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    Default if you're miserable and you know it... post a vid!



    if you're miserable and you know it, post a vid!
    if you're miserable and you know it, post a vid!
    if you're miserable and you know it, and you really want to show it,
    if you're miserable and you know it, post a vid!



    yeah baby

    i thought we could use a uke therapy thread

    i get stuff outta my system ALL THE TIME on the uke!

    here's my uke therapy for today

    "one more thing" by L7



    if you have a song you'd like to bring, any time, for therapeutic purposes, bring it here!

    shouty songs, cry-y songs, any songs that help... bring it baby
    lynda

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    Fab song, fab playing, and fab idea for a thread!

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    Love the thread idea BEVOMU. Thanks for creating this.

    This one was originally recorded way before I discovered the ukulele and still had a decent singing voice. This is on just an old beat-up strat-style guitar with a bit of chorus and reverb direct into GarageBand. Blast from the past back sometime I think September 2007.

    I just slapped this together to share here now with Kdenlive on Linux.

    Photo is of me back around the time this was recorded.

    I hope it's ok that I'm not uking in this song here.

    Chords are C / G / Am / F and just repeated.

    I sing this song whenever I'm sad or upset, or feel like the world has let me down.


    https://youtu.be/q2eZANbNukI
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    Default "A Course in Miracles" - a song a day

    I am rarely miserable these days, though I was pretty much always that way when I was young. Gradually over time I learned some things that lightened my outlook considerably and led me out of chronic misery to a more functional emotional "set point" ... but I was still wracked with doubts and fears, and probably wouldn't have described myself as truly happy.

    Somewhere along the way I discovered that happiness is a choice, and took on practicing it, and in recent years, happiness has become my natural emotional place. Sure, I still not infrequently get impatient, frustrated, annoyed, upset, fearful, doubtful, and a whole range of emotions ... but I usually return pretty quickly to a happy, grateful place (sometimes it happens pretty naturally, other times it takes a bit of effort) ... and these days I spend the bulk of my time there. And I am hugely grateful for that!

    Most of this happened before I discovered ukulele a couple years ago ... and playing uke has only enhanced my state of happiness. And yeah, when I do go to some dark place, and remember to and am willing to grab a uke and play something ... it is a great tool for helping raise my emotional state. And playing it a lot when I'm not particularly miserable helps to keep me in a happier state more of the time.

    One of several things that has helped me in this journey over the years is that a few years back, I did the entire 365 lessons of the "Workbook for Students" from "A Course in Miracles". It's quite an amazing work ... neither religious nor anti-religious ... it's an experiential training that deeply shifted my way of seeing and interacting with the world to one of peace and love and oneness. I did not get through the entire thing in a year ... I think it was more like two and a half years! ... but I did complete the entire thing. Pretty amazing for me, since I know myself as much more of an enthusiastic starter than a diligent follow-through-er or finisher.

    And ... then over the years, I stopped using the principles as diligently, and stopped doing the practices as much ... I moved on to other things that also helped me, but I got away from some of the fundamentals that kept me most grounded.

    Two weeks ago Friday I saw a movie, James Twyman's "A Chorus in Miracles", a documentary of his year spent traveling around visiting other ACIM practitioners, and recording a song with collaborators for each of the 365 lessons. I was moved by the movie to pick up the lessons again, starting with #1 on Saturday, and by Monday I had started my own little "A Course in Miracles" song-a-day project. Today is Day 12, and I am about to record my Lesson 12 song.

    Meanwhile, here's the playlist, starting with Lesson 1:

    Wendy -- UkeCan1 of Uke Can Play Too!
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    Uke Can 1 | Uke On! Band | Uke Can Play Too! | The Prosperous Artist
    Facebook: Uke On! Band | Uke Can Play Too! | The Prosperous Artist Revolution

    Ukes:
    Tiki Uki = soprano Tiki Flea, Epi Leadshredder = Les Paul Epiphone concert
    Pocky = Kala Pocket Uke sopranissimo, Chili = Mainland soprano Chili Pepper Uke
    Minnie (hot pink, "Happy to Be Me!), Mickey (bright blue), and Sophia (lavender) First Act "mini guitars"

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    thank you, la perdrix and bathbird!

    and booli - that was so loVely!

    and wendy, that takes uke therapy to a whole new level! and nothing beats a good uke project, i personally have nicked, i think i mean been inspired by!, jim uke4ia's super awesome prog-rock-on-the-uke project idea, and have a little ongoing project of my own now too, to bring as much t rex and marc bolan to uke as a i can

    because, let's face it, i just haven't been doing enough uke vids!
    lynda

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    Quote Originally Posted by bird's eye view of my ukelele View Post
    and wendy, that takes uke therapy to a whole new level! and nothing beats a good uke project, i personally have nicked, i think i mean been inspired by!, jim uke4ia's super awesome prog-rock-on-the-uke project idea, and have a little ongoing project of my own now too, to bring as much t rex and marc bolan to uke as a i can

    because, let's face it, i just haven't been doing enough uke vids!
    You can always do more!

    And thank you! I am really enjoying this song a day project ... and it has been surprisingly easy to do. Of course they are tiny little "songlets", not whole songs ... so they are quite simple and fun. And it gets me comfortable with making video at the drop of a hat.

    Lesson 12 is up ... and I have been making charts of the songlets but haven't posted them yet ... will do that soon!
    Wendy -- UkeCan1 of Uke Can Play Too!
    YouTube:
    Uke Can 1 | Uke On! Band | Uke Can Play Too! | The Prosperous Artist
    Facebook: Uke On! Band | Uke Can Play Too! | The Prosperous Artist Revolution

    Ukes:
    Tiki Uki = soprano Tiki Flea, Epi Leadshredder = Les Paul Epiphone concert
    Pocky = Kala Pocket Uke sopranissimo, Chili = Mainland soprano Chili Pepper Uke
    Minnie (hot pink, "Happy to Be Me!), Mickey (bright blue), and Sophia (lavender) First Act "mini guitars"

    If you're a Seasonista, come join the Seasonista Facebook group! (PM me)
    If you're not (YET!), come play with us in the Seasons of the Ukulele ... it's easy and fun

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    Lynda! I have been thinking of you today....and some other uker friends.
    Made this up just now....
    Making something like this doesn't make me feel "good" or "better"...

    I did it just to let you know that I love you and many of the ukers here.

    Rock on!


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    joo that was great! thank you!


    and here's another from me

    lynda

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    thank you Lynda for starting this thread and Booli, Uke Can, Joo and Lynda for the comforting gift of your voices and music....


    a cover of a Peter, Paul and Mary song for my friends....


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