Thursday, April 9, 2015

Maguro Bros.

Fresh Fish!

  • “I have tried many poke bowls and I must say, someone just got bumped out of my top 3.” 
  • “I've tried their wasabi hamachi, their ume and shiso ahi, and spicy ahi in terms of poke.”
  • “Pam M. pretty much tried a lot of the menu items, she had the king salmon donburi with ikura and uni.” 

Hotel Street, Honolulu

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Partly Cloudy

Wind SpeedNE 13 mph
Barometer30.02 in (1016.4 mb)
Dewpoint66°F (19°C)
Visibility10.00 mi
Last update on1 Apr 8:53 am HST

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole: The Voice Of Hawaii

It began at 3 in the morning. Milan Bertosa was at the end of a long day in his Honolulu recording studio.

"And the phone rings. It was a client of mine," Bertosa remembers. The client rattled off Israel's unpronounceable name and said he wanted to come in and record a demo. Bertosa said he was shutting down, call tomorrow. But the client insisted on putting Israel on the phone. "And he's this really sweet man, well-mannered, kind. 'Please, can I come in? I have an idea,' " Bertosa remembers Israel saying.

Bertosa relented and gave Israel 15 minutes to get there. Soon, there was a knock at the door.

"And in walks the largest human being I had seen in my life. Israel was probably like 500 pounds. And the first thing at hand is to find something for him to sit on." The building security found Israel a big steel chair. "Then I put up some microphones, do a quick sound check, roll tape, and the first thing he does is 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.' He played and sang, one take, and it was over."