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    Quote Originally Posted by melorama
    My favorite brush with greatness is showing Dave Barry where the bathroom was at the Grand Wailea Hotel at the Maui Writers Conference [...]
    This reminds me... I met a bunch of authors, notably Sherman Alexie (Smoke Signals) and fantasy fiction author Terry Brooks, at the Maui Writers Conference in 2003.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akrauth
    Has anyone met any of the ones I've listed. If you have, I hate you! No, just kidding.
    Just yesterday I ran into Sean Na`auao at a small neighborhood store here on the windward side, mere hours before he went to the Hoku Awards show with his six nominations. (We've met numerous times before, and had a nice little chat yesterday.)
    I know you're in Maine, but this is an island. We run into those "celebrities" you mention all the time, at stores, in the post office, in restaurants, driving down the street, and all sorts of normal daily activities.
    No big deal, here on the island.
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    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liberty
    This reminds me... I met a bunch of authors,[...]
    I've intentionally not participated in this thread ('cept one reply!) due to the nature of my work. But I will mention a highlight since Liberty brought up authors.

    I had the privilege of working with James Michener and his wife. I took my copy of "Hawaii" to the set and was able to get a photo of me next to them while he's autographing my book! What a lovely man he was. His wife, too. It doesn't get much better than spending the day at Paradise Cove with the Micheners and getting paid for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui

    No big deal, here on the island.
    The last time I was at Costco in Hawaii Kai, I was walking around in the back by the seafood section and saw Jerry Santos, whom I don't know personally, and gave him a "Howzit" look as we passed each other. After finishing up there, I headed over to Longs Drugs for more shopping and about ten minutes later, here comes Jerry again walking towards me in one of the aisles. I smiled and told him, "Eh brah, you following me?" and he laughed as he kept on going. No big deal, although it kind of weirded me out at the time.

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    Last week on Maui, I met Eric Gilliom and Willie K at Borders. They gave a free concert to celebrate the release of their CD, "Barefoot Natives". Got their autographs too. They will be touring the West Coast this summer (as far north as Portland). One of the cuts on the CD, "Fa Mai Ra Oe" was on the KPOA Top 10 last week (a week after the CD's release). I predict Eric and Willie and Barefoot Natives will be Hoku winners next year.

    Miulang
    Last edited by Miulang; June 1st, 2006 at 04:05 PM.

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    Do "relatives" count?

    Dennis Pavao, Ledward and Nedward Kaapana, and Gilbert Kauhi (Zulu Hawaii 5-0)

    These are/were some uncles of mine... (hard to call them famous...when they are family)

    Manoa

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    Sam Choy cooked dinner for us for our 10 year anniversary. He was very sweet and gracious, just as you'd expect him to be.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Da Rolling Eye
    No, not dat dakine. I could care less'bout dat. Da uddah dakine. Mek big head l'dat. Wuz'bout his second album when we "talked" about dis very ting. I guess he did forget afterall. To bad, so sad.

    Undah one rock?....oh yeah. Das da bes. What do you expect from a grumpy old fart who doesn't pay any mind to what's "happening", what's in, what's not, whatevah. Gotta wait till my Mel graduates college for me to catch up. Right now it's the Wiggles, American Dragon, Lizzie what's her name, Dora the Explorer....etc.
    Don't know if I asked you this before. If I did it didn't get posted.

    What in the world are you saying about Keali'i? I don't understand you at all. Could you please explain it to me in English?

    Mahalo,
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    Quote Originally Posted by akrauth
    Are you meaning someone who is a famous Hawaiian artist? If you are, I have not, but I have a list of many artists I would love to meet:
    Keali'i Reichel
    Raiatea Helm
    Natalie Ai Kamauu
    Leilani Rivera Bond
    all three members of Na Leo Pilimehana
    Danny Couch
    Um... am I missing anyone? Oh, both of the Brothers Caz.

    If more people come to my mind I'll let you know. Has anyone met any of the ones I've listed. If you have, I hate you! No, just kidding.

    A hui hou for now...
    akrauth
    Ah, don't hate me (I know you from another board, btw...), but I've met/worked with Raiatea Helm, Leilani Rivera Bond, Na Leo & Bros Caz (from this list) - as well as Sean Na`auao, Jake Shimabukuro, Na Palapalai, Makana, Makaha Sons, Bill Tapia, Dennis & David Kamakahi, John Keawe, Herb Ohta Jr., Charlie Recaido, Amy Hanaiali`i Gilliom, Willie K, Patrick Landeza, Cyril Pahinui, George Kahumoku Jr., Keola Beamer...and I'm sure to be forgetting somebody, kalamai...and I'm in Seattle, not in the Islands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miulang
    Last week on Maui, I met Eric Gilliom and Willie K at Borders. They gave a free concert to celebrate the release of their CD, "Barefoot Natives". Got their autographs too. They will be touring the West Coast this summer (as far north as Portland). One of the cuts on the CD, "Fa Mai Ra Oe" was on the KPOA Top 10 last week (a week after the CD's release). I predict Eric and Willie and Barefoot Natives will be Hoku winners next year.

    Miulang
    Rumor has it the tour may make it to Seattle eventually...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio
    Rumor has it the tour may make it to Seattle eventually...
    Yeah, their agent who was with them at the concert mentioned that they might come up to Seattle later in the summer, but there are no plans for the June-Aug. timeframe because they're pretty much booked up with gigs in Cali and Oregon. Would be cool to have them up here, though. That concert with Willie and Amy a few years ago really rocked, and I think the chemistry between Willie and Eric is very simpatico, too (i.e., they both can be such hams).

    Miulang

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miulang
    they're pretty much booked up with gigs in Cali
    Wow, they're playing in Colombia?!? Cali is a really dangerous city there, so I hope they'll be cautious.
    Unless, of course, you meant California.
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    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui
    Wow, they're playing in Colombia?!? Cali is a really dangerous city there, so I hope they'll be cautious.
    Unless, of course, you meant California.
    Knowing Willie, he might just want to do that... Us guys call that big state to the south of us "Cali" when we get lazy...

    Miulang

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miulang
    Us guys call that big state to the south of us "Cali" when we get lazy.
    I know. (And I agree with your comment about Willie, too. )
    Try going to San Francisco and calling it "Frisco" and see what happens. Remember to duck! (And no, "duck" was not a reference to Oregon. Or to Seattle, either. )
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    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

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    Well lets see... Once when I was a kid, my mother worked the tour desk at the, well shoot it was before it was called Turtle Bay Resort, I was on the top floor, there were only six, just kinda waiting around, trying to firgure out what to do next, when I heard the elevator door ding, and it openned. well out came a white wahine and two small kids, it took me a minute but I recognised it to be Connie Stevens! I guess I was kinda awe struck, and she just kinda gave me a smile and a wink and off she went!

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    Quote Originally Posted by florence nunes
    Well lets see... Once when I was a kid, my mother worked the tour desk at the, well shoot it was before it was called Turtle Bay Resort,[...]
    Del Webb's Kuilima Resort...or sumthin' like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by liberty
    This reminds me... I met a bunch of authors, notably Sherman Alexie (Smoke Signals) and fantasy fiction author Terry Brooks, at the Maui Writers Conference in 2003.
    Here are some pictures:

    With author Sherman Alexie and my friend Yvonne:



    With author Terry Brooks and Yvonne:



    With author Tess Gerritsen:


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    Here are pictures from meeting Jimmy Eat World after their 2002 Honolulu concert:

    With drummer Zach Lind of Jimmy Eat World:



    With bassist Rick Burch of Jimmy Eat World:



    Lead singer Jim Adkins, wearing a paper flower lei a friend of mine made for him:



    I was so upset when I got the pictures back from developing and found my picture with lead singer Jim Adkins didn't turn out! Especially when the roll had many other dimly lit pictures of them live. That was my lesson in always taking at least a second picture, "just in case"...
    Last edited by liberty; June 7th, 2006 at 03:01 PM.

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    Just recently found out my grandfather on my moms side was pretty famous.

    This is the mission statement of the organization that recently posted my grandfather....

    "The Center is dedicated to collecting, organizing, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the history of medicine in Hawaii."
    http://hml.org/mmhc/

    My grandfathers link...

    http://hml.org/mmhc/mdindex/rowe.html

    I have his archival photographs from Yap! I have been working with Rep. Glenn Wakai to help repatriate some of those photographs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liberty
    Here are pictures from meeting Jimmy Eat World after their 2002 Honolulu concert:[...]
    Oooooooh, God...I feel so old!

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    I met Dick of The StarBulletin and member of HT in person at the Ala Moana Homeless Eviction couple months back.


    Today, I met another Famous Photographer. Mr. Jeff Widener of The Honolulu Advertiser. He is the Associated Press Photographer who took the photograph in 1989 during the Tiananmen Square Protests of "The Unknown Rebel."



    I was honored to have him take pictures of two of my neighbors and me for an article that will be publish soon in The Honolulu Advertiser.

    Nuff said.

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    I got "kool" from kool & the gang's autograph, Emeril Lagasse's autograph,
    met Tom Selleck as an extra... he thought it was funny to substitute my shave ice while walking across the street to a giant family size bag of poi that I should sling over my shoulders..., I always seem to have embarrassing moments.. another was singing karaoke in kohala & I'm a terrible singer... with my singing slot between the Lim Sisters..yikes, another was mike something... I forget... I told him he was a pretty good singer... and should start out at clubs , make a demo tape, etc... & then find out he was a member of the steven bishop band & just recorded the theme from "tootsie"...yikes.. Kristi yamaguchi, Jim Nabors, saw Jason Scott Lee, met Kelly Hu didn't like her, met Dog Chapman at kaimana beach with his kids before he got his show..., Famous Amos before he was really famous ... serving his cookies after service at unity church.. that's about it... oh and pat morita didn't meet him but saw him around..

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    The question is...has someone famous met ME?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stwahine

    Today, I met another Famous Photographer. Mr. Jeff Widener of The Honolulu Advertiser. He is the Associated Press Photographer who took the photograph in 1989 during the Tiananmen Square Protests of "The Unknown Rebel."


    I was honored to have him take pictures of two of my neighbors and me for an article that will be publish soon in The Honolulu Advertiser.

    Nuff said.

    Auntie Lynn
    The Known Rebel of MWH and Chinatown

    I'm sure Jeff would be thrilled to see he is considered FAMOUS.

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    My cousin is married to Robert Kennedy Jr. and therefore, logically, I've met him. His children are my blood cousins.
    "Hey fool, we gots yo leada!"
    "But I can't even read good."
    "Whatever that means, you ____ peasant."
    "That (stuff) is the MOST BALLER THING EVAAA!!!!"

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