Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Live Music in the Outskirts

Gradually it is coming to be. Tacos and More in Waianae had dancing at one time but not enough dancers interested. But of course they were limited in their advertising and they had no knowledge of our blogs. Now it is live music but only for listeners which is still good. Then more residents in West Oahu are realizing that Rapid Transit was not a misnomer, it was a deliberate lie. They are realizing it may be better attending closer by. Most people attending these new places will be residents of West Oahu. They just don't have go to town, too much humbug.

"The journey between what we once were and what we are now
becoming is where the dance of life really takes place."

Tacos and More in Waianae
I suppose it will be listener music first with perhaps more singles with a guitar. Tough, pianos are hard to carry. This is already starting on the Waianae Coast and the North Shore. Many will not be well known in the beginning but they will rapidly attain celebrity status.

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

Then somewhere along the line, there may be the introduction of the first Mariachi group in some Latin restaurant on the Waianae Coast or the North Shore. Start with two guitars and a back up computer sound. Later they could add a violin and the Mariachi sound would definitely be there. Then add a trumpet and that would clinch it, you would have dance music. Little known is the fact that Mariachis can play some of the best Rumba Boleros in existence. Not to mention some of the best Latin Waltzes that have ever been danced to in the entire World.

"El Reloj" por Luis Miguel

Once they have a good size dance floor the local bars can get small bands and there are plenty of dancers now and they would get more. Cholos Homestyle Mexican on the North Shore had Salsa dancing but we don't know if they still have it. Anyone can let us know and we will print it.

"Señor Bolero" by José Feliciano

Of course, the Central Valley is developing very nicely. Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club has done a terrific job in teaching the basics of social dancing to the residents. They have many good dancers at present and they make more every day. There has to be overflow to the rest of Central Valley. There is Dot's in Wahiawa, with a nice mix of good dance music with a live band. And Just Tacos in Mililani with Salsa dancing and a DJ. More coming? You'd better believe it.

"Dancers know that they could give up wine drinking, but they are not quitters."