Season 596: There are more questions than answers

I am sticking a placeholder here because I really really want video 100 but my phone is taking an annoying amount of time to upload the video :). Yes, I am a very old child...

EDIT: Either you were all being very kind and not posting to allow me the host's privilege, or I'd have got away with it anyway. Either way, do you realize that this is the 100th video of the Season? No? Turns out Graham predicted correctly that it'd be a busy week following 100 100 100! Anyway, here's video 100, which, coincidentally, is "Do You Realize??". a Flaming Lips cover:

I'd have spent longer on doing a decent job of this but it is past 1am. Sorry neighbours...
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As a diversion from the usual swing tunes I like to cover, when I saw the theme, I immediately thought of this tune by Chicago. Since my flea was handy, I grabbed it to do a quick video. Hope you enjoy

here is a nice song to play on the uke. saw it in my song book this morning and realised it fits the theme.

(i deleted this and reposted again because I realised mine was the 100th video! It IS the host's privilege to be there! haha)
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Ok- I may have called out all you cricketers for not yet bringing Billy Bragg to the season yet. It is done from a place of love.
And here he is, played pedal to the metal (aluminium?) and loud…because our AC unit is working really hard making it so I don’t show up bare chested.
And as promised, the Louvin Brothers. This song is both a set of questions and some answers. NGL…for the time it was written in (1958), this had to be such a weird song. I was not there so cannot verify.
105 ;)
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Two Carpenters songs today for Verandah 2 Jam day 4, that both ask questions about birds ... starring, of course ... birds.

If you're going to listen to just one, do "End of the World" - the birds, the uke, and I all sound better in that one. I was about to do a practice run, having never played the song before, but then a giant (they are all giant) sulphur-crested cockatoo landed on the verandah railing behind me, so I just pressed record and went with it!

"Close to You" has trickier chords, rangier lyrics, and there was a large and very wild lorikeet luau going on in the tree behind me ... so consider yourself warned: TURN YOUR VOLUME DOWN before you listen to this one.

an original for the season
though i've written several other songs this week and played some covers,
this was the first songwriting idea i had when the season was the little chord sequence flowing
& i was humming along to it but arrggghhh, the words wouldn't come; i've spent the whole week
fighting w/ the lyrics until today when things seemed to come together.
some songs happen almost as fast as i'm able to write them down and then, well, sometimes
there are ones like this one. :)
in any case, it feels appropriate to bow out of the week disgracefully w/ this song
and it's tag line that sorta sums up to me what this theme is about when all's said and done.
thank you Edwin for what has been and continues to be a fantastic week of music!

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I don’t know what’s happening but Seasons seems to have been re-invigorated lately. Long May it continue 👍

Without wishing to start another world war, I think it may at least partly be a backlash against some of the criticism that we’ve endured recently from elsewhere on the forum - ie Seasonistas putting their music where their mouth is, and singing out in defence of all that is good about this place!

Thank you all for being here, and doing what you do! ❤️
Songs have been used to comfort and heal... they are used to soothe us and send us to sleep. We are somehow lost if no one will sing us sweet songs.

Lay me down gently, lay me down low,
I fear I am broken and won't mend, I know.
One thing I ask when the stars light the skies,
Who now will sing me lullabies,
Oh who now will sing me lullabies.

In this big world I'm lonely, for I am but small,
Oh angels in heaven, don't you care for me at all?
You heard my heart breaking for it rang through the skies,
So why don't you sing me lullabies,
Oh why don't you sing me lullabies.

I lay here; I'm weeping for the stars they have come,
I lay here not sleeping; now the long night has begun.
The man in the moon, oh he can't help but cry,
For there's no one to sing me lullabies,
Oh there's no one to sing me lullabies.

Lay me down gently, lay me down low
I fear I am broken and won't mend, I know
One thing I ask when the stars light the skies,
Who now will sing me lullabies
Oh who now will sing me lullabies.
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I managed to finish my 2nd entry before flying out this morning! I basically started recording while working at 9am Friday and finished everything around 3am. (I did manage to work, eat, garden and do a bike ride in that time span as well) But most of it was learning this song and recording it section by section instead of doing the whole song one instrument at a time...It was an interesting way of putting it together!

Anyway, this song's got questions! Since, I made it instrumental, here's the lyrics:

An open window
A novel, a couple holding hands
An avocado
A poem written in the sand
Fresh fallen snow on the ground
A golden retriever in a flower crown
Is this heaven?
Or is it just a
White woman
A white woman's Instagram
White woman
A white woman's Instagram (Instagram)
White woman (white woman)
A white woman's Instagram
White woman
A white woman's Instagram
Latte foam art, tiny pumpkins
Fuzzy, comfy socks
Coffee table made out of driftwood
A bobblehead of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
A needlepoint of a fox
Some random quote from Lord of the Rings
Incorrectly attributed to Martin Luther King
Is this heaven?
Or am I looking at a
White woman
A white woman's Instagram
White woman
A white woman's Instagram (Instagram)
White woman (white woman)
A white woman's Instagram
White woman
A white woman's Instagram
Another song from me - a Great Depression era song from Blind Alfred Reed (originally on violin). It’s been covered by quite a few people including Ry Cooder and Bruce Springsteen (with updated lyrics).

I think this song from Pete Seger should be here as well.

What Have They Done To The Rain - Malvina Reynolds

Malvina wrote this song in 1962 as a protest against above ground nuclear testing and I, like many others at the time, wore the "Nuclear Disarmament" button, which later became the peace sign. The song could be just as relevant today referring to acid rain.

Nuclear Disamament button.jpg

I did this one at the Zoom open mic today (inspired by Chris @_mourningdove‘s lovely cover of it a few weeks back), and realised that it contains a few questions in the lyrics. Encouraged by some very kind comments from the Zooministas earlier, I made no additions to this one for a change, except for a little reverb.

I'm just venting here. True story though, with, as yet, no ending. Don't do what I did. And I would like to know the answers to the questions asked here...

This song by Billy Joel has a whole lot of questions and some of them are even answers. Don’t you hate it when people answer a question with another question?
Dyne*! - Oh! - Might!
(*a unit of force that, acting on a mass of one gram, increases its velocity by one centimeter per second every second along the direction that it acts.)
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