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TheOnlyUkeThatMatters

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Here are the hosts for upcoming Seasons of the Ukulele. If you're excited to host, but haven't had a chance to sign up yet, Seasons needing hosts are listed below as TBA.

Guidelines and tips are below the list of upcoming hosts. Past themes/challenges are in post #5 below.


If you would like to be on the reserve list (that is, if you'd be willing and able to host on short notice if someone is unable to host or if I'm unable to contact a host for an upcoming week), please let me know and I'll add your name to the reserve list.

Your pal,
TheOnlyUkeThatMatters, Seasons Volunteer Coordinator Jr.

Reserve List:
peewee, Shady Wilbury, strumsilly, UkeCan1, pabrizzer, BigDaddyUker, Tootler, IamNoMan, frisbee fred

Upcoming Seasons


195. 8th – 15th November......myrnaukelele

196. 15th – 22nd November......Rustyy

197. 22nd – 29th November......YorkSteve

198. 29th November – 6th December......Dougf

199. 6th – 13th December......hendulele

200. 13th – 20th December......Tootler

201. 20th – 27th December......BigDaddyUker

202. 27th December – 3rd January......UkeCan1

203. 3rd – 10th January......Phluffy the Destroyer

204. 10th – 17th January......Freeda

205. 17th – 24th January......bonesigh

206. 24th – 31st January......bird's eye view of my ukelele

207. 31st January – 7th February......uke4ia

208. 7th – 14th February......pabrizzer

209. 14th – 21st February......YorkSteve

210. 21st – 28th February......Harry122

211. 28th February – 6th March......Rustyy

212. 6th – 13th March......barefootgypsy

213. 13th – 20th March......turtledrum

214. 20th – 27th March......Tootler

215. 27th – 3rd April......mountain goat


Basic Guidelines

  • If you'd like to host a Season, choose a week during which you'll have the time and energy to be a good host.
  • Mark your Season week on your personal calendar so you can prepare as the week nears.
  • Sign up for only two weeks per year unless unclaimed weeks remain unclaimed, then go ahead and volunteer for another.
  • If things change and you're unable host, please contact me (a private message is best) ASAP so a substitute can be found.
  • The only week with a theme in advance is the last full Season before Christmas. (The Holiday Songs week was like a holiday party, with many warm greetings and cheer, so we'll be continuing the tradition.)
Good ideas for hosts
During your Season, we're in "your house", so you can set things up your way, but there are a few expectations:
  • Hosts must have posted at least one video for a Seasons challenge---more is much better---the more you've participated, the better you'll be at hosting a great Season.
  • Please comment in your Season thread on the entries or post a response video giving feedback to all the participants. Or, even better, do both.
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.)
Hosts
  • Choose theme and set parameters. (Bonus songs allowed? Multi-tracking? etc.)
  • Post theme Saturday night (USA mainland time); don't allow videos posted until Sunday.
  • Season ends at 11:59:59 PM Hawaii time the next Sunday.
  • Select winners (using a method of your choice) and announce them soon after then end of your Season.
  • Offer prizes for the winners. Prizes need not be expensive. (Certificates are fine; joke prizes are fine; but ukuleles are the best prizes ;) )
  • It's great if the host posts a video during the week, whether it's an intro video, a response video, a performance, or one (or more) of each.
Participants
  • The more the merrier---encourage new people to join us.
  • Follow the host's specifications for that week. (Read the host's challenge thread carefully and/or watch the challenge video.)
  • Comment on others' videos, and not just your top favorites! Everyone likes encouragement. Your comment might help someone enormously. Each comment contributes the positive vibe of the Seasons, and strengthens the aloha spirit of the challenges. (In the past, some people posted lists of the entries, with comments for each one. Now, more participants comment on YouTube. Participants like to be noticed, and posting in the thread---without duplicating the video or lots of text---is welcome.)
A quote from former Seasons volunteer coordinator and ukulele hero, ukuloonie:
I think that we have a good group here who participate each week. I was thinking if you don’t see somebody for a while on the Seasons, it might make somebody’s day if they were just contacted to see how they were doing, not to find out why that they are not participating, just to say hello, thinking of you and hope all is well.
 
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many thanks to ukuloonie for the great organizing and cheers to ralf for taking over! good luck!
 

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First, HUGE props to Drew (aka Ukuloonie) for his amazing hard work.

Then, HUGE props to Ralf (aka The Only Uke That Matters) for taking up the reins!

Finally, HUGE props to all Seasonista hosts, past and future. For you Seasonistas who haven't hosted yet, I hope you'll consider it; it is really amazing!

Anyway, I can do week 92, and would be happy to be a reservist, as well.
 

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thanks Drew & Ralf! I'll take week 80 and go on the reserve list as well....
 

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guidelines and tips for hosts and pariticipants...

...are in Post #1 below the list of upcoming hosts.

Past themes:
Year 1
the beginning: chrimess - The Six Seasons of the Ukulele:
(1) 2011 Grammies
(2) Anti-Valentine's Day (negation of love)
(3) Happy Birthday, Barak Obama (Hawaiian music)
(4) Oscar-nominated music
(5) 90s alternative rock
(6) Irish music
7. eugene ukulele - Woody Guthrie
8. strumsilly - Easter
9. TheOnlyUkeThatMatters - Smiles & Sunshine
10. mattydee - Earth Day & Shakespeare
11. Oldephart - 12-Bar Blues
12. UkuleleDaveey - Rebellious, Revolution, Renegade
13. Freeda - Mothers
14. Eugene ukulele - Bicycles & Ukulele Ike
15. MattyDee - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
16. Ukuloone - Pre-1950s British Folk
17. SillyDave - Animals
18. TCK - Duets
19. myrnaukelele - Rivers
20. Ukelites - Heaven & Hell
21. Peewee - French
22. 23Skidoo - Traditional Country
23. Ukuleledaddy - Home
24. TCK - Guilty Pleasures
25. Tootler - Trains
26. GT3T11 - Dreams
27. DougF - Latin Music
28. Nongdam - American Top 100
29. 29Moons - Numbers; Moon
30. Wee_Ginga_Yin - Gardens
31. Uke4ia - Rain
32. RichM - British Invasion
33. TheOnlyUkeThatMatters - Take me out to the ball game
34. Jpeg - I-V-vi-IV Progression
35. Eugene Ukulele - Coffee, Tea & Honey
36. Peewee - Halloween
37. Austin1 - Percussion on the uke
38. Luana Gouvea - Saudade
39. SillyDave - Ukesterbrown
40. Tootler - Rock & Roll
41. Matty Dee - Fire
42. We Tigers - Italy; Crime
43. Austin1 - Mash-ups
44. Seeso - Holiday Music
45. Tootler - "While shepard's watched their flocks"
46. Pabrizzer - 011137
47. GT3T11 - Work
48. Ukuleledaddy - Best Albums Ever
49. Uke4ia - Weekdays
50. Uncle Elvis - Elvis
51. Ksiegal - Tom Paxton
52. Chrimes - Metallica
Year 2
53. Oldphart - Second chance at previous themes
54. TCK - Birds
55. pabrizzer - Location, Location, Location
56. FIL - Texas Singer-Songwriters
57. DougF - Songs about Songs
58. Electra Uke - Instrumentals
59. GT3T11 - Time
60. MattyDee - "Our song"
61. MikeF - Muppets, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock
62. Strumsilly - Water
63. Tootler - Now is the Month of Maying
64. Dave Wave - Louisiana
65. Decaturcomp - Road songs
66. TheOnlyUkeThatMatters - The Ramones
67. Eugene Ukulele - Louden Wainwright III
68. Pabrizer - Food
69. Joko - Songs for teaching
70. Krabbers - Three Little Words
71. GinnyT11 - Name Game Dance Party
72. myrnaukelele - Oh, Canada!
73. bbbanister - freedom or is it anarchy? (no rules)
74. alemarco - People/events from history/the news
75. UkuLily Mars - Horseracing
76. Pueo - Jerry Garcia/The Grateful Dead
77. Frisbee Fred - Broadway!
78. Wongo - Ska
79. Dougf - Memories
80. wetigers - Literarature
81. Barbablanca - Pastiches
82. ukeeku - Disappointment
83. UkeyDave - Let's Get Emotional (goosebump-inducing songs)
84. 23skidoo - Play the song you're best at
85. wallyboy - Tamla/Motown; Sounds of the 60s
86. Austin1 - Animated Disney films; Queen; classical vocal music
87. TCK - Booze
88. UkuLily Mars - Learn/try something new
89. Ginny - Body parts
90. max2173 - Songs that came out when Seasonistas were 18
91. mikef - Songs originally performed by the opposite gender
92. mattydee - Nonsense
93. The Ukelites - Metal
94. vct33 - Two songs with opposites in their titles
95. bird's eye view of my ukelele - Disco; Glam rock; Abba
96. Tootler - Rockin' Christmas
97. electrauke - Mexico
98. 29moons - MTV
99. GaryC1968 - Product placement, commercials & jingles
100. decaturcomp - Death
101. MyrnaUkelele - Cold
102. Frisbee Fred - Blues
103. ukuloonie - Shapes
104. pabrizzer - Hats
Year 3
105. ukuleledaddy - Songs of Freedom
106. Shady Wilbury - George Harrison
107. peewee - Johnny songs
108. Dougf - Spinal Tap; "11"
109. ukuLily Mars - Songs written by women
110. RichM - Art & Artists
111. mattydee - One-Hit Wonders
112. uke41a - Primates
113. 29moons - Yacht Rock
114. GinnyT11 - Money
115. birdseyeviewofmyuke - Yeah, Baby!
116. eugene ukulele - Tin Pan Alley
117. max2173 - Science Fiction
118. bonesigh - Puppets sing parodies
119. lelouden - Crazy Words, Crazy Tune
120. Tootler - Classical
121. pabrizzer - Ouch!
122. TCK - Tribute: Seasonistas play songs played by other Seasonistas
123. decaturcomp - Songs by Berni Armstrong; more tributes, songs about family
124. OldePhart - Write and perform some original lyrics
125. greenie44 - Soul
126. Tootler - War
127. frisbee fred - Stories
128. thunderflea - Uppity Music Snob's favorites
129. Markwo - Theme songs
130. Yeti&Kira - Reggae
131. RAB11 - Homecoming
132. TheOnlyUkeThatMatters - 21st Century
133. myrnaukelele - Sweet stuff
134. librainian - "Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy"
135. decaturcomp - Pets
136. lelouden - 50s
137. uke4ia - Air, Sky, Atmosphere
138. cua94 - Story Time!
139. pabrizzer - Repeated Words
140. mattydee - Cats
141. decaturcomp - Neil Young
142. BigDaddyUker - High-energy music
143. bonesigh - Bonesigh's iTunes playlist
144. GinnyT11 - Redos
145. mikef - Welsh music
146. Dougf - Songs that ended up in court
147. bird's eye view of my ukelele - UK hits from 67-69
148. Tootler - Three Score and Ten
149. myrnaukelele - Gift Us With a Song
150. UkeCan1 - New Jersey
151. Barbablanca - Break-ups
152. Celebration of UkeyDave
153. bonesoup - Hands & Feet
154. wee_ginga_yin - Robert Burns; Gogol Bordello
155. lelouden - Age
Year 4
156. ohmless - Love, Peace, & Diplomacy
157. ukuloonie - Colors
158. frisbee fred - B.B., Albert, & Freddie King
159. UkeCan1 - UkeCan1's friends
160. BigDaddyUker - International Women's Day; noodling
161. Harry122 - Novelty Songs
162. Tootler - Desert Island Ukes
163. IamNoMan - April Fools, Tricksters & Twisted Tunes
164. barefootgypsy - The Fair
165. Markwo - Ups & Downs
166. RAB11 - Jack White
167. Yeti&Kira - Waltz
168. uke4ia - Bright Lights; Rabbits
169. Shady Wilbury - Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, the Eagles
170. bird's eye view of my ukelele - Eurovision
171. UkeFoote - "The Many Moods of..."
172. Hippy Dribble - Jug Bands
173. myrnaukelele - Honky Tonk
174. Harry122 - Silly Love Songs
175. Dougf - Boats
176. TheOnlyUkeThatMatters - Rainbows; LGBTQ+
177. hendulele - The Wayback Machine
178. Tootler - Stories
179. mikef - I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue
180. BigDaddyUker - Montana
181. bubbly193 - Spongebob; Social change
182. pabrizzer - Hair
183. UkeFoote - Woodstock
184. Harry122 - Instrumentals
185. lelouden - Family
186. decaturcomp - Will The Circle Be Unbroken?
187. greyghost - Songs Seasonistas hate
188. uke4ia - Sad Songs; Prog Rock I
189. Tootler - Traditions, Myths & Legends
190. Debby - Southern Rock
191. thesillydave - Weddings
192. ohmless - Video Games
193. Harry122 - Halloween
194. AlanDP - Texas Tornados
 
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Thanks to both Ukuloonie, Seasonista Wrangler Emeritus, and theonlyukethatmatters, Incoming Seasonista Wrangler! Thanks for looking after us and keeping this party going.
 

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Drew... legend! A hearty thank you for all you've done.
Ralf... Another hearty thank you for picking up the mantle... you have the full support of us all I'm sure.

And to business... could I host week 91 please Sir?
 

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I'm currently signed up for week 86--however, would anyone hosting weeks 72, 73, 76, or 77 be interesting in trading with me? If not, no worries, just figured it couldn't hurt to ask!
 

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We'll take 84 please! The last time we were host we had 42 so it's a logical step...
 

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87 starts on my birthday- can't imagine a better present! I'll take it
Many thanks to Loonie for really hammering this into shape, and Ralf, hats off for taking the reigns- Long live the seasons!
 

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I'm currently signed up for week 86--however, would anyone hosting weeks 72, 73, 76, or 77 be interesting in trading with me? If not, no worries, just figured it couldn't hurt to ask!
If anyone hosting one of those weeks can help austin1 out---she's in grad school, so making time to host a Season is quite a challenge---you can "trade" for any open week that works for you. Just let me know in the thread or via private message.

-Seasons volunteer coordinator Jr.

PS for austin1: Wishing you lots of energy, focus, and smarts as you continue work on your thesis!