It’s Wednesday, the halfway point of another beautiful week here in Paradise! Pretty much a normal week for me, though … not much happening that’s worth sharing except for a couple of sad notes. My friend Gregg’s father is in the hospital and although it doesn’t look too good, we’re all hoping for the best. And the Hawaiian music community just lost another great musician and friend a couple of days ago … Bruddah Smitty. The first time I met Smitty, he was playing with Eddie Kamae at one of my dad’s gatherings many, many years ago. He was such a wonderfully talented individual with the biggest heart and always got a big kick out of watching my boys perform. And even though we rarely saw him in the later years, he always had a big hug for me & my family. I will miss him very much … Hawai’i has indeed lost another wonderful treasure.