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Dougf
03-16-2013, 03:55 PM
Welcome to Season 57 of the Ukulele - Songs About Songs. Or songs about music in general. If the lyrics mention something about music, that qualifies, although the more they pertain to the actual subject of the song, the better.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzeU9kAIluI

Rules:

1- Ukulele must be the main instrument.
2- Must be a new video, please state somewhere that it's for season 57.
3- If you want to do multi-tracking, go for it.
4- Originals and instrumentals are fine.

Prizes:
- Custom Schoenhut soprano with manzanita fingerboard
- Your choice of any item on the UU store up to $30, I'll pay the shipping
- Your choice of any item on the UU store up to $25, I'll pay the shipping

Judging:
The poll results seem to be in favor of host judged and random drawing, so I'll do both.
The first place prize will go to my favorite, 2nd and 3rd place will be randomly drawn.
The host's choice winner will choose among the three prizes, the first name drawn will choose among the remaining prizes, the second name drawn will receive the last remaining prize.

Here's a list to help jog your thought process: Songs about music (http://www.songfacts.com/category-songs_about_music.php)

Please feel free to submit bonus songs from previous seasons if they pertain to the theme.

Official Entry Playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKOGPU3X_TVNQ9r51R2R8CSEa7AChlnui)

Bonus Playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKOGPU3X_TVO-Cm0J67YxeXYtsxOb5sUT)

Dougf
03-16-2013, 03:58 PM
Here's a bonus track of my own to get things started:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJhWTgXX4tQ

frisbee fred
03-16-2013, 04:35 PM
Great choice for a season Doug. Already have a couple I'm thinking about.....

pabrizzer
03-16-2013, 06:18 PM
OK Here we go with another season.
Looking Forward by Neil Young - Bonus if that's OK Doug.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZUTpLGscFs

ukuloonie
03-16-2013, 07:07 PM
Woohoo Doug
Awesome Prizes and cool Idea
wow

pabrizzer
03-16-2013, 09:42 PM
Little bit corny I'm afraid but it was especially written for this season.
I'd like to make this my entry if you'll accept it Doug.
It doesn't have an intro but was written for this season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kttl-GWsVBM

Music - Pabrizzer

For the day of our birth
Sadness and mirth
For seasons four (galore?)
All that and more
Bring Christmas cheer
Sing the new year
Music the mortar of life

Lullaby a child
Calm the beast wild
March off to war
Everything more
Deity praise
Battlements raze
Music the chorus (essence?) of life

At end of life
A lowly played fife
Slowly played drum
Just like we begun
For everything done
There’s a tune to be sung
Music all through our life

ukuleledaveey
03-17-2013, 12:19 AM
great theme Doug and what a beautie of a prize :)
here is a little bonus for you, a song i did last summer especially for TCK (Dave) "The night Hank Williams came to town" including a false start, a noisey rooster and some flufffed chords and singing (my usual standard :) )


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYVstr51x0Q

Shady Wilbury
03-17-2013, 01:05 AM
I agree...great theme, although it took me a while to work out what the brief was, and what I wanted to do. Song chosen, however...just have to practice it, as there are some nasty chord changes. :D (More Marc Cohn.)

jamz
03-17-2013, 03:37 AM
Super excited about this season, because I have a song that I love that I can learn! Woohoo!

Dougf
03-17-2013, 04:17 AM
OK Here we go with another season.
Looking Forward by Neil Young - Bonus if that's OK Doug.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZUTpLGscFs

Really nice, Pa, definitely bonus-worthy. It would be a great entry, too.

Dougf
03-17-2013, 04:24 AM
I love it, Pa, great stuff. Music, life, birth, death -- nothing corny about that.


Little bit corny I'm afraid but it was especially written for this season.
I'd like to make this my entry if you'll accept it Doug.
It doesn't have an intro but was written for this season.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kttl-GWsVBM

Music - Pabrizzer

For the day of our birth
Sadness and mirth
For seasons four (galore?)
All that and more
Bring Christmas cheer
Sing the new year
Music the mortar of life

Lullaby a child
Calm the beast wild
March off to war
Everything more
Deity praise
Battlements raze
Music the chorus of life

At end of life
A lowly played fife
Slowly played drum
Just like we begun
For everything done
There’s a tune to be sung
Music all through our life

Dougf
03-17-2013, 04:31 AM
great theme Doug and what a beautie of a prize :)
here is a little bonus for you, a song i did last summer especially for TCK (Dave) "The night Hank Williams came to town" including a false start, a noisey rooster and some flufffed chords and singing (my usual standard :) )


Classic UkuleleDaveey! Nice touch with the Rooster. :)

~dave~~wave~
03-17-2013, 04:32 AM
This song immediately came to mind, but I couldn't remember the title.
Emmylou Harris covered it.
After some searching, here it is: late night, rough first take, squeaky chair...

Lyrics about listening to an old record, tuning a diesel to make it sing like Patsy Cline, and marrying a barroom singer.

[Whiter Shade of Pale came out in the Summer of Love, 1967.
It's one of fewer than 30 records in history to sell over 10 million.]




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yIklTa2rEE&feature=youtu.be



Broken Man's Lament ~ written by Mark Germino

I was once a broken man, I was once a broken fool
Lost my wife and children to one basic broken rule.
Now I live my life in silence, though I'm not quite in a shell
I drink and listen to that song - A Whiter Shade of Pale...

I was a good shade-tree mechanic, so I sent myself to school
They smoothed out my rough edges, in my hand they put new tools.
The instructor once he told me I could work on any line
I could tune to make a diesel sing... Just like Patsy Cline...

Well I met my wife to be through my mother's best friend's son
She'd been a barroom singer, she was as good as anyone.
Well I asked her to stop singing, and the girl she did not flinch
Next day she went and bought me a brand new crescent wrench...

We had three fine children as eight years went on by
And earned a supervising line, my knuckles stayed bone-dry.
But after supper I kept hearing her by the kitchen radio
Singing sweet, but desperate harmony A little bit too low...

She left three months later, I'd just come home for lunch
Note said "Easy come, hard go. I still love you so much."
She said I don't know if I'll be back, or if you'll want me when I come
But if and when that happens, dear, you'd better let my sweet dream run...

Dougf
03-17-2013, 04:49 AM
Great choice, Dave, lots of references to songs, singing, and music.


This song immediately came to mind, but I couldn't remember the title.
Emmylou Harris covered it.
After some searching, here it is: late night, rough first take, squeaky chair...

Lyrics about listening to an old record, tuning a diesel to make it sing like Patsy Cline, and marrying a barroom singer.

[Whiter Shade of Pale came out in the Summer of Love, 1967.
It's one of fewer than 30 records in history to sell over 10 million.]


Broken Man's Lament ~ written by Mark Germino

I was once a broken man, I was once a broken fool
Lost my wife and children to one basic broken rule.
Now I live my life in silence, though I'm not quite in a shell
I drink and listen to that song - A Whiter Shade of Pale...

I was a good shade-tree mechanic, so I sent myself to school
They smoothed out my rough edges, in my hand they put new tools.
The instructor once he told me I could work on any line
I could tune to make a diesel sing... Just like Patsy Cline...

Well I met my wife to be through my mother's best friend's son
She'd been a barroom singer, she was as good as anyone.
Well I asked her to stop singing, and the girl she did not flinch
Next day she went and bought me a brand new crescent wrench...

We had three fine children as eight years went on by
And earned a supervising line, my knuckles stayed bone-dry.
But after supper I kept hearing her by the kitchen radio
Singing sweet, but desperate harmony A little bit too low...

She left three months later, I'd just come home for lunch
Note said "Easy come, hard go. I still love you so much."
She said I don't know if I'll be back, or if you'll want me when I come
But if and when that happens, dear, you'd better let my sweet dream run...

xommen
03-17-2013, 04:54 AM
This was one of the songs I thought of that fitted this theme, although a little strange playing this on a uke, here is Pianoman by Billy Joel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRZfjuZ3gjA

Dougf
03-17-2013, 05:58 AM
This was one of the songs I thought of that fitted this theme, although a little strange playing this on a uke, here is Pianoman by Billy Joel.
http://youtu.be/S82-ilI4L8U

Nice one, Wim, classic Billy Joel.

peewee
03-17-2013, 06:17 AM
I am loving this theme, Doug, and the entries so far. I like when half of the puzzle is finding a song that fits.
I have several on my list..going to work though, so I don't get to torture you all right away..

PatriciaPDX
03-17-2013, 07:07 AM
Great theme! And, although not really necessary for a broad general theme like this one, it was nice of you to provide a "starter" list of songs. I'd like to mention that it would be considerate of the host to do this each season, especially when the theme is songs sung or written by more obscure artists, or at least artists several of us have never heard of. Researching these more obscure works from unfamiliar artists can take a great deal of time and I know, at least for me, discourages participation. Just a thought...

austin1
03-17-2013, 07:35 AM
I have a pretty fun idea for this week, but it's going to take playing music on something I've never touched in my life. Keeping my fingers crossed I get it done in time!

chrimess
03-17-2013, 08:50 AM
Riddle me this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6cjr2fJCpc&sns=em

UkeyDave
03-17-2013, 09:14 AM
Here's my entry. I just love Chuck Berry and especially this track so here is my take on one of his classics with the tempo slowed down a little (Chuck Berry I ain't). There are a few mistakes but what the heck. We're all friends here. Thought I'd have another go at multi-tracking so added some egg-shaker and Ukeybasing.

http://youtu.be/qg5E0mHmmo0

pabrizzer
03-17-2013, 09:44 AM
Here's my entry. I just love Chuck Berry and especially this track so here is my take on one of his classics with the tempo slowed down a little (Chuck Berry I ain't). There are a few mistakes but what the heck. We're all friends here. Thought I'd have another go at multi-tracking so added some egg-shaker and Ukeybasing.


Dave - It says the video is private.

UkeyDave
03-17-2013, 09:48 AM
Dave - It says the video is private.

Ooops. Sorry about that. Should be ok now.

The Ukelites
03-17-2013, 09:59 AM
Another great theme, Dougf!
We've just recorded an entry. While Steffen creates the video, I can watch all entries and post a bonus that fits for this season quite well: Music To Watch Girls By.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZeG7hJGyvI

The Ukelites
03-17-2013, 10:11 AM
Here's my entry. I just love Chuck Berry and especially this track so here is my take on one of his classics with the tempo slowed down a little (Chuck Berry I ain't). There are a few mistakes but what the heck. We're all friends here. Thought I'd have another go at multi-tracking so added some egg-shaker and Ukeybasing.

http://youtu.be/qg5E0mHmmo0

Cool! What an impressive start! We thought about performing this song too. Now I'm glad you did it. I like this slow rendition.

UkeyDave
03-17-2013, 11:13 AM
Cool! What an impressive start! We thought about performing this song too. Now I'm glad you did it. I like this slow rendition.
Thanks very much Ukelites but hey don't let me stop you doing it just because I did it first. I love to see different versions of the same song.

The Ukelites
03-17-2013, 11:13 AM
Here's our entry:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmZBlVll1sQ

Shady Wilbury
03-17-2013, 12:06 PM
Don't know whether this fits the bill, if not please disregard 'This is my entry...' and consider it a bonus. :) Certainly enjoyed learning it, though. Surprisingly, it works better on uke than it does on guitar. Sorry about the sound issues, for some reason it's a recent development.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce4Kfs89l_o&feature=youtu.be

xommen
03-17-2013, 12:07 PM
@Dougf Could you please switch the video in the playlist to this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRZfjuZ3gjA
I rerecorded it because the uke was a bit to load compared to the singing in my opinion.

ChaosToo
03-17-2013, 01:02 PM
Cracking idea for a Season - practising as we speak (type!) :D

PatriciaPDX
03-17-2013, 01:03 PM
Okay, here's my entry, a song for you called "A Song for You" --


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WX1OwtKryI&feature=youtu.be

GaryC1968
03-17-2013, 01:17 PM
http://youtu.be/0iRflR7YhsU

For my entry in Season 57, I decided to take Billy Joel's "Piano Man" and totally butcher it with my crazy lyrics. Sorry.

caukulele
03-17-2013, 01:52 PM
What a wonderful theme this week, with so many possibilities...and also so many great entries already! Great job Patricia! Trying to carve out time to learn a new song also!

Tootler
03-17-2013, 03:35 PM
Excellent theme. Have one or two ideas to work on but just now it's late to be doing anything, so here's a bonus from my back catalogue.


http://youtu.be/3_gb091rnIw

Dougf
03-17-2013, 04:28 PM
Riddle me this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6cjr2fJCpc

Great entry, Christian, thanks. Very cool effect with the capo, kind of like a soprano with a tenor body. :)

Dougf
03-17-2013, 04:35 PM
Here's my entry. I just love Chuck Berry and especially this track so here is my take on one of his classics with the tempo slowed down a little (Chuck Berry I ain't). There are a few mistakes but what the heck. We're all friends here. Thought I'd have another go at multi-tracking so added some egg-shaker and Ukeybasing.
http://youtu.be/qg5E0mHmmo0

The slow tempo works great, and nice job with the multi-track rhythm.

Dougf
03-17-2013, 04:37 PM
Another great theme, Dougf!
We've just recorded an entry. While Steffen creates the video, I can watch all entries and post a bonus that fits for this season quite well: Music To Watch Girls By. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZeG7hJGyvI

Definitely fits the theme, great stuff, thanks for posting.

Dougf
03-17-2013, 04:54 PM
Here's our entry:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmZBlVll1sQ

Great stuff, guys, I was really hoping somebody would do this one, and you guys didn't disappoint.

Dougf
03-17-2013, 05:03 PM
Don't know whether this fits the bill, if not please disregard 'This is my entry...' and consider it a bonus. :) Certainly enjoyed learning it, though. Surprisingly, it works better on uke than it does on guitar. Sorry about the sound issues, for some reason it's a recent development.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce4Kfs89l_o&feature=youtu.be

Very nice. It's your call if you want it to be a bonus or your entry. If you do another one, just let me know before the end of the week which you prefer for your official entry. Thanks for taking part.

Jazzbanjorex
03-17-2013, 05:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Gi_S0s2T-Y&feature=youtu.be

Dougf
03-17-2013, 05:09 PM
Okay, here's my entry, a song for you called "A Song for You" --

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WX1OwtKryI

Great entry, Patricia, very well done, thanks.

Dougf
03-17-2013, 05:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iRflR7YhsU

For my entry in Season 57, I decided to take Billy Joel's "Piano Man" and totally butcher it with my crazy lyrics. Sorry.

Really cute lyrics, Gary, I can tell you've been to a few open mics. :)

Dougf
03-17-2013, 05:39 PM
Excellent theme. Have one or two ideas to work on but just now it's late to be doing anything, so here's a bonus from my back catalogue.

http://youtu.be/3_gb091rnIw

Thanks for the bonus, Geoff, please feel free to share more of your back catalogue material that fits the theme.

Dougf
03-17-2013, 05:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Gi_S0s2T-Y

Great intro and instrumental breaks, Rex, and I don't think I've seen clappers used like that before. :)

peewee
03-17-2013, 07:10 PM
Some Spiffy entries in 24 hours folks, really broad variety of stuff. Loving the theme.
Here's the easiest one from my list, it's a bromantic love song by Motorhead to the Ramones called R.A.M.O.N.E.S. from 1991
I slowed it down and folked it up in a first-take attempt to reveal it's plaintive and sensitive core. ;-)

http://youtu.be/-nMsQc1Gn_M

the original version is a little different:
http://youtu.be/MyKlvVPpxo8

hope you enjoy

Shady Wilbury
03-17-2013, 08:33 PM
In that case, we'll call it my entry. :) Wasn't sure whether it totally fit, but I'm thrilled that it does. :)

ChaosToo
03-17-2013, 09:10 PM
Okay, here's my entry, a song for you called "A Song for You" --

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WX1OwtKryI&feature=youtu.be

Love it - The first album I ever owned was the Carpenters 'A Song For You' ....... :D

Mike-on-Uke
03-18-2013, 03:28 AM
http://youtu.be/BvPBUkFRtLE

"A Summer Song"
I love watching the Seasons of the Ukulele contests and have been wanting to contribute or at least take a crack at one! This is a song I wrote last summer that my wife and I recorded with our son on mandolin and our good friend on bass that I thought would fit!

Dougf
03-18-2013, 03:58 AM
Some Spiffy entries in 24 hours folks, really broad variety of stuff. Loving the theme.
Here's the easiest one from my list, it's a bromantic love song by Motorhead to the Ramones called R.A.M.O.N.E.S. from 1991
I slowed it down and folked it up in a first-take attempt to reveal it's plaintive and sensitive core. ;-)
http://youtu.be/-nMsQc1Gn_M

the original version is a little different:
http://youtu.be/MyKlvVPpxo8

hope you enjoy

Great song choice, yeah, meta! And the low key delivery works quite well.

Dougf
03-18-2013, 04:00 AM
http://youtu.be/BvPBUkFRtLE

"A Summer Song"
I love watching the Seasons of the Ukulele contests and have been wanting to contribute or at least take a crack at one! This is a song I wrote last summer that my wife and I recorded with our son on mandolin and our good friend on bass that I thought would fit!

Beautiful song, great playing and singing, and a professional quality production, thanks for the bonus. And welcome to the seasons, Mike.

frisbee fred
03-18-2013, 05:42 AM
Just watched several of the videos. Great season so far:

Pabrizzer - Just a beautiful original song. Thank you for that.
Ukelites - I'm one of your biggest fans. Great video again!
Patricia - Very beautifully done.
Gary - Very funny. Don't remember those lyrics on Joel's album cover......
Rex - That was awesome. I've never seen clackers used like that.
Peeweeuke - Really like your picking in that song.

UkeyDave
03-18-2013, 07:02 AM
Here is a bonus track with a bit more multi-tracking. I can't remember ever seeing a Status Quo track on here before so it "may" be a first.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPb4xQZCKHw

bonesigh
03-18-2013, 08:19 AM
So many great entries so far. Since there has already been a great rendition of this song posted here, I'm posting this as a bonus. I've got another in mind. Hope I get it done on time. I was in season one but that's all so far. I've been tempted to do so many other seasons but never had the time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCpe6NJqFK0&feature=youtu.be

pabrizzer
03-18-2013, 08:34 AM
Here is a bonus track with a bit more multi-tracking. I can't remember ever seeing a Status Quo track on here before so it "may" be a first.



I like it I like it I like it I la la la like it!

frisbee fred
03-18-2013, 08:41 AM
Call me a relic call me what you will.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egPF4ohoVEA

Shady Wilbury
03-18-2013, 08:50 AM
Great job on this track, Fred. Puts a new spin on it hearing it fingerpicked. I like what you've done with it.

pabrizzer
03-18-2013, 09:08 AM
Call me a relic call me what you will.....


A beauty ff - liked it a lot!

frisbee fred
03-18-2013, 09:13 AM
Shady and Pabrizzer - Thanks. Feeling a little wistful today....

BillMo
03-18-2013, 09:15 AM
A little rough but here's a take of Your Song by Elton John.

http://youtu.be/mqpO7KHZ3dQ

frisbee fred
03-18-2013, 09:21 AM
Really nice BillMo. You created a great mood with that song.

BillMo
03-18-2013, 09:44 AM
Thanks Fred. Just watched thru the entries so far, I am in awe of the talent here. Great job everyone.

ChaosToo
03-18-2013, 10:48 AM
A little rough but here's a take of Your Song by Elton John.
http://youtu.be/mqpO7KHZ3dQ

Loving this - great job mate!

Cornfield
03-18-2013, 01:28 PM
http://youtu.be/cOaCmQhxpTk

I Hear America Singing. Written by Shel Silverstein. Bob Gibson is the performer that introduced this song to the world. Obvioiusly I was nervous as I introduced it as "I See America Singing" oops.

ksiegel
03-18-2013, 02:58 PM
I recorded this at the same time as I recorded my entry for Season 56. It is another song by Texas-born singer/songwriter Mac Davis.

This is actually the second recording I did of it - the first, on the Kala Cedar Top with Aquila Red strings, but it didn't sound right.

So I switched to the Waverly Street low-g soprano, and it worked a lot better. But it needs people to sing along with it, so please do.



http://youtu.be/PF0qceabtC0


-Kurt

Hippie Dribble
03-18-2013, 03:07 PM
thanks for hosting Doug. well, I've been wading through Ken Burns' amazing documentary series on Jazz lately, so I chose a song from and about my favourite era of music: swing, from the Jazz age of the 1920's and 1930's, written by the great Duke Ellington


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP-Us8MzpQE

TCK
03-18-2013, 04:28 PM
So- ever had a song you just had to play?
In a world surrounded by records, this was the first I stole from my dad. It is kind of about a few singers and a plane, kind of about the difference between the way my dad grew up and the way I did.
I was born in late 1972, and this was a US hit a little before that, so I missed it being played every five seconds- everyone I know who did not miss that hates this song, but I kind of love it. I probably should have practiced it more, but once again, excitement got the best of me, so here is my entry. Great theme Doug, and thanks for the chance to play this one I love so...this was the first song that popped into my head, and when I saw the Ukulites do the reprise to it (Killing Me Softly was written about this song) so beautifully...well, I had to sit down and play it.
This is definitely a sing-a-long.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANXCwEEgIdU&feature=youtu.be
Cheers- TCK

frisbee fred
03-18-2013, 05:02 PM
thanks for hosting Doug. well, I've been wading through Ken Burns' amazing documentary series on Jazz lately, so I chose a song from and about my favourite era of music: swing, from the Jazz age of the 1920's and 1930's, written by the great Duke Ellington


Eugene - Wow. Great version and great playing.

frisbee fred
03-18-2013, 05:07 PM
TCK - Well, I do remember it being played every 5 seconds. Even so, it's a great song and I really like your version. Very challenging - well done.

ajlm
03-18-2013, 05:14 PM
[QUOTE=eugene ukulele;1217007]thanks for hosting Doug. well, I've been wading through Ken Burns' amazing documentary series on Jazz lately, so I chose a song from and about my favourite era of music: swing, from the Jazz age of the 1920's and 1930's, written by the great Duke Ellington


Love this!! Great Job!

ajlm
03-18-2013, 05:17 PM
So- ever had a song you just had to play?
In a world surrounded by records, this was the first I stole from my dad. It is kind of about a few singers and a plane, kind of about the difference between the way my dad grew up and the way I did.


OK so I am a little bias because I absolutely LOVE this song and TCK is my brother but I really did love every minute of this!! Good job big bro - you did it justice!

Also - the Ukelites did an amazing rendition of Killing me Softly that goes so nicely!

ukuleledaddy
03-18-2013, 06:17 PM
So- ever had a song you just had to play?
In a world surrounded by records, this was the first I stole from my dad. It is kind of about a few singers and a plane, kind of about the difference between the way my dad grew up and the way I did.
I was born in late 1972, and this was a US hit a little before that, so I missed it being played every five seconds- everyone I know who did not miss that hates this song, but I kind of love it. I probably should have practiced it more, but once again, excitement got the best of me, so here is my entry. Great theme Doug, and thanks for the chance to play this one I love so...this was the first song that popped into my head, and when I saw the Ukulites do the reprise to it (Killing Me Softly was written about this song) so beautifully...well, I had to sit down and play it.
This is definitely a sing-a-long.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANXCwEEgIdU&feature=youtu.be
Cheers- TCK

Nice one Dave. I love that song as well. I became a DJ at an Ice Capades Chalet in Foster City just out of high school and I can remember playing that song to a bunch of New Kids On The Block fans.

ukuleledaddy
03-18-2013, 06:20 PM
thanks for hosting Doug. well, I've been wading through Ken Burns' amazing documentary series on Jazz lately, so I chose a song from and about my favourite era of music: swing, from the Jazz age of the 1920's and 1930's, written by the great Duke Ellington


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP-Us8MzpQE

Fantastic Jon. You got some serious chops brother.

Dougf
03-18-2013, 06:29 PM
Call me a relic call me what you will.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egPF4ohoVEA

Classic, love the finger picking rendition.

Dougf
03-18-2013, 06:31 PM
A little rough but here's a take of Your Song by Elton John.
http://youtu.be/mqpO7KHZ3dQ

Great choice, Bill, this is my favorite Elton song of all time.

Dougf
03-18-2013, 06:34 PM
[http://youtu.be/cOaCmQhxpTk

I Hear America Singing. Written by Shel Silverstein. Bob Gibson is the performer that introduced this song to the world. Obvioiusly I was nervous as I introduced it as "I See America Singing" oops.

Don't worry about the nerves, you delivered. I should've been counting how many song references were in it.

Dougf
03-18-2013, 06:37 PM
I recorded this at the same time as I recorded my entry for Season 56. It is another song by Texas-born singer/songwriter Mac Davis.

This is actually the second recording I did of it - the first, on the Kala Cedar Top with Aquila Red strings, but it didn't sound right.

So I switched to the Waverly Street low-g soprano, and it worked a lot better. But it needs people to sing along with it, so please do.


http://youtu.be/PF0qceabtC0


-Kurt

Great choice, Kurt, music is definitely something to believe in.

Dougf
03-18-2013, 06:42 PM
thanks for hosting Doug. well, I've been wading through Ken Burns' amazing documentary series on Jazz lately, so I chose a song from and about my favourite era of music: swing, from the Jazz age of the 1920's and 1930's, written by the great Duke Ellington

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP-Us8MzpQE

Ok, you killed me, and it wasn't softly. :) Thanks, mate, amazing stuff.

Dougf
03-18-2013, 06:44 PM
So- ever had a song you just had to play?
In a world surrounded by records, this was the first I stole from my dad. It is kind of about a few singers and a plane, kind of about the difference between the way my dad grew up and the way I did.
I was born in late 1972, and this was a US hit a little before that, so I missed it being played every five seconds- everyone I know who did not miss that hates this song, but I kind of love it. I probably should have practiced it more, but once again, excitement got the best of me, so here is my entry. Great theme Doug, and thanks for the chance to play this one I love so...this was the first song that popped into my head, and when I saw the Ukulites do the reprise to it (Killing Me Softly was written about this song) so beautifully...well, I had to sit down and play it.
This is definitely a sing-a-long.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANXCwEEgIdU
Cheers- TCK

I figured somebody would do this, at least I was hoping, so glad you brought it to the table.

Ukeval
03-18-2013, 10:16 PM
Here is my entry
It is a lullaby called "une chanson douce" (a sweet song) or also "Le loup, la biche et le chevalier". Lyrics below...
Song by Henri Salvador (was also sung by Celine Dion)


http://youtu.be/uaG8LxSgvQQ

The wolf, the doe and the knight

A sweet song
Which my mom sang for me
Sucking my thumb
I listened to as I fell asleep
This sweet song
I want to sing it for you
Because your skin is smooth
Like the moss on the woods

The little doe is at bay
In the woods the wolf hides
Ouh, ouh, ouh ouh!
But the brave knight passed by
He took the doe in his arms
La, la, la, la

The little doe
It will be you if you want it
We don't care about the wolf
We'll be two to face it
A sweet song
Which my mom sang
A sweet song
For all the little children

O what a nice tale
The doe turned into a lady
La, la, la, la
And in the handsome knight's arms
She remained a beautiful princess
Eh, eh, eh, eh

TheUkeBloke
03-18-2013, 10:41 PM
This is my entry for Season 57 of the Ukulele Underground Contest (re Dougf's Songs About Songs. Or songs about music in general).
This is an original written by me a couple of days ago especially for Dougf's theme.
Hey Doug, I hope you like it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R33zyUBiWPw

redpaul1
03-18-2013, 10:57 PM
Some Spiffy entries in 24 hours folks, really broad variety of stuff. Loving the theme.
Here's the easiest one from my list, it's a bromantic love song by Motorhead to the Ramones called R.A.M.O.N.E.S. from 1991
I slowed it down and folked it up in a first-take attempt to reveal it's plaintive and sensitive core. ;-)
http://youtu.be/-nMsQc1Gn_M

the original version is a little different:
http://youtu.be/MyKlvVPpxo8

hope you enjoy

Enjoyed very much indeed!

Barbablanca
03-18-2013, 11:59 PM
Here is a song I wrote, back in 1985, to celebrate the songs of my friend Jake Walton:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Haw35hSxwZs&feature=youtube_gdata

The Eugene Special really seems to come alive when you play positive, life-affirming songs on her ;).

PS The lyrics are on the YouTube page. Click on "MORE" in the description.

pabrizzer
03-19-2013, 02:25 AM
Cha and Pa bonus song - may just creep in as it mentions someone strumming on a banjo -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYeX-qFrfbE

23skidoo
03-19-2013, 02:28 AM
Okay, here's my entry, a song for you called "A Song for You" --

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WX1OwtKryI&feature=youtu.be

This is really wonderful, Patricia - one of my favorite songs...... here's my favorite version - your take reminds me of it a lot....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOR5awLuBRU

~dave~~wave~
03-19-2013, 03:06 AM
Sweet Soul Music ​~ quotes from Wikipedia


..released by Arthur Conley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Conley) in 1967. Written by Conley and Otis Redding (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otis_Redding), it is based on the Sam Cooke (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Cooke) song "Yeah Man" from his posthumous album Shake (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Shake_(Sam_Cooke_album)&action=edit&redlink=1); the opening riff (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riff) is a quote from Elmer Bernstein (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmer_Bernstein)'s score (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_score) for the 1960 movie The Magnificent Seven (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magnificent_Seven).
It reached the number two spot on both the Billboard Hot 100 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_Hot_100) and the Billboard R&B chart (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_R%26B_chart), and #7 on the UK Singles Chart (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Singles_Chart).[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_Soul_Music#cite_note-2)


The song is an homage to soul music. The following songs are mentioned in the lyrics:


"Going to a Go-Go (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Going_to_a_Go-Go_(song))" by The Miracles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Miracles); the band is not explicitly mentioned.
"Love Is a Hurtin' Thing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Is_a_Hurtin%27_Thing)" by Lou Rawls (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Rawls)
"Hold On, I'm Comin' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hold_On,_I%27m_Comin%27_(song)) " by Sam and Dave (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_and_Dave)
"Mustang Sally (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustang_Sally_(song))" by Wilson Pickett (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Pickett)
"Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa_(Sad_Song)&action=edit&redlink=1)" by Otis Redding (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otis_Redding). A brief instrumental version of the chorus for the song is quoted, after Conley says the words "Hit it Otis".

Additionally, James Brown (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Brown) is described as "the king of them all".





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hl27jItuqs&feature=youtu.be

TCK
03-19-2013, 03:22 AM
TCK - Well, I do remember it being played every 5 seconds. Even so, it's a great song and I really like your version. Very challenging - well done.
Thanks Fred- I have a friend who lived through it's radio play and despises it...such a great song, such a shame. Thanks for watching!

OK so I am a little bias because I absolutely LOVE this song and TCK is my brother but I really did love every minute of this!! Good job big bro - you did it justice!
Also - the Ukelites did an amazing rendition of Killing me Softly that goes so nicely!
Thanks sis! Had a fun time playing it for sure

Nice one Dave. I love that song as well. I became a DJ at an Ice Capades Chalet in Foster City just out of high school and I can remember playing that song to a bunch of New Kids On The Block fans.
The Chalet- I always loved it when they played Metal (course I was not going after HS) because it made my sister wrinkle her nose. She wanted to hear NKOTB ;) Glad you liked it Daddy-O

I figured somebody would do this, at least I was hoping, so glad you brought it to the table.
Someone had to do it right? Thanks Doug

elmann
03-19-2013, 03:35 AM
it was especially written for this season.
Music - Pabrizzer
Amazing! You always impresses me.

redpaul1
03-19-2013, 04:15 AM
Sweet Soul Music ​~ quotes from Wikipedia


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hl27jItuqs


Ha! I was wondering if anyone would cover this one. Top stuff!

Dougf
03-19-2013, 04:46 AM
Here is my entry
It is a lullaby called "une chanson douce" (a sweet song) or also "Le loup, la biche et le chevalier". Lyrics below...
Song by Henri Salvador (was also sung by Celine Dion)

http://youtu.be/uaG8LxSgvQQ

The wolf, the doe and the knight

A sweet song
Which my mom sang for me
Sucking my thumb
I listened to as I fell asleep
This sweet song
I want to sing it for you
Because your skin is smooth
Like the moss on the woods

The little doe is at bay
In the woods the wolf hides
Ouh, ouh, ouh ouh!
But the brave knight passed by
He took the doe in his arms
La, la, la, la

The little doe
It will be you if you want it
We don't care about the wolf
We'll be two to face it
A sweet song
Which my mom sang
A sweet song
For all the little children

O what a nice tale
The doe turned into a lady
La, la, la, la
And in the handsome knight's arms
She remained a beautiful princess
Eh, eh, eh, eh

Beautifully played, Val, great entry, merci beaucoup.

Dougf
03-19-2013, 04:47 AM
This is my entry for Season 57 of the Ukulele Underground Contest (re Dougf's Songs About Songs. Or songs about music in general).
This is an original written by me a couple of days ago especially for Dougf's theme.
Hey Doug, I hope you like it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R33zyUBiWPw

Great song, thanks for sharing. Love the lines about the uke.

Dougf
03-19-2013, 04:49 AM
Here is a song I wrote, back in 1985, to celebrate the songs of my friend Jake Walton:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Haw35hSxwZs

The Eugene Special really seems to come alive when you play positive, life-affirming songs on her ;).

PS The lyrics are on the YouTube page. Click on "MORE" in the description.

Thanks for dusting this off for us, Bernie, a very nice tribute. Great hook in the chorus.

Dougf
03-19-2013, 04:52 AM
Cha and Pa bonus song - may just creep in as it mentions someone strumming on a banjo -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYeX-qFrfbE

There's the banjo reference, and I think Dinah blowing her horn also qualifies. :) Such a gem, thanks for posting.

Dougf
03-19-2013, 04:53 AM
This is really wonderful, Patricia - one of my favorite songs...... here's my favorite version - your take reminds me of it a lot....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOR5awLuBRU

I'm sure there are a few more songs that Willie does that would qualify as well. I'm hoping, anyway. :)

Dougf
03-19-2013, 04:55 AM
Sweet Soul Music ​~ quotes from Wikipedia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hl27jItuqs

Great video, Dave, and nice dancing. :)

Dougf
03-19-2013, 04:57 AM
Hey seasonistas, I'm loving what you guys are coming up with, you are AWESOME! Keep 'em coming.

GinnyT11
03-19-2013, 06:14 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdyhzKbunL8


Here's a song all Seasonistas are included in once I changed the lyrics.


(Thanks, Doug! :D)

frisbee fred
03-19-2013, 06:41 AM
Here is my entry
It is a lullaby called "une chanson douce" (a sweet song) or also "Le loup, la biche et le chevalier". Lyrics below...
Song by Henri Salvador (was also sung by Celine Dion)

The wolf, the doe and the knight

A sweet song
Which my mom sang for me
Sucking my thumb
I listened to as I fell asleep
This sweet song
I want to sing it for you
Because your skin is smooth
Like the moss on the woods

The little doe is at bay
In the woods the wolf hides
Ouh, ouh, ouh ouh!
But the brave knight passed by
He took the doe in his arms
La, la, la, la

The little doe
It will be you if you want it
We don't care about the wolf
We'll be two to face it
A sweet song
Which my mom sang
A sweet song
For all the little children

O what a nice tale
The doe turned into a lady
La, la, la, la
And in the handsome knight's arms
She remained a beautiful princess
Eh, eh, eh, eh

Beautiful song Ukeval.

frisbee fred
03-19-2013, 06:45 AM
Here is a song I wrote, back in 1985, to celebrate the songs of my friend Jake Walton:

The Eugene Special really seems to come alive when you play positive, life-affirming songs on her ;).

PS The lyrics are on the YouTube page. Click on "MORE" in the description.

Barbalanca - Really like the original song. I agree that the uke takes on the mood of the song that is being played.....

frisbee fred
03-19-2013, 06:48 AM
Here's a song all Seasonistas are included in once I changed the lyrics.


(Thanks, Doug! :D)

I like these lyrics better. I also have a strange craving for a Coke after this video........

Shady Wilbury
03-19-2013, 07:55 AM
Here's a song all Seasonistas are included in once I changed the lyrics.


(Thanks, Doug! :D)

That was just fantastic. Got me out of my rut. :)

Take care,

Shady

Dougf
03-19-2013, 08:44 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdyhzKbunL8

Here's a song all Seasonistas are included in once I changed the lyrics.

(Thanks, Doug! :D)

Great lyrics, Ginny, I'm so glad you did this one, thanks.

pabrizzer
03-19-2013, 09:48 AM
Sweet Soul Music ​~ quotes from Wikipedia








OH YEAH!! Fantastic DW.

decaturcomp
03-19-2013, 10:31 AM
GREAT Job little Brother. I sincerely believe that this is exactly the second time I've loved this song. Once when I first heard it and your version today.

Friends who were/are equally as goofy as yours truly used to sing: "I drove my Ford to the Fjord but the Fjord was full..." We were dumbasses.

This was beautiful.


So- ever had a song you just had to play?
In a world surrounded by records, this was the first I stole from my dad. It is kind of about a few singers and a plane, kind of about the difference between the way my dad grew up and the way I did.
I was born in late 1972, and this was a US hit a little before that, so I missed it being played every five seconds- everyone I know who did not miss that hates this song, but I kind of love it. I probably should have practiced it more, but once again, excitement got the best of me, so here is my entry. Great theme Doug, and thanks for the chance to play this one I love so...this was the first song that popped into my head, and when I saw the Ukulites do the reprise to it (Killing Me Softly was written about this song) so beautifully...well, I had to sit down and play it.
This is definitely a sing-a-long.

Cheers- TCK

decaturcomp
03-19-2013, 10:34 AM
Hooray! Well done. Not too sweet at all! Maybe you changed the HFCS back to Cane Sugar. Just deelightfulled!





Here's a song all Seasonistas are included in once I changed the lyrics.


(Thanks, Doug! :D)

elmann
03-19-2013, 10:37 AM
Ohhh, I miss bass sound

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN_dtoUg6n0
Lyrics:
This is the part of the song, that's really quiet,
I play very soft, it sounds like a ballad

And this is the part, where I play really hard
It's much louder than at the beginning

And I go back to the quiet part, again
If the whole song was this way, it would be boring

So I go back to playing loud,
It's like the first time, but's much louder,
this is usually the place, where it would be quiet, again,
but I don't want it to be too predictable, predictable
predictable.

frisbee fred
03-19-2013, 10:42 AM
Ohhh, I miss bass sound

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN_dtoUg6n0

Ukulele Grunge - Love it! That is one of the most interesting ukes I've ever seen. What kind is it?

decaturcomp
03-19-2013, 10:45 AM
I love this one. Great bass line!


Another great theme, Dougf!
We've just recorded an entry. While Steffen creates the video, I can watch all entries and post a bonus that fits for this season quite well: Music To Watch Girls By.

elmann
03-19-2013, 10:54 AM
frisbee fred> uke?

RISA solid stick, soprano.
https://www.ukulele.de/shop4/en/product?info=213
German producer/retailer Rigk Sauer (RISA). Concert size also available, mahogony coloured. The soprano fretboard is a little bit longer than a normal soprano one. A little bit unusual to grip/pick, because the very short/non-existing head gives no maintenance between thumb and index finger.
They also offer real pick-up ukes
https://www.ukulele.de/shop4/en/product?info=214

The Ukelites
03-19-2013, 11:11 AM
Sweet Soul Music ​~ quotes from Wikipedia








http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hl27jItuqs&feature=youtu.be

Best song choice, best performance, winner! This made our day!

awesome - awesome - awesome - awesome - awesome - awesome - awesome - awesome - awesome - awesome - awesome - awesome - awesome - awesome - awesome - awesome - awesome - awesome - awesome .... (Miriam wants to be adopted by you)

:nana::nana::nana:

decaturcomp
03-19-2013, 11:17 AM
What a wonderful song and a great tribute to your friend.


Here is a song I wrote, back in 1985, to celebrate the songs of my friend Jake Walton:


The Eugene Special really seems to come alive when you play positive, life-affirming songs on her ;).

PS The lyrics are on the YouTube page. Click on "MORE" in the description.

decaturcomp
03-19-2013, 11:17 AM
a bonus


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

Tootler
03-19-2013, 11:39 AM
Here is my entry. A song written by Jerry Allison and Sonny Curtis. It was recorded by the Everly Brothers on their 1963 album "Great Country Hits". I made a slight change to the lyrics in the chorus.


http://youtu.be/qrTu7ufJ4T0

frisbee fred
03-19-2013, 11:48 AM
Here is my entry. A song written by Jerry Allison and Sonny Curtis. It was recorded by the Everly Brothers on their 1963 album "Great Country Hits". I made a slight change to the lyrics in the chorus.


I liked the rendition, Tootler. Hope it's not the last song you play.....

decaturcomp
03-19-2013, 11:54 AM
Excellent, quite nicely done. ...and, YES as Fred said, please don't let that be your last number!


Here is my entry. A song written by Jerry Allison and Sonny Curtis. It was recorded by the Everly Brothers on their 1963 album "Great Country Hits". I made a slight change to the lyrics in the chorus.

ukuleledaveey
03-19-2013, 12:30 PM
Howdy gang and thanks for hosting a super week Doug, well here is my official entry for this week

Crazy Words - Crazy Tune (Vo-do-de-o)
Music by Milton Ager; lyrics by Jack Yellen. Written in 1927


http://youtu.be/EmUpPEPP0VI

Tootler
03-19-2013, 12:33 PM
I liked the rendition, Tootler. Hope it's not the last song you play.....


Excellent, quite nicely done. ...and, YES as Fred said, please don't let that be your last number!

The Everlys sang it in 1963 and it didn't stop them and I the change I made had to rhyme with "star" so I chose the words to imply that I'm not about to stop just yet.

Thanks to both.

frisbee fred
03-19-2013, 12:44 PM
Howdy gang and thanks for hosting a super week Doug, well here is my official entry for this week

Crazy Words - Crazy Tune (Vo-do-de-o)
Music by Milton Ager; lyrics by Jack Yellen. Written in 1927


Nice playing. That uke sounded like it was right out of 1927. Fun song!

decaturcomp
03-19-2013, 12:52 PM
Solid, Jackson! This is a great tune and you nailed it and then stuck the landing. Huzzah!


Howdy gang and thanks for hosting a super week Doug, well here is my official entry for this week

Crazy Words - Crazy Tune (Vo-do-de-o)
Music by Milton Ager; lyrics by Jack Yellen. Written in 1927

peewee
03-19-2013, 01:50 PM
Here's an Elliott Smith tune about Clementine, and called Clementine.
I never got to see Mr Smith play, despite multiple opportunities, and I now regret it. He was quite a songwriter.
Here it is, on a baritone, as I couldn't face translating the tab and the weird tuning to GCEA. It's a mess, sorry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXZ64SG1Wqw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXZ64SG1Wqw

Here's what he sounded like doing this song:
http://youtu.be/1WudLQUaEk8

oh, and I guess this should be the entry, and R.A.M.O.N.E.S should be a bonus?

and if anyone else wants to try ES's songs: http://www.sweetadeline.net/tabs.html

Joko
03-19-2013, 02:29 PM
I guess it's not really ABOUT music, but it does discuss what elements are needed for the perfect Country & Western song...


http://youtu.be/f1Nl6exjbTg

ksiegel
03-19-2013, 03:25 PM
So- ever had a song you just had to play?
In a world surrounded by records, this was the first I stole from my dad. It is kind of about a few singers and a plane, kind of about the difference between the way my dad grew up and the way I did.
I was born in late 1972, and this was a US hit a little before that, so I missed it being played every five seconds- everyone I know who did not miss that hates this song, but I kind of love it. I probably should have practiced it more, but once again, excitement got the best of me, so here is my entry. Great theme Doug, and thanks for the chance to play this one I love so...this was the first song that popped into my head, and when I saw the Ukulites do the reprise to it (Killing Me Softly was written about this song) so beautifully...well, I had to sit down and play it.
This is definitely a sing-a-long.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANXCwEEgIdU&feature=youtu.be
Cheers- TCK

I remember when the song came out - the local Top 40 station played it on a Sunday night - all 8+ minutes of it - with no intro, no outro, just a couple of seconds of dead air before and after. And NEVER announced the artist or the name of the song! (I kinda figured out the name - I wasn't the dumbest 8th grader out there, just the least coordinated.) I figured out how to play it by myself, which still ranks as one of my major accomplishments - the first song I ever learned entirely by ear, with no chord chart to guide me!

You did a great job with it, Dave!



-Kurt

uke4ia
03-19-2013, 03:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VagTKP7e7PM

This is an original song of mine called "Indie Cred". This is one of my favorite songs to play live.

Lyrics:

I ain't got no indie cred
I never thought to shave my head
This little song will have to stand or fall all on its own
I never swore off melody or dissed Veruca Salt
There'll be no Unplugged album filled with outtakes from the vault

I ain't got no indie cred
Alt-Rock won't care when I'm dead
No Sub Pop compilation and no midnight movie cult
And when all living memory of this song has disappeared
Will I look back on these days and dare to use the word "career"?

When I'm working part-time in a Walmart
For every dime that I can scrounge
To tide me over till the weekend gig
In the house band at the Horseshoe Lounge
Then will I wish I'd honed an image, sneered, and picked some fights?
Or whine about my glory days and drink away my nights?
Will I find some loser worse than me hanging round some bar
To stroke my ego, buy me beers, and say I was a star?

I ain't got no indie cred
Will I miss it when I'm dead
When I'm there in Heaven's cutout bin, marked down for all time?
When my life flashes before me, will I want one last chance back
To have my scrotum pierced or maybe do a little smack?

I ain't got no indie cred
So I wrote this song instead

TCK
03-19-2013, 03:54 PM
GREAT Job little Brother. I sincerely believe that this is exactly the second time I've loved this song. Once when I first heard it and your version today.

Friends who were/are equally as goofy as yours truly used to sing: "I drove my Ford to the Fjord but the Fjord was full..." We were dumbasses.

This was beautiful.
Why thank you my friend...such a nice thing to say. The song is an opus, and to hear I made you smile with it makes my day. As for "dumbass"- I figure I am completely fluent ;)

I remember when the song came out - the local Top 40 station played it on a Sunday night - all 8+ minutes of it - with no intro, no outro, just a couple of seconds of dead air before and after. And NEVER announced the artist or the name of the song! (I kinda figured out the name - I wasn't the dumbest 8th grader out there, just the least coordinated.) I figured out how to play it by myself, which still ranks as one of my major accomplishments - the first song I ever learned entirely by ear, with no chord chart to guide me!

You did a great job with it, Dave!



-Kurt
Thank you Kurt, and yeah, that is no small accomplishment. This sucker has magnitude for sure- it intimidated me until the day I figured it was time to post it ;)

peewee
03-19-2013, 03:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VagTKP7e7PM

I ain't got no indie cred
So I wrote this song instead

Bravo! :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:Classic Stuff.

uke4ia
03-19-2013, 03:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfJVrZ36yZ4

Here's a bonus track. This is "Al Bowlly's in Heaven" by Richard Thompson.

TCK
03-19-2013, 04:03 PM
Right- sometimes the reason we play a song is far more important than the finished product...so pull up a chair.
A few years back, my wife said to me "I want to learn the banjo". In the interest of keeping this short, she got an ukulele instead. Turns out that I could figure out chord charts faster than she could, so I always took her uke away to show her the chords, and soon had one (OK- many) for myself.
This was the first song she learned...it is a from a movie where the main character plays a banjo, which is why she wanted one in the first place.
Then this fellow Butterflybandito named Eugene Ukulele posted a video I LOVED. "When you wore a tulip"...it was not so much that I figured I could do anything near as well, just that I knew I could do it, so I posted a few videos. He inspired me and gave me the impetus to do this, so I did. I posted this song as my second one, without singing it.
This is number 139.
This road has been more fun than I could have ever imagined, I have met amazing people along the way and made great friends, and Doug, I thank you for finally giving us a reason to play this. Just for you we have thrown in a few classical Cloverdale Couple screw ups...sigh
But we love this song.
Always will. Hope y'all do to
A sing-a-long-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zblVCJVCvBs&feature=youtu.be
Cheers- The Cloverdale Kid

Hippie Dribble
03-19-2013, 04:05 PM
This is an original song of mine called "Indie Cred". This is one of my favorite songs to play live.

absolutely brilliant Jim. Perfect.

Hippie Dribble
03-19-2013, 04:15 PM
Right- sometimes the reason we play a song is far more important than the finished product...so pull up a chair.
A few years back, my wife said to me "I want to learn the banjo". In the interest of keeping this short, she got an ukulele instead. Turns out that I could figure out chord charts faster than she could, so I always took her uke away to show her the chords, and soon had one (OK- many) for myself.
This was the first song she learned...it is a from a movie where the main character plays a banjo, which is why she wanted one in the first place.
Then this fellow Butterflybandito named Eugene Ukulele posted a video I LOVED. "When you wore a tulip"...it was not so much that I figured I could do anything near as well, just that I knew I could do it, so I posted a few videos. He inspired me and gave me the impetus to do this, so I did. I posted this song as my second one, without singing it.
This is number 139.
This road has been more fun than I could have ever imagined, I have met amazing people along the way and made great friends, and Doug, I thank you for finally giving us a reason to play this. Just for you we have thrown in a few classical Cloverdale Couple screw ups...
But we love this song.
Always will.
A sing-a-long-

Cheers- The Cloverdale Kid
precious stuff Dave and Mel. This is what we remember y'know. And there's a reason for that. Cause there's more than music goin on here...it's pure joy and love, that's what really moves people. The celebration of music yep, that was bloody fantastic. Now, the chair is officially pulled up...we need an encore...

TCK
03-19-2013, 04:24 PM
We got one in the works my friend...but can I publicly (again) say thanks for making it OK for us to make videos? Having the time of our lives doing this, we owe you a debt of gratitude for sure. Long live the seasons bro-mance! Seriously, thanks for seeing the only thing we really bring to the table, and thanks for watching mate.
precious stuff Dave and Mel. This is what we remember y'know. And there's a reason for that. Cause there's more than music goin on here...it's pure joy and love, that's what really moves people. The celebration of music yep, that was bloody fantastic. Now, the chair is officially pulled up...we need an encore...

Dougf
03-19-2013, 04:28 PM
Ohhh, I miss bass sound
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN_dtoUg6n0
Lyrics:
This is the part of the song, that's really quiet,
I play very soft, it sounds like a ballad

And this is the part, where I play really hard
It's much louder than at the beginning

And I go back to the quiet part, again
If the whole song was this way, it would be boring

So I go back to playing loud,
It's like the first time, but's much louder,
this is usually the place, where it would be quiet, again,
but I don't want it to be too predictable, predictable
predictable.

Excellent choice of song, and excellent choice of ax. Some real dynamics going on.

Dougf
03-19-2013, 04:34 PM
a bonus

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

Nice fretboard navigation, Alan, and great interpretation of this song.

Dougf
03-19-2013, 04:40 PM
Here is my entry. A song written by Jerry Allison and Sonny Curtis. It was recorded by the Everly Brothers on their 1963 album "Great Country Hits". I made a slight change to the lyrics in the chorus.

http://youtu.be/qrTu7ufJ4T0

I think I noticed the change you made :).

I don't think I've heard this before, but what a reminder of how tough the music life can be. Thanks, Geoff.

decaturcomp
03-19-2013, 04:43 PM
That was completely great!

You two are so much fun when you're singing and playing together.

I remember when Harold and Kumar and Maud and Alice first came out and had this song and others by Maharishi Cat Stephens: Boy Sufi Mystic Detective. We were all so delighted with it and saw it over and over again at midnight movies and occasionally on street coroners.

Everybody wanted a banjo...and a hearse.


Right- sometimes the reason we play a song is far more important than the finished product...so pull up a chair.
A few years back, my wife said to me "I want to learn the banjo". In the interest of keeping this short, she got an ukulele instead. Turns out that I could figure out chord charts faster than she could, so I always took her uke away to show her the chords, and soon had one (OK- many) for myself.
This was the first song she learned...it is a from a movie where the main character plays a banjo, which is why she wanted one in the first place.
Then this fellow Butterflybandito named Eugene Ukulele posted a video I LOVED. "When you wore a tulip"...it was not so much that I figured I could do anything near as well, just that I knew I could do it, so I posted a few videos. He inspired me and gave me the impetus to do this, so I did. I posted this song as my second one, without singing it.
This is number 139.
This road has been more fun than I could have ever imagined, I have met amazing people along the way and made great friends, and Doug, I thank you for finally giving us a reason to play this. Just for you we have thrown in a few classical Cloverdale Couple screw ups...sigh
But we love this song.
Always will. Hope y'all do to
A sing-a-long-

Cheers- The Cloverdale Kid

Dougf
03-19-2013, 04:48 PM
Howdy gang and thanks for hosting a super week Doug, well here is my official entry for this week

Crazy Words - Crazy Tune (Vo-do-de-o)
Music by Milton Ager; lyrics by Jack Yellen. Written in 1927

http://youtu.be/EmUpPEPP0VI

Crazy how good that old stuff is, especially when UkuleleDaveey brings it to life.

Dougf
03-19-2013, 04:53 PM
Here's an Elliott Smith tune about Clementine, and called Clementine.
I never got to see Mr Smith play, despite multiple opportunities, and I now regret it. He was quite a songwriter.
Here it is, on a baritone, as I couldn't face translating the tab and the weird tuning to GCEA. It's a mess, sorry.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXZ64SG1Wqw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXZ64SG1Wqw

Here's what he sounded like doing this song:
http://youtu.be/1WudLQUaEk8

oh, and I guess this should be the entry, and R.A.M.O.N.E.S should be a bonus?

and if anyone else wants to try ES's songs: http://www.sweetadeline.net/tabs.html

Yeah, talk about meta. That is a really cool song. Looks like some pretty tricky changes, too.

I think you should post your "Chanson de Prévert" as a bonus, too. I don't think this would be happening without it.

decaturcomp
03-19-2013, 04:54 PM
man!
that's a brilliant version of a great tune. I'd never ever have the guts to try a Thompson song on the uke. You not only did it but you just killed!
Thanks so much for this. I loved it.


Here's a bonus track. This is "Al Bowlly's in Heaven" by Richard Thompson.

Dougf
03-19-2013, 04:57 PM
I guess it's not really ABOUT music, but it does discuss what elements are needed for the perfect Country & Western song...

http://youtu.be/f1Nl6exjbTg

Such a great song, plenty of references to singers, and songs, and stuff about trains. :)

You pulled that off big-time, Joko, that's how that song is 'spose to be done.

GinnyT11
03-19-2013, 04:59 PM
I'm going to go back to this style of commenting again, if I'm not overwhelmed by songs.
I've noted the entries, but not all the bonuses. Forgive me if I've missed any.


pabrizzer - Music - A familiar song can bring back an event or an era faster than anything except maybe an aroma. Music is critical in our memories. Nice writing.

Dave Wave - Do not ask a woman to stop singing if she wants to sing. That way heartache lies...
I've not heard a diesel engine that could sing like Patsy Cline, but it's a great image. Now, will you turn to the organ there and play Whiter Shade of Pale?

xommen - Piano Man - I love this song and your voice is great on it, especially the la la da part. Cool.

chrimess - The further we stretch - I had a hard time hearing this, Christian.

ukeydave - Nice multitracking, and I like the "bass." Interesting to hear it at a slow tempo.

the ukelites - Music to Watch Girls go by - I remember when this song came out. It wasn't this sexy and club-like, though. Nice vocal support by Steffen.
Killing Me Softly may be the best thing you've done that I've seen. It is stunning.

Shady Wilbury - Listening to Levon - I don't know this song. Your strumming was nicely balanced with your voice. I like the key change.

PatriciaPDX - A Song for You - Was this later in Karen Carpenter's life? It sounds sad and haunted, even if the lyrics say you're singing for someone you love. Though I know you did it for an effect, I like your videos in color better.

GaryC1968 - Piano Man altered - Very clever, sir! It seems you know about this from personal experience. You're not afraid of 6 strings now, are you? Laughter to amazement...that's what you want in a reaction to your playing, not the other way around.

Peewee - RAMOanyS - It IS pretty meta—either that or it's like the mirror scene in "Lady from Shanghai."

Mike-on-Uke - A Summer Song - This is absolutely lovely! The playing and singing and family feeling is great. I hope you'll also record an entry for this week and many future weeks, as your performance is top-notch.

Frisbee Fred - Old Time Rock 'n Roll - You bet, that's what I like too. (As Billy Joel sings, "Hot funk, cool punk, even if it's old junk, it's still rock 'n roll to me.") Nice picking. Did you make the uke?

BillMo - Your Song - Great choice! You played it sweetly and gently, which made it touching. Hope to see your entries often here.

MrEWorm - I Hear America Singing - A very nice sentiment of how songs shape our memories. I like your strumming.

ksiegel - I Believe in Music - I'm so glad your finger is much better. I don't believe I've heard a low-g soprano; it's a nice sound. I think to be a real Mac Davis, you'd need to have a lot more hair, and have it be fluffy and curly. :)

TCK - American Pie - I heard this many times back in the day, and your fresh version was very engaging. You were deep in it yourself while playing. The 8-string gives it a lot of depth. Excellent.

Eugene - Don't Mean a Thing - Suuuuper! A wonderful take on a very swingy song. Nice presentation apart from great playing, too—your set designer gave you a nice backlight.

Ukeval - Chanson Douce - Douce et élégant. Excusez-moi maintenant, je deviens somnolent...

TheUkeBloke - My Song About Music - Yes, it's music that unifies people. Love how Superhero Ukulele can step in for the rescue (and to attract the girls!). Nice songwriting.

Barbablanca - Shaft of Sunlight - Beardless now! You look like you're performing in a modern-art museum. You use color so well when you set up your shots. Beautiful song about a dear friend. It's really something to be a shaft of sunlight for someone.

pabrizzer - Working on the Railroad - Nicely done! This uke lesson for Cha is really more for you than her, isn't it?

elmann - Grunge Song - Interesting minimalist look and very cool performance. The uke sounds like a Japanese samisen in the soft parts, and like the garage band down my street in the grunge parts.

Tootler - Geoff, this is a great number for you. A sad song of broken dreams played with a brisk strum.

ukuleledaveey - Crazy words - Boy, those zany lyrics from the 1920s makes you wonder what people talked about when they weren't singing. Thanks for vo-de-oh-do-ing us. It's always good to see you play, but what are the changes in your studio...? A new, modern look?

peewee - Clementine - A challenging choice. I looked it up on songmeanings.net and someone had suggested it meant "I think he's saying sorry to Clementine because it's the damn millionth time someone has sung that song for her and it wasn't clever the first time."

Joko - You Never Called Me by Name - Great vocals and impressions in this c&w song, plus a broken heart and some jokes. There could have been something in there about your good dog running away.
Good luck in your new life in Thailand...of course you will still be stopping in here regularly, right?

uke4ia - I Ain't Got No Indie Cred - This is very funny, Jim. How can you be a has-been if you haven't been something to start with? By the way, how do you know about these piercings?

decaturcomp
03-19-2013, 05:02 PM
I love this song Brian. If this is corny I'll take a few bushels anytime. Terrifically well written with an economy of words that still pack a lot of meaning. And I really dig the melody and the progression of ideas through the verses.





Little bit corny I'm afraid but it was especially written for this season.
I'd like to make this my entry if you'll accept it Doug.
It doesn't have an intro but was written for this season.

Music - Pabrizzer

For the day of our birth
Sadness and mirth
For seasons four (galore?)
All that and more
Bring Christmas cheer
Sing the new year
Music the mortar of life

Lullaby a child
Calm the beast wild
March off to war
Everything more
Deity praise
Battlements raze
Music the chorus (essence?) of life

At end of life
A lowly played fife
Slowly played drum
Just like we begun
For everything done
There’s a tune to be sung
Music all through our life

Dougf
03-19-2013, 05:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VagTKP7e7PM

This is an original song of mine called "Indie Cred". This is one of my favorite songs to play live.

Lyrics:

I ain't got no indie cred
I never thought to shave my head
This little song will have to stand or fall all on its own
I never swore off melody or dissed Veruca Salt
There'll be no Unplugged album filled with outtakes from the vault

I ain't got no indie cred
Alt-Rock won't care when I'm dead
No Sub Pop compilation and no midnight movie cult
And when all living memory of this song has disappeared
Will I look back on these days and dare to use the word "career"?

When I'm working part-time in a Walmart
For every dime that I can scrounge
To tide me over till the weekend gig
In the house band at the Horseshoe Lounge
Then will I wish I'd honed an image, sneered, and picked some fights?
Or whine about my glory days and drink away my nights?
Will I find some loser worse than me hanging round some bar
To stroke my ego, buy me beers, and say I was a star?

I ain't got no indie cred
Will I miss it when I'm dead
When I'm there in Heaven's cutout bin, marked down for all time?
When my life flashes before me, will I want one last chance back
To have my scrotum pierced or maybe do a little smack?

I ain't got no indie cred
So I wrote this song instead

A trip to the other side of music, brilliant Jim. There's some pain in this song, but I think the last line brings a sort of victory.

Dougf
03-19-2013, 05:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfJVrZ36yZ4

Here's a bonus track. This is "Al Bowlly's in Heaven" by Richard Thompson.

Weegingayin first introduced me to this one, a great fit for this theme. I like how it moves between major and minor, and there's some stuff going on with the lyrics that must have some real history to them.

Dougf
03-19-2013, 05:11 PM
Right- sometimes the reason we play a song is far more important than the finished product...so pull up a chair.
A few years back, my wife said to me "I want to learn the banjo". In the interest of keeping this short, she got an ukulele instead. Turns out that I could figure out chord charts faster than she could, so I always took her uke away to show her the chords, and soon had one (OK- many) for myself.
This was the first song she learned...it is a from a movie where the main character plays a banjo, which is why she wanted one in the first place.
Then this fellow Butterflybandito named Eugene Ukulele posted a video I LOVED. "When you wore a tulip"...it was not so much that I figured I could do anything near as well, just that I knew I could do it, so I posted a few videos. He inspired me and gave me the impetus to do this, so I did. I posted this song as my second one, without singing it.
This is number 139.
This road has been more fun than I could have ever imagined, I have met amazing people along the way and made great friends, and Doug, I thank you for finally giving us a reason to play this. Just for you we have thrown in a few classical Cloverdale Couple screw ups...sigh
But we love this song.
Always will. Hope y'all do to
A sing-a-long-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zblVCJVCvBs&feature=youtu.be
Cheers- The Cloverdale Kid

Such a great feeling with this, you guys really captured it. Yeah, sing out!

frisbee fred
03-19-2013, 05:47 PM
Right- sometimes the reason we play a song is far more important than the finished product...so pull up a chair.
A few years back, my wife said to me "I want to learn the banjo". In the interest of keeping this short, she got an ukulele instead. Turns out that I could figure out chord charts faster than she could, so I always took her uke away to show her the chords, and soon had one (OK- many) for myself.
This was the first song she learned...it is a from a movie where the main character plays a banjo, which is why she wanted one in the first place.
Then this fellow Butterflybandito named Eugene Ukulele posted a video I LOVED. "When you wore a tulip"...it was not so much that I figured I could do anything near as well, just that I knew I could do it, so I posted a few videos. He inspired me and gave me the impetus to do this, so I did. I posted this song as my second one, without singing it.
This is number 139.
This road has been more fun than I could have ever imagined, I have met amazing people along the way and made great friends, and Doug, I thank you for finally giving us a reason to play this. Just for you we have thrown in a few classical Cloverdale Couple screw ups...sigh
But we love this song.
Always will. Hope y'all do to
A sing-a-long-

Cheers- The Cloverdale Kid

TCK - I had a smile on my face the whole time. It's great that you two can play together like that :)

frisbee fred
03-19-2013, 05:51 PM
GT311 - "Did you make the uke?"

Yes, it's a tenor wolfelele I made back in October from a kit. I keep it in my office so I can play whenever I wish. I enjoyed playing something I made so much I made 4 soprano wolfelele kit ukes for my wife and three kids for Christmas presents. Everybody's playing now. Whenever my two oldest are back from college we get together for "uke-a-thon" sessions.

peewee
03-19-2013, 06:48 PM
Yeah, talk about meta. That is a really cool song. Looks like some pretty tricky changes, too.

I think you should post your "Chanson de Prévert" as a bonus, too. I don't think this would be happening without it.

Your wish is my command!


http://youtu.be/gWCgozV3oHc

Chanson de Prevert Bonus!

here's a surprisingly good translation of the lyrics:
http://lyricstranslate.com/en/la-chanson-de-pr%C3%A9vert-pr%C3%A9verts-song.html

Ukeval
03-19-2013, 07:56 PM
Nice bonus Peewee !!! ;-) Excellent singing and french (but we already know your french is perfect)

decaturcomp
03-19-2013, 09:20 PM
Uke4ia's Indie Cred!

There may be no Sub Pop compilation but we'll flock down to your You Tube Station (at midnight).


I may still have some issues of Sub Pop when it was only a cassette only compilation magazine. Was Bruce Pavitt the guy who started it maybe?


"This is an original song of mine called "Indie Cred". This is one of my favorite songs to play live."

decaturcomp
03-19-2013, 09:29 PM
Very cool! What a great tune. Loved the sound you got there I didn't remember this one somehow. So, thanks for the remindery, too.


Here's an Elliott Smith tune about Clementine, and called Clementine.
I never got to see Mr Smith play, despite multiple opportunities, and I now regret it. He was quite a songwriter.
Here it is, on a baritone, as I couldn't face translating the tab and the weird tuning to GCEA. It's a mess, sorry.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXZ64SG1Wqw

Here's what he sounded like doing this song:
http://youtu.be/1WudLQUaEk8

oh, and I guess this should be the entry, and R.A.M.O.N.E.S should be a bonus?

and if anyone else wants to try ES's songs: http://www.sweetadeline.net/tabs.html

xommen
03-20-2013, 05:15 AM
And a bonus that I thought would have been done by somebody else by now ;): Leonard Cohen - Halleluja

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMTuSS78XdQ&feature=youtu.be

peewee
03-20-2013, 05:48 AM
Nice bonus Peewee !!! ;-) Excellent singing and french (but we already know your french is perfect)

Val, My French is far from perfect, but it's a few notches up from my uke skills. I wish I had been able to play the riffy bits from the intro throughout the song, thanks for the compliment.

UkeyDave
03-20-2013, 06:16 AM
Right- sometimes the reason we play a song is far more important than the finished product...so pull up a chair.
A few years back, my wife said to me "I want to learn the banjo". In the interest of keeping this short, she got an ukulele instead. Turns out that I could figure out chord charts faster than she could, so I always took her uke away to show her the chords, and soon had one (OK- many) for myself.
This was the first song she learned...it is a from a movie where the main character plays a banjo, which is why she wanted one in the first place.
Then this fellow Butterflybandito named Eugene Ukulele posted a video I LOVED. "When you wore a tulip"...it was not so much that I figured I could do anything near as well, just that I knew I could do it, so I posted a few videos. He inspired me and gave me the impetus to do this, so I did. I posted this song as my second one, without singing it.
This is number 139.
This road has been more fun than I could have ever imagined, I have met amazing people along the way and made great friends, and Doug, I thank you for finally giving us a reason to play this. Just for you we have thrown in a few classical Cloverdale Couple screw ups...sigh
But we love this song.
Always will. Hope y'all do to
A sing-a-long-
Cheers- The Cloverdale Kid

Well, Mel and Dave brightened my day YET AGAIN. Great stuff. You can feel the love oozing out of the screen. I truly love your collaborations. :music:

elmann
03-20-2013, 07:44 AM
Detected the Song Songs, about all kind of songs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1oTMu6Zt6E

Somebody's triggered? :)

redpaul1
03-20-2013, 07:51 AM
Here's one I thought would be a natural candidate for this week's season. Apologies in advance. Someone who really knows this one should tackle it!


http://youtu.be/DPD9jLLDBzk

wee_ginga_yin
03-20-2013, 09:19 AM
Here is a bonus from a while back Incomplete tower of song by Leonard Cohen.
Just got back from Israel. Got out before Obama got in (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ts3a-y_64M)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyfneyXB0og

DWitt
03-20-2013, 10:01 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSa9lxmBdjU

The Buck Starts Here

(Buck Owens, that is. And please don't ask which Hank.)

Some great songwriting from Robbie Fulks, from his album, Country Love Songs. I'm playing this with just C F and G7 chords, except the very ending (which I messed up), which is Am--F--F7--C.

---

I never knew this place had so much empty space
Until tonight, when you walked right out the door
And so I walked to our bedside and pulled out that 45
That laid for years behind our chest of drawers.

At first, it looked too worn to play, the label all but washed away
Then I made out the name of my old friend
Thirty years, and a scratch or two, but when the needle hit the groove
I knew it was crying time again.

The Buck starts here
With Hank sure to follow
Turn him up loud and clear
He's singing my sorrow
Let the sad songs roll on
Through a house filled with tears
Where the good times is gone
The Buck starts here.

The people in the house next door think I'm tearing up the floor
It's half past four, my lights are burning bright
But this occasion's no big deal: it's just some boys from Bakersfield
Who came around to help me through the night.

frisbee fred
03-20-2013, 10:07 AM
DWitt - really nice vocals on that song.

DWitt
03-20-2013, 11:18 AM
Thanks, Fred!

I've also got a bonus: Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs4Lzyx32Ig

I uploaded my first YouTube video a year ago Monday—it was a video of me singing my daughter to sleep with this song. A year later, here we are again.

The theme this week came along just in time. I was considering doing this song and thought "wasn't that about a year ago?" and checked, and yes it was!

DWitt
03-20-2013, 11:19 AM
Here's the original one, from last year (a bonus bonus):


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

Raygf
03-20-2013, 11:51 AM
Here's the original one:


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

WINNER!!!! Hands down!!! End of story!!! Say Goodnight Gracie!!!!

uke4ia
03-20-2013, 12:04 PM
Great. Now with xommen and DWitt having posted "Hallelujah", I feel guilty that I've been working on a video
with my alternate set of lyrics, "I'm Sick of 'Hallelujah'". I'll probably still post it, but I'll feel guilty about it.

xommen
03-20-2013, 12:18 PM
You gotta do what you gotta do, you made me curious anyway ;).

FiL
03-20-2013, 12:30 PM
Hey's my official entry for Season 57: John Wesley Harding's "Top of the Bottom", a cautionary tale for anyone looking at singer-songwritering as a career, and possibly the only song I will ever sing that contains the words "necrophilia"and "abbatoir".


http://youtu.be/8nhvTP-x99Q

- FiL

decaturcomp
03-20-2013, 12:37 PM
A Bonus, Gillian Welch cover:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3PsDJaOEtk

ChaosToo
03-20-2013, 12:38 PM
WINNER!!!! Hands down!!! End of story!!! Say Goodnight Gracie!!!!

What he said! :D

FiL
03-20-2013, 12:46 PM
A bonus from Neil Young, "The Old Country Waltz". I've often wondered if the titular song was "The Tennessee Waltz".


http://youtu.be/3JfRw8WpNrk

- FiL

DWitt
03-20-2013, 12:49 PM
Great. Now with xommen and DWitt having posted "Hallelujah", I feel guilty that I've been working on a video
with my alternate set of lyrics, "I'm Sick of 'Hallelujah'". I'll probably still post it, but I'll feel guilty about it.

I'm sympathetic, FWIW. I loved the song as a Leonard Cohen song. Then I loved Buckley's version when I heard it in Basquiat. And then at some point I noticed that suddenly everyone knew it and it was everywhere and they were doing awful things to it on American Idol and so on.

decaturcomp
03-20-2013, 12:57 PM
I think it's a great song, too. I usually get Cohen's stuff when it comes out but I'd missed it and first heard this from John Cale (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEOZLQ3d1FI) on his now MIA live record Fragments of a Rainy Season. He reprised the cover on I'm Your Fan an LC tribute record. I still like it as far as the many covers go.


I'm sympathetic, FWIW. I loved the song as a Leonard Cohen song. Then I loved Buckley's version when I heard it in Basquiat. And then at some point I noticed that suddenly everyone knew it and it was everywhere and they were doing awful things to it on American Idol and so on.

lakesideglenn
03-20-2013, 02:11 PM
I gotta problem here...not just with this thread but ukes in general.

Why are these 8 string and six string instruments called ukuleles?

Can a tenor guitar be called a "long neck baritone uke" or a super baritone uke?...

Just wondering and venting. Had a rough day!

Don't mean to disrespect the post or get off on a tangent...great stuff!

GaryC1968
03-20-2013, 02:17 PM
I gotta problem here...not just with this thread but ukes in general.

Why are these 8 string and six string instruments called ukuleles?

Can a tenor guitar be called a "long neck baritone uke" or a super baritone uke?...

Just wondering and venting. Had a rough day!

Because. Now go to your room. ;)

Hochapeafarm
03-20-2013, 02:18 PM
Hi there, Dougf and Seasonistas! So, I missed Season 56, but I am back (my second time on the Seasons!) for Season 57! Thanks so much, Dougf, for hosting this fun season -- and the prizes look amazing! I had a hard time trying to come up with a song -- thought of a bunch of different ones, but didn't think I could pull any of them off. Anyhow, here's my *attempt* at a favorite of mine from WAY back...like 1976! I heard this song constantly one summer at the pool and I couldn't get enough of it -- here goes my cover of "Silly Love Songs" by Paul McCartney and Wings! Hope you like it! :-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yOz33wsH-E

lakesideglenn
03-20-2013, 02:30 PM
Because. Now go to your room. ;)

Point taken...sorry all, bad day!

( but can a tenor guitar be a super baritone uke???)

redpaul1
03-20-2013, 02:31 PM
Hi there, Dougf and Seasonistas! So, I missed Season 56, but I am back (my second time on the Seasons!) for Season 57! Thanks so much, Dougf, for hosting this fun season -- and the prizes look amazing! I had a hard time trying to come up with a song -- thought of a bunch of different ones, but didn't think I could pull any of them off. Anyhow, here's my *attempt* at a favorite of mine from WAY back...like 1976! I heard this song constantly one summer at the pool and I couldn't get enough of it -- here goes my cover of "Silly Love Songs" by Paul McCartney and Wings! Hope you like it! :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yOz33wsH-E

1234
Sweet!

Hochapeafarm
03-20-2013, 02:35 PM
Thanks so much, redpaul1! :-)


1234
Sweet!

uke4ia
03-20-2013, 03:21 PM
( but can a tenor guitar be a super baritone uke???)

Tenor Guitar is the mild-mannered alter ego. Then it hops into a handy uke case, puts on its capo, and shows up as Super Baritone Uke to save the day!

Dan Uke
03-20-2013, 05:59 PM
I changed a few words, can you guess which one? Go Celtics!!


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

thesillydave
03-20-2013, 08:02 PM
here's my little entry...


http://youtu.be/XvI1N5woQ3E

pabrizzer
03-20-2013, 09:17 PM
Bonus track
Love and War by Neil Young - sort of an introspective on himself about his own songs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9UMatvsQzk

austin1
03-20-2013, 10:38 PM
I've started filming my entry! It is by far the most involved video I've ever done for the seasons, but I am absolutely loving this week!

elmann
03-20-2013, 11:52 PM
thesillydave> sultans of swing

Sometimes I think, certain songs not really work on ukes ... and then appear those fine things.
Great strum and nicely sung, Dave!

decaturcomp
03-21-2013, 02:51 AM
Thanks to Brian for "Love and War"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knj8qOXdQuI

filipinouker
03-21-2013, 02:53 AM
A Joe Raposo song (1972).
Because of the meaning of the song, I was determined to sing/play this in one take and not ruin the whole of my husband's holiday :D

So here it is:-

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

frisbee fred
03-21-2013, 03:07 AM
Hey's my official entry for Season 57: John Wesley Harding's "Top of the Bottom", a cautionary tale for anyone looking at singer-songwritering as a career, and possibly the only song I will ever sing that contains the words "necrophilia"and "abbatoir".

- FiL

There is so much about that song and performance that I really like. Thanks for that, Fil.

frisbee fred
03-21-2013, 03:15 AM
Hi there, Dougf and Seasonistas! So, I missed Season 56, but I am back (my second time on the Seasons!) for Season 57! Thanks so much, Dougf, for hosting this fun season -- and the prizes look amazing! I had a hard time trying to come up with a song -- thought of a bunch of different ones, but didn't think I could pull any of them off. Anyhow, here's my *attempt* at a favorite of mine from WAY back...like 1976! I heard this song constantly one summer at the pool and I couldn't get enough of it -- here goes my cover of "Silly Love Songs" by Paul McCartney and Wings! Hope you like it! :-)



I remember hearing this song a lot on the radio that year - though clearly I was only 18 months old :old:

I like watching videos when the person has as much fun with it as you clearly did. Nice job.

ff

FiL
03-21-2013, 03:15 AM
There is so much about that song and performance that I really like. Thanks for that, Fil.

Thanks, Fred! It's a fun song that I rarely have the opportunity to play. Thanks to Doug for giving me a reason.

- FiL

frisbee fred
03-21-2013, 03:23 AM
I changed a few words, can you guess which one? Go Celtics!!



Ok, that was awesome. I particularly like watching good players like you because I learn from it. Just a suggestion, next time you do a video try to get more of the uke and your hands in the video so we can see you play it!

And I'm a huge Celtics fan as well. The should have won that game against the Heat the night before last.......

ff

decaturcomp
03-21-2013, 03:25 AM
This made me cry like a ... well, like a grown man who is really moved by a heartfelt song that is very well sung.


Bonus track
Love and War by Neil Young - sort of an introspective on himself about his own songs.

frisbee fred
03-21-2013, 03:29 AM
here's my little entry...



I come in to work this morning and there are all of these great videos. Love how you did that song. If I close my eyes I can see the music video while you are singing.

frisbee fred
03-21-2013, 03:37 AM
Thanks to Brian for "Love and War"


I agree, and thank you for this one. A little Neil Young and Bob Marley to start the day......

Dougf
03-21-2013, 03:41 AM
Your wish is my command!

http://youtu.be/gWCgozV3oHc

Chanson de Prevert Bonus!

here's a surprisingly good translation of the lyrics:
http://lyricstranslate.com/en/la-chanson-de-pr%C3%A9vert-pr%C3%A9verts-song.html

Merci beaucoup, I really think this video is where the idea for this season started.

frisbee fred
03-21-2013, 03:41 AM
A Joe Raposo song (1972).
Because of the meaning of the song, I was determined to sing/play this in one take and not ruin the whole of my husband's holiday :D

So here it is:-


I think you get the UU Forum Dedication Award for doing videos while on vacation :-) Well done, and very fun!

Dougf
03-21-2013, 03:46 AM
And a bonus that I thought would have been done by somebody else by now ;): Leonard Cohen - Halleluja
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMTuSS78XdQ

Thanks, Wim, glad you got the ball rolling on this one. :)

Dougf
03-21-2013, 03:49 AM
Here's one I thought would be a natural candidate for this week's season. Apologies in advance. Someone who really knows this one should tackle it!

http://youtu.be/DPD9jLLDBzk

Thanks for bringing this to the table, I think it's the quintessential "song about a song".

Dougf
03-21-2013, 03:50 AM
Detected the Song Songs, about all kind of songs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1oTMu6Zt6E

Somebody's triggered? :)

Thanks for posting, great stuff.

Dougf
03-21-2013, 03:53 AM
Here is a bonus from a while back Incomplete tower of song by Leonard Cohen.
Just got back from Israel. Got out before Obama got in (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ts3a-y_64M)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyfneyXB0og

That's a masterpiece, Rob, thanks for posting. And looking forward to some footage from Israel.

Dougf
03-21-2013, 03:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSa9lxmBdjU

The Buck Starts Here

(Buck Owens, that is. And please don't ask which Hank.)

Some great songwriting from Robbie Fulks, from his album, Country Love Songs. I'm playing this with just C F and G7 chords, except the very ending (which I messed up), which is Am--F--F7--C.

---

I never knew this place had so much empty space
Until tonight, when you walked right out the door
And so I walked to our bedside and pulled out that 45
That laid for years behind our chest of drawers.

At first, it looked too worn to play, the label all but washed away
Then I made out the name of my old friend
Thirty years, and a scratch or two, but when the needle hit the groove
I knew it was crying time again.

The Buck starts here
With Hank sure to follow
Turn him up loud and clear
He's singing my sorrow
Let the sad songs roll on
Through a house filled with tears
Where the good times is gone
The Buck starts here.

The people in the house next door think I'm tearing up the floor
It's half past four, my lights are burning bright
But this occasion's no big deal: it's just some boys from Bakersfield
Who came around to help me through the night.

Great song, great singing, especially those high parts.

Dougf
03-21-2013, 04:00 AM
Thanks, Fred!

I've also got a bonus: Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs4Lzyx32Ig

I uploaded my first YouTube video a year ago Monday—it was a video of me singing my daughter to sleep with this song. A year later, here we are again.

The theme this week came along just in time. I was considering doing this song and thought "wasn't that about a year ago?" and checked, and yes it was!

Just great, looked like she was about to nod off at least two or three times there.

Dougf
03-21-2013, 04:04 AM
Here's the original one, from last year (a bonus bonus):

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

So sweet, talk about your secret chords!

When my son was about that age I found that U2's "Joshua Tree" usually did the trick, with the volume cranked. He'd be out before "Where the Streets Have No Name" was finished.

Dougf
03-21-2013, 04:07 AM
Hey's my official entry for Season 57: John Wesley Harding's "Top of the Bottom", a cautionary tale for anyone looking at singer-songwritering as a career, and possibly the only song I will ever sing that contains the words "necrophilia"and "abbatoir".

http://youtu.be/8nhvTP-x99Q

- FiL

Way to go FiL, you had me in total suspense waiting for that harp solo, great stuff.

Dougf
03-21-2013, 04:08 AM
A Bonus, Gillian Welch cover:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3PsDJaOEtk

Great interpretation, Alan, really nice vocals.

Dougf
03-21-2013, 04:12 AM
A bonus from Neil Young, "The Old Country Waltz". I've often wondered if the titular song was "The Tennessee Waltz".

http://youtu.be/3JfRw8WpNrk

- FiL

Can't go wrong with Neil Young, thanks FiL. Any chance you'll also do "Tennessee Waltz"? :)

Dougf
03-21-2013, 04:20 AM
Hi there, Dougf and Seasonistas! So, I missed Season 56, but I am back (my second time on the Seasons!) for Season 57! Thanks so much, Dougf, for hosting this fun season -- and the prizes look amazing! I had a hard time trying to come up with a song -- thought of a bunch of different ones, but didn't think I could pull any of them off. Anyhow, here's my *attempt* at a favorite of mine from WAY back...like 1976! I heard this song constantly one summer at the pool and I couldn't get enough of it -- here goes my cover of "Silly Love Songs" by Paul McCartney and Wings! Hope you like it! :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yOz33wsH-E

Well done, Chelle, brought back memories for me too.

Dougf
03-21-2013, 04:22 AM
I changed a few words, can you guess which one? Go Celtics!!

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

Really nice, Daniel, well done with the chord melody in the middle.

Dougf
03-21-2013, 04:26 AM
here's my little entry...

http://youtu.be/XvI1N5woQ3E

Great choice, Dave, your vocals really evoke the nightclub scene.

Dougf
03-21-2013, 04:30 AM
Bonus track
Love and War by Neil Young - sort of an introspective on himself about his own songs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9UMatvsQzk

Some pretty heavy stuff, great interpretation.

Dan Uke
03-21-2013, 04:30 AM
Ok, that was awesome. I particularly like watching good players like you because I learn from it. Just a suggestion, next time you do a video try to get more of the uke and your hands in the video so we can see you play it!

And I'm a huge Celtics fan as well. The should have won that game against the Heat the night before last.......

ff

Here's the tab for the instrumental...Changed it up a bit but this should work!! They'll beat the Heat in the playoffs!!

50595

Dougf
03-21-2013, 04:32 AM
Thanks to Brian for "Love and War"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knj8qOXdQuI

And another great interpretation. This is one of the things that so great about the seasons, people inspiring others.

Dougf
03-21-2013, 04:36 AM
A Joe Raposo song (1972).
Because of the meaning of the song, I was determined to sing/play this in one take and not ruin the whole of my husband's holiday :D

So here it is:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFTqdZufAkM

You certainly don't need to worry whether it's good enough, it's fabulous! Thanks for sharing your holiday with us.

redpaul1
03-21-2013, 05:42 AM
Wow! I'm on Fire & Born To Run!

http://youtu.be/JQIgWVWq79k

redpaul1
03-21-2013, 05:57 AM
This was actually going to be my official entry. It's a song about music in general rather than any particular song. My favourite song by my favourite group. This was an acoustic run-through before I cranked up the amps for the full Strummer effect, but in the end I preferred this one (YMMV).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cmHCxfsY7A

Edit: In response to Tootler's comment, I've gone back to the original to see if I can enhance the audio. Turns out I can, so I'll be posting the audio-enhanced version asap.

Tootler
03-21-2013, 06:13 AM
This was actually going to be my official entry. It's a song about music in general rather than any particular song. My favourite song by my favourite group. This was an acoustic run-through before I cranked up the amps for the full Strummer effect, but in the end I preferred this one (YMMV).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cmHCxfsY7A

This is very quiet. I could barely hear it, even with the volume turned up to 11 :(

Tootler
03-21-2013, 06:17 AM
I really love early Dylan. IMO that was when he was at his best. I was going through a few songs when I realised that Mr Tambourine Man fitted this weeks theme perfectly so I didn't need much more of an excuse to record it.


http://youtu.be/H635NjYkku0

redpaul1
03-21-2013, 06:48 AM
This is very quiet. I could barely hear it, even with the volume turned up to 11 :(

Sorry about that. It was recorded about 3 in the morning, hence the low input originally. It does play OK on my laptop, but I do have a couple of small desktop speakers. You can check out the electric version if you like - that's definitely louder!!

Your comment does explain though why YT is asking if I'd like to add some music to this video - I was beginning to think they were critics now as well as content providers!!

Edit: I've just gone back into iMovie & discovered I can boost the audio using a feature called 'Normalisation' - it definitely makes it louder, but also slightly hissy. Have a listen once it's uploaded & let me know what you think.

peewee
03-21-2013, 07:32 AM
This is perfect timing (after Tootler's Tambourine Man) for a bit of Agit Prop from the Blue Collar Cerebral Punkers from the port of San Pedro..Here is a hasty and messy version of the Minutemen's "Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs"

http://youtu.be/M60XLRd1yko

I clearly don't have the D. Boon rhythm thing down, but at least it's short.

Here's the minutemen track, much more compelling:http://youtu.be/V9EFGb5sgGo

frisbee fred
03-21-2013, 09:12 AM
I really love early Dylan. IMO that was when he was at his best. I was going through a few songs when I realised that Mr Tambourine Man fitted this weeks theme perfectly so I didn't need much more of an excuse to record it.


Dylan is in the house! Really nice job. I'm impressed by you guys that can play the harmonica and the uke at the same time. Now if you can sing at the same time while playing the harmonica and playing the uke.......

Hochapeafarm
03-21-2013, 09:20 AM
Thank you so much, frisbee fred! :-) I did have fun learning this one and it brought back some fond memories of childhood summer days at the neighborhood pool with friends! :-)


I remember hearing this song a lot on the radio that year - though clearly I was only 18 months old :old:

I like watching videos when the person has as much fun with it as you clearly did. Nice job.

ff

jamz
03-21-2013, 09:29 AM
OK, I've always loved this song, so look past the singing and playing and general goofiness. I am entirely embarassed, but I also do not care. It's a song about the greatest and best song in the world!

This originally sounded great with the Eleuke Peanut and a little distorted amp, but I unfortunately toasted my Peanut by putting the battery in backwards two days ago. :(


Tenacious D: Tribute


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qnI8nruiyI&feature=youtu.be

decaturcomp
03-21-2013, 10:06 AM
if you haven't seen Tina's coverage of the whole first year of the seasons, you WANT to go HERE (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?78484-EOY-Extravaganza-THE-VIDEO!!) right away!


Just sayin', 's awesomesauce!

redpaul1
03-21-2013, 10:21 AM
This is very quiet. I could barely hear it, even with the volume turned up to 11 :(

Sorry about that. It was recorded about 3 in the morning, hence the low input originally. It does play OK on my laptop, but I do have a couple of small desktop speakers. You can check out the electric version if you like - that's definitely louder!!

Your comment does explain though why YT is asking if I'd like to add some music to this video - I was beginning to think they were critics now as well as content providers!!

Edit: I've just gone back into iMovie & discovered I can boost the audio using a feature called 'Normalisation' - it definitely makes it louder, but also slightly hissy. Have a listen once it's uploaded & let me know what you think.
Here you go:


http://youtu.be/5plkMSvTtTw

frisbee fred
03-21-2013, 10:26 AM
OK, I've always loved this song, so look past the singing and playing and general goofiness. I am entirely embarassed, but I also do not care. It's a song about the greatest and best song in the world!

This originally sounded great with the Eleuke Peanut and a little distorted amp, but I unfortunately toasted my Peanut by putting the battery in backwards two days ago. :(


Tenacious D: Tribute


Well done, JamZ :)

frisbee fred
03-21-2013, 10:50 AM
if you haven't seen Tina's coverage of the whole first year of the seasons, you WANT to go HERE (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?78484-EOY-Extravaganza-THE-VIDEO!!) right away!


Just sayin', 's awesomesauce!

I agree. That video is way beyond the call of duty and extremely entertaining. Everyone here should see it.

we tigers
03-21-2013, 11:17 AM
We butchered a Stevie Wonder song... Here's Sir (D)uke with added kazoo madness played on a kazoo won in Tootler's Rock 'n Roll season.


http://youtu.be/sl3AlDDBvVs

ChaosToo
03-21-2013, 12:16 PM
OK, I've always loved this song, so look past the singing and playing and general goofiness. I am entirely embarassed, but I also do not care. It's a song about the greatest and best song in the world!

This originally sounded great with the Eleuke Peanut and a little distorted amp, but I unfortunately toasted my Peanut by putting the battery in backwards two days ago. :(


Tenacious D: Tribute

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qnI8nruiyI&feature=youtu.be

Forget 'The Greatest Song in the World' - Jamz - that was THE greatest ukulele song in the world (tribute!). Abso-flippin'-lutely AWESOME performance! 'specially loving the 'I'm not doing the solo' bit and the fact that you just rocked it!

Would have been even more awesome if you'd thrown in the sign of the devil on the 'rock!' line - but just the best video I've seen mate! Classic! :D

Tootler
03-21-2013, 02:31 PM
Dylan is in the house! Really nice job. I'm impressed by you guys that can play the harmonica and the uke at the same time. Now if you can sing at the same time while playing the harmonica and playing the uke.......

Thanks. It's not really that much more difficult than singing and playing the uke at the same time once you have the melody sorted. I practice the two separately then put them together. Very useful as you can save yourself the trouble of multitracking.

uke4ia
03-21-2013, 03:10 PM
This was one of the songs I thought of that fitted this theme, although a little strange playing this on a uke, here is Pianoman by Billy Joel.


It may be a little strange but it works. I thought about doing Fairport Convention's "Come All Ye", which sings about all the instruments that the band members played. I didn't have the faith you did that it would work on a solo uke.

ukuLily Mars
03-21-2013, 03:23 PM
We butchered a Stevie Wonder song... Here's Sir (D)uke with added kazoo madness played on a kazoo won in Tootler's Rock 'n Roll season.


This is possibly the best thing I have ever seen. Ever! (Note to self: we should do a week of songs about hyperbole.)

When I lived in New York we had a birthday party for one of my friends at a restaurant on 56th & 9th and Stevie Wonder came in! He helped us sing "Happy Birthday!" Curiously, he was carrying a glockenspiel. (Okay, that last part is not true. But wouldn't that be awesome? He did sing "Happy Birthday" with us.)

twistedsoda
03-21-2013, 03:32 PM
I just walked through 2 feet of snow for 6 hours delivering the mail today. Thanks for rockin the D. This was awesome ! You put a big ukulele smile on my face!,
OK, I've always loved this song, so look past the singing and playing and general goofiness. I am entirely embarassed, but I also do not care. It's a song about the greatest and best song in the world!

This originally sounded great with the Eleuke Peanut and a little distorted amp, but I unfortunately toasted my Peanut by putting the battery in backwards two days ago. :(


Tenacious D: Tribute


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qnI8nruiyI&feature=youtu.be

max2173
03-21-2013, 04:20 PM
Hey guys, our entry. Only took us a few takes, usually takes about 30!


http://youtu.be/8-EhLX4jhqg

Hope you enjoy it!

frisbee fred
03-22-2013, 01:13 AM
Hey guys, our entry. Only took us a few takes, usually takes about 30!

Hope you enjoy it!

I did. Definite thumbs up.

ChaosToo
03-22-2013, 02:46 AM
I did. Definite thumbs up.

Me too - well done guys!!

ChaosToo
03-22-2013, 03:01 AM
OK - here's my effort! First time on the Seasons and all that....

Filmed in reverse on my iPhone, in case anyone thinks I'm left-handed or wear T-shirts with back to front writing! Plenty of fluffs, but I'm on nights tonight, so just wanted this thing done so I can go and get a few hours kip!

This is 29 X The Pain by a British band called 'The Wildhearts'.

I've included the lyrics to see how many 'musical' references you can all get..... :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llrlfb1kg-U


Here, sitting in my room,
With the Replacements and Husker Du
Like a rebel without a clue
And the Beatles and the Stones
Get to hang out with Ramones
And the Pistols shunning fame
As they sing the old refrain
Like they always will again
Like 29 times the pain

I see Starz
And the moon is Big and Black
It's a full sheer heart attack
And the Cheapest Trick of all
Is when I hear that London Call
I need something and I need it fast
I need Jason scorching past
I need to know they feel the same
Cos when they almost know my name
It's like 29 times the pain

Kiss my Heart
Like the Damned did from the start
Come on make me feel like me
SLF or BOC
Give me old, give me new,
Let me know you feel it too
Coz the sound of Twisted Girls
There's a brave new world
I'm up, how can I get down?
When I've got all my friends around
I can be there once again
Where you hiding Richie James?

It's like 29 times the Pain

strumsilly
03-22-2013, 03:07 AM
Here's one played on my "Gambler's special"
http://youtu.be/ZlgYqqCBxjw

Dougf
03-22-2013, 03:46 AM
Wow! I'm on Fire & Born To Run!
http://youtu.be/JQIgWVWq79k

Nice strumming on that little pocket uke.

Dougf
03-22-2013, 03:49 AM
This was actually going to be my official entry. It's a song about music in general rather than any particular song. My favourite song by my favourite group. This was an acoustic run-through before I cranked up the amps for the full Strummer effect, but in the end I preferred this one (YMMV).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cmHCxfsY7A

Edit: In response to Tootler's comment, I've gone back to the original to see if I can enhance the audio. Turns out I can, so I'll be posting the audio-enhanced version asap.

Good thing my speakers go to 11, lol. Actually wasn't too quiet, thanks for posting.

Dougf
03-22-2013, 03:54 AM
I really love early Dylan. IMO that was when he was at his best. I was going through a few songs when I realised that Mr Tambourine Man fitted this weeks theme perfectly so I didn't need much more of an excuse to record it.

http://youtu.be/H635NjYkku0

Nicely done, Geoff. I agree, those early Dylan songs were a hard act to follow, even for Bob Dylan.

Dougf
03-22-2013, 03:58 AM
This is perfect timing (after Tootler's Tambourine Man) for a bit of Agit Prop from the Blue Collar Cerebral Punkers from the port of San Pedro..Here is a hasty and messy version of the Minutemen's "Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs"
http://youtu.be/M60XLRd1yko

I clearly don't have the D. Boon rhythm thing down, but at least it's short.

Here's the minutemen track, much more compelling:http://youtu.be/V9EFGb5sgGo

I don't know about D. Boon, but that strum is killer.

Dougf
03-22-2013, 04:00 AM
OK, I've always loved this song, so look past the singing and playing and general goofiness. I am entirely embarassed, but I also do not care. It's a song about the greatest and best song in the world!

This originally sounded great with the Eleuke Peanut and a little distorted amp, but I unfortunately toasted my Peanut by putting the battery in backwards two days ago. :(


Tenacious D: Tribute

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qnI8nruiyI&feature=youtu.be

You nailed it, great performance.

Dougf
03-22-2013, 04:04 AM
We butchered a Stevie Wonder song... Here's Sir (D)uke with added kazoo madness played on a kazoo won in Tootler's Rock 'n Roll season.

http://youtu.be/sl3AlDDBvVs

Excellent, as always, and great choice, you can't go wrong with Stevie Wonder.

Dougf
03-22-2013, 04:06 AM
Hey guys, our entry. Only took us a few takes, usually takes about 30!

http://youtu.be/8-EhLX4jhqg

Hope you enjoy it!

Great little combo, guys, nice rhythm on the uke, and very impressive guitar chops.

Dougf
03-22-2013, 04:07 AM
OK - here's my effort! First time on the Seasons and all that....

Filmed in reverse on my iPhone, in case anyone thinks I'm left-handed or wear T-shirts with back to front writing! Plenty of fluffs, but I'm on nights tonight, so just wanted this thing done so I can go and get a few hours kip!

This is 29 X The Pain by a British band called 'The Wildhearts'.

I've included the lyrics to see how many 'musical' references you can all get..... :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llrlfb1kg-U


Here, sitting in my room,
With the Replacements and Husker Du
Like a rebel without a clue
And the Beatles and the Stones
Get to hang out with Ramones
And the Pistols shunning fame
As they sing the old refrain
Like they always will again
Like 29 times the pain

I see Starz
And the moon is Big and Black
It's a full sheer heart attack
And the Cheapest Trick of all
Is when I hear that London Call
I need something and I need it fast
I need Jason scorching past
I need to know they feel the same
Cos when they almost know my name
It's like 29 times the pain

Kiss my Heart
Like the Damned did from the start
Come on make me feel like me
SLF or BOC
Give me old, give me new,
Let me know you feel it too
Coz the sound of Twisted Girls
There's a brave new world
I'm up, how can I get down?
When I've got all my friends around
I can be there once again
Where you hiding Richie James?

It's like 29 times the Pain

Excellent seasons debut entry, thanks for posting, and hope to see more from you in future seasons.

Dougf
03-22-2013, 04:09 AM
Here's one played on my "Gambler's special"

http://youtu.be/ZlgYqqCBxjw

Excellent finger style, and nice little standing ovation you got there at the end. :)

frisbee fred
03-22-2013, 06:42 AM
OK - here's my effort! First time on the Seasons and all that....



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frisbee fred
03-22-2013, 06:46 AM
Here's one played on my "Gambler's special"

Excellent song and picking. Never heard that before. Yup, and Georgie is really cute too. Gave me an idea for a season where a pet has to be in the video.....

austin1
03-22-2013, 08:26 AM
Here's my entry! Holy crap this was by far the HARDEST (like woah) and most involved video I have ever attempted to do, but I hugely enjoyed myself. It was also my first time attempting 3-part harmonies! Hopefully I was successful?

Just a heads up, the bloopers contain some bad words.

For the record, I wanted to name my little sister Ariel and was very angry with my mom when she said no.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_dsUSmm0GM&feature=youtu.be

Thanks Doug for an awesome week!

GinnyT11
03-22-2013, 08:39 AM
Here's my entry! Holy crap this was by far the HARDEST (like woah) and most involved video I have ever attempted to do, but I hugely enjoyed myself. It was also my first time attempting 3-part harmonies! Hopefully I was successful?


Oh good! I'm the first to say how cool this was! Yes, the harmony works! :D

Muy fabuloso, Tina!!! Trop awesome!

decaturcomp
03-22-2013, 09:08 AM
"There are no words...I can use...because the meaning...will just be somewhat losed...and I couldn't stand...to have it be abused...but You_____you____have created the best video evar. SRSLY!" Twelve thumbs up.


Here's my entry! Holy crap this was by far the HARDEST (like woah) and most involved video I have ever attempted to do, but I hugely enjoyed myself. It was also my first time attempting 3-part harmonies! Hopefully I was successful?

Just a heads up, the bloopers contain some bad words.

For the record, I wanted to name my little sister Ariel and was very angry with my mom when she said no.


Thanks Doug for an awesome week!

J-Peg
03-22-2013, 09:49 AM
Here's my entry! Holy crap this was by far the HARDEST (like woah) and most involved video I have ever attempted to do, but I hugely enjoyed myself. It was also my first time attempting 3-part harmonies! Hopefully I was successful?

Just a heads up, the bloopers contain some bad words.

For the record, I wanted to name my little sister Ariel and was very angry with my mom when she said no.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_dsUSmm0GM&feature=youtu.be

Thanks Doug for an awesome week!

Totally awesome! Great harmony especially. If you hadn't told us I'd never guessed it was your first time.

frisbee fred
03-22-2013, 10:10 AM
Here's my entry! Holy crap this was by far the HARDEST (like woah) and most involved video I have ever attempted to do, but I hugely enjoyed myself. It was also my first time attempting 3-part harmonies! Hopefully I was successful?

Just a heads up, the bloopers contain some bad words.

For the record, I wanted to name my little sister Ariel and was very angry with my mom when she said no.

Thanks Doug for an awesome week!

That was sooooo cool. I think my favorite part was "oh, Dear". My two girls are in college now but when they were little I saw that movie 813 times. Love your version of the song. You set a high bar with your videos :worship:

decaturcomp
03-22-2013, 12:00 PM
the allegory of the cave demonstrated using a kitty climbing structure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRGAoNB-iRg
a weird little bonus (if even that)

xommen
03-22-2013, 12:04 PM
Nongdam (Dan Uke) suggested this one for me, and I don't know how I did not connect this one to this season. Would like to see his version too though as his playing is so much better then mine. I added some bass, shaker and extra vocals in Garageband.

http://youtu.be/WqqOtctQ9PE

Dan Uke
03-22-2013, 12:20 PM
Nogdam (Dan Uke) suggested this one for me, and I don't know how I did not connect this one to this season. Would like to see his version too though as his playing is so much better then mine. I added some bass, shaker and extra vocals in Garageband.

You're the U2 guy!! Nothing like Psalms 40..gonna try another Christian song for a bonus if I have time as I need to watch the entries first. I didn't realize there were so many...Great theme Doug.