Thursday, December 6, 2018

New Readership, dancers

Waianae seems to be the perfect place for a new dance club dedicated to the social dancer only, Most of it based on the American Style of dance syllabi and with the introduction of some peripheral dances, such as Bachata, Salsa and the Latin Waltz. With a DJ that will play Latin music to Latin dances. Unfortunately, the rulers of this islands have kept Waianae and the North Shore separated for their own money making deals in town.

"Social dancers feel that every detail of the music, is like there is something
in them that responds to the rhythm in a way that only they can."


The North Shore is showing some interest in music and dance. Cholos Homestyle is leading the way. The others have some good sporatic musical presentations but they don't last long. Honolulu turned down the building a new tract of houses on the North Shore as something about "Agricultural Lands" which have never been used for Agriculture in 5000 years. Paradise is close at hand when people can live, work and play in their own kuliana. No - they gotta make you deal with Honolulu. Honolulu gotta make the Big Bucks.

"Under Pressure" by Queen and David Bowie (1981)


Anyway, nice to know that Line Dancing is holding on very nicely in spite of the lack of interest from the men dancers. You don't have to have a gun in holster for a man to dance. Makaha and Kapolei but has mostly women. I just read that is against the law for men to dance Line Dancing and it may be close to a ten year sentence, I don't know. But what the hell we are going to find out what we can do. And in our social dancing we can see some very good "men" line dancers.

 “Social dancers know that they should stop doing what is easy or popular -
and start doing what is right.” 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

The West Shore

The Rail Disaster is forcing a lot of people to see what a mess it is going to be. Most every one is gradually becoming aware of what the Rail Catastrophe is already doing to the citizens and businesses along the way. They haven't come across the noise yet and it will be unbearable. This is only the beginning but the Present Rail Party is already raking in millions and millions of dollars.

"Complaining about yesterday will not make make tomorrow any better.
But we can work at it and make it better that way."


But the residents of Kapolei are not that dumb and things are beginning to evolve - the South West Shore of Oahu. The geographical name, Ka lae loa, means "long point" in Hawaiian and is the native name for what is now called Barbers Point on O Ľahu. The area was known as Barbers Point because Captain Henry Barber wrecked his ship on a coral shoal at this location on October 31, 1796.


Barber's Point at Kalealoa, harbor now in second place to Honolulu.
Will become even more prominent in the near future.

But the whole area is now being looked over for development. The Kalealoa Airport is already in and functioning nicely. The Affordable Hotel is in the plans. More Dance Clubs will begin to form in the entire area. The Cocktail Lounges are looking at live music and dancing at Kalealoa. And now the possibility of Boat Passenger Service, Barber's Point - Honolulu.


Bike Racks, I don't know.

We all know of what they tried before and the Ivory Towers just never had a clue. The users had a choice. The buses were providing good service. Some people living in Makaha were leaving their cars home and taking the express buses to town. Much easier than taking a feeder bus to the boat station and then waiting for the boat to go to Honolulu. No one mentions Rapid Transit anymore because it is going take longer.

"Stranger In Paradise" by Tony Bennett


Now, the Present Rail Party is not about to give anyone a choice. Either it is the Rail Disaster or you hit the road, Jack. The same feeder bus humbug to get to the Rail Stations. Gotta do sum teeng! It may get easier to get to the boat station than the Rail station. Once on the boat it is non-stop to Honolulu. Whatevah, everyone is going to avoid that Rail Mess like poison. Rapid Transit it is not, that was part of the con job.

"For the Social Dancer, dance while you can - dance, for the figure is
easy, the tune is catching and will not stop - dance till the stars
come down from the rafters - dance, dance till you drop.”