Ralph Shaw, our Illustrious Leader, writes:
My purpose in starting this uke-log of the meetings and activities of the Vancouver Ukulele Circle is to give those people who are unable to be at the a meetings a chance to get a flavour of what they missed. I can tell you now that not all the information will be entirely accurate. As I sit down to update this uke-log in the days after any given meeting I will be sure to have forgotten some key moments and one or two worthy performances and I hope that feelings won’t be hurt. I will do my best but if you notice any omissions or major inaccuracies please feel free to email them to Wendy Cutler so that corrections can be made.
Note from Wendy: Ralph has been keeping this blog since the very first meeting in September, 2000. The full set of previous years’ entries is available in the
Vancouver Ukulele Circle Virtual Meeting, July 21, 2020
Our fourth online event, this time mid-summer, featured a solid mix of familiar tunes, starting with the first quarter of the 1967 Sgt. Pepper album. Lucy (Australopithecus afarensis) has a lot of ‘splaining to do after she pulled away Charlie Brown’s football, right? Indeed. That’s what John Lennon sang about.
We played songs that stood the test of time (and The Blitz), from the recently departed Vera Lynn to Carole King to The Who (twice!) to David Bowie (just one day after Neil Armstrong Day (TM), July 20).
No Vanukes happens without teamwork. We had 11 guest song leaders, including Jen, Bonita, Melody, Rob, Amanda, Heather, Edwin, Ron, Carol, Tomi and Craig – listed here in order by vibe.
For Performance Time, Rob and Amanda sang “She The Ocean” by The Barra MacNeils, and I asked them (and will plead again) that they play it live, in person, in front of us. Live. In person. When they can. When we can.
Behind the scenes, Carol, Tomi and Craig took care of the Zoom content (respectively hosting, scrolling and muting). Yup, Craig was the mutation guy.
Thanks everybody for making it a fun event! In August, look for august ukuleadership in Carol, Heather and Melody, aka The Trebles. (Tribbles are something different.) The theme will be summertime
Last note: It would be nice if we could help out our normal-world hosts, The Rogue Folk Club, who run the treasure known as St. James Hall, with donations during this ongoing, challenging period: http://www.roguefolk.bc.ca/tix/donations
See you next month!