embrace the mystery of it all …. ahhhhhh …. — music makes the world go ’round

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-judith-rich/namaste-meaning_b_1944443.html?utm_hp_ref=gps-for-the-soul&ir=GPS%20for%20the%20Soul

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Beauty and the Beast: Learning to Love Your Shadow

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Namaste Meaning

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” — Carl Jung

Recently, on Facebook, I shared a link to an article that appeared on my news feed: “Why I Don’t Say Namaste,” published in the Elephant Journal, an online magazine devoted to all things yoga, and written by Kate Bartolotta, who describes herself as the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen.

The title of her article got my attention, for when it comes to using namaste, either spoken or written, like the author of the above article I feel somewhat conflicted.

For clarity, namaste is a Sanskrit term roughly meaning the god in me recognizes the god in you. This greeting is intended to serve as a recognition and a reminder, both to the one who gives it and the one who receives it, that a being in a state of high consciousness is in the presence of and witnessing the same consciousness in another.

So far, so good. What could be wrong with that? Well, absolutely nothing! We need all the reminders we can get that we are more than just the flesh and bones that stare back at us in the bathroom mirror.

So what’s my problem with using the term namaste? The short answer is that it’s incomplete. But how can it be incomplete you ask, if the truth it expresses is the only truth we need to know?

Bartolotta expresses it this way:

“If all we acknowledge is the light, it feels artificial. It is artificial. It’s like sitting under a giant halogen lamp all the time instead of having the sunlight that shifts and changes with the clouds.”

This nails it for me. I like to think that I live in this place of seeing the truth about myself and others. But I’m afraid this is not always the case. Even though I’ve spent my entire adult life living and teaching transformation, from time to time I still find myself traveling down the rabbit hole of unconsciousness, in which I occupy real estate and take up residency in a state of feeling separate. From my rabbit hole vantage point, I cannot even see the truth, much less recognize it as my own. I believe this is called being human, and it’s pretty much inherent in the state of human being.

We humans are susceptible to the erroneous thought that we are separate entities. This is not the truth, but we’ve contracted a case of amnesia in which we have fallen asleep and forgotten the truth of who we are. Life in the rabbit hole of separation has us feel split off from self and the world.

The question most frequently asked is: How long do we have to stay there? A moment? A day? A week? A month? A lifetime? And how do we get out of the rabbit hole?

Well, there are many answers to that question, one of which might be to develop our willingness to fully experience the rabbit hole itself, and thus discover its hidden gifts rather than resist it and scurry around trying to find the way out. We remain in the rabbit hole as long as it takes for us to wake up and remember who we are. As long as we resist being there, we’ll be buried in our resistance and fail to notice the shaft of light directing us to the way out. More on this in future posts.

I yearn for my own and humanity’s collective realization that we are all one. Not in a Hallmark card kind of way or a let’s all hold hands and sing Kuumbaya kind of way, but in a quantum physics kind of way. Or as my favorite astro-physicist, Carl Sagan, reminded us, it’s the realization that, “We’re made of star stuff.”

Those who believe that the world was created in seven days have a problem with this, but I tend to go with the quantum physics theory of creation; that we all came out of the Big Bang, at least at the quantum level. In that moment, all matter was created. The energy that was unleashed in the bang of Big Bang went hurtling out into space and voila! Billions of years later, here we are: its descendants. I know that’s a bit simplified, but you get my gist.

If one reads the Bible literally, there will undoubtedly be disagreement with this point of view. It’s not my objective to argue the rightness or wrongness of either the Biblical or scientific perspectives. We each will embrace and believe the ideas that most closely match our configuration of reality. And we’ll think the other is inaccurate. Who knows, maybe God created the Big Bang, and the seven days described in the Bible are merely a symbolic representation of time. In which case, both theories are harmonious.

So namaste is a way of communicating our recognition of the star stuffness of another. That’s fine, but what does all of this have to do with the shadow in the title of this post? Now we’ve come to the conflicted part and hence, my reluctance to embrace namaste as a way of greeting another. Not in total, however. Just with an addendum. More on that in a minute.

Accepting the premise that we’re made of star stuff, then we are beings of light. But since we reside in the illusion of separation, in which duality and opposites appear to be real, we have the experience that we also embody darkness, also called the shadow.

I might be all by myself out here, but it feels to me like we humans are trying very hard, running as fast as we can, to escape our humanity — that is, to expunge and erase our darkness.

I say we exonerate it. I say we elevate and celebrate it. And in so doing, we evolve it. Or to be more accurate, we change our minds about it. We call it up from the cellar and invite it to sit by the fire at our inner hearth, where the truth is known. We learn to recognize our darkness as simply the aspect of our being we’ve not fully accepted.

You know what I’m talking about. I’m talking about those pesky little character flaws of yours that niggle at you and trigger your nerdiness, activate all the primitive parts of you that have not yet seen the light of day. These pesky little flaws become traits that our ego has deemed not ready for prime time. Not acceptable, civilized, socialized, or charming enough. We’ve strategically stored them in the cellar of our being, chained them to the wall in Plato’s Cave, deep in the darkness.

Truth be told about this stuff we call the shadow, it’s all material for possibility. The shadow is a goldmine of possibility. It houses all our cast offs, which have never really been mined for the gifts they hold. We think it’s a toxic dump. It’s really a recycling center. Its material is worthy of being given another chance. We could embrace it and thus reclaim it.

Discovering the gifts of the shadow transforms it. It’s the stuff of fairy tales and Broadway musicals. It’s Beauty and the Beast and My Fair Lady, wherein the unkempt and uncivilized sees its true self mirrored back for the very first time and falls in love with itself, not in a narcissistic kind of way, but in a knowing the truth kind of way.

So let us not hurry too quickly from this realm of our darkness, for darkness is not inherently negative. Notice the implication that to be in the dark is to be banished from life. Well yes, on one level that might be so. But if we’re willing to develop our ability to see in the dark, we’d see that spending time there is necessary for new life to begin. A child spends nine months in a dark womb before its birth. A seedling spends time in the dark, fertile soil beneath the earth before it can germinate and begin to grow.

Let us learn to appreciate the darkness for the possibilities it holds, not as a repository of negativity, but as a cauldron of new life, waiting to take form. Let us sit with it, meditate upon it, listen to it, have tea with it. Let us open to it so we may learn from it.

“It isn’t something to run from. It isn’t something we should hide from each other. If our true desire is more peace in the world and loving kindness towards each other, we cannot get there until we look at our darkness. If I want you to know me, and all I show you is parts of me that are polished and perfect, happy and light — you will never really know me. If I want to love you, but I don’t want to know your fear, your anger, your shame… it won’t happen.” — Kate Bartolotta

So for me, the traditional interpretation of namaste is incomplete in that it excludes the shadow aspect of our humanness. My idea of namaste means that I see all of you, the beauty and the beast, as I also see it in myself. And I accept it all. That’s a tall order, I know, but it’s the work we came here to do.

So here’s your homework assignment, should you choose to accept:

“Maybe instead of all the “namaste” it’s time we say, it’s okay. I see your shadows and they’re a lot like mine. I see you. I see you, and it’s okay. I will hold your hand, and we’ll help each other find our way in the dark.” — Kate Bartolotta

Your turn. What does this topic evoke in you? I’d love to hear your comments here at this place we call The Well. Come on in, your place is warm and waiting. And bring your shadow self. All parts of you are welcome.

And while you’re at it, come pay a visit to my personal blog and website: Rx For The Soul. For personal contact, you can reach me at judith@judithrich.com.

Namaste (if you know what I mean).

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Music and the Spirit

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-terri-kennedy/being-yoga_b_1853150.html?utm_hp_ref=gps-for-the-soul&ir=GPS%20for%20the%20Soul

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Why Music?

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-fitzpatrick/music-benefits_b_1894569.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-fitzpatrick/music-benefits_b_1933769.html?utm_hp_ref=arts&ir=Arts

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-fitzpatrick/music-and-diplomacy_b_1975817.html?utm_hp_ref=impact

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“Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.” — Beethoven, 1810

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“A song will outlive all sermons in the memory.” — Henry Giles

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Giving the World Back a Portion of Its Lost Heart

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sue-shanahan/glory-in-the-morning_b_1952022.html?utm_hp_ref=books

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In praise of Stevie Wonder   –   Love’s definitely in need amongst our humanity’s depraved choice of ego/infliction of suffering over humbleness/compassion/altruism    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbLMuH_fL60&feature=related

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Duende!!     Duende is a difficult-to-define word used in the Spanish arts, including performing arts. From the original meaning (a fairy- or goblin-like creature in Spanish and Latin American mythology), the artistic and especially musical term was derived. “Tener duende” (“having duende”) can be loosely translated as having soul, a heightened state of emotion, expression and authenticity, often connected with flamenco.     

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duende_(art)

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Dedicated to Eliza of the Lustrous Hair!!  [like Scripture's Lydia of the Purple Cloth]  —    Ellen Howarth’s ‘Tis a Faded Flower   –   Where is the heart that doth not keep within its inmost core  — some fond remembrance hidden deep  — of days that are no more  …  a faded flower, a broken ring, a tress of my loved one’s hair.

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Eliza is lustrous planet Venus as Venus rises in the east at 3:30 in the morning, introducing our Sun 2 hours later, & Eliza is fainter planet Saturn as Saturn bids oyasu mi na sai/good night-sweet dreams as the sun fades into the western night sky    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVMyIqU_48s

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78XfJQg8Tqk   [the great unheralded Claire Barker]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7Ic6cT8zSQ&feature=related   [great L.A. Pilipina lass Jessie Sanchez]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1YCkLbvWPw&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y24PF9Ehjsg&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULN-8KsvEjk

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f29uA3gwhbc

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=KGE_DFCX74A&NR=1

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC2bS2pwgwM&feature=related

[humblest pilgrim soul Springsteen, truly "Heavenly Maker's apostle"]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6IqnLbbYxs&feature=related

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http://curtisnarimatsu.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/korean-nascent-vocal-comer-daehyun-in-praise-of-music-everywhere/

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHINfTA1uH8

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaJq7UjIjuI&feature=related

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Remarkable that one’s experiences span a century or more, if one is lucky enough to live into old age.       My uncle Masaaki 1903-1970 was 50 years older than me.    My grandson Silas is 50 years younger than me.    Uncle Masaaki is a century older than Silas.     My life experiences span a century between Uncle Masaaki and my grandson Silas.    Gatz!    Defy Father Time??

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Of course, one can stretch even longer life’s time span   –   my grandma [Uncle Masaaki's & my dad's mama] Tome was 70 years older than me.     I’m just short of age 60, so my lifeblood youngest progeny is my youngest grandchild, my granddaughter Maya, who is 59 years younger than me.     Not equidistant, but 130 years separate my grandma Tome from my granddaughter Maya.     

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Actor William Demarest 1892-1983 was 60 years older than me, thus meeting the equidistance measure, with my granddaughter Maya being 60 years younger than me — the total span being 120 years from William Demarest [or my uncle Bill Cappy Chun, also born in Demarest's time] to my granddaughter Maya.      Here is prolific vaudeville/longtime character actor Demarest  –

William Demarest Picture
 

William Demarest(1892–1983)


Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, William Demarest was a prolific actor in movies and TV, making more than 140 films. Demarest started his acting career in vaudeville and made his way to Broadway. His most famous role was in My Three Sons, replacing a very sick William Frawley. Demarest was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting role in the real-life biography…See full bio »

Died:

December 28,     1983         (age 91) in        Palm Springs, California, USA

 
Still of Humphrey Bogart and William Demarest in All Through the NightStill of Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre and William Demarest in All Through the Night
 
 
 
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Of course, this year’s 60th year Diamond Jubilee with majestic Queen Elizabeth had the most amazing aerial displays    –
 
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but let’s also  remember lusty [yes, con todo mi alma y corazon] Victoria‘s Diamond Jubilee in 1897  [my grandparents were hormonal teens bent on pioneering East to the Hawaiian islands of silk & honey][Victoria is current Queen Elizabeth's great great grandmother][our greatest modern Hawaiian statesperson Pi'ehu Iaukea 1855-1940 pilgrimaged to England for this tremendous occasion -- Pi'ehu was preceded in great diplomacy & leadership by Kamehameha III Kauikeaouli 1813-1854]
 
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Thence, my immigrant grandparents’ odyssey East transcended both Victoria’s & current Queen Elizabeth’s reigns –   my ojisans/obasans [tutus] experienced both divine queens in all their soulful reigns   – 115 years  [Victoria in 1897 & Elizabeth's 2012 jubilee] spanning 3 centuries [1800s to 2000s]!!!    Wow!!
 
 
 
 
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Life in a crumpled paper sack   [pathos]   –

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http://www.lvrj.com/living/clap-your-hands-for-advocates-who-stand-by-us-in-our-shame-160159705.html

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Perhaps there is no more sublime work in human relationships than advocacy. From the Latin “vocare,” meaning “to call.”

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“To call” on one’s inner/core being is the mark of great respect for oneself  [self-respect] and for another living creature [empathy/compassion].   “I’ve got your back,” or, “I will never throw you under the bus.”    I call on my core being –  “vocare.”

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Meaning, join the rest of us – and that would be all of us – who have unlovely [as well as lovely] chapters in our lives.        Everyone has a life hidden in a crumpled paper sack.      All I need to do is remember the times I hold my own life in a crumpled paper sack.

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I was 20 when my daughter was born, 40 when my oldest grandchild/mo’opuna kane was born, 50 when my middle grandson was born [among 5 grandchildren, 3 boys, 2 girls], and nearly 60 when my youngest grandchild/mo’opuna wahine was born.    

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My parents whom I worship and miss dearly were 40 years older than me.    My mature parents were tutus/grandparents to me in age chronology, & I am blessed by their mature wisdom/magnanimity & composure/equanimity.   

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 My parents died 15 years ago 4 months apart [coincidence  -- Mom died of a stroke/Dad died 4 months later from cancer].

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I felt like a grandchild blessed with the most loving & supportive tutus/grandparents in the world, though when I was a barefoot plantation toddler here in Wainaku [Ha'aheo Elem. School atop Kamehameha the Great's most beautiful pu'u/hilltop]  — I felt terribly embarassed that my parents were fuddy-duddy oldsters vs. my village kid peers’ parents, and that my mom worked, so that I never came home to a homemaker mom who had cookies laid out for me on the kitchen table in our old plantation mill camp.    

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When my parents died 15 years ago, I suddenly crossed over to be a tutu/grandparent to my burgeoning mo’opuna/grandkids.     My grandparents 70 years older than me had died by the time I was born.

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I don’t remember being a child [in a most blessed sense], but undeniably I was blessed/gifted [of the spirits?  Cor./Romans/Ephesians/Peter/etc.] as a grandchild would be, with my dearest parents who were like grandparents to me in wisdom/countenance.    

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Nor do I remember being a parent [my daughter who is approaching middle age at 40  -- laughingly tells me that I was a lousy party animal parent but above all else  -- I loved my daughter more than anything/anyone in the whole wide world  -- and this is the only thing which counted for my daughter, which is/means everything to her!!].    

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But now here I am as a grandparent [by default  -- ha ha  ha -- still a party animal], and wow, time flies, baby! !!

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And now I am by default/pied piper via hedonism/elan tutu again to 2 dearest “hanai”/emotional attachment — mo’opuna  — Colton age 27 & Jill age 22, grandkids to me in age chronology!   I ask Colton how may I be of service to him/Jill, & Colton shoots back, “Don’t!   Just be you!”    Gatz!   Who am I????   [ha ha    ;-)    ]   

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Foggy bottom, baby   — is my head — spinning like a top???!!    Ha ha!   Dig my hero George Harrison’s video   –   [40 years from age 20 to 60 for me  -- go by in the blink of an eye!!][Maui resident Harrison died of cancer at age 58 after 9/11 & a year after this You Tube video was produced] 

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Yes, I hope to make it to age 80 & still feel like a passionate teenager in love!!   Ha ha ha!!        Enjoy [the treats below], baby!!!

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Age is a   figment of our imagination     — our core being is   ageless!       –

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See especially timeclock 4:19 to 5:05 of youtube below about Harrison’s opinion on aging as soulfully deepest youth enjoyed  –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uVnKjv4fK0&feature=related

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophy_of_suicide#Liberalism

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Forms of Existentialist thinking essentially begin with the premise that life is objectively meaningless, and proceed to the question of why one should not just kill oneself  –   they then answer this question by suggesting that the individual has the power to give personal meaning to life  and to death by taking one’s own life  [killing oneself].

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But my pal Puerto Rican Frankie Boreliz born 1946, without even a formal grade school education, presciently and prophetically says that a suicidal person suffering from immense loss [of a loved one] needs encouragement and comfort and a re-building of self-respect and self-confidence.  

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Frankie wanted to kill himself after his wife continuously committed adultery with other men, but through the help of Frankie’s psychiatrist Dr. Bloomgarden — Frankie was able to restore Frankie’s self-respect.  

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Frankie’s baby brother Roy did not fare fortunately  — Roy OD’d on painkillers after Roy’s wife left Roy  — and Frankie laments till this day that if only Frankie & others could have carried Roy — literally — and held and comforted Roy  — Roy would be alive and joyful today!!    So sad.   Ohhh so sad  …..

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_wmS9DleJ4

[melody from Minuet in G major -- J.S. Bach's Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach]

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Among the most beautiful songs I ever have heard   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW0GPCvppr4

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUwFLYiavME

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dedicated to Pua Hirokane of Kailua O’ahu & Lady Kuahiwinui of Ho’opuloa South Kona!!

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legendary pianists Albert Ammons & Pete Johnson [with a young Lena Horne] & Meade Lux Lewis   –
 
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as in boxing, where the left/jab hand sets up everything else, in boogie woogie the left hand bass sets up the whole rhythm   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13DgGtDGIpg

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0sxcDIJwRI

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qicBpEtwh8

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Drv8tWBD6w0

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCUBDGU02gs&feature=related

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 Yep, I was born to boogie, baby!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmMILaTCOT8&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9zr2UlptLM&feature=related

[Aussie's great Jimmy Barnes]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC2bS2pwgwM&feature=related

[positive, respectful & humblest soul Springsteen]

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and so are these swell gals from Europe, roscoe!!   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob3hYd55xlg&feature=related

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and the great Frances Langford   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_JgsQosWlE&feature=related

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and dance this duo does with aplomb, Petunia!!     –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCvYLQb-NDw&feature=related

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as do these divine heartful folks    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJro7XSIMII

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRcr63nt9Ok&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GTxnsVGC0k&feature=relmfu

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pfCFU3Mqww

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Great self-respect [self-esteem]  — Col. Bogey’s March  –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83bmsluWHZc&feature=related

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and our magical hand in hand solidarity at the keyboard of life  –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWN4BJJSVvI

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love is the beginning and the end    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQEGnqcdbeI&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shQu6Wrb_eY

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ib3qE-oMK4

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the great & soulful lass Joss Stone   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBH8o8XXnVM&feature=related

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Beautiful song title  ”Nothing can change this love I have for you“      –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfV5tD_esJg&feature=relmfu   

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87cDYotIIMA

[Sam Cooke original]

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try a little tenderness, darlin’   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvHdpVU3rCg

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incomparable Solomon Burke panoplied by torchers Tom Jones, Robert Plant, &
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Ohhhh, baby, these lonely lonely nights!!         :-)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiCdxmtAgyk&feature=related

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Yes,  Katie Webster, neva’ let me go, baby!!         :-)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAzAvNRZ85o&feature=related

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 the great composer & vocalist Laura Nyro 1947-1997 [precedes Three Dog Night][immensely talented Laura died of ovarian cancer]    – 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve6PSCUOYvE&feature=related

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli_(Bible)

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http://www.last.fm/music/Laura+Nyro/+images/13464353

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Italian-Russian Jewish ethnicity   –   among our greatest ever contempo composers/artists

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elan/duende!!    Corazon/kokoro!!    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p00FFiQrvmg&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwBTP7YDcfc&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv-qYBKsBKs&feature=relmfu

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLRUbrn8Khs&feature=relmfu

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl4wlfrB4io&feature=relmfu

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN72Z8-2o6w&feature=relmfu

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXf3DZb7XyI&feature=relmfu

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz1018SUFwY

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78XfJQg8Tqk&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJULSo3X4ug&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9XWEEp3JIQ&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ve6t_1fIto&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI9vhyZFkNQ   [Bill Haley's Shake Rattle Roll]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIqcZFGmUzY&playnext=1&list=PLF2131B832029B2C2&feature=results_video

[dedicated to Joe Turner]

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Humor is our greatest elixir to relating/connecting    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdmOVf8eam4&feature=related

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Nope,  Graciela,  I was born to boogie   —–         Imua, sista’    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH4sMUJ-xPo&feature=related

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my inspiration???      Boot Scootin’ Boogie,   paatna!!        :-)          Hardy ha ha ha!!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YG6CD0oqqU&feature=related

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fiddle diddle me all the way,  pa-ray         :-)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXniM9Ml8R0

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In the mood a la Glenn Miller   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4J0fW7oRNA&feature=endscreen&NR=1

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contempo boogie fever, Moose!!     –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PI0BNSVGXw&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvx_UsJ2U5c&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP80ogftHEU&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-7TVC1IQ8Q&playnext=1&list=PL4AF8EB00B77C4CF9&feature=results_video

[Darlene Love's Blossoms  -- backup vocalists to our greatest rhythm/rocker Jackie Wilson]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKuxS7jKnVI&feature=related

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great Asian ethnic Stephanie Trick, a comer to Stride  [precision bass] improvised ragtime piano style   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S6rCgvk9Fk&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yo_5tR0EbI&feature=related

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here is the great Johnnie Johnson  with Georgia on my mind 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlGMJD0lQXQ

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1Dcc9DCJ0I&feature=related

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great artist Sedaka’s “Solitaire”  and  “Alone at Last”  & “Right or Wrong” & oohhhh   …    eeww!   ….   “Sleazy Love”  –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPe5pBR-6GM&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwn-4yj6Zl4

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=181n2oXdg94&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdj_iqph63M&playnext=1&list=PLEE5E29DE5B5CD590&feature=results_video

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dedicated to Lokelani Dias born 1945 of Barking Sands [Nohili e]  Kaua’i, baby!!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-02FjaSYSNE

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soulful Don McLean & his phenom rendition –  Since I don’t have you   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYlOrqM_bkQ

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great Swiss yodeler Peter Hinnen  —

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItiHiLHvzhg&feature=related

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and Peter’s wanderlust prodigy 15 yr. old Taylor Ware   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGhgVO6PG7o&feature=related

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Hilo’s great Oliver Kelly’s  Say that you love me forever  

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svXjTYNrvrQ

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Music composer Carmen Dragon’s son Daryl [the Capt.] & wondrous Toni Tennille   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjloX_EvYiI

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great rendition of the Lion Sleeps Tonight  

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi4XmAbA7JU&feature=related

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folksy Gilbert O’Sullivan   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_P-v1BVQn8&feature=related

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country comfort    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGfVOdTiUEc&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4R93xnKink&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxdsk-cFX-k&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdcNtp767sY&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F54jKx81cDs&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpF_TwPqsis

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkQ-XUbvQlA&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYqb9jH6bRg&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzTBTbM0IZY&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DYvlsBumF0

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAMSibxO6Nc&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGax0mJf4F4&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEmah3s_BAo&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSBi-Tdtzh4&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6ZecXMrMGM&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=ZHMQtluRoMA&NR=1

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_4IsOYm-vs

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Love you always     –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRp-HTXJXsg

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EMOPiOtdgA

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Kayama Yuzo sang this out-of-body melody in Hilo over 4 decades ago, and I never forgot this transcendent tune.

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Great vocalist/pianist Micke Muster’s boogie woogie roll     –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnLdlaPxD38&feature=related

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great licks/ostinato [repeating chords]   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8xFid1_jT8&ob=av2n

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choir’s strength in unity/numbers, not to mention musical lick/ostinato   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAZKVnlVDPI&feature=related

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and yet, the singular soulful Solomon Burke and prodigy Anna Zorkina with similiar refrains/ostinato –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nagSXCKcJf0

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyraGzTT0Fg&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=BRfRKe3IKsA

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opera’s wondrous digression    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5QZn2iiazc&feature=related

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Boogie woogie onward, baby!!    [Sweden rolls out with great pianists/rockers Benny Andersson of Abba/Blohm/Muster/etc.][Silvan Zingg is from Switzerland]   —

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9b3ZZywQvg&feature=related

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the great pianist/vocalist Micke Muster    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYELb4XmeUU

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvUIJTJs4gI

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB72pQcZ4y0&feature=relmfu

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPTmk8eq0qI&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDExVuOMltA

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-Iqt-ufamk&feature=relmfu

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HtFIODkh30

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elpBUINd5D4&feature=relmfu

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and here is the most accomplished pianist  — Italy’s Matthew Lee  –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuAEDHD9xm8&feature=related

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the alltime Duel of the Pianists  –  great actors Tim Roth’s Max the Forsaken Flotsam & Clarence Williams’ Jelly Roll Mortenson  [Jelly Roll earlier didn't offer Max a handshake --  but instead smoked a cigarette & let it slow-burn without the ash breaking off, indicating the delicate & hyper-speed finger touch to the piano] –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=uJHVU3AVwyU

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Msgwcaopsc&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejkkt5z2a-c&feature=endscreen

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take in the piano licks/riffs on this unorthodox version of Jailhouse Rock   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiDC9t-RF1k&feature=related

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vintage Elvis 1956   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm5HKlQ6nGM&feature=related

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and here is the boogie vamp/riff of Romani/India Freddy Mercury of Queen   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcV3sXeBOAM&feature=related

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iconic Elvis 1935-1977, my earliest singular idol  [as I got older, I came to appreciate dancers Eleanor Powell/Fred Astaire/crooner Sinatra]   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olqe-JnHzjU

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the great Powell  –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H2XvYj-zj4&feature=related

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wheel along, travelling band [Oakland ethnic pluralist John Fogerty]! –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyDJlJQ8TCk&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLE5D0EDDBD4C80BD8

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKt9WkDtOP4&feature=related

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hillbilly’s melodic Johnny B Good   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nrF8hikZhY&feature=related

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dedicated to that place where dreams are born    –
 
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the greatest convergence of rock’s originators  –  Little Richard/Jerry Lee Lewis/etc.  –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCbduYxzbCU&feature=related

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Ohhhhh  ….   eye — ma — hawg 4 U, babeeeeeee    …….       :-)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JzqCwvn8ck&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL4C6FAB461E317519

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Music is my whole life, and I dedicate these happy links to my Dad Toshi 1913-1998, who was born to sing & play his ubiquitous Martin ‘ukulele, and who sang & played in the mango tree astride my grandparents’ Wainaku mill camp home as a young boy.

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As a child just after Statehood 54 yrs. ago, I was enthralled by the theme song to CBS local affiliate’s Saturday Island matinee playhouse.   I still have not pinned down its title, but I remember it sounding a little like Glen Miller’s Moonlight Serenade.   Music aficionados “in the know” are long dead & gone [the great George Camarillo/Gloriana Adap/etc.], so I’ll have to sleuth a little more to find out the melodic magic of half a century ago.   Nonetheless, I present to you favorites of mine over the years.   Enjoy    ;-)

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Beautiful Pachelbel’s Canon, lost to history for centuries

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Af372EQLck

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Operatic Pi’ihonua melody by Helen Desha Beamer

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvLz3Wv2-Rg

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soaring crescendo by Hui Ohana — All Hawai’i Stand Together

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKNRW1dUWCg

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Keaukaha’s Albert Nahale’a — He Punahele No

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibxHE7iI61Q&feature=related

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Rhythm of the Ocean    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NOpCLY_Ktg&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNBdTn_ltJo&feature=related

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One night stand?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPSQiRxtAWo&feature=relmfu

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Leaving wonderful memories    –   “Flying”  

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0k0pBeqCdQ&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf-WsEiO3N4&feature=related

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surreal Hawaiian Soul [for George Helm/Kimo Mitchell]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS9JY1PxeQY

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the incomparable falsetto George Helm

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCt7sVrhH4Y

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Weldon Kekauoha’s “Queen’s Jubilee”  [Hilo's Jan Kekauoha's nephew]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YzK4FRDMGc

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Among my Hawaiian Souvenirs by Sonny Cunha [excerpt]

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Maui’s Sly Dog group with song —  ”Summer of Love”

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http://www.reverbnation.com/slydog

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXewtL_kX4k

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edXgWYDNgtE

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itCvLjk_bsw&feature=related

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America’s beautiful ballad “Sister Goldenhair”

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzUQZw3wfro

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lively Nippon gals w/Beatles’ Tell Me Why

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDDMbbXqFTI&playnext=1&list=PL09EE3BFF36B3A689&feature=results_video

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from the great Smokey Joe’s Cafe, baby!    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsLbKjIeIdE&feature=related

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Henry McCullough’s rendition Mess of Blues   

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaClKJlT_Ys

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Extraordinary epic key Debbie Gibson just a teenage minor with full ensemble   –
 
 
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supernatural Debbie Gibson’s antecedent Connie Francis   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjHJ_snG3RI

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRo_j_dxtvQ

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and Marie Osmond’s Paper Roses    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCHNHiADRxo&feature=related

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resonant alto vibrato Anne Murray   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVNj9Pl-i7I&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt2TCJHdKqA&feature=BFa&list=AL94UKMTqg-9BoYBpRxbrutl6mGx1_h_aK

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6_hFOBo7-I&feature=BFa&list=AL94UKMTqg-9BoYBpRxbrutl6mGx1_h_aK

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a great tribute to female soulful vocalists   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IPVcaAqUKQ

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Kiss me goodnight!!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aF-uzeYeoo

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Roy Wood/Jeff Lynne ELO genesis   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtE_DgJu1kU&feature=related

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“Back when …”               …  our stars of nearly half a century ago  — still luminous in our hearts today!!      —  –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyGmvfJiJ-4&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLF1053377ECD4F1E0

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enjoy especially timeclock 6:55 to 7:23 of vaudeville song/dance man Lew Grade reliving his lively “hop!”   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT6tm5BSY1M&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL1449F8D4C8CCA2E1

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[Lennon's last public concert]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUJsYLiizvU      [thank you, Abba!]

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dedicated to that place where dreams are born   — con todo mi alma y corazon [heart & soul]!!

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thank you for the music!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wNTTOCWppA

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Musica amore!!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCgAOQTxSuE

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our Maori brothers Down Under    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZNIsaHHJEM&feature=related

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Hawaiian mele/song enthrallment    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoAvCpatlc4

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caliente/hot!!!!    Muy bonita seniorita!!
 
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go to time clock  12-15 seconds
 
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our greatest rhythm & rock artist   –
 
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go to timeclock 57 seconds [:57] to immerse in our beautifully mysterious universe, via Willy DeVille.   Also “en-trance” with  Kim/Marge, & dearest Magdalena –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIqcZFGmUzY&playnext=1&list=PLF2131B832029B2C2&feature=results_video

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrpfJWNwW5M

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmqEnEhjFp0

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music livens things up!   –

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Emotional thrivers/exemplars can cultivate their relationships/wider social circles w/others who have positive/upbeat attributes, as opposed to others who load you down w/negative feelings.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siHcCh6u8YU&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XubpNvw7BC0&feature=related

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unheralded yet great voice as an instrument, sultry sensual Sarah McLaughlin  –   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjBIQsqmLFY

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and  in her unadorned settings    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Czzv7qRXQY

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slim & in casual “slippers” [end of video on song "Grenade"]  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM93jxBijJw

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and unheralded Anna Zorkina has immensely gifted talent & presence –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyraGzTT0Fg

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and for India rocker Girish Pradhan, listen to his great ole’ time run/glide notes at 1:42 of this youtube, consisting of 3 seconds of climactic sliding  –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFX5ejmdlc4

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Girish reminds me of my hard rock genesis generation’s Tim Bogert [Vanilla Fudge], underrated vocalist,  and Girish is every bit as good if not better than the originators of today’s sound.      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Bogert

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nrF8hikZhY

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G7yUzLRv-I&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KBsinUy0vM&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYcKS8j0s_s&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NTsr1NfDE0&feature=related  – sultry intro like Vince & the Valiants’  “All I Want for Christmas is You” below

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn95wgLNqUY

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1VkMBi9vvw&feature=related

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the great Julian Lennon   [John's son]    –
 
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great female rocker Suzi Quatro born 1950  –
 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R21IqaNCWrY&feature=related

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and her incomparable elder,  Paul McCartney  born 1942  –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZd8R-cT2gA&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBExw680Btk&feature=related

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Enjoy life & roll on, baby!   [ELO's Jeff Lynne]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZyYyS8asnc&feature=related

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beautiful silky voice    –   Emmerson Nogueira

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NO–bqmB6k&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL822D533C6961C4C5

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Jeff Lynne redux of Harrison’s melodic Give me Love

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StKVbOog9KI

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great Brian Eno diversity   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5RYptkzbjY&feature=related

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soothing, baby    —–

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FdyaYFZ3gk

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gorgeous teeny bopper’s tune   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggBFAsYJ7b8&feature=related

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soulful love   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn95wgLNqUY

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in my life, I love you singularly        ;-)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TP_75tnEUE&feature=related

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16 teen reasons why I love you       :-)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqxY6CXhcso

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caliente!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8lyA06Eybs&feature=related

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the angels listened it     ;-)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjj26q6w75Y&feature=related

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In the still of the night    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h294OK5ybkM&feature=related

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tonight while I hold you so dearly    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyLQViMuE7I&feature=related

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I wonder why?     –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAPEfdjvTqE&feature=related

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teen love   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c49klxPex-k&feature=related

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Vince & the Valiants  –  all I want is you    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1VkMBi9vvw&feature=related

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Mariah Carey’s voice register    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqqFJf6_Ags&feature=related

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heartbreaker tribute to Eric Clapton’s toddler son who fell to his death from a skyscraper apartment bldg.    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGeBrNRtD1Q&feature=related

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El DeBarge    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOVPGxwvzvg&feature=related

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Italian Ronnie James Dio  [later heavy metal legend]  R.I.P.    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWcPo0i7hX8&feature=related

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incomparable Stevie Wonder   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9gXgiHSskk

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjpKOPh7BXA

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbLMuH_fL60&feature=related

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Baby,  I’m yours!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6Y4i_nJ2O8

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divine goddess Elkie Brooks!!!      –   sei figo!  [hot]  –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvjupggOMDM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpoK_elHKcg&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8CxKiX87PM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHIT2sdAT1g

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& a young Robert Palmer  R.I.P.   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3zXXKqn1Qc

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Robert’s ubiquitous later numbers   —       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcATvu5f9vE

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOgMgOjajcw

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and England’s Kiki Dee   –     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqk7R-6cjX8

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always dancing ….   —

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incomparable Jools Holland & the Double O Boogie  – 

   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96CY39BHHBc

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6bLCpBA4vU

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=939xFGfqA_Y

unheralded P.P. Arnold [African American] second from screen right

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R-z1KeKlwE

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY35Pe_PfUs

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv8LRbr8X60

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGx0aR8qvNQ

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZBwSif4JLA

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v83L4a2wEw8

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Riley and the Roxies    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX7F4a_tR4A

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Robert Wells   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1uCsxTccfk&feature=related

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Raul Malo and opening scene with Mikeki look-alike on pillow  [Mikeki, however, has cheshire cat luminous green eyes]  –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVMyIqU_48s

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Pamela Rosenstock’s duende/passion   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkmQCp_Vqkk

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Alejandra Burgos’ bass player does a fine cover [redux] & he [out of view/camera shot] riffs the famous Peter Gunn theme song [cover here on Henry Mancini's original number]   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wNBgJMD3-E&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtZSeEIr-kg

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the younger the artists, the fresher their approach  –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8BOMxyjtFo&feature=related

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Beautiful imagination & creativity!! Congratulations on a most remarkable confounding/revolt of a great standard [tune]. You have blended the jazzy beat of Peter Gunn [same bass vamp/riff] of over half a century ago with the great Swing rhythm of nearly a century ago. Age is a factor — the younger/fresher, the better!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Rh7jjzpC1c

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCI_xVdnLQA&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr1uSZB6ftg&feature=player_embedded

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Arlene Smith and the Chantels   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb4Rp9cDBgs&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PUiI0mGR5U

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDYm_5JUh-Q&feature=related

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E.W. Marsto    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7_mVx7iSlE&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt9B94b57iA&list=UUSyo2RTJAahQCwUoyzb3Y-w&index=5&feature=plcp

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Stagger Lee    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=logBlKYKq2c&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhSr9ykm8zQ&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZgsfr5m8Tw&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGHIT4gg5yA&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44tbkgo-wfU

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApMyLXiFF44

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7fmEDZJckY&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nFsJjQjzAs&feature=related

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Dona Oxford   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3Y3o-PzB9I&feature=related

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Jasmine  –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A3Yh2l4D28&lr=1

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Billy Thorpe   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9Y7b9ItE4I

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1YCkLbvWPw&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y24PF9Ehjsg&feature=related

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the great Engelbert    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CPNf36qZH8

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Linda Gail Lewis   [Jerry Lee Lewis' great baby sister]   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D38qyoZUBU0&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMO_DtHlv9Q&playnext=1&list=PLC76A7D40C21D9990&feature=results_video

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A capella    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG4On_3QDjg

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my senior year in high school    –

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The James Gang’s Funk 49, brewster!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7JBTLnyJ2g&feature=related

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Reba the romantic songthriller   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2VvzG4JaQU&feature=related

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Matchbox covers   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpaKZNnZhow

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_2wCkUjvVU

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1vonQ3qy1k

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsHzOfk0p-g&feature=related

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Oh Darling covers   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzic_V5WYdw&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9F3pWtnH1U&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5XY9PvUyS8

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the great Neil Sedaka  –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V03f74P4_o&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9Urs4URuTk&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfEqdhvZItM&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTx2kWvkFPo&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbad22CKlB4&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-aw2HTi2q0&feature=endscreen&NR=1

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age is not a factor with vocal pipes   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHCWQAOSIGI

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLf8iupvL34&feature=related

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Lennon & McCartney lost their mothers as youngsters  — they needed strong mother figures, & these emotions showed thru their beautiful music.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-x1FsvOAz4

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Vintage McCartney  –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaPrQ5VcZ30

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my favorite Elvis tune –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AyQb-Gy41o

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melodic Harrison –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6zd77VtipQ&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9IemLC4Onw&feature=related

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like Asian melodies/beats which uptempo the trail/endline,  here is an atypical Western tune   –    

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCuTrfTfGd0&feature=related

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Streisand   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giKXKNqDaUM&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r9FRiXgzaU

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Mikeki [born January 11, 1956] look-alike Kendra Wilkinson  [the only difference is that Mikeki has cheshire cat luminious green eyes]   –

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physical beauty [like Romani/India Mariska Veres]  and like my dearest cousin from Kona Donna Lee born March 1955 [I pun with her by her pseudonym Julia Nickson of Hawai'i, or Jena Malone for today's genre -- as in the current film The Hatfields and the McCoys ]   –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XibFQlJj_c8    [Mariska Veres]

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http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/17/cannes-do-chopard-red-carpet-collection/?WT.mc_id=TM-D-I-NYT-MOD-MOD-M254a-ROS-0512-HDR&WT.mc_ev=click&WT.mc_c=187770

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Jena Malone [my dearest cousin Donna Lee's look-alike]   –

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http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3397696256/nm0540441

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Hanai/spiritual adoption of a person of aloha/heart [thanks, Mert Lau, for this reference]   –

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enneagram_of_Personality#Nine_types

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doo wop [my favorite tune era]  1950s    –

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0ebeKFwEkY

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George Baker selection’s little green bag [dedicated to auspicious deejay DC & asst. Kathy at FM 97.1 & my jam maker gorgeous sexy female acquaintance from Paradise Park]  –
 
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 Lennon’s surreal flow — Across the Universe  [Lennon 1940-1980 started our British Invasion, transitioning in 1956 from folk skiffle to rock n roll a la Elvis  -- contrary to popular opinion, Elvis' hip gyrations were Elvis' own, not copied from African American performers  -- & Muhammad Ali's hyperspeed shuffle reduxed our greatest modern dancer Astaire]
 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIHLPpUBwHU

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