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Spotlight on… Olivia Newton John

Olivia Newton John or ONJ as I like to refer to her as – was, and still is, one of my sweetheart singers.  First, let’s address the elephant in the room.  After 25 years, ONJ’s breast cancer has returned.  In 1992, she was diagnosed with breast cancer the same weekend that her father passed away.  Talk about a double-whammy.  And now in the middle of her tour, her breast cancer has... read more

Thursday 3 – Departed Musical Artists

If you could bring back any 3 musical artists that have passed away – who would they be? Karen Carpenter – Loved her music.  She didn’t just sing words, you could “feel” her music in her voice.  And such a unique voice. John Lennon – Not only for his singing, but especially for his song writing abilities.  I often wonder what songs he’d be writing in today’s... read more

Rest in Peace, Uncle Tom

  Tom Moffatt – one of the original “Poi Boys” passed away on Monday as the age of 85.  Starting out as a DJ here in Hawaii – known to be the first DJ to play a rock-n-roll tune on Hawaiian air – “Uncle Tom” will be remembered mostly as THEE concert promoter of Hawaii.  He brought in all the big acts from Ritchie Valens to the Rolling Stones to Gloria Estafan... read more

Do You Remember… Cheech & Chong

Remember these guys? Well, not the guy in the middle – that’s my friend Chad.   But he was lucky enough to take a picture with the legendary Cheech & Chong who just did a performance last night at the Hawaii theater.  I wonder if anyone was puffing in there…   I remember listening to Cheech & Chong back during junior high school days.  My friend JS and I used to... read more

Rest in Peace – David Bowie

    Rock legend David Bowie passed away at age 69 from cancer.   It took me a while to warm up to David Bowie.  I wasn’t a fan back in his days of Ziggy Stardust.   But then I heard a song that was pretty cool, yet kinda disturbing.  And after I found out that it’s a David Bowie song, I thought that he must be pretty strange himself.  Then I saw his Ziggy Stardust costumes... read more

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