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mattydee
11-24-2012, 11:24 AM
This past week, my wife and I installed a gas fireplace and the gods, in their wisdom, turned on fireplace weather two days later: it went from 60 F to 29 overnight.

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So, in honor of the fireplace, and fireplace weather, this week's challenge is songs about fire, literal and/or metaphorical. Just a mention of the word is not enough. We're looking for the spirit of the challenge. That said, songs about burning and flames may work even without the word 'fire'.

Bonus tracks can just mention the word, or be about the cold cold winter to come.

PARAMETERS:
* Your song must be about fire, literal and/or metaphorical.
* One continuous take, Ukulele front and center, no overdubs...
* The clip must be new for this contest. Please state in your clip that the recording is for the "41st season of the ukulele"
* Multiple versions of the same song are OK. Your first post will count as the official entry unless otherwise stated.

JUDGING CRITERIA:
points awarded in the following criteria:
* Playing
* Singing
* Setting - sound, costume, lighting, background
* Performance: (camera presence; personality; creative flair; x-factor etc...)
* Bonus points may be awarded for various clever additions, renditions, positions. So you know, be cool. Or hot.

JUDGES: Well, that's me. If it comes down to it, I will enlist my wife's help for tie breaks.

DEADLINE: 11:59 PM HAWAII TIME, SUNDAY DEC 2nd.

PRIZES:
1ST PLACE: Choice of a Planet Waves string winder, rhythm ring shaker, or a Snark tuner.
2ND PLACE: Choice of remaining prizes after first place
3RD PLACE: Remaining prize

Have fun!

Playlists:
Official Entries (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7sm323xQS8wv6KlZR_RQNYOlzmHdYHfo)
Bonus Tracks (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7sm323xQS8zBdpozPAABl8GpmHyzPp3G)

wee_ginga_yin
11-24-2012, 11:53 AM
James Taylor here we all come... ready or not :old:

xommen
11-24-2012, 12:12 PM
I see a lot of versions of Light my Fire coming up ;)

GinnyT11
11-24-2012, 12:15 PM
And Ring of Fire.

Wongo
11-24-2012, 12:33 PM
Can it be an original?

mattydee
11-24-2012, 12:44 PM
Can it be an original?

Yes, indeedy.

Wongo
11-24-2012, 01:00 PM
Your fire looks rather splendid. Lovely lounge

OldePhart
11-24-2012, 01:20 PM
Ooooh, oooh, I've got such an idea for a mashup on this...hope I can find time to work it up and record it...danged payin' job is killing me right now...

John

uke4ia
11-24-2012, 04:53 PM
Ooooh, oooh, I've got such an idea for a mashup on this...hope I can find time to work it up and record it...danged payin' job is killing me right now...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vT-VaMXsAw

You could always do this one.

xommen
11-25-2012, 03:05 AM
This one had to be done:

http://youtu.be/VlFOgN7yedw

xommen
11-25-2012, 03:19 AM
And a Bonus, I'm on Fire by Bruce Springsteen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKV8SeO2BqI

we tigers
11-25-2012, 03:46 AM
I was expecting some U2 from you, Wim.

xommen
11-25-2012, 03:54 AM
I made one of theirs called Fire but I did not upload it yet, so be patient :D

we tigers
11-25-2012, 03:58 AM
;) ghegheghe

xommen
11-25-2012, 04:12 AM
And another bonus Fire by U2 (from one of their early Albums called October):

http://youtu.be/bEdfZDdFzO0

Ukeval
11-25-2012, 05:13 AM
And another bonus Fire by U2 (from one of their early Albums called October):

Hey man, you're burning the candle by both sides... (I translate a french sentence, I don't know if there is the same in english ?in french it is "brûler la chandelle par les deux bouts")
;-)))

xommen
11-25-2012, 05:28 AM
Hey man, you're burning the candle by both sides... (I translate a french sentence, I don't know if there is the same in english ?in french it is "brûler la chandelle par les deux bouts")
;-)))

I think it should be burning the candle at both ends? If you are referring to the fire on my laptop, it's suppose to be a fireplace so burning wood on both end is normally no issue :D.

Hippie Dribble
11-25-2012, 11:20 AM
This was the first song that popped into my twisted mind when Matt announced this week's theme. Thanks for an interesting week brother. Hoping I can dig up a few more left field tunes later in the week. Anyway, this is a song by one of my fave songwriters - John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats. It's based on the character of Michael Myers from the slasher-flick Halloween.


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

glass
11-25-2012, 11:51 AM
Man hopefully I can get a song in this week I think I have an idea to do...will see if time permits!

pabrizzer
11-25-2012, 12:26 PM
Hey eugene - I really liked that one.
xommen, you aren't going to do ALL the flaming songs are you?:)
Still choosing mine. Trying to 'do a eugene' and do a lesser known one.

peewee
11-25-2012, 12:29 PM
Great theme, Matt!

here's a season 20 moldy-oldie for a bonus track:


http://youtu.be/NH_WcqYFCRw

Dan Uke
11-25-2012, 12:55 PM
Still choosing mine. Trying to 'do a eugene' and do a lesser known one.

Same here even though Burning Down the House is calling my name! I'm not sure why but when I looked up "fire" songs, there were lots of heavy metal bands. LOL

myrnaukelele
11-25-2012, 01:08 PM
There are some great fire songs out there. But I've found a lesser known song I'd like to do that is so obscure the chords aren't even on the internet. I've emailed the music librarian at Northwestern to see if there's any way to get a copy of the sheet music (which happens to be in their collection). The things we do for the Seasons lol!
Thanks for the challenge mattydee.

pabrizzer
11-25-2012, 09:45 PM
Some one had to do it so I have given a go.
In my intro I'm not sure how I got 41st to sound like 31st but I have been accused of being a mumbler before.
Didn't manage the jump in pitch on second last line:(
I plan to do a second song and if that gets done I'd like my second song to be my official entry please mattydee.
Again, sorry James.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X55gmyZy1Uw&feature=plcp
Now a bonus entry only please mattydee

Hippie Dribble
11-25-2012, 09:50 PM
Some one had to do it so I have given a go.
In my intro I'm not sure how I got 41st to sound like 31st but I have been accused of being a mumbler before.
Didn't manage the jump in pitch on second last line:(
I plan to do a second song and if that gets done I'd like my second song to be my entry please mattydee.
Again, sorry James.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X55gmyZy1Uw&feature=plcp
geez you're being a bit hard on yourself Briz. I thought that was a lovely shot at this one brother. Don't think James would mind at all. Sweet work mate. :)

pabrizzer
11-25-2012, 10:19 PM
Thanks eugene. But some songs deserve to be left alone and I didn't. I am a big James Taylor fan and have almost all of his stuff on vinyl or CD.
Had a listen to the original of your song and really loved the string arrangement (cello etc).
I have a good one up my sleeve which I hope to get done. Hours wiz by when you are prepin' this stuff though!

Barbablanca
11-26-2012, 02:19 AM
I wrote this original song especially for this season.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juFduzk8ttI&feature=g-upl

At least I hope it's an original, I often commit unconscious plagiarism when it comes to melodies, so, if you recognise this as another song, please tell me.

The lyrics are certainly mine and here they are ;)

In Search of Fire

All we had left were embers, but they kept us nice and warm.
We’d rake them over from time to time to keep us in our comfort zone.
But I thought I needed passion; for a fast burning flame I yearned.
So, I went in search of fire... and boy, did I get burned!

I went in search of fire, such an adolescent scourge!
I mistook my desire for an existential urge.
You’d have thought that at my time of life,
Some lessons I might have learned.
But I went in search of fire... and boy, did I get burned.

An idle conversation - a sandwich in the park.
I knew she could have been my daughter, but did I sense that special spark?
Of course what I saw in her was very easy to see,
But my ego never asked me what she saw in me.

CHORUS

I never read the warning signs as she took me by the nose.
Our secret conflagrations blocked them out, I suppose.
But fires consume, blazes destroy, like the famous fires of hell.
She broke my home, took all I had and left me a burned out shell.

CHORUS

xommen
11-26-2012, 07:25 AM
Hey eugene - I really liked that one.
xommen, you aren't going to do ALL the flaming songs are you?:)
Still choosing mine. Trying to 'do a eugene' and do a lesser known one.

No I'm mostly done for now ;), and the rules allow you to do the same song anyway.

wee_ginga_yin
11-26-2012, 07:49 AM
Dad in prison, mother broke, jewelry sold, boyfriend threatens girlfriend... same old same old.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2nUmkpeTDc

~dave~~wave~
11-26-2012, 08:58 AM
You kids can believe it or not, but this record was #1 in the UK and #2 in the US in 1968.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_(Arthur_Brown_song)

Other #1's that year: Hello Goodbye, Judy in Disguise, Love is Blue, This Guy's in Love With You, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Harper Valley PTA, Mrs. Robinson, Classical Gas, Hey Jude...

Arthur Brown was a "one-hit wonder," but he is still active today at age 70.
He's performed recently at Glastonbury and Meltdown.
Check him out. http://http://www.arthur-brown.com/




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OPCR4Y2r_4

mattydee
11-26-2012, 09:38 AM
Well, gang. Every week, we say it, and I think that must be because every week it's true. The bar just keeps getting higher.

Wim, I loved your handling of the verses here, smooth, and modern.

Jon, what a great performance. And a lovely song choice for the metaphorical side. I don't know the tune, but have been hearing about the band for a little while. Now I'd better check them out.

PaBrizzer, that was quite nice, indeed. No need for your disclaimers. Really well payed, and your voice is lovely.

Bernie, another instant classic out of Catalonia!

Wee, this is my favorite of yours to date. That playing is phenomenal!

Dave, that was A-maze-ing. I'm not entirely sure what happened, but what a great recreation of a dream state! Wow!

strumsilly
11-26-2012, 10:53 AM
nobody's done Ring of Fire so I guess I gotta. I'm getting senile and I said it's for the 40th season, hope that doesn't confuse.

http://youtu.be/Yoqf_D6XQHw

Barbablanca
11-26-2012, 12:33 PM
Arthur Brown was a "one-hit wonder," but he is still active today at age 70.


Unbelievably, I had considered doing this, if I hadn't been inspired to write my song, but I thought it would never work acoustically. I am glad you proved me wrong.

I used to love Arthur Brown - a true British eccentric and a barrier pusher.

I don't quite agree with you about the "one hit wonder" - a true one hit wonder never does anything else of note. Arthur has never stopped and some of his incarnations (such as Kingdom Come) achieved a solid cult status. Indeed, the 1st Kingdom Come album is one of my favourite albums.

Having said that, I didn't know AB was even known by anyone on the other side of the pond, so I really loved your video! In 1968 I was a budding hippy in Lagos, Nigeria, and my images of Arthur were all in B&W (Nigerian TV not having colour back then). I was amazed to see the colour photos you included in your video. Psychedelic man!

Sadly, split screen is not an option that I have on the bog standard Windows Media editor I use. You have inspired me to think of the creative possibilities of combining the one take (which makes the Seasons so spontaneous sounding) with an option that offers more visually interesting options. What program do you use? (Probably a Mac one, ¿eh? :( )

pabrizzer
11-26-2012, 12:58 PM
My official entry to Season 41.
Song by Passenger called Heart's on Fire.
No real flames here so it is obviously metaphorical.
Only came across it searching for a song to do for this season but thought it a beautiful little song.
Please check out the original here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTMwLMRvLm4&list=PLWWTvJrk8iLwWxhEg8utvyAuhjzsQR6wT&index=14&feature=plpp_video




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

~dave~~wave~
11-26-2012, 01:12 PM
Unbelievably, I had considered doing this, if I hadn't been inspired to write my song, but I thought it would never work acoustically. I am glad you proved me wrong.


Whew, I was afraid another old hippie might beat me to it. ;)
Glad you dug it, I enjoyed the challenge of trying it.

Check out this live acoustic version from 2005:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1mxZXyIlh8



. What program do you use? (Probably a Mac one, ¿eh? :( )

Sadly, yes, it's iMovie, which I'm not crazy about, but have learned a few tricks.

pabrizzer
11-26-2012, 01:25 PM
Gee, I hope some one is going to do Billy Joel.

mattydee
11-26-2012, 01:31 PM
Nice one Andy! Loved your picking on this!

And Brizzer, I wasn't familiar with that song, but that was a sweet performance. Thanks!

mattydee
11-26-2012, 01:35 PM
Same here even though Burning Down the House is calling my name! I'm not sure why but when I looked up "fire" songs, there were lots of heavy metal bands. LOL

Take note all, I will gladly accept some songs even if the word fire is not used - flames, burning etc, are all good. As I said in the rules, this is about the spirit of the thing. Smoke gets a little trickier, but I bet you all can work it out!

Loving the entries so far. Keep em coming!

GinnyT11
11-27-2012, 07:07 AM
http://youtu.be/rlEHw0TzZ8w


This is a fire song based on a happy idea. It makes me happy, except for that quick C-E#dim-Dm7.

Barbablanca
11-27-2012, 07:44 AM
Great song Pabrizzer! I love the original video too. Who is the singer? They reproduce the album cover so small on that video that I wasn't able to tell and if you clicked for more info on the banner you got taken to the devil's spawn... er I mean Imusic ;)

wee_ginga_yin
11-27-2012, 08:06 AM
@GT3T11 Ahh the Inkspots... I am so happy you did this... and those chord changes were quick.

pabrizzer
11-27-2012, 08:11 AM
Great song Pabrizzer! I love the original video too. Who is the singer? They reproduce the album cover so small on that video that I wasn't able to tell and if you clicked for more info on the banner you got taken to the devil's spawn... er I mean Imusic ;)
From wiki
Passenger, originally a 5-person band, is now the stage name of UK singer-songwriter Mike Rosenberg.


The guy has a unique voice, maybe of the like it or not kind, but the clip and the song I found immediately appealing.

austin1
11-27-2012, 08:55 AM
From wiki
Passenger, originally a 5-person band, is now the stage name of UK singer-songwriter Mike Rosenberg.


The guy has a unique voice, maybe of the like it or not kind, but the clip and the song I found immediately appealing.

holy crap I was at the ed sheeran concert in hamburg last night and Passenger opened for him. he has a new fan in me.

austin1
11-27-2012, 09:31 AM
in other news, this week has got me totally stumped!

Tootler
11-27-2012, 11:37 AM
I was puzzled at first as to what to do. I thought of Ring of Fire. Strumsilly beat me to it - really nice picking btw - but I might do it later in the week.

I then remembered a song we used to sing in primary school which dates from just after the Great Fire of London in 1666. It should be in four part canon but that would break the rules so just a simple version but I had a bit of fun with FX on the video.


http://youtu.be/Cibi4mX107Y

Tootler
11-27-2012, 11:47 AM
Then I thought - Why not do it in canon, so here it is as a bonus track.


http://youtu.be/rujDOm1TyBo

Now off for some coffee, then to tally some votes for season 40. If you haven't voted, please don't forget to do so.

~dave~~wave~
11-27-2012, 12:12 PM
Then I thought - Why not do it in canon, so here it is as a bonus track.

Wow, that was inspired!

When I saw the title I thought of the Clash.

~dave~~wave~
11-27-2012, 12:16 PM
From the Elvis Aloha From Hawaii live satellite TV Broadcast (1973) ~ Burnin' Love.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlTBCNnB82s

decaturcomp
11-27-2012, 01:47 PM
It's Fire Season

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJMo7iJh-gg

Tootler
11-27-2012, 01:54 PM
Wow, that was inspired!

When I saw the title I thought of the Clash.

Thanks. These simple rounds are great fun to sing in a group. I remember going to see Peter, Paul and Mary in Manchester many years ago and they had the audience in a large concert hall singing a four part round. The Spinners, a Liverpool Folk Group used to do the same thing.

There was a TV drama series over here called "London's Burning" which was based on the London Fire Brigade. I think that's where the Clash's song came from.

Garydavkra
11-27-2012, 02:02 PM
Wow Tootier! I liked the bonus version much better. Sometimes you just have to break the rules.:rulez: Great job!



Then I thought - Why not do it in canon, so here it is as a bonus track.


http://youtu.be/rujDOm1TyBo

Now off for some coffee, then to tally some votes for season 40. If you haven't voted, please don't forget to do so.

Garydavkra
11-27-2012, 02:04 PM
That was really smooth and nice, pabrizzer. I liked it a lot and you have a great voice.


Some one had to do it so I have given a go.
In my intro I'm not sure how I got 41st to sound like 31st but I have been accused of being a mumbler before.
Didn't manage the jump in pitch on second last line:(
I plan to do a second song and if that gets done I'd like my second song to be my official entry please mattydee.
Again, sorry James.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X55gmyZy1Uw&feature=plcp
Now a bonus entry only please mattydee

Garydavkra
11-27-2012, 02:07 PM
That was great, Eugene!


This was the first song that popped into my twisted mind when Matt announced this week's theme. Thanks for an interesting week brother. Hoping I can dig up a few more left field tunes later in the week. Anyway, this is a song by one of my fave songwriters - John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats. It's based on the character of Michael Myers from the slasher-flick Halloween.


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

Garydavkra
11-27-2012, 02:13 PM
Bernie, I chuckled all the way through your song. It was fantastic!


I wrote this original song especially for this season.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juFduzk8ttI&feature=g-upl

At least I hope it's an original, I often commit unconscious plagiarism when it comes to melodies, so, if you recognise this as another song, please tell me.

The lyrics are certainly mine and here they are ;)

In Search of Fire

All we had left were embers, but they kept us nice and warm.
We’d rake them over from time to time to keep us in our comfort zone.
But I thought I needed passion; for a fast burning flame I yearned.
So, I went in search of fire... and boy, did I get burned!

I went in search of fire, such an adolescent scourge!
I mistook my desire for an existential urge.
You’d have thought that at my time of life,
Some lessons I might have learned.
But I went in search of fire... and boy, did I get burned.

An idle conversation - a sandwich in the park.
I knew she could have been my daughter, but did I sense that special spark?
Of course what I saw in her was very easy to see,
But my ego never asked me what she saw in me.

CHORUS

I never read the warning signs as she took me by the nose.
Our secret conflagrations blocked them out, I suppose.
But fires consume, blazes destroy, like the famous fires of hell.
She broke my home, took all I had and left me a burned out shell.

CHORUS

OldePhart
11-27-2012, 02:13 PM
...I then remembered a song we used to sing in primary school which dates from just after the Great Fire of London in 1666...

Great song Geof but I never realized you were that old...in fact, I didn't know that they had primary schools in 1666... :biglaugh:

Sorry...it's been a long week at work already and I couldn't pass up the silliness...

John

OldePhart
11-27-2012, 02:20 PM
Holy cow Bernie - you never cease to amaze me. That song has commercial promise, for sure.

John

myrnaukelele
11-27-2012, 02:39 PM
This is a fire song based on a happy idea. It makes me happy, except for that quick C-E#dim-Dm7.
Very sweet Ginny! I was waiting to see who would do this song. :)

uke4ia
11-27-2012, 02:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM4RSeaNaWE

Daniel said he was going to do "Burning Down the House", so instead I did this David Bowie song, "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" on my tiple. I'm hoping I'll have another song finished later this week. After three weeks of not doing a video, I'm like a junkie in need of a fix.

TCK
11-27-2012, 03:02 PM
After much deliberation and a ride on some mighty hot rails, I came up with this.
Costuming failed me as I know longer fit into my leather pants, but MattyDee- I'm Burnin' For You here...
Thanks for hosting- great fun searching the memory for a tune

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei5JwWzdrX8&feature=youtu.be

mattydee
11-27-2012, 03:11 PM
Ginny: Sweet vocal. I'm so glad we got a happy little song for this week, that can be so violent. Excellent choice!

Geoff: Yay! I didn't know it would be this song, exactly, but I sure was hoping someone would do a literal fire song, and I figured it would be a folk song! Thanks so much. I agree that the canon is maybe stronger, so I'm super psyched that you did it anyway as a bonus!

Alan: Leonard Cohen! A great soulful performance from you on this one. Yay!

Jim: That signature strum attack and ecstatic vocal. Plus, David Bowie. Awe. Some. (Say, what's the tuning on a Tiple, out of curiosity?)

mattydee
11-27-2012, 03:17 PM
Dave (TCK): It took me a little bit. But Ho. Lee. Cow. That was amazing. I loved that cover. The only thing it was missing was more cowbell. But seriously, that was great!

Dave (wave): (I realized I missed your bonus above). Yahoo, a little Elvis! Nicely done, indeed. Love your style.

uke4ia
11-27-2012, 03:38 PM
Jim: That signature strum attack and ecstatic vocal. Plus, David Bowie. Awe. Some. (Say, what's the tuning on a Tiple, out of curiosity?)

Mine is Gg cCc eEe aa, with the capital letters being wound strings an octave lower. I'm told a lot of people use ADF#B tuning, but I don't hang with tiple players so I haven't seen that firsthand.

Joko
11-27-2012, 06:39 PM
Hi folks! I'm back! Been away for a few weeks due to a broken computer, but now, with my new set up, I can put my puter output up on the 50" plasma which hangs above my workspace. I've been enjoying you all in larger than life HD tonight! My comments so far:

Xommen: Wonderful creativity with the cracklin' log background. I think I have that same DVD here somewhere.

YouGene: In a word, your song choices are wonderfully eclectic! Err.. I suppose that is two words. IN a second word, your performances are intensely visceral with feeling. Errr,,, I suppose that is four words.

Pabrizzer: My Oscar Schmidt brother! You sound a LOT like, but look NOTHING like, Mr James Taylor.

Barbablanca: Spirited! Exciting! You got me tapping my feet and nodding my head!!!

Wee ginga ya: Awesome song choice and a very mesmerizing, uketastic performance.

~~Dave~~: The hat. The production values. The history of the song. Who could ask for anything more from a Seasonista video?

StrumSilly: I've never heard a more lovely, charming and soothing rendition of a Johnny Cash tune.

pabreezer: Proficient, inspiring rendition. I can't help but wonder that your chorus of Apple monitors were singing in their secret Jobsian language...

GT3TII: I was kinda hoping you'd launch into the Megadeth version after the first line, but still, wonderfully done. Very cute.

TOOTLER: FIRE!! FIRE!! LOVED IT!

Decatur: Fire and War are intimately linked. I only came on board this contest about 8 seasons ago, but ultimately, we'll get around to war as a theme too. Nice choice and well played.

Uke4ia: Wow. You play that 8-string SO well. I want one!

TCK: FLawless strumming and beautiful vocals!

myrnaukelele
11-27-2012, 08:06 PM
I grew up in Chicago. As children we learned about the Great Chicago Fire that raged from October 8th to October 10th 1871. Hundreds were killed, over 100,000 people were left homeless and much of the city was destroyed. This song was written by George Root in 1871 shortly after the fire.

http://youtu.be/pcS9eEQrTZE

pabrizzer
11-27-2012, 10:37 PM
Beautifully played and sung Myrnaukulele.
But George Root was a weird guy to compose this piece IMHO.
Hundreds killed and many thousands homeless and "we are passing through the fire... and it is our Father's hand ...though we may not understand ... why we're passing through the fire" and an opportunity for composing a song.
I sure don't understand - very weird song.
How did you discover this one Myrna?

pabrizzer
11-28-2012, 12:01 AM
Different kind of fire altogether - Ben Harper's Burn One Down.
His sediments (sentiments) not mine but like the song so another bonus track ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uajr581FBmw&feature=plcp

Barbablanca
11-28-2012, 12:29 AM
Holy cow Bernie - you never cease to amaze me. That song has commercial promise, for sure.
John

You don't know anyone who could "commercialise" it do you John? I'd be happy to hear it on the radio ;)

Barbablanca
11-28-2012, 12:46 AM
Myrna what a very Victorian song! Echoes of a Titanic song my Dad used to sing which seemed to draw the same gloomy "he moves in mysterious ways" message. Great performance though.

Uke4ia, dare I say that your instrument sounds a wee bit out of tune to my ears on that one. Spirited performance though and great vocal. Which album is that song off? I don't recognise it at all.

TCK - Didn't know the song. Suitably blue tones both visually and aurally for that blue song. Who's the original by?

Eugene - another great performance and interesting song. Damn, you guys are going to ruin me introducing me to so many good songwriters. Brian's "Passenger" is superb too. Ah, I see Mountain Goats are on emusic. Which albums of theirs would you recommend out of this lot (http://www.emusic.com/listen/#/artist/the-mountain-goats/11530667/:).

~dave~~wave~
11-28-2012, 03:10 AM
Different kind of fire altogether - Ben Harper's Burn One Down.
His sediments (sentiments) not mine but like the song so another bonus track ....

Bravo, Pa.
That's a great tune, and it works well on the baritone.
I noodled on it myself yesterday but couldn't get it in good enough shape, so I'm really glad you put it up.

Very conscious lyric:


...your choice is who you choose to be, and if you're causing no harm then you're alright with me...

...you'll see it's a blessing and not a curse...

UKISOCIETY
11-28-2012, 03:36 AM
Thought I'd share this one as a bonus. Rachel Goodrich. Great songwriter and she plays a vintage Martin ukulele too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg0pjJH6-wQ&feature=plcp

wee_ginga_yin
11-28-2012, 03:49 AM
Sleazy song from Tom Waits... I think this would be my official entry instead of the Stones song... it has a bit more guts and menace.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcSBtVN1nK4

~dave~~wave~
11-28-2012, 04:38 AM
After much deliberation and a ride on some mighty hot rails, I came up with this.
Costuming failed me as I know longer fit into my leather pants, but MattyDee- I'm Burnin' For You here...


Great song choice, I was hoping this one would show up this week, and your mellow version is excellent.
Also leaves room for an uptempo cowbell-driven version to surface.

The album cover art for the Blue Oyster Cult record Fire of Unknown Origin was done by a favorite son of our little city, Greg Scott.
He started out doing cartoons and graphic design at the Daily Nebraskan, was always a big music fan, and became art director at Rolling Stone. He's now an artist in New York.

GinnyT11
11-28-2012, 04:56 AM
@GT3T11 Ahh the Inkspots... I am so happy you did this... and those chord changes were quick.Thanks. Rob. The Inkspots are too slow for my inner time sense. The upbeat arrangement is from DoctorUke.com.


Very sweet Ginny! I was waiting to see who would do this song. :)Merci beaucoup. It's your kind of song, Myrna. It thought you might be working on it.


Ginny: Sweet vocal. I'm so glad we got a happy little song for this week, that can be so violent. Excellent choice!Thanks, Mattydee. You offer very nice comments to all.


Hi folks! I'm back! Been away for a few weeks due to a broken computer, but now, with my new set up, I can put my puter output up on the 50" plasma which hangs above my workspace. I've been enjoying you all in larger than life HD tonight!
GT3TII: I was kinda hoping you'd launch into the Megadeth version after the first line, but still, wonderfully done. Very cute. Joko, I'm glad you're back because you offer some imaginative interpretations of songs. Thanks much for your comment. (You think the Megadeth version would be about not setting the world on fire, but saving it for Sarin attacks?)

GinnyT11
11-28-2012, 05:01 AM
Then I thought - Why not do it in canon, so here it is as a bonus track.


Geoff, I liked both these versions of your fire song. The grainy one looked like smoke might be seeping into your study there, and the canon was a very nice complement.
Historical factoid of the day: The 1666 London fire was awful, but two good things came of it: it essentially stopped the plague, and the rebuilt city was more healthful and productive.

.

GinnyT11
11-28-2012, 05:36 AM
FYI, there's a new group called Seasonistas in the Community section. Let's see how many of us there are. Plus, you can get the names and avatars connected.

And take a look at ukuloonie's thread about tweaking the Seasons as it goes into a second year. Add your suggestions.
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?73382-Guidelines-for-Season-2-Seasons-of-the-Ukulele

decaturcomp
11-28-2012, 06:47 AM
This is very nice, Ginny, thanks. See you over there.


FYI, there's a new group called Seasonistas in the Community section. Let's see how many of us there are. Plus, you can get the names and avatars connected.

And take a look at ukuloonie's thread about tweaking the Seasons as it goes into a second year. Add your suggestions.
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?73382-Guidelines-for-Season-2-Seasons-of-the-Ukulele

GinnyT11
11-28-2012, 06:50 AM
My official entry to Season 41.
Song by Passenger called Heart's on Fire. No real flames here so it is obviously metaphorical.
Only came across it searching for a song to do for this season but thought it a beautiful little song.

This is lovely, Pabrizzer. Your talent is a nice addition to the Seasons, and I hope you'll be posting every week.

GinnyT11
11-28-2012, 06:55 AM
From the Elvis Aloha From Hawaii live satellite TV Broadcast (1973) ~ Burnin' Love.

Your song was very Elvis-y, and I loved it, especially the"hunka hunka" part.
I get the feeling that you'd really like to work as a performing musician. Any chance of doing that?

GinnyT11
11-28-2012, 07:29 AM
I grew up in Chicago. As children we learned about the Great Chicago Fire that raged from October 8th to October 10th 1871. Hundreds were killed, over 100,000 people were left homeless and much of the city was destroyed. This song was written by George Root in 1871 shortly after the fire.

Myrna, this was well worth digging up and you did a beautiful rendition of it!

.

pabrizzer
11-28-2012, 08:51 AM
Ukisociety - really enjoyed your song in the car - great voice!
But I am confused now. Does He (who is run to) start the fires or put them out?
(Myrna's song vs Ukisociety's)

pabrizzer
11-28-2012, 08:59 AM
Wee_ginja_yin posts, " it has a bit more guts and menace." - from a soprano uke that had me laughing.
Gutsy and Menacing performance Wee.

pabrizzer
11-28-2012, 09:01 AM
How do "we" include the quote box (light blue) without the video?

GinnyT11
11-28-2012, 09:11 AM
After you hit Reply with Quote and create a new window, select with your cursor the part between "[video]" marks, then delete it. (If you accidentally delete one of the bracket marks around "Quote" you'll eliminate the nice bubble that holds the quote when you post it.)

wee_ginga_yin
11-28-2012, 10:24 AM
Wee_ginja_yin posts, " it has a bit more guts and menace." - from a soprano uke that had me laughing.
Gutsy and Menacing performance Wee.

I am sure you have heard the saying size does not count. :old:

The Ukelites
11-28-2012, 10:28 AM
Hey Underground, here's our rendition of this seasons' title song. We hope you like it, something's quite different this time :o
Thanks to Matty Dee for hosting!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeLs5a8r6qg

uke4ia
11-28-2012, 10:45 AM
Uke4ia, dare I say that your instrument sounds a wee bit out of tune to my ears on that one. Spirited performance though and great vocal. Which album is that song off? I don't recognise it at all.

With that tiple, it's a good day when it's only a wee bit out of tune. It has never once been in the kind of tune that I can get daily from any of my ukes. It has quantum tuning -- it goes from sharp to flat without ever crossing the space between. I have to settle for tuning it as best I can, and hope it stays there for an entire take or two before I have to tune again. I did another take a half hour earlier when it was in very good tune to start the song, and by the end one of the C strings had dropped almost a half tone. Oddly, the most YouTube hits I have for any of my videos was a tiple version of Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill" where the tuning is worse than this. :uhoh:

The Bowie song was the theme song from the movie "Cat People". It's on the soundtrack album; it might be under Giorgio Moroder's name rather than Bowie's. Bowie then did a dance version of it on the "Let's Dance" album.

FiL
11-28-2012, 10:45 AM
Uke4ia, dare I say that your instrument sounds a wee bit out of tune to my ears on that one. Spirited performance though and great vocal. Which album is that song off? I don't recognise it at all.

Playing a tiple is like playing a banjo: You spend half your time tuning it, and the other half playing out of tune. :)

- FiL

pabrizzer
11-28-2012, 10:46 AM
As ALWAYS Ukelites - great performance! Loved the ending.

Barbablanca
11-28-2012, 10:51 AM
Quality stuff from the Ukelites as usual. But I'm afraid even when your female vocalist is in the background she still takes front of stage - what presence! :rolleyes:

But don't get too upset, oh bassist "side man" I loved your bass riffs for this, especially considering they must be your own, because the original didn't really have them, since Ray Manzerak played most Doors' bass lines using a bass pedal on an organ. :cool:

mattydee
11-28-2012, 10:53 AM
Myrna: Yay! Another literal fire tune! Great song choice. ANd as always, lovely playing and singing from you.

Brizz: You are quite a force to be reckoned with, mate. Your work on the Bari is stunning.

Rob: Man, when you said you wanted to switch entries, I thought, 'he's crazy', but then you knocked this Tom Waits straight into outer space. really great!

Ukelites: Whoa! Steffen on lead vocal? Nice change-up. Still has the classic Ukelite vibe - great playing, great vocals.

The Ukelites
11-28-2012, 11:04 AM
Thanks to pabrizzer, Barbablanca and Matty Dee!

@Barba: Yes, you're absolutely right with Miriam! :love: And that the bass riff is my own, glad you like it.

Hippie Dribble
11-28-2012, 11:20 AM
Hey Underground, here's our rendition of this seasons' title song. We hope you like it, something's quite different this time :o
Thanks to Matty Dee for hosting!

oh yes indeed. So good you guys. Brilliant vocal and bass Steffen, and Miriam, is that a flat maple Bruko soprano? Sounds really nice...

OldePhart
11-28-2012, 11:21 AM
You don't know anyone who could "commercialise" it do you John? I'd be happy to hear it on the radio ;)

No, not me. But, if you don't already do so I'd check out a couple of the more serious songwriter's forums and ask for some pointers re getting in touch with publishers. I could easily see one of the new country artists doing this, or Jimmy Buffet, even. (That would be two completely different musical styles of the song but I can see either one being quite popular.)

I do know one thing - never submit directly to an artist or anything like that. No pro artist I've heard of will even listen to a demo tape or anything anymore because the risk of being accused of plagiarism is too high.

You're a very good lyric writer but I think this is the best (from a commercial standpoint) that I've heard from you. It's got both a great "hook" in the chorus and tells a great story that hangs together through all the verses.

I love to write songs and I can usually manage to bang out something clever or cute but with little commercial future - this one from you could have real legs if you can just attract the attention of the right publishing contact.

John

Barbablanca
11-28-2012, 11:23 AM
Playing a tiple is like playing a banjo: You spend half your time tuning it, and the other half playing out of tune. :) - FiL

I once saw a wonderful old Suffolk man of about 70 playing the most beautiful hammer dulcimer. I asked him how long he'd been playing it and he said:

"Er, let's see, I started when I was about fifteen, so that's... er.. let me see.. Yes, about ten years learning it, then fifteen playing it". He saw the puzzlement on my face and said: "The rest of the time has been tuning the bugger!"

OldePhart
11-28-2012, 11:30 AM
Hey Underground, here's our rendition of this seasons' title song. We hope you like it, something's quite different this time :o


Heyyy, front and center on vocals! Nice job - love the bass line too. Great stuff as always from you two, even when you switch it up!

John

The Ukelites
11-28-2012, 11:31 AM
oh yes indeed. So good you guys. Brilliant vocal and bass Steffen, and Miriam, is that a flat maple Bruko soprano? Sounds really nice...

Thanks Jon, yes it's a German Brüko /maple /flat with pickup. Very good and clean sounding uke, quite loud. One of the best travel ukes. For a nice price in my opinion.

The Ukelites
11-28-2012, 11:34 AM
Heyyy, front and center on vocals! Nice job - love the bass line too. Great stuff as always from you two, even when you switch it up!

John

Thank you very much, John! :)

TCK
11-28-2012, 11:55 AM
Thanks Dave, and for the history there. I had not pulled this out in years, but kind of new it had to be done. Might have to dust off all of them and drive my wife totally nuts
Great song choice, I was hoping this one would show up this week, and your mellow version is excellent.
Also leaves room for an uptempo cowbell-driven version to surface.

The album cover art for the Blue Oyster Cult record Fire of Unknown Origin was done by a favorite son of our little city, Greg Scott.
He started out doing cartoons and graphic design at the Daily Nebraskan, was always a big music fan, and became art director at Rolling Stone. He's now an artist in New York.

TCK
11-28-2012, 11:57 AM
I had totally forgotten the cowbell SNL- laughing heartily here! Glad you enjoyed it, it was a fun one to learn for me, probably play that one over and over as it is a bit unexpected. Thanks for a great theme!
Dave (TCK): It took me a little bit. But Ho. Lee. Cow. That was amazing. I loved that cover. The only thing it was missing was more cowbell. But seriously, that was great!

TCK
11-28-2012, 12:00 PM
TCK - Didn't know the song. Suitably blue tones both visually and aurally for that blue song. Who's the original by?

Thanks Mr. B- It is "I'm Burning For You" by Blue Oyster Cult

Barbablanca
11-28-2012, 12:04 PM
Thanks Mr. B- It is "I'm Burning For You" by Blue Oyster Cult

It would have to be after all the blues I mentioned in my post and all those you'd included in your video. :)

B.O.C. Now that's a band I only know by name. No-one I knew ever had any of their albums, so I never got to hear any.

myrnaukelele
11-28-2012, 02:37 PM
Merci beaucoup. It's your kind of song, Myrna. It thought you might be working on it.

Ha! It is. I thought about it briefly but this week I decided to pick an entirely different kind of song.

myrnaukelele
11-28-2012, 03:35 PM
Beautifully played and sung Myrnaukulele.
But George Root was a weird guy to compose this piece IMHO.
Hundreds killed and many thousands homeless and "we are passing through the fire... and it is our Father's hand ...though we may not understand ... why we're passing through the fire" and an opportunity for composing a song.
I sure don't understand - very weird song.
How did you discover this one Myrna?
pabrizzer - I think barbablanca's observation is key - this is a very Victorian song. I think this was written to help the survivors cope with such a tragic and terrible fire and the suffering that ensued. In essence- it was God's will and though we may not understand His plan we need to accept and move on. Music has always been able to bring solace and healing. George Frederick Root (named after Handel) was a well known composer of his time. In fact he wrote the first song of the Civil War (two days after it began). He was living in Chicago at the time of the fire. No doubt he expressed himself best through his music - like many musicians do.
As for finding this song, Chicago is my hometown. When I started thinking about fire songs I wondered if any had been written about the Great Chicago Fire. I found this site: http://greatchicagofire.org/songs I actually looked into ordering the sheet music but it would have taken two weeks so I learned this song the old fashioned way - I figured out the chords by listening to it over and over and over.

~dave~~wave~
11-28-2012, 03:42 PM
...this David Bowie song, "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" on my tiple. I

Really enjoyed this one.
Can it really be 30 years ago that this came out?

I'll never forget that this was the first song I ever heard Stevie Ray Vaughn play on.

And my stars, Nastassja Kinski was hot it the film. Whew!

myrnaukelele
11-28-2012, 03:43 PM
Myrna what a very Victorian song! Echoes of a Titanic song my Dad used to sing which seemed to draw the same gloomy "he moves in mysterious ways" message. Great performance though.
.


Myrna, this was well worth digging up and you did a beautiful rendition of it!




Myrna: Yay! Another literal fire tune! Great song choice. And as always, lovely playing and singing from you.


Glad you liked this. I found it interesting that the sheet music calls for the verses to be sung con fuoco (with fire).

rpeters
11-28-2012, 04:47 PM
This is a great excuse to play the other James Taylor song with the word fire in it! I apologize for the poor camera shot. I should have tested it first.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcwLOqj4w3U&feature=youtu.be

Joko
11-28-2012, 07:53 PM
Let me start by saying that Windows MovieMaker totally sucks. I just got a new computer which means I lost my beloved Pinnacle Studio video editing software (I have no idea where I put my registration info), but I was due for an upgrade anyways, which I shall purchase when I next get paid. I thought I might be able to do something with the free software that came with my new 'puter. No such luck. Not only does MovieMaker not have a chroma-key function, but it kept crashing. Ended up downloading Pinnacle's free editor "VideoSpin", which handled my files just fine and is reminiscent of Studio, the program I've been using for years. Okay, so it won't chroma-key either, but it's free. Hence my "greenscreen" truly is a green screen. I'd recommend it highly for anyone whose looking for basic video editing.

The song I'm covering is from Matisyahu's 2006 CD "Youth". If you're unfamiliar with Matisyahu, look him up on YouTube. He's a lot more than a novelty in that he is a Hasidic Jew whose music is a wonderful mixture of reggae and hip hop, he's got a lot of deep messages and truths in his songs.


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

julienstaudt
11-29-2012, 01:51 AM
I'm happy I found the time to work on this one cause I wont be around this week end.
This my entrie, from a version recorded by mister Louis Armstrong (don't know who wrote it or introduced it to the public).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpbmOp8B5mg&feature=plcp

Have a great season all of you...

wee_ginga_yin
11-29-2012, 02:52 AM
I'm happy I found the time to work on this one cause I wont be around this week end.
This my entrie, from a version recorded by mister Louis Armstrong (don't know who wrote it or introduced it to the public).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpbmOp8B5mg&feature=plcp Have a great season all of you...

That really warmed my heart. Having lived in Finland, I have come to love the tango.
The Finns are obsessed with the tango as the following clip shows. They just happen
to be dancing to a Finnish version of your entry.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErvxciUHqW0

julienstaudt
11-29-2012, 03:57 AM
WAOOO. Thanks for sharing this. It makes a beautiful strange picture: two lovers under an umbrella, under the rain dancing on a finnish tango...
I never thouht I would see that in my life. Now it's done.

decaturcomp
11-29-2012, 03:57 AM
A Bonus dedicated to Uke4ia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6c5aNLehRs

uke4ia
11-29-2012, 05:28 AM
A Bonus dedicated to Uke4ia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6c5aNLehRs

Wow! Thanks a LOT, Alan! A Rod Argent song. Hold your head high!

Joko
11-29-2012, 07:46 AM
Although it doesn't mention "fire", the name of the song is "Burn Inside", an original song & my bonus track for the week. Please spare me your gastrointestinal jokes; I've heard them.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PYJNr04SN4

The Ukelites
11-29-2012, 08:29 AM
I'm happy I found the time to work on this one cause I wont be around this week end.
This my entrie, from a version recorded by mister Louis Armstrong (don't know who wrote it or introduced it to the public).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpbmOp8B5mg&feature=plcp

Have a great season all of you...

Hot stuff! Really enjoyed this!

xommen
11-29-2012, 09:08 AM
This is a bonus I had to do because it's a U2 song, the name of this song is the Unforgettable Fire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EPps32VoOE

austin1
11-29-2012, 09:12 AM
Here's my quick and dirty entry, hope it counts because I couldn't make anything else work (although thanks Ginny for the suggestions!).

Love,
me


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhzecAej5oE&feature=youtu.be

I would not recommend listening to this video particularly loudly. The drumming starts to hurt.

Dougf
11-29-2012, 09:40 AM
Here's a well known poem by Robert Service with a little uke accompaniment. It's pretty long, so I added some visuals.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bqUBZXuy34

decaturcomp
11-29-2012, 10:38 AM
Wow! Thanks a LOT, Alan! A Rod Argent song. Hold your head high!

My pleasure, brother. Your videos have given me lots of happiness.

GinnyT11
11-29-2012, 10:43 AM
Here's a well known poem by Robert Service with a little uke accompaniment. It's pretty long, so I added some visuals.

Doug, what an imaginative entry! It was great to watch and to listen to. You're a clever, clever guy.

decaturcomp
11-29-2012, 11:12 AM
This is awesome. Appropriate, too. Top marks.


Here's a well known poem by Robert Service with a little uke accompaniment. It's pretty long, so I added some visuals.

Tootler
11-29-2012, 12:43 PM
I haven't had time to watch many of this week's videos. There seemed to be all sorts of things cropped up but I am hoping to try and catch up tomorrow.

In the meantime, I would like to thank those who commented on my versions of London's burning. The canon had one or two false starts but worked out quite well in the end and it was fun to do.

Ginny, you're right about the Fire of London. It did stop the plague and also gave opportunity for rebuilding. There were all sorts of grandiose schemes for a completely new city laid out on "modern" lines but in the end, the city was rebuilt along the old streets so what you have today is buildings dating from the 17th century onwards but on the Medieval street plan so there are still a variety of streets and alleyways in all directions and with fascinating names. One gain was the magnificent collection of Wren churches, all different but in a style.

Tootler
11-29-2012, 12:47 PM
I have found time to do another bonus. In scrabbling around in the room where I keep my music and computer I found an old Radio Shack reverb unit which is quite interesting so I had a play and applied it to this song - Ring of Fire.


http://youtu.be/3bX78QM2meg

Jazzbanjorex
11-29-2012, 03:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hiXdTL1uHE

pabrizzer
11-29-2012, 03:30 PM
Jazzbanjorex - I liked that a lot. I had a look at that song - you did it so well!

Jazzbanjorex
11-29-2012, 03:50 PM
Jazzbanjorex - I liked that a lot. I had a look at that song - you did it so well!


Thank you.

pabrizzer
11-29-2012, 04:00 PM
Here's a well known poem by Robert Service with a little uke accompaniment. It's pretty long, so I added some visuals.

Well I actually watched the whole way through so that's gotta be a thumbs up from me. Puts a whole new take on someone who is "dying to be warm".

pabrizzer
11-29-2012, 04:09 PM
decaturcomp - Dance in the Smoke.
I enjoyed this heaps. I like the idea of - tying your worries to a branch - burning it - and dancing in the smoke.
Real good song choice - I thought this one should have been your entry. You did it well!

myrnaukelele
11-29-2012, 05:35 PM
OMG I know this is simply coincidence but a fire is raging out of control in my little town right now fanned by wild winds. Four homes have already burned and about 50 families have been evacuated. Our home is 3 miles from the fire so we are in no danger but smoke is in the air. Strange to have such a huge fire burning in November but it's been very dry. This is the first time in all the years I've lived here that there has not been snow on the ground by October.
Anyone have a song about putting fires out?

29moons
11-29-2012, 07:18 PM
Well, it's been a few weeks since I posted. I've been pretty busy with work and the holidays, but I got a little time this week so here's my entry. Sorry for the mess and lack of setting but it's late Fall and I have been relegated to the laundry room after the kid goes to sleep. I hope you enjoy.

http://youtu.be/2uvYQHA319E

thesillydave
11-29-2012, 07:45 PM
a little smoke song to go along with all the great fire songs y'all have done!


http://youtu.be/ULEsRnpORJQ

thanks matty!

we tigers
11-29-2012, 11:12 PM
I can't find the time to get a song done this week... It has been a little hectic the last couple of days, so I'll stick to watching your tremendous entries and prepare for next season. As per usual, the entries are great, or should I say 'HOT!'?

Barbablanca
11-29-2012, 11:27 PM
29 Moons - Great "Dead" song. I just had to pick up my Low G Tenor and "channel some Jerry Garcia" over it. I think I might have got a few seconds of the master at one point, the rest was my old fall back riffs ;) ) Nevertheless, a great way to start the day. I thank you! ;)

Incidentally, I am guessing I am not the only one who plays along with the Seasons videos, am I? How sad would that be ;)

pabrizzer
11-30-2012, 12:01 AM
OK another bonus track.
Australian singer song writer Paul Kelly has been referred to by some as Australia's Bob Dylan. Not sure about that but I do know he has written some really good songs. This is one of his called We've Started a Fire.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP0qsiiJAB4&feature=plcp

mattydee
11-30-2012, 05:49 AM
This is a great excuse to play the other James Taylor song with the word fire in it! I apologize for the poor camera shot. I should have tested it first.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcwLOqj4w3U&feature=youtu.be

Ack, Ryan! Your voice and playing are so good! But this track doesn't qualify for a main entry -- the lullaby at the fire in the first verse isn't enough... But I really hope you'll do another song for us. This one will go in the bonus list.

mattydee
11-30-2012, 06:37 AM
Here are my thoughts on the past couple of days of entries. I may not get to thoughts about bonuses now as I go into my busy part of the week, but I will stay up to date on official entries:

Joko - Matisyahu: Great song choice. I love the enthusiasm and passion you bring to these! And Matisyahu is no walk in the park. Thanks for doing this one! Wish I could have seen the flames behind you, but the green imaginary fire is awesome.

Julien - Kiss of Fire: I have grown to look forward to your entries every week Julien. So smooth, and you always make it look so easy. This week is no exception. Great song, too!

Tina - Burn: That was The Awesome. And it totally counts! Relationship burns are definitely caused by metaphorical fire. Love the ukebeatz!

Doug - Cremation of Sam McGee. Sweet Jazzy Doug. What an awesome choice! And with that signature Doug style and grace. Thanks for putting this together.

JazzBanjo - Wildfire: I wavered on allowing this as an official entry, since the only actual mention of fire, burning, flame, or any of it, is in the name of the pony (and song) but I think the metaphor angle can be successfully argued, with the speaker holding a torch for the girl, and the horse running free, unpredictably, across the land like its namesake. So, really nice rendition. Your vocals are fantastic on this.

Moons - Fire on the Mountain: Your playing is great on this one. And good job with those vocals -- not easy at all to stay up there like that.

Dave (silly) - Smoke gets in your eyes: This is one of my favorites of yours... The song fits your stye perfectly, I love the shot with you coming out of the darkness like that, and the Kamaka has never sounded sweeter. A stirring, emotional performance from you, brother.

FiL
11-30-2012, 06:56 AM
I finally found time to record something this week...I know someone else already did Springsteen's "I'm On Fire", but here my take:


http://youtu.be/q3z3LU3dvKo

- FiL

29moons
11-30-2012, 07:11 AM
Thanks. I'm glad you played along. It amazes me how much they got into that song with so little to it. I'm glad to start your day with a smile.


29 Moons - Great "Dead" song. I just had to pick up my Low G Tenor and "channel some Jerry Garcia" over it. I think I might have got a few seconds of the master at one point, the rest was my old fall back riffs ;) ) Nevertheless, a great way to start the day. I thank you! ;)

Incidentally, I am guessing I am not the only one who plays along with the Seasons videos, am I? How sad would that be ;)

Tootler
11-30-2012, 10:23 AM
Just to let you know that the results are in for season 40. Go over to the season 40 thread to find the results

Congratulations to all who took part.

ukuleledaveey
11-30-2012, 11:00 AM
Many thanks Matty for hosting yet again and during a real busy time for you, so i salute you Sir.

I have dedicated my song this week to MGM, and would like to wish him a speedy recovery.

"After the Fire Is Gone" is a 1971 duet single by Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty and written by L.E. White as the only single released from the LP, We Only Make Believe. "After the Fire Is Gone" was the first number one on the U.S. country chart for Lynn and Twitty as a duo. It spent two weeks at number one and a total of 14 weeks on the chart.[1] On the Billboard Hot 100, the single peaked at number 56.
In 1974, Willie Nelson and Tracy Nelson released a cover version which reached #17 on the country charts. Ricky Lynn Gregg released a version in 1994 from his album Get a Little Closer, but his version did not chart.
The song was recorded by Tanya Tucker on her 2010 album "My Turn." A duet version was recorded by Allison Moorer and Steve Earle on the 2010 tribute album to Loretta, "Coal Miner's Daughter."


http://youtu.be/fV6BP_oUeEY

rpeters
11-30-2012, 11:28 AM
Ooops!! I misread the instructions! I'll see if I can find another song. Thanks for the heads up!

Jazzbanjorex
11-30-2012, 02:32 PM
My son had suggested that I do this song in the first place. "Dad why don't you do that song that you taught me on guitar?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzivCjQpoOI&feature=youtu.be
So here it is. That one song I showed him on guitar. One lick, actually, that I showed him.

decaturcomp
11-30-2012, 06:30 PM
Here's a bonus for Moons who has re-defined the meaning of "closet Deadhead" (we are everywhere...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTmo8koZetY

myrnaukelele
11-30-2012, 08:10 PM
Well the wind is still whipping but the wildfire is out. About 200 acres burned and barns and outbuildings but no homes were destroyed as was first reported. It was too close for comfort- fire is a powerful force.
Anyway- it's Friday night and I got a new red uke in the mail so ~ I changed out the strings and broke it in with this song.

http://youtu.be/sGSCE4rc03k

Dan Uke
11-30-2012, 09:18 PM
I picked a song from a movie noone watched! LOL


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTXX0UINZyI&feature=youtu.be

wee_ginga_yin
11-30-2012, 10:05 PM
Isn't anybody going to do Bangles Eternal flame?

krabbers
11-30-2012, 11:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pv7qkGqC3Q

decaturcomp
12-01-2012, 01:52 AM
I picked a song from a movie noone watched! LOL


There are many movies with Bob Dylan that no one has watched. Word.
Nice ambiance there little brother and terrific heart(on fire)felt playing.
Some season, perhaps there will be songs we love that no one else has heard of.

decaturcomp
12-01-2012, 02:04 AM
What would your Mama think
If she heard my guineas clink
And saw me marchin' at the head of all my soldiers-o?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q85dWY4A28w
Bonus please

wee_ginga_yin
12-01-2012, 02:45 AM
What we have here is a failure to communicate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYalLgH0wwk

Barbablanca
12-01-2012, 04:17 AM
Alan let me join you in outing myself as a closet “deadhead” – nice one.

Oooh. Myrna’s got a cousin of my bright green dolphin! Great!

Nongdam. I have some friends who are in the audience in that movie – which was filmed in their home town of Bristol. They were hours filming as extras, got very little for it, lousy catering and not even an acknowledgement from the MAN himself for their patience in spending three days in the theatre hanging around to film a couple of minutes of on screen time.

I have the misfortune to have actually seen the movie… It is definitely one of those “Now that’s 90 minutes of my life I’ll never get back” type of events ;). Your song, however rescues some of that time for me ;)

Krabbers – a superb original mate. I was playing along and riffing between lines. Sweet... and it has passed the whistle test. I can still hear it as I type!

WGY is that the car wash scene from CHL? That should have classified as “cruel and unusual punishment” for those poor convicts. ;) I love your heavy reverb stuff. Must explore that angle one of these days myself.

wee_ginga_yin
12-01-2012, 04:58 AM
WGY is that the car wash scene from CHL? That should have classified as “cruel and unusual punishment” for those poor convicts. ;) I love your heavy reverb stuff. Must explore that angle one of these days myself.

Thought I would do a bonus for the Week 41 of the seasons of the Ukulele,
and I decided to do a number by the Boss. I have found it a disturbing song
since it hints at infidelity. There is definitely illicit undertones. There were two
ukulele tracks, one with the strum and another with picking, and the vocals had
rockabilly echo, but somehow it was lacking that certain eeriness.

At first I tried to incorporate some harmonica but it did not sound right.
I wanted something plaintive and being intrigued by the use of Tibetian
singing bowls for meditation I wrestled with some synth pads to get the
approximate sound that I wanted.

Now I had to find some footage to go along with the music and the only image
I could come up with was the young girl (Joy Harmon) washing the car in the
movie "Cool Hand Luke"... leaving out that part of the scene that was too hot for UU.
As a boy I remember being stunned by this scene. It was away ahead of its time.
This was no ordinary car wash. It was a quite deliberate tease that was performed f
or the chain-gang convicts who were working in the ditch outside her house.

When you are incarcerated you long for the things that you can't have,
and what is a natural desire becomes a forbidden one.

chrimess
12-01-2012, 05:07 AM
Fire:

http://youtu.be/RCa_mN1RHU0

chrimess
12-01-2012, 05:29 AM
Amazing, Jon- the MGs are clearly one of the top 5 bands of the last year's.

This was the first song that popped into my twisted mind when Matt announced this week's theme. Thanks for an interesting week brother. Hoping I can dig up a few more left field tunes later in the week. Anyway, this is a song by one of my fave songwriters - John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats. It's based on the character of Michael Myers from the slasher-flick Halloween.


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

~dave~~wave~
12-01-2012, 08:02 AM
Here's a bonus for Moons who has re-defined the meaning of "closet Deadhead" (we are everywhere...)


What would your Mama think
If she heard my guineas clink
And saw me marchin' at the head of all my soldiers-o?



I've been around this whole country but I never yet found Fennario -Bob Dylan, eponymous debut album, 1962


Ah, Alan, not one but two from the vault, I'm loving it.

You were already out of the closet with the Robert Hunter seasons quote in your signature, really dig that as well.

Quite a history to this song, it appears.
Our ancestors carrying these tunes across the sea and up the mountains, with regional dialects and geographical references misheard and corrupted...

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


The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie (Roud (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roud_Folk_Song_Index) # 545) is a Scottish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scots_language) folk song (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folk_song) about a thwarted romance between a soldier and a girl. Like many folk songs, the authorship is unattributed, there is no strict version of the lyrics, and it is often referred to by its opening line There once was a troop o' Irish dragoons. The song is also known by a variety of other names, the most common of them being "Peggy-O."

~dave~~wave~
12-01-2012, 08:21 AM
...I am guessing I am not the only one who plays along with the Seasons videos, am I? How sad would that be ;)

You've got that right, brother.
I really don't even like to watch seasons vids without a uke at hand.
Last week was a total strum-fest with all the rock 'n' roll.

This week was no different.
I just had a smashing time banging along with chrimess on some Jimi Hendrix.

chrimess
12-01-2012, 08:38 AM
Appreciate it, Dave. We owe it to his memory during his birthday week.



You've got that right, brother.
I really don't even like to watch seasons vids without a uke at hand.
Last week was a total strum-fest with all the rock 'n' roll.

This week was no different.
I just had a smashing time banging along with chrimess on some Jimi Hendrix.

The Ukelites
12-01-2012, 08:50 AM
Fire:

http://youtu.be/RCa_mN1RHU0

Yeees, this made my day! :rock:

chrimess
12-01-2012, 09:19 AM
Glad I could cheer you guys up since bayern did not win earlier.

Yeees, this made my day! :rock:

myrnaukelele
12-01-2012, 10:40 AM
Some season, perhaps there will be songs we love that no one else has heard of.
Now that's a fun idea for a season! See what kind of obscure songs folks would come up with.

000Kanaka000
12-01-2012, 12:30 PM
Sorry i missed this week - wanted to do an instrumental version of light my fire
but have been down for the count with a nasty virus.

ukuleledaveey
12-01-2012, 12:41 PM
Sorry i missed this week - wanted to do an instrumental version of light my fire
but have been down for the count with a nasty virus.

Get well soon, all the best from me :)

mattydee
12-01-2012, 12:44 PM
FiL - I'm On Fire: great strum. Love the sound of that 8 string. and. Sweet countrified vocal to go with. you really made this one your own.

Davey - After The Fire Has Gone: love those old-time country tunes. A great confident performance, mate. I like the chord melody solo, too!

JazzBanjoRex - Smoke On The Water: I do think this one is a better fit for the theme, so I put it in as your official entry, and moved Wildfire over to Bonusland. Well played - your strumming is great on this one, and I love what the uke does to this hard driving song.

Daniel - Heart On Fire: I dont know this song, or the film that you're talking about, but your playing is really lovely on this one. And a nice fire there in the background.

Krabbers - Stuff Ain't Good: that Bari sounds wonderful. Such a sweet mellow sound. As always, a fantastic performance: vocals, playing, passion. Plus, an original! A question, what strings do you use for your Bari?

Christian - Fire: love that Rock sound on the Kelii. Great strum and mute patterns! and a little shredding for good measure! I know I keep saying this, but this is one of my favorites of yours, Christian.

And thanks for the bonuses, all... I won't have time to comment on them all for a while, if at all, but we have a nice robust Season happening. Keep 'em coming!

decaturcomp
12-01-2012, 12:44 PM
Yeah it's a rich one. Thanks for the comments. The vault runs deep and wide as you know.
This is a gorgeous version of Pretty Peggy-O by Joan Baez which, as it seems to me, influenced the Dead's take at least a little:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK-SrZhbAyI
But then it's like Delia or Duncan and Brady or Stackolee or Stagger Lee. The folk tradition in the modern day. I find Tootler's posts to be the most instructive in this vein. There's a guy who knows his stuff! Huzzah Geoff!





-Bob Dylan, eponymous debut album, 1962


Ah, Alan, not one but two from the vault, I'm loving it.

You were already out of the closet with the Robert Hunter seasons quote in your signature, really dig that as well.

Quite a history to this song, it appears.
Our ancestors carrying these tunes across the sea and up the mountains, with regional dialects and geographical references misheard and corrupted...

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

Tootler
12-01-2012, 01:29 PM
I've managed to watch all the entries and left comments on You Tube. Some great entries there.

chrimess
12-01-2012, 01:39 PM
Very kind and specific as always, Geoff- I am sorry I have not dedicated enough time to my feedback recently.


I've managed to watch all the entries and left comments on You Tube. Some great entries there.

chrimess
12-01-2012, 01:46 PM
Alan,
Love the rhythm patterns on brown eyed women.

PS1: the season quotes are precious.
PS2: 1 minute left for Georgia!


Yeah it's a rich one. Thanks for the comments. The vault runs deep and wide as you know.
This is a gorgeous version of Pretty Peggy-O by Joan Baez which, as it seems to me, influenced the Dead's take at least a little:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK-SrZhbAyI
But then it's like Delia or Duncan and Brady or Stackolee or Stagger Lee. The folk tradition in the modern day. I find Tootler's posts to be the most instructive in this vein. There's a guy who knows his stuff! Huzzah Geoff!

Dan Uke
12-01-2012, 02:03 PM
Alan,
Love the rhythm patterns on brown eyed women.

PS1: the season quotes are precious.
PS2: 1 minute left for Georgia!

Horrible play by Murry...bad call by the coach....I would have spiked it and then called a better play!

Sorry to threadjack

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
12-01-2012, 03:29 PM
This one was inspired by Tootler's choice this Season...


http://youtu.be/56n-0dsSp_Y

Thanks for a great week, mattydee!

ukuleledaddy
12-01-2012, 03:33 PM
Fire:

http://youtu.be/RCa_mN1RHU0

Fantastic Christian! Love that rock face. I was thinking of doing this but didn't how I could pull it off. I'm so glad you tackled it. I love it!

000Kanaka000
12-01-2012, 03:35 PM
Thank you am looking forward to get back to the seasons.



Get well soon, all the best from me :)

alemarco
12-01-2012, 04:02 PM
Here's another literal and historically important fire! The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire occurred in a NYC clothing factory in 1911. The tragedy was really instrumental in bringing workplace safety laws into existence.


http://youtu.be/BAiHXOhS7d4

Never realized how bad the lighting in my apartment is until I started making uke videos...

uke4ia
12-01-2012, 04:14 PM
Here's another literal and historically important fire! The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire occurred in a NYC clothing factory in 1911. The tragedy was really instrumental in bringing workplace safety laws into existence.


I was thinking about the Triangle Fire when I read the story about the similar Bangladesh fire last week. The building is now part of NYU.

TCK
12-01-2012, 04:15 PM
Had a gut feeling this would surface-Awesome Ralf!!
This one was inspired by Tootler's choice this Season...


http://youtu.be/56n-0dsSp_Y

Thanks for a great week, mattydee!

pabrizzer
12-01-2012, 06:37 PM
My last bonus track. This one from the Super Furry Animals - I've Got a Fire in My Heart - only discovered it looking for songs for this season. Done on my Yamaha Guitalele.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3PEEdGyisQ&feature=plcp

peewee
12-01-2012, 06:49 PM
I'm gutted at not having my entry together this week, a most uke-hostile tune: Dirt by the Stooges (http://youtu.be/zxYXV2RrwIs). A seemingly run of the mill macho rock song that is actually a feel good uplifting number about surviving abuse and depression because of the "fire inside, the fire of life". Between choosing an unplayable song, getting sick and working, then getting sent out to the desert for more work...
argh! I'll try to get it together and post it as a late bonus if I can.
And I can't wait to get to the playlists.

pabrizzer
12-01-2012, 06:52 PM
This one was inspired by Tootler's choice this Season...

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Thanks for a great week, mattydee!

The Clash on Uke - That's a big thumbs up from me. And what an innovative, interesting arrangement! Good one.

pootsie
12-01-2012, 06:56 PM
I wrote this original song especially for this season.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juFduzk8ttI&feature=g-upl


That was a great song. Thanks for sharing it!

ukuleledaveey
12-02-2012, 12:32 AM
My last bonus track. This one from the Super Furry Animals - I've Got a Fire in My Heart - only discovered it looking for songs for this season. Done on my Yamaha Guitalele.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3PEEdGyisQ&feature=plcp

:) :shaka: one of my favourite bands, well done mate

Barbablanca
12-02-2012, 02:13 AM
ALEMARCO - Did you find those lyrics on line? I tried looking for them, but didn't find a source. If you've got one, you'll be doing the music world a service by linking to them or else putting the lyrics here so that a search engine will find them. If you don't mind me saying so, I think you could have done that song slower and it would have held our attention just as well and the lyrics would not have sounded so rushed at times. I remember an old drama teacher saying to me at college. "Slow down, dear boy! Use your lines! Don't let your lines use you!" It was great advice and leads me neatly into:

TOUTM - "London's Burning" - You confirm what I suspected at the time that there were probably some interesting lyrics being screamed and shouted at the top of their lung capacity by the leading punk bands of the day. But being a singer, I hated punk vocals. I mean what is the point of having a lyric that makes a point if your point cannot be understood? :rolleyes:

Pootsie. Glad you liked my song.

PB - another great rendition. Every time I go to my local music shop I tinkle on the Guitarlele and think I should get one. But how do I justify it to she who must be obeyed? ;) I mean I already own a superb little 3/4 Spanish Guitar that sounds sweet picked (and awful strummed :) ).

GinnyT11
12-02-2012, 04:29 AM
Here's another literal and historically important fire! The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire occurred in a NYC clothing factory in 1911. The tragedy was really instrumental in bringing workplace safety laws into existence.


Very nice playing on an excellent choice for the week! I like the percussion bits. Please enter more Seasons!

Also, please join the Seasonistas group under Community. Because you have so few posts, you might not yet have access to the groups section, so head over to play a few rounds of the Song Title Game. I think after 10 posts you have a wider access to the forum.

mattydee
12-02-2012, 06:33 AM
Ralf - London's Burning: We can always rely on you for a punkulele tune! Incredible arrangement, and great playing and vocals, as ever.

Alemarco - Triangle fire: I love the little percussion you put into the choruses there. It seemed to me like you were nervous, but there's no need for that, everybody's friendly here! You have a nice voice, and your playing is good!

ukuleledaddy
12-02-2012, 06:53 AM
This one was inspired by Tootler's choice this Season...


http://youtu.be/56n-0dsSp_Y

Thanks for a great week, mattydee!

So incredibly enjoyable! I think I like yours more than the original.

alemarco
12-02-2012, 08:08 AM
Thanks for the kind words!

mattydee, yes, I am still nervous every time I make a seasons video. Everyone's been really supportive, but I'm always nervous when I perform or present anything. A few more seasons will fix that...

GT3T11, I was wondering why I couldn't join groups. And the information I could find online never said anything about needing to have a certain number of posts. I'll get on that.

Barbablanca, I found the lyrics on Misner & Smith's site. Here's the link: http://www.misnerandsmith.com/lyrics.html
Thanks for the advice! That's one of the many reasons I like the seasons.

Barbablanca
12-02-2012, 12:07 PM
Alemarco - Thanks for the link. I'd been looking for a title that included "Shirtwaist".

Just checked out Misner & Smith and liked what I heard. So I'm currently downloading their album which includes the song you covered. For what it is worth, I think they do it too fast too. I am glad I didn't offend you with my comments. I always try to be constructive in my "criticism". Look forward to hearing more of you in the Seasons. - Berni

Dougf
12-02-2012, 02:38 PM
The latest Smithsonian Magazine devoted several articles to Fire, here's a link to one that seems relevant:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/What-Do-Alicia-Keys-the-Boss-and-Wagner-Have-in-Common-179722811.html

Great season, Matt, thanks!

myrnaukelele
12-02-2012, 04:48 PM
One final bonus for Fire Week. Really great theme this week mattydee.

http://youtu.be/EFaDQHcBlbc

cheesegasuki
12-02-2012, 04:57 PM
Just in time! This my take on a metaphorical fire song, "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hEG7dCOM0dk

cheesegasuki
12-02-2012, 05:19 PM
And a bonus! I'm trying to branch out of my comfort zone strumming.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hvPxP4yS0z8

ukuleledaddy
12-02-2012, 06:13 PM
I know this has been done already. A very nice Seasonista asked if I would do this song this week. Finally got it done. Thanks for a great week Matty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iItvcfiCyo0&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA&index=1&feature=plcp

peewee
12-02-2012, 07:24 PM
I got it done!
Thanks Matty for a great theme. I've been busy and sick and traveling this week, but I got my song down, sort of. It features the patented peewee tempo acceleration, and you can probably see just how hard it was for me to sing while playing the riff. Reminds me of when I first tried to sing and strum.
Anyway, this is one of those songs that has personal significance, sort of a self help tune for down and out rock kids..from one of my all time favorites: Fun House by the Stooges.
DIRT! (http://youtu.be/zxYXV2RrwIs) (check out the original!)

here's my version, feel free to add bluesy Ron Asheton licks as you listen. (Gm)


http://youtu.be/CFpppB1vvN0

thanks!

krabbers
12-02-2012, 10:45 PM
cheers Matt, do you know, i am not sure, i did change them before a gig last year , i think they were aquillas , the set has two wound strings, which give great ring on the open strings , which i do a lot of. the next set i am going to try is the worth browns, but i think i will prefer the metal set.

Krabbers - Stuff Ain't Good: that Bari sounds wonderful. Such a sweet mellow sound. As always, a fantastic performance: vocals, playing, passion. Plus, an original! A question, what strings do you use for your Bari?

GinnyT11
12-03-2012, 04:20 AM
I know this has been done already. A very nice Seasonista asked if I would do this song this week. Finally got it done. Thanks for a great week Matty. Loved your version of this, Sean! The empty wine bottle is a nice touch, and I imagine there are crumpled cigarette packs and an overflowing ash tray on the floor. Such suffering!



And a bonus! I'm trying to branch out of my comfort zone strumming. I liked your I've Got Your Love to Keep Me Warm, but this bonus is very cool. Hairdresser on Fire is an interesting song concept. I like to see your entries.

FiL
12-03-2012, 04:37 AM
FiL - I'm On Fire: great strum. Love the sound of that 8 string. and. Sweet countrified vocal to go with. you really made this one your own.

Thank you, matty.

- FiL

mattydee
12-03-2012, 05:38 AM
Cheesesaguki - I've got my Love To Keep Me Warm: there it is! The exact song I imagined when putting together this challenge, and the only song to take advantage of the secondary bonus qualification (cold weather). Thanks for this one. A nice jazzy take, and you have such a great voice for it.

Sean - I'm on Fire: A popular choice this week, but I'm glad you assayed it anyway. I loved the super low down mellow acoustic vibe, nearly whispered at points. Well done!

Peeweeeeeee - Dirt: yep, I didn't know this song, but I disagree with your assessment that it is not well suited to the uke. I trout this rendition was great, and I was rocking along with it over here. I'm so glad you made it in under the wire!

mattydee
12-03-2012, 05:39 AM
Boom! Roasted.

That's the end of that. Great to see that little flare-up of activity just as the embers were dying.

Playlists should be up to date. Check em out (they're in the first post of the thread) and let me know if I've missed you. I'll tally up points and get results out by week's end.

Thanks, Seasonistas!

uke4ia
12-04-2012, 12:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQp4Znp-eDE

"My Menorah Lit the House on Fire and It Burned for Eight Days"

I couldn't quite get this original done in time for Fire Week, but I had to finish it before Chanukah starts on Saturday. And I finally stopped messing around and finished it. It's a Chanukah miracle!

mattydee
12-06-2012, 11:00 AM
The results are in!

Wow, the scores were really, really close!

1st: TheSillyDave - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
2nd: krabbers - Stuff Ain't Good
3rd: TheOnlyUkeThatMatters - London's Burning

Dave, PM me your first choice of prize, and then I'll be in touch with the others to get things settled.

This was a most excellent week everybody. Thanks for keeping things warm for me in Wisconsin!

thesillydave
12-06-2012, 11:17 AM
i think you must have errors in your tallying! wow! thanks matty and everyone! i am in shock!

Hippie Dribble
12-06-2012, 11:36 AM
i think you must have errors in your tallying! wow! thanks matty and everyone! i am in shock!

Hearty congrats Dave!!!! All the top 3 were super performances, well done guys, and to everyone.

And again, thanks Matty for a really interesting and inspiring week. Keep warm brother! :)

austin1
12-06-2012, 11:41 AM
well done dave, krabbers and ralph!

Barbablanca
12-06-2012, 11:49 AM
Well done everyone... especially the winners!

chrimess
12-06-2012, 03:23 PM
Well done, guys.

I really am done with this crap...

myrnaukelele
12-06-2012, 05:36 PM
Great Season mattydee. Congratulations you guys! Keep those fires burning! And could someone send some heat to us poor folks in the frozen North? It's -5 (-20 celsius) here. At least I don't live in Fairbanks where it's been -30 (-34c) all week.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
12-07-2012, 02:41 PM
Thanks, mattydee! Congrats to TheSillyDave and krabbers!! Thanks to every Seasonista for a fiery week of ukulele awesomeness.

julienstaudt
12-07-2012, 09:34 PM
That was a good week. Thanks to the seasonistas.
Thank you Mattydee for learning me about the rythm ring shaker.
I had never heard of this and now I think I'm going to buy me one...

GinnyT11
12-08-2012, 03:08 AM
Congratulations to the winners, and thanks for a hot challenge, Matt, for you brought out many songs I'd never heard of. You were a fine and encouraging host this week.

thesillydave
12-08-2012, 06:46 PM
Well done, guys.

I really am done with this crap...

hey! not sure what that really meant...
i thought your song was wowly impressive! and something i wouldn't be able to play ...nor would have thought of it to begin with!
cheers! dave

chrimess
12-08-2012, 07:11 PM
Hi there, dave, appreciate the praise- just not getting the joy out of the seasoons at this time, I am afraid.


hey! not sure what that really meant...
i thought your song was wowly impressive! and something i wouldn't be able to play ...nor would have thought of it to begin with!
cheers! dave

decaturcomp
12-10-2012, 08:32 AM
Thanks MD and friends.
Congrats to the winners and all you song spinners.

Jazzbanjorex
12-12-2012, 04:37 PM
Congrats to the winners and everyone. This theme was fun.