It also includes our tribute to "Pennsylvania 6-5000"* thrown in for good measure, yep you read that right, and we think it's a real a toe tapper.
Timothy Jay started playing the rhythm part during a rehearsal as a break from the more focused work we doing at the time. Chris and I quickly joined in and suddenly we realized we wanted to refocus our rehearsal. We were all just having so much fun with each other on this that we stuck with it the rest of the night until it solidified into the track you’ll hear here.
During those initial run throughs it was tentatively titled “Pineapple Lovefest,” but the more we rehearsed it the more it sounded like we were calling out a fondness for the female anatomy. Once you get an idea like that in your head it’s hard to get rid of it. Not that we don’t all share that particular fondness, but it’s just not the kind of thing we generally choose to right songs about. (Although who knows what the future holds. ;-)
Anyway after trying out a bevy of alternatives, all starting with “pineapple” because not only was that first rhythm part tickled out of an DaSilva all-bamboo pineapple tenor ukulele, but to our ears the song had a decidedly Hawaiian flavor, we finally settled on “Pineapple Poundcake.”
There's only 42 more days before the full CD "Constellation" is released, so mark your calendars on April 28th and come back for details on how you can get your copy!
*for those who aren’t familiar, “Pennsylvania 6-5000” is a big band instrumental… well mostly instrumental, first made famous by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra in 1940.