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Aloha, gang!

Need some help when it comes to getting motivated?  Me, too.

Here is a playlist (courtesy of my computer) to help keep you musically inspired while you work out, make your way around town, commute to work or just surround yourself in mele Aloha.

Nanina – Kuana Torres Kahele
Analani E – Na Palapalai
Lovely Sunrise Haleakala – Napua Greig
He Mele No Kauai Kaupapa – Weldon Kekauoha
Haleuia – Kuana Torres
Ohai Alii Kaluhea – Holunape
Hilo Hula – Uluwehi Guerrero
Halamua Kihi Loa – Kuana Torres Kahele
Ka Ua Kilihune – Hoku Zuttermeister
He Aloha Moku O Keawe – Na Palapalai
Papalina Lahilahi – Genoa Keawe
Hanalei Moon – Dennis Pavao
E Pili Mai – Kealii Reichel
Nani Kauai – Amy Hanaialii Gilliom
My Sweet Pikake Lei – Brothers Cazimero
Lehua Beauty – Kuana Torres Kahele
Kuu Home Alo Kele – Napua Greig
Kuu Hoaaloha – Weldon Kekauoha
He Aloha No O Honolulu – Na Palapalai
Nani Na Pali Hauliuli O Na Koolau – Hoku Zuttermeister

(Notes: The list was chosen by the “Genius” feature in iTunes.  I’ve transcribed the song titles/artists as they appear in iTunes so that they are easier to look up and reference when purchasing the tunes on the web.  I’ve purposely not used diacritical marks.  This is what I’ll be listening to while I’m on the treadmill.  Bring it on!)

Happy Aloha Monday.

Right on.

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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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Whatcha listening to??

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Accidental Hawaiian Crooner, Jason Poole, Halawa Valley, Molokai, New York City, Urban strummer

Aloha, gang!

I’m officially up-to-my-eyeballs in Project Natalie.

Loving it, even though it terrifies me a little bit.  But it’s all about Showing Up and Saying “YES” to the opportunity, right?  I mean… that’s how great things happen!

I have been listening to old playlists on my computer and it’s totally time to change things up a little bit.  Add some variety.

And I need your help:

Whatcha listening to?

Seriously… drop me a line and let me know, ok?

I’d love to hear from you.  And I’ll use your suggestions to create a new playlist that I’ll post here on the blog. (Note: While Hawaiian music suggestions are always appreciated, this is not limited to Hawaiian music.  I’m really curious–whatcha listening to?)

Many mahalos!

Jason

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jason poole, accidental hawaiian crooner, the crooner, thanksgiving, road trip, road trip playlist

Did someone say Road Trip?

Aloha, gang!

I’m sure there are a lot of folks heading out on the road to celebrate a holiday weekend here in the U.S.  (And plenty of folks in other parts of the world who might be hitting the road for some weekend R&R.)

So…

I thought I’d add some Aloha to your time on the road by sharing a playlist sure to bring some smiles to everyone’s faces.  Listening to Hawaiian music  in the ALWAYS makes it more fun!

Here’s a road trip playlist to get you going:

Honolulu City Lights (Keola & Kapon Beamer) from Honolulu City Lights

Kuʻu Home O Kahaluʻu (Olomana) from Like a Seabird on the Wind

You Kuʻuipo (Willie K.) from The Uncle In Me

About You (Cecilo & Kapono) from ʻElua

Pua Hone (Dennis Kamakahi) from ʻOhana

Fish and Poi (Sean Naʻauao) from Hot Hits

Love and Honesty (Hawaiian Style Band) from Vanishing Treasures

Island Style (John Cruz) from Acoustic Soul

He Hawaiʻi Au (The Sunday Manoa) from Guava Jam

ʻŌpihi Man (Kaʻau Crater Boys) from On Fire

Waiʻoli (Mark Kealiʻi Hoʻomalu) from Call It What You Like

Pōhai Ke Aloha (Kawai Cockett) from Beautiful Kauaʻi

Nani Kauaʻi (Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom) from Puʻuhonua

Pāpālina Lahilahi (Genoa Keawe) from Party Hulas

Ke Aloha (Uluwehi Guerrero) from Nā Mele Hula Aloha

Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai (Aunty Edith Kanakaʻole) from Hiʻipoi I Ka Āina Aloha

KHBC (Ata Damasco) from Paʻina Hou!

‘ĀʻOia (The Kahauanu Lake Trio) from The Best of the Kahauanu Lake Trio Vol. 1

Beautiful Kauaʻi (Aloha Pumehana Serenaders) from Hula Gems

Nani (Genoa Keawe) from Sings Lūʻau Hulas

Holoholo Kaʻa (Nina & Bill) from Hula Hula Lūʻau Style

I’ll Weave A Lei of Stars (The Hula Honeys) from Life Just Got Sweeter

Happy Travels, gang!

Right on.

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Hawaiian Music at the Gym?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been obsessed with making “music mixes.”

It used to be the “mix tape.” I made them for the bus ride to school. I made them for the girls I had a crushes on. I made them as birthday gifts for friends.

And then the medium changed. They became “mix CDs.” I made them for road trips with friends. I made them for all-night study sessions in the dorms. I made them for every occasion I could think of. Long story short: I love ‘em!

And when I realized that most folks listen to music when they are doing some form of cardio-centered activity, I became obsessed with making the ULTIMATE CARDIO MIX.

I love to run. And having vitiligo means I have to be careful about spending a lot of time in the sun. So I do the majority of running on a treadmill at the gym. I love to get on the treadmill and really just “bliss out” while I run. I love to run–once I’m running.

You see…

Getting myself to go to the gym is a whole different story. I dread it. I find EVERY EXCUSE IMAGINABLE so that I don’t have to go. Even though I love it once I’m up and running. (Pardon the pun.)

I sought out music to make the greatest mix in the world. I haunted the music stores–listening for newest tunes I was sure would make me want to MOVE. I studied the music they played at the gym: the artists, the songs, the tempo of the songs. I was a man on a mission!

But I didn’t like the “cardio-inspired” mixes I heard. They didn’t make me want to run. They made me want to turn off my iPod and go home.

The Problem:

I was looking at things that OTHER people liked. Songs that inspired the masses. (And for those of you who know me, you know I don’t usually fall into the “masses” category. I’m way to weird for that!)

The Solution:

I needed to be selfish for moment. I needed to make a mix of music that inspired ME.

DUH!

So I started thinking about the music that delights me. The songs that make me want to move–and it didn’t matter if that music was a slow and lyrical Hawaiian tune or a drum-pounding Tahitian mix.

And I started putting together a mix on my iPod. (I think they call ‘em PLAYLISTS or something like that.) And it’s super eclectic. And the songs don’t “flow” into each other. A slow song might be followed by a wild one. It’s a mix that would make a DJ’s head spin!

But the point is: They are songs that delight me. And they are songs that will be fun to listen to while I’m running.

I’m looking forward to using it this weekend. I’ll keep you posted. We’ll see… Maybe it will be just what I need to get off my rump and get back on the treadmill.

I’m curious: What do YOU listen to to get you motivated?

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