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Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - December 12, 2007
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My Chemical Romance
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Don Ho - My Music, My Life. What a book by Don, along with Jerry Hopkins. A limited number of copies have arrived in time for Christmas. This fitting tribute to Don is best summed up on the last page. You’ll never find another kanaka like ... Don Ho. Now available at local bookstores or online at ...

Party time in Waikiki! Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder delighted patrons at Kelly O’Neill’s in Waikiki by joining BTR on stage and then moving to The Irish Rose for a set with house band Analog ...

Fun fact: It was just a year ago (Dec. 9) that Pearl Jam &

U2 were in concert at Aloha Stadium. What a night! ...

The most pilfered concert poster in town - My Chemical Romance! Who??? It’s a young, New Jersey-based rock band with a legion of local fans, many of whom can’t resist the urge to take home a poster. More than 5,000 tickets have been sold for their concert this Saturday at the Blaisdell Arena. Check ‘em out ...

It was an honor being one of four judges at last week’s Mai Tai Rumble (at the Mai Tai Bar), along with Afatia Thompson, Bud Lite’s James Baloaloa and Yvonne Elliman. It made for a tough evening with the outstanding talent vying for top honors. The two winners, who walked away with $28,000 in cash and prizes, were Fab 4 and Isouljahs. A close runner up was Wai Nui, a real crowd-pleaser. A tip of the microphone to lovely Crystal Akana of Island 98.5, who did an outstanding job as the evening’s emcee ...

A galaxy of talent will be featured in Emme‘s Christmas Island Moments - At The Halekulani airing this Thursday, Dec. 13, from 9 to 10 p.m. on KHON2. A couple of them, bass player Bruce Hamada and pianist Jim Howard, are sons of two of my dearest friends - Hawaii’s great drummer Bruce Hamada and the late Dick Howard, executive director of Blaisdell Center and best man at my wedding! I’ll be watching ...

This week in 1959: The Wake-a-thon is held at the Wigwam Store on Dillingham Boulevard across from the Foremost Dairy. Poi Boy Tom Rounds sets a new Guinness world record for continually staying awake. I remember the Sunday paper showing his eyes at different stages placed across the top of the front page. TR stays awake for 203 hours, 44 minutes and 40 seconds! ...

The No. 1 Record in Hawaii is Mr. Blue by The Fleetwoods ...

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