It’s the last week of February and like 2011, this year is flying by quickly. Hope you all had a great weekend … mine was filled with music and golf. We performed at the Kani Ka Pila Grille on Saturday night to another packed house, and were especially happy to see many familiar faces in the crowd which included both locals and tourists. A lot of them became new fans because they saw us on a previous trip or had seen us earlier in the week at another venue. Kani Ka Pila is the ideal venue for music listening – it’s outdoors amid lush green foliage and a waterfall, and is not noisy like a lot of other places. And on any given night (especially Saturdays) the poolside and lobby areas are filled with listeners … usually because the Grille is filled to capacity. Mahalo to all of our friends, old and new, who come to see us every week! I also want to send a special aloha to our friends, Naoko, Miyuki, and Fumiko who always come to see us as soon as they arrive in town!
I played a round of golf with my Selohssa gang yesterday out at the Olomana Golf Course under cloudy skies and brisk winds. This is usually one of my favorite courses to play, but I was shocked at how terrible a shape it was in! The fairways are horrible – hard and bald in some areas and a muddy swamp in others. Every fairway is so worn out and covered with small depressions – similar to moguls on a ski slope – that the carts were bouncing around like rubber balls and you literally risked your life whenever you left the cart paths (which, by the way, were not in much better shape!). But what really pissed me off was when I would hit a straight shot down the middle of the fairway, land in one of these depressions, and end up bouncing left or right into a hazard or O.B. Nothing like being punished for hitting a good shot – frick! Unless they make some major improvements to this course, I will strongly recommend that we don’t play it again …