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    Congratulations to all who have made this 400...

    Congratulations to all who have made this 400 possible. I've been around since 325.Loved every week.
    Here's a Greek myth.Tim Buckley with a fairly literal take on The Sirens myth.One of the myths...
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    Italy is mentioned in this early Dylan blues tune...

    Italy is mentioned in this early Dylan blues tune off Freewheelin'.
    On Tenor, A string tuned down to G.
    Noticed this was originally played on guitar with a capo on 5.So perfect for a uke.
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    Excellent theme Ylle. Here's one that qualifies...

    Excellent theme Ylle.
    Here's one that qualifies on two counts.It's about Rome and a Frank Sinatra song.Written by the primo songwriting team of Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn.
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    Any Australian over a certain age will know "ooh...

    Any Australian over a certain age will know "ooh mow ma mow mow, ooh mow ma mow mow" as the refrain from the 1969 hit "The Real Thing". A psychedelic goodie from Russell Morris.It was deservedly...
  5. Donovan's isle of Islay. Islay is a Scottish...

    Donovan's isle of Islay.
    Islay is a Scottish island famous for it's whiskey.
    I bought my brother a bottle of Islay Whiskey for his birthday.Can't remember the name but the distillery dated back to...
  6. I looked up Cooksferry to find out where it was...

    I looked up Cooksferry to find out where it was in London.Turns out Richard Thompson has invented a fictional unsalubrious suburb.The narrator Mulvaney appears to be a gangster Kray type...
  7. Here's one from The Pogues. Written by Shane...

    Here's one from The Pogues. Written by Shane Macgowan great songwriter and exemplar of British dentistry. ha..I shouldn't talk my choppers aren't so flash either.Sorry i missed Joko's week. I've been...
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    Robert Forster was on Emma's guest list. He was a...

    Robert Forster was on Emma's guest list. He was a member of Australian band The Go-Betweens. The video here is a promotional film of Rockdale in the '30's.It's the next suburb to me in the south of...
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    Here's one on my 3 string fretless cigar box...

    Here's one on my 3 string fretless cigar box gui.....ahem...ukulele.Son House's Death Letter Blues.I recommend checking out Son House on youtube if not familiar.An hypnotic performer of Delta Blues...
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    Animals song - Sky pilot. Plugged in tenor uke...

    Animals song - Sky pilot. Plugged in tenor uke and plugged in acoustic guitar.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejyM45Y4VNc
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    Early shift arrives.Using my Yamaha Thr5a...

    Early shift arrives.Using my Yamaha Thr5a amp.Size of a tissue box but capable of lush reverb, chorus and delay.Here's one by one of my favourite Australian artists Ed Kuepper.I know the other...
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    Hello Randy above -And in a splash of...

    Hello Randy above -And in a splash of synchronicity I was reminded of this song when looking through Randy's youtubes last week.A Frank Zappa with some self invented words / slang.From the great 70's...
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    Chris - I expected the unexpected...you didn't...

    Chris - I expected the unexpected...you didn't disappoint.I went the literal jive route.Cause i hadn't seen your SLANG of any sort explanation.No worries- got me to learn a cool song I've always...
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    you've got to be hot before you play cool! ...

    you've got to be hot before you play cool!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vaihriTY68
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    In the words of Maynard G. Krebs...”you rang?”

    In the words of Maynard G. Krebs...”you rang?”
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    In full agreement with Kev's comments above.I...

    In full agreement with Kev's comments above.I enjoyed going through Randy's youtubes. Here's my version of a Dylan he covered with panache.
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    Here's a song i could imagine Randy...

    Here's a song i could imagine Randy singing...quirky. Wild Man from Borneo by Kinky Friedman.Besides his musical prowess I can recommend Kinky's detective novels.
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    Top theme Linda! I've been posting a bit over a...

    Top theme Linda! I've been posting a bit over a year here now.Whenever i see Randy's behatted, bespecticalled noggin on my computer screen i feel the world is a better place.
    in his honour I got the...
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    Here's a boisterous Australian folk song - I...

    Here's a boisterous Australian folk song - I always enjoy the fun attitude in this.
    About cattle herders (cowboys)...drovers in Australian lingo.And in this case Overlanders. The ones that do the...
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    Brian has already commented that this is a sad...

    Brian has already commented that this is a sad sounding happy song.True.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr-LJxAcEgU
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    Well done Kelly.I'm pleased you are making me...

    Well done Kelly.I'm pleased you are making me find some happy tunes.Here's a 60's Small Faces happy hippy one. Uke with a bit of guitar.And a cartoon from the 30's with some somewhat erotic trees!?!...
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    Good on ya Tom.Lots of scope here.I knew of Jeff...

    Good on ya Tom.Lots of scope here.I knew of Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty's Wilbury connection but I didn't know about the co-writing of some of Tom Petty's great tunes.Here's one.Amplified baritone here....
  23. Thanks so much Lynda and Del. Hosting par...

    Thanks so much Lynda and Del. Hosting par excellence!
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    Some dreaming from Young Neil. ...

    Some dreaming from Young Neil.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Whf2hq8zEXU&feature=youtu.be
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    Busy week.So in early with another.An original....

    Busy week.So in early with another.An original. I've been listening to a podcast called Cocaine and Rhinestones-A History of Country Music.So maybe that had an influence on this strange one.In open...
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