Wailuku’s Requests tells MauiTime’s Anu Yagi “Be a real journalist” re: Ground Hog Day editorial

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PORK THIS IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT a blahg post by Anu Yagi *** “Be a real journalist.” That’s what Requests’ manager Brendan Smith told me yesterday afternoon, when I popped-in at our friendly neighborhood record shop to pick through their latest crates of old vinyl and buy a lighter to, um, light some […]

Buy Local This Black Friday

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*** The quixotic motivation behind my usual prescription to Adbuster‘s “Buy Nothing Day” is trumped by the desire to support local businesses. The holidays doll a bankroll beating regardless, so why make your pocketbook suffer evermore when there are great deals to be had? Of course, great local establishments abound island-wide (stay tuned for MauiTime‘s […]

Gomega Goes Big at October’s Wailuku First Friday

Gomega at Wailuku First Friday, October 2010

Read MauiTime‘s This Week’s Picks blog post on Requests Music’s 20th birthday celebration, HERE. Sorry you missed out on October’s Wailuku First Friday events? (If you did) You should be. Turn out was rather light (by comparison to recent months), due to the 88th annual Maui County Fair (not to mention that a healthy amount […]

Requests Score: Party with Gomega at Wailuku First Friday

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Friday (October 1) 6-8pm, Market & Main Streets, Wailuku, Free If calculating by the cliche, three-minute (Pop) “rule,” Requests has kept us rocking for 3,504,000 songs straight.* That’s 20 years, if you don’t (already know, or) want to do the backwards math. Two decades of the island’s only legitimate record store surviving the days of […]

TONIGHT: ‘Get Spaced Out on Sensation’ with a Free Screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

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CAUGHT IN A CELLULOID JAM Slip into a pair of thigh-highs and snap the clasps on your garter belt, it’s time again for the ‘Iao Theater’s annual free screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, TONIGHT! Following Wailuku First Friday festivities (happy 20th birthday, Requests!), head to the theater to get in line by 8:00pm […]

Birthdays Beats and Benefits

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In 1870, Tiffany & Co. (no doubt for marketing purposes) published passages purportedly of Gregorian tradition, poetically describing birthstones attributed to each month. September’s stanza reads, “A maiden born when autumn leaves / Are rustling in September’s breeze / A sapphire on her brow should bind / To bring her joy and peace of mind.” […]