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Saturday, April 30, 2011

11-04-30 Kaneohe Bay Sunrise

13 people got up early this Saturday morning to view & photograph the sun rising from Kaneohe Bay.  It was a bit shaky considering the heavy showers with thunder and lightning on Friday, but it turned out to be well worth the effort.

This is the same spot Ceylon and I shot on the 15th of this month.

Before I go to the sunrise pictures I took I want to show you a visitor to my yard.

These are the sunrise pictures.




That white spot, centered in the gap in the clouds just right of the top center, is the moon.







I wasn't sure that we would see the sunrise on the horizon, so imagine my surprise...













That's Henry stalking the boat.


If you look closely, you'll see Sterling trying to get a macro shot.


Friday, April 29, 2011

Great memories!!!!

JUST CLICK ON A DATE AND SIT BACK AND ENJOY

1.  JACKIE GLEASON ON THE ROCKY MARCIANO SHOW THE MAIN EVENT (1960)

2.  JAMES DEAN: HIS FINAL TV APPEARANCE
(1954)
 
3.  ELVIS SINGS BLUE SUEDE SHOES
(1956)
 
4.  A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS PRESLEY, THE KING OF ROCK & ROLL
(1959-62)
 
5.  THE EDSEL INTRODUCED ON NBC
(1957)
 
6.  BOBBY DARIN'S "MACK THE KNIFE"
(1959)
 
7.  WESTINGHOUSE DEBUTS HI-TECH "ADVANCED TV"
(1951)

8.  WILLIAM BENDIX AS LOVABLE
CHESTER A. RILEY
(1956)
 
9.  ICONS I: WHAT MADE 50'S TV GOLDEN
(COMPILATION, (1952-60)
 
10.  THE PATTI PAGE SHOW
(1958)

11. BLOOPERS FROM THE HONEYMOONERS
(1957-58)

12.  THE CENSORED JERRY LEE LEWIS HERE UNCENSORED!
(1957-59)

13.  A TRUE 50's DOO WOP TV CLASSIC
(1958)

14.  FAMILY AFFAIR
(1966)

15.  ALAN FREED'S BIG BEAT DANCE PARTY DANCERS
(1959)

16.  THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW
(1957)

17.
  The Inventor Of TV Sketch Comedy ERNIE KOVACS (1954)

18.  THE RED SKELTON SHOW
(1959)

19.  ICONS: THE DELINQUENCY RAMPAGE!
(COMPILATION, 1957-60)

20.  FATHER KNOWS BEST
(1953)

21.  PETTICOAT JUNCTION
(1962)

22.  OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST BOB MATTHIAS
(1956)

23.  DANCES OF THE 1950's: THE HAND JIVE
(1957)

24.  GROUCHO MARX YOU BET YOUR LIFE
(1959)

25.  DRAGNET
(1959)

26.  THE IMMORTAL MUSICAL COMEDY OF VICTOR BORGE
1951

27.  EDDIE FISHER SINGS A MEDLEY OF HIS BIGGEST HITS
1953

28.  ABBOTT & COSTELLO: WHO'S ON FIRST?
1951

29.  MORE DANCES OF THE 1950's THE JITTERBUG
1958

30. THE HONEYMOONERS ... IN COLOR!
1969

31.  THE ORIGINAL FLASH GORDON SERIAL
theatres-1939; TV-1960's

32.  THE LONE RANGER
1955

33.  THE ENDEARING GRIMACES OF EDDIE CANTOR
1952

34.  BOBBY DARIN NERVOUSLY HOSTS A BEAUTY CONTEST
1957

35.  MORE DANCES OF THE 1950's: THE LINDY HOP
1959

36.  SHAKE, BABY, SHAKE!  IT'S THE KILLER AGAIN!
1958

37.  THE DANNY THOMAS SHOW
1958

38.  SID CAESAR: YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS
1957

39.  HERE COMES TOBOR!
1954

40.  THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN
1954

41.  THE ADVENTURES OF FLIPPER
1964

42.  SPIKE JONES
1951

43.  CAPTAIN VIDEO & HIS VIDEO RANGERS
1950

44.  THE LIBERACE SHOW
1952

45.  MEDIC
1954

46.  THE BIG VALLEY
1965

47.  THE ROOTS OF TV BASEBALL
1950-57

48.  Mc HALE'S NAVY
1962

49.  HOPALONG CASSIDY
1952

50.  DARK SHADOWS
1966

51. 
FADS & FANCIES OF THE 50s & 60s

52.  I LOVE LUCY
1952

53.  THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW
1962

54.  THE BEATLES FIRST TELEVISION APPEARANCE
1963

55.  BAT MASTERSON
1958

56.  MARTY ROBBINS ON THE JOHNNY CASH SHOW
1964

57.  FRANK SINATRA SPEAKS CANDIDLY
1954

58.  PASSWORD
1962

59.  STAR TREK TV ON DEMAND
1966-present

60.  MORE DANCES OF THE 50's: THE SWINGBACK
1958

61.  THE LIVE TV FRIDGE COMMERCIAL CATASTROPHE
1954

62.  THE ARTHUR GODFREY SHOW
1957

63.   BUILDING THE 1958 DODGE
1957

64.  FIGHT CLASSIC: ROCKY MARCIANO vs. JERSEY JOE WALCOTT
1952

65.  AND MORE GREAT ICONS OF THE 50's VOL III
1952-59

66.  ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS
1959

67.  SATURDAY NIGHTLIVE~~ BEFORE SNL
1954-58

68.  FELIX THE CAT
1959

69.  THE DONNA REED SHOW
1958

70.  THE GOLDBERGS
1952

71.  LUCILLE BALL & CAROL BURNETT
1965

72.  THE LITTLE RASCALS
1955

73.  HIGHWAY PATROL
1956

74.  LOST IN SPACE
1966

75.  BEULAH
1951

76.  BEWITCHED
1966

77.  I DREAM OF JEANIE
1966

78.  SEA HUNT
1957

79.  DYNAMITE JOE RINDONE
1954

80.  THE MILTON BERLE SHOW
1957

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

11-04-23 Kamehame Ridge Sunrise

Stay up last night so I wouldn't miss the sunrise from Kamehame Ridge.  I left my house at 4am to get to Minh's house by 4:30 so we would be at the meeting place by 5.  I had figured it would take us about 45 minutes of steady walking to get to the hang glider launch pad...thank you Tim.  He has the key to the gate and allowed us a drive up rather than a hike.  We took 3 cars with everyone piled in and got to the launch pad in less that 10 minutes.

The sunrise proved to be mediocre at best..too many clouds on the horizon.  But we had fun nevertheless.  The turnout surprised me with 17 people showing up.




I'm not sure why the colors in this shot are so different from all the rest.  I didn't do anything different so it should have been the same.
















Monday, April 25, 2011

"Saving Grace" Everlast

This is another TV show that I enjoyed.





Saving Grace
Everlast


One time around the block
two times around the clock
three times don't cross the little lady

So pretty and oh so bold
got a heart full of gold on a lonely road
she said "I don't even think that God can save me"

(Am I) gaining ground
(Am I) losing face
(Am I) lost and found by Saving Grace
Thankful for the gift my Angel's gave me

Born alone
We die alone
nuttin' but sittin' here by the phone
waitin for the Lord to send my callin'

Street wise from the boulevard
Jesus only knows that she tries too hard
She's only tryin' to keep the sky from fallin'

Any man says it's Heaven and Hell
Prob'ly got somethin' useless to sell
You ask me if I'm saved but what's it to ya?

Blow a quarter
cop another eight
you're runnin' out of hide you're losin' your faith
Throw your hands up and scream halleluiah
halleluiah halleluiah halleluiah halleluiah Amen

One time around the sun
another year older and my work ain't done
it's time for me to write the final chapter

Deal the cards and roll the dice
sex drugs and rock'n roll are my only vice
tryin' to figure out just what's here after

halleluiah halleluiah halleluiah halleluiah halleluiah halleluiah Amen

"(What if God Was) One of Us"? Joan Osborne

Joan of Arcadia was a TV series that I really enjoyed.  I was sorry to see it canceled. 

I enjoyed the theme song by Joan Osborne and play this clip every so often just to remember.




"(What if God was) One of Us?"
Joan Osborne

If God had a name, 
what would it be
And would you call it to his face
If you were faced with him in all his glory
What would you ask if you had just one question
And yeah yeah God is great yeah yeah God is good
yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

What if God was one of us
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make his way home

If God had a face 
what would it look like
And would you want to see
If seeing meant that you would have to believe
In things like heaven and in jesus and the saints and all the prophets
And yeah yeah God is great yeah yeah God is good
yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

What if God was one of us
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make his way home 
He's trying to make his way home
Back up to heaven all alone
Nobody calling on the phone
Except for the pope maybe in Rome

And yeah yeah God is great yeah yeah God is good
yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

What if God was one of us
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make his way home
Just trying to make his way home
Like a holy rolling stone
Back up to heaven all alone
Just trying to make his way home

Sunday, April 24, 2011

"My Back Pages" Bob Dylan's 30th Annual

My all time favorite Byrds tune...written by Bob Dylan.  In this case performed by Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan & George Harrison





My Back Pages
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by: Roger Mcguinn, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, & George Harrison


Crimson flames tied through my years
Throwing high and mighty tracks
Countless fire on flaming roads
Using ideas as my maps
"We'll meet on edges, soon," said I
Proud 'neath heated brow.
 
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I'm younger than that now.

Half-wracked prejudice leaped forth
"Rip down all hate," I screamed
Lies that life is black and white
Spoke from my skull I dreamed
Romantic flights of musketeers
  Foundation deep, somehow.
 
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I'm younger than that now.


Girls' faces formed the forward path
From phony jealousy
To memorizing politics
Of ancient history
Flung down by corpse evangelists
Unthought of, though, somehow.
 
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I'm younger than that now.

Self-ordained professor's tongue
Too serious to fool
Spouted out that liberty
Is just equality in school
"Equality," I spoke the word
As if a wedding vow.

Ah, but I was so much older then,
I'm younger than that now.

In a soldier's stance, I aimed my hand
At the mongrel dogs who teach
During night I'd become my enemy
In the instant that I preach
My sisters fled by confusion boats
Mutiny from stern to bow.
 
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I'm younger than that now.

My guard stood hard when abstract threats
Too noble to neglect
Deceived me into thinking
I had something to protect
Good and bad, I define these terms
Quite clear, no doubt, somehow.
 
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I'm younger than that now.

"I'm Going Back" The Byrds

A good song to reflect to:





I'm Goin' Back
The Byrds
Goeff-King

 
 

I think I'm going back 
to the things I learned so well in my youth 
I think I'm returnin' to 
Those days when I was young enough 
to know the truth 
 
Now there are no games 
to only pass the time

No more electric trains, 
no more trees to climb

But thinking young & growin' older 
is no sin

And I can play the game of life 
again



I can recall the time

When I wasn't ashamed 
to reach out to a friend

Now I think I've got

A lot more 
than just my toys to lend

 
Now there's more to do 
than watch my sailboat glide
And everyday can be 
a magic carpet ride

A little bit of courage 
is all we lack

So catch me if you can 
I'm going back





La la la la la la la la la laaaaa
La la la la la la la la la laaaaa
 
 Now there's more to do
 than watch my sailboat glide
And everyday can be 
a magic carpet ride

A little bit of courage 
is all we lack

So catch me if you can 
I'm going back

Thursday, April 21, 2011

11-04-18 Kawaikui Beach Park Full Moon

Eyes of Hawaii held it's monthly full moon shoot this evening at Kawaikui Beach Park on Moanaloa Bay.  I didn't expect as good a moon as we got last evening at Makapu'u because tonights moon would be rising well after twilight.  I was wrong...a huge orange ball rose up over Koko Head making for a great photo opportunity.