Thursday, November 19, 2015

Live Music

This blog will eventually lead into many reasons for live music and we may have many aficionados interested. Then we can really get this blog rolling with people that are willing to share their precious information with their fellow dancers.

 “Experience is the name every dancer gives to their mistakes.”

When you think about listening to music, do earbuds and mp3’s immediately come to mind? Some people put their earbuds on when they get up in the morning and take they them off late at night when they go to bed. Bad Stuff. Do you mostly listen to music on your gadgets while traveling from one place to another?

"Maika'i Ka Makani O Kohala" by Carol Kai

If you can’t remember the last time you saw a live performance, this may just be the blog for you! Music doesn’t come out of a machine, a cloud, or a search engine. Take a good look around you on Oahu. Many people make this music, and it takes a lot of energy, dedication, and commitment.

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

If you rarely see live music, it is easy to forget how much work goes into that killer beat, sweet riff, or those oldies but goodies. Go to a show and get close enough to see the passion, energy, and yes, sweat, that goes into making music. You will definitely walk away with a deeper appreciation for what musicians do.

The beautiful Articulated Buses: One tenth the cost of the Rail Disaster and five times more efficient.

From the Hawaii Free Press: After Months of Posturing, Council Committee Easily Approves Massive Rail Tax Hike.The Honolulu City Council Budget Committee gave preliminary approval to a bill that would extend Oahu’s 0.5 percent surcharge on the general excise tax through 2027 to help pay for the $6.57 billion rail project.

Business Park proposed for Kapolei and voted down by the
Present Rail Party.  And I coulda been home in 20 minutes.

The vote was 4-1 with Budget Chairwoman Ann Kobayashi casting lone vote opposing the bill. Councilwoman Carol Fukunaga voted yes “with reservations.” The measure is now slated to be taken up at the Council’s Dec. 9 meeting, where all nine Council members will consider giving it the second of three needed approvals. If approved there, it would return to the Budget Committee for another go-around before returning to the Council again for a final vote….

Clue: All the Ernie Martin hype was just hype.

"Nothing is ever so bad that it cannot get worse."