Saturday, 3 October 2020

when i grow too old to dream

This is a popular song with music by Sigmund Romberg and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, published in 1934. 

When I saw the theme of playing tribute songs to Seasons Of The Ukulele member Ukey Dave who had passed away suddenly early 2015, I chose his cover of this song for the War theme. His video is here.

Seasons of the Ukulele is an online ukulele forum. Every week for many years now, a participant will volunteer to host a theme and everyone will bring songs of that theme. I was just learning to play the ukulele then and joining the Seasons was a way for me to share and improve my playing. I also wanted to share my art in my videos.

I made these portraits based on the portraits Ukey Dave used for his video, of people who lived through WWI or WWII or both. I added portraits of my parents, and that of Ukey Dave ( the last painting).

When I saw this video on my computer today it reminded me of why I joined the ukulele forum in the first place. I want to always stay true to why I make art ( and music). 
R.I.P. Ukey Dave. 

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