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fernandogardinali
11-03-2012, 09:10 AM
http://youtu.be/Z0n_1YFMkDA

Hello guys,

Me and my beloved Luana Gouvêa (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/member.php?81641-Luana-Gouvea) live far away from each other (400 km - 6:30 hours bus) and we miss each other very, very much. So, our season's theme is "Saudade", which is a very hard to translate word.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudade

Your songs should be then about missing or longing to someone, something, someplace or sometime, about nostalgia, homesickness, yearning, anything like that.

Rules:
- No multitracking
- Make a new video
- Mention that your video is for the 38th Season of the Uke.
- Uke must be the main instrument.
- Covers or originals are ok.
- Bonus tracks are great! Unless you mention it, your first post will be your entry.

Judging:
The judges will be me and Luana. We will give points according to your performance (singing and/or playing) and we will award extra points if:
1) You send bonus tracks.
2) If the song was originally recorded in portuguese (like this (http://youtu.be/yUuJrpP0Mak) and this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0UWu_xchHU))

Prizes:
Since we live in Brazil it would be very hard (and expensive) to ship stuff to you people in the United States, so we will give 3 Elderly.com coupons.

1st place - $20 gift card
2nd place - $15 gift card
3rd place - $10 gift card


Deadline is Sunday, 23:59 (GMT -4)

Bye!
Fernando and Luana

EDIT: Playlist - Entries (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSqigwQbioMgZ7arK4BUu9Aisq0XTPVUF)
Bonuses (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSqigwQbioMgJh7haxXSHntCkPLIHQvMe)

uke4ia
11-03-2012, 09:17 AM
I'm getting a "This video is unavailable" message when I click on the video.

we tigers
11-03-2012, 09:18 AM
Oh my! This has our love for Brazilian music from the sixties (Elenco label: wow!) flaring up!
But hm, we might try something in our native language; Dutch... Excellent theme! Looking forward to all the entries.

Barbablanca
11-03-2012, 09:59 AM
Great theme. Obrigado! What a nice couple you two make!

Hippie Dribble
11-03-2012, 11:13 AM
Thankyou Fernando and Luana, what a lovely theme. :)

wee_ginga_yin
11-03-2012, 11:57 AM
Nobody does "missing you" (http://youtu.be/h_FncT08gKM) better than Tina

OldePhart
11-03-2012, 01:06 PM
Hey guys...very nice theme and generous. I'm going to have to give this one some thought...

John

TCK
11-03-2012, 04:30 PM
Great idea...I am going to scour the American experience of the fifties and see what I can come up with
44930
Nothing better than nerds in love when you are missing someone ;)

chrimess
11-03-2012, 04:54 PM
song "der Weg" by Herbert Groenemeyer as a dedication to his wife he lost to cancer and how he misses her until eternity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VngAT7U9b3g

chrimess
11-03-2012, 05:17 PM
bonus time- can't go wrong with good old Eddie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5KaPGXGbPA

Will leave the Portguese bonus points to Tina, the old uke banger.

ukuleledaddy
11-03-2012, 05:42 PM
Nice theme you two. I hope to find the time to get an entry in. My wife and I were over 400 miles apart for the first two years we began dating. I can relate.

TCK
11-03-2012, 05:57 PM
My wife runs a lab for a winery here, and when it is time to squish grapes, she is gone. 12-16 hour days for the last six weeks at least, and we will go to Thanksgiving. No Ukin', no cuddlin' no nuthin' for your old friend the Cloverdale Kid. I saw this theme and shoved a uke in her hand, and taught her a favorite of ours in five minutes.
This is as rough as a cob, and yeah...it is my favorite video I have made to date.
She brings out the best in me, and this is as good as I get. Seriously, that lady is my world and I HATE the grape season to the core of my being.
As an added bonus, you get William, my dog, on percussion.
Apologies to Otis Redding, and big thank you's for teaching us this song...and all the other ones.
You Left The Water Running
This is our entry-but yeah, you will see me again. Great theme guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8fyOrEV_7w&feature=youtu.be

chrimess
11-03-2012, 06:06 PM
This is classic- your wife even got the nice uke.
My wife runs a lab for a winery here, and when it is time to squish grapes, she is gone. 12-16 hour days for the last six weeks at least, and we will go to Thanksgiving. No Ukin', no cuddlin' no nuthin' for your old friend the Cloverdale Kid. I saw this theme and shoved a uke in her hand, and taught her a favorite of ours in five minutes.
This is as rough as a cob, and yeah...it is my favorite video I have made to date.
She brings out the best in me, and this is as good as I get. Seriously, that lady is my world and I HATE the grape season to the core of my being.
As an added bonus, you get William, my dog, on percussion.
Apologies to Otis Redding, and big thank you's for teaching us this song...and all the other ones.
You Left The Water Running
This is our entry-but yeah, you will see me again. Great theme guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8fyOrEV_7w&feature=youtu.be

Hippie Dribble
11-03-2012, 06:09 PM
My wife runs a lab for a winery here, and when it is time to squish grapes, she is gone. 12-16 hour days for the last six weeks at least, and we will go to Thanksgiving. No Ukin', no cuddlin' no nuthin' for your old friend the Cloverdale Kid. I saw this theme and shoved a uke in her hand, and taught her a favorite of ours in five minutes.
This is as rough as a cob, and yeah...it is my favorite video I have made to date.
She brings out the best in me, and this is as good as I get. Seriously, that lady is my world and I HATE this season to the core of my being.
As an added bonus, you get William, my dog, on percussion.
Apologies to Otis Redding, and big thank you's for teaching us this song...and all the other ones.
You Left The Water Running
This is our entry-but yeah, you will see me again. Great theme guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8fyOrEV_7w&feature=youtu.be

hmmm...have we ever had a winner from the first entry before? OK, so if I don't watch another youtube clip throughout the whole of November I don't care. This will keep my tank full of petrol at least til Christmas and probably into next year. LOVE. YOU. GUYS. This is pure, gutsy, real, earth shakin, down home sincerity with a twist of perfect togetherness. Dang you two, you left my water running as well. Eugenie! pass me a hankie will ya... :love:

TCK
11-03-2012, 06:11 PM
Awe jeez- I love you guys. Man that silly video means a lot to me. So glad you enjoyed it.
Seems Mel is my magic ingredient- would not have it any other way

TCW
11-03-2012, 06:27 PM
Awe jeez- I love you guys. Man that silly video means a lot to me. So glad you enjoyed it.
Seems Mel is my magic ingredient- would not have it any other way

Awe - Thanks, love. and thanks for the nice comments, guys! I hope to be checking in on all of you more frequently soon. Glad you liked the video!

Dougf
11-03-2012, 10:30 PM
Shot on my IPad in my hotel in Leipzig.


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

krabbers
11-03-2012, 11:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8fyOrEV_7w&feature=youtu.be

I LOVE THIS !!!!!!!!

I CANNOT SHOUT IT LOUD ENOUGH

if it was my week i would end it now, cos this is the best . love it

austin1
11-04-2012, 12:56 AM
Shot on my IPad in my hotel in Leipzig.


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

you're in Leipzig? Any chance you'll be swinging through Lower Saxony while we're in the same country?

krabbers
11-04-2012, 01:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL2MOB8a2I8

consitter
11-04-2012, 01:47 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL2MOB8a2I8

Wow. That's just awesome.

wee_ginga_yin
11-04-2012, 02:04 AM
Finely crafted Krabbers. Great song. It is quite wonderful that you can sing
the words that say "I am not missing you" yet express the exact opposite feeling.
It is that juxtaposition that give the song the dynamic tension. Excellent delivery.
Smashing!!!

wee_ginga_yin
11-04-2012, 02:05 AM
David Olney song as a bonus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QpxNhq3gh4

chrimess
11-04-2012, 02:07 AM
This one is great, Doug- tell me, how could anyone with your lastname be homesick in Leipzig?

Shot on my IPad in my hotel in Leipzig.


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

Jazzbanjorex
11-04-2012, 02:41 AM
My wife runs a lab for a winery here, and when it is time to squish grapes, she is gone. 12-16 hour days for the last six weeks at least, and we will go to Thanksgiving. No Ukin', no cuddlin' no nuthin' for your old friend the Cloverdale Kid. I saw this theme and shoved a uke in her hand, and taught her a favorite of ours in five minutes.
This is as rough as a cob, and yeah...it is my favorite video I have made to date.
She brings out the best in me, and this is as good as I get. Seriously, that lady is my world and I HATE the grape season to the core of my being.
As an added bonus, you get William, my dog, on percussion.
Apologies to Otis Redding, and big thank you's for teaching us this song...and all the other ones.
You Left The Water Running
This is our entry-but yeah, you will see me again. Great theme guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8fyOrEV_7w&feature=youtu.be

Loved it, Loved it! LOVED IT!!

Jazzbanjorex
11-04-2012, 02:46 AM
Shot on my IPad in my hotel in Leipzig.


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

That was nice and smooooooth. I love that pineapple uke too.

Jazzbanjorex
11-04-2012, 02:52 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL2MOB8a2I8

Good song and well done.

Jazzbanjorex
11-04-2012, 02:57 AM
David Olney song as a bonus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QpxNhq3gh4

That was nicely done. Nice pear shaped ukulele.

Jazzbanjorex
11-04-2012, 02:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4deAZSOh9UY
Thank you.

xommen
11-04-2012, 03:41 AM
My entry for this season. This song is about my dad who passed away this year. It is called my Dad. I was planning on writing a song about him for some time so this was as good a moment as any I guess. I have four brother and no sisters, in case you were wondering. I think the song is still a little unpolished, but I don't think it would be better at the end of the week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bgtd-w87jFM

xommen
11-04-2012, 04:36 AM
This is a bonus song called in a little while by U2, Bono says it's a song about getting home to his wife after a hangover. But I too believe that Joey Ramone made this into a Gospel Tune.

http://youtu.be/eaqs7c5AwdA

xommen
11-04-2012, 05:14 AM
And another bonus, with or without you by U2. This is a new recording for this season, I also did this one for season 34.

http://youtu.be/jlCzJImK32k

The Ukelites
11-04-2012, 05:23 AM
My wife runs a lab for a winery here, and when it is time to squish grapes, she is gone. 12-16 hour days for the last six weeks at least, and we will go to Thanksgiving. No Ukin', no cuddlin' no nuthin' for your old friend the Cloverdale Kid. I saw this theme and shoved a uke in her hand, and taught her a favorite of ours in five minutes.
This is as rough as a cob, and yeah...it is my favorite video I have made to date.
She brings out the best in me, and this is as good as I get. Seriously, that lady is my world and I HATE the grape season to the core of my being.
As an added bonus, you get William, my dog, on percussion.
Apologies to Otis Redding, and big thank you's for teaching us this song...and all the other ones.
You Left The Water Running
This is our entry-but yeah, you will see me again. Great theme guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8fyOrEV_7w&feature=youtu.be

Sweeeet! :love: Superb duet!

The Ukelites
11-04-2012, 05:27 AM
Shot on my IPad in my hotel in Leipzig.


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

Lovely sensitive singing, hope you like Leipzig! :)

The Ukelites
11-04-2012, 05:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL2MOB8a2I8

Great song choice, krabbers, I thought about this one too. You made it your own in a very good way. I like it a lot.:)

The Ukelites
11-04-2012, 05:35 AM
David Olney song as a bonus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QpxNhq3gh4

Good song, never heard it before. I like this strum you use here!

Dougf
11-04-2012, 05:40 AM
you're in Leipzig? Any chance you'll be swinging through Lower Saxony while we're in the same country?

I'm pretty much booked up until I leave on Wed, but it would've been fun to jam. I'll let you know if they send me again next year.


This one is great, Doug- tell me, how could anyone with your lastname be homesick in Leipzig?

Yeah, I'm really not homesick, this is a great city -- the song is just part of my shtick. :)


That was nice and smooooooth. I love that pineapple uke too.

Thanks, that's my homemade manzanita uke.


Lovely sensitive singing, hope you like Leipzig! :)

I love Leipzig, I'm sorry I have so little time here. I did manage to visit the Thomakirche, where Bach was kantor, and also the Bach museum. Very interesting.

uke4ia
11-04-2012, 05:53 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phef5Rqa1i0

Here's a bonus track. This is a video I did in May. The song is "Hide It Away" by Richard Thompson.

The Ukelites
11-04-2012, 05:53 AM
My entry for this season. This song is about my dad who passed away this year. It is called my Dad. I was planning on writing a song about him for some time so this was as good a moment as any I guess. I have four brother and no sisters, in case you were wondering. I think the song is still a little unpolished, but I don't think it would be better at the end of the week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bgtd-w87jFM

An original song and two bonus tracks on one day! Wow! The song about your dad is very nice. Maybe some day you make a multitrack version! Seems like you have the equipment in the background! :)

xommen
11-04-2012, 05:58 AM
An original song and two bonus tracks on one day! Wow! The song about your dad is very nice. Maybe some day you make a multitrack version! Seems like you have the equipment in the background! :)

Thanks, it's raining outside, so why not record some songs :).

we tigers
11-04-2012, 05:59 AM
Here's our entry. We tried to sing the song together and in Portuguese, but kind of chickened out and went for the English version and without me singing. Saskia's voice is way nicer and I had to concentrate on the chords and the rhythm. And it would be an insult to the beautiful language.
After recording it we started to have doubts wether it was a Saudade or not. But hey, we're big fans of Brazilian music from the sixties (Quarteto Em Cy, Edo Lobo, Nara Leao, etcetera) and as with so many people the Getz/Gilberto record was our way into this magical musical world. We've even given our daughter Nina, Doralice as a second name...

So here goes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opD7VTgH7n8&feature=plcp

Hope you guys like it! Thanks for watching!

The Ukelites
11-04-2012, 06:12 AM
Here's our entry. We tried to sing the song together and in Portuguese, but kind of chickened out and went for the English version and without me singing. Saskia's voice is way nicer and I had to concentrate on the chords and the rhythm. And it would be an insult to the beautiful language.
After recording it we started to have doubts wether it was a Saudade or not. But hey, we're big fans of Brazilian music from the sixties (Quarteto Em Cy, Edo Lobo, Nara Leao, etcetera) and as with so many people the Getz/Gilberto record was our way into this magical musical world. We've even given our daughter Nina, Doralice as a second name...

So here goes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opD7VTgH7n8&feature=plcp

Hope you guys like it! Thanks for watching!

Love it! Fantastic job on a brilliant - and difficult - song!:D Sixties music from Brazil? More please!

The Ukelites
11-04-2012, 06:40 AM
After two busy weeks we managed to take part in the Seasons again. Hope you like it!:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHsYZP0i12E

we tigers
11-04-2012, 06:53 AM
Love it! I'm officially an Ukulites fan!
Each time we watch your videos I encourage Saskia to pick up the ukulele more often say I can play my beloved Ubass...
You have the sound so right; excellent vocals, lovely playing on those Kamakas and killer baselines.

TCK
11-04-2012, 07:01 AM
Welcome back guys- sure been missing you two around here. Such a nice way to enjoy my coffee- thanks for this one

After two busy weeks we managed to take part in the Seasons again. Hope you like it!:)

Raygf
11-04-2012, 07:15 AM
I've been working on this one for a while and have been meaning to get a video up. Here's quick take #4 minus the spoken verses. I want to dedicate this to my father who lost the love of his life on September 20th after 70 years of marriage. He's in a terminal tail spin and we hope he pulls out of it. I love you Dad.


http://youtu.be/CwOuveYzoVs

Penguinofsorts
11-04-2012, 10:08 AM
Can I post this as a bonus track? Dang it I just recorded it today and it's perfect for this theme! (the original author wrote it while missing her recently deceased father). If it's not a bonus, then at least it's an 'example' :-)


http://youtu.be/kclrkKub61E

on to find something else to record...

wee_ginga_yin
11-04-2012, 10:34 AM
Hello in there.
A song about old people missing their past, their family, and friends

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP1aiAmdt6U

Arrgh!!! did I just say 28 instead of 38... always knew I was a decade behind:old:

we tigers
11-04-2012, 10:48 AM
Beautiful again! I like the wonky effects on your sound.

we tigers
11-04-2012, 11:03 AM
My wife runs a lab for a winery here, and when it is time to squish grapes, she is gone. 12-16 hour days for the last six weeks at least, and we will go to Thanksgiving. No Ukin', no cuddlin' no nuthin' for your old friend the Cloverdale Kid. I saw this theme and shoved a uke in her hand, and taught her a favorite of ours in five minutes.
This is as rough as a cob, and yeah...it is my favorite video I have made to date.
She brings out the best in me, and this is as good as I get. Seriously, that lady is my world and I HATE the grape season to the core of my being.
As an added bonus, you get William, my dog, on percussion.
Apologies to Otis Redding, and big thank you's for teaching us this song...and all the other ones.
You Left The Water Running
This is our entry-but yeah, you will see me again. Great theme guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8fyOrEV_7w&feature=youtu.be

This had us smiling! It's real, it's sincere and I love the ending. Great guys!

Tootler
11-04-2012, 11:22 AM
The theme is great for folk song. There's plenty of choice. I have three in the can already plus one from a previous season I can use as a bonus.

Here is a starter. My take on possibly one of the best known of all English Folk Songs. Collected by Cecil Sharpe in Somerset in the early years of the twentieth century. Very popular and all sorts of people have recorded it.


http://youtu.be/5quvf8L22XU

Tootler
11-04-2012, 11:25 AM
Here's a bonus track from a previous season.

http://youtu.be/vNxNKCZauKY

GinnyT11
11-04-2012, 11:28 AM
I've been working on this one for a while and have been meaning to get a video up. Here's quick take #4 minus the spoken verses. I want to dedicate this to my father who lost the love of his life on September 20th after 70 years of marriage. He's in a terminal tail spin and we hope he pulls out of it. I love you Dad.



Ray, I'm very touched by the song, both the choice and its meaning for you. I'm sorry for your dad's loss...and for yours. Best wishes. --Ginny

Penguinofsorts
11-04-2012, 11:45 AM
This is a song that I've always loved but have never learned to play until just an hour ago and while it's far from perfect, I'm tickled that I -got- it....muahaha...
Carolina - by Jason Harrod


http://youtu.be/2TGGto4DDCk

btw...what an awesome season! these videos are great!!

GinnyT11
11-04-2012, 12:04 PM
This is a song that I've always loved but have never learned to play until just an hour ago and while it's far from perfect, I'm tickled that I -got- it....muahaha...
Carolina - by Jason Harrod
btw...what an awesome season! these videos are great!!

Glad to see you participating, sortofpenguin.
The lyrics don't say WHICH Carolina, but from the rolling hills and blue waters, I'd say North Carolina, where I've lived 26 years. This song is quite a bit different from Carolina on My Mind; this is more of a happy memory, like California, Here I Come. Your singing will probably bring a few visitors, and we can always use tourist dollars. :)

Hippie Dribble
11-04-2012, 12:25 PM
I've been working on this one for a while and have been meaning to get a video up. Here's quick take #4 minus the spoken verses. I want to dedicate this to my father who lost the love of his life on September 20th after 70 years of marriage. He's in a terminal tail spin and we hope he pulls out of it. I love you Dad.


http://youtu.be/CwOuveYzoVs

stunning vocal Ray. Wishing you and your family healing and love mate.

Hippie Dribble
11-04-2012, 01:10 PM
thanks Fernando and Luana, here's my song... :love:


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

OldePhart
11-04-2012, 02:11 PM
Great stuff so far! It's pretty unlikely that I'm going to have any time to record any new videos for a while as we are about go into acceptance testing on the major project that has been keeping my nose to the grindstone since last spring.

So, I guess this will have to do as a bonus track - I wrote and recorded it for the 19th season way back when.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqWJNP14OUI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqWJNP14OUI

The theme for the 19th Season of the Ukulele at Ukulele Underground .com was "rivers." I was going to do "River in the Rain" but I started thinking about rivers and ended up writing this original about the lower Dolores River in southwestern Colorado.

The McPhee reservoir, finished in 1989, I believe, has more or less destroyed the lower Dolores River. While the dam was probably a necessary evil in the face of population growth in the region, the management of the project adopted a "fill then spill" philosophy instead of the more balanced policies adopted for many other projects. It is fairly obvious that the water authority regards any trickle of water that manages to escape into the spillway as water wasted.

This has resulted in the stretch of the lower Dolores from the dam to where another small river joins it from the other side of the mountains becoming little more than a muddy drainage ditch much of the time. A long stretch of river that was once navigable in medium size rafts almost year round has become a stream that often cannot be navigated even in a kayak.

John

Jazzbanjorex
11-04-2012, 04:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iEFqdft4-o&feature=youtu.be

Raygf
11-04-2012, 04:15 PM
Ray, I'm very touched by the song, both the choice and its meaning for you. I'm sorry for your dad's loss...and for yours. Best wishes. --Ginny


stunning vocal Ray. Wishing you and your family healing and love mate.

Thank you both very much.

Luana Gouvea
11-04-2012, 04:21 PM
hey guys,

I've just left Fernando at the bus station and the saudade is burning hard in my heart.

We didn't had the chance to start to watch everybody's videos this holiday, but from tomorrow on we'll start it up.

I'm very thankful for your entrys, and especially for your empathize with our situation, sometimes it's really hard and I've felt really touched by everybody's history of saudade.

Thanks for making this season so lovely,

Luana.

GaryC1968
11-04-2012, 05:41 PM
Here is my entry for Season 38. It's a poem by Melanie Edwards about missing how things used to be in a relationship, even though they aren't physically apart. Thanks for watching!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8JUymb_fAU

ukuloonie
11-04-2012, 06:08 PM
Here is my entry for Season 38. It's a poem by Melanie Edwards about missing how things used to be in a relationship, even though they aren't physically apart. Thanks for watching!

Nice playing

GaryC1968
11-04-2012, 06:58 PM
Nice playing

Thank you very much!

wee_ginga_yin
11-05-2012, 01:37 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iEFqdft4-o&feature=youtu.be

Now that was a song and and a half... wonderful story behind it
and sung with great sensitivity. First time I have ever heard it...
who is it by?

Jazzbanjorex
11-05-2012, 02:35 AM
Now that was a song and and a half... wonderful story behind it
and sung with great sensitivity. First time I have ever heard it...
who is it by?
It was by Bread (David Gates). If you like this song you'll like most of the songs by Bread and David Gates.

Ukeval
11-05-2012, 02:44 AM
Here is a bonus track for this season, I can't put it as my entry as it was already recorded as a bonus for the 27th season, but fits well the Saudade theme..; ;-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VADVwwQdQU

Here are the words of the song :
Tu não te lembras
Da casinha pequenina
Onde o nosso amor nasceu ?
Tu não te lembras da casinha,
Pequenina,
Onde o nosso amor nasceu
Tinha um coqueiro do lado, que coitado
De saudade, já morreu
Tinha um coqueiro do lado que coitado
De saudade, já morreu
Tu não te lembras das juras ?
Oh, perjura,
Que fizeste com fervor ?
Tu não te lembras das juras ?
Oh, perjura,
Que fizeste com fervor ?
Daquele beijo demorado,
Prolongado
Que selou o nosso amor
Daquele beijo demorado,
Prolongado
Que selou o nosso amor

sweetdemise
11-05-2012, 04:53 AM
I have an original that just might work, now to make it an uke version.

FiL
11-05-2012, 09:00 AM
Today is Gram Parson's birthday. He would have been 66. Although he probably never heard of the word, he understood saudade pretty well. Here's my take on his song "Hickory Wind". The original can be found on the Byrds' landmark Sweetheart of the Rodeo album, the only album they did with Gram on board.


http://youtu.be/uuO20cwrkGk

- FiL

UKISOCIETY
11-05-2012, 10:49 AM
I'm lovin' this week's entries, especially the duets.

Ipsofacto
11-05-2012, 11:11 AM
here's my entry for this week... The sound quality is pretty rubbish, as my Macbook's mic is on the fritz... I had to record it through a iPhone headset... eeep. I will probably re-record and upload it later in the week, but until then here's my first Ukulele original :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVJcfaHvds8&feature=youtu.be

lyrics -

I can’t sleep ‘cause I don’t dream
So well when I’m not around you.
This bed’s vacant, I feel fretful,
I’m counting the hours,
Until I’m next to you.

And I grow so restless,
On my own.
But just be patient,
I’ll be home soon.

To sleep perchance to dream,
To steal a kiss, to make you scream,
To put my arm around your waste
And to pull you close to me
I would give it all,
Away.

These nights get cold,
The Time it moves slower,
There are marks on the bedposts
Counting the days,
All the hours and seconds,
The minutes and then some,
I’m clocking the moments
‘til I see your face.

And I know your lonesome,
Just hold on.
Because time if fleeting,
I’ll be home soon.

To sleep perchance to dream,
To steal a kiss, to make you scream,
To put my arm around your waste
And to pull you close to me
I would give it all,
Away.

And if it ever comes to it,
You know I’d never stay,
There’s a difference between sacrifice
and throwing everything away.
And so I sware to you in harmony
And on my last saving grace,
That I will burn my bridges here,
So long as you don’t go away.

To sleep perchance to dream,
To steal a kiss, to make you scream,
To put my arm around your waste
And to pull you close to me
I would give it all,
Away.

filipinouker
11-05-2012, 12:12 PM
After about a gazillion takes, here's my entry for Saudade week...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4XIjQ0fcQI

29moons
11-05-2012, 01:08 PM
I am a very sentimental person and I have always loved this song and what it says to me. Those lost dreams from our younger years, missed opportunities and those close friends we thought we would always have yet somehow we lost touch. We can't go back but we can always remember.


http://youtu.be/YW_ensweA4o

Jazzbanjorex
11-05-2012, 01:09 PM
After about a gazillion takes, here's my entry for Saudade week...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4XIjQ0fcQI

Nice. Real nice. Good song and done well.

ukuloonie
11-05-2012, 01:10 PM
After about a gazillion takes, here's my entry for Saudade week...

That was really nice singing:)

29moons
11-05-2012, 01:28 PM
Very Beautiful and nicely done.


After about a gazillion takes, here's my entry for Saudade week...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4XIjQ0fcQI

29moons
11-05-2012, 01:33 PM
I really liked that Gary. Nice playing and the words really make you think.


Here is my entry for Season 38. It's a poem by Melanie Edwards about missing how things used to be in a relationship, even though they aren't physically apart. Thanks for watching!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8JUymb_fAU

29moons
11-05-2012, 01:43 PM
Wow! that was wonderful. it still amazes me how emotional a uke can be.


Here is a bonus track for this season, I can't put it as my entry as it was already recorded as a bonus for the 27th season, but fits well the Saudade theme..; ;-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VADVwwQdQU

Here are the words of the song :
Tu não te lembras
Da casinha pequenina
Onde o nosso amor nasceu ?
Tu não te lembras da casinha,
Pequenina,
Onde o nosso amor nasceu
Tinha um coqueiro do lado, que coitado
De saudade, já morreu
Tinha um coqueiro do lado que coitado
De saudade, já morreu
Tu não te lembras das juras ?
Oh, perjura,
Que fizeste com fervor ?
Tu não te lembras das juras ?
Oh, perjura,
Que fizeste com fervor ?
Daquele beijo demorado,
Prolongado
Que selou o nosso amor
Daquele beijo demorado,
Prolongado
Que selou o nosso amor

GinnyT11
11-05-2012, 01:46 PM
After about a gazillion takes, here's my entry for Saudade week...


What beautiful singing, S.! That is a heartfelt performance of quite a tender song. You have so much in you that comes out when you're singing and playing. The Seasons are great for you. Excellent work!

29moons
11-05-2012, 01:50 PM
That's a very sad one indeed. The banjouke really captured the longing feel and you sang it very well.


Today is Gram Parson's birthday. He would have been 66. Although he probably never heard of the word, he understood saudade pretty well. Here's my take on his song "Hickory Wind". The original can be found on the Byrds' landmark Sweetheart of the Rodeo album, the only album they did with Gram on board.


http://youtu.be/uuO20cwrkGk

- FiL

chrimess
11-05-2012, 02:02 PM
Really nice and very expressive.

After about a gazillion takes, here's my entry for Saudade week...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4XIjQ0fcQI

decaturcomp
11-05-2012, 03:28 PM
Well, I don't know about the first 999 skadillion but this one is just exactly perfect.


After about a gazillion takes, here's my entry for Saudade week...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4XIjQ0fcQI

uke4ia
11-05-2012, 06:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmPdK0IoEsE

This is a song called "Forever Autumn". It was originally performed by Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues on Jeff Wayne's musical version of H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds".

It's spring where Fernando and Luana are, but it's autumn here, so that made me want to play this song. If this theme had come up a couple of months from now, I might have done Blood Sweat & Tears' "Sometimes in Winter." I haven't put in any time thinking about it, but it would probably be easy to come up with all four seasons of saudade.

krabbers
11-06-2012, 01:05 AM
bit of multi tracking on this but i thought i would share anyway


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=472g1MeOPyw

decaturcomp
11-06-2012, 01:38 AM
As I listen to this in Georgia (US) you kids are on my mind, too. I think Mr. Carmichael would appreciate your version, too.

After two busy weeks we managed to take part in the Seasons again. Hope you like it!:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHsYZP0i12E

The Ukelites
11-06-2012, 02:53 AM
As I listen to this in Georgia (US) you kids are on my mind, too. I think Mr. Carmichael would appreciate your version, too.

Thanks a lot, we're a bit jeaulous of your national anthem "Georgia On My Mind",
as in Bavaria we have this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2Z6tBU3gmY&list=LPELYVm6Bz_EA&index=4&feature=plcp

or beer drinking songs like "In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PvWLPlkMKE&feature=related

:cheers:

julienstaudt
11-06-2012, 02:57 AM
Hello,

I don't have homesickness but I'm both sick and home with my daughter (who is sick too). So, while the mother is out for work, we decided to make you this vidéo.

I founded the idea of publishing a video in our own language very interesting. So I put my favourite french sad song.
It's a song of Georges Ulmer, who was a beautiful singer, and it's called "Si tu savais". The story of a guy who's longing for his gone girlfriend. It's famous as an instrumental played by Raphaël Fays.

Anyway here's my entrie


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=047ygPmSGMk&feature=plcp

We will maybe do a bonus track later if my side woman wants to (It's cold outside and we really have nothing to do).
We think of you guys and hope you will soon be able to live fulltime together... Nobody should stay that far from the loved one...

PS: Because of you I now listen Joao Gilberto all day long. This song just can't get out of my mind.

ksiegel
11-06-2012, 04:02 AM
That was wonderful! (Never heard the song before, nor do I know who Jason Harrod is, but you did it well!)



-Kurt
This is a song that I've always loved but have never learned to play until just an hour ago and while it's far from perfect, I'm tickled that I -got- it....muahaha...
Carolina - by Jason Harrod


http://youtu.be/2TGGto4DDCk

btw...what an awesome season! these videos are great!!

FiL
11-06-2012, 04:29 AM
That's a very sad one indeed. The banjouke really captured the longing feel and you sang it very well.

Thank you! I love sad songs.

- FiL

decaturcomp
11-06-2012, 04:33 AM
A Bonus. As a guy who's been happy in love since the early 90's the things that make me wistful may be inscrutable to some folk, I am one of them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia2KlbL9UwY

chrimess
11-06-2012, 05:36 AM
That's a great video, Alan, and it brings up the old "starving poet paradox": how much heartache and pain can a generally happy person express in arts?




A Bonus. As a guy who's been happy in love since the early 90's the things that make me wistful may be inscrutable to some folk, I am one of them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia2KlbL9UwY

GinnyT11
11-06-2012, 06:22 AM
http://youtu.be/2VBCfXT9-6k

A bonus entry.
This is the 1960s teen version of Saudade. I should have been wearing a pony tail and a poufy skirt.


.

fernandogardinali
11-06-2012, 06:26 AM
Guys,

Thank you all for the entries. I didn't had the time to watch the videos, but I've been reading the comments from my phone and seems there are some beautiful videos.

Since my mobile Internet connection totally sucks and I'm not allowed to use YouTube on my work, I will try to watch them tonight when I get home.

Thank you all for the videos and keep posting more! And who already posted, add some bonus tracks!

filipinouker
11-06-2012, 06:28 AM
Just to say THANK YOU for the lovely, kind comments. This forum is a real confidence-builder! Thanks for friendship, too! :cheers:

strumsilly
11-06-2012, 06:29 AM
http://youtu.be/iDqUkJAWd8c

ksiegel
11-06-2012, 07:24 AM
Not an easy topic - it is hard to find something that fits the emotion, without being too sappy, too saccharine, or even too sarcastic.

This song, by Jud Strunk, came out in 1973. I was 15 at the time. I still like it, a lot. (Contrast this with "Honey". Please.)

I forgot how loud the FireFly can be.


http://youtu.be/sMeUyJp5M-U



-Kurt

Raygf
11-06-2012, 08:24 AM
http://youtu.be/iDqUkJAWd8c

Nice choice and well done. I have always found this melody to be deceptively simple and incredibly difficult to sing. Not to mention she does it in Bb and modulates to B. One more to put in the list of songs to work on. Thanks!

Raygf
11-06-2012, 08:27 AM
Not an easy topic - it is hard to find something that fits the emotion, without being too sappy, too saccharine, or even too sarcastic.

This song, by Jud Strunk, came out in 1973. I was 15 at the time. I still like it, a lot. (Contrast this with "Honey". Please.)

I forgot how loud the FireFly can be.


http://youtu.be/sMeUyJp5M-U


-Kurt


This one sounds great on the Firefly. I hope I win the one being given away, because I will probably end up buying one if I don't. They have a unique, old-timey sound that I like.

Joko
11-06-2012, 09:26 AM
On seeing the original post for this week’s contest, I thought of the following song. When I examined the lyrics…. I remember long ago another starry night like this… we were young and full of life… they were shining there for you and me… these seemed to me to be the lyrics of a love song with a reminiscent longing for the days of the past. That’s the essence of saudade, right?

Okay, so I later learned that the song is actually about two old soldiers remembering the Mexican Revolution of 1910. From Sweden. I don’t suppose they were lovers, but you never know. Still, it totally fits for this week, IMHO.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n12TGDq5vh8

This week was also a major challenge for me with my hardware. A few days back, I broke the miniplug of my headphones off in the front jack of my computer. Only half of it broke off, and it’s totally stuck in there. I can’t get it out. The computer still thinks I have headphones plugged in, so the audio out in the back is disabled. Essentially, I have no sound. The first time I’ll hear this is after I upload it and listen to it on my phone…

Tootler
11-06-2012, 11:46 AM
This Irish folk song has enjoyed wide popularity over the years and there has been much discussion over the meaning of the lyrics.

For me, this song is about someone at the end of their life looking back over their life with not a few regrets over what has and hasn't been. It seems to fit the spirit of this weeks theme well.


http://youtu.be/4KkBRqCZv0A

I [C] wish I [Dm] was in Carrick[C]fergus,
[Am] Only for [Dm] nights in [F] Bally[C]grant
I would swim [Dm] over the deepest [C] ocean,
The [Am] deepest [Dm] ocean my [F] love [C] to find
But the sea is wide and I [Am] cannot swim [G] over
Neith[C]er have [Am] I the [F] wings to [G] fly
So [C] bring to [Dm] me a handsome [C] boatman
To [Am] ferry me [Dm] over, my [F] love to [C] find.

My childhood days bring back sad reflections
Of happy times I spent so long ago,
My boyhood friends and my own relations
Have all passed on now like melting snow.
So I spend my days in endless roaming,
The grass is soft, my bed is free.
Ah, to be back now in Carrickfergus,
On that long road down to the sea.

But in Kilkenny, it is reported,
On marble stones there as black as ink
With gold and silver I would support her,
But I'll sing no more 'till I get a drink.
For I'm drunk today, and I'm seldom sober,
A handsome rover from town to town,
Ah, but I'm sick now, my days are numbered,
Come all you young men and lay me down.

Some trivia:

Carrickfergus is a pretty little town just north of Belfast and the time we were there, the local quilting group had a show on which pleased my wife. There was also an amusing mural on the end of a house wall depicting a medieval street scene.

Kilkenny is apparently famous for its black marble which is used for gravestones in the local area.

we tigers
11-06-2012, 12:14 PM
Here's a bonus entry. In our opinion it is the best song in the Dutch language to describe nostalgia, in this case the longing for the place you grew up in, and how you can never return there because it has changed so much through time. In its original version it ALWAYS brings Saskia to tears.

Unfortunately, she has a bit of a cold so her voice isn't up to scratch, but we're very busy the rest of the week and this was the only moment we had to record. We won't blame you if you turn it off halfway through...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BWqLA2dYfA&feature=plcp

xommen
11-06-2012, 01:39 PM
Nice version.

For anybody that does not know dutch, you can get an idea by putting this through google translate:
http://www.tigch.nl/sonneveld/dorp.htm

Jazzbanjorex
11-06-2012, 04:16 PM
Saudade....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl67m5SpXXY
Thank you.

TCK
11-06-2012, 04:56 PM
No one will even read this pre-amble...shoot, I gotta do it anyway.
So, on October 16th, 1960, this guy is born, and he is destined to be a rock GOD. He had some influence playing punk (not a lot), but it is really his influence on post-punk we are talking about here. Without him, college makes no sense.
Fast-forward to 1992. Music is going nuts...and a bunch of flannel wearing long hairs in Seattle are controlling it, and yet, if you listen to all of it, you hear one person over and over again. It is actually pretty crazy how much of this stuff is selling like hotcakes, and yet, it all seems to boil down to one guy who had been doing this since 1979.
Bob Mould.
So what does he do?
Does he jump on the grunge wagon...nope.
He writes the perfect pop song.
Here it is.
Sugar- If I Can't Change Your Mind. Thanks Bob for all the amazing music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDH6M5GZo00&feature=youtu.be
Sorry the only songs I know about missing someone have to do with them packing all their stuff and leaving.
Oh yeah- this is a big bonus...even if you don't get it. I think Pee Wee, Eugene and Skidoo might, but at the end of the day it may just be the kind of bonus that only exists in my head.

we tigers
11-06-2012, 08:13 PM
Bob Mould!!! \m/
Wow... Beautiful... Speechless.

myrnaukelele
11-06-2012, 08:29 PM
Here's my entry for Saudade week.

http://youtu.be/RxAvmcmrKVs

TCK
11-06-2012, 08:43 PM
Jeez- thank you so much...man he means a lot to me. Thanks for watching
Bob Mould!!! \m/
Wow... Beautiful... Speechless.

Rick Turner
11-06-2012, 09:32 PM
Check out "Elis e Tom"...

we tigers
11-06-2012, 09:49 PM
Jeez- thank you so much...man he means a lot to me. Thanks for watching

Your video had me reminiscing the time I saw Sugar back in 1993 when I was 16 years old... I'm becoming an old fart...

Dan Uke
11-06-2012, 09:58 PM
For me, Saudade usually happens late at night after a few...

I have the perfect song in Korean...The first few lines of the song are As I listen to the music in the pouring rain I think of you becuase the rain is falling the same as the night you left...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIAIpvJrdU0&feature=youtu.be

Luana Gouvea
11-07-2012, 12:52 AM
Good morning everybody!

So, unfortunately I simply don't have the time, during the week, to watch all the videos. I've been reading the comments and I'm very curious about the vids. Any gap I find I'll try to start watching!

Thanks for enjoying so much the season, there are a lot of videos already!!

I've just created the playlist of the season, but since there are a lot of videos and I did a list only of the main entries (the bonus will get another list) I would like that everybody who send an entry would check it out just to be sure it is in there! If isn't please send me a PM.

Heres the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0n_1YFMkDA&list=PLSqigwQbioMgZ7arK4BUu9Aisq0XTPVUF&feature=plcp

Keep up with the good entries, soon I'll be answering everybody!!

Luana.

Hippie Dribble
11-07-2012, 01:10 AM
Your video had me reminiscing the time I saw Sugar back in 1993 when I was 16 years old... I'm becoming an old fart...
you're old Michael...sheesh, guess being born in 72 puts me in the ancient category.

brilliant this Dave..d'yknow me and my buddy used to play this one live back in these Hobart pubs in the mid 90's. I loved Husker Du with an unhealthy passion. he loved the Gin Blossoms...say no more. But I made him play this song with me. Awesome melancholy take on it mate, really like how you slowed it down. You're really picking some songs that suit your voice perfectly lately. Of course you're quite possibly just getting a better singer. Whatever it is just keep delivering these gems to us mate and I will sleep well each night...

TCK
11-07-2012, 04:56 AM
Hahahaha- Nothing wrong with being born in 72 :)
Unhealthy is a good word to describe the Bob Mould fascination-kinda looks like he is throwing it in if you watch the newest video (which is BRILLIANT). Course, hard to mess up a great song like that one, but thanks a million for the nice compliments...like to think I might just be getting better after all these videos
you're old Michael...sheesh, guess being born in 72 puts me in the ancient category.

brilliant this Dave..d'yknow me and my buddy used to play this one live back in these Hobart pubs in the mid 90's. I loved Husker Du with an unhealthy passion. he loved the Gin Blossoms...say no more. But I made him play this song with me. Awesome melancholy take on it mate, really like how you slowed it down. You're really picking some songs that suit your voice perfectly lately. Of course you're quite possibly just getting a better singer. Whatever it is just keep delivering these gems to us mate and I will sleep well each night...

GinnyT11
11-07-2012, 05:42 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT7y711He8A


My entry: "Try to Remember," from the 1960 musical "The Fantasticks" and first sung onstage by Jerry Orbach, now better known as Lenny Briscoe on "Law & Order."

Much better than my playing or singing is the uke, which is a Covered Bridge all-myrtle concert.


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000Kanaka000
11-07-2012, 06:13 AM
OK finally got around to doing a song for this season --- Hope you enjoy it.
It's a folk song with nostalgia about a river.


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

This is a loose interpretation of this old song.

wee_ginga_yin
11-07-2012, 08:32 AM
This is a very strange song... quite possibly coming from beyond the grave.
Now this is a twist for usually it is the living that miss and mourn for the dead,
but in this particular case it seems that the dead long for the living.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_W4iyP3je8

Jinxi
11-07-2012, 08:56 AM
Here's my entry. I think it fits the theme...I hope it does because it took a hundred gazillion tries.


http://youtu.be/mI2QdjXeWiU

Now off to check out the other entries!!!

Jinxi
11-07-2012, 09:05 AM
song "der Weg" by Herbert Groenemeyer as a dedication to his wife he lost to cancer and how he misses her until eternity.


bonus time- can't go wrong with good old Eddie:

Will leave the Portguese bonus points to Tina, the old uke banger.

Very nice and I agree, you can't go wrong with Eddie.


My wife runs a lab for a winery here, and when it is time to squish grapes, she is gone. 12-16 hour days for the last six weeks at least, and we will go to Thanksgiving. No Ukin', no cuddlin' no nuthin' for your old friend the Cloverdale Kid. I saw this theme and shoved a uke in her hand, and taught her a favorite of ours in five minutes.
This is as rough as a cob, and yeah...it is my favorite video I have made to date.
She brings out the best in me, and this is as good as I get. Seriously, that lady is my world and I HATE the grape season to the core of my being.
As an added bonus, you get William, my dog, on percussion.
Apologies to Otis Redding, and big thank you's for teaching us this song...and all the other ones.
You Left The Water Running
This is our entry-but yeah, you will see me again. Great theme guys.


Looks like you had fun! Love it, and I quote "Hell yeah, that was good!" :)

Jinxi
11-07-2012, 09:18 AM
Shot on my IPad in my hotel in Leipzig.


This was so sweet.

@Krabbers Great version of "I Ain't Missing You"

Jinxi
11-07-2012, 09:29 AM
David Olney song as a bonus


You sir, are fantastic.



Thank you.

You really got the feel of this song.

Jinxi
11-07-2012, 10:15 AM
My entry for this season. This song is about my dad who passed away this year. It is called my Dad. I was planning on writing a song about him for some time so this was as good a moment as any I guess. I have four brother and no sisters, in case you were wondering. I think the song is still a little unpolished, but I don't think it would be better at the end of the week.



This is a bonus song called in a little while by U2, Bono says it's a song about getting home to his wife after a hangover. But I too believe that Joey Ramone made this into a Gospel Tune.



And another bonus, with or without you by U2. This is a new recording for this season, I also did this one for season 34.


All wonderful songs. U2 really seems to fit you.



Here's a bonus track. This is a video I did in May. The song is "Hide It Away" by Richard Thompson.

Excellent playing!


Here's our entry. We tried to sing the song together and in Portuguese, but kind of chickened out and went for the English version and without me singing. Saskia's voice is way nicer and I had to concentrate on the chords and the rhythm. And it would be an insult to the beautiful language.
After recording it we started to have doubts wether it was a Saudade or not. But hey, we're big fans of Brazilian music from the sixties (Quarteto Em Cy, Edo Lobo, Nara Leao, etcetera) and as with so many people the Getz/Gilberto record was our way into this magical musical world. We've even given our daughter Nina, Doralice as a second name...

So here goes:

Hope you guys like it! Thanks for watching!

Such pretty singing. I really enjoyed this.


After two busy weeks we managed to take part in the Seasons again. Hope you like it!:)


OMG!! Seriously fantastic! Love the U-Bass and I'm wicked jealous of your voice. Great job!!!


I've been working on this one for a while and have been meaning to get a video up. Here's quick take #4 minus the spoken verses. I want to dedicate this to my father who lost the love of his life on September 20th after 70 years of marriage. He's in a terminal tail spin and we hope he pulls out of it. I love you Dad.



Great song. I hope your dad pulls through.


Can I post this as a bonus track? Dang it I just recorded it today and it's perfect for this theme! (the original author wrote it while missing her recently deceased father). If it's not a bonus, then at least it's an 'example' :-)

on to find something else to record...

I am always impressed when someone can finger pick AND sing. Great job and I love the dress. :)

Pueo
11-07-2012, 10:24 AM
Nobody does "missing you" (http://youtu.be/h_FncT08gKM) better than Tina
Hee Hee I was expecting Austin1 Tina! Looking forward to her Portuguese track.

ksiegel
11-07-2012, 11:57 AM
Hahahaha- Nothing wrong with being born in 72 :)

Oh, you kids!

I started High School in '72. I guess that means that, biologically, I'm old enough to be your father!

Now, you guys just go and get off of my lawn, okay?

(Where is that cane.... Oh, yeah, one in the car, one in the computer bag...)



-Kurt

decaturcomp
11-07-2012, 12:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt-ELHvmFQY

uke4ia
11-07-2012, 12:46 PM
Sugar- If I Can't Change Your Mind. Thanks Bob for all the amazing music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDH6M5GZo00&feature=youtu.be


I like the Copper Blue album a lot, but this was never one of the songs on it that grabbed my attention. You really get it across well here, though.

decaturcomp
11-07-2012, 01:38 PM
Although I finished High School in 1970, it was only because that way I knew I'd get to see the Who and Hendrix Pink Floyd's Ummagumma tour and and Duane Allman play for free in the park and Peter Tosh and Leonard Cohen and meet John Prine, and Steve Goodman and Jerry Garcia and booked Tom Waits to play a gig at my college stuff like that or I'd have waited until later to be born.


Oh, you kids!

I started High School in '72. I guess that means that, biologically, I'm old enough to be your father!

Now, you guys just go and get off of my lawn, okay?

(Where is that cane.... Oh, yeah, one in the car, one in the computer bag...)


-Kurt

Wongo
11-07-2012, 02:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmi1FDsbFfc&feature=plcp

Cannonball by Damien Rice
This is a song that reminds me of a time when my wife and I could only see each other once a week for a short period of time due to working a long distance away. It's horrible being parted from the ones you love.
Hope this counts. Please enjoy :) excuse the mistakes I'm still a big noob

000Kanaka000
11-07-2012, 02:40 PM
Wow was really behind so catching up --


chrimes - der weg
nice melody

TCK - You left the Water Running
Looks like you guys are having a great time
so nice to see. Great job.

Dougf -
Nice relaxed jazz style

kraters - I miss you
very country - excellent

Jazzbanjorex
Really nice with the harp
This is a great song - well done.

xommen - original
nice memorial to your dad

wetigers -
you guys sound so good together
another nice video

ukelites - georgia on my mind
Love with the bass
As usual another stellar performance
You two should be touring.

Raygf -
That Mya Moe Sounds great
Nice song and really like the bluesy sound to it.

WeeGingaYin
Very Interesting Sound on this
Nicely Done
One the best ones you have done.

Tootle
You always come up with interesting songs
well done

Penguinofsorts
enjoyed the video - good job

Eugene Ukelele - Sunday
Another fine performance as usual.

GaryC1968
Excellent

Fil
Like the bluegrass feeling

Ipsofacto
original material is always nice to see

filipinouker
You have a nice smooth singing voice to listen to
Good job

29 moons- swallowed by the cracks
enjoyable

Ukeval
Nice Uke -
Liked the playing for sure

Uke4ia
nicely done

julian staudt - si tu savais
liked your helper- cute
pretty song

Strumsilly
Nice job on this one

Ksiegel
i like this style of playing

Joko
Not an easy song to do

myrnaukelele
nice relaxed laid back style

Nongdam
Like the melody of this

GT3T11
This is a great song
Well done

Jinxi
after a hundred gazzillion tries - good job
i used to really like this song years ago
nice to hear it again.

decaturcomp - Caroline
wish the sound was a bit louder on this one
Nice one ----

Wongo
Ah hah a duet
Fun --

uke4ia
11-07-2012, 04:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0PQ7gm62nA

A bonus song. This is an original song called "It's Not a Game Anymore" I wrote in the mid-80s, based on a long-distance relationship I was in. It was originally a New Wave song written on keyboard.

29moons
11-07-2012, 04:24 PM
Here's a bonus! It's a second version of the same song... Swallowed By The Cracks. This one is a little mellower with a different strum pattern and bridge. Sorry it's so dark, it was light when I started.


http://youtu.be/PskR8QAOyRQ

peewee
11-07-2012, 07:08 PM
Hey folks, in case you are filled with nostalgia or longing for Season 36, I finally fought off the zombies and got to deciding on the winners. check it out!
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?71865-36th-Season-of-the-Ukulele-Season-of-the-Damned-Halloween-Week&p=1093697#post1093697

Zee
11-07-2012, 11:28 PM
Finally back in the game! This is originally by Kiwi Country singer Eddie Low. I think he was in Canada when he wrote it, and it mentions a bunch of waiata (Maori songs). Chur :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO5ZMso5THU&feature=channel&list=UL

EDIT: Oops... should be pronounced 'hor-ki mai', not 'hoe-ki mae'. My bad :s

000Kanaka000
11-08-2012, 03:18 AM
Love the matching uke and glasses very stylish.
Will have to look up the eddie vedder version for sure.





Finally back in the game! This is originally by Kiwi Country singer Eddie Low. I think he was in Canada when he wrote it, and it mentions a bunch of waiata (Maori songs). Chur :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO5ZMso5THU&feature=channel&list=UL

EDIT: Oops... should be pronounced 'hor-ki mai', not 'hoe-ki mae'. My bad :s

wee_ginga_yin
11-08-2012, 03:38 AM
Seems that every once in a while everyone has a bonus binge.

There is something strangely satisfying about singing a C&W song with a Scottish accent
whilst wearing a Turkish Fez... perhaps it is all about breaking the boundaries of good taste.

You see there is something wrong with the picture of a Fez wearing Scotsman complaining
about his 1964 Mustang convertible being burnt to the ground in the desert of New mexico
by his firey girlfriend Rita.

It just is not plausible... it would be more likely if her name were Janet and she drove
his Morris Minor 1000 into a red post office letterbox, by accident, whilst on her way to
the chippy for a hot pea special.

What I don't get is... what does he miss the most... his temperamental girlfriend,
or his 1964 convertible. I think it is his car.


http://youtu.be/F4dyjGdjjVo

Luana Gouvea
11-08-2012, 03:42 AM
Hey guys,

If anybody had trouble with the other link of the playlist, try out this one
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSqigwQbioMgZ7arK4BUu9Aisq0XTPVUF

I'll change it on the presentation post.

Luana.

strumsilly
11-08-2012, 04:27 AM
ANOTHER WILLIE SONG, I think it fits well with the season

http://youtu.be/LvF_JZqxp3k

Barbablanca
11-08-2012, 05:18 AM
Well, I finally managed to finish the translation and record a song for this season. I am a fan of Fado, so I know the "saudade" sound/feel well. However, I haven't written a true Fado yet, so I am going with the song of mine which I think contains the most "saudade" of them all. It was written about 30 years ago when a brief affair came to an end as my girlfriend went back to Australia. It was only when she left that I realised just how much she had really meant to me. I was broke and couldn't afford to try and chase off to Oz to find her (besides, she left no forwarding address and it's a big place). I have to shamefacedly admit that today I don't even remember her name - but this song is testament to what she meant to me back then. :o Truly time can heal some wounds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prw3z_s_aN8&feature=youtube_gdata

This is my first video using my no brand name Brazilian Cavaquinho (or Baritone Ukulele) strung with Ken's Living Water strings - High D.

PS Note the Barba Blanca I am growing for Winter ;)

Barbablanca
11-08-2012, 07:04 AM
Two for the Price of One this season! My very first BONUS TRACK.

As our hosts are Brazilian, I couldn't resist recording a song I wrote some time back which is a tribute to Fernando Pessoa, the Portuguese Poet. This song should really be played using a Portuguese Guitar and with a rhythm that hints of Lisbon after midnight. But hey, you'll have to settle for a Canary Islands Timple.... as I haven't got a Portuguese Guitar (which, confusingly, is more like a Cittern than a Guitar and what we call a Guitar they call a Viola - no idea what they call what we call a Viola ;))

Pessoa is a wonderful poet who spent his childhood in South Africa and went to an English school. In his lifetime, he only ever published a few poems (most in English) and was almost completely unknown until after his death in 1935. The bulk of his Portuguese poetry (the best) and his incredible prose work (can't really call it a novel) "The Book of Disquietude" were all published posthumously. What little he did publish during his lifetime was published under several pseudonyms. He worked these up into real personalities who savagely criticised each other publicly in newspaper reviews, etc, (a phenomenon known as creating heteronyms).

His work defies description, but suffice to say that if the best poetry allows you to see into the mind of another human being and experience seeing the world through their eyes, then his is the best of poetry.

This is my humble tribute:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A24tCIMEBDc&feature=youtube_gdata

LYRICS:
Song for Pessoa

The secrets we all shared,
Seemed patently absurd,
When Pessoa walked the streets of Lisbon.
The things we claimed to know,
Seemed nothing more than show,
When Pessoa walked the streets of Lisbon.
The joy, the tears, the fun,
They all rolled into one,
When Pessoa walked the streets of Lisbon.
Our most cherished beliefs,
Swept away like autumn leaves,
When Pessoa walked the streets of Lisbon.

Identity? A game!
For what was in a name,
When Pessoa walked the streets of Lisbon?
The lies which were revealed,
The truths which were concealed,
When Pessoa walked the streets of Lisbon.
No seeker after fame,
Could cope with the refrain,
When Pessoa walked the streets of Lisbon.
Life, that complex maze,
Wrought open through his gaze,
When Pessoa walked the streets of Lisbon.

Don’t think that it’s all changed,
Or that nothing is the same,
As when Pessoa walked the streets of Lisbon.
Ignorance and fear,
Still rule the roost round here,
As when Pessoa walked the streets of Lisbon.
In the past or present tense,
Words still struggle to make sense,
As when Pessoa walked the streets of Lisbon.
No reason or no rhyme,
Can put a brake on time,
As when Pessoa walked the streets of Lisbon.

FiL
11-08-2012, 08:44 AM
Here's a lunchtime bonus track: a cover of New Jersey band Sleep Station's "There She Goes", a song about a deranged doctor (see this Wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Tanzler)) who fell in love with a tuberculosis patient to such an extent that after she died, he dug up her grave slept with her corpse in his bed for three years.


http://youtu.be/YAwZLoZOmX4

- FiL

mikef
11-08-2012, 09:27 AM
Well what a busy week! I've finally found some time to record something this evening for this excellently themed season so here's my official entry... I hope you like it :) I've had a sneaky listen to some of this weeks entries already but I intend to indulge myself with the whole lot tomorrow morning (I've just had a meeting cancelled... tee hee).


http://youtu.be/AW6ZPM_-tL8

decaturcomp
11-08-2012, 10:16 AM
a bonus that beckoned to me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-v6-pb9rPM
like a siren to my watery musical doom

Barbablanca
11-08-2012, 10:35 AM
Working my way backwards to hear this week’s entries.
Some comments so far – in no particular order:

Decatur – You’ve definitely cornered the UU Forum market in gravelly voiced, laid back crooning. Great as usual!

Wee Ginga Yin - Weird song and great video. How do you get the video overlay effect? What editing programme do you use? I always enjoy your entries - I loved the morbid tale of Rita too.

000Kanaka000 - You look quite the “southern belle” for this one. Perfect setting for it. Some of your best singing on this one too.

GT 3T11 – Saudade!!! My Mom used to sing that one. I sure miss her.

Jinxi - Nice one! I have to ask. What is that weird red thing in the background?

Fil – Bizarre song and even more bizarre back story. The levels of human depravity are bottomless.

Zee – thanks for introducing me to Eddie Low – I must check him out. Love the chequerboard uke and your stylish accessories.

Wongo – some nice harmonies on a song I’d never heard before. But you need to invest in a better video set up – or I need new glasses ;-)

MikeF – one chord has surely never given us a more lovely melody. I must confess to having missed out on the Jam – but what I did hear was never this sweet.

UKISOCIETY
11-08-2012, 10:58 AM
An old one of an original song:


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

decaturcomp
11-08-2012, 11:32 AM
a) this is wildly brilliant songwriting lyrics/music. Great, involving, humorous, moving
2) written for keys makes sense. i've wondered how you got all of that stuff down on uke, did you learn most of the prog stuff on keys then work it up on uke from there?
C) i have a wish to change your video settings to some kind of pastoral backdrop and perhaps fit you with a Peter Gabriel style animal mask, just a thought mind you. I can't help but imagine that you are a physician who records these things in his office between patients.



A bonus song. This is an original song called "It's Not a Game Anymore" I wrote in the mid-80s, based on a long-distance relationship I was in. It was originally a New Wave song written on keyboard.

000Kanaka000
11-08-2012, 11:52 AM
What are you recording with it sounds good ? The baritone sounds
good. Like your song, original material is nice to hear. Very well
executed as well.



Well, I finally managed to finish the translation and record a song for this season. I am a fan of Fado, so I know the "saudade" sound/feel well. However, I haven't written a true Fado yet, so I am going with the song of mine which I think contains the most "saudade" of them all. It was written about 30 years ago when a brief affair came to an end as my girlfriend went back to Australia. It was only when she left that I realised just how much she had really meant to me. I was broke and couldn't afford to try and chase off to Oz to find her (besides, she left no forwarding address and it's a big place). I have to shamefacedly admit that today I don't even remember her name - but this song is testament to what she meant to me back then. :o Truly time can heal some wounds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prw3z_s_aN8&feature=youtube_gdata

This is my first video using my no brand name Brazilian Cavaquinho (or Baritone Ukulele) strung with Ken's Living Water strings - High D.

PS Note the Barba Blanca I am growing for Winter ;)

ukuleledaveey
11-08-2012, 11:57 AM
Hi everyone and here is my offical entry for this weeks marvelous theme i have chosen a Kris Kristofferson Classic


http://youtu.be/I66VoEwXRns

wee_ginga_yin
11-08-2012, 12:12 PM
Davey have you got a disco ball revolving in that room?
There seems to be a joyous reflection off your silver walls.

decaturcomp
11-08-2012, 12:19 PM
this e.e. poem spoke to me today, sang to me actually...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U0wNbZRx70

ukuleledaveey
11-08-2012, 12:22 PM
Davey have you got a disco ball revolving in that room?
There seems to be a joyous reflection off your silver walls.

:) No Rob it is a couple of those flashing led stick lights that the young un's tend to use when they go a dancing i jjust hang them off the nails in the beams in the attic, the lights that is not young un's :eek:

wee_ginga_yin
11-08-2012, 12:22 PM
Wee Ginga Yin - Weird song and great video. How do you get the video overlay effect? What editing programme do you use? I always enjoy your entries - I loved the morbid tale of Rita too.

Tom Waits songs would not be good if they were not weird.
The video was done in iMovie 11 There was three photos used
as the background and a "Ken Burns" slow zoom was applied
on the photos for about a minute a photo. The video of the playing
and singing was layered on top of that.

I don't think I would like to meet Rita in a dark alley when she was drunk.

Barbablanca
11-08-2012, 12:41 PM
What are you recording with it sounds good? The baritone sounds
good. Like your song, original material is nice to hear. Very well executed as well.

Thanks. Glad you like it.

This was my most complex set up yet. Basically, I am playing the Baritone with a taped on pick up into my Voice Live Harmoniser. That is to ensure that the harmonies it generates are in tune with the chords being played. I then fed the output of the Voice Live into a little Roland Cube amp mounted on a speaker stand and placed just out of shot pointing towards the camera.

The camera then records my direct playing and vocals with a bleed feed of the harmoniser in the left hand side of the stereo mix.

I have been amazed at the audio quality on my Video Camera. It is no great shakes as a camera (and the rogue pixel that appears in every odd video is annoying), but the audio quality of my JVC Everio has been the reason I have hung onto it so long.

PS ALAN - you redefine the phrase "laid back" in that "I wish" video - indeed you embody it! :cool:

000Kanaka000
11-08-2012, 12:57 PM
It's great but that does sound complex to set up. Thank you for the detailed answer.




Thanks. Glad you like it.

This was my most complex set up yet. Basically, I am playing the Baritone with a taped on pick up into my Voice Live Harmoniser. That is to ensure that the harmonies it generates are in tune with the chords being played. I then fed the output of the Voice Live into a little Roland Cube amp mounted on a speaker stand and placed just out of shot pointing towards the camera.

The camera then records my direct playing and vocals with a bleed feed of the harmoniser in the left hand side of the stereo mix.

I have been amazed at the audio quality on my Video Camera. It is no great shakes as a camera (and the rogue pixel that appears in every odd video is annoying), but the audio quality of my JVC Everio has been the reason I have hung onto it so long.

PS ALAN - you redefine the phrase "laid back" in that "I wish" video - indeed you embody it! :cool:

ukuleledaveey
11-08-2012, 01:08 PM
Hello again folks, well here is my first bonus entry for this week a kenny Rogers Classic


http://youtu.be/gEKR8_WmaIs

ukuleledaveey
11-08-2012, 01:49 PM
Ive been a proper busy little bee with me bonuses, here is bonus #2 a Cockney Lament


http://youtu.be/0ixMBb8koiM

ukuleledaveey
11-08-2012, 02:37 PM
Well folks i have bombarded you with songs tonight, please forgive me :) here is my 3rd and final bonus song for this week ,no more from me i promise :).
Another cockney Lament from Chas n Dave, So park yer Khyber, put up yer plates, grab yer self a nice cup of rosie and enjoy !!!!!


http://youtu.be/Fsr8JkX-oTg

Garydavkra
11-08-2012, 05:43 PM
Well, I finally managed to finish the translation and record a song for this season. I am a fan of Fado, so I know the "saudade" sound/feel well. However, I haven't written a true Fado yet, so I am going with the song of mine which I think contains the most "saudade" of them all. It was written about 30 years ago when a brief affair came to an end as my girlfriend went back to Australia. It was only when she left that I realised just how much she had really meant to me. I was broke and couldn't afford to try and chase off to Oz to find her (besides, she left no forwarding address and it's a big place). I have to shamefacedly admit that today I don't even remember her name - but this song is testament to what she meant to me back then. :o Truly time can heal some wounds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prw3z_s_aN8&feature=youtube_gdata

This is my first video using my no brand name Brazilian Cavaquinho (or Baritone Ukulele) strung with Ken's Living Water strings - High D.

PS Note the Barba Blanca I am growing for Winter ;)

Yet another fantastic performance! Great job and a beautiful song.

TCK
11-08-2012, 05:45 PM
A Rockney Lullaby from my favorite Englishman...just what this day required mate. Whole day could sod off until now, and thank you for salvaging it. Every cloud has got a silver lining...smile firmly plastered right back where it ought to be.
Well folks i have bombarded you with songs tonight, please forgive me :) here is my 3rd and final bonus song for this week ,no more from me i promise :).
Another cockney Lament from Chas n Dave, So park yer Khyber, put up yer plates, grab yer self a nice cup of rosie and enjoy !!!!!

Dougf
11-08-2012, 06:19 PM
I'll make this my official entry, since I think maybe I get extra points for singing in Portuguese. :)


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

TCK
11-08-2012, 06:31 PM
I'll make this my official entry, since I think maybe I get extra points for singing in Portuguese. :)



It is true-Doug has a calming effect on the soul...this is gold mate. I have no idea what you are saying (except brazos, I know what that is), but it sounds right.

wolfchs
11-08-2012, 06:38 PM
Wow! Another amazing week of entries full of emotion. I especially loved the duets. Very nice theme you picked Fernando and Luana! I know of so many songs that have this “Saudade” feel to it (too bad I don't know of any in a different language) and it took me a while to finally pick one that I feel a whole lot of connection with so here’s my entry…
http://youtu.be/rstZQUNvrQ0
BTW, if anyone's wondering the connection I'm talking about, it's for ukuleles... I feel like all the ukuleles I see were meant for me and I was meant for them :p
I hope to get some bonus entries in but I'll be heading up to Long Island, NY tomorrow to bring some supplies to some relatives who got affected by Sandy, so I'll try to catch up with you guys on Sunday.
~Mina :o

Dan Uke
11-08-2012, 07:20 PM
I'll make this my official entry, since I think maybe I get extra points for singing in Portuguese. :)


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

That was sweet Doug!! I don't know you're how able to memorize the words while playing like 20 difft chords!! Nice Sweatshirt :p

TCW
11-08-2012, 07:24 PM
You make me smile. And boy could I use that today! Golden

Hello again folks, well here is my first bonus entry for this week a kenny Rogers nClassic


http://youtu.be/gEKR8_WmaIs

29moons
11-08-2012, 07:33 PM
This is one of my favorite synth-pop songs of all time. I do it a few different ways but I really wanted to do the instrumental for the seasons. The lyrics are below so you can see the Saudade involved. This is for my friend Stephen. He introduced me to synth-pop and he always associates me with this song because we listened to this awesome album so much.


http://youtu.be/ugDUfSipfQE

Only You

Looking from a window above is like a story of love
can you hear me?
Came back only yesterday, we're moving farther away
want you near me

All I needed was the love you gave
all I needed for another day
And all I ever knew - only you.

Sometimes when I think of her name
when it's only a game, and I need you
Listen to the words that you say
it's getting harder to stay, when I see you.

All I needed was the love you gave
all I needed for another day
And all I ever knew - only you.

This is gonna take a long time and I wonder what's mine
can't take no more.
Wonder if you'll understand
it's just the touch of your hand behind closed doors.

All I needed was the love you gave
all I needed for another day
And all I ever knew - only you.

Barbablanca
11-08-2012, 11:09 PM
First - Thanks to Gary for his appreciation of my song.

Now some more comments on recent postings:

Mina - Great Jewel Cover. Jewel's early acoustic stuff is great. Then, unfortunately, she got steered into production pop and it has been all down hill since :(

Dougf - I've lived in a "Latin" environment for years but have never absorbed the Latin rhythm feel you demonstrate on that song. The Portuguese pronunciation sounded good to my Anglo ears. Maybe our hosts will be in stitches laughing though ;-)

29 moons (Bonus) Funny how an instrumental has made me concentrate on the lyrics to that song in a way I never had with the synth version :)

Ukedavey - I like the update to Afghanistan in the lyrics - your accent then makes it into an ex-Squaddy song rather than an ex-GI . My Dad used to sing this with a very nasal, Scouse-accented, Bluegrass sound :)

wee_ginga_yin
11-09-2012, 12:50 AM
Well folks i have bombarded you with songs tonight, please forgive me :) here is my 3rd and final bonus song for this week ,no more from me i promise :).
Another cockney Lament from Chas n Dave, So park yer Khyber, put up yer plates, grab yer self a nice cup of rosie and enjoy !!!!!


http://youtu.be/Fsr8JkX-oTg

Now this is the greatest testimony to the wonderful power of the ukulele
to heal the great divides and rifts that exist between people.
Who would ever have believed a Gooners fan would sing a song
made popular by those rabid Spurs fans Chas and Dave (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl6zunXL--c) :shaka:

Good on ya Dave!!!

mikef
11-09-2012, 01:53 AM
Ahhh what a lovely morning... time for the official entries back to back...

chrimess - Amazing how music breaks down language barriers... that was lovely. It's also a good way to practice my German which I can report is still nicht gut :)
TCK - Nothing says I love you more than the phrase "Move your face" ;) That was spot on.
krabbers - Another cracker from krabbers... in fact, one of the best I've heard from you IMHO, some quality strumming and the vocals were the perfect compliment. Bravo.
Jazzbanjorex - Harmonica is a funny old instrument. Sometimes I hate it, sometimes I love it... I guess it depends who's blowing it. In this case that wee melody really makes the song... and sweet sweet vocals.
xommen - I lost my Dad this year too... so unsurprisingly this song was pulling at my heart strings.
we tigers & The Ukelites I've put you four together as every time I play any of your songs you totally inspire me and show how full and complete a sound you can get with just 2 people. Are you listening wife??? As ever, both performances were exceptional.
Raygf - It's quite amazing how the uke is used these days to fit just about any genre of music you can think of, but it's always pleasing to hear a more traditional performance like this... perfectly performed Sir.
wee_ginga_yin - Now that was sung from the heart.
Tootler - What a lovely song!
Penguinofsorts - Another terrific song and a fellow whistler to boot!
eugene ukulele - Awww man, I need to practise ;) Sheer quality.
GaryC1968 - Brilliantly melody.
FiL - The banjo uke makes this song... wonderful.
Ipsofacto - Cool original!
filipinouker - Just brilliant! Love it love it love it. What a voice.
29moons - Just slightly jealous of the clear blue sky. Excellent stuff.
julienstaudt - Very nicely performed... love the hat. Hats are cool.
strumsilly - Ahhh, a real classic. Very nice.
ksiegel - A new artist to me (I was only 2 in 1973) but very nicely played.
Joko - Ha! What an inspired choice!!
myrnaukelele - Now that is just beautiful.
nongdam - What superb picking!
uke4ia - Impressive mix of picking/strumming.
GT3T11 - Another great song... this week seems to be bringing out some very well written songs.
000Kanaka000 - Another awesome entry, I do love your stuff.
Jinxi - Great song & performance.
decaturcomp - I could listen to this every day as part of a de-stress routine. Your ukulele gently weeps.
Wongo - "Little bit drunk"... outrageous! ;) Great harmonies.
Zee - Uke/shades coordination... bonus points, bonus points!!!
Barbablanca - Brazilian uke... clever, clever. Another top video fella.
mikef - Oh wait, that's me isn't it.
ukuleledaveey - Brazilian tracksuit... like it, like it... first class strumming.
Dougf - Portuguese!!! Impressive!! Well I presume so, not speaking a word myself. Great performance nevertheless.
wolfchs - Oh very very well done. You have a lovely voice and the uke playing is superb.

Phew! I need a cup of tea.
As ever, bravo to each and every one of you... and my apologies if I missed anyone's official entry.

000Kanaka000
11-09-2012, 03:04 AM
What nice music to hear this morning --- of course couldn't
understand a word of it but it was really nice. All of your music
has this wonderful laid back quality to it with a bit of jazz in the
wings.




That was sweet Doug!! I don't know you're how able to memorize the words while playing like 20 difft chords!! Nice Sweatshirt :p

ukuleledaveey
11-09-2012, 06:13 AM
A Rockney Lullaby from my favorite Englishman...just what this day required mate. Whole day could sod off until now, and thank you for salvaging it. Every cloud has got a silver lining...smile firmly plastered right back where it ought to be.

Many many thanks Dave, and your my favourite Cloverdale Kid, many thanks for your kind words, feels good to know i've made you smile, hoping to catch Chas n' Dave live next year :) wish you could come with me we could have a right old knees up.


You make me smile. And boy could I use that today! Golden

Many thanks Mel, I guess my oddity has it's uses lol, hope you and dave are doing ok, karma ,goodwill and ukulele hugs to you both from me :)



Ukedavey - I like the update to Afghanistan in the lyrics - your accent then makes it into an ex-Squaddy song rather than an ex-GI . My Dad used to sing this with a very nasal, Scouse-accented, Bluegrass sound :)

Thanks so much Barbablanca, really appreciate your words, the wife said i made it to upbeat, but i love to put my own spin on songs (mostly unintentionally, im just not very good lol), thanks once again and loved your song on the baritone.


Now this is the greatest testimony to the wonderful power of the ukulele
to heal the great divides and rifts that exist between people.
Who would ever have believed a Gooners fan would sing a song
made popular by those rabid Spurs fans Chas and Dave (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl6zunXL--c) :shaka:

Good on ya Dave!!!

Sssssshhhh if my gooner mates find out i will never live it down, chas n dave are my guilty pleasure i had to have a chemical scrub down after doing those songs, i feel so cheap and dirty lol, many thanks Rob



ukuleledaveey - Brazilian tracksuit... like it, like it... first class strumming.


Many thanks Mikef, the trackie top was unintentional HONEST, i realised once i was recording what i had on, must of been destiny, thanks for your comments, greatly appreciated.

Thanks everyone, I am hoping to kick back tonight with a Pint of Tea and a packet of hob nobs and go through the official entries, i personally find it easier to leave feedback on youtube now, as if you are logged in you can keep up with where you left all,Many thanks and have a great weekend.

FiL
11-09-2012, 08:09 AM
My second and final bonus track for this week, a cover of Iron & Wine's "The Trapeze Swinger". Kudos to anyone who makes it through the whole song! :)


http://youtu.be/f6phHuRMe-w

WARNING: There is one f-bomb in the song.

- FiL

GinnyT11
11-09-2012, 08:17 AM
First, Daveey, I didn't know the shiny room was your attic, but it's a good private place.
An Aussie friend told me this eternal truth: "A bloke needs a shed."


Hi everyone and here is my offical entry for this weeks marvelous theme i have chosen a Kris Kristofferson Classic It is a classic, yearning for a lost one, but it's also got a little Stephen Stills' "since you're here, let's take advantage" in it.


Hello again folks, well here is my first bonus entry for this week a kenny Rogers Classic I liked this tune, and I'm of an age that the Asian war meant something to me, but I like your "Afghan war" change. Good variety of strum, thump and pause.
My mother-in-law is named Ruby, and when she was younger and thought the family was giving her a hard time, she'd say, "I'm going to take my love to town."


Ive been a proper busy little bee with me bonuses, here is bonus #2 a Cockney Lament
I'm so glad the guy in the lyrics left. If there's no pleasing that girl, there is no point in staying. Any advice columnist would tell you that.


here is my 3rd and final bonus song for this week ,no more from me i promise :). Another cockney Lament from Chas n Dave, So park yer Khyber, put up yer plates, grab yer self a nice cup of rosie and enjoy !!!!!
I did enjoy them all! Thanks!

Jinxi
11-09-2012, 08:45 AM
Working my way backwards to hear this week’s entries.
Some comments so far – in no particular order:

Jinxi - Nice one! I have to ask. What is that weird red thing in the background?



Thanks. Had to go back and look. :) The red thing is a free-standing kick bag. It is a good way to let out frustration. ;) It is even better for practicing martial arts so you don't totally suck when testing for a new belt. :D

glass
11-09-2012, 11:59 AM
Wish I had more time but here is my entry it is our wedding song and always remind me of my wife whenever and wherever we are...


http://youtu.be/Zd6ZMvge8d0

Raygf
11-09-2012, 12:08 PM
Ahhh what a lovely morning... time for the official entries back to back...

Raygf - It's quite amazing how the uke is used these days to fit just about any genre of music you can think of, but it's always pleasing to hear a more traditional performance like this... perfectly performed Sir.
Phew! I need a cup of tea.
As ever, bravo to each and every one of you... and my apologies if I missed anyone's official entry.

Thank you very much for listening and commenting.

caroljean
11-09-2012, 02:37 PM
So here's mine. Joseph Arthur's "Ashes Everywhere." It actually makes me nostalgic for the days when I was infatuated with this musician and saw him a few times in San Francisco, and then a crap-load of times in New York. I wasn't, an actual stalker, just very, enthusiastic. I miss those days, but this song has always made me think about the guy I was going to marry, then he became an ex, now he's sitting in a Texas prision, and this song is truer than it ever was.

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

Hippie Dribble
11-09-2012, 02:50 PM
Thank you very much for listening and commenting.

Me and Dave reminisced long and hard over this one a few months back. this one's for you Ray...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5EmOXUd0bA

take care mate

TCK
11-09-2012, 02:59 PM
Me and Dave reminisced long and hard over this one a few months back. this one's for you Ray...

take care mate
Certainly no song makes me miss someone as much as this one- wish I could play it. Least I can watch this beautiful version whenever I want. The beautiful thing about this week is that now I got Ray's version as well. I can go back and forth, back to back all day long, find the tune, and whistle it all day long...
Thanks to you both, man I love this tune
The Kid

OldePhart
11-09-2012, 03:09 PM
Seems that every once in a while everyone has a bonus binge.

There is something strangely satisfying about singing a C&W song with a Scottish accent
whilst wearing a Turkish Fez... perhaps it is all about breaking the boundaries of good taste.
...


Holy carp! Rob, you do realize that you're ruining me for "regular" music, right? This was just freakishly good.

John

OldePhart
11-09-2012, 03:15 PM
you're old Michael...sheesh, guess being born in 72 puts me in the ancient category.


Yeah...just rub it in bruddah...heck, I was hav'n women problems by 72... :)

John

OldePhart
11-09-2012, 03:21 PM
OK finally got around to doing a song for this season --- Hope you enjoy it.
It's a folk song with nostalgia about a river.


Very nice - I've always loved that song. I think this may be the first time I've heard a woman sing it and really capture the essence of it. Loved the strum, too.

BTW, if my wife ever gets within arm's length of that hat you've lost it!

John

OldePhart
11-09-2012, 03:29 PM
A bonus entry.
This is the 1960s teen version of Saudade. I should have been wearing a pony tail and a poufy skirt.
.

Nice Ginnie! One of my favorites. (Yeah...I should probably be embarassed to admit that!)

John

OldePhart
11-09-2012, 03:43 PM
Thanks a lot, we're a bit jeaulous of your national anthem "Georgia On My Mind",
as in Bavaria we have this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2Z6tBU3gmY&list=LPELYVm6Bz_EA&index=4&feature=plcp

or beer drinking songs like "In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PvWLPlkMKE&feature=related

:cheers:

Heh, heh. Definitely a bit of "the grass is greener" going on here - when I watched those videos I couldn't help but envy the history and architecture represented in those grand old buildings and streets! I never realized how "new" things are here until years ago when I contrasted some of our greatest historical monuments with the cottages that predated them on my one and only trip to England. Some day I'm going to see all of Europe if they have to drag my casket throught he streets! LOL

John

OldePhart
11-09-2012, 04:01 PM
After about a gazillion takes, here's my entry for Saudade week...


Very nice. Lot's of feeling in that!

OldePhart
11-09-2012, 04:05 PM
...Here is a starter. My take on possibly one of the best known of all English Folk Songs. Collected by Cecil Sharpe in Somerset in the early years of the twentieth century. Very popular and all sorts of people have recorded it.
...

Very nice job on an old standard, Geoff. Really enjoyed that.

OldePhart
11-09-2012, 04:14 PM
I've been working on this one for a while and have been meaning to get a video up. Here's quick take #4 minus the spoken verses. I want to dedicate this to my father who lost the love of his life on September 20th after 70 years of marriage. He's in a terminal tail spin and we hope he pulls out of it. I love you Dad.


Very nice Ray. Somehow it always shows when a song is more than just a song to the person singing it...

OldePhart
11-09-2012, 04:15 PM
Here's our entry. We tried to sing the song together and in Portuguese, but kind of chickened out and went for the English version and without me singing.

Well...for "chickening out" that's pretty darned nice!

OldePhart
11-09-2012, 04:25 PM
My entry for this season. This song is about my dad who passed away this year. It is called my Dad. I was planning on writing a song about him for some time so this was as good a moment as any I guess. I have four brother and no sisters, in case you were wondering. I think the song is still a little unpolished, but I don't think it would be better at the end of the week.

Okay...wow...this one hit a little close to home. Goes to show it doesn't much matter "which side of which pond" we live on, we're more alike than different.

Thanks for sharing that.

John

OldePhart
11-09-2012, 04:31 PM
My wife runs a lab for a winery here, and when it is time to squish grapes, she is gone. 12-16 hour days for the last six weeks at least, and we will go to Thanksgiving. No Ukin', no cuddlin' no nuthin' for your old friend the Cloverdale Kid. I saw this theme and shoved a uke in her hand, and taught her a favorite of ours in five minutes.
This is as rough as a cob, and yeah...it is my favorite video I have made to date.
She brings out the best in me, and this is as good as I get. Seriously, that lady is my world and I HATE the grape season to the core of my being.


Great job to both of you. You can't fake genuine happiness. At least you have one consolation - her job probably helps keep that rack behind you stocked... :)

Jo0hn

OldePhart
11-09-2012, 04:38 PM
song "der Weg" by Herbert Groenemeyer as a dedication to his wife he lost to cancer and how he misses her until eternity.

Wow! Christian, you really brought that one, man. I'm afraid my single semester of high-school German forty years ago failed me and I didn't understand much of the lyrics beyond the English translations you added but I guess there is a reason they call music the universal language. That was incredibly touching!

John

ukuleledaveey
11-09-2012, 04:39 PM
First, Daveey, I didn't know the shiny room was your attic, but it's a good private place.
An Aussie friend told me this eternal truth, "A bloke needs a shed."

It is a classic, yearning for a lost one, but it's also got a little Stephen Stills' "since you're here, let's take advantage" in it.

I liked this tune, and I'm of an age that the Asian war meant something to me, but I like your "Afghan war" change. Good variety of strum, thump and pause.
My mother-in-law is named Ruby, and when she was younger and thought the family was giving her a hard time, she'd say, "I'm going to take my love to town."


I'm so glad the guy in the lyrics left. If there's no pleasing that girl, there is no point in staying. Any advice columnist would tell you that.


I did enjoy them all! Thanks!

Thanks so much Ginny that was so kind of you to comment on all my melancholy tunes :) and chuffed to bits you enjoyed them,thank you so much for the wonderful and kind comments,greatly appreciated,yep the shiney roomis the attic, i need another back drop for variety trying to find something cheap and cheerful,once again many thanks for your kind words :)

Raygf
11-09-2012, 05:25 PM
Very nice Ray. Somehow it always shows when a song is more than just a song to the person singing it...

Thank you!

Jazzbanjorex
11-09-2012, 06:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLk-vq2Rgw4&feature=youtu.be
Thank you.

thesillydave
11-09-2012, 07:40 PM
my second attempt at this song...those high notes just kill me!
thanks fernando and luana! you made me record this!


http://youtu.be/sUzAF6Acz8M

and, it's been a busy week at our restaurant, but i hope to see all of the entries when i can! cheers!

peewee
11-09-2012, 10:11 PM
Hi Friends, I'm back.
Love the entries this week. Haven't had a chance to watch them all, and I totally skipped Beatz week, I can't wait to check out how that turned out.
Here's a first take version of a music-geek song of the first order..Memphis power-pop band Big Star's guitarist left the band and recorded a solo album in 1974 before dying in a car crash..I am the Cosmos by Chris Bell.It wasn't released until 18 years later.
The original (http://youtu.be/kR594Kkxmzg) is overproduced in a delicious kind of way, and has some great bass riffs and harmonies that I am incapable of evoking, check it out.

It's a self-pity classic.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QqJ9SXMLh8

thanks for a great week!

Raygf
11-10-2012, 12:28 AM
Here's my entry for Saudade week.

http://youtu.be/RxAvmcmrKVs

This tune has a special place in my heart. There are so many posts this week I almost missed this one. Glad I didn't.

Tootler
11-10-2012, 01:09 AM
I'm on a singing weekend this weekend, so will not be able to catch up with all the entries and bonuses which is a pity.

Have just been replying to comments left on my vids - Thanks to all who commented.

Here is another bonus. An English Traditional song about a love who married someone else.


http://youtu.be/sXjwgiIYjAU

I had a bit of fun with effects :nana:

bbbannister
11-10-2012, 01:30 AM
Ok, no tear jerking story, just a sad song...

and I know, it's spelt wrong :-( Kind of adds to the sadness really ;-)

BB


http://youtu.be/7PZliPdVXOU

julienstaudt
11-10-2012, 01:48 AM
Hello,

My daughter was very happy to see herself on the screen, and to know that some people around the world had see her and left comments (thank you for those).
So when she saw me practicing yesterday she wanted us to do it again.
So, thanks to Léonie, here's a bonus song: Jesse Fuller's San Francisco Bay Blues.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wybM4nRWPx8&feature=plcp

The sound is stil very crappy. I should do something about it...

J-Peg
11-10-2012, 02:54 AM
The last few weeks have been hugely busy for me so I've been pretty scarce around here. I know the song I want to do for this week, I just hope I'll have time to do it. I definitely don't have time to comment on all the awesome entries, but I couldn't let this one pass by without remarking on it.


I am a very sentimental person and I have always loved this song and what it says to me. Those lost dreams from our younger years, missed opportunities and those close friends we thought we would always have yet somehow we lost touch. We can't go back but we can always remember.


http://youtu.be/YW_ensweA4o

Awesome!! A great rendition of my favorite track from one of my favorite obscure 90's albums. Now that you've showed me how well this song works unplugged I might adapt it to guitar.

bbbannister
11-10-2012, 03:05 AM
Loved your muted trombone :-)



Hello,

My daughter was very happy to see herself on the screen, and to know that some people around the world had see her and left comments (thank you for those).
So when she saw me practicing yesterday she wanted us to do it again.
So, thanks to Léonie, here's a bonus song: Jesse Fuller's San Francisco Bay Blues.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wybM4nRWPx8&feature=plcp

The sound is stil very crappy. I should do something about it...

GinnyT11
11-10-2012, 04:55 AM
Hello,
My daughter was very happy to see herself on the screen, and to know that some people around the world had see her and left comments (thank you for those).
So when she saw me practicing yesterday she wanted us to do it again.
So, thanks to Léonie, here's a bonus song: Jesse Fuller's San Francisco Bay Blues.



Formidable! Cool blues AND adorable squeals---what a combo! Your music duo is a winner. Please do lots more for us. Merci, Léonie!

Wongo
11-10-2012, 05:16 AM
I'm slowly working my way through entries. I've left comments for the ones I have watched on your YouTube channel.
This has been a really good week with some really heartfelt performances.
Well Done everyone

ukuleledaddy
11-10-2012, 05:54 AM
It's been another crazy week and I haven't had time to go through all the entries so I'm not sure if anyone's covered this one yet. If so, my apologies.

This is one of the most beautiful and sad songs I've ever heard. Bruce Springsteen wrote this after 9/11. Springsteen did an AMAZING version of this song on SNL. You can find his rehearsal of that song on Youtube.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7XaifZurMk

TCK
11-10-2012, 06:42 AM
I Still Miss Someone- John R. Cash
rough rough rough...
But it had to be done.
Last bonus for a great week- thanks for hosting our sorrows folks ;)

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

Dougf
11-10-2012, 07:11 AM
It is true-Doug has a calming effect on the soul...this is gold mate. I have no idea what you are saying (except brazos, I know what that is), but it sounds right.

Thanks, Dave. There are two different words in the song that sound like "brazos", one means "arms", the other means "hugs", or "embraces".


That was sweet Doug!! I don't know you're how able to memorize the words while playing like 20 difft chords!! Nice Sweatshirt :p

Thanks, Daniel, and thanks for the sweatshirt, great prize! And I went back and counted how many chords -- closer to 40 on this one. :)



Now some more comments on recent postings:


Dougf - I've lived in a "Latin" environment for years but have never absorbed the Latin rhythm feel you demonstrate on that song. The Portuguese pronunciation sounded good to my Anglo ears. Maybe our hosts will be in stitches laughing though ;-)


Thanks. I know there are nuances of Portuguese pronunciation that my ears can't even detect, but I'm hoping the singing makes them less obvious. :)


Ahhh what a lovely morning... time for the official entries back to back...
Dougf - Portuguese!!! Impressive!! Well I presume so, not speaking a word myself. Great performance nevertheless.


Thanks, Mike. I don't really speak it myself, either. A few years ago I got through the first 30 lessons of Pimsleur's Brazilian Portuguese, just enough to butcher it properly. :)


What nice music to hear this morning --- of course couldn't
understand a word of it but it was really nice. All of your music
has this wonderful laid back quality to it with a bit of jazz in the
wings.

Thanks, glad you liked it. I think the sentiment expressed in the Portuguese lyrics is beautiful, with sadness and longing in the first part in a minor key, and hope and joy in the second part. No disrespect to the English version, but it doesn't even come close.


Also, thanks to all those who commented on the video itself on YouTube.

myrnaukelele
11-10-2012, 07:46 AM
myrnaukelele - Now that is just beautiful.

Why thank you. The chords in this song are so lovely- really it's not my playing- it's the music that is beautiful.


myrnaukelele
nice relaxed laid back style
-
Thanks Kanaka! I wondered if it was a bit too slow, but it's saudade for sure. BTW- I loved the hat this week:)

This tune has a special place in my heart. There are so many posts this week I almost missed this one. Glad I didn't.
Thanks Ray. I love these old tunes. I thought My Echo, My Shadow, and Me was outstanding. My thoughts are with your and your father- so sorry for your loss. May blue skies smile at him again soon.
Luana and Fernando - thanks for a truly touching season. I am loving all these sad songs folks are playing.
And Seasonistas - I watch all your vids but don't always have the time to comment. Just wanted to say I am so glad to be a part of this group and am just amazed at the variety and quality of the music produced each week. You guys rock!

weerpool
11-10-2012, 08:05 AM
Im off from work today thank goodness. no grumpy sick patients. took a break from building ukes for a minute to enjoy the first snowfall in my neck of the woods. quite an inspiring week to push myself a lit bit again. Here is my entry. DougF did quite a fantastic job with his portuguese piece, both playing and the tongue circus. thanks



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C54RXWPBz6U

Hippie Dribble
11-10-2012, 09:11 AM
Im off from work today thank goodness. no grumpy sick patients. took a break from building ukes for a minute to enjoy the first snowfall in my neck of the woods. quite an inspiring week to push myself a lit bit again. Here is my entry. DougF did quite a fantastic job with his portuguese piece, both playing and the tongue circus. thanks



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C54RXWPBz6U
brother this is so lovely. Bravo mate.

we tigers
11-10-2012, 09:24 AM
Really nice Weerpool. Beautiful playing, nice vocals and massive respect for doing it in Portuguese.

wee_ginga_yin
11-10-2012, 10:46 AM
Im off from work today thank goodness. no grumpy sick patients. took a break from building ukes for a minute to enjoy the first snowfall in my neck of the woods. quite an inspiring week to push myself a lit bit again. Here is my entry. DougF did quite a fantastic job with his portuguese piece, both playing and the tongue circus. thanks



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C54RXWPBz6U

I was in Lisbon and went into a record shop. They had a chart up on the wall of the best records on sale.
I had never heard of any of them, so I just chose one at random. It was Dulce Pontes O Primeiro Canto (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guOKjSv0SsE)
There was one track on that CD called E Tao Grande O Alentejo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHhjDCpJOaQ) which although I did not understand a
word of it reduced me to tears.

I had to buy the CD. It is a gem. Accessible fado. The young lady at the cash register said "you must have liked that CD"
I asked her how she could know that and she said "because I saw you weeping in the booth".

Old men are allowed to weep... anyways that song you sang had a similar affect. I did not understand the words
but regardless, the melody, the notes, and the sonorous sound of the words, hit a nerve. Sometimes there is no
need to comprehend, for what is being communicated takes place at some deeper level of consciousness, that blesses
others.

weerpool
11-10-2012, 11:03 AM
thank you. i really dont know what to say other than it makes me happy that something i do has made someone happy even for a brief moment. thank you guys for the kind words.
I was in Lisbon and went into a record shop. They had a chart up on the wall of the best records on sale.
I had never heard of any of them, so I just chose one at random. It was Dulce Pontes O Primeiro Canto (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guOKjSv0SsE)
There was one track on that CD called E Tao Grande O Alentejo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHhjDCpJOaQ) which although I did not understand a
word of it reduced me to tears.

I had to buy the CD. It is a gem. Accessible fado. The young lady at the cash register said "you must have liked that CD"
I asked her how she could know that and she said "because I saw you weeping in the booth".

Old men are allowed to weep... anyways that song you sang had a similar affect. I did not understand the words
but regardless, the melody, the notes, and the sonorous sound of the words, hit a nerve. Sometimes there is no
need to comprehend, for what is being communicated takes place at some deeper level of consciousness, that blesses
others.

Barbablanca
11-10-2012, 11:13 AM
....I just chose one at random. It was Dulce Pontes ... although I did not understand a
word of it reduced me to tears. .............. Sometimes there is no need to comprehend, for what is being communicated takes place at some deeper level of consciousness, that blesses others.

DP has that effect on people. I love her setting of Pessoa's poem "·O Infante!"

The same happened to me with a Gaelic song. I wept openly and only then did I see the title was translated as something like "Laments in a graveyard for children"

FiL
11-10-2012, 01:12 PM
Here's a first take version of a music-geek song of the first order..Memphis power-pop band Big Star's bassist quit and recorded a solo album in 1974 before dying in a car crash..I am the Cosmos by Chris Bell.

Major, major props for pulling out some Chis Bell! I eagerly await your cover of "You and Your Sister" when the season fits.

One small correction: Chris played guitar in Big Star, not bass. Andy Hummel held down the bottom end.

- FiL

FiL
11-10-2012, 01:23 PM
He had some influence playing punk (not a lot), but it is really his influence on post-punk we are talking about here. Without him, college makes no sense.
Fast-forward to 1992. Music is going nuts...and a bunch of flannel wearing long hairs in Seattle are controlling it, and yet, if you listen to all of it, you hear one person over and over again. It is actually pretty crazy how much of this stuff is selling like hotcakes, and yet, it all seems to boil down to one guy who had been doing this since 1979.
Bob Mould.


Love this song, and your unique take on it.

Not to take anything away from Bob, but I hear a whole lot of The Pixies in grunge, too.

Would love to hear your take on "See a Little Light", another one of Mould's pop gems, from my favorite album of his.

- FiL

ukuleledaddy
11-10-2012, 01:45 PM
Couldn't help doing a bonus this week. When my wife and I started dating we were a six hour drive from each other. I listened to this song all the time back then and it was the first one which came to mind when this season was announced. Crazy Love by Van Morrison.

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

peewee
11-10-2012, 02:37 PM
Major, major props for pulling out some Chis Bell! I eagerly await your cover of "You and Your Sister" when the season fits.

One small correction: Chris played guitar in Big Star, not bass. Andy Hummel held down the bottom end.

- FiL

You're right about Bell's place in Big Star, I had convinced myself (this was before wikipedia fact checks) that the "new bassist" Alex mentions at the WLIR session replaced Bell, but he left well before that. Hard to keep the soap opera straight.
Thanks for the props, and next up will be my other fave, "I Got Kinda Lost"
best,

ukuloonie
11-10-2012, 04:09 PM
This is my entry for the week, Thankyou for the days, I think originally sung by the Kinks?

http://youtu.be/SWTnSijoSD8

myrnaukelele
11-10-2012, 08:06 PM
Bonus! Barbablanca this one's for you.

http://youtu.be/i8_h0BOSOWw

peewee
11-10-2012, 08:29 PM
Bonus! Barbablanca this one's for you.
http://youtu.be/i8_h0BOSOWw
So sweet Myrna!, really nice... Saudade with a smile..
first I heard this song was a Spike Jones 78: http://youtu.be/9D2A32KUTq0

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
11-10-2012, 09:28 PM
Lovely theme this week, Luana and Fernando---your uke duets will sound still sweeter to me from now on. Listening to the playlist today while grading, my heartstrings were being tugged in all sorts of directions. Great stuff so far, Seasonistas!

The intro to this one is a taste of "Botafogo" from Milhaud's "Saudades Do Brasil"; the song is a favorite from the Replacements.


http://youtu.be/0qgieLYirW4

Barbablanca
11-10-2012, 11:11 PM
Bonus! Barbablanca this one's for you.

Why thank you Myrna! A perfect 30s delivery. I could just imagine you singing this on the small stage in a smoky bar, while looking across longingly at Bogie, who is sneering at your romanticism, with his cigarette sending curling smoke up towards the ceiling.

xommen
11-11-2012, 05:20 AM
I actually thought of this song first when this season was announced, and was thinking somebody else would do it. But nobody did yet so just another bonus, Eddie Vedder's Longing to Belong, I think the original is much better especially because of the Cello. Also I think my singing could have been better :D.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNqHOv88q1I

Raygf
11-11-2012, 05:53 AM
Lovely theme this week, Luana and Fernando---your uke duets will sound still sweeter to me from now on. Listening to the playlist today while grading, my heartstrings were being tugged in all sorts of directions. Great stuff so far, Seasonistas!

The intro to this one is a taste of "Botafogo" from Milhaud's "Saudades Do Brasil"; the song is a favorite from the Replacements.


http://youtu.be/0qgieLYirW4

Wow, Milhaud in the Seasons. What's next? The Seasons are amazing and astounding.

29moons
11-11-2012, 07:40 AM
Christian did this as the first bonus. I like both versions. Christians is a little more true to the song and is done very well. Yours has that little bit of "hurry up" in the lyrics that gives your version a very unique feel. This is also best suited for your voice, you sing it very well and it fits your voice fantastically.



I actually thought of this song first when this season was announced, and was thinking somebody else would do it. But nobody did yet so just another bonus, Eddie Vedder's Longing to Belong, I think the original is much better especially because of the Cello. Also I think my singing could have been better :D.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNqHOv88q1I

xommen
11-11-2012, 08:20 AM
Thanks, I must have missed that bonus, then again I'm sure I have not seen all of the official entries yet, there is a lot to watch.

cheesegasuki
11-11-2012, 09:07 AM
Here's my entry. The idea of saudade made me think of the classic Stanley Kubrick film, Dr. Strangelove. This is my cover of the Vera Lynn song featured in the end credits, "We'll Meet Again."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2VCC2n7mbhs

chrimess
11-11-2012, 09:19 AM
This is a cool version- when one is too true to the version of a great like Eddie, one can only fall short.

Thanks, I must have missed that bonus, then again I'm sure I have not seen all of the official entries yet, there is a lot to watch.

OldePhart
11-11-2012, 09:26 AM
This is a cool version- when one is too true to the version of a great like Eddie, one can only fall short.

So true. It's far more important to "make the song your own," I think. If I wanted to hear something exactly the way the original artist did it I'd just play the CD!

John

Tootler
11-11-2012, 10:33 AM
So true. It's far more important to "make the song your own," I think. If I wanted to hear something exactly the way the original artist did it I'd just play the CD!

John


Well said. I agree absolutely.

That doesn't mean you shouldn't be influenced by how others have interpereted a song. Other interpretations of a song may reveal facets that haven't occured to you. Just don't try to slavishly copy someone else's interpretation.

mattydee
11-11-2012, 11:26 AM
Here we go -- had a bit more time between shows 2 and 3 today, so I commandeered a rehearsal studio and put this together.


http://youtu.be/LzShlk_z5zU

I haven't had time to watch many this week, but it's a lovely theme, to be sure. Thanks!

Barbablanca
11-11-2012, 11:36 AM
Fabulous Matt! Wonderful vocal performance! Great sounding 8 string too!

I love that song. It used to be one of the few covers my old Catalan Rock Band used to do. I used to play the basic riff and chords on my 12 string and our lead guitarist would lay down some sweet solos over that. No attempt to mimic Floyd. Like you, we made the song our own.

PS Was the soft focus deliberate... or do I need new glasses?

julienstaudt
11-11-2012, 11:49 AM
Our very last bonus entrie, we did it quickly because it really was time to go to bed...
It is a song of Henri Salvador, a french caribbean singer. I translated it for you and tried to sing it in english. "Doudou" means my "darling" in creole french.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEhwFw10Zoo&feature=plcp

mattydee
11-11-2012, 11:54 AM
Fabulous Matt! Wonderful vocal performance! Great sounding 8 string too!

I love that song. It used to be one of the few covers my old Catalan Rock Band used to do. I used to play the basic riff and chords on my 12 string and our lead guitarist would lay down some sweet solos over that. No attempt to mimic Floyd. Like you, we made the song our own.

PS Was the soft focus deliberate... or do I need new glasses?

Thanks BB. I love this song too -- I learned it on a regular old 4 string re-entrant, but I thought the chime-like quality of the 8 string would go wel with it. The soft focus was somewhat deliberate, yes -- kind of a happy accident. I love the dream-like quality of this tune, especially the floyd version with the wind howling in the background... so when I cropped the vid, and the quality degraded some, I thought it was worth it.

GinnyT11
11-11-2012, 11:58 AM
This is my entry for the week, Thankyou for the days, I think originally sung by the Kinks?



I am making my Seasons comments on posters' YouTubes, but I wanted to tell you out louder, Drew, that you are going from strength to strength through these weeks. On a "novelty" uke, you are producing very good performances with nuance and feeling. I enjoyed this a lot.

GinnyT11
11-11-2012, 12:06 PM
Our very last bonus entrie, we did it quickly because it really was time to go to bed...
It is a song of Henri Salvador, a french caribbean singer. I translated it for you and tried to sing it in english. "Doudou" means my "darling" in creole french.



Please! Someone bring me a brandy! I'm about to faint from the cuteness of this video. Leonie putting her baby to bed, ignoring Papa's Creole lament. Loved the song, loved the video.

Barbablanca
11-11-2012, 12:14 PM
Julien! "Never work with animals & children!" it's the actor's golden rule :) . You were totally upstaged, throughout that video, by a very natural little actor :)

Catchy little song too! ;)

myrnaukelele
11-11-2012, 01:19 PM
Here's my entry. The idea of saudade made me think of the classic Stanley Kubrick film, Dr. Strangelove. This is my cover of the Vera Lynn song featured in the end credits, "We'll Meet Again."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2VCC2n7mbhs
Excellent rendition cheesegasuki! I too thought of this song when the theme was announced. It's from the WWII era (1939) and I have always felt the "saudade" in this song. But I love the line "they'll be happy to know that as you saw me go I was singing this song"...

fernandogardinali
11-11-2012, 04:24 PM
Thank you guys for all the videos!

I didn't have the time to watch them all, but I will certainly do this week. The results will come out by the next weekend.

Penguinofsorts
11-11-2012, 08:27 PM
Our very last bonus entrie, we did it quickly because it really was time to go to bed...
It is a song of Henri Salvador, a french caribbean singer. I translated it for you and tried to sing it in english. "Doudou" means my "darling" in creole french.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEhwFw10Zoo&feature=plcp

I love this!!! I'm going to listen to it like a million more times. And then I'm going to learn it! Great job!!

bbbannister
11-11-2012, 10:13 PM
Love your vids man :-)


Lovely theme this week, Luana and Fernando---your uke duets will sound still sweeter to me from now on. Listening to the playlist today while grading, my heartstrings were being tugged in all sorts of directions. Great stuff so far, Seasonistas!

The intro to this one is a taste of "Botafogo" from Milhaud's "Saudades Do Brasil"; the song is a favorite from the Replacements.


http://youtu.be/0qgieLYirW4

Luana Gouvea
11-12-2012, 05:03 AM
Thank you guys!!!
We have almost 50 entries to be checked!!
And I didn't had the time to put the bonus entries togheter!!
Loved the way everybody been so kind and lovely, and put their hearts on those 4 strings for playing some Saudade songs.

We hope to have the results till weekend!

Mahalo!

wee_ginga_yin
11-13-2012, 11:26 AM
The worst longing ever as a late bonus.

http://youtu.be/M1RjjoEx8OA

Luana Gouvea
11-14-2012, 01:46 AM
So, I've been putting the bonus tracks in a playlist, and we have more 42 videos for our Saudade!!

This gonna be tough!

Thanks everybody!


Wee Ginga Yin, I'm not sure about witch of your entries is the main. Could you give me a help in this?

Bonus Playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSqigwQbioMgJh7haxXSHntCkPLIHQvMe)

000Kanaka000
11-14-2012, 02:13 AM
This was as always another great season.... Looking forward to
seeing who has the most saudade vibe. Good luck to all.

we tigers
11-18-2012, 05:01 AM
While I'm immersed in fifties tunes trying to select a song for season40, I started to wonder who would be the winners for season 38. When will they be announced?

fernandogardinali
11-18-2012, 01:10 PM
We already made the video. I'm sorry for the delay - I'm having a hard time uploading it to YouTube.

ukuloonie
11-18-2012, 01:15 PM
Woohoo guys thanks for doing this

and a bonus list thanks I will create a list for your in the big list of seasons.
Dont really know what to call it.

we tigers
11-18-2012, 08:05 PM
Looking forward to it! Thanks guys

fernandogardinali
11-19-2012, 01:37 PM
Sorry for the delay.

Here are the results!


http://youtu.be/DVID-2c0JYU

It was very very hard to choose the winners. Thank you all for participating! It was a great season.

chrimess
11-19-2012, 02:13 PM
Well done, everyone, awards are another uke beatz week, cool.

TCK
11-19-2012, 02:22 PM
Congrats winners, and everyone who is going strong and entertaining us here in Cloverdale with the seasons.
Thanks hosts for a great week and some great songs, and a fantastic closing video :)