Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Stumbling Along

Still holding on, many Search Engine hits and robot scam spam hits. It may have to be deleted, the Present Rail Party has done it again. However, some on the city council already realize that the section south of Farrington is the future slum area of Oahu. They want to build low cost housing there. Stands to reason.

"We were all born to make mistakes,
not to parade around in fake perfection."


But all the good territory will be north of the Moanalua Road and the entire area may eventually revive. Meanwhile, Salt Lake and Kalihi are doing well out of the Rail Catastrophe area. Dream To Dance Studio in Palama is going to get to the top. So we can count on a  new Dance Club in the Salt Lake-Kalihi area. And we have plenty  good dancers in that area wanting to avoid downtown Honolulu traffic and the Rail Crisis will make it tough to get to Kapolei.

"Beautiful Kauai" by Don Ho


Remember when the Tea Party was such an honored term? Now, the Republican Attack Dogs have dragged it into the gutter and the garbage dump and stamped "Liar" on it. What about the good honest Republicans in Hawaii? Painted with the same brush. Auwe. Then too, sometimes the Hawaii Free Press looks more like the Republican Attack Dogs.Tough, but the money is great, I know.

"We are all learning to be kinder to each other but sometimes the worst of us gets in there. All we can do is try to be better." 

So What Snew?

“Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world: Unreasonable people persist
in trying to adapt the world to themselves. Therefore, all progress
depends on the unreasonable people. Anybody don't dig that?” 


Yes, I just saw it in a Night Club. A couple of good dancers, (not the best) but good enough to enjoy a good dance on a night club dance floor. It was a Rumba and the man was using the Rock Step and Slow step, and since the band was on the one beat, he would break on the one. Not bad, nice and easy.

 "You're Nothing But A Hound Dog" By Elvis Presley

Then something happened, he changed the rock step, stepping forward on his left foot. he then rocked to his right on his right foot and brought up his left foot to right.  Then he stepped back on his right foot, left foot to the left and and then brought his right foot up to his left. Hey, that is a Fred Astaire Rumba Basic Box Step, done in the quick, quick, slow.And the lady followed him just easy as pie. But then we are lucky that we have some of the best lady followers on the planet right here on Oahu.


"Change is not necessarily good or bad. It's just the way of things.
Nothing stays the same."

In Central America, many who have good rhythm for playing drum beats, can do tricks with their hands to music and all the while keeping up a nice varied beat. Real drums are hard to come by but card board boxes are somewhat easier and easily discarded too. Sort of like rap without words but you can sure get a good drum sound from a card board box.


Not to be denied a place in the sun, the neighbor islands are just beginning to make contact with us. The control seems to be in their Web people and they want it all for themselves. We know they have the dancers, and music is essential, they just could communicate to the rest of Neighbor Islands and we could all be friends.

"Shave Ice" by Loyal Garner

It is so nice that we are gradually getting more information from outside Oahu, for the good of everyone and we are interested mainly in the reader/dancers. Can we share dancing news with each other?

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Holding On

Kokohead Dancing is out and been converted to a weekly blog entitled (what else?) The Dance Blogs. We will attempt to define the dance blogs in Hawaii. They are pretty much the same and could be a little more unique. With one writer that is the hazard of the trade. We need Comments, Two Centers and Guest Authors to make our blogs, really Social Media.

"The truth may not be for all people, it may be
only for those that seek it."


We have a couple studios and some Salsa classes in this territory but they have Web sites and do not consider Blog sites a necessary addition. So we must wait for a new Dance Club or Dance Studio to develop and we can help get them going.

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

The Rail Disaster, of course, has devastated anything in its path. It's the bread, Fred. And  they are making millions and millions of dollars in profits. What is the minimum wage on the rail? About even with doctors and lawyers now. The Fat Cats in Honolulu call this "Easy Money." And who is going to pay for all this? Lucky you.


So we are concentrating on anything north of the Moanalua Road. Far enough away from the horrible noise of the steel wheels on steel rails. It is gonna drive people nuts. The predictions in California now say it will cost ten billion dollars with projected overruns. All this covered up by the Present Rail Party.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Da Blog Begins

Not much news anymore

This blog is slowly going down again and I expect Blogging Hawaii to take it's place, All that Blogging Hawaii needs is some comments, and a few good Two Centers. The average hits per day would surpass Town Dancer. I am the only one blogging on Town Dancers so it stands to reason.

 "All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward."

Not only Blogging Hawaii but in the West, Platinum Horseshoe is moving ahead very nicely and the same thing applies there as in all the blogs. The Comments, Two Centers and the Guest Authors. Then you have real Social Media and we don't got it on Oahu yet. Where?

"Shave Ice" by Loyal Garner

Facebook is still tricky. They still have me on their records but they want to Mickey Mouse me around some way and I am not going to stand for that. They will get 350 million photos today. That is not counting 350 million from yesterday or 350 million from tomorrow. Somebody in South Africa missed one of yours. Ha!

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz


With us it is easy and we are not into photo albums. But our photos are for our people and they are our friends, neighbors, relatives and fellow dancers on the island of Oahu. That is Social Media. Everyone has to judge for themselves and we are all different with different viewpoints. We do not expect clones, and some will have four pics and some will have 40. OK, so we are different, no hu hu.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Amazing

That this blog is still holding up as good as it is. With the Rail Disaster screwing things up, the reader/dancers are worried about other things. A few comments in the blog would help in the feedback.

"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth,
faithfulness the best relationship."

Of course, I am spreading the word on Word Press, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin and Google Plus. I also realize that I am clearly over extended and I am starting to prune every thing I have.

I have just deleted one blog and the total hits on all the blogs are still going up, though slowly. I am now working on Kokohead Dancing blog and it may take a couple months to clean it up and delete it. There could also be a chance of a regular Two Center or Guest Author and that would keep it in for sure.

"I Remember You' by Don Ho

One thing for sure, after 20 years of blogging, I am beginning to see quite clearly, what they do and what they are capable of doing. If I want to contact Oahu dancers, Facebook is not the answer.

They will get 350 million photos today, that is not counting the 350 million they goi yesterday or the 350 million they are going to get tomorrow. They missed the photo you sent in?  Tough.

"The Last Waltz": by Englebert Humpercinck


However, in social media on Oahu, a photo in a well read blog is going to be seen by your friends, neighbors, relatives and many of your fellow dancers. Big, Big difference? Yes, for the better. And whatever you say may be missed in Finland, but very much appreciated at home.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Slowing Down

This blog is still in single digit average per day hits. About 8 average hits per day. It may mean that is was not meant to be. The reader/dancers in the area have pretty much decided already, - the silence has been deafening. We may know by the end of the month.

"It is possible to be the change that we would like to see in our dance world."


For now, the two most indicated for independence are Town Dancer and Platinum Horseshoe. The Information Contributors will definitely decide ;which one will be it. With one hundred average hits per day, I can resign and they are on their own. I have plenty to do with the other blogs. Fortunately we have plenty out there that can do it, they just don't want the commitment that they think is required.


So come and join us in making comments (at end of every blog.) Or in becoming a Two Center or Guest Author in any blog of your choosing. With a few good people you can run any blog way out ahead of any blog out there. And the counters are what tell you what you may need to know.

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner


Of course, they tell everyone else too. But there are too many that think they have arrived because they have their own blog site or web site. It does nothing for you if you don't have hits. This is of growing importance to our reader/dancers and to us the bloggers.  Meanwhile, I will play this blog like the rest of them. Patience, the reader/dancers will make the decision.


"Beautiful Kauai by Don Ho

 The Outskirts of this island is definitely getting more dance interest and there is Salsa on the North Shore. There will be a dance club somewhere on the Waianae Coast but not anything definite yet. And of course, Kapolei still fighting to be second city and the Present Rail Party screwing them all up. The section between Kalealoa Harbor and Kalealoa Airport the da place for entertainment action.

Pub's Side Note: Have you noticed? There seems to be a lot more good Rumba music around. Sounds good - Wot happened?

Saturday, July 18, 2015

What's Up, Doc?

I don't really understand what is going on with these blogs. Now that I deleted one blog, the rest seem to be going up and Town Dancer is in the lead by a lot again. Platinum Horseshoe, Moanalua Corridor and Sea Country are in the second tier. However I expect them to stabilize until we get a Guest Author. That will make a big difference in the hits. So many good honest opinions out there to benefit the reader/dancers.

"We can all be the change we wish to see in this world."
 

"Shave Ice" by Loyal Garner

Meanwhile, dancing is all over the place and many groups are becoming prominent by their presence in Dance Fever Oahu and in Frank Sierra's blogs. They make for good reading and have much information not available to our blogs. So for us it is in the Comments, the Two Centers and the Guest Authors, all representing "feedback," from the reader/dancers.


"Ain't No Big Thing!" by Don Ho

If we focus on this finite group of decision-makers, we actually put ourselves in the best possible position to succeed. Why? Because then we can ask these three most important questions, - What goals are our people trying to achieve? - What opportunities interest them? - What challenges frustrate them? We could have it made in the shade.


"Walk With Me Through Paradise" by Melveen Leed

Since I must get out even if I cannot dance I am now making plans for going at least once per week to some dance function. Take a camera and since I fumble with my hands, someone else must take the pictures. Fortunately, it is point and shoot camera and all they have to do is know where to push the button. I can usually get two or three good photographers and get enough pics. If I get a few lines from someone, it is gingerbread and I can make a nice blog.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Nuttin' Much

The Rail Disaster is really screwing up the works in this seector. And Comments are becoming more valuable on all our blogs and there ain't many there. Comments have usually gone to the Creative Researchers And Producers. And they are well known to embellish the facts

"Be as smart as you can but remember,
it is better to be wise than smart."


We are getting some "street" dancers with a little experience in the Night Club sector and would like to learn more. Kalihi is developing and also the Central Valley with Waikele- Waipio looking better all the time. Mercifully, most of our new definitions will come from our reader/dancers. Because no one will ever know better than "us" what we need for the reader/dancers of our dance community.

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

From Maui Aloha Dancers:
Swing classes are retuning to Maui. We have an 8 week series planned out with both Beginning and Intermediate classes. The Beginner's class is good for anyone who has never danced before (so tell your friends) or for a good review of the basics.

"Twinkle And Shine" by Doris Day

The Intermediate class is about really cool social moves. Lead-able moves for a social dance setting. Just the thing to get primed and ready for our Any Swing Goes! Social Dances. (Next one coming up soon. Watch your email.) For those beginner out there, any thing learned here will do you good.

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

Just saw an old sign by the Present Rail Party. "Save 40 minutes on your trip from Wahiawa with the RAIL" What a laugh, no one thought to look it up. Right now it takes an hour, and when the Rail Crisis is in, it will take an hour and a half. That is new speak for "Rapid Transit." And we all know, it;s the dough, Flo.

Internet difficult

Hard to find anything on Kokohead except hiking trails for tourists. But I am going to find them with the help of some of the residents. They gave me a photo but I really don't know. Anyone?

 "If Plan A does noi work, There are 25 other letters in the alphabet. Stay Cool"


But I do know that they have a District Park, but the dance floor is in doubt. If the local residents can get together, they can have a dance club and place to dance near by without all the humbug of Honolulu Traffic. Specially now, with the Rail Catastrophe, that is due to get worse. Parking in town is expected to go up to $500 per month. Everybody got to pay for the Rail. It is going to be rough for the entire state.


Meanwhile, there are quite a few dancers here and I heard they have a Dance Studio too. Good for them. Close enough for dancers from Hawaii Kai and Waimanalo. And many of them know each other already.

"Mokihana Lullabye" by Loyal Garner 

Town Dancer definitely in first place again and with a little outside feedback they could stay there. But then it amounts to the same method as the other blogs. On Oahu there are plenty of good clubs and plenty of action. Everyone waiting for someone else to share the information and the photos. Fine with me. The reader/dancers should make the decisions.


Monday, July 13, 2015

The Peripherals

The peripherals are the type of independent dances that some dance groups would prefer to dance. Line dancers, Swing dancers, Tango 'Dancers, Salsa Dancers and they have formed their own groups catering to their preferences. The next big Peripheral coming up is the Latin Dancers and what is that?

"We must be brave enough to live life creatively.
The creative place is where no one else has ever been in."


The entire enchilada has been a work in progress for some time. American Latin is not the same as International Latin. Nor is either one of them the same as Night Club Latin. So somebody has to state their opinion and we have ours which most likely will differ from yours. It has been mostly centered on the American Style of dance by the social dancers and the night  club dancers and those two are fusing very nicely.


For the most basic we have the Rumba which began the whole smash about one hundred years back. It definitely was not a fad dance. Then came the Tango and the Samba and accepted very nicely, but much too professionalized. Meanwhile in Latin America they had developed several different Waltzes and the rest of the world ignored them. After WWII, the Cha Cha Cha came in followed by the Mambo and that along with Merengue became the standard Latin dances world wide.


It should provide a good basis for the coming Latin Scene. The fusion and standardization of lead and follow, will make some terrific dancing. On Oahu specially because they have discover the magic of the oldies but goodies in Latin more than others. One out of a hundred is a classic. But there are ten thousand classic Latin songs out there just waiting to be danced to.

Friday, July 10, 2015

We do not know

So what is going on with these blogs? I am having a better idea but I do not really know, The hits have been staying up but only due to much Search Engine stuff. Never been done before? Of course not. But some of our reader/dancers have already come to the conclusion that no one has ever done blogs our way, ever! Sounds reasonable to me. What is Social Media? Anyone out there an expert?

"Life can be like the ocean, it can be calm and it can be still. It can also be rough or rigid. but at the end it was always beautiful."


The residents in the sector have not lost hope and realize that it may take 30 years to recover from the Rail  Disaster. And those in Kapolei are regaining their confidence in the creation of Second City. They want to live, work and play in their own kuleana. The Business Parks are the most need item. They coulda been home in 20 minutes.


I am very sure that we will make our own definitions of our dance scene in the West as we go along, blissfully unaware of the fact that we may be wrong. The only way we will know is if we can get comments and Two Centers to contribute their two cents. We can promote blue and everyone might  tell us that it should be green. We move slowly.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

Meanwhile possible dancing will be north of Moanalua Road. Just keep away from the future slum section which will be in Rail Calamity Area. If you have the interest, tune into Richie Fun blogging in Dancing Nights blog.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Definite Progress

We are making good headway already. It seems to be just about right at nine blogs, though not quite sure yet. More likely is that when we get more comments and Two Center information the hits may double. They are the answer to our blog problems. And then, "Laissez les bons temps roulez."

"Normality is a nice paved comfortable road to walk on, but no flowers will ever grow on it."


It is still mostly my blogging. And in blogging it is regarded as SOS. (same old shit) So I say green, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and you come along the next Monday with Blue, You are definitely not SOS and the hits go through the ceiling. The Comments, Two Centers and Guest Authors with their different honest opinions will make us Social Media.


Tune in on Richie Fun in Dancing Nights blog. Now, that is blogging but we do not ask for clones. Each should do their own thing in their own way. Your blog becomes your blog within the larger blog. You can also tune into Dance Fever Oahu, a Web site and Frank has two blog sites.  They have much dance information that is not available to us.


I chose to enable comments on all our blogs and visitors will have the option to respond to our published posts. Single-level comments will always be displayed chronologically. Unfortunately, our reader/dancers are not accustomed to talking back. They have had mostly regular advertising for decades. They have had newsletters and late in the last century they got Web sites. None of them ask for feedback. Comments? Anyone?

Dance is moving to music.

On the Mainland they now have The Exercise To Music Instructor Certificate.  The course is jam packed with the latest choreography and training techniques so that anyone can teach fun and exciting group exercise classes to all ability levels.

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while,
you could miss it."

Anyone can gain all the practical skills and confidence they  need to plan and teach group exercise classes. They will learn how to add choreography to your routines allowing you to add creativity to your classes, meaning your customers are never bored of their routines.


"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

This can be fun like ballroom, line,  swing or tango dancing. As long as you are moving to your preferred music it will be enjoyable. There are an increasing number of fitness centers from Kaimuki to Enchanted Lake. They all have exercising to music and you never need a partner. That is where social dancing comes in. What is social dancing. Aha!


Of course, you may want to get more information which is natural and you have much information in our blogs. You can check in on Richie Fun blogging in Dancing Nights blog. A very good example of communication with our friends. And clones we do not need, just an honest opinion. You can also check in on Dance Fever Oahu, a web site and Frank has two blogs on dancing both of which have information that is not available to us.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

In Doubt

We had nine dance blogs and one is due to be deleted this month for having single digit average hits per day. Never got over Nine. Blogger keeps it on hold for ninety days then it is gone forever. That will leave us eight dance blogs and most of them are improving slightly except one. This One and it is understandable. What had been one of the best liked areas on this island and the second most populated and progressive area is now at a stand still.

 "We may look back on life and realize that every time we thought
we were being rejected from something good, we were actually
being re-directed to something better."


The Rail Catastrophe is taking its toll. The traffic in the area is worse than ever. And the ivory towers are shoveling the money into their safes. It has always been called "Easy Money." Property taxes are already on the way up and we all know what it will do to the rents. Perhaps they can do something about developing north of Moanalua Road and be far enough from the noise and clutter of the Rail Calamity. The area that will be known island wide as the slum area of Hawaii. The homeless already are aware of this. No need to find a place for them. They know.


Otherwise as far as dancing goes, this area belongs to someone else and this blog may be the one to go next. The reader/dancers will decide it. On all our blogs, it has been shown by the latest studies that visuals have the tendency to increase user engagement on blogs. We need to include as many visual attractions as possible to promote your content mainly photos of our people and other graphics.


"I Remember You" by Don Ho

We shall try to personalized the blogs more by promoting the commentary at the end of each blog. Our reader/dancers have never been accustomed to talking back. From there it is only a skip and jump to being a regular Two Center, contributing info and photos for the benefit of the reader/dancers.