050520: Vaya Con Vanikapila!


Hola mi Ukulele Familia,

Feliz Cino de Mayo!

Hope you’re able to take some time out to celebrate . . . from a distance and in quarantine. I know it’s not the same without some bebidas, a nice hot Spanish dish and maybe a Mariachi Band playing at your table on the Plaza. But we can always make believe right?

Speaking of make believe. Thanks to all of you that logged into last week’s Vanikapila and chatted (those that could) with us. Definitely an interesting experience to be playing in front of an Electronic Cyclops (my webcam) . . .

Our new Webcam . . . looks kind of like an anemic droid.

. . . knowing that somewhere out there you folks were watching. When I closed my eyes I can almost hear you all singing and playing. Sometimes, even Melann doing her solo and maybe Ted doing a Hula (which reminds me)!

Mahalo Nui Loa to my beloved Nohea for taking charge of the incoming texts (for those that couldn’t connect to the Chat), for providing me the companionship through this COVID crises and of course to our Bass Commander, Admiral Bailey for keeping our hearts in time, together!

We’re scheduling another one this Saturday, same Bat Channel, same Bat Time, Same Bat Flight Manuals!

Holy Onomatopoeia Batman!

I am the B(b)atman!

Below, the link to this Saturday’s Vaniakpila #4 on Channel K’ULU (echo, echo, echo)!

Click above to connect to the Vanikapila
Above an interesting YouTube article that made me think of Wikio and Melann for some reason.

Below images from last week . . .

  • New Hula Attire
  • Waiting for elastic
  • Raw materials

Above: New Hula Attire, above right and below: Masks under construction and a broad selection of Aloha fabric for your mask of choice. Available for $10 per mask. Inquire with Nohea (Linda) at 415-572-1175 for mask orders and Hula attire.

Click above to view images from last week.


thoughts merge into dark,
the earth drifts upwards gently,
eyes towards the light.

Me ke Aloha!

Malama Pono Kakou!


One one thousand, two one thousand, three one thousand, four one thousand . . . du-oh! Lost Count, let’s see that one one thousand . . .


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