Friday, December 14, 2018

Politics 99

Michael Cohen gets three years in prison for partially cooperating with authorities. Sounds like there are more convictions coming from the most crooked administration that has ever been in the White House, since the beginning of time. Hear that Donald J. Trump!! That's number 16! Ivanka will be 17! Jared 18. Donnie Jr. 19 and you will be at last number 20!

Cohen's comments are telling:
"I have been living in a personal and mental incarceration ever since the day that I accepted the offer to work for a real estate mogul whose business acumen I deeply admired," Cohen said. “Today is one of the most meaningful days of my life,” Cohen continued. ”The irony is that today I get my freedom back.” And he is going to jail for three years.

Mueller has been our only hope, and Trump is spending millions to try to stop him. The Senate has been bought and the Supreme Court is not so supreme any more. Democracy has been cancelled. Voting will be illegal. The GOP and the NRA will make the new rules.


In the beginning twenty years ago, my ideal was to get over 10 hits per day. Most Web sites were averaging about 7 or 8 hits per day. When I went past it to eleven hits, I was elated, then much later when I got my next blog it took a little while longer but it went into the teen hits per day. At present, any new blog must get over 20 hits per day or I will think about it. As far as I am concerned the only way is "up." The reader/dancers will make the ultimate decisions. Just gotta work it.

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho


Honolulu is pretty covered by Web and Blog sites. Many think "instead of," whereas some are learning "in addition to." You can have a newsletter and have newspaper advertising if you wish to have an addition to. Or you can have usual newspaper advertising and have magazine advertising in addition to. I will try to get as many as I can close to Mililani if I have to go there personally to blog'em. The Handi Van has been super, just cost two dollars per trip. Kapolei, the Waianae Coast and the North Shore will come around I hope. It is still Oahu.

“Many social dancers were afraid of the dance once, too. But they learned to listen
to the music, embrace the dance and the mistakes they would make."

Friday, December 7, 2018

Must Go in 2019

This blog is solidifying its position as my best blog. I am therefore planning on getting rid of it first. I need photo contributors to begin. It is the easiest contribution to the blog and very much appreciated by everyone and no commitments. The next step is a little dance information that can go with the photo. Taking of the photos - Two people is better than one - three is better than two. But the photographer makes the ultimate decision.

“Social dancers may think of the great music and dance that
spring forth from our aspiring to a life beyond death."


Then the decision by the possible Guest Blogger comes, still with no fixed commitment and they will know when they are ready. They can have their own blog within the blog. There are several reasons why dancers have turned to blogging. Blogging provides a friendly and easy way to keep your fellow dancers and even teachers up-to-date on what's going on. Spread the word about new deals, and provide tips. The more dancers come to dance blogs, the more likely they are to take classes and attend socials.

"Born in the U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen (1984)


A blog allows you to build trust and rapport with your prospects. building your expertise and credibility. And there is feedback because people can post comments and interact with you, they can get to know you, and hopefully, will trust you enough to keep reading. 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 can go through the ceiling. Real Social Media is much different than anything we have come across before. We have a ways to  go.

"Of the dancers, by the dancers and for the dancers" All the dancers?
Of course not, they do not all want to be involved and we must respect."

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Night Club Scene, 2019

December looks like it is going howl in the Honolulu Night Clubs. Rumfire Waikiki, Suzie Wong’s Hideaway, Salsamor at District Nightclub, The District Nightclub, Ginza Night Club, Addiction Nightclub, Nextdoor, Artistry Honolulu, Hot Salsa Dance Co. to name a few, none of which I have personally visited. The action use to stop at Chinatown but now it seems to be overflowing to Kalihi. And I have always tried to kindle a little fire in the thinking of our readers with the possibilities of a new Dancing Night Club in the outskirts of Oahu.

"Social dancers know that they are not clones. They dance their own way because
there is only one of them, in all time, and their expression is unique.
If they block it, it will never exist through any other medium."


Slowly the night club entrepreneurs in Hawaii are having an understanding that these dancing people are not inclined to drink to get drunk. If they drink alcoholic beverages it is in moderation. So the cover must go up and they must sell non-alcoholic drinks. Dancers will always be thirsty. Some places on the Mainland have such fancy juice bars that they come close to liquor profits. Some have mentioned $10 cover charge. But, whatever, there will not be a need to make "Big" profits in drink and the drinks offered can be at good prices for the consumers.

"The Tennessee Waltz" by Janis Page

Bars on Oahu are mostly about a wide collection of alcoholic blends and spirits and attract a relatively younger crowd than the lounges at the hotels. A bar characteristically plays loud music, sells drinks and serves some (finger or chopstick) food or no food at all. It becomes more upscale when a dance floor is installed to make it a night club. However a ten by ten is not a dance floor. Night Clubs on Oahu are generally larger because the dance floor is larger.


The customers dance, but dance more with DJ non-stop, up to date music and they are usually younger dancers. The intermissions in live music allow many people at the tables to socialize, talking and mingling. They will definitely have older, more experienced dancers with an appreciation of the classics. Some have acquired well-known entertainers to play the music for the night.  It is a considerable measure louder and a great deal more stunning as contrasted with a bar.There are likewise bunches of comfortable seats, lounge chairs, etc. for individuals to get a feel of venue.

"There are three rules for getting guaranteed hits in a blog.
Unfortunately, no one has been able to tell us what they are."