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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Slowing Down

Sea Country is definitely slowing down in average hits per day. But it is to be expected. Not much doing there. Nanaikeola Apartments are still having their private parties and quite nicely from what I hear. The church next door has their regulars come in on Saturday and they have church services every Sunday morning.

"No person has a good enough memory to  make
a successful liar." ~ Abraham Lincoln

Kaiser Permanente has been silent but they have never been much interested. Some new people started a new gaming place next door to Kokua Mao and I went over there twice but they are definitely "not interested." Not that anyone there knows what I am selling. They are just not interested. Ha!


Industrial Park for Nanakuli, voted down by the Rail People.
 2000 less cars on the freeway to town, 2000 less cars in
town traffic and 2000 less cars on the way back. And
I coulda been home in twenty minutes.

I have been very busy elsewhere so I can bother less in Nanakuli. The only place I go to regularly is Kokua Mao. They are very nice people and they do a great job of helping handicapped people. I would like them to say something for this blog, once in a while but they must be a little shy. And I do get a photo now and then.

 
Ten percent of the cost for Rail. five times more efficient. But the Rail Party gonna make billions and billions of dollars in profits. They haven't done anything but already costing the city millions.

I saw a guy with one of my hats in town and asked him where he got it. He said he bought it for a couple bucks from some guy in Nanakuli. How about that? Everybody got to make a buck.




Monday, June 24, 2013

Review In The West

It is shaping up slowly but nicely. The best last week was the Web site of Kapolei Chapter HBDA in which they had a nice photo gallery of the party. The hits are going to go through the ceiling and others will becoming aware of the fun we can all have.

"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all the people
all the time." ~ Abraham Lincoln

From there, in Nanakuli, all the ones we had are doing their own thing and we must respect. We only have Kokua Mao to deal with in Nanakuli at the moment. The church and Nanaikeola Apartments would be good for starters later on but we will just have to be patient and concentrate on the rest of the coast.

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

I must go to Waianae District Park and check them out. I am certain to get some information from them for the good of our readers. The possible dance club will only be at this place. It is the most indicated site on the Waianae Coast. And most of the possible participants in the Western part of Oahu are not interested.


This blog is very new and struggling along to get hits.
Always a struggle in the beginning.

Did everyone see that item on the internet? "Thirteen affordable cars that can hit 150 miles per hour." Wow, whatta revelation. These people really know what is needed on this island. For sure they did not consult with our Rail Disaster people. Even though I hear that the Auto industry is helping fund the Rail Party. The more they screw up the public transportation the more people buy cars. Auto repair shops on the Waianae Coast working overtime. Stands to Reason.

"And men learn to understand women. To them five Minutes
is half an hour. But it is equivalent to the five minutes that
your football game is going to last before you take out the trash, so it's an even trade."

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mambo?

By Aristides Raul Garcia, AKA El Intruso
Excerpted from Town Dancer blog.

Mambo’s popularity and longevity has been blown out of proportion, for commercial reasons. It has been taken out of context since the book and the movie, "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love", and gave high hopes, to some dinosaurs, of a Mambo comeback. The Mambo’s Golden Age lasted at the most 5 years - from 1955 to circa 1960. That is really nothing compared with the decades after decades of dancing to Latin Music.

Are we not formed, as notes of music are,
For one another, though dissimilar?
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Fania All Stars (nobody was talking about Mambo during their time) were on a roll for almost 10 years. The Mambo was only one of the musical expressions attracting NY born Latinos, yes mainly NY Puerto Ricans, or NuYorkricans. For those Latinos, the musical innovations of people like Chano Pozo, Mario Bauza, and Chico O’Farril, to mention a few, provided an outlet to express their biculturality.

Those great Cuban musicians came to the United States to learn Jazz. The best example of them is the late Mario Bauza who became a Jazz master as a musician, composer, and arranger. One could disagree with his contention that he was the "inventor of Latin Jazz", but he was certainly a pioneer of the gender.

"La Botella" por El Coronel
 
In any case, New York born Latinos could relate to this fusion of Afro Cuban rhythms and Jazz; they could culturally identify with both idioms. The Mambo in NY was able to take elements of Jazz, and became, perhaps, the first ever Latin Pop Musical expression with cross-over possibilities; it was also taken up by other New Yorkers, mainly by the up and coming Jewish middle class, but also by Italians, Irish, and Afro Americans.

One of the main characteristics of the New York Mambo was its lyrical simplicity, and many times its total lack of any lyrics. That is one of the reasons why it was never popular in Latin America. The main thing for Mambo lovers in NY was the instrumentation, the solos, the virtuosity of the musicians and arrangers. Some of those Mambos are classic pieces, in every sense of the word. It was a time of experimentation without the taboo's which usually accompany village life. This was New York, and the sky was the limit, they went for it.

"Sea Mi Condena" por Pandora

Speaking of demographics, race, and economics, the end of the Mambo Era coincides with the flight of the white ethnic middle class from Manhattan to suburbia. In reality, during the dying days of the Mambo rage, if you wanted to dance Mambo you were better off going to the Catskill Mountains, which had become an almost all Jewish "enclave" and resort area.

Back to the Palladium. In his essay "Is it Mambo or Salsa? Only the Clave Knows" Mike Bello claims to have been at the Palladium. He is not really lying; he is telling a half truth, and that is the problem in dealing with this "slippery cat", they don’t really lie; they just tell you the part of the truth that fits their purpose.

Of course Mike Bello probably went to the Palladium which opened in the 80’s on East 14th Street as a normal North American Disco, and as time went by introduced Salsa Nights (not Mambo nights, by the way) on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, I really don’t remember. But Mr. Bello was never at the Palladium of Mambo fame; the one I'm going to describe ....

Pub's Side Note; We are not going to dance Mambo on the Waianae Coast. What are we going to dance socially?
 
 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Update

I am not sure what is happening but the entire coast seems to be waking up. They are becoming aware that they are citizens of this island and they have their rights and their opinions count. Now if we can just a get a few Two-Centers to contribute a little information and a photo or two, this thing would get rolling.

"Computers are getting more complicated and they are making more very fast and accurate mistakes."

Tamura Supermarket in Waianae and Sack N Save in Nanakuli lead the parade in  giving us supermarket service. And we all understand that the prices are going higher to pay for the Rail Crisis. Now the Rail party is trying to make deals to buy some junk trains from Europe. Millions of dollars in commissions. The citizens of these islands are so lucky. They gotta pay the Dough, Flo.

"A Banana a Day… Instead of eating an apple each day
for optimum health, the adage should state that a
banana each day keeps the doctor away."
 
Piililau Community Park in Waianae is developing into some social activities which include line dancing. I will have to drop around some time. I also must look in at the Waianae District Park where they have the best dance floor in the West already installed there. Just never been used for dancing.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

Pub's Side Note: The slide show in the "Ewa Bus Stop" blog has now gone over 40 photos. I have received only one suggestion, "hold it." Perhaps I should put a top number and gradually get rid of the old ones. The ideal photo is still six people, send in your favorite.


Monday, June 10, 2013

Makaha

Makaha has a population of less than 8000 people so not many take the area or the people into serious consideration. And yet many know that this point and the point across the mountains on the North Shore have been kept apart for too long. (Honolulu and the Rail Party)

"The truth will make you free, but first it will make you miserable."

The original settlers of Makaha were the Native Hawaiians. They indulged in agriculture and fishing and Mahaka valley was known as an ahupua'a. The Oahu Railway and Land Company started in the 1880's due to the effort of Benjamin Franklin Dillingham. And during World War II, ammunition was stored in Makaha. And this area was never seriously considered as a place to live by the ones in charge.

"Psychotic Reaction" by Count Five

Makaha Transportation is the worst on this Island and who cares? The #40 bus is the most overworked bus on these Islands and quite a come down from the days of Frank Fasi, but he was for the people. The "C" bus was nice even a year ago and then the Rail Tragedy people got control. Old ladies standing up all the way to town. Auwe! The number #93 bus is still a beautiful existing dream and it could have been the answer. However the Rail Crisis people will soon put a stop to that.

"I'll Remember You" by Don Ho

Meanwhile people up and down the Waianae Coast are seeking alternate methods of transportation and leaving the Rail Calamity to those that have no choice. How about $300 per month parking permit at the Rail Stations? He He, those people know where their big buck profits are coming from.


They are hoping to do something on that side of the island that cannot be done on this side. Plenty dancers and some dance organizing. Let's give them all the help we can.

The racial makeup is about 40% of mixed, two or more races and 20% of Pacific Islanders. Nice local group. Close to 20% Haole and less than 18% Latino (higher than most places.) And over 20% of the population were below the poverty line. Anybody want to dance? They will have to go to Waianae.

Keep the Rail Crooks out of it, let the people from the Waianae Coast and the North Shore connect and this entire island would bloom with "third city." Not in my lifetime.









Thursday, June 6, 2013

Some Improvements

We have decided to bring the advertising rates down. Instead, the regular size poster that was going for Ten Thousand a week has been lowered to $9995.00. How about that? We go for the Big Bucks and we are ready to bleed anyone that gets in the way. He He. Yes, I know it will take a while.

The highest compact we can make with our fellow dancers is -
 "Let there be truth between us two forevermore."

The bus situation has not improved however. There are times when I am surprised and I can sit down but it is not often. But people on the Waianae Coast are not likely to ride the rail disaster. Even though they already know that the Rail Czar is planning on making it very difficult to get to town using other means. How is that for something that is "needed." That was a master con job, already in the Universities on the mainland. In Hawaii, the Universities don't have a clue.

“Mama Told Me Not To Come” by Three Dog Night

I like that deal they are talking about at the Waianae Small Boat Harbor. Getting a fairly fast boat holding 30 people (would be full up) at $7.00 per) Speed about 30 miles per hour and it is 30 miles to downtown Honolulu.

We all know that with the traffic increase and the traffic jam trying to get parking at the station, it is going to take over an hour just to get on the rail. Then paying $300 fee per month for parking. Auwe.

"Nostalgia" by Placido Domingo

The number 93, right now, is pretty near perfect but the Rail Fiasco people are going to get rid of that in a hurry. The idea is to force the people to use the humbug rail. We are talking Big Bucks in profits here.


Meanwhile, Sea Country along with the other two new blogs, Oahu East and East Ko'oalu Blog are offering free one time advertising space as an introduction of our separate sections of the islands to the reader/dancers. Watch it, it says Free! On the Internet you must be very careful. Mahalo.


Monday, June 3, 2013

Moving Right Along

The hits have been coming down to a more understandable count. We have lost many of the parasites that one gets in blogging.

"The easiest person in the world to deceive is one's self."

Yuen Grocery, Nanakuli
When Nanakuli Ridge was in, we averaged 15 hits per day. Then I expanded to include a larger territory and the hits went up to 30 hits per day. So besides the parasites we were getting more people interested with the larger territory. I just made contact with an old friend of mine who lives in Waianae, and he has plenty connections. We just need more information for the readers and I cannot get it all.

"Livin' On A Prayer" By Bon Jovi

Yuen Grocery was there before all of them. Whethered the storm when Food Giant came in. Then when Sack N Save came in, Food Giant dwindled and Yuen Grocery is still there.


Newest blog on the island. There must be some good
dancing people living in this territory and willing to share
with their friends and neighbors.

We have been asked about Salsa Aerobics on the Waianae Coast but regrettably the people in charge have been keeping it a secret from us. If anyone knows, please let us know. And if you would like us to keep quiet about it, we will do that, it is fine with us.

"Greatest Love Of All" By - Whitney Houston

Line dancing at Pililaau seems to be going on, I just haven't had time to go there. There has to be something going on at the Waianae District Park, also a good bet. Outside of that evening or nite club dancing is only for the military.

Yes, all of you have been unanimously elected to get some dancing information to us. Advertising, the mouthpiece of business is publicity that has been developed to a fine art. It can make you think you’ve longed all your life for something you never even heard of before.

Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking. ~ John Wain

Nevah happened!
Fortunately, it works a little bit different in blogging. The first one whether a poster or just a nice written up invitation is "Communication." Now the second is Advertising and one must be careful with that. The third one Spam and we must do everything to avoid that. Each contributor must be their own judge. How close is this to what we do for our friends?

Just be nice, much of what we do is to help. But much of it is misunderstood too. Many still believe blogging is for "money." That is what stopped Nanakuli Ridge. Tough. But of course, salesmanship methods in the last decades have gone to pot and it is worse on the internet. We cannot blame anyone. Next year is another year and we will find the people who understand our blogging.