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    Thanks for hosting this week, Trent and Ann Marie!
    Here is a video from a series that Jon, Kevin and I are working on at the moment.
    This is the 23rd of what we would call "audio portraiture" of some mental hospital patients who are featured in the December 2001-January 2002 issue of the Colors publication titled Madness.
    If you are interested here is the complete playlist to date. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...Ru52ReeXWtMecb

    "I was a talker, that was my problem, I talked too much. I talked all the time. You know which planet I like the most? Pluto. You know why? Because it's the planet furthest from the Earth...and also from the sun....it's the coldest...and Andromeda is the nicest galaxy...and the number I like most is the hundrillion...and listen, once I dreamed that I was Superman, I mean I call him Superman, but it wasn't really Superman, but Superman was the thing that he was most like. I went flying to the end of the universe, and then I came back. " - Pedro, 61

    kev - voice, electric baritone ukulele, drum loop
    joo - film edit using copyright-free footage of underwater sea creatures/particles

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    This is a Shel Silverstein piece that I taped from the radio about 30 years ago and accidentally memorized without meaning to. The original backing music is a shamisen or something like that. I couldn't possibly imitate it, so I just made something up.

    More baritone on this one. I like to use it for picking patterns, not so much for strumming.

    Never mind the words, just hum along and keep on going...

    YouTube UkeintheHeartofTexas

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    I listened to those spoken-word songs by Red Sovine, Lorne Greene and so many others. I never wrote one, though. Here goes, hope you like it! I added claves and voices.

    Randy - Harry122

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    thanks for the week Trent and Ann Marie.
    this is an original song of joo's which we thought
    a great fit for the season.



    SISYPHUS IS A DUNG BEETLE

    the old lady has a face of a sun flower
    sun, light, the moon...

    a vampire on a rocking chair,
    smoking his pipe, counting the stars.

    "Goodnight moon", the bear whispered,
    reading a letter by the window in the moonlight.
    he, like Jan Vermeer, loves windows, moonlight and traveling.

    someone dropped a pearl earring as she hurried out the door
    to meet her secret lover...

    in the pitch black night, a dung beetle found the earring
    and started to roll it up the mountain;
    he almost got ran over but he tried and tried
    and tried and tried and tried.

    Sisyphus is a dung beetle.
    Sisyphus is a dung beetle.

    a wolf in the window pokes his nose
    into a missing brick of the wall.
    "I hate windows!", he cried.
    the sheep laughed and walked away.

    an old rat was eavesdropping from behind the wall.
    he too, was scared of the sun.

    ill fated lovers grew their hair like Rapunzel.
    skyscrapers swallowed by the tongues of fire.

    on a busy street one hot afternoon
    a man in black looked at the world through a manhole.

    the children lied on their bed that night
    as their mother placed a crate full of apples on the table.
    one fell off and rolled towards the edge
    and dropped onto the floor.

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    Here's a Doug Kershaw song from the late 60's that popped in my head, did this in one recorded take.


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    Ahoy everybody
    I tried to do Bob Dylan's 'Who Killed Davey Moore?', which is a talking-type song.
    It took a few tries to figure out but, I think, I managed it.
    I did say '375' insted of '374' and I hope that you can forgive that mistake of mine...

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    Default When cars had Fins

    Rpeek is a junk yard rat rod driver, and I fell in love with his poem
    When cars had fins. I found a video of him reciting the poem
    and found a midi file of Spirit in the sky and spliced it together
    to fit with the music, and as an extra bonus I also got a clip of him
    driving his open top rusted rat rod that has a piston head for
    a shift stick, and having fun with his scarf. I made this 8 years
    ago and it still makes me smile to hear it, cos it is so gloriously
    politically incorrect... the passion for a rusted, gas guzzling,
    uneconomical, environment polluting, mechanically broken
    piece of automotive junk, that requires constant maintenance
    is somehow admirable, and Rpeek will drive his rat rod for no
    other reason than it will turn heads.
    It is something old men have to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wee_ginga_yin View Post
    Rpeek is a junk yard rat rod driver, and I fell in love with his poem
    When cars had fins. I found a video of him reciting the poem
    and found a midi file of Spirit in the sky and spliced it together
    to fit with the music, and as an extra bonus I also got a clip of him
    driving his open top rusted rat rod that has a piston head for
    a shift stick, and having fun with his scarf. I made this 8 years
    ago and it still makes me smile to hear it, cos it is so gloriously
    politically incorrect... the passion for a rusted, gas guzzling,
    uneconomical, environment polluting, mechanically broken
    piece of automotive junk, that requires constant maintenance
    is somehow admirable, and Rpeek will drive his rat rod for no
    other reason than it will turn heads.
    It is something old men have to do.
    I love the video! If you can add ukulele to it, I'll count it as an entry.

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    If my wife finds out we had a week like this, and you specifically mentioned Red Sovine, and I didn't do one of his recitations, she would kill me. So I'm doing this one in the interest of self-preservation.

    Info for everyone who doesn't know this one: this is one of his truck driving recitations he made back during the CB radio craze of the 1970s.

    Never mind the words, just hum along and keep on going...

    YouTube UkeintheHeartofTexas

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    another homemade-y. this is a very inspiring season!!!

    "resist the destroyer"

    lynda

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