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    Default Season 425: The Idiot Box

    Hello Seasonistas (and Seasonistas to be)!

    First, I hope that everyone and their families and friends are doing well during this crazy, and let's face it, stressful time.

    In addition to spending more time with family (even if only virtually), I imagine that many of us who are under shelter-in-place orders have found more time to play the ukulele or other instruments. I also imagine that many of us have been watching a bit more TV than we might have on the Time Before COVID-19. So, this Season's theme is

    TV Theme Songs.

    Please bring songs that played under either the opening or closing credits of TV shows. These can be songs that were written specifically as theme music for a given show (e.g., The Simpsons theme or Suicide is Painless for M*A*S*H), or songs that were repurposed as such (e.g., many of the CSI shows in the US use music by The Who for a theme song). Other songs by bands that performed more than just the TV theme (e.g., Day Dream Believer by the Monkees) or songs performed during an episode of a given show are out of bounds.

    For the writers among us, please bring something having to do with some positive aspect(s) of having TV in our lives, be it educational, having to do with building community, etc. Songs simply about a TV show (e.g., how hot or not you might think Fox Mulder was) are also out of bounds.



    1. The Season begins at 12:01 AM Hawaii time on Sunday, 5 April and ends at the stroke of midnight Sunday, 12 April.
    2. Multi-tracks, other instruments, etc., are acceptable, as long as the ukeulele is front and center.
    3. Collaborations are also most welcome, as long as they follow Rules 1 and 2.
    4. No Song Limit
    5. Please listen to and comment on everyone's videos. We all appreciate the feedback.
    6. The Ukulele Underground Forum (this thread) will be the main space for this Season, but there will be parallel posts (see below for more details if interested).
    7. The usual other rules that I just don't remember right now off of the top of my head.

    Here is a place to get you started.

    Here is the now active PLAYLIST!

    Additional notes:
    Most (all?) of you are aware by now that the UU Forum as we know it is on borrowed time. The UUF Moderators have been trying a chat solution called Discord, under the umbrella of which they have included a thread for the Seasons. Caz also started a sub-channel on Reddit for the Seasons. I do not know where we may end up in the long run. But, in the event that the UUF Mods don't find something other than Discord, consider this an opportunity to practice working with a different interface for the Seasons. Both of these services are free and work in both any browser or a stand alone app for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. They do however, require you to sign up for an account.

    If Discord is your thing, go to the #seasons channel of the Ukulele Underground Forum at this link. This thread is completely unorganized and contains all chatter pertaining to the Seasons. However, you can use the search tool to find what you are interested within the #seasons thread. If you chose to post in Discord, please use the hashtag #season425 in your post. That hashtag, #season425, can be used to find all the posts having to do with this season.

    If you are more of a Reddit person, go to this link to post your video in the Season 425 thread. I think by default the thread(s) are sorted by number of up votes. However, there is an option close at the top of a given thread to sort by time. It's sorted most recent to oldest (reverse of here) but it is at least chronological.
    Last edited by Desert Pavement; 04-05-2020 at 04:19 AM. Reason: Song Limit, playlist link added

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    Great idea, Andy! I, for one, have been watching far too much TV of late!
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    You're lucky..........there's very little of interest on ours!
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    Great great great.

    " Why am I here why do I care, what do I hope to find? Nothing here can save me from the memories in my mind” GSC

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    i sometimes play a game while driving with a group (remember that?) - one hums or otherwise orally renders the melody of a theme song - the one who guesses correctly goes next....
    I think I've found my first one to do.

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    Cool theme Andy! Like Val, i've been escaping a bit more into the tele of late.

    After following all 3 threads early on this week, I kind of fell off. I'll try to get back to the habit of posting on all 3 just to help establish what works best between Discord and Reddit ~
    Talk less, play more . . . .

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    i agree with keith, the best thing about the telly at the moment is you can play a bette davis film on it via dvd! getting through boxsets at a mile a minute at the moment (the ones really in a box, over there, on a shelf!)

    good and timely theme idea, though!

    and like mezcalero, i've signed up to reddit and discord, but after initially following the chat on both of them, as well as over here, i found it a bit overwhelming and am just sticking to UU and youtube for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croaky Keith View Post
    You're lucky..........there's very little of interest on ours!
    Well, I'm watching British TV like you, Keith ... via satellite. Perhaps I'm less discerning than you?
    "The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place" George Bernard Shaw

    "Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city" George Burns

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    Rocks and Gravel a Bob Dylan song featured on True Detectives.

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    Here's a Libertines song I've wanted to do for a while. Also just happens to have been used as the theme for one of my favourite comedies, Gavin and Stacey.


    "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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