033021: Vanikapila 14.21 Redux


Please take note of my update to this post below.

Click the image below to RSVP your dinner for April 9th Elks Kanipaila ASAP (April 7th Noon Deadline)! Please respond soon as Joe needs to know how many are attending.

Bring you Ukes and your Big Flight Manual, music stands, clips, lights, etc. . . .see you on the Terrace!

Mahalo Nui Loa to Joe Tato for the invite!

Alooooooha UFOhana,

Well here we are at the end of another month. It’s going to be April in a couple of days! Can you believe it? The weather last week certainly felt like Spring was already here.

Below, click below to view some great photos of last week’s Vanikapila.

Spring is in the air! Along with a lot of great hulas!

Last Friday a small group of us were asked to participate in the Bartolini Center “Aloha Friday” Vaccination Event. Mahalo to all the Vaxers that work so hard to help keep us safe and for inviting us!

Click above to view the online album. Yes, that’s our Mo in the middle and our Linda A on the far right.

And now for something completely different . . .

Sorry to any Millenials out there. . . I’ve got one of my own! Still, it’s kind of funny . . .

Btw, who is this handsome guy? There he is with his cool black uke and again practicing in front of a mirror. He’s got to be the youngest UFOhana Pilot yet! Why he’s none other than Walker, Lynnette’s Grandson. Soon to be joining our Kanikapilas!

And finally the link to this Saturday’s Vanikapila.

Btw, we’re still broadcasting on FM 88.7 for those of you who wish to attend via the UFOhana Landing Strip (aka dirt parking lot). Also, please text me at 415-300-7804 if you’ll be attending the Outdoor Vanikapila and if the Chat doesn’t work on YouTube, text Nohea at 415-572-1175 for requests or comments for this Saturday’s Live Stream.

Below a Uke-Sighting, I believe it’s Hank and Hank Jr.


no matter how fast,
no matter how hard we try,
just doesn’t matter.

Malama Pono Kakou!

Aloha a hui hou,


We come in peace . . . wait . . . are you purring?


032221: Vanikapila 13.21


Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana,

Mahalo nui to all of you who sent your Alohas and good Mana to our ‘Ohana member, Ralph. Thanks to your positive thoughts and well wishes he’s now back at home resting and slowly easing back into his “normal” routine. Until he’s a hundred percent let’s keep in our thoughts and prayers.

Mahalo to the attendees of last week’s Vanikapila and to the UFO Pilots that braved the backyard winds.

Below, the brave Outdoor Kanikapila-ers . . .

Click above to view online album

If you’ll be joining us this we please text me at 415-300-7804 so we can put out a seat for you. Mahalo.

Click below for this Saturday’s Vanikapila.

If you can get chat to work, text Nohea at 415-572-1175 for comments or song requests.

I also want to remind you of the following important event from our of Keiki. I’ve already bought my ticket and there’s still time to get yours!

On Tuesday, the 23rd of this month at 2:30, I’m giving a talk about consent at the Shine Conference. It’s the final blowout for a public speaking course I’ve been taking for the past 7 weeks. My talk is titled “Yes, No, Maybe So- Clarifying consent for future generations”
If you have some time and feel like showing up that would be super cool. I’m real excited. Tickets to the event do cost $15 dollars, but they are donating it all to an organization called Raven, a registered charity with a mission to raise funds for Indigenous People’s access to justice.
The link to sign up can be found here: https://linktr.ee/WeWillBeGirls
This conference is going on that whole week so your ticket will get you access to, seriously, 94 other talks. They are just 10 minutes long.
No pressure, but I thought I’d share 
If you have room to throw this on the blog too, that would be awesome! I’m very excited and very nervous. It’ll be a vulnerable 10 minutes for me.
I’ve also attached their fun promotion edit of me (oh my gosh, I have hair in the picture!!)

Mahalo nui loa,
Madison Sneath

Carolyn sent the following cool interview of Brudda Ken Emerson (aka Kalohe ʻEkahi) . . .

This is an interview Ken did with Sebastian Mueller.

Sebastian has a very traditional Hawaiian group called the Hula Hut in Berlin, Germany where he plays steel. Some of our steel players may be interested, it’s long–3 hours. Ended at midnight Berlin time. He does a lot of talk story of playing with the old timers, to a small group of steel players, one of which is Bobby Ingano.

And before I go I want to share this very cool image of IZ I found in Cyberspace . . .

Iz . . . man of many words . . .


perceived righteousness,
without respect becomes hate,
love cries for the light.

Mahalo Nui Loa to the best ‘Ohana ever!

Malama Pono,