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myrnaukelele
06-29-2013, 04:10 PM
O Canada!

http://youtu.be/V-Bth6uh3ow
JUDGING:
There will be three winners drawn out of a hat.

PRIZES
3 Prizes -
1. A copy of Jumpin Jim's The Daily Ukulele.
2. A CD by Toronto singer/songwriter Diana Z.
3. A CD by James Hill- Canadian ukulele player extraordinaire.
1st name picked gets first choice, 2nd name picked gets second choice and 3rd name picked gets the last prize.

GUIDELINES:

The song has to be about Canada (or mention Canada or one of the Provinces in some way). It could be a genre of Canadian music (e.g. French Canadian or Toronto goth[?] or Cape Breton traditional). Or it can be a song by a Canadian musician (past or present) or a Canadian band.

Multitracking is OK although the Uke MUST be main instrument.

Please say in your video that the song is for season 72 (or put it in a title frame or add as a credit at the end of your vid).
Feel free to share new videos or older videos you have made in the past for the bonus playlist.


No videos should be posted until Sunday June 30th.

DEADLINE:

11:59pm Hawaii time Sunday July 7th.
PLAYLISThttp://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa0rFxLGSfiufxXCpDUx7ISiEW4y38-w_
BONUS PLAYLISThttp://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa0rFxLGSfisq2R3t960-VN5oMg-T1-Rk

ukuloonie
06-29-2013, 04:15 PM
OOOOOOOOOOooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooo Awesome

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-29-2013, 04:20 PM
Great theme, eh?

myrnaukelele
06-29-2013, 04:24 PM
OOOOOOOOOOooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooo Awesome

I thought you might like this theme :)
And i hope you watched the entire intro vid - there's a couple of awesome Canadian uke players at the very end.

greyghost
06-29-2013, 04:27 PM
No Rush or Triumph in the video? (You can see in which direction I will be leaning this week....)

erivel
06-29-2013, 04:29 PM
Is multitracking ok?

ukuloonie
06-29-2013, 04:33 PM
I thought you might like this theme :)
And i hope you watched the entire intro vid - there's a couple of awesome Canadian uke players at the very end.

Wooohooo James Hill.
And there's Me Tooo
Wow Thanks Myrna
Canada Day Monday lots of Hot Dogs and Pancakes woohoo
'Eh

pabrizzer
06-29-2013, 04:37 PM
Spent a year in Canada in 1995.
The joke of the year was -
They decided to name the country by drawing letters out of a hat. The person drew out the letters calling as they did -
C eh N eh D eh thus the name.
We drove across the country and back and have been to every province and capital except The Territories and Newfoundland and Labrador.
It is a wonderful nation.

TCK
06-29-2013, 04:38 PM
Yikes- I need to write an original about what your BlueJays did to our Giants this season...sigh
OK- Canada comin right up!

myrnaukelele
06-29-2013, 05:04 PM
No Rush or Triumph in the video? (You can see in which direction I will be leaning this week....)
Well...I did miss a few bands. But bring on the hard rock and heavy metal! :cool:

myrnaukelele
06-29-2013, 05:06 PM
Is multitracking ok?
Absolutely.

myrnaukelele
06-29-2013, 05:11 PM
Spent a year in Canada in 1995.
The joke of the year was -
They decided to name the country by drawing letters out of a hat. The person drew out the letters calling as they did -
C eh N eh D eh thus the name.
We drove across the country and back and have been to every province and capital except The Territories and Newfoundland and Labrador.
It is a wonderful nation.

I do love Canada. I've had some great road trips driving down through the Yukon to the lower 48.

greyghost
06-29-2013, 05:21 PM
Well...I did miss a few bands. But bring on the hard rock and heavy metal! :cool:

Oooh--I forgot about April Wine! And ANVIL!

frisbee fred
06-29-2013, 06:11 PM
One per person or can we submit more than one song?

23skidoo
06-29-2013, 06:11 PM
Hank Snow is Canadian? I had no idea..... thought he was from Texas. I think this is going to be a spectacular week, Myrna - great theme!

TCK
06-29-2013, 06:32 PM
You know- that is where I went immediately as well Mr. Skidoo- which one are you thinking so I can pick another?
Hank Snow is Canadian? I had no idea..... thought he was from Texas. I think this is going to be a spectacular week, Myrna - great theme!

23skidoo
06-29-2013, 06:47 PM
I've got a couple of tunes in mind, but no Hank Snow - he's all yers....

You know- that is where I went immediately as well Mr. Skidoo- which one are you thinking so I can pick another?

myrnaukelele
06-29-2013, 06:47 PM
One per person or can we submit more than one song?
Oh you can submit as many as you'd like - the more the merrier. But your name only goes in the hat once. The first song you submit will be considered your entry. The rest go on the bonus track playlist.

myrnaukelele
06-29-2013, 06:49 PM
Oooh--I forgot about April Wine! And ANVIL!

And that's just the A list! :cool:

Lime
06-29-2013, 07:54 PM
Ooo, very nice. Is this because some of us are a little soggy of late?

Dan Uke
06-29-2013, 07:59 PM
I'm glad you showed some Canadian singers cuz I wasn't ready to do Celine. BTW, the first season I participated was the river week! What a long time ago. hahaha

Ukeval
06-29-2013, 08:37 PM
Yess, I will be able to sing in french ;-)

myrnaukelele
06-29-2013, 08:41 PM
Yess, I will be able to sing in french ;-)

Tres bien! (desolee- my keyboard does not have the ability to make l'accent aigu)

myrnaukelele
06-29-2013, 08:58 PM
I'm glad you showed some Canadian singers cuz I wasn't ready to do Celine. BTW, the first season I participated was the river week! What a long time ago. hahaha
That was a long time ago! And that was the last time I hosted. Looking forward to hearing you do a Canadian song this week. :)

myrnaukelele
06-29-2013, 09:01 PM
Ooo, very nice. Is this because some of us are a little soggy of late?

Rain or shine- I love Canada! Hope you're able to give us a song this week Lime. Happy Canada day on Monday :)

wee_ginga_yin
06-29-2013, 09:12 PM
Errrmm!!! Where was Leonard?

Lime
06-29-2013, 09:42 PM
Rain or shine- I love Canada! Hope you're able to give us a song this week Lime. Happy Canada day on Monday :)
Oh yeah, that's the more obvious reason. But of course, July 4th is this week as well. But maybe you already did that last year.

greenie44
06-30-2013, 12:00 AM
I have to ask - did I see Sarah Dugas in that montage?

decaturcomp
06-30-2013, 01:33 AM
Wonderful to be reminded of all of those wonderful Canadian musicians like Ukuloonie!!!

pabrizzer
06-30-2013, 01:36 AM
My Entry.
One Day I Walk done more in the style of KD Lang rather than the intricate and beautiful guitar style of Bruce Cockburn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQZYLTb-7WU

pabrizzer
06-30-2013, 01:42 AM
Making this one a bonus track
Dance Me to the End of Love by Leonard Cohen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1mKEV6LR3g

Raygf
06-30-2013, 05:57 AM
I started my Sunday morning with Pabrizzer's One Day I Walk entry. It inspired me to give Bruce a go on ukulele. Bruce Cockburn's music is such a crucial, essential element in my development as a musician. I've never even thought to try any of his work on 4 strings. I play quite a bit on 6. This is a quick second take. I did not use my H2 for audio. Did my best to edit the video audio in iMovie. Now to back up and record something for Season 71.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXG7McTOnE0

Dougf
06-30-2013, 06:18 AM
Here's a bonus from Season 41, The Cremation of Sam McGee, by Robert Service, who has often been called "The Bard of the Yukon".


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bqUBZXuy34

myrnaukelele
06-30-2013, 07:25 AM
Errrmm!!! Where was Leonard?

OMG wee_ginga_yin - a picture of Leo Kottke was inserted instead of Leonard Cohen! How did that happen?? Google autocorrect? I couldn't let it remain like that. So i went back in and fixed it. Leonard Cohen (and Rush!) are now represented in the intro vid. Thanks for pointing out my error.

myrnaukelele
06-30-2013, 07:39 AM
I have to ask - did I see Sarah Dugas in that montage?

Greenie - I missed Sarah Dugas and Sarah McLachlan too. But Feist is in there!

decaturcomp
06-30-2013, 09:13 AM
FWIW Bruce was just married in Squaw Valley a couple of days ago.

[QUOTE=Raygf;1312566]I started my Sunday morning with Pabrizzer's One Day I Walk entry. It inspired me to give Bruce a go on ukulele. Bruce Cockburn's music is such a crucial, essential element in my development as a musician. I've never even thought to try any of his work on 4 strings. I play quite a bit on 6. This is a quick second take. I did not use my H2 for audio. Did my best to edit the video audio in iMovie. Now to back up and record something for Season 71.

Dan Uke
06-30-2013, 10:18 AM
Blurred Lines Parody by Robin Thicke : Son of Alan Thicke and Robin has dual citizenship. This is the #1 song in the country!!

I changed the words to reflect how great my Moore Bettah Ukulele is and how disgraceful Uluru is.

It is really hard to play, sing, dance, and look good :p


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRJrRtDNWj0&feature=youtu.be

Raygf
06-30-2013, 10:53 AM
Ray- it's private at the moment. Looking forward to hearing your song once it's fixed. :)

Thanks. Fixed it. iMovie default is Private and I often forget to change it.

decaturcomp
06-30-2013, 11:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bbs0X1fWzw

Canadian Railroad Trilogy -Gordon Lightfoot

strumsilly
06-30-2013, 11:52 AM
Peewee inspired me to try using the Guadalupe low octave strings[thanks peewee]. they can bee a bit muddy sounding when chording, but I thought his sounded great picked, so I thought I'd give it a try. Here's a little Mr. Lightfoot

http://youtu.be/UxxucnhPOUc

wallyboy
06-30-2013, 01:11 PM
sorry for senior moment start of vid.....:D
nice theme, some great canadian artists
heart of gold,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OMlF__8KJo

~dave~~wave~
06-30-2013, 02:12 PM
"Share The Land" by Winnipeg, Manitoba's The Guess Who (1970).

Played on my JC Clark 6-string with a maple leaf on the headstock.

Much respect to our Canadian neighbors, thanks for all the years of good music. This is going to be another great week.





http://youtu.be/_uJt20MjIaE

ukuloonie
06-30-2013, 02:37 PM
Wonderful to be reminded of all of those wonderful Canadian musicians like Ukuloonie!!!
Thanks Mate

vct33
06-30-2013, 03:27 PM
Not happy with the vocals but my voice is in bad shape today so no point in trying to get a better take. If I can learn a Bare Naked Ladies song, I'll post another vid at the end of the week.


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

Shady Wilbury
07-01-2013, 05:57 AM
Thanks for a great season, Myrna! You've given me another opportunity to try one of my favourite tunes. Unfortunately, I got so excited about this that I missed a verse out completely. Really enjoyed performing it, though. I decided to have a go at 'The Maker' by Daniel Lanois.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwWeFLVnsH4&feature=youtu.be

myrnaukelele
07-01-2013, 07:36 AM
Happy Canada Day to all you Canadians out there!

myrnaukelele
07-01-2013, 08:47 AM
My Entry.
One Day I Walk done more in the style of KD Lang rather than the intricate and beautiful guitar style of Bruce Cockburn.

That loon is too cool- I'd love one of those. Thanks for the wonderful version of this song. You always play with such heart- I always look forward to hearing your entries to the Seasons. Nice hat.

I started my Sunday morning with Pabrizzer's One Day I Walk entry. It inspired me to give Bruce a go on ukulele. Bruce Cockburn's music is such a crucial, essential element in my development as a musician. I've never even thought to try any of his work on 4 strings. I play quite a bit on 6. This is a quick second take. I did not use my H2 for audio. Did my best to edit the video audio in iMovie. Now to back up and record something for Season 71.

Ray - What a great song. I had a picture of Bruce for the montage but it got lost in the shuffle. He's an amazing songwriter. Loved your version of All the Ways I Want You. Hope you find time to do another of his songs for this week.

Blurred Lines Parody by Robin Thicke : Son of Alan Thicke and Robin has dual citizenship. This is the #1 song in the country!!
I changed the words to reflect how great my Moore Bettah Ukulele is and how disgraceful Uluru is.

It is really hard to play, sing, dance, and look good :p

Lookin' good for sure! This is a great parody nongdam. Three cheers for Moore Bettah (yours sounds fabulous btw)! Shame on Uluru. This video deserves to go viral.


Canadian Railroad Trilogy -Gordon Lightfoot
Train songs! I love train songs! Thanks for doing these for Canada week. Someday I want to take the White Pass & Yukon route to Carcross. You have an astonishing repertoire. You seem to be able to play just about any style and know so many many songs. It's always fun to hear what you pick for each week.

Peewee inspired me to try using the Guadalupe low octave strings[thanks peewee]. they can bee a bit muddy sounding when chording, but I thought his sounded great picked, so I thought I'd give it a try. Here's a little Mr. Lightfoot

It is a beautiful song. And you sing it very well. Your uke sounds great.

sorry for senior moment start of vid.....:D
nice theme, some great canadian artists
heart of gold,
wallyboy - Excellent choice of songs - this is one of my favorites. Humming along :cool:

"Share The Land" by Winnipeg, Manitoba's The Guess Who (1970).
Played on my JC Clark 6-string with a maple leaf on the headstock.
Much respect to our Canadian neighbors, thanks for all the years of good music. This is going to be another great week.

~dave~~wave~ I think we must be the same age. You often pick songs I remember from my high school and college years. Brings back all those fond memories of being young and listening/dancing to all that great music. Thanks for doing a Guess Who song for this week.


Not happy with the vocals but my voice is in bad shape today so no point in trying to get a better take. If I can learn a Bare Naked Ladies song, I'll post another vid at the end of the week.

What a great version of this song vct33. Your picking sounds so beautiful and you sing with such emotion. Very nice.

Thanks for a great season, Myrna! You've given me another opportunity to try one of my favourite tunes. Unfortunately, I got so excited about this that I missed a verse out completely. Really enjoyed performing it, though. I decided to have a go at 'The Maker' by Daniel Lanois.

Shady - I didn't know this song. I'll have to search out a Daniel Lanois CD. Thanks for sharing!

wee_ginga_yin
07-01-2013, 08:55 AM
OMG wee_ginga_yin - a picture of Leo Kottke was inserted instead of Leonard Cohen! How did that happen?? Google autocorrect? I couldn't let it remain like that. So i went back in and fixed it. Leonard Cohen (and Rush!) are now represented in the intro vid. Thanks for pointing out my error.

Did not mean to cause you any trouble. I did not see the billiard ball head of Stan Rogers either.
That man is a genius and so prolific and it is tragic his life ended so early. Just like Tom Paxton
I think he would deserve a whole season to himself. All of his songs have wonderful stories to them
and the melodies and lyrics are first class... quite breathtaking. He sings songs about working men
and women and has got a special thing going about the sea and fishermen. Not to highjack the thread
but for anybodies consideration have a listen to any of the following. Click on the hyperlinks below

Barrett's Privateers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0CvSIhF_tA)
Mary Ellen Carter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT-aEcPgkuA) (with inspirational story to begin with )
white collar holler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsDkmVo2fg4)
The Idiot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMfwxWA14zo)
Sailor's Rest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3yFdgs2BdM)

myrnaukelele
07-01-2013, 09:53 AM
Did not mean to cause you any trouble. I did not see the billiard ball head of Stan Rogers either.
That man is a genius and so prolific and it is tragic his life ended so early. Just like Tom Paxton
I think he would deserve a whole season to himself. All of his songs have wonderful stories to them
and the melodies and lyrics are first class... quite breathtaking. He sings songs about working men
and women and has got a special thing going about the sea and fishermen. Not to highjack the thread
but for anybodies consideration have a listen to any of the following. Click on the hyperlinks below

Barrett's Privateers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0CvSIhF_tA)
Mary Ellen Carter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT-aEcPgkuA) (with inspirational story to begin with )
white collar holler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsDkmVo2fg4)
The Idiot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMfwxWA14zo)
Sailor's Rest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3yFdgs2BdM)

Oh it was no trouble wee_ginga_yin. And it needed to be corrected. You're right about Stan Rogers- he was a brilliant songwriter who died much too soon. I remember when it happened. I had recently bought a a guitar and was just getting into the Folk music scene at the time. We were all in shock at the news- so tragic. Please- someone do a Stan Roger's song this week. Or two or three.

xommen
07-01-2013, 11:42 AM
My Season 72 Entry: Serena Pryne and the Mandevilles - Heaven on the Highway

http://youtu.be/HMNO3K0471Y

uke4ia
07-01-2013, 12:35 PM
Wow, I wish this theme came up some other week. I have a couple of unfinished songs inspired by a trip I once made to Newfoundland. I probably won't have time to finish one this week.

I just got back this afternoon from a vacation in Bermuda, where I got to meet Uncle Elvis in person. We got to sit up front for one of his gigs. The man played a three-hour set with no breaks! This was my first vacation since 2005 where I didn't have a uke with me -- I felt naked.

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Pueo
07-01-2013, 12:47 PM
My first BONUS entry! MusicMonsterW had a contest a couple of years ago for songs by Canadian Singer/Songwriters. I chose Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot. The Baritone I am playing is my wife's grandfather's ukulele, which grandma gave to me.

http://youtu.be/WBMBGlRtmA0

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
07-01-2013, 12:51 PM
The Wright brothers of Victoria, British Columbia formed Nomeansno in 1979 and began making intense, progressive, punk rock. Well over thirty years years later, they're still at it---making new music, recording, and performing all over the world. If anyone's been wondering if it's possible to stay vital, creative, and musical all through life, Nomeansno offers proof.

Adapting this intense punk song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAD4jnlpUug) for uke was quite challenging, and I surely could've used a couple days more practice, but I had to get this done today so I could wish everyone Happy Canada Day!!


http://youtu.be/wQnDm0VLgg4

Thanks for a great Season, Myrna! Don't eat too much poutine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poutine) this week, everyone!

Tootler
07-01-2013, 01:36 PM
Did not mean to cause you any trouble. I did not see the billiard ball head of Stan Rogers either.
That man is a genius and so prolific and it is tragic his life ended so early. Just like Tom Paxton
I think he would deserve a whole season to himself. All of his songs have wonderful stories to them
and the melodies and lyrics are first class... quite breathtaking. He sings songs about working men
and women and has got a special thing going about the sea and fishermen. Not to highjack the thread
but for anybodies consideration have a listen to any of the following. Click on the hyperlinks below

Barrett's Privateers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0CvSIhF_tA)
Mary Ellen Carter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT-aEcPgkuA) (with inspirational story to begin with )
white collar holler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsDkmVo2fg4)
The Idiot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMfwxWA14zo)
Sailor's Rest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3yFdgs2BdM)

Agreed about Stan Rogers. I only discovered him recently but there are some great songs there.

I just finished recording Barrett's Privateers but just before I uploaded I realised I'd left a verse out, so I'm going to do it again. I should get some time tomorrow afternoon.

Just in case you're thinking about it, don't anyone dare nick it :iwant:

lakesideglenn
07-01-2013, 02:26 PM
I'm planning on doing a Stan Rogers song...and not one of the ones listed above.
Stay tuned!

GaryC1968
07-01-2013, 03:01 PM
Once I heard that April Wine was from Canada, I had to do this song.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9u1rx0ai-c

bonesigh
07-01-2013, 03:47 PM
Happy Canada Day to you too (:

Happy Canada Day to all you Canadians out there!

~dave~~wave~
07-01-2013, 05:33 PM
Happy Canada Day!
A bonus track. This is what passes for bi-lingual from me... "bon, c'est bon, bon bon, c'est bon bon...."

Sweet City Woman by The Stampeders.
Number One in Canada (and Top Ten US) in May, 1971, the month I graduated from high school.

Lyric reclaimed from banjo to ukulele.
U-bass and 8-string lead dubbed in GarageBand.





http://youtu.be/2In1TxQ7nyU

TCK
07-01-2013, 08:25 PM
Another season that leaves me no other choice than to do the un-imaginable.
Myrna- I can't believe you made me do this...but someone had to, so be it.
Hopefully this is a bonus, I got another one I am working on with my co-star...if she learns it, it shall be.
Hopefully my shirt does not go un noticed...bad to the bone!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1mnZImr2OA&feature=youtu.be
Thanks for hosting Myrna- I hope this makes you laugh a little ;)

we tigers
07-01-2013, 08:46 PM
What a Season it is already! Dave doing the sinking boat movie song, Ralf doing the mighty NoMeansNo. Wow! Contrasts!

TCK
07-01-2013, 09:16 PM
Tell me the Tigers are working up a Dayglo song with the glock and I am seriously in heaven...or DOA. DOA would totally work as well
What a Season it is already! Dave doing the sinking boat movie song, Ralf doing the mighty NoMeansNo. Wow! Contrasts!

thesillydave
07-01-2013, 09:52 PM
crash test dummies song...."superman's song" ....and i mistakenly announced it as 71st season...my bad! ooops!

http://youtu.be/6gzJ0VPY5TY
cheers!

wee_ginga_yin
07-02-2013, 05:11 AM
Didn't you just hate it when Michael Jackson grabbed his crotch and squeezed so hard that
he hit those excruciatingly high notes "eeeh-hee Shamona" and when you did the same
three things happened... it didn't work, it looked stupid and most importantly it felt stupid.

Didn't you cringe at Crimbo when the angelic choirboy once again flew in the air
with a snowman... and every other week on TOTP, boy bands would shoehorn themselves
into tight jeans to sing a BeeGees song like Barry Gibb.

Oh the blessed relief to hear Mr Cohen sing at subsonic levels, his voice rumbling
like a steam roller over gravel... hitting those impossibly low notes that would
frustrate anyone who tried to emulate him. To hear that wino whine from Tom Waits
who before every performace gargles with razor blades and small sharp stones.

Don't think high. Go low.

MMM mmm mmm mmm was recorded by the Canadian folk/rock band called Crashtest dummies.
In their native Canada, "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" was a comparative disappointment on the charts,
only peaking at #14. Two other songs from the album went top 10 in Canada: "Swimming In Your Ocean"
and "Afternoons & Coffeespoons".

This latter song was also a top 40 hit in Australia and the United Kingdom and hit the lower portion of
the US Hot 100. The result was that by mid-1994 the album had passed the platinum sales mark
(one million) in the United States and had also earned the band three Grammy nominations and three
more Juno nominations. To date, God Shuffled His Feet has sold more than five and a half million copies worldwide.

This is a below the belt low bonus


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngLNlRq0Hho

we tigers
07-02-2013, 05:26 AM
Tell me the Tigers are working up a Dayglo song with the glock and I am seriously in heaven...or DOA. DOA would totally work as well

No Dave, no DOA from us I'm afraid. Complex instrumental post-rock and/or translated modern classical piano music. If we can pull it off...

I the meantime I'm going to mmmmmm along with WGY.

max2173
07-02-2013, 06:26 AM
I'll just apologise in advance for this, but someone had to do it. Hopefully I've changed it enough to make it listenable.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0icLG3eNJXU&feature=youtu.be

Tootler
07-02-2013, 06:53 AM
Here is my entry. Barratt's Privateers by Stan Rogers


http://youtu.be/pVvOVd-CHVY

There's quite a good article on the song in Wikipedia here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrett%27s_Privateers)

Words:

Barrett's Privateers
by: Stan Rogers

Oh, the [C] year was seventeen [G] seventy [C] eight
How I wish I [F] was in [C] Sherbrooke [G] now
A [C] letter of [G] marque came [C] from the king
To the scummiest vessel I'd [G] ever [F] seen

Chorus
God [G] damn them [C] all, I was [F] told,
We'd [C] cruise the [F] seas for A[C]merican [F] gold
We'd [G] fire no [C] guns, [G] shed no [F] tears
But I'm a [C] broken [F] man on a [C] Halifax [F] pier
The last of Barrett's [G] Priva[C]teers

Oh Elcid Barrett cried the town, How I wish I was...
For twenty brave men, all fishermen, who
Would make for him the Antelope's crew, God Damn Them...

The Antelope sloop was a sickening sight. How I wish I was...
She'd a list to port and her sails in rags,
And a cook in the scuppers with staggers and jags. God Damn Them...

On the King's birthday we put to sea. How I wish I was...
We were ninety-one days to Montego bay,
Pumping like madmen all the way. God Damn Them...

On the ninety-sixth day we sailed again. How I wish I was...
When a bloody great Yankee hove in sight
With our cracked four-pounders we made to fight. God Damn Them...

The Yankee lay low down with gold. How I wish I was...
She was broad and fat and loose in stays,
But to catch her took the Antelope two whole days. God Damn Them...

Then at length we stood two cables away. How I wish I was...
Our cracked four-pounders made an awful din,
But with one fat ball the Yank stove us in. God Damn Them...

The Antelope shook and pitched on her side. How I wish I was...
Barrett was smashed like a bowl of eggs,
And the maintruck carried off both me legs. God Damn Them...

So here I lay in my twenty-third year. How I wish I was...
It's been six years since we sailed away,
And I just made Halifax yesterday. God Damn Them...

Raygf
07-02-2013, 07:00 AM
Tie Me at the Crossroads by Bruce Cockburn on #479. I picked it up on Sunday.

:love: Love it. Love it. Love it. :love:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOUX9LllXUo

wee_ginga_yin
07-02-2013, 07:10 AM
Epic Geoff. I greatly enjoyed that. You carried it off in style.
You old swashbuckler you. I don't have any swashes to buckle
so I could never have done it, what with those changes in time
signature. Great story telling and the "God damns" gave me the shivers.

All the best Rob.

wee_ginga_yin
07-02-2013, 07:21 AM
Burn Baby Burn by Bruce Cockburn.
My biggest multitrack ever as a bonus
I love Mr Cockburn's political stuff.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwtKJqJ1uBE

uke4ia
07-02-2013, 12:12 PM
MMM mmm mmm mmm was recorded by the Canadian folk/rock band called Crashtest dummies.
In their native Canada, "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" was a comparative disappointment on the charts,
only peaking at #14. Two other songs from the album went top 10 in Canada: "Swimming In Your Ocean"
and "Afternoons & Coffeespoons". This latter song was also a top 40 hit in Australia and the United Kingdom and hit the lower portion of the US Hot 100. The result was that by mid-1994 the album had passed the platinum sales mark
(one million) in the United States and had also earned the band three Grammy nominations and three
more Juno nominations.

In the U.S., "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" was a big hit, it went to #4. I don't know if it still holds this trivia accomplishment, but for many years it was the only Top 10 hit ever to have no vowels in the title.

decaturcomp
07-02-2013, 01:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYjrsnadPZA

Thanks to Rob and Dave for reminding us about these guys.

Tootler
07-02-2013, 01:58 PM
Epic Geoff. I greatly enjoyed that. You carried it off in style.
You old swashbuckler you. I don't have any swashes to buckle
so I could never have done it, what with those changes in time
signature. Great story telling and the "God damns" gave me the shivers.

All the best Rob.

Thanks, Rob.

It took a bit of working out. Someone at a local folk club sings it. He does a good job but he runs the verse into the chorus in a way that always gives me a problem finding somewhere to take a breath in the first half of the chorus. Once I realised that "God damns" would fit better treated as part of the verse, then it all fell into place both musically and in terms of the story.

It's a great song and a cracking good story.

peewee
07-02-2013, 02:02 PM
Tabernack!

My experience with Canada and with Canadians has primarily been Quebec centered, and I spent the last few days researching Quebecois music trying to find the right song.
I found a contemporary "Néo-Trad" band that is perfect. Les Cowboys Fringuants (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Cowboys_Fringants). I have long been fascinated with Quebecois French, especially at its slangiest. Here it is in song form. Mon Chum Remi (http://youtu.be/HDMHf96_W-M)

This is a maudlin song for certain, and I'll provide a rough translation, but what's great about it is the language.
Me singing this stuff is a little like Elton John trying to sound Texan (http://youtu.be/haH-tClY8ME), or maybe worse.

For the musicologists, this is almost the same song, 70s French style: Manu by Renaud (http://youtu.be/XdNOimoBUbY)
Anyway here's me in French-Canadian Drag:

http://youtu.be/0hSTjy-XKgE

http://youtu.be/0hSTjy-XKgE



Hey Fatso, gimme your keys
You'll break the balloon
You're too wasted to
Drive that old heap home`
Last call is passed
There's nobody left
C'mon I'll buy you a coffee
Across the street
For the last couple weeks
You've been talkin about shooting yourself
And sounding like the depressed guy
But come on don't be an idiot,
You gotta know how to hang on
The bad stuff always blows over

And plus, I'd be left all alone
I won't have my old chum
Who's gonna come bum a smoke
When things are weird at work?
Hey Remi, Don’t do anything dumb,
I’m fond of your face,
And besides, you still owe me 50 bucks

The house lights are on,
The boss is counting his take
The waitress is pooped
We gotta hurry up
You know something Remi,
I sometimes wonder too
What life is worth
When things get messy
And in the end
It’s really not easy
We’re all alone on the road
In a crazy universe
But get yourself home
You have a kid that adores you
That’s a real good reason
To not go to the other side
Plus, I’ll be left all alone
I won’t have my old chum
The one I clean out every year
In the hockey betting pool
Hey Remi, Don’t do anything stupid,
I’m fond of your face,
And besides, you still owe me 50 bucks

Instead of yanking the plug
On your @$%@$ bum’s life
Try to let go of drugs and
Be a man
Because I want to see
The old buddy I used to know
But nobody can help you
Unless you get your ass in gear
The bus-boy is mopping up
They’re gonna lock up the doors
One last smoke and
Then we gotta go
And just when we were getting up
He ended up saying
I shouldn’t worry so much
And he was going to ….try to get it together

Hey Remi, Don’t do anything dumb,
I’m fond of your face,
And besides, you still owe me 50 bucks

Tootler
07-02-2013, 02:19 PM
Nice one Peewee. With the English words I was sort of able to follow bits of the French.

myrnaukelele
07-02-2013, 06:20 PM
My Season 72 Entry: Serena Pryne and the Mandevilles - Heaven on the Highway

Wim - I really liked your song. I'll have to check out this band! You have great taste in music and a unique style - I always enjoy hearing the songs you pick to play for the Seasons.


The Wright brothers of Victoria, British Columbia formed Nomeansno in 1979 and began making intense, progressive, punk rock. Well over thirty years years later, they're still at it---making new music, recording, and performing all over the world. If anyone's been wondering if it's possible to stay vital, creative, and musical all through life, Nomeansno offers proof.
Adapting this intense punk song for uke was quite challenging, and I surely could've used a couple days more practice, but I had to get this done today so I could wish everyone Happy Canada Day!!
Thanks for a great Season, Myrna! Don't eat too much poutine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poutine) this week, everyone!
Ralf- you amaze me with your ability to turn punk rock songs into really cool ukulele versions. This was so fascinating to listen to. Loved it. And bonus points for posting on Canada Day! I'm heading to Quebec at the end of the month and I'll definitely have to eat some poutine while I'm there! :o


Once I heard that April Wine was from Canada, I had to do this song.

Points for having an adorable dog! Great song. This is another band I'm going to have to check out. Nice strumming.


Another season that leaves me no other choice than to do the un-imaginable.
Myrna- I can't believe you made me do this...but someone had to, so be it.
Hopefully this is a bonus, I got another one I am working on with my co-star...if she learns it, it shall be.
Hopefully my shirt does not go un noticed...bad to the bone!
Thanks for hosting Myrna- I hope this makes you laugh a little ;)
Hahaha! Yes, your laugh at the end of the vid was infectious. It was a great way to start my morning.


crash test dummies song...."superman's song" ....and i mistakenly announced it as 71st season...my bad! ooops!
cheers!
Yeah! Crash Test Dummies! Another fun one from thesillydave. Love it!


I'll just apologise in advance for this, but someone had to do it. Hopefully I've changed it enough to make it listenable.

Max - No reason at all to apologise - you sounded great. So did your uke. I just got a Mainland concert when I was at UWC (red Cedar) and I love it.

Here is my entry. Barratt's Privateers by Stan Rogers
There's quite a good article on the song in Wikipedia here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrett%27s_Privateers)

Brilliant Tootler. This really suits your style. Stan Rogers wrote such great songs. Thanks for doing this one.

Tabernack!

My experience with Canada and with Canadians has primarily been Quebec centered, and I spent the last few days researching Quebecois music trying to find the right song.
I found a contemporary "Néo-Trad" band that is perfect. Les Cowboys Fringuants (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Cowboys_Fringants). I have long been fascinated with Quebecois French, especially at its slangiest. Here it is in song form. Mon Chum Remi (http://youtu.be/HDMHf96_W-M)

This is a maudlin song for certain, and I'll provide a rough translation, but what's great about it is the language.
Me singing this stuff is a little like Elton John trying to sound Texan (http://youtu.be/haH-tClY8ME), or maybe worse.

For the musicologists, this is almost the same song, 70s French style: Manu by Renaud (http://youtu.be/XdNOimoBUbY)
Anyway here's me in French-Canadian Drag:
http://youtu.be/0hSTjy-XKgE

Thanks for this one peewee! Great song. I loved the plaid shirt, the Quebecois slang, the great sound you got from your uke- and I really loved the violin.

Ukeval
07-02-2013, 10:54 PM
My entry, a song by French canadian songwriter Félix Leclerc...


http://youtu.be/3P5UaIKI5Ng

xommen
07-03-2013, 04:29 AM
Wim - I really liked your song. I'll have to check out this band! You have great taste in music and a unique style - I always enjoy hearing the songs you pick to play for the Seasons.
Thanks Myrna, I started out thinking about doing something by Bruce Cockburn or Rush (since I like both very much), but then remembered that Serena Pryne is also Canadian (although she has Dutch roots, but that made it even better). They are certainly worth checking out, Serena can really sing, and does this song much more justice then I did ;).

wee_ginga_yin
07-03-2013, 04:49 AM
Some words might be right but not many.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xtvr6qgnsU

Ukeval
07-03-2013, 05:25 AM
@ Peewee : super l'accent, on s'y croirait ;-)

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
07-03-2013, 07:09 AM
Ralf- you amaze me with your ability to turn punk rock songs into really cool ukulele versions. This was so fascinating to listen to. Loved it. And bonus points for posting on Canada Day! I'm heading to Quebec at the end of the month and I'll definitely have to eat some poutine while I'm there! :o

Thanks, Myrna! The uke version was influenced by the playing of the great Canadian ukulele player and teacher, J. Chalmers Doane in this interview:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmNY_K69rQQ

peewee
07-03-2013, 08:07 AM
Nice one Peewee. With the English words I was sort of able to follow bits of the French.


@ Peewee : super l'accent, on s'y croirait ;-)

Merci, les chums!

And don't worry Geoff, I think some French people would have trouble following along.

xommen
07-03-2013, 09:44 AM
Another song for this Season, a song by one of U2's producers ;): Daniel Lanois - Still water
I put an extra vocal track and some Mandolin in for fun.
Myrna could this please become my entry and the other one a bonus?

http://youtu.be/NzS2FkWeee4

UncleMoon
07-03-2013, 01:50 PM
Here's my entry this week. I thought picking a song may be tough, but got real excited to see these guys are from Canada.

Hope everyone has/had a safe and happy holiday week.


http://youtu.be/9gTSR_lWt_E

decaturcomp
07-03-2013, 03:46 PM
Gordon Lightfoot again. I've always loved his work.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8k4bROCiUg

myrnaukelele
07-03-2013, 03:51 PM
Host bonus.
Yukon Women by Susan Ellenton (1983).

http://youtu.be/-hEQEkU19jE

ksiegel
07-03-2013, 04:37 PM
I had a chance to make a video today, so here it is... Warts & All!

And believe me - there are a lot of warts on this one! (Not even counting the "false starts" I tacked on to the end...)



-Kurt


http://youtu.be/o_Y69PE18N8

Dan Uke
07-03-2013, 06:26 PM
Has anyone done a Justin Bieber song yet?? :p

redpaul1
07-04-2013, 12:49 AM
Another season that leaves me no other choice than to do the un-imaginable.
Myrna- I can't believe you made me do this...but someone had to, so be it.
Hopefully this is a bonus, I got another one I am working on with my co-star...if she learns it, it shall be.
Hopefully my shirt does not go un noticed...bad to the bone!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1mnZImr2OA&feature=youtu.be
Thanks for hosting Myrna- I hope this makes you laugh a little ;)

Shirt not by any means unnoticed! Thanks for wearing and sharing! Anyone for anymore?

chrimess
07-04-2013, 03:19 AM
Happy National Days, everyone!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl7tSeUK4oo&sns=em

GaryC1968
07-04-2013, 04:11 AM
Has anyone done a Justin Bieber song yet?? :p

We're looking at you TCK, aka Cloverdale Kid! :)

TCK
07-04-2013, 06:03 AM
Dude- I was a Beliber, but that was days ago- now I am a hardcore Directioner ;)
We're looking at you TCK, aka Cloverdale Kid! :)

Dougf
07-04-2013, 07:51 AM
Here's a song by Canada's most famous ukulele player, James Hill.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiGAZe4rk8M

Dan Uke
07-04-2013, 09:17 AM
Dude- I was a Beliber, but that was days ago- now I am a hardcore Directioner ;)

Hilarious!!! the sad thing is I know what you are talking about

frisbee fred
07-04-2013, 09:55 AM
Not gonna make it this week. Going on a cruise with my wife tomorrow and could not learn the song quickly enough. If anyone is going to be in Bermuda let's get together for a jam......

erivel
07-04-2013, 10:26 AM
Here's my entry for this week. I kinda rushed to put this one together. Enjoy!


http://youtu.be/MFpqZVyIYJ4

gyosh
07-04-2013, 11:06 AM
Not gonna make it this week. Going on a cruise with my wife tomorrow and could not learn the song quickly enough. If anyone is going to be in Bermuda let's get together for a jam......

Go check out Uncle Elvis on his home turf. You can PM him for times and locations.

greenie44
07-04-2013, 11:31 AM
One of the greatest of all American bands, The Band, was actually 80% Canadian, which opened up a rich vein of choices. I selected a lullaby from the Stage Fright album, All La Glory.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLR7u-SOLFI&feature=youtu.be

Hope you all like it. I have another bonus entry which I did for a laugh which I will post in a bit.

xommen
07-04-2013, 12:09 PM
Did a bonus multitrack Daniel Lanois song (it seems multitrack week for me ;)).
This is a song that the Passengers (Basically Daniel Lanois + U2) did, but it is also on one of his solo albums. I put two extra vocal tracks and a track with my Les Paul uke with some effect on it for some extra finishing touch.

http://youtu.be/nYyrBbzeewI

uke4ia
07-04-2013, 01:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5CgbSm1avY

Riding on erivel's coattails, here's some more Neil Young. This is "The Old Laughing Lady".

we tigers
07-04-2013, 01:53 PM
Maybe Saskia and I are taking these Seasons a little too serious; this video/song took us three nights...
When I saw the challenge for this week I immediately had in mind what band I wanted to cover. We're both big fans of Do Make Say Think. A post-rock band from Toronto whose members also play in Broken Social Scene and are connected with Godspeed! You Black Emperor.

But how do you translate the sound of a band with two drummers, three guitars, two basses and four trumpets to the world of ukulele? So we went a bit overboard multi tracking. I think we ended up with 15 tracks... If you play it on a handheld device you'll miss some of those tracks. The bass always tend to disappear on devices other then normal speakers.

Sure hope you like it!

http://youtu.be/cfpVceQkzT8

Hochapeafarm
07-04-2013, 02:27 PM
Ooohhh such a fun season, Myrnaukulele!!! Thank you so much for hosting!!! AWESOME entries from everyone!!!

So, I am feeling REALLY punchy after recording my entry today...okay, yep, I was feeling punchy WHILE recording it, too! It was another week of playing it over and over and over and OVER again...the plus side is I did, FINALLY, memorize the song lyrics, but sheesh...playing it was so tough! My fretting pinky finger is a killin' me after playing this all week and today multiple times. Shoulda just let it rest, but wanted to get this in 'cuz time is a wastin' (as my dad used to say!).

Here is Danielle Ate The Sandwich's "Canada" off of her album Two Bedroom Apartment. Here is the link to her original (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ54kpOSWJw) (and please note that I strummed in my cover instead of picking as she does in her original). Enjoy and thanks for watching! :-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g52f6QWOct0

myrnaukelele
07-04-2013, 03:42 PM
My entry, a song by French canadian songwriter Félix Leclerc...

Merci pour cette chanson! Votre chant était très agréable.

Some words might be right but not many.

One of the things I love about the Seasons is that i always hear songs and music I'm unfamiliar with. I didn't know the band Arcade Fire so thanks for doing Neon Bible. I always like listening to your entries- you come up with some great songs.
(And the overlay makes for a nice special effect- I don't think Windows Movie Maker has an overlay function like that).

Here's my entry this week. I thought picking a song may be tough, but got real excited to see these guys are from Canada.
Hope everyone has/had a safe and happy holiday week.

Happy 4th of July to you Uncle Moon! Great song choice. I didn't care that it wasn't formatted - you sounded great.

I had a chance to make a video today, so here it is... Warts & All!
And believe me - there are a lot of warts on this one! (Not even counting the "false starts" I tacked on to the end...)

-Kurt

Funny - I heard this song on the radio just this morning. I've always loved this song and it's on my "to learn" list. So glad you added this one to our Canada playlist. You sing it with such heart. And that was some great picking on the break.

Happy National Days, everyone!

You oughta know...I'm really glad you did some Alanis. Glad that Canadian record got unstuck lol!

Here's a song by Canada's most famous ukulele player, James Hill.

There's that distinctive jazzy style. Love it! And the Mighty Uke shirt too. Thanks for playing a James Hill song this week. It gave me the idea for my third prize -I ordered two of his CDs and I'm giving one of them away as a prize this week.

Here's my entry for this week. I kinda rushed to put this one together. Enjoy!

I'm blown away by your awesome talents! Amazing uke skillz, great harmonies, excellent choice of songs - what's not to like!:cool:

decaturcomp
07-04-2013, 03:58 PM
the first song i ever heard by this guy...i hated it...i made fun of it...then i got swept away by an incredible destiny on the white fields of October

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhGxfE0ILGY

uke4ia
07-04-2013, 05:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnmpmBpDPM8

This is "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)" by The Band. Three of the five members of the Band were Canadian, including songwriter Robbie Robertson.


Edit: I forgot to point out that this is a bonus track. Also, greenie44's post below is correct, 4 of the 5 members of The Band were Canadian, not 3.

greenie44
07-04-2013, 06:13 PM
This is "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)" by The Band. Three of the five members of the Band were Canadian, including songwriter Robbie Robertson.

Fantastic song selection and great version. I thought that all The Band was Canadian except for Levon - I did a selection of theirs too.

uke4ia
07-04-2013, 06:39 PM
Fantastic song selection and great version. I thought that all The Band was Canadian except for Levon - I did a selection of theirs too.

You're right. I'm in the middle of reading Levon Helm's autobiography, and I misread something and got the idea Richard Manuel was American.

UncleMoon
07-04-2013, 07:04 PM
Happy 4th of July to you Uncle Moon! Great song choice. I didn't care that it wasn't formatted - you sounded great.


That was a joke - I didn't frame myself in the camera right, rather than re-shoot it - I put a disclaimer on it. :)

greenie44
07-04-2013, 07:56 PM
Well, I didn't actually mean to make this bonus entry, but it kind of happened anyways. As I was working our another song, I realized a tune I did for Season 70 could be re-written into a Completely New Song, and one that really hit the theme bullseye. The more I thought about it, the funnier it got (to me, at least), and this is what I ended up with.

The last effect I added was titles throughout, which not only distract from the crummy overdubbing, but also seem antithetical to the normally modest Canadian character.

I give you - O Canadian!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Skfav8dI6oU

TCK
07-04-2013, 08:49 PM
This video has almost everything:
Ridiculously long intro.
Sounds of our entire city exploding in the background.
CHUNKING.
My wife :) .
Great shirt.
Bad words.
Joe Higgs quote.
Ukulele.
The only thing it lacks is a montage of Leonardo DiCaprio freezing to death, but I did that already.
My favorite Canadian musician wrote this one,
Hope you like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftHjPp7maXo&feature=youtu.be
Thanks for hosting Myrna!

wee_ginga_yin
07-04-2013, 10:05 PM
One of the things I love about the Seasons is that i always hear songs and music I'm unfamiliar with. I didn't know the band Arcade Fire so thanks for doing Neon Bible. I always like listening to your entries- you come up with some great songs.
(And the overlay makes for a nice special effect- I don't think Windows Movie Maker has an overlay function like that).


Arcade Fire were most likely was influenced by the book of the same name
which was written by John Kennedy Toole (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Kennedy_Toole) when he was 16 years old. It does not
have any Geometry and hardly any Theology in it, which was the answer to everything
in the Confederacy of Dunces (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Confederacy_of_Dunces) but it does have some old testament references and
perhaps even a idea stolen from the Name of the Rose (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Name_of_the_Rose) namely licking your fingers
and turning the page... now there is a neat way to deliver a poison.

Tootler
07-04-2013, 10:55 PM
Just waiting for a taxi to the railway station. London today, Cologne tomorrow then Vienna on Sunday for 10 Days in Austria.

Meanwhile here's a bonus wot I did earlier about one who wasn't off on a journey


http://youtu.be/5R4RUVv46Bs

I may or may not be able to participate over the next two weeks depending on access to wifi (and its cost). Have uke will travel but will I find somewhere to play?

erivel
07-04-2013, 11:09 PM
There are two more songs that I'd like to record for this week, but I don't think I'll have enough time. But here's a old bonus for you:
http://youtu.be/8a2kxcd-i-g

erivel
07-04-2013, 11:12 PM
Another older bonus...can you tell I like Neil Young? :)

http://youtu.be/WHM1u3pThTM

wee_ginga_yin
07-05-2013, 03:54 AM
Started out singing Mystery by Bruce Cockburn, but somehow 2 Corinthians 4:16 got in the way. FTB (For the Bonus)


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

TheUkeBloke
07-05-2013, 03:59 AM
My entry for Season 72. "Southern Pacific" by Neil Young.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iQURfYY070

southside mike
07-05-2013, 12:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj8jR7U26ww

Season 72 entry. Original by The Band

peewee
07-05-2013, 01:07 PM
Great Week Myrna!

I have to get this video posted before I fritter away my entire life multitracking.
The background vocals are too hot and the solo is really wonky, but I'm done working on it!

It's a song called "I'm Not Saying" by Gordon Lightfoot from 1965.
GL's version of it sounds like a cheeky Canadian boy trying to sound like a player (http://youtu.be/5Af5d1FeJn4).
A month or so later Nico recorded it and she sounds like an irresistible soul crushing man eater (http://youtu.be/JgdZFnZ6M0k).
Funny how different interpretations can be.
Here's mine, where I sound like some guy reading the lyrics off a sheet of paper:
http://youtu.be/u7Z87atBiIo

http://youtu.be/u7Z87atBiIo

myrnaukelele
07-05-2013, 06:16 PM
Maybe Saskia and I are taking these Seasons a little too serious; this video/song took us three nights...
When I saw the challenge for this week I immediately had in mind what band I wanted to cover. We're both big fans of Do Make Say Think. A post-rock band from Toronto whose members also play in Broken Social Scene and are connected with Godspeed! You Black Emperor.

But how do you translate the sound of a band with two drummers, three guitars, two basses and four trumpets to the world of ukulele? So we went a bit overboard multi tracking. I think we ended up with 15 tracks... If you play it on a handheld device you'll miss some of those tracks. The bass always tend to disappear on devices other then normal speakers.

Sure hope you like it!

http://youtu.be/cfpVceQkzT8
I love it! I have been listening to it over and over. So beautiful. The time you took recording and producing this was well spent. I am waving my lighter in the air. :o

myrnaukelele
07-05-2013, 07:36 PM
One of the greatest of all American bands, The Band, was actually 80% Canadian, which opened up a rich vein of choices. I selected a lullaby from the Stage Fright album, All La Glory.
Hope you all like it. I have another bonus entry which I did for a laugh which I will post in a bit.
Glorious background for sure. So glad to hear a tune from The Band. I'm a big fan.



Riding on erivel's coattails, here's some more Neil Young. This is "The Old Laughing Lady".
I'm also a big Neil Young fan. This was great. You played with just the right touch and sang from the heart.


Ooohhh such a fun season, Myrnaukulele!!! Thank you so much for hosting!!! AWESOME entries from everyone!!!
So, I am feeling REALLY punchy after recording my entry today...okay, yep, I was feeling punchy WHILE recording it, too! It was another week of playing it over and over and over and OVER again...the plus side is I did, FINALLY, memorize the song lyrics, but sheesh...playing it was so tough! My fretting pinky finger is a killin' me after playing this all week and today multiple times. Shoulda just let it rest, but wanted to get this in 'cuz time is a wastin' (as my dad used to say!).
Here is Danielle Ate The Sandwich's "Canada" off of her album Two Bedroom Apartment. Here is the link to her original (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ54kpOSWJw) (and please note that I strummed in my cover instead of picking as she does in her original). Enjoy and thanks for watching! :-)

That was perfect in my book! Thanks so much for singing this one. I've listened to a bit of Danielle Ate the Sandwich but have never heard this particular song before- it's a great song for Canada week! And you did a wonderful version of it.


This video has almost everything:
Ridiculously long intro.
Sounds of our entire city exploding in the background.
CHUNKING.
My wife :) .
Great shirt.
Bad words.
Joe Higgs quote.
Ukulele.
The only thing it lacks is a montage of Leonardo DiCaprio freezing to death, but I did that already.
My favorite Canadian musician wrote this one,
Hope you like it.
Thanks for hosting Myrna!
:agree: That was pretty good! Dave and Melissa - Thanks for singing a song for Canada week. And what a cool song it is! Yes, indeed - one everything and we are one within.


My entry for Season 72. "Southern Pacific" by Neil Young.

Points for a train song! And more points for a Neil Young song! Really enjoyed listening to this one. But then I'm a sucker for train songs. My dad was a railroad engineer. He really did get a gold watch when he retired (after 38 years working on the railroad).



Season 72 entry. Original by The Band
That is called singing from the soul. Great song, great strumming, great cover.

myrnaukelele
07-05-2013, 07:42 PM
Just waiting for a taxi to the railway station. London today, Cologne tomorrow then Vienna on Sunday for 10 Days in Austria.
Meanwhile here's a bonus wot I did earlier about one who wasn't off on a journey
I may or may not be able to participate over the next two weeks depending on access to wifi (and its cost). Have uke will travel but will I find somewhere to play?

Thanks for the bonus Tootler. Enjoy your travels!

myrnaukelele
07-05-2013, 07:51 PM
There are two more songs that I'd like to record for this week, but I don't think I'll have enough time. But here's a old bonus for you.


Another older bonus...can you tell I like Neil Young? :)


I like Neil Young too! And I really like your covers of his stuff. Your voice and uke style are perfect for his songs.

thesillydave
07-05-2013, 09:43 PM
another entry....some k d lang

http://youtu.be/9OmTTegC4SQ
thanks myrna!

erivel
07-05-2013, 11:23 PM
I like Neil Young too! And I really like your covers of his stuff. Your voice and uke style are perfect for his songs.

Thanks Myrna! NY inspired my guitar playing, which in turn inspired my uke playing.

wee_ginga_yin
07-06-2013, 01:32 AM
It would not be right to have a Canada week and not have a bit of Mr Cohen. FTB (Alexandra leaving)

Alexandra leaving is perhaps the most haunting and mystical of Leonard Cohen's songs and is based
on "The God Abandons Antony" (also known as "The God Forsakes Antony")


The poem is by Constantine P. Cavafy, published in 1911. The poem refers to Plutarch's story of how Antony,
besieged in Alexandria by Octavian, heard the sounds of instruments and voices of a procession making
its way through the city, and then passed out; the god Bacchus (Dionysus), Antony's protector, was deserting him.


The poem in English, as translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard:


When suddenly, at midnight, you hear
an invisible procession going by
with exquisite music, voices,
dont mourn your luck thats failing now,
work gone wrong, your plans
all proving deceptive—dont mourn them uselessly.
As one long prepared, and graced with courage,
say goodbye to her, the Alexandria that is leaving.
Above all, dont fool yourself, dont say
it was a dream, your ears deceived you:
dont degrade yourself with empty hopes like these.
As one long prepared, and graced with courage,
as is right for you who proved worthy of this kind of city,
go firmly to the window
and listen with deep emotion, but not
with the whining, the pleas of a coward;
listen—your final delectation—to the voices,
to the exquisite music of that strange procession,
and say goodbye to her, to the Alexandria you are losing.


Leonard Cohen freely adapted the poem for his song "Alexandra Leaving"
(Ten New Songs, 2002)[1]. Whereas Cavafy's theme was based around the
city of Alexandria, Cohen's version builds around a woman named Alexandra.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIXOg60Jq68

myrnaukelele
07-06-2013, 06:00 AM
It would not be right to have a Canada week and not have a bit of Mr Cohen. FTB (Alexandra leaving)

Alexandra leaving is perhaps the most haunting and mystical of Leonard Cohen's songs and is based
on "The God Abandons Antony" (also known as "The God Forsakes Antony")

The poem is by Constantine P. Cavafy, published in 1911. The poem refers to Plutarch's story of how Antony,
besieged in Alexandria by Octavian, heard the sounds of instruments and voices of a procession making
its way through the city, and then passed out; the god Bacchus (Dionysus), Antony's protector, was deserting him.
Leonard Cohen freely adapted the poem for his song "Alexandra Leaving"
(Ten New Songs, 2002)[1]. Whereas Cavafy's theme was based around the
city of Alexandria, Cohen's version builds around a woman named Alexandra.

You're so right- some Leonard Cohen needed to be included in this week's playlist! And thanks for that outstanding bonus vid. Haunting indeed. And the cosmic images added to the mystery of it all.

peewee
07-06-2013, 06:58 AM
I think all that Cohenic profundity needs to be balanced out with another Canadian. That's right, Paul Anka.
Here's a bonus track from way back when in season 13 - never mind the blathering intro:

http://youtu.be/Wzcwx6GS4a0

TCK
07-06-2013, 07:13 AM
"This one was not hard to play, but particularly offensive, so I chose it...immediately."
Made my day Mr. Pee Wee

we tigers
07-06-2013, 07:24 AM
I love it! I have been listening to it over and over. So beautiful. The time you took recording and producing this was well spent. I am waving my lighter in the air. :o

Thank you, Myrna. Means a lot to us! Maybe we can manage to squeeze in another entry. We're working on a piano piece by a Canadian composer.

wee_ginga_yin
07-06-2013, 10:38 AM
You're so right- some Leonard Cohen needed to be included in this week's playlist! And thanks for that outstanding bonus vid. Haunting indeed. And the cosmic images added to the mystery of it all.

When I made the video. I wanted to give the impression of the vastness of the universe
and how little we know of it. It starts of at earth, progresses to orbiting space stations
moves on to the planets, then out to a spiral galaxy and beyond.
Behold, the nations are as a drop in a bucket, And are counted as the small dust on the scales.

we tigers
07-06-2013, 11:32 AM
And we're back! This is a small but pretty song by Canadian pianist Gonzales. He does a lot of production work for artist like Feist and Jamie Lidell. Besides his electronic pop albums, he has also made two stunningly beautiful Solo Piano albums. Beautiful miniatures with a big nod to Satie.
Gogol is from Solo Piano 1 from 2004.

http://youtu.be/hODNirpnuFo

If you ever get the chance to see him perform his piano work, go for it! He's a big entertainer and his concerts turn into music lessons with members of the public being invited on stage for lessons. One of the best shows we've seen in years!
Here's a video of a concert he gave in France. Gogol is the first piece he plays.
http://youtu.be/PVyijecE6I4

Hochapeafarm
07-06-2013, 12:40 PM
OK, WHO IS DOING THE LOVERBOY TUNE????
( yes, they're a Canadian rock band!) (I ALMOST forgot!) :-)

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loverboy

chrimess
07-06-2013, 01:57 PM
Working for the weekend would indead be an awesome bonus
OK, WHO IS DOING THE LOVERBOY TUNE????
( yes, they're a Canadian rock band!) (I ALMOST forgot!) :-)

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loverboy

uke4ia
07-06-2013, 03:06 PM
Not gonna make it this week. Going on a cruise with my wife tomorrow and could not learn the song quickly enough. If anyone is going to be in Bermuda let's get together for a jam......

Sorry, I was there last week. But look up Uncle Elvis, he puts on a hell of a show! We saw him at the Dock at Waterlot.

erivel
07-06-2013, 03:15 PM
OK, WHO IS DOING THE LOVERBOY TUNE????
( yes, they're a Canadian rock band!) (I ALMOST forgot!) :-)

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loverboy

Wow I totally forgot about them...somebody do Turn Me Loose!

uke4ia
07-06-2013, 03:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOR38552MJA

And we need someone to do "Blame Canada" from the South Park movie.

ukuloonie
07-06-2013, 04:59 PM
here is my Canadian Song
It's the Blackfly song written by Wade Hemsworth in 1949.
The National Film board of Canada also created a cool animation of this song as well.

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

Click here to the link to the Wade Hemsworth version with the Animation. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjLBXb1kgMo)
Here is the wiki link as well (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blackfly_Song)

Dougf
07-06-2013, 05:41 PM
I decided we needed some Joni. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm5UJ6FuB3U

caukulele
07-06-2013, 07:09 PM
So glad that Doug did a song by Joni Mitchell. She is one of my favorites, and the first one I thought of when I head the theme for this week. This had been another great week, with lots of variety and fun. I decided to try Joni's song "The Circle Game". I have always loved this song, even if Joni is never easy to sing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-7mUoBPNrA

pabrizzer
07-06-2013, 09:52 PM
This one is a bit of a contrast to caukulele's lovely Joni Mitchell song.

It is Bruce Cockburn's If I Had a Rocket Launcher.
Some incident obviously annoyed Bruce enough to pen this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f7UdRW68pk

FiL
07-07-2013, 07:01 AM
I can't let this season go by without contributing some of my favorite Neil Young songs. This is a song Neil played on a tour in 1989, but didn't get around to recording and releasing until 2000's "Silver and Gold" album. I heard it on a Westwood One concert (anybody remember those?) from the '89 solo tour and it has haunted me ever since. It wasn't until a couple of weeks ago that I finally decided to tackle it.


http://youtu.be/UvRz8rMnwa0

- FiL

FiL
07-07-2013, 07:45 AM
Here's another Neil Young fave of mine, from the "Zuma" album: "Barstool Blues".


http://youtu.be/thPc2BjR7J8

- FiL

vct33
07-07-2013, 07:51 AM
OK, WHO IS DOING THE LOVERBOY TUNE????
( yes, they're a Canadian rock band!) (I ALMOST forgot!) :-)

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loverboy

Believe it or not, this was the very first song I thought of. I googled the chords and tried to play through it a few times and didn't think I could pull it off.

FiL
07-07-2013, 08:17 AM
Another bonus form "Zuma":


http://youtu.be/2WtfiQV1npM

- FiL

myrnaukelele
07-07-2013, 08:27 AM
So Seasonistas - the end of the 72nd Season is in sight. But you still have hours and hours to post a Canadian song. It's only 7:30AM in Hawaii at the moment. (I have a better grasp than some as to what time it is in Hawaii since Alaska is only one time zone away). There have been so many awesome entries already - keep 'em coming folks! And I love all the bonuses- you can never have too many songs by The Band or Neil Young! But where is Hank Snow?? Barenaked Ladies? Feist? The Tragically Hip?
Where's the Canada Love?? Thanks for the Blackfly song ukuloonie - any other Canadian ukers out there? Hours and hours to learn a song, record, produce and post!! O Canada!!

mattydee
07-07-2013, 11:05 AM
I went back and forth on my choice for this week, and finally ended up with this. It must have been a good choice, because this was only my second take, which never happens.

Anyway, I've loved this song for quite some time, so I put this together.


http://youtu.be/HL1fTC1fE6M

bonesigh
07-07-2013, 02:55 PM
Just one entry for this week. I worked on a couple of things but just couldn't seem to sing 'em right. One was a song by Jane Siberry "Calling All Angels" and the other was a Joni Mitchell song, "Cactus Tree". Sometimes things are meant to be. I gave up on those songs but learned a Neil Young song "Heart of Gold" which inspired me to learn some harmonica. I'm not too good at it yet but I've given the whole household harmonica fever! We're all playing it now (: Thanks Myrna!


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

wolfchs
07-07-2013, 03:05 PM
Alright! I was able to record this a little earlier this time and not too last minute... Here's my favorite Canadian woman artist Sarah McLachlan :o
I'm learning a lot about canada and canadian artists this week, great job everyone and thanks Myrna! Now let's hope your magic picking hand picks me again :p

http://youtu.be/aZ_Dyayczgg

ukuLily Mars
07-07-2013, 04:05 PM
When my mother and stepfather were dating they loved the song "You Needed Me," which, while it is a little corny, is Anne Murray, who is as lovely and as Canadian as it gets. You know what I learned? I learned that "You Needed Me" is a much better song if you have Anne Murray's voice. Which I don't.

Fortunately, wee_ginga_yin reminded me of a song I looooove (thank you, wee_ginga_yin!), "The Mary Ellen Carter," by Stan Rogers. Some friends of mine recorded this years ago and I have always thought it is just a wonderful song, with a beautifully complex lyric.

I will warn you I go all to pieces toward the end. I got very excited (did I mention I love this song?) and just fell apart. I did two more takes, but decided that the one in which I messed up and had lots of fun was better than the two in which I messed up and didn't enjoy it so much. Which, in a way, is what the song is about, at least today. I hope you enjoy it! Myrna, thanks for a wonderful Season! I'm just back from New York and have a lot of catching up to do but I'm really looking forward to some great videos.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9qVs71-Ppo

uke4ia
07-07-2013, 05:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NffXOYOKVw

Here's a tiple video from a couple of years ago as a bonus track. This is "Go Places" by the Canadian band The New Pornographers, who are probably my favorite band of the 2000s.

lakesideglenn
07-07-2013, 07:13 PM
My entry is 'Working Joe' by the late, great Stan Rogers. I had a hell of a time getting this one recorded and could make a great blooper reel with all of my expletive laden out-takes.

I was fortunate enough to see Stan live in concert several times. Man o man, such a powerful voice! His death was a huge loss to the world of music! He died pulling people out of a plane crash...so sad!

Anyway, great season Myrna! I still have to catch up on all the songs and plan on doing that tomorrow. For now it's off to bed because, after all, I'm just another "Working Joe"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMf2VuH5EJ4&feature=em-upload_owner

myrnaukelele
07-07-2013, 10:24 PM
here is my Canadian Song
It's the Blackfly song written by Wade Hemsworth in 1949.
The National Film board of Canada also created a cool animation of this song as well.
Click here to the link to the Wade Hemsworth version with the Animation. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjLBXb1kgMo)
Here is the wiki link as well (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blackfly_Song)
Thanks for singing this one ukuloonie. It's a perfect song for Canada week. The animated version was awesome.


So glad that Doug did a song by Joni Mitchell. She is one of my favorites, and the first one I thought of when I head the theme for this week. This had been another great week, with lots of variety and fun. I decided to try Joni's song "The Circle Game". I have always loved this song, even if Joni is never easy to sing.

Just lovely caukulele. Excellent vocals. We needed more Joni for this week.


I can't let this season go by without contributing some of my favorite Neil Young songs. This is a song Neil played on a tour in 1989, but didn't get around to recording and releasing until 2000's "Silver and Gold" album. I heard it on a Westwood One concert (anybody remember those?) from the '89 solo tour and it has haunted me ever since. It wasn't until a couple of weeks ago that I finally decided to tackle it.
- FiL
Fil - that 8 string has a great sound. And your harp playing is spot on. Thanks for all the Neil Young songs - he's one of my favorite Canadian musicians.


I went back and forth on my choice for this week, and finally ended up with this. It must have been a good choice, because this was only my second take, which never happens.
Anyway, I've loved this song for quite some time, so I put this together.

Another winner mattydee. Your bari sounds wonderful. Did you get it at UWC? I came home with a red cedar concert and I love it. kd lang is another one of my favorite Canadian musicians so I'm glad you picked this song.


Just one entry for this week. I worked on a couple of things but just couldn't seem to sing 'em right. One was a song by Jane Siberry "Calling All Angels" and the other was a Joni Mitchell song, "Cactus Tree". Sometimes things are meant to be. I gave up on those songs but learned a Neil Young song "Heart of Gold" which inspired me to learn some harmonica. I'm not too good at it yet but I've given the whole household harmonica fever! We're all playing it now (: Thanks Myrna!

bonesigh - that's such an innovative way to multitrack :) love the harp - I find it hard to believe you only just learned to play! Anyway - you can't go wrong with Neil Young. Thanks for joining in this week.


Alright! I was able to record this a little earlier this time and not too last minute... Here's my favorite Canadian woman artist Sarah McLachlan :o
I'm learning a lot about canada and canadian artists this week, great job everyone and thanks Myrna! Now let's hope your magic picking hand picks me again :p

wolfchs - Sarah McLachlan is one of my husband's favorite singers. And "Angel" is one of her most well-known songs. I looked it up just now and found out it was written about the Smashing Pumpkins touring keyboard player Jonathan Melvoin, who overdosed on heroin and died in 1996. And that it is also used as a song of comfort and healing, most often following tragic events. Such a powerful song. You sing it beautifully -your vocals always blow me away. And the last time I hosted I pulled your name as a winner - maybe you'll get lucky again. :)


When my mother and stepfather were dating they loved the song "You Needed Me," which, while it is a little corny, is Anne Murray, who is as lovely and as Canadian as it gets. You know what I learned? I learned that "You Needed Me" is a much better song if you have Anne Murray's voice. Which I don't.
Fortunately, wee_ginga_yin reminded me of a song I looooove (thank you, wee_ginga_yin!), "The Mary Ellen Carter," by Stan Rogers. Some friends of mine recorded this years ago and I have always thought it is just a wonderful song, with a beautifully complex lyric.
I will warn you I go all to pieces toward the end. I got very excited (did I mention I love this song?) and just fell apart. I did two more takes, but decided that the one in which I messed up and had lots of fun was better than the two in which I messed up and didn't enjoy it so much. Which, in a way, is what the song is about, at least today. I hope you enjoy it! Myrna, thanks for a wonderful Season! I'm just back from New York and have a lot of catching up to do but I'm really looking forward to some great videos.

So glad you did a Stan Rogers song! This is one I always love to sing along on. You sang it well in spite of a mistake or two. And I know what you mean about multiple takes - often the first one is the best mistakes and all - you've got lots of energy and you're not yet tired of singing it over and over.


My entry is 'Working Joe' by the late, great Stan Rogers. I had a hell of a time getting this one recorded and could make a great blooper reel with all of my expletive laden out-takes.
I was fortunate enough to see Stan live in concert several times. Man o man, such a powerful voice! His death was a huge loss to the world of music! He died pulling people out of a plane crash...so sad!
Anyway, great season Myrna! I still have to catch up on all the songs and plan on doing that tomorrow. For now it's off to bed because, after all, I'm just another "Working Joe"

It's my lucky day! Another Stan Rogers song. And one I'm not familiar with. I love the way you sing it- it reminded me of Leon Redbone. Really glad you found the time to record this one. What great memories you must have of his concerts. It was such a tragic death- gone before his time.

myrnaukelele
07-07-2013, 10:38 PM
Well, it's not yet midnight in Hawaii. But it's almost midnight in Alaska and I'm going to bed.
If anyone wants to post a video for Canada week you still have a couple hours :)

http://youtu.be/T5Au1abQCm4

redpaul1
07-08-2013, 05:55 AM
Hope I can sneak this one under the wire (it's been a very busy week). If not, no worries

http://youtu.be/Td8xMg-TBmg

p.s. the photomontage in the background is of Phi Phi Beach, Thailand, the actual location for Danny Boyle's movie of Alex Garland's novel "The Beach" - from long before the novel was ever published :)

myrnaukelele
07-08-2013, 06:54 AM
Hope I can sneak this one under the wire (it's been a very busy week). If not, no worries


Martha and the Muffins! Thanks for your last minute entry- Echo Beach is now on the playlist and your name's in the hat. :)

librainian
07-08-2013, 02:31 PM
Sorry I missed this week! 4th of July etc just got in the way. I've enjoyed all the entries though. Great job all! Good luck to all the entries!

decaturcomp
07-08-2013, 08:16 PM
Thanks Myrna!!!

Midnight in the Hawaii...
Send your camel to bed...

myrnaukelele
07-09-2013, 10:30 AM
And the winners are....

http://youtu.be/pxLbKiaFfA0
For those of you who don't have time to watch me draw the names...
Shady Sidebury
redpaul1
uke4ia
PM me your addresses and prize choices and I'll send them off. :)

And - the three notable vids of Canada week are:
ericvel's Like a Hurricane
southside mike's The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
wetigers - Soul and Onward

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
07-09-2013, 11:07 AM
Congrats to the winners! A great week of music reminding us of just how much is going on north of the border---thanks Myrna and every Seasonista this week!!!

we tigers
07-10-2013, 06:44 AM
Congratulations to the winners! Myrna, thanks for hosting a great week and for putting a well deserved spotlight on Canadian music. And of course thank you for the kind words. They mean a lot to us!

peewee
07-10-2013, 06:59 AM
That was a great week, I still want to figure out some songs from Skip Spence's Oar, and I wanted to do a reggae instrumental by Jackie Mitoo with my friend on organ too. Also I really enjoyed getting sidetracked and exploring the world of Quebecois indie bands.
Congrats to all, and thanks Myrna for hosting and being your charming self.

myrnaukelele
07-10-2013, 08:46 AM
That was a great week, I still want to figure out some songs from Skip Spence's Oar, and I wanted to do a reggae instrumental by Jackie Mitoo with my friend on organ too. Also I really enjoyed getting sidetracked and exploring the world of Quebecois indie bands.
Congrats to all, and thanks Myrna for hosting and being your charming self.

Merci peewee. For the record, I wanted to say that Mon Chum Remi is one of my favorite videos of the week and also should have gotten a mention in the wrap vid. You surely spent a lot of time learning and recording this one. I love that we had Quebecois songs this week. Canada week wouldn't have been complete without them. And that's one of the beauties of the Seasons- we get exposed to so many different styles of music every week. I'm constantly getting side-tracked like that- exploring songs and musicians on Youtube I would never have know about.
I'm excited about a trip I'll be taking to Quebec City at the end of the month- I'll have to search out some local Quebecois music.

uke4ia
07-10-2013, 10:42 AM
We went to Quebec City a couple of years ago and everyone had a great time. Enjoy, Myrna!

I grew up in southern Maine in a town that was 50% Quebecois immigrants. They moved south to the balmy tropics of Maine! So everyone took French in school instead of Spanish, and since the schools taught Parisian French it didn't help at all to understand anyone on the street. I was one of three people in my home room whose last name wasn't Pelletier -- including the teacher.

erivel
07-10-2013, 10:59 PM
Thanks for the mention Myrna and for hosting a fabulous week! Nice to see all the NY tunes this week. Congrats to all the winners!

redpaul1
07-13-2013, 02:18 AM
Martha and the Muffins! Thanks for your last minute entry- Echo Beach is now on the playlist and your name's in the hat. :)

... and out of the hat it popped! Cool! I think I did my first seasons about a year ago (Numbers), and this is my first time in the winners' enclosure (though to be fair, the only way I was going to win, with all this week's great entries, would be via a lucky dip)!

I've been INCREDIBLY busy this week trying to organise an event that the pUKEs will be hosting, tomorrow afternoon - it's part of the Olympic legacy programme, and we've got a Government minister turning up... to a punk rock gig - how's that gonna work, you ask - good question, I reply :o

Plus, I've also been trying to get rid of two Rolling Stones tickets for tonight's gig in Hyde Park (I bought four :) ). That sale's just now gone through - and the gates are already open!

So apologies for the late response. I didn't mean to be so ungracious. Will PM you, Myrna, once things have settled down.

TCK
07-23-2013, 07:23 PM
OK
CHRIS MURRAY, the guy who wrote the song I did for this week, just shared my video on his facebook page!!!!
Subsequently, I wet myself!
Now I will stop acting like a 12 year old girl...for now.
Jeez- who is going to see this anyway?

redpaul1
07-23-2013, 11:55 PM
OK
CHRIS MURRAY, the guy who wrote the song I did for this week, just shared my video on his facebook page!!!!
Subsequently, I wet myself!
Now I will stop acting like a 12 year old girl...for now.
Jeez- who is going to see this anyway?

me natch :)
https://www.facebook.com/chrismurrayroots/posts/10151719095369291

TCK
07-24-2013, 05:44 AM
Haha- I guess someone did see it ;)
me natch :)
https://www.facebook.com/chrismurrayroots/posts/10151719095369291

ukuLily Mars
07-24-2013, 02:37 PM
OK
CHRIS MURRAY, the guy who wrote the song I did for this week, just shared my video on his facebook page!!!!
Subsequently, I wet myself!
Now I will stop acting like a 12 year old girl...for now.
Jeez- who is going to see this anyway?

Yay! Chris Murray has good taste.

Myrna, I don't think I had a chance to thank you for a great Season! I loved this theme, and the entries were wonderful. Congratulations to the winner, and thanks again, Myrna!