"The Weekly Dish" February 22, 2013

Aloha friends!

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Kihei and Wailuku didn't see the monsoons, so we were dry and dandy this morning! Much love to our North Shore and Upcountry pals. Be safe! Oh, and I heard there be will be snow on Hawai'i Island's summits. Pray for some on Haleakala. I've seen it before... so cool!

Our good buddy James Bowersox of MOTHxp joined us in the studio, and well, it got a little silly at times. No surprises there!

I'm really proud to support MOTHxp, my favorite band in Hawai'i! Not only are the James(s) like brothers to me, but I hold the utmost respect for them musically and creatively all-around. They've done a fine job over the last three years, and take the chances that many are too scared to.

MOTHxp's original music is some of the best to come out of the islands in years, and it's different and daring. "Tool meets Cirque du Soleil" is what they have called themselves at times, but when you experience a MOTHxp show and listen to their album, it's so much more. Layers of intricately composed progressive rock, powered by the slick skills of guitarist James "Cotton" Hartman and drummer Bowersox. Each song takes you on a journey and evokes something inside of you, maybe even a beast inside us all.  It's forceful and alluring at the same time..

Congrats to MOTHxp on their slots at SXSW's Red Gorilla Festival in Austin next month, and much love to Tammy Miranda Music Productions for her kokua. The boys also have some exciting new management representation to take them to a new level. Thanks to Om Concerts and Fellerman Entertainment for their support! Very cool guys.  ;-)

We played their MOTHxp's track "Taparoo" to end the episode, but you can enjoy them live as they playing for the first time in over 6 months on Maui. You can help the guys get to Austin by buying their music off www.mothxp.com and coming to these two shows:

*Saturday, Feb. 23, at Charley's in Pa'ia
*Saturday, March 2, in Three's Surf Lounge in Kihei

We also talked to birthday boy, Paul Janes-Brown! We love him and hope he has a great weekend on O'ahu and Upcountry. He had an array of theatre and arts news to share.

Thanks to the Maui Weekly for keeping up the great community reporting! We love reporting the good news, views and gripes of this intriguing isle. Check out www.mauiweekly.com and these article links below:




Kihei Fourth Friday is tonight, and Shawn and I get to play on camera! Stoked! We'll be cruising Azeka from 6 to 7 p.m. with an Akaku camera crew, so come say hi if you see us. Also, if you can't make it out, we'll be on Akaku Ch. 54.

The musical lineup is stellar this time around, with our buddies from Bad Kitty and Gomega on the main stage, and Stella's is jamming with Ahumanu, Erika Elona of O'ahu and the return of alt. rockers, Owaila. All free, all night.

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Thanks to our wonderful small biz 'ohana, KAOI Radio Group, Maui Weekly and you, the listeners for tuning in to The Weekly Dish-a delightful recipe for Maui's community and entertainment news.

Have fun, be safe and keep it real.

Trish  :o)

Enjoy a listen of the show here!

Trish da Dish

Mr. Groovy Shawn Michael

Happy birthday to our bon-vi-vant, Paul Janes-Brown

MOTHxp's drummer extraordinaire, James Bowersox

Metamorphosis is a gallery tour and live music event that will
showcase the art of Don Lane to create awareness around mental health
issues, to reduce stigma associated and to empower those who have been
diagnosed with a mental illness. He'll be doing a preview during
Wailuku First Friday on March 1 at Wailuku Coffee Company. Visit
https://www.facebook.com/metamorphosis808 to learn more.

All nine members of the state Land Use Commission were present on
Thursday, Feb. 7. By a 6-3 vote, they found the landowners in
violation of three conditions of the original order granted in 1995
that converted the land from “Agricultural” to “Urban” use. The
majority felt that because neither retail nor housing use was
originally included in the proposal, the impact of such use such as
traffic, schools, roads, run-off and other matters had never been