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    Love that photo of Xander, Brian.
    Gorgeous boy. xo

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    This song is dedicated to 2020
    This Year written by The Mountain Goats


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    Great rendition of my favorite Mountain Goats song! And a sweet shirt to boot.

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    For Berni
    As you plough through the snows of December
    Remember that poor Captain Scott
    Wasn't he the second to reach the South Pole?
    Well no, in fact he was not.
    Roald Amundsen, he was the first
    Or that's what everyone reckoned.
    But we've all been under a misapprehension
    I've been toald that Roald was second.
    When he arrived at his goal
    A small patch of yellow snow marked it
    For who was first to the pole
    Spot of the Antarctic.

    It was an elementary mistake
    That put Roald out of the hunt
    How can the man at the back of the sledge
    Beat the dog he has tied to the front?
    But Spot was not a happy dog
    A dog needs to go out for a run
    But pulling a sledge all those miles through the snow
    A walk round the park would have done.
    A sledge piled high with a cooker, a fridge, a TV and who had to park it
    It wasn't Roald who trudged through the coald
    It was Spot of the Antarctic.

    Of course, Roald did all the planning
    Strategy flowed from his mouth
    "Which way shall we go today, Roald?" said Spot
    And Roald said "South."
    And on the return journey
    His keen mind again proved its worth
    "Which way shall we go today, Roald?" said Spot
    And Roald said "North"
    All Spot had to do was pull the sledge
    Put the tent up and when it got dark it
    Was whose job to cook Roald supper
    Spot of the Antarctic.

    "My name used to be Ronald" said Roald
    "But alas, I was a poor man
    I had to sell my own N to finance the trip
    I sold it to someone called Orman.
    I bought a tent and a sledge
    And a dog and set out to do it
    Spot didn't like the Antarctic at first
    But he's taken a Viking to it.
    I thought I'd be first to the pole
    I got off the sledge and then parked it
    I wanted to be first, my heart going to burst
    It was Spot of the Antarctic."

    Then half way through the journey home
    He spoke to his pet with regret
    "I've miscalculated, our food is all ated
    And McDonald's haven't opened here yet."
    No for Roald the example of Oates
    No bravely going out for a walk
    He simply shouted "Come here, Spot"
    And got out his knife and fork.
    The dog may be gone, but the legend lives on
    All down the years dog's have barked it
    For who was the first to the pole?
    Spot of the Antarctic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wee_ginga_yin View Post
    For Berni
    As you plough through the snows of December
    Remember that poor Captain Scott
    Wasn't he the second to reach the South Pole?
    Well no, in fact he was not.....
    That's brilliant. Is it by the guy who wrote "Guide Cats for the Blind"?

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    So this might... and I stress might be my last entry for 431. Thanks so much Joo for letting me get all these off my chest!

    Over my six decades I have had too many friends lost (in one way or another) to addiction. There have been overdoses, prison sentences, disappearances into the streets, a brilliant guitarist who can't play now because of the shakes he acquired from alcohol poisoning, etc, etc. This song is my dedication to them all and a recognition that their paths, once they were on them, were not easy to deviate from.

    This song itself was a second fruit from the challenge to write a song from the point of view of an inanimate object. In this case a personification of the addiction itself.
    It is a cheery little number, but with a very serious subject.


    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

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    I really wish I could have done more this week, and I still am going to do more somehow, some way. One of the rare advantages of being in Houston is that Hawaii time is like 5-6 hours behind. So i've got until Monday morning. This one is dedicated to the all the seasonistas who regularly write and share their original songs with us here on the Seasons. Berni, Graham, Brian, Lynda, Jon and John from Australia, new member JoAnn, Eric, Joo, Ryan, Chelle, Rob, Bob(JKing), Jas and i'm sorry if I missed anyone off the top of my head. Also this is dedicated to the writer of the song, Steve Goodman. His story is a fantastic one, i'd encourage you to find out about him if you don't already. Anyway, here's "City of New Orleans" joined by Jon and Willie ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by joo View Post
    Here is my cover of Eric's Isolation Blues. I'm gonna comment on it now.
    I dedicate this to all my seasonista friends.



    EDIT: I dunno why the light keeps flickering.... there're no effects I put here.
    When you're in front of a camera, you don't want any bright light to be behind you. It's called backlighting. The camera is reacting to the light it sees as you move your head.

    Some ideas for lighting -

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    I was trying to learn a bit about multi tracking and basic video editing. As my equipment mainly consists of bent pins, wire, AA batteries, and empty tin cans, it took a while. It is not much, but I have this to show for my efforts. Cheers to the guy running the stump grinder outside, too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukio View Post
    I was trying to learn a bit about multi tracking and basic video editing. As my equipment mainly consists of bent pins, wire, AA batteries, and empty tin cans, it took a while. It is not much, but I have this to show for my efforts. Cheers to the guy running the stump grinder outside, too.

    You must have been thinking of someone in particular. It was very heartfelt. And of course, I love that Mya Moe resonator as I have one of its cousins.

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