Saturday, February 25, 2017

Mardi Gras

Most marketeers in our dancing circles on Oahu are active in the ever-changing world of digital marketing and social media. They understand that Public Relations role has evolved and become more integrated into any organization’s overall communications. In pursuit of a good definition of public relations, we can discovered unexpected diversity in our Oahu dance environment. When did Mardi Gras come in? What is the difference in Web sites and Blog sites? In Blogging what is the difference between commenters and information contributors? What is a hit counter? It will take more time for more of us to be aware of the terminology.

"The only dancer you need to compare yourself with is your former self."

Mardi Gras 2017 is on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. It is always the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the start of Lent. Carnival season in New Orleans refers to the weeks leading up to Mardi Gras, (Fat Tuesday) and officially begins on January 6 every year. Although Carnival season lasts more than a month, the parties, parades and fun kick into high gear on the Thursday before Mardi Gras. The Holiday excuse to party on Oahu began in earnest in this century and let's dance.

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges

From the Waha 30 years ago: Fancy Steps By Richard Masuyama
The only comment to this trend is that many students are interested only in picking up new and very advanced dance figures without too much concern about technique and styling that goes with these. The figures in the Gold Bar and Gold Star are mostly for exhibition and competitions and are starkly out of place on the social dance floor. They generally require a great deal of space for their execution and many will agree that they look terrible when not done correctly.

"Stranger In Paradise" by Tony Bennett

With so many dance steps and figures available, it is sensible to concentrate on those that can be led and followed easily with any partner for use in social dancing. Forget the open and fancy figures that can be done only with one or very limited number of partners. Learn to enjoy and do the simple figures well and leave the fancy ones to the expert exhibition dancers.

"Light My Fire" by The Doors

Beautiful Business Park in Waipio voted down by the Present Rail Party. How many cars would be missing from downtown traffic daily? And I coulda been home in 20 minutes

Yes, the Robot Cars are coming, in spite of the Present Rail Party. No More Parking Issues, Robot cars would just drop off passengers at their destination and go park someplace else where parking is not scarce. They would then return as needed to pick up the passengers. No need to ask friends to drive you to the airport. Your faithful robot car would do it for you and then wait at home until you get back and you need it to pick you up. The "Gravy Train" will become obsolete and the "easy money" was spent for nothing.

"Dancers dance because there can be no greater feeling in the world than moving to your favorite music and letting the rest of the world go by"