Thursday, November 26, 2015

And Down It Goes

Town Dancer now really operating with known controls. Less blogging equals less hits. I may increase the blogging when I get to Pearl City. The big classy dances at the Hotels get the most hits in any blog. Then the lessor ones are at the socials of the Dance Clubs. The drop in hits in our blogosphere is definitely there. Then there are two other control factors. The information contributor and the Guest Author.They will eventually make the difference for all communication with the reader/dancers.

"Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it."

With that in place, I can resign as Administrator and remain as Guest Author just to fill in the gaps while it evolves farther. Then the complete break must happen in order for the blog to have full freedom and they can make their own rules. Meanwhile, the most important people next to the reader/dancers must be recognized. I will have my hands full with the remaining blogs.

Yes, many people are interested and looking. School cafeterias are nice but we cannot change the environment that goes with dancing by too much. So we must find " dance floors" for our environment. When the International people were running things, they had to have a big, big dance floor and the famous Palladium was built. Unfortunately, it had to be designated as a Multi Purpose Facility. As a Dance Center it coulda been a contendah!

"We don't forgive people because we are weak, We forgive them because we are
strong enough to realize that people make mistakes."

Saturday, November 21, 2015


As a very big country of many states, Brazil’s music is regional, with each section (sometimes specific cities) contributing distinct musical genres. Portuguese influences abound in the country’s rich and lyrical poetry, the exquisite melodies, and the instrumentation which included the accordion, guitar and violin families.

"When we make a mistake, we don't look back at it long. We take the reason of the thing into
our minds and then look forward. Mistakes should be lessons of wisdom.
The past cannot be changed but the future is yet in our power."

"Manha De Carnival" por Placido Domingo

Roman Catholic festivals and pageants remain as seasonal events in various regions in Brazil, and the Portuguese sentimental song forms such as the moda and the fado became staple genres. The European influences are not exclusively Portuguese, of course, as Brazil witnessed the arrival of settlers from Germany, Italy, Lebanon and even Japan and China.

"Moliendo Cafe" por Azucar Moreno

The Samba in Brazil is a different dance than what is danced in the European and American sectors. In Brazil it is almost exclusively chassé, and can be danced to slow, medium and fast music. The body gyrations are distinct. of course. in the different modes. You ever do a cross body lead in Samba? May be illegal or "incorrect" but done all the time in Brazilian Samba.

"La Distancia" por Roberto Carlos

In American and European modes, the basics can be quite complicated and were developed by dance teachers in both sides of the Atlantic. The music is usually fast and the dance is usually progressive. The various Hustles in the US developed from the need of the chassé to slower music and which can be done more beautifully using the Brazilian Samba movements.

"In Blogging, the best way to inspire fresh thoughts is to hit the publish button."

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Holding On Nicely

Town Dancer seems to be still there. I will wait until I move to Pearl City and see what develops. Maybe I can get an additional Guest Author. That would definitely do it. This blog has always been a natural, it was just stuck with SOS and the different opinions are what make a good dance blog.

"Denial ain't just a river in Egypt." ~Mark Twain

Losing the Super Ferry was a fiasco that will live for a century. Now the Rail is a fiasco that will live forever. In a city of 4 million, it makes good sense but on Oahu? Dumb Dodos. Of course the millions and millions of dollars in profits that are being made by "our" friends the contractors is a big plus. And the Rail has created over ten millionaires already, and  there are more coming into view. All "our" friends get rich and the public pays. As P.T. Barnum use to say, "There's a sucker born every minute." Of course, he was wrong, on Oahu, it is every second.

"Rags To Riches" By Tony Bennett

Meanwhile there seems to be more interest in dancing around the Island of Oahu, specially Kapolei and the North Shore. Unfortunately they want to "keep the country, country." And we all know what that means, no streets, no sidewalks, less money for schools and definitely no shoe stores. No places to work nearby. And the tourists will see all this and say, "How Quaint."

Dancer's Law No. 32B: Whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


The stats on this blog have been dropping drastically. Of course, I have cut back on all the blogs pending my move to Pearl City. I will be closer to the VA and Tripler hospital. From Nanakuli it requires a full day and not bad when I only went once per month and I could walk. Now from Pearl City it will be a half day only, I must go more often and I am on a walker.

"None have made a greater mistake than those who did nothing because they could do only a little."

I should do something better with these blogs when I am in my new residence. Close by the Pearl City Shopping Center and close to banks and even a couple of bars. Sidewalks and I can get some exercise using my walker. The Community Center is within walking distance and perhaps I can recruit somebody from Pearl City for the blogs.

"Hawaiian Wedding Song" By Melveen Leed

Apparently the Dance Pavilion in Waipio has been cancelled. They need the money for the Rail Disaster. Millions and millions of dollars in profits. There are already over ten new millionaires in the  Present Rail Party. And wrecking the economy is of no consequence to them. They just don't care, they don't have to care. They are the Fat Cats of Honolulu.

"E Le Ka Lei Lei (Beach Party) by Don Ho

The Micros have been somewhat surprising. I am getting some feedback  and I realize that much of the hits are coming from my links in the Micros. I do mainly Word Press using Dancing On Oahu as the title for the blog. From there it is automatically shares posts with Tumblr and Twitter. Facebook is out. No need. And all my Blogs in Blogger are shared with Twitter, Pinterest and Google Plus. That keeps them all in double digit average per day hits.

I have had a pressing need to make Town Dancer an independent blog that is beholden to no one. And of course one in which I no longer have any participation. Those are my rules but independently, they will make their own rules. I can see them back to 67 average hits per day very soon. They could be communicating to the entire Island chain and.setting an example for the rest of us.

Yes the Politician Dance is still there. You take three steps forward and two steps back. Then you do a side step and another side step, then you turn around and face in another direction.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Another Big Change

I have adjusted the blogs again. This time they are going to once per week. The hits will tell me where we are at, now that I plan to leave. I think I should make Richie Fun an administrator same as Calvin Ota, for back up and then phase myself out of it and let them run it the way they wish.

"Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything, it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness."

The blogs will now be a once per week basis. The hits will come down but they will tell me what to do next. I have several months to wind this down, but I wish to do it as good as I can. I have had so many good readers on this Island, it is very gratifying.

"Twist and Shout" By the Beatles

For sure we need more Guest Authors and information contributors for all our blogs. That is information which no one else has, except you and that is what the reader/dancers want to read about in our blogs. And all our readers will know that it is not SOS. It is a win win situation for everyone.

"Maui Waltz by Loyal Garner

From Whine & Noises:
Today is the Tomorrow you worried about Yesterday — I am much too young to be as old as I am — If you can’t convince them, confuse them — This is probably as bad as it can get, but don't count on it. — Sorry, I'm just having a senior moment — Hope is the pillar that holds up the world.

Waipio at one time was designated as the central spot for dancing in West Oahu. They even had programmed a "Dance Pavilion" in the Patsy Mink Recreation Center. Of course, the costs were too much and the City & County gotta give the money to the Present Rail Party.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

It is still there

Amazing how this blog is holding up with everyone supposedly deserting. Of course, the other blogs have been getting some of the hits. The entire blogosphere is improving. I have deleted four blogs and have only seven now. I do little to publicize Town Dancer but I do plenty to publicize the others. If it remains only me, they should even out pretty good. The Information Contributors will make the differences.

"The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough
leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not." 

It took a while but I finally got rid of most of the scam, spam robot hits that were just meaningless hits. Some name changes were made. My entire blogosphere dropped down to almost 140 average hits per day. That is equivalent to about 4200 hits per month which is nice but it should be more. It is now getting closer to 167 which is 5000 hits per month.

"Beautiful, Beautiful Hawaii" by Melveen Leed

For any blog the big difference is in the information contributors, emailed and printed under their own chosen name. This includes photos of your choosing and the whole thing can be posted to the blog of your choosing. The minute you think we are the ones getting the benefit, you lose. But you will also be sure that it is your decision. I offer and you can either take it or leave it. Simple

The contributors of the information will be pleased that they did something good for their fellow dancers. The reader/dancers will be glad to read a viewpoint not available anywhere else. And the blog will be doing good in providing the platform for all this to happen and we will have Social Media. I write this in this blog simply because it has the most readers. It may not remain that way for long and all of the readers will make the decision.

Meanwhile, Dance Fever Oahu has turned out to be just about the best dance web site in Hawaii. They cover much dance information that is unavailable to us. So to get all the dance information, tune in to them. You can just click the link in our side bar. Then there Frank Sierra's two blogs, The Dance Connection and That's Dancing and you can tune into them the same way and for the same reasons.

"The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise" by Les Paul and Mary Ford.

Pub's Note,  A Personal friend would like me to post this. Why not?
Male in Mint Condition; 1935, high mileage, good condition, some hair, many new parts including hip, knee, cornea, valves. Isn't in running condition, but walks and dances well. Lady, shall we dance?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Around This Island

The news is picking up just a little, perhaps with the coming holidays we will get more. Waianae is still thinking about Latin Dancing and I think the best place would at the Best Dance Floor in the West and that is at Waianae District Park. I  don't believe it has ever been used for dancing but what do I know?

"It is possible to give away and become richer. It is also possible
to hold on too tightly and lose everything."

The North Shore looks brighter every day. Of course there are many that wish to stop any actions there. They want everyone to go to Honolulu. The Present Rail Party does not want any kind of job creating Business Parks in the area. (I coulda been home in 20 minutes.) Cholo's Homestyle Mexican is doing just fine with Salsa. And there is another restaurant less that a block away, Luibueno Mexican Seafood that could go Latin Dancing.

 "Young At Heart" By Frank Sinatra

"Music, Music, Music" By Theresa Brewer

The interest in dancing in the Central Valley from Whitmore Village to Kapolei is developing very nicely. Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club has been there a long time. And Dot's In Wahiawa is not doing badly. If I get a place in Wahiawa, I may get around to these places and blog'em. Then Just Tacos has Salsa doing good too and Greg Henry recommends them.

If they build a nice dance pavilion (still in doubt) at the Patsy Mink Recreation Center, 5000 square feet would be good enough. (less than half the size of the Palladium.) Then do not make it into a Multi-Purpose facility. Make it for dancing only. Ballroom, Country, Swing, Tango, Line, Portuguese, Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Vietnamese, South American etc. It would probably require a job of 25 hours a day, 8 days a week, but worth it. Unfortunately, the Present Rail Party wants the money.

Mini-Lesson: A short lesson given during the regular session of dancing at a night function. They may teach a specific new point and sometimes to remedy a common error. Often an extra attraction for the night of dancing.