Growing up on Oahu in the 1960s and ‘70s, Geri Valdriz and his friends listened to the blues. “In my generation, that’s the kind of music we listened to–we never played Hawaiian music,” he told me recently. Then he started reading interviews of his favorite blues artists, and was surprised to find them citing Hawaiian steel guitar musicians as their influences. “So … [Read more...] about Kika Kila: How Geri Valdriz helps keep the fire burning for steel guitars
This story shouldn’t exist. I shouldn’t have to write it, and you certainly shouldn’t need to read it. But if you believe in democracy and open, honest government, then nothing about the political state of affairs in this country, state or county is even close to optimal. Which is why I’m writing this story, which you should most definitely read. There’s a war going on here in … [Read more...] about Will the public lose in the war between Hawaii’s Office of Information Practices and the Civil Beat Law Center?