102418: Friday=Come As You Aren’t @ UFOHQ, Saturday=Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club


Aloha All,

It’s that time of the year again! This Friday is our annual “Come As You Aren’t” Kanikapila. So dress up in your best Alter Egos and come on down! We’ll be running it 7pm – 10pm. BYPotLuck (you know that special Halloween fare like, Eye of a  Newt, Knee of an Eel, Hair of a Bald Headed Man and maybe . . . SPAM Musubi?), BYMusicStands, BYOBeverages, BYBestHalloweenCostume (See examples below) and always bring some Aloha to share with your ‘Ohana. Click here to view last week Friday’s Kanikapila. Please text (do not send to my email as I may miss it) me at 4153007804 if you need a seat for Friday.


Saturday we’ll be in Sonoma at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club, 2p-4p. BYMusicStands, BYSome$$$ to donate to the SVWC and always, any extra Aloha you have. It’s been awhile since we seen our Sonama/Napa ‘Ohana, looking forward to it! Click here to view last Saturday’s Kanikapila and our Leukemia Fundraiser Gig.

Really tired, so I’m calling it day.

Aloha Aaaaa <yawn> Hui Hou,

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WHO AM I? I AM the Cat, Uh, Bat Man . . .


10.17.18: Friday & Saturday = UFOHQ


Aloha All,

We’re at the UFOHQ this Friday, 7pm – 10pm, BYPotluck, BYMusicStands and , of course, BYAloha. Big mahalo to the Elks for hosting us last week and for the great Mystery Fish Dish / Dinner. Here are images from last Friday’s Kanikapila, click collage to access album . . .

Last Saturday had us at the UFOHQ for this first time in a month (btw, we’ll be there again this Saturday 2pm-4pm) and Ted surprised us with his Mega-Moke Bass, Madison and Dan-O each doing a hula! OMG! And I thought playing the Ukulele was enough! Click below for online album . . .

Speaking of Madison, I’d like to remind everyone of the following from Madison regarding their fundraising efforts for their upcoming MYSO European Tour:

Hey Del.

Here is the link to my GoFundMe: Click here to support Marin Youth Symphony Orchestra Tour organized by Madison Sneath.

I also made a YouTube video of me playing my audition piece on Saturday so anyone who wasn’t there can listen to me play: Madison Sneath Playing Fantasy by Francis Thomé

Thank you so much for supporting me! I also have all of my concert dates already so all of you guys can mark your calendars extra early to hear what you’re helping me do 🙂 All of our concerts are held in the James Dunn Theater at the College of Marin in Kentfield. December 2nd is our Winter Concert from 7-9.May 5th is our Spring Concert from 7-9.June 19th is a concert put on the day before we go off to Europe from 7-9.  This means so much to me, thank you for helping me spread the word and for all the support you’ve given me through the years!

I understand that they are also doing a Band Practice-A-Thon, where for a few $$$ pledge, Madison will practice X amount of hours on her trumpet . . . check the links above for more details.

Mahalo Nui to you all for support the music efforts of our UFOhana Keiki . . .

Btw, Brittni Paiva will be holding a workshop and concert at the UFOHQ January 20th, 2019. She’s a fantastic Kumu Ukulele (Ukulele Master) and a Na Hoku award winner, check her out at https://brittnipaiva.com/ , more details to come. Besure to keep that date open!

That’s all I have for now . . . but before I go, don’t forget about our annual “Come As You Aren’t” Halloween Party on the 26th. Hope you’re all working on your Alter Egos! Click HERE for ideas from last year’s CAYA fest.

a noble prescense,
guardians of endless skies,
a past kupuna.

Aloha A Hui Hou,

Huh. . . .What . . . <lick> . . . . SQUIRREL!!!!


100918: Kanikapila SitRep: Friday=Elks, Saturday=UFOHQ


Aloha Ka Kou,

We’re at the Elks this Friday at our usual time of 7pmish to 9pmish. Dinner will served around 6:30pmish and Brudda Joe Tato’s got a local kine Mini-Luau plate lunch lined up with some kind of delicious fish, Kalua Pig, Rice, Mac-tato (that’s tay-tow, not tah-tow) Salad. Mahalo Joe and to the Elks for hosting us once again. As usual, BYOGear, BYO$$ (for dinner) and BYAloha!

Click below last Friday’s Kanikapila.

Saturday we’re at the UFOHQ for our Kanikapila ʻAuinalā (afternoon kanikapila), 2pm – 4pm. BYOB&S (beverages and snacks). Text me at 4153007804 if you want to RSVP a seat.

Oh, did I mention that we came back with 100 lbs of Vintage Hawaiian Wear?

Btw, it’s Lā Hoʻomākaʻukaʻu (Halloween) Month! So Nohea has asked that everyone put on their thinking caps, masks, makeup, costumes, alter egos, etc. to get ready for our annual Hoʻolauleʻa lā hoʻomākaʻukaʻu (Halloween/aka Come As You Aren’t/Party) on October 26th! For inspiration I’ve posted some photos from Last Year’s HP . . .

Hmmm, I’m thinking maybe something really diabolical this year . . . . like . . .  a Supreme Court Justice? Sorry, I slipped there, broke one of my own UFOhana protocols . . . anyway, I hope to see you folks this week sometime!

quiet simple act,
emotion shared without words,
we stand in the glow.

Aloha Hui Hou!

I’m going as a cat pillow . . . z z z z z z . . .



100218: We’re at Campbell Hall this Friday


Aloha Ahi Ahi Ka Kou,

We’re b-a-a-a-ck . . .  from our trip from Hawai’i.

We’ll be meeting at Campbell Hall, in Sausalito, for this Friday’s Kanikapila, gathering at our usual time of 6:30pm to 9:pm-ish. BYPotluck, BYMusicStands and that great ‘Ohana Style Aloha.

No Saturday Kanikapila this weekend. Have a Great Fleet Week(end) everyone!

On behalf of Linda and myself, we wish to send a very sincere Mahalo Nui Loa to Marion and Sandy for keeping the Kanikapila running during our absence and to all of you that helped with supporting the Shark-tober-fest Fundraiser. Brudda David was very grateful as well. We’re truly honored and blessed to be part of such a supportive and caring ‘Ohana.

So, before we left we were invited to Kani at the Napa Valley Aloha Festival . . . click below to see images of that great event. Mahalo to the Manaleo ‘Ohana for hosting us!

I know it’s kind of like having to sit in front of a slide projector of a family trip to Disne . . . well you know what I mean, for those of you with nothing better to do,  click below for images from our trip.







Ok, gotta do that 4 letter thing tomorrow . . . work, take care everyone. Hope to see you this Friday!

trades winds kiss the leaves,
trees softly dancing in time,
Manoa beckons.

Aloha A Hui Hou,