Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tueday, What's Doin'?

There are an awful lot of things going in our dance circles in this section but for sure no one is going to tell us anything about them. There may be blank points of view, but fortunately there are also a lot of points of view with an opinion. That is what we need in the Moanalua Corridor.

"With courage, you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate,
and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity."

We got one from the Da Spin Doctor and he will be at the Elk's Lodge on Tuesday evening. I hope be there, have a drink or two, and a few dances, I hope to get a few photos and make a nice write up from "my" point of view. This is a nice place to dance and relax in the middle of the week. For those that live nearby (and there are many,) they "coulda been home in 20 minutes."

"Imagine" by John Lennon

But then this section has been a long time coming. I lived there for ten years 85 to 95 and night life was almost non existent. Now that section has more bars than Waipahu. So that entire enchilada is evolving quite apart from social dancing. And the Dance Studios are holding their own but not too interested in the social-recreational dance that we do.

From Dancing USA, 1999

Rock "n" Roll was in the early stages in 1959 when a touring group of fledgling musicians set out to light the world on fire with their music. In 1959, the troupe was on it’s fourth national tour. They filled the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa with hundreds of fans. The next morning Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson chartered a plane to Fargo, Minnesota. The plane crashed in a snowstorm just out of Clear Lake, killing all three on board and their pilot.

Clear Lake kids wore black arm bands to school to honor stars not much older than themselves. Holly was 22, Richie was 17. Holly was one of the first musicians in the rock era to write much of his own material. He was the first to experiment with over dubbing and his "hiccuping" vocal style influenced other musicians such as Paul McCartney and Bobby Vee.

"La Bamba" By Richie Valens

Pub's Side Note: We are going to get some action in this section sooner or later. See you at the Elks and maybe get your photo along with the gang.