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peaceweaver3
06-18-2014, 09:32 AM
Does anyone else recite poetry with uke accompaniment? And/or write about the uke? I don't think I've written anything uke-specific. But I do recite poems with uke accompaniment.

So, anyone want to share? Thought I'd post this here instead of Uke Talk because I hope you'll post links! :)

coolkayaker1
06-18-2014, 09:44 AM
Hi, Crystal. It's me, Steve, your recent PM friend.

There is a young lady named Marieke who plays ukulele and specifically performs story-to-song. She did her thesis on story-to-song, in fact. She has many performance videos on youtube, and she even has a long video, thirty minutes or so, where she teaches the youtube audience the steps to turning a story to a song for ukulele (or any instrument). She's a kind and lovely person. I'll post a link and anyone who searches her video library can find the longer video from 2013.

Looking forward to poetry in music replies to your UU thread, Crystal.

http://youtu.be/I8PeRh4Vq_s

Dougf
06-18-2014, 09:54 AM
This is a spoken piece that I did with uke accompaniment. I wrote it for my dad in his final days, based on a childhood memory.


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

Jools1050
06-18-2014, 10:08 AM
Wow Doug, that was very touching ! Brought a tear to my eye.

La Perdrix
06-18-2014, 10:17 AM
well, I do it in french, here : http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?97155-La-Perdrix-sings-Paul-Verlaine-!
I do the same for another french poet, Gaston Couté...

igorthebarbarian
06-18-2014, 07:36 PM
this is cool! very nice:


well, I do it in french, here : http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?97155-La-Perdrix-sings-Paul-Verlaine-!
I do the same for another french poet, Gaston Couté...

peaceweaver3
06-19-2014, 08:07 AM
I got distracted, positively though, by Marieke's material and Story to Song project. She is doing great, community-building work. :)

Doug, what a touching, meaningful piece - thank you for sharing that!

French isn't my strong point, but I enjoyed those too.

Any others, please share away!

Dougf
06-21-2014, 05:21 AM
This is a Gary Snyder poem I set to music, and then added a little slideshow. It's one of those poems that doesn't rhyme, but I think it still kind of works as a song.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnayP2hutO8

Olarte
06-21-2014, 05:30 AM
Beautiful!
Thank you so much for sharing....

It touched me In a deep way as I re-evaluate many of my concepts and ideas I held for most of my life, as I count down to surgery in 30 days to deal with prostate cancer. Time, and the relativity of our lifetime being such an interesting idea, or who anyone of us really is in the scheme of things, nature, life, time...

Thank you,
Ivan


This is a spoken piece that I did with uke accompaniment. I wrote it for my dad in his final days, based on a childhood memory.


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

coolkayaker1
06-21-2014, 05:59 AM
DougF: Wow! That's deep stuff. Thank you.

Olarte: Let's pray that the surgeon carves out all of it, and that you will be forever fine. That's my prayer for you.

Olarte
06-25-2014, 02:44 AM
DougF: Wow! That's deep stuff. Thank you.

Olarte: Let's pray that the surgeon carves out all of it, and that you will be forever fine. That's my prayer for you.

Thank you both for sharing and for your prayers. Life is tough but it's the arts, poetry, music, and the human connection even between strangers that become friends that makes it all bearable...

Mahalo!
Ivan