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.

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.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

We Are Getting Tnere

Good evidence that the amount of blogging has an effect on the hits. I pulled the levers back on all blogs and the results show the results. the hits went down, So I cannot do it all by myself, I am not famous, and from all our past experience, the blogs are all at a plateau.

"Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy."


I am also certain that the biggest key of all is also very prominent in my stats. The Contributing Editors are key. If we get just one more Contributing Editor in each blog, the hits will increase very noticeably and not only in that blog but the entire plateau will lift even if only a small amount. All you have to do is be willing to share a little information and maybe a photo or two. Our blogs cannot exist as a one man show, I have no fame. It must be Social Media and with seven blogs it should be just about right.

"Wooly Bully" By Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs


There are plenty of web sites and other blog sites throughout the islands but no one wants to find out if anyone is reading the material they are posting on the Internet.  Most are fixed items and they have their own reasons and it should be respected, but I have to do something about it on my blogs and for our Reader/dancers. Up to date items should be the most welcome items. A couple photos and it would be a smash hit.


Because one of these blogs will go independent, I should know by the end of the year as to which one it will be. The one with the most Contributing Editors will be it. Simply because the average hits per day will mandate it. Once the blog becomes independent, they will double in hits simply because everyone will know that no one person will be running the show.

"Ei Nei" by Loyal Garnere 

He turned sixty some years back and took  a little ribbing from his wife. Now his wife was turning 60, he thought he would get even. So he told her he had never made love to anyone over 60. She replied, “Oh, I have, and it’s not that great.”

Monday, October 5, 2015

What Snew?

Now I have received the really bad news in the latest Consumer Reports. More than 5 million households experienced some type of abuse on Facebook in the past year, including virus infections, identity theft, and for a million children - bullying.

"Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness,
to pull another hand into the light."

And consumers are at risk in myriad other ways, according to our national State of the Net Survey of 2000 online households conducted earlier this year by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. It will be worse later, they gotcha on their terms and they are not about to let you go. They are beginning to interfere with your computer like Adobe and Microsoft with annoying spam.

"Living on earth may be tough, but it includes a free ride around the sun every year."

I am awfully glad I got out of Facebook. I have been reading too many things bad about them. They have that, "I gotcha sucka." Even if you notify them that you want out, you are still in according to their records. Even if they disable you, you are still in according to their records. Seem a little nasty to me.


Dancers are in unanimous agreement that the Ala Wai Multi-Purpose Recreational Facility has been a huge success for all the users. With the best dance floor ever seen in the Pacific it has been especially appreciated by the International dancers. However it was planned as a Multi Purpose Center and they are stuck with it.

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho


However there are social dancers in other parts of the island and also in the neighbor islands that need a place to dance. The one most needed is the one that was originally planned in Waipio. But of course it was designed too big and the Present Rail Party has appropriated the money and it will never get built. But a good Community Center with a floor 50 by 50 (about 2500 square feet) one fifth of the Palladium, would be perfect any place in the West for Social Dancers which are the bulk of the dancers on this Island.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Competition Dancing

By Ralph Matsushima, Punaluu:

Going back far enough, "winning" might simply mean the result of running faster or quicker if being pursued by some hungry carnivore. As time went on, from the Olympics in Greece to the weekly plethora of sports, thanks to television, millions can feed their craving, albeit vicariously, for this primeval need within our soul, the elation of winning.

"It is hard to believe that people are telling the truth when you know
that you would lie if you were in their place."


As was said all those years during the introduction of the World Wide World of Sports - "The human drama of competition, bringing you the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat." In our modern and complex society, technology has opened vast new areas of further human competitions. Contests of uniquely human skills involving instruments and materials are being constantly being refined and developed.

"Vaya Con Dios" by Les Paul and Mary Ford


"Because Of You" by Tony Bennett

As of this wasn't complicated enough, we even devised a way of having other humans "decide" who was the winner based on their evaluation of a performance or demonstration of skill. Unfortunately it can be tainted. It was really the only way to produce a winner, at least in the minds of the participants and aficionados of such endeavors as diving, ice skating and ... competition dancing.


At one time we had ballroom dancing in the Aloha Games and no one has come up with a good excuse of cancelling the event. It was a good idea to develop the competition spirit among our good amateur ballroom dancers. International events are just fine of course, but we need a local deal somewhere.