013118: We’re At UFOHQ this Friday and Saturday


Aloha Ahi Ahi Kakou,

We’ve decided to give both our backs a break this week and hold Friday and Saturday Kanikapila at UFOHQ. Nohea’s recovering from an procedure on her sacroiliac and I’m just . . . recovering . . . anyway. This Friday we’ll be meeting at our usual time 7pm -10pm, BYPL (Pot Luck), BYOMS (Music Stands) and always, a little extra Aloha to go around.

Mahalo to Brudda Joe Tato, Mike, the other Elk-ders and Linda A for preparing that great dinner last Friday at the Elks. PIKOhana donated a bass guitar and two amps to Lynwood Elementary that night . . . Click here for images from that night. Mahalo to all the PIKOhana donors that made it the donation possible.

Last Saturday we were off to the Sonoma Valley Womans Club for our first Kanikapila of the year there. Mahalo nui loa the SVWC for hosting us and what a great start it was for us. Click here for photos. Mahalo to Craig and Linda for the great photos.

This Saturday’s Kanikapila will also be at the UFOHQ, 2p-4p, BYOBS(Beverage and Snacks) and you know . . . . that “A” stuff again.

Also, if you want to RSVP a seat for either days, text me with your first and last name at 415-300-7804.

Ok, so I think we’re all caught up for now. Hope to see you folks this weekend sometime!

We see with our eyes,
And we can touch with our hands,
But feel with our hearts.

Aloha A Hui Hou,



012418: Friday @ Elks and Saturday @ Sonoma . . .


Aloha All,

Yes, we’re at the Elks again for the second time this month! Mahalo to Tad, Joe and the other Elk-ders for hosting us once again. Usual play time of 7-9:30 pm-ish. Dinner, usually around 6:30 pm. I understand that Moroccan Stew and Herb Crusted Pork Loin is on the menu this time around for $15. Not sure if you have to RSVP but you might want to call the San Rafael Elks at (415) 453-1108 just to be sure. Click here for images from Donna’s Birthday Kanikapila last week.

Saturday we’re having our fist Sonoma Kanikapila of the year at the Sonoma Valley Womans Club House at our usual run time of 2p – 4p. Mahalo to the SVWCs for hosting us! It’ll be nice to see our Sonoma Ohana after all this time. Click here for picture album from last Saturday’s Kanikapila.

Some sad news from an Ohana member. Please send your Alohas and good Mana to John Bowman who recently lost his son to an illness. On behalf of Nohea and myself . . . me ke aloha pumehana to the Bowmans.

silently drifting,
sailing the waters of life.
azure skies smile down.

Aloha A Hui Hou,

Waiting for the Australian Open


011618: We’re at UFOHQ this Fri and Sat . . .


Aloha All,

Thought I’d get a jump on the blog this week so here it is . . .

Hope you’re all staying healthy, or if not, on your way to getting well. I understand there’s a new strain of Flu going around (again). Keep washing those hands, maybe a mask might help? Anyway, I hope the season’s almost done.

So this Friday, we’re at UFOHQ, 7-10pm. BYKauKua (aka Potluck), BYOMusicStands (we got lots-o-chairs), RSVP text at 415-300-7804  by 5pm Friday, if you want me to save you one (be sure to tell me who you are).

Saturday, it’s rinse, soap, wash and repeat. Except we’re meeting 2-4pm. BYOB&S (Beverages and Snacks), RSVP text at 415-300-7804  by 12pm Saturday, if you want me to save you a seat (be sure to tell me who you are).

So guess who performed at Carnegie Hall this past week?

Man! That is one huge stage!

Halau and Band

Maika’i Nui Loa to Kumu Lisa Saunders and her Halau members, Lila and ?, Sandy and Maggie. Sorry, I’m not sure who the pianist is, I think Sandy mentioned he played for the Cazimero Brothers when they performed there.

Back to last week, Mahalo Nui to Brudda Joe, Tad and their Kitchen Krew for all the great food and Aloha they share with us last week. Click below for photo album . . .

Saturday we had some old friends visit us, Lydia and Paul.

A Chamber of Dreams,
Pinnacles of a lifetime,
Angels in the air.

We live in times that never cease to amaze me . . .

Aloha Pumehana,

What Geek-Cats dream of . . .


011118: We’re at the Elks this Friday!


Aloha All,

Sorry for the late posting, been busy with pre-flood control, putting away the Holiday Animals, re-arranging the garage, etc.

So it’s the second Friday of the New Year which means  we’re scheduled at the Elks this Friday. Start time around 7pm, dinner (pork riblets, chicken . . . )at 6:30p, end time around 9:30pm-ish. Mahalo to the Elks-ders for hosting us once again.

Click here for last Friday’s Kanikapila images at Campbell Hall.

Saturday we’ll be at the UFOHQ 2-4pm. BYOSnakNBev (if you want). Click here for last Saturday’s Kanikapila Photos.

Let’s all wish Sandy and Marion a safe trip and hoping for a great performance for Sandy and Kumu Pua at Carnegie Hall, Maika’i Sandy and Kumu Pua!

Ok, time to get back into the garage!

Aloha Nui Loa,



010118: Campbell Hall Kanikapila this Friday . . .


Hauoli Maka Hiki Hou Ka Kou!

Hope you all had a great time greeting the New Year. Here’s hoping to a better one then last . . . yes, I know . . .  but, we can hope . . .

What better way to start off the New Year than a Kanikapila at the Campbell Hall in Sausalito? Mahalo Nui Loa to Rev. Chip and his congregation for opening their doors to the UFOhana once again. We will be meeting at our usual time of 6:30 pm running till 9ish. BYPotLuck, BYBeverage, BYOGear (music stands and book lights) and BYAloha.

Speaking of New Year, here are images of last Friday’s B & W Night Kanikapila. Click below for album access.

Mahalo to all that participated and “dressed up” for this fun event!

This Saturday’s Kanikapila will be held as the UFOHQ. Here are images from last week’s Kanikapila . . .

And as is if that wasn’t enough . . . here are images from our Gig at the California Academy of Sciences on January 1st.

Mahalo Nui to all that participated (especially to my volunteer stage hands, Melann, Ted, Tony, and Wikio) and to Nicolette, of the CAS, for inviting us and for making us feel so at home. Also, Mahalo to Lynnette for bringing her haumana (students), new and past, always a treat and joy having the Keiki playing with the UFOhana.

haunting melodies,
a circle of birds above,
i remember when.

Have a great week everyone! See you soon . . .