111418: Friday=UFOHQ, Saturday=Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club


Aloha Ahi Ahi Kakou!

Brrrrrrrrr! Cough! Cough! I hope you’re all doing well through all this cold and smoke. Please send your Alohas and good Mana out to all the survivors of the horrendous fires that’s ravaging our State. Let’s pray that our first responders and firefighters come home safely from their battle with the flames.

As you may already know, we’ll be at the UFOHQ this Friday, I’ve installed some FPR10 (Smoke inhibiting) Air Filters in our UFOHQ windows to help provide a smoke free environment while we Kanikapila the night away. That’s two in the windows behind Mike and Tracy in the photo below . . .

We’re running the Friday Kanikapila 7p-10p, Potluck, BYOBeverage, BYOMusicStands, BYAloha, I’m sure you already know the routine. TEXT me at 4153007804 if you’ll be joining us, remember if you email me, I probably won’t get it. But no worries we can always make room and we always have plenty of  chairs!

Mahalo Nui Loa to the Elks for hosting us last Friday and to Joe and his Kitchen Krew for the wonderful Kaukau! Mahalo to all that attended and made it such an up beat, energetic night! Nothing like two cups of coffee before a gig to get things going! Nectar of the A.D.D. Gods. I hear our guests from New York were thoroughly entertained and /or humiliated or some of all of the above?

Click below for online album . . .

Since Thanksgiving falls so close to our usual Fourth Saturday in Sonoma, we’ve decided to move it up to this Saturday the 17th. This way our Sonoma ‘Ohana can spend some quality time with their own.

We’ll be there 2p-4p, BYOGear (Music Stands), BYS$$$ to donate to the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club and BAS (Bring  Any Snacks) you’d like to share with our Sonoma ‘Ohana.

Last Saturday we gathered at the UFOHQ, a small but very lively group, sort of a “Smokey” Cabaret “atmosphere”. Click below for online album . . .

A Mid-day Night falls,
Ashen specks of lives adrift,
Foreboding winds moan.

Take care everyone, keep those N95s on!

Aloha A hui hou,


Jake’s on vacation we’re filling in . . .


110718: Friday=Elks Lodge, Saturday=UFOHQ


Aloha Ka Kou,

Can you believe it’s the 2nd week of November already? Which means we’ll be at the Elks this Friday, 6:30pmish (for those that want to partake in the Ono-licious Dinner) to 9:pmish. BYOGear (book lights and music stands) and BYAloha to share with our Elks ‘Ohana. Mahalo to the Elkders for being such gracious hosts.

Last week Rev. Chip hosted us at Campbell Hall and what a great turnout that was. We even celebrated some Birthdays! Mahalo to Gary for the fabulous Chocolate Cake. Mahalo to Fada Chip for opening his Hale, for sharing his beautiful voice and Aloha with us.

Click below for images from last Friday.

This Saturday we’re back at the UFOHQ. 2-4pm, BYOMusicStands (as we often run out of music stands), BYOBS (Beverages and Snacks), always BYAloha. Text me at 4153007804 if you wish to RSVP a seat. Click below for images of last week’s Kanikapila.

For those of you who missed it, click image below for one last look at all the great Halloween Decorations that Nohea outfitted the UFOHQ with.

Don’t forget to watch the videos! It’ll HAUNT you!

Btw, one of UFOhana Keiki is in need of our support.

Madison is still accepting donations to her Band’s upcoming  Europe Trip. Please check it out below……

From Madison:

Aloha All,

Mahalo for your support in advanced our project!

Click here to support Marin Youth Symphony Orchestra Tour organized by Madison Sneath

I also made a YouTube video of me playing my audition piece on Saturday so anyone who wasn’t there can listen to me play: Madison Sneath Playing Fantasy by Francis Thomé

I also have all of my concert dates already so all of you guys can mark your calendars extra early to hear what you’re helping me do :)All of our concerts are held in the James Dunn Theater at the College of Marin in Kentfield.

December 2nd is our Winter Concert from 7-9.
May 5th is our Spring Concert from 7-9.
June 19th is a concert put on the day before we go off to Europe from 7-9.

This means so much to me, thank you for helping me spread the word and for all the support you’ve given me through the years! See you next Time! 🙂

…….. please donate whatever you can to help with our Keiki’s Musical Development. Mahalo Nui Loa!

I have some sad news from our Hawaiian ‘Ohana in the Bay Area. Tennyson Lum, leader of one of the Bay Area’s Premiere Hawaiian Bands Ka Ehu Kai, suddenly passed away this past Saturday. I believe he was only 58 . . .

I had the pleasure of managing Ka Ehu Kai for sometime and became good friends with “Tenn”. He was an extremely talented song writer, singer, Ukulele Player, Drummer (Tahitian and R&R), Hula Choreographer and a good friend.  I consider him a major influence in my taking up the Ukulele and the forming the UFOhana. We had the good fortune of he and his band attend one of our UFOhana Kanikapila a while back. What a night that was,  we played music all night long, I don’t think we got to bed until after 2 AM . . .

Mahalo Tenn for all the Aloha and Mele you shared with us.

Our sincerest Aloha Pumehana to his wife Ofelia and his daughter Tenise, his sister Deanie.

Click the image below for a short video homage of my time with Tennyson and Ka Ehu Kai . . .

Click here for an album of my good times with Tenn and Ka Ehu Kai

suddenly a loss,
a void of sadness remains,
where have they all gone?

Malama Pono Ka Kou,