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Dougf
08-17-2013, 06:32 PM
Songs about memory, remembering, days gone by, etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT_zlwo4dhs

Theme:
If the lyrics mention memory or remembering, or reference the past in a significant way, you're good.

Prize:
My homemade ukulele #4

Judging:
Everybody who enters will get their name in the hat. A panel of judges will pick their top three, those names will be added to the hat. I will pick my top three from the bonus tracks, those names will be added to the hat. I will pick the winner from all the names added to the hat.

Rules:
Usual season rules - ukulele as the main instrument, one continuous take, no multi tracking or overdubs. If you want to add a little reverb or echo, it's cool.
One entry per contestant, as many bonuses as you like.
Instrumentals and originals are fine. Duplicate entries encouraged, everybody does a song differently.

If you want to be a judge:
You must have participated in at least one season.
You promise to view every video and give it your due consideration.
If you also participate in the season, no voting for your own video.
Send me a PM that you want to be a judge by Wednesday.
I will select the panel of judges.
The judges will remain anonymous.

Here's a link to help get you started:
http://www.songfacts.com/category-songs_about_looking_back_on_fond_memories.php

Playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKOGPU3X_TVNfOyFQ9XZLnl3rUJE1wuoI)

Bonus list (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKOGPU3X_TVM-wElNn0fQYB1TVN7_aBFu)

caukulele
08-17-2013, 06:56 PM
Wonderful theme Doug. I have been so busy that I haven't managed to participate for a few weeks...But I would really love to because I can think of so many beautiful songs that would fit your theme!

ukuloonie
08-17-2013, 07:42 PM
Awesome prize Doug.

peewee
08-17-2013, 10:07 PM
Man oh Manzanita!
great prize, great theme, interesting new twist.

pabrizzer
08-18-2013, 01:38 AM
My entry - I Remember When I Was Young written by Matt Taylor and performed by his band Chain 1973

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W08el1BrSkY

wee_ginga_yin
08-18-2013, 01:48 AM
What a marvelous prize. Here is my entry, an old Faithful.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFTh41wgkls

wee_ginga_yin
08-18-2013, 02:02 AM
My entry - I Remember When I Was Young written by Matt Taylor and performed by his band Chain 1973

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W08el1BrSkY

I used to get into the Saturday Movie matinée for a silver sixpence and see Roy Rogers and Hopalong Cassidy.
It was a rowdy affair the usherette was a wizened old woman Mrs Lees who would shine her torch on you and say

We'll have a little more less noise in here... anybody would think it was outside you were in.

Ah!!! the memories.:old:

The Ukelites
08-18-2013, 04:14 AM
Wow, Douglas, this as an amazing price! Unfortunately we can't take part in the season, because we're still on holiday and forgot our recording equipment. But we will follow the season entries :D. Here is a perfect fitting song for your season, recorded a few weeks ago...Maybe someone wants record it

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

redpaul1
08-18-2013, 07:10 AM
The Steve Walters classic tale of love and loss

http://youtu.be/QOSqkp6tlNc

TCK
08-18-2013, 07:16 AM
An entry could not be obvious than this.
Great theme Doug- Fantastic prize!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLm3JT1d5GA&feature=youtu.be

UncleMoon
08-18-2013, 07:17 AM
My entry - I Remember When I Was Young written by Matt Taylor and performed by his band Chain 1973

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W08el1BrSkY

What a great way to kick off the season! Great song.

UncleMoon
08-18-2013, 07:22 AM
An entry could not be obvious than this.
Great theme Doug- Fantastic prize!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLm3JT1d5GA&feature=youtu.be

Niiiice. I was working on this for LAST season and couldn't make it happen. (Damn that ska beat anyway.)

ukuLily Mars
08-18-2013, 08:19 AM
Doug! What a great theme! And an AWESOME prize! I want to win! Do you take bribes? Let's see: I got chocolate, and a recipe for maple custard.


An entry could not be obvious than this.
Great theme Doug- Fantastic prize!

This was terrific, and you backup singer is extremely talented (if camera-shy). My husband does not sing this to me. That would be a very bad move, even if it is a great song. ;)

bonesigh
08-18-2013, 08:23 AM
I think your going to have a very busy week on your hands Doug (: Awesome prize. I'm back from my ukulele getaway. Performance for Pacific Fun Day with the NOVA group is completed. School starts next week so I should have some time to write an original.

Barbablanca
08-18-2013, 08:30 AM
Great theme idea Doug. I've just got to work out a Uke accompaniment to a song of mine (that I usually sing unaccompanied). The song attempts to provide an aural and emotional photograph of one particular moment.

frisbee fred
08-18-2013, 09:25 AM
This really is a great theme, Doug. Good thing you limited it or I'd be pulling a TCK and doing 10 this week.......

xommen
08-18-2013, 09:36 AM
For now (unless I find a better song ;)) this will be my entry for this week: I remember you by the Ramones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQL6-7k3goo

myrnaukelele
08-18-2013, 10:27 AM
An old bonus (so not eligible for entry into the hat). Here's a song I love that fits the theme...

http://youtu.be/HL2nUpxaibs

GinnyT11
08-18-2013, 10:49 AM
http://youtu.be/h_vJAQgFUrE

First time I've recorded a song on Day 1. One of the best songs to do in the shower, but sans ukulele.

Great theme, Doug! And yes, I'll be glad to accept the prize.

Shady Wilbury
08-18-2013, 11:41 AM
As I'm having trouble with my camera...or more specifically with my card reader, I'll chuck this in as an old bonus for now.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izSBgR1HysY

redpaul1
08-18-2013, 01:42 PM
As I'm having trouble with my camera...or more specifically with my card reader, I'll chuck this in as an old bonus for now.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izSBgR1HysY

Shady, don't know if you know, or if that's how you want it, but 'embedding is disabled by request' you need to 'watch it on YouTube'.

TCK
08-18-2013, 03:03 PM
Now you can do it without all that SKA silliness mate!
Niiiice. I was working on this for LAST season and couldn't make it happen. (Damn that ska beat anyway.)

And yeah Lily...does not fly with blue-eyed gals at all :) I will tell Mouse and Harold you liked their contributions

Cornfield
08-18-2013, 03:22 PM
http://youtu.be/oOY29mVYBuo

What a great topic. It's hard to pick a specific song for this topic as I can think of several. Wish I could multitrack and use some effects to give my voice more echo. Probably should have shot the video in the bathroom to give it some reverb.

This is an original song that I really wrote to have someone else play on the piano while I try to sing like Tom Waits. Song is called "Hump Day".

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
08-18-2013, 03:26 PM
http://youtu.be/h_vJAQgFUrE

First time I've recorded a song on Day 1. One of the best songs to do in the shower, but sans ukulele.

Sounds like someone needs a plastic uke for shower-time strummin'.

Cornfield
08-18-2013, 03:27 PM
http://youtu.be/nBd3WytxeG0

Bonus song is by Michael P Smith. "I Brought My Father With Me"

Dougf
08-18-2013, 03:59 PM
My entry - I Remember When I Was Young written by Matt Taylor and performed by his band Chain 1973
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W08el1BrSkY

Great job on this one, Pa, really nice bluesy feel, and those lyrics really take me back. :)

Dougf
08-18-2013, 04:06 PM
What a marvelous prize. Here is my entry, an old Faithful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFTh41wgkls

Watching that thumb and forefinger is quite mesmerizing. I love this arrangement, understated, but very effective.

Dougf
08-18-2013, 04:12 PM
Wow, Douglas, this as an amazing price! Unfortunately we can't take part in the season, because we're still on holiday and forgot our recording equipment. But we will follow the season entries :D. Here is a perfect fitting song for your season, recorded a few weeks ago...Maybe someone wants record it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQzctlrH4SA

Yep, perfect for this season, and in fact is the song from which I stole my season's title. :)

Dougf
08-18-2013, 04:19 PM
The Steve Walters classic tale of love and loss
http://youtu.be/QOSqkp6tlNc

Fun song, and great job on the fingerpicking.

Dougf
08-18-2013, 04:25 PM
An entry could not be obvious than this.
Great theme Doug- Fantastic prize!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLm3JT1d5GA

Great sing along, Dave, this is one of the first songs that came to mind for me, too. And thank you Harold. :)

Dougf
08-18-2013, 04:35 PM
For now (unless I find a better song ;)) this will be my entry for this week: I remember you by the Ramones
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQL6-7k3goo

Nice one, Wim, you've really got that U2 feel in this one.

Dougf
08-18-2013, 04:40 PM
An old bonus (so not eligible for entry into the hat). Here's a song I love that fits the theme...
http://youtu.be/HL2nUpxaibs

Really nice singing and playing on this, Myrna, and you're right, perfect fit for the theme.

Dougf
08-18-2013, 04:46 PM
http://youtu.be/h_vJAQgFUrE

First time I've recorded a song on Day 1. One of the best songs to do in the shower, but sans ukulele.

Great theme, Doug! And yes, I'll be glad to accept the prize.

Really nice version of this classic, Ginny, well done, and great choice.

cheesegasuki
08-18-2013, 04:47 PM
Great theme with so many options! It's been quite a while since I've submitted anything for a season. I'll have to see what I can come up with for this week.

Dougf
08-18-2013, 04:50 PM
As I'm having trouble with my camera...or more specifically with my card reader, I'll chuck this in as an old bonus for now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izSBgR1HysY

Thanks for the bonus, Shady. Funny thing, I almost went with a theme of songs about photos or pictures for this week.

Dougf
08-18-2013, 04:53 PM
http://youtu.be/oOY29mVYBuo

What a great topic. It's hard to pick a specific song for this topic as I can think of several. Wish I could multitrack and use some effects to give my voice more echo. Probably should have shot the video in the bathroom to give it some reverb.

This is an original song that I really wrote to have someone else play on the piano while I try to sing like Tom Waits. Song is called "Hump Day".

Great original, those lyrics seem quite meaningful. And don't worry about the effects, your voice carries quite well. I should've said that if you want to add a little reverb, it's okay. I'll update the rules, sorry.

Dougf
08-18-2013, 05:01 PM
http://youtu.be/nBd3WytxeG0

Bonus song is by Michael P Smith. "I Brought My Father With Me"

Great bonus, John, thanks, and really nice sound on that 8 string.

Dougf
08-18-2013, 05:09 PM
Quick note about judging. I've decided that the first six requests for being a judge will automatically get a seat on the panel. If I get more than six requests after that, I'll draw the next six at random. Please try to get your request to be a judge in to me by Wednesday.

Four judges on the panel so far, so still two automatic seats open.

peewee
08-18-2013, 07:03 PM
Hi All,
Some family and neighbors helped me get me that wall of sound despite the no multi-tracking rule. Thanks to them..
Here we are as the Shangri-Las doing Remember (Walkin in the Sand) (http://youtu.be/Fy8_38U3xLU)
Niece Cara on "oh no" and "remember"
B.I.L. Kevin off-camera with guitar
Shall-Remain-Nameless Neighbor on piano
Spouse on finger-popping.
Sadly nobody on seagull FX

http://youtu.be/s6ZNo9VR0Ms

http://youtu.be/s6ZNo9VR0Ms

enjoy!

Dan Uke
08-18-2013, 07:17 PM
Great video Pete!! It looks like a real music video.


Hi All,
Some family and neighbors helped me get me that wall of sound despite the no multi-tracking rule. Thanks to them..
Here we are as the Shangri-Las doing Remember (Walkin in the Sand) (http://youtu.be/Fy8_38U3xLU)
Niece Cara on "oh no" and "remember"
B.I.L. Kevin off-camera with guitar
Shall-Remain-Nameless Neighbor on piano
Spouse on finger-popping.
Sadly nobody on seagull FX

http://youtu.be/s6ZNo9VR0Ms

http://youtu.be/s6ZNo9VR0Ms

enjoy!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-18-2013, 07:56 PM
Hi All,
Here we are as the Shangri-Las doing Remember (Walkin in the Sand) (http://youtu.be/Fy8_38U3xLU)

whoa! a gazillion kinds of awesome!

:bowdown:

Joko
08-18-2013, 10:13 PM
Before any else mentions it (not that you would; everyone here is tremendously supportive), I admit I did sing: nothing left to merrrr, nothing left to prove.

I'm sure merrr is a word in some language somewhere...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BTsgsTPIMw

erivel
08-18-2013, 11:11 PM
Here's my entry for this week. I recorded this while the kiddos were asleep, so I played and sung very quietly. Great theme this week Doug and thanks for offering such a generous prize!


http://youtu.be/joaWwYYM44o

Jazzbanjorex
08-18-2013, 11:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UXAh0mjw_M&feature=youtu.be

pabrizzer
08-18-2013, 11:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UXAh0mjw_M&feature=youtu.be

I am leaving the video in to make sure people see this Rex.
I thought about this one because I do like LRB but realised there was no way I was going to carry it off.
But you have just ABSOLUTELY NAILED it!
Fantastic vocals and great uke playing.
Just a top ukulele cover of this song.
Fabulous job!

mythinformed
08-19-2013, 01:05 AM
Here's my entry for this week. I recorded this while the kiddos were asleep, so I played and sung very quietly. Great theme this week Doug and thanks for offering such a generous prize!


http://youtu.be/joaWwYYM44o

I love this toon, its one of my fave Beatles numbers and your version is fantastic .........top drawer Eric!!

watchyourtoes
08-19-2013, 01:05 AM
http://youtu.be/3qYXvKB1nqU

Here is my entry for the 79th season. Seems like its been ages since I posted an entry. I couldn't let this week go, though. Awesome theme with tons of possibilities. This is the first song that came to mind while watching dougf's kickoff video. This is a cover of "Make Me A Mixtape" by The Promise Ring. Not only does this band conjur up so many fond memories (I was listening to them a lot while I was in one of my first and favorite bands,) but the subject of making mixtapes takes me back a bit too. When I was in high school, making mixtapes was something I (and so many people) did a lot, and I took it very seriously. There was an art to making the perfect mixtape, especially if was for someone you had a crush on. A great mixtape would be the soundtrack as it sparked only the fondest memories the listener has of the mixtape producer. At least, that's what we all told ourselves.
There is a line from the song that has always stood out to me "my skin is gonna wonder what I'm doing now." I'm not sure what it meant to Davey von Bohlen (frontman of The Promise Ring,) when he wrote it, but to me it has always depicted the goosebumps you get when a song reproduces a very specific memory, including all the "tingly" feelings that came with it.
So, thank you dougf for a great season and thank you seasonista's for the wonderful videos I've gotten to watch so far!

redpaul1
08-19-2013, 01:21 AM
Hi All,
Some family and neighbors helped me get me that wall of sound despite the no multi-tracking rule. Thanks to them..
Here we are as the Shangri-Las doing Remember (Walkin in the Sand) (http://youtu.be/Fy8_38U3xLU)
Niece Cara on "oh no" and "remember"
B.I.L. Kevin off-camera with guitar
Shall-Remain-Nameless Neighbor on piano
Spouse on finger-popping.
Sadly nobody on seagull FX

http://youtu.be/s6ZNo9VR0Ms

enjoy!

Oh I did! Oh yessir, I surely did! Top-notch peewee, top-notch!

UkeyDave
08-19-2013, 02:25 AM
Hi All,
Some family and neighbors helped me get me that wall of sound despite the no multi-tracking rule. Thanks to them..
Here we are as the Shangri-Las doing Remember (Walkin in the Sand) (http://youtu.be/Fy8_38U3xLU)
Niece Cara on "oh no" and "remember"
B.I.L. Kevin off-camera with guitar
Shall-Remain-Nameless Neighbor on piano
Spouse on finger-popping.
Sadly nobody on seagull FX

http://youtu.be/s6ZNo9VR0Ms

http://youtu.be/s6ZNo9VR0Ms

enjoy!
Fantastic Peewee. Loved Cara's cheeky smiling throughout and your subtle cue nudge. Thanks for sharing this. Made me laugh.

chrimess
08-19-2013, 02:27 AM
Some Metallica for breakfast,thx for hosting, Doug, an amazing prize, too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTygHfBRx2M&sns=em

UkeyDave
08-19-2013, 03:07 AM
Great theme Doug and what a fabulous prize.
I am absolutely gobsmacked that I've not been beaten to entering this one.
I hope I haven't destroyed a lovely song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=451ZXz_xN98

Barbablanca
08-19-2013, 03:11 AM
Here, as promised, is my postcard from Ireland in 1984... or was it 1985...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1TeVSr1jFo

As always the lyrics are in the description on Youtube.

strumsilly
08-19-2013, 05:34 AM
I've always liked this song. Immediately thought of it when I heard this great theme.
From Wiki:
"
"Those Memories of You" is a song written by Alan O'Bryant in 1979. It was first cut by Bill & James Monroe in 1980 and later released as a single by Pam Tillis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pam_Tillis) in 1986, whose version peaked at #55 on the Billboard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_%28magazine%29) Hot Country Singles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Country_Songs) chart.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Those_Memories_of_You#cite_note-1) The song was also recorded by LeAnn Rimes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeAnn_Rimes) on her second independent album under Nor Va Jak, From My Heart to Yours, released in 1992.
The song was most famously recorded by Dolly Parton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolly_Parton), Linda Ronstadt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Ronstadt) and Emmylou Harris (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmylou_Harris) on their 1987 album, Trio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trio_%28Dolly_Parton,_Linda_Ronstadt_and_Emmylou_H arris_album%29). Released in August 1987, it was the album's third single. It reached #5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in December 1987[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Those_Memories_of_You#cite_note-2) and #1 on the RPM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RPM_%28magazine%29) Country Tracks chart in Canada.[3] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Those_Memories_of_You#cite_note-3) The video for the song starred Harry Dean Stanton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Dean_Stanton).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1DQqHFwKUs&feature=youtu.be

ukuleledaddy
08-19-2013, 06:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UXAh0mjw_M&feature=youtu.be

This was the first song that came to my mind when I read the theme for the week, and then I thought I would bet my kids' lunch money that you would do it. Very, very nicely done! You handled those vocals extremely well as always. Loved it!

GinnyT11
08-19-2013, 06:45 AM
This was the first song that came to my mind when I read the theme for the week, and then I thought I would bet my kids' lunch money that you would do it. Very, very nicely done! You handled those vocals extremely well as always. Loved it!

You bet your kids' lunch money, Sean?! Bad dad!!

Shady Wilbury
08-19-2013, 07:33 AM
Gram Parsons' other song about looking back, 'Brass Buttons'. It's always been one of my favourites. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YAZEVPsk8A

There's another bonus to follow.

ukuleledaddy
08-19-2013, 07:54 AM
You bet your kids' lunch money, Sean?! Bad dad!!

Perhaps. But if I doubled their money? DAD OF THE YEAR!

DWitt
08-19-2013, 09:50 AM
Great theme. It reminded me immediately of this song, which I've been wanting to finish getting down. A perfect excuse for me to ignore some impending deadlines for long enough to record a fairly decent version.

This is "What Sarah Said," by Death Cab for Cutie.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdtHx57r8yE

frisbee fred
08-19-2013, 10:18 AM
Bonus Entry. I'm working on a song my son wrote for my actual entry and that's going to take me another day or two. This one most of you probably know so feel free to pick up a uke and sing along. Chords are C Am Dm G7 for the most part.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJwXQC1pXMo&feature=youtu.be

pabrizzer
08-19-2013, 10:36 AM
A bonus entry.
I was taken by John Sargent's entry song about the futility of assuming you can change someone else.
I asked if I could tackle it and he gave me the go ahead.
So here is my attempt at John Sargent's Hump Day.

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

Cornfield
08-19-2013, 11:07 AM
A bonus entry.
I was taken by John Sargent's entry song about the futility of assuming you can change someone else.
I asked if I could tackle it and he gave me the go ahead.
So here is my attempt at John Sargent's Hump Day.

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

I am incredibly honored you would want to record one of my songs. Thank you for asking and recording my tune.

Shady Wilbury
08-19-2013, 11:20 AM
Thanks for bringing John's song to my attention, Brian. Regrettably, I'm not always that great at keeping up with the flood of entries we get here. 'Hump Day' is certainly a highlight.

watchyourtoes
08-19-2013, 12:22 PM
http://youtu.be/4Iu3qZh7OAU

Had a few minutes to sneak in a bonus. Really, it should've been an outtake, but I was afraid I'd never get to it because there are so many songs I'd like to learn for this season. Such a great theme. This is a cover of Elliott Smith's "Somebody that I Used to Know," one of my all-time fav tunes (not to be confused with the Gotye song of the same name.) I messed up during the solo, then near the end of the song, because I did a quick one-take using my phone's camera (and forgot to put it on airplane mode,) I got a text which made it stop recording. And I was less than 5 seconds from the end! Oh, well.

Thanks again, dougf for a great season!

Hochapeafarm
08-19-2013, 12:36 PM
Hi, Doug! I just love your theme and I sure hope to get a tune entered this week! And, WOW!!! The prize is INCREDIBLE!!!!

Shady Wilbury
08-19-2013, 12:40 PM
Apologies for the (utterly incorrect) ramble at the beginning of this, but here's my second bonus. Originally, this was written on guitar...works on uke too, however.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY2Vy1lB8x8

myrnaukelele
08-19-2013, 04:40 PM
And who could forget Elvis Week? Here's an old bonus - an obscure Elvis song:

http://youtu.be/E30EXITWaiA

Jazzbanjorex
08-19-2013, 04:41 PM
Seems I'm getting predictable... how about this one? LOL


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4fYA2A_c5s&feature=youtu.be

Jazzbanjorex
08-19-2013, 04:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWslux09DHI&feature=youtu.be

Jazzbanjorex
08-19-2013, 05:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPerSOoyJIo&feature=youtu.be

Dougf
08-19-2013, 07:41 PM
Hi All,
Some family and neighbors helped me get me that wall of sound despite the no multi-tracking rule. Thanks to them..
Here we are as the Shangri-Las doing Remember (Walkin in the Sand) (http://youtu.be/Fy8_38U3xLU)
Niece Cara on "oh no" and "remember"
B.I.L. Kevin off-camera with guitar
Shall-Remain-Nameless Neighbor on piano
Spouse on finger-popping.
Sadly nobody on seagull FX

http://youtu.be/s6ZNo9VR0Ms

enjoy!

What a great collaborative effort, I'm picturing you sitting in one of those director's chairs calling the shots, except I can see you plainly right there uking along. Sure looks like fun.

Dougf
08-19-2013, 07:45 PM
Before any else mentions it (not that you would; everyone here is tremendously supportive), I admit I did sing: nothing left to merrrr, nothing left to prove.

I'm sure merrr is a word in some language somewhere...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BTsgsTPIMw

Yeah, merrr is a word, I know exactly what you mean. ;)

Well done, you really put some feeling into those vocals.

Dougf
08-19-2013, 07:49 PM
Here's my entry for this week. I recorded this while the kiddos were asleep, so I played and sung very quietly. Great theme this week Doug and thanks for offering such a generous prize!

http://youtu.be/joaWwYYM44o

Really nice vocals on this, Eric, you can hit those notes so well, even without the volume.

Dougf
08-19-2013, 07:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UXAh0mjw_M

You really nailed this one, Rex, really nice jazzy feel.

Dougf
08-19-2013, 07:53 PM
http://youtu.be/3qYXvKB1nqU

Here is my entry for the 79th season. Seems like its been ages since I posted an entry. I couldn't let this week go, though. Awesome theme with tons of possibilities. This is the first song that came to mind while watching dougf's kickoff video. This is a cover of "Make Me A Mixtape" by The Promise Ring. Not only does this band conjur up so many fond memories (I was listening to them a lot while I was in one of my first and favorite bands,) but the subject of making mixtapes takes me back a bit too. When I was in high school, making mixtapes was something I (and so many people) did a lot, and I took it very seriously. There was an art to making the perfect mixtape, especially if was for someone you had a crush on. A great mixtape would be the soundtrack as it sparked only the fondest memories the listener has of the mixtape producer. At least, that's what we all told ourselves.
There is a line from the song that has always stood out to me "my skin is gonna wonder what I'm doing now." I'm not sure what it meant to Davey von Bohlen (frontman of The Promise Ring,) when he wrote it, but to me it has always depicted the goosebumps you get when a song reproduces a very specific memory, including all the "tingly" feelings that came with it.
So, thank you dougf for a great season and thank you seasonista's for the wonderful videos I've gotten to watch so far!

Glad to have you back, great entry. You're sure right about the goosebumps thing, there's nothing like a song to bring back memories.

Dougf
08-19-2013, 07:57 PM
Some Metallica for breakfast,thx for hosting, Doug, an amazing prize, too!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTygHfBRx2M&sns=em

Wow, amazing stuff, you really cover that fingerboard, and those husky vocals toward the end are killer.

Dougf
08-19-2013, 08:00 PM
Great theme Doug and what a fabulous prize.
I am absolutely gobsmacked that I've not been beaten to entering this one.
I hope I haven't destroyed a lovely song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=451ZXz_xN98

Great choice, Dave, you've got such a nice steady rhythm on this, and well done on the vocals, too.

Dougf
08-19-2013, 08:06 PM
Here, as promised, is my postcard from Ireland in 1984... or was it 1985...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1TeVSr1jFo

As always the lyrics are in the description on Youtube.

Great song, Bernie. I also visited Ireland the summer of 1985, I remember rowing out to the ruins on Innisfallen Island. Boats, water, and song all seem to enhance memories.

Dougf
08-19-2013, 08:08 PM
I've always liked this song. Immediately thought of it when I heard this great theme.
From Wiki:
"
"Those Memories of You" is a song written by Alan O'Bryant in 1979. It was first cut by Bill & James Monroe in 1980 and later released as a single by Pam Tillis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pam_Tillis) in 1986, whose version peaked at #55 on the Billboard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_%28magazine%29) Hot Country Singles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Country_Songs) chart.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Those_Memories_of_You#cite_note-1) The song was also recorded by LeAnn Rimes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeAnn_Rimes) on her second independent album under Nor Va Jak, From My Heart to Yours, released in 1992.
The song was most famously recorded by Dolly Parton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolly_Parton), Linda Ronstadt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Ronstadt) and Emmylou Harris (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmylou_Harris) on their 1987 album, Trio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trio_%28Dolly_Parton,_Linda_Ronstadt_and_Emmylou_H arris_album%29). Released in August 1987, it was the album's third single. It reached #5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in December 1987[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Those_Memories_of_You#cite_note-2) and #1 on the RPM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RPM_%28magazine%29) Country Tracks chart in Canada.[3] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Those_Memories_of_You#cite_note-3) The video for the song starred Harry Dean Stanton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Dean_Stanton).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1DQqHFwKUs

Great selection, Andy, that lonesome feeling really comes across with this.

Dougf
08-19-2013, 08:10 PM
Gram Parsons' other song about looking back, 'Brass Buttons'. It's always been one of my favourites. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YAZEVPsk8A

There's another bonus to follow.

Great entry, Shady, nicely done.

Dougf
08-19-2013, 08:13 PM
Great theme. It reminded me immediately of this song, which I've been wanting to finish getting down. A perfect excuse for me to ignore some impending deadlines for long enough to record a fairly decent version.

This is "What Sarah Said," by Death Cab for Cutie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdtHx57r8yE

Really nice finger picking arrangement, and nice vocals to match.

Dougf
08-19-2013, 08:16 PM
Bonus Entry. I'm working on a song my son wrote for my actual entry and that's going to take me another day or two. This one most of you probably know so feel free to pick up a uke and sing along. Chords are C Am Dm G7 for the most part.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJwXQC1pXMo

Great bonus, Fred, one of those quintessential remembering songs. And off-Broadway, to boot. :)

Dougf
08-19-2013, 08:20 PM
A bonus entry.
I was taken by John Sargent's entry song about the futility of assuming you can change someone else.
I asked if I could tackle it and he gave me the go ahead.
So here is my attempt at John Sargent's Hump Day.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCVNZEngXVQ

Pa, you are a force of nature, to cover a song within hours of first hearing. Just great.

Dougf
08-19-2013, 08:22 PM
http://youtu.be/4Iu3qZh7OAU

Had a few minutes to sneak in a bonus. Really, it should've been an outtake, but I was afraid I'd never get to it because there are so many songs I'd like to learn for this season. Such a great theme. This is a cover of Elliott Smith's "Somebody that I Used to Know," one of my all-time fav tunes (not to be confused with the Gotye song of the same name.) I messed up during the solo, then near the end of the song, because I did a quick one-take using my phone's camera (and forgot to put it on airplane mode,) I got a text which made it stop recording. And I was less than 5 seconds from the end! Oh, well.

Thanks again, dougf for a great season!

Fun bonus, works really well on that banjo uke. I think it's great to have this kind of rough cut stuff, so much fun.

Dougf
08-19-2013, 08:23 PM
Apologies for the (utterly incorrect) ramble at the beginning of this, but here's my second bonus. Originally, this was written on guitar...works on uke too, however.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY2Vy1lB8x8

Nice original song, Shady, great bonus entry.

Dougf
08-19-2013, 08:24 PM
And who could forget Elvis Week? Here's an old bonus - an obscure Elvis song:
http://youtu.be/E30EXITWaiA

Great re-season bonus, Myrna, thanks.

myrnaukelele
08-19-2013, 08:44 PM
This is one of the first songs that popped into my head when I heard this week's theme. I adore John Prine and have always loved this song. I believe Steve Goodman collaborated with him on this one.

http://youtu.be/oE5fJFWqcI0

pabrizzer
08-20-2013, 12:02 AM
Where Have All the Flowers Gone - Pete Seeger song Pa and Cha.
Bonus entry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU2oQ4KydLQ

UkeyDave
08-20-2013, 01:31 AM
This is fantastic. Great job.

Where Have All the Flowers Gone - Pete Seeger song Pa and Cha.
Bonus entry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU2oQ4KydLQ

Dougf
08-20-2013, 05:00 AM
Seems I'm getting predictable... how about this one? LOL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4fYA2A_c5s

I don't know about predictable, but definitely good.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWslux09DHI

Great bonus, one of the best songs ever.


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

That Hawaiian Melody - Lovely song, thanks for the bonus.


This is one of the first songs that popped into my head when I heard this week's theme. I adore John Prine and have always loved this song. I believe Steve Goodman collaborated with him on this one.
http://youtu.be/oE5fJFWqcI0

You really delivered on this, Myrna, really nice finger style, and very expressive vocals.


Where Have All the Flowers Gone - Pete Seeger song Pa and Cha.
Bonus entry.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU2oQ4KydLQ

Great bonus, the season wouldn't have been complete without this classic, thanks.

southside mike
08-20-2013, 05:52 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2A8tfNDkMg
Great theme Doug and a great prize too! This song came to mind for me immediately. Harry Chapin had a unique way of telling stories through his songs and this is one of my favorites. It is also one of the last songs that he wrote before he was killed in a car crash in 1981.

wee_ginga_yin
08-20-2013, 07:05 AM
Echoes of days gone by.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGhW6B72q6c

xommen
08-20-2013, 07:24 AM
A bonus this song seems to have been part of the Adventure Time series: Rebecca Sugar - Remember You

http://youtu.be/27gGSb1snh4

we tigers
08-20-2013, 11:21 AM
In 2005 Animal Collective and Vashti Bunyan made an EP together combining Vashti's heavenly vocals with Animal Collective's freak folk and play with weird timings and rhythms. We tried our hand at I Remember Learning How to Dive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A8LGGy7SHI&feature=share&list=UUB3-3J6EjfJg9hKPxCIPtTQ

This is a great theme, Doug! And an impressive prize to boot! I remember watching your first video with that uke and loving that instrument. Those holes are a fantastic touch. And now you give the Seasonistas this opportunity; wow!

By the way: Animal Collective is also responsible for our name. We Tigers is the title of one of their songs.

pabrizzer
08-20-2013, 11:37 AM
Echoes of days gone by.

Lovely playing and singing on this WGY.
But this is one I would have preferred you do without the effects.
Sometimes I like to hear you and your uke as they come.
Couldn't comment on YouTube?

ukuleledaddy
08-20-2013, 12:37 PM
Here's a bonus. Continuing the adventures of barre chords for me. One of my kids current favorite songs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueVCVk9mA4g

redpaul1
08-20-2013, 12:45 PM
Bonus entry - pictures are taken from “Asbury Park and the Jersey Shore, c. 1979" by Joe Maloney, apart from one by Bob Gruen.

My voice was shot from trying to get the picking/strumming/picking right. But this is the first time I've ever managed to put a QT/PPT video together, and warts and all, I'm quite pleased with the results.


http://youtu.be/bwyTXXBOpt0

Jazzbanjorex
08-20-2013, 03:08 PM
The Nat King Cole's version is Unforgettable.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssV0eLg0eFc&feature=youtu.be

vancemo
08-20-2013, 03:44 PM
My entry is the wonderful song I Remember You by Mackey Feary. It's a really short and sweet song but it totally hits home if you've ever run into and old flame. Especially one that hasn't quite burned out yet.


http://youtu.be/jFF4bz-BL7U

Later,
Vance

pabrizzer
08-20-2013, 03:57 PM
My entry is the wonderful song I Remember You by Mackey Feary. It's a really short and sweet song but it totally hits home if you've ever run into and old flame. Especially one that hasn't quite burned out yet.

Later,
Vance

Beautifully done Vance.
Great playing and, mate, what a voice!
Welcome to the seasons. Hope to hear more from you.

TCK
08-20-2013, 04:26 PM
I usually post on the Tube to not muck up the thread but they are disabled for this one...but my goodness this is perfect. I imagine a couple dancing in an empty ballroom. I had always made the Russian connection here, but only knew it from the Mary Hopkin take. Now I am off all over the internet to find this song at it's core, to understand where it came from, but none of that matters because all roads lead right back to Wee, and this, because it is remarkably beautiful. Thank you
Echoes of days gone by.

Raygf
08-20-2013, 05:03 PM
Tonight is a Blue Moon according to weather.com, the third of four full moons in a season.(June solstice to September equinox) It is very clear here and I just stepped back in from taking a peek. I worked this up quickly before going outside.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HnX7Un65pE

Dougf
08-20-2013, 06:29 PM
I usually post on the Tube to not muck up the thread but they are disabled for this one...but my goodness this is perfect. I imagine a couple dancing in an empty ballroom. I had always made the Russian connection here, but only knew it from the Mary Hopkin take. Now I am off all over the internet to find this song at it's core, to understand where it came from, but none of that matters because all roads lead right back to Wee, and this, because it is remarkably beautiful. Thank you

Here's my favorite version, it has a latin twist, arranged and sung by Bulgarian singer Dessy Dobreva. The video is mostly glam shots of her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg3XFcXxr94

Dougf
08-20-2013, 06:38 PM
I'm still in need of volunteer judges, please send me a PM if you'd like to participate.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-20-2013, 06:38 PM
okay, further to myrnaukelele's bonus - here is my entry - another elvis song - well - elvis among others of course - "always on my mind"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhx7DswSYz4

my camera is working again! (after a fashion!) yay!

watchyourtoes
08-20-2013, 06:56 PM
Found time to squeeze in another bonus
It's a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "The River" on soprano uke and my favorite G harp.


http://youtu.be/Hljt_neySC0

TCK
08-20-2013, 08:11 PM
I have no problem with glam shots of her- she ain't real hard on the eyes...Another great version
Here's my favorite version, it has a latin twist, arranged and sung by Bulgarian singer Dessy Dobreva. The video is mostly glam shots of her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg3XFcXxr94

Dougf
08-20-2013, 08:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2A8tfNDkMg
Great theme Doug and a great prize too! This song came to mind for me immediately. Harry Chapin had a unique way of telling stories through his songs and this is one of my favorites. It is also one of the last songs that he wrote before he was killed in a car crash in 1981.

Seems like a lot of people have mentioned that songs popped into their heads immediately. I guess memory is like that. :)

Great entry, Mike, really nice vocals on this, and I love the finger picking arrangement.


Echoes of days gone by.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGhW6B72q6c

Truly classic, with the inimitable wee-ginga treatment. As TCK notes later on in the thread, the Mary Hopkin version is based on a Russian song called Dorogoi Dlinnoyu (The Long Road), which is also about memories of lost love and youth.



A bonus this song seems to have been part of the Adventure Time series: Rebecca Sugar - Remember You
http://youtu.be/27gGSb1snh4

Great bonus, Wim, thanks.



In 2005 Animal Collective and Vashti Bunyan made an EP together combining Vashti's heavenly vocals with Animal Collective's freak folk and play with weird timings and rhythms. We tried our hand at I Remember Learning How to Dive.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A8LGGy7SHI

This is a great theme, Doug! And an impressive prize to boot! I remember watching your first video with that uke and loving that instrument. Those holes are a fantastic touch. And now you give the Seasonistas this opportunity; wow!

By the way: Animal Collective is also responsible for our name. We Tigers is the title of one of their songs.

What an amazingly sweet song, and cool backstory about the "We Tigers" moniker.


Here's a bonus. Continuing the adventures of barre chords for me. One of my kids current favorite songs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueVCVk9mA4g

How cool to have such retro kids, I hope they appreciate what a cool dad you are.



Bonus entry - pictures are taken from “Asbury Park and the Jersey Shore, c. 1979" by Joe Maloney, apart from one by Bob Gruen.

My voice was shot from trying to get the picking/strumming/picking right. But this is the first time I've ever managed to put a QT/PPT video together, and warts and all, I'm quite pleased with the results.

http://youtu.be/ETrVPzE6Ubg

Great job on the slideshow. I suppose you know Springsteen's first album was "Greetings from from Asbury Park NJ", which is probably whey they made that book.


The Nat King Cole's version is Unforgettable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssV0eLg0eFc

Great treatment of this classic, Rex.


My entry is the wonderful song I Remember You by Mackey Feary. It's a really short and sweet song but it totally hits home if you've ever run into and old flame. Especially one that hasn't quite burned out yet.

]http://youtu.be/jFF4bz-BL7U

Later,
Vance

Excellent first time season entry, and welcome to the seasons.


Tonight is a Blue Moon according to weather.com, the third of four full moons in a season.(June solstice to September equinox) It is very clear here and I just stepped back in from taking a peek. I worked this up quickly before going outside.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HnX7Un65pE

I think the old almanac definition of "blue moon" is what this one is. Really nice, Ray, this song deserves to be rolled out more often than the occasional "once in a blue moon".


okay, further to myrnaukelele's bonus - here is my entry - another elvis song - well - elvis among others of course - "always on my mind"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhx7DswSYz4

my camera is working again! (after a fashion!) yay!

So glad you got the camera working again, this is a real gem.


Found time to squeeze in another bonus
It's a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "The River" on soprano uke and my favorite G harp.

http://youtu.be/Hljt_neySC0

Great sound on that harp, thanks for the bonus.

watchyourtoes
08-20-2013, 08:54 PM
Another bonus. I just can't sleep and have been in the mood to strum more than ever lately.
This is "Best Night" by The War On Drugs. The original version of this song is largely acoustic, and I even think it sounds better with an acoustic uke. However, when I decided to go ahead and record another song, I happened to be holding an electric uke. Of the electric ukes I built (rather, of those that I decided to keep,) this tenor mini-jazzmaster is my favorite. Had it out playing around with different effects and thought, "well... it is a blue moon. Might as well knock out another bonus song."


http://youtu.be/e1ytMDm3Pto

wee_ginga_yin
08-20-2013, 08:56 PM
Lovely playing and singing on this WGY.
But this is one I would have preferred you do without the effects.
Sometimes I like to hear you and your uke as they come.
Couldn't comment on YouTube?

Perhaps my favorite version is by the Finnish group "The Leningrad Cowboys"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3WIbzR45Jc

Aki Kaurismäki (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A93C9FpwRoY) also did a short movie set in Paris which features Finnish deadpan humor
married to French accordion music with a touch of Piaf :-)

wee_ginga_yin
08-20-2013, 09:52 PM
I usually post on the Tube to not muck up the thread but they are disabled for this one...but my goodness this is perfect. I imagine a couple dancing in an empty ballroom. I had always made the Russian connection here, but only knew it from the Mary Hopkin take. Now I am off all over the internet to find this song at it's core, to understand where it came from, but none of that matters because all roads lead right back to Wee, and this, because it is remarkably beautiful. Thank you

It is good that it invoked the vision of a couple dancing in an empty ballroom
for imagination plays a great part in appreciating music or even creating it.

Usually when I want to play a song, first of all I have some pictures in my head
and I was thinking Gorki Park, desolate in the moonlight, with a carrousel all lit
up and slowly revolving, but nobody on it, and the music that accompanied it came
from an old fairground steam organ.

With that in mind, I try then to fit the music to the image in my head. It is a very
Russian song with three changes in time signature and if I just left it the way I
recorded it, then it would be flat and missing something, so I have to do some
post-processing, and this can take a few hours, until I hit on something that matches
the original vision in my head. Many different variations of sounds are tried and
discarded, but when finally I get a sound that matches the picture... I know and
that is what I use for the audio.

It would be simpler to just record a song straight, but not as satisfying.
It may not be everybody's cup of tea, But if you can't please everybody
then at least you have to please yourself.

Ukeval
08-20-2013, 10:25 PM
Hello !!!
This is my entry for the season... "El Recuerdo" (the memory) so I think I'm not off topic ;-)))
An early instrumental by Ernest Ka'ai (1916) to remember the ukulele players in Hawaii in the glorious days. Hope you'll enjoy ;-)
Val


http://youtu.be/sVNO3vlyf8k

pabrizzer
08-20-2013, 11:28 PM
Perhaps my favorite version is by the Finnish group "The Leningrad Cowboys"
Aki Kaurismäki also did a short movie set in Paris which features Finnish deadpan humor
married to French accordion music with a touch of Piaf :-)

I thought about doing those were the days and I saw the Leningrad Cowboys version when I was researching.
I think you have put me on to them before. Gotta love that hair.

pabrizzer
08-20-2013, 11:32 PM
It would be simpler to just record a song straight, but not as satisfying.
It may not be everybody's cup of tea, But if you can't please everybody
then at least you have to please yourself.

I was still very pleased with it Rob.
And it is not as if I don't know what to expect from you.:)

pabrizzer
08-20-2013, 11:39 PM
Another bonus.
If I Could Start Today Again. A Paul Kelly song.
You can check out the original disturbing clip here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb9nrAvGPaI)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsl34bfRDuM
Done on Yamaha guitalele.

redpaul1
08-20-2013, 11:55 PM
I usually post on the Tube to not muck up the thread but they are disabled for this one...but my goodness this is perfect. I imagine a couple dancing in an empty ballroom. I had always made the Russian connection here, but only knew it from the Mary Hopkin take. Now I am off all over the internet to find this song at it's core, to understand where it came from, but none of that matters because all roads lead right back to Wee, and this, because it is remarkably beautiful. Thank you

The Russian original is called "Дорогой длинною" (Dorogoy Dlinnoyu) Endless Roads. You're reminiscing about your lost love as you drive your troika across the endless steppe:


http://youtu.be/ExUVEwL__4A

redpaul1
08-21-2013, 12:09 AM
Another pop song relevant to this week's theme "The Carnival Is Over" made famous by The Seekers, is also based on a Russian melody "Волга, Волга, мать родная" (Volga, Volga, mat' rodnaya) Volga, Volga, our mother. It celebrates the tale of the 17th century Cossack rebel Stenka Razin and his beautiful Persian princess - it doesn't end well for them. Think Othello on the Volga:


http://youtu.be/CKZJddUnZY4

Stenka Razin (Dmitri Volnitsa) - in English (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AREqs2DOww)

wee_ginga_yin
08-21-2013, 01:35 AM
I thought about doing those were the days and I saw the Leningrad Cowboys version when I was researching.
I think you have put me on to them before. Gotta love that hair.

Both the hair and the boots are exaggerations of the Elvis quiff and the winkle-picker boots.
I suppose it goes along with the thinking of the Soviet era where bigger is better... if you have
ever seen the movie "leningrad Cowboys go america" it opens with them driving tractors... Zetors
most likely even the name Leningrad Cowboys most likely is a mistranslation of Leningrad Framers,
but since the Soviets aspire to all things American, then Cowboys sounds better than Farmers.

With all Kaurismäki films there all long periods of time with no dialogue... I think Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098532/)
went 15 minutes without a word being spoken... It is all Nordic angst.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd5KWveH1RE

dkcrown
08-21-2013, 02:48 AM
OK, here is my first entry into the Seasons. And my first recording to boot! It is a little rough, but it is what it is what it is.http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h368/dkcrown1/th_season79004_zps0066a696.jpg (http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h368/dkcrown1/season79004_zps0066a696.mp4)

Dougf
08-21-2013, 04:58 AM
OK, here is my first entry into the Seasons. And my first recording to boot! It is a little rough, but it is what it is what it is.

Sounds great, really nice finger style, excellent first video. Welcome to the seasons, and also to the world of ukulele video.

I'm not able to add this to the playlist, since it's a YouTube thing, but I'll make sure to call it out to the judges.

Dougf
08-21-2013, 05:03 AM
Since we seem to be on a bit of a "Those were the days" jag, here's the version I did for season 32 (British invasion week). Maybe somebody will do the Archie and Edith Bunker song of the same title.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUBMEecIl2I

Dougf
08-21-2013, 05:37 AM
Another bonus. I just can't sleep and have been in the mood to strum more than ever lately.
This is "Best Night" by The War On Drugs. The original version of this song is largely acoustic, and I even think it sounds better with an acoustic uke. However, when I decided to go ahead and record another song, I happened to be holding an electric uke. Of the electric ukes I built (rather, of those that I decided to keep,) this tenor mini-jazzmaster is my favorite. Had it out playing around with different effects and thought, "well... it is a blue moon. Might as well knock out another bonus song."

http://youtu.be/e1ytMDm3Pto

Sounds pretty good on electric, too, thanks for knocking out another bonus.


Perhaps my favorite version is by the Finnish group "The Leningrad Cowboys"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3WIbzR45Jc

Aki Kaurismäki (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A93C9FpwRoY) also did a short movie set in Paris which features Finnish deadpan humor
married to French accordion music with a touch of Piaf :-)

What a performance, sort of ultra-retro parody costumes, but the music is solid. Interesting Padam quote, and was that the Russian national anthem toward the end?



Hello !!!
This is my entry for the season... "El Recuerdo" (the memory) so I think I'm not off topic ;-)))
An early instrumental by Ernest Ka'ai (1916) to remember the ukulele players in Hawaii in the glorious days. Hope you'll enjoy ;-)
Val

http://youtu.be/sVNO3vlyf8k

Excellent Val, interesting that a native Hawaiian would give a song a Spanish title, perhaps the Paniolo influence.



Another bonus.
If I Could Start Today Again. A Paul Kelly song.
You can check out the original disturbing clip here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb9nrAvGPaI)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsl34bfRDuM
Done on Yamaha guitalele.

Sounds great, Pa, thanks for the bonus. And you're right, that clip is quite unsettling.



The Russian original is called "Дорогой длинною" (Dorogoy Dlinnoyu) Endless Roads. You're reminiscing about your lost love as you drive your troika across the endless steppe:

http://youtu.be/ExUVEwL__4A

The Russian lyrics evoke a real sense of melancholy, at least in translation. Those Russians really live up to their image as masters of that minor key feeling.


OK, here is my first entry into the Seasons. And my first recording to boot! It is a little rough, but it is what it is what it is.

Really nice, looking forward to seeing more in the coming seasons.

wee_ginga_yin
08-21-2013, 06:47 AM
What a performance, sort of ultra-retro parody costumes, but the music is solid. Interesting Padam quote, and was that the Russian national anthem toward the end?

It was recorded in Sweden and just to get up the noses of the Swedish audience they ended it with the FINNISH NATIONAL ANTHEM

Srax
08-21-2013, 06:52 AM
Hello!

This is my very first video in the seasons, and my first video recorder too. Sorry very much for my horrible english! I think this song is too much dificult for my english level...but I'd love it!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNwHQmMk1wI&feature=youtu.be

Hug from Barcelona!

Sara

redpaul1
08-21-2013, 07:27 AM
Hello!

This is my very first video in the seasons, and my first video recorder too. Sorry very much for my horrible english! I think this song is too much dificult for my english level...but I'd love it!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNwHQmMk1wI

Hug from Barcelona!

Sara
Nice vocals & nice accompaniment. Nice, nice, nice!
Welcome (Benvinguts?) to the Seasons!

FiL
08-21-2013, 07:54 AM
Here's one that hits a bit close to home these days:


http://youtu.be/vfE4fIz7xak

- FiL

frisbee fred
08-21-2013, 08:41 AM
My son Evan was asked this year by his High School graduating class to write a song for graduation. He wrote Safe Til June and performed it at his graduation ceremony. I put the words to the song in the description on youtube.


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

frisbee fred
08-21-2013, 09:09 AM
Echoes of days gone by.



Says "comments are disabled for this video" on youtube so I can't leave a comment there. Very well done, wgy. Hauntingly sad......

xommen
08-21-2013, 09:10 AM
A quickly written bonus: Memories of my Childhood, it's about Camping on the Island Terschelling together with my Parents and Brothers.

http://youtu.be/fdwntP-r4fY

Stephen Reed
08-21-2013, 09:32 AM
This is my first entry in the "Seasons". Hope you enjoy it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1Wo36Nwll4

Stephen Reed
08-21-2013, 09:50 AM
Nice work, Michael!

mythinformed
08-21-2013, 10:07 AM
Having gone off on a tangent reading about 'Those were the days' on here I'm gonna chuck this little muck about in as a bonus just in case I get time to record something else more worthwhile ..........Blips and slips apply as usual !!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opbr_2LD7GY&feature=youtu.be

bonesigh
08-21-2013, 12:53 PM
Well, I just had to add this one (: My parody of "Those Were the Days" that I recorded about a year ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIpaKYERf40

uke4ia
08-21-2013, 01:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro3YpxitYQY

This is a song by Eisley called "Memories". The band, not the rabbit. A widow remembers how her husband loved to plant seeds. And I remember the Martin soprano I played for 20 years before I had a tenor or concert.

Eisley's video for this song is one of the best I've ever seen: Eisley - Memories (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xewk7OgIrPU)

Jazzbanjorex
08-21-2013, 02:25 PM
I thought I was done remembering when a small voice said "How about this song".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goKX93J09Ek&feature=youtu.be

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-21-2013, 04:48 PM
i've only been here five minutes myself! but HELLO AND WELCOME TO ALL THE NEWBIES who've made their first vid and posted in the seasons for the first time!

and... @Jazzbanjorex... i love that sock monkey!

GinnyT11
08-21-2013, 05:04 PM
+1 for bird's eye's welcome to the newbies!

If you've posted one song in the Seasons, you're a Seasonista, so please join the Seasonistas group: http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/group.php?groupid=248
In the upper right is a drop-down Group Tools, and one of the options is Join. You get a very cool icon on your profile page.

decaturcomp
08-21-2013, 05:22 PM
This just exploded my tiny brain


In 2005 Animal Collective and Vashti Bunyan made an EP together combining Vashti's heavenly vocals with Animal Collective's freak folk and play with weird timings and rhythms. We tried our hand at I Remember Learning How to Dive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A8LGGy7SHI&feature=share&list=UUB3-3J6EjfJg9hKPxCIPtTQ

This is a great theme, Doug! And an impressive prize to boot! I remember watching your first video with that uke and loving that instrument. Those holes are a fantastic touch. And now you give the Seasonistas this opportunity; wow!

By the way: Animal Collective is also responsible for our name. We Tigers is the title of one of their songs.

Jazzbanjorex
08-21-2013, 05:25 PM
A more recent song about remembering...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn4WoUmIwg4&feature=youtu.be

GinnyT11
08-21-2013, 05:28 PM
Here's my one take entry, Jim Beloff's "Where Did the Summer Go". I just replaced the A string, so sorry for any sour notes.


Hey, Gillian, glad to see you here at last! Hope you'll be here often.

Gillian
08-21-2013, 05:36 PM
Hey, Gillian, glad to see you here at last! Hope you'll be here often.

I just took it down...I can do a much better job. I was fidgety and the A string kept going out of tune...:(

southside mike
08-21-2013, 06:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwHr7h_pNCI
This a bonus. I believe it was written in the 40s by Johnny Mercer.

Gillian
08-21-2013, 06:12 PM
Let's try this again. "Where Did the Summer Go" by "Jumpin" Jim Beloff. Very appropriate for this time of year.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUeE7t2MaeE&feature=youtu.be

TCK
08-21-2013, 07:40 PM
Well, I am once again going to employ the rule Ms. Lily named after me, because that is what I do.
For several weeks now, my only connection to the world has been the internet, because Melissa was gone. You poor people have had to endure a great chunk of that time and for that I apologize. See, I have not been apart from Mel for more than 24 hours except for once in 20 years, and I am pretty lousy at it. I got a little mouthy over on SKA week...yeah, I am a jerk. Not news, but I am sorry.
In any event, Mel has been at her dads side, as he struggled to recover from a fairly routine albeit emergence surgery. I saw her for an hour Sunday before she went to bed, and she said he just was not responding.
Monday, the decision was made after 16 days to stop throwing medical Hail Mary's at him, and he passed later that day. I have not seen her at all since then, and will not for another few days, but there is this. Her Dad was one of the people I respected most in this world-truly the most selfless person I have ever met. He was an inspiration, and caused me to develop a routine a do daily. I wake up and ask myself silently "what are you going to do to make the world a better place today" every day, and then I follow my response. and I owe that to Jim.
Well, in a strange twist of events, I am better at getting on with people I have never met (I have met Kurt- he is rad, and TCW...she is HOT) than I am with people I see daily. I simply do not connect with people around me, but aren't you lucky? I connect with you.... I guess I have to hold up some sort of facade,who knows. In any event, I would rather have you folks be a part of my catharsis than I would have the folks I could call (for the most part), so yeah...
If you would not mind, I would love a little help singing him home. I am in C, and this is a song about what we leave behind. In a perfect word we would be judged for the deeds we do...and my friend Jim would be a GIANT.
Bless you all for putting up with me- I will go away after this I promise. Just play one with me-


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

Hippie Dribble
08-21-2013, 07:52 PM
Well, I am once again going to employ the rule Ms. Lily named after me, because that is what I do.
For several weeks now, my only connection to the world has been the internet, because Melissa was gone. You poor people have had to endure a great chunk of that time and for that I apologize. See, I have not been apart from Mel for more than 24 hours except for once in 20 years, and I am pretty lousy at it. I got a little mouthy over on SKA week...yeah, I am a jerk. Not news, but I am sorry.
In any event, Mel has been at her dads side, as he struggled to recover from a fairly routine albeit emergence surgery. I saw her for an hour Sunday before she went to bed, and she said he just was not responding.
Monday, the decision was made after 16 days to stop throwing medical Hail Mary's at him, and he passed later that day. I have not seen her at all since then, and will not for another few days, but there is this. Her Dad was one of the people I respected most in this world-truly the most selfless person I have ever met. He was an inspiration, and caused me to develop a routine a do daily. I wake up and ask myself silently "what are you going to do to make the world a better place today" every day, and then I follow my response. and I owe that to Jim.
Well, in a strange twist of events, I am better at getting on with people I have never met (I have met Kurt- he is rad, and TCW...she is HOT) than I am with people I see daily. I simply do not connect with people around me, but aren't you lucky? I connect with you.... I guess I have to hold up some sort of facade,who knows. In any event, I would rather have you folks be a part of my catharsis than I would have the folks I could call (for the most part), so yeah...
If you would not mind, I would love a little help singing him home. I am in C, and this is a song about what we leave behind. In a perfect word we would be judged for the deeds we do...and my friend Jim would be a GIANT.
Bless you all for putting up with me- I will go away after this I promise. Just play one with me-


ok I'm crying. Love you man.

TCK
08-21-2013, 07:56 PM
Love you right back brother....and the arms of the internet fold around the needy.
ok I'm crying. Love you man.

ukuleledaddy
08-21-2013, 08:12 PM
Well, I am once again going to employ the rule Ms. Lily named after me, because that is what I do.
For several weeks now, my only connection to the world has been the internet, because Melissa was gone. You poor people have had to endure a great chunk of that time and for that I apologize. See, I have not been apart from Mel for more than 24 hours except for once in 20 years, and I am pretty lousy at it. I got a little mouthy over on SKA week...yeah, I am a jerk. Not news, but I am sorry.
In any event, Mel has been at her dads side, as he struggled to recover from a fairly routine albeit emergence surgery. I saw her for an hour Sunday before she went to bed, and she said he just was not responding.
Monday, the decision was made after 16 days to stop throwing medical Hail Mary's at him, and he passed later that day. I have not seen her at all since then, and will not for another few days, but there is this. Her Dad was one of the people I respected most in this world-truly the most selfless person I have ever met. He was an inspiration, and caused me to develop a routine a do daily. I wake up and ask myself silently "what are you going to do to make the world a better place today" every day, and then I follow my response. and I owe that to Jim.
Well, in a strange twist of events, I am better at getting on with people I have never met (I have met Kurt- he is rad, and TCW...she is HOT) than I am with people I see daily. I simply do not connect with people around me, but aren't you lucky? I connect with you.... I guess I have to hold up some sort of facade,who knows. In any event, I would rather have you folks be a part of my catharsis than I would have the folks I could call (for the most part), so yeah...
If you would not mind, I would love a little help singing him home. I am in C, and this is a song about what we leave behind. In a perfect word we would be judged for the deeds we do...and my friend Jim would be a GIANT.
Bless you all for putting up with me- I will go away after this I promise. Just play one with me-


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

Dave, that was beautiful. Hang in there. And don't you go anywhere. We need you too.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-21-2013, 08:15 PM
I will go away after this I promise.
DON'T GO AWAY

i know i'm just a newbie who's only been here a nanosecond

but already i know the seasons is like a family

and i know it all starts with the uke, and the uke has four strings, and people say it's GCEA or whatever, but i'm absolutely certain it actually spells out LOVE

so... you know... uke hug from a newbie

peewee
08-21-2013, 08:26 PM
Well, I am once again going to employ the rule Ms. Lily named after me, because that is what I do.
For several weeks now, my only connection to the world has been the internet, because Melissa was gone. You poor people have had to endure a great chunk of that time and for that I apologize. See, I have not been apart from Mel for more than 24 hours except for once in 20 years, and I am pretty lousy at it. I got a little mouthy over on SKA week...yeah, I am a jerk. Not news, but I am sorry.
In any event, Mel has been at her dads side, as he struggled to recover from a fairly routine albeit emergence surgery. I saw her for an hour Sunday before she went to bed, and she said he just was not responding.
Monday, the decision was made after 16 days to stop throwing medical Hail Mary's at him, and he passed later that day. I have not seen her at all since then, and will not for another few days, but there is this. Her Dad was one of the people I respected most in this world-truly the most selfless person I have ever met. He was an inspiration, and caused me to develop a routine a do daily. I wake up and ask myself silently "what are you going to do to make the world a better place today" every day, and then I follow my response. and I owe that to Jim.
Well, in a strange twist of events, I am better at getting on with people I have never met (I have met Kurt- he is rad, and TCW...she is HOT) than I am with people I see daily. I simply do not connect with people around me, but aren't you lucky? I connect with you.... I guess I have to hold up some sort of facade,who knows. In any event, I would rather have you folks be a part of my catharsis than I would have the folks I could call (for the most part), so yeah...
If you would not mind, I would love a little help singing him home. I am in C, and this is a song about what we leave behind. In a perfect word we would be judged for the deeds we do...and my friend Jim would be a GIANT.
Bless you all for putting up with me- I will go away after this I promise. Just play one with me-


Thanks for the beautiful tribute, honored to be included in your grief, and in the words of Muddy Waters, "Baby Please Don't Go"
Feeling it here too. Love to you and Mel.

thesillydave
08-21-2013, 08:28 PM
those were the days...all in the family, copied from john bianchi....sorry john!

http://youtu.be/JgyJJznS4RQ
and now off to bonus songs!

thesillydave
08-21-2013, 08:39 PM
though we are only friends through the miracle of internet and UU underground, i am with you as is my wife who lost her father last year. celebrate him with your music and daily living. plant a plant, sing a song, remember when,...remember now. love, dave and ruth

TCK
08-21-2013, 08:56 PM
Thank you all- and sorry to bring my crap here. I really had no other place to bring it where I felt comfortable. I love you folks....Just please know how important you are to me.
Bless you seasonistas.

redpaul1
08-21-2013, 08:58 PM
DON'T GO AWAY

i know i'm just a newbie who's only been here a nanosecond

but already i know the seasons is like a family

and i know it all starts with the uke, and the uke has four strings, and people say it's GCEA or whatever, but i'm absolutely certain it actually spells out LOVE

so... you know... uke hug from a newbie

Newbie - you just spoke for us all.

thesillydave
08-21-2013, 09:30 PM
and i know that TCK will approve of me posting a silly bonus song...if nothing else, for comic relief... love you dave! kisses to mel!

http://youtu.be/NpB_9HQobyU
duh....bonus! this is remembering in hopes to forget...if that makes sense...doug, you judge!

TCK
08-21-2013, 09:34 PM
Nothing is better than Silly Mister Dave...
Fire up the pipe friends ;)
Love this

UkeyDave
08-21-2013, 10:48 PM
Hello!

This is my very first video in the seasons, and my first video recorder too. Sorry very much for my horrible english! I think this song is too much dificult for my english level...but I'd love it!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNwHQmMk1wI&feature=youtu.be

Hug from Barcelona!

Sara
Oh I do love it when I see new faces participating in the seasons. This is FANTASTIC.

pabrizzer
08-21-2013, 11:54 PM
Remember the Days of the Old Schoolyard?
Last bonus from me

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

wee_ginga_yin
08-22-2013, 12:15 AM
Says "comments are disabled for this video" on youtube so I can't leave a comment there. Very well done, wgy. Hauntingly sad......

I got hit by THREE third party content ID matches on my version, though they
said it was for a song called "Those were the GOOD OLD days" a song I have
never even heard. I made a formal claim that I had not used any copyrighted material
and it was my own version of an old russian song, but my claim was rejected, and
during the dispute I did not allow comments. Since I lost the dispute I have just deleted
the video... sorry about that.

Since others have now recorded this song, has anybody else had similar experiences?

mythinformed
08-22-2013, 01:18 AM
I got hit by THREE third party content ID matches on my version, though they
said it was for a song called "Those were the GOOD OLD days" a song I have
never even heard. I made a formal claim that I had not used any copyrighted material
and it was my own version of an old russian song, but my claim was rejected, and
during the dispute I did not allow comments. Since I lost the dispute I have just deleted
the video... sorry about that.
Since others have now recorded this song, has anybody else had similar experiences?
I've not heard anything from them ............having said that they would be doing me a favour if they did remove mine !! Lol

mythinformed
08-22-2013, 01:27 AM
I'm always appehensive about doing Elvis toons ...........I mean c'mon no pressure at all covering the main mans songs eh ?? Lol
Heres my little belt at this beautiful song anyways.

Blips and slips apply as usual.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U24MsKJi_JI&feature=youtu.be

kleblanc
08-22-2013, 02:56 AM
http://youtu.be/gxaOzoHsCzc

Here is one I did when I got my new Kala Tenor. My uncle played this all the time on his guitar and I had to learn it since it was part of my growing up.

Dougf
08-22-2013, 04:57 AM
Hello!

This is my very first video in the seasons, and my first video recorder too. Sorry very much for my horrible english! I think this song is too much dificult for my english level...but I'd love it!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNwHQmMk1wI&feature=youtu.be

Hug from Barcelona!

Sara

What a great version of this song, beautiful. And welcome to the seasons, you're off to a great start, and please don't worry at all about your english.

Dougf
08-22-2013, 05:52 AM
Here's one that hits a bit close to home these days:

http://youtu.be/vfE4fIz7xak

- FiL

Excellent, Fil, works great on that banjo uke. I love it when genres get bent and pushed around a bit.


My son Evan was asked this year by his High School graduating class to write a song for graduation. He wrote Safe Til June and performed it at his graduation ceremony. I put the words to the song in the description on youtube.

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

You must be very proud of your son, great song, and very well performed.


A quickly written bonus: Memories of my Childhood, it's about Camping on the Island Terschelling together with my Parents and Brothers.
http://youtu.be/fdwntP-r4fY

Thanks for writing a bonus for the season, Wim, really nice memories.


This is my first entry in the "Seasons". Hope you enjoy it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1Wo36Nwll4

Welcome to the seasons, Stephen, great first time entry with a classic old hymn.


Having gone off on a tangent reading about 'Those were the days' on here I'm gonna chuck this little muck about in as a bonus just in case I get time to record something else more worthwhile ..........Blips and slips apply as usual !!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opbr_2LD7GY

That karate finger thing is a pretty neat trick, works great with this song.



Well, I just had to add this one (: My parody of "Those Were the Days" that I recorded about a year ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIpaKYERf40

Great parody for open mic situations, and very well played and sung.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro3YpxitYQY

This is a song by Eisley called "Memories". The band, not the rabbit. A widow remembers how her husband loved to plant seeds. And I remember the Martin soprano I played for 20 years before I had a tenor or concert.

Eisley's video for this song is one of the best I've ever seen: Eisley - Memories (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xewk7OgIrPU)

Great cover, Jim, you really nailed the vocals on this one, and nice that a soprano can bring back memories.


I thought I was done remembering when a small voice said "How about this song".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goKX93J09Ek

Keep listening to that voice, and keep 'em coming. You're the jazzbanjo juggernaut. :)


A more recent song about remembering...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn4WoUmIwg4

Like I said... :) Also, Rex, you might want to double check the playlists and make sure I've got your stuff in the right places, I might've missed a couple.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwHr7h_pNCI
This a bonus. I believe it was written in the 40s by Johnny Mercer.

Great bonus, Mike, I really like your take on this.


Let's try this again. "Where Did the Summer Go" by "Jumpin" Jim Beloff. Very appropriate for this time of year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUeE7t2MaeE

Yes, a great song choice, and very nicely done. And I think this might be your first season, welcome to the fun.


Well, I am once again going to employ the rule Ms. Lily named after me, because that is what I do.
For several weeks now, my only connection to the world has been the internet, because Melissa was gone. You poor people have had to endure a great chunk of that time and for that I apologize. See, I have not been apart from Mel for more than 24 hours except for once in 20 years, and I am pretty lousy at it. I got a little mouthy over on SKA week...yeah, I am a jerk. Not news, but I am sorry.
In any event, Mel has been at her dads side, as he struggled to recover from a fairly routine albeit emergence surgery. I saw her for an hour Sunday before she went to bed, and she said he just was not responding.
Monday, the decision was made after 16 days to stop throwing medical Hail Mary's at him, and he passed later that day. I have not seen her at all since then, and will not for another few days, but there is this. Her Dad was one of the people I respected most in this world-truly the most selfless person I have ever met. He was an inspiration, and caused me to develop a routine a do daily. I wake up and ask myself silently "what are you going to do to make the world a better place today" every day, and then I follow my response. and I owe that to Jim.
Well, in a strange twist of events, I am better at getting on with people I have never met (I have met Kurt- he is rad, and TCW...she is HOT) than I am with people I see daily. I simply do not connect with people around me, but aren't you lucky? I connect with you.... I guess I have to hold up some sort of facade,who knows. In any event, I would rather have you folks be a part of my catharsis than I would have the folks I could call (for the most part), so yeah...
If you would not mind, I would love a little help singing him home. I am in C, and this is a song about what we leave behind. In a perfect word we would be judged for the deeds we do...and my friend Jim would be a GIANT.
Bless you all for putting up with me- I will go away after this I promise. Just play one with me-

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

Wow, a tragic loss, I'm so sorry. And I think it's great that you feel free to share this here with us. My condolences to you and Mel.


those were the days...all in the family, copied from john bianchi....sorry john!
http://youtu.be/JgyJJznS4RQ
and now off to bonus songs!

So glad somebody did the other "those were the days", and I'm especially glad it was you. Classic SillyDave.


and i know that TCK will approve of me posting a silly bonus song...if nothing else, for comic relief... love you dave! kisses to mel!
http://youtu.be/NpB_9HQobyU
duh....bonus! this is remembering in hopes to forget...if that makes sense...doug, you judge!

Great bonus, yeah, comic relief, nice.


Remember the Days of the Old Schoolyard?
Last bonus from me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uplcDBsyCwg

Such style, thanks for the bonus, Pa.


I'm always appehensive about doing Elvis toons ...........I mean c'mon no pressure at all covering the main mans songs eh ?? Lol
Heres my little belt at this beautiful song anyways.

Blips and slips apply as usual. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U24MsKJi_JI

Great cover, very nicely done.


http://youtu.be/gxaOzoHsCzc

Here is one I did when I got my new Kala Tenor. My uncle played this all the time on his guitar and I had to learn it since it was part of my growing up.

I think we're going to set a record for how many times we do this song. :)
Another great version, very evocative background effects.

Shady Wilbury
08-22-2013, 06:41 AM
Whilst dreaming of a Mya-Moe, I found myself thinking of this song. Fits the remit, because the singer is reminiscing. Plus, it's a bonus and a singalong. Enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KarFyAyCw04

decaturcomp
08-22-2013, 07:01 AM
Melissa and Dave (https://soundcloud.com/alan-thornton1/live-forever-at-cloverdale)...

decaturcomp
08-22-2013, 08:00 AM
Ever wish you'd done things differently?
Why are memories we're not proud of so vivid?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9FHDg_W1a8

greenie44
08-22-2013, 08:18 AM
Thanks for this Season - great topic. I recorded the audio for this a while back, and used it, with live vocal and uke, for this recording. It's a great song that fits this theme in an interesting way; the singer is anticipating a memory while experiencing the event. Really cool mixture of past and present.

I recorded it in black and white and added some effects to give the whole thing an older look. Even put on a jacket, which is not the greatest idea when you are filming a video outside, lit by a pillar of fire in the summer in Arizona, but I sacrifice for art.

:music:


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

bonesigh
08-22-2013, 08:27 AM
Before I even saw your post I had just sent an email to a friend who lost their dad and I said I would play a song in remembrance of them. I guess great minds do think alike. My condolences to you and the wife and family. Gonna sing along right now for your father in law and Manuel (who lost his dad) and a friend of mine who just lost her hubby to brain cancer. Love to you all!


Well, I am once again going to employ the rule Ms. Lily named after me, because that is what I do.
For several weeks now, my only connection to the world has been the internet, because Melissa was gone. You poor people have had to endure a great chunk of that time and for that I apologize. See, I have not been apart from Mel for more than 24 hours except for once in 20 years, and I am pretty lousy at it. I got a little mouthy over on SKA week...yeah, I am a jerk. Not news, but I am sorry.
In any event, Mel has been at her dads side, as he struggled to recover from a fairly routine albeit emergence surgery. I saw her for an hour Sunday before she went to bed, and she said he just was not responding.
Monday, the decision was made after 16 days to stop throwing medical Hail Mary's at him, and he passed later that day. I have not seen her at all since then, and will not for another few days, but there is this. Her Dad was one of the people I respected most in this world-truly the most selfless person I have ever met. He was an inspiration, and caused me to develop a routine a do daily. I wake up and ask myself silently "what are you going to do to make the world a better place today" every day, and then I follow my response. and I owe that to Jim.
Well, in a strange twist of events, I am better at getting on with people I have never met (I have met Kurt- he is rad, and TCW...she is HOT) than I am with people I see daily. I simply do not connect with people around me, but aren't you lucky? I connect with you.... I guess I have to hold up some sort of facade,who knows. In any event, I would rather have you folks be a part of my catharsis than I would have the folks I could call (for the most part), so yeah...
If you would not mind, I would love a little help singing him home. I am in C, and this is a song about what we leave behind. In a perfect word we would be judged for the deeds we do...and my friend Jim would be a GIANT.
Bless you all for putting up with me- I will go away after this I promise. Just play one with me-


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

decaturcomp
08-22-2013, 08:29 AM
Bonus play

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Jo0Nc6IHUw

bonesigh
08-22-2013, 10:44 AM
Alan Jackson song:

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

wee_ginga_yin
08-22-2013, 11:04 AM
The russians were playing this song down at Old Joe's Barroom.
Yeah I was thinking of St James Infirmary when I was playing this.
Hence the weird style.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7ZUF_lYaCQ

wallyboy
08-22-2013, 12:30 PM
sad time dave, love to you and mel,

wallyboy
08-22-2013, 12:50 PM
nice theme doug,
heres my bash.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX0R3wOGTwg

Stephen Reed
08-22-2013, 02:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpWghJg0kyE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

myrnaukelele
08-22-2013, 02:19 PM
sad time dave, love to you and mel,

Very sad indeed. Sending virtual hugs to you both.

caukulele
08-22-2013, 02:34 PM
Hey Dave and Mel, just wanted you to know that my heart and prayers are with you both......

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-22-2013, 04:23 PM
bonus entry

this is "my only love" by roxy music

*swoons a little at the mere thought of bryan ferry*

*tries to steady self*

*fails to steady self*


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zh_YmIKc7Y

Hippie Dribble
08-22-2013, 05:32 PM
This is one of my favourite jazz era tunes, a brilliant reworking of the traditional folk song "When You And I Were Young, Maggie", which itself has a very interesting history (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_You_and_I_Were_Young,_Maggie).

Moving ahead to 1922, Jack Frost and Jimmy McHugh got all funky and creative and offered up a very 'modern' take on the song, incorporating elements of swing, blues and dixieland jazz. For me, the quintessential version of this is that of the great Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards - from whose recording, in the absence of any available sheet music, I arranged my own.

Thanks for another awesome week Doug and an inspirational theme, never would have worked this song out otherwise. Sure had more fun doing this one than most. Cheers all! :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64GbitV5s6E

ukuleledaddy
08-22-2013, 07:57 PM
Another song of loss.
Here's the story:
My first job right out of high school was a DJ at an ice skating rink. All the closest friends I ever had were made at that job. We all listened to a lot of classic rock at the time. While the kids who came to skate wanted me to play Paula Abdul, New Kids On The Block and Milli Vanili, I enjoyed playing The Stones, AC/DC and Led Zeppelin. A coworker I started becoming really good friends with named Scott always wanted me to play Free Bird for him and I was happy to oblige. Our friendship continued and became stronger. One day he came in and told me about this song he heard and really loved. It was a tribute written by the brother of the former lead singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd. The song was called Brickyard Road, typical rock/pop of the late 80s/early 90s. The next day I went out and bought the cassingle. Now when Scott came in to work I would play Free Bird and Brickyard Road for him.
That same year Scott invited me to a San Francisco Giants game. I declined, think I had a date or something. He invited another coworker and after the game the two of them drove their separate ways. Scott's beloved 1966 Mustang, which he rebuilt himself, broke down and was towed to a closed gas station. As my friend called 911 to report that two men were tampering with his car, he was beat to death. Scott was a lanky kid and these men were both twice his size. The incident was all over the news at the time, later to be remembered as the "notorious 911 murder".
After his body was found and I went back to work, I played this song for him, Brickyard Road, and we all grieved. My best friend, another coworker of ours and like a brother to me 23 years later, still leaves flowers on his grave every Christmas. Bless him.
Oh, and the guys who killed him? One got a few years and the other walked.
This is for Scott.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LXvL1D6JoY

Strumdaddy
08-22-2013, 08:57 PM
Here's my first ever entry.... An Irving Berlin song that perfectly captures how things change, but something always remains....


http://youtu.be/kKn2H40AtRM

p.s. sorry about nasal singing - it's hayfever season here
p.p.s. any similarities to Eugene's entry are purely co-incidental.... I guess we just like the same old-timey stuff

Dan Uke
08-22-2013, 09:15 PM
Here's my entry! Not my greatest but not my worst either!! HAHAHA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDPCybrMC_4&feature=youtu.be

wee_ginga_yin
08-23-2013, 01:47 AM
A blast from the past as a bonus.


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

Hippie Dribble
08-23-2013, 01:53 AM
Here's my first ever entry.... An Irving Berlin song that perfectly captures how things change, but something always remains....
p.s. sorry about nasal singing - it's hayfever season here
p.p.s. any similarities to Eugene's entry are purely co-incidental.... I guess we just like the same old-timey stuff
Way to bust out a first seasons entry greenman. Absolutely freaking brilliant mate. Nasal singing? You're kidding, sounded gold to me. As for the similarities, you have a much better set and wardrobe than I could dream of. Keep em comin mate, this is sweet as

Tootler
08-23-2013, 02:14 AM
I got hit by THREE third party content ID matches on my version, though they
said it was for a song called "Those were the GOOD OLD days" a song I have
never even heard. I made a formal claim that I had not used any copyrighted material
and it was my own version of an old russian song, but my claim was rejected, and
during the dispute I did not allow comments. Since I lost the dispute I have just deleted
the video... sorry about that.

Since others have now recorded this song, has anybody else had similar experiences?

I had a similar experience but with a different song. I got a third party content match on my recording of "Dawning of the Day". I disputed the claim on the grounds that it was traditional but it was rejected. I considered appealing the rejection but when I looked into it I felt the whole process lacked transparency and it looked like the Google was acting as judge and jury so, like you, I deleted the the video. It feels like guilty till proved innocent.

I did wonder if fact that the words were a translation from an Irish original was a factor, but I have since had a look around and it seems that very similar English translations have been around since the 1890s and that a much darker English variant of the song was published in several broadsides in the first half of the 19th century. You can draw your own conclusions from this.

Sorry, Doug, I don't really want to hijack the thread but WYG's experience was so like mine that I felt I had to respond.

I have a song in the pipeline for this season which I hope I will get time to do this evening. Recording it has been pushed back by dealing with the issue above.

Geoff

GinnyT11
08-23-2013, 02:14 AM
Another song of loss.
My first job right out of high school was a DJ at an ice skating rink. All the closest friends I ever had were made at that job. We all listened to a lot of classic rock at the time. While the kids who came to skate wanted me to play Paula Abdul, New Kids On The Block and Milli Vanili, I enjoyed playing The Stones, AC/DC and Led Zeppelin. A coworker I started becoming really good friends with named Scott always wanted me to play Free Bird for him and I was happy to oblige. Our friendship continued and became stronger. One day he came in and told me about this song he heard and really loved. It was a tribute written by the brother of the former lead singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd. The song was called Brickyard Road, typical rock/pop of the late 80s/early 90s. The next day I went out and bought the cassingle. Now when Scott came in to work I would play Free Bird and Brickyard Road for him...


Sean, yours is a story that leaves a mist in the sky that keeps the sun from shining fully. I'm sorry you lost your friend in such a way, but it's great that you can bring him back anytime by playing these two songs. You can still communicate with him...that's powerful.

Tootler
08-23-2013, 02:28 AM
I only caught up with your post last night so belated greetings to you and Mel. It's always hard to lose a loved one but it sounds like her dad went before his time which makes it harder.

My thoughts go with you at this time

Geoff

wee_ginga_yin
08-23-2013, 03:42 AM
I had a similar experience but with a different song. I got a third party content match on my recording of "Dawning of the Day". I disputed the claim on the grounds that it was traditional but it was rejected. I considered appealing the rejection but when I looked into it I felt the whole process lacked transparency and it looked like the Google was acting as judge and jury so, like you, I deleted the the video. It feels like guilty till proved innocent.

I did wonder if fact that the words were a translation from an Irish original was a factor, but I have since had a look around and it seems that very similar English translations have been around since the 1890s and that a much darker English variant of the song was published in several broadsides in the first half of the 19th century. You can draw your own conclusions from this.

Sorry, Doug, I don't really want to hijack the thread but WYG's experience was so like mine that I felt I had to respond.

I have a song in the pipeline for this season which I hope I will get time to do this evening. Recording it has been pushed back by dealing with the issue above.

Geoff

What I find disquieting is that if you get an appeal rejected they never tell you
the basis for why they turned down the appeal. It just comes like a bolt out of the blue.
It is like you say... you have been tried... and condemned without ever knowing how they
arrived at the verdict.

I can do without the hassle of trying to defend myself to anonymous suits. The more serious
thing is Copyright Strikes. Regardless of the fact that you may delete your video it is
still held against you and if you get 3 strikes then you are out. Your youtube account is
deleted. No questioned asked and no chance of appeal.

Therefore I try to tread softly cos I know Google carries a big stick.

bonesigh
08-23-2013, 04:07 AM
By the way Doug, I love the way you do the comments with a link to the vid your commenting on. Makes it easier to watch those vids again or catch one you missed!

Dougf
08-23-2013, 05:52 AM
Whilst dreaming of a Mya-Moe, I found myself thinking of this song. Fits the remit, because the singer is reminiscing. Plus, it's a bonus and a singalong. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KarFyAyCw04

Definitely fits the theme, nice singalong, thanks for the bonus, Shady.


Ever wish you'd done things differently?
Why are memories we're not proud of so vivid?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9FHDg_W1a8

Very soulful, Alan, love that hammer on technique of yours.


Thanks for this Season - great topic. I recorded the audio for this a while back, and used it, with live vocal and uke, for this recording. It's a great song that fits this theme in an interesting way; the singer is anticipating a memory while experiencing the event. Really cool mixture of past and present.

I recorded it in black and white and added some effects to give the whole thing an older look. Even put on a jacket, which is not the greatest idea when you are filming a video outside, lit by a pillar of fire in the summer in Arizona, but I sacrifice for art.

:music:

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

That is a great song, and you've done some interesting things with it, pretty cool.



Bonus play
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Jo0Nc6IHUw

Nice bonus, Alan, a very soulful country feeling on this.


Alan Jackson song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWqwszWgbtw

Very creative idea for your backing track, and good work on the vocals and playing.


The russians were playing this song down at Old Joe's Barroom.
Yeah I was thinking of St James Infirmary when I was playing this.
Hence the weird style.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7ZUF_lYaCQ

Yes, I'm sure every Russian probably knows this by heart (although perhaps not the English version) such a classic, and you've definitely mixed in some hues from St James on this one.


nice theme doug,
heres my bash.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX0R3wOGTwg

Nice one, Wally, I sure remember when this one came out, great selection.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpWghJg0kyE

Great job on this, Stephen, your vocals capture the real sadness of this song.


bonus entry

this is "my only love" by roxy music

*swoons a little at the mere thought of bryan ferry*

*tries to steady self*

*fails to steady self*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zh_YmIKc7Y

Very sweet and poignant, great bonus, thanks.



This is one of my favourite jazz era tunes, a brilliant reworking of the traditional folk song "When You And I Were Young, Maggie", which itself has a very interesting history (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_You_and_I_Were_Young,_Maggie).

Moving ahead to 1922, Jack Frost and Jimmy McHugh got all funky and creative and offered up a very 'modern' take on the song, incorporating elements of swing, blues and dixieland jazz. For me, the quintessential version of this is that of the great Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards - from whose recording, in the absence of any available sheet music, I arranged my own.

Thanks for another awesome week Doug and an inspirational theme, never would have worked this song out otherwise. Sure had more fun doing this one than most. Cheers all! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64GbitV5s6E

Nailed this one, Jon, some many fine touches, so glad you brought this to the season.


Another song of loss.
Here's the story:
My first job right out of high school was a DJ at an ice skating rink. All the closest friends I ever had were made at that job. We all listened to a lot of classic rock at the time. While the kids who came to skate wanted me to play Paula Abdul, New Kids On The Block and Milli Vanili, I enjoyed playing The Stones, AC/DC and Led Zeppelin. A coworker I started becoming really good friends with named Scott always wanted me to play Free Bird for him and I was happy to oblige. Our friendship continued and became stronger. One day he came in and told me about this song he heard and really loved. It was a tribute written by the brother of the former lead singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd. The song was called Brickyard Road, typical rock/pop of the late 80s/early 90s. The next day I went out and bought the cassingle. Now when Scott came in to work I would play Free Bird and Brickyard Road for him.
That same year Scott invited me to a San Francisco Giants game. I declined, think I had a date or something. He invited another coworker and after the game the two of them drove their separate ways. Scott's beloved 1966 Mustang, which he rebuilt himself, broke down and was towed to a closed gas station. As my friend called 911 to report that two men were tampering with his car, he was beat to death. Scott was a lanky kid and these men were both twice his size. The incident was all over the news at the time, later to be remembered as the "notorious 911 murder".
After his body was found and I went back to work, I played this song for him, Brickyard Road, and we all grieved. My best friend, another coworker of ours and like a brother to me 23 years later, still leaves flowers on his grave every Christmas. Bless him.
Oh, and the guys who killed him? One got a few years and the other walked.
This is for Scott.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LXvL1D6JoY

So much feeling in this, Sean, the loss is palpable.


Here's my first ever entry.... An Irving Berlin song that perfectly captures how things change, but something always remains....

http://youtu.be/kKn2H40AtRM

p.s. sorry about nasal singing - it's hayfever season here
p.p.s. any similarities to Eugene's entry are purely co-incidental.... I guess we just like the same old-timey stuff

Love that voice over intro, and so many other things about this. Pretty amazing first entry. Pretty amazing, period. Welcome to the seasons, Mr. Green, really looking forward to more.


Here's my entry! Not my greatest but not my worst either!! HAHAHA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDPCybrMC_4

Yeah, good one, Daniel, that modulation to the bridge sounded pretty tricky, but you nailed it.



A blast from the past as a bonus.

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

Great bonus, I thought we might get a few more versions of this, but it looks like the copyright patrol is out in force on this one. I can't help but think they're picking on you.

Dougf
08-23-2013, 05:54 AM
By the way Doug, I love the way you do the comments with a link to the vid your commenting on. Makes it easier to watch those vids again or catch one you missed!

Thanks, Janet, it does save on a bit of space.

Dougf
08-23-2013, 06:02 AM
I've been struck while going through the entries with how many of these songs would also have qualified for my season 57, "songs about songs", and many, it seems, were actually done for both. You could do a Venn diagram. :) I guess songs and memories really go hand in hand.

Also a quick note, there are still a few slots open for anybody who would like to be a judge. My only qualifications are that you have participated in at least one season, you promise to give each video its due consideration, and, if you also participate, no voting for your own video. Just send me a PM.

The judges will pick their top three from the official entries, those names will be added to the hat, in addition to the one name for each official entry. Good luck, everyone, and thanks.

decaturcomp
08-23-2013, 06:24 AM
[QUOTE=Dougf;1363577]I've been struck while going through the entries with how many of these songs would also have qualified for my season 57, "songs about songs", and many, it seems, were actually done for both. You could do a Venn diagram. :) I guess songs and memories really go hand in hand.

Dude, that's deep dish right there. Music is memory is music. whoa!

UkeyDave
08-23-2013, 07:36 AM
I very nearly gave up with this song. I decided to use my new iPad app as my song sheet but after spending ages trying to get the right beats per minute to turn the pages over in the right place and actually trying to play along to a stupid metronome noise I was about on the verge of a nervous breakdown. I was also trying to play along with my new Uke with strings still bedding in and going out of tune every few seconds. My smile at the end of this video is COMPLETELY fake. I need to lay down now for a few hours to recover from the trauma of making this. I did love this song but now I'm sick to the back teeth with it. Oh well. Rant over. I find it hard to imagine anyone could possibly enjoy this. I know I didn't. This one will definitely end up in the trash bin. lol

http://youtu.be/OTk_c_2Gl4U

ukuleledaveey
08-23-2013, 07:49 AM
Howdy all, well here is my official entry and for the first time guest vocals by lovely wife although camera shy :)
Many thanks Doug for a great week and theme.


Anyway hope you all enjoy (i hope !!!!)


http://youtu.be/nTfB9hWb-6c

mythinformed
08-23-2013, 08:11 AM
If anyones still stuck for ideas for a song theres a fantastic Roy Orbison toon called 'Blue Bayou' that hasn't been covered yet ............Hmmm......now that could also be seen as a challenge..........any takers???

southside mike
08-23-2013, 09:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3uJuNwF_yg
My 2nd bonus

southside mike
08-23-2013, 09:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltdFIU0fPXw

My third and final for Season 79

librainian
08-23-2013, 09:49 AM
Here's my first entry for this week. I'm currently homeless while our floors are getting finished so this is a raw upload from my flip Camera so the audio is not the best. This is Jack Johnson's tune "Do You Remember" with my quickie arrangement. I was planning on doing this one for my wife for our anniversary and it happened to fit the theme. Colleen, I love you honey! Thanks for putting up with my practice sessions!


http://youtu.be/i9t0eGa3tMQ

librainian
08-23-2013, 09:59 AM
Now I thought that Matched Third Party Content is no big deal. That just means they may target your vid with ads. Now a copyright violation is different. But I've got a few of those matched 3rd party content notices before and nothing ever came of that. Am I mistaken? My understanding was "Match 3rd Party" = annoying and "Copyright Violation" = watch out!


I had a similar experience but with a different song. I got a third party content match on my recording of "Dawning of the Day". I disputed the claim on the grounds that it was traditional but it was rejected. I considered appealing the rejection but when I looked into it I felt the whole process lacked transparency and it looked like the Google was acting as judge and jury so, like you, I deleted the the video. It feels like guilty till proved innocent.

I did wonder if fact that the words were a translation from an Irish original was a factor, but I have since had a look around and it seems that very similar English translations have been around since the 1890s and that a much darker English variant of the song was published in several broadsides in the first half of the 19th century. You can draw your own conclusions from this.

Sorry, Doug, I don't really want to hijack the thread but WYG's experience was so like mine that I felt I had to respond.

I have a song in the pipeline for this season which I hope I will get time to do this evening. Recording it has been pushed back by dealing with the issue above.

Geoff

UkeyDave
08-23-2013, 10:33 AM
Another bonus from me. Sorry about the missing top half of my head. Ah ha, it seems southside Mike has beaten me to it. Oh well.

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

Tootler
08-23-2013, 10:39 AM
Now I thought that Matched Third Party Content is no big deal. That just means they may target your vid with ads. Now a copyright violation is different. But I've got a few of those matched 3rd party content notices before and nothing ever came of that. Am I mistaken? My understanding was "Match 3rd Party" = annoying and "Copyright Violation" = watch out!

I think that's pretty much it. However if you challenge a matched third party content and it is rejected, you get the opportunity to appeal. If the appeal then fails, your video is taken down and you get a copyright violation strike. That's the bummer and the lack of transparency in the process makes me a little suspicious so I decided to take the video down rather than risk the copyright violation strike. I believe in my case (and, by the looks of it in WGY's) there was not copyright violation but I don't really trust the process - some of the "copyright chasers" are pretty aggressive and you really need lawyers on side to deal with it, something I can't afford). Most companies are actually reputable and, up to now, when I've challenged a matched third party on a traditional song, the challenge has been accepted and the "strike" has been removed. It was the total lack of any details of how they claimed copyright had been violated that worried me.

Dougf
08-23-2013, 01:01 PM
Sorry, Doug, I don't really want to hijack the thread but WYG's experience was so like mine that I felt I had to respond.

Geoff

No need to apologize, Geoff, I don't view this as a hijack at all. While the topic may be a bit off the main point of the thread, I feel the seasons can serve as sort of an open forum for these kinds of digressions, particularly since this one started off by YouTube taking action against a user who posted to this thread. In addition, it was a song that several other people have covered for this season, so it really is quite relevant.

UncleMoon
08-23-2013, 01:13 PM
Melissa and Dave (https://soundcloud.com/alan-thornton1/live-forever-at-cloverdale)...
Class. Respect.

Tootler
08-23-2013, 01:57 PM
I spent the first part of this week at Whitby Folk Festival. It's one of the UK's major Folk Festivals and Whitby is only about 40 minutes drive away, so I usually contrive to spend two or three days at the Festival. At one session an elderly Australian Gentleman stood up and sang an Eric Bogle song, "No Man's Land" (aka "The Green Fields of France"). As he was singing it, I knew that it was my entry for this week's season.

Eric Bogle was born in Scotland but emigrated to Australia in his mid 20s. He has written many songs about Australian life but he is probably best known for two anti war songs; "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" (recorded by the Pogues, among others) and "No Man's Land".

No Man's Land was written after Eric Bogle and his wife had visited some of the WWI cemeteries of Flanders and Northern France and takes the form of an imaginary address to a dead soldier, reflecting on the impact his early death may have had on those back at home and on the wider effects of the war. It speaks to me as I have visited some of the war cemeteries in Flanders and also WWII ones in Normandy. Visiting these places gives you a real sense of the futility of war and of the waste of life involved.

If you read the Wikipedia entry on the song (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Man%27s_Land_%28Eric_Bogle_song%29), it gives a bit more detail, but the person who wrote it missed the full significance of the chorus which describes the full ritual of a burial with full military honours used by the British Army. An individual private soldier would not have been accorded such a funeral during WWI. There were just too many to bury - and, of course, there were many whose bodies were never found. However elements of the rituals are used in the annual commemoration ceremony on Nov. 11th each year.


http://youtu.be/75cXvhCMVeY

peewee
08-23-2013, 04:24 PM
A quick bonus:
"When I Was a Baby" by the Donner Party, late 80s California indie folk band from San Francisco
http://youtu.be/cd9pjtT8ojA

http://youtu.be/cd9pjtT8ojA

Figured out chords by ear, and shot it in one take, so it's a bit discombobulated.

Hippie Dribble
08-23-2013, 04:35 PM
A quick bonus:
"When I Was a Baby" by the Donner Party, late 80s California indie folk band from San Francisco
http://youtu.be/cd9pjtT8ojA
Figured out chords by ear, and shot it in one take, so it's a bit discombobulated.

Thanks for this gem Peter, this is super.

pabrizzer
08-23-2013, 06:04 PM
Then - dedicated to my dad David Caldwell who left us in 2007.
An original song written for this season.
Done on descant recorder and baritone ukulele in garage band.
WGY will be pleased as I added an effect called "solo saxophone" to the recorder track.
Dad was a talented musician and he would have loved being able to share his stuff on YouTube.
I didn't take a video while recording so I added some photos.
I'm in there a few times considerably younger.
I counted in in 4 but it is waltz time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQuNl4sd3Ns

myrnaukelele
08-23-2013, 06:49 PM
Another old bonus - this one done for Instrumental Week.
The Days of Wine and Roses by Henry Mancini.

http://youtu.be/rcogdnrpqKc

myrnaukelele
08-23-2013, 06:54 PM
Then - dedicated to my dad David Caldwell who left us in 2007.
An original song written for this season.
Done on descant recorder and baritone ukulele in garage band.
WGY will be pleased as I added an effect called "solo saxophone" to the recorder track.
Dad was a talented musician and he would have loved being able to share his stuff on YouTube.
I didn't take a video while recording so I added some photos.
I'm in there a few times considerably younger.
I counted in in 4 but it is waltz time.


Oh pabrizzer I just loved this. Got all teary eyed remembering my own dad who's been gone quite a few years now. It was so sweet to see the family pictures and the different generations all together. Nicely done.

decaturcomp
08-23-2013, 08:02 PM
Beautiful job all around Pabrizzer. Wonderful tune. The shots with the young ones and the last one with you are just right.

thesillydave
08-23-2013, 09:20 PM
so, here's another 'remember when' song, my take on Bob Hope's signature song, "Thanks for the memory"
one of my personal favorite songs, hope y'all enjoy!

http://youtu.be/D_nVhpfcdRI
thanks doug, great season!
cheers!

UkeyDave
08-23-2013, 10:15 PM
Then - dedicated to my dad David Caldwell who left us in 2007.
An original song written for this season.
Done on descant recorder and baritone ukulele in garage band.
WGY will be pleased as I added an effect called "solo saxophone" to the recorder track.
Dad was a talented musician and he would have loved being able to share his stuff on YouTube.
I didn't take a video while recording so I added some photos.
I'm in there a few times considerably younger.
I counted in in 4 but it is waltz time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQuNl4sd3Ns

A Wonderful tribute Brian.

pabrizzer
08-23-2013, 10:59 PM
Oh pabrizzer I just loved this. Got all teary eyed remembering my own dad who's been gone quite a few years now. It was so sweet to see the family pictures and the different generations all together. Nicely done.
Thank you Myrna - there were 4 generations in one of those shots - all Caldwells.


Beautiful job all around Pabrizzer. Wonderful tune. The shots with the young ones and the last one with you are just right.
Thank you Alan.


A Wonderful tribute Brian.
Thank you Dave.

I was going to put words to the tune but decided to try the recorder part instead.

It is Father's Day here in Oz next week.

mythinformed
08-23-2013, 11:35 PM
As this thread draws near to an end I would just like to thank Doug as a host and all the participants who set a sizeable bar to follow.
I'm quite a lazy learner and getting involved in the Seasons gives me the kick up the backside I really need to progress and actually finish a toon !!

Thanks to the Seasons I've now actually mastered that damn 'E Chord' !!!!!!

This 'L' Uker thanks you ALL !!!!!

wee_ginga_yin
08-23-2013, 11:53 PM
Then - dedicated to my dad David Caldwell who left us in 2007.
An original song written for this season.
Done on descant recorder and baritone ukulele in garage band.
WGY will be pleased as I added an effect called "solo saxophone" to the recorder track.
Dad was a talented musician and he would have loved being able to share his stuff on YouTube.
I didn't take a video while recording so I added some photos.
I'm in there a few times considerably younger.
I counted in in 4 but it is waltz time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQuNl4sd3Ns

Memories are a strange thing, and sad when they fade away.

I used to visit my father in Scotland when I worked in the UK.

My Dad would be standing out at the bus stop and Maija would get out of the car and go over to him.
He would not recognise her, but he would never let on. The alarm bells would be going off in his head.
This person knows me and I should know her.

"Hello Bob nice to see you again"

Thinks: Who the hell is she? Says: And nice to see you again too.

"We've had a long drive up."

Thinks: Where is she from? Says: Was there much traffic?

"Just after Cambridge the M11 was terrible"

Thinks: So she is not from around here. Says: Did you drive all that way by yourself?

"No we split it half and half, Rob drove to Scotch Corner and I drove the rest.

Thinks: So she is with somebody called Rob. Says: How long will you and Rob be here for?

"Oh we thought we could stay the weekend with you, if that is OK?"

Thinks: Stay the weekend with me, they must be friends or relatives. Says: Well the house is in a bit of a mess.

"Well we can have a tidy up, and get the fire going, cook a meal, and you can give us a tune on the fiddle"

Think: She knows alot about my house and my habits. Says: That would be grand

At some point in the conversation it would click in place that Maija was his daughter-in-law
and Rob was his son, but he could not hold that idea for long. When sitting beside the coal
fire he would confuse me with his brother Andrew and start talking to me and calling me Addie.

He would tell the most elaborate stories about his son Robert who was doing well for himself over
in Finlandeven though I was living in ENgland. I half expected some horror story to unfold and I
would learn what my father really thought of me, but it never came. He only had good words to say
about me. To sit and listen to someone talk to you, about yourself, not realising that the person they
are speaking about is sitting right in front of them, is an un-nerving experiance.

What was important though was that the storehouse of memories in my father's heart towards
me were good ones, and he verbalised them to me as though I were a stranger.

pabrizzer
08-24-2013, 12:04 AM
To sit and listen to someone talk to you, about yourself, not realising that the person they are speaking about is sitting right in front of them, is an un-nerving experiance.

Certainly would be Rob. Wonderful that he only had good things to say.
My father's mind was fine right to the end.
My wife's mother completely lost all her memories through dementia. I could not bring myself to continue to visit because the person that I knew was no longer there.

mythinformed
08-24-2013, 12:21 AM
Certainly would be Rob. Wonderful that he only had good things to say.
My father's mind was fine right to the end.

It nice to remember someone with such fondness, I never had the father son connection but memories of coldness and distance with my father.

On a more cheery note does anyone remember the classic Mike and the Mechanics toon 'The Living Years' he wrote about his father?

pabrizzer
08-24-2013, 12:26 AM
It nice to remember someone with such fondness, I never had the father son connection but memories of coldness and distance with my father.

On a more cheery note does anyone remember the classic Mike and the Mechanics toon 'Living Years' he wrote about his father?

That would be the only Mike and the Mechanics song I could remember.

ukuleledaveey
08-24-2013, 12:52 AM
I know it is a bit off the thread topic,but lovely words Brian and Rob, it really is priceless to hear parents express their love or their children no matter how old.I still miss my dad terribly (3 years ago last week) . A tip for the young ones on here, never feel nervous or embarressd to tell your parents you love them, my dad was old school never show your emotions got to be a man, my dad is my hero and I'm so glad I frequently told him I love him and he would say the say.
I wrote some words last night, just have to try to system to music now.
Once again great theme Doug and wonderful songs every one :-)

mikef
08-24-2013, 12:54 AM
Eels are quite possibly my favourite band of all time, in fact it's amazing I've not done an Eels song for the Seasons before. E wrote this song in memory of his Mother who had recently died of cancer. It's a beautiful song & I hope you like my version of it.


http://youtu.be/TodZEiXL5kE

pabrizzer
08-24-2013, 01:26 AM
Eels are quite possibly my favourite band of all time, in fact it's amazing I've not done an Eels song for the Seasons before. E wrote this song in memory of his Mother who had recently died of cancer. It's a beautiful song & I hope you like my version of it.


Vocals are superb on this Mike.
Just beautifully done.
Love it mate!

xommen
08-24-2013, 01:39 AM
Nobody took a stab at this one yet, so I thought I'd try (much harder then I thought by the way): Glory Days by Bruce Sprinsteen

http://youtu.be/tizH-m6seUo

rem50
08-24-2013, 05:57 AM
I could not miss a chance at that uke! It is beautiful Dougf! Here is a song that I try to live by:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x5KZBXbX0Q

laura809
08-24-2013, 06:38 AM
That is a beautiful prize Doug. I know this one has already been done, but here's my version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJaXiJ576x4

Dougf
08-24-2013, 06:41 AM
I very nearly gave up with this song. I decided to use my new iPad app as my song sheet but after spending ages trying to get the right beats per minute to turn the pages over in the right place and actually trying to play along to a stupid metronome noise I was about on the verge of a nervous breakdown. I was also trying to play along with my new Uke with strings still bedding in and going out of tune every few seconds. My smile at the end of this video is COMPLETELY fake. I need to lay down now for a few hours to recover from the trauma of making this. I did love this song but now I'm sick to the back teeth with it. Oh well. Rant over. I find it hard to imagine anyone could possibly enjoy this. I know I didn't. This one will definitely end up in the trash bin. lol
http://youtu.be/OTk_c_2Gl4U

I enjoyed it very much, you're really too hard on yourself, but I sympathize with your pain. Thanks for hanging in there, and please don't throw it in the trash bin.


Howdy all, well here is my official entry and for the first time guest vocals by lovely wife although camera shy :)
Many thanks Doug for a great week and theme.


Anyway hope you all enjoy (i hope !!!!)

http://youtu.be/nTfB9hWb-6c

Another great version of this song, Daveey, love that butterfly strum in the verses, and glad your wife joined in on this one.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3uJuNwF_yg
My 2nd bonus

Great bluesy interpretation of this, thanks, Mike.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltdFIU0fPXw

My third and final for Season 79

Another great bonus, very sweet.


Here's my first entry for this week. I'm currently homeless while our floors are getting finished so this is a raw upload from my flip Camera so the audio is not the best. This is Jack Johnson's tune "Do You Remember" with my quickie arrangement. I was planning on doing this one for my wife for our anniversary and it happened to fit the theme. Colleen, I love you honey! Thanks for putting up with my practice sessions!

http://youtu.be/i9t0eGa3tMQ

Sweet, very nice arrangement and vocals.


Another bonus from me. Sorry about the missing top half of my head. Ah ha, it seems southside Mike has beaten me to it. Oh well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVBpwWFYJjE

Very nice, Dave, love that bouncy touch.


I spent the first part of this week at Whitby Folk Festival. It's one of the UK's major Folk Festivals and Whitby is only about 40 minutes drive away, so I usually contrive to spend two or three days at the Festival. At one session an elderly Australian Gentleman stood up and sang an Eric Bogle song, "No Man's Land" (aka "The Green Fields of France"). As he was singing it, I knew that it was my entry for this week's season.

Eric Bogle was born in Scotland but emigrated to Australia in his mid 20s. He has written many songs about Australian life but he is probably best known for two anti war songs; "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" (recorded by the Pogues, among others) and "No Man's Land".

No Man's Land was written after Eric Bogle and his wife had visited some of the WWI cemeteries of Flanders and Northern France and takes the form of an imaginary address to a dead soldier, reflecting on the impact his early death may have had on those back at home and on the wider effects of the war. It speaks to me as I have visited some of the war cemeteries in Flanders and also WWII ones in Normandy. Visiting these places gives you a real sense of the futility of war and of the waste of life involved.

If you read the Wikipedia entry on the song (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Man%27s_Land_%28Eric_Bogle_song%29), it gives a bit more detail, but the person who wrote it missed the full significance of the chorus which describes the full ritual of a burial with full military honours used by the British Army. An individual private soldier would not have been accorded such a funeral during WWI. There were just too many to bury - and, of course, there were many whose bodies were never found. However elements of the rituals are used in the annual commemoration ceremony on Nov. 11th each year.

http://youtu.be/75cXvhCMVeY

Thanks for the backstory and links on this, Geoff, pretty interesting history. Seems this song is considered part of the family of songs that go back to "The Unfortunate Rake", and includes cousins such as "St James Infirmary". This song does feel much older than something written in 1976.

Very well done, Geoff, you convey that sense of the pointlessness of war quite well.


A quick bonus:
"When I Was a Baby" by the Donner Party, late 80s California indie folk band from San Francisco
http://youtu.be/cd9pjtT8ojA

Figured out chords by ear, and shot it in one take, so it's a bit discombobulated.

So good that I didn't notice the discombobulated part. :)


Then - dedicated to my dad David Caldwell who left us in 2007.
An original song written for this season.
Done on descant recorder and baritone ukulele in garage band.
WGY will be pleased as I added an effect called "solo saxophone" to the recorder track.
Dad was a talented musician and he would have loved being able to share his stuff on YouTube.
I didn't take a video while recording so I added some photos.
I'm in there a few times considerably younger.
I counted in in 4 but it is waltz time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQuNl4sd3Ns

Very nice touch with the recorder, beautiful tribute.


Another old bonus - this one done for Instrumental Week.
The Days of Wine and Roses by Henry Mancini.
http://youtu.be/rcogdnrpqKc

Wow, those are some tricky looking chords, some real finger crunchers. :)


so, here's another 'remember when' song, my take on Bob Hope's signature song, "Thanks for the memory"
one of my personal favorite songs, hope y'all enjoy!
http://youtu.be/D_nVhpfcdRI
thanks doug, great season!
cheers!

Great stuff, Dave, thanks for the bonus.


Eels are quite possibly my favourite band of all time, in fact it's amazing I've not done an Eels song for the Seasons before. E wrote this song in memory of his Mother who had recently died of cancer. It's a beautiful song & I hope you like my version of it.

http://youtu.be/TodZEiXL5kE

Outstanding vocals on this, and the fingerpicking is spot on.


Nobody took a stab at this one yet, so I thought I'd try (much harder then I thought by the way): Glory Days by Bruce Sprinsteen
http://youtu.be/tizH-m6seUo

Another great bonus, Wim, classic Bruce. I was also a little surprised nobody else had done this yet.


I could not miss a chance at that uke! It is beautiful Dougf! Here is a song that I try to live by:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x5KZBXbX0Q

Great song for the theme, very well done, thanks.

Dougf
08-24-2013, 06:46 AM
That is a beautiful prize Doug. I know this one has already been done, but here's my version.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJaXiJ576x4

Lovely, nice touch with the fingerpicking interludes and humming.

ukuleledaddy
08-24-2013, 07:30 AM
Sean, yours is a story that leaves a mist in the sky that keeps the sun from shining fully. I'm sorry you lost your friend in such a way, but it's great that you can bring him back anytime by playing these two songs. You can still communicate with him...that's powerful.

Thanks Ginny. Music is powerful and it was nice, however difficult, to visit this song again and sing it for him.

~dave~~wave~
08-24-2013, 07:42 AM
Another great week, Doug.
This song came to mind, I enjoyed working it up on uke.

Something There Is About You by Bob Dylan from Planet Waves, recorded with The Band in 1974.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pj9n0GLAmQ

watchyourtoes
08-24-2013, 10:17 AM
http://youtu.be/36shyU7zPNw

Had a little extra time before work, so I whipped up another quick bonus. I've had a blast this week. I think this is my 5th video for the 79th season, definitely the most I've done for any season- sort of making up for being away for a couple months. Thanks for a great week Dougf!
It's been a while since I've done a Wilco tune for The Seasons. So, here is me butchering one of my favs, "Don't Forget the Flowers."

watchyourtoes
08-24-2013, 10:20 AM
Nobody took a stab at this one yet, so I thought I'd try (much harder then I thought by the way): Glory Days by Bruce Sprinsteen

http://youtu.be/tizH-m6seUo


Great job, xommen! You pulled off a tricky one to play and sing and made it seem easy.

watchyourtoes
08-24-2013, 10:24 AM
Eels are quite possibly my favourite band of all time, in fact it's amazing I've not done an Eels song for the Seasons before. E wrote this song in memory of his Mother who had recently died of cancer. It's a beautiful song & I hope you like my version of it.


http://youtu.be/TodZEiXL5kE

I love this, mikef. Eels are one of my all-time favs too and their songs work really well for uke covers. This is a beautiful version of a beautiful song! Thanks for posting it, you just made my day.

watchyourtoes
08-24-2013, 10:40 AM
mikef, your brilliant rendition of "Selective Memory" inspired me to bring back an Eels cover I did for the 26th Season. You must remember that (harharhar. Sorry for the awful pun. Tip your waitress, I'll be here all night...)
This throwback is Eels' "Last Stop, This Town" which is a song E wrote in memory of his sister, who committed suicide. The real difference here is that mikef is a talented uker and singer and I've had to learn to accept that I've set my bar at "garbage" and learn to be able to either laugh at myself or never bother singing again. mikef, I envy your great singing voice and I have a deep, genuine respect for you as an Eels fan too. To show my respect, I'm posting my Eels cover here to make yours sound even better than it already does, hahaha. Cheers!



http://youtu.be/x2DcZsq7xgg

bonesigh
08-24-2013, 11:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbcFaTgbcwE&feature=youtu.beI don't think anyone has done this tune yet, unless I missed it. Anyway, here is my entry for this week. I had to pull out a puppet for the awesome prize being given this week. Thanks Doug...

I've also got a song in the works, an original, that I hope to finish and post as a bonus (; A cha, cha, cha (:

ukuleledaddy
08-24-2013, 11:24 AM
Eels are quite possibly my favourite band of all time, in fact it's amazing I've not done an Eels song for the Seasons before. E wrote this song in memory of his Mother who had recently died of cancer. It's a beautiful song & I hope you like my version of it.


http://youtu.be/TodZEiXL5kE
Mike, this is superb. Loved it. I did an Eels song too, way back in season 5, Grace Kelly Blues.

ukuleledaveey
08-24-2013, 12:51 PM
Mike, this is superb. Loved it. I did an Eels song too, way back in season 5, Grace Kelly Blues.
Eels are one of my all time faces to, I love them desperately want to be able to play "things that grandchildren should know" great version mike

ukuloonie
08-24-2013, 02:46 PM
here is my entry.
Sweet Memory by Melody Gardot
at least I did it this week

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e289144s8ag&feature=youtu.be

caukulele
08-24-2013, 03:44 PM
What a wonderful season, with so many lovely songs... This week it was very hard to narrow down to just one song (with my schedule, I only have time for one...) so.... I finally choose a wonderful, poetic song I have always loved by Carly Simon called 'Grownup'. It was a great opportunity to finally try and learn it...

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

pabrizzer
08-24-2013, 05:13 PM
here is my entry.
Sweet Memory by Melody Gardot
It's fine I know it's garbage but at least I did it this week

Not garbage at all a beaut little song done well.
Nice - and short which is my kind of song.
Surely that can't be ice on that pond.

ukuloonie
08-24-2013, 05:47 PM
not yet it's the green weeds, it's about 27 deg Celsius
Slushie/slurpie weather.
Sorry just being a little grumpy today.

mm stan
08-24-2013, 06:16 PM
What a wonderful season, with so many lovely songs... This week it was very hard to narrow down to just one song (with my schedule, I only have time for one...) so.... I finally choose a wonderful, poetic song I have always loved by Carly Simon called 'Grownup'. It was a great opportunity to finally try and learn it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBGGEeEBXmw&feature=youtu.be
Very nice job Denise...brings back ice memories of way back then...you did a wonderful job singing and playing...loved it girl....woo hooo :)

decaturcomp
08-24-2013, 06:16 PM
I've had a tough week but couldn't help jumping in quickly here. Such a great theme!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EJOZDCuegM&feature=youtu.be

mikef
08-25-2013, 02:18 AM
Thank you for all your kind comments this week :)
I thought I would unearth a few Eels fans... such a wonderful band. I'm off to unearth ukuleledaddy's Grace Kelly Blues (http://youtu.be/ibrOnAQAzIY) from Season 5!

A brilliant week everyone :)

barefootgypsy
08-25-2013, 04:29 AM
Yet another week that has been just too full and busy for me to even look in - but I thought it was a great theme, and I will watch whatever videos I can!

Dougf
08-25-2013, 06:57 AM
Another great week, Doug.
This song came to mind, I enjoyed working it up on uke.

Something There Is About You by Bob Dylan from Planet Waves, recorded with The Band in 1974.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pj9n0GLAmQ

That stuff Bob did with the The Band was some of his best. You really got into this one, Dave, I can't help but think that porch swing has something to do with it. Porch swings are made for memories.


http://youtu.be/36shyU7zPNw

Had a little extra time before work, so I whipped up another quick bonus. I've had a blast this week. I think this is my 5th video for the 79th season, definitely the most I've done for any season- sort of making up for being away for a couple months. Thanks for a great week Dougf!
It's been a while since I've done a Wilco tune for The Seasons. So, here is me butchering one of my favs, "Don't Forget the Flowers."

Not butchering at all, a great song for that banjo uke, and another great bonus, thanks for really stepping up this season.


mikef, your brilliant rendition of "Selective Memory" inspired me to bring back an Eels cover I did for the 26th Season. You must remember that (harharhar. Sorry for the awful pun. Tip your waitress, I'll be here all night...)
This throwback is Eels' "Last Stop, This Town" which is a song E wrote in memory of his sister, who committed suicide. The real difference here is that mikef is a talented uker and singer and I've had to learn to accept that I've set my bar at "garbage" and learn to be able to either laugh at myself or never bother singing again. mikef, I envy your great singing voice and I have a deep, genuine respect for you as an Eels fan too. To show my respect, I'm posting my Eels cover here to make yours sound even better than it already does, hahaha. Cheers!

http://youtu.be/x2DcZsq7xgg

Season 26, just about a year ago, so much has happened since then. Thanks for sharing.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbcFaTgbcwEI don't think anyone has done this tune yet, unless I missed it. Anyway, here is my entry for this week. I had to pull out a puppet for the awesome prize being given this week. Thanks Doug...

I've also got a song in the works, an original, that I hope to finish and post as a bonus (; A cha, cha, cha (:

Great entry, Janet, I was also surprised that nobody else had done this, since I stole its first line as my season title, although the Ukelites shared an old one of theirs, and weegingayin did it as a new bonus.


here is my entry.
Sweet Memory by Melody Gardot
at least I did it this week
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e289144s8ag

That's a real sweet song, very nicely done.


What a wonderful season, with so many lovely songs... This week it was very hard to narrow down to just one song (with my schedule, I only have time for one...) so.... I finally choose a wonderful, poetic song I have always loved by Carly Simon called 'Grownup'. It was a great opportunity to finally try and learn it...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBGGEeEBXmw

Lovely finger style, and very nicely done on the vocals.


I've had a tough week but couldn't help jumping in quickly here. Such a great theme!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EJOZDCuegM

Sorry to hear it's been a tough week, Alan, I'm so glad you've been able to really step up and contribute, thanks.

Dougf
08-25-2013, 07:00 AM
Everyone please double check the playlists to make sure your entry is in the right place. Thanks.

UncleMoon
08-25-2013, 07:06 AM
Here we go - A tune by my favorite band Little Feat. I think someone once called them "The best unknown band in the world". With far less talent and polish than the original, I present to you Dixie Chicken.


http://youtu.be/1fsmHqOJfHc

glass
08-25-2013, 07:21 AM
had a little injury at Fed Ex hopefully will be able to get one in today, still sore....

decaturcomp
08-25-2013, 08:27 AM
These may not be my memories but Janis Ian has really examined hers.
My favorite memories of her are:
Leonard Bernstein had her on his "Young Peoples' Concerts" television program when she released her first record, "Society's Child" and she was great.
Her Martin guitar "Eddie" was stolen once. She put a plea for help finding it out there (on an album sleeve I think) and a fan found the instrument and returned it to her.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqAbami4sag

ukuLily Mars
08-25-2013, 08:49 AM
Wow, what a terrific Season, Doug! Some really wonderful entries. I'm not sure which is more exciting, the rich theme or the awesome prize.

Here's my entry: "Walk Away, Renée," by Michael Brown, Tony Sansone and Bob Calilli. Originally recorded by The Left Banke and subsequently covered by practically everyone. I hope you enjoy my version!


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

glass
08-25-2013, 10:17 AM
Here is my entry!!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r05_b7LfQqo

glass
08-25-2013, 10:28 AM
Here is a bonus for such a great prize!!!


http://youtu.be/bMXWHaGNdmU