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    Default paxukulele 10-year anniversary

    I'm celebrating the 10-year anniversary of my paxukulele YouTube channel! Am I allowed to toot my own horn a little bit?

    On my channel, I've posted ukulele videos of 478 different songs. I'm only 22 videos away from 500, so that's my immediate goal. I think I'll probably reach that goal early next year. I don't have any plans to stop at 500. I want to keep the channel going as long as I can.

    You won't be surprised to know the artist/group I've covered the most is the Beatles with 44 songs (along with 2 McCartney songs and 1 Lennon song from their solo years). Stevie Wonder is next with 13 songs, Elton John with 9 songs, Kalapana with 6 songs (and one Mackey Feary song from his solo years), the (Young) Rascals with 6 songs, and Johnny Mathis with 5 songs.

    You might be surprised to know my two most-watched videos are Japanese language songs. One is "Sukiyaki" (34,344 views) and the other is "Christmas Eve" (31,886 views). What surprises me quite a bit is that my third most-watched video is "Put Your Head On My Shoulder," a Paul Anka tune from 1959 (26,854 views)! I can't explain it but I'll take it! I'll post it here.

    Ten years! A hearty THANKS to my Ukulele Underground friends for checking out my videos and leaving comments. You make me want to keep going!

    Last edited by keonepax; 06-16-2021 at 01:18 AM. Reason: fixing grammar, better word choice

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    Congratulations on your 10 year YouTube anniversary, and all the best for the future of your channel. I'm sure there are still plenty of fabulous songs to cover, so 500 won't mean the end of your journey!

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    Congrats on the ten years!... and the soon to be 500!

    I have not heard nearly all your songs, but the ones I have heard have all been wonderful, most bringing smiles and good memories!

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    Congratulations! I've really enjoyed your YouTube channel! One of my favorites of your videos is this unforgettable and haunting recording of "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" in tribute to the victims and survivors of the tsunami in Japan a decade ago.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms Bean View Post
    Congratulations on your 10 year YouTube anniversary, and all the best for the future of your channel. I'm sure there are still plenty of fabulous songs to cover, so 500 won't mean the end of your journey!
    Thanks, Ms. Bean! My biggest worry is finger pain, so hopefully that condition won't worsen over the years. I hope I can keep it going!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow21 View Post
    Congrats on the ten years!... and the soon to be 500!

    I have not heard nearly all your songs, but the ones I have heard have all been wonderful, most bringing smiles and good memories!
    Thanks, rainbow21! One of my goals has been to find songs that haven't been covered much by ukulele people and sometimes not covered at all by anyone, and then try to post hopefully a decent version of the song. I still have a long to-do list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mds725 View Post
    Congratulations! I've really enjoyed your YouTube channel! One of my favorites of your videos is this unforgettable and haunting recording of "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" in tribute to the victims and survivors of the tsunami in Japan a decade ago.

    Thanks, MDS725! I really appreciate it! My memory of covering this song is that I was inspired by the level of sympathy and support from the international community after this disaster. I always try to sing with feeling, but as I did this song, I was overwhelmed by emotion and had to stop and gather myself. I was happy when I was able to get it done!

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    Congratulations! It does take a lot of sticktoitiveness. I'm coming up on 2 years and 200 videos. I have something special in the works for #200 but not sure it will get finished before the 2 year mark
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG, Eb SC XLU
    Hanson 5-string tenor, LW dGBEA
    Southern Cross concert GCEA
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127
    Pelem, B reentrant
    Jupiter #71, E cuatro TI/Oasis

    !Flukutronic!

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    Congratulations!
    Your renditions of Kawailehua and La Isla Bonita (Hawaiian version) are my favorites. Sorry that they're not on YouTube anymore.
    Kamaka HF3, Tenor
    Ko'olau C1, Concert
    Pono MC, Concert

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    John,

    Congratulations on quite an achievement. My sense is that we should be thanking you for stirring our memories, motivating us to practice, and (more often than not) putting a smile on our faces. Thank you.

    Bill

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