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The Ukelites
11-23-2013, 11:30 PM
http://youtu.be/PWsw_WY7HU0



93rd Season of the Ukulele: METAL

Don’t panic, friends of soft sounds, it’s not about the musical genre (in the contest entries).
We want you to do a song that has some metal or alloy in the title, e.g. iron, steel, gold, silver, lead, tin, copper, titanium …

Usual rules:
• One official entry only
• Ukulele front & center
• Mulitracking: If you have a clear single continuous take as main track you may do some overdubs
• a new recording with somehow integrated Season reference
• Song title in the movie title (please!)
• Start: Sunday Nov. 24th 12:00 am Hawaiian Time
• End: Sunday Dec. 1st 12:00 pm Hawaiian Time

Judging by us (overall performance), two prices, one price out of the hat too
Prizes t.b.a.

Playlist Official Entries:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiuA-d8Zvh_a0Qz80IYOlK23G6z6SbtoZ

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Bonus Section:
HEAVY METAL (Death Metal, Speed Metal, Doom Metal, Hardcore …), whatever the title is, as long as it fits the genre it counts.

Now this is about the musical genre! Humor does score in the Bonus Section, but not only. Make us laugh, amaze us, make us fall down on our knees and shout that we’re unworthy, have fun and rock hard!

• You can post to two bonus songs
• please make clear it’s a bonus

Special prize t.b.a.

Playlist Bonus Entries:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiuA-d8Zvh_a5ZKA6fD56XzlIznbWDt58

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-23-2013, 11:38 PM
great theme you guys!

when you said metal i said YAY!

then you said no not heavy metal, just A metal in the TITLE

and i cried a bit

but then you said bonuses can just be M.E.T.A.L.

and i was happy again!

lol!

i've already been through all the emotions!

can't wait for the music to begin...

pabrizzer
11-24-2013, 12:04 AM
"Gold" a John Stewart song. I have always liked this song.
My voice was a bit weird on this - very breathless and no volume - my first take (yes I had to do 2) was an octave lower and I could hardly hear the vocals.
Could have done with some of your beaut Ubass on this Steffen - it has a pretty dominant bass part in the original.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAn29P3Z59I

wallyboy
11-24-2013, 12:04 AM
interesting theme, heres some ideas (http://www.songfacts.com/category-songs_with_metals_in_the_title.php)

pabrizzer
11-24-2013, 12:31 AM
Gee I would love to see a ukulele version of AC/DC's Thunderstruck (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2AC41dglnM)

wee_ginga_yin
11-24-2013, 12:34 AM
A pythonesque rendition with a suppressed sneeze ending.

Paljon Onnea Vaan Stefan


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVlje6eYe9M

wee_ginga_yin
11-24-2013, 12:46 AM
"Gold" a John Stewart song. I have always liked this song.
My voice was a bit weird on this - very breathless and no volume - my first take (yes I had to do 2) was an octave lower and I could hardly hear the vocals.
Could have done with some of your beaut Ubass on this Steffen - it has a pretty dominant bass part in the original.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAn29P3Z59

I see you have played the T-shirt card early :-)

ukuleledaveey
11-24-2013, 01:08 AM
Gee I would love to see a ukulele version of AC/DC's Thunderstruck (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2AC41dglnM)

Ive got a book of Ac/Dc for ukulele but they are to hard for me to play, wish i was good enough to play them as Acca Dacca are one of the greatest bands (especially the Bonn Scott years)

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-24-2013, 01:40 AM
okie dokie here is my contest entry, of possible interest to scrap metal dealers and pawn brokers the world over

band of gold


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLR9nWwlynQ

i love this song

and did i mention already? i LOVE this week's theme!

xommen
11-24-2013, 02:26 AM
There is a U2 song that fits this theme and I did not do it for another season yet, so here it is: Silver and Gold by U2.

http://youtu.be/0Mov2e2q4xY

wee_ginga_yin
11-24-2013, 02:34 AM
okie dokie here is my contest entry, of possible interest to scrap metal dealers and pawn brokers the world over


And there was I expecting Any old Iron (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2nA77k_YGg)

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-24-2013, 03:07 AM
And there was I expecting Any old Iron (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2nA77k_YGg)
lol!

i never thought of that one!

Barbablanca
11-24-2013, 03:17 AM
Hearts of Steel by Berni Armstrong

Irish History is a rich source for songs. This is a song of mine I wrote when I came across the story of the Hearts of Steel, who were a workers and peasants' organisation who attempted to fight back against some unjust decisions imposed on them by their landlords in the 1770s. The whole story is here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hearts_of_Steel).


http://youtu.be/ShvavHvneYQ

Lyrics (and my commentary on the birth of this song and its continuing relevance) in the description section.

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
11-24-2013, 03:28 AM
And there was I expecting Any old Iron (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2nA77k_YGg)

That was my first idea, "Any old Iron", but no, I have a mad plan. Don't know if I can pull it off though. If I can I'll post late tonight or tomorrow. :^)

The Ukelites
11-24-2013, 03:38 AM
Well, folks, it's already entertaining a lot, what a start :) :)

Pabrizzer: Gold
Thank you, Pa, for this great Season start! Didn’t know this one. Very enjoyable recording, best possible dress choice!

wee_ginga_yin: By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
Thank you, Rob, for this very charming performance of this wonderful song. Great playing and superb outfit (a Fez is always a good choice!). Loved this!
Pabrizzer played the T-Shirt card early, but you can still play your knees card!

BirdsEyeOfMyUke: Band Of Gold
Thank you for this great entry - you give this Freda Payne song a really new and warm singer/songwriter touch.
Looking forward to your M.E.T.A.L. Bonus!

Xommen: Silver And Gold
Thanks, Wim, we’re convinced that you will always find the right U2 Song and over the years we Seasonistas all will become U2 experts! Good song and well done again!

Barbablanca: Hearts Of Steel
Interesting lyrics and story behind, suitable music and great singing: a perfect performance again, Bernie. We’re proud to have one of your originals in this Season! Thank you!

We love the Seasons!

redpaul1
11-24-2013, 05:45 AM
In case you're stuck for a song title, here's a list of all the metals to be found in the periodic table of elements:


#: Element

1: Hydrogen (can be both metal and nonmetal)
3: Lithium
4: Beryllium
11: Sodium
12: Magnesium
13: Alumin[i]um
19: Potassium
20: Calcium
21: Scandium
22: Titanium
23: Vanadium
24: Chromium
25: Manganese
26: Iron
27: Cobalt
28: Nickel
29: Copper
30: Zinc
31: Gallium
37: Rubidium
38: Strontium
39: Yttrium
40: Zirconium
41: Niobium
42: Molybdenum
43: Technetium
44: Ruthenium
45: Rhodium
46: Palladium
47: Silver
48: Cadmium
49: Indium
50: Tin
55: Cesium
56: Barium
57: Lanthanum
58: Cerium
59: Praseodymium
60: Neodymium
61: Promethium
62: Samarium
63: Europium
64: Gadolinium
65: Terbium
66: Dysprosium
67: Holmium
68: Erbium
69: Thulium
70: Ytterbium
71: Lutetium
72: Hafnium
73: Tantalum
74: Tungsten
75: Rhenium
76: Osmium
77: Iridium
78: Platinum
79: Gold
80: Mercury
81: Thallium
82: Lead
83: Bismuth
87: Francium
88: Radium
89: Actinium
90: Thorium
91: Protactinium
92: Uranium
93: Neptunium
94: Plutonium
95: Americium
96: Curium
97: Berkelium
98: Californium
99: Einsteinium
100: Fermium
101: Mendelevium
102: Nobelium
103: Lawrencium
104: Rutherfordium
105: Dubnium
106: Seaborgium
107: Bohrium
108: Hassium
109: Meitnerium
110: Darmstadtium
111: Roentgenium
112: Copernicium
113: Ununtrium - will probably be a basic metal.
114: Flerovium - probably a basic metal.
115: Ununpentium - will probably be a basic metal.
116: Livermorium - probably a basic metal.


Here's that list again, this time in alphabetical order:


#: Element

89: Actinium
13: Alumin[i]um
95: Americium
56: Barium
97: Berkelium
4: Beryllium
83: Bismuth
107: Bohrium
48: Cadmium
20: Calcium
98: Californium
58: Cerium
55: Cesium
24: Chromium
27: Cobalt
112: Copernicium
29: Copper
96: Curium
110: Darmstadtium
105: Dubnium
66: Dysprosium
99: Einsteinium
68: Erbium
63: Europium
100: Fermium
114: Flerovium - probably a basic metal.
87: Francium
64: Gadolinium
31: Gallium
79: Gold
72: Hafnium
108: Hassium
67: Holmium
1: Hydrogen
77: Iridium
26: Iron
57: Lanthanum
103: Lawrencium
82: Lead
3: Lithium
116: Livermorium - probably a basic metal.
71: Lutetium
12: Magnesium
25: Manganese
109: Meitnerium
101: Mendelevium
80: Mercury
42: Molybdenum
60: Neodymium
93: Neptunium
28: Nickel
41: Niobium
102: Nobelium
76: Osmium
46: Palladium
78: Platinum
94: Plutonium
19: Potassium
59: Praseodymium
61: Promethium
91: Protactinium
88: Radium
75: Rhenium
45: Rhodium
111: Roentgenium
37: Rubidium
44: Ruthenium
104: Rutherfordium
62: Samarium
21: Scandium
106: Seaborgium
47: Silver
11: Sodium
38: Strontium
73: Tantalum
43: Technetium
65: Terbium
81: Thallium
90: Thorium
69: Thulium
50: Tin
22: Titanium
74: Tungsten
115: Ununpentium - will probably be a basic metal.
113: Ununtrium - will probably be a basic metal.
92: Uranium
23: Vanadium
70: Ytterbium
39: Yttrium
30: Zinc
40: Zirconium

As always, here to help!! :) :)

Damn! I forgot the alloys! :(

UkeCan1
11-24-2013, 07:13 AM
Thanks, Paul ... I did the same thing for myself. List of alloys is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_alloys

The only commonly known ones I saw that don't already contain the name of an elemental metal were:

Amalgam
Brass
Bronze
Bullion
Chrome
Gunmetal
Pewter
Solder
Steel

Longer list of elemental metals here: http://www.elementalmatter.info/list-of-metals.htm
In case you want some obscure ones and transitional metals / metalloids....

Have fun, y'all. I couldn't help wanting to look for unusual / non-obvious ones myself! No silver and gold for this girl.... (Musically, I mean. Feel free to give me either, if you're so moved. :))

Wendy

Tootler
11-24-2013, 07:38 AM
Middlesbrough was built on iron so no prizes for guessing which metal my entry will feature. Been practising this afternoon.

GinnyT11
11-24-2013, 07:47 AM
Found this long list of metal-in-title songs...really long if you go to the separate gold and copper links.
http://www.philbrodieband.com/music_song_titles_money.htm#metals

I hope someone will do Tina Turner's Steel Claw and McCartney's Magneto and Titanium Man.

TCK
11-24-2013, 08:20 AM
Ugh- so distracted here! Can't find a song that will do for an entry...have a million Heavy Metal bonus ideas. Oh well, it will all resolve. For now a bit of amusement.
I tell my fifth graders every year when they start Chemistry that they can have bonus points if the sing this for us. This year 14 of them did it. It was RIDICULOUS...and amusing, and why I got to work every day.
:)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYW50F42ss8

The Ukelites
11-24-2013, 08:30 AM
For now a bit of amusement.

Very funny – you know, Dave, that "Lehrer" is German for "Teacher"?
This song fits so good it would be allowed exceptionally if anybody wants to do this one ...

We're confident that you will find a suitable entry song! :cool:

TCK
11-24-2013, 08:43 AM
Hahaha- I am fairly certain that me and my minions would NEVER got through it without cracking up ;)
Very funny – you know, Dave, that "Lehrer" is German for "Teacher"?
This song fits so good it would be allowed exceptionally if anybody wants to do this one ...

We're confident that you will find a suitable entry song! :cool:

Research has led me to a request though. I really really wanna hear Myrna do "One Tin Soldier". Playing it I figured she could pull it off and I sure as heck wasn't :)

UkeCan1
11-24-2013, 10:11 AM
Ugh- so distracted here! Can't find a song that will do for an entry...have a million Heavy Metal bonus ideas. Oh well, it will all resolve. For now a bit of amusement. I tell my fifth graders every year when they start Chemistry that they can have bonus points if the sing this for us. This year 14 of them did it. It was RIDICULOUS...and amusing, and why I got to work every day. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYW50F42ss8 I already PM'd the Ukelites about this one ... I've been singing the first verse for years. Whole lotta words! Not sure if I have the time or stamina to learn the whole thing this week (not to mention how to play "Modern Major General" on uke :)), so you all are most welcome to beat me to it!

Yes, Lehrer is "teacher" in German. For anyone unfamiliar with the amazing Tom Lehrer, he was a math professor at Harvard who became quite famous for his irreverent funny songs, many of them on math and science topics. Apparently he felt it was all a big distraction, because he gave it up and went back to being "just" a Harvard math professor. He's still alive at 85.

(Okay, that's the legend I've heard for years. Wikipedia says he never actually finished his math PhD, and therefore was never a full professor at Harvard, though it's where he studied. Rather, he taught political science at my alma mater, MIT, from 1962, and then basic math for liberal arts majors plus a musical theater course at UC Santa Cruz from 1972 until his retirement in 2001, occasionally performing relevant songs in his lectures.)

- Wendy

Stephen Reed
11-24-2013, 11:42 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBSjb2lOZY8

Season 93 Gold Watch and Chain

Tootler
11-24-2013, 12:35 PM
As I mentioned earlier, the town where I live, Middlesbrough was built on Iron thanks to the discovery of iron ore in the hills to the south of the town in the 19th century. Middlesbrough was a major iron and steel centre from the mid 19th to the mid 20th century. The iron mines are now worked out and all are closed and there is just one blast furnace left and that closed for a while a few years back.

Local songwriter, Graeme Miles has documented the area in song, both its industrial heritage and also the beauty of the countryside to the South of Middlesbrough. He is well known in the folk music world in the UK and his songs are widely sung. He died of cancer earlier this year and will be missed.

Here is one of his best known songs, Ring of Iron - about Middlesbrough.


http://youtu.be/WIGvO8Zkuf8

erivel
11-24-2013, 02:44 PM
Hello everyone! Here's my entry. Finally got to record a video in the daytime! :) Enjoy!


http://youtu.be/XjzCCVKzRrE

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-24-2013, 03:47 PM
HEAVY METAL

Make us laugh, amaze us, make us fall down on our knees and shout that we’re unworthy
er

:uhoh:

i don't think i've done any of THAT


have fun
yeah i did that


rock hard!
i rocked as hard as i COULD on an acoustic! on my bonus - paranoid by black sabbath


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3NeGNBl7yA

~dave~~wave~
11-24-2013, 04:18 PM
Much respect to the Ukelites, you kids have provided me with a lot of joy and inspiration.

This song is from the late 70s prime of FM radio, by one-hit wonder Walter Egan. Stevie Nicks sang back-up, if memory serves.

All instruments used in this video feature metal strings:
The Lehua long-neck soprano has a Fremont "gold" alloy low G, the solid u-bass has Pyramid silver-plated copper wound on silk, the Kamoa piccolo uke bass on the solo has stainless steel flatwounds, the high arpeggios are done on a Epi LP strung with copper-loaded Aquila Reds.






http://youtu.be/6eA2rensgQg

greenie44
11-24-2013, 05:26 PM
Well, it happened again. I thought I wouldn't have a metal song, but now all of a sudden I have a bonus, with an entry coming up later.

I was just messing around, looking for a nice treated uke sound, and found one. While searching, the E string unwound, but who needs it any ways, it's metal, right? And this is essentially a one take wonder, out of tune and all, cause, after all, IT'S METAL!

Greatly abridged version, since, well, you get the idea.


http://youtu.be/iH-xs-1mh_o

myrnaukelele
11-24-2013, 06:04 PM
I love finding gems while researching songs for the Seasons. This one's by Rainy Daze from their 1967 album That Acapulco Gold. :cool:

http://youtu.be/zM9a_A8SW8g

redpaul1
11-25-2013, 01:01 AM
Research has led me to a request though. I really really wanna hear Myrna do "One Tin Soldier". Playing it I figured she could pull it off and I sure as heck wasn't :)

Well as long as we're have requests, I really wanna hear Lynda (BEVOMU) doing 'Metal Guru' :)

The Ukelites
11-25-2013, 01:11 AM
The Acapulco Gold – funny song and great video – thanks for sharing this great find, Myrna!


Stephen Reed: Gold Watch And Chain
Wow, never thought of an old Carter Family Song – great choice, thank you for sharing, well done!

Tootler: Ring Of Iron
No one does English folksongs as authentically as you do - always a great pleasure!

erivel: Brass in Pocket
Yeah, great arrangement of a tricky song, Eric, super choice, super performance!

BirdsEyeOfMyUke: Paranoid
Thank you for opening the Bonus Section with this classic! All missions completed!

~dave~~wave~: Magnet And Steel
Top production as always. This song was new to us, loved it, Thanks, Dave!

greenie44: Iron Man
Well, the Bonus Section was opened up with „Paranoid“ followed by „Iron Man“ now – YEEEAH! Thanks a lot, greenie, great Sound and yes: we got the idea!

Yes, it sure is FUN hosting a Season!

Joko
11-25-2013, 02:16 AM
I love finding gems while researching songs for the Seasons. This one's by Rainy Daze from their 1967 album That Acapulco Gold. :cool:

That was a great song! It's always great to hear new songs here on the Seasons!

Here's an old comedy album favorite by the same title:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1sPmbj3t6E

When I was a teenager, I remember hour upon hour just hanging out with friends, maybe one of those friends was named Mary Jane, just lying there, listening to comedy albums. Do teenagers still do that, or has the internet shortened the attention spans of today's youth to the point that they can't sit and listen to funny sh*t on a 'record'?

Kids today!! They don't know how to get high!

Joko
11-25-2013, 02:34 AM
My entry for this week is a totally new song for me, found through the song name database posted back there on page one. "Old Copper Penny", by... umm... I'm not really sure who wrote this, as it is online in two different incarnations (both of which are sung a lot slower than I performed it) without any indication by either artist that someone else wrote the song.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyoj-gS_ABc

joeygibson
11-25-2013, 02:47 AM
Nice, Steve! I've liked that song for many years. (Oops, I didn't realize a reply didn't show up under the message I was replying to... I was commenting on Steve Reed's video for "Gold Watch and Chain.")

drbekken
11-25-2013, 02:58 AM
http://youtu.be/b10PjGKL3Vk

Here's an entry. I forgot the announcement this time too. #%&""¤%&=!!!!!!
The song is from 1873 - a true tear jerker, but still beautiful. My rendition is somewhat rough around the edges.

frisbee fred
11-25-2013, 05:50 AM
Wish I could do about 10 more takes of this as I love Fleetwood Mac. If I was good enough I'd do with them what Wim does with U2 in the Seasons. That's our dog Sunshine who decided she wanted to be heard about two thirds of the way through.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uo4PCv-upA&feature=youtu.be

redpaul1
11-25-2013, 06:13 AM
Songs referencing a metal in the title? Or songs in a metal genre? Got both bases covered here at once, I reckon! Twit-twoo-hooo!


http://youtu.be/4PQhczCF_M8

Death Metal Lullaby -- Bill Bailey

1 2 3 4
A|--2----2--2--5----5--5--|--4--4--4--7----7--7--7--|--2----2--2--5----5--5--|--4--4--4--7----7--7--7--|
E|--0----0--0--3----3--3--|--2--2--2--5----5--5--5--|--0----0--0--3----3--3--|--2--2--2--5----5--5--5--|
C|--4----4--4--7----7--7--|--6--6--6--9----9--9--9--|--4----4--4--7----7--7--|--6--6--6--9----9--9--9--|
G|--4----4--4--7----7--7--|--6--6--6--9----9--9--9--|--4----4--4--7----7--7--|--6--6--6--9----9--9--9--|
|__| |__| |__|__| |__|__| |__| |__| |__|__| |__|__|
E5 G5 F#5 A5 E5 G5 F#5 A5
I am
e e
5 6 7 8
A|--2----2--2--5----5--5--|--4--4--4--7---7---7--7--|--2----2--2--5----5--5--|--4--4--4--7----7--7--7--|
E|--0----0--0--3----3--3--|--2--2--2--5---5---5--5--|--0----0--0--3----3--3--|--2--2--2--5----5--5--5--|
C|--4----4--4--7----7--7--|--6--6--6--9---9---9--9--|--4----4--4--7----7--7--|--6--6--6--9----9--9--9--|
G|--4----4--4--7----7--7--|--6--6--6--9---9---9--9--|--4----4--4--7----7--7--|--6--6--6--9----9--9--9--|
|__| |__| |__|__| |___|__| |__| |__| |__|__| |__|__|
E5 G5 F#5 A5 E5 G5 F#5 A5
Death. A wing-èd beast. I am
e e e a e e e

9 10 11 12
A|--2----2--2---4--4---5--|------5----6----6--------|--7---7--7---7--9---|----------------------------------|
E|--0----0--0---2--2---3--|------3----4----4--------|--5---5--5---5--7---|----------------------------------|
C|--4----4--4---6--6---7--|------7----8----8--------|--9---9--9---9--11--|----------------------------------|
G|--4----4--4---6--6---7--|------7----8----8--------|--9---9--9---9--11--|----------------------------------|
|__| |__| |_____| | | |. |___| |______| __| | |
E5 F#5 G5 G5 G#5 A5 B5
bourne on the velvet wings of night and I'm hung--ry for a feast. I am the nem-e--sis of the
e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e E E E g g g E D

13 14 15 16
A|------2--2--2--5----7--|----7--7--7---7----7--7-----7-|--X--X--2--2--2--5---7--|-----7--7--7---7----7---7----7-|
E|------0--0--0--3----5--|----5--5--5---5----5--5-----5-|--X--X--0--0--0--3---5--|-----5--5--5---5----5---5----5-|
C|------4--4--4--7----9--|----9--9--9---9----9--9-----9-|--X--X--4--7--7--9---9--|-----9--9--9---9----9---9----9-|
G|------4--4--4--7----9--|----9--9--9---9----9--9-----9-|--X--X--4--7--7--9---9--|-----9--9--9---9----9---9----9-|
|__| |__| |____| _| |__| |____| |_____| |__| |__|__| |____| __| |__| |____| |____|
E5 G5 A5 A5 E5 G5 A5 A5
Vole. My heart is black as Coal. You can kill me with a
E E g g E D E a a a g a g

17 18
A|--5----5----5--5--5--4--|--2--------------|
E|--3----3----3--3--3--2--|--0--------------|
C|--7----7----7--7--7--6--|--4--------------|
G|--7----7----7--7--7--6--|--4--------------|
|__| |__|__________________
G5 F#5 E5
trowel. I am an Owl.
e E E E E

RichM
11-25-2013, 06:30 AM
Just for clarity, the song actually has to have a type of metal in it (gold, iron, steel, copper, etc.)? So something that is intrinsically made of metal (ie, chain) wouldn't count, right?

Srax
11-25-2013, 06:35 AM
Hey!

This is my entry for this season!
I often do happy songs and good vibes, this time because I told Linda I wanted to make a sad song. I realize that it is really difficult to make a sad song than happy!
I hope you enjoy it

Regards

Sara


http://youtu.be/goEB3lHNINU

wee_ginga_yin
11-25-2013, 07:47 AM
Songs referencing a metal in the title? Or songs in a metal genre? Got both bases covered here at once, I reckon! Twit-twoo-hooo!

Can't beat a bit of ol' Bill Bailly. I love a good OWL SONG (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9qFrpQxXrE) mesel'

redpaul1
11-25-2013, 08:17 AM
Can't beat a bit of ol' Bill Bailly. I love a good OWL SONG (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9qFrpQxXrE) mesel'

You're Owling Wolf x

lelouden
11-25-2013, 11:13 AM
Here is my entry for the week. I don't know if Ill get around to another. Its Thanksgiving week. Most of my time will be in the kitchen and in the mountains to find some snow. Happy Holidays everybody:) This is a great theme and I really loved putting this one together. It gave me a push to try something new. Ive played the harmonica all my life...but not well. I have never played and played at the same time:) not so easy! Kind of like patting your head and rubbing your tummy at the same time. Awkward until you get the hang of it. This is why I love the seasons. We are pushed to try new songs and try new things. Here we go....
"Heart of Gold" by Neil Young.

redpaul1
11-25-2013, 11:40 AM
Here is my entry for the week. I don't know if Ill get around to another. Its Thanksgiving week. Most of my time will be in the kitchen and in the mountains to find some snow. Happy Holidays everybody:) This is a great theme and I really loved putting this one together. It gave me a push to try something new. Ive played the harmonica all my life...but not well. I have never played and played at the same time:) not so easy! Kind of like patting your head and rubbing your tummy at the same time. Awkward until you get the hang of it. This is why I love the seasons. We are pushed to try new songs and try new things. Here we go....
"Heart of Gold" by Neil Young.
Yep, I'm trying to learn to fingerpick, PIMO, i.e., classical style, because of the Seasons; not so easy for a lefty playing right! "Heart of Gold", btw, was the first piece of sheet music I ever bought, way back in 1972. I still have it too. Looking forward to hearing your take ;)

frisbee fred
11-25-2013, 12:04 PM
Here is my entry for the week. I don't know if Ill get around to another. Its Thanksgiving week. Most of my time will be in the kitchen and in the mountains to find some snow. Happy Holidays everybody:) This is a great theme and I really loved putting this one together. It gave me a push to try something new. Ive played the harmonica all my life...but not well. I have never played and played at the same time:) not so easy! Kind of like patting your head and rubbing your tummy at the same time. Awkward until you get the hang of it. This is why I love the seasons. We are pushed to try new songs and try new things. Here we go....
"Heart of Gold" by Neil Young.

Ok, that's weird. I watched your video. Commented on it because it was excellent. And now it says "deleted".

lelouden
11-25-2013, 12:11 PM
Ok, that's weird. I watched your video. Commented on it because it was excellent. And now it says "deleted".

yep...I'm an idiot sometimes:) I uploaded the wrong version. didn't notice until i submitted and now I'm just waiting waiting waiting....watching the wheel....waiting! Sorry

redpaul1
11-25-2013, 12:24 PM
Ok, that's weird. I watched your video. Commented on it because it was excellent. And now it says "deleted".


yep...I'm an idiot sometimes:) I uploaded the wrong version. didn't notice until i submitted and now I'm just waiting waiting waiting....watching the wheel....waiting! Sorry

Well in the meantime, you (Linda excepted, she's already seen it) could always go and watch mine! ;p

frisbee fred
11-25-2013, 12:24 PM
yep...I'm an idiot sometimes:) I uploaded the wrong version. didn't notice until i submitted and now I'm just waiting waiting waiting....watching the wheel....waiting! Sorry

Sheesh, there was nothing wrong with the version I saw.....:confused:

frisbee fred
11-25-2013, 12:28 PM
Well in the meantime, you (Linda excepted, she's already seen it) could always go and watch mine! ;p

Just did :rock:

redpaul1
11-25-2013, 12:29 PM
Wub u Fred :o

FriendlyFred
11-25-2013, 12:39 PM
That was a good idea Ukelites.

So many great entries.

And hidden Metal heads on the babyguitars.

xommen
11-25-2013, 01:25 PM
Nice, Steve! I've liked that song for many years. (Oops, I didn't realize a reply didn't show up under the message I was replying to... I was commenting on Steve Reed's video for "Gold Watch and Chain.")

If you choose Reply with quote, the message you are replying to is mentioned within your own message.

~dave~~wave~
11-25-2013, 01:46 PM
"This is not an entry, this is not even a bonus. This is a sing-a-long..." decaturcomp


The song "Iron Man" was originally entitled "Iron Bloke". Upon hearing the main guitar riff for the first time, Ozzy Osbourne remarked that it sounded "like a big iron bloke walking around". The title was later changed to "Iron Man" as bassist and lyricist Geezer Butler (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geezer_Butler) composed the lyrics.[10 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranoid_(album)#cite_note-classicalbums-10)]

I started working on this one before Greenie posted his superb take with electric uke and Ozzie vocals.
I always considered this a bass player's tune, since it has almost no strumming, just "riffing."
I had a riot playing the metal riffs on my tiny Ohana sopranino tuned up to G, an octave above baritone (or guitar).
Then I added metal-string fuzztone bass uke in GarageBand.

I saw Black Sabbath live on October 19, 1971, just a little shy of my 18th birthday.
The dorm rooms, FM radio and car 8-track tapes were filled with them that year.
For a $5 ticket they headlined with Sweathog and Edgar Winter's White Trash.
It was certainly the loudest concert I'd heard 'til then.

After seeing the originators, the hair metal, speed metal, death metal etc. that came after never did anything for me...






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

southside mike
11-25-2013, 02:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuUruIDCiZI
Here's my entry, Neil Young

lelouden
11-25-2013, 03:10 PM
Here is my entry for the week. I don't know if Ill get around to another. Its Thanksgiving week. Most of my time will be in the kitchen and in the mountains to find some snow. Happy Holidays everybody:) This is a great theme and I really loved putting this one together. It gave me a push to try something new. Ive played the harmonica all my life...but not well. I have never played and played at the same time:) not so easy! Kind of like patting your head and rubbing your tummy at the same time. Awkward until you get the hang of it. This is why I love the seasons. We are pushed to try new songs and try new things. Here we go....
"Heart of Gold" by Neil Young.

Having major trouble uploading today. It took all day to get the multi tracks to upload. Only a few of you saw it before I deleted it and tried again. Thanks for the kind comments. They have been deleted in the process. So here it is again.
Heart of Gold~Neil Young


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoQ9wqn9b1A&feature=youtu.be

***Ok I finally figured it out. Here is my final entry this week. Im so sorry that I flooded the thread with my mistake. If you want to take a new look and comment on this its finally the one I wanted here. I appreciate all of your patience in my behalf:)

redpaul1
11-25-2013, 03:21 PM
Ok this has been one of those days:mad:I had multi tracked in some shakers and tambourine and you'll just have to trust me that what I wanted to submit was really nice. I have uploaded and deleted many times today to youtube but for some reason it will only take the one track. I have never had this problem before but I am now giving up and submitting what only a few of you saw before I deleted it to try again. Thanks for the kind comments. They have been deleted in the process. I can usually figure these things out but I am defeated this time. So here it is again.
Heart of Gold~Neil Young
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J55aSKvTxPg&feature=youtu.be

Ack. We've all been there. Anyway. What Fred said: Excellent (even in its stripped-down version) :shaka:

TCK
11-25-2013, 03:46 PM
There is an eventual point where you realize that you are merely a mortal, playing a little tiny guitar in your den...and it is not going to get any better than what is one tape.
Here is me beating the tar out of my poor guitar for the sake of making "Gates of Steel" by Devo something I can check off my list.

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

myrnaukelele
11-25-2013, 04:33 PM
I thought this was a Dr. Hook song but found out many of the songs for Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show were written by Shel Silverstein. This one was a hit for Dr. Hook in 1972. Other country singers have recorded it as well, including Emmy Lou Harris.

http://youtu.be/4p30jW4ZW1A

TCK
11-25-2013, 04:45 PM
Most probably won't consider SLADE a Metal band, but they seemed to be whatever they could fit into at the time for most of their tenure (and the Ambrose Slade record enjoys CULT status with a few of my mates for sure). In any event- this song did enjoy a rebirth as a Heavy Metal song in the eighties, and well, I figure it was made while Metal was being invented so what the heck right?
Come on feel the noise...acoustic ukulele
Ridiculous, right?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBRXN8gg4LI&feature=youtu.be

Jazzbanjorex
11-25-2013, 05:04 PM
Gordon Lightfoot, Circle of Steel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtWQAXWTOfw&feature=youtu.be
I found this in my collection of mp3s. Listened to it for the first time tonight and decided I liked it enough to do it.

myrnaukelele
11-25-2013, 06:09 PM
Wish I could do about 10 more takes of this as I love Fleetwood Mac. If I was good enough I'd do with them what Wim does with U2 in the Seasons. That's our dog Sunshine who decided she wanted to be heard about two thirds of the way through.

Nice job on this song Fred. I was seriously looking at this one (along with Silver Springs)- I love Stevie Nicks. But I'm not a good enough uke player to pull it off.

myrnaukelele
11-25-2013, 06:15 PM
Research has led me to a request though. I really really wanna hear Myrna do "One Tin Soldier". Playing it I figured she could pull it off and I sure as heck wasn't :)
Taking requests! OK TCK - give me a couple days and look for this one over on the Misfit thread. I recorded my entry last night before I saw this post.

TCK
11-25-2013, 09:24 PM
You have no idea how happy this makes me. Get yourself some Myrna...Go ahead and hate your neighbor!
Taking requests! OK TCK - give me a couple days and look for this one over on the Misfit thread. I recorded my entry last night before I saw this post.

pabrizzer
11-25-2013, 11:22 PM
Well here is my Scrap Metal bonus. A pabrizzer original - Chrome and Steel
Yamaha Guitalele and Garageband effects.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au8yhdA5iQY

The Ukelites
11-26-2013, 12:15 AM
Just for clarity, the song actually has to have a type of metal in it (gold, iron, steel, copper, etc.)? So something that is intrinsically made of metal (ie, chain) wouldn't count, right?

Sorry, but: right. We want a shiny playlist ;-)

drbekken
11-26-2013, 12:28 AM
Personally, I sincerely believe that TCK is a genius. Playing SLADE on the ukulele (Cum On Feel The Noize) is an awe-inspiring act of divine inspiration.

redpaul1
11-26-2013, 12:47 AM
There is an eventual point where you realize that you are merely a mortal, playing a little tiny guitar in your den...and it is not going to get any better[...] ...and when that moment comes, one's ambition ceases, don't you agree?
(As for me? I will never play the Dane (http://youtu.be/dSnOYT0vqP4?t=2m04s) :( )

greenie44
11-26-2013, 01:34 AM
I saw Black Sabbath live on October 19, 1971, just a little shy of my 18th birthday.
The dorm rooms, FM radio and car 8-track tapes were filled with them that year.
For a $5 ticket they headlined with Sweathog and Edgar Winter's White Trash.
It was certainly the loudest concert I'd heard 'til then.



Nicer version, Dave - now everybody sing!

I saw Sabbath on what I believe was their first US tour in 1970, opening for Brownsville Station (!, but it was in Detroit, where they were from, I beleve.)

They were the loudest band I had ever heard and, unfortunately, I was in the orchestra pit. I was praying for the venue to not play music during the band break, since my ears were in pain, a prayer that went unanswered.

They were also the only band that actually scared me, with a light show that included slides of a smoking revolver pointing at the audience.

Ah youth!

Rustyy
11-26-2013, 01:41 AM
Here's my metal week entry.
It's been a heavy weekend at a local music festival. Voice and hearing still recovering....


http://youtu.be/y_6QNwPf2UQ

The Ukelites
11-26-2013, 02:19 AM
Thank you Seasonistas for this wonderful Season again. We spent some hours with listening and reading, almost got over our hangover with your help :cheers:

So many great entries!!

Joko: Old Copper Penny
Yes, Joko, you did it again: Performing a great song choice with such an admirable expressivity that you leave us breathless with a big grin in our faces (without Acapulco Gold). Thanks for that!

drbekken: Silver Threads Among The Gold
What a gem! We’re so happy to have the Doc in our playlist. What else can we say but: Great performance from one of our fav Ukulele artists!

frisbee fred: Gold Dust Woman
Maybe you should pursue your Fleetwood Mac Idea, because this was the best we ever heard from you! Liked it a lot!

redpaul1: Death Metal Lullaby
This was great and really changed my suffering expression caused by a birthday hangover into my first big smile today! Mission completed. Thank you, Paul! And yes, you made it into both playlists.

Srax: Silver Dagger
Just wonderful! You have beautiful voice and this was a great song choice – Thank you!

~dave~~wave~: Iron Man Karaoke
This is one of the most funny Karaoke tracks we ever saw! Excellent!

southside mike: After The Gold Rush
This is the definite version! There is not much to say but: Great! Three minutes and forty-six seconds of pure pleasure.

lelouden: Heart Of Gold
Again a fantastic Neil Young Cover – this was fab, Linda! Great playing on all instruments, great singing and a good sounding production. Thank you very much!

TCK: Gates Of Steel
Great! Brilliant! Gorgeous! Fantastic! Forget something? Excellent! Never thought Devo would work on Ukulele, but, Dave, you give proof it does!

myrnaukulele: Queen Of The Silver Dollar
Great one, Myrna, you know how to tell a story! Loved it!

TCK: Cum On Feel the Noize
Great Bonus! And: Right! We’re glad you are the someone - sure counts!

Jazzbanjorex: Circle Of Steel
Didn’t know this song before - thank you for recollecting Gordon Lightfoot. Great playing and singing here!

pabrizzer: Chrome And Steel
What a rocker you are! Thanks for this great original! Australia seems to be the true rock HQ.

Rustyy: Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
Great song choice, Rusty! A seldom heard Beatles number and did a great job with it, thanks!

Great stuff guys

wee_ginga_yin
11-26-2013, 02:40 AM
A misfit bonus. Been done by Dusty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3SgjjTqdyM) and Melanie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqDmc1MTBKo)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xyaV-2Gw30

TCK
11-26-2013, 04:38 AM
TCK: Gates Of Steel
Great! Brilliant! Gorgeous! Fantastic! Forget something? Excellent! Never thought Devo would work on Ukulele, but, Dave, you give proof it does!


TCK: Cum On Feel the Noize
Great Bonus! And: Right! We’re glad you are the someone - sure counts!


Thanks guys- just happy to be along for the ride, but even happier you like what I brought along. Fantastic theme here!

Haha! Thank you Doc
Personally, I sincerely believe that TCK is a genius. Playing SLADE on the ukulele (Cum On Feel The Noize) is an awe-inspiring act of divine inspiration.

TCK
11-26-2013, 04:39 AM
Argh- video not available in my country!
...and when that moment comes, one's ambition ceases, don't you agree?
(As for me? I will never play the Dane (http://youtu.be/yQx4qiEmRQ4?t=2m03s) :( )

lelouden
11-26-2013, 06:38 AM
really changed my suffering expression caused by a birthday hangover

Well I forgot to say Happy Birthday! I sure hope you made it a great one and that the whole week brings you a smile :D

redpaul1
11-26-2013, 06:55 AM
...and when that moment comes, one's ambition ceases, don't you agree?
(As for me? I will never play the Dane (http://youtu.be/dSnOYT0vqP4?t=2m04s) :( )
Argh- video not available in my country!

I feel your pain. As a youth, I used to weep in butcher's shops. I've changed the link (above). See if you have any more luck now.

Jnobianchi
11-26-2013, 08:37 AM
Personally, I sincerely believe that TCK is a genius. Playing SLADE on the ukulele (Cum On Feel The Noize) is an awe-inspiring act of divine inspiration.

Bingo. True!! :D

strumsilly
11-26-2013, 10:09 AM
I said 94th season in the video, but I did this for the 93rd season, I promise. Great challenge, I bet it's getting harder and harder to find new ones. I purposely misspelled chalice on the utube, maybe it will confuse the copyright police? Oh, and Happy birthday Stephen, and have a sip of good red wine out of a tin cup for me.

http://youtu.be/-tGuvZSMiM0

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
11-26-2013, 10:24 AM
That was my first idea, "Any old Iron", but no, I have a mad plan. Don't know if I can pull it off though. If I can I'll post late tonight or tomorrow. :^)

OK, it took me a little longer due to technical difficulties with the PC rendering the video.
Here is my this week's offering, a live recording at an open mic which meant I only had one shot at it.
I found the tab for this on Sunday morning and recorded it on Sunday evening, and don't forget I first picked up a uke 8 weeks ago :)
This is the first time I have played the Uke in public and the first time I have sung solo over a PA so it was a bit nerve wracking. :eek: I had already done 2 and a half other tunes [I made such a mess of the third one that I abandoned it after a verse and a half :^( ]


I am surprised that no one else has done the tune, but I might have missed is as I haven't had time to listen to the full playlist yet.
Jeff Beck's Hi Ho Silver Lining.

You might need earplugs for this one. I had hoped that more of the crowd would join in and help me out.


http://youtu.be/PLCKftOVSQ8


edit ...
oh it has come up with Matched third-party content. I am not quite sure what to do about that, can you still see it?

UkeyDave
11-26-2013, 11:36 AM
Well as long as we're have requests, I really wanna hear Lynda (BEVOMU) doing 'Metal Guru' :)
Well thats kyeboshed my song for this week then.

CeeJay
11-26-2013, 03:30 PM
Well thats kyeboshed my song for this week then.

...and mine ...what with Mr Lumpywafflesquirts entry and this (metal guru) ,that's two in a row ...poo pants and stinky shorts...now where is that drawing board ?!

mattydee
11-26-2013, 04:00 PM
oh it has come up with Matched third-party content. I am not quite sure what to do about that, can you still see it?

That's just someone who wants to monetize your video. If it is indeed third party content, you are fine to just click through, 'acknowledge' it and be done with it. It just means that someone recognized their property on your video, and may now use that for advertising. You only need to worry of you start getting copyright strikes. Three of those and you're out.

southside mike
11-26-2013, 06:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObKKYo7q9EU
Uriah Heep did this one (70's heavy metal)

TCK
11-26-2013, 06:45 PM
Who doesn't love iconic eighties hair metal played on a vintage Martin Ukulele? I would have the busted the neck off and glued to it a toy piano like Stewart does...but I love this Ukulele even though it makes me do bad things.
This is me for the week. Thanks for the fun Ukelites!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8JHu5zvi70&feature=youtu.be

thesillydave
11-26-2013, 07:44 PM
thanks Ukelites! tough theme for me! took me a long time to find something...cheers all!

http://youtu.be/O5VUOl0LzhM
p.s. to the Ukelites...i am still working on the nov. cosmos song!
everyone here should try it as well! the song of the month is "i wanna be loved by you" the marilyn monroe/betty boop sonng
over at http://www.ukulelecosmos.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=30793

librainian
11-26-2013, 08:05 PM
That's just someone who wants to monetize your video. If it is indeed third party content, you are fine to just click through, 'acknowledge' it and be done with it. It just means that someone recognized their property on your video, and may now use that for advertising. You only need to worry of you start getting copyright strikes. Three of those and you're out.

Yeah I've got a few of those as well. I don't worry about those. As Matt said, they typically notify copyright holders based on an algorithm which isn't all that accurate in my opinion. At any rate they sometimes monetize covers like this with ads. Beyond that nothing has ever come of it and all my vids are still up and playable.

erivel
11-26-2013, 08:06 PM
I always thought this song was so bad ass when it came out…remember Milton Berle in the video?


http://youtu.be/4-08cD7mleg

librainian
11-26-2013, 08:17 PM
Here's my entry for this week. Great theme you guys! This is "Heart Made of Steel" by Terry Robb - one of my favorite acoustic blues guitarists. If you have not heard his stuff and you like blues you will not be disappointed.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abHX_2xF_rA

This cover is played on a Cordoba TM-CE Ukulele with built in electronics through a Fender Mustang I modeling amp. Recorded through my Zoom H2 portable mic and mixed in Magix Movie Edit Pro

pabrizzer
11-26-2013, 08:32 PM
Here's my entry for this week. Great theme you guys! This is "Heart Made of Steel" by Terry Robb - one of my favorite acoustic blues guitarists. If you have not heard his stuff and you like blues you will not be disappointed.
This cover is played on a Cordoba TM-CE Ukulele with built in electronics through a Fender Mustang I modeling amp. Recorded through my Zoom H2 portable mic and mixed in Magix Movie Edit Pro

I'm blown away by how good this one is Andrew. Just huge applause from me. Brilliant blues performance.

librainian
11-26-2013, 08:37 PM
Thanks Brian,

That's the beauty of the blues. I didn't even practice this one really. Sometimes the blues just flows out naturally. Then I practice for hours and hours on something that never seems right. Gotta love the blues.

mythinformed
11-26-2013, 08:44 PM
I'm blown away by how good this one is Andrew. Just huge applause from me. Brilliant blues performance.
I've gotta echo that sentiment .......this was superb Andrew !!

Tootler
11-26-2013, 10:54 PM
Yeah I've got a few of those as well. I don't worry about those. As Matt said, they typically notify copyright holders based on an algorithm which isn't all that accurate in my opinion. At any rate they sometimes monetize covers like this with ads. Beyond that nothing has ever come of it and all my vids are still up and playable.

The "Matched third party content" bit is a link. Click on it and you will see who and what is being claimed. It's mostly agencies. If the song is in copyright just click on acknowledge. You get the opportunity to challenge it if you wish. I sometimes get claims on traditional songs or songs known to be out of copyright - most recently on a Burns song. I always challenge those and usually the challenge is accepted and they removed their claim. On one occasion the claim was for a different song. I pointed that out but accepted that the song was in copyright. In that case, they simply withdrew the claim.

The Ukelites
11-27-2013, 12:18 AM
Hey dear Seasonistas,

we just spent some hours with listening and reading again. Great stuff, we must say. And there is still plenty of time for new entries (it's a shame that TCK already did his 3 songs, we could listen to more of his song choices ;-) ). Thanks to all of you!

Now here is what's new:

wee_ginga_yin: Silver Threads And Golden Needles
Moving stuff again. Very good – just don't know in which playlist to put …

strumsilly: Tin Cup Chalice
This one was just made for you and your voice - just clicked „play again“ because it feels so good! Thank you for this great performance. And thank you (and Rob and Linda) for the congrats

Lumpy Wafflesquirt: Hi Ho Silver Lining
Congrats to your first Ukulele Gig! Your „mad plan“ was a great idea - very cool to post a live video as Season entry. Thanks, Lumpy!

south side mike: Stealin’
Superb Bonus! Your Ukulele sounds great, your singing is cool and altogether it sounds like it’s never been something else but an old time blues song. Plus a cute Chhuahua!

TCK: The Final Countdown
This is hard to beat. It’s a shame you didn’t wear those glacier lip balm in front of a wind machine. I (Steffen) always thought that Europe must rank in the Top 10 of most ridiculous bands. Thanks for doing this and we will accept Europe for the Heavy Metal list too. Thanks for the fun, TCK!

thesillydave: Silver Wings
Thanks you, Dave, for this wonderful (and absolutely not silly) Interpretation of this old Merle Haggard song. Liked it a lot.
PS: Yes , we’re working on „I Wann Be Loved By You“ too – it’s a tough one if you wanna do it right.

erivel: Round And Round
Yeah! Well done, Eric, hope you haven’t got a muscle cramp from all these downstrokes! Thanks!

librarian: Heart Made Of Steel
Wow! This was just wow! First: I do like Blues a lot, but don’t follow today’s music scene anymore. Therefore: thanks for introducing Terry Robb to me, I already bookmarked some stuff. Second: Your version is just great loved your playing, loved your singing and the very good and warm sound. Next: More stuff like this, you have some fans over here in Germany!

That it for now – looking forward to new entries! Thanks, guys!

Rustyy
11-27-2013, 01:32 AM
This is my First Bonus for Metal Week.
There is some debate about AC/DC being metal, but enough people seem to think so, so here it is.
By the way, I know there are heaps of mistakes but I was too pooped to pop after a few takes of this one, and I didn't think I'd ever get it 100% anyway. It was fun doing it.


http://youtu.be/2Yy0ZXoAu4U

redpaul1
11-27-2013, 02:56 AM
Well as long as we're have requests, I really wanna hear Lynda (BEVOMU) doing 'Metal Guru' :)

Well thats kyeboshed my song for this week then.

...and mine ...what with Mr Lumpywafflesquirt's entry and this (metal guru) ,that's two in a row ...poo pants and stinky shorts...now where is that drawing board ?!

No excuses now! I'm not the boss of you! ;p

BTW, Lumpy: you should be pleased you got a 'matched third party' - it means you must have done HHSL well enough for a 'droid to recognise it!

UkeyDave
11-27-2013, 04:32 AM
No excuses now! I'm not the boss of you! ;p
Correct - but you can ruin the element of surprise. I think the term is "pissing on yer chips" in Yorkshire ;-)

DWitt
11-27-2013, 05:25 AM
So, surely "metal" counts as a kind of metal, right? Here's my entry:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzmnCUG9fk0

TCK
11-27-2013, 06:25 AM
Thanks guys, what fun this was! If I do not succumb to death by over-eating Turkey, I will be squeezing myself into the Brit-flag Def Leppard tank that fit when I was 11 and polluting the island for the rest of the week.
Oh yeah- and you probably know how close we were to full make-up Europe, right? Melissa is a bit under the weather so I had to go Lo-Fi so she could get some rest. Next time for sure
Hey dear Seasonistas,

we just spent some hours with listening and reading again. Great stuff, we must say. And there is still plenty of time for new entries (it's a shame that TCK already did his 3 songs, we could listen to more of his song choices ;-) ). Thanks to all of you!


TCK: The Final Countdown
This is hard to beat. It’s a shame you didn’t wear those glacier lip balm in front of a wind machine. I (Steffen) always thought that Europe must rank in the Top 10 of most ridiculous bands. Thanks for doing this and we will accept Europe for the Heavy Metal list too. Thanks for the fun, TCK!

xommen
11-27-2013, 06:56 AM
So here is a bonus song, Dream Theater is, I guess, progressive metal, so it is a metal band and this is one of their ballads called Wither:

http://youtu.be/NjC5Pks5Rvs
Anybody interested in the original should check out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-boKk8uhmcY

greenie44
11-27-2013, 08:03 AM
Here's my regular entry. It's a song off of Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series, Volume 1-3, and I really like the song quite a bit. It was one take in the video and one take for the minimal overdubs. Hope you all enjoy it.


http://youtu.be/SEwtZI3z1fE

UkeyDave
11-27-2013, 09:35 AM
As my surprise entry has already been outed here is Fields of Gold instead. I will probably save my well practiced Metal Guru for the misfits :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS3XtRd63T4

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
11-27-2013, 09:45 AM
...and mine ...what with Mr Lumpywafflesquirts entry and this (metal guru) ,that's two in a row ...poo pants and stinky shorts...now where is that drawing board ?!

I'm sure your take on it would be different, and probably better.

The Ukelites
11-27-2013, 10:10 AM
Hey Guys,

some comments on some new great stuff:

Rustyy: You Shook Me All Night Long
For those about to Rock: WE SALUTE YOU! Rusty, this was FUN, thank you very much, perfect Bonus!

DWitt: The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton
Interesting song choice, new title to us and very special and good! Thank you for doing this one!

xommen: Wither
Guess this was one of your best vocal performances to date, Wim! And you’ve found a very U2ish Metal Song, thanks!

greenie44: Golden Loom
Every Season needs a Dylan song, here it is! Good choice, thanks greenie! Liked that call and response thing.

UkeyDave: Fields Of Gold
Just realized that there is not much Sting or Police in the Seasons, perhaps Sting stuff is often very tough to sing? This was a god choice and it fits to your voice very well! And it was as much a surprise as Metal Guru would have been. Thanks, Dave!

Short overview and intermediate result:
It's Wednesday and we already have 27 regular and 10 bonus entries!

Thanks, Seasonistas!

Dougf
11-27-2013, 10:50 AM
I've been working on this original tune for a while, but I had no lyrics until this week's theme gave me an idea.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmQeTO-8t0c

redpaul1
11-27-2013, 11:30 AM
Correct - but you can ruin the element of surprise. I think the term is "pissing on yer chips" in Yorkshire ;-)


As my surprise entry has already been outed

"Element of surprise"? "Surprise entry"? 'Metal Guru' a surprise choice from UkeyDave in a season where metal's the theme; and when he's already outed himself as a teeny-bopper: "The first band I ever liked and the first record I ever bought was.........yep T.Rex" (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?89082-Season-91-SEX-CHANGE!&p=1424570#post1424570)? Frankly, it would have been more of a surprise if you didn't go for it!

Go on, do it anyway (you're allowed two bonuses)! You know you want to!! And we want you to too :love:

electrauke
11-27-2013, 03:10 PM
Oh, I like this one, guess I'm going to have to get my Seasonista Cap back on!

peewee
11-27-2013, 03:15 PM
Hi All, never has a week conducted heat and electricity as readily as this one, it's a smelter!
I've been busy at life, watching with one eye as my choices have been picked off, but when this riff sat down and (approximately) figured itself out, the deal was done.
You Got The Silver by the Rolling Stones
I put the riff between every verse and skipped the various solos and intros etc, should have transposed it down a notch or two, but hey I got through it!
enjoy!
http://youtu.be/McNPl3A9p00

http://youtu.be/McNPl3A9p00

Until I came to this tune, I was trying for a Siouxsie song, complete with German lyrics. You all are lucky! Thanks Ukelites.

myrnaukelele
11-27-2013, 03:46 PM
I've been working on this original tune for a while, but I had no lyrics until this week's theme gave me an idea.

What a delightful song Doug! But where IS your tinfoil hat?
61284

lelouden
11-27-2013, 06:02 PM
I could swear I read a thread about how people came up with their user name. I can't find it now. Does anyone know where that thread is?

redpaul1
11-27-2013, 10:51 PM
I could swear I read a thread about how people came up with their user name. I can't find it now. Does anyone know where that thread is?

Mine's the one assigned me by the NSA in their files. Isn't everyone's?

Hippie Dribble
11-27-2013, 11:02 PM
Hey everyone! Big thanks to Miri and Steffen for hosting again this week. I honestly couldn't think of anything until I dug up this lovely ol' chestnut from Pete Seeger this afternoon. Such a beautiful sentiment and so typical of Pete's nature. Enjoy the rest of the week gang.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RlAAVT8e_k

Tootler
11-27-2013, 11:11 PM
I could swear I read a thread about how people came up with their user name. I can't find it now. Does anyone know where that thread is?

I have stumbled on it a couple of times and added my contribution but I can't remember where it was.

FWIW, my wife always referred to my recorder playing as 'tootling'. Hence the name Tootler. In our house these days any playing of a musical instrument is tootling - or sometimes 'diddling'.

mythinformed
11-27-2013, 11:28 PM
In our house these days any playing of a musical instrument is tootling - or sometimes 'diddling'.

As a youngster I used to get told off for 'diddling' ..........ahhhh how the North and South have such different meanings for the same words !! Lol

Peterjens
11-27-2013, 11:44 PM
I could swear I read a thread about how people came up with their user name. I can't find it now. Does anyone know where that thread is?

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?58295-Usernames&highlight=user+name

UkeyDave
11-28-2013, 01:34 AM
As a youngster I used to get told off for 'diddling' ..........ahhhh how the North and South have such different meanings for the same words !! Lol

This made me laugh out loud Mark. This also creates a labelling problem for me. I have an identity crisis because I'm neither Northern or Southern. Northerners call me a Southerner and Southerners call me a Northerner. I suppose that makes me a geographical bastard? (excuse my French). I dunno what I am. lol

The Ukelites
11-28-2013, 02:06 AM
OMG! Who could ever judge all these great entries? And now this:

Dougf: My Tin Foil Hat Ain’t Working No More
We didn’t even start working on our cover-version of „I Need A Map To Your Heart“ and you come along along with a song like this? Wow! This is fantastic, swinging, bluesy and just everything plus a cool performance. And the lyrics are great, funny and clever! And we could inspire you to write this? Thank you very much, Douglas, guess we have a new favorite Frink original!

peewee: You Got The Silver
What is happening here? You all seem to outperform yourselves this week - so did you! Loved it. It works perfectly the way it is, very cool

eugene ukulele: Oh, Had I A Golden Throat
Thank you so much, Jon, for joining in with this great performance! This was premium class as always, crazy picking style holding a tight beat along with your wonderful singing. A++!

What a shiny playlist we already have!!! Thanks so much, guys.

btw: How we got our names
"The Ukelites" was a fast decision – a friend who'd listened to us playing in our living room booked us for a first gig without telling us. So we needed a name! It was Miriam's idea. She thought it sounded a bit retro like a Soul Band or "Skatalites" with Ukulele. We're still happy with the name. We neither knew about the "UK Elite" sports league (YT doesn't suggest these sports vids any longer) nor that the Ukelites are a mad sect in Nick Cave's book "And The Ass Saw The Angel" …

Raygf
11-28-2013, 02:50 AM
Hi All, never has a week conducted heat and electricity as readily as this one, it's a smelter!
I've been busy at life, watching with one eye as my choices have been picked off, but when this riff sat down and (approximately) figured itself out, the deal was done.
You Got The Silver by the Rolling Stones
I put the riff between every verse and skipped the various solos and intros etc, should have transposed it down a notch or two, but hey I got through it!
enjoy!
Until I came to this tune, I was trying for a Siouxsie song, complete with German lyrics. You all are lucky! Thanks Ukelites.

:( You picked off my choice.:p

I love this whole album. Still have the vinyl.

May still have a go at it, if I survive Black Friday. (Taylor guitar sale at the local shop and I've had my eye and hands on a K28e Grand Orchestra ever since it came in, Yesterday I told them to put it away for me. Then I went straight to the credit union and got a check. This could get ugly. Fortunately I've got some guitars and maybe a uke or two I can sell to help with the purchase. Might need a place to sleep Friday night. Two of my brothers have already offered and one may buy one of the guitars I'm selling. Sorry about all the guitar content, but the K28e is unimaginably gorgeous Koa. Sounds like no other Taylor I have ever played before and I've played many!) Wish me luck.

peewee
11-28-2013, 05:07 AM
:( You picked off my choice.:p

I love this whole album. Still have the vinyl.


Ray - go for it, mine is just a hasty sketch, the song deserves more attention, and it definitely deserves your treatment more than it deserves mine, poor old song.
I'm looking forward to it!

Dougf
11-28-2013, 06:25 AM
What a delightful song Doug! But where IS your tinfoil hat?
61284

Thanks, Myrna. I would've worn my hat, but I already crumpled it. :)

redpaul1
11-28-2013, 09:38 AM
Sing along if you want to. It's just G, C, D7, G round and round again.


http://youtu.be/lO-sHV2Ptd4

Linda L's brilliant 'Heart of Gold' inspired me to dig out my old G harp for this yesterday. I almost immediately managed to blow the G reed at the 7th hole :( Admittedly, it was only an entry level Hohner, a Blues Band that I got as part of a set (the same day, incidentally, that I got my electric concert), but even so.

Moreover, I had to wait in all day yesterday for my new passport to be delivered (it arrived at 7:15 pm, aargh!). So it's been a quick trip down to Denmark St to-day. Folks, say 'Hi!' to my brand new Marine Band! It's not its fault I suck on it ;p

lelouden
11-28-2013, 11:46 AM
btw: How we got our names
"The Ukelites" was a fast decision – a friend who'd listened to us playing in our living room booked us for a first gig without telling us. So we needed a name! It was Miriam's idea. She thought it sounded a bit retro like a Soul Band or "Skatalites" with Ukulele. We're still happy with the name. We neither knew about the "UK Elite" sports league (YT doesn't suggest these sports vids any longer) nor that the Ukelites are a mad sect in Nick Cave's book "And The Ass Saw The Angel" …

Thats a great story. Thanks for sharing that:)


Linda L's brilliant 'Heart of Gold' inspired me to dig out my old G harp for this yesterday. I almost immediately managed to blow the G reed at the 7th hole Admittedly, it was only an entry level Hohner, a Blues Band that I got as part of a set (the same day, incidentally, that I got my electric concert), but even so.

Moreover, I had to wait in all day yesterday for my new passport to be delivered (it arrived at 7:15 pm, aargh!). So it's been a quick trip down to Denmark St to-day. Folks, say 'Hi!' to my brand new Marine Band! It's not its fault I suck on it ;p

Hard to imagine that I could inspire anyone. What a nice thing to say:) That didn't suck at all. Keep at it! Sorry about the death of the entry level but great news for the birth of the new marine band. They sure give a new interest to the right type of song...and that song was just right!

we tigers
11-28-2013, 12:14 PM
Going through our record collection searching for a song for this season we came across The Black Light by Calexico from 1998. I read 'for better metal' and thought 'that's our song sorted!'. Later I realized that Minas de Cobre is Spanish for copper mines. Calexico is great band that fuses americana with Mexican and Ennio Morricone influences. If you don't know them check them out.
The original version is a soaring duel between violins and a Mariachi orchestra. We've tried to give it our own spin with melodica and glockenspiel (and baritone uke, ubass and handclaps).
Hope you like it!

http://youtu.be/SpJr81aeAy0

Tootler
11-28-2013, 02:38 PM
This made me laugh out loud Mark. This also creates a labelling problem for me. I have an identity crisis because I'm neither Northern or Southern. Northerners call me a Southerner and Southerners call me a Northerner. I suppose that makes me a geographical bastard? (excuse my French). I dunno what I am. lol

When I worked at Dounreay, everywhere (except Orkney & Shetland) was south, so practically everyone was a Southerner.

Tootler
11-28-2013, 02:42 PM
If you're going to do something a bit outrageous, you need to get in early. I got beaten again like I did last week. TCK was the last person I expected to do this one.

I actually bought the album back in the 80s. Anyway, having gone to the trouble of recording it, here is my effort and my bonus. I did think of using the Risa but then I thought no just do it acoustic like.


http://youtu.be/BZk-qO3kAGo

BTW, mine is in Em (The original was in F#m)

redpaul1
11-28-2013, 03:17 PM
When I worked at Dounreay, everywhere (except Orkney & Shetland) was south, so practically everyone was a Southerner.

To Santa, we're all Southerners :)

caukulele
11-28-2013, 03:38 PM
As always another great season, with so many wonderful songs. Sara did a wonderful version of 'Silver Dagger', so I hope that no one minds if I do another version as well. It's a great old Folk Ballad, that I always wanted to learn...

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

redpaul1
11-28-2013, 03:51 PM
Hard to imagine that I could inspire anyone. What a nice thing to say:) That didn't suck at all. Keep at it! Sorry about the death of the entry level but great news for the birth of the new marine band. They sure give a new interest to the right type of song...and that song was just right!

Not at all. It's true. Like you, I got my first harmonica, a Hohner Super Vamper in 'C', way back when, 1972 in fact, the year of 'Heart of Gold'. I too learnt to play, but not well, and like you, never played uke (or guitar) and harmonica at the same time. So seeing you have a go did indeed inspire me to try having a go myself.

It certainly is like patting your head and rubbing your tummy at the same time, until you start to get the hang. I was astonished how much I messed up even those simple chords while trying to get the right notes on the harp. And that is why I love the Seasons too, being pushed to try new songs and new things.

And what's more, I've just come home from an open-mic, where I did not only 'Silver And Gold', but also 'Whiter Shade Of Pale', 'Angie' and 'Sin Tì No Soy Nada'; all songs I've learnt for the Seasons in the last few weeks, and received genuine applause for all. So thank you Linda - and thank you also Miriam & Steffen; thank you Mattydee, Max2173 and Mikef; and indeed thank you all.

Ha! Just realised what day it is!

lelouden
11-28-2013, 04:14 PM
So thank you Linda - and thank you also Miriam & Steffen; thank you Mattydee, Max2173 and Mikef; and indeed thank you all.

Well your very welcome....and again, very nice of you to say. The host deserve a hats off for sure. Even though I still feel much like a freshman they have all been fantastic. Applause, applause, applause!

lelouden
11-28-2013, 04:18 PM
This has been a fantastic season. Everyone has really pulled out the big guns this week! So many many great entries.

pabrizzer
11-28-2013, 09:12 PM
Going through our record collection searching for a song for this season we came across The Black Light by Calexico from 1998. I read 'for better metal' and thought 'that's our song sorted!'. Later I realized that Minas de Cobre is Spanish for copper mines. Calexico is great band that fuses americana with Mexican and Ennio Morricone influences. If you don't know them check them out.
The original version is a soaring duel between violins and a Mariachi orchestra. We've tried to give it our own spin with melodica and glockenspiel (and baritone uke, ubass and handclaps).
Hope you like it!

http://youtu.be/SpJr81aeAy0

I left the video in on purpose.
This is bloody brilliant.
Huge applause from Oz!

drbekken
11-28-2013, 09:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7IonpXFQrU&feature=share&list=UU6NEVhcq5Pz9uKYv074m1hQ

BONUS TRACK: Some people claim a Rogue baritone sounds like a cardboard box with pieces of string attached to it. Well; I beg to differ. Here's an improvised instrumental bonus track to this great season; 'The Golden Rogue'. I got through it pretty well, apart from one bad, bad, mistake. Hope you forgive me.

mikef
11-29-2013, 01:26 AM
I'm so happy to have an excuse to multitrack a song by Rachel Goodrich this week, and it's my favourite too... "Little Brass Bear". Hope you like it... and when you've finished watching, go and check out Rachel's "Tinker Toys" album if you've not heard it... sensational stuff. Thanks for watching lovely people.


http://youtu.be/Z7qwbmqp1AM

The Ukelites
11-29-2013, 02:33 AM
This won't be easy to judge - too much brilliant stuff!!!

Here's the news:

redpaul1:: Silver & Gold
¡Gracias! for this cool entry. One can hear that you definitely had the Strummer version in mind and besides the T-shirt and the accent we could see that your YT name has a „01“ added. We entertain suspicion that this could have something to do with Joe Strummer’s first band?

we tigers: Minas de Cobre (for Better Metal)
How good is that? And how perfectly your instrument collection works for authentic Calexico mood! Fantastic, tigers! Big Calexico fans over here and you really did it justice. Our favorite we tigers production to date. Great video too! Thank you, Saskia & Michael!

Tootler: The Final Countdown
Watch out, TCK, there’s a rival arising! Must say, this really is a own interpretation – you said TCK was the last person you expected? I guess you are the last person we all expected to do this one! Thanks Tootler!!

cauculele: Silver Dagger
What a pretty recording! Your Ukulele sounds so warm and full-bodied, your harmonic singing is perfect, the song is beautiful (as said before) – Help! We’re starting to be out of superlatives: Just superb!

drbekken: The Golden Rogue
Thank you for this bonus, although we don’t think it has Heavy Metal origins (Bonus Section theme)? Don’t mind: your bari sound good, just a bit harsh but I think it’s the recording. Thank you, Doc!

mikef: Little Brass Bear
Mike, you’re just a cool musician – wonderful Feel-Good-production and really good advertisement for Rachel Goodrich. We will check her stuff out, promised! Thank you for this great entry!!

Oh how we missed the Seasons. It's a shame we had to leave out some of the past weeks from such brilliant hosts, sorry!

redpaul1
11-29-2013, 02:53 AM
This made me laugh out loud Mark. This also creates a labelling problem for me. I have an identity crisis because I'm neither Northern or Southern. Northerners call me a Southerner and Southerners call me a Northerner. I suppose that makes me a geographical bastard? (excuse my French). I dunno what I am. lol

Ha! This will make you smile: Where does the North of England start? (http://www.buzzfeed.com/patricksmith/where-does-the-north-of-england-start)

redpaul1
11-29-2013, 03:10 AM
Oh how we missed the Seasons. It's a shame we had to leave out some of the past weeks from such brilliant hosts, sorry!

Good to have you back!


redpaul1:: Silver & Gold
¡Gracias! for this cool entry. One can hear that you definitely had the Strummer version in mind and besides the T-shirt and the accent we could see that your YT name has a „01“ added. We entertain suspicion that this could have something to do with Joe Strummer’s first band?

Haha! Truth be told, that was just a coincidence. But that's the reason from now on :)

T-Shirt is in support of Strummerville - The Joe Strummer Foundation For New Music: http://www.strummerville.com/about/ (http://www.strummerville.com/). Give them whatever support you can. Strummerville 2014 Calendars on sale right now!

max2173
11-29-2013, 04:41 AM
Not my best but it was fun! Thanks for a brilliant week.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe9WskCl2m8&feature=c4-overview&list=UUSki09OXD9BC13nUQ5nqxNw

xommen
11-29-2013, 09:46 AM
This song is associated with funerals I guess, but to me it is a song about hope of having an afterlife. This is another Dream Theater bonus: The Spirit Carries On. I did some multi tracking with my Fretless Bass, a Shaker and a touch of Guitar.

http://youtu.be/S6pu-vU3qzA

wallyboy
11-29-2013, 01:23 PM
heres my bash, picking not great fun none the less,
nice theme,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbFhSSIQhm4

uke4ia
11-29-2013, 07:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqGPT1nN5ZE

An unusual week. We went to Connecticut for Thanksgiving at my brother's. But his family got a stomach virus and quarantined themselves. This left the rest of the family holed up at the Homewood Suites. For the past few years, we've gotten a pre-cooked turkey and several side dishes from a local store. The Homewood let us use their breakfast dining area, and we had our Thanksgiving dinner there. We thanked the staff by giving them a couple of pies.

This is possibly my favorite Midnight Oil song, called "Tin Legs and Tin Mines". It's from the first album they released in the U.S., which was mostly about fear of nuclear war. The chorus is "Who's running the world today?"

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-29-2013, 07:31 PM
ok, here is a 2nd bonus for the contest

well maybe it is - the original song was an eighties/nineties electronica masterwork by depeche mode

but it was later covered in magnificent metal by lacuna coil

so maybe it's metal

and maybe it's not!

if it is, then it's my 2nd bonus!

enjoy the silence...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opc8UQgKkZY



and weegingayin dared me to do "any old iron"!

but i couldn't figure out the chords and then i was offline FOR NEARLY A WEEK

which didn't help me figure out ANYTHING

however to while away the time off-line i re-imagined the song in a rather more metal style

if anyone wants to check out it's here

any old iron - a new hope (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAuA-d6LBOI)


okie dokie

gonna go catch up on the season now!

there's probably ooh i dunno only about half a million vids to watch!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-29-2013, 09:49 PM
redpaul - metal guru a. wot a bril idea. and b. why didn't i think of it?! and c. sounds like a great official season theme tune...

i wish i'd had a chance to read your post and work on in it before MY INTERNET CONNECTION WENT AWOL

did i mention? I WAS OFFLINE FOR NEARLY A WEEK. A WEEK.

nearly a whole week away from the seasons :(



As a youngster I used to get told off for 'diddling' ..........ahhhh how the North and South have such different meanings for the same words !! Lol
omg! you are so bad!

UkeyDave
11-30-2013, 12:19 AM
Ha! This will make you smile: Where does the North of England start? (http://www.buzzfeed.com/patricksmith/where-does-the-north-of-england-start)
Yes it did. Oh and a bit of trivia for you - Gok Wan went to the same school as my brother.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-30-2013, 12:34 AM
thanks again to the rock legend that is redpaul for suggesting metal guru

i did it and it's here... metal guru (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9au7YaaYaw)

ok i i've definitely tried to cram the best part of a week's metal into one day (did i mention? i was off line for nearly a WEEK? :eek: ) and i think now i've got metal fatigue :uhoh: not really - how can you be tired of metal??!

redpaul1
11-30-2013, 01:22 AM
Yes it did. Oh and a bit of trivia for you - Gok Wan went to the same school as my brother.

That's good. Gok Wan, eh? Haha! Now that is a piece of trivia!


thanks again to the rock legend that is redpaul for suggesting metal guru

i did it and it's here... metal guru (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9au7YaaYaw)

ok i i've definitely tried to cram the best part of a week's metal into one day (did i mention? i was off line for nearly a WEEK? :eek: ) and i think now i've got metal fatigue :uhoh: not really - how can you be tired of metal??!

All I imagined it would be and more. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Shady Wilbury
11-30-2013, 03:25 AM
Because I'm late to the party, I'm jumping in with a James Taylor song that I'm hoping nobody has done. (Silver Wings 'went' pretty early on, and Wim did a song with the same title as my other track.)


http://youtu.be/_17A9fNLnKU

Enjoy,

Casey

redpaul1
11-30-2013, 04:22 AM
So, I got in a 3am this morning from a gig on the South Coast; 6 hours sleep, if that; and off to band practice in 20 minutes: rock'n'roll, eh?

Anyway, all that's left me feeling rougher than a badger's patootie; so, therefore, in just the right condition to offer you all this: from their debut album Exile On Coldharbour Lane*, the UK's finest purveyor's of "sweet, pretty, country acid house music," the very wonderful Alabama 3's 'Old Purple Tin':


http://youtu.be/TESJhoI_Dac


In case you're wondering about the title, here's a 4-pack of the old purple tin: "Please Drink Responsibly."
http://www.premierexports.co.uk/4087-2543-large/tennents-super-premium-lager-beer-4x500ml.jpg


*On which you'll also find the original of 'Woke Up This Morning', the opening theme to The Sopranos.

The Ukelites
11-30-2013, 04:55 AM
Yes, lots of new stuff and still more than 1 day left!

Please watch:


max2173: Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight
Beatles are always a good choice and this song was from the same recording sessions (with John Lennon absent after being injured in a car crash) as „Maxwell’s Silver Hammer“ that Rustyy did. Liked your picking. Thanks, Max!

xommen: The Spirit Carries On
Title fits your postings too! Another Dream Theater song and really pretty ballad and you did a good job with this multitrack recording, liked the flanged background guitar. Thanks for your 2nd bonus, Wim!

Wallyboy: After The Gold Rush
What a sophisticated choice with this Neil Young classic, a song that is more up to date than ever. You are not happy with your picking? Keep rehearsing and and will flow easily soon, because we liked it a lot! Thanks for this great entry, Wally! BTW: hot shirt!

uke4ia: Tin Legs And Tin Mines
If there’s any good with a stomach virus than only that this unplanned Homewood Suites Thanksgiving could have inspired your choice of this slightly paranoid song (we hope your brother’s family is feeling better soon) – but this was a great ukefication of this Midnight Oil song and it fits your playing and singing style perfectly! Great stuff!

BirdsEyeOfMyUke: Enjoy The Silence
Ok, some DM songs are hard wave in a EBM / Industrial style –> industrial ≈ metal –> valid! Also it’s a great song we love too, therefore it counts anyway. Your voice sounds great when singing low range! Thanks a lot for your 2nd bonus and good that you online again!

BirdsEyeOfMyUke: Metal Guru
Added to the Bonus playlist by special permit (Season Guru order)! 3rd bonus special permit valid for everyone who wants to do „Metal Guru“! Yes!!!

Shady Wilbury: Copperline
Thanks, Shady. You’re lucky with one, you’re the first with this James Taylor song. Good to have you here! Perhaps there’s been some slight impreciseness in timing but you have a beautiful singing voice!

redpaul1: The Old Purple Tin (9% Of Pure Heaven)
Second bonus: Heavy Metal origins? Don’t think so but: we could do it with Doc Bekken, therefore: with our special Ukelites powers we metalize „Alabama 3“ und make this entry „valid!“ BTW: Nice one, Paul!

The Seasons shine!

max2173
11-30-2013, 05:54 AM
A very, very rough and ready bonus. Is it strictly metal? I'm not sure. Does it really matter when I'm having so much fun!!!


http://youtu.be/jGq4ftR1LKY

filipinouker
11-30-2013, 06:22 AM
A little song I learned only this afternoon - so it's rather wobbly!
Hope I'm still on time and that this is acceptable...

With love to the Ukelites :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDY4b4MH3c0

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
11-30-2013, 06:27 AM
That was my first idea, "Any old Iron", but no, I have a mad plan. Don't know if I can pull it off though. If I can I'll post late tonight or tomorrow. :^)

Being as no one else has done it, I thought I might as well throw it out there. Not an entry, I'll leave that as my other one.

The chords may not be quite right as I couldn't find them anywhere so made some of them up. :^)



http://youtu.be/764dFgTznD4

FiL
11-30-2013, 07:34 AM
Here's a song I've played for years. It's by a local central New Jersey singer-songwriter named Mark Bradley, who passed away in 1994 at the age of 29. It's C-G-F-G for those of you who want to play along at home. The song is called "The Gold Around You".


http://youtu.be/i6QWNnJ2qHE

Sorry for cutting off the top of my head!

- FiL

Tootler
11-30-2013, 07:39 AM
Here is my second bonus - A traditional ballad - "The Maid Freed From the Gallows."

You might ask how does a traditional ballad fit with the metal theme. Answer - a version of this song was recorded by Led Zeppelin as "Gallows Pole" on their album Led Zeppelin III. Led Zeppelin is thought by many as the original Heavy Metal band - though Led Zeppelin's members were never happy with that label. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

My version is is the one I have heard most often and is often titled "The Prickilie Bush" from the chorus which is often not repeated after each verse but just at the beginning and end. Led Zeppelin's version came ultimately from a version recorded by Leadbelly called "Gallis Pole". The traditional versions have the person about to be hanged freed as a result of his/her* sweetheart bribing the hangman, but Led Zeppelin changed the ending and had the hangman accept the bribes but then hanged him anyway.


http://youtu.be/ToW1mA66tFA

* Prof. Child in his collection of ballads called it the "Maid Freed From the Gallows" but in the versions that have survived in the oral tradition the victim is as likely to be a man as a woman.

Here's a link to Led Zeppelin's version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMW2lbNVaXY Have a listen, it's very good.

The ballad is actually known in many variants across Europe. The versions from the British Isles (from which most American variants derive) are incomplete as they do not say why the victim is to be hanged. This fairy story from England (http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/meft/meft04.htm) has a fuller explanation.

redpaul1
11-30-2013, 11:52 AM
redpaul1: The Old Purple Tin (9% Of Pure Heaven)
Second bonus: Heavy Metal origins? Don’t think so but: we could do it with Doc Bekken, therefore: with our special Ukelites powers we metalize „Alabama 3“ und make this entry „valid!“ BTW: Nice one, Paul!

Ack! I've just done a bit of research: I didn't realise that 'Tin' translates into German as 'Dose' (a can) as well as 'Zinn' (the metal). Apologies for the confusion. I'm glad though that special Ukulelite powers do exist in times of crises such as these :)

Is that just idiomatic English English btw? I know Aussies refer to cans of beer as 'tinnies', but do Americans use 'tin' and 'can' interchangeably (a tin of beans/a can of beans)? Or is it just us?

UkeyDave
11-30-2013, 12:03 PM
Apologies for the hideously close shot but I didn't realise when I filmed it that I'm sat with my shorts on and my right leg up on the settee in a most unsightly manner so I have spared you the awful view of a hairy inner thigh. :-) This is one of the very few metal songs I actually like. I can't believe I'm the only one to do this track (or did I miss it done by someone else? - I think I've seen all the entries but sometimes you never can tell for sure)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6h7uQMIMVw

GinnyT11
11-30-2013, 12:20 PM
http://youtu.be/0qFH7xbbosk

Maxwell's Silver Hammer has been done already, but it's late in the week, and I didn't want to miss participating in the Ukelites' Season.

I'm hoping some of their superpowers will rub off on me.

Tootler
11-30-2013, 12:25 PM
When I recorded The Final Countdown, I recorded another song that fitted the main theme. As I've used up my quota for the season, I've put it in the misfits thread but I'm putting a link to it here because I wanted to.

Goodbye Ironopolis (http://youtu.be/LYHIuGnzWlo)

It seems there was actually a proposal at one time to call Middlesbrough "Ironopolis" and it has been called that in the past. There is a youth football club and a working men's club in the town that both have "Ironopolis" in their name.


Cleveland, Ohio - another steel town, is named after the region of Yorkshire where Middlesbrough is situated.

The district of Middlesbrough (originally a Village) where I live it's full name is Marton-in-Cleveland.


I bet your reaction to that was "So what? Big deal" :wtf:

redpaul1
11-30-2013, 12:51 PM
Apologies for the hideously close shot but I didn't realise when I filmed it that I'm sat with my shorts on and my right leg up on the settee in a most unsightly manner so I have spared you the awful view of a hairy inner thigh. :-)

I think we'd all be paranoid over the prospect of that view. Excellent cover nevertheless, in spite (or maybe because!) of this. Top work.


This is one of the very few metal songs I actually like. I can't believe I'm the only one to do this track (or did I miss it done by someone else? - I think I've seen all the entries but sometimes you never can tell for sure) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6h7uQMIMVw

But, since you ask, and ironically enough:

Birds-Eye View of My Uke: 'Paranoid', for Season 93 (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?89606-93rd-Season-of-the-Ukulele-METAL&p=1432388#post1432388)

Now go do 'Metal Guru' - you have absolutely no excuse now!

UkeCan1
11-30-2013, 01:02 PM
Okay, I did it! This song contains no metals in the title, but ALL of them in the lyrics. The Ukelites said I should go ahead and do it. By which I hope they meant it counts! Because it sure was a challenge to learn all those words.

Something I've wanted to do for years, and now I have. I hope it's as much fun for you as it has been for me. Sorry about the crappy sound ... I've gotta see if I can get this webcam replaced.


http://youtu.be/xRTbh60gYqA

- Wendy

pabrizzer
11-30-2013, 01:06 PM
I actually enjoy seeing different covers of the same song in a season.
And it is easy to miss a post. I usually like to check out every video each season but have found it difficult to do some times.
So good one UkeyDave but thanks for sparing us that hairy thigh:)

pabrizzer
11-30-2013, 01:10 PM
Okay, I did it! This song contains no metals in the title, but ALL of them in the lyrics. The Ukelites said I should go ahead and do it. By which I hope they meant it counts! Because it sure was a challenge to learn all those words.

Something I've wanted to do for years, and now I have. I hope it's as much fun for you as it has been for me. Sorry about the crappy sound ... I've gotta see if I can get this webcam replaced.


- Wendy

Certainly was well done and fun. I enjoyed seeing the expressions on your face.
Terrific!!!!

CeeJay
11-30-2013, 03:28 PM
When I recorded The Final Countdown, I recorded another song that fitted the main theme. As I've used up my quota for the season, I've put it in the misfits thread but I'm putting a link to it here because I wanted to.

Goodbye Ironopolis (http://youtu.be/LYHIuGnzWlo)

It seems there was actually a proposal at one time to call Middlesbrough "Ironopolis" and it has been called that in the past. There is a youth football club and a working men's club in the town that both have "Ironopolis" in their name.


Cleveland, Ohio - another steel town, is named after the region of Yorkshire where Middlesbrough is situated.

The district of Middlesbrough (originally a Village) where I live it's full name is Marton-in-Cleveland.


I bet your reaction to that was "So what? Big deal" :wtf:

No...that's interesting stuff ....I was also interested in the friendly (?) rivalry at my last place of jobbing between the Mackams and the Tackams....something to do with ship building. I found out one city "Macks 'em" the other city "Tacks 'em" to float them and finish them off ....I forget which....

Correct me if I'm wrong...

lelouden
11-30-2013, 04:24 PM
Is that just idiomatic English English btw? I know Aussies refer to cans of beer as 'tinnies', but do Americans use 'tin' and 'can' interchangeably (a tin of beans/a can of beans)? Or is it just us?

Here in the USA at least in in the western side of the US we don't say "tin of Beans". However sometimes you will hear someone say tin can for can, but not often. Once while visiting in Europe I could see why we (americans) are thought of as hicks, barbarians, bumbling idiots! We seem very improper in contrast to you proper gents on the other side of the pond:) hahaha

mattydee
11-30-2013, 04:33 PM
Here's my entry. This song got some play on the independent stations when it was released early this year. I really liked it when I first heard it but sort of forgot all about it until searching through my iTunes for ideas for the week. So thanks for bringing it back to my attention, Ukelites!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzlOTqtqAy8&feature=youtu.be

I've been working on a METAL tune also, but I'm not sure I'll get it recorded in time. I was hopeful I would make that happen tonight, but I've been practicing all day and my wrist and fingers are shot. I'll never get a usable take in. Maybe tomorrow morning...

KoaDependent
11-30-2013, 05:03 PM
When I recorded The Final Countdown, I recorded another song that fitted the main theme. As I've used up my quota for the season, I've put it in the misfits thread but I'm putting a link to it here because I wanted to.

Goodbye Ironopolis (http://youtu.be/LYHIuGnzWlo)

It seems there was actually a proposal at one time to call Middlesbrough "Ironopolis" and it has been called that in the past. There is a youth football club and a working men's club in the town that both have "Ironopolis" in their name.


Cleveland, Ohio - another steel town, is named after the region of Yorkshire where Middlesbrough is situated.

The district of Middlesbrough (originally a Village) where I live it's full name is Marton-in-Cleveland.


I bet your reaction to that was "So what? Big deal" :wtf:

My reaction to it was "Sorry, but Cleveland, Ohio was named for its founder, Moses Cleaveland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moses_Cleaveland)."

cua94
11-30-2013, 05:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM-kW3hcU0c

Here is an early Christmas tune - Silver Bells.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
11-30-2013, 06:27 PM
BirdsEyeOfMyUke: Metal Guru
Added to the Bonus playlist by special permit (Season Guru order)! 3rd bonus special permit valid for everyone who wants to do „Metal Guru“! Yes!!!

oh wow! yay! thank you guys! and it's great we have a truly official season theme tune - it certainly THEMES like a great choice of song to me ;)

UkeyDave- great vid, shame we missed the thigh

redpaul1
11-30-2013, 10:28 PM
No...that's interesting stuff ....I was also interested in the friendly (?) rivalry at my last place of jobbing between the Mackams and the Tackams....something to do with ship building. I found out one city "Macks 'em" the other city "Tacks 'em" to float them and finish them off ....I forget which....

Correct me if I'm wrong...

You're right about the rivalry between the two big cities of the NE of England, just 13 miles apart and both with proud shipbuilding traditions: Newcastle (on the river Tyne) and Sunderland (on the river Wear). Allegedly, Newcastle 'made' ships, but Sunderland shipworkers would 'take' the work away from them.

'Tynesiders' and 'Wearsiders' both share distinctive accents deriving from their Viking past(s). They both share distinct dialect words, so they both use 'gang' for 'go' (cf. German 'gingen'). Even so, despite their being so close to each other, there are significant differences between the two accents.

'Geordies' from Newcastle (so-called because the name, 'Geordie' is a diminutive of 'George' unique to Newcastle), tend to pronounce their short 'a's as a dipthong, so that 'make' is pronounced as 'mayke', and 'take' as 'tayke'.

'Mak'ems' from Sunderland however tend to pronounce their short 'a' (and short 'I's) as 'ah'; so that 'I make' or 'I take' is pronounced 'ah mak' or 'ah tak'. So Wearsiders are known as 'Mak'ems & Tak'ems' or 'Mak'ems' for short.

The rivalry, inevitable really given their proximity, dates back to the English Civil War, with Newcastle supporting the King, and Sunderland the Parliament. This amusing video clip (which probably dates from around 15 years ago) documents the rivalry between the fans of each city's football club. They specifically discuss accents at about 9 minutes in; but, while they're talking about the other side, you might be able to pick up on the differences in any case.


http://youtu.be/4KrlnM0YuKw

The poster's username 'MrMagsStink' betrays his loyalties to Sunderland, btw. Newcastle FC, with their distinctive 'black and white' livery, leads them to being nicknamed 'The Magpies' or 'Mags' for short.

This really is Geoff (tootler's) area of expertise, btw. He comes from the 3rd city in the region, Middlesborough (so called, I'm told, because it was half-way between the monasteries of Jarrow, a suburb of modern Sunderland*, and of Whitby - or was it York?).


Here in the USA at least in in the western side of the US we don't say "tin of Beans". However sometimes you will hear someone say tin can for can, but not often. Once while visiting in Europe I could see why we (americans) are thought of as hicks, barbarians, bumbling idiots! We seem very improper in contrast to you proper gents on the other side of the pond:) hahaha

Not at all. It's the British accent that has evolved away from the American, not vice versa. It's a well-known feature of so-called 'colonial' accents and usage (forgive the solecism, but that's how linguists describe them), that they're very 'conservative' by comparison to the 'metropolitan' accent and usage.

Quebeckers speak with what seems to French ears a 16th century Norman accent (Normandy being the region from which most Quebecois emigrated to Canada - also with a distinct accent bearing traces of its Viking past).

New Zealanders of my acquaintance rhyme 'wind' (the breeze), with 'wind' (the verb), just as Shakespeare did.

It is true that American usage is also quite strongly influenced by Dutch, Yiddish and German; so that, for example, Americans don't write 'to' people, but just write people (cf. 'Ich schreibe ihm' in German. The English English equivalent would be 'Ich schreibe zu ihn'), but the general point stands. We'd both have pronounced 'Derby' and 'Berkeley' the same way back in the eighteenth century, but it's the British pronounciation that has evolved into 'Dahby' and 'Bahkeley'.

Incidentally, talking of 'tin cans', did you know that the original expression for rooms in a building designed to accommodate families living on different floors was 'flatted apartments'? From which Brits took 'flats' and Americans 'apartments'. Fun fact of the day :)

Oh! Fun fact #2. One of the towns in the Sunderland metropolitan area is Washington. Yes, that Washington :)

*Eek! Brain dump! Not Sunderland! Jarrow's a suburb in Newcastle!! Thanks to tootler for correcting me :0

Tootler
11-30-2013, 10:38 PM
My reaction to it was "Sorry, but Cleveland, Ohio was named for its founder, Moses Cleaveland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moses_Cleaveland)."

I stand corrected. The University where I worked used to have an informal accord with the University of Cleveland so
I assumed that was the origin of the name of the city.

CeeJay
11-30-2013, 10:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL1rc2dSYN8&feature=youtu.be



Sails Of Silver ..a Steeleye Span Tune and my " Official " Entry........ there is a bonus one coming ....hopefully.....


and why will it not embed ?

I had to be given a helping hand last time ...boo hoo..

pabrizzer
11-30-2013, 10:48 PM
CeeJay - just copy the address of your YouTube clip then click on the little film strip icon and paste it there to place it in your post.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL1rc2dSYN8

CeeJay
11-30-2013, 10:55 PM
You mean not use the embed code .....? Doh ....I'll try it on the bonus ...

Thanks

CJ

pabrizzer
11-30-2013, 11:05 PM
CJ
Check out the picture.
Cheers,
61381

redpaul1
11-30-2013, 11:16 PM
You mean not use the embed code .....? Doh ....I'll try it on the bonus ...

Thanks

CJ
You can actually type them in as well. In any case, what you should see before you actually submit your post is your YT clip sitting between [Video ][/Video ] tags, e.g., '[VIDEO ]Your VT clip[/VIDEO ] - except there'd be no space between 'VIDEO' and that final square bracket. I've put in that space to stop the BB software treating these examples as if they were actual video tags.

Tootler
11-30-2013, 11:27 PM
You're right about the rivalry between the two big cities of the NE of England, just 13 miles apart and both with proud shipbuilding traditions: Newcastle (on the river Tyne) and Sunderland (on the river Wear). Allegedly, Newcastle 'made' ships, but Sunderland shipworkers would 'take' the work away from them.

That's right, though it's Wearsiders that are called "Mackems" because as they say "We mack 'em and they tack 'em"



Both of their inhabitants share distinctive accents deriving from their Viking past(s). They both have distinct dialect words, so they both use 'gang' for 'go' (cf. German 'gingen'). Even so, despite their being so close to each other, there are significant differences between the two accents.


True. It's generally thought that the main influence is Scandanavian though my wife, who has a degree in German, sees a lot of German influence in Northumbrian dialect. Interestingly, DNA analysis of the Inhabitants of Britain showed that Northumbrians were largely of Anglo Saxon origin. Many of the names of places and landscape features are Anglo Saxon. Where I live place names are almost entirely of Scandanavian origin. In fact, my daughter remarked after a holiday in Sweden, that place names there felt very familiar.

A bit of trivia: In Guisborough, a small local town, there is a street called Bellmangate. In Stockholm there is a street called Bellmangata.

...Snip...



This really is Geoff (tootler's) area of expertise, btw. He comes from the 3rd city in the region, Middlesborough (so called, I'm told, because it was half-way between the monasteries of York and Jarrow, a suburb of modern Sunderland).


That's right, though it was actually half way between Whitby and Jarrow, two of the major religious settlements of Anglo Saxon Northumbria. Jarrow is actually on the Tyne, so not really a suburb of Sunderland. (The locals would certainly not thank you for calling it that).

In 1820 Middlesbrough was just a farmhouse. About 1830, the Stockton & Darlington railway built an extension to better moorings for the coal ships further down the Tees and a new town was built for the railway workers. By 1860, Middlesbrough was the fastest growing town in England following the discovery of iron ore in the hills to the south of Middlesbrough.

Snip...

redpaul1
11-30-2013, 11:36 PM
That's right, though it was actually half way between Whitby and Jarrow, two of the major religious settlements of Anglo Saxon Northumbria. Jarrow is actually on the Tyne, so not really a suburb of Sunderland. (The locals would certainly not thank you for calling it that).

Oof! I'd edited my OP because I had remembered/suspected that Whitby, not York, was the southern part of the equation, so I'm glad I got that right. But Jarrow being a suburb of Sunderland! That was a brain dump wasn't it? Don't know what I was thinking there! Cheers for setting the record straight!

The Ukelites
12-01-2013, 02:15 AM
Oh Yes! Lots of new stuff came in and still some vids seem to be on their way!

Here's what's new:

max2173: It’s A Long Way To The Top
AC/AC and Max is a great match, you hold the beat! Cool stuff, mate! Straight to the playlist!

filipinouker: When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver
You always do it but this time you only needed less than a minute to get our skin covered with goose bumps - what an ending, what a voice and perfect ukulele accompaniment! Thank you for this one!!

Lumpy Wafflesquirt: Any Old Iron
We guess this one is well known in the English speaking world, we didn’t know this one. Thanks for sharing. BTW: Interesting tuning ;-)

FiL: The Gold Around You
When we started the Metal theme we hadn’t thought that so many entries would be on the soft and sensitive side. We’re glad it turned out this way and your entry is just wonderful! We very much liked your singing and the sound of your Banjolele here. Thank you very much much, FiL!

Tootler: The Maid Freed From the Gallows
Flying Ptera brought us interesting stories and background information again, packed in a convincing performance. Thanks, Tootler, for your 2nd bonus. And you are right: The Led Zeppelin connection makes this one belonging to the bonus playlist.

UkeyDave: Paranoid
Well, Dave, as you already know, you missed one because BirdsEyeOfMyUke opened the Bonus Section with this one. But don’t mind, we love having different versions of the same song. That was fun, thanks for doing this one too. And thanks for zooming in – we did say we’d accept Hardcore but we meant the musical genre only!

GinnyT11: Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
You wrote „you’re more a performer than a player“, but we don’t think there anything wrong with that but truth to be told: you are both. This was fun and we’re glad you made it in time. This was „Hammer!“ (in German „Hammer!“ is short for „Hammer gut!“ what means „better than good“) Thanks for the congrats!

UkeCan1: The Elements
A+! Glad you made it - This really was fun and (unbelievable!) you got through! Thank you for doing this, Wendy, it’s really unique. You’re right – the sound is crappy but now that you learned it once you might record again with better sound. But no problem under us Seasonistas!

mattydee: Gold
We’re so glad you made to the Metal week, Matty! You certainly had a lot time to spend with your Nonsense week (so sorry that we didn’t make it. We wanted to do Otis Redding’s „Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) but couldn’t find enough time).
But now: Thanks for this Wake Owl cover, absolutely new to us and thanks for this great performance. Your Bari sounds great, your rhythmical strumming is perfect, your voice smooth as always and your sound mix just right. Well done again, Matty!!
Hope you get your bonus recorded (even when it’s not in time anymore)!

cua94: Silver Bells
Thanks for this charming little one! You and Lana make a good team!

CeeJay: Sails Of Silver
Glad you picked the Ukulele again because it’s the perfect instrument for sailors and you certainly know how to play it. Thus hoist the sails to future seasons! Thanks for posting this one! Hope you get a bonus done too!

OK, guys, looking at our Hawaiian clock: 11 and a half hours left! :D

we tigers
12-01-2013, 02:26 AM
Last night Saskia went to the cinema with some friends and I tried to make a uke version of music I'm actually a big fan of: Doom metal/ stoner doom/ drones. I just couldn't pull it off. Somehow it felt weird doing stuff in reentrant C that's usually done in dropped D. I'm just going to sing along again to DaveWave's Iron man again. Putting on my Beavis and Butthead voice this time! "Uh uh uhuhuh!!!"
I'm amazed with all the cool entries I've seen so far.

CeeJay
12-01-2013, 04:51 AM
http://youtu.be/gBElTePSEL4


My Bonus ....AC/DC aren't really Metal........but heck they could be !!!!

Tootler
12-01-2013, 05:50 AM
Oof! I'd edited my OP because I had remembered/suspected that Whitby, not York, was the southern part of the equation, so I'm glad I got that right. But Jarrow being a suburb of Sunderland! That was a brain dump wasn't it? Don't know what I was thinking there! Cheers for setting the record straight!

I missed your edit. I was probably typing my response at the time - which took ages as I was doing it on my iPad and I find touch screen keyboards slow going.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
12-01-2013, 06:22 AM
My Bonus ....AC/DC aren't really Metal........but heck they could be !!!!
metal is as metal does!

that was great!

redpaul1
12-01-2013, 08:12 AM
Ginny's just reminded me of this. I know we've all being trying to 'do' metal on our ukes, but really, we all have to bow to these guys. Sweden's own Megahell and their entry into Melodifestivalen, held to select Sweden's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest: 'Ukuleles from Hell'. Sadly, they didn't win.


http://youtu.be/L199AoU3Eck

ohmless
12-01-2013, 08:43 AM
I don't often comment in the seasons but wow. They were quite the spectacle redpaul1

GinnyT11
12-01-2013, 08:51 AM
Ginny's just reminded me of this. I know we've all being trying to 'do' metal on our ukes, but really, we all have to bow to these guys. Sweden's own Megahell and their entry into Melodifestivalen, held to select Sweden's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest: 'Ukuleles from Hell'. Sadly, they didn't win.

That is hilarious, Paul. It was all perfectly clear, whether or not you understand Swedish.
I especially liked the Pete Townsend moment at the end.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
12-01-2013, 09:04 AM
Hi all. I just got the "Sign up for future Seasons II" thread ready for new hosts up through Season 125. If you've been waiting and wanting to host a Season, now's the time to choose an available week to host. (Please post your choice in the sign-up thread; that makes it easier for me to volunteer coordinate.)

Now, off to record my metal song...

redpaul1
12-01-2013, 09:05 AM
That is hilarious, Paul. It was all perfectly clear, whether or not you understand Swedish.
I especially liked the Pete Townsend moment at the end.

I love the bit where the old boy whacks them with his walking stick :)

Meanwhile...

Added to the Bonus playlist by special permit (Season Guru order)! 3rd bonus special permit valid for everyone who wants to do „Metal Guru“! Yes!!!



http://youtu.be/x6xq0cSnES8

elmann
12-01-2013, 09:08 AM
Very interesting things from Tootler and RedPaul beside Uke ;-)

It's generally thought that the main influence is Scandanavian though my wife, who has a degree in German, sees a lot of German influence in Northumbrian dialect. Interestingly, DNA analysis of the Inhabitants of Britain showed that Northumbrians were largely of Anglo Saxon origin.
A part of northern Germany between North sea and Baltic sea close to the Danish border is called "Angeln". Peoples dialect there still shows similarities to English, although the Anglo Saxons went through to the British island centuries ago.

Barbablanca
12-01-2013, 09:13 AM
"Mean Ukuleles from Hell" - Fun! But they should be arrested for mistreatment of ukuleles.

redpaul1
12-01-2013, 09:43 AM
Very interesting things from Tootler and RedPaul beside Uke ;-)

A part of northern Germany between North sea and Baltic sea close to the Danish border is called "Angeln". Peoples dialect there still shows similarities to English, although the Anglo Saxons went through to the British island centuries ago.

Angeln is supposed to be the home of the Angles who settled in 'Angleland' - which eventually became 'England', even though most of Southern England was settled by Saxons. I come, for example, from Essex, the ancient kingdom of the East Saxons. To the north of us are the Angles of East Anglia (Norfolk and Suffolk) :)

myrnaukelele
12-01-2013, 11:52 AM
While waiting for Season 94 to be announced I learned One Tin Soldier. It's been posted over on the Island - especially for TCK. :cool:
http://youtu.be/JpdmZtKtpTI

mattydee
12-01-2013, 12:00 PM
Got it!

Here's my METAL bonus entry. I've always liked this song, and a year or two ago I found our very own Seeso's cover and tabs for it. I never worked on it. Until yesterday. I spent a few hours yesterday, and couple today practicing this tune. Then I hooked up the uke to the VoicePlayLive GTX, and hit record. Here we are. Some old school, epic doom metal.


http://youtu.be/mChK4JKCqcM

UkeyDave
12-01-2013, 12:06 PM
I think we'd all be paranoid over the prospect of that view. Excellent cover nevertheless, in spite (or maybe because!) of this. Top work.



But, since you ask, and ironically enough:

Birds-Eye View of My Uke: 'Paranoid', for Season 93 (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?89606-93rd-Season-of-the-Ukulele-METAL&p=1432388#post1432388)

Now go do 'Metal Guru' - you have absolutely no excuse now!
Oh my god that is chuffin hilarious. I really had missed that. How ironic. lol Sorry Lynda. I will have to do a duet with her version of Metal Guru ;-)

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
12-01-2013, 12:28 PM
I wrote this one (using electric guitar and a four-track cassette recorder) in my early twenties. In my late twenties, I played it (on acoustic guitar) as part of a solo set. In my thirties, I played it (on electric guitar, backed with bass, drums, keyboard, horns and back-up singers) in a band. Now in my forties, I'm playing it on ukulele for the first time. Lyrics are below the video.

Thanks to all for another great Season, and thanks to Miriam and Steffen for putting this one together.


http://youtu.be/M8Uh5FJqD9U

Metal Fence

If you think about it,
then when you've found it
build a metal fence around it.

When you figure out if
it'll be something you want it to---
will it fit inside you?

Will you be able to let it go?

bird's eye view of my ukelele
12-01-2013, 01:03 PM
.Sweden's own Megahell and their entry into Melodifestivalen, held to select Sweden's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest: 'Ukuleles from Hell'. Sadly, they didn't win.

oh that was great!

i LOVE eurovision. and i'm not even being ironic. i just totally really do love it.

there was a uke on the the semi-finals and finals night but i am sure the guy playing it was miming-playing, which rather ruined the effect for me. he stopped playing for an alleged "comedy moment" but the uke sound kept going. if i'm gonna get uke i want 100 percent musical integrity, innit?



I really had missed that. How ironic. lol Sorry Lynda.
it's ok

i'm a very missable person

ksiegel
12-01-2013, 01:19 PM
Okay, since I only get one...

This is K.C. Douglas' "Mercury Blues", from 1949.


http://youtu.be/TGUx4ofu2k0

Recorded live in a yarn shop, with a knitting group in the next room. I don't realize how loud the sessions can get, but the camera did not - it picked up everything.

Not my preferred video - that would be Marty Robbins' "Big Iron On His Hip" (http://youtu.be/31k3cqnmMlU), but the lyrics aren't as easy to hear, and we only get the one entry...

But I'll let the Ukelites decide which one to use.



-Kurt

bonesigh
12-01-2013, 01:55 PM
I've been really out of the loop this week. I hope I'll be able to catch up on this weeks entries. Here is my meager offering for the week. A cover of "House of Gold" by Twenty One Pilots. This is originally done on the ukulele! Sorry for the poor vocals and I hope you like Plankton cuz you'll be staring at him a while! I'm trying hard to get over walking pneumonia ):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtYsB1UHIAg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

bird's eye view of my ukelele
12-01-2013, 03:05 PM
This is K.C. Douglas' "Mercury Blues", from 1949
oh wow that was just great - really bluesy. loved it

i'm commenting here because i tried loading the youtube page a million times and the comments section never came up once

i mean WHAT is the POINT etc etc etc

librainian
12-01-2013, 03:57 PM
One last minute entry. I stumbled on this song late this week and had to squeeze it in. It's kind of a rush deal so not the best quality but it's a great tune!

Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCt_fHgUf6s

ksiegel
12-01-2013, 04:04 PM
oh wow that was just great - really bluesy. loved it

i'm commenting here because i tried loading the youtube page a million times and the comments section never came up once

i mean WHAT is the POINT etc etc etc

Thanks for the compliment!


You have to log in to YouTube now to get any of the comments.

I like seeing them here, anyway. (g)


-Kurt

librainian
12-01-2013, 04:48 PM
Okay, since I only get one...

This is K.C. Douglas' "Mercury Blues", from 1949.

Recorded live in a yarn shop, with a knitting group in the next room. I don't realize how loud the sessions can get, but the camera did not - it picked up everything


-Kurt

Hah I hear ya. Why is it that my mic won't pick up the crisp highs on my mainland but WILL capture every nuance of my dog's nails on our hardwood floor?

Great tune BTW. Sorry about the venue but sometimes we must press on despite the acoustics no?

Jnobianchi
12-01-2013, 04:51 PM
Whew - another last-minute entry.

Here's "Golden Gate", by Al Jolson, Dave Dreyer, Joe Meyer and Billy Rose (how many more great songwriters could get there name on the writing credit, I wonder?). It was a hit for Jolson in 1928 and a follow-up to "California, Here I Come".


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8_B0wJd0kA&feature=youtu.be
Oh, and sorry for the low-quality video! Yes, Ringo and I were banished to the car and it was dark out. The kids were trying to get their homework done and my plinking isn't conducive to getting any kind of a passing grade.

FiL
12-01-2013, 04:57 PM
So back in 1986 I was quite the headbanger: Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, The Scorpions, the whole shebang. Naturally, I was excited by the prospect the gods of metal getting together to have a go at the trendy charity single. Written by Ronnie James Dio and two of his bandmates, and featuring members of Blue Öyster Cult, Dio, Dokken, Giuffria, Iron Maiden, Journey, Judas Priest, Mötley Crüe, Night Ranger, Queensrÿche, Quiet Riot, Rough Cutt, Twisted Sister, Vanilla Fudge, W.A.S.P., Y&T, and Spinal Tap (!!!), as well as Ted Nugent and Yngwie J. Malmsteen, "Stars" was a real turd of a song. Mostly, it was an excuse for five minutes of guitar solos. But I duly bought the single and the album. Who knows how much money it actually raised.

I recorded this Sunday evening, when I was running our of steam. After a dozen takes, by the end of the song I could barely strum. But I could not let this season go by without a heavy metal contribution!


http://youtu.be/5kzUkAzD1S8

- FiL

KoaDependent
12-01-2013, 06:36 PM
..my plinking isn't conducive to getting any kind of a passing grade.

Gets an A+ from me. Cracking good!

decaturcomp
12-01-2013, 06:52 PM
Out of town (more than 20 miles) all week and just returned late last night with a little idea I've been thinking about. Thanks for a great Season folks...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96EEfPNwcoo

UkeyDave
12-01-2013, 09:04 PM
Whew - another last-minute entry.

Here's "Golden Gate", by Al Jolson, Dave Dreyer, Joe Meyer and Billy Rose (how many more great songwriters could get there name on the writing credit, I wonder?). It was a hit for Jolson in 1928 and a follow-up to "California, Here I Come".


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8_B0wJd0kA&feature=youtu.be
Oh, and sorry for the low-quality video! Yes, Ringo and I were banished to the car and it was dark out. The kids were trying to get their homework done and my plinking isn't conducive to getting any kind of a passing grade.
This is just ridiculous in its greatness. WOW - Thats all.

UkeyDave
12-01-2013, 10:28 PM
Oh go on then here's Getal Muru. There is no way I'm showing my sultry Bolan snarl though ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoMp8XnGtbE

Tootler
12-01-2013, 11:30 PM
oh that was great!

i LOVE eurovision. and i'm not even being ironic. i just totally really do love it.

there was a uke on the the semi-finals and finals night but i am sure the guy playing it was miming-playing, which rather ruined the effect for me. he stopped playing for an alleged "comedy moment" but the uke sound kept going. if i'm gonna get uke i want 100 percent musical integrity, innit?



it's ok

i'm a very missable person

I hate Eurovision.

The songs pander to the lowest common denominator and the voting for the winner is very political.

I've not watched it for some years now. I sometimes check out the entries on You Tube - Yuk :wallbash:

redpaul1
12-01-2013, 11:55 PM
Oh go on then here's Getal Muru. There is no way I'm showing my sultry Bolan snarl though ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoMp8XnGtbE

You are showing a distressing amount of thigh though x

BTW - has there ever been such a late flurry of entries for a Season? Not in my experience. Congratulations to our hosts, Miriam & Steffen!!

cua94
12-02-2013, 01:36 AM
Loved all the videos!

Cua94

mattydee
12-02-2013, 03:55 AM
We got some old school Seasons motifs making appearances this week! Car videos, bare man-legs... Makes me miss some long lost old-time Seasonistas.

The Ukelites
12-02-2013, 06:15 AM
OK, friends, that was it! We have 51 main section entries and 27 bonus entries!

To cite cua94:
Loved all the videos!

Here are the last entries:

CeeJay: Whole Lotta Rosie
Yeah! Man! This is the stuff! You rrrrock! Thanks, CeeJay!

redpaul1: Metal Guru
3rd bonus: Thanks Paul, that was fun again and that’s a hot Thinline Uke!! Rock on!

myrnaukulele: One Tin Soldier
Nice way to spend time while waiting. As you already have such an great entry,we will pack it on the bonus list (although it’s quite the opposite than Heavy Metal originated). Thanks again, Myrna!

mattydee: War Pigs
Yess, that’s what we wanted for the bonus list!! Great sound! We didn’t think about it before but you’ve got a perfect Heavy Metal voice – perhaps you should think about a parallel career in Spandex pants! Hell of a Uke player you are!

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters: Metal Fence
Thank you, Ralf, for posting this original which is part of your (musical) life for so long. We like it very much with it’s interesting rhythm and hypnotic feel and we can very well imagine how it did sound in your different arrangements. It’s good to have you here!

ksiegel: Mercury Blues / Big Iron
Mercury Blues: Loved it! Great instrumental playing between the verses and cool laid back singing. When listening only the babble of voices from the knitting group it’s like you’re playing in the streets and one can hear passers-by which would be more Blues-style than a knitting group.
Big Iron: Great playing here too! We’re not familiar with Marty Robbins, guess that’s something we should relisten soon.
Which one to take? Oh, Kurt, that hard to decide … We take it as one track, kind of a medley or double feature, cut in two parts because of technical problems. Thanks for posting this great music!

bone sigh: House Of Gold
We like Plankton although it would have been interesting watching you playing all these fast downstrokes ;) Your vocals are not poor at all – we guess it’s a tough one to sing and you got through very well. Thanks for posting this one!

librainian: Pencil Full Of Lead
Thanks for doing this funny little song! In fact we prefer your version, ’cause it’s the cooler and bluesier one. Great again!
Although we again have the problem that you already have a (superb) „official“ entry but this song doesn’t fit the bonus section (songs performed by Heavy Metal bands). Never mind! We’ve already been so inconsequent, why should we now start now with being strict … It’s on the bonus list!

Jnobianchi: Golden Gate
We’re glad to have you here and this was excellent. We just love your style, besides your amazing abilities – these strumming tricks and this perfected old time vibrato in your voice (we’d like to see a duet with Max Raabe one day). Thanks a lot, John!

FiL: Stars
The we guess you found the perfect bonus song, FiL, all the metalheadz and Spinal Tap! Well done with your 8-string, Thank you very much (although we hoped for a 5 min. Ukulele solo)!

decaturcomp: Cold Irons Bound
Again a great Blues convincing performed in this Season - fantastic job on this Bob Dylan Song, Alan! Great rhythm, harmonica adds some real feel and your warm and dark voice makes it a story. Wonderful! Thanks a lot!!

UkeyDave: Metal Guru
Thanks, Dave, for closing this Season with your version (we all waited for it the whole week) - aah, aah, ROCK! This was really cool!

Now we gonna take a few hours off before trying to find a way to judge all this. You all know this will be very hard. The good thing is: it’s not really about winning or the opposite (we got to find two songs soon!), it’s about having fun with nice people and playing some music.

Thanks to all Seasonistas! :cheers:

bird's eye view of my ukelele
12-02-2013, 06:27 AM
I hate Eurovision.

The songs pander to the lowest common denominator and the voting for the winner is very political.

I've not watched it for some years now. I sometimes check out the entries on You Tube - Yuk :wallbash:
you're missing a treat!

germany, sweden and the netherlands have all won very recently so the usual UK knee jerk reaction that it's all just former eastern block countries voting for eachother and winning as a result is clearly nonsense

all of europe - and now of course that is a very extended europe - and israel all getting together for a musical party rather than a war seems to me an amazing and wonderful thing

and of course the whole thing is as camp as row of tents

i simply adore it

viva eurovision




Thanks to all Seasonistas! :cheers:
and a huge eurovsion-sized - indeed a huge world-sized - thank you to the Ukelites for such a super contest and good luck guys with the judging!

Tootler
12-02-2013, 06:34 AM
you're missing a treat!

germany, sweden and the netherlands have all won very recently so the usual UK knee jerk reaction that it's all just former eastern block countries voting for eachother and winning as a result is clearly nonsense

all of europe - and now of course that is a very extended europe - and israel all getting together for a musical party rather than a war seems to me an amazing and wonderful thing

and of course the whole thing is as camp as row of tents

i simply adore it

viva eurovision



and a huge eurovsion-sized - indeed a huge world-sized - thank you to the Ukelites for such a super contest and good luck guys with the judging!

Camp I don't mind - though it's not the term I would have chosen. It's just that the majority of songs are so awful.

An aside. The auto correct on my iPad changed it's not into it' snot :rofl:

bird's eye view of my ukelele
12-02-2013, 07:01 AM
Camp I don't mind - though it's not the term I would have chosen. It's just that the majority of songs are so awful.

An aside. The auto correct on my iPad changed it's not into it' snot :rofl:
ha!

autocorrect is a big old comedy act all of its own!

one of the things i love about eurovision is there are things you will only ever see on eurovision

things you might never stumble upon without it

i appreciate not everyone would consider that a good thing!

but here was one of the highlights (for me) of this year's contest, i don't have words for how amazing it is. it was one of several songs that i really wanted to win. (and no - none of them did!)


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

this.IS.eurovision

:bowdown:

anyone fancy doing a uke cover of that?

UkeyDave
12-02-2013, 07:42 AM
You are showing a distressing amount of thigh though x
You may find it distressing Paul but I'm sure there are many women out there who are having hot flushes about my thighs as I speak so thanks for the publicity. lol ;-)

UkeyDave
12-02-2013, 07:44 AM
ha!

autocorrect is a big old comedy act all of its own!

one of the things i love about eurovision is there are things you will only ever see on eurovision

things you might never stumble upon without it

i appreciate not everyone would consider that a good thing!

but here was one of the highlights (for me) of this year's contest, i don't have words for how amazing it is. it was one of several songs that i really wanted to win. (and no - none of them did!)


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

this.IS.eurovision

:bowdown:

anyone fancy doing a uke cover of that?

Er NO. In fact, I think I'm going to be sick. Blurghhhh (too late) :-)

The Ukelites
12-02-2013, 08:00 AM
ha!

autocorrect is a big old comedy act all of its own!

one of the things i love about eurovision is there are things you will only ever see on eurovision

things you might never stumble upon without it

i appreciate not everyone would consider that a good thing!

but here was one of the highlights (for me) of this year's contest, i don't have words for how amazing it is. it was one of several songs that i really wanted to win. (and no - none of them did!)


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

this.IS.eurovision

:bowdown:

anyone fancy doing a uke cover of that?

Bam! Whoa! You're wonderfully nuts, my dear!

Jnobianchi
12-02-2013, 01:59 PM
Thank you, KoaDependent and UkeyDave for the kind words, and thanks to Miri and Steffen for hosting and running this shindig! :)

The Ukelites
12-07-2013, 12:14 AM
Sorry guys, we’re late and there won’t be a announcement movie but a short random draw movie.


http://youtu.be/IqWwZ5SMdsA

It’s been hard, no surprise and our decision couldn’t be fair, because there have been more equally good entries than „winners“.
We had a bunch of entries that were in the finals – still too many …

We sorted out two of them, namely our two „pro“ Seasonistas – Dr. Bekken and Eugene Ukulele .
Fact is, both (so different they are) are such superior performers that they might „win“ almost every season although we this time have some entries that really can compete. But these 2 guys do have CDs out and this our way to say thank you for playing the Seasons and to advertise their products and announce the

PRIZES:

All four Prizes are:
1 CD of Dr. Bekken or Eugene Ukulele
Just choose one of their catalogue. We guess they are all great and worth buying! PM us your choice and delivery address and we will see how to manage this.
For Eugene’s products visit his website „http://www.eugeneukulele.com“.
For Dr. Bekken Products just google him and you will find some download CDs on Amazon, iTunes or CD Baby. @Dr. Bekken: Perhaps you can give us a list of your available CDs? Do you have physical CDs too or downloads only?

And here are the

WINNERS:

We still had too many entries that can’t be compared. We just took three of them.
Also we have one random draw out of the hat from all participants – the 3rd Prize.

And winners are:
1. Prize Official Entry: Jnobianchi: Golden Gate
2. Prize Official Entry: we tigers: Minas de Cobre

This was a hard decision between our 4 favs – follow-ups were: ibrainian: Heart Made Of Steel / TCK: Gates Of Steel. Sorry guys, your entries were great! TCK sure would have been winner for „coolest song choices“ if there’d been such a challenge.

3. Prize Official Entry / Lucky Winner: Shady Wilbury

1. Prize Bonus Entry: mattydee: war pigs

It might have been Pabrizzer: Chrome And Steel if he’d played on Ukulele but Guitalele. But 6 Strings just make it easier.


That was it. We hope everybody had a good time in week 93!
Cheers from The Ukelites

Miriam & Steffen

bird's eye view of my ukelele
12-07-2013, 12:27 AM
Ukelites - thank you guys so much for hosting such a great season. the two pronged theme was such a super idea, it meant we got a huge variety of songs and songs styles. great contest, great fun, and many thanks for running it all for us.

and big congrats to all the winners

:rock:

redpaul1
12-07-2013, 12:35 AM
And winners are:
1. Prize Official Entry: Jnobianchi: Golden Gate
2. Prize Official Entry: we tigers: Minas de Cobre



I'm sorry, but we need a steward's inquiry into prize #2. Just pause the video at 5-6 seconds in and you'll see what I mean. ;)


(But seriously...) Heartiest congratulations one and all!

pabrizzer
12-07-2013, 12:47 AM
Thank you Miriam and Steffen for a terrific shiny season.
And those two choices were indeed fabulous.

drbekken
12-07-2013, 01:59 AM
Thanks a lot to the Ukelites! I can say one word: Wow!
To google my music, search for Dr Bekken, or my real name Tor Einar Bekken. You might find something.
Peace and love to everyone!!!

we tigers
12-07-2013, 06:09 AM
Wow! Thanks Miriam and Steffen; chuffed to bits here!
It was a great Season! Thanks for hosting another fab week.

decaturcomp
12-07-2013, 06:23 AM
Both Yay und Hooray!!

Shady Wilbury
12-07-2013, 09:05 AM
Thank you so much, Miriam and Steffen.

Great week, and really surprised to have won something.

Take care,

thesillydave
12-07-2013, 09:50 AM
congrats to everyone! and to our fine hosts!

librainian
12-07-2013, 10:45 AM
Congrats to the well deserved winners this week. It's an honor just to be mentioned in the same neighborhood as these luminous performances. Thanks to the Ukelites for a great season theme also. Well done everyone.

myrnaukelele
12-08-2013, 03:25 PM
What a fun Season this was - thanks for hosting Ukelites!
Congrats to all the winners- you deserve metal medals! :rolleyes:

Jnobianchi
12-08-2013, 06:59 PM
Oh, my goodness. I've been out of pocket all day and only now just saw this.

Wow, guys, thank you!! Yes, count me also as extremely chuffed, especially with all these truly great entries!

Thank you SO much, Miri and Steffen, for running a such a great season! I had a great time learning the tune, and an even better time watching all of your excellent entries!!

mattydee
12-09-2013, 11:51 AM
Thanks, Ukeiites! That Sabbath song was done on a whim. And now I can't stop playing it! \m/

Congrats, other winners!

Great Season!

lelouden
12-09-2013, 12:42 PM
Congratulations to the winners. This was an amazing season and the winners were definitely winners. Great choice Ukelites:)

bonesigh
12-09-2013, 03:24 PM
Congratulations winners!!!!!