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The Weekly Dish ZEPTEMBER 23

September 23, 2011 - Trisha Smith
Tune in here to Maui's most groovy morning radio show.

Aloha Maui listeners-and beyond! My awesome co-host (Mr. Groovy Shawn Michael) got things started this morning at KAOI Radio in Wailuku on The Weekly Dish, with special guest host, Scott Johnson of Dogtowne Design and PolyphonicZine, saddling up for the AM ride.

Shawn and Scott had no problem steering the ship before I rolled in fashionably late... school buses and Wailuku police make my morning drive so pleasant... hehehe. I was a little off this morning and I feel like I rushed a bit, and didn't present as well as I have in the past, so I apologize to my listeners that noticed. Nonetheless, the show still rocked and I smiled all morning.

Anyways, we heard some great news & views from the one and only, Maui Weekly, and talked story with some of the isle's finest small businessowners, including Josh Richardson from 808 Deli.

The Weekly Dish welcomed some very special ladies in the studio today to discuss ZEPTEMBER and the benevolent aspects of this epic rock tribute. ZEPTEMBER beneficiary this year is 27-year-old sweetheart Erin Fulton of Maui. This brave gal has been dealing with breast cancer since her early twenties, and a painful journey to understand the cause behind her sickness along with a variety of insurance issues, family struggles, as well as various love and life hardships no one should ever have to endure. We're proud to be able to help this strong soul, and shed a light in her journey to recovery.

My close friend and angelic soul sista Anu Yagi from Maui Time magazine joined us in the studio as well. Read her fantastic article on ZEPTEMBER via this link. (

It's a tear-jerker, beautifully-layered with gratitude, grit and personal experience. MauiTime is blessed to have this moving writer grace their pages.

I was super stoked to have her in the studio this morning, and even more thrilled to have her in my life...

ZEPTEMBER has been quite a beautiful journey for myself and other creative energies on this isle. I can't thank everyone enough for asking me to be a part of the magic again this year. The vocalists and musicians involved are exceptional talents, with many pouring their hearts and souls into this rock tribute. Thanks for all your hard work!

And I'm thankful for the amazing opportunity to work with incredible individuals like ZEPTEMBER's head organizers Scott, Shawn, Murray Thorne and KAOI's Ruth O'Keefe. I'm kind of like the "fifth Beatle" of ZEPTEMBER-if that makes any sense-and it's been great watching this epic concert event cultivate over the last few months.. Attendees are in for a real treat on Saturday at Mulligan's... Get your tickets now!

You can experience pure rock gods like Murray Thorne, who joined the AM party via The Weekly Dish phone line. Murray is not only an exceptional music talent, he's a remarkable manager, brotha, friend, father, husband and so much more. Super stoked to have him in my rainbow-sparkled world.

(Although, he did take advantage this morning of the fact that you can say "ass" on the radio, and took the opportunity to have some fun and tease us. So, I apologize for those of you whom were offended by his silly sentiments. He meant no harm and no worries. :o) )

Tonight, Mulligan's On the Blue kicks off the killa weekend with some special guests from O'ahu, Kings of Spade. Maui's own sweet and sassy outfit, Rabbitt and The Propers, opens the evening at 9:30 p.m. If you dig good original music, you don't want to miss this tonight!

Next week on The Weekly Dish, we'll dig into more delicious news from Wailea's new Guava, Gouda & Caviar fine wine and cheese shop (formerly Who Cut the Cheese in Kihei).

Also big love to the Maui Roller Girls. They're still undefeated in the state, and are stoked to look for a new home court, preferrably in Kalama Park. (fingers crossed! Pretty please, Maui County!) And don't forget to visit WokStar Int. Noodle in Kihei for some tasty treats and eats. All I have to say is Thai Coconut Chicken Soup. It's one of my most delicious creations I've ever tasted. Seriously.

Three's Surf Lounge in Kihei has had some kickass events lately, including a jam-packed groovefest last Friday with the powerhouse players from Kanekoa. They're getting stoked for Halloween weekend, with a sexy and scary pin-up girls event on tap, and MOTHxp will crank out two shows on Halloween night. The first is an all-ages event, which I'm looking forward to most of all. I loved the way the young crowd reacted to the band during The Throwdowns party at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center recently-MOTHxp groupies. Word.

Speaking of all-ages show, Three's welcomes the rad teen surf rockers of Visibly Shaken onstage this Thursday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. The kool kats will open for the Vince Esquire Band, and are stoked to deliver some originals. Nice one!

And last, but certainly not least, the one and only Paula Fuga graces the stage of Stella Blues tomorrow night. Make it over if you can. She's a true breath of fresh island Aloha.

Thanks for tuning in each and every Friday monring to THE WEEKLY DISH-a delightful recipe for Maui's community and entertainment news. Keep it real. Aloha! :o)

Trish <3


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Morning cool crew: (left to right) Shawn Michael, Anu Yagi, Erin Fulton, Jack Gist, Scott Johnson & I this morning at KAOI, grooving into the rock show weekend. What a way to start the day... I'm blessed! Make sure you buy tickets today for ZEPTEMBER! And don't forget, a portion of the proceeds from Saturday's Led Zeppelin tribute will help alleviate 27-year-old Erin's medical bills as she deals with breast cancer.


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