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GinnyT11
04-19-2014, 02:29 PM
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"Deutschmarks or dollars...do you want to see me do the shimmy again?"
—Tina Turner, Private Dancer


The theme is MONEY—wanting it, getting it, having it, losing it.


Your options
1. A song with money/currency in the title (Sing a Song of Sixpence).

2. A song primarily about the situation of having money (If I Were a Rich Man) or not having money (Busted).

3. A song primarily about craving, gaining, spending, or losing money.
I'd like the lyrics to mention more than once the word money or cash (or slang like dough, folding stuff) or currency (or slang like quid, bucks).
>If your song choice has only a single passing mention of money, you can do better. Look further.
—Not sure about your choice? Please PM me in advance to check.—

(Oh, and I'd love to have songs in languages other than English!)


Guidelines for entries
1. Single take beginning to end, with ukulele front and center. Say it's for Season 114.

2. No multitracking or electronically boosted performances this week. If you and another Seasonista want to blend your two single tracks, go ahead. Tell me who gets counted for the entry.

3. One official entry per person. I will assume your first entry is your official one unless you tell me.

4. Maximum 4 bonuses, but they must be recorded this week. (Please skip posting videos of non-Seasonistas; links are fine.)

5. No videos posted before 12:01 am, Hawaii time, Sunday, April 20.
Season closes at 11:59:59 pm, Hawaii time, on Sunday, April 27.


Judging
I will choose a handful of winners based on adherence to theme and performance commitment.
Production values won't influence me, but whistling interludes might—I'm just sayin'.

The prize (the same for all) is a modest little something that will help your uke practice. You'll like it!


ENTRY PLAYLIST (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9BbtugDPwVPNcrqRdoDMmVd6OMfjwGS_)

BONUS PLAYLIST (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9BbtugDPwVPgR4fkb-an1zg0jbRBG1Pu)


EXTRA prize you can earn!
If you step up your level of commenting on videos, you'll receive a wonderful karmic reward!
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GinnyT11
04-19-2014, 02:30 PM
It takes only one entry in the Seasons to become a Seasonista!

If you've done that, please join this group to have a cool image on your profile page. http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/...hp?groupid=248
In the upper right, there's a drop-down menu called Group Tools, with an option to Join.

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And welcome, newbies! If you've been waiting to put your toe in with your first video, this is a great week to try it out!

CeeJay
04-19-2014, 05:21 PM
Hmm ...money..... I seem to remember money .......was it tuneful?......well , it may soon be ......Money,money,money...Can be funny ...In a rich mans .....whatever ...

I'm sorry ...I may be a little tiddly....no .........I'm a lot tiddly..Good Night:nana:

ukuleledaddy
04-19-2014, 05:23 PM
Nice theme Ginny! Lots of great choices. Hope I have time to get one in. There's a song I've wanted to do for a while which would be perfect.

Tootler
04-19-2014, 09:01 PM
Great theme but "No multitracking or electronically boosted performances this week."

I can see I'm going to suffer withdrawal symptons this week. :(

Oh well! It's back to basics. :music:

bird's eye view of my ukelele
04-19-2014, 09:11 PM
great theme ginny! i tried to guess last week what your theme might be, i came up with two ideas, and i was totally wrong on both! :cool:

ChrisDeston821
04-20-2014, 12:54 AM
The theme is MONEY—wanting it, getting it, having it, losing it.

My mind went crazy - Pink Floyd's Money, Macklemore's Thrift Shop, Kanye's Gold digger, Notorious' Mo Money Mo Problems.. But then


2. No multitracking or electronically boosted performances this week.

Back to the drawing board! Haha :) great theme Ginny

pabrizzer
04-20-2014, 01:06 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNxNQxP3NWQ

Had not heard this song till today but I do like most everything that Randy Newman does so when looking through songs with Money in the title I thought the Randy Newman ones (he had at leat two) would be ones that I liked and this one was one that appealed to me.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
04-20-2014, 01:42 AM
jumpin' in fast with this completely awesome song

free money by :bowdown: patti smith


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsKU-kI0Odk

xommen
04-20-2014, 02:29 AM
A song I've always liked that fit this weeks theme, Barenaked Ladies - If I had a million dollars.

http://youtu.be/xUmH18IIQpk

GinnyT11
04-20-2014, 03:59 AM
pabrizzer - It's Money That I Love - EXCELLENT song choice for the week, Brian! Fine rocking blues on the baritone, and your voice is so low in this that it makes it seem the songster's money-love is really profound and fundamental. So, does this guy in the song have many friends or hobbies?

bird's eye view of my uke - Free Money - Egad, Lynda—you're on FIRE here! You're rocking so much that you're moving around much more than usual. Terrific power strumming. Intense lyrics of a delirious dream that may be quite common, but I don't believe was in Lao Tzu's teachings. I especially liked the delicate ending bit. Super job, birdseye.

xommen - If I Had Million Dollars - This is a fine choice of song for this week, with lots and lots of money mentions. You brought an earnestness to it that makes me think this guy in the song really loves the sweetheart. I like when you get outside the U2 songbook.
(On a personal note, if he presented this idea of being rich to me—I'd buy you an ottoman or a Reliant car...we wouldn't have to eat Kraft dinners, but we would, with expensive ketchups—I think I'd pass.)

~dave~~wave~
04-20-2014, 05:44 AM
Some rocksteady era reggae from Larry Marshall.

There are a lots of money-oriented Jamaican songs, third world poverty will do that.
I'm hoping the reggae-istas come through this week with a few more.

The video is an Easter sunrise first take, had to cover the bed hair with a tam.
I was going to attempt a little whistling for Ginny, then right on cue at the second verse a cardinal flew over and sat in.







http://youtu.be/L8rFNt1sKcY

Cornfield
04-20-2014, 06:07 AM
http://youtu.be/k8jZaW7hosY

No hesitation this week. I know what song I want to do.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
04-20-2014, 07:54 AM
No hesitation this week. I know what song I want to do.
i felt just the same!

decaturcomp
04-20-2014, 08:19 AM
Dadgummit Lynda!
The season's just started and now its OVER?
One of your best here and that's sayin' something.


jumpin' in fast with this completely awesome song

free money by :bowdown: patti smith


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsKU-kI0Odk

elmann
04-20-2014, 08:24 AM
The season's just started and now its OVER?
Has it even started? It's now
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/usa/honolulu
7:24, and the season is starting in ca. 4 1/2 hour. Am I wrong?

GinnyT11
04-20-2014, 08:34 AM
Has it even started? It's now
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/usa/honolulu
7:24, and the season is starting in ca. 4 1/2 hour. Am I wrong?

elmann, Alan's joking about the excellence of Lynda's entry shutting out all the competitors.

I want, I must have an entry from you this week! And bonuses too. And something in German.

ukuleledaddy
04-20-2014, 08:43 AM
PROFANITY ALERT! I say the "S" word (and I don't mean Sean). Sorry to start your week with such foul language Ginny (and on Easter too!).
I've been wanting to give this a shot for a while, so here goes. Lawyers, Guns & Money by Warren Zevon.
Happy Easter everyone. Enjoy the bed head.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOVwCdQ1yU4

Concertina
04-20-2014, 09:04 AM
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EXTRA prize you can earn!
If you step up your level of commenting on videos, you'll receive a wonderful karmic reward!


Love this part! You guys are always so great with the comments. They always make me feel good!


I have two songs I want to do this week...It's a great theme!

GinnyT11
04-20-2014, 09:17 AM
Love this part! You guys are always so great with the comments. They always make me feel good!

Everyone loves to get comments! In a hectic week, it's hard to watch lots of other people's vids and say something about them, but each little comment is a warm drink of nectar to the recipient. Reciprocity is magic in this case.

GinnyT11
04-20-2014, 09:18 AM
~Dave~~Wave~ - Money Girl - I'm glad I made you do an unadorned song this week, Dave, so you could show off your acoustic picking chops. Your multitracks are so inventive, it's easy to forget that you can play like a rastaman on his back deck. I like the early-sun lighting and the kite tails blowing over your tam, and of course the cardinal backup singer. Ev'ryt'ing's irie!

John Sargent - Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? - Double hit on the entry rules—dime in the title, and about not having money. It's a mournful song and you had a sad quality in your voice, plus a change of dynamic when you talk about a dream. AND nice picking at the end!

ukuleledaddy - Lawyers, Guns and Money - Thanks for the warning, Sean; I hadn't heard that S word before. :~>
I like your strumming on this, particularly the little pauses. It's good to be alone when singing rock—you need to get the lyrics right out there. This goes in bonuses, as you requested.
I'm guessing you've already seen the movie the girls are watching downstairs...?

wee_ginga_yin
04-20-2014, 09:36 AM
A sing-a-long

TIMES ARE GETTING HARD, BOYS
(Trad.; arranged and expanded by Lee Hays)

Ti(C)mes are getting ha(Dm)rd, boys,
Mon(G)ey's getting sca(C)rce
If things don't get no bet(Dm)ter, boys,
Gon(G)na leave this pla(C)ce

Take my true love by the hand
Lead her thru the town.
Saying good-bye to everyone
Good-bye to everyone.

Take my bible from the bed
Shotgun from the wall
Take old Sal and hitch her up
The wagon for to haul.

Pile the chairs and beds up high
Let nothing drag the ground.
Sal can pull and we can push
We're bound to leave this town.

Made a crop a year ago
It withered to the ground
Tried to get some credit
But the banker turned me down

But I'm goin' to Californ-i-ay
Where everything is green
Goin' to have the best ole farm
That you have ever seen.


http://youtu.be/qL0MjjlXlRc

xommen
04-20-2014, 11:04 AM
I thought I would do a laid-back (literally) version of this song for you all, so Ginny can put something on the bonus list ;). This is Simply Red - Money's too tight to mention. If anybody is up for the task I would love to see a cover of Penniless (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SheUtYVritw) by Mike Love (I know I can not pull that off in any way, but I love that song).

http://youtu.be/gg8zNTQ3J1g

erivel
04-20-2014, 12:49 PM
I'm in Orlando, FL this week for a big family vacation. Brother Cave joins me on mandolin. This was the first song to come to mind when this week's theme was announced. I am only familiar with the Cyndi Lauper version. Here is our version, mistakes and all. Enjoy!


http://youtu.be/ufQiXIMa7Go

bird's eye view of my ukelele
04-20-2014, 01:32 PM
Dadgummit Lynda!
The season's just started and now its OVER?
One of your best here and that's sayin' something.
lol! thank you so much! i've said it a million times, but that never stops me saying anything again, so let me say again - I LOVE PATTI SMITH!!!!!!!!! so for - i think it was four minutes, give or take! - i just tried to be patti, and had an absolute blast with that song!

greenie44
04-20-2014, 01:59 PM
Well, like others, this was the first song that jumped into my head, and, dadgum it, not only did someone just post it, but it was erivel! My is uploading right now, so I will post it anyways, without hope of adding much to his (which I haven't listened to much). (That will teach me to go to Easter brunch before posting, but I would never want to prevent one of Eric's beauties from being posted.)

I did my best to whistle in this one, although I discovered that my whistling range is not as low as my singing range - I never even knew I had a whistling range. And since our gracious hostess specified no tricky stuff, I just headed into the close with no real idea of what I would end up doing. And some mistakes in this one too. I did add a little video extra effect at the end - hope that doesn't break the rules.

Hope you enjoy it.


http://youtu.be/7ZfF4y55t1c

GinnyT11
04-20-2014, 02:33 PM
wee_ginga_yin - Times Are Getting Hard, Boys - Rob, this is a great response to the #2 option of the challenge—there is no money there at all. The sepia tinting tells us this is way in the past. Your soulful singing makes it seem very bleak. I'm putting in on the bonus list because you've used reverb, which is not allowed under this week's guidelines. Please post something else soon for the week!

xommen - Money's Too Tight to Mention - Lots and lots and lots of mentions of money! Thanks for adding this to the week, in a completely different style for you.

erivel - Money Changes Everything - Top notch, Eric! This is an EXCELLENT use of your vacation time! You've had videos with your brother before, and his mandolin and backup singing in this one add a lot of depth to a fine performance. Nice vocals and subtle changes in the dynamic. I enjoyed this a lot. I also like that it's awash in mentions of money.

greenie44 - Money Changes Everything - Lauren Bacall's character in "Have and Have Not" says, "You know how to whistle, don't you? You just put your lips together and blow." You're now Humphrey Bogart, Rick!
Love those sliding chords on your uke, which sounds terrific. You look like you're having a great time there in your CD library, and since money changes everything, let's turn down that money, shall we?

I loved your money shower, Rick, which prompted me to think about renting a money machine for a Seasonistas fundraiser. Which size would be suitable? They're very popular!
http://www.money-machine-cash-cube.com/catalog.php
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CeeJay
04-20-2014, 03:19 PM
http://youtu.be/LlEEMVt67Gk

Attempt at a classic (well in the UK anyway) money orientated song ...roooint by some bugger stood behind the Ukulele trying to sing the various parts and pitches ...but we got something in the end ....I humbly give you 10cc's "Wall Street Shuffle"........

Jazzbanjorex
04-20-2014, 04:20 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTlNAsFk-og&feature=youtu.be

GinnyT11
04-20-2014, 04:50 PM
Ceejay - Wall Street Shuffle - There are several disparate parts to this, Chris, and you stand as a brave fighting uker among us in taking it on. This is a packed performance with nice fretting and some flashy fan strokes in there. You're quite adventurous, and you did well with it. Bravo for this contribution—it's a great addition to the songs for this theme!

jazzbanjorex - Pieces of Eight - I've expressed before how you seem to have the ability to play and sing nearly any musical style, and here's yet another one you can do: Styx, and at the top of your vocal range. Even your zigzag sock monkey has fainted with delight.
At first I thought this was going to be the theme song from the Hardy Boys' serial on the original Mickey Mouse Club: The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phWGcOOEPZY

GinnyT11
04-20-2014, 04:53 PM
Help me out here...word has it that Ukuleledaveey has come out badly from an altercation with a pickle jar, and his strumming hand might not be well enough for an entry this week.

I really want him to enter, but if he stops by, DON'T MENTION PICKLES!


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Jazzbanjorex
04-20-2014, 04:54 PM
jazzbanjorex - Pieces of Eight - I've expressed before how you seem to have the ability to play and sing nearly any musical style, and here's yet another one you can do: Styx, and at the top of your vocal range. Even your zigzag sock monkey has fainted with delight.
At first I thought this was going to be the theme song from the Hardy Boys' serial on the original Mickey Mouse Club: The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phWGcOOEPZY[/QUOTE]

I checked out the link. The first thing I thought was "Tony The Tiger". Maybe it could be my bonus song but I don't think I can pull off that voice.

rem50
04-20-2014, 05:24 PM
Jon,
that song was wonderful! Put it on your website so we can play it too! Great job!

ChrisDeston821
04-21-2014, 02:26 AM
JessGah decided she wanted in again this week since I chose a song with the chords she's been learning.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bupj82CKYTo

Jessie J's Price Tag with JessGah and her new Baritone Betty (with the blue and brown bow making it not a boy and so not Barry). Aha (:
Also included at the end is the take that almost made it but had one too many things mess up in it.

barefootgypsy
04-21-2014, 03:08 AM
Ginny, great theme, nice and broad, lovely...... I've been away for a few days and things are a bit tight but I'll try and come with something! Have a great week, y'all! :D

RAB11
04-21-2014, 03:58 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3hXNEupprs

Surprised this one's not been done yet. It's Money (That's What I Want), and it's been done by so many people I don't think my adding one more will hurt.

RAB11
04-21-2014, 04:20 AM
So I've been camping all weekend with my family (took the Dolphin of course) but we had to come home yesterday because my other half's starting a lucrative (for us) new job in a super market today (I know, I know, harsh that they start her on a Bank Holiday but with any luck she'll get time and a half). So I've got the flat to myself, I'm cooking a roast tonight for her parents and my mum, plus the flat's a tip, and I need to go to the shop to buy stuff for said roast, but of course what I'm actually going to spend most of the day on is Seasons vids. So here's my second. Live for the Day by Perfect Confusion. Chris, I promise I didn't steal JessGah's tapping technique. Just a cool coincidence.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdZKWDo4ues

GinnyT11
04-21-2014, 04:34 AM
eugene ukulele - I'm Saving Up All My Dimes for You - Jon, that was a sweet, poignant love song that sounds like it came from the 1920s. The silver lining leading to dimes line was quite good because back then in the US, dimes were still silver. I like the fairly slow pace on this, so that the picking in the middle—which is splendid—is very distinct and clear. Yet you change the dynamic at the end and let one line hang on a long note. A very appealing tune, both in your lyrics and your playing.

chrisdeston821 - Price Tag - Wow, JessGah's percussion and upstroking baritone line really add a lot of dimension to this fine performance. Chris, you did a thoughtful phrasing of the lyrics and some very nice picking at the end. Plus, you had a box of coins behind you, so you were totally in the money. You two play well together, so I hope to see more of your videos for bonuses.
(The "almost" version showed that you're cool enough to play through a mishap, but the performance didn't have the focus or energy of your actual entry.)

RAB11 - Money (That's What I Want) - Hey, you got a LOT out of that little bitty uke, Ryan! It might be a "ridiculously simple song," but you gave it a lot of style with your strumming pauses and especially your talking parts. Your vocal was low and growly, and I can imagine you in a smoky nightclub (a small one) singing that while waitresses take bourbon shots around to patrons who are nodding in agreement with your song.

RAB11 - Live for the Day - Not a cheery "focus on the moment" message here, Ryan. Your low voice and laid-back performance make this song seem like a last, futile message from a someone who has learned the hard way the real value of money, cars and diamonds. Cool tune for the bonus list.

Zaki
04-21-2014, 05:56 AM
Yay! Awesome theme! :) I'm gonna try to sing thrift shop! It was the first song that popped as soon as I read the title :D Wish me luck :)!

elmann
04-21-2014, 05:57 AM
Gosh, Ginny pushed me.
So I discovered, translated, and had real' a big bunch of fun while doing this. Only the sound out of my mortar bucket (against the wind), isn't sufficient. The translation didn't work one to one, but I found enough words for money to cover and to rhyme. Sung in German, I think a yiddish song: "Money's not important, but nice she must be":


http://youtu.be/rzc0ykGLntg

elmann
04-21-2014, 06:38 AM
And a bonus, another bucket sound, including some rhymeless moments ...


http://youtu.be/7s58j4lkyB0

bonesigh
04-21-2014, 07:41 AM
Really Eugene, I mean REALLY!! How are we gonna beat that. You are the man!

thanks for the week Ginny. your theme inspired me to write a little tune this morning. Happy Easter everyone. x


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g38Jjha6LMw&feature=youtu.be

Markwo
04-21-2014, 09:07 AM
Here is my contribution for the week. This is just my 3rd week and I think I've learned that it's probably best to memorize the song before recording it ...oh well. But I must say that it has been really nice to be encouraged from such a supportive and fun group of people! You are all awesome! Thanks!


http://youtu.be/i1F2no21q98

UkeyDave
04-21-2014, 09:28 AM
Here is my entry which I decided on immediately on reading Ginny's theme. I'm not surprised someone got there first but I don't think it really matters as its so different from the original. It will also probably be covered a few times this week by different folk.
Every so often a popular song comes along where I decide to try and give it a different flavour and tempo just to add a bit of my own signature onto it. So here is my (somewhat slower) arrangement of Price Tag.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74UQOGlEq_8

cua94
04-21-2014, 09:36 AM
I wanted to get this one in before anyone else does it. Due to a busy week I have to post early even though this song could have used a bit more practice. It is not perfect but at least I smiled in this take. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x63bB7bTgU&feature=youtu.be

ChrisDeston821
04-21-2014, 10:23 AM
I'm not surprised someone got there first but I don't think it really matters as its so different from the original. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74UQOGlEq_8

Enjoyed this Dave, I did a real slow version of it last night before JessGah decided to join in on the action. The whistled outro was a nice touch and I expect plenty more versions of this song before the week is out but I did ensure to knuckle down and get in first before someone else ;)

ThatNeilGuy
04-21-2014, 10:35 AM
The Money Song.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECnPwSImX40

I'm not going to win any of these contests with these videos, but it sure is fun...

UPDATE: The above comment was intended to be self-deprecating with an emphasis on how much fun it is to do these. I didn't join because I thought I might win something. I'm in it for the good times. And it really is good times. I am so grateful to have discovered the Seasons!

ThatNeilGuy
04-21-2014, 10:39 AM
thanks for the week Ginny. your theme inspired me to write a little tune this morning. Happy Easter everyone. x


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g38Jjha6LMw&feature=youtu.be

This is simply fantastic.

Joko
04-21-2014, 11:37 AM
Heelo my Seasonista friends! As a preface to this week's money themed video, I thought I'd share with you some interesting factoids about money here in my new home country, Myanmar. Myanmar money, as it were.

*First off, there are no coins here. You don't need a penny jar or a coin purse. They simply have no coins in circulation. They don't use them. The smallest paper currency bill is a the 50 Kyat note, which is worth about 5 cents (US). Yeah, I don't have a coin jar, but I'm finding I tend to strew spare 50 Kyat note here and there and everywhere.

*They don't have people on their money. Elephants, griffons, famous buildings and temples, plenty of those, but no dead presidents, war heroes or kings. No U Thant or Aung San on their bills here.

*Money is kept loosely in a money drawer... Sorting it in a cash drawer is an alien idea. Okay, this isn't entirely the case. City Mart, our most sophisticated supermarket here in Yangon, actually uses cash registers with places to put the bills in a drawer. City Mart Express, however, the convenience store mini-mart extension of the same company, nope. They have computerized cash registers with barcode scanners and the like, but when you give them your money, they open up a drawer with scores of banknotes just strewn about randomly. Money just in a random heap, like you'd not be surprised to see at a mom and pop operation. Here, even smaller supermarkets use the 'just throw it in a drawer' system.

*What would you do for a dollar? How about work hard all day. For a dollar. About 25% of the people here get by on an an income of a dollar a day or less. That's what we call poverty. Another 25% get by on under $2 per day. Half the country makes less per year than what an average first world person earns in a week.

*If you don't have a job, you make one up. People do things to make a living here we've never even heard of in the West. If you happen to score a bathroom scale, you can set yourself up on the street with it and be a weigh station. For 50 Kyats, you let people use it.

*Then there's the payphone operators. As I mentioned, there are no coins, and thus, there are no public payphones here... err... actually there are, but they need attendants. Cell phones are becoming more common, so this career is on the decline, but people here work as pay phone attendants. The landlords at my building do this. They've run a phone land line out from their flat to the street. There ain't that many landlines here and they are expensive to have put in. There's a corded phone on the desk out front, and if you need to make a call, they charge by the minute for you to use 'pay phone'.

I recorded my video this week on the shore of Inya Lake, not too far from my home hear in Yangon. Enventhough I waited until sunset so it might be a bit cooler, I still come to you in 36C (95F) heat and humidity which makes it feel like 105. It's the height of the hot season.

Drenched in sweat with the light fading, I found myself on the concourse of this lakeside park. So many people around! I knew it was a popular place for the locals to come and walk, chat and smooch, but my hopes of finding a quiet corner of the park to record a Seasons of the Ukulele video were dashed by the reality of the crowd and the timing. Heck with it. I just put the tripod up on the walkway, and started recording.


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

I know Ginny said no multi-tracking and wanted just one straight shot of the performer and uke. I broke both rules just a little bit because I couldn't figure any other way to get those important clapclapclapclap clap's into the song and I wanted ya'll to see the walkway from which I was playing.

GinnyT11
04-21-2014, 11:38 AM
elmann - Sheyn musse seyn - When will you open the Cafe Elmann? I want to be one of the first people to see your show. This is not the first time you have done a totally charming cabaret song, mein herr. You've got the beat going in your feet, but you're completely at ease sitting in your garden, like a boulevardier in retirement. This is delightful. Money doesn't matter and she can have quirks, but she must be cuddly, and just for me...

elmann - A Hole in My Pocket - Oh man, that 8-sting uke booms out! It is wonderful by itself, but it sometimes overwhelms your voice and I couldn't hear all the lyrics of this clever song. You've got a really nice rhythm going on the uke, but you're still at ease singing. I'm sure that means you did it in one take, right?

markwo - Soon Forget - Nice one, Mark! You played this well; I especially liked the toneless strums as a counter point. Your voice was well suited to it, too. I love the line about "clutching benjamins he won't let go."
I'm glad you've joined the Seasons, and I hope to see many more of your videos.

UkeyDave - Price Tag - First whistler this week! Thanks, Dave!
This is a very lovely, pensive version, made so by your gentle strumming and the acoustics in your room. Also because you're gazing out the window (perhaps thinking of your wrecked and ill-spent youth when you maybe did think life was about the money). I think playing while standing gives a song a bit more energy because you're more likely to move with something in the lyrics. Finally, I envy your ease for waiting patiently through an instrumental break. Really well done, sir.

cua94 - Can't Buy Me Love - I hoped we'd get this song this week. Liz, you are making great strides in your phrasing. In this song you made it mean more with some pauses and a little variation in the strum. When you look at the camera with a smile, a different singer comes out. (It's hard to memorize, I know, but the more you can look up, the more engaging is the performance.) Keep playing, keep posting videos.

ThatNeilGuy - The Money Song - Oh, I love me some Monty Python! This was a nice little music hall gem, Neil. Surprising and adorable on the blue dolphin, and perfect for the theme.
Don't worry about winning; it's about participating, as corny as that may sound. Besides, many Seasons have winners chosen by drawing (I won a kite and a t-shirt!). But we want your contributions whether you win or not.

ThatNeilGuy
04-21-2014, 11:44 AM
ThatNeilGuy - The Money Song - Oh, I love me some Monty Python! This was a nice little music hall gem, Neil. Surprising and adorable on the blue dolphin, and perfect for the theme.
Don't worry about winning; it's about participating, as corny as that may sound. Besides, many Seasons have winners chosen by drawing (I won a kite and a t-shirt!). But we want your contributions whether you win or not.

Just to be clear, I'm not here to win anything. I'm here to have a strummin' good time!

GinnyT11
04-21-2014, 11:57 AM
Joko - Take the Money and Run - Nice going, Joko. Your situation is quite unusual. You're making a big effort to play a lively song that I particularly like in oppressive humidity on a crowded byway to give us a glimpse of a world we don't know. So, I'm going to use my awesome mighty hosting power to grant you an exception to the no-multitracking guideline for your clapping insert. Clearly it was Inya, and ya had to let it out!



Seasonistas, please check to see that I've got your videos in the playlist.

decaturcomp
04-21-2014, 12:35 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrmZUiw7Y54

Here's the original poem the song was based on

Richard Cory
E.A. Robinson

Whenever Richard Cory went down town,
We people on the pavement looked at him:
He was a gentleman from sole to crown,
Clean favored, and imperially slim.

And he was always quietly arrayed,
And he was always human when he talked;
But still he fluttered pulses when he said,
"Good-morning," and he glittered when he walked.

And he was rich - yes, richer than a king -
And admirably schooled in every grace;
In fine we thought that he was everything
To make us wish that we were in his place.

So on we worked, and waited for the light,
And went without the meat, and cursed the bread;
And Richard Cory, one calm summer night,
Went home and put a bullet through his head.

elmann
04-21-2014, 12:51 PM
A Hole in My Pocket - Oh man, that 8-string uke...sometimes overwhelms your voice and I couldn't hear all the lyrics...
Two reasons:
First: 8-string noise - the teachest-substitution-bucket 66082 15 gal/20" high, 30 inch diameter, lies on a garden chair, with the cam in, helps to keep the wind off, but, as i heard too, focused the boom-boom of the 8-string,
Second: Lyrics ... oh, I murmured very much, and didn't recite the written lyrics. Sorry, the english lyrics are in the description of my french version, or here

lyrics deleted I will put the lyrics in the vid.

cua94
04-21-2014, 01:53 PM
Yes, I love participating too. I just need a reason to practice and getting a song as good as I can in a week. (occationally less)

cua94


The Money Song.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECnPwSImX40

I'm not going to win any of these contests with these videos, but it sure is fun...

UPDATE: The above comment was intended to be self-deprecating with an emphasis on how much fun it is to do these. I didn't join because I thought I might win something. I'm in it for the good times. And it really is good times. I am so grateful to have discovered the Seasons!

Joko
04-21-2014, 03:28 PM
::: So, I'm going to use my awesome mighty hosting power to grant you an exception to the no-multitracking guideline for your clapping insert. Clearly it was Inya, and ya had to let it out!::::

Thanks! I feel special. It was Inya... had to let it out. OMG, I haven't laughed that hard in a week.

TCK
04-21-2014, 03:48 PM
A few years ago, there was a two brother duo in Bromley (that is a burough of London) who spent their days busking.
I followed every video they ever posted.
Nothing made me feel better. They had something that AMAZED me...and made me want to dance in the streets.
They are a huge part of why I am here.
This is their song Money. Go look at the Dualers on Youtube if you get a chance- I promise you will smile.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0EjOQHIgdI&feature=youtu.be

GinnyT11
04-21-2014, 04:31 PM
decaturcomp - Richard Cory - Gentle light picking and excellent control of the dynamic on this song. You've used a light hand in this cautionary tale of the deadening, joy-devouring, soul-destroying state of having an excess of money and no meaning to life, compared to the relative spiritual freedom and supportive camaraderie of grinding working poverty. This could be used in a graduate philosophy class. :)


TCK - Money - This is a rockin' fine performance, which I deem to be in your top 10%, Dave. You're standing up, after a vacation, and you've got wonder-working power charging through this song. I especially like the change in dynamic after the introductory lines. I am totally believing the lyrics you're singing. Because you're moving up and back and around the camera frame, it's interesting to watch, too. I played it, and immediately played it again. It's a song for your Cloverdale Greatest Hits album.

UkeCan1
04-21-2014, 05:28 PM
Everyone loves to get comments! In a hectic week, it's hard to watch lots of other people's vids and say something about them, but each little comment is a warm drink of nectar to the recipient. Reciprocity is magic in this case.

I can already see how many more comments we are getting on the early videos ... great call, Ginny! Last week, for the first time ever, I watched every single video, from beginning to end, and commented on every single one. It's going to be a challenge to keep up that level of participation, let alone "up" it, but that was the most fun I have had in any Season yet, and that was a big part of why. So I'm gonna do what I can to keep up. You all are rockin' it already. This community just awes me. You are all amazing.

If anyone out there is lurking, thinking, "Oh no, not me!" .... yes, you! Especially you. Now go on and make us a video. We already love you. You don't need to prove anything to us. Let us prove it to you! Come play with us, however you do ... you will be so happy you did. This is the week to do it, because you are going to get even more supportive comments than ever.

buc mcmaster
04-21-2014, 06:26 PM
This is pretty cool! I'm a bit of a newbie here, on unfamiliar ground so to speak........can anybody play? :confused:

GinnyT11
04-21-2014, 06:31 PM
This is pretty cool! I'm a bit of a newbie here, on unfamiliar ground so to speak........can anybody play? :confused:

buc, all you have to do is play a song that matches the theme for the week. The guidelines change too, according to the preference of the volunteer host that week. You might want to read all the way through another Season to see how it begins and ends.

Send me a PM if you have questions.

GinnyT11
04-21-2014, 06:33 PM
Just to be clear, I'm not here to win anything. I'm here to have a strummin' good time!

Neil, that was clear, for sure. We often joke about winning or not.
I love your natty attire for your song.

librainian
04-21-2014, 06:37 PM
This is pretty cool! I'm a bit of a newbie here, on unfamiliar ground so to speak........can anybody play? :confused:

Bring it Buc!! Particularly if you bring it on that poinsettia Gibson. I would kill... Sumptin' to hear a song on it.

TCK
04-21-2014, 06:55 PM
This is blank because I messed it all up

TCK
04-21-2014, 06:55 PM
TCK - Money - This is a rockin' fine performance, which I deem to be in your top 10%, Dave. You're standing up, after a vacation, and you've got wonder-working power charging through this song. I especially like the change in dynamic after the introductory lines. I am totally believing the lyrics you're singing. Because you're moving up and back and around the camera frame, it's interesting to watch, too. I played it, and immediately played it again. It's a song for your Cloverdale Greatest Hits album.
I always put a little bit more into songs for your seasons Ginny...because you put so much into your comments. Thank you for that. I am glad you liked my first offering. Great smiles here.

Thanks for introducing us to these guys Dave. Fantastic singin and playin mate, totally kicked ass. Jaw is aching from smiling three times through end on end. The whole vibe of this is just perfect. From go to whoa it's just a healthy dose of pure joy.
And this...smiles abound over here. So glad you liked it mate- thanks for watching.

lelouden
04-21-2014, 08:33 PM
This is pretty cool! I'm a bit of a newbie here, on unfamiliar ground so to speak........can anybody play? :confused:

The answer is YES Buc. I saw you over on links and vids and you would have a great time here as well. If you haven't already read this (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?75049-Your-invitation-to-the-Seasons-of-the-Ukulele!) it is helpful to get you started. Then read Ginny's rules for this week and you are good to go:) Looking forward to it!

pabrizzer
04-22-2014, 02:25 AM
I want it Now - bonus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDiPykm-U_A
original

bonesigh
04-22-2014, 02:45 AM
My little offering for the week. Lovin' the videos so far and it sound as if we are going to have at least one more Seasonista join us. Welcome Buc. Can't wait to see what you bring (:

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

GinnyT11
04-22-2014, 04:26 AM
This is blank because I messed it all up

Just FYI, Dave, you can delete a post you made by going to the edit function. I think the delete is a two-step action. I can't tell you how often I have messed it all up.

UkeyDave
04-22-2014, 04:34 AM
This is blank because I messed it all up
This is quite possibly the funniest comment I've ever seen on here. lol

krabbers
04-22-2014, 04:40 AM
Thanks for the message ginny, i might try and get one done tonight at unplugthewood if not will do one tomorrow morning....promise

wee_ginga_yin
04-22-2014, 05:25 AM
Another sing-a-long.




C
Cdim
D7
G7



You make
time, and you
make love
dandy,





C
Cdim
D7
G7



You make
swell mo
lasses
candy,





C
C7
F
Fm



But,
honey, are you
makin' any
money,





C
G7
C


That's
all I
want to
know!






C
Cdim
D7
G7



You make
fun, and you
couldn't make
trouble,





C
Cdim
D7
G7



make mis
takes, say,
that goes
double,





C
C7
F
Fm



But,
honey, are you
makin' any
money,





C
G7
C


That's
all I
want to
know!






Am
E7
Am
E7



You make
dates and
you make
trains,





Am
E7
Am



I can't get
that through my
head.





D7


It's a
cinch, in a pinch, you could make breakfast,





G7



Even make the bed.







C
Cdim
D7
G7



You make
sauce for
my lin
quini,





C
Cdim
D7
G7



You sure
make a
mean mar
tini,





C
C7
F
Fm



But,
honey, are you
makin' any
money,





C
G7
C


That's
all I
want to
know!






C
Cdim
D7
G7



You make
good when you
make a
promise,





C
Cdim
D7
G7



No, I'm
not a
Doubting
Thomas,





C
C7
F
Fm



But,
honey, are you
makin' any
money,





C
G7
C


That's
all I
want to
know!






http://youtu.be/-uLZGJ6wm4s

Dougf
04-22-2014, 06:10 AM
Here's a classic minor 12-bar blues, I think wee-ginga did this just a couple seasons ago, here's my take on it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTFTr6jqXRg

CeeJay
04-22-2014, 06:13 AM
http://youtu.be/88Qf-9VtwEM

Banjolele Bonus ...and I 'm stood up ...

Jarv

frisbee fred
04-22-2014, 07:31 AM
Great minds. I just did Nobody Knows You using Ginny's one-take rule and see that my good friend CeeJay did a great version of the same song on the Banjolele (have to get one of those).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E08L5qZMpb8&feature=youtu.be

Markwo
04-22-2014, 08:57 AM
A few years ago, there was a two brother duo in Bromley (that is a burough of London) who spent their days busking.
I followed every video they ever posted.
Nothing made me feel better. They had something that AMAZED me...and made me want to dance in the streets.
They are a huge part of why I am here.
This is their song Money. Go look at the Dualers on Youtube if you get a chance- I promise you will smile.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0EjOQHIgdI&feature=youtu.be
This was just an awesome performance! I loved the intro too.

RAB11
04-22-2014, 09:05 AM
Right, woke up this morning ans wondered if this song would be even remotely playable. Turns out it's relatively simple if you take out all the little embellishments Knopfler adds to it. Not sure if playing through a distortion pedal is allowed Ginny but it's not my entry anyway, gonna keep that with "That's What I Want".

Hope you all enjoy:


http://youtu.be/Az_-N5fdIYk

GinnyT11
04-22-2014, 09:56 AM
pabrizzer - I Want It Now - A cool original song, Brian. Very low and growly, though it represents a spoiled child's style of give-me, buy-me, take-me, bring-me cravings. Alas, we have swaths of people in America who are like this.
I challenge to write another song about money this week that answers a person who thinks like that superficial songster does. Something you'd sing with Cha.


bonesigh - Mountains of Things - That's a cute uke and a nice job on this contribution, Janet. I liked the strumming changes and toneless strums for highlights. You were really thinking about what you were singing; the vocal was quite good.
You know there are reality shows about people with "mountains of things." They need psychological help to clean out their houses.


wee_ginga_yin - Are You Making Any Money? - Hey, this is cool, Rob. I liked it a lot, except for the implicit meaning that you're worthless unless you're bringing home a paycheck. Maybe it's enough to have an eBay store. Apart from that, I liked the tempo and your natural voice. Thanks much for the entry.

GinnyT11
04-22-2014, 10:34 AM
Dougf - Why Don't You Do It Right? - I feel like I'm sitting in Bobby Short's jazz lounge, with Doug in a fish shirt singing a cover of the luscious Jessica Rabbit's song. A Season is a carousel of images!
Great styling on that Frink uke (what number is it?)! You've claimed that style and you make it look much easier than it is. It takes some doing to achieve that complex chording and hip, surprising upstrokes to arrive at an elegantly sexy song. That's why it's so cool that you're a regular Seasonista.


Ceejay - Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out - Boy, that has quite a different mood on the banjo. My fave version is by the excellent Bluesista, Alberta Hunter, but your take on it is as a cheery music hall tune, which is nice too. A nice change-up for you, Chris.


Frisbee Fred - Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out - Oh, Fred, you charm me with your sweet shout-out to me! Thank you kindly, sir, and thank you again.
I like your slow, even strumming on this, and your low voice helps the songster seem more unfortunate. It seems you're at work, so you're not really down and out, are you? You probably have a full bottle of maple syrup in your pantry, too.


RAB11 - Money for Nothing - (Dosh for Nowt, ha!) Yep, the electronic boosting is not allowed for entries this week. This is a good title for the bonus list. I'll say that I prefer the two acoustic songs you've already done for performances; there was more vocal and strumming variety in them.

we tigers
04-22-2014, 11:40 AM
It's been a few weeks since we participated but we're back this week with a special treat: Saskia is playing the ukulele! Woohoo! Finally a proper Seasonista!
Last time we entered a Season we played a song by Nora Orlandi, one of the great Italian composers from the sixties. This time we stayed in that scene, but went for the Maestro himself, Ennio Morricone. Here's his theme for one of Michael's favorite "Spaghetti Westerns" For a Few Dollars More, properly butchered by us :p


http://youtu.be/tZ-99l3UNL0

mythinformed
04-22-2014, 11:48 AM
My fave version is by the excellent Bluesista, Alberta Hunter
Just checked it out, its a great version Ginny. I prefer Eric Claptons laid back blues version personally.
If I can get my recording set up going in time I wouldn't mind giving a bash.

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
04-22-2014, 12:04 PM
Here's mine. Early in the week this time, I found this song on Sunday, never having heard it before.
Pete Seeger's Empty Pockets blues. it is a bit odd in that although it is given that title, Pete Seeger doesn't sing those words. I used the short and sweet Seeger version although I also found and played a longer version which I might also upload, but not tonight as it takes an age to upload anything :^(

Why is this a notable performance for me? firstly I have introduce it which I never have done before [I don't think] and perhaps more importantly, I played a B7 !!! Normally I have shied away from any tune with a B chord and also I whistled, which is a first in a performance.


http://youtu.be/E0EdTdlAZDw

Please feel free to leave constructive criticism, after all it's the only way that I'll improve.

edit -- Actually the B7 is in the longer version, so I'll upload that as well.

bluesuke
04-22-2014, 12:05 PM
It's been a few weeks since we participated but we're back this week with a special treat: Saskia is playing the ukulele! Woohoo! Finally a proper Seasonista!
Last time we entered a Season we played a song by Nora Orlandi, one of the great Italian composers from the sixties. This time we stayed in that scene, but went for the Maestro himself, Ennio Morricone. Here's his theme for one of Michael's favorite "Spaghetti Westerns" For a Few Dollars More, properly butchered by us :p


http://youtu.be/tZ-99l3UNL0


Bravo!! :cheers:

GinnyT11
04-22-2014, 12:21 PM
It's been a few weeks since we participated but we're back this week with a special treat: Saskia is playing the ukulele! Woohoo! Finally a proper Seasonista!Here's his theme for one of Michael's favorite "Spaghetti Westerns" For a Few Dollars More, properly butchered by us :p


http://youtu.be/tZ-99l3UNL0


we tigers - For a Few Dollars More - I think I'm going to have to send you to the principal because you are NOT taking your study of uke seriously enough! Whistling is not something to laugh at! The next thing we'll see is one of you texting during a video.
Quite a clever choice for the theme, tigers. It's just super to see Saskia playing uke, and on a lovely Kanilea too—one that used to live at our house!

peewee
04-22-2014, 12:31 PM
Following up that fabulous Morricone is a mistake, I know, but here goes:

A classic American Money song: Brother, Can You Spare A Dime
I forgot to whistle..and I had a hard time figuring out an instrumental break, so I just skipped it..
There are a number of semi-contradictory chord charts out there, as well as lots of sheet music in Eb (yikes) so I muddled through as best I could.
I encourage the Eugenes and Dougfs and other American Songbook specialists to have a crack at this one, think of this as a rough sketch

http://youtu.be/95YrQ0gVBKM


http://youtu.be/95YrQ0gVBKM

Markwo
04-22-2014, 12:31 PM
So I thought of an old song I wanted to learn so here is my 2nd vid for the week. Not a great solo but I didn't feel like recording the whole song over again. Tell me what you think.

http://youtu.be/dcHOZrFKqA8

GinnyT11
04-22-2014, 12:58 PM
lumpywafflesquirt - Empty Pocket Blues - First, bravo for the whistling interlude, Robin! This is a nice little tune, just right for the Season. You asked for specific criticism: I like your little nook there for recording. The song would come alive more if you were able to make some interaction with the camera. It would make you think a little more about the words you're saying rather than the strums you're trying to keep even. Place the lyrics (on paper, maybe) close to the camera so your eyes can dart to it (and thereby us) at intervals.
I think that a soprano uke is not the ideal instrument to play serious blues and if you want to do more of that, you may wish to get a tenor. Brian (pabrizzer) is really good at playing blues, which you can see in his videos. If he's available, he might advise you about how to get a blues rhythm into your song so it would would have more a sense of misery to it. Alan (decaturcomp) is also a good resource.
Now please do a bonus song.


Peewee - Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? - Fine, slow pick-strum on this sad, sad song. The chords you ended up with certainly portrayed the tone of the song; I wonder which direction the other song sheets went in. A bit more lugubriousness would not have gone amiss. I liked the dime at the beginning.


markwo - If Teardrops Were Pennies - Mark, this is a fine entry for you. You are doing great on that banjolele, which suits the song very well. Your strum is smooth and even, and you did a good job on the picking interlude. Never wonder if you can play in front of a crowd, because you can...we're clapping out here. You keep coming back, you hear? Four bonuses allowed this week.
BTW, I love the Bert&Ernie "by Picasso" picture!

decaturcomp
04-22-2014, 01:50 PM
season 114 not 214...shows what happens when i try to be as hep as TCK....#decaturcompfail
couldn't find these lyrics or chords anywhere so this is transcribed from sid selvidge's record

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD6OCYlkc9E

TCK
04-22-2014, 03:32 PM
This song is unpleasant, but as I have read and understand the rules, we can do a song about being skint, broke and or poor as well. This song is not any of that...more a tribute to the "haves" and their disdain and contempt for the "have-nots". Hope it is OK, it got stuck in my head and would not leave me alone (and we know how that goes).
If it is really fodder for the island-I will move it along.
The very mention of the bands name sends most people even a few years older than I am into a frenzy, but that is punk rock. I only say that as a warning for everyone.
Kill The Poor- Dead Kennedys. All Cloverdaled up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b65pRkpTnGw&feature=youtu.be

lelouden
04-22-2014, 03:35 PM
Here's My entry Ginny. Dedicated to you!

OLD LADY RAP ALERT!

Billionaire~

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

buc mcmaster
04-22-2014, 04:04 PM
And so....... In my eagerness to join the fun as a Seasonista I hurriedly learned this tune and did my best to get the video shot before the sun sank in the west for the day........still came out a bit grainy in the low light......


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrITSC_HAYs&list=UU3tT5jzCvMj17IIpw3oVL9w

Am I a Seasonista now?

CeeJay
04-22-2014, 04:12 PM
Season 114 and a step too far ...
Joe Bonamassa..he done nothing to deserve this ...Ukulele travesty of one
of his excellent songs ....still...here goes


http://youtu.be/2BRGls1-AKk

There's a good bit...at the end...in fact it IS the end...that's the best bit ....

GinnyT11
04-22-2014, 04:59 PM
And so....... In my eagerness to join the fun as a Seasonista I hurriedly learned this tune and did my best to get the video shot before the sun sank in the west for the day........still came out a bit grainy in the low light......


Am I a Seasonista now?

You are indeed, Buc! Open the net of balloons! A brand-new Seasonista!
This week you're allowed 4 bonus songs, so fire up your googler and find a few more titles.

More later on your charming song, but it's great to have you here!

Concertina
04-22-2014, 05:29 PM
Think I'm actually caught up for once!

Got a bit of a cold...hoping it will go away before this weekend so I can record.

erivel
04-22-2014, 06:41 PM
We took a break from theme parks today, so had a little time to learn and record this bonus for you. Wish we had more time to practice it though. Enjoy! :)


http://youtu.be/c7ixby27nYI

Markwo
04-22-2014, 07:06 PM
We took a break from theme parks today, so had a little time to learn and record this bonus for you. Wish we had more time to practice it though. Enjoy! :)


http://youtu.be/c7ixby27nYI

Eric, you guys needed no more time for practice! This is my favorite Beatles song and you nailed it!

btw- I hope u are having fun in my town. If you are at the magic kingdom tomorrow afternoon, I might see u there!

erivel
04-22-2014, 07:17 PM
Eric, you guys needed no more time for practice! This is my favorite Beatles song and you nailed it!

btw- I hope u are having fun in my town. If you are at the magic kingdom tomorrow afternoon, I might see u there!

Thanks man! We're having a blast here in Orlando. We'll be at Lego Land tomorrow for my nephew's birthday. Possibly Magic Kingdom on Friday. Have fun there!

peewee
04-22-2014, 07:55 PM
Once again, following a brilliant entry by Eric and Bro. You guys are phenomenal.

I guess this is a bonus

here's an old bawdy song I dug up on traditionalmusic.co.uk

It's offensive in lots of ways, and repetitive and sophomoric, proving the universality of these musical qualities.
It mentions jailhouse homosexuality, abortion, prostitution, contraception, lots of pimping, gambling, and a little stripping too.

I cherry picked verses from various versions, and skipped a few that I didn't get. It's still way too long for any sober person to sit through...

http://www.odps.org/glossword/index.php?a=term&d=5&t=119

http://youtu.be/iIZGn7zDbUo


http://youtu.be/iIZGn7zDbUo

bird's eye view of my ukelele
04-22-2014, 08:18 PM
OLD LADY RAP ALERT!
lol!

and... blah blah blah for word count

lelouden
04-22-2014, 08:43 PM
OLD LADY RAP ALERT!


lol!

Hey us Old Ladies can use all the help we can get. Ginny's rule made me look old and sound old so here is my newer fresher version of the same song! Sorry Ginny. I just had to.:cheers:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3xWaL89qe4&feature=youtu.be

Now didn't that take ten years off?! :biglaugh:

bird's eye view of my ukelele
04-22-2014, 10:53 PM
linda i think it's cheating to get some 12 year old kid to appear in your videos

RAB11
04-22-2014, 11:05 PM
Here's My entry Ginny. Dedicated to you!

That was fantastic Linda!

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
04-22-2014, 11:12 PM
lumpywafflesquirt - Empty Pocket Blues - First, bravo for the whistling interlude, Robin! This is a nice little tune, just right for the Season. You asked for specific criticism: I like your little nook there for recording. The song would come alive more if you were able to make some interaction with the camera. It would make you think a little more about the words you're saying rather than the strums you're trying to keep even. Place the lyrics (on paper, maybe) close to the camera so your eyes can dart to it (and thereby us) at intervals.
I think that a soprano uke is not the ideal instrument to play serious blues and if you want to do more of that, you may wish to get a tenor. Brian (pabrizzer) is really good at playing blues, which you can see in his videos. If he's available, he might advise you about how to get a blues rhythm into your song so it would would have more a sense of misery to it. Alan (decaturcomp) is also a good resource.
Now please do a bonus song.



Guilty as charged, will try to work on your comments.
I like the soprano too much to change to a different uke though.

Bonus!!! Not sure if I'll have time for that, as I am practising some other stuff for a duet at an open mic on Sunday, but I will try to get video of that.

decaturcomp
04-23-2014, 01:18 AM
How completely AWESOME>
S'cuse me while I clear my throat and sing along with these awesome rhymes with which you dropp't the knowledge!


Rap lyrics~
Yeah Ginny put the call out asking people for money
I thought it was a joke, never have cash on me honey.
Not a nickel, not a dime, or a quarter is mine
And I wish I had some cash and a dollar would be fine
and Im wait for my rainbow and a pot of gold
So G-G-G-G-G-G- Ginny, can I be so bold
I'd like a Martin and a Fender and Fluke and a Flea
So I can play like Shimabukuro and Brudda IZ
I'd play the upstrum and the downstrum and the mute and the chunk
I'd play it every single day until it didn't sound like junk
Give me a concert and a tenor and a baritone
and I'd practice my E chord till it really shone.


Here's My entry Ginny. Dedicated to you!

OLD LADY RAP ALERT!

Billionaire~

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

decaturcomp
04-23-2014, 01:29 AM
HAHAHHAHA!!!
Just
Exactly
Perfect
(that'll be two bit for the endorsement, please squire!!)


Once again, following a brilliant entry by Eric and Bro. You guys are phenomenal.

I guess this is a bonus

here's an old bawdy song I dug up on traditionalmusic.co.uk

It's offensive in lots of ways, and repetitive and sophomoric, proving the universality of these musical qualities.
It mentions jailhouse homosexuality, abortion, prostitution, contraception, lots of pimping, gambling, and a little stripping too.

I cherry picked verses from various versions, and skipped a few that I didn't get. It's still way too long for any sober person to sit through...

http://www.odps.org/glossword/index.php?a=term&d=5&t=119

http://youtu.be/iIZGn7zDbUo


http://youtu.be/iIZGn7zDbUo

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
04-23-2014, 03:08 AM
here's the longer version of Empty Pockets blues, with the B7. :^)

I recorded this in the same session as the short version already posted so had not had the feedback to work on.


http://youtu.be/1m9s3IzPTxA

GinnyT11
04-23-2014, 03:23 AM
decaturcomp - Rollin' in Clover - I love this, Alan! It's got a surprisingly perky tempo for wishing one's whole life had been different and easier. So it's a song of regret, but it's not true blues. Blues-grass. This is excellent, captivating picking, and the whine in your voice is really well suited to the song. Richard Cory is well executed, but let me know if you want this to be your entry.


TCK - Kill the Poor - Beautifully done, Dave. It's a shocking song, but the shock is that it shines a light on dark and genuine thoughts. It seems like that's the attitude of legislators here in North Carolina. (A ranting letter to the governor is on my to-do list.) A great number for the bonus list.


lelouden - I Wanna Be a Billionaire - Wait a minute, let me get my socks back on because Linda, you just knocked them off! That is a dazzling performance—a new style for you and funny lyrics that you wrote for the week. (I bow with my hand on my heart that you adapted that for me.)
Holy smoke, you are a Seasonista marvel out there in the Great Southwest!

Your second version is the one that should appear on your album. You also brought to it a bit more fun, a metaphorical sly grin, if you will. Your adaptation of the song is awesome and I love BOTH versions!

Jazzbanjorex
04-23-2014, 03:33 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0bc9MTZGGE&feature=youtu.be

CTurner
04-23-2014, 04:13 AM
And so....... In my eagerness to join the fun as a Seasonista I hurriedly learned this tune and did my best to get the video shot before the sun sank in the west for the day........still came out a bit grainy in the low light......


Am I a Seasonista now?

Absolutely you are! Well done buc and Welcome!

CTurner
04-23-2014, 04:14 AM
Thanks man! We're having a blast here in Orlando. We'll be at Lego Land tomorrow for my nephew's birthday. Possibly Magic Kingdom on Friday. Have fun there!

Great rendition, Eric! Legoland-----how cool is that!?

CTurner
04-23-2014, 04:17 AM
[QUOTE=decaturcomp;1512798]season 114 not 214...shows what happens when i try to be as hep as TCK....#decaturcompfail
couldn't find these lyrics or chords anywhere so this is transcribed from sid selvidge's record

Love all yer pickin' and strummin' and a playin', Alan. Love the pace of this one.

GinnyT11
04-23-2014, 04:20 AM
Buc McMaster - Pennies from Heaven - Thank goodness you didn't wait any longer to dive into the Season, Buc. This is a delight that makes me do a little dance here in my chair. love your ease in playing and the elegant phrasing in your singing. I hope you'll get some bonuses in this week( up to 4); we want to hear more of your playing!


Ceejay - If Heartaches Were Nickels - This is a mournful song, and your slow, simple picking puts the focus on the lyrics. When you're strumming, I like the changes in dynamic in both singing and strumming. Nice picking section and flutter at the end. (Your performance would seem sharper if you make a clear delineation of the ending the song---e.g., stopping the strings and looking at the camera [us]---and then putting the uke away.) Another bonus song, please.


erivel - You Never Give Me Your Money - Awesome performance! You two together are fantastic. Your brother is just great on the mandolin and is just right on backing vocals. I think John L. would be smiling at this and strumming a little air guitar. (BTW, do you know if the Beatles ever recorded in a hotel bathroom?)


Peewee - My God How the Money Rolls In - A gem of anti-correctness you found here! I suspect that the people who generally sing this have had more than one tankard of ale and don't care how long it goes on.

Lumpy Wafflesquirt - Empty Pocket Blues, version 2 - Good on you, Robin, for working on the hard chords. The only way to mastery is to work on them. If Bb is hard for you, practice something with lots of Bbs in it, like I'm Into Something Good. Then one day you notice that your fingers fit on that chord perfectly.


Seasonistas, Lumpy made this interactive Seasonista map. Are you on it? http://tinyurl.com/qb7zk8z

krabbers
04-23-2014, 04:46 AM
as promised

http://youtu.be/h5ZKsI9Ac7Y

Tootler
04-23-2014, 04:57 AM
I'm going back to folky stuff this week. I have three songs recorded and this one has money in the title and paying money is mentioned in every verse so it can be my entry.

The song as recorded here, started out as a Broadside from about 1840 and it needed a tune so I wrote one. I sung it through a few times and I felt it needed updating to reflect the early 21st century. So what has finally emerged is something that is largely self-penned.


http://youtu.be/1QjbXeOGgwA

Oops! Nearly forgot, here are the lyrics which are also in You Tube

Of [D] friendship [A] I have [D] heard much [A] talk,
But [D] you'll find [G] in the [D] end
That [G] if di[A]stressed at [D] any time,
Then money [A] is your [D] friend

Chorus
[A] Money [G] is your [D] friend.
Yes, money [A] is your [D] friend
O! [G] is it [A] not? Pray [D] tell me now
Yes, money [A] is your [D] friend

If you want a roof over your head
Then you must pay the rent
And so, for a happy home
Money is your friend. Cho.

In winter when it's sleet and snow,
On heating you depend
So to pay your energy bill
Money is your friend. Cho.

If you must go on holiday
Or just to see a friend
Then you must pay for fuel or fares
And money is your friend. Cho.

Then let me have a solvent bank
On it I do depend
For all necessities of life
Dear, money is your friend. Cho.

buc mcmaster
04-23-2014, 04:59 AM
So I thought of an old song I wanted to learn so here is my 2nd vid for the week. Not a great solo but I didn't feel like recording the whole song over again. Tell me what you think.

Dude! I think your vocal tone and phrasing sound a lot like John Prine! Well done, sir!

GinnyT11
04-23-2014, 05:54 AM
Jazzbanjorex - Forever in Blue Jeans - Quite a special Rexified cover of Neil! Great strum variety to mix things up, both the quick bits and the fan stroke. Yet your vocal was smooth and romantic. You're a song stylist and this is a bonus of excellent proportions!


krabbers - Too Many Horses - Ai yi yi, Mike—that is a sensational number! You drank a lot of take-home pay. I love it that you re-recorded this original song for this week, AND showed us how we can play like you. Well, maybe not quite like you because you're a unique uker. Oh please, play for us some more this week, Unique Ukerman!


Tootler - Money Is Your Friend - What a friend we have in hard cash, no? And with your friend Money you can buy a round at the pub and more "friends" will gather 'round. Nice timeless find from the 19th century, Geoff.

Tootler
04-23-2014, 05:59 AM
Here is my second video for this week and first bonus.

The song is a traditional song from England and dates originally from the late eighteenth century. It exists in several variants and seems to have been widespread in England and has also been collected in Canada and, believe it or not, Tristan da Cunha (at least according to one of my folk song books).


http://youtu.be/6z7Pp5Il7bQ

Lyrics and chords



It's [D]of a rich [G]farmer in [D]Cheshire,
To the [G]market his [Em] daughter would [A]go,
Not [G]thinking that any would [D]harm her,
She'd [A7]often been that way be[D]fore.

She was met by a rusty highwayman,
Who caused the young damsel to stand.
"Your money and clothes now deliver
Or else your sweet life is at hand."

He stripped this fair damsel stark naked,
And gave her his bridle to hold,
And there she stood shivering and shaking,
Near starved unto death with the cold.

She put her left foot in the stirrup,
And mounted his horse like a man;
Over hedges and ditches she galloped,
Crying, "Catch me, bold rogue, if you can."

She rode over hedges and ditches
And places she knew very well
She left him with a parcel of farthings
The sum of five shillings to tell

The bold rogue he soon followed after,
Which caused him to puff and to blow.
But the highwayman never could catch her,
Till she came to her own father's door.

"Oh daughter! dear daughter! what's happened?"
"Oh father! to you I will tell;
I was met by a rusty highwayman,
Thank God! I am here and I'm well."

"Put the grey mare in the stable,
And spread a white sheet on the ground."
They searched the highwayman's portmanteau,
And counted out five thousand pounds.

Dear daughter this is a good portion
And I will give you five hundred more
I think that will be a good portion
To keep the old wolf from the door.


I have a third ready which I'll post later this evening. I was planning to spread them out more but It's my granddaughter's birthday tomorrow and we're off to London on Friday for her party on Saturday.

I'll be back on Sunday ready for Season 115.

mythinformed
04-23-2014, 06:04 AM
as promised

http://youtu.be/h5ZKsI9Ac7Y
Nice one Mike, I remember this was one of the first YT uke vids I commented on when I first began playing about a year ago............the lyrics especially are the mutts nuts mate !!

Markwo
04-23-2014, 06:14 AM
as promised

http://youtu.be/h5ZKsI9Ac7Y
When I saw the theme this week, I immediately thought of doing a cover of this great Krabbers original and now I'm so glad I didn't. No one could do it better. I love this song! Thanks for sharing it again.

ukuleledaddy
04-23-2014, 06:29 AM
This song is unpleasant, but as I have read and understand the rules, we can do a song about being skint, broke and or poor as well. This song is not any of that...more a tribute to the "haves" and their disdain and contempt for the "have-nots". Hope it is OK, it got stuck in my head and would not leave me alone (and we know how that goes).
If it is really fodder for the island-I will move it along.
The very mention of the bands name sends most people even a few years older than I am into a frenzy, but that is punk rock. I only say that as a warning for everyone.
Kill The Poor- Dead Kennedys. All Cloverdaled up.


You should see the smile on my face! So glad to see this song come up this week. I did this a while back and if you didn't do it I was going to pay it another visit. Love the Cloverdale version!

ukuleledaddy
04-23-2014, 06:36 AM
Here's My entry Ginny. Dedicated to you!

OLD LADY RAP ALERT!


My favorite kind of rap! What a fun morning this is shaping up to be. Love this.

lelouden
04-23-2014, 06:38 AM
OLD LADY RAP ALERT!




linda i think it's cheating to get some 12 year old kid to appear in your videos


That was fantastic Linda!


How completely AWESOME>
S'cuse me while I clear my throat and sing along with these awesome rhymes with which you dropp't the knowledge!


Rap lyrics~
Yeah Ginny put the call out asking people for money
I thought it was a joke, never have cash on me honey.
Not a nickel, not a dime, or a quarter is mine
And I wish I had some cash and a dollar would be fine
and Im wait for my rainbow and a pot of gold
So G-G-G-G-G-G- Ginny, can I be so bold
I'd like a Martin and a Fender and Fluke and a Flea
So I can play like Shimabukuro and Brudda IZ
I'd play the upstrum and the downstrum and the mute and the chunk
I'd play it every single day until it didn't sound like junk
Give me a concert and a tenor and a baritone
and I'd practice my E chord till it really shone.


My favorite kind of rap! What a fun morning this is shaping up to be. Love this.



Now didn't that take ten years off?! :biglaugh:

Yo my peps... Same vid twice! A click of a few buttons and were slammin. Had to get me some speed to throw down as a proper spitter.:nana:

Thank You everyone for having a good time right along with me. I appreciate all the kind words!

mythinformed
04-23-2014, 06:49 AM
Linda, will you be taking requests to cover some Mobb Deep or 50 Cents stuff ?:cool:

max2173
04-23-2014, 07:09 AM
Here's mine, an original I wrote for this week which hasn't got a name, so if you can think of a title for it just let me know!


http://youtu.be/hm3kzizaFto

lelouden
04-23-2014, 07:16 AM
Linda, will you be taking requests to cover some Mobb Deep or 50 Cents stuff ?:cool:

Yes, but let me get a good dose of Geritol first. I needs me some iron to keep the pace up... and thats Fitty Cent! :old:

ukuleledaddy
04-23-2014, 07:38 AM
And so....... In my eagerness to join the fun as a Seasonista I hurriedly learned this tune and did my best to get the video shot before the sun sank in the west for the day........still came out a bit grainy in the low light......
Am I a Seasonista now?

If I had hurriedly learned that and turned out this performance I'd be busy looking for a record contract. That was great! I've always wanted to try that song (my youngest daughter's name is Penny), but that means learning all those scary jazz chords.
Welcome!

frisbee fred
04-23-2014, 07:39 AM
Here's My entry Ginny. Dedicated to you!

OLD LADY RAP ALERT!

Billionaire~

Datt were pimpin. Word.

ukuleledaddy
04-23-2014, 07:41 AM
We took a break from theme parks today, so had a little time to learn and record this bonus for you. Wish we had more time to practice it though. Enjoy! :)


I love this you guys. Ukulele. Mandolin. Beatles. Crazy talent. Can't go wrong. When is your brother going to go solo Seasonista on us?

ukuleledaddy
04-23-2014, 07:43 AM
Datt were pimpin. Word.

Haha. I don't know what that means means but it makes me laugh thinking of you saying it. I'm thinking there's a rap week in the future.....

mikef
04-23-2014, 08:16 AM
Here's my entry... a track by The Wonder Stuff all about money (really they should have called it "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is"!!). I hope you like it :)


http://youtu.be/3doY6jNGh7U

lelouden
04-23-2014, 08:40 AM
Haha. I don't know what that means means but it makes me laugh thinking of you saying it. I'm thinking there's a rap week in the future.....

After a million takes to get just one decent sharable I have the utmost respect to the spitter now:) Anyone who says its not a talent needs to try some tongue bruising lyrics on! Not to mention the rhythm and the suave factor. A season would be hilarious.:D

lelouden
04-23-2014, 08:46 AM
We took a break from theme parks today, so had a little time to learn and record this bonus for you. Wish we had more time to practice it though. Enjoy! :)


http://youtu.be/c7ixby27nYI

Please take more bathroom breaks. Brother Cave stop being the shy boy...Its time to become a front runner. Come on we can see you have it in you. This is so fantastic guys. Anyone that takes their mandolin with them to Lego Land is a friend of ours. Loving you two big time!

GinnyT11
04-23-2014, 09:31 AM
Tootler - Highwayman Outwitted - She got away stark nekkid?! Woowoo, what a lass! Of your historical folk songs, Geoff, I like this vocal among the best. This seems to me a song you'd sing walking about in an olde pub, dipping the uke's headstock to get people singing along with you. There would be glee at the lyrics and maybe free beer for you.


Max2173 - Unnamed original song - This is top drawer, Max! You've written clever story lyrics (with a moral!) and played it engagingly. (The style reminds me of Math and Physics Club.) Thanks very much for this contribution. I like everything about this, including the bit of whistling at the end, and I'm going to play it again. If you're taking suggestions for a title, my nomination would be "Winning, but Losing."


mikef - Unbearable - Oh, yippee—Mike is here! This is a nifty little song. Even though you're standing still, you've infused your playing with a lot of energy. Though the lyrics are repetitive, your phrasing and strumming flourishes make it quite interesting all the way through. I'm really glad you were able to submit a song this week before your trip. Bon voyage!

DWitt
04-23-2014, 10:34 AM
Here's my entry!

PARENTAL ADVISORY: CONTAINS THE WORD "SHITLOADS"

Just so you know ahead of time.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kStP7-JSKaU

ukuleledaddy
04-23-2014, 10:41 AM
I managed to get another song in this week. Great week Ginny, lots of fun vids. Here's Broke by Todd Snider. I don't know why the sound isn't quite matching up with the video.
"You never know what you'll do 'till you do what you do when you're broke"


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

GinnyT11
04-23-2014, 11:59 AM
DWitt - S-tloads of Money - You are really engergized here, DW, both in the strumming and singing. You're in the same little corner where you do your thoughtful ballads, but this is like you're onstage. You're moving and grooving with this piece, which is actually fairly dark and hopeless, what I can follow. A very good performance.
I love the line "Everyone's got a Monday."


Ukuleledaddy - Broke - This song is quite sad, Sean, but your performance is very good. I liked your vocal a lot; the gentleness of it belies the desperateness of the person, or maybe that comes from repenting at leisure. I think your Frink uke has been really good to you—you're bringing out the best in each other. I'd like to hear you do more ballads.



"I love those dear hearts and gentle people who live and play in Seasons town..."

xommen
04-23-2014, 12:04 PM
I found this great song while searching for another song to do.
Here is another bonus: Noah Gundersen - Poor Man's Son.

http://youtu.be/xTdCDmsHDNc

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
04-23-2014, 12:40 PM
I don't often do bonus tracks, but here is "Turn Your Money Green" by Furry Lewis. I've been practicing this to play with my mate on Sunday at the open mic. He'll be on Mandolin and vocals I think.
http://youtu.be/f8LVhhetwRM

pabrizzer
04-23-2014, 01:29 PM
Rich Man's Blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NTbptON9as
CW Stoneking
Found the song from his King Hokum album on youtube.
I thought it was old but he is a current performer from Australia.
Worth checking out IMHO.

Bookworm
04-23-2014, 01:41 PM
Here's my official entry! I set the Shel Silverstein poem "Smart" to music. Apparently, the cure for the camera death glare is to do an embarrassingly ridiculous song. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCP7jW2DDe8&feature=youtu.be

max2173
04-23-2014, 01:53 PM
I'm very slowly working my way through the playlist and commenting. Some amazing entries this week, how does Ginny manage to bring out the best in everyone?!

Jazzbanjorex
04-23-2014, 02:44 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Kjrsl4PRa4&feature=youtu.be

southside mike
04-23-2014, 02:51 PM
I've been playing around with three other songs this week
and when I checked on here today nobody has posted this
one (unless I missed it) so I had to do it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cna0pK8AbNs

pabrizzer
04-23-2014, 03:06 PM
Busted....


I've been playing around with three other songs this week
and when I checked on here today nobody has posted this
one (unless I missed it) so I had to do it.


Well we weren't busted but we sure are now.
Both really well done gentlemen.
Great minds indeed.

Markwo
04-23-2014, 03:29 PM
Rich Man's Blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NTbptON9as
CW Stoneking
Found the song from his King Hokum album on youtube.
I thought it was old but he is a current performer from Australia.
Worth checking out IMHO.
This was all kinds of good. I love the whole vibe!

uke4ia
04-23-2014, 04:51 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkCop_mGrC4

I've come down with a pretty bad cold the last couple of days, so this is all I can do for this week. This is a Procol Harum song called "All Our Dreams Are Sold".

GinnyT11
04-23-2014, 05:00 PM
xommen - Poor Man's Son - This is a really good having-no-money song. It's got a relentless beat, like someone is trudging along and singing to keep focused. The situation seems pretty hopeless, except for the bright star shining and chorus of angels...is he dying?


Lumpywafflesquirt - I'll Turn Your Money Green - Robin, you are quite a harp man and keeper of the beat! I'm sure you're a great asset with your mate at the open mic evening. Keep posting videos here...you're one of us and we're watching your improvement with warm friendship.


pabrizzer - Rich Man's Blues - I thought you had a cigar in your mouth till you started buzzing. Great beat on this. It sounds like the late 1920s, like there should be Cotton Club dancers hoofing in a line behind you.

Bookworm - Smart - You go, girl! You're clever to make your own song—it's cute and and it turned out fine. You'll relax as you post more videos and get to know more Seasonistas (we're so nice and we want you to succeed). When you feel like it, you'll discover that a smile banishes the the death glare.
Here are some really successful singers who sometimes have odd faces...
6613966140

GinnyT11
04-23-2014, 05:01 PM
Rex and Mike, you guys are SO busted!

Jazzbanjorex - Busted - Oh, you cranked up your Oklahoma twang to full High Lonesome, and it's just great on this! You sound pretty pathetic, Rex.

Southside Mike - Busted - This is super, Mike! I am definitely seeing bare fields. You almost had a tremble in your voice at the beginning. I really like how the dynamic ramped up after the line about what man might do when he's busted. A very fine performance.


TCK, I think we need one from you too. How desperate are things out there in Cloverdale?

GinnyT11
04-23-2014, 05:39 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M04CQyDqweM


Here's a video from our friend Hochapeafarm. She's taking a break from the forum, but I wanted her contribution and sought her out. Good stuff here.

GinnyT11
04-23-2014, 05:45 PM
uke4ia - All Our Dreams Are Sold - Is that pot smoke in here, or is it just Procul Harum? :) Thanks for this one, Jim. You have some seriously great fretting going on there.
Have you looked through your originals works to see if you have one for a bonus?


Hochapeafarm - Money Talks (Cale) - Oooooh, you sound like you're in a pin spot on a tiny stage in a dim club. Your vocal is quite good, Chelle—very moody and effective. That MyaMoe tenor is very effective too to support your singing. I hope you're no longer having wrist trouble. Thanks for submitting this.



Season 114-ers, please check to make sure I have your songs in the playlists.
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Jazzbanjorex
04-23-2014, 06:28 PM
19 takes makes for a few bloopers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj047BepCTI

bonesigh
04-23-2014, 06:35 PM
Oh, my, gosh, I get busy for just a bit and what happens........9 pages happen, that's what! I was just on yesterday morning! How am I ever going to catch up! There are so many vids to catch up on. I've only just skimmed over them tonight and didn't even get through all the pages. It's 11:30 pm....better get up early, LOL. Popular week Ginny (:

TCK
04-23-2014, 07:05 PM
The last one we do will have Mel in it (I found one she likes), but maybe we will do busted as well-having two accounts because we can break any bonus allotment rule easily. For now, this song is depressing as hell. It is a Wyclef Jean song (which was a silly thing to embark on in the first place really) about a girl who turns to prostitution to feed her kids. When I saw the theme, I had to do it...
but I am not altogether certain it works at all, in spite of HUNDREDS of takes.
Chicken fried rap music I suppose.
Dolla Dolla bill yall.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFDrIs233CI&feature=youtu.be

thesillydave
04-23-2014, 08:01 PM
the first song i thought of...

http://youtu.be/PNOGgvZQIK8
now, maybe ....

MikeOnTheUke
04-23-2014, 08:55 PM
Hmm... several songs popped into my head, and most of them ended up scratched off because I would much prefer to do them with some multitracking (I'm looking at you, "If i Had a Million Dollars"). However, I think I'm down to two, and I'm pumped for my first Season entry. X3 Now just gotta pick one. (and make sure the one option ACTUALLY fits the theme, and that I'm not just interpreting the lyrics wrong. XP)

TCK
04-23-2014, 09:45 PM
And this is me for the week-all out of entries. Melissa joined me on "One More Dollar" by Gillian Welch. She was upset to do it, because she was not dressed up... She is silly like that. Pretend she is wearing a gown, and I am in something other than boxer shorts.
Great Season Ginny. Had a ton of fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3U0dTlv24iM&feature=youtu.be

krabbers
04-23-2014, 10:01 PM
When I saw the theme this week, I immediately thought of doing a cover of this great Krabbers original and now I'm so glad I didn't. No one could do it better. I love this song! Thanks for sharing it again.

Wow! thanks very much it really means a lot cheers

krabbers
04-24-2014, 12:59 AM
OK heres another one, time to kill + 1 take + early morning +different key = this


http://youtu.be/hQuXUlx3AMs

GinnyT11
04-24-2014, 04:42 AM
Jazzbanjorex - 16 Tons - You do 16 takes, whaddya get? An afternoon older and sick of yourself...
Thanks for this, Rex. It's encouraging to us many-many-take players.


TCK - Sweetest Girl - That is one sad, sad story. I'm glad you persisted with it because it's a powerful performance. Your voice is mesmerizing and it definitely has the quality of the disappointed observer of what happened to the sweetest girl. Yep, money changes everything. You said at the end you're playing for the bill, and I'll leave it here on the table.


thesillydave - If I Were a Rich Man - I wanted to hear this so much I listed it in the prompt, and I'm really glad you took the challenge, Dave. You gave it a wonderfully committed performance that's a treat for us. Your singing performance was extravagant, like the song calls for. Even better, you did a great job adapting the music to the uke, with changes in the dynamic, tempo and and strum style. Nice fan strokes at the end.
(BTW, I've got "a proper double chin.")


TCK - One More Dollar - That was worth the many takes. Another sad song. I'm almost there...I just need a little bit more money and then I'll feel complete. Not.
I like Mel's gown. It's kind of a wine color, isn't it?


krabbers - Deep Ellum Blues - Oh, I love the whine in your voice here—you are playing deep indigo blue. A super rendition for a one-taker. I googled the place of your song and found that it was a longtime center of jazz and blues. Doesn't say much about the women, but I'd say keeping your money in your shoe is not bad advice. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Ellum,_Dallas

Tootler
04-24-2014, 05:07 AM
My last one for this week.

This came from a Broadside dated about 1800. What surprised me is that I've not come across a version of this song in any of my books or recordings of folk song or heard it in a folk club. The tune I adapted from a fiddle tune that happened to be on my music stand at the time.


http://youtu.be/GHht6EoIacQ

The lyrics and chords are on You Tube.

MikeOnTheUke
04-24-2014, 06:02 AM
Well, finally got to recording my entry X3. Had to record on my phone, unfortunately, but i think it came out pretty well, all things considered.

Anyway, here's Linoleum. A song about being broke. I hope I'm not stretching the theme too much.

Also, kinda had to record it with mah phone instead of my normal recording setup. Not enough time at home to record.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veEbOw03lZE

decaturcomp
04-24-2014, 07:09 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoPBJu28mmY

max2173
04-24-2014, 07:35 AM
A very, very quick, 1 take bonus.


http://youtu.be/uDj_9y0yp2Y

RAB11
04-24-2014, 08:27 AM
I want to thank you for this theme Ginny. But it's a long story why.

I've written a few songs over the years but for the most part they've not been about me or about my personal situation as I didn't have much to write about. But about a month ago I found out that I'm going to be a father in November, and if that's not worth writing a song about I don't know what is. I just couldn't put what I was feeling into words though, and then this theme came along. Money. The one thing I'm concerned about when it comes to being a dad. So the idea came into my head a couple days ago, and I sat down to properly give it a go yesterday and this is what I came up with. I've never 'finished' a song this quickly, nor written about something so personal. It's called A Song For Yeti because my girlfriend's family's nickname for me is the Yeti on account of my unkempt appearance, so until we know what we're having and sort out names, my girlfriend and I have been calling the baby Little Yeti.

I hope you enjoy it.


http://youtu.be/ZVnGyuqe3j8

By the way, sort of at odds with the song, but this will be the Dolphin's last outing for a while. Managed to snag a Korala Concert uke at a discounted price from Omega music this week, picking it up from Fedex tomorrow morning. It's served me well but I do need a 'proper' uke as my playing's getting better and I'm performing live with it more and the price was right. Turned out I got the second-to-last one too.

Apologies for the poor sound quality too. Recorded it with my tablet instead of my phone.

librainian
04-24-2014, 08:32 AM
PaBrizzer introduced me to Seasick Steve a few months back and I am posting my first video cover of one of his songs so, thanks Brian!

Ginny this will have to go on the bonus list for obvious reasons. I tried to like the unedited version and it just wasn't working for me. I'll post another song that fits the criteria soon. There are tons of great choices for the theme!

Pa, in case your wondering, I used open G tuning and capo on 1st fret. That's DGBD. Just drop the 1st string a whole tone and it's instant blues my brotha!


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

Markwo
04-24-2014, 08:38 AM
Here is my 3rd video this week. (I've had the past week off of work). It's my little spin on the Beatles Taxman. Lemme know what you think.
http://youtu.be/bJWxoKdA2js

Markwo
04-24-2014, 08:47 AM
Well, finally got to recording my entry X3. Had to record on my phone, unfortunately, but i think it came out pretty well, all things considered.

Anyway, here's Linoleum. A song about being broke. I hope I'm not stretching the theme too much.

Also, kinda had to record it with mah phone instead of my normal recording setup. Not enough time at home to record.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veEbOw03lZE
Nice job on this. I'm a big NOFX fan too and I'm sure it's a matter of time before I do some covers too.

MikeOnTheUke
04-24-2014, 08:58 AM
Honestly wasn't big into NOFX until rather recently. Somehow they'd escaped my attention. Oddly enough, this song was what introduced me to them. I'm a big Streetlight Manifesto fan, and got really into 99 songs of revolution, where they cover a BUNCH of songs (Red Rubber Ball and Me And Julio being what got me interested in the album). Fell in love with their Linoleum cover, a and thus, I found NOFX.

BTW, thanks. X3. Was kinda nervous it'd be too out of place, given the genre, but I guess I'm not the only one with a massive range of musical likes. X3

Liked your entry as well, bro. I'd LOVE to hear you take on a few NOFX songs. Should be awesome.

we tigers
04-24-2014, 09:33 AM
NOFX on UU, who would've thunk. Used to have White Trash Two Heebs and a Bean on cassette and played on my Walkman. When I went out skateboarding. Thanks for taking me back to the early nineties.
Still skateboard by the way, but I never listen to NOFX anymore.

GinnyT11
04-24-2014, 10:40 AM
Tootler - Crafty Maid - This is a clever story for your bonus song.


MikeontheUke - Linoleum - Welcome, Mike! Glad to have you here in the Seasons!
You've got some really nice strumming going here, plus committed singing. And whistling, yay! Thanks for this bright and lively performance, and I hope you'll do some bonuses this week. In any case, be sure to post in future Seasons.


decaturcomp - Greenback Dollar - This is quite different from the breezy Kingston Trio version that was in my mental archives. This is much more thoughtful and I like better.


max2173 - Money, Money, Money - A great, jumpin' bonus tune, Max. Nice job on shaping the vocal.


RAB11 - A Song for Yeti - First, congratulations on becoming a father! It's a big change, but parenthood is a very good experience overall. You should know that every new parent says your line: "I wish I was better prepared."
It's clear the song means a lot to you as you're quite pensive. I'm pleased that this Season prompted you to write it, and thanks for sharing it.


librainian - Last Po Man - This is seriously cool, Andrew! You need to do more of this guy's covers. It is mesmerizing both audially and visually. I like the fade at the end. Great, great baritone blues. I've made it a bonus and I'm waiting for your entry.


Markwo - Taxman - Hey, this is a fresh and surprising take on this song, Mark. I love the picking interlude and that power upstroking. Very nice.

librainian
04-24-2014, 11:35 AM
Here is my 3rd video this week. (I've had the past week off of work). It's my little spin on the Beatles Taxman. Lemme know what you think.


http://youtu.be/bJWxoKdA2js

This is a great arrangement! Definitely puts a new spin on this classic. I really like the strum pattern and the little slide chord you worked into it. Nice tight rhythm too. Well done!

librainian
04-24-2014, 11:40 AM
I want to thank you for this theme Ginny. But it's a long story why.

I've written a few songs over the years but for the most part they've not been about me or about my personal situation as I didn't have much to write about. But about a month ago I found out that I'm going to be a father in November, and if that's not worth writing a song about I don't know what is. I just couldn't put what I was feeling into words though, and then this theme came along. Money. The one thing I'm concerned about when it comes to being a dad. So the idea came into my head a couple days ago, and I sat down to properly give it a go yesterday and this is what I came up with. I've never 'finished' a song this quickly, nor written about something so personal. It's called A Song For Yeti because my girlfriend's family's nickname for me is the Yeti on account of my unkempt appearance, so until we know what we're having and sort out names, my girlfriend and I have been calling the baby Little Yeti.

I hope you enjoy it.


http://youtu.be/ZVnGyuqe3j8

By the way, sort of at odds with the song, but this will be the Dolphin's last outing for a while. Managed to snag a Korala Concert uke at a discounted price from Omega music this week, picking it up from Fedex tomorrow morning. It's served me well but I do need a 'proper' uke as my playing's getting better and I'm performing live with it more and the price was right. Turned out I got the second-to-last one too.

Apologies for the poor sound quality too. Recorded it with my tablet instead of my phone.

First off, I love that you created such a personal original song. Kudos for that. Second I found your melody and chord relationships really intriguing too. Very cool.

RAB11
04-24-2014, 11:48 AM
First off, I love that you created such a personal original song. Kudos for that. Second I found your melody and chord relationships really intriguing too. Very cool.

Thanks! I always have trouble coming up with chord progressions but the bones for this one came fairly quickly, like the rest of the song.

xommen
04-24-2014, 11:58 AM
A rather quickly written original, so another bonus. Lyrics are in the Comments on Youtube. I just used C and Csus as chords. This is called Money is Bad, Money is Good. I put some question-marks in the lyrics, that you don't hear, but I guess they are important ;).
It's this part, that really needs the question-marks:
Communisme
makes people lazy?
Capatalisme
makes people crazy?

http://youtu.be/oCOl5jap6VY

The Ukelites
04-24-2014, 12:51 PM
Hi Seasonistas and Seasonists, Hello Ginny!
We had a busy week, we spent our Easter holidays in Vienna and when we got home there was a lot of work waiting. So there was only one chance to get a song recorded, and that was during our weekly rehearsal. We took a song that doesn't mention the word money, but it's all about earning it. Hope it counts. Cheers Miriam and Steffen, starring AMAZING Andy at the brushes.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAqo_GActFA&list

decaturcomp
04-24-2014, 01:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01PstU8z9KE

lelouden
04-24-2014, 01:29 PM
A bonus for me:)

Nobody Know You When You're Down And Out~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4xRhNAxLi0&feature=youtu.be

southside mike
04-24-2014, 02:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0T-wm3lMh8
We all have probably been in this place at least once in our lives.

GinnyT11
04-24-2014, 03:18 PM
xommen - Money is Bad, Money is Good - Thanks for this original song, Wim. The idea of money is going round and round our heads this week. I agree with Birdseye; this has a U2-ish feel to it. My favorite line is "how you spend it defines who you are." I definitely agree with that.


The Ukelites - 16 Tons - Oh, this takes my breath away. You guys are such accomplished, professional performers that it's a real pleasure to watch the almost invisible ways you work together. Miriam is a uber-cool lead singer with interesting strumming change-ups on the Kamaka. Steffen rocks internally, keeping a strong supporting bass line with some flourishes. And Andy shows there's much more to snare brushes that it appears. What a well-rounded performance. Love the black and white look too.


decaturcomp - The Money Song - That were a good laugh, Alan. It's accountancy that makes the world go 'round? Should I have taken that prospective accountant I dated in college more seriously?


lelouden - Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out - That was very smooooth. You're a high-class baritoness, madame. Thanks for the whistling (and your whistling doppelganger). We have got to get together to play sometime.


southside mike - Too Much Month - This is terrific, Mike! Such a nice tempo to it. It makes the pathetic feeling of financial desperation kind of quaint and funny. Excellent intstrumental interlude (with sliding chords!). A fine contribution.

southside mike
04-24-2014, 03:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKV5jrHAfpg
Here's a bonus with a whistle.

TCK
04-24-2014, 06:29 PM
This is a little tribute to Mikeontheuke...Welcome to the Seasons. Great song choice there. Make me a liar as I said I was done this week.
This really is my all time favorite song. I love it dearly, because it reminds me of who and what I was twenty years ago...when me and my two best friends (Melissa and a fellow named Shawn) did EVERYTHING together, on a shoe-string budget, because we were always skint. I loved those times...and some days wished I could go right back to them.
In any event- thanks Mike for the inspiration.
Linoleum, again. NOFX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJSYrnkw6Wg&feature=youtu.be

MikeOnTheUke
04-24-2014, 07:20 PM
This is a little tribute to Mikeontheuke...Welcome to the Seasons. Great song choice there. Make me a liar as I said I was done this week.
This really is my all time favorite song. I love it dearly, because it reminds me of who and what I was twenty years ago...when me and my two best friends (Melissa and a fellow named Shawn) did EVERYTHING together, on a shoe-string budget, because we were always skint. I loved those times...and some days wished I could go right back to them.
In any event- thanks Mike for the inspiration.
Linoleum, again. NOFX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJSYrnkw6Wg&feature=youtu.be

I hate to make people break their promises, but I have to say, I'm glad my rendition was able to evoke some memories. Kinda makes musicianship worthwhile for me, y'know?
Anyway, LOVED your version. you can really feel the sincerity in your voice. Gonna be honest and say I listened to it more than once before replying :P

TCK
04-24-2014, 08:26 PM
Bless up mate...So glad you are here, I reckon we will be friends, and yeah, this is why we play. Glad you liked my version, but yours brought me to my knees...such a song. Best one ever. Thanks for playing it for us.
I hate to make people break their promises, but I have to say, I'm glad my rendition was able to evoke some memories. Kinda makes musicianship worthwhile for me, y'know?
Anyway, LOVED your version. you can really feel the sincerity in your voice. Gonna be honest and say I listened to it more than once before replying :P

lelouden
04-24-2014, 09:25 PM
A Bob Dylan Bonus.

Alberta~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2UX7S0S0cA&feature=youtu.be

peewee
04-24-2014, 09:32 PM
I Don't Want Your Greenback Dollar

- without the 75 verses and ever-repeating chorus - I went way too long on that bawdy number, so here's an econo-folk song bonus
http://youtu.be/yx1QjPXlD7M
http://youtu.be/yx1QjPXlD7M

mikef
04-25-2014, 12:27 AM
I've just been having a wee catch-up on yet another sensational week. Of course, you ALL rock.

I do love to mess around with multi-tracking and such but I think I do prefer the weeks where we bare all and lay it down live. I've not been around quite as regularly recently and I'm about to disappear again on holiday/vacation [delete as per your nationality] but every time we have a "uke only" week I draw so much inspiration from the diverse styles, techniques and song choices you present me with, well it's just amazing. Just saying.

:love:

GinnyT11
04-25-2014, 02:37 AM
I've just been having a wee catch-up on yet another sensational week. Of course, you ALL rock.
I do love to mess around with multi-tracking and such but I think I do prefer the weeks where we bare all and lay it down live. ...every time we have a "uke only" week I draw so much inspiration from the diverse styles, techniques and song choices you present me with, well it's just amazing. Just saying.
:love:

Thanks for this comment, Mike. :D I agree.
I like both kinds of videos, but I feel the simple, unadorned playing is what lets you see and hear the actual player. I feel like I could be playing with the performer, just hanging out and working on a tune and having fun. It's also easier to take in the player's primary uking skills when I'm only hearing one voice and one uke. That's why I ask for bare performances when I host and have to supposedly "judge" others.

GinnyT11
04-25-2014, 03:50 AM
eugene ukulele - Empty Pocket Blues - You glow, you radiate, you shine playing songs like this, Jon! Your splendid picking and musical phrasing make this a charmer. You've got this style of playing running through your blood. It wouldn't have anything to do with 6 years of practicing, would it?


southside mike - New Bonnie and Clyde - You really swing on this, Mike, and the instrumental break is sensational. Your fingers dance in that little strum and in running up and down the fretboard. And whistling! What a great performance!
As a copyeditor, though, I take issue with the title. Bonnie and Clyde were in big trouble up to their necks together all along; this songster was caught off-guard when a woman he picked up at a truck stop turned out to be an armed robber. I would have asked the lyricist to use a title that's more apt.
(BTW, has anyone looked at the Ballad of B & C: "Reach for the sky, sweet-talking Clyde would holler, while Bonnie loaded dollars into a burlap bag...")


TCK - Linoleum - I'm glad you did not hold back on this, Dave, because it would not be the thrilling, awesome performance you gave us. Whew! Great stuff.
Weideman beer?! "Give me Weideman...Weideman beer. Satisfies with taste monumental and sincere." That one? Did you go to school in the Midwest?


lelouden - Alberta - You can do Dylan too? You have a lot of arrows in your quiver. Nice harp work.


Peewee - (I Don't Want Your) Greenback Dollar - I like that a lot, Peewee. Great uptempo strumming and fine inter-verse pick-strumming. It's nice to get all styles of music in a Season. You have time to do more bonuses.

buc mcmaster
04-25-2014, 04:04 AM
Duh! I just realized it's sooooo much easier to view and comment on all these fine entries via the Playlist on YouTube.........a little slow on the uptake here. This is a hoot! Tripping over great uke players in here! So we all know what I'll spend my evening doing! In the words of the ex-governor, I'll be back!

GinnyT11
04-25-2014, 04:12 AM
Buc, the Seasons have evolved so much in 114 weeks. Everyone used to comment in the threads, often repeating the video image as well, and the thread would be 50 pages long by Thursday...and that was when a week would get a total of 50 vids.

Once people started posting comments on YouTube vids, it caught on as the primary way to comment. It saves space in the thread, plus the player can keep the comments on the video itself forever. However, sometimes it's still very cool to comment immediately in the thread, or to ask a question. The "conversation" is how you get to know other Seasonistas beyond watching them play.
(It does help keep the thread tidy to comment by hitting "Reply with Quote" then removing the [video link] before posting.)

It's great to have newbies join. Where are your four bonus songs?

WKerrigan
04-25-2014, 06:08 AM
Here's some Woody Guthrie for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4s-dYuZ-Zo

southside mike
04-25-2014, 08:32 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9blNHJ1mA48
This song has been covered by so many artists over the years that it baffles the mind. Everyone from Porter Waggoner to Ella Fitzgerald to the Birds to Bob Dylan and many more. I followed the Marty Stuart version which is much different from the original one.

peewee
04-25-2014, 08:54 AM
Here's a Hollywood Cowboy song, originally sung (performed?) by Marilyn Monroe in The River of No Return.
This should be for Myrna, our frontier chanteuse.

I threw in an Ennio Morricone type whistling break for street cred...
Marilyn is much more fun to watch: http://youtu.be/kkJvziys6qg
but she doesn't change chords as often as I.

http://youtu.be/kkJvziys6qg


http://youtu.be/kkJvziys6qg

MikeOnTheUke
04-25-2014, 11:01 AM
Well, looks like I'm drinking the Kool-Aid hard on this one. Couldn't just leave it at one video for this. Was itching to throw this one in the mix, so, here it is. A nice quick bonus track from me, complete with my normal recording equipment, face, and a little last minute dress-up (sadly couldn't find my eyepatch anywhere...)

Hope you enjoy~


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZShjXp8kDY

GinnyT11
04-25-2014, 11:47 AM
WKerrigan - Do Re Mi - What a great Guthrie tune. When I think of that era, "The Grapes of Wrath" comes to mind, and this is a perky, light way to say the same disheartening thing: No future here for you without money. Nice work with the vocal, and I like the little skip you put in the strum at intervals. I'm glad to have this entry, William (Bill?).


southside mike - A Satisfied Mind - Many times covered it may be, but I had not heard this song before and I LOVE it! What a wonderful sentiment and lesson to hear, and you played it beautifully, Mike. Lao Tzu and others warn that the more you have, the more you worry about losing it. A satisfied mind is without price. This concept means a lot to me, and I'm putting your song in in my Favorites.


Peewee - One Silver Dollar - This work week seems not as busy as usual for you, and good fortune accrues to us in your multiple submissions. This is my favorite of your contributions for 114; I really, really liked it. The strumming was simple, but you added a lot to it with the little picking flourish and the Western lonesome whistling moment. Your emoting made it quite special. You seem to be channeling Marilyn Monroe, and you know how very carefully she analyzed her scenes. :p It suffered only for the lack of a silver dollar dropped in front of the camera.


MikeontheUke - specialty number - I laughed out loud at this, Mike! Demmed clever, you are! Arrrh! You are bringing exactly the right attitude to these Seasons.
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caukulele
04-25-2014, 12:11 PM
What a fun week!!! And I could not let Ginny's week go by without trying to do something. I was hoping that I could get my husband involved this week..but he just couldn't quite find the time... 'Side by Side" from 1927. It was written by Gus Kahn with the music by Harry Woods. It would have been a lot more fun as a duo, but I decided to have some fun with it anyway...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwJaZj1-tKU&feature=youtu.be

krabbers
04-25-2014, 12:36 PM
Me & Caroline as The Hedgeinspectors
Please can this be our official entry Ginny


http://youtu.be/mqyoP8HDQBE

we have no subs
www.youtube.com/thehedgeinspectors

GinnyT11
04-25-2014, 01:05 PM
Oh yippee—more songs!

A couple housekeeping items:

1. Newbies, you might not know that there is a link on the first post of every Season for the playlist. You can listen to many songs quickly that way. I like reading through the thread because the Seasonistas offer context and explanation for their song choices. I find it's another way to get to know people better.

2. Please check that your videos are correctly entered on the entries or bonuses playlists. My fingers sometimes do what they want, not what I want.

3. Where are all your bonuses? You can do up to four per person, people.
I wish Tina Turner played uke and would do a cover of Private Dancer because she brings pain to the song.

ChrisDeston821
04-25-2014, 02:40 PM
Since JessGah has now not only joined the forums but actually played uke in the seasons (as opposed to previous entries where she performed/sang) I'd like to revoke my half of that entry and take collab credit only, allow that to be JessGah's first of many official entry to the seasons :) She put so much hard work into it and having only played for such a short time with no previous musical experience (even an inability to keep rhythm tapping on her knees usually ;)) I'm very proud of her. She's even upped it to her Facebook as her first baritone attempt so props for the confidence! I didn't have it when I started..

So with that said, in order to not miss a week I've done a solo vid as my official entry, Hey Little Rich Girl, but it's just after midnight after a long night of playing random songs to improve my barre skills (which didn't go too well aha). Not sure what's gone on with my voice in this one but I like it, just excuse the twangs and bum notes a la my sore hand.. Talk about performance commitment though, eh GT? ;) sorry I couldn't squeeze a whistling interlude in for you! Haha


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc9z-LL3pC4

And it was by the specials, hzzah!

GinnyT11
04-25-2014, 03:03 PM
Hey, we're having so much fun here this week that Jess wanted her own entry, which I have granted, and Chris is going to have his own entry. Is this mitosis or meiosis?


I want you all to know that I am having a reeeeally good time hosting and talking to each of you.
Here's what happens to me when I'm really happy. This is me dancing with my son at his wedding in 2011.

66215

GinnyT11
04-25-2014, 03:42 PM
caukulele - Side by Side - Denise, you charm us all with this simple song! Do you have any idea how far you've come since your first video (Daydream)? You show accomplished playing and such ease that your beautiful singing voice lofts across the room. AND you've got a little zip in there with your pearls and silly glasses. Love the photo at the end.


krabbers - I Don't Want Your Greenback Dollar - Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Such great harmony. It's also nice, Mike, to hear you a little slower than your natural speed. This was just lovely. If Caroline's a UU member, let's have her be the Seasonista who presents Hedgeinspectors songs, which will be separate from krabbers' songs, so you'll keep Too Many Horses as your entry. Let me know if you'd like it another way.


ChrisDeston821 - Hey Little Rich Girl - Oh, Chris, is that blood on your fretboard? (They wanted me to get a Band-Aid; I said no, no, no.) Nicely done, sir! All that work paid off with a nice performance. I don't know this particular Amy Winehouse song, but I love her stuff and I like that little stutter-strum you do several times. It's also good because you're standing and more performance energy is moving around. I've put your Price Tag as Jess's entry, and you should both join the Seasonistas group to get that cool image on your profile pages (see info in the #2 post).

OldePhart
04-25-2014, 04:31 PM
Dangit! Ginny I really wanted to get an entry in this week and was even writing something just for this but I ended up working 12-hour days all week. Probably not going to make it. This new re-org at work is becoming a bit of a grind...

If I ever get a chance to finish the song I was writing I'll tag it onto the thread late.

John

Milliron
04-25-2014, 04:42 PM
Here's is my entry. This is a song Linda and I sang with our mother when we were younger. I put her photo in the background so she would be with us in spirit:) San Francisco Bay Blues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC3c5llH6z0

myrnaukelele
04-25-2014, 04:49 PM
Here's an old Dan Hicks number.

http://youtu.be/AfX3t9WeHgY

bonesigh
04-25-2014, 05:22 PM
Guess this isn't too bad for a one take (: Lot's of practice though!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcNuZYVRfDg&list=UUtvw_jkcOb--odK8_2JYyvw

bird's eye view of my ukelele
04-25-2014, 05:27 PM
ginny emailed me a kick in the pants and said WOMAN WHERE IS YOUR BONUS, YOU USUALLY POST HALF A MILLION VIDS PER SEASON, WHERE ARE YOU?

and although alan had already suggested i do abc "how to be a millionaire" - thank you so much for the song idea, alan, i'm embarassed to say i didn't know the song despite loving the band! - it popped into my head to do this song and once it popped in it wouldn't pop out again, so here is "rent" by the pet shop boys

ginny may yet have to send me another kick in the pants because i couldn't stay on tempo on this song without a thump, and the thump may count as electronic boosting, well maybe not, i dunno, it's only like a beautiful assistant banging a drum or a dripping tap, right? wrong? we'll see!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1iq0XjYh8Y

GinnyT11
04-25-2014, 05:29 PM
Dangit! Ginny I really wanted to get an entry in this week and was even writing something just for this but I ended up working 12-hour days all week. Probably not going to make it. This new re-org at work is becoming a bit of a grind...If I ever get a chance to finish the song I was writing I'll tag it onto the thread late.
John

There are still 56 hours before the Season's quittin' time, John. Just write something on a cocktail napkin, like how Oscar Hammerstein wrote Bali Hai.

Rustyy
04-26-2014, 12:09 AM
Well, we are back from our first holiday for this year.
Unfortunately missed the Yacht Rock week, my first miss since starting in Week 87. It hurt a bit, but now back on board fora few weeks until we go away again.
I haven't had time to check all the playlists, but I hope this one hasn't been done too often.
Here I applied Bruce's chords with the original lyrics....


http://youtu.be/F10znD-IGmo

I have learned something during my trip which may help some others.
Previously I would record on my ipad, then process the movie on my PC with Windows Live Movie Maker, then send it to Youtube. The uploading to Youtube could take a couple of hours. If I use imovie on my ipad to process, then upload I found that this takes much less time, sometimes as little as 10 minutes, although this one did take about 30 minutes.

Barbablanca
04-26-2014, 03:53 AM
I've had a very busy week with translations and performances, but I managed to write a song for this week and today I have even managed to record it.

Unusually, it has two consecutive Choruses. One of them was a middle eight, but they both demanded to be the Choruses and... well... I reckon they both work quite well in the end.


http://youtu.be/iPFTzdeoBpQ

LYRICS on the YouTube description as usual

GinnyT11
04-26-2014, 04:04 AM
milliron - San Francisco Bay Blues - Uking sisters! With kazoos! Oh baby, with this act we can sell out the venue! Very nice energy in the playing and your voices are great together. I'm sure you were in harmony all your growing-up years too.


myrnaukelele - Payday Blues - Danke, Myrna, for the sad song you sing from your sunny geranium forest. That's a nice little bluestune with a concept I hadn't thought of before: your leaving has ruined payday for me. Thank you for this solid performance, and with whistling, which I appreciate.


Bonesigh - And the Money Rolls In - This is excellent, Janet! One of the best I've seen you do. Great energy in the steady strumming and wonderful mouth trumpet. Your singing is very well matched to the song, too. I'm glad you looked into show tunes for this theme.


bird's eye view of my uke - Rent - This is an interesting song. I like how you bring to life the line "I look at you, you pay the rent." That is true love. The metronomey thing is okay for a bonus. Do you lift your fingers off the chords when the next phrase is the same chord? It seems like it on the F and maybe the G.


Rustyy - How Can a Poor Man - Good to have you back from holiday, Rustyy. This is an interesting angle for a song about being poor, though I've heard people all my life talk about how much cheaper things were "back then." I can do it too: I got 50 cents an hour for babysitting (when min wage was $1.65). I worked for a guy who said he'd never pay more than a dollar for a cup of coffee...I guess he's not drinking it now. Nicely smooth strumming on this, and you had some regret in your voice while singing.


Seasonistas, please check that your videos are on the right playlist. AND, if you wish to switch your entry and a bonus, let me know.

OldePhart
04-26-2014, 05:29 AM
There are still 56 hours before the Season's quittin' time, John. Just write something on a cocktail napkin, like how Oscar Hammerstein wrote Bali Hai.

:) Yeah, I'm just like Oscar... :)

Seriously, it's not going to happen. I'm stealing a few minutes (on Saturday, no less) to quickly check UU forum, then it's off to a grandson's b-day party, then back to the grindstone.

I'll get it finished some day, though.

John

Barbablanca
04-26-2014, 05:47 AM
This next song was the first of mine I thought of when I saw the theme. It was inspired by an incident that happened to some of our extended family from France a few years back. They came down into Spain and not long after passing the frontier a car came alongside frantically pointing at their rear wheel. They stopped and these guys got out the car and said they'd seen smoke coming out of the wheel. While Carmen's "Uncle" (actually an older 2nd Cousin) got out to check, one of the other guys in the car distracted the passengers while another stole a handbag containing all the money for the holiday from the back seat. The family only realised what had happened when they had found no source of the "smoke" and the guys had left. Unable to pay now for their holiday, the family turned around and went home very disappointed. :(

I had most of the song written, but no tune. I rectified that this week and altered a few lines to fit the new tune. It does mention losing things to thieves, but doesn't specifically mention money, so this might be my bonus for this week.

I hope to get time to check up on all the songs I've not heard this week later today or tomorrow.


http://youtu.be/NhOsBZHrcIc

Lyrics in the usual place on YouTube.

Concertina
04-26-2014, 06:13 AM
Ok Ginny, first off...I'm super sorry that all I had time for was this quick and dirty video. This week has been ridiculously crazy for me. I should be getting ready for a wedding right now...but I needed some uke time.
Second...I say two little bad words (the A word) so sorry for that too...for those of you that know the original of this song...you know this is the Radio Edit...emphasis on the Edit.
I really wish I had more time to practice this week, this is one of my favorite songs to play because it's kind of hilarious.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1MFyoxOLS8&feature=youtu.be

greyghost
04-26-2014, 06:32 AM
"You know what the world really needs? A Jennifer Lopez/Pink Floyd mashup!" -- No one, ever.
We've decided this week to fill this much-needed void. You're Welcome, Internet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xItLRUA9BQ

unluckymum
04-26-2014, 06:54 AM
[B]krabbers - I Don't Want Your Greenback Dollar - Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Such great harmony. It's also nice, Mike, to hear you a little slower than your natural speed. This was just lovely. If Caroline's a UU member, let's have her be the Seasonista who presents Hedgeinspectors songs, which will be separate from krabbers' songs, so you'll keep Too Many Horses as your entry. Let me know if you'd like it another way.

Hi Ginny
I am indeed a very lazy and inactive member of the UU forum, please do as you suggest and take the HedgeInspectors' Greenback Dollar entry as mine !
Thank you, Caroline :)

krabbers
04-26-2014, 07:02 AM
Hi Ginny
I am indeed a very lazy and inactive member of the UU forum, please do as you suggest and take the HedgeInspectors' Greenback Dollar entry as mine !
Thank you, Caroline :)

YAY! Ginny managed to get Caroline (my wife to be ) to log back in.:)

strumsilly
04-26-2014, 07:04 AM
Sorry I'm so late to the party, but spring has arrived to the Okanagan valley and there's lots to do. Here's an old Woody tune.

http://youtu.be/aFbsllKAZ4I

bird's eye view of my ukelele
04-26-2014, 07:56 AM
I want you all to know that I am having a reeeeally good time hosting and talking to each of you.
Here's what happens to me when I'm really happy. This is me dancing with my son at his wedding in 2011.

66215
omg how did i miss this ???

you know i think sometimes when you click on that "show first unread post" button thing it does nothing of the sort, and sends you about three pages ahead of where you last were on the thread :mad:

but luckily i worked my way back and WOW ginny you are a total fox on the dance floor!

what does the fox do?

she GROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVES, is what she does!

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d159/lyndabeth/emoticons%20and%20mini%20anims%20etc/av-39.gif

GinnyT11
04-26-2014, 08:01 AM
YAY! Ginny managed to get Caroline (my wife to be ) to log back in.:)

I'm happy to do so, Mike. Do you think she might want to change her UU name to something like "luckybride."
And will you please do many more songs for the Seasons?

GinnyT11
04-26-2014, 08:18 AM
Barbablanca - Money Matters - This is an excellent song, Señor B.---excellent for the week and excellent in general. I love the quick picking pattern and I love the sound of that cavinquo. I knew you'd be writing an original, and this one offers great advice to those who will heed it. I also like the Catalonian wise-man look.


Barbablanca - Modern Highwayman - This scam is very common---I've read about it happening in many countries---but your song has a lot of power because it's written in first person from the point of view of the robber. Who likes to think of a robber laughing at how gullible we are? It's disheartening to know that we're gullible because we believe that others are following the better angels of their nature.


Concertina - Forget You - Did you know this was written by Bruno Mars? My son brought the music video to my attention and I love the song and the sentiment of it. Very nice job on this, Maria, to do such a strong performance a Dolphin. I love that strum, so steady, with your fine vocal rising above. You are one rockin' pop singer. I love your stuff.


Greyghost - Love Don't Cost a Thing - I almost wrote you, Luis, to make sure you posted a video for us, and I'm glad you two jumped in without my prompt. I feel like I'm sitting in on your studio sessions with all your interaction while you're doing the songs, as well as the dialogue. It's really fun to watch you two. I like the ending too.


Strumsilly - Do Re Mi - I like your version of this, Andy, cast very low vocally. The warm strumming makes you feel safe, then the lyrics really puncture people's hopeful idea of finding a better life. Sad times. Good beard though. Thanks for finding time to contribute this Season.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
04-26-2014, 10:54 AM
Went to bed with a sore throat, woke up with a nasty cold. Still, got to sing a song. Here's a great Jamaican song---enjoy, ~~~dave~wave~~~---originally performed by Dobby Dobson.


http://youtu.be/vc2Ec890dRU

xommen
04-26-2014, 12:48 PM
This song has a lot of mentions of money so here is my 4th and final bonus for this week. Enjoy (or not ;)). Some others already did this, but hey my version is totally different (I think anyway). Here is my take on Jessie J - Pricetag

http://youtu.be/Ez9A513F0zI

Yeti&Kira
04-26-2014, 01:03 PM
Hello, everyone!

Here's our i-ficial entry! :) We hope a song aboot washing dirty money counts for this one. Alborosie knows what's up :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qovahrK-a0

Jah! Rastafari!! :)

CeeJay
04-26-2014, 01:19 PM
I was going to do another couple of bonuses this week but felt obliged and honour bound to devote some practice time to the pieces that were to be played at this afternoons concert by the ukelele group I have joined at Hexham.

The Uketeers - Lizzy (my significant other)and my premiere in public together with the rest of the gang ...(Lizzy sings and percusses ..we both were delighted to be asked to perform with the group as we have only been with them for about a month and a half...so that's pretty cool) Two half hour performances at Hexham Festival...not as flash as it sounds ..but it is still out there in people land ....without the safety net of a camera and a re-do ...so now basking in that slightly rosy glow of a job fairly well done (it was not perfect but we never expected it to be)....or is that a rose glow ....hang on let me just check this bottle....no it is a Montepulciano glow ...and very fine it is too ......Cheers.

Thanks for Season 114 Ginny ...most excellent and personally quite extending........

Chris

Zaki
04-26-2014, 01:34 PM
After two weeks of absence I finally made it! I realized most of the time I spend at home I have no natural light to record properly, so...thats frustrating. What's also frustrating it's trying to learn the lyrics of thrift shop, I poorly managed to learn the first part and give up 'cause I wasn't enjoying it... soooo for this season I made an acoustic version of Billionare because after my failed attempt with thrift shop I don't wanna rap in a million years.

I'm playing my brand new Mainland tenor! It's beautiful and I loved it but my fingers and suffering from soprano/tenor transition :(

And here it is!

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

I've also decided that I've participating in the Seasons twice a month, to be able to maintain my previous challenge (record one song per "week" per year of my life and upload it to my soundcloud account :P)

GinnyT11
04-26-2014, 01:47 PM
theonlyukethatmatters - Loving Pauper - I'm sorry you're not feeling well, Ralf, but I want to thank you big time for making the effort to post this entry. I LOOOVE this song! It's the sentiment of I Can't Give You Anything But Love, but it's so tender and sweet and engaging, and I hope it's effective for that impoverished songster. I envy how you are so still and patient in slow songs, making much of their simplicity. Spare is the word, meaning elegantly simple.


xommen - Price Tag - Hey, you're in a new studio! Yes, each of the versions of this entry have been shaded differently. This was easy going and quite nice. What is the uke? It sounded a bit like a banjolele when I wasn't looking at the vid.


Yeti&Kira - Herbalist - This is AWESOME! I'm SO glad you posted a video this week! The song choice about money laundering is really surprising and effective, and you kept going and going and going on those rasta lyrics. Kira's melodica is a wonderful support for the uke, giving counterpoint to the steady strum. I did not expect anything like this and, as a result, I am delighted!

GinnyT11
04-26-2014, 01:49 PM
I was going to do another couple of bonuses this week but felt obliged and honour bound to devote some practice time to the pieces that were to be played at this afternoons concert by the ukelele group I have joined at Hexham.
...
Thanks for Season 114 Ginny ...most excellent and personally quite extending........
Chris

You chose correctly, Chris. The Seasons playing is to bolster your skills and confidence for live, in-person playing. That will really pay off.

CeeJay
04-26-2014, 02:24 PM
If I have got to grips with this world time zone difference thingy ..then there are still 36 hours left of 114 ?

Tch,where's a Doctor when you want one .....not Doctor when ? Dr Who !!!

GinnyT11
04-26-2014, 02:26 PM
Yes, the curtains close at the end of Sunday, Hawaii time.

Raygf
04-26-2014, 02:35 PM
Here's my entry Ginny. Putting on the Ritz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vYNhuh-0-w

librainian
04-26-2014, 03:08 PM
Nice one Ray! I almost hate to drop this one right after that brilliant performance but it's all I got in me this week I'm afraid. I had high hopes to record an interesting song from 1930 by Cannon's Jug Stompers but I can't wrap my head around the ragtime beat on it.

Ginny here's my official vid with just basic recording, no effects etc.

I bumped into this (unreleased?) Bob Dylan song "Money Blues" Written with Jacques Levy and copyright 1975


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J26go6vNNRw

29moons
04-26-2014, 04:11 PM
So after a crazy week with my back ailments along with my wife hurting her foot, along with her also getting bit by the neighbors dog and then hitting her head on the garage I was somehow able to get an entry and a bonus recorded. This is "Small Change" by Greg Kihn. Thanks for the great week Ginny and an awesome theme.


http://youtu.be/Zu2IOWQPmYI

29moons
04-26-2014, 04:39 PM
Here's that bonus I was talking about. Done in one take. Why is It I can do obscure Greg Kihn songs in one take but other songs I know take so many more? This is "Madison Avenue Man" by Greg Kihn.


http://youtu.be/s3aq7e9PNz0

GinnyT11
04-26-2014, 05:33 PM
Raygf - Putting on the Ritz - Ray, you DO look like Gary Cooper! What a super-duper performance! Buddha-like demeanor, fan stroke, mouth trumpet—you are not to be topped! Or top-hatted. I also like that fretting thing you do with your little finger. Just excellent in every way.


librainian - Money Blues - You and that baritone really love one another, Andrew. You play it with such ease that you need sunglasses to make us think you've got the blues. I could listen to you play for ages.
I was thinking about birdseye while I was watching your vid; I think your smooth baritone and her mad upstroking would make a good collaboration.


29moons - Small Change - I'm sorry you and your wife have had so many mishaps this week, John. Extra thanks for making the effort to record a video, especially one with such a cool-looking, studio-style setting. Nice work on a nice song for this week. What can you get with small change? I guess giving it away is the best option.


29 moons - Madison Avenue Man - Of the two Kihn songs you've done, I prefer your performance of this one—you've got a lot more personality showing and you've got some interesting changes in dynamic. I like this strum, too. You also do good production work on your videos; I like the starting cards and closing image. Am I remembering correctly that a year or so ago you were recording wherever you found a room where you could close the door? Was that you? If so, you've put that way behind you.


Adding Zaki—I had her out of order:
Zaki - I Want to Be a Billionaire - Glad you came back for more Seasons, Natalia. That's a crazy concept—I want to be a Billionare because being a Millionaire isn't enough. Congrats for trying a different scale of uke. You seemed to find the chords without a problem, and your strumming is solid. Onward with the tenor! More songs!

bonesigh
04-26-2014, 06:45 PM
Bonus number 2 (:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwKJ62Lwpgo&feature=youtube_gdata_player

29moons
04-26-2014, 06:46 PM
29moons - Small Change - I'm sorry you and your wife have had so many mishaps this week, John. Extra thanks for making the effort to record a video, especially one with such a cool-looking, studio-style setting. Nice work on a nice song for this week. What can you get with small change? I guess giving it away is the best option.

29 moons - Madison Avenue Man - Of the two Kihn songs you've done, I prefer your performance of this one—you've got a lot more personality showing and you've got some interesting changes in dynamic. I like this strum, too. You also do good production work on your videos; I like the starting cards and closing image. Am I remembering correctly that a year or so ago you were recording wherever you found a room where you could close the door? Was that you? If so, you've put that way behind you.[/QUOTE]

Thank you very much. "Small Change" was the original plan and "Madison Avenue Man" was an after thought which I think explains the spontaneity. Before the take you see I turned off the camera and did a full take then turned it on and did the one you see.

Greg Kihn is local to the Bay Area where I grew up so he was a local boy done good. He's still very popular there as a morning DJ on KFOX radio and does a lot of local concerts.

I've been working on my thumbnails and trying to make a consistent production on each video. Thanks for noticing and a great theme, loved it.

29moons
04-26-2014, 06:55 PM
Bonus number 2 (:

Danny's Song is YACHT ROCK! Written by Kenny Loggins. Great version and nicely done Bones.

myrnaukelele
04-26-2014, 08:12 PM
Danny's Song is YACHT ROCK! Written by Kenny Loggins. Great version and nicely done Bones.
Oh yes indeed! I'm singing along with ya! What a great song choice bonesigh.

mattydee
04-26-2014, 08:17 PM
Not sure if this has been done yet, but it's a real earworm. Ever since I first heard it on the radio a couple years ago, it's been bouncing around in there. Long week. This took far too many takes, and by the time it finally happened, I was playing way too fast. Ah well. Thanks for a fun week, Ginny.


http://youtu.be/VRYt0Bmya2Y

myrnaukelele
04-26-2014, 08:31 PM
Here's a fun money song. Bonus #1

http://youtu.be/2lLGl9khbTQ

thesillydave
04-26-2014, 08:52 PM
a late night bonus...money, money...from cabaret...duet...schmoo-et! going at it alone!

http://youtu.be/HKy5z8HwcSE
cheers all!

GinnyT11
04-27-2014, 04:18 AM
Bonesigh - Danny's Song - Gentle and sweet, this is an important message for people who still struggle with choosing between love and money. Nicely done, Janet.


myrnaukelele - There's Money in the Mail - This is wonderful, Myrna! It's fast and fun, fizzy and joyful, plus it has the surprise for us of hearing a cool song for the first time. Who doesn't like getting money in the mail? Thanks for coming up with this—I love it!


thesilllydave - Money, Money - Yes, yes, yes! I'm applauding hard here, Dave. Put this first-rate performance in the top drawer. I wanted to hear this song this week, and I'm so glad you took on the duet. It works just fine as a solo in your linen studio.


Mattydee - I Need a Dollar - Great work, Matt! This is a wonderful song for this theme. Your playing is fabulous—not a hiccup in that regular beat, and I like what you do way up the neck. Really, really fine vocal too. This is an excellent entry into the Mattydee songbook. However, this week I asked for songs with no electronic boosting. While the reverb really enhances the performance, I must put the entry in the bonus list, as we discussed.

.

myrnaukelele
04-27-2014, 06:22 AM
Bonus #2
I decided to take peewee up on his suggestion to learn this haunting song. It was quite a challenge. After many takes and many mistakes I finally got a version I could live with even though it's not perfect. It was getting really late, my voice was going, and I needed to head for bed. But it's a beautiful song and I'm glad I gave it a go.

http://youtu.be/LVow2sUPT5M

buc mcmaster
04-27-2014, 07:52 AM
Changed the strings last night from the Aquila Reds to Living Water and the change in the tone got me feeling mellow. I figure #114 is over by now, but 115 hasn't been announced as of yet.........so just for fun.....

Shot with an iPhone, enjoying the Sunday morning sun by the window.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJjh4bLG-ys

KoaDependent
04-27-2014, 08:34 AM
Aw Buc, that was so nice, I listened to it twice.

GinnyT11
04-27-2014, 08:37 AM
While you're waiting for Season 115, here's an interesting uker: Lemon Nash, the New Orleans Ukulele Maestro and Tent Show Troubador.

He's got a really interesting take of Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out, which we've heard this week. Click on the song title in the list at the top:
http://www.airplaydirect.com/music/LemonNash/

cua94
04-27-2014, 09:02 AM
a late night bonus...money, money...from cabaret...duet...schmoo-et! going at it alone!

cheers all!
This is a great one! I looked at it and knew it was beyond me but you did a wonderful job! Thanks!

myrnaukelele
04-27-2014, 09:35 AM
I figure #114 is over by now, but 115 hasn't been announced as of yet.........so just for fun.....


Actually this totally counts. The Season isn't over until midnight tonight (Sunday) Hawaii time. So there are hours yet to go in this Season.
Very nice bonus btw.

decaturcomp
04-27-2014, 09:54 AM
Too late, I know but it was a last minute thought. Weird song by an otherwise good songwriter, Willis Alan Ramsey...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YGov_sBxLc

GinnyT11
04-27-2014, 10:53 AM
myrnaukulele - Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? - That is the sound of despair, Myrna. This song is lovely on your baritone with your very gentle singing. I like how you let it end very quietly.


Buc McMaster - Pennies from Heaven 2 - This is lovely, so slow and elegant. Thanks for giving us two views of a great song.


decaturcomp - Satin Sheets - Praise the Lord and pass the mescaline? I thought this was going to be Satin sheets to sleep on... Well go on now and sing Mercedes Benz. Thanks for the extra bonus. Note for next time: I had a little trouble hearing your singing with your uke so forward.



Don't we have some world-weary Ruth Etting type who can sing Ten Cents a Dance?