Mele Kalikimaka everyone. This is my 18th month of sharing my compositions. I chose this song, “Coconuts.” Hope you enjoy it. I could not help but compose a song about the coconut tree.


Back again sharing my compositions. I have three wonderful daughters who are so talented in music. I recorded “Sweet Leilani,” “The Lurline Song,” and now a song for my third daughter llima. Her first name is Charisse. So here are the lyrics to the song as recorded on the CD “Full Moon Over Kaua‘i.:

LYRICS OF ALOHA: Today is the First Day of the Rest of My Life

Aloha everyone. I’m back with my 16th composition. On my 40th birthday, I watched the sunset from the shores of Kona and thought to myself: another day of my life will be gone when the sun disappears. But another day of my life reborn when the sun re-appears and, here I am, 51 years later at 91 on Sept. 14 to share my song.

LYRICS OF ALOHA: Mokihana Mountains

Aloha everyone. I had to compose this song. There are so many Hawaiian names for the different valleys, slopes, trails, falls, that I had to name the center of this island The Mokihana Mountains, because that is where the mokihana berries grow. Paul Togioka plays the banjo.

Kahaunaele nominated for 10 Na Hoku awards

LIHU‘E — The list of finalists is out, and five-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner and Anahola native Kainani Kahaunaele, 45, has been nominated 10 times for the honors, with a September ceremony planned.

North Shore band Kaostheory making waves online

Two young men from the North Shore of Kaua‘i, originally from New Jersey and Texas, respectively, formed a two-man rock band during the pandemic, producing music singles that are taking off and inspiring others nationwide.

LYRICS OF ALOHA: Wai‘ale‘ale

Looking far to the west from my home in Wailua Homestaeds, better known as Queen’s Acres, as the sun sets I can see the most beautiful mountain in the world, with clouds surrounding its feet. Almost a mile high, it is known as the wettest spot on Earth; I was inspired to compose this song:

Eli Smart releases his first EP

With the support of his ‘ohana, Hanalei resident Eli Smart, now 21, left Kaua‘i four years ago after graduating high school to attend Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institution for Performing Arts in London.


Aloha everyone! Here is another one of my songs and why I composed it: I live on Kamalu Road, behind the Sleeping Giant Mountain.

LYRICS OF ALOHA: Aloha Begins With Me

On Oct. 15, 2008, A counsel of leaders of Kaua‘i formed an organization called Mea Ho‘omana‘o in the promotion of the Aloha Spirit on Kaua‘i. I was asked to join in.

Preserving aloha through sound

KAPA’A — Son Da One wants to create a spiritual atmosphere through music that is reflective of the pre-pandemic Kaua‘i he fondly remembers.

COVID-inspired disc created by isle youth

LIHU‘E — Three young Kaua‘i creative-media specialists, “The KAVE KREW,” assisted in the production and marketing of the “We Are One World” CD by Kaua‘i singer Daphne Sanchez, which was released recently and produced by Kaua‘i artist Art Umezu.