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uke4ia
01-19-2013, 02:52 PM
49th Season of the Ukulele: Every Day Is a Winding Road


This week's theme is straightforward: The title of the song must include one of the days of the week.


Song Choice:

The song title must contain at least one of these words:

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

"Friday" by Rebecca Black is FORBIDDEN!

I'll put up with the Bay City Rollers. But I won't put up with Rebecca Black. I don't care how campy you want to be -- don't do it, not even as a bonus song. I won't put it in the playlist.

Song titles with plural or contraction versions of the day are okay. For example: "Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays" by Jimmy Buffett is okay. "Tuesday's Gone" by Lynyrd Skynyrd is okay.

By the way, I'm really hoping someone will do the Doobie Brothers' "Another Park, Another Sunday".

It is not okay to just do a song by a band with a day of the week in the band name, such as the Sundays or Taking Back Sunday. The song title itself has to include a day of the week.

Here is a good on-line list I found of songs that fit the theme. It has a couple of errors, like listing Taking Back Sunday as a song when it's the band name.

Days of the Week song titles (http://www.philbrodieband.com/muso-8-days-a-week.htm)

Here's a few other songs I happen to like that aren't on the list:

Laundromat Monday - Joe Jackson (from the Mike's Murder movie soundtrack)
Mondays - Black Uhuru
Friday Came - Paula Kelley
Forever Until Sunday - Bruford
A Life of Sundays - The Waterboys
Seventeen Come Sunday - Fairport Convention
Sunday - Sia
Sunday Part II - Cibo Matto

Rules:


The video must be a new video recorded for this contest.
The video must show the song performed in a single take. The ukulele must be the central instrument. No multitracking -- unless you pre-record (or loop) a backing track and then play along to it live. But we need to see you perform the song in one unbroken take.
The video must say at the beginning that it is for the 49th Season of the Ukulele. If you forget to say it before your best take of the song, it is okay to insert a short separate video clip or title placard that says this.
Videos must be posted to this thread.
The contest ends at midnight Hawaiian time on Sunday night, January 27.


Judging:

Three winners will be chosen randomly. Each person who submits an eligible entry will get one entry in the drawing. My daughter Molly or I will pick the names out of my Fluke gig bag.

Bonus songs will not improve your chances of winning, but as always they will earn you the adulation of your peers.

Prizes:

The first place winner will get first choice of the three prizes, the second place winner will get to choose from the remaining two, the third place winner gets what's left.

1. The T-shirt Prize: T-Rex playing a ukulele, from Redbutton.com. You can choose size and shirt color:

The T-shirt Prize (http://www.redbubble.com/people/reeceward/works/2978767-ukulele-t-rex)

2. The World Music Prize: A copy of the Rossy CD "One Eye on the Future, One Eye on the Past" (from Madagascar) and a copy of the Chateau Neuf Spelemannslag CD "Stolen Goods" (Norwegian roots big-band music).

3. The American Music Prize: A copy of the Echolyn CD "Cowboy Poems Free" (progressive rock with Americana lyrics), and ukulele EPs by my friends The Bella Birds and Davina Yannetty. Davina sold all her copies of her EP, so we'd talked about me burning a copy, and I'm awaiting her official permission. I'll substitute something else if I don't get it.

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I hope I can be somewhat prompt about watching everyone's videos and giving feedback. This will depend partly on how much my daughter needs the computer next week for homework. I'll try to keep her from feeding her growing Farmville addiction for a few days. When I hosted in September, I was able to at least listen to a playlist through headphones at work while I did some paperwork tasks. But they've told everyone to stop using YouTube because it was using up too much of our limited bandwidth.

49th Season Playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbIBa-QYEmc7vMIlfa_pA3HFzfZUsoXoc&feature=view_all)

Bonus Tracks (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbIBa-QYEmc49J1yD92UqxWKm175W1GQA&feature=view_all)

I hope you have fun. I'm also hoping this week will inspire me to finish one of my many half-finished original songs.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
01-19-2013, 02:56 PM
Argh. I just used up Manic Monday. Hmm...

chrimess
01-19-2013, 03:03 PM
How about the title song for this week in honour of Lance and sheryl?

weerpool
01-19-2013, 03:12 PM
recording it rightnow. just waiting for my fixer to deliver the goods

chrimess
01-19-2013, 03:18 PM
Wouldn't be the cure, would it?

recording it rightnow. just waiting for my fixer to deliver the goods

weerpool
01-19-2013, 03:34 PM
i believe it is lol!!

anyways,, here it is. Sheryl Crow's 98' pop hit


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KskR6H6aUuk

uke4ia
01-19-2013, 06:30 PM
i believe it is lol!!

anyways,, here it is. Sheryl Crow's 98' pop hit


That's a great rendition! Sadly, it doesn't meet the requirement for this week that the song title include one of the days of the week. As an overall theme song for the week, though, it gets the leadoff position on the bonus track playlist.

The Ukelites
01-19-2013, 10:29 PM
Very cool rendition Weerpool! :)

Last week was too busy for taking part in the Season. This week's theme is so good, I really hope we can join in. Thanks Uke4ia!

xommen
01-20-2013, 03:09 AM
Everybody who is expecting me to do sunday bloody sunday, I have thought about it, but I already did that for crime week, so my official entry for this week is: Friday is forever by We the kings. Somebody else please do sunday bloody sunday, it should really be in this week.

http://youtu.be/9xaFUW0v4PM

xommen
01-20-2013, 03:12 AM
And this is a bonus U2 rarity, this is called Saterday Night it later became Fire (which I did for fire week). The chords are my interpretation as I don't do tabs ;).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN7DUGNMaMw

xommen
01-20-2013, 03:15 AM
Uke4ia list is not complete, and I would really like somebody taking a stab at this song Saterday night by Herman Brood:

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

strumsilly
01-20-2013, 03:35 AM
oooo, I got one, it's got some fast chord changes, so i've been practicing all Morning. love the seasons, has me learning a song a week. This week "Tuesday's Dead". not literally .

chrimess
01-20-2013, 05:17 AM
Friday I'm in love:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UL5SKtXYnw&sns=em

chrimess
01-20-2013, 05:42 AM
Absolutelyantastic- the fact this is not going into the fluke case is as horrific as Lance's story.


i believe it is lol!!

anyways,, here it is. Sheryl Crow's 98' pop hit


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KskR6H6aUuk

uke4ia
01-20-2013, 05:48 AM
Everybody who is expecting me to do sunday bloody sunday, I have thought about it, but I already did that for crime week, so my official entry for this week is: Friday is forever by We the kings. Somebody else please do sunday bloody sunday, it should really be in this week.

I hadn't heard this song before. You got that rhythm into a really nice groove. Thanks.

uke4ia
01-20-2013, 05:56 AM
Friday I'm in love:

The voicings sound really nice on the upper part of the fretboard. So if you put a capo on the 5th fret of a guitar to get uke tuning, if you put a capo on the 5th fret of a uke you must get.....a SUPER-UKE!

When I was in my early '20s, I had some tiny rubber bands around from having previously had braces on my teeth. I tried using the rubber bands as capos on a Martin soprano. They didn't work as capos, but they gave the open strings an interesting muted sound.

uke4ia
01-20-2013, 06:13 AM
And this is a bonus U2 rarity, this is called Saterday Night it later became Fire (which I did for fire week). The chords are my interpretation as I don't do tabs ;).

Nice. I've never gone back to hear a lot of the songs that were outtakes on early U2 albums.

Joko
01-20-2013, 08:33 AM
So.... Everyone who participates this week could be called a 49er.

Ugh. I'm a Seahawk, not a 49er!

(For our non-American friends, that's a football joke)

elmann
01-20-2013, 08:52 AM
I'm always astonished, that some seasons really trigger me, Uke4ia: you got me! Although I got faster and faster during the song ... I had a lot of fun this sunday.

Please hear the 3rd place on German charts from 1973, Cindy and Bert with "Again and again on sundays/Immer wieder sonntags".
A (playable, close by) translation behind the vid.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=655ps8CJ-dw

Every Sunday - Cindy and Bert

Every Sunday came a ship with our band,
far from Athens here to our place.
Every Sunday we loved them much more and
only we will understand this case.

REF:
Again, again on Sundays, my memory blows my mind,
I can hear bouzoukis playing.
like those one we heard at Sunday night,
so happy when we went at home so tight,

Again, again on Sundays, my memory blows my mind
I hear again all our songs playing,
all those one we heard that Sunday night,
when you brought happiness so bright.

Every Sunday night was filled with our band,
songs from Athens here at our place.
And again we will together dance and
hear their musics heart arising grace

uke4ia
01-20-2013, 09:07 AM
Please hear the 3rd place on German charts from 1973, Cindy and Bert with "Again and again on sundays/Immer wieder sonntags".


Thanks a lot, elmann. The change in tempo isn't bad at all, because by the first chorus you're already up to speed. I find it interesting how your strum keeps moving back and forth from the soundhole to the top of the fretboard. Are you using a UkeLeash?

Cindy & Bert never made it to America, so I looked them up on Wikipedia. Turns out they were in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, which ABBA won with "Waterloo", which was their first hit in America. But this is the sentence that really got me: "They signed a recording contract in 1969, with singles being regularly issued, notably 'Der Hund von Baskerville', an unlikely cover version of Black Sabbath's 'Paranoid' which has become a collector's curiosity." They combined Sherlock Holmes and Ozzy Osbourne? How can you not love that?

elmann
01-20-2013, 10:18 AM
No UkeLeash, a thin strap, i.e only a cable-thick cord, duck-taped and tied to the uke. Ugly :)

The strum is more or less an unconscious moving, having freedom with strap (it's the fun, I have!!!). Squeezing the uke, I dont notify it.

It's only a 2-chord-song.
I use 4 chords, swaying between A & F#m and E7 & E9, for each only pressing the E-string in the 2nd fret (F#). Rest is rythm.

C&B have been a dream couple and very successful in the 70s, separated, reunioned they had some retro success. He died last year, only 66. She has a wonderful, adorable voice. The origin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4a6lEx7noU

~dave~~wave~
01-20-2013, 10:51 AM
Friday's Child (...has far to go...) by George Ivan "Van" Morrison

I first heard this tune done live by the band Zero, loved it, and later saw VM was the writer.
Apparently it was the flip side on the Them single of Gloria re-issued in the US in 1967.




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

uke4ia
01-20-2013, 11:32 AM
Friday's Child (...has far to go...) by George Ivan "Van" Morrison


Hmm, I always heard it was Thursday child who had far to go. To rhyme with "Wednesday's child is full of woe." In fact, that's the basis of the original song I've been working on. Hmm, does this change everything? Maybe not.

~dave~~wave~
01-20-2013, 11:44 AM
Hmm, I always heard it was Thursday child who had far to go. To rhyme with "Wednesday's child is full of woe."

I stand corrected. Friday's child is loving and giving. :o
Senior moment. I mis-spelled Morrison in the caption, as well.




Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath day,
Is lucky and happy and good and gay.

pabrizzer
01-20-2013, 12:13 PM
Friday I'm in love:


Yeah. Enjoyed this a lot. It was good (you did go a bit chrimess at the end).


The middle days don't get as many mentions as Mon Fri and of course the weekend.
I suppose Tue, Wed and Thur are just daily grind days.

~dave~~wave~
01-20-2013, 12:13 PM
Here's a few other songs I happen to like that aren't on the list:
Mondays - Black Uhuru

Your reggae roots are showing. ;)

My loopy looper version.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQEv8z9Qyyo

xommen
01-20-2013, 12:37 PM
Nice. I've never gone back to hear a lot of the songs that were outtakes on early U2 albums.
Thanks I thought I could do this easily as an early bonus as the chances of anyone knowing about this song where slim anyway ;-).

uke4ia
01-20-2013, 01:33 PM
Your reggae roots are showing. ;)

My loopy looper version.


Wow, thanks, Dave! I didn't in my wildest dreams think anyone would do this song. I bought the Chill Out album after seeing Black Uhuru (with a rhythm section of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare) open for the Talking Heads in 1982. This is my favorite song of theirs.

TCK
01-20-2013, 03:58 PM
Friday's Child (...has far to go...) by George Ivan "Van" Morrison

I first heard this tune done live by the band Zero, loved it, and later saw VM was the writer.
Apparently it was the flip side on the Them single of Gloria re-issued in the US in 1967.


Totally dug out the THEM this morning, convinced no one would do it. Worked on it all day- guess I should have known :) One of my favorites for sure Dave- Well done mate!

pabrizzer
01-20-2013, 04:19 PM
I am planning on doing what is basically a one chord song.
Can anyone guess what it is?

FiL
01-20-2013, 04:28 PM
Going for an obvious one here, but I've always liked playing "Ruby Tuesday" on the 8-string.


http://youtu.be/b2H_6g34CgM

I may do The Velvet Underground's "Sunday Morning" as a bonus track, but I'm really hoping that We Tigers do that one.

- FiL

pabrizzer
01-20-2013, 04:57 PM
Going for an obvious one here, but I've always liked playing "Ruby Tuesday" on the 8-string.


I may do The Velvet Underground's "Sunday Morning" as a bonus track, but I'm really hoping that We Tigers do that one.

- FiL

Great job and yes the 8 string was beautiful especially the outro.
It was high on my list as it is a fav of mine. I'll probably do it as a bonus.

peewee
01-20-2013, 06:27 PM
Uke4ia, a diabolical theme you have here.

here's a longtime favorite from Joe Jackson. The new-wave ska riff + singing thing is more challenging than I thought it would be, and I have a mild case of out-of-tune-new-strings. Also my go-go dancer is sick so is merely illustrating the song by reading the Sunday Papers. Anyway, it's a great song: melodic, upbeat, snotty and rude. I changed the line about "new sex positions" to avoid having to explain what that meant..I wish I had a bass player on my block!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyxbgf9EmX0

uke4ia
01-20-2013, 07:10 PM
Joe Jackson is great for this week. He did "Sunday Papers", "Fridays" (a favorite of mine - "she don't care no more, she gets paid on Fridays"), and "Laundromat Monday".

pabrizzer
01-20-2013, 07:31 PM
My entry which is based on Friday by JJ Cale. His song is basically one chord featuring bass and lead riffs. So I have modified it considerably.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqT5pYC5agU

Chris Tarman
01-20-2013, 07:43 PM
Uke4ia, a diabolical theme you have here.

here's a longtime favorite from Joe Jackson. The new-wave ska riff + singing thing is more challenging than I thought it would be, and I have a mild case of out-of-tune-new-strings. Also my go-go dancer is sick so is merely illustrating the song by reading the Sunday Papers. Anyway, it's a great song: melodic, upbeat, snotty and rude. I changed the line about "new sex positions" to avoid having to explain what that meant..I wish I had a bass player on my block!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyxbgf9EmX0

You can't just use ANY old bass player for that. You need Graham Maby! His contributions to those Joe Jackson records was GIGANTIC. The bass part to "Geraldine and John" is freakin' awesome!

And your helper was fantastic, by the way!

wee_ginga_yin
01-21-2013, 01:36 AM
Steve Earl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imVUgnNfIKw) says this is one of the most perfect songs ever written... you have got to believe the man.


David Olney (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVtl5NpPgqA) who wrote the song gives a little bit of history.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czOdsojz8lM

Wongo
01-21-2013, 01:57 AM
Gutted I had a song in mind but someone got to it before me :(

wee_ginga_yin
01-21-2013, 02:07 AM
Gutted I had a song in mind but someone got to it before me :(

I think Lazy Sunday afternoon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZKslHD-5bw) is made for you... but only if you do the Mick Jagger clap ala Marriot

xommen
01-21-2013, 04:39 AM
Gutted I had a song in mind but someone got to it before me :(

You can always try to annoy uke4ia and do a version of "Friday" by Rebecca Black ;).

~dave~~wave~
01-21-2013, 05:11 AM
Totally dug out the THEM this morning, convinced no one would do it. Worked on it all day- guess I should have known :)

Bad luck, cuz. Our loss. I'd love to hear your version.

There's also the overwrought Lee Hazelwood - Nancy Sinatra song with the same title. :cool:

FiL
01-21-2013, 05:23 AM
Great job and yes the 8 string was beautiful especially the outro.
It was high on my list as it is a fav of mine. I'll probably do it as a bonus.

Thanks, pa! Looking forward to hearing your version!

- FiL

strumsilly
01-21-2013, 05:42 AM
You can always try to annoy uke4ia and do a version of "Friday" by Rebecca Black ;).

Confession alert:I've Never even heard of her[ now you guys will know I'm not cool} I thought doing a parody of it WOULD be cool, but guess what, it's already been done. numerous times. but not with a ukulele, hmmmmm. that really would be annoying.

elmann
01-21-2013, 05:42 AM
"Ruby Tuesday" on the 8-string. - FiL
Love it. Really nice played and sung. My voice would die ;-). And the 8-string Ovankol also's very nice, should swap my LU-8 some day.

mattydee
01-21-2013, 06:05 AM
Confession alert:I've Never even heard of her[ now you guys will know I'm not cool} I thought doing a parody of it WOULD be cool, but guess what, it's already been done. numerous times. but not with a ukulele, hmmmmm. that really would be annoying.

Not knowing her actually makes you MUCH cooler, Andy. And that song is already a parody of itself. Oof.

strumsilly
01-21-2013, 06:19 AM
2nd try, the first one didn't make it in its entriety.

http://youtu.be/LT-d6uqIKSU

TCK
01-21-2013, 07:12 AM
WOW- I just had a look at this Rebecca Black song that is bouncing around, and since we are not allowed to badmouth artists on the Underground...
What a soulful delivery she has, and a lyrical complexity that indicates a spiritual depth far beyond her years.
4 minutes I will never get back,
and it has 47 million views.
ouch.

uke4ia
01-21-2013, 08:35 AM
Confession alert:I've Never even heard of her[ now you guys will know I'm not cool} I thought doing a parody of it WOULD be cool, but guess what, it's already been done. numerous times. but not with a ukulele, hmmmmm. that really would be annoying.

The song itself is a parody -- of music. And it has been done many times on ukulele. There are plenty of songs worth doing, play one of them.

uke4ia
01-21-2013, 08:42 AM
Going for an obvious one here, but I've always liked playing "Ruby Tuesday" on the 8-string.


Great job. That song sounds great on the 8-string. As I explained it to my daughter, "the song so good they named a restaurant chain after it."

uke4ia
01-21-2013, 08:53 AM
here's a longtime favorite from Joe Jackson. The new-wave ska riff + singing thing is more challenging than I thought it would be, and I have a mild case of out-of-tune-new-strings. Also my go-go dancer is sick so is merely illustrating the song by reading the Sunday Papers. Anyway, it's a great song: melodic, upbeat, snotty and rude. I changed the line about "new sex positions" to avoid having to explain what that meant..I wish I had a bass player on my block!


Joe Jackson is one of those guys who I've thought about playing several of his songs, but never gotten around to learning any of them. (Y'know, I think 20 years ago I learned "It's Different for Girls" and then forgot it.) But it seems like a lot of his early stuff would lend itself well to the uke. Until your video, all I've heard on uke has been a couple takes on "Is She Really Going Out with Him?"

decaturcomp
01-21-2013, 08:56 AM
tomorrow never knows?


I am planning on doing what is basically a one chord song.
Can anyone guess what it is?

uke4ia
01-21-2013, 08:58 AM
My entry which is based on Friday by JJ Cale. His song is basically one chord featuring bass and lead riffs. So I have modified it considerably.


Thanks. I've never heard that song before. I'm assuming that's a guitarlele. What's the cord coming out of the soundhole, a pickup?

mattydee
01-21-2013, 08:58 AM
WOW- I just had a look at this Rebecca Black song that is bouncing around, and since we are not allowed to badmouth artists on the Underground...
What a soulful delivery she has, and a lyrical complexity that indicates a spiritual depth far beyond her years.
4 minutes I will never get back,
and it has 47 million views.
ouch.

To be fair to humanity, it also has a roughly 4 to 1 dislike to like ratio. Close to 1M dislikes.

uke4ia
01-21-2013, 09:10 AM
Steve Earl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imVUgnNfIKw) says this is one of the most perfect songs ever written... you have got to believe the man.

David Olney (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVtl5NpPgqA) who wrote the song gives a little bit of history.

You do more interesting things with reverb than the next 10 top practitioners. Are you changing the amount of reverb during the song, or are you just singing so softly that any time you sing a little louder it makes that big, booming echo?

uke4ia
01-21-2013, 09:17 AM
2nd try, the first one didn't make it in its entriety.


A Cat Stevens album track! I've been surprised so far this Season, there's been a lot more non-hit songs than I had expected. I thought most people would gravitate toward the hits. But I think in both Seasons I've hosted, the most fun has just been the total surprise to see what songs people choose, the wonder of seeing what happens next.

peewee
01-21-2013, 09:22 AM
Joe Jackson is one of those guys who I've thought about playing several of his songs, but never gotten around to learning any of them. (Y'know, I think 20 years ago I learned "It's Different for Girls" and then forgot it.) But it seems like a lot of his early stuff would lend itself well to the uke. Until your video, all I've heard on uke has been a couple takes on "Is She Really Going Out with Him?"

A few years ago I saw Inara George (Lowell's daughter) performing "Fools in Love" (http://youtu.be/ViBvWux8YtA), which reminded me of all those great songs.. I tried "Is She Really Going Out" a while back, but it was a real challenge to play that riff and sing at the same time. I think bands where the singer doesn't play an instrument make for much more disjointed playing and vocals, and a higher degree of difficulty for solo uke.

uke4ia
01-21-2013, 09:24 AM
WOW- I just had a look at this Rebecca Black song that is bouncing around, and since we are not allowed to badmouth artists on the Underground...
What a soulful delivery she has, and a lyrical complexity that indicates a spiritual depth far beyond her years.
4 minutes I will never get back,
and it has 47 million views.
ouch.
In case there's anyone who hasn't heard the Rebecca Black story yet, her mother paid to have a video made by a vanity production company. The company wrote the song. It then became a viral YouTube sensation, getting huge numbers of dislikes on YouTube but also huge numbers of iTunes purchases. She later appeared on Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night" video.

uke4ia
01-21-2013, 09:28 AM
A few years ago I saw Inara George (Lowell's daughter) performing "Fools in Love" (http://youtu.be/ViBvWux8YtA), which reminded me of all those great songs.. I tried "Is She Really Going Out" a while back, but it was a real challenge to play that riff and sing at the same time. I think bands where the singer doesn't play an instrument make for much more disjointed playing and vocals, and a higher degree of difficulty for solo uke.

Maybe. It would still be fun to take a crack at "Look Sharp" or "Do the Instant Mash".

wee_ginga_yin
01-21-2013, 09:38 AM
You do more interesting things with reverb than the next 10 top practitioners. Are you changing the amount of reverb during the song, or are you just singing so softly that any time you sing a little louder it makes that big, booming echo?

Truth be told I have blown one of my speakers on my laptop and I can't hear what I am mixing
anymore. I am only hearing it out one channel so I have no idea what you might be hearing :-)

pabrizzer
01-21-2013, 10:16 AM
Thanks. I've never heard that song before. I'm assuming that's a guitarlele. What's the cord coming out of the soundhole, a pickup?
Yes - Yamaha guitalele with $5 stick on piezo pick up. These pickups work really well in my experience and are needed at open mics and the like.

Jazzbanjorex
01-21-2013, 04:46 PM
I didn't see that anyone had performed this one yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUjY2fwmpyc&feature=youtu.be

apnaples
01-21-2013, 05:33 PM
I did the Velvet Underground's "Sunday Morning". Sorry - the vocals got away from me a little...ok a lot


http://youtu.be/A09NiB5KW8U

FiL
01-21-2013, 05:46 PM
Love it. Really nice played and sung. My voice would die ;-). And the 8-string Ovankol also's very nice, should swap my LU-8 some day.

Thank you, Elmann! The O-8 is definitely a step up from the LU-8. The solid spruce top really works well for my needs. I've received many compliments on its sound over the years.

- FiL

FiL
01-21-2013, 05:48 PM
Great job. That song sounds great on the 8-string. As I explained it to my daughter, "the song so good they named a restaurant chain after it."

Apologies for not multi-quoting. I should have scrolled down before posting my last reply. Thanks for the kind words, and thanks for hosting a theme that is right up my alley.

- FiL

Hippie Dribble
01-21-2013, 09:28 PM
here's a boney M that mentions pretty much every day of the week. Great entries so far gang, the awesome seasons just keep on rolling... :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1HKk9kUWvw

pabrizzer
01-21-2013, 09:53 PM
here's a boney M that mentions pretty much every day of the week. Great entries so far gang, the awesome seasons just keep on rolling... :)

Gee, great job as usual Jon!
How do you remember all the lyrics and chords to these songs?
Your videos always look so good (spontaneous and fun) because your nose isn't glued to the song sheet (like mine ALWAYS is).
Loved the entry and unentry.

Barbablanca
01-22-2013, 02:48 AM
Here is my entry entitled "One Saturday Morning (Pie in the Sky)"

I have mistakenly titled it as being for the 48th Season. :confused: Please forgive me!

The tune was written / worked out on the Baritone that I won in Eugene's Christmas Song Contest. :cool:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRf3_B2bfQM&feature=youtube_gdata

Lyrics:

One Saturday Morning (Pie in the Sky)

Am F
One Saturday morning came a step on the stair,
Am G
I opened the door, but there was no-one there.
Am F
Then my heart it went cold as I felt you brush past,
Am G Am
And I knew in that moment that youíd breathed your last.

Call it intuition, or call it a hunch,
But the call that came next struck a clean knockout punch.
Jon sobbed and he stammered, `bout a car at the lights,
Adding for cold comfort, you'd had the last rites.


F Am
I didnít want to have faith, thought Iíd feel like some crook,
G Am
But when I felt you were there my convictions were shook.
F Am
I didnít want to believe, I had always denied,
G F G Am
There could be any truth in that pie in the sky.


I could still feel your presence as I put down the phone.
Though I felt torn apart, I did not feel alone.
I could sense you with me through that terrible spell,
When your loss turned our heaven to a lingering hell.

Who could I turn to, to say what I knew?
Who would believe me, if I broke the taboo?
I shivered and shook, but I felt no real fear,
When I lay down at night and I knew you were near.

CHORUS

You stayed by my side when I needed you most.
Would I call you a spirit, would I call you a ghost?
I knew you were real, not a trick of my brain,
But just how I knew that, I cannot explain.

Now time has passed and we both have moved on,
I cannot recall when I knew you were gone.
I guess there are those who would think Iím insane.
But I know in my heart that Iíll see you again.

CHORUS

UkeyDave
01-22-2013, 03:16 AM
Here is my entry. I know it's already been done but I only decided to learn this yesterday prior to seeing the other version and didn't want my efforts to go to waste so here it is. This is the first and only take so it's a bit raw. Perhaps its rawness and chorus in slightly too high a key adds to its originality
8-/
Seasonista's are a pretty forgiving bunch so I know I don't need to apologise in advance for the errors.:cool:

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

wallyboy
01-22-2013, 06:12 AM
some great entries as usual,
got a bit lost in the song, and a few mistakes, bit rough but enjoyed doing it,

bob geldof's......i dont like mondays, ear plugs in
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9dOF12B4gQ

Garydavkra
01-22-2013, 06:52 AM
I didn't see it mentioned in the rules but, may we write an original song for this week?

Barbablanca
01-22-2013, 07:57 AM
This week I've a little time on my hands so managed to jot down a few responses to some of the the videos I've seen:

Christian - Unique capoed sound. Not used a capo much with my Ukes. Lovely acoustic version of one of The Cure's more accessible numbers. I was never a fan. Saw them live at a couple of festivals at which I was performing in the 80s and they bored the pants off me. Your version held my attention.

Elman Bouncy song about Bouzoukis playing in Greece sung in German! We're nothing if not international here at UU - ChŁs from Catalunya.

Dave Wave - Wow! A VM song I didn't know! I worshipped at the altar of Veedon Fleece for many years

FiL - One of my favourite Glimmer Twins tracks. Though my favourite version is the full-on performance by Melanie. Love the sound of your 8 string both plucked and strummed.

Pee Wee - Cuteness factor 80% (head shakes & eyebrow dancing :) ) It'd have been 100% if she'd sang along. Though it's a good job she wasn't paying attention to the lyrics. My daughter at her age would have demanded I explain all that about the actress and the bishop, etc.

Pabrizzer - You certainly managed to get that JJ Cale feel in this one. Lovely simple riff used very effectively.

WGY - Another triumph of your wonderful Reverb/Delay/Flanger/Phaser minimalism! Very Pseudo-Shakespearian lyrics.

Strumsilly - IMHO there cannot be too many Cat Stevens covers on the Seasons. His early stuff was so brilliant. Confident performance!

Jazzbanjorex - I was expecting "Lady Day" and you growled out a gutsy blues. But wow you looked so laid back in that video you were almost reclining ;)

Apnaples - Love the crisp sound of that Islander (slight reverb?). You look so like a friend of mine here in Catalunya that when the video started I thought you were him!!! VU wrote some fine songs and that's up among them.

Eugene - What can I say! A riot of headgear fronted by another confident performance. If I had to criticise I'd say "play to the camera a bit more" - but then that'd not be a "Eugene" video, would it?

Ukey Davey - I also started reviving a version of RT inspired by FiL. It's going into my new "Covers" set I'm working on with a friend.

Barbablanca
01-22-2013, 08:02 AM
Couldn't resist checking out the Rebecca Black - It really has the worst lyrics since Autobahn! That video illustrates the crassest elements of popular "culture" and proves once again that quality counts for nothing in a world where money rules. :(

I was worried that my daughter would say it was one of her favourites, confirming my fear that she has not acquired her father's cool taste ;). But when she got home I told her I'd seen it and she replied that it was: "The biggest load of crap on youtube!" - Phew :cool:

apnaples
01-22-2013, 08:49 AM
This week I've a little time on my hands so managed to jot down a few responses to some of the the videos I've seen:

Apnaples - Love the crisp sound of that Islander (slight reverb?). You look so like a friend of mine here in Catalunya that when the video started I thought you were him!!! VU wrote some fine songs and that's up among them.



Thanks Barbablanca - the Islander does have a nice pop especially with the Fremont blacklines on. Also - I have been told before that I have a doppelganger out there...

elmann
01-22-2013, 10:25 AM
Eugenukulele: how do you remember all the lyrics and chords to these songs?
Didn't you see it? He's writing them behind his eyelids :)

uke4ia
01-22-2013, 11:18 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9dOF12B4gQ

Here's wallyboy's rendition of "I Don't Like Mondays"

uke4ia
01-22-2013, 11:20 AM
I didn't see it mentioned in the rules but, may we write an original song for this week?

Sure you can. Barbablanca did an original song a few posts above yours. I'm hoping to finish one myself.

uke4ia
01-22-2013, 11:33 AM
I didn't see that anyone had performed this one yet.


Great, great bluesy playing there! I definitely need to take string-bending lessons from you. This is another song that's new to me.

uke4ia
01-22-2013, 11:39 AM
I did the Velvet Underground's "Sunday Morning". Sorry - the vocals got away from me a little...ok a lot


Very nice. Remember, one of the benefits of playing a Lou Reed or Bob Dylan song is you never have to worry about your vocals being inferior. This goes for Tom Waits, too. I have to explain to young people that there was once a whole genre of rock where people had rewarding careers just doing covers of Dylan songs and singing them better than Bob.

uke4ia
01-22-2013, 11:45 AM
here's a boney M that mentions pretty much every day of the week. Great entries so far gang, the awesome seasons just keep on rolling... :)

First off, I love how colorful this video is. And how you pop up from your own personal Down Under to start the video. While listening, I Googled the song. It has been covered by both Frank Sinatra and Sonic Youth. Your performance is obviously a blend of the two.
:rolleyes:

uke4ia
01-22-2013, 11:55 AM
Here is my entry entitled "One Saturday Morning (Pie in the Sky)"

I have mistakenly titled it as being for the 48th Season. :confused: Please forgive me!

The tune was written / worked out on the Baritone that I won in Eugene's Christmas Song Contest. :cool:


Ghost Day of the Week Song! Booooooooooo! Wow, Jon, Berni wins a ukulele off of you and your reward is to be the bearer of bad news in this song. I dunno about that.

Berni, I know this song is a new one. But Garydavkra's post about original songs got me wondering, are these all new songs that you post every week in the Seasons? If so, you have my great respect for your prolificness. Umm, your prolificity. Your prolificality. Uh, well, you know, you write a lot of songs.

uke4ia
01-22-2013, 12:02 PM
Here is my entry. I know it's already been done but I only decided to learn this yesterday prior to seeing the other version and didn't want my efforts to go to waste so here it is. This is the first and only take so it's a bit raw. Perhaps its rawness and chorus in slightly too high a key adds to its originality
8-/
Seasonista's are a pretty forgiving bunch so I know I don't need to apologise in advance for the errors.:cool:


I think your voice comes across really well here. The higher key agrees with you. By the way, I like your drawing in the title card.

uke4ia
01-22-2013, 12:16 PM
some great entries as usual,
got a bit lost in the song, and a few mistakes, bit rough but enjoyed doing it,

bob geldof's......i dont like mondays, ear plugs in
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9dOF12B4gQ

There are five Monday songs that I figured were popular enough that they would very likely show up this week. So far, this is the first one of them that has actually been done. People have gone with more deep album cuts than I expected. I have this vague idea that maybe this isn't the first Boomtown Rats song that's been done during the Seasons. But I don't remember what the other one was, or who did it. And I could just be hallucinating the whole thing. My memory isn't as reliable as it used to be. Or is it? :confused:

Barbablanca
01-22-2013, 12:57 PM
Actually, not every song I work up for the season is a new song. I've been writing songs since I was 15 and have quite a back catalogue. But just doing a quick count I note that 20 out of the 33 songs I have posted for UU activities since I started back in the 20th Season have been written especially for the events (five of them being for the Xmas Competition) so even not counting them that's 15 new songs. The Seasons have had me on a roll!

When a new theme is announced, I have a think about if any of my existing songs fit the bill and if so I record that one. If not, I have a think about the theme and see if the muse happens to be around that day. In the case of "One Saturday Morning" - I did a Search (using various days as key words) of my archives and up popped the title. I couldn't even remember what it was about as it was an unfinished song - having complete lyrics, but no melody (or the original tune I'd thought of being completely forgotten).

I thought it fitted the theme well enough, since the main event happens on a single day (the death of the woman who will haunt him). So, I then rescued it from the "To be explored" directory and picked up the many coloured Bari. The tune almost wrote itself!

Hippie Dribble
01-22-2013, 02:05 PM
here's um...another boney arse that also mentions all the days of the week. I recorded this back in August, it's the theme from my fave tv show... :rolleyes:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcNhmlRP2yA

TCK
01-22-2013, 02:14 PM
Chewing through the WALLS to get a song on this season...gotta wait until my lovely lady friend learns it, which is not a bad thing. I just happen to have a tough of attention deficit-
So, I did this season 24 as a bonus (I could not enter- wife was runnin' it). I figured I would not do it again, and I am glad for that- Chrimess turned in a cracker!
Here's my take, make-up and all

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6JiBFY63CE&list=UU1xday0NyeuItGfSKVnR8-w&index=43

Jazzbanjorex
01-22-2013, 04:42 PM
This week I've a little time on my hands so managed to jot down a few responses to some of the the videos I've seen:

Jazzbanjorex - I was expecting "Lady Day" and you growled out a gutsy blues. But wow you looked so laid back in that video you were almost reclining ;)


Barbablanca: "Lady Day"? I was reclining against the wall behind me. "Laid back blues".



Great, great bluesy playing there! I definitely need to take string-bending lessons from you. This is another song that's new to me.


Uke4ia: Thank you. C minor blues scale over C7, F9th, G9th. Pick a note in the scale. If it resolves against the chord bend it up and return. If it does not resolve bend it up until it does. Well kind of.... Pick a couple of notes in the scale before or after the bend to add flare. Some notes sound ok bending a half step and others need to bend a whole step. Playing against a backing track helps a lot.

uke4ia
01-22-2013, 05:16 PM
Where are all the women Seasonistas this week? There have been 15 entries and 5 bonus tracks this season, and so far the only female participant has been peewee's daughter.

Hippie Dribble
01-22-2013, 06:43 PM
this one is my entry Jim, I recorded it pretty hastily this morning. Not particularly impressed with it but time - for once - is at a premium this week for us and my attention span is that of a butterfly. Thanks for hosting another great theme mate and indulging us all. This song is from the 1943 film 'Dixie', starring Bing Crosby.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aqXEMOY9Ts

myrnaukelele
01-22-2013, 08:06 PM
Where are all the women Seasonistas this week? There have been 15 entries and 5 bonus tracks this season, and so far the only female participant has been peewee's daughter.
We're practicing. ;-)

myrnaukelele
01-22-2013, 08:10 PM
here's my entry...another fun week!

thanks mr. uke4ia!

Great song! Love it :-)

HOWEVER... The name of the day has to be in the Title of the song.
So I have a feeling uke4ia's gonna put this one in with the Bonus tracks.

ukunuke
01-22-2013, 08:12 PM
Don't care that it broke da rules . . . . loved it! Thanks :)

thesillydave
01-22-2013, 08:20 PM
i just realized that, so deleted it from the contest...back to looking!


Great song! Love it :-)

HOWEVER... The name of the day has to be in the Title of the song.
So I have a feeling uke4ia's gonna put this one in with the Bonus tracks.

Barbablanca
01-22-2013, 11:28 PM
Barbablanca: "Lady Day"?

A nickname for Billie Holiday who sang "They Call it Stormy Monday" and "Stormy Weather" and had a tempestuous life which perhaps explained her interest in singing about storms. ;)

Jazzbanjorex
01-23-2013, 02:07 AM
My first thoughts for this challenge were:
Monday, Monday by the Mamas and the Papas
and Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down by the Carpenters.

But I have another in mind if I get time to throw in a bonus.

austin1
01-23-2013, 03:26 AM
hey everyone--sorry I've been such a seasonista fail for the last...two months? Crap. Grad school is punching me in the face with brass knuckles.

Tootler
01-23-2013, 05:20 AM
I think it unlikely I will get anything done this week. We're having some alterations done in the house so getting things uke related done is a real problem. I've not really even had time to listen to many of the entries.

Pity as I had found something a little different that would have fitted very nicely.

Tina, you have my sympathy. It gets like that sometimes. Remember, it will all be worth it in the end.

max2173
01-23-2013, 06:35 AM
My laptop's been broken for a good few months now, yet I have no clue why I hadn't thought to record on my phone before today. The sound quality suffers a bit but it's not all that bad!!!


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

I'm glad to be back, and hopefully I'll have a new laptop soon (the kind people at Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs gave me 7 months tax back that I shouldn't have paid!) so I can carry on with the seasons.

decaturcomp
01-23-2013, 07:55 AM
Hardest season yet for me. I couldn't find chords for Costello's Wednesday Week and figured out 3/4 of it before I realized it was going poorly.
I was so embarrassed before that I reshot this with a tad more practice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SebPD3FecyE

KoaDependent
01-23-2013, 08:00 AM
I know what you mean about Wednesday Week, Alan. I looked for that too. Even though I haven't actually entered a vid yet, I've been using the past dozen or so seasons as an excuse to expand my songlist and practice some new things.

Jazzbanjorex
01-23-2013, 08:26 AM
hey everyone--sorry I've been such a seasonista fail for the last...two months? Crap. Grad school is punching me in the face with brass knuckles.

I'm sorry, do we know you? :D (Just kidding!) Hope you get things smoothed out soon.

Barbablanca
01-23-2013, 08:30 AM
Wow, Alan, as it started I felt a shiver of recognition, but I was searching through my mind for the Doo Wap style band who had done it... Then it suddenly hit me that it was a Bowie number! I bet you his original sounded very close to what you do with the song here. It really does have an early 60s feel like that and I'm sure that was the influence, even if the final recorded version was typical 70s Glam Rock in its approach to the song.

Yours is a great version to which you add heart-soaked nostalgia by being a middle-aged guy singing it and therefore adding a note of "lost youth" poignancy to the already heavy nostalgia the original attempted to invoke and transform. :cool:

decaturcomp
01-23-2013, 09:11 AM
Thanks very much, Berni.

Good call on the doo wop, you must have remembered the backing vocals which were very much in that vein. Wiki says:
"Heavily influenced by 1950s doo-wop (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doo-wop), "Drive-In Saturday" describes how the inhabitants of a post-apocalyptic world in the future (Bowie once said the year 2033)[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drive-In_Saturday#cite_note-1) have forgotten how to reproduce, and need to watch old porn films (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pornographic_movie) to see how it's done."

I had that record and played it a good bit. It was the pre streaming time when folks only had a couple few dozen records and that was almost all of what they listened to regularly. Going to someone else's place to hear a new record was a treat. Funny to think that way now. These days I hear about a band someone else likes like Lumineers (Not for me) or Black Prarie (Big on my playlist now) and maybe only listen to a few songs or parts of a few songs before passing judgement. Perhaps it was partly scarcity that made me appreciate the music of that time.





Wow, Alan, as it started I felt a shiver of recognition, but I was searching through my mind for the Doo Wap style band who had done it... Then it suddenly hit me that it was a Bowie number! I bet you his original sounded very close to what you do with the song here. It really does have an early 60s feel like that and I'm sure that was the influence, even if the final recorded version was typical 70s Glam Rock in its approach to the song.

Yours is a great version to which you add heart-soaked nostalgia by being a middle-aged guy singing it and therefore adding a note of "lost youth" poignancy to the already heavy nostalgia the original attempted to invoke and transform. :cool:

pabrizzer
01-23-2013, 10:31 AM
I had that record and played it a good bit. It was the pre streaming time when folks only had a couple few dozen records and that was almost all of what they listened to regularly. Going to someone else's place to hear a new record was a treat. Funny to think that way now. These days I hear about a band someone else likes like Lumineers (Not for me) or Black Prarie (Big on my playlist now) and maybe only listen to a few songs or parts of a few songs before passing judgement. Perhaps it was partly scarcity that made me appreciate the music of that time.

It really was a different time. There was a great deal of rigmarole (theatre really) in hearing music at home in those days. Radio was important to put you on to something (it had almost total control of what we knew about), once you knew of an artist or band you could search out new material at the record store, the sales person might recommend something not radioed yet, you buy it, take it home, then comes the whole playing the record thing.

And people got insanely wealthy - I was watching a show about the Bee Gees last night. Maurice said he had about 15 cars (Rolls Royce etc) before he was 20.

Now I can watch what people have posted within seconds of them doing so. I want to work out a song I search on YouTube and it is almost always there.

I can share my meagre efforts and get some sort of response. It really is amazing.

uke4ia
01-23-2013, 10:56 AM
My first thoughts for this challenge were:
Monday, Monday by the Mamas and the Papas
and Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down by the Carpenters.


These are two of the Monday songs I was expecting to see this week, along with "I Don't Like Mondays" that wallyboy already did. The other two are "Manic Monday" (maybe Ralf will send along his 47th Season version as a bonus) and Jimmy Buffett's "Come Monday".

Dougf
01-23-2013, 11:01 AM
I did an instrumental version of this a while back for John's Old Time Religion contest, so I thought I'd try one with vocals.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4KUHUXh6CM

barefootgypsy
01-23-2013, 11:11 AM
I Don't Like Mondays. When I first thought of doing this - I thought I couldn't. Then I decided, what the heck.... go for it. So I did. Couldn't decide whether to sing it "up" or "down" - so I did both, for my sins.......


http://youtu.be/alIs8zMug6w

barefootgypsy
01-23-2013, 11:16 AM
My laptop's been broken for a good few months now, yet I have no clue why I hadn't thought to record on my phone before today. The sound quality suffers a bit but it's not all that bad!!!
I'm glad to be back, and hopefully I'll have a new laptop soon (the kind people at Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs gave me 7 months tax back that I shouldn't have paid!) so I can carry on with the seasons.OOh, the Drifters- love that number! You gave it the right vibe! Nice voice, too, loved it!

barefootgypsy
01-23-2013, 11:20 AM
My first thoughts for this challenge were:
Monday, Monday by the Mamas and the Papas
and Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down by the Carpenters.

But I have another in mind if I get time to throw in a bonus.Rainy Days and Mondays - I started to look at this one, but just a couple of lines in, I got so depressed! I dropped it immediately - it's such a sad and depressing song! Poor Karen Carpenter......

barefootgypsy
01-23-2013, 11:24 AM
Where are all the women Seasonistas this week? There have been 15 entries and 5 bonus tracks this season, and so far the only female participant has been peewee's daughter.I'm in! Am I really the first? Well, that's a first...... there's a first time for everything!

barefootgypsy
01-23-2013, 11:30 AM
Chewing through the WALLS to get a song on this season...gotta wait until my lovely lady friend learns it, which is not a bad thing. I just happen to have a tough of attention deficit-
So, I did this season 24 as a bonus (I could not enter- wife was runnin' it). I figured I would not do it again, and I am glad for that- Chrimess turned in a cracker!
Here's my take, make-up and all
Nice one, Dave! SO many songs on here are totally new to me - loved that one! Good job! :)

decaturcomp
01-23-2013, 11:49 AM
On the other hand, live music from major acts was cheaper then. Supply and demand I guess. Or, perhaps it was record companies saying they were going to cover the cost of the tour when it was really just a loansharking operation aimed at the musicians royalties.


It really was a different time. There was a great deal of rigmarole (theatre really) in hearing music at home in those days. Radio was important to put you on to something (it had almost total control of what we knew about), once you knew of an artist or band you could search out new material at the record store, the sales person might recommend something not radioed yet, you buy it, take it home, then comes the whole playing the record thing.

And people got insanely wealthy - I was watching a show about the Bee Gees last night. Maurice said he had about 15 cars (Rolls Royce etc) before he was 20.

Now I can watch what people have posted within seconds of them doing so. I want to work out a song I search on YouTube and it is almost always there.

I can share my meagre efforts and get some sort of response. It really is amazing.

Barbablanca
01-23-2013, 12:12 PM
Eugene - Hapy Days on a little cheap Uke sounds just so much happier!

As for your entry. Nice. Is that Baritone the replacement for the customised TU5? Rich tone!
I loved the sepia tint. Perfect for this period piece.

B.F. GYPSY I think I preferred the deeper voice. But perhaps you should have transposed it and sought a middle ground.

Few people seem to remember that Geldof wrote the song in response to a school shooting. The kid who had murdered classmates and staff was asked why he did it and his single short sentence reply gave Geldof the name of the song and its famous "hook".

decaturcomp
01-23-2013, 12:21 PM
Couldn't think of ANYTHING I liked and now I've remembered something for a bonus... So it goes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sjcX1fMtRk

Joko
01-23-2013, 01:08 PM
The song itself is a parody -- of music. And it has been done many times on ukulele. .

Soooo.. hypothetically speaking if one (or more) of us had ALREADY performed a parody of it on ukulele... hmmm... I wonder who would do something like that?... Then posting it here would still be frowned upon?

xommen
01-23-2013, 01:16 PM
Soooo.. hypothetically speaking if one (or more) of us had ALREADY performed a parody of it on ukulele... hmmm... I wonder who would do something like that?... Then posting it here would still be frowned upon?

I think uke4ia said he would not post it to any playlist for the season, your (or any other hypothetical person's) post would still be here ;).

Joko
01-23-2013, 01:56 PM
MUST...NOT....POOOOST.....

http://youtu.be/Alo9xmHxPbQ

sorry... couldn't help myself.

Joko
01-23-2013, 02:22 PM
About 5 or 6 days ago, I shaved off the tip of my right index finger in a horrible cheese grater accident. It was nasty. Blood everywhere. Now, I know that as physical impairments go, cutting off the tip of your finger is pretty minor, but I have learned one thing: on the outside of the body at least, there is no more important 2 square millimeter area than the tip of your right index finger (if you're right handed). I've had to teach myself to type without using that finger. Clicking a mouse? OUCH! And although, it's still somewhat recovering, I haven't been able to strum my ukulele "normally."

Here is my entry for the week. It's a song about a decapitated head lamenting not having a body on Saturday Night.


http://youtu.be/VvpZuF5mwbY

Jazzbanjorex
01-23-2013, 02:36 PM
Rainy Days and Mondays - I started to look at this one, but just a couple of lines in, I got so depressed! I dropped it immediately - it's such a sad and depressing song! Poor Karen Carpenter......

I looked at it this morning and felt the same... depressing.

uke4ia
01-23-2013, 02:57 PM
here's um...another boney arse that also mentions all the days of the week. I recorded this back in August, it's the theme from my fave tv show... :rolleyes:


I had "Sunday" on the playlist as your entry for the week because I didn't realize that "boney" meant "bonus". I never got into the TV show, but I enjoy the song.

uke4ia
01-23-2013, 03:00 PM
Chewing through the WALLS to get a song on this season...gotta wait until my lovely lady friend learns it, which is not a bad thing. I just happen to have a tough of attention deficit-
So, I did this season 24 as a bonus (I could not enter- wife was runnin' it). I figured I would not do it again, and I am glad for that- Chrimess turned in a cracker!
Here's my take, make-up and all


Always room for another version of this. Is the eye makeup a comment on Robert Smith's look?

uke4ia
01-23-2013, 03:08 PM
[QUOTE=eugene ukulele;1162741]this one is my entry Jim, I recorded it pretty hastily this morning. Not particularly impressed with it but time - for once - is at a premium this week for us and my attention span is that of a butterfly. Thanks for hosting another great theme mate and indulging us all. This song is from the 1943 film 'Dixie', starring Bing Crosby.[QUOTE]

Nice. As always. The camera angle here makes your left hand look gigantic.

I'm fascinated by the "recommended videos" that come up at the end of a YouTube clip. Are these based on what I've watched previously, what you've watched, what the sum of your viewership has watched? I dunno. At any rate, the options I'm getting here include a nun, Julie Newmar, Shirley Bassey, and basketball highlights.

uke4ia
01-23-2013, 03:11 PM
My laptop's been broken for a good few months now, yet I have no clue why I hadn't thought to record on my phone before today. The sound quality suffers a bit but it's not all that bad!!!

I'm glad to be back, and hopefully I'll have a new laptop soon (the kind people at Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs gave me 7 months tax back that I shouldn't have paid!) so I can carry on with the seasons.

Thanks. This is another song I didn't know before. At my age, it's kind of reassuring to find there are songs that were before my time.

uke4ia
01-23-2013, 03:21 PM
Hardest season yet for me. I couldn't find chords for Costello's Wednesday Week and figured out 3/4 of it before I realized it was going poorly.
I was so embarrassed before that I reshot this with a tad more practice.

I've seen the phrase "crash course for the ravers" before. I never knew where it came from until now.

decaturcomp
01-23-2013, 03:21 PM
This is a great little talking blues number about Lady Day by Koerner, Ray and Glover who were active around the same time as Peter, Paul and Mary.
Bad recording, terrific song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60fPnpdSYIA


A nickname for Billie Holiday who sang "They Call it Stormy Monday" and "Stormy Weather" and had a tempestuous life which perhaps explained her interest in singing about storms. ;)

Jazzbanjorex
01-23-2013, 03:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNtret-odEo&feature=youtu.be

max2173
01-23-2013, 03:27 PM
Thanks. This is another song I didn't know before. At my age, it's kind of reassuring to find there are songs that were before my time.

This song was on a "Party Mix" CD my sisters used to own and play almost constantly; it was the very first day song that came to mind, even before The Cure or Boomtown Rats.

myrnaukelele
01-23-2013, 03:28 PM
Rainy Days and Mondays - I started to look at this one, but just a couple of lines in, I got so depressed! I dropped it immediately - it's such a sad and depressing song! Poor Karen Carpenter......

Funny, I thought about Rainy Days and Mondays for this week and for uke4ia's last contest as well. Decided on other songs for both weeks. You're right, it is a sad story. She had such a wonderful voice - it's a shame that she departed our world much too soon.

decaturcomp
01-23-2013, 03:28 PM
All of the "ravers" mentions I see in a cursory G search refer to this song or to Bowie. There's a tribute album by the name with the most famous participant being Mercury Rev, a radio show, etc. Before this popped back onto my radar today I'd nearly forgotten about it but lots of folks seem to hold this song up as one of his great glam era triumphs. (Not the way I do it though, no.)


I've seen the phrase "crash course for the ravers" before. I never knew where it came from until now.

uke4ia
01-23-2013, 03:29 PM
I did an instrumental version of this a while back for John's Old Time Religion contest, so I thought I'd try one with vocals.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4KUHUXh6CM

Nice stuff. The only Ellington stuff I know is stuff we played in high school band like Take the A Train.

uke4ia
01-23-2013, 03:36 PM
I Don't Like Mondays. When I first thought of doing this - I thought I couldn't. Then I decided, what the heck.... go for it. So I did. Couldn't decide whether to sing it "up" or "down" - so I did both, for my sins.......


I always think this song should be in a I Hate Mondays double-header with Black Uhuru's "Mondays" that dave~~wave did. You did a nice job with it.

uke4ia
01-23-2013, 03:48 PM
Couldn't think of ANYTHING I liked and now I've remembered something for a bonus... So it goes.

I did not expect that we would get multiple versions of Velvet Underground and the Boomtown Rats before we got the obvious Mamas and the Papas cover. But I am enjoying the Seasonistas' tastes in music this week.

uke4ia
01-23-2013, 03:53 PM
MUST...NOT....POOOOST.....

http://youtu.be/Alo9xmHxPbQ

sorry... couldn't help myself.

As the Talking Heads would say, "This song does not exist in any language, it will never be uttered by human mouths".

I remember shortly after the song came out I was the leadoff at an Eggroll Cafť open mic night, and I told everyone to look around at the others gathered there and give them all a good eyeballing because "Before the night is out, one of these people will get up here and sing Rebecca Black's 'Friday'." In fact, I think that speech is on one of my live from the Eggroll YouTube clips.

uke4ia
01-23-2013, 03:58 PM
About 5 or 6 days ago, I shaved off the tip of my right index finger in a horrible cheese grater accident. It was nasty. Blood everywhere. Now, I know that as physical impairments go, cutting off the tip of your finger is pretty minor, but I have learned one thing: on the outside of the body at least, there is no more important 2 square millimeter area than the tip of your right index finger (if you're right handed). I've had to teach myself to type without using that finger. Clicking a mouse? OUCH! And although, it's still somewhat recovering, I haven't been able to strum my ukulele "normally."

Here is my entry for the week. It's a song about a decapitated head lamenting not having a body on Saturday Night.



Sam Cooke! When I was just starting to listen to the radio a lot in 1974, Cat Stevens had a big hit covering this. Although you did have me looking forward to a song about a decapitated head. I wrote a song about a decapitated "Dog Head", I was looking to compare notes. Especially G#.

uke4ia
01-23-2013, 04:01 PM
This is a great little talking blues number about Lady Day by Koerner, Ray and Glover who were active around the same time as Peter, Paul and Mary.
Bad recording, terrific song:

When I was in college in Boston, my older brother brought me to see Spider John Koerner play in a little club in Harvard Square. There was a local guy who went by "Mr. Bones", and he accompanied Koerner playing percussion on the bones -- he played the same rhythm on every single song.

uke4ia
01-23-2013, 04:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNtret-odEo&feature=youtu.be

Bravo, sir! :worship: I was wondering if anyone would dare to try this song, especially at its original speed. I have never in my entire life known the words of this song until now. Things would have been much easier if we'd had Google in the '70s.

uke4ia
01-23-2013, 04:09 PM
All of the "ravers" mentions I see in a cursory G search refer to this song or to Bowie. There's a tribute album by the name with the most famous participant being Mercury Rev, a radio show, etc. Before this popped back onto my radar today I'd nearly forgotten about it but lots of folks seem to hold this song up as one of his great glam era triumphs. (Not the way I do it though, no.)

I've got a science fiction anthology that has a story called "Crash Course for the Ravers".

myrnaukelele
01-23-2013, 07:45 PM
I decided to do a country song this week. This was written by Sean Tracey (a singer/songwriter out of Austin Texas) and can be heard on his Trouble CD. It's called Sunday Mornin'

http://youtu.be/WSG8bonUnHw

Jazzbanjorex
01-24-2013, 03:07 AM
I don't think anyone has done this yet, if so, sorry,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmMwZVpC2AE&feature=youtu.be

Dougf
01-24-2013, 04:58 AM
Jazzbanjorex did a great rendition of this classic, here's mine from season 47 for the bonus list.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCbZkAEzO8o

xommen
01-24-2013, 07:47 AM
I did two other bonuses, this one is a take at Saterday Night by Herman Brood ( I suggested somebody do it on page 2 or so ;-)).

http://youtu.be/_H-jYRXZufw

xommen
01-24-2013, 07:51 AM
And I ended up writing an original for this season, this is the first song for me that started with the melody and then some lyrics came to mind.
It's called monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, weekend, as it needed a name of the week in the title ;).

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

pabrizzer
01-24-2013, 09:31 AM
I don't think anyone has done this yet, if so, sorry,

Real good Rex.
You have replaced the big brass Chicago sound for the big Rex ukulele sound.

decaturcomp
01-24-2013, 09:44 AM
I'm kinda sure no one has done this yet...kinda:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgXIhRra4-g

uke4ia
01-24-2013, 12:45 PM
I decided to do a country song this week. This was written by Sean Tracey (a singer/songwriter out of Austin Texas) and can be heard on his Trouble CD. It's called Sunday Mornin'


Another song I've never heard before! Nice performance, Myrna.

uke4ia
01-24-2013, 12:47 PM
I don't think anyone has done this yet, if so, sorry,


I was a high school trumpet player in the '70s, so I loves me some Chicago. I've played this song on trumpet, piano, and ukulele. Can you dig it? Yes I can. Thanks.

uke4ia
01-24-2013, 12:53 PM
Jazzbanjorex did a great rendition of this classic, here's mine from season 47 for the bonus list.


I love those slides down the neck during the instrumental. After hearing two versions of this, I'm still trying to figure out that "The eagle flies on Friday" line. Are you two spies, and that's your code phrase when greeting each other?

uke4ia
01-24-2013, 12:57 PM
I did two other bonuses, this one is a take at Saterday Night by Herman Brood ( I suggested somebody do it on page 2 or so ;-)).


Whoa! "Stand back at a safe distance, citizens, I have a fuzz pedal!" You may be the first person in the Seasons to do two songs with the same title in the same playlist. Extra kudos because neither one was the Bay City Rollers song.

uke4ia
01-24-2013, 01:07 PM
And I ended up writing an original for this season, this is the first song for me that started with the melody and then some lyrics came to mind.
It's called monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, weekend, as it needed a name of the week in the title ;).

When you got to the line about "Thursday is the day before Friday", I had a brief, scary Rebecca Black flashback. But other than that, I liked it. Nice chord scheme.

uke4ia
01-24-2013, 01:12 PM
I'm kinda sure no one has done this yet...kinda:

When I saw the video was titled Saturday Night, I was sure this one would be the Bay City Rollers. But no! The Grateful Dead!

TCK
01-24-2013, 03:22 PM
Well Uke41a...I had every intention of making a truly beautiful video for ya...
and the dog intervened.
I have this pit bull (you all have seen her- at least those of you that watch these) I rescued from certain death and taught manners-she will never leave my side. Please enjoy her patter beneath my feet as percussion, and her bouncing off the tripod mid-video, just for effect. I watched it, sighed, and figured I would have it no other way. The perfect collaboration.
Every Day Is Like Sunday- The Smiths

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqLboehzcr8&feature=youtu.be

uke4ia
01-24-2013, 04:14 PM
Well Uke41a...I had every intention of making a truly beautiful video for ya...
and the dog intervened.
I have this pit bull (you all have seen her- at least those of you that watch these) I rescued from certain death and taught manners-she will never leave my side. Please enjoy her patter beneath my feet as percussion, and her bouncing off the tripod mid-video, just for effect. I watched it, sighed, and figured I would have it no other way. The perfect collaboration.
Every Day Is Like Sunday- The Smiths

Thanks, TCK! I like this better than the original.

Chris Tarman
01-24-2013, 04:41 PM
Well, here's my entry. I hope uke4ia enjoys this. We seem to have very similar tastes in music, at least in English Prog Rock. It's a safe bet no one else will do this one. Hell, it's a safe bet no one else has even HEARD this one!

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

uke4ia
01-24-2013, 05:05 PM
Well, here's my entry. I hope uke4ia enjoys this. We seem to have very similar tastes in music, at least in English Prog Rock. It's a safe bet no one else will do this one. Hell, it's a safe bet no one else has even HEARD this one!
If anyone has heard this song, it wasn't me. Interesting sounding chords. Peter Hammill is one of those guys I've heard of over the years more than I've actually heard. I vaguely remember listening to a Van de Graaf Generator album or two in college, but I don't remember anything about the music. I've got an album by Premiata Forneria Marconi where Hamill sings "Sea of Memory" with PFM -- that's the only thing I can think of with Hammill in my music collection. Thanks.

Chris Tarman
01-24-2013, 05:58 PM
Well, hmmm.... I thought for sure at least you would have heard it. I'm a bit younger than you, and my exposure to Peter Hammill came in a really roundabout way. I'm a bass player, so I always knew about Yes, but until college, the only other "Prog" band I really knew was Jethro Tull (even though I don't think they were EXACTLY "Prog", for the most part). I got into Genesis through Peter Gabriel. I love early Genesis, and still think they're one of the most unique sounding bands ever. Later, I discovered a newer English band, Marillion, that was the closest thing I'd ever heard to old Genesis. I listened to them on and off (still do, if I'm in the right mood).
A couple of years ago, I heard a story on NPR about Van der Graaf Generator and Peter Hammill, and how they were the one prog band that groups like The Sex Pistols cited as an influence. Later still, by total chance, I was reading something about Marillion online, and saw that Peter Hammill had been a big influence on Fish's (Marillion's original singer) writing and singing style. So I thought "I ought to check him out". I looked on iTunes and saw that one of Hammill's solo albums is in fact pictured in the cover art on Marillion's second album "Fugazi". So I downloaded it, and sure enough, I could DEFINITELY hear his influence on Fish. And that's where this song came from... Still the only album I have by him. I haven't taken the plunge in to Van der Graaf yet. But that Peter Hammill disc ("Over"), is pretty interesting. Odd, but interesting.
I could only approximate the really odd-sounding chord on the uke. It's supposedly a Dm9 to a Dm9#5 switch in the beginning part of the verses. Everything else is pretty straightforward.

uke4ia
01-24-2013, 06:10 PM
In the '70s, there were a few prog bands that made it onto American radio, so it was easy to find about them, like Yes, Genesis, Tull, ELP, Kansas, Rush. Without YouTube or iTunes sound clips, to find out whether you liked other bands you had to know someone who already had the albums and played them for you, or you had to risk your money and try buying an album blind. When I was in college and near a good used record store, I'd try some bands that way. "I've got three bucks available -- should I try Van der Graaf Generator, Amon Duul II, Gentle Giant, or Grobschnitt?" There were a lot of prog bands I just never got exposed to, like Marillion. I've got a 30-year-old uke player friend now who says my singing voice reminds her of Fish. I have no idea. At the same time, I ended up with some albums that do nothing for me, like Hatfield and the North.

Chris Tarman
01-24-2013, 06:38 PM
Duh..... I feel silly now! Of course I knew about Rush, being a bassist (in fact, I just saw them in November!), and I knew about ELP even in high school. I don't know why I could only think of Yes when I was naming progressive bands I knew early on... Tired, I guess!
Your friend is right. Your voice reminds me of Fish, too. If you want to take the plunge, I recommend either "Misplaced Childhood" or "Clutching At Straws" by Marillion, or Fish's recent solo album "13th Star". When they had Fish, Marillion sounded like a strange cross between Gabriel-era Genesis and "Wish You Were Here"-era Pink Floyd.
I worked in a used record store in college, so I also picked up a bunch of LPs that didn't do much for me. And a LOT that did. I didn't actually make much money at that job!

thesillydave
01-24-2013, 08:52 PM
a sam cooke/foster brooks version...for those of you who remember foster....

http://youtu.be/y0QnQOL0K5s

just being silly...enjoying the days!

peewee
01-24-2013, 09:51 PM
Bone Us!
Some really interesting songs and performances this week, I've watched almost all, I like it when the theme makes everyone dig for material a little.
Here's (Rebecca) Black Friday by Steely Dan, kind of a lazy arrangement, and a first take too, but a great song.
Also it's a fitting song for my mood, having just had our black cat of 18 years euthanized a few hours ago. :(
Sorry, my go-go dancer is asleep.


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

barefootgypsy
01-25-2013, 02:46 AM
Well, here's my entry. I hope uke4ia enjoys this. We seem to have very similar tastes in music, at least in English Prog Rock. It's a safe bet no one else will do this one. Hell, it's a safe bet no one else has even HEARD this one!
You know, I liked that - never heard it before, of course, it's not my era at all, (60's!) but I loved those melancholy chords, and you sang and played it really well! It was rather haunting.....nice one! :D

barefootgypsy
01-25-2013, 02:54 AM
I'm kinda sure no one has done this yet...kinda:
I loved that! It was so well done, Alan! - loved the mood, loved the chords, some unusual ones there - what were they, please? :) L. (copied comment to Youtube....)

barefootgypsy
01-25-2013, 02:56 AM
Bone Us!
Some really interesting songs and performances this week, I've watched almost all, I like it when the theme makes everyone dig for material a little.
Here's (Rebecca) Black Friday by Steely Dan, kind of a lazy arrangement, and a first take too, but a great song.
Also it's a fitting song for my mood, having just had our cat of 18 years euthanized a few hours ago. :(
Sorry, my go-go dancer is asleep.

Peewee I haven't watched your vid yet, but I will..... just wanted to say, I'm so sorry about your cat. I cried buckets when I had to have ours put to sleep.

decaturcomp
01-25-2013, 04:13 AM
Since you're going to rock out with One More Saturday Night. You should probably hear a more fleshed out version.
This one is from a highly regarded run of shows:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm132ekzzKw


I loved that! It was so well done, Alan! - loved the mood, loved the chords, some unusual ones there - what were they, please? :) L. (copied comment to Youtube....)

decaturcomp
01-25-2013, 04:35 AM
FB Roasting Hubert Humphrey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbLn7cX-HHg

a sam cooke/foster brooks version...for those of you who remember foster....


just being silly...enjoying the days!

Dougf
01-25-2013, 04:46 AM
I love those slides down the neck during the instrumental. After hearing two versions of this, I'm still trying to figure out that "The eagle flies on Friday" line. Are you two spies, and that's your code phrase when greeting each other?

"The eagle flies on Friday" means payday. Ginny said her dad used the phrase when handing out allowances.

barefootgypsy
01-25-2013, 04:57 AM
Since you're going to rock out with One More Saturday Night. You should probably hear a more fleshed out version.
This one is from a highly regarded run of shows:
Wow, I loved that! First time I've heard the Grateful Dead! I'd heard of them, of course, but I've no idea how popular they were here in the UK. I don't think they got a huge amount of air-time on the radio, and I never saw them on TV here - I think British bands got played more.. and in '72 I was very busy with life as a young married, also studying full-time...... it's never too late to discover and learn, is it! So thanks for the introduction to the "Dead"...... they were great! :D

uke4ia
01-25-2013, 05:18 AM
a sam cooke/foster brooks version...for those of you who remember foster....

just being silly...enjoying the days!

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy! That was an unexpected mashup.

uke4ia
01-25-2013, 05:27 AM
Bone Us!
Some really interesting songs and performances this week, I've watched almost all, I like it when the theme makes everyone dig for material a little.
Here's (Rebecca) Black Friday by Steely Dan, kind of a lazy arrangement, and a first take too, but a great song.
Also it's a fitting song for my mood, having just had our black cat of 18 years euthanized a few hours ago. :(
Sorry, my go-go dancer is asleep.


Sorry to hear about your cat. Thanks for making an attempt at Steely Dan. You're reminding me that around the time the Seasons started, I was learning some Steely Dan from some sheet music I have. I just about had "Peg" down, but then scrapped it because I'd learned it in the original key, which was impossible for me to sing in, and I never finished learning it in the alternate key. I'd also done some preliminary messing around with "Don't Take Me Alive" and "Aja". Once I got hooked on the Seasons, I never made time to work on it again.

Barbablanca
01-25-2013, 06:47 AM
.....First time I've heard the Grateful Dead! I'd heard of them, of course, but I've no idea how popular they were here in the UK. ......

Ah, then you weren't with me in the mud and the glory that was the Bickershaw Festival (http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/bickershaw-menu.html) near Wigan in early 1972, The Grateful Dead were the headliners of the festival on the Sunday evening.

Some idiot had told the organisers that "Early May" was the driest time of year in the North West of Britain. But relatively dry in the NW is soaking anywhere else! ;) It was one of the wettest festivals in history! Sleeping in a pool of mud in a rain drenched sleeping bag was not exactly fun. Ah... youth, what they will put up with in the name of entertainment.

The drug squad certainly took Dylan up on his line: "Must bust in early May; orders from the DA" at Bickershaw :rolleyes:

apnaples
01-25-2013, 08:22 AM
I felt inspired to add a bonus song - I figured this one needed to get done for this week...Morrissey's "Everyday is like Sunday"


http://youtu.be/mlSTKJky89o

pabrizzer
01-25-2013, 10:05 AM
a sam cooke/foster brooks version...for those of you who remember foster....
just being silly...enjoying the days!

Good one Dave.
I didn't know this was a Sam Cook song. I have gained some knowledge,Thanks Dave!
Entertainment AND education.

decaturcomp
01-25-2013, 10:15 AM
Here's a radio program with the very nice "Dark Star" from that Bickershaw Festival (5/7/72) beginning at about 46:35.
http://archive.org/details/dead_air_20120311
Dark Star only has a couple of short verses but served as a vehicle for some of the better improvisations that the Dead managed in many folks' opinions. So, now you know what kind of hijinks younger Berni was likely to have gotten up to on that date.


Ah, then you weren't with me in the mud and the glory that was the Bickershaw Festival (http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/bickershaw-menu.html) near Wigan in early 1972, The Grateful Dead were the headliners of the festival on the Sunday evening.

Some idiot had told the organisers that "Early May" was the driest time of year in the North West of Britain. But relatively dry in the NW is soaking anywhere else! ;) It was one of the wettest festivals in history! Sleeping in a pool of mud in a rain drenched sleeping bag was not exactly fun. Ah... youth, what they will put up with in the name of entertainment.

The drug squad certainly took Dylan up on his line: "Must bust in early May; orders from the DA" at Bickershaw :rolleyes:

decaturcomp
01-25-2013, 10:17 AM
Anything for another bonus!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFARQ-LVB9E
This could fall into the category of early and unsophisticated for Simon but his worst was wonderful in ways.

glass
01-25-2013, 10:24 AM
once I uploaded it I looked at the playlist....

here it is

http://youtu.be/sqFRnlfF2Zw

decaturcomp
01-25-2013, 10:39 AM
Even bad harmony is better than none for a song like this?
https://soundcloud.com/alan-thornton1/wednesday-morning-3am

Anything for another bonus!

This could fall into the category of early and unsophisticated for Simon but his worst was wonderful in ways.

uke4ia
01-25-2013, 11:08 AM
I felt inspired to add a bonus song - I figured this one needed to get done for this week...Morrissey's "Everyday is like Sunday"


"Please, Sir, I want some Morrissey." TCK has also done this song this week -- great minds thinking in unison.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uARWKdi-tyw/T4iDhUa6fDI/AAAAAAAAAdo/zmzR5OKQ2b4/s1600/oliver.jpg

uke4ia
01-25-2013, 11:17 AM
Anything for another bonus!

This could fall into the category of early and unsophisticated for Simon but his worst was wonderful in ways.

This is the first "Baby, I'ma leave you 'cause I robbed a liquor store" song I've ever heard. I had just suggested it because you'd mentioned that there should be a Season where everyone plays Paul Simon songs.

The only Simon song I've done so far was a version of "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" with the lyrics changed as an in-joke for some co-workers. Growing up in Lewiston, Maine, I used to change "My Little Town" to "My Lewiston" -- "leaving nothing but the bored and boring back in my Lewiston". And every time I go to Groveland, Massachusetts, I start singing "I've a reason to believe we all will be received in Groveland." So apparently Paul Simon triggers my Weird Al Yankovic reflex.

apnaples
01-25-2013, 11:22 AM
"Please, Sir, I want some Morrissey." TCK has also done this song this week -- great minds thinking in unison.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uARWKdi-tyw/T4iDhUa6fDI/AAAAAAAAAdo/zmzR5OKQ2b4/s1600/oliver.jpg

Dag nabbit - sorry TCK and all - I was trying to keep on top of all the posts but didn't see that one posted. :(

uke4ia
01-25-2013, 11:22 AM
once I uploaded it I looked at the playlist....

here it is


Hey, there's ALWAYS room for more! I've got a disease, and the only cure is -- MORE CURE!!!

decaturcomp
01-25-2013, 01:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-USdgPGUjY

uke4ia
01-25-2013, 01:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-USdgPGUjY

Hokey Smokes! I don't think I've heard that song sound quite so flamenco before! Dunno about that color scheme.

decaturcomp
01-25-2013, 01:45 PM
I thought about this song for several days. I kept thinking it wasn't workable. I'm still not sure it is. But the synth and syndrum tracks make up over a third of the song so something else has to change or it's not even a nod in the direction of the original. Flamenco is a good description although I couldn't possibly do that, Fauxmingo maybe. Anyway I liked the result. Don't know if I will tomorrow when all of this stuff is out of my system.

Barbablanca
01-25-2013, 02:10 PM
Alan! How could you have known that "Dark Star" is my all time favourite Dead track? I could listen to Jerry noodle along on that one 4 ever.

I have to admit that I had to leave before the end of the Dead's set at Bickershaw. :( It was rumoured that they were going to play for eight hours... "Bring the people up... take them places... then bring them gently down!" I had to get back to camp or face being posted AWOL (I was in the Royal Air Force back then. I had actually worn a wig to hide my short hair all festival ;) )

On the bus back to civilisation someone must have noted the wig and started the whole bus chanting: "A wolf in sheep's clothing! A wolf in sheep's clothing!" - They must have thought I was a plain clothes narc. It was a hairy ride. But luckily, violence was not the true hippy way :)

apnaples
01-25-2013, 02:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-USdgPGUjY

i really like this - good one. I think a good cover should always point out something in the song that you didn't notice before - and you did that here.

FiL
01-25-2013, 02:23 PM
Yet another cover of The Velvet Underground:


http://youtu.be/UP2c34MzeNY

My girlfriend texted my just as I was finishing the song--you can hear my phone go off. I didn't have time for another take, and it almost fits in, so I left it.

- FiL

decaturcomp
01-25-2013, 03:55 PM
Wow, thanks!


i really like this - good one. I think a good cover should always point out something in the song that you didn't notice before - and you did that here.

Jazzbanjorex
01-25-2013, 03:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHw8EmP3GQI&feature=youtu.be
Lovin' You Sunday Morning, Scorpions.

uke4ia
01-25-2013, 04:50 PM
Yet another cover of The Velvet Underground:

My girlfriend texted my just as I was finishing the song--you can hear my phone go off. I didn't have time for another take, and it almost fits in, so I left it.


I'm thinking that in all three covers of this song this week, the singers have sort of done a Lou Reed impersonation. (But before I typed that last sentence, I checked Wikipedia so I wouldn't embarrass myself if it was actually Nico who'd sung it.)

TCK
01-25-2013, 04:54 PM
WOW- we are collectively digging deep here this week, and now that the seasons have had the Scorpions (brilliant), I figure there is only one other thing we need.
All the talk of collecting in our youths got me thinking.
I never collected prog rock, but man, I have a ton of Street Punk.
We need more street punk around here-
and strippers-
and Banjo Uke.
I bring you all of that. Cock Sparrer- Sunday Stripper. A punk rock sing-a-long from my miss-spent youth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vET5IkhHXqU&feature=youtu.be

uke4ia
01-25-2013, 04:56 PM
Lovin' You Sunday Morning, Scorpions.

Wow, we haven't had a lot of heavy metal in the Seasons. Nice.

uke4ia
01-25-2013, 05:09 PM
WOW- we are collectively digging deep here this week, and now that the seasons have had the Scorpions (brilliant), I figure there is only one other thing we need.
All the talk of collecting in our youths got me thinking.
I never collected prog rock, but man, I have a ton of Street Punk.
We need more street punk around here-
and strippers-
and Banjo Uke.
I bring you all of that. Cock Sparrer- Sunday Stripper. A punk rock sing-a-long from my miss-spent youth.

I have never even heard of this band. You have successfully dug deep, my friend.

Jazzbanjorex
01-25-2013, 05:18 PM
I was going to do Sundays and Mondays by Glass Moon but I couldn't find lyrics or chords and I listened to the song over and over and couldn't figure out what they were singing at one part. Oh well, their loss. HA!

Jazzbanjorex
01-25-2013, 05:24 PM
I sat down tonight and watched the Entry playlist (count 25). Nice job everyone. I think my wife is leaving me.... (just joking)

decaturcomp
01-25-2013, 05:54 PM
I was thinking this do-over could be my main entry but it's fine with me to use it for a bonus. Machs Nicht.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SebPD3FecyE
One person doing the same one twice should probably be unlawful or a sick bird anyway.

uke4ia
01-25-2013, 06:26 PM
I was thinking this do-over could be my main entry but it's fine with me to use it for a bonus. Machs Nicht.

One person doing the same one twice should probably be unlawful or a sick bird anyway.
Okay, I'll put this into the entry playlist and take the first version out.

I'm jonesing to do a song myself, and pissed at myself for not finishing the song I was trying to get done. So I might do a song or two while my daughter's at her track meet tomorrow (and it's theoretically quiet around here).

uke4ia
01-25-2013, 06:29 PM
By the way, decaturcomp, how is it the new version already has more YouTube views than the first version?

decaturcomp
01-25-2013, 07:19 PM
By the way, decaturcomp, how is it the new version already has more YouTube views than the first version?

I edited my initial post the same day to show the newer version (and explained that it was a new version). It was already on the Main entry list though and stayed there, but it didn't become a bonus either, so, when people clicked from here they got the new one, from the list they only saw the old one.

decaturcomp
01-25-2013, 07:21 PM
Fairport Convention, perhaps?

I'm jonesing to do a song myself, and pissed at myself for not finishing the song I was trying to get done. So I might do a song or two while my daughter's at her track meet tomorrow (and it's theoretically quiet around here).[/QUOTE]

uke4ia
01-25-2013, 07:44 PM
Fairport Convention, perhaps?


I'm jonesing to do a song myself, and pissed at myself for not finishing the song I was trying to get done. So I might do a song or two while my daughter's at her track meet tomorrow (and it's theoretically quiet around here).

No. The Fairport song I know that would fit this week is "Seventeen Come Sunday" which was a bonus studio track on one of their Cropredy albums. It's sung in first person by a guy who sleeps with a girl who's about to turn seventeen. I find it too creepy for a guy my age to sing it. That didn't seem to bother Simon Nicol, though. It's a catchy song:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72zjb_GU3jg

TCK
01-25-2013, 09:09 PM
Figure most have not, but they have been bashing out punk rock since 1972 (yep- it didn't have that name then), and still do- saw them this year in SF. Great bunch of guys and try put on a heck of a show to this day ;) thanks for watchin'
I have never even heard of this band. You have successfully dug deep, my friend.

Dan Uke
01-25-2013, 11:51 PM
I messed up the song when I started singing...hehehe


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdivkHl35w4

barefootgypsy
01-26-2013, 01:50 AM
Alan! How could you have known that "Dark Star" is my all time favourite Dead track? I could listen to Jerry noodle along on that one 4 ever.

I have to admit that I had to leave before the end of the Dead's set at Bickershaw. :( It was rumoured that they were going to play for eight hours... "Bring the people up... take them places... then bring them gently down!" I had to get back to camp or face being posted AWOL (I was in the Royal Air Force back then. I had actually worn a wig to hide my short hair all festival ;) )

On the bus back to civilisation someone must have noted the wig and started the whole bus chanting: "A wolf in sheep's clothing! A wolf in sheep's clothing!" - They must have thought I was a plain clothes narc. It was a hairy ride. But luckily, violence was not the true hippy way :)I love that story! Hilarious!

decaturcomp
01-26-2013, 03:41 AM
Because Dark Star is every Deadhead's favorite. It showed what the Dead could be. It had a limited structure (at least once verse 1 was sung during one night of a run and the next night's Dark Star picked up with verse 2) plenty of room to jam or just noodle, to win or to lose, to soar one moment and to dissolve into mush the next.

I love this:
"It was rumoured that they were going to play for eight hours... "Bring the people up... take them places... then bring them gently down!"
There was always that rumour wasn't there. I saw some long sets. I even remember one night coming in after they'd started and leaving before they finished but still hearing a full night of music by just one band.


Alan! How could you have known that "Dark Star" is my all time favourite Dead track? I could listen to Jerry noodle along on that one 4 ever.

I have to admit that I had to leave before the end of the Dead's set at Bickershaw. :( It was rumoured that they were going to play for eight hours... "Bring the people up... take them places... then bring them gently down!" I had to get back to camp or face being posted AWOL (I was in the Royal Air Force back then. I had actually worn a wig to hide my short hair all festival ;) )

On the bus back to civilisation someone must have noted the wig and started the whole bus chanting: "A wolf in sheep's clothing! A wolf in sheep's clothing!" - They must have thought I was a plain clothes narc. It was a hairy ride. But luckily, violence was not the true hippy way :)

bbbannister
01-26-2013, 08:54 AM
Hi team Underground.

Apologies that this has been covered several times already ;-( but as I've been working on it so you'll have to suffer yet another not liking Mondays!

Enjoy...


http://youtu.be/6my0DrT0I6c


Happy 49th ya'll

BB

ukuleledaveey
01-26-2013, 10:05 AM
Hi all, been a busy week here is my official entry for this weeks comp/challenge, a bonus to follow soon.
Here is another version of "I dont Like Mondays"


http://youtu.be/lk1CJi-bTSk

decaturcomp
01-26-2013, 10:25 AM
That was just amazing. Thanks for sharing it with us. Those tricky tempos all worked perfectly. Most enjoyable and touching.


Hi team Underground.

Apologies that this has been covered several times already ;-( but as I've been working on it so you'll have to suffer yet another not liking Mondays!

Enjoy...




Happy 49th ya'll

BB

uke4ia
01-26-2013, 10:40 AM
I'm beginning to sense a theme here...

ukuleledaveey
01-26-2013, 10:40 AM
and here is my bonus, hoping to kick back and listen to all the entries tonight /tomorrow

Bonus Entry :
http://youtu.be/ar47nE1XOg8

PatriciaPDX
01-26-2013, 12:06 PM
Where are all the women Seasonistas this week? There have been 15 entries and 5 bonus tracks this season, and so far the only female participant has been peewee's daughter.

I'm still getting over the flu and can't sing without coughing. See, if I was a better instrumentalist I wouldn't have had to miss the season, but I'm not so I did. And the last one, too. What a pain! :mad: But I'm enjoying everyone's entries, nonetheless...

GinnyT11
01-26-2013, 12:27 PM
I've been sick too, though with strep throat and a cough. I'm just getting my breath and voice back, though I always need a voice-hoister for my singing.

However, I have been uking. I've mastered the calypso strum and can play Jamaica Farewell correctly. Yay!

uke4ia
01-26-2013, 12:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ5UJwH4F90

Get well and hurry back, Ginny and Patricia! For now, here's a rendition (in the bringing someone to be tortured sense of the word) of the Joe Jackson song "Friday". As winter has come on, I've found that the armadillolele makes a loud clicking sound every time it bumps against one of my shirt buttons. So I put on a Polartec to cover my buttons.

TCK
01-26-2013, 12:46 PM
Can't believe we made it to Saturday for this one- nicely done mate! Someday we will do this as a duet-I am sure of it.
One of my all time favorites (comes awfully close to home some days). Thanks for doing it for us.
and here is my bonus, hoping to kick back and listen to all the entries tonight /tomorrow

pabrizzer
01-26-2013, 12:57 PM
Blue Monday by Fats Domino as a bonus vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCQCT-3AK1w

barefootgypsy
01-26-2013, 12:59 PM
Hi team Underground.

Apologies that this has been covered several times already ;-( but as I've been working on it so you'll have to suffer yet another not liking Mondays!

Enjoy...




Happy 49th ya'll

BBLoved it! Very sensitive performance, and lovely instrumental passages - just great.

barefootgypsy
01-26-2013, 01:04 PM
Hi all, been a busy week here is my official entry for this weeks comp/challenge, a bonus to follow soon.
Here is another version of "I dont Like Mondays"

AAa, Daveey, Didn't I say, I just knew this was your song! Great, mate, loved it!

uke4ia
01-26-2013, 01:46 PM
I messed up the song when I started singing...hehehe


I love the fingerpicking. I didn't know the song, I Googled the lyrics to find out it was Maroon 5.

uke4ia
01-26-2013, 01:55 PM
Hi team Underground.

Apologies that this has been covered several times already ;-( but as I've been working on it so you'll have to suffer yet another not liking Mondays!

Enjoy...

Happy 49th ya'll
BB

Very nice arrangement. You did a great job with those piano parts, and with the tempo changes. Sounds great on the 8-string.

uke4ia
01-26-2013, 02:14 PM
Hi all, been a busy week here is my official entry for this weeks comp/challenge, a bonus to follow soon. Here is another version of "I dont Like Mondays"

Bring it on! I'll take 20 versions of "I Don't Like Monday" if you folks have got 'em!

It's Saturday evening and we're getting into the home stretch of this season. And while we've had 4 people play "I Don't Like Mondays", we still haven't had any of the other 4 Monday songs I just assumed would show up this week: "Monday, Monday", "Manic Monday", "Come Monday", and "Rainy Days and Mondays". And that's not even counting the possibility that someone might pull a Duran Duran with "New Moon on Monday". I'm gonna go out on a limb and conjecture that a lot of you Seasonistas hate Mondays! I also figured we'd get either "Never on Sunday" or "Pleasant Valley Sunday". I'm still holding out hope that ukuleledaddy may drop by with "Tuesday Afternoon".

ukuleledaveey
01-26-2013, 02:15 PM
Can't believe we made it to Saturday for this one- nicely done mate! Someday we will do this as a duet-I am sure of it.
One of my all time favorites (comes awfully close to home some days). Thanks for doing it for us.

Many thanks for the lovely words Dave :) yep it is a great tune, written by and sung by some great legends, yep i love thgis song to, and yeah one day mate for sure we will do it together :)


AAa, Daveey, Didn't I say, I just knew this was your song! Great, mate, loved it!
Many thanks Lesley :) I am glad you liked it, i didnt use the scorpex music sheet, i used a different simpler version i had from the old uke club i used to belong to, i havent played it very much, i sort of winged it a bit, I also didnt realise how many versions we have of it this week lol, once again many thanks for your kind words,greatly appreciated :)

uke4ia
01-26-2013, 02:23 PM
and here is my bonus, hoping to kick back and listen to all the entries tonight /tomorrow


Johnny Cash! Nice work.

ukuleledaveey
01-26-2013, 02:29 PM
Johnny Cash! Nice work.
Many thanks and thanks for hosting a great week, you know me any excuse to have a go at a song done/covered by Mr cash, i love the man in black, I found getting the tempo quite hard as Kris kristofersons original is a lot slower then the versions by Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, but I love all three of these greats. once again many thanks.

xommen
01-26-2013, 02:45 PM
I guess this one can go on the bonus list also, my entry for the crime section of season 42:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N_bAVc0IWM

peewee
01-26-2013, 06:40 PM
Bring it on! I'll take 20 versions of "I Don't Like Monday" if you folks have got 'em!

It's Saturday evening and we're getting into the home stretch of this season. And while we've had 4 people play "I Don't Like Mondays", we still haven't had any of the other 4 Monday songs I just assumed would show up this week: "Monday, Monday", "Manic Monday", "Come Monday", and "Rainy Days and Mondays". And that's not even counting the possibility that someone might pull a Duran Duran with "New Moon on Monday". I'm gonna go out on a limb and conjecture that a lot of you Seasonistas hate Mondays! I also figured we'd get either "Never on Sunday" or "Pleasant Valley Sunday". I'm still holding out hope that ukuleledaddy may drop by with "Tuesday Afternoon".

Ha! I drove past Pleasant Valley Road yesterday and have had the Wedding Present's version of Pleasant Valley Sunday (http://youtu.be/JfrXzQYcRnc) bouncing through my head...then I thought of a horrible (to me) 80s Sunday ballad that I may yet have a chance to butcher, you are all lucky i'm working everyday at the moment...

Dan Uke
01-26-2013, 07:26 PM
I love the fingerpicking. I didn't know the song, I Googled the lyrics to find out it was Maroon 5.

Someone has to do a pop song...It's me or Tina! LOL

thesillydave
01-26-2013, 07:30 PM
maybe this should be my entry...if that is allowed...a little more serious than just plain silly!

http://youtu.be/qqMhieOXTIY
if not..bonus baby! now, off to the boomtown mania!

TCK
01-26-2013, 07:35 PM
So- here is the list of reasons I did this song for you all (like you care- I am just verbose...bare with me).
1. Wim asked for it day one. I figured I didn't have it in me, but when it was Saturday and it was not posted...well, had to be done. Time to put on the big boy pants.
2. It is about the most contradictory song you can play on an Ukulele.
3. It has a beautiful message, one that is seldom heard thirty years later.
4. It should have been on my top ten last week, and I erroneously left it off. War was-well, I was 11, and it was gold.

So here you go Wim- this one is for you. Absolutely beautiful song...hope we did it some sort of justice.
Final bonus this week- I will leave you all alone now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAg3jD6AT4U&feature=youtu.be
Oh yeah- and PeeWee, we are dying for Pleasant Valley here- just sayin'

bbbannister
01-26-2013, 10:36 PM
That was just amazing. Thanks for sharing it with us. Those tricky tempos all worked perfectly. Most enjoyable and touching.

Many thanks. It's quit a clever song really, The Boomtown Rats were a talented lot, masked by their punky roots.

bbbannister
01-26-2013, 10:38 PM
Loved it! Very sensitive performance, and lovely instrumental passages - just great.

Thanks Lesley. I enjoyed working it all out.

bbbannister
01-26-2013, 10:39 PM
Very nice arrangement. You did a great job with those piano parts, and with the tempo changes. Sounds great on the 8-string.

Nothing quit like an 8 string to mask incompetence ;-)

decaturcomp
01-27-2013, 03:25 AM
Curiously, I was just watching this rather interesting documentary about Bob Geldof and Bono's ongoing work for aid and debt relief for Africa. They're actually fairly clever about it after all this time.
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/give-us-money/


Many thanks. It's quit a clever song really, The Boomtown Rats were a talented lot, masked by their punky roots.

ksiegel
01-27-2013, 07:19 AM
My entry, recorded this Sunday Morning. Tried 3 different ukes, before deciding the Ohana Vita Uke was the best to do this song with.

And thanks to Dave - The Cloverdale Kid - for making a video of this last year; it reminded me of the song, and how much I like it.


http://youtu.be/BSGjw_Qc7_M


-Kurt

And yes, I did wear my cleanest dirty (sweat_shirt for this video.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
01-27-2013, 08:43 AM
Can't go wrong with the best-selling 12" single ever. (I hope.)


http://youtu.be/KO5TBCD-jO8

chrimess
01-27-2013, 08:58 AM
Totally awesome!even better than the cover by Orgy.
Can't go wrong with the best-selling 12" single ever. (I hope.)


http://youtu.be/KO5TBCD-jO8

uke4ia
01-27-2013, 08:59 AM
I guess this one can go on the bonus list also, my entry for the crime section of season 42:

I like the echo on that. Thanks for bringing this one over to Week week.

uke4ia
01-27-2013, 09:03 AM
maybe this should be my entry...if that is allowed...a little more serious than just plain silly!
if not..bonus baby! now, off to the boomtown mania!

Okay, I put this one on the official playlist for the week, and moved the Foster Brooks number to the bonus playlist. You are now theseriousdave.

Dan Uke
01-27-2013, 09:12 AM
Can't go wrong with the best-selling 12" single ever. (I hope.)


http://youtu.be/KO5TBCD-jO8

Brings back so many memories of Jr. High & High School!!! Awesome

uke4ia
01-27-2013, 09:14 AM
So- here is the list of reasons I did this song for you all (like you care- I am just verbose...bare with me).
1. Wim asked for it day one. I figured I didn't have it in me, but when it was Saturday and it was not posted...well, had to be done. Time to put on the big boy pants.
2. It is about the most contradictory song you can play on an Ukulele.
3. It has a beautiful message, one that is seldom heard thirty years later.
4. It should have been on my top ten last week, and I erroneously left it off. War was-well, I was 11, and it was gold.

So here you go Wim- this one is for you. Absolutely beautiful song...hope we did it some sort of justice.
Final bonus this week- I will leave you all alone now.

I wouldn't have thought that this song would sound so good as a ballad. But you two make it sound great that way.

I never got into the Joshua Tree period that everyone else loved about U2. I loved their first three albums and then Achtung Baby (and their Dancing Barefoot cover). I've got the Joshua Tree album, but I don't think I've listened to it 10 times in the 30 years I've had it.

uke4ia
01-27-2013, 09:28 AM
My entry, recorded this Sunday Morning. Tried 3 different ukes, before deciding the Ohana Vita Uke was the best to do this song with.

And thanks to Dave - The Cloverdale Kid - for making a video of this last year; it reminded me of the song, and how much I like it.

And yes, I did wear my cleanest dirty (sweat_shirt for this video.
Thanks. This was very nice. There's a couple of places where the uke overpowers your voice. When you come to a part that you want to sing more quietly, you often have to strum more quietly too.

uke4ia
01-27-2013, 09:39 AM
Can't go wrong with the best-selling 12" single ever. (I hope.)

Good stuff. When I originally got the Power, Corruption & Lies LP, this wasn't on it, instead there was an instrumental dub remix called "The Beach". Happily, the CD version added Blue Monday.

peewee
01-27-2013, 10:17 AM
Here's a stinker of a song, and a video with lots of choppiness, and an inaudible backup singer. She did well on the run-through, but choked when the screen came up...
hope you enjoy it!


http://youtu.be/NmooPrcLj5w

mattydee
01-27-2013, 10:28 AM
Oof. So time got away from me this week. I had trouble finding a song I liked and had time to learn. Finally dug this one up, but then lost some time this morning trying to record when my Snowball crapped out. Bye bye snowball. So recording quality is poor on this one. Sorry. Then the mouth trumpet let me down. What a morning.

Anyway, glad to see all the great entries. Some great stuff, seasonistas!


http://youtu.be/XzF6dT3NxOo

mattydee
01-27-2013, 10:29 AM
While we're at it, here's a bonus, from waaaaaay back when. I know Wim and the Kid got this one in too, so why not?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO1G1dm_moo

uke4ia
01-27-2013, 10:44 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9spBvF6sej8

I was hoping someone would do this song, but at this point I figured I'd better do a Little Red Hen and do it myself. This is maybe my favorite Doobie Brothers song. But even after dropping the key from E all the way to C, I still squonked a couple of high notes.

ukuleledaddy
01-27-2013, 10:47 AM
I was hoping someone would do this song, but at this point I figured I'd better do a Little Red Hen and do it myself. This is maybe my favorite Doobie Brothers song. But even after dropping the key from E all the way to C, I still squonked a couple of high notes.

I love that song too. Great version there! Wish I had time this week to give it a shot.

uke4ia
01-27-2013, 11:11 AM
I love that song too. Great version there! Wish I had time this week to give it a shot.

I was hoping you'd do "Tuesday Afternoon"

ukuleledaddy
01-27-2013, 11:16 AM
I was hoping you'd do "Tuesday Afternoon"

I would have loved to do that. I'm just not a good enough musician to do that song any justice. Simply strumming out the chords wouldn't be interesting enough for that song.

alemarco
01-27-2013, 11:50 AM
Getting this in at the last minute, but here's Saturday Night by the Eagles.

Hopefully I'll get a few moments this week to listen to all the amazing entries from this season.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwOjA24-ilU&feature=youtu.be

TCK
01-27-2013, 12:38 PM
Thanks mate, glad you liked what we did with it (to it?)- I have never heard it in my head as anything but a ballad. I agree- I stopped at Unforgettable Fire with these guys...but I will never forget when War came out. Might have to look at some of their more recent stuff.
I wouldn't have thought that this song would sound so good as a ballad. But you two make it sound great that way.

I never got into the Joshua Tree period that everyone else loved about U2. I loved their first three albums and then Achtung Baby (and their Dancing Barefoot cover). I've got the Joshua Tree album, but I don't think I've listened to it 10 times in the 30 years I've had it.

watchyourtoes
01-27-2013, 01:57 PM
http://youtu.be/sp5KpL-mJSw

Here is my video for the week. It's a cover of a song called "Sunday Under Glass" by a band called Beulah. The word "Sunday" isn't actually in the song's lyrics, nor is any other day of the week, but it's a song I love and couldnt resist doing it. If time permits, I'm going whip a quick version of Wilco's "Monday" together and upload it.

I'm watching the videos in the playlist now and they're amazing. So many of you seasonistas are amazing singers and I'm jealous of all of you!
Great job everyone - as if I ever expected anything less than great from you guys! [sentimental sniffle]

uke4ia
01-27-2013, 03:57 PM
Here's a stinker of a song, and a video with lots of choppiness, and an inaudible backup singer. She did well on the run-through, but choked when the screen came up...
hope you enjoy it!


RING! RING!

"Hello, Seasons of the Ukulele, peewee speaking"

I bet that kind of thing never happens to Lionel Richie. No one ever, ever calls me on my cell phone. I probably don't average one call a month. So naturally I'm expecting it will happen the one time I have a show and I'm up at the mike. If it happens, I'll probably hold the phone up to the mike so everyone can hear.

uke4ia
01-27-2013, 04:00 PM
Oof. So time got away from me this week. I had trouble finding a song I liked and had time to learn. Finally dug this one up, but then lost some time this morning trying to record when my Snowball crapped out. Bye bye snowball. So recording quality is poor on this one. Sorry. Then the mouth trumpet let me down. What a morning.

Anyway, glad to see all the great entries. Some great stuff, seasonistas!

Your usual great performance, Matt. A dramatic key change at only the 1:10 mark, that may be the earliest I've heard one in a song.