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decaturcomp
05-11-2013, 09:24 AM
Welcome to the 65th Season of the Ukulele!


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


Our mutual pal Ginny and I discussed the type of Season that might be excellent for my first one and, with her help, I've chosen:

"Dead Skunks and Why Don't We Do It?: Road Songs"

In our discussion, she mentioned Route 66 and I was transported (double entendre always intentional) to Doug's playing of (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-WvdAS3zyw) and instructional video for that song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3YTZ9xR0ss). How often had it crossed my mind. A great tune with a driving (here we go again) beat and yet jazzy swinging chords. Add to that the fact that Barbablanca is visiting the US soon and lots of our Brothers and Sisters are heading to Needmore, INDIANA from all over the world later this month and…there it was. We need to take a road trip together!

So, here's the idea. We've done place-related songs lately (Thanks Brian!) so I'm not looking for "Far Away Places with Strange Sounding Names" this time. I'm looking for the wind in your hair thrilling to the throaty roar of your slant 6, the heart pounding start of a drag race, or maybe "Dead Man's Curve"! Car culture, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, Moon Powered decals, Metalflake, Candy Apple Red paint jobs on chopped and channeled Low Riders with Rolled and Pleated custom interiors or Chrome Roll Barred, Hood Scooped Street Rods. Bring me your Beach Boys, your Springsteen, Your Tom Robinson Band (there are at least two AMAZING road songs from him) but bring me there in an awesome car and take me on a road trip just for the Hell of it! You don't need the name of a car. It doesn't have to say car (or truck of course) in the title but it should be clear that the song takes place while traveling the roads. The Cloverdale Couple's duet from the current week (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPt50Fmpv9Q) would have been perfect for this week, for example.

Official Entry Playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeIzPEGGcS26lIkF6H2HmSPw9UvPGPXgF)
Bonus Playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?feature=edit_ok&list=PLeIzPEGGcS27_t5ikKVBIO3qjPfNPST6n)
Singalong Playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeIzPEGGcS26kzOFdBW07nFnoDrSB17II)


A. Official Entry Rules:

1. Your song must be about a car(truck), car travel, racing, touring, building, stealing or otherwise interacting with automobiles:

I gave a few examples in the description so I won't repeat myself here but, you know, Start Your Engines!

2. Your face must appear in the video.

3. The ukulele must be front and center in the music.

4. It must be a new video, specially created for this Season.

5. Unless you tell me otherwise, your first video posted will be your official entry.

6. You must state verbally or in writing at the beginning or end of your video that it is for the 65th Season of the Ukulele.

9. In your post to the 65th Season thread on UU, please include the name of the song and the songwriter. Please note that everyone ignores this rule. Why stop now?

10. PLEASE Don't post any videos before Sunday, May 12, Hawaii time. This is out of courtesy to the current host (tildetildedavetildetilde) who is working hard to get the season wrapped up tight and right. AND what a righteous season it has been!

11. Contest ends at the end of Sunday, May 19, Hawaii time.

12. Only one official entry per person.

Lucky 13. Multitracking is fine with me. Please note that I won't be judging your editing skills though and I'm looking for the heart of the song which, I think, "high production values" can detract from on some occasions.

14. If you see a big gaff I'm making please contact me and let me know your concern. PM is fine. This is my first time and I'll probably be only average at best. Thanks!

B. Bonus Song Rules:

1. Bonus songs: I love them! To me this whole Seasonista thing is about sharing music, not throttling it. As long as they meet the criteria, think about this all week and sling a great Car song at us when you think of it. No limit. Just understand that I may not be able to keep up with the bonus songs as well as with the main entries. Same thing goes for Singalongs. First things first and all that.

C: Singalong Rules:

1: There are NO singalong rules. To me a singalong is a song that encourages other folks to strum/sing/drum/dance along. You can include Chords and Lyrics or do whatever you please that's along with the theme. Sing one verse and chorus and ask someone else to post the next verse or whatever you want to do. Go nuts. No judgement here.

D. Prizes:

So here's the deal on this. I really don't know. I just took this slot earlier this week and I'm working on it. I have a call in to see what goodies might be available at Uke Republic, (the only cool uke store in the Atlanta Market) and there may be a trinket from there involved but I'm not sure and I have written Jas Ingram for permission to use some of his awesome stickers as an adjunct to whatever prizes I find and he's cool with that. See the video for a shot of one of the stickers.

I'm thinking recognition from your host as his choice for the "best this, that or the other" may include an excellent Sticker with the art of SEUKER Jas Ingram who is also known as Captain Lovehandles. He's a terrific artist who has illustrated books and created lots of CD covers and you can contact him for GREAT art for your CD and much more here: http://jasingram.com/.

Yes, this will be Host Judged and the decision of the Judge is final although probably flawed.

Categories for prizes:
Among other things (Riffing off of Austin 1's great certificates a while back…I will always treasure mine) I'm thinking of recognizing "Best Original Car Song", "First Time Seasonistas", "Best duo or group", "Best SELECTION of a cover song!" because that's a sort of art form, "Best Bonus Song" "Best Singalong" … Maybe none of those and a lot of something else. It all depends on what you kids bring to the table. I want to recognize the outstanding efforts for the Season. Remember, it's all about the music. Sing your hearts out, pretend the top's down and you're singing along with the Wolfman Jack radio show from over the border like in American Graffiti (https://www.google.com/search?q=american+graffiti+cars&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=CnmOUc72Ao7G9gSUyYCgBg&ved=0CDkQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=702)!

OK, now that you've made it through all the rules, let's make some videos! So, get your motor runnin', head out on the highway! I'll see you out there where the rubber meets the road.

- Alan

Dan Uke
05-11-2013, 09:40 AM
I definitely don't have any questions after watching your video...I'm reving my engine and waiting for the green light!!

Raygf
05-11-2013, 09:44 AM
I've been playing Route 66 all morning for Baron's Ukulele Blues Battle. Hope I can use it for both! Let me know. Thanks.

uke4ia
05-11-2013, 11:11 AM
All right! I've been wondering when we'd do driving songs!

decaturcomp
05-11-2013, 11:13 AM
I've been wondering if you were going to bring the Kraftwerk or not...
I seriously thought about that when I was deciding on the theme.

I realize that they didn't have the quality of lyrics you usually choose, howsumever.


All right! I've been wondering when we'd do driving songs!

Hippie Dribble
05-11-2013, 11:17 AM
aw, there goes my idea for season 67... back to the ol' drawing board...oh well, what do they say Alan, twisted minds think alike or something

austin1
05-11-2013, 11:37 AM
I have internet again! Maybe I'll actually get in an entry sometime before the end of the century!

Tootler
05-11-2013, 11:53 AM
Good on ya, Alan for stepping in at the last minute.

Interesting theme. As a folkie, I'm used to songs about slower modes of transport but I'm sure I'll think of something.

Raygf
05-11-2013, 12:11 PM
aw, there goes my idea for season 67... back to the ol' drawing board...oh well, what do they say Alan, twisted minds think alike or something

There's plenty of traveling music for quite a few seasons.

austin1
05-11-2013, 12:28 PM
do these songs have to be literally about driving, or can driving be a metaphor?

Also the only things I can think of are either a) wildly inappropriate or b) really manly man songs that should never be allowed to come out of my mouth. Since I'm not touching Tracy Chapman with a fifty-foot pole, I would like to apologize in advance for my entry this week, assuming it happens.

Dougf
05-11-2013, 12:31 PM
Thanks for the shout out, Alan, looks like a fun season. And Ray, looking forward to your version of "Route 66".

GinnyT11
05-11-2013, 12:38 PM
Folkie Tootler, look into Gordon Lightfoot's Carefree Highway.

Austin Tina, oh go all metaphor, girl!

I imagine GaryC1968 is looking through his Keroac poems about the open road to find one to set to music.

And as soon as he's done in Louisiana, Dave~Wave will get his motor running, for sure. It's all he can do not to think about it till Monday. :D

Oh please, please, someone do Willie Nelson's On the Road Again.

xommen
05-11-2013, 12:41 PM
Something on this list for you maybe Austin?:

http://www.calif-tech.com/blog/carsongs.html

Personally I would love to see you do Driving In My Car by Madness, I'm sure you would have lots of fun with that ;-).

Dan Uke
05-11-2013, 12:43 PM
do these songs have to be literally about driving, or can driving be a metaphor?

Also the only things I can think of are either a) wildly inappropriate or b) really manly man songs that should never be allowed to come out of my mouth. Since I'm not touching Tracy Chapman with a fifty-foot pole, I would like to apologize in advance for my entry this week, assuming it happens.

I'm afraid you are thinking what I'm thinking and yes, it's inappropriate!

austin1
05-11-2013, 01:28 PM
I'm afraid you are thinking what I'm thinking and yes, it's inappropriate!

I may have to do it just because :D

austin1
05-11-2013, 01:31 PM
Something on this list for you maybe Austin?:

http://www.calif-tech.com/blog/carsongs.html

Personally I would love to see you do Driving In My Car by Madness, I'm sure you would have lots of fun with that ;-).

haha I'm listening to this right now and it's hilarious.

edit: I know exactly six songs on that list. I feel like a terrible person. On the plus side, I've got an idea!

Hippie Dribble
05-11-2013, 02:42 PM
first bonus: Pete Seeger "This Old Car"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A60gEIz_D8

decaturcomp
05-11-2013, 05:02 PM
Since you clearly know what a metaphor is phor, play on!
Ginny mentioned this very thing in our discussion as she was helping me to gather my wits.


do these songs have to be literally about driving, or can driving be a metaphor?

Also the only things I can think of are either a) wildly inappropriate or b) really manly man songs that should never be allowed to come out of my mouth. Since I'm not touching Tracy Chapman with a fifty-foot pole, I would like to apologize in advance for my entry this week, assuming it happens.

ukuleledaddy
05-11-2013, 05:12 PM
Oh may the Gods of time be good and give me an opening to record a tune or two for this week!

pabrizzer
05-11-2013, 05:35 PM
Bonus #1
Probably my grandson's (Jaxson) favourite "car" at the moment. I say "car" because it is also a plane and a submarine.
The Gigglemobile.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8akCrD4Aduw

pabrizzer
05-11-2013, 08:38 PM
first bonus: Pete Seeger "This Old Car"


That was great Jon. Have we seen that ukulele before? Loud and crisp mate - real neat sound and clever video.

erivel
05-12-2013, 01:03 AM
My entry for this week...Cars by Gary Numan. Enjoy! :)


http://youtu.be/hhR11OVPRhw

pabrizzer
05-12-2013, 01:05 AM
My entry - I do have some other ideas so I may swap if I get a chance to do what I have planned.
Lights on the Hill by Slim Dusty (1927 to 2003) an iconic country music personality in Australia.
Not all road trips end well. Drive safely.

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

Raygf
05-12-2013, 01:19 AM
My entry this week. Get Your Kicks on Route 66.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXh_4L-zoEs

we tigers
05-12-2013, 01:22 AM
My entry for this week...Cars by Gary Numan. Enjoy! :)


http://youtu.be/hhR11OVPRhw

Gary Numan!!! Great choice and awesome version!

pabrizzer
05-12-2013, 02:29 AM
OK Bonus#2
As there is bound to be lots of fast cars and hooning type behaviour this season it is important that you are aware that the Highway Patrol is on duty.
Highway Patrol by Junior Brown.

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

xommen
05-12-2013, 03:30 AM
My entry for this week, one of the two U2 songs that fit this theme: Fast Cars

http://youtu.be/NZSBMtN4BcE

bigchiz
05-12-2013, 03:45 AM
Gary Numan!!! Great choice and awesome version!

Ditto that!

decaturcomp
05-12-2013, 04:03 AM
Alan's thoughts on recent awesomeness.
Checked in early Sunday Morning and ALREADY these seven gems were waiting. Thanks fellahs!




ericvel - Cars!!
Very wonderful. If anyone could turn a uke into this synth rock ice anthem it would have been you. More enjoyable than the original for my money.


Pabrizzer - The Lights on the Hill
Always great to hear one that most (all?) of us have never heard before. What a great choice. I dig the slide up to that little lead fill. The trucker seems like such a nice guy that I felt increasing dread about how he'd end up because of your warning. Terriffic singing, too.


fgyar- Route 66
Man that really swings. Big ups on the execution.


xommen- fast cars
Knowing you is improving my appreciation for U2 brother. I don't know how I never noticed this tune before but it's a corker. I dig the rhythmic changes and the insistence of your performance.


Eugene Ukulele-This Old Car
Terrific energy. I think you could power that old car with your strummage.


Pabrizzer - Gigglemobile
Certainly better than any kids show music stuff happening over here. I'd watch that show if you were doing the music for it. I bet Jaxson digs it.


Pabrizzer - Highway Patrol
Junior Brown! Great stuff. I've often searched the wall of stringed instruments in your videos to see if there was a GitSteel ukulele hidden there. Sadly I guess there must not be or you'd have used it here. Great version of the song. Keep 'em comin'!

uke4ia
05-12-2013, 04:53 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKsUAr1gRt4

This is an original song. Back in the '80s, a uke collector friend once asked me if I ever played any major chords. In 2009, I wrote this song that is entirely minor chords: Cm Am Dm Em

Lyrics:

Keep driving through the pitch-black night
Straight ribbon stretching out of sight
Sign pointing, unknown
This way just feels like home

Hear oldies at 2 AM
Songs I thought I'd never hear again
Pull over, ease my pounding head
Re-focus on the road ahead

And she's the only, yes, she's the only light on the road
She's the only, yes, she's the only light on the road

Climb back up behind the wheel
Drive by taste, drive by feel
Dark beacon calls me on
Always forward, never gone

Ease, comfort, just an hour more
I'll be pulling up to the door
My baby is my North Star
A magnet tugging on my weary car

And she's the only, yes, she's the only light on the road
She's the only, yes, she's the only light on the road

decaturcomp
05-12-2013, 05:22 AM
Man, this is a great one. I always dig your original songs but this one really grabbed me. Sounds like it would make a terrific band song. Doghouse bass, brushes...




This is an original song. Back in the '80s, a uke collector friend once asked me if I ever played any major chords. In 2009, I wrote this song that is entirely minor chords: Cm Am Dm Em

Lyrics:

Keep driving through the pitch-black night
Straight ribbon stretching out of sight
Sign pointing, unknown
This way just feels like home

Hear oldies at 2 AM
Songs I thought I'd never hear again
Pull over, ease my pounding head
Re-focus on the road ahead

And she's the only, yes, she's the only light on the road
She's the only, yes, she's the only light on the road

Climb back up behind the wheel
Drive by taste, drive by feel
Dark beacon calls me on
Always forward, never gone

Ease, comfort, just an hour more
I'll be pulling up to the door
My baby is my North Star
A magnet tugging on my weary car

And she's the only, yes, she's the only light on the road
She's the only, yes, she's the only light on the road

uke4ia
05-12-2013, 06:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC1jRHNLwHI

Thanks, Alan. And here's a bonus track. Over the last few years of playing in Lowell, Mass., I've become friends with a band called The Bella Birds. They have an interesting sound -- the lead instrument is an acoustic bass guitar. This is one of my favorite songs by them. Here's a video (missing the first verse) I took of them playing the song in March:
The Bella Birds -- Miles & Miles and Wet Hot American Summer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4ymcT7ztjw)

TCK
05-12-2013, 07:14 AM
Probably going to have a lot of sing-a-longs this week, but I promise they are new ones.
I did this one last night...grab your ukes boys and girls and join me. 2 chords, A and G

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1tysx15JbQ&list=UU1xday0NyeuItGfSKVnR8-w&index=1

decaturcomp
05-12-2013, 07:40 AM
Man, that's crazy good! I love your cover and dug that first and then looked at the group's version. Holy crap! He capos and acousitic/electric bass and plays it great. What hath Morphine wrought?




Thanks, Alan. And here's a bonus track. Over the last few years of playing in Lowell, Mass., I've become friends with a band called The Bella Birds. They have an interesting sound -- the lead instrument is an acoustic bass guitar. This is one of my favorite songs by them. Here's a video (missing the first verse) I took of them playing the song in March:
The Bella Birds -- Miles & Miles and Wet Hot American Summer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4ymcT7ztjw)

decaturcomp
05-12-2013, 07:44 AM
EXCELLENT!!!
Our f1rst Singalong!
What a good one, too. I don't remember ever hearing it before but I'm way good with it now. WikiPee says:
"The song is referenced in the Parliament-Funkadelic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parliament-Funkadelic) song "P. Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._Funk_(Wants_to_Get_Funked_Up))", with the lyric: "Gangster lean; Y'all should dig my sun-roof top."
Freakin' Bunny Wailer covered it. It was on the Superfly soundtrack by Curtis Mayfield!

I can't wait for everyone to jump in and join you on this and then catch the totally great big finish!!


Probably going to have a lot of sing-a-longs this week, but I promise they are new ones.
I did this one last night...grab your ukes boys and girls and join me. 2 chords, A and G

TCK
05-12-2013, 07:49 AM
Hahaha! It was just a matter of time before we got a little Curtis Mayfield in the Seasons right? Just sad I didn't have Don Cornelius to announce it...
He would probably not think I was so "Super Fly" though

EXCELLENT!!!
Our f1rst Singalong!
What a good one, too. I don't remember ever hearing it before but I'm way good with it now. WikiPee says:
"The song is referenced in the Parliament-Funkadelic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parliament-Funkadelic) song "P. Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._Funk_(Wants_to_Get_Funked_Up))", with the lyric: "Gangster lean; Y'all should dig my sun-roof top."
Freakin' Bunny Wailer covered it. It was on the Superfly soundtrack by Curtis Mayfield!

I can't wait for everyone to jump in and join you on this and then catch the totally great big finish!!

wee_ginga_yin
05-12-2013, 08:11 AM
Here is my TURBO BONUS based on a poem by Richard Peek,
with a full bore overhead cam valve regrind through garageband

Mr Peek is a self-confessed spanner jockey, banjo player, road warrior,
and slam poet, who wrote the most wonderful poem called "When cars have fins"
that has that Kerouac "0n the road" stream of consciousness feel to it.

The words just rumbled out of him like a V8 firing on 7 cylinders,
and in my head very faintly I heard a distorted guitar, a whup-ass bass
and snare drum backbeat barking like a broken exhaust... so I put
together a tribute to the man who uses a piece of wire and an alligator
clip for a belt. This song has extra smoke and fumes and features Mr Peek
himself in his Rat Rod, switching that piston head gear lever
and having troubles with his scarf and Goggles. Enjoy!!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVuxhNNds6k

peewee
05-12-2013, 09:10 AM
What a week, I have a list of songs to try as long as my arm...
Here's a simple one from Beck's best album, another tearjerker..
The Golden Age

http://youtu.be/RCGlnOJSTWk


http://youtu.be/RCGlnOJSTWk

Beep Beep, outta my way!

strumsilly
05-12-2013, 09:14 AM
I have a cold and may redo this when I get over it if I have time later this week. maybe I need a road trip?

http://youtu.be/FOqSt-PYnxM

pabrizzer
05-12-2013, 10:34 AM
Bonus #3
An oldie from Fil's Texas song writers season.
Woman by your side dog on the floorboards driving to a new life - all great but who is the old guy you catch sight of in the mirror - surely too old to be you....
Tennessee Blues by Steve Earle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMaq7-kJMIQ

Jazzbanjorex
05-12-2013, 11:34 AM
BTO-Let It Roll.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpvhE1VCXtU

bonesigh
05-12-2013, 11:54 AM
Bonus tutorial! "Fire" by Springsteen. I think this is a fun and easy song to play. Someone out there learn this song from my tutorial and post their own version. Pretty please (:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gZrff6g_6A&list=UUtvw_jkcOb--odK8_2JYyvw&index=3

we tigers
05-12-2013, 12:42 PM
Back in the nineties Saskia and I were big fans of The Breeders. Here's their Driving on 9. Based on the amount of time and energy that went into this video, consider this our official entry. ;) If we can find the time later this week we'll try some stoner rock.

http://youtu.be/9LlNGyExDZU

Tootler
05-12-2013, 12:53 PM
Bonus.

Realised I had a couple of suitable songs in my "Back Catalogue"

This one by Tom Paxton deals with a ghostly event.


http://youtu.be/qEd1b7zFnnI

Tootler
05-12-2013, 01:00 PM
Another bonus.

In this one, by John Denver, the car is implied as it's about coming home after a journey.

I was trying out my Bruko Rosewood concert.


http://youtu.be/nEZRLdW_Y6w

I'm working on something very different for my entry.

uke4ia
05-12-2013, 01:04 PM
Back in the nineties Saskia and I were big fans of The Breeders. Here's their Driving on 9. Based on the amount of time and energy that went into this video, consider this our official entry. ;) If we can find the time later this week we'll try some stoner rock.


All right! This song was originally by the band Ed's Redeeming Qualities, who Carrie Jackson played with before the Breeders. Their lyrics were...somewhat different. Ed's was the first non-Hawaiian band I ever heard with a uke player. This is maybe my favorite Ed's song, and my favorite Breeders song. I did this song way back in Season 5, when the theme was Christian's favorite bands of the '90s.

Dan Uke
05-12-2013, 02:40 PM
Back in the days, I used to roll to this song. It's such a lovely day in Socal.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJitbc24Az4&feature=youtu.be

~dave~~wave~
05-12-2013, 03:12 PM
...someone do Willie Nelson's On the Road Again...

No can do, I'm still stuck in the bayou.
I'll leave Willie for somebody else.

Here's Canned Heat's #1 record of the same title from 1968.
Multitracked in GarageBand with electric uke, electric sitar, Mississippi saxophone (virtual guitar-amped melodica), live U-Bass from the driver's seat.

The photos are from the traffic jam at the entrance to the Wakarusa Festival 2006, where Jake Shimabukuro signed my Fluke.




http://youtu.be/_dXPLnnwOGU

Jazzbanjorex
05-12-2013, 04:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx5hFTAyYxA&feature=youtu.be
I like David Lee Roth's version.

GinnyT11
05-12-2013, 05:00 PM
I like David Lee Roth's version.

Rex, I think this week you should try for a song recorded in the car. The fishing-cabin decor is nice and all, but this is the time to drive...
:D

decaturcomp
05-12-2013, 07:13 PM
weegingayin - when cars had fins collaboration
Thanks for sharing this excellent video. Just great stuff.


peewee - Golden Age
Man, a car song from a car and a GREAT car song, too. Lyrics, tune, performance, performance space, youngster at the window of an unmanned vehicle traveling in excess of 93 mph. This has it ALL.


strumsilly - Mustang Sally
I'm liking that tempo. Soulful and serious. I wouldn't change a thing. It's kinds like Barry White does Wilson Pickett.


pabrizzer - Tennessee Blues
Hard to argue with the recycling of a Steve Earle song. They work for so many occasions. I dig your take on it. Great shirt, too.


Jazzbanjorex - Let it Roll
Dude, this is smack in the middle of your wheelhouse. You're an 80's stadium rock god with a ukulele. Your fretwork is right on the money. Best Kathleen Turner Overdrive cover EVAR!


Bonesign - Fire Tutorial
Very cool of you. Nicely done, too!


We Tigers - Driving on 9
Another beautiful song from you two! You make me wish we were neighbors so I could ask to drop by and hear what you're working on every so often! Thanks so much. PS Addie Pray and company were a nice touch.


Tootler - Georgie on the Freeway
Nice to return to our wonderful Tom Paxton week. Thanks!


Tootler - Back Home Again
That's a flash from the past, albeit the not too distant past in the grand scheme. Nicely done.


Nongdam - Summertime in the LBC
Great stuff. Excellent backup choreography, too! I love this song the way you've done it here.


~~dave~~wave~~ On the R*ad Again
Young fellah, it's really scary how often you and I think alike. I had the same response to Ginny's suggestion, well…there's this other song with the same title…
I'm really glad you did it because the video is awesome. Electric sitar…respeck!


JazzBanjoRex - Tobacco Road
Great tune, thanks.

erivel
05-12-2013, 10:55 PM
Gary Numan!!! Great choice and awesome version!


Ditto that!


ericvel - Cars!!
Very wonderful. If anyone could turn a uke into this synth rock ice anthem it would have been you. More enjoyable than the original for my money.

Thanks guys!! :)

Hippie Dribble
05-12-2013, 11:32 PM
When me and Eugenie first got together I was driving a beaten up 85 Nissan Urvan: rust everywhere, metallic shiny blue paint, flowery curtains, mattress in the back...you get the idea. We used to take it camping pretty often. It ran OK, as long as we fed her a drink of oil every hour or so to stop her from blowing up. Anyway, we had lots of good times in the old beast, and when she was consigned to the ol' junkyard in the sky a few years back I wrote this little ditty as a tribute to her and those days... :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as2HNuJ4RpA

redpaul1
05-13-2013, 04:19 AM
3 chords to this 1979 golden oldie, from the man who brought you 'Sloop John B' and 'Daydream Believer'

Am & F in the verses
F & Em in the chorus.

http://youtu.be/UWhnXwk1HNQ

Gold - John Stewart
INTRO: Am F 2x

Am
When the lights go down in the California town
F Am
People are in for the evening
Am
I jump into my car and I throw in my guitar
F Am
My heart beatin' time with the breathing

F Em
Driving over Kanan, singing to my soul
F Am F
There's people out there turnin' music into gold

Am
Well, my buddy Jim Bass, he's a-working pumping gas
F Am
And he makes two fifty for an hour
Am
He's got rhythm in his hands as he's tappin' on the cans
F Am
Sings rock and roll in the shower

F Em
Driving over Kanan, singing to my soul
F Am F
There's people out there turnin' music into gold

Am
Ah, California girls are the greatest in the world
F Am
Each one a song in the making
Am
Singin' rhymes with me, I can hear the melody
F Am F
Story is there for the taking ooohh

BREAK: Am F 2x

F Em
Driving over Kanan, singing to my soul
F Am F
There's people out there turnin' music into gold

Am
When the lights go down in the California town
F Am
People are in for the evening
Am
I jump into my car and I throw in my guitar
F Am
My heart beatin' time with the breathing

F Em
Driving over Kanan, singing to my soul
F Am
There's people out there turnin' music into gold
F Am
There's people out there turnin' music into gold

BREAK: Am F 2x

Am F
People out there turnin' music into gold, into gold
Am F
People out there turnin' music into gold, into gold
Workin' on the radio,
Am F
People out there turnin' music into gold, into gold
Slippin' down the backroad
Am F
People out there turnin' music into gold, into gold
Am F
People out there turnin' music into gold, into gold


Should the line "Driving over Kanan" intrigue you, click here (http://goo.gl/maps/rEtLf), and all shall be revealed :)

ukuLily Mars
05-13-2013, 04:37 AM
Bonus tutorial! "Fire" by Springsteen. I think this is a fun and easy song to play. Someone out there learn this song from my tutorial and post their own version. Pretty please (:


Thanks, bonesigh! This looks fun! I'll work on it later in the week but I'm not sure I can get it done in time.

decaturcomp
05-13-2013, 05:39 AM
Oh, this is too fine for words.
I'm beginning to think we could have a songwriter's challenge for on the theme of 'rattletrap cars I have owned'.


When me and Eugenie first got together I was driving a beaten up 85 Nissan Urvan: rust everywhere, metallic shiny blue paint, flowery curtains, mattress in the back...you get the idea. We used to take it camping pretty often. It ran OK, as long as we fed her a drink of oil every hour or so to stop her from blowing up. Anyway, we had lots of good times in the old beast, and when she was consigned to the ol' junkyard in the sky a few years back I wrote this little ditty as a tribute to her and those days... :)

bigchiz
05-13-2013, 06:36 AM
I have a MacBook Air with built in camera, iMovie and QuickTime X. Is that enough to do multitrack? And if so, is there a place (or a link to a place) that describes the process of doing such? Would like to lay down chords then put the melody over it for a song I'm sure you will all enjoy. :)

decaturcomp
05-13-2013, 07:02 AM
Hi Chiz, A few folks here might be able to help and are very talented/skilled, but there's a section of the forums HERE (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?39-Audio-Video) for just such info. I'd give that a look/read at that area and then post your question. Good luck!


I have a MacBook Air with built in camera, iMovie and QuickTime X. Is that enough to do multitrack? And if so, is there a place (or a link to a place) that describes the process of doing such? Would like to lay down chords then put the melody over it for a song I'm sure you will all enjoy. :)

erivel
05-13-2013, 07:45 AM
Bonus track for you: Drive by the Cars.


http://youtu.be/SG8d05tdGPM

bigchiz
05-13-2013, 08:01 AM
Hi Chiz, A few folks here might be able to help and are very talented/skilled, but there's a section of the forums HERE (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?39-Audio-Video) for just such info. I'd give that a look/read at that area and then post your question. Good luck!

Perfect, thanks for the link!

southside mike
05-13-2013, 10:21 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoEOYWCDvRQ

Robert Mitchum wrote, starred, produced and sang the title song of this movie back in 1958. I remember seeing it as a very young boy in the back seat of our two tone 1956 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible at the drive in. What a way to watch a movie. Mr. Mitchum tried to get Elvis to play the part of his little brother in the movie but Colonel Parker wanted a salary for Elvis that was more than the entire budget of the film. I wonder if that had happened if Elvis would have sang the title song? The part of his younger brother ended up being played by his son James Mitchum. I'll bet he saved a little money by doing that.
Anyway this is my season 65 of the ukulele entrée.

decaturcomp
05-13-2013, 11:02 AM
erivel - Drive
What a great version of this tune. FWIW Greg Hawkes former keys for the Cars is a uke guy now and played this and other stuff and jammed with us at the Tampa Bay Getaway last year.


Southside Mike - Thunder Road
Mitchum!! Terrific Job. I was hoping this one would surface this seaoson. This was a huge song in my little circle of primary schoolers.

Hochapeafarm
05-13-2013, 11:53 AM
Friends ~ It has been a ROUGH three days. My father-in-law flew in from the East coast (across the whole flippin' country) and the morning after he had arrived, he tripped and fell in our house and BROKE HIS HIP!!! He is 83 yrs. old! Of course, the ambulance had to be called -- the whole nine yards -- he had to have surgery and will be out of commission for 6-8 weeks. We have NO family in the area (we are on the West coast!) and this situation is indeed problematic. I am asking for prayers and well-wishes for my father-in-law from those who are willing -- thank you!

To let me escape the situation, I decided to learn a song for this week -- albeit QUICKLY so it's is REALLY rough all-around. But, again, participating this week allowed me some time to get-away back to a time when things were less complicated as this is a tune from my teenage years (well, let's face it, our teenage years are HARDLY "less-complicated" -- well, you probably can catch my drift!). This is my first entry with my new uke, too -- I now have Erivel's (Eric) old beautiful Pohaku koa/pearwood tenor -- I am in love. :-) :love: Thank you, Eric, for a wonderful uke and thanks to Alan for a fun theme this week!

Here's The Cars "Drive."


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

uke4ia
05-13-2013, 11:58 AM
Should the line "Driving over Kanan" intrigue you, click here (http://goo.gl/maps/rEtLf), and all shall be revealed :)

I have a co-worker whose last name is Kanan. I think she'll be happier if I don't sing this song. :)

decaturcomp
05-13-2013, 12:47 PM
Oh, that is just heartbreakingly beautiful. Thanks for sharing such a subtle and soulful performance. It's peculiar that we just had the same song a few moments ago from the guy who used to own that very uke! They're both distinct and wonderful, though. I'll say that I should probably stand in line for his next resale item because I think you were bringing some of the erivel magic just now.

Thanks.


Friends ~ It has been a ROUGH three days. My father-in-law flew in from the East coast (across the whole flippin' country) and the morning after he had arrived, he tripped and fell in our house and BROKE HIS HIP!!! He is 83 yrs. old! Of course, the ambulance had to be called -- the whole nine yards -- he had to have surgery and will be out of commission for 6-8 weeks. We have NO family in the area (we are on the West coast!) and this situation is indeed problematic. I am asking for prayers and well-wishes for my father-in-law from those who are willing -- thank you!

To let me escape the situation, I decided to learn a song for this week -- albeit QUICKLY so it's is REALLY rough all-around. But, again, participating this week allowed me some time to get-away back to a time when things were less complicated as this is a tune from my teenage years (well, let's face it, our teenage years are HARDLY "less-complicated" -- well, you probably can catch my drift!). This is my first entry with my new uke, too -- I now have Erivel's (Eric) old beautiful Pohaku koa/pearwood tenor -- I am in love. :-) :love: Thank you, Eric, for a wonderful uke and thanks to Alan for a fun theme this week!

Here's The Cars "Drive."

Jazzbanjorex
05-13-2013, 01:32 PM
Rex, I think this week you should try for a song recorded in the car. The fishing-cabin decor is nice and all, but this is the time to drive...
:D

I wonder if my son has any bed sheets with cars on them to cover my window. I guess I could go out in the car and record a song. I've done it a time or two.

decaturcomp
05-13-2013, 01:41 PM
metaphorical driving, yes. even goofily metaphorical like this little singalong from REM (chords are in the youtube notes)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELpk3LEA-Xk

I mentioned that only Chelle has represented the Women of the Seasonistas with an entry so far, I know that others are making plans, please jump into the carpool lane when you have a chance.
Bonesigh, posted a lovely tutorial as well, so let's travel, mmkay?

Jazzbanjorex
05-13-2013, 01:47 PM
Chevy Van, Sammy Johns.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPYrrOjft7s

GinnyT11
05-13-2013, 02:33 PM
Friends ~ It has been a ROUGH three days.... To let me escape the situation, I decided to learn a song for this week -- albeit QUICKLY so it's is REALLY rough all-around. But, again, participating this week allowed me some time to get-away back to a time when things were less complicated as this is a tune from my teenage years (well, let's face it, our teenage years are HARDLY "less-complicated" -- well, you probably can catch my drift!). This is my first entry with my new uke, too -- I now have Erivel's (Eric) old beautiful Pohaku koa/pearwood tenor -- I am in love. :-) :love: Thank you, Eric, for a wonderful uke and thanks to Alan for a fun theme this week! Here's The Cars "Drive."


Chelle, I'm sorry for your father-in-law's difficulty. That's a big stress on everyone. But I'm glad you got Eric's Pohaku uke—it's a uke worth selling lesser ukes for. (We have two.) I wish you peace and a calm spirit whenever you play it. Thank you for posting a song when it was a tough time.

erivel
05-13-2013, 03:41 PM
Friends ~ It has been a ROUGH three days. My father-in-law flew in from the East coast (across the whole flippin' country) and the morning after he had arrived, he tripped and fell in our house and BROKE HIS HIP!!! He is 83 yrs. old! Of course, the ambulance had to be called -- the whole nine yards -- he had to have surgery and will be out of commission for 6-8 weeks. We have NO family in the area (we are on the West coast!) and this situation is indeed problematic. I am asking for prayers and well-wishes for my father-in-law from those who are willing -- thank you!

To let me escape the situation, I decided to learn a song for this week -- albeit QUICKLY so it's is REALLY rough all-around. But, again, participating this week allowed me some time to get-away back to a time when things were less complicated as this is a tune from my teenage years (well, let's face it, our teenage years are HARDLY "less-complicated" -- well, you probably can catch my drift!). This is my first entry with my new uke, too -- I now have Erivel's (Eric) old beautiful Pohaku koa/pearwood tenor -- I am in love. :-) :love: Thank you, Eric, for a wonderful uke and thanks to Alan for a fun theme this week!

Here's The Cars "Drive."


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

What a coincidence! :) The new uke sounds great, nice job! Wishing your father-in-law a speedy recovery!

erivel
05-13-2013, 03:50 PM
erivel - Drive
What a great version of this tune. FWIW Greg Hawkes former keys for the Cars is a uke guy now and played this and other stuff and jammed with us at the Tampa Bay Getaway last year.

Thanks Alan! That's cool that you got to jam with him! I've checked out his uke videos on YT before and I really like his version of "You Might Think." I want to learn that one sometime.

uke4ia
05-13-2013, 06:10 PM
I've been wondering if you were going to bring the Kraftwerk or not...
I seriously thought about that when I was deciding on the theme.


I didn't notice this post when you made it. Just a few minutes ago, I was watching erivel's "Cars" and wondering if he or Christian could be talked into doing "Autobahn". I forgot that song dated back to 1974, so it was maybe too early for the folks who grew up with New Wave. I had a couple of other obscure things in mind if I do more bonus tracks. But who knows?

decaturcomp
05-13-2013, 06:34 PM
You know, I'm always up for the stuff you bring around here. Stuff that I never heard or dimly recall and you have down cold is really great.


I didn't notice this post when you made it. Just a few minutes ago, I was watching erivel's "Cars" and wondering if he or Christian could be talked into doing "Autobahn". I forgot that song dated back to 1974, so it was maybe too early for the folks who grew up with New Wave. I had a couple of other obscure things in mind if I do more bonus tracks. But who knows?

decaturcomp
05-13-2013, 06:36 PM
Singalong

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B-cGXTUUr4
Bring your G Harp FiL and all the rest of you harmonicats.
Warning to TCK:
May contain peanuts or Eagles content but I gave them a miss on the first record especially with this Jackson Browne/Glen Frey song

decaturcomp
05-13-2013, 06:46 PM
Good one JBR!
Thanks for helping us to tend the wayback machine.


Chevy Van, Sammy Johns.

TCK
05-13-2013, 08:20 PM
Sweet Baby Jesus...you did it! You know, it was the first thing that popped into my head...which I beat against the wall repeatedly to get it out. Love this mate
Singalong

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B-cGXTUUr4
Bring your G Harp FiL and all the rest of you harmonicats.
Warning to TCK:
May contain peanuts or Eagles content but I gave them a miss on the first record especially with this Jackson Browne/Glen Frey song

Dan Uke
05-13-2013, 08:34 PM
Because of this season, I'm watching Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift to get inspired. It's like a 3 hr movie on cable w/ all the commercials!! LOL

wee_ginga_yin
05-13-2013, 09:00 PM
Big 60's bonus by Ray Charles and featuring a cartoon Tom Waits.

The song, which has a strong beat, is a brief, rather comic duet between
a fed-up woman and her good-for-nothing man. He tries to wheedle her into
letting him stay, but she will have none of it.

"'cause it's understood: you ain't got no money, you just ain't no good."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_N_Ve7IDpw

erivel
05-13-2013, 09:02 PM
I didn't notice this post when you made it. Just a few minutes ago, I was watching erivel's "Cars" and wondering if he or Christian could be talked into doing "Autobahn". I forgot that song dated back to 1974, so it was maybe too early for the folks who grew up with New Wave. I had a couple of other obscure things in mind if I do more bonus tracks. But who knows?

Perhaps our friends in Munich want to tackle that one? :)

pabrizzer
05-13-2013, 09:46 PM
Someone HAD to do it. I was going to get Charlie to do it on her own but she didn't come over today. So it's just me - sorry.
But it is a Woody song - not his exact lyrics but you get the idea. Starters haven't been on the floor for quite some time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo5wJ9RCnVQ

wee_ginga_yin
05-14-2013, 02:17 AM
I have never owned a new car in all of my life. The first car I bought was a 1954
Landrover 80" SWB and it was about 20 years old when I bought it. This thing had
a crank handle at the front, and while on the way to India in it the bendix spring on
the starter motor went bust. No problem... just started her up with the crank handle...
now who can truthfully say they have done the same?

This song is about the shame of owning a used car, though I must say personally
I have taken great pride in some of the clunkers I have owned and driven. Fiat 600 with a
four cylinder engine. Saab 96 with a V4, 50's VW beetle with a split rear window, VW combi
with tartan curtains, Talbot Horizon with panzer strength bodywork. The only car I owned
and hated was a Renault 6. To take the starter motor out you had to buy a special tool.
That is just not right.

This is my official entry.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_RN8wxUEbI

decaturcomp
05-14-2013, 02:54 AM
wee ginga yin - Hit the Road Jack
Using tom for an illustrative sad sack is brilliant. Your singing, likewise. I feel that he'd enjoy a duet never mind how misanthropic he might seem to be.


Pabrizzer - Take You Driving in My Car
It was worth waiting for this one to hear your take on it. I'll bet the Cha and Pa take would have been great. Good to see you were able to soldier on, though. I can imagine you two singing this together as you go driveabout.


wee ginga yin - Used Cars
I'm surprised we got this far without a Boss tune but this one is just great. It's just right for you, too. I mean to compliment the songwriter by saying that.


So, you had a split window bug, eh? I had a few of them but none with that split window. Kept on the lookout though, just so I could tell it from the other ones if nothing else. I always admired the innovations they had like using the air from the spare to power the windshield washer spray.

TCK - Thanks for the note. Skidoo and I are hoping to do one for you later in the week.

CTurner
05-14-2013, 03:38 AM
Really love that Pohaku. Congrats on that purchase and let's hear more songs on it!


Friends ~ It has been a ROUGH three days. My father-in-law flew in from the East coast (across the whole flippin' country) and the morning after he had arrived, he tripped and fell in our house and BROKE HIS HIP!!! He is 83 yrs. old! Of course, the ambulance had to be called -- the whole nine yards -- he had to have surgery and will be out of commission for 6-8 weeks. We have NO family in the area (we are on the West coast!) and this situation is indeed problematic. I am asking for prayers and well-wishes for my father-in-law from those who are willing -- thank you!

To let me escape the situation, I decided to learn a song for this week -- albeit QUICKLY so it's is REALLY rough all-around. But, again, participating this week allowed me some time to get-away back to a time when things were less complicated as this is a tune from my teenage years (well, let's face it, our teenage years are HARDLY "less-complicated" -- well, you probably can catch my drift!). This is my first entry with my new uke, too -- I now have Erivel's (Eric) old beautiful Pohaku koa/pearwood tenor -- I am in love. :-) :love: Thank you, Eric, for a wonderful uke and thanks to Alan for a fun theme this week!

Here's The Cars "Drive."


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

wee_ginga_yin
05-14-2013, 04:44 AM
wee ginga yin - Used Cars

So, you had a split window bug, eh? I had a few of them but none with that split window. Kept on the lookout though, just so I could tell it from the other ones if nothing else. I always admired the innovations they had like using the air from the spare to power the windshield washer spray.

In the 70's I drove that Beetle all over Scandinavia. Air cooled engine... I remember driving into a petrol station in Leningrad
and popping the bonnet open and asking the attendant to fill up the gas tank. He was perplexed and was sort of looking for the
engine up front. You can imagine his amazement when I popped the boot open to reveal the engine in the back and asked him to do
an oil check. Those were the cold war days and all of the russian cars were front drive engines. Those were the days you had to
remove your windscreen wipers if you parked your car on the street. If you didn't then they would get stolen. Oh happy days on
the hippie trail.:cool:

peewee
05-14-2013, 06:11 AM
Big 60's bonus by Ray Charles and featuring a cartoon Tom Waits.

The song, which has a strong beat, is a brief, rather comic duet between
a fed-up woman and her good-for-nothing man. He tries to wheedle her into
letting him stay, but she will have none of it.

"'cause it's understood: you ain't got no money, you just ain't no good."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_N_Ve7IDpw

WGY, you can stay, that was epic. You might enjoy this bilingual balafon version from a 70s recording from deepest Cameroon. The story goes that a nature documentary crew was stranded in Botmakak by a mechanical breakdown, luckily they did not have a vehicle equipped with a crank starter. The sound guy used his nagra and the boss's tapes to record the hotel band. since nothing is obscure anymore, it is available on YT:
http://youtu.be/uA7wLryIQN4

Hochapeafarm
05-14-2013, 07:37 AM
erivel - Drive
What a great version of this tune. FWIW Greg Hawkes former keys for the Cars is a uke guy now and played this and other stuff and jammed with us at the Tampa Bay Getaway last year.

Thanks, everyone, for your well-wishes re: my father-in-law; your support means so much to me! Thanks, also, for the kind words on my new Pohaku. :)

Alan and Eric, I found this little gem of a video -- Greg Hawkes of The Cars with Tim Mann doing "Drive" on their ukes -- check it! :-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taNcWSQgxF0

Jazzbanjorex
05-14-2013, 07:38 AM
I was going to do this song but why when this guy did it so well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CNd1aAqVMM
Enjoy

erivel
05-14-2013, 07:58 AM
Thanks, everyone, for your well-wishes re: my father-in-law; your support means so much to me! Thanks, also, for the kind words on my new Pohaku. :)

Alan and Eric, I found this little gem of a video -- Greg Hawkes of The Cars with Tim Mann doing "Drive" on their ukes -- check it! :-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taNcWSQgxF0

That was fantastic! :)

xommen
05-14-2013, 09:48 AM
A sad story for a bonus, Last Kiss by Pearl Jam:

http://youtu.be/b3MtV-q8TSg

Barbablanca
05-14-2013, 10:29 AM
Just thought you guys would appreciate this shot of me from our debut gig as a blues band last Friday night. Ukuleles ROCK!

I'm preparing an original for this week. Hope to record it with our lead guitarist later in the week! Watch this space!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/248998_10201085627653004_127902180_n.jpg

PS Some great stuff this week! Keep it coming!

PPS Check out more photows of the band in action (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10201085612812633.1073741833.1537971638&type=1) here if you're on Facebook

TheUkeBloke
05-14-2013, 10:59 AM
I was going to do this song but why when this guy did it so well.
Enjoy
Thanks Rex for posting this video of Sausalito Summer Nights (on ukulele) by Scott and Mark - what a great performance, very entertaining, great rhythm - I'll be listening to this for some time to come... :)

UkeyDave
05-14-2013, 11:15 AM
This song has already been entered as a bonus so I will put this in as my entry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4AKZh6vaNw

TheUkeBloke
05-14-2013, 11:15 AM
Just thought you guys would appreciate this shot of me from our debut gig as a blues band last Friday night. Ukuleles ROCK!

Great photo, thanks - make a good album cover.....!
Going to check out your Facebook now.

UkeyDave
05-14-2013, 11:31 AM
Oh Crikey, I've just had a quick look at the entries and realised there are more than one entry for Drive by the Cars. Sorry folks for adding yet another one.

pabrizzer
05-14-2013, 11:34 AM
Just thought you guys would appreciate this shot of me from our debut gig as a blues band last Friday night. Ukuleles ROCK!

I'm preparing an original for this week. Hope to record it with our lead guitarist later in the week! Watch this space!


PS Some great stuff this week! Keep it coming!

PPS Check out more photows of the band in action (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10201085612812633.1073741833.1537971638&type=1) here if you're on Facebook

Gee Berni if I was able to I would have been at that gig but as that is not possible how about sharing some video of the band???

Tootler
05-14-2013, 12:07 PM
I have plans for an original instrumental, but family demands keep thwarting them as it needs time - Oh! and I decided to change the arrangement. :music:

For the meantime, I go to plan B. Here is a Beatles "Oldie"; Drive My Car from their Rubber Soul album.


http://youtu.be/Pf8D0jfa-DI

If I don't get my other project done, call this my entry.

Barbablanca
05-14-2013, 12:22 PM
Gee Berni if I was able to I would have been at that gig but as that is not possible how about sharing some video of the band???

The moment we get video Brian, it'll be posted to UU. Believe it or not, as far as I know, no video exists for the gig. We just didn't think about it, we were all too wired about the actual gig, I guess. :cool:

~dave~~wave~
05-14-2013, 01:18 PM
From my garage band days, one take, shot in my garage.

Crosstown Traffic, track 3, side 1, "Electric Ladyland" ​double gatefold vinyl LP by the Jimi Hendrix Experience (1968).







http://youtu.be/Msaz5zN3DsQ

chrimess
05-14-2013, 01:30 PM
Let me look into it-Kraftwerk I take it?
I didn't notice this post when you made it. Just a few minutes ago, I was watching erivel's "Cars" and wondering if he or Christian could be talked into doing "Autobahn". I forgot that song dated back to 1974, so it was maybe too early for the folks who grew up with New Wave. I had a couple of other obscure things in mind if I do more bonus tracks. But who knows?

Jazzbanjorex
05-14-2013, 02:00 PM
I can't drive 44, Sammy Hagar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1X7YCgp7uM

Jazzbanjorex
05-14-2013, 02:23 PM
I had to settle for this take the Tulsa Ukulele Club is calling me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoXZag9osCA

southside mike
05-14-2013, 02:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvnQ8mBee_o
I should have saved this one for Friday. Written by Earl Greene

TCK
05-14-2013, 04:20 PM
Giants gave up six in the first inning...so I sought the consolation of my Ukulele and the seasons.
Number two- if you know the words, well, you know what to do
My favorite driving song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qN2K7I8UqY&feature=youtu.be

GinnyT11
05-14-2013, 05:32 PM
I had to settle for this take the Tulsa Ukulele Club is calling me.


Rex, THANK YOU for doing Radar Love! This is a fantastic road song and one of my faves. Woo hoo!

uke4ia
05-14-2013, 06:50 PM
Let me look into it-Kraftwerk I take it?

Yes, we're talking about the Kraftwerk song. I've been toying with it the last couple of nights, and I could probably put together a 1 minute version.

redpaul1
05-15-2013, 01:23 AM
Rex, THANK YOU for doing Radar Love! This is a fantastic road song and one of my faves. Woo hoo!
Ginny - you might like this version as well, from two good friends of mine - with added bonus: it's actually recorded in a car (& I know how you value authentic locations for your road songs)!! ;)


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

You might know them as 'The Re-Entrants' - now they're simply Doleman & Emmerson www.dolemanemmerson.co.uk (www.dolemanemmerson.co.uk/‎)

TheUkeBloke
05-15-2013, 01:44 AM
My entry for Ukulele Underground Season 65.
East Bound and Down written by Jerry Reed.
This should fit the theme, all about trucking beer, eluding the law, and a nice loud truck to start it off....!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lesw_6sbVEI

max2173
05-15-2013, 02:41 AM
I've been working on something rather difficult since Sunday night and today it struck me, it's about biking rather than driving. Is this not allowable or should I go ahead and record it anyway? (That's if I can even get the arrangement together, I've not managed to play past the intro in one go yet!)

decaturcomp
05-15-2013, 03:30 AM
Go for it Max.
The road is the road is the rode is the ride...


I've been working on something rather difficult since Sunday night and today it struck me, it's about biking rather than driving. Is this not allowable or should I go ahead and record it anyway? (That's if I can even get the arrangement together, I've not managed to play past the intro in one go yet!)

decaturcomp
05-15-2013, 03:44 AM
Ach ja, stimmt.


Let me look into it-Kraftwerk I take it?

decaturcomp
05-15-2013, 03:49 AM
This is a bunch of fun, thanks!
I like videos where the folks making them seem to be having a good time.


Ginny - you might like this version as well, from two good friends of mine - with added bonus: it's actually recorded in a car (& I know how you value authentic locations for your road songs)!! ;)

]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaaJrfAjJjk[/video]

You might know them as 'The Re-Entrants' - now they're simply Doleman & Emmerson www.dolemanemmerson.co.uk (http://www.dolemanemmerson.co.uk/‎)

decaturcomp
05-15-2013, 03:52 AM
Great job, little Brother! I love this and sang along at the top of my range, er Lungs.


Giants gave up six in the first inning...so I sought the consolation of my Ukulele and the seasons.
Number two- if you know the words, well, you know what to do
My favorite driving song

wee_ginga_yin
05-15-2013, 04:06 AM
OK I succumbed to the lures of Nebraska and had to... felt compelled to do a Brucie bonus... a classic song about driving through the night and listening to the radio... 57 channels and nothing on :-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnHoRKQ1igw

TCK
05-15-2013, 04:27 AM
My entry for Ukulele Underground Season 65.
East Bound and Down written by Jerry Reed.
This should fit the theme, all about trucking beer, eluding the law, and a nice loud truck to start it off....!

The pilot brought Jerry Reed to the seasons...my life is complete (although if we all did trucking songs for the rest of the week, well that would be grand).
Great job Pilot
Here is the link from the radio show a few weeks back...an hour of truckin' songs if anyone needs inspiration ;)
http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/entry/2013-04-07T09_50_40-07_00

redpaul1
05-15-2013, 04:30 AM
OK I succumbed to the lures of Nebraska and had to... felt compelled to do a Brucie bonus... a classic song about driving through the night and listening to the radio... 57 channels and nothing on :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnHoRKQ1igw

Dam! I was looking at that one too. Brilliant version!

Fun fact - both this Bruce song and the Beatles, "Come Together" reference Chuck Berrry's "You Can't Catch Me". In fact they both reference the very same verse:

Bruce: "New Jersey Turnpike in the wee, wee hours, /Sun's just a red ball rising behind those refinery towers"
Beatles: "Here come old flat-top, he come grooving up slowly /He got ju-ju eyeball, he one holy roller"

Chuck: "New Jersey Turnpike in the wee wee hours /I was rollin' slowly 'cos of drizzlin' showers,
Here come a flat-top, he was movin' up with me /Then come wavin' goodbye in a little old souped-up Jitney"

redpaul1
05-15-2013, 05:07 AM
This is a bunch of fun, thanks!
I like videos where the folks making them seem to be having a good time.
Glad you like - you should check out their other videos - they* never fail to have a good time while playing!


*The Re-entrants

frisbee fred
05-15-2013, 05:08 AM
A song of great social import......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmy3nzvd9dA&feature=youtu.be

This is both an entry and a sing-a-long. The chords are D G D A7 D.

decaturcomp
05-15-2013, 06:59 AM
That's very cool. I know all of these songs and never put that together.

As my favorite Aunt used to say, "There's talent in knowing what to steal."


Dam! I was looking at that one too. Brilliant version!

Fun fact - both this Bruce song and the Beatles, "Come Together" reference Chuck Berrry's "You Can't Catch Me". In fact they both reference the very same verse:

Bruce: "New Jersey Turnpike in the wee, wee hours, /Sun's just a red ball rising behind those refinery towers"
Beatles: "Here come old flat-top, he come grooving up slowly / He got ju-ju eyeball, he one holy roller"

Chuck: "New Jersey Turnpike in the wee wee hours /I was rollin' slowly 'cos of drizzlin' showers
"Here come a flat-top, he was movin' up with me /Then come wavin' goodbye in a little old souped-up Jitney"

decaturcomp
05-15-2013, 07:08 AM
Alan's thoughts on our EXCELLENT season so far (update)

First, we have an official theme song for the season, the Cars' "Drive" new versions welcomed warmly. 3 or 4 versions of the same great song from talented folk like you is never enough for me.

Second, thanks for the folks who have taken up the "singalong" idea. I love the thought of having a non-competitive aspect to the season that only want's folks to play more music together. One of our fellow seasonistas mentioned to me that he preferred to post bonuses for a similar reason because he didn't want to compete but to share songs. That's kinda nice.

Third, if you haven't jumped into the season yet, I'm still really excited to hear what you're going to play.

Here's a little catchup for recent posts:

The Uke Bloke - East Bound and Down
Are you sure you're not from the South (of England, at least)? This is terrific.


Southside Mike - Six Days on the Road
Another classic! Nice job. Your version sounds closer to George Jones than some of the others and I mean that as a compliment.


UkeyDave - Drive
Hey, UD. I wouldn't ever let the fact that a song has been used as an entry or otherwise keep you from entering it if that's your choice for the season, too. I've only seen other hosts encouraging multiple versions of the same tune.


In this case, I'm glad you decided to post it because we have an official theme song for the Season now! Great job!


Tootler - Drive My Car
It sounds like you have an official entry coming from your comment so I'll put this in the bonus category for now. If things change and you want this as an entry please just let me know.


You're turning into something of a rocker since you 'went electric'!
I kinda like this side of your perfoming persona.


~~~~~dave~~~~~ - Crosstown Traffic!!
Brother, you nailed this! Even provided the other instrumental parts vocally. I'm so impressed I cannot talk. Okay, now I can again but only to say. I totally want to jam some tunes with you sometime. I'm thinking we're born under the same sinewave~~~~~~


Jazzbanjorex - I'm incapable of maintaining the legal speed restrictions in my community


Smokin' work on this. Sammy would be proud.


Jassbanjorex - Radar Love
Isn't it ironic that the Radar is what causes one to be "lawcaught"
for an inability to drive 55?


This is a truely wonderful version of the tune. You're on fire with this one straight through the tune. Very well done.


TCK - In the Curve (singalong)
What can I say, Man. I sangalong at the top of my lungs. Just great! Three listens so far. thanks!
BTW I really like that ending for the song.


wee ginga yin - open all night
Man, this is just amazing. One of my favorites you've done.


Frisbee Fred - Mercedes Benz
What a great version! I've never heard it sung quite that way. I like it a lot.

wee_ginga_yin
05-15-2013, 07:24 AM
Fun fact - both this Bruce song and the Beatles, "Come Together" reference Chuck Berrry's "You Can't Catch Me".

Chuck has a ton of good automotive songs NADINE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=Cm8ktxzaumg) NO PARTICULAR PLACE TO GO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIY4OEAd6Yk) and MAYBELLENE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUHaubTv_Rs) spring to mind.
Seems he had a thing about women and cars, but that song you mentioned is fantastic cos he's got all the moves
even down to the trademark duck walk. Great stuff.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcblXxc4oqo

greenie44
05-15-2013, 07:26 AM
OK I succumbed to the lures of Nebraska and had to... felt compelled to do a Brucie bonus... a classic song about driving through the night and listening to the radio... 57 channels and nothing on :-)



Great song, great version!

wallyboy
05-15-2013, 08:19 AM
great songs already posted,

here is a loose go at born to be wild,
bit fluffy in places, good fun tho, i done the vid in two,

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

xommen
05-15-2013, 08:34 AM
As Alan pronounced this the theme song for this season, I thought I would also record a version. I recorded this with just my camera. I put it in C if anybody wants to play along ;-).

http://youtu.be/hF7CJA9CumA

UkeyDave
05-15-2013, 09:13 AM
Here is the link from the radio show a few weeks back...an hour of truckin' songs if anyone needs inspiration ;)
http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/entry/2013-04-07T09_50_40-07_00
And what a FANDABULOSUS play list of BRILLIANT SKA music it is too. Takes me back. Thanks for sharing this Dave.

peewee
05-15-2013, 09:22 AM
Chuck has a ton of good automotive songs NADINE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=Cm8ktxzaumg) NO PARTICULAR PLACE TO GO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIY4OEAd6Yk) and MAYBELLENE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUHaubTv_Rs) spring to mind.
Seems he had a thing about women and cars, but that song you mentioned is fantastic cos he's got all the moves
even down to the trademark duck walk. Great stuff.

My week would be made with a WGY version of No Money Down
http://youtu.be/CgKIL7qOhOU
please?

peewee
05-15-2013, 09:32 AM
What a week, so many songs to do.

BONUS TRACK (sing along if you know the words)

Here's a pretty obscure one by early LA punkers the Dickies.
(see 2:03 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=m2UWzhm3YPE#t=124s)
Manny Moe and Jack.
MM&J are the mascots of a chain of auto parts stores (https://www.google.com/search?q=pep+boys&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=4NOTUc_POca6iwLdw4HwBg&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1027&bih=620) and have a regional and cartoonish charm all their own.
My buddy Danny rescued me and figured out the chords, so thanks to him!

Also I'm stuck with phone videos for now until I figure out how to cure my imovie ills.

http://youtu.be/_S9JUZhzhlk


http://youtu.be/_S9JUZhzhlk

UkeyDave
05-15-2013, 10:38 AM
Also I'm stuck with phone videos for now until I figure out how to cure my imovie ills.



Hey Peewee, There is an update for iMovie that fixes a few bugs. Try downloading that.

TheUkeBloke
05-15-2013, 10:41 AM
OK I succumbed to the lures of Nebraska and had to... felt compelled to do a Brucie bonus... a classic song about driving through the night and listening to the radio... 57 channels and nothing on :-)

Man, what a great song with lots of feeling - excellent work. Really enjoyed this one.

uke4ia
05-15-2013, 11:44 AM
What a week, so many songs to do.

BONUS TRACK (sing along if you know the words)

Here's a pretty obscure one by early LA punkers the Dickies.


Berni wants to hear someone play "Willin'" this week. Could you post your recent French version as a bonus track?

wee_ginga_yin
05-15-2013, 11:58 AM
Hey Peewee, There is an update for iMovie that fixes a few bugs. Try downloading that.

I have had troubles with imovie as well. Sometimes youtube does not like the format and any tweeks to the audio
just get rejected. I used to save the video to itunes and upload it from there... that gave me problems, now I just share
straight to youtube and the problem seems to have been resolved.

decaturcomp
05-15-2013, 12:10 PM
wallyboy - born to be wild
good choice and excellent attire!


xommen - The Cars' Drive
Wim I think that's the first time we've ever seen you chortle. That was excellent. I dig the upbeat treatment of our theme song, too, you really breathed some extra moxie into it!


peewee - Man E, Moe-HO and Jack
Dickies song! What's next, Dead Milkmen, Angry Samoans, Heinous Beanfang? This was full o' fun and ultra well done!

erivel
05-15-2013, 12:14 PM
I didn't think I'd have time to record another one for this week. I learned this one late last night and had a half an hour this morning to put this together, so it's pretty sloppy...

I loved Grease when I was a kid. Enjoy! :)


http://youtu.be/jJUQaU4KOS4

xommen
05-15-2013, 12:27 PM
xommen - The Cars' Drive
Wim I think that's the first time we've ever seen you chortle. That was excellent. I dig the upbeat treatment of our theme song, too, you really breathed some extra moxie into it!

Thanks Alan,

Normally I am really focussed (and thus look really serious) on the paper that has the chords and lyrics.
And on the intro I'm allways thinking what season was this again, in this case I messed that up and then recorded this intro afterwards.
Maybe I should mess up my first intro more often ;).

decaturcomp
05-15-2013, 12:58 PM
That was the best thing relating to Grease I've ever seen. If the performers in the movie were as good as you are I think it might have been a bigger hit.
Really brilliantly done.


I didn't think I'd have time to record another one for this week. I learned this one late last night and had a half an hour this morning to put this together, so it's pretty sloppy...

I loved Grease when I was a kid. Enjoy! :)

GinnyT11
05-15-2013, 01:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blwk15IgyDA

Here's my road song, but it's unthreatening to others on the road, as it's just "a groovy little motorbike."

decaturcomp
05-15-2013, 01:26 PM
Ladies and Gents,
Last Season's winner and returning CHAMPION, Ginny!!!!

That was so completely wonderful, GT(does NOT stand for Grand Turismo normally but perhaps this week?)! When I saw "groovy little motorbike" in the description I was already smiling and then, when you were grinning during the first part of the video, I was chuckling happily the rest of the way through. I was trying to harmonize a background, "honda, honda, to faster, faster.." but i only heard one voice in the room somehow. Happy road songs are not that easy to come by for some reason although travelling is something most of us really enjoy. Lots of fun, and beautifully done.




Here's my road song, but it's unthreatening to others on the road, as it's just "a groovy little motorbike."

decaturcomp
05-15-2013, 01:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3_c6i6NG7c

pabrizzer
05-15-2013, 01:39 PM
Yes Alan a bit of relatively obscure James Taylor. Good version too!
Hold your noses I plan on sharing some dead skunk later.

Barbablanca
05-15-2013, 02:18 PM
Tonight, the Guitarist from our new Blues Band came around and we recorded a couple of videos: this one for the Baron's Blues Battle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWMoVnX-jV0) and the following for the 65th Season.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDatK5qRvF8&feature=youtube_gdata

Hope you enjoy them.

Lyrics on the Youtube page. Click on MORE in the description if you don't see the lyrics!

PS The laugh at the end is because we ballsed the end - Mea culpa! ;)

peewee
05-15-2013, 03:23 PM
Berni wants to hear someone play "Willin'" this week. Could you post your recent French version as a bonus track?
Avec Plaisir!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xNoqS81cnw&feature=youtube_gdata_player


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xNoqS81cnw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Raygf
05-15-2013, 03:48 PM
Yes Alan a bit of relatively obscure James Taylor. Good version too!
Hold your noses I plan on sharing some dead skunk later.


Whew! I thought I smelled something!

CTurner
05-15-2013, 03:50 PM
I loved Grease when I was a kid. Enjoy! :)



Eric, thanks so much for this fun song. I recall when the road company came through town years ago and I saw the Greased Lightning scene for the first time: pretty funny when one of the guys reaches down inside the car and pulls out a huge roll of saran wrap!! :biglaugh:

GinnyT11
05-15-2013, 04:17 PM
That was so completely wonderful, GT(does NOT stand for Grand Turismo normally but perhaps this week?)! When I saw "groovy little motorbike" in the description I was already smiling and then, when you were grinning during the first part of the video, I was chuckling happily the rest of the way through. I was trying to harmonize a background, "honda, honda, to faster, faster.." but i only heard one voice in the room somehow. Happy road songs are not that easy to come by for some reason although travelling is something most of us really enjoy. Lots of fun, and beautifully done.

Thank you, Alan, for your enthusiasm for my song. It also earned me a copyright strike from Youtube because supposedly it sounded like the Hondells' karaoke version (some algorithm sniffer—I was doing the Beach Boys' version!). That hasn't happened to me before, though all my songs are versions of recordings.
It said taking down the unlisted song would not remove this black stain from my otherwise spotless Youtube silly-singing career. Shall I kill myself now?

TCK
05-15-2013, 04:49 PM
Here's my road song, but it's unthreatening to others on the road, as it's just "a groovy little motorbike."
This is the only Beach Boys song I can stand, and I love it so. I shied from it because Alan said cars...now I am glad I did. I filled in with the claps (which are quintessential punk rock beats-fun fact) and sang right along. WHat a lot of joy on a Wednesday afternoon!

Jazzbanjorex
05-15-2013, 05:07 PM
Alan Parsons Project, Ammonia Avenue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuoOM17fJRw&feature=youtu.be

decaturcomp
05-15-2013, 06:46 PM
Oh, no!
Your otherwise spotless reputation besmirched for your art!
I believe there is a way you can challenge that stuff if you want to go to the trouble.
Please sta alive, though. This might be considered a badge of honour in some circles and you never know when you might need some street cred.


Thank you, Alan, for your enthusiasm for my song. It also earned me a copyright strike from Youtube because supposedly it sounded like the Hondells' karaoke version (some algorithm sniffer—I was doing the Beach Boys' version!). That hasn't happened to me before, though all my songs are versions of recordings.
It said taking down the unlisted song would not remove this black stain from my otherwise spotless Youtube silly-singing career. Shall I kill myself now?

uke4ia
05-15-2013, 06:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZbRtdtiasg

"S-U-G-A-R! Jump into your racing car! Say Sugar Rush! Sugar Rush!"

Whoops. I meant, "Wir fahr'n fahr'n fahr'n auf der Autobahn". A quick and dirty bonus track.

decaturcomp
05-15-2013, 07:00 PM
An original! And a really nice melody, too. It's nice the way your guitarist kept the playing subtle enough not to overshadow the uke.
We're getting smiles from Ginny, chortles from Wim and now a chuckle from you.
What a jolly season.


Tonight, the Guitarist from our new Blues Band came around and we recorded a couple of videos: this one for the Baron's Blues Battle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWMoVnX-jV0) and the following for the 65th Season.



Hope you enjoy them.

Lyrics on the Youtube page. Click on MORE in the description if you don't see the lyrics!

PS The laugh at the end is because we ballsed the end - Mea culpa! ;)

decaturcomp
05-15-2013, 07:07 PM
You did it! Now I'm convinced that there's nothing you can't play. Thank you!
Also, loved the big finish!

i'd considered that Vroom from Thrak might be good, too. Just kidding, but not really, but just kidding.




"S-U-G-A-R! Jump into your racing car! Say Sugar Rush! Sugar Rush!"

Whoops. I meant, "Wir fahr'n fahr'n fahr'n auf der Autobahn". A quick and dirty bonus track.

Tootler
05-15-2013, 07:37 PM
Thank you, Alan, for your enthusiasm for my song. It also earned me a copyright strike from Youtube because supposedly it sounded like the Hondells' karaoke version (some algorithm sniffer—I was doing the Beach Boys' version!). That hasn't happened to me before, though all my songs are versions of recordings.
It said taking down the unlisted song would not remove this black stain from my otherwise spotless Youtube silly-singing career. Shall I kill myself now?

Definitely challenge. Acknowledge the writer's copyright and point out your arrangement is different. Unless the claimants actually wrote the song all they can claim copyright on is their arrangement. You may need to so a little research. A lot if pop songs have a Wikipedia entry, so you could check there for writer credits.

Good luck.

ukuloonie
05-15-2013, 07:45 PM
Thank you, Alan, for your enthusiasm for my song. It also earned me a copyright strike from Youtube because supposedly it sounded like the Hondells' karaoke version (some algorithm sniffer—I was doing the Beach Boys' version!). That hasn't happened to me before, though all my songs are versions of recordings.
It said taking down the unlisted song would not remove this black stain from my otherwise spotless Youtube silly-singing career. Shall I kill myself now?
Maybe it's time to create a new account with your new name?!

~dave~~wave~
05-15-2013, 07:56 PM
Late night, one take.
Poor Danny left without tightening down.





http://youtu.be/5x83gCynB4k

decaturcomp
05-15-2013, 08:44 PM
Pretty darn good ... for a one toker especially!
Funnily, I remember this from the Little Feat Record although I'd heard the Byrds version first.


Late night, one take.
Poor Danny left without tightening down.

decaturcomp
05-15-2013, 08:47 PM
A friend you folks may know dropped by to pick a while tonight...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxX5KmeEINY&feature=em-uploademail-subject5

BTW available up to 1080p on YT if you need more clarity...

Hippie Dribble
05-15-2013, 09:09 PM
here's one I learnt from Steve Earle before the original totally blew my mind. A companion to peewee's take :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYdw8Ttv-bg

Hippie Dribble
05-15-2013, 09:15 PM
A friend you folks may know dropped by to pick a while tonight...

BTW available up to 1080p on YT if you need more clarity...

mmmm, this is absolutely fantastic. superb looking clip too lads. :cool:

wallyboy
05-15-2013, 10:21 PM
[QUOTE=decaturcomp;1271592]wallyboy - born to be wild
good choice and excellent attire!


cheers alan was fun to do,

pabrizzer
05-15-2013, 10:51 PM
Warned you -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMflwpQR-p0

redpaul1
05-16-2013, 12:30 AM
I have had troubles with imovie as well. Sometimes youtube does not like the format and any tweeks to the audio
just get rejected. I used to save the video to itunes and upload it from there... that gave me problems, now I just share
straight to youtube and the problem seems to have been resolved.

The YT integration on iMovie's pretty clunky. If I use iMovie at all, I use the 'export via QT' option, and specify 30fps on the video and 48,000 kHz on the audio, YT's preferred specs (QT must somehow be embedded in iMovie, because you don't actually open QT at all during the export process). I then drag the exported product onto YT's upload page. It's a long-winded process to be sure, but it gets the job done.

uke4ia
05-16-2013, 01:25 AM
I'd considered that Vroom from Thrak might be good, too. Just kidding, but not really, but just kidding.

Between a sore throat from hollering encouragement at my daughter's track meet and family coming into town for the weekend, I don't know if I'll have the chance to do any more this week. If I do, it'll be either Private Lightning "Physical Speed" (a Boston area hit around 1980) or NRBQ "Little Floater".

wee_ginga_yin
05-16-2013, 02:06 AM
A friend you folks may know dropped by to pick a while tonight...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxX5KmeEINY


Give yourselves first prize and go to the top of the class.

pabrizzer
05-16-2013, 02:37 AM
Rollin' Wheels Ancient Land - Pa original.
Very long to go with all the places and the pictures from the trip around Australia my brother and I made in 2009.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRV_6Ru5NaA

Wheels are rolling ‘cross an ancient land
Murrumbidgee fireside and the Coffin Bay sand
Murray mouth then the Nullabor Plain
90 miles dead straight crossed no creeks or drains

Heard the whales groan at the head of the bight
From unbroken cliffs – what a sight
Feelin’ sleepy can you drive a while?
Wheels keep turnin’ mile after mile

Keep on burnin that diesel fuel
Dual cab ute workin like a mule
Headin’ west into the setting star
A loaded truck and two grandpas

Indian ocean ferry to Rottnest
The kauri forest of the south west
Climbed the steel spikes of the Glouchester tree
The pristine beaches of Albany

Headed north up the desert coast
Petrified forest stone pillars and posts
Fed the wild dolphins at Shark Bay
Cranking up miles day after day

Keep on burnin’ that diesel fuel
Dual cab ute workin’ like a mule
Headin’ north towards hills of red
Canvas tent and a stretcher bed

Crystal clear waters of Ningaloo
Barnhill Station then off to Broome
A meal on the beach on the falling tide
Beautiful sunset camel train ride

Windjana gorge full of crocodiles
Tunnel Creek corrugations for miles
Bungle Bungles - mountains domed
So bloody hot ready for home

Katherine springs then southward go
Carnarvan Gorge caverns echo
By home we’ve done 18000 kays
We’ll keep our memories all our days

GinnyT11
05-16-2013, 03:47 AM
A friend you folks may know dropped by to pick a while tonight...


The Seasons' own Avett Brothers! That was great! The blending of voices and instruments was smooth as silk, and I liked very much the sepia tone and vignette edging.

TheUkeBloke
05-16-2013, 03:59 AM
A friend you folks may know dropped by to pick a while tonight...

Awesome guys, such great vocals and the gitta! sounds brilliant with your uke - thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for posting.

TheUkeBloke
05-16-2013, 04:13 AM
Rollin' Wheels Ancient Land - Pa original.
Very long to go with all the places and the pictures from the trip around Australia my brother and I made in 2009.

Brian, this is absolutely brilliant. Great lyrics, voice, melody, and amazing production - congratulations on this one....!

decaturcomp
05-16-2013, 04:19 AM
Okay, we all know that Eugene is one of our resident artists of the instrument. I just want to point out how he's made this classic song his own. The beautiful picking pattern makes his uke sound like a banjo in places and moves the tune to another place. This is just splendid stuff and not easy to do. I'll be studying it for a while now.


here's one I learnt from Steve Earle before the original totally blew my mind. A companion to peewee's take :)

decaturcomp
05-16-2013, 04:28 AM
Hah!!

I suppose you can tell from the title of the week that I was hoping someone would sing this and I couldn't be happier. Perfect for the banjo uke and perfectly sung.

I've seen LWIII several times including way back before he refused to play this, his only hit, because I guess of his stature as an actor in M*A*S*H and Parks & Rec, and Undeclared and movies like "Big Fish". He's a great songwriter although he could have used an editor at some points in his career.

So, it's great to have another talented musician pick up the mantle and bring the music back to us.

Thanks, pal.

Warned you -

decaturcomp
05-16-2013, 04:38 AM
Man, is this beautiful! The song is excellent and I can't imagine that anyone could perform it any better. But what an amazing group of photos! This was just a pleasure to watch from start to finish. Thanks.


Rollin' Wheels Ancient Land - Pa original.
Very long to go with all the places and the pictures from the trip around Australia my brother and I made in 2009.


Wheels are rolling ‘cross an ancient land
Murrumbidgee fireside and the Coffin Bay sand
Murray mouth then the Nullabor Plain
90 miles dead straight crossed no creeks or drains

Heard the whales groan at the head of the bight
From unbroken cliffs – what a sight
Feelin’ sleepy can you drive a while?
Wheels keep turnin’ mile after mile

Keep on burnin that diesel fuel
Dual cab ute workin like a mule
Headin’ west into the setting star
A loaded truck and two grandpas

Indian ocean ferry to Rottnest
The kauri forest of the south west
Climbed the steel spikes of the Glouchester tree
The pristine beaches of Albany

Headed north up the desert coast
Petrified forest stone pillars and posts
Fed the wild dolphins at Shark Bay
Cranking up miles day after day

Keep on burnin’ that diesel fuel
Dual cab ute workin’ like a mule
Headin’ north towards hills of red
Canvas tent and a stretcher bed

Crystal clear waters of Ningaloo
Barnhill Station then off to Broome
A meal on the beach on the falling tide
Beautiful sunset camel train ride

Windjana gorge full of crocodiles
Tunnel Creek corrugations for miles
Bungle Bungles - mountains domed
So bloody hot ready for home

Katherine springs then southward go
Carnarvan Gorge caverns echo
By home we’ve done 18000 kays
We’ll keep our memories all our days

decaturcomp
05-16-2013, 04:41 AM
Thanks for the comments about "In the Curve". TCK turned us on to the song originally and neither of us 'got it' at first. I refer you to his excellent version in this season for a deeper understanding of how good this song can be. Thanks to Bill for arranging this version and handling the video and audio and mixdown. He understood up front that we couldn't really be in the competition since I was in the video but that's not the main point either. Again, thank you to Bill and Dave and to you kids.

Dougf
05-16-2013, 06:00 AM
Springsteen wrote a lot of songs about cars and the road, this one's my favorite.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=167k1QM7KoA

DWitt
05-16-2013, 07:59 AM
Here's my entry for the 65th Season of the Ukulele: "Jenny," by the Mountain Goats.

This song seemed to me the most hard-driving road song I could think of. Not my usual playing style or vocal style at all, but it was fun to try out!

Chords and lyrics that I (mostly) used are here (http://www.themountaingoats.net/wiki/doku.php?id=tabs:jenny), if you'd like them.



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

decaturcomp
05-16-2013, 08:20 AM
Perfect choice Doug!
You have more background changes than anyone here (although there are some greenscreen folk coming for you!) and, aside from your great tunes, the look of your videos is always great.


Springsteen wrote a lot of songs about cars and the road, this one's my favorite.

decaturcomp
05-16-2013, 08:25 AM
Cool tune and I like that you stretched out of your comfort zone. That's always good, it seems like to me, even if you go right back to the comfortable stuff. There seemed to be a little bit of a tuning issue with the uke. I'm not too good at judging that by ear, though.


Here's my entry for the 65th Season of the Ukulele: "Jenny," by the Mountain Goats.

This song seemed to me the most hard-driving road song I could think of. Not my usual playing style or vocal style at all, but it was fun to try out!

Chords and lyrics that I (mostly) used are here (http://www.themountaingoats.net/wiki/doku.php?id=tabs:jenny), if you'd like them.

peewee
05-16-2013, 08:39 AM
Singalong Time!

Dion and the Belmonts, straight outta the Bronx.
Dion was quite the tough guy (http://youtu.be/5m6lymJy57E). Sort of a 1960 Johnny Thunders.

The Wanderer

It only mentions a car once, but it's a road song all the same.

http://youtu.be/Om_rPslPatU

http://youtu.be/Om_rPslPatU

strumsilly
05-16-2013, 09:12 AM
surprised no one's done this yet,I think, so I gotta represent some willi,, probably my fav road song.def a dead skunk here

http://youtu.be/yXspErjErWY

redpaul1
05-16-2013, 09:59 AM
Although I'm a Londoner by birth, I grew up in the great county of Essex, England's answer to New Jersey.* You have "Jersey Shore", we have "The Only Way Is Essex". You have Atlantic City and the Steel Pier, we have Southend-on-Sea, and the world's longest pier. You have Springsteen & Bon Jovi, we have Billy Bragg & (had, sadly) Dr Feelgood. You have the New Jersey Turnpike, we have the Rettendon Turnpike (the only one in England). You have the oil refineries in Bayway, we have them in Canvey Island. You have marshes? We have marshes!

I'm telling you all this because I yield to no-one in my appreciation of Bruce Springsteen. He, and Joe Strummer, have provided the soundtrack to my life. My Soundcloud account contains nothing but Springsteen covers. But listening to all these great Springsteen covers here, it would be ridiculous for a Brit to try to compete. So I've been casting around for a British road song to cover, and I've come up with two - I could only find three but I figured I'd let Ralf have "Brand New Cadillac" - his, after all, is "The Only Uke That Matters". :-)

So that leaves me with this


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VbMZMSElxg
... and one other, which I'll try to post tomorrow.* I'll let you know which is my official entry once I've got that one laid down.

decaturcomp
05-16-2013, 09:59 AM
Hah, great stuff. I liked the way you put the chords on the screen.
Ironically Johnny Thunders' real name was also DiMucci, so.....


Singalong Time!

Dion and the Belmonts, straight outta the Bronx.
Dion was quite the tough guy (http://youtu.be/5m6lymJy57E). Sort of a 1960 Johnny Thunders.

The Wanderer

It only mentions a car once, but it's a road song all the same.

http://youtu.be/Om_rPslPatU

decaturcomp
05-16-2013, 10:03 AM
Good one! Nice job, too.
I'd have thought 2-4-6-8 Motorway might have been in your ballpark.


Although I'm a Londoner by birth, I grew up in the great county of Essex, England's answer to New Jersey.* You have "Jersey Shore", we have "The Only Way Is Essex". You have Atlantic City and the Steel Pier, we have Southend-on-Sea, and the world's longest pier. You have Bon Jovi, we (had, sadly) Dr Feelgood. You have the New Jersey Turnpike, we have the Rettendon Turnpike (the only one in England). You have the oil refineries in Bayway, we have them in Canvey Island. You have marshes? We have marshes!

I'm telling you all this because I stand behind no-one in my appreciation of Bruce Springsteen. He and Joe Strummer have provide the soundtrack to my life. My Soundcloud account contains nothing but Springsteen covers. But listening to all these great Springsteen covers here, it would be ridiculous for a Brit to try to compete. So I've been casting around for a British road song to cover, and I've come up with two - I could only find three but I figured I'd let Ralf have "Brand New Cadillac" - his, after all, is "The Only Uke That Matters". :-)

So that leaves me with this

http://youtu.be/OM8e-73SQ4k[/video]

... and one other, which I'll try to post tomorrow.* I'll let you know which is my official entry once I've got that one laid down.

decaturcomp
05-16-2013, 10:09 AM
Nice version, Strums!


surprised no one's done this yet,I think, so I gotta represent some willi,, probably my fav road song.def a dead skunk here

bbbannister
05-16-2013, 11:41 AM
Some road kill from me.

Enjoy

http://youtu.be/pAqP9kYuQl8

BB

we tigers
05-16-2013, 11:45 AM
Time to stir things up a little! Stoner rock? On ukulele? Surely you must be joking?
I'm not. and stop calling me Shirley!

Here's a little top-heavy bonus track for you. Asphalt Risin' by Fu Manchu from 1996.

http://youtu.be/c8k5EaTu_hw

\m/ rock on! \m/

GinnyT11
05-16-2013, 11:46 AM
Some road kill from me. BB

What a performer you are, BBB! Even outside your recording studio. I loved your strum on this.

Hippie Dribble
05-16-2013, 11:49 AM
Time to stir things up a little! Stoner rock? On ukulele? Surely you must be joking?
I'm not. and stop calling me Shirley!

Here's a little top-heavy bonus track for you. Asphalt Risin' by Fu Manchu from 1996.

OK. My head just exploded. That was beyond awesomeness. :worship:

GinnyT11
05-16-2013, 11:49 AM
Time to stir things up a little! Stoner rock? On ukulele? Surely you must be joking? I'm not. and stop calling me Shirley!
Here's a little top-heavy bonus track for you. Asphalt Risin' by Fu Manchu from 1996.
\m/ rock on! \m/


Hahahahahaha! You guys really rock in this, but I think you have better teeth than real stoner rockers. That's the tipoff that you're actually respectable. ;)

erivel
05-16-2013, 12:02 PM
Time to stir things up a little! Stoner rock? On ukulele? Surely you must be joking?
I'm not. and stop calling me Shirley!

Here's a little top-heavy bonus track for you. Asphalt Risin' by Fu Manchu from 1996.

http://youtu.be/c8k5EaTu_hw

\m/ rock on! \m/

Holy smokes! That was incredible!

UkeyDave
05-16-2013, 12:12 PM
A bit more Chuck Bonus. :cool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ak25DgeEEI

decaturcomp
05-16-2013, 12:14 PM
Great tune, Bob. I don't think I've heard it before. Sounds like it's based on an English Folk Ballad though I can't place which one, (Geoff?). Either way you did your usual excellent fretboard and vocal work. I always look forward to your posts.


Some road kill from me.

Enjoy


BB

decaturcomp
05-16-2013, 12:20 PM
Holy Guacamole, that's a spicy tune! Really beautiful, too. ...and the vintage hilarious cars (because they're funnier than funny cars) added LOTS of screech and bBlammm! Vocals were right tidy and made me think you should join in this way on the next "No Sleep til' Brooklyn" week. Color me impressed.


Time to stir things up a little! Stoner rock? On ukulele? Surely you must be joking?
I'm not. and stop calling me Shirley!

Here's a little top-heavy bonus track for you. Asphalt Risin' by Fu Manchu from 1996.


\m/ rock on! \m/

decaturcomp
05-16-2013, 12:23 PM
Well, done! Can't have too much Chuck. You're really swingin' on this one.

You know he used to grab whatever local musicians were standing around handy when he toured so I know a half dozen folks who have been in his 'band' over the years. A little differnt story than James Brown, eh?


A bit more Chuck Bonus. :cool:

greenie44
05-16-2013, 01:46 PM
You know he used to grab whatever local musicians were standing around handy when he toured so I know a half dozen folks who have been in his 'band' over the years. A little differnt story than James Brown, eh?

And, from what I hear, not to particular about or kind to those chosen. Watch the first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert and see the bemused (to say the least) look on Springsteen's face as he tries to follow Chuck.

southside mike
05-16-2013, 02:09 PM
Bonus song #2 I came across this today and it brought back great on the road memories of being in a pickup truck, realizing how great music sounded and how those childhood memories are part of the clay that molds us into who we are today. This is by Rodney Crowell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT7Q-IATrRE

erivel
05-16-2013, 05:26 PM
Oh man, wasn't sure if I should post this one. It is really sloppy, sorry just wanted to get it out there...

Four videos in one week, that's a first for me!


http://youtu.be/p0BtrCnXA1k

ukuleledaddy
05-16-2013, 06:09 PM
Well, I really wanted to do this song, but since I can't do it quite this good.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6kWWuFEOWQ

ukuleledaddy
05-16-2013, 06:10 PM
I give you this; a pretty sloppy version of a Tom Petty song:

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

pabrizzer
05-16-2013, 06:58 PM
Time to stir things up a little! Stoner rock? On ukulele? Surely you must be joking?
I'm not. and stop calling me Shirley!

Here's a little top-heavy bonus track for you. Asphalt Risin' by Fu Manchu from 1996.


\m/ rock on! \m/

What has happened? Have wetigers been taken away by aliens and replaced with these reverb radicals?
Where's the glokenspeil?


FABULOUS JOB guys!!!

myrnaukelele
05-16-2013, 08:08 PM
OK I succumbed to the lures of Nebraska and had to... felt compelled to do a Brucie bonus... a classic song about driving through the night and listening to the radio... 57 channels and nothing on :-)


My song is not so appreciative of the allure of Nebraska~ Sorry all you Nebraskans out there! :cool:

http://youtu.be/uAHbC9u1_no
I first heard this song when I lived in Madison, Wisconsin in the 80s - Free Hot Lunch was a fun bar band (WAHA music!) and this song was written by their guitarist John Corning.

Dan Uke
05-16-2013, 08:31 PM
Time to stir things up a little! Stoner rock? On ukulele? Surely you must be joking?
I'm not. and stop calling me Shirley!

Here's a little top-heavy bonus track for you. Asphalt Risin' by Fu Manchu from 1996.

http://youtu.be/c8k5EaTu_hw

\m/ rock on! \m/

This was definitely my favorite of yours. I knew you guys weren't just vanilla

erivel
05-16-2013, 09:06 PM
That was the best thing relating to Grease I've ever seen. If the performers in the movie were as good as you are I think it might have been a bigger hit.
Really brilliantly done.

Thanks Alan! This is surely a great theme this week. There's about five other songs I wish I had time to record!


Eric, thanks so much for this fun song. I recall when the road company came through town years ago and I saw the Greased Lightning scene for the first time: pretty funny when one of the guys reaches down inside the car and pulls out a huge roll of saran wrap!! :biglaugh:

Thanks Craig! Yeah I re-watched that scene many times before recording it. It seems hilarious now, but when I was a kid it was just so cool!

decaturcomp
05-17-2013, 12:47 AM
THis is a great number Michael. I think it will be a crowd pleaser when you do open mics with it. Great job to. There's a lot going on in that one tune to stay on top of but you covered it really well.


Bonus song #2 I came across this today and it brought back great on the road memories of being in a pickup truck, realizing how great music sounded and how those childhood memories are part of the clay that molds us into who we are today. This is by Rodney Crowell

decaturcomp
05-17-2013, 12:55 AM
SO, glad you posted this Eric. I'd tried it and got to the end where mr. rogers nelson goes into orbit and realized i didn't have the chops or the vocal range to do the ending justice. This is great for your voice and you jammed it much better than I could on my poor attempts. I think you make a good point about "getting a song out there". To me, we're here to share songs and music in general. I almost never hear a cover by a seasonista that doesn't bring something new to think about. Thanks for this. I really loved it.


Oh man, wasn't sure if I should post this one. It is really sloppy, sorry just wanted to get it out there...

Four videos in one week, that's a first for me!


http://youtu.be/p0BtrCnXA1k

decaturcomp
05-17-2013, 01:01 AM
I thoght that was a fun cover, Sean. I may take some flak for this but I think Petty's stuff is meant to be kinda sloppy and garage-y. I think there was a little tuning issue here but other than that the song really came across.


I give you this; a pretty sloppy version of a Tom Petty song:

decaturcomp
05-17-2013, 01:10 AM
What a wonderful tune! I love the way you were your own backup singers! (Stereo...STEREOOOOOO....). The reference to Plastic Jesus makes a fitting ending, too. Just a really great road song. Perfect! Pluse, it had Myrna(tm) vocals and was sung in a car!

Big ups to everyone who went to the car to play their songs, by the way. It's never been more appropriate than now. As an aside, all of us reformed or redirected guitar players know how hard it is to play one of those on the road (even when you're NOT driving, heh) and that's just one more selling point for the uke!


My song is not so appreciative of the allure of Nebraska~ Sorry all you Nebraskans out there! :cool:

I first hear this song when I lived in Madison, Wisconsin in the 80s - Free Hot Lunch was a fun bar band (WAHA music!) and this song was written by their guitarist John Corning.

wee_ginga_yin
05-17-2013, 04:10 AM
Couple go for a ride in their car and end up on a killing spree. Having watched Myrna do a Nebraska song I remembered I had done the title song from the CD some time ago... so here is another bonus from Nebraska. Someone will have to explain to me why Nebraska has such a bad rep. Does the climate and geography affect the people?


The song is based based on the true story of 19-year-old Charles Starkweather (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Starkweather)and his 14-year-old girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caril_Ann_Fugate)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDsfCkzL4wc

greenie44
05-17-2013, 06:03 AM
Well, I really wanted to do this song, but since I can't do it quite this good.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6kWWuFEOWQ

Uh, wow! Thanks for putting this up. One of my favorites, as of now.

decaturcomp
05-17-2013, 06:20 AM
I really love this one. Did you write it? The malevolent tone at the end gave me chills.Funnily, when you mentioned the geography/climate giving a place a bad rap I thought of the Movie, Badlands which was about the same people of course:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1001577-badlands/


Couple go for a ride in their car and end up on a killing spree. Having watched Myrna do a Nebraska song I remembered I had done the title song from the CD some time ago... so here is another bonus from Nebraska. Someone will have to explain to me why Nebraska has such a bad rep. Does the climate and geography affect the people?


The song is based based on the true story of 19-year-old Charles Starkweather (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Starkweather)and his 14-year-old girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caril_Ann_Fugate)

Shady Wilbury
05-17-2013, 06:45 AM
I took the opportunity this season offered to have a go at my favourite John Hiatt song - 'Tennessee Plates'

'[...] bank jobs later' should be 'Three bank jobs later', but I ought to have breathed then!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUYeIYX7SMM&feature=youtu.be

wee_ginga_yin
05-17-2013, 07:00 AM
I really love this one. Did you write it? The malevolent tone at the end gave me chills.Funnily, when you mentioned the geography/climate giving a place a bad rap I thought of the Movie, Badlands which was about the same people of course:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1001577-badlands/

That was the old clock ticking down, and the heartbeat getting slower, and then blackness.
What was I thinking at the time... I did not remember that I had put that in there.
The ending caught me by surprise when I listened again... thought there was a
dump loader drawing up in the front yard again. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNBGzK5zpxY)

decaturcomp
05-17-2013, 07:02 AM
Fine Job, Shades! I really like the tempo you chose. I'd thought about doing this one, too but every time I try to play it it runs away with me and sound more like southern punk than an americana story song.


I took the opportunity this season offered to have a go at my favourite John Hiatt song - 'Tennessee Plates'

'[...] bank jobs later' should be 'Three bank jobs later', but I ought to have breathed then!

Shady Wilbury
05-17-2013, 07:05 AM
C'mon, Alan...you have to give us a taste of that. :D

Thanks very much, mate. :)

decaturcomp
05-17-2013, 08:00 AM
Believe me, it wouldn't be pretty. I happen to have one coming that you'll like better if I can find a few minutes to lay it down, though.


C'mon, Alan...you have to give us a taste of that. :D

Thanks very much, mate. :)

peewee
05-17-2013, 08:17 AM
Inspired by Udaddy's Tom Petty, and WGY's frequent stylistic revisions (see: Finnish Tango), here's Tom Petty Bossa Nova. I am still having technical difficulties, and there is some major audio crackling here, but at least the video isn't skipping..the playing is amply sloppy and garage-ey as well.

Runing Down a Dream (Bossa Nova)

http://youtu.be/SUhZKIqSTlc

http://youtu.be/SUhZKIqSTlc

And Alan, I tried to do this with the Dead Milkmen's "Bitchin Camaro", but it was a bit of a stretch.

decaturcomp
05-17-2013, 08:24 AM
Wow, I think that's a mejor improvamento over the originale.
"Bitchin' Camero" in the original format would be quite acceptable, or as a waltz, bebop, or tyrolean shoe slapping dance for that matter.
Has anyone the cojones or ovariones to give it try?


Inspired by Udaddy's Tom Petty, and WGY's frequent stylistic revisions (see: Finnish Tango), here's Tom Petty Bossa Nova. I am still having technical difficulties, and there is some major audio crackling here, but at least the video isn't skipping..the playing is amply sloppy and garage-ey as well.

Runing Down a Dream (Bossa Nova)

And Alan, I tried to do this with the Dead Milkmen's "Bitchin Camaro", but it was a bit of a stretch.

decaturcomp
05-17-2013, 08:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7tlxJAg9BU

Tootler
05-17-2013, 10:13 AM
Here is my entry; an instrumental and an original composition titled "The Road Across the Moors". It's a celebration of the beautiful countryside nearby, the North York Moors. 40 miles of heather moorland, the largest such expanse in England.

Played on Flute, Alto Recorder, Ukulele and U-Bass. I did think of adding some piccys of the countryside but it took long enough to get the video to this state.


http://youtu.be/46OAmkUoAFY

Hope you like it.

decaturcomp
05-17-2013, 10:30 AM
Huzzah, Geoff!
I don't think I can possibly tell you how much I enjoyed this.
It's a wonderful piece and the combination of instruments and your skillful playing made the whole thing shine.

I considered that if you were one of a set of quadruplets, you could perform this live under the name "The Walkers on the Moors".


Here is my entry; an instrumental and an original composition titled "The Road Across the Moors". It's a celebration of the beautiful countryside nearby, the North York Moors. 40 miles of heather moorland, the largest such expanse in England.

Played on Flute, Alto Recorder, Ukulele and U-Bass. I did think of adding some piccys of the countryside but it took long enough to get the video to this state.


Hope you like it.

wee_ginga_yin
05-17-2013, 10:33 AM
I really love this one. Did you write it? The malevolent tone at the end gave me chills.Funnily, when you mentioned the geography/climate giving a place a bad rap I thought of the Movie, Badlands which was about the same people of course:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1001577-badlands/

Just discovered that Murder in the Heartland is on YT as a two part series with Tim Roth playing Charles Starkweather.
It is a rather bleak and desolate landscape and the whole tone of the movie matches the grimness of life in Nebraska in
the '50's


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkCyzL8m9oE

erivel
05-17-2013, 10:57 AM
Inspired by Udaddy's Tom Petty, and WGY's frequent stylistic revisions (see: Finnish Tango), here's Tom Petty Bossa Nova. I am still having technical difficulties, and there is some major audio crackling here, but at least the video isn't skipping..the playing is amply sloppy and garage-ey as well.

Runing Down a Dream (Bossa Nova)

http://youtu.be/SUhZKIqSTlc

http://youtu.be/SUhZKIqSTlc

And Alan, I tried to do this with the Dead Milkmen's "Bitchin Camaro", but it was a bit of a stretch.

Nice one Peter! I had you pegged for doing Bitchin Camaro!

bonesigh
05-17-2013, 11:21 AM
I used to own an old yellow (gold really) car that I have fond memories of. It was a 1970 Nova. Alas I only had collision coverage and it was stolen right after I got the seats redone ): Here's my entry for this week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzyC_keb5xQ&feature=youtu.be

chrimess
05-17-2013, 11:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZazrtCBcghk&sns=em A little ACDC tribute to Alan from on The way to the airport.

Jazzbanjorex
05-17-2013, 12:25 PM
For Genny!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNL7VbsyL3k&feature=youtu.be
I got outta my studio.

pabrizzer
05-17-2013, 02:11 PM
Tom Petty and John Hiatt songs - now what a top season!

redpaul1
05-17-2013, 03:06 PM
I said I wasn't going to do a Springsteen song..., I am, but this isn't it. This is a video response to Janet "bonesigh" Tolin's "Fire" tutorial. Which was great. I just could never do the song in the key of 'A', without sounding like a: ) the Chipmunks, or b: ) Barry White. :) So this is a tutorial in the key of 'D'. 'Cos the fingering's different, I'm using a different strum, but I'm posting in the same hope that someone will take up the challenge:


http://youtu.be/re5qF-P6TZU

ukuleledaddy
05-17-2013, 06:57 PM
Inspired by Udaddy's Tom Petty, and WGY's frequent stylistic revisions (see: Finnish Tango), here's Tom Petty Bossa Nova. I am still having technical difficulties, and there is some major audio crackling here, but at least the video isn't skipping..the playing is amply sloppy and garage-ey as well.

Runing Down a Dream (Bossa Nova)

http://youtu.be/SUhZKIqSTlc


I'm glad to inspire someone this week, it's been quite a frustrating week for me. I tried out a number of songs that just weren't working for me (including Cruisin' by Smokey Robinson. If I find the time this weekend I might still give it a go.)

I never would have thought to put Tom Petty and Bossa Nova together, but this was really sweet! Very creative Peewee. Loved it.

Joko
05-17-2013, 07:02 PM
Here's my submission for the roaring, running, rambling road week! Chuck Berry's "Maybelline"

I'm still in a hotel in Bangkok, waiting for my teaching assignment to be finalized so I can settle in somewhere... I've been living out of suitcases for 6 weeks.

Anyhoots, something seems to be wrong again with my forum interface. I can't embed a video. The little film strip button thingie is nowhere on my screen. Lemme see if I can do it manually by typing in those brackets



http://youtu.be/UGNWrW0brsk

Note at 1:25, my laptop screen went dark, so I couldn't see the lyrics. I probably just should have started over at that point, but I had another solution.

peewee
05-17-2013, 07:14 PM
Hey Thanks Ukuleledaddy-o !

Here's a moldy oldie that needs to be in the bunch this week:
Roger Miller: King of the Road

http://youtu.be/1Rx7ROT1yiY


http://youtu.be/1Rx7ROT1yiY

I still have a list of car songs as long as my arm, I hope we can revisit this (or a similar) theme someday.

thesillydave
05-17-2013, 08:43 PM
i've tried to get this song down all week...it required shouting singing...wore me out!
the song is "Fat Cadillac" by The Gutter Brothers, a group we saw on the streets of London in 1988. hope you enjoy!

http://youtu.be/BqKjUNA9jxw
it's been a busy week! haven't even had a chance to view the entries...i'll try to get at them sunday...
uke on seasonistas!
the original... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYr7y_dk_Ko

redpaul1
05-17-2013, 10:57 PM
Chris Hadfield's 'Space Oddity' being all over the wonderweb at the moment, I couldn't help hearing that song's opening chords in UkeyDave's fine version of Drive.

Hmmm, 'Drive' opens with I, Imaj7, I; 'Space Oddity' with I, iii, I. Tension.

Resolution. What is a iii chord but a rootless Imaj7 ??





I have to say I cheat most of the time on my Fmaj7 (it had to be you). Fmaj7 is F A C E, and an Amin is A C E so I play an Amin if it sounds fitting. It's an Fmaj7 without the root.
...and that's jazz!! :)

Tootler
05-18-2013, 12:01 AM
Huzzah, Geoff!
I don't think I can possibly tell you how much I enjoyed this.
It's a wonderful piece and the combination of instruments and your skillful playing made the whole thing shine.

I considered that if you were one of a set of quadruplets, you could perform this live under the name "The Walkers on the Moors".

Thanks Alan. When I had it all done and I reviewed the result, I wasn't sure about it, so your comment plus one on You Tube has boosted me.

My wife's name is Heather and I have two daughters so maybe we're on the way! :music:

Our band may well be doing it some time though the arrangement will different to suit the instruments (fiddle, squeeze boxes, guitar, harp, flute & percussion though some us double up on other instruments).

erivel
05-18-2013, 12:16 AM
SO, glad you posted this Eric. I'd tried it and got to the end where mr. rogers nelson goes into orbit and realized i didn't have the chops or the vocal range to do the ending justice. This is great for your voice and you jammed it much better than I could on my poor attempts. I think you make a good point about "getting a song out there". To me, we're here to share songs and music in general. I almost never hear a cover by a seasonista that doesn't bring something new to think about. Thanks for this. I really loved it.

Thanks brother! I didn't really listen to this song before recording it, I just went for it. So speaking of the end...I couldn't even remember how it ended, hence to botched ending. :) Plus my daughter was in the other room dying to come in and sabotage my video!

wallyboy
05-18-2013, 03:49 AM
bonus entry,
one of my all time favs,



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU1ui260NRM

TCK
05-18-2013, 05:26 AM
Oh man, wasn't sure if I should post this one. It is really sloppy, sorry just wanted to get it out there...

Four videos in one week, that's a first for me!

NOTHING has ever made me smile this hard.
I can not think of anything that would...
with the exception of you doing it in one of the artist formerly known as Prince's costumes.
Now that I think about it, that is probably a request.
Absolutely fantastic!

Shady Wilbury
05-18-2013, 05:45 AM
Great season, Alan! You've even got a bonus out of me. First time I've ever videoed a George Harrison song.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fufh7nTXcDs&feature=youtu.be

erivel
05-18-2013, 06:52 AM
NOTHING has ever made me smile this hard.
I can not think of anything that would...
with the exception of you doing it in one of the artist formerly known as Prince's costumes.
Now that I think about it, that is probably a request.
Absolutely fantastic!

Ha ha, thanks man! That's never gonna happen...a purple shirt is probably the best I can do! :)

J-Peg
05-18-2013, 07:55 AM
Great theme!

I'm going back to my high school days, from 1979 in the era of Southern Rock. Here's my decidedly mellower version of Blackfoot's Highway Song.

Oh yeah, written by Ricky Medlocke and Jackson Spires.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbuHhRiu6hw&feature=youtu.be

FiL
05-18-2013, 07:58 AM
Well, I haven't had a chance to make a video in quite a while, but I couldn't resist Alan's week. I haven't had a chance to listen to everything, so I don't know if the Flying Burrito Brothers' "Wheels has been done yet, but here's my version.


http://youtu.be/eWPXZ3mFbNw

-FiL

redpaul1
05-18-2013, 08:05 AM
http://youtu.be/LgnrWvkLvCk

FiL
05-18-2013, 08:30 AM
Just realized I did a video of this song three years ago too, when my hair was longer, my banjo-uke was shorter, and I played everything faster. Glad I've improved a little bit in the past three years.


http://youtu.be/tekZvFDOgSc

- FiL

FiL
05-18-2013, 08:53 AM
Here's a bonus track--a song about gettin' off the road. I had wanted to do this for Louisiana week, but couldn't find the time.


http://youtu.be/ydvv1BsD21c

- FiL

wallyboy
05-18-2013, 09:40 AM
Great theme!

I'm going back to my high school days, from 1979 in the era of Southern Rock. Here's my decidedly mellower version of Blackfoot's Highway Song.

Oh yeah, written by Ricky Medlocke and Jackson Spires.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbuHhRiu6hw&feature=youtu.be

that was lovely,

ukuloonie
05-18-2013, 09:42 AM
I just got back from camping with my Family and sleeping on rocks
I smell like fire and all the stuff is still in the van so I am a little bushed will post a little later.:)

wallyboy
05-18-2013, 09:43 AM
http://youtu.be/LgnrWvkLvCk

mega, couldnt stop laughing,

myrnaukelele
05-18-2013, 10:37 AM
And a bonus...just because.

http://youtu.be/qIALM8_ezqQ

pabrizzer
05-18-2013, 10:39 AM
Ralf's going to be busy.
His video for this season is yet to appear.
And he has to kick off the next season.

pabrizzer
05-18-2013, 10:42 AM
Some one had to do it
Yes it had to be done.
But literally?
Good job too!

pabrizzer
05-18-2013, 10:57 AM
Just had a thought -

Maybe the dead skunks are the reason why we don't do it in the road.

??

J-Peg
05-18-2013, 10:58 AM
that was lovely,

Thanks! I tried for years to make that song work for me on guitar and it just wouldn't come together. But suddenly I find if I play the same chord fingerings on the uke it drops it from Em to Am and my brain automatically knew how it should sound there. Glad you liked it.

uke4ia
05-18-2013, 11:02 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iuv5H_JLpMw

My sore throat turned out to be a major head cold. While my wife and daughter are traipsing around Boston with my brother-in-law's family, I found enough energy between naps for one more bonus track. This is "Little Floater" by NRBQ. Auto erotica.

pabrizzer
05-18-2013, 11:15 AM
My sore throat turned out to be a major head cold. While my wife and daughter are traipsing around Boston with my brother-in-law's family, I found enough energy between naps for one more bonus track. This is "Little Floater" by NRBQ. Auto erotica.
Yes good one uke4ia.
I am still grinning at the "registrate you"

mikef
05-18-2013, 11:17 AM
Here's my entry for Season 65. As many of you will be aware I hosted the Muppet season a few weeks back, so I thought this week was a great excuse to perform one of my favourite Muppet songs myself which I think also fits "Road Songs" perfectly. Hope you like the little trip around my village and surrounding area... these robot cars are amazing!


http://youtu.be/gvSK3f6d_u4

It's been a busy week but I really wanted to upload this one! I'm looking forward to catching up with the playlist on Monday :D

bonesigh
05-18-2013, 11:33 AM
Love it! Thanks redpaul1

I said I wasn't going to do a Springsteen song..., I am, but this isn't it. This is a video response to Janet "bonesigh" Tolin's "Fire" tutorial. Which was great. I just could never do the song in the key of 'A', without sounding like a: ) the Chipmunks, or b: ) Barry White. :) So this is a tutorial in the key of 'D'. 'Cos the fingering's different, I'm using a different strum, but I'm posting in the same hope that someone will take up the challenge:


http://youtu.be/re5qF-P6TZU