Precision Nesting Kit
Here's Precision Drum's version of the nesting kit. Can I say cool again?
Here's Drummers World's version of a nesting kit. Cool!!!
Who's the coolest when it comes to members of a band? Many will say the drummer is the coolest. If that's the case then cool comes at a price. Ever watch what a drummer needs to bring to a gig? Here's a typical setup: 1. bass drum 2. floor tom 3. rack tom 4. snare drum. OK, you get the idea. Enter Whitney Drums. What could be cooler than a drumset that all nests inside the bass drum (except the hardware which all fits in a separate bag)? Check out the video below and watch all those drums coming out of one bass drum. Cool!!!!
Here's a little Tiny TV with Robin Kimura & Candy Au counting it down to Saturday, August 14, 2010!!!!!
.........I love Kea Ho's quote from the August 2010 issue of Playboy where she's pictured non-nude. "Hawaiian girls are the coolest girls in the world......". "Coolest in the world". Now that's cool!!!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, here's something from Hawaii's own John Berger as only he can do. Cool John!!!
The Greenwood recording of Tatsuro Yamashita's "Sparkle" was done after the band had officially broken up in the early '80s and because of this the song was never actually performed anywhere by the band live. Here's a band by the name of PrimeLoose from the land of the rising sun and their live performance of Sparkle. Nice rendition of this Tatsuro Yamashita song by this band. I love the funky strumming on the Telecaster. Nice vocals by the lead vocalist, plus I really like the bright floral aloha shirt, straw hat and shorts on this cat. Cool!!!!
Who'd ever think that twenty plus years after Robin's recording project was completed that this song would make a come back in Japan and end up in the 21st century on YouTube. Pretty cool huh!! Sparkle!!!!
Here's a YouTube clip courtesy of Hemingway Jasmin, keyboardist and member of bands such as Beowulf, the Mopptops, Breaking Point, Phase VII and the Krush to name a few, of Asian Blend from the 70's Nightclub Reunion VI. This clip features the vocal stylings of Hawaii divas Sunway and Annamarie Love. In addition to being great to listen to, Sunway and Annamarie are always great to watch, as they mesmerize the crowd with their unending energy and passion for what they do. Cool!!!!
The second to the last 70's Nightclub Reunion on Saturday, August 14, 2010 will once again feature the band Asian Blend. Since the inception of the 70's Nightclub Reunion series, Asian Blend has been a big reason for the longevity of this event. Truly one of the all-star bands in Hawaii, bandleader Mitchell Hazama brings together such talent as Mike Kennedy on drums, David Toma on guitar and vocals, David Choy on saxophone, singers like Pamela Gamboa Petersen, Sunway and Annamarie Love and of course on bass and vocals, the man who sounds as good today as he did in his heyday, Jay Molina. This is one cool band and I look forward to seeing them once again on a cool tropical night in paradise in August!!!
Something my good friend just emailed me. I know, this ain't about music or entertainment, but, it's some pretty cool advice that may come in useful one day.
It was a beautiful day in paradise yesterday under the bandstand at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki. Cool, tropical and all kinds of music with the focus on a small four stringed instrument that originated in Portugal. It was my first ukulele festival, but the festival's 40th. Roy and Kathy Sakuma did a marvelous job of putting on this event. Ukulele players from around the world participated in what has become a huge event in Hawaii. Ukulele players, associations & groups from France, Japan, neighbor islands, California were in the house. There was no contest, no competition, just people coming together to share their love of a simple but yet beautiful instrument. And to top it all off as an added bonus, I got to see my granddaughter perform with Roy Sakuma's "My Ukulele Group", made up of more than a few of his students. Now that's pretty cool!!!!!
K Dramas, K Singers, K Boy Groups, K Girl Groups........In this global economy and world that has gotten so small with technological advances, is it any wonder that The Wonder Girls from Korea are creating such a stir. Something about The Wonder Girls gives them an edge, something that stirs up excitement. Tonight at 8 pm and tomorrow at 1 pm at the Pipeline Cafe in the heart of Kakaako on the outskirts of downtown Honolulu will find the Korean all girl group in concert. John Berger does a write up of this group below with courtesy pictures. Got a feeling that it's gonna be a very Cool Tropical evening tonight and afternoon tomorrow when The Wonder Girls from Korea take the stage!!!! Cool!!!