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GinnyT11
03-30-2013, 04:34 PM
"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish
something stand in the way of your doing it.
The time will pass anyway; we might just as well
put that passing time to the best possible use."
So let's get to uking...



Season 59 will loft us musically into a new time continuum. This week's challenge is to submit a song with TIME in the TITLE, in one of these ways:

1. The word "time" as meaning the progression of time
>No Go: time meaning an event (e.g., This Will Be the Last Time, Three Times a Lady)

2. Words referring to progress of existence—minute, hour, day, etc., + today, tomorrow, yesterday
>No Go: these words not referring to time (e.g., Daydream Believer)

3. Clock time reference (e.g., Five o'clock World, 8:16 A.M.)

4. Time as part of the day (e.g., Tequila Sunrise; Angel of the Morning; Afternoon Delight; Hurry, Sundown; Midnight at the Oasis)

Note: If someone posts the song you're working on, please enter it anyway! Each rendition is worthwhile and is welcome.


GUIDELINES
—Entry must be a new video in which you say somewhere that it's for the 59th Season.
—Ukulele is primary instrument; additional instruments are okay.
—Multi-tracking, special effects, back-up dancers, explosions—all are okay!
—No posting before Sunday, March 31, U.S. time.
—Ends April 7 at midnight Hawaii time.


BONUS ENTRIES
Bonuses are welcome, but only a couple per person, please, not a boatload! I'll try to comment on them all.

"JUDGING"
I will copy DougF's system and choose one subjective favorite, then pull two names from a hat.

PRIZES
The three "winners" will each get a 12" x 16" paper copy of this poster.
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NOTE TO WANNA-JOINS...
Don't be intimidated because some Seasonistas play really well and you may not yet.
If you ask any of them, you'll probably hear that learning songs for these challenges has seriously boosted their performances. Leave your qualms at the door and play a song for us! There's no down side.

~Your friend, Ginny


ENTRIES (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?feature=edit_ok&list=PL9BbtugDPwVMSIt-JyzX7mvk8flM3cCWT)

BONUSES (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9BbtugDPwVMXy9YlFXDzWtdd9Ji-LFQe&feature=view_all)

ukuLily Mars
03-30-2013, 04:40 PM
Yay! Party at Ginny's (virtually speaking), everybody! This will be a fun theme.

The Ukelites
03-30-2013, 08:08 PM
Another brilliant theme, Ginny!!:D Tons of songs to play!
Unfortunately we recorded the perfect song for this season two weeks ago. So we put it here as a bonus and hope someone else does it as official entry. If anyone is interested in our chord sheet, just Pm us. Happy Easter!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQzctlrH4SA

Frax
03-30-2013, 08:39 PM
So cool stuff Ginny here ! Awesome idea.
the Ukelites ---> Delightful, I soooo loved it, a terrific rendition of a great song !!! Thanks !

Frax
03-30-2013, 09:39 PM
Great pabrizzer... Lots of emotions... I really enjoyed it.

erivel
03-30-2013, 11:37 PM
Shhhh...speaking of time, it's 2:30 in the morning. Everyone is asleep, so I had to do this one really quietly...


http://youtu.be/0C6Hvbd-AQ0

TCK
03-30-2013, 11:46 PM
So it is 2:30 in the morning, and I have some 35 songs I want to play this week...
If a title has the word "Again". and that again references time in as much as it refers to doing something repeatedly...does it work?
If not, I have others. Lots of others.
Great theme for sure!

erivel
03-30-2013, 11:47 PM
Dave, what are you doing up? :)

TCK
03-31-2013, 12:01 AM
Saw Billy Bragg tonight, after being a fan for 25 years...first time seeing him live- I will be up all night I am sure ;) Sweet baby jesus what an awesome video you made us night owls. Fantastic stuff right there (and a song I did not even think of)!
Dave, what are you doing up? :)

wee_ginga_yin
03-31-2013, 12:50 AM
A tune from Casablanca that I did for season #4, which I throw in as a bonus.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aEw55WQ8vk

Tootler
03-31-2013, 12:54 AM
I have a couple of lovely folk songs which fit the the theme beautifully. I thought of some others which, while the title does not explicitly mention time are about time and the passage of time so I might use one as a bonus.

austin1
03-31-2013, 01:03 AM
—Multi-tracking, special effects, back-up dancers, explosions—all are okay!


Time to break out the pyrotechnics!

Tootler
03-31-2013, 01:15 AM
Meanwhile, here is one I did earlier.


http://youtu.be/5R4RUVv46Bs

I tried posting from my iPad, but for some reason, it did not display in the post - just showed the link - so I had to go upstairs and post from my PC. I have quite a bit of trouble with You Tube on the iPad.

Linux :rulez: :nana:

UkeyDave
03-31-2013, 01:46 AM
I came across this song and couldn't resist it as it brought back memories of my dear gran who used to sing it at family parties. My rendition isn't great but this entry is more about the memories it evokes in me.

http://youtu.be/j37MIENhV1M

pabrizzer
03-31-2013, 01:47 AM
OK redoing my own song Oh If I Could Turn Back Time so it can be my OFFICIAL entry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOcBWx1cBfQ

GinnyT11
03-31-2013, 02:35 AM
If a title has the word "Again". and that again references time in as much as it refers to doing something repeatedly...does it work? If not, I have others. Lots of others.
Great theme for sure!

Dave, I'm going to say no to "Again" in the title as the theme entry. Let's go with your 45 other options and save that one for Persistence week. :)


I have a couple of lovely folk songs which fit the the theme beautifully. I thought of some others which, while the title does not explicitly mention time are about time and the passage of time so I might use one as a bonus.

Geoff, I'd still like Time to be in the title, even as a bonus song.

xommen
03-31-2013, 02:40 AM
Great theme Ginny, here is 11 O'Clock Tick Tock by U2 (who would have guessed ;)). This was one of their first singles.

http://youtu.be/YSXSJJjbHfo

teruterubouzu
03-31-2013, 03:23 AM
Time to break out the pyrotechnics!

Don't forget the backup dancers!

ChaosToo
03-31-2013, 03:32 AM
Bugger - so no 'Time of you Life' then? Hopefully I can find something simple to ruin - errr - I mean record...... :D

Dan Uke
03-31-2013, 04:04 AM
Bugger - so no 'Time of you Life' then? Hopefully I can find something simple to ruin - errr - I mean record...... :D

That was my prom theme song! Please don't do it cuz I didn't like it back then either :p

GinnyT11
03-31-2013, 04:14 AM
That was my prom theme song! Please don't do it cuz I didn't like it back then either :p

I wasn't invited to a prom—please don't remind me of that heartbreak! :eek:

Dan Uke
03-31-2013, 04:53 AM
What about songs talking about an event in the future? Is that a progression of time ie words like until or wait, waiting?

GinnyT11
03-31-2013, 05:08 AM
What about songs talking about an event in the future? Is that a progression of time ie words like until or wait, waiting?

I'm not inclined to take them, as there is such a wide array of other options. But if you PM me your title, I may reconsider.

wee_ginga_yin
03-31-2013, 05:26 AM
A song by Scottish songwriter Ewan MacColl which has been cover by many artists like Johnny Cash (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdSIlVZhsDw) and Roberta Flack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go9aks4aujM).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah1iHUwzgmU

GinnyT11
03-31-2013, 05:44 AM
A song by Scottish songwriter Ewan MacColl which has been cover by many artists like Johnny Cash (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdSIlVZhsDw) and Roberta Flack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go9aks4aujM).


Sorry I can't take this as an entry, Rob, because the Time in the title refers to an event, not the passage of existence, as I noted in the first explainer point. I know you've got scads more songs up your sleeve.

Dan Uke
03-31-2013, 05:47 AM
I'm not inclined to take them, as there is such a wide array of other options. But if you PM me your title, I may reconsider.

It's ok...I read the lyrics and it talks more of a moment in time in the past so I'll add it as a bonus. This is spring break for many students...hopefully will be able to sneak some time to practice

GinnyT11
03-31-2013, 06:56 AM
Erivel - Time After Time - This is the song that was in my head when I was developing this them, and I'm delighted to post it as the first in the playlist. Lovely and light. Dreamy in the middle of the night.

UkeyDave - Now is the Hour - Thank you for posting a song so meaningful to you! Relationships are our great supports in life, and your gran must have been a great one for you. I like the different photos you used. Imagine her now keeping time and smiling at you as you played.

pabrizzer - Oh, If I Could Turn Back Time - Lovely! Excellent mood set for it on the baritone. It's a sentiment we all have on occasion. Time is so weird in that 50 years ahead of you seems like forever, but 50 years you've lived seems like a moment.

xommen - 11 o'clock Tick Tock - I'm so pleased that U2 has such a deep songlist for you! I liked the pensive tone in your singing.

erivel
03-31-2013, 06:57 AM
Saw Billy Bragg tonight, after being a fan for 25 years...first time seeing him live- I will be up all night I am sure ;) Sweet baby jesus what an awesome video you made us night owls. Fantastic stuff right there (and a song I did not even think of)!

Thanks Dave! I would have loved to have seen Billy Bragg too!

soupking
03-31-2013, 08:40 AM
I'm not sure if I read the rules correctly. However, you'll soon see why I'll never win anything or be as good as Jake... because I have children bouncing around me like monkeys all of the damn time interfering with practice! Haha. Anyway, Happy Easter or whatever you all celebrate from the Campbell kids.
http://youtu.be/7gnzcI1DBI4

erivel
03-31-2013, 09:58 AM
Erivel - Time After Time - This is the song that was in my head when I was developing this them, and I'm delighted to post it as the first in the playlist. Lovely and light. Dreamy in the middle of the night.

Thanks Ginny, I must have been reading your mind! :)

~dave~~wave~
03-31-2013, 10:53 AM
What a great theme this week, I had a lot of fun looking through my iTunes, remembering and trying out a bunch of time songs.

I settled on Time Between, off the Byrds' fourth album Younger Than Yesterday from 1967.
It was written and sung by Chris Hillman, who went on to play in the Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas and the Desert Rose Band.

I think I understand the distinctions in the eligibility criteria, but I'll post the lyrics below.

This tune got me remembering how different it was to keep a relationship going back in the 60s when a long-distance phone call could cost half a day's pay.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-xtT2Mxbcc


Don't say you love me, don't say you care and be so far away
Telephone communication, only a three minute elation when I hear your voice

Thru love and trust it's gonna work out fine
The only pain I feel is all this time between you and me, you and me

All the days have turned to years, only emphasize my fears since you've said goodbye
I can hear your voice at night, I can read the words you write, it's only love

GinnyT11
03-31-2013, 10:53 AM
I'm not sure if I read the rules correctly. However, you'll soon see why I'll never win anything or be as good as Jake... because I have children bouncing around me like monkeys all of the damn time interfering with practice! Haha. Anyway, Happy Easter or whatever you all celebrate from the Campbell kids.

Welcome to the Seasons, Matt!
I'm sketching out the Medal of Musical Persistence because of your video. It will commemorate seriously working on a music video while exuberant offspring bubble and pop around you. I think you, nongdam and ukuleledaddy can be your own support group.

Nice work on the tune, a favorite of mine!

GaryC1968
03-31-2013, 10:56 AM
Here is my entry for Season 59. It's a mash up of 2 poems I set to a song.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p7AReQTYZ8

Joko
03-31-2013, 10:57 AM
I suppose this song choice is predictable, but I haven't done that many Stones songs over the years, and this one fits. It's hard to be uniquely and effectively atonal as Mick Jagger and make it work...


http://youtu.be/In0Y3vUOIL4

GinnyT11
03-31-2013, 11:02 AM
What a great theme this week, I had a lot of fun looking through my iTunes, remembering and trying out a bunch of time songs. I settled on Time Between, off the Byrds' fourth album Younger Than Yesterday from 1967. It was written and sung by Chris Hillman, who went on to play in the Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas and the Desert Rose Band.

This tune got me remembering how different it was to keep a relationship going back in the 60s when a long-distance phone call could cost half a day's pay.


I liked this a lot, Dave, especially the instrumental part. Isn't it neat how hearing an old song can instantly take you back to an era? You can even remember what you wore then.

The Ukelites
03-31-2013, 11:06 AM
Our entry, happy easter!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S43G8ualUPA

GinnyT11
03-31-2013, 11:12 AM
Our entry, happy easter!


You did NOT just work that out since last night! Tell me you've been working on that for a while! I have both this and Crazy on my iPod, my fave Patsy Cline tunes. Your voice evokes hers. Love the shirts and background.

GinnyT11
03-31-2013, 11:17 AM
Here is my entry for Season 59. It's a mash up of 2 poems I set to a song.


This is a Gary specialty, setting poems to music, and this worked well. The reverb emphasizes how Important time is. As Ben Franklin said, "Do not waste time. That's the stuff life is made of."

GinnyT11
03-31-2013, 11:23 AM
I suppose this song choice is predictable, but I haven't done that many Stones songs over the years, and this one fits. It's hard to be uniquely and effectively atonal as Mick Jagger and make it work...

Joko, this was in my brain, along with Time after Time, as I planned this theme. I'm really glad you did it. You and your front man were effective together. Lots of fun.

GOOD LUCK on your move to Asia! Don't you leave us behind—we expect you to keep posting in the Seasons.

Joko
03-31-2013, 11:28 AM
You and your front man were effective together. Lots of fun.


I donated yet another van-load full of personal possessions to the Goodwill today. Amongst the stuff that I let go were half a dozen small musical instruments and four or five wigs I've used in videos over the years. Somehow, the black one I got for the British Invasion week and my Christmas bells managed to escape donation, to be used one last time... They'll be in the next load.

Tootler
03-31-2013, 11:41 AM
Here is one of the two songs I am thinking about for my entry. I have some plans for the other which may take a bit of time, so I thought I would get this one down so I have an entry.

The Dawning of the Day (Traditional Irish)

http://youtu.be/oDBqi_CUv48

Some info:
The tune is called as “Fainne Gael an Lae” (literally: “The Bright Ring of Day”) and probably originates from an air written by a seventeenth century Irish harpist; Thomas O'Connellan. In 1847 Edward Walsh used this air to set the words of an eighteenth century Gaelic poem which was subsequently translated into English as “The Dawning of the Day”. The same tune was used by 20th century Irish poet, Patrick Kavanagh to set the words of his poem “Dark Haired Myriam Walked Away” which later became known as “On Raglan Road”.

OldePhart
03-31-2013, 01:02 PM
Good theme, Ginny. As soon as I saw it this theme this afternoon several songs popped into my head. Then I sat down and wrote one, instead. Want to polish it a bit more and hopefully get past this allergy congestion before I record it, though.

John

KoaDependent
03-31-2013, 01:49 PM
Was I the only one disappointed that this wasn't the week that Pabrizzer took on Cher?


OK redoing my own song Oh If I Could Turn Back Time so it can be my OFFICIAL entry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOcBWx1cBfQ

CTurner
03-31-2013, 02:22 PM
Time After Time: "Shhhh...speaking of time, it's 2:30 in the morning. Everyone is asleep, so I had to do this one really quietly..."

Eric,

It is really hard to do quiet and clean. Well done!

erivel
03-31-2013, 06:04 PM
Time After Time: "Shhhh...speaking of time, it's 2:30 in the morning. Everyone is asleep, so I had to do this one really quietly..."

Eric,

It is really hard to do quiet and clean. Well done!

Thanks Craig!

ukuleledaddy
03-31-2013, 06:18 PM
Great theme Ginny, here is 11 O'Clock Tick Tock by U2 (who would have guessed ;)). This was one of their first singles.

http://youtu.be/YSXSJJjbHfo

I like that a lot. I think you'll do most of their catalogue by the time this year is out! I was thinking of possibly giving Seconds by U2 a go. We'll see.

TCK
03-31-2013, 07:14 PM
OK- bonus number one from the 'Dale
We got leather pants and a chain male shirt, we got six backing guitar players, we got pyro-technics, feathered hair AND a giant zombie-esque statue that is going to march onto the stage halfway through this song!
There are girls, motorcycles...parking lot frivolity...something for everyone!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk8ZihJEkcM&feature=youtu.be
Just kidding. Really it is just me and my Uke (bo-ring!)...and what I believe is the first Iron Maiden song to hit the seasons.
I loved the way Ryan Adams did this tune, so I gave it a go. I can play the intro, but not in a key I can sing...so I binned it.
Wasted Years- Iron Maiden, from the Somewhere In Time album.

UkeyDave
03-31-2013, 09:50 PM
Here is another Bonus Number One.
I really don't know what's going on with my video synch. Its a touch out again. This seems to be an intermittent glitch. Sorry.

http://youtu.be/1j_0LS4kBqo

xommen
03-31-2013, 10:43 PM
I like that a lot. I think you'll do most of their catalogue by the time this year is out! I was thinking of possibly giving Seconds by U2 a go. We'll see.

Thanks, I would love to see you have a go at second, U2 made about 250 songs, and there are rumors (which I hope to be true) of a new album in September. So running out of songs is not going to be an issue for a Season or two I guess, since some themes just don't allow of fit a U2 song ;).

wee_ginga_yin
03-31-2013, 11:46 PM
Sorry I can't take this as an entry, Rob, because the Time in the title refers to an event, not the passage of existence, as I noted in the first explainer point. I know you've got scads more songs up your sleeve.

I bow to the host, and accept your decision.

However I would have to disagree that the song does not have anything to do with the passage of time,
since it perfectly encapsulates the development of a relationship, going from a look, to a kiss,
to consummation... but not necessarily in the same instant... these things take time :-)

Barbablanca
04-01-2013, 02:39 AM
Would a song entitled "The Year of XXXX" [Where XXXX = whatever] be acceptable?

GinnyT11
04-01-2013, 04:23 AM
The Dawning of the Day (Traditional Irish) The tune is called as “Fainne Gael an Lae” (literally: “The Bright Ring of Day”) and probably originates from an air written by a seventeenth century Irish harpist; Thomas O'Connellan.

Geoff, you did a really nice job with this. I can imagine you singing this in pre-radio times to entertain a crowd. You play the harmonica well, and your new recording setup makes the lyrics quite clear.

I don't actually know any girl who is "as beautiful as Venus" first thing in the morning. Maybe that dawning light was getting in the fellow's eyes. :) At least he wanted to marry her.

GinnyT11
04-01-2013, 04:26 AM
Would a song entitled "The Year of XXXX" [Where XXXX = whatever] be acceptable?

Yes, Berni, because it uses a word (year) that represents the progression of existence. Looking forward to it!

GinnyT11
04-01-2013, 04:49 AM
I bow to the host, and accept your decision.
However I would have to disagree that the song does not have anything to do with the passage of time,
since it perfectly encapsulates the development of a relationship, going from a look, to a kiss,
to consummation... but not necessarily in the same instant... these things take time :-)

I agree, but I wanted the time passing to be in the title. If you put your fez up to your ear, I'm sure you'll hear many melodies from songs that would work for an entry. :D J'attends ton entry avec interęt.

xommen
04-01-2013, 05:28 AM
A bonus: U2's Tomorrow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GifdLP0EtI

Mike-on-Uke
04-01-2013, 05:29 AM
http://youtu.be/SOwNF9yZJkI
BONUS: A quick take in the studio with my wife on a short Lullaby that I wrote "I Am Always Here"

GinnyT11
04-01-2013, 06:28 AM
BONUS: A quick take in the studio with my wife on a short Lullaby that I wrote "I Am Always Here"

Nice playing and beautiful singing. I hope you'll submit an entry specifically for this week (i.e., saying in the video it's for the 59th week) and future ones because we'd be pleased to have you around regularly.

filipinouker
04-01-2013, 08:40 AM
After several hours of "arguing and wrestling" with this song (it's so hard to sing it without subconsciously trying to sound like little orphan Annie!!!), I've given up and decided that this will have to do --- or my husband will thwack me over the head with a frying pan if I continue!

Oh well. Here goes:-


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL5X3wpfBr4

Raygf
04-01-2013, 09:54 AM
I've given up and decided that this will have to do --- or my husband will thwack me over the head with a frying pan if I continue!
:biglaugh:

Very funny and well done, as usual!

filipinouker
04-01-2013, 10:40 AM
:biglaugh:

Very funny and well done, as usual!

Thanks Ray ;) A couple of people have already commented (on youtube) that it didn't make them puke - whew!!! I wouldn't want to cause a kind of a vomitting virus here :D:D

ombracorta
04-01-2013, 11:02 AM
Wow filipinouker I loved your entry! It's lovely!

GinnyT11
04-01-2013, 11:22 AM
I've given up and decided that this will have to do --- or my husband will thwack me over the head with a frying pan if I continue!

Oh S., you are so fabulous! You bring so much charm to your performances. Your fingerstyle hymns are lovely, but I think there's a stage performer in you. Standing back a little (maybe behind Mattydee), but enjoying brief minutes of public warmth and affection. I liked this a lot.

GinnyT11
04-01-2013, 11:26 AM
Wow filipinouker I loved your entry! It's lovely!

Hi Saviero! Glad you're here. I'd like you to know more about the lovely songbird filipinouker. She did this on vacation for Songs about Songs week: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFTqdZufAkM

ombracorta
04-01-2013, 02:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUTNBAwXw0Y&feature=share&list=UUUFr1guloDrgCISXSZRTYhA

This is my first Season, so be patient with me and don't hit too hard ;-)
For talking (singing) about time I chose "Sunny afternoon" from Kinks but couldn't help inserting a little easter egg within (Ok it's April Fools, the day after Easter so it seems appropriate).
I hope you'll like it and forgive my bad italian accent :D

Thanks!

GinnyT11
04-01-2013, 02:29 PM
This is my first Season, so be patient with me and don't hit too hard ;-)
For talking (singing) about time I chose "Sunny afternoon" from Kinks but couldn't help inserting a little easter egg within (Ok it's April Fools, the day after Easter so it seems appropriate).
I hope you'll like it and forgive my bad italian accent :D
Thanks!

Oh Saviero, that was super! I'm so glad I talked you into this. We NEED to have you posting in the Seasons regularly!

The two songs worked really well together, and I loved having your brother help you out with harmony. It was an Easter egg surprise! You were quite immersed in the song, and you could have been in a turtleneck sweater in a pin-spot on a stage singing that.

Hope to see you here in many Seasons to come!

Hochapeafarm
04-01-2013, 02:38 PM
Hi, Friends! A preface here to this entry: First, Ginny, I am not sure if my entry will meet the criteria or not for this week...I kind of took a cue from filipinouker with her entry of "Tomorrow" (absolutely awesome, btw!)...and so mine is "In the Air Tonight." If my entry doesn't meet the rules, I can toss it. And, not to make excuses, but (yep, I am)...I am not really happy with this entry, but it stands as I have some pretty heavy stuff I need to address in my life in the next day and I can't do (practice) anymore right now. My concerns are -- after I deal with this "heavy stuff" tomorrow -- I may not feel up to ukin' much...so it is what it is. For those of you who are spiritual folks (if you're willing), I could use some well wishes and prayers being sent my way -- I really need any support folks are willing to lend. Thanks and sorry to be downer here --please know that just watching people's entries lifts my spirits -- thank you, fellow uker friends!!!! You guys are the best! :-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVU_B0ikS3s

ombracorta
04-01-2013, 02:45 PM
Oh Saviero, that was super! I'm so glad I talked you into this. We NEED to have you posting in the Seasons regularly!

The two songs worked really well together, and I loved having your brother help you out with harmony. It was an Easter egg surprise! You were quite immersed in the song, and you could have been in a turtleneck sweater in a pin-spot on a stage singing that.

Hope to see you here in many Seasons to come!

Thanks Ginny! I recorded it at midnight, in kitchen with door closed and kids sleeping upstairs. So I had to use the first and only take. This time I had to help myself and record the second voice over. Me and my brother are almost twins but the guy in the corner it's me without glasses :)

Seasons contest is too funny, so I'll do my best to participate again and again!

~dave~~wave~
04-01-2013, 03:11 PM
Saw Billy Bragg tonight, after being a fan for 25 years...

Good for you, I need to buy his new record, I think I have them all.
I was lucky to see him just once, way back when Mermaid Avenue first came out.



...I have some 35 songs I want to play this week...

Same here, so first bonus, Chambers Brothers, Time Has Come Today.





http://youtu.be/mLpz9Ef5DNA

GinnyT11
04-01-2013, 04:12 PM
Hi, Friends! ...I am not really happy with this entry, but it stands as I have some pretty heavy stuff I need to address in my life in the next day and I can't do (practice) anymore right now. My concerns are -- after I deal with this "heavy stuff" tomorrow -- I may not feel up to ukin' much...so it is what it is. For those of you who are spiritual folks (if you're willing), I could use some well wishes and prayers being sent my way -- I really need any support folks are willing to lend. Thanks and sorry to be downer here --please know that just watching people's entries lifts my spirits -- thank you, fellow uker friends!!!! You guys are the best! :-)

Chelle, that's a fine entry. You're getting along fine with that walnut Bruko, and you sang very well.

I'm sorry that you've got an emotionally tough day tomorrow. It's hard not to say a cliche since your situation is private. My experience has been that every event in your life has value later on, but sometimes it takes weird turns, and sometimes it takes a long time. Best wishes for the strength you need. Come back to uking when you can.

xx

TCK
04-01-2013, 04:13 PM
Did a great job on this one, and I hated the original...yours is plaintive, beautiful. Not one of us is ever a downer...just a big famiglia.Thoughts and prayers delivered, and thanks for playing us a song.
Hi, Friends! A preface here to this entry: First, Ginny, I am not sure if my entry will meet the criteria or not for this week...I kind of took a cue from filipinouker with her entry of "Tomorrow" (absolutely awesome, btw!)...and so mine is "In the Air Tonight." If my entry doesn't meet the rules, I can toss it. And, not to make excuses, but (yep, I am)...I am not really happy with this entry, but it stands as I have some pretty heavy stuff I need to address in my life in the next day and I can't do (practice) anymore right now. My concerns are -- after I deal with this "heavy stuff" tomorrow -- I may not feel up to ukin' much...so it is what it is. For those of you who are spiritual folks (if you're willing), I could use some well wishes and prayers being sent my way -- I really need any support folks are willing to lend. Thanks and sorry to be downer here --please know that just watching people's entries lifts my spirits -- thank you, fellow uker friends!!!! You guys are the best! :-)

pabrizzer
04-01-2013, 09:49 PM
Good for you, I need to buy his new record, I think I have them all.
I was lucky to see him just once, way back when Mermaid Avenue first came out.




Same here, so first bonus, Chambers Brothers, Time Has Come Today.



Gee. I enjoyed this one so much, Dave. Great job mate!

Tootler
04-01-2013, 10:58 PM
I don't actually know any girl who is "as beautiful as Venus" first thing in the morning. Maybe that dawning light was getting in the fellow's eyes. :) At least he wanted to marry her.

You know what they say?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. :love:

Shady Wilbury
04-02-2013, 01:04 AM
Hoping this will squeak in. Alan Jackson's 'Five O'Clock Somewhere'.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYbpLHE2CtI&feature=youtu.be

GinnyT11
04-02-2013, 03:43 AM
Hoping this will squeak in. Alan Jackson's 'Five O'Clock Somewhere'.

A great song choice, Shady—time is always going on everywhere. Your strumming is very smooth and even on this.

~dave~~wave~
04-02-2013, 04:28 AM
TIme Is Tight ~ Booker T & the MGs (1969)





http://youtu.be/c61sQrh1P0A

pabrizzer
04-02-2013, 04:38 AM
TIme Is Tight ~ Booker T & the MGs (1969)


WOW! I say again WOW! :shaka::rock::nana::bowdown:
Fantastic!

ukuleledaddy
04-02-2013, 07:38 AM
TIme Is Tight ~ Booker T & the MGs (1969)


YES! That was so great! I love that song and you nailed it. I used to be a DJ at an ice skating rink right out of high school and this tune was my song of choice for the "backwards skate".

frisbee fred
04-02-2013, 07:44 AM
TIme Is Tight ~ Booker T & the MGs (1969)


Awesome! Really well done. Thanks for recording this.

Barbablanca
04-02-2013, 08:53 AM
....Beauty is in the eye of the beholder....

"....Get it out with Optrex" - Spike Milligan ;)

GinnyT11
04-02-2013, 10:18 AM
TIme Is Tight ~ Booker T & the MGs (1969)


The Wave ROCKS, big time!

That was using multitracking most effectively—the organ turned that song into a production number. Muy fabuloso! Would you like to make this your entry instead of a bonus...? Looks like entry material to me.

frisbee fred
04-02-2013, 10:53 AM
This song has been kickin my butt all day. Time to just enter it. My son wrote it and I lack the ability and time to change the key into something easier for me to sing.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9iEue6yUA0&feature=youtu.be

peewee
04-02-2013, 12:39 PM
Hi All,

Here's a song that should fit the theme:

"Time" by Richard Hell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Hell), another literary punk rocker.
I probably should have transposed it down a couple of notches, but the original (http://youtu.be/je8Ow3UwTOc) sounds almost as strained..


http://youtu.be/Vu1HPOKscUA

Thanks for a great theme

PS: If anyone is interested in Mr. Hell, an extensive interview was just posted on YT a few weeks ago, here's part 1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8L5OyWMvBs

peewee
04-02-2013, 12:58 PM
And a bonus:
"Mexican God" by Robyn Hitchcock.
Because the chorus goes "Time will destroy you like a Mexican God"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1OJD3DEjOs

http://youtu.be/dmLFL8ye-Sg

uke4ia
04-02-2013, 01:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8Ssw6f0XgA

I'm hoping this fits the theme, Ginny. This is an original song of mine called "All in a Day's Work". One of two songs I've written while putting wood stain on the steps and deck.

Lyrics:

I've been peeling back the layers of the truth
It feels like stripping paint
Here's a rare vintage of my bottled rage
And rarer still, my restraint
The sun is hanging low in the sky
Never underestimate how good it is to be alive

The blank pages in my memories
The days I can't recall
All the secrets of what happened then
You closely guard them all
We always do our best, and after that what happens happens

It's all in a day's work, hold steady as you go
It's all in a day's work -- deep breath, then let it go

It was great the way you saved my life
But not till after you nearly killed me
I'm not looking for an apology
I'd just like to finally get the whole story
We do the best we can, and after that what happens happens

It's all in a day's work, hold steady as you go
It's all in a day's work -- deep breath, then let it go
You'll feel the bump and you'll feel a pinch, you'll feel a change of position
You know we'd never ever lie to you, but there's a few careful omissions

I've been peeling back the layers of the truth
Till the whole thing's stripped away
And all I'm left with is the spin doctors
Who paint all in shades of gray
We do the best we can, but after that what happens happens

It's all in a day's work, hold steady as you go
It's all in a day's work -- deep breath, then let it go

You'll feel the bump as you arrive
Never underestimate how good it is to be alive

It's all in a day's work, hold steady as you go
It's all in a day's work -- deep breath, then let it go
You'll feel the bump and you'll feel a pinch, you'll feel a change of position
You know we'd never ever lie to you, but there's a few careful

frisbee fred
04-02-2013, 01:19 PM
Uke4ia - that's a great song. Wow.:music:

Jazzbanjorex
04-02-2013, 01:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRGxpz18rIs&feature=youtu.be
How about this Ginny?

GinnyT11
04-02-2013, 01:53 PM
This song has been kickin my butt all day. Time to just enter it. My son wrote it and I lack the ability and time to change the key into something easier for me to sing.

Fred, you're a great dad to play your son's song for us. It has truths in it, and it's good that a 16-year-old would value ever-hastening time. At that age, you think you have forever.
You invested it with a lot of energy and good strumming, and I'm sure he's proud of you.

GinnyT11
04-02-2013, 02:05 PM
Hi All, Here's a song that should fit the theme: "Time" by Richard Hell, another literary punk rocker. I probably should have transposed it down a couple of notches, but the original sounds almost as strained.. Thanks for a great theme

Perfect submission for the theme! If only Time can write a song that's "really real," I guess that means our lives are just a Dance to the Music of Time, as Anthony Powell wrote. (Oh my gosh, is everything interrelated, even through the dimension of time?)

Thanks for playing this, and for your hourglass prop.

GinnyT11
04-02-2013, 02:09 PM
And a bonus: "Mexican God" by Robyn Hitchcock.
Because the chorus goes "Time will destroy you like a Mexican God"

I like this bonus more because it's more melodic. The festival flags are good.
Time can also destroy you less dramatically, like with mold or dry rot.

frisbee fred
04-02-2013, 02:19 PM
You invested it with a lot of energy and good strumming, and I'm sure he's proud of you.

Thanks. He gave me as much help as he could.....

GinnyT11
04-02-2013, 02:20 PM
I'm hoping this fits the theme, Ginny. This is an original song of mine called "All in a Day's Work". One of two songs I've written while putting wood stain on the steps and deck.

Jim, this is a very, very nice song. I was following the lyrics closely and I especially like "We do the best we can, and after that what happens happens." Egad, that's all anyone can do.
I had lunch today with a friend whose 9-year-old son is high-functioning autistic and needs everything predictable, and whose 12-year-old daughter is bipolar with rage fits that require them to keep knives and scissors under lock and key. My friend has nightmares that are all about fear of not being able to cope. But she is coping—she's still got some resilience and is doing the best she can.

I liked your playing too, especially the instrumental part, which was lyrical in contrast to some of the lines. Well done, guy.

GinnyT11
04-02-2013, 02:28 PM
How about this Ginny?


Rex, you captured the Gene Pitney feel of this very well, both in the strumming and the vocal quality. I liked it and you should keep it on your gig playlist.

Now, to the lyrics..."she was waiting outside a motel where I stopped to rest for the night" and he can't think of anything else now. I think the sweetheart waiting in Tulsa is well rid of him.

OldePhart
04-02-2013, 02:39 PM
I decided I'd better get this in the can now...it looks like my allergies are getting worse not better and I'm not going to have time to do much polishing anyway.

I thought I might do Jim Croce's "Time in a Bottle" but while I was looking for the chords this kind of crept into the back of my brain...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aino-5KuYXQ&feature=youtu.be

The ukulele is my Pono baritone strung with fluorocarbon fishing leader for the trebles and Thomastik-Infeld Chromium Steel flat wound classical guitar strings for the basses. Immediately after recording this I knocked over a 4' aluminum spirit level that fell on the uke and put two nasty chips in the body binding down at the heel. The ukulele now shows the passage of time... :(

Oh well...I guess I don't have to worry about figuring out what made it a "factory 2nd" anymore, do I? LOL

John

GinnyT11
04-02-2013, 02:51 PM
I decided I'd better get this in the can now...it looks like my allergies are getting worse not better and I'm not going to have time to do much polishing anyway.
I thought I might do Jim Croce's "Time in a Bottle" but while I was looking for the chords this kind of crept into the back of my brain...
John


John, that flickering monotone vignette is a great video effect to have when you're singing about time. Your baritone and slow rhythm made the lyrics seem like wisdom from an elder who knows the road won't go on too much farther and you'd better get something done. But what youngling listens to a wise elder?



PS—Time in a Bottle would be a good choice.

Jazzbanjorex
04-02-2013, 03:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYVti7-BCxM&feature=youtu.be

Jazzbanjorex
04-02-2013, 03:44 PM
Rex, you captured the Gene Pitney feel of this very well, both in the strumming and the vocal quality. I liked it and you should keep it on your gig playlist.

Now, to the lyrics..."she was waiting outside a motel where I stopped to rest for the night" and he can't think of anything else now. I think the sweetheart waiting in Tulsa is well rid of him.

As to the lyrics... I would agree that the sweetheart in Tulsa is better off without him.

I'm not much into cheating songs but I did this one because a real nice lady requested it. I'd never heard of it before but it on youtube a lot.

~dave~~wave~
04-02-2013, 04:37 PM
...Muy fabuloso! Would you like to make this your entry instead of a bonus...? Looks like entry material to me.

That's sweet of you, Ginny, but I'll stick with my first one for my entry, thanks.
Adhering to the guidelines, I believe the "time" in the title refers to "tight" rhythm, not the passing of time.

All in good fun, thanks everybody for the kind feedback.

TCK
04-02-2013, 05:18 PM
What a great day we have had! Off to the coast in the AM to watch Harriers doing mid flight food exchanges with the mighty Pacific ocean setting the tempo...
Melissa said to me out on the coast "I could never move away from the ocean".
Then we came home and made you all a video! Point here is that when she saw it, she said I could not post it because of her hair or something, and made me promise to tell you all why it looked the way it did.
I figure hair is a small price to pay for a day at the coast...but what do I know?
2 Seconds by Laura Cantrell (or the VOlebeats), and us:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIpwdWk1F-E&feature=youtu.be

pabrizzer
04-02-2013, 05:58 PM
I decided I'd better get this in the can now...it looks like my allergies are getting worse not better and I'm not going to have time to do much polishing anyway.

I thought I might do Jim Croce's "Time in a Bottle" but while I was looking for the chords this kind of crept into the back of my brain...

The ukulele is my Pono baritone strung with fluorocarbon fishing leader for the trebles and Thomastik-Infeld Chromium Steel flat wound classical guitar strings for the basses. Immediately after recording this I knocked over a 4' aluminum spirit level that fell on the uke and put two nasty chips in the body binding down at the heel. The ukulele now shows the passage of time... :(

Oh well...I guess I don't have to worry about figuring out what made it a "factory 2nd" anymore, do I? LOL

John
This was a real beauty OP!
Loved it.

decaturcomp
04-02-2013, 06:29 PM
I've held back. It's technically Wednesday now, though so here a bonus that I kept waiting to hear.
That would have been so much more convenient than having to learn it...sigh. But, it's short when you take out all of the good stuff like I have here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPG3mQznoYo

thesillydave
04-02-2013, 08:59 PM
happy 59th seasonistas! here's our entry...

http://youtu.be/90YNS7_i-2A
my wife played the rhythm for me...it still didn't help to slow down my tempo...i get so excited!

TheUkeBloke
04-03-2013, 02:16 AM
This is my entry for Season 59 of the Ukulele Underground Contest (re Ginny's theme of a song with Time in the title).
This is an original written by me with several clock time references.....! - just to make sure...lol
It also jokingly depicts the rush of activity to get a new song for each new weekly ukulele season....! :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPM0JBSBmJ8
Hey Ginny, I hope you like it.

bonesigh
04-03-2013, 02:23 AM
Nice. I was wondering if someone would write an original about the seasons for this week.

GinnyT11
04-03-2013, 02:50 AM
Nice. I was wondering if someone would write an original about the seasons for this week.

BERNI! Someone's calling you! ;)

frisbee fred
04-03-2013, 03:19 AM
This is my entry for Season 59 of the Ukulele Underground Contest (re Ginny's theme of a song with Time in the title).
This is an original written by me with several clock time references.....! - just to make sure...lol
It also jokingly depicts the rush of activity to get a new song for each new weekly ukulele season....! :-)


I smell what you're cookin', UkeBloke. Nice song.

pabrizzer
04-03-2013, 03:34 AM
This is my entry for Season 59 of the Ukulele Underground Contest (re Ginny's theme of a song with Time in the title).
This is an original written by me with several clock time references.....! - just to make sure...lol
It also jokingly depicts the rush of activity to get a new song for each new weekly ukulele season....! :-)
Hey Ginny, I hope you like it.
Good one T.U.B.
I like your pick / strum on this.

GinnyT11
04-03-2013, 03:34 AM
My musical experiment has gone terribly wrong: it's clear that me singing "I Love You More Today Than Yesterday" will never be a positive experience for anyone because the range is too difficult. But I'd enjoy hearing it this week.

Dougf
04-03-2013, 03:41 AM
My musical experiment has gone terribly wrong: it's clear that me singing "I Love You More Today Than Yesterday" will never be a positive experience for anyone because the range is too difficult. But I'd enjoy hearing it this week.

I know how you feel, Ginny. I tried doing Monk's "'Round Midnight", but the vocals were just way too tricky for me. Hope I can get something else together in time.

GinnyT11
04-03-2013, 04:17 AM
What a great day we have had! Off to the coast in the AM to watch Harriers doing mid flight food exchanges with the mighty Pacific ocean setting the tempo...Melissa said to me out on the coast "I could never move away from the ocean".
Then we came home and made you all a video! Point here is that when she saw it, she said I could not post it because of her hair or something, and made me promise to tell you all why it looked the way it did.
I figure hair is a small price to pay for a day at the coast...but what do I know?
2 Seconds by Laura Cantrell (or the VOlebeats), and us:


Oh man, that was sweet! It has the very best of country yearning in the lyrics and your harmony boosted it to a real tear-jerker! Very nice playing and a great song choice for the week.
Mel, when you're playing a song about love in sweet harmony with your man, your hair can be any which way and it's just fine. :)

TCK
04-03-2013, 04:26 AM
Thank you Ginny, glad you liked it...and Melissa will be a little more at ease I am sure :) She is hilarious sometimes
Oh man, that was sweet! It has the very best of country yearning in the lyrics and your harmony boosted it to a real tear-jerker! Very nice playing and a great song choice for the week.
Mel, when you're playing a song about love in sweet harmony with your man, your hair can be any which way and it's just fine. :)



My musical experiment has gone terribly wrong: it's clear that me singing "I Love You More Today Than Yesterday" will never be a positive experience for anyone because the range is too difficult. But I'd enjoy hearing it this week.
I have not heard this in YEARS- surely a tough one...hmmm (scratches head and thinks how can we chicken fry Spiral Staircase). Michael and Saskia? Steffen and Miriam? You guys know this one?

GinnyT11
04-03-2013, 04:29 AM
happy 59th seasonistas! here's our entry...
my wife played the rhythm for me...it still didn't help to slow down my tempo...i get so excited!

And blessings upon you as well, effendi! I wonder how many hats and attire-y bits you have behind the backdrop there.

This was fun, and I'm glad you got sillyruth to participate audially—she's usually operating the mechanical animals. One day you'll get her performing in the frame.

GinnyT11
04-03-2013, 04:36 AM
I've held back. It's technically Wednesday now, though so here a bonus that I kept waiting to hear. That would have been so much more convenient than having to learn it...sigh. But, it's short when you take out all of the good stuff like I have here:

An ideal song choice for this week. You seem to be able to play about any style or rhythm, and you did this well too. I don't know the whole song, so I don't know what you left out and I enjoyed it.

GinnyT11
04-03-2013, 04:43 AM
This is my entry for Season 59 of the Ukulele Underground Contest (re Ginny's theme of a song with Time in the title). It also jokingly depicts the rush of activity to get a new song for each new weekly ukulele season....! :-)
Hey Ginny, I hope you like it.

Like it? I LOVE it! This is quite funny. I know many a Seasonista feels this press of time. Come up with a song, learn it, play it cleanly, and oops—computer glitch! You're a clever UkeBloke! Please do more of your originals.

UkeyDave
04-03-2013, 04:59 AM
I decided I'd better get this in the can now...it looks like my allergies are getting worse not better and I'm not going to have time to do much polishing anyway.

I thought I might do Jim Croce's "Time in a Bottle" but while I was looking for the chords this kind of crept into the back of my brain...

The ukulele is my Pono baritone strung with fluorocarbon fishing leader for the trebles and Thomastik-Infeld Chromium Steel flat wound classical guitar strings for the basses. Immediately after recording this I knocked over a 4' aluminum spirit level that fell on the uke and put two nasty chips in the body binding down at the heel. The ukulele now shows the passage of time... :(

Oh well...I guess I don't have to worry about figuring out what made it a "factory 2nd" anymore, do I? LOL

John

That was very "Elvis-esk". Elvis is BACK in the building. Great job.

UkeyDave
04-03-2013, 05:03 AM
happy 59th seasonistas! here's our entry...
my wife played the rhythm for me...it still didn't help to slow down my tempo...i get so excited!

Either you have a new outfit for every day of the year OR you own a fancy dress clothes shop. Which is it? Great entry by the way. I'm just jealous that I can't afford so many outfits. lol :)

Cornfield
04-03-2013, 06:30 AM
http://youtu.be/0DqL2dMaYJo

I adapted this from an ancient Sanskrit poem.

greyghost
04-03-2013, 06:40 AM
OK- bonus number one from the 'Dale
We got leather pants and a chain male shirt, we got six backing guitar players, we got pyro-technics, feathered hair AND a giant zombie-esque statue that is going to march onto the stage halfway through this song!
There are girls, motorcycles...parking lot frivolity...something for everyone!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk8ZihJEkcM&feature=youtu.be
Just kidding. Really it is just me and my Uke (bo-ring!)...and what I believe is the first Iron Maiden song to hit the seasons.
I loved the way Ryan Adams did this tune, so I gave it a go. I can play the intro, but not in a key I can sing...so I binned it.
Wasted Years- Iron Maiden, from the Somewhere In Time album.
Excellent job! But now I need to think of something else (I've been working on that one too, and was even using my guitalele for it...). Maybe it's time to break out some other underrepresented metal bands....I've seen no ukulele Queensr˙che yet...

GinnyT11
04-03-2013, 06:54 AM
I adapted this from an ancient Sanskrit poem.

SUCH good words about time here! Are you a Sanskrit scholar, or just a deep reader? You adapted it into a very accessible message with your easy strumming. I like the little instrumental part too. Please do more of this poetry adaptation.

PS—Why are you EWorm?

Cornfield
04-03-2013, 07:35 AM
SUCH good words about time here! Are you a Sanskrit scholar, or just a deep reader? You adapted it into a very accessible message with your easy strumming. I like the little instrumental part too. Please do more of this poetry adaptation.

PS—Why are you EWorm?

Thanks for your kind words MrEWorm? Its a mystery to me

OldePhart
04-03-2013, 07:40 AM
John, that flickering monotone vignette is a great video effect to have when you're singing about time. Your baritone and slow rhythm made the lyrics seem like wisdom from an elder who knows the road won't go on too much farther and you'd better get something done. But what youngling listens to a wise elder?


Thanks Ginny - I know I sure never listened.


What a great day we have had! Off to the coast in the AM to watch Harriers doing mid flight food exchanges with the mighty Pacific ocean setting the tempo...
she said I could not post it because of her hair or something
Just tell her a bad day at the coast beats a good hair day anyway. :)


This was a real beauty OP!
Loved it.

Thanks!



This is my entry for Season 59 of the Ukulele Underground Contest (re Ginny's theme of a song with Time in the title).
This is an original written by me with several clock time references.....! - just to make sure...lol
It also jokingly depicts the rush of activity to get a new song for each new weekly ukulele season....! :-)


That was great...and I can so relate to the lyrics.


That was very "Elvis-esk". Elvis is BACK in the building. Great job.

Thanks, man! He's probably actually turning in his grave but you are very kind! :)

John

Barbablanca
04-03-2013, 08:09 AM
I was working on a song from my Highland Clearances Cycle called "The Year of the Sheep" - But it's not coming on the Uke. :( So I've written a song called "Time, you old Vagabond" - Inspired by Ralph Hodgson's poem, "Time you Old Gypsy Man". I hope to record it tomorrow. But I've got a broken tooth and an appointment to see the Dentist, so a lot will depend on how much pain I'm, in tomorrow. If I cannot do it then... It'll have to be Friday.

Meanwhile, if you want to get soem perspective on time watch this absorbing documentary about time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_638679&feature=iv&src_vid=5OFThORmR-s&v=GOa2L8_IAnQ) and if (and / or when) it will ever end.

Great theme Ginny!

decaturcomp
04-03-2013, 08:21 AM
A bonus tune originally by Nick Drake. Time of No Reply

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n0h_sCcg2Q

Dan Uke
04-03-2013, 10:02 AM
Here's my Entry. For whatever reason, I'm not feeling the theme but wanted to do a song to support Ginny. Hopefully it works :)

Until by Sting


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8ozyD-bUak&feature=youtu.be

uke4ia
04-03-2013, 10:42 AM
Nice. I was wondering if someone would write an original about the seasons for this week.
Not entirely an original, but....


To every theme, turn, turn, turn, there is a Season
And a time to every uke song under heaven

A week for French, a week for trains,
A week for birds, a week for rain,
A week for mash-ups, a week for blues
A week of Nineties bands that Christian listened to

To every theme, turn, turn, turn, there is a Season
And a week for every uke song about heaven

TheUkeBloke
04-03-2013, 11:21 AM
Like it? I LOVE it! This is quite funny. I know many a Seasonista feels this press of time. Come up with a song, learn it, play it cleanly, and oops—computer glitch! You're a clever UkeBloke! Please do more of your originals.

Thanks Ginny. The seasons are a lot of fun and makes one try hard - so I'm expecting to be much better by say Season 2435.....! :D

Great theme, thanks.

we tigers
04-03-2013, 11:28 AM
It took us two nights to get it done, but here's our entry. The Time Is Now by Moloko. We went a bit overboard with recording this one with 9 tracks...

http://youtu.be/A23syI-04VM

TheUkeBloke
04-03-2013, 11:59 AM
Nice. I was wondering if someone would write an original about the seasons for this week.


I smell what you're cookin', UkeBloke. Nice song.


Good one T.U.B.
I like your pick / strum on this.



That was great...and I can so relate to the lyrics.


Thanks for all your encouraging comments. This is great fun.

frisbee fred
04-03-2013, 12:06 PM
Meanwhile, if you want to get soem perspective on time watch this absorbing documentary about time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_638679&feature=iv&src_vid=5OFThORmR-s&v=GOa2L8_IAnQ) and if (and / or when) it will ever end. Great theme Ginny!

Or, maybe there's no such thing as time at all.... http://discovermagazine.com/2007/jun/in-no-time#.UVyne5OG2So

FiL
04-03-2013, 12:16 PM
Here's an old Paul McCartney song, from his first solo album:


http://youtu.be/fUJ4u6KIEgI

- FiL

bonesigh
04-03-2013, 12:26 PM
My musical experiment has gone terribly wrong: it's clear that me singing "I Love You More Today Than Yesterday" will never be a positive experience for anyone because the range is too difficult. But I'd enjoy hearing it this week.

Hey GT, try it here with a lower key. You can do it! http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.guitaretab.com/m/misc-unsigned-bands/96879.html?1944-06-06=always&url=&tuning=GCEA&transpose=-2

Tootler
04-03-2013, 12:26 PM
Not entirely an original, but....


To every theme, turn, turn, turn, there is a Season
And a time to every uke song under heaven

A week for French, a week for trains,
A week for birds, a week for rain,
A week for mash-ups, a week for blues
A week of Nineties bands that Christian listened to

To every theme, turn, turn, turn, there is a Season
And a week for every uke song about heaven

I like it. :music:

Turn, Turn, Turn was one of the first songs I thought of. Unfortunately, though time figures throughout the song, it is not mentioned in the title. Maybe as a bonus if I have time.

FiL
04-03-2013, 12:35 PM
Here's a bonus track--a cover of "Amarillo By Morning", which I know from George Strait's version.


http://youtu.be/5Eg2s5VZFrk

- FiL

uke4ia
04-03-2013, 01:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd5s_4LhQN4

My bonus track for this week. I was going to do "Time" by the Alan Parsons Project, but I couldn't stand how my voice came out on the video. And it's Richard Thompson's birthday today, so here's his song "Night Comes In" on the armadillolele.

If anyone wants some Alan Parsons, I did "Time" on my first tiple video a couple years ago, along with Procol Harum's "Homburg".
Homburg / Time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hebc0GAW3K4)

Tootler
04-03-2013, 01:49 PM
Managed to catch up with the entries on the playlist and have put comments on You Tube.

Here is another bonus from the "Back Catalogue". One I did for Tom Paxton week. "When Morning Breaks"


http://youtu.be/JI9nfvJlBjc

GinnyT11
04-03-2013, 01:58 PM
Here's my Entry. For whatever reason, I'm not feeling the theme but wanted to do a song to support Ginny. Hopefully it works :)
Until by Sting


Well, I appreciate your support. And I can't take my eyes off your honu MB.
I love waltzes and the tempo enhances the sense of going around and around without beginning or end. Only love stops the vertigo of life.

myrnaukelele
04-03-2013, 02:00 PM
Or, maybe there's no such thing as time at all.... http://discovermagazine.com/2007/jun/in-no-time#.UVyne5OG2So

Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care? If so I can't imagine why, we've all got time enough to die.

pabrizzer
04-03-2013, 02:01 PM
It took us two nights to get it done, but here's our entry. The Time Is Now by Moloko. We went a bit overboard with recording this one with 9 tracks...

Another absolutre WOW moment for this season.
This is just so fantastic!

GinnyT11
04-03-2013, 02:07 PM
It took us two nights to get it done, but here's our entry. The Time Is Now by Moloko. We went a bit overboard with recording this one with 9 tracks...


Tigers, this leaves me breathless. You've made a spectacular music video! This ought to be the lead song on your album.

I love the quasi-sepia toned, slightly retro look of your set and your stillness for this fast-moving song. I kept trying to pick out the various tracks. I heard the claps and gentlest of glock tones, and Saskia's harmony/extra voice was extremely effective. Awesome to the third power!

GinnyT11
04-03-2013, 02:14 PM
Here's an old Paul McCartney song, from his first solo album:
- FiL


This is a nice song that sound likes like happily married man. ("We've got wine and Netflix...I don't want to go out—I just want to be with you.")

You strum that 8-string beautifully, and you sound a fair bit like McCartney in your oh-woah filler lines. An elegant entry...thanks.

GinnyT11
04-03-2013, 02:17 PM
Hey GT, try it here with a lower key. You can do it!

Thanks, bonesigh, that was one of the pages I'd printed out. My problem is that I have no ear for music and I'm mostly lucky when I stay on pitch. That bridge goes really high and I can't hit the note.

GinnyT11
04-03-2013, 02:39 PM
I'm posting comments on the entries in the thread, but I've commented on the Youtubes for the bonuses. Some crossover too.
Please check that your video is in the right playlist!


From the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, here's a quote about life passing, without using the word "time."
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.


Listen and heed, all you younglings! :)

frisbee fred
04-03-2013, 04:22 PM
Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care? If so I can't imagine why, we've all got time enough to die.

Well, time is on my side. Yes it is.

uke4ia
04-03-2013, 04:40 PM
Well, time is on my side. Yes it is.

The Rolling Stones said both "Time is on my side" and "Time waits for no man". Well, which is it, Mick???

Jethro Tull said "Let's go living in the past."
The Grass Roots said "La la la la, live for today."
Fleetwood Mac said "Don't stop thinking about tomorrow."

Classic rock is trying to screw with our minds.

pabrizzer
04-03-2013, 05:11 PM
Bonus #1
Don't Stop Thinking 'Bout Tomorrow

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

pabrizzer
04-03-2013, 05:13 PM
Bonus #2 Give Me Just a Little More Time (by Barbablanca).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGyXCJd3SDs

peewee
04-03-2013, 07:22 PM
The Rolling Stones said both "Time is on my side" and "Time waits for no man". Well, which is it, Mick???

Jethro Tull said "Let's go living in the past."
The Grass Roots said "La la la la, live for today."
Fleetwood Mac said "Don't stop thinking about tomorrow."

Classic rock is trying to screw with our minds.

In the words of Thurston Moore: "Tom Waits for no one".

TCK
04-03-2013, 07:57 PM
Now we are talking!
In the words of Thurston Moore: "Tom Waits for no one".

peewee
04-03-2013, 08:25 PM
Sorry Ginny, another bonus
San Francisco band Moby Grape (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moby_Grape) is one of the great failure stories of 60s rock. They had it all and flopped anyway.
Here's me attempting to evoke their triple guitars and soaring vocal harmonies with my skronky voice and a dinky old uke.

8:05 (original here) (http://youtu.be/ioKodbNTljg)

http://youtu.be/qKjnQJg5dFc

http://youtu.be/qKjnQJg5dFc

myrnaukelele
04-03-2013, 08:31 PM
Sorry Ginny, another bonus
San Francisco band Moby Grape (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moby_Grape) is one of the great failure stories of 60s rock. They had it all and flopped anyway.
Here's me attempting to evoke their triple guitars and soaring vocal harmonies with my skronky voice and a dinky old uke.

8:05

Did you set your clock especially for this song or simply wait until it was five minutes past 8 and hope for a good take? :)

peewee
04-03-2013, 08:33 PM
Did you set your clock especially for this song or simply wait until it was five minutes past 8 and hope for a good take? :)

It's movie magic, Myrna...

myrnaukelele
04-03-2013, 08:41 PM
Great theme Ginny- SO many good songs about time...
pThis isn't my best playing but I've tried filming this two nights in a row and it's gotten dark before I can get a good take. This ends abruptly (flubbed the final chord) but I went with it rather than wait until tomorrow to try again.

http://youtu.be/FF_J7ftpNTQ

Barbablanca
04-04-2013, 12:11 AM
Here is an original that I've written especially for this season:
"Time, you Old Vagabond...."

The lyrics are in the description section on YouTube - you might have to click the "More" button to see them, though.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK_w1bucxig&feature=youtube_gdata

barefootgypsy
04-04-2013, 12:43 AM
Here is an original that I've written especially for this season:
"Time, you Old Vagabond...."

The lyrics are in the description section on YouTube - you might have to click the "More" button to see them, though.

Berni, you nailed it again! Lovely song!

barefootgypsy
04-04-2013, 12:51 AM
Great theme Ginny- SO many good songs about time...
pThis isn't my best playing but I've tried filming this two nights in a row and it's gotten dark before I can get a good take. This ends abruptly (flubbed the final chord) but I went with it rather than wait until tomorrow to try again.
Oh Myrna well done on this! You sing it beautifully - We have so much the same taste! I've been practicing this one for days! I know you won't mind if I do it as well, because this isn't the first time we've picked the same song, is it.... (holds head in hands and groans.....:D) And to put the tin hat on it, it's probably warmer in Alaska than it is here at the moment! I might post it later today....

wee_ginga_yin
04-04-2013, 01:41 AM
Sorry Ginny no time to do an entry, but I have a real hodgepodge of a bonus for you.
It is a twisted train wreck of a cover of a Tom Waits song 2:19, with loops, loops, and
more loops. If you are not already stocked up on crazy then here is a fresh load for you.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV8jVSrc86M

frisbee fred
04-04-2013, 02:27 AM
Bonus #1
Don't Stop Thinking 'Bout Tomorrow


Outstanding. From one of my favorite all time albums.

GinnyT11
04-04-2013, 02:39 AM
Sorry Ginny no time to do an entry, but I have a real hodgepodge of a bonus for you. It is a twisted train wreck of a cover of a Tom Waits song 2:19, with loops, loops, and more loops. If you are not already stocked up on crazy then here is a fresh load for you.

Oh Rob, are you saying "Time Won't Let Me'' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efpp03h_Ja8) when it comes to recording a video? :)

Yes, that is a very crazy video.

.

GinnyT11
04-04-2013, 03:23 AM
Bonus #1
Don't Stop Thinking 'Bout Tomorrow

This is a classic and it sounded great in that different room in which you recorded. As an Aussie, you wouldn't know that it was the campaign song for Bill Clinton in 1992 and it got a lot of exposure because of that.


Bonus #2 Give Me Just a Little More Time (by Barbablanca).


This a nice song from Berni, and it expresses a yearning many people have. Love the slow rhythm of it and the bluesy sound on your baritone.
(I first thought it might be the song of the same name by Chairmen of the Board.)

GinnyT11
04-04-2013, 03:30 AM
Sorry Ginny, another bonus
San Francisco band Moby Grape is one of the great failure stories of 60s rock. They had it all and flopped anyway. Here's me attempting to evoke their triple guitars and soaring vocal harmonies with my skronky voice and a dinky old uke.


Even without the whole-band effect, I liked this song. Heart-yearning really touches me.
I couldn't stop marveling over your special-effects department...did you do that clock with CGI?

GinnyT11
04-04-2013, 03:34 AM
Great theme Ginny- SO many good songs about time...
pThis isn't my best playing but I've tried filming this two nights in a row and it's gotten dark before I can get a good take. This ends abruptly (flubbed the final chord) but I went with it rather than wait until tomorrow to try again.


Myrna, I like how you shoot your videos in different parts of your house, with appropriate props. This was an exceptional choice of setting for this song. I'm so glad you did it this way. The whole effect was really lovely.

GinnyT11
04-04-2013, 03:43 AM
Here is an original that I've written especially for this season:
"Time, you Old Vagabond...." The lyrics are in the description section on YouTube.


Berni, you've created another hit. There is a ferment of creativity in your mind, and it comes out in tender and meaningful lyrics to simple songs. (Sometimes historical—I'm interested to see some of your song cycle about the Highland Clearances.)

This verse reminded me of Shelly's "Ozymandias."
The greatest empires you've ground into dust
Turned cars and aeroplanes to buckets of rust.
Watched generations strive to build something secure
Only to learn in turn that nothing endures.

So, the message we all can benefit from is: pay attention, live now.

Barbablanca
04-04-2013, 05:31 AM
This verse reminded me of Shelly's "Ozymandias."

The greatest empires you've ground into dust....

So, the message we all can benefit from is: pay attention, live now.

Not only did you get the opther poetic reference, but the main message too. I'm impressed! :) Glad you like it. You can hear (if not see) my Highland Clearances Cycle (4 songs) here (https://soundcloud.com/berni_armstrong). Listen to them in numbered order.

wee_ginga_yin
04-04-2013, 05:37 AM
Yes, that is a very crazy video.


The 2:19 train has a very bad rep. You could expect that when Tom Waits (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ6ln7NhVfc) does it.
But when you get a mention of the 2:19 in Trouble in Mind (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3G9Btsw5JQ) then you know the illuminati
must be involved ;-)

Dan Uke
04-04-2013, 09:27 AM
I would love to hear It's Time by the Imagine Dragons as it has a cool Mandolin line that can be played by a ukulele

It would great if someone could incorporate the cups! Christian, I tried to look for your old video but it's private.

I bet Tina, Eric, or anyone who knows how to multitrack could do a great job!!

Glee's Cup Version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArW6SvANU-0



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3LkQ3BUjWI

Raygf
04-04-2013, 09:35 AM
I would love to hear It's Time by the Imagine Dragons as it has a cool Mandolin line that can be played by a ukulele

It would great if someone could incorporate the cups! Christian, I tried to look for your old video but it's private.

I bet Tina, Eric, or anyone who knows how to multitrack could do a great job!!

I really enjoyed that. Thanks for posting it!

austin1
04-04-2013, 09:36 AM
I would love to hear It's Time by the Imagine Dragons as it has a cool Mandolin line that can be played by a ukulele

It would great if someone could incorporate the cups! Christian, I tried to look for your old video but it's private.

I bet Tina, Eric, or anyone who knows how to multitrack could do a great job!!



I love that song! I was all set to do Morning Has Broken, but then school punched me in the face. Classes start on Monday (stupid weird German semesters) and I'm still finishing up work from last semester. Plus planning my research in Mexico. Plus working on my move to Mongolia. Plus making the 8 hour there-and-back-again trip to Hamburg to deal with the Portuguese consulate and get a passport. Plus old roommate is moving out and new roommate is moving in, so that's complicated because old roommate owns everything in this apartment.

This has been an odd, odd week. I'm excited to go through the entries, but sadly, it's not looking like I'm going to get mine in in time. There will be no time to record when Old Roommate hosts a weekend-long "Help Me Pack My Stuff And I'll Give You Beer" party.

GinnyT11
04-04-2013, 09:46 AM
Tina, are you sure you can't do "No Time," by the Guess Who? ;)

austin1
04-04-2013, 09:50 AM
Tina, are you sure you can't do "No Time," by the Guess Who? ;)

Never heard of it. I don't even have enough time to record a song I know. Ahhh! Sadness!

ukuLily Mars
04-04-2013, 09:54 AM
Thanks, bonesigh, that was one of the pages I'd printed out. My problem is that I have no ear for music and I'm mostly lucky when I stay on pitch. That bridge goes really high and I can't hit the note.

Ooh! I think I can do this. I'm on the road now but I will try to post on Sunday. If I have enough memory in my camera I may be able to do it here but I won't be able to post until I get home. (Actually, I'm not on the road... I'M ON THE CANAL. Woo-hoo!)

So that will give you time to work up something else, Ginny! :) Maybe Tonight You Belong to Me!

mikef
04-04-2013, 10:33 AM
This is "Happy Hour" by one of my favourite bands of all time, The Housemartins.
It's a little rough and ready this week (hey that's all part of the fun), bashed out in my office (on my office uke) when I had 5 minutes. Ahhh many a happy hour is spent on my office uke (ho ho!) :)


http://youtu.be/O14eM4rd1j4

ukuLily Mars
04-04-2013, 10:49 AM
I love that song! I was all set to do Morning Has Broken, but then school punched me in the face. Classes start on Monday (stupid weird German semesters) and I'm still finishing up work from last semester. Plus planning my research in Mexico. Plus working on my move to Mongolia. Plus making the 8 hour there-and-back-again trip to Hamburg to deal with the Portuguese consulate and get a passport. Plus old roommate is moving out and new roommate is moving in, so that's complicated because old roommate owns everything in this apartment.

This has been an odd, odd week. I'm excited to go through the entries, but sadly, it's not looking like I'm going to get mine in in time. There will be no time to record when Old Roommate hosts a weekend-long "Help Me Pack My Stuff And I'll Give You Beer" party.

Wait... you're moving to MONGOLIA? Will you have time for a trip to Switzerland first? So as not to go OT: we can do a video together!

austin1
04-04-2013, 10:50 AM
Wait... you're moving to MONGOLIA? Will you have time for a trip to Switzerland first? So as not to go OT: we can do a video together!

Yes and I'm coming to Switzerland probably over the summer! I'm sending you a PM :)

uke4ia
04-04-2013, 10:55 AM
I look forward to seeing your videos when you get to Mongolia! Will you learn to throat-sing?

austin1
04-04-2013, 11:04 AM
I look forward to seeing your videos when you get to Mongolia! Will you learn to throat-sing?

That would be one interesting seasons entry!

It's not happening for a while, I need to finish my degree first. ETA Mongolia: Early Summer 2014

The Ukelites
04-04-2013, 11:15 AM
This is "Happy Hour" by one of my favourite bands of all time, The Housemartins.
It's a little rough and ready this week (hey that's all part of the fun), bashed out in my office (on my office uke) when I had 5 minutes. Ahhh many a happy hour is spent on my office uke (ho ho!) :)


http://youtu.be/O14eM4rd1j4

Superb rendition, wonderful idea! :cool:

The Ukelites
04-04-2013, 11:25 AM
Here is an original that I've written especially for this season:
"Time, you Old Vagabond...."

The lyrics are in the description section on YouTube - you might have to click the "More" button to see them, though.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK_w1bucxig&feature=youtube_gdata

Great stuff again! Really warm and touching song.

And (of course):
"A hat always improves a performance" (Pabrizzer)

The Ukelites
04-04-2013, 11:34 AM
It took us two nights to get it done, but here's our entry. The Time Is Now by Moloko. We went a bit overboard with recording this one with 9 tracks...

http://youtu.be/A23syI-04VM

Yes, we like your tight sweater :cool:

GinnyT11
04-04-2013, 03:32 PM
This is "Happy Hour" by one of my favourite bands of all time, The Housemartins.
It's a little rough and ready this week (hey that's all part of the fun), bashed out in my office (on my office uke) when I had 5 minutes. Ahhh many a happy hour is spent on my office uke (ho ho!) :)

Cool, Mike! I looked up the Housemartins and watched their video of this song. It's shiny bright and fun, and you did a nice version of it. There is something festive about Happy Hour—why don't we figure out how to skype a pint?

thesillydave
04-04-2013, 06:41 PM
i saw that myrna had done this song on the list, but, i resisted watching hers so i could still cover it in my own silly way...
now, i'm looking forward to seeing hers, and all the other entries and bonuses!
i have to say, that as a second year ukulele player, i love this site, and really enjoy all of you seasonistas...it's pushed me way beyond what i thought i could..or would ever do..
just don't ever expect me to perform live...i am the king of stage fright! unless there's adult beverages involved...then...i'll slur the lyrics all night long!
make mine a sailor and coke!


http://youtu.be/hVom7o9LFCQ

cheers to all of you seasonistas!

we tigers
04-04-2013, 07:09 PM
Yes, we like your tight sweater :cool:

Good one!:worship:

pabrizzer
04-04-2013, 09:11 PM
Final bonus - Time by Tom Waits. I have no idea what it is about but I do like the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABO-xzpSCvI

GinnyT11
04-05-2013, 02:47 AM
i saw that myrna had done this song on the list, but, i resisted watching hers so i could still cover it in my own silly way...now, i'm looking forward to seeing hers, and all the other entries and bonuses!
i have to say, that as a second year ukulele player, i love this site, and really enjoy all of you seasonistas...it's pushed me way beyond what i thought i could..or would ever do..just don't ever expect me to perform live...i am the king of stage fright! unless there's adult beverages involved...then...i'll slur the lyrics all night long!
make mine a sailor and coke!
cheers to all of you seasonistas!

Hey, Dave, your version evoked a little of Louis Prima, which was a nice contrast to the standard tempo. You had no "twilight outfit" to wear?

GinnyT11
04-05-2013, 02:52 AM
Final bonus - Time by Tom Waits. I have no idea what it is about but I do like the song.

Great balance of voice and baritone. Seems very poignant, what with promising to stay till the bandages come off.

we tigers
04-05-2013, 03:08 AM
Bonus song. Saskia and I tried this song earlier in the week and somehow it just didn't quite work and we went crazy with The Time Is Now. Today Saskia is at her job, the twins are just of to bed for a nap, and I just couldn't let it go. So Velvet Underground's After Hours on my own.


http://youtu.be/ZWxWerLK1xc

barefootgypsy
04-05-2013, 05:08 AM
Well I love this song and I've been trying to learn it all week, so here goes. Myrna has done it already but it's not the first time we've chosen the same song! We girls do have excellent taste! And we never give it the same treatment..... so here goes. Thanks Ginny for a lovely theme that everyone can find something for!

http://youtu.be/-Sn_YSKw3hk

GinnyT11
04-05-2013, 06:01 AM
Bonus song. Saskia and I tried this song earlier in the week and somehow it just didn't quite work and we went crazy with The Time Is Now. So Velvet Underground's After Hours on my own.


You do quite well as a solo act, Michael. I liked the late-night feel of this. And the hat too.

GinnyT11
04-05-2013, 06:06 AM
Well I love this song and I've been trying to learn it all week, so here goes. Myrna has done it already but it's not the first time we've chosen the same song! We girls do have excellent taste! And we never give it the same treatment..... so here goes. Thanks Ginny for a lovely theme that everyone can find something for!

I'm glad you did it, Lesley. It's an elegant song, and your version sounded quite different from Myrna and sillydave.

That uke glows against your gray blouse...it's alive with the sound of music!

GinnyT11
04-05-2013, 11:07 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8DFZXKh3dk

A very short song for Time week, because time can be too short sometimes too.
(Naturally, this will not go into the drawing.)

we tigers
04-05-2013, 11:13 AM
While the Underground was down, Saskia and I recorded another bonus song. It's Just Another Diamond Day by British artist Vashti Bunyan. A small folk gem from 1970.

http://youtu.be/yF39meEtMDU

ukuleledaddy
04-05-2013, 11:20 AM
Here's my entry. Thanks for a great week Ginny.

http://youtu.be/9at0icBiRew

decaturcomp
04-05-2013, 11:47 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJC5Z7tcZvQ
a wintertime bonus

elmann
04-05-2013, 12:01 PM
We all Northerns yearn for "Summertime" ... therefore we take so fast to the stress ... emm ... sky!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGr9Lpz9aHA

GinnyT11
04-05-2013, 12:05 PM
Here's my entry. Thanks for a great week Ginny.


OMG, Sean, that was a wonderful choice! And very nicely played. A to-the-point message for this week about time, when we all say we don't have enough. Save time for the imagination to do its work.
I liked your reference to the Seasons in it. As 23skidoo says, the week is better with a little Seasoning.

So Mellencamp joins Springsteen as the musicians you like to channel, and we'll look forward to more of their tunes. SO GLAD you made time to post a song!

GinnyT11
04-05-2013, 12:28 PM
While the Underground was down, Saskia and I recorded another bonus song. It's Just Another Diamond Day by British artist Vashti Bunyan. A small folk gem from 1970.


Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. This could be a moving meditation song. The music is very gentle and Saskia's voice is very gentle,but the message...the message is that every day is worth diamonds.
It was good luck then, that the Forum was down so you could do this. :o

GinnyT11
04-05-2013, 12:34 PM
a wintertime bonus

Wintertime, and the living is...constricted.
This song dropped me off at college over on Memory Lane. Thank you for the extra song.

Dan Uke
04-05-2013, 12:40 PM
Ginny

Do you work for hallmark or do you write like this all the time? I can't understand half the things you're writing. I just watched The Croods so you gotta write caveman level for me to understand. LOL

GinnyT11
04-05-2013, 01:48 PM
Ginny
Do you work for hallmark or do you write like this all the time? I can't understand half the things you're writing. I just watched The Croods so you gotta write caveman level for me to understand. LOL

Ha ha, Daniel. I'm a writer/editor, so I love a good turn of phrase. Also I was extremely sick once and every day looks good to me now. Because of that, I hope to influence people to realize there's something special in every day if you're looking for it. My biggest reward any day is if I have encouraged someone.


I haven't had a chance to refer to Einstein's simple explanation about the theory of relativity. It was [I paraphrase] that an amount of time sitting on a hot stove can seem long, while the same amount of time sitting on a park bench with a pretty girl [he said] seemed very short. Time is relative.

GinnyT11
04-05-2013, 01:55 PM
We all Northerns yearn for "Summertime" ... therefore we take so fast to the stress ... emm ... sky!

A nice change of pace for you, Elmann. I haven't heard you do anything yet from the Gershwin era, and you handled it very well. Good vocals, and some interesting ornamentation in the strumming—AND a secret percussionist on the tambourine! Who is that, and when will this phantom sing with you?

TheUkeBloke
04-05-2013, 02:48 PM
Ha ha, Daniel. I'm a writer/editor, so I love a good turn of phrase. Also I was extremely sick once and every day looks good to me now. Because of that, I hope to influence people to realize there's something special in every day if you're looking for it. My biggest reward any day is if I have encouraged someone.


I haven't had a chance to refer to Einstein's simple explanation about the theory of relativity. It was [I paraphrase] that an amount of time sitting on a hot stove can seem long, while the same amount of time sitting on a park bench with a pretty girl [he said] seemed very short. Time is relative.
I think its great that you express your opinion the way you do, with a "good turn of phrase" as you say. Makes for very interesting reading - I'm going to start practicing.

I am enjoying life more and more, and finding new things to do as the "snowball rolls faster and faster down the hill" - so to speak.

PS great theme this season.

ukuleledaddy
04-05-2013, 03:23 PM
OMG, Sean, that was a wonderful choice! And very nicely played. A to-the-point message for this week about time, when we all say we don't have enough. Save time for the imagination to do its work.
I liked your reference to the Seasons in it. As 23skidoo says, the week is better with a little Seasoning.

So Mellencamp joins Springsteen as the musicians you like to channel, and we'll look forward to more of their tunes. SO GLAD you made time to post a song!

I'm so glad you enjoyed it Ginny. I was determined to get something done for this season, and I also managed to do a bonus (stay tuned....). As always I wish I had more time though to smooth out my entry, but there's always time for that once each week ends.

ukuleledaddy
04-05-2013, 03:52 PM
OK, I was able to get this bonus done while waiting for the kids to get out of school. 10 AM Automatic by The Black Keys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-J51UrsJ74&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA&index=1

Dougf
04-05-2013, 04:16 PM
I almost didn't do this one, the vocals were really throwing me, but I decided to just go for it. Thanks, Ginny.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Brvul9uS1TE

peewee
04-05-2013, 06:38 PM
A song jumped out of the ipod shuffle today so I had to do another bonus..
Big Star "Night Time"
I'm definitely biting off more than I can chew in the vocal department here, but learning Big Star songs is on the list, and I haven't really tried until now, so here it is, a half baked Alex Chilton impersonation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8niLjMOznt0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8niLjMOznt0
the original is so very beautiful:
http://youtu.be/TF8fnoA1VNM

elmann
04-05-2013, 07:28 PM
... a secret percussionist on the tambourine! Who is that, and when will this phantom sing with you?
The phantom is my right leg/foot and is working with another percussion like this drummer at 22 sec:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OMPAI2iqHw

But maybe I can present some time a nice squeezy squeak song ouf of a wet welly!

redpaul1
04-05-2013, 08:11 PM
OK here's my entry. I don't know how many takes I've done of this. I love the song, but the vocals require a range of over 1 1/2 octaves. I think I manage 1 1/4 :(
Where has the time gone? Who knows?

http://youtu.be/yU-A09FGgco

watchyourtoes
04-06-2013, 12:25 AM
http://youtu.be/On7_C7a2fCA

Haven't been on here in a while, but I finally found some free time to upload a video for this week. Ginny, as always, you have come up with a great theme and you're an amazing hostess/seasonista.

This is a song by M. Ward (better known as the one who isn't Zooey Deschanel in the band, She and Him, but he was great long before there was a She) called "Here Comes the Sun Again." I'm not sure exactly what he wrote the song about, but to me, it seems that sunrise is a metaphor for a turning point, in which things ahead are much brighter.

watchyourtoes
04-06-2013, 12:36 AM
OK, I was able to get this bonus done while waiting for the kids to get out of school. 10 AM Automatic by The Black Keys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-J51UrsJ74&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA&index=1

@ukuleledaddy this video is great. Great song choice, too. This is one of my favorite Black Keys tunes.
It's good to know I'm not the only one who takes a uke for a drive. And the minivan is great way to slip by MAUD (Mothers Against Ukin' Drivers) unnoticed.

watchyourtoes
04-06-2013, 12:39 AM
http://youtu.be/On7_C7a2fCA


Oops! I forgot to put the video link in the video box. So, here it is again.



Haven't been on here in a while, but I finally found some free time to upload a video for this week. Ginny, as always, you have come up with a great theme and you're an amazing hostess/seasonista.

This is a song by M. Ward (better known as the one who isn't Zooey Deschanel in the band, She and Him, but he was great long before there was a She) called "Here Comes the Sun Again." I'm not sure exactly what he wrote the song about, but to me, it seems that sunrise is a metaphor for a turning point, in which things ahead are much brighter.

GinnyT11
04-06-2013, 03:14 AM
OK, I was able to get this bonus done while waiting for the kids to get out of school. 10 AM Automatic by The Black Keys.

A car song—yay! I like how you really commit to singing there. Even though we're looking at you, you still have privacy when you play and sing in the car. Very nice sliding chords.

GinnyT11
04-06-2013, 03:19 AM
I almost didn't do this one, the vocals were really throwing me, but I decided to just go for it. Thanks, Ginny.

This reminds me of the feeling of listening to this song on a vinyl LP as it grows dim and you don't want to get up to turn on a lamp. Elegantly presented, even if it's very complicated. I'm glad you work on songs like this and then play them for us. We're lucky that way.

Is that the workshop you're making, or are you in a sauna?

GinnyT11
04-06-2013, 03:33 AM
OK here's my entry. I don't know how many takes I've done of this. I love the song, but the vocals require a range of over 1 1/2 octaves. I think I manage 1 1/4 :(
Where has the time gone? Who knows?

What a nice story behind your uke, Paul. Great strumming on the song, which is an ideal choice for this week. You were relaxed enough to sing it at the pace that makes us be pensive about time.

While you were playing, I looked at your website for pUKEs—the ukulele anti-society for punks. That looks like a lot of fun.

GinnyT11
04-06-2013, 03:44 AM
Haven't been on here in a while, but I finally found some free time to upload a video for this week. Ginny, as always, you have come up with a great theme and you're an amazing hostess/seasonista.

This is a song by M. Ward (better known as the one who isn't Zooey Deschanel in the band, She and Him, but he was great long before there was a She) called "Here Comes the Sun Again." I'm not sure exactly what he wrote the song about, but to me, it seems that sunrise is a metaphor for a turning point, in which things ahead are much brighter.

It's great to have you here again! I like that you play standing up, as I feel that gives the song an extra energy.

I like this song, watchyourtoes, and I agree with you about the metaphorical meaning, but it doesn't quite fit the parameters of the theme (time expressed in the title), so I'm going to put it on the bonus list. However, there are still two days for you to post another. (The same singer's Kiss of Dawn or Lose You Tonight would work.)

Are you still making instruments?

redpaul1
04-06-2013, 04:51 AM
What a nice story behind your uke, Paul. Great strumming on the song, which is an ideal choice for this week. You were relaxed enough to sing it at the pace that makes us be pensive about time.

While you were playing, I looked at your website for pUKEs—the ukulele anti-society for punks. That looks like a lot of fun.
Thanks Ginny, there's quite a few complex chord changes there too, so you've got to concentrate on the strum, the chords, the melody and the mood. I don't think I ever got one take where I got all 4 where I'd want them, but as the man said, the best is sometimes the enemy of the good!
Anyway here's a bonus entry - can't quite believe that no-one's picked this one as their official entry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uS_Gm5zJ68

julienstaudt
04-06-2013, 05:30 AM
Good time so far...

Here's my entrie.


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

"Some of these day" is one of the oldest american standard (1911) sung by Sophie Tucker, Bing Croby, The Mills Brothers, Leon Redbone, recently heard in the TV show "Boardwalk Empire".

redpaul1
04-06-2013, 06:20 AM
I'm on a roll today - another "bonus"*


http://youtu.be/g2JkgM0afHw

*I'll leave it to you to evaluate the accuracy of that expression :)

barefootgypsy
04-06-2013, 06:41 AM
OK, I was able to get this bonus done while waiting for the kids to get out of school. 10 AM Automatic by The Black Keys.Oh I love that style! That's uke with attitude! I love it, beautifully done!

barefootgypsy
04-06-2013, 06:46 AM
Good time so far...

Here's my entrie.


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

"Some of these day" is one of the oldest american standard (1911) sung by Sophie Tucker, Bing Croby, The Mills Brothers, Leon Redbone, recently heard in the TV show "Boardwalk Empire".Wow, wow, WOW! FabuLOUS! I love that song, it's so hard to believe it was written over a hundred years ago, and in your hands that was just alight! Bravo, wonderful!

wee_ginga_yin
04-06-2013, 07:58 AM
Good time so far...

Here's my entrie.


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

At the beginning that was very clever how you played the melody and then mirrored it with the vocal.
But then it took off with some incredible punk energy. If I had been able to do the splits I would have ripped
my trousers... since it needed a stage dive or something to say it was beyond good. Classic.

myrnaukelele
04-06-2013, 08:05 AM
Well I love this song and I've been trying to learn it all week, so here goes. Myrna has done it already but it's not the first time we've chosen the same song! We girls do have excellent taste! And we never give it the same treatment..... so here goes. Thanks Ginny for a lovely theme that everyone can find something for!



i saw that myrna had done this song on the list, but, i resisted watching hers so i could still cover it in my own silly way...
now, i'm looking forward to seeing hers, and all the other entries and bonuses!
i have to say, that as a second year ukulele player, i love this site, and really enjoy all of you seasonistas...it's pushed me way beyond what i thought i could..or would ever do..
just don't ever expect me to perform live...i am the king of stage fright! unless there's adult beverages involved...then...i'll slur the lyrics all night long!
make mine a sailor and coke!
cheers to all of you seasonistas!
Excellent taste in songs you two!! I love both these versions. All three Twilight Time vids this week were unique. I've never thought to play it fast like you did sillydave- I've only ever done it as a ballad. And your singing and playing on this were lovely Lesley - singing the same song in different keys gives it a whole different feel.

ukuleledaddy
04-06-2013, 08:18 AM
@ukuleledaddy this video is great. Great song choice, too. This is one of my favorite Black Keys tunes.
It's good to know I'm not the only one who takes a uke for a drive. And the minivan is great way to slip by MAUD (Mothers Against Ukin' Drivers) unnoticed.


A car song—yay! I like how you really commit to singing there. Even though we're looking at you, you still have privacy when you play and sing in the car. Very nice sliding chords.


Oh I love that style! That's uke with attitude! I love it, beautifully done!

Thanks a lot! I did notice a few moms from my kids' school peering at me from across the street wondering what the heck I was doing.

caukulele
04-06-2013, 08:35 AM
Well another busy, crazy week, but this has been a great theme, with wonderful entries and Ginny is doing a super job hosting…. So I had to try and do an entry as well this week. This is a Carole King song, “It’s Going Take Some Time”, also sang by the Carpenters. I’ve been experimenting with different tracks….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aZk7Um_gl0

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
04-06-2013, 09:37 AM
Ah, another lovely Season to share. So nice to pass the time with you all.

Thanks, Ginny, for a great theme; thanks, Seasonistas, for ruling! My entry's a Cure song...


http://youtu.be/hpzStvBmGng

decaturcomp
04-06-2013, 09:46 AM
a final bonus (i PROMISE) in response to wetigers wonderful velvets tune After Hours. If that were a 45rpm record I'd want to ask for this to be the busy little b-side

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mtdvbx51ng8

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
04-06-2013, 10:35 AM
erivel's lovely entry inspired this bonus...


http://youtu.be/ad_WkEztxbs

Hippie Dribble
04-06-2013, 10:55 AM
sorry Ginny, just don't think I'm going to find the time to record a new song this week. I do have a bonus though which I recorded awhile back, it's an original. Thanks for a super theme and for being the hostess with the mostest :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7I9A1NJ9V8

GinnyT11
04-06-2013, 11:20 AM
Good time so far...Here's my entrie.

"Some of these days" is one of the oldest american standard (1911) sung by Sophie Tucker, Bing Croby, The Mills Brothers, Leon Redbone, recently heard in the TV show "Boardwalk Empire".

Your gentle, personal song burst out into a big production number that takes up the whole stage. Great work making it two kinds of playing for us. It really sparkled and danced. You've got a very cool style.

GinnyT11
04-06-2013, 11:25 AM
Anyway here's a bonus entry - can't quite believe that no-one's picked this one as their official entry.

This is a fascinating version of Rock Around the Clock. I've never heard it any way but Bill Haley's way, and your slower tempo was very interesting.

frisbee fred
04-06-2013, 11:37 AM
Well another busy, crazy week, but this has been a great theme, with wonderful entries and Ginny is doing a super job hosting…. So I had to try and do an entry as well this week. This is a Carole King song, “It’s Going Take Some Time”, also sang by the Carpenters. I’ve been experimenting with different tracks….


Beautifully sung and played. I loved the harmonies!

GinnyT11
04-06-2013, 11:38 AM
Well another busy, crazy week, but this has been a great theme, with wonderful entries and Ginny is doing a super job hosting…. So I had to try and do an entry as well this week. This is a Carole King song, “It’s Going Take Some Time”, also sang by the Carpenters. I’ve been experimenting with different tracks….

Oooooo, Denise, this is really something. It's easy and smooth, like a Carpenters tune, and your harmony tracks are great. You are increasing in skill very rapidly, and it's a treat to hear any contribution you make.


(To those of you who wonder how they can post a video after seeing this kind of polished performance, I would like to point out that Denise has advanced very quickly since her first, timid video post last summer. She's gotten more comfortable with playing for a video, and she's recently discovered a knack for adding harmony tracks. This is how posting in the Seasons challenges can help your learning curve. It's great to be a Seasonista and have a uke buddy like this! ~Ginny)

GinnyT11
04-06-2013, 11:45 AM
Ah, another lovely Season to share. So nice to pass the time with you all. Thanks, Ginny, for a great theme; thanks, Seasonistas, for ruling! My entry's a Cure song...


Ralf, you go from strength to strength. You captured on a soprano uke (albeit a fine one) many different ways to mark the beat. I especially liked the foray into triplets. it's a weird song, but I could definitely sense a tap dripping and being on the outer edge of normal.

GinnyT11
04-06-2013, 11:49 AM
a final bonus (i PROMISE) in response to wetigers wonderful velvets tune After Hours. If that were a 45rpm record I'd want to ask for this to be the busy little b-side

Is this all right with us? Yes, yes, and YES!

GinnyT11
04-06-2013, 11:55 AM
erivel's lovely entry inspired this bonus...


Ask Eric if he'll blend your two videos. You each bring something interesting to it.

GinnyT11
04-06-2013, 11:58 AM
sorry Ginny, just don't think I'm going to find the time to record a new song this week. I do have a bonus though which I recorded awhile back, it's an original. Thanks for a super theme and for being the hostess with the mostest :)

Thanks, Jon. It's Seasonista magic that Berni also played that uke for this week.

we tigers
04-06-2013, 12:00 PM
a final bonus (i PROMISE) in response to wetigers wonderful velvets tune After Hours. If that were a 45rpm record I'd want to ask for this to be the busy little b-side

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mtdvbx51ng8

Excellent Alan! After your comment on my video I actually started working on this song, but somehow couldn't get it done. While singing it, I pictured it with your voice instead and decided that that was probably better. So it is. I do however would like to do a collaboration video with you in which I send you a musical backing track. Sometime. Nice one!

GinnyT11
04-06-2013, 12:01 PM
I just want to HUG YOU ALL! I love hosting, and I wouldn't mind hosting this group at my home.

Please check that I've got your videos in the correct playlists. AND, have you voted in the poll about TIME? http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?78990-Season-59-addendum-poll-on-Time

ukuLily Mars
04-06-2013, 12:11 PM
I just want to HUG YOU ALL! I love hosting, and I wouldn't mind hosting this group at my home.


Okay, everybody! You heard her! Party at Ginny's house! :smileybounce:

caukulele
04-06-2013, 12:49 PM
Hey Ginny, it is so true that because of this "contest" over the past months I have learned so much..and it has pushed me to step out of my comfort zone and learn more then I would have just playing for myself. Your encouragement, and the encouragement of everyone else, has been so great. Now each time I try a new song, I am a little more comfortable...or at least not totally panicked.... It feels like we are all a bunch of friends, and so it is fun to try new things.... and also see how everyone else has developed and grown through out the year.


(To those of you who wonder how they can post a video after seeing this kind of polished performance, I would like to point out that Denise has advanced very quickly since her first, timid video post last summer. She's gotten more comfortable with playing for a video, and she's recently discovered a knack for adding harmony tracks. This is how posting in the Seasons challenges can help your learning curve. It's great to be a Seasonista and have a uke buddy like this! ~Ginny)[/QUOTE]

Hippie Dribble
04-06-2013, 01:41 PM
didn't want to miss a week, so for my entry I took a shot at this magic old Leroy Carr song this morning. it's from the early 1930's. He was a brilliant blues piano player with a mellow, laid-back style and wrote some amazing songs. This one is called "In the Evening (When The Sun Goes Down)", a 12 bar blues in F. Again Ginny, thanks for being a wonderful host. I echo what you and Denise and pretty much everyone has come to recognise: that this isn't a competition, it's comraderie and I feel blessed to be part of this extended family too. Much love gang :)


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

now..back to the books...got a big paper due Tuesday and the ol clock is ticking :(

Tootler
04-06-2013, 01:57 PM
Not the best of weeks. I started recording this on Thursday and have been gradually putting it together. My wife had a nasty fall earlier in the week and her foot had swollen up quite badly by yesterday tea time so I ended up spending the evening with her in A & E at the local hospital. Fortunately nothing broken, just a sprain but quite painful.

I spent most of today recording the last bits and putting it together and when I finally had it completed, no internet! I use homeplugs to connect from downstairs and the plug unit upstairs had failed. The wifi has gone as well. I suspect that has failed in the computer. All was not lost, though I dug out my netbook and was able to upload from that.

Still it means a new homeplug system and probably a new computer in the near future.

Enough of the moaning. Here is a traditional song from Northumberland. Anyone who has had (or currently has) teenage children will surely relate to this song. I have had some fun multitracking with voice & ukulele, flute, "keyboard" (courtesy of midi) and U-Bass.


http://youtu.be/MOhACZvvUcQ

I had hoped to spend some time catching up on the entries but no such luck.

29moons
04-06-2013, 02:38 PM
Here's my entry this week. I have been a big Velvet Underground fan since the 80's. They always seemed more of an 80's band than a 60's band to me. But, I've always loved this song though it is a bit depressing yet still a little fun. Nico's voice always brought me in and I think she has a wonderful voice.

I hope you enjoy my low production value coupled with some subtle nuances as I tried to reproduce the Underground's style. I know that this is a simple song with not a lot going on but if you listen closely there really is. Sorry if I'm going all Brian Wilson/Andy Warhol on you. I highly recommend listening with headsets.


http://youtu.be/osMqua0GFkQ

GinnyT11
04-06-2013, 02:47 PM
didn't want to miss a week, so for my entry I took a shot at this magic old Leroy Carr song this morning. it's from the early 1930's. He was a brilliant blues piano player with a mellow, laid-back style and wrote some amazing songs. This one is called "In the Evening (When The Sun Goes Down)", a 12 bar blues in F. Again Ginny, thanks for being a wonderful host. I echo what you and Denise and pretty much everyone has come to recognise: that this isn't a competition, it's comraderie and I feel blessed to be part of this extended family too. Much love gang :)

I'm turning a tinge of indigo...I believe it's because I've been dipped in the blues.
I can't believe that was done in a hurry because your pace was moseying. Great sound on that uke; it sure loves your picking.

Good luck on the paper...what class is it for?

DWitt
04-06-2013, 02:48 PM
I've been sick all week, and totally unable to sing, but I wasn't going to let the week pass without getting an entry in for Season 59 of the Ukulele! The theme—time—allowed me to record this favorite of mine: The Decemberist's "January Hymn."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Cn0J05S--Y


Chords are as follows, except that I'm tuned in D rather than C, so everything's up a whole step.

C F G7
C F G7
C F G7 C-C4-C
On a winter Sunday I go
F G7 C-C4-C
To clear away the snow
F G7 C F G7
And green the ground below

C F G7 C-C4-C
April all an ocean away
F G7 C-C4-C
Is this the better way to spend the day?
F G7 C F G7
Keeping the winter at bay

F G7 C F
What were the words I meant to say before you left?
Am F G7-G6-G7-G
When I could see your breath lead where you were going to
C F G7 C-C4-C
Maybe I should just let it be
F G7 C-C4-C
and maybe it will all come back to me
F G7 C
Sing oh January oh!

How I lived a childhood in snow
And all my teens in tow
Stuffed in strata of clothes

Pale the winter days after dark
Wandering the gray memorial park
A fleeting beating of hearts

What were the words I meant to say before she left?
When I could see her breath lead where she was going to

Maybe I should just let it be
And maybe it will all come back to me
F G7
Sing oh Janu...
F G7 C-C4-C
Oh January oh

F G7 C-C4-C
F G7-G4-C

GinnyT11
04-06-2013, 03:00 PM
Not the best of weeks. I started recording this on Thursday and have been gradually putting it together. My wife had a nasty fall earlier in the week and her foot had swollen up quite badly by yesterday tea time so I ended up spending the evening with her in A & E at the local hospital. Fortunately nothing broken, just a sprain but quite painful.
I spent most of today recording the last bits and putting it together and when I finally had it completed, no internet! I use homeplugs to connect from downstairs and the plug unit upstairs had failed. The wifi has gone as well. I suspect that has failed in the computer. All was not lost, though I dug out my netbook and was able to upload from that.

Enough of the moaning. Here is a traditional song from Northumberland. Anyone who has had (or currently has) teenage children will surely relate to this song. I have had some fun multitracking with voice & ukulele, flute, "keyboard" (courtesy of midi) and U-Bass.

Geoff, I'm sorry you had such a tumultuous week. But you are like the sled dog Balto, delivering the diphtheria serum to Nome, Alaska—no matter what, you've got to get a video posted for Seasons!

You are branching out into multi tracking, and I like the various sounds you incorporated into this song.
I don't know what canny means, but I've had a child who was "bonny at morn" and definitely not "at e'en." More children are put down the garbage disposal at 5 pm than at any other time of day. :p

GinnyT11
04-06-2013, 03:09 PM
Here's my entry this week. I have been a big Velvet Underground fan since the 80's. They always seemed more of an 80's band than a 60's band to me. But, I've always loved this song though it is a bit depressing yet still a little fun. Nico's voice always brought me in and I think she has a wonderful voice.

I hope you enjoy my low production value coupled with some subtle nuances as I tried to reproduce the Underground's style. I know that this is a simple song with not a lot going on but if you listen closely there really is. Sorry if I'm going all Brian Wilson/Andy Warhol on you. I highly recommend listening with headsets.


Very interesting, John. It's a different experience listening to you without watching a video of you playing in your home and wondering "what's that thing behind him?" You really do pay attention to the sound, which was excellent. Is that what it's like to attend an Andy Warhol party?

DWitt
04-06-2013, 03:54 PM
I found a few minutes to record a bonus for Season 59 of the Ukulele: "Dayton, Ohio 1903." A simple little gem of a song by Randy Newman, played very simply.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJZ9PKEOhYY&f



C C7
Sing a song, of long ago,
C6 C7
When things were green, and movin' slow.
D7
And people'd stop to say hello,
Dm G7
Or they'd say "hi" to you.

C F C-C6-C
"Would you like to come over for tea,
D7 G7
With the missus and me?"
C C7 F Fm
It's a real nice way to spend the day, in Dayton, Ohio,
C Am F G
On a lazy Sunday afternoon, in nineteen o' three.

C C7
Sing a song, of long ago,
C6 C7
When things could grow, and days flowed quietly.
D7
The air was clean, and you could see,
Dm G7
And folks were nice to you.

C F C-C6-C
"Would you like to come over for tea,
D7 G7
With the missus and me?"
C C7 F Fm
It's a real nice way to spend the day, in Dayton, Ohio,
C Am F G C-F-C
On a lazy Sunday afternoon, in nineteen hundred and three.

ksiegel
04-06-2013, 05:26 PM
I am so ticked....

I've been working on TWO songs for this week, and....

My camera is dead. I can't get the stupid thing to turn on for more than a second or two, and haven't figured out why.

I've got about a 30 minute window tomorrow (Sunday) when I can try again, before I have to go to work.

So If I can't do them this weekend, I'll do them as bonus entries in the future.

"Friends", by Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert (Better known as the core of Starland Vocal Band, and co-writers of "Almost Heaven (West Virginia)" with John Denver.)
and
"Time In A Bottle" by Jim Croce
I've been practicing, and practicing, and practicing...

Sometimes without a splint on the finger.



-Kurt

myrnaukelele
04-06-2013, 05:46 PM
We're having a late winter blizzard here. Can't think of a better thing to do on a snowy Saturday than play ukulele. This is a quick bonus I worked up (made all the easier because the original sheet music in my fake book gave the ukulele chord shapes). I've tuned up to ADF#B but it's still a tad low-oh well.
Once in Awhile.

http://youtu.be/5MbQBiQlgjw

decaturcomp
04-06-2013, 05:47 PM
So cool Moons!!!! Do you realize that this is the third VU related song this week? (Mine was a Lou song from Transformer but you can't get much closer to the VU than that...maybe parts of Cale's Paris 1919 (Which would TOTALLY have worked for this season!) It's both appropriate and funny that you suggest the phones. The funny part is that collectors used to prize the "original glorious MONO" versions of the first 4 lps. I used to get a little VU fanzine called What Goes On that went on and on about the mono mixes. sigh...

This was super. Thanks.


Here's my entry this week. I have been a big Velvet Underground fan since the 80's. They always seemed more of an 80's band than a 60's band to me. But, I've always loved this song though it is a bit depressing yet still a little fun. Nico's voice always brought me in and I think she has a wonderful voice.

I hope you enjoy my low production value coupled with some subtle nuances as I tried to reproduce the Underground's style. I know that this is a simple song with not a lot going on but if you listen closely there really is. Sorry if I'm going all Brian Wilson/Andy Warhol on you. I highly recommend listening with headsets.


http://youtu.be/osMqua0GFkQ

thesillydave
04-06-2013, 07:38 PM
last bonus song, 'things we said today'

http://youtu.be/O1VIj_AX-sI
thanks for another fun season!

redpaul1
04-06-2013, 10:24 PM
This is a fascinating version of Rock Around the Clock. I've never heard it any way but Bill Haley's way, and your slower tempo was very interesting.

Thanks. I wanted to get that electric bari into one of these seasons, but it's not really suited to rock'n'roll for some reason (at least not in my hands). As soon as the idea of transposing the tune to a minor key suggested itself, the tempo naturally followed (in future years, I shall refer to this as my 'Leonard Cohen' moment! ;) ).