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austin1
10-05-2013, 11:39 PM
Hello all!


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

So this week is called Third Time's a Charm because you have not one, not two, but THREE different themes that you can enter a video in! Because I'm indecisive like that.

Theme 1: Disney!
Any and all songs from your favorite animated Disney film. I repeat: Disney. Not Pixar, not WB. Also please no songs from Disney rides (e.g., It's A Small World, Kill Me Now) or live-action films (e.g., Pirates of the Caribbean, J. Depp's Cheekbones Freak Me Out).

Theme 2: Queen!
Pretty self-explanatory. Any and all songs by Queen, the band! Freddie Mercury is pretty much my hero.

Theme 3: Classical/Opera!
Any song that can be found in either classical voice or operatic repertoire. Classical crossover we'll throw in there to make life a little easier. Keep in mind you do not need to actually sing the song classically--I mean, if you can, do it, but you can put your own spin on it as long as it can be found in the repertoire. Message me if you're not sure about a song. If there's nothing in classical voice repertoire that floats your boat, classical instrumentals are okay too.

Other Rules:

--One video per person per theme, meaning each person has a max of three videos (1 per theme) that they can officially enter.
--Please no bonus entries and no non-entries because three themes is a lot. Also, if you have enough time in your week to come up with more than three videos, I am jealous of your life.
--Multi-tracking is a go!
--Goes without saying, but all videos must be new.
--Contest ends Sunday night Hawaiian time, which is Monday sometime in Germany. Official deadline in my world is Monday Sometime.
--Song repeats are a-okay!

Prizes! Are three keychains I picked up in Mexico, one for each category. I'll draw the winners' names out of a hat for who gets first pick.

I'll also be doing a "Best in Show" prize, to be awarded to whoever made your favorite video. Voting open to participants only. My video sort of made it sound like there are two extra prizes, but there aren't. Just this one. Best in show gets a virtual high five and a certificate.

Judges are myself, probably my boyfriend, maybe my sister, and any other friends in my life I have to show your videos to to make a decision. Winning criteria are creativity, originality, and general awesomeness, so basically, blow my mind and have fun doing it!

Playlists!
Theme 1, Disney (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-PdguYv0KER60b_8rG1ORCP0N9rOL3OT)
Theme 2, Queen (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-PdguYv0KESLCx2RwFdHVMxdi4khgvP0)
Theme 3, Classical/Opera (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-PdguYv0KETqWFTBIwdLMe0CwI1kh2yk)

If you have questions and comments, you can PM me here (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/private.php?do=newpm&u=11402)

Complaints and dissatisfaction may be reported here (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/private.php?do=newpm&u=36946)

Oh! I won't really be responding to the videos as they come in because I like doing something big at the end. Happy uking!

wallyboy
10-05-2013, 11:45 PM
great theme austin

ukuleledaveey
10-06-2013, 12:27 AM
Wow :-) great to see you back Tina :-) you should of dropped me a line when you were stuck at Heathrow I could of come over with my uke to pass the time. You know what would be really impressive if someone could combine all three themes into one :-)
Great to have you back tina all the best from me.

pabrizzer
10-06-2013, 02:20 AM
Classical is a pretty wide term musically but as the melody is to the tune of the French song "Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman", which was published in 1761 and later arranged by Mozart for a famous set of variations I will argue that it fits the bill for my classical entry.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svXGCN2nmm8

xommen
10-06-2013, 03:18 AM
Ok this is the only Disney Song I could even think of and I guess it fits the bill, this was a harder song then I thought and I guess it got the xommen makeover (whatever that may be). This is You'll be in my heart by Phill Collins, now on to stretching my vocal chords even more for some Queen ;).

http://youtu.be/Ss63y5b9u6I

pabrizzer
10-06-2013, 03:29 AM
OK got the Season number wrong (senior moment)
My Disney entry - Can You Feel the Love Tonight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTjx3Zw_v4k

xommen
10-06-2013, 03:50 AM
And here is a Queen song, I am not a 100% happy with the vocals but then again I am no Freddy Mercury and no David Bowie either ;-).
Here is under pressure:

http://youtu.be/jn8CcpTTe5E

UkeyDave
10-06-2013, 03:54 AM
Well my excuse is I had FUN making it. Out takes and general messing about included at the end. :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTfgt9FDNNk

austin1
10-06-2013, 04:15 AM
And they're off! This is so exciting!

I'm not neglecting you if I don't comment on your video, I'm just saving my comments to do them all in a video at the end. Yay!

Tootler
10-06-2013, 04:16 AM
If anyone's got ambitions to do Bohemian Rhapsody, just take a look at this first.


http://youtu.be/mbatbaxVYVM

mythinformed
10-06-2013, 05:07 AM
Hmmmm......a season with multiple choices ....me likes !!

I reckon theres gonna be a few versions of a certain song sung by Mr.Louis Prima and some serious monkeying around !! Lol

xommen
10-06-2013, 05:21 AM
The only classical piece I know mostly because of somebodies Pachelbel rant video ;).
Pachelbel Canon in D, I multitracked some bass and an extra uke.

http://youtu.be/wAv8GiKS0I8

strumsilly
10-06-2013, 05:21 AM
great theme Tina. Finally made it to our new home in the great northwest after missing a week or 2. One song immediately came to mind, a song My father,brothers,and I sang on our long summer car trips when I was a wee lad. I know that;s corny, but we had fun and it passed the miles. {my mother got a break from her 5, six if you count my dad , boys.] This song is from one of those Disney movies that combine animation and real people. does that count?

austin1
10-06-2013, 05:32 AM
great theme Tina. Finally made it to our new home in the great northwest after missing a week or 2. One song immediately came to mind, a song My father,brothers,and I sang on our long summer car trips when I was a wee lad. I know that;s corny, but we had fun and it passed the miles. {my mother got a break from her 5, six if you count my dad , boys.] This song is from one of those Disney movies that combine animation and real people. does that count?

Executive decision: yes, yes it does.

ukuleledaddy
10-06-2013, 05:35 AM
Great theme(s) Tina! Can there be one last rule: Chrimess must enter a Disney song!?

ukuLily Mars
10-06-2013, 05:39 AM
I'm totally going to do It's a Small World. I want Tina to come to my house.

GinnyT11
10-06-2013, 05:49 AM
I'm totally going to do It's a Small World. I want Tina to come to my house.

It's a world of laughter, a world of fun...and a world with Tina breaking bad on you!
Watch it, Lily, Switzerland is supposed to be a non-fighting country.

frisbee fred
10-06-2013, 06:00 AM
I'm totally going to do It's a Small World. I want Tina to come to my house.
Working on my version now for the same reason. "There is just one moon and one golden sun....."

UkeyDave
10-06-2013, 06:15 AM
Hmmmm......a season with multiple choices ....me likes !!

I reckon theres gonna be a few versions of a certain song sung by Mr.Louis Prima and some serious monkeying around !! Lol
No Monkeys in mine. Only CATS. ;-)

ukuLily Mars
10-06-2013, 06:15 AM
It's a world of laughter, a world of fun...and a world with Tina breaking bad on you!
Watch it, Lily, Switzerland is supposed to be a non-fighting country.
I ain't afraid of Tina. Now, that eugene ukulele is another story. ;)

ukuLily Mars
10-06-2013, 06:16 AM
No Monkeys in mine. Only CATS. ;-)
I'm sensing a sing-along coming...

UkeyDave
10-06-2013, 06:31 AM
Here is my Disney entry. With brand spanking new Disney Land T-Shirt given to me by my daughter who returned from her Orlando holiday only last week.
Lily - of course you can sing along "if you pleeeeeeeese" (watch the video to see what I did there) ;-)


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

frisbee fred
10-06-2013, 06:34 AM
Here is my Disney entry. With brand spanking new Disney Land T-Shirt given to me by my daughter who returned from her Orlando holiday only last week.
Lily - of course you can sing along "if you pleeeeeeeese" (watch the video to see what I did there) ;-)

Great job Dave and Dave! That was a lot of work to get in so fast.

austin1
10-06-2013, 06:45 AM
I may not have properly thought out the consequences for those singing It's A Small World...:D

elmann
10-06-2013, 07:11 AM
And here is the winner of the classical part :cool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrmb9iifnwg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrmb9iifnwg

TCK
10-06-2013, 09:34 AM
Wow...we are all over the place on this one- ought to be fun!
I cannot claim to have ever heard this done by Queen (until today), but for some reason I remembered it was a Queen cover (after hitting my head against the wall repeatedly). I learned it from a streetpunk band called The Swinging Utters in the early nineties when celt-punk (WTH?) was the thing. This was their big finish often, because lord knows punk-rockers are always down for a beer fueled sing-a-long.
39.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yitBZtKb_w&feature=youtu.be

ukuleledaveey
10-06-2013, 11:00 AM
Howdy fellow Seasonista's great and varied theme Tina :)
Well here is my Disney entry , im wondering whether Christian will enter this part as we all know how he feels about Disney :)


http://youtu.be/9qaBF5pHGC4

foxisaac
10-06-2013, 11:52 AM
Wowee, I love all of these themes, I hope to churn out some videos after my finals *wish me luck*

ukuLily Mars
10-06-2013, 12:04 PM
I may not have properly thought out the consequences for those singing It's A Small World...:D
Tough break, kid. See you soon... :uhoh:

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-06-2013, 02:46 PM
And here is the winner of the classical part :cool:
omG :eek: what a voice!



Pachelbel Canon in D
:bowdown:

frisbee fred
10-06-2013, 03:35 PM
Tina - Does Gilbert and Sullivan count in the opera category or do I have to stick with things like the Der Ring des Nibelungen and Aida?

myrnaukelele
10-06-2013, 03:54 PM
Tina - Does Gilbert and Sullivan count in the opera category or do I have to stick with things like the Der Ring des Nibelungen and Aida?

Or modern (20th Century[21st century?]) opera? That's OK, yes?

Raygf
10-06-2013, 04:45 PM
Here's my Queen entry, Crazy Little Thing Called Love.


http://youtu.be/FYh4zx9b7FM

myrnaukelele
10-06-2013, 07:18 PM
Here's my Queen entry, Crazy Little Thing Called Love.


Ray - This is just great! Loved the playing and the vocals both.
I printed this song out this afternoon and started learning it- hope you don't mind if I also post it later in the week...:cool:

pabrizzer
10-06-2013, 08:28 PM
Snap Myrna and Ray.
I too have also been preparing this one. I am sure they will be different enough to entertain the seasonistas.
Ray yours was just brill!
Was also looking at Fat Bottomed Girls :o but didn't like the sentiment much.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfQid6ISTwk

KoaDependent
10-06-2013, 09:23 PM
Was also looking at Fat Bottomed Girls :o but didn't like the sentiment much.


Hoping someone with a Fluke breaks out a version of "Flat Bottomed Ukes". Also hoping I'm not stepping on anyone's punch line if they were already going to do that.

austin1
10-06-2013, 11:43 PM
Tina - Does Gilbert and Sullivan count in the opera category or do I have to stick with things like the Der Ring des Nibelungen and Aida?

Gilbert and Sullivan is a go!


Or modern (20th Century[21st century?]) opera? That's OK, yes?

As is modern opera!

Raygf
10-07-2013, 01:12 AM
Ray - This is just great! Loved the playing and the vocals both.

Thank you.


I printed this song out this afternoon and started learning it- hope you don't mind if I also post it later in the week...:cool:

I don't have a problem with anyone else doing this tune and the host hasn't stipulated no repeats. Have at it Myrna. The more the merrier!

Joko
10-07-2013, 02:40 AM
I'm on vacation this week in Kanchanaburi, a beautiful hill town in the west of Thailand, near the border with Burma. My plan was to go hiking up in the jungle today, but it rained all night and morning, so I was concerned the trails would be nothing but mud. The rain stopped long enough for to me to record this cheesy effort. Sorry about the wind noise.


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

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
10-07-2013, 02:44 AM
Hi, first time here. I've only been playing ukelele for about 2 weeks, but have found a Disney song with not too many chords :^)

Hope Mary Poppins is OK.
Do I just post it here, or do I need to do something else?
Let me know if I have done it all wrong :^(

Comments {bearing in mind I am a novice} are appreciated.

http://youtu.be/w4UBD6ZEKjU


http://youtu.be/w4UBD6ZEKjU

Joko
10-07-2013, 04:09 AM
Lumpy, I like you already.

UkeyDave
10-07-2013, 05:17 AM
I'm on vacation this week in Kanchanaburi, a beautiful hill town in the west of Thailand, near the border with Burma. My plan was to go hiking up in the jungle today, but it rained all night and morning, so I was concerned the trails would be nothing but mud. The rain stopped long enough for to me to record this cheesy effort. Sorry about the wind noise.


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

Oh my God Joko. I nearly fell off my chair when you mentioned Chungkai War Cemetery. My grandfather's brother is buried there (my great uncle). He was captured during WWII in 1942 when Singapore fell to the Japanese and died as a POW from Beri Beri. Here is a picture of him in his Army uniform and his grave in Chungkai Commonwealth War Cemetery. Wow, I never thought I'd see the day when I'd see someone at that very cemetery.
5957159572
Wow, what a small world it truly is.

austin1
10-07-2013, 05:58 AM
Hi, first time here. I've only been playing ukelele for about 2 weeks, but have found a Disney song with not too many chords :^)

Hope Mary Poppins is OK.
Do I just post it here, or do I need to do something else?
Let me know if I have done it all wrong :^(

Comments {bearing in mind I am a novice} are appreciated.

http://youtu.be/w4UBD6ZEKjU


http://youtu.be/w4UBD6ZEKjU

Welcome!

Also, you have most definitely been playing longer than two weeks, and I will swear to that in court :D

austin1
10-07-2013, 05:58 AM
Thank you.



I don't have a problem with anyone else doing this tune and the host hasn't stipulated no repeats. Have at it Myrna. The more the merrier!

Host has in fact stipulated repeats are a-okay!

Joko
10-07-2013, 06:54 AM
Oh my God Joko. I nearly fell off my chair when you mentioned Chungkai War Cemetery. My grandfather's brother is buried there (my great uncle). He was captured during WWII in 1942 when Singapore fell to the Japanese and died as a POW from Beri Beri. Here is a picture of him in his Army uniform and his grave in Chungkai Commonwealth War Cemetery. Wow, I never thought I'd see the day when I'd see someone at that very cemetery.
5957159572
Wow, what a small world it truly is.

If you never get a chance to come here, I will tell you, your great uncle is buried in a very beautiful place.

Dougf
10-07-2013, 07:10 AM
My favorite Disney song.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S2wfD0Dnow

Thanks for hosting, Tina. I'm hoping to also do a classical crossover number. :)

UkeyDave
10-07-2013, 07:34 AM
If you never get a chance to come here, I will tell you, your great uncle is buried in a very beautiful place.
That is wonderful to know. Thank you Joko.

frisbee fred
10-07-2013, 07:39 AM
This season might as well be titled "Let's make sure Fred can't record two out of the three songs". Seriously, Tina. Freddie Mercury? Classical/Opera? Pretty hard stuff to do! (unless you are Raygf) Well, I'm on to you. When googling all the songs Queen has done I saw that they did this in their live concerts. So, even though I am clearly not complying with the spirit of this Season I am technically following the rules - and will testify to that in front of an Arbitrator if necessary.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVufzXuCt1g

austin1
10-07-2013, 07:57 AM
This season might as well be titled "Let's make sure Fred can't record two out of the three songs". Seriously, Tina. Freddie Mercury? Classical/Opera? Pretty hard stuff to do! (unless you are Raygf) Well, I'm on to you. When googling all the songs Queen has done I saw that they did this in their live concerts. So, even though I am clearly not complying with the spirit of this Season I am technically following the rules - and will testify to that in front of an Arbitrator if necessary.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVufzXuCt1g

I would actually count this as either Queen or classical. I've got it under the Queen playlist right now but if you find another song Queen and want to bump this to classical, let me know :)

Edit: this video moved to the classical playlist. Fred's got another Queen song up his sleeve!

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
10-07-2013, 09:15 AM
Definitely bought my first uke on 18/9/13 and before that I had never played a stringed instrument, I spent 20 = years playing tpombone in a big band and 5 or 6 playing harmonica.

bonesigh
10-07-2013, 09:45 AM
Isn't the uke just wonderful (:

Definitely bought my first uke on 18/9/13 and before that I had never played a stringed instrument, I spent 20 = years playing tpombone in a big band and 5 or 6 playing harmonica.

lelouden
10-07-2013, 11:09 AM
Loved every bit of that! Love it when we can get a giggle out of ourselves!

~dave~~wave~
10-07-2013, 12:57 PM
I don't know much about classical music, but I know what I like.
Back in the early 80s I was floored by the music of Phillip Glass.
I was fortunate to see him perform several times.

I have no classical uke repertoire, but I spent a pleasant Sunday finding a guitar tab of this piano piece and manually transcribing it into my Guitar Pro software.

The original was played by Glass on the piano, eighth note triplets with the right hand, against eighth note duplets with the left.
Recorded in GarageBand using a baritone for the duplets and a linear long neck soprano for the triplets.

Thanks for the challenge, Tina, it inspired me to another step forward in my ukulele odyssey.






http://youtu.be/HBzJwpUn6t4

Jazzbanjorex
10-07-2013, 02:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLTo-6P4b4s&feature=youtu.be

watchyourtoes
10-07-2013, 03:47 PM
http://youtu.be/XAcKCMDETJ0



"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" on Ubass. Playing and singing along to uke, drums, fake handclaps (which are actually less lame than just me clapping alone, haha) and background vocal tracks that I made earlier. Proved trickier than I anticipated because I'm definitely not a drummer. Only the Ubass and singing are played live on the video.

Another great theme austin1!!! Queen and Disney more than make up for the opera. Nothing against opera as an art and I have complete respect for all artists, especially musicians. I just don't like being reminded what an awful singer I am, haha. It blows my mind that human beings are capable of producing those sounds, those volumes. I strain my vocal chords just from listening to it.

Jazzbanjorex
10-07-2013, 04:30 PM
I need assistance. Which Queen song should I submit?
I cant insert two videos to here are the links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1IwHOBTJis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW_3Kxy1G8I&feature=youtu.be

Seasonistas, which one would Tina like best? Help me, please.

mythinformed
10-07-2013, 05:45 PM
I need assistance. Which Queen song should I submit?
I cant insert two videos to here are the links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1IwHOBTJis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW_3Kxy1G8I&feature=youtu.be

Seasonistas, which one would Tina like best? Help me, please.

Keep both but make a classical arrangement of one (two birds, one stone) Lol
They are both excellent, I wouldn't like to make a call between them Rex

Jazzbanjorex
10-07-2013, 06:03 PM
Keep both but make a classical arrangement of one (two birds, one stone) Lol
They are both excellent, I wouldn't like to make a call between them Rex
Why thank you. Both? Can I do that? But then I'd be done for the week...

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-07-2013, 08:46 PM
Seasonistas, which one would Tina like best? Help me, please.
i can't say which one our lovely and wonderful judge would like best - but my favourite is definitely the second one, "love of my life" - i think the reason is probably that i really really just love that song - you've done both songs wonderful justice


loving everyone's vids


okay here's mine. i'm hoping our very special and fabulous judge (did i mention at all how generous spirited she is? :uhoh:) will accept this for classical or classical crossover or classical SOMETHING, because the melody is such a direct reworking of a classical piece

it's a very rough version of "and this is my beloved" from the musical kismet...


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

if it doesn't qualify then that's ok

it's cool

i won't cry or anything

* much

CharlotteC
10-07-2013, 09:56 PM
Here is my Queen entry. We Will Rock You or at least part of it.
Pa and I played ukulele and Pa recorded it in garageband and then he made it sound like electric guitars by using some effects.
For the percussion we just banged on the table.
Pa recorded me singing twice.
That is Pa's silly hand at the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQJ8XmgmAmk

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-07-2013, 10:00 PM
charlotte that was great! thanks for giving us a really good explanation about how you put that vid together. and those sunglasses are VERY rock and roll! :cool::shaka:

austin1
10-08-2013, 03:17 AM
i can't say which one our lovely and wonderful judge would like best - but my favourite is definitely the second one, "love of my life" - i think the reason is probably that i really really just love that song - you've done both songs wonderful justice


loving everyone's vids


okay here's mine. i'm hoping our very special and fabulous judge (did i mention at all how generous spirited she is? :uhoh:) will accept this for classical or classical crossover or classical SOMETHING, because the melody is such a direct reworking of a classical piece

it's a very rough version of "and this is my beloved" from the musical kismet...


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

if it doesn't qualify then that's ok

it's cool

i won't cry or anything

* much

Your judge is a benevolent judge and she says it's been added to the playlist :D

austin1
10-08-2013, 03:19 AM
playlists have been updated! Keep them coming guys, these are all AWESOME!

Jazzbanjorex
10-08-2013, 04:36 AM
It was an overwhelming consensus to submit Love Of My Live.
Thank you everyone.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW_3Kxy1G8I

frisbee fred
10-08-2013, 05:13 AM
I don't know much about classical music, but I know what I like.
Back in the early 80s I was floored by the music of Phillip Glass.
I was fortunate to see him perform several times.

I have no classical uke repertoire, but I spent a pleasant Sunday finding a guitar tab of this piano piece and manually transcribing it into my Guitar Pro software.

The original was played by Glass on the piano, eighth note triplets with the right hand, against eighth note duplets with the left.
Recorded in GarageBand using a baritone for the duplets and a linear long neck soprano for the triplets.

Thanks for the challenge, Tina, it inspired me to another step forward in my ukulele odyssey.


Love the Otter Creek Brewing shirt! It's a Vermont Brewery that makes excellent beer. Interesting that I saw this today as I am a home brewer and making a batch of coffee stout at this very moment. Great job on the song, sir.

xommen
10-08-2013, 05:21 AM
Love the Otter Creek Brewing shirt! It's a Vermont Brewery that makes excellent beer. Interesting that I saw this today as I am a home brewer and making a batch of coffee stout at this very moment. Great job on the song, sir.

What is a coffee stout, that sound like a combination of two good things, coffee and beer, is that what it is?
In that case do you ship to Europe ;).

frisbee fred
10-08-2013, 06:27 AM
What is a coffee stout, that sound like a combination of two good things, coffee and beer, is that what it is?
In that case do you ship to Europe ;).

Guinness is an Irish stout. I have a recipe to make a stout at home that is similar to a Guinness (though better, imho). I use this as the basic recipe to make different kinds of stout. In this case, I had a half pot of coffee left over from this morning and threw that into the brew right at the end. It gives the beer a hint of coffee flavor that is excellent. I do not ship (don't think I'm allowed to). However, I give free home brew to any Seasonista who visits :-)

RichM
10-08-2013, 06:31 AM
oooh, I want so badly to participate in this week's Season, but I'm still wearing an ugly metal brace on my right arm... if there's a way, I will find it!

frisbee fred
10-08-2013, 06:32 AM
oooh, I want so badly to participate in this week's Season, but I'm still wearing an ugly metal brace on my right arm... if there's a way, I will find it!
Just take the brace off.

xommen
10-08-2013, 07:46 AM
Guinness is an Irish stout. I have a recipe to make a stout at home that is similar to a Guinness (though better, imho). I use this as the basic recipe to make different kinds of stout. In this case, I had a half pot of coffee left over from this morning and threw that into the brew right at the end. It gives the beer a hint of coffee flavor that is excellent. I do not ship (don't think I'm allowed to). However, I give free home brew to any Seasonista who visits :-)

I love Guinness, so would really love to try you home-brew but you live a bit far away ;).

myrnaukelele
10-08-2013, 08:29 AM
Here is my Queen entry. We Will Rock You or at least part of it.
Pa and I played ukulele and Pa recorded it in garageband and then he made it sound like electric guitars by using some effects.
For the percussion we just banged on the table.
Pa recorded me singing twice.
That is Pa's silly hand at the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQJ8XmgmAmk
You rocked it Charlotte! :cool:

bonesigh
10-08-2013, 09:02 AM
Wow, my singing is atrocious in this one but....here it is anyway. You could always press "mute" and enjoy the view (: Queen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWKabTY1R60&feature=c4-overview&list=UUtvw_jkcOb--odK8_2JYyvw

bonesigh
10-08-2013, 09:10 AM
Come on.....just use your toes!!

oooh, I want so badly to participate in this week's Season, but I'm still wearing an ugly metal brace on my right arm... if there's a way, I will find it!

Barbablanca
10-08-2013, 10:40 AM
Wasn't sure I was going to participate this week. As you know, I tend to only submit my own songs, so when the theme is specific to a certain band then I tend to feel that it's time for me to take a holiday.

However, as Opera was on the menu, I began to think that the only Opera I had ever seen live was Rigoletto (directed by Jonathan Miller) - I had a girlfriend in the Chorus who got me complimentary tickets. They cost about $50 (in 1985) so I expected great seats! It turned out my tickets were for the right to stand at the back up in the Gods!!!! Luckily, there were seats free in front of me and the usher let me sit, once the opera started.

Anyway, inspired by Tina saying she was a soprano and my Rigoletto experience, I woke up yesterday morning with the first two lines of this song in my mind. I knew I wanted to know who these lovers were, if they ever got it together and what happened to them.

The story boiled up in my mind during the day and I wrote it all down last night and found time to record it after work today! So here, for your delectation, is "The Opera Lovers" .

I hope this makes the cut, Tina :cool:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpOqUcs-LyY&feature=youtube_gdata

Lyrics on Youtube description, as usual.

barefootgypsy
10-08-2013, 11:14 AM
http://youtu.be/hoDNJ_TRGUc

What a great week, Tina! Lots of choice! Here's my contribution to the classical section! I can't pretend I learned it specially, I didn't... and I still muffed a couple of chords, ha-ha! Finlandia by Sibelius.... unusually played on a Mahalo soprano tuned up to D......

Stephen Reed
10-08-2013, 11:18 AM
I always love that piece. Beautiful!!

barefootgypsy
10-08-2013, 11:21 AM
I always love that piece. Beautiful!!If that's meant for me, Stephen, thank you very much! If not..... sorry! :D

Stephen Reed
10-08-2013, 11:21 AM
Bravissimo, Bernie!!

barefootgypsy
10-08-2013, 11:31 AM
Bravissimo, Bernie!!And I'll second that! Loved it!

lelouden
10-08-2013, 11:46 AM
Heres a Classical we all know. Maybe the words are different in every home but we all know it. I bought my first uke about a year ago. They are like potato chips...you cant have just one:) Im new to this whole playing, singing, & taping thing but I did post at the last half of the day of the last day of season 85. So here you have it, my second go. Brahms Lullaby. Forgive me for my french. I don't know the language so for all I know Im really singing Home on the Range:) and trying to find the privacy with a 2 year old grandchild (one of ten) in the house is nearly impossible!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuHOGVJY5-g&feature=youtu.be

lelouden
10-08-2013, 11:55 AM
"The Opera Lovers"This is so great Berni. Made me laugh, made me cry! haha

lelouden
10-08-2013, 12:00 PM
That is Pa's silly hand at the end.Glad you told us that. I thought he was waving at us just to get in on you action! haha:) Keep it up Charlotte. Wish I had started as young as you are!

we tigers
10-08-2013, 12:08 PM
The most beautiful song from the most beautiful Disney film. Baby Mine. Michael's first memory of going to the cinema is going to see Dumbo. Starring the Wee Tigers as well!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M41kmwnkUfw&feature=share&list=UUB3-3J6EjfJg9hKPxCIPtTQ

Tootler
10-08-2013, 12:10 PM
My tastes in Classical music are for early music, so my first thoughts were to do a sixteenth century song. However, I didn't think I was going to be able to do justice to an Elizabethan Lute song with my limited ukulele skills, so I thought again. I looked at the music on my computer and found a couple of possibilities. In the end I went for simple and chose "Drink to me Only" which is Ben Jonson's poem "To Celia" set to music by an unknown 18th Century composer and which is rather well known in the English speaking world. There are several arrangements on the internet, mostly for voice and piano, but I had some dots for the tune so I worked out my own chords. It turned out to be a three chord tune (almost) there is one minor chord in there. I worked it out in C but in the end sang it in D using a D-tuned uke to use the same shapes as I liked the sound better than playing in D on a C-tuned uke.

I've put the words on You Tube as I find it's one of those poems that's "widely known" but in reality most people only really know the first two or three lines (me included, so it was a worthwhile exercise).


http://youtu.be/TEC6575TPWo

This will probably be my only entry this season as I have something of a jungle to sort out in my garden and I'm away at a uke festival at the weekend.

I'd love to do a Queen entry (ott with the Risa) but that will take more time than I will probably be able to give to it.

lelouden
10-08-2013, 12:19 PM
the most beautiful Disney film. Baby Mine
I Love this song so much. I was going to do it but I loved this so much I'll find another. Besides I already did a lullaby:)

GinnyT11
10-08-2013, 12:30 PM
The most beautiful song from the most beautiful Disney film. Baby Mine. Michael's first memory of going to the cinema is going to see Dumbo. Starring the Wee Tigers as well!

Oh, oh, oh...this is so beautiful! It sets up a harmonic in the brain that dissolves anxiety and worry. We might be able to use this to achieve world peace.

Great to see the cubs here!

southside mike
10-08-2013, 03:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38wYNuoVjjs
After working on my selection for Queen and my selection for Disney Imagine my surprise when I logged on here and found that both of my choices had already been posted by others. Oh well I guess that means that we have similar taste in music. I thought about finding something else but my schedule is very busy so I decided to go ahead and post this anyway.

southside mike
10-08-2013, 06:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ickdYh6gDqk
My Queen Entry

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-08-2013, 08:53 PM
Your judge is a benevolent judge
:agree:



and she says it's been added to the playlist :D
thank you so much!

peewee
10-08-2013, 10:37 PM
Hi All, back on the road..here's a neighbor-killer if there ever was one - the guy in room 404 is singing opera with a f$&%^& #*& ukulele at midnight. Luckily the hotel is pretty empty..
La Habanera from Bizet's Carmen
(reference version - with cleavage and voice) (http://youtu.be/8w9yJdkeryI)
My Version:
http://youtu.be/Xq6afNuuL-M

http://youtu.be/Xq6afNuuL-M

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-08-2013, 10:45 PM
La Habanera from Bizet's Carmen
fabulous! you did very nicely with the voice but i think you could have tried a bit harder with the cleavage ;)

austin1
10-09-2013, 03:50 AM
playlists have been updated! Pleasantly surprised that we've had relatively even turnout across all categories. I was worried Disney would have a 30 and classical would have like, two, but you guys are too cool for that :)

peewee
10-09-2013, 05:46 AM
Wasn't sure I was going to participate this week. As you know, I tend to only submit my own songs, so when the theme is specific to a certain band then I tend to feel that it's time for me to take a holiday.

However, as Opera was on the menu, I began to think that the only Opera I had ever seen live was Rigoletto (directed by Jonathan Miller) - I had a girlfriend in the Chorus who got me complimentary tickets. They cost about $50 (in 1985) so I expected great seats! It turned out my tickets were for the right to stand at the back up in the Gods!!!! Luckily, there were seats free in front of me and the usher let me sit, once the opera started.

Anyway, inspired by Tina saying she was a soprano and my Rigoletto experience, I woke up yesterday morning with the first two lines of this song in my mind. I knew I wanted to know who these lovers were, if they ever got it together and what happened to them.

The story boiled up in my mind during the day and I wrote it all down last night and found time to record it after work today! So here, for your delectation, is "The Opera Lovers" .

I hope this makes the cut, Tina :cool:


Lyrics on Youtube description, as usual.

I love this, Berni, it reminds me of Spike Jones' great operatic masterpiece, Pal-Yat-Chee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7EobJgARUo

Srax
10-09-2013, 07:53 AM
Hello!!

This is my entry for Disney theme. I want to thank the help of my beautiful family. Without them I would not be really doing this! I hope you enjoy it!

Hugs

Sara


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

Dougf
10-09-2013, 09:50 AM
Chopin's Prelude in E minor (op. 28, no. 4) inspired Jobim's classic, Insensatez.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrbMgLkPi60

The translation in the video is by Victoria Broadus, check out her Brazilian lyrics blog:
http://lyricalbrazil.com/2012/04/13/insensatez/

decaturcomp
10-09-2013, 10:51 AM
WOW! This is amazingly beautiful. AND we get a look at the workshop where even more music may be created.


Chopin's Prelude in E minor (op. 28, no. 4) inspired Jobim's classic, Insensatez.


The translation in the video is by Victoria Broadus, check out her Brazilian lyrics blog:
http://lyricalbrazil.com/2012/04/13/insensatez/

myrnaukelele
10-09-2013, 10:55 AM
Hi All, back on the road..here's a neighbor-killer if there ever was one - the guy in room 404 is singing opera with a f$&%^& #*& ukulele at midnight. Luckily the hotel is pretty empty..
La Habanera from Bizet's Carmen
(reference version - with cleavage and voice) (http://youtu.be/8w9yJdkeryI)
My Version:
http://youtu.be/Xq6afNuuL-M

http://youtu.be/Xq6afNuuL-M

Dang peewee! I've been practicing this one all week. I've been taking my time since I didn't think anyone else would post it - after all there aren't that many soprano seasonistas. I'm still going to do my version. You beat me to it.

Pueo
10-09-2013, 11:29 AM
My voice is hoarse from trying to sing like Freddy. I am having a ball though! Song is coming along...

barefootgypsy
10-09-2013, 11:46 AM
Hi all, well here's my Disney entry! Another song I love, but not as much as I love Cliff Edwards' voice when he sang this for Pinocchio....what a fantastic week, Tina! Thanks for the great theme!

http://youtu.be/_WxlBx-FtXk

decaturcomp
10-09-2013, 11:51 AM
Hah!
Splendido!


Wasn't sure I was going to participate this week. As you know, I tend to only submit my own songs, so when the theme is specific to a certain band then I tend to feel that it's time for me to take a holiday.

However, as Opera was on the menu, I began to think that the only Opera I had ever seen live was Rigoletto (directed by Jonathan Miller) - I had a girlfriend in the Chorus who got me complimentary tickets. They cost about $50 (in 1985) so I expected great seats! It turned out my tickets were for the right to stand at the back up in the Gods!!!! Luckily, there were seats free in front of me and the usher let me sit, once the opera started.

Anyway, inspired by Tina saying she was a soprano and my Rigoletto experience, I woke up yesterday morning with the first two lines of this song in my mind. I knew I wanted to know who these lovers were, if they ever got it together and what happened to them.

The story boiled up in my mind during the day and I wrote it all down last night and found time to record it after work today! So here, for your delectation, is "The Opera Lovers" .

I hope this makes the cut, Tina :cool:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpOqUcs-LyY&feature=youtube_gdata

Lyrics on Youtube description, as usual.

Barbablanca
10-09-2013, 12:16 PM
Glad you liked it Alan (and others who have kindly commented).

Pity there is a ban on Live Action Disney, I'd have been tempted to do a Maurice Chevalier impression version of "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" - a song from those far-off, innocent days when no-one would have read that delightful ditty as some kind of paedophiliac anthem :(

I was in love with Hayley Mills for much of my childhood. My first big crush! I forced my poor parents to see every film she starred in as soon as it came out.

peewee
10-09-2013, 12:16 PM
Dang peewee! I've been practicing this one all week. I've been taking my time since I didn't think anyone else would post it - after all there aren't that many soprano seasonistas. I'm still going to do my version. You beat me to it.

Sorry Myrna, but I'm sure your version will be the Brigitte Bardot to my croaky Gainsbourg..
looking forward to it.

austin1
10-09-2013, 01:55 PM
So as not to appear a neglectful host because I'm saving all my comments for the end, enjoy this picture of opera cat.

http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Opera+cat+ftw_6b3fa8_3361563.jpg

greyghost
10-09-2013, 03:16 PM
OK, so trying to sing Freddie Mercury parts can be hard on the throat, as some others have noted--but that's why I usually pick a Brian May song to cover instead! Here's a quick pass at "Some Day, One Day," from Queen II.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhyePRIF52Y&feature=youtu.be

myrnaukelele
10-09-2013, 03:42 PM
Sorry Myrna, but I'm sure your version will be the Brigitte Bardot to my croaky Gainsbourg..
looking forward to it.
C'est d'accord peewee- pas d'excuses nécessaires. Our versions will be vastly different - I'm going for the cleavage factor. :o

bonesigh
10-09-2013, 04:36 PM
We tigers beat me to it (: Great minds and all, lol. By the way, tigers, those are some beautiful kids you have. Here's my version of "Baby Mine" for the Disney entry. Gosh I love that movie!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpPt-wgsZtg&feature=c4-overview&list=UUtvw_jkcOb--odK8_2JYyvw

bonesigh
10-09-2013, 05:27 PM
Here's the classical piece (:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vcvIPM8f9M&feature=youtube_gdata_player

myrnaukelele
10-09-2013, 06:54 PM
Who knew singing opera could be such fun! When researching this song I too came across Anna Caterina Antonacci singing Carmen. And this afternoon at the thrift shop I came across the perfect Carmen costume for only $3. So- here's my ukulele version of La Habanera (please forgive my terrible French pronunciation).

http://youtu.be/CBmk-vD9RsA

we tigers
10-09-2013, 07:13 PM
We tigers beat me to it (: Great minds and all, lol. By the way, tigers, those are some beautiful kids you have. Here's my version of "Baby Mine" for the Disney entry. Gosh I love that movie!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpPt-wgsZtg&feature=c4-overview&list=UUtvw_jkcOb--odK8_2JYyvw
Great minds!
Loved your version and those great drawings!

mythinformed
10-09-2013, 10:54 PM
Who knew singing opera could be such fun! When researching this song I too came across Anna Caterina Antonacci singing Carmen. And this afternoon at the thrift shop I came across the perfect Carmen costume for only $3. So- here's my ukulele version of La Habanera (please forgive my terrible French pronunciation).

http://youtu.be/CBmk-vD9RsA

Myrna that was beautiful...............the toon was pretty impressive too !! Lol :drool:

frisbee fred
10-10-2013, 04:00 AM
Just got a new Lanikai Tenor Monkeypod and love it. Thought I would have more time to practice but just got called away and will be out of town until Monday. So this is a "sit down and bang it out in one take" version for the Queen list (the lovely and talented host allowed me to put my last Queen entry in the classical list). I think I did it so fast that I forgot to mention it is for Season 86. If you know this one, grab your uke and start singing along. It's in A....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jver8HYdEA&feature=youtu.be

elmann
10-10-2013, 07:59 AM
Wonderful to have you back, Tina!
Here's my Disney entry. Jungle book (1967) is/was a very popular production in Europe, and in .de the most successful.
After ??? takes, please apologize some relapse.


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

Cornfield
10-10-2013, 09:13 AM
http://youtu.be/cr_UQ3S8abA

This is my own bastardization of a Bach piece, I call it "Error on a Uke String"

bonesigh
10-10-2013, 12:51 PM
Thanks, We tigers (:

rem50
10-10-2013, 04:03 PM
Here's my entry. The only song I could think of was in the disney realm. Hope you enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IFY2xvbmkM

myrnaukelele
10-10-2013, 06:48 PM
Myrna that was beautiful...............the toon was pretty impressive too !! Lol :drool:

Glad you liked my singing! :o

redpaul1
10-10-2013, 08:55 PM
I've had a week, it's 6:30am and in a few hours time I'm off to the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival, in Pontefract - home of the cakes and apex of the Liquorice Triangle. I won't have internet access up there, so probably won't have time to make a contribution before this Season comes to a close.

Like a moth to a flame, however, I kept being drawn to a Queen cover. There's no point in not taking on a challenge, is there? In his song 'Eulogy', on his "England Keep My Bones" (best new album of the 21st century) Frank Turner sings:

Not everyone grows up to be an astronaut
Not everyone was born to be a king
Not everyone can be Freddie Mercury
Although I've never really been into Queen, there's no denying that Freddie stands second only to the big O as the best pop vocalist that's ever lived. So that was the challenge. Queen it had to be.

But, decisions, decisions... came down to two in the end: "I want to break free" or 'Radio Ga Ga." Ukeydave had jumped straight in with IWTBF, and really the only reason I wanted to do that one, was to do the whole wig/vacuuming thing (of which more later). So 'Radio Ga Ga' it was.

It's not going to happen now, but I have posted the TCK process bit over on the Island. There's at least one fun fact there that makes for a second reason why it just had to be Queen for me this week. Hope you like it.

Radio Ga Ga (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?85238-The-Island-of-Misfit-Seasonistas&p=1403960#post1403960)

Two things to mention about Queen. IWTBF was written by John Deacon, Queen's bass player (the unknown royal ;) ), and the idea for the video came from Roger Taylor, the drummer (and writer of Radio Ga Ga), as an affectionate spoof of British 'kitchen sink' soap operas like Coronation Street (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation_Street). According to Brian May, that video killed their career stone dead in the States: "never had another hit there again."

IWTBF came out in 1984. Live Aid was in 1986. Reviewing the Live Aid phenomenon a few years later, one commentator wrote that "bands who were on their way down [Boomtown Rats], continued on their way down, bands who were on their way up [U2] continued on their way up. The only band whose career trajectory was turned around by Live Aid was Queen". Once Queen committed to Live Aid, Freddie rehearsed the band relentlessly (cf. Duran Duran's terrible performance), and they simply stole the show. Sadly of course, Freddie had only 5 more years left:

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

austin1
10-10-2013, 11:48 PM
While I can most definitely appreciate anyone walking around and singing Queen, I'm not sure that I can count this if there's no uke in it :( Also, you live right by Freddie's HOUSE? And is Uncle was your DENTIST?

Trade lives with me?

decaturcomp
10-11-2013, 04:29 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oyBZ8pkKPo

mythinformed
10-11-2013, 06:36 AM
Heres a bash at me attempting to sing in a warbling old fashioned way ...........no comparison to the great Cliff Edwards (aka Ukulele Ike) though !!.

Blips and slips apply as usual (especially at the beginning)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBqENui3EW4

UkeyDave
10-11-2013, 08:57 AM
Oh dear, I'm really struggling with the Classical bit. Any suggestions :-(

ukuloonie
10-11-2013, 09:53 AM
After being away for such a long time
getting back on the old horse is harder than I thought.

Dougf
10-11-2013, 09:55 AM
Oh dear, I'm really struggling with the Classical bit. Any suggestions :-(

This is a guy from Russia that recently subscribed to me, he has several short classical pieces I'll bet you could do. Check this one out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK9QMkQnqNk

Srax
10-11-2013, 10:19 AM
Hello!

This is my entry for the classical theme. I must admit that I have a little trick ... I invited my husband and my son to give me a hand with flutes, and ukulele now is not the main instrument ... sorry if the host believes it isn't a good entry!
Hope you like it. Being able to participate whole family is very rewarding! And also fun!

Thank you for your encouraging comments!

Regards

Sara


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekZXyf8j4pA&feature=youtu.be

RichM
10-11-2013, 11:13 AM
Okay, I knew I wanted to do a Queen song, but I've been fighting with this giant brace on my arm. I recently had surgery on my elbow and need to wear the brace so everything heals properly. However, I realized that I *can* move my wrist...and playing the uke is really about your wrist, isn't it. So off I went. I apologize, I overdrove the mic a bit, so the sound's a little distorted (might be an improvement... :)).

Here's a really cool link where Brian May describes writing this song based on being inspired by hearing his father play the banjo uke Formby- style...wonderful clip!

http://youtu.be/POsOP3TF-XY

I'm playing a Mastro all-plastic banjo-uke on this one...I think it doesn't sound too bad!


http://youtu.be/zOjFU_8u34A

UkeyDave
10-11-2013, 11:55 AM
This is a guy from Russia that recently subscribed to me, he has several short classical pieces I'll bet you could do. Check this one out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK9QMkQnqNk

Great site. He's good. Thanks for the link but I'll bet I can't.

lelouden
10-11-2013, 12:38 PM
Ok while trying to avoid a repeat I decided on this one. I realize it was done just a few seasons back but hopefully you'll enjoy it anyway. The Bare Necessities!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOmwM_Rcfv4

DWitt
10-11-2013, 05:49 PM
I wish I had time this week to work on something for the classical (or crossover) theme! I'd love to work up something from Tori Amos's Night of Hunters. But, no, it's not going to happen.

I did think of this fun little song from an animated Disney film, though! I have to admit that it's based on the Robbie Fulks cover rather than the original, and contains lyrics that aren't in the film, but which are apparently in the The Disney Collection songbook.

Also, let me introduce my new ukulele!: a Lanikai SMP-TCA, all-solid monkeypod acoustic/electric tenor, strung up with a Southcoast ML-FW set. I'm pretty pleased with it so far, especially but not only for the (cheap!) price I paid.

Okay, anyway.


"When I See an Elephant Fly," from Dumbo, 1941.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiX4DBBl2Zc

uke4ia
10-11-2013, 06:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGZZzHqMJKc

I've been trying to come up with something I could get done in time for this Season without repeating myself. For Disney, I did Baby Mine in Season 4 and Chim Chim Cheree for Provines' Disney contest. For classical, I just did Gilbert & Sullivan (I Am a Pirate King) in Season 83, and previously Grieg's Death of Ase in Season 58 and Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy in Season 44. So here's "Cruella De Vil". I'm planning to play just the tiple at open mic tomorrow, so this is part of my preparation.

myrnaukelele
10-11-2013, 08:35 PM
Here's my Disney entry- a song from Cinderella (1950). The theme of the song was taken from Franz Liszt's Etude No. 9 "Ricordanza" of the Transcendental Etudes.

http://youtu.be/58-YFJfcMtE

Raygf
10-12-2013, 02:07 AM
Oh dear, I'm really struggling with the Classical bit. Any suggestions :-(

Me too Dave, especially with the category being classical/opera vocal repertoire. I've got two Disney choices, one a repeat and one no one has done yet. I guess I finally have one for the misfits thread.

UkeyDave
10-12-2013, 04:05 AM
Yay I finally managed to get a classical (of sorts) done. Thanks to Pabrizzer's suggestion. Here is my PATHETIC attempt at Ode to Joy (sorry Mr Beethoven). In my defence I only downloaded the tab this morning (it shows, trust me). Congratulations in advance to anyone whose ears can stick with it to the end. You have my undying love. ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4remfdaTgo

UkeyDave
10-12-2013, 04:08 AM
Me too Dave, especially with the category being classical/opera vocal repertoire. I've got two Disney choices, one a repeat and one no one has done yet. I guess I finally have one for the misfits thread.
Hey Ray - why not have a go at Ode to Joy. I'm sure you could do a better version than mine. :o

mythinformed
10-12-2013, 04:13 AM
I was gonna cover this lovely little classical piece but I'm away for the rest of the weekend shortly so won't get a chance to do it now grrrr.

Its a very simple but effective piece called 'Estudio' (Ferdinando Carulli) 'ukeclases' breaks it down and simplifies it into my kinda terminology !!

Its going begging here if anyones struggling on the Classical front ............

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

austin1
10-12-2013, 05:55 AM
... sorry if the host believes it isn't a good entry!
Regards

Sara


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekZXyf8j4pA&feature=youtu.be

ABSOLUTELY NOT.

Just kidding :D Host thinks it is a wonderful entry! Host has added it to the playlist. Host needs to stop talking about herself in the third person.

austin1
10-12-2013, 05:57 AM
the playlists wurden aktualisiert und there's still plenty of time for your entries!

Raygf
10-12-2013, 06:16 AM
Here's my Disney entry. Thanks for hosting Tina.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1tRAwquwqM

ukuleledaveey
10-12-2013, 06:47 AM
howdy gang well here is my queen entry been busy practicing it since last sunday and keeping an eye to see if anyone has beat me to it, and drat they have lol so here is my rendition with the aid of some powerful drugs ( cough and flu medication !!!) as the wife and myself are not very well at the moment (that is also my excuse for the fluffs in the song he he he) anyway here is another version of " Good Company" coincidentally off the album titled "A night at the opera"


http://youtu.be/mNhfowYfgs4

ukuleledaveey
10-12-2013, 07:26 AM
Howdy folks again back for my third and final installment here is my entry for the classical section, i hope this is classed as classical as i believe it dates back to tudor times anyway here is my rendition of greensleeves



http://youtu.be/2RVYmgdebSQ

max2173
10-12-2013, 08:18 AM
Waiting for my Disney video to upload as we speak (as I type). Haven't given much thought to Queen yet but I suppose I best get a move on if I want to do my second favourite band ever justice, hey?!

max2173
10-12-2013, 08:20 AM
Let me apologise in advance for the poor harmonies, a guy can only try his best, no?


http://youtu.be/pLfZBu_PqN8

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
10-12-2013, 09:11 AM
Max, you video says that it is private :^(

we tigers
10-12-2013, 10:18 AM
It was bound to be recorded this week...
Here's our classical entry. It's our take on the legendary piece 4'33 by John Cage from 1952. I'm not trying to take the micky out of anyone, but this was actually not simple to get done. Staying silent for four minutes and thirty three seconds was awkward. Especially with an instrument in your hands. It made me aware of the passing of time and all the tiny sounds around me in the living room. Pretty tense and intense thing to do actually. I've always been fascinated by 4'33 and its concept but always laughed about it as well. Now that I've "played" it, I get his ideas for this piece a lot more.
In the UK in 2010 a group of Cage fans actually tried to get the piece to #1 in the charts for Christmas. The called the campaign Cage Against the Machine.


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

Tina, I can imagine you might have trouble with seeing this as an entry. In that case I'll kick it over to the Island of Misfits.

whepper
10-12-2013, 10:27 AM
It was bound to be recorded this week...
Here's our classical entry. It's our take on the legendary piece 4'33 by John Cage from 1952. I'm not trying to take the micky out of anyone, but this was actually not simple to get done. Staying silent for four minutes and thirty three seconds was awkward. Especially with an instrument in your hands. It made me aware of the passing of time and all the tiny sounds around me in the living room. Pretty tense and intense thing to do actually. I've always been fascinated by 4'33 and its concept but always laughed about it as well. Now that I've "played" it, I get his ideas for this piece a lot more.
In the UK in 2010 a group of Cage fans actually tried to get the piece to #1 in the charts for Christmas. The called the campaign Cage Against the Machine.


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

Tina, I can imagine you might have trouble with seeing this as an entry. In that case I'll kick it over to the Island of Misfits.

Love the sound of the Kanile'a.. what strings are you using? The all-new strings of silence? It's something different for sure. Like the vid. :D

Stephen Reed
10-12-2013, 11:37 AM
86th Season of the Ukulele O Sole Mio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pPyZqdnnsM

UkeyDave
10-12-2013, 11:47 AM
Max, you video says that it is private :^(
Lumpy Wafflesquirt is without doubt the bestest members name I have EVER seen. hahahaha

Stephen Reed
10-12-2013, 11:54 AM
Brilliantly performed. One of my all time favorite renditions of this piece. Bravi!!!

UkeyDave
10-12-2013, 11:54 AM
It was bound to be recorded this week...
Here's our classical entry. It's our take on the legendary piece 4'33 by John Cage from 1952. I'm not trying to take the micky out of anyone, but this was actually not simple to get done. Staying silent for four minutes and thirty three seconds was awkward. Especially with an instrument in your hands. It made me aware of the passing of time and all the tiny sounds around me in the living room. Pretty tense and intense thing to do actually. I've always been fascinated by 4'33 and its concept but always laughed about it as well. Now that I've "played" it, I get his ideas for this piece a lot more.
In the UK in 2010 a group of Cage fans actually tried to get the piece to #1 in the charts for Christmas. The called the campaign Cage Against the Machine.


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

Tina, I can imagine you might have trouble with seeing this as an entry. In that case I'll kick it over to the Island of Misfits.
A true masterpeice. I particularly loved 2:48 when you almost cracked under the pressure. I detected that someone broke wind twice at 3:44 and again at 4:10
You can't fool me. ;-)

max2173
10-12-2013, 11:56 AM
Max, you video says that it is private :^(

Ah, should be fixed now I hope.

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
10-12-2013, 12:36 PM
Lumpy Wafflesquirt is without doubt the bestest members name I have EVER seen. hahahaha

It's a long story, but needless to say it isn't my real name ;^)

Stephen Reed
10-12-2013, 12:38 PM
Any body who can whistle is instantly heroic in my book! Way to go, Hero!

Stephen Reed
10-12-2013, 12:59 PM
Way to go, Michael!

lelouden
10-12-2013, 05:46 PM
Finished my third entry for season 86. Queen/Fat Bottom Girl:) I laid some harmony down and learned a lot! Im having such a great experience learning programs on my computer that I had know idea they
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuiICnlU2jw&feature=youtu.becould be so much fun!

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
10-12-2013, 07:49 PM
Queen rules. David Bowie rules. This song rules rules. Rules.


http://youtu.be/rN2jhUSAzjU

Thanks for getting me listening to Queen this week, Tina. My appreciation for their awesomeness is deeper than ever. (I'm trying to learn a Disney song, too---wish me luck with the bridge.)

thesillydave
10-12-2013, 08:20 PM
well, peewee and myrna took away my only opera song...and both did it better than i could! so, i went for queen...maybe disney later...
so, for now, queen, another one bites the dust...nice contest tina!!

http://youtu.be/wbAYW6utlAo
cheers all you silly seasonistas!

UkeyDave
10-12-2013, 09:45 PM
Finished my third entry for season 86. Queen/Fat Bottom Girl:) I laid some harmony down and learned a lot! Im having such a great experience learning programs on my computer that I had know idea they
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuiICnlU2jw&feature=youtu.becould be so much fun!
ha ha brilliant. Loved the subtle ending shot. I love this Queen song and you did a great job.

UkeyDave
10-12-2013, 09:57 PM
Queen rules. David Bowie rules. This song rules rules. Rules.


http://youtu.be/rN2jhUSAzjU

Thanks for getting me listening to Queen this week, Tina. My appreciation for their awesomeness is deeper than ever. (I'm trying to learn a Disney song, too---wish me luck with the bridge.)
Wow great job Ralf. This is a tricky one to play and sing and you did it justice. I really enjoyed this. Loved the Freddie hand gestures and vest too.

Joko
10-12-2013, 10:17 PM
Whose that cat? From a Disney film dating back to the year I was born. The Aristocats...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9x2-I6_iTk

Joko
10-12-2013, 10:19 PM
I realize now that in I was wearing the same shirt in both my videos for this week.

Purely coincidence; I do own other shirts.

austin1
10-13-2013, 12:45 AM
It was bound to be recorded this week...
Here's our classical entry. It's our take on the legendary piece 4'33 by John Cage from 1952. I'm not trying to take the micky out of anyone, but this was actually not simple to get done. Staying silent for four minutes and thirty three seconds was awkward. Especially with an instrument in your hands. It made me aware of the passing of time and all the tiny sounds around me in the living room. Pretty tense and intense thing to do actually. I've always been fascinated by 4'33 and its concept but always laughed about it as well. Now that I've "played" it, I get his ideas for this piece a lot more.
In the UK in 2010 a group of Cage fans actually tried to get the piece to #1 in the charts for Christmas. The called the campaign Cage Against the Machine.


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

Tina, I can imagine you might have trouble with seeing this as an entry. In that case I'll kick it over to the Island of Misfits.

Playlisted on principle :D

mythinformed
10-13-2013, 02:16 AM
Well I figured if silence can be accepted as an entry then you can all endure my practice shot at this Queen toon I was never going to enter !! Lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqFH8zHPXCA&feature=youtu.be

GinnyT11
10-13-2013, 04:05 AM
It was bound to be recorded this week...
Here's our classical entry. It's our take on the legendary piece 4'33 by John Cage from 1952. I'm not trying to take the micky out of anyone, but this was actually not simple to get done. Staying silent for four minutes and thirty three seconds was awkward. Especially with an instrument in your hands. It made me aware of the passing of time and all the tiny sounds around me in the living room. Pretty tense and intense thing to do actually. I've always been fascinated by 4'33 and its concept but always laughed about it as well. Now that I've "played" it, I get his ideas for this piece a lot more.


We tigers, I'd like to know how many takes of the silent piece you needed to get a decent version to post.

we tigers
10-13-2013, 04:19 AM
just one, Ginny. But we've been practicing all week...

austin1
10-13-2013, 06:50 AM
Lily tells me in Hawaii, Sunday at midnight is noon on Monday in Germany, which makes my life easy. Plenty of time noch für those last-minute entries!

mattydee
10-13-2013, 07:45 AM
As has been the case of late, very little time this week -- I started out working on a Queen song, but knew I wouldn't have the time to record it, thinking it would require multiple takes. So I went with this fun little Disney number instead. It's probably already been done this week, but it's all I got.


http://youtu.be/nfd1gkhwT7A

elmann
10-13-2013, 09:08 AM
the playlists wurden aktualisiert und there's still plenty of time for your entries!
.... Plenty of time noch für those last-minute entries Tina seems to be a little bit overfatigued and overgermaned :):cool:;)

elmann
10-13-2013, 10:00 AM
A very fast and very dirty classical entry


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoQ7dkMBZwY

UkeyDave
10-13-2013, 10:26 AM
A very fast and very dirty classical entry


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoQ7dkMBZwY

Er - what do you mean "Dirty"?

glass
10-13-2013, 10:31 AM
Here is one of mine....
Disney
http://youtu.be/Z5fHb7uQQFM

http://youtu.be/Z5fHb7uQQFM

glass
10-13-2013, 10:33 AM
Here is my second one, Queen...
http://youtu.be/tT0HYPPHH2g


http://youtu.be/tT0HYPPHH2g

CTurner
10-13-2013, 10:37 AM
It was bound to be recorded this week...
Here's our classical entry. It's our take on the legendary piece 4'33 by John Cage from 1952. I'm not trying to take the micky out of anyone, but this was actually not simple to get done. Staying silent for four minutes and thirty three seconds was awkward. Especially with an instrument in your hands. It made me aware of the passing of time and all the tiny sounds around me in the living room. Pretty tense and intense thing to do actually. I've always been fascinated by 4'33 and its concept but always laughed about it as well. Now that I've "played" it, I get his ideas for this piece a lot more.

Tina, I can imagine you might have trouble with seeing this as an entry. In that case I'll kick it over to the Island of Misfits.

I have to say that the musical development you both have shown over the months has reached a new level. Never have I heard such notes, the feeling, shall I say, the spirit of music, the way you played this piece. They say that experts get to a place of skill where it all seems just so natural, so easy and effortless, that the rest of us can only gaze at you and say, "Thank you for this gift!" :smileybounce: (loved it!)

elmann
10-13-2013, 10:51 AM
Er - what do you mean "Dirty"? Oh, out of tune ...

ksiegel
10-13-2013, 11:18 AM
Finally had a chance to do one!

Based on "Minuet in G", played in C, 4/4 instead of 3/4, lots of other stuff thrown in, and much left out.
This is one of those times when being able to read music probably would have helped, but since I play by ear, this is what you get, warts and all.

But it's just small warts, after all.

Enjoy!


http://youtu.be/9Sy5qGvb0AE

austin1
10-13-2013, 11:24 AM
Tina seems to be a little bit overfatigued and overgermaned :):cool:;)

Ach, passiert halt :D Sometimes I can't keep my languages straight!


A very fast and very dirty classical entry


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoQ7dkMBZwY

Playlisted also on principle.


Finally had a chance to do one!

Based on "Minuet in G", played in C, 4/4 instead of 3/4, lots of other stuff thrown in, and much left out.
This is one of those times when being able to read music probably would have helped, but since I play by ear, this is what you get, warts and all.

But it's just small warts, after all.

Enjoy!


It says it's processing, HURRY UP YOUTUBE I WANT TO HEAR IT.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
10-13-2013, 12:39 PM
The Jungle Book soundtrack was one of my favorite records long before I saw the film. Sterling Holloway's incredible "Trust in Me" still gives me goosebumps. This week, I discovered two great rock versions---one by Souixie and the Banshees (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFU-NB26zMM), the other by Belly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r3SGwGl620).


http://youtu.be/MIBVRPOf3DI

My first two entries used up all my new-song-learnin' time this week---I'll keep the classical challenge as a personal goal. Great Season, all! Thanks, Tina!

peewee
10-13-2013, 12:41 PM
I know there are some hours left, but it with regret that I announce my non-performance of the Flash Gordon theme. :(
reference: http://youtu.be/MS4_Z84-rRE
Someday..

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
10-13-2013, 12:57 PM
I know there are some hours left, but it with regret that I announce my non-performance of the Flash Gordon theme. :(
reference: http://youtu.be/MS4_Z84-rRE
Someday..

Dejection has struck in Portland. ...SAVIOR OF THE U-UNIVERSE!!

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
10-13-2013, 01:17 PM
Wow great job Ralf. This is a tricky one to play and sing and you did it justice. I really enjoyed this. Loved the Freddie hand gestures and vest too.

Thanks, Dave. You can't see, but I'm wearing white pants, too.

Freddie was a singular, incredible talent---I hope his spirit somehow knows about all the (hard-fought) successes that the civil rights movement for gay/lesbian/bi/tran/etc. people has had over the past twenty or so years. Back when being open about one's other-than-heterosexuality was taboo---at least for public figures---Freddie was always true to himself and he shared his best self with us through his music. Gladly, his energy, spirit, and creativity can still give strength to anyone willing to stand up for everyone's human rights.

vct33
10-13-2013, 05:00 PM
My daughter and I decided to make an afternoon out of the season today. We made tropical fish out of paper plates and she made up an interpretive dance to go along with the song. I messed up the very last chord of the song but figured why do another take for one chord. :-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRmORjI9fqc

librainian
10-13-2013, 07:33 PM
Sorry I've been absent for a couple of seasons now. And now that I'm back I'm lamely submitting one that has already been done TWICE! C'est la vie. Here's my version of the Aristocats "Everybody Wants To Be A Cat"

Ray hit it out of the park as usual. Nice job Ray!


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

ukuleledaddy
10-13-2013, 07:39 PM
Well darn, I was all set to do (another) I Want To Be Like You with my kids. They pooped out. Literally. Sorry to not get one in on your season Tina. I'm enjoying the ride though.

thunderflea
10-13-2013, 08:25 PM
I took ukuleledaddy's song and ran with it, threw something together. Here's "I Wanna Be Like You" from the Jungle Book.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g7B6f8hkLQ

austin1
10-14-2013, 03:41 AM
playlists have been updated! If anyone notices their entry is either a) not on a playlist or b) on the wrong playlist, let me know!

barefootgypsy
10-14-2013, 05:45 AM
Hi y'all, I've been away since Friday morning and just got back - it looks to have another fantastic week, and I'll now going to be watching as many videos as I can to catch up! And commenting on Youtube, on my completely different name on there, of songandancedaisy. Sorry to be confusing but there it is! There are some really interesting ones out there this week to be sure! Thanks again Tina for a great choice of theme!

austin1
10-17-2013, 01:12 PM
Hello, participants! So my plan this week was to do a people's choice award. For that, I need the people to choose, preferably by PM :D

Let me know your favorite video so that lucky guy or gal can get a really, really cool certificate that I will spend hours on, or at least ten minutes.

austin1
10-18-2013, 01:34 PM
I got four PMs, and that was that. Anyone else? Have a particular favorite from last week?

GinnyT11
10-18-2013, 02:17 PM
Tina, it's hard to look back at previous playlists when the movement forward is so swift and tantalizing.
We love each week...for that week. :)

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-18-2013, 06:03 PM
i dunno. as much as i fall in love with each NEW season, i still feel warm and fuzzy for the previous season. (unless me and the season had a particularly acrimonious end of season break up. or the season cheated.) i like to keep on good terms with the ex-season - stay in touch - maybe go out for the odd meal together. you know - for old times' sake.

myrnaukelele
10-18-2013, 06:07 PM
Can we pick three favorites? One from each theme?

austin1
10-19-2013, 03:42 AM
Can we pick three favorites? One from each theme?

Yep !

TCK
10-19-2013, 06:09 AM
Sorry for the tardiness, but they finally are all hung over at 87. Peoples Choice sent

librainian
10-19-2013, 08:10 AM
PM sent as well Tina. So many great entries!

austin1
10-26-2013, 05:20 AM
goal in life: have the winners up by the middle of the week. Still taking viewer's choice pms!

redpaul1
10-28-2013, 09:49 AM
...If I could have, this is what I'd've done Radio Ga Ga (again) (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?85238-The-Island-of-Misfit-Seasonistas&p=1416965#post1416965)

austin1
11-02-2013, 10:07 AM
Hey all. Grad school has kicked my butt royally this week, but I'm still hoping to make the results video and get it to you before the end of the weekend. Many apologies and please bear with me, this is thesis-writing semester and I'm dying.

ksiegel
11-03-2013, 03:27 PM
Hey all. Grad school has kicked my butt royally this week, but I'm still hoping to make the results video and get it to you before the end of the weekend. Many apologies and please bear with me, this is thesis-writing semester and I'm dying.

We love you Tina - take all the time that you need!

Things tend to get in your way. After all, it's a world of laughter and a world of tears, a world of hope and a world of fear. There's so much that we share, that its time we're aware...





(ducking...)

thunderflea
11-10-2013, 05:48 PM
Was a winner ever announced? Wasn't this like three weeks ago?

austin1
11-16-2013, 04:30 AM
Yes. Yes it was. And the winner will be announced as soon as grad school stops punching me in the face with brass knuckles.

I'm working on it, I swear.

we tigers
12-01-2013, 02:18 AM
Still being punched by grad school, Tina? Sorry to trouble you with my comment, but in anticipation of the challenge for week 94 I was revisiting earlier seasons and came to this wonderful week. Just wondering, that's all.

austin1
12-01-2013, 07:44 AM
I am almost done with my notes on all the videos (I hope)!

austin1
06-02-2014, 09:04 AM
HELLO SEASONISTAS.

This is me checking in to tell you that the (really really) long-overdue winners for this season will be announced after I get back from UWC.

Why do I suck so much at being timely?

Well, this happened:

67325

And then I had to go to Portugal to see my dying aunt, so then this happened:

67328

And then I had to move four days after I got back from Portugal and wound up briefly living with my boyfriend's parents. Then I came back to the States and had to do things like get jobs and whatever, and then this happened:

67326

And now UWC is happening.

I'm sorry. Please don't hate me. On the plus side, if you're at UWC, come find me, I'm the one with the hair.

bonesigh
06-02-2014, 12:03 PM
How could we ever in a million years...hate you? All is good in the world of uke (:

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-02-2014, 01:41 PM
Congrats on the thesis, Tina. I've got no contentious words about your Season.

Tootler
06-02-2014, 01:52 PM
I take it you are now Dr. Tina?

Congratulations. Life does get in the way sometimes. :wtf:

elmann
06-03-2014, 05:01 AM
Very very nice to have you back, Ms M.A. Tina! And congrats incl. shakeshakeshakeshake-hands!

lelouden
06-03-2014, 06:40 AM
No worries Tina. Congratulations and condolences! You've been busy and we're fine with that. Besides we are all winners right:)