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TCK
10-12-2013, 03:08 PM
Back in the old days, we used to post the new season on Saturday morning. Somewhere along the line that got moved to Sunday, and I am sure there is an "official rule" somewhere about when you gotta post your vids-
Well, I ain't gonna be around tomorrow so here we go with the theme, and since it is my week, no videos until 12:01 AM California time please. If it is not October 13th in California, this season has not started, ya dig?
Right- now, for those of you who like to hear me read:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94VRYTFp-dg
and for those that like to read things themselves:
IT"S HAPPY HOUR! This week you need to sing a song about fermented and or distilled beverage ingredients. I figure this theme will hit every genre of music and style, but perhaps not every taste, so, a few things before we start.
1.You DO NOT need to glorify demon alcohol in your entry- go ahead, vilify it too! Sing of the feats of amazing strength you a re capable of when intoxicated, or the amazing come downs…or the pitiful drunkard.
2. Understanding this is a kid friendly contest, if you are under the drinking age in the country you reside in, sing us a song about any beverage. Good enough.
RULES
*You need to spell out in your video that it is for season 87 of the Ukulele, unless you are clearly inebriated.
*Ukulele must be front and center.
*You need to not post anything before 12:01AM California time on October 13th
*You need to get this place cleaned up for the next season before 12 Midnight Hawaii time on October 20th.
Everything else is a go!
JUDGES
Me and the Bumpass hounds. I am a “wine widower” this time of year (harvest here) so Mel is not going to be around this time…and the dogs are highly critical.
PRIZES
First place gets a dart board, because people play darts when they are drinking- I have no idea why.
Second place gets a set of dice cups. I don’t know how to play this, but I saw it being played in a bar once.
Third place- Dominoes. Melissa will school you at these if you should ever meet her…so you will need practice.
BONUS POINTS
Sing a song about my favorite spirit (no I am not telling what it is)
Wear Lederhosen (just because I wanna see what you people look like in lederhosen)
Wish me Happy Birthday (this thing starts on my 41st)!

All right- and their off!
Cheers
Entries Playlist
(http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYzV809rmiZgYWKVqNYutYnCy5gpNlb1f)B onus Playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYzV809rmiZhBlCpIwm8qRieDv07gT9th&feature=edit_ok)
Awesome Thin Lizzy Appreciation Playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYzV809rmiZh_Q2kcBzTY7SB-aM0-5jpi)
Last train to Margaritaville Playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYzV809rmiZiJcklsCzZOqRxDW-MHqa4d)

Hippie Dribble
10-12-2013, 03:25 PM
do we get bonus points for singing under the affluence of incohol Dave? I'll throw in a packet of Berocca for most inebriated performance. oops, sorry, family friendly clause in operation...i'll get my coat

myrnaukelele
10-12-2013, 04:01 PM
Happy Birthday TCK! Sláinte! A toast to your health and to many more happy birthdays to come.
This is an excellent theme with infinite possibilities- so many songs to choose from...bottoms up!

TCK
10-12-2013, 04:28 PM
@ Mr. Duncan- I don't care how you arrive, get off your duff and play me a song mate!
@Myrna, Thank You- can't wait to see what you bring to the party ;)

ukuleledaddy
10-12-2013, 05:48 PM
I've already started drinking. Woo Hoo!!!

TCK
10-12-2013, 05:50 PM
HICCUP! Outrageous Daddy-O!
I've already started drinking. Woo Hoo!!!

ukuleledaddy
10-12-2013, 05:59 PM
HICCUP! Outrageous Daddy-O!

Right back at you brother. Oh and by the way, happy birthday. Oh, and another by the way, I remover when the new seasons theme was announced in the afternoon (CA time) way back when. It was always right around 2pm if memory serves.

GinnyT11
10-12-2013, 06:00 PM
What is the secret word that we all take a shot for when we read it in the thread?

And happy b'day, man!

TCK
10-12-2013, 06:07 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHA- A drinking game! I love it. I think in honor of our new folks it ought to be "first". I gotta keep my head about me and go to work this week ;) Oh yeah- and thanks
What is the secret word that we all take a shot for when we read it in the thread?

And happy b'day, man!

prairieschooner
10-12-2013, 06:13 PM
Happy Birthday to the Cloverdale Kid! I'm having have a Toast to you and thinking of a B-Day song!!!!!!

TCK
10-12-2013, 08:39 PM
Thanks Mate- can't wait!
Happy Birthday to the Cloverdale Kid! I'm having have a Toast to you and thinking of a B-Day song!!!!!!

ukuleledaddy
10-12-2013, 09:00 PM
I wonder how many versions of Tequila Sunrise you'll get.

mythinformed
10-12-2013, 09:07 PM
Great theme Dave and a very Happy Birthday to ya !!
:cool:
As a friend of Bills I will have some fun reminiscing on the good 'ole/bad 'ole days on this one !! Lol

pabrizzer
10-12-2013, 10:24 PM
OK I believe the sun is over the yard arm.
Here is my own song - I Like a Drink.
Some multi tracking with banjo uke and hamonica. Had to redo the ending which is why it is out of syn at the very end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmRRUnOwZwM
Happy Birthday Dave.
Given that it is drinks time and time for a chat.
My recent news is that our little dog companion of nearly seventeen years left us last week. We had her since she was a very small puppy.
It was not unexpected and she led a totally happy and comfortable life. Lived inside and slept on our beds mostly.
She had not been herself for about 6 months and probably should have gone earlier but she was in no pain so we let her go on. She had some sort of seizure or a stroke so we took her to the vet who ended her suffering. She is buried in our back yard. As I said nothing to be too sad about as it really was her time but she will certainly be missed especially by my daughter.
If you're having a drink have one for Dave's birthday and one for our little Amber. Cheers.
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thesillydave
10-12-2013, 10:30 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAYS DAVE!
and here's a little song for you...

http://youtu.be/H181Y7VTV58
cheers!

Tootler
10-12-2013, 10:34 PM
I wonder how many versions of Tequila Sunrise you'll get.

And how many versions of Whiskey in the Jar?

Happy Birthday, Dave.

erivel
10-12-2013, 10:37 PM
Hey Dave, Happy Birthday man! Sorry this one is so sloppy, no time to practice...just wanted to get one done for you this week. Cheers!


http://youtu.be/RJzNTOeKajI

UkeyDave
10-12-2013, 10:44 PM
Happy Birthday Cloverdale Kid. Great theme. I may have a go at this track if I can figure it out.
Its by a well known band in the UK called "Kasabian" I doubt you will have heard of them in the USA but they are local lads from my home town and this is one they made about the demon drink. I think its a wonderful track and wanted to share it. It sounds like a sort of Beatles meets Radiohead. They have written some great stuff and are fantastic live if anyone ever gets the chance to see them. Well thats my hometown plugged. Now to get back to researching some more songs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1_7kpjHwdE

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-12-2013, 11:24 PM
happy birthday TCK!

happy birthday to uke!
happy birthday to uke!
happy birthday dear TCK!
happy birthday to uke!

:)

here is my entry

it's the dead kennedy's "too drunk to..." - but amended slightly given the family friendly nature of the seasons, and made more uke specific


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

:music: :cheers:

UkeyDave
10-13-2013, 12:35 AM
Happy Burfday Clobberdale

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

TCK
10-13-2013, 03:47 AM
And they're off!
You know, you host one of these and there is all sorts of anticipation, but none of those thoughts ever have to do with the quality of entries. You folks always rise to the occasion!
This time it was like planning a party. Who is coming, when will they get here, does this dress make my...oh...wait. In any event, I am stoked to see the early entries coming in. Sorry I have not been able to comment on many videos lately- I will hit all these and probably go on way too long.

OK I believe the sun is over the yard arm.
Here is my own song - I Like a Drink.

If you're having a drink have one for Dave's birthday and one for our little Amber. Cheers.
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Pa- if the internet had arms right? Fantastic original tune, and yes...I will take mine with two chunks of ice as well. Thanks for the Birthday wishes, and of course I will hoist my cocktail to Amber. Read a book once (only once) that said something about when humans are done figuring out how to be good, they come back as dogs. Hoping I have that luck next turn on the coil, and that I lead a life like the one I know she had. Cheers mate. Thanks for this.

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS DAVE!
and here's a little song for you...

cheers!
As always, laughing from the belly! Melissa thinks we are both nuts, and the neighbors are getting a real treat, but this is stupendous. I thought of this song and figured no one could pull it off...wrong again. Thanks for the birthday wishes and for the great video, Silly Style


Hey Dave, Happy Birthday man! Sorry this one is so sloppy, no time to practice...just wanted to get one done for you this week. Cheers!

I reckon you and I have vastly different definitions of sloppy Eric...this is gold. Just the kind of song I like, done just the way it like it done. This one had fallen totally off the radar so thanks for the reminder and expect to see it all TCK'd up in the near future. Oh yeah- thanks for the birthday wishes mate, so glad you made it to my party!

happy birthday TCK!


here is my entry

it's the dead kennedy's "too drunk to..." - but amende

When you host, you create in your head a little playlist of what needs to be done. I have had seasons where they did not get done and I was disappointed...not in the songs that were, but that some were left out. In any event, this popped right up, and I thought to myself "Man, that would be great...but they won't do it-they can't. It just ain't right" and then here you are, day one, solving all those problems brilliantly, and bringing the Dead Kennedy's to the Seasons. That is a hell of a birthday present right there- thanks for coming to my party!


Happy Burfday Clobberdale
That was brilliant Dave! Thanks for the birthday wishes...and yeah, no one would ever hear of Cloverdale. We are an hour and a half north of SF, nestled in the mountains (the Mayacamas) and there are only about 7K of us. We do have the worlds largest geothermal power plant if that kind of thing floats your boat, but not a lot else. In any event- thanks for the tune- Cheers!

All right- keep them coming folks. For now, I am fixing drinks. Figure we ought to start with one in honor of the best last place team in Baseball and my little spot of the world (well...the big city we go to to see the in-ground swimming holes and the tall buildings), The Frisco Sour:
1 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
1/4 oz benedictine herbal liqueur
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
3/4 oz lemon juice
1 orange wedge

Shake well over ice cubes in a shaker, and strain into an old-fashioned glass over ice cubes. Squeeze in an orange wedge, garnish with a stemmed cherry, and serve.

Cheers Gang, and a hearty thanks to all who have wished a Happy Birthday and not yet dropped their musical stylings. Can't wait to see what turns up.

TCK
10-13-2013, 03:54 AM
The dude does not abide Sean...but where is Moons? If he does not do that song we are not ending this season. ;)
I wonder how many versions of Tequila Sunrise you'll get.

And how many versions of Whiskey in the Jar?

Happy Birthday, Dave.
And of course Tootler- that is my favorite, and I surely hope to see it here. Especially the Thin Lizzy version...in fact, everyone do that as a bonus would ya?

strumsilly
10-13-2013, 04:58 AM
Happy birthday man! missed the last 2 weeks, lots of flying, driving, and unpacking. Picked up this Martin bari in Seattle. my new favorite, tone tone tone and plays like butter. It is a little cooler here in North Washington State than Savannah, and it sounds like it went out of tune when I went out doors, but I wanted to show off my beautiful back yard, I may redo if I get time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VmOlDtWyJU&feature=share&list=UU39DT3sWIW htc3ZshD2s4ww

xommen
10-13-2013, 04:59 AM
Happy birthday TCK, I wanted to do a beer song for this season, but there are not many good beer songs in my opinion This is an old song that I used some chords I had lying around on, here you have it TCK General Guinness.

http://youtu.be/Inixrn_G6Tc

TCK
10-13-2013, 05:25 AM
Happy birthday man! missed the last 2 weeks, lots of flying, driving, and unpacking. Picked up this Martin bari in Seattle. my new favorite, tone tone tone and plays like butter. It is a little cooler here in North Washington State than Savannah, and it sounds like it went out of tune when I went out doors, but I wanted to show off my beautiful back yard, I may redo if I get time.

Dude- moving is about the WORST thing ever...but you got that yard and that uke out of it? Well played good sir, and welcome to the west coast! Great stuff here.

Happy birthday TCK, I wanted to do a beer song for this season, but there are not many good beer songs in my opinion This is an old song that I used some chords I had lying around on, here you have it TCK General Guinness.

Beer, the oldest traded commodity...our friend and savior! Hooray for General Guinness! Looks like I have breakfast sorted, now out to watch the birds wake up- great song here WIM

greyghost
10-13-2013, 06:54 AM
BirdsEyeView, that was brilliant! It was the first song I thought of--and immediately rejected because I couldn't think of an acceptable way to do it (though I considered having my son honk a horn every time the problematic word occurred).
Anyway, here's the first rendition of Tequila Sunrise to surface:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9wVCm1ir9k

Oh, and Happy Birthday, TCK!

Shady Wilbury
10-13-2013, 06:59 AM
Hey, TCK.

Happy Birthday! (Wish I could say it on video, but at the moment video would be ghastly...down with a cold from Hades itself.) Thanks also for doing this...was something I'd considered, in the future. Looking forward to participating as much as humanly possible. There are too many great songs which deal with this theme.

Take care,

Casey

Tootler
10-13-2013, 07:28 AM
The dude does not abide Sean...but where is Moons? If he does not do that song we are not ending this season. ;)

And of course Tootler- that is my favorite, and I surely hope to see it here. Especially the Thin Lizzy version...in fact, everyone do that as a bonus would ya?

Mine is a folky version, slightly different words but that's folk music for you.

Looks like I'll have to dip out this week. Bit of a crisis with my granddaughter's schooling. Looks like she's having trouble settling in so we have to go to London and help my daughter out. My granddaughter is very young, too young, IMO as she's not five till April but she's supposed to start school now, so we'll have to see what gives when we get there.

decaturcomp
10-13-2013, 07:42 AM
Happy Birthday Son

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVBELvNm_K8

austin1
10-13-2013, 07:46 AM
This is definitely on the list of Songs Tina Isn't Allowed To Sing, so I'll post it here. Originally by the amazing Seeso but he did this version with Alex and Matt Lindahl at UWC, and I was in the room when it happened. One of the high points of my life.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykYdKS5DG6c

ukuleledaveey
10-13-2013, 09:24 AM
Fantastic theme and Happy Birthday Dave
Well here is my official entry for this week and as it is our host's birthday well here is a little bit of Hank Williams Just for TCK.

http://youtu.be/NxRSnlcZFQs

ukuleledaveey
10-13-2013, 09:56 AM
Well as it is our glorious hosts birthday here is a bonus song, it is a Australian classic and was one of my dads fave songs :)


http://youtu.be/dsOwneRlnjo

glass
10-13-2013, 10:35 AM
Here is my entry already done but what the hey, I figure a few will do it....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua0VWgyme9k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua0VWgyme9k

pabrizzer
10-13-2013, 10:37 AM
Well as it is our glorious hosts birthday here is a bonus song, it is a Australian classic and was one of my dads fave songs :)

Well done Dave. Good to see this Australian classic given such a great rendition.

"There's nothing so lonesome, morbid or drear, than to stand in the bar of a pub with no beer," crooned the late great Slim Dusty in 1958, giving birth to one of Australia's top 50 biggest selling singles of the past 60 years and an Australian icon.

According to the legend, the pub with no beer in the song of the same name is the Cosmopolitan Hotel at Taylors Arm, near Macksville between Coffs Harbour and Kempsey on the NSW north coast, and it ran out of beer once when cut off by floods. Of course, like all good legends the actual facts are a bit hazy, such as when this catastrophic event occurred, but local country and western music star, Gordon Parsons, aka the Yodelling Bushman, penned a ditty and his mate Slim, a Kempsey boy, recorded it and the rest, as they say, is history. If not myth.
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ukuleledaveey
10-13-2013, 10:41 AM
Well done Dave. Good to see this Australian classic given such a great rendition.

"There's nothing so lonesome, morbid or drear, than to stand in the bar of a pub with no beer," crooned the late great Slim Dusty in 1958, giving birth to one of Australia's top 50 biggest selling singles of the past 60 years and an Australian icon.

According to the legend, the pub with no beer in the song of the same name is the Cosmopolitan Hotel at Taylors Arm, near Macksville between Coffs Harbour and Kempsey on the NSW north coast, and it ran out of beer once when cut off by floods. Of course, like all good legends the actual facts are a bit hazy, such as when this catastrophic event occurred, but local country and western music star, Gordon Parsons, aka the Yodelling Bushman, penned a ditty and his mate Slim, a Kempsey boy, recorded it and the rest, as they say, is history. If not myth.
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Many thanks Brian, yes Slim is indeed a legend, there is a great version on youtube where he is playing in the outback :)

xommen
10-13-2013, 10:41 AM
The host wants whiskey in his jar, then lets give hime some bonus whiskey.
I hope you guys like a slow version of Whiskey in the jar.

http://youtu.be/I1aH-CdTmCU

TCK
10-13-2013, 10:49 AM
BirdsEyeView, that was brilliant! It was the first song I thought of--and immediately rejected because I couldn't think of an acceptable way to do it (though I considered having my son honk a horn every time the problematic word occurred).
Anyway, here's the first rendition of Tequila Sunrise to surface:

Oh, and Happy Birthday, TCK!
HAHA- Excellent! Back when I was not so mature (like yesterday), I was known to go on and on about how I felt about the Eagles...but I have wizened up (not a lot). Not only have a sat through an entire Eagles cover, but I enjoyed it thoroughly! Thanks for playing it for us mate. I am fairly certain you were not around when the aforementioned histrionics went down, but if you were and were simply chiding me (as Ukulele Daddy was), even better! Great stuff-thanks for the birthday wishes and the fantastic tune.

Happy Birthday Son

Totally unexpected folkie from you Alan, and man did you deliver! The crops that made us all civilized, personified and set to tune...can never go wrong with that. Loved the song and the way ya' sang it, going to have to learn it. Would not dare play it in the same room though...and what is that Uke? The thing is a TONE MONSTER! Thanks for the birthday wishes and the song mate.

Fantastic theme and Happy Birthday Dave
Well here is my official entry for this week and as it is our host's birthday well here is a little bit of Hank Williams Just for TCK.

You must have misunderstood Attic Man, today ain't Christmas...just an old guys birthday, and yet here we have a one two punch of awesome. Happy Birthday serenade AND Hank Williams from across the pond. Somebody fetch me a cocktail, this is getting good!


Well as it is our glorious hosts birthday here is a bonus song, it is a Australian classic and was one of my dads fave songs :)

And he seems friendly and all- but see how he went in for the kill folks? That is how Davey plays the game. Mate, I must have this song and chords- such a great old tune. I figure I would have adored your dad.

So today started with the 19 year old cat...who is hairless and weird and must sleep in the bed with me, having a battle with feline incontinence- on me -as I slumbered. Awoke to the golden shower at 4:30AM, washed the bedding, realized I had been pissed on to start my day and decided to turn things around.
Birds- get my gear-let's go! Dropped the lens I inherited from Mel's dad (got it last week) and well, that is off to repair. Seriously lasted seven days. Ugh!
No pity party though- just wanting to let you all know that in spite of how crappy everything else has gone thus far today, I am in the highest spirits possible. I love hosting a season...and this one is turning out especially grand! Thank You all for coming to my party and bringing your gifts!

Casey- dang it, get better! We need you here sister
Tina- there are songs you are not to sing? I doubt that completely, but that was a rad video for sure.

For now- a nod to our canine friends:
Black Dog
3 oz of bourbon
1 oz of dry vermouth
1/2 oz of blackberry brandy

combine all ingredients in mixing glass with cracked ice. stir well and strain into an old-fashioned glass over ice cubes.
Cheers

TCK
10-13-2013, 11:00 AM
Here is my entry already done but what the hey, I figure a few will do it....

See, when the host is a long-winded sort, things get posted while he is prattling away...Can we have to many of this drinking anthem? I think not! Well done sir Glass, thanks for dropping by and for the b-day wishes! A great choice and take on it right there.

The host wants whiskey in his jar, then lets give him some bonus whiskey.
I hope you guys like a slow version of Whiskey in the jar.

Well folks- the "Awesome Thin Lizzy Appreciation Playlist is now going strong, with this great lilting version of the classic. WIM- stupendous take on this one, and thank you. Oh I do love this song.

Oh, and thanks Pa for some more info on that beaut Davey played for us.

All right- I gotta go play a song or two and calm down.

ksiegel
10-13-2013, 11:23 AM
Felicitations on your Natal Day Anniversary, Dave!
(Shhh... don't tell anyone, but Nancy's is on Wednesday!)

You Libras!

I've known this song since I was a wee tad - it was on the 1958 album "A Mighty Day On Campus", by the Chad Mitchell Trio, with guitar and banjo accompaniment by a young Jim McGuinn, better known as Roger McGuinn of the Byrds.

Happy Hour, Everyone! And watch those cookies!


http://youtu.be/SSG42utafpY

wee_ginga_yin
10-13-2013, 12:11 PM
Chas and Dave classic song called the sideboard song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0qDEVVtZvk)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyVF7WyqBWY

I am in the UK at the moment so this is a bonus from way back.

Rob.

GinnyT11
10-13-2013, 12:30 PM
Here are some easy tips on having a great beer party, in case you didn't know how to do that.

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wallyboy
10-13-2013, 12:33 PM
happy birthday dave,

UkeyDave
10-13-2013, 12:38 PM
Chas and Dave classic song called the sideboard song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0qDEVVtZvk)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyVF7WyqBWY

I am in the UK at the moment so this is a bonus from way back.

Rob.

What an absolutely delightful original version of this Chas and Dave CLASSIC.
This is bloody brilliant Rob. Love the driving rhythm.

drbekken
10-13-2013, 12:40 PM
Happy Birthday; and SKÅL. (If that last word is unfamiliar, look it up in your favorite Norwegian dictionary.)

peewee
10-13-2013, 12:47 PM
HBD, TCK, no entry from me yet, coming soon. Bottoms Up!

decaturcomp
10-13-2013, 12:49 PM
"I knew there was a one-taker in here somewhere, boys."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8Xpf5gcaK4

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
10-13-2013, 02:04 PM
Hey Dave, Happy Birthday man! Sorry this one is so sloppy, no time to practice...just wanted to get one done for you this week. Cheers!


http://youtu.be/RJzNTOeKajI

Great choice, Eric, and lovely version. Love that subtle keyboard playing. My stripped-down version's sloooowly uploading as I type.

UncleMoon
10-13-2013, 02:05 PM
I heard someone's having a birthday, AND asking us to sing about booze. WOOT!


http://youtu.be/tW26GQe3tZk

Hochapeafarm
10-13-2013, 02:13 PM
Happy Birthday, Dave!!!! Really hoping to get one done for this week -- looking forward to all of the entries for this week's theme, for sure!

So, who's doing the "Piña Colada (and gettin' caught in the rain)" song????? ;-)

UncleMoon
10-13-2013, 02:17 PM
So, who's doing the "Piña Colada (and gettin' caught in the rain)" song????? ;-)

Rupert Holmes. Jimmy Buffet did a version of it too.

P.S. The song is called "Escape".

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-13-2013, 02:26 PM
our little Amber 59760
oh what a little sweetie. it's awful when they go, you miss them so. i'm glad i went back to review the whole thread and saw her pic



BirdsEyeView, that was brilliant! It was the first song I thought of--and immediately rejected because I couldn't think of an acceptable way to do it (though I considered having my son honk a horn every time the problematic word occurred).

thank you! i love the idea of your son honking the horn! please do it! i did think about adding - i have an audio file with that awful scratching sound a needle makes as it's pulled across a record - i thought of putting that over the offending lyrics. but in the end i had a whole load of fun changing the words!


TCK this is a great theme and already shaping up to be a super season - thanks for being our host

ukuleledaddy
10-13-2013, 03:47 PM
Having a little one take fun on your birthday TCK. Happy happy to you! John Prine.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdXx3NSRmCw

Jazzbanjorex
10-13-2013, 03:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX1T_8KckGI&feature=youtu.be

myrnaukelele
10-13-2013, 04:39 PM
This is Beer by Sean Tracey off his Trouble CD. Party on!

http://youtu.be/6WXBFrIziHs

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
10-13-2013, 05:36 PM
hDaVEppy birthECLOVERdaLEKIDy! Recorded this one before I heard Eric's amazing version. Can't have too much Replacements during happy hour, though.


http://youtu.be/pyeBmvzevFM

~dave~~wave~
10-13-2013, 06:49 PM
The Hamm's beer TV commercials with the animated bear debuted the year before I was born.
If you watched baseball or golf with your dad, you couldn't miss them.

Happy Birthday, Cousin David!





http://youtu.be/LHzeg1ygmFo

TCK
10-13-2013, 08:30 PM
Felicitations on your Natal Day Anniversary, Dave!
(Shhh... don't tell anyone, but Nancy's is on Wednesday!)

You Libras!

I've known this song since I was a wee tad - it was on the 1958 album "A Mighty Day On Campus", by the Chad Mitchell Trio, with guitar and banjo accompaniment by a young Jim McGuinn, better known as Roger McGuinn of the Byrds.

Happy Hour, Everyone! And watch those cookies!

OK- so I love the Byrds. I thought I had everything totally dialed there, and nope. What a great song, and I was so hoping we would get a temperance rally going- love this Kurt, thanks for playing it for us. Oh yeas, and send Nancy my best on her Birthday...we will still be celebrating over here so I will now officially add her to the hurrahs!


Chas and Dave classic song called the sideboard song
I am in the UK at the moment so this is a bonus from way back.

Rob.
And what a bonus it is. I know I asked for new videos, but I am glad this one showed up on the radar again...and well, if Chas and Dave were not here, it would be tragic. Thanks for joining the party Wee!


"I knew there was a one-taker in here somewhere, boys."

Sweet baby Jesus man- that was a one take? You have got to be kidding me! OK, so when I was sixteen, my mom would not let me in the house unless dad was home (with good reason). One night I stood around on the driveway until about 11 PM, getting a little cold, and wondering where dad was. Eventually I crawled into the back of Petunia (my 76 Dodge Adventurer Pick-Up) and fell asleep in the pile of discarded clothing I had in the back. In a surprising once in a life time role reversal, my dad showed up at home at about three AM. I saw the headlights, opened the camper shell and blinked at him "where the hell have you been?"
"Commander Cody played a show tonight".
So there is my lost planet airmen story. Great song Alan- thanks for playing it for us.

I heard someone's having a birthday, AND asking us to sing about booze. WOOT!

And here I was thinking that Whisky In The Jar would explode. I need a "Kickass covers of Margaritaville" Playlist now. Great job Moon. Solid choice, solid take on a classic.

Having a little one take fun on your birthday TCK. Happy happy to you! John Prine.....

Russian River, Campfire, Beer...little night time birding with the girls to find what goes HOOT! in the night, and then we close with this. A perfect night as far as I am concerned (aside from when we sneak into the Bohemian Grove to see the giant Owl). Thank you Daddy-o



This is unreal…I don't want to hedge any bets and what not, but this is jaw on the floor unreal...and I never would have expected it (should have, did not- I am dumb). Immediately stuck to the red vinyl interior of my moms Ford LTD as a six year old, practicing my whistling licks. Thanks for this.

This is Beer by Sean Tracey off his Trouble CD. Party on!

I would learn this great little song in a heartbeat- but there is NO WAY I could ever pull it off with your charm and finesse Myrna- thanks so much for this great song that had me giggling every time you said "BEER!". Think I will have another....

hDaVEppy birthECLOVERdaLEKIDy! Recorded this one before I heard Eric's amazing version. Can't have too much Replacements during happy hour, though.

Ah, my friend- this is another amazing version innit? OK, so did I really get Ralf on day one? WTH am I going to do Sunday? Such a great song, and the delivery so great. Thanks for arriving early, I hope you stay around and play us a seldom seen OnlyUkeThatMatters bonus (and tell Jessica I ain't turning out the lights until she get here :) )


The Hamm's beer TV commercials with the animated bear debuted the year before I was born.
If you watched baseball or golf with your dad, you couldn't miss them.

Happy Birthday, Cousin David!

I am not sure why anyone would watch Golf...but the game of base, I thought I was cured of it. Then I got sucked back in, and it takes up enormous amounts of time while I watch my team drag me through the dirt...and really I would not have it any other way. I figure I am hooked (I stopped watching when the strike went down) because those are fond memories of my dad. This song is indelibly imprinted on my frontal cortex and will never ever leave...fortunately I am just old enough to remember it. Thanks for that smile and road trip down memory lane cousin



Y'all sure are keeping me busy- would not have it any other way. Today at the wedding I officiated, the young fellow I was marrying to a kid I knew when she was fifteen dragged me out to the car after the ceremony and handed me a bottle of Blanton's Bourbon, so tonights cocktail of choice is:
The Regular
two ice cubes
Blanton's to the top.
Cheers folks
Make sure I have your videos where they ought to be...I am an idiot when I drink
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8snxFVe8paQ)

TCK
10-13-2013, 09:13 PM
So this is a big deal. Melissa has not picked up an Ukulele in a month-life just gets in the way tonight.
Today she asked what I wanted to do and I told her I sure would like to teach her a song.
She felt like that was an OK thing to do, even though she would rather die than listen to Thin Lizzy...
She played my favorite drinking song with me, and while I have played it before, this is special to me.
Oh yes- and Alan said it was Ok to play one on my own season...therefore it is.

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

pabrizzer
10-13-2013, 09:26 PM
Rye Whiskey Bonus #1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYa0CmP-th0

wee_ginga_yin
10-14-2013, 12:25 AM
Profanity warning for this old python song.


http://youtu.be/Dxh_bmC8Bw8

bunnyf
10-14-2013, 12:36 AM
Great vid Birdseye! Never heard that song (forgive me, I'm old, but I have HEARD of The Dead Kennedy's ...do I get points). I'm gonna have to add that one to my song list (good for open mic at bars). Thanks for putting it out there.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-14-2013, 03:41 AM
TCK - and mrs TCK - that was lovely! i especially love the supercute pets! there is only one thing better than a uke vid - and that's a uke vid with pets in. loved it!



Great vid Birdseye! Never heard that song (forgive me, I'm old, but I have HEARD of The Dead Kennedy's ...do I get points). I'm gonna have to add that one to my song list (good for open mic at bars). Thanks for putting it out there.
yes you get points!

lol!

if you take the f-word out of the original song, you don't have much left in the way of lyrics, so make sure open mic night is open minded night first! :) ;)

Joko
10-14-2013, 04:46 AM
I don't remember if I've ever submitted an original song to the SOTU... I think this is a first.

A demon alcohol song...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1BrOOhdt3Y

mythinformed
10-14-2013, 04:49 AM
Heres my 'lil offering for this seasons boozey theme ............


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWR_4o8u4oI&feature=youtu.be

barefootgypsy
10-14-2013, 06:00 AM
Happy birthday TCK! Just got back from a long weekend away, checking out the Seasons theme for this week and got my drinking thinking cap on now! Determined to throw SOMETHING into the party for ya, that I haven't thrown in before on another Season! It's looking good on here already, and loads of songs that I don't think I've heard before, I can't wait to watch them! Great theme for a birthday boy!

Shady Wilbury
10-14-2013, 07:14 AM
Whatever vicious variant of the cold virus has me under attack abated briefly earlier, so I was able to get this done while the party's still going on. Cheers!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VYE6G9h4cU

greyghost
10-14-2013, 08:56 AM
OK, inspired by Wim and Dave (Happy Birthday!), I've decided to join the ranks of those saluting Thin Lizzy. Here's my take on that song about whiskey.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT9P9tSbcrU

Tootler
10-14-2013, 10:06 AM
Managed to get some time to do some recording this afternoon.

Here is my entry: John Barleycorn is a Traditional English song about beer. It was covered by Traffic


http://youtu.be/NznX9dGbm7I

ukuleledaddy
10-14-2013, 11:07 AM
"Russian River, Campfire, Beer...little night time birding with the girls to find what goes HOOT! in the night, and then we close with this. A perfect night as far as I am concerned (aside from when we sneak into the Bohemian Grove to see the giant Owl). Thank you Daddy-o"

Glad you enjoyed it Dave. And that sounds like just about the perfect day. I don't know if I mentioned this before, but my dad is a retired teacher now and writes novels. He has two published. His second one is set on the Russian River in the '50s and there's a whole scene with that exact owl.



"Y'all sure are keeping me busy- would not have it any other way."

Well, since you asked. And I probably have plenty more coming. And they will likely all be sloppy one takes. Like this. Joe Purdy......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_YlG1UysjA

elmann
10-14-2013, 11:11 AM
Take a little dash: Jacky Daniels or Johnny Walker?
I translated Johnny, 'cause he's legendary in .de by M.-M. Westernhagen in the 80s and 90s.
Will this be 'nhappyhour? (IMHO Jack tastes better)


http://youtu.be/_O7vyAjRESc

Tootler
10-14-2013, 11:17 AM
Here's a bonus.

In folk clubs in the UK in the 1960s, two songs in particular were sung to death. One was Whiskey in the Jar and the other was this one, The Wild Rover. The Wild Rover was popularised by the Dubliners and as a result it is often thought of as an Irish song. However the Dubliners based their version on a version collected in Norfolk (England) by Ewan MacColl from a Norfolk Fisherman, Sam Larner. The song itself was published in Broadsides throughout the 19th century in various versions and seems to have been widely distributed throughout England.


http://youtu.be/jStXEygcMGI

The Dubliners, btw, always acknowledged their sources on their record sleeves.

UkeyDave
10-14-2013, 12:08 PM
Here's a bonus.

In folk clubs in the UK in the 1960s, two songs in particular were sung to death. One was Whiskey in the Jar and the other was this one, The Wild Rover. The Wild Rover was popularised by the Dubliners and as a result it is often thought of as an Irish song. However the Dubliners based their version on a version collected in Norfolk (England) by Ewan MacColl from a Norfolk Fisherman, Sam Larner. The song itself was published in Broadsides throughout the 19th century in various versions and seems to have been widely distributed throughout England.


http://youtu.be/jStXEygcMGI

The Dubliners, btw, always acknowledged their sources on their record sleeves.
Geoff - you never fail to astound me with your knowledge of these old traditional songs. I love this song but always thought it was Irish. Well well "no never no more" ;-)

wallyboy
10-14-2013, 12:56 PM
heres my bash,couldnt get the rythmn right on this, good old pub song,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKSGBBCWVD8

Tootler
10-14-2013, 01:46 PM
Geoff - you never fail to astound me with your knowledge of these old traditional songs. I love this song but always thought it was Irish. Well well "no never no more" ;-)

It's a matter of what books you have on your bookshelf. Traditional song books tend to have information on the songs in them. Very useful it is. There's also Folky websites such as Mudcat Cafe - http://mudcat.org which is the one I usually use, though it can be a bit frustrating getting connected at times, like just now while I am writing this.

Well, off to bed now as I have to up and away to London tomorrow.

southside mike
10-14-2013, 02:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9ZUpHyxcIs
Who did more drinking and playing than George Jones?

TCK
10-14-2013, 03:50 PM
Again, no rest for the wicked around here, and for that I am glad- what a ton of great videos you lot dropped today!
Thanks all again for the birthday wishes, I am getting used to makin' my birthday a week from now on (as Mel rolls her eyes)...in any event, I knew you Seasonista's could deliver the party.
On to today's commentary:


Rye Whiskey Bonus #1

I like the sound of that- Bonus #1...meaning there is need for a system to count them. This is a timely hum-dinger Pa. I am not sure if it is universal, but for YEARS Rye was represented as only one brand (Old Overholt) an the shelves. Over the last two or so, it has popped up all over the place, kind of the latest "in vogue" spirit. Anyway- great delivery here of a fantastic old tune.

Profanity warning for this old python song.

It is always nice to be warned before profanity is spread about. Fantastically clever song that had the over-educated ten ear old in me rolling from the belly laughs, and of course there is that Wee delivery- thanks for bringing this one out.


I don't remember if I've ever submitted an original song to the SOTU... I think this is a first.
A demon alcohol song...

When I thought of this as a theme, I was worried it might offend. Then I thought it would be great if we got some songs about the side of the coin that is less than pleasant. This here is beyond expectation. This is a beaut of a song Joko, and a certainly courageous tale. I enjoyed traveling with you for a minute and hearing your story. Thanks for putting this one out there.


Heres my 'lil offering for this seasons boozey theme ............

I was hoping Dino would make it to this season. Oh how I love him, and you nailed it mate...the hat, the croon, just needs a highball (which makes ukin' really difficult). Excellent delivery- excellent song choice


Whatever vicious variant of the cold virus has me under attack abated briefly earlier, so I was able to get this done while the party's still going on. Cheers!

Chuffed you are feeling a little better, and you Hagged up the season for me! This is often sung out here in the woods during our beer fueled summer nights...wish you could be there to do it with us


OK, inspired by Wim and Dave (Happy Birthday!), I've decided to join the ranks of those saluting Thin Lizzy. Here's my take on that song about whiskey.
Really, you gotta teach Mel how to do that bit at the beginning! Excellent addition to the "Thin Lizzy Appreciation Playlist". It may be in poor taste because the drugs and the booze took Lynott way too early, but I just love that song- thanks for buying us another round.


Managed to get some time to do some recording this afternoon.

Here is my entry: John Barleycorn is a Traditional English song about beer. It was covered by Traffic

We are lucky indeed to have TWO versions of this fantastic old tune this season. This was fantastic Tootler, and I expected nothing less. A great many traditional tunes exist for this theme, and I knew you would be at the door ready to take the party back to those days. Thanks for playing along.

Glad you enjoyed it Dave. And that sounds like just about the perfect day. I don't know if I mentioned this before, but my dad is a retired teacher now and writes novels. He has two published. His second one is set on the Russian River in the '50s and there's a whole scene with that exact owl.
Well, since you asked. And I probably have plenty more coming. And they will likely all be sloppy one takes. Like this. Joe Purdy......

His follow up will have to be a piece on the Russian River in the 2000 teens...and the night ukulele wielding hoodlums broke into the grove and played songs for the owl ;)
Mate- if that was sloppy, you need another to slow you down. Great stuff, keep 'em coming!

TCK
10-14-2013, 03:58 PM
Take a little dash: Jacky Daniels or Johnny Walker?
I translated Johnny, 'cause he's legendary in .de by M.-M. Westernhagen in the 80s and 90s.
Will this be 'nhappyhour? (IMHO Jack tastes better)

I know I have said this before, but I could watch you do your thing forever- such a great performer...addictive enthusiasm makes it half way around the world. I did not know this song, so you need to let me know who it is by. It is a beaut Elmann, and thanks for coming to the party

Here's a bonus.
In folk clubs in the UK in the 1960s, two songs in particular were sung to death. One was Whiskey in the Jar and the other was this one, The Wild Rover. The Wild Rover was popularised by the Dubliners and as a result it is often thought of as an Irish song. However the Dubliners based their version on a version collected in Norfolk (England) by Ewan MacColl from a Norfolk Fisherman, Sam Larner. The song itself was published in Broadsides throughout the 19th century in various versions and seems to have been widely distributed throughout England.
The Dubliners, btw, always acknowledged their sources on their record sleeves.
And then he drops it. Everyone pay close attention, because Tootler is taking us to school...and then he is going to wallop us over the heads with the quintessential drinking tune from across the pond. Man I love it when class is in session Tootler- we are pretty blessed to have you around here, thanks for another round!

heres my bash,couldnt get the rythmn right on this, good old pub song,

And then we get another, back to back! You had me swinging to the new timing you threw at this...we call that "making it your own" Wally- not a bash at all. Thanks for coming to the party!


Who did more drinking and playing than George Jones?
This would have been a pretty weak season about drinking without the Possum Mike, and you brought it in spades. Phenomenal delivery of a great song (we know how I like that old country). Great playing and singing...and the Possum. If I had assigned the songs I surely would not have picked a better one. Thanks for bringing him to the get-together.

decaturcomp
10-14-2013, 05:02 PM
I believe I've been deputized to say who can play what this season so I say I can play this video again from the time I couldn't convince myself to try to learn a Metallica song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOPdhxTOnHM
The Goys are back in towne.

lelouden
10-14-2013, 05:04 PM
Happy Birthday TKC and CHEERS! The fella's and I got together just for you and... well, we put this little ditty together just for you!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtjCXPxhMuc&feature=player_detailpageEntry coming Soon.

TCK
10-14-2013, 05:16 PM
So many new videos to watch today, I nearly forgot...
One of my favorite drinks is the Moscow Mule, and while perusing for a cocktail recipe I found that it was created in LA at a joint called The Cock N' Bull. Apparently this place was the spot for fifty years (starting in 1937)...
Anyway, their namesake sounds like one I will have to make for Mel, as I would NEVER mix Bourbon with anything- that said I am sure there are those of you out there who enjoy mixology.
Cock N Bull Special
3/4 oz Bourbon
3/4 oz Bénédictine
1/2 oz Cognac
1/4 oz Curaçao
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Build in an Old Fashioned glass with a big ice cube. Stir to chill and garnish with an orange twist.
Cheers

TCK
10-14-2013, 05:23 PM
I believe I've been deputized to say who can play what this season so I say I can play this video again from the time I couldn't convince myself to try to learn a Metallica song:
The Goys are back in towne.
Indeed you have been! Especially if you help me pick a winner...my god man these folks are good. I'm getting a headache just thinking about it.
Metallica huh? I remember being in the same boat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITiWVYqWVVA
At least I had good company.

Happy Birthday TKC and CHEERS! The fella's and I got together just for you and... well, we put this little ditty together just for you! Entry coming Soon.
HAHAHA- Thanks- that was a belly laugh! Can't wait to see what you have for us

TCK
10-14-2013, 05:37 PM
Try as I might to resist, I can't help but play with you all.
Then comes the task of finding a song I know you all won't pick (I know repeats are great, but I like to play a new one and I am sure there are others like that).
In any event- I did a really crappy video of this song for Myrna in season 19 or something. I have always hated that video because I could not make it sound the way I wanted to back then. I figure I can now.
This is "Lift My Jug To The Sky" by William Elliot Whitmore. He does it a lot better than I do, but I figure this ain't half bad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SM8Tu7H4KA&feature=youtu.be

myrnaukelele
10-14-2013, 06:33 PM
Love the redo of "Lift My Jug to the Sky". I'm gonna add it to the Season 19 Playlist.
And you can add this one to the Margaritaville playlist.;)

http://youtu.be/zNo3AaXIk7w

TCK
10-14-2013, 06:54 PM
Glad you liked it Myrna, glad you remembered it...yikes.
This is gold (Salt Salt Salt!)- You have your playlist. Last Train To Margaritaville (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYzV809rmiZiJcklsCzZOqRxDW-MHqa4d). Loving how this is going down
Love the redo of "Lift My Jug to the Sky". I'm gonna add it to the Season 19 Playlist.
And you can add this one to the Margaritaville playlist.;)

http://youtu.be/zNo3AaXIk7w

Rustyy
10-14-2013, 07:00 PM
Hmmm.
Tried posting this a few hours ago, but I'm not sure if the computer froze before completion.
I guess i won't know until I try again.

So, as I said, this is my first entry, so please be gentle.
I think I have done everything correctly.
I went and bought myself a new hat.
Donned it at a jaunty angle.
Then tried over and over to get thru the song without messing it up.
Jaunty angle was lost several times, frustration increased.
I didn't realise my recording instruments (ipad) were so poor till I heard how they turned out my best efforts ha ha.

Anyway for better or worse here it is, and happy Birthday TCK

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgPowPYU47Y

TCK
10-14-2013, 07:27 PM
I could get used to this one at a time comment thing (NOT- I better have a FLOOD tomorrow like I had today)Rusty- tell you what. If my FIRST seasons video sounded HALF that good, I would probably not be kicking around here 70 seasons later still trying to figure this Ukulele out. A fantastic FIRST entry here mate. Oh yeah, and I am totally into the jaunty angle of your hat- brings the whole thing together- a hearty welcome to the seasons from your host...and a thank you for giving us the impetus to play our season drinking game.
Hmmm.
Tried posting this a few hours ago, but I'm not sure if the computer froze before completion.
I guess i won't know until I try again.

So, as I said, this is my first entry, so please be gentle.
I think I have done everything correctly.
I went and bought myself a new hat.
Donned it at a jaunty angle.
Then tried over and over to get thru the song without messing it up.
Jaunty angle was lost several times, frustration increased.
I didn't realise my recording instruments (ipad) were so poor till I heard how they turned out my best efforts ha ha.

Anyway for better or worse here it is, and happy Birthday TCK

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgPowPYU47Y

GinnyT11
10-14-2013, 07:36 PM
I could get used to this one at a time comment thing (NOT- I better have a FLOOD tomorrow like I had today)Rusty- tell you what. If my FIRST seasons video sounded HALF that good, I would probably not be kicking around here 70 seasons later still trying to figure this Ukulele out. A fantastic FIRST entry here mate. Oh yeah, and I am totally into the jaunty angle of your hat- brings the whole thing together- a hearty welcome to the seasons form your host...and a thank you for giving us the impetus to play our season drinking game.

Drink up, everyone! FIRST is the secret word that tells us all to take a shot.

Welcome, Rustyy! You've just described everyone's first-post experience!

Rustyy
10-14-2013, 07:43 PM
oops. Meant to put in an apology to Mithinformed for doubling up on his choice. Well done to him, too
I just couldn't let all that practice go to waste

TCK
10-14-2013, 07:50 PM
There is no rule that states a song can't be played more than once...I will just make a new playlist mate :)
oops. Meant to put in an apology to Mithinformed for doubling up on his choice. Well done to him, too
I just couldn't let all that practice go to waste

TCK
10-14-2013, 07:57 PM
In other news, we have found Melissa's Kryptonite! I was learning a tune tonight, and I walked out of the den to her crumpled face asking me what the hell I was doing playing it...
"Well, everyone else is playing it, I figured I would join in the fun"
"Everyone else doing it does not mean you have to"
"Wow- you all right hun?"
"I *bleep*ing hate Jimmy Buffet"
Awesome. Jimmy Buffet is Melissa's Eagles- I had no idea...and therefore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GgHFEZH4Kw&feature=youtu.be
OK- I figure I am in trouble for making this, and allowing happy hour to turn into two...so I am off to make amends. See you all tomorrow after work.
Cheers

lelouden
10-14-2013, 09:29 PM
In other news, we have found Melissa's Kryptonite! I was learning a tune tonight, and I walked out of the den to her crumpled face asking me what the hell I was doing playing it...
"Well, everyone else is playing it, I figured I would join in the fun" I know the feeling! I think my husband thinks Im having an affair with my computer or my Ukes. HMMM... wonder which one he's more threatened by:)

Hmmm.
Tried posting this a few hours ago, but I'm not sure if the computer froze before completion.
I guess i won't know until I try again.

So, as I said, this is my first entry, so please be gentle.
I think I have done everything correctly.
I went and bought myself a new hat.
Donned it at a jaunty angle.
Then tried over and over to get thru the song without messing it up.
Jaunty angle was lost several times, frustration increased.
I didn't realise my recording instruments (ipad) were so poor till I heard how they turned out my best efforts ha ha.
Great job and welcome to to madness. Ive been here only a few weeks myself and can really relate. Don't forget to check your posted comments on youtube. Most the members comment through youtube Ive found. Loved the hat too!

CharlotteC
10-14-2013, 10:15 PM
Here is my entry (with Pa).
The melody is from Slim Dusty's song - I Love to Have a Beer With Duncan but Pa wouldn't let me sing about beer so he made up his own words.
So now we call it - I Love to Have Juice With Grandpa.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYy2STbUYKM

Pa makes me type all this and I typed all the "Thank yous" for all the beaut YouTube comments.

peewee
10-14-2013, 10:18 PM
I am too sober for this, but I just snuck one take in before bedtime. I have a list of songs a mile long, and most have no chords available on line, including this ditty from the Magnetic Fields. The original is played on the 2 bass strings of a guitar, this kind of sounds like a similar progression. To me. Featuring the octave uke, capo-ed at the second fret cuz I just can't croak any lower.
Anyway, lyrics too clever by half, and rendition too hurried by a whole.

http://youtu.be/CmxyOUitYqw


http://youtu.be/CmxyOUitYqw

Cheers, TCK!

Oh and I misnumbered the season. 87! 87! 87! dammit

mythinformed
10-14-2013, 10:31 PM
oops. Meant to put in an apology to Mithinformed for doubling up on his choice. Well done to him, too
I just couldn't let all that practice go to waste
Firstly welcome to the Seasons Rusty and secondly your entry was excellent mate well done.

No need to apologise either its great listening to others interpretations of the same song and is cool to do on here.....check out 'Whiskey in the Jar' !! Lol

wee_ginga_yin
10-15-2013, 12:28 AM
It is always nice to be warned before profanity is spread about. Fantastically clever song that had the over-educated ten ear old in me rolling from the belly laughs, and of course there is that Wee delivery- thanks for bringing this one out.


I think it is the juxtaposition that all the moral philosophers should contradict all their own theories when they are blind drunk... does that then prove that their thesis are wrong :-)

It was lovely how they could work so many philosophical ideas into the song.

Rob.

wee_ginga_yin
10-15-2013, 12:39 AM
Novelty song from the 60's sung by the Scaffold (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-JgFVZEuTw).
Lily the Pink" is a modernisation of an older folk song titled "The Ballad of Lydia Pinkham (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lydia_Pinkham)". The lyrics celebrate the "medicinal compound" invented by Lily the Pink, and, in each verse, chronicle some extraordinary cure which it has effected.


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

uke4ia
10-15-2013, 01:24 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QhHRhKpDXc

This is a song by the Drive-By Truckers called "The Fourth Night of My Drinking".

Ever since we went to Bermuda on Vacation in June, I've been drinking Dark and Stormys (Gosling's black rum and ginger beer). Which is weird, because I didn't have any when we were actually there.

frisbee fred
10-15-2013, 01:54 AM
Back in a hotel room with a lousy PC microphone trying not to bother the neighbors....

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

TCK
10-15-2013, 04:38 AM
Daybreak bird song is a cacophony outside my window, nekkid kitty is yelling because she is cold and I am up to meet the day, coffee in hand and videos to watch...perfect. What a way to greet the day folks-

Here is my entry (with Pa).
The melody is from Slim Dusty's song - I Love to Have a Beer With Duncan but Pa wouldn't let me sing about beer so he made up his own words.
So now we call it - I Love to Have Juice With Grandpa.
Pa makes me type all this and I typed all the "Thank yous" for all the beaut YouTube comments.
And what a way to start the day off! Sweet as that glass of juice I am sure- just a delight to see you and your gran playing together every time Cha. Thanks so much for coming out to my party! Made the whole morning a little brighter.


I am too sober for this, but I just snuck one take in before bedtime. I have a list of songs a mile long, and most have no chords available on line, including this ditty from the Magnetic Fields. The original is played on the 2 bass strings of a guitar, this kind of sounds like a similar progression. To me. Featuring the octave uke, capo-ed at the second fret cuz I just can't croak any lower.
Anyway, lyrics too clever by half, and rendition too hurried by a whole.
Cheers, TCK!
Yes! Peewee got here- fantastic! I don't really "get" the Magnetic Fields, but after a close listen to the lyrics here and what I am sure is a more melodic interpretation of the original arrangement, I may have to revisit. I will provide a list of theirs I would like to hear given the Peewee treatment- hows the work? Thanks for popping by Peewee, and for the birthday wishes, and for the song- one I have never heard. Excellent.


Novelty song from the 60's sung by the Scaffold (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-JgFVZEuTw).
Lily the Pink" is a modernisation of an older folk song titled "The Ballad of Lydia Pinkham (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lydia_Pinkham)". The lyrics celebrate the "medicinal compound" invented by Lily the Pink, and, in each verse, chronicle some extraordinary cure which it has effected.

Wonderful song Wee! I am fascinated by all these herbal remedies- might have a little to do with local history (http://www.institutefortraditionalstudies.org/its_preston.html) and folk-lore, but what a perfect song for you (again, one I had not heard), thanks for the introduction.



This is a song by the Drive-By Truckers called "The Fourth Night of My Drinking".

Ever since we went to Bermuda on Vacation in June, I've been drinking Dark and Stormys (Gosling's black rum and ginger beer). Which is weird, because I didn't have any when we were actually there.
I have at least for songs from the Trucker's flagged as fodder for happy hour, and I figured there was no way that any of them would ever get played. Thanks not only for your great rendition of this song, but also for introducing the Drive By Truckers to the Seasons I am pretty certain. Great stuff! Glad you made it Uke4Ia

Back in a hotel room with a lousy PC microphone trying not to bother the neighbors....

Glad you made it in from on the road Fred! I hoped...so hoped...that we would all get to see you in Lederhosen, but I think I heard everyone yell "Fred!" when you walked in, so I figure they don't care what you are wearing. Great song well played as always, and thanks for stopping by on your travels. I am sure your hotel neighbors were tapping their feet just like I was.

I suppose the Bloody Mary or the Gin Fizz...or a Mimosa are about the only morning cocktails that one could imbibe in the morning. I need to refrain and teach 200 kids something today, but this variation on the theme sounded appealing:
The Bloody Derby- Lily, you in?
Ingredients:
4 cubes ice
4 oz tomato juice
1 1/2 oz bourbon
1/4 tsp freshly grated horseradish to taste
1/4 tsp minced garlic to taste
pinch of kosher salt to taste
freshly cracked tricolor pepper to taste
1/2 tsp Tabasco to taste
2 wedges of lemon
2 wedges of lime
celery and carrot sticks
adorable sweet baby peppers
Directions:
Mix ice, tomato juice, bourbon, horseradish, garlic, salt, pepper, Tabasco, juice of one lemon wedge and juice of one lime wedge in a chilled glass.
Garnish with remaining citrus, celery and carrot sticks, and sweet peppers.
Drink with brunch outdoors, while listening to old speakeasy music, or when perusing the Sunday Times.
Cheers- Dave

elmann
10-15-2013, 05:04 AM
Dont think, somebody knows _no_ booze song, but maybe you're searching this

http://www.thelmagazine.com/TheMeasure/archives/2013/05/08/a-booze-playlist-the-20-best-drinking-songs
or this
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/ug_news/top_10_best_drinking_rock_songs.html
or ....

myrnaukelele
10-15-2013, 05:28 AM
Set my Beer video to Private as I finally remembered I'm a middle school librarian and it is totally inappropriate. Glad you got to see it TCK! And if you missed it sorry...I'll post a less controversial vid as my entry before the week is out.

Barbablanca
10-15-2013, 06:09 AM
Set my Beer video to Private as I finally remembered I'm a middle school librarian and it is totally inappropriate. Glad you got to see it TCK! And if you missed it sorry...I'll post a less controversial vid as my entry before the week is out.

You can set it to an intermediate setting, "UNLISTED" - nobody can stumble on it, by accident, but if they have the link they can see it. That might be your best alternative in this case.

glass
10-15-2013, 06:23 AM
You can set it to an intermediate setting, "UNLISTED" - nobody can stumble on it, by accident, but if they have the link they can see it. That might be your best alternative in this case.

yes this, I missed it too.......

TCK
10-15-2013, 07:45 AM
Yeah Myrna, unlisted is a great work- around. My students have found my YouTube page because they have nothin better to do than stalk me on the Internet, but only a few know where this place is and their parents will manage what they see. So far it has worked
Set my Beer video to Private as I finally remembered I'm a middle school librarian and it is totally inappropriate. Glad you got to see it TCK! And if you missed it sorry...I'll post a less controversial vid as my entry before the week is out.

decaturcomp
10-15-2013, 09:33 AM
Happy to help pick the winners, TCK. I'll consider that an invite to 'judge that ye be not judged' and that all of my posts here are nothing but vapor except that they're things I wanna share. This is one of my favorite songs I've ever discovered/learned because of the seasons. A Guy Clark tune that fits here and I don't think I could do it any better by re-recording...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLQOjzx59fw

greenie44
10-15-2013, 09:40 AM
Hey, the whole point is to get loaded, right? And this song, covered by many, most notably Los Lobos, gets right to the point.

I begin with an homage to Frank Fontaine, which those out there of the right age and nationality will remember. Hope you all like it.


http://youtu.be/nQR4H30a3DE

Tootler
10-15-2013, 12:02 PM
I would just like to say thanks to those who have made comments on my videos. I'm at my daughter' sat the moment and am struggling with iPad and You Tube. They don't seem to mix and I have a struggle to post or respond to comments from the iPad. They just don't seem to take. Probably because You Tube belongs to the hated (by Apple) Google.

lelouden
10-15-2013, 12:35 PM
Back in the early 60's my mother turned down an offer to join the New Christy Minstrels. She had five young children and her family was more important to her. Our house was full of folk music. She continues to sing locally and eventually my sister and I joined in with her on occasion and always sang in three part harmony. She was a very gifted musician and vocalist. I wish I had even a handful of her talent. We lost her to heart problems in 2011. One of the songs we always sang together was "Walking Cane", appropriate for season 87/Alcohol. Hope your Birthday was wonderful TKC and that you don't have a slitting headache today!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WryG1tvnnPo&feature=youtu.beThis will likely be the only first take video I do! Hope not...but this one I know well:)

GinnyT11
10-15-2013, 12:59 PM
Back in the early 60's my mother turned down an offer to join the New Christy Minstrels. She had five young children and her family was more important to her. Our house was full of folk music. She continues to sing locally and eventually my sister and I joined in with her on occasion and always sang in three part harmony. She was a very gifted musician and vocalist. I wish I had even a handful of her talent. We lost her to heart problems in 2011. One of the songs we always sang together was "Walking Cane", appropriate for season 87/Alcohol. Hope your Birthday was wonderful TKC and that you don't have a slitting headache today!

Linda, your mother is smiling on you today! That is a beautiful performance. I like your "music room" there.

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
10-15-2013, 01:00 PM
I'm back for a second week running in the seasons. [seems like s good excuse to increase my repertoire]
This is my attempt at a Tom T hall song that I first heard way back in the 1980's on a Brendan Shine cassette tape .... remember those?

This short little video took almost as long to upload to utube as it did for me to find the dots and practice it.
you'll notice that this week I am relegated to the side passage of our house as I had to record it after the little one was in bed as he was dragging the tripod about when I did it while he was up :^(


http://youtu.be/20UNBrhOzXo

lelouden
10-15-2013, 01:26 PM
Linda, your mother is smiling on you today! That is a beautiful performance. I like your "music room" there.
Thanks Ginny so much. She is surely missed!

lelouden
10-15-2013, 01:29 PM
I am relegated to the side passage of our house as I had to record it after the little one was in bed as he was dragging the tripod about when I did it while he was up :^(Wow does that sound familiar! Great Job. You sure do have the musicality in you. Your going to pass many of us up real fast!

GinnyT11
10-15-2013, 02:34 PM
http://youtu.be/hpX7D1JO5Xc

This is more a drinking song than a song about drinking. Though I've discarded my true love in the song, I do like my pinot noir here at home, whether he's here or not.

Jazzbanjorex
10-15-2013, 03:20 PM
My turn at Whiskey In The Jar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJnB35mSog4&feature=youtu.be

Jazzbanjorex
10-15-2013, 03:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSBqUSlCQM4

Jazzbanjorex
10-15-2013, 03:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux80ez6Fzcc&feature=youtu.be

Jazzbanjorex
10-15-2013, 03:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQHK_wMfTK0&feature=youtu.be

TCK
10-15-2013, 03:42 PM
Another great day of videos for all of us! Awesome stuff folks, keep them coming and make sure I have not gone and put your stuff in the wrong places (mostly the entry playlist- check that one).
All right, where do I begin?

Happy to help pick the winners, TCK. I'll consider that an invite to 'judge that ye be not judged' and that all of my posts here are nothing but vapor except that they're things I wanna share. This is one of my favorite songs I've ever discovered/learned because of the seasons. A Guy Clark tune that fits here and I don't think I could do it any better by re-recording...

Hahaha- judge that ye not be judged, love that. They are all just sing-a-longs anyway, and that Guy Clark song was definitely one worth re-visiting. Thanks for sharing it with us

Hey, the whole point is to get loaded, right? And this song, covered by many, most notably Los Lobos, gets right to the point.
I begin with an homage to Frank Fontaine, which those out there of the right age and nationality will remember. Hope you all like it.

The intro was HILARIOUS but I was not expecting the bluesy bomb that was lurking right after it. Great song, and well done for sure. Glad you could make it, fantastic choice of a song there.

Back in the early 60's my mother turned down an offer to join the New Christy Minstrels. She had five young children and her family was more important to her. Our house was full of folk music. She continues to sing locally and eventually my sister and I joined in with her on occasion and always sang in three part harmony. She was a very gifted musician and vocalist. I wish I had even a handful of her talent. We lost her to heart problems in 2011. One of the songs we always sang together was "Walking Cane", appropriate for season 87/Alcohol. Hope your Birthday was wonderful TKC and that you don't have a slitting headache today!This will likely be the only first take video I do! Hope not...but this one I know well:)
Had the splitting headache, mostly from the 200 rambunctious wee ones at work though ;)
This is a pretty amazing tune, but what baffled me more was the connections. My other go-to theme was "songs for mom and dad". I binned it because it was a little too close to home for so many of us- how could you have known I was thinking that? In any event- the song here is perfect. The delivery; singing, playing and multi-tracking is all way above the bar- exceedingly well done. Glad you made the party, and thanks for playing that one for us. Everyone? To Lelouden's Mom!

I'm back for a second week running in the seasons. [seems like s good excuse to increase my repertoire]
This is my attempt at a Tom T hall song that I first heard way back in the 1980's on a Brendan Shine cassette tape .... remember those?

This short little video took almost as long to upload to utube as it did for me to find the dots and practice it.
you'll notice that this week I am relegated to the side passage of our house as I had to record it after the little one was in bed as he was dragging the tripod about when I did it while he was up :^(

Welcome back Waffles! So nice to see you again, and it seems we have gained another "Attic Man" (to our credit- every group needs those). I only know one Tom T. Hall song...something about Old Dogs, but I was happy to learn this one. Exceptional outing there, and I certainly hope you will be coming back.
When I first logged onto this roller coaster, I figured I would increase my repertoire as well. While I have gotten fast at reading and figuring, these will become a blur and not help with the repertoire really. This is certainly offset by the GOBS of fun we have (probably more important). Cheers


This is more a drinking song than a song about drinking. Though I've discarded my true love in the song, I do like my pinot noir here at home, whether he's here or not.
Aye- Pinot Noir...I shake my fist in anger at you, and demand you give back my wife! Haha- great tune here Ginny, played in a rollicking fun tempo- had me sucked in enough that for the first time in seasons history, I went and strapped on the old stomach Steinway and played along! Good times...


My turn at Whiskey In The Jar

Right on Rex! Now we have as many as we do "Margaritaville"! Thanks for buying us another round there, great fun.

Thanks all for your time and energy, and enthusiasm. Your kind regards and high spirits...I am having more fun than I ought to be allowed to. Off to learn my song for today (not sure what that is)- I will see you all later

MattLindahl
10-15-2013, 04:15 PM
Work is the curse of the drinking class.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGI3PeLf4ag
Cheers!

Jazzbanjorex
10-15-2013, 04:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fc2HoE9WEjs&feature=youtu.be

decaturcomp
10-15-2013, 04:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvuV306wL-o

decaturcomp
10-15-2013, 04:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq3LwXoums8

decaturcomp
10-15-2013, 04:59 PM
Return of the MoonshineCam. Only, you didn't have our help this time.
This is about the prettiest song I ever heard my Brother.


Work is the curse of the drinking class.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGI3PeLf4ag
Cheers!

TCK
10-15-2013, 05:08 PM
So, last time I logged in, there was only one Jazzbanjorex video displaying. I come back and there are FOUR MORE. This is a blessing folks...it is no secret that I am a fanboy. Rex- thank you for this walk through your Irish repertoire as we will all be far better off having heard it- simply wonderful, and I thank you for really throwing down tonight. Smiling ear to ear on this end.


Work is the curse of the drinking class.

Cheers!
Matt- this is the first song I played after I posted the thread for this season. Now, of course Mr. Chicken is going to bring his a-game when he pops by a season...this we know, but this song. Well- you did the hell out of it. Thanks so much for coming to the party

Alan- busy man tonight. Love both these tunes as you knew I would, and you are right- not all happy hours involve alcohol (birds, ukulele...and you guys haven't even met the yoyo collection). Great songs for sure (hesitant to allow you to be deputy at this point...), but that second number- someday I am going to walk out onto joshua tree wearing a nudie shirt and you are going to teach it to me, for I don't know who threw the liquor in the well, but I think I know who found it. Thanks for these mate.

Jazzbanjorex
10-15-2013, 05:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=933WLg5WAbc&feature=youtu.be
Okay, I gotta go to bed...

TCK
10-15-2013, 05:15 PM
No- not yet!!!! Powerful showing tonight, I am fairly certain no one has ever done 6 bonus songs in one evening...I officially dub you the life of the party mate. Thanks for all these great songs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=933WLg5WAbc&feature=youtu.be
Okay, I gotta go to bed...

TCK
10-15-2013, 05:23 PM
Now wait a minute- who invited this guy? I don't like him...and Rex just played a bunch of Irish songs for us. Time to go John L. Sullivan on him ;)
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MattLindahl
10-15-2013, 05:28 PM
I caught a real buzz of excitement when I stumbled onto this contest. Sometimes time is hard to find, but glad I had a bit. Peace Alan- See you in June if not before somewhere in SEukerland...Hap Birf TCK!

TCK
10-15-2013, 05:29 PM
So- how 'bout we pretend that this was going to happen all along (because we knew it would)...
And given that Rex played us six and Alan played us two (and gave us an oldie) tonight...well, I just can't keep out of the bonus banter. I am a weak weak man.
I'm in C- go git yer Ukuleles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SeqjjriIrA&feature=youtu.be
Oh yes- and for tonight:
The Autumn Wind
Ingredients:

1 oz Jameson Irish whiskey
1 oz Hiram Walker Original Cinnamon Schnapps
2 dashes Angostura bitters
3 oz good quality apple cider
Preparation:

In a double rocks glass (also known as a bucket), add first three ingredients.
Add ice.
Pour apple cider over the the ice. Stir briefly to blend. Serve.
Cheers

decaturcomp
10-15-2013, 06:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGyLjJbdQDk

decaturcomp
10-15-2013, 06:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT1td0yY2Tc

TCK
10-15-2013, 06:14 PM
YES! Tonight has been a bonus song tour de force...and to quote my dear friend Alan, the misfits have taken over the asylum. I could not be smiling any wider Alan, thanks so much for bringing Mr. Thompson to our party, you know how I love this stuff.
Everyone- me and Alan will be here all night...and we will be waiting for you tomorrow. Man do I love hosting a season- probably more than I love playing in them. Thanks all, and especially our bonus song warriors tonight. I got a special place in my heart for them. After all, wasn't it the Attic man who posted the first bonus?

lelouden
10-15-2013, 06:16 PM
Had the splitting headache, mostly from the 200 rambunctious wee ones at work though
This is a pretty amazing tune, but what baffled me more was the connections. My other go-to theme was "songs for mom and dad". I binned it because it was a little too close to home for so many of us- how could you have known I was thinking that? In any event- the song here is perfect. The delivery; singing, playing and multi-tracking is all way above the bar- exceedingly well done. Glad you made the party, and thanks for playing that one for us. Everyone? To Lelouden's Mom!Such kind words TKC. Truthfully I feel intimidated by all the talent here but I figure hey, what the heck. Just go for it:) The multi-tracking and harmonica was done by me(Everyone). And we all appreciate the kindness!

TCK
10-15-2013, 06:19 PM
I have been around for 70 of these (I have watched them all)...I have played 245 songs for these folks, and hosted four seasons- you have NOTHING to be intimidated about (he says as he plunges his head into the sand), You keep doing that and well, you will rise right to the top.
Such kind words TKC. Truthfully I feel intimidated by all the talent here but I figure hey, what the heck. Just go for it:) The multi-tracking and harmonica was done by me(Everyone). And we all appreciate the kindness!

decaturcomp
10-15-2013, 06:24 PM
He's right LL>
I know I told you over on your video, but Respect aplenty from my house.

decaturcomp
10-15-2013, 06:44 PM
This one was still processing when I fell asleep at my station. Maybe it's up by now. A great Guy Clark number, I think:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiKUANhp65I

TCK
10-15-2013, 07:09 PM
This one was still processing when I fell asleep at my station. Maybe it's up by now. A great Guy Clark number, I think:

As I take a puff on my blu E-cig, I can't help but think what a beaut this is. You know...that Guy Clark, he is a hero of mine. I always trust my cape.

watchyourtoes
10-15-2013, 08:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnY9FYJUN3g&feature=player_detailpage

TCK, I apologize in advance for the any angry phone calls from my wife. You see, I've been having too much fun playing every booze tune I can think of- and that's a lot. I got a little carried away "researching" this week's theme. Sorry, I had to throw you under the bus.....because I have to with her!

Anyway, here's my video. It's a cover of "Cooking Wine" by Alkaline Trio. I worked on 4 or 5 different Alkaline Trio songs and probably a dozen other booze tunes. The reason I chose this one as my official entry- it was the only one I managed to record before my attention span was compromised....

TCK
10-16-2013, 04:53 AM
Haha- It's all right mate, I have spent a lot of time under the bus. I got this!
Great tune, well played and sung, and what a fantastic set of lyrics. Glad you made it to our party.Now this compromised attention span condition you speak of...we have a program for you and others like you over at Misfit Island. Stop by sometime- the atmosphere is pleasant (or play all five of them for us right here!)
Cheers

TCK, I apologize in advance for the any angry phone calls from my wife. You see, I've been having too much fun playing every booze tune I can think of- and that's a lot. I got a little carried away "researching" this week's theme. Sorry, I had to throw you under the bus.....because I have to with her!

Anyway, here's my video. It's a cover of "Cooking Wine" by Alkaline Trio. I worked on 4 or 5 different Alkaline Trio songs and probably a dozen other booze tunes. The reason I chose this one as my official entry- it was the only one I managed to record before my attention span was compromised....

decaturcomp
10-16-2013, 07:15 AM
Right on, toes.
Link in my sig below will get you to the place where nothing is restricted although pants in videos are greatly appreciated, (looking at you guys who know who you are...)

Great video. Should we have a 69 lovesongs season, I wonder??? Hmmmmmm....
(sorry, a flashback to the magnetic fields video a few ago....)


Glad you made it to our party.Now this compromised attention span condition you speak of...we have a program for you and others like you over at Misfit Island. Stop by sometime- the atmosphere is pleasant (or play all five of them for us right here!)
Cheers

decaturcomp
10-16-2013, 07:53 AM
I don't normally write things for the seasons because they all sound like this but...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i0hvMSf388

GinnyT11
10-16-2013, 10:14 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y6VJvaHfS0&feature=youtu.be


I love this song. What has kept me from doing it is that as a singer, I am hardly a shade of Marlene Dietrich.
(To be real, I'm not even a shade of the great Miriam Ukelite). I went with what my husband tells me is the Theodore Bikel/Rex Harrison sort of singing.

Marlene sang this as a character called "Frenchy" in this movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031225/?ref_=sr_1
.

Barbablanca
10-16-2013, 10:19 AM
......... here's my video. It's a cover of "Cooking Wine" by Alkaline Trio. I worked on 4 or 5 different Alkaline Trio songs ...

As I mentioned on Youtube, I didn't know this band. But there are ten of their albums on e-music to explore. Which one would you recommend I start with?

Dougf
10-16-2013, 10:40 AM
Billy Strayhorn wrote several jazz standards, his most famous is Duke Ellington's theme, "Take the A Train". "Lush Life" is less well known, but is often considered his finest. He wrote most of it before the age of 20.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by6A1XKkP90

Happy Birthday, Dave. You and I must be just a couple days apart, mine was the 11th. I think I've take a few more spins around the solar system, though. :)

we tigers
10-16-2013, 10:56 AM
It's a little hectic this week in Casa Tigra, but I desperately wanted to get a song in this week. Don't want to let Dave down!
We're off to Venice tomorrow evening, so it had to happen tonight...

"I'm Not Drinking Any #@%!$ Merlot!" is part of the soundtrack of one of my favourite films of the last ten years; Sideways. It's about two guys on a wine tour in TCK's back yard. It's a really short video with basically just the theme of the score.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56Y6JWXD4XY&feature=share&list=UUB3-3J6EjfJg9hKPxCIPtTQ

xommen
10-16-2013, 10:57 AM
A bonus, I think this was a reasonable hit in the Netherlands at some point in the 80's. Anyway here goes my best German for you guys, maybe Elmann or the Ukelites (and maybe even Austin1) can do a better version ;).
Herbert Grönemeyer - Alkohol (which of course means Alcohol):

http://youtu.be/EaNPgQ20G7o
Translation of the Lyrics:
http://german.about.com/library/blmus_groeneBO04e.htm

southside mike
10-16-2013, 01:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWIZ_NVoJJQ
When I'm just a bit past the limit I like to put my feet up and listen to Lowell George and Little Feat do this one.

bonesigh
10-16-2013, 01:33 PM
Happy Birthday TCK (:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOyggkyVHO4&amp;feature=youtube_gdata_player
I used to listen to a lot of country in the 80's.

Jazzbanjorex
10-16-2013, 02:15 PM
Play-A-Long with the Drunken Sailor, Dm, C

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE1t2ybkn0g&feature=youtu.be

TCK
10-16-2013, 02:44 PM
Glad you guys are hear...ugh, I need a drink! The Cardinals were supposed to wrap this up today, though history shows the Cardinals can be bested even when they are ahead- OK, enough of that, an to the songs!

I don't normally write things for the seasons because they all sound like this but...

Well you should! We are over run with Hipsters over on this coast...and PBR, they have even taken my beloved bow tie. Ugh, oh well, I ain't drinking High Life no matter how cool it will make me.



I love this song. What has kept me from doing it is that as a singer, I am hardly a shade of Marlene Dietrich.
(To be real, I'm not even a shade of the great Miriam Ukelite). I went with what my husband tells me is the Theodore Bikel/Rex Harrison sort of singing.

Marlene sang this as a character called "Frenchy" in this movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031225/?ref_=sr_1
.
YAY! We got a bonus, you gave me the bird, and we got a Marlene Dietrich song! Stupendous, made me smile ear to ear Ginny.

Billy Strayhorn wrote several jazz standards, his most famous is Duke Ellington's theme, "Take the A Train". "Lush Life" is less well known, but is often considered his finest. He wrote most of it before the age of 20.


Happy Birthday, Dave. You and I must be just a couple days apart, mine was the 11th. I think I've take a few more spins around the solar system, though. :)
YAY! Doug made it to the party! SO glad to have you here, and get to listen to you doing what you do so darn well. Happy Birthday, mine is the 13th...and I am just remarkably well "preserved" (I am 68). Too many 12 O'clocktails ;) Great song here, masterful delivery.


It's a little hectic this week in Casa Tigra, but I desperately wanted to get a song in this week. Don't want to let Dave down!
We're off to Venice tomorrow evening, so it had to happen tonight...

"I'm Not Drinking Any #@%!$ Merlot!" is part of the soundtrack of one of my favourite films of the last ten years; Sideways. It's about two guys on a wine tour in TCK's back yard. It's a really short video with basically just the theme of the score.

Remarkably similar to my all time favorite song (you may know it?)- love this. As Fred said over on the tube, it would take me 2 mos. to figure this out. I have no idea how you do this with the "wee" tigers on hand, my darn dogs won't even let me practice ;) Great stuff mate, thanks for making the party!


A bonus, I think this was a reasonable hit in the Netherlands at some point in the 80's. Anyway here goes my best German for you guys, maybe Elmann or the Ukelites (and maybe even Austin1) can do a better version ;).
Herbert Grönemeyer - Alkohol (which of course means Alcohol):
Translation of the Lyrics:
http://german.about.com/library/blmus_groeneBO04e.htm
Nope- had not heard this one...and this party has had its first bit of international appeal! Great stuff Wim, and thanks for the lyrics because in spite of the fact that I took two semesters of German, I have no idea what you are saying (pretty girl, front row, story of my life...distracted).

=
When I'm just a bit past the limit I like to put my feet up and listen to Lowell George and Little Feat do this one.
A great on for when a person gets a little past the limit, thoughtful and wonderful Mike- thanks for buying us another round!

Happy Birthday TCK (:
I used to listen to a lot of country in the 80's.
Love the song here Janet, and great video- so glad you could make it out for the party!

It was pretty hot here today, and it was grandparents day at school which is not my favorite...today's cocktail is simple and easy.
Ingredients
Beer
Serving directions
Open
Drink
Cheers

TCK
10-16-2013, 02:47 PM
Seems we have a recurring conundrum in that Rex is posting while I am. What is not a conundrum is that Rex is dropping some sing-a-long goodness on all of us...and it is first Pirate drinking song! Yo Ho Ho...raising the Jolly Roger(yes, I fly one on front of the house and playing right along...oh yes, and switching my beverage to RUM!
Play-A-Long with the Drunken Sailor, Dm, C

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE1t2ybkn0g&feature=youtu.be

ukuleledaddy
10-16-2013, 02:53 PM
Here's another bonus. It's about all kinds of vices. Beer's in there somewhere. Tom Petty.......

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

southside mike
10-16-2013, 03:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3l0z60May8
Another one for the last train list.

Jazzbanjorex
10-16-2013, 03:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMFnwPsUk2Q&feature=youtu.be

librainian
10-16-2013, 03:50 PM
There's an awful lot of thinkin' drinkin' songs on here. Allow me to stank up the joint with something a bit more... lowbrow shall we say?


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

Rustyy
10-16-2013, 04:43 PM
I'm not sure if it's a little presumptuous to be doing a Bonus track in my first week, but I had so much support first time, I decided to try it.

For Season 87 of the Ukulele this is a song Slim Dusty recorded which went to Number 1 in Australia in 1957. Cha and Pabrizzer did their version of a Slim Dusty song earlier in this comp. This is not a song I have particularly liked over the years, but is a classic in Oz music history.


http://youtu.be/fwzo9pPYM_I

almost a non drinking song

MattLindahl
10-16-2013, 05:00 PM
I have been missing this, but didn't know.

Or remember.

Or forget.

It all comes in cycles, you know?

*Chicken lifts feathered wing to Bartender

Tab Out....




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOJ9QERVOjQ

Jazzbanjorex
10-16-2013, 05:02 PM
*WARNING* ADULT THEME, DRINKING, BRIEF NUDITY, ADULT SITUATION.
If this is censored by the host, I fully understand. Fully...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEKbtd35LVc&feature=youtu.be

librainian
10-16-2013, 05:12 PM
Another in the low brow vein. Let's call this bonus#1


http://youtu.be/bwUMmvOBQf0

peewee
10-16-2013, 08:32 PM
Wow, what a season, I'm half blind stumblin' just watching a few videos.
Here's another entry from hotel-land USA
Sticking with the simple stuff as I don't have time at the moment to work up any epics. The Mighty Hank Thompson's "On Tap, In The Can Or In The Bottle"

http://youtu.be/z72nwSF0k9Y


http://youtu.be/z72nwSF0k9Y

thesillydave
10-16-2013, 08:36 PM
hey all! and happy b-day to the man!
haven't looked if anyone has done his yet...so, i'm going for it!
cocktails for two

http://youtu.be/h9h8yxHPA90
cheers!

peewee
10-16-2013, 08:42 PM
hey all! and happy b-day to the man!
haven't looked if anyone has done his yet...so, i'm going for it!
cocktails for two

cheers!
A perfect tune for you Dave, so glad it got done, so glad it was by you. The Spike Jones version is maybe the best thing ever. cheers!

TCK
10-16-2013, 08:58 PM
WOW_ go ut to dinner and come home to this! This has been a week that far exceeded expectations, and it is only Wednesday!!!! Keep 'em coming folks.


Here's another bonus. It's about all kinds of vices. Beer's in there somewhere. Tom Petty.......

Hahaha- This has every vice possible innit, love it! Mel is asleep- you got this gal's number Daddy-O? Great little song here my friend. Thanks for getting us another round!


Another one for the last train list. I don't know what is better...the fact that we have a Margaritaville Playlist, or that it is filling up like crazy. Another great shot at this song, thanks for playing along Mike.

Rex- the bonus song dynamo this week, give us another one. Even better, sing-a-long style. Rex, you were right the first time...this season is about pirates! Awesome.

There's an awful lot of thinkin' drinkin' songs on here. Allow me to stank up the joint with something a bit more... lowbrow shall we say?

Haha! You will never hear any complaints from me Librarian, the lower the brow the better! The one thing I demanded at our wedding was red cups and sharpies at the bar. No one understood why, but to me it was not a party until those were there, and everyone eventually submitted. I had never heard this one, so thanks for making our party and teaching it to us mate.
Proceed to party everyone!

I'm not sure if it's a little presumptuous to be doing a Bonus track in my first week, but I had so much support first time, I decided to try it.

For Season 87 of the Ukulele this is a song Slim Dusty recorded which went to Number 1 in Australia in 1957. Cha and Pabrizzer did their version of a Slim Dusty song earlier in this comp. This is not a song I have particularly liked over the years, but is a classic in Oz music history.

Presumptuous? It is obligatory mate...You must play a bonus your first season! Especially if you are going to give us round two of Chas & Dave. Great stuff here mate, I sure hope we see a lot more of you

I have been missing this, but didn't know.
Or remember.
Or forget.
It all comes in cycles, you know?
*Chicken lifts feathered wing to Bartender
Tab Out....

This has been missing you as well Mr. Chicken. What a great song here, thanks for another ride on the Ukulele. Great stuff

*WARNING* ADULT THEME, DRINKING, BRIEF NUDITY, ADULT SITUATION.
If this is censored by the host, I fully understand. Fully...

Hahahahaha- Last thing this host would ever do is censor something as grand as this, what a brilliant tune! I plan to only wear my kilt from now on with my first prize ribbon. Rex thanks again for another scorcher, you have been a powerhouse this week for sure, Keep 'em coming!

Another in the low brow vein. Let's call this bonus#1


As I said before, the lower the better. Two of these as well...we are sittin' in tall cotton 'round here! It has beer, it has REK...
and the road goes on forever, the party never ends- great stuff again Librarian, thanks for another.

TCK
10-16-2013, 09:15 PM
And the gods are smiling on us folks! Seems every time I sit to make comments, you guys give me a few more. We are at about eighty...with five whiskeys in the jar, six Margaritavilles, a handful of Hank Thompson tunes (one can never go wrong with those), a pair of Chas and Dave...this is like Christmas in October! Thanks so much for your enthusiasm gang, my only regret is that this Hootenanny is not going down on my front lawn.

Wow, what a season, I'm half blind stumblin' just watching a few videos.
Here's another entry from hotel-land USA
Sticking with the simple stuff as I don't have time at the moment to work up any epics. The Mighty Hank Thompson's "On Tap, In The Can Or In The Bottle"
http://youtu.be/z72nwSF0k9Y

Dude- Peewee...all yours are epics, period. And the Mighty Hank Thompson, well, you know me all to well. Great stuff here.

hey all! and happy b-day to the man!
haven't looked if anyone has done his yet...so, i'm going for it!
cocktails for two

cheers!
Dave- I love your thing, especially when you bring us an old beaut like this. Thanks for the introduction to this fantastic piece of music, and for giving us another look at the SillyDave. Peewee is right, this song is a perfect fit for you- loved it (as always)

peewee
10-16-2013, 09:31 PM
Aww shucks you're too kind, and as punishment, I'll mangle another Americana Classic for you.
Someone made me a cassette of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band doing this song (with Roy Acuff?). I love the line "when whiskey and blood run together" more vivid than 1000 MADD commercials.
Wreck on the Highway
http://youtu.be/9WcEc_eVDsc

http://youtu.be/9WcEc_eVDsc

TCK
10-16-2013, 09:45 PM
So other than comments, I have a few things for you this evening. First, at the halfway mark, I have watched about 80 videos and loved them all, thank you all for that and keep them coming.

I have only had one first timer. He is a cracker of a first timer, but I would like more. If you are lurking and trying to decide whether to take the plunge...well, do it. This is surely the best thing you can do with your time, and these are all wonderful folks, at the ready to play along with you and share in your growth.

There are a TON of Merle Haggard songs that fit this theme- and if you folks don't do them, well, you know what is coming. That and I think everyone should play Whiskey in the Jar...but that is just me.

THIS is this weeks radio show (http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/entry/2013-10-10T20_18_16-07_00). I did, of course, drinking songs, and so far only one of them has made its way over here. If you are looking for a song that ain't been done yet...well, you might find it here.

OK- enough rambling, I am off to bed- thanks folks for a great week so far!

TCK
10-16-2013, 09:48 PM
Aww shucks you're too kind, and as punishment, I'll mangle another Americana Classic for you.
Someone made me a cassette of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band doing this song (with Roy Acuff?). I love the line "when whiskey and blood run together" more vivid than 1000 MADD commercials.
Wreck on the Highway
http://youtu.be/9WcEc_eVDsc

Haha- Great stuff here Peewee. I remember the first time I heard the Louvin Brothers do this song. I knew their stuff from all the covers that abound of their works...but this came up and I decided two things. One, it was about to get weird, and two, I ought to dive deeper. Great job on it, and thanks for giving us another.

pabrizzer
10-16-2013, 11:12 PM
OK just basic blues but written and posted on YouTube in half an hour. One More Drink pabrizzer original.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e32pq3vRhhY

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-17-2013, 12:12 AM
and I think everyone should play Whiskey in the Jar...but that is just me.
oh, go on then


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZy9Pdf4y-I

loosey goosey one take

TCK
10-17-2013, 04:33 AM
OK just basic blues but written and posted on YouTube in half an hour. One More Drink pabrizzer original.

Little AM blues with my coffee- a great way to start the day Pa! Thanks for playing us another one mate. Great little song there as I push my way through the strew bodies and empty cans.

oh, go on then
loosey goosey one take
Loosey goosey (my ma says that- made me giggle) one-takes are the best, and this is no exception. Great job here on it, and our playlist now equals the Margaritaville one, which is a good thing- thanks for giving it another go Birdseye.

TCK
10-17-2013, 04:36 AM
The wheels fell off Youtube while uploading last night, so here I am today trying again. I was CERTAIN this song would make an appearance during bird week, and it didn't. Then I was certain it would get done this week...nope, not yet.
In any event- I got impatient. If you know a Tom Waits song about birds and booze- go get your ukes.
I'll be here stepping on the devil's tail.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8EgsE4wpck&feature=youtu.be

drbekken
10-17-2013, 05:30 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUv8CRyGIvo

Here's a video I intended to enter, but then I forgot to give the introductory announcements, so I guess it will be a bonus entry...

strumsilly
10-17-2013, 06:10 AM
What's happy hour without a good glass of wine, so here's a Tom Paxton song about the noble grape product. I'm blessed to have moved to a place where they not only grow tons of good apples, but make mighty good fermented grape too, so try a little bottle of [Washington] wine. Cheers

http://youtu.be/-2dqekZkCyc

GinnyT11
10-17-2013, 06:39 AM
UNDER THE ANHEUSER BUSH ....Anyone want to do this?

Talk about the shade of the sheltering palms,
Praise the bamboo tree and it's wide spreading charms.
There's a little bush that grows right here in town;
You know it's name it has won such renown.
Often with my sweetheart just after the play
To this little place then my footsteps will stray.
If she hesitates when she looks at the sign,
Softly I whisper, "Now Sue, don't decline…."

Rave about the place where you swells go to dine.
Picture you and me with our sandwich and stein
Underneath the bush where the good fellows meet.
Life seems worth living, our joy is complete.
If you're sad at heart, take a trip there tonight—
You'll forget your woe and your eyes will grow bright.
There you'll surely find me with my sweetheart, Sue.
Come down this evening, I'll introduce you.

Come, come, come and make eyes with me
Under the Anheuser Bush.
Come, come drink some Budwise with me
Under the Anheuser Bush.
Hear the old German band,
Just let me hold your hand, JA!
Do, do come and have a stein or two
Under the Anheuser Bush!

wee_ginga_yin
10-17-2013, 07:23 AM
*WARNING* ADULT THEME, DRINKING, BRIEF NUDITY, ADULT SITUATION.
If this is censored by the host, I fully understand. Fully...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEKbtd35LVc&feature=youtu.be

It is the question that I am always asked when I put on my kilt for any special occasion.
"Is there anything worn under the kilt?"

To which I always reply
"No everything is in perfect working order"

DWitt
10-17-2013, 07:36 AM
My first entry this week—a lovely story, sad and caring, told from the cat's perspective. A strange in-between on its stance on demon alcohol: drinking is part of the human's seeming depression, but social drinking is part of the cat's recommendation. But then consistency is one of the last things we usually expect of cats.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x8gwzRtG9w

peewee
10-17-2013, 09:20 AM
The crew is late to the tech scout so here's me waiting in my car. My thoughts wander to booze tunes, you know the rest.
Minor Threat was a Hardcore band from DC that embodied the "straight edge" ethos.
Here's a try at their song "bottled violence". Their tunes are surprisingly not I IV V in nature, so these chords are kind of a first try.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgbe1d-CkD8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgbe1d-CkD8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

barefootgypsy
10-17-2013, 10:07 AM
I'd love someone to do this...... (http://monologues.co.uk/musichall/Songs-W/When-Dun-Cow-Caught-Fire.htm) there is a youtube out there for the tune! A real favourite from the folk club I frequented back in the late 60's but dating back to 1911.....

decaturcomp
10-17-2013, 10:07 AM
I have been missing this, but didn't know.

Or remember.

Or forget.

It all comes in cycles, you know?

*Chicken lifts feathered wing to Bartender

Tab Out....


Dood, I'm so happy to have you back that I wanted to do a little number based on the moonshinecam::

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbZLIB8vY_c

With undying infection...
alan

Raygf
10-17-2013, 10:10 AM
The wheels fell off Youtube while uploading last night, so here I am today trying again. I was CERTAIN this song would make an appearance during bird week, and it didn't. Then I was certain it would get done this week...nope, not yet.
In any event- I got impatient. If you know a Tom Waits song about birds and booze- go get your ukes.
I'll be here stepping on the devil's tail.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8EgsE4wpck&feature=youtu.be

I was playing this last night. I've got two other tunes, I just haven't had time to sit down and curse at the camera until I get a decent take.

wee_ginga_yin
10-17-2013, 10:40 AM
There is a songwriter called Brently Heilbron who was going doing a new original ukulele song every day for a year. He did not make it. He gave up.... but a classic song of his was Beer from a can (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgvGH5zMvwE)

I did a mashed up cover of it... used the words but not the melody.
Well I know all the words and I sang all the notes, but I never quite learned the song.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2SddOkNies

ukuLily Mars
10-17-2013, 11:12 AM
I suppose the Bloody Mary or the Gin Fizz...or a Mimosa are about the only morning cocktails that one could imbibe in the morning. I need to refrain and teach 200 kids something today, but this variation on the theme sounded appealing:
The Bloody Derby- Lily, you in?
Ingredients:
4 cubes ice
4 oz tomato juice
1 1/2 oz bourbon
1/4 tsp freshly grated horseradish to taste
1/4 tsp minced garlic to taste
pinch of kosher salt to taste
freshly cracked tricolor pepper to taste
1/2 tsp Tabasco to taste
2 wedges of lemon
2 wedges of lime
celery and carrot sticks
adorable sweet baby peppers
Directions:
Mix ice, tomato juice, bourbon, horseradish, garlic, salt, pepper, Tabasco, juice of one lemon wedge and juice of one lime wedge in a chilled glass.
Garnish with remaining citrus, celery and carrot sticks, and sweet peppers.
Drink with brunch outdoors, while listening to old speakeasy music, or when perusing the Sunday Times.
Cheers- Dave
I'm here! And sure, I'm in! I'll have one in honor of Tabasco Cat, who won the Preakness and Belmont (alas, not the Derby) in '94.

Sorry I haven't been around too much. I've been really busy working on this song. It's called "Whiskey in the Jar." Ever hear of it?

decaturcomp
10-17-2013, 11:38 AM
Nice job from you and Herr Bukowski.


There is a songwriter called Brently Heilbron who was going doing a new original ukulele song every day for a year. He did not make it. He gave up.... but a classic song of his was Beer from a can (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgvGH5zMvwE)

I did a mashed up cover of it... used the words but not the melody.
Well I know all the words and I sang all the notes, but I never quite learned the song.

decaturcomp
10-17-2013, 12:01 PM
Damn Skippy here, Cap'n. This is the stuff I was lookin for this week. Yessir all to heck.
59954


The crew is late to the tech scout so here's me waiting in my car. My thoughts wander to booze tunes, you know the rest.
Minor Threat was a Hardcore band from DC that embodied the "straight edge" ethos.
Here's a try at their song "bottled violence". Their tunes are surprisingly not I IV V in nature, so these chords are kind of a first try.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgbe1d-CkD8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgbe1d-CkD8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

greenie44
10-17-2013, 12:14 PM
This is, I guess, a bonus, since both Jim and I have submitted earlier entries. And it’s pretty special, at least to me.

UU is a welcoming place, and since starting to hang out here a year ago, I have developed a number of friendships, kindled by interaction on the boards. One of them was with uke4ia. I liked his taste in music, as evidenced from his song selection, and really loved his playing. We had traded some emails about a mutually admired artist, Richard Thompson.

When this week’s topic came up, I first did a fun song, and then thought of this Richard Thompson tune, which I think is yet another great one by the master. But I felt that my version of it would be lacking. Then it hit me – geez, Jim plays so well and he loves RT – maybe we could somehow do this together. I didn’t let little things like the fact that he lives 2700 miles away from me (or that we have never even actually spoken to each other) stand in the way.

I asked him if he would be willing to collaborate, and he was game. I recorded the video, stripped out the audio and sent it to him. He added in the terrific uke part and made a video of him playing it available to me. A few hours later, this is what you get.

So let’s lift a glass, not just to the week, the theme and our birthday boy host, but also to UU itself, which fosters this type of amazing interaction. Skol, brothers (and sisters)!


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

TCK
10-17-2013, 02:52 PM
What's happy hour without a good glass of wine, so here's a Tom Paxton song about the noble grape product. I'm blessed to have moved to a place where they not only grow tons of good apples, but make mighty good fermented grape too, so try a little bottle of [Washington] wine. Cheers

A Tom Paxton? This is the quintessential innit? Great job here Strumsilly...can't get into the sentiment as my wife is never home because of the foul stuff, but you did a great job on the song, thanks for another trip!

My first entry this week—a lovely story, sad and caring, told from the cat's perspective. A strange in-between on its stance on demon alcohol: drinking is part of the human's seeming depression, but social drinking is part of the cat's recommendation. But then consistency is one of the last things we usually expect of cats.

A great song I had never heard before DWitt, well delivered as always- not so sure how apt I am to take advice from my cat (she is near useless), but I am certainly going to stop listening to the dogs as well! Thanks for playing us a song, glad you made it out

The crew is late to the tech scout so here's me waiting in my car. My thoughts wander to booze tunes, you know the rest.
Minor Threat was a Hardcore band from DC that embodied the "straight edge" ethos.
Here's a try at their song "bottled violence". Their tunes are surprisingly not I IV V in nature, so these chords are kind of a first try.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgbe1d-CkD8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Man plays a Minor Threat song in his car, on an Ukulele, for a season about drinking. I do not think I need to tell you how happy that makes me. Thanks for this Peewee.

Dood, I'm so happy to have you back that I wanted to do a little number based on the moonshinecam::
With undying infection...
alan
I am not sure I understand these cryptic statements, but I can't help but note someone else is welcoming Mr. Chicken back...and laying down some fantastic music to do so. The Dave is so very pleased at all of this transpiring...


I was playing this last night. I've got two other tunes, I just haven't had time to sit down and curse at the camera until I get a decent take.
I am holding my breath until you post it Ray. Sorry my friend, waited as long as I could...but now I gotta see yours. DO IT!

There is a songwriter called Brently Heilbron who was going doing a new original ukulele song every day for a year. He did not make it. He gave up.... but a classic song of his was
I did a mashed up cover of it... used the words but not the melody.
Well I know all the words and I sang all the notes, but I never quite learned the song.
Great one from the archives well worth a revisit here Wee- thanks for adding it

This is, I guess, a bonus, since both Jim and I have submitted earlier entries. And it’s pretty special, at least to me.

UU is a welcoming place, and since starting to hang out here a year ago, I have developed a number of friendships, kindled by interaction on the boards. One of them was with uke4ia. I liked his taste in music, as evidenced from his song selection, and really loved his playing. We had traded some emails about a mutually admired artist, Richard Thompson.

When this week’s topic came up, I first did a fun song, and then thought of this Richard Thompson tune, which I think is yet another great one by the master. But I felt that my version of it would be lacking. Then it hit me – geez, Jim plays so well and he loves RT – maybe we could somehow do this together. I didn’t let little things like the fact that he lives 2700 miles away from me (or that we have never even actually spoken to each other) stand in the way.

I asked him if he would be willing to collaborate, and he was game. I recorded the video, stripped out the audio and sent it to him. He added in the terrific uke part and made a video of him playing it available to me. A few hours later, this is what you get.

So let’s lift a glass, not just to the week, the theme and our birthday boy host, but also to UU itself, which fosters this type of amazing interaction. Skol, brothers (and sisters)!


Precisely why we all come back week after week. A great song and sentiment lifting the party to a new height. Thanks for playing this for us fellows.

ukuleledaddy
10-17-2013, 03:07 PM
Like PeeWee, I had a few minutes to kill in the car. Couldn't think of a better way to pass the time. Todd Snider.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1mLgMbZbjk

decaturcomp
10-17-2013, 03:14 PM
When John Lennon was coming off of heroin he gave back his MBE in protest over Cold Turkey declining on the British Charts. I think he may have thought there was payola by the Queenster behind it all. Well, the 70s were a peculiar time with a standard frame of mind to match. At that time I developed a rather intense dislike of Jimmy Buffett and wrote this song to make fun of him. That'll teach him, right?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tudjkotNRjY
Oh, no booze in here, drugs though, okay?

southside mike
10-17-2013, 03:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s34pDPrfcTg
I have identified with this one at times in my life.

bonesigh
10-17-2013, 05:08 PM
I did "Whiskey in a Jar" once. Guess it wouldn't really count here though since it's a parody of the song. It's called "Leprechaun in a Jar" but it's cute. If you want to check it out, here's the link. Bonus?????
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_upg4_txSg

Rustyy
10-17-2013, 05:22 PM
Well here's another one, only because somebody insisted.
My go at Whiskey in the Jar

My hearts in the right place even if my fingers aren't.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjxM7D-Gj40

TCK
10-17-2013, 05:29 PM
Like PeeWee, I had a few minutes to kill in the car. Couldn't think of a better way to pass the time. Todd Snider.....

Very pleased that the car songs are pouring in, and wondering where my friends John and Krabbers are (???) this is fantastic Daddy-o, and I tell you what, I like that Uke more and more every time I hear it. Thanks for another round!

When John Lennon was coming off of heroin he gave back his MBE in protest over Cold Turkey declining on the British Charts. I think he may have thought there was payola by the Queenster behind it all. Well, the 70s were a peculiar time with a standard frame of mind to match. At that time I developed a rather intense dislike of Jimmy Buffett and wrote this song to make fun of him. That'll teach him, right?
Oh, no booze in here, drugs though, okay?
I am fairly certain you may have lost a few friends on this one (which is HILARIOUS), but you have gained an ally in your fight against Parrotheads. Melissa is smiling ear to ear, and muttering curses on Jimmy buffet as she sharpens her throwing knives ;)



I have identified with this one at times in my life.
I am fairly certain I have too...another scorcher Mike, thanks for your enthusiastic response this week!

I did "Whiskey in a Jar" once. Guess it wouldn't really count here though since it's a parody of the song. It's called "Leprechaun in a Jar" but it's cute. If you want to check it out, here's the link. Bonus?????

You never should have showed me that (which is super funny) because you nailed the cool stuff at the beginning. I am now holding my breathe until you post a real lyrics version Janet. My life is in your hands...

Another great round of videos- you lot sure are good at keeping me busy! I think I need a drink!
Old Fashioned
2 oz bourbon whiskey
2 dashes bitters (best ones are hand made by the Cloverdale Wife)
1 splash water
1 tsp sugar
1 maraschino cherry
1 orange wedge

Mix sugar, water and angostura bitters in an old-fashioned glass. Drop in a cherry and an orange wedge. Muddle into a paste using a muddler or the back end of a spoon. Pour in bourbon, fill with ice cubes, and stir.

TCK
10-17-2013, 05:31 PM
So all of that plus this...
PeeWee did Minor Threat, on the Ukulele, in his car. Yes- I said it again.
Unbelievable.
In any event- I was inspired.
Some Black Flag (the early stuff, not the Henry Rollins junk). Not in a car, but with an ukulele...and a bow tie. Gotta count for something right?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy_quKw7cxM&feature=youtu.be
and the bonuses outweigh the entries...anyone else see that coming? Oh yeah, and where is Rex tonight?

TCK
10-17-2013, 05:49 PM
I like this guy more and more every time he pops up in here...CHEERS RUSTY! Another great version here-went for all the lyrics too! Awesome
Well here's another one, only because somebody insisted.
My go at Whiskey in the Jar

My hearts in the right place even if my fingers aren't.

uke4ia
10-17-2013, 06:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gc3fIjDGpg


So let’s lift a glass, not just to the week, the theme and our birthday boy host, but also to UU itself, which fosters this type of amazing interaction. Skol, brothers (and sisters)!

In keeping with Greenie's sentiment, here's a toast to the Seasonistas! This is a song I know from Fairport Convention. I made a couple of mistakes, but it seems to fit the theme better that way. :rolleyes:

ukuleledaddy
10-17-2013, 06:48 PM
So all of that plus this...
PeeWee did Minor Threat, on the Ukulele, in his car. Yes- I said it again.
Unbelievable.
In any event- I was inspired.
Some Black Flag (the early stuff, not the Henry Rollins junk). Not in a car, but with an ukulele...and a bow tie. Gotta count for something right?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy_quKw7cxM&feature=youtu.be
and the bonuses outweigh the entries...anyone else see that coming? Oh yeah, and where is Rex tonight?

I absolutely love that you're doing a bunch of songs in your own season. Love. It. Great choice. I did this one with The Fruitloops a while back. Good times.

TCK
10-17-2013, 06:52 PM
Haha- I tried not too...and then things happened. I am weak
I absolutely love that you're doing a bunch of songs in your own season. Love. It. Great choice. I did this one with The Fruitloops a while back. Good times.

myrnaukelele
10-17-2013, 06:58 PM
Three days- that's all.
Beer is back as an unlisted video. You have three days to watch it. It goes away Sunday night at midnight Hawaiian time. http://youtu.be/6WXBFrIziHs
And for the record - I don't condone underage drinking! Kids- don't drink till you're legal!

TCK
10-17-2013, 06:59 PM
This is just beautiful...EVERYONE WATCH THIS-it is in red and therefore official. Uke4ia worked up a big old Seasonista group hug right here and it is stupendous! What a time we are having folks-what a time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gc3fIjDGpg



In keeping with Greenie's sentiment, here's a toast to the Seasonistas! This is a song I know from Fairport Convention. I made a couple of mistakes, but it seems to fit the theme better that way. :rolleyes:

TCK
10-17-2013, 08:00 PM
Just now reading a story here about this record.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayltwUwpW04#t=63
The owner of this hammered copy of "Alcohol and Jake Blues" By Tommy Johnson, just bought another pristine copy for $37,100. The story is here (http://www.fuse.tv/2013/10/why-i-paid-37100-for-one-record), and I will have a double of whatever he was having...but bless him for saving that which would be lost.

TCK
10-17-2013, 08:31 PM
When I was 19, a cat appeared at the pet store I worked at, and I had to have him. He was full of piss and vinegar, half crazy, but he was my cat.
He was Charlie.
He was tough as all get out, but he was a rag doll, so he was white and fluffy and kind of poncy looking. He spent every moment of his life at my side. When I came home, he was there. When I went to bed, he was there. At 4 AM, when the mood struck him, he would start purring and biting my nose...he was god awful to get on with and never liked anyone else but me. He would sit inside my neighbors and house, on her TV, and never let her get near him, as he had taken over her house too (and he beat the crap out of her cats to get there). I despised him, and I loved him all at once.
When I knew he was dying...which was a period of about nine months, I would be thrilled when his battered old body would make it into the bed, and I started to cheer him on with a song I had always sung him. On his last night, I remember pulling him from under the bed, and realizing he had at this point lost control of his movement. I held him in my arms and yeah- I will admit I cried for the damn cat. It was Saint Patrick's day and I had been...uh...celebrating, so I was in no shape to take him to the veterinary hospital and do what had to be done for my best mate...instead I looked at him one last time and said "Clap hands, here comes Charlie...a real butter and eggs man", the song I had sung to him for his entire life, handed him to Melissa and begged her to take care of him (60 mile drive, 1:00 AM) and of course she did. When I was 39, he died. Dammit I miss that cat. Daily.
This song is in- I don't care what you forgot to include. Not sure how I missed it and for that I apologize...and thanks Doc. So glad to see you back around here. Going to bed smiling after I raise one for my best friend, because I know the little bugger still pads around all night waiting for the chance to bite my nose. Clap hands- here comes Charlie.



Here's a video I intended to enter, but then I forgot to give the introductory announcements, so I guess it will be a bonus entry...

lelouden
10-17-2013, 08:58 PM
Heres one to sing and play along with (C F G7). "Mountain Dew" Bonus Track. Hope it makes the Bumpus Hounds happy:) They should love the voice cracks at the end...and did I say Happy Birthday yet today?!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw-ZCHdaQUE&feature=youtu.be

myrnaukelele
10-17-2013, 09:03 PM
Here's one for the wine drinkers...

http://youtu.be/HHEXMpLXhdM

drbekken
10-17-2013, 09:54 PM
When I was 19, a cat appeared at the pet store I worked at, and I had to have him. He was full of piss and vinegar, half crazy, but he was my cat.
He was Charlie.
He was tough as all get out, but he was a rag doll, so he was white and fluffy and kind of poncy looking. He spent every moment of his life at my side. When I came home, he was there. When I went to bed, he was there. At 4 AM, when the mood struck him, he would start purring and biting my nose...he was god awful to get on with and never liked anyone else but me. He would sit inside my neighbors and house, on her TV, and never let her get near him, as he had taken over her house too (and he beat the crap out of her cats to get there). I despised him, and I loved him all at once.
When I knew he was dying...which was a period of about nine months, I would be thrilled when his battered old body would make it into the bed, and I started to cheer him on with a song I had always sung him. On his last night, I remember pulling him from under the bed, and realizing he had at this point lost control of his movement. I held him in my arms and yeah- I will admit I cried for the damn cat. It was Saint Patrick's day and I had been...uh...celebrating, so I was in no shape to take him to the veterinary hospital and do what had to be done for my best mate...instead I looked at him one last time and said "Clap hands, here comes Charlie...a real butter and eggs man", the song I had sung to him for his entire life, handed him to Melissa and begged her to take care of him (60 mile drive, 1:00 AM) and of course she did. When I was 39, he died. Dammit I miss that cat. Daily.
This song is in- I don't care what you forgot to include. Not sure how I missed it and for that I apologize...and thanks Doc. So glad to see you back around here. Going to bed smiling after I raise one for my best friend, because I know the little bugger still pads around all night waiting for the chance to bite my nose. Clap hands- here comes Charlie.

Well, what do you know? That's one of the sweetest stories I've heard in a very long time! Cheers!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-17-2013, 10:15 PM
ok

wobbly singing

wobbly playing

HOWEVER

i am wondering if the blunderbuss approach of the lyrics will mean i have quite by chance sung a song about TCK's favourite drink...

a whisky drink

a vodka drink

a lager drink

a cider drink

:uhoh: isn't that pretty much every base covered? albeit in the most insanely approximate way?

who can say

let's give it a go anyway, this is "tubthumping" by chumbawamba. well it's approximately "tubthumping" by chumbawamba - it's as close as i could get without a couple of blokes with loudhailers. (i.e. ... not very close at all!)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV0Avu-twkE

N.B. lyric change to make it more family friendly

uke4ia
10-18-2013, 01:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH_u-bL16r0

When I was in college, a couple of my friends were big fans of The Outlaws. This was a song of theirs that I really liked.

UkeyDave
10-18-2013, 03:16 AM
Well for once I think I've managed to find one of my favourite songs that is ideal for this weeks theme and I'm pretty sure no other seasonista will enter this. Its a very catchy little number and I strongly urge you to watch the wonderful and beautiful Caro Emerald original HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVlOmGoik2c). I found it difficult to get my tongue around when singing and can't do the original justice. You wont find an easier one to play along to though. Just two chords Em and B.
It really is a great little song about the demon drink.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LfL_8NeftQ

bbbannister
10-18-2013, 03:56 AM
Some clever little lyrics from The Feeling.

Rose...


http://youtu.be/qIIGWW4ca1w

:-)

BB

decaturcomp
10-18-2013, 05:45 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY6EhP-Cdvo

greyghost
10-18-2013, 06:26 AM
I am not now nor have I ever been a Parrothead. I usually feel about Jimmy Buffett the way our host apparently feels about the Eagles. Nevertheless, I can't let you guys have all the fun, so here's my take on Margaritaville.

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

Dougf
10-18-2013, 07:19 AM
I decided to do this one again after I realized that it is much more appropriate for low-G.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PchOUHyuN0I

GinnyT11
10-18-2013, 07:53 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvARLX_iNKQ&feature=youtu.be


The Seasonistas are wallowing in misery and degradation this week AND enjoying amazing camaraderie under the barroom management of the Mighty TCK!
This is the first time I've done three songs in a week, but I had to bring this sage advice from Ringo Starr.


Dave, I'd like this to be my 87 entry and move my Tavern song to bonuses. Thanks.

wee_ginga_yin
10-18-2013, 08:08 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY6EhP-Cdvo

Trampoline... those are the moves I make when waiting for the WC :-)

thesillydave
10-18-2013, 08:40 AM
a little bonus song with the LWU as i pass it on!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KiLwMT9ON0
cheers!

myrnaukelele
10-18-2013, 10:09 AM
a little bonus song with the LWU as i pass it on!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KiLwMT9ON0
cheers!
Classic!! Singing right along with you guys (even though it's only 11AM here..) Excellent LWU pass.
One for the Seasonista archives.

wee_ginga_yin
10-18-2013, 11:25 AM
Ok I have just made a kinky song about the demon alcohol... just as a check and balance to all of you who are letting the good times roll.
I think this will be my official entry. Believe it or not I first heard it from the inimitable Ms Poopy Longstuffing (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0D5Xzhje98)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6muXCy8J8s

ukuleledaddy
10-18-2013, 01:02 PM
Another bonus. Of all the songs I did this week, this one would have definitely benefited from me drinking heavily. Alas, it did not. Fun song though. The Kinks....

http://youtu.be/uWKN_Ay6Jwo

Barbablanca
10-18-2013, 01:54 PM
This song needs a little introduction!

Back in the 1980s, when I was playing the folk clubs of England and Wales, I was famous for not drinking. Folk culture was full of both men and women who were heavy drinkers, but I had had some bad run-ins with alcohol as a younger man and wouldn't touch the stuff. So, I quickly got the reputation as the guy who you could ask to drive your car home. At the end of the evening, I would be the only one capable of driving out of a group of say five, so I would borrow one of their cars, run them all home and then bring the owner his car back the next day. :)

I got fed up being asked why I was drinking orange juice and in response wrote this pastiche of the popular drinking song: "I'll fathom the bowl!" to explain my stance back then. It went down rather well wherever I sang it and quite a few "closet non-alcohol people" took copies of the words home with them to learn it. :cool:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQuZI-pHmpc

Once I got to Catalonia though, all my good intentions went out of the window as I got into the local wine and now I drink beer and this summer I even got into gin and tonics (refreshing summer evening drink). I have another song that resulted from this "conversion" - If I get time I'll record it tomorrow and post it here!

Lyrics, as usual in the description section at youtube.

lelouden
10-18-2013, 02:18 PM
Bonus Entry "One Scotch , One Bourbon, One Beer"! Don't think its been done so I took a swing at it:)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoVx205VdPM&feature=youtu.be

Jazzbanjorex
10-18-2013, 03:14 PM
a little bonus song with the LWU as i pass it on.
cheers!
I had a blast SillyDave. Thank you all for making us feel so welcome. What a coincidence that you'd have the LWU when we were passing through. I could have played music all day. I'm glad your video turned out. Camera two (mine) had a bad angle and the sound switch had been knocked to low level. Volume is fixable but no need when your video turned out so well. Oh what the hell! This is take 2. Dave's video was take 3 no matter what he tries to tell you. Dave's wife showed up for take three is why she's missing in this video. I was progressively making more mistake each take so at three we called it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWA19QswslE&feature=youtu.be

lakesideglenn
10-18-2013, 04:00 PM
I had a blast SillyDave. Thank you all for making us feel so welcome. What a coincidence that you'd have the LWU when we were passing through. I could have played music all day. I'm glad your video turned out. Camera two (mine) had a bad angle and the sound switch had been knocked to low level. Volume is fixable but no need when your video turned out so well. Oh what the hell! This is take 2. Dave's video was take 3 no matter what he tries to tell you. Dave's wife showed up for take three is why she's missing in this video. I was progressively making more mistake each take so at three we called it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWA19QswslE&feature=youtu.be

This is great but you guys look sober!

C'mon...mustard in the six-pack holder?

I'm gonna get drunk Sunday and post my entry...stay tuned!

lakesideglenn
10-18-2013, 04:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvARLX_iNKQ&feature=youtu.be


The Seasonistas are wallowing in misery and degradation this week AND enjoying amazing camaraderie under the barroom management of the Mighty TCK!
This is the first time I've done three songs in a week, but I had to bring this sage advice from Ringo Starr.


Dave, I'd like this to be my 87 entry and move my Tavern song to bonuses. Thanks.

Ginny...you wild thing!

TCK
10-18-2013, 04:59 PM
OK- I better do some of these and return for the rest...you guys are really making me earn it tonight (I don't mind at all).
Friday is here and the bonuses outweigh the entries still, but this is how we do it- I had a feeling...
Some notes:

Three days- that's all.
Beer is back as an unlisted video. You have three days to watch it. It goes away Sunday night at midnight Hawaiian time.
And for the record - I don't condone underage drinking! Kids- don't drink till you're legal!
GO GO GO Folks- this is not to be missed. Great stuff from Myrna right here, so gad it is back.

Heres one to sing and play along with (C F G7). "Mountain Dew" Bonus Track. Hope it makes the Bumpus Hounds happy:) They should love the voice cracks at the end...and did I say Happy Birthday yet today?!= Had me right along with you on this one. I was REALLY hoping this one would make it, and though I just met ya, I was kinda hoping you'd bring it. I have an old 78 (it was not 37K) of the Delmore Brothers doing this tune, and it is one of my most prized possessions. Such a great song. Thank you.

Here's one for the wine drinkers...

Another one I was waiting to see. It has always been a reggae song to me (I dont think I have ever heard Neil do it), but now it is a Myrna song...great job sister, and the fun you were having was contagious as always.

ok

wobbly singing

wobbly playing

HOWEVER

i am wondering if the blunderbuss approach of the lyrics will mean i have quite by chance sung a song about TCK's favourite drink...
a whisky drink
a vodka drink
a lager drink
a cider drink
:uhoh: isn't that pretty much every base covered? albeit in the most insanely approximate way?
who can say
let's give it a go anyway, this is "tubthumping" by chumbawamba. well it's approximately "tubthumping" by chumbawamba - it's as close as i could get without a couple of blokes with loudhailers. (i.e. ... not very close at all!)
N.B. lyric change to make it more family friendly
Haha- fire away! You were close for sure...but I think you would have to be American to get me favorite spirit (and I am a purist). Either that, or you would have ask Miss Lily, pretty sure she knows it. I have hinted with every drink recipe I have posted and done the song... and no one has gotten it yet :) I can say it must be 51% corn, aged in new charred oak, and it cannot be more than 160 proof (thank god). A great song here...not sure what you mean by wobbly at all, I liked it far more than the original. Thanks for buying us another round!



When I was in college, a couple of my friends were big fans of The Outlaws. This was a song of theirs that I really liked.Another one I have no idea where you dug up, but it was great. Had not heard it so it immediately becomes "yours", and that is probably how it ought to be- great stuff mate.

Well for once I think I've managed to find one of my favourite songs that is ideal for this weeks theme and I'm pretty sure no other seasonista will enter this. Its a very catchy little number and I strongly urge you to watch the wonderful and beautiful Caro Emerald original HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVlOmGoik2c). I found it difficult to get my tongue around when singing and can't do the original justice. You wont find an easier one to play along to though. Just two chords Em and B.
It really is a great little song about the demon drink.

There is NO WAY you could have been imbibing and gotten that tongue twister out, so let me buy you one now. What a great song here, and I am in awe that you got those lyrics nailed. So glad you made the party Dave- Cheers

Some clever little lyrics from The Feeling.

Rose...


:-)

BB
Another I had no idea was in existence...but I am better for having heard you play it. Looks like some of the folks from across the pond are making their way here late in the party (a good thing)...no problem, I will clear the cans and find you all a chair! Thanks for dropping by Bob


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY6EhP-Cdvo
Ummm...that bromance thing? It just got worse. You kick ass Alan.

I am not now nor have I ever been a Parrothead. I usually feel about Jimmy Buffett the way our host apparently feels about the Eagles. Nevertheless, I can't let you guys have all the fun, so here's my take on Margaritaville.

Haha- Ghost, I like the way you play the game. This will send my wife into a tirade I am sure (as my playing it did, and she knows me), but I assure you your host is laughing from the belly- thanks for that! Great stuff, and thanks for popping by again.


I decided to do this one again after I realized that it is much more appropriate for low-G.

Doug, you could stretch a rubber band across a Kleenex box and play this song beautifully mate. To get to hear it again is just icing on the cake. PM me if you want to switch that one to an entry, though I liked them both immensely





The Seasonistas are wallowing in misery and degradation this week AND enjoying amazing camaraderie under the barroom management of the Mighty TCK!
This is the first time I've done three songs in a week, but I had to bring this sage advice from Ringo Starr.


Dave, I'd like this to be my 87 entry and move my Tavern song to bonuses. Thanks.
I am not sure what makes me happier? Three songs from Ginny in a week...or Ginny doing this one. I gotta say, delivery is everything, and I am sure there will not be a scowl left in the house when they hear you do this. Just outrageous- loved every bit of it.

a little bonus song with the LWU as i pass it on!

cheers!
I think Rex is in the running for the most bonuses ever this week, but this takes the cake. Gather round kids and let me drop this on you...Rex and Silly Dave in the same video is like Christmas and winning the lottery at the same time. Seriously...
And then they did THIS SONG! I love this song. I have a really funny story about getting in trouble for singing it in the movie theater, but I will spare you. Just know that if Melissa has to be the DD, this is the song I am am belting out.
Awesome


Ok I have just made a kinky song about the demon alcohol... just as a check and balance to all of you who are letting the good times roll.
I think this will be my official entry. Believe it or not I first heard it from the inimitable Ms Poopy Longstuffing[/URL]
Man- this is my absolute favorite of yours Wee (saying a lot). The feeling here is incredible. You totally delivered, and the switch is made. I was going to do that anyway.

TCK
10-18-2013, 05:18 PM
OK- home stretch for tonight I think (I'm tired and I wanna go to bed).
You guys are just awesome! I am not as awesome, so you need to check the playlists and make sure I did not screw them all up (Hiccup!)

Another bonus. Of all the songs I did this week, this one would have definitely benefited from me drinking heavily. Alas, it did not. Fun song though. The Kinks....

Hahaha- Another one! Fantastic stuff mate, but yes, I would give my eye teeth to here you try that falsetto hammered. Thanks for enthusiastic response this week, I have been beside myself watching these roll in...You might want to check on the girls at some point but I am sure they are fine

This song needs a little introduction!

Back in the 1980s, when I was playing the folk clubs of England and Wales, I was famous for not drinking. Folk culture was full of both men and women who were heavy drinkers, but I had had some bad run-ins with alcohol as a younger man and wouldn't touch the stuff. So, I quickly got the reputation as the guy who you could ask to drive your car home. At the end of the evening, I would be the only one capable of driving out of a group of say five, so I would borrow one of their cars, run them all home and then bring the owner his car back the next day. :)

I got fed up being asked why I was drinking orange juice and in response wrote this pastiche of the popular drinking song: "I'll fathom the bowl!" to explain my stance back then. It went down rather well wherever I sang it and quite a few "closet non-alcohol people" took copies of the words home with them to learn it. :cool:

Once I got to Catalonia though, all my good intentions went out of the window as I got into the local wine and now I drink beer and this summer I even got into gin and tonics (refreshing summer evening drink). I have another song that resulted from this "conversion" - If I get time I'll record it tomorrow and post it here!

Lyrics, as usual in the description section at youtube.
A real beaut of a song here Bernie, but I, like DOug, am glad you are reformed. I sure would like to have a beer with you someday! Thanks for coming to my party mate, and you gotta tell us, who was that singing back-up for you, and how did you do it?

Bonus Entry "One Scotch , One Bourbon, One Beer"! Don't think its been done so I took a swing at it
Another song I could not believe was not here yet, and another one I am glad you did. Thanks so much for these, they are just great, and I am off the hook for doing one tonight

I had a blast SillyDave. Thank you all for making us feel so welcome. What a coincidence that you'd have the LWU when we were passing through. I could have played music all day. I'm glad your video turned out. Camera two (mine) had a bad angle and the sound switch had been knocked to low level. Volume is fixable but no need when your video turned out so well. Oh what the hell! This is take 2. Dave's video was take 3 no matter what he tries to tell you. Dave's wife showed up for take three is why she's missing in this video. I was progressively making more mistake each take so at three we called it.

Haha- we get this one twice, which is a blessing! I think I speak for everyone when I saw this is a stand out. LWU that has been everywhere, Silly Dave and Rex...all in one video? I am pretty sure that is the Seasonista trifecta right there. Wish I was there (I may drink the mustard..but I have enthusiasm). Thanks so much for this one guys.

OK- The cards are up four and the Dirty Dogs may be seeing their last day in the post-season. I am off to the bar because my hippie wife (side door only) cut our TV off (there really is seldom on to her credit-she is the smart one). I gotta see this. Tonight's drink
Bulliet over,
official sponsor of the San Francisco Giants.

uke4ia
10-18-2013, 05:22 PM
I have hinted with every drink recipe I have posted and done the song... and no one has gotten it yet :) I can say it must be 51% corn, aged in new charred oak, and it cannot be more than 160 proof (thank god). A great song here...not sure what you mean by wobbly at all, I liked it far more than the original. Thanks for buying us another round!
Then you may want to try this at Thanksgiving. This used to be one of my specialties. The chocolate and bourbon cut the sweetness, so you don't realize how much sugar you're eating until you notice you haven't blinked in a half hour. I haven't made it since I had my heart attack. It's heavy-duty stuff, and totally amazing. This recipe is the reason I always have a bottle of Jim Beam in the house.


Double Chocolate Chip and Bourbon Pecan Pie
from Chocolatier magazine

• 3 large eggs
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 cup Karo dark corn syrup
• 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter or margarine, melted and cooled until tepid
• 1/4 cup bourbon
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 cup (6 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
• 1 cup (6 oz.) white chocolate chips
• 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
• 1/2 cup pecan halves
• 1 9-inch pie crust in pie plate


Position one rack in the upper level and another rack in the lower level of the oven. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, corn syrup, butter/margaine, bourbon and vanilla until blended. Stir in the chocolate chips and chopped nuts. Pour the filling into the prepared pie crust. Arrange the pecan halves over the top of the filling.

Bake the pie on the bottom rack for 45 minutes. Move the pie to the upper rack and bake for 5 to 10 minutes longer, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling feels set. Transfer the pie to a wire rack and cool completely.

The original recipe says to cover the pie with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before slicing, but I generally don't do this. It may slice easier when it is cold. The recipe suggests serving the pie slices warmed up with vanilla ice cream on them.

greyghost
10-18-2013, 05:33 PM
To our host: I'm glad you liked my take on Margaritaville. While I was recording it, I realized there's another Buffett song that fits the theme perfectly, but it doesn't really fit the family-friendly ideal you laid out for us. Anyway, I decided not to submit this bonus track until i get your opinion as to whether it ought to be posted here, but know that if you just say the word, my rendition of "Why Don't We Get Drunk" is ready to post (it suffers the same problem as the Dead Kennedys song posted earlier, but without any obvious compromise that will sanitize it--though I suppose we could tell the kids it's about using a screwdriver...).
What say you?

myrnaukelele
10-18-2013, 06:43 PM
This sign's for Melissa!!
59998

TCK
10-18-2013, 07:02 PM
Family friendly is the forum and the moderators deal, not mine...This is probably the first time you have ever heard it from a career teacher, but I say parents ought to police internet use, and the internet ought to remain a free state. BRING IT GHOST!
To our host: I'm glad you liked my take on Margaritaville. While I was recording it, I realized there's another Buffett song that fits the theme perfectly, but it doesn't really fit the family-friendly ideal you laid out for us. Anyway, I decided not to submit this bonus track until i get your opinion as to whether it ought to be posted here, but know that if you just say the word, my rendition of "Why Don't We Get Drunk" is ready to post (it suffers the same problem as the Dead Kennedys song posted earlier, but without any obvious compromise that will sanitize it--though I suppose we could tell the kids it's about using a screwdriver...).
What say you?

TCK
10-18-2013, 07:03 PM
She laughed from the belly Myrna! Thanks for that
This sign's for Melissa!!
59998

TCK
10-18-2013, 07:04 PM
Then you may want to try this at Thanksgiving. Dude, I never mix with anything, but this sounds too good to miss! Added to the menu for sure!

Stephen Reed
10-18-2013, 07:39 PM
87th Season of the Ukulele "Happy Hour
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoD09KZVFic

I apologize for the visual quality on this one. I was going to do it over for a better look, but my sore throat got worse, and I couldn't sing it again, so here goes!

TCK
10-18-2013, 08:07 PM
Welcome to Happy Hour Stephen! Thanks so much for dropping buy and playing us this great little song here! Unless you were planning on wearing Lederhosen on the next take, no need to apologize for anything mate- great stuff.
87th Season of the Ukulele "Happy Hour
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoD09KZVFic

I apologize for the visual quality on this one. I was going to do it over for a better look, but my sore throat got worse, and I couldn't sing it again, so here goes!

myrnaukelele
10-18-2013, 09:02 PM
Here comes some country...

http://youtu.be/dsySoLyXPFQ
TCK - could you make this my entry? Beer will be going away on Sunday.

myrnaukelele
10-18-2013, 09:37 PM
I love Emmy Lou!

http://youtu.be/H7loib3hDjA

pabrizzer
10-18-2013, 10:15 PM
Bonus originoodle - On The Rocks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqni03BMMxo

Rustyy
10-18-2013, 11:32 PM
Let me know when you get sick of this, but I'm sure having fun, and I haven't even got around to Margaritaville yet. Might save it for a future contest.

This time a song from George Jones. Looked him up on wikipedia, and was shocked to hear he passed away in April this year. Somehow I missed this. I think it was Waylon Jennings who sang "If we could all sing like we want to, we'd all sing like George Jones".
Maybe he's not everyone's cup of tea but he had a voice, unlike yours truly (sob).

Here's to your birthday, Dave, with a Jim Beam (your favourite tipple?)


http://youtu.be/dKcd6JVVnHA

wee_ginga_yin
10-18-2013, 11:54 PM
Haha- fire away! You were close for sure...but I think you would have to be American to get me favorite spirit (and I am a purist). Either that, or you would have ask Miss Lily, pretty sure she knows it. I have hinted with every drink recipe I have posted and done the song... and no one has gotten it yet :)

I would have to say the drink and the song is Jockey full of Bourbon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcSBtVN1nK4)

greyghost
10-19-2013, 02:55 AM
Family friendly is the forum and the moderators deal, not mine...This is probably the first time you have ever heard it from a career teacher, but I say parents ought to police internet use, and the internet ought to remain a free state. BRING IT GHOST!

OK, consider it brought! (And remember, you were warned). For the people not familiar with this song, I will say that the first time I heard it, I laughed pretty hard--it's a kind of perfect parody of some country tropes. I only regret that I can't include the pedal-steel flourishes of the original...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=or5OmLtk0a0&feature=youtu.be

peewee
10-19-2013, 04:44 AM
Morning Newsflash:
http://nyti.ms/19S6lic
The Case of the Missing Bourbon.

Anyone fancy adapting Johnny Cash's "One Piece at a Time" to a bourbon heist song?

TCK
10-19-2013, 05:27 AM
All right, another day of pushing the cans aside to find the computer and all my friends here still singing away! This has been a bonus bonanza (weird right?) and this morning is no exception...let's see here, who is still hanging around?

Here comes some country...

TCK - could you make this my entry? Beer will be going away on Sunday.
Yes- it is changed Myrna, and thank you for getting the ball rolling, seems we are all gonna play some country to day! Excellent song choice there- a real doozy, thanks for popping by again!

I love Emmy Lou!

As do everyone's favorite Cloverdalians! Especially the tall purty one- she is going to be thrilled when she sees this one. I think if she had time this week, she would have demanded it, thanks for adding it to the lists.

Bonus originoodle - On The Rocks

Great little tune here Pa- just the thing for blowing the fog away and letting the coffee do it's thing!

Let me know when you get sick of this, but I'm sure having fun, and I haven't even got around to Margaritaville yet. Might save it for a future contest.

This time a song from George Jones. Looked him up on wikipedia, and was shocked to hear he passed away in April this year. Somehow I missed this. I think it was Waylon Jennings who sang "If we could all sing like we want to, we'd all sing like George Jones".
Maybe he's not everyone's cup of tea but he had a voice, unlike yours truly (sob).

Here's to your birthday, Dave, with a Jim Beam (your favourite tipple?)

Cat's out of the bag now (finally)- Yep, I drink Bourbon...and well, here's another thing you don't know about me while we are making introductions. I make bonus songs. A lot of bonus songs. Like every week. In fact, I would rather never enter...and just sit around making bonus songs (as would a few others, which is why we have our own island).
I would never get sick of ya Rusty, you play all the songs you want mate, and if they were all Possum songs, even better (I love George Jones!). THe enthusiastic showing buy the new guy this week has been a highlight. Thanks for coming by mate!

I would have to say the drink and the song is Jockey full of Bourbon
A great one to revisit- drinking from a broken cup on this end

OK, consider it brought! (And remember, you were warned). For the people not familiar with this song, I will say that the first time I heard it, I laughed pretty hard--it's a kind of perfect parody of some country tropes. I only regret that I can't include the pedal-steel flourishes of the original...

I assure you that will be the hardest laugh I have all day...unless the Lederhosen thing happens. But seriously, that was brilliant.

OK- off to play with a big bird- see y'all later ;)
Play me some Merle Haggard so I don't have to make ten videos tonight would ya?

uke4ia
10-19-2013, 05:32 AM
Morning Newsflash:
http://nyti.ms/19S6lic
The Case of the Missing Bourbon.

Anyone fancy adapting Johnny Cash's "One Piece at a Time" to a bourbon heist song?

Or writing a '60s-style folk song about the 2000 bourbon spill that killed all the fish in the Kentucky River?

http://www.wqpmag.com/fish-kill-blamed-bourbon-spill

TCK
10-19-2013, 05:35 AM
Oh the humanity! American Pie adaptation...
Morning Newsflash:
http://nyti.ms/19S6lic
The Case of the Missing Bourbon.

Anyone fancy adapting Johnny Cash's "One Piece at a Time" to a bourbon heist song?

TCK
10-19-2013, 05:38 AM
HERE YE HERE YE
Hey Gang- Miss Lily needs to post early as she is way over in Europe, so her season will be up sooner than most. She PM'D me about it, but her mail is full so I can't respond to her privately.
Figured I would publicly announce that I endorse anything Lily does, as long as she shows up at this season before it ends in Lederhosen ;)
That is all.
Dave

GinnyT11
10-19-2013, 07:01 AM
Morning Newsflash:
http://nyti.ms/19S6lic
The Case of the Missing Bourbon.
Anyone fancy adapting Johnny Cash's "One Piece at a Time" to a bourbon heist song?

Here's a current crime in Kentucky—the disappearance of 95 cases of Pappy Van Winkle whiskey.
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/10/where-did-missing-65-cases-pappy-van-winkle-whiskey-go/70709/

mythinformed
10-19-2013, 07:49 AM
Here's a current crime in Kentucky—the disappearance of 95 cases of Pappy Van Winkle whiskey.
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/10/where-did-missing-65-cases-pappy-van-winkle-whiskey-go/70709/

I think they have apprehended a suspect Ginny ..................


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP9b_91PHi8

pootsie
10-19-2013, 08:44 AM
happy birthday TCK!

happy birthday to uke!
happy birthday to uke!
happy birthday dear TCK!
happy birthday to uke!

:)

here is my entry

it's the dead kennedy's "too drunk to..." - but amended slightly given the family friendly nature of the seasons, and made more uke specific


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

:music: :cheers:

That was bloody brilliant!

Barbablanca
10-19-2013, 09:42 AM
Belated "Per Molts Anys" (many happy returns) to TCK

Ok, so I've done the anti-plonk song. Now here's the "In Praise of Beer" song. (Cleverly disguised as a "getting off with someone" song ;) )

This one is one we are working on with the band. Meanwhile, here is me and Xavi giving it some stick this afternoon especially for this season:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVzQ5BTSrXo&feature=youtube_gdata

The song is supposed to stop dead at the end , but I forgot. Hence Xavi tells me: "You do know that was where we were supposed to stop, don't you?"

Lyrics in the description on Youtube

Cheers,

Berni

peewee
10-19-2013, 10:40 AM
Or writing a '60s-style folk song about the 2000 bourbon spill that killed all the fish in the Kentucky River?


"If the river was whiskey, I was a diving duck" or a dying fish in this cse

Tootler
10-19-2013, 11:57 AM
HERE YE HERE YE
Hey Gang- Miss Lily needs to post early as she is way over in Europe, so her season will be up sooner than most. She PM'D me about it, but her mail is full so I can't respond to her privately.
Figured I would publicly announce that I endorse anything Lily does, as long as she shows up at this season before it ends in Lederhosen ;)
That is all.
Dave

Sunday Midnight in Hawaii is noon on Monday in much of Western Europe and 11am Monday in the UK (until daylight saving time ends towards the end of this month).

In practice, it is usually not possible to get a video done Monday morning (at least not for me, even though I am retired) so the season does tend to end early.

Jazzbanjorex
10-19-2013, 12:02 PM
Joy To The World with the little white Uke from Branson Missouri. USA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee9pJHyra6Y&feature=youtu.be