• Back To kai Luum
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Back To kai Luum
on: June 29, 2020, 14:19:22
I don't seem to be writing as much these days....I'm okay with that because I find myself playing old songs that have gathered too much dust sitting in the pantry.

In 1990 I vacationed at an amazing place halfway between Cancun and Playa Del Carmen in Mexico. They called it a "camptel". We stayed in tents right on the beach with no electricity except for the dining hall. The snorkeling was amazing. Ten years later I went back. The original place had been destroyed by a hurricane and they had rebuilt it just up the beach a bit.

Ten years after that I went back again and stayed at an all inclusive two pool resort that had been built on the same spot.

I wrote this song on my second visit, not knowing just how prescient it was. The song slipped out of the pantry yesterday and I grabbed it on my phone before is could slip away again.

"The main thing is to have a gutsy approach....but use your head." Julia Child

 "In a world of robotic conformity, the only originality left in music is the imperfections" Eric Craptone

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Re: Back To kai Luum
Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 19:07:42
Wonderful @Leonard Scaper  !
Great song .... and it is so awesome to see you perform!
 :)
Bill
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Re: Back To kai Luum
Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 19:37:48
What a way to fight your way back. Hat off. Socks also off, because they're on the microphone. Creativity never stops!
Yes, @Leonard Scaper I almost forgot. What a terrific song. I like it a lot.

Back for another spin soon!
Kind regards, Gus


Re: Back To kai Luum
Reply #3 on: June 30, 2020, 15:24:04
@Bill from November Sound and @LePlongeur ........thanks so much for swinging by to check this one out. I appreciate your kind words.


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Re: Back To kai Luum
Reply #4 on: July 01, 2020, 07:09:27
Looked up ĎKai Luumí. I thought it might as well be a Thai veggie dinner. And I was right, itís south from where I live.
(Smiley)
It looks like it has great resemblance with places I like to go with my tent and lay for hours on my back or stomach to count the white tailed eagles or snake eagles. No better way to come to your senses.
Thatís what Spain and Portugal are good at. These areas are protected for more than a century and will probable remain so.
And count the great bustard bird. (Ifthe translation thingy is to be relied on).
There used to be 200 left, but a couple of years back there were two flocks of roughly 20 each identified, so there are some 240 or 250 in Europe.
We didnít go to count this spring of course, so we hope for magic next year.
Is the Thai dish protected in any way @Leonard  or is it up for the highest bidder?

Kind regards, Gus



Re: Back To kai Luum
Reply #5 on: July 01, 2020, 14:05:07
That's interesting, Gus @LePlongeur . It looks as if they modeled this Kai Luum after the original. The original had those same tents within palapas but they were right smack on the beach. There was no electricity....the paths were lit at night with oil lamps. It was nowhere near anything civilized.

Glad to see, though, that the spirit is still alive.


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Reply #6 on: July 13, 2020, 11:59:04
Ahhhh...I'd forgotten how much I love this song.  👍🤗

You look really well...nice and Summery. 🏝
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Re: Back To kai Luum
Reply #7 on: July 13, 2020, 23:00:59
Hey Steve- - cool shades :)  8) 8)


How great to see you perform! (I would so never post such a thing ;D ;D )..


It's so lovely to revisit older songs.. I may just do that tonight after seeing that..


A gem!


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Re: Back To kai Luum
Reply #8 on: July 14, 2020, 17:26:05
@monty_lameer .............I'm glad that this song still resonates with you. Funny how some things just stay with you......

@Zedd ....yeah, I don't know what got into me to do something live like this. I'll be looking for you at your piano now, you know.  ;)


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Re: Back To kai Luum
Reply #9 on: July 14, 2020, 17:33:19
@Leonard Scaper  ... Yepper. Some things definitely just stay with you, no matter what.

Oh, and you should DEFINITELY do more live stuff like this!  8)


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Re: Back To kai Luum
Reply #10 on: July 29, 2020, 18:25:25
Very nice, Lenny!


Re: Back To kai Luum
Reply #11 on: July 29, 2020, 18:48:31
Thanks for that @blue2blue . Nice to see you around these parts, old friend.


Re: Back To kai Luum
Reply #12 on: September 16, 2020, 11:10:13
I really like your music Leonard and it was really nice to see you play this live.   I am a sucker for just one person and guitar. Love the song and how you performed it.


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Re: Back To kai Luum
Reply #13 on: September 22, 2020, 18:31:55
As relaxed and connected to the song as we`d expect @Leonard Scaper . I like the waves felt through your strumming and especially that repeated refrain at the close.
Back in `74 my first big hitchhike was to land me at the little fishing village of Puerto Morelos ( must be somewhere in the vicinity of your beach camp)We  built our own camp on the beach and those gentle waves and dusty village ways soaked in... not sure I could go back to one of those swanky resorts there now :-\
A great feeling in this memory lane song :ok: :ok:


Re: Back To kai Luum
Reply #14 on: September 22, 2020, 19:54:09
Hey @robertkc .....thanks for checking this one out. Yeah....you can never really go back. That's why we need to experience each and every moment completely, right?



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