On Hapa, native Hawaiian Kaneali’i handles lead vocals, while New Jersey born Flanagan sings harmonies and background vocals and also writes and arranges much of the material. Because of their approach (and success), the duo has been labeled the “Hawaiian Simon and Garfunkel.” Hapa sold 100,000 copies in Hawaii the first year it was out, garnering six Hoku Awards (the state’s version of the Grammys) for Kaneali’i and Flanagan, including Album of the Year and Group of the Year. Coconut Grove Recording Company recently linked up with a distributor on the mainland, and according to CGRC product manager Brian Rochlin, Hapa is now getting played on college, adult alternative, and adult contemporary stations in such unlikely places as Harrisburg (Pennsylvania), Tuscaloosa (Alabama), and Boise (Idaho).
DEAR TOM AND RAY: I want to lease a Mercedes Benz S65, a Bentley Flying Spur or an Audi S8. I concerned about quiescent current drain when the car is locked and parked in a garage. I talking about the current that gets used for the clock, the alarm system and whatever else.
And along with my colleagues, Dr. Coburn and Dr. Barrasso, we bring a wealth of experience in dealing with insurance companies and all these everyday problems that so many American families face. In turn, the CCC described the CBA as being in the hands of the Kuomintang, the right wing party that was then in control in Taiwan after having fled to the island following the 1949 Communist Revolution in China. The battle ended up in court and an election was finally held to resolve the dispute in 1978. When the votes were counted, the old guard at the CBA lost.
Our guide through the hour long session was the team’s operations officer, Maj. Constantine Tzavaras or “Chachi.” He flies Thunderbird No. 7, a spare for the air shows (in 46 years, a T Birds show has never been cancelled because of a mechanical problem).
Upon being introduced to someone for the first time, I’m usually afforded the introduction of Dave is a musician. Somehow, that validates my poor fashion sense and excuses the very uncomfortable exchange of friendly hellos we’re about to have. Sometimes I’m so fortunate to hit it off with you and, eventually, you’ll ask me what kind of music do you make? Standing in front of you, pale and nerdy, in a plaid shirt and a thick sweater, you probably won’t believe me when I say I produce Hip Hop..
My family, my friends, my daughter. Learning makes me happy. I (went) to Ethiopia, and that was a life changing experience. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry. And to marvel at this flawless, fearless parting gift from a chameleonic and utterly individual artist who treated his own passing as his ultimate work of art.