071917: We’re at the UFOHQ this Friday . . .


Aloooooha UFOhana,

Sorry about the confusion last week, I mistakenly put “071717”  in the header. We are NOT at the Elks again this week, I fixed it on the blog to “071317” but unfortunately it doesn’t send updates once I publish the weekly blog. So, OFFICIALLY, this week we’re at the UFOHQ this Friday, 7p-10p. BYKauKau (Pot Luck – Healthy Stuff, if can), BYOMusicStand/Gear, BYAloha (as always!). Text me at 415-300-7804 for directions if you need.

Saturday we’ll be out the SVWC (Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club), 2p-4p. BYODonation ($5 at the door to help pay for operating cost), BYOGear (music stands), BYA (you know what that is!). For those of you interested, Nohea (Linda) is bringing a collection of her vintage clothing and wares. If you’d like to view her full collection at the UFOHQ, please feel free to call her at 415-572-1175 and schedule an appointment.

Again, a Mahalo Nui Loa to Na Wahine Mahina ʻoawa (Women of the Valley of the Moon) for their Aloha and opening their kahua hoʻolulu (Meeting Place / Club House) to us.

Also, Mahalo nui to the Elks for hosting us last Friday and to Tad for that great Dinner and to Mike for always being a great host. We are truly blessed to have the San Rafael Elks in our lives.

I got a little behind on posting images from the last two weeks so here they are . . .

Click below for last Saturday’s . . .

Click below for last Friday’s Elks Kanikapila . . .

Click below for Friday 070717 album . . . and here for Saturday 070817 album . . .

Below, a special Ukulele Event/Workshop from our Friends at the Magic Flute . . .


I hope you can share this announcement about a workshop and performance by ukulele artist Andrew Molina, hosted by The Magic Flute on Wednesday, August 9th @ 7:30pm. See the attached flyer.

The entry fee of $15 per person goes directly to the artists.


Christian Dean
The Magic Flute, Ltd.
182 Northgate One
San Rafael, CA 94903

Office: 415-479-3112
Mobile: 415-302-4182
Fax: 415-479-0130

Sounds like a cool event. Hope to see you folks there!

. . . and don’t forget about our Porchfest Kanikapila on July 30th in Napa.

Our PP (Performance Porch) is located at 308 Franklin Street, Napa. Please send in your T-Shirt orders ASAP to me as I understand quantities are limited. Be sure to indicate Size, Men or Woman Styles and Quantity. OR purchase them at Fuller Park, on the Seminary Street side, near the food trucks. All shirts
are $20.00 and help finance this FREE event. Click HERE for a map and  Event and TShirt information. Btw, we are listed as Band Number 25 on the map.

Aaaaaand thennnn we have the following event on August 5th . . .

More details to follow . . . Mahalo Nui to Donna for hosting our Kanikapila at this event once again!

Ok, I think that’s enough for now. See you folks at the end . . .

Like father before,
Cares of future life unfolds,
Allay the worries . . .

Me ke Aloha Pumehana,

Komomai Kat
sleepy time . . .
. . . good night Romeo . . .



071317 : We’re at the ELK’s this Friday


Aloha Everyone,

It’s the second Friday of July which means we’re Kanikipila-ing at the Elks 7p – 10p. BYOGear (music stands), BYO$$$ (for drinks and dinner). Here’s the dinner notice from Brudda Tad:

Hi Elks (and FOTElks),
Here is the menu for tomorrow’s
Friday Night Dinner :

BBQ chicken
Blackened shrimp
Salad and rice
Sautéed asparagus spears
Homemade brownies and ice cream

RSVP Today

Such a Deal make sure you RSVP now.

Mahalo Nui once again the the Elk-ders and to Reverend Chip for Hosting our Kanikapilas!

Btw, there may be some Paramount Food trucks in the Parking Lot this Friday night so parking may be a little sparse. There’s parking in the areas at the various empty lots in the area.

Saturday Kanikapila will be the UFOHQ, 2p-4p, BYOB&S (Bevs and Snacks if you need). You know the rest.

Ok, gotta run!

distant winds march forth,
rolling oceans of white clouds
makani eha.

Aloha All,




070517: We’re at Campbell Hall this Friday


Aloha All,

It’s the first Friday of the month which means we’ll be at the Campbell Hall this Friday. Big Mahalo to Reverend Chip for hosting us once again! Run time, as usual, 6:30 – 9ish, BYPotLuck, BYOGear and as always, extra Aloha to share with your Ohana. Btw, Reverend Chip is requesting that we return the Hall to its original configuration once we’re done so it’ll be ready for the following morning’s event. We’ll need a little help from everyone on this one. Mahalo.

Saturday we’ll be back at the UFOHQ, 2p – 4p, BYOB&S (Bevs and Snacks if you like), BYOMusicStand and that Aloha thing again!

On behalf of Nohea and myself, we wish to express our sincerest Mahalo Nui Loa to all that participated in and made our Marin County Fair Kanikapila the best yet! Nohea and myself are so blessed to have an Ohana so full of Aloha and caring for each other. Mahalo to Charlotte for sharing her knowledge of Hula with us and to Marion for providing such a wonderful forum to spread the way of the Ukulele and our Ohana. Mahalo Nui Loa Kimo for keeping our heart on beat and to Leslie and Dolores for sharing their Walking Boots! Sue and Nellie we hope you’ve recovered from the heat of the event. Brudda Sandy, we missed you! Hope you’re feeling better. Malama Pono Ka Kou!

Click on the image below to access the County Fair Images . . .

Click here for our Saturday Kanikapila album and here for our Friday Kanikapila . . .

Btw, we have a July 30th event coming up in NAPA. The 7th Annual Napa Porchfest. We’re scheduled to play from 3-3:30. More details to come. Below is the T-Shirt for the event, please let me know if you’d like to order one. I’m told the supply is limited. Mahalo Carolyn for getting us into this fun event!

2017 Porchfest T-Shirt


Check out the bottom of the back of the shirt, recognize the Ukulele Group listed there?

an ocean of smiles,
bodies sway in time to song,
‘ohana takes flight . . .

Hope to see you folks this weekend sometime. Only 2 more sleepy times till Friday!



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062817: We’re at UFOHQ this Friday and Saturday . . .


Alooooha UFOhana,

We’re meeting at the UFOHQ this Friday and Saturday. Friday, 7p-10p, BYOKauKau (Potluck, healthy main dish), BYOMusicStands and Saturday 2p-4p, BYOB&S (Beverage & Snacks if you like), of course, always bring some extra Aloha to share with all! We will be practicing our Mele (Songs) and Hula (Hawaiian Dance) for our July 2nd, 2-2:45p, performance at the fair. I will be providing a 2017 Fair Flight Manual to all attending for the event. Mahalo Nui Loa to Maliona for allowing us to participate in this fantastic event once again!

Btw, though we are out of tickets for the event, all are welcome to participate either onstage or in the audience (we can always use the extra applause and Ukuleles out there). In fact, invite your friends and family too! Tell them it’ll make for good Youtube blackma… uh Videos. If you are participating, please meet behind the 3 Twins Stage an hour before performance (just like the last time). Please find someone to share a music stand and Flight Manual with as we may be limited in space onstage. Also, keep the front row clear for our plugin musicians and bass player. Please be kind to those around you and if possible allow our shorter Ukulele Pilots to be in front. I’m going to try and push for 8 songs this year (4 hulas and 4 mele), so the sooner we get setup the better. Please wear you best Hawaiian attire and remember, “Let the Funshine In!”

We had a busy Friday and Saturday last week, click the collages for album access:

Friday was great at the Elks, Joe Tato even cooked us a special dinner. Mahalo to Brudda Mike and Joe for opening up the Lodge to us!

Saturday it was onward to the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club, amazing there was no NASCAR traffic!

golden grass waving,
leaf shadows dances below,
a breeze plays through trees.

Take care everyone! See you soon.

Aloha A Hui Hou,

I am, your father Jake!