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29moons
12-28-2013, 05:22 PM
http://youtu.be/2qcBFmHl1w8

I Want My MTV!

Week 98’s theme is - songs from the hey day of MTV - from August 1st 1981 - 1989.

The song had to have been made into a video that was played on MTV between 1981 and 1989.

That pretty much clears up all the years of the 80's since most popular songs from 1980 were reborn again with a video. As long you can prove to me that the video was played on MTV between that time, you're good. It can't be a song that did not have a video.

Remember, a lot of older bands at the time made come backs with videos that aired during that time.
Examples include, The Monkees (remember Monkees Marathons that showed all the episodes? Well, hat qualifies any song they did on the show or any songs from "HEAD"). The movie La Bamba came out in 1987 so you can do LaBamba. Slade had a big comeback in the 80’s - Run Runaway or Cum On Feel The Noise with a video made by Quiet Riot in 1983, Steve Miller (Abrcadabra.) etc.

Requirements
OK, we've been doing this season thing now for almost two years, so I thought I'd change it up a little bit. MTV wasn't just about music, it was also about visuals, bringing the music to life.

SO! You DO NOT have to appear in your video, Gnarly! That's right Spicoli, I don't care if you're in it or not, just be sure that the ukulele is the main instrument in the song. I only ask that you post a title at the beginning that states something like - "Week 98", or "I Want My MTV!", etc.

Here's something crazy too. (What? There's more?) In order to focus on the video, you can do a song that you have already recorded, either for another season or maybe a song you recorded previously for something else. That's right free thinker, that means you don't even have to play the ukulele this week. "BLASPHEMER!" I'm ok now, just focus on the video.

Multi-tracking is accepted and encouraged but not mandatory.

Record a cool song or pull one from the archives, then make a cool video for it. Don't worry about playing live for the video. Lip synch, play air-uke, dance about with your kids or just do a montage of different clips or pictures. It's all about the video.

If you need ideas on montages you can check out my videos for "Night Swimming" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh0L8MARJUw&feature=sharecontrol&list=UUxHfQYzIvVLT__m_zRZOhYQ&index=8) or "After Hours" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osMqua0GFkQ&feature=sharecontrol&list=UUxHfQYzIvVLT__m_zRZOhYQ&index=9) or you can always just search MTV videos with a year on youtube to get other ideas..

As usual Ukulele front and center

Because this week is more focusing on the video portion which can take time, I am just taking one entry per Seasonista.

No bonus videos. Any bonus video ideas can be posted on the "Misfits" thread.

Please, as a courtesy to Electrauke do not post any videos until after Midnight Sunday Hawaiian time. Hopefully it will take a little bit for the videos to come streaming in as they need to be created first.

Prizes:
1st place chooses prize and so on.

"Say hello to my little friend" Tee

An awesome Stein! (http://www.cafepress.com/ukuleletshirtcompany.598208918) Shipped wherever.

My latest Christmas CD of great ukulele songs including one by me.

Bonus considerations for anything that makes me smile and wax nostalgic.

Here's some help on making montages: First I scour the web for the images. I bring up Windows Live Movie Maker project and lay down my wav or mp3 file of the song. I then place the pics in the timeline. Each is up for about 5 seconds, maybe a little longer. Then I work on the animations (transitions) so that the pics fade in and out. Lastly, give each pic a Pan and zoom, I switch them up so one photo moves sideways, another zooms out, etc. I try to sync them as best as I can.

Entries (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROyi_U06fAg&list=PLJxlmr0AvWLZL4aErdh_ScT0dojwZevPZ)

ukuleledaddy
12-28-2013, 05:54 PM
It's gonna be another fun week! Nice theme John, and glad to see you back. I hope to find some time to put something together.

frisbee fred
12-28-2013, 07:44 PM
Great theme. This is going to be very fun :)

erivel
12-28-2013, 10:00 PM
Umm...yay! :)

Dan Uke
12-28-2013, 10:15 PM
Umm...yay! :)

This is so you Eric!! Can I make a request? Blue Monday Remix by New Order...Perfect song for multi-tracking!! HAHA

Tootler
12-28-2013, 11:20 PM
Of course, someone just has to do Money for Nothing. :iwant:.....






Don't look at me, though!

pabrizzer
12-29-2013, 12:21 AM
OK I'm not into this video editing stuff.
But I had good intentions. The official 1983 Mad World video by Tears for Fears featured a guy sitting / standing at a window and singing the song.
So this is me standing at a window and miming the song. My version is more like the Gary Jules cover and is done on my bari with a recorder track as well. Done in GarageBand.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROyi_U06fAg

xommen
12-29-2013, 06:05 AM
Here is my entry for this season. I recorded this in Garageband with multiple tracks of my Epiphone Ukulele (two track have some effects on it to get more guitar like sounds), my Samick Fretless P Bass and I used my new Meinl Rainmaker. I have been trying out the new version of iMovie, and this is the result, a sort of a lyrics video (The U2 video is totally different just so you know it ;)). This is New Years Day by U2.

Some info from the original video done by U2 (You can see it here: http://vimeo.com/59277430 if you like) on Wikipedia:
The video was one of their first to see heavy rotation on MTV. It was filmed in Sälen, Sweden in December 1982 and directed by Meiert Avis.


http://youtu.be/AVCluC1WCfo

29moons
12-29-2013, 07:26 AM
Thanks Sean. I really hope you can get something in this week. No pressure.


It's gonna be another fun week! Nice theme John, and glad to see you back. I hope to find some time to put something together.

29moons
12-29-2013, 07:27 AM
I'm looking forward to you video this week.


Great theme. This is going to be very fun :)

29moons
12-29-2013, 07:30 AM
I knew this was going to be in a couple of Seasonista wheelhouses and you were one of them. I've had this theme planned for quite awhile now so it wasn't intentional. Looking forward to a vid from you.


Umm...yay! :)

29moons
12-29-2013, 07:43 AM
Nongdam! Great to see you. That's a great request but whatever Eric wants to do to is good with me. I hope that you can get something posted this week too.


This is so you Eric!! Can I make a request? Blue Monday Remix by New Order...Perfect song for multi-tracking!! HAHA

29moons
12-29-2013, 07:45 AM
Tootler, that would be great. I'm looking forward to whatever you post but you were another that I figured this would be in your wheelhouse.


Of course, someone just has to do Money for Nothing. :iwant:.....
Don't look at me, though!

29moons
12-29-2013, 07:49 AM
This is exactly what I'm talking about! Great video with a simple concept that's very effective. Great version of this song that sounds like it could be on an album. I also like the mirror in the back that shows your reflection. I also like the summer scene there reflected in the window, pretty cold here in New Mexico. Well done, Sir.


OK I'm not into this video editing stuff.
But I had good intentions. The official 1983 Mad World video by Tears for Fears featured a guy sitting / standing at a window and singing the song.
So this is me standing at a window and miming the song. My version is more like the Gary Jules cover and is done on my bari with a recorder track as well. Done in GarageBand.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROyi_U06fAg

29moons
12-29-2013, 07:53 AM
Xommen, Well done. I'm really surprised that you picked a U2 song, that was unexpected... OK, I totally expected a U2 song from, but I was pretty sure that this was in your wheelhouse too. Well done with the montage. What I like about these videos as was pointed out during Ginny's week is that we get a different perspective of each player when we hear them without seeing them. Great multi-track of a great U2 song. I remember this video well.


Here is my entry for this season. I recorded this in Garageband with multiple tracks of my Epiphone Ukulele (two track have some effects on it to get more guitar like sounds), my Samick Fretless P Bass and I used my new Meinl Rainmaker. I have been trying out the new version of iMovie, and this is the result, a sort of a lyrics video (The U2 video is totally different just so you know it ;)). This is New Years Day by U2.

Some info from the original video done by U2 (You can see it here: http://vimeo.com/59277430 if you like) on Wikipedia:
The video was one of their first to see heavy rotation on MTV. It was filmed in Sälen, Sweden in December 1982 and directed by Meiert Avis.


http://youtu.be/AVCluC1WCfo

mythinformed
12-29-2013, 08:15 AM
Great theme, bring forth thy mighty machinery techno heads ............'erm can I multitrack playing the spoons on me knees ? Lol

Jazzbanjorex
12-29-2013, 09:05 AM
I started looking for a song to do this morning and when I saw this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj7OJeyhq2Q

I had to do this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDLgmfYmAO4&feature=youtu.be

I was all alone to do the video shoot. I decided against the lay the audio down and then lip sync the video for I didn't have time. I set up the camera and shot the song in the back seat (character one). Then I did a bunch of vids of me (the driver, character two, with jacket on and different hat). I had to extract the audio of the music video as an MP3 in order to have a separate audio track to sync all the videos with. I Imported all the videos and audio into Pinnacle which I think has a clumsy way of splicing video. It is the most adventurous I've been with video editing. Thanks 29moons for the challenge.

wallyboy
12-29-2013, 09:27 AM
was really looking forward to the techno side of this week, I have been trying like billy o to get a slide show from our w/e away in france on the vid windows 8 movie maker alas no luck so I will just post vid when it go's on to you tube, sick as a parrot

Shady Wilbury
12-29-2013, 09:28 AM
Very clever video, Rex! :) Love it.

Barbablanca
12-29-2013, 10:07 AM
Don't think I'll be adding one of mine to this theme. We were never lucky enough to get one of our band's songs on MTV ;)

Have a good week you guys! Meanwhile, I just put in a very late entry to the Mexico week. You can hear it here (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?91335-Season-97-of-the-Ukulele-Lost-in-Mexico&p=1452803#post1452803):

Jazzbanjorex
12-29-2013, 10:52 AM
Very clever video, Rex! :) Love it.

Thank you Shady. BTW that's a cool name for a ukulele player, Shady Wilbury.

I couldn't get a movie star guest to show up. I thought since The Bangles were females and Leonard Nimoy was a male Science Fiction star that I, being male, should get Sigourney Weaver, female Science Fiction star, to be my driver for the video but she didn't return my calls. And the wife said no to Sigourney coming over anymore ...

Now I'm looking forward to your video.

wallyboy
12-29-2013, 11:52 AM
heres mine didn't work out how I wanted it but hey ho,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp5_10TPcas

wee_ginga_yin
12-29-2013, 12:00 PM
A bit of Ms Vega for you, with a bit of decay and decrepitude thrown in curtesy of Flickr.
You can not win against the 2nd law of thermodynamics. A broken person living with broken things.

http://youtu.be/yzi0B3BekV4

29moons
12-29-2013, 12:44 PM
Great play on the 'car' video that a lot of players tend to do in the winter. I really like the chauffeur and his huffy attitude. I think Sigourney would have been better but you play the cards your dealt. My wife likes the mention of the ukulele in your hand. Well done and I'm glad you liked the weeks challenge.


I started looking for a song to do this morning and when I saw this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj7OJeyhq2Q

I had to do this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDLgmfYmAO4&feature=youtu.be

I was all alone to do the video shoot. I decided against the lay the audio down and then lip sync the video for I didn't have time. I set up the camera and shot the song in the back seat (character one). Then I did a bunch of vids of me (the driver, character two, with jacket on and different hat). I had to extract the audio of the music video as an MP3 in order to have a separate audio track to sync all the videos with. I Imported all the videos and audio into Pinnacle which I think has a clumsy way of splicing video. It is the most adventurous I've been with video editing. Thanks 29moons for the challenge.

29moons
12-29-2013, 12:47 PM
I really hope you can get something in the for the week. I would like to see your France vid. Hope you feel better.


was really looking forward to the techno side of this week, I have been trying like billy o to get a slide show from our w/e away in france on the vid windows 8 movie maker alas no luck so I will just post vid when it go's on to you tube, sick as a parrot

29moons
12-29-2013, 12:52 PM
Totally bummed you're not playing this week. You are always a joy to hear and watch.


Don't think I'll be adding one of mine to this theme. We were never lucky enough to get one of our band's songs on MTV ;)

Have a good week you guys! Meanwhile, I just put in a very late entry to the Mexico week. You can hear it here (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?91335-Season-97-of-the-Ukulele-Lost-in-Mexico&p=1452803#post1452803):

29moons
12-29-2013, 01:06 PM
Awesome! I'm glad you were able to get one in. I love this song so much. My wife was dancing as soon as she heard the first lyric. Nicely done. Great job and well played. If you get Movie Maker working I would love to see this with your France slide show.


heres mine didn't work out how I wanted it but hey ho,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp5_10TPcas

29moons
12-29-2013, 01:16 PM
Wee! Love your version of this song that I remember well from 1987. You always make songs so haunting. Well done. The video is great with some amazing photography. I was hoping that would have randomly found one of my night photos on Flickr and put it in your video. My family enjoyed it a lot.


A bit of Ms Vega for you, with a bit of decay and decrepitude thrown in curtesy of Flickr.
You can not win against the 2nd law of thermodynamics. A broken person living with broken things.

http://youtu.be/yzi0B3BekV4

Jazzbanjorex
12-29-2013, 01:20 PM
Great play on the 'car' video that a lot of players tend to do in the winter. I really like the chauffeur and his huffy attitude. I think Sigourney would have been better but you play the cards your dealt. My wife likes the mention of the ukulele in your hand. Well done and I'm glad you liked the weeks challenge.

Thank you.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
12-29-2013, 01:42 PM
great theme!

and - does kira have a fan club? i wanna join!

here is my vid - the song is "who's that girl" by eurythmics - wikipedia tells me it was played a LOT on MTV - so it must be true! lol!

clips are from the film "x y and zee" starring liz taylor, susannah york and michael caine - margaret leighton is also in it - IT'S FABULOUS!

rubbish singing but hey, people - you can't have EVERYTHING!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYd_KWkT2xM

Tootler
12-29-2013, 02:29 PM
Tootler, that would be great. I'm looking forward to whatever you post but you were another that I figured this would be in your wheelhouse.

Had a pm saying go for it as well. My arm has been twisted.

Just spent a merry half hour listening to different Dire Straits performances. Got the chords and the Risa will be made ready. Vid might be a bit pedestrian, though. I'll see what I can do.

xommen
12-29-2013, 02:57 PM
Xommen, Well done. I'm really surprised that you picked a U2 song, that was unexpected... OK, I totally expected a U2 song from, but I was pretty sure that this was in your wheelhouse too. Well done with the montage. What I like about these videos as was pointed out during Ginny's week is that we get a different perspective of each player when we hear them without seeing them. Great multi-track of a great U2 song. I remember this video well.

Thanks, I have just checked, and this is the first seasons video I ever did, that does not feature me in it. I've found the new version of iMovie a lot easier then the last one I tried. And that might lead to me doing some more fancy videos for coming seasons. So thanks you also for making me take some time to experiment with this a little.

hucklelele
12-29-2013, 07:26 PM
Oooooh. what a GREAT SEASON-

MTV was SO BIG to me back then- hope I can find time to do something
and looking forward to the other entrants........

wee_ginga_yin
12-30-2013, 12:18 AM
Wee! Love your version of this song that I remember well from 1987. You always make songs so haunting. Well done. The video is great with some amazing photography. I was hoping that would have randomly found one of my night photos on Flickr and put it in your video. My family enjoyed it a lot.

Luka was a very unusual song for the era, since I think it was the first modern song that
touched on both physical and mental abuse. What was strange that the victim refused help.
There was a sad resignation to his fate and a nihilistic attitude that nothing would change
for the better... preferring to sit and suffer in silence.

The junkyard with rust, decay and neglect sort of personified the abject state of the abused person.
I sort of imagined that given his condition, perversely he he would feel at home in such a moribund
wasteland since it somehow mirrored the desolation of his own life.

Shady Wilbury
12-30-2013, 04:45 AM
Another song from 1987...I've played it better off-camera, but I'm not about to go for another take. Apologies for the 'sprint finish'.


http://youtu.be/WSahId8mv3U

29moons
12-30-2013, 06:37 AM
I love the Eurythmics and I love that song too. You did it really well with a very Annie Lennoxesque style of vocal. I like the clips you chose as they go well with the story of the song, I also like it's suggestive nature. Another thing I like is the choppiness of the video transfer. It reminds me of the videos I made in the late eighties and nineties when the quality of the video steadily degraded with each generation of effects added. Excellent entry.


great theme!

and - does kira have a fan club? i wanna join!

here is my vid - the song is "who's that girl" by eurythmics - wikipedia tells me it was played a LOT on MTV - so it must be true! lol!

clips are from the film "x y and zee" starring liz taylor, susannah york and michael caine - margaret leighton is also in it - IT'S FABULOUS!

rubbish singing but hey, people - you can't have EVERYTHING!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYd_KWkT2xM

29moons
12-30-2013, 06:41 AM
I remember it being a very sad song and that Luka was a tragic character. MTV was filled with a lot fluff but there were videos that came along that made you think or sent a real message. Thanks so much for the excellent entry.

Oh, and welcome to the "Kira The Dog Fan Club."


Luka was a very unusual song for the era, since I think it was the first modern song that
touched on both physical and mental abuse. What was strange that the victim refused help.
There was a sad resignation to his fate and a nihilistic attitude that nothing would change
for the better... preferring to sit and suffer in silence.

The junkyard with rust, decay and neglect sort of personified the abject state of the abused person.
I sort of imagined that given his condition, perversely he he would feel at home in such a moribund
wasteland since it somehow mirrored the desolation of his own life.

29moons
12-30-2013, 06:52 AM
I am loving this week so far because I am being reminded of so many great songs from that era. I saw Bruce on the Born in the USA tour and was amazed. I forgot all about this one. You played it very well and Bruce suits your voice and your uke has a wonderful sound that fits it well. I like the black & white you did as it matches the original video style. Nice entry.


Another song from 1987...I've played it better off-camera, but I'm not about to go for another take. Apologies for the 'sprint finish'.


http://youtu.be/WSahId8mv3U

UkeyDave
12-30-2013, 08:17 AM
I am a little unsure how I am supposed to determine if a song appeared on MTV. I have one in mind from 1988 but whether or not it was on MTV I have no idea.

Dougf
12-30-2013, 09:27 AM
Here's a rehash of my entry from season 34, "Your Song" by Elton John. Although the song came out in 1969, he made a promo video for it, and I'm guessing it probably played on MTV during the 80s. I added some video from my Paris vacation.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yci6Xvhi3pM

29moons
12-30-2013, 10:15 AM
What song is it? You can do a search on the group/song name/MTV and see of a video pops up. I have found that if there was a video made for it then it was usually played on MTV. Let me know and I'll search for you to see if I can find anything.


I am a little unsure how I am supposed to determine if a song appeared on MTV. I have one in mind from 1988 but whether or not it was on MTV I have no idea.

Raygf
12-30-2013, 10:21 AM
It sure would be fun to do a ZZ Top inspired video. Now, where to find a nice hot rod and some long legged beauties to drive off into the sunset with! Honey, it's just a video for Season 98. Really.

29moons
12-30-2013, 11:07 AM
Loving it Doug! What a great version of a classic song. Well sung and played. The Paris vacation is a great way to showcase the song and bring us along with you through the streets of Paris. I always enjoy your songs and this one is no different. Thanks for the great entry Doug.


Here's a rehash of my entry from season 34, "Your Song" by Elton John. Although the song came out in 1969, he made a promo video for it, and I'm guessing it probably played on MTV during the 80s. I added some video from my Paris vacation.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yci6Xvhi3pM

29moons
12-30-2013, 11:18 AM
ZZ Top would be awesome! I'm sure the wife would approve the hot rod and hot girls if you told her "It's for artistic integrity."


It sure would be fun to do a ZZ Top inspired video. Now, where to find a nice hot rod and some long legged beauties to drive off into the sunset with! Honey, it's just a video for Season 98. Really.

Barbablanca
12-30-2013, 11:32 AM
Totally bummed you're not playing this week. You are always a joy to hear and watch.

Ah, you know me, I always hope for Seasons where I can justify either recording an existing original, or else be inspired to write a song. In fact, you have indeed inspired me to write a song I'll be posting on the Island called "Whatever Happened to My M.T.V?" - Watch out for that later in the week. It's a bit of a rocker and I hope to get my guitarist mate Xavi to help me out with a bit of lead guitar.

UkeyDave
12-30-2013, 11:33 AM
What song is it? You can do a search on the group/song name/MTV and see of a video pops up. I have found that if there was a video made for it then it was usually played on MTV. Let me know and I'll search for you to see if I can find anything.
Yes there is a video made for it which is available on YouTube. My point is how do you prove it has ever been shown on MTV? You cannot as far as I can tell find proof of that.

29moons
12-30-2013, 12:03 PM
That's awesome! I'm glad I helped to inspire you. 8~)


Ah, you know me, I always hope for Seasons where I can justify either recording an existing original, or else be inspired to write a song. In fact, you have indeed inspired me to write a song I'll be posting on the Island called "Whatever Happened to My M.T.V?" - Watch out for that later in the week. It's a bit of a rocker and I hope to get my guitarist mate Xavi to help me out with a bit of lead guitar.

UkeCan1
12-30-2013, 12:52 PM
For those still looking for ideas, this page is chock full of them (http://crocolyle.atthefaire.com/80svideotapelist.htm). I ended up choosing one that's not on there, but there were about 25 others there that made me want to go do them Right Away!


I am a little unsure how I am supposed to determine if a song appeared on MTV. I have one in mind from 1988 but whether or not it was on MTV I have no idea.


What song is it? You can do a search on the group/song name/MTV and see of a video pops up. I have found that if there was a video made for it then it was usually played on MTV. Let me know and I'll search for you to see if I can find anything.


Yes there is a video made for it which is available on YouTube. My point is how do you prove it has ever been shown on MTV? You cannot as far as I can tell find proof of that.

I had the same question. I spent way too much time googling exactly what you said, and it's just impossible to tell. There is however clearly a video of my song, which was on the charts in the early '80's, that looks pretty clearly to have been made at that time. One copy even has the VH1 logo on it, though none has MTV. Can we safely assume if there's an official music video of the song that appears to have been made at the time, that it qualifies? There doesn't seem to be a list anywhere of videos played on MTV, so I don't think we're going to be able to do any better than that.


Ah, you know me, I always hope for Seasons where I can justify either recording an existing original, or else be inspired to write a song. In fact, you have indeed inspired me to write a song I'll be posting on the Island called "Whatever Happened to My M.T.V?" - Watch out for that later in the week. It's a bit of a rocker and I hope to get my guitarist mate Xavi to help me out with a bit of lead guitar.


That's awesome! I'm glad I helped to inspire you. 8~)

Up to you, of course: Some hosts do expand their themes to accommodate outliers that fit the spirit of the theme - I benefited from such ad-hoc rule changes a couple of times. Maybe for the Bernis amongst us, MTV-like videos of songs about MTV? Just a thought.

29moons
12-30-2013, 01:17 PM
WOW! UkeCan1, that is a great page. Thank you so much. That's a lot of songs there, but it's not the definitive list, I'm sure there were more. But, if any of you have any questions on a particular song just ping me and I'll let you know. I'm pretty loosey goosey on this. I just I don't want anyone to get too hung up on the choosing of a song. Just have fun.

29moons
12-30-2013, 01:19 PM
Here's something else to help out. I emailed with UkeCan1 earlier as to some pointers on making a montage. Here's what I sent to her.

First I scour the web for the images. I bring up Windows Live Movie Maker project and lay down my wav or mp3 file of the song. I then place the pics in the timeline. Each is up for about 5 seconds, maybe a little longer. Then I work on the animations (transitions) so that the pics fade in and out. Lastly, give each pic a Pan and zoom, I switch them up so one photo moves sideways, another zooms out, etc. I try to sync them as best as I can.

UkeCan1
12-30-2013, 01:55 PM
WOW! UkeCan1, that is a great page. Thank you so much. That's a lot of songs there, but it's not the definitive list, I'm sure there were more. But, if any of you have any questions on a particular song just ping me and I'll let you know. I'm pretty loosey goosey on this. I just I don't want anyone to get too hung up on the choosing of a song. Just have fun.

I didn't find a definitive list, like we did for the Billboard charts for "When You Were 18" week, for example. Plenty of other pages out there looked interesting too. But that one has plenty of juice to inspire just about anybody who might be stuck for ideas, I think. (It inspired me to go check some of them out on video, and then I found something else altogether. :-) )

Thanks for the video tips!

- Wendy

~dave~~wave~
12-30-2013, 02:06 PM
Ah, the memories... MTV kind of saved the music business for that golden decade, what a great theme for a Season.

I was a fan of R.E.M. from their 1982 EP which I bought in these things we used to have called record stores. I had never heard them, I only bought it because it had a gargoyle on the cover.

In May of 1983 they were still unknown college dropouts touring in a van. I saw them play at a little club a mile from my house.

They hit the big time a few years later, thanks in part to the videos they did for MTV.

*****
Believe it or not, I'm playing a Kala ukulele bass.
I did a custom sculpting and paint job on the body, and strung it with Pyramid copper wound strings. I never play with a pick, but to duplicate the Mike Mills Rickenbacker bass line a plectrum was employed.






http://youtu.be/O4efxtjzhBU

Barbablanca
12-30-2013, 02:16 PM
.......MTV-like videos of songs about MTV?

You been reading my mind, Wendy? ;)

bird's eye view of my ukelele
12-30-2013, 02:23 PM
29moons - thank you very much for the nice comments!



I am a little unsure how I am supposed to determine if a song appeared on MTV. I have one in mind from 1988 but whether or not it was on MTV I have no idea.
when i wanted to check if my eurythmics song had been on MTV, i went to wikipedia first (EVERYTHING ON THERE IS THE TRUTH!) and the wiki entry about the song said it had been played a lot on MTV. it might be worth doing a google (or whatever) search for "your song title + MTV" and seeing what comes up - there might be something on wiki or some other site, or people might just be chatting or reminiscing somewhere about it being on MTV

lelouden
12-30-2013, 03:38 PM
Waiting for family to leave on wednesday so I can get started this week on a song. So wanting to jump in now but theres just no windows of opportunity. Looking forward to this theme. Great choice:)

UkeCan1
12-30-2013, 03:43 PM
when i wanted to check if my eurythmics song had been on MTV, i went to wikipedia first (EVERYTHING ON THERE IS THE TRUTH!) and the wiki entry about the song said it had been played a lot on MTV.

I saw some like that. From my observations, I think only songs that got played a lot on MTV get a note like that. Songs that got played a little on MTV don't get an MTV mention. Because getting played a little on MTV is not worth a mention. Most anything on the charts in the '80's probably had a video and probably got played on MTV at some point.


it might be worth doing a google (or whatever) search for "your song title + MTV" and seeing what comes up - there might be something on wiki or some other site, or people might just be chatting or reminiscing somewhere about it being on MTV

I did google that. Extensively. It was completely fruitless. The Wikipedia entry for my song is silent on the MTV issue and a few other things I wondered about. As were the 500 other pages I looked at. (It was in a movie around the time it was released. Theme song. Was it written for the movie? Nuthin'. Anywhere.)

Still, I think the fact that an '80's video of the song exists is evidence it was probably shown on MTV at least a little.

From what he said, I don't think 29moons is going to be checking tickets at the door. With a blacklight scanner to weed out counterfeits. Hopefully he will take our word for it that, to the best of our ability to divine it, we have determined that the song qualifies.

UkeCan1
12-30-2013, 03:47 PM
Apropos of nothing, hey, when did I get to be a Senior Member?!
I think that's kind of like our equivalent of being on MTV, right?
Where to from here? Is there a level after Senior? I'm kinda chuffed I made it here ... now I am hungry for more! :)

[Okay, please don't let me hijack the thread. I do that.]

29moons
12-30-2013, 03:55 PM
"From what he said, I don't think 29moons is going to be checking tickets at the door. With a blacklight scanner to weed out counterfeits. Hopefully he will take our word for it that, to the best of our ability to divine it, we have determined that the song qualifies."

This is true! Have fun, don't go crazy looking.

and no hijacking my thread.

UkeCan1
12-30-2013, 04:04 PM
"From what he said, I don't think 29moons is going to be checking tickets at the door. With a blacklight scanner to weed out counterfeits. Hopefully he will take our word for it that, to the best of our ability to divine it, we have determined that the song qualifies."
This is true! Have fun, don't go crazy looking.
Thank you!


and no hijacking my thread.
Sorry!

Jazzbanjorex
12-30-2013, 05:46 PM
When I heard/read the theme the first thing that popped into my head was the lighter/funnier side of MTV in the beginning, early eighties. As you can tell from my video, a lame song and a goofy video. But that was my favorite part of MTV in the beginning. The non-serious, clown around, and party videos. But I was a young man then and I've age now but just haven't grown up. :cool:


Hey! someone do Toto, Africa.

29moons
12-30-2013, 06:39 PM
OK! Remember when I said, "Wax nostalic"? This is what I meant. I love Murmur and all of Michael Stipe's mumbled lyrics. You really captured Mike Mill's bass style along with the whole vibe of that original recording. Well done, I'd like to hear you play something off of Dead Letter Office. I think the video would also work with Driver 8. You created the MTV vibe I was talking about. Well done.


Ah, the memories... MTV kind of saved the music business for that golden decade, what a great theme for a Season.

I was a fan of R.E.M. from their 1982 EP which I bought in these things we used to have called record stores. I had never heard them, I only bought it because it had a gargoyle on the cover.

In May of 1983 they were still unknown college dropouts touring in a van. I saw them play at a little club a mile from my house.

They hit the big time a few years later, thanks in part to the videos they did for MTV.

*****
Believe it or not, I'm playing a Kala ukulele bass.
I did a custom sculpting and paint job on the body, and strung it with Pyramid copper wound strings. I never play with a pick, but to duplicate the Mike Mills Rickenbacker bass line a plectrum was employed.






http://youtu.be/O4efxtjzhBU

29moons
12-30-2013, 06:42 PM
I also had that in mind when I created the theme but Wee reminded of the more serious side too. Their was a lot to offer from artists that chose sometimes to be a little cooky or sometimes serious. I love them all.


When I heard/read the theme the first thing that popped into my head was the lighter/funnier side of MTV in the beginning, early eighties. As you can tell from my video, a lame song and a goofy video. But that was my favorite part of MTV in the beginning. The non-serious, clown around, and party videos. But I was a young man then and I've age now but just haven't grown up. :cool:


Hey! someone do Toto, Africa.

erivel
12-30-2013, 09:53 PM
You know I like to cover a lot of songs from this era...so why was it so hard to choose a song for this week? I narrowed it down to three. This one just stood out because I thought it kicked so much butt when I was a kid and I still think it does! I remember the original video from '82 that had John Waite playing a reporter trying to talk a woman down from jumping off the ledge of a building. The song also had the great Patty Smyth of Scandal on backing vocals. Then a movie called Vision Quest came out in '85 that featured this song as well. I was really into that movie because I wrestled for my school from 7th to 9th grade. Plus Madonna was in it too! Hope you enjoy! :)


http://youtu.be/oE0Z7vLKmQM

pabrizzer
12-30-2013, 10:13 PM
You know I like to cover a lot of songs from this era...so why was it so hard to choose a song for this week? I narrowed it down to three. This one just stood out because I thought it kicked so much butt when I was a kid and I still think it does! I remember the original video from '82 that had John Waite playing a reporter trying to talk a woman down from jumping off the ledge of a building. The song also had the great Patty Smyth of Scandal on backing vocals. Then a movie called Vision Quest came out in '85 that featured this song as well. I was really into that movie because I wrestled for my school from 7th to 9th grade. Plus Madonna was in it too! Hope you enjoy! :)


I surely did enjoy this Eric. It was FANTASTIC!

erivel
12-30-2013, 10:21 PM
I surely did enjoy this Eric. It was FANTASTIC!

Thanks Brian!!

wee_ginga_yin
12-31-2013, 12:14 AM
Yes there is a video made for it which is available on YouTube. My point is how do you prove it has ever been shown on MTV? You cannot as far as I can tell find proof of that.

You can just type in MTV 1985 videos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixxt0nuNQZc) for the particular year you want and you can usually get 40 songs to choose from.
ANd having looked at those videos you definitely need Big Hair to sing songs from the 80's

UkeyDave
12-31-2013, 01:39 AM
For those still looking for ideas, this page is chock full of them (http://crocolyle.atthefaire.com/80svideotapelist.htm).
Oh yes indeed AND my choice is there too. Great job. Thanks.

watchyourtoes
12-31-2013, 03:21 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyUAnSt1Sm0

I'd love to add a comment but I spent all night on this (hence the PJs) and I'm off to do the sleepy dance. Wanted to go ahead a get it posted before I had a chance to sleep off the delirium and decide not to do it.


Amazing work as always, Seasonistas! Can't wait to watch more videos as they're posted. I can tell this is gonna be be one of the most fun seasons ever! I love you all! Goodnight!

UkeyDave
12-31-2013, 03:57 AM
when i wanted to check if my eurythmics song had been on MTV, i went to wikipedia first (EVERYTHING ON THERE IS THE TRUTH!) and the wiki entry about the song said it had been played a lot on MTV. it might be worth doing a google (or whatever) search for "your song title + MTV" and seeing what comes up - there might be something on wiki or some other site, or people might just be chatting or reminiscing somewhere about it being on MTV
Yep - tried all that first before I asked the question. No matter, its sorted now with the ukecan's list. ;-)

UkeyDave
12-31-2013, 04:06 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyUAnSt1Sm0

I'd love to add a comment but I spent all night on this (hence the PJs) and I'm off to do the sleepy dance. Wanted to go ahead a get it posted before I had a chance to sleep off the delirium and decide not to do it.


Amazing work as always, Seasonistas! Can't wait to watch more videos as they're posted. I can tell this is gonna be be one of the most fun seasons ever! I love you all! Goodnight!
WOW - FANTASTIC. Thats all.

UkeyDave
12-31-2013, 05:31 AM
Here is my entry. A bit of montage fun. Hope you get jiggy-with-it. Happy New Year Seasonistas. x


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIpDvXBc4yE

UkeCan1
12-31-2013, 08:30 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyUAnSt1Sm0

Awesome. Somebody had to do it. Both - "Safety Dance", and ... you know ... that other thing you did. Epic. Well done!
(Oh, 'xcept you should have done that other thing on ukulele. That's the only thing that would make it even more epic.)

ChrisDeston821
12-31-2013, 09:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyUAnSt1Sm0

Fave so far :love:
Considering making an entry - having never made a uke video..
New year resolution to record self playing? Eep!

29moons
12-31-2013, 10:28 AM
Wow! Eric, I told you this was in your wheelhouse. I love John Waite and the Babys. My brother was really into the Babys and saw them a lot in concert. You did a great recording of this with what sounds like just a few well recorded layers. Oh! I love the MTV intro too, nicely done. I like that you did the video to an 80's movie which was done a lot. Vision Quest has my favorite Madonna song in it, "Crazy For You" which was played at my brother's wedding. Thanks Eric, well executed on all fronts. One more thing, I love Patty Smyth so much but she won't return my calls. Oh well.


You know I like to cover a lot of songs from this era...so why was it so hard to choose a song for this week? I narrowed it down to three. This one just stood out because I thought it kicked so much butt when I was a kid and I still think it does! I remember the original video from '82 that had John Waite playing a reporter trying to talk a woman down from jumping off the ledge of a building. The song also had the great Patty Smyth of Scandal on backing vocals. Then a movie called Vision Quest came out in '85 that featured this song as well. I was really into that movie because I wrestled for my school from 7th to 9th grade. Plus Madonna was in it too! Hope you enjoy! :)


http://youtu.be/oE0Z7vLKmQM

29moons
12-31-2013, 10:38 AM
I am loving this theme because we are getting some really great songs. UkeyDave, I love Erasure! One of my favorite synth-pop bands ever along with Depeche Mode and Yaz(oo). Apparently I'm a big Vince Clark fan.

This is an excellent video and cover of a great song. Nice playing and it fits you really well. I like the simple multi-tracking. I also really like your intro bit and your multiple shots and angles. The staring at the end is kinda weird but I trust your artistic license. This is an excellent entry that looks like it was a lot of fun to do.


Here is my entry. A bit of montage fun. Hope you get jiggy-with-it. Happy New Year Seasonistas. x


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIpDvXBc4yE

29moons
12-31-2013, 10:53 AM
WOW! Did you just Rick Roll me!?

Seriously though, you hit a chord there! I love Men Without Hats! That song is one of those quintessential songs of the 80's and one of the great MTV videos that I still see occasionally played around on t.v. I like the synth and uke combo, they play together well. The uke sounds wonderful during the verses. I kept waiting for a little person in a jester costume to jump out. You should make a full multi-track of this because you do it very well. An excellent entry, thanks.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyUAnSt1Sm0

I'd love to add a comment but I spent all night on this (hence the PJs) and I'm off to do the sleepy dance. Wanted to go ahead a get it posted before I had a chance to sleep off the delirium and decide not to do it.


Amazing work as always, Seasonistas! Can't wait to watch more videos as they're posted. I can tell this is gonna be be one of the most fun seasons ever! I love you all! Goodnight!

UkeyDave
12-31-2013, 11:13 AM
The staring at the end is kinda weird but I trust your artistic license. This is an excellent entry that looks like it was a lot of fun to do.
Well I can't claim artistic licence for this. It is in fact based on Andy Warhol's Screentests (SEE HERE) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLW_sXv44Uc)
When I first came across this I was fascinated by the concept. The idea is that if you put yourself in front of a camera for one minute just looking into the camera lens and your personality will somehow make its way through. Now whether or not it does is open for debate but nonetheless it's an interesting concept (to me at least). Perhaps others should try it. It certainly a strange experience staring into a lens for 60 seconds. I recorded this sometime ago and wondered if I'd ever get the chance to use it in anything. Well thanks for giving me the opportunity with your great theme.

29moons
12-31-2013, 12:53 PM
So, my daughter received the "Goonies" on DVD in her stocking this Christmas and has absolutely fallen in love with the movie. I'm happy about that but like all kids after watching the movie a few times she discovered all those little special features on the menu like the outtakes and the making of. But, her most favorite thing is the Cyndi Lauper video that was made for "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough For Me." It's starts off with a gas station owned by Cyndi's parents that they are struggling to keep afloat until it turns into a fun filled romp with Cyndy being chased through the caves with the Goonies themselves by all the most popular wrestlers of the day, including Rowdy Roddy Piper, Andre The Giant, Captain Lou, etc. Unfortunately, even though Peter Spielberg appears in the video, it was not directed by him and is a true piece of $%*!. This was played on MTV a lot, so here it is for your enjoyment. I dare you to watch part 2.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxLhytQ67fs

bonesigh
12-31-2013, 03:24 PM
Hey all. Great entries so far (: I took 29moons suggestion and used an old video of mine and added a melody line and changed up the video. I had my first try at claymation and I loved it!! Hope you enjoy and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all! I think we should declare this the "YEAR OF THE UKULELE". BTW how do you guys like my new logo?

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

redpaul1
12-31-2013, 04:07 PM
I started looking for a song to do this morning and when I saw this
The Bangles - Going Down To Liverpool (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj7OJeyhq2Q)

I had to do this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDLgmfYmAO4&feature=youtu.be


True story. I did the lights for The Bangles when they first came over to England to promote this single. I remember them all walking on stage as we were setting up; and me asking "Who's on lead vocals?" "Erm, we all are." "Ah". This number had the (very tall) drummer (Debbi Peterson) on lead vox. The lead guitarist (Susannah Hoffs) was about half her size (cf. 2:22 on the original vid :) )

The original lyric talks about a "UB40 in your hand." As all British Seasonistas will know, that's your "Unemployment Benefit Form #40". You'd have to take that card to 'sign on' at the Labour Exchange or DHSS Benefit Office, ie. to declare you were looking for work, in order to receive your dole.
http://www.recordsale.de/cdpix/u/ub40-signing_off%284%29.jpg
That (unemployment) is why they'd be doing nothing in Liverpool, all the days of their lives: Liverpool in 1981, the year the song was written, was suffering the fate of all port cities that couldn't adapt to containers, coupled with a severe dose of Reaganomics (aka Thatcherism). The Toxteth riots of that year marked the point where it all exploded in frustration (The Bangles' cover came out in 1984).

It's a shame, however, for a ukulele cover, that "hey where you going with that little stick of Blackpool Rock in your hand?" doesn't quite scan.

All that said, Rex of course nails it once again. I particularly loved his 'peed-off chauffeur' face :)

Jazzbanjorex
12-31-2013, 07:21 PM
True story. I did the lights for The Bangles when they first came over to England to promote this single. I remember them all walking on stage as we were setting up; and me asking "Who's on lead vocals?" "Erm, we all are." "Ah". This number had the (very tall) drummer (Debbi Peterson) on lead vox. The lead guitarist (Susannah Hoffs) was about half her size (cf. 2:22 on the original vid :) )

The original lyric talks about a "UB40 in your hand." As all British Seasonistas will know, that's your "Unemployment Benefit Form #40". You'd have to take that card to 'sign on' at the Labour Exchange or DHSS Benefit Office, ie. to declare you were looking for work, in order to receive your dole.
http://www.recordsale.de/cdpix/u/ub40-signing_off%284%29.jpg
That (unemployment) is why they'd be doing nothing in Liverpool, all the days of their lives: Liverpool in 1981, the year the song was written, was suffering the fate of all port cities that couldn't adapt to containers, coupled with a severe dose of Reaganomics (aka Thatcherism). The Toxteth riots of that year marked the point where it all exploded in frustration (The Bangles' cover came out in 1984).

It's a shame, however, for a ukulele cover, that "hey where you going with that little stick of Blackpool Rock in your hand?" doesn't quite scan.

All that said, Rex of course nails it once again. I particularly loved his 'peed-off chauffeur' face :)

Thank you. That is some cool information about some hard times of course. I had no idea. I figured a UB40 was a bottle of some alcohol.

Jazzbanjorex
12-31-2013, 07:27 PM
So, my daughter received the "Goonies" on DVD in her stocking this Christmas and has absolutely fallen in love with the movie. I'm happy about that but like all kids after watching the movie a few times she discovered all those little special features on the menu like the outtakes and the making of. But, her most favorite thing is the Cyndi Lauper video that was made for "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough For Me." It's starts off with a gas station owned by Cyndi's parents that they are struggling to keep afloat until it turns into a fun filled romp with Cyndy being chased through the caves with the Goonies themselves by all the most popular wrestlers of the day, including Rowdy Roddy Piper, Andre The Giant, Captain Lou, etc. Unfortunately, even though Peter Spielberg appears in the video, it was not directed by him and is a true piece of $%*!. This was played on MTV a lot, so here it is for your enjoyment. I dare you to watch part 2.


That's the crazy stuff I loved about early MTV. Crazy, silly, funny intros and outros. David Lee Roth, Cyndi Lauper, ZZ top, etc .....

and cheesy sets,

erivel
12-31-2013, 10:28 PM
Wow! Eric, I told you this was in your wheelhouse. I love John Waite and the Babys. My brother was really into the Babys and saw them a lot in concert. You did a great recording of this with what sounds like just a few well recorded layers. Oh! I love the MTV intro too, nicely done. I like that you did the video to an 80's movie which was done a lot. Vision Quest has my favorite Madonna song in it, "Crazy For You" which was played at my brother's wedding. Thanks Eric, well executed on all fronts. One more thing, I love Patty Smyth so much but she won't return my calls. Oh well.

Thanks a lot John! I tried to keep it simple, but I ended up going a little overboard with the multi tracking as usual. Patty Smyth has such an amazing voice! I just found out she's married to John McEnroe…what?

Rustyy
01-01-2014, 01:13 AM
Early MTV was not something we saw much of in Australia in it's early years, at least I didn't, although there were a few video programs on TV.
I wasn't sure what to do for this week. I have never used garageband and don't really know how to edit movie files too much.
I decided to try to do Phil Collins "In the Air Tonight" and had big plans for different bits of video etc, but it all got to be too much when I didn't have a clue about how to put them all together, let alone make them in the first place. Plus time became a factor with a busy few days ahead (excuses, excuses).
In the end I learned how to use Garageband enough to to be able to record a vocal and uke track, then used the ipad to mime it with an attempt to emulate the original video (or at least the first part of it - only I used the effect right through), but then found the movie maker wouldn't do what I hoped it would. Sound came out as bit muddy too, couldn't quite get the effect I wanted.
Anyhow, here it is:

http://youtu.be/LPW2Y4tf3w4

If you want to watch the original, here is a link (http://youtu.be/LPW2Y4tf3w4)

frisbee fred
01-01-2014, 04:03 AM
Well this turned out to be tougher than I expected. It's -5F here so I just thought I'd put together a warm video for the rest of the Winter Seasonistas. Happy New Year!

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

max2173
01-01-2014, 04:26 AM
Recording of the song almost completed, I've been doing a multitrack with my mate Matt, who some of you may remember, as he's been back over Christmas. The video, however, is a different matter. My plan was to play the song at the party I was at last night, get everyone to sing along, then meld that into some sort of video. Somehow (I've no idea why?!) this slipped my mind. Plan B it is!

redpaul1
01-01-2014, 04:29 AM
Early MTV was not something we saw much of in Australia in its early years, at least I didn't, although there were a few video programs on TV.
[snip]

According to Wikipedia( :-o ), MTV didn't really exist in Oz until its relaunch in 1997, the same year that MTV UK launched. Certainly, during the 80',s I'd only ever have seen a music video on Top Of The Pops, BBC TV's weekly half-hour rundown of the top 20 (and that would only have aired if they couldn't get the featured band into the studio). 29moons will probably think of this as cultural deprivation, not to say backwardness. You and I, Rustyy, might prefer to think of it as an heroic rearguard action against US cultural imperialism ;p

Personally, I agree with this commentator (http://www.thetoptens.com/things-killed-rock-roll/), one of many who list MTV at #1 of the top ten things that killed rock and roll. And now the internet has killed MTV: Music Videos Are Dead: The Internet Killed The Video Star (http://uk.askmen.com/entertainment/austin/music-videos-are-dead.html); MTV: how internet killed the video star (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/mtv-how-internet-killed-the-video-star-841393.html); Internet Killed the MTV Star (http://nymag.com/arts/popmusic/features/65725/index1.html). Unfortunately, MTV's demise hasn't meant the resurrection rock and roll. I mean, that's why we all play ukuleles right? "♫ ♪ No more (guitar) heroes any more! ♪ ♫"
:-D

29moons
01-01-2014, 08:52 AM
That's a great video Bonesigh! With Claymation and everything (I started my college career ealry while in high school getting college credits making a claymation project.) Unfortunately the video doesn't qualify for this weeks theme because there are TOO MANY DAMN CATS! I'm kidding of course, my 8 year old daughter went crazy because she has been watching these "funny cat" videos for the last few weeks. As they say in Connect Four, "Pretty sneaky sis." I really enjoyed the song and the well done montage of Brian and the band along with all those damn cats.

MTV would be proud. Well done. Oh yeah! The new logo looks great too.

Happy New Year!


Hey all. Great entries so far (: I took 29moons suggestion and used an old video of mine and added a melody line and changed up the video. I had my first try at claymation and I loved it!! Hope you enjoy and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all! I think we should declare this the "YEAR OF THE UKULELE". BTW how do you guys like my new logo?

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

29moons
01-01-2014, 09:09 AM
Before I reply to any new videos posted I wanted to say, "Happy New Year!" to all on the list. I didn't want to reply to any videos posted last night while I was imbibing in celebration of the new year. Today is pretty busy too, but I promise I will get to the latest submissions and comment on them. From the screen shots I see they look pretty cool.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Rustyy
01-01-2014, 10:15 AM
.You and I, Rustyy, might prefer to think of it as an heroic rearguard action against US cultural imperialism

Hmmm. In theory I might like to think that, but then I realise how much US music I love.
I was really into pop in the 60s, graduating(?) into rock, country rock in the 70s, then punk came along as I got older, and my interest in commercial pop/ rock waned. I turned to country music in the 80s, especially so called New Country, led by the likes of Steve Earle. Similar to the Bellamy brothers "Old Hippy"-although I doubt I was ever really a hippy.
My first interaction with MTV was when we lived for a few years in Germany in the early 90s and we watched Ray Cokes (aka Roy Cakes) regularly on European MTV there.
Ahh. Good days, all

electrauke
01-01-2014, 01:07 PM
Hey all. Great entries so far (: I took 29moons suggestion and used an old video of mine and added a melody line and changed up the video. I had my first try at claymation and I loved it!! Hope you enjoy and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all! I think we should declare this the "YEAR OF THE UKULELE". BTW how do you guys like my new logo?

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

Argh! You got this song in before I did :) I am going to do it anyway though.

29moons
01-01-2014, 01:47 PM
This is great! It is very much like the original without all those extra bits but I understand since learning movie editing software can take time. The song is well done and sounds spooky just like Phil's original. I like that there were two videos entered next to each other that show how complicated and busy an entry can be and the other shows the simplicity. My wife really enjoyed it and complimented how well it was done. Well done and thanks for taking the time to do it.


Early MTV was not something we saw much of in Australia in it's early years, at least I didn't, although there were a few video programs on TV.
I wasn't sure what to do for this week. I have never used garageband and don't really know how to edit movie files too much.
I decided to try to do Phil Collins "In the Air Tonight" and had big plans for different bits of video etc, but it all got to be too much when I didn't have a clue about how to put them all together, let alone make them in the first place. Plus time became a factor with a busy few days ahead (excuses, excuses).
In the end I learned how to use Garageband enough to to be able to record a vocal and uke track, then used the ipad to mime it with an attempt to emulate the original video (or at least the first part of it - only I used the effect right through), but then found the movie maker wouldn't do what I hoped it would. Sound came out as bit muddy too, couldn't quite get the effect I wanted.
Anyhow, here it is:

http://youtu.be/LPW2Y4tf3w4

If you want to watch the original, here is a link (http://youtu.be/LPW2Y4tf3w4)

29moons
01-01-2014, 01:56 PM
It's cold here too, not as cold as that, but being that I'm from a warm California climate it might as well be that cold. I feel warmer now having watched your great video. I'm a big Beach Boys fan and have even re-written the lyrics to this song for a place that I used to vacation at a lot in Texas called "Copano". It's nice that you concentrated on the video and used a previously recorded song. Great montage video to a very well played version of Kokomo. Well done Fred, thanks for the great entry.


Well this turned out to be tougher than I expected. It's -5F here so I just thought I'd put together a warm video for the rest of the Winter Seasonistas. Happy New Year!

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

thunderflea
01-01-2014, 03:47 PM
This may explain why UB40 called their biggest album "Labour of Love". Thank you for the info!


True story. I did the lights for The Bangles when they first came over to England to promote this single. I remember them all walking on stage as we were setting up; and me asking "Who's on lead vocals?" "Erm, we all are." "Ah". This number had the (very tall) drummer (Debbi Peterson) on lead vox. The lead guitarist (Susannah Hoffs) was about half her size (cf. 2:22 on the original vid :) )

The original lyric talks about a "UB40 in your hand." As all British Seasonistas will know, that's your "Unemployment Benefit Form #40". You'd have to take that card to 'sign on' at the Labour Exchange or DHSS Benefit Office, ie. to declare you were looking for work, in order to receive your dole.
http://www.recordsale.de/cdpix/u/ub40-signing_off%284%29.jpg
That (unemployment) is why they'd be doing nothing in Liverpool, all the days of their lives: Liverpool in 1981, the year the song was written, was suffering the fate of all port cities that couldn't adapt to containers, coupled with a severe dose of Reaganomics (aka Thatcherism). The Toxteth riots of that year marked the point where it all exploded in frustration (The Bangles' cover came out in 1984).

It's a shame, however, for a ukulele cover, that "hey where you going with that little stick of Blackpool Rock in your hand?" doesn't quite scan.

All that said, Rex of course nails it once again. I particularly loved his 'peed-off chauffeur' face :)

redpaul1
01-01-2014, 04:13 PM
Hmmm. In theory I might like to think that, but then I realise how much US music I love.

Me too. My tongue was pressed quite firmly into my cheek there.

But in all fairness, I had no idea MTV arrived so late to the UK. It throws some light on why UkeyDave was having so much difficulty figuring out what bands' videos had appeared on MTV in the '80s.

redpaul1
01-01-2014, 04:18 PM
This may explain why UB40 called their biggest album "Labour of Love". Thank you for the info!

You're welcome! In fact the cover of UB40's debut album "Signing Off" was a mock-up of that card.

http://eil.com/images/main/UB40+-+Signing+Off+%2B+Bonus+12%22+-+UB40+Form+Sleeve+-+DOUBLE+LP-567585.jpg

watchyourtoes
01-01-2014, 09:30 PM
OK I'm not into this video editing stuff.
But I had good intentions. The official 1983 Mad World video by Tears for Fears featured a guy sitting / standing at a window and singing the song.
So this is me standing at a window and miming the song. My version is more like the Gary Jules cover and is done on my bari with a recorder track as well. Done in GarageBand.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROyi_U06fAg




This is great, pabrizzer! Everytime I hear this song, it reminds me of when I was younger and saw the video first time and especially him standing in the window singing. Beautiful rendition of a very memorable video!

watchyourtoes
01-01-2014, 09:34 PM
I started looking for a song to do this morning and when I saw this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj7OJeyhq2Q

I had to do this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDLgmfYmAO4&feature=youtu.be

I was all alone to do the video shoot. I decided against the lay the audio down and then lip sync the video for I didn't have time. I set up the camera and shot the song in the back seat (character one). Then I did a bunch of vids of me (the driver, character two, with jacket on and different hat). I had to extract the audio of the music video as an MP3 in order to have a separate audio track to sync all the videos with. I Imported all the videos and audio into Pinnacle which I think has a clumsy way of splicing video. It is the most adventurous I've been with video editing. Thanks 29moons for the challenge.



I love this! Well done and very entertaining! I bet this was video was a lot of fun to make. It certainly is fun to watch!

watchyourtoes
01-01-2014, 09:40 PM
A bit of Ms Vega for you, with a bit of decay and decrepitude thrown in curtesy of Flickr.
You can not win against the 2nd law of thermodynamics. A broken person living with broken things.

http://youtu.be/yzi0B3BekV4


This is great! These beautiful pictures you compiled for your video go perfectly with the feeling I get when I hear this song. Every music video should do the same. Fantastic job, as always!

watchyourtoes
01-01-2014, 09:51 PM
Awesome. Somebody had to do it. Both - "Safety Dance", and ... you know ... that other thing you did. Epic. Well done!
(Oh, 'xcept you should have done that other thing on ukulele. That's the only thing that would make it even more epic.)

Thanks!
I had every intention of "rick-rolling" myself when I started, but I spent too much time trying to play/record the drums (I am not a drummer and it took me 3 tracks to do something most drummers can do easily.) By the time I finished this, I was so tired and wasnt sure if I'd find the time to get back to it this week, so I just let the real Rick Astley rick-roll me instead.

watchyourtoes
01-01-2014, 10:10 PM
WOW! Did you just Rick Roll me!?

Seriously though, you hit a chord there! I love Men Without Hats! That song is one of those quintessential songs of the 80's and one of the great MTV videos that I still see occasionally played around on t.v. I like the synth and uke combo, they play together well. The uke sounds wonderful during the verses. I kept waiting for a little person in a jester costume to jump out. You should make a full multi-track of this because you do it very well. An excellent entry, thanks.



Thanks for the kind words, 29moons! I love that video too. As soon as I saw this season's theme, I knew I had to incorporate the keytar somehow. The version of this song that they made for the video didnt have that first synth riff at all, but the original single featured it throughout. I combined bits from both versions because that obnoxious little riff was always the most memorable part of the song to me. Also, its the the easiest part of the song to play (just C's, one ocatave apart,) so it gave me a chance to add something without taking my focus from counting measures in my head and choosing the correct synth sound banks at the right time.
If I could've convinced someone to put on a jester costume and danced around me with a ukulele, I would've been all over it! I couldn't even talk my wife or daughter into strapping on the keytar and helping me out. They have this thing called "shame," which im incapable of...

Thanks for such a fun week! Great choice for a theme!

watchyourtoes
01-01-2014, 10:45 PM
I stuck an unofficial bonus on my youtube page. I dont wanna break this week's rules or clutter up the Season 98 threads, so here is an outside link to it ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vroAasI6BM ) I'll drop by "the island" and post a proper version too.
My brother, Caspar, has been wanting do a video with me for some time. I gave him a uke for Christmas, but he insisted that his ukeability was not quite up to snuff yet, so we picked a song with a beat so he could play drums instead.
So, this isn't really an unofficial bonus as it's a preview of a future seasonista. He'll be signing up as "casparagus" soon. So, keep your eye out for my little bro's debut.
A quick back story- I've only known my brother for about four years now, but I spent more than 15 years trying to find him. I'll spare the details, but I just want to say I'm the proudest big brother in world. He is my best friend and I feel like I've known him forever. Making this goofy, short uke video with Caspar tonight is already one of my very favorite moments... EVER! I can't wait to share him with you all!

Tootler
01-02-2014, 01:07 AM
Here is my effort. As promised earlier, Money for Nothing. I went through several changes of mind trying it with the Risa and acoustically. Eventually, I went with the Risa and programmed a couple of settings for it in my multi effects box. I added flute and harmonica as well. The harp solo is not that good being improvised on a rack while playing the main chord sequence of the song so I overdubbed a flute playing the "I want my MTV" riff. I also used the flute to play a harmony line to the "I want my MTV" riff in the intro.

The video is based on video clips of the river Tees, my local river, that I have taken on day cruises on the river over a couple of years. Over this, I have floated images from open clip art https://openclipart.org/ inspired, in part by the original computer animated video for the song.


http://youtu.be/3aj6kkHaHYc

Cornfield
01-02-2014, 04:05 AM
Here is my effort. As promised earlier, Money for Nothing. I went through several changes of mind trying it with the Risa and acoustically. Eventually, I went with the Risa and programmed a couple of settings for it in my multi effects box. I added flute and harmonica as well. The harp solo is not that good being improvised on a rack while playing the main chord sequence of the song so I overdubbed a flute playing the "I want my MTV" riff. I also used the flute to play a harmony line to the "I want my MTV" riff in the intro.

The video is based on video clips of the river Tees, my local river, that I have taken on day cruises on the river over a couple of years. Over this, I have floated images from open clip art https://openclipart.org/ inspired, in part by the original computer animated video for the song.


http://youtu.be/3aj6kkHaHYc

You hit it out of the park with the settings on your Risa effects. Nice job

redpaul1
01-02-2014, 04:59 AM
Can I just hi-jack the thread for a moment and remind you all that nominations are needed for our End Of Year Extravaganza II. Head over to EOY Extravaganza II - Call For Nominations, Seasons 53-58 (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?91636-End-Of-Year-Extravaganza-II-Call-for-Nominations-for-Weeks-53-58) to register your nominee.

It'll be hard to issue any awards if no-one votes!!

Thank you!!

As you were...
:)

Tootler
01-02-2014, 07:00 AM
You hit it out of the park with the settings on your Risa effects. Nice job

Thanks, John. I wasn't entirely happy with how it came out but with only limited time to get an entry done for each season, you just have to go with it. The sounds on the Risa, though I was quite pleased with. It was the first time I had a try at programming in my own settings in the multi effects box (a Vox Stomplab IG) but it turned out to be quite easy.

29moons
01-02-2014, 12:07 PM
Looking forward to Plan B. I know how easy it is to forget a plan as soon as things start to move.


Recording of the song almost completed, I've been doing a multitrack with my mate Matt, who some of you may remember, as he's been back over Christmas. The video, however, is a different matter. My plan was to play the song at the party I was at last night, get everyone to sing along, then meld that into some sort of video. Somehow (I've no idea why?!) this slipped my mind. Plan B it is!

29moons
01-02-2014, 12:19 PM
Yay! This is totally tubular Tootler. D'ya see what I did there? Great job on all points here. A very well done multi-track recording with lots of effects like changing the sound of the Risa to make an awesome sounding uke. Your vocals are outstanding too. Along with a flute and harmonica, you really went crazy with this thing and made the song your own. Your video is above and beyond too. I loved seeing the River Tees and all the views it has to offer, very interesting to see around where you live. I like the clip art and the swoosh style of bringing them into the video. Very well done Tootler, I'm impressed with this entry.


Here is my effort. As promised earlier, Money for Nothing. I went through several changes of mind trying it with the Risa and acoustically. Eventually, I went with the Risa and programmed a couple of settings for it in my multi effects box. I added flute and harmonica as well. The harp solo is not that good being improvised on a rack while playing the main chord sequence of the song so I overdubbed a flute playing the "I want my MTV" riff. I also used the flute to play a harmony line to the "I want my MTV" riff in the intro.

The video is based on video clips of the river Tees, my local river, that I have taken on day cruises on the river over a couple of years. Over this, I have floated images from open clip art https://openclipart.org/ inspired, in part by the original computer animated video for the song.


http://youtu.be/3aj6kkHaHYc

UkeCan1
01-02-2014, 12:50 PM
This is totally tubular Tootler.

Eek! Say that three times fast!

UkeCan1
01-02-2014, 01:01 PM
Wow, that was a totally tubular Tees tease, Tootler. It looks so beautiful there! I am totally coming to visit you.

lelouden
01-02-2014, 01:30 PM
Here is what I did for my video. I used garageband to sing vocal multitracks and to play the baritone Uke. I also used a karaoke bit for a small entro. The boy reciting "the shot heard 'round the world" is Joshua Rush from the movie "Parental Guidance" and I used internet recourses for all the clips. "Centerfield" by John Fogerty appeared in 1985 on MTV. The album was Fogerty's most popular post-Creedence album. Fogerty played all the instruments on this album himself, thanks to overdubbing. Thanks to technology and 29moons I have had a great time making this music video.

"CENTERFIELD"~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF4__nquYwY&feature=youtu.be

UkeCan1
01-02-2014, 01:48 PM
Here is what I did for my video. I used garageband to sing vocal multitracks and to play the baritone Uke. I also used a karaoke bit for a small entro. The boy reciting "the shot heard 'round the world" is Joshua Rush from the movie "Parental Guidance" and I used internet recourses for all the clips. "Centerfield" by John Fogerty appeared in 1985 on MTV. The album was Fogerty's most popular post-Creedence album. Fogerty played all the instruments on this album himself, thanks to overdubbing. Thanks to technology and 29moons I have had a great time making this music video.

"CENTERFIELD"~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF4__nquYwY&feature=youtu.be

Linda, this is WONDERFUL! The playing, the singing and harmonizing, the video clips are hilarious and heartwarming (the pinata!), plus I love this song - really, really great!

bonesigh
01-02-2014, 02:02 PM
Thanks for the kudos on my video 29moons. It was nice to have a season to dedicate more time to the video aspect of music making. Thank you. I know, shameless use of cute cats should be illegal (:

bonesigh
01-02-2014, 02:16 PM
Electrauke....I can't wait to see your take of the "Stray Cat Strut"! Meow, pffft!

29moons
01-02-2014, 02:17 PM
It's a home run! You really knocked this one out of the park Linda. Did someone leak my playlist? A great album that I listened to many, many times. I did a cover from this same album for Week 74 - I Saw It On TV (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92kdFVb6Z7g&feature=c4-overview&list=UUxHfQYzIvVLT__m_zRZOhYQ) - Remember when I said, "Wax nostalgic"? This is very waxing. From your karaoke assisted entry (very interesting multi-track trick btw) to your layered vocals and that wonderful baritone uke. You nailed it. I got a very distinct folk feel that I very much enjoyed. Your video was totally entertaining, you took the true meaning of this week's theme and brought it to life. I still to this day will never have a pinata at my kid's birthday because of videos I've watched of kids and parents getting walloped by an errant bat. I laughed and beamed as I watched each clip bring the magic of baseball and the promise of summer on this cold winter day.

Excellent entry Linda.


Here is what I did for my video. I used garageband to sing vocal multitracks and to play the baritone Uke. I also used a karaoke bit for a small entro. The boy reciting "the shot heard 'round the world" is Joshua Rush from the movie "Parental Guidance" and I used internet recourses for all the clips. "Centerfield" by John Fogerty appeared in 1985 on MTV. The album was Fogerty's most popular post-Creedence album. Fogerty played all the instruments on this album himself, thanks to overdubbing. Thanks to technology and 29moons I have had a great time making this music video.

"CENTERFIELD"~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF4__nquYwY&feature=youtu.be

lelouden
01-02-2014, 02:40 PM
It's a home run! You really knocked this one out of the park Linda. Did someone leak my playlist? A great album that I listened to many, many times. I did a cover from this same album for Week 74 - I Saw It On TV (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92kdFVb6Z7g&feature=c4-overview&list=UUxHfQYzIvVLT__m_zRZOhYQ) - Remember when I said, "Wax nostalgic"? This is very waxing. From your karaoke assisted entry (very interesting multi-track trick btw) to your layered vocals and that wonderful baritone uke. You nailed it. I got a very distinct folk feel that I very much enjoyed. Your video was totally entertaining, you took the true meaning of this week's theme and brought it to life. I still to this day will never have a pinata at my kid's birthday because of videos I've watched of kids and parents getting walloped by an errant bat. I laughed and beamed as I watched each clip bring the magic of baseball and the promise of summer on this cold winter day.

Excellent entry Linda.

Thank You so much for all the very kind comments. I have loved this weeks theme. I knew I was going to have a blast when I read what you wanted for the week. I love CCR and Fogerty and was jumping for joy when I found this song on the list that UkeCan1 posted. Thanks for the creative opportunity you gave us this week. I too am frightened every time the piñata comes out to play. I immediately become the umpire! "Everybody Back...Get Back!"
:smileybounce:

Pueo
01-02-2014, 03:27 PM
True story. I did the lights for The Bangles when they first came over to England to promote this single. I remember them all walking on stage as we were setting up; and me asking "Who's on lead vocals?" "Erm, we all are." "Ah". This number had the (very tall) drummer (Debbi Peterson) on lead vox. The lead guitarist (Susannah Hoffs) was about half her size (cf. 2:22 on the original vid :) )

The original lyric talks about a "UB40 in your hand." As all British Seasonistas will know, that's your "Unemployment Benefit Form #40". You'd have to take that card to 'sign on' at the Labour Exchange or DHSS Benefit Office, ie. to declare you were looking for work, in order to receive your dole.
http://www.recordsale.de/cdpix/u/ub40-signing_off%284%29.jpg
That (unemployment) is why they'd be doing nothing in Liverpool, all the days of their lives: Liverpool in 1981, the year the song was written, was suffering the fate of all port cities that couldn't adapt to containers, coupled with a severe dose of Reaganomics (aka Thatcherism). The Toxteth riots of that year marked the point where it all exploded in frustration (The Bangles' cover came out in 1984).

It's a shame, however, for a ukulele cover, that "hey where you going with that little stick of Blackpool Rock in your hand?" doesn't quite scan.

All that said, Rex of course nails it once again. I particularly loved his 'peed-off chauffeur' face :)
I have that disc, I got it as a (very expensive to me at the time) import CD. UB40 in the states was (well to me, at the time anyway) just that band that did the Red, Red, Wine cover. I "discovered" this gem of a CD and found a much better band than I expected. I also learned what the UB40 form was and how they got their name. Great story about the Bangles!

UkeCan1
01-02-2014, 04:01 PM
... having looked at those videos you definitely need Big Hair to sing songs from the 80's

I think I win in that department.

UkeCan1
01-02-2014, 04:12 PM
Thanks for the kudos on my video 29moons. It was nice to have a season to dedicate more time to the video aspect of music making. Thank you. I know, shameless use of cute cats should be illegal (:

Janet, this was wonderful! I think in the MTV '80's the power of the video cat had not yet been discovered. But now, you know ... the cat's out of the bag. LOVED this! I want to know how you got your cats to dance like that.

Looking forward to Electrauke's "Stray Cat Strut" too. For the record, I'd also considered this song. And "Centerfield". And "Safety Dance". And "Money for Nothing". And, Rex, "Africa". So many great songs on that list! Thankfully, I have picked one Not On The List, which hopefully no one else will think of. Now to go learn to play lead guitar on uke and edit videos.

Glad the list I found has been so useful to people!

greenie44
01-02-2014, 06:44 PM
Once again, a Season I thought I would take a pass on forced me to find a great tune to do.

A confession - I never liked MTV. Even thought I was making rock-and-roll films in the mid-70s, I thought MTV was a tidal wave of style over substance in most cases. But I went back and looked around and found that not only were the 80s the decade one of my favorite bands started releasing records (at least on a major label), but that they had made a music video for one of my favorite early songs of theirs.

This inspired me to find a documentary on wolves to use as source materials, and the result is shown below. It's Will The Wolf Survive by Los Lobos. BTW, their video was about the real subject of the song - immigrants - and not about animals, but you do what you can.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW6y9KY6fGg

29moons
01-02-2014, 08:25 PM
That's great video and great song, well done. I really like the tune and the melody with the second uke. Was it Kira the dog that gave away my family's love of wolves. We had 3 wolf dogs before they grew old and left us so my wife went nuts when she saw the video. A beautiful compilation, very well done. Another entry this week that hit the nail square on the head. I'm glad that you decided to submit an entry because it's a really good one. Thanks so much.


Once again, a Season I thought I would take a pass on forced me to find a great tune to do.

A confession - I never liked MTV. Even thought I was making rock-and-roll films in the mid-70s, I thought MTV was a tidal wave of style over substance in most cases. But I went back and looked around and found that not only were the 80s the decade one of my favorite bands started releasing records (at least on a major label), but that they had made a music video for one of my favorite early songs of theirs.

This inspired me to find a documentary on wolves to use as source materials, and the result is shown below. It's Will The Wolf Survive by Los Lobos. BTW, their video was about the real subject of the song - immigrants - and not about animals, but you do what you can.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW6y9KY6fGg

thesillydave
01-02-2014, 09:20 PM
howdy all! here's my silly entry...chock full of go go girls! enjoy!

http://youtu.be/lH73kdi5s_E

mythinformed
01-02-2014, 11:39 PM
Humble uke player seeks vocalist and wizard of modern technology apply within. Lol
Hmmmm......and now for something else.

29moons
01-03-2014, 07:29 AM
TheSillydave gets it! Well done. I like the Go-Go dancers a lot and I didn't miss the Buck Rogers scene there or the Angie Dickinson dance (I love Angie Dickinson.) You really hit this one Dave, you did everything I was talking about, video montage (with hot chicks nonetheless), a well recorded song and a lot of fun. I'm very jealous of your ukulele and it's wonderful sound, but what else would one expect from a KoAloha. Well played song with great vocals, I enjoyed it a lot. Excellent entry.


howdy all! here's my silly entry...chock full of go go girls! enjoy!

http://youtu.be/lH73kdi5s_E

thesillydave
01-03-2014, 07:33 AM
TheSillydave gets it! Well done. I like the Go-Go dancers a lot and I didn't miss the Buck Rogers scene there or the Angie Dickinson dance (I love Angie Dickinson.) You really hit this one Dave, you did everything I was talking about, video montage (with hot chicks nonetheless), a well recorded song and a lot of fun. I'm very jealous of your ukulele and it's wonderful sound, but what else would one expect from a KoAloha. Well played song with great vocals, I enjoyed it a lot. Excellent entry.

thanks!! it took me a while to figure out how to grab clips and put them together...now i get a chance to check out all the other entries!
cheers!

bbbannister
01-03-2014, 07:51 AM
Happy New Year Everyone.

It's been a while since I posted. Moved house and business picked up, so got out of the swing.

Still on hols until Monday, so thought I would knock this up.

Recorded using Bass and Tenor Ukes, although I confess to have added a few effects in the mix. Plus flute!

Pics are various recent posts Ive made on instagram @bbbannister. Mainly a trip to Paris just before Christmas.

Hope you enjoy, she golden brown .


http://youtu.be/n0WAtNSvfO4

BB

thunderflea
01-03-2014, 08:11 AM
OK I'm not into this video editing stuff.
But I had good intentions. The official 1983 Mad World video by Tears for Fears featured a guy sitting / standing at a window and singing the song.
So this is me standing at a window and miming the song. My version is more like the Gary Jules cover and is done on my bari with a recorder track as well. Done in GarageBand.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROyi_U06fAg

I keep coming back to this. Both your uke and your vocals are great. You really captured the feeling of this song which I now like more than before I heard you cover it.

lelouden
01-03-2014, 09:15 AM
Linda, this is WONDERFUL! The playing, the singing and harmonizing, the video clips are hilarious and heartwarming (the pinata!), plus I love this song - really, really great!

Thank you Wendy. I love this song too. I love AFV and I love baseball...not to mention my love for Fogerty and CCR. I had a CCR disk that I listened to all the time. My kids teenager friends loved my disk as well. Not surprising my coveted disk went missing:( This was really fun to do. I only wish we could have done more than one!

Tootler
01-03-2014, 10:17 AM
It's a home run! You really knocked this one out of the park Linda.

or

she hit it for six!! :nana:

(equivalent cricket terminology).

pabrizzer
01-03-2014, 10:42 AM
I keep coming back to this. Both your uke and your vocals are great. You really captured the feeling of this song which I now like more than before I heard you cover it.

Thank you.
I was looking through the new posts and it was a bit strange seeing my vid up again.
It is about the vids this week and like the original Tears for Fears vid there are plenty here so much better.
I still love the strange little arm dance the guy did in the instrumental break in the original though.

pabrizzer
01-03-2014, 10:46 AM
or

she hit it for six!! :nana:

(equivalent cricket terminology).

Oh Tootler. You're talking cricket?
4 zip.
Will it be 5?
Smith and Haddin made our score reasonable yesterday.
And Smith hit a 6 then a 4 to bring up his 100.

uke4ia
01-03-2014, 11:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYWszC6fprc

Doing fancy video isn't an option for me, since I'm recording the sound with the camera's microphone. But as an alternative way to add a little value this week, I'm adding some delay and phase shifting by plugging the uke through my synthesizer's effects processing module.

greyghost
01-03-2014, 11:41 AM
OK, here's my first-ever attempt at posting a multitrack recording, along with my first ever attempt at editing a video. This is what my son and I got up to on a snow day. Given the theme, it seems particularly appropriate to record a version of the first video ever played on MTV: "Video Killed the Radio Star", by the Buggles.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiqVft3rdvc&feature=youtu.be

Tootler
01-03-2014, 12:58 PM
Oh Tootler. You're talking cricket?
4 zip.
Will it be 5?
Smith and Haddin made our score reasonable yesterday.
And Smith hit a 6 then a 4 to bring up his 100.

Once again they wasted a good start in spite of Stokes's 6-99

Prolly will be 5.

lelouden
01-03-2014, 01:00 PM
A big thank you to all who have watched my video and commented there on youtube. I always like to reply and support all my seasonista friends. Some I can't reply to through youtube so I'll do it here :)



Ukey Dave39 minutes ago

This is excellent Linda. Very entertaining. Thanks for sharing.


uke4ia2 minutes ago

Excellent, Linda, both the audio and video. I especially like the little guy doing the between-pitches routine at 3:10.



Thanks Ukie Dave and uke4ia for your kind comments. 3:10 cracks me up too! I appreciate you watching.

Awe NUTS you know I love all of you guys!!! :biglaugh:

redpaul1
01-03-2014, 01:15 PM
I have that disc, I got it as a (very expensive to me at the time) import CD. UB40 in the states was (well to me, at the time anyway) just that band that did the Red, Red, Wine cover. I "discovered" this gem of a CD and found a much better band than I expected. I also learned what the UB40 form was and how they got their name. Great story about the Bangles!

Glad you liked the story. And good to have you back!

29moons
01-03-2014, 01:59 PM
There's some Bowie! I credit this album as one those that truly transformed my taste in music. This is an excellent version with a lot of heart in it. Your vocals really fit it well and you made it your own. I especially like the delay and the phase shifting on the uke it makes a great sound. I like it so much that I plan on using it myself at some point. I'm glad you got the time to get a video in this week. Though it lacks the MTV style, the song more than makes up for it. A well done entry.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYWszC6fprc

Doing fancy video isn't an option for me, since I'm recording the sound with the camera's microphone. But as an alternative way to add a little value this week, I'm adding some delay and phase shifting by plugging the uke through my synthesizer's effects processing module.

29moons
01-03-2014, 02:07 PM
The song that started it all. Well done. I love snow days and the impromptu fun that they bring. There's a lot of layers on this and it fills it out well. I love the uke throughout along with your son's backing vocals. You took the recording process and spliced it well with an inventive video style that kept me wanting to watch. I like the out of sync video in portions because it accentuates your son's over acting (sorry if he wasn't.) You guys did a great job, I really enjoyed it. Thanks


OK, here's my first-ever attempt at posting a multitrack recording, along with my first ever attempt at editing a video. This is what my son and I got up to on a snow day. Given the theme, it seems particularly appropriate to record a version of the first video ever played on MTV: "Video Killed the Radio Star", by the Buggles.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiqVft3rdvc&feature=youtu.be

electrauke
01-03-2014, 07:23 PM
In an attempt to participate in every Season of 2014, here is my entry, another version of Stray Cat Strut by the Stray Cats. After 4 days of recording, filming, and editing, it is finally ready. All the noises you hear and editing were done by me and filming was done by my sister:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K0yQmPbM1M&feature=c4-overview&list=UUOfnhZ-E4fGPT5agyHQMjFg

Thanks, hope you enjoy it!

redpaul1
01-03-2014, 10:50 PM
In an attempt to participate in every Season of 2014, here is my entry, another version of Stray Cat Strut by the Stray Cats. After 4 days of recording, filming, and editing, it is finally ready. All the noises you hear and editing were done by me and filming was done by my sister:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K0yQmPbM1M&feature=c4-overview&list=UUOfnhZ-E4fGPT5agyHQMjFg

Thanks, hope you enjoy it!
I certainly did! :shaka:

Barbablanca
01-04-2014, 02:58 AM
Just posted the song I wrote this week (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?85238-The-Island-of-Misfit-Seasonistas&p=1456402#post1456402) - inspired by this theme - over on the Island.

ChrisDeston821
01-04-2014, 07:16 AM
Blah! So one of my resolutions was to make a video a month (having never recorded myself playing it..) and usually I'd be OCD and nitpick at everything but I caught a quote elsewhere on the forum of Beethoven's "To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable" and yeah. I've not had time so I did a PIP of me playing it and haven't really met the "Video" section of this challenge as well as I could have at all and there are PLENTY of mistakes (At 1:50ish I assumed I wouldn't be using that audio/video after hitting a bum note so I just kinda kept going without caring and I'm chunnering now..)
TL;DR First Try At Recording Self Play, Didn't Do Great, Will try to redo next year maybe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_ZEEK2uRHA

My faves of this week in no order have been:
Pabrizzer's Mad World (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?91539-Week-98-I-Want-My-MTV!&p=1452554#post1452554)
Watch Your Toes Safety Dance (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?91539-Week-98-I-Want-My-MTV!&p=1454003#post1454003)
Uke4ia's Let's Dance (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?91539-Week-98-I-Want-My-MTV!&p=1456034#post1456034)
and thesillydave's Addicted to Love (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?91539-Week-98-I-Want-My-MTV!&p=1455683#post1455683)
but am impressed by all entries this week. Good effort all! Gunna stop writing this post now.. :o

ChrisDeston821
01-04-2014, 07:32 AM
Blah! So one of my resolutions was to make a video a month (having never recorded myself playing it..) and usually I'd be OCD and nitpick at everything but I caught a quote elsewhere on the forum of Beethoven's "To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable" and yeah. I've not had time so I did a PIP of me playing it and haven't really met the "Video" section of this challenge as well as I could have at all and there are PLENTY of mistakes (At 1:50ish I assumed I wouldn't be using that audio/video after hitting a bum note so I just kinda kept going without caring and I'm chunnering now..) :o
TL;DR First Try At Recording Self Play, Didn't Do Great, Will try to redo next year maybe but I wanted to post it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_ZEEK2uRHA

My faves of this week in no order have been:
Pabrizzer's Mad World (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?91539-Week-98-I-Want-My-MTV!&p=1452554#post1452554)
Watch Your Toes Safety Dance (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?91539-Week-98-I-Want-My-MTV!&p=1454003#post1454003)
Uke4ia's Let's Dance (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?91539-Week-98-I-Want-My-MTV!&p=1456034#post1456034)
and thesillydave's Addicted to Love (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?91539-Week-98-I-Want-My-MTV!&p=1455683#post1455683)
but am impressed by all entries this week. Good effort all! Gunna stop writing this post now.. :o

electrauke
01-04-2014, 07:44 AM
Thanks you very much to all of you guys that posted a comment on my video! It really means a lot to me.

redpaul1
01-04-2014, 09:03 AM
62645

http://youtu.be/3Lt1nbAJNXs

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
01-04-2014, 10:49 AM
A difficult one for me this week as I don't think I have ever watched MTV :^( and I am not really into making fancy videos.
Any road up, I found a great song on a list of MTV videos which was made by Buster Poindexter.
As I am not really interested in video making, I just strapped my camera to the handlebars of my bicycle and hit the road, so nothing exciting visually I'm afraid.

Audio recorded as one take in audacity with a little echo added.



http://youtu.be/NGdkBj4xswg

mattydee
01-05-2014, 08:04 AM
I have thought about doing this song a few times over the course of the Seasons, and was glad to finally have such a fun opportunity. I took Pa's route and did an homage to the original video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv6tuzHUuuk). I had very little time this week, so the camerawork and uke tracks are very rough, but I did have fun putting together the video. Those are my castmates helping out.


http://youtu.be/ps3gtws5vmk

Funny, too, one of the first uke videos I ever made, only a few months into my ukeing career, was very similar to this challenge. When this week's challenge was posted, and I feared I wouldn't have time to complete it, I thought I'd at least be able to put this one up. But now it can act as a companion...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF66TiWfDLY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF66TiWfDLY)

redpaul1
01-05-2014, 08:49 AM
Blah! So one of my resolutions was to make a video a month (having never recorded myself playing it..) and usually I'd be OCD and nitpick at everything but I caught a quote elsewhere on the forum of Beethoven's "To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable" and yeah. I've not had time so I did a PIP of me playing it and haven't really met the "Video" section of this challenge as well as I could have at all and there are PLENTY of mistakes (At 1:50ish I assumed I wouldn't be using that audio/video after hitting a bum note so I just kinda kept going without caring and I'm chunnering now..) :o
TL;DR First Try At Recording Self Play, Didn't Do Great, Will try to redo next year maybe but I wanted to post it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_ZEEK2uRHA


Good stuff Chris and welcome to the Seasons! Based in Manchester, do you ever find yourself at the Levy Uke-Up, by any chance?

p.s., what's a PIP and who are TL and DR :)

cua94
01-05-2014, 10:12 AM
I want my MTV, Alive and Kicking by Simpleminds. One of my favs from MTV.

Well, I had some trouble with it but this is how it came out. Mostly due to old computer and old software it seems. I tried it with another computer but same thing happened. I need about a month to work out how to do it on imovie so this will have to do.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHo2v5HGcSY

redpaul1
01-05-2014, 10:16 AM
I want my MTV, Alive and Kicking by Simpleminds. One of my favs from MTV.

Well, I had some trouble with it but this is how it came out. Mostly due to old computer and old software it seems. I tried it with another computer but same thing happened. I need about a month to work out how to do it on imovie so this will have to do.

Cua94 (Liz)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nz4m_zIwvA

Hi Liz: "This Video Is Private" I'm afraid. P x

Shady Wilbury
01-05-2014, 10:17 AM
Liz,

Looking forward to seeing your video - could you make it public? ;)

watchyourtoes
01-05-2014, 10:49 AM
I have thought about doing this song a few times over the course of the Seasons, and was glad to finally have such a fun opportunity. I took Pa's route and did an homage to the original video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv6tuzHUuuk). I had very little time this week, so the camerawork and uke tracks are very rough, but I did have fun putting together the video. Those are my castmates helping out.


http://youtu.be/ps3gtws5vmk

Funny, too, one of the first uke videos I ever made, only a few months into my ukeing career, was very similar to this challenge. When this week's challenge was posted, and I feared I wouldn't have time to complete it, I thought I'd at least be able to put this one up. But now it can act as a companion...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF66TiWfDLY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF66TiWfDLY)



Holy...
Crap...

mattydee, you just blew me away
This is fantastic! This is another grand reminder of how talented and creative you Seasonistas are! If this is "a little rough" to you, then I don't think I'm prepared to see you at your best! Perhaps I would explode in awe?
You picked a perfect song to pay tribute to both 80s music and videos and you blew it away with your uked-out rendition. I love that you got your cast mates involved too. Not only does it help pay homage to the iconic video, it also reflects what a fun and social instrument the ukulele is.
I can't quit replaying this video!!!!!

29moons
01-05-2014, 11:15 AM
I have updated the list to include the latest submissions as well as a few I missed. If I have forgotten anyone please let me know.

I have not had time to reply the latest submissions since I want to be sure to give them the time they deserve. So, I will posts those later this evening after I get back from taking my kid ice skating.

max2173
01-05-2014, 11:58 AM
Here's our entry. The vocals, ukulele, backing vocals and video were all done by me; the guitar, stylophone and drums were my friend Matt whom some of you will remember!


http://youtu.be/jc3abRzzUF8

Whilst shooting the video I managed to lock myself out of the house, and I didn't half get some funny looks walking around miming and videoing myself!

UkeyDave
01-05-2014, 12:07 PM
Here's our entry. The vocals, ukulele, backing vocals and video were all done by me; the guitar, stylophone and drums were my friend Matt whom some of you will remember!


http://youtu.be/jc3abRzzUF8

Whilst shooting the video I managed to lock myself out of the house, and I didn't half get some funny looks walking around miming and videoing myself!
If you go out in the woods today you'll sure have a big surprise.
Hahaha this is brilliant Max and I love the twirl. Had me laughing throughout. Great stuff. I love how your constantly on the look out for someone watching you. I can't tell you how much watching that has cheered me up. Well done young man. Great vid and song.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
01-05-2014, 12:08 PM
The video that scared me most as a child was Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' "Don't Come Around Here No More"---a creepy, rock and roll Alice in Wonderland---so I knew I had to play the song this week.

Luckily, Portland got a visit this week from a great Alaskan ukulele player, and she had time to jam with a few of us Portland Seasonistas. We put this together one and got it recorded in one take just before Myrna's ukulele-hang-out-time ran out. Whee.

My video-editing skills are nonexistent, so this one's being given the "MTV Unplugged" (that show debuted in November, 1989) treatment.

Thanks to Jessica (my smart, talented wife) for making video titles. Thanks to 29moons for a great challenge. (I had a blast watching videos for inspiration.) Big, big, extra huge thank yous to myrnaukelele, librainian, and ukuleledaddy for jamming out. So great to meet you, Myrna, and so fun to rock out with you all. This video is an entry for all four of us.


http://youtu.be/c5K8mK3Pmh0

GaryC1968
01-05-2014, 01:33 PM
I've been meaning to get this recorded all week, but couldn't get it recorded and do the slideshow. I did screw up the words toward the end, but I figure most people will stop listening before that point. :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysKe2fXWa98

librainian
01-05-2014, 03:09 PM
Are you kidding? I wish it was longer. So many fun pics you put in there. Fun by the ton. Well done!


I've been meaning to get this recorded all week, but couldn't get it recorded and do the slideshow. I did screw up the words toward the end, but I figure most people will stop listening before that point. :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysKe2fXWa98

29moons
01-05-2014, 03:11 PM
Wow! I love this video. Taking the time to really think it out and get it filmed. This is very reminiscent of the videos that my friend Danny would make in the early 90's. It's very cool that you can act out and sing the song like they did a lot in the early days of MTV (of course they still do.) Your sister did a great job filming and your editing is well done too. The song is a great multi-track that sounds really good, just like the Stray Cats. I enjoyed this a lot as I'm sure everyone else did. Well done and kudos.


In an attempt to participate in every Season of 2014, here is my entry, another version of Stray Cat Strut by the Stray Cats. After 4 days of recording, filming, and editing, it is finally ready. All the noises you hear and editing were done by me and filming was done by my sister:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K0yQmPbM1M&feature=c4-overview&list=UUOfnhZ-E4fGPT5agyHQMjFg

Thanks, hope you enjoy it!

29moons
01-05-2014, 03:22 PM
I loved this video in the eighties, Bon Jovi flying all around, awesome. I don't worry about mistakes so you shouldn't either. When I played guitar in a band in the 90's I would worry so much if I missed a note and then figured out if I didn't say anything then no one except the other band members noticed. So, don't sweat it. You did something this week that no one else did and I was very impressed by it, the picture in picture to show the rhythm and lead. You also did the Jake Shimaburkuro thing of playing the vocal line instead of singing it. I did that with my version of Blue Christmas this year. Excellent entry that I really enjoyed. Thanks.


Blah! So one of my resolutions was to make a video a month (having never recorded myself playing it..) and usually I'd be OCD and nitpick at everything but I caught a quote elsewhere on the forum of Beethoven's "To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable" and yeah. I've not had time so I did a PIP of me playing it and haven't really met the "Video" section of this challenge as well as I could have at all and there are PLENTY of mistakes (At 1:50ish I assumed I wouldn't be using that audio/video after hitting a bum note so I just kinda kept going without caring and I'm chunnering now..) :o
TL;DR First Try At Recording Self Play, Didn't Do Great, Will try to redo next year maybe but I wanted to post it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_ZEEK2uRHA

My faves of this week in no order have been:
Pabrizzer's Mad World (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?91539-Week-98-I-Want-My-MTV!&p=1452554#post1452554)
Watch Your Toes Safety Dance (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?91539-Week-98-I-Want-My-MTV!&p=1454003#post1454003)
Uke4ia's Let's Dance (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?91539-Week-98-I-Want-My-MTV!&p=1456034#post1456034)
and thesillydave's Addicted to Love (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?91539-Week-98-I-Want-My-MTV!&p=1455683#post1455683)
but am impressed by all entries this week. Good effort all! Gunna stop writing this post now.. :o

29moons
01-05-2014, 03:32 PM
I love the sign, that's funny. A second Eurythmics entry and it is totally different than the first. I liked this a lot because of the solo aspect and it reminds of the experimental stuff I heard a lot in the eighties. The static sign that begs to be read during this interesting uke interpretation. Thanks for the entry.


62645

http://youtu.be/3Lt1nbAJNXs

GinnyT11
01-05-2014, 03:36 PM
The video that scared me most as a child was Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' "Don't Come Around Here No More"---a creepy, rock and roll Alice in Wonderland---so I knew I had to play the song this week.

Thanks to Jessica (my smart, talented wife) for making video titles. Thanks to 29moons for a great challenge. (I had a blast watching videos for inspiration.) Big, big, extra huge thank yous to myrnaukelele, librainian, and ukuleledaddy for jamming out. So great to meet you, Myrna, and so fun to rock out with you all. This video is an entry for all four of us.


I LOVED watching this! Just the idea of all of you getting together is exciting, but your song together was great. Your shared joy was evident.
Please be sure to post it in the Seasonistas Jamming with Seasonistas thread.

29moons
01-05-2014, 05:18 PM
This is a great example showing that it doesn't take much to do a lot. This is a great visual that takes us on a little trip but showcases the music too. MTV took music and it more interesting by adding a storyline that we could follow or just adding visuals to distract us. I like Buster and the fact that he was in the New York Dolls so he knew how to shock. A wonderful cover you did that played well and sounds good. This is a great example of doing something different and yet easily. Great entry.


A difficult one for me this week as I don't think I have ever watched MTV :^( and I am not really into making fancy videos.
Any road up, I found a great song on a list of MTV videos which was made by Buster Poindexter.
As I am not really interested in video making, I just strapped my camera to the handlebars of my bicycle and hit the road, so nothing exciting visually I'm afraid.

Audio recorded as one take in audacity with a little echo added.



http://youtu.be/NGdkBj4xswg

ukuleledaddy
01-05-2014, 05:22 PM
The video that scared me most as a child was Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' "Don't Come Around Here No More"---a creepy, rock and roll Alice in Wonderland---so I knew I had to play the song this week.

Luckily, Portland got a visit this week from a great Alaskan ukulele player, and she had time to jam with a few of us Portland Seasonistas. We put this together one and got it recorded in one take just before Myrna's ukulele-hang-out-time ran out. Whee.

My video-editing skills are nonexistent, so this one's being given the "MTV Unplugged" (that show debuted in November, 1989) treatment.

Thanks to Jessica (my smart, talented wife) for making video titles. Thanks to 29moons for a great challenge. (I had a blast watching videos for inspiration.) Big, big, extra huge thank yous to myrnaukelele, librainian, and ukuleledaddy for jamming out. So great to meet you, Myrna, and so fun to rock out with you all. This video is an entry for all four of us.


Ralf, thanks so much for hosting us! I had a blast and it was so wonderful to meet Andrew and Myrna. We spent so much time having fun before we even got to the song that the video almost didn't happen. Can't wait for the next jam!

29moons
01-05-2014, 05:25 PM
Matty going with some Bangles! I like it. Another submission that took to the video well and incorporated those things made 80's video so much fun. You had your friends as well as yourself walking like an Egyptian and that made this video so much fun to watch. Even though you didn't have a lot of time you did a lot with it and it shows. I love your fez by the way. You did a great multi-track of the song with great backing vocals that rival the originals. It's very funny and has a lot of that spur of the moment feel to do it. Your uke sounds great in this, you do the effects well. Another great entry and I thank you for it.


I have thought about doing this song a few times over the course of the Seasons, and was glad to finally have such a fun opportunity. I took Pa's route and did an homage to the original video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv6tuzHUuuk). I had very little time this week, so the camerawork and uke tracks are very rough, but I did have fun putting together the video. Those are my castmates helping out.


http://youtu.be/ps3gtws5vmk

Funny, too, one of the first uke videos I ever made, only a few months into my ukeing career, was very similar to this challenge. When this week's challenge was posted, and I feared I wouldn't have time to complete it, I thought I'd at least be able to put this one up. But now it can act as a companion...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF66TiWfDLY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF66TiWfDLY)

29moons
01-05-2014, 05:32 PM
Amazing video with that "waxing nostalgic" thing I was talking about. I like how you look a little paranoid during the entire video. You did something that I really like by bringing the stylophone for the catchy melody that made this song so popular. I love that sound it brings and partnered with your uke it really sounds great. At the time when this video came along it was absolute cutting edge with those awesome graphics incorporated to film. So, to take this song and do something different with it that still makes me want watch is great. I loved this one and smiled throughout as I watched and grooved with it. Thanks for this great entry.


Here's our entry. The vocals, ukulele, backing vocals and video were all done by me; the guitar, stylophone and drums were my friend Matt whom some of you will remember!


http://youtu.be/jc3abRzzUF8

Whilst shooting the video I managed to lock myself out of the house, and I didn't half get some funny looks walking around miming and videoing myself!

Dan Uke
01-05-2014, 05:44 PM
MTV is so much better back then...look at the crazy videos now!



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

29moons
01-05-2014, 05:55 PM
Bringing in a super group for the week, pretty frickin' awesome. To have 4 seasonistas together at one in one place could cause the world to explode. Oh well! We'll have to chance it. I loved this video when it first came out featuring Tom Petty sans band as the Mad Hatter. That sitar in it was sick. So when I saw the name of the song I was excited and then saw so many ukesters. All of you played so well together and the vocals were amazing. I was blown away by this entry and feel very lucky to have this posted during my week. I like it that you went for the unplugged thing as I'm surprised it didn't get mentioned more this week. Thanks to all four of you for this, I wish I could get to Portland sooner so I can be apart of all that ukulele love but the jobs are proving elusive, oh well, someday. Great entry guys and I am seriously impressed by this.


The video that scared me most as a child was Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' "Don't Come Around Here No More"---a creepy, rock and roll Alice in Wonderland---so I knew I had to play the song this week.

Luckily, Portland got a visit this week from a great Alaskan ukulele player, and she had time to jam with a few of us Portland Seasonistas. We put this together one and got it recorded in one take just before Myrna's ukulele-hang-out-time ran out. Whee.

My video-editing skills are nonexistent, so this one's being given the "MTV Unplugged" (that show debuted in November, 1989) treatment.

Thanks to Jessica (my smart, talented wife) for making video titles. Thanks to 29moons for a great challenge. (I had a blast watching videos for inspiration.) Big, big, extra huge thank yous to myrnaukelele, librainian, and ukuleledaddy for jamming out. So great to meet you, Myrna, and so fun to rock out with you all. This video is an entry for all four of us.


http://youtu.be/c5K8mK3Pmh0

bird's eye view of my ukelele
01-05-2014, 11:48 PM
MTV is so much better back then...look at the crazy videos now!


]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE
i rather like that one

29moons
01-06-2014, 06:32 AM
Where's the beef? Great video Gary! This is a song that I've never heard, I wasn't too into the Beastie Boys when they first came out. I enjoyed the video a lot and all of the shots that pertain to each line is great. Works well with your weeks theme. Great montage. Nice song with that great uke sound you have. Great entry with that MTV feel I was looking for. Nicely done.


I've been meaning to get this recorded all week, but couldn't get it recorded and do the slideshow. I did screw up the words toward the end, but I figure most people will stop listening before that point. :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysKe2fXWa98

29moons
01-06-2014, 06:43 AM
I love Simple Minds! I saw Breakfast Club on a sneak preview with Dune in one of those test audiences 2 weeks before it came out. That was where I first heard them and then they followed up with this gem. You did a great montage video with all of those great pics. I really enjoyed watching it and listening to your great version of this song. You made it your own with a great uke and your wonderful voice. I wish the sound hadn't dropped out at the 1:06 mark. Of well, still a great entry, thanks for submitting it.


I want my MTV, Alive and Kicking by Simpleminds. One of my favs from MTV.

Well, I had some trouble with it but this is how it came out. Mostly due to old computer and old software it seems. I tried it with another computer but same thing happened. I need about a month to work out how to do it on imovie so this will have to do.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHo2v5HGcSY

max2173
01-07-2014, 05:19 AM
A few people on YouTube have asked how far I walked/ran whilst shooting my video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc3abRzzUF8&list=PLJxlmr0AvWLZL4aErdh_ScT0dojwZevPZ). The truth is I'm not entirely sure.

Originally I started shooting the video in my house, and filmed myself leaving through the front door. The first attempt resulted in me forgetting my key and being locked out until my sister came round to let me back in. I had a few more attempts at this route (three or four I think) before I realised that each clip I took of myself only recorded for two minutes and then stopped. Some of the attempts were a full four minutes of walking, some not so long as I messed up half way through.

I figured out how to change the settings on my phone camera to record for longer and decided to move onto the wooded track you see in the video to add a little more drama. One attempt was aborted due to some playing children getting in the video, one attempt was on the receiving end of a dog walker. I think I managed the actual take after four attempts along the track.

All in all I probably did seven or eight lots of four minute walks / runs. Let's say eight (sounds better that way). According to Google Maps the distance I walked each time was roughly a fifth to a quarter of a mile, but that's only the measurement of the straight road that runs near the track. I'm going to estimate and say the bendy nature of the track added half again and say it was about a third of a mile I travelled each time. Given that I did a similar route eight (ish) times I can hazard a guess that I travelled about two and two-third miles during shooting. I had to walk back and forth a couple of times too, so I'm going to go out on a limb and say I covered about three miles during the shooting of the video.

That doesn't cover walking to the village to get my sister to let me into the house!

I know that's only a very rough answer, but it's as good a guess as any. On a related note, I wonder if this very rough maths is the reason I never managed to finish my physics degree?!

GinnyT11
01-07-2014, 05:44 AM
A few people on YouTube have asked how far I walked/ran whilst shooting. The truth is I'm not entirely sure.
... I'm going to go out on a limb and say I covered about three miles during the shooting of the video. That doesn't cover walking to the village to get my sister to let me into the house!
I know that's only a very rough answer, but it's as good a guess as any. On a related note, I wonder if this very rough maths is the reason I never managed to finish my physics degree?!

This is quite funny, Max, but I'm not laughing AT you. I'm actually saluting you with a smile on my face because you're so clever, and you did something really unusual for a Seasons entry. Bravo!

29moons
01-07-2014, 06:15 AM
That is a lot of walking. Great job, I appreciate the amount of physical activity that you put into this.


A few people on YouTube have asked how far I walked/ran whilst shooting my video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc3abRzzUF8&list=PLJxlmr0AvWLZL4aErdh_ScT0dojwZevPZ). The truth is I'm not entirely sure.

Originally I started shooting the video in my house, and filmed myself leaving through the front door. The first attempt resulted in me forgetting my key and being locked out until my sister came round to let me back in. I had a few more attempts at this route (three or four I think) before I realised that each clip I took of myself only recorded for two minutes and then stopped. Some of the attempts were a full four minutes of walking, some not so long as I messed up half way through.

I figured out how to change the settings on my phone camera to record for longer and decided to move onto the wooded track you see in the video to add a little more drama. One attempt was aborted due to some playing children getting in the video, one attempt was on the receiving end of a dog walker. I think I managed the actual take after four attempts along the track.

All in all I probably did seven or eight lots of four minute walks / runs. Let's say eight (sounds better that way). According to Google Maps the distance I walked each time was roughly a fifth to a quater of a mile, but that's only the measurement of the straight road that runs near the track. I'm going to estimate and say the bendy nature of the track added half again and say it was about a third of a mile I travelled each time. Given that I did a similar route eight (ish) times I can hazard a guess that I travelled about two and two-third miles during shooting. I had to walk back and forth a couple of times too, so I'm going to go out on a limb and say I covered about three miles during the shooting of the video.

That doesn't cover walking to the village to get my sister to let me into the house!

I know that's only a very rough answer, but it's as good a guess as any. On a related note, I wonder if this very rough maths is the reason I never managed to finish my physics degree?!

ukuleledaddy
01-08-2014, 09:20 AM
Hey John, this was such a fun week! Thanks for hosting. Last week kicked my butt, I was lucky enough to get away for a bit and hang out with Ralf, Andrew and Myrna (SO much fun!).
Here's what I did yesterday which I was hoping to get in last week but there was no time. Pink Houses by John Cougar Mellencamp. I landed it on The Island if you'd like to check it out. I put in some '80s photos for a few laughs.

29moons
01-08-2014, 09:47 AM
I love that. You really tagged it. I'm a big John Cougar/Mellencamp fan so you know I loved it. Scarecrow is my most favorite album. I'm sorry that you couldn't get this entry in for Week 98 but I'm glad too because you would've made my decision even harder. I've got it narrowed down to 4 or 5 right now. Your new mic sounds great and I love the multi-track with the baritone and the new uke. You played it and layered it well.

Oregon is still the plan and I want to jam with you when I get there. I'm putting in 2-3 resumes a week now but nothing yet. I'm having my resume updated professionally too so hopefully that will get it done. If you know anyone in the IT world looking for Desktop Support tech just let me know.

I know that I posted this in both threads but it's my thread and I can do what I want. Besides, if anyone knows of anything out there maybe they'll let me know.


Hey John, this was such a fun week! Thanks for hosting. Last week kicked my butt, I was lucky enough to get away for a bit and hang out with Ralf, Andrew and Myrna (SO much fun!).
Here's what I did yesterday which I was hoping to get in last week but there was no time. Pink Houses by John Cougar Mellencamp. I landed it on The Island if you'd like to check it out. I put in some '80s photos for a few laughs.

ukuleledaddy
01-08-2014, 10:44 AM
John, I'm glad to hear that Portland is still your plan. It would be great to have you up here. I'm sure it's been hard to find work though. I just saw a a report by CNN that said that Oregon was the number one destination for people moving from one state to another last year. I'll let you know if I hear anything.

Thanks for the compliment. I'd love to go back and make some changes to the recording, but I say that just about every week. I try to quit while it's still fun, before it gets frustrating.

29moons
01-12-2014, 04:54 PM
I am still working on the video for the winners. I think I have all of the winners but want to make a nice video for the presentation since all of you worked so hard on your videos.

lelouden
01-12-2014, 06:27 PM
I am still working on the video for the winners. I think I have all of the winners but want to make a nice video for the presentation since all of you worked so hard on your videos.

Looking forward to seeing who you've come up with. This week was so much fun for me. I appreciate the work it must be to come up with a winner. Everyone did some really great thing this week. Loved the theme:)

29moons
01-19-2014, 06:48 AM
Finally! Right? The winners video announcement. Everyone did great but there can only be three. I will contact the winners for prize and shipping information.


http://youtu.be/FHq7jLE1DDk

frisbee fred
01-19-2014, 07:31 AM
Great choices for winners! Congrats!

lelouden
01-19-2014, 08:31 AM
Wow I can't believe I won! There were so many really great vids for this season I honestly thought so many others were going to take this one. First I would like to say that I LOVED THIS THEME. I loved that everyone made an effort to try something new and many people (Max) did something that I wouldn't have had the guts to do and then others shared their talents for the view through the camera which I loved. The seasons are filled with so much talent in so many areas and this week let that shine through for many participants so I am thrilled to have taken top choice. Thank You 29moons for choosing me and for the awesome theme. I think your right, many of us have carried the theme over into other seasons and thats a great thing. Big smiles from me!

Thank you, I accept:)

ukuloonie
01-19-2014, 09:55 AM
Updated the thread for the Winners for this season.
Congrats to the winners wooohoo it was a cool theme.

watchyourtoes
01-19-2014, 11:14 AM
Congrats Linda, Max and Electrauke!
I do not envy 29moons for having to narrow down all of these great videos to just three.
This was a really fun season! Definitely makes my top 5 fav seasons list.

xommen
01-19-2014, 12:27 PM
Thanks for the mention 29moons, you are right, I have been using the stuff I learned this season for the seasons after this one. And I even tried some new stuff. I am now having fun with the video editing as well as playing uke, so a win win I guess. And of course congratulations to the winners!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
01-19-2014, 12:51 PM
super theme, super season, big thanks to our host, and congrats to the worthy winners!

pabrizzer
01-19-2014, 12:55 PM
Terrific choices 29moons.
It really did bring out some good videos.
Thanks for the mention - as you could tell video editing is not my thing but it is on my list of things to get better at when I retire next year (if I make it).
Congrats to the worthy winners!

Barbablanca
01-19-2014, 01:27 PM
Congrats to the winners! Well done Senyor Veinte-Nueve Lunas!

erivel
01-19-2014, 01:57 PM
Congrats to all the winners! This was a fun season for sure. Thanks for the special mention John!

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
01-19-2014, 02:02 PM
Congralations to all the winners and to all the honorable mentions. Thanks to all this week's Seasonistas for sharing their MTV. Thanks Thanks to 29moons, for a terrific Season.

myrnaukelele
01-19-2014, 06:02 PM
Congratulations to all the winners and to all the honorable mentions. Thanks to all this week's Seasonistas for sharing their MTV. Thanks Thanks to 29moons, for a terrific Season.

Ditto! :agree:

max2173
01-20-2014, 11:27 AM
I'm over the (29)moon(s)!!!

I feel this was a really tough week with some absolutely amazing videos, so to be up there is just, wow, thanks! Congratulations to the other winners, and the mentions as always.

As a little aside, my girlfriend said her favourite video was Jazzbanjorex. Again. Please never come to England! She has a particular fondness for you I don't feel I can compete with!

electrauke
01-21-2014, 07:36 AM
Wow, I can't believe I won! Great job to Linda and Max for their awesome videos. I enjoyed watching everyone's videos!

ukuloonie
01-21-2014, 11:15 AM
Updated in the seasons library of winners (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?66328-Putting-together-all-the-seasons-of-the-Ukulele&p=1465758#post1465758)