Beach Walk 723R – Come Join with Me

Originally aired on February 29, 2008:
I cannot stop watching this episode! It was shot by moi, on the little Sanyo Xacti, there are water drops on the lens, it is a little over-exposed and a lot shaky, and of course I wanted more shots. But there was magic on the beach with Lexi this day. Then I heard this beautiful song on Dave’s Lounge #106 and I had to put these ingredients together. Sometimes the energy is so much more than the technique – this is true for me, today.

This episode is dedicated to each of you loyal viewers, who so generously receive whatever we share, who shower us with love and affection, who even travel all the way from Canada (and soon from the UK I hope) and share some of your precious vacation time with us.

I don’t know how to thank the Shanghai Restoration Project featuring Di Johnston for this beautiful song. I already purchased two copies of the album on I hope you will purchase their music to encourage more of this in our world. As for Dave, I have listened to his podcast from the first episode, and he stands in rare company to have been so focused from the start, and he only gets better.

Story of a CityThe Shanghai Restoration Project feat. Di Johnston
“Preface” (mp3)
from “Story of a City”
(Undercover Culture Music)

Hawaiian Word:
Pili: join

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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)

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

Hawaiian word:
Ipo: sweetheart

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Beach Walk 6 – Walk, No Talk

E komo mai and welcome to show number 6 of Beach Walks with Rox.

Do you ever have days when you don’t feel like talking to anyone? I had one of those this morning. So here’s a walk with very little talk from me, yet plenty o’ sounds of the birds, the rain, the wind, and the waves, plus the great music of Kaimoku.

About Today’s Show:

Even here in Hawaii it is the deep of winter. It rained hard last night, the neighbor’s phone rang loud at 3 am and woke me from a deep dream, and I struggled with restlessness for the next few hours. Result? I woke up tired, cranky and even a little disoriented. Not exacly “ready for prime time.”

I thought, in a whiny tone, “I don’t want to do a show today.” But of course I did want to go for a walk, and even more, a swim. So I realized I could do that and still be able to share my morning beach walk with you.

It worked! I came out of the water, head cleared, heart re-opened, self found, and ready to be happy for another day.

I wish you a “found self” today. And special mahalos to my camera man for juggling mood, machines, and umbrella. You do a great job!

Hawaiian words
hauʻoli: happy
keka: talk or chat
wahine hana keaka: actress
wahine: woman
kai wahine: gentle sea
kāne: man
kai kāne: strong sea

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