Aloha UFOhana Pilots!
It’s been another busy week of ‘stuff’ so I’m late with the post, again. But we’ve got a great Kanikapila happening at the Elks this Friday. I hear from Joe Tato that we’ve got Huli Huli Chicken and Beef Stir Fry on the menu for that night at a nominal fee. Nothing like a Local Style Ono-licious Kaukau with Local Style OnoOno Kanikapila! Only here at the San Rafael Elks Lodge. We’ll be jamming from 7pm – 10pm. Mahalo Nui to our ‘Ohana at the Elks of San Rafael for hosting us once again. They are the bestest!
Our Saturday Kanikapila will be at the UFO HQ, text me at 4153007804 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need an address. Run time is from 2-4pm. BYOSnack and BYOBeverage, we’ll have water available.
Good news is that Flight Manual Volume 3 (about 300 pages) is done. I’ve locked it up, done some last minute proofing and will start printing up copies for distribution at next week’s Kanikapila(s). Mahalo Nui to Rick C, Sandy B, John K, and all the others for contributing and assisting with this project. We’ve tried to make it as correct as possible but as with all UFOhana Songs, “Strum at your own risk” or “Strum with plenty others”?
Nohea (Linda) is doing much better, she’s saving up her energy in hopes of making this Friday’s Kanikapila and speaking of which, here’s last week’s images. Mahalo to Linda Albion for manning the camera, that’s her handsome groom below . . . I’ll let you guess which one (click collage to access online album).
Btw, for those of you interested in learning how “Down In Mexico” (the sheet I handed out last week) should sound check it these links on YouTube: 1. PG Version and the 2. Not So PG Version The first version is the one by the original band, the Coasters, and the second version is a modern version (which is in the same key as the handout, i.e. you can play along with it). Version 2 is from the movie “Death Proof” starring Kurt Russell and assorted casts . . . a movie of questionable Socially Redeeming Values . . . but fun. Definitely not a “Chick Flick”.
Then is was up, up and away to the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club for our monthly music jam with the Sonomites. An amazing turn out that day, about 100 people, as we ran out of chairs. There was even a special performance of Pixar’s (Someone to) LAVA by the SVUA (Sonoma Valley Ukulele Academy), complete with Keiki Hula. Incredible energy from the Sonoma ‘Ohana that day, what a great way to come back from an extended illness! Below are beautiful images from Brudda Craig of that day. Mahalo Craig for sharing . . .
Now if you missed the fun this time around check out this event at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club coming up in February. We are talking about a fabulous Luau, Luncheon catered by Patrick Landeza, with music by the UFOhana Kapakahi Band, dancing by Hula Mai and then a full blown Grand Theft da’ Kine 2 hour Kanikapila right after! Where else can you get all this, 4 hours of fabulous food, music and dancing, for only $35? Way cheaper than Disneyland but with the same goofy (and lovable) characters . . . and for a great cause too! Buy your tickets now. See below for info.
Then in March we have very cool event coming up in our own back yard . . . Willie K, from Hawaii, is coming March 5th. He’s a fabulous musician and vocalist with a breadth of talent that extends beyond the Hawaiian music genre. He has the best Willie Nelson impersonation I’ve ever heard, or seen, maybe better than Willie Nelson himself (it must have something to do with his name). Actually it’s kind of spooky how good it is. Now as if this wasn’t enough . . . to make things even more exciting . . . are you ready?
The Keiki (current students and alumni) from Lynette Boosey’s Lynwood Elementary Ukulele Academy will be opening and performing with Willie K! In fact, many of the Keiki are about the same age that Willie K started performing at. ISNT’ THAT FABULOUS?!?!?!?!!!!!
Please show your support for our Keiki and Willie K and buy a ticket RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!! Fyi, Susan, Nohea and I be up near the Orchestra Pit. Lets try and congregate . . . if can, can, if no can, no can. Mahalo Nui Loa to Marion B for setting this one up. It’s definitely going to a major Paparazzi Event!
See below for details . . .
Saturday, March 5, 2016 | 8pm
Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium
10 Ave of the Flags
San Rafael, CA 94903-5204
One of Hawaii’s most versatile talents, Willie Kahaiali`i (a.k.a. Willie K) will perform a myriad of musical genres, including Hawaiian, Jazz, Blues, Reggae, Rock, Country Western, and even Opera. He has played with musical giants, such as B.B. King, Santana, Al DiMeola, Willie Nelson, Prince, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Elvin Bishop, Bonnie Rait, Jackson Browne, Mick Fleetwood, George Benson, Jimmy Buffett and more. Raised on Maui, Willie has been entertaining audiences with his music since the age of 10.
Willie will be joined on stage for a special encore presentation with Novato’s Lynwood Elementary School ukulele class. Join us afterwards for a special CD signing.
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Ok, I think that’s enough for now . . . hope to see you all this weekend sometime.
Sweet scents a float in the breeze,
Malama Pono Kakou!
“Yeah, whateva . . . “