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Bruddah IZ ~ Hawai’i Aloha

“We shall extend and display respect to all others which reflects our own appreciation of humanity. We shall carry our pride quietly, neither boasting of ourselves nor speaking badly of others – often a dishonest method of self-praise. Yet we must be unashamed of our principles and honest in our criticisms.” ~ Hawaiian Code of Conduct Bruddah Iz ~ Israel Kamakawiwi’ole ~ Hawai’i Aloha.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow/Simple Gifts Piano/Cello Cover – The Piano Guys

Download the MP3 for FREE here: thepianoguysfreestuff.com (limited time only) Support us by downloading this song at one of the following links Our site: thepianoguys.com iTunes – itunes.apple.com Amazon.com – www.amazon.com SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE Channel here: www.youtube.com Follow ThePianoGuys here: www.thepianoguys.com Facebook www.facebook.com Twitter: twitter.com Story behind the song: Jon Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson were booked for a Piano Guys show in Hawaii. How could we resist filming our next video in the land of Aloha — beautiful beaches, green mountains, and fresh pineapple?? We went to our Founders and Facebook fans to ask what song they wanted us to play there. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” was the nearly-unanimous response. But you know how we are … we couldn’t “just” do this tune by itself…so in the studio we found a made-in-heaven matchup in the timeless melody from the Shaker Hymn “Simple Gifts” written in the 1800’s (also used by Aaron Copland in his Ballet “Appalachian Spring”). We feel it’s an especially appropriate mash-up because of our profound love and respect for the Hawaiian culture — a people who are so good at finding happiness in simplicity. As you probably could hear we borrowed a lot of ideas from Iz’s version which has become the stuff of legend. This arrangement is, in part, a tribute to him. Getting a piano onto a sandy beach and then onto a big hill in a famous ranch within the SAME day (we only had 8 hours to film) was no

Lovely Maui Oceanfront Luxury Vacation Rental # 312 at the Kihei Surfside Resort

This third floor oceanfront condo at the Kihei Surfside Resort is located on quieter side the building and has a lovely ocean view from the kitchen, living room, dining area and lanai. It is one of the larger, 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath units (680 sq ft). With the exception of the bedroom, the unit is tiled throughout. It has been tastefully remodeled to a very high standard. The unit has maple cabinetry and gorgeous black granite countertops which are consistent throughout the unit. Rosiesrentals.com starting handling the rentals of this unit in February 2010, so we do not yet have a years worth of Guest Ratings to publish. The beautiful kitchen is well equipped with stylish black and stainless steel appliances, including a large refrigerator with ice maker, flat top stove with microwave hood fan above, full size dishwasher and garbage disposer. There is a pair of matching barstools on the outside of the island. The living room has a queen size sofa-bed and a comfy swivel rocker rattan basket chair. There is a large flat screen LCD color TV, DVD player, stereo and multi speed ceiling fan. The dining area has a round rattan glass table with 4 matching chairs. The large lanai has a bistro table with two padded bistro chairs — a perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or a romantic oceanfront dinner! The entry hall is very spacious, with a large built in maple/granite buffet, and a functional desk area with a ergonomic leather office chair and free high speed internet hookup