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    SEASON 434 - GROUNDHOG YEAR

    Good morning, afternoon and evening everybody! So… last July Lynda (bird’s eye view of my ukulele) and I co-hosted Season 388 together, and had a blast doing it. And now we’ve decided to have another go in the hope that you all might enjoy it too this time! ;-)

    Now you may be a little puzzled by the title of this week’s theme – it’s derived from the title of a 1993 film (Groundhog Day), starring Bill Murray as a cynical TV weatherman covering an annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, who becomes trapped in a time loop forcing him to endlessly repeat the day of February 2.

    So for Season 434 we are going to musically trap you in a time loop, forcing you to endlessly repeat the year of your choice. In other words, you can only play songs that were written and/or recorded and/or released in that one specific year. You must choose and state that year in the written post with your first entry and stick to it for the rest of the week, restating the year in the text of each subsequent post for your hosts’ convenience please. But do not deviate from that one same year or I’ll set Lynda on you! Get it? Good!!!

    Originals are welcome, but they must have a connection to your year of choice - for example an event that happened to you (births, deaths, marriages, meetings etc), or a significant national or world event from that particular year. That should give you plenty of scope.

    Collaborations (from the year chosen by at least one of the collaborators) and multitracking are welcome, as are other instruments – but ukulele must be in the mix somewhere!

    THERE IS NO SONG LIMIT!

    The season starts at 12.01am Hawaiian time Sunday 7th June and ends at 11.59pm Sunday 14th. Both Lynda and I will invoke the host’s privilege and post one song each below as an example of what we need - everyone else will have to wait until the official starting time!

    THERE WILL BE PRIZES! We will each choose our 3 favourite entries (yes that’s 6 altogether!), and the winners will receive a prize - details of which can be discovered in the short video below:



    Winners will be announced in the wraps within a few days of the end of the Season.

    Most of all……. HAVE FUN!

    Lynda will be managing the playlist this time, but I will add a link to it here when it’s up and running.

    Edit: here it is -

    PLAYLIST

    And don’t forget Val’s relatively wonderful season 433 still has another day and a bit to run - so please don’t neglect her!
    Last edited by DelGriff; 06-06-2020 at 07:09 AM.
    My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzx...Pezq1Qh7YLL5Ew

    My 'Yazuke' collaborations with bird's eye view of my ukulele: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...21bONWOlsIWLZc

    My 'Griffs' collaborations with Mezcalero: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...phaZNPwJIIfBHm

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    is there a year of music that you'd like to live in this week? tell us your year, tell us why it's your year, and bring a song or two or more from that year.

    i'm picking 1976 as my year, because it saw the release of "anarchy in the UK" - the debut single by the sex pistols - and was the year that the underground punk rock movement started to really be seen and heard by more people, as it began to enter the charts, mainstream media, and the wider culture.

    i think punk rock, even just the idea of it, is hugely inspiring and liberating, its message being, you just need a few chords, something to play them on, and something you want to say, to get started making your own music.

    so i bring you 1976, and "anarchy in the UK"



    del and i are posting an intro song each from our years, to get the groundhog party started, but don't forget, the season starts properly at the start of sunday, hawaii time, so don't post your vids until then, as per usual. HAVE FUN!
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    Now THAT is a very clever theme, Lynda and Del! (Strangely enough, I just watched the film again in the last week or so.)
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    i absolutely adore the film, val! i can watch it again, and again, and again, and
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    It’s a (co-)host’s privilege to post early - hence we are each posting an example of what’s needed this week. Everyone else will have to wait for Sunday (Hawaiian time) I’m afraid!

    My chosen year: 1984

    Let’s face it, it was always going to be a year in the 80s for me - my fave musical decade by a mile! Synth pop and the New Romantics dominated the music scene here in the UK, and it was music that really connected with me. I’d had my fill of the often tuneless and rather shouty punk era (sorry Lynda!), so it all came as something of a relief! I turned 18 in 1984, I was in the lower 6th form at school so A-level exams were a whole year away, and pubs and parties brought a whole new definition to the word ‘fun’.

    And this is a song that I love, and was the soundtrack to every party I can remember from those happy carefree days:



    Have fun this week everyone!
    My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzx...Pezq1Qh7YLL5Ew

    My 'Yazuke' collaborations with bird's eye view of my ukulele: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...21bONWOlsIWLZc

    My 'Griffs' collaborations with Mezcalero: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...phaZNPwJIIfBHm

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    Quote Originally Posted by DelGriff View Post
    I’d had my fill of the often tuneless and rather shouty punk era (sorry Lynda!)
    how very dare you!!!!!!!!!
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    Great theme guys! Having a quick look through one of my potential years and it was a fantastic trip down memory lane.
    "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"

    Shouting Into a Tin Can EP on Soundcloud now!

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    Oh wow, guys. Fantastic theme! Now to decide which year ...
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    Very original and cool thread! Should be no problem to find a year filled with great songs! Excellent early posts by both of you ~
    Talk less, play more . . . .

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    I was going to do my favourite olde English ballade from 1373...” Johnnie thou be Goode “....he could play a lute like ringing a belle. I may reconsider.

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