SOTU 603: Speed!

Thanks for hosting Sabine. This one goes faster than a rollercoaster.

 
This is a song about how the guy with the fast car gets the girl, which I guess must have been a theme in car songs since the beginning of cars. Maxwell was a major car manufacturer in the early 20th century, existing from 1904 to 1925. They had major problems in the years following WWI and the failing company was taken over by Chrysler in 1925. Maxwell cars had one innovation that no one else had: they had a shock absorber spring under the radiator to provide additional protection for the radiator from the rough roads. I included a couple of photos of Maxwell cars in the video. In the auto parlance of that time, the "roadster" was a one-seater meant for carrying only two people, while the "touring" was a two-seater that could carry up to three more people in the back seat.

 
Hello again, Sabine ... this is me coming back FAR too soon; I was supposed to be gardening, but it was too hot! This is a particularly silly song from children's songwriter, Bryant Oden, and since it is about a snail, we are obviously focusing on a distinct lack of speed!

 
One from the patron saint of ukulele players, George Formby.
This is from his film 'No Limit', where 'speed demon' George Shuttleworth takes his bike, The Shuttleworth Snap, over to the Isle of Man to ride in the TT Races

 
MY BAD - Vance Gilbert

Vance wrote this song trying to incorporate the language of today's young people into the jazz style of the thirties and forties, but Vance knows a whole lot more jazz chords than I do, so I've had to simplify the changes a bunch. Give Vance's version a listen sometime.

 
If you could choose a superpower, what would it be? Would you choose to be lightning fast? Well, at least suggesting it makes it fit the theme, but, otherwise, it's not for me, as this song explains...



I vaguely remember discussing this with people recently. Possibly one of the Saturday open mic sessions? Anyway. I'd be happy to have a superpower that doesn't draw attention to myself. Also one that helps me cut down on the caffeine.
 
Hello again, Sabine ... this is me coming back FAR too soon; I was supposed to be gardening, but it was too hot! This is a particularly silly song from children's songwriter, Bryant Oden, and since it is about a snail, we are obviously focusing on a distinct lack of speed!
a snail had its shell stolen by a bunch of slugs
when asked by the snail police what it could tell them regarding the theft it said
'not much - it all happened so fast'
 
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Hello again, Sabine ... this is me coming back FAR too soon; I was supposed to be gardening, but it was too hot! This is a particularly silly song from children's songwriter, Bryant Oden, and since it is about a snail, we are obviously focusing on a distinct lack of speed!


In Finland we have rally snails... I caught one in action.
 
more snails! I love them! :love:

some picking on a uke called Martha (my first uke), with a glock called Clock (my second glock),
and cartoons i made in 2020.
and because you didn't ask, the dog in the cartoon is called Pervy, and the snail is Buddy.

Thanks for hosting Sabine!


Oh, I also wanna softly let you all know that I am currently having a John Prine song contest. Go play us some JP songs!
https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/threads/john-prine-song-contest.160196/#post-2433085
 
a snail had his shell stolen by a bunch of slugs
when asked by the snail police what he could tell them regarding the theft he said
'not much - it all happened so fast'
And talking of snails/slugs, I used to take our late, lamented dog, Clemmie, on a circular walk, down the hill, past a stream, up through another hamlet, down another hill, along the side of another stream, over a bridge and back up another hill to our house. When leaving one morning, I saw a large slug crossing the road and when I came back some forty minutes later, that slug was STILL crossing the road ... all of which proves that slugs don't move with the speed of light; and also, that we don't have much passing traffic!
 
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more snails! I love them! :love:

some picking on a uke called Martha (my first uke), with a glock called Clock (my second glock),
and cartoons i made in 2020.
and because you didn't ask, the dog in the cartoon is called Pervy, and the snail is Buddy.

Thanks for hosting Sabine!


Oh, I also wanna softly let you all know that I am currently having a John Prine song contest. Go play us some JP songs!
https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/threads/john-prine-song-contest.160196/#post-2433085

Shock: Snails having sex.
If you have ever wonder what snails do when caught in the act. Video taken in my garden a few years ago. Very educational or too much information... you decide.
 
My first crush, at very young age, was a cartoon character. This is his theme song. Go, Speed Racer, go!

 
Shock: Snails having sex.
If you have ever wonder what snails do when caught in the act. Video taken in my garden a few years ago. Very educational or too much information... you decide.

The music really makes a difference, haha!
that music, Rob.......:unsure:

I like all slow animals. The sloth is probably my favourite.
Birds wise, the American Woodcock takes ages to get from one place to another, by feet or flying!
Have you all seen how it dance? It's awesome. Here is one grooving to Stayin' Alive.
 
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The music really makes a difference, haha!
that music, Rob.......:unsure:

I like all slow animals. The sloth is probably my favourite.
Birds wise, the American Woodcock takes ages to get from one place to another, by feet or flying!
Have you all seen how it dance? It's awesome. Here is one grooving to Stayin' Alive.
Haha you can tell I'm a bird by the way I walk🤣😂😅
 
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