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RichM
03-22-2014, 03:28 PM
Welcome to the Season 110! This week's theme: Art and Artists!

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Here's the playlist for this week: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_U9rjDCAA7GOdm0dXI-Ch-2JxpFBokO0

Theme:
This week is for songs about art and/or artists. Stay up one starry, starry night when you paint...errr, record... your masterpiece. Because art is everywhere, I'll be pretty broad-minded when it comes to what constitutes art or an artist. However, for the purposes of this week of the Seasons, let's stay focused on the visual arts. So painting, sculpting, drawing, even graffiti and video count. What doesn't count would be songs about writers, singers, actors, musicians-- artists in their own right, to be sure, but not for this week!

Rules:

Art or artists should be a major focus of the song. If the word "painting" appears once in the song and never again, that probably doesn't fit; if it comes around every chorus, probably yes. If an artist's name is a major focus of a song, it doesn't matter if the song isn't actually about art--you're all good! The same would be true if the song uses a work of art as a theme. Use your own judgment. I'm not a monster.

All forms of creative endeavor allowed and encouraged. Multitrack, invite your friends, create an animated cartoon, do interpretive dance, go all Trans-Siberian Orchestra on it. Just make sure the uke is featured, because, hey, this is a ukulele forum!

You may enter as many times as you like, but you must designate one entry as your "official" entry. Only that entry will be considered for a prize. If you don't tell me which one, I'll pick one.

Say "Season 110," blah blah yada yada. You know the drill.

All entries due by 11:59PM Hawaii time on March 30, 2014.


Prizes:
We'll have three prizes plus a special Bonus Prize:

1. The Masterpiece Award: For the best performance of the week, as determined by me, your humble host.

2. The Visionary Award: For the video showing the most creativity.

3. The Not Appreciated in His/Her Time Award: Randomly selected from among all entrants who have not otherwise won an award.

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Special Bonus Prize:
Back in the 1950's, Groucho Marx hosted a quiz show called You Bet Your Life. Each episode, there was a secret word. If one of the contestants used the secret word, a puppet in the shape of a duck would come down from the rafters with $100 in his beak. I like that idea.

I have a favorite song in this category. If someone chooses to do it, they receive a special bonus prize. If more than one person does it, the prize will go to the first performer. No hints, because I don't want folks chasing after it. So sing the Secret Song and the duck will come down with a special Bonus Prize, just for you!

What prizes will actually be awarded? I'm still working on that, but rest assured they will be fabulous (ish)!

Ready... set... GO!

Concertina
03-22-2014, 06:13 PM
Ok...got one! I hope it counts!! *crosses fingers*

caukulele
03-22-2014, 06:38 PM
Art and Artists!!! This is my week! ;) Hope I can make it to do an entry..what a fun week ahead!

RichM
03-22-2014, 06:39 PM
Art and Artists!!! This is my week! ;) Hope I can make it to do an entry..what a fun week ahead!

Is this EVER your week! Perhaps you could do a song about yourself... :)

bonesigh
03-22-2014, 06:45 PM
Ah, right up our alley full of graffiti. We are a household of artists here. Thinking of what you said about starry nights reminded me of when I was young I'd say, "If I ever have a boy baby. I'm going to name him Vincent so I can sing to him", "This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you". Never did have that boy, darn it all!

RichM
03-22-2014, 06:55 PM
Ah, right up our alley full of graffiti. We are a household of artists here. Thinking of what you said about starry nights reminded me of when I was young I'd say, "If I ever have a boy baby. I'm going to name him Vincent so I can sing to him", "This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you". Never did have that boy, darn it all!

But not too late to do the song...hint, hint...

Concertina
03-22-2014, 07:01 PM
Ah, right up our alley full of graffiti. We are a household of artists here. Thinking of what you said about starry nights reminded me of when I was young I'd say, "If I ever have a boy baby. I'm going to name him Vincent so I can sing to him", "This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you". Never did have that boy, darn it all!

I would LOVE to do that song...but I don't think I could make it as beautiful as it needs to be. And so many people here are better at fingerpicking than I am. I hope someone does it!!!

pabrizzer
03-23-2014, 01:01 AM
The Painter by Neil Young
Not my official entry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8e2Foy1kcI

pabrizzer
03-23-2014, 01:55 AM
Best site I've found so far
http://ask.metafilter.com/110786/Dancing-about-Architecture-Songs-about-art

redpaul1
03-23-2014, 01:57 AM
Ha! I was just reading about the Artists' Rifles (28th Bttn., London Regiment) (http://www.londonremembers.com/subjects/artists-rifles) before I clicked through to see what was this Season's theme!

Not much remembered now - but they were responsible for the fashion for Victorian men to have huge patriarchal beards. The idea was that dashing men of action would never have time to shave. So artists of the day would swank round in great long beards to show off their patriotism and readiness to defend their country against the French - which is ironic since the fashion for bearded soldiers comes from the French: 'poilus' - the unshaven ones - is how the French regard their soldiery.

Great theme by the way. I suppose UB40 won't count though. UB40? "I'm a government artist!" "Really?! What do you do!" "I draw the dole!" Ba-doom tish!

xommen
03-23-2014, 03:13 AM
This is a song I wrote 1,5 year ago in the week my brother passed away. It was the first song I thought about when the theme popped up. I originally recorded this for a season Brian hosted. For anybody interested in more of his work (the pictures are from three of his paintings) you can still see some of it on http://www.bertvanommen.nl. This is called Ode to a brother.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29clRavbcTU

xommen
03-23-2014, 04:49 AM
This is a gospelsong I found while looking for a second song for season 110. As it is written by a woman it also fits season 109.
This is Julie Meyer - Paint your Picture.

http://youtu.be/IV9xny1yrpM

RichM
03-23-2014, 08:02 AM
What a beautiful start to Season 110! I shouldn't be surprised that our artistic theme has so far yielded three songs of great beauty and feeling. My deepest thanks to the two gentleman who started us off this Season:

pabrizzer (The Painter): All right! That's the way to get us started on this season. Your uke sounds absolutely wonderful, and I really like the way your vocal is influenced by Neil Young without being a Neil Young impression. A very enjoyable entry. Thanks for kicking us off!

xommen (Ode to a Brother): Very moving, my friend. I love it when Seasonistas contribute original songs, and yours is extremely moving. I, too, have lost a brother, so I identify with a lot of the emotions in the song. I love the way you integrated his art into the video. Thank you so much for sharing this song.

xommen (Paint Your Picture): Another beautiful song choice, and a wonderful metaphor integrating faith and art. A very appropriate song for Sunday morning!

ukuLily Mars
03-23-2014, 08:06 AM
Ah, right up our alley full of graffiti. We are a household of artists here. Thinking of what you said about starry nights reminded me of when I was young I'd say, "If I ever have a boy baby. I'm going to name him Vincent so I can sing to him", "This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you". Never did have that boy, darn it all!
Might be for the best. That song doesn't end well!

dktoller
03-23-2014, 09:06 AM
They Might Be Giants - Meet James Ensor
James Ensor (1860-1949), Belgian painter. Expressionism and Surrealism.

It's a little blaring, but at least it's short ; )


http://youtu.be/Wt2SOYtphVo

Shady Wilbury
03-23-2014, 09:14 AM
Great theme, Rich. Thanks for an excuse to do one of my favourite songs. Never thought I'd play it on uke, but love it all the same.


http://youtu.be/cWtfXzcM_EI

southside mike
03-23-2014, 09:24 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydZK-5C-qsw&feature=youtu.be
By Harry Chapin. Harry had a way of painting a picture of his story songs in your mind. His grandfather, James Chapin was a famous painter.

GinnyT11
03-23-2014, 09:50 AM
This is a song I wrote 1,5 year ago in the week my brother passed away. It was the first song I thought about when the theme popped up. I originally recorded this for a season Brian hosted. For anybody interested in more of his work (the pictures are from three of his paintings) you can still see some of it on http://www.bertvanommen.nl. This is called Ode to a brother.

Wim, I remember clearly when you posted this the first time. It is an excellent tribute to your late and still-loved brother. Peace be on you.

decaturcomp
03-23-2014, 10:02 AM
could this be my entry please?
i don't think i can find a better art song...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NVcSs--qn0

ukuleledaveey
03-23-2014, 10:15 AM
Howdy Gang well managed to get Seasons 109 & 110 done today :) many thanks Rich for hosting and here is my official entry.
While i am here i would just like to say a massive thank you to all who view and comment on my youtube page, it is alway greatly appreciated and i try my hardest to always thank you in a reply in the comment section, sorry i dont comment as much as i used to in the old days, but i try my hardest to view as many as i can, uke love to you all :)



http://youtu.be/d14By2PJ7N8

decaturcomp
03-23-2014, 10:21 AM
this may be offensive to everyone but dave and dave and bev and peter and sean and jon and andrew...Nah, i guess everybody will love it and sing along...it's really not hard to learn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDGnbJXjRY4

southside mike
03-23-2014, 10:38 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTtHW5x5gQg
By Don McLean

xommen
03-23-2014, 11:00 AM
What a beautiful start to Season 110! I shouldn't be surprised that our artistic theme has so far yielded three songs of great beauty and feeling. My deepest thanks to the two gentleman who started us off this Season:

xommen (Ode to a Brother): Very moving, my friend. I love it when Seasonistas contribute original songs, and yours is extremely moving. I, too, have lost a brother, so I identify with a lot of the emotions in the song. I love the way you integrated his art into the video. Thank you so much for sharing this song.

xommen (Paint Your Picture): Another beautiful song choice, and a wonderful metaphor integrating faith and art. A very appropriate song for Sunday morning!


Wim, I remember clearly when you posted this the first time. It is an excellent tribute to your late and still-loved brother. Peace be on you.


Thanks Rich and Ginny, I actually thought there would be no reason to rerecord the song I wrote about my brother, and then this season came along.
I still feel it expresses the feelings I have/had really well, and I did not feel compelled to change anything to the song (and I did do a songwriting course in the meantime).

Barbablanca
03-23-2014, 11:31 AM
The TV is blaring downstairs and upstairs - so the atmosphere is not conducive to a good recording. But I thought I'd whet your appetites. I'll be singing a song I wrote about this painting - Ford Madox Brown's "Lear & Cordelia" (http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/brown-lear-and-cordelia-n03065) - I love Shakespeare and I love the Pre-Raphaelites. So, this is a tribute to both.

Recording to follow on Tuesday (probably). Great idea for a season!

jamz
03-23-2014, 12:35 PM
this may be offensive to everyone but dave and dave and bev and peter and sean and jon and andrew...Nah, i guess everybody will love it and sing along...it's really not hard to learn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDGnbJXjRY4

Brilliant! This was the first thing that came to my mind too. :)

RichM
03-23-2014, 02:44 PM
Well, they're coming in fast and furious now! And what a great bunch of songs-- you guys are really blowing me away!

dktoller (Meet James Ensor): OMG, if you only knew what a HUGE They Might Be Giants fan I am! I was hoping someone would do this song, and here we get it on the first day! Even before they became known for making children's records, TMBG had a habit of slipping vaguely educational songs into their repertoire. While the song doesn't really have much info about Ensor, it was my first exposure to him-- a wonderful artist. This version is full of all the energy of the original. Great job!

Shady Wilbury (Paint Me a Birmingham): Beautiful song and wonderful performance! I love the variety of songs we've already had-- so many ways of looking at art in song.

Southside Mike (Flowers are Red): What a great song-- I did not know this one, and I love it. A very funny ode tothe power of inspiration and creativity, and a fine performance.

decaturcomp (No One Was Like Vermeer): You really never played that song before? You pretty much nailed it, and a great song for this week. Impressive tambourine work, too ;).

ukuleledaveey (The Devil Made a Masterpiece): I love the way you bring so much of your own personality into the songs you do. A very charming rendition of a clever song.

decaturcomp (Pablo Picasso): We seem to be having a Jonathan Richman festival! It was really songs like this that inspired this week's topic. It's a tough song to pull off, but you did a wonderful job.

southside mike (Vincent): While I knew someone would get to this song this week, I could not have expected such a lovely performance. Beautiful fingerpicking, and your voice could not fit the song more perfectly.

decaturcomp
03-23-2014, 05:27 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Sg9X4yc4cA

TCK
03-23-2014, 09:00 PM
First one to pop into my head mate- great stuff!!!!
this may be offensive to everyone but dave and dave and bev and peter and sean and jon and andrew...Nah, i guess everybody will love it and sing along...it's really not hard to learn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDGnbJXjRY4

TCK
03-23-2014, 09:41 PM
<TCK> So today was a fourteen hour day of Bird rescuin', but the girls were all walked, their food is ready for the month, my new handler friends in training are progressing nicely...and I went for a walk with a new bird I had not walked before. I also learned why birds have that white stuff (uric acid) in their poop. It is not toxic in the egg. Brilliant.
But that is neither here nor there, because on the long ride home a great old Rockabilly side popped up on the Ipod. I texted Mel and told her to have a Cocktail at the ready because I was going to lay something down. Had this idea of her playing along and rocking it way the heck out...but she was asleep, and so I did it in the dark, kinda quiet.
This is Mona Lisa by Carl Mann- 1959. I figured it out on the couch tonight...and played it all the way through once. Nothing I do this week will be an entry unless you want to pick one. I am just here to play what pops into my head...this is a singalong.</TCK>.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fatw3v73IfA&feature=youtu.be

peewee
03-23-2014, 09:56 PM
Great week, good stuff so far, here's my entry for Jonathan Richman week, for some reason this is the one that came to mind, not the Picasso one.
Vincent Van Gogh!
(there's at least one other JR one that qualifies I think)
http://youtu.be/yRkbql41UR8

http://youtu.be/yRkbql41UR8

Rich, I'll let you chose the entry, if I get around to doing more.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-23-2014, 09:59 PM
tough theme!

by which i mean

dude, i gotta plug my brain in!

well i would have to, if i went beyond my first thought on reading the theme

which was "picasso visita el planeta de los simios"

i lie

my first thought was "ooh hold on, that song, that song by adam and the ants, picasso something or other"

yeah baby

so here it is

"that song by adam and the ants, you know the one, about picasso"

aka "picasso visita el planeta de los simios"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIdq68ac3NA

lelouden
03-23-2014, 10:50 PM
Well shoot! As hard as I tried you talents just kept beating me to it. Darn you guys! Sorry PeeWee. I didn't know you did this one till I logged back in to post...Bummer!

Vincent Van Gogh~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQlg6--_feE&feature=youtu.be

pabrizzer
03-24-2014, 01:48 AM
My official entry. Gone to Pablo by Luka Bloom.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sU9Sga3uiM

Hippie Dribble
03-24-2014, 02:29 AM
Thanks for the week Rich. Here's my song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX3gHLPk-Ro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX3gHLPk-Ro

wee_ginga_yin
03-24-2014, 02:33 AM
Oh Man!!! like the ISB were giving it monster mega vibes in the 60's.
Like those dudesters wore their loons at 26" and had capes from
Marrakech and other stuff as well, but to sing or listen to these tunes
now you need to crank the heat up on the Lava Lamp and chill.
Peace out Dudes.


http://youtu.be/Rqqzh95lgbg

Concertina
03-24-2014, 03:49 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTtHW5x5gQg
By Don McLean

So beautiful! I agree with Rich...your voice was perfect for it!

bonesigh
03-24-2014, 04:05 AM
I'm so glad someone posted this! Great job. I was going to get right on it and get this song done asap but as luck would have it just after I posted my last song for week 109 (Which actually was NOT going to be my last song). I got horribly sick and didn't even make it out of my bedroom one time yesterday. Now I feel like I've been hit by a mac truck! Checked email and UU, now back to bed (:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTtHW5x5gQg
By Don McLean

redpaul1
03-24-2014, 07:18 AM
I first picked up a uke getting on for 5 years ago. I taught myself to play by learning songs by Laughing Lennie. The contrast between the happy little instrument and his lugubrious lyrics just appealed to my perverse sense of humour.

So, though I hadn't been back there for some years, this was still the first song that popped into my head when I read this Season's rubric. It's not about any individual artist, but more a commentary on modern art, and all the manic manifestos put out by unrecognised geniuses, whether their mode of expression lies with the brush, the chisel, the pen or even the guitar/uke.


http://youtu.be/jCtLsFEcg9o

I'm sure I was saying something very significant at the end, but the computer wasn't interested.

peewee
03-24-2014, 07:43 AM
Well shoot! As hard as I tried you talents just kept beating me to it. Darn you guys! Sorry PeeWee. I didn't know you did this one till I logged back in to post...Bummer!

Vincent Van Gogh~
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQlg6--_feE&feature=youtu.be

Hey, no worries, I think there is lots of room between the two versions in terms of tone, level of execution, sound, etc..I like yours better!

wee_ginga_yin
03-24-2014, 07:51 AM
Two for the price of one. Who would have thought that if you strummed a song in double time.
It would still take as long to sing as when you picked out out slowly. I think this shows that there
is a warp in the space time continuum.

http://youtu.be/lWfuIQ-ZhIc

redpaul1
03-24-2014, 08:29 AM
I think we should have Wim or a tiger give us a tutorial on the actual pronunciation of Van Gogh. Or, we should draw up a table of the different pronunciations in different countries :)



Country
Pronunciation of Van Gogh


US
Van Go


UK
Van Goff


Aus
??


NZ
??


DBR
??


Esp
??


Cat
??


ITA
??


FRA
??

barefootgypsy
03-24-2014, 08:32 AM
I don't whether I'll make this week.... I hope so but anyway, I'd love to see someone do "Art for Art's Sake" by one of my all-time favourite bands, 10cc.......

Tootler
03-24-2014, 09:00 AM
I think we should have Wim or a tiger give us a tutorial on the actual pronunciation of Van Gogh. Or, we should draw up a table of the different pronunciations in different countries :)


I pronounce it to rhyme with Loch, but I was born in Scotland!

RichM
03-24-2014, 09:11 AM
I pronounce it to rhyme with Loch, but I was born in Scotland!

If you ask someone in the Netherlands, they will tell you both the G at the beginning and the GH at the end are gutturals, pronounced like the (ch) in "Loch." So it's "Van (ch)o(ch)."

Tootler
03-24-2014, 09:51 AM
If you ask someone in the Netherlands, they will tell you both the G at the beginning and the GH at the end are gutturals, pronounced like the (ch) in "Loch." So it's "Van (ch)o(ch)."

I had forgotten about the Dutch "G". It's far more guttural than the Scots "ch"

RichM
03-24-2014, 09:53 AM
I had forgotten about the Dutch "G". It's far more guttural than the Scots "ch"

Think about the worst cough you ever had, then add the word "Van" in front of it, and that's how its pronounced. :)

we tigers
03-24-2014, 09:53 AM
I think we should have Wim or a tiger give us a tutorial on the actual pronunciation of Van Gogh.


http://youtu.be/tvYndSQZXIQ

we tigers
03-24-2014, 10:02 AM
Months ago when Saskia were about to host a season I had the idea of doing a Jonathan Richman season. Eventually we chose a different theme, but mister Richman sure gets around in this Season. Somebody do Salvador Dali please and I think we've got all his artist songs. Such a cool season Rich!

RichM
03-24-2014, 10:04 AM
Months ago when Saskia were about to host a season I had the idea of doing a Jonathan Richman season. Eventually we chose a different theme, but mister Richman sure gets around in this Season. Somebody do Salvador Dali please and I think we've got all his artist songs. Such a cool season Rich!

Awesome, Tigers! I can't wait to see which tune gets the uke-and-glock(enspiel) treatment this week!

wee_ginga_yin
03-24-2014, 10:28 AM
I pronounce it to rhyme with Loch, but I was born in Scotland!

Same here... Gogh to rhyme with the Finnish beer Koff (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koff_(beer))

Cough! Cough!! that was not a product placement for Finnish beer :cool:
and given the Dutch penchant for making guttural sounds almost
on a par with the Scots... I would suggest that when the name is
pronounced then you have to make a sound similar to the clearance of phlegm.

UkeyDave
03-24-2014, 10:56 AM
I'm struggling finding a song that I like this week or that I think I could a do half decent job of. If anyone has any suggestions I'd be happy to hear them through PM. I've listened to so many songs now that it has become a chore. :-(
Oh well, its only Monday I suppose.

UkeyDave
03-24-2014, 11:23 AM
http://youtu.be/tvYndSQZXIQ
Brilliant. And there is NO English phonetic way of writing that one. lol

decaturcomp
03-24-2014, 11:54 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfjxOKEibPU

Life Magazine: "Mr. Dali, do you take drugs?"
Dali: "No, I AM drugs!"

Hippie Dribble
03-24-2014, 12:16 PM
Life Magazine: "Mr. Dali, do you take drugs?"
Dali: "No, I AM drugs!"
So awesome. Inspiring stuff Alan. Watching and listening to this was a visceral experience.

GinnyT11
03-24-2014, 12:31 PM
Life Magazine: "Mr. Dali, do you take drugs?"
Dali: "No, I AM drugs!"

"One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small..."

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
03-24-2014, 01:34 PM
I don't think anyone else has done my one.
This was recorded in 1977 by Brian and Michael and is a tribute to LS Lowry who died 2 years before.
The song is called matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs as that was the style of the figures in his paintings.

http://youtu.be/EBJl_Y_0o6E
I remember that there was a print of one of his pictures on the wall at our primary school

I think it was this one.

http://we-english.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/britainatplay.jpg

My first thoughts of a song was 'Mona Lisa' but I couldn't sing it :^(

Tootler
03-24-2014, 02:42 PM
Same here... Gogh to rhyme with the Finnish beer Koff (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koff_(beer))

Cough! Cough!! that was not a product placement for Finnish beer :cool:
and given the Dutch penchant for making guttural sounds almost
on a par with the Scots... I would suggest that when the name is
pronounced then you have to make a sound similar to the clearance of phlegm.

Almost on a par with the Scots? When it comes to guttural sounds, I'd say the Dutch have us beaten hands down. Some years ago, I was on a train in Holland going from Nijmegen to Amsterdam and I got talking to the woman sat next to me. I was apologising about we Brits poor knowledge of other languages and I was told in no uncertain terms "You don't want to learn Dutch. It's a horrible language" Her exact words, btw -in perfect English, of course!

Thanks for the pronunciation of Van Gogh, btw.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-24-2014, 02:56 PM
http://youtu.be/tvYndSQZXIQ
okie dokie

*note to self - scratch that idea about van gogh, go see if there are any songs about gauguin*

Hippie Dribble
03-24-2014, 04:37 PM
Well, I figure if you're gonna totally trash a song you may as well do it good and proper. My official entry thanks Rich.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaZnJnu1lvE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaZnJnu1lvE

lelouden
03-24-2014, 05:22 PM
Because my sister Laurie teaches art masterpiece in the elementary school and she is teaching Renoir this week I set tho song to Renoir paintings. Michael beat me to this one too but its so different than his version I doubt you'd even know. Hope you enjoy the story and the art:)

Flowers Are Red~


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zAF2vZBg94&feature=youtu.be

Rustyy
03-24-2014, 05:26 PM
Had a bit of trouble finding something suitable for this week, but then remembered this one.
Hope it fits the criteria.

This is a song by Terry Allen, a country music singer, painter, and conceptual artist.
He wrote this song with a preamble which I will print below, but not try to replicate in the song. It will give a meaning to the song.

Recitation:
Once upon a time… Sometime ago back on the east coast In New York City, to be exact…
A bunch of artists and painters and sculptors and musicians and poets and writers and dancers and architects
Started feeling real superior to their ego-counter-parts Out on the West Coast…so,
They all got together and decided They would show those snotty surfer upstarts A thing or two about the Big Apple
And…they hired themselves a truck It was a big, spanking new white-shiny Chrome-plated cab-over Peterbilt…
With mudflaps, stereo, tv, AM & FM radio, Leather seats and a naugahide sleeper…
All fresh With new American Flag decals and "ART ARK" Printed on the side of the door With solid 24 karat gold leaf type…
And they filled up this truck With the most significant piles And influential heaps of Art Work To ever be assembled in Modern Times,
And it sent it West…to chide Cajole, humble and humiliate…the Golden Bear.
And this is the true story of that truck…


http://youtu.be/ObDvWabUdIM

RichM
03-24-2014, 06:45 PM
Another 24 hours passes, another collection of wonderful music. Perhaps we should release a Seasons album? Here's the rundown:

decaturcomp (Andy Warhol): This is another one I knew we'd get to eventually! Nice Bowie-esque delivery, and a lot of passion in this one, too!

TCK (Mona Lisa): Pure entertainment, I tell ya! Does the Kid ever take a wrong step. Extra points for the mood lighting.

peewee (Vincent van Gogh): Thank you for perpetuating Jonathan Richman week! A nice little bit o' uking, but I might have to subtract points for mispronunciation ;).

Birds Eye View (picasso visita el planeta de los simios): Okay, now, THIS is what I'm talking about. Way to break the mold! If I accomplished nothing this week besides getting you to sing Adam Ant, I feel like my time was well-spent. I really dug this... and now I'm hungry for some Quality Street...

lelouden (Vincent van Gogh): No apologies necessary, I think its awesome to have the same song done by more than one performer. Your version is completely different from peewee's-- great to hear how two artists approach the same song. Nice job!

pabrizzer (Gone to Pablo): Wow, really beautiful version of this song. And another great example of less obvious ways into this week's theme. I really enjoyed this!

eugene ukulele (Looks Like Mona Lisa): Michelle Shocked is another one of my favorites. I drove to Alaska once and played Michelle's "Anchorage" non-stop as I pulled into Anchorage. But I digress... extra points for coordinating your uke and your beanie (that's commitment). Your voice is like sweet filtered honey.

wee_ginga_yin (Painting Box): What a sweet, gentle song. I really enjoyed this. Thanks for the Scottish-to-English subtitles as well, for those of us who are new in town. ;)

redpaul1 (First We Take Manhattan): First of all, five extra points for working the word " lugubrious" into your description. Another five for the hat. A smart reading of Mr. Cohen and a clever way to back into this week's theme.

wee_ginga_yin (Mona Lisa): OK, did NOT see this coming. Quite a lovely version of this song with some very sweet uke work.

decaturcomp (Salvador Dali): As we continue on with Jonathan Richman week, I have to say, I think this one is my favorite. I saw a wonderful Dali retrospective a few years back, and the range of Dali's work, from hyperrealism to pure surrealism, was wonderful. When I was a kid, Salvador Dali was a crazy old man with a giant mustache. It took me until adulthood to appreciate what a powerful artist he was.
A very haunting version of this song.

Lumpy Wafflesquirt (Matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs):What an education this week has been! I had never heard this song before, but apparently it was a huge hit in the UK. Cool song, and a great way to address this week's theme!

eugene ukulele (Pablo Picasso): Hmm... I think I may have ingested some of those pills Ginny mentioned back in post #55. Trippy...... You know, just this morning, I was saying I really wish I could hear Jon curse while singing through a kazoo. And now its happened!

lelouden (Flowers are Red): Another great example of why we can afford to have multiple versions of the same song-- a completely different take. Lovely singing, as usual.

Rustyy (Truckload of Art): Another song I've never heard, but fits the week's theme perfectly! Makes me want to sing along, especially with the chorus....

uke4ia
03-24-2014, 06:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlKxyvTkzsI

This is "The Night Watch" by King Crimson. It's too bad more people don't play prog uke. There's a number of prog songs that fit this week. I guess that's why they called it "art rock". There's "Turn of the Century" by Yes, "Anything She Does" by Genesis (and "I Know What I Like" was inspired by a painting Peter Gabriel bought), Emerson Lake & Palmer did a whole album of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition". And in lesser known bands, Echolyn did a tribute to Van Gogh "One Voice" and Babylon did "Before the Fall".

Hippie Dribble
03-24-2014, 08:52 PM
Apropos of this week's theme I was reminded of a few songs I'd written some years back that were inspired by artists. I've always had a thing for arty chicks. They're always slightly (or majorly) bent and unpredictable. That seems to suit me just fine.

This one, written around 2009. For my now ex wife.
https://soundcloud.com/eugeneukulele/flowers-in-her-hair

This, written around 1993 about a really wild and self destructive girl who I met on my travels.
https://soundcloud.com/eugeneukulele/she-quoted-dostoevsky

And this one, that I wrote and dedicated to my hero Charles Schulz, around 1998.
https://soundcloud.com/eugeneukulele/comic-book-writer

wee_ginga_yin
03-24-2014, 09:42 PM
Well, I figure if you're gonna totally trash a song you may as well do it good and proper. My official entry thanks Rich.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaZnJnu1lvE


We have had Bird's eye view of my Ukulele and now we have Back eye view of my ukulele
Will this result in a court case over the use of the BEVOMU sobriquet :-)

Hippie Dribble
03-24-2014, 10:09 PM
We have had Bird's eye view of my Ukulele and now we have Back eye view of my ukulele
Will this result in a court case over the use of the BEVOMU sobriquet :-)
LOL. I'll get my people to talk to Lynda's people...hopefully I'll get out of it without having to do time. :)

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-24-2014, 11:24 PM
i think it is conducive to seasonistas' health that we have an alternative BEVOMU, where the poor viewer is NOT in danger of getting dizzy and falling over backwards

so i am all in favour!

redpaul1
03-24-2014, 11:51 PM
Almost on a par with the Scots? When it comes to guttural sounds, I'd say the Dutch have us beaten hands down. Some years ago, I was on a train in Holland going from Nijmegen to Amsterdam and I got talking to the woman sat next to me. I was apologising about we Brits poor knowledge of other languages and I was told in no uncertain terms "You don't want to learn Dutch. It's a horrible language" Her exact words, btw -in perfect English, of course!

Thanks for the pronunciation of Van Gogh, btw.

I don't think Dutch is guttural at all. A dutch G is aspirational, not guttural. You make a G shape with your mouth and say 'H'. It's dead easy to learn too. The pronunciation, and a lot of the vocab, is pretty similar to what you'll find in Chaucer. And.... the pronunciation matches the spelling (none of that 'cough' 'enough' 'through' 'hiccough' malarkey in Dutch!)

Het is een heel gemakkelijke taal te leren!! (Maar een erg moeilijke taal te spreken: Als je nederlands in Nederlands of Flanderen proberen te praten, iedereen zullen antwoorden je in engels!)

UkeyDave
03-25-2014, 12:42 AM
Thank you to all of you who have sent me your suggestions via my inbox. I really appreciate your help. I have managed to find one that I like and even better have never heard before thanks to Ukecan1. Thank you for introducing me to this great song.
Best start practicing. ;-)

mythinformed
03-25-2014, 01:05 AM
Thank you to all of you who have sent me your suggestions via my inbox. I really appreciate your help. I have managed to find one that I like and even better have never heard before thanks to Ukecan1. Thank you for introducing me to this great song.
Best start practicing. ;-)

Dave do you think its wise to perform Yoko Ono's primal screams whilst tied up in a bag ?
The lyrics are quite simple ...........AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHAAAOOOUUH OW WO UH UH ... :D

pabrizzer
03-25-2014, 02:36 AM
The Picture.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0A9XtoEo1M

decaturcomp
03-25-2014, 04:20 AM
Cool! A tripppy song that begins and ends at 4:20.


Well, I figure if you're gonna totally trash a song you may as well do it good and proper. My official entry thanks Rich.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaZnJnu1lvE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaZnJnu1lvE

Barbablanca
03-25-2014, 04:21 AM
So, here is the song I wrote about this painting - Ford Madox Brown's "Lear & Cordelia" (http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/brown-lear-and-cordelia-n03065).


http://youtu.be/-QS03Z-Gzcw

Lyrics, as always, in the description on Youtube.

decaturcomp
03-25-2014, 04:27 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlMrUi82vwQ

decaturcomp
03-25-2014, 06:15 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikrxhg_KW58

decaturcomp
03-25-2014, 08:23 AM
Suggestions of more great songs for this season:
Wake of the Medusa - Pogues (about the painting of the same name)
I wanna be a Warhol - Alkaline Trio (for some of you rockers)
Wings of Speed - Paul Weller (forget the Syle, Kick out the Jam)
Painting by Chagall - The Weepies (This is a simple loverly little beaut)


okie dokie

*note to self - scratch that idea about van gogh, go see if there are any songs about gauguin*

mythinformed
03-25-2014, 09:25 AM
I'm out of the Seasons now for a while until I sort out my recording set up but the first toon to creep into my head was 'Paint it Black' by the Rolling Stones if thats gonna help anyone out who's a bit stuck for ideas.

greenie44
03-25-2014, 09:36 AM
Months ago when Saskia were about to host a season I had the idea of doing a Jonathan Richman season. Eventually we chose a different theme, but mister Richman sure gets around in this Season. Somebody do Salvador Dali please and I think we've got all his artist songs. Such a cool season Rich!

Oh, I would be all in for that. I did do Fender Stratocaster for the Brands season.

UkeCan1
03-25-2014, 09:49 AM
Thank you to all of you who have sent me your suggestions via my inbox. I really appreciate your help. I have managed to find one that I like and even better have never heard before thanks to Ukecan1. Thank you for introducing me to this great song.
Best start practicing. ;-)

Oh, I just love this! The song (though not its wonderful artist) is new to me too, and was suggested to me by another community I asked for Season suggestions. It's not my style, but it so belongs in this Season, I felt a little bad about not wanting to do it. I was about to post it in the thread in hopes that someone would take it on, when I saw UkeyDave's perfectly timed call for help. Something told me this would be a great song for him ... I am so thrilled you are going to do it! And so excited for all of us that we will get to hear this terrific artist represented this week. Y'all know how much I love introducing you to the great lesser-known artists of the US northeast. This will be so much fun!


Dave do you think its wise to perform Yoko Ono's primal screams whilst tied up in a bag ?
The lyrics are quite simple ...........AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHAAAOOOUUH OW WO UH UH ... :D

Ahem? That's what you think I suggested to UkeyDave?


Apropos of this week's theme I was reminded of a few songs I'd written some years back that were inspired by artists. I've always had a thing for arty chicks. They're always slightly (or majorly) bent and unpredictable. That seems to suit me just fine.

This one, written around 2009. For my now ex wife.
https://soundcloud.com/eugeneukulele/flowers-in-her-hair
This, written around 1993 about a really wild and self destructive girl who I met on my travels.
https://soundcloud.com/eugeneukulele/she-quoted-dostoevsky
And this one, that I wrote and dedicated to my hero Charles Schulz, around 1998.
https://soundcloud.com/eugeneukulele/comic-book-writer

These are all so wonderful, Jon! What the heck are you doing playing all these covers?! Sure, they're great too, but ... I want to hear more of your originals!


Suggestions of more great songs for this season:
Wake of the Medusa - Pogues (about the painting of the same name)
I wanna be a Warhol - Alkaline Trio (for some of you rockers)
Wings of Speed - Paul Weller (forget the Syle, Kick out the Jam)
Painting by Chagall - The Weepies (This is a simple loverly little beaut)

Alan, I am loving all these great songs you are putting out, like, hourly! And thanks for saving a few for the rest of us. :)


I don't think Dutch is guttural at all. A dutch G is aspirational, not guttural. You make a G shape with your mouth and say 'H'. It's dead easy to learn too. The pronunciation, and a lot of the vocab, is pretty similar to what you'll find in Chaucer. And.... the pronunciation matches the spelling (none of that 'cough' 'enough' 'through' 'hiccough' malarkey in Dutch!)

I'm with Paul on this one. Dutch is a beautiful language, so much prettier than ... ahem ... German. Unlike German, they do pronounce all G's (not just final ones) like a gargle. But in most places it's a much softer lovelier sound than gutturals in other languages. And their vowels are like music. Liquid music.


Het is een heel gemakkelijke taal te leren!! (Maar een erg moeilijke taal te spreken: Als je nederlands in Nederlands of Flanderen proberen te praten, iedereen zullen antwoorden je in engels!)

I had the exact opposite problem there. I had less than a full semester of Dutch when I traveled there, but I'd practiced the heck out of the accent. My vocabulary and grammar were extremely limited, but apparently I sounded like a native to native speakers. (A native from some other area, they were always careful to tell me, after the fact.) So I would ask, for example, "Do you have a single room?", or, "A cup of coffee, please." And they would answer me with a rapid-fire torrent of Dutch. Followed by a blank stare of incomprehension from me and my kindergarten Dutch. Followed by further stares of incomprehension from them, because it made absolutely no sense to them that a native like I obviously was would not understand such a simple-minded conversation. (One guy trying to chat me up on a train refused to believe me, so certain was he I was Dutch ... he thought I was just being coy, pretending not to understand him!)

(For all the non-Dutch-speakers in the audience, Paul is saying that while Dutch is easy to learn and beautiful to speak, all Dutch and Flemish answer attempts at Dutch by speaking perfect English. Which I expect is true in many non-English-speaking countries. Provided they can detect you are an English speaker. Getting the accent down will fix that. I suspect having comprehension skills to match would be worth developing as well. :))

bonesigh
03-25-2014, 09:49 AM
Oh, another trip to itunes (: I really like the Weepies and I'd never heard this one. Thanks Alan!

lelouden
03-25-2014, 10:00 AM
I came across this song in french. I don't speak a word...But my husband lived in southern France 30 years ago for 2 years and spoke fluent. There are not a lot of opportunities to speak french in Arizona so he is a little rusty but agreed to sing this song for me while I played the uke. He didn't want to be in the video so I have made another featured art work by the artist video. Hope you don't mind:) Correct me if Im wrong...According to the google translator the song is about a mans reflections and memories of his love as seen through Norman Rockwell paintings.

Un Portrait De Norman Rockwell~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T12EVwPyK0&feature=youtu.be

lelouden
03-25-2014, 01:04 PM
For anyone that is interested our host has told me he is hoping for show tunes. He says he is a theater geek. I have come across " Sunday in the Park with George", a play about an artist. Most of the songs are about art in one way or another. For anyone ready to tackle a show tune here is a list of the songs that Ive found from that production by Steven Sondheim.

•  "Sunday in the Park With George"
• "No Life"
• "Color and Light"
• "Gossip"
• "The Day Off"
• "Everybody Loves Louis"
• "Finishing the Hat"
• "Beautiful"
• "Sunday"
• "It's Hot Up Here"

RichM
03-25-2014, 02:30 PM
For anyone that is interested our host has told me he is hoping for show tunes. He says he is a theater geek.

Your host is, in fact, a theatre geek. In fact, I was tempted to do a showtunes week, but its been done. No preference can be shown for showtunes, but I wouldn't mind them either :).

uke4ia
03-25-2014, 02:44 PM
There's also "When I Go Out with Artists" by Crash Test Dummies and "Artists Only" by Talking Heads. And 10,000 Maniacs wrote a song about Giorgio de Chirico called "Poor de Chirico".


Edit: I just remembered that at one time I was working on a version of the Moody Blues "Timothy Leary's dead" about Salvador Dali. "He'll check his melted watch, smear ram dung on his crotch, tipple back a fifth of Scotch, Salvador Dali".

lelouden
03-25-2014, 03:40 PM
Your host is, in fact, a theatre geek. In fact, I was tempted to do a showtunes week, but its been done. No preference can be shown for showtunes, but I wouldn't mind them either :).

Are you saying ANY show tune is acceptable? If so you may have just opened another can of worms:D

TCK
03-25-2014, 03:54 PM
<TCK>I suppose that "visual art" is often about what side of whatever fence you are on. For me, it was clearly defined my first year of college. I was a young and enthusiastic studio painting major...and I loved to paint. I painted constantly with most of my inspiration coming from the pages of comic books or old science texts, or tattoo artists who were doing really cool things at the time.
It was the first time I had ever heard the term "low brow", which where I was, carried a strongly negative connotation. There was this ingrained reverence for abstract impressionists. To be honest, I did not see it. Still do not. So I packed up my paints and my colored pencils and marched over to the Biology Department, where I figured out how to make a sketchbook and daily trips to the California coast into a degree.
In any event...I am still "low brow"
This is also "low brow".
Skeets McDonald song from way back... </TCK>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDtpix8Iaz0&feature=youtu.be

RichM
03-25-2014, 04:14 PM
Are you saying ANY show tune is acceptable? If so you may have just opened another can of worms:D

I most certainly am not! We have a theme, let's stick to it... that's what makes the Seasons so fun!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-25-2014, 04:41 PM
okay i have another vid, redpaul suggested i give this one a go, and because he is a musical genius i did just like he said!

this is "matchstick men" by status quo

another song inspired by lowry


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K2XNyHR3pI

right, let me catch up on the thread - and also see if any pesky varmint has beaten to me this song!

decaturcomp
03-25-2014, 04:51 PM
Glad you're on it!


Oh, another trip to itunes (: I really like the Weepies and I'd never heard this one. Thanks Alan!

decaturcomp
03-25-2014, 04:58 PM
...a Welshman, member of the Velvet Underground when Andy was their benefactor and, of course, co-writer with Lou of their suite "Songs for Drella".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXod8LtQ99k

lelouden
03-25-2014, 06:17 PM
I received this comment over on links and vids from La Perdrix .

super thème... there is a beautiful song by Michel Berger and France Gall, "Cézanne peint" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB8kQm-CmHY)...

It is a beautiful song and I thought I would pass it on to anyone that might want to take it. It is sung in french but there is a translation of it HERE (http://lyricstranslate.com/en/Cezanne-Peint-Cezanne-Peint.html). I thought it would be a great song for someone that speaks french. Hint hint Terrilee.

Ginny has a beret...maybe she speaks french:)

RichM
03-25-2014, 06:29 PM
Another day, another 9 videos! Let's dig in....

uke4ia (The Night Watch): The Night Watch is one of my favorite paintings. The use of light is fascinating. I really enjoyed this song, but there's nothing subtle about King Crimson, is there? This would have been very much at home in the Spinal Tap week!

eugene ukulele (Various): Okay, these technically don't count because they aren't videos, but you have quite a back catalog, sir! Comic Book Writer is one of my new favorite songs. And I can't help but note that comic book art has not yet been addressed this week... up for grabs, folks!

pabrizzer (The Picture): I never get tired of the baritone uke. And it's great to hear Loudon Wainwright get his due... he would be a great topic for another week. And, say, didn't Loudon have a son....

Barbablanca (Lear & Cordelia): I love original songs, I love King Lear, I love hats, I love Mainland ukuleles... I love this song!

decaturcomp (The Art Teacher): I knew we'd get around to Loudon's son Rufus :). A sweet, delicate song.

decaturcomp (Turbulent Indigo): SIX songs so far! I think you're going for the record. I'm also running out of things to say.... :)

lelouden (Un Portrait De Norman Rockwell): Maintenant, c'est différent! Notre première entrée dans une autre langue et votre mari a une belle voix. J'ai vraiment apprécié la nature exotique de ce titre. Bien que je ne comprenais pas un mot de cela, j'ai entendu le nom de Norman Rockwell, donc je sais qu'il s'inscrit dans le thème. Et s'il vous plaît pardonnez mon français, mais n'hésitez pas à blâmer Google!

TCK (Married): YAY! Tattoos! Visual art for sure! Brilliant! Will someone do "Lydia the Tattooed Lady"? Hey, the week is young! Good fun!

Birds Eye View (Pictures of Matchstick Men): This ROCKS! I think this is better than the original. In a week that is filled with deep, introspective songs, it's great to hear one that rocks out.

decaturcomp (Often We Saw Magritte): Magritte is another of my favorite artists. Yet another lovely performance. And we're up to seven!

TCK
03-25-2014, 07:03 PM
eugene ukulele (Various): Okay, these technically don't count because they aren't videos, but you have quite a back catalog, sir! Comic Book Writer is one of my new favorite songs. And I can't help but note that comic book art has not yet been addressed this week... up for grabs, folks!

Don't count your chickens until they've hatched my friend...uploading now



TCK (Married): YAY! Tattoos! Visual art for sure! Brilliant! Will someone do "Lydia the Tattooed Lady"? Hey, the week is young! Good fun!


The tempo of Lydia completely eludes me, but my wife has made a promise to get ships on her hips...I am working on it :)

peewee
03-25-2014, 07:15 PM
Two things:

I finally got around to choosing winners over at 107, sorry for the delay, go check it out. It's nowhere as exciting as Dougf's dramatic drawing, so be warned.
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?93528-Season-107-quot-Johnny-quot-week&p=1498949#post1498949

Also: can someone please do the new wave masterpiece "I Love My Baby Cos She Does Good Sculptures" ?

http://youtu.be/QBGSLWKDMzM

thanks

decaturcomp
03-25-2014, 07:31 PM
ooooh rezillos?


Two things:

I finally got around to choosing winners over at 107, sorry for the delay, go check it out. It's nowhere as exciting as Dougf's dramatic drawing, so be warned.
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?93528-Season-107-quot-Johnny-quot-week&p=1498949#post1498949

Also: can someone please do the new wave masterpiece "I Love My Baby Cos She Does Good Sculptures" ?

http://youtu.be/QBGSLWKDMzM

thanks

TCK
03-25-2014, 07:37 PM
<TCK>Brace yourself folks! It is time for the Bro-mance happy hour.
Jon sent me all his CD's a while back, and they are a treasure trove. I will admit I am a fan, and everything the guy touches turns to gold...I love to listen to them.
There is a stand-out on them though, that I have asked him to play on uke over and over again. I figure he is just holding it back for me to go nuts over...timing is everything.
In any event- I plan to try to drag him out with it. Perhaps when he sees that I Cloverdaled up his song written about his hero Charles Schultz (incidentally, he is the home town hero in these parts), maybe he will bring us a show worthy of watching.
Until then- Comic Book Writer by Jon Duncan.
I had so much fun playing this one, and talking to Jon about it... Lets just call it my official entry.
Thanks Jon-o, from all of us, for all the songs mate.- Lefty.</TCK>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KU17Zr4Foc&feature=youtu.be

thesillydave
03-25-2014, 07:48 PM
howdy all! found a fun odd one to try...about paul cezanne....cheers!

http://youtu.be/HwkUbNoNHxU

lelouden
03-25-2014, 07:53 PM
lelouden (Un Portrait De Norman Rockwell): Maintenant, c'est différent! Notre première entrée dans une autre langue et votre mari a une belle voix. J'ai vraiment apprécié la nature exotique de ce titre. Bien que je ne comprenais pas un mot de cela, j'ai entendu le nom de Norman Rockwell, donc je sais qu'il s'inscrit dans le thème. Et s'il vous plaît pardonnez mon français, mais n'hésitez pas à blâmer Google!


Google translator;

Now, it is different! Our first entry in another language and your husband has a beautiful voice. I really enjoyed the exotic nature of this title. Although I do not understand one word of it, I have heard the name of Norman Rockwell, so I know that he is part of the theme. And please forgive my French, but do not hesitate to blame Google!

I do not understand one word either;-)

pabrizzer
03-25-2014, 10:35 PM
Turbulent Indigo - Joni Mitchell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8wDVJ1d8As

redpaul1
03-25-2014, 11:04 PM
it's great to hear Loudon Wainwright get his due... he would be a great topic for another week. And, say, didn't Loudon have a son....

Just for the record. We did have a Loudon Season, about 10 months ago (Season 67).

Hippie Dribble
03-25-2014, 11:33 PM
<TCK>Brace yourself folks! It is time for the Bro-mance happy hour.
Jon sent me all his CD's a while back, and they are a treasure trove. I will admit I am a fan, and everything the guy touches turns to gold...I love to listen to them.
There is a stand-out on them though, that I have asked him to play on uke over and over again. I figure he is just holding it back for me to go nuts over...timing is everything.
In any event- I plan to try to drag him out with it. Perhaps when he sees that I Cloverdaled up his song written about his hero Charles Schultz (incidentally, he is the home town hero in these parts), maybe he will bring us a show worthy of watching.
Until then- Comic Book Writer by Jon Duncan.
I had so much fun playing this one, and talking to Jon about it... Lets just call it my official entry.
Thanks Jon-o, from all of us, for all the songs mate.- Lefty.</TCK>


Mate, I love you like the brother I never had. If that figment ever turned out half the man you are I would be blessed. That you like this song makes me beyond happy. That you went and recorded it utterly blows me away and humbles me. You honour me Lefty. You play it with more heart than I am capable of, but, given I have the right of reply here is my reposte. In a couple of months we will play ceaselessly and I am looking forward to that more then my little red-haired girl.

Pancho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4ZNxBlgQTw&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4ZNxBlgQTw&feature=youtu.be

greenie44
03-26-2014, 01:48 AM
So this started out as a simple collaboration, but in a part of the video that I cut out, Alan mentions "this isn't as simple as we thought". For those of you who have not done a collaboration (yet), this one leaves in some of the unexpected "planning" and compromises that go into most of them. I wasn't going to leave those parts in, but I found myself reacting as if Alan were here to all the surrounding material, so I just left it in for a laugh.

Great song by Mr. Bob Dylan, originally recorded by The Band. Hope you like it and get a smile.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-dZ8A0jLkI

redpaul1
03-26-2014, 02:04 AM
So this started out as a simple collaboration, but in a part of the video that I cut out, Alan mentions "this isn't as simple as we thought". For those of you who have not done a collaboration (yet), this one leaves in some of the unexpected "planning" and compromises that go into most of them. I wasn't going to leave those parts in, but I found myself reacting as if Alan were here to all the surrounding material, so I just left it in for a laugh.

Great song by Mr. Bob Dylan, originally recorded by The Band. Hope you like it and get a smile.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-dZ8A0jLkI

Loved it. But man, there's some serious bromancing going on this week! :)

cua94
03-26-2014, 03:17 AM
Here is Picasso's Last Words. It was a bit of a challenge but I really like this tune.:)
http://youtu.be/vkCs0aKa3C4

cua94

RichM
03-26-2014, 03:22 AM
Just for the record. We did have a Loudon Season, about 10 months ago (Season 67).

Awesome, I am pleased to stand corrected!

UkeyDave
03-26-2014, 03:23 AM
Boy what a tough theme to find a song for it was this week. I was beaten to every limited song choice for this week by someone else. Thanks to Ukecan1 for suggesting this one for me. I had lots of replies to my request for help and this one I chose was the only one I actually liked. Unfortunately having only known the song for two days this is my best effort and I apologise to the original artist for my feeble attempt.
Ukecan1 also suggested I check out some of more of Dan Bern's stuff which I duly did and this was an excellent recommendation. Anyway enough waffle from me. Here it is Joe Van Gogh from Dan Bern.
HERE (http://danbern.bandcamp.com/track/joe-van-gogh) is his great original and just for good measure here is another wonderful track of his which I thought needed sharing called GOD SAID NO (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk60f6eZ184). (just love it)
Thanks again you Ukecan1 for introducing me to this great musician. I just love you seasonistas.

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

~dave~~wave~
03-26-2014, 07:23 AM
In a strange and wonderful synchronicity, I was fortunate to see the new film "Tim's Vermeer" last week.

It's one of the most fascinating things I've ever watched, and I recommend it to everybody.

http://www.sonyclassics.com/timsvermeer/


could this be my entry please?
i don't think i can find a better art song...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NVcSs--qn0

Back in the days of old Rembrandt
Back in the time of Jan Steen
All of them giants of shadow and light
But no one was like Vermeer

...Some paintings plain look so fine
And some are sad and passionate
But Vermeer sends a chill up your spine...

...Vermeer was eerie
Vermeer was strange
He had his own color range
As if born in a more modern age...

...Why are his paintings so unlike the others
Unlike the other ones so near
No one was like Vermeer


Great week, good stuff so far, here's my entry for Jonathan Richman week...



Well shoot! As hard as I tried you talents just kept beating me to it. Darn you guys! Sorry PeeWee. I didn't know you did this one till I logged back in to post...Bummer!

Vincent Van Gogh~

...Now in the museum what have we here?
The baddest painter since Jan Vermeer..






http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2843/13404457315_be979e37ab_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27496798@N05/13404457315/)
poster (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27496798@N05/13404457315/) by ~dave~~wave~ (http://www.flickr.com/people/27496798@N05/), on Flickr



This fellow Tim has a fascinating theory that some of Vermeer's paintings look so photo-realistic because he used lenses and mirrors to help him paint.

And he proves his point by reproducing this painting using his method:



http://artmodel.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/vermeer-ladyatvirginalswithgentleman.jpg


Now back to the music.....

~dave~~wave~
03-26-2014, 07:34 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlKxyvTkzsI

This is "The Night Watch" by King Crimson. It's too bad more people don't play prog uke. There's a number of prog songs that fit this week. I guess that's why they called it "art rock". ...Emerson Lake & Palmer did a whole album of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition"...

Yet another Vermeer reference, and a great Prog Rock tune by the master of prog ukulele.

The Emerson, Lake & Palmer record was my second idea, after "Pablo Picasso" that's been so well done here a couple of times already.

I remember the first time I heard the ELP Pictures At An Exhibition record, a friend had just picked it up and we had a "listening party" on a Friday night with a bottle of wine and a good stereo, I hope college students still do that.

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


First time through with uke and U-Bass, at 1:00 the ELP organ and drums come in.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPF984k-kyY&amp;feature=youtu.be

UkeCan1
03-26-2014, 08:29 AM
Boy what a tough theme to find a song for it was this week. I was beaten to every limited song choice for this week by someone else. Thanks to Ukecan1 for suggesting this one for me. I had lots of replies to my request for help and this one I chose was the only one I actually liked. Unfortunately having only known the song for two days this is my best effort and I apologise to the original artist for my feeble attempt. Ukecan1 also suggested I check out some of more of Dan Bern's stuff which I duly did and this was an excellent recommendation. Anyway enough waffle from me. Here it is Joe Van Gogh from Dan Bern. HERE (http://danbern.bandcamp.com/track/joe-van-gogh) is his great original and just for good measure here is another wonderful track of his which I thought needed sharing called GOD SAYS NO (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk60f6eZ184). (just love it) Thanks again you Ukecan1 for introducing me to this great musician. I just love you seasonistas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUufs_FaDWM

Aw, me too! This is one of my favorite things about the Seasons.

First of all, UkeyDave, you totally ROCKED this song. This is awesome! I knew you were the right guy for this song, and I could not be more thrilled with the result.

Second, I'm so excited to see the wonderful quirky, irreverent, and brilliant Dan Bern represented ... and being embraced by (so far one of, hopefully soon more of) my fellows.

This song (which I also had not heard before) was suggested to me by another wonderful online community of mine when I asked for ideas. It was clear to me I was not the right person to do it, but it's so perfect for the theme it needed to be done. UkeyDave was the first person I thought of, and your call for suggestions was perfectly timed. So happy you love it and did it!

I just posted it on the group that suggested it to me, and the guy who suggested it immediately posted it on Dan Bern's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dan.bern.399

UkeyDave, are you on Facebook? I'd love to tag you there if you're willing. You can find me (and a whole lot of us) here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Seasonistas
Or you can just go say hi to Dan Bern yourself on his page. :)

Woot woot! What a wonderful community this is. Love you Seasonistas. Love you, Dave!

ChrisDeston821
03-26-2014, 11:19 AM
Ballad of Mona Lisa by Panic at the Disco

http://youtu.be/B1rkbWR0xzY

Tried to do something a bit more visual this week :)

lelouden
03-26-2014, 12:12 PM
Here's some country goodness. Painting rainbows counts I think:) A song by Connie Smith called Dream Painter.

Dream Painter~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CqhUiM_6q0&feature=youtu.be

wee_ginga_yin
03-26-2014, 12:19 PM
An original song written about Jackson Pollack after reading Wikipedia about his life.


http://youtu.be/QBRejZFenM0

CeeJay
03-26-2014, 04:32 PM
Oh dear...this is stretching me to capacity.......


http://youtu.be/XMrGUE7BSRY

......apologies to BFG....and I don't mean Big Friendly Giant either !!!!!

lelouden
03-26-2014, 05:42 PM
It appears to be slowing down now....

Time to put on the thinking caps and think out of the box. Here's one approved by our kind host. Many art pieces have been stitched together in quilts, needle points, stitchery, crochet, knitting and crafting a beautiful garment. Yep, Dolly Parton gave us a beautiful story in...

Coat of Many Colors~


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DHH9dvzEHI&feature=youtu.be

CeeJay
03-26-2014, 06:03 PM
Yup...we have ....actually ..the French have, a tapestry of William The Conker kicking the living daylights out of our owd King Harold ...who was apparently heard to say to his archers , "careful lads ...you could have someones eye out with one of those " and he had just given it large to some Danes at Stamford Bridge in Yorkshire .....Aye, Lindas spot on. Tapestries tell a story alreet.

bonesigh
03-26-2014, 06:20 PM
My cover of Vincent. Wish I could have put more into this visually, for arts sake, but I'm still recover this darned stomach flu! I haven't really played at all since I last posted on Friday evening. When I don't play at all you know it's bad!! I've missed it but I have to say in my delirium I have come up with some new songs to write (:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yteEo5zs6RA&feature=youtu.be

CeeJay
03-26-2014, 06:48 PM
http://youtu.be/tJ7_E3HnBxw


More old toot ... saw BEVOMUKE's version and then thought .............well it's in the can so may as well ...her version is more faithful to the real one ...."better" is another way of putting it !! :shaka::smileybounce::music::worship:..........I really do like these little dudes.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-26-2014, 08:16 PM
ooh ceejay i loved that! anyone who can do those pesky little fiddly what are those things called oh yeah NOTES, anyone who can do that stuff is totally :worship:

i can only really strum

up

now then mark suggested "paint it black" he also said i should do THE NOTES but you know, i tried, there was more than about three of the little beggars, so i couldn't manage it, but i did try, honest!

as luck would have it, i ordered an electro concert uke so i could rock out more reliably than on my acoustic concert uke - with that it's all, have you clipped the mic on in the exact right place, no, not a millimetre to the left, it won't work at all there, i know, clip it to the bridge! oh pook you just knocked it off etc etc ad infinitem

so i ordered an electro

and as chance would have it

it arrived today

and look

no word of a lie

they painted it black!

:eek:

eerie co-incidence or WOT

paint it black

by the rolling stones

i think it might be about painting and decorating more than fine art

but mark said it's all good so...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RizA4WwaSFo

Hippie Dribble
03-26-2014, 08:26 PM
Rich, just a quick note mate: I deleted "Pablo Picasso" on account of it being a pile of crap. Please use the "Comic Book Writer" tune as my entry mate, cheers. :o

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-26-2014, 08:28 PM
eugeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeene ukuleleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooo!

:eek:

Hippie Dribble
03-26-2014, 08:39 PM
Ha Ha! Lynda! Hmmm, at a certain point the other day after several alcohols it all kinda sounded cool to me. But laying it back in the cold light of an overcast Friday morning my ears were screaming in agony. :uhoh:

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-26-2014, 08:44 PM
i was sober

i liked it alot!

(i don't mean i liked being sober. i mean i liked your vid!)

TCK
03-26-2014, 09:06 PM
Classic Jon....DO NOT DELETE Comic Book Writer, or I will come to Taz and make you play it with me....wait....yeah.
Rich, just a quick note mate: I deleted "Pablo Picasso" on account of it being a pile of crap. Please use the "Comic Book Writer" tune as my entry mate, cheers. :o

Hippie Dribble
03-26-2014, 09:21 PM
Classic Jon....DO NOT DELETE Comic Book Writer, or I will come to Taz and make you play it with me....wait....yeah.

pressing delete button now. :old:

mythinformed
03-26-2014, 10:16 PM
now then mark suggested "paint it black" he also said i should do THE NOTES but you know, i tried, there was more than about three of the little beggars, so i couldn't manage it, but i did try, honest!

as luck would have it, i ordered an electro concert uke so i could rock out more reliably than on my acoustic concert uke - with that it's all, have you clipped the mic on in the exact right place, no, not a millimetre to the left, it won't work at all there, i know, clip it to the bridge! oh pook you just knocked it off etc etc ad infinitem

so i ordered an electro

and as chance would have it

it arrived today

and look

no word of a lie

they painted it black!

:eek:

eerie co-incidence or WOT

paint it black

by the rolling stones

i think it might be about painting and decorating more than fine art

but mark said it's all good so...


Thats it go blame me for everything !! Lol

Rules:
•Art or artists should be a major focus of the song. If the word "painting" appears once in the song and never again, that probably doesn't fit; if it comes around every chorus, probably yes.

A slight abbr but hey rules are there to be manipulated and abused aren't they?

Nice uke and nice ukin' ..............I reckon you have the capability for those notes but your impatient inner demon just wanted to chord bash the hell out of ya new uke to break it in !! Lol

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-26-2014, 10:50 PM
I reckon you have the capability for those notes but your impatient inner demon just wanted to chord bash the hell out of ya new uke to break it in !! Lol
Don't blame it on the sunshine
Don't blame it on the moonlight
Don't blame it on the good times
Blame it on my impatient inner demon that just wants to chord bash the hell out of my new uke

:music:




Rules:
•Art or artists should be a major focus of the song. If the word "painting" appears once in the song and never again, that probably doesn't fit; if it comes around every chorus, probably yes.

i think i was too impatient to get uke-ing to read the rules properly :eek:

cua94
03-27-2014, 04:33 AM
I love this cover! Is that a baritone uke?

Fantastic!

cua94

Concertina
03-27-2014, 05:33 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RizA4WwaSFo


Oooh, I was gonna do this one! Had it all practiced up and everything...but I'm SO glad you did...it is way better than mine would have been. Yours rocked...mine would have been all sad and weepy lol.

Great job as always! And the electric sounds great!!

mattydee
03-27-2014, 05:34 AM
YAY! Tattoos! Visual art for sure! Brilliant! Will someone do "Lydia the Tattooed Lady"? Hey, the week is young! Good fun!

On it... Love this song.

Marc_McPherson93
03-27-2014, 05:41 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5abJf5W3iz4


So this is my entry this week! Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds!

Just in case there are some wondering what this has to do with art or artists, so here's a quick version of the story.

The story goes that this song was written by Lennon after his son, Julian, had brought home a painting of a friend from school (Lucy). The picture had Lucy, in the sky, surrounded by stars (diamonds!).

Enjoy guys! Also, please forgive my poorish singing on this one, sore throat means can't high my normal beautiful tones ;)

RAB11
03-27-2014, 05:45 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5abJf5W3iz4


So this is my entry this week! Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds!

Just in case there are some wondering what this has to do with art or artists, so here's a quick version of the story.

The story goes that this song was written by Lennon after his son, Julian, had brought home a painting of a friend from school (Lucy). The picture had Lucy, in the sky, surrounded by stars (diamonds!).

Enjoy guys! Also, please forgive my poorish singing on this one, sore throat means can't high my normal beautiful tones ;)

I was working on this last night!

Might have to push on with a song I'm trying to write loosely based on my trip to a museum in Madrid instead.

RichM
03-27-2014, 06:11 AM
Thats it go blame me for everything !! Lol

Rules:
•Art or artists should be a major focus of the song. If the word "painting" appears once in the song and never again, that probably doesn't fit; if it comes around every chorus, probably yes.

A slight abbr but hey rules are there to be manipulated and abused aren't they?

Nice uke and nice ukin' ..............I reckon you have the capability for those notes but your impatient inner demon just wanted to chord bash the hell out of ya new uke to break it in !! Lol

Actually, another Seasonista pm'd me earlier this week and asked if Paint it Black would fit. I thought it would, since it could be interpreted as an artistic decision as opposed to a decorating decision. After all, it's a song about wanting to paint something out of deep emotion; isn't that the source of all art?

RichM
03-27-2014, 06:12 AM
By the way, nobody has performed the Secret Song... yet.

Concertina
03-27-2014, 06:13 AM
Ok...so here is my entry for the week. A song suggested by Rich...I had never heard of The Weepies before, but I really like their music!

Please don't judge my hair and or clothing. I just woke up...and those are my pajamas. Yes, those are flying saucers and pteradactyls on my shirt. What you do not see is Dracula riding a T-rex, commanding large waves of zombies into battle.

It's only the best shirt ever.

Ever.


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

greenie44
03-27-2014, 07:28 AM
Well, 2 years ago I would have never guessed that I would record/video as many songs by Tom Velaine/Television as any other artist, but there you go. This one was on their first album and may have even been released as a single in those innocent 70s.

I think the multi-tracking worked out nicely, and I tried using a new video editor that opened up some new tricks. I also discovered, doing my extensive research for visual supplements (i.e., Google) that Venus de Milo is quite the cultural meme, as the video illustrates.

Hope you all like it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq2Ft57I5iY

lelouden
03-27-2014, 07:36 AM
By the way, nobody has performed the Secret Song... yet.

Well then....whats the first letter to the title in the song.....come on. Your the host. You have the power to break the rules:)

mythinformed
03-27-2014, 08:07 AM
By the way, nobody has performed the Secret Song... yet.
Visual Art could broaden to a structure, statue or even architecture so maybe a song about a bridge,building or well known statue ?
Grrrrrrrr I can't record at the mo but I so dearly wanted to play ukulele in the pose of Michelangelo's 'David' .............covering up with the G-string of course !!;)

RichM
03-27-2014, 08:09 AM
Ok...so here is my entry for the week. A song suggested by Rich...I had never heard of The Weepies before, but I really like their music!

Please don't judge my hair and or clothing. I just woke up...and those are my pajamas. Yes, those are flying saucers and pteradactyls on my shirt. What you do not see is Dracula riding a T-rex, commanding large waves of zombies into battle.

It's only the best shirt ever.

Ever.


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

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=65263&d=1395939993

Congratulations! You have performed the Secret Song! And here's the duck with a pack of Living Waters strings in his bill, just for you!

I *love* this song. In fact, I was listening to it when I came up with the idea for this week's theme. And yes, I may have mentioned to Maria that I thought her voice would suit it (and it does!), but the decision to perform it was hers. Wonderful job!

RichM
03-27-2014, 08:11 AM
Well then....whats the first letter to the title in the song.....come on. Your the host. You have the power to break the rules:)

Oh, I broke 'em.

decaturcomp
03-27-2014, 08:25 AM
Fun idea about the secret song, Rich

...and what do we notice about one of the songs suggested back in post #76 for this week by Uncle Alan, kiddies?
Bonesigh, you even mentioned that you'd listened to "Painting by Chagall" and liked it!

Way to go Concertina!


Suggestions of more great songs for this season:
Wake of the Medusa - Pogues (about the painting of the same name)
I wanna be a Warhol - Alkaline Trio (for some of you rockers)
Wings of Speed - Paul Weller (forget the Syle, Kick out the Jam)
Painting by Chagall - The Weepies (This is a simple loverly little beaut)

bonesigh
03-27-2014, 08:46 AM
Almost beat her to it (: I was going to record this today. Ah, well. Congrats Concertina. You will love those Living Water Strings. I think they are the bee's knee's.
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=65263&d=1395939993

Congratulations! You have performed the Secret Song! And here's the duck with a pack of Living Waters strings in his bill, just for you!

I *love* this song. In fact, I was listening to it when I came up with the idea for this week's theme. And yes, I may have mentioned to Maria that I thought her voice would suit it (and it does!), but the decision to perform it was hers. Wonderful job!

glass
03-27-2014, 08:49 AM
ok so here is my song. Its about a graffiti artist living in the city. I think it works for the season if not enjoy it anywho....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_i6MBdSVpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_i6MBdSVpg

RichM
03-27-2014, 08:58 AM
Almost beat her to it (: I was going to record this today. Ah, well. Congrats Concertina. You will love those Living Water Strings. I think they are the bee's knee's.

Please do! It's a beautiful song and there are lots more prizes to be had! :)

Concertina
03-27-2014, 10:18 AM
Almost beat her to it (: I was going to record this today. Ah, well. Congrats Concertina. You will love those Living Water Strings. I think they are the bee's knee's.

Oh do it do it please!!! I want to hear someone else sing it too! It's such a great song!

Thanks Rich! That's a really sweet prize. And thank you even more for introducing me to a new favorite band!

Hippie Dribble
03-27-2014, 12:05 PM
Please do! It's a beautiful song and there are lots more prizes to be had! :)

was the first song I thought of. The Weepies are one of my favourite bands, Deb Talan's voice is liquid gold. Tried to sing it many times but I just can't. Sometimes it helps to know what you can't do as what you can. Anyway, you're all on notice: I want someone to sing this song at my funeral.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArVVvKDz7ds

Tootler
03-27-2014, 01:06 PM
Here is my effort for this week. It is quite likely the only one I'll get done this week as I'm very tired.

The song was originally recorded by Joe Brown in 1962. Joe Brown is an English Musician who has been around since the mid 1950s and deserves to be better known than he is. As well as guitar, he plays ukulele and has recently brought out an album featuring ukulele.


http://youtu.be/_O99ajY-Lqo

Edit to say: I was really tired last night and I messed this one up somewhat. I have uploaded it again to my normal site and have made this one unlisted until the season ends. I'll then delete it. Reposted video here (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?94252-Season-110-of-the-Ukulele-Art-and-Artists!/page18)

redpaul1
03-27-2014, 01:32 PM
My second for this week. I worked (I think I worked) out the chords to this one earlier this afternoon, so do bear with me. "An architect's dream" is an engineer's nightmare of course, but I think the comparison being drawn (drawn!! ha!) here is between the ability of an artist to convey an idea by means of a few simple brush-strokes versus the requirement of the architect to supply incredibly detailed plans.

I have no idea really. It's Kate Bush.


http://youtu.be/lzMyTeYhErY

mythinformed
03-27-2014, 01:45 PM
Joe Brown is an English Musician who has been around since the mid 1950s and deserves to be better known than he is. As well as guitar, he plays ukulele and has recently brought out an album featuring ukulele.

I'd say he's pretty well known Geoff especially in the music buisness where he is held in high esteem as the musicians musician.
I think he shuns the big venues by choice and likes gigging the smaller halls and venues for the love of what he does rather than the fame and money hence why he's earnt that respect.

Heres a link to an excellent Youtube interview where he explains how Johnny Cash accidently got him sacked from his first proper job as a session guitarist ........told in his best Johnny Cash accent amongst many other stories from his past!! Lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJkQ1Ky-IPI

He's actually gigging in my town in the next few weeks.

xommen
03-27-2014, 01:46 PM
Although Concertina did a much better job at sounding like the original, here is my take on this song. Really like the original by the way.
The Weepies - Painting by Chagall

http://youtu.be/lWozdMQec0g

lelouden
03-27-2014, 01:48 PM
Ok...so here is my entry for the week. A song suggested by Rich...I had never heard of The Weepies before, but I really like their music!

Please don't judge my hair and or clothing. I just woke up...and those are my pajamas. Yes, those are flying saucers and pteradactyls on my shirt. What you do not see is Dracula riding a T-rex, commanding large waves of zombies into battle.

It's only the best shirt ever.

Ever.


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

Had a gut feeling that this was the secret song cuz you mentioned that HE mentioned:)
Congratulations!!!

lelouden
03-27-2014, 02:12 PM
So...If a picture paints a thousand words then....I've painted a few. When my kids were small I needed an outlet so I took up watercolor painting...I didn't think of the Uke back then:) I have to tell you that not only does music run in my family genes, so does art. Laurie (my sister and seasonista) is a fabulous watercolor artist. She was going to do this song and feature her art but couldn't get to it this week so I asked her if she minded if I sang the song and featured MY art instead. She said sure, I don't mind:) I hope she can find a season that will work out just right so she an share with you her work. HERE (http://lauriescreations.blogspot.com/?m=1.) is her blog that features her work. Thanks Laurie for the song:)

If~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmmgFF5S1uA&feature=youtu.be

lelouden
03-27-2014, 02:19 PM
Here is my effort for this week. It is quite likely the only one I'll get done this week as I'm very tired.

The song was originally recorded by Joe Brown in 1962. Joe Brown is an English Musician who has been around since the mid 1950s and deserves to be better known than he is. As well as guitar, he plays ukulele and has recently brought out an album featuring ukulele.


Wish I could watch this Geoff. It's set to private:)

bonesigh
03-27-2014, 02:48 PM
Oh, yeah, of course. I'm never held back by a song already having been done. Everyone's take is so different (: I'll post it tomorrow. I was just practicing it. It is now my new favorite song! Even my hubby said, hey, what's that your playing. I told him it was the Weepies and he got all giggly and warm and fuzzy! He loves 'em too!

Please do! It's a beautiful song and there are lots more prizes to be had! :)

bonesigh
03-27-2014, 02:50 PM
Oh, my, gosh....I just love Deb too!!! Especially "Big Strong Girl"!

was the first song I thought of. The Weepies are one of my favourite bands, Deb Talan's voice is liquid gold. Tried to sing it many times but I just can't. Sometimes it helps to know what you can't do as what you can. Anyway, you're all on notice: I want someone to sing this song at my funeral.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArVVvKDz7ds

uke4ia
03-27-2014, 03:09 PM
I'm hoping someone is going to do Lake Street Dive "Bad Self Portraits". I could picture lelouden multitracking some killer harmonies.

ukuloonie
03-27-2014, 03:34 PM
I'm hoping someone is going to do Lake Street Dive "Bad Self Portraits". I could picture lelouden multitracking some killer harmonies.
Lake Street Dive sounds pretty cool
Lake street Dive (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8tjJWvH8XU)

lelouden
03-27-2014, 03:54 PM
I'm hoping someone is going to do Lake Street Dive "Bad Self Portraits". I could picture lelouden multitracking some killer harmonies.

I'll see if I can get to it...I have something else in the frying pan right now...

I wish it was chicken :D

Joko
03-27-2014, 05:15 PM
First, the was this painting by a guy named Hopper who titled it Nighthawks:

http://ahistoryofnewyork.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Nighthawks-480x261.jpg

Somewhat later, the painting was 'covered' by another guy, Helnwein, and he gave it the name you see in the caption:

http://ahistoryofnewyork.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/helnwein_blvd-480x292.jpg

Eventually, Billy Joe Armstrong from Green Day used that title for a song that Rolling Stone Magazine's readers voted as the best single of 00's...

Leading to my covering it from my Rangoon balcony during a power outage.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaOrMdug8I4

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-27-2014, 05:35 PM
I love this cover! Is that a baritone uke?

Fantastic!

cua94
whose vid? which vid?




Oooh, I was gonna do this one! Had it all practiced up and everything...but I'm SO glad you did...it is way better than mine would have been. Yours rocked...mine would have been all sad and weepy lol.

Great job as always! And the electric sounds great!!
thank you! i hope you'll still do the song, it's very strong and very sad, a sad and weepy version would be so great

i do believe in different people posting different versions of a song, of course if one is not first in with it, it's all a bit GAH! but still it's so great to see everyone's different take. taking the theme of art and artists and running off in a random direction for a moment if i may...

<lynda blahing ZZzzzzzzzz> but it's like with drawing and painting the great thing if you sit a bunch of people down to draw or paint something, everyone does something unique, everyone works a different way, it's what is so great about art, ditto uke-ing, if we set one song and we all did a cover of it everyone would bring something totally different to it and i love that </lynda blahing ZZzzzzzzzz>




Please don't judge my hair and or clothing. I just woke up...and those are my pajamas.
there is a very strong tradition on the seasons of people making videos in their pyjamas. hold on that sounds weird. but you know what i mean. so - yay to pyjamas!




I so dearly wanted to play ukulele in the pose of Michelangelo's 'David' .............covering up with the G-string of course !!;)
would that be low G or high G?

i'm guessing high G might be a little uncomfortable...

lelouden
03-27-2014, 07:59 PM
I so dearly wanted to play ukulele in the pose of Michelangelo's 'David' .............covering up with the G-string of course !!;)




would that be low G or high G?

i'm guessing high G might be a little uncomfortable...

:bowdown::smileybounce::cheers: OMG, theres not enough of these little guys!

mythinformed
03-27-2014, 08:49 PM
would that be low G or high G?

i'm guessing high G might be a little uncomfortable...

I'll have to wait and C, it could be A Major undertaking or something quite Minor depending on my mood !! ;)

Tootler
03-27-2014, 10:29 PM
Wish I could watch this Geoff. It's set to private:)

Sorry, one of Google's "improvements" - you have to click on "Publish" to make it live and I forgot.

Should be available now.

lelouden
03-27-2014, 11:45 PM
I'll have to wait and C, it could be A Major undertaking or something quite Minor depending on my mood !! ;)

Hahahaha :shaka::bowdown::biglaugh:

lelouden
03-28-2014, 12:11 AM
Middle of the night madness. I hope I don't regret this in the morning:) How many others of you have this addiction so bad you can't sleep??? I go to bed with a song in my head and wake up on the second verse....

I don't have much to say about this song except I love it and it was so obvious to do....

Tapestry~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeY5qZHSbnY&feature=youtu.be

redpaul1
03-28-2014, 12:11 AM
Geisha are not courtesans,
and we're not wives.

We sell our skills, not our bodies.

We create another secret world,
a place only of beauty.

The very word Geisha means 'artist',
and to be a Geisha …

… is to be judged as
a moving work of art.
...

You cannot call yourself a true Geisha
until you can stop a man in his tracks
with a single look.



http://youtu.be/H3cNgPjHpP8

Another one from Rodney Crowell, that I've re-uploaded because I wasn't sure that chords I'd worked out were completely right.

Funnily enough, all the videos I've watched of him performing this, he uses a capo on the 5th fret of his guitar. So really I should have used something tuned GCEA for this, not a bari!

Tootler
03-28-2014, 02:49 AM
I'd say he's pretty well known Geoff especially in the music buisness where he is held in high esteem as the musicians musician.
I think he shuns the big venues by choice and likes gigging the smaller halls and venues for the love of what he does rather than the fame and money hence why he's earnt that respect.

Heres a link to an excellent Youtube interview where he explains how Johnny Cash accidently got him sacked from his first proper job as a session guitarist ........told in his best Johnny Cash accent amongst many other stories from his past!! Lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJkQ1Ky-IPI


I was aware of that and it doesn't invalidate what I said originally. I'd heard about the Johnny Cash bit, though I had forgotten about it.

UkeCan1
03-28-2014, 03:27 AM
Just for the record. We did have a Loudon Season, about 10 months ago (Season 67).

What did our Miss Louden do for Loudon week?

Did it include the whole extended Wainright / McGarrigle / Roche clan? Because that would be awesome.

lelouden
03-28-2014, 09:44 AM
What did our Miss Louden do for Loudon week?

Did it include the whole extended Wainright / McGarrigle / Roche clan? Because that would be awesome.

I missed that Eugene's "Wainright" season #67. I joined the seasons at #85 for Motown just around the same time youcan1 :) did.

ukuleledaddy
03-28-2014, 09:54 AM
Story Of An Artist by Daniel Johnston (M. Ward did a fantastic cover of this song). I'm not sure if anyone has done this one yet, I haven't had any time to go through the week's submissions. I only had time to do a quick one take. It's a great song though. If you've never heard it, give M. Ward's version a listen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lJegl-1u50&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA

caukulele
03-28-2014, 10:16 AM
Well, I could not let this season go by without doing something....and it has been a great week....however, as luck would have it Linda (lelouden) did the exact song that my husband and I did, with art work....which is what we had been working on too, and her version is simply wonderful!!!!..But, my husband worked so hard already on the slide show, that I decided to post it anyway. In this version of "If", my husband is singing, I am playing and the background are some of my artwork....paintings and painted ukes.

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

SailQwest
03-28-2014, 10:38 AM
This is an awesome Season! I'm finally getting some video-watching time. Wonderful entries!!!

I'm still hoping to squeak out a video. (Stupid stagefright.)

lelouden
03-28-2014, 12:40 PM
Well, I could not let this season go by without doing something....and it has been a great week....however, as luck would have it Linda (lelouden) did the exact song that my husband and I did, with art work....which is what we had been working on too, and her version is simply wonderful!!!!..But, my husband worked so hard already on the slide show, that I decided to post it anyway. In this version of "If", my husband is singing, I am playing and the background are some of my artwork....paintings and painted ukes.

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

This is fabulous! I know there are many many artists among us and lots and lots of photographers. I wish they would all do this and show off there work. Such an easy song to put your work to gang! Uke Chords HERE! (http://jenfo.com/ukulele/songs/soprano/if_uke_s_f.pdf)

redpaul1
03-28-2014, 12:47 PM
This is fabulous! I know there are many many artists among us and lots and lots of photographers. I wish they would all do this and show off there work. Such an easy song to put your work to gang! Uke Chords HERE! (http://jenfo.com/ukulele/songs/soprano/if_uke_s_f.pdf)
This could become this Season's dark horse theme song - when UkeyDave put out his appeal for a number to cover, this was the one I suggested for him - not the David Gates version though. I want to hear his Telly Savalas :) (If I did it, it would be too obvious :D )

You and Denise could do the backing vocals :smileybounce:

Tootler
03-28-2014, 01:49 PM
GRRRRRRRRR!!!! B***** Google. They are determined that I should post as Geoff Walker rather than TootlinGeoff so when I click on You Tube in my Bookmarks, they log me in as Geoff Walker. I usually catch it but last night I was particularly tired and missed it so my entry ended up on the Geoff Walker page rather than TootlinGeoff. :wallbash:

I have uploaded it again to my usual place. Here is the new link. I remembered to publish this time. :old:


http://youtu.be/6O_AEtWGMpQ

I will leave the other one in place until this season is finished then delete it. Meantime, I have made it Unlisted.

mattydee
03-28-2014, 02:05 PM
Well, seeing as the host requested it, and the host is playing a bit at being the song's signature performer this week, I couldn't let it go. Such a great song. Y'all should sing along in the choruses there. In fact, I've posted the whole thing below, so you can follow along at home...


http://youtu.be/R8GgTceS380


Introduction:
Ah Lydia,
She was the most glorious creature under the sun.
Guiess! DuBarry! Garbo! Rolled into one.

Verse 1:
[C]Oh Lydia, oh Lydia, say, have you met Lydia?
Lydia the tattooed [G7]lady
[F]She has [C]eyes that [F]folks a[C]dore so
[F]And a [Dm]torso [F]even [Dm]more so
[C]Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclopedia
Oh, Lydia the Queen of Tat[F]too
On her [Dm]back is The Battle of Waterloo
Be[F]side it The Wreck of the Hesperus, too
And [C]proudly above waves the [F]red, white, and blue.
You can [C]learn a [G7]lot from [C]Lydia!

Chorus:
[C]La la la, la la la
La la la, la la la

Verse 2:
[Eb]When her robe is unfurled she will show you the world
If you step up and tell her [Bb]where
For a dime you can see Kankakee or Paree
or Washington crossing The [Eb]Delaware

Chorus:
[Eb]La la la, la la la
La la la, la la la

Verse 3:
[C]Oh Lydia, oh Lydia, say, have you met Lydia?
Lydia the tattooed [G7]lady
[F]When her [C]muscles [F]start re[C]laxin',
[F]Up the [Dm]hill comes [F]Andrew [Dm]Jackson
[C]Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclopedia.
Oh Lydia the queen of them [F]all
For two [Dm]bits she will do a mazurka in jazz
With a [F]view of Niagara that nobody has
And [C]on a clear day you can [F]see Alcatraz
You can [C]learn a [G7]lot from [C]Lydia!

Chorus:
[C]La la la, la la la
La la la, la la la

Verse 4:
[Eb]Come along and see Buffalo Bill with his lasso
Just a little classic by Mendel Pi[Bb]casso
Here is Captain Spaulding exploring the Amazon
Here's Godiva, but with her pa[Eb]jamas on

Chorus:
[Eb]La la la, la la la
La la la, la la la

Verse 5:
[Eb]Here is Grover Whelan unveilin' The Trilon
Over on the west coast we have Treasure [Bb]Isle-on
Here's Nijinsky a-doin' the rhumba
Here's her social security [Eb]numba

Chorus (Whistled):
[Eb]La la la, la la la
La la la, la la la

Verse 6:
[C]Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclopedia
Oh Lydia the champ of them [F]all
She once [Dm]swept an Admiral clear off his feet
The [F]ships on her hips made his heart skip a beat
And [C]now the old boy's in com[F]mand of the fleet
for he [C]went and [G7]married [C]Lydia!

Ending:
[C]I said Lydia...
He said Lydia...
They said Lydia...
We said Lydia, la, la!

RichM
03-28-2014, 02:37 PM
I think the song's original performer would approve!!!!!


http://youtu.be/n4zRe_wvJw8

redpaul1
03-28-2014, 02:40 PM
I think the song's original performer would approve!!!!!


http://youtu.be/n4zRe_wvJw8

& I did 'Syria the f*cked-up nation' for Berni's Pastiche season (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?85240-Season-81-Pastiches-or-In-other-Words&p=1376004#post1376004) (#81) :)

bonesigh
03-28-2014, 04:38 PM
Here's my version of "Painting By Chagall". Though I have had a ubass for a while I don't usually play it cuz, well, I don't know how!! I tried to play it with this song and it was a challenge. I've got a lot to learn! (:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBC7R0CvnBs&amp;feature=youtube_gdata_player

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-28-2014, 05:00 PM
"modern art" by art brut

collaboration with peewee who thought of the song and did all the editing and combining of audio and video and basically did all the work and made it rock :bowdown:

i just upstrummed and shouted a bit is all :cool:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J7w4CJ2mzc

Concertina
03-28-2014, 06:00 PM
Here's my version of "Painting By Chagall". Though I have had a ubass for a while I don't usually play it cuz, well, I don't know how!! I tried to play it with this song and it was a challenge. I've got a lot to learn! (:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBC7R0CvnBs&feature=youtube_gdata_player


I love it!!!
Can I beg you to tell me how you are playing it?? It's LOADS better than my 4 chords lol

Also...I love that you put the paintings in the video. I wanted to do something similar but I literally just learned what actual button to press to get the black screen in the beginning of my videos (all the other times I just pushed random buttons until it showed up hehehe).

Concertina
03-28-2014, 06:02 PM
"modern art" by art brut

collaboration with peewee who thought of the song and did all the editing and combining of audio and video and basically did all the work and made it rock :bowdown:

i just upstrummed and shouted a bit is all :cool:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J7w4CJ2mzc

So awesome.

You know you sound exactly like the lead singer of Elastica.

decaturcomp
03-28-2014, 06:33 PM
Hells yeah, you kids!
Wacky teenagers slam all the best riffs.
No dissembling now, BEV that's a two childe effort, for certain.


"modern art" by art brut

collaboration with peewee who thought of the song and did all the editing and combining of audio and video and basically did all the work and made it rock :bowdown:

i just upstrummed and shouted a bit is all :cool:

decaturcomp
03-28-2014, 06:34 PM
Yep, yep, yep!
Spiffing go at this (the second and they're both wonderful!)


Here's my version of "Painting By Chagall". Though I have had a ubass for a while I don't usually play it cuz, well, I don't know how!! I tried to play it with this song and it was a challenge. I've got a lot to learn! (:

29moons
03-28-2014, 06:38 PM
Here's my little rendition of Lydia - Me & Matty thinking alike. I had to wait until I finished mine and posted it to watch yours so I could keep my focus.


http://youtu.be/g1F1Jrp8S7A

decaturcomp
03-28-2014, 07:12 PM
I just wanted to bump this one up to the top for a minute because...AWESOME!!


Well, 2 years ago I would have never guessed that I would record/video as many songs by Tom Velaine/Television as any other artist, but there you go. This one was on their first album and may have even been released as a single in those innocent 70s.

I think the multi-tracking worked out nicely, and I tried using a new video editor that opened up some new tricks. I also discovered, doing my extensive research for visual supplements (i.e., Google) that Venus de Milo is quite the cultural meme, as the video illustrates.

Hope you all like it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq2Ft57I5iY

RichM
03-28-2014, 07:43 PM
Here's my little rendition of Lydia - Me & Matty thinking alike. I had to wait until I finished mine and posted it to watch yours so I could keep my focus.


http://youtu.be/g1F1Jrp8S7A

TWO versions of "Lydia the Tattooed Lady"????

THREE versions of "Painting by Chagall"????

We are living in the golden age of Seasonistas!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-28-2014, 07:53 PM
Hells yeah, you kids!
Wacky teenagers slam all the best riffs.
No dissembling now, BEV that's a two childe effort, for certain.
we were just two crazy kids trying to rock out!



So awesome.

You know you sound exactly like the lead singer of Elastica.
o

m

GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

just go ahead and make my day why don't you

oh you just did!

peewee
03-28-2014, 08:17 PM
we were just two crazy kids trying to rock out!



That was really fun, but it's all you, Lynda, I just added a little octave fuzz uke and some weird grunting.
Rock OUT!

Concertina
03-28-2014, 08:22 PM
o

m

GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

just go ahead and make my day why don't you

oh you just did!


Haha! Good. It's totally true. I'm not entirely convinced that you aren't...maybe that's why we only see the uke...

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-28-2014, 09:28 PM
That was really fun, but it's all you, Lynda, I just added a little octave fuzz uke and some weird grunting.
Rock OUT!
dude your grunting totally ROCKS



Haha! Good. It's totally true. I'm not entirely convinced that you aren't...maybe that's why we only see the uke...
lol! i couldn't possibly comment ;)


i just wanna say, hats off, or artists' berets off, whatever, to our host for a wonderful theme and charming hosting

i couldn't think of many songs to start with, well i couldn't think of many songs at all, i could only think of one, it maybe looks like i thought of more but only because kind peeps made awesome suggestions of songs to me! but this season totally rocks and there are gazillions, nay, googolplexes of songs

wonderful stuff

redpaul1
03-28-2014, 11:34 PM
GRRRRRRRRR!!!! B***** Google. They are determined that I should post as Geoff Walker rather than TootlinGeoff so when I click on You Tube in my Bookmarks, they log me in as Geoff Walker. I usually catch it but last night I was particularly tired and missed it so my entry ended up on the Geoff Walker page rather than TootlinGeoff. :wallbash:

I have uploaded it again to my usual place. Here is the new link. I remembered to publish this time. :old:


http://youtu.be/6O_AEtWGMpQ

I will leave the other one in place until this season is finished then delete it. Meantime, I have made it Unlisted.

I've got my browser set to clear cookies every time I close it. So every time that I click on a link to YT, I'm presented with a dialog box asking me with what 'persona' do I wish to login. You might find it a bit of a faff, but it might still be worth giving it try.

Great choice of song btw, and need I say more about its performance?

xommen
03-29-2014, 03:08 AM
This is an original I wrote for this season inspired by the Picture my Brother made that is in the video.
This is called city with bus stops.

http://youtu.be/PJB9_VWeDUk
Here is a link to a picture of that painting:
http://cdn.1pluginjquery.com/066+plein+met+bushaltes.jpg?o=1&res=225&cdn=ec&p=y&pid=192789&ph2=3ku00f5z5oohed4rudnqkuw341jex5w2&d=AMWAjFAbrKAAOICrAQLUbFN&as=mp3

redpaul1
03-29-2014, 05:40 AM
At PeeWee's special request. Lots of noise and distortion going on here, I warn you now :)


http://youtu.be/MpkjpbNQg2k

I knocked this one out before rushing off to band practice. There's a bit of faffing about at the start. Skip to about 2:10 to get to the noisy bit.

ukuloonie
03-29-2014, 07:24 AM
When I loaded the new os for my mac it changed my iMovie videos from .mov to mp4 and downloading takes forever with that format.
I looked for a converter which I downloaded for my Mac to change my vids from a mp4 to .mov which speeds up the time for downloading.
its called 'wontube video converter.'
does that help?

WKerrigan
03-29-2014, 09:21 AM
Okay, I wanted to get something in this week. It's rough. But it's done!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axETmjcK4KI&list=UUzZ3Ryqs0BTAE218HEmO_XQ&index=2

Barbablanca
03-29-2014, 09:38 AM
I managed to write and record another song based on another of my favourite Pre-Raphaelite paintings:
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Click on the Pic for a bigger version.

So, here is Hylas & the Water Nymphs for your delectation:


http://youtu.be/bg4fwnjqn-w

Tootler
03-29-2014, 09:46 AM
Managed to get another done. Photography is also a visual art.


http://youtu.be/Ken03JeVodA

Of course, the song is a dig at the not so arty end of photography.

BEV, the Risa Ellie was specially for you. It did so happen that the key of the song suited the tuning I use on that Risa. :music:

RichM
03-29-2014, 10:22 AM
Managed to get another done. Photography is also a visual art.


http://youtu.be/Ken03JeVodA

Of course, the song is a dig at the not so arty end of photography.

BEV, the Risa Ellie was specially for you. It did so happen that the key of the song suited the tuning I use on that Risa. :music:

Indeed, photography is a visual art! Thank you for doing our first photography tune!

myrnaukelele
03-29-2014, 10:31 AM
This is the most difficult song I've ever attempted to sing - Norah Jones I ain't. And I was striving for a better take but my hand was beginning to cramp so I had to stop. It is what it is. I've included some pictures of my art and my little art studio (i.e. the guest bedroom).

http://youtu.be/p2r53OfML1U

Jazzbanjorex
03-29-2014, 11:41 AM
I didn't think I was going to get one in this week but I found a moment.
Dire Straits, In The Gallery.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b3tj1ec9lQ&feature=youtu.be

xommen
03-29-2014, 11:45 AM
When I loaded the new os for my mac it changed my iMovie videos from .mov to mp4 and downloading takes forever with that format.
I looked for a converter which I downloaded for my Mac to change my vids from a mp4 to .mov which speeds up the time for downloading.
its called 'wontube video converter.'
does that help?
You could get mpeg streamclip and use that to convert to a lighter mp4 format or a mov if you want that.

UkeyDave
03-29-2014, 12:28 PM
This could become this Season's dark horse theme song - when UkeyDave put out his appeal for a number to cover, this was the one I suggested for him - not the David Gates version though. I want to hear his Telly Savalas :) (If I did it, it would be too obvious :D )


i'm on it. Watch this space. ;-)

Tootler
03-29-2014, 03:10 PM
I've got my browser set to clear cookies every time I close it. So every time that I click on a link to YT, I'm presented with a dialog box asking me with what 'persona' do I wish to login. You might find it a bit of a faff, but it might still be worth giving it try.

Great choice of song btw, and need I say more about its performance?

Thanks for the suggestion, Paul. Funnily enough, it logged me in as TootlinGeoff today.

Thanks for the comment too. I didn't feel this was one of my best. There were one or two iffy moments in it but it wasn't going to improve with umpteen more takes so I just accepted it as it was.

ukuloonie
03-29-2014, 04:14 PM
This is 'Toulouse Lautrec' by Saskia and Serge (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9GLnnWQTTk){click to see the link of their video}, a couple from the Netherlands who started singing according to wiki around 1969.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm4-KL97IuI&feature=youtu.be

Mim
03-29-2014, 05:53 PM
OK, I chose "Art Lover" by the Kinks. The original is actually quite creepy and "wrong" and is from a male perspective. So I tweaked it to be from more of the female perspective. And a liiiitttle less creepy! Though still creepy! Just like I like it! Hehe!

It is about art appreciation! It can be found anywhere... even... in the park!

It also mentions Degas Ballerinas.

Sorry for the bad video and audio quality. I was hoping my new camera was going to be in today, but alas it will be here on Monday. It is a Zoom Q4 and will make it a lot easier for me to enter the seasons in the future.

Thanks Rich! I had a lot of fun with this!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfaTUgWYTFk&list=UUS5ZVxLZKfvoAixOpsb4wxQ&feature=share

greenie44
03-29-2014, 06:01 PM
OK, I chose "Art Lover" by the Kinks. The original is actually quite creepy and from a male perspective. So I tweaked it to be from more of the female perspective. Hehe!
It also mentions Degas Ballerinas. Sorry for the bad video and audio quality. I was hoping my new camera was going to be in today, but alas it will be here on Monday. It is a Zoom Q4 and will make it a lot easier for me to enter the seasons in the future.

Thanks Rich! I had a lot of fun with this!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfaTUgWYTFk&list=UUS5ZVxLZKfvoAixOpsb4wxQ&feature=share

Oh, I have been hoping for a couple of days that some one would do this great song. (I would have, but you are right, that would have been way creepy). Great version, and certainly less creepy than the original.

Concertina
03-29-2014, 06:06 PM
OK, I chose "Art Lover" by the Kinks. The original is actually quite creepy and "wrong" and is from a male perspective. So I tweaked it to be from more of the female perspective. And a liiiitttle less creepy! Though still creepy! Just like I like it! Hehe!

It is about art appreciation! It can be found anywhere... even... in the park!

It also mentions Degas Ballerinas.

Sorry for the bad video and audio quality. I was hoping my new camera was going to be in today, but alas it will be here on Monday. It is a Zoom Q4 and will make it a lot easier for me to enter the seasons in the future.

Thanks Rich! I had a lot of fun with this!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfaTUgWYTFk&list=UUS5ZVxLZKfvoAixOpsb4wxQ&feature=share


OMG HOW FREAKING CUTE ARE YOU!?!?!


Also...not really less creepy from the female side haha.

UkeCan1
03-29-2014, 06:09 PM
I missed that Eugene's "Wainright" season #67. I joined the seasons at #85 for Motown just around the same time youcan1 :) did.

I did not realize that! To me, everyone who's been around since I started are the elders ... I figured you all had been here since dinosaurs roamed the Seasons. I actually beat you by a week then - I started in #84. When did you start playing, Linda?

Re Loudons, I'm thinking we should do a Season where you have to do a song by an artist who shares a name with you. Or with your name in the title or lyrics. (I could do "Born to Run".)

Or a place you live or have lived. I just wrote a New Jersey song today. (Based on a Texas song.) Now I just need a Season for it.

RichM
03-29-2014, 07:23 PM
OK, I chose "Art Lover" by the Kinks. The original is actually quite creepy and "wrong" and is from a male perspective. So I tweaked it to be from more of the female perspective. And a liiiitttle less creepy! Though still creepy! Just like I like it! Hehe!

It is about art appreciation! It can be found anywhere... even... in the park!

It also mentions Degas Ballerinas.

Sorry for the bad video and audio quality. I was hoping my new camera was going to be in today, but alas it will be here on Monday. It is a Zoom Q4 and will make it a lot easier for me to enter the seasons in the future.

Thanks Rich! I had a lot of fun with this!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfaTUgWYTFk&list=UUS5ZVxLZKfvoAixOpsb4wxQ&feature=share

That was delightful, Mim! Thank you so much for contributing this week. The video and audio quality you apologize for is ten times better than anything I've ever accomplished!

redpaul1
03-29-2014, 11:55 PM
Thanks for the comment too. I didn't feel this was one of my best. There were one or two iffy moments in it but it wasn't going to improve with umpteen more takes so I just accepted it as it was.

The thing is, the Seasons are pushing us all forward. What's iffy to us today, we'd have only dreamt of accomplishing just a few months back. You heard 'em (the iffy bits). I didn't :)

redpaul1
03-30-2014, 12:46 AM
Before we wave this fine Season its fond adieu, let me leave you with a final fun fact about the Dutch 'G'.

It was a Flemish scientist, J.B van Helmont, who 1st discovered that the atmosphere consisted of more than one... one.... one..., well what to call all this different stuff all mixed together so chaotically?

Wait a second, he thought to himself. 'Chaos' (from Gk χάος (pron. khaos)!! That's it! That Greek chi (χ), sounds almost exactly like our Dutch 'g'! I'll call this stuff 'gas'!

And that's why we say the atmosphere is a mixture of different 'gases' - it's a word invented in the 17th century by a Flemish scientist, designed to sound like the nearest thing to 'chaos' he could think of; in an attempt to convey the total mixing of the different molecules floating around in the atmosphere!

And that's today's fun fact, brought to you by the letter 'G' (with the assistance of the letter χ )!! :)


Bonus fun fact: Van Gogh's house in Stockwell (http://goo.gl/maps/7SED8), London SW9

UkeyDave
03-30-2014, 03:37 AM
Another entry from me. Here is my effort at the Telly Savalis version of IF as suggested by Redpaul. A bit rushed and I've also added a bit of Weegingayin type echo effect for good measure. Sorry I didn't have time to include some photography of mine so you'll just have to put up with my ugly mug instead. ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdeWQDNS6Lk

UkeCan1
03-30-2014, 04:18 AM
Before we wave this fine Season its fond adieu, let me leave you with a final fun fact about the Dutch 'G'.

It was a Flemish scientist, J.B van Helmont, who 1st discovered that the atmosphere consisted of more than one... one.... one..., well what to call all this different stuff all mixed together so chaotically?

Wait a second, he thought to himself. 'Chaos' (from Gk χάος (pron. khaos)!! That's it! That Greek chi (χ), sounds almost exactly like our Dutch 'g'! I'll call this stuff 'gas'!

And that's why we say the atmosphere is a mixture of different 'gases' - it's a word invented in the 17th century by a Flemish scientist, designed to sound like the nearest thing to 'chaos' he could think of; in an attempt to convey the total mixing of the different molecules floating around in the atmosphere!

And that's today's fun fact, brought to you by the letter 'G' (with the assistance of the letter χ )!! :)

That is totally awesome. I learnt many such fun facts in science class, but never heard this one. He also invented the word "blas" (motion), which was less successful. Fascinating.

wee_ginga_yin
03-30-2014, 06:45 AM
I wonder where the painting boxer Ushio Shinohara (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIQ1g58aa_o) got his ideas from :-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWKZ79jUl3U

RichM
03-30-2014, 06:48 AM
Just a few hours left, folks, but still plenty of time to get in your last-minute entries. It's been a wonderful Season so far, but there's always room for more!

wee_ginga_yin
03-30-2014, 07:29 AM
I remember seeing John Malkovich throwing himself on the ground
and beating it with his fists, whilst kicking his legs in the air.
It sort of reminded me of my kids at the checkout of the supermarket,
when I would not buy them any sweets.

So here is a Malkovich layer on top of BEVOMU & PeeWee excellent collab.
It is just aggressive sonic noise, consider it punctuation with phaser.
Perhaps it works best with the amp turned up to 11 and headphones on
Otherwise you wont that that madness train running through your head.
It is unlisted cos I might regret it tomorrow.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItRno64YyB0

UkeCan1
03-30-2014, 08:05 AM
I'm so excited! My friend Cecilia joined me this week, making her video (and Seasons) debut. She is (like me) shy and retiring ... and is considering picking up a uke ... so please encourage her!

Here's a song about a kind of art I don't think we've heard from yet - a wonderful song by Kristin Andreassen about, well, color.


http://youtu.be/W4bHece3EqA

Dougf
03-30-2014, 11:17 AM
This song is not really about art, but it does mention the Louvre Museum, the Mona Lisa, and the National Gallery in the two verses that I did. Other verses mention Whistler’s mama, Botticelli, and an old Dutch Master.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0M-Qeow3Tc

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
03-30-2014, 02:47 PM
Jessica, my wife, loves art rock. Her favorite band is the NYC noise/art/punk band, Sonic Youth. SY wrote and recorded a song about artist Helen Lundeberg. (If you're not familiar with Lundeberg's work, please check it out (http://www.helenlundeberg.com/pages/works.html).) Here's a not-as-noisy ukulele version...


http://youtu.be/7ea9O405u9M

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
03-30-2014, 03:29 PM
The first song that came to my mind for this (super cool) challenge is a Clash song with last verse rapped by NYC graphitti artist, Futura 2000...


http://youtu.be/IHB77cuxsLI

max2173
03-30-2014, 04:27 PM
This took far longer than it should've done, but finally, here's mine. I decided to make a bit of a video and try some finger picking. Also, I have a rather nasty cold so please excuse the flat singing!


http://youtu.be/_wLIe3bNP-c

RichM
03-30-2014, 04:29 PM
Just a few more hours, folks! Thanks for a wonderful week, and don't be afraid to submit a few last-minute tunes!

TCK
03-30-2014, 05:50 PM
Whoops- see it now

bonesigh
03-30-2014, 06:37 PM
Well, I feel I just can't do this song justice in the time I have left so, I'll leave you with a little teaser. The lyrics. To hear the tune you'll have to come back later for my post season post. Here's a song I wrote for my little girl (:

G
When you started to show
D
Into who you would grow
C
There was a clear, constant connection
G D
It didn’t escape our detection

G
There’s a beauty inside you
D
And the things that you drew
C
With your hands the magic happens
G D
Nothing escapes your inspection

Chorus:
G D
Oh, oh…..April
G C
Your paintings make my heart swell
G C
Sweeping lines of oil pastel
G C D
Make me see the depth of you

G D
Oh, oh…..April
G C
The eyes you draw, they see so well

G C
Twinkling in the dark night they dwell
G C D
Make me see the depth of you

G
You brighten up my day
D
The sun in shadow, leaves in play
C
As you configure your collection
G D
Each piece receives your affection

G
Eyes a shade of brilliant blue
D
You let us see your point of view
C
Find your angle of reflection
G D
You seek it out with passion

Chorus:
Brigde:
Em F
“A new protégé has come my way”
Em F
Is that really what I heard her say
Am
Sometimes imperfect is perfection
Am D
An April shower under her direction

Chorus:

Concertina
03-30-2014, 07:21 PM
I really tried hard to get another song in but I sat down to record and just kept messing up. I decided that its better for the safety of my ukes that I just go to bed LOL

Maybe I'll do it tomorrow anyhow and just post it elsewhere.

myrnaukelele
03-30-2014, 07:35 PM
This video took the entire week from start to finish. I started painting the uke on Monday and strung it up this evening (though I could only find 3 black strings). Originally I was going to decoupage it but it took too long to dry. It still needs touch ups (and I ordered black tuners to replace the white ones) but I'm pleased with how it came out. I spent a lot of time trying to find an art song to fit the video. After much searching I realized last night I was just going to have to write a song myself. The idea for this song came to me in the shower this morning.
Thanks Rich for the inspiration- without Art Week this video would never have been made (and my project uke would still be unpainted). Thank you Berni (and all you other song writing Seasonistas) for giving me the confidence to actually sit down and write a song. And thanks to my husband who fashioned me a bridge (and who doesn't complain [too much] about my ukulele addiction).

http://youtu.be/s8sEozZdz-U

SailQwest
03-30-2014, 07:47 PM
My stagefright has been getting the best of me lately. Bleh. But this evening, with some help from my tech guy, I managed to get this video done of one of my favorite songs.

I'm playing it on my husband's dGBE Applause tenor, a big and slippery thing.


http://youtu.be/RLcIEPb6ofE

barefootgypsy
03-30-2014, 10:42 PM
My stagefright has been getting the best of me lately. Bleh. But this evening, with some help from my tech guy, I managed to get this video done of one of my favorite songs.

I'm playing it on my husband's dGBE Applause tenor, a big and slippery thing.


Well done, I love that song! You have a nice voice, keep going... the camera stage-fright is a weird thing, I know, but the more you try to do it, you conquer it in the end.... I think it has taken me two years, but I've got used to my webcam at last! I really enjoyed your rendition, well done again! :)

barefootgypsy
03-30-2014, 10:47 PM
This video took the entire week from start to finish. I started painting the uke on Monday and strung it up this evening (though I could only find 3 black strings). Originally I was going to decoupage it but it took too long to dry. It still needs touch ups (and I ordered black tuners to replace the white ones) but I'm pleased with how it came out. I spent a lot of time trying to find an art song to fit the video. After much searching I realized last night I was just going to have to write a song myself. The idea for this song came to me in the shower this morning.
Thanks Rich for the inspiration- without Art Week this video would never have been made (and my project uke would still be unpainted). Thank you Berni (and all you other song writing Seasonistas) for giving me the confidence to actually sit down and write a song. And thanks to my husband who fashioned me a bridge (and who doesn't complain [too much] about my ukulele addiction).

Wow Myrna you're such a star! What a great video! I'm so impressed with your creativity on this one!

barefootgypsy
03-30-2014, 10:51 PM
Well, I thought of "Vincent", I thought of "If" and I thought of "Art for Art's Sake" by 10cc but the clock never cooperated this week and I just couldn't fit anything in. I've just watched a couple of great videos though (above) and will catch some more later... it was a great theme!

UkeyDave
03-30-2014, 11:34 PM
I really tried hard to get another song in but I sat down to record and just kept messing up. I decided that its better for the safety of my ukes that I just go to bed LOL

Maybe I'll do it tomorrow anyhow and just post it elsewhere.
Oh Maria, your such a tease. Come on, I love your vids. ;-)

pabrizzer
03-31-2014, 12:21 AM
Charlie and I started work on this one on Tuesday. We did the artwork and worked on the song but didn't finish it until this evening.
It came from here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pxxye-X56w
And here is our picture and song modelled on the one in the original song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cpCAvt7xVU

Hippie Dribble
03-31-2014, 12:50 AM
Charlie and I started work on this one on Tuesday. We did the artwork and worked on the song but didn't finish it until this evening.
It came from here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pxxye-X56w
And here is our picture and song modelled on the one in the original song.

Best thing on the internet today. Beautiful and precious and um, I need to cry now..... :love:

Mim
03-31-2014, 02:50 AM
Charlie and I started work on this one on Tuesday. We did the artwork and worked on the song but didn't finish it until this evening.
It came from here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pxxye-X56w
And here is our picture and song modelled on the one in the original song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cpCAvt7xVU

That is so stinkin cute!!! Love it!!! Made me smile! A great start to the day!

RichM
03-31-2014, 03:20 AM
Thanks to all for a wonderful week! I hearby declare Week 110 closed for entries, and will begin the process of declaring prize winners from all of the wonderful performances this week. Enjoy week 111 with MattyDee!

mythinformed
03-31-2014, 03:31 AM
Charlie and I started work on this one on Tuesday. We did the artwork and worked on the song but didn't finish it until this evening.
It came from here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pxxye-X56w
And here is our picture and song modelled on the one in the original song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cpCAvt7xVU
Absolutely smashing job Pa and Cha ...........and its taught me how to draw a bit better too !! Lol

ChrisDeston821
03-31-2014, 06:49 AM
Gah, this is too awesome and snuck in just before the closing time ;)
I loved it Pa, great job.

pabrizzer
03-31-2014, 11:04 AM
Best thing on the internet today. Beautiful and precious and um, I need to cry now..... :love:


That is so stinkin cute!!! Love it!!! Made me smile! A great start to the day!


Absolutely smashing job Pa and Cha ...........and its taught me how to draw a bit better too !! Lol


Gah, this is too awesome and snuck in just before the closing time ;)
I loved it Pa, great job.

Thanks so much for these comments.
Charlie complained that drawing with a mouse is much harder than drawing with a pencil.
Her brother, Jacob, has a cameo 'appearance' with the "Look at that" comment.

dickadcock
03-31-2014, 11:26 AM
Best thing on the internet today. Beautiful and precious and um, I need to cry now..... :love:
Eugene ukulele said it: beautiful and precious !!!!

bonesigh
03-31-2014, 04:40 PM
Great song Myrna (; Funny how the shower is such an inspirational place, huh? I get a lot of ideas there too. There and in my dreams. Thanks for the wonderful song!

This video took the entire week from start to finish. I started painting the uke on Monday and strung it up this evening (though I could only find 3 black strings). Originally I was going to decoupage it but it took too long to dry. It still needs touch ups (and I ordered black tuners to replace the white ones) but I'm pleased with how it came out. I spent a lot of time trying to find an art song to fit the video. After much searching I realized last night I was just going to have to write a song myself. The idea for this song came to me in the shower this morning.
Thanks Rich for the inspiration- without Art Week this video would never have been made (and my project uke would still be unpainted). Thank you Berni (and all you other song writing Seasonistas) for giving me the confidence to actually sit down and write a song. And thanks to my husband who fashioned me a bridge (and who doesn't complain [too much] about my ukulele addiction).

http://youtu.be/s8sEozZdz-U

myrnaukelele
03-31-2014, 08:32 PM
Great song Myrna (; Funny how the shower is such an inspirational place, huh? I get a lot of ideas there too. There and in my dreams. Thanks for the wonderful song!
Oh thank you bonesigh. Yes, the muses sometimes come and inspire us in the oddest places...