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    Default Season 360 - Celebrating a Year of Music

    Or, more specifically, celebrating a year of music by Steve (YorkSteve).

    As many of us know, Steve just completed 365 consecutive days of playing a song on a little plastic ukulele in order to raise funds for solar lamps to be sent to children in Africa (more details here). Moreover, he managed to play at a high level of quality AND stay engaged with the Seasons all year long.

    In recognition of this herculean effort, and for making the world a little brighter (literally in this case), this first full week of 2019 I would like to hear your versions of some of the 365 songs played by Steve during 2018. You can find them here (on the web) or here (on YT).

    Original songs are welcome. Please make them songs about celebration, friendship and/or togetherness. I have enough negativity to dwell on as I sit here at home twiddling my thumbs and waiting for permission from the US Government to go back to work.

    No prizes this week besides a grin, a pat on the back and my undying gratitude for making the Seasons what they are.

    The Rules
    Usual ones...
    The Season begins at 11:59:59 PM Hawaii Time on 5 Jan. and ends at 11:59:59 PM Hawaii time on 13 Jan.
    You can play anything you have previously brought to the seasons, but the video must be newly recorded for Season 360.
    Multi-tracking ok but the ukulele must be prominent. I will deviate from recent norms here and say that it must be a ukulele.
    1 song per day limit
    etc. I'm sure I'm forgetting some usual rules, but if you aren't sure then just ask here and I will do my best to clarify.

    The Wrinkle
    Once a song has been performed, it is removed from play.
    Steve played a wide variety of songs and styles, and I think this should be within reason. Exceptions will only be made for submissions that come very close together in time.

    Saturday is a free day. If you have spent a few days working on something and find someone has played it, then it is ok to post it on Saturday. Hopefully this will nudge some submissions from folks who might not otherwise contribute.

    I will post the playlist once things start rolling in on the 6th. Until then there is still more than 24 hours remaining in Del's percussive Season 359.

    Thanks everyone, and Happy New Year!

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    I like this Andy! A fitting tribute to Steve’s amazing efforts for a brilliant cause! Well done - both of you!

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    Great theme Andy.

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    Love it, Andy!
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    (Blush, Blush)

    Andy had warned me that this might be happening. I was delighted, as for once I would have no problem finding a song to do.

    If you find a song but need the chords/words, you can follow the links from here - http://www.365ukesongs.co.uk/p/downloads.html

    Looking forward to hearing what you all choose. And I might chip in with one or two myself.
    www.365ukesongs.co.uk - 365 songs in 365 days, raising funds for SolarAid

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    Great idea Andy. Pays tribute to a brilliant effort and encourages people to go back digging into the massive catalogue of songs. Inspired.

    I confess I didn't listen to as many of Steve's songs as I'd hoped. Great opportunity to rectify this.
    "Even on a cloudy day, I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun"

    "But I heard voices, Not in the head, out in the air, they called to me. Through record speakers, through thick and thin, they found a shelter, beneath my skin"

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    Quote Originally Posted by YorkSteve View Post
    Looking forward to hearing what you all choose. And I might chip in with one or two myself.
    You can revisit songs you played Steve, of course. But you have a pass to play whatever you like. I don’t want you to feel like you need to play something you have already if you don’t want to.
    Andy

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    Excellent theme Andy! Hope the bobble headed F-tards in Washington can get on the same page soon so you can go back to work! And congratulations to Steve for his amazing effort and achievement over the last year!

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    wonderful theme idea! steve has done an amazing thing, for a great cause, how lovely to celebrate this in a season!

    the no repeat thing is a great extra element of challenge, but i do wonder if it might be a bit brutal for people who take the week to bring us a gorgeous and beautifully worked up masterpiece, they might not find out a song has already been done, until it's too late for them to change tack... i hope if that happens to anyone, they'll let us know, and put their version on the island so we can still enjoy
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    Quote Originally Posted by bird's eye view of my ukelele View Post
    the no repeat thing is a great extra element of challenge, but i do wonder if it might be a bit brutal for people who take the week to bring us a gorgeous and beautifully worked up masterpiece, they might not find out a song has already been done, until the last minute and it's too late... i hope if that happens to anyone, they'll let us know, and put their version on the island so we can still enjoy
    Brill suggestion BEV. I had considered some rugs being pulled out from beneath people, thus the 1 song per day limit. I will be updating the playlist several times per day, so that may be the easiest place to check, rather than cruising back and forth through the thread.
    Andy

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