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073018: Fri=Campbell Hall, Sat=Maritime Day


Aloha UFOhana,

Is it just me or did we just have one hella whirlwind weekend?

I want to start by saying Mahalo Nui Loa to everyone that participated in Sunday’s Napa Valley Porch Festival.  At the risk of forgetting someone, I like to first say Mahalo to Lee and Miriam Hamilton for opening their beautiful home, their amazing back yard / “Green” Room and hearts to us. To Hula Mai Halau and Kumu, Betty Ann, and Charlotte for sharing all that fabulous Hula. Betty, that impromptu sidewalk “Hula Mound” worked like a charm! To Carolyn for setting us up with the event, the beautiful UFOhana Banner, and providing B&B services to migrant UFOhana members in need.

Click above for photo album

To Lois for the ono-licious breakfast, for helping with Linda’s Booth and sharing your vocal talents with us. To Glen for not showing up for breakfast so I can eat all his Portagee Sausage and Fried Rice. To my Hana Ali’i (Chief Roadie), Wally and all his Roadies (Ralph, Tucker, Barbara, John, Melann, Marty, Pauline, Cindy, Linda A, Gary, Sandra, ad infinitum). Who, with is hui (crew), got us setup in record time (less than 30 minutes) to meet our 3pm start time and also helped with the breakdown of EVERYTHING! To Craig and Nohea for the great photos . To our Bass Commander, Mr. Bailey, for keeping on time, channeling Ray C, and those cool pants! To all of the UFOhana Pilots that showed up, strummed, and poured their Aloha into every song and dance. And of course, to my lovely Nohea for keeping me afloat and on course through all the controlled chaos we call UFOhana Gigs.

Btw, at the end of the gig Lee walked up to me and said, “Del, Last Sunday (28th) in July 2019 I want you guys back here 3p – 5p.” Yikes! Better put that on your calendars folks!

Ok, back to this week’s events. Friday we’re congrating at the Campbell Hall at our usual time of 6:30p – 9pm-ish. BYPotluck, Music Stands and always, BYAloha.

This Saturday we’ll be at the Maritime Day Fundraising Event for Galilee Harbor (did you get that Ted?). We’ll be playing from 11pm to 1pm. BYOChairs, Music Stands, Gig Books, Wind Clips, Hats, Sunscreen, Reef Walkers (for hula dancers, the ground is lumpy), Warm Layered clothes, and anything else I may have forgot to mention . . . see below for details. Mahalo to Donna for inviting  us back once again.

Oh yeah, we did have Kanikapilas last Friday at the UFOHQ and last Saturday at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club (Mahalo to Dorothy and Pat for Hosting). Click here for the Friday UFOHQ Album and here for the Saturday SVWC Kanikapila Album.

That should do it for now, hope you all have a great week and Hui Hou!

fragile melodies,
petals gently drift earthward,
a mele blossoms

Me ke aloha pumehana,

The printer’s out of paper again! . . . Hello?


072518: Fri=UFOHQ, Sat=Sonoma, Sun=PorchFest!


Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana,

We’ve got a busy / fun / exciting weekend coming up, starting with a Friday Kanikapila at the UFOHQ. 7p-10p, BYPotLuck, BYMusicStands, BYCoolAloha to help with da heat! Click here for last week’s Kani Album.

Saturday we’re at the SVWC (Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club) 2p-4p. BYMusicGear (we’re good with chairs) and little $$$ to donate to the SVWC and to purchase some snacks and beverages. Mahalo to the Women of the Valley of the Moon for hosting us once again! Click here for last week’s Saturday Kani photos.

Sunday we’ll be at the July 29th Napa Porchfest. We’re scheduled to perform from 3p – 5p on Lee and Miriam Hamilton’s front . . . . wait for it . . . wait for it . . . PORCH (of course)!

For those of you attending here’s  their address:

Lee and Miriam Hamilton
308 Franklin Street
Napa, CA 94559

And below, a view of The Porch from the street corner. Click image to access last year’s album of the Porch Fest . . .

Carolyn mentioned that last year the food lines at the Trucks were EPIC-LY LONG! So we’re suggesting a BYPotLuck, the Hamilton’s have offered up their beautiful lush backyard as a “Living” Green Room to the UFOhana. Let’s make it a full blown Kanikapila and bring lotsa kaukau for the the BYPL and BYOB!

I’m setting up 3 pop up tents this last year to provide shade in their driveway and a cool space for participants to overflow into (we all won’t fit on the porch), dance, talk story, etc. You may want to BYOChairs as well as BYOMusicGear (Music Stands, Wind Clips, Bottle of Water, etc.). We’ll be working from our UFOhana Gig Book this year, so bring ’em if you got ’em.

I understand that Betty Ann will be bringing a contingent of Hula Mai Dancers as well. Mahalo, Mahalo, Mahalo Betty Ann! Btw, does anybody have carpet runners or lauhala mats we could (possibly) lay out on the sidewalk in front of the porch so the hula dancers don’t burn their feet? Or maybe if you’re dancing, just wear your reef walkers? Next best thing to bare feet. Anyway, thought it might be nice to have the dancers out front this year instead of tucked in the driveway, just thinking out loud here.

Also keep in mind that there’s going be extra traffic from the Raceway this weekend, so adjust your travel time accordingly.


For more info, here’s a link to the Napa PF website :

We’re listed under POP (?), for music type. I guess we’ve moved up from “World” or “Other” or maybe they should have a “Da Kine” classification?

Mahalo Nui Loa to Lee and Miriam Hamilton for inviting us back once again and to Carolyn for all coordinating she’s done to make this possible.

Ok, that should be enough for now. Hope you have a great rest of the week and see you at the end!

breeze softly kisses,
gentle smile across the moon,
shadows of the night.

Nah, l look better in an A-Line, like the spaghetti straps though . . .

Aloha A Hui Hou!


071618: Kanikapila Friday = Elks, Saturday = UFOHQ


Aloha Ahi Ahi Kakou,

We will be Kanikapila-ing at the Elks this Friday, in the Drakes Bar, at our usual time of 7pm-9:30pm-ish. I understand that Joe Tato will be whipping up his usual Ono-licious Dinner for sale to all interested. Menu is as follows; Spring Salad, Roasted Veggie, Saffron Rice Pilaf, Herb Pork Loin and a Dessert. As usual, BYOMusicStand and book lights, a little $$$ for DinDin and Libations from the Bar and of course that legendary UFOloha that you always seem to have extra to share with! Speaking of sharing click here for our Shared Friday Night Album.

Saturday we’ll be back at the UFOHQ for our usual afternoon delight Kanikapila, 2p-4p. BYOSnacks and a Cold Beverage (we’re hoping to have our new Fridge by then, but you never know). Mahalo to Will for making an Ice Run last week and help bring the Degrees down a notch. Mahalo to Carolyn for bringing that great Birthday Cake and Mahalo to Lois for having a Hauoli La Hanau! Click here for those happy images.

Btw, for those of you interested in attending the July 29th Napa Porchfest. We’re scheduled to perform from 3p – 5p on Lee and Miriam Hamiltons front . . . . wait for it . . . PORCH of course! Here’s  their address:

Lee and Miriam Hamilton
308 Franklin Street
Napa, CA 94559

Carolyn has graciously offered to take orders and pickup T-Shirts for the Porchfest on the 29th. If you’re interested, please get your orders in to Carolyn Pendry at ASAP (no later than July 25th) as they ran out last year!

Shirt Details:
$20 each, bring cash please!
Kane (guys) – Fruit of the Loom, med – 3X (true to size) all 100% cotton
Wahine (babes) fitted Sun Girl, cap sleeve, med – 2X (they run on the small side)

Carolyn mentioned that last year the food lines at the Trucks were EPICLY LONG! So we’re suggesting a BYPotLuck, the Hamilton’s has offered up their beautiful lush backyard a “Living Green Room” to the UFOhana. So please do consider participating in the BYPL and BYOB.

I’m setting up 3 pop up tents like last year to provide shade in their drive and a cool space for Hula dancers. You may want to BYOChairs as well as BYOMusicGear (Stands Wind Clips, etc.). We’ll be working from our UFOhana Gig Book this year, so bring ’em if you got ’em.

For more info, here’s a link to the Napa PF website :

We’re listed under POP (?), for music type. I guess we’ve moved up from “World” or “Other” or maybe they should have a “Da Kine” classification?

Mahalo Nui to the Hamiltons for inviting us back once again and to Carolyn for all coordinating she’s done to make this possible. I understand that Betty Ann will be bring a contingent of Hula Mai Dancers as well. Mahalo Betty Ann!

Ok, pau hana time . . . hope to see all this weekend sometime.

so we think we know,
yet forever forgetting,
the days of darkness.

Malama Pono Each Other Everyone!


071018: We’re at UFOHQ this Friday and Saturday


Aloha All,

We’re at the UFOHQ this Friday 7-10PM, BYPotLuck, BYMusicStands and BYSomeAloha to share (of course). We ask that everyone refrain from dining in the Living Room as we’re finding food stains in some weird places. You’re welcome to dine in the Kitchen and the Patio. Mahalo for helping us keep our home . . . a home.

Saturday we’ll be at UFOHQ again, this time 2-4PM, BYOB&S (Beverage & Snacks), Yada, yada . . . oh and don’t forget your Uke!

Please text (do not email) me at 4153007804 to RSVP seats for Friday and / or Saturday.

Below, images from last Friday . . .

Click above for online album

. . . and Saturday Kanikapila . . .

Click above for online album

Btw, just a heads up. We’ve been invited once again to this year’s Napa Valley PorchFest. Stay tuned for details and mahalo to Carolyn for helping arrange the gig.

ghostly melodies,
dance gracefully on the winds,
rhythm of nature.

Malama Pono All,


In time all these memories will be lost, like tears, in rain.


070218: Kanikapila, Friday=Campbell Hall, Saturday=UFOHQ


Aloha UFOhana,

I want to start off by expressing, on behalf of Nohea and I, our sincerest Mahalo Nui Loa to everyone who participated at this year’s Kanikapila at the Marin County Fair. Thanks to all of you and your great spirit of ‘Ohana and Aloha, I’m told, it was our best performance yet.

Ok, well that and maybe all the practice we put in the last few years every Friday and Saturday . . . and maybe Leslie’s Pink and Dolores’ Black Spike Boots, (click the image below to view the online photo album of the event) . . .

Are you ready boots? Sta-a-a-rt walking!

. . . and maybe these cool shirts that Brudda Will made for us helped a little . . .

Na Kane O Pu’uwai – The Men of Heart . . . Mahalo Brudda Will for custom shirts!

. . . actually, I think is was E) All Of The Above.

We came, we strummed, we shared Aloha!

So before all the Sunday excitement, we shared some fun times with our Sonoma Ohana . . .

Click above to access photo album.

. . . and Friday started the whole weekend  . . .

Click above for photo album.

Oh yeah, back to where we’ll be this weekend:

Friday we’re at the Campbell Hall 6:30pm to 9ish. BYPotluck, BYOMusicGear and more Aloha to share. We’re good for chairs. Mahalo Reverend Chip for your hospitality!

Saturday we’ll be at the UFOHQ back at our usual time of 2p -4p. BYOSnacks&Beverage and BYOMusicStand. Please text me (don’t email as I don’t always check emails on weekends) at 4153007804 to RSVP a seat for Saturday.

Ok, I think I’m running out of caffeine . . . hope to see you all this weekend sometime. Happy Fourth to us all!

cool winds from the west,
a soft moist veil of  moisture,
sun yields to the clouds.


Hey, have you seen my catnip?




062618: We’re at UFOHQ = Friday, Sonoma = Saturday, Sunday = County Fair!


Aloha UFOhana,

Ok, I know I left the blog here somewhere . . .

Another busy, but fun, weekend on the horizon for us. Beginning with our usual Friday Night Kanikapila at the UFOHQ. 7 – 10pm, BYPotLuck, BYMusicStands, BYAllForOne&StrumForAll Attitude. We’ll be “practicing” the songs for the County Fair, though it’s really nothing new for anyone.

Saturday is our monthly Kanikapila at the Sonoma Valley Women’s Club. See below for details . . .

THIS SUNDAY: July 1st,  we are at the County Fair! Woohooo! Again, we’re performing at the 3 Twins Solar Stage, 2 -2:45PM. Bring a music stand, your Ukulele, Sun Gear (it’s going to be a scorcher!), and stay HYDRATED! I will be providing Flight Manuals for both the Ukulele Pilots and the audience. Speaking of which, we can use some ‘Ukulele Plants/Ringers/Players’ out in the audience driving everyone into an writhing mass of Ukulele Frenzy! Or, just help pass out some Flight Manuals? Please come see me if you’re interested on Fair Day.

STAGE CALL TIME: Be sure to be at the Stage no later than 1:30PM. We’ve only got 45 minutes, which includes setup time, so I want everyone’s music stand all setup, and your Ukulele at the ready to maximize our PLAY/FLIGHT TIME. All cases and non-essential gear should be stowed in the overhead bins . . . uh, make that the back stage wall instead. I’m thinking we may have three rows, with space up front for Dancers. Space will be limited so please share your stand and Flight Manual with a co-pilot.  Please be kind to your vertically challenged co-pilots and allow them stand in front if you’re one of the vertically gifted. Please note, I’ve reserved the front row for our core band and our Keiki.

AS MARION SAID REMEMBER TO LOOK UP EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE AND MAKE CONTACT WITH AN AUDIENCE MEMBER or at least look like you’re having fun? Remember it may a single performance for us, but an eternity on YouTube, best to “Look Maavalouus!”

PARKING: As Marion explained at last week’s Friday Kanikapila, FREE parking for the Fair is available at 1600 Los Gamos Driven and a Round Trip Inter-island Shuttle service to the fair is available for only $2! See Map below, or you can take your chances in the parking lot around the Civic Center for $20.

. . . here’s one of the Shuttle Services below . . . NOT! It’s the new Gig Plane for UFOhana. . . NOT! It’s actually the 1st plane Nohea served on as a flight attendant . . . NOT! Well she did work for TWA . . . TRUE DAT!  Ah, bub-bye . . .

Btw, if you haven’t already, please remember to thank Marion for making this our 8th (?) year of performing at the Fair. It’s been one incredible FUN ride, Mahalo Nui Loa Marion!

bright lunar shadows,
silver orb challenges dark,
chasing forever.

Okidoki that’s about it for me . . . time for moemoe . . . yawn.

Aloha A Hui Hou,

You know, it’s almost 8. I don’t see any Kibbles around here, have you fed your cat yet?


062018: Friday Kanikapila at UFOHQ , No Saturday Kanikapila


Aloha All,

We’ll be at the UFOHQ this Friday at our usual time of 7p – 10p, BYKauKau (Pot Luck), BYOMusicStands, BYOB (You Know the Bev word), and BYAloha (of course). Text me at 4153007804 to RSVP.

Sorry, but NO Saturday Kanikapila this week . . . got work. But I am needing some help with putting together a small group to greet the new Deacon at Rev. Chips parish. We’ll be there from 4 to around 5pm this Sunday. Text me if you’d like to participate. Mahalo.

So as some of you are wondering . . . the answer is Yes, we have been invited to perform at the County Fair this year once again. Please thank Marion for making this possible. We are scheduled to perform July 1, 2pm – 2:45pm on the newly re-designed 3 Twins Stage. Please email me ASAP at if you will participating. Tickets are limited.

See pictures below the new stage:

Marion and Crew has “Feng Shui’d” the stage by adding extra audience space, re-oriented the stage to face east, allowing for more wind flow and positioned the backstage entry for easy access. Looks a perfect Hangar for incoming Ukulele Pilots! I know Amelia would approve.

Also, they’ve opened up the 1600 Los Gamos Drive parking lot for and provided a shuttle for $2 (round trip)  Fair Go-ers. Click below for map of 1600 . . .

Very Cool! Mahalo Marion!

Sure beats walking . . .

. . . or not . . .

image of distress,
memories of a dark past,
what have we become?

Malama Pono Ka Kou,

Hey! Watch that hand back there!


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


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?

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

Aloha A Hui Hou,

Jake in a Bubble



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


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 . . .

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

Aloha A Hui Hou!


Hey baby, need a date?


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


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!

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

Aloha A Hui Hou!