Monday, December 27, 2010

Pearl Harbor; Valor in the Pacific

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go to Hawaii, and visit Pearl Harbor on Pearl Harbor Day; December 7, 2010, the 69th anniversary of the surprise attack on the US Fleet by the Empire of Japan. My friend and I also returned on December 8 for more touring (and video shooting). The footage here features the anniversary commemorative ceremony and dedication of the new visitors center, an interview with a Pearl Harbor survivor, and tours of the USS Arizona memorial (the ship with the most  casualties from the attack) and USS Missouri (where the Japanese surrender was signed four years later).

Friday, December 17, 2010

Madness Takes it Toll...

I just returned from my third trip to Hawaii. Each time I go I play with the idea of buying an ukulele and shop around, but never do it. On this latest trip I took the step of attending the free ukulele lessons at the Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikiki (a story in itself), so upon return this week, I bought a uke locally. This video is the first attempt at playing a song all the way through... Keep in mind, I've only taken one introductory lesson (twice), and just bought the uke two days before attempting this... You've been warned. (BTW, this is not posted on my regular "kenrg" channel, this is on my new "MrUkeKen" channel).

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