I have no idea what this video is about but I love this song, and had forgotten how much I love The Posies. So ignore the video, and listen to the song:
This is a Hawaiian protest song…the language of the unheard. It was written in 1893 to protest the overthrow of Queen Liliʻuokalani. It is still popular in Hawaiʻi today, although it is not clear how many non-Hawaiian speaking listeners are aware of the song’s historical significance or the profound antipathy to U.S. annexation in its words. The song could be viewed as an act of subterfuge, since to the non-Hawaiian speaking listeners the lively melody gives no hint of the political intensity of the lyrics.
Kaulana na pua is dedicated tonight to encourage anyone seeking freedom from tyranny and oppression..IMUA!
Kaulana nā pua aʻo Hawaiʻi
Kūpaʻa mahope o ka ʻāina
Hiki mai ka ʻelele o ka loko ʻino
Palapala ʻānunu me ka pākaha
Famous are the children of Hawaiʻi
Ever loyal to the land
When the evil-hearted messenger comes
With his greedy document of extortion
Pane mai Hawaiʻi moku o Keawe
Kōkua nā Hono aʻo Piʻilani
Kākoʻo mai Kauaʻi o Mano
Paʻapū me ke one Kākuhihewa
Hawaiʻi, land of Keawe answers
The bays of Piʻilani help
Kauaʻi of Mano lends support
All are united by the sands of Kākuhihewa
ʻAʻole aʻe kau i ka pūlima
Maluna o ka pepa o ka ʻenemi
Hoʻohui ʻāina kūʻai hewa
I ka pono sivila aʻo ke kanaka
Do not fix a signature
To the paper of the enemy
With its sin of annexation
And sale of the civil rights of the people
ʻAʻole mākou aʻe minamina
I ka puʻukālā a ke aupuni
Ua lawa mākou i ka pōhaku
I ka ʻai kamahaʻo o ka ʻāina
We do not value
The government’s hills of money
We are satisfied with the rocks
The wondrous food of the land
Mahope mākou o Liliʻulani
A loaʻa e ka pono o ka ʻāina
A kau hou ʻia e ke kalaunu]
Haʻina ʻia mai ana ka puana
Ka poʻe i aloha i ka ʻāina
We support Liliʻuokalani
Who has won the rights of the land
She will be crowned again]
The story is told
Of the people who love the land
Sorry I could not get it to “embed” – Here’s the link.
Strangers On A Train – Lovage
Haunting and beautiful.
John Adams — China Gates
I Hear You Say – Vivian Girls
“Dear God, if you give us Bob Marley back, you can have Justin Bieber.” jk!
edit: Odi, even without a blunt, that was one infectious sound!
I agree with Nohea, that was some good sound…
@Nohea — I absolutely ADORE Dub. Reverb is like, it carries me — even without the blunt! :)
This is what is accompanying the Megaman X induced headache I’ve been experiencing over the past hour or so. Hard game.
Odi, what other kind of Dub can you offer?
You got it, Dylan! King Tubby — the old school dub. Think I’m going to Amoeba to get me some today! :)
God I love The Ramones….
Build Havana – Future Clouds and Radar
A variety of songs by Leonard Cohen.. But here is my favorite of them…..
ink stains BY regina spektor