Yesterday while I was on YouTube capturing the “Rap: Hawaii’s Comic Genius” video, I came across a full video of the 1980s KGMB special “Rap’s Hawaii”. I have had the (crappy transfer from VHS, which itself was a crappy recording off of audio TV rabbit ears reception)… Continue Reading “Rap’s Hawaii video”
Yes, Rap Reiplinger lives on in us. I happened upon this video while checking for humor on YT, apparently a TV presentation that was done in the early 2010s or so (referencing ‘nearly 30 years after his passing). I had to capture it…… Continue Reading “Rap: Hawaii’s Comic Genius”
Willie K. passed away last night after a battle with lung cancer. One of Hawaii’s greats. I liked his music, although I didn’t listen to him specifically. He was always definitely in the mix of the Hawaii backdrop music I did listen to. When news broke that he was stage 4, I wanted to go see him live … Continue Reading “Aloha Willie K.”
I saw this and just had to save it to look back on in entertainment. I don’t know what this woman’s problem is, nor what happened that her apparent mental mindset turned to a “white woman – Hawaiians” rants.… Continue Reading “Haole woman mental breakdown!”
The news announcements started on Friday I think, and various other stories and coverage tidbits have been coming all weekend. The Hawaii Five-O series is ending as of April 3rd. It’s been a strong 10-year run and is not ending because it’s fizzling out, but the explanation is that Alex O’Loughlin… Continue Reading “Hawaii Five-O reboot series Flaming Out”
Sad news in the islands. One of the founders of Kalapana has passed away. Kalapana is a forever centerpiece in my and Lou’s teenage memory soundtrack. RIP Malani. Mackey (Feary) will greet you at the golden gates and you will lift the heavens with your music.
I found this on YouTube. Pretty cool the way they went thru different ways the song could have been sung.
I watch the news almost every evening to catch up on what’s going on with the Kilauea eruption, and it’s heartbreaking. Heartbreaking to see this tragedy unfold and as each day passes and it gets more widespread, there’s nothing anybody can do to slow or stop it. It’s like a scene out… Continue Reading “Big Island of Hawaii disaster unfolding”
Today was an eerie, spooky, frightening day. For me, the family, the state of Hawaii. They say talk is cheap, and today the true definition of that phrase became defined in my mind in no way ever done before.
I say talk is cheap because we can discuss the NK threat, the possibility of a missile strike to Hawaii, all… Continue Reading “Reality of a ballistic missile threat”
This is one unsolved murder case in Honolulu that left a lasting impression with me. Maybe because it was the first high profile, sensational, and socially impacting one that I absorbed in the news as a young adult, recently moved to Hawaii at the time. And it had ripple effect ramifications… HPD banned… Continue Reading “Thoughts about the Lisa Au unsolved murder”