Sunday, January 24, 2010


Jim plays twice a month at Aloha Nursing & Rehab with two friends, David Hanawahine and Darrel Cabinitan. Jim sat in with me a few times and the guy is 10 times better than I am. He doesn't even need to rehearse. Just name the song, the key and tempo and away we go. Needless to say, he was carrying me, but was very encouraging.

Jim tells me that David on lead guitar and Darrel on bass are real pros so the folks at Aloha Nursing are getting a real treat twice a month.

Visit his web page.

They're available for private gigs so you can find out more about what he does by navigating through his webpage.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Volunteering At Nursing Homes

I bring live entertainment 3 times a week to those in nursing homes. On Monday mornings, I'm at the V.A. Center For the Aged on the grounds of Tripler Army Medical Center. On Wednesday mornings, I'm at the Pearl City Nursing Home and on Thursday mornings, I'm at St. Francis West Hospice.

Here I am at the Center for the Aged annual Memorial Service in May 2009

I encourage everyone to bring some joy to these seniors who spent their lives being productive members of society and are not now able to go out to enjoy what life offers. Some bring art or sketching classes, some bring their dogs to do tricks or just be petted, some teach them to sit-down hula, and others just come by to visit and talk story.