Beach Walk 624 – To You Sweetheart, Aloha

I am actually in New York as I write this, and it gave me so much pleasure to be immersed in some archive files and music I found when putting this episode together.

If you’ve been to Hawaii you’ve likely heard this style of music either on the radio or while sipping mai tai’s at the beach watching the sunset. Or maybe as you view Kanoe Miller dance the hula at the Halekulani Hotel. It conveys so beautifully the feeling of those swaying palm trees; I just love it.

I also want to dedicate this to Tommy Sea, who is finally selling his house in Michigan and will be Hawaii-bound very soon. It’s been a long haul for him, and he certainly understands Aloha. If you liked this, please purchase the song; info immediately below.

Easy and Sophisticated HulasCharles Kaipo & His Happy Hawaiians
“To You Sweetheart Aloha” (mp3)
from “Easy and Sophisticated Hulas”
(Mahalo Records)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
More On This Album

P.S. I will be at Podcamp NYC this Fri and Sat.

Hawaiian word:
Ipo: sweetheart

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Beach Walk 618 – Whatevah u Think Part 2

As promised in yesterday’s episode where I interviewed the musician, WuT, here is him singing a song for us, plus some more bonus interview at the end.

At the end of it all, we realized it is not possible to squeeze the richness of a person into a few minutes.

Shane did an awesome job on these two episodes – three cameras and first class editing to bring you a first class talent. Find more artists from Hawaii at Doctor Trey’s Recording Studio.

WuT’s Web Site
WuT on MySpace

Hawaiian word:
Nalu: to ponder, to meditate

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Beach Walk 617 – What U Think

It has been a while since we have connected with the local music scene.

As the rains continued, we got a chance to visit Dr. Trey’s recording studio and meet a new, WuT. I think you will find his story interesting (some things similar and some different compared to other up and coming artists). Today’s episode is an interview. We’ll have his music on the next episode. For now, I nominate WuT as one as the kindest, gentlest hip hop/rap artists around.

WuT’s Web Site
WuT on MySpace

Hawaiian word:
Manaʻo: think

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Beach Walk 609R – Walk with Me and Dream

Today is a replay of one of my favorite Beach Walks episodes – originally Beach Walk 150.

Please join me for a few Sun Salutations or Surya Namaskar to greet this day. As I stretched into the first back bend with my eyes open to heaven, I saw a waning full moon directly overhead in the deep blue sky. It reminded me of our connection across the many miles of land, sea, and sky. And I smiled at that.

Yoga means “union” so this seemed a natural, reinforcing event. Frequent visitors to Beach Walks will remember Show 116 with my friend Shaina Noll. You can hear one my my favorite songs from Shaina, “Dream” in today’s show. This moving meditation was also inspired by Jen and Kent’s Know Your Dreaming. Mahalo nui loa to all of you beautiful souls.

Today’s special show music is Dream by Shaina Noll.
Darest thou now oh soul; walk with me into the unknown.
You can buy the song Dream on iTunes here.

Hawaiian word:
Pilina: union

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Beach Walk 554 – Elf Yourself

Today’s episode fulfills part of our Beach Walks mission, “sometimes frivolous.”

I hope you enjoy the animation, courtesy of Elf Yourself an interactive holiday greeting from Office Max. They didn’t sponsor this episode, but this put some lovely energy into creating a web site where you can upload your own pics and create your own animated holiday greeting. We are posting this plenty early so you can make yourself one too! Shane worked his magic on the file to make it extra special for you.

Mickie has been asking for some bloopers over at The Reef. Maybe this will at least provide the same outcome – plenty of laughter!

Hawaiian Word:
Mele kalikimaka: Merry Christmas

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