Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - March 22, 2006
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ONE OF THE things I love about Hawaii is the diversity of our musical taste. I get all kinds of requests to bring this act or that band in for a concert, by e-mail, by postcard, and even by phone. The top (not so very scientific) picks are the Rolling Stones, Il Divo, The Who, Madonna, Michael Buble and Jimmy Buffett ...

How do you deal with spam? No, not the kind you make musubi with. I have to visit a lot of music industry Websites and always end up with the strangest e-mail. The hard part is sorting the legitimate mailings from the rest of the ilk ... I’m trying to figure out how a William Morris Agency e-mail about an artist’s contract was labeled spam while the one demanding I get my insides cleaned out managed to make it through the anti-spam filters ...


Nice to hear that Michael Bolton has finally popped the question to Nicolette Sheridan. I wonder if it means we’ll be seeing housewives - of the “Desperate” kind - at his Blaisdell Arena concert on April 6 ...

Danny Kaleikini
Danny Kaleikini

Danny Kaleikini is just back from Las Vegas, where he met up with our mutual friend, “Mr. Las Vegas,” Wayne Newton. Wayne will put in a remote appearance at An Evening of Aloha, a tribute to Danny that’ll be held at Hawaii Theatre on March 31. The show will reunite Danny with friends such as Jimmy Borges, Nephi Hannemann, Kimo Kahoano, Iva Kinimaka, Nalani Olds and Kit Samson, and will feature a multimedia presentation including some rare footage from Danny’s early days in the music biz ...

Phil Ehart, founder and drummer for Kansas, stopped into Honolulu for a couple of days to meet with local military officials on a proposed Pearl Harbor tribute ...

Lani Misalucha
Lani Misalucha

Martin Nievera will join the Society of Seven featuring the very lovely and very talented Lani Misalucha as they swing through town for three shows the weekend of April 7. The shows will pay tribute to the late Gary Bautista, S.O.S. member who passed away suddenly in January. Get your red-hot tickets for this one before they’re gone, at Hawaii Theatre ...

YES fans will be quite pleased to hear that lead singer Jon Anderson is looking to do a solo concert in the near future.

Keep your fingers crossed ...

For the younger crowd, there’s a rumor that Matisyahu, the Hasidic reggae star, is considering dates in Hawaii ...

Pearl Jam’s Boom was spotted soaking in the music at the Maui UB40 concert this past Sunday ...


Celeb interviewer Rona Elliott phoned up recently to purchase some tickets for an upcoming concert. What a great storyteller! There’s no such thing as a short phone call with her ... she’s got too much interesting stuff to share ...

Saint Louis High School is celebrating its 160th anniversary, and Chaminade University is celebrating its 50th, during this Saturday’s Celebrate Kaimuki event. The campus will feature crafts, games, food and displays. It all gets going at 11 a.m. and continues throughout the day ...

This week in 1978: The Beach Boys perform two nights in the Blaisdell Arena. The No. 1 song in Hawaii: Night Fever by the Bee Gees.

Listen to Tom Moffatt from 8 a.m. every Saturday morning during Uncle Tom’s Rock and Roll Drive-In on Oldies on 107.9 FM.

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