Monday, July 9, 2018

Demographics

No worry, it is just numbers. Oahu has almost one million people, and Honolulu has less than 40% of that total. That gives the rest of the island a little strength but not what it should have. I have found this out because Platinum Horseshoe blog is doing so well with so little to offer the reader/dancers. If there are 30 thousand dancers on Oahu, (no I didn't count them) then we should have 18000 dancers on the outskirts, more than half. They are over due to live, work and play in their own kuleanas. Kapolei as Second City is a good beginning, and then there has to be the Third City.


Traffic to and from Honolulu is without question "bad" and in Honolulu it is even worse. Everyone already knows that the Rail is one big Money disaster. And some have already become multi-millionaires in a short time. The name "Gravy Train" is very convenient as is also "Easy Money." The estimates have gone from the original 5 Billion dollars to over ten now. It is costing more than one million dollars per day. And who is getting the money? No body knows and nobody is going to find out either. The Present Rail Party has made sure of that. More electric cars are coming in. When you are stuck in a traffic jam. Your gas buggy is burning up the gas. In an electric, you just stopped running. Simple?


Meanwhile, we are trying to find a group ready to make a social dance club on the Waianae Coast. Now that I am beginning to know my demographics, I can see enough dancers on the Waianae Coast developing a good dance club with some very good people. Then there is the North Shore. Not only from the North Shore but also from the Northern part of the Central Valley and from the Northern part of the Windward Side. Can anybody see that? Of course I don't know if it will be night clubs or the social clubs first. Either way there will be dancing in West Oahu. And most of the social dancers in this century understand that the day of the Big Bands and the Big Ballrooms is over.

"There is a case for telling the truth; there is a case for avoiding the scandal; but there is no possible defense for the person who tells the scandal, but does not tell the truth."

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Photos

This blog is evolving though slowly but surely and like all our blogs we need feedback. And what is feedback? Hell, we don't know either.  Part of feedback is photos and for us they are continually hard to find. Everyone sends them to Photobucket, Facebook, Flicker, Picasa and not many senders know that the Micros receive over 100 million photos daily and available for the members of these Micros over the entire world to see. We just cover Oahu and the photos are for the benefit of our fellow dancers on this island. No one needs membership to see any of out blogs. Just tune in and you got it.


There are no rules in blog photos but there are guidelines and anyone still has the right to use whatever photo they damn well please. For our blogs two people are better than one. And anyone should be able to see the advantage of having two people in the same photo being better than just one. Three is better than two and four is better that three. However, 17 is not better than 16. The photographer makes the ultimate decision and it should stand. One other suggestion for blogging is if you can avoid the peas in a pod picture, which is not easy.

 1990 "Praying For Time" by George Michael


Kapolei - Second City is beginning to roll.

I cannot take photos with my camera, I have fumbleitis. However, I pass it around and hope each person can get three of four pictures of "their friends." I now make six picture collages to get bigger pictures, so that getting 13 or 20 pictures gives me enough to get the best in the collages. Passing the camera around gives us the advantage of getting a more diverse group in the blog instead of all being the close members of the one photographer. I like the advantage - for the photees, the blog, the reader/dancers, the club, everyone. This is social media, it should be a win-win situation.

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
~ Mark Twain

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Getting There

Some thing sneaked into the hits on this blog on the first day of the month and ran them way up from expectations. I suspect search engines So then we must wait a few days for it to even out. Whatever, we need the steady information and photo contributors to get in on any of the reader's favorite blog and for their favorite people. The hits will just naturally go up, different people, more hits. The blogs are pretty much alike for now, (only me) but with steady Contributors, each blog will establish its own separate and distinct personality.

“Social dancers seem to realize that dancing defeats negativity
by the creative expression of moving to music.”


The dancers in West Oahu are developing a very nice territory. Kapolei's Luibueno's is now having a Saturday night Salsa dance. The residents of the Waianae Coast and the Central Valley will be attending. Sounds pretty good for the the residents of West Oahu. The ones in town will make their own decisions according to the help of their Guest Authors. And at least, now I know much more of how this thing operates and I can work to get the first completely independent blog with several Guest Authors.


I look for a new Dancing place in Waikele or Waipio. Each one is over due. But what the dancers want is not always what they are going to get. Those are the rules. I am beginning to see it, and it may be coming by next year, In our blogs, for one person (not famous) it is still going to be tough going. So I am cutting back on all blogging just one level. It may not make too much difference but I will have a little more time.

There is a wonderful law of nature that the three things we most
crave in life - happiness, freedom and peace of mind - are always
attained by giving them to someone else."