First of all, happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!
I almost can't believe what I'm hearing. I love these songs, they mean a great deal to me, and to hear you folks play your hearts out giving these songs new life is something pretty special. Here's a rundown on our first offerings:
pabrizzer - Mostly Water
I can't tell you how happy I am that the first song is one of Bap Kennedy's. TCK knows I have a thing for Bap, so much so that last year I did entire show of his tunes. The show is listed on the companion thread, it's called The Right Stuff. This is just great. I love the run you've got going on in the intro and throughout. Simply an excellent way to kick off the week!
xommen - I’m On Fire
Glad you found this one Wim! It's from an Americana show I did called I Hear Them All. You picked up that bluegrass groove and went for it! I love the strum you're doing here. Great take on this tune.
RAB11 - Teenage Kicks
This sounds great! The bedhead makes it even more punk. You nailed this. I've played this tune many times before but never like this. You even laid down an excellent solo bit. Nice!
Demimondaine - 99 Luftballoons
I'm not surprised this shows up on day one. Such a great song. TCK and I have both played this song on separate radio shows. This is so fun! I can just see you busking this tune. Thanks so much for doing this one!
IamNoMan - Footprints In The Snow
This is just right for you and I am throughly enjoying your take on this classic. TCK played this song on a Bill Monroe show he did not too long ago. Really nice Tommy!
Harry122 - Science Is Real
Haha! I was hoping someone would do this song. Such a fun song, and it's extra fun hearing it done on ukulele. This song kicked off the science show I did a couple of weeks ago. Thanks for bringing this!
guzzler - I Would If I Could
Yay! I'm so glad you found this gem. I had forgotten about this song. TCK and I played a series of shows featuring songs by women, and this is from one of those. I loved your rendition. Suits the uke and your voice very well. Thanks for digging and performing a new to you tune.
Alan DP - Hesitation Blues
Excellent fret work there! I'm gonna have to learn how to do that fancy stuff someday. This is great. You got the feel of that recording from the show as well as a bit of a jazzy feel. Swing it! And thanks for being a fan of the show.
TCK - Hobo’s Lullaby
God I love this song, and you playing it has me on cloud 9. I think I played a different version of this song on my first train show, which was only the second show I ever did. So sweet mate. And I just have to say that I'm pissed that you are paling this in your shorts in the sunshine. It is freezing here and our furnace went out. Is your couch free?
YorkSteve - Just Can’t Get Enough
"a tinkley-plonk synth band" - LOL! I will never be able to think of Depeche Mode in any other way! This rendition is absolutely gorgeous! I never would have imagined this tune in this way. I love picking and your voice couldn't be more perfect. Can't get enough of this!
LucilleJustRocks - Train Whistle Blues
So glad we got some yodeling in here! I love what you're doing there, very bluesy stuff. Wish I could riff like that. I expect we'll hear quite a few train songs this week and this is such a great one. Thanks!