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Archive for February, 2013

I love to run.

And I never thought I’d write those words, either.  I mean, I wasn’t very athletic as a kid.  And then I broke my hip in my late 20s.  Not a lot of signs pointing to the fact that I’d be running as an adult.

Thank goodness things can change!

I’ve been listening to some great playlists that have helped to make my time on the treadmill a lot of fun.  And with so many folks working to take better care of themselves in 2013 (“Hello, New Year’s Resolutions!”)…

I thought I’d share some of my recent favorite playlists with YOU!

**Note: I have so much respect for DJs–manually creating a playlist stresses me out!  I can literally spend hours putting together a running order. (Pun intended!)  For most of these, I used the Genius feature in iTunes to create the lists.  It makes me feel like I’m listening to a radio station–I’m surprised by the next song!**

Now get out there and get MOOOVIN’!

Playlist #1:

Honolulu City Lights (Beamer Brothers)

Ku’u Home ʻO Kahaluʻu (Olomana)

You Kuʻuipo (Willie K.)

About You (Cecilio & Kapono)

Pua Hone (Dennis Kamakahi)

Fish And Poi (Sean Na’auao)

Love And Honesty (Hawaiian Style Band)

Island Style (John Cruz)

Hawaiʻi Au (The Sunday Manoa)

‘Ōpihi Man (Ka’au Crater Boys)

Waiʻoli (Mark Keali’i Ho’omalu)

Pōhai Ke Aloha (Kawai Cockett)

Nani Kauaʻi (Amy Hānaiali’i Gilliom)

Pāpālina Lahilahi (Genoa Keawe)

Ke Aloha (Uluwehi Guerero)

Playlist #2:

Haleakalā (Brothers Cazimero)

E Hoʻi I Ka Pili (Kealiʻi Reichel)

Kuʻu Lei ʻAwapuhi (Hapa)

He ʻAi Na Ka Lani (Eddie Kamae & the Sons of Hawaiʻi)

E Kuʻu Morning Dew (Keola Beamer)

Waterfall (Willie K.)

Radio Hula (Led Kaapana & Friends)

Hula Lady (Dennis Pavao)

Hanohano O Cowboy (Israel Kamakawiwoʻole)

He Punahele Nō ʻOe (The Sons of Hawaiʻi)

Sitting in Limbo (John Cruz)

Pane Mai (Brothers Cazimero)

Pelekane (Mākaha Sons of Niʻihau)

Kuʻu Wehi O Ke Aumoe (Kealiʻi Reichel)

Kuʻu Home O Kahaluʻu/Kuʻu Lei ʻAwapuhi (Barefoot Natives)

Playlist #3:

Pua Loke (Akoni)

My Isle of Golden Dreams (Alfred Aholo Apaka)

I Ali’i Nō ʻOe (Aloha Pumehana Serenaders)

Beautiful Kauaʻi (Aloha Pumehana Serenaders)

Hiʻilawe (Aloha Pumehana Serenaders)

Ala Moana Annie (Amy & Willie K.)

Haleʻiwa Hula (Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom)

Kikawahine (Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom)

My Little Grass Shack (Amy Hanaialiʻi & Willie K.)

Wahine Uʻi (Andy Cummings & His Hawaiian Serenaders)

Waikīkī (Andy Cummings & His Hawaiian Serenaders)

Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai (Ata Damasco)

KHBC (Ata Damasco)

Nani Kauaʻi (Auntie Geri Kuhia)

Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai (Aunty Edith Kanakaʻole)

Halemaʻumaʻu (Bill Aliʻiloa Lincoln)

Beautiful Kauaʻi (Kawai Cockett)

ʻUlupalakua (Aunty Genoa Keawe)

Baby Can I Hold You (ʻAleʻa)

On Fire (Kaʻau Crater Boys)

I Hear Music (Kaʻau Crater Boys)

Playlist #4:

La ʻElima (Israel Kamakawiwoʻole)

Lei Pīkake (Hapa)

Kawaipunahele (Kealiʻi Reichel)

The Hukilau Song (Alfred Aholo Apaka)

Kaulana Nā Pua (Keola Beamer)

Aloha ʻOe (Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom & Willie K.)

Pua Hone (Brothers Cazimero)

Constellations (Kaukahi feat. Jack Johnson)

The Rest of Your Life (Remix) (Nā Leo Pilimehana)

Let’s Talk Story (Hawaiian Style Band)

Mahina ‘O Hoku (Dennis Pavao)

Hiʻilawe (E. Tavares)

Kalua (Alfred Aholo Apaka w/ Danny Stewart’s Hawaiians)

Pānini Puakea (Israel Kamakawiwoʻole)

Maunaleo (Kealiʻi Reichel)

Falling (Keahiwai)

Mānoa in the Rain (Hapa)

Playlist #5:

Lāʻiekawai (Hōkū Zuttermeister)

Medley: Ka Manu/ Manu Oʻo (Nā Palapalai)

My Sweet Pīkake Lei (Brothers Cazimero)

Pālehua (Willie K. and Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom)

Ke Lehua Pūnono (ʻAleʻa)

Maile Swing (Genoa Keawe)

Makee ʻAilana (Dennis Pavao)

Poliahu (Teresa Bright)

ʻAlekoki (Raiatea Helm)

He Pō Lani Makamae (Robi Kahakalau)

Ke Anu O Waimea (Nā Palapalai)

ʻAkahikuleana A Ka Piko (Hōkū Zuttermeister)

Pōhai Ke Aloha (Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom)

Waikā (Brothers Cazimero)

Iā ʻOe E Ka Lā (Hoʻokena)

What are YOU listening to these days?  What makes YOU feel like MOOOVIN’?  Drop me a line.  I’d love to hear from you!

P.S.  A great resource for Hawaiian music is www.mele.com.  A fantastic selection of Hawaiian CDs and DVDs–from classics to contemporary.  I’m always “hanging out” on the site–planning my next order.  Ha!

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Jason Poole, Accidental Hawaiian Crooner, Pilipo Solatorio, Anakala Pilipo, Molokai

50 YEARS! (A giant MAHALO to Kiana for letting me use her photo!)

For a lot of folks, the idea of being married for 50 years is a dream.

Is something like that even possible?

I’m here to tell you: IT IS!

My Hawaiian Mom and Pops are celebrating 50 years of marriage today!

Their dedication to each other inspires me, for sure.  Really LIVING Aloha.

Right on.

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Video Blog: What does WALAʻAU mean?

Friday, February 1, 2013

It’s time for a new Video Blog!  And this week, I’m excited to open a discussion about the Hawaiian concept of WALAʻAU–talking story.

And I’d love to hear from YOU!  What do YOU think?

Happy Aloha Friday, gang.

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