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Thread: Season 414: Coin of the Realm

  1. #21
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    Mar 2009
    Yangon, Myanmar


    Quick! No tiime t o edit! They're calling my flight to Hobart!
    Blogging about a momentous life change as I switch careers and continents--> Leaving America

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Nov 2013


    One of those perfect "learn the ukulele" songs - two chords, C & G, start on C and change chord every time you sing "money" - 365 songs in 365 days, raising funds for SolarAid

    Soprano - KoAloha KSM-00, Maccaferri Islander....Concert - Barron River Mahogany, Barron River Cypress, MyaMoe Koa, Johnny Marvin "Tenor" ....Sopranino - Rob Collins Cigar Box...all with Worth strings...and a few chords

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Feb 2011


    I recently treated myself to a second hand i-pad. Which I purchased, mainly to get to grips with Garage Band. So, I was creating as I was learning to use the App and found myself working on a very 80s feel piece when this theme was announced.

    With the tune in my head, I awoke yesterday morning to the line "Blame the 80s for the mess we're in" sung to the first line of the verse. I jotted down a few notes about my memories of the "me" decade and the rise of "Greed is Good" as a philosophy. Then later in the day. The idea for the chorus came into my head and the song then virtually wrote itself.

    While there have been no shortage of financial philosophies that worshipped Mammon, none has had the impact on our world that Monetarism has had. No financial idea has been more insidious. Its rise gave us the swing to the extreme right of the Republican Party in the US and decades of Conservative rule across the EU (including Britain). Its promise was that the wealth created by cutting back on social concerns would enrich the rich and then trickle down to everyone else. It certainly did the former, but totally failed to deliver the latter. Yet, still there are those who worship it like a holy text. Do we never learn?

    Hope you enjoy:

    Epiphone Les Paul (Red) Concert
    Kala KA FMTE - C (Low G)
    Steel Strung Hora Baritone
    Korala Baritone UKB 36
    Eugene Customised Tanglewood TU5 Baritone (High D)
    Yamaha GL1 Guitarlele
    Baritone Ukulele Banjo
    Oscar Schmidt 8 String Tenor
    Oscar Schmidt 6 String Tenor
    Jack Daniels Tenor - by Peavey
    Mainland Red Cedar Concert
    Korala Soprano Mahogany Electro Acoustic Cutaway
    Tenor Resonator Ukulele HB CLU 34-T
    Alida Electric Tenor
    Harley Benton CLU-Bass

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Dec 2009


    Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash. Written by Charles E. Calhoun, released by the Clovers in 1954, and later done by Steve Miller in the 70's.


  5. #25
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Villähde Finland


    This song fell into a vat of Delta deep fat chicken grease.
    HyperBob says: Scottish steel and Irish fire, that's the weapon I desire
    My Youtube Ukulele channel
    My Youtube Gardening channel

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Feb 2018


    Ahoy everybody and happy new year and thank you for a brilliant 2019, ukuleleing together.

    I have not been active so far this year. I was traveling without my Uke so I could not record anything, then I wound up getting a Banjo and have been busy trying to learn how to play that thing so the uke took the backseat when I returned home.
    The first step towards becoming active again is taking part so here is my rendition of Bon Jovi's Blood Money song from the film Young Guns II

  7. #27
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    Dec 2012
    Davenport, Iowa


    I got beat to the post again this week by Steve, but I'm still throwing my version of Pay Me My Money Down up. I multi-tracked two ukuleles and the vocals and harmonies, back up by Band in a Box. I even pulled out Moore Bettah this week. Hope you enjoy...

    Big Phil

    Moore Bettah 55 VW Tenor
    Ko'Aloha Soprano
    Kanilea K1 Tenor Premium
    Kanilea Concert Hono Premium
    Pono Acacia Baritone
    Gold Tone Concert Banjolele
    Alida Archtop Electric Tenor
    Kala UBass
    Ko'Aloha Sceptre Tenor
    Philnominal Ukuleles Walnut Tenor
    Islander Guitalele

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Boston area


    This was one of my favorite songs of 2017, by Chris Ardoin and NuStep Zydeco. I love the blend of zydeco, rock, and hip-hop.

    Uke can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find uke get what you need!


  9. #29
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    Dec 2014
    Sutherland Springs, Texas


    Before Tom T. Hall became a country recording star, he was Tom Hall the songwriter, because he doesn't actually have a middle name or initial. He wrote a song called "DJ For a Day" that Jimmy C. Newman had a big hit with, though at the time he wasn't yet using a middle initial. So Jimmy Key, Newman's business partner/agent, gave Hall a job as a songwriter and he wrote a bunch of other songs that Newman recorded. Key thought that his artists' names would sound better with a middle initial, so he gave Jimmy Newman the middle initial "C" for "Cajun," even though his real middle name was Yves. And when Tom Hall began recording himself, Key gave him the middle initial "T" because he liked the sound of it. This song is from back when Tom Hall was not yet a recording artist and Jimmy Newman hadn't yet begun using the middle initial "C."

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

    YouTube UkeintheHeartofTexas

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Jun 2013


    third and last one from me for the week - thanks for such an inspiring theme, jim!



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