Honolulu City Lights by Keola and Kapono Beamer.

The City and County of Honolulu is currently underway with a program to replace all the orange glow high-pressure sodium street lights with new, efficient, bright bluish-white LED street lights. Bravo, it’s about time! Some are lamenting and opposing this change, saying it is going…

May 10, 2016 Facebook post

[I wrote this article for HMSA’s Island Scene magazine. It won’t be published until Oct., so I was given permission to post an advance copy, here. Mahalo Lisa!] On Feb. 10, I went to the doctor’s complaining about shingles which had lingered since the previous…

June Millington Fanny 1970s A by Linda Wolf

Pioneering Woman In Rock June Millington To Play Honolulu Benefit Show FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Apr 5, 2016 Download a PDF version of this release Download a PDF of the concert poster Honolulu, Hawaii – June Millington, “one of the hottest female guitarists in the industry,”…

Booga-Booga 1974

A Blind Date…With Booga Booga! By Blaine Fergerstrom, 2016 In August 1976, I had just been honorably discharged after four years in the Navy and almost three years of living on the mainland. I had missed much of the “Hawaiian Renaissance” which had been going…

Big Bad Bob Brown, front and center.

I’ve been sad and melancholy all day since hearing from his beautiful daughter, Valerie Brown, that my dear, dear friend, and larger-than-life hero Big Bad Bob Brown, Sonarman First Class, USS Pigeon, ASR-21, had since left us before I could find him and tell him…

Mike Chong, UnibodyTech, Mapunapuna

You all know I don’t routinely endorse businesses on the Internet. It just wouldn’t be me! But I no shame when I come across somebody or some company which demonstrates that they have a SOUL, which demonstrates it is run by real people, who go…