Eh metalhead rocker guy playing guitar and head-banging on Dairy Road in Kahului: With an American flag propped next to you and red paint streaming down your face, you decided to set up a one-man metal show at the busiest intersection in Maui on Earth Day. What a strange and offbeat change of pace to the typical Earth Day scenery of mellow jams and tie-dyed hippie love. Why … [Read more...] about Eh Brah: Rock on, American Hero!
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Eh you crazy hippie! You’re the one always weaving palm fronds into fish and hearts, when you’re not leaving trash and drinking and generally scaring the tourists. Did you know that palm trees are unique, in that they derive many nutrients from dying fronds? I doubt it, because otherwise you wouldn’t be pulling down the fronds. See, when you do that, you cause what’s called … [Read more...] about Eh, Crazy Hippie!
It’s hard to believe now, but 40-plus years ago Maui went to war over hippies. The long-haired idealists had been coming to the island since 1967 at least, but at first, locals had welcomed them. By 1970, this welcome had considerably soured. “These are parasites who deride our society, contribute nothing to it, but use the services provided by our ‘grubby’ tax dollars to … [Read more...] about Talking Story With Jill Engledow About Her New Novel ‘The Island Decides’ And What Maui Was Like During The Hippie Days