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TCK
02-23-2013, 11:02 AM
And away we go!
Just got back from Raptor handling class and I am ready to host away on Season 54- this one is for the birds!
OK- here this is:

http://youtu.be/gA4WARhUYlk
For those of you who like readin' better than watchin', here it is in text:
Season 54 of the Ukulele
Play me a song about BIRDS! Birds literally, birds metaphorically (a song about flight, but not human flight for instance)...any kind of birds.

RULES
First- Three Little Birds is off limits- way to easy. It can be a bonus, not an entry.
Second- Multi-tracking is not allowed in entries.
Third- Ukulele Front and Center
Fourth-Mention or title your video as an entry or bonus to the 54th season of the Ukulele.
Fifth- season ends midnight March 3rd, Hawaii time.

I encourage duets, bonuses and general silliness.

BONUS POINTS
My favorite bird song(s)- 3 points (you will have to guess, there are two tied for the spot)
We used to dress up for these-it was really fun (funny)- dress up like a bird, 2 points
Newbie? DO IT- 1 point

PRIZES
For Prizes, I am going to sponsor, for one year, one of our resident raptors at Sonoma County Bird Rescue (http://www.birdrescuecenter.org/) in your name. You get a nice glossy picture of a beautiful bird and a thank you letter, I get to smile a lot. These birds cannot be released into the wild, so we care for and handle them, entertain them, and use them to educate the public.
1st Place- Red-tailed Hawk (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2549/4030157501_56f0b202cc_m.jpg). You get to sponsor Phoenix, a beautiful one eyed lass that makes my day every time I see her.
2nd Place- Great Horned Owl. (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5060/5395668139_a0c5124afd_z.jpg) Veehar- the first owl I ever handled, after 20 years of talking about it.
3rd Place- Barn Owl (http://www.anncarranzacreations.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Owl_11.jpg). Garbo- my medicine. She makes me calm with just a look. One of the coolest creatures I have ever met.

JUDGES
Me, Melissa, and the newest family member to take up the Uke, my sister. Many of you already introduced yourselves over on the "I'm New" thread to Angela (ajlm). She is pretty jazzed to meet you all and listen to what it is we do every week.

Righto- looking forward to a fantastic Season here folks. Thanks in advance for entertaining me.
The Cloverdale Kid

Season 54 playlist (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYzV809rmiZg-5ShO2rxZpmJ8_RehPJSK&feature=edit_ok)
Bonus Playlist (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?feature=edit_ok&list=PLYzV809rmiZg7Ql9ztshUojyNuQkxU_9c)

OldePhart
02-23-2013, 12:13 PM
Chicken Little? :)

John

chrimess
02-23-2013, 12:55 PM
Do angels count?

TCK
02-23-2013, 01:16 PM
Do angels count? Metaphorical birds meaning something about flight, which would be a stretch.If I let Angels in, then I have to let all winged creatures in, and then we have a whole different week. Going to have to say birds are birds.

OldePhart
02-23-2013, 01:25 PM
Does Freebird count? <G, D, & RLH> :)

John

TCK
02-23-2013, 01:29 PM
Does Freebird count? <G, D, & RLH> :)

John
HAHAHA- How could it not? Lighter in the air already! Had to look up G,D, and RLH :)

peewee
02-23-2013, 01:40 PM
Excellent Theme!

So I had an inspired guess for the three-pointer favorite, trouble is, it's been done. By Gus and Finn. Seems like a waste of YT bandwidth to even try to top this.


http://youtu.be/_BOUvZz-WKE

Searching the skies for more...

TCK
02-23-2013, 01:46 PM
Haha- You are so right Peewee...there are very few I am not foolish enough to at least try, that is on the list. Absolutely amazing video right there. Not my favorite bird song, certainly my favorite duet in all of Ukuleledom.

OldePhart
02-23-2013, 01:52 PM
Haaa-haaa - I had forgotten about that GUGUG video! Those guys were one of about three or four YouTube artists that influenced me to buy my first uke.

John

TCK
02-23-2013, 01:54 PM
They were the reason I ever played mine...so awesome
Haaa-haaa - I had forgotten about that GUGUG video! Those guys were one of about three or four YouTube artists that influenced me to buy my first uke.

John

caroljean
02-23-2013, 01:55 PM
Ooh! I love birds. Once I get my thesis in, I should have time to contribute something. I have a tattoo of an owl on my wrist. Is that good for a bonus point? :-)

Liamfsus7
02-23-2013, 02:11 PM
Great theme, I've got my song picked. Hope no one else does it first :)

Raygf
02-23-2013, 02:11 PM
A perfect season to unveil my,new to me, purple Kamoa 700T (The "T" stands for trouble, or so I thought. My wife just laughed about it).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_8wF1rgPcE

TCK
02-23-2013, 02:15 PM
A perfect season to unveil my,new to me, purple Kamoa 700T (The "T" stands for trouble, or so I thought. My wife just laughed about it).

What a way to start things off! That uke is dreamy, and my goodness Ray-this song is perfect for your voice. So nicely done. This will keep me smiling for days.

Ooh! I love birds. Once I get my thesis in, I should have time to contribute something. I have a tattoo of an owl on my wrist. Is that good for a bonus point? :-)
YAY! Another owl tattoo :) Just got mine last week...whole side, Van Gogh owl study. 49340
Let's see it! I am going to say that that level of commitment counts for a partial dress up!

ukuleledaddy
02-23-2013, 02:29 PM
GREAT theme Dave! I have a few ideas in mind. May have to do them all. Also, my youngest daughter is a big fan of owls. Maybe I could find a good owl song. Woo hoo!

GinnyT11
02-23-2013, 02:32 PM
Dave, you ask for songs ABOUT birds...can it be a song that has a bird repeated in a key lyric, even though the song is about a bigger idea?

uke4ia
02-23-2013, 03:09 PM
Hot dang! I've just been working on a couple of prog-rock bird songs lately. And there's plenty of other bird songs I like. I'm playing in a show next Saturday that I have to prepare for, but I hope to get a couple of bonus songs in.

ajlm
02-23-2013, 03:21 PM
Hey Ang here - TCK's sister! I am so thrilled to be a guest judge this week. You all are so inspiring and I am already loving what I am seeing/hearing/reading!

There are a couple songs I would love to see of course but looking forward to every submission!

Cheers!

TCK
02-23-2013, 04:04 PM
Totally works...birds in the song, it is a go!
Dave, you ask for songs ABOUT birds...can it be a song that has a bird repeated in a key lyric, even though the song is about a bigger idea?


Hey Ang here - TCK's sister! I am so thrilled to be a guest judge this week. You all are so inspiring and I am already loving what I am seeing/hearing/reading!

There are a couple songs I would love to see of course but looking forward to every submission!

Cheers!

Oh hey Sis! Glad you found us-this is going to get really good!

pabrizzer
02-23-2013, 04:20 PM
My entry - On the Wings of an Eagle written by Russell Morris. Voice still a bit weird from the bug I had.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFE0MoY_9ZI

ukuLily Mars
02-23-2013, 04:23 PM
Welcome, Ang! We're glad to have you here in the Seasons. Any sister of TCK is a sister of... wait, that can't be right... never mind.

Have fun as a guest judge!

TCK
02-23-2013, 04:33 PM
My entry - On the Wings of an Eagle written by Russell Morris. Voice still a bit weird from the bug I had.

Voice sounds great! I had forgotten how much fun it is to be a host...such a great little tune I get to hear for the first time hear. Thanks for the introduction mate!


Welcome, Ang! We're glad to have you here in the Seasons. Any sister of TCK is a sister of... wait, that can't be right... never mind.

Have fun as a guest judge!
Very kind of you Miss Mars to welcome the sis aboard. She literally JUST took it up and is stoked to watch y'all do your thing.

uke4ia
02-23-2013, 05:32 PM
Have we got any Seasonistas in Hopkinsville, Kentucky?

Bird invasion brings real-life horror to small city (http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/19/us-usa-birds-idUSBRE91I16Y20130219)

peewee
02-23-2013, 06:04 PM
Here's a bonus from a previous season:


http://youtu.be/oEZxSxIAs50

uke4ia
02-23-2013, 06:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnWwyresPC8

This is a Robyn Hitchcock song. My daughter was way too happy to get a picture of me like this and put it on Facebook, with a caption of "My friends don't believe me when I tell them how crazy my parents are." Not that she's right, but I'm considering playing my entire set at next Saturday's show this way.

TCK
02-23-2013, 08:44 PM
Way to send me off to bed with a smile on my face gentlemen.

Here's a bonus from a previous season:

Peewee- there once was a nerdy 13 year old who found a Tom Lehrer cassette on the floor of a friends car. Gladly, he pocketed it. This is one of my all time favorite videos from the Seasons- thanks for posting it again. Spring is here!


This is a Robyn Hitchcock song. My daughter was way too happy to get a picture of me like this and put it on Facebook, with a caption of "My friends don't believe me when I tell them how crazy my parents are." Not that she's right, but I'm considering playing my entire set at next Saturday's show this way.
WOW UKE41A! Does this song work for you or what? Beautiful song right there, beautifully done. That and well, you got your piratey- parrot thing going on so +2 :)

So far so good! I will see you all tomorrow, expecting more of the same stellar Ukin'. Going to be a heck of a Sunday

wee_ginga_yin
02-23-2013, 09:43 PM
OK here is my silly bonus complete with low budget chicken-man headdress and toilet roll kazoo.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3dzgQD_6CE

Ukeval
02-23-2013, 10:14 PM
Two bonus... (in very different style) just for fun, I have to think of someting new... But not find yet...


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

next video in following post...

Ukeval
02-23-2013, 10:15 PM
So here is another one


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh58jex75xk

Ukeval
02-23-2013, 10:17 PM
Oh I do have another one about birds : Chantemerle means sing blackbird. It is an old traditional from France.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sCh7ct_L-U

austin1
02-23-2013, 11:11 PM
so this has to be about about birds, it can't just mention them?

ukuleledaveey
02-23-2013, 11:27 PM
:D woke up to a brand new week and a fab challenge many thanks Dave and hello to your sis and i love the prizes , a noble and great thing to do, i sponsored a whale when i lived in Australia.
Have a couple of birds up my sleeve (tunes, im not a magician) i could do a very lame version of freebird as im a massive skynrd fan, but now off to research and find a chicken costume lol
looking forward to this week :)

And here is a little bonus from me back from week 31 a song all about a Robin :)


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

Liamfsus7
02-24-2013, 12:05 AM
Wow, I'm paranoid someone's going to do my song before I get home and record :O
I have a back up but it is not as good :)

pabrizzer
02-24-2013, 12:28 AM
OK an obscure bonus - Hoot's Lullaby. Hoot is an owl character in an evening kids show. When the kids go to sleep Hoot heads out on his night call.
Original clip here
http://vimeo.com/8208260
My version done for my 1 year old grandson who loves the Giggle and Hoot show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI85dVg2XMA

xommen
02-24-2013, 02:08 AM
My Entry: Fly like an Eagle by Steve Miller Band.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN5V2Ugt2Aw

Cornfield
02-24-2013, 02:08 AM
A perfect season to unveil my,new to me, purple Kamoa 700T (The "T" stands for trouble, or so I thought. My wife just laughed about it).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_8wF1rgPcE

This is one of the classic bird songs. Well done and wonderfully selected

xommen
02-24-2013, 02:11 AM
I started this as being my entry but then thought about Fly like an Eagle, so this is a Bonus Bird on a Wire by Leonard Cohen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0xkQCO0S2c

Cornfield
02-24-2013, 02:11 AM
My entry - On the Wings of an Eagle written by Russell Morris. Voice still a bit weird from the bug I had.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFE0MoY_9ZI

Lovely song. I noticed the Eagle on your jacket. Harley logo?

strumsilly
02-24-2013, 03:40 AM
Here's my entry. Was going to do the Beatles'" Blackbird", but that was such an obvious choice, probably 10 people will do it, SO, I did one I'd never heard[I'm sure it sounds like it] "Talking Bird" by Death Cab for Cutie. I know I said for the 53rd season, but I meant 54th , honest.Like the bird, I too get confused.

http://youtu.be/3P2gT60RpNc

Liamfsus7
02-24-2013, 04:09 AM
Here's my entry. Was going to do the Beatles'" Blackbird", but that was such an obvious choice, probably 10 people will do it

This is about to get awkward..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVd3fyXhmU8&feature=plcp

I did this because its one of my favourite songs ever, joint first favourite Beatles song ever (The other is Back in the USSR)
I don't do it justice, but I really enjoyed kind of learning how to play it - it was the only song I wanted to do when I read the awesome theme. My back up was going to be Kate Nash - Birds but my strumming is not able to make a two chord song interesting, maybe I'll try it for a bonus.

Thanks everyone :3

Tootler
02-24-2013, 04:22 AM
couldn't even watch it? my computer looks for an app to play it, real player wouldn't?

Click on the link, then go to the address bar and delete the "m." at the beginning of the address and press enter. It should take you to the video on the main You Tube site.

Tootler
02-24-2013, 04:24 AM
I was going to do this but I found I had already uploaded it last September, probably for an earlier season, so I post it here as a bonus and I'll now have to think of another song.


http://youtu.be/TQpRXvJhnLU

Liamfsus7
02-24-2013, 04:29 AM
Sorry for the link confusion, did deleting the "m" work?

xommen
02-24-2013, 04:35 AM
Here is liam's movie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVd3fyXhmU8

Liamfsus7
02-24-2013, 04:37 AM
Thanks alot guys, I've added to my post :)

Tootler
02-24-2013, 05:04 AM
Sorry for the link confusion, did deleting the "m" work?

Did for me. Don't forget to remove the dot after the "m" as well. The "m." indicates the You Tube mobile site which I hate. My tablet takes me to it and I don't find it particularly user friendly.

Try editing your post to remove the "m." from your link address. That should be helpful to others.

Cheers

Geoff

PS Just realised that Strumsilly and Xommen have done it for you. Cheers G.

austin1
02-24-2013, 05:06 AM
sorry to hijack the thread. If anyone hasn't voted in the end of the year extravaganza, could I ask you to take a minute and please do so? We've got a pretty epic eight-way tie in one category that could use some resolving.

GinnyT11
02-24-2013, 05:08 AM
We've got a pretty epic eight-way tie in one category that could use some resolving.

Cage fight?

strumsilly
02-24-2013, 05:11 AM
Did for me. Don't forget to remove the dot after the "m" as well. The "m." indicates the You Tube mobile site which I hate. My tablet takes me to it and I don't find it particularly user friendly.

Try editing your post to remove the "m." from your link address. That should be helpful to others.

Cheers

Geoff

PS Just realised that Strumsilly and Xommen have done it for you. Cheers G.
deleted the double, glad we got that squared away. here's to a great start to a great week. I might do Three Little Birds to be annoying. now where did leave my dreds?

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
02-24-2013, 06:15 AM
Coo coo. Kawww Kaawww!!! [Cool theme. Great stuff, so far, gang!!]

TCK
02-24-2013, 06:19 AM
Wow! This crew does not sleep! In any event, what a wonderful bit of music to wake up too :)
Please make sure I have not completely knackered the Playlists as we go, and here come the comments barrage for ya:

OK here is my silly bonus complete with low budget chicken-man headdress and toilet roll kazoo.
Wee- I assure you, there is nothing better than your first cup of coffee as this comes on. Thanks for that laugh right away today!

Two bonus... (in very different style) just for fun, I have to think of something new... But not find yet...next video in following post...
So here is another one
Oh I do have another one about birds : Chantemerle means sing blackbird. It is an old traditional from France.
Nearly impossible to figure out which of these I like best, all of them so beautifully executed. Probably going to dig up the sheets for Chantemerle this week though...outstanding playing!

:D woke up to a brand new week and a fab challenge many thanks Dave and hello to your sis and i love the prizes , a noble and great thing to do, i sponsored a whale when i lived in Australia.
Have a couple of birds up my sleeve (tunes, im not a magician) i could do a very lame version of freebird as im a massive skynrd fan, but now off to research and find a chicken costume lol
looking forward to this week :)

And here is a little bonus from me back from week 31 a song all about a Robin :)

Great little tune there Daveey- glad to have you on board. Someone has to do Freebird- Mate as well go with it mate! Oh yeah, and I will do any song you tell me for the next three weeks if you are wearing a chicken outfit- what a saucy fellow!

OK an obscure bonus - Hoot's Lullaby. Hoot is an owl character in an evening kids show. When the kids go to sleep Hoot heads out on his night call.
My version done for my 1 year old grandson who loves the Giggle and Hoot show.

What a great little song this is! Would love to learn it for when we do kids events with our Great Horned Owls- any chance you could PM the chords?

My Entry: Fly like an Eagle by Steve Miller Band.
...I started this as being my entry but then thought about Fly like an Eagle, so this is a Bonus Bird on a Wire by Leonard Cohen.
Love that someone tackled the Steve Miller, well done Wim. Of course, Bird On A Wire is in my top five bird songs, and you did a fantastic job on it as well.

Here's my entry. Was going to do the Beatles'" Blackbird", but that was such an obvious choice, probably 10 people will do it, SO, I did one I'd never heard[I'm sure it sounds like it] "Talking Bird" by Death Cab for Cutie. I know I said for the 53rd season, but I meant 54th , honest.Like the bird, I too get confused.
No worries mate- I tend to get confused quite a bit too. This is a great song (hadn't heard it either) and you certainly made it sound like you had known it for a while. Nicely done.

This is about to get awkward..
I did this because its one of my favourite songs ever, joint first favourite Beatles song ever (The other is Back in the USSR)
I don't it justice, but I really enjoyed kind of learning how to play it - it was the only song I wanted to do when I read the awesome theme. My back up was going to be Kate Nash - Birds but my strumming is not able to make a two chord song interesting, maybe I'll try it for a bonus.
Thanks everyone :3
Definitely a classic choice here, and good on ya putting it out there! As for strumming two chords and making it interesting- do it! Here we have a collection of folks who have figured out how to do that by frantically playing as many songs for a theme as they can every week...glad to have you joining us

I was going to do this but I found I had already uploaded it last September, probably for an earlier season, so I post it here as a bonus and I'll now have to think of another song.

Oh I am sure there are quite a few in you encyclopedic musical database (brain) Tootler, but for now...Oh how I love this one. Excellent.

TCK
02-24-2013, 07:17 AM
And now we break from our regularly scheduled program for my favorite version of Surfin' Bird.
Not because it is good. It is not at all good.
Because Iggy Pop is the drummer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW7eIyR8HBc

barefootgypsy
02-24-2013, 08:06 AM
Wow, I'm paranoid someone's going to do my song before I get home and record :O
I have a back up but it is not as good :)Liam, even if someone does it first, just do it - it happens to all of us! And every version turns out different! I agree it's nice to get your entry in first, but you can't always! Do your song, in your own time.... :)

Cornfield
02-24-2013, 08:19 AM
What a great topic this week. So many possible choices. Winter has finally arrived in Illinois and the ground is covered with snow. I have 5 bird feeders set up in view of our living room picture window. Each feeder is a different type and has a separate food.
We have a millet feeder that only light weight birds can eat from, a heavy bird like a starling will close the seed chutes. Very popular with finches and other small birds.
Next we have a large hanging pot with black oiler sunflower seeds. This has an enormous squirrel baffle on it. It's fun to watch the squirrels try to get on it. Starling beaks can't open sunflower seeds so they leave this feeder alone. Finches, Cardinals, two kinds of woodpecker and other birds visit this feeder throughout the day.
The third is a tube filled with peanuts. The starlings can get these. The woodpeckers really like peanuts. The squirrel sometimes gets around the baffle to get to this feeder.
We also have a sock filled with Nyjer (Thistle) seed that the gold finches go crazy over.
Finally we have a suet feeder.
This brings me to my video. I tried to shoot it with me in front of the picture window with our assortment of feeder birds behind me. The back lighting of sunlight on the snow made me black. Those videos were deleted. I redid it with me in front of the fireplace. The only birds in the shot are the flamingoes on my shirt.

This is a song by Michael P Smith, We Become Birds.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sKfMzqtf6Y&feature=youtu.be

pabrizzer
02-24-2013, 08:27 AM
Just another bonus prepared earlier. Not really about birds at all. By coincidence I had my Suzuki eagle shirt on. Gee the beard needed a good brush too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T46oSJkp4R8

myrnaukelele
02-24-2013, 08:35 AM
Ooh! I love birds. Once I get my thesis in, I should have time to contribute something. I have a tattoo of an owl on my wrist. Is that good for a bonus point? :-)

And I collect owls! I'm going for 2nd or 3rd place!

barefootgypsy
02-24-2013, 08:43 AM
Yes what a great topic this week - when I saw it last night I promptly sat down and thought of 15 songs....... most of which I stand no chance of being able to play! But will definitely do something....... thanks for an exciting one! :)

xommen
02-24-2013, 09:24 AM
Ok another bonus, this was the song that I first thought of but then chickened out on (pun intended). I later tried it with guitar chords on my guitalele and that worked reasonably well, so this is Walk on by U2, it has one bird/flying reference in the lyrics.

http://youtu.be/QE-yI9ekpHo

Cornfield
02-24-2013, 09:29 AM
Ok another bonus, this was the song that I first thought of but then chickened out on (pun intended). I later tried it with guitar chords on my guitalele and that worked reasonably well, so this is Walk on by U2, it has one bird/flying reference in the lyrics.

http://youtu.be/QE-yI9ekpHo

Very nice rendition.

xommen
02-24-2013, 09:34 AM
Very nice rendition.
Thank you.

TCK
02-24-2013, 09:48 AM
…The only birds in the shot are the flamingoes on my shirt.
This is a song by Michael P Smith, We Become Birds.

Such a great song- never had heard it, glad to have now. I wish the birds had made it in- sounds like your yard is a real treat!

Just another bonus prepared earlier. Not really about birds at all. By coincidence I had my Suzuki eagle shirt on. Gee the beard needed a good brush too.

Another solid take on a favorite- nicely done. Hard to avoid the metaphorical bird, and the freedom symbolism, but this was the first track that popped into my head.

Ok another bonus, this was the song that I first thought of but then chickened out on (pun intended). I later tried it with guitar chords on my guitalele and that worked reasonably well, so this is Walk on by U2, it has one bird/flying reference in the lyrics.

You know- I scratched my head when I watched this morning..."surely U2 has a song with birds in it?" I knew it was out there, this is a gem mate.


I am off to Mom and Dads to show pops the nesting Red-Shouldered Hawk on his property, and work on a beautiful song thebarefootgypsy taught me today. Can't wait to return and see what you folks have come up with. Smiling from ear to ear here, surrounded by soaring talent (see what I did?)

@Myrna- Me too! They are habit forming...do you get snowy's where you are?

The Ukelites
02-24-2013, 11:14 AM
Bird week, here we go!
Thanks for hosting!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNn8SaJPfwQ

Tootler
02-24-2013, 12:25 PM
Here is my entry. A somewhat bleak song by Sidney Carter.


http://youtu.be/QmcRoMxlLR0

PatriciaPDX
02-24-2013, 12:51 PM
Here is my first and last attempt at making a video outside my apartment! After I finally recorded the song the way I wanted, I was surprised to hear how loud the traffic noise was from the highway and the freeway beyond that. I was going to scrap it all and make another video inside, but I decided just to throw it all together and submit it as is. If you want to consider this a bonus entry because I included the outtakes, that's okay too. Ah well! (if you want to skip the outtakes and just go to the song itself, it starts at 2:50).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKZLbHY5JFM

Raygf
02-24-2013, 01:08 PM
OK an obscure bonus - Hoot's Lullaby. Hoot is an owl character in an evening kids show. When the kids go to sleep Hoot heads out on his night call.
My version done for my 1 year old grandson who loves the Giggle and Hoot show.

They should have you sing it.

uke4ia
02-24-2013, 01:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LovOxScmTdQ

Here's a bonus track, "Birdsong" by Anthony Phillips. Phillips was the original lead guitarist in Genesis, but he left due to stage fright issues before they got famous. This is from one of his solo albums.

ajlm
02-24-2013, 02:17 PM
[QUOTE=PatriciaPDX;1196812]Here is my first and last attempt at making a video outside my apartment! After I finally recorded the song the way I wanted, I was surprised to hear how loud the traffic noise was from the highway and the freeway beyond that. I was going to scrap it all and make another video inside, but I decided just to throw it all together and submit it as is. If you want to consider this a bonus entry because I included the outtakes, that's okay too. Ah well! (if you want to skip the outtakes and just go to the song itself, it starts at 2:50).

Well Patricia you hit on one of my two favorite bird songs!! Mom and dad used to play that cassette on road trips when TCK and I were actually kids!

uke4ia
02-24-2013, 03:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb5b6yxBtMU

Here's my other prog rock bonus song. The band Camel's best album was instrumental music inspired by Paul Gallico's novella "The Snow Goose". This is the title song.

Jazzbanjorex
02-24-2013, 03:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZCXQrLnx98&feature=youtu.be

~dave~~wave~
02-24-2013, 03:52 PM
Birds of a Feather by Joe South (1969)
Joe South died in September.
He was a great performer and songwriter.
He wrote a lot of hits for other artists, the biggest being Rose Garden.
He played sessions, including Dylan's Blonde On Blonde.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_South

Though the rules forbid it, at 3:00 there's a short multi-track coda.
Sorry, but it needed some Joe South electric sitar.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT01bSOhBmA

FiL
02-24-2013, 04:32 PM
Wow, two of my favorite things--birds and ukuleles! Great theme, TCK! I predict a ton of entries.

This song is called "Little Wing", but it is not the Jimi Hendrix song. It's by Neil Young, from his "Hawks & Doves" album. It's a favorite of mine, but until today I only ever played it on guitar. Turns out, it sounds pretty good on uke, too. And it's only two evocative chords (Fmaj7 & Cmaj7).


http://youtu.be/JiXva_xxFjA

- FiL

myrnaukelele
02-24-2013, 04:45 PM
Excellent choice Jazzbanjorex - this is one of my favorite bird songs. I also thought about doing it this week but started practicing another one instead. Here's a version I did on guitar a few years ago:

http://youtu.be/9iyAyWD0z7A

wee_ginga_yin
02-24-2013, 08:51 PM
A hollis brown type rendition:-) Try Clarence Ashley (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwlOO8RG-og) instead

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

Joko
02-24-2013, 08:54 PM
This is about to get awkward..

Birds but my strumming is not able to make a two chord song interesting, maybe I'll try it for a bonus.

Thanks everyone :3

I enjoyed it, but this song, as written, pretty much calls for multi-tracking to do it justoice. Alas, as it's not permitted this week, you did it the best you could, and it I liked anyways.

One thing I don't understand is why some weeks multi-tracking is permitted and others, not? No, let me re-state that. I don't understand why multi-tracking is ever prohibited. We've sort of established that the Seasons are about participation, not competition, so why not let people do what they want? It gives more "technically-advanced" Seasonistas an advantage? Maybe instead it might encourage folks who otherwise might not motivated to do so to explore the simple world of using their computers to record doubling, beat tracks or harmony?

Then again, it's not like if one were to multi-track Blackbird (like the Beatles did), you'd have your entry taken down from the thread. You'd just be ineligible from "winning", and I don't thing any of us really post our Seasons vids with hopes of "winning" anyways.

Joko
02-24-2013, 09:13 PM
You know what other norm here on the Seasons that kind of bugs me? It's when people post bonus videos from months, if not years past, of songs they've done that fit the theme of the week, but were not made specifically for The Seasons. When you do that, you're sort of stealing the idea that someone else might have before you've come up with your own...

Like this...


http://youtu.be/F9div5uVXvU

Joko
02-24-2013, 09:14 PM
Lastly, there are those videos from Seasonistas wherein the player is not wearing a hat.

What is up with that?

When I get to host a week, you bet that hats will be a requirement.

ksiegel
02-24-2013, 10:10 PM
One thing I don't understand is why some weeks multi-tracking is permitted and others, not? No, let me re-state that. I don't understand why multi-tracking is ever prohibited. We've sort of established that the Seasons are about participation, not competition, so why not let people do what they want? It gives more "technically-advanced" Seasonistas an advantage? Maybe instead it might encourage folks who otherwise might not motivated to do so to explore the simple world of using their computers to record doubling, beat tracks or harmony?


I can't speak for anyone else, but I prohibited multi-tracking, because I like to hear exactly what is coming out of the performer and the instrument, as if it were a live performance. That's also why I generally do a "one and done" video. Use as many people as you want for the performance, but make it real, and unmodified.

That isn't saying that I don't find multitracking fun sometimes; Christine Lavin is a wonderful acoustic folk musician, who happens to use looping pedals to create multi-tracked harmonies, and has a couple of songs that use pre-recorded tracks for her to build on. But she has had more than 30 years to perfect that, and I'd not sooner try to do the same than I would twirl batons (another part of her act, incidentally).


-Kurt

(And I've noticed that you don't wear hats in all of your videos...)

pabrizzer
02-24-2013, 10:46 PM
Bonus done tonight for this seasons bird theme with no hat!
Annie Lennox's Little Bird

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAFjySeM6LU

Liamfsus7
02-25-2013, 12:04 AM
I enjoyed it, but this song, as written, pretty much calls for multi-tracking to do it justoice. Alas, as it's not permitted this week, you did it the best you could, and it I liked anyways.


Thanks for your honesty, 25 people have viewed that video from here and no one commented so I knew I'd done something wrong

FiL
02-25-2013, 02:37 AM
Thanks for your honesty, 25 people have viewed that video from here and no one commented so I knew I'd done something wrong

Liam, don't forget...it's not all about you. :) Seriously, there are so many videos and so little time. Most folks here only comment on a couple of videos per week. Only a few brave souls comment on everything, or nearly everything. Personally, I usually only comment on videos that really stand out or speak to me in some way. It doesn't mean everything else it crap. Sometimes a video is just OK.

And overall, the more you comment on other people's videos, the greater the likelihood that they will comment on yours from time to time.

(And no, I haven't had a chance to watch you video yet.)

- FiL

Lideruke
02-25-2013, 02:48 AM
Q: What weighs six ounces, sits in a tree, and is very very dangerous?

A: A sparrow with a machine gun.

Liamfsus7
02-25-2013, 03:45 AM
Liam, don't forget...it's not all about you. :) Seriously, there are so many videos and so little time. Most folks here only comment on a couple of videos per week. Only a few brave souls comment on everything, or nearly everything. Personally, I usually only comment on videos that really stand out or speak to me in some way. It doesn't mean everything else it crap. Sometimes a video is just OK.

And overall, the more you comment on other people's videos, the greater the likelihood that they will comment on yours from time to time.

(And no, I haven't had a chance to watch you video yet.)

- FiL

I didn't mean to give the impression it was all about me, I simply meant that I knew the video was missing something/not great because of the lack of comments - I'm not dropping hints!! (I must've been spoilt last week ;) )

And I do comment lots I think :)

Aside from this, I'm doing a bonus which will hopefully be better :D

Cornfield
02-25-2013, 05:04 AM
I enjoyed it, but this song, as written, pretty much calls for multi-tracking to do it justoice. Alas, as it's not permitted this week, you did it the best you could, and it I liked anyways.

One thing I don't understand is why some weeks multi-tracking is permitted and others, not? No, let me re-state that. I don't understand why multi-tracking is ever prohibited. We've sort of established that the Seasons are about participation, not competition, so why not let people do what they want? It gives more "technically-advanced" Seasonistas an advantage? Maybe instead it might encourage folks who otherwise might not motivated to do so to explore the simple world of using their computers to record doubling, beat tracks or harmony?

Then again, it's not like if one were to multi-track Blackbird (like the Beatles did), you'd have your entry taken down from the thread. You'd just be ineligible from "winning", and I don't thing any of us really post our Seasons vids with hopes of "winning" anyways.

I don't understand the obsession with having a ukulele in the video. Oh well, whoever hosts the season sets the rules.

greyghost
02-25-2013, 06:25 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb5b6yxBtMU

Here's my other prog rock bonus song. The band Camel's best album was instrumental music inspired by Paul Gallico's novella "The Snow Goose". This is the title song.

Wow! The Snow Goose is one of my favorite prog-instrumental albums, and the whole idea of a ukulele version of that song struck me as physically impossible. You, my friend, have nailed it. Great job.

UkeyDave
02-25-2013, 06:39 AM
Heres my entry. Great choice and love the prizes this week. This is an obvious entry but I've tried to put my own slant on it. I'm right out of bird costumes at the moment so apologies for that. ;-)
Oh and I hope a rare view of my face is worth at LEAST 2,000,000 extra points. Mmmm - probably not :-(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAloL4MZB8k

mattydee
02-25-2013, 07:32 AM
Sorry, Dave, for the threadjack, but as for the multi-track question (and all the other host prerogatives like bonuses, single takes, etc): We have actually been over this many many times in separate threads. The host sets the rules for the week. For those of you who are newer to the Seasons, the no multi-track rule (along with single continuous take, uke front and center, midnight Hawaiian time, etc.) is a tradition from the original Six Seasons contest. Like it or not, it does actually level the playing field. Multi-tracking is something that not only takes skill, but time. Depending on how many tracks, it takes that much extra time to record and then mix. And multi-tracked entries, are, for me at least, much more intimidating than the simpler entries. I have multi-tracked videos before, (a lot for one of Mim's contests), and there's no way I'd be able to arrange, rehearse, record, edit and mix a multi-tracked video every week.

And while the seasons have indeed evolved into a more personal challenge than competition, speaking for myself, at least, the competition aspect actually pushes me to be a better player... to strive for greater creativity, for stronger vocals, cleaner playing. We discussed, at length, in another thread, whether to do away with prizes, or bonus, or any of it in order to make the Seasons more welcoming (at least, I think that was the reasoning). And the consensus was that it should be the hosts' prerogative. Multi-tracked entries have been fun on weeks where they have been allowed and encouraged. But I think leaving it to the host is the best way to go.

Mandalyn
02-25-2013, 08:22 AM
First entry into the seasons... But somebody did my song already.
So I guess I will just submit this as a bonus.
Here is my version of Talking Bird.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfy7ONT8w3A

xommen
02-25-2013, 08:27 AM
Hi Mandalyn,
you should use this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfy7ONT8w3A (so without #)
and if you click the little filmroll and then paste the link it becomes this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfy7ONT8w3A

peewee
02-25-2013, 08:27 AM
Hey Mandalyn, no harm having duplicates, unless the host specifies..

Here's a stab at a bird song from me. I wouldn't know this one if it wasn't for the mighty John Bianchi's (http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjnobianchi) version, so thanks to him for that.

The video is a little jumpy. Is that a good excuse for a new laptop?


http://youtu.be/70GSoGcDR1Y
http://youtu.be/70GSoGcDR1Y

here's what "Snake Hips" looks like: http://youtu.be/7U4ww-MmAY4

The Prisoner's Song: http://youtu.be/mm4h0e90sWo

What is this thing caled Love: http://youtu.be/RCmn61kOVoQ



OK back to work..

Mandalyn
02-25-2013, 08:33 AM
Hi Mandalyn,
you should use this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfy7ONT8w3A (so without #)
....

Thanks!
:)

pabrizzer
02-25-2013, 08:41 AM
First entry into the seasons... But somebody did my song already.
So I guess I will just submit this as a bonus.
Here is my version of Talking Bird.

Gee. That was so good. Truly lovely.
It can still be an official entry even if it has been done before unless the host has made some rule about it (and they haven't this season).
Haven't heard this song before this season.

Mim
02-25-2013, 08:57 AM
I may enter this one! Hopefully no one does my song before I get around to it! Been meaning to jump into the seasons for a long time now!!!

mattydee
02-25-2013, 09:05 AM
I may enter this one! Hopefully no one does my song before I get around to it! Been meaning to jump into the seasons for a long time now!!!

Yaaaaayyyyyy!

Hippie Dribble
02-25-2013, 09:29 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyUzVT__7pY

The Ukelites
02-25-2013, 09:56 AM
Bonus done tonight for this seasons bird theme with no hat!
Annie Lennox's Little Bird

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAFjySeM6LU


Yeah, great song choice and fantastic performance! :cool:

Pueo
02-25-2013, 09:59 AM
Ooh! I love birds. Once I get my thesis in, I should have time to contribute something. I have a tattoo of an owl on my wrist. Is that good for a bonus point? :-)


...
YAY! Another owl tattoo :) Just got mine last week...whole side, Van Gogh owl study. 49340
Let's see it! I am going to say that that level of commitment counts for a partial dress up!


GREAT theme Dave! I have a few ideas in mind. May have to do them all. Also, my youngest daughter is a big fan of owls. Maybe I could find a good owl song. Woo hoo!


And I collect owls! I'm going for 2nd or 3rd place!
I like owls too, I have since I was a kid. In fact, I wanted to learn how to keep and care for raptors when I was younger just so that I could have an owl as a pet. Then I started to realize that they are wild animals and belong in the wild. I have seen some owls in the wild in California, but I am really looking forward to the day I see a Pueo here. Well, I saw one at the zoo on the big island, but I want to see a free one.

I applaud you for rehabbing those birds and caring for them. I would very much like to contribute when I can. I have a couple of song ideas already.
Oh, and I very much want an owl tattoo, I just need to figure out what to get.

The Ukelites
02-25-2013, 10:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyUzVT__7pY

Pretty one! Love the setting while the bird sing with you (the birds haven't returned to Germany yet)

watchyourtoes
02-25-2013, 11:13 AM
http://youtu.be/uL5b4SHK9A8
My entry for season 54

watchyourtoes
02-25-2013, 11:16 AM
http://youtu.be/2VfhuBSOTxI

Bonus for Season 54

uke4ia
02-25-2013, 11:17 AM
http://youtu.be/uL5b4SHK9A8
My entry for season 54


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL5b4SHK9A8
Here's watchyourtoes' official entry

watchyourtoes
02-25-2013, 11:19 AM
http://youtu.be/uL5b4SHK9A8

My official entry for Season 54

TCK
02-25-2013, 11:56 AM
Going to sneak a minute and make some comments before I gotta go to a meeting. What a great few days this has been for me- so much to watch!.
As always, make sure that I have your videos in the right spot on the playlists. If I do not, PM me please and I will fix it.
MattyDee- thank you for fielding the question about multi-tracking so eloquently. Not a thread jack at all.
Now- on to the good stuff ;)

Bird week, here we go!
Thanks for hosting!
Steffan- you are KILLING me. Great little tune here, loved the bird cage, loved the outfits (2 points!), great stuff guys. Made me smile.

Here is my entry. A somewhat bleak song by Sidney Carter.

Great song Tootler, were you in hurry though? I don't want to have to go look up Mr. Carter- I want you to tell me about him! Really love the lyrics on this one.

Here is my first and last attempt at making a video outside my apartment! Outside recording is the hardest thing you will ever do, but the addition of the snow was GREAT. I loved the rendition (heard this a lot as a kid) and the outtakes :)

Here's a bonus track...uke4IA- both of these are wonderful, but that Snow Goose bit..ridiculously good. Solo rock instrumental on an Ukulele? Awesome!

Jazzbanjorex- really nice take on this tune, loved your rendition and that Uke. What is that- it sounds wonderful.


Birds of a Feather by Joe South (1969)
... but it needed some Joe South electric sitar.
So awesome! I had missed him passing away. Sad news, but man did you do a great job with his songs. I am convinced all songs need electric sitar now.

Wow, two of my favorite things--birds and ukuleles! Great theme, TCK! I predict a ton of entries.

This song is called "Little Wing", but it is not the Jimi Hendrix song. It's by Neil Young, from his "Hawks & Doves" album.
- FiL I am sure I am not the only one who is glad you gave that one a go on the uke FiL. Real treat there, did a great job with the singing and played it so nice I would never have believed it was 2 chords.


Excellent choice Jazzbanjorex - this is one of my favorite bird songs. Here's a version I did on guitar a few years ago:

nice- two great videos of this one today. Maybe I will spin the Dean-o on the way home :)

A hollis brown type rendition:-) Try Clarence Ashley (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwlOO8RG-og) instead
Wee- I need a process video. How you go from song to product. It is like performance art I am sure. Beautiful take on this song, which is truly your own.


Like this...

One of my favorites. So glad to see this one this week.

Bonus done tonight for this seasons bird theme with no hat!
Annie Lennox's Little Bird
Really nice song with just the right amount of bluesy-ness to it. Had my foot tapping

First entry into the seasons... But somebody did my song already.
So I guess I will just submit this as a bonus.
Here is my version of Talking Bird.
WOW- where have you been hiding? That was beautiful. I totally counted it as an entry, and welcome to the seasons

PeeWee- Fantastic rendition there, we play that song every night just about. Had my snake hips swiveling
Eugene- Knowing that you have an entire repetoir of bird songs, I expected a big delivery. This one did not disappoint mate, and thanks for the dedication.
Watchyourtoes- 2 great videos in one shot! Your entry is way up on my list, love the Old 97's. You did a great job with the song mate. Had me crooning along

Tootler
02-25-2013, 01:07 PM
Great song Tootler, were you in hurry though? I don't want to have to go look up Mr. Carter- I want you to tell me about him! Really love the lyrics on this one.


Sorry. I was rather fitting in my recording around doing other things.

I thought you might have heard of Sidney Carter which is why I didn't expand on him in the intro. He wrote Lord of the Dance which is the song he is best known for. He was an English songwriter and several of his songs have been taken up as hymns; others have found their way into the folk song canon over here, The Crow on the Cradle being one. Sidney Carter was a pacifist and served in a Quaker Ambulance unit in WWII and the Crow on the Cradle reflects that aspect of his beliefs.

BTW. the teacher in you really came out in the way you phrased your comment. :old:

TCK
02-25-2013, 02:16 PM
Sorry. I was rather fitting in my recording around doing other things.

I thought you might have heard of Sidney Carter which is why I didn't expand on him in the intro. He wrote Lord of the Dance which is the song he is best known for. He was an English songwriter and several of his songs have been taken up as hymns; others have found their way into the folk song canon over here, The Crow on the Cradle being one. Sidney Carter was a pacifist and served in a Quaker Ambulance unit in WWII and the Crow on the Cradle reflects that aspect of his beliefs.

BTW. the teacher in you really came out in the way you phrased your comment. :old:
Sorry Tootler- didn't mean to come off as bossy. History time with Tootler is one of my favorite parts of the seasons sincerely. It is a great tune and a fantastic story.

TCK
02-25-2013, 02:38 PM
I kind of figured we had another owl enthusiast among us Pueo. I had a similar fascination hit me one night with my nephew when I saw a Saw Whet capture its prey right in front of me. There was something about the little fellow that I could not shake. I started handling mostly for sell-fish reasons (I really wanted to hold an owl). It has been a massive time commitment but I have made great friends (some human) and had something in me awakened. Having one on the fist is a life-changing thing, especially if it is in need of exercise and entertainment because it cannot be released. Find the rescue over there and do it man. You won't regret a minute of it.
I have at this point seen all our wild ones free with the exception of a short-eared (on the list- I know where there is a breeding sight) and have my sights now on a Hawk. He is a special one...he is getting old too. May have to visit my buddy John in NYC, do some car ukin' and see if I can spot him :)
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Certainly hope to hear when you spot your Pueo in the wild. Going to be a huge thing I am sure.
I like owls too, I have since I was a kid. In fact, I wanted to learn how to keep and care for raptors when I was younger just so that I could have an owl as a pet. Then I started to realize that they are wild animals and belong in the wild. I have seen some owls in the wild in California, but I am really looking forward to the day I see a Pueo here. Well, I saw one at the zoo on the big island, but I want to see a free one.

I applaud you for rehabbing those birds and caring for them. I would very much like to contribute when I can. I have a couple of song ideas already.
Oh, and I very much want an owl tattoo, I just need to figure out what to get.

J-Peg
02-25-2013, 02:51 PM
Sorry, Dave, for the threadjack, but as for the multi-track question (and all the other host prerogatives like bonuses, single takes, etc): We have actually been over this many many times in separate threads. The host sets the rules for the week. For those of you who are newer to the Seasons, the no multi-track rule (along with single continuous take, uke front and center, midnight Hawaiian time, etc.) is a tradition from the original Six Seasons contest. Like it or not, it does actually level the playing field. Multi-tracking is something that not only takes skill, but time. Depending on how many tracks, it takes that much extra time to record and then mix. And multi-tracked entries, are, for me at least, much more intimidating than the simpler entries. I have multi-tracked videos before, (a lot for one of Mim's contests), and there's no way I'd be able to arrange, rehearse, record, edit and mix a multi-tracked video every week.

And while the seasons have indeed evolved into a more personal challenge than competition, speaking for myself, at least, the competition aspect actually pushes me to be a better player... to strive for greater creativity, for stronger vocals, cleaner playing. We discussed, at length, in another thread, whether to do away with prizes, or bonus, or any of it in order to make the Seasons more welcoming (at least, I think that was the reasoning). And the consensus was that it should be the hosts' prerogative. Multi-tracked entries have been fun on weeks where they have been allowed and encouraged. But I think leaving it to the host is the best way to go.

:agree: with pretty much every word of this.

uke4ia
02-25-2013, 03:14 PM
I kind of figured we had another owl enthusiast among us Pueo. I had a similar fascination hit me one night with my nephew when I saw a Saw Whet capture its prey right in front of me. There was something about the little fellow that I could not shake.

Your owl experiences are better than mine. When I worked for the U.S. Geological Survey in the '80s, one time I had to drive out near the end of Cape Cod to retrieve a recording device that had been measuring the water level in a well for several years. I had to take down the platform on top of the well pipe that housed the recorder, and bring all of it back to Boston. When I got there, I found a great horned owl had recently sat on top of the housing to eat a skunk. There were tiny shards of putrefying skunk meat all over the housing. So I had to sit in a hot van with no air conditioning with molten skunk jerky for an hour waiting to get through the South Station tunnel in the pre-Big Dig days. Le PEW!!!!

TCK
02-25-2013, 03:46 PM
Ugh- GHOW- the only avian predator of skunks. That is truly a horrifying owl experience- I may have walked away from the thing entirely!
Your owl experiences are better than mine. When I worked for the U.S. Geological Survey in the '80s, one time I had to drive out near the end of Cape Cod to retrieve a recording device that had been measuring the water level in a well for several years. I had to take down the platform on top of the well pipe that housed the recorder, and bring all of it back to Boston. When I got there, I found a great horned owl had recently sat on top of the housing to eat a skunk. There were tiny shards of putrefying skunk meat all over the housing. So I had to sit in a hot van with no air conditioning with molten skunk jerky for an hour waiting to get through the South Station tunnel in the pre-Big Dig days. Le PEW!!!!

OldePhart
02-25-2013, 04:16 PM
Okay, hope nobody has done this one as I haven't had time to view all the vids yet.

When I heard this song as a youngster I never could figure out what all these birds had to do with an Oreo cookie...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5YB60reUNg&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5YB60reUNg&feature=youtu.be
John

ajlm
02-25-2013, 04:35 PM
Wow - you all astound me with your talent and efforts!! I wasn't expecting to see so many bonuses so quickly. I also wasn't expecting to see so many entries so quickly either. How some of you all put out such great stuff after just a day or two of seeing the topic is beyond me!! I have a two month goal of learning my first song - haha!!

Keep 'em coming!!

TCK
02-25-2013, 04:38 PM
Okay, hope nobody has done this one as I haven't had time to view all the vids yet.
When I heard this song as a youngster I never could figure out what all these birds had to do with an Oreo cookie...
John
John- how could anyone hope to do that better? Smiling ear to ear, and I love the new tats! That'll do in spades mate :)

OldePhart
02-25-2013, 04:40 PM
Heres my entry. Great choice and love the prizes this week. This is an obvious entry but I've tried to put my own slant on it. I'm right out of bird costumes at the moment so apologies for that. ;-)
Oh and I hope a rare view of my face is worth at LEAST 2,000,000 extra points. Mmmm - probably not :-(


Great job - I almost decided to do this one but decided to go with the other thing instead. Now I'm really glad I made that decision! :)

John

TCK
02-25-2013, 04:40 PM
Seems to have slowed down a bit- mind if I play you all a bonus?
Been overwhelmed by the level of talent so far this season, and succumbed to the inspiration.
I hesitate to play a song, because some of the new folks might be put off by the fact that it has been done. Don't worry, I like repeats a lot!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD8aDYHQmZo&feature=youtu.be

Joko
02-25-2013, 04:54 PM
I want to apologize for my rant last night. It had no place on a season thread; there are other more appropriate places I could have voiced my opinion about the rules. Again, I'm sorry. I need to be cautious about allowing emotions and behaviors which might be okay elsewhere on the internet spill over into other forums (right before I posted my opinions last night, I had just come out of a big flame war/argument in a totally unrelated world, and my blood was boiling).

Again, whoops. Nothing to see here! Back to the fun!

TCK
02-25-2013, 05:20 PM
Again, whoops. Nothing to see here! Back to the fun!
Precisely- I saw no rant. Nothing to apologize for Joko.

decaturcomp
02-25-2013, 06:25 PM
A:) I loove this season.
2:) I'm shooting for 3rd place just as hard as I can go. Yes, I held something back to keep from hitting one of the top two slots (snarfle, ... not really of course) but Garbo sounds like my kind of pal. There's a Barred Owl who frequents the pine trees that graze my back deck. Get free Owl sounds, here http://info.allaboutbirds.org/evergreen_download-owl-sounds-form?utm_campaign=Oct-2012-Owl-Sounds-download&utm_source=speciespage?utm_campaign=Owl%20Sounds&utm_source=Barred_Owl_sounds including Barn and Barred Owl sounds.
III:) There is no..... reason III.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thgf4H44oKY

decaturcomp
02-25-2013, 06:55 PM
I'm proponus of de bonus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L415SXeRVGk

TCK
02-25-2013, 06:59 PM
A:) I loove this season.
2:) I'm shooting for 3rd place just as hard as I can go. Yes, I held something back to keep from hitting one of the top two slots (snarfle, ... not really of course) but Garbo sounds like my kind of pal. There's a Barred Owl who frequents the pine trees that graze my back deck. Get free Owl sounds, here http://info.allaboutbirds.org/evergreen_download-owl-sounds-form?utm_campaign=Oct-2012-Owl-Sounds-download&utm_source=speciespage?utm_campaign=Owl%20Sounds&utm_source=Barred_Owl_sounds including Barn and Barred Owl sounds.
III:) There is no..... reason III.

Alan, you are the only person who KNOWS what my favorite bird song is and you held it back. OK-promise me a bonus if no one else does it?
This is a great video mate- heartfelt and beautiful. I am sure your owl was listening contentedly. Thanks for playing along.
Your bonus posted while I was typing- two great videos back to back- Thanks for both of them

thesillydave
02-25-2013, 09:13 PM
well, this probably isn't your favorite bird song...but it was fun to do! going for the silly vote!

http://youtu.be/d6WBald-htY

though i did have one lyric malfunction...see if you can find it! i couldn't do another take!
thanks TCK!
now off to bonus land...

pabrizzer
02-25-2013, 09:28 PM
This Little Bird by John D Loudermilk.
Pa and Cha and ivantheT.
I told Cha the percussionist often gets hidden by the "main" performers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYH00GduK-Q

pabrizzer
02-25-2013, 09:38 PM
I'm proponus of de bonus

I looked at this one.
Written for the passing of Janis Joplin I read some where.

wee_ginga_yin
02-26-2013, 12:46 AM
Here is a bonus fresh out the oven... not about birds but more about flying as a philosophical imperative.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW5pwEtKkCk

Barbablanca
02-26-2013, 01:40 AM
Here is my entry for Bird Week.

Let me give you all some background to the creation of this song. In Summer 2009, I was at Alasdair Fraser's "Crisol de Cuerda" Spanish Fiddle Camp. The atmosphere was fantastic and the music flowed almost 24/7. I had already written a couple of promising lyrics and was on that "other plane" where songs appear to be gifted to you, rather than worked on.

Anyway, one morning I awoke particularly early and went for a brief walk along the shore of the misty lake beside our hostel. The weather looked rather threatening for a Spanish summer as mist rolled down off the hills and the clouds above threatened to envelop everything in their path. Suddenly, I saw this beautiful falcon passing incredibly close, just skimming low over the lake - exactly as described in the song. Then, all of these reflections on the beauty of the bird, the power of flight and our earthbound nature came flooding into my mind and I wrote them down as poem.

Later, I showed the poem to Alasdairs's eldest son Galen, who composes, and he asked me if he could put a melody to it. I was more than pleased at his offer. The result is the song you have here:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21Rcu3x5VJA&feature=youtube_gdata

Lyrics & Chords:

The Falcon Over The Lake Lyrics: Berni Armstrong
Music: Galen Fraser
Bm A
Curling down from the mountains
D G
Swirling ballerinas of mist
Bm A
Patches of light, falling drizzle
G
Cloud banks that twirl, spin and twist
D A
Then in a shaft of sunlight
D G
Revealed in a momentary break
Bm A
The power and beauty and mystery
D G
Of a falcon over the lake


I doubt it was fish he was hunting
His head darting side, front to side
He seemed out of place over the water
Em G Gm
As on the warm current he glides
D A
The waves leapt to catch him napping
D G
But they never came close to his wake
He soared back skywards so proudly
The falcon over the lake.


Bm A
I stood there earthbound in wonder
D G
At this master of wind, cloud and sky
Bm A
Knowing wings are reserved for angels
D G
So what chance I'll ever fly?


D A
Below on the rocks, I stood dreaming
D G
The airman in me, just a fake
Bm A
For I never will soar, weave and dive like
D G
The falcon over the lake

The power and beauty and mystery
Of the falcon over the lake
He soared back skywards so proudly
The falcon over the lake
No, I never will soar, weave and dive like
The falcon over the lake
G D *
Over the lake.

MountainUker
02-26-2013, 02:08 AM
So here is my video- a first for me. I guess it's a bonus track as it's not about birds directly but it has a bird in and is played in a research lab for birds on a subantarctic island that is a World Heritage site for birdlife.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPWhQEfK5r0&feature=youtu.be

peewee
02-26-2013, 05:26 AM
So here is my video- a first for me. I guess it's a bonus track as it's not about birds directly but it has a bird in and is played in a research lab for birds on a subantarctic island that is a World Heritage site for birdlife.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPWhQEfK5r0&feature=youtu.be

Welcome!
Is Frozen Bob Joe a Northern Rockhopper (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Rockhopper_Penguin)? Gough Island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gough_Island)?
That's got to be bonus points for remote location, makes the Tasmanian Bush seem suburban. Nice rendition of the song too!

Hope you can get a proper entry in, hopefully in the midst of some massive squawking bird colony. thanks

DWitt
02-26-2013, 05:33 AM
New member here, first time participating in the seasons.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iExk1FYl_rM

A few notes are sour, and I've got some buzzing (I haven't gotten this one set up yet!), but oh well. Also, I still haven't figured out to record in both right and left channels.

A Tom Waits cover, from his album "Alice." This is a Lanikai LU-21B, in linear G tuning.

Here's approximately how I played it (except transposed to G):

C G7 C C4 C
They bought a round for the sailor
F G7
and they heard his tale
Csus4-C-Csus4-C F G7
of a world that was so far away
C F
and a song that we'd never heard
G7 C F
a song of a little bird
G7 Csus4 C
that fell in love with a whale
G7 C Csus4 C
He said, 'You cannot live in the ocean
F G7
and she said to him
Csus4-C-Csus4-C F G7
you never can live in the sky
G7 C F
but the ocean is filled with tears
G7 C F
and the sea turns into a mirror
G7 C F
there's a whale in the moon when it's clear
G7 Csus4 C
and a bird on the tide
C C7 F
Please don't cry
D7 F G7
let me dry your eyes
C G7 C Csus4 C
so tell me that you will wait for me
F G7
hold me in your arms
Csus4-C-Csus4-C F G7
I promise we never will part
C F
I'll never sail back to the time
G7 C F
but I'll always pretend you're mine
G7 C F
though I know that we both must part
G7 Csus4 C
you can live in my heart

pabrizzer
02-26-2013, 06:17 AM
New member here, first time participating in the seasons.



A few notes are sour, and I've got some buzzing (I haven't gotten this one set up yet!), but oh well. Also, I still haven't figured out to record in both right and left channels.

A Tom Waits cover, from his album "Alice." This is a Lanikai LU-21B, in linear G tuning.

Liked it a lot.

One channel only could be a panning setting some where - it is like the balance setting on stereo speakers - it should be in the middle.
With such a good looking microphone it is worth sorting it out.
Or your mic could be just plugged in to one "side"?
Others here know a lot more about this than I.

DWitt
02-26-2013, 06:32 AM
Liked it a lot.

One channel only could be a panning setting some where - it is like the balance setting on stereo speakers - it should be in the middle.
With such a good looking microphone it is worth sorting it out.
Or your mic could be just plugged in to one "side"?
Others here know a lot more about this than I.

Thanks!

Seems to me like solid advice on the mic—I think you must be right. I've tried to find such a setting—in fact, I found something that looked to be such a thing in the recording interface software, but putting it back to balanced there didn't fix the issue.

I have the mic from recording audiobooks, which I haven't done yet on the new computer. Maybe I should hook it back up to my old computer and see if I can tell what's different (or if it still works fine on the old setup!).

OldePhart
02-26-2013, 06:37 AM
Again, whoops. Nothing to see here! Back to the fun!

Actually...I thought you were joking... LOL

John

OldePhart
02-26-2013, 06:53 AM
Wow - you all astound me with your talent and efforts!! I wasn't expecting to see so many bonuses so quickly. I also wasn't expecting to see so many entries so quickly either. How some of you all put out such great stuff after just a day or two of seeing the topic is beyond me!! I have a two month goal of learning my first song - haha!!

Keep 'em coming!!

For some of them this is due to having lot's of talent. To others of us it has more to do with having a very low embarassability factor... LOL

John

OldePhart
02-26-2013, 06:54 AM
John- how could anyone hope to do that better? Smiling ear to ear, and I love the new tats! That'll do in spades mate :)

Thanks man. I decided as long as I'm drawing more smiles than winces I'll keep playing... :)

John

OldePhart
02-26-2013, 06:59 AM
This Little Bird by John D Loudermilk.
Pa and Cha and ivantheT.
I told Cha the percussionist often gets hidden by the "main" performers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYH00GduK-Q

Uh-oh, playing the cute card! Great job all three of you!

John

OldePhart
02-26-2013, 07:02 AM
So here is my video- a first for me. I guess it's a bonus track as it's not about birds directly but it has a bird in and is played in a research lab for birds on a subantarctic island that is a World Heritage site for birdlife.

Welcome to the seasons - looking forward to more from you!

pabrizzer
02-26-2013, 07:17 AM
Uh-oh, playing the cute card! Great job all three of you!

John

You're kidding - my brother's not cute!

Charlie (grand daughter) comes over on Tuesday arvos for her uke/guitar lesson so if I'm doing a vid I get her to join in.

xommen
02-26-2013, 07:59 AM
TCK, can this please be my Entry (instead of the other Eagle), Where Eagles Fly by Sammy Hagar.
I found this yesterday and love it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-8dNSCTvtQ

we tigers
02-26-2013, 08:10 AM
Last week I recorded this song as a bonus for Season 53 (revisiting the single first take all creatures great and small season). It's about a chicken more or less, so I'm going to post it here as a bonus as well. Meanwhile the search for a fitting song continues...

http://youtu.be/Oipx0Q54xx8

ajlm
02-26-2013, 08:26 AM
[QUOTE=OldePhart;1198219]For some of them this is due to having lot's of talent. To others of us it has more to do with having a very low embarassability factor... LOL

Haha - Well that makes perfect sense. I have very little talent and a very high embarassability factor but Dave and you all are helping with both. :D

Hippie Dribble
02-26-2013, 08:26 AM
couldn't resist this old favourite of mine... :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9J-CaAKQkI

GinnyT11
02-26-2013, 08:29 AM
http://youtu.be/qg_FwJZwpQM

I was feeling bereft without contributing to the Seasons for a few weeks, and I'm glad to be back. This song has birds in the lyrics.

pabrizzer
02-26-2013, 08:30 AM
couldn't resist this old favourite of mine... :)



Top performance Jon! So well done.

GinnyT11
02-26-2013, 08:39 AM
This is a Robyn Hitchcock song. My daughter was way too happy to get a picture of me like this and put it on Facebook, with a caption of "My friends don't believe me when I tell them how crazy my parents are." Not that she's right, but I'm considering playing my entire set at next Saturday's show this way.

Jim, I know you have "hard rocker" tattooed on your DNA, but I really like your performance this ballad. Both picking and singing are very engaging.


Dr.Frankenstein: "Nice hump."
Igor: "What hump?"

chrimess
02-26-2013, 09:09 AM
awesome, need more Hagar, right, Ukuleledaddy?


TCK, can this please be my Entry (instead of the other Eagle), Where Eagles Fly by Sammy Hagar.
I found this yesterday and love it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-8dNSCTvtQ

elmann
02-26-2013, 09:14 AM
A real bird theme: My parrot doesn't eat hard-boiled eggs (German)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3ZfPpGPaVc
Translation below vid

GinnyT11
02-26-2013, 10:04 AM
Birdwatchers:

Here's an eaglecam on a bald eagle's nest near Jordan Lake, N.C. At this moment I can see an adult and a juvenile. http://www.ustream.tv/jordanlakeeagles

Last year the pair hatched two eggs, and they fought over the yummy rodent parts the parents brought home. Once I saw a fish on the edge of the nest, like food in the pantry to eat later.

You might find something else interesting on spyonabird.com

GinnyT11
02-26-2013, 10:22 AM
So here is my video- a first for me. I guess it's a bonus track as it's not about birds directly but it has a bird in and is played in a research lab for birds on a subantarctic island that is a World Heritage site for birdlife.

Congratulations on posting your first video! You did just the right thing to take a ukulele to a subantarctic island. (Imagine how the days would have passed more quickly for the researchers on the Endurance, if only Shackleton had played the uke.) We look forward to having you join in again.


.

GinnyT11
02-26-2013, 10:32 AM
New member here, first time participating in the seasons.
A Tom Waits cover, from his album "Alice." This is a Lanikai LU-21B, in linear G tuning.

Very nicely done! We're glad you've joined this rolling party called the Seasons and hope to see you here often.

—Ginny

decaturcomp
02-26-2013, 11:39 AM
Yes:
Hunter includes the dedication "...for Janis" with the lyric as it appears in Box of Rain (http://artsites.ucsc.edu/GDead/agdl/biblio.html#hunter). (A collection of his lyrics)


I looked at this one.
Written for the passing of Janis Joplin I read some where.

GinnyT11
02-26-2013, 12:07 PM
well, this probably isn't your favorite bird song...but it was fun to do! going for the silly vote!

Great get-up! Reminds me of the nefarious penguin in Wallace and Gromit's The Wrong Trousers.

49401

decaturcomp
02-26-2013, 01:23 PM
Hiya DWitt!

Beautiful job. Great singing! Played nicely, too. I didn't hear any clunkers by the way. So glad to have you in the midst of us. Welcome.


New member here, first time participating in the seasons.


A Tom Waits cover, from his album "Alice." This is a Lanikai LU-21B, in linear G tuning.

decaturcomp
02-26-2013, 01:30 PM
Yes, Feathers McGraw!


Great get-up! Reminds me of the nefarious penguin in Wallace and Gromit's The Wrong Trousers.

49401

DWitt
02-26-2013, 01:48 PM
Hiya DWitt!

Beautiful job. Great singing! Played nicely, too. I didn't hear any clunkers by the way. So glad to have you in the midst of us. Welcome.

Thanks! Looking forward to playing around with the Seasons—

erivel
02-26-2013, 02:44 PM
Aloha Folks,
It's been a while since I got to play Seasonista! Been really busy with the new baby. Had some free time today to record and butcher this tune. I hope to have time to watch all the entries this week...


http://youtu.be/9MUcwP31mDc

Joko
02-26-2013, 02:56 PM
While perusing song titles with birds in them, I discovered Oasis had a small hit with this song here. As I covered Oasis last week, why not keep it going? The video Oasis made for this song was simple and reminded me a lot of our Seattle parks, so why not COVER the VIDEO too?!
Which I did. Mostly.

Enjoy!


http://youtu.be/s7Wfdrv9DKY


(if you're interested to see how closely I 'covered' the original Oasis video: it's here-> http://youtu.be/eGi59PYz4ig)

ukuleledaddy
02-26-2013, 03:12 PM
TCK, can this please be my Entry (instead of the other Eagle), Where Eagles Fly by Sammy Hagar.
I found this yesterday and love it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-8dNSCTvtQ


awesome, need more Hagar, right, Ukuleledaddy?

Christian, I'm surprised you remember that! Well, I did that song for another contest last year (not a Seasons contest) and it was horrendous. I had always wanted to redo it. That was going to be my entry for this week. Xommen, isn't that a great song? Nice cover there. I've got a second choice up my sleeve which I will try to stumble though.

TCK
02-26-2013, 03:35 PM
Whew- just shaking my head after all this. Thanks so much everyone for putting yourselves out there, and making my week seriously awesome. OK- now for the comments:


well, this probably isn't your favorite bird song...but it was fun to do! going for the silly vote!
...though i did have one lyric malfunction...see if you can find it! i couldn't do another take!
thanks TCK!
now off to bonus land...
No- thank you Dave! Outfit...check. Pirate-y chick attached to headstock...check. Louis Jordan song? O heck yes!!! Pure awesome wrapped in silly, just the way we like it.


This Little Bird by John D Loudermilk.
Pa and Cha and ivantheT.
I told Cha the percussionist often gets hidden by the "main" performers.

Warms my heart when you have the little ones play along- such a nice feel here. Please do thank Cha and IvantheT for their contributions for me.

Here is a bonus fresh out the oven... not about birds but more about flying as a philosophical imperative.
MAN I had forgotten how much I love this song- great job on it, now in constant rotation. One of those that strikes a chord with me (no pun...)

Here is my entry for Bird Week.

Bernie, this is Aurora
49402
I met her for the first time at the beginning of this Season. She is a Tundrous Peregrine Falcon, and she had me in awe the entire time we got to hang out together. Feelings I could never put into words- but you did. Thanks for this one.

So here is my video- a first for me. I guess it's a bonus track as it's not about birds directly but it has a bird in and is played in a research lab for birds on a subantarctic island that is a World Heritage site for birdlife.OK- your bird stories are WAY better than mine I am sure. Great video here, awesome setting, cool job. Welcome to the Seasons-hope we will see more of you!

New member here, first time participating in the seasons. ] YAY! Another first timer! Thanks for participating- you have quite a set of pipes, and we all love some Tom Waits! Welcome to the Seasons-also hope to see more of you!

TCK, can this please be my Entry (instead of the other Eagle), Where Eagles Fly by Sammy Hagar.
I found this yesterday and love it.
Of course it can Wim- you did a beautiful job on it mate. I have not heard the Red Rockers version, probably don't need to.

Last week I recorded this song as a bonus for Season 53 (revisiting the single first take all creatures great and small season). It's about a chicken more or less, so I'm going to post it here as a bonus as well. Meanwhile the search for a fitting song continues...

More Chickens! Awesome. Great bonus here, and I am sure you will find the one. Fingers crossed it involves the Glockenspiel...

couldn't resist this old favourite of mine... :)

I don't think anyone would ever fault you for not being able to resist mate...doing snake hips all night long with 2 versions of this gem in the playlist- great stuff as always.



I was feeling bereft without contributing to the Seasons for a few weeks, and I'm glad to be back. This song has birds in the lyrics. Here we go- so glad to see this here. This song must be connected to some buried memory of mine. I probably don't seem like the Debbie Reynolds type, but this song gives me the chills, always has. I was probably in a couch fort watching it on TV while mom was baking cookies or something, but I squealed a bit at the first few notes. Love it.

A real bird theme: My parrot doesn't eat hard-boiled eggs (German)
Translation below vid
elmann- your enthusiasm is CONTAGIOUS, and your showmanship sublime. I simply love everything you bring to the table mate.

Aloha Folks,
It's been a while since I got to play Seasonista! Been really busy with the new baby. Had some free time today to record and butcher this tune. I hope to have time to watch all the entries this week...

Everyone join me in a collective "YAY! Eric is back!"
OK- fantastic video as always, and congratulations on the new little one.

While perusing song titles with birds in them, I discovered Oasis had a small hit with this song here. As I covered Oasis last week, why not keep it going? The video Oasis made for this song was simple and reminded me a lot of our Seattle parks, so why not COVER the VIDEO too?!
Which I did. Mostly.
Enjoy!

Jaw On Floor. Not only did you get the song, but the video as well. That level of dedication is really impressive, and highly entertaining. Thank you so much for posting this for us Joko- well done.

Is that all of you? Just want to say that my days are a lot brighter with all these to watch- Keep them coming. Carry on Seasonistas, I am off to learn a song.
As always- please check and make sure I have your videos where they ought to go-
Cheers
Dave

~dave~~wave~
02-26-2013, 06:27 PM
This one's for uke4ia (yes, you're a cool dad), another Robyn Hitchcock tune.
Birds In Perspex

Perspex in not a word we use in the US.
Some of my fellow anglophiles may know it.

per·spex

/ˈpərspeks/

Solid transparent plastic made of polymethyl methacrylate (the same material as plexiglas or lucite).








http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_IqHG-gZ-M

MountainUker
02-26-2013, 07:22 PM
Yep, he is a Northern Rockhopper, they would rule the world if they had oppable thums! The location is correct as well. Back home now this was recorded last year while waiting for our heli ride back to the SA Agulhas II heading home to South Africa.

xommen
02-26-2013, 08:45 PM
Christian, I'm surprised you remember that! Well, I did that song for another contest last year (not a Seasons contest) and it was horrendous. I had always wanted to redo it. That was going to be my entry for this week. Xommen, isn't that a great song? Nice cover there. I've got a second choice up my sleeve which I will try to stumble though.

Yes, I think it is a great song, TCK does not mind doubles, so I say redo it anyway ;).

elmann
02-26-2013, 09:40 PM
couldn't resist this old favourite of mine... :) >My canary got circles under his eyes

Funny! Great!

pabrizzer
02-26-2013, 10:26 PM
While perusing song titles with birds in them, I discovered Oasis had a small hit with this song here. As I covered Oasis last week, why not keep it going? The video Oasis made for this song was simple and reminded me a lot of our Seattle parks, so why not COVER the VIDEO too?!
Which I did. Mostly.
Enjoy!
(if you're interested to see how closely I 'covered' the original Oasis video: it's here-> http://youtu.be/eGi59PYz4ig)
Yeah. It was good - the song and the video rip off as well.

uke4ia
02-27-2013, 12:33 AM
This one's for uke4ia (yes, you're a cool dad), another Robyn Hitchcock tune.
Birds In Perspex

Perspex in not a word we use in the US.
Some of my fellow anglophiles may know it.

per·spex

/ˈpərspeks/

Solid transparent plastic made of polymethyl methacrylate (the same material as plexiglas or lucite).


Great job, Dave! I was singing along at the end.

decaturcomp
02-27-2013, 04:44 AM
Hi Ang! Nice to meetcha!


Hey Ang here - TCK's sister! I am so thrilled to be a guest judge this week. You all are so inspiring and I am already loving what I am seeing/hearing/reading!

There are a couple songs I would love to see of course but looking forward to every submission!

Cheers!

TCK
02-27-2013, 06:38 AM
Sneaking away from grading papers to take a look at what we have today-

This one's for uke4ia (yes, you're a cool dad), another Robyn Hitchcock tune.
Birds In Perspex

Perspex in not a word we use in the US.
Some of my fellow anglophiles may know it.

Not a song I had her before, but I liked it quite a lot. I also dug how the Budgie tricked me into thinking it was the calmest bird on the planet, and so appropriately really matched the theme of the song. nicely done Dave- thanks for playing for us.

caukulele
02-27-2013, 06:53 AM
This has been a great week with so much talent. Who would have thought there could be so many wonderful bird songs? I won't be able to enter this week, (unfortunately I can't squeeze out the time) but I just wanted to say that the Sonoma Bird Rescue Center is a great place. I live very close to them and they do a wonderful job!!!!

peewee
02-27-2013, 09:21 AM
Here's another, I guess it's a bonus. Only tangentially bird related, but one of my all time favorite bluesy psychedelic nonsense cowboy tunes from the Meat Puppets. Plateau (http://youtu.be/F0IWHxvswLk)

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

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

I actually practiced this one, and spent a time working it out. There are dozens of contradictory charts and tabs for this one out there. I winged it for the trippy outro, it's close but not quite the right chords. Nevertheless, my performance is a mess, so sorry about that.

Dougf
02-27-2013, 09:21 AM
A little parable about a buzzard and a monkey.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af3FXNJDGl0

thesillydave
02-27-2013, 09:43 AM
A little parable about a buzzard and a monkey.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af3FXNJDGl0
loved it!! any chance of chord sharing? cheers!

CountryMouse
02-27-2013, 10:00 AM
I know this is simplistic, but I'm hoping you'll accept it. This song has a LOT of variants, including "The Leatherwing Bat". I got this from Contemplator's site (http://www.contemplator.com/folk.html), although I left several verses off.


http://youtu.be/WZ1DT0ECEOA

CountryMouse

we tigers
02-27-2013, 10:55 AM
Here's our official entry. We recorded this song especially for this week's host; Dave, this one goes out to you, mate!


http://youtu.be/-XDB2xCFX_8

It's an old Woody Guthrie lyric put to music by Billy Bragg and Wilco.
We gathered all the owls we had lying around in the house (most of them made by Saskia) to gain a few bonus points...

ukuleledaveey
02-27-2013, 10:59 AM
Not sure if this is my official entry yet, but wanted to get something up, also recorded another song but the uploading is taking far to long so will put that up tomorrow, and still have one more song i want to record, so not to sure what will be my official entry, just yet, if that is ok.
This song i wanted to do as soon as the theme was announced as it is by one of my fave bands, yep another version of "Talking Bird" the demo was recorded on ukulele and is a track on one of their ep's i think it is "broken ladders" but i may be wrong anyway here is another version of Talking Bird, couldnt find any birds anywhere so included a pic of one of my paintings at the beginning, great theme Dave :) really enjoying it :)


http://youtu.be/k_ZeVz4fCfI

we tigers
02-27-2013, 11:04 AM
We had a busy night! Here's another bonus song.
It's called Wandering Swallow and it's a Brazilian song called Juazeiro. A couple of years ago a Brazilian band living in New York, Forro in the Dark, recorded it with Bebel Gilberto as Wandering Swallow.

http://youtu.be/oiwxIijlOag
Thanks for watching!

barefootgypsy
02-27-2013, 11:29 AM
Here's my entry, it's A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. We were there in the New Year - not a single nightingale, of course! They are woodland birds. I must have done about 40 takes, and this is as good as I can get it, sorry. Some pregnant pauses in there.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2BtZFYLUMY

decaturcomp
02-27-2013, 11:59 AM
O', how much do I love this one? A whole entire bunch, that's how much. Beautifully sung and a great job on a challenging piece with lots of subtlety. Top marks.

<digression> Side note: Why is it that you lot say Barkley when we say Berkley for the same spelling. I noticed it studying Bishop Berkley in Philosophy 101 and have always wondered since then. It must be specific to the name, yes? I mean you don't say Harshey Bar, right? I know there are inconsistancies aplenty in our way of doing business over here but, I sincerely wonder, is there an answer to this? </digression>.


Here's my entry, it's A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. We were there in the New Year - not a single nightingale, of course! They are woodland birds. I must have done about 40 takes, and this is as good as I can get it, sorry. Some pregnant pauses in there.....

Mandalyn
02-27-2013, 12:20 PM
Thanks for the kind comments! I have enjoyed watching everyone else's videos too! :D

Tootler
02-27-2013, 12:24 PM
We had a busy night! Here's another bonus song.
It's called Wandering Swallow and it's a Brazilian song called Juazeiro. A couple of years ago a Brazilian band living in New York, Forro in the Dark, recorded it with Bebel Gilberto as Wandering Swallow.
http://youtu.be/oiwxIijlOag
Thanks for watching!

That was a very pretty song. Excellent arrangement, as usual.


Here's my entry, it's A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. We were there in the New Year - not a single nightingale, of course! They are woodland birds. I must have done about 40 takes, and this is as good as I can get it, sorry. Some pregnant pauses in there.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2BtZFYLUMY


Beautifully sung Lesley.

barefootgypsy
02-27-2013, 12:42 PM
@ decaturcomp- thank you Alan for those kid comments! It certainly was challenging for me, but I so love the song I was determined to get it out there somehow! And yes, the pronunciations of names here can be pretty bizarre! A lot of odd-ball names, that's just how it is. In the aristocracy there are some real pearls..... Featherstonehough........ pronouced "Fanshaw"..... and Cholmondeley - "Chumley"... !!! :confused:

@ Tootler - thank you Geoff, kind words.....:)

OldePhart
02-27-2013, 01:25 PM
And yes, the pronunciations of names here can be pretty bizarre! A lot of odd-ball names, that's just how it is. In the aristocracy there are some real pearls..... Featherstonehough........ pronouced "Fanshaw"..... and Cholmondeley - "Chumley"... !!! :confused:

There's a lot of things like that over here, too, especially around things based on Native American Indian names that went first to the French territories and then to the US. There is a town in Louisiana called Natchitoches and another of the same spelling in Mississippi. I don't know about the pronounciation of the one in in MS, but the one in Louisiana is pronounced "nakadish" :confused:

UkeyDave
02-27-2013, 01:33 PM
O', how much do I love this one? A whole entire bunch, that's how much. Beautifully sung and a great job on a challenging piece with lots of subtlety. Top marks.

<digression> Side note: Why is it that you lot say Barkley when we say Berkley for the same spelling. I noticed it studying Bishop Berkley in Philosophy 101 and have always wondered since then. It must be specific to the name, yes? I mean you don't say Harshey Bar, right? I know there are inconsistancies aplenty in our way of doing business over here but, I sincerely wonder, is there an answer to this? </digression>.

We say AL-UM-IN-IUM - Why do you say AL-OO-MIN-UM? lol Sorry, couldn't resist. Back to the Seasons. :D

TCK
02-27-2013, 01:51 PM
Fast becoming my favorite part of the day. I love my job and my kids, but when spring is in the air and you are surrounded by 200 of them, they can be rather trying. So nice to come home, put my feet up and relax to some amazingly talented friends.
I have tried to comment on every video here, and have hit all the entries on the Youtube- my get 'round to the bonuses, may not. If I have missed you, it is not for lack of effort or awe- you all are amazing.


This has been a great week with so much talent. Who would have thought there could be so many wonderful bird songs? I won't be able to enter this week, (unfortunately I can't squeeze out the time) but I just wanted to say that the Sonoma Bird Rescue Center is a great place. I live very close to them and they do a wonderful job!!!!
First, Caukulele, I am bummed that we won't get an entry from you, but thanks for the nice words on the rescue center. I had never seen the place before September, and now it is the only p;ace I ever really want to be. Wonderful people doing wonderful things, just glad to be a part of it all.
And now for comments on today's awesomeness:

Here's another, I guess it's a bonus. Only tangentially bird related, but one of my all time favorite bluesy psychedelic nonsense cowboy tunes from the Meat Puppets.
I actually practiced this one, and spent a time working it out. There are dozens of contradictory charts and tabs for this one out there. I winged it for the trippy outro, it's close but not quite the right chords. Nevertheless, my performance is a mess, so sorry about that.
Great song here, and as always, brought a smile. I saw no mess here, shoot- have you looked at what I post? My goodness...

A little parable about a buzzard and a monkey.
Man this is so close to the favorite I can smell it....I LOVE this song (especially the Bob Wills version) and you NAILED it Doug. Sensational!

I know this is simplistic, but I'm hoping you'll accept it. This song has a LOT of variants, including "The Leatherwing Bat". I got this from Contemplator's site (http://www.contemplator.com/folk.html), although I left several verses off.
CountryMouse
Of course it is accepted. I love a song played with enough sparsity to really hear what it is trying to say, and I think you did just that- it was lovely Mouse.


Here's our official entry. We recorded this song especially for this week's host; Dave, this one goes out to you, mate!
It's an old Woody Guthrie lyric put to music by Billy Bragg and Wilco.
We gathered all the owls we had lying around in the house (most of them made by Saskia) to gain a few bonus points...
Oh man oh man oh man- I knew it would sound good with the magic you guys have...I had no idea it would sound that good. LOVED it, and the owls- my goodness I thought I had a lot! Mel makes them for me, as does one of my friends, but I have some catching up to do. They are fantastic!

Not sure if this is my official entry yet, but wanted to get something up, also recorded another song but the uploading is taking far to long so will put that up tomorrow, and still have one more song i want to record, so not to sure what will be my official entry, just yet, if that is ok.
This song i wanted to do as soon as the theme was announced as it is by one of my fave bands, yep another version of "Talking Bird" the demo was recorded on ukulele and is a track on one of their ep's i think it is "broken ladders" but i may be wrong anyway here is another version of Talking Bird, couldnt find any birds anywhere so included a pic of one of my paintings at the beginning, great theme Dave :) really enjoying it :)

It is a great song that somehow I missed Daveey, and so nicely done again! I put it down as an entry, you just tell me what to change and when and I will do so. Glad you got something out for us mate-excellent version!

We had a busy night! Here's another bonus song.
It's called Wandering Swallow and it's a Brazilian song called Juazeiro. A couple of years ago a Brazilian band living in New York, Forro in the Dark, recorded it with Bebel Gilberto as Wandering Swallow.
Thanks for watching!
Forro song- AWESOME! I would not even know where to start with this song, and you guys did it with ease. Another cracker from you both, thanks for playing for us.

Here's my entry, it's A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. We were there in the New Year - not a single nightingale, of course! They are woodland birds. I must have done about 40 takes, and this is as good as I can get it, sorry. Some pregnant pauses in there.....

SO worth the effort. Sigh- 40 take songs, been there...but what you are left with is a beautifully played and awfully complex piece of music- it was beautiful.


And thus ends another round. Thank you all for playing along, I am really enjoying this season (I have enjoyed all the seasons, but this one is special). As always, check the playlists so we can see whether I have buggered them up, and thank you all again- can't wait to see what is next!

DWitt
02-27-2013, 01:51 PM
<digression> Side note: Why is it that you lot say Barkley when we say Berkley for the same spelling. I noticed it studying Bishop Berkley in Philosophy 101 and have always wondered since then. It must be specific to the name, yes? I mean you don't say Harshey Bar, right? I know there are inconsistancies aplenty in our way of doing business over here but, I sincerely wonder, is there an answer to this? </digression>.

Hi, philosophy professor here. So glad you asked! It's pronounced that way because Berkeley was Irish (although I think the name is Scottish? No, just checked—Saxon). The people who named the town and university in California named it for him, but Californians didn't preserve the pronunciation.

Incidentally, David Hume's actual family name was "Home," but he spelled it "Hume" so that the English would pronounce it correctly. If Bishop George had done the same, we'd have UC Barkley.

myrnaukelele
02-27-2013, 01:58 PM
Here's my entry, it's A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. We were there in the New Year - not a single nightingale, of course! They are woodland birds. I must have done about 40 takes, and this is as good as I can get it, sorry. Some pregnant pauses in there.....

That was lovely Lesley. This is the first song came to mind for me as well when this week's theme was announced. I've been practicing it non-stop for days so I hope you don't mind if I also post it for my entry (I'm playing it on my baritone and in a different key so our versions will be different). I would have posted it yesterday but after 25 takes I still wasn't satisfied and had to stop. I just got home from work so I'm now going to take another stab at getting it right. It's not the easiest song in the book! You did a great job with it.

myrnaukelele
02-27-2013, 02:02 PM
There's a lot of things like that over here, too, especially around things based on Native American Indian names that went first to the French territories and then to the US. There is a town in Louisiana called Natchitoches and another of the same spelling in Mississippi. I don't know about the pronounciation of the one in in MS, but the one in Louisiana is pronounced "nakadish" :confused:

And then there's Cairo, Illinois (pronounced KAY - ro).

mattydee
02-27-2013, 02:03 PM
Hi, philosophy professor here. So glad you asked! It's pronounced that way because Berkeley was Scottish. The people who named the town and university in California named it for him, but Californians didn't preserve the Scottish pronunciation.

Incidentally, David Hume's actual family name was "Home," but he spelled it "Hume" so that the English would pronounce it correctly. If Bishop George had done the same, we'd have UC Barkley.

Um, hate to be contrary here, but in fact, many words spelled with 'er' are pronounced by many in Britain as we would spell them 'ar' in the US: Berkeley, Derby, clerk, etc. This is regardless of Mr. Berkeley's ancestry. It's a simple dialect vowel shift. Some pronunciations of the spelling have been preserved in the US, e.g.: sergeant.

decaturcomp
02-27-2013, 02:16 PM
Completely wonderful! Woodsy Owl and company for mondo extra pointage! No exageratables about Forro!


We had a busy night! Here's another bonus song.
It's called Wandering Swallow and it's a Brazilian song called Juazeiro. A couple of years ago a Brazilian band living in New York, Forro in the Dark, recorded it with Bebel Gilberto as Wandering Swallow.

Thanks for watching!

decaturcomp
02-27-2013, 02:18 PM
Great stuff from both of you, thanks! Wonderful examples Mattydee. I'm still concerned about Harshey Bars but I'm otherwise well happied.
Thanks DWitt, I'm glad I didn't pretend to have gotten past Phil 101!


Um, hate to be contrary here, but in fact, many words spelled with 'er' are pronounced by many in Britain as we would spell them 'ar' in the US: Berkeley, Derby, clerk, etc. This is regardless of Mr. Berkeley's ancestry. It's a simple dialect vowel shift. Some pronunciations of the spelling have been preserved in the US, e.g.: sergeant.

decaturcomp
02-27-2013, 02:21 PM
No, well said. We have a lower Al-U-Minimum wage, I imagine and I don't mean we have smaller Mothers, either, or Ither. ;^)


We say AL-UM-IN-IUM - Why do you say AL-OO-MIN-UM? lol Sorry, couldn't resist. Back to the Seasons. :D

TCK
02-27-2013, 02:28 PM
While we are on the subject, this is Patricia Bulitt (pronounced Bew-lit) of Berekely (pronounced Berzerkley). She dresses up like birds and does interpretive dances that illustrate the "common voice" she has with them. It is certainly a unique philosophy.
I am glad I am not that far gone yet.
49457
All right you lot- back to the Season! :)

DWitt
02-27-2013, 02:28 PM
Um, hate to be contrary here, but in fact, many words spelled with 'er' are pronounced by many in Britain as we would spell them 'ar' in the US: Berkeley, Derby, clerk, etc. This is regardless of Mr. Berkeley's ancestry. It's a simple dialect vowel shift. Some pronunciations of the spelling have been preserved in the US, e.g.: sergeant.

True enough. Yes—better just to say its part of a dialect.

Incidentally, I edited the post after you quoted it—I had been thinking Berkeley was Scottish because of his association with the Scottish Enlightenment, but he was actually Irish, and the name is Saxon. So . . . hm.

FiL
02-27-2013, 02:55 PM
Here's a bonus song, already done quite well by Alan. I recorded mine back on Sunday, but just found time to clean it up and post it today.


http://youtu.be/XRxF5boMi_s

And yes, those are all my birding books next to me. The Sibley Guide on top, where it should be. :)

- FiL

Dougf
02-27-2013, 03:02 PM
loved it!! any chance of chord sharing? cheers!

Thanks, Dave.

These are the chords I came up with after amalgamating the various versions I found on the internet, and transposing for my vocal range.

The main verse repeats this phrase a couple times, and it's also used for the "straighten up and fly right" sections, with a little change in timing between the last couple of chords. You can also use F7b5 (4556) instead of G13 (4557).

C6 (2433) Cdim7 (2323) F6 (5555) G13 (4557)
C6 (2433) Cdim7 (2323) G#9 (5666) G9 (4555)

This is the bridge:
E7 (7877) A7 (6757) D7 (5655) G7 (4535) G#9 (5666) G9 (4555)

TCK
02-27-2013, 03:03 PM
Here's a bonus song, already done quite well by Alan. I recorded mine back on Sunday, but just found time to clean it up and post it today.
And yes, those are all my birding books next to me. The Sibley Guide on top, where it should be. :)

- FiL Another great version of this one! I had to watch twice, once to hear it, once to look at your books and resolve the dichotomy of having the bird theme being played out so close to a GIANT cat! I loved it.

~dave~~wave~
02-27-2013, 03:47 PM
Another bonus from my iTunes library.
Railroad Earth is a great "jamgrass" band I've had the pleasure of seeing several times.
This is one of theirs, Bird In A House.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx-tH-cRd60

myrnaukelele
02-27-2013, 05:29 PM
TCK - since you like chicken songs I thought I'd share this one...

http://youtu.be/UjgJWVa798M

myrnaukelele
02-27-2013, 05:39 PM
OK - I'm a torch singer only in my dreams.

http://youtu.be/uQ3IUxLWqtU
And I have feathers from a rooster's tail in my hair:o

Joko
02-27-2013, 06:03 PM
I present my favorite bird song as a bonus. Dinosaurs and Chickens.


http://youtu.be/gdnwOOMQ0-8

CountryMouse
02-27-2013, 07:04 PM
Of course it is accepted. I love a song played with enough sparsity to really hear what it is trying to say, and I think you did just that- it was lovely Mouse.

Thank you very much! :)

CountryMouse

ukuleledaveey
02-27-2013, 08:15 PM
Hi gang here is a bonus from last nights session in the man cave, one take and not the best but a fave classic of mine, not sure you are going to want to raise your lighters in the air ,more a case of set fire to me :) anyway here is a Bonus song from me..



http://youtu.be/GwEpHyZuvmg

barefootgypsy
02-27-2013, 08:54 PM
OK - I'm a torch singer only in my dreams.
And I have feathers from a rooster's tail in my hair:o
Ah, Myrna, that's the way to sing and play it! Wonderful! And you got a verse that wasn't on my version - I can only say thank goodness mine wasn't longer, I would not have got through it! Bravo! :D

barefootgypsy
02-27-2013, 08:59 PM
Hi gang here is a bonus from last nights session in the man cave, one take and not the best but a fave classic of mine, not sure you are going to want to raise your lighters in the air ,more a case of set fire to me :) anyway here is a Bonus song from me..

Daveey you just keep getting better and better! That was great - and especially the instrumental at the beginning - lovely, great job!:)

elmann
02-28-2013, 02:14 AM
pabrizzer, myrnaukulele, barbablanca> bird songs

Another songs which impressed me so much ... the whole season is very joyfully to me, didn't expect so many nice unknown songs.

decaturcomp
02-28-2013, 02:45 AM
I can't tell you how happy this season is making me. Here's a non-bonus-non-entry singalong:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD-ac68G6MM

FiL
02-28-2013, 02:48 AM
Another great version of this one! I had to watch twice, once to hear it, once to look at your books and resolve the dichotomy of having the bird theme being played out so close to a GIANT cat! I loved it.

Ha ha! Fortunately, he's an indoor cat. (Our friend nicknamed him "Kittyzilla".) But he loves watching the birds at the feeder on our deck.

- FiL

decaturcomp
02-28-2013, 02:51 AM
Oh, heck, I should have checked the overnights before I posted this tune. Love your's ~dave~


Another bonus from my iTunes library.
Railroad Earth is a great "jamgrass" band I've had the pleasure of seeing several times.
This is one of theirs, Bird In A House.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx-tH-cRd60

23skidoo
02-28-2013, 02:51 AM
some great stuff this week.... I've got a tune in mind - as I have for the last several weeks - but I fully intend to make myself sit down and take the time to record this one..... been awhile since I've done any Seasoning - life is getting bland.....

decaturcomp
02-28-2013, 03:09 AM
Excellent, Brother. Dig the shirt as well as the library, too!


Here's a bonus song, already done quite well by Alan. I recorded mine back on Sunday, but just found time to clean it up and post it today.

And yes, those are all my birding books next to me. The Sibley Guide on top, where it should be. :)

- FiL

decaturcomp
02-28-2013, 03:10 AM
...and, now a word from our sponsors:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5gbB7c9dxY

Barbablanca
02-28-2013, 05:11 AM
...and, now a word from our sponsors:


Dare I ask, for whom the bell was tolling? ;)

GinnyT11
02-28-2013, 05:20 AM
but I fully intend to make myself sit down and take the time to record this one..... been awhile since I've done any Seasoning - life is getting bland.....

Bill, this is a great way to think of it, and it sounds like a great slogan for the group!

Make time each week for Seasoning...

pabrizzer
02-28-2013, 08:54 AM
some great stuff this week.... I've got a tune in mind - as I have for the last several weeks - but I fully intend to make myself sit down and take the time to record this one..... been awhile since I've done any Seasoning - life is getting bland.....

Yes please share your tune. Always enjoy your contributions.
AND I'd really love you on board NEXT week.
I am hoping for LOTS of entries.

~dave~~wave~
02-28-2013, 08:59 AM
Oh, heck, I should have checked the overnights before I posted this tune. Love your's ~dave~

Ha, yours is better.
Great minds think alike. We did the same thing with Backfield in Motion back in baseball week. :cool:

If anybody is interested in hearing a full band live eight-minute version from RRE with fiddle, mandolin and harmony, click on track 8 here:
http://archive.org/details/rre2009-06-05

ukuleledaveey
02-28-2013, 09:48 AM
Daveey you just keep getting better and better! That was great - and especially the instrumental at the beginning - lovely, great job!:)

Many thanks Lesley for your very kind words, it is always hard to do a song that i love and know i wont do a decent job, but i wanted to have ago :) hoping to have one more up my sleeve for the week, once again many thanks for your kind words and for watching :)

GinnyT11
02-28-2013, 10:06 AM
TCK - since you like chicken songs I thought I'd share this one...

http://youtu.be/UjgJWVa798M



Myrna, you might have connected with that fox if you'd offered it a "Sneekers," as shown in this Russian video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubelPxVhuis

decaturcomp
02-28-2013, 10:33 AM
Ooo, ooo, ooo, do what ~dave~ (In my mind pronounced nyahdavenyah) says to do below. It'll make you a happier person!



Great minds think alike. We did the same thing with Backfield in Motion back in baseball week. :cool:
---Brothers from a different fambly. I just know we'd have a lot of fun with a couple of ukes and a pound of barbeque some time...
AND, if you listen to this notice how birdlike Andy's fiddle solo is...(says alan)---


If anybody is interested in hearing a full band live eight-minute version from RRE with fiddle, mandolin and harmony, click on track 8 here:
http://archive.org/details/rre2009-06-05

DWitt
02-28-2013, 10:35 AM
I wanted to figure out how to get my mono track to playback through both channels, and how to run it through an equalizer without messing up the sync, so I recorded this bonus entry. I ran the audio through Audacity and did noise reduction, but the noise is back (or there's new noise?) when I paste it into GarageBand. Sigh. At least I got it through the EQ and it's coming out both speakers.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MONZ5_rbdWE

UkeyDave
02-28-2013, 11:31 AM
I wanted to figure out how to get my mono track to playback through both channels, and how to run it through an equalizer without messing up the sync, so I recorded this bonus entry. I ran the audio through Audacity and did noise reduction, but the noise is back (or there's new noise?) when I paste it into GarageBand. Sigh. At least I got it through the EQ and it's coming out both speakers.


Sounded pretty good to me. The only noise I could hear was great playing and great singing.

pabrizzer
02-28-2013, 11:33 AM
I wanted to figure out how to get my mono track to playback through both channels, and how to run it through an equalizer without messing up the sync, so I recorded this bonus entry. I ran the audio through Audacity and did noise reduction, but the noise is back (or there's new noise?) when I paste it into GarageBand. Sigh. At least I got it through the EQ and it's coming out both speakers.


Didn't notice any noise through my speakers. Sometimes noise is worse through headphones.
Real good job on this. Enjoyed it.

DWitt
02-28-2013, 12:08 PM
Thanks!

Yeah, it's not much different. Just frustrating because it's nice and crisp in the audio-only, and I don't know why GarageBand is making it worse. Maybe it's in the mp3 to AAC re-encoding?

Here's the mp3, in the off chance that anyone's interested: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/aj34tngfd05i31r/O6GEkBM0wS/HighHawk.mp3

uke4ia
02-28-2013, 01:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bW-5tWfwBw

Yet another prog-rock bird song bonus track. This is a song by Genesis called "Pigeons". It was an out-take from Wind and Wuthering that was released in the U.K. on the "Spot the Pigeon" EP. It was also a songwriting experiment by the band to have one note that constantly repeats throughout the song, regardless of the chord being played. So on the A string I'm playing a Bb all the way through (I think I forgot on the first Db chord), even when the chord is D or E.

TCK
02-28-2013, 01:49 PM
WOW- another great day, and I am completely overwhelmed. 70 videos! You guys are UNREAL. In any event, I am fairly certain at this point that I will not be able to comment on all you channels for bonuses (I will get them all here), but I am going to try!
OK- so, for the Awesomeness we had today:

Another bonus from my iTunes library.
Railroad Earth is a great "jamgrass" band I've had the pleasure of seeing several times.
This is one of theirs, Bird In A House.

Thank you for the introduction to these guys- great song right here. When the week wears down, I am going to learn it for sure.

TCK - since you like chicken songs I thought I'd share this one...
Haha- Myrna, you slay me! Fox=DENIED. Love it

OK - I'm a torch singer only in my dreams.
And I have feathers from a rooster's tail in my hair:o
You are just fantastic Myrna. We are so lucky to have two versions of this lovely and really hard to nail song (yeah, I tried to learn it- binned it) this week. Great video, and I love the head dress. Mel's bally dancing head dress is entirely chicken feathers-she is gonna love this one!

I present my favorite bird song as a bonus. Dinosaurs and Chickens.
This will from here forward be required learning for all my 7th graders when we start to study evolution of species. Brilliant! All hail the Chickensaurus!


Hi gang here is a bonus from last nights session in the man cave, one take and not the best but a fave classic of mine, not sure you are going to want to raise your lighters in the air ,more a case of set fire to me :) anyway here is a Bonus song from me..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnjoFXSL43g&feature=youtu.be

I can't tell you how happy this season is making me. Here's a non-bonus-non-entry singalong:

First thing I did on the internet today- tell you how awesome this is. This ain't even a bonus, it's a sing-a-long. That will make me smile for WEEKS! Great stuff here- like I said above, I am learning this one. Now, you and Dave need to quit calling each other and planning this kind of stuff...

...and, now a word from our sponsors:
That was a big sponsor crashing through the trees- green with envy, love when that happens.

I wanted to figure out how to get my mono track to playback through both channels, and how to run it through an equalizer without messing up the sync, so I recorded this bonus entry. I ran the audio through Audacity and did noise reduction, but the noise is back (or there's new noise?) when I paste it into GarageBand. Sigh. At least I got it through the EQ and it's coming out both speakers.

Pretty sure the noise on your end is the conversion, but forget all that technical stuff, another great song so well done from a first timer (now a second timer!) Awesome.


Yet another prog-rock bird song bonus track. This is a song by Genesis called "Pigeons"...Another great shot Uke41a. I LOVED the ballad you played for us earlier, but was wondering when you were going to rock out ;) Fantastic.

OK- I am off to be the driver for girls night out. Mel is chuffed I volunteered to drive her and the troupe tonight, so I am earning tons of hubby points. Turns out "Girls Night Out" consists of me watching belly-dancers all night do their thing. Could this week get any better? Probably not.
Thanks for another great day folks- I had missed one in the playlist (Ang caught it) so check them, I am a bit thick when it comes to organization.

OldePhart
02-28-2013, 02:04 PM
Hi gang here is a bonus from last nights session in the man cave, one take and not the best but a fave classic of mine, not sure you are going to want to raise your lighters in the air ,more a case of set fire to me :) anyway here is a Bonus song from me..


Schweeet! Somehow I missed this on the first read - had to go back and find it after I saw Dave's (TCK) lighter video!

Super job on something that is really hard to pull of on just a uke (I know, I've tried). I sometimes get together with friends on bass and guitar and my tenor uke to play this but to pull it off on just the uke is great!

John

myrnaukelele
02-28-2013, 03:23 PM
Ah, Myrna, that's the way to sing and play it! Wonderful! And you got a verse that wasn't on my version - I can only say thank goodness mine wasn't longer, I would not have got through it! Bravo! :D
Thanks Lesley- yes the second verse was in a book I had. "Our homeward steps were just as light as the tap dancing feet of Astaire" - they just don't write songs like that anymore!


You are just fantastic Myrna. We are so lucky to have two versions of this lovely and really hard to nail song (yeah, I tried to learn it- binned it) this week. Great video, and I love the head dress. Mel's bally dancing head dress is entirely chicken feathers-she is gonna love this one!

Hard to nail is right! This was take 37 and I still wasn't happy with it. But my voice was almost gone (I'd originally tuned my bari CFAD but had to tune it up a half step because I could no longer sing my lowest note) and it was time to call it quits for the day. So there are a few mistakes but c'est la vie!

GinnyT11
02-28-2013, 03:52 PM
Hard to nail is right! This was take 37 and I still wasn't happy with it. But my voice was almost gone and it was time to call it quits for the day. So there are a few mistakes but c'est la vie!

Your performance did not appear to be a 37th take. You looked relaxed and comfortable, and your playing and singing were very engaging.

GaryC1968
02-28-2013, 04:11 PM
This is my entry for the Birds Season. It's an arrangement of the poem "The Crow" by John Burroughs. I have to admit, I changed many of the Thine's and Thy's to You and Your due to the tongue twister effect. :)


http://youtu.be/lpRDfbaraIU

TCK
02-28-2013, 08:23 PM
This is my entry for the Birds Season. It's an arrangement of the poem "The Crow" by John Burroughs. I have to admit, I changed many of the Thine's and Thy's to You and Your due to the tongue twister effect. :)

Another great song I had no idea existed, brought to us by another of my favorite Youtubers. This is the week that keeps on giving- so glad you could join the party Gary, loved it!

TCK
02-28-2013, 08:30 PM
So, we interrupt our program with this announcement...
TCK GOT HIS MONITOR TONIGHT!!!
What does that mean? It means after training since September with my feathered friends, I now have a bird I am responsible for! I still have someone watching over me while I carry on and learn anatomy (should be easy with the degree), but this bird is my charge.
May I introduce her? I know I did once already (Bernie- this was meant to be).
49542
This is Aurora. She is a Tunderous Peregrine Falcon (meaning she came to us from somewhere over by Myrna's house). She is grounded with a badly healed broken wing, probably during migration (stupid cars). When I was a kid, they told me these were going extinct, and now we see them quite a lot where I live, which makes me smile. I was the first to Jess her and she made none of the fuss she always makes, so the powers that be decided that we were meant to hang out for a bit. I am so excited I could jump out of my skin- hope it is OK to share that with you all.
OK- back to our regularly scheduled program...

myrnaukelele
02-28-2013, 08:37 PM
Your performance did not appear to be a 37th take. You looked relaxed and comfortable, and your playing and singing were very engaging.
Thanks Ginny. I recorded this over two days- I tried to get a good take the first day but after 20 takes I gave up. This is the next day- take 17. It was so frustrating- I'd get almost to the end of the song and just flub it and have to start all over again. But so it goes.

TCK
02-28-2013, 08:38 PM
Story of my life Myrna, but from here it looked like take one!
Thanks Ginny. I recorded this over two days- I tried to get a good take the first day but after 20 takes I gave up. This is the next day- take 17. It was so frustrating- I'd get almost to the end of the song and just flub it and have to start all over again. But so it goes.

decaturcomp
03-01-2013, 12:44 AM
Big congrats to Aurora and Dave!!
Long may you run.


So, we interrupt our program with this announcement...
TCK GOT HIS MONITOR TONIGHT!!!
What does that mean? It means after training since September with my feathered friends, I now have a bird I am responsible for! I still have someone watching over me while I carry on and learn anatomy (should be easy with the degree), but this bird is my charge.
May I introduce her? I know I did once already (Bernie- this was meant to be).
49542
This is Aurora. She is a Tunderous Peregrine Falcon (meaning she came to us from somewhere over by Myrna's house). She is grounded with a badly healed broken wing, probably during migration (stupid cars). When I was a kid, they told me these were going extinct, and now we see them quite a lot where I live, which makes me smile. I was the first to Jess her and she made none of the fuss she always makes, so the powers that be decided that we were meant to hang out for a bit. I am so excited I could jump out of my skin- hope it is OK to share that with you all.
OK- back to our regularly scheduled program...

Barbablanca
03-01-2013, 12:47 AM
TCK - I envy you experiencing on a daily basis what I only caught fleetingly and at a distance :)

decaturcomp
03-01-2013, 01:33 AM
It's a Bloody Mary Sing-a-long mornin' and I really need some harmony on this chorus so kindly 'voice up' Sisters and Brothers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4uXzESJlCA

GaryC1968
03-01-2013, 02:18 AM
Another great song I had no idea existed, brought to us by another of my favorite Youtubers. This is the week that keeps on giving- so glad you could join the party Gary, loved it!

Thank you very much Dave! Amazing theme this week and a great way to bring awareness to our winged friends.

Dougf
03-01-2013, 03:42 AM
Thanks for the bird appreciation theme, Dave. You might like this video -- birds are much smarter than we usually give them credit for.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=469460876446817

barefootgypsy
03-01-2013, 04:06 AM
A bonus. Specially for TCK.....Very, hard to do this song justice; you need the beautiful voices of The Unthanks and a beautiful north of England silver band - to say nothing of a haunting arrangement! But I don't think you'll have heard this one. Just promise me you'll Google the real deal when you've endured mine!

Called "The King of Rome", it's about the dreams of a working man and his wonderful homing pigeon.......


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuVC_jZkGc0

Barbablanca
03-01-2013, 07:16 AM
Lesley, have you heard June Tabor's version of that song? It's the definitive version for me.

krabbers
03-01-2013, 07:57 AM
http://youtu.be/BlLra6Appgk

GinnyT11
03-01-2013, 08:16 AM
A bonus. Specially for TCK.....Very, hard to do this song justice; you need the beautiful voices of The Unthanks and a beautiful north of England silver band - to say nothing of a haunting arrangement! But I don't think you'll have heard this one. Just promise me you'll Google the real deal when you've endured mine!
Called "The King of Rome", it's about the dreams of a working man and his wonderful homing pigeon.......


What a great choice of song, Lesley! Of all the bird songs this week, I especially like the ones where the birds represent the human spirit when it rises. This fits into that category. It made me feel good.

wee_ginga_yin
03-01-2013, 08:30 AM
A bonus. Specially for TCK.....Very, hard to do this song justice; you need the beautiful voices of The Unthanks and a beautiful north of England silver band - to say nothing of a haunting arrangement! But I don't think you'll have heard this one. Just promise me you'll Google the real deal when you've endured mine! Called "The King of Rome", it's about the dreams of a working man and his wonderful homing pigeon.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuVC_jZkGc0

I have looked forever for the chords for that song. I first head it many years ago from June Tabor
but the Unthanks version is so special because of the brass band arrangements. It was usually
miners who had both brass bands and also reared pigeons. After the dark dungeon of the pit
they needed both music and flight to give them a lift.

Send me the chords please or tell me where to get them.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fL3E8FRxiw

barefootgypsy
03-01-2013, 09:56 AM
Lesley, have you heard June Tabor's version of that song? It's the definitive version for me.Berni, I discovered that she has done it but I haven't heard it yet - I'll look it up! :)

barefootgypsy
03-01-2013, 10:11 AM
What a great choice of song, Lesley! Of all the bird songs this week, I especially like the ones where the birds represent the human spirit when it rises. This fits into that category. It made me feel good.Thanks Ginny! The first time I heard that on TV (as in the youtube above) it just blew me away. Must look up June Tabor's version now! I actually wrote down about 15 bird songs at the beginning of the week! :)

ukuleledaddy
03-01-2013, 10:45 AM
Here's a bonus for this week (my entry is still loading). Thanks for a great theme Dave!
By the way, that photo in the beginning is me in AK before I ever held a uke and before I became a daddy.
Also by the way, congrats Dave on getting your monitor!! Woo Hoo Hoo!


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

barefootgypsy
03-01-2013, 10:55 AM
Here's a bonus for this week (my entry is still loading). Thanks for a great theme Dave!
By the way, that photo in the beginning is me in AK before I ever held a uke and before I became a daddy.
Also by the way, congrats Dave on getting your monitor!! Woo Hoo Hoo!
Another pigeon song! Haven't heard that one before, and I loved it! So many of these bird songs are so emotive - that one was gorgeous and you did it beautifully!

ChaosToo
03-01-2013, 11:18 AM
First entry into the seasons... But somebody did my song already.
So I guess I will just submit this as a bonus.
Here is my version of Talking Bird.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfy7ONT8w3A

Loving this! :D

ChaosToo
03-01-2013, 11:22 AM
Here's my entry, it's A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. We were there in the New Year - not a single nightingale, of course! They are woodland birds. I must have done about 40 takes, and this is as good as I can get it, sorry. Some pregnant pauses in there.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2BtZFYLUMY

Another gorgeous song - well done Lesley!

ChaosToo
03-01-2013, 11:24 AM
OK - I'm a torch singer only in my dreams.

http://youtu.be/uQ3IUxLWqtU
And I have feathers from a rooster's tail in my hair:o

Errr - wow! That is all!

ukuleledaddy
03-01-2013, 11:28 AM
Here's my entry. Some members of Toucan Sam & The Fruitloops get together last night and we practiced this song. I couldn't resist filming it and entering it for this week. The sound is horrible but some of you might prefer it that way.
Where Eagles Dare by The Misfits for the 54th season!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNhZ9x74jO4

wallyboy
03-01-2013, 11:49 AM
heres my bash, it was fun, in the spirit of seasons,
sorry don't know how to leave picture of vid rather than link,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5qRNOhQo14

Tootler
03-01-2013, 01:07 PM
February has been a hectic month. We seem to have had workmen in most of the month. It has made it difficult to keep up with the seasons, so I've not watched as many videos as I would have liked and I've commented on even fewer. I've just got an iPad (replacing a cheap Android tablet) and managed to watch a few yesterday, but I don't like touch screen keyboards. Typing with them seems to take for ever and the number of typos far exceeds what I normally manage on a physical keyboard so apologies for the lack of comments.

Here is a bonus. This is a song I remember from my early teens. It dates from the mid 50s when Calypso was in, though the songs origins are in Haiti in the 19th century. The English words date from about 1955, though. Yellow Bird:


http://youtu.be/27O0pyWF3pY

I have included some clips from videos I have taken at a local nature reserve called Saltholme which is situated in the Marshes in the Tees estuary. The reserve is surrounded by industry but is a haven of peace in the middle of it. There are three lakes with a visitor centre and hides for watching the birds. It's a great place to spend a peaceful few hours.

Saltholme (http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/s/saltholme/index.aspx)

uke4ia
03-01-2013, 01:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5qRNOhQo14

This is wallyboy's video.

Wally, to post a video click on that little filmstrip icon near the right. (It's meant to be two frames of film, but at that size it may also look like two window panes with curtains on either side.) It will open up a box, and you just paste the URL there.

TCK
03-01-2013, 02:52 PM
Another fantastic day innit? Absolutely more and more enamored with you people and your talent every minute of this week, and I thank you all (as do my favorite dinosaurs)for showing up for my party.
OK- and today's Awesomeness:

Thanks for the bird appreciation theme, Dave. You might like this video -- birds are much smarter than we usually give them credit for.http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=469460876446817
Heron surface fishing? That was AMAZING Doug, thanks for putting it here-those are officially the only birds I recognize besides raptors (I am a lousy birder-watch me get it wrong)

A bonus. Specially for TCK.....Very, hard to do this song justice; you need the beautiful voices of The Unthanks and a beautiful north of England silver band - to say nothing of a haunting arrangement! But I don't think you'll have heard this one. Just promise me you'll Google the real deal when you've endured mine!
Called "The King of Rome", it's about the dreams of a working man and his wonderful homing pigeon.......
Oh my goodness Lesley...you did the heck out of this. I listened to them all when you sent the tune along, and Sudbury's bare bones version really spoke to me- I just love it, but this? This gave me goose bumps. Thank you so much for posting it. Positively over the moon that Charlie and the King Of Rome made it to the party.

@Krabbers- Man do I owe you a pint. 3 Little Birds, Krabbers style. Totally rejuvenates the song, gives it new depth and meaning, and...well, I have a soft spot for folks that don't like rules. This was incredible.

Here's a bonus for this week (my entry is still loading). Thanks for a great theme Dave!
By the way, that photo in the beginning is me in AK before I ever held a uke and before I became a daddy.
Also by the way, congrats Dave on getting your monitor!! Woo Hoo Hoo!
Such emotive playing here Daddy-o, totally loved it. I will admit I watched the intro picture six times...GOLDEN? Awesome stuff there, and thanks- why did I wait so long to do this? Cant wait to have my bird on my fist again.

Here's my entry. Some members of Toucan Sam & The Fruitloops get together last night and we practiced this song. I couldn't resist filming it and entering it for this week. The sound is horrible but some of you might prefer it that way.
Where Eagles Dare by The Misfits for the 54th season!
OK- I thought I had done my bucket list when I held the Owl...I was so pleased with myself. Now you post this and I add a new item to said list- Play with Toucan Sam and the Fruit Loops! I was really hoping someone would do this, and you guys did the heck out of it. Smiling, aging punk rocker in Cloverdale tonight :)

heres my bash, it was fun, in the spirit of seasons,
sorry don't know how to leave picture of vid rather than link,
Bash? Hardly- another great video wallboy, and how lucky are we to get two versions of this classic this week? So great to see you continuing with this crazy ride we call the Seasons


...I have included some clips from videos I have taken at a local nature reserve called Saltholme which is situated in the Marshes in the Tees estuary. The reserve is surrounded by industry but is a haven of peace in the middle of it. There are three lakes with a visitor centre and hides for watching the birds. It's a great place to spend a peaceful few hours.

Saltholme (http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/s/saltholme/index.aspx)Sorry for the workmen and the stiff learning curve on the Ipad Tootler- I am sure you will be a pro in no time. As for the song, I love this song. I have collected Jamaican Popular music my entire life, but this is about the only one dad knows the words too. We like to drive mom crazy singing it...and that is pure joy. Nicely done!

Thanks for another awesome day folks- remember to check the playlists, and keep 'em coming! Can't wait to see what else we all come up with ;)

GinnyT11
03-01-2013, 03:10 PM
Another fantastic day innit? Absolutely more and more enamored with you people and your talent every minute of this week, and I thank you all (as do my favorite dinosaurs)for showing up for my party.

Part of the pleasure of this week, Dave, is how much joy and fun you're having as host! The theme is deeply meaningful to you, and it's makes everyone else happy in general. (Lots of interesting bird stories from Seasonistas.) You're making very thoughtful comments and keeping up an uncommon excitement among participants. It feels like a party you're hosting—let's all fly away somewhere!