Seasonistas on-line get together / open mic

So, here’s what I did with the new song I performed at tonight’s Zoom session after we finished. Really touched by the reaction to it from you all - thank you! :)

 
Turn arounds - The last eight beats of a verse gets us ready to go back to the beginning. Starts with I (C in this case) and ends with V (G7 in this case). What goes between depends on how adventurous you're feeling. Here are a few examples.
C / / / |G7 / / / |
C / A7 / |Dm7 / G7 / |
C / Em7 Ebm7 |Dm7 / G7 / |
C / C#dim / |Dm7 / G7 / |
 
So, here’s what I did with the new song I performed at tonight’s Zoom session after we finished. Really touched by the reaction to it from you all - thank you! :)


My Dad had dementia too, once when we were together he mistook me for his brother Addie, and he began to tell me about his son Robert that lived in Finland. I fully expected to hear some things that I would not want to hear and wondered if I should stop him, but they never came, his thoughts of me were only good. It is a fine thing that the memories of one person about another are fond ones.
 
Evening all!

For those who aren’t aware, every Saturday for the last 3 years we’ve had a live online open mic session for Seasonistas, hosted on Zoom currently by either Brian Fergus (ukefoote) or Ila (they usually alternate weeks). There are about a dozen of us who regularly attend and some who pop in occasionally - we each play a song of our choice in turn and listen and comment on each other’s performances. This is interspersed by some general chat and banter - it’s very friendly, and a lovely way to spend a couple of hours.

These sessions have traditionally started at 8.30pm UK time, but we are aware that this isn’t a particularly good time for those Seasonistas who live in Asia and Australia. So we have recently talked about the possibility of doing maybe one Zoom session per month with a start time 3 hours later (ie 11.30pm UK time) to make it more convenient for others to ‘attend’.

So what we really need to know is whether there are many of you out there that would be more likely to join in if we did occasionally change the time to accommodate you. We’re planning a trial session soon (date to be confirmed), but in the meantime, please express your interest by replying here (or by PM if you’d prefer).

Thanks! :)
 
My Dad had dementia too, once when we were together he mistook me for his brother Addie, and he began to tell me about his son Robert that lived in Finland. I fully expected to hear some things that I would not want to hear and wondered if I should stop him, but they never came, his thoughts of me were only good. It is a fine thing that the memories of one person about another are fond ones.
Oh man. I can't imagine anyone having only nice memories of me. I'm happy with who I am, but I also understand that my obnoxious sense of humor is not everyone's cup of pee tea.
 
What's going on? Is there a reason I can't join zoom? Did yall finally get fed up of my childish poop jokes?
 
I will be missing again this week, as our local uke group are playing a singalong session at a wedding reception. The groom is 85. Hope we don't make him dance too much.
 
Here's the song "Hidamari Michi" (A Sunny Road) that I played at today's open mic. I wanted a video record of this song in case it's a long time before it fits a Seasons theme.

 
I will be absent (again) tonight too. We have a heating crisis in our house (i.e. none), and as my study is the coldest room in the house, I am avoiding it.
 
What the hell, every time I try to join it says invalid ID
 
Steve typed Ila's Zoom number wrong on the first page. It should read:

623 009 0567
 
I will be absent again this week. The lure of Eurovision is just too great. I have a friend with a connection to the Slovenian entry, so I have to vote.
 
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