- Sep 21, 2010
Welcome to the 140th Season of the Ukulele!
As some of you may remember, my wife and I lost our beloved cat, Dexter, to the ravages of time this past summer. The house has felt ever so empty since, that is, until this week. On Monday, we we welcomed three (!) new kittens to the neighborhood: Tink, Bess, and Samuel Beckett.
So, in their honor, this week is all about cats!
Songs will mention some kind of cat in the title or the lyric. Lions and tigers, panthers, etc, accepted. Also accepted are songs by Cat Stevens, Cat Power, John Cougar Mellencamp, or the Stray Cats. Also, songs from the musicals Cats, The Aristocats, and Gay Purr-ee. You get the picture.
Prizes will be strings in the size of your choosing, commemorating the old school catgut strings of yore.
Judging will be, as it ever is in my seasons, based on a combination of singing, playing, setting, spark, and je ne sais quoi.
In a twist for me, multi-tracking is allowed (there are three new cats, after all), but you should know that I tend to like the simple things the best.
Three entries total before you start taking them to the island. I will count the last entry posted as official unless you tell me otherwise. That's the one that will be judged, though they'll all get comments.
Songs should be newly recorded for this season, and it'd be nice if there were a spoken or written acknowledgement to that effect.
Don't worry if someone gets to a song you chose before you. Do it anyway. Duplicates are welcome.
This season runs, as they all do, for eight, count 'em, eight days: Sunday October 19 - Sunday October 26. For those of you who tend not to stick around till that second Sunday, a lot of good stuff gets posted that day, generally. You're missing out. But so:
Sunday October 19 12:01am Hawaiian - Sunday October 26 11:59pm Hawaiian.
Oh, hey, also, I picked up this week last minute, which I was happy to do. But Monday is a big day for me, so I may not get to commenting between Sunday and Tuesday. Just so you know. Hey old timers, remember the days when there was no commenting at all till the end of the season? In the days of 25-30 entries total per season? Neither here, nor there, I suppose.
All right, cats and kittens... Away we go.
Here's the playlist.
And the Littermates.