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

Brazil

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

Wow!

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.