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The Weekly Dish Oct. 14

October 14, 2011 - Trisha Smith
Miss this morning's episode of THE WEEKLY DISH?! No worries! Tune in here.

Kool kat Shawn Michael & I grooved into the weekend on KAOI 1110AM&96.7FM from 7 to 8 a.m., and enjoyed Maui Weekly news & views, some business highlights from 808 Deli, the revamped Guava Gouda & Caviar (formerly Who Cut the Cheese) and other fine Maui establishments. We also enjoyed the sophisicated "Let's Talk More... " theatre and arts segment with Paul Janes-Brown.

Make sure you check out this week's Maui Weekly for some great info on a variety of community events. There's a Kihei Community Association meeting this Tuesday, with reps from the Public Utilities Commission present during this special gathering in Kahului. (Visit link on the right for more details.) This would be a fine opportunity to ask the group that pulls the strings of the Maui Electric Company and the islands' electric industries a few questions. I know I have some...

This Saturday is the 5th Annual Maui Children & Youth Day from 3 to 8 p.m., upon the park lawns of the Kihei Youth Center at the Kenolio Recreation Complex. Join in this fine celebration of all thing keiki and spend some quality time with your friends and family. Thanks to Sen. Roz Baker for all of her work in making this event possible each year, and also to the angels at the Kihei Youth Center (KYC). Love me some Lehua, Steph and Leslie! And of course, Coach Bill. :-) Visit the article link for more info on Maui Children & Youth Day. I'll be there volunteering with the KYC and challenge anyone to the bicycle rodeo. Oh yeah... this going to be fun and for a wonderful cause. The kids! :-)

Back to the show... My awesome engineer Garry helped me play microphone wars-I always lose! And my co-host Groovy (aka Shawn Michael) filled the airwaves with his usual cleverness and sweet humor, well at least when he wasn't freaking out regarding his wireless issues and was unable to cruise Facebook. Geek, unplugged=no bueno. Hahaha

And the studio was full of excitement, and sometimes sillness, and we had the pleasure of chatting with the illustrious Uncle Willie K. live in the studio regarding this Sunday's b-day celebration in Waiehu Beach Park, also a CD release party for "Warehouse Blues." (We played "Howling at the Moon" off the brand new album. Willie rocks! Going back to his rockin' blues roots... loving it!) Don't miss his grand celebration this Sunday, Oct. 16, at Waiehu Beach Park, from noon to 4 p.m. (Apparently, he's a master chef of ribs, so get there early to snag one of those tasty treats.) Loving the "Warehouse Blues" album! Hasn't left my player all morning. "Heart Aching Blues" and "Howling at the Moon" are my fav thus far. Go Willie!

Our musical compadres Mary Jane Babashoff & Chris Sendrey of the Mary Jane Xperiment and ZEPTEMBER fame delivered their cool vibes @ KAOI, and we played a rad track of theirs, "In Your Face." 2-3-4!! Great production work by Ola Shaw, and much love to Michael Russel for his drum skills on the track. Really proud my friends MJ & Chris. Their sound and performance charisma is blossoming beautifully, just as their love has. Ahhhhhhh! (I apologize if a barf bag was required there.)

Be their friend on Crackbook, I mean Facebook, hahaha. Search for "Mary Jane Xperiment" and like them, dang it! I can't wait to catch them love again at Java Jazz in Lahaina. One of my favorite spots with some of my favorite folks throwing down. Score!

Also, don't miss the Owaila show tonight @ Three's, featuring Rabbitt and The Propers. Starts after 9 p.m., and it's free all night. Lookin forward to rockin' out and getting down to some original Maui music. Three's Surf Lounge in Kihei Kalama Village, behind Kihei Cafe', has been rolling in some great talent this last year, and we're stoked to support them.

We're missing our cruise buddy, Mike Waggoner from Classic Cruisers. He'll return next week to rev your engines. He's been enjoying a well-deserved vacation with his lovely wife, Bessie.

And make sure you stop by Stella Blues for breakfast, lunch and dinner! The place just gets it right when it comes to food, hospitality and music. Their backroom venue is one-of-a-kind. Catch pristine talents like Tom Conway at Happy Hour on Tuesdays, and Randall Rospond on Wednesdays. Oh, and gear up for their big metal show on Nov. 4, featuring Krinj, Entity Awakened and others.

The only sad part of the show is that we had to announce that Wokstar is closing in two weeks. Yeah, you heard it right. :-( The wonderful international noodles and more eatery has to shut their doors in November. Boo! It's sad to think about how much these great small businesses have to pay in rent and utilities. Give the lil guy a chance, landlords! And don't get me started on MECO... Visitors of the "The Barmuda Triangle" in Kihei need to reinvestigate where they spend their dough on grub. This business should not be closing...

I know I'll be down there every day enjoying their killa thai coconut chicken soup and pot stickers. Beyond delicious! Much love to owners Sarah and Mark, as well as my brothas Josh, Mattie, and all the great folks down at Wokstar. We'll miss your fantastic flavors immensely...

And THE WEEKLY DISH will still give much love and aloha to the Maui Roller Girls, which the awesome Sarah Grey of Wokstar throws down with. Don't miss their Monster Smash event on October 29 at Kalama Skate Park. More info at the blog link on this page.

We appreciate everyone's support here at THE WEEKLY DISH. We hope you all love tuning in to our early morning talk variety show on KAOI, and getting a jolt of news, views and colorful commentary. Shawn Michael and I love delivering Maui's community news from the Maui Weekly and the island's music news on THE WEEKLY DISH-every Friday morning on KAOI 1110AM & 96.7FM from 7 to 8 a.m. We're pretty fun and silly sometimes too. And watch out for Groovy... he means business and is not shy with his opinion. Grrr! Tune in!

And kudos to the Maui Weekly for being an interesting community news source-live on air, online and in print. Check out the pages of this award-winning community newspaper right here within the online form. Word.

Download your weekend jumpstart here-just click on the "TRISH101411" file via the blog links box above, and gear up for another weekend in paradise.

A lil life recipe from da Dish: I know times are tough for many right now-health, money, emotional problems. Overworked, underpaid. Life's tough... don't give up and try to keep a positive attitude. Try feeding your soul this weekend-jump in the ocean, take a hike in Hana, call your parents, your close friends and tell them you love them. And do something for your community. Volunteer, recycle, stand with others in support of a cause. Celebrate with friends, dance to the music and share your love. Be good to each other and yourself! Shop local, support small businesses and take an active role in your hometown. Oh, and don't watch Fox News or anything involving a Kardashian. This puts you a big step ahead of the brainwashed sectors of society. Word.

Enjoy THE WEEKLY DISH-a delightful recipe for Maui's community and entertainment. Keep it real.

Aloha :o) Trish


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Wake up! It's Friday, yo! Shawn Michael and I welcomed our good friends and stylin' Maui musicians, Mary Jane Babashoff and Chris Sendrey of the Mary Jane Xperiment, to THE WEEKLY DISH this morning. Good times!


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