3rd Thursday, July 18, Meetup at The Burren

Song list! Download-n-print: http://files.meetup.com/1634379/uuob%202013-07-18.pdf (and addendum: http://files.meetup.com/1634379/uuob%202013-07-18%20addendum.pdf)

Video playlist to get familiar with the songs is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRm7j2UL3YY&list=PLdjT2SFaS40EGj74WPZvamGI1V10uAWWt

Come early for food!

The Burren back room will be our location for this evening. Plenty of parking in two public city parking lots behind the venue

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  • Susanna S.

    I really enjoyed the group, the music and the food! I'm excited to be able to join you all on Thursday. Danno, you are a great leader. I'm sure the Fleas will be proud.

    July 22, 2013

  • KevinM

    Excellent tunes and arrangements, and well orchestrated by Danno...could use some sound reinforcement for whomever is leading the song in this loud space.

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • KevinM

    From the above Youtube videos: Little Eva - Locomotion - Key of "Eb"
    Eddie Cochrane - Summertime Blues - Key of "E" Cab Calloway - Minnie the Moocher - "Em" Dr. Hook - Cover of the Rolling Stone - "A"

    July 17, 2013

    • Rich

      When you can manage to sing in multiple keys simultaneously, we can take the show on the road.

      1 · July 20, 2013

    • Susan

      Kevin and Rich, I think you are both right. For me, it depends on the song. I sometimes prefer keys that A) I can sing in (I use the term lightly) but often B) a key I find it easy to "play around with" on the uke for that particular song and my particular ability (another loose term). And (C) I often prefer to play in the song's original key, to teach myself the chords by ear or play along w/ the artist(s). It's all good and I totally agree we need to keep learning-- most of all, enjoy playing. Thank you both for an interesting thread. Opened that can of earworms, didn't you Danno...

      July 20, 2013

  • Stewart C.

    Raucous Guinness drinkin' good time! Thanks Danno... Wonderful job.

    1 · July 19, 2013

    • Jeff B.

      Cat o'nine tails too, next time.

      July 19, 2013

    • stacey

      Be careful what you wish for, Bellin.

      1 · July 19, 2013

  • kim

    Great time

    July 19, 2013

  • Linda C.

    Loved Kim's bang bang of Maxwell's silver hammer with her mini tambourine.

    2 · July 19, 2013

  • Susan

    Fun! Danno, Charlie, Walt: I think my Guinness ended up on your tab-- I owe you guys a beer! Great night--room was loud as the Dickens, tho (but fun as the Wodehouse)!!

    1 · July 19, 2013

  • Elisabeth M.

    Arrgh-took a terrible migraine today and I am unable to come to play and meet you all. I'm so disappointed....

    July 18, 2013

  • danno

    Any thoughts on parking?

    July 18, 2013

    • Snarl

      and parking meters on grove between elm and highland

      July 18, 2013

    • joanna v

      there's a parking lot on Herbert st here http://goo.gl/maps/JN...­ and Grove st next to the rite-aid here http://goo.gl/maps/T5...­ Both have those pay kiosk things that print a receipt to put in your window. Be aware that on-street meters and the pay lots go until 8 or 10pm, make sure you check the signs or you'll get ticketed.

      July 18, 2013

  • Meagan

    doh! I forgot my uke at home today and doesn't look like I'll have enough time to go get it and make it to the burren. I'd probably be late as it is. Have fun!

    July 18, 2013

    • stacey

      Meagan, I can bring an extra if that would help. If you see this in time, assume that there will be a uke for you to play.

      July 18, 2013

  • Jean S.

    Have not been to a UUOB meetup yet. What happens? Do we have a song list?

    June 3, 2013

    • Jeff B.

      By the way, has anyone seen Lydia?

      July 18, 2013

    • Snarl

      Hi Jean, since you have never been before you should know its customary that you have to buy beer for anyone with a moniker that begins with the letter S.....

      1 · July 18, 2013

  • danno

    Annotated version of Maxwell's Silver Hammer, with handy counting info: http://files.meetup.com/1634379/maxwell%27s%20silver%20hammer%20annotated.pdf

    July 18, 2013

  • Elisabeth M.

    What should I be bringing (besides the uke of course)? Is there a play list somewhere on the site?

    June 30, 2013

    • Charlie

      We usually develop a play list in advance of the day and publish it to the Meetup files section and we try to bring hard copies. So just bring your uke and your smillin' face.

      June 30, 2013

    • danno

      (playlist here: http://www.meetup.com...­)

      July 18, 2013

  • KevinM

    Any song choices yet? only 80 hours until jamming!

    July 15, 2013

  • Snarl

    Ok, somebody clue me in on what homework I should do. Saw the video, and googled these chords:

    http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/m/misc_unsigned_bands/the_slickers_-_johnny_too_bad_crd.htm

    But Im wondering if the right chords/key/etc. Maybe too much work - will just show up and let the old timers show me the light.....

    July 16, 2013

    • danno

      Rich, I forgot about that--thanks for the reminder.

      July 17, 2013

    • danno

      Rich's intro to Aime is included in the Addendum packet, http://files.meetup.c...­ (Rich, I hope you'll walk us through it!)

      July 18, 2013

  • Linda C.

    i think we are supposed to boycott the cover of the rolling stone.

    1 · July 17, 2013

    • RON J.

      Matt Taibbi. I agree that he is excellent.

      July 17, 2013

    • Jeff B.

      Oops. yes. Matt IS excellent. His Dad is Mike, a former reporter for WCVB.

      July 17, 2013

  • Carrie J.

    rats, I can't make it after all! Have fun. Hope to make another event soon!

    July 17, 2013

  • danno

    Song list now available to download-n-print: http://files.meetup.com/1634379/uuob%202013-07-18.pdf

    July 16, 2013

  • Susan

    *Great* songs! Can't wait... we may max out the room capacity at this rate.

    1 · July 16, 2013

  • Gail

    two newbie users :)

    1 · July 15, 2013

    • Gail

      "ukers" lol - but we are addicted!

      July 16, 2013

  • Joanne

    thanks!

    July 16, 2013

  • Susanna S.

    Susanna from the Jumping Flea Circus of Los Angeles

    1 · July 15, 2013

    • danno

      Welcome, Susanna--glad you're here!

      July 16, 2013

    • Jeff B.

      Oh, Susanna. Oh won't you play for me. You come from Califawnia with a ukulele on your knee.

      July 16, 2013

  • Tim R.

    Ukulele Melee was fun! Did the kids learn "I Got the Beat" that day?

    June 18, 2013

    • Charlie

      No. They came pre-programmed

      2 · June 18, 2013

    • danno

      We should try that song!

      1 · July 16, 2013

  • Elisabeth M.

    New to the club-whats the SOP for these events?

    June 29, 2013

    • Rich

      I accept that challenge!

      1 · June 30, 2013

    • danno

      Elisabeth, we'll post songs for the night here soon and you can print out song sheets to practice, or just grab them at the meeting.

      July 16, 2013

  • danno

    July 16, 2013

  • Jeff B.

    How many can fit comfortably in the room in which we'll play?

    July 13, 2013

    • Frank S.

      The back room is huge. If everyone is seated in folding chairs I'd put it at about 100.

      1 · July 14, 2013

    • Jeff B.

      Good to know.

      July 14, 2013

  • Nancy A. M.

    Looking forward to Thursday evening. Glad the weather allowed for the party; I am in Maine or I'd be there too.

    July 14, 2013

  • Snarl

    Love the Burren, my old 'hood'. Looking forward to my first UUoB Meetup!

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Frank S.

    I'll be making sure they pour the Guinness correctly

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Nancy A. M.

    Wendy: Please do come but leave the awe home-:) You can sit next to me, I just start a year ago...I make lots of mistakes but I just keep on strummin'

    1 · June 25, 2013

    • Charlie

      No, she's counting on her fingers. aparently Rich's reputation is, well, you know.

      June 26, 2013

    • Rich

      Rich's reputation is hard earned and well deserved!

      June 26, 2013

  • Lilli

    Finally @ the Burren, yay!

    June 9, 2013

  • Nancy A. M.

    Sounds good. Nancy

    June 3, 2013

  • Remlee G.

    Yay! I'm psyched that this one is in my 'hood!

    June 3, 2013

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