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Shady Wilbury
02-22-2014, 10:54 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15Ey5MCvo7Q


Hello, Seasonistas!

I outlined your task in my special 'on location' video above. This week's all about my favourite Beatle.


George Harrison songs
Something and While My Guitar...as bonuses
If you're a songwriter, and inspired by George, feel free to write a song for his birthday
Random draw if I cannot choose winners
PM me if you need help choosing a song



Out of respect for our current host, Ukuleledaddy, please do not post any videos until after midnight Hawa'ii time tomorrow. (10am GMT)

Looking forward to seeing your videos!


Entries (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5fZxPLBIjrgIrnVr6-3gp7QuvDuPo-BU)

Bonuses (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5fZxPLBIjrhZ21ojzkyFInMIjwfx0wDL)


This discussion happened later in the thread, but I'm adding it to the first post, so that newcomers can find it easily.


Originally Posted by Shady Wilbury
Solo, plus his Beatles songs:

Don't Bother Me
I Need You
You Like Me Too Much
Think For Yourself
If I Needed Someone
Taxman
Love You To
I Want To Tell You
Within You Without You
Long Long Long
Piggies
Here Comes the Sun

If you're thinking Traveling Wilburys, go for it.
Don't forget Blue Jay Way, It's All Too Much, It's Only a Northern Song, Savoy Truffle, I Me Mine, and For You Blue.

Great theme! I hope I have time to contribute this week!

- FiL

Songs George recorded (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_recorded_by_George_Harrison)
Songs George wrote (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_written_by_George_Harrison)
A comprehensive site for chords to the majority of George's songs (http://lennonchords.info/harrison/)

myrnaukelele
02-22-2014, 11:03 AM
Great challenge Shady! I know we'll all have fun watching George Harrison vids on YouTube this week.:cool:

Shady Wilbury
02-22-2014, 11:05 AM
I'm pleased you're on board, myrna. Can't wait to see what you come up with. :cool:

UkeyDave
02-22-2014, 11:25 AM
Great theme Casey. Haven't got a clue what I'm gonna do but really looking forward to finding one.

greenie44
02-22-2014, 12:10 PM
I second (or third) appreciation for the theme. I am very psyched about one tune in particular. Don't know if I can do it justice, but I plan to try.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
02-22-2014, 02:19 PM
shady - GREAT intro vid, charming, and i love the hat! what super prizes too - and i'm sure the mystery extra prize is super as well!

29moons
02-22-2014, 05:43 PM
One of the awesome things about the seasons is discovering new things. Though I have been a lifelong Beatles fan, I have not discovered and appreciated all of Georges solo work. So, as I have this week off I believe that there is a trip to the library in my near future and a discovery of some new music. I have seen George's CDs in the section but have never checked them out. I did however, recently listen to a benefit that he did that had Peter Tork playing banjo on it that I really liked. So, I look forward to this weeks challenge and seeing what great GH stuff that I find.

Thanks Shadey

UkeCan1
02-22-2014, 08:51 PM
Too funny - just last night I was watching a lesser-known George Harrison song on YouTube ... because a friend's Facebook post led me there. And I was thinking it would be fun to do for a Seasons video. And wondered what theme might be appropriate to do it. And then you answered my question to the universe. Crazy! Guess I know which one I'm meant to do.

Great video, great theme, great prizes, great hat, great fireplace, Casey. Are you on a ski trip? Looks cozy. Looking forward to this! Namaste, back atcha.

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
02-22-2014, 09:03 PM
Just to confirm, is that just SOLO or BEATLES tracks? nothing that he did with anyone else.

Thanks

Shady Wilbury
02-22-2014, 09:32 PM
Wendy...

Thanks for making me smile. Me going on a ski trip would be pointless, as there are times when I can't stay upright for more than ten minutes at a stretch. I was looking for somewhere with a Friar Park (George Harrison's stately home) feel, and the room that leads into the meeting room at my university fit the bill.

Looking forward to hearing your song(s)

Shady Wilbury
02-22-2014, 09:39 PM
Solo, plus his Beatles songs:

Don't Bother Me
I Need You
You Like Me Too Much
Think For Yourself
If I Needed Someone
Taxman
Love You To
I Want To Tell You
Within You Without You
Long Long Long
Piggies
Here Comes the Sun

If you're thinking Traveling Wilburys, go for it. :)

Tootler
02-22-2014, 10:40 PM
List of George Harrison songs here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Songs_written_by_George_Harrison

There's two pages. Click (tap) on "next 200" at the foot of the page to see the rest of the list.

Jazzbanjorex
02-22-2014, 10:49 PM
This is wild. I heard a George song on the radio the other day and thought it would be neat to do.

Sometimes the song chooses the Seasonista and not the Seasonista chooses the song. I'll make sure it's on the list. Hmm. It's not. I'll PM you Shady.

pabrizzer
02-22-2014, 11:03 PM
All Things Must Pass

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsFcR1316O8

Tootler
02-22-2014, 11:03 PM
....and they're off :music:

Rex, there's another list - of songs he has sung & presumably recorded. There's a link at the top of the list.

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
02-22-2014, 11:12 PM
Solo, plus his Beatles songs:

<snip>

If you're thinking Traveling Wilburys, go for it. :)

No definite ideas yet, but this list http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_recorded_by_George_Harrison has some he recorded with other people.

ukuleledaveey
02-22-2014, 11:20 PM
Hi guys while researching (trying to find a george song simple enough for me to play) i found this little beat of a site

http://lennonchords.info/harrison/

Shady Wilbury
02-22-2014, 11:57 PM
Thanks, Daveey.

I forgot to mention that one - shame on me. :)

pabrizzer - excellent way to kick off the season! Your video's in the entries playlist. :)

xommen
02-23-2014, 01:06 AM
When I was looking for a song to do for this season, I found this one. I listened to it yesterday and then recorded it without listening again today. So I guess this is my interpretation of George his song. This is: Hear me Lord.

http://youtu.be/etAdLGNgxow

FiL
02-23-2014, 01:51 AM
Solo, plus his Beatles songs:

Don't Bother Me
I Need You
You Like Me Too Much
Think For Yourself
If I Needed Someone
Taxman
Love You To
I Want To Tell You
Within You Without You
Long Long Long
Piggies
Here Comes the Sun

If you're thinking Traveling Wilburys, go for it. :)

Don't forget Blue Jay Way, It's All Too Much, It's Only a Northern Song, Savoy Truffle, I Me Mine, and For You Blue.

Great theme! I hope I have time to contribute this week!

- FiL

Shady Wilbury
02-23-2014, 01:57 AM
Oh dear Lord, how could I? :D

Thanks, FiL. I'll add those to my list, and this to the first post. :)

UkeCan1
02-23-2014, 02:22 AM
Wendy... Thanks for making me smile. Me going on a ski trip would be pointless, as there are times when I can't stay upright for more than ten minutes at a stretch. I was looking for somewhere with a Friar Park (George Harrison's stately home) feel, and the room that leads into the meeting room at my university fit the bill.

I love the thought and care you put into this! It's a beautiful space. I felt like we were all on a ski trip with you.


Looking forward to hearing your song(s)

Ha! Love the "(s)" ... you know me too well. :)

Yeah, now I'm rethinking ... so many great songs! Can we also do a song from one of those two Wikipedia lists that (songs he recorded (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_recorded_by_George_Harrison), songs he wrote (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Songs_written_by_George_Harrison)) or the lennonchords link (http://lennonchords.info/harrison/), say, one he sang but did not write, or had a hand in but someone else recorded? Ones that might not be George solo, on your short Beatles list (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?93304-Season-106-of-the-Ukulele&p=1482433#post1482433), or Traveling Wilburys?

Oh, I just got that that's the source of your UU name, Shady Wilbury? (What's the "Shady" part?)


This is wild. I heard a George song on the radio the other day and thought it would be neat to do.
Sometimes the song chooses the Seasonista and not the Seasonista chooses the song. I'll make sure it's on the list. Hmm. It's not. I'll PM you Shady

Rex, once again great minds think alike. Did you see my post last night (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?93304-Season-106-of-the-Ukulele&p=1482425#post1482425)? The same thing happened to me! I was led to listen to a George song on Friday that I was thinking would be great for a Season, and wondering when a Season theme might come up that would let me do it! And then, 24 hours later ... Casey reads my mind, apparently.

Shady Wilbury
02-23-2014, 02:31 AM
Thanks for the enthusiasm, Wendy. I'm going to have to say yes to songs he wrote and the songs he recorded by other artists. I'll PM you about the other thing, because I don't want to give anything away here. :)

greenie44
02-23-2014, 02:51 AM
Inspired, I tell you, I was simply inspired by this topic, so here is the earliest I ever posted an entry. (Maybe the first from North America)

A song from his first band. (Casey, is that true? The Beatles were his first band? if so, mind blower!)


http://youtu.be/y_JDXojoC48

uke4ia
02-23-2014, 02:53 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7hdkHYN3qE

This was a solo hit for Harrison when I was a teen in the '70s.

UkeCan1
02-23-2014, 02:58 AM
Thanks for the enthusiasm, Wendy. I'm going to have to say yes to songs he wrote and the songs he recorded by other artists.

Great, Casey! So maybe you want to add those three links to your first post?

Songs he recorded (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_recorded_by_George_Harrison)
Songs he wrote
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Songs_written_by_George_Harrison)The LennonChords link (http://lennonchords.info/harrison/)

Seems pretty comprehensive, probably, between those three.

Joko
02-23-2014, 03:12 AM
Wow, we're four hours into the posting period, and no one has put this one up yet... Seems like I usually go for the obvious choice.

Y'all know me. I have as much love for the video making process as I do for the ukulele playing part. Woke up this morning at 5:30 AM, wide awake, knowing that it was Sunday and in a bit more than an hour, the sun would be coming up. Where could I go to be able to say 'Here Comes the Sun'? Once again, it was off to Rama IX park here in Bangkok. Sunrise was at 6:40 AM this morning, and since I dicked around and didn't get moving in time, I was en route to the shooting site when the sun officially came up... but, we have morning haze this time of year. How long before the sun would poke it's head out of clouds on the horizon? I got that moment at least.

One more thing, per one of my blog reader's request, I've started uploading my vids in 720p, so click that little gear-icon thing on the YouTube page if you've got good DL speed...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul3jKk8K8mg

Shady Wilbury
02-23-2014, 06:15 AM
Thank you all for your entries so far! I'm amazed by the enthusiasm and attention to detail. (Heck, I thought I was the only George enthusiast on here...)

I've updated the playlist to Joko's entry, and commented on all the videos so far.

Dougf
02-23-2014, 06:25 AM
One of my favorite George songs, a classic 12-bar blues.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLGdCnU8i-8

UkeyDave
02-23-2014, 07:09 AM
Well as I didn't win a hat in Pa's week I was inspired to go out and buy an Australian type hat so I'd like to thank Brian for that.
Thanks for a great theme Shady. Listening to George Harrison songs I came across this one which is a great and new (to me) tune.
This is a real rough effort from me and its one I really struggled to sing in the right key with. I may attempt to re-record it later in the week but wanted to get this one done as the rhythm and tempo just felt like it was ideal for me. Like Rex said earlier I think sometimes the song chooses the seasonista and I definitely felt this with this tune at least with regard to its beat and tempo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6_VcqcWbU8

Shady Wilbury
02-23-2014, 07:30 AM
I've updated the playlist to the last entry. I'm really enjoying the ride - thanks for making this such a fun season. :D

Tootler
02-23-2014, 10:22 AM
I have a week off from granddaughter care duties (her other grandparents can manage this week) so I am getting in early.

If I Needed Someone from the Rubber Soul album done with my Bruko tenor which I have tuned down to EAC#F#. I like the sound of the tenor tuned lower. The site I found the chords on also gave the opening guitar riff which I have done on harmonica instead and have used it for the break instead of the "Ahs".


http://youtu.be/cCJvCHad6G0

Tootler
02-23-2014, 10:34 AM
<snip>

This is a real rough effort from me and its one I really struggled to sing in the right key with....


Dave, if you are struggling to sing a song in the written key, you should really transpose it to a key that's more comfortable for your voice. It's not a good idea to strain your voice trying to reach notes that are not comfortably in your range. In the long term, you can do your voice harm and it's not worth it.

Shady Wilbury
02-23-2014, 10:48 AM
Geoff,

Thanks for your entry, and thanks for the advice. Although it was directed at Dave, I find it useful as well. I've updated the playlist up to this point.

UkeyDave
02-23-2014, 10:55 AM
Dave, if you are struggling to sing a song in the written key, you should really transpose it to a key that's more comfortable for your voice. It's not a good idea to strain your voice trying to reach notes that are not comfortably in your range. In the long term, you can do your voice harm and it's not worth it.
Yes indeed Geoff. Something I ALWAYS do and will certainly do with this song but time constraints etc stopped me on this occasion prior entering it.

Raygf
02-23-2014, 11:01 AM
George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are my favorites in that order. Excellent theme for a season. Thanks for hosting Shady!

Here is my entry, Isn't It a Pity.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6TbYZ3KBi0

Shady Wilbury
02-23-2014, 11:38 AM
I've updated the playlist to this point, and I look forward to seeing what the second day of the Season brings. Thank you all for your enthusiasm and caring so far. +

wallyboy
02-23-2014, 12:28 PM
great theme shady
heres my bash,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH7cFBgn_Uk&feature=youtube_gdata

greyghost
02-23-2014, 12:35 PM
If I understand the rules correctly, I present this as a bonus. I did it as a solo instrumental in a previous season, and I needed a project with which to try out doing a multitrack recording based on a track recorded at the same time as the video. It's far from perfect, but I had some fun. Here's a multi-uke version of Something, with vocals by a small choir of ME... Please excuse my appearance--I had a sick day at home today, and thought I might as well use the free time productively (but if you think I look like crap, yes. Yes, I do).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2KTUlWVBBE&feature=youtu.be

southside mike
02-23-2014, 01:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHtS15pSGLU
Well I see that Ray has posted a most excellent version of the same song that I have also been working on. I believe that they are different enough to allow me to get away with sneaking mine in too.

~dave~~wave~
02-23-2014, 05:08 PM
I made one visit to London 19 years ago with my wife, sister and brother-in law.
I didn't care about seeing the tourist sights other than the National Gallery, 3 Savile Road (Apple HQ), and Abbey Road recording studio.
The blonde girl in the photos is my little sister, Brooke.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_scruffs





http://youtu.be/2N2xNgLh2og

FiL
02-23-2014, 05:37 PM
Well, I'm gonna join the "Pity" party, too!

When I recorded this this afternoon, there were no covers of it here yet. Then I went out to a Slaid Cleaves concert, and when I came home, there were not one, but two excellent covers posted. My version doesn't have Ray's richer chords or Southside Mike's great uke solos, but it does have the coda. And lots of sunshine.


http://youtu.be/XOiI9XSNxLg

- FiL

Jazzbanjorex
02-23-2014, 05:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VydZAz2tSCM&feature=youtu.be

Rustyy
02-23-2014, 06:03 PM
Great theme, Casey. It has been mentioned that we should have a Beatles week sometime, but you've dived in deeper than that.
This one is from the Living in a Material World album.

Hmm. the "Wilbury" name now seems obvious, but, about the "Shady" part of it, I think you must be simply hiding behind a dark horse (I will, of course, look silly if you can't make any sense of this).


http://youtu.be/c_F596ySytY

bird's eye view of my ukelele
02-23-2014, 06:46 PM
oh my days a million people have posted vids since i last swung by

and i'm sure i only swung by about five minutes ago!

let me post my vid and then i'll go back and check out all the new songs...

this is "here comes the sun"

i'm not the first person to post it here

but what the hey!


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

Shady Wilbury
02-23-2014, 08:11 PM
You may have a point, Rustyy. :D There's a particular song I'm hanging on to hear this week. If I do, there will be an additional prize.

Shady Wilbury
02-23-2014, 08:17 PM
Thanks to the last wave of entrants. I've updated the playlist to Lynda, and look forward to seeing what's next.

Hippie Dribble
02-23-2014, 09:17 PM
Hey Casey, thanks for this week mate. Here's a short and sweet chord/melody thingy for "My Sweet Lord". Have an awesome week gang!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vUsgA4CgS4

Shady Wilbury
02-23-2014, 10:10 PM
Thanks, Jon.

It's a pleasure to invite all of my Seasonista friends to join me in a weeklong celebration of George's birthday. I've updated the playlist to this point.

Please keep the incredible videos coming. This is like a second birthday and Christmas rolled into one.

redpaul1
02-23-2014, 11:15 PM
I made one visit to London 19 years ago with my wife, sister and brother-in law.
I didn't care about seeing the tourist sights other than the National Gallery, 3 Savile Road (Apple HQ), and Abbey Road recording studio.
The blonde girl in the photos is my little sister, Brooke.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_scruffs






http://youtu.be/2N2xNgLh2og

Cool! Looks like the weather back then was just as good as it is now :/
If you ever do come back this way, you must let me take you on my famous London Rock Tour. I'd show you where large parts of the White Album was recorded (not Abbey Road!), where John & Paul wrote "I wanna be your man" for the Stones, where Paul wrote "Michelle", where John & Yoko hid out, and a whole lot more - comes highly recommended (see greenie44 for references :) )

wee_ginga_yin
02-23-2014, 11:15 PM
I tried to keep it Simple Shady. George has recorded this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5CkIniOcqs).

http://youtu.be/nNNrVJcxOSM

redpaul1
02-24-2014, 05:01 AM
Also Keeping It Simple Shady :*


http://youtu.be/Oy4b7a3Y4aY

strumsilly
02-24-2014, 08:20 AM
recorded this one outside, but the wind started blowing the snow around and I got a lot of wind noise on the mike, so I went indoors.
thanks for a great theme Shady, It caused me to listen to some songs I'd never heard before. I know, I need to come out from under my rock once in a while.
for those interested, this is played on a Martin 12 fret tenor wearing freemont blackline, high g, tuned down 1/2 step.

http://youtu.be/xsq_ExVzj0o

Shady Wilbury
02-24-2014, 09:08 AM
Playlist has been updated to this point. Although a couple of people above have referenced it, in a roundabout way, I haven't heard the song yet...still waiting. ;)

Great entries so far!

decaturcomp
02-24-2014, 12:37 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EpKJVwRt1E

Loving this stuff, Casey, thank you.

bonesigh
02-24-2014, 01:49 PM
I've decided to do a little something different this week. I'm going to take a Harrison song from chordie that I've never heard. Which is probably a lot since I'm not, gulp, a great fan. There are a few Beatles songs I really enjoy though. So, anyway, I'm going to take this song and try to make my own out of it not knowing the melody and I'm going to try to come up with some words that closely fit the original words. Hope this is okay (: The one I've picked out certainly has some interesting chords!

decaturcomp
02-24-2014, 03:10 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NEnkY13onA

bird's eye view of my ukelele
02-24-2014, 03:25 PM
I'm not, gulp, a great fan.
:eek:

never say that!

never say the chosen artist(s) is/are anything less than super awesome!

this is madness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and you know... a week of something you maybe never thought was so great, on the seasons, can make you think, ooh actually, you know, there is coolness here

that's what i reckon anyway

bonesigh
02-24-2014, 04:03 PM
I just knew I'd get my butt chewed off!!!!!!!!!!!):


:eek:

never say that!

never say the chosen artist(s) is/are anything less than super awesome!

this is madness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and you know... a week of something you maybe never thought was so great, on the seasons, can make you think, ooh actually, you know, there is coolness here

that's what i reckon anyway

bonesigh
02-24-2014, 04:09 PM
BTW, I've got the song written. Just need to come up with a melody (: And yes, BEV, as I have found in past seasons, you are correct about finding coolness where you never thought you would. Yeah to the seasons!

UkeCan1
02-24-2014, 04:13 PM
Okay, Miss Shady Wilbury, I think I've got your number....


http://youtu.be/PRjgwpY1mj0

decaturcomp
02-24-2014, 06:45 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bURjocvfdQk

Just as well....I was pretty sure THIS wasn't Casey's secret song...

bird's eye view of my ukelele
02-24-2014, 07:06 PM
quickly posting again, and then swinging back to check out the new vids since last i was here <- do people really talk like that? i think maybe i do!

this is "do you want to know a secret"


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

bird's eye view of my ukelele
02-24-2014, 07:15 PM
I just knew I'd get my butt chewed off!!!!!!!!!!!):
i didn't chew it off

i just... gnawed on it a little

:uhoh:

;)



Yeah to the seasons!
yeah indeed!

:shaka:


oh and next time will someone remind me to be patient and read the thread forwards, rather than posting and then reading backwards until i catch up with new posts, and then wanting to post some extra text. like half a million times

thesillydave
02-24-2014, 07:41 PM
my entry for George's week...

http://youtu.be/yalnCm7-AVI
cheers all!

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
02-24-2014, 09:52 PM
I tried to keep it Simple Shady. George has recorded this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5CkIniOcqs).


I wanted to do this one, but it is too complicated for me :^(

Shady Wilbury
02-24-2014, 10:05 PM
Hi, all.

Just to say, the playlists have been updated to this point. Flash doesn't want to work on the system I'm currently on, so will listen/comment later.

pabrizzer
02-24-2014, 11:10 PM
I really wanted to do I Me Mine with Charlie but sometimes an afternoon is not enough to learn and new song especially the vocals when they are unfamiliar. She was doing pretty well with the uke chords too BTW.
More or less showing it as a work in progress .....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0c9CSJQ2ME

pabrizzer
02-24-2014, 11:22 PM
So here is the complete I Me Mine with just pa.
Interesting aside is that All Things Must Pass was the song that George did in his last public performance and this song was the last song recorded by the Beatles in an official recording session (although apparently John wasn't present).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdtnGCoNc-E

redpaul1
02-25-2014, 12:58 AM
Happy Birthday George!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1/578032_10150654475941345_1565739063_n.jpg

greenie44
02-25-2014, 12:58 AM
Another collaboration with my pal decaturcomp. He did the excellent starting track and I laid in a bit more rhythm uke and vocals and did some video stuff. I think it came out OK, and, of course, this is a great song by the Traveling Wilburys. Thanks for the theme, Shady.


http://youtu.be/aizJVadJr1s

mythinformed
02-25-2014, 01:15 AM
Its taking an estimated two and half hours to download my vid onto YT Grrrrrrrrr.
Its not strictly a George toon but his association with it and Joe Browns cover/arrangement of it tie in a meaningful connection.(So hopefully Casey will let me get away with it)
Its also the first song that inspired me to pick up the uke.

redpaul1
02-25-2014, 01:54 AM
OOOH! Look at what I just found!

George Harrison Anthology (http://www.youbioit.com/en/article/14628/partituras-george-harrison-anthology)

mythinformed
02-25-2014, 02:24 AM
A no frills entry from me (Had to suffice with my £20 Falcon uke)..........

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE !!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThIq29zaL6Q&feature=youtu.be

Barbablanca
02-25-2014, 02:33 AM
Happy Birthday George! For my entry this week, I wrote a song as a tribute to George today (whose lyrics the GH fan might find strangely familiar :cool: )


http://youtu.be/FR2BSPgZ2T4

Lyrics in the Youtube Description as usual.

decaturcomp
02-25-2014, 03:05 AM
This isn't fancy and Geoff has done a better faithful version here but I was thinking about what a different maybe a live version might have felt like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufOvN1FwMys

krabbers
02-25-2014, 03:25 AM
Here's my effort for what it's worth

ok ok I read stuff wrong! I clicked on the first list in this thread and thought I was looking at songs GH wrote but it turns out I was looking at songs he recorded, still I think I am safe...I am sticking with this entry


http://youtu.be/ghGtIzfzJm8

ChrisDeston821
02-25-2014, 06:11 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVQz5xWSexY
Laughing at the url - LVQz5xWSexY ;)
Anyway, I don't really know many by the great George Harrison but this was one I heard maybe 10 years ago?
Before trying to play an instrument. And it was the only one that sprung to mind at the time - sorry I butchered it! Haha..

Shady Wilbury
02-25-2014, 07:59 AM
Thanks to all those who've entered today - I've updated the playlist to this point. There's one video I'm not sure where to position, but I'm in conversation with the entrant.

29moons
02-25-2014, 09:02 AM
Here's my submission for this wonderful week of George Harrison tunes. I like that I recorded a song of his on his birthday. This is one of my favorites of George from the Yellow Submarine soundtrack, 'Only A Northern Song.'

Sorry if the volume is low but I got a new (used/free) HDMI camera and don't know how well the mic is on it.

I also think this is the first appearance of my new Cordoba soprano uke.

Thanks for the great theme Shady.


http://youtu.be/7C91FPrs5do

redpaul1
02-25-2014, 09:56 AM
Alan's already done this one, but he was kind enough write that he would look forward to seeing my entry. So here it is :)

We were both singing from the same hymnsheet originally (using the same source on Ultimate Guitar.com), but I was really struggling to do it justice. Then I found the sheet music, and noticed the minor 7th chord at the end of each verse on the UG version was only a simple minor triad. Making that one simple change was enough to make the whole song more manageable.

What also made it more manageable for me was transposing it down a fourth, from the key of D to the key of A :o


http://youtu.be/Gyk60KMioj8

For decaturcomp's benefit, and yours, here are the amended chords. I also added an intro and cleaned up the solo section. Run them through Songsheet Generator (http://tenbyten.com/software/songsgen/index.php), which is a really useful piece of shareware, and you'll get a properly formatted songsheet, plus chord diagrams as well.

{t:All Those Years Ago}
{st:George Harrison}
{key: D}
{c:Intro}
[|] [D5] [/] [D6] [/] [D5] [/] [D6] [/] [|] [*2]
[nb. All the][D][chords can be played using this pattern]

[D]I'm shouting all about love,
[Em]While they treated you like a [Edim7]dog___
When [D]you were the [F#m7]one
Who had [Em7]made it so [Gm6]clear,
[D]all those [B7]years [Em]ago

[D]I'm talking all about how to give,
[Em]They don't act with much hones-[Edim7]ty
But [D]you point the [F#m7]way,
To the [Em7]truth when you [Gm6]say,
[D]all you [B7]need is [Em]love

{c:CHORUS #1:}
[A]Living with [D]good and [Em]bad,
I [A]always looked up to [D]you
[A]Now we're left [D]cold and [Em]sad,
By [A7]someone, the devil's best friend
[A7+5]Someone who offended [D]all

[D]We're living in a bad dream,
[Em]they've forgotten all about man-[Edim7]kind
And [D]you were the [F#m7]one,
They backed [Em7]up to the [Gm6]wall,
[D]All those [B7]years [Em]ago
[D]You were the [F#m7]one,
Who [Em7]imagined it [Gm6]all,
[D]All those [B7]years [Em]ago

#{npp:}
{c:(solo over)}
[|] [D5] [/] [D6] [/] [D5] [/] [D6] [/] [|] [*2]
[D](Shoo-bop . Shoo wan-na wan-na)
[D](Shoo-bop . Shoo wan-na wan-na)
[Em](Shoo-bop . Shoo wan-na wan-na) [Edim7]Ah.
[D](Ah.)[F#m7](Ah.)[Em7](Ah.)[Gm6](Ah.)
[D]all those [B7]years [Em]ago

[D](Shoo-bop . Shoo wan-na wan-na)
[D](Shoo-bop . Shoo wan-na wan-na)
[Em](Shoo-bop . Shoo wan-na wan-na) [Edim7]Ah.
[D](Ah.)[F#m7](Ah.)[Em7](Ah.)[Gm6](Ah.)
[D]all those [B7]years [Em]ago

{c:CHORUS #2:}
[A]Deep in the [D]darkest [Em]night,
I [A]send out a prayer to [D]you
[A]Now in the [D]world of [Em]light,
Where the [A7]spirit, free of the lies
[A7+5]And all else that we des-[D]pised

[D]They've forgotten all about God,
[Em]He's the only reason we ex-[Edim7]ist
Yet [D]you were the [F#m7]one
That they [Em7]said was so [Gm6]weird,
[D]All those [B7]years [Em]ago
[D]You said it [F#m7]all,
Though not [Em7]many had [Gm6]ears,
[D]All those [B7]years [Em]ago
[D]You had con-[F#m7]trol
Of our [Em7]smiles and our [Gm6]tears,
[D]All those [B7]years [Em]ago__[A]ohh___[D]ohh

[D](Shoo-bop . Shoo wan-na wan-na)
[D](Shoo-bop . Shoo wan-na wan-na)
[Em](Shoo-bop . Shoo wan-na wan-na) [Edim7]Ah.
[D](Ah.)[F#m7](Ah.)[Em7](Ah.)[Gm6](Ah.)
[D]all those [B7]years [Em]ago

(repeat and fade)

decaturcomp
02-25-2014, 10:50 AM
Great Job Moons! Every time I hear this I think about Northern Songs being Paul and John's publishing company and how now there is Harrisongs.... Curious? Then I found this:
"Harrison's earlier Beatles compositions were published byNorthern Songs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Songs), the company set up in 1963 by Dick James (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_James) and Brian Epstein (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Epstein) on behalf of John Lennon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lennon)and Paul McCartney (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_McCartney), who were the main songwriting Beatles. Harrison and Ringo Starr (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringo_Starr) had both signed contracts with Northern Songs but neither was satisfied with their subsequent writer's royalties or perceived low-man status with the company. In 1967, Harrison wrote "Only a Northern Song (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Only_a_Northern_Song)" about his dissatisfaction with the company. Harrison and Starr both let their Northern Songs contracts expire in 1968, with Harrison using Harrisongs Ltd. and Starr founding Startling Music (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Startling_Music)."



Here's my submission for this wonderful week of George Harrison tunes. I like that I recorded a song of his on his birthday. This is one of my favorites of George from the Yellow Submarine soundtrack, 'Only A Northern Song.'

Sorry if the volume is low but I got a new (used/free) HDMI camera and don't know how well the mic is on it.

I also think this is the first appearance of my new Cordoba soprano uke.

Thanks for the great theme Shady.

ukuleledaddy
02-25-2014, 12:45 PM
I sorely wish I had time to get something really nice done today. George has always had a special place in my heart. He and I share the same birthday. I would have loved to do Give Me Love but I don't have the words handy and can't print anything and have no time. So glad Rusty did it earlier. Here's a song by Bob Dylan that George covered:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Hs0SWWs6OI

myrnaukelele
02-25-2014, 01:18 PM
Happy birthday Sean! Hope you have a good one! :)
And happy birthday to George too.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
02-25-2014, 01:35 PM
again doing what i said i wouldn't do again...

quickly posting and then swinging back to check all the new vids since i was last here

this is "everybody's trying to be my baby"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbS3t1JeeNM

uke4ia
02-25-2014, 03:00 PM
BEVOMU's version of "Do You Want to Know a Secret" reminded me that I have a necktie based on this song. In the early '90s, Apple Corps licensed a line of neckties based on Beatles songs. I have this one and "A Day in the Life", which is nowhere near as loud.


64270

bird's eye view of my ukelele
02-25-2014, 03:15 PM
BEVOMU's version of "Do You Want to Know a Secret" reminded me that I have a necktie based on this song. In the early '90s, Apple Corps licensed a line of neckties based on Beatles songs. I have this one and "A Day in the Life", which is nowhere near as loud.
nice tie!

ties are like ukes - the louder they are, the better they are!

TCK
02-25-2014, 04:10 PM
<TCK> When I was very young, my best friend and I used to pour over Beatles records. This is fortunate and unfortunate all at the same time, because by the time I was about 12, I had played them all a thousand times and moved on to something different. For the rest of my life, as sad as this is, the Beatles held very little for me because there was no discovery left.
But there was Uncle Wally. Uncle Wally was my dads life-long best friend, and he was CRAZY. Everything my dad is not multiplied by ten and magnified...but they were friends. They had always been friends.
Wally, The Great Waldino, is why I always have a green pair of sneakers in the wardrobe, though my dad has never put that together. Dad is a quiet man and Wally was gregarious and out-going...in tune with everything and everyone, and never afraid to start the day and end the day with a cocktail.
The happiest I ever saw my dad was when Wally and his buddies from SJSU would congregate for what we called "music night". Wally's wife and kids....funny, were the most uptight people I have ever met, but Wally would let his hair down and bust out with the dreadnaught, Dad would tune the pedal steel, Sam would bust out the concertina (which I now own), Richard would find some boxes to beat with his drumsticks and they would play into the early morning.
Of course I had favorites...Rocky Racoon, Bad Moon Rising...and so on. But for me, really, seeing my dad let it all go and just play for the sake of playing- well, I never felt closer to him, and I love him dearly.
We lost Wally three years ago. His body completely shut down once...he totally recovered from it, and found he had cancer to boot. In any event, that was a battle he lost. As happy as I had seen him make my dad, I also got the chance to see him make dad really very sad. Is everyone getting that any emotional sign from dad is rare? Seems weird doesn't it given who the old Cloverdale Kid has become.
In any event- Wally loved this song, and they always played it. Tonight, I play it for The Great Waldino and my Dad...for the precious memories I have of them together, and of course, for Miss Casey </TCK>

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

ukuleledaddy
02-25-2014, 06:02 PM
<TCK> When I was very young, my best friend and I used to pour over Beatles records. This is fortunate and unfortunate all at the same time, because by the time I was about 12, I had played them all a thousand times and moved on to something different. For the rest of my life, as sad as this is, the Beatles held very little for me because there was no discovery left.
But there was Uncle Wally. Uncle Wally was my dads life-long best friend, and he was CRAZY. Everything my dad is not multiplied by ten and magnified...but they were friends. They had always been friends.
Wally, The Great Waldino, is why I always have a green pair of sneakers in the wardrobe, though my dad has never put that together. Dad is a quiet man and Wally was gregarious and out-going...in tune with everything and everyone, and never afraid to start the day and end the day with a cocktail.
The happiest I ever saw my dad was when Wally and his buddies from SJSU would congregate for what we called "music night". Wally's wife and kids....funny, were the most uptight people I have ever met, but Wally would let his hair down and bust out with the dreadnaught, Dad would tune the pedal steel, Sam would bust out the concertina (which I now own), Richard would find some boxes to beat with his drumsticks and they would play into the early morning.
Of course I had favorites...Rocky Racoon, Bad Moon Rising...and so on. But for me, really, seeing my dad let it all go and just play for the sake of playing- well, I never felt closer to him, and I love him dearly.
We lost Wally three years ago. His body completely shut down once...he totally recovered from it, and found he had cancer to boot. In any event, that was a battle he lost. As happy as I had seen him make my dad, I also got the chance to see him make dad really very sad. Is everyone getting that any emotional sign from dad is rare? Seems weird doesn't it given who the old Cloverdale Kid has become.
In any event- Wally loved this song, and they always played it. Tonight, I play it for The Great Waldino and my Dad...for the precious memories I have of them together, and of course, for Miss Casey </TCK>

Dave, I can't listen to your vid right now because I have no headphones and I'm beside a sleeping friend, but I love the story. Thanks for sharing.

TCK
02-25-2014, 06:40 PM
I am fairly certain the video is no better than the story anyway. Hug your sleeping friend and know I thank you for noticing mate.
Dave, I can't listen to your vid right now because I have no headphones and I'm beside a sleeping friend, but I love the story. Thanks for sharing.

Shady Wilbury
02-25-2014, 08:21 PM
All of the entries this week make a great case for why I love the Seasons so much. We share ourselves with one another through our choices of songs, and (sometimes, I suppose) find a break in the clouds.

Sean - thank you so much for finding a moment to contribute this week, amidst what cannot be an easy time for you.

TCK - thank you for sharing the 'central' role that song played in your early musical life. My relationship with it has been rocky at times, but I strongly feel there's no point in letting a song of hope bring me down.

I've updated the playlists to this point (Lynda - 'Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby' is in the bonuses, if that's OK.)

Thanks for indulging me this week, my friends.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
02-25-2014, 09:04 PM
Lynda - 'Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby' is in the bonuses, if that's OK.
sure thing, casey!

have i thrown too many vids at you?!

i missed anything about how many we could do, and have just been grabbing my uke every time a fab(four? ;) ) 'n groovy george song popped into my tiny brain!

wee_ginga_yin
02-25-2014, 09:20 PM
A George and Paul (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5k-OE0-fWs) in the garden bonus.

http://youtu.be/pjzCyo0uQQU

Shady Wilbury
02-25-2014, 10:26 PM
sure thing, casey!

have i thrown too many vids at you?!

Certainly not! If I wasn't hosting this week, Lord knows I'd be in double digits by now. :)

Keep them coming, and I'll keep putting them on the bonus list. ;)

pabrizzer
02-25-2014, 11:44 PM
Here comes the nearest star.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEW2X2fEsJw

bird's eye view of my ukelele
02-26-2014, 06:05 AM
If I wasn't hosting this week, Lord knows I'd be in double digits by now. :)
lol!

yeah - i was only gonna do one song for this week

but then i just had to do another

oh - and another!

it's all your fault for coming up with such a great season!

:music:

rock on!

Shady Wilbury
02-26-2014, 07:09 AM
I've just picked up a PM from decaturcomp on Facebook requesting clarification on the maximum number of entries. Only two official entries, please, then the rest are bonuses. :) Enjoying the songs I've heard today, looking forward to more! Playlists have been appropriately updated.

decaturcomp
02-26-2014, 09:57 AM
Many thanks Shades!!


I've just picked up a PM from decaturcomp on Facebook requesting clarification on the maximum number of entries. Only two official entries, please, then the rest are bonuses. :) Enjoying the songs I've heard today, looking forward to more! Playlists have been appropriately updated.

wallyboy
02-26-2014, 10:00 AM
heres another bash,
don't bother me,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn2qRzYnFN4&feature=youtube_gdata

Penguinofsorts
02-26-2014, 04:42 PM
Despite it being a song merely sung by George and not one written by him, I felt compelled to do 'Do You Want to Know a Secret' this week :-) I learned it just for this competition, and I hope to perhaps learn and submit another tune before the week is out! I've been slacking in my ukeing :-).

I hope you enjoy, 'Do You Want to Know a Secret'

http://youtu.be/Hn9ENO574-M

I'm enjoying all of the entries so far...and so much more so, the ones that were based on the same song as the one I chose!!!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
02-26-2014, 07:20 PM
another bonus entry

this is "roll over beethoven"

rock and ROLL!

(yeah, baby)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkGB3jZxPSA

pabrizzer
02-26-2014, 08:52 PM
Bonus
Gone Troppo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG2PNx7h1rU

decaturcomp
02-26-2014, 09:49 PM
No, it's NOT that other song with the same first line...
...but I has me reasons:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq19YnhiWuE

Rustyy
02-26-2014, 09:55 PM
I had to do a song from Hard Days Night, because I own the T-shirt. George didn't write any for this album, but he did sing "I'm Happy Just to Dance With You", so that had to be it.


http://youtu.be/HVXm3HI7Awo

Shady Wilbury
02-26-2014, 11:25 PM
Thank you all so much for your latest wave of videos. :) I've commented and updated the playlists.

UkeyDave
02-27-2014, 04:36 AM
I love this one. I reckon this one would sound good multi tracked but I really couldn't find the time for that so here is just me and Uke.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hY7Cr0gtTs

lelouden
02-27-2014, 10:22 AM
Well, I'm back from my vacation. I took a little vacation from my vacation and now...I have a cold!...again...Darn it!

Anyhow, Thanks Shady for this season. I have to admit I didn't know much of George Harrison's work nor did I know he was a Ukulele enthusiast. I have read some great stories this week about him and his love for the uke and his generosity in giving them away. It is said that he would throw parties and have baskets full of them to give away and they would play long into the night/morning together. In trying to come up with a song this late in the week I knew the likelihood of the song I wanted to do would have already been done and...Yep! Rusty beat me to it. Sean said he would have done it and I say "I couldn't help myself"!

Give Me Love~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6zIG8JqBlQ&feature=youtu.be

Tootler
02-27-2014, 12:00 PM
Got a new toy this morning! :smileybounce:

There's only one song sung by George I could do to christen it :music:

I know BEV's already done it - and very well - but it had to be this one :rulez:


http://youtu.be/oY2zmI9jHCE

greenie44
02-27-2014, 12:07 PM
I think this one has to be a bonus, since I did one on my own and one with decaturcomp. I know this has already been done once this season, but I was working on a version and thought I would finish it off anyways.

And this is another thing I really like about the Seasons. I'll be honest - I would have NEVER heard this song if it weren't for our host's hinting about one that she was looking for. I stumbled across this one and listened to it, and it was a real shocker. This is maybe the most clear-eyed song about alcohol and drug abuse I have ever heard - not what I would have expected from George, but a real marvel. Thanks, Shady, for pointing us all in the right direction.

This is the first time I tried shooting in a new location with a different camera, so the framing and lighting are less than ideal, and there are a couple of muffs, but the song is good enough to pull it all through.


http://youtu.be/bShllCO9As4

TCK
02-27-2014, 04:43 PM
To be surrounded by the amazing talent that shows up every week at the seasons would be a blessing in and of itself.
To have made the friends I have made, some of the dearest friends I have, seems like I may have won the lottery picking up this instrument on a whim...
And then there is Casey. I have played in a few of these here seasons, and hosted a few as well. I figure I speak with authority when I say that you are an attentive, courteous, and thoughtful host. I for one appreciate the effort and kindness that goes into every comment you leave while we bring you what we have- Thank you for that m'dear. Reminiscent of my dear friend Decaturcomp, and that warms my heart.
I only wish I had more George to bring you this week...there is this extreme style conflict that takes me a long time to over-ride, but this sure is one hell of a season.
Great job here. Hat is off.

Shady Wilbury
02-27-2014, 08:43 PM
Thank you so much, Dave.

It's time I come clean, I guess. :) I've had this planned since last October, and to see it executed so brilliantly because of so many friends (old and new) is really very moving. I know exactly what you mean as well - as players of this fine instrument, we can be going through the toughest things in the world, and in some way, somehow, the uke makes it alright in the way only a small instrument can.

Bless you all for participating this week.

Joko
02-27-2014, 10:50 PM
Funny how sometimes a song you pick at the beginning of a SOTU week comes in handy or strikes a chord in some other way during the week.

This was my last week teaching at my current job here in Bangkok. Actually, I wasn't teaching, it was finals-follow-up week. Students who failed their final exam last week had to come into the office and re-take it. All of the students who needed to came in fairly early in the week, except one. His name was Sun. Didn't come in until yesterday, and when he did, I picked up the soprano I've kept in the office these 6 months (everyone should have a ukulele in their office), and played for him "Here Comes the Sun" (to the giggles of my co-workers and the poor kid's bemused bewilderment.

UkeyDave
02-28-2014, 04:30 AM
Well I just couldn't live with my first attempt at this song as it was so out of key for my voice so I've re-recorded it in the key of C instead of the original key of D. At least I'm not risking damaging my vocal chords with this one ;-) I think this is an improvement on my first effort. I hope our host will replace my original "Cheer Down" entry with this one if thats alright pretty please :agree: :)
Oh the tapping noise is my foot.

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

cua94
02-28-2014, 05:02 AM
Here is my entry.

I still have a cold so my voice is a little iffy. Bar chords are coming but not quite there but I enjoyed learning it.

Cua 94
http://youtu.be/C_NHjKh-Jp0

moetrout
02-28-2014, 06:03 AM
Well I just couldn't live with my first attempt at this song as it was so out of key for my voice so I've re-recorded it in the key of C instead of the original key of D. At least I'm not risking damaging my vocal chords with this one ;-) I think this is an improvement on my first effort. I hope our host will replace my original "Cheer Down" entry with this one if thats alright pretty please :agree: :)
Oh the tapping noise is my foot.

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

Dude, that was brilliant! I want to learn this song now too. I have only been playing for a couple of months and have never seen anyone do a finger-snap-strum. Great job on this one!

lelouden
02-28-2014, 06:43 AM
Dude, that was brilliant! I want to learn this song now too. I have only been playing for a couple of months and have never seen anyone do a finger-snap-strum. Great job on this one!

That is called the "Dave Strum"! He is quite renowned for it. It has made him the infamous character he is here in the seasons and we love him for it! :)

Shady Wilbury
02-28-2014, 07:14 AM
I think this is an improvement on my first effort. I hope our host will replace my original "Cheer Down" entry with this one if thats alright pretty please

Absolutely no problem, Dave! :) I agree - I loved your first version, but this is a better key for you.

Shady Wilbury
02-28-2014, 07:18 AM
I love this story, Joko. How wonderful! :) Thanks for sharing.

UkeyDave
02-28-2014, 08:03 AM
That is called the "Dave Strum"! He is quite renowned for it. It has made him the infamous character he is here in the seasons and we love him for it! :)
Renowned and infamous. Mmmm I'm honoured. (I think) haha

UkeyDave
02-28-2014, 08:04 AM
Dude, that was brilliant! I want to learn this song now too. I have only been playing for a couple of months and have never seen anyone do a finger-snap-strum. Great job on this one!
Thank you moetrout for your kind comments. I agree about it being a great song.

peewee
02-28-2014, 08:10 AM
Howdy,

Here's a GH tune for you, it wasn't on the playlist last I checked. "Any Road"
I'm being a little lazy in that this is an arrangement from the class at McCabe's. However, I have always bluffed my way through it in class, and this forced me to actually get through it on my own. Sorry for the lack of an instrumental break, it's all I can do to get through these barre chords without succumbing to rigor mortis of the left hand, also this song has a Dylan-esque volume of words. Quite the work-out.
Here it is: worm's eye view of my nostrils
http://youtu.be/f6FhIBNOT_I

http://youtu.be/f6FhIBNOT_I
thanks Shady!

mythinformed
02-28-2014, 09:03 AM
I've also re-done my original entry and this time added a bit of reverb to give it that dreamy feel that I think the song needed ......the other plus side is you get to see George and not my ugly mug !!

Do with it as you will Casey and enter whichever version you prefer.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXjKPLU8Lbk

Shady Wilbury
02-28-2014, 12:02 PM
Hi, all.

I've updated the playlists according to entrants' preferences, and those new entries I've seen. If I've not commented on your video, could you give me a nudge? I think I'm on track, but can't be 100% sure.

CeeJay
02-28-2014, 12:13 PM
Hi, all.

I think I'm on track, but can't be 100% sure.


Now that sounds like the story of my Life !!!!! :rolleyes:

CJ

southside mike
02-28-2014, 12:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hgb8YdPGvs
Yeah I know.......It's already been done by Doug with a great jazzy feel, birds chirping and a most beautiful backdrop. Can't compete with that but he did mention to me that he would like to see my take on it so here it is, no birds, no great backdrop. I was one of the lucky ones who got to experience every one of the Beatles songs from their start to their breakup and beyond as a child of the sixties and thought I knew most everything about them that there was to know but it's been nice going back and revisiting and there are some things that I have learned too. Thank you Casey for hosting this season. It has been fun.

uke4ia
02-28-2014, 03:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjJGP93LWrQ

This is my second one for this week. If someone posted this song already, sorry, I missed it. This is "Beware of Darkness". I never heard George's version until yesterday, but I've always loved the cover on Concrete Blonde's first album.

bonesigh
02-28-2014, 04:11 PM
Well, the song I did turned out nothing like his, just like I thought. Mine is a slow moody song and his original "Blow Away" is an upbeat song for I just listened to it for the first time just now. Hope mine is okay for ya (: It's sure not one of my favorites!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkT9AwfPgbM&amp;feature=youtube_gdata_player

bird's eye view of my ukelele
02-28-2014, 04:33 PM
Here it is: worm's eye view of my nostrils
http://youtu.be/f6FhIBNOT_I
lol!

seriously, that was great!




Now that sounds like the story of my Life !!!!! :rolleyes:

CJ
lol!

myrnaukelele
02-28-2014, 04:45 PM
Well I flubbed the ending but caught the alpenglow.

http://youtu.be/jZNpfZ5I3hw

bonesigh
02-28-2014, 05:30 PM
Hmm, guess ya just can't trust chordie. The chords I based the song on are wrong ): I think one of the chords is off in this version too but, here's the original in its raw one take, never played it before, glory.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-CkK78AAaM&feature=youtu.be

decaturcomp
02-28-2014, 06:27 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKy5HZxWYKQ

bird's eye view of my ukelele
02-28-2014, 06:47 PM
yet again doing that thing i said to not let me do again!

quickly posting a vid then swinging back to check out the latest vids since i last swung by

now then casey - IS THIS GEORGE'S MOST UNDERRATED SONG? i reckon it is, the way i do it! ;)

i actually really like this song. it's a hymn to free love, but was there really ever such a thing? as rigsby says in "rising damp" - "the permissive society... it's all in the mind, it doesn't exist. i should know, i've looked for it!"

but anyway, george wrote a song about it

and i've mangled that song

and here it is


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zy5jHkgcQk

bird's eye view of my ukelele
02-28-2014, 07:14 PM
Hmm, guess ya just can't trust chordie. The chords I based the song on are wrong ): I think one of the chords is off in this version too but, here's the original in its raw one take, never played it before, glory.

wherever you go for chords to a song - usually, it's the beginning of a good long walk, often all around a whole bunch of houses! but i'm learning to love more personal, approximate versions of songs - i like the site "chordify" - it's the worst place to go if you want a straight answer on chords, but the BEST place to go if you want to have somewhere to start from in working out your own interpretation.

mythinformed
02-28-2014, 10:42 PM
wherever you go for chords to a song - usually, it's the beginning of a good long walk, often all around a whole bunch of houses! but i'm learning to love more personal, approximate versions of songs - i like the site "chordify" - it's the worst place to go if you want a straight answer on chords, but the BEST place to go if you want to have somewhere to start from in working out your own interpretation.
I usually find that if you can find the right 'note' you're not too far away from the right 'chord'.

Tootler
03-01-2014, 01:04 AM
Hmm, guess ya just can't trust chordie. The chords I based the song on are wrong ):


I quite often find that. Most of these chord sites rely on enthusiasts who work out chords from listening to recordings and they don't always get them right. Books don't either. I was looking at the chords of a Beatles song, thinking I might do it. The book had the notation for the melody, and looking at it, I felt that in one place a different chord would be better. My ear told my it was better too. Of course, it is always possible that the book used the chords from the song as originally written, but even so, I thought my choice sounded better.


wherever you go for chords to a song - usually, it's the beginning of a good long walk, often all around a whole bunch of houses! but i'm learning to love more personal, approximate versions of songs - i like the site "chordify" - it's the worst place to go if you want a straight answer on chords, but the BEST place to go if you want to have somewhere to start from in working out your own interpretation.

Interesting site. Thanks for pointing it out. I usually Google "song title chords" and see what comes up. Most of the time, UltimateGuitar.com comes up first and I mostly go with them, though I usually check a few other sites as well, first. Ultimate Guitar has a transpose button which is useful as it saves me the effort of working out transpositions to a key more friendly to my voice - and, often, if the truth be told, easier to play on the uke as well ;)

Overall, chord sites are a good starting point and save a lot of time and effort but their chords shouldn't be taken as gospel. If your ear tells you something else sounds better, go with that.

I notice that chordie has blocked Beatles song chords and lyrics in the UK because some music publisher is claiming exclusive rights. Bit of a waste of time as they are widely available elsewhere.

Tootler
03-01-2014, 01:09 AM
All that drivel above was while I was waiting for a song to upload.

Here is another song from "Revolver", my personal favourite Beatles album. Written by George, of course.

I've had another play with my new Risa uke. Some of the chord changes are a little "edgy" as I'm still getting used to it. The fret spacings are a little wider than my Bruko tenor and my fingers did not always go automatically to the right place. I reckon it'll just take a little time to get used to it.


http://youtu.be/dMQMq_BHxqo

Casey, can you make this my second entry and move Roll Over Beethoven to the bonus list. Ta! :music:

Shady Wilbury
03-01-2014, 01:22 AM
Absolutely, Geoff.

Must admit, your videos with the RISA are giving me UAS for an electric uke...not that I've ever considered such a thing!

decaturcomp
03-01-2014, 01:25 AM
Great discussion here. I never presume that the chords I find anywhere are going to satisfy 'my sweet little 'magination'. <old codger talk alert> We used to have no reliable source of chords and had to get them from sheep musick, er sheet music, that cost $$ and was STILL often wrong, or from friends who played a version we approved of or we frickin' played along with the record until things started to come together OR more commonly, just started in a key and used the good old trial and error method<jeezy, I'm glad THAT'S over/>.

Then comes a serious sight like Dylanchords or Lennonchords where actually good players and musicians make actually good versions (sometimes variants like live version or re-recordings, too) and we can often trust them. For Beatles I use a book that has pretty faithful reproductions of the chords on the studio LPs.

For uke players there's the B/g Bass issue where we normally ignore the bass because we don't have the stregnth er strings for it. There are chord sites for tough looking jazzy type chords we don't use often but even then, Which Version.

I'm with the comment about digging the personalization of a song. "If not for YOU" personalisation...I wouldn't be here and writing this.

"Give me love, give me love, give me peace on Earth..." Georgie

alan

CeeJay
03-01-2014, 02:05 AM
Great discussion here. I never presume that the chords I find anywhere are going to satisfy 'my sweet little 'magination'. <old codger talk alert> We used to have no reliable source of chords and had to get them from sheep musick, er sheet music, that cost $$ and was STILL often wrong, or from friends who played a version we approved of or we frickin' played along with the record until things started to come together OR more commonly, just started in a key and used the good old trial and error method<jeezy, I'm glad THAT'S over/>.


alan

Ah yes that resonates with me ....back in the 70's copies of sheetmusic that if you tried to play along to the record bore no resemblance ....different key ..different arrangements......etc

mostly I just to work out a three or possibly four chord approximation and go with that....no wonder I threw music away after a while :mad:...and stayed away for a long time !!

decaturcomp
03-01-2014, 03:05 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czDe3KjADGo

wallyboy
03-01-2014, 03:20 AM
taxman is a GH song if anyone is still stuck,

Yeti&Kira
03-01-2014, 04:12 AM
Hello, everyone!
Here's our entry for this week. We like many songs written and/or performed by George Harrison. We chose this one on monday, but practicing took us some time.
P.S. There are some great videos uploaded for this week already! Keep it up!! :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqhaYe5s1e0

uke4ia
03-01-2014, 05:37 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKy5HZxWYKQ

I was a little disappointed to find out this week what the actual lyrics to this song are. I always thought the line was "Beware of greedy leaders who take you where you should not go while weeping at the cedars". I thought it referred to politicians sending soldiers off to war while pretending to care about the loss of life. Turns out the lyric is really "Beware of greedy leaders who take you where you should not go while Weeping Atlas Cedars, they just want to grow, grow and grow". By comparison, that just sounds like a non sequitur change of subject, throwing in a gardening tip.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-01-2014, 07:29 AM
the B/g Bass issue where we normally ignore the bass because we don't have the stregnth er strings for it.
<boring piffle alert> yeah but sometimes if all there is "out there" is bass tab, it can be extremely handy, if you can simplify it down a bit (assuming it is a bit fancy and fiddly - if it's punk rock it might be just what you need from the get go), then the root notes can give you the entire chord pattern you're seeking. i can't relate to mark's "find the note find the chord" because i'm rubbish with melody and single notes, but i guess the equivalent for me is getting the bass/root notes sorted and getting the chords from that. if i'm figuring out a song from scratch and can't get it to work on the uke, i might grab my bass guitar and then work anything i figure out on that, up into chords for the uke </piffle over, but only until next time i post>

mythinformed
03-01-2014, 07:42 AM
<boring piffle alert> yeah but sometimes if all there is "out there" is bass tab, it can be extremely handy, if you can simplify it down a bit (assuming it is a bit fancy and fiddly - if it's punk rock it might be just what you need from the get go), then the root notes can give you the entire chord pattern you're seeking. i can't relate to mark's "find the note find the chord" because i'm rubbish with melody and single notes, but i guess the equivalent for me is getting the bass/root notes sorted and getting the chords from that. if i'm figuring out a song from scratch and can't get it to work on the uke, i might grab my bass guitar and then work anything i figure out on that, up into chords for the uke </piffle over, but only until next time i post>

I find YT a good bench mark ...........theres usually a few people who will let you know when you've got it right but a million more people who will let you know when you've got it wrong (Either that or theres a deathly silence with tumbleweed blowing across your channel)!! Lol

Tootler
03-01-2014, 08:03 AM
I find YT a good bench mark ...........theres usually a few people who will let you know when you've got it right but a million more people who will let you know when you've got it wrong...

Yes, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they're right :old:

bonesigh
03-01-2014, 08:15 AM
Your right Shady, it's hard to understand the words. Here they are (:

Well, the song I did turned out nothing like his, just like I thought. Mine is a slow moody song and his original "Blow Away" is an upbeat song for I just listened to it for the first time just now. Hope mine is okay for ya (: It's sure not one of my favorites!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkT9AwfPgbM&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Yet again I can't remember how to post the lyrics within a scrolling block.
Let Go Today
G Em7
Grey burned shack, goodbye stripped heart
Bm Dsus4 D
Chained to a sheer abandoned spare part
G
Black for weeks and
Em7
Its creaks brought naught
Bm
Cry out the countdown
Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
I had swallowed the plot

Chorus

G Em Bm Dsus4 D
Call out to above, make due, pull through
G Em F C
Call out to be free so unhappy
Bm Em Bm D
Call out the shots, transform, oh, I can make it
Bb F Dsus4 D
Let go today, let go today, let go today
Repeat Chorus

|G | Bb F|C Dus4|D

G Em7
Shy, I feared the loving cup
Bm Dsus4 D
Imposing growth on all of our lives
G
Charred this September by soul mate, my twin
Em7
Stringent anesthesia
Bm
Sang out within

Chorus

G Em7
Blind two sinned, proud we submersed
Bm Dsus4 D
By the nose, volunteering, pleasure, thirst
G
Freezing, I’m clinging, kneeling, I would
Em7
Broken, sad, I’m cast
Bm
Tonight for me I should

Chorus ending on D

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
03-01-2014, 08:18 AM
I've finally manage to record something, I've had a really busy week and not much time to practice this one :^(
I was going to do "The rain in Spain" from "My fair lady" till I discovered that was his brother Rex.;^)

I found this one on a list of songs. It seems, though I may have misunderstood, that is was not released on LP till some 3 years after his death, and originally had different words [All things must pass].
This is my version of Rocking Chair in Hawaii. I don't understand why it is in Hawaii as there is no reference to Hawaii in the song :^s


http://youtu.be/1anLThT7WfQ

bonesigh
03-01-2014, 08:37 AM
To BEV and Mythinformed and Tootler. This one time I had to trust in some site, chordie is usually pretty good, since I couldn't listen to the original melody or it would warp the melody I would come up with for my own version. It was a fun experiment of song writing. I'm actually very good at figuring out what chords are in a song just by listening to it. With the "Blow Away" cover I did I ccould hear that one chord was off from what it should be but I didn't have the time to figure out what it should be so I just went with what they had. Actually one time I played one chord and the next verse another, LOL. When I had to figure out the chord for the song I did last week (Song for Liberty) it was a huge challenge but I did it! If anyone here ever needs any help just ask (:

wherever you go for chords to a song - usually, it's the beginning of a good long walk, often all around a whole bunch of houses! but i'm learning to love more personal, approximate versions of songs - i like the site "chordify" - it's the worst place to go if you want a straight answer on chords, but the BEST place to go if you want to have somewhere to start from in working out your own interpretation.

Tootler
03-01-2014, 01:04 PM
Absolutely, Geoff.

Must admit, your videos with the RISA are giving me UAS for an electric uke...not that I've ever considered such a thing!

To quote HMS Pinafore

"Not ever?

Well Hardly ever" :cheers:

Tootler
03-01-2014, 01:05 PM
taxman is a GH song if anyone is still stuck,

I did consider that one but I went for "I want to tell you" instead.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-01-2014, 02:16 PM
Yes, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they're right :old:
lol!


I was going to do "The rain in Spain" from "My fair lady" till I discovered that was his brother Rex.;^)
lol again!

thesillydave
03-01-2014, 06:43 PM
late night second entry...thanks shady!

http://youtu.be/udT92DhX5Lw
cheers!

Milliron
03-01-2014, 09:14 PM
I hope this is the right thread. I apparently posted this on the wrong thread already. I can't even post without a blooper. This is for season 106. Here Comes The Sun (Again). As I wrote in the other post, I am blessed with 10 grandchildren within a 5 mile radius. That blessing comes with distractions and noise. I couldn't get through the ending without a blooper. I stubbornly left the picking in at the end, even with my mouth hanging open while trying to see the music, before the kids barged in:). I know you all did it better but I am really learning and having fun!

http://youtu.be/wnsxnN6L9r8

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-01-2014, 09:25 PM
I apparently posted this on the wrong thread already.
lol! you started a whole new thread, is all!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnsxnN6L9r8&feature=youtu.be

there you go, gotta post it with the embedded thingy going, i'm not gonna let anyone miss this, ok?!

Milliron
03-01-2014, 09:44 PM
Thanks friend! Any help is appreciated:)

Shady Wilbury
03-01-2014, 10:52 PM
I've updated the playlists, and corrected an omission to which pabrizzer alerted me. Thank you all for your brilliant contributions to this season. I'm going to be sad to see this go, I'll tell you. On the plus side, we all have a Seasonista soundtrack of Harrison songs now.

It's been such fun to host that I'll have to do it again sometime - don't know what I'll do, but I feel I must.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-01-2014, 11:33 PM
i know there is still time left on this season, but i just wanna say - casey you're such a super host and your theme has been really great - i'm glad you're having fun hosting 'cos you've made participating in your week so much fun for us

max2173
03-02-2014, 01:31 AM
Here's mine, I hope it counts. If not just go ahead and stick it in with the bonus songs!


http://youtu.be/1dQ3xDXeFVo

Sammu
03-02-2014, 01:48 AM
I feel a bit like the white rabbit alway running late….But here is my entry….I guess I should say "snap" because this is a popular one. I thought this week might be beyond e but then I found Colin Tribe's very nice arrangement of Here Comes the Sun… It is actually part of a longer arrangement called My Sweet George which is a compilation of songs put together as a tribute to GH. But I didn't have time to learn it all…. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTd_NnZ3LfU&feature=youtu.be

Shady Wilbury
03-02-2014, 02:30 AM
Thank you to our two most recent entrants. I have added your entries to the list. It's not about the quantity, but I am overjoyed to report that we now have more than 50 entries this week. Thank you for all of your wonderful performances.

xommen
03-02-2014, 04:29 AM
As I wanted do two entries but am not a real George Harisson fan this was a rarity I found. It was recorded by George Harrison together with Paul Simon so to me that make it fit this theme. Here is their original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UODI6JmUnMA

http://youtu.be/UY7HsaRGTjM

Shady Wilbury
03-02-2014, 04:37 AM
I've updated the playlist - thanks, Wim. :) (More on YouTube)

lelouden
03-02-2014, 06:46 AM
Casey, I just wanted to thank you for this wonderful season. I knew virtually nothing of GH and this week has opened my eyes to him. I have watched many vids of him now and some of his interviews and still feel like there is so much more that I could learn. I loved this interview. It is his last recorded interview and he was sitting in with the fellow on the couch to help promoted him. George comes off very humble and kind. He made me feel more at home with what we do here. He seems a little scattered being put on the spot and even fumbles a little with some playing and I love remembering that musicians like him are human. Someone put a guitar in his hands he had never played before...You know how it is playing someone else's instrument. It sometimes doesn't feel like home, yet he is willing to play for a small group of people and doesn't refuse them. He sings a song he wrote and had never been heard and then he sings other peoples songs. To that I think he was generous.

Thank you for this week and for giving us George Harrison:)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdSb4zddOzo

mattydee
03-02-2014, 07:11 AM
Well, I'm back on vocal rest, and in the middle of a pretty grueling schedule. So I took the opportunity to learn an instrumental version of Here Comes The Sun. I haven't had a chance to watch any of this season's entries, but I'll just say I'd be shocked if this wasn't at least the fifth version of this song to appear, so I'm sorry about that, Casey. The good is it pushed me way out of my comfort zone, so thanks for that.

The bad is that I didn't have more than a week to get it polished, and it falls apart a bit at the end, which is why it's unlisted on the youtubes. You'll have to come back here to watch it again, if you choose to put yourself through that a second time.

Thanks for this season!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tjk4ghCgMk

ukuleledaveey
03-02-2014, 07:17 AM
Howdy All here is my entry for this weeks great theme, thanks very much Casey for hosting a super week and all the fabulous entries, which i am hoping to view tonight, been a busy week for me.


http://youtu.be/UAEFzhNCGH8

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
03-02-2014, 09:32 AM
So great to see so many ukulele lovers playing the music of a great ukulele lover. I wanted to make a jammy, dubby "Wah Wah", but time hasn't been kind to me lately. I figured we can't have enough versions of this classic for Ms. Wilbury's Season...


http://youtu.be/rZ-KXlfKarQ

Milliron
03-02-2014, 11:28 AM
I feel the same way as Linda, Casey. This was a very priceless interview that most musicians would have insisted at the very least to be edited. I loved seeing him in such a vulnerable position and still willing to share.

Milliron
03-02-2014, 11:30 AM
So great to see so many ukulele lovers playing the music of a great ukulele lover. I wanted to make a jammy, dubby "Wah Wah", but time hasn't been kind to me lately. I figured we can't have enough versions of this classic for Ms. Wilbury's Season...


http://youtu.be/rZ-KXlfKarQ
I always love watching you perform. Your voice sounds so beautiful on this song. You are great:)

dktoller
03-02-2014, 11:40 AM
Badge, multitracked with my wife on bass. This was the first time we had seriously played together. Looking forward to doing more of this in the future.

Thanks for the week, Shady. Was seriously considering some of the Wilburys tracks, but ended up with this. I've really enjoyed so many of these Harrison entries. And thanks to all you seasonistas out there. The seasons are pushing me to explore music I wouldn't normally attempt.


http://youtu.be/VVHn6AVTG8U

Shady Wilbury
03-02-2014, 11:56 AM
I've updated the playlist to this point. Alan's given me the go ahead to post this, which I put on the Island at the beginning of the week. My personal way of marking George's birthday. Thank you all for being part of the celebrations!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wwXQQ0NBBE

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-02-2014, 01:45 PM
yay casey glad to see your vid here!

i think it's great if the host joins in a bit, it is your party too after all!

thunderflea
03-02-2014, 06:42 PM
http://youtu.be/_LUSFmpnHV0

thunderflea
03-02-2014, 07:05 PM
This is my bonus song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjwo2oivSGo

pabrizzer
03-02-2014, 07:43 PM
This is my bonus song.


Both of these are sensational.
And done with effortless ease.
Very impressive!

thunderflea
03-02-2014, 07:59 PM
Thanks, Pa! :)

I was wondering if you might recognize my Brumbies shirt.
I suppose not all Australians follow rugby union.
Perhaps if was a Warratahs shirt since you are from NSW.....

pabrizzer
03-02-2014, 09:40 PM
Thanks, Pa! :)

I was wondering if you might recognize my Brumbies shirt.
I suppose not all Australians follow rugby union.
Perhaps if was a Warratahs shirt since you are from NSW.....

Very slack of me as Brumby is a uniquely Australian term. Brumbies are based in Canberra our national capital about 300km away.
I do know that they both had a win this weekend.
Israel Folau is doing pretty well for the 'Tahs.

I follow the rugby league but try to keep tabs on the Australia teams in the Super 14(?)rugby union comp.
How did you come by the jersey?

thunderflea
03-03-2014, 05:27 AM
Very slack of me as Brumby is a uniquely Australian term. Brumbies are based in Canberra our national capital about 300km away.
I do know that they both had a win this weekend.
Israel Folau is doing pretty well for the 'Tahs.

I follow the rugby league but try to keep tabs on the Australia teams in the Super 14(?)rugby union comp.
How did you come by the jersey?

In the past two weeks, both the Waratahs and the Brumbies have beaten up on my poor adopted team, the Western Force (I actually own one of their jerseys). I am a sucker for an underdog.
I bought both the Brumbies shirt and Force jersey off World Rugby Shop dot com.

Falau is impressive, and a good bloke, too.

My first introduction to the term 'brumby' was from The Man From Snowy River, which I thought was a great movie as a kid.

JosieUke
03-03-2014, 08:15 AM
I feel a bit like the white rabbit alway running late….But here is my entry….I guess I should say "snap" because this is a popular one. I thought this week might be beyond e but then I found Colin Tribe's very nice arrangement of Here Comes the Sun… It is actually part of a longer arrangement called My Sweet George which is a compilation of songs put together as a tribute to GH. But I didn't have time to learn it all…. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTd_NnZ3LfU&feature=youtu.be

That's a fun one! Thanks.

KnowsPickin
03-03-2014, 08:27 AM
For fans of George Harrison, I found a great bio of him on YouTube called "George Harrison: Living in a Material World". It has two main parts; part 1 is two videos and part two is three. I've watched all of Part 1 and the third video of part 2. (I clicked the wrong video by mistake and got out of squence.) But everything I've seen is great.

Here is a link to a YouTube search on the title:
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=george+harrison+living+in+the +material+world&sm=3

Enjoy!

Shady Wilbury
03-03-2014, 08:39 AM
Thanks for chipping in with that, Knows. :)

It is a great documentary...the best in existence on George, in my view.

UkeyDave
03-04-2014, 12:12 AM
For fans of George Harrison, I found a great bio of him on YouTube called "George Harrison: Living in a Material World". It has two main parts; part 1 is two videos and part two is three. I've watched all of Part 1 and the third video of part 2. (I clicked the wrong video by mistake and got out of squence.) But everything I've seen is great.

Here is a link to a YouTube search on the title:
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=george+harrison+living+in+the +material+world&sm=3

Enjoy!
Thanks for sharing this. This is a wonderful documentary and I thoroughly enjoyed watching it. Thanks again.

Shady Wilbury
03-07-2014, 08:47 AM
Hello, Seasonistas!

Thank you all for making hosting Season 106 one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life.

Here are your winners!


http://youtu.be/nazWjjBobXM


In no particular order:

ChrisDeston821
UkeyDave
Joko
Berni

And Rick and Wendy, please PM me. Also, if you entered but don't see your name here, keep an eye on your PM box.

Thanks again,

ChrisDeston821
03-07-2014, 09:38 AM
oooh! my first win, thank you very much! I was genuinely concerned about my performance but I too thought it was an amazingly deep, underrated song. I'm very intrigued now however as in your first video you said the winner of the underrated song was a surprise, and in this last video you've still given nothing away! Thanks again, glad to see my attempts to try songs out of my comfort zone isn't going to waste :D

29moons
03-07-2014, 09:54 AM
Awesome week Shady, I enjoyed it very much. Congratulations to the winners.

pabrizzer
03-07-2014, 09:59 AM
Congratulations to Shady's chosen winners and a BIG thanks to Casey for a terrific season.

lelouden
03-07-2014, 12:59 PM
Congratulations to the winners :nana:

Most of all thank you Casey for introducing me to George. This was a very fine week for me!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-07-2014, 03:53 PM
congrats to the winners and BIG thanks to casey for a really fabulous season

cute closing video too, casey!

myrnaukelele
03-10-2014, 10:49 AM
Shady - I'm just now getting around to reflecting on your season. I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed learning about George Harrison. I always loved listening to the Beatles but never did much research into their lives - the internet wasn't around yet when I was in high school. I remember reading about their trip to India in the newspaper and listening to all their records as they came out but I wasn't big on reading the liner notes. Thanks for hosting a season with such an intriguing theme.
And congrats to all you lucky winners!

UkeyDave
03-12-2014, 09:30 AM
Yippee dooo I won a prize. How FANTASTIC. Thank you Shady for a great week. I did actually learn quite a lot more about George Harrison thanks to your theme and in particular the great documentary link that was posted. Thanks again.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
03-12-2014, 10:58 AM
Congratulations the winners, and thanks for a great Season, Casey. Wah waaaaaahhhhh. (I'm not crying, I'm just singing another G. H. song.)

Shady Wilbury
03-17-2014, 07:02 AM
Good one, Ralf! :)

I've posted the prizes today, so keep an eye out, winners. :)

Thank you again for a wonderful week.