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Yeti&Kira
08-09-2014, 01:15 PM
http://youtu.be/8i4a0sdztUI

Hello, fellow seasonistas!

We really love reggae music and a ukulele seems to be a perfect instrument to play reggae at home.

So we decided to host a REGGAE season here at the SOTU contest.

You can play a reggae cover of any song you want. It could be a well-known reggae hit (there's an example list below) or it could be any other song you like played in a reggae manner.

We would really appreciate if you stuck to the original upbeat downstroke reggae rhythm technique.

The prizes would be these traditional russian hats, so when the time comes we will pick two winners.

Here is one of many reggae HIT LISTs (http://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_songs-Reggae.html)

The rules:
* The Ukulele should be prominent in your video but does not have to be present all the time.
* Maximum of three entries no bonuses please. If you want to do more send the rest to the misfit island.
* Multi tracking, use of effects etc. are permitted.
* Your entries should be a new recording made during this season.
* No entries before 00.00am Sunday July 10th and end 00.00pm Sunday July 17th Hawaii time.

PLAYLIST (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcJQJa9KIbXrJZ2FlYzt8w8FSa5pJVD-Y)

HAVE A GREAT REGGAE SEASON!!

lelouden
08-09-2014, 01:28 PM
Well Ok Reggae it is. This should be fun!

Tootler
08-09-2014, 01:42 PM
Just home from a weekend at a folk festival. Will have to change my style a bit here. Should be fun.

Got my daughter, with granddaughter arriving tomorrow so will probably be later in the week.

Meantime need to check some possibilities out.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-09-2014, 02:27 PM
oooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmgggggggggg
dooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwn strummmmmmmmmmmss
:eek:

every day something new
something new to learn to do
:music:

CeeJay
08-09-2014, 02:33 PM
Reggae Mon....me down wid dat an ting ya' knaw......oh I and I is looking forward to the challenge and have to look out me Revolutionary Dub LP....and some other 'erbs as well ....Jah Rule .......

CJ

Markwo
08-09-2014, 03:11 PM
oooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmgggggggggg
dooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwn strummmmmmmmmmmss

:music:
Hahaha! Just do choppy and chunky upstrums.

GinnyT11
08-09-2014, 03:26 PM
Hello, Yeti and Kira! It's fantastic that you are hosting from Russia!

Let me pour us some tea...would you please tell us a little about yourselves? What city do you live in, and where did you learn English? Do you use English for your work?
When did you start with the ukulele and melodica, and where are you able to buy ukes? Do you play with friends or a local group?

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-09-2014, 05:00 PM
Hahaha! Just do choppy and chunky upstrums.
i think i might!

i just tried a bit of reggae-style downstrumming and thought yeah this is cool and then i tried singing along and the wheels fell off!!!!!!!!!!!!

even upstrumming, the wheels fell off, but NOT SO MUCH!!!!!!!!

so............................................. we'll see!


plus a question for our hosts - will you have yeti's hat as a prize for the guys (ooh i'm a poet and i don't know it!) and kira's as a prize for the girls......................... or can chicks win yeti's hat? it's so cool!

obviously with my dodgy upstrum situation i'm not gonna get a look in either way. but i was just wonderin'................

TCK
08-09-2014, 05:29 PM
Yes! The contingent in Cloverdale is pleased.
REGGAE TIME!69815

MikeOnTheUke
08-09-2014, 06:44 PM
So many songs I wanna do. Just gotta narrow it down to the handful I'll record. X3

ohmless
08-09-2014, 07:11 PM
at first was apprehensive about getting a song out this week due to it being songs with style. haha. I did a few youtube vids and will use some Bo Diddley moves to a reggae song after some practice.

wee_ginga_yin
08-09-2014, 07:33 PM
I got family visiting all this week and next, and will be spending
most of my time at the summerhouse building a summer kitchen.
But not wanting to miss this season I decided to go with an
irreverent Flashback, which was done by the Everly Pregnant Brothers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZwqt6E_mbM)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DBWZP3Z5kU

69816

GregTheGoldenEgg
08-09-2014, 08:02 PM
Hi Yeti. Hi Kira.

Great choice. Love dem reggae riddims.

Would also like to wish you a very merry and happy reggae Christmas and New Years-

Ya mon

Yeti&Kira
08-09-2014, 11:41 PM
Hello, Yeti and Kira! It's fantastic that you are hosting from Russia!

Let me pour us some tea...would you please tell us a little about yourselves? What city do you live in, and where did you learn English? Do you use English for your work?
When did you start with the ukulele and melodica, and where are you able to buy ukes? Do you play with friends or a local group?

Hello! Thanks for the tea! We live in Moscow and we learned English at school. :) I mostly use Italian for my work, but yes, English sometimes as well... We travel a lot in our car so we meet a lot of interesting people and communicate using all means we got. Actually, one of the facts inspiring us to do a reggae season was that we just got home from the "ReggaeSunSka", a four-days reggae festival in Bordeaux, France which was really great!

I started playing Uke when I first came to know about this instrument, in 2004, I think. And I bonded uke and melodica ever since I saw GUGUG's channel on Youtube. The man truly inspired me... But it's so much more fun to play live not multitracked! So now Kira and I try to progress in ukulele AND melodica together.

We get melodicas in musical instruments shops. Plus there is a ukulele-balalaika shop in moscow. :)

We play in a local band. I play the bass, Kira plays on keyboards. But we mostly play punk-rock and surf music. No place for the ukulele here, unfortunately.

Heve a nice season! jah! rastafari!! )


i think i might!

i just tried a bit of reggae-style downstrumming and thought yeah this is cool and then i tried singing along and the wheels fell off!!!!!!!!!!!!

even upstrumming, the wheels fell off, but NOT SO MUCH!!!!!!!!

so............................................. we'll see!


plus a question for our hosts - will you have yeti's hat as a prize for the guys (ooh i'm a poet and i don't know it!) and kira's as a prize for the girls......................... or can chicks win yeti's hat? it's so cool!

obviously with my dodgy upstrum situation i'm not gonna get a look in either way. but i was just wonderin'................

Hey! we planned to pick a male winner for the black hat and a lady winner for the Kira's hat. Don't worry, just participate, who knows, maybe we can suddenly come up with an extra-prize! :rolleyes:


I got family visiting all this week and next, and will be spending
most of my time at the summerhouse building a summer kitchen.

Goodluck with the summer kitchen! "No oven - no pie" is a great one!! You should find a minute and record one more!! :)


Hi Yeti. Hi Kira.

Great choice. Love dem reggae riddims.

Would also like to wish you a very merry and happy reggae Christmas and New Years-

Ya mon

Welcome to the season 130, everyone! We do hope you have fun with this one!

barefootgypsy
08-10-2014, 12:36 AM
Ooh I love reggae.... and will see you later!

pabrizzer
08-10-2014, 01:08 AM
This song is written by Jim (uke4ia).
I first saw it in Season 127 and really liked it.
pabrizzered pretty badly here especially the ending but I did employ my one take rule.
Waterman's Reggae

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri16AjFs4cg

Jim's original here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N93VCvmimfk)

xommen
08-10-2014, 01:31 AM
Not sure if it is reggea style, but at least it is a reggea song. Bob Marley - No Woman no Cry:

http://youtu.be/A3o5PD14PaA

BigDaddyUker
08-10-2014, 08:59 AM
I cannot do this reggae strum thing.....WTH

Yeti&Kira
08-10-2014, 09:17 AM
I cannot do this reggae strum thing.....WTH

Get yourself together, man! Take a look at Pabrizzer! Now that is what I call swinging stepper riddim! So good!! :)

"No woman no cry" is a good choice, though. No need to study wicked strumming :)

BigDaddyUker
08-10-2014, 09:34 AM
Get yourself together, man! Take a look at Pabrizzer! Now that is what I call swinging stepper riddim! So good!! :)

"No woman no cry" is a good choice, though. No need to study wicked strumming :)

Listen Bob 'Yeti' Marley, I was together till I tried this reggae strum thing!!! I started the strum, stubbed a finger then fell into some sort of BEV up strum rant.

PABRIZZER nailed Uke4ia's song!!!!

ohmless
08-10-2014, 09:39 AM
Have the opposite issue. Fine with the rhythm but need more chord practice(barred F shape A chord.) Will get one done though at least this week.

UkeyDave
08-10-2014, 11:18 AM
The prizes would be these traditional russian hats
Wow a traditional Russian Hat - WHAT A FABULOUS PRIZE. I'M IN.

RAB11
08-10-2014, 11:28 AM
I parodied this song a while ago for Janet's week. Today I've done it properly though. Well.... Not properly but with the right words at least. Got another planned that I hope I can pull together while getting ready for my week. Great theme Yeti&Kira.


http://youtu.be/an0ikCbHy9M

UkeyDave
08-10-2014, 11:41 AM
For anyone slightly confused by the reggae beat. The accent of the beat is on the 3 and the 4 NOT the 2 and the 4.
If you count loudly One Two Three Four quickly and say the three and the four louder it may help you to hear it.
Don't know if that helps anyone. :-)

elmann
08-10-2014, 11:59 AM
After we_ginga_yin's unbeatable unprepared pie and Pa's great rendition, here's my reggae. Too fast, but after some tries I gave up to slow down. Hope to I find another song to reggae it.


http://youtu.be/opmiFwpKkmE

lelouden
08-10-2014, 12:58 PM
Heres mine. Someone had to do it...Why not me?!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4RAJxzS364&feature=youtu.be

Accoarding to every tutorial I've watched its counted 1&2&3&4&. Every beat is to be muted except 2&, 4 or 2&, 4&.

But, what do I know except clearly its not as easy to figure out as one might think:confused:

Yeti, Kira, Thunderflea....Anyone?????

decaturcomp
08-10-2014, 01:04 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdGmtE2HPpM

lelouden
08-10-2014, 01:11 PM
Here is a decent tutorial for anyone that needs help or practice:)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Aqr63WJi7c&list=PLuwIpXWA_RJV8jFJg16wKbl5iHR9C6iWT&index=40

And for anyone that can pull this off they deserve the hat!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G4505RW-yE

CeeJay
08-10-2014, 02:16 PM
http://youtu.be/HgELLLIQwXs

Swing Low Sweet Chariot .....


not sure ..but Hello to new Uke, Omega Zedro (11 of 20...could be a Borg Uke !!) Soprano......and Lizzy 's round bangy thingy....snare drum......not sure if the beat is proper ....but hey mon........

Harry122
08-10-2014, 02:20 PM
Okay, I'll give it a try. This is an old calypso song. I put backing reggae drum/bass behind it to make it feel more reggae-y, but I'm not sure I succeeded. In any case, it's a fun song.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jniha-GVVRE&feature=youtu.be
Shame and Scandal in the Family

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-10-2014, 02:25 PM
oooooooooooookaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

i whined quite a lot to linda, i said "linda i can't DO this" and she said "pull yourself together woman, have you tried setting your korg drum gizmo thing to something a bit reggae-like, and seeing if that helps???"

so i did

and it did

i'm not there yet, but the wheels fell off a bit less!

so - thank you linda! - and here is "stir it up" :eek:


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

i did this before i saw linda's and ukey dave's top tips for getting the rhythm right, gonna go try all that now...

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-10-2014, 03:02 PM
fell into some sort of BEV up strum rant.

:eek: you say that like it's a bad thing!!!!!!!

strumsilly
08-10-2014, 04:06 PM
Well, I'm an old, skinny white guy on a ukulele trying to play reggae, you asked for it, but don't worry.

http://youtu.be/rel6PRVDJj4

lelouden
08-10-2014, 04:30 PM
Awe shucks skinny white guy. Its set to private!

Jazzbanjorex
08-10-2014, 04:52 PM
I've done this song before on YT but a different strum and not for The Seasons.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV55O0S7_-g&feature=youtu.be

TCK
08-10-2014, 07:17 PM
Cracker from Cloverdale playing acoustic Ukulele reggae seemed to beg for a tribute to my favorite cracker playing reggae on an acoustic guitar from Canada.

Rastaman- Chris Murray.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ8PVIifsZk&feature=youtu.be

Phluffy the Destroyer
08-10-2014, 09:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl2pja4Qzzk&list=UUSMhUNXAPzA2g3pxLvDYhPA

pabrizzer
08-10-2014, 10:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THsXiuYcXy0

UkeyDave
08-10-2014, 11:55 PM
Accoarding to every tutorial I've watched its counted 1&2&3&4&. Every beat is to be muted except 2&, 4 or 2&, 4&.

But, what do I know except clearly its not as easy to figure out as one might think:confused:

Yeti, Kira, Thunderflea....Anyone?????
If your counting 1& 2& 3& 4& then the 2& is the 3 and 4 and the 4& is ALSO the 3 and the 4. SAME THING Linda. lol
It is much easier to count ONE TWO THREE FOUR and accent the THREE , FOUR. I played the reggae chip on drums in a Samba band for a number of years.

Yeti&Kira
08-11-2014, 02:25 AM
The youtube playlist gains videos and we'd like to thank everybody posting their videos! You guys are great, we hope you all find something interesting for yourselves in this weeks season!!

RAB11

Nice one, Rab11! Keep it up, Rasta!

elmann

It's not too fast! :) reggae tempos differ. This one is ok!

lelouden

You're great, Linda!! The multitracking, the sound of 2 (3??) ukuleles, chorus singing, the video editing!! You are a one-lady-pro-production!! )

There is no one correct way to play reggae actually. There are many different strumming patterns, that give you this sweet rocking feeling. The main one is as simple as 1&2&3&4& with a really short, but powerful downstroke on each &. That's it. And to make it easier it is common to do a fake (muted or without touching the strings at all)) downstroke on every 1,2,3,4. So you basically swing your palm twice as frequent as you actually strum. I hope I made myself clear :)

decaturcomp

Alan, your virtouso (i don't know how you say that in english) playing makes me smile! Jammin' to your piece, man! :)

CeeJay

I don't know why but this song is associated with baptist church in ny head ) Still good work, I really like the drumming and editing, CeeJay!

Harry122

Shame and scandal used to be a calypso song before the ska era! Now I'd rather consider it a ska classic. Good choice and good performance!

bird's eye view of my ukelele

You did great! Try and use my advice above. Instead of upstroke use the down motion and double your moves! ) I knew Bob Marley would be the top choice this week...

strumsilly

Hey! I'm sure there's a great video, but please turn it public!

Jazzbanjorex

Montego bay!! Yeah!! :)

TCK

Sellasie! Farai!

Phluffy the Destroyer

I tried to imagine Bob was from Canada and it did the trick ) Thumbs up!

pabrizzer

Another perfect playing and singing! ) Loved it!!

wee_ginga_yin
08-11-2014, 03:01 AM
Goodluck with the summer kitchen! "No oven - no pie" is a great one!! You should find a minute and record one more!! :)


Well I have another Marley *Flashback* and also some advice on performing on the Uke by the inimitable Jimmy McGee (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RivNHwGBsHM).
which goes a long way to explain why the song is done in a Scottish accent.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg6g1K103wU

strumsilly
08-11-2014, 04:46 AM
Well, I'm an old, skinny white guy on a ukulele trying to play reggae, you asked for it, but don't worry.

http://youtu.be/rel6PRVDJj4
Sorry, I never hit publish, should be ok now

frisbee fred
08-11-2014, 01:54 PM
Parents of college-age kids who finally make it into the workforce may appreciate this. I wrote it one hot day when I was home by the pool and my son had texted me saying how hard his work was. It's as close to Reggae as I'll ever get.....

Summertime by Fred Grubb

It's summertime and I'm by the pool
It's summertime and I'm no fool
My son is workin' but I am cool
It's summertime and I'm by the pool

The leaves are turning and I don't care
The leaves are turning, the wind's in my hair
My son is working, he thinks it's not fair
The leaves are turning and I don't care

The snow is falling and I've got my skis
The snow is falling and I'm so at ease
My son is workin' and he's displeased
The snow is falling and I've got my skis

Spring is here, gonna watch those Sox*
Spring is here, maybe count my stocks
My son is workin in the school of hard knocks
Spring is here, gonna watch those Sox

*For those of you abroad this refers to watching the Boston Red Sox baseball team.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=docySt-RE9U

ukuleledaddy
08-11-2014, 02:09 PM
This is a theme near and dear to my heart. I'd love to do a ton of songs this week. Probably won't have time for more than this unfortunately.
By the way, TCK does a great radio show once a week and he often plays Reggae, tons of wonderful stuff I've never heard before. I think if you just go to Podomatic.com and look for The Songs Stuck In My Head you'll find it.

Here's some Peter Tosh:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usSkkEyP_hE&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA

greyghost
08-11-2014, 02:49 PM
10cc is one of my favorite bands, and I've never tackled one of their songs before. With the reggae theme, "Dreadlock Holiday" is the obvious choice--I don't like being obvious, so here's my take on "I'm Not in Love" instead.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6HpfUCIuZ4

bonesigh
08-11-2014, 03:55 PM
Yeti&Kira. I have PMed you but perhaps you have not seen it. Please contact me with your address so I can send you the special cling that one of our winners, Linda L. bequeathed to you from the puppets and parodies season. (: It's so cute your just gonna love it! Your entry BTW was out of this world, perhaps in another galaxy in the "Purrfect World"!

ddanner
08-11-2014, 07:06 PM
Great theme idea and very well demonstrated! Love the hats!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-11-2014, 07:35 PM
bird's eye view of my ukelele
Instead of upstroke use the down motion and double your moves!
okay................

i tried but i can't do down strums very well :(

however i did manage to double my moves :D well - half the time.

doubling my moves - half the time - takes me back to where i started surely?! :eek:

oh well i tried! it's kinda like rubbing your tummy with one hand and patting your head with the other - i can double my strums but only when i'm not singing!

still, here's the best i can do, it's a small and very humble homemade songlet, sorta reggae, or trying to be...

"little painted uke"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O3BbD3OrhY

i seem to be playing my little painted uke all the time right now, and i've noticed a lot of people have used their little painted ukes for videos recently, and so i wanted to write a little sorta-reggae song in praise of my and indeed everyone's little painted ukes

CharlotteC
08-11-2014, 10:12 PM
I got to play and sign the LWU for this season with pa.
The song is a Ben Harper song called with My Own Two Hands.
I only learnt it today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4n7rVtCR5A

Rustyy
08-11-2014, 11:55 PM
Here's my first attempt at Reggae, and thank you Yeti & Kira for the opportunity.
This is a classic Greg Allman song - Midnight Rider - done with a Reggae feel, that I first heard here in Australia by Ross Wilson, and which, as it turned out, was not very similar to how my version sounds.
Investigation for this attempt showed me that Paul Davidson did it in a reggae style back in 1975. I had never heard of him or his version before this, and it also is not very similar to mine.
Hope you like it. I had fun.


http://youtu.be/HuuMbBd0fH8

UkeyDave
08-12-2014, 01:49 AM
Entry Number 1 from me.
UB40 did do a reggae version of this classic but although I do like UB40 I didn't really like their version of this song. I seem to remember many many years ago hearing a great reggae version sung by a female but can't find any record of it so I may have dreamt it. Anyway, here it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx-VU_3Sc-o
Count along Linda ;-)

greenie44
08-12-2014, 03:02 AM
On the road and didn't think I would get a chance to do an entry, but can't help doing a little Jonathan Richman.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX07K7uA84w&feature=youtu.be

decaturcomp
08-13-2014, 02:45 AM
A peculiar little Peter Tosh number. The title refers to horsing around or goofing off in Jamaican patois some of the time. However, since it also means something like catching and pitching Touch seems to be using the more physical, intimate meaning of the term.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyDiDiMagaw
Terri and I got to hang out with him and Sly and Robbie backstage for a while once but they didn't really seem to want outsiders around. Robbie Shakespeare is still the most amazing bass player I've ever heard outside of some of the jazz greats.

BigDaddyUker
08-13-2014, 02:48 AM
It's the old fat white guys attempt. Poor reggae but want to get something out here and now I'll work on improving.


http://youtu.be/Cdyv0RmS874

Jazzbanjorex
08-13-2014, 03:16 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtkiaMljz28

UkeyDave
08-13-2014, 05:12 AM
Seems my entry 2 and entry 3 from yesterday have disappeared from the thread. Anyone else? :deadhorse:

Markwo
08-13-2014, 05:58 AM
Repost of my 1st entry - mine disappeared too UkeyDave! Sublime is not a reggae band but their music is obviously heavily influenced by it. I love me some Sublime!

http://youtu.be/LSxnDl3pCCI

UkeyDave
08-13-2014, 06:09 AM
Repost of entry No.2

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

UkeyDave
08-13-2014, 06:10 AM
Repost of entry number 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7QrS3q67no

UkeCan1
08-13-2014, 07:13 AM
Seems my entry 2 and entry 3 from yesterday have disappeared from the thread. Anyone else? :deadhorse:

Might be a casualty of the forum attack and the administrators' valiant battle to resurrect it. Dave and Mark, thanks for re-posting!

Everybody else, please check anything you posted yesterday afternoon ... and re-post if you find it missing!

mythinformed
08-13-2014, 07:15 AM
Today is the first day I've been able to access the site for some reason so will try and get something in time permitting.

TCK
08-13-2014, 07:27 AM
My second was swallowed yesterday by the time machine...
But the Doctor has saved the day!
In any event- another time machine. No reggae artist was even close to as prolific as Gregory Isaacs...I figure he ought to be here. This is one those crazy kids in the UK gobbled up in the late sixties.
Don't let me suffer.
5 AM or some ungodly hour, complete with canine accompaniment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq06yo6Fiiw&list=UU1xday0NyeuItGfSKVnR8-w

UkeyDave
08-13-2014, 08:47 AM
Help with Reggae beat (reggae chip).
A couple of people have asked me about strumming a reggae song. I hope this short little demo helps.
My rationale is that if you can tap this beat and sing along to yourself tapping it then it should be even easier to strum it in a reggae style.
Hope this helps. If not, well don't blame me or blame it on the sunshine, don't blame it on the moonlight. Blame it on the boogie. (Disclaimer - I make no claim to be an expert. If anyone injures themselves whilst undertaking this dangerous practice - tough luck) ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kajTVFF7Kso

barefootgypsy
08-13-2014, 08:50 AM
My entry from yesterday afternoon disappeared in all the chaos - so here it is again! Thanks for the alerts! I love Bob Marley but couldn't hack one of his although I tried, so here's......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4y5AATNZ5Y

RAB11
08-13-2014, 09:59 AM
Here's my second entry. It's not really reggae, it's by a gypsy punk band called Gogol Bordello. They definitely have a reggae influence in a lot of their songs, and I would have tried one of them but I didn't want to offend our hosts with my complete lack of Russian. But this definitely ticks one reggae box. A bit of social commentary.


http://youtu.be/t4SCVKy7UjI

Yeti&Kira
08-13-2014, 10:37 AM
Sorry for not staying online too often, we're in ural mountains right now and these server fails don't help us too much.. we watch the videos and have so much fun! everybody is soo good!! :) we thank everyone for participating!!

wee_ginga_yin

How is your summer kitchen? Very nice cover that was!!

strumsilly

No worries, man! good one!

Frisbee fred

Wohoo! I bet your son loved this song! ) have showed it to him?? The pool is a nice place to play !!

ukuleledaddy

A great song and a great performance! You seem to enjoy this kinf of music )

greyghost

When i saw you played 10cc I was sure you would choose "dreadlock holiday"! But your choise was even better! I like the pauses between the parts of the song :) It happens to us rather frequently :)

Bird's eye view of my ukulele

Haha! You seem like having fun this week! don't you? :) The strumming didn't change from the last video! What's the trick?

redpaul1
08-13-2014, 10:51 AM
A few people have been experiencing difficulties coming to grips with a reggae strum, so I've made this introductory video. Hopefully it will help you get started.

The thing most other tutorials on the reggae strum on the ukulele overlook is the importance of establishing a context for the downbeats. It's no good strumming two downbeats a bar if no-one knows when/where the bar is supposed to start. So in this video I've concentrated on this issue.

As you all know, a reggae beat has quite a choppy pattern, so if you are trying to learn it, it's best to start on a soprano uke or smaller. The relative lack of sustain really helps.

I didn't mention it in the video, and I haven't seen it mentioned too often in other tutorials, but the right hand is as important in muting the strings as the left, if not more so. Both the techniques I demonstrate here use right hand muting in one way or another

If you are having difficulties, do take a look. It took over 3 hours to upload :/


http://youtu.be/1-GUgT9x_KI

UkeyDave
08-13-2014, 11:33 AM
A few people have been experiencing difficulties coming to grips with a reggae strum, so I've made this introductory video. Hopefully it will help you get started.

The thing most other tutorials on the reggae strum on the ukulele overlook is the importance of establishing a context for the downbeats. It's no good strumming two downbeats a bar if no-one knows when/where the bar is supposed to start. So in this video I've concentrated on this issue.

As you all know, a reggae beat has quite a choppy pattern, so if you are trying to learn it, it's best to start on a soprano uke or smaller. The relative lack of sustain really helps.

I didn't mention it in the video, and I haven't seen it mentioned too often in other tutorials, but the right hand is as important in muting the strings as the left, if not more so. Both the techniques I demonstrate here use right hand muting in one way or another


Tutorials are dependant on learning style. Having played drums for a number of years in a Samba band I saw lots of different learning styles. For me, as a kinetic learner I had to FEEL the rhythm before I could learn it. For example, I had to physically stand next to someone who could play it competently and copy by feeling the rhythm within and also by watching their movement as they did so. This doesn't work for everyone. One chap could only learn by having the music in front of him with the rhythm written down. To me this was completely alien and a waste of time. I reckon what a learner gets out of a tutorial therefore is inherently down to individual differences. The up strum for me is not really an option either. Oh - and If you aint got RIDDUM you'll NEVER skank. lol
Oh and welcome back stranger, we've missed you. ;-)

PhillyV
08-13-2014, 01:27 PM
Man, reggae strumming is completely new to me... but I had a great time learning this song and playing it.



http://youtu.be/sp8X1ggJWSY

ukuleledaddy
08-13-2014, 02:10 PM
One of the first Reggae albums I ever heard was Jimmy Cliff In Concert. I wore that album out pretty quickly. That same year I was lucky enough to see Jimmy Cliff perform at The Fillmore in San Francisco. I was completely blown away. I've seen him three more times since and he never disappoints. That man has more energy than I had when I was eight. If you like Reggae even a little, check out his live album. Here's a song from it.


http://youtu.be/J5Z8g-cTYRM

uke4ia
08-13-2014, 02:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-pbUOGyCmQ

Whew. I've spent most of the last two evenings helping my daughter move from being part of my iTunes account to having an account of her own. This turned out to be a much more complicated procedure than it ought to be. :mad:

But tonight is uke time. This is "When the Lights Gone Out" by Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers. (A follow-up to playing Berni's "When the Last Light Has Gone" a few week ago.) :D

cua94
08-13-2014, 02:49 PM
here is my entry (trying again)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMZNMsrIx98

decaturcomp
08-13-2014, 02:51 PM
Reggae is noted for its tradition of social criticism in its lyrics. Some reggae lyrics attempt to raise the political consciousness of the audience, such as by criticizing materialism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_materialism), or by informing the listener about controversial subjects such as Apartheid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa_under_apartheid).There are many artists who utilize religious themes in their music — whether it be discussing a specific religious topic, or simply giving praise to God (Jah (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jah)). Other common socio-political topics in reggae songs include black nationalism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_nationalism), anti-racism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-racism), anti-colonialism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonialism),[15] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggae#cite_note-15) anti-capitalism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-capitalism) and criticism of political systems and"Babylon" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rastafarian_vocabulary#Other_words).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWTaELsmdLI
- "It took 44 days just to arrest Zimmerman, and the police chief had to get fired for that to happen."
- If Trayvon was crouching over Zimmerman when he was shot, why is there no Trayvon blood on Zimmerman?
- "Zimmerman lied about not knowing the 'Stand Your Ground' law while in fact he had taken a class on it, with an 'A,' no less! "
- "Zimmerman said Trayvon jumped out of the bushes... except there are no bushes where the encounter took place."
- Trayvon was supposed to have smashed Zimmerman on the nose, yet for the type of damage seen, there was no blood on Trayvon's hands or clothes.
- "Zimmerman claims that he shot Trayvon while he was in a tussle with him grabbing the gun, yet there were no fingerprints or DNA found on the gun or holster of the assailant that belonged to Trayvon."

Jazzbanjorex
08-13-2014, 04:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoWwGn9FbrA&feature=youtu.be

librainian
08-13-2014, 06:06 PM
I've been sick with a respiratory illness for a couple weeks. Here's my first attempt at singing. Any croakiness, hoarseness etc is purely from my cough, but you can pretend it's from smoking a HUGE SPLIFF if it makes it feel more authentic. I gave that sh*t up decades ago. Here's a Jack Johnson joint. Don't poo poo it now! I might take offense and leave the party and take all my ganja wid me!


http://youtu.be/qtuAPHYqtNw

lelouden
08-13-2014, 07:24 PM
Here is my #2 and final vid for the week. I won't have time to do another :( This has been a fun and educational week thanks to Dave and Paul, and I appreciate their help. Don't know if it made a difference for me cuz teaching an old dog new tricks is difficult!

Bow Wow ;)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbAX4ViBI5o&feature=youtu.be

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-13-2014, 07:34 PM
a third vid from me, no i'm not getting any better at this! but i'm having a great time anyway!

"baby come back", bit of amplification on the uke this time


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

pabrizzer
08-14-2014, 01:58 AM
My third number
Quarter of a Man a David Lindley song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTlMcTagc5s

Phluffy the Destroyer
08-14-2014, 02:59 AM
@ decaturcomp

And yet, mysteriously, George Zimmerman was found "Not Guilty"...

Oh that's right! The state had no case. They came to the jury with b.s. like "He lied about learning a law", witnesses that sounded functionally retarded on the stand, no credible experts, and were convinced that because Barack Inane Obama and Eric Holder wanted him to be convicted they were practically assured of a guilty verdict.

The reason Zimmerman wasn't arrested for 44 days was that there wasn't enough evidence to convict him. So, it would appear that the police chief they fired was a hell of a lot more intelligent than every race-baiting armchair lawyer from the President on down to Chris Matthews.

CeeJay
08-14-2014, 04:40 AM
I actually have no clue what is being talked/written about in the threads above .....but my 7 legged Boris The Spider Senses tell me that it ain't about Ukes..Reggae ....or Seasonal.........unless we are really stretchingggggggggggg the social comment aspect of Reggae to the point of transparency ....in which case I refer to my phrase the first (in a Yoda like manner ..doh)

Cheers ..


Jar The Void...

ddanner
08-14-2014, 05:02 AM
Here is my #2 and final vid for the week. I won't have time to do another :(

Sorry to hear there won't be a third one from you this Season Linda. I really look forward to your entries. I forgot to mention with my YT comment that I also really enjoyed your personalized editing of the lyrics on this one. Of course; because I went searching for other YouTube covers of this tune, I now have to watch yours again to get the mental imagery of the Bruno Mars video with Leonard Nimoy out of my mind!

PhillyV
08-14-2014, 05:39 AM
Great job, man. Nailed the rhythm.

PhillyV
08-14-2014, 05:41 AM
Great job. You nailed that rhythm.



After we_ginga_yin's unbeatable unprepared pie and Pa's great rendition, here's my reggae. Too fast, but after some tries I gave up to slow down. Hope to I find another song to reggae it.


http://youtu.be/opmiFwpKkmE

Dougf
08-14-2014, 06:34 AM
Since our hosts are Russian aficionados of reggae, I thought I’d try adding a touch of reggae to a traditional Russian song. You might recognize the tune as “Those Were the Days”, recorded by Mary Hopkin. The original is by Russian composer Boris Fomin, with lyrics by Konstantin Podrevskii.


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

cua94
08-14-2014, 07:59 AM
Mine did too!


Seems my entry 2 and entry 3 from yesterday have disappeared from the thread. Anyone else? :deadhorse:

lelouden
08-14-2014, 10:12 AM
Sorry to hear there won't be a third one from you this Season Linda. I really look forward to your entries. I forgot to mention with my YT comment that I also really enjoyed your personalized editing of the lyrics on this one. Of course; because I went searching for other YouTube covers of this tune, I now have to watch yours again to get the mental imagery of the Bruno Mars video with Leonard Nimoy out of my mind!

Awe thanks Dennis for that:) Put a huge smile on my face!!!

PhillyV
08-14-2014, 10:33 AM
Can anyone tell me if there is a way to delete a post? I was trying to compliment someone and ended up posting two things I didn't mean to.

UkeCan1
08-14-2014, 10:54 AM
We really love reggae music and a ukulele seems to be a perfect instrument to play reggae at home.

So we decided to host a REGGAE season here at the SOTU contest.

* No entries before 00.00am Sunday July 10th and end 00.00pm Sunday July 17th Hawaii time.

I just noticed this. Am I wrong, or aren't Seasons 8 days long ... they overlap on Sunday? I have seen a lot of us get confused by Seasons timing.

I think Y&K here are saying this one starts at "00:00am Sunday July 10th", meaning the midnight at the beginning of Sunday the 10th, and ends "00:00pm Sunday July 17th", meaning the midnight at the end of Sunday July 17th, so 8 full days. That's a very subtle and clever way to put it!

I think the confusion comes from the fact that "midnight" is technically the moment that divides two days, therefore it's technically incorrect, or at best confusing, to refer to midnight on a particular day ... is midnight Sunday the midnight between Saturday and Sunday, or between Sunday and Monday?

In the case of our Seasons, they begin on the Saturday/Sunday midnight, and end on the Sunday/Monday midnight eight days later.

Maybe we should just say they start at 11:59:59pm (or 23:59:59) on Saturday, and end at 12:00:01am on Monday? At least, I think we would do well (as hosts) to spell out that the Season runs eight days and includes both Sundays.

Much of the time this is completely un-obvious, and I think leads to people missing out on the opportunity to participate when they don't realize they have all weekend to get it done.

(We've all seen this kind of post on a fairly regular basis, no, if we've been around a while? And how many other people, then, are just thinking it and not posting about it, and not entering when they actually have time after all? I'm thinking more than we want that to happen to, possibly.)

I know those of us who've been around a while know which eight days it is, but I think the "ambiguity of midnight" (not to mention the less avoidable unfamiliarity of translating from Hawaii time to local time) is super confusing to newcomers.

I think Y&K and all of us who've hosted have done an admirable job trying to make this clear ... I'm just proposing that we spell it out so it's unmistakeably clear that each Season runs 8 days, Sunday to Sunday, and that they overlap on Sunday.

UkeCan1
08-14-2014, 11:08 AM
Can anyone tell me if there is a way to delete a post? I was trying to compliment someone and ended up posting two things I didn't mean to.

Click "Edit Post" underneath your post. It will offer you an option to delete the post.

ddanner
08-14-2014, 12:51 PM
Well; after way too much www searching, listening and practicing, I am now at the point where I'm no longer sure whether I'm hitting the Reggae beat or not. So, I decided just to go with what was in my head and get it uploaded for you all to evaluate. Seriously, I would really appreciate any and all critiques regarding that point.

I am confident with hitting the 2 and 4 "back beats" on simpler strumming patterns, but I wanted something more complex for this tune and this is the way I was hearing it:


http://youtu.be/IvBM2naV6R4

lelouden
08-14-2014, 01:01 PM
I'm just proposing that we spell it out so it's unmistakeably clear that each Season runs 8 days, Sunday to Sunday, and that they overlap on Sunday.

It is laid out on the hosting guidelines. If you are a thinking of hosting or haven't read the guideline page its directly under the sign up in the Sign up for Seasons 11 thread.

Ive cut and copied this from that thread.

Important details
Each Season should begin no sooner than late Saturday evening mainland USA time (try to be sure it's after whatever you consider dinner time). At that time, the host posts the theme, the rules, and the prizes for the week. The host should emphasize that no videos should be posted before 12:00 AM Sunday mainland USA time.
Each Season ends eight days later on Sunday at 11:59:59 PM Hawaii time (a quirky tradition begun by chrimess which reminds us each week of the origin of all this ukulele music). So consecutive Seasons overlap on Sunday, with one Season closing and one Season opening. (Seasonistas who live outside mainland USA/Canada time zones have the same length of time to participate, but their start and end times are calculated in their own time zones.)

PhillyV
08-14-2014, 02:23 PM
Click "Edit Post" underneath your post. It will offer you an option to delete the post.

I'm not sure what I'm missing but I can't seem to find that delete option. I see "edit post" and that takes me to the edit screen.

decaturcomp
08-14-2014, 02:49 PM
the last time we did something like this, some of us got the idea to cover songs from the excellent movie, The Harder They Come starring Non-Rasta but actual Muslim, Jimmy Cliff. Let me know if you'd like me to add your covers of any of these songs to the playlist for posterity. Here it is if you'd like to listen:
The Harder They Come - Covers by Seasonsistas!! (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeIzPEGGcS27ctgZsD1YACikjdfXAGgdf)

Forgive me host, I know not what I've done but here's the way the whole thing started:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZw7XpI1q2E

MikeOnTheUke
08-14-2014, 02:53 PM
Ok, so I don't think this is, strictly speaking, a reggae song. However, it feels like one, and translated well to a reggae beat. X3. Plus it was crazy fun to play, and is WAY too upbeat to pass up on. Also, I may be biased because I've been waiting FOREVER for a season where i could do this song. I LOVE it. Possibly my favorite song

Anyway, this is Fade Away, by Cipes and the People.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moyEbU8U-WQ

Also, brownie points to anyone who knows who Greg Cipes is. X3

peewee
08-14-2014, 05:06 PM
Excellent theme. Reggae has been so important to me for so long. First in a teenage stoner rebel kind of way, now more in a middle age muzac kind of way. But it's serious stuff, and there is something uniquely compelling about a well crafted reggae groove.
Whether it's crazy 90s dancehall (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjzmbOhCX9k), or cartoonish dub or (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv1CmbZwq_4) exquisite rootsy arrangements (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TctmQzLFBl8), I am a sucker for that chug a chug.

It was hard to find a tune that didn't rely too much on the bass, background vocals, or the horn riff for that disjointed syncopated thing.
So I chose a semi-novelty song that I don't know very much about.

Since I Throw the Comb Away by the Twinkle Brothers 1980 (http://youtu.be/YYgxQKb3lQg)

Anyway, enough blathering, here's my discombobulated take on it:
http://youtu.be/oBfjyM_T4Gs


http://youtu.be/oBfjyM_T4Gs

uke4ia
08-14-2014, 06:13 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H3GFuO0Hm0

My second (probably last) entry for the week. This is "East to the West" by Michael Franti and Spearhead. The take that was most musically focused was also the take that was most photographically unfocused. :(

Rustyy
08-14-2014, 06:37 PM
Like Dennis, above, I wasn't sure if I had the strum right in the end.
If I have, it's thanks to RedPaul's little lesson earlier. If I haven't, it seems that no matter how good the teacher - if the pupil is not up to it....

Anyway here's my second entry:


http://youtu.be/R6IlXHiKXr8

TCK
08-14-2014, 07:50 PM
I love you man...Bless Up! Best time I have ever had. For real.
the last time we did something like this, some of us got the idea to cover songs from the excellent movie, The Harder They Come starring Non-Rasta but actual Muslim, Jimmy Cliff. Let me know if you'd like me to add your covers of any of these songs to the playlist for posterity. Here it is if you'd like to listen:
The Harder They Come - Covers by Seasonsistas!! (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeIzPEGGcS27ctgZsD1YACikjdfXAGgdf)

Forgive me host, I know not what I've done but here's the way the whole thing started:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZw7XpI1q2E

RAB11
08-14-2014, 08:45 PM
I'm not sure what I'm missing but I can't seem to find that delete option. I see "edit post" and that takes me to the edit screen.

When you get to the edit page there should be the option to delete.

UkeyDave
08-14-2014, 08:46 PM
the last time we did something like this, some of us got the idea to cover songs from the excellent movie, The Harder They Come starring Non-Rasta but actual Muslim, Jimmy Cliff. Let me know if you'd like me to add your covers of any of these songs to the playlist for posterity. Here it is if you'd like to listen:
The Harder They Come - Covers by Seasonsistas!! (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeIzPEGGcS27ctgZsD1YACikjdfXAGgdf)

Forgive me host, I know not what I've done but here's the way the whole thing started:

Add away any of mine to your hearts content Alan.

dickadcock
08-15-2014, 12:58 AM
I'm not sure what I'm missing but I can't seem to find that delete option. I see "edit post" and that takes me to the edit screen.
The "delete" option is probably one of those items that isn't available to someone with only a few posts. You would have seen it by the "save" button on the edit page, so it just isn't there. I think one reaches "member" status -- with more options than junior member-- at 10 posts, but it could be 20 or 50, and by then you probably won't care about the old posts you want to delete. :o

TheUkeBloke
08-15-2014, 01:39 AM
Sorry all you reggae people out there but this is the best I can do for reggae theme. The main thing I can say is that I had fun with it, and now have another great song to add to my repertoire (reggae or not!).

I have definitely come to enjoy reggae music more due this weeks theme (even if it is not obvious from my uke playing....!!!), thanks dear hosts.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vbsGGzFR4A

UkeCan1
08-15-2014, 03:02 AM
It is laid out on the hosting guidelines. If you are a thinking of hosting or haven't read the guideline page its directly under the sign up in the Sign up for Seasons 11 thread.

Ive cut and copied this from that thread.

Important details
Each Season should begin no sooner than late Saturday evening mainland USA time (try to be sure it's after whatever you consider dinner time). At that time, the host posts the theme, the rules, and the prizes for the week. The host should emphasize that no videos should be posted before 12:00 AM Sunday mainland USA time.
Each Season ends eight days later on Sunday at 11:59:59 PM Hawaii time (a quirky tradition begun by chrimess which reminds us each week of the origin of all this ukulele music). So consecutive Seasons overlap on Sunday, with one Season closing and one Season opening. (Seasonistas who live outside mainland USA/Canada time zones have the same length of time to participate, but their start and end times are calculated in their own time zones.)

Thanks, Linda! Well, that sure it is helpful ... and mostly clear ...
Except it's still referencing the ambiguous "12:00am Sunday" ... by which I think from the context is meant the midnight that divides Saturday night / Sunday morning.

In which case it actually says Seasons are longer than 8 days ... they start midnight Sunday morning "mainland USA time" ... which is a range of three hours depending on which "mainland USA" time zone you pick ... more if you include Alaska, which is also part of "mainland USA".

(Maybe they mean "Mainland Ukes", sponsor of the amazing Ukulele World Congress, which is in Indiana, and hence US Eastern time. :))

Hawaii time is 5 or 6 hours later than Eastern time, depending on the time of year (Hawaii doesn't do Daylight Saving Time), so according to this, each Season is actually 8 days plus a few hours, depending which "mainland USA" time zone you pick. Anyway, that whole start time thing still seems ambiguous to me, given the use of midnight, and the lack of clarity on "mainland USA time" ... and it's different from what we've been doing, which is starting as well as ending at midnight Hawaii time.

Fascinating. Probably this belongs in a whole separate thread. I still think there's been a lack of clarity around start and end times, and how to express them so (new) people understand them.

I think at the very least we still need to spell out each time, in the host's post #1, that the Season is 8 days, Sunday to Sunday, and that we should avoid the use of "midnight" or "12:00am" on a particular single day, which is inherently ambiguous and confusing. There are various ways around that, like saying both days as I did above, or saying 11:59:59pm or 12:00:01am, as in the original post Linda quoted. Any of those ways is clear and unambiguous. "Midnight Sunday" is not.

UkeCan1
08-15-2014, 03:22 AM
The "delete" option is probably one of those items that isn't available to someone with only a few posts. You would have seen it by the "save" button on the edit page, so it just isn't there. I think one reaches "member" status -- with more options than junior member-- at 10 posts, but it could be 20 or 50, and by then you probably won't care about the old posts you want to delete. :o

Oh, didn't realize "delete" wasn't available to everyone. If it's a "senior member" thing, I think (from my own recent experience) that senior member is more than 10 ... it may have been 50.

You could also ask an admin to delete it for you.

Or just not worry about it, unless it's somehow damaging, or mortifying. :)

RAB11
08-15-2014, 03:42 AM
I think at the very least we still need to spell out each time, in the host's post #1, that the Season is 8 days, Sunday to Sunday, and that we should avoid the use of "midnight" or "12:00am" on a particular single day, which is inherently ambiguous and confusing. There are various ways around that, like saying both days as I did above, or saying 11:59:59pm or 12:00:01am, as in the original post Linda quoted. Any of those ways is clear and unambiguous. "Midnight Sunday" is not.

I don't think it's that big a deal. The season thread is posted sometime on Saturday evening in the host's timezone, entries aren't allowed until Pa kicks us off Monday lunchtime his time. ;) Having strict start and end times and fretting over it takes away some of the easy-going nature that make the Seasons great.

To me, Midnight Sunday is at the end of the Sunday, hence the 'night' portion of the word. Becuase even though technically it's Monday morning a second after that, chances are you've been up all day on a Sunday, will have a sleep, then wake up and carry on with your Monday (I wish I didn't have to but oh well)

In my timezone I can't post a video till 11am on the Sunday, but the time Midnight Sunday Hawaii time rolls by at the end of the week, it's Monday morning and I'm sat at work.

lelouden
08-15-2014, 06:39 AM
Thanks, Linda! Well, that sure it is helpful ... and mostly clear ...
Except it's still referencing the ambiguous "12:00am Sunday" ... by which I think from the context is meant the midnight that divides Saturday night / Sunday morning.

In which case it actually says Seasons are longer than 8 days ... they start midnight Sunday morning "mainland USA time" ... which is a range of three hours depending on which "mainland USA" time zone you pick ... more if you include Alaska, which is also part of "mainland USA".

(Maybe they mean "Mainland Ukes", sponsor of the amazing Ukulele World Congress, which is in Indiana, and hence US Eastern time. :))

Hawaii time is 5 or 6 hours later than Eastern time, depending on the time of year (Hawaii doesn't do Daylight Saving Time), so according to this, each Season is actually 8 days plus a few hours, depending which "mainland USA" time zone you pick. Anyway, that whole start time thing still seems ambiguous to me, given the use of midnight, and the lack of clarity on "mainland USA time" ... and it's different from what we've been doing, which is starting as well as ending at midnight Hawaii time.

Fascinating. Probably this belongs in a whole separate thread. I still think there's been a lack of clarity around start and end times, and how to express them so (new) people understand them.

I think at the very least we still need to spell out each time, in the host's post #1, that the Season is 8 days, Sunday to Sunday, and that we should avoid the use of "midnight" or "12:00am" on a particular single day, which is inherently ambiguous and confusing. There are various ways around that, like saying both days as I did above, or saying 11:59:59pm or 12:00:01am, as in the original post Linda quoted. Any of those ways is clear and unambiguous. "Midnight Sunday" is not.

Ok, This is easy. I live in AZ and I get up at Ooooooo let say 8am and I go to bed...Oooooo sometime before midnight. So for me my season will be 8 days somewhere between that time:biglaugh:


You could drive yourself crazy with this Wendy:wallbash:

before 12:00 AM Sunday

eight days later on Sunday at 11:59:59 PM

To me that means I have 7 days to play my uke and 1 day to rest and think about the next season:)

Tootler
08-15-2014, 06:41 AM
As Ryan says. No big deal. We all know how our own time zones relate to the "official" start and end times. To me calling the start time 12.00am and the end times 12.00pm are perfectly clear and I have used that terminology myself and it doesn't seem to have caused any problems.

To be honest, Wendy, I think you're making something of a mountain out of a molehill.

UkeCan1
08-15-2014, 07:05 AM
I don't think any of you are understanding what I'm saying.

The people responding are all seasoned Seasonistas who KNOW when the Seasons begin and end and don't need it to be communicated clearly, or at all, because we already know. I know too - I don't need you to explain it to ME.

What I'm saying is that we have not, in general, been communicating these times in a way that is clear and unambiguous to people who do NOT already know. Rather, we have been communicating them in ways that are clear ONLY to people who already know, but are actively confusing to people who are new and/or do not yet know.

We have all seen people (including hosts!) get confused about the start and end times of a Season. It happens on a regular basis ... I'd venture to say we see it happen almost every week. (Which undoubtedly means it's happening to many more people who we're not hearing from.)

And I'm simply requesting that we all take care to communicate the times in a way that is completely clear to new people.

I believe we need to spell out that each Season is 8 days and they overlap. That is completely non-obvious to someone new ... 7 days would be a more obvious assumption.

And I believe that we need to avoid the ambiguous terms "midnight" and "12:00" in any form, unless we specify the two days that it falls between. Or we could use 11:59pm or 12:01am or whatever. Simple. Those are completely clear.



For the record, there is no such time as 12:00am or 12:00pm. There is midnight, and there is noon. AM means "before the moment of noon" and PM means "after the moment of noon". The moment of noon separates AM and PM and is not included in either one. Same with midnight.


And yeah, when I see them in contexts other than here (i.e., here, where I already know what you mean, whether you say it clearly or not), I do NOT know what "midnight Sunday" means. Some people mean the midnight at the beginning of Sunday (between Saturday and Sunday) when they say that, and others mean the midnight at the end of Sunday (between Sunday and Monday). It does not inherently mean either one, and it is impossible to tell in most cases for sure what someone means when they use that kind of terminology.



If we are going to talk about this any more, I'm pretty sure it ought to be in a new thread. I'm happy to start one if more is warranted ... but probably not today.

If you want to PM me, Facebook is best, if we're connected there. If we're not, you can PM my "other identity", "Uke Can 1 2.0". I'm pretty sure this one is full, and I don't have time to deal with that right now.

lelouden
08-15-2014, 07:25 AM
All Im saying Wendy is it has worked for 130 seasons. Im as dumb as rocks and I figured out what it meant. I agree with Geoff. Relate it to your time zone and simplify so that it applies to you. Everybody figures it out.

Nobody here wanted you to get upset. We understand what your saying but its just not that big of a deal for most I guess. Yes, start a new thread if you need too:)

mythinformed
08-15-2014, 08:11 AM
I set my time by the 'PTZ'......... 'Pabrizzer Time Zone' once he has posted (mostly first) then it means the Season has officially commenced !! Lol

myrnaukelele
08-15-2014, 09:12 AM
I set my time by the 'PTZ'......... 'Pabrizzer Time Zone' once he has posted (mostly first) then it means the Season has officially commenced !! Lol

LOL! I've only once had my vid ready to post early on Sunday morning (jumping the gun by 15 minutes). Usually Pabrizzer Time is a good indication that the Season is off to an official start!

mythinformed
08-15-2014, 09:15 AM
Times beaten me this week and I'm away this weekend grrrrr.
I had been playing around with a reggae version of 'Always look on the bright side of life' and the strum really works well with this toon Lol so if any one wants to give it a go and grab the baton...........

UkeCan1
08-15-2014, 09:23 AM
I don't think it's working anywhere near as well as you think it is. I have seen at least two hosts (presumably seasoned participants) in the last couple of months or so attempt to end their Seasons on Saturday night instead of Sunday. And plenty of participants express the same misunderstanding. Am I the only one who remembers this?

I've also ushered in a whole lot of new people to the Seasons, and in every single case it has taken a lot of explaining and hand-holding on my part to help them get started. The entire Seasons thing is confusing and overwhelming to new people ... and the timing is only one aspect of that. I've also seen plenty of people "intend" to get started and then not follow through. I'd bet (because I've seen it) that at least some of that is due to the confusion factor. Anything we can do to clarify any of it for new people, I think is worth doing. especially if it's easy to do.

I'm proposing a really simple solution. Whether or not you think it's a problem, is it a big deal to do what I suggested?

Which is, when we are hosts, 1) explicitly spell out that the Season lasts 8 days, and overlaps with the ones before and after it, and
2) avoid the use of the terms "midnight Sunday" or "12:00 Sunday" (with or without AM or PM), and simply use other forms of indicating that time that are clear and unambiguous?

Whether or not you think not doing those things is causing a problem (I will point it out to you next time it happens), is it a big deal for us as hosts to simply do those two things?
So that the people who haven't figured it out yet can get it faster and with less confusion?
That's all I'm asking.

redpaul1
08-15-2014, 09:33 AM
http://youtu.be/e4TXSbQrTXU

UkeCan1
08-15-2014, 09:40 AM
Yes, Alaska is on the North American continent but is not part of the contiguous US - or the "Lower 48" as we refer to it.

LOL! Wendy - you are really into rules! :rulez:
Most hosts will accept vids posted a bit after (when Tina hosted [from Germany] she just said "any vid posted by the time I wake up") and sometimes even a bit before (I've posted at 1:45AM Alaska time because I had to get to bed- that's 15 minutes too early but who really cares?) Anyway - I think most folks have figured it out for their time zone. Most everybody knows it's 8 days per season and there's an overlap of a day and if you're a few minutes late or early that's not a big deal. :)

NOOOOOO!!!! Ooh, ouch ... please don't put that on me! :)
I'm SO not a big fan of rules. I AM a fan of clarity and clear communication and making things easy for new people. I have seen so many people stop themselves from participating in this, uke in general, in so many things ... I just try to do everything I can to lower the bar on everything. "Rules" is kind of the opposite of that ... it raises the bar for participating ... I want to lower it.

Anybody who's watched me for a while knows I break the rules all the time. I LOVE the "Thornton Rule" we've been batting about recently, which is all about lowering the bar so we can do more of what's in our hearts and be stopped less by rules. That's what this is about ... not adding more rules.

When I host, you all can post early or late if you want ... even months late if you have something later on that you think would be a good fit for my theme ... so long as it's done in a way that doesn't disrupt the current Season ... descending into totally anarchy would probably not be a good thing for our community, but a little good-natured rule breaking is something I applaud and encourage.

Yes, WE have all figured it out. Yes, new people will figure it out, eventually, if they stick with it long enough to do that. Which I bet many don't. Confusion is always a contributor to people silently dropping out of things. I want to make it as easy and non-confusing for our new people so they can understand it right away, not just figure it out eventually if they don't drop out before they get there.

Also, while I have occasionally seen people confused about start times (which a bunch of you have addressed, and which I think barely matters at all anyway), I think it's the end time that's by far the bigger issue. When people think the Season ends Saturday and that therefore they don't have enough time and don't participate, I think that's a damn shame. And I'd bet it happens all the time. To NEW people, not "us" who know. Obviously.



[The post said "mainland". Alaska is mainland. It's just separated by Canada. Which is also land. I have driven it. :) So what the heck time is "mainland USA" time?]

Tootler
08-15-2014, 11:09 AM
I set my time by the 'PTZ'......... 'Pabrizzer Time Zone' once he has posted (mostly first) then it means the Season has officially commenced !! Lol

:smileybounce:

Wendy,

If you really want to clear it up, use the 24 hour clock.

Starts 00.00 Sunday [date]
Ends 24.00 Sunday [date]

The the date clarifies which day it is. You can say 00.01 and 23.59 if you prefer.

Either way it's unambiguous.

On the whole, I don't think there is as much confusion as you seem to think and newcomers seem to get the hang of it pretty quickly.

As I said before, I think you're making a mountain out of a molehill and your long, convoluted explanations risk adding to the confusion.

Leave it to the hosts' judgement we are all capable and as Myrna said there is a bit of flexibility and a few minutes early at the beginning or late at the end is neither here nor there. I for one, am not going to disallow an entry because it is a few minutes out of time. After all, it's more about sharing music than competition.

Tootler
08-15-2014, 11:13 AM
Back to the business in hand.

I didn't think I would get an entry in this week with having my daughter visiting but things have sorted themselves out and I got something done today.

I have "Reggaefied" an old Calypso number. I'm not sure if I have the strum right. I found both Dave and Paul's tutorials helpful but in the end I found my Yamaha Keyboard had three reggae patterns so I played them and slowed one down to about the right tempo then tried to match the pattern with my strum. I'm not sure I have it absolutely right - more an approximation I think.

So this is a new genre: Approximately reggae


http://youtu.be/ZgyNmvkNe9M

Dolly likes it, btw :)

lelouden
08-15-2014, 11:16 AM
Wendy , I haven't noticed the problems your referring to. Before I joined I read Ginny's invitation to the seasons thread and she says it runs eight days. She also says it ends midnight the following Sunday. In my mind it wasn't confusing. Maybe when your explaining it to people it becomes confusing. I just new that Hawaii midnight was approx 3am Monday morning and I wouldn't be playing at that hour so I never put much thought into it. Maybe you can clarify it over on the invitations thread. We will all try and apply the <Wendy Rule> when we host:)

Tootler
08-15-2014, 11:21 AM
I'm not sure what I'm missing but I can't seem to find that delete option. I see "edit post" and that takes me to the edit screen.

I don't remember having to wait for multiple posts before being allowed to delete one of my posts.

The Delete button should appear after you click on "Edit".

When you click on Edit, there are four buttons at the bottom,

"Save", "Go Advanced", "Delete" and "Cancel"

If you select Delete, you get a check box to confirm your delete and there is also a box where you can type your reason for deleting if you wish.

CeeJay
08-15-2014, 01:20 PM
Ok, This is easy. I live in AZ and I get up at Ooooooo let say 8am and I go to bed...Oooooo sometime before midnight. So for me my season will be 8 days somewhere between that time:biglaugh:


You could drive yourself crazy with this Wendy:wallbash:

before 12:00 AM Sunday

eight days later on Sunday at 11:59:59 PM

To me that means I have 7 days to play my uke and 1 day to rest and think about the next season:)


So ... let me get this right in what passes for my mind...You live in A Z...a Zee, a Zed ...the last letter of the alphabet ...?

How do you get all those crazy and wonderful videos done ...and keep a pool table.....in a crooked letter like that ? Curious.

Jarvo


I may be playing too many Sam and Max games......

UkeCan1
08-15-2014, 01:24 PM
Sorry Wendy - I didn't mean to upset you. Yes, clear communication is key. I was trying to be lighthearted :) and it didn't come across in the written word.

I totally understand your point. If confusing the time a Season ends keeps people from participating then it truly is a shame. I hadn't realized it was a problem. Maybe your suggestion of simply stating the exact time (i.e. 11:59:59pm or 12:00:01am) in the host post would clear up any confusion.
Thanks for your insightful comments and suggestions - we do love you Wendy!

Thanks, Myrna, and thanks for getting it. I was starting to feel like a lone voice in the wilderness. I do think the suggestion was pretty simple and non-controversial.

I also got (and appreciate!) that you were being lighthearted - I just didn't want this to be interpreted, by anyone, including anyone reading your post later on, as a rule-driven thing, when what I was trying to do was pretty much exactly the opposite ... make it easier, simpler, freer, and more fun. I'm pretty sure you all know by now that's what I'm about, hey? And also about doing my best to bring newcomers in and help them have a great experience and keep coming.

[I just spent last night at our local jam session supporting two absolute beginners (one on uke, one guitar) to have a good time so they'll keep coming. Others welcome newbies and are happy for them to be there ... me, I take them under my wing and make sure they have everything they need, because I know how easy it is for beginners to get spooked and give up. I've seen it happen to so many ... and experienced it myself. So, last night, I was surrounded by them! It was a lot of work, a lot of energy output, and a whole lot of fun, and our two newbies both left really inspired and happy. This conversation is coming from that same place.

I just took your comment as an opportunity to make that clear. Because I think from some of the responses, I realized it wasn't!]



If you really want to clear it up, use the 24 hour clock.
Starts 00.00 Sunday [date]
Ends 24.00 Sunday [date]
The the date clarifies which day it is. You can say 00.01 and 23.59 if you prefer.
Either way it's unambiguous.

Leave it to the hosts' judgement we are all capable and as Myrna said there is a bit of flexibility and a few minutes early at the beginning or late at the end is neither here nor there. I for one, am not going to disallow an entry because it is a few minutes out of time. After all, it's more about sharing music than competition.

24-hour clock would be great, I think, if in fact 00:00 and 24:00 meant what you say ... I don't know ... but the main problem is most USA people aren't familiar with it. But 00:01 and 23:59 is still clearer than 00:00 and 24:00.

My comments have nothing to do with the flexibility or lack thereof of the hosts around the time ... they have only to do with people understanding what the times (especially the days!) actually are. I myself have posted more than one entry after the deadline. This has nothing to do with that, or with telling hosts how to run their Seasons, only with how to communicate the basic general start and end times. I think I'm saying something much simpler than you think.



Wendy , I haven't noticed the problems your referring to. Before I joined I read Ginny's invitation to the seasons thread and she says it runs eight days. She also says it ends midnight the following Sunday. In my mind it wasn't confusing. Maybe when your explaining it to people it becomes confusing. I just new that Hawaii midnight was approx 3am Monday morning and I wouldn't be playing at that hour so I never put much thought into it. Maybe you can clarify it over on the invitations thread. We will all try and apply the <Wendy Rule> when we host:)

My explaining has helped un-confuse people. I always start by sending them to the basic Seasons thread listing and I used to also send them to Ginny's post. Sending both seemed to lead to more rather than less confusion - I'm not sure why - so now I only send the first one and hope they'll find Ginny's on their own. Either way, I seem to usually get asked further questions, and have to clarify. Once I do, they're usually good to go. Some then jump in, some don't. Like anything.

It's probable I'm noticing these things more than others because 1) I actively introduce a lot of newcomers, and 2) I'm kind of programmed to look out for their needs and to notice subtle signs of where they could be better served. In my experience confused or overwhelmed newcomers most often just go away and don't say anything. When one says or asks something, it's a sure sign ten others have already disappeared.

Oh, I do hope the time thing doesn't start getting referred to as the "Wendy Rule" ... I'd so much rather be associated with something fun!

Hawaii time is also not the issue, though I think that does add to the unfamiliarity new people have to contend with. It's the unclarity around which day things happen that I think is the biggest issue.


So much for not having this conversation here. Apologies to everyone ... I should have started a separate thread to begin with.

Tootler
08-15-2014, 01:33 PM
I don't think I have anything more to add to this discussion so I'll leave it now and get on with other things, like playing my uke and other instruments.

Bed time now for me anyway. It's getting near midnight and if I don't get off to bed soon, I'll be turning into a pumpkin. :old:

lelouden
08-15-2014, 02:12 PM
My biggest apologies Wendy for offending you. I was trying to keep it light and in doing so have hurt your feelings and thats not good. this is a fun playground and I like to try and play nice.

Even bigger apologies to Yeti and Kira for engaging in this subject on their thread. This has nothing to do with you two or your amazing week of reggae.

My biggest fear is that the newcomers shy away because we are arguing over something unimportant to this thread of reggae.

Another apology to all the newcomers for possibly turning you off. The seasons are a safe zone of love and support and all around good humor and fun:) I would have loved to have heard from them about whether the time and 8 day space has been confusing for them but being the wise old owl that I am, I would rather say...Lets move on and play our Ukuleles :)

TCK
08-15-2014, 02:28 PM
And with that...time to put this back on track.
This is my all time favorite song, period. That said, I have played it before.
It was first done by Joe Higgs and Roy Wilson as a Ska song in the early sixties, which you can hear HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1A2NAVvbM8).
It was redone during an interview for Roots Rock Reggae, and never released in this incarnation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZtlcp5ZSqw), which in my estimation is the most beautiful reggae song ever recorded.
In any event- I did it Ska style previously...but really wanted to tackle the bigger fish here, so I gave it a go.
I could and will play it a hundred times more to make it better, but wanted to get three in for this very special week to me.
This one is for a friend- any friend who needs to hear it.
Play on brothers and sisters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K71PXnUJSFc&list=UU1xday0NyeuItGfSKVnR8-w

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-15-2014, 02:30 PM
I set my time by the 'PTZ'......... 'Pabrizzer Time Zone' once he has posted (mostly first) then it means the Season has officially commenced !! Lol
lol!!!!!!!!!!!

if the pa clock ever doesn't work, we fall back to the wim alarm, and if no one wound THAT one up before they went to bed, just wait for me to post!!!!!!!!

easy peasy lemon squeezy

if you are super new to the seasons, just wait for someone else to post! then you know!

CeeJay
08-15-2014, 02:44 PM
lol!!!!!!!!!!!

if the pa clock ever doesn't work, we fall back to the wim alarm, and if no one wound THAT one up before they went to bed, just wait for me to post!!!!!!!!

easy peasy lemon squeezy

if you are super new to the seasons, just wait for someone else to post! then you know!

Bird ...you have delightfully and refreshingly simple view of this which makes so much sense............The same way as I know which is the right bin to put out ....look at everybody elses...........:nana::nana:

ukuleledaddy
08-15-2014, 02:44 PM
And with that...time to put this back on track.
This is my all time favorite song, period. That said, I have played it before.
It was first done by Joe Higgs and Roy Wilson as a Ska song in the early sixties, which you can hear HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1A2NAVvbM8).
It was redone during an interview for Roots Rock Reggae, and never released in this incarnation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZtlcp5ZSqw), which in my estimation is the most beautiful reggae song ever recorded.
In any event- I did it Ska style previously...but really wanted to tackle the bigger fish here, so I gave it a go.
I could and will play it a hundred times more to make it better, but wanted to get three in for this very special week to me.
This one is for a friend- any friend who needs to hear it.
Play on brothers and sisters.


Nothing short of excellent Dave. Just wanted to say thanks for the links to the original and the "live acoustic" take, which gave me chills. I know I've seen it before. You must have included that link the first time you played this song. Love it.

UkeCan1
08-15-2014, 03:14 PM
My biggest apologies Wendy for offending you. I was trying to keep it light and in doing so have hurt your feelings and thats not good. this is a fun playground and I like to try and play nice.

Even bigger apologies to Yeti and Kira for engaging in this subject on their thread. This has nothing to do with you two or your amazing week of reggae.

My biggest fear is that the newcomers shy away because we are arguing over something unimportant to this thread of reggae.

Another apology to all the newcomers for possibly turning you off. The seasons are a safe zone of love and support and all around good humor and fun:) I would have loved to have heard from them about whether the time and 8 day space has been confusing for them but being the wise old owl that I am, I would rather say...Lets move on and play our Ukuleles :)

Well, said, Linda - all of it. I am neither offended nor hurt ... I was just trying to make a simple point that got taken to a whole bunch of other places that had nothing to do with what I said. I think we've all found our way back now.

I'm pretty sure any newcomers here this week that we haven't scared off have by now figured out that every Season starts on Sunday morning and runs eight full days through the following Sunday night, that they overlap by a day, and that somebody named Pa usually starts it off!

Hopefully we'll communicate that more clearly to future newcomers too.

Now back to playing us some reggae!

BigDaddyUker
08-15-2014, 03:44 PM
Thanks, Myrna, and thanks for getting it. I was starting to feel like a lone voice in the wilderness. I do think the suggestion was pretty simple and non-controversial.

I also got (and appreciate!) that you were being lighthearted - I just didn't want this to be interpreted, by anyone, including anyone reading your post later on, as a rule-driven thing, when what I was trying to do was pretty much exactly the opposite ... make it easier, simpler, freer, and more fun. I'm pretty sure you all know by now that's what I'm about, hey? And also about doing my best to bring newcomers in and help them have a great experience and keep coming.

[I just spent last night at our local jam session supporting two absolute beginners (one on uke, one guitar) to have a good time so they'll keep coming. Others welcome newbies and are happy for them to be there ... me, I take them under my wing and make sure they have everything they need, because I know how easy it is for beginners to get spooked and give up. I've seen it happen to so many ... and experienced it myself. So, last night, I was surrounded by them! It was a lot of work, a lot of energy output, and a whole lot of fun, and our two newbies both left really inspired and happy. This conversation is coming from that same place.

I just took your comment as an opportunity to make that clear. Because I think from some of the responses, I realized it wasn't!]




24-hour clock would be great, I think, if in fact 00:00 and 24:00 meant what you say ... I don't know ... but the main problem is most USA people aren't familiar with it. But 00:01 and 23:59 is still clearer than 00:00 and 24:00.

My comments have nothing to do with the flexibility or lack thereof of the hosts around the time ... they have only to do with people understanding what the times (especially the days!) actually are. I myself have posted more than one entry after the deadline. This has nothing to do with that, or with telling hosts how to run their Seasons, only with how to communicate the basic general start and end times. I think I'm saying something much simpler than you think.




My explaining has helped un-confuse people. I always start by sending them to the basic Seasons thread listing and I used to also send them to Ginny's post. Sending both seemed to lead to more rather than less confusion - I'm not sure why - so now I only send the first one and hope they'll find Ginny's on their own. Either way, I seem to usually get asked further questions, and have to clarify. Once I do, they're usually good to go. Some then jump in, some don't. Like anything.

It's probable I'm noticing these things more than others because 1) I actively introduce a lot of newcomers, and 2) I'm kind of programmed to look out for their needs and to notice subtle signs of where they could be better served. In my experience confused or overwhelmed newcomers most often just go away and don't say anything. When one says or asks something, it's a sure sign ten others have already disappeared.

Oh, I do hope the time thing doesn't start getting referred to as the "Wendy Rule" ... I'd so much rather be associated with something fun!

Hawaii time is also not the issue, though I think that does add to the unfamiliarity new people have to contend with. It's the unclarity around which day things happen that I think is the biggest issue.


So much for not having this conversation here. Apologies to everyone ... I should have started a separate thread to begin with.

It is kind of confusing but we are making it way to difficult. It runs from Sunday to Sunday Hawaii time. Simply Google "CURRENT HAWAII TIME" or "LOCAL HAWAII TIME" and it will give it to you along with the current day and date. You don't have to figure out what time zone you are in etc. Do that a couple of times and you will know exactly what time you can upload your first video.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-15-2014, 04:16 PM
Bird ...you have delightfully and refreshingly simple view of this which makes so much sense............The same way as I know which is the right bin to put out ....look at everybody elses...........:nana::nana:
thank you ceejay!

normally i like to lead the way - eg. first person to wear pyjama bottoms as outerwear - but on things like this i am happy to say "guys i don't have a clue what's going on, why don't YOU peeps go first and give me a blinkin' clue?!"


also ralf posted this marvellous post in the "sign up for future seasons" thread...

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?82618-Sign-up-for-future-Seasons-II&p=1311474#post1311474

which tells you all you need to know about when seasons start and finish


also ginny explains it in her welcome to the seasons thread...

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?75049-Your-invitation-to-the-Seasons-of-the-Ukulele!


both these threads are sticky, if in doubt always check out the sticky threads, they are sticky to help


when i first started on the seasons i wasn't sure exactly of the times - i knew the days - so i just did a search for "seasons start and end times" and voila i found a number of posts that explained it all perfectly


if rocket science was this easy i would be on the moon

BigDaddyUker
08-15-2014, 06:27 PM
if rocket science was this easy i would be on the moon

You may not be on the moon...but you are OUT OF THIS WORLD!

thunderflea
08-15-2014, 06:45 PM
I set my time by the 'PTZ'......... 'Pabrizzer Time Zone' once he has posted (mostly first) then it means the Season has officially commenced !! Lol

He only does that so his face is the first one on the playlist. ha ha

pabrizzer
08-15-2014, 06:54 PM
He only does that so his face is the first one on the playlist. ha ha

Yes...(well not really)
and
The season starts on Sunday 8:00pm and ends on Monday at 8:00pm Oz time and getting a video ready for the season is what I do on a Sunday afternoon. In a pretty addictive kinda way.
I suffer withdrawals if the season theme isn't posted by about lunchtime here on a Sunday.
If I have a video ready to go I usually post at 8:01pm Sunday Australian time.

But how about some more reggae....

ukuleledaddy
08-15-2014, 08:42 PM
But how about some more reggae....

Right you are Brian.
This is not the song I intended to do as my third entry this week, but all attempts at other songs failed. Besides, I love this song, though I can't do it justice, and I felt compelled to get more reggae in here.
One of my favorite reggae groups, Toots & The Maytals

http://youtu.be/4MgL4kXNHuE

Markwo
08-15-2014, 08:52 PM
Right you are Brian.
This is not the song I intended to do as my third entry this week, but all attempts at other songs failed. Besides, I love this song, though I can't do it justice, and I felt compelled to get more reggae in here.
One of my favorite reggae groups, Toots & The Maytals


I'm with you. I love Toots and the Maytals and I was thinking about doing this too, but I won't have time. I've been working crazy hours and I will be at the beach all weekend. This band definitely needed to be represented so thanks for bringing it!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-15-2014, 09:02 PM
You may not be on the moon...but you are OUT OF THIS WORLD!
AW +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ !

thank you!

*uke hug*

wee_ginga_yin
08-15-2014, 09:45 PM
So I finally got some time in the kids bunk house to put a toon
together. Rocking to an old Stones number which sort of got
transmogrified into a Blondie toon... and showed a fair bit of knee.


http://youtu.be/OL0FSqt84Ek

TCK
08-15-2014, 09:47 PM
I have revisited this thread so many times today and found no new reggae (with a few awesome exceptions) and PAGES of crap about nothing. If I were hosting this week I would be furious...
That said- apologies to our hosts for our collective lousy behavior today.
There are some great videos embedded in that garbage, so please take the time to go watch them. Worth wading through it all.
In any event- the JR is going up, and I am going to play a fourth song.
That is why we are here gang, and none of the rest matters at all.
This one is for Brian. Reggae time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYo5tno5hmE&feature=youtu.be

mythinformed
08-15-2014, 11:49 PM
Video removed ............The Rastafarian Complaints Commitee have been inundated and say my reggae is too Ricky Gervais !! Lol

thunderflea
08-16-2014, 01:20 AM
Singing this Bob Marley song on the streets of Portland, Oregon on a warm and windy summer evening, first and only take.


http://youtu.be/9HwbaqarUew

uke4ia
08-16-2014, 05:28 AM
Did we lose our hosts? I haven't seen Yeti & Kira post since early in the week.

Markwo
08-16-2014, 05:44 AM
Entry 2 - Wake Up by Tim Armstrong. It is unfinished but I don't have time to add the much needed bass that it's crying for. Off to the beach. Tim Armstrong is my hero. He was in the highly influential band Operation Ivy and is currently in Rancid and Transplants. He won a grammy a couple years ago for producing Jimmy Cliff's album. sorry for my unfinished symphony.


http://youtu.be/4REPoJG1PRI

decaturcomp
08-16-2014, 07:02 AM
They're in the Urals with limited Internet. It's hard to export a Uralary Tract without a signal one presumes. They'll be back...
Or, Maybe they're just catching up on all the verbiage.


Did we lose our hosts? I haven't seen Yeti & Kira post since early in the week.


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

ukuleledaddy
08-16-2014, 07:02 AM
I'm with you. I love Toots and the Maytals and I was thinking about doing this too, but I won't have time. I've been working crazy hours and I will be at the beach all weekend. This band definitely needed to be represented so thanks for bringing it!

Cheers, thanks for watching. I would have loved to do 54-46 or Funky Reggae but I couldn't make solo uke work in those cases. Do some Toots and throw it up on the Island when you have the time!

decaturcomp
08-16-2014, 07:07 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B-BDU1foPo

mattydee
08-16-2014, 10:51 AM
Here you go. Thanks, Yeti and Kira!


http://youtu.be/3TfQNulEjJo

Tootler
08-16-2014, 11:36 AM
I had only intended to do one this week but another project I was working on is going to need more time so I decided to do another.

I got this down in one take only to find that the SD card in my video camera was full so I had to start again. On the second take, I forgot to arm a track for recording on my multi track recorder so this is the third attempt.


http://youtu.be/vNqZ1Ag4Y30

myrnaukelele
08-16-2014, 02:10 PM
One of the first ska/reggae hits - made famous by Millie Small in 1964.Here's her wonderful version:
http://youtu.be/ZYj9J4UH8ck
I wish I could have added in the horns...

http://youtu.be/pUQIjlpuv6I

redpaul1
08-16-2014, 02:58 PM
Only appropriate that this one follows. If only it were as well executed. Wishing you all you wish for yourself, my friend.


http://youtu.be/JCAIqcX4E4s


When I posted originally, the previous post was from Eugene Ukulele, who was going through some hard times.

ddanner
08-16-2014, 04:16 PM
Not sure on the protocol, but I hope it is alright to post two videos in one posting. //Edit: Just found out that only one (1) video per post is permitted. :eek: So Video 3 will follow separately // I recorded "Three Little Birds" a couple of days ago, and just did "Iko Iko" this evening. I've been puzzling all week over different types of Reggae Strums, and why sometimes I think my strum sounds fine and other times it collapses quickly. Those of you that viewed my cover of "I Shot The Sheriff" seemed to think my strum was "Regae - eeee." What I think I've discovered is that I can get the Reggae 2-4 back beat accents when I use a "Chunk" for them, but when I try to do them with an un-muted strum (especially with an up strum) I just cannot maintain the beat when I change chords. (Much more practice is needed, me thinks!) Anyhow, I wanted to get these two onto my YouTube channel and into the SOTU archives. This week's theme was a great one for me with respect to pushing and learning. Thank you so much, Yeti and Kira.

Video 2: Three Little Birds

http://youtu.be/XL4H1JXc4BM

Video 3: Iko Iko (Please see my following post within this Season. Thanks)

ddanner
08-16-2014, 04:18 PM
(Please see my comments in my posting preceding this one which was for "Three Little Birds.)

Video Three: Iko Iko


http://youtu.be/QmSZ_FXiqGE

If you are interested, please compare the brighter sound of this Spruce top, High g, Creedy Tenor (custom build by Gary Creed in Salem, Virginia) with the darker sound of my solid Acacia, Low G, Kala Tenor that I used to record "I Shot The Sheriff." It would probably have made my "Three Little Birds" cover sound brighter and better I think.

Rustyy
08-16-2014, 06:11 PM
Here's a quick one to finish me off for the week, a week that has been most enjoyable


http://youtu.be/CJ-CS7oDTWo

~dave~~wave~
08-16-2014, 06:26 PM
Thanks, Yeti & Kira, for a great theme this week.
I agree that reggae sounds great on the ukulele.

My first video got lost in the server crash, so here it is again.
This song is 30 years old, but I heard it for the first time this summer.

Cottage In Negril by Tyrone Taylor.





http://youtu.be/vCHaojtLc78

~dave~~wave~
08-16-2014, 06:36 PM
I love to play reggae on the uke.
I"ve posted reggae videos in these Seasons so far:
126, 119, 115, 107, 92, 78 (2), 73, 71, 42, 35, 34, 33

I had to get one more in this week, with some melodica in honor of our hosts.

This is an instrumental, a cut by Bob Marley and the Wailers loosely based on Memphis by Chuck Berry. The melodica was played on the original by Peter Tosh.






http://youtu.be/MAqArPfAOMk

peewee
08-16-2014, 07:39 PM
More upsetters, I remember buying this CD at Tower Records on Sunset in LA based on a review of some other Lee Scratch Perry record in Spin Magazine or something. It was expensive. I opened it up in the parking lot, put it in my brand newfangled CD player and the first track was Blackboard Jungle Part Dub (http://youtu.be/qWG3YM6sEkk), it changed my perception of music forever. I barely made it home that evening.
So here's the super simplified dinner guest version with junior bedtime skanker... feel free to add the horn/flute/melodica line yourself, we were short a musician, but did our best to get the groove across.

http://youtu.be/JZ3rcMf9pOA


http://youtu.be/JZ3rcMf9pOA

TCK
08-16-2014, 08:04 PM
Love you Jon-O....There is a reward, I promise.
Thanks Yeti and Kira for this week's theme.

<TCK RULE ENGAGED>

I could no more play reggae than I could enjoy shock treatment. Some of you are aware of a personal and ongoing crisis I have been experiencing for a long while now. I guess I should confess that I have been admitted(committed?) into Hampden House, which is a euphemistic way by which I refer to the Hobart nuthouse. I'm receiving some long overdue and much needed intensive treatment for some serious issues as regards chronic depression and anxiety and a plethora of related things.

As you can imagine it isn't easy to find a quiet place in here to play and especially sing. In my room I have been devoting myself to writing poetry and working on some instrumental arrangements, trying to be as quiet as possible. Though funnily enough, last night a nurse came and confided that the lady in the adjoining room had found the sound of the ukulele very enjoyable and relaxing, and encouraged to keep playing - and louder if I so desired. This was very encouraging to me, goes to show that the ukulele is not only a great joy, but a therapeutic, gentle and even a healing instrument

Yesterday Dave posted that Joe Higgs song. We have shared it before. I had given up posting in the seasons for the duration of my stay here (which likely will be awhiles) but that song stirred me because, I too, am chilled to the core everytime I hear it. So I grabbed my uke and, on my ciggie break in the carpark outside, had one unrehearsed shot at recording it. This is what happened.

Please gang, no need to be concerned for me. I am receiving excellent and intensive, sensitive care. I hope healing is coming soon, and healing that will endure. I am thankful to be part of this amazing community and feel the love of many. I hope there is a reward for us sometime.

I may regret writing this as I often post and delete stuff. Music clips too. If that happens so be it, but I leave it here for a time. Apologies for the self indulgent ramble but I felt I owed that much to some of my friends here to be honest about the situation, as I know some have been worried and I appreciate your friendship.

<TCK RULE DISENGAGED>

barefootgypsy
08-16-2014, 10:31 PM
It's been a great week and I've been watching as many videos as poss, but certainly haven't seen them all, though I've been up really early today to try.... and I'm commenting on Youtube (under my YT name songandancedaisy, sorry for the confusion....) It's been great catching those reggae vibes all week, though that reggae strum really takes some nailing! Thanks Kira and Yeti! An update to the playlist would be a real help, but I know it's not always that easy.....

redpaul1
08-17-2014, 08:37 AM
A supplementary to reprise the tip about how to keep on the reggae beat when changing chords:
Emphasise the chord change with UPstrokes. When you come back with the downbeat, it'll be right on the money.


http://youtu.be/v4w3J-Z72ew

I'm really over-emphasising the upstrokes on the chord changes, so you get the idea. Once you get the hang, you won't need to over-emphasise them as much as I've done here - though they still do need to be emphasised.

You'll probably notice that the in the initial couple of bars, the strum doesn't sound anything particularly reggae-like, until the first chord change [A -> Bm]

The exaggerated UPstroke that introduces the chord change really tells you that this is where the bar starts, so although the downstrokes are still occurring in the same place, only now do they sound like reggae downstrokes.

bonesigh
08-17-2014, 09:45 AM
"goes to show that the ukulele is not only a great joy, but a therapeutic, gentle and even a healing instrument"

No truer words brother!!! I've been trying to get my mother to play. I succeeded when she came to visit but it is hard when we live across the country from each other. Just yesterday at the pool I got 2 more people interested in playing. I love to spread the "Gospel of Ukulele" it is my only religion (:

UkeyDave
08-17-2014, 10:24 AM
Only appropriate that this one follows. If only it were as well executed. Wishing you all you wish for yourself, my friend.


http://youtu.be/JCAIqcX4E4s
I love the look and sound of that Uke Paul. Is it a Sven Uke?

redpaul1
08-17-2014, 02:14 PM
I love the look and sound of that Uke Paul. Is it a Sven Uke?

Thanks Dave. Yes it is. Spotted. He was going to bring it Hollesley to sell, but it didn't get any further than Soho :-)

p.s., my piccolo 'Clash' uke is Sven (Argapa) #48. 3 years down the road, I now have Sven/Argapa #73!! Like #48, it's as light as a feather (or at least as light as as a feather as any reso uke could possibly be). It's made from ash and alder - and not only that, the ash and the alder it's made from, Sven himself cut down 20 years ago!!!

CeeJay
08-17-2014, 02:56 PM
Panic submission .....more Old Toot from the shed of the mind that is the shed that Jarvo built.........all a bit off the cuff and overlong ....


http://youtu.be/_7Erc5b2zu4

bonesigh
08-17-2014, 03:27 PM
My attempt at Reggae. An original since I'm not all that familiar with the music except for "Red, Red, Wine" (: I took a bunch of Reggae song titles and put them together in a song. Hope you enjoy it. Oh, and how could I forget, my hubby on the bongos. Thanks Barry (:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auvImM3YwTw&amp;feature=youtube_gdata_player

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
08-17-2014, 06:06 PM
The first reggae album I bought as a grown-up was Kool Roots by Earth & Stone. Here's the first song on side two...


http://youtu.be/66xuBQsyEV0

erivel
08-17-2014, 07:21 PM
Whoa, late to the party. I had no idea what to do for this week. So you know how I love The Beatles…:)


http://youtu.be/VylzuAPG95E

drbekken
08-17-2014, 08:00 PM
http://youtu.be/3v6bu3xVRwY

This is NOT an entry...it's a video I made two-and-a-half years ago. However, it's a reggae song - one of my favorites. Hopefully, it can be a bonus track...!

thesillydave
08-17-2014, 08:46 PM
we just got back from a weeks vacation in cozumel! woohoo! didn't want to miss a season, so, here's a quick take on 'rock steady'
reggae rhythm is hard for me..but, i tried!

http://youtu.be/PnOybIJO9Bw
cheers all!

Yeti&Kira
08-17-2014, 10:02 PM
Hey, guys! We want to thank everyone who participated in the reggae vibes season! There was plenty of videos, that we would call perfect. There were performances, that made us dance and rock!

When all this started we wanted to pick the winners of our choice, but now it's clear that we need to let the chance do the work. So we will use the hat and the winners will be random!! :)

We have watched every video inquiry. You guys are great!! :)

UkeCan1
08-18-2014, 02:32 AM
Sorry, a tiny bit late ... that reggae strum is a tricky thing!

I noticed right away that reggae seems to be a pretty male-dominated thing, and often focused on rather negative subjects, so I typed "female reggae artists" into the YouTube search box, and found this wonderful modern reggae song, by Queen Ifrica of Jamaica. It has a very empowering message about standing for what you believe in no matter what happens, so I knew right away this was the song I would do.

It's the same chord pattern all the way through (Ebm-Fm-Bbm - or you can play Dm-Em-Am with capo 1, but UkeyDave told me to use bar chords, so I did, adding to the challenge).

I really love this song; hope I didn't butcher it too badly.

Thanks immensely to UkeyDave, Cloverdale Dave (TCK), and FiL for reggae coaching, and RedPaul, Rex, and UkeyDave for posting helpful videos. I hope I didn't miss anyone, but if you helped, thank you too!


http://youtu.be/AreOBBtetU0

Markwo
08-18-2014, 06:41 AM
I recorded this at the beach yesterday but youtube did not like my internet connection, hence the late entry! Better late than never I guess.


http://youtu.be/WTWfZPfN1f8

bonesigh
08-18-2014, 12:15 PM
Sang along and played some bass with Marks "Wake Up" song. Hope you like it (:

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

Markwo
08-18-2014, 07:15 PM
Sang along and played some bass with Marks "Wake Up" song. Hope you like it (:
Well I loved it. Thanks for helping finish up my song. That was really cool! I was secretly hoping someone would do it, so thanks!

bonesigh
08-19-2014, 04:30 AM
Thanks Mark. It was fun using my Ubass. Poor neglected thing (:

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-22-2014, 05:28 PM
all the best people play uke

proof in the vid below

:bowdown: kate starts uke-ing about a minute in

and

:bowdown: she's reggae strumming on the upbeat


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b6dO2wouhQ

one more for luck :bowdown:

barefootgypsy
08-23-2014, 02:47 AM
all the best people play uke

proof in the vid below

:bowdown: kate starts uke-ing about a minute in

and

:bowdown: she's reggae strumming on the upbeat


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b6dO2wouhQ

one more for luck :bowdown:Woo, what a revelation! Thanks for sharing this one! My hubby plays concertina..... !!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-23-2014, 08:48 AM
My hubby plays concertina..... !!
ooooooooooooooh the two of you could recreate that lovely opening scene... and then off you could go with the uke-ing! mr and mrs barefootgypsy recreate iconic kate bush vid........... yeah baby!

uke4ia
08-23-2014, 02:26 PM
If Yeti & Kira aren't going to update the playlist for this Season, should one of us put the playlist together?

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-23-2014, 02:34 PM
If Yeti & Kira aren't going to update the playlist for this Season, should one of us put the playlist together?
have you got the patience to do a playlist? i don't see how anyone could object, and i know a lot of people like to listen to all the entries via the playlist, so i'm sure it would be much appreciated

uke4ia
08-23-2014, 05:07 PM
Okay, here's the playlist. I included the videos that came late, but not the tutorials or old videos.

SEASON 130 PLAYLIST (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbIBa-QYEmc5EeQpJ6nPjyTOk2UbTawvt)

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-23-2014, 05:56 PM
Okay, here's the playlist. I included the videos that came late, but not the tutorials or old videos.

SEASON 130 PLAYLIST (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbIBa-QYEmc5EeQpJ6nPjyTOk2UbTawvt)
oh wow, excellent job

*WOULD IT MAYBE BE POSSIBLE FOR A MOD TO ADD THAT TO THE OPENING POST, "UPDATED PLAYLIST BY UKE4IA" OR SOMETHING???*

MikeOnTheUke
08-24-2014, 08:29 PM
So apparently Greg Cipes (the Voice Actor whose band/song i covered for this season) tweeted out my video recently. I'm absolutely fangirling right now.

https://twitter.com/GregCipes/status/503396786208518144

bonesigh
08-25-2014, 03:42 AM
That's so cool Mike!

decaturcomp
08-25-2014, 11:15 AM
Woot!!
Way to go!


So apparently Greg Cipes (the Voice Actor whose band/song i covered for this season) tweeted out my video recently. I'm absolutely fangirling right now.

https://twitter.com/GregCipes/status/503396786208518144

Yeti&Kira
09-05-2014, 05:48 AM
Hello everyone! First of all, we're really sorry for not posting the results of this week in time!
We hope you all had fun playing reggae on your ukuleles and we want to thank you guys for each and every of the 77 entries that we got registered.
We just had to add two additional prizes for a song in russian and for a great video/song. There were lots more performances, that we adored! You guys were really great. Now that we are finally in Moscow - the first thing we did was uploading this prizegiving ceremony that we shot at one of the lakes we visited in this month:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gCa0v4tOpI

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-05-2014, 05:54 AM
ooh i think that wrap vid went up literally a couple of minutes ago!

GREAT season, guys, thanks for hosting and for giving us such a super theme

congrats to the winners!

lelouden
09-05-2014, 07:43 AM
What a beautiful location for a wrap up video. Thanks Yet&Kira for such a wonderful and really fun season. This was a great learning week for me and I won! Im so excited:D

Bolshoe spasibo!

Yeti&Kira
09-05-2014, 07:59 AM
Thank YOU, Linda! Your multitracking skills plus video-editing skills multiplied by your playing and singing skills literally make us want to learn from you! Please PM me your mailing address. :)

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
09-05-2014, 08:05 AM
спасибо, Yeti&Kira. Ваш Сезон был такой забавой для этого регги любовника. (I hope the online translator is doing okay here.) Thanks, everyone, for an irie Season.

frisbee fred
09-05-2014, 08:10 AM
Great season Yeti and Kira! The winners were very deserving. No fair Doug knowing Russian though..... :o

UkeCan1
09-05-2014, 09:33 AM
Thank YOU, Linda! Your multitracking skills plus video-editing skills multiplied by your playing and singing skills literally make us want to learn from you! :)

That is high praise indeed from the makers of THIS, one of the most amazing things I've seen on a Season:


http://youtu.be/1irWUfwDJmQ

Amazing stuff from everybody. I learn so much from all of you. And just from being one of you.

Congrats to Linda and Doug and everyone! Spasibo, Yeti & Kira, for a fun, challenging, educational Season.

I got a great song out of it, that I have continued to play in groups ... people really like it ("Lioness on the Rise" (http://youtu.be/AreOBBtetU0)). (Some of us have even talked about renaming our occasional female jam group "Lioness Jam" from this great empowering female reggae song.)

Dougf
09-05-2014, 11:48 AM
Thank you Yeti and Kira for a great season, and thank you for the generous extra prize. Now I can sing Russian songs in proper Russian style, although reggae style works pretty well, too. :)

barefootgypsy
09-05-2014, 12:15 PM
Thank you Yeti and Kira! Wow, I've won something - I'm really thrilled, that's the first time I've been a winner on the seasons! I'll message you my address, I'm so excited! It was a fun Season and very challenging, I tried a lot of songs until I found one I felt I could post. And I'll keep practising that reggae strum!

lelouden
09-05-2014, 07:29 PM
That is high praise indeed from the makers of THIS, one of the most amazing things I've seen on a Season:


http://youtu.be/1irWUfwDJmQ

Amazing stuff from everybody. I learn so much from all of you. And just from being one of you.

Congrats to Linda and Doug and everyone! Spasibo, Yeti & Kira, for a fun, challenging, educational Season.


I would have to agree with you here Wendy. That was truly amazing and skilled. Yeti&Kira are fantastic!

ddanner
09-06-2014, 10:20 AM
Спасибо большое , Yeti and Kira! Your Reggae SOTU was great, and I had a ball participating.

decaturcomp
09-07-2014, 02:40 AM
Wow, thanks friends!
What a wonderful season!!

Larry D.
09-07-2014, 07:33 AM
Man, reggae strumming is completely new to me... but I had a great time learning this song and playing it.



http://youtu.be/sp8X1ggJWSY
Great voice you got the accent down...really enjoyed it Philly.

Larry D.
09-07-2014, 07:40 AM
Reggae is noted for its tradition of social criticism in its lyrics. Some reggae lyrics attempt to raise the political consciousness of the audience, such as by criticizing materialism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_materialism), or by informing the listener about controversial subjects such as Apartheid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa_under_apartheid).There are many artists who utilize religious themes in their music — whether it be discussing a specific religious topic, or simply giving praise to God (Jah (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jah)). Other common socio-political topics in reggae songs include black nationalism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_nationalism), anti-racism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-racism), anti-colonialism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonialism),[15] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggae#cite_note-15) anti-capitalism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-capitalism) and criticism of political systems and"Babylon" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rastafarian_vocabulary#Other_words).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWTaELsmdLI
- "It took 44 days just to arrest Zimmerman, and the police chief had to get fired for that to happen."
- If Trayvon was crouching over Zimmerman when he was shot, why is there no Trayvon blood on Zimmerman?
- "Zimmerman lied about not knowing the 'Stand Your Ground' law while in fact he had taken a class on it, with an 'A,' no less! "
- "Zimmerman said Trayvon jumped out of the bushes... except there are no bushes where the encounter took place."
- Trayvon was supposed to have smashed Zimmerman on the nose, yet for the type of damage seen, there was no blood on Trayvon's hands or clothes.
- "Zimmerman claims that he shot Trayvon while he was in a tussle with him grabbing the gun, yet there were no fingerprints or DNA found on the gun or holster of the assailant that belonged to Trayvon."
Bob Marley would be proud of that song. Thanks

Larry D.
09-07-2014, 07:49 AM
Here is my #2 and final vid for the week. I won't have time to do another :( This has been a fun and educational week thanks to Dave and Paul, and I appreciate their help. Don't know if it made a difference for me cuz teaching an old dog new tricks is difficult!

Bow Wow ;)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbAX4ViBI5o&feature=youtu.be

You had me with that gallon of ice cream!
Don't quite think you have that Jamaican accent down just yet, but you had me smiling the whole song through young lady. Just loved it! Thanks for sharing with us. Larry D.

Larry D.
09-07-2014, 07:54 AM
a third vid from me, no i'm not getting any better at this! but i'm having a great time anyway!

"baby come back", bit of amplification on the uke this time


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

I loved the strum using the up rhythm mainly. Nice sound but at my age I don't think the Dr. would recommend me standing on my head while playing...;)
Really enjoyed it. Thanks

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-07-2014, 08:05 AM
I loved the strum using the up rhythm mainly. Nice sound but at my age I don't think the Dr. would recommend me standing on my head while playing...;)

hey there!

yeah you have to be careful, all the blood rushes to your ears

and, more seriously,

all your change falls out of your pockets

apart from that, it's great!!!!! ;)

Larry D.
09-07-2014, 08:18 AM
My biggest apologies Wendy for offending you. I was trying to keep it light and in doing so have hurt your feelings and thats not good. this is a fun playground and I like to try and play nice.

Even bigger apologies to Yeti and Kira for engaging in this subject on their thread. This has nothing to do with you two or your amazing week of reggae.

My biggest fear is that the newcomers shy away because we are arguing over something unimportant to this thread of reggae.

Another apology to all the newcomers for possibly turning you off. The seasons are a safe zone of love and support and all around good humor and fun:) I would have loved to have heard from them about whether the time and 8 day space has been confusing for them but being the wise old owl that I am, I would rather say...Lets move on and play our Ukuleles :)

Thanks Lelo.....to put this in perspective....a hundred years from now we will all laugh about this. Maluhia

Larry D.
09-07-2014, 08:40 AM
I have revisited this thread so many times today and found no new reggae (with a few awesome exceptions) and PAGES of crap about nothing. If I were hosting this week I would be furious...
That said- apologies to our hosts for our collective lousy behavior today.
There are some great videos embedded in that garbage, so please take the time to go watch them. Worth wading through it all.
In any event- the JR is going up, and I am going to play a fourth song.
That is why we are here gang, and none of the rest matters at all.
This one is for Brian. Reggae time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYo5tno5hmE&feature=youtu.be

Thanks for saying what I thought Sir.
Life is too short and hey....Ukulele's have been called the instruments of peace by some (how can one play...and in my case "play at it") with a frown? So far I can't!
I consider this number as a bonus and was surprised at how fast I learned the words for the sing-a-long part....I must be a quick study...lol
Again thanks and to the Hosts of this contest I too am embarrassed. It was so kind for you two to sponsor this contest, for those who shared a piece or "4" thanks. I really enjoyed your efforts. My cheeks are hurting from smiling, what a wonder Sunday morning you all made it for me Aloha....and Maluhia
Once again to our Host for this contest.....Thank You very much.

Larry D.
09-07-2014, 08:48 AM
Ok, This is easy. I live in AZ and I get up at Ooooooo let say 8am and I go to bed...Oooooo sometime before midnight. So for me my season will be 8 days somewhere between that time:biglaugh:


You could drive yourself crazy with this Wendy:wallbash:

before 12:00 AM Sunday

eight days later on Sunday at 11:59:59 PM

To me that means I have 7 days to play my uke and 1 day to rest and think about the next season:)

Many may know that George Harrison was a uke player and I learned may years ago from them there are "Eight Days A Week"...;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VadngOGKlP0

barefootgypsy
10-01-2014, 01:08 AM
I was lucky enough to be drawn as a winner on this super-super reggae week - winning a lovely Russian hat from hosts Yeti and Kira - and it has just arrived from Moscow! Woohoo!!!!!!

:smileybounce:

It's beautiful, what a lovely prize, I feel so blessed this morning! Thank you both so much! (I'll post a photo later.....)

ddanner
10-01-2014, 04:29 AM
I was lucky enough to be drawn as a winner on this super-super reggae week - winning a lovely Russian hat from hosts Yeti and Kira - and it has just arrived from Moscow! Woohoo!!!!!!

:smileybounce:

It's beautiful, what a lovely prize, I feel so blessed this morning! Thank you both so much! (I'll post a photo later.....)

Congratulations once again, and we will be looking forward to seeing that photo of you wearing your prize! :)

barefootgypsy
10-02-2014, 12:52 PM
http://youtu.be/vnikEcl5LAA

lelouden
10-02-2014, 01:04 PM
http://youtu.be/vnikEcl5LAA

That was the cutest video ever. I can't wait to get mine. Hope it gets here safe:)

You look FAB! WooHoo

lelouden
10-02-2014, 04:38 PM
Yay! My little granddaughter came in after shopping with this different looking blue box. I thought it was a toy that she bought. She handed it to me and I was so excited. Its my beautiful hat. I have a collection of old hats that are displayed in my living room and I am most proud to add this to the group:D

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GinnyT11
10-02-2014, 04:43 PM
Lesley, you look wonderful in the hat! It's a nice shape and color for your face.
Now, you must find a dress to match and learn to sing Oche Chornye (sp!).

And Linda, please show us your hat on your head.

Dougf
10-04-2014, 01:32 PM
Thanks Yeti and Kira.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-bn-09If6k

Yeti&Kira
10-18-2014, 12:09 PM
Hello, everyone!
Lesley, were glad you got your prize! You look gorgeous wearing that hat! Cheers to you! BTW, the laces should be tied behind your head :)
Linda, we hope you like your new hat in the collection. Bet you look in it just as beautiful as Lesley does :)
Doug, Thanks for the song! Your Russian seems to be progressing!! :)

You guys made our evening! :)

lelouden
10-18-2014, 12:51 PM
Hello, everyone!
Lesley, were glad you got your prize! You look gorgeous wearing that hat! Cheers to you! BTW, the laces should be tied behind your head :)
Linda, we hope you like your new hat in the collection. Bet you look in it just as beautiful as Lesley does :)
Doug, Thanks for the song! Your Russian seems to be progressing!!

You guys made our evening!

Yes my beautiful hat is perfect. I really love it. Thank you both so much for your generosity :)

redpaul1
02-03-2015, 10:31 AM
This was originally posted in 3 separate clips, back in the day when YT had a 10 minute limit on uploads. I've downloaded them and spliced them back together (which involved correcting the screen size on part 3 of the original upload), so you can watch it as one single programme.

It's the definitive guide to playing reggae, which is why Season 130's been bumped back up to the top of the Seasons. Don't know how long YT will let me keep it up, so grab it while you can.


http://youtu.be/86oUQzDDfL4

CeeJay
02-03-2015, 02:29 PM
Ha...I remember this excellent little programme ....typical BBC ..get a bloody fantastic program that's " dahn wiv' da yoof "
....and then stop making it !!!

1985 so I was about 26 ish...and loved both series ....good spot Paul.

redpaul1
02-03-2015, 10:14 PM
Ha...I remember this excellent little programme ....typical BBC ..get a bloody fantastic program that's " dahn wiv' da yoof "
....and then stop making it !!!

1985 so I was about 26 ish...and loved both series ....good spot Paul.

1983, CJ - the clue's in the post's title - but thanks anyway :)

CeeJay
02-03-2015, 11:15 PM
1983, CJ - the clue's in the post's title - but thanks anyway :)


I've got a dyslexical finger .....:o