052020: Vanikapila Ono


Aloha UFOhana,

We’re on our way to Vanikapila Numba Six la dat! Click below to access it on Saturday. Mahalo Nui Loa to all that send their Mana through the Internet and into our Chat Room and Texts to Nohea (Linda: 415-572-1175). Your comments and requests really add to the feeling of ‘Ohana.

Mahalo for Brudda Ted for your Great Paani and Meles. Mahalo Lynnette for joining us again. Btw, I installed a bigger mixer so we can plug your mic in next time! Mahalo for being such a good sport and lending us your great mana.

I know we were having some issues with hearing the bass last week. I did some troubleshooting and found that the microphone on the Bass was failing. I’ve replaced it and it seems to be working now. Thank you all for bringing this to my attention.

Like I said “a work in progress”. Thanks for hanging in there with us.

Some sad new from Hawai’i, I’m sure most of you already know. William Awihilima Kahaiali‘i, aka “Uncle Willie K” passed away this past Monday, May 18th. There’s an article in the local “paper”, StarAdvertiser, about him, you can access it here.

Below Willie K performing with the Lynwood Elementary Ukulele Academy 4 years ago! What a great experience for the Keiki and how gracious of Willie K!

Aloha Oe and Mahalo for sharing your gift of mele with us Brudda Willie!

On a bitter sweet note. Google honored another Hawaiian Legend that has, unfortunately, passed on sometime ago, via their animated “Doodle”. Very well and sensitively done, they even took the trouble of syncing his lips to some of the lyrics. They even included a scene from his Ocean Service out at Makua Beach. One of my favorite surfing hangouts in my (very) younger years.

Maika’i Loa Google! Mahalo Nui Loa!

Click above to view Iz Doodle

I believe that Iz’s last concert, just before he passed away, was here at the Marin Center. Mahalo Marion for giving us the opportunity to experience them both!

We are all so lucky to have experienced their talent in our life time.

Click below for last week’s Studio images . . .

Nohea and Nohea’s Poʻokiʻi (masks) up above.


deep inside the box,
soft melody drifts upward,
lifting heavy hearts.

Long weekend ahead, hope you all have a great Memorial Holiday!

Malama Pono Kakou,


Ok, and one more, and two more, and . . . feel the burn . . . push . . . push . . . lick . . . repeat!


051420: VaniKapila elima


Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana,

We have VK#5 coming this Saturday. Hope you’re all practicing Safe Socializing (such as it is), staying healthy and staying safe.

Mahalo Nui to all that joined in last week, I saw the Chat Room a buzz with active chatter. Especially about who was and wasn’t faking it . . . Hula that is. It was like I could almost hear all your voices! Mahalo to Sandy, Nohea and Lineke (Lynnette) for their support at Station K’ULU!

Btw, there’s an interesting meaning behind the “ulu”, part of our “TV Station” name.

Ulu: Possessed by a god; inspired by a spirit, god, ideal, person, as for artistic creation; stirred, excited; to enter in and inspire.

Yes, we are certainly possessed and inspired! Mahalo to Wikio for giving us that name and for the great Station Poster.

Here’s the other interesting definition, if you include the K in the station name.

Kulu: To drip . . . trickle; to flow, as tears;

Hmm, “to Flow?????” Hey, aren’t we “streaming” live? Isn’t that like kind of like flowing?

Anyway, I digress . . .

Click Above to View the Live Stream for this Saturday.

So last week Sunday, after an inspiring Saturday of Vanikapila, I decided to tackle the North 40 acres . . .

  • Before: about 9AM
  • Rigged for battle!
  • After: About 12pm

So that was the Front 40 acres after 12pm, the Back 40 acres I finished at about 4pm. Eye bloodied by flying debris, muscles aching, allergies flaring . . . but victorious (Que violins and trumpets)! Good for another year.

Btw, I messed up on the last Master Table of Contents for Vols 1-3 (the dangers of working late into the night with Excel) I sent out a few blogs ago.

I was hoping it would help with your Gig Book users out there and it may had the opposite effect. Anyway, click here for for what I hope is a kinder/gentler/correct copy. It is sorted by volume and then by page, which makes more sense for the GB Users out there.

Ok speaking of late night, I think I’m going to call it sleepy time (as Lucas used to say eons ago).

a silent storm comes,
together we must endure,
health is our weapon.

Malama Pono Ka Kou!


. . . remember yours . . .