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max2173
11-02-2013, 03:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgrM2DmjAAk&feature=c4-overview&list=UUSki09OXD9BC13nUQ5nqxNw

For those of you who don't want to watch me ramble on:

Any song from the year you turned 18. (If 2 or more people are performing, pick a year 1 of them turned 18.)

If you're not 18 yet, do a song from this year.

1 entry per person, others on the misfit thread.

Bonuses celebrating Lou Reed!

(Extra bonus, number 1 single from your 18th birthday.)

Multitracking OK.

Prizes:
The main winner (chosen by me) will receive an Amazon voucher for £10, or whatever the equivalent is in your own currency.
The best bonus track will receive a digital certificate designed by me. (Maybe a real one if I get time.)

Please don't post any videos until Sunday, Hawaii.

Have fun.

When You Were Young - Entries Playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOoxH4wdrzrPxZNWKBiXhFb9LjGhDZpTF)

Take a Walk on the Wild Side - Bonus Playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOoxH4wdrzrNNlbwMuhH-O_drOobj5qQt)

Happy Birthday and Whatever - All Other Bonus Songs (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?feature=edit_ok&list=PLOoxH4wdrzrOMJ7uRMxh5FZd_TKopSeiA)

ukuloonie
11-02-2013, 03:47 PM
Cool theme

myrnaukelele
11-02-2013, 05:02 PM
Brilliant theme. There were so many good bands around when I was young- I've got great music to choose from. Looking forward to hearing what songs everyone picks.

myrnaukelele
11-02-2013, 05:32 PM
And just to set the mood...
Here's Alice Cooper's I'm Eighteen (which coincidentally came out the year I turned 18).

http://youtu.be/jXZcJojTucg

redpaul1
11-02-2013, 06:35 PM
I turned 18 in 1973 :o

Here's a list of all the albums released in 1973 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1973_in_music#Albums_released) :)

ukuleledaddy
11-02-2013, 08:16 PM
Great theme, but Oh man, the year I turned 18 was quite possibly the worst year ever for music. Luckily there were a couple of stand out albums to choose from, but the pickings are slim.

TCK
11-02-2013, 11:08 PM
That is weird Daddy-O, because I figure we are close in age, and I think my eighteenth year was one of the best for music.
Great theme, but Oh man, the year I turned 18 was quite possibly the worst year ever for music. Luckily there were a couple of stand out albums to choose from, but the pickings are slim.
I mean- really...does it get better?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EcjWd-O4jI
Get your booty on the floor my friends.

KoaDependent
11-03-2013, 12:02 AM
Yeah, I thought 1986 was the best year for music ever until tonight.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-03-2013, 12:20 AM
Get your booty on the floor
a. oh man that was good

and b. what have we got here, a bunch of EMBRYOS???

and c. i kinda wish i was a couple of years older even than the advanced oldness i already AM - got a hankering to do edge of seventeen - white winged dove by stevie nicks. maybe stand on a table and do it.

(i really wish they'd let her stand on the table and totally just go for it...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MWpe8zzSM0

but no it's all good i got something completely awesome from 1984 that i plan to mangle horribly

Tootler
11-03-2013, 12:53 AM
Excellent theme. Should bring a wide variety of entries.

I was 18 the year Love Me Do came out. The week after I was 18, it was Elvis no1 & Cliff Richard no2 here in the UK. Pretty much sums up that period.

Shady Wilbury
11-03-2013, 01:14 AM
Hey, Max.

Thanks for giving me an excuse to learn a John Mellencamp song that I've loved for the past three years, but never got round to. (I felt awful at first, because 2010 was mostly rap...then I looked it up and discovered that song.)

Take care,

Casey

UkeyDave
11-03-2013, 01:23 AM
Wowzee wowzee wowzee. Oh man this is HEAVEN. 1976 Yee haaaaaa

we tigers
11-03-2013, 01:30 AM
Wowee Zowee! That's my year! (Pavement album)
I have tons of songs I would like to do... Choosing one or two is going to be difficult... Great theme, Max!

pabrizzer
11-03-2013, 01:38 AM
OK - not a beegees fan but went through a list of songs from the year I was 18 and decided to do this one,
Run To Me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9qC_4utOqk

UkeyDave
11-03-2013, 01:55 AM
OK - not a beegees fan but went through a list of songs from the year I was 18 and decided to do this one,
Run To Me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9qC_4utOqk
Brilliant Brian. My favourite Bee Gee's track of all time. What a great start to this weeks seasons. You've set the bar high again.

pabrizzer
11-03-2013, 01:47 AM
Brilliant Brian. My favourite Bee Gee's track of all time. What a great start to this weeks seasons. You've set the bar high again.
Thanks Dave.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-03-2013, 01:54 AM
first of all i wanna say what i forgot to say when i posted before, which is - WOT A BRILLIANT THEME!!!

second of all, and further to the text pa put up at the start of his brilliant vid, i hope no one IS overly concerned with giving away their age. for one thing who is gonna do the math(s), it took me an alarmingly long time to work out what year i turned 18, i even had to use pen and paper, so unless i'm unusually thick... ok i'll leave it there. and another thing - with age comes ah good stuff er like arthritis and reading glasses. yeah scratch that too

getting to the point - eventually - here is my vid...

"smalltown boy" by bronski beat from 1984

which makes me 46 or something

I'M NOT ASHAMED


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6z_-pEL7Rc

Joko
11-03-2013, 02:24 AM
Cool! I've always wanted to 'Rick Roll' the Seasonistas!

(Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up was the #3 selling song of the year 1988)

(No, I'm not going to Rick Roll you...)

ukuleledaddy
11-03-2013, 04:57 AM
That is weird Daddy-O, because I figure we are close in age, and I think my eighteenth year was one of the best for music.
I mean- really...does it get better?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EcjWd-O4jI
Get your booty on the floor my friends.
Oh the flashbacks. Yep, we're pretty close in age. I began a long run as a wedding and ice rink DJ the year that song came out. I was 18 in '88, and for me there wasn't even any fun bad music (like you're example). Really a lot of crap. Not much counter culture beyond Guns N Roses.
I remember a couple years into my job at the ice rink after being asked to play New Kids On The Block for millionth time I just couldn't take it anymore and broke a 45 right in this poor kids face and slapped on some Bon Scott era AC/DC. I don't think I've developed any more tolerance for boy bands as I've grown older.

UkeCan1
11-03-2013, 06:16 AM
Oh, this is just the best theme EVER! Too bad I am away at an important conference all week and have NO time to do this. Really. I don't. Don't beg.

1980, folks (you heard me right ... PLEASE be kind and tell me I don't look anywhere near that old, okay?). What would you want to hear me do?

So many great songs ... how could I possibly choose among them?

http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/1980.htm

I really Do Not Have Time. So just hypothetical, right? Really. I mean it.

- Wendy

[BTW, way to get everyone to reveal their ages, Max ... brilliant! And not that we would EVER have time, but what's the rule for duos? Pick either year? Split the difference?]

max2173
11-03-2013, 06:26 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhI9IDsvdZI&list=PLOoxH4wdrzrNNlbwMuhH-O_drOobj5qQt&index=1

Host's Bonus song!

myrnaukelele
11-03-2013, 06:29 AM
Oh the flashbacks...
I don't think I've developed any more tolerance for boy bands as I've grown older.
Hahahaha! That depends on your "boy band" lol! I was 12years old when the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan show. The next day all any of us 7th grade girls could talk about was which Beatle we thought was the cutest. Beatlemania had arrived!! So my "boy band" was the Beatles. And I still love to listen to their music.

max2173
11-03-2013, 06:30 AM
I definitely would love to hear Funkytown!!!

And good point about duos or groups for that matter, we'll go with pick a year one of you turned 18.


Oh, this is just the best theme EVER! Too bad I am away at an important conference all week and have NO time to do this. Really. I don't. Don't beg.

1980, folks (you heard me right ... PLEASE be kind and tell me I don't look anywhere near that old, okay?). What would you want to hear me do?

So many great songs ... how could I possibly choose among them?

http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/1980.htm

I really Do Not Have Time. So just hypothetical, right? Really. I mean it.

- Wendy

[BTW, way to get everyone to reveal their ages, Max ... brilliant! And not that we would EVER have time, but what's the rule for duos? Pick either year? Split the difference?]

max2173
11-03-2013, 06:32 AM
Pabrizzer - Really nice work on this one. Really impressed with the picking pattern whilst still singing wonderfully. What a great start to the Season!

bird's eye view of my ukelele - Love the vocals on this one. I don't know this song but I'll definitely be looking up after this rendition. As a side note, I love the Daffy Duck t-shirt too!

ukuleledaddy
11-03-2013, 06:51 AM
Hahahaha! That depends on your "boy band" lol! I was 12years old when the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan show. The next day all any of us 7th grade girls could talk about was which Beatle we thought was the cutest. Beatlemania had arrived!! So my "boy band" was the Beatles. And I still love to listen to their music.

Ha, good point Myrna. I suppose my loose definition of a boy band would be those where the boys don't play instruments.

UkeyDave
11-03-2013, 07:13 AM
which makes me 46 or something

I'M NOT ASHAMED


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6z_-pEL7Rc
Blimey - you don't look it. ;-)

FiL
11-03-2013, 07:33 AM
Well I haven't even finished my entry for Season 89, but here's a one-take quickie for Season 90.

I turned 18 in 1986, which, aside from a few classic albums, was a pretty crappy year for music. Richard Thompson released "Daring Adventures", which is not one of my favorites from him, but it contained two classics, including "How Will I Ever Be Simple Again?"

I'm playing it on my new Mainland red cedar baritone.


http://youtu.be/yILn3czOaxc

- FiL

greyghost
11-03-2013, 08:16 AM
I turned 18 in 1982, and young metalhead that I was, the first thing I thought of was that Iron Maiden's The Number of the Beast came out that year. I like trying to prove that anything can be played on the ukulele, so here's my favorite song from that album, "Hallowed Be Thy Name."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq80QHi6i_M

greenie44
11-03-2013, 08:30 AM
Theoretically, it's a great theme. In my case, looking it up, there seems to be nothing I was even remotely interested in playing ever in my life. Good thing I was 18 and had other things to occupy my time . . .

I might try something way out of the mainstream, and will probably do a horrible job on it, but a theme's a theme. Lou Reed did not release an album in the year I turned 18 (I think he was working for his dad on Long Island that year) and neither did Dylan. Bruce hadn't released any albums then.

Now, there was some good music around, but, as this clip demonstrates, it takes an army to pull off -


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uquT-fxqnls&feature=player_detailpage

max2173
11-03-2013, 08:31 AM
FiL - Really lovely country feel to this, you sang this like you meant every word. The uke was played superbly too!

greyghost - Wow, some high notes in there. I enjoyed the picking interlude. Love the metal on the uke, surely it's what ukes were made for?!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-03-2013, 08:38 AM
I love the Daffy Duck t-shirt too!
thank you! i have many favourite t-shirts, but i think this is my most super duper favouritest!


Blimey - you don't look it. ;-)
lol!

i bet you say that to... er... all the hands and forearms!

UkeyDave
11-03-2013, 08:39 AM
I would sooner have sawn my own leg off with a hacksaw than ever admit to liking ABBA in 1976. In fact I don't think I was even aware of ABBA in 1976. For me the 70's was THE era for music (but then I would say that wouldn't I?).
Anyway, ABBA was certainly NOT in my stream of consciousness in 1976 but after trying this one I thought it sounded ok so went with it. I'm sure I could find many many more great songs from 1976 so as I'm only allowed one then this will have to be it. Now to work on my Lou Reed song Perfect Day I think. Oh and just for fun I've included some photo's of me around this era too. :-)
This is a great theme Max and its interesting finding out everyone's age too. ;-)

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

UkeyDave
11-03-2013, 08:47 AM
i bet you say that to... er... all the hands and forearms!
Hahaha I almost fell off my chair I laughed so much at that one Lynda. Lol nice one.

xommen
11-03-2013, 09:23 AM
You couldn't have come at a better time was on Luka Bloom's first album riverside which was released in 1990 the year I turned 18.

http://youtu.be/HQP-hAV1p0c

TCK
11-03-2013, 09:28 AM
I would sooner have sawn my own leg off with a hacksaw than ever admit to liking ABBA in 1976. In fact I don't think I was even aware of ABBA in 1976. For me the 70's was THE era for music (but then I would say that wouldn't I?).

Melissa and I are laughing hysterically at your first comment here, and fondly remembering the headless Uker who gave us a little Abba way back in season 24. This is gold Dave, just brilliant.

mattydee
11-03-2013, 09:43 AM
Question -- A lot of tunes get don't get radio play until the year after they come out on an album, especially if the album drops late in the year... Those songs may become hits that following year. Where do you stand on this? Does the song need to have been released in the year, or if it hit the Billboard 100 that year (even if it actually dropped the previous year), is that ok?

UkeyDave
11-03-2013, 09:56 AM
Melissa and I are laughing hysterically at your first comment here, and fondly remembering the headless Uker who gave us a little Abba way back in season 24. This is gold Dave, just brilliant.
Blimey I've just listened to that. "I have a dream" I must redo that song. Its bloody awful AND in the wrong key for me to sing in. lol That was guilty pleasures week. I remember and enjoyed that week immensly. Well at least I've learned how to sing in a more suitable key nowadays.

Tootler
11-03-2013, 09:59 AM
Question -- A lot of tunes get don't get radio play until the year after they come out on an album, especially if the album drops late in the year... Those songs may become hits that following year. Where do you stand on this? Does the song need to have been released in the year, or if it hit the Billboard 100 that year (even if it actually dropped the previous year), is that ok?

Good point, Matty.

To add to that, My birthday is in December. If you take the year of my 18th birthday it's 1962 but most of my eighteenth year was in 1963 so is it OK to choose a song from 1963?

For those who want to do the sums, that makes me 68 just now and 69 next month. Perhaps I should change my user name to Old Fart :old:

Except... It's already gone - though badly misspelt :wtf:

Tootler
11-03-2013, 10:12 AM
I would sooner have sawn my own leg off with a hacksaw than ever admit to liking ABBA in 1976. In fact I don't think I was even aware of ABBA in 1976. For me the 70's was THE era for music (but then I would say that wouldn't I?).
Anyway, ABBA was certainly NOT in my stream of consciousness in 1976...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJeIJOKIAe

Even at the advanced age of 32 in 1976, I didn't like to admitting to liking ABBA. Even less cool was John Denver who I also liked - and still do. He wrote some excellent songs.

Fernando: Good choice. It was one of ABBA's better songs. Not long before they broke up but it showed a more serious vein of songwriting, the lyrics matter in this song. Good rendition.

max2173
11-03-2013, 10:45 AM
If it was a hit in the year you were 18 go for it. Likewise, if you were still 18 but the song was released in the next calendar year, go for it too! I'm easy as long as you have fun!


Good point, Matty.

To add to that, My birthday is in December. If you take the year of my 18th birthday it's 1962 but most of my eighteenth year was in 1963 so is it OK to choose a song from 1963?

For those who want to do the sums, that makes me 68 just now and 69 next month. Perhaps I should change my user name to Old Fart :old:

Except... It's already gone - though badly misspelt :wtf:

UkeCan1
11-03-2013, 11:14 AM
Well I haven't even finished my entry for Season 89, but here's a one-take quickie for Season 90.

I turned 18 in 1986, which, aside from a few classic albums, was a pretty crappy year for music. Richard Thompson released "Daring Adventures", which is not one of my favorites from him, but it contained two classics, including "How Will I Ever Be Simple Again?"

I'm playing it on my new Mainland red cedar baritone.


http://youtu.be/yILn3czOaxc

- FiL

Wow, FiL - really sweet finger-picking! It sounds (and looks!) so beautiful on the new bari. (Now that we will have a real rehearsal night, can you teach me to do that? :)) Yay for you getting a video done at the front end of the week! Good stuff.

Shady Wilbury
11-03-2013, 11:24 AM
I'm actually singing along, Dave. Great version - wish I knew how you get that 'chuck' to your strum.

Take care,

~dave~~wave~
11-03-2013, 11:35 AM
Great theme, Max.
Several of the songs I've already done for the seasons are from my 18th year. For better or worse, they stick with you.





http://youtu.be/IAxB5IuhYDo

UkeCan1
11-03-2013, 11:44 AM
OK - not a beegees fan but went through a list of songs from the year I was 18 and decided to do this one,
Run To Me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9qC_4utOqk

Wowzers, Brizzer - this is really beautiful playing and singing. What an inspired song choice for you! I could listen to this all day.

[And yeah, I thought about lying about my age. Or abdicating. (Especially since FiL is also revealing his, and one of us is ... older.) But it's easy enough to find if anybody cares enough to look. It's kind of liberating not caring about that! I love that we are all doing it ... adds a nice new level of intimacy to the community, I think!]

myrnaukelele
11-03-2013, 12:14 PM
Great theme, Max.
Several of the songs I've already done for the seasons are from my 18th year. For better or worse, they stick with you.

Ha! Isn't that the truth. The Kris Kristofferson song I did this week was also from 1971 (we're the same age:)) And I've done Me and Bobby McGee which came out on Janis Joplin's Pearl album in January of 1971 (released posthumously -she died in October of 1970). We had such good music to listen to. I'm still deciding what to sing - there are so many great songs from 1971 to choose from.

wallyboy
11-03-2013, 01:02 PM
interesting theme max should get a good assortment of songs, heres my humble bash, I was 18 in 1973, some great music about, no way have I done this song justice, so much missing, fun to do tho,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihG76qbEYrc&feature=youtube_gdata

greenie44
11-03-2013, 01:16 PM
Ha! Isn't that the truth. The Kris Kristofferson song I did this week was also from 1971 (we're the same age:)) And I've done Me and Bobby McGee which came out on Janis Joplin's Pearl album in January of 1971 (released posthumously -she died in October of 1970). We had such good music to listen to. I'm still deciding what to sing - there are so many great songs from 1971 to choose from.

I'm the same age too, but I'm not finding much of interest. If I can go with my 18th year, I have a possibility, as well as another one kind of off the charts.

myrnaukelele
11-03-2013, 02:08 PM
I'm the same age too, but I'm not finding much of interest. If I can go with my 18th year, I have a possibility, as well as another one kind of off the charts.
You weren't a Doors fan? Or Grateful Dead? Or Nitty Gritty Dirt Band? Fleetwood Mac? The Temptations? John Lennon? Elton John? Carole King? Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin? Creedence Clearwater Revival? Crosby Stills Nash & Young? Marvin Gaye? Cat Stevens? Pink Floyd? David Bowie? The Moody Blues? John Prine? The Allman Brothers? Santana? James Taylor? Joni Mitchell? Leonard Cohen? Kris Kristofferson? Janis Joplin? John Denver? Elvis? Bob Dylan?
All these artists/bands put out albums in 1971. Here's a great site:
http://tsort.info/music/ay1971.htm
Or try this one:
http://www.besteveralbums.com/yearstats.php?y=1971
Surely you'll find a song- 1971 was a GREAT year for music! :o

Jazzbanjorex
11-03-2013, 02:47 PM
Unfortunately I have to find something from 1980 because ""Everyone knows rock n' roll attained perfection in 1974. It's a scientific fact." Homer Simpson - February 25, 2006

Anyway, 1980 here I come!!!

UkeCan1
11-03-2013, 04:54 PM
Unfortunately I have to find something from 1980 because ""Everyone knows rock n' roll attained perfection in 1974. It's a scientific fact." Homer Simpson - February 25, 2006

Anyway, 1980 here I come!!!

Rex, we are the same age. Plenty of great stuff in 1980: http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/1980.htm
Surely you can find something fun there.

Jazzbanjorex
11-03-2013, 05:09 PM
Rex, we are the same age. Plenty of great stuff in 1980: http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/1980.htm
Surely you can find something fun there.

Sweet! I saw some I like on the list. I'm feeling soft rock at the moment. Might be Wednesday before I get a chance to record and I might wanna do Crazy Train. Who knows?

Jazzbanjorex
11-03-2013, 05:12 PM
Rex, we are the same age. Plenty of great stuff in 1980: http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/1980.htm
Surely you can find something fun there.

I know we're the same age . I sat behind you in science class remember? I had long blond hair.


I'm kidding. Don't go get the year book. You won't find me. I missed that day...

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-03-2013, 05:32 PM
To add to that, My birthday is in December.
i'm the same. but i tought what the hey, i'll go with the year i was on the edge of seventeen even if that was the edge where you slip off into 18 in a minute, rather than the one where you're 16 and about to tip over into 17. or something. which brings me back to stevie nicks...

:uhoh:



I'm feeling soft rock at the moment.
they can't touch you for it

redpaul1
11-03-2013, 05:42 PM
Unfortunately I have to find something from 1980 because ""Everyone knows rock n' roll attained perfection in 1974. It's a scientific fact." Homer Simpson - February 25, 2006

That's good to know. Now the rules have been changed/clarified, turns out I've got the first 4 months of 1974 to explore too.

A heads-up though: "Smoke On The Water" came out (as a single) in 1973. Just sayin', but be afraid, be very afraid!

Tootler
11-03-2013, 10:27 PM
i'm the same. but i tought what the hey, i'll go with the year i was on the edge of seventeen even if that was the edge where you slip off into 18 in a minute, rather than the one where you're 16 and about to tip over into 17. or something. which brings me back to stevie nicks...

Going with my 18th year means I can do some Dylan as Freewheelin came out that year.

UkeyDave
11-04-2013, 12:52 AM
Here's my first bonus track. Its Perfect Day. I thought I'd try a little different arrangement with a more up tempo strum. I'm experimenting with my strumming technique as I want to try and convey a more gently strum sometimes. I'm not sure if I achieve this but wanted to give it a go. Anyway, please please please just because I've done Perfect Day don't let that stop anyone else doing it. i really don't subscribe to this "oh someone has already done this track" attitude. Who cares - its not like we ask the artists permission before posting so no one needs to ask my permission just because I've covered it. Anyway, rant over and I hope you can say :agree: . :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se-z6J1353Q
Yes I'm still suffering from a cold so I hope the nasally sound doesn't detract from the song too much.

redpaul1
11-04-2013, 12:57 AM
Here's another useful reference, particularly for us Brits: Top 40 Official Singles Chart UK Archive (http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/1973-04-28/) by week. The URL I've posted here is for the week of my birthday. "Tie A Yellow Ribbon" was #1. Garry Glitter was #2 with "Hello, Hello (It's Good To Be Back)" & between them David Cassidy and the Osmonds (individually and collectively) filled 3 of the other slots in the top 10.

Similarly this URL gives you the UK Album chart for the same week: The UK Album Charts Top 50 1973 (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/sharonmawer/complete%20charts%201973.html). Donny Osmond and David Cassidy still have 3 albums between them in the Top 20. The full horror that was Marie O was yet to be inflicted on us.

So, I see your gripes that there wasn't a lot of good music around in the year you turned 18. I see your gripes and I raise them with the Osmonds, the Cassidy, and the Glitter ;o

Believe it or not, Monster Mash was a Top Ten hit in 1973! It reached #3 in the UK, and #10 in the Billboard Hot 100.

UkeyDave
11-04-2013, 01:08 AM
Unfortunately Paul it doesn't show charts BEFORE 1960.
So for those of you born BEFORE 1960 This one shows charts BEFORE then.
http://www.everyhit.com

max2173
11-04-2013, 01:24 AM
UkeyDave - Love this Dave, the strumming is brilliant. I've tried to cover this song before and I can never quite get it to work, I'll be using this as a basis next time I try!

xommen - Really lovely version of this Irish folk song here Wim, sang with a lot of meaning too.

~dave~~wave~ - The picking breaks on this stood out for me, fantastic. Love the sound of the 8-string as well.

wallyboy - A classic given a twist, sounds very Dylan-esque here, super. I really would love to know what it is you're brewing too, please!

max2173
11-04-2013, 01:26 AM
Just received a message from UkeyDave asking if we can do songs that were number 1 on our 18th. Interestingly I was considering this as the theme for a short while but though it would've been too narrow.

If you want to post the number 1 song from your 18th as an extra bonus, go for it!

redpaul1
11-04-2013, 01:51 AM
Just received a message from UkeyDave asking if we can do songs that were number 1 on our 18th. Interestingly I was considering this as the theme for a short while but though it would've been too narrow.

If you want to post the number 1 song from your 18th as an extra bonus, go for it!


There'll be snow on the hills of Hades before you find me doing Tie A Yellow Ribbon x

wee_ginga_yin
11-04-2013, 02:11 AM
There'll be snow on the hills of Hades before you find me doing Tie A Yellow Ribbon x

Go on. go on, go on, go on, do a punk version… you know you want to.

pabrizzer
11-04-2013, 02:21 AM
OK I'm game to have a went.
Transformer was released in 1972 - yep turned 18 that year.
And it's a Lou Reed bonus.
Walk on the Wild Side.

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

UkeyDave
11-04-2013, 02:28 AM
there'll be snow on the hills of hades before you find me doing tie a yellow ribbon x

news flash - (attention redpaul) - there is snow falling in hades. ;-)

xommen
11-04-2013, 02:47 AM
Just received a message from UkeyDave asking if we can do songs that were number 1 on our 18th. Interestingly I was considering this as the theme for a short while but though it would've been too narrow.

If you want to post the number 1 song from your 18th as an extra bonus, go for it!

I am certainly not going to do:

U Can't Touch This by MC Hammer or
Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice or
Me So Horny by 2 Live Crew or
The Power by Snap!

But this does give me some other nice options for a bonus ;).

UkeCan1
11-04-2013, 03:23 AM
Damn you, Max - I really don't have time for this this week. So I did one a lot less complicated than I'm usually drawn to. I'm a bit embarrassed it's taken me back to my sad disabled quarter-note strum of my first week not so long back, but it's how the song goes, so what can you do? Probably belongs on the list of "songs that shouldn't be done on the uke", but it's a great song. And I got through it without crying this time:


http://youtu.be/KY9Xw1HKw44

Appropriately, this video, more than any of the previous ones I've done, really makes me look my age.

I really want to do some harmonies on this song, but no time for multi-tracking. If someone else out there is moved to add some, I would LOVE that.

And now I can get back to 2013....

- Wendy (UkeCan1 of Uke Can 2!)

Oh, and as an appropriate bonus, here's a photo FiL took of me stopping to smell some actual roses on our sunny Sunday stroll around my neighborhood yesterday (in which I look much younger than in the video):
60586

UkeyDave
11-04-2013, 04:22 AM
I am certainly not going to do:

U Can't Touch This by MC Hammer or
Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice or
Me So Horny by 2 Live Crew or
The Power by Snap!

But this does give me some other nice options for a bonus ;).
You had FOUR NUMBER ONE'S on your birthday? How is this possible? lol

UkeyDave
11-04-2013, 04:27 AM
Damn you, Max - I really don't have time for this this week. So I did one a lot less complicated than I'm usually drawn to. I'm a bit embarrassed it's taken me back to my sad disabled quarter-note strum of my first week not so long back, but it's how the song goes, so what can you do? Probably belongs on the list of "songs that shouldn't be done on the uke", but it's a great song. And I got through it without crying this time:

Lovely. Thanks for sharing. The emotion shows through. Now that would have been perfect for my season (83)

max2173
11-04-2013, 04:48 AM
UkeCan1 - This was really lovely, the emotion just makes it even better. Thank you!

xommen
11-04-2013, 05:11 AM
You had FOUR NUMBER ONE'S on your birthday? How is this possible? lol

I missed the birthday part (was thinking any number one from the 18th year), that was gonna complicate things, But happily September in 1990 (in the Netherlands) is this:
I've Been Thinking About You by Londonbeat, which I was going for anyway ;), now how that is gonna translate to uke is a whole other story.

UkeyDave
11-04-2013, 05:36 AM
OK here is another bonus. Max kindly agreed to let us have the number one hit from our 18th birthday as a bonus. This catchy little number was UK No.1 on my 18th Birthday (June 1976). I actually saw this band live in my local regular night club around this time. They definitely weren't the "real thing" in my book. I wasn't impressed. Anyway my version has a little twist during the finale which includes a bit of nostalgia. I had fun compiling and all I will tell you is that it relates to an item of clothing from 1976 (you'll have to watch the video).
Enjoy. Oh and I recommend the original which you can see HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT1iDKkZNYU) (check out the trousers)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbOw3CIAGsY

mikef
11-04-2013, 06:47 AM
Love the theme Max. It gives us a great opportunity to share our teenage rebellion and at the same time encourages number 1 chart-pop-silliness... oooh I can feel a double coming this week :)

lelouden
11-04-2013, 08:00 AM
This thread has had me laughing for days. Leave it to a 23 year old to subtly and gently ask us all how old we are! Brilliant! They say you are as old as you think and we all still think like were 18 right? Thats why were surprised when we see our mom or dad in the mirror...Shocking! AND don't they also say were all the same age after 30 anyway. MAX you only have 7 good years left to walk on the wild side so... live it up kid:)

lelouden
11-04-2013, 08:07 AM
So, I see your gripes that there wasn't a lot of good music around in the year you turned 18. I see your gripes and I raise them with the Osmonds, the Cassidy, and the Glitter ;o
I have always been proud to say that the best music came out of the 70's until I took a look at the 77 charts. I would happily take Donnie, Marie or Cassidy over some of these gems. This hit the charts in the US.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndwIxHkVIkE
and this hit the charts in the UK.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtxlCsVKkvY
WOW. I have no words. Just WOW!
and then there's Aerosmith's classic............And I like this song..........cuz I never listened to the words. hahahahahahaha
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UFFa1HbFfA
I have Ten Grandchildren. There's no way that songs coming out of my mouth!

wallyboy
11-04-2013, 08:55 AM
I really would love to know what it is you're brewing too, please!

its cider from some apples I pressed, a little xmas drink :D

cheers for comment

xommen
11-04-2013, 09:19 AM
This was number one in the Netherlands on my 18th birthday, a multitrack bonus: London Beat - Thinking About You. I put some extra vocals, a shaker and a bass track on top of the original video.

http://youtu.be/5tDYIjPdhsM

lelouden
11-04-2013, 03:26 PM
Well I grant you might not want to cover the Aerosmith (even though it's a cracking riff - the devil has all the best tunes). And that's a great swing bass line in Telephone Man as well, even if you might not rate the lyric. But, but, but, you'd really take the Osmond over the M? There must be a rupture in the force over AZ ;)
Well what ever force it is on this side of the pond I'd have to say "Thats my story and I'm sticking to it.":)

redpaul1
11-04-2013, 03:31 PM
Well this is embarrassing, I was trying to edit my post and accidentally deleted it. Before I could repost, Linda had replied to it. This was the edit:

Anyway, here's my official entry, #1 on the Hot 100 in August 1973:


http://youtu.be/WZlI4zkJGV8

I did an electric version too, but decided to go acoustic. It's on the Domino/Jagger principle that "You should never sing out the lyrics too clearly" :) It's here (http://youtu.be/xmy8Ahov-9s) if you want to take a look at it.

UkeCan1
11-04-2013, 03:50 PM
Bleah. My birthday hit is Olivia Newton John's "Magic". Just as well because I have no more time anyway. Ironically, I recently saw an outdoor production of "Xanadu", the silly musical loosely based on the reputedly unwatchable movie it comes from. ONJ plays a Greek muse sent forward in time to help a lovable loser artist start a roller disco. This song is her working her muse "Magic" on him. And then of course they fall in love. The whole cast ends up on roller skates. I'm embarrassed I even know that. Blame it on my friend who invited me to the show. Which was fun. But silly.

In further irony, FiL's birthday song is an all-time favorite of mine, Mr. Mister's "Kyrie". So, of course, he likes my song better. (Or at least its singer and her hotness, I'm not sure.) [For the record, Richard Page is pretty hot too. And, you know, not plastic. Or ridiculous. But hey, we already knew we had different tastes.]

So what do you think? Should we swap and do each other's birthday songs? You know, in our hypothetical copious free time?

UkeCan1
11-04-2013, 03:57 PM
... here's my official entry, #1 on the Hot 100 in August 1973:
It's on the Domino/Jagger principle that "You should never sing out the lyrics too clearly" :) It's here (http://youtu.be/xmy8Ahov-9s) if you want to take a look at it.

Paul, you are totally channeling Jagger here. So glad you did this song ("Angie"). I thought of it last week when the subject of Mondegreens (misheard lyrics came up). This was my favorite Mondegreen ever perpetrated by me. When I heard this song (I was 11), I thought he was singing "I Lay in Jail". He really does somehow manage to make one syllable into three.

redpaul1
11-04-2013, 04:52 PM
Between takes for Angie, I did this :)

Released in Europe, Japan, & the US, early 1973 (but not, surprisingly, the UK), it apparently reached #6 in the US charts, but I can't find anything to back up that statement. Glam rock on ukulele, oh my days...


http://youtu.be/3Q1OaiqlMQI


Incidentally, I realised every lyric site has the wrong lyric for line 3 verse 2. For anyone interested, it's "All styles served here, Louis Seize (h)e prefer" (pun on "Louis says he prefers" but in comedy French accent).

UkeCan1
11-04-2013, 04:55 PM
I know we're the same age . I sat behind you in science class remember? I had long blond hair.

I'm kidding. Don't go get the year book. You won't find me. I missed that day...

I don't need the yearbook, Rex. I remember you. You were kind of cute with that long rock-star hair, but a little bit obnoxious. Quit kicking my chair!

Oh, yeah, and sorry about science class. FiL ran loose in class and poured the wrong test tubes together, and now we're all going to die. Can't really blame him ... he was just a toddler. But it gives me an opportunity for another gratuitous link to "Drinking for Science" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZbg_zwM0kc).

I did my 1980 song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY9Xw1HKw44). Go watch it before it gets removed ... it got flagged for copyright. I look forward to your selection.

What's your birthday week #1 hit? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Billboard_Hot_100_number-one_singles_of_1980

Bet you're older than me.

redpaul1
11-04-2013, 05:29 PM
Paul, you are totally channeling Jagger here. So glad you did this song ("Angie"). I thought of it last week when the subject of Mondegreens (misheard lyrics came up). This was my favorite Mondegreen ever perpetrated by me. When I heard this song (I was 11), I thought he was singing "I Lay in Jail". He really does somehow manage to make one syllable into three.

Thanks. That's made my evening. Wait till you see what's coming next* :o What did you mistake "I lay in Jail" for? "Angie, Angie"? That's hilarious.

*Oh you already will have. It's two posts up.

myrnaukelele
11-04-2013, 05:33 PM
If you want to post the number 1 song from your 18th as an extra bonus, go for it!

The week before my birthday the top song was George Harrison's My Sweet Lord. A few weeks after it was Janis Joplin's Me and Bobby McGee and Just My Imagination by the Temptations. What am I stuck with? Tony Orlando and Dawn- Knock Three Times.
:rolleyes:

UkeCan1
11-04-2013, 05:46 PM
What did you mistake "I lay in Jail" for? "Angie, Angie"? That's hilarious.

No, just one "Angie"! That was my point about him making one syllable into three. Listen to Jagger sing it ... every single time he sings "Angie" in the chorus, it sounds like four distinct syllables: "Ah-ay-in-jay". Which sounded to my 11-year-old brain an awful lot like "I Lay in Jail". Listen, you'll hear it. (Unless I'm completely crazy. Which is possible.)

I was so embarrassed about that particular Mondegreen that I told no one about it for decades. Now I just think it's funny.

Here's the full story: My friend Nancy and I used to listen to WABC-FM out of New York. The last week of every year, they would play from the top 100 of the year, between Christmas and New Year's. They'd play them randomly, like, "That was #72." Nancy and I each kept a sheet of paper numbered 1 to 100, and tried to fill in the complete list. (Probably a lot of kids in the New York area did this.) We'd each collect as many as we could, and we'd call each other frequently and compare notes. (On New Year's Eve they did finally do a complete countdown, in order, and we would listen raptly all day to fill in what we'd missed.)

So one day in late 1973, I said to Nancy, "Number 43 is 'I Lay in Jail'." She said, "Really? I have 'Angie'." I instantly realized my mortifying mistake. I did NOT tell Nancy that we were talking about the same song. I just said, "Oh, I think you're right. I got the wrong song." Or something. I never ever told her. Or anyone. Till now. :)

(Okay, that last part is not completely true. But it would make a better story if it was, wouldn't it?)

[We should rename this "Embarrass Yourself" week. Revealing our ages and birth dates, and our teenage musical tastes. And now this.]

pabrizzer
11-04-2013, 05:49 PM
If you want to post the number 1 song from your 18th as an extra bonus, go for it!

No 1 in Australia at that time ........ Popcorn!:(

UkeCan1
11-04-2013, 05:59 PM
The week before my birthday the top song was George Harrison's My Sweet Lord. A few weeks after it was Janis Joplin's Me and Bobby McGee and Just My Imagination by the Temptations. What am I stuck with? Tony Orlando and Dawn- Knock Three Times.
:rolleyes:

I feel your pain, Myrna. Late July, "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me". End of August, Christopher Cross "Sailing". Other great hits of the year: Blondie's "Call Me", "Funkytown", TWO classic Queen songs: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "Another One Bites the Dust", John Lennon's "Starting Over", Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall", and, yeah baby ... the Pina Colada song.

The entire month of August, my month - four whole excruciating weeks: Olivia Newton John's "Xanadu" hit, "Magic". Oy.

That said, you could have some fun with "Knock Three Times".

UkeCan1
11-04-2013, 06:04 PM
No 1 in Australia at that time ........ Popcorn!:(

Fun! Do it!

myrnaukelele
11-04-2013, 06:13 PM
Pabrizzer - you inspired me to check out the Australian list! And sure enough- George Harrison's My Sweet Lord was number one the week of my birthday! Hare krishna hallelujah! I don't have to sing Knock Three Times after all. :o

UkeCan1
11-04-2013, 06:14 PM
No 1 in Australia at that time ........ Popcorn!:(

You inspired me, Brizza ... I'm a naturalized Aussie (dual national), though I was not there till my 28th year. So I figure I'm entitled to those charts too. There it was "Funkytown". That's a bit better. I think that's what Max wanted to hear me do. A month before, it was "Turning Japanese". That would be fun.

UkeCan1
11-04-2013, 06:15 PM
Pabrizzer - you inspired me to check out the Australian list! And sure enough- George Harrison's My Sweet Lord was number one the week of my birthday! Hare krishna hallelujah! I don't have to sing Knock Three Times after all. :o

Ha, great minds think alike. One of which is up way past her bedtime.

Jazzbanjorex
11-04-2013, 06:23 PM
I don't need the yearbook, Rex. I remember you. You were kind of cute with that long rock-star hair, but a little bit obnoxious. Quit kicking my chair!

Oh, yeah, and sorry about science class. FiL ran loose in class and poured the wrong test tubes together, and now we're all going to die. Can't really blame him ... he was just a toddler. But it gives me an opportunity for another gratuitous link to "Drinking for Science" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZbg_zwM0kc).

I did my 1980 song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY9Xw1HKw44). Go watch it before it gets removed ... it got flagged for copyright. I look forward to your selection.

What's your birthday week #1 hit? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Billboard_Hot_100_number-one_singles_of_1980

Bet you're older than me.

A crazy little thing called love by Queen. I can handle that.

UkeCan1
11-04-2013, 06:32 PM
A crazy little thing called love by Queen. I can handle that.

Totally! Do it. March what? :)

Jazzbanjorex
11-04-2013, 06:39 PM
Totally! Do it. March what? :)

10th

Saw your video, The Rose. It was real good. Very heart felt with nice playing and good vocals but the 1980 did produce talent. Lol

ukuleledaddy
11-04-2013, 07:31 PM
here is my vid...

"smalltown boy" by bronski beat from 1984


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6z_-pEL7Rc

Bird's Eye View.... Have you seen this? A street musician is joined by the original singer of Bronski Beat. Check it out!


http://gawker.com/famous-pop-singer-randomly-shows-up-as-street-musician-1458022558?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_facebook&utm_source=gawker_facebook&utm_med

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-04-2013, 08:57 PM
Bird's Eye View.... Have you seen this? A street musician is joined by the original singer of Bronski Beat. Check it out!
wow!

thank you for posting that, i'd never seen it!

great cover, nice guitar, iconic singer being super adorable, and uber cute dog. that moment had everything!

UkeyDave
11-04-2013, 11:07 PM
Between takes for Angie, I did this :)

Released in Europe, Japan, & the US, early 1973 (but not, surprisingly, the UK), it apparently reached #6 in the US charts, but I can't find anything to back up that statement. Glam rock on ukulele, oh my days...


http://youtu.be/3Q1OaiqlMQI


Incidentally, I realised every lyric site has the wrong lyric for line 3 verse 2. For anyone interested, it's "All styles served here, Louis Seize (h)e prefer" (pun on "Louis says he prefers" but in comedy French accent).
Paul you have THE BEST YEAR EVER with 1973. Glam rock RULZ. It was made for the Uke. Brill.

redpaul1
11-05-2013, 12:01 AM
"smalltown boy" by bronski beat from 1984

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6z_-pEL7Rc

Bird's Eye View.... Have you seen this? A street musician is joined by the original singer of Bronski Beat. Check it out!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_DWWE3cjgg

wow!

thank you for posting that, i'd never seen it!

great cover, nice guitar, iconic singer being super adorable, and uber cute dog. that moment had everything!

It's a great little vignette, and good to see young (? - they're all young to me) Jimmy still in fine form. I always thought the Bronskis and the Communards were so much better when they concentrated on their original material. I never had much time for their covers.

BTW, I don't think it's that random. The video was originally posted (and sent to Gawker) by Onkel Berni of Onkel Berni's Butze* Die Erste Und Beste Late-Night Show Im Internet (Jeden Donnerstag). Here's the cover photo from their FB TV Channel page. Recognize anyone?

60620

Edit: What their FB page has to say about Onkel Berni:
_________________________
Here it's all about the band "Uncle Berni" and their Berlin pad. Uncle Berni consists of the friends Jonas Mann (song, rap) & Theo Rio (guitar, beat) and is Germany's most chaotic band.

Forever rowdy rockabilly, Onkel Berni, the little brother of the „Supernasen†“ and the future of „Wayne's World“, now have a show of their own on YouTube (oh man !!!)). In their broadcasts, which take place direct from a living room in Berlin-Friedrichshain, you'll meet thrilling guests, hot bands, promos and Youtube colleagues. Uncle Berni gives you crazy video clips and a round-up of YouTube highlights. You will have a lot of fun . . . Definitely!

A Late-Night show in the Berlin style. A Late-Night show from Onkel Berni's Pad, Samariterstr. 38, Berlin

Press contact obw@first-entertainment.de

FirstEntertainmentBerlin@gmail.com
First Entertainment GmbH, Bavariafilmplatz 7, 82031 Geiselgasteig

_______________________
*apartment/place/hangout
† Lit. "Supernoses." Famous German film about pirate radio: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082911/combined]Supernasen Powerplay at IMDB


Great job, Birdsie, btw - you just go from strength to strength

redpaul1
11-05-2013, 02:02 AM
Paul you have THE BEST YEAR EVER with 1973. Glam rock RULZ. It was made for the Uke. Brill.

Y, eyefanku *bows*, *exits, stage left*

UkeCan1
11-05-2013, 03:34 AM
Saw your video, The Rose. It was real good. Very heart felt with nice playing and good vocals but the 1980 did produce talent. Lol

Thank you, classmate Rex! Are we forming teams by year, then? 'Cause we are so gonna win.
At least if you're on my team.

And you may or may not have noticed yet (certainly not from this week's song - last week's a bit more so - Abm7, Fm6, G7/5+), but we totally have that jazz thing going on. I've only been playing 2 months, but by week 2.5 I knew chords my bandmate, Mr. Americana, didn't know. (We were originally going to do the body parts song together ... he wanted to take the passing chords out ... I ended up adding a few more instead.)

So we'll have some fun, Rex ... in another week or two ... when I catch up to you. :-)

- Wendy, UUHS Class of '80

DWitt
11-05-2013, 05:47 AM
Okay, here's my entry!

In keeping with the spirit of the thing, I didn't want to find a song that *happened* to be released the year I turned 18, but one which I was actually listening to that year. I thought this song would be perfect, since it's from an album I actually got and listened to that year, and it's a song I never would have learned if not for this challenge—


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GnOBr9bwIY

Dougf
11-05-2013, 06:27 AM
I turned 18 in 1972, so I pretty much had no choice but to take a crack at this one. Thanks, Max, great idea for a season.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amTQ8jD-6LY

Barbablanca
11-05-2013, 06:59 AM
I was eighteen in 1972 and full of angst. I was still quite shy and unsure of myself and consequently I listened to lots of singer-songwriters, such as James Taylor, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Janis Ian, etc (and I still had a soft spot for Melanie).

So, my song for this week is one of my songs from the period that I can still bear to sing. The lyrics speak for themselves, I was still a child of my environment, I still had received wisdoms and prejudices that would take the next couple of years to clear out of my system. But with the help of my singer-songwriters and my own initial attempts to psychoanalyze myself through song, I pulled through.

So, from 1972 comes "Barriers" - It was never a hit for anyone, but I still hold a candle for it as representative of how far I have come from those dark adolescent days when life seemed just too much to bear and the girls I fell in love with thought me a gawky nerd.... at best ;)

PS I recorded this in my bedroom (I probably wrote it in my bedroom back then ;) )


http://youtu.be/ckGVawLOnFQ

Barriers

You came in my room, you sat on down,
Turned to me, I turned to frown.
You said: "Tell me, what there is to tell me!"
I said - "There's nothing I feel I can tell to you,
I got barriers that I can't get through.
I can't tell you, what there is inside me.

And I can't get through these barriers today,
And I cannot see the truth in what you say,
But will you wait,
Till I can smash these barriers down?"

You tried hard to bring me out my shell,
Told me your fears, your truths as well,
Filtered through your love to add perspective.
I tried hard to say the things I knew,
Tried hard to get my meaning through,
But as I form the words my mind rejects them.

CHORUS

Environment shapes a young mind,
Puts it on some one track line,
And then it's up to you to change direction.
Well the path I'm on is very straight,
Wrapped in fear and bound with hate,
But I'm trying hard to alter my perception.

decaturcomp
11-05-2013, 07:37 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gDsUqeI7w0

decaturcomp
11-05-2013, 07:41 AM
My dumbest entry ever.... just when you thought...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HavUmhab36A

xommen
11-05-2013, 09:17 AM
This was on one of Lou Reeds more modern albums (as in from the 90's or something), I think it had some "protest" songs on it also. This is a bonus: Lou Reed - Romeo wanted Juliette.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrU5PJZ1SJI

Rustyy
11-05-2013, 09:47 AM
I was 18 in 1967. I thought it might have been a vintage year, but maybe not. However the BeeGees returned to England to commence their quest for glory.
Their first single release there was New York Mining Disaster 1941, A short story about a conversation between two miners trapped below ground after a cave-in. Apparently written after an experience where they were trapped in a lift in a building in England.
Thanks for the opportunity Max

http://youtu.be/Gk6v4ZSftD4

decaturcomp
11-05-2013, 10:15 AM
more lou...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ih5hhnarwc

The Ukelites
11-05-2013, 11:13 AM
That is weird Daddy-O, because I figure we are close in age, and I think my eighteenth year was one of the best for music.
I mean- really...does it get better?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EcjWd-O4jI
Get your booty on the floor my friends.

Haha, we're close in age too! I remember this song well, it has a groove, I must admit. But I would have shot any boy who would have put this one on a mixtape for me, when I was 18. I used to be a complete music-Nazi then.
I guess I've got quite the same age as Wim (Sept. 72). Steffen is born in November 67.
Cheers Miri

UkeyDave
11-05-2013, 11:15 AM
Well I found the chords for this and thought. Ah I can do that EASY PEASEY.
Oh my word I was so VERY wrong. :wtf:
I'M SO SORRY LOU. :(


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edg7NaHw8Jc

wee_ginga_yin
11-05-2013, 11:58 AM
Well I found the chords for this and thought. Ah I can do that EASY PEASEY.
Oh my word I was so VERY wrong. :wtf:
I'M SO SORRY LOU. :(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edg7NaHw8Jc

In profile you are looking very much like Robert DeNiro, and if you had done the song with a Brooklyn accent, it would have been perfect… if not a perfect day.

we tigers
11-05-2013, 12:17 PM
A song from 1994, which was the year Michael turned 18 (December). Saskia bought the Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain album by Pavement in Paris when we were first dating in high school, so there are numerous great memories attached to it. Also, this song is one of the few songs from that era that still feels fresh, hasn't dated, and still makes me (S.) feel happy and melancholy and hopeful at the same time. You know. The way you feel when you're that age.

And since it's by Pavement, it doesn't matter if it's a bit ramshackle :D. Here is our interpretation of Gold Soundz.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7z7Lg75ZrY&feature=share&list=UUB3-3J6EjfJg9hKPxCIPtTQ

Mandalyn
11-05-2013, 01:33 PM
Ahhh man.
Is it sad I will have to research music from 2008?
Lol

The Ukelites
11-05-2013, 01:41 PM
We decided to take one from 1990, the year of Miriam's 18th birthday. "Wicked Game" is a 1989 song by Chris Isaak from his third studio album Heart Shaped World. Despite being released as a single in 1989, it did not become a hit until it was later featured in the David Lynch film Wild at Heart (1990).
Hope you like it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_44ePpsLlNE

librainian
11-05-2013, 02:55 PM
We decided to take one from 1990, the year of Miriam's 18th birthday. "Wicked Game" is a 1989 song by Chris Isaak from his third studio album Heart Shaped World. Despite being released as a single in 1989, it did not become a hit until it was later featured in the David Lynch film Wild at Heart (1990).
Hope you like it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_44ePpsLlNE

Outstanding, both of you. Loved the arrangement. You really captured the feel of the original but made it entirely your own as well.

decaturcomp
11-05-2013, 03:23 PM
Sorry we didn't know the theme over the weekend when trying to think of something fun to record.
I could have suggested many loopy hippie things from 1970. As it is you only have things from like a week ago when you were 18, right?

Oh, but you had Paper Planes that year, right? That was good and New Soul from Yael Naim...


Ahhh man.
Is it sad I will have to research music from 2008?
Lol

uke4ia
11-05-2013, 06:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQM2OHuecuI

I turned 18 in 1979. Most of my favorite bands at the time didn't release any music that year, or just did a live album. It was a couple of years later that I got into XTC, whose first really good album was Drums and Wires in 1979. This is my favorite song from the album, "Ten Feet Tall".

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
11-05-2013, 09:24 PM
Wow---terrific Season under way here. Great challenge, Max. I love riding in a time machine with all the youthful Seasonistas. My entry will take (lots) more practice, but a great song that isn't so hard to play was number one when I turned eighteen.

I started recording this one in an empty house. I got lucky and back-up singer came home while I was playing. She didn't have a clue I was recording, so she wasn't shy. Whee...


http://youtu.be/cDqkCefWNto

Hochapeafarm
11-05-2013, 10:08 PM
The entire month of August, my month - four whole excruciating weeks: Olivia Newton John's "Xanadu" hit, "Magic". Oy.



Actually, this is so funny to me because that song was one of my all-time favorite songs as a kid -- and on a related note, speaking of the movie 'Xanadu' -- I did my very first Seasons song from the soundtrack -- not "Magic," but of course, "Xanadu." Ask Lily and TCK -- they'll remember this one. :-D

Hochapeafarm
11-05-2013, 10:10 PM
Actually, this is so funny to me because that song was one of my all-time favorite songs as a kid -- and on a related note, speaking of the movie 'Xanadu' -- I did my very first Seasons song from the soundtrack -- not "Magic," but of course, "Xanadu." Ask Lily and TCK -- they'll remember this one. :-D

P.S. Great theme, Max -- having fun watching the entries! Thanks for hosting!

UkeyDave
11-05-2013, 10:29 PM
We decided to take one from 1990, the year of Miriam's 18th birthday. "Wicked Game" is a 1989 song by Chris Isaak from his third studio album Heart Shaped World. Despite being released as a single in 1989, it did not become a hit until it was later featured in the David Lynch film Wild at Heart (1990).
Hope you like it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_44ePpsLlNE
Brilliant.

UkeyDave
11-05-2013, 10:42 PM
In profile you are looking very much like Robert DeNiro, and if you had done the song with a Brooklyn accent, it would have been perfect… if not a perfect day.
You mean I DIDN'T do the song in a Brooklyn accent? Oh My God. ;-) I'll take the Robert DeNiro lookalike anyway. Now then where are the flocking women?

Barbablanca
11-06-2013, 12:45 AM
BONUS TIME from me. Here is a song hot off the press, written especially for this Season, only yesterday (so must be a Bonus).

It's kind of the counterpart to Barriers. That was me then, this is me now looking back at me then.


http://youtu.be/JjygdbaKdmk

Lyrics
When I was Eighteen

When I was Eighteen
I couldn’t imagine
What it was like to be wrinkled and grey.
When I was Eighteen
The old were like aliens,
Taking up space and getting in the way.

When I was Eighteen
The weekends were endless
The music was fresh, innovation was ripe.
When I was Eighteen
We sought out the genuine
Rejected the phony, discarded the hype.

When I was Eighteen
Love was an obsession
Driven by hormones; lust for a mate.
When I was Eighteen
Friends completed the circle
A smile was approval no square could negate.

When I was Eighteen
There was David Bowie
On the cover of an album
Got up in a dress!
When I was Eighteen
Nothing seemed to be solid
And every liaison
Ended up in a mess

When I was Eighteen
I stopped eating meat
And started slaughtering sacred cows
When I was Eighteen
I longed for revolution
Part of me still hankers after one now

When I was Eighteen
I seemed an immortal
On endless paths I would need to explore
When I was Eighteen
I’d never imagine,
I’d still be making love
When I was 64!



PS I'm not quite 64, but I couldn't resist the nod at Sgt, Pepper's and I hope the sentiment expressed will still be true when I reach that milestone. ;)

Tootler
11-06-2013, 01:24 AM
I was 18 in December 1962 and Bob Dylan's Freewheelin' album came out the following May so I was still 18 at the time. I didn't actually discover it until nearly 18 months later during my first year at University. It made quite an impact on me at the time. I never really took to his vocal style but the songs! well that was another matter. They were quite something - and still are. The Album is chock full of great songs so it was a difficult choice. After some thought I went for Bob Dylan's Dream.


http://youtu.be/DtEdI_-gGIs

Apologies for the cough part way through. I did consider re-doing it but it doesn't seem to interrupt the flow of the song and I thought that if I did another take, I would only mess up somewhere else.

Tootler
11-06-2013, 01:29 AM
PS I'm not quite 64, but I couldn't resist the nod at Sgt, Pepper's and I hope the sentiment expressed will still be true when I reach that milestone. ;)

I was going to sing "When I'm 64" at my local folk club on my 64th birthday as it happened to fall on the club night. Unfortunately I was not so well that day so I didn't go.

Opportunity missed but {shrugs} Oh Well! Heigh Ho! :old:

bonesigh
11-06-2013, 05:21 AM
I've been way under the weather having caught the flu early this year. I'm trying to keep up on the posts (: This week I'm going to do a instrumental version of the song I've picked out. I listened to many different kinds of music in my 18th year. Still do. It was hard to pick out a tune. I'm hoping that someone will take my song when I'm done and add something to it and sing along. Unless you like the sound of a dying frog when it sings its last croak!

UkeCan1
11-06-2013, 05:25 AM
I was going to sing "When I'm 64" at my local folk club on my 64th birthday as it happened to fall on the club night. Unfortunately I was not so well that day so I didn't go.
Opportunity missed but {shrugs} Oh Well! Heigh Ho! :old:

I sang "When I'm 64" at my mom's (second) wedding, by her request, since she was 64 at the time. I changed the names of the grandchildren to match her and Jack's actual grandchildren at the time.

Ironically, I figured the wedding band would be able to accompany me, since I know any of dozens of guitar players and other musicians at home who would have done so at the drop of a hat. This band, though: "Where's your sheet music?"" So I did it a cappella!

Today I'd accompany myself, of course, but I was ukeless back then. (Until two months ago!)

max2173
11-06-2013, 06:57 AM
redpaul1 - This is fantastic, I really like your take on Jagger here. Brilliant, thank you.

DWitt - Beautiful chilled out version of Oasis here, love the arrangement. Your voice is really mellow too, love it!

Dougf - Yeah man, real funky. Absolutely love the slide. Lou's really being done proud this week!

Barbablanca - I love this, your songs are always splendid but this is one of my favourites! Not just the lyrics, but your voice is so strong. I'm bordering on jealousy actually!

decaturcomp - Yes, this is amazing. The uke sounds gorgeous, some really nice fills in there.

max2173
11-06-2013, 07:02 AM
Rustyy - Really like the switching up of styles in this one! Thanks Rustyy!

we tigers - Really enjoyed this, it put a nice big smile on my face! Multitracking is fantastic, as always. You've made it sound as though this song was written for uke and glockenspiel. Thank you!

The Ukelites - Sehr gut! Ich liebe es. I'll continue in English... the vocals on this are really wonderful and the whole thing is superbly put together. Danke!

uke4ia - The uke playing in this is brilliant, particularly the picking parts. Love your energy too. Thanks!

Tootler - Nice folk song for us here, thanks! Love the harmonica, brilliant as it always is.

max2173
11-06-2013, 07:13 AM
Whew, I think I'm all caught up, could people check the playlists and let me know if they notice any errors or omissions please?

Keep up the good work guys, and if anyone wants an extra incentive, my favourite Velvet Underground song is Sweet Jane.

Mandalyn
11-06-2013, 07:43 AM
Sorry we didn't know the theme over the weekend when trying to think of something fun to record.
I could have suggested many loopy hippie things from 1970. As it is you only have things from like a week ago when you were 18, right?

Oh, but you had Paper Planes that year, right? That was good and New Soul from Yael Naim...
Hmm I will see what I can pull together this week.

southside mike
11-06-2013, 08:16 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPdYyjrPrD4
In October of 1972 I turned 18. In September of 1972 they stopped the draft. People with a draft number from 1 to 50 were guaranteed to be drafted. My number was 3! I was not really interested in spending time in Viet Nam at that time. Needless to say I spent the latter part of 1972 in a celebratory mode and what great music there was for my musical backdrop at that time. If I could only do songs here from now on from a particular year I think I would choose 1972. (I'm proud of my year can you tell?) Just a few albums I had from 1972 are Eat a Peach, Harvest, Heads and Tails, Lou Reed, Exile on Main Street, Honky Chateau, Living in the Past, Carney and Catch Bull at Four. I could go on and on but I wont. Anyway my song was recorded in 1972 but the album was released in 1973. On one of the websites that I used which was one of the many "top 100 songs of 1972" listed Dixie Chicken after the top 100 as number 20 in the 20 songs of 1972 worth mentioning so I guess the single must have gotten some airplay prior to the release of the album. Not having much time this morning this was my third take and needless to say the breaks between the verses are a bit sloppy. I hope you like it.

wee_ginga_yin
11-06-2013, 08:22 AM
Ray Charles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIy0b2S6ka8) from 1964… deconstructing it to show it is a 8 bar blues and a couple of different turn arounds.
It has also been done by Amanda Palmer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePH-TZPUjfc) who shows a lot of leg and reduces the number of chords to a minimum


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpo6hRD_joY

The Ukelites
11-06-2013, 09:36 AM
Outstanding, both of you. Loved the arrangement. You really captured the feel of the original but made it entirely your own as well.


Brilliant.

Thank you very much, Dave and Librainian!:D
I commented on the youtube playlist! Lots of great songs there! Another amazing season!:cheers:

decaturcomp
11-06-2013, 09:46 AM
This was one of the first songs I recorded on ukulele. I decided it was due for an updated version.
What a great song. Lou could do anything.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7avTfNOR3B4

Tootler
11-06-2013, 11:49 AM
I sang "When I'm 64" at my mom's (second) wedding, by her request, since she was 64 at the time. I changed the names of the grandchildren to match her and Jack's actual grandchildren at the time.

Ironically, I figured the wedding band would be able to accompany me, since I know any of dozens of guitar players and other musicians at home who would have done so at the drop of a hat. This band, though: "Where's your sheet music?"" So I did it a cappella!

Today I'd accompany myself, of course, but I was ukeless back then. (Until two months ago!)

Nice touch using the grandchildrens' names

I would have had to do it acapella too as I was also ukeless at that time. I did look at trying to accompany with my concertina but musically it was tricky in places for an anglo concertina so I abandoned the idea.

UkeyDave
11-06-2013, 12:01 PM
Any 1972 takers? I'm off to get myself a nice cuppa Tea. ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3rxNCzzJpY

uke4ia
11-06-2013, 12:05 PM
Unless you like the sound of a dying frog when it sings its last croak!

Knowing my music collection, I probably have a couple albums of that somewhere. :rolleyes:

Tootler
11-06-2013, 12:57 PM
Tootler - Nice folk song for us here, thanks! Love the harmonica, brilliant as it always is.

Thanks. Harmonica is almost obligatory with early Dylan :cheers:

decaturcomp
11-06-2013, 01:41 PM
Skidoo did this one up right a while back:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVs3QO0Exw0

Any 1972 takers? I'm off to get myself a nice cuppa Tea. ;-)

Jazzbanjorex
11-06-2013, 02:28 PM
Queen, Crazy Little Thing Called Love.
No. 1 Hit during my 18th birthday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt8wtEAnhSI&feature=youtu.be
This means I still need to find a regular entry then.

UkeCan1
11-06-2013, 03:37 PM
Queen, Crazy Little Thing Called Love.
No. 1 Hit during my 18th birthday.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt8wtEAnhSI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt8wtEAnhSI&feature=youtu.be)
This means I still need to find a regular entry then.

Rex: AWESOME! Team 1980 rocks. You were totally channeling Freddie here. Love the percussion. Way to showcase the versatility of the uke. And the screaming at the end ... love it. No need to apologize - it's a terrific song.

This song was my ring tone on my pre-iPhone cell phone. Taylor Hicks version from American Idol. S'pose I could put it on the iPhone too. "Must get around to it...." Someday.

Birthday week hit totally counts for "regular entry", you know. Though I am always happy to hear more from you.

- Wendy of Uke Can 2! and Team 1980

Jazzbanjorex
11-06-2013, 04:49 PM
Rex: AWESOME! Team 1980 rocks. You were totally channeling Freddie here. Love the percussion. Way to showcase the versatility of the uke. And the screaming at the end ... love it. No need to apologize - it's a terrific song.

This song was my ring tone on my pre-iPhone cell phone. Taylor Hicks version from American Idol. S'pose I could put it on the iPhone too. "Must get around to it...." Someday.

Birthday week hit totally counts for "regular entry", you know. Though I am always happy to hear more from you.

- Wendy of Uke Can 2! and Team 1980

Darn right team 1980 ROCKS!

Thank you for your nice words. I hope to get a regular entry in but it's a busy week. We'll see...

TCK
11-06-2013, 05:22 PM
18 was weird for me. I had pretty much sworn off all my friends, having decided that I was certain the amusement of juvenile incarceration was not going to be rivaled by the adult version...and I cannot play the blues harp, so real jail was out of the question completely.
Thus, it got pretty lonely for a bit while I re-invented myself.
There was another fellow reinventing himself about the same time. He was far more famous than I was, but having said goodbye to his friend the guitar player- well I figured I would never listen to his music again.
I mean really? Is there Morrissey without Marr?
Ha- most you folks are clamoring to do 18th birthday songs from when I was two (or younger)- probably makes zero sense at all. To your credit, none of you look anywhere near as old as you claim to be here. I would say that you all just wanted to do seventies songs if I did not know better. This one is from 1990.
In any event- this song came out when I was 18 and there was a glimmer of hope (one I don't think panned out- he just ain't the Smiths), I figured I would give it a go.
Fortunately this is amateur acoustic Ukulele music, or you might go really hard on me about the dogs pitter pattering at my feet through the whole video (these dogs who sleep until the camera goes on), or the sniffle at the mid way point (allergies prevented me from achieving stardom). This was something like take 65, so it is what it is. An Interesting Drug.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jttudtJZ6LY&feature=youtu.be

UkeCan1
11-06-2013, 05:32 PM
Darn right team 1980 ROCKS!

Thank you for your nice words. I hope to get a regular entry in but it's a busy week. We'll see...

You bet. I've always admired your stuff (you know, all 6 weeks I've been here) - just icing on the cake that we are "classmates". I aspire to play like you do! Love the jazz thing. This week I self-diagnosed with CAS - chord acquisition syndrome. FiL wanted to take out the passing chords from the "Me" song I ended up doing without him last week ... instead I added a couple more. Can't help myself! Abm7 -> Fm6 - that was fun. G7 -> G7/5+ gives my heart a thrill.

Would love to collaborate some time. Not this week! ... I am taking a quick break from last-minute conference prep to support my teammate. Then away tomorrow morning till late Sunday, and sleeping it off on Monday.

Wonder if anyone else out there is Team '80? Uke4ia is '79. Close, but, you know ... '70's. Different generation.

If you don't get to a "regular entry" you must count this one! (Maybe even if you do - it's pretty fantabulous.)

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-06-2013, 06:29 PM
It has also been done by Amanda Palmer who shows a lot of leg

ooh. i was hoping for some leg from you too - but still, even without - great vid!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-06-2013, 06:36 PM
rant alert - ok what is it with all the google+ piffle over on youtube now? anyone else find it utterly maddening? it says comment notifications will go to my google blah whatever and not into my youtube inbox - what is the point of the youtube inbox then??? and why is it saying i shared stuff on google+ when i never did any such thing? gah and blah and grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and well you know. general noises of exasperation

Jazzbanjorex
11-06-2013, 06:45 PM
rant alert - ok what is it with all the google+ piffle over on youtube now? anyone else find it utterly maddening? it says comment notifications will go to my google blah whatever and not into my youtube inbox - what is the point of the youtube inbox then??? and why is it saying i shared stuff on google+ when i never did any such thing? gah and blah and grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and well you know. general noises of exasperation

DITTO!

(Okay it has to be ten words, there.)

uke4ia
11-06-2013, 06:47 PM
rant alert - ok what is it with all the google+ piffle over on youtube now? anyone else find it utterly maddening? it says comment notifications will go to my google blah whatever and not into my youtube inbox - what is the point of the youtube inbox then??? and why is it saying i shared stuff on google+ when i never did any such thing? gah and blah and grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and well you know. general noises of exasperation
I completely agree. As far as I can see, the Inbox is now useless except for people to send you spam. All comments and PMs can only be done through Google+. You can only find out that anyone has commented on your videos through Google+ or by letting them send you a separate e-mail about every comment.

YouTube is owned by Google. Google thinks YouTube's only purpose is to enable Google to be a bigger, better Facebook. They don't care about doing YouTube well, only in ways for YouTube to push you into Google+. So millions of people will become Google+ members only for the sake of YouTube commenting, and Google will immediately brag to the business press of how many millions of people just joined Google+ in a one-week period, and how popular this indicates that Google+ is.

ohmless
11-06-2013, 06:51 PM
I agree. PITA. first time I am using google+ in the two years I had the acct.

end rant

Jazzbanjorex
11-06-2013, 07:08 PM
Ambrosia, Biggest Part Of Me,


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcEB5jO2T-k&feature=youtu.be

pabrizzer
11-06-2013, 07:13 PM
rant alert - ok what is it with all the google+ piffle over on youtube now? anyone else find it utterly maddening? it says comment notifications will go to my google blah whatever and not into my youtube inbox - what is the point of the youtube inbox then??? and why is it saying i shared stuff on google+ when i never did any such thing? gah and blah and grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and well you know. general noises of exasperation

Totally agree. It seems that Google is determined to have me change my user name to my real name and asks me to do so way too often. And the whole Google+ thing just plains sucks. It seems they are determined to annoy the crap out of us to me.

Shady Wilbury
11-06-2013, 08:39 PM
I turned 18 in May 2010, which severely limited my choices in terms of the mainstream music world. So, I decided to go for a John Mellencamp song.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJF7Y4IOc6s

Enjoy!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-06-2013, 08:42 PM
still waiting for the comments section of youtube to even LOAD so i can say how super smooth Jazzbanjorex's performance was in his video and how lovely his uke is - the garage, bucket and cowbones gave you wonderful acoustics!

oh - ok - the comments box has loaded but it won't take my comment and is asking me to retry it but with SHARE instead of POST as the button to press.

guys - a. thank you for huddling round me in my "i hate youtube and google's evil marriage so much" moment and b. i may post comments here more. depends on how much patience i have with yougoogle. (even on GOOD days i don't have ANY patience with ANYTHING, so...)

ooh casey that was very smooth too - very nice

peewee
11-06-2013, 08:46 PM
Hi All,
Been preoccupied with work and having a cold, but after much cogitation decided on this little ditty by the Meat Puppets. It was recorded around the time of my 18th and released just before my 19th. That I probably didn't hear it until 5 or 6 months later shouldn't be too much of an issue, right?
It would have made a good entry for Ralf's sports week too..

also I am old and senile and mis-stated the week. Again.

thanks Max!

Climbing by the Meat Puppets:
http://youtu.be/HqdJVZRhz1o


http://youtu.be/HqdJVZRhz1o

yeehaw!

thesillydave
11-06-2013, 09:38 PM
howdy all! this song was on Van Halen II, that came out in march '79, a month late i turned 18...here's a not so true to them rendition!

http://youtu.be/3vOAyBPBfcM
cheers!

wee_ginga_yin
11-06-2013, 09:51 PM
rant alert - ok what is it with all the google+ piffle over on youtube now? anyone else find it utterly maddening? it says comment notifications will go to my google blah whatever and not into my youtube inbox - what is the point of the youtube inbox then??? and why is it saying i shared stuff on google+ when i never did any such thing? gah and blah and grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and well you know. general noises of exasperation

Tell me about it!!! This morning my wardrobe was stuffed with yoghurt, orange juice, potatoes and cabbage,
and when I opened the fridge there was my underwear. I thought to myself… I've been googled.

wee_ginga_yin
11-06-2013, 09:54 PM
ooh. i was hoping for some leg from you too - but still, even without - great vid!

I only play the bare leg card when there is a chance of getting some bonus points,
unlike Chrimes who exposes his knees at every opportunity.

mythinformed
11-06-2013, 10:55 PM
I've gotta admit I'm struggling on this one, In my 18th year (1984) we had toons like 'Footloose' and 'Ghostbusters' grrrrrrr !!!!

I've never listened to chart stuff or what was considered 'In' anyway and always hit central London on the night bus to an underground club called the Phoenix where I listened to the old time music/blues/rockabilly of Arthur Bigboy Cruddup and Slim Harpo etc until 5 in the morning where we would fall out of the doors into the daylight not knowing what day it was !!(Ahhh the good 'ole bad 'ole days) Lol

I was never a part of my generation musically so any indicators of a half decent song would be greatly appreciated.

UkeyDave
11-06-2013, 11:54 PM
Skidoo did this one up right a while back:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVs3QO0Exw0
Ah yes Alan, come to think of it - I remember now. What a fantastic job he did too. Brilliant. Sounds great with American accent too. Thanks for reminding me of this gem.

UkeyDave
11-06-2013, 11:58 PM
rant alert - ok what is it with all the google+ piffle over on youtube now? anyone else find it utterly maddening? it says comment notifications will go to my google blah whatever and not into my youtube inbox - what is the point of the youtube inbox then??? and why is it saying i shared stuff on google+ when i never did any such thing? gah and blah and grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and well you know. general noises of exasperation
I concur. :-(

UkeyDave
11-07-2013, 12:05 AM
I've gotta admit I'm struggling on this one, In my 18th year (1984) we had toons like 'Footloose' and 'Ghostbusters' grrrrrrr !!!!

I've never listened to chart stuff or what was considered 'In' anyway and always hit central London on the night bus to an underground club called the Phoenix where I listened to the old time music/blues/rockabilly of Arthur Bigboy Cruddup and Slim Harpo etc until 5 in the morning where we would fall out of the doors into the daylight not knowing what day it was !!(Ahhh the good 'ole bad 'ole days) Lol

I was never a part of my generation musically so any indicators of a half decent song would be greatly appreciated.
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel. Do it. ;-)

xommen
11-07-2013, 12:40 AM
I've gotta admit I'm struggling on this one, In my 18th year (1984) we had toons like 'Footloose' and 'Ghostbusters' grrrrrrr !!!!

I've never listened to chart stuff or what was considered 'In' anyway and always hit central London on the night bus to an underground club called the Phoenix where I listened to the old time music/blues/rockabilly of Arthur Bigboy Cruddup and Slim Harpo etc until 5 in the morning where we would fall out of the doors into the daylight not knowing what day it was !!(Ahhh the good 'ole bad 'ole days) Lol

I was never a part of my generation musically so any indicators of a half decent song would be greatly appreciated.

http://musicmasterlist.wordpress.com/1984/12/31/top-200-songs-of-1984/

I see some U2 there ;), but that list has a lot of nice songs in my opinion like:

Wouldn’t It Be Good by Nik Kershaw
Here Comes The Rain Again by The Eurythmics
It’s My Life by Talk Talk
Come Back And Stay by Paul Young
You Can’t Get What You Want (Til You Know What You Want) by Joe Jackson
Dancing In The Dark by Bruce Springsteen
Wrapped Around Your Finger by The Police
Big In Japan by Alphaville

to name a few.

mythinformed
11-07-2013, 01:00 AM
Cheers fella's, I'll have a gander !!

decaturcomp
11-07-2013, 01:45 AM
Mine's a cup o' PG Tips as I listen to this again. Where'd I put those digestives?


Ah yes Alan, come to think of it - I remember now. What a fantastic job he did too. Brilliant. Sounds great with American accent too. Thanks for reminding me of this gem.

redpaul1
11-07-2013, 03:48 AM
Apologies Max, for continuing to take up time on the YT G+ integration thing.

1) What's happening is that your YT a/c is being ported into a G+ channel ('channel' is googlese for an account). It's happening, & there's nothing we can do about it.

2) This is how I work round it:

2.1) In YT account settings, I ask to have my YT a/c linked to a G+ a/c (that brings up the prompt you keep getting when you go to comment on someone's vid).

2.2) I choose to keep my YT username (redpaul101). This creates a G+ page (n.b., not a G+ profile), owned by your G+ profile.

2.3) I create a new G+ profile, using a different name (I just used a different surname, which, btw, under English law is perfectly permissible - married women do it all the time. You only need legal authorisation - deed poll - to change your first name).

2.4) I nominate my new G+ profile to manage this G+ page.
(I have a feeling that the creation of a new G+ page simply to create a manager of that page is a bit 'belt & braces', but the idea behind the G+ page is that it represents a brand, not a person; so in theory more than one person can post content to that page. I thought I'd better set up a manager, just in case.

3) This is how I use these settings:

3.1) As of today, I can no longer log in under my YT a/c name, even though, bizarrely, YT/Google is still giving me that option (if I try to take up the option, YT simply throws me back to the sign-in page). I therefore login under my gmail a/c (redpaul1001@... see the theme here?).

3.2) I'm now logged into YT under my redpaul1001 G+ profile. Boo.

3.3) I click on my G+ avatar and ask to switch channels to redpaul101, my YT username.

3.4) I comment on a TCK video (season 54 guidelines & stuff - random, I know) & the comment comes up as posted by redpaul101.

3.5) If I choose the option to share my comments publicly on G+, the comment is posted on my redpaul101 G+ page, not on my redpaul1001 G+ profile; see here: testing, testing (https://plus.google.com/107557220478002470551/posts#107557220478002470551/posts)

In this way, I manage to keep my public G+ and YT personae separate (even though they're both owned by my redpaul1001 G+ profile). I hope in the future to be able to transfer ownership of my YT channel from my redpaul1001 G+ profile to my new manager; then there'd be a complete firewall between the two personae.

Hope this helps.

Now, back to our show!!!

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
11-07-2013, 05:43 AM
I've gotta admit I'm struggling on this one, In my 18th year (1984) we had toons like 'Footloose' and 'Ghostbusters' grrrrrrr !!!!

I've never listened to chart stuff or what was considered 'In' anyway and always hit central London on the night bus to an underground club called the Phoenix where I listened to the old time music/blues/rockabilly of Arthur Bigboy Cruddup and Slim Harpo etc until 5 in the morning where we would fall out of the doors into the daylight not knowing what day it was !!(Ahhh the good 'ole bad 'ole days) Lol

I was never a part of my generation musically so any indicators of a half decent song would be greatly appreciated.

The mid-80s were a terrific time for bands that weren't quite mainstream enough for fame and fortune. Some of the great "college rock" albums of '84 are listed here (http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2013/07/01/best-albums-of-1984/).

UkeyDave
11-07-2013, 05:59 AM
Mine's a cup o' PG Tips as I listen to this again. Where'd I put those digestives?
Nah I prefer "Hobnobs" they are the Marines of biscuits. You can dunk as often as you like. They NEVER surrender. ;-)

redpaul1
11-07-2013, 06:11 AM
Nah I prefer "Hobnobs" they are the Marines of biscuits. You can dunk as often as you like. They NEVER surrender. ;-)

No wonder those baggies don't fit any more. x

decaturcomp
11-07-2013, 06:20 AM
Churchill to Hobnobs-"...never, never, NEVER give up!"


Nah I prefer "Hobnobs" they are the Marines of biscuits. You can dunk as often as you like. They NEVER surrender. ;-)

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-07-2013, 07:00 AM
I only play the bare leg card when there is a chance of getting some bonus points,
unlike Chrimes who exposes his knees at every opportunity.
if one has it, one should definitely flaunt it




so any indicators of a half decent song would be greatly appreciated.
nena, 99 red balloons, came out in the UK in 84

i was gonna do it but smalltown boy just pipped it to the "lynda's super duper mega fave" post

and AW - we're the same age!



the YT G+ integration thing
thanks for that - my brain can't process beyond step one today, but i'm gonna come back!

Dougf
11-07-2013, 07:17 AM
This thread has had me laughing for days. Leave it to a 23 year old to subtly and gently ask us all how old we are! Brilliant!

My wife teaches kindergarten, and once a kid asked her how old she was (she was probably mid-forties at the time). Another kid scolded the first kid and said, "Don't you know you're not supposed to ask old ladies how old they are?"

Tootler
11-07-2013, 07:35 AM
Nah I prefer "Hobnobs" they are the Marines of biscuits. You can dunk as often as you like. They NEVER surrender. ;-)

Ginger Bikkys for me. The only "proper" dunker

wee_ginga_yin
11-07-2013, 07:36 AM
if one has it, one should definitely flaunt it


Although there was a lot of Whoopee going around in the 60's the only Whoopee I ever got was a cushion.

ukuleledaddy
11-07-2013, 08:01 AM
I turned 18 in 1988. A horrible year for music. Even a lot of my favorite musicians/bands released albums that year, but by and large they were crap. I really felt that I was born in the wrong era. The '80s saw a ton of great music, almost all of which dried up by '88. There was one album released that year that single handedly redeemed 1988 in my opinion. I'll get to that in a second.
I was completely lost in my senior year in high school, so much so that I had regular panic attacks and had to leave class. Somehow, in the middle of my 18th year, I began to find myself again.
The Cowboy Junkies released The Trinity Sessions, a stripped down, acoustic and haunting album consisting of some wonderful original material and some of the best covers I've ever heard. This album, as well some much older albums I discovered, played a small part in getting me back on track. I spent hours sitting alone in my room spinning this collection of wonderful music.
Here's one of the covers found on The Trinity Sessions. I wish I could do it justice. Sweet Jane by Lou Reed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5v2vvC-yVI
BTW, is there an app you can use to get your voice in key?

xommen
11-07-2013, 08:12 AM
I turned 18 in 1988. A horrible year for music. Even a lot of my favorite musicians/bands released albums that year, but by and large they were crap. I really felt that I was born in the wrong era. The '80s saw a ton of great music, almost all of which dried up by '88. There was one album released that year that single handedly redeemed 1988 in my opinion. I'll get to that in a second.
I was completely lost in my senior year in high school, so much so that I had regular panic attacks and had to leave class. Somehow, in the middle of my 18th year, I began to find myself again.
The Cowboy Junkies released The Trinity Sessions, a stripped down, acoustic and haunting album consisting of some wonderful original material and some of the best covers I've ever heard. This album, as well some much older albums I discovered, played a small part in getting me back on track. I spent hours sitting alone in my room spinning this collection of wonderful music.
Here's one of the covers found on The Trinity Sessions. I wish I could do it justice. Sweet Jane by Lou Reed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5v2vvC-yVI
BTW, is there an app you can use to get your voice in key?

That was an absolute brilliant album of the Cowboy Junkies, I heard that Sweet Jane, before I heard Lou's original. So for me that is the original ;-).

xommen
11-07-2013, 09:02 AM
Here is another bonus Lou Reed song, I liked the original of this very much: Perfect Day

http://youtu.be/0hKHrvlfHlE

Penguinofsorts
11-07-2013, 09:05 AM
I turned 18 in 1999. I didn't discover The Magnetic Fields until about 8 years later... This is a great song from their '69 Love Songs' album. 'The Book of Love'.
http://youtu.be/4S4RtjzLw8M :-)

decaturcomp
11-07-2013, 09:06 AM
Great job, Sean.
You don't want a Lou song to be TOO close to the notes or it kinda falls apart. However, you did very well and that's allowable since it was the Margo version.
I was working on the Velvets Loaded version for a gig tonight. I had to go back to the Junkies for a listen as part of my prep and they/she really rewrote the song.
I think, given the folk tradition understanding, that if Dylan had done the same thing he'd have claimed authorship and royalties. (see his claim of "Someday Baby" that dates way back and has had royalties paid on it as "Trouble No More" by the Allmans in our lifetime). But I digress...


I turned 18 in 1988. A horrible year for music. Even a lot of my favorite musicians/bands released albums that year, but by and large they were crap. I really felt that I was born in the wrong era. The '80s saw a ton of great music, almost all of which dried up by '88. There was one album released that year that single handedly redeemed 1988 in my opinion. I'll get to that in a second.
I was completely lost in my senior year in high school, so much so that I had regular panic attacks and had to leave class. Somehow, in the middle of my 18th year, I began to find myself again.
The Cowboy Junkies released The Trinity Sessions, a stripped down, acoustic and haunting album consisting of some wonderful original material and some of the best covers I've ever heard. This album, as well some much older albums I discovered, played a small part in getting me back on track. I spent hours sitting alone in my room spinning this collection of wonderful music.
Here's one of the covers found on The Trinity Sessions. I wish I could do it justice. Sweet Jane by Lou Reed.

BTW, is there an app you can use to get your voice in key?

decaturcomp
11-07-2013, 09:12 AM
Nice one Michelle.
I'm glad you and the Magnetic Fields found each other. This is terrific.


I turned 18 in 1999. I didn't discover The Magnetic Fields until about 8 years later... This is a great song from their '69 Love Songs' album. 'The Book of Love'. :-)

decaturcomp
11-07-2013, 09:15 AM
I'm delighted that this thread has taken off on bisquitos. Lots of fun.
Personally, I stopped sweets almost a year ago but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy thinking about them.
At least there's no one from down under to school me on Tim Tams!


Ginger Bikkys for me. The only "proper" dunker

librainian
11-07-2013, 09:49 AM
The mid-80s were a terrific time for bands that weren't quite mainstream enough for fame and fortune. Some of the great "college rock" albums of '84 are listed here (http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2013/07/01/best-albums-of-1984/).

Fab resource. Thanks Ralf!

Rustyy
11-07-2013, 09:50 AM
I would have thought I turned 18 at a very good time musically, but the 1 on the chart at the time puts paid to that. In fact looking down the Australian charts at the time makes very depressing reading.
Still, you can't help when you were born, and thus you can't help when you turn 18.
So here is my version of The Last Waltz (apologies to E. Humperdinck)


http://youtu.be/4nksG4iLlYM

Rustyy
11-07-2013, 09:57 AM
Re google+, what I did, after seeing that I had added the comments to Google+, I went into the google+ Settings/Manage connected accounts and then removed youtube.
But, not sure of the consequences yet.

decaturcomp
11-07-2013, 10:01 AM
Just Brilliant!


I would have thought I turned 18 at a very good time musically, but the 1 on the chart at the time puts paid to that. In fact looking down the Australian charts at the time makes very depressing reading.
Still, you can't help when you were born, and thus you can't help when you turn 18.
So here is my version of The Last Waltz (apologies to E. Humperdinck)

decaturcomp
11-07-2013, 10:29 AM
YES this was number one on the day I was born.
AND it doesn't suck!
What's my secret?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ggSn22vT84

Jazzbanjorex
11-07-2013, 12:58 PM
ARRRG!!!
YouTube comments don't show up in the inbox anymore!
Nor do the number of comments show under the video manager!!

Where the heck do I complain to the manager?
Rex

Barbablanca
11-07-2013, 01:16 PM
ARRRG!!!
YouTube comments don't show up in the inbox anymore!
Nor do the number of comments show under the video manager!!

Where the heck do I complain to the manager?
Rex

Same here Rex! I hate it! It was the only way I could keep a track on comments and I always like to reply to every single one, even if it's just a couple of words! Grrr.

PS. JUST DISCOVERED: If you click on the "Secondary" Tab it will reveal recent activity. But that is not as useful as the old system! Bloody hell, from FB to Google they're always tinkering! If it ain't broke......!!!!

Jazzbanjorex
11-07-2013, 01:23 PM
Same here Rex! I hate it! It was the only way I could keep a track on comments and I always like to reply to every single one, even if it's just a couple of words! Grrr.

I clicked on the feedback button and made my statement of how I don't like the situation. I hope many others do too.

Barbablanca
11-07-2013, 01:37 PM
I clicked on the feedback button and made my statement of how I don't like the situation. I hope many others do too.


Took a while to find the button, but I just joined you in expressing my outrage! They should have consulted first, or at least given you an opt in / opt out option for the change!

ukuleledaddy
11-07-2013, 02:00 PM
That was an absolute brilliant album of the Cowboy Junkies, I heard that Sweet Jane, before I heard Lou's original. So for me that is the original ;-).
Yeah, I failed to mention that the Junkies' version was my introduction to that song as well.


Great job, Sean.
You don't want a Lou song to be TOO close to the notes or it kinda falls apart. However, you did very well and that's allowable since it was the Margo version.
I was working on the Velvets Loaded version for a gig tonight. I had to go back to the Junkies for a listen as part of my prep and they/she really rewrote the song.
I think, given the folk tradition understanding, that if Dylan had done the same thing he'd have claimed authorship and royalties. (see his claim of "Someday Baby" that dates way back and has had royalties paid on it as "Trouble No More" by the Allmans in our lifetime). But I digress...
Thanks Alan. I enjoy your super power by the way.

greenie44
11-07-2013, 02:23 PM
This may have been an easy theme for some, but the choices for my 18th year were not that appealing to me. (No offense, but I don’t think I could commit to a tune from Tapestry.) However, when looking through an album list, I found one record that really knocked me out not only when I first heard it, but every time since – Inner Mounting Flame by the Mahavishnu Orchestra.

The only issue was that I didn’t think that powerful jazz fusion would work very well on uke. But I got to thinking, aided by hearing a killer version of this one by Jeff Beck a couple of weeks ago, and thought I might be able to do something worthwhile.

If Messieurs McLaughlin, Cobham, Hammer, Goodman and Laird have mad skillz, I have what could charitably be called sad skillz. Here it is, hopefully worth the 2:15.


http://youtu.be/iVhX06yCcbE

lelouden
11-07-2013, 02:37 PM
rant alert - ok what is it with all the google+ piffle over on youtube now? anyone else find it utterly maddening? it says comment notifications will go to my google blah whatever and not into my youtube inbox - what is the point of the youtube inbox then??? and why is it saying i shared stuff on google+ when i never did any such thing? gah and blah and grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and well you know. general noises of exasperation
Im so glad so many others of you are irritated by all of this. When I first joined the seasons I realized through my sisters computer that everything on youtube is auto connected to Google+ and shares through default. We both freaked out thinking of all the dumb pics and more that google+ was putting out there for all to see. I spent hours unlinking the two so I wouldn't have this issue. I can't tell you how mad I was when yesterday they decided to give us no choice to comment without linking them up again. Every time you upload there is a check box defaulted to share to google+ and unless you look for it you share! They do still give the option to have the accounts not joined BUT if you want to comment you have no choice but to link again. Google is very invasive and doesn't care about our privacy! I am a very private person by nature and I don't want all my personal stuff out there especially for those close to me to give my grief over. You know the drill...." I can't believe you..." etc.! Thanks for posting this RANT. Good to know how many others are just as irritated by this!

lelouden
11-07-2013, 02:45 PM
After listening to my 1977 charts and picking myself up off the floor from laughter my husband said whats on the country charts? I realized That I was over on the country stations much of 77. So here you have it. Glen Campbell's "Southern Night's."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBj2-cF4ZhE&feature=youtu.be

lelouden
11-07-2013, 03:28 PM
My wife teaches kindergarten, and once a kid asked her how old she was (she was probably mid-forties at the time). Another kid scolded the first kid and said, "Don't you know you're not supposed to ask old ladies how old they are?"

hahahahahahahahahahaahahahaha Wheres my oxygen tank? I can't catch my breath! Haahahahahahahahahaha:D

lelouden
11-07-2013, 03:51 PM
BTW, is there an app you can use to get your voice in key?

When you find that app please share it with me:) Sounded great BTW!

uke4ia
11-07-2013, 04:18 PM
Google is very invasive and doesn't care about our privacy! I am a very private person by nature and I don't want all my personal stuff out there especially for those close to me to give my grief over.

Earlier this week, an acquaintance had a birthday. When she got on the Google search engine, it floated a little message that said "Happy Birthday Claire." She eventually figured it had to be because she had a little-used gmail account, and had to give her birthday when she signed up for it. This is the kind of thing that Google thinks they're being adorable when they do it. I think it's frightening.

lelouden
11-07-2013, 04:21 PM
I clicked on the feedback button and made my statement of how I don't like the situation. I hope many others do too.
I'm Looking for that feedback button right now! I'm hoping everyone jumps on board with this idea. Hope I can find it...Google is a master at hiding things from us:(

Raygf
11-07-2013, 04:24 PM
I'm Looking for that feedback button right now! I'm hoping everyone jumps on board with this idea. Hope I can find it...Google is a master at hiding things from us:(

Go to your youtube Video Manager page. The Send feedback button is at the bottom of the column on the left.

lelouden
11-07-2013, 04:29 PM
Earlier this week, an acquaintance had a birthday. When she got on the Google search engine, it floated a little message that said "Happy Birthday Claire." She eventually figured it had to be because she had a little-used gmail account, and had to give her birthday when she signed up for it. This is the kind of thing that Google thinks they're being adorable when they do it. I think it's frightening.

My nephew is a computer genius and said years ago when Google came out with Google plus that it was going to be a real scary situation for privacy. Years later I googled my own name and was shocked to see my Amazon list come up, my Pinterest, FB, Address AND my third grade marks! I was particularly disturbed by the last:( hahahahaha I'm trying to stay positive for the sake of this forum:)

lelouden
11-07-2013, 04:34 PM
Go to your youtube Video Manager page. The Send feedback button is at the bottom of the column on the left.

Thanks Raygf. Boy they're gonna hear it now:)!

peewee
11-07-2013, 05:47 PM
To fight the power of google I tried this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeYSv2UnzuA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Which seems to have worked except that now I can't get to my YT account from my outdated iPhone anymore.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-07-2013, 06:57 PM
YES this was number one on the day I was born

that was just great



1977
great vid

and..

:eek:

do you have a painting in the attic that is doing all your ageing for you???

erivel
11-07-2013, 11:31 PM
Here's my entry...a song off an album that got me through my first year of college. BTW I'm using the Outdoor Ukulele that I won from Season 82 (thanks Tim!). Enjoy! :)


http://youtu.be/5IFR8BKsNwM

UkeyDave
11-08-2013, 12:57 AM
I would have thought I turned 18 at a very good time musically, but the 1 on the chart at the time puts paid to that. In fact looking down the Australian charts at the time makes very depressing reading.
Still, you can't help when you were born, and thus you can't help when you turn 18.
So here is my version of The Last Waltz (apologies to E. Humperdinck)


http://youtu.be/4nksG4iLlYM
Mr Humperdinck knocked on our front door back in the early 60's. He was actually visiting the house next door as he was an acquaintance. They were not in at the time and my mum answered the door and he asked if she knew when they would be back. My mum almost fainted and it was the talk of the neighbourhood for months. He is actually from my home City. True story that I am reminded of whenever he is mentioned. lol

decaturcomp
11-08-2013, 01:11 AM
FWIW, noticed just now that there is a check box you can clear now when posting to YT so that your comment and the video will NOT be posted to Google +. Also, just in case anyone is confused about it, when you sign up for any Google product, gmail, you tube, calendar...you have an account with them that includes access to Google + and their other stuff. They've had other things turned on by default like syncing of photos and videos that you can decide to post there with just a click. I'm probably in the minority by thinking it is superior to FB but that's not material when the first word in Social Media is Social. If your peeps aren't there, it doesn't matter how good or bad it is, does it? It's kinda like this place. I'm only here because you are.

thanks

Raygf
11-08-2013, 01:28 AM
FWIW, noticed just now that there is a check box you can clear now when posting to YT so that your comment and the video will NOT be posted to Google +. Also, just in case anyone is confused about it, when you sign up for any Google product, gmail, you tube, calendar...you have an account with them that includes access to Google + and their other stuff. They've had other things turned on by default like syncing of photos and videos that you can decide to post there with just a click. I'm probably in the minority by thinking it is superior to FB but that's not material when the first word in Social Media is Social. If your peeps aren't there, it doesn't matter how good or bad it is, does it? It's kinda like this place. I'm only here because you are.

thanks

Thanks Alan. I just saw that box under a post I made. Unfortunately, if your comment does not post to Google+ I don't think the person who posted the video will get notification that someone has commented because comments are now posting to Google+ and not your Inbox. I could be wrong. Why oh why do folks insist on changing something that seems to be working just fine?

UkeyDave
11-08-2013, 04:21 AM
This may have been an easy theme for some, but the choices for my 18th year were not that appealing to me. (No offense, but I don’t think I could commit to a tune from Tapestry.) However, when looking through an album list, I found one record that really knocked me out not only when I first heard it, but every time since – Inner Mounting Flame by the Mahavishnu Orchestra.

The only issue was that I didn’t think that powerful jazz fusion would work very well on uke. But I got to thinking, aided by hearing a killer version of this one by Jeff Beck a couple of weeks ago, and thought I might be able to do something worthwhile.

If Messieurs McLaughlin, Cobham, Hammer, Goodman and Laird have mad skillz, I have what could charitably be called sad skillz. Here it is, hopefully worth the 2:15.


http://youtu.be/iVhX06yCcbE
Refreshingly different. I loved it.

UkeyDave
11-08-2013, 04:31 AM
Im so glad so many others of you are irritated by all of this. When I first joined the seasons I realized through my sisters computer that everything on youtube is auto connected to Google+ and shares through default. We both freaked out thinking of all the dumb pics and more that google+ was putting out there for all to see. I spent hours unlinking the two so I wouldn't have this issue. I can't tell you how mad I was when yesterday they decided to give us no choice to comment without linking them up again. Every time you upload there is a check box defaulted to share to google+ and unless you look for it you share! They do still give the option to have the accounts not joined BUT if you want to comment you have no choice but to link again. Google is very invasive and doesn't care about our privacy! I am a very private person by nature and I don't want all my personal stuff out there especially for those close to me to give my grief over. You know the drill...." I can't believe you..." etc.! Thanks for posting this RANT. Good to know how many others are just as irritated by this!

RIP TAM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5tdowE4EGw

UkeyDave
11-08-2013, 04:36 AM
Personally, I stopped sweets almost a year ago but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy thinking about them.
Same here. Although its only been 5 months for me (type 2 diabetes). I love thinking about them. :-)

redpaul1
11-08-2013, 05:14 AM
FWIW, noticed just now that there is a check box you can clear now when posting to YT so that your comment and the video will NOT be posted to Google +. Also, just in case anyone is confused about it, when you sign up for any Google product, gmail, you tube, calendar...you have an account with them that includes access to Google + and their other stuff. They've had other things turned on by default like syncing of photos and videos that you can decide to post there with just a click. I'm probably in the minority by thinking it is superior to FB but that's not material when the first word in Social Media is Social. If your peeps aren't there, it doesn't matter how good or bad it is, does it? It's kinda like this place. I'm only here because you are.

thanks

Yes - in the example I gave, I deliberately checked that box when posting 'testing, testing', just to see where on G+ the message turned up. Prior to that, I had tried it with the 'Share to G+' checkbox unticked.


Thanks Alan. I just saw that box under a post I made. Unfortunately, if your comment does not post to Google+ I don't think the person who posted the video will get notification that someone has commented because comments are now posting to Google+ and not your Inbox. I could be wrong. Why oh why do folks insist on changing something that seems to be working just fine?

And as Ray says while you can still comment directly via YT, if you want someone to be able to reply to your comment, or to reply in turn to someone else's comment, the OP has to be shared to G+.

I discovered this because I received an appreciative (and appreciated) comment from tootler on my contribution to this week's Season, that came via G+, and to which I was able to reply on YT, and which shows up as a 'reply' on YT. If the comment has not come via G+, I can comment on the relevant video, but not reply to a comment already made.

What's interesting though is that when clicked through to TootlinGeoff's G+ page, I can see a whole heap of videos on which he's commented, but not mine, which is how I would want it because mine's unlisted (my default setting on YT). If you want to view or reply to any comments he's made, head on over there (https://plus.google.com/b/107557220478002470551/117396292889994963144/posts?cfem=1). Presumably, all the videos you can see there were posted publicly on YT.

That was one of the principal reasons I set up a G+ page, so as to keep all my Seasonista activity out of the general public gaze. I'd be interested to know if anyone that has clicked on that 'testing, testing (https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/107557220478002470551/107557220478002470551/posts)' comment on TCK's Season 54 can see it. If not, can they see it here (https://plus.google.com/107557220478002470551/posts/7FpKUixpQFo)?


As to why they changed it - their argument is "well, you've seen the usual standard of YT comments", and they've got a point, but...

mikef
11-08-2013, 05:15 AM
Hey guys, here's my entry for Season 90.
I turned 18 in April 1989 and this is a mash-up of the number one single in UK on my birthday mingled with a track from the best album of the year that just also happened to be released in April 1989 (the track was also a single in Feb 1989). It's a Stone Roses/Madonna mash-up and I've called it "Prayer Of Stone"....


http://youtu.be/6PMpuS0yaqo

Dougf
11-08-2013, 05:37 AM
Max, forgive me for posting this, but with all the discussion about G+, it seemed relevant. I'll have to change the line about loving Google, though. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXW_kl-Gx8o

hucklelele
11-08-2013, 05:39 AM
I'd like to do a song, but went into a fit last night yelling and screaming. My food stamp allotment was cut down bout a week ago, and then last night somebody stole my five and a half dollar pie and two dollar bag o donuts outta my shopping cart in about a minute before I got back from the car where I relaized they were missing. If my voice recovers I may still make deadline, but can't sing a note now-

I turned 18 in February 1972- and I swear this is true- I just searched the number 1 Billboard single for my birthday-

it's TOO FREAKY- You probably know it, starts out "A long, long time ago...."

American Pie

that is not the song I will do if I can sing in the next day or so, but strange days indeed!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0Y_XRiJsCI

max2173
11-08-2013, 06:10 AM
Hey guys, sorry for the lack of activity on my part, been slightly under the weather. I'm in London this weekend visiting my friend Matt, whom some of you may remember (guitar and melodica extraordinaire!) If I can get internet I'll update the playlists. Please hang tight and keep up the amazing work!

redpaul1
11-08-2013, 06:16 AM
I'm in London too - very under the (rainy) weather. Just found a (small) leak in our roof :(

lelouden
11-08-2013, 06:31 AM
it's TOO FREAKY- You probably know it, starts out "A long, long time ago...."

American Pie

I love this song and remember it well....which is surprising considering my Alzhiemers:) And what about Jeremiah was a bullfrog "Joy To The World" from 1971? Somebody please!!!

lelouden
11-08-2013, 07:06 AM
Well now after all my complaining about the new changes to youtube i have to admit that i kinda....well i do like the bell notification. Its well organized. It shows the comment i made with the vid and their response all together:) also from the beginning of the change i have unchecked the share boxes and it hasnt affected my ability to respond to comments directly on youtube. Now if they will just change the default boxes to be unchecked i would be a really happy camper!

lelouden
11-08-2013, 07:09 AM
that was just great



great vid

and..

:eek:

do you have a painting in the attic that is doing all your ageing for you???

NOW THATS A GREAT IDEA! Im going to go up there and start making assignments right now. I hope I don't fall out and break my new hip. I actually had a hip replacement this year. Thats when I realized that old lady in the mirror really was me:)

Barbablanca
11-08-2013, 07:10 AM
..... My food stamp allotment was cut down bout a week ago, and then last night somebody stole my five and a half dollar pie and two dollar bag o donuts outta my shopping cart

Sorry to hear about that. I know from years of unemployment in Britain (before I finally gave the country up for lost) what it means to have a budget so finely tuned that you have to choose between "luxuries" like a jar of coffee or a 1lb of cheese... I remember weeks when I had to live off lentils flavoured with ketchup on white rice. I know just how much that pie and doughnuts must have been worth to you and I'd have been screaming alongside you had I been there.

Keep calm and play the ukulele, as the T-shirt says these days. Hugs from Catalonia!

lelouden
11-08-2013, 07:26 AM
Sorry to hear about that. I know from years of unemployment in Britain (before I finally gave the country up for lost) what it means to have a budget so finely tuned that you have to choose between "luxuries" like a jar of coffee or a 1lb of cheese... I remember weeks when I had to live off lentils flavoured with ketchup on white rice. I know just how much that pie and doughnuts must have been worth to you and I'd have been screaming alongside you had I been there.

Keep calm and play the ukulele, as the T-shirt says these days. Hugs from Catalonia! Oh I love a compassionate guy. You are a gem Barbablanca! I too meant to comment my sympathies to her situation. I am so sorry that I got so caught up listening to Three Dog Night that I forgot what I really wanted to post about.

To Hucklelele, I sure hope you are able to post soon:)

wee_ginga_yin
11-08-2013, 08:40 AM
NOW THATS A GREAT IDEA! Im going to go up there and start making assignments right now. I hope I don't fall out and break my new hip. I actually had a hip replacement this year. Thats when I realized that old lady in the mirror really was me:)

When I drove a taxi in Helsinki I picked up an old woman and she had one lens missing from her specs.
I asked her if they were broken, but she said that she did not need the lens any more for that eye since
she had laser surgery. I said it must be fantastic to regain your eyesight, but she said it was terrible
for now she could see just how wrinkly she was. Swings and roundabouts

Barbablanca
11-08-2013, 08:44 AM
Friends! Thanks to any of you who have voted for my Xmas Song by LIKING it on Youtube. (The one for the Thomann Video Competition).

But...

DISASTER - Thomann have informed me that I had to upload a new version for their contest, otherwise it won't count.

So could you please repeat the LIKE - but on this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp5wMnHx8Xg

If you "know nothing" about this then - please join in the fun by helping me get through to the second round of this contest. Time is running out!

Thanks ever so much!

Berni

lelouden
11-08-2013, 12:56 PM
Pa, Rusty, Doug,
Im just curious. I have replied to posts on youtube and would like to know if those replies are showing up in the Google+ bell? If not...much appreciation to your kind comments:)

Saxracing
11-08-2013, 01:17 PM
Made in Belgium... :-)

Dougf
11-08-2013, 03:01 PM
Pa, Rusty, Doug,
Im just curious. I have replied to posts on youtube and would like to know if those replies are showing up in the Google+ bell? If not...much appreciation to your kind comments:)

Yes, your reply to my comment showed up in my bell icon. Maybe we'll figure this stuff out after all. :)

Jazzbanjorex
11-08-2013, 03:07 PM
My second in this category.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2bbhCxarUk

Thank you Max for letting my take my own time machine back to 1980.

pabrizzer
11-08-2013, 03:17 PM
Pa, Rusty, Doug,
Im just curious. I have replied to posts on youtube and would like to know if those replies are showing up in the Google+ bell? If not...much appreciation to your kind comments:)

Yes the bell shows comments and replies to comments.
I guess my problem is that it's all happening on YouTube and Google+
I preferred the old inbox.
I don't like change when I'm used to using things a certain way.:mad:

Jazzbanjorex
11-08-2013, 03:50 PM
Yes the bell shows comments and replies to comments.
I guess my problem is that it's all happening on YouTube and Google+
I preferred the old inbox.
I don't like change when I'm used to using things a certain way.:mad:

I don't like the change that undoes the old way. Why can't they make a change that leaves the old way in tact and just offers another way also.

I'm going to punch that feedback button every day and complain.

They still have a comments section in the inbox but why if they disabled it????

ARRGGG!!!!

Rustyy
11-08-2013, 04:26 PM
Pa, Rusty, Doug,
Im just curious. I have replied to posts on youtube and would like to know if those replies are showing up in the Google+ bell? If not...much appreciation to your kind comments:)

Linda, the whole thing is pretty confusing at the moment, because I have been ticking boxes and unticking them and I'm not sure where I'm at. However, I don't think I saw your posts under the bell, certainly they are not there now. I think I saw your comments by going to the youtube page and checking for new comments at the bottom of the video clip page. (I didn't even know you could check the inbox until somebody mentioned it yesterday - still new to this you tube stuff).
Hope this helps

lelouden
11-08-2013, 04:57 PM
Thank you guys for letting me know things are working like I was hoping it did. Yes I agree. I hate change too. Really If you don't have a "circle of friends" on your Google+ page that you don't want sharing every move you make, this merge really is not that big of a deal because google already knows every move we make. I think they think we should be grateful for making our videos even more accessible to the public. Maybe they think we want to all be discovered like Justin Bieber. Haha! I have set my google page up so that I get all my comments coming through my text messages on my phone. I no longer have to go into my youtubes pages to check comments which at the moment is kinda nice. If I become the next JB then I won't be happy about that setup:) Also I have never made a "circle of friends" on Google+ to worry about knowing every move I make. I realize many of you will love that feature but Im way to private for that:)

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-08-2013, 06:30 PM
If I become the next JB
yes your phone will be busy but i can't wait to see your new haircut. and monkeys.

lelouden
11-08-2013, 08:27 PM
yes your phone will be busy but i can't wait to see your new haircut. and monkeys.

hahahahaha:)

I won't be happy with that setup either! :)

wallyboy
11-08-2013, 10:35 PM
only just picked up on this google new thingy, it will not affect me too much, not that computer savy to worry to much about it a lot of it go's over my head, the thing I do like is the new bell icon where it lets you know about any comments that are made a bit more slick, most of this stuff that happens we do not get a say in, when we are robots we will want to be human, or is that the other way round :D

wee_ginga_yin
11-09-2013, 03:03 AM
only just picked up on this google new thingy, it will not affect me too much, not that computer savy to worry to much about it a lot of it go's over my head, the thing I do like is the new bell icon where it lets you know about any comments that are made a bit more slick, most of this stuff that happens we do not get a say in, when we are robots we will want to be human, or is that the other way round :D

I think that Google are forcing youtubers onto G+ for a couple of reasons, namely they want CONTENT
on G+ and that is why there is that little tick box under the replies now, and they also want the MEMBERSHIP
of G+ to go up.

What I expected was that I would see all my ukulele friends on G+ but if they are there they are pretty well
hidden, but what I did discover was that their were COMMUNITIES and I have found a few for the Ukulele

G+ Ukulele communities (https://plus.google.com/u/1/b/114983649543712885225/s/Ukulele/communities)

There is another group called

Ukulele Players (https://plus.google.com/u/1/b/114983649543712885225/communities/108266068728049824718/members)

But the only name I recognize in there is the seasonista Alan Thornton.

It was only through the communities I discovered the other seasonista DougF. On Youtube if you want to
see what other ukulele players are doing then you usually SUBSCRIBE to there channel, but as far as
I can see on G+ the equivalent is to FOLLOW. So if you wanted to build up a similar list of Ukulele players.
then you would have to ADD then to the list of people you want to FOLLOW on G+
By the way when I began to FOLLOW DougF I got notification that he was also FOLLOWING me.
How perverse does that sound.

When I lasted looked there was not a COMMUNITY for UU seasons of the Uke, and it might well be
worthwhile establishing one so that all the UU seasonistas could gather in one place. Just a thought.

Joko
11-09-2013, 03:29 AM
I feel a little bad just throwing something up on a Saturday just to get something in there for the week. I may look horrible in this vid, don't sound that good either. I swear, I did shower today, I just forgot to wash my hair. Or comb it. I dunno though, I think it kinda adds to the desperate theme of the song.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qq3jO9cKGM

Dougf
11-09-2013, 05:03 AM
I'd like to do a song, but went into a fit last night yelling and screaming. My food stamp allotment was cut down bout a week ago, and then last night somebody stole my five and a half dollar pie and two dollar bag o donuts outta my shopping cart in about a minute before I got back from the car where I relaized they were missing. If my voice recovers I may still make deadline, but can't sing a note now-

I turned 18 in February 1972- and I swear this is true- I just searched the number 1 Billboard single for my birthday-

it's TOO FREAKY- You probably know it, starts out "A long, long time ago...."

American Pie

that is not the song I will do if I can sing in the next day or so, but strange days indeed!


Sorry to hear about your mishaps, hope you can get your song recorded.

I haven't been keeping count, but it seems there are quite a number of us in the 1972 cohort, perhaps more than any other here. Anybody been keeping track? '72 was definitely a great year for music.

decaturcomp
11-09-2013, 05:15 AM
Hey Rob and all, I started a community called Ukulele Underground on G+ if anyone wants to join up. I stated that we weren't the folks who own the site just members who love the place. If you join it will show up in your feed.

Search communities and you're there.

I have a circle called SEUKERS that I put all of my uker pals (SEUKERS, UWC folks, TBUGgers (that didn't come out right...) the professor and MaryAnne.)


I think that Google are forcing youtubers onto G+ for a couple of reasons, namely they want CONTENT
on G+ and that is why there is that little tick box under the replies now, and they also want the MEMBERSHIP
of G+ to go up.

What I expected was that I would see all my ukulele friends on G+ but if they are there they are pretty well
hidden, but what I did discover was that their were COMMUNITIES and I have found a few for the Ukulele

G+ Ukulele communities (https://plus.google.com/u/1/b/114983649543712885225/s/Ukulele/communities)

There is another group called

Ukulele Players (https://plus.google.com/u/1/b/114983649543712885225/communities/108266068728049824718/members)

But the only name I recognize in there is the seasonista Alan Thornton.

It was only through the communities I discovered the other seasonista DougF. On Youtube if you want to
see what other ukulele players are doing then you usually SUBSCRIBE to there channel, but as far as
I can see on G+ the equivalent is to FOLLOW. So if you wanted to build up a similar list of Ukulele players.
then you would have to ADD then to the list of people you want to FOLLOW on G+
By the way when I began to FOLLOW DougF I got notification that he was also FOLLOWING me.
How perverse does that sound.

When I lasted looked there was not a COMMUNITY for UU seasons of the Uke, and it might well be
worthwhile establishing one so that all the UU seasonistas could gather in one place. Just a thought.

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
11-09-2013, 06:41 AM
hmm 1983. It took a bit of searching to find a tune that inspired me.
This was no. 1 throughout December [UK] for the Flying Pickets who of course did it a capella. I went back to the Yazoo version to find the chords.
It was a bit of a challenge this week to get the Em chords in, but I sort of managed :^o


http://youtu.be/rT62ouUbKgg

DO give me some comments as to how I am doing, I am still only a couple of months into this Ukulele playing journey.


I hope this loaded OK as I don't seem to be able to watch youtube videos directly in youtube at the moment, I have no idea why, maybe today's Ubuntu update messed up Chromium :^(

wallyboy
11-09-2013, 11:33 AM
I think that Google are forcing youtubers onto G+ for a couple of reasons, namely they want CONTENT
on G+ and that is why there is that little tick box under the replies now, and they also want the MEMBERSHIP
of G+ to go up.

I think you have hit the nail right on the head there rob, all down to marketing,

bonesigh
11-09-2013, 12:24 PM
Hello Max (: Thanks for hosting this wonderful season. Great idea. I wonder is it fortunate or unfortunate that I never took that walk on the wild side? This is a cover of a tune I liked, it was okay. There weren't any others that inspired me. I listened to country in those years. Weren't any songs I wanted to do in that genre either. It was fun working on the melody within the tune for this one as having had the flu this week my throat is not up to singing. Perhaps some of you will sing along (:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8z7zr98-8M&feature=youtube_gdata_player

KoaDependent
11-09-2013, 01:19 PM
My 18th birthday was in 1986. In that year, Prince had his third #1 hit with 'Kiss'. Since there's no way in hell I can reproduce those vocals, you can pretend this is the Tom Jones cover that came out a few years later.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSSCT4QRJVQ

OldePhart
11-09-2013, 02:21 PM
I think that Google are forcing youtubers onto G+ for a couple of reasons, namely they want CONTENT
on G+ and that is why there is that little tick box under the replies now, and they also want the MEMBERSHIP
of G+ to go up.

Yeah - I guess they eventually figured out that they could automatically create G+ accounts for everybody in the world but they couldn't force us to actually use the site. Now they're trying to rectify the latter...we'll see...I don't think they understand just how stubborn people can be about being manipulated...

John

Jazzbanjorex
11-09-2013, 03:06 PM
Shhh, don't let anyone know I liked this song back then (1980).
Thanks for the idea UkeyDave.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EJOq8iRHjg

Shhh....

mythinformed
11-09-2013, 10:03 PM
I've tried strummin' out a few toons but nothings grabbing me enough to do a cover so I may have to resort to cheating (I'll see how the day pans out.........eeeeeek and its the last day too) Lol

Now take me back to the 70's anyday where great rock Gods like 'William Shatner' did Inspirational covers such as 'Rocket Man' (check out the 1970s special effects too where several William Shatner's appear together.......Wow .............awesome) !! Lol


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

decaturcomp
11-10-2013, 03:38 AM
Call me a glutton for punishment (or call me 'cute as a button' if you prefer) but I've decided to go YT one better by bypassing it. I set up Vimeo to post any video that I put into a particular dropbox folder to Vimeo, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Google +. I'll let you know how that goes.

Why would I do such a thing? I was listening to Julia Nunes, who you may know from Conan or just from being everywhere, over the weekend and she suggested that, if you'd like to become well known for what you do, you should be everywhere. I immediately thought of Aaron Keim (the Quiet American and other groups and 1/3 of the Mya Moe build team) posting some books that he wrote about ukulele playing to etsy...ETSY! I'm just saying, the only thing worse than being talked about...

Peace and love from
Alan Thornton

ksiegel
11-10-2013, 07:50 AM
As soon as YouTube posts it, here's my entry - from back when I was 18.


http://youtu.be/G61vztqCSN8

It is a One-take, a song I've never recorded before. and from an artist I used to think was very over-rated. Now, I think he is very under-rated.



-Kurt

Raygf
11-10-2013, 08:33 AM
Max, thank you so much for hosting. What an excellent idea for a theme. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I could spend a great deal of time working on outstanding music from 1977. I'm working up a set of songs because of it.

Sorry, I misspoke and said this video is for the 89th season.


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

myrnaukelele
11-10-2013, 08:59 AM
Max, thank you so much for hosting. What an excellent idea for a theme. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I could spend a great deal of time working on outstanding music from 1977. I'm working up a set of songs because of it.


Ray - great minds think alike! I've started working on a video of music from 1971. It'll take some time (I have to learn the songs and record them on uke) so I'll have to post it later. And I want to keep it under 5 minutes so it'll be just snippets of popular songs. But there was SO much good music put out that year. Those were the days! (theme song from All in the Family - 1971).

mattydee
11-10-2013, 09:39 AM
Well, 1993 was an interesting year for popular music. The rise of "Alternative" acts had just taken hold but hip-hop was also by then pretty securely mainstream, making for a weird dichotomy on the charts. This tune didn't chart when it was released in the states, but has gone on to become a signature track for its creators and one of the most covered rock songs of the modern era.


http://youtu.be/bXuJiKl8BJY