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pabrizzer
12-30-2012, 12:45 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_JyXHbmeR0

OK. Corrections first.
Randy Newman’s song is called ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’.
I said 8 chords at one point - but I meant 7. There can be more but not less.
‘Hosting’ is a much better word than ‘running’.

What all this (below) says is that I’d like a short song, with lots of chords (at least 7) done by one person with no electronic effects.

The Season is called ‘Zero triple one three seven’.

Zero – zero electronic effects. No chorus, reverb, flange, grunge etc, etc. Please use the technology to record your performance not change it. I really want to hear you and your ukulele as if we’re sharing our songs in ‘real time’. (If you can’t possibly live without your effects please submit an entry anyway. Yes it’s small on purpose.)

One – one take. No overdubs or adding second tracks. No looping either, please.

One – solo performance only ie one person. For the duos you can still improve your chances (although there may not be a prize) by each doing an entry. There are some fantastic duo teams out there, but just for this season let’s hear each of you on your own please. I noticed a previous season asked for duo entries so I don’t think I’m being too unreasonable asking for solos. (Again if you insist on remaining a duo please submit an entry anyway.)

One – one entry. You get to do one song only and once that song is done it can’t be done by someone else. So think about your entry, but not too long - the early Seasonista gets the song. Just for this season no bonus entries please.

Three – I have a short attention span and once I get the gist of a song I rarely tend to listen to the end unless it is really good. So there is a 3 minute limit – that’s the song. Your spoken intro won’t count in the time limit. Feel free to shorten a favourite song if need be. This week is really about the structure of the song rather than the lyrics so don’t feel too bad about leaving out a verse. Instrumentals are fine, as are originals.

Seven or more – Your song must include at least 7 different chords and the chords used listed in the entry description. Minors, minor sevenths, sevenths count but chord inversion don’t ie a D chord with an F# bass note is still a D. Playing the same chord with a different structure won’t count either ie using a bar chord or playing the chord higher up the neck. Key changes don’t count. Simply jumping up or down a tone or semi-tone and redoing the song is not what I’m after.
Please don’t let the need for lots of chords stop you from doing an entry. You could always do a fancy introduction with a run down or up of chords and then just do a 3 chord song.

Plus all the usuals – ukulele front and centre – state somewhere in your video that it is for Ukulele Underground Season 46 – the video should be done for this Season (won’t be strict on this one).

Season closes next Sunday midnight Hawaii time.

Judging. At the end of the season I will post a thread giving my top three with a comment and then I would like those who have entered to also post a thread listing their favourite three. Not 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Just their favourite 3 and a brief explanation as to why. We’ll take it as a given that you like your own entry so please don’t include that one. You’ll have 5 days to post that ‘judgement’. I hadn’t planned on giving prizes but if an entry (or entries) is mentioned in every judgement (including mine) I will scrounge up a set of strings or a sticker (maybe an Australiana set of drink coasters) or something (provided that member has also contributed to the judging.)
When the judging posts start appearing please don't comment on other members decisions just make your own.
I've noticed that members have always been very polite when it comes to judges decisions and I expect this will remain the case.

SEASON 46 OFFICIAL ENTRIES PLAYLIST (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWWTvJrk8iLwrAEYQnotthB5ZOom5nDhu)

pabrizzer
12-30-2012, 12:53 AM
If you use the Reply With Quote hyperlink to comment on a video previously posted please delete the video from the quote.
To do this delete everything between and including the words [VIDEO] including the square brackets.
It will just keep this thread a bit more manageable in terms of the number of 'pages'.

we tigers
12-30-2012, 03:55 AM
And we're off!
While Saskia is reading up on Australia in the absolutely brilliant 'In a Sunburned Country' by Bill Bryson, I'm playing It's Only a Paper Moon.
I've doubled the minimum amount of necessary chords (15). And halved maximum amount of time (1.5 minutes).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3MMeY3avy8

Woohoo! I'm the first one!

wee_ginga_yin
12-30-2012, 06:13 AM
You forgot to mention green screen :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIw5_otM0_o

Joko
12-30-2012, 07:16 AM
My offering this week is ironic in a couple ways. First, it was originally recorded by one of the great duets in music history. Second, I committed this week to a new job overseas. Come April 15th, I'll be living and working in Phuket, Thailand. Never been there before. I'm quite excited. What's the opposite of "homeward"? "Awayward"? That's where I'm bound.


http://youtu.be/bMdMCDtkbqM

ksiegel
12-30-2012, 07:18 AM
Another One Take Wonder (This time with no false starts. Turned the camera on, recorded, camera off.)
Nobody Knows You (When You're Down And Out.)
It has more than 7 chords. The progression is in the YouTube description.


http://youtu.be/uq-aZnT0TBU


-Kurt


And Happy New Year to One and All... well except you- and you know who you are! (g)








(That was a joke... Honestly!)

Dan Uke
12-30-2012, 08:38 AM
I like the 3 min rule! All the singing shows shorten the songs to like 90 seconds because they know the attention span of the audience.

~dave~~wave~
12-30-2012, 10:48 AM
13 chords, 2:37, performed solo, au naturel, only one take, muffed the bridge, but it was too chilly to do more...

C G Bb Dm Fm F D Am G7 Em Am7 C6(#5) F#dim (Richard G's version, added my intro, bridge & outro)


"Walk Away Renée" by the band The Left Banke (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Left_Banke) in 1966... English lyrics composed by the group's then 16-year-old keyboard player Michael Brown (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Brown_(rock_musician)) (real name Michael Lookofsky) and Tony Sansone. Bob Calilli... originally wrote the French song "Quand un Amour Renaît" for Sylvie Vartan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvie_Vartan), his melody is the same on both records. The song was also a chart hit for the Motown group the Four Tops (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Tops) in 1968.

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


Fair Warning: If you might be offended by "au naturel" ukeing by an old out-of-shape guy, don't click this link. (Nothing explicit, just me having a laugh, couldn't resist when Pa mentioned it is his video, Rated PG.)

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

filipinouker
12-30-2012, 10:51 AM
Dedicated to my family... over 7000 miles away from me.
Dedicated to my "ukulele brothers & sisters"... scattered all over the world.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql_a1sZnRHw

16 chords, I think. 1 take. Very raw & low-tech :)

pabrizzer
12-30-2012, 11:01 AM
Wow!
Checked in this morning and 4 fantastic entries!!! THANKS GUYS!
Gee! Posted this - checked back - and there were 2 more entries!!
FANTASTIC!!

xommen
12-30-2012, 11:31 AM
Just a little question here @pabrizzer because you don't really state it, originals are allowed, right, it does not have to be a cover?
So any song with 7 different chords is ok?

pabrizzer
12-30-2012, 11:32 AM
Fair Warning: If you might be offended by "au naturel" ukeing by an old out-of-shape guy, don't click this link. (Nothing explicit, just me having a laugh, couldn't resist when Pa mentioned it is his video, Rated PG.)


Just as well it is rated PG.
It could have been rated, "Aaaaaaaaaagh!!!" (That's a cry of anguish, fear and people totally freaking out):eek:
You made me laugh out loud!
Thank goodness for the music on the music stand!:rolleyes:

pabrizzer
12-30-2012, 11:38 AM
Just a little question here @pabrizzer because you don't really state it, originals are allowed, right, it does not have to be a cover?
So any song with 7 different chords is ok?
Originals are fine. (It was hidden somewhere in the very wordy written conditions.)
If it has 7 or more chords, I'm happy.:)
I look forward to your entry, xommen.

The Ukelites
12-30-2012, 12:02 PM
And we're off!
While Saskia is reading up on Australia in the absolutely brilliant 'In a Sunburned Country' by Bill Bryson, I'm playing It's Only a Paper Moon.
I've doubled the minimum amount of necessary chords (15). And halved maximum amount of time (1.5 minutes).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3MMeY3avy8

Woohoo! I'm the first one!

Cool arrangement! We had the same idea for recording (one is playing, one is sitting on the sofa and vice versa)! Now we have to come up with something different. Maybe you record another take with Saskia singing this superb song? :D

Tootler
12-30-2012, 12:07 PM
Wow!
Checked in this morning and 4 fantastic entries!!! THANKS GUYS!
Gee! Posted this - checked back - and there were 2 more entries!!
FANTASTIC!!

Maybe they're all fed up of umpteen versions of "While Shepherds Watched" :deadhorse:

When I finished reading your challenge, I realised I had a song that will fit the criteria which surprised me as most of my songs are 2, 3 and 4 chord songs. I'll wait until I've put season 45 to bed first. There's still a few hours to go for that one. The bit about cutting the song down to <3min bothered me, though as folk songs depend on the words. I'll guess I'll just have to resist posting a 76 verse ballad.
:rulez:

Some great entries so far.

The Ukelites
12-30-2012, 12:17 PM
@weeginga: A song of you without reverb wouldn't be a song of you! As always a very cool song choice and rendition. I want a Fez-Smiley!

@filipinouker: Superb theme for this seasons! I'm sorry for you that your family is so far away! Just noticed that you're in the UK. But at least your family can watch your cool videos! I'm sure they are happy to see you singing!:)

@Joko: Great song! I never could record a video before 5 p.m.;) We wish you a lot of luck in Thailand!

@KSiegel: Wow, that was good! First Take? Well, then you played that song for some time before recording it today! Just great! This goes straight on my songstosinglist!

Jazzbanjorex
12-30-2012, 12:18 PM
Cool arrangement! We had the same idea for recording (one is playing, one is sitting on the sofa and vice versa)! Now we have to come up with something different. Maybe you record another take with Saskia singing this superb song? :D

It would be funny if you did do the same setup.
Rex

Jazzbanjorex
12-30-2012, 12:21 PM
Forgive me if someone has done this song already, or used the same props, or used the same back drop. Anyway, I was feeling a bit silly getting ready for new years eve hat party, so....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7bb3tB7rKs&feature=youtu.be
Enjoy
Rex

pabrizzer
12-30-2012, 12:26 PM
Maybe they're all fed up of umpteen versions of "While Shepherds Watched" :deadhorse:

When I finished reading your challenge, I realised I had a song that will fit the criteria which surprised me as most of my songs are 3 and 4 chord songs. I'll wait until I've put season 45 to bed first. There's still a few hours to go for that one. The bit about cutting the song down to <3min bothered me, though as folk songs depend on the words. I'll guess I'll just have to resist posting a 30 verse ballad.
:rulez:

Some great entries so far.

Gee, Tootler - I think your season is going so well. I certainly didn't get :deadhorse: < this feeling at all.
Glad you've found a song to enter Season 46 and I look forward to watching it.

pabrizzer
12-30-2012, 12:43 PM
@weeginga: A song of you without reverb wouldn't be a song of you! As always a very cool song choice and rendition. I want a Fez-Smiley!
But he did it, didn't he?
But he couldn't resist the green screen, though.
Thanks weeginga.
I am putting comments on YouTube as the videos come through.
All fantastic so far!

Tootler
12-30-2012, 01:03 PM
And we're off!
While Saskia is reading up on Australia in the absolutely brilliant 'In a Sunburned Country' by Bill Bryson, I'm playing It's Only a Paper Moon.
I've doubled the minimum amount of necessary chords (15). And halved maximum amount of time (1.5 minutes).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3MMeY3avy8

Woohoo! I'm the first one!

Lovely relaxed style.


You forgot to mention green screen :-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIw5_otM0_o

I should've realised you'd know how to bend the rules. Very effective with nice, simple arrangement.


My offering this week is ironic in a couple ways. First, it was originally recorded by one of the great duets in music history. Second, I committed this week to a new job overseas. Come April 15th, I'll be living and working in Phuket, Thailand. Never been there before. I'm quite excited. What's the opposite of "homeward"? "Awayward"? That's where I'm bound.

http://youtu.be/bMdMCDtkbqM

Excellent choice and well sung. Paul Simon is thought to have written it on Widnes Railway Station in England and it's a pretty bleak place.

All the best Thailand. It'll be a great experience whatever. My late brother-in-law worked in Thailand many years ago, up in the north somewhere. He took his family and they enjoyed their time there. They tried to learn to speak Thai but found it a struggle.


Another One Take Wonder (This time with no false starts. Turned the camera on, recorded, camera off.)
Nobody Knows You (When You're Down And Out.)
It has more than 7 chords. The progression is in the YouTube description.

http://youtu.be/uq-aZnT0TBU


-Kurt

And Happy New Year to One and All... well except you- and you know who you are! (g)

(That was a joke... Honestly!)

Nicely done Kurt. I see you don't like multiple takes.


13 chords, 2:37, performed solo, au naturel, only one take, muffed the bridge, but it was too chilly to do more...

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

Fair Warning: If you might be offended by "au naturel" ukeing by an old out-of-shape guy, don't click this link. (Nothing explicit, just me having a laugh, couldn't resist when Pa mentioned it is his video, Rated PG.)

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

Nice one, Dave. You're not trying to outdo the Calendar Girls by any chance?


Dedicated to my family... over 7000 miles away from me.
Dedicated to my "ukulele brothers & sisters"... scattered all over the world.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql_a1sZnRHw

16 chords, I think. 1 take. Very raw & low-tech :)

Lovely singing, as usual and not sounding raw at all.


Forgive me if someone has done this song already, or used the same props, or used the same back drop. Anyway, I was feeling a bit silly getting ready for new years eve hat party, so....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7bb3tB7rKs&feature=youtu.be
Enjoy
Rex

Nice one. Loved the hat and the monkey. I'll have to get my monitor lizard out when I do mine.

ksiegel
12-30-2012, 01:30 PM
Dedicated to my family... over 7000 miles away from me.
Dedicated to my "ukulele brothers & sisters"... scattered all over the world.

16 chords, I think. 1 take. Very raw & low-tech :)

Very, very nice. Your singing - as usual - is tremendous, and your playing gets better and better each video I watch. Very polished!

Thank you for that, and Happy New Year!


-Kurt

ksiegel
12-30-2012, 01:31 PM
13 chords, 2:37, performed solo, au naturel, only one take, muffed the bridge, but it was too chilly to do more...

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

Fair Warning: If you might be offended by "au naturel" ukeing by an old out-of-shape guy, don't click this link. (Nothing explicit, just me having a laugh, couldn't resist when Pa mentioned it is his video, Rated PG.)

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

Just one request, if you're going to keep doing videos this way:

Could you please get a lectern, instead of a music stand?

Thank you.


(g)


-Kurt

uke4ia
12-30-2012, 02:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utYra2cCZWM

This is an original song. The last few years, I've occasionally gotten to play 15 or 20 minutes in someone's show, and I found it was useful to have a couple of two-minute long songs so I can squeeze an extra song into a time slot.

Lyrics:

This has been the longest day in the history of time
This has been the longest day, I need new walls to climb
Look at the clock, how's it moving so slow?
My palms are itching and I'm raring to go

This has been the longest day that the universe has known
I want out in the strongest way, and I dread the ringing phone
It's too much for my heart to take
I need a change now, I need a break
Sitting here in my cubbyhole
Everything's glittering but none of it's gold

I'm feeling like I'm gonna lose my mind
This has been the longest day in the history of time
I grab my jacket and I'm out the door
Pushing the gas pedal down to the floor
They say "Ease up, man, just let yourself coast"
But he who hesitates is toast

Hippie Dribble
12-30-2012, 02:11 PM
8 chords. short and sweet for Briz. happy new year y'all, thanks for a great year of music. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0QYgSfB3d4

~dave~~wave~
12-30-2012, 02:43 PM
Just one request, if you're going to keep doing videos this way:

Could you please get a lectern, instead of a music stand?

Thank you.


(g)
-Kurt


Oh, I promise that was a one-shot deal.
Thanks for watching to the "end." :rolleyes:

CountryMouse
12-30-2012, 03:47 PM
This has the minimum 7 chords, and I did it really quick (so I'm not happy with it being a little pitchy in a couple places). I hope you like it, though. :) Happy New Year!


http://youtu.be/ML6iPAyfMp0

CountryMouse

peewee
12-30-2012, 09:33 PM
Hi All. Happy 2013!

Here's an entry - I recorded a song and went to post it, but it had already been done... and well... so here's an unrehearsed replacement tune: Rubber Ducky from Sesame Street:
http://youtu.be/HAVLBUJiDQc

http://youtu.be/HAVLBUJiDQc

great entries, thanks Pabrizzer

wee_ginga_yin
12-30-2012, 11:03 PM
I should've realised you'd know how to bend the rules. Very effective with nice, simple arrangement.


The letter of the law killeth... it is the Spirit that giveth life. :old:

xommen
12-31-2012, 08:18 AM
The song I wrote for this season, it has the required 7 chords.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuDE_q1ftto

OldePhart
12-31-2012, 10:16 AM
Here's my entry, having eleven chords and well under 3 minutes. It's the chorus from an original I wrote a couple of years ago.

The chords are shown in the video and I put a chord chart at the end.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrt0NJsZqto&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrt0NJsZqto&feature=youtu.be

OldePhart
12-31-2012, 10:25 AM
The song I wrote for this season, it has the required 7 chords.


Nice song!

OldePhart
12-31-2012, 10:29 AM
Hi All. Happy 2013!

Here's an entry - I recorded a song and went to post it, but it had already been done... and well... so here's an unrehearsed replacement tune: Rubber Ducky from Sesame Street:
http://youtu.be/HAVLBUJiDQc

great entries, thanks Pabrizzer

Heh, heh. Cute!

Dougf
12-31-2012, 10:38 AM
Duke Ellington and Bob Russell, 1943. The instrumental version from 1940 was entitled "Concerto for Cootie", referring to Cootie Williams, Ellington's lead trumpeter.

My voice is still recovering from the flu, sorry.

Here are the chords I used, in order of appearance:

Cm7/F F6 Fadd9 Ab9 BbM7 Fm7 Bb9 EbM7 Ebm7 C7 Eb7b5 Bb
Dbsus4 Db7 GbM7 Ebm7 Bb6 F9 F7


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvoxy7GdHqo

OldePhart
12-31-2012, 10:39 AM
This has the minimum 7 chords, and I did it really quick (so I'm not happy with it being a little pitchy in a couple places). I hope you like it, though. :) Happy New Year!
CountryMouse

Seven chords and timely! Good job.


8 chords. short and sweet for Briz. happy new year y'all, thanks for a great year of music. :)


What's to say, you always bring it.




This is an original song. The last few years, I've occasionally gotten to play 15 or 20 minutes in someone's show, and I found it was useful to have a couple of two-minute long songs so I can squeeze an extra song into a time slot.


Great song - lot's of originals this season.


Forgive me if someone has done this song already, or used the same props, or used the same back drop. Anyway, I was feeling a bit silly getting ready for new years eve hat party, so....

Enjoy
Rex

BWAAA - HAAAA. I think you're just a little too friendly with that sock monkey, you sure you haven't started celebrating early? :)

OldePhart
12-31-2012, 10:55 AM
And we're off!
While Saskia is reading up on Australia in the absolutely brilliant 'In a Sunburned Country' by Bill Bryson, I'm playing It's Only a Paper Moon.
I've doubled the minimum amount of necessary chords (15). And halved maximum amount of time (1.5 minutes).
Woohoo! I'm the first one!

Great instrumental! Hey, is Saskia going to grace us with a song acapella - oh, wait, I guess it's a little hard to meet the 7-chord requirement singing acapella!


My offering this week is ironic in a couple ways. First, it was originally recorded by one of the great duets in music history. Second, I committed this week to a new job overseas. Come April 15th, I'll be living and working in Phuket, Thailand. Never been there before. I'm quite excited. What's the opposite of "homeward"? "Awayward"? That's where I'm bound.


I wore out several copies of the S&G greatest hits cassette back in the day - it was always playing in my car - my friends thought I didn't have any other tapes. :)



Dedicated to my family... over 7000 miles away from me.
Dedicated to my "ukulele brothers & sisters"... scattered all over the world.

16 chords, I think. 1 take. Very raw & low-tech :)

Beautiful voice, as always. I hope you get to see your family soon.

John

Hmmm, thought I'd copied the Wee Ginga's post too - oh well, it was great fun and good to hear your unaltered voice...but you just had to crowd the rules, huh! :)

OldePhart
12-31-2012, 11:01 AM
Duke Ellington and Bob Russell, 1943. The instrumental version from 1940 was entitled "Concerto for Cootie", referring to Cootie Williams, Ellington's lead trumpeter.

My voice is still recovering from the flu, sorry.

Here are the chords I used, in order of appearance:

Cm7/F F6 Fadd9 Ab9 BbM7 Fm7 Bb9 EbM7 Ebm7 C7 Eb7b5 Bb
Dbsus4 Db7 GbM7 Ebm7 Bb6 F9 F7


Heh, heh. I've been watching for your entry - I think Briz came up with the rules for this contest with you in mind. ;) Great job as always.

John

Tootler
12-31-2012, 01:33 PM
Here is my entry. The song is based on a traditional lullaby from the Bahamas and was popular during the folk music movement of the 60s.

I thought it would come in under 3mins but it just crept over and I hadn't time to do it again, so it'll have to stand. It does have the requisite 7 chords. The chord shapes you see on the video are C, Am, Dm, G7, Gm, F and Fm. The uke is in D-tuning so they are sounding a tone higher.

My voice is bit ropey as I am recovering from a rather nasty cough.


http://youtu.be/p9z1mp5ZaHo

29moons
12-31-2012, 04:36 PM
Here's mine. Another Monkees entry - uses the chords G, Am, Bm, C, Em, A7, D7


http://youtu.be/adPcGkbBqMs

pabrizzer
12-31-2012, 08:53 PM
Here is my entry. The song is based on a traditional lullaby from the Bahamas and was popular during the folk music movement of the 60s.

Tootler, did you know that this song was actually covered by Paul McCartney?
He did it nicely too.

thesillydave
12-31-2012, 09:54 PM
here's my entry..as far as i think, i counted 27 different chords....i got the song from druke(dot) com

http://youtu.be/2Pvi5YSVeuc


love ya'll!

Hippie Dribble
12-31-2012, 09:58 PM
Dave you are a legend. This is one of my fave songs. SUPER, SUPER job mate.

ksiegel
01-01-2013, 12:59 AM
here's my entry..as far as i think, i counted 27 different chords....i got the song from druke(dot) com
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love ya'll!

Ah, one of my favorites!

There is a video floating around on YouTube with Betty Hutton and Nat King Cole doing a duet of this - Priceless!


-Kurt

Dougf
01-01-2013, 08:04 AM
Heh, heh. I've been watching for your entry - I think Briz came up with the rules for this contest with you in mind. ;) Great job as always.

John

Thanks, John, I think a real challenge for me would be to do a song with exactly seven chords, I might be hard pressed. My hat's off to Tootler and 29moons for hitting that nail right on the head.

The Ukelites
01-01-2013, 08:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LbL6Rp8IJY

Happy New Year! We recorded a song with over 20 different chords. Of course there are simpler chord versions for this song, but I thought I'll take this one for the contest. If anyone is interested in the chord sheet, send a PM.
This is Ukelites light, only Miriam playing/singing.
Steffen is at the camera and coughs a lot in the end of the video, but that doesn't count as a duo, does it? ;)

TCK
01-01-2013, 11:47 AM
WOW- you folks are unreal! 20+ chords??? I have a hard enough time finding three.
OK- here we go:
0 electronic effects, that is why I bought a resonator
1 take...rough as a cob
1 badly worked over New Years reveler playing for you all Tuesday mornin' coming down
1 entry-I hope no one else did this
3 minutes, well, video is 3:38, but I think I am in under the wire on the tune
7 chords- song is most often played with 6: C, G, Am, F, C7, D7. It dawned on me when I play it I add Am7, G6 and a fancy little F chord thingy I don't have a name for. Silly little embellishments really, but it might work
Fun week here Pabrizzer- thanks for hosting for us!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uk61xAwJ2zY&feature=youtu.be

pabrizzer
01-01-2013, 12:07 PM
Sheeesh!
How am I meant to just pick three favourites out of these wonderful entries?
I am sure glad you guys have been invited to do the same!
I have been keeping the playlist up to date so I hope you've been considering ......

bbbannister
01-01-2013, 12:30 PM
Happy new year everyone.

Please forgive another entry with Harmonica, it was my Christmas present after all!

Like Tootler my voice is suffering with a cold, but somehow it seems to sound better this way - that's not good is it?

7 Chords exactly in this version of The Boxer.


http://youtu.be/gSrMMXZZgrU

Bob

Jinxi
01-01-2013, 01:03 PM
These are ALL fantastic!

pabrizzer
01-01-2013, 01:19 PM
These are ALL fantastic!
:agree:


Rambo, Santa, Gumby, Casper, Humpty Dumpty, Tom and Jerry, Donald Duck, Goofy, Mickey Mouse.
Hey, I got a message saying I couldn't post unless I had 10 characters!:)

Tootler
01-01-2013, 01:22 PM
Tootler, did you know that this song was actually covered by Paul McCartney?
He did it nicely too.

When I was looking up info on the song, I noticed he had covered it. I first heard it by Peter Paul and Mary which is what my version is based on.

pabrizzer
01-01-2013, 01:37 PM
When I was looking up info on the song, I noticed he had covered it. I first heard it by Peter Paul and Mary which is what my version is based on.

My dad was very musical - could basically play ANYTHING (but he was a very accomplished cellist) - and as a child I have fond memories of when he would host a HOOTENANNY!

I have his double bass, banjo (in dire need of work) and most interesting, his chord harmonica - it's about 50cm long with 2 hinged sections (major and minor) and you play a section about 2.5cm wide that plays a chord. 12 chords each section so 24 chords total.
I'll add a picture here by editing. Have included a regular blues type harmonica for scale.
46947
Peter, Paul and Mary and Pete Seeger songs are well remembered.

CountryMouse
01-01-2013, 04:48 PM
Here is my entry. The song is based on a traditional lullaby from the Bahamas and was popular during the folk music movement of the 60s.


Tootler, did you know that this song was actually covered by Paul McCartney?
He did it nicely too.

The first time I heard this, it was done by Joan Baez in the 60's. Nicely done, Tootler. :)

CountryMouse

Tootler
01-02-2013, 10:03 AM
The first time I heard this, it was done by Joan Baez in the 60's. Nicely done, Tootler. :)

CountryMouse

Ah! Joan Baez - such a wonderful voice. Thanks for your comment.

Tootler
01-02-2013, 10:06 AM
My dad was very musical - could basically play ANYTHING (but he was a very accomplished cellist) - and as a child I have fond memories of when he would host a HOOTENANNY!

I have his double bass, banjo (in dire need of work) and most interesting, his chord harmonica - it's about 50cm long with 2 hinged sections (major and minor) and you play a section about 2.5cm wide that plays a chord. 12 chords each section so 24 chords total.
I'll add a picture here by editing. Have included a regular blues type harmonica for scale.
46947
Peter, Paul and Mary and Pete Seeger songs are well remembered.

That's some moothie!

I think I have seen one of those played somewhere but I can't remember exactly where or when.

elmann
01-02-2013, 10:59 AM
A lot of songs I like!

Nevertheless I also was astonished about the no. of chords, afair also from "druke"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXDnkwyn6gI

pabrizzer
01-02-2013, 11:17 AM
A lot of songs I like!

Nevertheless I also was astonished about the no. of chords, afair also from "druke"

Couldn't comment on YouTube as you have comments disabled.
Enjoyed this a lot. Beautifully sung and played.

Barbablanca
01-02-2013, 11:37 AM
Xomenn - Thanks for that song. I'm guessing it is truly autobiographical and, if so, I know how hard it can be to write something so personal and then let it out into the wide world.

My good friend Keith Hancock wrote a wonderful song in tribute to his brother who died young too. You can hear the band the Fureys Performing it here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFW579m2GJw).

decaturcomp
01-02-2013, 11:44 AM
I'd done one of my slow ponderous story songs and then I became jealous of BBanister's thinking of The Boxer so I decided to try to play one from memory that I'd only ever played on guitar and not for years:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fzf2G5KH2Is

C F Bb Eb A Am Dm7 Dmaj7 and some other fills I couldn't find on chord charts although I'm pretty sure they must have names...

Pueo
01-02-2013, 11:50 AM
Another One Take Wonder (This time with no false starts. Turned the camera on, recorded, camera off.)
Nobody Knows You (When You're Down And Out.)
It has more than 7 chords. The progression is in the YouTube description.


http://youtu.be/uq-aZnT0TBU


-Kurt
Nice! But I was going to do this song. OK I gotta pick another one!

Barbablanca
01-02-2013, 12:22 PM
Nice one Alan. Can you post a link to your "Story of Isaac" version. That was in my very first repertory - aged 16 - I love that song and I'd love to hear you do it.

strumsilly
01-02-2013, 04:22 PM
ok, so C,G,Bb,Am,F,E7,E, GsOMETHING. i GUESS i'M GOOD. BY SOME GUYS YOU PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF, jOHN AND pAUL.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxvOmvAmFjw

decaturcomp
01-02-2013, 04:45 PM
Yeah, I think I first played it in College.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD7oWu-59qA

Nice one Alan. Can you post a link to your "Story of Isaac" version. That was in my very first repertory - aged 16 - I love that song and I'd love to hear you do it.

Barbablanca
01-03-2013, 03:59 AM
Here is my entry for this season. It's an original song (surprise, surprise)

I had a struggle to find one of my songs that has seven (or more) chords and then of the three I found it was hard to get one down within the three minutes barrier. (I'm a wordy songwriter... I know... :rolleyes:)

I throw in some jazzy chords almost every time I go for the barred "E" - but they don't count, do they? ;)

The Spanish have an expression that sums this song up: "Age does not forgive!" - The incidents that inspired this song almost confirm the wisdom in the Who's famous line: "Hope I die before I get old!" :p


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS0rR3NaZ-M

LYRICS & Chords (which are bound not to match up :( )

New Tricks

G D G D
Saw him on a T.V. special, hadn’t heard him sing in years.
G D C Am
Once he’d been my hero, now he nearly brought me to tears.
G D G D
Age had swapped his lark song for a raven’s croaking squawk,
G D C Am
He couldn’t keep in tune and, sadly, he could barely walk.

F#m Bm F#m Bm
Just like that Hollywood legend who didn’t know when to stop,
F#m Bm E D
Tarnishing his golden star with flop after flop after flop.
F#m Bm F#m Bm
Sometimes that good old dog doesn’t know he’s had his day.
F#m Bm D E F#m
Like those old soldiers who just refuse to fade away... fade away.

Heard her on the radio promoting her latest book,
A heroine of the struggle then; now another celebrity crook.
She made me weep at a demo once, her passion had me convinced,
Now cliché’s drive the gravy train, she’s ridden ever since.

CHORUS

Saw my favourite group in concert, re-formed after three decades,
Thought it'd be a night of magic, but I felt so betrayed.
They were going through the motions, they just sounded bland,
There’d have been much more commitment from a tribute band.

CHORUS

decaturcomp
01-03-2013, 07:16 AM
I love this song, Berni.
Your voice is strong and clear and I love the line reading of "flop after flop after flop" more than I can say.


I read the lyrics first and tried to imagine what sort of tune you'd use. Your melody was far beyond my best guesses, though.


The wicked part of me wants another verse saying something like, "You may think that i've just grown up and was merely dull as a kid. But the soul knows what the soul wants I think mine always did..."


Here is my entry for this season. It's an original song (surprise, surprise)

I had a struggle to find one of my songs that has seven (or more) chords and then of the three I found it was hard to get one down within the three minutes barrier. (I'm a wordy songwriter... I know... :rolleyes:)

I throw in some jazzy chords almost every time I go for the barred "E" - but they don't count, do they? ;)

The Spanish have an expression that sums this song up: "Age does not forgive!" - The incidents that inspired this song almost confirm the wisdom in the Who's famous line: "Hope I die before I get old!" :p


LYRICS & Chords (which are bound not to match up :( )

New Tricks

G D G D
Saw him on a T.V. special, hadn’t heard him sing in years.
G D C Am
Once he’d been my hero, now he nearly brought me to tears.
G D G D
Age had swapped his lark song for a raven’s croaking squawk,
G D C Am
He couldn’t keep in tune and, sadly, he could barely walk.

F#m Bm F#m Bm
Just like that Hollywood legend who didn’t know when to stop,
F#m Bm E D
Tarnishing his golden star with flop after flop after flop.
F#m Bm F#m Bm
Sometimes that good old dog doesn’t know he’s had his day.
F#m Bm D E F#m
Like those old soldiers who just refuse to fade away... fade away.

Heard her on the radio promoting her latest book,
A heroine of the struggle then; now another celebrity crook.
She made me weep at a demo once, her passion had me convinced,
Now cliché’s drive the gravy train, she’s ridden ever since.

CHORUS

Saw my favourite group in concert, re-formed after three decades,
Thought it'd be a night of magic, but I felt so betrayed.
They were going through the motions, they just sounded bland,
There’d have been much more commitment from a tribute band.

CHORUS

Barbablanca
01-03-2013, 07:23 AM
That's an interesting idea for a middle-eight Alan, which it is definitely lacking ;)

ukuleledaveey
01-03-2013, 08:45 AM
Well here is my entry, 12 chords, which are : Fdim7, Fm, F, C, G7, E7, Am, Dm7, Em7, Am7, Gdim7, Cmaj7. Plus there is about 108 chord changes in this song.


http://youtu.be/eaZk__R7sSM

pabrizzer
01-03-2013, 09:32 AM
Well here is my entry, 12 chords, which are : Fdim7, Fm, F, C, G7, E7, Am, Dm7, Em7, Am7, Gdim7, Cmaj7. Plus there is about 108 chord changes in this song.


Gee, this song has such personal memories for me.
My dad was a very talented cellist. As a young child (toddler) I was often dragged along to his high brow performances at concerts. He would often interrupt his performance (right up on the stage) and play this song just for me!
So you are right at the top of my favourite list for this season.
And your performance was terrific!
Really strange thing - and true - I had wondered if someone would do this song this season because I have toyed with it and know how chordy it is.
GREAT JOB!!
Wow!

GinnyT11
01-03-2013, 09:43 AM
What a great story, pabrizzer!
And what an engaging rendition of the TBs' Picnic, Daveey!

(My son had a babysitter who would put him to sleep by telling him about going to Lily White's party. That's where there were white flowers, and white dresses, and white tableclothes, and evidently white oblivion.)

pabrizzer
01-03-2013, 10:11 AM
Here is my entry for this season. It's an original song (surprise, surprise)

I had a struggle to find one of my songs that has seven (or more) chords and then of the three I found it was hard to get one down within the three minutes barrier. (I'm a wordy songwriter... I know... :rolleyes:)

I throw in some jazzy chords almost every time I go for the barred "E" - but they don't count, do they? ;)

The Spanish have an expression that sums this song up: "Age does not forgive!" - The incidents that inspired this song almost confirm the wisdom in the Who's famous line: "Hope I die before I get old!" :p

LYRICS & Chords (which are bound not to match up :( )

New Tricks

G D G D
Saw him on a T.V. special, hadn’t heard him sing in years.
G D C Am
Once he’d been my hero, now he nearly brought me to tears.
G D G D
Age had swapped his lark song for a raven’s croaking squawk,
G D C Am
He couldn’t keep in tune and, sadly, he could barely walk.

F#m Bm F#m Bm
Just like that Hollywood legend who didn’t know when to stop,
F#m Bm E D
Tarnishing his golden star with flop after flop after flop.
F#m Bm F#m Bm
Sometimes that good old dog doesn’t know he’s had his day.
F#m Bm D E F#m
Like those old soldiers who just refuse to fade away... fade away.

Heard her on the radio promoting her latest book,
A heroine of the struggle then; now another celebrity crook.
She made me weep at a demo once, her passion had me convinced,
Now cliché’s drive the gravy train, she’s ridden ever since.

CHORUS

Saw my favourite group in concert, re-formed after three decades,
Thought it'd be a night of magic, but I felt so betrayed.
They were going through the motions, they just sounded bland,
There’d have been much more commitment from a tribute band.

CHORUS
Wonderful performance!!
But gee Berni,
You have really got me thinking with this one.
Been going on about my dad a bit this season. He's been gone quite a few years now. But as I have said, he was a very talented cellist. He made it to nearly 83 and was playing right to the end.
He knew he was losing his finesse and dexterity, but would still perform when asked (mainly church work).
It was a source of frustration for him, but his love of music (and an audience) kept him going.
His later work (through his 70s) mostly consisted of accompanying my brother when playing guitar and singing which didn't require the same standard as orchestral or solo work (and usually an annual "Messiah" somewhere).
The largest audience I have ever played and sung in front of was with dad. Huge church and it was full (over a thousand people). Terrifying for me, I almost stopped when I heard this voice singing through the speaker system then realised it was me. But he just loved being on the stage.

So old dogs - let them keep going - just don't expect them to run and chase the ball like puppies.

bbbannister
01-03-2013, 11:06 AM
I'd done one of my slow ponderous story songs and then I became jealous of BBanister's thinking of The Boxer so I decided to try to play one from memory that I'd only ever played on guitar and not for years:

C F Bb Eb A Am Dm7 Dmaj7 and some other fills I couldn't find on chord charts although I'm pretty sure they must have names...

Equal to any Boxer :)

Dougf
01-03-2013, 11:08 AM
A lot of songs I like!

Nevertheless I also was astonished about the no. of chords, afair also from "druke"

That was really good, you should enable comments, you'll get some nice ones.

wee_ginga_yin
01-03-2013, 11:26 AM
@Pabrizzer I would also say that the last CD done by Johnny Cash where he sings Hurt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l95D7leeU3w)
is one of the most poignant renditions I have heard, and even though the voice has lost
some of its range, the message of vanity of vanities comes through loud and clear.
A powerful performance by and old man at the end of his life.

Another old man done good in Leonard Cohen. With age his voice has dropped incredibly low.
I heard he had to have his guitar tuned down two steps so he could still play his old chord
shapes to his old songs.

So much of modern pop music is about young boys squeezing themselves into tight jeans to be able
to hit those high notes... I couldn't do it, and I wouldn't want to do it either. Old men should growl
like Tom Waits, or rattle and squeak like Dylan, for there songs are more about messages than vocal
perfection.

Berni can sing high and deliver a message, so I must surmise that he is only a young whipper-snapper.

Barbablanca
01-03-2013, 11:51 AM
Ah, lads (and lasses) don't read my song wrong. It is based on three personal experiences which showed up three different approaches to age, commitment and artistry.

I am not saying that all elderly performers should retire! (I'm 59 this birthday). I also agree completely that JC's "Hurt" is one of the highest pieces of art that video has so far produced. I also love Leonard Cohen and Dylan still getting out there in their 70s. I also remember one of the most rocking tours I ever saw was the "Blues Legends 1973" tour which consisted of various elderly blues men in their seventies and eighties showing the whipper-snappers like Clapton and Co. how it should be done.

No, the song is a reflection on the cynicism of some who "made it" and still use the fact to feather their own nests, having lost any true commitment to their art or cause years ago.

The verses are all autobiographical. I did see one of my heroes on a TV special and the years and a hard life had not been kind to him. He should have realised that. His performance was not an artistic triumph like JC's... It was just sad.

The second verse is also true - a prominent leftist of my youth who I once heard speak at a rally is now on the pundit circuit and lacking any of the fire that she lit in me as a young man (and I am referring to intellectual fire ;) ).

The band is also true. Their reunion tour, for me, was a cynical retirement fund reinforcement. I really have seen more commitment to their songs from tribute bands than they demonstrated on their reunion tour.

The chorus brings to mind so many of my favourite actors, who should have turned down roles in crap films, but still wanted to show they were as "hip" as in their day.

I suppose if I am saying anything at all beyond these simple observations, it is that knowing your own limitations is probably your best ally when deciding which actions to pursue.

pabrizzer
01-03-2013, 12:00 PM
Yeah weegingayin.

And let me add -
Neil Young - his fairly recent song Love and War (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skJddbSJQjA) is an outstanding song of reflection on his life IMHO.
James Taylor is still going strong.
My son went and saw Dylan when he toured here (early last year I think). It was expensive and the dread locked Curt wasn't disappointed.

To take Berni's side a little
Whittney Houston and Barry White were widely panned for their last commercial music endeavours.
And Meatloaf hasn't been fairing well either.
And I do remember the elderly actors who used to turn up on "The Love Boat" which was usually an indication of the end of their thespian career.

Don't want to come down too hard on you Berni, but your lyrics have stirred up a couple of middle aged dogs.:)
We're not done yet are we weegingayin?

ukuleledaveey
01-03-2013, 01:41 PM
Gee, this song has such personal memories for me.
My dad was a very talented cellist. As a young child (toddler) I was often dragged along to his high brow performances at concerts. He would often interrupt his performance (right up on the stage) and play this song just for me!
So you are right at the top of my favourite list for this season.
And your performance was terrific!
Really strange thing - and true - I had wondered if someone would do this song this season because I have toyed with it and know how chordy it is.
GREAT JOB!!
Wow!


What a great story, pabrizzer!
And what an engaging rendition of the TBs' Picnic, Daveey!

(My son had a babysitter who would put him to sleep by telling him about going to Lily White's party. That's where there were white flowers, and white dresses, and white tableclothes, and evidently white oblivion.)

Thanks Pabrizzer and Ginny just glad i got through it relatively ok, last time I played that song was 13 months ago when i and some others were busking for charity (children in need) we raised over £450 in 2 hours, I havent played that song since, thanks for your kind words :)

GinnyT11
01-03-2013, 02:15 PM
Maybe you should take a child with you busking for best results. Here's a baby who knows the arias his dad (?) sings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_n6l7g9Nvo&feature=player_embedded

ukuleledaveey
01-03-2013, 02:28 PM
Maybe you should take a child with you busking for best results. Here's a baby who knows the arias his dad (?) sings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_n6l7g9Nvo&feature=player_embedded

:agree: loved it

decaturcomp
01-03-2013, 03:53 PM
So, I'm guessing here, but could a subtitle for the song be:

"Axl Rose, Bernadette Devlin and Toto?"


Ah, lads (and lasses) don't read my song wrong. It is based on three personal experiences which showed up three different approaches to age, commitment and artistry.

I am not saying that all elderly performers should retire! (I'm 59 this birthday). I also agree completely that JC's "Hurt" is one of the highest pieces of art that video has so far produced. I also love Leonard Cohen and Dylan still getting out there in their 70s. I also remember one of the most rocking tours I ever saw was the "Blues Legends 1973" tour which consisted of various elderly blues men in their seventies and eighties showing the whipper-snappers like Clapton and Co. how it should be done.

No, the song is a reflection on the cynicism of some who "made it" and still use the fact to feather their own nests, having lost any true commitment to their art or cause years ago.

The verses are all autobiographical. I did see one of my heroes on a TV special and the years and a hard life had not been kind to him. He should have realised that. His performance was not an artistic triumph like JC's... It was just sad.

The second verse is also true - a prominent leftist of my youth who I once heard speak at a rally is now on the pundit circuit and lacking any of the fire that she lit in me as a young man (and I am referring to intellectual fire ;) ).

The band is also true. Their reunion tour, for me, was a cynical retirement fund reinforcement. I really have seen more commitment to their songs from tribute bands than they demonstrated on their reunion tour.

The chorus brings to mind so many of my favourite actors, who should have turned down roles in crap films, but still wanted to show they were as "hip" as in their day.

I suppose if I am saying anything at all beyond these simple observations, it is that knowing your own limitations is probably your best ally when deciding which actions to pursue.

decaturcomp
01-03-2013, 03:59 PM
Aw, thanks. I love both of those songs.
You're an inspiration.

Equal to any Boxer :)

pabrizzer
01-03-2013, 04:15 PM
Gee weegingayin - you mentioned Hurt. One of my favourite songs.
Been meaning to cover for ages so sat down and did one with the baritone. See it here -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_xo0P6o5YU

But back to the Season.
25 QUALITY entries!!
And still 3 days to go.
Thanks folks!

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
01-03-2013, 06:12 PM
Fun challenge, pabrizzer! Great entries so far, everyone. This upcoming quarter my work load isn't as heavy as last quarter, so I'll soon be able to take time for individual comments again. Rest assured, each of you is a continuing inspiration to me. Muchas gracias, Seasonistas!!

The most amazing version of this great song is by Otis Redding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiDq4Q62tz4). My version is not as amazing, but I sure had fun learning and playing it.


http://youtu.be/JQZHsbAyErA

The chords are Eb, Fm7, Bb7, Bbm, C7, F7, Eb7, Ab, G7, and Cm. Here's Cliff "Ukulele Ike" Edwards' arrangement---transposed from C to E flat for my voice---starting with the singing (each chord name and slash represent one beat):

Eb / / / Fm7 / Bb7 / Eb / Bbm / C7 / / / F7 / / / Fm7 / / Bb7

Eb / / / Fm7 / Bb7 / Eb / Bbm / C7 / / / F7 / / / Fm7 / / Bb7 Eb / / / Eb7 / / /

Ab / / / G7 / / / Cm / / / C7 / / / Fm7 / / / C7 / / / Fm7 / / / Bb7 / / /

Eb / / / Fm7 / Bb7 / Eb / Bbm / C7 / / / F7 / / / Fm7 / / Bb7 Eb / Ab / Eb / /

myrnaukelele
01-03-2013, 07:59 PM
Got back from my holiday travels late last night. Spent part of today learning this song. This was the first and only take. It's not very polished but I had fun figuring out the chords. Thanks for a great challenge pabrizzer.

http://youtu.be/tcdBiQCJE-k
Everything Happens to Me - Tom Adair and Matt Dennis, 1940. Chords are:
Intro:Bm/G7/Bm/F#/G9/Bb7/A
Em9/A9/F#m7/Gdim
Em7/A7/Am6/B7
Edim/C#m7b5/F#7/Bm7
Em7/A7/D6/B7
Repeat to 2nd ending Em7/A7/D
Bridge:Am7/D7/Gaug/G6
Am7/ D7/Gaug/G6
G#m7/C#7/F#/F#6
Bm7/E7/Em7/A7
Em9/A9/F#m7/Gdim
Em7/A7/Am6/B7
Edim/C#m7b5/F#7/Bm7
Em7/A7/D(B7/Em7/A7/D)

elmann
01-03-2013, 09:05 PM
That was really good, you should enable comments, you'll get some nice ones.

THX Dougf, I like to have comments at only one place, should be here ... but I will enable next season (if I will find the "e-mail-disable-button" at YT, didn't spent any effort for this).
Very nice 46th season, lively songs due to lots of chords. BTW: "Nevertheless" sheet information complemented below the video.

pabrizzer
01-04-2013, 12:14 AM
Fun challenge, pabrizzer! Great entries so far, everyone. This upcoming quarter my work load isn't as heavy as last quarter, so I'll soon be able to take time for individual comments again. Rest assured, each of you is a continuing inspiration to me. Muchas gracias, Seasonistas!!

The most amazing version of this great song is by Otis Redding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiDq4Q62tz4). My version is not as amazing, but I sure had fun learning and playing it.


I also like the version of this song done in the movie "The Commitments".
Nicely done, Ralf, and I love the sound of that uke!

decaturcomp
01-04-2013, 04:00 AM
Please forgive my breaking in. There was a suggestion yesterday that a Paul Simon season would be fun. He certainly normally fits into the category here albeit with some songs slightly longer than 3 minutes. This is a chunk of an interview with him where he demonstrates the way he writes music on the guitar. He shows some changes he's been working with for a couple of weeks and what they need to turn into a song even before he considers a melody or lyrics. I thought it might be cool for you songwriters among us to see, too. Plus, I admire his process.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&amp;v=0BgutLfGGCA&amp;feature=endscreen

Barbablanca
01-04-2013, 05:20 AM
Thanks for that Alan! I went on to listen to the whole interview. I've always been a big fan of his, he is another songwriter's songwriter!

GinnyT11
01-04-2013, 07:47 AM
http://youtu.be/o_jdJh6raAY

Here's a one-minute song with 7 chords, or 8 if you count an open C6. (F/Bb/A7/C7/D7/G7/F7)
It was written in 1905. My husband really likes its very tender sentiment.

(For those working on getting on Bb, the F/Bb/F7 changes in this are good practice.)

pabrizzer
01-04-2013, 09:24 AM
Please forgive my breaking in. There was a suggestion yesterday that a Paul Simon season would be fun. He certainly normally fits into the category here albeit with some songs slightly longer than 3 minutes. This is a chunk of an interview with him where he demonstrates the way he writes music on the guitar. He shows some changes he's been working with for a couple of weeks and what they need to turn into a song even before he considers a melody or lyrics. I thought it might be cool for you songwriters among us to see, too. Plus, I admire his process.

There are 3 of his songs this season - Homeward Bound - The Boxer - April Come She Will. (So more than any other songwriter.)

I too like his work and one I often play which is a simply constructed one by chord and rhythm (but interesting in harmony in the chorus) is Under African Skies.
He would be well worth a season!

This season came so close to being Songs by Steve Earle - usually 3 or 4 chords and simple in melody - very simple Folk Song style - but often with a lot to say politically (controversial sometimes). May still start a 'competition' on that theme.

ksiegel
01-04-2013, 11:25 AM
Here's a one-minute song with 7 chords, or 8 if you count an open C6. (F/Bb/A7/C7/D7/G7/F7)
It was written in 1905. My husband really likes its very tender sentiment.

(For those working on getting on Bb, the F/Bb/F7 changes in this are good practice.)

I liked that, Ginny! I'd seen the introduction's lyrics before, but never heard them sung.

And watching your strum pattern, with the thumb out like that... were you doing triplets? (That hand position is one I just can't consciously do - maybe that's why I can't do triplets?)



-Kurt

pabrizzer
01-04-2013, 12:00 PM
PRIZES AND WINNERS

You know I'm not into the competition aspect of this right, BUT -

There will be winners and every entrant gets a prize.

Every entrant will get a brand new unused paper drink coaster with
"Congratulations for Entering the 46th Season of the Ukulele! pabrizzer"
written on the back. I will personally go around and scrounge these up from nearby drinking establishments.
If you wish one of these you can PM me your address now and I can start posting them out.

There will be 2 winners -

A HOST'S CHOICE - which I will choose and who will receive a set of NED KELLY drink coasters (not paper) but probably made in China. Beautiful!

and

A PARTICIPANT'S CHOICE - which will be decided by you guys - I really want you to place a post (not a video - just text) at the end of the season naming your TOP 3 - not 1st, 2nd, 3rd - just top 3 - I will tally up the results and the entry mentioned most will also receive an equally beautiful set of some sort of Australiana drink coasters - probably Australian animals or plants or Aboriginal art - you know what to expect - something to match the unique beauty of the Ned Kelly ones. If you don't want to go public with your top 3, I will take PMs (but refer to the bold text above).

The main reason for the WINNERS is that I have strangely come to enjoy updating the winners playlist (go figure?).

GinnyT11
01-04-2013, 12:33 PM
I see what's happening, pabrizzer...you're having too much fun with this hosting. (I love doing it, and I'm counting the hours till I can launch my Season next week.)

I'd love to have some Aussie beer coasters. I still pant over actor Bryan Brown in A Town Like Alice.

Jazzbanjorex
01-04-2013, 12:50 PM
An authentic Aussie pub coaster? Count me in.
Now to whittle the list down to my favorite three. So many good videos. I think I'd rather go collect pub coasts with you, Pabrizzer!

OldePhart
01-04-2013, 02:04 PM
PRIZES AND WINNERS

You know I'm not into the competition aspect of this right, BUT -

There will be winners and every entrant gets a prize.

Every entrant will get a brand new unused paper drink coaster with
"Congratulations for Entering the 46th Season of the Ukulele! pabrizzer"
written on the back. I will personally go around and scrounge these up from nearby drinking establishments.
If you wish one of these you can PM me your address now and I can start posting them out.

There will be 2 winners -

A HOST'S CHOICE - which I will choose and who will receive a set of NED KELLY drink coasters (not paper) but probably made in China. Beautiful!

and

A PARTICIPANT'S CHOICE - which will be decided by you guys - I really want you to place a post (not a video - just text) at the end of the season naming your TOP 3 - not 1st, 2nd, 3rd - just top 3 - I will tally up the results and the entry mentioned most will also receive an equally beautiful set of some sort of Australiana drink coasters - probably Australian animals or plants or Aboriginal art - you know what to expect - something to match the unique beauty of the Ned Kelly ones. If you don't want to go public with your top 3, I will take PMs (but refer to the bold text above).

The main reason for the WINNERS is that I have strangely come to enjoy updating the winners playlist (go figure?).

This is really cool. That's what I love most about the seasons I think is that we've moved towards "prizes" that are more cool and reflective of the nature of the "contest" and that week's host's interests than they are "valuable" (not that there's anything wrong with contests that award valuable prizes, of course).

But, I've still got the "egg shaped gold thing" right here on my desk from the week I won when a random knife toss picked my vid after the the Cloverdale Kid's chickens boycotted the judging. :)

Oh...and since there's obviously a wonderful chance that I'll win one of the "prize coasters" I'll hold off sending you my address until the season closes. :biglaugh:

John

Hippie Dribble
01-04-2013, 03:50 PM
PRIZES AND WINNERS

I will personally go around and scrounge these up from nearby drinking establishments.


can I come?

Dan Uke
01-04-2013, 05:27 PM
can I come?

you lucky dog Jon!!

Joko
01-04-2013, 09:41 PM
There are 3 of his songs this season - Homeward Bound - The Boxer - April Come She Will. (So more than any other songwriter.)


I actually went and performed my entry in to this week's Season live in front of a bunch of folks tonight. I did invite them to sing along, so I suppose this violates the solo-only rule... Thanks, Pa, for a great week of hosting! Fortunately, I have the day off tomorrow so in between NFL playoff games (its the height of our American Football season here), I can cue up all the other entries and start preparing my votes.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeWVW1ulsY8&feature=youtu.be

pabrizzer
01-04-2013, 10:53 PM
I actually went and performed my entry in to this week's Season live in front of a bunch of folks tonight. I did invite them to sing along, so I suppose this violates the solo-only rule... Thanks, Pa, for a great week of hosting! Fortunately, I have the day off tomorrow so in between NFL playoff games (its the height of our American Football season here), I can cue up all the other entries and start preparing my votes.

This has got to be a first - same member does the same song twice in the same season.
It went down well with that audience though Joko. Good job!

pabrizzer
01-04-2013, 10:58 PM
can I come?

Sure. Quite a trip for a schooner though, Jon.:)

wee_ginga_yin
01-05-2013, 05:22 AM
A PARTICIPANT'S CHOICE - which will be decided by you guys - I really want you to place a post (not a video - just text) at the end of the season naming your TOP 3 - not 1st, 2nd, 3rd - just top 3 - I will tally up the results and the entry mentioned most will also receive an equally beautiful set of some sort of Australiana drink coasters - probably Australian animals or plants or Aboriginal art - you know what to expect - something to match the unique beauty of the Ned Kelly ones. If you don't want to go public with your top 3, I will take PMs (but refer to the bold text above).


I don't know if this would work, but I think it might be useful to try and institute a Poll
to decide who the other participants would like to vote for. It would certainly
cut down on PM's and collating the results, and if only those who have submitted a video
are allowed to vote, then there would be no chance of stuffing the ballot box.

Poll FAQ (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/faq.php?s=&do=search&q=poll&titleandtext=1&match=all)

But it might be more trouble than it is worth, since you have to start a separate thread
to start the poll.

GinnyT11
01-05-2013, 06:40 AM
I liked that, Ginny! I'd seen the introduction's lyrics before, but never heard them sung.
And watching your strum pattern, with the thumb out like that... were you doing triplets? (That hand position is one I just can't consciously do - maybe that's why I can't do triplets?)

-Kurt

Thanks, Kurt. I can't do triplets either. I know how they work, but I can't do them for very long, and I can't insert them in a song. I'd like to do so where it's marked in "Getting To Know You" (p 88 of Daily Ukulele) because it would be a nice flourish, but I can't figure how to make it hit the beat.

PatriciaPDX
01-05-2013, 08:52 AM
Okay, just getting this in, late due to extenuating circumstances. This is the first take, I just got up after working the night shift last night, so I'm pretty sleepy here. I forgot to say it was for the 46th Season, so I put it in the title, if that's okay. Here are the chords: F A7 D7 G7 C7 C7+5 Gm Bb Bbm6


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV9zcUQfDPc&feature=youtu.be

Barbablanca
01-05-2013, 09:32 AM
Nice one Patricia. That was one in my late father's repertory. He had a real nasal twang (country influenced) and a very jazzy style on the guitar. I miss him :(

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
01-05-2013, 10:27 AM
I enjoyed the playlist so far last night. (I'm going to keep individual comments to myself until I've figured out my "top three".)

Anyone else notice that this week's songs have a little more swing and a little more sorrow than we usually hear in a Season? I'm not sure why this is the case, but I'm loving it. Great work, everyone! Great challenge, pabrizzer!

~dave~~wave~
01-05-2013, 10:58 AM
...Your song must include at least 7 different chords and the chords used listed in the entry description...

:rulez:

Compliance with this rule has been lax, and enforcement nil. :rolleyes:

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

Just kidding.
But I must say, I really appreciate the folks who took the trouble to list the chords or state the source of their arrangement.

I edited my post to comply. I really want one of those beer coasters. :cool:

pabrizzer
01-05-2013, 11:23 AM
:rulez:

Compliance with this rule has been lax, and enforcement nil. :rolleyes:

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

Just kidding.
But I must say, I really appreciate the folks who took the trouble to list the chords or state the source of their arrangement.

I edited my post to comply. I really want one of those beer coasters. :cool:


Yes I agree, Dave.
Just wanted the chords listed like Patrica (and others) did BUT
I am so impressed with the entries and appreciate them all AND
while the listing of the chords has been a bit haphazard the PLAYING of the chords hasn't.

So no need to edit any posts.

And not everyone took the rules as literally as you did ~dave~~wave~.
I think we saw a bit too much of you this season!:)

pabrizzer
01-05-2013, 11:35 AM
BTW
I know I'm not supposed to enter my own season because of the no bonus song request but I did add two chords to make my cover of Hurt (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_xo0P6o5YU) contain 7 chords.
C D Am G F Fmaj7 DaddE

ukuleledaveey
01-05-2013, 11:42 AM
And not everyone took the rules as literally as you did ~dave~~wave~.
I think we saw a bit too much of you this season!:)

But what a great idea for a future season "calender girl/ aux naturele " style will have to make sure it is summer though :)

caukulele
01-05-2013, 11:59 AM
Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve entered in the Seasons’ Contest, although I have been enjoying it each week. It has been a busy time for me…. I have a 91 year old uncle in the hospital, and I have been bringing my ukulele with me every time I visit him, as he loves the old songs. Blue Skies is one of his favorites. I did it with 7 chords …. It is a little rough… but for my uncle it is very special. The chords: EM, EB+, G, A9,D7,B7,CM... So here is my entry for the 46 season....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_l3LudM4QY

alemarco
01-05-2013, 12:02 PM
I've been working on this song for a while, so I wanted to post it despite having a cold.

Chords: Bbm A G# Fm Bm E7 Bm7 C#m7 Cm7 A7 D Dm


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

Joko
01-05-2013, 12:02 PM
:rulez:

Compliance with this rule has been lax, and enforcement nil. :rolleyes:
[SIZE=4][SIZE=2]
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Oh shoot... I missed that rule. Umm... umm...ummm....
A/Amj7/A7/F#/Bm/G//E7//D///Asus4

pabrizzer
01-05-2013, 12:09 PM
Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve entered in the Seasons’ Contest, although I have been enjoying it each week. It has been a busy time for me…. I have a 91 year old uncle in the hospital, and I have been bringing my ukulele with me every time I visit him, as he loves the old songs. Blue Skies is one of his favorites. I did it with 7 chords …. It is a little rough… but for my uncle it is very special. The chords: EM, EB+, G, A9,D7,B7,CM... So here is my entry for the 46 season...

Thanks caukulele,
Love that you mention taking your ukulele to hospital.
The benefits of music as therapy now has total credibility in the medical fraternity.
Not at all rough - beautiful!

pabrizzer
01-05-2013, 12:24 PM
Paul Simon 3 The Boxer Homeward Bound April Come She Will
Beatles 2 We Can Work it Out If I Fell

uke4ia
01-05-2013, 12:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utYra2cCZWM


Hmm. Now I have to stop and remember what the chords in this are. The intro has Ab, Gm, Dm, and Am(add9), and later on there's G, F, Bb, C, Eb(add9), and D.

pabrizzer
01-05-2013, 12:50 PM
Please. There really is NO NEED to edit or repost your clip to add the chords.

As was said, enforcement on this has been, and will remain, NIL.

pabrizzer
01-05-2013, 01:02 PM
The Prizes.
4716347164

ukuleledaveey
01-05-2013, 01:32 PM
The Prizes.
4716347164

oooooh i love them ned keely coasters i was lucky to see neds famous helmet when it toured australia

Raygf
01-05-2013, 01:35 PM
Moonglow
9 chords: Bbmaj7-Gm9(b5)-F6-G9-Gm7-C6-Fdim7-G-C7-B7


http://youtu.be/-c9JqBYdfvc

GinnyT11
01-05-2013, 01:36 PM
oooooh i love them ned keely coasters i was lucky to see neds famous helmet when it toured australia

His helmet toured Australia?? Did it have a backup band?

pabrizzer
01-05-2013, 01:51 PM
There was actually some confusion as to how they had put the different suits together and displayed them for all this time. The pieces were mismatched.
They now believe (just last year I think) that they have the armour correctly assembled.

Barbablanca
01-05-2013, 03:14 PM
Ned looks remarkably relaxed in the gallows pic ;)

The beard makes NK look older. In fact he was 25 when facing execution.

000Kanaka000
01-05-2013, 03:55 PM
Till There Was You ---- (12 chords)

C - C#dim - Dm7 -Fm6 - D#dim - G7 - C7 - F - F#dim - A7 -D7 - G7+



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

ivantheT
01-05-2013, 08:57 PM
Jumping straight in to the seasons with my first post.
A Beatles tune Yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wasA2VQlC2s

pabrizzer
01-05-2013, 09:19 PM
Beatles 3
Paul Simon 3
Believe it or not 'Til There was You' was not penned by Paul and John.

Again, I've got to say how impressed I am by the entries this season.

34 beauties with a day to go!

elmann
01-06-2013, 12:47 AM
You all make it excellent. Up to post 24 I had identified 5 close favorites for me, still to pick only 3 of them. And now another great posts. Will become a hard decision...

wee_ginga_yin
01-06-2013, 01:18 AM
The Prizes.
4716347164

Mr Kelly looks a little like Garth Hudson the organ player from The Band :-)

000Kanaka000
01-06-2013, 03:50 AM
It's a really really tough season this one --- Every video has been over the top well done.
Wow how can one winner be selected ?

decaturcomp
01-06-2013, 05:25 AM
From the Garth Hudson Trivia Farm website:
Garth's post-Band solo career got off to a slow start for some reason, Hudson released his first solo album September 11, 2001 titled The Sea To The North (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Sea_To_The_North&action=edit&redlink=1).


Mr Kelly looks a little like Garth Hudson the organ player from The Band :-)

decaturcomp
01-06-2013, 06:36 AM
TCK commented that he'd tried to figure out the chords and stuff for "April Come She Will" and a surprising number of you have said you liked it so I tried to demonstrate the fingering in this video. It's not a whole song or an entry or anything you'd be likely to care about unless you like the song enough to play it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJtTmgYakO0

April come she will
When streams are ripe and swelled with rain
May she will stay
Resting in my arms again

June she'll change her tune
In restless walks she'll prowl the night
July she will fly
And give no warning to her flight

August die she must
The autumn winds blow chilly and cold
September I remember
A love once new has now grown old.

FWIW Department:
Art Garfunkel was once quoted as saying that he thought this was the most beautiful song Simon had ever written.

FiL
01-06-2013, 09:42 AM
Been dealing with a cold all week, but I finally buckled down and got a video done. This is the Hunter/Garcia song "Deal", oft done by the Dead, but originally recorded on Jerry's first solo album. No separate audio track, so this is how my Flip video camera captured it:


http://youtu.be/WDIDPEPdwto

Chords used: A, B7, C, C7, Em, E7, F, G, and Gdim7.

- FiL

23skidoo
01-06-2013, 09:58 AM
Hey folks- been away from the Seasons for a while, but I had to jump in this week - what a great idea briz! Making my way through the playlist the last couple of days and there are some really outstanding entries, better than usual, it seems.....

This is one of my favorite songs by Townes Van Zandt. I pushed the 3:00 minute time limit pretty close, but it's got plenty of chords: D, Dmaj7, D7, G, Em, A, F#m, E.... a few others thrown in for flavor and I've got a capo on the second fret, so it's in E instead of D.

enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtlkTxRz4pk

Barbablanca
01-06-2013, 10:43 AM
Great cover of that TVZ song!

mattydee
01-06-2013, 12:36 PM
Here we go. I have been pretty sick this week, and had been without a voice (or the will to live) for a few days. But woke up today feeling somewhat revived, and had some voice to give. So here it is. Ain't Misbehavin' by Fats Waller (and co.)

It's funny -- much like wee_ginga, I have my own set of effects that I apply to my recordings to get just a little more oomph. And I always apply a video filter or two to bump things up. I did those things without thinking about it, and made my video, even started to upload it before I realized I was breaking the first rule. Went through, stripped the sound bare. Forgot the video effects. Did it again. Cancelled again, stripped the video clean. I don't much care for it unadorned, but them's the rules.

Looking forward to checking out everyone's stuff in the coming week. Then I'll get my votes in.


http://youtu.be/7cZ3LXevEZY

Chords are: C, C#dim, Dm, G7, C7, F, Fm, Am, D7

ukuLily Mars
01-06-2013, 01:19 PM
Getting in under the wire! Last night my camera's batteries died, but it was for the best because it turns out my song was too long. So now, batteries charged up, I bring you: All of Me! This is what happens when we are only allowed one take. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for a great challenge, Pabrizzer.


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

Chords: C, E7, A7, Dm, Am, D7, Dm7, G7, G7+5, F, F#dim and Dm7+5, or something like that.

pabrizzer
01-06-2013, 04:12 PM
Hey, Mattydee, only one to correctly say the name of the season -well done!

38 fantastic entries and less than 8 hours to go.

pabrizzer
01-07-2013, 12:11 AM
Host's Choice

Here are the entries that were in my mix for Host's Choice in order of time posted

filipinouker, jazzbanjorex, peewee, elmann, ukuleledaveey, Raygf, ivantheT, 23skidoo

Now there may be entries of higher musical quality than these, that aren't in my list, but I have just gone on what 'rang my bell'.
So I know you won't be discouraged or disappointed because -
1. All the entries were FANTASTIC!!! Thankyou so much!! and
2. What does Briz know anyway?
You may think I haven't perused the entries enough but I have watched every entry at least 3 times.
Where I was able I have placed a comment on YouTube and I 'liked' every single one.

But I am the host and here is my choice.

What made it is easy for me is that one song had a special personal connection - so the Host's Choice is
Teddy Bear's Picnic by ukuleledaveey.
I enjoyed the 'deadpan' delivery and the singing was tuneful and the playing good. I also really enjoyed your 'Stop the Cavalry' in Season 44. But the song choice was what did it for me!

I don't know how you guys are going to get it down to just 3! Good luck.
Don't forget, I would like you to post your choices in the thread (but will take PMs). That way we can all see what's happening. And no comments until the 'judging' is over please. That will be 12.00 midnight Friday Hawai time.
Since I have given myself the power to award a Host’s Choice I will leave it up to you guys to choose the
Participant’s Choice.
And yes you have to whittle it down to just THREE. Again, "Good luck with that!"

xommen
01-07-2013, 12:23 AM
Thanks Brian for hosting another great season, I agree that all entries were great, I watched all of them yesterday (which took some time ;-)) and these are the three that stood out for me.

Thesillydave
filipinouker
Eugeneukulele

23skidoo
01-07-2013, 04:15 AM
thanks for the great Season, Brian - and great selection for the Host's Choice - Daveey rox! It's going to be rough to narrow it down to 3....

GinnyT11
01-07-2013, 04:23 AM
I sent a secret ballot. I agree that there were very fine entries this week and it was hard to choose.

I'm with you 100% on the Host's choice of Daveey's Teddy Bears' Picnic.

Joko
01-07-2013, 05:03 AM
Look for my vote via PM... Which I am going to have to revise now because I had UkuleleDavey as one of my three choices... Well deserved!

elmann
01-07-2013, 05:27 AM
Dear ukultists,
although Teddy Bear's Picnic by ukuleledaveey really worked harder than all of us for his entry (104 chords changes?), I did different voting.

First of all a remark:
Although well known songs are not my favour, Yesterday really impressed me, by putting an own vocal timbre to a discret melody. And all these other difficult decisions about Rubber pato, Moonglow, Who’s sorry now, Blue Birds, Till there was you …

All songs came very, very close to my choice of three favorites, which finally are now

No. 4 - Kurt Siegel – Nobody knows you (when you're down and out) - authentic rough and lively, sparkly blues

No. 6 - Filiponuker – What are you doing New Year’s Eve - Soft, lazy and reminiscent mood with a lovely voice.

No. 17 - TheSillydave – Orange colered sky - Nice varying performance, distinctive smooth swing.

That's it.

filipinouker
01-07-2013, 06:39 AM
PM sent to Pabrizzer - hope you get it. Thank you for being a terrific host - so gracious and attentive to all of us.

ukuleledaveey
01-07-2013, 06:41 AM
Many thanks Brian and everyone else, I am deeply embarrassed,shocked and stunned and cannot believe I have been chosen by the Brian.There are so many far superior players and singers than me, i feel somewhat the wrong choice, but also deeply honored,stoked and over the moon, this is a win for the little league guys and gals, keep on playing and practicing and taking part for the fun and love of the uke, and you to may get a massive surprise like this, What a wonderful start to the year for me. Once again thank you from the bottom of my cold,cold heart :) Love you guys and gals and all the online friendship,support and encouragement you all bring.:)

My pick of 3 for this week in no particular order :

1: 23Skidoooooo
2:Daveywaveukeflyer
3:filipinouker

In my eyes your all winners ,every entry was a top draw job, well done everyone and thanks for Brian Hosting

CountryMouse
01-07-2013, 06:55 AM
BTW
I know I'm not supposed to enter my own season because of the no bonus song request but I did add two chords to make my cover of Hurt (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_xo0P6o5YU) contain 7 chords.
C D Am G F Fmaj7 DaddE

I just commented over on YouTube, but I will here too: I am blown away by this. If I close my eyes, I am hearing Johnny Cash, I mean REALLY! This is so good!

CountryMouse

pabrizzer
01-07-2013, 09:02 AM
OK I'll add the results I'm getting by PM without revealing who sent them as they come through.
4 so far via PM

- Filipinouker
- Silly Dave
- TCK

TheSillyDave - Orange Coloured Sky (the feel good factor)
barbablanca - New Tricks (something about the lyrics clicked with me)
Onlyukethatmatters - Try A Little Tenderness (really loved the way he played the chords in the song)

29moons: Very impressed with his strumming; outstanding use of chunking.
Ukelites: Very ecocative, the uke, singing and video combination made me feel.
DaveWaveflyer: Best use of a music stand EVER

filipinouker
theonlyukethatmatters
23skidoo.


7 results in from possible 38

FiL
01-07-2013, 09:26 AM
Congrats, Daveey!

Many great performances, but here are my picks:

TheSillyDave - "Orange Colored Sky" - I just loved your delivery. It was very *you*.
egueneukulele - "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" - Such smooth playing and singing, you make it seem effortless.
23skidoooooooo - "No Place to Fall" - I love sad songs, and you did Townes proud on this one.

- FiL

Barbablanca
01-07-2013, 09:49 AM
Well, I have to give support to the songwriters amongst us so I'm voting for

1. Wim (Xomenn's) Memory of His Brother - It takes guts to put something so personal on such a public platform.
2. UK4IA's Longest Day - Dense words and a passionate delivery.

and for having the balls to do it (we can only assume)
3. DaveWave's Bizarre naked Walk Away Rennée :)

decaturcomp
01-07-2013, 10:20 AM
There isn't one here I don't love.
Three that happened to knock me out were:
Barbablanca
Uke4ia
filipinouker

bbbannister
01-07-2013, 01:04 PM
Ok here are my choices...

Ivan the T's Yesterday. Reminded me of the Guy who sings on "The Royal Family".
23skidoooooo No place to fall
Ukelele Daveey teddy bears pick nick.


Great week from all

Bob Bill.

filipinouker
01-07-2013, 01:23 PM
Hi again,

I see that Pabrizzer has posted some of the results that he received via pm.

One of the things that i said to Pabrizzer in my pm was the fact that i found it very PAINFUL & TOUGH to choose just three favourites from the Season 46 playlist. I had to listen to the whole lot again today - it was very enjoyable!!! - and I found each one inspiring, teaching me new styles of playing/singing, and teaching me new songs too!

I had to pretend that Pabrizzer held a knife to my neck, saying: "Just three!" - and with that, i chose the three that struck a chord in my heart (pardon the pun :) )

But i really must say: it's been a fabulous week of listening, toe-tapping, humming and singing along with each and every one of you!

pabrizzer
01-07-2013, 03:31 PM
So far 14 participants have given me their 3 favs.
No one has been mentioned by all 14 but at this stage there is a clear favourite!

TCK
01-07-2013, 04:02 PM
I pick everybody, and I am still trying to comment on all of them...but if I have to pick a few that really struck a chord.
Let's see, Daveey is already picked, and Jon, well, Jon doing Ike is like cookies and milk...he knows that so I am passing a little love around.

23Skidoo- Justification, that is the saddest darn song I have ever heard on the Uke, and I love sad Uke songs. This one was NAILED. Seriously jaw on the floor kind of Townes cover there.
WeTigers- I love paper moon, and had never heard it played this beautifully. Had me humming it all week.
PeeWee- I wait every week to see what PeeWee is going to do, and this week was no disappointment. Little fella who is cute and yella...with a straight face? Made me smile till it hurt.

But there is not a tune in here that is not great- thank you all for entertaining me again this week

Raygf
01-07-2013, 04:20 PM
Nice job everyone. My three favorites.

OnlyUkeThatMatters - Love your interpretation of this wonderful tune.
Filipinouker - Beat me to it.
WeTigers - Made me laugh!

Hippie Dribble
01-07-2013, 05:42 PM
to pick three is cruelty of the highest order. This was perhaps the most amazing week yet. Everyone's entry was just so wonderfully good. To try and narrow it down...sheesh...ok,

1. Raygf - words I don't have for this, it was as close to a perfect performance of this amazing song as I ever did hear in my 41 years
2. uke4ia - stunning song, gutsy presentation, so dynamic
3. 23skidoo - if there is a category in this new undies awards thing for most improved player and singer on uketoob in 2012 this man gets my vote hands down. this was stirring, gut wrenching, made me ache. he brings the good stuff every single darn time
4. a tie: EVERYONE ELSE - seriously, what an incredible group of song interpreters and performers you guys are. so proud to have watched all these. To say I merely enjoyed them all would be a crazy understatement. Thankyou gang, blessings to all.

myrnaukelele
01-07-2013, 06:08 PM
This is really difficult since I loved so many of the songs this week (It's Only a Paper Moon/Nevertheless/I Don't Want to Set the World On Fire/After You've Gone/Who's Sorry Now/Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me and on and on...) And skidoo's TVZ song was terrific. But three picks is all we get, so...
1. Blue Skies - it was just a lovely performance.
2. Moonglow - so well done.
3. Orange Colored Sky - such style!
And I LOVED Teddy Bear's Picnic- congrats ukuleledaveey on a well-deserved win!

23skidoo
01-08-2013, 04:26 AM
been through the list a few times and finally made the hard decisions.....

in order of appearance-

filipinouker - this is just pure sweetness - heart melting vocals and a beautiful, complimentary strum.
theonlyukethematters - Ralf's offerings are always amongst the best the Seasons have to offer, but this one just really stands out - immaculate subtlety and warmth in the playing and the vocals are just right - a great blend......
Raygf - as Jon said, this is just about perfect - this one is going to be hard to beat, in my opinion.....

Thanks again, Brian, for one of the finest Seasons yet. And thanks to all for the votes and the very kind words - they are humbly appreciated.....

mattydee
01-08-2013, 06:44 AM
Ack, only three. Well. Here they are, I guess, though there are many many more that stand out.

Raygf
23Skidooo
Filipinouker

Jazzbanjorex
01-08-2013, 08:59 AM
Choosing only three is soooo difficult. I started with one direction in mind for deciding then I saw a video that changed my whole perspective the I went another direction and had to start all over deciding. Arrrrg! Everyone did great but my top three in no particular order are. (these are the youtube names for I'm looking down the playlist do decide).

23Skidoo - Simplicity done perfectly. Well played ukulele and great vocals. I loved the plain wall with a light spot on it. It fit the song perfectly.
Wetigers - Very nice ukulele playing. I loved the Non-Duet setting of the video.
Fgyar - Great song and you played the ukulele and sang it just right.

we tigers
01-08-2013, 10:01 AM
This was hard. Such a great season!
There were three songs that stood out for me. My favourite entry was tugging on a few strings and hit home hard, the second had me laughing and all of a sudden turned quite emotional, and the third was just lovely in every way.

1 23 Skidoo
2 Jazzbanjorex
3 Peewee

Rubber duckies and sock monkeys... the twins are getting to me big time; where's that Slayer cd?

pabrizzer
01-08-2013, 10:53 AM
23 votes in and it is so close between 2 entries who are moving clear of the rest of the field.
Both were in my short list BTW.

OldePhart
01-08-2013, 02:19 PM
Working my way through the list and making notes...dang you guys are making it hard to pick just 3!

uke4ia
01-08-2013, 02:56 PM
Luckily, my daughter hasn't needed the computer so far this evening, so I could watch the rest of the videos. Then watch my top seven over again to try to pick three out of them. I'm going with:

decaturcomp - April, Come She Will
Barbablanca - New Tricks
raygf - Moonglow

OldePhart
01-08-2013, 05:07 PM
Dang this was tough!

There were no lemons...which made picking just three really, really, tough.

First, let me say that I didn't comment on the videos, much as I wanted to. If I'd taken time for that I'd never have gotten through all of them by Friday. Suffice it to say that I think everybody did a super job. It's amazing how much progress some of the "old hands" have made over the last eleven months and we've been joined by some newbies who are more than holding their own already.

It took me a couple of passes just to narrow the field down to a dozen...and even getting there was pretty nitpicky. On the second pass through those I reluctantly eliminated a few more but I was nowhere near down to three.

In the end, the deciding factor for me wasn't technical excellence (everybody in the expanded group was over-qualified on that count) or anything silly like that - in the end it boiled down to "did they pick a song I liked" and "did they convince me they were inside the song as they were performing." A lot of folks did the first, a lot of others did the second, but relatively few did both so I was able to narrow the list further (though it still wasn't easy).

Based on that criteria I choose (in no particular order, heck, just getting it down to these three was hard enough, if you asked me to rank them I'd have to pull the rest of my hair out!):

TCK - Dave - wow, anybody who can nail the song and the wistful, fading in and out smile while doing a great job on "Don't Think Twice" is definitely "inside the song."

filipinouker - just a great complete package; very flowing, non-repetitive uke playing, wonderful voice, and great facial expression - and perfect timing in keeping all three of those things in synch. Definitely "inside the song."

Fil - first the song - I think you picked the song that is closest to the stuff I listen to a lot - and then you made it obvious that you were just "getting with it." Good solid performance and I came away believing that you were "inside the song."

To everyone else, and I mean everyone else - you didn't miss by much. There were no "lemons" and none of the videos were easy to eliminate.

Y'all beam powerful thoughts at my bosses that I need less overtime (especially since I'm salaried so it doesn't even translate into new ukes) so I can comment on folks videos properly!

John

CountryMouse
01-08-2013, 06:01 PM
Wait for me! I need to vote! I am behind on watching!

CountryMouse

alemarco
01-08-2013, 06:03 PM
In no particular order:
decaturcomp - April, She Will Come
ukelites - After You've Gone
23skidoo - No Place To Fall

As everyone else has said, this was a very difficult decision. Going from nine to four was hard, and four to three involved a coin toss...

CountryMouse
01-08-2013, 06:17 PM
I had to narrow it down from 9 to 3 also! Here are mine:

Who's Sorry Now - love the bluesy sound (Patricia PDX)
Blue Skies - beautiful playing, mellow voice (Denise Silva)
All of Me - so sweet! (Lily Mars)

It was really hard to choose! Everyone was just great! Everyone should win! :)

CountryMouse

The Ukelites
01-09-2013, 12:02 PM
We already sent a pm on sunday, as Oldephart said "no lemons" among all the entries. Hard choice!
Thank you for a superb hosting, Pabrizzer! You raised the bar for further hosting!
And congratulations to Daveey! :)

pabrizzer
01-09-2013, 12:55 PM
I have 27 votes in out of a possible 38.
25 entries have got a mention in participant's top 3 - shows how good ALL the entries were!
There is ONE 'mention' between the top two.
If you haven't given me your top 3 you have till midnight Friday, Hawaii time.
Hawaii time is driving me crazy. I've never been so aware of world time before in my life. I now have the World Clock site in my bookmarks bar!
Remember you don't have to 'vote' but you can't win if you don't 'vote'.
Both the top contenders have given me their top three.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
01-10-2013, 07:48 AM
Great work from everyone this week. Kept my individual comments together this season to make it easier to figure out my "top three". Everyone's in here, I hope!

@we tigers: Great playing here. Love the way you mix the melody into the harmony. And a well-directed video, too---great acting from Mrs. tiger!

@wee_ginga_yin: Great version of a great tune. Tempo and swing are just right here---longing and sweet. Gracias.

@joko: Nice how you change up your strumming, both rhythmically and dynamically. Great acting, too, considering that you're performing this one at home. ;)

@ksiegel: Great intro---you're getting a terrific tone from your Fluke. Actually, great playing throughout this one---way to work leads and melodies in with your singing. Very nice.

@~~~dave~wave~~~: I just can't stop thinking about what's behind that music stand. What kind of uke could it be?!? Seriously, though, sweet playing and singing here. Nice.

@filipinouker: Perfect choice! Great playing and singing---your rhythm choices are great, especially the lovely ritard at the end. Gracias.

@jazzbanjorex: That is a beautiful sock monkey, and the hat works as well. Nice picking mixed in to your arrangement. Good one. Ook ook.

@uke4ia: "He who hesitates is toast." Great line. Cool song---it would work (in a different way) played by a killer punk band. Gracias.

@eugeneukulele: Ah, this one's right in your wheelhouse. Unsurprisingly, you've hit another ukulele home run. (Oops, baseball metaphors might be meaningless to you. Translation: "Ah, this one is just how you like it. Unsurprisingly, your performance is as great as can be.") Gracias.

@CountryMouse: Love your sparse strumming. Terrific singing that really gets the feeling of this one across. Great one. Muchas gracias.

@peewee: Sounds great. Nice uke arrangement here; well-played and sung with some genuine ducky-love. Sweet.

@xommen: Thanks for sharing this loving meditation with us. Your words and music speak to all of us who've lost a creative friend or family member too soon.

@Olde Phart: Short and sweet---nice one. Always love it when you give us some blues. (The Pono sounds great, too.)

@Dougf: Sweet one, Doug. Your light touch on both the uke and with your singing here really works. Gracias.

@Tootler: Lovely, melancholy version of a great tune, Geoff. Perfect tempo, great singing. Muchas gracias.

@29mooons: Cool rhythm here. Cool how you play the melody into the chorus. Fun version. Even a groovy outro, woohoo!

@sillydave: Sweet song, sweetly played. Nice one, Dave!

@theUkelites: Terrific version of a sweet, sad song. Love the change in tempo and feeling. Was the camera man holding onto that sneeze for the entire last verse?

@TCK: Sweet, sad song. Both your singing and your playing have plenty of soul here. Nice.

@bbannister: The eight-string uke and the harmonica sound terrific together! Good, dynamic performance of this classic tune.

@ktschp: Easy-going strumming and singing here both sound great.

@decaturcomp: Lovely picking and strumming, mixed up very nicely. Sweet, sad singing, too. Great version, Alan!

@strumsilly: Nice version of a great song. Your slightly slowed-down delivery gives the song a little more weight. Cool. And great poodle cameo at the end!

@berniarmstrong: Some bitter stuff, here. Sounds good! Reminds me of all the performers and writers and thinkers who've stayed creative, vital, and interesting all the way to the end. I won't start a list, because I won't be able to stop.

@ukuleledaveey: Each of those 108 chord changes sounded smooth to me. This one's a perfect partner for peewee's rubber ducky. Great one!

@myrnaukulele: Sweet version of a great tune. That sparse strumming works perfectly with your soulful singing. Nice.

@GT3T11: Nice, upbeat choice. I like the way you strum sparsely up until the chorus, then let it roll. Fun.

@Patricia PDX: Aw. Sad and sweet. Nice mellow uke playing. Singing's great, too.

@Denise Silva: Great stuff here---a couple of notes you sang were just stunning. Gracias.

@alemarco: Great relaxed tempo. Nice uke arrangement. Sweet singing. Another hit from alemarco!

@fgyar: Lovely intro. Sweet singing. Love your uke playing here---subtle changes in rhythm and dynamics yield great effects. Muchas gracias.

@000Kanaka0000: Sweet, gentle picking on that baritone. The baritone uke's a nice accompaniment to your singing in that register, the harmony all below your voice. Sweet.

@ivan theT: I like how you break up your picking with a few rhythmic chords. Nicely sung, too---a little more world-weary vibe than young Paul had. Good stuff.

@FiL: Nice choice! This song's new to me, and your version sounds great.

@23skidoo: Great one! Love the melodic stuff happening in your uke chords, great harmony there. And great singing and playing. Muchas gracias.

@mattydee: Just watched your Cee-Lo adaptation this week. (I loved it both for the idea and the performance!) Seeing how much more comfortable and confident you've gotten with your playing and singing this past year or so re-inspires me to re-commit to re-learn to re-rule at ukulele. That's a long way of saying great performance this week, mattydee. Keep on strumming on!

@Lily Mars: Lovely version here of a classic melody. Love those sweet high notes you hit. Way to give each time through the tune a different feeling. Nice.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
01-10-2013, 07:52 AM
Oh, and my top 3 are:

uke4ia
decaturcomp
fgyar

So many terrific performances, but these three had the most "je ne sais quoi" for me.

pabrizzer
01-10-2013, 11:55 PM
Great wrap up there Ralf.

28 participants have given their fav 3.
So 84 'mentions'.
There is currently 1 'mention' between the top 2.
10 participants still able to get their favs in but only 24 hours left.

ksiegel
01-11-2013, 09:45 AM
... these three had the most "je ne sais quoi" for me.

I don't know what that is.






























(g)



-Kurt

pabrizzer
01-11-2013, 10:27 AM
OK Just googled the je ne sais quoi to help you out Kurt and then realised it was humour.:o
A little embarrassed but now also amused.

Tootler
01-11-2013, 11:25 AM
Here are my choices:

The Boxer - BBBannister
New Tricks - Barbablanca
No Place to Fall - 23skiddoo

ukuLily Mars
01-11-2013, 01:51 PM
Looks like it's nine now, and I'm one of them! AAAARRRRGH!!! This is so hard! These videos are really good.

ukuLily Mars
01-11-2013, 03:04 PM
So I finally bit the bullet and posted my "top three" and my computer signed me out of UU and lost my post. Which is symbolic of how painful it was to choose just three! I have to admit there was a bit of metaphorical knife-throwing in my selection process but we're all in the same boat so here goes.

decaturcomp -- April, Come She Will -- Beautiful playing and I loved Alan's singing, as always. Alan, when I first watched I thought the sign over your shoulder said "Puppies, use side door," and I wanted to know what kind of puppies you have that can read signs that are so high up.
TCK -- Don't Think Twice (It's All Right) -- I loved that you spelled "all right" correctly. Oh, also, I think this song is so perfect for you. Your playing and singing seemed effortless... in a good way.
Ukelites (or rather, Ukelite) -- Excellent playing of an excellent arrangement of a wonderful song. And I just love your voice, Miriam! You can bring sexy and witty at the same time. Don't see much of that any more.

Thanks to everyone for making repeated viewings of this week's videos so enjoyable. I think this was one of my favorite playlists yet. And pabrizzer, it was great to see you have such a good time as host. I really felt that you were enjoying yourself and that made me want to be a part of it!

thesillydave
01-11-2013, 04:00 PM
sent my picks in...very close for everyone!
great contest seasonistas!
thanks pabrizzer!

29moons
01-11-2013, 07:30 PM
What a great week.

Here are mine in no particular order except the order they are in.

Davewave cause naked people are cool.
PeeWee cause I love my Rubber Ducky
GT311 cause it made me smile when I needed something to smile about.

Thanks guys.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
01-11-2013, 08:33 PM
I don't know what that is.






























(g)



-Kurt

I don't think I can describe it.








;)

~dave~~wave~
01-12-2013, 05:58 PM
Rats, I missed the deadline, I only tonight got through the last of the entries.
It was too close to call for me, anyway, but I picked we tigers because:

Killer Instrumental
First Post of the Season
Saskia taking the mickey out of the host by reading "In A Sunburned Country" on the love seat


PeeWee was my second pick, great tune, could only have been improved if the video had been shot "au naturel" in the bathtub playing a yellow Dolphin. ;)

Everybody else in a tie for third as far as I'm concerned, what a great week, I watched every single video.

pabrizzer
01-12-2013, 11:30 PM
dave~wave your favs were included.

OK. I am away from home for a couple of days. But I've managed to get some computer access to give you the PARTICIPANT'S CHOICE decision.
So close - but the winner is
Filipinouker for What Are You Doing New years Eve.
She got 14 mentions and 23skidoo got 13 mentions.
Now I will double check when I get home because I don't have access to my word pages with all the 'raw data' but I am confident on those top two. Next best 'mentions' was about 6 from memory.
Now what pleases me is that if it hadn't been for Teddy Bear's Picnic you (filipinouker) would have
my Host's Choice and 23skidoo it was so close for me so maybe my judgement isn't too bad.
I will say again how much I enjoyed and appreciated ALL the entries.
I have the winners prizes that I will send when I return home.
And if you want a collectors item paper all the way from a club/pub in Australia no expense spared personally signed paper drink coaster PM me your address and I will send!
Cheers and Thank You.

23skidoo
01-13-2013, 03:29 AM
Thanks for all the votes, folks… I'm glad Filipinouker won – I liked her entry better than mine! :)
Thanks for the great week, Brian – I've enjoyed this one more than most… every one really upped their game this week - some real quality videos.....

filipinouker
01-13-2013, 05:10 AM
Thanks for all the votes, folks… I'm glad Filipinouker won – I liked her entry better than mine! :)
Thanks for the great week, Brian – I've enjoyed this one more than most… every one really upped their game this week - some real quality videos.....

To 23skidoo - I remember listening to your video several times - because the song was new to me and because it tugged at my heart.

To pabrizzer and to all my ukulele brothers & sisters - sheesh... thank you for the votes. Wish I could buy you all a drink at my local pub :D

we tigers
01-13-2013, 05:36 AM
You deserved it girl! You just sparked in that song!
Thanks for hosting a great season Brian!

Dougf
01-13-2013, 06:59 AM
Congratulations Filipinouker and 23skidoo, and thanks Pabrizzer for the challenge.

The Ukelites
01-13-2013, 07:33 AM
Congrats to Filipinouker! Well deserved choice! Thanks for hosting! :D

CountryMouse
01-15-2013, 10:25 AM
Congratulations filipinouker and 23skidoo! Great videos! In fact, everyone's videos were great!

Thanks also to pabrizzer for a really challenging, uh, challenge! It was fun!

CountryMouse

Jazzbanjorex
01-15-2013, 08:47 PM
Congratulations Filipinouker and 23skidoo. Wonderful songs.
Thanks Pabrizzer for the neat challenge.

(Note to self. Fire the Sock Monkey.)
:D

peewee
01-16-2013, 06:26 AM
What a great season this turned out to be. Sorry I didn't get to the selection process, and thanks for your Rubber Duckie Love. Just emerging from a big job and catching up now. Congrats to Filipinouker, 23skidooo and Daveey!
and thanks to Pabrizzer!

ukuLily Mars
01-16-2013, 04:52 PM
(Note to self. Fire the Sock Monkey.)
:D

NOOOOO!!!! More sock monkey!

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you Pabrizzer!