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cmdrpiffle
`Olu`olu

USA
542 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2018 :  4:59:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've contributed to the 'quietness' myself. I check in about once a month but don't contribute much.

That's going to change! We grow older, and life throws us curveballs sometimes. In the past, personally, I've always reverted to Kiho'alu to soothe my soul. Soothe my soul when my world starts to become undone.
I'm coming into another one of those, "oh God, what just happened" phases of my existence, unfortunately. But...

Fortunately, I'll revert to what makes my soul sing...Kiho'alu, this Site, and the folks on it. I know that.

I've created, written, and played my best my entire life, when I've been under extreme stress, and packed it all away as 'something I've done' when I'm not. Human nature I suppose.

Anyway, I wanted to check IN! Andy, John, Terry, Keith M, Craig, Dusty, and everyone else who've mentored me, I'm looking at you John....I hope to hear more from you soon.

Was it really 16 years ago we all met on the Big Island? Really? I'm getting old.
Cheers! from Santa Cruz
Cmdr "Hey Andy, am I banned this week?" Piffle


my Poodle is smarter than your honor student

Edited by - cmdrpiffle on 09/22/2018 5:02:43 PM
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thumbstruck
Ha`aha`a

USA
1984 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2018 :  11:12:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Growth can be harsh. Stretching isn't always comfortable. Creativity is always surprising and necessary. Ki ho'alu does, indeed, lower blood pressure, aid digestion, and promote good humor.
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kihoaluatl
Akahai

USA
56 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2018 :  11:34:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I must admit that I too have been contributing to the silence, the demands of life takes over and a month goes by before you realize it. Anyway I need to get the guitar out and start practicing so I don't embarrass myself when I go home in NOV and kanikapila with Duke.
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Earl
Lokahi

USA
305 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2018 :  2:06:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Earl's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I still cruise through almost daily, but it has been quiet again.

We went to Eastern WA for a Hawaiian gathering last weekend. However, this event is by invitation only, so I won't disclose any details here. Much wonderful music and fellowship, ~300 present with pot luck food contributions for at least 400, and a wonderful family friendly time had by all. We'll be back next year!
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Earl
Lokahi

USA
305 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2018 :  12:26:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Earl's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Got together with one of the uncles last night for about 90 minutes of jamming, while his daughter taught a hula class in the next room. At the end, he said next time we should concentrate on slack-key.

After circulating emails this morning, we now have a couple more uncles on board. Kani!
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sirduke58
`Olu`olu

USA
984 Posts

Posted - 11/09/2018 :  11:31:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awesome Earl!!!! Hopefully it's the beginning of building a network. That's one of the unexpected fruits of my kanikapilas. Bands have been formed because musicians have met at my kanikapilas. Some of them hook up to share mana'o or just make jam partners. Good luck with building a network, Earl.

Hoof Hearted?...Was it you Stu Pedaso?
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Earl
Lokahi

USA
305 Posts

Posted - 11/11/2018 :  07:26:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit Earl's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The network is building nicely, Duke. We were hooked up with a local Hawaiian contact several years ago, but she moved back to the islands and the circle kinda fell apart.

Now we have reconnected through this family and are building a new network for friendship, kanikapila, and learning. For example, we went to a big party in WA last month that was just an absolute blast. Without knowing these folks, the invite would never have come. It's all good - again.

I'll never forget my last trip to the Islands in 2015. Sat in with the hotel band after they noticed me singing along with every song, met with Uncle Cyril before his show at the Outrigger (where he graciously offered to let me play a tune or two), met many local kupuna riding Da Bus around Honolulu that week, and snorkeled every chance we got. Unfortunately that will probably be my last trip to Hawaii, since I cannot fly anymore.
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