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 Kaleikoa@piko.ws 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?