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Podcasting in paradise. A father, husband, and web geek in Hawaii offers music and musings on food, family, and whatever else comes to the mic.

Last Build Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 01:21:46 +0000


What’s Next?

Thu, 26 May 2011 18:54:27 +0000

The last HawaiiUP podcast was posted on June 16, 2007, but I never stopped making media. HawaiiUp fell by the wayside when The Transmission took off, and my wife Jen and I had a wild ride while “LOST” was on the air. If you’d like to catch up with me now, here are a few [...]

HiUP #54 – Lifecasting

Sun, 17 Jun 2007 09:11:03 +0000

00:18 Introduction 01:50 Promo: The Brit and Yankee Podcast 03:20 HawaiiUP Headlines:Interisland Air Wars, Hawaii Superferry, Walgreens and Target in Hawaii, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” Hawaii Ranks 41st in High School Graduation Rates, Hawaii Ranks First in Access to Health Care 22:40 Lifecasting:, Honolulu Advertiser Article, 32:10 “Irishman in Paradise” from Irishman in [...]

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HiUP #53 – Uku Millions

Sun, 11 Mar 2007 04:33:52 +0000

00:18 Introduction 01:30 HawaiiUP Headlines:Tour Helicopter Crash on Kauai, Pedestrian Remains Hot Topic, Hawaii Superferry Debated in Senate, “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Backed in House, Hawaii Unemployment, Hawaii College Tuition Rising, Dognapping 14:30 “Kaho’olawe” (feat. Reed Hew-Len) by Kimo Watanabe 20:20 “Pith of Pop: The Podcast Edition”:“Shambala” by Three Dog Night, “Help” by Julian Coryell, [...]

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HiUP #52 – Paradise Peacocks

Mon, 19 Feb 2007 11:49:32 +0000

00:18 Introduction 01:55 HawaiiUP Headlines:Pedestrian Fatalities, Teachers Charged with Drug Trafficking, Duane “Dog” Chapman Update, Elvis Presley Statue, Stowaway Squirrel, “Kawaipunahele” Certified Gold, Slack Key Again Takes Grammy 11:15 HawaiiUP Special Report by Katie 16:55 “Waiting for Luck to Come” from Waiting for Luck to Come by Wilfred N. and the Grown Men (MySpace) 22:05 [...]

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HiUP #51 – New Year, New Job

Sun, 04 Feb 2007 03:57:44 +0000

0:18 Introduction 2:20 HawaiiUP Headlines:Stormy Weather, UFO Sighting (YouTube Video), Cost of Living, More Legal Woes for Duane “Dog” Chapman, Smokers Fight Back, Chicago Bears’ Olin Kreutz at the Superbowl 26:55 “Sun Lite, Moon Lite” from Tribute by Pali 30:15 “Pith of Pop: The Podcast Edition”:“Happy Feet,” “Children of Men,” “Firefly” 45:20 “Ballad of Keawaiki” [...]

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HiUP #50 – Making Waves

Sun, 19 Nov 2006 13:03:31 +0000

00:18 Introduction 01:55 HawaiiUP Headlines:Tsunami Watch, Smoking Ban, Del Monte Pineapple Shutdown, Kahuku Hospital Closing, UH Centennial Scholars 17:27 “LOST” Links: Filming at Medical School, Filming Downtown, Video Update, Jay and Jack’s Vidcast 20:00 “Ke Aloha Kalikimaka” from Maluhia by Kealii Reichel 23:45 “Pith of Pop: The Podcast Edition”:“X-Men III: The Last Stand,” “Flushed Away,” [...]

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HiUP #49 – Older Not Wiser

Sat, 04 Nov 2006 11:42:51 +0000

00:18 Introduction 01:30 HawaiiUP Headlines:Flooding & Mudslides, General Election Preview (Arakawa vs. Tavares, Lingle vs. Iwase, Hirono vs. Hogue, Akaka vs. Thielen, Constitutional Amendments & Honolulu City Charter Amendments), Rail Transit in Honolulu, Shoreline Ruling, Tougher Smoking Ban, Copyrighting a Hula Pose? 17:20 “He Hoa’aloha No” from Live Love, Love Life by Darrell Aquino 21:00 [...]

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HiUP #48 – QuakeCast

Sat, 21 Oct 2006 11:50:23 +0000

00:18 Introduction 01:10 HawaiiUP Headlines:Earthquakes and Aftershocks, Earthquake Damage Survey, Honolulu Blackout, Emergency Communications, Stray Newsbits 13:31 Family Quake Day 22:20 “Two Waters” from Two Waters by Coconut Joe 27:56 “Pith of Pop: The Podcast Edition”:“Smith” on CBS, “Heroes” on NBC, “Battlestar Galactica” on SciFi, “LOST” Season Three 43:36 “Island Woman” from The New Voyage [...]

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We’re Good!

Mon, 16 Oct 2006 02:51:06 +0000

We certainly had an… interesting day, with early-morning earthquakes and an island-wide blackout. Fortunately for us, and most of Hawaii, there were no fatalities or serious casualties. Lots of property damage, mostly on the Big Island, and folks will be cleaning up for a while. But for the most part, it’s just one of those [...]

HiUP #47 – Funky Donki

Mon, 09 Oct 2006 13:09:42 +0000

00:16 Introduction 01:16 HawaiiUP Headlines:Costumed Bank Robber in Custody, Daiei Becomes Don Quijote, Lingle vs. Iwase, Homeowner & Renter Statistics, Strykers Struck Down, “LOST” Season 3 Premiere in Waikiki 20:00 “So Many Reasons” from Jordan by Jordan Segundo 24:56 “Pith of Pop: The Podcast Edition”:“Summertime” by Brother Love, “Greased Lightnin’” from Grease, “Ku’u Home o [...]

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HiUP #46 – Vote Makuakane

Sun, 24 Sep 2006 23:43:32 +0000

Hawaii’s 2006 Primary Election is one for the history books. We review the results of some of the more notable races, including Rep. Ed Case’s high-profile campaign to unseat Sen. Daniel Akaka. Three movies are tackled in the “Pith of Pop,” and for music, a very special sneak-preview of an up-and-coming Hawaiian artist. 00:20 Introduction [...]

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HiUP #45 – Lost ‘Elepani

Sat, 16 Sep 2006 11:14:24 +0000

A very special treat for HawaiiUP listeners today, as I sit down with Jorge Garcia and Daniel Dae Kim, stars of ABC’s hit filmed-in-Hawaii series “LOST.” Where does Jorge go for poke? Why does Daniel listen to HPR? How are fans and paparazzi different in the Hawaii? Find out in this early excerpt from a [...]

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HiUP #44 – Gone Phishing

Sun, 03 Sep 2006 09:37:50 +0000

00:20 Introduction 01:36 HawaiiUP Headlines:Akaka v. Case Debate (Transcript), Akaka v. Case on, Another Earthquake, Wai’anae Homeless, Super Typhoon Ioke, 15:15 “World Traveler” from Jroq vs. Dr. Trey by Jenn “Jroq” Wright 19:40 Pith of Pop: The Podcast Edition“Hyperballad” by The Twilight Singers, “66″ by The Afghan Whigs, “Back of Your Car” by [...]

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HiUP #43 – Culturally Accurate

Sun, 27 Aug 2006 11:40:08 +0000

00:20 Introduction 01:22 HawaiiUP Headlines:Hawaii State Quarter, Hawaii’s Nuclear Sub and Carrier Prospects, Some Sickened by Spam Musubi, Two MTV Reality TV Series Land on Maui, Prostitution on the Rise, Antiques Roadshow in Hawaii 16:42 “February Snow” from When Home is Far Away by Darin Leong 22:35 Pith of Pop: The Podcast Edition“Talladega Nights: The [...]

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HiUP #42 – Made in Hawaii

Sat, 19 Aug 2006 11:19:59 +0000

00:20 Introduction 01:38 HawaiiUP Headlines:Hawaii Biopharming Ruling, IZ: Voice of the People, Jetstar Airways in Hawaii, Waikiki Parade Limit, Taking Food Treats on Interisland Flights, Honolulu’s High Inflation Rate, “Snakes on a Plane” from Hawaii 15:00 “A Time to Sail” by Misty Pang 19:22 Pith of Pop: The Podcast Edition“Before Sunrise” and “Before Sunset“ 31:45 [...]

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HiUP #41 – Obon Open House

Sat, 12 Aug 2006 23:39:30 +0000

00:20 Introduction 01:08 HawaiiUP Headlines:Air Travel Restrictions, Akaka v. Case,, Fare Wars, Test Drive Unlimited, Really High Tide 19:14 “Speechless” by Eponymous 4 23:36 Pith of Pop: The Podcast EditionThe Bitterest Pill, The Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack, The Word Nerds, Coverville, Filmspotting 36:15 Obon Ceremony & Bon Dance at Waipahu Soto Zen [...]

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HiUP #40 – Pali Lava Flow

Sat, 05 Aug 2006 21:48:18 +0000

00:20 Introduction 01:40 HawaiiUP HeadlinesCopper Thefts, Hawaii Race & Sex Demographics, Unknown Graves at Punchbowl, Visitor Numbers, Akaka and Inouye on Minimum Wage, Hawaii Forgiveness Project 17:53 Interview Part I: Pali on Music 19:35 “Ua Lilo I Ko Aloha” from In Harmony by Pali 33:55 Interview Part II: Pali on Lava.Net 46:30 “Love…” from Pali [...]

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HiUP #39 – Haiku Crooner

Sat, 29 Jul 2006 11:10:12 +0000

A summer of family fun, computer classes, and a dead drive kept me pretty busy, but the break just might bring a second wind. Lots of news to cover, from Frank Fasi to Hurricane Daniel, from growing plants to shrinking home sales. Jen chimes in with a heaping spoonful of tube talk, and two songs [...]

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Congrats, Adam!

Fri, 09 Jun 2006 01:56:58 +0000

Long-time HawaiiUP listener Adam Eakins in Grapevine, Texas, and his wife Bridget welcomed a baby daughter into the world on Tuesday. In addition to having the best birthdate ever, she got a great name: Katie! Adam passed along the above photo, wherein baby Katie turned a HawaiiUP T-shirt into a priceless memento. Read more about [...]

HiUP #38 – Marching On

Sun, 19 Mar 2006 09:15:50 +0000

Better late than never? HawaiiUP marks its first birthday with its first episode in two months. Lots of local news, some personal updates, and for the "Lost" fans out there, a day in the life of an accidental extra. I offer up a couple of beautiful slack key songs to battle back the dark skies and gray clouds that have hung over the islands for the past week, and Jen shares her latest TiVo treats.

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HiUP #37 – Dedicated

Sun, 15 Jan 2006 10:03:26 +0000

A long weekend affords another chance to get in front of the mic. Lots of local news to cover, from Michelle Wie to surfing in schools. What percentage of people living in Hawaii do you think were born here? The number certainly surprised me. Two acoustic soloists are behind the music, one a student at my alma mater and the other an Aiea girl whose away for college. Jen joins us to follow-up on some movie talk from last year, now that we've finished all three of the "Trois Couleurs" films. The future of HawaiiUP is up to you - let me know what you'd like to hear! Thanks for listening, and have a great weekend.

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HiUP #36 – Makahiki Hou

Sun, 01 Jan 2006 22:06:26 +0000

The first show of 2006 once again brings local news, views, and music. The thick smoke and a winter cold play havoc with my voice, but the show must go on! Jen tells us about every concert she's ever been to (don't worry, it's not a long list), and my featured artists range from a sensual rock-and-roller in Kailua to a pop rock band in Canada that adds a Hawaiian twist. As a special treat, listen as the latter band brushes up on its Hawaiian pronunciation. I close with talk of the future of HawaiiUP, and with thanks and warm wishes in the new year.

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HiUP #35 – Slack Key Special

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 10:54:23 +0000

A special treat for the holidays, an all-music edition of HawaiiUP. Enjoy over 45 minutes of beautiful slack key tunes celebrating the spirit of Hawaii. If your Christmas is a little crazy, a little crazy, here's hoping this ki ho`alu showcase soothes your soul and warms your heart. (And yes, these aren't all strictly "slack key," but they're still all worth a listen.) Be sure to learn more about all the featured artists below, and if you're still looking for that perfect Christmas gift, a CD makes a great stocking stuffer. Mele Kalikimaka, everyone, and mahalo a nui loa, thanks so much, for making HawaiiUP part of your day.

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HiUP #34 – Uncle Henry

Sun, 11 Dec 2005 01:17:24 +0000

This week we cover the latest Grammy nominees, Don Ho's heart, orangutan love and peacocks in the park. For music, two songs from a featured artist via the Hawaii Association of Podcasters. And Jen joins me once again for some movie talk.

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HiUP #33 – HAP and Hip-Hop

Sun, 04 Dec 2005 11:15:30 +0000

A sizable serving of local news in this week's show, from sloshed survivors to political potshots. Enjoy two very different songs, one a catchy hip-hop number and the other a `ukulele tribute to the heart of Waikiki. Jen jumps in with a double feature: movies she could do without and revisiting "try see" TV.

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HiUP #32 – Back from the Big Island

Sun, 27 Nov 2005 11:31:37 +0000

After a two week hiatus, I'm back, stuffed with turkey and still daydreaming about Hilo. Matters of free speech, expression, and advertising permeate the news, served with a dash of stats. Jen and I share our favorite Big Island spots, and two great songs are on the menu: slick tropical pop and sweet, solo acoustic guitar.

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HiUP #31 – Hawaiian Ryan

Sun, 06 Nov 2005 09:00:24 +0000

It's my birthday, but show number thirty-one is my present to you. Jen's back, with a big dose of TV talk (and it's not that show), and two songs are on tap to get you in the island groove. In the news, shenanigans in local politics, bird flu precautions at the airport, the meaning of the word "Hawaiian," and weird habits of tourists.

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HiUP #30 – Food Faves

Mon, 31 Oct 2005 01:05:32 +0000

Show number thirty comes in a bit late, and lacking the sweet sound of Jen's voice. Still, I soldier on, sharing some great rock music and giving away prizes. Hear what HawaiiUP listeners like to eat, and what the "Lost" cast prefer as well. In the news: Maui man accused of espionage, car crashes baggage claim, Lingle backs bill on leaving kids in cars, Abercrombie mulls run for governor, and another gas price update.

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HiUP #29 – Rainy Day

Sun, 23 Oct 2005 05:20:23 +0000

Show number twenty-nine starts off soggy but brightens up soon enough. In the news, another car-and-kid theft, school funding, the "Lost" robber, Michelle Wie, and $3-a-gallon gas. Two music selections this week, one slack-key and one something completely different. The wife tackles New York movies. Finally, another HawaiiUP podcast giveaway.

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HiUP #28 – Grand Plans

Sun, 16 Oct 2005 10:26:11 +0000

Show number twenty eight covers Michelle Wie's pro golf debut, a $632 million state surplus, interisland airfare wars, "Lost" star troubles, and the Underpants Run. Local girl Misty Pang sounds a dark note, and Jen reviews three very different movies. Finally, Gail joins me again for lunch at a Chinatown restaurant.

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HiUP #27 – Big Kahuna Burger

Sat, 08 Oct 2005 11:37:36 +0000

Show number twenty seven features a slack key standout from a pretty, great state. Jen checks in with some movie picks, and I meet up with a friend who weighs in on Honolulu's best hamburger. In the news, Michelle Wie goes pro, Beverly Harbin goes off the deep end, Iz goes platinum, and Ray Bumatai leaves us.

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Got Lost?

Sun, 02 Oct 2005 05:32:45 +0000

As I mentioned in the last show, we’re taking a break this week. Actually, it’s our ‘fourth week hiatus,’ anyway, but it’s just as well, as I’m talked out after putting together “The Transmission,” our spinoff podcast about ABC’s hit television series, “Lost.” If you absolutely must hear my wife’s sexy voice, that’s the place [...]

HiUP #26 – Lost Off

Sun, 25 Sep 2005 06:21:04 +0000

Show number twenty-six brings another double-dose of music, with Monica "Kika" Backman and Jamie "J-Dub" Winpenny. Big storms are in the news, of both the meteorological and political variety, as are local airlines, and of course gas prices. Jen and I delve once again into "Lost," but Jen makes an announcement that should please both fans and non-fans alike.

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HiUP #25 – Sweet Sounds

Sun, 18 Sep 2005 11:20:50 +0000

Show number twenty-five is a double music feature, with artists from Canada and California sharing their unique sounds. Local news touches again on gas prices, as well as hurricanes brewing in the Eastern Pacific, Hawaii unemployment figures, the Akaka Bill, and the Eagles. Jen and I recall the special advance screening of the season premiere of "Lost" in Waikiki, then recap some favorite movies. A familiar voice shares her favorite Hawaii memory, and a couple of local podcasters get major props.

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HiUP #24 – Rock and Rain

Sun, 11 Sep 2005 09:54:12 +0000

Show twenty-four gets straight to the news, tackling Honolulu disaster preparedness, gas prices, and public toilets. A Big Island band rocks the podcast, and Jen and I dive into a DVD box set. And we get our first remote "blank audio postcard" from Down Under. Don't forget your Mr. Cluck's T-Shirt!

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HiUP #23 – Brothers

Sun, 04 Sep 2005 10:32:42 +0000

Show twenty-three opens with a reminder of how the world can change in an instant, and an invitation to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina by visiting or calling 1-800-HELP-NOW. The news round-up touches on the local link to the disaster, the amplified effects it will have on local gas prices, the supposed boost in the size of local paychecks, and a belated congratulations to the Ewa Beach boys and their big Little League win. Jen returns with more movie talk, and I tell you about two great new local podcasts. A listener comment wraps things up.

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Sat, 27 Aug 2005 01:35:34 +0000

No show this week, folks. No bad stuff, just taking a break. As I think I’ve mentioned in previous shows, while sometimes it’s fate that has other plans for me, I plan on pausing every fourth week or so just to recharge, and to tinker with other things (like my videoblog). Oh, and yeah, there’s [...]

HiUP #22 – Tax Hacks

Fri, 19 Aug 2005 10:18:12 +0000

Show twenty-two tackles teachers, taxes, and TV DVDs. A lush Hawaiian tune is featured, as is movie talk with the wife. We hear a few more island memories from HawaiiUP listeners, and give away another prize. Finally some upcoming podcasting events are previewed. Much to my surprise, it's another 40-minute monster!

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HiUP #21 – Na Makana

Sun, 14 Aug 2005 09:56:49 +0000

Show twenty-one features the return of the birthday girl, with a special, especially loud "Top Five" countdown. We revisit with the talented trio that gives HawaiiUP its signature sound. Finally, we hear some island stories from Hawaii fans all over the world, and give away a few HawaiiUP prizes - listen up, though, as one last prize is still up for grabs! This one's runs ten minutes long, but I think it's worth it.

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HiUP #20 – Pithless

Sun, 07 Aug 2005 09:50:18 +0000

Show twenty is sadly lacking the usual appearance by Jen, but there's still a lot to love. After the news comes a local girl band from Aliamanu. We then join a foodie friend for lunch at a great Italian place downtown. Next stop, Waipahu, where we check out a bon dance. Finally, I mark an arbitrary podcast milestone with another giveaway, this one seeking out your stories, in your own voice. Yes, I mean you! Give me a ring and you could win a T-shirt, some local candy, or maybe even both!

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HiUP #19 – John Juan Keoki

Sun, 31 Jul 2005 09:36:42 +0000

Show nineteen brings a double-bill in the music department. In addition to an update on the boys, my wife confesses her love of cheesy 80s movies, and I dig into the HawaiiUP mailbag (or inbox). In this show: 00:50 HawaiiUP Menu 01:07 HawaiiUP Headlines:The Akaka Bill, Talia Williams, Aiona v. Beer, Molokai Gas Crunch, Best [...]

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HiUP #18 – Obachan

Fri, 22 Jul 2005 10:31:19 +0000

Show eighteen documents an unforgettable couple of weeks in the HawaiiUP household. I talk about the passing of my grandmother and share the scene at her Buddhist funeral on Tuesday. Then I try to lighten the mood with a playful tune from a local rockabilly band. Jen tells us about how she’s been profiled by [...]

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Indie Podcasters Represent!

Wed, 20 Jul 2005 18:50:53 +0000

Fellow island podcaster Peter Kay of recently launched, a commercial service that will aggregate podcast content regionally — starting in Hawaii, of course. The ever-hip Erika Engle at the Honolulu Star-Bulletin wrote a piece today announcing Peter’s deal with the local Clear Channel folks, which is putting KHVH’s Mike Buck and Rick Hamada shows, [...]


Sat, 16 Jul 2005 02:21:54 +0000

HawaiiUP will not be heard this week because of: a. A death in the family. b. Technical difficulties (Windows sucks!). c. Illness (and my wife lost her voice!). d. All of the above. I’m probably more bummed about it than anyone. While you’re waiting, be sure to check out my friend Mitchell’s new podcast, The [...]

HiUP #17 – Fires and Fifty States

Sat, 09 Jul 2005 11:33:13 +0000

Technical difficulties bump show seventeen back a day, but the wait is worth it. This week's headlines range from golf to gubernatorial shenanigans, and I share my little link to the London bombings. A tropical tune leads into my weekly wife chat (complete with baby blooper), and then I introduce you to a man on an amazing musical mission. More podcasting notes close out the show.

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Near The Bottom

Thu, 07 Jul 2005 07:10:41 +0000

Woo! HawaiiUP warranted a mention in a MarketWatch commentary on iTunes podcasting debut. Frank Barnako notes: After three days, the Apple Computer iTunes Music Store has found podcasts produced by bloggers and Web publishers are holding their own in competition with those from commercial or public broadcasters. By my count Friday morning, 47 of the [...]

HiUP #16 – Baghdad Bento

Sat, 02 Jul 2005 09:14:06 +0000

After a week off, show number sixteen starts as another "car cast," with a staggering twenty minutes of yammering by yours truly. Of course I touch on iTunes, and I also tackle the tangled mess that is our state's transit tax debate. Once again, only one song makes it into the mix, and I close with some shout-outs and plugs for local podcasting events. Have a great holiday weekend, everyone!

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The iTunes Effect

Sat, 02 Jul 2005 06:05:00 +0000

The release of Apple’s iTunes 4.9 has shaken things up in Podcastland. HawaiiUP was fortunate enough to nab a listing in their Podcast Directory. Traffic hit an all-time high for HawaiiUP, and for hundreds of other podcasters. There are a few things that iTunes does that annoys me, but for a first effort by Apple [...]

HiUP #15 – Doc in a Box

Sat, 18 Jun 2005 11:53:24 +0000

Show number fifteen carries me into Father's Day weekend. Only had time for one of two planned songs, but it's a good one. Finally, another food feature, this one at Nick's Cafe in Mapunapuna. And Jen reviews the boob tube. A few podcasting updates and shout-outs round out the episode.

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HiUP #14 – Peacocks and Blogs

Sat, 11 Jun 2005 09:46:10 +0000

Show number fourteen brings me back with an extra large dose of local news. An incredible singer songwriter is featured this week, the wife checks in with some movie talk, and some local geeks talk blogs.

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Fri, 03 Jun 2005 19:01:10 +0000

No show this week, though I've been busy hunting for more great local music to showcase.

HiUP #13 – From Crosswalks to Highways

Sat, 28 May 2005 09:41:01 +0000

Show number thirteen kicks off the long Memorial Day weekend. Featured music includes a Hawaiian band in California, and a local artist who's returned to the islands. The season finale of ABC's "Lost" brings us our last "LostCast" for a while, and I have a quick chat with the biggest road geek I know.

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HiUP #12 – Pink Slime and Punk Rock

Sun, 22 May 2005 10:53:10 +0000

Show number twelve slides in a bit late, after the wife is sidelined with 'walking pneumonia.' She's a trooper, though, and still checks in for more 'Lost' talk. Two bands are featured this week, one of which providing our new HawaiiUP theme song. We also hear from a globe-trotting podcaster and videoblogger... as well as a toddler.

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HiUP #11 – Too Much

Sat, 14 May 2005 09:21:57 +0000

Episode eleven brings some cool podcasting news, some R&B from an island "Idol," talk of military bases and mass transit, Jen tackles toons, and I review the answers to last show's quiz. Congratulations to Mel, our winner! Be forewarned, this show goes long -- very long -- and the last ten minutes are nearly incoherent. If only I had a guy in a control booth to make frantic "cut" signals at me. Stick around, though, if you want to know more than anyone needs to know about my convoluted political outlook.

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HiUP #10 – Spam Sure Beats Car Salesmen

Fri, 06 May 2005 11:10:30 +0000

Episode ten carries HawaiiUP across an arbitrary but satisfying milestone. I celebrate with a little contest, but only after blowing the festive mood with a long, indulgent rant about a local car dealer. I make up for it, though, with a song Jen picked out just for you, and with a tour through an "only in Hawaii" festival in Waikiki.

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HiUP #09 – In-Laws In, Far Out

Thu, 28 Apr 2005 09:48:42 +0000

After a week off, HawaiiUP returns with show number nine. The politics of schools and ships, corrupting young minds, sounds from a store, Hollywood movies and local podcasters. Music by a student who proclaims, "My music is more personal than my underwear," and a duet of sorts performed by my kids.

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Fri, 22 Apr 2005 21:13:00 +0000

No, you didn't miss anything... there was no HawaiiUP show for the week of April 18-22, on account of illness, in-laws, and a... labor dispute with one of my regular guests.

HiUP #08 – Volcanoes and Guitars

Sat, 16 Apr 2005 09:02:10 +0000

Show number eight dedicated to fellow survivors of tax day. A two-song special, featuring a pair of local girls, and an award-winning virtuoso. A few headlines, a recap of our family trip to the Big Island, a blank audio postcard from atop a volcano, and Jen discloses her love of cheesy music and bad movies. The geek talk promised never materialized, so watch out next time.

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HiUP #07 – Heard Not Seen

Thu, 07 Apr 2005 08:08:18 +0000

Show number seven, again starting off looking a little short but ending up a full half hour and change. I cover stupid crimes and follow up on some earlier stories, then both my daughter Katie and my son Zac get into the act. After a relaxing minute or two on the beach, and some great music, Jen and I tackle "Lost" once again. Finally, I ramble about videoblogging, which you'll be glad to hear I'm not planning on doing very often.

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HiUP #06 – Mass and Masses Media

Sat, 02 Apr 2005 09:15:36 +0000

Show number six, pulled together almost entirely during an afternoon commute (a la TheCommute) between Honolulu and Mililani. This episode features an unusually longwinded analysis of local crime, a tale of a strong-stomached good samaritan, a snippet of Easter Mass, a truly local musician, movie talk, and podcasting talk.

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HiUP #05 – Family Fun

Thu, 24 Mar 2005 09:01:45 +0000

Show number five, in which we hear from two beautiful ladies (as they talk about kids TV and a new kids movie), and hear two great songs (one a sweet and lilting Hawaiian tune, the other not). We take a stroll through a store you’ll only find in Hawaii (or, maybe, Tokyo). All this after [...]

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HiUP #04 – Sweets and Sounds

Thu, 17 Mar 2005 09:58:45 +0000

Show number four, featuring two songs by local artists, and a pair of interviews with local folks selling sweets. I also touch on a few local news stories, and chat with Jen about TV shows filming in Hawaii. I actually ran out of time and steam putting this one together, but that just means more [...]

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HawaiiUP Music Update

Wed, 16 Mar 2005 20:21:00 +0000

With only a couple of weeks of learning and searching, I cannot begin to say how happy and humbled I am to have found a number of local artists willing to give podcasting a chance. The growing `ohana of artists is already so diverse and strong, HawaiiUP could probably go all-music and still have enough [...]

Site Tweaks

Sun, 13 Mar 2005 04:42:19 +0000

Made a new logo banner, riffing on Apple’s iPod ads. Too cheesy? If so, then it’s perfect! Then, I made some simple business cards, for when I run into that inebriated venture capitalist. (Seriously, though, they helped in approaching people for interviews or to talk music licensing.) In addition, I posted an overly long “About” [...]

HiUP #03 – Breakthrough

Thu, 10 Mar 2005 09:24:55 +0000

Show number three, this one including our first podcast-savvy local musician. More great artists to come, too. This one’s got everything, from music to news, from kids to food, the wife returns with more on movies, and I take you to the beach. Actually, the wind was pretty bad, so the beach is almost indistinguishable [...]

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Hunting for Podsafe Hawaii Music

Wed, 09 Mar 2005 00:22:29 +0000

Navigating the world of music licensing is a nightmare. I’ve wanted to feature music by local artists since day one, but as podcasters everywhere know, filing this and signing that with ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and assorted other acronyms is both time and cost prohibitive. Even though I’m just a hobbyist, family-den podcaster, I have to [...]

Podcasting in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Mon, 07 Mar 2005 16:29:19 +0000

Podcasting: Individual audio programming becomes the latest internet craze, putting broadcasting ability in the hands of the many Jason Genegabus, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Monday, March 7, 2005: Maui resident Sunny Hills is one of the few islanders to have already made the jump into podcasting. Other notable local podcasts include‘s Todd Cochrane,‘s Scott Waters [...]

PodcastAlley Revamps Voting

Mon, 07 Mar 2005 00:10:55 +0000

I get the feeling that is becoming the 800-lb. gorilla of podcasting portals. Sure, Adam Curry’s iPodder is largely where it all began, but it’s as much a site for the software as it is for information, and let’s face it, Manila is not the friendliest of interfaces. is also and oldie but [...]

HiUP #02 – Segmented

Sat, 05 Mar 2005 09:01:23 +0000

Show number two, this one including our first podcast-savvy local musician. More great artists to come, too. This one’s got everything, from music to news, from kids to food, the wife returns with more on movies, and I take you to the beach. Actually, the wind was pretty bad, so the beach is almost indistinguishable [...]

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HiUP #01 – Imua

Wed, 02 Mar 2005 11:00:24 +0000

My first actual “show,” featuring two songs from Magnatune and a basic introduction to me and my ideas for HawaiiUP. Thanks to a comment I got on my test run last week, I encoded at 64k (instead of 128k) to save space. The compression did create some artifacts, but I guess that’s par for the [...]

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HawaiiUP – Testing, Testing

Wed, 23 Feb 2005 11:38:20 +0000

A trial run of podcasting using crappy equipment (a $10 mic from Radio Shack plugged into the stock sound card in my two-year-old Dell) and free software (Audacity for Windows). Added the ‘album art’ to the MP3 file through iTunes. And WordPress 1.5 helpfully handled the upload and feed wrapping. This five-minute experiment was cobbled [...]

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