PM
not sure if anyone has done this yet...three lion "96...and if not...,davey,...why not!!?? (ha!)
so, i took it upon myself to do it for a bonus...
even got into my 10 year old's jersey he got from his uncle scott who teaches in england...it was..to say the least....confining...
anyway, here goes me murdering a nice football song...enjoy! cheers!
http://youtu.be/uIQmOk3cplI

One of Gary Lineker's most famous sayings is:
‘Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win.'

Hippie Dribble
10-03-2012, 12:43 AM
learnt this one today from the link that brother JerBear gave earlier in the thread...couldn't find chords anywhere so did it all on the fly. Anyway JB, hope it helps you so you can play it too. Certainly can't vouch for the correctness of the music I played but it sort of works...I used a baritone in G tuning so you'll have to transpose the chords if you're using standard tuning. Anyway, I fell in love with the song as soon as I heard it so thanks for the song mate. So much fun!!!! Jackie Robinson sure musta had a massive impact when he came on the baseball scene in the mid 40's eh


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4iSrSIHcRM

I'm a bit with krabbers this week. I think I'll opt out of the main draw and see if I can't learn a couple of bonus tunes to add to the list. Have a great week folks! :)

krabbers
10-03-2012, 01:14 AM
learnt this one today from the link that brother JerBear gave earlier in the thread...couldn't find chords anywhere so did it all on the fly. Anyway JB, hope it helps you so you can play it too. Certainly can't vouch for the correctness of the music I played but it sort of works...I used a baritone in G tuning so you'll have to transpose the chords if you're using standard tuning. Anyway, I fell in love with the song as soon as I heard it so thanks for the song mate. So much fun!!!! Jackie Robinson sure musta had a massive impact when he came on the baseball scene in the mid 40's eh


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4iSrSIHcRM


that was superb. very well delivered

decaturcomp
10-03-2012, 01:38 AM
Lovely, tell yer Mum.


not sure if anyone has done this yet...three lion "96...and if not...,davey,...why not!!?? (ha!)
so, i took it upon myself to do it for a bonus...
even got into my 10 year old's jersey he got from his uncle scott who teaches in england...it was..to say the least....confining...
anyway, here goes me murdering a nice football song...enjoy! cheers!

decaturcomp
10-03-2012, 01:43 AM
That was excellent! Seemed like it was written for Eu Eugene! In fact it was....ZAZZY!


learnt this one today from the link that brother JerBear gave earlier in the thread...couldn't find chords anywhere so did it all on the fly. Anyway JB, hope it helps you so you can play it too. Certainly can't vouch for the correctness of the music I played but it sort of works...I used a baritone in G tuning so you'll have to transpose the chords if you're using standard tuning. Anyway, I fell in love with the song as soon as I heard it so thanks for the song mate. So much fun!!!! Jackie Robinson sure musta had a massive impact when he came on the baseball scene in the mid 40's eh


I'm a bit with krabbers this week. I think I'll opt out of the main draw and see if I can't learn a couple of bonus tunes to add to the list. Have a great week folks! :)

23skidoo
10-03-2012, 02:39 AM
learnt this one today from the link that brother JerBear gave earlier in the thread...couldn't find chords anywhere so did it all on the fly. Anyway JB, hope it helps you so you can play it too. Certainly can't vouch for the correctness of the music I played but it sort of works...I used a baritone in G tuning so you'll have to transpose the chords if you're using standard tuning. Anyway, I fell in love with the song as soon as I heard it so thanks for the song mate. So much fun!!!! Jackie Robinson sure musta had a massive impact when he came on the baseball scene in the mid 40's eh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4iSrSIHcRM

I'm a bit with krabbers this week. I think I'll opt out of the main draw and see if I can't learn a couple of bonus tunes to add to the list. Have a great week folks! :)

You gotta hold of this one Jon - right out of the park.... Top notch, man - nothing wrong with that at all.....

000Kanaka000
10-03-2012, 03:03 AM
* those are great. Have never heard formby before.




Bonus ideas - I'd love to see someone do these - Formby did so many funny songs; quite a few are sport-related!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y_z2QWBAA0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fPTdUK5Kt8

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

Playing wooden uke too!

000Kanaka000
10-03-2012, 03:08 AM
Your on the fly is better than my practiced for hours. Great Job.
By the way what baritone are you playing ? It has a nice sound.




learnt this one today from the link that brother JerBear gave earlier in the thread...couldn't find chords anywhere so did it all on the fly. Anyway JB, hope it helps you so you can play it too. Certainly can't vouch for the correctness of the music I played but it sort of works...I used a baritone in G tuning so you'll have to transpose the chords if you're using standard tuning. Anyway, I fell in love with the song as soon as I heard it so thanks for the song mate. So much fun!!!! Jackie Robinson sure musta had a massive impact when he came on the baseball scene in the mid 40's eh


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4iSrSIHcRM

I'm a bit with krabbers this week. I think I'll opt out of the main draw and see if I can't learn a couple of bonus tunes to add to the list. Have a great week folks! :)

000Kanaka000
10-03-2012, 03:17 AM
eugene ukelele
Great Job. Loved it.

thesillydave
three lion 96
thank you for the english football song.
dedicated even down to the lions on the shirt.

000Kanaka000
10-03-2012, 03:22 AM
Wouldn't care if anyone did the same song i am doing as everyone
has a different styling to it. It's all about being creative and simply
enjoying the music to enjoy it. Thought this was more about just
getting as much as is possible out of putting in as much as possible
to the seasons challenges at hand. Maybe i came in with a wrong
understanding of what it is all about.

thesillydave
10-03-2012, 03:36 AM
learnt this one today from the link that brother JerBear gave earlier in the thread...couldn't find chords anywhere so did it all on the fly. Anyway JB, hope it helps you so you can play it too. Certainly can't vouch for the correctness of the music I played but it sort of works...I used a baritone in G tuning so you'll have to transpose the chords if you're using standard tuning. Anyway, I fell in love with the song as soon as I heard it so thanks for the song mate. So much fun!!!! Jackie Robinson sure musta had a massive impact when he came on the baseball scene in the mid 40's eh


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4iSrSIHcRM


I'm a bit with krabbers this week. I think I'll opt out of the main draw and see if I can't learn a couple of bonus tunes to add to the list. Have a great week folks! :)


great! great! great! i think you nailed it! solid! cheers!

23skidoo
10-03-2012, 03:41 AM
Seasons etiquette has, in all cases but one, allowed for free unfettered access by all to all songs that fit the theme, meaning duplicates have always been allowed. Of course this week they are encouraged, by the very nature of the contest. In the only dibs calling season, it was to make sure every song from a particular album was covered before duplicates were posted, but then once they were covered, duplicates were encouraged.

Often seasonistas have chosen to not do a song because someone else beat them to it, but that has always been their choice. It is not a rule. Back in the early days when a big season was 25 entries, total, it made sense to self-select and allow everyone some room in their choices, but now with hundreds of songs being entered between actual entries and bonus tracks, I think dibs calling in general, would be more restrictive than helpful. Someone may call dibs and then not have time to get it together, and someone who wanted the song is and would have had time is then screwed. There's room for everyone's interpretation. If you feel like you can't do justice to a song because someone else did it first, to be blunt, that really is your issue... The fact that this ongoing contest is an open, means we all get a fair shot. What you choose to do with that shot is up to you.

As a long time seasonista, I have both chosen to do a different song because someone got to my choice 'first' and chosen to go ahead with it anyway.

Finally, I think that we've nearly all come to the conclusion that the seasons have outgrown their status as contest, and really are more of a weekly challenge. There may be another discussion to be had about how to deal with the influx of entries every week, as the threads are getting harder to navigate, but playlists on the first post of the thread seem to help. Separating bonuses from entries really helps. I suppose intrepid hosts might rule out bonus tracks altogether to keep things minimalist.

I agree with what matty says, as well..... as far as the issue of 'calling dibs' goes, though, I think the Seasonista's respective skill level plays a part. As someone who has been playing music for years and is pretty comfortable posting videos, I can understand why some of the less experienced members might not want to follow up another version of the same tune if they think it's better than theirs. I'm confident about my musical skills, but I'm a pretty shy person and can empathize with the desire not to put yourself in a position where you're publicly comparing yourself to someone you feel is better than you.

I have two thoughts about this. First - don't worry about it. We have all skill levels here and it's a friendly, positive environment - I genuinely don't think anyone judges the beginners here in a negative way.... and if they do, screw them - that's not what the Seasons are about. Again, I know this is much easier for a more experienced player to say, but I think it's universally true.

Second - I've unofficially called dibs on a tune before by publicly stating that I was working on it. I know it doesn't guarantee that no one else will do it, but I like to think most folks have the urge to do something different and contribute a unique tune - I know I do. If you let us know you're planning to post a certain tune, I think most folks will avoid working on that one themselves. And if they don't..... well, I think that's fine too. I don't think we should do anything to restrict anyone or the songs they choose - but I also think this means that anyone is free to tell us what they're working on and we can each decide what that means to us and whether or not we'll work on the same song ourselves.

krabbers
10-03-2012, 04:20 AM
as a newbie to this thread i would just like to say that any challenge that gets people playing is a great thing, so carry on the good work, i may not comment much in the thread as i find it hard to keep up with what is going on, but if i have watched your video i will always comment on the youtube page, i also try to reply to every comment i get as i think it is only fair if someone has taken the time to watch and comment

cheers

mike

thesillydave
10-03-2012, 04:49 AM
eugene ukelele
Great Job. Loved it.

thesillydave
three lion 96
thank you for the english football song.
dedicated even down to the lions on the shirt.

thanks ! it was a fun song. now, off to find more bonus songs!

~dave~~wave~
10-03-2012, 06:03 AM
By the way... I've never seen a uke like that before! Apart from easy storage, what advantages does it have over 'standard' ukes?
Thanks for the kind words and your interest.



You could sit on it and it won't break.
Being "headless" it has a "zero fret" rather than nut slots, which makes the action low and fast and the intonation good.
You can play way, way high up the neck.
Since in has no body, it doesn't resonate, so it's quiet enough not to disturb others but loud enough to hear yourself unplugged.
Plugged in it's impossible for it to "feed back" so you could play it through a stack of amps in an arena.

GinnyT11
10-03-2012, 06:45 AM
I had some time this morning waiting for a workman, so have commented up through page 22.


wee ginga yin - Betty Boop There's a continuous fantasia going on in your head, Rob, that causes you---nay, compels you---to make the most intriguing music vids on the forum. Whatever biochemical thing is happening, don't interfere with it.
Plus, I nearly cried at your Swimming song matched with the video you added.

garydavkra--Take Me Out...and, he's gone! Clever idea. So nice that you're contributing regularly; it's only been five weeks, but you can't be called a newbie anymore.

ukeydave--Still the faceless uker. Very good of you to do such a thoughtful version when it's not your sport.

erivel--even your basic playing is crisp and fun. Your Surfin' USA was tee-rrific; you completely caught the feeling of that song. It seems there's no style you can't play.

sillydave--nice to hear those early Take Me Out lyrics, with the signals telling us whether to slide or not.
And bravo for doing a football song, albeit a yearning one---"there's always next year."

23skiddoo--You sounded very "country" in this one, which doesn't happen in all your songs. Loved seeing your little futball fans.
Your improvised Take Me Out is sensational!

000Kanaka000---Nice to hear another version of lyrics, plus updated ones. The sweet style of your version may prompt people to go to a game.
Eye of the Tiger is very beautiful. Kung Fu Fighting has more reverb than your others on my computer, but I can see a disco ball going.

ksiegel - Kurt, you do very nice things with that banjolele, and it really sounds great on this song, especially instrumental part. So, what is your sport---competitive cappucino?

caroljean - You have very nice picking and a sweet voice. (It reminds me of Marilyn Monroe singing Happy Birthday, Mr. President.) So good that you've continued posting after your recent plunge.

decaturcomp - I Can Be Centerfield. You always bring a great vocal, excellent strumming (and often a little whimsy--as in your Take Me Out). Good song for this season.
Swimming is quite interesting, but I especially liked Glory Days, which is so poignant.

dave~~wave--How clever of you to insert anthems into Take Me Out. I'm so impressed that you take that uke when you're out walking. Fun CB version of Anyone for Tennis.
(I also meant to comment on your Sunny Afternoon from last week---it was delightful.)

GaryC1968 --Great version of Take Me Out! I loved the Eddie Rabbit beat on your 8-string, which gave it a lot of depth.

BillOC -- Brilliant minds are at work here! Loved your concept and I wish you and the lovely Mrs. many hour of uking fun, which you'll let us in on, right?

krabbers - Nice ditty that explains football for us. And you're wearing red socks, which tips us off to what side you're on.

Eugene - Jackie Robinson - You jumped on that song the minute you heard it and, in a little Tasmanian whirl of mental activity, promptly delivered another primo Eugene song. I like hearing you sing that style.

Garydavkra
10-03-2012, 06:47 AM
learnt this one today from the link that brother JerBear gave earlier in the thread...couldn't find chords anywhere so did it all on the fly. Anyway JB, hope it helps you so you can play it too. Certainly can't vouch for the correctness of the music I played but it sort of works...I used a baritone in G tuning so you'll have to transpose the chords if you're using standard tuning. Anyway, I fell in love with the song as soon as I heard it so thanks for the song mate. So much fun!!!! Jackie Robinson sure musta had a massive impact when he came on the baseball scene in the mid 40's eh



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4iSrSIHcRM

I'm a bit with krabbers this week. I think I'll opt out of the main draw and see if I can't learn a couple of bonus tunes to add to the list. Have a great week folks! :)

Outstanding!

krabbers
10-03-2012, 07:01 AM
krabbers - Nice ditty that explains football for us. And you're wearing red socks, which tips us off to what side you're on.


if pushed i would say i support Arsenal who do wear red, but the story is, i have worn red socks since 2009 ish i got about 20 pairs exactly the same, that way you never have to pair them up when you wash them, if you get a hole in one you just throw one away, and also no one else likes to wear them so that worked to a degree too,

but triple points for staying to the end of the video

cheers

Mike

wee_ginga_yin
10-03-2012, 07:06 AM
wee ginga yin - Betty Boop There's a continuous fantasia going on in your head, Rob, that causes you---nay, compels you---to make the most intriguing music vids on the forum. Whatever biochemical thing is happening, don't interfere with it.
Plus, I nearly cried at your Swimming song matched with the video you added.

Glad you like the Betty Boop videos. I just like the movements in those old 1930's cartoons.
They do not need much synching to get the characters to dance in time with the music, and
besides the good thing about them is that they all belong to the public domain and you can
pick them up for free form archive.org (http://archive.org/search.php?query=betty%20boop%20dance%20AND%20medi atype%3Amovies) so you don't need to worry about copyright infringements.
Besides it is the easy way out if you want to do a multitracking video... you just need to
concentrate on the music and let Betty take care of the visuals, as a bonus Ms Boop is quite popular
on YT so you get people visiting your video other than ukulele enthusiasts.

The swimming video featured my grandkids Noa, Elijah, Olli and Jasper. I think Elijah was following
his mother's advice... look before you leap... but he certainly did show some courage to throw himself
into the water like that... especially with the water-wings on.

peewee
10-03-2012, 07:42 AM
Someone get this lady a ukulele

http://youtu.be/II5SaGjZWhs

~dave~~wave~
10-03-2012, 07:49 AM
The Fishin' Hole by Earle Hagen
Whistling version only, there are words to it out there somewhere.
Theme song for the Andy Griffith TV show.

Key of D for those playing along at home: D A G E7

Recorded early this morning with the traffic noise on my squeaky broken porch glider.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e2oe7iKWDk

filipinouker
10-03-2012, 07:58 AM
LOL !!!
Woah! That's talent!!!



Someone get this lady a ukulele

http://youtu.be/II5SaGjZWhs

decaturcomp
10-03-2012, 08:09 AM
Bravo! Using porch furniture as a rhythm instrument... priceless.


The Fishin' Hole by Earle Hagen
Whistling version only, there are words to it out there somewhere.
Theme song for the Andy Griffith TV show.

Key of D for those playing along at home: D A G E7

Recorded early this morning with the traffic noise on my squeaky broken porch glider.

decaturcomp
10-03-2012, 08:12 AM
.talk cannot I, impressed so I'm


LOL !!!
Woah! That's talent!!!

thesillydave
10-03-2012, 08:29 AM
.talk cannot I, impressed so I'm

yoda? i think you are taller...and less green.

decaturcomp
10-03-2012, 09:00 AM
Oh, I'm still pretty green about a lot of things SilDave!

Here is a true story because "The truth is such an important thing, I've always believed that it should be used sparingly." -S. L. Clemens


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BOO3sWgQfU

I changed one term in this song out of respect for the folks who might not be terribly offended by the balance of the content but would probably cringe at hearing "motor scooter" in the vulgate.

wee_ginga_yin
10-03-2012, 09:11 AM
Oh, I'm still pretty great about a lot of things SilDave!

Here is a true story because "The truth is such an important thing, I've always believed that it should be used sparingly." -S. L. Clemens
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BOO3sWgQfU

Great song... but I think it needed more cowbell... for KML looks suspiciously like Christopher Walken
and when the light just catches you justright you could pass for a mature Elvis Costello.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/98/Landis_portrait-restored.png/220px-Landis_portrait-restored.png

decaturcomp
10-03-2012, 09:26 AM
Aye. Costello and I share a few things, similar hairlines, ukulele affection if not affectation and beautiful, talented wives.


Great song... but I think it needed more cowbell... for KML looks suspiciously like Christopher Walken
and when the light just catches you justright you could pass for a mature Elvis Costello.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/98/Landis_portrait-restored.png/220px-Landis_portrait-restored.png

strumsilly
10-03-2012, 09:57 AM
Comments from the bleachers:
GARDARKR: you have such a nice voice, I was sorry you didn't finish the song.
UKEYDAVE: you could sing a soap commercial and it would sound great, solid work
ERICVEL: confident playing, that Kamaka sounds ssssoooooo sweet
SILLY DAVE: you bring that incomparable style to everything you do, loved the mashup and Calypso influenced strum
GANGA K: really enjoyed your version, did you write some of that, if so, well done! And an MM bari, I'm a little jealous, but I do have 3 baris and one is a Gibson, so don't feel too sorry. And I liked your bonus “eye of the tiger” better than the original. Thanks for reminding me what a great song that is. I need to add it to my repertoire.
EUPHRETES2: that was banjerific. You are a strummonster on that thing.
CAROLJEAN: you managed to make a sweet lullaby out of it, and with that bedroom voice, and I mean that in a nice way.
DAVEWAVE: the new Hendrix of the uke, put a little distortion in there and you'd have it. Looks like a really fun uke. Well done!
EUGENE UKE-you continue to impress, not only with your great voice& awesome playing, but mostly with the joy and LOVE that comes across the miles to us. I learn something every time I watch you, you got more styles down than Madonna.
That's all I got through so far. Still in the hospital but might try to get a tune out . Please don't clog up this thread with well wishes, it's pretty hard to get through it as it is, just say a prayer . And remember, when you're down cause you” ain't got that doe re me, boys”, health is our greatest wealth. Stay healthy seasonistas, and keep them tunes coming, It is making the time fly for me. Thanks all.

000Kanaka000
10-03-2012, 10:01 AM
Dave wave
The fishin Hole
and complete with chords.
fun.


Decaturcomp
Don't know where you come up with
all these unusual songs.very entertaining.
i agree with the statement you can't have to much cow bell.

000Kanaka000
10-03-2012, 10:05 AM
[QUOTE=GT3T11;1062747]I had some time this morning waiting for a workman, so have commented up through page 22.



000Kanaka000---Nice to hear another version of lyrics, plus updated ones. The sweet style of your version may prompt people to go to a game.
Eye of the Tiger is very beautiful. Kung Fu Fighting has more reverb than your others on my computer, but I can see a disco ball going.

* Might have had some extra reverb on that one - once in awhile the settings on the amp get changed
and a different flavor comes through. Thank you for your kind comments.

000Kanaka000
10-03-2012, 10:15 AM
* The updated 2012 version of Take Me Out to the Ballgame, yes i threw it together. A Gibson is a
nice Baritone so am sure the sound is stellar on it. At this point i have one baritone but am in the
process of ordering my first custom (such hard choices to make).

You should totally do Eye of the Tiger it's a great song and it's nice to see the different qualities
each brings to it. Thank you for the comment that you like it better than the original, that is very
heartwarming and makes all the sore fingers worth it. Here is the very important question though
are you having popcorn and hotdogs and all else that goes with it, while in the bleachers ?


Comments from the bleachers:
GARDARKR: you have such a nice voice, I was sorry you didn't finish the song.
UKEYDAVE: you could sing a soap commercial and it would sound great, solid work
ERICVEL: confident playing, that Kamaka sounds ssssoooooo sweet
SILLY DAVE: you bring that incomparable style to everything you do, loved the mashup and Calypso influenced strum
GANGA K: really enjoyed your version, did you write some of that, if so, well done! And an MM bari, I'm a little jealous, but I do have 3 baris and one is a Gibson, so don't feel too sorry. And I liked your bonus “eye of the tiger” better than the original. Thanks for reminding me what a great song that is. I need to add it to my repertoire.
EUPHRETES2: that was banjerific. You are a strummonster on that thing.
CAROLJEAN: you managed to make a sweet lullaby out of it, and with that bedroom voice, and I mean that in a nice way.
DAVEWAVE: the new Hendrix of the uke, put a little distortion in there and you'd have it. Looks like a really fun uke. Well done!
EUGENE UKE-you continue to impress, not only with your great voice& awesome playing, but mostly with the joy and LOVE that comes across the miles to us. I learn something every time I watch you, you got more styles down than Madonna.
That's all I got through so far. Still in the hospital but might try to get a tune out . Please don't clog up this thread with well wishes, it's pretty hard to get through it as it is, just say a prayer . And remember, when you're down cause you” ain't got that doe re me, boys”, health is our greatest wealth. Stay healthy seasonistas, and keep them tunes coming, It is making the time fly for me. Thanks all.

decaturcomp
10-03-2012, 10:16 AM
That one is from Jonathon Coulton Ganga-Ji
You might enjoy some of his songs here:
http://www.jonathancoulton.com/primer/listen/
I suggest "The Future Soon" "Skullcrusher Mountain" and "A Talk with George" (because there just aren't enough songs written about George Plimpton).

"Dear Doctor" is a Stones song from Beggars Banquet, "The Swimming Song" is Loudon Wainwright III, Father of Rufus and married at one time to the late, lovely Kate McGarrigle who with Sister Anna sang the song, too: http://www.mcgarrigles.com/tag/swimming-song



Dave wave
Decaturcomp
Don't know where you come up with
all these unusual songs.very entertaining.

~dave~~wave~
10-03-2012, 10:19 AM
"The truth is such an important thing, I've always believed that it should be used sparingly." -S. L. Clemens


Kenesaw Mountain Landis - Wow, great bonus track, Eight Men Out is one of my favorite movies.

I always assumed the ol' judge came from down your way, but apparently he was named after the battlefield where his daddy was wounded in the War Between The States.

000Kanaka000
10-03-2012, 10:21 AM
Thank you for the link share -- will check them out.
Well just got to love a title called skullcrusher mountain.
Just heard a phrase in passing today that would make
a great start for a song... i might try my hand at actually
writing something a little more in depth than the baseball
one.





That one is from Jonathon Coulton Ganga-Ji
You might enjoy some of his songs here:
http://www.jonathancoulton.com/primer/listen/
I suggest "The Future Soon" "Skullcrusher Mountain" and "A Talk with George" (because there just aren't enough songs written about George Plimpton).

we tigers
10-03-2012, 10:38 AM
A bit earlier than last week, so we'll have time to try and get a bonus song in later.
Since we're Eurotrash ;) we have nothing with your ballgame so here's our short instrumental version!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yE7PC-Rtao

GinnyT11
10-03-2012, 10:52 AM
Mr. & Mrs. Tiger, you are adorable! Your playing together is delightful. Thank you for this sweet version.

Do post a bonus. Are there songs about the nationwide speed skating race that happens in the NL when there's a deep freeze? Something with a driving beat and a glockenspiel.

strumsilly
10-03-2012, 10:54 AM
A bit earlier than last week, so we'll have time to try and get a bonus song in later.
Since we're Eurotrash ;) we have nothing with your ballgame so here's our short instrumental version!
I'm surprised how well the 2 instruments worked together. really enjoyed it. nice job.

GinnyT11
10-03-2012, 10:56 AM
For you non-fans of baseball, I'd like to point you to a hitting champion who cares for his custom bats as if they were Moore Bettah ukes, in cases with humidity detectors.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/25/sports/baseball/for-ichiro-suzuki-respect-for-bats-is-key-to-hitting.html?_r=1&


"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in our philosophy."

.

000Kanaka000
10-03-2012, 11:03 AM
Love the things you do -- so complimentary together.
This song never sounded better.




A bit earlier than last week, so we'll have time to try and get a bonus song in later.
Since we're Eurotrash ;) we have nothing with your ballgame so here's our short instrumental version!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yE7PC-Rtao

ukuleledaveey
10-03-2012, 11:03 AM
my entry


http://youtu.be/AHbqpJ6IbRs

peewee
10-03-2012, 11:07 AM
And my entry:

Dedicated to Strumsilly in his time of Bellyache, and to Vin Scully, the best voice in radio, the only reason I give a fig about baseball


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNmPQ3O_Jj0

Garydavkra
10-03-2012, 11:09 AM
A bit earlier than last week, so we'll have time to try and get a bonus song in later.
Since we're Eurotrash ;) we have nothing with your ballgame so here's our short instrumental version!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yE7PC-Rtao

I liked that a lot. Light, airy and you did a great job!

erivel
10-03-2012, 11:09 AM
A bit earlier than last week, so we'll have time to try and get a bonus song in later.
Since we're Eurotrash ;) we have nothing with your ballgame so here's our short instrumental version!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yE7PC-Rtao

That was such a delightful version!! :)

barefootgypsy
10-03-2012, 11:10 AM
my entry


http://youtu.be/AHbqpJ6IbRsOh wow, I loved that, my favourite version so far! Beautiful instrumental, and this song really suits your voice! Just lovely!

erivel
10-03-2012, 11:12 AM
And my entry:

Dedicated to Strumsilly in his time of Bellyache, and to Vin Scully, the best voice in radio, the only reason I give a fig about baseball


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNmPQ3O_Jj0

Nice dedication to strumsilly and a great rendition peewee! Clever use of the ball game in the background too!

erivel
10-03-2012, 11:15 AM
my entry


http://youtu.be/AHbqpJ6IbRs

Nice swinging version there Daveey!