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    Default Season 395 - Spicks and Specks

    Hi friends!

    The world near me is currently on fire, and power/etc may not be reliable, so I will post a video as soon as I can… assuming this isn’t actually the apocalypse.

    This season’s theme is ‘Spicks and Specks’!

    Aussies will remember (fondly, I hope!) the music quiz/game show that aired between Feb 2005 and Nov 2011, with the BeeGees classic tune, Spicks and Specks, performed by the Dissociatives (Paul Mac and Silverchair’s Daniel Johns) as the theme song.

    Here is a link to the Wikipedia page: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spic...ks_(TV_series)
    YouTube has episodes and highlights of the show, but I suspect these are not available in all regions.

    There were music based games, like Substitute (the guest sang unrelated words, eg the text to a car repair manual, to the tune of a well known song - which their teammates had to correctly identify), Word Up (teams are given five random words from the lyrics of a song, and they must then identify the song), and Step Back in Time (songs are played backwards and must be identified by the teams).

    There were 277 episodes, with guests ranging from Troy Cassar-Daley to Melinda Schneider, from Meatloaf to the Wiggles. (IMDB lists 744 ‘cast’ members https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0448300/fullcredits/ and Wikipedia has a shorter list of notable guests!)

    Your challenge this week, Seasonistas, is to bring either:
    - any song originally performed by any of the regulars or guests;
    - any song originally performed by the BeeGees;
    - any song performed to the tune of a different song; or
    - in the spirit of the song ‘Spicks and Specks’, bring an original that sounds upbeat, but has lyrics that are much more somber/lonely/depressing.
    NEW! - any song performed as a musical act on the show (not played/performed as part of the games or only mentioned in passing on the show).

    Song limit this week is three (to start with - let’s see how we go!).

    The winner/s will receive a prize - some shiny pins/buttons for your ukulele case!

    Multi-tracking is fine, so long as the ukulele is the star (of course). Collaboration is heartily encouraged!

    The season starts, as always, at 00:00 Sunday Hawaii time, and don’t forget, you still have time left on uke4ia’s Season 394: the Electric Version!

    ...and here’s the Playlist!

    <3
    EmmaX
    Last edited by EmmaX; 09-08-2019 at 09:35 PM.

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    Hmmm, the Oompah Loompahs appeared in two episodes....
    Uke can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find uke get what you need!

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    Great idea Emma! I don't know anything of this show, nor many of the names on the list, but the Bee Gees, Meatload and Suzi Cuatro are a good starting point for me. Look forward to discovering some new music and artists this week. Thanks for stepping up and hosting~

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    Quote Originally Posted by uke4ia View Post
    Hmmm, the Oompah Loompahs appeared in two episodes....
    Oh, Woohoo!!

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    I used to LOVE watching Spicks and Specks! Great theme!
    "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 Mezcalero View Post
    Great idea Emma! I don't know anything of this show, nor many of the names on the list, but the Bee Gees, Meatload and Suzi Cuatro are a good starting point for me. Look forward to discovering some new music and artists this week. Thanks for stepping up and hosting~
    My pleasure - I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone brings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAB11 View Post
    I used to LOVE watching Spicks and Specks! Great theme!
    Cheers mate! I miss the show a lot, but there’s always reruns on a Saturday night - and Myf Warhurst’s weekly podcast ‘Bang On’!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmmaX View Post
    Cheers mate! I miss the show a lot, but there’s always reruns on a Saturday night - and Myf Warhurst’s weekly podcast ‘Bang On’!
    I'll have to check out the podcast. I miss Spicks and Specks too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmmaX View Post
    Cheers mate! I miss the show a lot, but there’s always reruns on a Saturday night - and Myf Warhurst’s weekly podcast ‘Bang On’!
    Sadly I'm not in Aus anymore so I can't get them.
    "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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    Spicks and Specks is currently being being rerun on the ABC in Australia.
    Cheers Santa.

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