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  1. Well, I suppose that it was to be expected that...

    Well, I suppose that it was to be expected that I'd bring an original to the party. What may not have been expected is that after four years of wearing a goatee beard, I shaved it off for the video...
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    For my entry this week I decided to update a song...

    For my entry this week I decided to update a song I loved as a kid. It's a Lonnie Donegan classic adapted to fit the 21st Century.

    So, for your delight and delectation here is a politically...
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    It's nearly midnight here, so I can say this was...

    It's nearly midnight here, so I can say this was posted on another day to fit in with this Season's rules. Basically if I don't post this last song of mine for this week now, then I won't be able to...
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    My second original this week.... Time permitting,...

    My second original this week.... Time permitting, it may not be my last... You lucky people :rolleyes:

    This is not really Hot Hot Hot, but it is definitely related to a DESERT!

    It is another in...
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    Here is an original about an elderly Irish couple...

    Here is an original about an elderly Irish couple who decide to try life in sunny Spain.

    It was born from a banjo tune that I was working on. I am terrible at remembering tunes, unless I put some...
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    I have gone for the Dystopian Themed Original...

    I have gone for the Dystopian Themed Original Song for this week's season.

    It's built around my Les Paul Concert Ukulele passed through a Zoom G1X multi-effects pedal. Bass & Drums by Band in a...
  7. Great wrap and a fine week. Congrats, Brian! A...

    Great wrap and a fine week. Congrats, Brian! A deserving winner!

    Bluegrass Uke 4 Ever!

    Bet Lynda is relieved she wasn't banned too ;)
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    I don't know how country this is. But it...

    I don't know how country this is. But it certainly is about some people considered outlaws and bandits by the Government (of Franco) - the Maquis - the organised guerrillas who tried to be a thorn in...
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    If anyone is ever stuck for a theme for their...

    If anyone is ever stuck for a theme for their season, they could do worse than trawl through Harry 122's predictions. This one is an especially interesting one.
  10. I thought I had done my bit this week. But the...

    I thought I had done my bit this week. But the muse had other ideas. Here is a brand new Berni Original written especially for this Season. To help with the Bluegrass feel, I added backing using Band...
  11. As promised here is my adaptation of a song that...

    As promised here is my adaptation of a song that was on my Dad's favourite album:
    "Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys".

    The original was a 19th C. British Music Hall song. It was adapted by...
  12. I got two lined up for you this week. A Berni...

    I got two lined up for you this week. A Berni Original in a Bluegrass style (I hear fiddle and mandolin solos in my head that I am incapable of playing :) ). Then - Gasp - Berni will do a cover for...
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    I never thought I'd get a video in for this week....

    I never thought I'd get a video in for this week. I have been working night and day to finish subtitling an excellent Catalan Crime Thriller series into English. I did the first series for them last...
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    Real sad news. Ray contacted me after somehow...

    Real sad news. Ray contacted me after somehow hearing my song in tribute to George Harrison. We became Facebook friends and chatted fairly often about GH and the world of the Uke.

    I really wish I...
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    This one has AINT in the title (if you look...

    This one has AINT in the title (if you look carefully) ;)

    But just in case, it has an ain't at the end of a line in one verse.

    This is another love song for Carmen. She really needs them, at...
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    My second and last original for this season.... a...

    My second and last original for this season.... a soulful blues that is still firmly influenced by the death of my good friend, Gemma, a few weeks back. Sunsets can be very hard sometimes as Cyril...
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    An original song in a soul idiom from me this...

    An original song in a soul idiom from me this week. We were up on the Costa Brava with the in-laws for a couple of days. Knowing the theme, I just picked up my uke, got down home and funky and this...
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    This week my Spring song is a tribute to a dear...

    This week my Spring song is a tribute to a dear friend who lost her fight with cancer just as the winter was turning to spring this year. A wonderful woman, she had been the boss of a print works (at...
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    My second and last this week. I had hoped to...

    My second and last this week. I had hoped to record this song about "Strolling along the Prom" on the Prom itself, but the wind was so strong that it made any recording difficult, if not impossible....
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    A new song written especially for this Season. ...

    A new song written especially for this Season.

    The word "outside" in Liverpool (and in many other British cities) is a feared word, because it is usually issued by some guy twice your size...
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    For my bonus song this week a brand new song that...

    For my bonus song this week a brand new song that I wrote for this season. My wife, Carmen, is going through a hard time at the moment. Her parents are getting on in years (early and mid 80s) and her...
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    This is my third song this week. Is this a recent...

    This is my third song this week. Is this a recent record? And I even plan to get a Bonus in tonight or tomorrow!

    It is a history of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's iron clad ship S.S. Great Britain...
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    My second this week is an old song of mine from...

    My second this week is an old song of mine from my folk singing days (probably written about 1985). It examines the decline of British Seamen - which was very noticeable in the 1980s.

    A few notes...
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    I used to be "famous" for writing sea songs in...

    I used to be "famous" for writing sea songs in the folk world in the 1980s - so I should have a few in my old songbooks. However, I'd like to start with this one I wrote during FAWM (a couple of...
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    I have been very busy this week, finishing my...

    I have been very busy this week, finishing my contributions to FAWM - I managed to write 18 songs in February - but Brian (Pabrizzer) knocked that into a top hat with his contributions.

    Anyway my...
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