Nearly two years after we started this journey, I can humbly say that in just a month’s time you’ll have a super funky (and super danceable) mix in your hands, plus a dope limited t-shirt, thanks to to good stewards at Fitted Hawaii.
As I mentioned earlier, the Hawaii Record Fair was a complete success. Music collectors from all over the island gathered to dig up long-time wants and new discoveries. Hell, some […]
The Hawaii Record Fair blew my expectations away. People of all ages packed the McKinley High School cafeteria. Record diggers filled every space possible at each vendor table. “I had to make a couple circles just to hit every table, cause it’s hard to find a spot at each vendor!” someone said.
Why are vinyl records important? When you play a record, the music soothes us in a way that digital can’t. Vinyl records have helped me find rewarding friendships. Vinyl records serve as historical documents of timely art, culture, and ideas. Read the full article to learn more.
Has anyone been to the new Harry’s Music Store location at 3270 Waialae Ave? After 6 months of being closed, Harry’s Music Store is finally open.
Last year, I thought the Fitted x Aloha Got Soul collaboration would breed the only mixtape I’d release for Aloha Got Soul in 2012 (if you’re curious, it’s on its […]
Every year, hundreds of books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl LPs and 7-inch singles fill the cafeteria at the Friends of the Library of Hawaii’s Annual McKinley Booksale, attracting thousands of book lovers and music collectors to the Honolulu high school grounds. It’s a blessing to spend time with fellow diggers at an event like this, talking records, comparing finds, and watching the crowd buzz about with books tucked under their arms because their handtrucks are packed full. Good times.
Everybody enjoys the summer. I don’t know too many people who can’t stand to see the sun. The same can be said about Summer, the Hawaiian soul-rock group who reunited for a second time at Terry’s Place. They played originals from their debut LP, In Malibu, including cuts like “Understanding the Man” (Terry’s favorite), “Firefly”, “Plenty of Reasons”, “Love Is…”, “New Year’s Eve 1976″, and many more—including “Juliette”, written by Ron Yuen and Mackey Feary of Kalapana.
searching the Internet for more information about Weekends on Malibu, the brilliant sophomore album by Summer, was like digging through hundreds of LPs without a sliver of hope you’ll find what you’re looking for. So I decided to go to the source, Ron Yuen, the guitarist and lead vocalist for Summer.
Leave it to the Japanese to have (and know) all the good stuff—here’s a surprise that woke me up to the warm sounds of Summer’s sophomore release. “Weekends In Malibu” is a classic AOR album that combines elements from mellow pop, disco, rock—and of course, sounds of the islands. Even if Ron Yuen and Tim Hurley were jamming 3,800 miles away from home.