David Kauahikaua | Rejects from the Soundtrack of My Imaginary Movie

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Rejects from the Soundtrack of My Imaginary Movie

by David Kauahikaua

Mainly original instrumental piano music with Hawaiian and jazz influences.
Genre: Easy Listening: Instrumental Pop
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1. Dreaming of Yesterday
2:42 $0.99
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2. Dance of the Blue Chihuahua
4:19 $0.99
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3. Tears of Sunlight
4:40 $0.99
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4. Five-Legged Crab
2:33 $0.99
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5. Afternoon Song
4:03 $0.99
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6. A New Land
3:40 $0.99
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7. Morning Paddle
3:18 $0.99
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8. Amongst the Bamboo
2:36 $0.99
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9. America, The Beautiful
2:49 $0.99
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10. Hawai'i Pono'i
3:21 $0.99
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11. On the Road to the Obvious
4:10 $0.99
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12. I Smile
3:34 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This project started when a friend of mine reminded me of a song that I had done for a project that got rejected. The project was a big convention that came into town and they wanted a big dance number. Even though they didn't like the song, when I heard it again I thought it was great. I decided to look around for other songs that I had either written or arranged that were, shall we say, left on the cutting room floor. Needless to say, there were many. Here is a collection of songs, some old, some new. some that I started but never finished until now, and one blue!

Dreaming of Yesterday - This was the song for the convention. Big dance number. Big sound.

Dance of the Blue Chihuahua - Little dogs are funny creatures. Imagine a chihuahua in a blue tuxedo doing the dance of love.

Tears of Sunlight - There was a call out for sad music. So I tried to write the saddest song I could. I never sent it in. It had a ray of hope in it.

Five-Legged Crab - I was (am) a big fan of Dave Brubeck who pioneered odd time signatures. One of the first songs I learned to play on the piano was Paul Desmond’s "Take Five." I am still known for that today. The guy who played "Take Five” in high school. This song is in 5/4 and brings to mind a crab with 5 legs scurrying along the sand and then ducks into his hole.

Afternoon Song - In the late afternoons in Kailua, where I live, a balmy breeze from the ocean blows across the front yard with a fragrant mixture of flowers and BBQs. It’s very relaxing to just sit there and take it all in.

A New Land - I had an interview for a job at a new hotel that just opened and I wanted to give them something current to demonstrate my capability at the time. So I took a melody that I had written earlier and morphed it into this huge opening number. Didn't get the job, but had fun with it.


Morning Paddle - On some mornings when it’s very still and the ocean is glassy, you can see stand-up paddlers gliding across the water. So effortless and tranquil.

Amongst the Bamboo - While hiking here in Hawaiʻi you will undoubtably come a cross a grove of bamboo. The breeze will blow and the bamboo will sway back and forth as the birds flit from one stalk to the next.

America, the Beautiful - This is my interpretation of the patriotic classic. This version was turned down for being too “weird.”

Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī - This is the state song of Hawaiʻi. This is my own interpretation of the classic song. It hasn’t been rejected yet.

On the Road to the Obvious - On an island you can only go as far as the place you started from.

I Smile - In 2010 our dog "Hoku" was diagnosed with canine lymphoma. Cancer. We went through the chemo and radiation for 6 months but he finally succumbed to the disease. I was devastated. A couple of weeks later I was attending a music seminar here and they were asking for original compositions for a contest. I wrote this song as a way to cope with the loss. It was one of the hardest and easiest things I have ever done. The song made it to the semi-finals but didn't get picked.

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