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decaturcomp
01-11-2014, 01:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOSe-f28kAU
Remembering Musicians

Entries for Season 100 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOSe-f28kAU&list=PLeIzPEGGcS27xKYy7M4st5rK271hDQLFV&index=1)

decaturcomp
01-11-2014, 01:46 PM
I want some magic to keep me alive
I want a miracle ... I don't want to die
I'm afraid that if I go to sleep I'll never wake
I'll no longer exist
I'll close my eyes and disappear
and float into the mist


Somebody ... please hear me
my hand can't hold a cup of coffee
My fingers are weak - things just fall away
Inside I'm young and pretty
Too many things unfinished
My very breath taken away


Doctor you're no magician - and I am no believer
I need more than faith ... can give me now
I want to believe in miracles - not just belief in numbers
I need some magic to take me away

Lou Reed

decaturcomp
01-11-2014, 01:47 PM
Prizes from a hat...well, a cap:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFXmP3UT-e4

decaturcomp
01-11-2014, 01:55 PM
Please wait until Midnight HI time to post entries. ...and yes people like Pabrizzer did notice this hint (a song by recently departed J.J. Cale).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mro6eThyJjU

decaturcomp
01-11-2014, 01:59 PM
This is Amandalynn's (http://www.amandalynnsings.com/) first video from the CD that two of you will win this season:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3oLtxiSjHc

bird's eye view of my ukelele
01-11-2014, 02:12 PM
great theme

and great time of year to look back

also...

i'm not sure where i am on a chart of lazy, from 1 to 100 - maybe around 150? 200? but might you at all perchance perhaps be thinking of posting a text list of the artists you talk about in the opening vid?

lelouden
01-11-2014, 02:21 PM
Really great theme Alan. Are you limiting us to only those you mentioned or any musician lost in 2013? I know there are more.

GaryC1968
01-11-2014, 02:32 PM
Oh, I am so going to try to cover Kris Kross. I just hope it comes out wiggity, wiggity, wiggity wack!

greyghost
01-11-2014, 02:59 PM
Really great theme Alan. Are you limiting us to only those you mentioned or any musician lost in 2013? I know there are more.

I have the same question--there are a bunch of additional ones whose songs would make for really interesting entries. Obviously, if you want to stick to the ones named in the original video, that's cool too--I've had a few ideas already.

decaturcomp
01-11-2014, 03:16 PM
Here's my really sloppy working copy of the list of folks I suggested. Any musician who died in 2014 is okay, in fact I included that in my notes below but neglected to mention it. Songwriters/composers are fine, too, of course.

We lost a lot of great musicians this year notably the ones listed below.

But, there were lots of others, some less well known to moved on during 2013. I thought we could sing some of their songs for the 95th Season of the Ukulele. Here’s a list to use as a jumping off point

Now, what I like for you to do is to learn a song by one of these folks (or some other musician that died this year) and give it what you’ve got in tribute. Working musicians have a tough life. This season is all about love and respect and not winning so I’ll use the draw a winner or two from the hat deal.



lou reed
junior murvin (vocal Police and Thieves)
j.j. cale
edie gorme
mac curtis - Rocabilly Hall of Fame
jackie lomax - guitarist songwriter with George Harrison and Eric Clapton among others
9/18/13: Lindsay Cooper, a bassoon and oboe player who performed with the band Henry Cow as well as Comus, National Health, News From Babel, and David Thomas and the Pedestrians, has died from multiple sclerosis. She was 62.
Ray Manzerek
chris kellly (Kriss Kross)
George Jones
Richie Havens
4/21/13: Chrissy Amphlett, lead singer of the Divinyls (best known for the 90s hit "I Touch Myself"), has died from breast cancer/MS. She was 53.

Annette Joanne Funicello (born 1942, died April 8)

3/16/13: Jason Molina, the singer/songwriter known for Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co, has died of organ failure due to alcohol consumption. He was 39.
Alvin Lee
3/1/13: Jewel Akens, an R&B singer known for the song "The Birds and the Bees", died of complications from back surgery. He was 79.
Magic Slim
Yusef Lateef
Jim Hall
Marian McPartland
Eydie Gorme
Tompal Glaser
Harvey Lavan "Van" Cliburn Jr. (born 1934, died Feb. 27)
2/21/13: Cleotha Staples, an American gospel singer and- as part of the group The Staples Singers- a member of the Rock and Roll hall of Fame, had died of Alzheimer's. She was 77.
2/16/13: Tony Sheridan, an accomplished singer and once frontman of the Beatles, died at age 72. If you choose a Beatles tune or two to cover please make them selections from the Sheridan era.
2/12/13: Rick Huxley, bass player for the British Invasion pop-rock band Dave Clark Five, has died at age 72.

James Anderson DePreist (born 1936, died Feb. 8), among the first and only black conductors on the world stage,
2/4/13: Reg Presley, the singer of the British band The Troggs, died of lung cancer. He was 71.
1/30/13: Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of musical act The Andrews Sisters, died of natural causes. She was 94.
and, I guess the year started out rough on New Years Day
1/1/13: Musician and singer, Patti Page, passed away from unknown causes. Page was most famous for her songs "Tennessee Waltz" and "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" She was 85.

TCK
01-11-2014, 03:25 PM
As I was watching the intro video I was thinking to myself..."Self, Gary is the Mac Daddy...He does make me wanna Jump Jump". I am glad you were right there with it. I will advise you that my pants are currently on backwards, but I keep falling down at the good part
Oh, I am so going to try to cover Kris Kross. I just hope it comes out wiggity, wiggity, wiggity wack!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
01-11-2014, 04:08 PM
thank you so much for taking the time to type up your list -

and...

just to confirm and double check...

we can also do a song by a living artist, about death?

decaturcomp
01-11-2014, 04:25 PM
Yes. That's fine, too. And, I know I said something about not including murder ballads in the intro but I was mostly thinking of addressing death in a more general way maybe from the sense of loss by the living which is probably most of what we'll find. You know like "No Depression in Heaven" and "Last Kiss" and "Vincent Black Lightning" serious songs. heh.

I know this is weird to say here but I really just want to provide a direction and have you kids do what you want to do. Really the only idea is to celebrate musicians and other folks we miss because of their absence from this neighborhood of the living.

So, If you think you ought to do the song, you're right.


thank you so much for taking the time to type up your list -

and...

just to confirm and double check...

we can also do a song by a living artist, about death?

DWitt
01-11-2014, 05:10 PM
Songs about death = about half the songs I've ever played on the ukulele. Still, there is one that I've been waiting on, putting off, until I could do it right. I guess it's time.

decaturcomp
01-11-2014, 05:21 PM
Excellent! I knew I could count on you for such things.
Now I just need to get with Uke4ia about the Henry Cow...


Songs about death = about half the songs I've ever played on the ukulele. Still, there is one that I've been waiting on, putting off, until I could do it right. I guess it's time.

mythinformed
01-11-2014, 05:32 PM
Great theme Alan, I was only thinking about a week ago that there had been no mention on here or over on the Island of Phil Everly who passed about 10 days ago. Their music and harmonies influenced so many great artists that its immeasurable !!

myrnaukelele
01-11-2014, 05:36 PM
Any musician who died in 2014 is okay, in fact I included that in my notes below but neglected to mention it. Songwriters/composers are fine, too, of course.


Here's a link to 81 musicians who passed away this year. There are others i know of who are not mentioned. I'm hoping to do a tribute to an Alaskan musician who left us before his time.
http://www.ranker.com/list/dead-musicians-2013-famous-musician-deaths/rockboy?format=SLIDESHOW&page=1&action=lastpage

decaturcomp
01-11-2014, 06:07 PM
Good point, and one I've been thinking about since his death. Let's include him.


Great theme Alan, I was only thinking about a week ago that there had been no mention on here or over on the Island of Phil Everly who passed about 10 days ago. Their music and harmonies influenced so many great artists that its immeasurable !!

TCK
01-11-2014, 06:13 PM
Oh wait...
<TCK> The last time I remember looking at these, I lost a dear friend. It was 2006, and in a very short span we were dealt a couple of blows. James Brown- we all probably remember that, but to every king there is a queen. In the same short time, we learned that Miss Ruth Brown had passed...and I huddled up and cried all night long. She was so amazing. Really, I have never wept so hard.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnmbJruEkKw
So I went through these, knowing full well I would just be sad afterwards. I found this gal...a young blonde, everything she ever did was garbage as far as I can estimate, but Nashville liked her at one point, and people bought her stuff. I guess that point was before "drug and alcohol addled kid" was the new title. Her boyfriend shot himself (speculate), and later she shot herself, with two kids, in the same spot. She took the dog before she went as well...and left those babies in the system. Not sure what road leads here, but it ain't one I want to travel.
Anyway- this stuff is just sad. I wish I could bring myself to do a Mindy McCready song this week, but that probably ain't happening. Just going through the list and had to pause.</TCK>
I figure this week I can ponder. If that is not OK, let me know boss.

uke4ia
01-11-2014, 06:37 PM
Now I just need to get with Uke4ia about the Henry Cow...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbZfbwcQSx0

I'm not so sure about Henry Cow (though I was listening to National Health yesterday), but death songs are in my wheelhouse. I should have at least a couple this week. When I play live, I have at times referred to "my vast stockpile of songs about death and infirmity." I did my best original song about death for Season 84, so I probably won't do this one again this week.

pabrizzer
01-12-2014, 12:58 AM
Well, we lost JJ Cale last year. Cajun Moon was certainly done by him but I was surprised to see it was written by Jim Rushing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zUAr6p2d3k

UkeyDave
01-12-2014, 01:38 AM
I imagine there will be a few versions of this one. Here is my FIRST version. I probably have more versions of this great classic to come too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY1wVTCRpS8

wee_ginga_yin
01-12-2014, 01:48 AM
Richie Havens that right hand strum wizard at Woodstock did an acoustic set which
included Freedom/Motherless Child (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5aPBU34Fyk) which comes from the gospel tradition and has been
covered by Odetta and Mahaila Jackson, where the emphasis is the coming of a better
kingdom and the release from slavery. Death being seen as a release from pitiless bondage

However " (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1uTIVTwpVI)Sweet honey in the rock" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1uTIVTwpVI) do a wonderful version of this song which concentrates
on loss, upheaval, and the rootlessness of slaves being torn from Mother Africa. Separated from father
mother brothers and sisters... the loss of relationships

Having just seen 12 years a slave (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiw1cYXQw4g)
I am reminded once again of man's inhumanity to man.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCUQX6Slcac

Yeti&Kira
01-12-2014, 02:55 AM
Hello everyone! Lot's of nice musicians passed away in 2013, that is so true.
Here's my first entry for the contest. It wasn't recorded exactly for SOU100, so I'll make another one in a couple of days.
Wild Thing - The Troggs

http://youtu.be/VkTxTxxDrHE

UkeyDave
01-12-2014, 02:59 AM
And here is an alternative (a bit more upbeat) version of Tennessee Waltz. Great season theme by the way Alan.
Different Uke, Different tuning, Different mood, Different shirt. ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFIdQPltx5w

decaturcomp
01-12-2014, 03:24 AM
Well, TCK, if you're just asking for an opinion, Mindy McCready seems to be beneath you, to me. (Okay, minds out of the gutter folks...). I think your assessment is correct. She was just apeing all of the other Nashville 'women with hit records'. There are folks more deserving of your attention. For example there's "Whiskey Lullabye" that Allison Krauss sang with Brad Paisley before her singing voice died this year (temporarily I hope).

bird's eye view of my ukelele
01-12-2014, 04:08 AM
So, If you think you ought to do the song, you're right.

that's very sweet of you! i'm going with this, but really - if it doesn't count that's ok!

missing - by everything but the girl


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIPQcuCt8A8

is the person being sung about, dead? or missing? in which sense have they moved on?

in real life tracey thorn did have a close friend who went missing

and her life and music partner ben watt contracted an autoimmune disease which can be fatal - luckily he survived, but is it that potential sense of loss we can hear in the original?

whichever way you look at it, it's an amazing song

and if it counts for this season that's cool

and if it doesn't that's cool too

either way this season inspired me to do it, so, thank you!

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
01-12-2014, 05:07 AM
I was practising this one anyway just before Phil Everly died, so a quick recording was fairly easy.
This seems to be my normal practise mode with a nearly 3 year old on my lap. He is normally trying to grab the strings in the middle while I strum one end and fret the other, so there isn't much sound :^(


http://youtu.be/EhhIY5LfJcM

decaturcomp
01-12-2014, 05:56 AM
FWIW, I'm making comments directly on YT/G+.
Videos are being added to the playlist as I get to them.
I am not planning to add videos that are retreads from the past as part of this season but, if you only have time to send along an older video and will let me know that, I'll add you to the hat.
Good start here folks.
I'm thinking of two more ways that you can get a second entry into the hat by the way. I'll post something later about my first decision but the second one is:

Whosoever posts what turns out to be video 100 on the playlist for Season 100 (decision of de judge may not be accurate but it will be unbiased) will get a second placement in the drawing.

xommen
01-12-2014, 06:21 AM
Ok here is my first entry, a U2 song I wanted to do for some time, because I think it is great. But I also know why I did not do it before. I guess this was take 20 or so, and I still think I did not do the song justice, but it will have to do. I added some extra vocals and my rainstick. I played with iMovie some more just to find out how some things work. I will probably also do a Lou Reed song somewhere in this week. The reason this song fits the theme in my opinion is that Bono wrote this when his father passed away.

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

mythinformed
01-12-2014, 06:36 AM
Some of you are really scraping the barrel here to get in your fave songs..... ahem......... Miss. Lynda and Mr.Wim !!
I believe Elvis's chiropodist died last year so I may just do an Elvis toon in memory of the legendary toe nail clipper and bunion remover!! Lol
Both great songs and covers by you both btw !!

bonesigh
01-12-2014, 06:52 AM
If you'd like here are a couple of my old videos about that dreaded ending. The first one is a song I wrote about a friend of mine who lost her hubby in '13 to brain cancer ),:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEmyZu7hT_I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJqleSbGZTg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_tAs0r1vq8

mikef
01-12-2014, 07:25 AM
Hi Guys! Happy new year to you lovely people.
My apologies for going AWOL, my recording laptop died but after much screwdriver jiggery-pokery I'm finally back in ukulele action. I've moved my gear into my garden office too so I can record LONG into to night without waking my wife! In fact I'm so excited I've managed to enter this week on the hallowed Sunday!

ANYWAY...
Here's my entry...
"Running Free" by Iron Maiden.
This is dedicated to Maiden drummer Clive Burr who sadly died in March 2013 from Multiple Sclerosis aged only 56. Clive's drumming formed the backbone of the first 3 (arguably the best) Iron Maiden albums and along with the rhythmic bass playing of Steve Harris was instrumental in creating the classic Maiden sound they still belt out today. "Running Free" is from the first album.


http://youtu.be/ayvQrcl5Hhk

we tigers
01-12-2014, 08:21 AM
Way to go! Iron Maiden on the first day \m/
I was actually considering some Slayer for this week, but I don't think I can do the mighty Hanneman proud...

TCK
01-12-2014, 08:28 AM
<tck> For round one, I decided to play a happy little tune about death instead of jumping right into the list of those who departed this year. I was at a memorial yesterday for my neighbors wife, who left rather unexpectedly, so I was a little pre-occupied with anonymous people who have passed rather than the famous. This one comes from Jim Carroll, who died. I suspect he wore himself out pretty good before he did so though. </tck>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPW-w19J7IA

bird's eye view of my ukelele
01-12-2014, 08:48 AM
I believe Elvis's chiropodist died last year so I may just do an Elvis toon in memory of the legendary toe nail clipper and bunion remover!! Lol

really looking forward to this, mark - the mighty elvis would have been nothing without that guy - what ya gonna play? footloose? ;)



I was actually considering some Slayer for this week...
ooh

slayer

they are one of my bezzie mate's uber fave bands...

maybe i'll ask her what their most uke-friendly song might be

when she stops laughing i might even get an answer!

GinnyT11
01-12-2014, 09:00 AM
Hello everyone! Lot's of nice musicians passed away in 2013, that is so true.
Here's my first entry for the contest. It wasn't recorded exactly for SOU100, so I'll make another one in a couple of days. Wild Thing - The Troggs

Seasonistas, did you see this? Yeti&Kira's FIRST POST on UU is an entry into the Seasons! Yay!!

Glad to have you here!

mythinformed
01-12-2014, 09:32 AM
really looking forward to this, mark - the mighty elvis would have been nothing without that guy - what ya gonna play? footloose?

Barefoot Ballad !! ;)

xommen
01-12-2014, 10:53 AM
Ok my second entry is a song by Lou Reed, who did pass away last year so this one fits this season like a glove, this is my take on: walk on the wild side. I did a slideshow in iMovie, for some more practice, all images are safe for work/kids (just thought I'd mention that), the bird is a dodo, get it?

http://youtu.be/F3L5Nqj08Ns

greenie44
01-12-2014, 11:12 AM
I saw that the great Bobby Blue Bland passed last year. Although I love his music a great deal, don't know if I will get to him this coming week, but I'm thinking the Ukelites might be just perfect for a task like that.

frisbee fred
01-12-2014, 11:31 AM
One-take fun with my Son Evan as this is his last evening home on break from college. I said in the video it's a two-fer because it's a song about death by an artist who died in 2013 (this is Richie Havens' version). It's actually a three-fer in that it is also a sing-a-long. Feel free to grab your uke and join in. We're in D.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy4LNYnMEXI&feature=youtu.be

we tigers
01-12-2014, 11:43 AM
It has been a few weeks since we've last entered a Season, but we wouldn't let Season 100 slip...

Twenty years ago I bought my first Will Oldham record (Palace Music, Palace Songs, Palace Brothers, Bonnie Prince Billy) and I remember being really impressed by the combination of sparse recordings, stripped down vocals and enigmatic lyrics. We've tried recording one of his songs before, but never could get one done. We never were able to do the original songs any justice. Tonight we've recorded the Palace Music song Trudy Dies from 1993 and somehow this time it seem to work. Hope you like it!


http://youtu.be/5_MxWBgoH84

lelouden
01-12-2014, 11:43 AM
Jimmy Dawkins 1936-2013
Jimmy Dawkins, a Chicago blues guitarist whose prodigious technique earned him the nickname Fast Fingers, and whose admirers included a number of guitarists far more famous than he was, died on April 10 at his home in Chicago. He was 76. As a guitarist, he was intense without being dramatic; as a singer, he was expressive without shouting; as a performer, he was, by choice, not much of a showman.

He never had a large following in the United States, in part because he decided early on to do most of his touring in Europe and Japan, where he found audiences to be more receptive. But among his fans were fellow guitarists like Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
check him out here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjAj06GKKvg)
Here is my lame attempt at Blues by me. The Bari B and the Uke E is a killer for me!
Walking Down On Backstreet~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P6fcsNNYzk&feature=youtu.be

wee_ginga_yin
01-12-2014, 12:32 PM
Theme from Four weddings and a Funeral and sung by Wet Wet Wet
but originally written by Reg Presley from the Troggs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK7Gy-e6z2o

greenie44
01-12-2014, 12:40 PM
Had to do a Lou Reed number - this is one that has been in my book for years, so I was able to do it in one take, with a little bit of vocal overdubs, which seemed required.

Hope I did it justice.


http://youtu.be/v1H54uM5eKA

pabrizzer
01-12-2014, 01:14 PM
Theme from Four weddings and a Funeral and sung by Wet Wet Wet
but originally written by Reg Presley from the Troggs.


I also liked the Christmas version from Love Actually.

southside mike
01-12-2014, 01:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GxcmYblBUc
J.J. Cale has been one of my favorites for the last forty years. The album "Naturally" which
came out in 1971 was one of my favorites. This was off of the album "Road to Escondido"
which he did in 2006. Although he wrote most of the songs it probably didn't hurt having
Eric Clapton on the album with him. Of course who wouldn't want to play on an album with
J.J. Cale. He lived to be 74 but it seems like he still left too soon.

greenie44
01-12-2014, 06:04 PM
Season 83, Let's Get Emotional, really set something off in me. It gave me the courage to attempt songs that I thought were too strong for me, emotionally, but I learned those lessons and can sometimes find some truly exceptional songs for a Season.

This is certainly one of them. I first heard Vic Chesnutt in 2009, and the power of his writing hit me like a fist in the stomach. An astonishing songwriter, this song comes from Vic's album At The Cut, a truly amazing piece of work. And, oh yes, it's about Death in a way that I have never heard in any other song in my life.

If this song hits you, I encourage you to seek out more from Vic.


http://youtu.be/mzRXmZHXGAQ

pabrizzer
01-13-2014, 01:14 AM
Call Me the Breeze.
JJ Cale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSE5tJ7GsIc

UkeyDave
01-13-2014, 01:41 AM
Thank you Alan for a challenging theme. FOR ME, this song is most certainly about death. Probably the most emotionally difficult one I've ever attempted to get through on Ukulele. Although difficult it was definitely cathartic so thank you for that because this theme gave me the chance to try a song I would never have otherwise considered trying. Sentimentality aside I hope its a half decent attempt nonetheless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgKNj85wRG4

bird's eye view of my ukelele
01-13-2014, 03:15 AM
I was actually considering some Slayer for this week, but I don't think I can do the mighty Hanneman proud...
me either

but i think he might encourage us to have a go!

my friend never did stop laughing when i asked her if any slayer songs might be uke friendly

so i had to go looking myself

and i chose this one

it's actually a cover slayer did

the song is originally by verbal abuse

here we go, then...

inspired by we tigers

and in memory of jeff hanneman

ooh just gotta say - CONTAINS SWEARING


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

decaturcomp
01-13-2014, 04:22 AM
Want another chance at one of the prizes for this month (http://www.amandalynnsings.com/music.html)?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3FHdfKy1AM

mikef
01-13-2014, 04:58 AM
Getting people out to see some local music with the carrot of getting in the hat twice is inspired Alan... BRAVO!!!!

I shall be off to see The Ranting Dogs (https://soundcloud.com/the-ranting-dogs) this evening at The Blue Bell (https://plus.google.com/events/c5rb3qdbf8ql81grnmmhermm578?ctz=Europe/London) if anyone would care to join me? :)

decaturcomp
01-13-2014, 05:05 AM
Nice one, sir. You're in there twice!
Celtic group looks good. There's a live Celtic jam at the Marlay House in Decatur, GA on Tuesdays for my homies.


Getting people out to see some local music with the carrot of getting in the hat twice is inspired Alan... BRAVO!!!!

I shall be off to see The Ranting Dogs (https://soundcloud.com/the-ranting-dogs) this evening at The Blue Bell (https://plus.google.com/events/c5rb3qdbf8ql81grnmmhermm578?ctz=Europe/London) if anyone would care to join me? :)

thunderflea
01-13-2014, 05:52 AM
Not an official entry, but a lovely song about death written and sung by my friend David Palomino near where he used to live in Corbett, Oregon. We just wandered around the countryside in the rain that day recording various songs, this is one of them.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOAY2VJWgHo

peewee
01-13-2014, 05:55 AM
Want another chance at one of the prizes for this month (http://www.amandalynnsings.com/music.html)?

Hey Alan, no video entry up yet, but I went to see the fabulous Ooks of Hazard at Witzend in Venice on Sunday. It was fun, haven't been to a show in ages. thanks for a great way to encourage people to open their ears and wallets to local acts.

decaturcomp
01-13-2014, 06:04 AM
Hey Greenie,
Here's one of those Vic Chesnutt clips I mentioned to you. There are a handful of them from this program that are pretty good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt7depiV8l0

decaturcomp
01-13-2014, 06:05 AM
Woot!
Yer in for one already then!


Hey Alan, no video entry up yet, but I went to see the fabulous Ooks of Hazard at Witzend in Venice on Sunday. It was fun, haven't been to a show in ages. thanks for a great way to encourage people to open their ears and wallets to local acts.

decaturcomp
01-13-2014, 06:15 AM
Okay, I"ll stop after this one but the same show Vic Chesnutt on guitar backed up by Lambchop. You might have seen Vic in the movie Slingblade where Dwight Yoakam threw Vic and his Wheelchair across the room...

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

max2173
01-13-2014, 06:16 AM
Aloha guys and gals, here's one that I wrote especially for this week. Something inside me says the song isn't quite finished yet, but this is what I've got. I hope you enjoy it.

Also, a little heads up, I start singing quite loudly and a little out of tune. I hope you'll forgive that!


http://youtu.be/mFhYQkXB0-U

Dougf
01-13-2014, 06:27 AM
I wrote this piece for my dad’s memorial service, and with a little uke accompaniment, I think it works for this week’s theme.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yja0oHv3wmA

erivel
01-13-2014, 08:45 AM
Here's a song I used to sing to my daughter when she was a baby. RIP Phil!!


http://youtu.be/dwtpO46jW1Q

thunderflea
01-13-2014, 09:29 AM
I wrote this piece for my dad’s memorial service, and with a little uke accompaniment, I think it works for this week’s theme.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yja0oHv3wmA

That was lovely, Doug.

strumsilly
01-13-2014, 09:34 AM
Alan, thanks for hosting this week. Surprised no ones done this cherry tune, so I'll attempt it.
really sloe upload so this won't be live for awhile. 1/2 hr!

http://youtu.be/2mIebzPuybE

UkeCan1
01-13-2014, 02:22 PM
That's pretty awesome, Alan ... bonus for going out to hear live music. Which I do most weeks. But this week ... playing music almost every night! Does attending an open mic count? 1) If you are one of the performers? 2) If you are not?

Let's see:
Sunday - recorded two Season 99 videos, until 5am (eep!)
Monday (tonight) - make Season 100 video ... okay, at least make major headway on one
Tuesday - local jam session
Wednesday - performing with local jam group at assisted living facility
Thursday - local jam session
Friday - open mic (FiL's band is performing; I am not)
Saturday - ... and on the seventh day we collapse exhausted in a heap and REST
Sunday - start making Season 101 video / or stay up till ridiculously late finishing Season 100 video

So I sure hope open mike counts.
Does dancing to live music count? Because that's plan B for Saturday. But really, need rest!

decaturcomp
01-13-2014, 02:42 PM
That's great and you'll be listening to a lot of music!
And listening to the instructions will bring up the point that it's a "one shot deal" for one (1) extra chit regardless of the number of gigs you attend.
Still I bet the local musicians will be extra appreciative. And as far as if the only place you attended was an open mic, I mentioned that, if there was no cover, you'd want to hit the tip jar or buy some merch. The idea being to support local working musicians. I'll bet the participants would be willing to split the take, too.


That's pretty awesome, Alan ... bonus for going out to hear live music. Which I do most weeks. But this week ... playing music almost every night! Does attending an open mic count? 1) If you are one of the performers? 2) If you are not?

Let's see:
Sunday - recorded two Season 99 videos, until 5am (eep!)
Monday (tonight) - make Season 100 video ... okay, at least make major headway on one
Tuesday - local jam session
Wednesday - performing with local jam group at assisted living facility
Thursday - local jam session
Friday - open mic (FiL's band is performing; I am not)
Saturday - ... and on the seventh day we collapse exhausted in a heap and REST
Sunday - start making Season 101 video / or stay up till ridiculously late finishing Season 100 video

So I sure hope open mike counts.
Does dancing to live music count? Because that's plan B for Saturday. But really, need rest!

CeeJay
01-13-2014, 03:15 PM
http://youtu.be/bY23btS5yFs

Tip of the hat to Mr J J Cale...Call Me The Breeze...beaten to it by Pabrizzer but I love it and had it locked and loaded before I saw his excellent rendition....now you have to put up with seconds....cheers

CeeJay

lelouden
01-13-2014, 03:54 PM
Ok here is a death song of sorts. I've been wanting a chance to do this song for a while. I wanted to have a tribute song for my mother that passed and I love this song. I became familiar with it through the Isaacs. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjfH779Zbwk) If your not familiar with them and love gospel music you must check them out. They will raise the hair on the back of your neck. They are that good with their harmonies and every single one of them is a musician. This song was written by Dottie Rambo who died a few years back. I believe she wrote this song when her own mother passed. It is beautiful.
Momma's Teaching Angels How To Sing~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIh9y-Nkabg&feature=youtu.be

uke4ia
01-13-2014, 04:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvxQme3KMgg

This is a song from Gotye's last album called "Bronte" that really kicks my ass. There haven't been a lot of songs about the death of a pet. At least, ones that I've ever heard. I recorded five songs for this week when I got home today, so there will be more to come. By the way, this song has an awesome Miyazaki-style animated video:
Gotye - Bronte (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le34ygtODfI)

UkeCan1
01-13-2014, 04:27 PM
<tck> For round one, I decided to play a happy little tune about death instead of jumping right into the list of those who departed this year. I was at a memorial yesterday for my neighbors wife, who left rather unexpectedly, so I was a little pre-occupied with anonymous people who have passed rather than the famous. This one comes from Jim Carroll, who died. I suspect he wore himself out pretty good before he did so though. </tck>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPW-w19J7IA

LOVE this song! I had totally forgotten about it. Good call, well played. It is actually kind of a happy tune. That is an awful lot of people.

myrnaukelele
01-13-2014, 04:56 PM
There haven't been a lot of songs about the death of a pet. At least, ones that I've ever heard. I
This is one I wrote when my beloved dog died. I still can't watch it without crying. But writing a song for her really helped me come to terms with my grief. I totally get that line in Mr. Bojangles: His dog up and died - after 20 years he still grieves. I think I'll always miss her.
http://youtu.be/C-gidaepeAQ

uke4ia
01-13-2014, 06:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLBkqSdW1sA

Christina Amphlett of the Divinyls died in 2013. This is a Divinyls song called "Good Die Young".

pabrizzer
01-13-2014, 07:21 PM
This is a re-do of one of my own songs about where we go.
Ashes to Ashes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4hxrswMucI
Just one track me sorry Alan.

decaturcomp
01-13-2014, 08:20 PM
Well I can't compete but I didn't want to miss your celebration altogether and no one has mentioned Ray Manzarek yet. I wasn't able to approximate his carnival calliope of death sound with a uke but please try to imagine him in the background slithering through the streets of LA like some rough beast waiting to be reborn...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2utEP44094

pabrizzer
01-13-2014, 08:32 PM
James Taylor shot his pet pig and wrote a song about it called Mona.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fym9RS6AU-g

UkeyDave
01-14-2014, 12:45 AM
Here is my tribute to Phil Everly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=146QE4_bqeg
I thoroughly recommend what is a stunningly perfect vocal performance of the Everly Brothers performing this song at the Royal Albert Hall in 1983 at a reunion concert HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d1ig-dYuLk). I don't mind saying it sends a shiver down my spine. Absolutely brilliant.

wee_ginga_yin
01-14-2014, 01:07 AM
Dying lament and still waiting on his deathbed for a Ford to appear over
the horizon... that's success theology for you.

Tom Waits in an interview said that the lyrics were inspired by those crazy
preachers you see shouting on street corners. But others have thought that
It's a dying man's death rattle- hallucinating and delirious in his dying breaths.
A very simple song, but one of the most visceral and affecting interpretations
of death put to record.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nwy47eFvS0

Tootler
01-14-2014, 03:13 AM
One of those who died in 2013 was Slim Whitman. I remember his falsetto singing from my childhood. While he is probably best known for Rose Marie and Indian Love Call, he also recorded this Stephen Foster Song.

http://youtu.be/BqLlM8xKQt8

pabrizzer
01-14-2014, 03:40 AM
Uke4ia did a beaut Divinyls song.
I really wanted to do something for Chrissy Amphlett but despite checking out heaps of Divinyls songs found nothing that I thought I could handle. Then I found this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHNagUPYE3M). It says it was her last public performance on the YouTube blurb.
I presume the song is written by Chrissy Amphlett and Kraig Jarret Johnson.
Walking on the Glory.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM-9RgZujBg

bird's eye view of my ukelele
01-14-2014, 03:51 AM
Uke4ia did a beaut Divinyls song.
I really wanted to do something for Chrissy Amphlett but despite checking out heaps of Divinyls songs found nothing that I thought I could handle. Then I found this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHNagUPYE3M). It says it was her last public performance on the YouTube blurb.

thanks so much for posting that link to her performance

what a gal

and your cover is absolutely gorgeous

decaturcomp
01-14-2014, 04:18 AM
for myrna and gypsy and all the other seasonista dogs and their people from alan and mini

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5-vdPD6mQg

bonesigh
01-14-2014, 04:25 AM
Okay, you made me cry. Sorry for your loss Myrna. Sometimes our pets seem more like angels sent to us. I still get sad over the loss of all of mine. There have been so many. Especially the one who was my best friend growing up (a kitty) and a recent passing of a kitty who used to always be near me when I played my uke. I wrote an instrumental for him called "Purrtader's Lament". Think I'll have to post it for this season (:


This is one I wrote when my beloved dog died. I still can't watch it without crying. But writing a song for her really helped me come to terms with my grief. I totally get that line in Mr. Bojangles: His dog up and died - after 20 years he still grieves. I think I'll always miss her.
http://youtu.be/C-gidaepeAQ

max2173
01-14-2014, 04:36 AM
Hey Alan,

I think I've been missed off the playlist. Thanks for such a thought provoking week!

bonesigh
01-14-2014, 04:42 AM
This song always pinches my heart. Just felt the need to play it this a.m., hadn't even brushed my hair yet but hey, were all friend here so I don't mind having on my morning face. Or is that mourning face. Hmmm, could be a new song in that line (:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT_eiYgpQvY&amp;feature=youtube_gdata_player

decaturcomp
01-14-2014, 05:15 AM
Gotcha now, Max. Thanks for telling me. I have a process of adding to the playlist first and then listening to and commenting. I think I just mis-clicked on yours.

Anyone else who isn't on the list due to my error or otherwise please let me know. I want to make sure you get your place in the show.

By the way, 41 videos so far and it's only Tuesday morning. I'm guessing someone will hit number 100 in the next couple of days at this rate.


Hey Alan,

I think I've been missed off the playlist. Thanks for such a thought provoking week!

CeeJay
01-14-2014, 08:19 AM
Gotcha now, Max. Thanks for telling me. I have a process of adding to the playlist first and then listening to and commenting. I think I just mis-clicked on yours.

Anyone else who isn't on the list due to my error or otherwise please let me know. I want to make sure you get your place in the show.

By the way, 41 videos so far and it's only Tuesday morning. I'm guessing someone will hit number 100 in the next couple of days at this rate.


Alan,

I can't find the playlist...where it hiding at ?

Chris

xommen
01-14-2014, 09:44 AM
Alan,

I can't find the playlist...where it hiding at ?

Chris

It is in the first post of this thread, and now also here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOSe-f28kAU&list=PLeIzPEGGcS27xKYy7M4st5rK271hDQLFV&index=1

bonesigh
01-14-2014, 09:55 AM
Entry 2 for me. Inspired by Myrna and Alan's posting of tributes to our pets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICmFBkNNcKA&amp;feature=youtube_gdata_player

Tootler
01-14-2014, 10:30 AM
I said in an earlier season, that with my first pay packet, I bought the Everly Brothers' "Great Country Hits" Album which was just newly out at the time and it remains one of my favourites. So Farewell Phil Everly. A great loss and such great music.

Here is one I did earlier so not a new recording but one of my favourite Everly Brothers songs. Written by Don Everly, the title says it all; So Sad

http://youtu.be/kiFBT6fGeOY

Rustyy
01-14-2014, 11:25 AM
My first entry for this week is a song by an Australian country rock band from the early seventies called Country Radio.
They had a song writer, Greg Quill, who passed away in 2013. He wrote this song, along with Kerryn Tolhurst, and it reached No. 12 on the Australian charts in 1972.


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

mythinformed
01-14-2014, 11:30 AM
This is the kind of noodling I do to relax and chill with my uke when I'm not mucking about on here.
It's a one take job as I wanted to be true to Jazz improvisation and play the notes as I felt them at the time of playing so in some places it works and in others it don't !!

A tribute to the Jazz musicians mentioned who undoubtably would have covered this old Jazz standard whether in their professional careers or whilst doing their apprenticeships.


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

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
01-14-2014, 11:54 AM
I'm just back from attending an Open Mic where I played both Harmonica and Ukulele [not at the same time] and also listened to the other performers.
Does that coutn for going to a 'gig'?

bird's eye view of my ukelele
01-14-2014, 12:23 PM
leaping enthusiatically onto the divinyls bandwagon...

here is "i touch myself"

played (almost) completely without embarassment


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

uke4ia
01-14-2014, 01:14 PM
leaping enthusiatically onto the divinyls bandwagon...

here is "i touch myself"

played (almost) completely without embarassment



Very nice. I was looking at some Divinyls videos from the "What a Life!" album this week, and I found this marvel/monstrosity. If you've ever wondered what it would be like if Angus Young of AC/DC had a sex change...

Divinyls - In My Life (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGtHX0v13jA)

bird's eye view of my ukelele
01-14-2014, 01:22 PM
all marvel, no monstrosity, surely

uke4ia
01-14-2014, 01:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBgmKIey4XA

About a year ago, in a little town north of Boston, a couple of guys working for the Water Department were found butchering deer for a local hunter in the pumphouse for one of the town wells. They were hanging up the carcasses to drain them, and the floor drain went to a dry well about a hundred feet from the town well. There were no reports of blood flowing from residential faucets. Still, this was not considered the optimal way to protect the quality of the water supply. It inspired me to write a short, punky original called "Pumphouse Deer".

CeeJay
01-14-2014, 01:47 PM
It is in the first post of this thread, and now also here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOSe-f28kAU&list=PLeIzPEGGcS27xKYy7M4st5rK271hDQLFV&index=1

Thanks ...got it now...better than flicking back and forth through the posts ....soooooo slooooow on my 'pooter..

Rustyy
01-14-2014, 02:02 PM
This one is a song I remember my parents liking when I was a child.
It's Eydie Gormé's "Blame it on The Bossa Nova", one of her many hits from the late 50's-early 60's.


http://youtu.be/f3khTstJfr8

greyghost
01-14-2014, 02:11 PM
Time to play a little tribute to the man the thread is named for! Here's Lou Reed's "Hangin' 'Round," from the Transformer album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFW2n6DtASo

decaturcomp
01-14-2014, 02:15 PM
Hiya Lumps,

I'll refer you to the video. If you bought a t shirt or cd or download from one of the other players or even bought them a beer to show your appreciation for their playing, PM me and I'll put you in the hat a second time. The idea was to support other musicians and if you did that in one of the above ways I'll rise up and call you blessed. Also, if you went to hear a group and had to pay a cover charge or otherwise buy a ticket this week you're ...ahem... covered. Someone else asked about this, too so I'm trying to be clear. To me, open mics that I attend are as much for my benefit as anyone else's.

While we're covering housekeeping I'll just request that everyone remember tune up before recording. I think some of us are more sensitive to this than others but it doesn't take long and you'll find here and everywhere else you play that tuning early and often will make you more popular. I know I've forgotten to do this little task before and have deleted some of my older videos because of it. Thanks pals!


I'm just back from attending an Open Mic where I played both Harmonica and Ukulele [not at the same time] and also listened to the other performers.
Does that coutn for going to a 'gig'?

Tootler
01-14-2014, 02:28 PM
I'm just back from attending an Open Mic where I played both Harmonica and Ukulele [not at the same time]...

Get yourself a harmonica rack and practice playing the moothie and the uke at the same time. It's worth the effort of learning to do it as it can add an extra dimension to many songs. You don't need to do anything fancy, just play the song's melody between two of the verses. You can also add intros and endings which can make for more interest.

decaturcomp
01-14-2014, 02:28 PM
Thanks for steppng up here, Wim.
Just so everyone can avoid having this trouble going forward I'll point out that, yes, it should normally be in the first post of the season AND it is always posted here (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?66328-Putting-together-all-the-seasons-of-the-Ukulele), for all the seasons too.



Thanks ...got it now...better than flicking back and forth through the posts ....soooooo slooooow on my 'pooter..

pabrizzer
01-14-2014, 02:31 PM
Not an entry as it is an oldie.
My brother Ivan and I doing Dream at the lighthouse.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYmWVGNsQM0

TCK
01-14-2014, 04:50 PM
We are all going to agree that today is the fifteenth, because I had a little anxiety attack thinking I would not get this posted tomorrow...than it dawned on me, it is the fifteenth for some of you.
Winning.
<tck>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXQNASUgPzs&feature=youtu.be</tck>

watchyourtoes
01-14-2014, 04:51 PM
http://youtu.be/7jxgdyWzdXc

I knew exactly what song I wanted to do as soon as I watched the opening video. I did a cover of The Velvet Underground's "Pale Blue Eyes" with my banjolele. I still remember the first time I ever heard this song, about 20 years ago, I was around 10 years old. It gave me chills and it still does every time I hear it. It's one of my all-time favorite songs but, for whatever reason, I never bothered to sit down and learn to play in until today. I'm not sure what it is about this song, wheter it's Lou's voice or the way it was recorded or what exactly, but I even got a bit of a chill up my spine when I started playing it.
Anywho, here it is.
and- HAPPY 100TH SEASON!!!!!!!! I would never be able to find words to explain how much all of you Seasonistas mean to me and how The Seasons have have helped me so much in these past (almost) two years. You guys and this forum are the very best therapy! I genuinely love all of you and I'm looking forward to a hundred more Seasons!

pabrizzer
01-14-2014, 07:12 PM
Another one done at the lighthouse with Ivan that hasn't been posted before.
Ray Manzarek, the keyboard player and co-founder of The Doors died last year.
This song also dies pretty badly at the end which is why it has not been seen before.
Light My Fire.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y2crSEWFOg

mythinformed
01-15-2014, 04:31 AM
In memory of Ray Manzarek 1939 ~ 2013 and friends I made and lost from re-hab 2005~


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNapK1PHz5E

wee_ginga_yin
01-15-2014, 05:19 AM
The twelve gates are to the heavenly city of the New Jerusalem, contrasted with an earthly city visited by the shadow of death.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFLTj3Lyot8

Barbablanca
01-15-2014, 06:15 AM
Here is a song I wrote in response to news of the death of Kate McGarrigle on 20th January 2010.


http://youtu.be/EIoL1DXS2Vg

Sadly, there have been a lot more of my favourite artists who have had to face the final curtain's fall since then.

As usual, the lyrics are in the description on YouTube.

I hope to do a traditional ballad next and then follow that up with a (gasp) cover version! Thanks for hosting, Alan.

UkeCan1
01-15-2014, 07:11 AM
That's great and you'll be listening to a lot of music!
And listening to the instructions will bring up the point that it's a "one shot deal" for one (1) extra chit regardless of the number of gigs you attend.
Still I bet the local musicians will be extra appreciative. And as far as if the only place you attended was an open mic, I mentioned that, if there was no cover, you'd want to hit the tip jar or buy some merch. The idea being to support local working musicians. I'll bet the participants would be willing to split the take, too.

Oh, I think you missed the point of my question, which was that I am actually playing music almost every night this week, so not much time for listening to others ... the Tuesday and Thursday jam sessions are (were now, for Tuesday) a bunch of us playing together, tonight we're performing with a jam group (whole lotta jams this week!), etc.

But if I understand you correctly, attending an open mic with a cover charge counts, whether one is listening only or is also one of the performers. True? Because I do have that one covered.

This is a great thing you're doing, Alan! Great theme too - wonderful contributions so far. Working on two myself.

- Wendy

Barbablanca
01-15-2014, 07:38 AM
This is my version of the Traditional song. "She Moved Through the Fair". Which I first heard by Fairport Convention with the incomparable Sandy Denny on lead vocals.

It is a song about a young man coping with the loss of his love; who (mysteriously and unexplainably) dies between verse two and three. I love the mystery this creates and thought it flawless. Then I came across a version with another verse that explained the mystery and killed the song. I don't know whether the extra verse was there on the original or someone felt dissatisfied with the mystery and wrote a new verse. Whatever the answer, I immediately forgot that verse and never want to be reminded of it ;)


http://youtu.be/t-TZjf2Uhp8

decaturcomp
01-15-2014, 08:39 AM
Boy is it difficult to make what I thought was a simple point. If the cover charge goes to musicians, yes. If the cover charge goes entirely to the venue, I'd say no. The idea is to support working musicians.

Thanks for bearing with me on this.


Oh, I think you missed the point of my question, which was that I am actually playing music almost every night this week, so not much time for listening to others ... the Tuesday and Thursday jam sessions are (were now, for Tuesday) a bunch of us playing together, tonight we're performing with a jam group (whole lotta jams this week!), etc.

But if I understand you correctly, attending an open mic with a cover charge counts, whether one is listening only or is also one of the performers. True? Because I do have that one covered.

This is a great thing you're doing, Alan! Great theme too - wonderful contributions so far. Working on two myself.

- Wendy

DWitt
01-15-2014, 09:42 AM
My first entry. A simple, direct treatment of this song. This is the first song I've tried on my new cümbüş, which I reslotted to work with regular ukulele strings, and tuned to Eb.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foR2LKfe-lQ

pabrizzer
01-15-2014, 09:48 AM
Cowboy Jack Clement penned this one done by many - Jerry Lee Lewis - Cliff Richard - Tom Jones - Deep Purple - Led Zeplin .......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxC6Pbb3hPc
Uke tuning is suspect.

DWitt
01-15-2014, 10:09 AM
A second entry. Alan, you've mentioned a couple times that I've covered songs in ways that made you appreciate songs that you hadn't cared for in the original version—I thought I'd try to do that at least once this season. Not sure whether you're a fan of the original, or Neutral Milk Hotel, but this is a very different version of the song.

Anyway, here's a song about Anne Frank:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfUJyC7ysvk

decaturcomp
01-15-2014, 10:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS-HEDS_3HM

watchyourtoes
01-15-2014, 10:26 AM
These are both great, DWitt. Love your song choices and your performances of them. Getting to hear Neutral Milk Hotel on ukulele has especially made my day.

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
01-15-2014, 11:17 AM
Get yourself a harmonica rack and practice playing the moothie and the uke at the same time. It's worth the effort of learning to do it as it can add an extra dimension to many songs. You don't need to do anything fancy, just play the song's melody between two of the verses. You can also add intros and endings which can make for more interest.

I have a rack, I have never got on with it. If I can reach the harp to play it it is permanently in my mouth and I can't sing.
I do however have a harplock which holds the harp on an SM58 mic. this is a much better [for me] approach.
However, I need all my concentration to play the uke at the moment, so adding in the harp is not really viable, but in the future, who knowss.

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
01-15-2014, 11:21 AM
Hiya Lumps,

I'll refer you to the video. If you bought a t shirt or cd or download from one of the other players or even bought them a beer to show your appreciation for their playing, PM me and I'll put you in the hat a second time. The idea was to support other musicians and if you did that in one of the above ways I'll rise up and call you blessed. Also, if you went to hear a group and had to pay a cover charge or otherwise buy a ticket this week you're ...ahem... covered. Someone else asked about this, too so I'm trying to be clear. To me, open mics that I attend are as much for my benefit as anyone else's.


In that case I'll not be in the hat a second time. This open mic was very poorly attended, no money changed hands and there was no bar. I was the first time I had been to this one and I did make a useful contact I think, with vague possibilities for the future.

UkeyDave
01-15-2014, 11:29 AM
Dave Clark Five always rekindle happy memories of my childhood. This particular track is my all-time favourite of theirs which I think is so under-rated and doesn't seem to get as much playtime as their other hits. My singing goes slightly out of tune in places so I'm not happy about that but really couldn't be bothered with the hassle of re-recording so it is what it is. Oh and by the way, I haven't got a clue what the purple haze is (well I know its light but other than that?)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZoRQAsFhEU
And HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX9SJNHz9hM) is the wonderful original which I keep playing over and over and over. I love it.

wallyboy
01-15-2014, 12:00 PM
noel Harrison died last year,
windmills of your mind

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

ChrisDeston821
01-15-2014, 12:02 PM
http://youtu.be/wMr09RtCMyM
Broke down Gone Away, an Offspring song about mourning.
The temptation to merge it with Mad World was overwhelming..
Sorry it's so quiet, I don't do this slow, emotional genre very well (:

pabrizzer
01-15-2014, 12:24 PM
Now this one is your fault Alan.
Clyde - a JJ Cale song.

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

lelouden
01-15-2014, 12:45 PM
Although we think of this as an Elvis song it is listed as a Patti Page song. She sings it beautifully. You can hear her version here. Patti Page (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz_ok7ceCeY) I doubled up on the vocals because I sounded weak...but then any one does compared to Patti:) She has one of the most beautiful ballad voices ever.

Can't Help Falling In Love~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2QA1KNxk0w

xommen
01-15-2014, 12:46 PM
As I really like some of the things the Doors have done, here is my interpretation of Riders on the Storm. I had some fun with 3 camera's and iMovie, so if you reach the end of this video I say thumbs up ;-). A least I have learned a lot about PiP (Picture in Picture) and effects. For anyone wondering how to do two PiP's visible at the same time in iMovie, it's simple do one, export the video, import that video in iMovie and do the second.
The sound is almost in sync so sometimes you will hear a little "natural" echo of the three tracks, anyway I had fun making this.

http://youtu.be/98-H9YOfK24

CeeJay
01-15-2014, 01:15 PM
http://youtu.be/Q8pcAQyuoIo


..Not for the purists or faint hearted....my version of the Doors "When You're Strange". I could not do it straight as I kept going into a strange Richard III mode.........sorry.

uke4ia
01-15-2014, 02:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNYFmg1j-xQ

This is an original called "Dog Head". During a show in 2009, Zack Root of the Bella Birds spun a tall tale while Pam tuned her guitar. It got my sick mind racing, and within 45 minutes after I got home I had this full set of lyrics. Zack's original bit is the stuff before the first chorus, the rest is me taking it to an even more ridiculous extreme.

The music is revivified from a song called "The Hunting of the Snark" that I wrote in 1981 on a Martin soprano. I'd always hated the words, but I was pretty happy with the music. On the intro and bridge, there's a lot of suspended chords that, instead of resolving to the root, resolve to the minor chord of the root's third. For example, an Fsus4 resolves to an Am instead of to F.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
01-15-2014, 03:18 PM
and then follow that up with a (gasp) cover version!
oh

my

DAYS

:eek:

*goes to lie down in a darkened room to calm self down*

;)

can't wait!

okay here is yet another vid from me

bernie nolan passed away in july, her sister linda is currently in the (UK) celebrity big brother house, somehow managing to exude dignity and fabulousness from every classy pore in what can only be described as a right royal loony bin! GOOD ON YOU LINDA!

anyway here is a nolans CLASSIC - i'm in the mood for dancing


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjDW1IYMbEI

i struggled mightily with this one, it was an absolute blighter to even begin to get the hang of - oh, deceptively simple sounding disco song, vex me mightily, you did

uke4ia
01-15-2014, 03:25 PM
Anyone here got the vocal ability to pull off "Great Gig in the Sky"?

myrnaukelele
01-15-2014, 03:39 PM
for myrna and gypsy and all the other seasonista dogs and their people from alan and mini



Okay, you made me cry. Sorry for your loss Myrna. Sometimes our pets seem more like angels sent to us. I still get sad over the loss of all of mine. There have been so many. Especially the one who was my best friend growing up (a kitty) and a recent passing of a kitty who used to always be near me when I played my uke. I wrote an instrumental for him called "Purrtader's Lament". Think I'll have to post it for this season (:
Awww thanks you guys. It's been a few years and we now have a new (old) dog. But she was my first dog and I loved her. I know what you mean bonesigh - we just get to love them for awhile and then they leave.

Jazzbanjorex
01-15-2014, 04:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=modCxwPFUuQ

ukuleledaddy
01-15-2014, 05:18 PM
TCK beat us all to the punch. He did a song (this song) in tribute to a musician we lost last year (Junior Murvin) the week he passed. Dave's cover was lovely and I almost didn't attempt to follow him, but this is an important song for me, so here it is.

Also, Alan started up an interesting thread on the Seasons Facebook page, asking if people were open to constructive criticism or happy with a simple yet encouraging response. Speaking for myself, I love it when somebody responds, in any way. If any of you would like to drop some constructive criticism my way, I am very much open to that. many times I post a video and know exactly what needs work, where I went wrong. Other times I think I did great, but what the hell do I know? Maybe a song is way out of my range, yet nobody wants to say anything. Maybe I need to stretch more with my playing (Lord knows that's true). Maybe you have an idea that might help me reach the next level? I am open to this. For this video, I'm wondering if it's just plain out of my vocal range. Did I go completely off the rails towards the end? Is my strumming just not working here? What are your thoughts? Drop me a PM or put it right up here or on YT.

Thanks Alan for be such an amazing host. Here's a tune by Junior Murvin….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oaJ-2kfOAg

TCK
01-15-2014, 06:04 PM
Haha- you didn't ask me for my thoughts...You are getting them anyway.
I will watch this over and over again. Beautiful tribute to Mister Murvin, and you took about the hardest song I can figure, and made it yours. The strum is perfectly under-stated, and there is a soul in your voice I have watched grow over all these weeks. This is stunning my friend. No BS...Seriously about to pull my versions down. So glad you gave us this. Respect.
TCK beat us all to the punch. He did a song (this song) in tribute to a musician we lost last year (Junior Murvin) the week he passed. Dave's cover was lovely and I almost didn't attempt to follow him, but this is an important song for me, so here it is.

Also, Alan started up an interesting thread on the Seasons Facebook page, asking if people were open to constructive criticism or happy with a simple yet encouraging response. Speaking for myself, I love it when somebody responds, in any way. If any of you would like to drop some constructive criticism my way, I am very much open to that. many times I post a video and know exactly what needs work, where I went wrong. Other times I think I did great, but what the hell do I know? Maybe a song is way out of my range, yet nobody wants to say anything. Maybe I need to stretch more with my playing (Lord knows that's true). Maybe you have an idea that might help me reach the next level? I am open to this. For this video, I'm wondering if it's just plain out of my vocal range. Did I go completely off the rails towards the end? Is my strumming just not working here? What are your thoughts? Drop me a PM or put it right up here or on YT.

Thanks Alan for be such an amazing host. Here's a tune by Junior Murvin….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oaJ-2kfOAg

Rustyy
01-15-2014, 07:03 PM
When I saw that BEV had done a Divinyls song I thought I should also.
Chrissie Amphlett hailed from my home town, Geelong just 30 kms from where I am now, so I'm playing a home town tribute.
She was certainly "out there".


http://youtu.be/-gRqpbkU9WU

This is a difficult week to watch and comment on everything. I am loving the theme, and the choices we have, thanks Alan, but trying to view all the vids plus create my own is sure time consuming. If seasonistas are not getting enough comments, believe me it's not through lack of trying, it's a time issue (for me anyway).

ukuleledaddy
01-15-2014, 07:03 PM
Haha- you didn't ask me for my thoughts...You are getting them anyway.
I will watch this over and over again. Beautiful tribute to Mister Murvin, and you took about the hardest song I can figure, and made it yours. The strum is perfectly under-stated, and there is a soul in your voice I have watched grow over all these weeks. This is stunning my friend. No BS...Seriously about to pull my versions down. So glad you gave us this. Respect.

Well that means the world to me Dave, especially coming from you. Greatly appreciated. And don't you dare take yours down. I'm not that far from Cloverdale and I will hunt you down. Seriously, that cover of yours is on my "Favorite Seasons Vids" playlist on YT.

decaturcomp
01-15-2014, 07:27 PM
She wasn't a musician herself, but she was important to us.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji2feI6Vrv8

peewee
01-15-2014, 07:57 PM
So many great artists that we are getting to revisit this week, here's one that shouldn't be neglected: Annette Funicello!
Here is a very butchered version of The Battle of San Onofre from some trashy beach movie. I heard this on KXLU's surf music show in the 80s (yes, I would run tapes every thursday night at 11P) and it has stuck in my head ever since.
It only recently popped up on YT, so that helps. My chords are pretty impressionistic, and my version is very unlike the original, but it's a great story from a very different time. It features a near-death experience...

Speaking of death, San Onofre is the site of a recently decommissioned nuclear power plant that was having trouble with old pipes, then Fukushima happened..now it's just an eyesore.

here's the original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=b7uAOBw1EN8
and here's me: http://youtu.be/KB6DxYk7Jhg

http://youtu.be/KB6DxYk7Jhg
ok then, back to working out the viola part to Black Angel's Death Song...

decaturcomp
01-15-2014, 08:14 PM
3/4 of the way to 100 entries for season 100 as of Peewee's classic entry below...(that didn't sound right, did it?)

myrnaukelele
01-15-2014, 08:51 PM
This is a difficult week to watch and comment on everything. I am loving the theme, and the choices we have, thanks Alan, but trying to view all the vids plus create my own is sure time consuming. If seasonistas are not getting enough comments, believe me it's not through lack of trying, it's a time issue (for me anyway).

I hear ya Rustyy. Finding the time to learn and record a song can be difficult some weeks. As can finding the time to watch everyone's vids and comment. One of these days I'm going to retire and then I'll have more time to devote to the Seasons. Until then - I love you guys and watch as many vids as I can and comment when I have the time.:)

Rustyy
01-16-2014, 12:46 AM
I hear ya Rustyy. Finding the time to learn and record a song can be difficult some weeks. As can finding the time to watch everyone's vids and comment. One of these days I'm going to retire and then I'll have more time to devote to the Seasons. Until then - I love you guys and watch as many vids as I can and comment when I have the time.:)

Sorry to disillusion you Myrna, I am retired. Still not enough time

UkeyDave
01-16-2014, 02:08 AM
So many great artists that we are getting to revisit this week, here's one that shouldn't be neglected: Annette Funicello!
Here is a very butchered version of The Battle of San Onofre from some trashy beach movie. I heard this on KXLU's surf music show in the 80s (yes, I would run tapes every thursday night at 11P) and it has stuck in my head ever since.
It only recently popped up on YT, so that helps. My chords are pretty impressionistic, and my version is very unlike the original, but it's a great story from a very different time. It features a near-death experience...

Speaking of death, San Onofre is the site of a recently decommissioned nuclear power plant that was having trouble with old pipes, then Fukushima happened..now it's just an eyesore.

here's the original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=b7uAOBw1EN8
and here's me: http://youtu.be/KB6DxYk7Jhg

http://youtu.be/KB6DxYk7Jhg
ok then, back to working out the viola part to Black Angel's Death Song...
Your energy, enthusiasm, humour and Uke playing is always a delight to watch for me and this was no exception. Loved it Peewee or can I call you P for short. lol

krabbers
01-16-2014, 02:30 AM
http://youtu.be/NGESQEnlMTo

mikef
01-16-2014, 02:53 AM
1000th post for SOTU 100... if you'd hit the 100th of the season I'd suspect witchcraft!

Just superb Krabbers... great to see you in Seasonista action :)

pabrizzer
01-16-2014, 03:07 AM
More Jockeys on the Bad Weather

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNc5xPF8_p0

Tootler
01-16-2014, 05:41 AM
I hear ya Rustyy. Finding the time to learn and record a song can be difficult some weeks. As can finding the time to watch everyone's vids and comment. One of these days I'm going to retire and then I'll have more time to devote to the Seasons. Until then - I love you guys and watch as many vids as I can and comment when I have the time.:)


Sorry to disillusion you Myrna, I am retired. Still not enough time

Absolutely right Rustyy. I've been retired for nearly eight years and I'm as busy as when I was working.

There is a bonus, though. I get to do what I choose to do and when I choose to do it...






Well most of the time, anyway. :cheers:

peewee
01-16-2014, 06:04 AM
Your energy, enthusiasm, humour and Uke playing is always a delight to watch for me and this was no exception. Loved it Peewee or can I call you P for short. lol

Dave, this is the nicest thing ever. Thanks. I would like to turn that comment right around and apply it to all of you nutjob seasonistas at this 100 week milestone!
I haven't been able to spare as much time as in the past recently but I am still just as season-dependent as ever.
<group hug>

wee_ginga_yin
01-16-2014, 06:29 AM
So many women dancing with each other in that slow-mo jitterbug sequence. I was captivated
by the eyes and the hand movements of the two women dancing. The way she presses her hand
into the small of the other woman's back while the other hand swings loosely at her side.
Her eyes open and close and she seems to be scanning the crowd for someone she has lost.

I liked her movements and looks so much that I had to make her dance in reverse so I
could observe her once again. She looked so lost and in need of comfort.

So many women dancing together... Were all the men off preparing for war?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONvkHmjQyi8

bonesigh
01-16-2014, 07:58 AM
Here's another (:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaQJ3hTAQM0&amp;feature=youtube_gdata_player

mythinformed
01-16-2014, 08:03 AM
Dave Clark Five always rekindle happy memories of my childhood. This particular track is my all-time favourite of theirs which I think is so under-rated and doesn't seem to get as much playtime as their other hits. My singing goes slightly out of tune in places so I'm not happy about that but really couldn't be bothered with the hassle of re-recording so it is what it is. Oh and by the way, I haven't got a clue what the purple haze is (well I know its light but other than that?)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZoRQAsFhEU
And HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX9SJNHz9hM) is the wonderful original which I keep playing over and over and over. I love it.

A bit of trivia for ya, Denis Payton of Dave Clark Five showed me around my first flat when I moved to Bournemouth 9 yrs ago, he worked in a letting agents and was the man to see if any repairs needed sorting !! Lol
A multi talented and humble man.

GinnyT11
01-16-2014, 08:59 AM
http://youtu.be/6SlVtnqnLBE


Having had a life-threatening illness for an extended period, I really like to focus on the nice things in every day, rather than death. But of course it's the inescapable yin to our current yang.

This song is about wishing for death.

UkeyDave
01-16-2014, 10:09 AM
A bit of trivia for ya, Denis Payton of Dave Clark Five showed me around my first flat when I moved to Bournemouth 9 yrs ago, he worked in a letting agents and was the man to see if any repairs needed sorting !! Lol
A multi talented and humble man.
Wow - thats a great bit of trivia Mark.

ChrisDeston821
01-16-2014, 11:26 AM
Second Entry (Remake of original entry?) - Mashup of "Mad World" and Offsprings "Gone Away".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3C7a54PDEc
Immediately regretted the outro ("now that you've, gone away..")
But at least the volumes a little higher this time!! :)

UkeyDave
01-16-2014, 12:50 PM
Every now and then there a season comes along that I find truly inspiring. This is one of those seasons for me. Thanks Alan for a great week. Here's another Dave Clark Five tune. One I hadn't heard before until Rustyy introduced me to it and challenged me to do it. So this is for him. His favourite Dave Clark Five song and I must admit I love it too now. I used a bit of multi tracking by adding some extra sound using iMovie and Garageband. And here is the fantastic ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c8T7bQNMK0) version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKd5vrJW5m8

decaturcomp
01-16-2014, 02:04 PM
Well, since you young people seem to be running out of steam a little bit, heh, here's a video from Amandalynn with one of her songs from the new CD which two of you will win this season. It's a live studio recording of a song called "Clay".

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

GaryC1968
01-16-2014, 02:27 PM
On May 1, 2013, Chris Kelly of Kris Kross was found unresponsive in his Atlanta home. On January 16, 2014, Gary Costley butchers, errrrr, covers "Jump" by Kris Kross.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFoGQWIkxg0

decaturcomp
01-16-2014, 04:32 PM
o' Myrna. Do not let the rest of us have all of the fun. There have only been 3 or 4 versions of Call Me The Breeze so far this week and each different than the last, so do not despair of the repeetovision scenario. We all each and ever one of us love everything that you sing.


Well three of my original ideas for songs for this Season have already been done by others. It can be so frustrating to not to have the time to work on songs until the weekend. Oh well. Back to the drawing board.

myrnaukelele
01-16-2014, 04:46 PM
o' Myrna. Do not let the rest of us have all of the fun. There have only been 3 or 4 versions of Call Me The Breeze so far this week and each different than the last, so do not despair of the repeetovision scenario. We all each and ever one of us love everything that you sing.
Well thanks. Just wish I wasn't so busy this week is all. It's such a great theme and I can think of loads of songs I'd love to do. Not sure I'll be able to post till Sunday tho...

bonesigh
01-16-2014, 05:02 PM
Here's yet another from me. BTW I'm really liking AmandaLynns songs. Sure makes me wish I were young again and had found the ukulele as inspiring as I do now...Sigh. (: I hope to catch up on all the entries here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCfbrEbDiGM&amp;feature=youtube_gdata_player

uke4ia
01-16-2014, 05:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6jbp9Wg7X0

There are still progressive rock bands around today, but they don't sell millions of albums like Yes and ELP did back when. This is "Never the Same", a song by a prog-rock band from Pennsylvania called Echolyn. It's my favorite song about death and mortality that I didn't write. I'm very happy this week that I figured out the chords to an Echolyn song.

Not only did the camera focus on some point other than what the viewfinder was suggesting, but the camera was mounted on a Gorillapod mini-tripod gripping the top of a chair, and over the course of the song the camera slowly slides to the right along the curving chair back. Good times.

thesillydave
01-16-2014, 07:03 PM
we lost the last Andrews sister this year, Patty.

http://youtu.be/WBAMiELT8DE
cheers all!

Rustyy
01-16-2014, 10:26 PM
I know that Yeti & Kira posted this song early in this season as their first ever season entry. It was fantastic. I could never hope to emulate it. It has had 10,600 odd views on youtube, deservedly so, I think.
Wild Thing was a song I learned on guitar many moons ago, and it, and Hang on Sloopy, were the only things I could play.


http://youtu.be/yd2hVcxJFXI

wee_ginga_yin
01-16-2014, 10:41 PM
Slouching towards 100 (Devendra Banhart meets Blind Willie Johnson)
with some Appalachian clogging and C&W Hora

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdQahQU8smI

bird's eye view of my ukelele
01-16-2014, 11:06 PM
o' Myrna. Do not let the rest of us have all of the fun. There have only been 3 or 4 versions of Call Me The Breeze so far this week and each different than the last, so do not despair of the repeetovision scenario. We all each and ever one of us love everything that you sing.
i second that on every point!

it's always easier to be philosophical about more than one version of a song in the seasons, if you were lucky enough to get your version in first. but i've looked at more-than-one-version-of-a-song-on-the-seasons from both sides now ;-) from first up to trailing in last, and whichever way it goes, i think it adds to the season

myrna were you gonna do slayer too? :)




the camera was mounted on a Gorillapod mini-tripod gripping the top of a chair, and over the course of the song the camera slowly slides to the right along the curving chair back. Good times.
oh i was expecting it to topple right over and fall onto the floor!

this little bit of gradual lean is as nothing!

super song

xommen
01-17-2014, 03:12 AM
Keep me in your heart for a while is a song that they say Warren Zevon wrote when he new he was dying. I guess it is about remembering the dead, so I added some pictures of my Father, my Father in Law and my Eldest Brother as they died in 2013 and 2014. I first came in contact with this song when I saw a great cover by Serena Prine and the Mandevilles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSLEf1doxGU.

http://youtu.be/n8_a8RZxS3Q

decaturcomp
01-17-2014, 04:56 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=662NeN6pOVk

Barbablanca
01-17-2014, 05:42 AM
This song has already been done this week. But I hadn't heard it for ages and it was one of my Mum's favourites, so I thought I'd break my own "no covers" rule (again) and treat you to this ;)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQvhNbH-JCA&feature=youtube_gdata

UkeyDave
01-17-2014, 06:20 AM
This song has already been done this week. But I hadn't heard it for ages and it was one of my Mum's favourites, so I thought I'd break my own "no covers" rule (again) and treat you to this ;)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQvhNbH-JCA&feature=youtube_gdata
WOW - That is all.

cua94
01-17-2014, 06:43 AM
Here is my first entry.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjtMsrB1jIA

L.

cua94
01-17-2014, 06:45 AM
Here is number two.


http://youtu.be/aeZxpuyO_H8

I loved this song as a kid. I even knew it was about dying but it didn't bother me. Ah, youth!

Liz

PS feeling my age since I turned 50 this week.

greyghost
01-17-2014, 06:52 AM
Here's my entry #2. I've decided to join the growing contingent of performers of Call Me the Breeze. RIP J.J. Cale.

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

bonesigh
01-17-2014, 07:01 AM
Here is one of the first songs I ever memorized (: It's been done this season already (and done well) but felt it deserved another go it's such a good song. One of my hubby's favorites.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1JiO_DVN1Q&amp;feature=youtube_gdata_player

decaturcomp
01-17-2014, 07:25 AM
A few interesting things about Reg Presley from Wikipedia:

Presley, whose stage name was given to him in 1965 by the New Musical Express (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NME) journalist and publicist Keith Altham, was born at 17 Belle Vue Road,[citation needed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed)] Andover, Hampshire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andover,_Hampshire).[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley#cite_note-1) He joined the building trade on leaving school and became a bricklayer. He kept up this occupation until "Wild Thing" entered the UK Singles Chart (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Singles_Chart) in 1966.[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley#cite_note-teleobit-2) It reached No. 2 in the U.K. but No. 1 in the U.S. and sold five million copies.[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley#cite_note-teleobit-2)
Presley wrote the hits "With a Girl Like You", "I Can't Control Myself (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Can%27t_Control_Myself_(song))" and "Love Is All Around (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Is_All_Around_(The_Troggs_song))". Wet Wet Wet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wet_Wet_Wet)'s 1994 cover (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cover_version)stayed at No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Singles_Chart) for fifteen weeks. Presley used his royalties (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royalties) from that cover to fund his research subjects, such as alien spacecraft (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFO), lost civilisations, alchemy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alchemy), and crop circles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crop_circles) and outlined his findings in a book, Wild Things They Don't Tell Us, published in October 2002.[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley#cite_note-teleobit-2)[3] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley#cite_note-3)
Health problems and death[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reg_Presley&action=edit&section=2)]In December 2011, Presley was hospitalized in Winchester (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester), Hampshire, with what was suspected to be a stroke (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stroke). He was also suffering from pneumonia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pneumonia) and fluid around the heart. Presley had suffered a major stroke about a year before. His wife said he first began to feel bad while performing in Germany on 3 December 2011 and had got progressively worse. "Doctors think he has had another stroke. He's not very well and I have no idea how long he'll be in hospital", she said.[4] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley#cite_note-4) The following month, Presley announced he had been diagnosed with lung cancer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lung_cancer) and therefore decided to retire from the music industry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_industry).[5] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley#cite_note-5) Just over a year later, on 4 February 2013, Presley died from this cancer and, according to Altham, "a succession of recent strokes".[6] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley#cite_note-6)[7] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley#cite_note-7) Presley was cremated at Basingstoke Crematorium, Hampshire.
Influence and legacy[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reg_Presley&action=edit&section=3)]Presley's music has influenced Iggy Pop (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iggy_Pop) and won praise from Bob Dylan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Dylan). The rock critic Lester Bangs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester_Bangs) called the Troggs the "godfathers of punk" and compared Presley to Marcel Proust (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Proust).[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley#cite_note-teleobit-2) Presley appears as a character in Steve Erickson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Erickson)'s novel These Dreams of You (2012).[8] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley#cite_note-8)

frisbee fred
01-17-2014, 07:53 AM
I wasn't getting any better with more takes. Time to just post it. A very sad and haunting Billie Holiday song called Strange Fruit. Hopefully, any dissonant chords were sung on purpose.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpJ5LnV2k6w&feature=youtu.be

redpaul1
01-17-2014, 08:28 AM
A few interesting things about Reg Presley from Wikipedia:

Presley, whose stage name was given to him in 1965 by the New Musical Express (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NME) journalist and publicist Keith Altham, was born at 17 Belle Vue Road,[citation needed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed)] Andover, Hampshire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andover,_Hampshire).[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley#cite_note-1) He joined the building trade on leaving school and became a bricklayer. He kept up this occupation until "Wild Thing" entered the UK Singles Chart (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Singles_Chart) in 1966.[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley#cite_note-teleobit-2) It reached No. 2 in the U.K. but No. 1 in the U.S. and sold five million copies.[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley#cite_note-teleobit-2)
Presley wrote the hits "With a Girl Like You", "I Can't Control Myself (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Can%27t_Control_Myself_(song))" and "Love Is All Around (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Is_All_Around_(The_Troggs_song))". Wet Wet Wet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wet_Wet_Wet)'s 1994 cover (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cover_version)stayed at No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Singles_Chart) for fifteen weeks. Presley used his royalties (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royalties) from that cover to fund his research subjects, such as alien spacecraft (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFO), lost civilisations, alchemy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alchemy), and crop circles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crop_circles) and outlined his findings in a book, Wild Things They Don't Tell Us, published in October 2002.[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley#cite_note-teleobit-2)[3] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley#cite_note-3)
Health problems and death[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reg_Presley&action=edit§ion=2)]In December 2011, Presley was hospitalized in Winchester (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester), Hampshire, with what was suspected to be a stroke (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stroke). He was also suffering from pneumonia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pneumonia) and fluid around the heart. Presley had suffered a major stroke about a year before. His wife said he first began to feel bad while performing in Germany on 3 December 2011 and had got progressively worse. "Doctors think he has had another stroke. He's not very well and I have no idea how long he'll be in hospital", she said.[4] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley#cite_note-4) The following month, Presley announced he had been diagnosed with lung cancer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lung_cancer) and therefore decided to retire from the music industry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_industry).[5] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley#cite_note-5) Just over a year later, on 4 February 2013, Presley died from this cancer and, according to Altham, "a succession of recent strokes".[6] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley#cite_note-6)[7] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley#cite_note-7) Presley was cremated at Basingstoke Crematorium, Hampshire.
Influence and legacy[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reg_Presley&action=edit§ion=3)]Presley's music has influenced Iggy Pop (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iggy_Pop) and won praise from Bob Dylan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Dylan). The rock critic Lester Bangs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester_Bangs) called the Troggs the "godfathers of punk" and compared Presley to Marcel Proust (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Proust).[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley#cite_note-teleobit-2) Presley appears as a character in Steve Erickson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Erickson)'s novel These Dreams of You (2012).[8] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Presley#cite_note-8)

My dear partner in life's journey knew Reg Presley personally, via his interest in aliens (long story, don't ask). What wikipedia doesn't tell you is how strong was his Hampshire 'burr' (as accents from that part of the world are known). Whenever DPILJ throws a 5 & 1 in backgammon, she always announces her score in Reg's voice: "Faive'n'wonne! Sex!"

redpaul1
01-17-2014, 08:44 AM
Talkin of Magic and Loss. I remember Chopin's Funeral March, the 'dah-dah-de-dah, dah-de-dah-de-dah-de-dah (3rd Movement,Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35) being explained to me as being not about death, but as being about the promise of resurrection; and that therefore it should be played lightly and wistfully, not with a big bass drum thumping out the beat. If you do get to hear such an arrangement, you know instantly, that's exactly it ought to be performed.

This song too is as much about resurrection as it is about death. One of the best songs from one of the great songwriting partnerships of the last 40 years (Chris Difford & Glen Tillbrook, in case you were wondering) - and certainly the most neglected.


http://youtu.be/Iw_M4mpTKRE

redpaul1
01-17-2014, 08:54 AM
This was the other song that jumped immediately to mind when I saw this week's theme. Again, a sort of promise of life beyond the grave; which comes from an unusual source, since Frank Turner is such a commited and explicit atheist (cf. his 'Glory Hallelujah' from the same album: England Keep My Bones).


http://youtu.be/z3Oh7HBUuak

glass
01-17-2014, 09:02 AM
I think I got this right.....


http://youtu.be/HmO4hrUvms4


http://youtu.be/HmO4hrUvms4

Barbablanca
01-17-2014, 09:39 AM
Ok. I get to claim my second chance in the pot. Went to see the intriguing Flor Braier (https://www.facebook.com/florbraier) (half Catalan / half Uruguayan) last night at my favourite venue. The bar takes €3 at the door and at the end of the gig gives it all to the artist - they only make cash themselves on the drinks and food consumed.

Great set of short acoustic songs and longer songs accompanied by a synth and theremin player. She writes all her own songs, largely in English (she lived in London for a while), but also in Spanish.

She was very friendly after the gig too! Lovely lass. You can hear her here (https://myspace.com/florbraier) - how's that for alliteration?

PS Free Downloads of her stuff here (http://florbraier.bandcamp.com/).

Shady Wilbury
01-17-2014, 09:46 AM
What with the way this week's been for me, I didn't expect to get an entry in. However, I surprised myself, and here's the song that may be my favourite Bruce Springsteen song.


http://youtu.be/DmbQFXAKb1s

Enjoy,

decaturcomp
01-17-2014, 09:51 AM
Well done, sir.
Listening to her, now.
You're in the cap once again.


Ok. I get to claim my second chance in the pot. Went to see the intriguing Flor Braier (https://www.facebook.com/florbraier) (half Catalan / half Uruguayan) last night at my favourite venue. The bar takes €3 at the door and at the end of the gig gives it all to the artist - they only make cash themselves on the drinks and food consumed.

Great set of short acoustic songs and longer songs accompanied by a synth and theremin player. She writes all her own songs, largely in English (she lived in London for a while), but also in Spanish.

She was very friendly after the gig too! Lovely lass. You can hear her here (https://myspace.com/florbraier) - how's that for alliteration?

PS Free Downloads of her stuff here (http://florbraier.bandcamp.com/).

Tootler
01-17-2014, 10:32 AM
I was about to upload another entry but You Tube said they had a problem and had sent their highly trained monkeys to deal with it.

While I am waiting for You Tube...

I went to Stockton Folk Club on Monday Night (where I go most Mondays) and they had Geoff Higginbottom on. The usual set up with Stockton Folk Club is alternating singers night where those who want to get to perform a couple of songs (bit like an open mike) and a "guest night" where there is a paid performer. Entrance on guest nights is more than on singers nights but the cumulative take from guest nights and singers nights plus a raffle every week goes to give the guest performer on guest nights his fee. Geoff Higginbottom like most performers on guest nights sings a mixture of traditional and modern folk songs plus some self-penned material. Here's a link to his Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/geoff.higginbottom.5)

On Monday I paid £3 to get in. On singers nights it's £1. I also pay an annual membership fee which gives me a £1 reduction on guest nights.

I go to four local folk clubs, two most weeks, two others less frequently and all operate in a similar manner though the frequency of guest nights varies.

A folk club singers night (or singaround) is a good alternative to an open mike. They are usually very supportive of newcomers and are fairly flexible about what you sing. Some focus more on traditional song some are more "poppy". The main difference with an open mike is there is rarely any PA they are nearly always acoustic. Guest night performers usually perform acoustically as well.

decaturcomp
01-17-2014, 10:42 AM
Sounds great. And now you're in the hat twice. If YT slows you down too much or not enough you could end up being #100, too.
Thanks for supporting local musicians, although I know that you always, do. The singaround sounds good.


I was about to upload another entry but You Tube said they had a problem and had sent their highly trained monkeys to deal with it.

While I am waiting for You Tube...

I went to Stockton Folk Club on Monday Night (where I go most Mondays) and they had Geoff Higginbottom on. The usual set up with Stockton Folk Club is alternating singers night where those who want to get to perform a couple of songs (bit like an open mike) and a "guest night" where there is a paid performer. Entrance on guest nights is more than on singers nights but the cumulative take from guest nights and singers nights plus a raffle every week goes to give the guest performer on guest nights his fee. Geoff Higginbottom like most performers on guest nights sings a mixture of traditional and modern folk songs plus some self-penned material. Here's a link to his Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/geoff.higginbottom.5)

On Monday I paid £3 to get in. On singers nights it's £1. I also pay an annual membership fee which gives me a £1 reduction on guest nights.

I go to four local folk clubs, two most weeks, two others less frequently and all operate in a similar manner though the frequency of guest nights varies.

A folk club singers night (or singaround) is a good alternative to an open mike. They are usually very supportive of newcomers and are fairly flexible about what you sing. Some focus more on traditional song some are more "poppy". The main difference with an open mike is there is rarely any PA they are nearly always acoustic. Guest night performers usually perform acoustically as well.

Tootler
01-17-2014, 11:10 AM
The trained monkeys did their job and You Tube woke up.

Among the musicians who died in 2013 was folk singer Louisa Jo Killen. He was actually born Louis Killen and performed most of his career as Louis Killen but underwent a sex change towards the end of his life.

He was an important figure in the UK folk revival of the 1950s/60s. This song was on the first album he was on in 1961 - an album of Northumbrian folk songs by Louis Killen and Isla Cameron.

Blackleg Miners was collected in Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham by another prominent figure of the 1950s revival, A L Lloyd. It is about the disputes in the coalfields of North East England in the 19th century. It is not a pretty song but it reflects the bitterness of those disputes, a bitterness that raised its head again in the 1985 coal strike in Britain.


http://youtu.be/ME2mDmdn8qk

Here's Louis Killen singing Blackleg Miner (http://youtu.be/iixlRu_6fko)

My version was more influenced by Steeleye Span (http://youtu.be/0Mve-xSd0AQ)

uke4ia
01-17-2014, 11:17 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd7zj0oPShQ

I did Gotye and Divinyls covers earlier this week, now I'm completing the Aussie trifecta with my favorite Hoodoo Gurus song, "Death-Defying". This now ties Body Parts Week for the most songs I've done in a Season.

decaturcomp
01-17-2014, 11:17 AM
a poem....well, a partial poem about death as some adults saw it when I was young.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qhso4PbTDM

Raygf
01-17-2014, 11:24 AM
I first heard this on Emmylou Harris' "Roses in the Snow" album. I love this tune. Definitely touches on how people deal with life and death.

I'm going to International Guitar Night (http://www.internationalguitarnight.com) at the Gordon Center tomorrow night with a group of friends. It's always a spectacular night of music. So looking forward to it.


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

decaturcomp
01-17-2014, 12:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZhV5m-MP90

pabrizzer
01-17-2014, 12:32 PM
Well I saw Casey's (Shady Wilbury here on UU) beautifully sad yet still hopeful original -
A View From the Mountain (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mjdc8lMj10) -
and (with her permission) just had to cover it.

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

I snuck an Em in the chorus Casey - hope that's OK.

lelouden
01-17-2014, 12:36 PM
My sister has asked me if she could do a video with me. Of coarse I said yes. We haven't sung together sense our 20's. We spent a whole day of it. I forgot that when we are together all we do is goof off and laugh at each other. I tried to chose a song that we could both play. She plays very little. We decided to go with D tuning (ADF#B) on her tenor cuz the chord shapes were easier... all except for the Barre C that she struggled with all day:) The Everly Brothers put out some of the best songs of their time IMO. I figured we would kill it...appropriate for this weeks theme. Well, we did kill it! I mean really we murdered the song...butchered it really. I have said over and over to other seasonistas to never point out your flaws cuz most the time they will go unnoticed but because Alan posed the question over on the Facebook page, "Should we give criticism here in the seasons?" I say No! I am my own worst critic. I know I sing flat most the time. I can hear that without being told :) Seriously I find the seasons so inviting and charming because we are all so positive here that it would ruin the whole welcoming happy feel of the seasons to do that. However Alan If you open a new thread and call it something like "Simon Cowell's Corner" and clearly let people know the thread was for critiquing and opinions then that would be a place for people to get the help they are looking for when they are unsure.:2cents:
Anyway back to the song. I will give you a heads up. The song doesn't last a full 4 1/2 minutes. I couldn't help myself. There are outtakes.

Let It Be Me~ Everly Brothers

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

decaturcomp
01-17-2014, 12:53 PM
Well, little Everly Sisters. That was wonderful. I may have laughed nearly as much as you did. And your harmonies were beautiful. Thanks so much for this. What a nice way to reach video number 100.

You may remember that the person to hit the number 100 video on the 100th Season of the Ukulele gets an extra copy of their name in the hat this month, so well done on that, too!

The Simon Cowell corner isn't a bad idea. Maybe the Tough Love corner. Folks could copy their songs there only when they wanted suggestions or help maybe with a song they weren't ready to post? Or, if they were happy but just wanted to find out where to put their effort (in someone else's opinion) they could go there, too. Maybe there'd have to be a disclaimer or something to sign saying they wouldn't get upset.

OR maybe we'd just need a safe word!



My sister has asked me if she could do a video with me. Of coarse I said yes. We haven't sung together sense our 20's. We spent a whole day of it. I forgot that when we are together all we do is goof off and laugh at each other. I tried to chose a song that we could both play. She plays very little. We decided to go with D tuning (ADF#B) on her tenor cuz the chord shapes were easier... all except for the Barre C that she struggled with all day:) The Everly Brothers put out some of the best songs of their time IMO. I figured we would kill it...appropriate for this weeks theme. Well, we did kill it! I mean really we murdered the song...butchered it really. I have said over and over to other seasonistas to never point out your flaws cuz most the time they will go unnoticed but because Alan posed the question over on the Facebook page, "Should we give criticism here in the seasons?" I say No! I am my own worst critic. I know I sing flat most the time. I can hear that without being told :) Seriously I find the seasons so inviting and charming because we are all so positive here that it would ruin the whole welcoming happy feel of the seasons to do that. However Alan If you open a new thread and call it something like "Simon Cowell's Corner" and clearly let people know the thread was for critiquing and opinions then that would be a place for people to get the help they are looking for when they are unsure.:2cents:
Anyway back to the song. I will give you a heads up. The song doesn't last a full 4 1/2 minutes. I couldn't help myself. There are outtakes.

Let It Be Me~ Everly Brothers

lelouden
01-17-2014, 01:39 PM
Oh Yey! I forgot to tell you that we paid each other to stop singing! I was hoping maybe that would count but Ill take the 100th video entry.
:smileybounce:

cua94
01-17-2014, 01:43 PM
I didn't see my "Seasons in the Sun" on the playlist. Was that an oversight?

Thanks,
Liz

Shady Wilbury
01-17-2014, 01:45 PM
I snuck an Em in the chorus Casey - hope that's OK.

No sneakin' or skulking necessary, Pa...it's already there in my original. :) Can't wait to hear what you've done with it in the morning. Thank you!

decaturcomp
01-17-2014, 01:59 PM
Twas a slip of the digit. Now corrected. Sorry but I'm glad you checked.


I didn't see my "Seasons in the Sun" on the playlist. Was that an oversight?

Thanks,
Liz

Milliron
01-17-2014, 02:02 PM
This is Laurie Milliron commenting on the crazy video I'm in. There was no alcohol involved just insanity:). We had a little too much fun, (as we always do). I am hoping to learn to play the Uke so I can confidently sing, change chords and read while occasionally smiling. Thanks for spending the day with me Linda:)

bird's eye view of my ukelele
01-17-2014, 02:03 PM
I know I sing flat most the time.

WOT? says who? you tell me who says that and i'll... oh, hold on a tick



I can hear that without being told

ok right. you say it. well you know i don't care who says it, i don't think it's true!



I forgot to tell you that we paid each other to stop singing!

lol!

lelouden
01-17-2014, 02:11 PM
This is Laurie Milliron commenting on the crazy video I'm in. There was no alcohol involved just insanity. We had a little too much fun, (as we always do). I am hoping to learn to play the Uke so I can confidently sing, change chords and read while occasionally smiling. Thanks for spending the day with me Linda


Yes I forgot to say that there was no alcohol involved! Truly!

CeeJay
01-17-2014, 03:11 PM
I would love to have been a fly on the wall during this.....great fun ladies...two lasses having a great day of musical mayhem, madness and music...you got there in the end ...but the journey was so much fun to watch !!

cua94
01-17-2014, 03:48 PM
Thanks! This is a great season!

Liz

glass
01-17-2014, 05:48 PM
Doubled the season for post 200, great season here!!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
01-17-2014, 05:52 PM
ok here is my one hundredth video for season 100

well

it kinda seems like it!

this is "teardrops" by womack & womack

in memory of cecil womack who died in february 2013


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dGmsExRDRU

pabrizzer
01-17-2014, 07:45 PM
Got a PM saying “you gotta do this one” so I have.
Done by the Beatles featuring Tony Sheridan.
Take Out Some Insurance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r351qY67dPc

thesillydave
01-17-2014, 08:04 PM
late night bonus ....about living...before...well,..it's later then you think!

http://youtu.be/cWNlpPc82Bs
cheers!

mythinformed
01-17-2014, 09:47 PM
Oh Yey! I forgot to tell you that we paid each other to stop singing! I was hoping maybe that would count but Ill take the 100th video entry.
:smileybounce:

Linda, I think I've mentioned before on here you greatly under estimate your vocals. Your singing is wonderful and a pleasure on the ears.

I liken my vocals to a 'kazoo'........its a secondary accompaniment to the ukulele which is my real passion and if I can get away with singing in tune here and there then Its a bonus!! Lol

dirtiestkidever
01-17-2014, 09:50 PM
This is a cover of eugene's video from a few weeks ago.


http://youtu.be/NDLgIDfSE3Y

If you notice me laughing a bit its because my wife and dog are sitting right in front of me. During the song my wife took this picture and emailed it to me with the caption 'How pancho's dust ended up in lefty's mouth'.

63082

decaturcomp
01-17-2014, 09:56 PM
Loved your version of Take Out Some Insurance, Brian. It reminded me of the first time I heard it live when Jimmy Reed came to town:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4KtIEgsOOo


Got a PM saying “you gotta do this one” so I have.
Done by the Beatles featuring Tony Sheridan.
Take Out Some Insurance.

pabrizzer
01-17-2014, 10:05 PM
Loved your version of Take Out Some Insurance, Brian. It reminded me of the first time I heard it live when Jimmy Reed came to town:

Thank you Alan. And well spotted. I was heavily influenced by that version.
That video link was sent to me when I was 'told' to do it. It is a beauty.
I would have liked to keep it in the key of E but on the guitalele it sounded better and was easier to play in C.

redpaul1
01-17-2014, 10:53 PM
Not that I'd care ordinarily, but I notice that my entries and glass's have been left off the playlist. If they'd been added in chronological order, between Fred's and Shady's, that would have placed a certain Alan Thornton in the coveted #100 spot.
The fix is in! ;-)
63083

Joko
01-17-2014, 11:02 PM
I've been away from the seasons for a couple weeks, but just happened to have recorded this edition of Wind Beneath My Wings the other night just for shits and giggles. Whatta coincidence I could throw that piss take in here as an entry (although I do have a real entry coming soon).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybgp-3VIFFE

decaturcomp
01-17-2014, 11:23 PM
Thanks for letting me know. I've been trying to keep up with the 100+ posts and have missed adding a couple of others to the list before this, now corrected. It's fun but I've been trying to work at the same time so I apologize.

Yours and Glass' are there now.


Not that I'd care ordinarily, but I notice that my entries and glass's have been left off the playlist. If they'd been added in chronological order, between Fred's and Shady's, that would have placed a certain Alan Thornton in the coveted #100 spot.
The fix is in! ;-)

Tootler
01-18-2014, 01:35 AM
Thanks for letting me know. I've been trying to keep up with the 100+ posts and have missed adding a couple of others to the list before this, now corrected. It's fun but I've been trying to work at the same time so I apologize.

Yours and Glass' are there now.

That's why I restricted the number of entries in the last season I hosted. I knew I would not be able to keep up with the number of posts if I left it open, though I don't think I need have worried in that particular case as folk were mostly too busy getting ready for Christmas and quite a number of regulars did not post an entry.

I will probably have to restrict number of entries next time I host for the same reason. I simply cannot keep up. I have managed to listen to far too few entries this time. It's more or less been a case of select the ones that look interesting to me and I have not listened to quite a few who I know will be producing good entries.

You're doing a grand job, Alan. Keep it up and kudos to you.

PS. I have another entry uploading as I write this and yet another in the pipeline. I should really be doing my tax return as it has to be in by the end of the month. I reckon it will be a last minute job as usual :wallbash:

bird's eye view of my ukelele
01-18-2014, 01:48 AM
'How pancho's dust ended up in lefty's mouth'
aw! supercute dog alert!

great vid and lovely singing and playing




Not that I'd care ordinarily, but I notice that my entries and glass's have been left off the playlist. If they'd been added in chronological order, between Fred's and Shady's, that would have placed a certain Alan Thornton in the coveted #100 spot.
The fix is in! ;-)
63083
lol! even i - yes, even i, with all my multitudinous perfection and wotnot ;) missed at least one post and vid when i hosted... i think for this season it was the universe's way of adding that extra bit of random chance to the big "who is gonna get vid number 100" question - and it's a good job the universe DID step in because alan winning his own competition would have quite rightly caused a riot!

by the way, when i first read your post i leapt to the barmy conclusion that you were saying alan left your entries AND YOUR GLASSES off the playlist. i sat there for quite a while, thinking i didn't even know you WORE glasses, and why should alan put them on the playlist even if you did

:uhoh:

gee, sometimes my multitudinous perfection kinda overwhelms me, you know?

Tootler
01-18-2014, 01:50 AM
Right, it's uploaded so here's another entry from me.

A song from the Child Ballad collection. This song has both magic and loss in it. It deals with loss and also contains a folk belief about the consequences of excessive grief - that if the bereaved mourn excessively the soul of the dead one is bound to the grave and is unable to depart to meet its fate.


http://youtu.be/ZFW317D4xwI

pabrizzer
01-18-2014, 02:34 AM
I really liked JJ Cale and his cool guitar style.
Devil in Disguise and Who's Talking are two beaut songs that I will probably give a went before season end but I would love to see them (or other Cale songs) treated by someone else.

Joko
01-18-2014, 04:25 AM
Been away from the SOTU for a couple weeks. Things are pretty crazy here in Bangkok at the moment. Suffice to say I'm still good and found a very nice plce from which to shoot this week's video. Not more than a hundred meters from where I had to park my bike, there was an abandoned toilet, just waiting for someone to sit on it.

Strapped my ukulele to the basket on the front of my motorcycle this afternoon to head to shoot a Seasons Of The Ukulele video at an exotic locale. When I got deep into On Nut 66 Village, the uke had been pushed back by the wind to the point where it interfered with my steering. I went to make a slow left turn, and WHAM! I put the bike down. Scraped my knee, everything else okay. Probably one of the only instances where a motorcycle crash was caused by a ukulele. Look in the vid at my bloodied left knee.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiWTFk5l8IM

thesillydave
01-18-2014, 04:52 AM
hey alan! no big deal, but it seems my first entry didn't make the list either! it's on page 16 , post 160 of the thread!
you asked for alot of videos...ha! you got 'em!
cheers!

GinnyT11
01-18-2014, 04:58 AM
http://youtu.be/SAHqbjxUJwo


This is about death, but I'm pretty sure no one will watch this all the way through because the song is a boring construct. I tried to help by omitting several verses.

decaturcomp
01-18-2014, 05:11 AM
Thanks Geoff. I'm always sorry to have made mistakes but I think the issue is with my process. When I go from here to YT I should add the video to the playlist first thing but, sometimes I'm listening to the song and become inspired to do the comment first and THAT's when I drop the ball by not going back to add to the playlist. Also, on another case, I'd just dropped the video into the WRONG playlist which indicated that the entry was an historical artifact from last year's Ukulele World Congress. I don't think I'd change my unlimited videos policy on another occasion, but I would be more careful about making sure no one got lost from the playlist.



That's why I restricted the number of entries in the last season I hosted. I knew I would not be able to keep up with the number of posts if I left it open, though I don't think I need have worried in that particular case as folk were mostly too busy getting ready for Christmas and quite a number of regulars did not post an entry.

I will probably have to restrict number of entries next time I host for the same reason. I simply cannot keep up. I have managed to listen to far too few entries this time. It's more or less been a case of select the ones that look interesting to me and I have not listened to quite a few who I know will be producing good entries.

You're doing a grand job, Alan. Keep it up and kudos to you.

PS. I have another entry uploading as I write this and yet another in the pipeline. I should really be doing my tax return as it has to be in by the end of the month. I reckon it will be a last minute job as usual :wallbash:

wee_ginga_yin
01-18-2014, 06:33 AM
This is a very strange song... quite possibly coming from beyond the grave.
Now this is a twist for usually it is the living that miss and mourn for the dead,
but in this particular case it seems that the dead long for the living.

Green Grass by Tom Waits


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_W4iyP3je8

CeeJay
01-18-2014, 06:56 AM
I really liked JJ Cale and his cool guitar style.
Devil in Disguise and Who's Talking are two beaut songs that I will probably give a went before season end but I would love to see them (or other Cale songs) treated by someone else.

Not one those you suggested , but I had a stab at After Midnight.......not played this before and only have heard Clappoe's version ...tried to avoid that ....anyhoo...'yer 'tis.


http://youtu.be/mCLh5swq5Eo

mythinformed
01-18-2014, 09:06 AM
This ones purely for fun (not an entry).
A muck about with the theme of this Cult British TV Sitcom and homage to 'Trigger' (a national treasure) aka the great actor ............
Roger Lloyd-Pack who passed 3 days ago 15th Jan 2014


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m34Yta0iZXE&feature=youtu.be

pabrizzer
01-18-2014, 10:17 AM
This ones purely for fun (not an entry).
A muck about with the theme of this Cult British TV Sitcom and homage to 'Trigger' (a national treasure) aka the great actor ............
Roger Lloyd-Pack who passed 3 days ago 15th Jan 2014


Gee - he was pretty young too - only 69.
I really liked him in The Vicar of Dibley and The Old Guys.
I have seen him strumming a guitar and singing pretty well somewhere too.
Good one Mark.

Tootler
01-18-2014, 10:59 AM
I know I said something about not including murder ballads in the intro....

Well that was like a red rag to a bull. :biglaugh:

This one was recorded by Louis Killen in the same album as Blackleg Miner and was included in at least one subsequent album in which he featured so fits the theme anyway as a tribute to a musician who passed on in 2013.

It also has both loss and magic in it.


http://youtu.be/d1nSl0XnxQE

and it's five minutes long. :smileybounce:

GaryC1968
01-18-2014, 11:15 AM
Bogey agreed to be in this video, but he was so disgusted by the song choice that he chewed his paw in protest the entire time.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7vDnhROTFI

uke4ia
01-18-2014, 11:48 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9eQ8_T1ytU

I'm not going to do another song this season. But if I did, it would be this one. :smileybounce:

lelouden
01-18-2014, 11:49 AM
Thanks Geoff. I'm always sorry to have made mistakes but I think the issue is with my process. When I go from here to YT I should add the video to the playlist first thing but, sometimes I'm listening to the song and become inspired to do the comment first and THAT's when I drop the ball by not going back to add to the playlist. Also, on another case, I'd just dropped the video into the WRONG playlist which indicated that the entry was an historical artifact from last year's Ukulele World Congress. I don't think I'd change my unlimited videos policy on another occasion, but I would be more careful about making sure no one got lost from the playlist.

No need to apologize Alan!!! You did it just right!

:agree:

And Paul, the call goes to the referee!!!

:rulez:

decaturcomp
01-18-2014, 11:49 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxHfu2Af_j4

A Yusuf Islam song from his previous incarnation.

~dave~~wave~
01-18-2014, 11:56 AM
I did a little medley for Joey Covington, who drummed for Hot Tuna and Jefferson Airplane.

Pretty As You Feel / Fat Angel / Thunk




http://youtu.be/3apXZdMOSv4

lelouden
01-18-2014, 12:04 PM
Linda, I think I've mentioned before on here you greatly under estimate your vocals. Your singing is wonderful and a pleasure on the ears.

I liken my vocals to a 'kazoo'........its a secondary accompaniment to the ukulele which is my real passion and if I can get away with singing in tune here and there then Its a bonus!! Lol

Well, I think you under estimate your own fine Kazoo as you call it. I find your vids to be great! Thanks for the very nice compliment. I appreciate every word!:)

DWitt
01-18-2014, 12:44 PM
My third entry. I left out a couple verses, but the story of loss is kept intact.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ShVyhjghf0

DWitt
01-18-2014, 12:48 PM
My fourth entry. Didn't have time to record this week except Wednesday and today, so I did these all in a row!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iszkq5sj0K4

DWitt
01-18-2014, 12:55 PM
My last entry.

It took me a long, long time to get around to recording this. I care so much about the song, I had to wait a long time until I was able to do a version was pleased enough with.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu48tdkqjDw

redpaul1
01-18-2014, 01:00 PM
Thanks for letting me know. I've been trying to keep up with the 100+ posts and have missed adding a couple of others to the list before this, now corrected. It's fun but I've been trying to work at the same time so I apologize.

Yours and Glass' are there now.

My dear chap! No apology needed in the slightest!


lol! even i - yes, even i, with all my multitudinous perfection and wotnot ;) missed at least one post and vid when i hosted... i think for this season it was the universe's way of adding that extra bit of random chance to the big "who is gonna get vid number 100" question - and it's a good job the universe DID step in because alan winning his own competition would have quite rightly caused a riot!

Yes, the thought of that riot was what was making me smile too.


by the way, when i first read your post i leapt to the barmy conclusion that you were saying alan left your entries AND YOUR GLASSES off the playlist. i sat there for quite a while, thinking i didn't even know you WORE glasses, and why should alan put them on the playlist even if you did

:uhoh:

gee, sometimes my multitudinous perfection kinda overwhelms me, you know?

Hahaha! Sorry about that! I was thinking later (I've been out all afternoon) that wasn't very well expressed; what I should have written was "glass's entry and mine" - multitudinous imperfection strikes again.

Stephen Reed
01-18-2014, 01:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlv6xDO8iNs
100th Season of the Ukulele

pabrizzer
01-18-2014, 01:27 PM
Who's Talking - JJ Cale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOgqML7DWM4

FiL
01-18-2014, 01:29 PM
This has been a crazy busy week, so I wasn't sure if I would have time to make a video. I couldn't find a song by a musican who passed away last year that resonated with me, so I recorded an original I wrote when my dad passed away this past August.


http://youtu.be/YiMUFIAQgFk

I have another video of this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmmsEcaw5gk) on YouTube based on an informal live performance at a workshop during a small folk retreat. One of the workshop presenters captured the audio, and I set it to old photos of my dad. It's a superior performance, with other members of the workshop joining in. It's pretty much my favorite video ever.

- FiL

SailQwest
01-18-2014, 06:03 PM
Thanks, Alan, for hosting another great Season. I decided to go with a song about grief; Paint It Black by the Rolling Stones.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHNfjbuj8Nc

myrnaukelele
01-18-2014, 06:08 PM
Here's one from the bluegrass archives.

http://youtu.be/EHgsUcTmLO0

TCK
01-18-2014, 07:11 PM
Who am I to say no when the wife says she wants to play some depressing punk rock on the Ukulele? Great season Alan...thanks for the bang up job hosting.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiRT67voTNY

decaturcomp
01-18-2014, 07:51 PM
I don't think I've entered any retreads in a season before but a- I'm not really entering anyway and 2- I love this song and C- this is one of my favorite recordings I've ever been involved with and C:subchapter iii) Bill and I just played all kinds of songs for about the last 5 hours so, what the hell. Here's the question. Is this a song about death? or not?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxX5KmeEINY

librainian
01-18-2014, 08:45 PM
There have been many outstanding videos for this season and rightly so. 100 seems like a magic number to me. It's a shame I've only been able to participate for less than half of them but I look forward to the next 100!

I'm only posting one video for this week so I hope quality counts as much as quantity. I can't hope to keep up with some of our more prolific members this week, what with the LWU in town here. Ralf, Sean and I are having a little jam tomorrow morning. Here's some mud in your eye!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5shNenMv3Xs

peewee
01-18-2014, 09:11 PM
OK so I'm too busy to do another video, working, bla bla bla...then as I was driving it came to me: this season would suffer greatly from not including the only song about deceased musicians performed by a musician who himself passed in 2013. A double whammy!

I didn't rehearse much, and the key changes kind of confused my fingers, but with work continuing and the deadline looming, here it is: Who's Going to Fill Their Shoes, another George Jones song that I discovered via one of the Meat Puppet's sloppy encores. At least they had the foresight to change the lyrics around to make it about Jimi and Bob and I forget who else.
http://youtu.be/j-e5M-UU9Uw


http://youtu.be/j-e5M-UU9Uw

thanks Alan!

Yeti&Kira
01-18-2014, 09:29 PM
I know that Yeti & Kira posted this song early in this season as their first ever season entry. It was fantastic. I could never hope to emulate it. It has had 10,600 odd views on youtube, deservedly so, I think.
Wild Thing was a song I learned on guitar many moons ago, and it, and Hang on Sloopy, were the only things I could play.


http://youtu.be/yd2hVcxJFXI

Keep it up, man! :) nice one!

29moons
01-18-2014, 09:35 PM
December 2013 was a tough month for my high school theater. We lost our teacher/director/mentor/friend on December 29th. Mr. Dolan taught me everything I knew about theater, set design, set construction and stage management. He inspired all who knew him and never forgot us. We also lost a wonderful ballet dancer in my friend Carrie Del Rey. She was a great friend and an awesome person. I learned many things from her and I was lucky that she was a part of my life. I am positive that I will see them again when the stars fall from the sky.

This song was about Greg Carroll a roadie for U2 whom they met in New Zealand in 1984. Greg and Bono became great friends after meeting for the first time in NZ when Greg took Bono to a place called One Tree Hill. Greg became a roadie for the band but unfortunately he passed in a motorcycle accident in Dublin. The band released the song on the Joshua Tree album in 1987. Bono did it one take because he was so emotionally spent after the first recording that he refused to do it again. I felt it was appropriate for my wonderful friend Carrie and my hard ass mentor Mr. Dolan. As Mr. Dolan would say, "Assholes and elbows gentleman."


http://youtu.be/sIs72c_Q2r8

pabrizzer
01-18-2014, 10:43 PM
I know that not all share my 'atomist' views so I post this previously done video to show that I understand other views on where we go.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O19hP74aZss

bird's eye view of my ukelele
01-19-2014, 12:08 AM
that wasn't very well expressed; what I should have written was "glass's entry and mine"
on the contrary, you expressed yourself perfectly

i was just being a bit thick!

UkeyDave
01-19-2014, 05:10 AM
I don't think I've entered any retreads in a season before but a- I'm not really entering anyway and 2- I love this song and C- this is one of my favorite recordings I've ever been involved with and C:subchapter iii) Bill and I just played all kinds of songs for about the last 5 hours so, what the hell. Here's the question. Is this a song about death? or not?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxX5KmeEINY

This is just wonderful. Great job both.

ukuleledaveey
01-19-2014, 05:42 AM
Howdy Gang long time since i have been around these parts.
Here is a song i recorded along time ago, but thought it fits this season, so here it is, i also recorded something today, but not liking the new youtube layout why cant they leave it as it is grrrr :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaY4TH9eiaw

ukuleledaveey
01-19-2014, 06:31 AM
Hello again fellow ukesters, well i am pretty certain Alan said we could do murder ballads, well here is one of my favourites.


http://youtu.be/e1DDQU6W1-w

TCK
01-19-2014, 06:38 AM
Daveey's back!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfPg5LjGYz8
Welcome back mate