Action Guys/ Aaron Aranita Big Band
09/15/2015
Aaron Aranita

Story

John Hulaton otherwise known as Osaka Kanaka in the action guy domain sings this tune

about a story deliciously told with a funky beat to move your feet.

Lyrics

Kung Food Fight

music and lyrics by Aaron Aranita 

I took the ferry across the Kowloon Bay

 to the Hong Kong side to eat and play. 

I walked into a restaurant to get Dim-sum 

but then I was confronted by some kind of bum. 

Afternoon sir, please could you spare some change. 

Been down on my luck, but my luck will change. 

Thank you sir, have a nice afternoon. 

You should order the Roast duck it's better than in Kowloon. 

Now how could he know where I just came from. 

This is not some ordinary Hong Kong bum. 

Sooner than you know it trouble comes into play, 

when a gang of hoodlums get in the way. 

Hey you bum, we don't want your kind in here! 

They pushed him to the floor and started kicking his rear.

 

Kung Food Fight,  I heard the people say.  

Kung Food Fight!  You don't see this every day.

Kung Food Fight! I saw the Master in disguise. 

The chicken gave a lickin' to those dirty guys! 

 

He quickly got up to the rotisserie, 

grabbed a pair of roast chickens started swinging away. 

Down went a thug and soon the other two 

were found face down in grease and wearing black and blue. 

Two more goons joined in the fight. 

They surrounded the stranger from the left and the right! 

But then the stranger shifted into a fighting stance.

 The Chicken Wing Position and the Chicken Dance. 

The one on the right pulled out a blade. 

He said I'm gonna cut me some Chicken Filet! 

sooner than you know it there's a bird in flight,

and the stranger easily turned out their lights!  

Hey, your Kung Fu's pretty good. Yes it's very good, it's terrific! 

 

Kung Food Fight, I heard the people say. 

Kung Food Fight! You don't see this every day. 

Kung Food Fight!  I saw the Master in disguise. 

The chicken gave a lickin' to those dirty guys! 

 

There's a style of Wushu called Mushu Pork. 

The weapons of choice are knife and fork. 

Then there's the Monkey and the Eagle Claw. 

Could fighting with Bananas be against the law? 

Drunken boxing works for Jackie Chan. 

If your'e training with a bottle better change your plan. 

but Chicken Wing Chun took the Hoodlums down, 

When the Sifu Master came into town. 

My mom told me not to play with food. 

think of the starving kids around and it's very rude. 

But when you're in a bind of the criminal kind, 

Ya gotta be some kind of Action Dude! 

Hey Mister, what do you call your style of Kung Fu?  

Chicken Wing Chun is the name! 

 

Kung Food Fight, I heard the people say. 

Kung Food Fight! You don't see this every day. 

Kung Food Fight! I saw the Master in disguise. 

The chicken gave a lickin' to those dirty guys! 

Aaron Aranita Big Band
09/24/2013
Aaron Aranita Big Band

Lyrics

YOU LOOK SO GOOD

 

You look so good,

when you're wearing white.

You look so good,

got you in my sight.

Whatever you wear comes out in flair. 

You even look so good just wearing air.

Let's hit the town, wear that Gucci gown,

I'd like to be the guy you run around in a Black Tuxedo,

made to suit my ego.

and you'd be so outta sight,

Wearing wedding white.

And when we walk down the chapel aisle,

we'd have to plow right through the smiles,

'cause we look so good,

In Black and White.

 

Aaron Aranita Big Band
09/26/2013
Aaron Aranita Big Band

Lyrics

The Idea Of Love

The Idea of love

is like a musical duet.

A sweet love song with a blonde of a brunette.

The trials of love 

is a hit or miss ordeal.

and it's a great big deal when an idea turns out real.

I found a love, now it's clear for me to see,

falling in love is fall in ecstasy.

When you find one who fits your style

you'll be in it for a while.

Someone you love is an ideal thing.

 

When you're in love rainbows span across the sky.

When you're in love you don't ask how, when or why?

Lovers in love, tend to speak in lover's speak,

Like honey do this here or do your special thing.

The idea of love, is a thought for just a few,

Who've had enough of a solitary view.

(1st time)

So if you think you want to try it

why don't you put this thought to mind,

The Idea of love is for me and you.

(2nd time)

So if you you want some good advice

Just think "Hey this sounds nice"

The idea of love

this song is about.

The Idea of love is for me and you.

 

Aaron Aranita Big Band
09/26/2013
Aaron Aranita Big Band

Lyrics

The Littlest Things

What's a lump of sugar?

What's a cup of water?

What's a little friendliness in the scheme of life?

They're just the littlest things in life anyone can get.

If O didn't like H2 how could we get wet?

Just that lump of sugar would make your coffee sweet.

Add a cup of water, then your drink's complete.

They're just the littlest things we know that makes life sweet.

like breathing fresh mountain air,

knowing you really care.

The littlest things of all makes life complete.

 

What's a little "How are you?"

"Pardon me please, after you".

When you think of others you can make a frown a smile.

They're just the littlest things that could turn a wrong to right.

If everyone was a friend there's no need to fight.

Just that lump of sugar would make your coffee sweet.

Add a cup of water, then your drink's complete.

They're just the littlest things we know that makes life sweet.

like breathing fresh mountain air,

knowing you really care.

The littlest things of all makes life complete.

 

Sweet!

Aaron Aranita Big Band
09/26/2013
Aaron Aranita Big Band

Lyrics

I'm A Caffeine Man

Regina Cappucino, my hot italian beverage,

You know you're just the steamiest and sexiest hot milk drink.

Juanita Granita, you're presence just gives me chills.

Am I the lucky fellow to bend before your ice cold will?

Melissa Mocha Java I want to be your full-time lover.

You're so good with Baklava, with you I can't drink no other.

You know I'm a caffeine man,

I'm hooked on caffeine man!

"Cause it gives me a buzz like no other natural stimulant can.

You know I'm a caffeine man,

I'm hooked on caffeine man!

Because nobody else does' what a caffeinated female can.

 

Cassie Latte, I really need you every day.

You fire up my morning and soothe me with your vitamin A.

Hazel Macadamia, sweet little Kona girl,

You make me so nutty and put my head in a whirl.

Vanessa Espresso, object of my desire.

With you in double doses, how can I even think to tire?

 

You know I'm a caffeine man,

I'm hooked on caffeine man!

"Cause it gives me a buzz like no other natural stimulant can.

You know I'm a caffeine man,

I'm hooked on caffeine man!

Because nobody else does' what a caffeinated female can.

 

 

Aaron Aranita Big Band
09/26/2013
Aaron Aranita Big Band

Lyrics

Let's Get Juiced

Got these creative juices flowing

how good it is to be knowing.

You know, I could be doing things faster with a brand new Juicemaster.

Just think, with a fresh carrot juice, all the visions it would induce,

or an ice-cold mango shake, would be so easy to make.

So won't you help me start we just could turn this to a party.

So let's take out the blender, let the juices flow together.

 

Let's get juiced, it's a healthy thing

not with the booze, maybe with ginseng.

Let's get juiced, we can take all night,

Just me and you, we'll mix in pure delight.

 

I've traded in my Gin and Tonic for a tonic made of ginger

and now the urge is not chronic, to do an all night drinking binger.

Now i'm drinking protein shakes and I cut out the carbohydrates.

"Cause if I lose I'll be a winner, without losing lunch or dinner.

But Things would work out nicer if you were my mango slicer

so let's take out the blender

let the juiced flow together.

 

Let's get juiced, it's a healthy thing

not with the booze, maybe with ginseng.

Let's get juiced, we can take all night,

Just me and you, we'll mix in pure delight.

 

Another day of work has ended

and it's time for Happy Hour.

All my drunken days have ended but the days have not been dour.

I've got juice from Mangosteen, it just helps my self-esteem.

and with Goji on the rocks, well it's like Molotov the cocktail.

So let's make a toast together for a healthy life forever.

So let's take out the blender let the juices flow together.

 

Let's get juiced, it's a healthy thing

not with the booze, maybe with ginseng.

Let's get juiced, we can take all night,

Just me and you, we'll mix in pure delight.

 

Aaron Aranita Big Band
09/26/2013
Aaron Aranita Big Band

Lyrics

Love Prescription

My doctor said

Get love, and get a lot of rest.

Don't come back to soon,

and don't be a big pest.

No pill or any potion can fill the lost emotion,

and don't you get the notion that love is free.

Love's the prescription

on this vague encryption.

Go and fill it on out

it's timeless tradition.

Don't argue until you try it.

You need love and don't deny it.

So get love,

and I'll see you in a week.

 

Now doctor I got love

and now I'm in a mess.

I came back to you,

I thought it was for the best.

He said love is what you're missing,

but you should watch out who you're kissing.

So won't you take this medication and don't forget my fee.

Love's the prescription

on this vague encryption.

Go and fill it on out

it's timeless tradition.

Don't argue until you try it.

You need love and don't deny it.

So get love,

and I'll see you in a week.

So get love,

and I'll see you in a week.

Aaron Aranita Big Band
09/26/2013
Aaron Aranita Big Band

Lyrics

We Both Belong Together

We both belong together like wheat and rye.

Just like a day in Hawaii with a cool Mai tai

and we could both make the scene on the Hollywood silver screen.

Two of us together could only be the kind of story that people only dream of.

We'll make the History Channel like Martha and George.

We'll film it in Tahiti not in Valley Forge.

I like your personality, we get along so perfectly.

(1st time)

Now any day, any time, any weather would be a perfect time to get together

Just me be the only girl for you.

(2nd time)

We got a whole wide world to discover,

and what a world it would be with a lover.

So let me be the lover for you.

 

 

Aaron Aranita Big Band
Aaron Aranita

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Featuring Alwyn Erub on vocals, "Weedwack Attack" is destined to be the anthem for the "WWWW" (Weekend Weed-wack Warriors Worldwide)

Lyrics

Lyrics:
I got time right now,
on my hands,
looking out the window
I see virgin land.
The view’s obstructed
like a thick green fog,
can’t find the bike or the dog.
Gotta get off my butt,
I got whips to crack, it’s time to get into... 
Weedwack Attack! Weedwack Attack! 

CHORUS
I’m on a mission, got no time for fishin’...
he’s wackin,’ he’s wackin.’
Gonna get right back, to weedwack attack. 
Gotta big game plan, 
I’m gonna tame this land, tame this land, tame this land.
Better move on back,
it’s Weedwack Attack! Weedwack Attack!

I got this Godly power in my hands,
gonna level mountains, down to rock and sand.
I’m gloved and goggled, check out my tan,
folks around the block say I’m the man.
Better close your windows and move your car, ‘cause I whip a lot of pebbles
and they will scratch and mar...they scratch and mar. 
CHORUS
Your grass is mine! Look out, here I come!

The sea of green is my stage, my scene.
Don’t get in my way, ‘cause I’m loud and mean.
I just love the smell of burning gas and the pungent aroma of chopped up grass. 
Got no time for talk, got no time for tack, I’m on the ultimate high, 
Weedwack Attack! Weedwack Attack!
CHORUS

Aaron Aranita Big Band
09/25/2013
Aaron Aranita Big Band

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Home  Movies

Just give me a little fraction

of your action that is all I really need.

Just a little more interaction

let's relax and watch a pay per view movie.

I'm gonna get some popcorn, get some pop with only twenty calories,

make it caffeine free.

Let's film our own home movies in jacuzzis starring lovely you and me.

 

I'll get a small recorder, place an order from an online shopping store.

Then with my Hi-Def TV  you could see my face right down to every pore.

I'll be an action figure even bigger than Schartznegger or Jackie Chan.

Hey, I'm the man.

Just be my leading lady nothing shady, do the love scenes nothing more.

 

We'll be the main attraction in Manhattan, plant out feet in Hollywood.

Then when I win that Oscar I'll donate it to the needy like I should.

They'll say  "Hey what an actor, benefactor, man this guy is really good!'

Just knock on wood.

Let's make our own home movies in jacuzzis

make a splash in Hollywood.

Aaron Aranita Big Band
09/26/2013
Aaron Aranita Big Band

Lyrics

Just Use Me

Just use me abuse me

you don't have to be choosy.

I'll take the rap you go free.

I'm just a slow learner, put me on the back burner.

You got me down, what a shame on me.

Sometimes I'm quiet and don't get in the way

When someone says to me"Go on make my day"

You could be meat on the market,

the bulls-eye on the target,

and be the butt of every joke.

It's only natural to strive to be the best,

but strivers step on you like squashing a pest.

When you're down on the ground

you just got to move on.

Let someone else be the fool.

So just use me, confuse me

lay one on my Natuzzi.

You make the call, I'll take the fall,

but when you're back to see your friend,

you won't find me again.

It's 'cause I've had just enough that's all.

I'll just move on. Hey I'm gone!

 

You're used to Hi-Falutin',

like that Russian dude "Rasputin",

but all your days are on the wane.

El-Diablo's got your number

for the Hot-coal Rhumba,

if you don't change the way you play.

Now people can be kind and be generous too.

You don't know how and you don't have a clue.

Cold, slimy creatures would be so glad to meet you.

Then you can give each other warts.

 

So just use me confuse me,

mouth off like an Uzi.

I'm silly putty in your hands

but when push comes to shove

you'll get all of the above

back in your face Oh yeah, Oh Yeah.

Just watch the sh#t hit the fan.

 

You're just a master manipulator,

you and your pal Darth Vader.

You're always up to no good.

Slick scheming instigator,

cold blooded alligator.

These allegations can't be wrong.

 

So just use me confuse me.

How about next week tuesday?

Just put me down in your plan.

Bur when the week comes to the end,

you won't find any friends.

Now you can talk to yourself all you can.

No one could care or give a damn.

What part of this don't you understand?

What made you step out on land amphibian?

Let's take this song to the end.

Go home amphibious creature,

Back to the swamp. 

Aaron Aranita
Aaron Aranita
Aaron Aranita
09/29/2013
Aaron Aranita

Lyrics

Bird Is The Word

If someone asks what is jazz answer in a single word,
Bird he is the word.
The sound of Bebop in the forties,
Rhythm and a harmony like no one ever played before.
And if you take up the sax
check out Ornithology.
Bird he cut the track.
A word of warning to the novice playing
Bird could throw your fingers out of whack.

On the stage with Dizzy and Bud with Max and Mingus,
'Not a lineup anyone can crack.
This was the Dream Team of all Bebop.
No one else in history would even stand a ghost of a chance.
In case you haven't just heard,
listen to the melody,
Crank that headphone nerd.
We all have come to a conclusion,
When there's Bop you know that Bird is the word.

All music Copyright 2011 Aaron Aranita Music BMI

Aaron Aranita
09/29/2013
Aaron Aranita

Lyrics

Cool Head Jazz

A tune that's from the new and the past and from the giants of jazz.
The bop of Charlie Parker, Tatum, Monk and Miles. 
Mix in the attitude of the hip local guys.
From New York down to Monterey Bay.
We listened to the cats play.
Woodshed and learn the standards play in every key. 
Take out that horn and play a sweet melody. 
I asked a Blala* from Kahala* he said listen to Fats Walla'
he's the man you understand. 
and in the south you have to play all the blues
Go out and pay all your dues if it's the lifestyle you choose. 
So when you come and play with the band, 
Don't keep that fakebook at hand. 
Just get your act together, use that memory. 
When you can cut it then it's Cool Head Jazz.
Cool Head Jazz. 
Slow or fast. 
Dig these changes modulating down we end up in B flat. 
Keep your cool, 
Jazz cats rule. 
Slick and suave the cats are playing Cool Head Jazz. 

*Blala" - A man whole loves his Lau Lau
*Kahala" - Fat Cats Hang out There

Copyright © 2005 Aaron Aranita

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PBS Big Band
Aaron Aranita

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My Time Is The Right Time

The PBS Big Band in rehearsal.

saxes Ambrose Splescia, Wayne Kawahara, Gordon Tokishi, Paul Stanley, John Lundgren, (Jonathan Cabagbag, Scott Villiger)

Trumpets- Phil Scellato, Bob Scellato, Mark Minasian, Ken Hara, Stanton Haugen

trombones- Thomas Ricer,  Russell Lum

Aaron Aranita- Piano, drums- Phil Bennett Bass- Ernie Provencher, Kevin Leong

PBS Big Band
Aaron Aranita

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"Minor Infraction" is a fast minor blues tune ala Buddy Rich. Solos for Alto 1, Tenor 1, Trumpet and Trombones 1 & 2.

PBS Big Band
Aaron Aranita

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Rehearsal  with Phil and Bob Scellato's Big Band 

Tempo is a medium shuffle for this bluesy tune. Stop time soli's for the brass and sax sections with solos for Alto 1 and trumpet.

PBS Big Band
Aaron Aranita

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PBS Big band Rehearsal.

Jazz Ballad featuring alto 1 (Ambrose Splecia) in the style of Ellington/Strayhorn- Thelonius Monk.

*Soon to be available on Walrus Music

PBS Big Band
Aaron Aranita

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PBS Big Band Rehearsal of tune.

Medium blues with stop time soli. Trombone, trumpet and sax soil's follow solos.

soon to be available on Walrus Music  

PBS Big Band
Aaron Aranita

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PBS Big Band rehearsal of "Starting Lineup"

Bebop style tune with soli's for each section.

PBS Big Band
Aaron Aranita

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Full Title (Live Each Day Like) There's No Tomorrow.

Jazz Ballad

PBS Big Band rehearsal featuring trombonist- Les Benedict.

PBS Big Band
Aaron Aranita

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Epifanio is my father's middle name (Ralph Epifanio Aranita) Epifanio- Epiphany

Written in a Samba-Baiao feel with solos for tenor sax and trumpet. ( Ambrose Splescia-t sax, Mark Minasian- trpt)

Aaron Aranita
Aaron Aranita

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Rejoicing is a fast samba with Rogerio Araujo on Repinique and Surdo, Randall Yamamoto-bass, Gail Mack and Vergel Jepas -vocals, and Aaron Aranita on soprano sax and keyboards.

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From The CD "One Day"

Phil Bennett -drums

Robert Shinoda- Guitar

Randall Yamamoto- bass

Aaron Aranita- Alto Sax and keyboards

Aaron Aranita
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From the CD "One Day"

First Impressions is a duet for Soprano sax and piano/keyboards