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Kimo’s Hawaiian Rules

One of my favorite t-shirts (and I love t-shirts BTW) is one that I picked up in Hawaii.

KIMO’S HAWAIIAN RULES

Never judge a day by the weather.

The best things in life aren’t things.

Tell the truth – there’s less to remember.

Speak softly and wear a loud shirt.

Goals are deceptive – the unaimed arrow never misses.

He who dies with the most toys – still dies.

Age is relative – When you’re over the hill you pick up speed.

There are 2 ways to be rich:  Make more or desire less.

Beauty is internal – Looks mean nothing.

No Rain – No Rainbows!

 

Eastman Upright Bass

I purchased a Samuel Eastman double bass several months ago. Since I having been an electric bass player until now, I have been working on learning how to play on an upright these past few months.  It is a VB90 model, which is a step up from the entry level VB80 bass and it has a fully carved spruce top.  I got a great deal on the price as the store had accidentally mislabeled it and they were good enough to honor the lower price.  Below is a summary of the bass from the product page and below is a short […] Continue Reading…

Live Music Update

I just got back from a vacation in Hawaii. Wow, I really needed that. What a beautiful state. I ate so much “Moco Loco” and fish tacos and wanted to sit in the 85-degree water at Waikiki forever.  That is until Hurricane Ana decided to briefly target Hawaii.  For the third time this year, the islands managed to avoid getting hit.  We pray God will continue to provide this kind of protection in the future for the people living there in this special place.

I’m excited about playing live music, songwriting and recording again. I don’t know why I ended […] Continue Reading…

Scenes From Hawaii

Here is a photo gallery of my recent visit to O’ahu.  We ended up flying out two days earlier than planned due to Hurricane Ana that appeared suddenly and for a few days appeared to be on a direct path to hit Honolulu.  So rather than risk being stuck on the 17th floor of a high rise with possibly no electricity or running water, we decided it’s better to be safe than sorry.  All in all, the aloha spirit was flowing and we had a nice visit.  I particularly enjoyed observing the many Waikiki musicians.  I noticed that a […] Continue Reading…

1965 Ford Galaxy

Saw this beauty at my mechanic’s shop. My first car was a 1966 Ford Galaxy, but it never looked this good!!

Fender Marauder and Roland GR-55 Demo

Here is a demo of some sounds from my new Fender Marauder guitar using the neck pickup, the triple bucker bridge pickup and a Roland GK-3 and Roland GR-55 guitar synthesizer.  The Marauder may be made in China, but no matter how much I gripe about it I am unfortunately restricted to a made in China budget.  But Fender has done really well with this item.

Its construction was flawless and it sounds great.  So for $399 I think it rocks.  In this video you get a little taste of the Roland GR-55 guitar synthesizer tone machine.  There will be […] Continue Reading…

Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome Post Op Update 2

(I have reposted this article that appeared on my old site because it was a popular page and I don’t want it to get lost when I shut the old site down…..so here you go.)

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Hi again folks,

My crainiotomy surgery was one month ago yesterday (5/20/2010) – wow.  So I thought I would give you a little update, including anyone out there who might be diagnosed with SCDS and considering surgery.

As you know I was in surgery Thursday May 20th all day from 8:30 am until 6:00 pm….Then I was in ICU for a day and a half and finally got […] Continue Reading…

Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome Post Op Update

(I have reposted this article that appeared on my old site because it was a popular page and I don’t want it to get lost when I shut the old site down…..so here you go.)

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Hi family, friends and fans,

This is just a note to let you know that I am still alive and survived my surgery!!

I was in surgery last Thursday May 20th all day from 8:30 am until 6:00 pm….Then I was in ICU for a day and a half and finally got discharged from the hospital on Tuesday of this week.  I hope to be able to […] Continue Reading…

Dave Barry’s Colonoscopy Journal

A friend sent me this today in an attempt to cheer me up and break my nervousness over my impending colonoscopy.  BUT, I almost don’t need a colonoscopy NOW…..I think I just had one reading this.

ROFLMAO!! OH, I CAN BARELY BREATHE NOW!!

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This is from newshound Dave Barry’s colonoscopy journal:

…….I called my friend Andy Sable, a gastroenteritis, to make an appointment for a colonoscopy. A few days later, in his office, Andy showed me a color diagram of the colon, a lengthy organ that appears to go all over the place, at one point passing briefly through Minneapolis .

Then Andy […] Continue Reading…

Celebrity Before and After Pictures

A friend of mine sent me this by email originally and I thought it was hilarious.  After looking at it I wondered what some other stars that I grew up with look like now, so I added a few of my own celeb findings which are also quite astonishing.

If you have days when you wonder why YOU have to get old and think if you only had the money and resources that money can buy to stop and reverse the aging process, if you think that then even you could finally find that elusive fountain of youth that even eluded Ponce de […] Continue Reading…