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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 . . .



122717: Hauoli Maka Hiki Hou Night at the UFOHQ!


Aloha everyone,

Hang in there everyone, we’re almost through the Holidays. One more night and afternoon of festivities at the UFOHQ this Friday and Saturday and we’re good for the year!

Friday is our New Year’s Eve of the Eve of the Eve (?) party. So we’re thinking how about a Black and White “Hawaiian Style” Dress up Theme? Hmmm, I wonder if they make Tuxedo Aloha Shirts?

Friday is at the UFOHQ at our usual run time of 7p-10p. Fancy Kind Potluck (though it’s always been pretty fancy with this group), BYOMusicStands, and BMAloha (BringMoreAloha). Btw, if you want to reserve a chair just text me at 415-300-7804, please be sure to include your First and Last Name in the text, just so I don’t make a mistake with your Name Placard. Please gives is us time to setup, and avoid showing up earlier than 6:45 pm. It makes things a little more frantic with extra people around while I’m setting up. Mahalo.

We’ll have our usual Saturday Kanikapila, 2p -4p, BYOSnacks&Bev. Again RSVP if you want me to save a seat for you.

Click below for albums of last week’s events.

Here’s Friday’s Ugly Sweater and or Favorite PJs NIght. Mahalo to all that were such good sports and wore their fancy gear and setup(s). There were so many creative outfits that we may need to start a Contest!

Then there was Saturday’s Kanikapila, not as crazy but just as spirited.

Btw, for those of you interested in performing at the California Academy of Sciences, January 1st. We have two sets 12pm and 2pm. We’ll be performing from our GIG BOOK so please bring that, your music stands and Ukulele. Please email me ASAP at or text me at 415-300-7804. I misplaced my list and they are asking for a roster this year. Space is limited and I need a list by Friday.  So first come first strum…

Heartbeats, songs, and strums,
Hula carving graceful lines,
Time marked in laughter.

Mahalo Nui Loa Ka Kou!

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake Bond=-


121817: Ugly Christmas Sweater & Or Favorite Pajama Night @ UFOHQ this Friday!


Aloha Ahi Ahi All,

It’s that time of the year where you can dust off or maybe vacuum off that Sweater only Christmas Fans could love. If you don’t happen to have one, maybe you have a favorite warm and comfy Christmas Jammy that you can wear to UFOHQ’s ANNUAL UCS and or FPJN! I’m sure you know what the acronyms stand for . . .

We’ll be congregating at the UFOHQ. Our run time is 7p-10p, BYPotLuck (healthy comfort food, or whatevers . . ), BYMusicStands, BYHS&A (Holiday Spirit and that A-word thing . . . again). We encourage you to bring your family and friends on this special joyous night.

Below, images from last Friday. Click collage for album . . .

This Saturday we’ll be meeting once again at the UFOHQ at our usual time, 2p-4p and you’re welcome to wear your UCS and or FPJ as well. Feel free to bring Snacks or Beverages if you’re up to it . . .

Last week we had Bill join us as Bass Commander. Mahalo Bill for lending us a hand! Click below for album access.

On a serious note . . . let’s all send some healing thoughts and our Aloha to Ralph, Lynnette’s Mom,  Toni, Katherine and Lopaka. Who are recovering from health issues, we hope you all feel better soon. . . Malama Pono.

Whispers on the winds,
Ancient songs carried on high,
Recalling worlds past . . .

Happy Ho Ho Everyone. Hope to see you this Friday and or Saturday!

A Hui Hou,


121317: We’re at UFOHQ this Friday and Saturday


Aloha Ahi Ahi Kakou,

We’ll be gathering at the UFOHQ this Friday. 7p-10p, BYKauKau (Pot Luck), BYOMS (Music Stands), BYOWHS (Warm House Slippas) and any extra Warm Aloha you may have to share with your ‘Ohana. If you don’t know where the UFOHQ is text me at 415-300-7804 or Email me at Click below for images from last Friday’s Kanikapila at the Elks. Mahalo to the Elks for hosting us one again to to Joe for the Great Dinner!

Saturday will also be at the UFOHQ at it’s usual time of 2p-4p. BYOBS (Beverage and Snacks).

Speaking of last Saturday. Mahalo to everyone that participated in the Fairfax Christmas Fair Kanikapila. Click below to access the album for that event.

White Frozen jewels,
A large crust of ice on wheels,
Car somewhere beneath.

Stay Warm Everyone! Aloha A Hui Hou!


Safe with herd . . . Christmas Tree Still with reach . . .



120517: It’s Elks Friday!


It’s that time of the month everyone!  The Second Friday is upon us, which means we’ll be at the San Rafael Elks Lodge this Friday. 7pm-9:30pm-ish. There will be a dinner provided (Pork Adobo and Tofu Stir Fry, I think) for a nominal fee. Dinner served 6:30p-ish. Music will be setup on the Bar and Dinner in the Dining Room as usual. Mahalo once again to the Elks for hosting the UFOhana and for their generosity.

Click below for last Friday’s  Campbell Hall Kanikapila . . .

Saturday Kanikapila will be held at the Fair Fax Christmas  Craft Fair! Yes, we’ve been invited to perform once again. We’ll be performing 11:30a – 12:30p  at the Pavillion.  Click here for more information  about the Fair.

If you have last year’s Christmas Song Books (Winter 2016 V.6.2) bring them along as we’ll be playing from them. Otherwise, I will bring extra song books to the event. Bring your music stands, and keep in mind that stage space is limited so please share your stand and music book with someone.

Click below for image from last Saturday’s Christmas Dinner / Kanikapila at the Elks . . .

Mahalo to the Elks for inviting us to come and share in all the Christmas Aloha! What a treat to have Aunty Ku’uipo share in the joy as well. Mahalo Dena to share Aunty with us.

Sparkles in her eyes,
Dancing with an ageless grace,
Moments frozen in . . . .

Malama Pono All!

Aloha A Hui Hou,

Our Christmas Tree Sentinel. Forever guarding his Beanie Buddies


112817: We’re at Campbell Hall this Friday!


Aloha Everyone,

It’s almost a new month! Which means we’ll be meeting at the beautiful Campbell Hall in Sausalito this Friday between the hours of 6 & 9pm.  BYOGear (music stands and lights), BY(Yummy)PotLuck and some  Extra Aloha to share with your ‘Ohana. Mahalo to Reverend Chip for hosting us once again.

Before I forget, by any chance, did anyone find a small Zip Lock bag with a USB cable in our Front Porch? That was a phone charging cable  that I left out for my son. If so, could you please leave it in the little Cup (with the Koosh ball) on the metal shoe shelf? Mahalo.

Click below for Friday images:

This Saturday we will be holding our Kanikapila at the Elks Dining Room at their special dinner event below. We’ll be playing from 5pm on . . . Click the image below if your wish to RSVP for Dinner.

Click below for Saturday happenings . . .

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, onward to our next Holiday!

Skies draped in dark clouds,
Slowly life grows through damp earth,
Blessings from above.

Hope to see you this weekend sometime!

Aloha A Hui Hou,

“Now where did I put that remote?”


112017: Hana Hou T-Day this Friday at the UFOHQ!

Aloha Ahi Ahi Kakou!

The year is speeding past us and the first mile marker is Hana Hou T-Day which is already upon us! Which means, this Friday is your big chance to share your leftovers with your UFOhana at our regularly scheduled Kanikapila. We’re meeting at our usual time of 7p-10p and invite everyone to share your Homeless Turkey, Mash, Gravy, SPAM (made with Turkey) Musubi, Turkey Chow Fun, and any miscellaneous fixings.  Oh, and if you have any left over Aloha, bring some of that too . . .

Click below for Friday’s Photo Album:

Saturday Kanikapila will be held at the UFOHQ as well.  BYOB&S (Beverages and Snacks) and if you have more of the leftover A-word thing.

Almost forgot, here’s the Saturday Images:

We celebrated the 61st Wedding Anniversary of the Axelrods . . .

Btw, Linda will be having a Black Friday and 50 Shades of Gray Saturday 30% Off Sale this weekend. So come an hour early if you are in search of a some quality Hawaiian Wear and Goods.

I want to share the following from Charlotte:

Ukulele awards at Laurel Dell elementary 
Many sponsors of this award 26 Kala ukuleles with cases

Each ukulele had gold inscription of who donated.

Major donors corporate visions and Elks especially Dennis Mcnell with other individual donors plus those who participated in Bay Area Human Race on May 13 walking or playing music – Del & Linda and UFO s who stood on the corner playing for the walkers.

Mahalo to all who made this happen!! First set of ukuleles for Laurel Dell

Melann, Pauline, Gary A and Sandra,Joan Corey, Amy, Andrew Ian Flynn, Elaine and Mike steinbacher, Al Bernes, Ruby, Mary Lynn(?) and husband, Barbara and Tucker, Lynnette, Madison, Mark and Dongfen, Don Koc, Marion Boyd — Corporate Visions the sponsors of the fundraiser and all who donated.  Too many to name. Mahalo

I’d also like to say that on behalf of Linda and myself. We give thanks to our higher powers and to the UFOhana for all that you do and share with us. It has been a bumpy journey to this place we now call home. But are so fortunate to have such giving and caring ‘Ohana in you all.  We hope to return in kind to you all what you have so generously given us.  We wish you all have a . . .

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Warm wooden vessels,
Crafted containers of songs,
Na Ukulele

Aloha A Hui Hou,