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    Default SOTU 469 Friends and Neighbours

    Greetings, my fellow Seasonistas!

    A very good evening (or whatever time it is chez-vous) and welcome to Season 469! I welcome you to a week of "Friends and Neighbours" ... good and bad. Please watch the introductory video, which is EXCEEDINGLY short. (The accompanying film chronicles the hazards of apartment living at the turn of the 20th Century ... as Paul Simon so aptly put it, "one man's floor is another man's ceiling.")

    Please come and be numerous (as they quaintly say here in France) ... you KNOW you have nothing else to do next week!

    Meanwhile, do not forget that Jim's amazingly obscure week still has well over a day to run.

    I will put up the Playlist once the contributions start to come in.

    Thank You and Good Night!




    PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...0BhU9FilO28G11
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    Quote Originally Posted by LimousinLil View Post
    as Paul Simon so aptly put it, "one man's floor is another man's ceiling."
    ain't it the most vexatious truth!!!

    ...as i'm sure my neighbour in the flat upstairs said when i plugged in uke AND voice earlier today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bird's eye view of my ukelele View Post
    ain't it the most vexatious truth!!!

    ...as i'm sure my neighbour in the flat upstairs said when i plugged in uke AND voice earlier today!
    bwahahahaha. if i was your neighbour i'd give the footstomp signal and slip down w/ a uke and keep the jam rollin...

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    And we are away ... with a reliably early song from Charley; thank you! (Just as well you posted, because I was under the impression that there was still an hour to go!)

    As for YOU, Lynda and Jon, you obviously fall under the category of "neighbours from hell" ... I shall report you to the Management at once! (Er, on the other hand, I'm just on the floor below you Lynda ... is there any chance I might join in, too???)
    Last edited by LimousinLil; 02-07-2021 at 12:16 AM.
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    "Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city" George Burns

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    Thank you Val for sacrificing those valuable French Gigabytes again. Here's an original blues tune about blues men in the neighbourhood. Some will recognise the odd reference to people and songs.

    If Lightnin’ was your neighbour
    Would you let him play all night
    Bang on his J-50 till kites were at their height
    And when its time for leaving he’d sing
    “baby please don’t go” And you’d stay
    A little longer, not to hurt him so.

    If Albert lived in Number 3
    Would you make the time to call
    If it wasn’t for bad luck
    He’d have no luck at all
    He was born under a bad sign,
    Black cats know his name
    Take him some of your key lime pie
    And see if his luck might change

    Sonny Boy and Little Walter
    Live across the road
    See them reaching for their harps
    As the rooster crows
    They’re bending notes, they’re bending time
    They’ll shake your window pane
    And just when you think you’re on the level
    They’ll blow you down again.

    Seems like all your neighbours got the blues

    Willie Johnson’s on the street
    Revelations on his chest
    Invite him in for coffee
    Let that man confess
    Dark was his night
    And cold was his ground
    Cried his lamp was trimmed
    But it’s burning down

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    The Brothers of St Gabriel - When I Needed a Neighbour.
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    I don't know about anyone else, but my first question on seeing a theme is generally "Is there a Tom Waits song that fits?".

    This is a Tom Waits song about a neighbourhood and the people who live in it, so I suppose that makes them neighbours (or, in his case, neighbors). On tenor ukulele. I didn't have a brass band handy, like the original, so I added a baritone uke instead.

    It's a lot quieter than this where I live. In fact, the only disturbance anyone really mentions is a strange sound of a moaning man and a weird plinky noise. I've never heard it myself, though. I'm probably just too engrossed in playing my uke.

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    Ahoy there.
    I have often played this on the guitar but never on the uke, until today. The tuning is (low)G-C-F-A#
    A song about friends

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtsteam View Post
    I don't know about anyone else, but my first question on seeing a theme is generally "Is there a Tom Waits song that fits?".

    This is a Tom Waits song about a neighbourhood and the people who live in it, so I suppose that makes them neighbours (or, in his case, neighbors). On tenor ukulele. I didn't have a brass band handy, like the original, so I added a baritone uke instead.

    It's a lot quieter than this where I live. In fact, the only disturbance anyone really mentions is a strange sound of a moaning man and a weird plinky noise. I've never heard it myself, though. I'm probably just too engrossed in playing my uke.

    I though of Tom Waits "What's he building in there" when hearing the neighbour theme. But I doubt any cover can capture the essence of that song.
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