Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Night Club Trend in West Oahu

Most every night clubber on Oahu knows the weekend in Honolulu. The traffic is bad and with the Rail Crisis it is going from bad to worse. The residents that have lived in West Oahu for a while are gettin very interested in a little night life and entertainment close by. Dot's in Wahiawa and Just Tacos in Mililani are doing just fine. Gonna be more? You bet. "I coulda been home in 20 minutes." Takes 20 minutes to get out of the parking area in Waikiki.

"Social Dancers still believe that no matter how good or bad your life is,
wake up each morning and be thankful that you still have one."

There is a need for a place to dance in this area. Yeah, but where? In my opinion, Kapolei as second city should be but the Present Rail Party is doing every thing it can to stifle second city. Every thing should be done in town. Don't use the car take the Rail. Yeah man. They are trying to stop the Robot taxis too. And the new Dance Clubs or New Night Clubs will find it easier to understand blogging. The communication of information in West Oahu to possible new clients and the facility of getting instant feedback for everyone's benefit.

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges

We could understand that the dancers in the West Oahu are interested in music and dancing first. They would like to get mellow but getting drunk is the farthest thing from their minds, perhaps even less than those in town. Most drink only occasionally, they never get into trouble because of alcohol and they don’t do or say things they regret while drinking. Just ordinary social dancers and social drinkers. It should not be a surprise to anyone.

"Contigo A La Distancia"
por Lucho Gatica

Then there is the subject of dance floors, mainly the size. Most social dancers can dance on cement if they have to but they like more room to move the way they want to. Bigger than a two car garage. Not many in the upper strata seem to understand this. But it makes a difference for the social dancers, even the new learning clodhoppers. That is one of the things that makes studios such an attractive place to dance, the nice spacious floors. But again our readers are becoming more akamai every day.

"Social Dancers are not sure if they are happier the more they dance
or if the more they dance, the happier they are."

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Rail Crisis

Many saw it from the beginning as a Disaster.  Caldwell and the Present Rail Party touted Rapid Transit and conned a lot people. They spent ten million dollars lying about Cayetano. Ben won 100 thousand dollars in court later but he had already lost the election because of those that believed the lies. Nobody mentions Rapid Transit anymore. Most people know that it was not a misnomer, it was a deliberate lie. And does anyone know what happened to the first five billion? Heh Heh

 We coulda got 1000 of these babies for less than one billion.

Anybody in Makaha can get the #93 express bus even right now at 6:00 am and get to Honolulu Hale by 7:30 am. And most everyone on this island knows that the Rail Catastrophe will never be able to beat that - ever. It is made with 21 stops, and there is no way in hell that they are going to make it in 21 minutes. I don't care how fast it can go. Lies and more lies. Millions and millions of dollars being made daily. Send good money after bad? You cannot do anything about it? You are stuck with it?

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

Beautiful Business Parks vetoed by the Present Rail Party, Waianae, Kapolei,
Mililani, North Shore. Thousands would be missing from the freeways to
Honolulu Traffic Jams. And "I coulda been home in 20 minutes."

Caldwell's original estimate was 3 billion dollars and go all the way to UH Manoa. It went quickly to 5 billion right after the election and shortened to Ala Moana Center. Estimates quickly rose, to 6 billion to 7, then 8, 9 and in 2016 it came to light, that it would go to 10 billion dollars. Transportation sources in Los Angeles in 2017 predict it will go to 15 billion. The Present Rail Party is crying all the way to the bank. The "Gravy Train as it is now called in Honolulu Hale goes by another name with the Present Rail Party. "Easy Money" millions and millions of dollars, specially now that the neighbor islands will have to pay for the Rail Fiasco too.

P.T. Barnum once said, "There is a sucker born every minute." The Present Rail Party says "He was wrong, in Hawaii, it is every second."

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Day Dancing too?

As Web sites continue to recede in the background, blogs are also forcing change on the world of the Micro social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Google plus, Pinterest, Tumblr. All of which I share my blogger Blogs with. In Hawaii, the "Blog" is coming more into the forefront of social media. And this particular blog is dedicated to dancing in evenings in Night Clubs on Oahu. Of course, it cannot be too much of a specialty.

"Social Dancers know that they dance to express, not to impress."

On the Mainland, blogging too has also continued to evolve from a leisure activity that many had engaged in to share a passion or record their personal hopes and dreams. Now much of it has gone towards a legitimate career choice for talented content creators. While "blogging" might have only been entered on a resume under "Hobbies and Interest" in 2007, in 2017 it is just as likely to be found under "Work Experience" on the same document.

"Stranger In Paradise" by Tony Bennett

So as social media on Oahu, we should include any items on the social dance scene, wherever it happens. And the increased readership will demand it. We may have an announcement of a coming attraction but it pales with what happened at the shindig. A nice description of the affair and plenty of photos to flesh it out. Now that will be our blogging. Feedback, the comments, very important and of course, the information contributors. Just email it in.

"Listen to the right people and ignore the wrong ones. People that doubt you,
hate you and judge you are never worth your time or attention."

Monday, May 15, 2017

Next Month

A little trouble here, my phone and Internet giving me a hard time. The phone company should be here by Wednesday, they may expedite. Meanwhile I must be doubly careful. If I fall, I have no phone to 911. Finally got a nice poster from Yanna in JPEG format and that is easy as pie to handle.

Alma Latino Caliente Salsa Night
Saturday May 20th 7:30-11:30pm

Latin Social night ( salsa, merengue, bachata, rumbas ……)
B.Y.O.B soft drinks complimentary, admission $10 per person

Please join us on Saturday June 3rd for Annual Anniversary Celebration
of Aloha Dancesport Center - see poster for details

Divino Ritmo Dance,LLC
350 Ward ave 2nd floor, Honolulu

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges

"Social Dancers know that dance is the joy of movement
to your favorite song and the heart of life."

Friday, May 12, 2017

Recorded Music

By Sylvester Wong, Makaha
Today's live performances can be "augmented" with samples and pitch-corrected Auto Tuned vocals. The rhythm section might have a "click track" in their in-ear monitors to help them stay at the right tempo. Still, you hear a complete, beginning-to-end performance at a concert. That won't make it great, but there is at least some connection between the band and the audience. Even so, on Oahu, looking back I've gotten a lot more pleasure from recorded than live music; it's not even close.

"Social Dancers know that strong people don't put others down - they lift them up."

When I put the question "how is recorded music better than live?" My Twitter friends say things like, "Never heard a live concert on an airplane," "Recorded music doesn't have to include annoying people sitting in front, behind and beside me," and "A lot of rock music today is way too loud at live venues, so I'd say having a volume control is a bonus." And my favorite comment, "I have been to live events where the listening position and acoustics were such that I might as well have been sitting in a bathroom stall or an iceberg somewhere off the coast of Greenland."

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

At their best, albums and songs are works of art; and concerts have great performances. Too bad concerts by major bands are really expensive, but you can usually hear the band's recordings for free on the Internet. It's no wonder we relate to live and recorded music in very different ways. Oh, and the one other huge advantage of recorded music is that it lets us hear bands and musicians that are no longer with us. What do you think? Is recorded music better than live music? When we come right down to it, we can enjoy da bodda dem.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

Received a very nice poster from from a good client however it was all Mickey Mouse. A selling ploy and to get the poster, you would have to try the trial version of their program. Meanwhile the poster would have their watermark name on it. For 20 years I have received and posted graphics in my blog, mostly in JPEG format. Easy as pie, just copy and paste. Not these, - a royal headache. Please folks, we want to help, but not if you make it difficult. Mahalo. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Nite Clubbing Anyone?

A small problem we seem to be having is that many of the Social dancers in this area seem to dance in a type of learned behavior way, meaning, when they hear the song, they know, "Hey, I am supposed to Foxtrot to this." Most is learned in the social dance clubs which certainly help a lot of people. Not everyone is a "Rhythm" expert, but we could understand that they are all friendly people and willing to help others have fun. More of us seem to have the acceptance of other dance styles. Even if they are not part and parcel of our dance floor style. We are all moving to the music being played. We enjoy, let them enjoy.

"Social Dancers seem to know that the more they learn
what they are about, the better the results shall be."

Yes, blogging is entertainment. It is performance. Each blog post can be a show, sometimes an opera, sometimes a 30 second commercial. Like a show, it may start with a bang, lead you along from song to song, have a great climatic moment, then leave the audience wanting more. Platinum Horseshoe blog is still leading the pack. When we get a club in Kapolei and another in Waianae we will have the hits going through the roof.

"Girl From Ipanema" by Astrud Gilberto

At present the biggest need for all the blogs is feedback. There is room for comments at the end of each blog, requiring only your name or pen name. Anonymous is not accepted. That may lead to being an information contributor (Two Center.) Emailing much more information to share. From there, it is just skip and a jump to be a guest author.

"Fly Me To The Moon"
by Jimmy Borges

Whatever blog, there will be no stopping them, once they decide to become independent, they will rule the waves. And there may be a lady out there with the women's point of view, that could share some dance news with our reader/dancers. The diversity of opinion is the secret, so I have work to do to communicate the fact. If I work it right, I will lose my best blogs which will become independent of me and I will keep the junk blogs to the end.

"Social Dancers learn that their actions do affect other people. So they
are careful what they say and do, it's not always about them."

Friday, May 5, 2017

Robot Cars.

Night Clubbing in 2020:
You get in your robot car and turn the key on and the speaker says. "Nice to see you, sir." You say, "Hi Robby, Ellen's house please."  Robby replies, "Right on boss."  The car starts, opens the garage doors and gets out on the driveway and closes the garage doors. Stops for a second to make sure it is safe, gets on the street and makes it way to the freeway. But that is a time for a while down the road, the car is too expensive at the moment.

"The truest expression of the people of Oahu is in their dance and their music.
The diversity is enormous and accepted by most."

Meanwhile, at present, the self driving cabs are working in the US, Europe and Asia very nicely. And in spite of the Present Rail Party, Uber may have a trial here by the end of the year. If you live in Aiea, you could call Uber and give them your address and the cab could pick you up and already know your destination in town. There are various easy methods of payment but the price will still be less because no driver.

Then of course, next year comes the self driving Bus. Ten passengers to begin but they will pick you up at house and take you right to your location. And the Present Rail Party knows that the Rail Disaster is already obsolete. The "Gravy Train" may no longer be the "Easy Money" that so many were counting on. Caldwell is now a multi millionaire and Grabauskas came with nothing and left a multi millionaire. On the mainland he tells them that in Hawaii, it is like taking candy from a baby. Easy Money. The property owners are rich and can afford it.

Ten passengers to begin with but new tests are for 20 passengers.
And no one knows what happened to the first five Billion that they thought was all that was needed for the Rail Disaster. Went to ten million and now headed for fifteen billion dollars. In California, they say it will go to 20 Billion dollars and the neighbor islands will have to pay too. "Easy Money." Big pay offs all over the place, but I find no mention of the "Tenners." The Present Rail Party will be making millions and millions of dollars in profits. And who gonna pay? Guess! Lucky You. Heh Heh.

"Social Dancers do not look at their feet to see if they are doing it right,
they just listen to the music and let the feet go as they may."