"The Weekly Dish" March 29, 2013


Thanks for stopping by The Weekly Dish and digging in! We're proud to serve a delightful recipe for Maui's community and entertainment news each and every week on KAOI 1110Am/96.7Fm .

Much love to our special guests today, including producer JessicaKapoor from ArT=Mixx, which is holding their big Forest event this Saturday, March 30, from 7 to 11 p.m. outdoors at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. This 21-and-over event is FREE all night. I love these art extravaganzas! You're literally transported into another dimension, and all of your senses are heightened by the sights, sounds, audio, vibrations, and even smells, of Maui's innovative artists. Check it out! (For more details, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/427953710617859/?ref=ts&fref=ts and http://colorbox.me/artmixx/?v=3.)

We had a few technical difficulties getting Jessica on the air, but were able to cruise through it and give ArT=Mixx lots of love. Congrats to Jessica, Trevor, Cudra, Bennett and the head art brains that built this spectacle of awesomeness. I'm excited!  ;-)

Yoga instructor Megan Nolan filled us in on all the celebratory events going on at Body Alive Yoga and Movement Studio (BAYMS) and Exotic Eye Tattoo (EET) from April 1 through 5. Congrats to Rachel G and her 'ohana on two years at BAYMS and a successful freshman year at EET. Such a cool small businesses... We love 'em!  (Check out the flier below and visit

Paul Janes-Brown gave us the scoop on the arts and theatre scene during his "Let's Talk More... " segment. Paul and I both were both sick recently, and our raspy voices and sad sniffles are sewn throughout the episode... Sorry! Haha

Here below are some of the Maui Weekly articles we featured today. Good news galore!
*Bravery Against Bullying:
*Viewpoints Gallery Honors Tradition:
*Ag Festival Returns:
*Growing Classrooms:
*Easter at Da Mall:
*Honu Heroes: http://www.mauiweekly.com/page/content.detail/id/511118/-Turtle-team--helps-rescue-hooked-creature.html?nav=17
*Maui's Chino LaForge Goes Guam:
*"Fresher Ahi" at MAPA:

During the music appreciation portion of the show, we chatted about the Battle of the Bands down at Mulligan's. Our friends from K-Rock are holding a kickass finals tonight in Wailea, and The Satterday Saints, The Kittinger Jump and The Whiskey Pimps are ready to face-off
in front of industry folks, media, fans, friends and foes.  Oooh, I love me a good rock battle! There's a stellar grand prize package too, which I believe includes some recording time, advertising, design kokua and more. Good luck to all of the bands!

We played a tender track from Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real called "All the Pretty Horses."  Song gets me every time...

Lukas is at Charley's in Pa'ia again this weekend, and you don't want to miss it! I went last Saturday, and left with a grin for days. Nothing like some good old rock'n'roll. Visit http://charleysmaui.com/show.cfm?id=96429 to buy tickets now! Also, check out the fliers below and visit www.charleysmaui.com to discover all the cool dates Jonathan & co. are presenting on the North Shore.

Also, keep up with Lukas here on The Weekly Dish as over the next few weeks as we present a series of interviews with the sweet and ambitious rock star. Visit www.promiseofthereal.com to follow his band. They are one of the best in the nation right now.

My Groovy co-host Shawn and I shared about our Kihei Kalama Village friends from Ambrosia Martini Lounge and Three''s Bar & Grill, and talked story about the gay rights legislation that's currently firing up the Supreme Court and the online world. We can't wait til our government wakes up and does the right thing. Giving equal rights to same-sex couples shouldn't even be up for debate nowadays.

Stella Blues welcomes the fantastic John Cruz tomorrow, and The Throwdowns tonight for a special Supper Club presentation. Looking forward to seeing Erin Smith and the boys in a more intimate setting. Sorry Ola, no scissor kicks. Also, our buddy Kimo Nevius is starting
to do Happy Hour music at Stella's on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Visit www.stellablues.com.

Our gifted buddy Derick Sebastian joined us in the studio, and we had a great time learning more about this 'ukulele wonder's recent journeys and his adorable family. Derick is a humble, happy and talented man, I tell ya. Good friend to me too. I appreciate him on many levels. If you don't know him, get to know him. STAT! Visit www.dericksebastian.com.

We were stoked to have his presence grace KAOI and his string skills. He played "Good Morning" for us, a song he wrote one morning when he woke up to see his wife and keiki sleeping. One of my favorite originals by Derick of his album, "From His Heart."  :o)

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Thanks for all the love and support. Hoppy Easter!

Hoppy Easter from The Weekly Dish radio show 'ohana!

Maui 'ukulele wonder Derick Sebastian in Sacramento recently. Follow
this wonderful soul via www.dericksebastian.com. (Photo: April Szabo
Photography 2013)

Megan Nolan of Body Alive Yoga and Movement Studio will sparkle your world and guide your worries away with yoga TLC. Visit her at the Wailuku studio and begin your journey to mindful and physical balance. (Photo by Krystle Marcellus)

"The Weekly Dish" March 22, 2013


Aloha Friday, beautiful people! Thanks for turning your dial and/or moving your mouse to keep up with "The Weekly Dish" radio adventures.

Mr. Groovy Shawn Michael and I were well-rested, nourished and ready to rock on this splendid Spring morning at KAOI. We chatted about the crazy world we live in, bickered a bit about GMO bills, and delivered a variety of the isle's community and entertainment news. We even had time to welcome a few creative cats to share on their passions.

Singer/songwriter Ryan Robinson cruised in to share the dealio on tonight's big CD release party at Three's in Kihei. We played some music, talked story, got fired up about cane-burning and laughed about life. Good times!

The Ryan Robinson Band is stoked to present "A Couch to Call Home," an album that a lot of blood, sweat and tears have gone in to. Producer Ola Shaw is the man behind the board on this one, and Ryan is thrilled to welcome back some talented friends from the Mainland to play tonight. Evocative songstress Shea Derrick and the jazzy duo of Amelia Nelson and Toby Couture will commence the evening starting after 9 p.m., and you gotta hear Ryan's band, which includes one of the isle's sweetest and slick bass players, David Wolfberg or just "Wolf." The show is also a benefit for the Boys &, Girls Club of Maui. This is going to be quite the show, and you can feel good after it.  :-)

Chef Maka Kwon of Manoli's Pizza Company and Tri-Star Restaurants served up the dish on all the goodness him and other master chefs, including the incredible Gino Sarmiento, are creating in South Maui and beyond. Maka is one of Hawai'i's finest culinary treasures, and maintains one of the best attitudes and flows in a kitchen that I've ever experienced. He was once a preliminary contestant for "Hell's Kitchen," he's loving father, friend and husband, and from what I hear, is a mentor to many in the kitchen. He's worked with the respected Aaron Placourakis for many years, and is happy to hustle at Manoli's. Go visit Maka and the friendly staff down at Manoli's, just up the hill from the Shops at Wailea. Best Happy Hours in Wailea!

Also, did you know they deliver too? Yep, every day, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visit www.manolispizzacompany.com for the menu and more details.

Manoli's is raising some dough for Montessori students this Saturday night, March 23. Visit http://www.mauiweekly.com/page/content.detail/id/511046/Tinsel-Town-Nights.html for details.

Journalist Paul Janes-Brown gave his arts and theatre report with style and grace as always, and we relayed the news and views within our favorite community paper, the Maui Weekly.  Visit these articles of interest:


Thanks to our lovable engineer Garry Forsberg, KAOI and the Maui Weekly for all the support, and our small biz 'ohana, especially longtime sponsors such as Kale and Cindy of Stella Blues; Jaron, Cody and Travis of Three's; Megan and Jackie of Wailuku Coffee Company; and Candice of Ambrosia Martini Lounge.

Maui's a really magical place, colored with creative souls and breathtaking surroundings. There are indeed some aspects that can test my nerve, exhaust my spirit and drive me to wonder if I'm cut out to make it here...  All I know is that I love all the things I do, especially in music journalism, and I strive to surround myself with wonderful, drama-free individuals. I try to give back to the community I love. Be kind and patient, maintain good humor and work on cutting back on the madness and "spazness." I've began to not say "Yes" to everything, and manage my time mo' bettah.  ;-)

I'm looking forward to the variety of cool writing projects and music events I have in the mix, catching up with my dear friends and family that I've been neglecting, and perpetuating my love and lust for life.

I'm committed to Maui, which is probably the only aspect of my life I'm completely sure of at this point. Hahaha

I leave you with this quote I came across this week:

"Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Anyways, I'm stoked to live and work here, and serve my community. I hope you like the show, or at least listen and laugh--with or at us.  ;-)

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Thanks for listening to me here, and for tuning to The Weekly Dish, a delightful recipe for Maui's community and entertainment news.


Trish :-) 

"The Weekly Dish" March 15, 2013


Thanks for stopping by, World!   ;-)

I truly appreciate your support of The Weekly Dish radio show and my online adventures.

It can be a bit wacky, as sometimes we're silly, too sassy, say the wrong thing, or are just sleep-deprived and possibly zone out. Maybe that's just me...  Haha. My loyal co-host Shawn is just weird and wily, and we love him for it. :-)

For real though, we really enjoy sharing the bold, beautiful and intriguing stories of Maui with our listeners and followers. It neverceases to amaze me how much there really is going on here in a residential community of approximately 150,000. (144,444 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.)   ;-)

Yes, there are plenty visitors to keep the good times flowing, but living in a small, bohemian-like community such as the Valley Isle, really puts life in perspective quite often. It pays the soul to be a good person, avoid drama and take care of yourself and each other.  Live your dreams. Unplug sometimes. Say "no." Say "yes." Experience nature every day, and turn off that damn cell/computer in your hand! Make a stranger smile. Laugh. Volunteer. Listen. Dance. Live.

Okay, enough hippy dippy Trish.  ;-)

A big thanks to my rad homies Mike and Bessie Waggoner of the Garden of Eden on Hana Hwy. A mere day in their captivity, and I felt more renewed and comfortable with myself than I had in a long time. I love my friends. And the jungle. And, Mike is forever part of The  Weekly Dish 'ohana, as his Classic Cruisers segments are some the best radio we did. We're stoked to have Mike and Bessie visit the studio next month to share the magic happening at the Garden of Eden. Follow their adventures via https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-Of-Eden-Arboretum-LLC/227908590606205.

Our friends Heather Chavez and Dustin Christopher of Maui Juice Company inspired us with their bright spirits and healthy recipes to KAOI Studios this morning. Shawn and I were charged on the colorful mixes, including the "Green Machine" and a carrot, orange and ginger delight called "What's Up, Doc?" It's definitely my favorite so far. Okay, I'm a sucker for anything that has to do with bunnies or ginger.

These two sweethearts have crafted something really special with hard work, open mind and commitment to their locavore attitude. In fact, they utilize over 85 percent of local products in their nutritious small business, and have no intention of slowing down. They deliver and are some of the most fit and friendly people I know on Maui. And, it's always genuine. Smiles for miles! Visit them on www.mauijuicecompany.com, and LIKE them in FB land via www.facebook.com/mauijuicecompany. We'll definitely be hearing more from them!

Paul Janes-Brown joined us and shared his "Let's Talk More..." report, and our buddy Cody Christopher cruised in later than expected, but we got a few minutes of giggles and gab with the sweet chef. We covered the Battle of the Bands in Three's Surf Lounge coming up tonight, and dished on the three-year-old restaurant's gourmet breakfast and lunch selections.

We played Naau's demo track, "Levity." The hard rockers have renovated their lineup, and are ready to rock out tonight at the BOB. They are up against Slit 1 and The Kittinger Jump, a new and highly-talented band making their debut tonight on Maui. (See last week's show:

Manoli's Pizza Company's new bar & lounge has been delighting visitors and residents alike since it opened in January. It already has a great group of regulars from the resort area that come for Manoli's killa Happy Hour specials, featured from 3 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight. Pull up for an exquisite sunset with your honey, or impress a business lunch with your good taste.

Learn more about the Montessori Hale O Keiki event at Manoli's on March 23. (Visit Maui Weekly's writeup at http://www.mauiweekly.com/page/content.detail/id/511046/Tinsel-Town-Nights.html?nav=39,)

Manoli's delivers too! (In South Maui, call 874-PIZZA.) And, besides the fun characters, cocktails and family vibes that grace this Aaron Placourakis restaurant, the thoughtful and local-conscious cuisine comes from some of Maui's top chefs, including Geno Sarmiento and Maka Kwon, renowned for their work with Tri-Star Restaurant Group in Hawai'i. Visit www.manolispizzacompany.com, and get down to Wailea to wine and dine with us!

Thanks to the Maui Weekly for keeping us in touch with Maui's community and beyond. Check out this week's Maui Weekly articles of interest:

I just texted with our favorite cowboy, Mr. Lukas Nelson, and we're thrilled to announce his return to The Weekly Dish for a studio feature, including a live performance. Him and his badass band, the Promise of the Real, are back at Charley's in Pa'ia the next two Saturdays (March 23 and 30). He's snowboarding in Sun Valley right now, and I'm super jealous! We'll have to trade stories when he comes on the show this month.

Visit these links below to keep in touch with Lukas & POTR.

Listen to today's episode here, and cruise the handy fliers and photos below to learn more about our rockin' business 'ohana, our talented friends and the happs around town. Follow us on FB too via www.facebook.com/theweeklydish

Mahalo for tuning to The Weekly Dish-a delightful recipe for Maui's community and entertainment news, served live each and every Friday morning on KAOI 1110Am/96.7Fm. Have a fun and safe St. Patty's Day!


Trish :o)

Bonnie Raitt at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center tonight! Jon
Cruz opens. Visit www.mauiarts.org.

Panko crusted Opaka, bbq-spiced ginger-carrot
couscous, wilted kale with red onion, Hamakua mushrooms and bacon
served recently by the cool culinary clan at Three's Bar & Grill.

The alluring Absinthe fountain is awaiting your arrival at
Ambrosia Martini Lounge.

Maui OnStage's groovy "SHOUT!" closes this weekend at the 'Iao
Theater. Visit www.mauionstage.com.

The Kittinger Jump's Chad Kaya and Miss Trish da Dish last week at
KAOI Studios in Wailuku. Chad debuts this new band tonight at the
Battle of the Bands at Three's.