061318: We’re at the Elks this Friday and UFOHQ Saturday

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Aloha Ahi Ahi Kakou,

♦FRIDAY MENU UPDATE: Island Style Dinner for $15♦

We’re at the San Rafael Elks Lodge this Friday 7p -9pm-ish. Dinner is usually served at 6:30pm-ish. As usual, we’ll be playing in the Drakes Bar. Mahalo Nui to the Elks for adjusting our Kanikapila date, to Mike for opening the bar to us and congratulations to the Warriors! Maika’i!

Click below for last Friday Night images:

Saturday we’ll be strumming at the UFOHQ, 2p-4p. BYOB&S (Beverages and Snacks) if you want. Text me at 4153007804 if you need to RSVP a seat and/or need directions to the UFOHQ.

A sincere Mahalo Nui Loa to the Ukulele Pilots who braved the crowds and traffic to participate in the Fairfax Fair this last Saturday. It was such an honor and pleasure to play with you all. Btw, if anybody has photos they’re willing to share of that day please send it my way.

♦Special Kanikapila Alert♦

Our Bass Commander, Sandy, is sending out an invitation to all UFOhana Pilots interested in participating in an Island Theme Kanikapila for the Kupuna (our elders) at the Corte Madera Aegis House on June 19th, 4p – 5p. Bring your Gig Book and Music Gear, you know Stands, wind clamps, Ukulele?

UkEkU
and all that we know,
and all that we remember,
and that’s all there is.

Aloha A Hui Hou,
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

Jake in a Bubble

:EOT

 

060518: We’re at UFOHQ this Friday and Fairfax on Saturday

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Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana,

We’ve had a change in venue this Friday due to the Big Game. We’ll be gathering at the UFOHQ instead of the Elks Lodge. RSVP via text at 4153007804 if you need a chair. Usual run time of 7p-10p, BYPotluck, BYGear(Music Stands) and any extra Aloha you might have at the end of week to spread around.

We’ll be back at the Elks next week Friday the 15th. Mahalo nui to the Elks for allowing us to switch dates.

Click here for images from last Friday’s Kanikapila at Campbell hall. Mahalo Reverend Chip for hosting us once again. Hope all is well with you and your ‘Ohana.

Saturday we will be performing at the 41st Annual Fairfax Fair (& Ecofest), Redwood Stage, 12p – 1:15p. Please be there no later than 11:30a, bring water, sunscreen, a chair, music stands, wind clips, our UFOhana GigBook and be prepared to stand off stage.  See below for Fair details . . .

Click map above for larger image

For those of you who missed it, click here for images from last Saturday’s Kanikapila and for you Levee Walk fans click the dancing grasses below for new images . . .

UkEkU
wait impatiently,
when it comes we wish it gone,
the thing we call time . . .

Aloha A Hui Hou!

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

Hey baby, need a date?

:EOT

053018: 1st Friday = Campbell Hall, Saturday = UFOHQ

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Aloooooha UFOhaaaana!

Can you believe it? We’re already in June! Which means we’ll be congregating at the Campbell Hall in Sausalito, 6:30pm to 9:ish. BYPotLuck, BYOMusicStand&BookLights, and remember, don’t Bb C#! Sorry about that too much coffee tonight. As always, Mahalo Nui to Reverend Chip and his Congregation for their hospitality and welcoming Aloha spirit. We’re so blessed to have an ‘Ohana in Sausalito!

Click here for last week Friday’s images . . .

This Saturday we’re gathering at the UFOHQ. 2-4pm. BYOB&S (Bevs and Snackees if you need). Please RSVP a seat via Text to 4153007804 if you will be attending.

Last week Saturday was Sonoma Valley Women’s Club Kanikapila. What a great time that was! Mahalo to Linda and Craig photographing the event. Click here to view those images. Mahalo to all UFOhana Pilots that attended and shared their Aloha with our Sonoma ‘Ohana!

Btw, next week Saturday, June 9th, in lieu of Saturday Kanikapila, we’ve been asked performing at the Fairfax Fair, Redwood Stage 12pm-1:15pm. BYOGear, BYOGigBook, BYOSunProtection, BYOChair (as we won’t all fit on that little stage), BYAlohaNuiLoa to share with the Fairfaxians. I should have a set list prior to the event . . . should have . . . Traffic and parking is always a challenge so plan accordingly. Be there no later than 11:30am.

For those of you interested, click here for Where’s Linda Walking Tonight images. Kwak! Kwak! Honk!

UkEkU
a lone sentinel,
balancing against the wind,
a twig his castle.

Aloha A Hui Hou!

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

:EOT

052218: Kanikapila Locations for Friday = UFOHQ for Saturday = SVWC

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Aloha UFOhana,

Just a quick one before I dash off . . .

We’ll be at the UFOHQ this Friday, 7p-10p, BYPotLuck, BYOMusicStands and BYEA (Extra Aloha). Mahalo to all that attended last Friday, images here, and shared all that wonderful food and UFOhana Kine Aloha. If you need a seat this Friday, please RSVP by texting me at 4153007804. Mahalo.

Saturday we’ll be with our Sonoma ‘Ohana at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club. 2p-4p, BYOGear (chairs provided) and BYO$5.00 to donate to the Woman’s Club. Mahalo to Betty Ann, Hula Mai and The SVWC for hosting us once again. Click here for last Saturday’s Kanikapila. Mahalo to Pauline and Nohea for providing the Royals Accoutrement.

Btw, we’ve been invited to perform at the Fairfax Fair, June 9th, 12p-1:15. BYOGear, BYOSunScreen, BYOGigBook. More to come!

Uke-Ku
Lives interconnect,
A ripple in still waters,
Hearts beating in time.

-=SqL+The Duchess of Santa Venetia+Jake=-

:EOT

051318: It’s UFOHQ Kanikapila Week!

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Aloha Everyone,

It’s that time of the month All! We’ll be congregating at the UFOHQ this Friday (7p-10p), BYPL (Pot Luck), BYOMusicStands, BYAloha as always. Mahalo to Joe and the Elk-ders for hosting us last Friday and for that delicious Dinner!

Saturday we’ll be at the UFOHQ again, 2-4pm, BYOB&Snacks and any left over Aloha you might have from Friday.

From Nohea and myself, Mahalo Nui Loa to all of you that attends our Kanikapilas and share all your Aloha with us and your ‘Ohana. We are so blessed. By the way, please text me at 4153007804 to RSVP a seat.

Click the collage below for Friday Images. Mahalo to Steve and Linda for the great photos!

Saturday we celebrated 3 Birthdays, Pauline, Marion and Ralph! Mahalo to Sandy for providing that delicious cake! I know Adin loved it, there’s a photo online of him doing quadruple strums after eating “some”!

Ukulele Player by day . . . Pilipino Gardner by . . . so here I am all suited up to trim the lawn/weeds, only thing missing was my white hazmat bunny suit!

Del with his “Mow Joe” electric mower…
Did you get my good side?

UkEkU
endless horizons,
memories drift in the winds,
leaves dance to a song.

Have a great week everyone!

Aloha A Hui Hou,

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

Ok Everybody! This way to the litter box!

:EOT

 

050818: We’re @ The Lodge (Fri) and UFOHQ (Sat) . . .

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Aloha UFOhana,

We’re coming up on the second Friday of the month this week which means we’ll be Kanikapila-ing at the Elks Lodge (1108) in San Rafael this Friday. Dinner will be offered for a nominal fee, Brudda Joe Tato is going with a Local-Kine Island menu. Hulihuli Chicken, Joe’s Pork Adobo, Veggie Stir Fry (some tofu on the side for vegetarians) and Butter Mochi for Dessert. Dinner 6:30-ish, Kanikapila 7pmish to 9:30pmish. Mahalo to Joe and the Elk-ders for their hospitality!

Mahalo Nui to Reverend Chip for hosting us last Friday. It was great to be back in the Campbell Hall. Always such an inspiration to be among all the beautiful Redwood, Stained Glass and our ‘Ohana. Click Here for Friday Photo Album.

This Saturday we’ll be at the UFOHQ, 2p-4p, BYOB&S (Bevs and Snackees). Please RSVP via text to 4153007804 if you need a seat. Mahalo to those that participated last week and made it such a warm intimate event. Mahalo to Lynnette for introducing her student, Aiden and his Tutu Judy, to the ‘Ohana. Click Here for Saturday Photos.

Click this Link to see where Nohea’s walking now and this link if you like Ducks.


Click above to see what Del sees 8 hours a day Mon – Fri . . .

UkEkU
A billowing spire,
Bisects a bright azure sky,
Fading mark of man.

Spok-U-Bom-Bye!

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

Look into my eyes . . . you want to buy . . . buy . . . buy clothes . . .

:EOT

050318: We’re @ Campbell this Friday and @ UFOHQ this Saturday

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Aloha UFOhana,

Can you believe we’re already in May? Which means we’ll be gathering at the beautiful Campbell Hall this Friday, 6:30 – 9ish, BYPL (Pot Luck), BYMusicStand&Lights, and of course BYALOHA! Mahalo to Rev. Chip for keeping the doors open for us. I understand he’s traveling home from yet another trip this evening after surviving that harrowing flood on Kaua’i. Safe journey Chip!

Saturday Kanikapila will be held at UFOHQ, 2p-4p, BYOB&S (Beverages and Snacks if you like) and any left over Aloha from Friday night! Text me at 4153007804 if you want to RSVP a seat for Saturday.

Last week was a busy one for us and here are the images, starting with Friday Kani, Saturday Kani at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club and the Sundy Canoe Season Kick off for He’e Nalu! Mahalo to our He’e Nalu ‘Ohana for allowing us to share in the event and best of luck in this upcoming season! Imua!

Click above for Friday photos and below for Saturday’s

Click above for He’e Nalu Canoe Season Kick Off.  Click below for a relaxing walk . . .

UkEkU
grass oceans swaying,
silent breeze speaks to no one,
feathered wind surfers.

A Hui Hou Ka Kou!

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

“MEOW-LOOOOOOHA!”

:EOT

 

042518: UFOHQ this Friday & Sonoma Saturday & 101 Sports Sunday

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Aloha All,

Hope you all enjoyed the wonderful weather last week and it looks this week is going to be a beautiful repeat of the last.

Yes we do have a 3-fer Kanikapila this Weekend! Read on for the details.

So this Friday we’re gathering back at UFOHQ at our usual time of 7p-10p. BYOPL (Pot Luck), BYOGear (Music Stands), and BITM (Be In The Moment). Text, do not email, me at 4153007804 to RSVP a seat as I don’t read emails once I get home on Fridays, I’m usually busy cleaning and setting up the UFO Hangar.

Click below for images from last Friday’s Kanikapila.

Saturday we’ll be Kanikapila-ing with our Sonoma Ohana at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club. BYOGear (music stands), BY$5Donation to the Club, and lots of extra Aloha to share with our Sonoma Bruddas and Sistas! Click below for Saturday’s images.

Sunday we’ve been invited to participate in He’e Nalu’s Canoe Season Kick Off. 11a – 1p. We’ll be gathering at 101 Surf Sports in San Rafael. Bring a Potluck to share with He’e Nalu’s Ohana, bring your Gig Book and Music Gear.  Though there won’t be a formal canoe blessing this year, we will make up for it in Kanikapila time! Hope to see you  there . . . Mahalo to Nicole Sholly for including us in this fun event!

Click the photo below to access the 101 Sports website.

This was ‘us’ last year . . .

. . . and for those of you that missed the article(s) about Sandy in this past Pacific Sun, click below . . .

. . . then there’s this from Don. Taken at a Navajo Nation Grocery Store . . . I never realised there was so many flavors! Decisions, decisions . . . Mahalo Don!

OMG!

UkEkU
Time is a contruct,
Music, artful form of time,
Hula adds the life.

Aloha A Hui Hou!

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

What cats really dream of . . . along with having opposable thumbs.

:EOT

041818: We’re at the UFOHQ this Friday & Saturday!

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Aloha Ahi Ahi Ka Kou,

Hope you’re all recovering the the dreaded Inkumus-Taxitis syndrome. Just barely made the deadline this year due to IRS server crashes, thankfully Nohea rescued me from another round of late fees. I was thinking the crashes were probably the Russki’s stealing our info . . . again! If only they would pay my bills too . . . oh well, one more year’s club membership paid to Trumpland.

So this Friday we get to cruise at the UFOHQ. Meeting at our usual time of 7pm-10pm, BYOPotLuck  for ʻAina ahiahi (Dinner), BYOMusicGear, and BYExtraAloha ‘cuz we can all use some right now!

Especially Kaua’i, yes that is Bison on the beach, a survivor of the big storm that blew through the islands, damaging homes, closing down roads, etc. Last time Iniki blew through it was Chickens that got set free! What’s next?

Click the image to view the news article . . .

Home, Home on da beach, where the Bison and Chicken play?

After seeing all the destruction one has to ask, “Where is the Federal Government?” Oh yeah, Hawaii’s a Sanctuary State . . .  anyway, it seems the Aloha Spirit has kicked in and total strangers are lending their Kōkua, please send your good thoughts and mana out their way . . .

Saturday we are also gathering at the UFOHQ, 2p-4p. BYOB&S (Beverage & Snacks), BYOGear, etc.

Please text me at 4153007804 to RSVP or for directions to the UFOHQ.

Mahalo to all that made last week’s Saturday Kanikapila such a fun one. I believe it was the Bestest Mista Sancho Lee role playing yet. Melann played a VERY convincing Ms. Momi Lomi Lomi, definitely “Got Pleaty Experience!”

We even had Mista Elvis Kamakawiwo’ole Bailey pay us a visit . . . “ova da Rainbow, there’s fried peanut butta papaya sandwiches . . . Some wea!”

Click above for album . . . Mahalo, Mahalo very muuuch!

UkEkU
the last cord is cut,
drifting onward to the light,
an ocean of thoughts . . .

K’Den,
we spok-u-bam-bye!

-=SqL+Nohea+JakeMu=-

Image result for funny tuxedo cat

:EOT

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