After dinner, Jon, my mom, and I went to the Lucas School House for a great concert. It certainly wouldn't appeal to everyone but we all really enjoyed it. We went to see Jake Shimabukuro, an amazing ukelele player from Hawaii. Considering the show was just "an Asian guy playing 4 strings," (Jake's words), it was an incredibly diverse show. He used his ukelele to imitate a Japanese koto, a snare drum (which he used to play in his high school marching band), and a banjo. He covered Cyndi Lauper, Led Zeppelin, and the Beatles, and played bluegrass, classical, and Hawaiian.
After the concert, we got the opportunity to go up and shake Jake's hand. He's very generous with his time and it was great to chat with him for a moment. My mom tried to take some pictures - all I can say is that we're going to have to have a camera lesson because this is what we got for the shot of me and Jake together.I did get my ukelele signed and my copy of hula girls, a Japanese movie that Jake composed the music for. (By the way, the ukelele as been signed by several awesome Hawaiian musicians - Cyril Pahinui, Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom, Eric Gillion, Patrick Landeza, and Willie K.
We ended the evening with a trip to channel 5 and Jon's first visit to the set. This is the SportsPlus set that my dad helped design.
The bitter. On Saturday, we went to a good-bye party for our good friends Matt and Vicki. They're off on their adventure to Guam. You guys will be missed. We expect lots of posts/pictures/skyping/etc. Have fun and hopefully we'll get over there to see you sometime soon!