Happy Camper for Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Mahalo to Dan Spriggs for the heads up on Devin Phillips and New Orleans Straight Ahead. Devin (he has a CD out) was born and raised in New Orleans and moved to Portland, Ore., after Hurricane Katrina. He said the trip to Kaua‘i for the Kaua‘i Concert Association was his first trip to Hawai‘i, and he would love to stay longer, but after gigs on the Big Island, Kaua‘i and two on O‘ahu, that longer trip will be the next time. Andrew Oliver (he has a CD out, too) and Devin crossed paths while Andrew was in New Orleans, but Devin said in that period of time, they must’ve spoken about four words. Now they play together in Portland. Ron Margolis did a great job emcee-ing, video-ing and photographing the KCA music outreach program, and of course, mahalo to Kent Tanigawa and Tony Kilbert for making sure there was enough light.

Mahalo to Dean Okayama for coming through with a photo from the Kaua‘i Soccer Association games … the Obama rally overlapped soccer, so it’s a good thing Dean has his D300 at the games.

Carol Ann Davis had her 40D Canon at the Obama rally and was lamenting the fact that her vantage point was not the right one. But the Obama shirt she had on was nice, and Bill Troutman was busy distributing Gary Hooser shirts … he even got Maya Soetoro-Ng to take one.

OK, don’t forget … this is the weekend for the Julie Yukimura quilts which will be available at the Lihu‘e Christian Church’s annual bazaar Saturday. And yes, this is the one you have to wake up early for, but there are all sorts of nice people in the line waiting for the doors to open.

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