night Life / It wasn’t so much the fact that I was jumping up and down screaming the lyrics in the middle of a hot, dizzying mess of people; it was the crazy roller-coaster ride leading up to this moment: Sunday night at The Waterfront, watching Passion Pit perform live. While it took Passion Pit lead singer Michael Angelakos all he had to perform after a day at the hospital with food poisoning, he still managed to squeeze out every last bit of his energy for one of the greatest shows I’ve seen all year.
Night Life / Back when I was in the Navy I participated in a pretty big charity drives during the holiday season. It was nothing too complicated; I was given a form and asked to donate to an organization listed on the form.
This past Saturday may just be the scariest day of my life so far. I’m mean, watching those two French soldiers cock their weapons as we pulled up to an illegal road block in the Serbian territory of Banja Luka when I worked for NATO was up there, but… when Ara Laylo told me she wanted me to speak to a panel of politicians and community leaders about why I valued Hawaii at an event she did in cooperation with CMA Hawaii, I was both honored and freaked out.
“It would be like if Mötley Crüe played with Def Leppard,” I explained to the cab driver, after she was still confused about why we were in a total bliss state of concert after-glow about two rappers from New York. She totally got it then, like the thousands of other fans who made zero gripes about ticket prices or waiting time to see the Black Star show.