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Interview: Jeff Long of Love Is A Real Thing (KTUH)

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Interview: Jeff Long of Love Is A Real Thing (KTUH)

There are few local radio DJs who pull off a quality soul program like Jeff Long (aka Benjamin Stencil) does with his Sunday morning show, Love Is A Real Thing. Jeff arrives by bicycle at the University of Hawaii's college radio station KTUH around 5:45am each Sunday with a backpack of vinyl and a few CDs to spin from 6am to 9am. (Check out his playlists on his blog.) I first met Jeff earlier this year when my fiancé, aka DJ Leilow, became one of the newest members of the KTUH DJ lineup. All the new DJs start out with...

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INTERVIEW: Jelly's Sheriff Norm Winter Talks About Radio Free Hawaii

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INTERVIEW: Jelly's Sheriff Norm Winter Talks About Radio Free Hawaii

I met with Norm Winter on an evening in February 2014 several months after I had recorded a previous conversation of ours. I should say that that conversation—which took place at the Aloha Lounge sometime in the Spring of 2013 during one of Jah Gumby’s Rub-A-Dub all-vinyl reggae sessions, and which gave us an overview of how Jelly’s came to be (and why other records stores in Hawaii failed to stay in business)—I recorded without his knowledge. I’ve since apologized to Norm about publishing our pseudo-interview without his prior permission, and he’s since forgiven me. If you don't know Norm,...

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Interview: Ed Roy Engineered Lots of Local Albums, Recorded "Roy & Roe" During Late Nights

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Interview: Ed Roy Engineered Lots of Local Albums, Recorded "Roy & Roe" During Late Nights

Roy & Roe's Ed Roy engineered a hundred albums for Hawaiian musicians. His skills are top-notch—the moment Ed got behind the mixing board at Honolulu's Audio Media studios, the owner offered Ed a job on the spot.

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Interview: Pauline Wilson Traces The History of Seawind

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Interview: Pauline Wilson Traces The History of Seawind

Pauline Wilson is arguably Hawaii's best vocalist. Pauline fronted jazz-fusion-R&B band Seawind—arguably Hawaii's best group ever. In hopes of contributing to the recorded history of Seawind's journey, here is my interview with vocalist Pauline Wilson.

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Interview: Al Pascua talks Music Magic and the 2014 Reunion Show

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Interview: Al Pascua talks Music Magic and the 2014 Reunion Show

I had the opportunity to interview Al Pascua of Hawaii's jazz-fusion band Music Magic. We go back to the beginnings of his career—when he got his start in local military clubs in Hawaii at the age of 15.

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