Pages

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Yes

This blog so not doing so bad. It is well into the teens in average hits per day. But like all the rest of the blogs, there is somebody out there who will "make" this blog and have it rise in hits. And it is very simple. Just contribute a little dance information to share with our fellow dancers. And they have been getting more every day.

"On the whole, the happiest people seem to be those who have no
particular cause for being happy except that they are so."


Of all the outside public relations I seem to have the best handle on Twitter. I let the followers do their own thing. And I pick my follows pretty carefully If the combination of following and followers is more than 1000, I ignore them. I don't need anyone that is too big. They will overwhelm me. And I use Tweepi to remove bad followers otherwise. I try to keep the amount of follows to about 180. That keeps my Twitter running good and I can get my good licks in.

"Ven Devorame Otra Vez" por Azucar Moreno


This blog started out to be for the Live Music and Dance fans and they are willing to read but not to share the info with the readers. They should do as they please. However there are some that are doing it now and that is appreciated by all of us. Richie Fun gets some good information on Dancing Night blog.

 "Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges


Three Good Reasons God Created Eve:
God worried that Adam would always be lost in the garden because men hate to ask for directions. — God knew Adam would one day need someone to hand him the TV remote; men don’t want to see what’s on Television — they want to see What Else Is On. —  God knew that Adam would never make a doctor’s appointment for himself.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Nightlife On Oahu

Honolulu is so nicely decorated with swaying palm trees and white sandy beaches but that doesn't mean the city is lacking in dance clubs. They gottem! Hot spots all over for nightlife to include dancing  They have classy and hip drinks, live bands and DJ music and fellow dancers to make a fun crowd. Some of the clubs are open till 3 or 4 a.m. so you can't beat the hours anywhere else on Oahu.

"Working for a just distribution of the fruits of the earth and human labor
is not mere philanthropy. It is a moral obligation." ~ Pope Francis


Numerous dance clubs line the streets of Honolulu, most making a home in Waikiki, and range from dance hall, to artsy hip places, gay bars, and even a western cowboy inspired place for a different type. Most people attending are social dancers and interested in the social aspects of the music and dance. There's something here for anyone who's looking for a fun night on the town.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz


However the traffic is pretty bad and when the Rail Disaster is completed it will be worse. There are places on the outskirts of Oahu that are beginning to develop. The Central Valley is leading the way with Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, Dot's In Wahiawa and Just Tacos in Mililani and a possible fourth in Waipio or Waikele. Kapolei is falling  behind. And Tacos And More in Waianae has Live Music on Wednesday and Thursday.

"Shores Of Haleiwa" by Loyal Garner


Then there are "Oldies but Goodies.? The DJs play good music and are always on the lookout to get the latest and the best. In this century there has been a growing group of dance fans with their preference for the oldies but goodies. These more experienced social dancers have a good memory for the terrific classics that are emerging from the last century. And Live Music has been the answer.

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges

My physical disabilities prevent me from getting around to get information and photos, so whatever you can email, I will post to the blog of your choice.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Live?

Since most of us pretty much never go anywhere anymore without headphones blasting music into our ear holes, Oahu’s live music scene ranks pretty close to its restaurants and bars in terms of cultural goings-on. Some places in Hawaii birth entire musical genres and hordes of artists, while others act like magnets that bring in eclectic acts from across the state.

“We must never be afraid to raise our voices for honesty and truth
and compassion against injustice and lying and greed."


The music of Hawaii includes an array of traditional and popular styles, ranging from native Hawaiian folk music to Latin, modern rock and hip hop. The Live Band action on all the Islands is very  good and dancers appreciate it. Actually Hawaii's musical contributions to the music of the United States are out of proportion to the state's small size.

"Contigo A La Distancia" by Christina Aguilera


Styles like slack-key guitar are well-known worldwide, while Hawaiian-tinged music is a frequent part of Hollywood soundtracks and is well known in Latin America. Hawaii also made a contribution to country music in the US with the introduction of the steel guitar. Hawaiian music has had a notable impact on the music of other Polynesian islands. And we got most of it on the Island of Oahu right now.

"El Trieste" by José José


However, some dance clubs not only on Oahu are now installing a "juice" bar with all kinds of exotic mixed fruit drinks, delicious and thirst quenching. Have you tried Mango-Pineapple? Outta this world! When you are dancing the body requires liquids in any form. The fruit juices may just be better for you and furthermore, they may be cheaper than anything else at the other bar. You can't lose.

Live music on Oahu is here to stay.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Well into 2016

Live Music in West Oahu is there, but where? We are slowing making contact with the neighbor islands but on Oahu only with Rolando Sanchez and his Salsa Hawaii. We have had some communication on Twitter but nothing else yet. He is a busy man.

"Perhaps the thing to do, is to dance and prepare ourselves
to be a rainbow in somebody Else's cloud."


"Here's My Heart" by Willie K

The only other places we know of in the Central Valley is Dot's in Wahiawa and Just Tacos in Mililani but they are pretty busy too with advertising so we must wait. We just need a few items of interest for the dancers and perhaps a photo of the gang, now and then. Would please everyone all around. But we don't want to bother anyone. When they are ready we will help.

"Hale'iwa Hula" by Amy Hanaialii


Kapolei has some places with Live Music and a little dancing but nothing solid in dancing has been established. The Present Rail Party has been a big stumbling block to Second City status. West Oahu never needed the Rail Disaster and we all know that the Fat Cats in Honolulu are making millions. And they are screwing up business something awful from Pearl City to Aiea and we suspect it is not going to be any easier after it is built, for the entire island.

"For The Good Times" by Kris Kristopherson 

Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good - Life is too short to waste time hating anyone - We don’t have to win every argument. We can agree to disagree - It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it -  When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile - We make peace with our past so it won’t screw up our present - We cannot compare our lives to others. We have no idea what their journey is all about - Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks - Take a deep breath. It calms the mind - Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful - Whatever doesn’t kill us, really does make us stronger. Our good Year continues - Happy Dancing.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Private, Not Public?

The entire live music and dance scene on Oahu is hidden away from our reader/dancers on these blogs. Most of these artists are busy with their own Web sites and trying to advertise using the old fashion methods, newspapers, radio, TV, and even in magazines. Of course, they do work. Not many suspect that many blogs are not asking for money. Many blogs, including ours consider what they do as communication to the reader and not advertising. Therefore, no charge - I know, it is hard to believe in these days where "It's the bread, Fred."

 “The most important kind of freedom is to be what we really are. We often
trade in our reality for a role, we trade in our sense for an act. We soon
realize that it is better just to be oneself."

We have made some connection with Huggo's on the Rocks The younger, wilder sibling of the famous seafood eatery next door. From the Big Island news, this spirited joint is a terrific place to wind down the day and usher in the evening.

I got the photo at right from the Internet without any identification except that it was at Huggo's. Perhaps someone there will email us. Mahalo.

"Warehouse Blues" by Willie K

The Kauai Rhythm Kings 

We keep trying to make contact with Live Music and Dance anywhere in Hawaii. Tough going. Very little on the Kauai Rhythm Kings, and much of what we see is copyrighted so we skip it. We will make contact eventually and share the information with our fellow dancers in Hawaii, specially on Oahu.

"Malama Mau Hawaii" by Amy Hanaialii

Like all our other blogs, we need information contributors. Just small interesting dance items for our reader/dancers. What will be eventually known as Social Media. And we shall dance whenever and wherever we have the opportunity.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Who pays?

So from what I hear, there will be no raising of the minimum wage in Hawaii. Gotta pay for Da Rail Disaster. The property owners had been chosen first but now they are going for the GET. That way the lower incomes will pay more.

"So many people would be able to learn from their mistakes,
if they were not so busy denying them."


The beautiful Industrial Parks may eventually be carefully selected and
scattered into the valleys near the coast around all the neighbor islands.
The residents would really and truly live in Paradise, and work and
play in their own kuleana. And I coulda been home in 20 minutes.


The Bi-Articulated bus, one tenth the cost of the Rail Catastrophe, five times more efficient and we would never have messed up the scenery the way we are dong now. But those crooks lied about Ben and they have been lying all along.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

Goods on Oahu are going to take longer to deliver because of the increase in traffic and the prices will have to go up. Everyone will have to pay more for food and other necessities as well as raise in sales tax to pay for the Rail Mess. The lower incomes have been unanimously selected to pay by Caldwell and the Fat Cats of Honolulu.

The fully automatic and self propelled passenger bus, will arrive on Maui by 2020. Will not be permitted on Oahu. The other neighbor islands?

Fortunately our property owners are rich and can afford the increase in property taxes. Those that have rentals will find it easy to raise the rents. And of course, most entertainment on Oahu pays rent so you can see why the prices on all bars, lounges, night clubs will have to be raised. Even schools are already raising their prices for the use of their cafeteria space. Rapid Transit was not a misnomer, it was a deliberate Lie but there were millions and millions of dollars just for the taking.

"I Will Remember You" by Don Ho

The original estimates, before Caldwell was elected, were at five billion dollars. That is "Billions" of Dollars. Then it quickly went up to six Billion dollars. Cost over runs etc. You know da kine, and now it is at seven billion. And everyone knows that it will go to eight billion by the end of this year. The Fat Cats in the Present Rail Party call this Easy Money. And we all know what it has been all along, It's was the bread, Fred.


The Live Bands will survive but it ain't gonna be easy. We gotta make special efforts to help all our friends in the entertainment business just so we all know why.

Prayer for the day: "Lord, let me have my coffee to help change the things I can change, and a little wine to accept the things I cannot change."

Monday, April 4, 2016

California

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law Monday giving California the nation's highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour by 2022. That and a similar effort in New York mark the most ambitious moves yet to close the national divide between rich and poor. Experts say other states may follow, given Congress' reluctance to act despite entreaties from President Barack Obama. Trump and the Republicans are not going to like that. They are all rich and they want more.

"We cannot afford to raise the minimum wage if we are going
to increase the maximum wage." ~ Donald Trump.


They still don't want to raise the minimum wage in Hawaii. The Fat Cats in Honolulu are dead set against it. Those at the bottom are supposed to pay for everything including the Rail Disaster. I think Hawaii would do very well with a $12 minimum, but we all know Caldwell, Hanabusa and their friends. "Let them eat cake."

We are going to get a little more Aloha in this state yet.