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Options February 14, 2019: On a Magic Isle, 'Neath a Lei of Stars

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
  Intro            
Alfred Newman And His Orchestra With The Ken Darby Singers   The Magic Islands   Options The Magic Islands: The Music Of Hawaii  Decca  1957    0:00:33 ()
Webley Edwards  Boat Day – Arrival   Options Webley Edwards Presents: Island Paradise  Capitol  1959  Exciting, On-The-Spot Recordings: The Authentic Sounds and Music of Hawaii, the 50th State  0:16:56 ()
Arthur Lyman  Whispering Reef   Options Hawaiian Sunset  HiFi Records  1959    0:22:45 ()
Webley Edwards  The Haili Choir / Luau at the Willows / Bamboo Organ and Ensemble / Taps at the USS Arizona Memorial Site   Options Webley Edwards Presents: Island Paradise  Capitol  1959    0:26:25 ()
Charles Bud Dant and his Orchestra  Hawaii Is The 50th Star (In The Flag Of The U.S.A.)   Options The 50th State  Coral   1959    0:34:21 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Henry Mancini, His Orchestra and Chorus 
Hawaii (Main Title)   Options Music of Hawaii  RCA Victor  1966    0:35:39 ()
Webley Edwards  Outrigger Canoe Ride / The Sounds of Arthur Lyman / The Hawaii Calls Show   Options Webley Edwards Presents: Island Paradise  Capitol  1959    0:45:27 ()
Ray Kinney & His Hawaiian Orchestra with the 5 Aloha Maids  Hawaiian War Chant   Options Songs of the South Seas  Waldorf Music Hall  19??    0:52:58 ()
Ray Kinney & His Hawaiian Orchestra with the 5 Aloha Maids  Hawaiian Paradise   Options Songs of the South Seas  Waldorf Music Hall  19??    0:55:10 ()
Ray Kinney & His Hawaiian Orchestra with the 5 Aloha Maids  Old Plantation   Options Songs of the South Seas  Waldorf Music Hall  19??    0:57:18 ()
Ray Kinney & His Hawaiian Orchestra with the 5 Aloha Maids  Beauty Hula   Options Songs of the South Seas  Waldorf Music Hall  19??    0:59:35 ()
Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra   Pagan Love Song   Options Hawaiian Magic (Accent on Strings)  Grand Award  1957    1:02:41 ()
Johnny Pineapple and His Islanders  For You A Lei   Options Hawaii  Audio Fidelity  1959    1:06:17 ()
The Maile Serenaders  For You, A Lei   Options Let's Hula  Hula Records  1962    1:09:52 ()
Leni Okehu and his Surfboarders  Moon of Manakoora   Options Hawaiian Holiday  Bravo!  1959    1:12:52 ()
Leni Okehu and his Surfboarders  Hawaiian Rock   Options Hawaiian Holiday  Bravo!  1959    1:15:11 ()
Willie Alunuai & His Band  Pineapples, White Sails and Cocoanuts   Options Holiday on Those Magical Islands of Hawaii  Parade  1960  aka Luke Leilani and His Hawaiian Rhythm, aka Harry Kaapuni & His Royal Polynesians  1:17:38 ()
Willie Alunuai & His Band  Hawaiian Promenade   Options Holiday on Those Magical Islands of Hawaii  Parade  1960    1:20:33 ()
Willie Alunuai & His Band  Hawaiian Wedding Song   Options Holiday on Those Magical Islands of Hawaii  Parade  1960    1:23:24 ()
Jerry Byrd and His Orchestra  My Isle of Golden Dreams   Options On The Shores of Waikiki  Mercury  1957    1:25:29 ()
Jerry Byrd and His Orchestra  Pagan Love Song   Options On The Shores of Waikiki  Mercury  1957    1:28:08 ()
Sam Makia and the Makapuu Beach Boys with Frank Hunter and his Orchestra  Kaimana Hila – Kalena Kai   Options Hawaii – The Fabulous Fiftieth State  Kapp  1959    1:30:19 ()
Paradise Island Trio  The One Rose   Options Paradise Island  Decca  19??    1:32:50 ()
Paradise Island Trio  Kilima Waltz   Options Paradise Island  Decca  19??    1:35:07 ()
Harry Richards & His Islanders  Silouette Hula   Options Hawaiian Favorites  Golden Tone  19??    1:37:08 ()
The Maile Serenaders  Princess Papule   Options Let's Hula  Hula Records  1962    1:39:48 ()
The Maile Serenaders  Lovely Hula Hands   Options Let's Hula  Hula Records  1962    1:41:43 ()
Alfred Newman And Ken Darby  Ports Of Paradise   Options Ports Of Paradise  Capitol  1960    1:43:45 ()
Alfred Newman And Ken Darby  The Enchanted Sea   Options Ports Of Paradise  Capitol  1960    1:47:26 ()
Alfred Newman And Ken Darby  Blue Tahitian Moon   Options Ports Of Paradise  Capitol  1960    1:50:23 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Bob Kames at the Organ 
Drifting and Dreaming   Options A Hawaiian Party  King  1961    1:52:39 ()
Alfred Newman And Ken Darby  The Whispering Wind   Options Ports Of Paradise  Capitol  1960    2:01:59 ()
Alfred Newman And Ken Darby  My Little Grass Shack   Options Ports Of Paradise  Capitol  1960    2:05:12 ()
Arthur Lyman, Introducing Kapiolani  Paoakalani   Options Puka Shells  GNP Crescendo  1975    2:09:10 ()
Johnny Pineapple & His Orchestra  Maui Chant   Options Hawaiian Holiday  Pickwick  1965    2:11:34 ()
Johnny Pineapple & His Orchestra  Aloha Oe Kuu Lei   Options Hawaiian Holiday  Pickwick  1965    2:15:20 ()
Johnny Pineapple & His Orchestra  My Tane   Options Hawaiian Holiday  Pickwick  1965    2:18:04 ()
Roy Smeck  Paradise   Options Adventures in Paradise  ABC-Paramount  1960    2:24:12 ()
Terorotua and his Tahitians  Paoa   Options Adventures in Paradise  ABC-Paramount  1960    2:25:57 ()
Terorotua and his Tahitians  Mauruuru-A-Vau   Options Adventures in Paradise Vol. 4  ABC-Paramount  1963    2:28:19 ()
Mutiny on the Bounty Drums  Taviti-Mati-Penu (Whirling-Strike a Match-Stone Hammer Dance)   Options Adventures in Paradise Vol. 4  ABC-Paramount  1963    2:30:42 ()
Ed Kenney  Sleepy Lagoon   Options Adventures in Paradise Vol. 4  ABC-Paramount  1963    2:32:23 ()
Morton Gould & His Orchestra  Hawaiian War Chant   Options Jungle Drums  RCA Victor Red Seal  1957    2:34:59 ()
The Longines Symphonette Society Presents  Quiet Village   Options Hawaii... Melodies from Paradise  The Longines Symphonette Society  19??    2:37:09 ()
Webley Edwards with Al Keoloha Perry  The Hawaiian Cowboy   Options Webley Edwards Presents: Hawaii Calls  Capitol  1954    2:40:31 ()
Webley Edwards with Al Keoloha Perry  I'll See You In Hawaii   Options Webley Edwards Presents: Hawaii Calls  Capitol  1954    2:42:18 ()
Webley Edwards with Al Keoloha Perry  Island of Dreams   Options Hawaii Calls: Waikiki!  Capitol  1956    2:44:57 ()
Webley Edwards with Al Keoloha Perry  Lei of Stars   Options Webley Edwards Presents: Hawaii Calls – Twilight Time  Capitol  1956    2:48:00 ()
Webley Edwards  Kamehameha Schools' Combined Chorus / Boat Day – Departure   Options Webley Edwards Presents: Island Paradise  Capitol  1959    2:50:45 ()
 
Alfred Newman And Ken Darby  Farewell For Just A While   Options Ports Of Paradise  Capitol  1960    2:57:53 ()


Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 6:02pm chresti:

Yay! Glad you are back!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 6:12pm doctorjazz:

Seconded! Welcome back, Evan!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 6:52pm Flash Strap:

Ah hello! Chresti! Doc!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 6:57pm Flash Strap:

so happy to be back, so sorry to have been away
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 6:57pm hyde:

yay!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 6:59pm Flash Strap:

Hi Hyde!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 7:01pm listener james from westwood:

Welcome back!!!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Hi James! Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 7:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Dream sweet dreams for me
dream sweet dreams for you...
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:04pm Flash Strap:

Rev Rab! good evening!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:06pm Flash Strap:

this record is so sumptuously arranged
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 7:07pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...turns out Bali L'ow was really where it was @...
No Mad Magazine connection however...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 7:07pm passiflora:

to walk in Hawaii
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:08pm Flash Strap:

So last week I was beset by a sudden fever, hence the cancellation - now I am much better but maintain a heinous cough, so I may not talk too much tonight. doesn't suit the mood at all
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:08pm Flash Strap:

hello Passiflora!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:09pm Flash Strap:

and happy valentines day all, should you choose to acknowledge it
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:11pm Flash Strap:

everything tonight is from my own collection of LPs, all procured for for between 0 and 1 dollar and with minimal effort. that's the magic of Hawaiiana, it just comes to you if you let it
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:13pm Flash Strap:

great bamboo drum sound
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 7:15pm chresti:

Hot ginger tea with coconut, lime...etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 7:16pm chresti:

Glad you're feeling better!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 7:17pm Little Danny:

Love this stuff so much. Welcome back bud!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:19pm Flash Strap:

Hi LD! Thanks man
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:21pm Flash Strap:

This record is such a weird document
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:22pm Hams:

boat day!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:23pm northguineahills:

Frying garlic, ginger, sweet potatoes, baby bok choy, carrots, poblanos and ghost chilis for my Japanese curry....
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:24pm hyde:

sounds good, ngh
  Thu. 2/14/19 7:24pm Doug Schulkind:

Welcome home, Evan!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:24pm Flash Strap:

Sounds GREAT ngh
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:24pm Flash Strap:

Hi Hams!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 7:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Became a state Aug. 1959
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:26pm Flash Strap:

Thanks royally Doug!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:28pm Hams:

evenin', flash.
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:31pm Flash Strap:

this section is a children's bamboo organ ensemble, very cool instrument
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 7:32pm doctorjazz:

This is more like it! (breaks into song: Thursdays just haven't been the same", like Spanky did it)
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:36pm geezerette:

sudden craving for pineapple
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:36pm Franco Twinkie:

Flash! Great to hear some thing coco nutty on a day we're getting pounded by a stream of sub-tropical moisture.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 7:40pm chresti:

I missed the past 3 Thursdays
-Pineapple!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:41pm geezerette:

Yum! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 7:43pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

yes, this tropical swoon is perfect on a grey, snowy slushy day here
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:45pm geezerette:

trumpf is declaring a national emergency. Guess he looked in the mirror.
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:45pm northguineahills:

Never have celebrated Valentines day, w/ the wife or my ex-gfs... always thought every day should be special.
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:46pm Flash Strap:

Hello Granny!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:47pm Flash Strap:

Glad to hear it Franco!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 7:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Good Winter therapy indeed.
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:47pm geezerette:

sudden craving for mai tais
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:47pm Flash Strap:

Ah Geezerette! How splendid to have you with us!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:47pm Franco Twinkie:

This is one of my top tropical tunes!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:48pm geezerette:

Evan, lovely to be here!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:49pm Flash Strap:

@Franco: Sim Sim? me too
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:50pm Franco Twinkie:

Yes indeedy!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:50pm geezerette:

Ah, that warm breeze drives me mad... :)
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:52pm northguineahills:

If I had any spam, I'd be making spam nori sushi rolls (Hawai'ian style), but this Japanese curry is killing it! (only took me two hours).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 7:52pm fleep:

Don't bogart the poi, my friend, pass it over to me
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:54pm geezerette:

Mmmm, NGH, I'd like a plate of each. Yum again!
Pass on the poi...
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:54pm Flash Strap:

Hi Fleep! Enough poi for everyone
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:56pm Flash Strap:

This record has a real special sound, I think
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:57pm Flash Strap:

nice cover: img.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 7:57pm passiflora:

I feel it
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:57pm Franco Twinkie:

Fleep, regarding poi, A friend of mine after spending time in the islands said rhetorically to no one in particular: "So who decided that this is food?"
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 7:57pm hyde:

now i want spam musubi
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 7:59pm passiflora:

re: special sound
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 8:01pm fleep:

Franco, it probably tastes better when you're starving.
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:02pm geezerette:

Aloha, Hyde! Everybody dance!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:02pm 23 Wolves:

Great show, really enjoying it on this day of love. Thanks!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:02pm coelacanth∅:

Aloha Evan, Explorers
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 8:03pm melinda:

Hello chums
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 8:04pm doctorjazz:

Franco ,I was there 20+years ago (Hawaii) and that was my reaction to Poi exactly!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:04pm hyde:

@geez i'm tryin!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:04pm Flash Strap:

Hi Wolves, Melinda, Coelacanth!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:04pm northguineahills:

(I put allspice, jerk, honey, agave syrup and pears in the curry as well, to balance the peppers).
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:05pm Flash Strap:

another great cov er: img.discogs.com...
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:06pm Franco Twinkie:

Hula-hula works really good with your avatar, fleep.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 8:07pm doctorjazz:

That Is a great cover Flash!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:08pm coelacanth∅:

my impression of taro root (poi) is it has so little flavor it's almost a negative flavor! it'll blandify anything you put it in.
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:08pm Flash Strap:

next one is gorgeous as well: img.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 8:09pm passiflora:

love that
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:09pm coelacanth∅:

(can i copyright "blandify"?)
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:10pm Franco Twinkie:

Does anyone remember when you could get wiki-wiki dollars (good for valuable prizes) at the Chevron station?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 8:10pm doctorjazz:

Ah, the lovely sound of vintage vinyl .. (spoken as a vinyl lover).
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:11pm coelacanth∅:

...or is there another food called poi?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 8:11pm fleep:

coel: too late www.yourdictionary.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 8:11pm Little Danny:

You're really picking some gems here, Evan. Absolutely loving it.
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:12pm coelacanth∅:

aw, fleep. what a gyp!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 8:12pm Little Danny:

So much goodness in this neglected pocket of recordings
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:13pm Franco Twinkie:

My friend compared it to eating library paste in elementary school.
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:14pm coelacanth∅:

i knew i wouldn't regret scrolling up to click every album cover link
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:14pm Flash Strap:

Thanks, LD
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 8:16pm melinda:

Taro is good as a fried snack chip.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 8:16pm Little Danny:

This track appeared on a coupla different budget labels. Perfect Hawaiiana rock 'n' roll
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:17pm coelacanth∅:

i was with someone who had many tricks up her sleeve in the kitchen, when called for - as i did/do, and we wanted to eat taro for the supposed health benefits; but we never did find a way to make it worthy of our tastebuds.
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:17pm coelacanth∅:

ohh, melinda you're right! taro chips are pretty good.
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:18pm Franco Twinkie:

Also by Leni Okeku: Hawaiian War Chant - excellent!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:18pm coelacanth∅:

(though frying it negates any health benefit it may have had!)
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:18pm Flash Strap:

it really is perfect LD, i love that track
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:22pm Flash Strap:

real country sound on this record, which has been released with more than three names attached I believe. Different names on the cover and sleeve in my case
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 8:24pm doctorjazz:

Great stuff, Evan, want to kick off my shoes kick up my feet, and drink a too sweet drink with an umbrella in it. But I hate say I must be going!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:25pm Flash Strap:

@doc: tragic, but I accept it
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:30pm Flash Strap:

love this vocal
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:32pm Flash Strap:

Frank Hunter arranging ; he also did strange exotica classic, White Goddess
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 8:37pm melinda:

I had a tasty dessert that involved cubes made of taro flour in sweetened coconut milk.
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:39pm Flash Strap:

That sounds delicious Melinda
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:40pm Flash Strap:

racy
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 8:41pm Little Danny:

Anyone familiar with the South Pacific beverage Kava? Had it before from the dried root, packs quite a unique effect on an empty stomach
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 8:44pm Little Danny:

Ahhh this Alfred Newman LP is so luxurious and dreamy
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 8:46pm passiflora:

used to order it from nakamal
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:46pm Flash Strap:

I've tried kava a long time ago, may need to try it again – there's a fishy looking kava joint that opened up last year in the next town over
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 8:46pm chresti:

It gave me a headache, I remember.-Kava
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:46pm Flash Strap:

it's one of the all-time best, this album
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:50pm Franco Twinkie:

I had something called Kao coffee in Thailand. It was a mixture of toasted seeds served cold. With an order of fried banana, perfect for tromping around in the afternoon heat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 8:51pm Little Danny:

I remember the trick with Kava was finding a reputable online vendor and preparing it oneself. I didn't know there were walk-in Kava shoppes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 8:52pm Little Danny:

If you're in the right mood this LP is one of the deepest exotica/Hawaiiana recordings out there
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 8:53pm chresti:

Never tried it on an empty stomach. My ex's parents had visitors from Fiji stay one summer. They left a large jar of kava powder
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 8:55pm chresti:

I don't think we prepared it.@LD
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 8:56pm ifny:

@melinda I never met a taro I didn't like. With coconut milk sounds yum! I had fried taro dumplings this morning -- dim sum style.
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:58pm northguineahills:

There's a kava bar down the street from me.
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 8:59pm coelacanth∅:

kava as in "kava kava"? (if so) it was very fashionable in the "health food" industry in the 90s. people were buying "standardized" capsules for anxiety for mucho dinero.
apparently it really works, but you need a lot of it in that form; and my brain & instinct tells me it'd be more effective in a more natural state than a standardized extract.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:00pm Uncle Michael:

good evening
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:01pm Uncle Michael:

psuedo-authentic!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:01pm coelacanth∅:

ifny what else in those dumplings? i'll try it again in a dumpling, for sure. (no meat though)
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:04pm northguineahills:

Did Martin Denny also do Blue Tahitian Moon? (I believe that was the track before my laptop crashed).
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:04pm Flash Strap:

Hi Ifny! Hi Uncle!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:04pm Flash Strap:

@NGH: I don't think so, but possible
  Thu. 2/14/19 9:06pm quinn:

Ah, you’re back! I await this paradise in the archives.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:07pm melinda:

I've used kava tincture. Sounds like there are kava bars are getting popular, my sister mentioned there was one in Austin we could go to next time I'm in town. I'd try it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:08pm chresti:

Were they saying little Barbie on Grass Shack?
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:12pm Flash Strap:

Hello Quinn! please do! great to see you
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:13pm Flash Strap:

@chresti: I don't think so? I'll have to check back
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:15pm coelacanth∅:

been reading. wikipedia says poi is not synonymous for taro but a preparation made primarily from taro, and the cooking time is hours.
i think my gf and i cooked it for 20 minutes max. maybe that's why it was so starchy. also we didn't try it in any sweet preparations at all.
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:16pm Flash Strap:

I love the sound of this Johnny Pineapple record
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:16pm passiflora:

I used to try those capsules, @coelacanth∅, either going into or coming out of work at a small mall bookstore. they didn't seem to work for me. later, I visited my friend in south florida, who was in rehab. they hung out at this dark, tropical cafe that served it in wooden bowls
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:17pm coelacanth∅:

(she made the best tempura i've ever had though, and we tempura'd everything in the refrigerator. i guess we didn't have any taro at the time.)
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:19pm Flash Strap:

wooden bowls sounds ideal
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:20pm Flash Strap:

the kava place near me has a kind of futuro-vapey "twisted" tiki style that I'm very wary of
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:21pm coelacanth∅:

passiflora i knew 2 rattly people who used it. one i worked with at the store so he got it wholesale, and his friend -so, same...if i remember correctly they each took at least 10 caps/day. (which at wholesale was probably close to $10./day, and maybe not too good for the liver)
but they both swore it worked; and it seemed to.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:21pm passiflora:

it enhanced the earthy taste. that nakamal shop online is what they served...there was a lot of variance of between the different types.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:22pm Little Danny:

Haha, Evan, the Papyrus font immortalized by a very good SNL short
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:22pm coelacanth∅:

...passiflora is a good anti-anxiety herb though!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:23pm passiflora:

wow, I hadn't tried that much, it was a very halfhearted teenage(?) effort
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:23pm passiflora:

:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:23pm Little Danny:

I remember the taste of Kava being a fairly serious barrier to entry. Hard to imagine it catching on with the vaping crowd.
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:24pm Flash Strap:

haha yeah... it's called "Krave" too
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:24pm Little Danny:

Man, these Johnny Pineapple songs are fantastic
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:26pm Flash Strap:

"My Tane" in particular I've always found transcendent
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:26pm hyde:

good ol' Smeck
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:26pm coelacanth∅:

i have always thought the isolation of the "active ingredient" in herbs/foods was bullshit. it makes sense to me that there'd be cofactors present in the plant that work together with the supposed active ingredient - that get left behind in these preparations.
there may be exceptions of course, but i'd sooner try the kava drink.
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:30pm Flash Strap:

@C: totally agree
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:32pm doctorjazz:

Been listening on the car, just got home. I listen on a clock radio in the office, sometimes when I listen in the car I'm struck by what beautiful sounding recordings these are. Specifically, the Johnny Pineapple was beautifully recorded stereo. The Smeck, which sounded mono to me w also a great recording!.
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:34pm Flash Strap:

I agree, Doc! Glad to have you back with us
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:34pm coelacanth∅:

i'm really craving pineapple right now
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:35pm passiflora:

mm
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:36pm ifny:

@coelacanth∅ Depends on the joint. But taro dumplings are definitely not kosher or vegetarian friendly. Often they have some kind of pork bits.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:38pm ifny:

The best ones have the most glorious golden frilly lace all over them. I have no clue how this is achieved. Like so much of the magic I love about dim sum.
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:38pm hyde:

@ifny love those
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:39pm ifny:

But everything aside from taro is secondary to the inside, which is soft and creamy. Some versions seem to have a slight Chinese curry tone.
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:40pm Flash Strap:

Hi there Ifny!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:40pm coelacanth∅:

hmm. i've never made dumplings and won't get it right the first time. it's a bit of a commitment to learn to make good dumplings and i don't think i'm ready!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:40pm ifny:

They're also called 'wu gok' if that helps you track them down. I bet a vegetarian dim sum place would have a nice veg version.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:41pm ifny:

Hello Flash Strap! Wonderful show today. Makes a nice contrast to the flakes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:42pm ifny:

I am forever grateful to you for introducing me to Alfred Newman and Ken Darby (and the Ken Darby Singers!).
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:43pm Flash Strap:

ah, it is my great grand pleasure Ifny
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:44pm coelacanth∅:

i had a tibetan friend who made amazing vegetarian dumplings, but she's left the country. i'll look around. i wont find 'em near where i live though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:44pm Little Danny:

Yeah, a really deep ep of Le Explorers Room, Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:44pm ifny:

@coelacanth∅ I love to cook, but I wouldn't try dim sum if my life depended on it. Though this recipe makes it sound easy www.afoodieworld.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:45pm ifny:

Good reinforcement for my self-imposed shrimp embargo in there too looks like.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:46pm passiflora:

softest guitar there
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:47pm Flash Strap:

Thanks LD, I'm enjoying it
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:48pm coelacanth∅:

yeah i saw that. i'm not a big shrimp fan anyway, and they're not great for ya.
that recipe does seem doable though. the taro is in the flour for the shell -not what i was expecting!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:51pm coelacanth∅:

okay, i bookmarked it. the other thing is -will i go through the trouble to learn something new in the kitchen if it's just for me? (as you have a self-imposed shrimp embargo i have a self-imposed relationship embargo)
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:52pm northguineahills:

Thanks Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:53pm Little Danny:

Ride the dream one isle over: wfmu.org... Hope to see y'all there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:53pm ifny:

Ha, nice. Relationships can be worse for you than shrimp, it's true. If it helps motivate you, the texture is amazing. They're not good cold though. Do you have a guinea pig embargo?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:54pm passiflora:

beautiful show, thanks for that
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:55pm ifny:

Ohhh it's over already? Ohhhh. *cries into her coconut*
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:55pm coelacanth∅:

ha! no not at all! sometimes i go to "pot luck" affairs; or i donate a dish to "food not bombs" for distribution.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:57pm ifny:

Yeah, you might be better off with perogies for such purposes. Taro turns to glue when it cools off. And the fringe wouldn't make it to the park :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:57pm chresti:

Thanks Flash-I feel transported and refreshed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:58pm ifny:

Homemade perogies, mmmm. I feel less brokenhearted about this Hawaiiana tribute now. Thank you again FS!!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:58pm Hams:

thanks, flash. hope you get over that cough.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:58pm chresti:

You can freeze dumplings, I think
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:58pm Flash Strap:

Thanks to all of you for listening! Great to be back
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:58pm coelacanth∅:

...i *could* start being sociable again and have people over.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/14/19 9:59pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

thanks! great show!
Avatar Thu. 2/14/19 9:59pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 2/24/19 6:28pm Stanley:

What can I say but brilliant.
Thanks Evan
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