Monday, April 14, 2014

Next?

The Present Rail Party doing all it can to stop Second City on Oahu. So how will traffic congestion increase with a rail system? Honolulu's The Bus system had been honored twice by the American Public Transportation Association with the title of "America's Best Transit System" for 1994–1995 and 2000–2001.

"It is not that people are against you. It is that they are for themselves."

But the City administrations of that time were thinking for the good of the citizens. The Bus operates 107 routes serving Honolulu and most areas on Oahu with a fleet of 531 buses. Honolulu had ranked 4th for highest per-capita use of mass transit in the United States. They could have done wonders with more articulated buses, but "comfortable" has been deleted in all the Present Rail Party manuals.

Enough of these Articulated Buses could almost have done the job at one tenth the cost, and ten times more efficient than the Rail Monstrousity.

So won’t bus riders just begin taking the train? Some will have no choice. But that’s not going to cut traffic congestion, because in order to do that you’ve got to convince those who are driving their cars now to get onto the train. And you are not going to that with all the humbug the Rail Catastrophe will be creating. "I coulda got the bus right around the corner."


The Bi-Articulated Buses, a couple in the morning and a couple in the evening would be all it takes. But the Big Bucks in Profits would not be there.

Instead of the current bus system that delivers riders close to their final destinations, the rail will be dropping large groups of riders in certain areas that are still far from where they want to go. Traffic will bunch up in those areas as people look for buses, taxis, or another way to get to their destinations. It is going to be one big horrible mess and rail planners will need to deal with the problem of increased traffic congestion as a result of the rail calamity. But for now, it's the money, Sonny, it's the bread, Fred. Billions of dollars in profits.

And then there was that beautiful Industrial Park in the Ewa Plain. voted down by the Present Rail Party, naturally.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What is Solo Dancing?

The real solo dance is just dancing by yourself. And yes, it is very different and usually done as an exhibition. A solo dance is danced by an individual dancing alone. It is nice because if anything goes wrong in a solo, they can make it up as they go along without anyone knowing and it will look just fine.


That is different from  groups of individuals dancing simultaneously in a coordinated manner. Line Dancing is the most popular of the collective solo dances on the Island of Oahu at the moment and it seems to have attained its point of diminishing returns. However if they can get more men -- they will just naturally get more women.


However we have a new one coming in strong, Zumba is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Perez during the 1990s. Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements with movements to Latin music of their choice. it is beginning to be used in some social dances.

"La Bamba" by Richie Valens.

Zumba's choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo and martial arts. Squats and lunges are also included. Zumba Fitness, an organization that sells Zumba videos and products, does not charge licensing fees to gyms or fitness centers. Approximately 14 million people take weekly Zumba classes in over 140,000 locations across more than 185 countries.


In these types of individual dancing, all the movements are basically the same. And each individual develops their own style of movement. One person can look graceful and sure as a ballet dancer, while another may look like a horse stuck in muddy swamp. They will both be having fun.

"Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness
and to make a difference.

This is opposed to couples dancing together independently of others dancing at the same time, if any. In partner dancing you can tell if you go wrong and your partner has to know what you are doing. The fun is in each doing a different half of the dance. The lead decides on the patterns and the follower interprets it the best she can and the ladies usually do an excellent job of it. It can be exhilarating for both parties.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Rolling Along

Slowly moving but steady which is just fine for now. Once we can get a social club or a night club with dancing we will be rolling. There seem to be plenty of dancers in the Ewa Beach section. And I know of several ballroom dance clubs that have existed there and fizzled out. I believe the time has come.

"We may start believing that no matter what we have done or not done,
 the best days are still out in front of us."


The beautiful Industrial Park that was to be built in Kapolei. Voted down by
the Present Rail Party. Hundreds of cars missing to, from and in Honolulu,
and  "I coulda been home in 20 minutes." Paradise.

I don't believe they have ever had a line dance club in this part of the West but there are many line dancers that live in Kapolei, Makakilo and Honokai Hale. They just have to become aware and make their own group close by where they live. Then if they get plenty men, it will be solid.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

Meanwhile we have a poster from Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club on their 45th Anniversary Dance at Halemano Plantation in the Central Valley on April 26th.


Pub's Side Note: Three of the most powerful tools for marketing a dance organization's services and products is through their Newsletters, Web and Blog sites. The benefits are many. They keep the organization's name out in front of potential and current members, the media and Ballroom Dance Professionals. It is the least expensive PR you can find.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bars in Kapolei

For the drinking folk out there, all eight of you. I have been looking and so far the friendliest seems to be Chili's, actually a Bar and Restaurant. Then the Suck'em Up Lounge seems to have high recommendations. Would be nice to drop in one of these days.


It says it is also a NightClub so it looks promising. We are going to have a
Night Life in the West and minimize going through horrors to Honolulu.

Then the three wheeler is coming to town.


$6800 sticker price. We all know the humbug on the Rail Disaster is not going to do us any good. The Bus situation is in terrible shape and the Present Rail Party is going to make sure it gets worse. They intend to use every method to force us to use their Rail Mess. Just to make those millions and millions of dollars in profits. But we gotta do something. The electrics will come in and with them the solar battery chargers, terrific.


Oh Boy! And with an Industrial Park here and there, Kapolei will be second city in spite of the Present Rail Party. Wow, let us hope.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Update

This blog is really astounding me, the readers seem to be there. OK by me. So it remains that Kapolei should be allowed to be Second City. And the Present Rail Party has no such intentions. The Industrial Parks have been very effectively blocked.


The beautiful Industrial Park in Kapolei. Hundreds of cars would be missing from the freeways to and from Honolulu. Hundreds of cars missing from that horrible downtown traffic. And "I coulda been home in 20 minutes." 


And everyone seem to know that the Rail Mess is not Rapid Transit. It will take longer than the bus service we have now, as bad as it is. The "C" bus and the #40 bus also known as the "Cattle Cars,"  are the worst.

Of course, the Present Rail Party is going to make that even worse than that. Right now we have the local small territory buses running just beautiful for the benefit of the citizens. From Frank Fasi time.

And we have the super duper #93 bus that can get you from the Alapai Transit Center to Makaha in an hour and a half. Few people are aware, the Present Rail Party keeping the information away from the users. Worthwhile to leave the car at home and leave the driving in the very capable hands of the Bus Drivers for now anyway. The Present Rail Party gonna put a stop to that nonsense.


The Rail Catastrophe will never beat the bus system we had, not in a million years. Never. Rapid Transit is a misnomer, or just plain lies. And we all know by now, it's the bread, Fred. Millions and Millions of dollars in profits from the construction of a Rail Crisis. Anybody got an idea of what the minimum wage is for the construction workers on the Rail Mess? How about $50/hour.?

You can con some of the people all of the time. and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot con all of the people all the time. Who said that?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

What's Doin'?

The most akamai people against the rail on this Island are the people in Kapolei. They realize the disaster caused by the Present Rail Party and their lying methods. They have publicly stated it in a resolution by the Neighborhood board of Makakilo, Kapolei and Honokai Hale. They are leading the protest because Second City has been temporarily been stopped.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

When Honolulu Weekly folded on June 5, 2013, after 20 years of weekly Pritchett Cartoons, John signed a contract with Honolulu Civil Beat an award-winning, online news site owned by Ebay founder, Pierre Omidyar. A new chapter of Pritchett Cartoons had begun.


Published books on local politics include, "Drawn & Quartered," "The Unbelievable Empire," "Jeremy's World Comics" and the online edition of "Rail, Honolulu's Big Mistake." Pritchett also provides cartoons, caricatures and illustrations to national and international newspapers, book publishers, magazines and Web sites. Now generally considered the best editorial cartoonist in the entire Pacific Basin.


Ask anyone in Waianae. Da Rail, Auwe!

 Beginning dancers prefer to take "intermediate" level classes. Intermediate
dancers prefer to take "advanced" level classes. Advanced dancers
pay to take private lessons to work on their basics.

Too many progressive things in Kapolei on hold because of the Rail Catastrophe. Fortunately the interest in dancing is increasing specially because the preference is for a place to dance nearby and avoid the trip to town. Kapolei Chapter of HBDA is doing just fine, however there is a dire need for another dance organization, just to spread it around.

Then there is the new Dance Studio that is inevitable, even though there some talk of one in Waianae. The combo, Studio - Nightclub? Why not? At any rate there will be a place to dance in Kapolei or vicinity. The best dance floor in the west is still at the Waianae District Park. Could Waianae be far behind? Check it out.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Trick Tracks

In the Night Club News:

“Almost nobody dances sober, unless they are insane.”

Of course, everybody knows that Dancers go to dance, not to drink. Should be common knowledge in Kapolei too. When they build that Night Club in Kapolei they will have to take that into consideration. What ever happened to the Juice Bar idea? And selling not "finger" food but "chopstick " food. This is the twenty first century and we live in Hawaii.


 "I Can Dream, Can't I?" by the Andrews Sisters.

The Three Styles of Tango:
"American tango is when you've just started dating, and you're flirting in an atmosphere of sexual tension. Argentine tango is when you've just started sleeping together and you can't keep your hands off each other. International tango is when you've been married for seven years and you're only staying together for the sake of the children."

There's a story behind every person. There's a reason why
they're the way they are. Pain alters our personality.



We cannot be everywhere and some news is simply not available for us. Check in on the latest at Dance News of the Pacific blog. There are also two very good blogs by Frank Sierra. The Dance Connection and That's Dancing.

By Greg Gilman:
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