Ukulele Video of the Year 2009

At his great blog Ukulele Hunt, FotB Al Wood is running a contest for Ukulele Video of the Year 2009.  Today he posted the ten finalists:

Ukulollo – Ravel’s Bolero
Ukulelezo – Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun
uke3453 – ma-i-na-ku-ma-na
U900 – Diamond Head
tUnE-YaRdS – Hatari
Dent May – Love Song 2009
Sophie Madeleine – Take Your Love With Me
John King and James Hill – Larry O’Gaff
Todd Baio (doogey9) – I’m a Uke-aholic
Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer – Chap Hop History

I posted my five nominees earlier.  None of the videos I nominated made the cut (>sniff<) though I did nominate Ukulelezo for a different performance.   Here are a few that didn’t make either list, but that I hope aren’t forgotten:

The Bobby McGees, We Never Sleep/ Go, Tiger, Go!  If you were to quantify the amount of joy this video expresses and divide it by the resources that went into making it, you’d probably find it was the most economical thing posted on YouTube all year.   

Rocky and Balls, I Heart You Online.  Also very joyous, and sweet. 

Herman Vandecauter, The Nightingale.  Shows that the ukulele and the lute have a lot in common. 

Arborea, Beirut.  A haunting little tune.  I’m big on “haunting.” 

U900, Walk Don’t Run