Aloha out there...boy one big kine MAHALOS to Andy Berard on the Big Island for heading up the West Hawaii faction and keeping UGHS Membership growing. This is what UGH is all about...SHARING YOUR PASSION and backing it up with action. Its the old adage ... someone has got to do it ... in my book it may as well be you. Quoting Siddarthas golden rule: To Lead is to Serve.
So with that out there now is also a good time to but out a subliminal message...UGH is looking for a permanent location..more specifically a location that would be funded in part by either the State, or the City and County ...Know any politicians? Give me a call.
Got to attend an interesting session the other night. I was able to sit in on a Video Production of a unique Teaching Video that is now in the early stages of production. I attended a trial filming and it really went over really smooth. The video is hosted by Kimo Hussey a truly gifted musician and features Kimos method of really learning how to play the Ukulele and how to train your ear to listen to sound and music. So the cats partially out of the bag and I think Ill keep it right there..but in the future look forward to seeing a Unique and Thoughtful Video by Kimo Hussey on learning to play an ukulele. Nuff said.any my lips are now super glued tight.
Gee my own inlay seminar with the Grasshopper has energized me once again and now with a host of design ideas jumbling around in the folds of the grey matter housed in that canister twixt my ears life is once more amazingly fun. Ive spent the week designing rosette motifs and am now armed with a bunch of new designsnow alls is left is to finish my current series of ukes and I can start anew. So with sandpaper in hand its full bore into the finishing process and hopefully I can complete my current series soon. It also helps immensely that my older son Asa is now making ukes with the old man and its fun having someone to keep me company and on my toes..This boy of mine is an inlay fanatic, amazingly anal for an Art Graduate and as picky as a horde of engineers planning a vacation. So our next series will be interesting to say the least. laters Mike
Ps. Forgot.will keep you posted on the Windward Community College planning of Ukulele Workshops in the Month of June. Should be able to get the agenda for the sessions and events in the near future. With Casey Kamaka, Alan of Ko aloha and Dereck Shimizu of G-String sounds like a winnah..So keep the 13th and 14th of July openshould be a right interesting weekend!