I don’t keep up with Hawaii music releases by any stretch. I liked the now old stuff like C&K, Kalapana, Braddah Iz, Olomana, brothers Caz, etc.. The newer reggae and hip stuff the family likes and I listen to passively but don’t pay much attention to who the artists are, what latest releases… Continue Reading
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
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…
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
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.
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
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 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