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Got to get out of the house sometimes…

Posted on 12.13.17 under Anekona, aquaponics, maui

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After ten years, Christopher Dolder (a Martha Graham soloist) came back to the scene of the original lot. Starting with “grubbing” the land of cane grass and heavily pruning the macadamia nut trees, then grading the land in preparation for building.

But before construction began, Christopher left to teach modern dance at SMU. Talk about eclectic!

We did some work and then hit the road…

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Maka’ala (wake up!)

Posted on 12.10.17 under maui, Wailuku

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A winter sojourn

Posted on 12.04.17 under Kumu Hula Hōkūlani Holt-Padilla, maui, Pā'ū O Hi'iaka

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The highway to Narita Airport

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The construction at OGG a.k.a Kahului Airport will add parking, setting it up for more international flights.

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The cardboard covers the grass/weeds and then the woodchips covers the cardboard, smothering everything underneath and adding nitrogen to the soil. This land was first taro with the Hawaiian, then sugar cane, pineapple, and macadamia nut, seriously depleting the soil because of Western cultivation practices.

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The same Western Culture encourages this sort of disruptive behavior. He shouted about his “religion,” verbally assaulting people who just want to be left alone.

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Lei of Aloha, the fundraiser for Pā’ū O Hi’iaka halau, directed by Kumu Hula Hōkūlani Holt-Padilla featured art, food, dancing, and music. Louis from Osaka, played some heartfelt original compositions.

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Hoku and Grammy winner, Kalani Pe’a, with Junko!

Wouldn’t you rather be here?

Posted on 12.27.16 under Kihei, Maalaea, maui, Maui Sunset

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Maui Sunset, Kihei

There’s no off season at the Maui Sunset

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View from 221B

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Just up the road, this lovely beach…

It’s a beautiful…

Posted on 08.23.16 under Anekona, Cloud Hands Project, Dustin Wong, haleakala, Matt Papich, maui, Pekelo Cosmos, Predawn Voices, Takako Minekawa

Summer!
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But I like to think that all summers are beautiful…

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Aaron Boothe in Historic Wailuku Town. Son of Pekelo Cosmos, Aaron plays a mean guitar and sings a pretty but gritty song.

Predawn Voices,” a Cloud Hands Project song recorded in August 2016 features Aaron on electric.

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The Sugar Company is getting their last crop in. Hopefully, they will replace the sugar with hemp, but I’m guessing that housing and commercial developers have different plans.

Yes, that’s a commercial jet landing at OGG…

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Ah yes, the ripening fruit.

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Home grown pineapple and lilikoi. Lilikoi has been scarce this summer. Lack of bees…

Let’s blame Monsanto for that.

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Making a ti leaf skirt is quite labor intensive and time consuming.

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Junko will be making her own, soon! As soon as I bring back 200 ti leaves…

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The controversial observatory on Haleakala. Give them an inch and they’ll take the summit.

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Tourists bring a drone to the summit. The ranger did not like that. Not at all.

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They quickly played the conspiracy card: “Secret stuff up here they don’t want you to see, right?”

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Kahuna Bula picks noni leaves and camphor to make a poultice for Takako’s leg injury.

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Dustin and Takako were at Anekona with Matt Papich (he played with Dustin in Ecstatic Sunshine a few years back before Ponytail) to mix Dustin and Takako’s new album.

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The famous silver sword.

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Tourists leave rubbish. I turned it into an Iichiko Shochu homage.

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This is one of the real posters.

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“Coming down, from the mountain. My lady waits for me…”

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Matt pounds ulu (breadfruit). This is a superfood that could end world hunger. Yeah, right…

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This was a Budweiser, but is now “America.” If you drink enough, it could end world peace… Yeah, right!

Make America great again! Because this beer sucks…

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Subtle. Subliminal. No one cares. It’s all about the money.

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Matt is the sonic director adding depth and oomph with side chains.

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Here’s to a successful album!

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