Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - September 30, 2009
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WHEN SPEAKING with Steven Tyler just after the contracts for Aerosmith’s October concerts were signed, he mentioned that since the ‘70s the band has looked forward to returning to perform for the people of Hawaii. “Now our dream is coming true,” he said. Steven asked if he could request something special for his dressing room ... I held my breath waiting for his order of a few hundred dollars worth of the finest wine or Champagne.

Steven’s request: a bowl of fresh poi. I happily replied, “You got it!” Fresh poi at the Blaisdell Oct. 18 and on Maui Oct. 20 ...’

In checking, it was 35 years ago, Dec. 15, 1974, that Aerosmith debuted at Blaisdell Arena as the opening act for The Guess Who. Sunbum’s review by Dave Dugle noted that “many people felt that Aerosmith stole the show.” ...


 

Feeling Jazzy? See the “Late Show with Santino” at The Dragon Upstairs (above Hank’s downtown), 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Friday. Joining vocalist Santino Sgambelluri are Salvatore Di Amore on drums, Steven Jones on bass and Ikaika Tecson on piano ... Fun Fact: Pianist Ikaika Tecson recently played keyboard for Mike Corrado, who opened for the Black Eyed Peas at this year’s Bayfest…

Artzone Theater presents “KK Kaminaka’s,” an artistic performance, play and concert wrapped into one. Perspectives: “The Journey Into the Mind of an Artist” is this Saturday at 7 p.m. Details at www.artzone.ws ...

Fun Fact: A funnier fact: Steven Tyler’s quote about his upcoming Hawaii concerts: “I’m going to ‘maholler’ my ass off!”


This week in 1979: We present a show at Aloha Stadium that today would be financially improbable anywhere in the country. It’s The Eagles and Jimmy Buffett - on the same show! The Eagles have performed here before at Blaisdell Arena and the Waikiki Shell, but this stadium gig is Buffett’s Hawaii premiere. Happy 30th Hawaiian anniversary, Jimmy!...

The No. 1 record is My Sharona by The Knack ...

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