122915: Kanikapila at UFOHQ This Friday . . .


Aloha All,

For those of you looking for a place to be January 1st, 2016,  considering Strumming in the New Year with us this Friday, 7p – 10p at the UFO HQ! BYKauKau (Pot Luck), BYOGear, BYAloha! Come and help is celebrate our First Kanikapila of 2016! If you can’t make 010116 considering coming 010216, Saturday from 2-4 PM at the UFOHQ (if you need directions email me at kaleikoa@piko.ws or text me at 4153007804).

Btw, we’ll be performing at the California Academy of Sciences once again 12.31.15, for those of you interested. We’ll be playing two 20 minute sets 12pm and 2pm. Bring both your Winter and Regular Flight Manuals if you’ll be participating. Also, 1st sound check is at 11:40, so be there no later than 11. Entry for Musicians are from Nancy Pelosi Drive side of the building, mention that your with the UFOhana of Marin.

Click collage below for images from the CAS 12.26.15 event. Mahalo Nui to all that attended and made it such a fun event, especially to Lynette for bringing in her students! We got very positive comments from the CAS staff and looks like it may become an Annual Event for us . . .


. . . . and for those of you who were wondering about the Magic Flute gig on 12/20 click below for images from that Fun Event. One comment from the staff was that, “You Guys really look like your having fun!”  as did they watching us. In fact there was time when I spotted them pulling Ukes off the wall and strumming along. Mahalo to Dongfen for providing us with these great photos.

1-122015 Magic Flute Kanikapila

Thoughts return to past,
Eyes looking to the future,
Songs of the present.

Ok, time to do another NyQwil dose. Yes, it seems I’ve contracted yet another new Cold Strain . . . <cough>, <wheez>. But not as bad as the last one.

Malama Pono All,


“Oooh! Animal Planet’s On! Del, move your fat head!”

                                        “Say pretty please . . . “


122315: No Kanikapila this Friday . . .


Aloha UFOhana,
On behalf of Nohea, Jake and myself we’d like to wish you all Mele Kalikimaka! So you as you guessed we won’t be gathering this Friday for Kanikapila. However, Saturday, the 26th,  a group of us have been asked to perform at the California Academy of Sciences. We’ll be performing two 20 Minutes sets at 12pm and 2pm. If you’re not busy you’re all welcome to come and play along with us and maybe spend a day at the CAS. We’ve had a pretty good turn out in the past, so for those of you that need that Ukulele Fix please come on down! The stage is reserved for the performing band, but I’m sure there will be lots of space in the audience.

Mahalo Nui Loa to those of you that turned out at the Magic Flute Kanikapila this past Sunday and made the event such a ‘pleasant surprise’ for the MF crew. Christian (the owner) was very grateful for the turn out and enthusiasm you all showed. I think it was good ‘homecoming’ for all the Ukuleles purchased from the Magic Flute. It was very generous of him to provide raffle prizes for the performers. I hope to have photos of the event soon, in the mean time here are the images from Friday and Saturday (click the collages to access the albums).

Below are images form PJ Night at UFO HQ . . .

1-121815 PJ Kanikapila Night at UFO HQ

Below is the Saturday Kanikapila . . . where Jack from Central America and Morgan (The Saw Player) joined us . . .

22-121915 UFO HQ Kanikapila

Seconds slip away,
Anxious gazes turn inward,
A moment before . . .

Stay Warm, Stay Dry and Strum On!
                 “What could it be?”