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?”


121715: PJ Kanikapila Night at UFO HQ This Friday!


Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana,

Sorry for the late posting, it has been a very busy week (again).

So, it’s that time of the year again! This Friday is come in your Fancy Pajama Night (and / or your Ugliest Christmas Sweater) at UFO HQ!  BYPotluck, BYOGear (Music Stands, spare chair just incase, etc.) AND BYALOHA to share with your UFOhana, of course. Run Time  is from 7pm to When-eva! For inspiration, below are examples of Last Year PJs and UCSweaters . . . Click the collages below to access the online albums.


Saturday we’ll be meeting at the UFO HQ 2p – 4p. BYOBeverage, BYOGear and you know what (BYAloha) . . . THEEEENNNNN . . .

Sunday we’re jamming to Christmas Music at the Magic Flute 4pm – 6pm, located at Northgate 1 Shopping  Center. Please bring your Christmas Manuals if you got them. I’m bringing extra just in case. BYOGear (chairs and music stands). Be sure to invite your friends and families for a night of Da ‘Kine Kalikimaka Mele! Consider it Caroling sans walking . . .

Mahalo Nui to all that participated in Kumu Pua Saunders Mele Kalikimaka Ho’olaulea!

1-121115 Kumu Pua's Kalikimaka Ho'olaulea

The following morning we Kani’d at the Fairfax Christmas Faire . . . Jack extends his sincerest Mahalos to the UFOhana for making the Event so special. He mentioned that many of the vendors we’re asking if “That Wonderful Ukulele Group” would be there this year? Groupies?  Anyway, Mahalo Nui to all the Pilots that jammed the afternoon away . . . you are the “Bestest”! Special thanks for Maggie (and Frank) for bringing the “Big Blonde” Bass . . . Maggie was so great at coaxing such a fabulous sound from a beautiful instrument.

1-2015-12-12 Fairfax Christmas Fair

Chilling biting cold,
Warm songs beckons from within,
Warm smiles melt the heart.

Aloha Nui Loa Kakou!

         “For Me???? Thanks Mom!”