Thursday, May 30, 2013

Latin Music and Dance

The Spanish translation did not do any good. The hits were pretty clear on that. So I go back to the English, where it is encumbered in the search engines by Dancing in the Dark books, novels, other songs with the same title and even games. But I think I can do do it just using our own blogosphere and I should be able to build it up to at least 40 average hits per day with a little help from a couple "two centers" now and then. So what do I know?

"Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the
honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread." 

I expect to get more information on the Latin music and dance so as to standardize the accepted, in a "Latin" Night Club. I know for a fact that you cannot Salsa all night. You cannot Bachata all night or Merengue.  And you can be limited with just the accepted social Latin, Waltz, Rumba, Samba, Cha Cha Cha, Tango and Swing. But together you can have a very acceptable combination of dance going with your Latin music. And I mean Da Reel Teeng.

'Frenesi" by Artie Shaw

From historic times, the people of Mexico have been very fond of song, music, and dance. In Latin America they are the ones most responsible. This is evident from the fact that some Mexican folk songs like the 'Corrido' and other classical music were popular as early as the 16th century and are now popular the world over.

However in the Argentina they favored one dance, the Tango and that was exported. In Brazil they favored the Samba and it too was exported. In Cuba it was the Rumba and much later the same dance but faster, the syncopated Mambo. Mexico City later morphed this into the Cha Cha Cha. However the rest of Mexico has over 100 different and distinct music styles and the dances that go with each music style.

End of part one and end of this blog. Next week, part two and the beginning of the new blog.

"Stranger In Paradise" by the Four Aces

Pub's Side Note: Blackpool is still hitting all sectors of our dance world on this entire Island Chain. Calvin, don't be so modest, you can include a few more photos of the gang, especially in with others, local or not. Your people are still, "los protagonistas."





A Place to Dance

Manoa Chapter HBDA has classes at a nice place like the Manoa Japanese Language School. There are some dance clubs that are very fortunate. We need places to dance. Schools are raising prices to pay for the Rail Disaster. But if we have to, we shall dance in the streets.


Town Dancer Blog, running at capacity for the reader/dancers of these Islands. Calvin and Debra Ota reports sending the hits up into the stratosphere. The hits certainly prove the need for this type of information. Even with all the photos that he posts in the blog he sends many to Facebook. And Facebook is on record as receiving over two million photos per day.

"A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires
only our silence; which costs us nothing."

Contrary Body Movement also known as Contra Body Movement in Hawaii. When I first wrote about this in the Waha many years ago, some of the “top” amateur teachers with “real” knowledge of dance terminology flipped their collective lids. I was publicly derided. And many of them to this day, will bring it up as a good point to elevate themselves among their contemporaries.

“Many spend their time berating practitioners for not applying their method. We all need to disseminate our ideas, but most of our time should be spent applying and improving our methods, not selling them. The best way to sell the better mouse trap is to display some trapped mice.”

The Moanalua Corridor at one time was solidifying very nicely. More people were beginning to feel it. In the Dance Clubs, the Studios, the emerging Night Club scene. From Pearl City to Salt Lake and they didn’t let the Stadium bother them. Then in the last two years it has fizzled out. What happened?

Of course, the Rail Disaster has been a key factor, so apparently things are beginning to open up in the East. Two new blogs in the East. Oahu East blog and the East Ko'olau Blog. All running slow but next month should see them moving ahead. No one there is aware yet that just one Two Center in those blogs will send the hits to the high heavens.

I am so glad that we are keeping the followers out of our blogs. Followers, we don't need. There is so much extraneous crap in blogs that just screw up the works. We need readers, yeah man. not followers.

That is old hat for for those that must follow someone Else's rules, but we are not sure where we have been and we certainly don't know where we are going so don't follow us. Our dance blogs are a Work in Process.

"The World is Waiting for the Sunrise" by Les Paul and Mary Ford

Pub's Side Note: Blogs are more personal, direct and more current communication, They leave an opening for comments in each blog and they are receptive to more formal answers and opinions in the blog itself. The hits go through the ceiling. Real Social Media is much different than anything we have ever come across.







Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Blackpool

The hits have gone up even more than last year, Calvin and Debra have done more than anyone on record to bring Blackpool into the dance scene of so many in these islands. I include the neighbor islands too, of course. Though according to my stats, Maui is causing more hits than the rest of the neighbor islands put together. I cannot find a reason for it, I just accept.

"Truth is a river that is always splitting up into arms that reunite. Islanded between the arms the inhabitants may argue for a lifetime as to which is the main river."

Blackpool Dance Festival is a world-famous annual ballroom dance competition of international significance. Blackpool is a borough, seaside town, and unitary authority area of Lancashire, in North West England. It is situated along England's northwest coast by the Irish Sea with an estimated population of 143,000.


1881 Blackpool was a booming resort with a population of 14,000 and a promenade complete with piers, fortune-tellers, public houses, trams, donkey rides, fish-and-chip shops and theatres. By 1901 the population of Blackpool was 47,000, by which time its place was cemented as "the archetypal British seaside resort". By 1951 it had grown to 147,000.

"Save The Last Dance For Me." by Englebert Humperdinck

Shifts in tastes, combined with opportunities for Britons to travel overseas, supplanted Blackpool's status as a leading resort during the late 20th century. Nevertheless, Blackpool's urban fabric and economy remains relatively undiversified, and firmly rooted in the tourism sector, and the borough's seafront continues to attract millions of visitors every year.

In addition to its sandy beaches, Blackpool's major attractions and landmarks include Blackpool Tower, Blackpool Illuminations, the Pleasure Beach, Blackpool Zoo, the Winter Gardens, and the UK's only surviving first-generation tramway. No more Rails of this type for England.

Blackpool is often described as the "gay capital of the North" (with Brighton often being described as "the gay capital of the South"). Blackpool had its first gay pride celebration in 2006. Blackpool, like other English resorts, has had a reputation for being a safe community for gay people.

Pub's Side Note: "Not everything that counts can be counted,
and not everything that can be counted counts."






Monday, May 27, 2013

The Two Center

A year ago someone mentioned the two-center. I am getting old so I brushed it off and promptly forgot about it.  Then a couple months ago someone from the Windward side mentioned the two-center and this time it stayed with me a little while longer. Now I just heard it this week and it sounds better now. What is a two-center? Simply put, it is a person who is willing to stick their two cents in.

"Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood,
as oil does above water." ~Miguel de Cervantes

So now we have to find a good job description for the two-center. They can develop into the heart and soul of any blog as social media. Instead of the quiet, gossipy, untruths and innuendos as we have had in the cliques, they can have an honest opinion out in public and with the person responsible clearly stated. And we have stated before, opinions are like noses, all different but everyone has got one. Once a day, or once a month, a decision that should be entirely up to the two-center.

The hits would double on all the blogs very easily. And socially it would mean that they are connecting with other dancers that may still feel uncomfortable with club rules.  They would rather do things their way and not as the rootzi tootzis say we should. Getting closer to real democratic principles.

"I Remember You" by Don Ho


Our Donation for the cause.

What do the readers want? Just a little information of what is going on in your dance world, is all. Witness Calvin's blogs from Blackpool in the Town Dancer blog. The hits are going through the roof and Town Dancer is now far ahead of whatever is in second place. The readers are ahead, of course, but so are our friends that are over there and also the participants at this spectacular. The local Dance Clubs are not losing, and even the Dance Teachers come out ahead. The entire thing is a win-win situation that in generally being underutilized and could be for the benefit of all.

Thousands of pictures are being taken daily, but they go to the big places where they receive over ten million photos every day. They feel that sharing with their fellow reader/dancers on a blog is beneath them. We will find the right ones, they are part and parcel of our own personal opinions.


Know any dancers from way out there?

From there anyone should be able to decide when they are ready to be Guest Author in the blog of their choice. That means they can get in write, post pictures, publish and get out, all on their own without saying "boo" to anyone. These blogs are a "Work in Progress." The Counters? Ah Ha! How many out there don't realize they are just beating their gums?

"Truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it,
but, in the end, there it is."

We cannot do anything more in Wahiawa, so we must get moving into Mililani and Waipio. Anyone there? Those with Web sites already think they have everything, so we must go with the ones that really need us and the sky will be the limit.



Sunday, May 26, 2013

What am I doing?

For the folks back home.

I had a computer crash and then had to set up everything almost new. Lucky I have been doing some savings on a flash drive between computers, so much of it was still there. Then I had installed Windows 8 on my old back up computer and was forced to learn how to use it. Not too bad. Then I got a special buy at Office Depot, Windows 8 computer for less than 300 dollars. Amazing, so I took it, came up to a total of 282.71. But now I am having second thoughts, because I am working mainly my Win 7 window, so I could have done as well doing everything on Win 7. I will wait and see what happened when the crashed computer is fixed.

"You must look into other people as well as at them."

Next, I get a cold every couple of years and I am learning the use of Zinc. Not so bad anymore but I still have to go through three days of misery. Then I had my appointment with the VA on Saturday and though I am feeling just fine (after the cold) the news on my levels was not good. So I have to go back in two weeks.

Did my run arounds to get into town, and Longs had the special on candy last week. I wanted to send a birthday box to my great grandson in California. So I just sent him his check and will send the candy next week.

"Wheel of Fortune" by Kay Starr

Then I was able to get the #93 bus at 3:30 at the Alapai Transit Center. Just beautiful. About half full and then almost full by the time it got on the freeway. No one standing. Just like when Honolulu was at the top in public transportation. And I was home by 4:30, One of the guys in there said, "This beats taking the car to and from work." But with the Rail Tragedy coming in, this is going to stop soon, they have to try force the people to use the Castastrophe of the Rail.


Public Transportation has gone from bad to worse in this part of the
island too, now that the Rail people have taken over.

I have a friend who lives in Kapolei and attends classes at UH-Manoa. Gets home in an hour and a half. She knows what is going to happen when the Rail Disaster is in. It will take an hour and a half just to get to the rail station in town. Auwe, but the millions and millions of dollar in profits. Wow! Biggest con job in the Pacific in this century, what they did to the people of this state will be unforgivable and live forever.




Carrie Inaba, Dancer

Question to Carrie Ann Inaba: Why is dance so important to you?

Answer: Because it's so much more than people make it to be. The spoken word is limited and these are experiences and feelings that word can't convey. I had a speech difficulty when I was young and lived in Hawaii, my voice was raspy with no tone - a lot of people would find this surprising since I am on TV a lot. So I love dance because it is pure and simple. It's motivational, keeps you in shape, and I can get lost in it.

So many cultures have dance in the forefront and people learn how to interact socially. I think our show (Dancing with the Stars) has a wonderful format. The stars are the hook - the curiosity factor - but the dancing is what captures you. People live vicariously through our dancers. Women look at Karina (Smirnoff) and Cheryl (Burke). Men look at guys like Emmit (Smith). With all the taboos associated with men, who dance, it was great having a guy like Emmit on the show for men who are curious about learning to dance. The shows open doors for anyone. ****

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak. ~ Hopi Indian Saying

When you consider that there are six to 800 documented steps and patterns in every dance out there, you may realize the impossibility of knowing it all. If you ever meet anyone that knows one hundred of them you can be sure they have experience. Most disciplines have less than fifty in their total syllabi's, of Bronze, Silver and Gold. Anything else is usually fancy stuff for any disciplines to do as exhibitions.


Halooo, Anybody there fo' dancing?

Basic Movements for Dance.
Syllabus, Bronze, Silver and Gold, some have extra gold, double gold or even diamond gold, whatevah. Each has about 12 to 14 movements in each category, which has you way ahead of everybody by the time you reach advance. Both the student and the instructors fault that they go too fast.

The Students in Beginner (Bronze) level are looking longingly at the Intermediate (Silver) level, they can see it close by. The Intermediates are looking longingly at the Gold level which is also close by for attainment. By the time most are in their Gold levels, it is a different story, in International they may be thinking of "competitions' and they are seriously thinking of going back to basics and really learning it right.

As Social street dancers we are not constrained by any of these rules.  We just take our time and enjoy the learning process to the music as we go along. Most of us consider ourselves pretty much beginners and perhaps a little bit intermediates. And what is more important is, we are having more fun than a barrel of monkeys.


There has got to be some dancers on that side of the Island. No?

Consequently, most of our basic or Bronze equivalents are limited to about 30 good solid basic movements in any dance. And these movements can be led and followed by most anyone. And there is where the fun of our type of dancing resides. The readership is reinforced by the hits on the blogs and Web sites.

Pub's Side Note: Calvin's Blackpool news in the Town Dancer blog coming in very nicely. I can feel the mood in the hits alone. The interest on these islands is astounding.








Friday, May 24, 2013

Warning

For our reader/dancers that are also computer users: Ransomware is on the rise again and it has now hit Hawaii, no doubt about that. Cyber security experts’ predictions were correct. Apparently they know this stuff very well. Seriously, you have to respect them. They also said that ransomware will probably hit smart phones too. We haven’t seen any of these yet but it’s probably just a matter of time.

Anyway, today we’re looking at the FBI MoneyPak virus or Trojan if you like. Most people nowadays don’t really know how to properly describe malware. I don’t know what it is, so let’s just call it a virus. Education is the key guys, especially when it comes to PC security. So, let's make things sparkling clear.

If your computer screen is filled with a FBI warning page that claims you have to pay the $200 fine, you’re infected with ransomware. It’s not a virus. It can’t delete your files or inject .doc files. And there is no record of any unlocking by anyone of the payees to the ransom. They just want your money.

Do not pay. Get help from any of your computer geek friends if possible. So far Apple nor Microsoft have the programmers to stop it. And the FBI and the CIA are at a complete loss. The Anti-Virus gang is having a field day selling all kinds of Snake Oil. Careful, it's a jungle out there.

"Little Things Mean A Lot" by Kitty Kallen

Pub's Side Note; First News from Blackpool, see Calvin's blog in Town Dancer.


Warning


For our reader/dancers that are also computer users: Ransomware is on the rise again and it has now hit Hawaii, no doubt about that. Cyber security experts’ predictions were correct. Apparently they know this stuff very well. Seriously, you have to respect them. They also said that ransomware will probably hit smart phones too. We haven’t seen any of these yet but it’s probably just a matter of time.

Anyway, today we’re looking at the FBI MoneyPak virus or Trojan if you like. Most people nowadays don’t really know how to properly describe malware. I don’t know what it is, so let’s just call it a virus. Education is the key guys, especially when it comes to PC security. So, let's make things sparkling clear.

If your computer screen is filled with a FBI warning page that claims you have to pay the $200 fine, you’re infected with ransomware. It’s not a virus. It can’t delete your files or inject .doc files. And there is no record of any unlocking by anyone of the payees to the ransom. They just want your money.

Do not pay. Get help from any of your computer geek friends if possible. So far Apple nor Microsoft have the programmers to stop it. And the FBI and the CIA are at a complete loss. The Anti-Virus gang is having a field day selling all kinds of Snake Oil. Careful, it's a jungle out there.

"Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes" by Perry Como

Pub's Side Note: First news, Calvin from Blackpool in the Town Dancer blog. Looking good.



Thursday, May 23, 2013

Warning

For our reader/dancers that are also computer users: Ransomware is on the rise again and it has now hit Hawaii, no doubt about that. Cyber security experts’ predictions were correct. Apparently they know this stuff very well. Seriously, you have to respect them. They also said that ransomware will probably hit smart phones too. We haven’t seen any of these yet but it’s probably just a matter of time.

Anyway, today we’re looking at the FBI MoneyPak virus or Trojan if you like. Most people nowadays don’t really know how to properly describe malware. I don’t know what it is, so let’s just call it a virus. Education is the key guys, especially when it comes to PC security. So, let's make things sparkling clear.

If your computer screen is filled with a FBI warning page that claims you have to pay the $200 fine, you’re infected with ransomware. It’s not a virus. It can’t delete your files or inject .doc files. And there is no record of any unlocking by anyone of the payees to the ransom. They just want your money.

Do not pay. Get help from any of your computer geek friends if possible. So far Apple nor Microsoft have the programmers to stop it. And the FBI and the CIA are at a complete loss.



Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Going Down

I suppose it had to happen. I had wondered what was keeping the hits up so high, but then Google Analytics changed and they are now definitely going down. 34 average hits per day is equal to 1000 hits per 30 day month. They are now about 30 hits.

"Charity, good behaviour, helpfulness, amiable speech, unselfishness — these by most of our fellow dancers have been declared the elements of good people."

Also the "protagonistas" have Web sites or access to Web sites so they feel no need for the additional Blog site public relations. However, we just got a nice poster from HBDA, Manoa Chapter and they may be appreciating the additional public relations. I am certain our readers will find it interesting.


I can almost guarantee a packed floor. It has been slow going and most of our non-readers are not aware of what a blog does or the results (which is what counts.)

"Any Time" by Eddie Fisher

Then there is the new club in Central Valley that is waiting in the wings. I hope that when they are ready to make their move, they will contact me and they will see the results in public relations from a good blog. And the hits will tell us if we are doing good or not.


Oahu East blog is the new kid on the block and not even crawling yet. With the Rail Disaster looming even worse in the West, the East is looking better all the time. So far, nothing much here.

Pub's Side Note: The slide show in the "Bailando" blog had gone over 40 photos. I received only one suggestion, "hold it." Perhaps I should put a top number, people definitely don't want too many photos. So I must gradually get rid of the old ones and I have to do something about getting some new ones.



Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Salsa

The Benefits of Dancing Light
by Jemadean Dobrosielski, Founder of Salsa Pasión in San Diego
www.SalsaPasionDance.com

For the Follower: Dancing Light and moving herself (instead of making the Leader move her) creates an environment of independence coupled with agreement. When the Leader invites her, she accepts, and then moves herself to the correct amount of time.

This instills his confidence in her and he doesn't feel that he has to force her. This gives him the freedom to lead without having to support or struggle with her weight. It also creates an environment in which she is asked not told. She controls her own energy and momentum and doesn't have to contend with the extra energy from a heavy lead.

She creates an environment of consistency and leisure in which she has space to throw in that elegant arm styling she learned in class, or be playful and sexy without worrying about being thrown off balance.

For the Leader: Leading Light and inviting the Follower to move herself creates an environment of cooperation and respect for the fact that she does have a choice in accepting the invitation. It establishes that she accepts the invitation by moving herself in the correct amount of time and that she is responsible for carrying her own weight.

He controls his own momentum and energy, and doesn't have to contend with extra energy and momentum from a heavy follow, thus allowing him to execute more complex patterns if he chooses. He creates an environment of consistency and confidence in which he has the space to relax, enjoy the music and express what he hears through the dance.

"Hey There" by Rosemary Clooney

And I just received by email from Paul Billington. Beautiful Poster. Gotta get it in here.


Next time perhaps we can get a few words from somebody, to make it a little more social media. Everyone is aware of "To whom it may concern" but this is a blog and it will take awhile but we shall all pick up on the action. I keep forgetting to get quotes. And since there is not much doing in Oahu East blog I will post it there too. Take a peek.


Monday, May 20, 2013

Valse, (the Latin Waltz)

Only one other waltz vies with the "Blue Danube" for the privilege of being played around the world every day, every hour. It is "Over the waves", the most universal piece among those produced by the Mexican arts.

"Let us believe neither half of the good people tell us of ourselves,
nor half of the evil they say of others."

The world was conquered by this Mexican waltz around the end of the 19th century: Over the Waves, (Sobre Las Olas) written by a little known Mexican composer, Juventino Rosas and its melody filled the air in dance halls, parks and fairs throughout Europe where it delighted listeners who danced and cheered it as if it were their very own.

What is a Latin Waltz? The native inhabitants of the Americas danced many dances in a three count measure. And some were danced with a three count chasse. When partner dancing was introduced from Europe (not from Africa) They took to it slowly. But when the Waltz was introduced they had done those counts for millenniums and it was readily accepted.

Sobre Las Olas, by Juventino Rosas 

There are many different Valses and a few are the Peruvian Waltz (Called and recognized in Peru as Valse Criollo). The Mexican Waltz (Valse Mexicano) follows the same basic rhythmic pattern as the standard waltz, but also has the chasse used in country Valses, but the newer melodies reflect a strong Spanish influence. Tango valse allows the dancers to dance one, two, three, or no steps to any three beats of waltz music, and to vary the number of steps per bar throughout the song.


Did someone say it was illegal to Waltz in the Eastern part of Oahu?

The Viennese custom is to slightly anticipate the second beat, which conveys a faster, lighter rhythm, and also breaks of the phrase. The younger Strauss would sometimes break up the one-two-three of the melody with a one-two pattern in the accompaniment along with other rhythms, maintaining the 3/4 time while causing the dancers to dance a two-step waltz, a chasse.

The metronome speed for a full bar varies between 60 and 70, with the waltzes of the first Strauss often played faster than those of his sons. The modern Viennese Waltz has few step patterns because of its speed but the Latin Waltz have many because of the two different basic step patterns.

Ten of the top Waltzes danced throughout the World.

1. An der schönen blauen Donau
(On the Beautiful Blue Danube

2. Coppélia, Act 3: Valse des heures
(Waltz of the Hours)

3. Waltz No. 1 in D-Flat Major, Op. 64,
"Minute Waltz"

4. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66,
Act 1: VI. Waltz

5. Les Patineurs Valse (The Skater's Waltz),
Op. 183

"The Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner
Anyone every hear this one?

6. The Nutcracker,
Op. 71a: XIV. Waltz of the Flowers

7. Waltz in E-Flat Major,
Op. 18, "Grande Valse Brilliante"

8. Swan Lake, Ballet Suite, Op. 20: II.

9. Valse Triste, Op. 44

10. Mephisto Waltz No. 1,

When the Latin Nightclub is established in the East or the West  side of Oahu they will play the Latin Waltz and most of it will be danced in a chasse. (Viennese style.)


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Thinking Dance

Vertical and Lateral Thinking

These terms were coined by the theoretician Edward de Bono who wrote:

  • Vertical thinking is selective, lateral thinking is generative.
  • Vertical thinking selects a pathway by excluding other pathways (leading to the jokes about "illegal moves" in strictly ballroom dance).  Lateral thinking does not restrict, but seeks to open up new pathways.
  • Correctness is what matters in vertical thinking.  Richness is what matters in lateral thinking.
  • Vertical thinking moves only if there are directions on how to move.  Lateral thinking moves in order to generate directions.
  • Vertical thinking depends heavily on the rigidity of definitions.  It often depends on identifying something as a member of some class or excluding it from that class. (Our Rootzi-Tootzis)  If something is given a label or put into a class, it is supposed to stay there.  With lateral thinking, classifications and categories are not fixed pigeonholes, but signposts to help navigation.
  • Lateral thinking welcomes chance intrusions.  With lateral thinking one welcomes outside influences for their provocative action.
Welcoming chance intrusions is one of the fundamental components of creative thinking.  Lateral-thinking dancers see differences from what they expected to happen as opportunities, not mistakes.


Any dancers over in that part of the Island?


"Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health - it rusts your spirit and your hips."
~ Adabella Radici

In his study of American politics, historian Alexis de Tocqueville praised the openness of our democratic system, but warned that "There will come a time when the rich and powerful try to kick the door closed."

We've seen it happening this year in Honolulu. The steel-toed boots of special interests like the Rail Crisis Party, Caldwell, PRP and Boylan are working hard to kick that door shut, inch by inch. That door could be kicked shut, nailed closed and bricked-in by this time next year and the only force that can stop them is you.

"I Can Dream, Can't I?" by the Andrews Sisters

Pub's Side Note: Not too many interested in blogging over on this side of town. I will have to try the odder side. East Ko'olau Blog and Oahu East moving very slowly. But not yet in the search engines, another month may do it. Who knows? With a new Guest Author, new clubs, new people, new places to dance and out of the way of the Rail Tragedy, the place will be jimping in no time.


Saturday, May 18, 2013

HBDA-Ohana NIght.

Lot of computer troubles so I have to go into town, but nothing like combining it with a little fun. So I made plans to go to the Ohana Night of HBDA.

"Some people manage by the book, even though they don't know
who wrote the book or even what book."

Got ready for the excursion and was at bus stop on time. I had to take the bike to hang the computer on one side of the handlebars and my Gadget Case on the other side. Unfortunately, it was late and then I just missed the #13 bus so I went all the way to Ala Moana and waited for the next bus going to Waikiki. Wow, the Rail Tragedy people are still screwing up the buses terribly. So we are losing tourists. Gotta pay for the Rail Mistake.


Fortunately there was a good crowd accumulating at the Palladium and it was looking good. Very nice Kaneohe people at the reception table along with rotating instructors Mel Cabat and Susan Masumoto. And got my first picture.


Nancy, Wayne, Kathy, Susan and Mel. Got a quote but no name.

Set up the trial for getting the Internet on my laptop computer and they took to it very nicely. I wanted a quote and they gave me one, but no quotable person. Something about an Anniversary Ball, perhaps someone will send us the poster. Slowly we are getting social media here. Then Paul and Charlene came in and Charlene was able to get their poster emailed to me, so that I could include it in a blog. and this is a good a place as any. I will also post it in the next East Ko'olau Blog for the Kaneohe chapter people.


Mahalo, Charlene.

My computer Guru came in and I gave him the computer that needs fixing. And that was my first reason for going into town. Also seeing so many good friends.


There was still plenty of room. Dis Da Place to Practice.

Then Calvin and Debra came in and I was certainly glad to see them. I gave him the postcards and see if he can find something to do with them. Their group has a nice little place to practice Diamondhead side and away from the Creative Researchers And Producers favorite section.

"Save The Last Dance For Me" by Englebert Humperdinck

I danced one more dance then it was time to go and get the last "country" bus going to Waianae. Anyone wishing to add something, just email me and I will put it in. This is a blog.

In my rush to get everything ready, I forgot my booze. So I bought a large can at Walgreens, and by time we got on the freeway the world was looking nice. It did very nicely all the way to Nanakuli and looking at my music vids on my laptop.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Agonizing Reappraisel

Oahu West and Central Valley have plenty doing but most feel that it should be private and I think we should respect. I have tried repeatedly with little effect. So I have now introduced the new blog Oahu East to see if I can arouse some interest on that side of town to our kind of dancing and willing to share with their fellow reader/dancers.

“Please note, people occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them
pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”

Actually we started another one for the Windward Shore a month ago. East Ko'olau Blog. It seems to be arousing some interest. Hopefully we can get a few contributors of information and photos that would be of interest to the readers.

For some reason Sea Country on the Waianae Coast is doing very well in hits. Perhaps we will be lucky there and get a contributor of info and photos. That will swing it head and shoulders over all the other blogs.

"Sh-Boom, (Life Could Be A Dream)" by the Crew Cuts

The dance blog Honolulu Dance Guide is firmly in first place with over 120 average hits per day. Town Dancer is second with over 110 hits. Web site, 70s Nightclub Reunion is third, with Rock And Jazz Hawaii coming in fourth. Town Dancer use to be in first place for so long but still losing hits.

I am hoping some one in our gang will look into these social dance sites and perhaps use some of their ideas in our blogs. Whatever our readers will like. For now the simplest solution is the addition of a Guest Author in whatever blog they choose and blogging whatever they like. The important thing is their honest opinion. That is the value in our kind of blogging.

At the UH West Oahu Graffiti Board: E = MC2     and Below:

Good Albert. Next time please submit your work papers.