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    Default Season 466- If You Want Blood (You Got It)

    Avē Imperātor, moritūrī tē salūtant!

    Gird your loins and prepare your ukulele for combat. "The people are only anxious for two things, bread and circuses." Bread we need to survive, but for this Season, we want blood.

    Hail, Caesar!

    Caesar demands spectacle. Wallowing in grandiose excess is a day-in-day-out-affair for the Emperor of the World, so you, fellow Seasonista, have got to be prepared to give it your all. Caesar wants blood-- and YOU'VE GOT IT!

    Let it rain. Melt the strings of your instrument as you shred an instrumental passage or sing with intensity enough to cough up part of your left lung. Spit it out upon the stage and drive on to the final chorus. Submit, for our pleasure, your most extremely felt performance of any song of your choosing.

    The Roman Games were perhaps one of history's most extreme forms of popular entertainment, but there is something about some musical performances that have a similar vibe: Bearing witness to a performer going to the utmost limit of their musical abilities is something that can stir the masses and win Caesar's approval. Of course, you might also crash and burn.... but that is a risk that you will have to take if you want to play our little game.

    If it is a sad song, try to plumb the absolute depths of that feeling. If it is outrage that is being expressed, let the flames burn high and bright. If complex arrangements are your thing, layer it deep enough to make our heads spin. If it is for love or beauty that you sing, let us feel it to the fullest extent possible, so that we may weep together for joy.


    THERE IS A SECOND (perhaps 'safer") OPTION FOR THOSE WHO (for whatever reason) WOULD RATHER NOT GO TO EXTREMES:

    You may bring any song mentioning BLOOD or BLEEDING in the title or lyrics.

    Here are some basic guidelines: Ukuleles front and centre. Other instruments and multi tracking are fine as long as the ukulele is prominent. Please use only recordings you put together this week and mention Season 466 somewhere in the video or in the description field. Originals welcome and encouraged! Collaborations as well. This "regular" 8-day season starts at 00:00:00 Hawaii time on Sunday January 17 and ends 23:59:59 Hawaii time on Sunday January 24.

    SONG LIMITS: Blood or bleeding songs are limited to one-per-day. "Extreme performances" should be limited to one or two submissions over the entire Season for each performer or collaborative group. (You may judge this limit for yourself, but it is certainly hard to give it your all every day!) It might be nice to mention somewhere that you are bravely testing your own boundaries on these 'extreme' submissions.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Please don't feel intimidated by all this talk of bloody extremity. This Season is intended to be taken as a fun exercise and to encourage you to explore new possibilities for self-expression on your instrument.

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    Now, I want you all to bleed for me.
    -Yukio
    Last edited by Yukio; 01-17-2021 at 11:37 AM.

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    great theme !
    lynda

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    Well, that’s a bloody good idea...I’m already working one up! Thanks, Chris!

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    Love the theme Chris ~
    Talk less, play more . . . .

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    Ye gods ... what fun!
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by bird's eye view of my ukelele View Post
    great theme !
    ... and so wonderfully described! Have you ever done any writing Christopher? Your descriptive prose is second to none!
    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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    i'll dedicate this old hymn to Rob - along with lots of positive thoughts

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    Chris when you forensically examine the blood splatter of my submission - you may conclude I have committed kazooicide!

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    Straight to the Lion's Den. Do not pass "GO," do not collect $200....


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    Quote Originally Posted by LimousinLil View Post
    Ye gods ... what fun!
    Like Lady Macbeth, I know I can count on you to bring the good gore!

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