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dinkadink
12-15-2008, 08:02 PM
It's that time again! Big San Jose Ukulele Fun!!

This time around I had to extend the time frame because we have SO much planned, I couldn't fit it all into just four hours.

We will have our regular awesome performers: Ed, Alex, James, Eric and the rest of the crew; Mr. Fabulous- RussBuss, Young, and everyone else that steps to the mic.

SPECIAL ADDITION TO THE LINE UP!!! DOMINATOR!! We are so very excited to meet Dom in person and hear him play up close and personal!

I also have a special performance scheduled by a local San Jose Ukulele instructor, Rodney Takahashi, and his students- kids and adults! This should be a big treat for all!

I will also have a few fun giveaways! Jay, The Poor House Bistro owner, will be giving away some food and drink gift certificates. Rodney has some gift certificates for free uke lessons! And our local Uke Store, Ukulele Source, has graciously given a gift certificate for the giveaway. And our very own Ukulele Underground has sent us a whole bunch of stickers so we can all properly represent!

And the biggest giveaway of all: A UKULELE!!!!! We will be selling raffle tickets at the event for this Ukulele giveaway. I will post more information later this week about the uke and the raffle ticket price.

Here's the info:

Sunday, Dec. 21st

NOON to 8pm

The Poor House Bistro
91 S. Autumn St.
San Jose

Lets get a roll call going! I can't wait to see all of you!
-Heather

russ_buss
12-16-2008, 07:19 AM
yay, thanks for organizing this Heather! the san jose jam just gets bigger and better each time. Dominator? no way!

Dominator
12-16-2008, 08:19 AM
yay, thanks for organizing this Heather! the san jose jam just gets bigger and better each time. Dominator? no way!

Russell, yes I plan to be there this time. Wanted to make the last one but just couldn't pull it off. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

russ_buss
12-16-2008, 08:49 AM
Russell, yes I plan to be there this time. Wanted to make the last one but just couldn't pull it off. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

so glad you can make it. you're going to love the kona beer specials!


oh and this...
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Fred Miu
12-16-2008, 10:26 AM
if i dont work, i will try and make this. i have missed so many meet ups and havent been on my game by organizing any.

i will check my schedule

dbcali
12-16-2008, 02:29 PM
wow...sounds awesome...looking forward to meeting the dominator...i am going to see the leonardo exhibit at the tech museum at 2pm so i will drop by after...hopefully early enough to catch some performances...

jjsdad
12-16-2008, 02:59 PM
I really want to go to this one... but, I haven't finished my holiday shopping and driving from SF makes it pretty much an all day affair. Sigh... We'll see.

(I even have another parody almost ready to perform...)

Heather, what are the raffle tickets raising money for (besides a uke to giveaway)?

the new guy
12-16-2008, 03:05 PM
ill be there. cant wait.

russ_buss
12-17-2008, 02:34 PM
ill be there. cant wait.

hey Ed, the whole gang coming again? looking forward to jamming with you guys!

Jack
12-17-2008, 02:39 PM
Count me in. It'll be my first meet up...so.....haha

Can't wait to see you guys there =D

kyle
12-17-2008, 02:45 PM
gahhh i wanted to go :( but the mountain is calling and i need to snowboard@!

Dominator
12-17-2008, 04:33 PM
gahhh i wanted to go :( but the mountain is calling and i need to snowboard@!

Kyle, you must get your priorities straight my friend ;). You could be playing your ukulele, drinking good ale and risk falling down and breaking a leg or go snow boarding in the cold sierras and risk breaking a leg :eek:. Just joking with ya. Have a great time. Should be plenty of powder.

Fred Miu
12-17-2008, 09:04 PM
sadly i cant make it, i have to work. hope you guys have fun though!

kyle
12-18-2008, 12:06 AM
Kyle, you must get your priorities straight my friend ;).

hahah i know right! but it's the first trip for the season, which is already starting a little late, so im getting anxious!

the new guy
12-18-2008, 08:53 AM
hey Ed, the whole gang coming again? looking forward to jamming with you guys!

u know they r. hey lets do hotel california.

kyle
12-19-2008, 12:17 PM
sick! might be able to make it after all! moved the snowboarding up to tomorrow since its gonna storm sunday

russ_buss
12-20-2008, 11:55 AM
u know they r. hey lets do hotel california.

sounds like a plan!

dinkadink
12-20-2008, 11:59 AM
Hey Guys!!! We will be selling raffle tickets for a bunch of goodies, including a brand new glossy Ohana Soprano (with case) generously donated by Ukulele Source in San Jose. Pics to follow.

The raffle tickets will be $5. And we will be donating any funds we raise to Ukes For Kids.

Here are the goodies!

- Poor House Bistro Food Vouchers
- Free Uke Lessons with Rodney Takahashi (www.ukulelejams.com)
- A $25 Gift Certificate to Ukulele Source (www.ukulelesource.com)
- Two UKULELE Tshirts (pic below) (www.ukulelesource.com)
- A UKULELE Coffee Mug (pic below) (www.ukulelesource.com)
- OHANA SOPRANO UKULELE WITH CASE (pics below)

So buy a bunch of raffle tickets for your chance to win these great prizes, and give a little back to a wonderful program- Ukes For Kids.

We are going to have so much fun tomorrow!

See you all there!!

(sorry for the crappy pictures. I was in a rush and took them with my phone)

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dinkadink
12-20-2008, 12:01 PM
And a few more....

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the new guy
12-20-2008, 03:19 PM
sick! might be able to make it after all! moved the snowboarding up to tomorrow since its gonna storm sunday

nice man see u there.

the new guy
12-20-2008, 03:26 PM
sounds like a plan!

alright. ur singing.

russ_buss
12-20-2008, 04:36 PM
Hey Guys!!! We will be selling raffle tickets for a bunch of goodies, including a brand new glossy Ohana Soprano (with case) generously donated by Ukulele Source in San Jose. Pics to follow.

The raffle tickets will be $5. And we will be donating any funds we raise to Ukes For Kids.

Here are the goodies!

- Poor House Bistro Food Vouchers
- Free Uke Lessons with Rodney Takahashi (www.ukulelejams.com)
- A $25 Gift Certificate to Ukulele Source (www.ukulelesource.com)
- Two UKULELE Tshirts (pic below) (www.ukulelesource.com)
- A UKULELE Coffee Mug (pic below) (www.ukulelesource.com)
- OHANA SOPRANO UKULELE WITH CASE (pics below)

So buy a bunch of raffle tickets for your chance to win these great prizes, and give a little back to a wonderful program- Ukes For Kids.

We are going to have so much fun tomorrow!

See you all there!!




hey bay area people, this is a major opportunity for fun and prizes! come on out to san jose and lets jam!!!


[/ME BEING LOUD]

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Dominator
12-20-2008, 05:04 PM
Hey Everyone. My printer is on the fritz and so I've uploaded a PDF file of Mele Kalikimaka for one of the sing alongs. Please print it out and bring your copy along. This will be a fun one to play around with. I will even belly up to the bar and lead the vocal if necessary. I've also included a link to an old version I recorded years back with my niece in case you need a reference for this arrangement. Eeeks, I'm playing my very first Dominator tenor with low G.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

http://www.dominator.ukeland.com/Images/mele_kalikimaka.pdf

http://dominator.ukeland.com/Images/mele_kalikimaka_eb.mp3

NOTE: The D+ chord requires a fairly quick change inbetween the Am7b5 and the D7. I used to leave it out back when I recorded this so it is missing. This is an easier way to play it without sacrificing much at all. So don't sweat it.

dinkadink
12-20-2008, 05:13 PM
Hey Everyone. My printer is on the fritz and so I've uploaded a PDF file of Mele Kalikimaka for one of the sing alongs. Please print it out and bring your copy along. This will be a fun one to play around with. I will even belly up to the bar and lead the vocal if necessary. I've also included a link to an old version I recorded years back with my niece in case you need a reference for this arrangement. Eeeks, I'm playing my very first Dominator tenor with low G.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

http://www.dominator.ukeland.com/Images/mele_kalikimaka.pdf

http://dominator.ukeland.com/Images/mele_kalikimaka_eb.mp3

NOTE: The D+ chord requires a fairly quick change inbetween the Am7b5 and the D7. I used to leave it out back when I recorded this so it is missing. This is an easier way to play it without sacrificing much at all. So don't sweat it.

Hey Dom!! We can project that PDF right from my laptop on to the big projector screen. So if folks can't get it printed, they can still see.

In fact, we can pull up anything online too, and project it, if people think of stuff on the fly.

dinkadink
12-20-2008, 05:19 PM
hey bay area people, this is a major opportunity for fun and prizes! come on out to san jose and lets jam!!!


[/ME BEING LOUD]

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I second that. Let's be honest, you really don't want to piss Russ off. You wouldn't like him when he's angry.

russ_buss
12-20-2008, 05:25 PM
alright. ur singing.

haha, alright dude. quick question, are you guys playing this in Bm?



I second that. Let's be honest, you really don't want to piss Russ off. You wouldn't like him when he's angry.

lolz. you so crazy!

Dominator
12-20-2008, 07:11 PM
Hey Everyone. My printer is on the fritz and so I've uploaded a PDF file of Mele Kalikimaka for one of the sing alongs. Please print it out and bring your copy along. This will be a fun one to play around with. I will even belly up to the bar and lead the vocal if necessary. I've also included a link to an old version I recorded years back with my niece in case you need a reference for this arrangement. Eeeks, I'm playing my very first Dominator tenor with low G.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

http://www.dominator.ukeland.com/Images/mele_kalikimaka.pdf

http://dominator.ukeland.com/Images/mele_kalikimaka_eb.mp3

NOTE: The D+ chord requires a fairly quick change inbetween the Am7b5 and the D7. I used to leave it out back when I recorded this so it is missing. This is an easier way to play it without sacrificing much at all. So don't sweat it.

I was chatting with Russ and realized I had inverted the 2nd and 3rd chords of the intro. I have corrected it and uploaded the new file.

On a dark desert highway .................

jjsdad
12-22-2008, 07:42 AM
So, how did it go? Someone post pics or videos! I was really bummed that I couldn't make it...

dbcali
12-22-2008, 08:26 AM
i got there little after 4 so i missed the first half...but got there just in time to catch the latter part of the dominator's performance with young...that was awesome! again, another great day of ukulele jam...i just wish i was there for the whole thing...thanks again heather and everybody else who was there!! i didn't win any raffle prizes but that's ok...at least my money is going to a good cause...

Fred Miu
12-22-2008, 09:14 AM
So, how did it go? Someone post pics or videos! I was really bummed that I couldn't make it...

i second that, i want to see all the fun i missed

Dominator
12-22-2008, 09:41 AM
The San Jose Jam was lots of fun. A little rain and drizzle wasn't enough to dampen anyone's spirits. It was really nice to meet everyone and spend the day jamming and watching the others perform.

A special thanks to Heather for organizing this event. I know it takes a lot of time to put it all together.

Another huge thanks goes out to Russell. Last Sunday on the way home from a gig with the rock band I heard a Led Zep song that I hadn't heard in over 20 years, "The Rain Song". I thought it might work on the ukulele and so I found an unplugged video on YT and put the pieces together. I wasn't able to get the vocal melody to come out in the arrangement so I asked Russell is he was familiar with the song and if he thought he could sing it. Well, he had never heard the song before but was a real trooper and downloaded the lyrics and went to work on it. This is a very difficult song to sing and Russell did a fantastic job with it. We played it during my set and then played it a second time right before I left. It was great.
THANKS RUSSELL. I owe ya one.

I'm sure Heather will post a full report. It was a great day for sure.

russ_buss
12-22-2008, 11:32 AM
yesterday was epic. good food, great people, cold beer, free stuff!

a big huge thank you to Heather and Dave for organizing this event. they worked so hard to promote the uke jam and scored a bunch of great stuff to raffle off (tshirts, mugs, barack-in-a-boxes, and an Ohana UKE!). all of which thenewguy's brother Eric won. *shakes fist*:)

and Dominator, thanks for including me in your led zeppelin number. i can die a happy man now. thanks also for the super awesome hotel california solo. i can't wait to see video of that!

meanwhile, here are a few videos from yesterday.

Rodney Takahashi (local uke teacher) and his very talented students:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XTbtJHaWSw

Dominator being awesome:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X40uaU1GECY


please excuse the shaky video. beer hands.

the new guy
12-22-2008, 12:38 PM
thanks Heather for putting togther another great jam. Dominator was awesome. i cant believe i got to jam with him. and those kids were freakin amazing. ill post up the pics i got as soon as i find my camera. i dont remember where i put it. haha. thanks to Russ also for joining in on Hotel California that was a lot of fun. cant wait to jam with you guys again.

ukulelemotion
01-02-2009, 10:03 AM
yesterday was epic. good food, great people, cold beer, free stuff!

a big huge thank you to Heather and Dave for organizing this event. they worked so hard to promote the uke jam and scored a bunch of great stuff to raffle off (tshirts, mugs, barack-in-a-boxes, and an Ohana UKE!). all of which thenewguy's brother Eric won. *shakes fist*:)

OH YAH.. DID U MEAN THESE..
[QUOTE=dinkadink;79721]And a few more....

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http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/58/l_638b0c9fbadf4d109757518b77f2061c.jpg

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WHAT CAN I SAY.. IM JUST LUCK-E... HAHA

Chubbyukuleleboy
01-07-2009, 08:44 PM
I as Wondering If There's Anymore Meeting That I Could Attend?

dinkadink
01-08-2009, 03:40 PM
I as Wondering If There's Anymore Meeting That I Could Attend?

I think I'm going to organize another one for February. Hope you can come!!

ukulelemotion
01-14-2009, 11:12 AM
I think I'm going to organize another one for February. Hope you can come!!


awesome! my birthday is in feb.
:D:rock::music::rock:

iamjamesmiles
01-16-2009, 07:50 AM
all right feb i cant wait. i miss you guys




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1014
01-16-2009, 10:46 AM
i'm down to kanikapila san jose style...