LANI GIRO

LANI GIRO

Location: HONG KONG
Website: WWW.MYSPACE.COM/LANIGIRO1
Description: I am a musical Improvisationalist...Realist...Standards are at the highest in the music listening biz today, writing great lyrics or melodies doesn't count, they've been done,, it's the overall audio quality that people are listening for and will buy if up for sale.......cdbaby

 
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13 DAYS IN JANUARY Instrumental

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THIS SONG IS ON MY "DR.U" CD. AVAILABLE HERE. http://cdbaby.com/cd/lanigiro2

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CALOOSAHATCHEE English

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CALOOSAHATCHEE IS THE NAME OF A RIVER IN FLORIDA THAT I USED TO LIVE BY, AND ALSO THE NAME OF THE INDIANS THAT USE TO INHABIT THE AREA.

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CAN YOU English

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THIS SONG IS ON MY "1,000,000 MEASURES" CD AVAILABLE HERE. http://cdbaby.com/cd/lanigiro

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DO DO DO English

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THIS SONG IS ON MY "1,000,000 MEASURES" CD AVAILABLE HERE. http://cdbaby.com/cd/lanigiro

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DO YOU LOVE ME GOOD English

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THIS SONG MAY PERHAPS BE ON MY NEXT CD AS WELL..

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HELL OR HIGHWATER English

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ON MY "DR.U" CD. AVAILABLE HERE. http://cdbaby.com/cd/lanigiro2

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HOLD THAT THOUGHT English

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THE TITLE OF THIS SONG IS ANOTHER PHRASE THAT IS USED TO TELL SOMEONE TO REMEMBER SOMETHING SO IT CAN BE DISCUSSED AT A LATER TIME..

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I GIVE YOU WIN English

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THIS SONG WAS WRITTEN ABOUT WHEN A PERSON WHO LOVES YOU IS TRYING TO MAKE YOU LOVE THEM AND FINALLY THEY DO....THIS SONG IS ON MY "1,000,000 MEASURES" CD AVAILABLE HERE. http://cdbaby.com/cd/lanigiro

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I SAW SANTA DRIVING A LINCOLN English

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HEY!!! IT'S ALMOST CHRISTMAS 2007!! I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GOOD ONE AND GET LOTS OF PRESENTS LIKE GUITARS AND MICS AND STUFF...

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LAST LETTER English

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THIS SONG IS ABOUT A YOUNG MAN (KID) 18 YEARS OLD WHO IS IN THE ARMY AND LOOSES HIS LIFE IN IRAQ RIGHT AFTER WRITING A LETTER HOME TO HIS MOTHER..WAR SUCKS!!!THIS SONG IS ON MY "DR.U" CD. AVAILABLE HERE. http://cdbaby.com/cd/lanigiro2

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THAT'S RIGHT English

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A SONG I DID THE VOCALS ON WITH MY SON WHO PLAYS THE GUITAR IN WWW.MYSPACE.COM/THISCALENDARYEAR AND THEY ARE DAMN GOOD! AND I'M NOT JUST SAYING THAT BECAUSE HE'S MY SON, IF THEY SUCKED I'D SAY SO, WHICH THEY DID A FEW YEARS BACK UNTIL THEY TOOK SOME OF MY SUGGESTIONS "THAT'S RIGHT" :)

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THE NEXT THING English

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WRITTEN AND RECORDED IN 2007 WITH A UNIQUE CHORD POSITION SPREADING FROM THE 8TH FRET TO THE 12TH FRET...AND WILL PROBABLY BE ON MY NEXT CD

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TINSEL TOWN English

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WRITTEN AND RECORDED IN 2007 "TINSEL TOWN" IS A NICKNAME FOR HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA WHERE EVERYTHING SEEMS SUPERFISCIAL....

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WHISPER TO ME English

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WRITTEN AND RECORDED IN 2007 AND PERFORMED LIVE AT THE WORLD BATTLE OF THE BANDS AT THE CAVERN. THE VIDEO IS ON MY MYSPACE PAGE..THIS SONG IS ON MY "DR.U" CD. AVAILABLE HERE. http://cdbaby.com/cd/lanigiro2

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I GOT YOU English

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THIS SONG IS ON MY "1,000,000 MEASURES" CD AVAILABLE HERE. http://cdbaby.com/cd/lanigiro

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WOULD YOU CRY English

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THIS SONG IS ON MY "1,000,000 MEASURES" CD AVAILABLE HERE. http://cdbaby.com/cd/lanigiro

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ROCK TONIGHT English

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"ROCK TONIGHT" CAME ABOUT FROM A SENSATION THAT I JUST NEEDED TO ROCK AND ROLL.

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MAYBE YOU'RE English

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THIS SONG MAY BE ON MY NEXT CD IN 2008

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TO LIVE IS TO LOVE English

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THIS SONG MAY BE ON MY NEXT CD TO BE RELEASED IN 2008, IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY LEMME KNOW

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WHO'S SHE English

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THIS SONG MAY BE ON MY NEXT CD TO BE RELEASED IN 2008- ANYONE WHO PARTICIPATES IN THE HONG KONG UNDERGROUND SHOULD SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR ALL OF US WHENEVER POSSIBLE, MAKE ALL THE UNDERGROUND SHOWS A BIG PARTY :)

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FROM JOHN TO YOKO English

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A SONG I WROTE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AFTER AN INTENSE DREAM WITH JOHN AND YOKO THEN WENT BACK TO BED

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SHANGRILA English

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A FAIRYTALE ISLAND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN

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METEOR English

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IF A METEOR WAS HEADING AT THE EARTH THIS IS WHAT WOULD HAPPEN

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TWO PEOPLE IN LOVE English

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LOVE IS A WONDERFUL THING, BUT, "CAN YOU" LIVE WITH A BROKEN HEART

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RAT-TIT-TAT English

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RAT-TIT-TAT THE SOUND OF AN AUTOMATIC WEAPON..A DIFFERENT KIND OF RAP SONG ABOUT GANGS DRUGS AND VIOLENCE AND WHEN THEIR SHOOTING AT YOU AND YOU DUCK AND THEY SHOOT YOUR SISTER BY ACCIDENT

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LIVE IN LOVE English

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LIVIN IN LOVE IS A GREAT THING

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YOUR SECRETS English

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YOU CAN TELL ME YOUR DEEPEST SECRETS AND I PROBABLY WON'T TELL ANYONE. THIS SONG IS ON MY "DR.U" CD. AVAILABLE HERE. http://cdbaby.com/cd/lanigiro2

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XIE XIE Mandarin

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THIS SONG IS ON MY "1,000,000 MEASURES" CD AVAILABLE HERE. http://cdbaby.com/cd/lanigiro

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I LOVE YOU WHEN English

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THIS SONG IS ON MY "1,000,000 MEASURES" CD AVAILABLE HERE. http://cdbaby.com/cd/lanigiro

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HOOKED ON YOU English

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THIS SONG IS ON MY "1,000,000 MEASURES" CD AVAILABLE HERE. http://cdbaby.com/cd/lanigiro

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DIFFERENT WAYS English

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THIS SONG IS ON MY "1,000,000 MEASURES" CD AVAILABLE HERE. http://cdbaby.com/cd/lanigiro

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MODERN LADY English

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THERE ARE A FEW SONGS THAT I REALLY ENJOY LISTENING TOO THAT I HAVE DONE AND THIS IS ONE..YOUR FLASHY CAR YOUR HOT RED LIPS YOUR LOW BACK DRESSES DOWN TO YOUR HIPS!!!

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SHE'S ONE English

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THIS SONG IS ON MY "DR.U" CD. AVAILABLE HERE. http://cdbaby.com/cd/lanigiro2

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HELP ME English

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THIS SONG WILL BE ON MY THIRD PUBLISHED RELEASE AFTER 1,000,000 MEASURES

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RAW SEWAGE Instrumental

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IT'S ALL IN YOUR TASTE, AND COMES IN MANY FORMS..YOOOYO!!!

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World City Gold Card -Soundtrack Instrumental

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I was recently commissioned to write a soundtrack song for the World City Gold Card website in Hong Kong

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HONEY English

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THIS SONG TOOK ME ALL DAY TO RE-RECORD FOR THE JUICY ORANGE PRODUCTIONS CD COMPILATION. JUST A BLUZY SCREAMIN GUITAR SONG DEDICATED TO HONG KONG

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INTERLUDE Instrumental

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A SONG TO PUT ON THE STEREO AND WALK OUT ON THE BALCONY AND LOOK AT THE LIGHTS OF HONG KONG.....
SONG 1 ON MY "HONG KONG TIME" CD WHICH IS PUBLISHED BY PLAZA MAYOR PUBLISHING COMPANY AND WRITTEN AS A POSSIBLE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK. AVAILABLE HERE. http://www.amazon.com/Hong-Kong-Time/dp/B00193EGQ6/ref=sr_1_94?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1210212803&sr=1-94

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DRIVE TO PEAK Instrumental

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RIDING IN A DOUBLE DECK BUS ON THE WAY TO VICTORIA PEAK FROM THE CENTRAL BUS TERMINUS IN THE TRAFFIC OF THE EARLY EVENING. LOOSING YOURSELF TO THE FAITH OF THE BUS DRIVER, AND UP TO THE TOP TO VIEW THE CITY LIGHTS, THEN BACK DOWN THE HILL AND BACK TO REALITY..?.
SONG 2 ON MY "HONG KONG TIME" CD WHICH IS PUBLISHED BY PLAZA MAYOR PUBLISHING COMPANY AND WRITTEN AS A POSSIBLE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK. AVAILABLE HERE. http://www.amazon.com/Hong-Kong-Time/dp/B00193EGQ6/ref=sr_1_94?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1210212803&sr=1-94

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TRUE LOVE CONSUMMATED Instrumental

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THEY MEET, AT A HOTEL DESK IN HONG KONG, HIS FIRST TIME HERE AND FIRST TIME LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT...
SONG 3 ON MY "HONG KONG TIME" CD WHICH IS PUBLISHED BY PLAZA MAYOR PUBLISHING COMPANY AND WRITTEN AS A POSSIBLE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK. I PLAY A CHINESE GUZHEN ON MOST OF THE TRACKS. AVAILABLE HERE. http://www.amazon.com/Hong-Kong-Time/dp/B00193EGQ6/ref=sr_1_94?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1210212803&sr=1-94

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TO KWA WAN Instrumental

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THE DAY TOGETHER FOLLOWING THEIR FIRST MEETING, AND THEY SPEND THE NEXT DAY WALKING AROUND TRUE OLD HONG KONG IN TO KWA WAN NEXT TO THE OLD HEART BEAT OF THIS CITY, THE ORIGINAL AIRPORT..
SONG 4 ON MY "HONG KONG TIME" CD WHICH IS PUBLISHED BY PLAZA MAYOR PUBLISHING COMPANY AND WRITTEN AS A POSSIBLE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK. I PLAY A CHINESE GUZHEN ON MOST OF THE TRACKS. AVAILABLE HERE. http://www.amazon.com/Hong-Kong-Time/dp/B00193EGQ6/ref=sr_1_94?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1210212803&sr=1-94

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SHE SAYS YES Instrumental

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A LONG NIGHT OF ANTICIPATION AND SLEEPLESS HIMAGINATION, HE OFFERS TO TAKE HER OUT ON A DATE FOR THE NIGHT, AND "SHE SAYS YES"
SONG 5 ON MY "HONG KONG TIME" CD WHICH IS PUBLISHED BY PLAZA MAYOR PUBLISHING COMPANY AND WRITTEN AS A POSSIBLE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK. I PLAY A CHINESE GUZHEN ON MOST OF THE TRACKS. AVAILABLE HERE. http://www.amazon.com/Hong-Kong-Time/dp/B00193EGQ6/ref=sr_1_94?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1210212803&sr=1-94

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NO ANSWER Instrumental

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THE NEXT DAY CALLING AND CALLING, HE NEVER GETS THRU TO HER AND SHE'S NOT AT WORK OR AT HOME, SO HE LOOKS FOR HER.......
SONG 6 ON MY "HONG KONG TIME" CD WHICH IS PUBLISHED BY PLAZA MAYOR PUBLISHING COMPANY AND WRITTEN AS A POSSIBLE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK. I PLAY A CHINESE GUZHEN ON MOST OF THE TRACKS. AVAILABLE HERE. http://www.amazon.com/Hong-Kong-Time/dp/B00193EGQ6/ref=sr_1_94?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1210212803&sr=1-94

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GRAND WATERFRONT Instrumental

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HE WENT BACK AND WALKED AROUND THE AREA THEY SPENT SUCH A GREAT DAY TOGETHER. WHILE WALKING BY THE GRAND WATERFRONT IN TO KWA WAN HE DECIDED SHE WAS LOST FROM HIS WORLD FOREVER...
SONG 7 ON MY "HONG KONG TIME" CD WHICH IS PUBLISHED BY PLAZA MAYOR PUBLISHING COMPANY AND WRITTEN AS A POSSIBLE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK. I PLAY A CHINESE GUZHEN ON MOST OF THE TRACKS. AVAILABLE HERE. http://www.amazon.com/Hong-Kong-Time/dp/B00193EGQ6/ref=sr_1_94?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1210212803&sr=1-94

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LEI HO Instrumental

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UNKNOWINGLY SHE WAS ON THE SAME QUEST FOR HIM, WALKING DOWN THE SAME STREETS THEY WALKED UNFORTUNATELY IN OPPISITE DIRECTIONS, AND EVERYONE ON THE STREETS SAYING LEI HO TO HER AND SHE WAS FEELING MISERABLE..
SONG 8 ON MY "HONG KONG TIME" CD WHICH IS PUBLISHED BY PLAZA MAYOR PUBLISHING COMPANY AND WRITTEN AS A POSSIBLE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK. I PLAY A CHINESE GUZHEN ON MOST OF THE TRACKS. AVAILABLE HERE. http://www.amazon.com/Hong-Kong-Time/dp/B00193EGQ6/ref=sr_1_94?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1210212803&sr=1-94

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FAR FROM HOME Instrumental

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NEVER SEEING EACHOTHER AGAIN, THEY START WALIKNG BACK, BECAUSE THEY ARE "FAR FROM HOME"
SONG 9 ON MY "HONG KONG TIME" CD WHICH IS AVAILABLE HERE. http://www.amazon.com/Hong-Kong-Time/dp/B00193EGQ6/ref=sr_1_94?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1210212803&sr=1-94

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I GOTTA FEELIN English

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ONE OF THE FIRST SONGS I EVER WROTE FROM ABOUT 35 YEARS AGO. THIS SONG IS ON MY "DR.U" CD. AVAILABLE HERE. http://cdbaby.com/cd/lanigiro2

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SADDIE English

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A SONG I WROTE MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY YEARS AGO...........and also RECORDED ON A 4 TRACK TEAC CASSETTE DECK, SUPER PRIMATIVE.

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SPIRIT INTENSE Instrumental

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TITLE TRACK FROM SPA COLLECTION "SPIRIT INTENSE" CD PUBLISHED BY PLAZA MAYOR PUBLISHING. AVAILABLE SOON

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GOODBYE Instrumental

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SONG 2 FROM SPA COLLECTION "SPIRIT INTENSE"

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WITHIN Instrumental

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SONG 3 FROM SPA COLLECTION "SPIRIT INTENSE"

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THINK Instrumental

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SONG 4 FROM SPA COLLECTION "SPIRIT INTENSE"

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IT'S ALL GOOD Instrumental

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SONG 5 FROM SPA COLLECTION "SPIRIT INTENSE"

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ONE STEP AT A TIME Instrumental

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SONG 6 FROM SPA COLLECTION "SPIRIT INTENSE"

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FLYING Instrumental

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SONG 7 FROM SPA COLLECTION "SPIRIT INTENSE"

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IN HONG KONG Instrumental

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SONG 8 FROM SPA COLLECTION "SPIRIT INTENSE"

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LONG NIGHT IN STANLEY Instrumental

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SONG 9 FROM SPA COLLECTION "SPIRIT INTENSE"

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EVENING TIME Instrumental

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SONG 10 FROM SPA COLLECTION "SPIRIT INTENSE"

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DOWN IN HELL English

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THIS IS THE NEXT SONG THAT I RECORDED AFTER THE "SPIRIT INTENSE" CD. FLIP FLOP BUT WHERE I CALL HOME.......ROCK!!!!!!!!

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I'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE English

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THE SONG AFTER DOWN IN HELL. MY THOUGHTS WHEN I WROTE THIS WAS, HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU GONE DOWN THE SAME ROAD OVER AND OVER, AND THE SONGS ON THE RADIO SEEM TO BE SONGS OF THE PAST WITH JUST A DIFFERENT SOUND. MAYBE YOU HAVEN'T LIVED AS LONG AS I HAVE OR HEARD ALL THE SONGS OF THE PAST FROM ALMOST THE BEGINNING, AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT YOU ARE HEARING THEM NOW! WITH JUST A DIFFERENT SOUND, BUT SAME CHORD PROGRESSIONS, YOU WILL SEE THERE WILL BE A POINT IN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU'LL SAY, "I'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE" DAMN!!
AND FOR YOU MUSICIANS A SECRET, PICK CHORD PROGRESSIONS FROM GREAT HITS OF THE PAST WHEN YOU WRITE A SONG AND YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE A GREAT TUNE!!! AND ANOTHER SECRET, MOST HIT SONGS HAVE A MODULATION, WHICH REMINDS ME OF WHAT WIL SMITH THE ACTOR SAID, THE BIGGEST HIT MOVIES WERE SPECIAL EFFECTS MOVIES AND THAT'S HOW HE PICKS HIS......"THE SECRET".....GOOGLE IT, BYE BYE

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CHECKING..... English

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HEY LITTLE GIRL English

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THIS IS A SONG...WITH A MESSAGE.

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"HEY LITTLE GIRL" WITH GRACE WONG Cantonese

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GRACE WONG IS A SINGER/SONGWRITER AND A C.A.S.H. MEMBER, THE COMPOSERS AND AUTHORS SOCIETY OF HONG KONG , WHO I INVITED TO DO THIS SONG WITH ME. AND DID A FANTASTIC JOB INTERPRETING MY LYRICS AND THOUGHTS TO CANTONESE AND SINGING THEM. HER WEBSITE IS...
http://turtlewong.xanga.com/audio/

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MY LIFE WOULD BE IN HEAVEN English

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A NEW SONG FOR MY NEXT CD WHICH I AM WORKING ON NOW

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"HEY LITTLE GIRL" LIVE WITH CALVIN WONG English

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LANI GIRO WITH CALVIN WONG ON BASS AND BACKING VOCALS RECORDED LIVE

English-English Mandarin-Mandarin Cantonese-Cantonese Instrumental-Instrumental

bio

Biography

"I WAS BORN IN THE WOODS" OF KALAMAZOO IN 1953, WHERE GIBSON GUITARS USED TO BE MADE..GREW UP PLAYING AS A KID IN THE WOODS ACROSS THE STREET FROM MY HOUSE, UP UNTIL I WAS TEN YEARS OLD. THEN MOVED TO SO.CAL."BIG CITY". AND SINCE THE AGE OF 14 AND AFTER HEARING THE BEATLES I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE AN ORIGINAL SONGWRITER AND GUITARIST WHICH NO-ONE HAS EVER HEARD BEFORE,AND A GREAT PERFORMER, BUT BECOMING A SINGLE DAD OF TWO LITTLE BOYS AT THE AGE OF 30 AND IN MY PLAYING PRIME, NOTHING THEN WAS MORE IMPORTANT TO ME THAN MY CHILDREN. BUT I NEVER STOPPED PLAYING AND WRITING. NOW IT'S MY MUSIC AGAIN...........
I BELIEVE MUSIC FIRST TOUCHES THE EARS, THEN THE MIND, THEN THE SOUL AND FINALLY THE HEART. THRU THE EARS IT MUST FIRST BE A PLEASING AND INTERESTING SOUND TO ALL, OF ANY AGE. THRU THE MIND IT MUST SAY SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT THAT MAY PERTAIN TO THE LIFE OF THE INDIVIDUAL LISTENER. THRU THE SOUL, WHICH IS THE FOUNDATION OF ALL HUMAN BEINGS, A RYTHYM THAT CAN MAKE YOU MOVE YOUR BODY, CLAP YOUR HANDS, STOMP YOUR FEET, JUMP UP AND DOWN, OR SNAP YOUR FINGERS. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THRU YOUR HEART, WHERE LOVE EXISTS IN ALL OF US."
AND "LOVE IS WONDERFUL"

Influences

MY MAIN INFLUENCES IN MUSIC CAME FROM THE 60'S AND 70'S LIKE JIMI HENDRIX, THE BEATLES, LED ZEPPLIN,ALVIN LEE,JOHNNY WINTERS, ERIC CLAPTON.

All time favorite songs

MY ALL TIME FAVORITE SONGS ARE MOSTLY BEATLE HARMONIES.

Hobbies and Interests

MUSIC,PHOTOGRAPHY,PAINTING,SCULPTURES,FIBER-OPTICS,LEATHER WORK, WOOD AND METAL WORK ANYTHING CREATI

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MUSICALLY: JOHN LENNON-PHIL COLLINS BUT DON'T ASK ME WHY?

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