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    Default SOTU 475 Aloha Spirit

    It's been a while since we had a look at at Hawai'i.

    Bring us songs about and from Hawai'i, its culture, history, religion, folkore, traditions, geography, etc.

    Original songs by Hawai'ian musicians are welcome, but I'm not looking for covers of Bohemian Rhapsody or While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

    The Season will last for the normal eight days, starting early on Sunday 21 March at midnight, until midnight Sunday 28 March. Hawai'i does not have Daylight Savings Time.

    Normal rules apply:
    - new recordings only
    - collaborations welcome
    - originals written for this theme are welcome
    - ukulele front and central (other instruments welcome in moderation

    New Sesonistas are warmly encouraged to take part!

    Mahalo!



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    Sounds like a fun Season!
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    Can't wait! Cool topic.

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    this song by Kristian Bush came up as i was googling, looking for a song to cover ...


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    I think Mike Love has the Aloha Spirit written all over his forehead. I've seen him live (long ago when we still did that kind of stuff ), together with Sam Ites on percussion, and it was superb. They ended their set with this one, which is called I love you.
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    Hello Sabine ... and very many thanks for hosting this week! Actually, I must confess that I have a bit of a problem with the theme because I really am not that keen on Hawaiian music ... I shall now probably be drummed out of The Seasons!!! However, I have made a BIG effort, digging out a sort of ersatz "lei" and even shaving off my moustache, and, anyway ... it's short! (A big thanks to our very own Rex, whose tutorial I found for this song and whose chords I used. Rex's splendid rendition is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TvWUpOplKk)

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    And we're off! Thanks already to Charley, Wim and Val for their early contributions.

    Val, I'm really pleased that you recorded 'Honolulu Baby', for I share your reservations about Hawai'ian music . As a matter of fact, I never listen to it. It doesn't appeal to me. I know though, that I will listen to all of this week's entries. I hope I will have a greater appreciation of the genre by the end of the week.

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    I also have to admit to not being all that keen on Hawaiian music (sorry!). But that's not going to stop me taking part . Here's one I do quite like, from Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's 1993 album "Facing Future". It turns out it was written by a Vietnamese man, Duc Huy, who got married in Waikiki and wrote it after a walk along the beach with his wife:



    Now I'm off for a walk myself in the baking hot 12 degree Fife sunshine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms Bean View Post
    Hawai'ian music . As a matter of fact, I never listen to it. It doesn't appeal to me. I know though, that I will listen to all of this week's entries. I hope I will have a greater appreciation of the genre by the end of the week.
    Maybe you find some interest by this happy sound


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    I'll venture into the fringes of questionable taste with John Prine and Fred Koller's Let's Talk Dirty In Hawaiian.

    Apparently when "World Music" became the next big thing, John Prine and Fred Koller decided to write a song in another language and cash in on the new rage. Unfortunately, they were both unilingual and that language was English, so they decided to use onomatopoeia and write a song in "Hawaiian" and this (or something like it) was the result.
    I decided to dip into my Hawaiian shirt collection today.

    Hawaiian shirts.jpg

    Season 475 - SOTU

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