060120: Vanikapila ʻEwalu (#8)


Aloha Ahi Ahi Kakou,

I hope you’re all keeping safe and maintaining your sanity through all the madness going on in our ‘Aina at the moment.

It’s so sad that so many see this as an opportunity to wreak havoc for all the wrong reasons under the guise of our right to “peaceful” protest. What’s even sadder is listening to the comments of those that justify this violence. Including the vandalism, which made me think of something we saw on our Hawai’i trip last year. Instead of vandalizing a wall with a spray paint they did this . . .

A “Healing W.A.L.L” on the empty side of the local Pearl city Foodland Grocery Store, filled with sticky note messages that was once full of graffiti . . . brilliant! If you’re ever on O’ahu stop by and read the messages. Many are very poetic and heartfelt messages to loved ones who have passed on. Foodland is a major meeting hub for the local community a perfect place for this.
  • Healing W.A.L.L. (With Aloha Love Lives)
  • Nohea’s message in the center, from the UFOhana

I was just thinking about how ironic it is that it’s only during the looting you see almost everyone wearing a face mask. Somethings never change . . . please, hoʻomaluhia kakou and keep Aloha in our hearts.

Mahalo nui kakou for your support and attendance last week. Also, to our Studio Musicians Lynnette “Lineke” Boosey, Ted “The Hair” Meister, Rick “The Ripper” Creelman and Sandy “The Bass Commander” Bailey.

Saturday, was a little trying as I had catastrophic equipment failure just 10 minutes before going live. Luckily I had enough spare gear to reassemble a (somewhat) working system. Sorry for the delay.

I know there was comment about sound issues. Please keep in mind that it’s not easy for me, during the gig, to stop everything and start diagnosing issues that aren’t obvious on our end. Also, that we don’t hear exactly what your hear on your side and that unless everyone is reporting the same issue, consider that it may be something on your end.

That said, know that I do look into possible causes after the event. Last week I spent 3 hours diagnosing a bad echo that was reported. Though it’s not obvious in the recording from last week I did find possible causes and made adjustments. Hoping for the best this coming Saturday. Thanks for your feedback and for sticking with us.

So this week we’re onto Vanikapila number 8. Has it been two months already? Click below, the link to the upcoming event.

Click above this coming Saturday and kanikapila with us!

Last week’s images . . .

Middle row, images from old Hawai’i. Bottom row, just old . . .


anger becomes hate,
sadness as hope fades away,
like tears from a star . . .

Malama Pono Each Other, pass it on!

Me ke aloha pumehana,


Will somebody please buy these masks so I get my table back?
Jake needs his table back . . . please kokua . . . Mahalo!


4 Replies to “060120: Vanikapila ʻEwalu (#8)”

  1. I feel your pain with equipment issues ! I think it’s been great !
    Glad you, Linda, and the rest of the pickers are providing this essential service. Mahalo Y’all

  2. Thanks, Del, for your wise comments and beautiful music. I never noticed any sound problems – or maybe I just expect them on zoom… stuff happens there, including a zoom bombing I’d witnessed earlier in the day! I look forward to Saturday’s uplift, cause that’s what you all provide. much love and aloha to you all.

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