It’s Sunday morning here in the valley and there’s excitement in the air as everyone prepares for final football game of the season – the NFL’s Super Bowl! Although my two favorite teams didn’t make it (Broncos and the 49ers), I’m still going to root for the NY Giants just because Carla is a staunch Patriots fan! But the best part about the Super Bowl are the commercials because for some reason, they always air the funniest, most creative commercials during the Super Bowl. My favorites are the Bud Light and E*Trade ones, especially that E*Trade baby … he’s hilarious! Just goes to show you that you don’t have to be a football fan to enjoy the Super Bowl!
Last night was another very fun evening at the Kani Ka Pila Grille. Many of our friends came down to see us including Wayne and his wife, Susan, along with Jesse Kuhaulua and his group who had flown in from Japan earlier that morning. Jesse, a local boy from Happy Valley, Maui, was the first foreigner to be accepted into the ranks of sumo, Japan’s most revered sport. We had the privilege of traveling with him last September up to the Tohoku region of Japan as part of a goodwill delegation where he attracted large crowds wherever we went. It was great to see him again and I want to thank everyone who came down to party with us last night! Mahalo to Pat and Kamalei for their lovely hula, and also to the many visitors both from the mainland and Japan who were there to enjoy our music last night! Aloha!
Friday night’s performance at the Punahou Carnival’s Hawaiian Plate was a real blast. The boys & I played before a packed house and the energy that night was awesome! With Mark on bass, Seann on drums, and AK on his Strat, we took off at warp speed and never looked back … we had so much fun! I was happy to see our buddy Pal Eldridge there … he really helped the boys when they were students at Punahou and gave them their first real performance experience during the school’s annual May Day shows. Also ran into our pal Kama Hopkins of the group Holunape who stopped in to say hi … great to see him again! But I was amazed at how many of our fans from Japan came to the carnival just to see us perform … mahalo for coming – we are truly grateful for all your support!
Have a great Super Bowl Sunday, my friends!