Thursday 3 – 107.9 KOOL GOLD

… still wrapping up my taxes.  Next year I’ll start working on them earlier.  (yeah, right!)


Mike Tabura – 107.9 FM Kool Gold’s mid-day personality (10:00AM – 2:00PM) always plugs the MLC blog on his show – and I am very grateful to Mike (Thanks Mike!) – so, I thought I ‘d return the favor and use some questions he posted on the 107.9 Kool Gold Facebook page.  btw, if you’re on FB, please “like” the 107.9 KOOL GOLD facebook page.


So here are the 107.9 KOOL GOLD Thursday-3 questions:

  1. What decade had the best music?
  2. What instrument is the sexiest?
  3. If you could be in a band, which role would you choose?


Okay, you know the drill.  Here’s my replies:


  1. What decade had the best music?
    Me, I have to say the 70’s.  But then again, I wasn’t listening to the radio back in the 60’s so I can’t really rule out the 60’s.  I’d like to compromise and say from 1965 to 1975.
  2. What instrument is the sexiest?
    Hands down, the saxophone.  To me, anyway.  There’s just something about the sound of the sax, and how the notes blend into each other.  It’s so “smooth” sounding.
  3. If you could be in a band, which role would you choose?
    Guitarist.  Didn’t even have to think about this one.  Just to dress up and look cool while strutting around the stage like Keith Richards.  Or wailing your guitar like Eddie Van Halen.  Or rockin’ out in a frenzy like Angus Young (maybe in my younger days).


Okay, your turn to answer the questions.  And remember – don’t hesitate to share any stories relating to the topic.  Or even answering the questions more than once.  And if you get a chance, check out Mike Tabura on 107.9 FM mid-days on Mon-Fri.  Especially during the 11:00 hour when he “reminisces” like we do here on MLC.


Thanks for the shout-outs Mike!



This weekend!  Not sure if I’m going yet.  But stop me if you see me there.

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78 Responses to “Thursday 3 – 107.9 KOOL GOLD”

  1. Lowtone123 says:

    1.What decade had the best music? Definitely the 70’s. The 80’S comes in a close second.
    2.What instrument is the sexiest? Saxophone.
    3.If you could be in a band, which role would you choose?
    Saxophonist. Nah, just kidding. I played the bass guitar in a band many years ago but secretly wanted to play drums. Never could master the hand-foot coordination thing.

  2. 1oldfut says:

    -A pretty eclectic mix of music you have there! As a matter of fact I’ve been having a “midlife-something” and have been trying to re-learn some of those old Dokken Tunes. Hair+makeup bad, music not so. Lynch still is an amazing player and has aged well. As far as decade, I would say the late 70’s into the mid-to-late eighties for one of the pivotal changes in music history, the punk/new- wave/metal evolution. Of course it couldn’t have happened without the 60’s, or the 50’s for that matter. I love ALL music, but that’s just what I grew up with…
    – Gotta give it to the guitar.
    -If I could play as well as I fantasized I could, I would play
    rythym/lead. In reality I would probably breaking down/sweeping up….

  3. Mark Shelby says:

    I think I shared this in another thread…..

    But it needs to be here too.

    Santana – Soul Sacrifice 1969 “Woodstock” Live Video HQ

  4. Mark Shelby says:

    Known as the best drum solo of all time!

  5. Mark Shelby says:

    Back on topic……Rodney.

    If you could be in a band, which role would you choose?

    I played the Trumpet in the McKinley High School Band.

    But the Saxophone is more sexy!……lol

    But I could Hit those HIGH Notes with my Trumpet! And I loved that!

  6. Mark Shelby says:

    Loves these guys!

    Kalapana 25th Anniversary

  7. Mark Shelby says:

    One more that I Love! Good Times!

    Cecilio and Kapono – Feelin’ Just The Way I Do (Over You)

  8. Mark Shelby says:


    Sunday night and I have a new idea for a thread.

    Where did you go to school in Hawai’i. And how did you survive it?

    Tell us YOUR experiences!

    Your good times and your bad.

    ~Mark Shelby

  9. Mark Shelby says:

    I have this green album cover in my family room as I type!

    Good video of Historic Hawai’i….along with the music!

    Cecilio and Kapono – Life’s Different Now

  10. Mark Shelby says:

    You have no idea how much I love these guys! So many good memories! I get teaas right now.

    “We’re All Alone” by Cecilio & Kapono @40th Annual Ukulele Festival in Waikiki – 2010

  11. Mark Shelby says:

    Love you guys! You have my same Memories!

    Now that’s Priceless! And what good friends are all about!

    Keep Going!

    “Goodtimes Together” by Cecilio & Kapono@40th Annual Ukulele Festival in Waikiki – 2010

  12. Mark Shelby says:

    Sweet! I am back!

    One of the best Local Kine songs of ALL Time!

    About You – Cecilio & Kapono

  13. Mark Shelby says:

    Here with you-Cecilio & Kapono

    Oh the Memories!

    I lost my computer last night Rodney. And had to refresh it. I hope you get this.

    ~Mark Shelby

  14. Mark Ellis says:

    My time in Hawaii coincided with the Beatles, and the rest of the British Invasion, so that time is very special to me.In 1966 I saw the Stones at the HIC Arena, which, if I understand correctly, is now the Blaisdell Center?

    It’s probably an age thing, but the seventies seemed anticlimactic, although I dug The Ramones and the Sex Pistols.

    Was totally down with Hair Metal, once drove 1200 miles round trip to see Iron Maiden.

    I play guitar, so my second choice would be bass.

    Sexiest? Guitar, especially when played like this:

  15. dihudfan says:

    50-60-70’s … grew up with big band and dan rock n roll… used to love instrumentals, no words, just music… grew to appreciate the older crooners… some of my old time favorites were Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett… bands like Ventures wuz good and dan rock… but just love listening to any kine now a days…
    sexy saxiphone…
    always wanted to play the drums in a rock band… too bad I canNOT keep a beat to save my life…

  16. Mark Shelby says:

    You can’t leave this one out! Dreaming of Honey Girls!

    Cecilio & Kapono – About You

  17. Mark Shelby says:

    Good Memories……

    Cecilio & Kapono ” We’re All Alone ” (Night Music)1977

  18. Mark Shelby says:

    Bad computer moments…… one more time. Sorry….

    Best of all time! There will Never be another one like it!

    The drum solo was called the best of all time!

    Santana – Soul Sacrifice 1969 “Woodstock” Live Video HQ

  19. Mark Shelby says:

    / 6:16

    / 6:16

    Best of all time! There will be another one like it!

    Santana – Soul Sacrifice 1969 “Woodstock” Live Video HQ

  20. Mark Shelby says:

    Loggins & Messina ~ Pathway To Glory (1973)

  21. Mark Shelby says:

    Oh Ya! Loved it!

    Peter Frampton – Baby I Love Your Way (’76)

  22. Mark Shelby says:

    What an amazing artist!

    I was always Blasting this in my 1972 VW Van! While taking my surfboard to da Beach!

    Peter Frampton Do You Feel Like We Do Midnight Special 1975 FULL

  23. Mark Shelby says:

    It does not get better than my MLC Island home friends!

    Loggins & Messina – WATCHING THE RIVER RUN (Live)

  24. Mark Shelby says:

    Ka’au Crater Boys – Guava Jelly

    Sweet! Love dess buggahs!

  25. Mark Shelby says:

    Our Hawai’i Nei Personified!

    No one better!

    Keali’i Reichel – Kauanoeanuhea

  26. Mark Shelby says:

    So Sweet!!!!!!!!!

    Does not get better den dis braddah!

    Willie K – You Ku’uipo

  27. Mark Shelby says:

    I have this green album in my family room!

    Yes we are all friends!

    And I thank God for all of your wonderful Memories of OUR Island Home!

    You are my brothers and sisters of my Island Home!

    Carry on!

    Cecilio & Kapono – Friends

  28. Mark Shelby says:

    Thank you for your Friendship CMO…!

    And I have never even met you in person, but it’s the Hawaiian way!

    And I know that you are my Brother!

    God Bless!

  29. Mark Shelby says:

    Cecilio & Kapono – GoodNight And GoodMorning (1975)

  30. Mark Shelby says:

    Thanks CMO……. I know you get my Heart!

    What a Compliment!

    Thank you!

    Carry ON my Brother!

    I pray that you are well!

  31. cmo says:

    Forgot to mention I’m always listening to 107.9. Listen for Uncle Tom’s Monday specials at Rainbow Drive In ($6 for plate lunch and drink, go Ewa-side window if get long line at front).

  32. cmo says:

    Decades: 60’s and 70’s (I keep nodding in agreement w/Mark’s musical tastes Doobies, Loggins & Messina, James Taylor, Santana, etc.) I have so many memories and musical connections with so many of those songs. I know you don’t need encouragement to post more music (ha) — but thanks Mark.

    Instrument: Guitar (check the shape of a guitar then get your hands on one–also sax but just about everyone went w/sax)
    Role: Guitarist and singer

  33. Mark Shelby says:


    I agree. I love to sing.

    I was in the Point Loma Nazarene College Concert Choir back in the 1970’s. And we did extensive travelling concerts. Best days of my life!

    April 10th, 2014 at 7:33 am #

    What decade had the best music?
    The 70′s!!!

    What instrument is the sexiest?
    Definitely the saxophone

    If you could be in a band, which role would you choose?
    The singer!! Love to sing.. was in chorus back then!

  34. ankleBYTERS says:

    Dire Straits – Tunnel of Love

  35. ankleBYTERS says:

    Sade – Your Love Is King

  36. ankleBYTERS says:

    Great White – Rock Me

  37. ankleBYTERS says:

    Kool & The Gang – Cherish

  38. ankleBYTERS says:

    Expose – Seasons Change

  39. ankleBYTERS says:

    Vixen – Edge Of A Broken Heart

  40. ankleBYTERS says:

    Scorpions — Still Loving You

  41. ankleBYTERS says:

    Lita Ford – Back To The Cave

  42. ankleBYTERS says:

    Dokken – Alone Again

  43. ankleBYTERS says:

    Wham – Careless Whisper

  44. ankleBYTERS says:

    Candy Dulfer – Lily Was Here

  45. ankleBYTERS says:

    What decade had the best music?
    Me? I loved the ’80s mooosic (I’m not talking COW) . That was the decade that I moved away from ’60s and ’70s lineup and into the Bad Hair bands…Dokkens, Poison, Cinderalla, Great White, Stryper, Whitesnake, Queensryche, Bon Jovi, Vixen, Expose, Scorpions, G&R, Lita Ford, Bad English, Europe, Tesla, RATT, White Lion, Tesla, Lover Boy, Def Leppard…and the MTV pop/rock/alternative genres…Michael Jackson, Madonna, The Bangles, Wham, Paul Young, Pet Shop Boys, INXS, R.E.M, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Kool & The Gang, Sade, Sting, Rod Stewart, Dire Straits, Annie Lennox, Duran Duran, Phil Collins, Simple Minds….

    What instrument is the sexiest?
    Saxophone of course!
    – Candy Dulfer (Lily Was Here), Dave Mathews Band Die Trying), Gerry Rafferty (Baker Street), Wham (Careless Whisper), Sade (Smooth Operator), Spandau Ballet (True), Steely Dan (Deacon Blue), Kenny G (Songbird), Al Stewart (Year of the Cat), Culture Club (Time)…
    If you could be in a band, which role would you choose?
    I was a bass player back then and I would want to be one now…my car is all set up for BASS anyways… 🙂

  46. Mark Shelby says:

    I remember in the 1960’s, I would have to sit through the Lawrence Welk show every weekend with my Mom and Dad. I think it was on Saturday nights. And Mom would Always make strawberry waffles with vanilla ice cream! Yummers!

    That’s when I first decided that I wanted my own TV in my Bedroom!……lol

    Living behind Diamond Head, we could not pick up the Honolulu TV stations. So Dad decided to put a very tall TV antenna on top of our roof, and put it toward Maui! Wow! How Smaat Ya? I helped him put it up.

    So we watched all of our TV shows from the Maui TV stations. The coconut wireless!

    I knew it was good special all American fun TV.

    But I did not want to have be forced to watch it. ; )

    Back then all of the mainland TV shows were one week late. There was no live TV back then. So the shows were flown to Hawaii to be aired one week later.

  47. Seawalker says:

    I still remember, dad came home with a record player. Those were the days when we were really young. So, to me, music was what my parents listened to. Mom was one of those liked singers who were more clean-cut. Dad, well, never mind, he was always in left field and always out working anyway. One of the first albums in our house was Englebert Humperdinck. Gad, I still remember the album and the title song, “We Made it Happen”. And if I really put on my thinking cap, the next song on the album was, “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head”. I think back in those days and big bands were still the favorite, and it was in the era of Lawrence Welk. The only song I can hum along to now is “Last Waltz”. But that was probably my introduction to music.

  48. Mark Shelby says:

    One more…..

    What wonderful memories!

    Did you ever have memories of your good times, and you could remember them by the music you were listening to at the time? When it comes on the radio or you play it.

    “Peace of Mind” Loggins and Messina

  49. Mark Shelby says:

    Always loved these guys!

    Just my kind of style!

    Sailing The Wind-Loggins & Messina-1973

  50. Seawalker says:

    “Young love”. It happens so young, at any age, at a time of innocence, when you least expect it, it sneaks up on you. It’s a feeling like no other you felt before. It feels good, it feels so inviting, it’s a chemical release like no other. You yearn to hang onto it. You want it to last forever. Then, you hear songs on the radio. But it’s not just any song. When you’re experiencing “young love”, every song you hear is music to your ears. For me, it was this song. “Young love”, as fast as it hits you, and as hard as it hit, it fades over time. Being an old-fut and MLC, it has long past me. But whenever some of the tunes of yesteryear get airplay, it takes me back to la-la land of “young love”.

  51. DancingBear says:

    As far as his answers to the three questions.
    As far as the sax, I like the wailing style like the kind in Dick Dale’s music.

  52. DancingBear says:

    I gotta agree with Mark’75.

  53. Mark'75 says:

    Talking about the sax, I think Gabe Baltazar is a true legend.

  54. Seawalker says:

    *** eh, poof and it disappeared ***

    @4G – LOL. Man, you making me dig deep into my pocket of tricks. How about some S0uthern C0mfort… you can’t resist this. 😆

  55. Mark'75 says:

    1.What decade had the best music?
    Somewhere in the middle of the road: ’64 to ’76
    2.What instrument is the sexiest?
    3.If you could be in a band, which role would you choose?
    Guitar. Maybe bass and get deeeeeep…..!

  56. 4G says:

    BTW – I was surprised to see the original KOOL poll claims that the “guitar” was what most people said was the sexiest instrument with the “sax” a close second . . . .

  57. 4G says:

    @Seawalker – nah, I think it must be the sax in the intro! 😉

  58. Hawai'ian by Heart says:


    You have good taste uncle. She is very nani. Curse the mainland and thier music services, often none of them have any good music from outside the mainland. I do miss home 🙁

  59. Seawalker says:

    70’s it is. But I like the early 70’s, before the start of the disco era. Songs from England Dan & John Ford Coley or from that time period is music to my ears. Lately or before, @ankles been tossing up some artists that I’ve never listen to before. Once in a while, it just jives with me. Like Maudy Ayunda. Think she’s from Indonesia. Here’s a song she re-made. Don’t know if it’s the voice or maybe eye-candy that makes her voice that much better. ***fistbump***

  60. Hawai'ian by Heart says:


    Your four years older then i am then. But at least we are close to the same age we can remember the same things which is cool. 🙂

  61. Hawai'ian by Heart says:

    Ok im having an MLC moment. Im watching the “Big Boss” Bruce Lee movie and at the part where he is at the evil murderer bosses house and about ready to fight him, is when i noticed the architecture of the house in the background, it was really open and spacious. Then i noticed the outside walls of the house were open brick that had big spacious openings you could see thru. Then what got me thinking was you saw that design alot in Oahu with apartment buildings in the 70s. What is the name of that design? Its driving me nuts, real common in Honolulu. If anyone can help i would be greatfull mahalo.

  62. Masako says:

    @Hawai’ian by Heart 84 grad.

  63. Hawai'ian by Heart says:


    Overall 70s, 80s

    Hawaii music: 70s with C&K, Country Comfort, Olomana, The Sunday Manoa, Makaha Sons. Gabby Pahinui, Keola and Kapono Beamer

    80s Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Peter Moon,

    90s Hapa, I believe kalama brothers too?

    What instrument is the sexiest? Sax

    If you could be in a band, which role would you choose? Im a drumer!(Like to be in the background but is really the talent- Tommy Lee)


    Didnt know you were an 80s kaikaina what year? Im 88?

  64. DIO says:

    So here are the 107.9 KOOL GOLD Thursday-3 questions:

    What decade had the best music?
    – I can’t decide. I like all kinds of music, so picking one decade would be impossible.

    What instrument is the sexiest?
    – The cowbell. Nah, I’d say Saxophone.

    If you could be in a band, which role would you choose?
    Drummer, just like Charlie Watts. I’m not the type to want to be out front like Mick or Keith, or go around stage like Angus Young in his school boy outfits. Just leave me in the back, and let me do my job. 😆

  65. Masako says:

    Good morning!

    What decade had the best music? I have to say the 80’s because thats when I was going thru high school and college. 70’s was good too. Songs had so much more meaning in those decades than they do now.
    What instrument is the sexiest? The sexy saxophone.

    If you could be in a band, which role would you choose? I don’t see myself being in a band, I’d be a good audience member.

  66. Rodney says:

    @72view – You ARE the singer! And a very good one at that!

  67. 72view says:

    70’s definetly had it all, rock, pop, soul, funk and disco…think that the acoustic guitar is sexy like the girl next door while the sax is like that hot girl in the office!…I would wanna be the singer.

  68. volleymom2 says:

    What decade had the best music?
    The 70’s!!!

    What instrument is the sexiest?
    Definitely the saxophone

    If you could be in a band, which role would you choose?
    The singer!! Love to sing.. was in chorus back then!

  69. M says:

    Guud morning MLCers!

  70. 4G says:

    KKOL 107.9

    I love this station, but I wish they would increase their transmitter power. For an Aiea station, coverage is pretty spotty in town. There was a point in time when I couldn’t even get their signal at work. Now I can at least get their signal, but it tends to “drift” a tad. I even start to pick-up static in certain underground parking lots.

    When I was living in Palolo, I could not pick up their signal at home. Bummer. Interestingly, though, at a Palolo Hospice location (next to the Palolo Chinese Home and not too far from where I was living at the time), there was this clock radio in the room that had a broken antenna. The clock radio definitely had seen better days and seemed to be barely functional. Yet, it seemed to be able to pick-up ONE FM station – 107.9! LOL. That was the best station for the circumstance . . . .

  71. 4G says:

    By the by – 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act . . . .

    Quite an achievement. Too bad we even needed it in the first place! 🙁

  72. 4G says:

    1. What decade had the best music?

    I’m torn between the 60’s and 70’s.

    2. What instrument is the sexiest?

    Saxophone. Theme from the Pink Panther:

    There is still a small part of me that would like to get my hands on a soprano sax one of these days . . . . LOL.

    3. If you could be in a band, which role would you choose?

    Whomever gets the most groupies. Nah, J/K – okay; maybe not totally kidding . . . . 😉

    The Moody Blues, “I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)”:


    BTW – @Rod – re: HIC. Works for me! 😉

  73. Mark Shelby says:


    Chicago – Saturday In The Park (1973)

  74. Mark Shelby says:


    All Of James Taylor!

    Here is just one.

    James Taylor – “Fire & Rain”

  75. Mark Shelby says:


    Listen to the Music – Doobie Brothers !

    Probably my favorite song of All Time!

  76. Mark Shelby says:

    1.What decade had the best music?

    The 1970’s…..

    The Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes 1978

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