082720: Vanikapila Iwakālua (#20)


Alooooo – <cough> <cough> – ha!

It’s been a hella-smokey week, fire’s blazing everywhere and then there’s the heat! I hope all of you has been keeping well and using protection when venturing about. Please send your Alohas and good mana out to the survivors of the fires.

We’re on our 20th Vanikapila this week, which equals about 5 months of the “New Normal.” A temporary “Normal” I hope. Thankfully we’ve had the support of our Cyber Ukulele Pilots and our OK-ers help to keep us as sane as possible.

Below is the link to this Saturday’s Vanikapila.

Click above on Saturday to Jack In . . .

I’m sure many of you remember Madison’s beautiful tribute, Aloha Oe Not Good-bye, she wrote for Marion. Well she has thoughtfully provided us with the song sheet of her tribute to add our UFOhana Repertoire. Click here to download/view the PDF. Click below to view her performance.

Below, click the collage to view last week’s intrepid Outdoor Kanikapila-ers, braving the smoke and heat (or is it Rain, Sleet, or Snow?? . . . . Nah, those “guys” would never do that!) all in the name of keeping the Strum going! Mahalo to you all!

Text me at 415-300-7804 to RSVP a seat in the O.K. “Smoke Free Section” , weather permitting that is. Again, if you can’t get on YouTube chat to request a song, text Nohea @ 415-572-1175.

And for those of you interested in staying current with your PPE fashions check out Nohea’s new Halloween Line below. Orders being accepted now!

Also taking orders for Ukulele PPEs, limited supply so order now by Texting Nohea at 415-572-1175.


blood orange sunrise,
ashes fall like memories,
smudged dirty blue sky.

Mahalo Nui Loa to all of you who have donated so generously to PIKOhana in honor of Marion’s memory.

I will be sending out PIKOhana letters of donation to you all for this years tax season.

Malama Pono Kakou!

Aloha A Hui Hou,


Okay, it’s not very PPE but you have to admit I look incredibly cool!


081820: Vanikapila #19 (ʻUmi kūmāiwa)


Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana,

I hope you’re all managing well out there, safe from the heat, thunderstorms, lighting strikes, fires, power outages and, oh yeah, the COVID 19 thing. Many uncertainties out there, in both our natural and political landscape.

Yet through all the heat, darkness and fires, we continue to move towards our 19th Vanikapila this Saturday. The Strum must go through. Which more we can say for the Mailman’s Credo.

Mahalos to all the help from the O.K.ers, Wikio, Ralph, Don and Pauline for setup and everyone that helped with tear down. Thanks to your kokua we were able to get out of the heat before the wrath of that “Luck Ol’ Sun” . . .

Mahalo to our Cyber Pilots for jacking in and keeping us company in Cyber Space!

Ready Strummer One . . . engage . . .

Click above to connect to this Saturday’s Vanikapila.

Click below to view the Ukulele Pilots from last Saturday that braved the heat. They are predicting that temperatures this Saturday may stay in the low seventies until 1pm. Let’s keep our fingers crossed! Again, if you wish to attend an Outdoor Kanikapila, text me at 415-300-7804. Space is limited so first text, first seated.

Check out Elasti-Girl with her PPE!

It’s pretty hot in my UFOHQ Command Center so I’m keeping it short.


sunlight spears the land,
waves of heat bleed from the earth,
shelter in shadows . . .

Ok, time to go soak in a cool shower!

Aloha A Hui Hou!


Go away . . . it’s too hot . . .