1) Friday morning, today, we go flying in a private plane, down the Hana Highway, then to the Big Island to view, among other things, lave flowing from a crater, and out of a cliff into the ocean. I should have some spectacular photos up by Saturday.

Then, sadly, it’s back to LA. Sigh…

2) We saw Barry Flanagan of Hapa and Eric Gilliom at Mulligans on the Blue, a small supper club Thursday night. They play there twice a week when in town. It holds maybe 60 people, an intimate setting indeed to see these superb musicians play amazing Hawaiian music. Flanagan is one of the best slack key guitarists on the planet. Gilliom played rhythm guitar, and both sang. Songs were in English and Hawaiian.

Mulligans has lots of photos online of them.

Hapa plays Santa Barbara in February, and we’ll be there to see them.