Now that Memorial Weekend is over, it’s back to work for MDNA.  Besides our regular gigs at Lulu’s & Kani Ka Pila, we have a Perry & Price interview and are performing at the 125th Anniversary of the Kanyaku Imin on the Iolani Palace grounds this Saturday.  Our weekly radio show DISCOVER ALOHA is also going well and I have to do more interviews for our “Talk Story” segment.

We went to the Ward Rafters last night to listen to jazz guitarist, Hiro Saito, who stopped in Hawai’i on his way back to Japan from New York.  The Ward Rafters is an interesting venue – it’s located in the attic of a 3-story home in Kaimuki – and is very intimate and laid back.  Everyone brings their own food & drink and grabs whatever seat or sofa is available .. there is also water and fruit punch available.  There is no cover charge except for an “Entertainer’s Kitty” bowl (read: tips) by the door …

Stopped off at the Diamond Head Grill yesterday to pick up a couple of plate lunches for the family – hamburger steak & grilled chicken.  The best way to describe their food is that it’s a step above the rest of the plate lunch joints and is very good.  I also picked up a delicious chocolate peanut butter krispy treat at their little market next door where you can buy all kinds of prepared foods.

Aloha, “D”

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