Post Maui Bliss Fest: The AfterMath
Most people are familiar with the saying “Be Careful What You Wish For ‘Cause You Just May Get It”… Right?
Well I went to bed thinking about my experience of The First Annual Maui Bliss Fest last night, and I toss and turned for a long time. Was I in Bliss? Clearly Not.
I began thinking of the highlights of the event for me, from start to finish. The start for me was being invited to sing from 12:01 PM for a half hour set of my own. That could be original music, sacred chanting, you name it.. All leading out from what was to be a minute of peace felt around the world.
A fraction of a minute later I was introduced on the Stage of the VFW grounds by Amber Lightfoot, that precipitated this event.
I began with some OM’s and some Hari OM’s and led into chants from various parts of the World and traditions. All was fairly peaceful and calm. I went into a few of my original tunes and also played a song I love written by Paramahansa Yogananda.
When it felt right, I brought some musician friends on stage, to join me in a Kate Wolf song that I chose (or that chose me) for this occasion. It’s called Medicine Wheel, and I urge you to check her version out on You Tube. The Lyrics can also be found through Google Search.
I wanted us to honor the Four Directions and The Sundance.
So we did that. That song bridged the way into music by Mele and Friends.
I have always enjoyed Bill Fuller’s original music, and he showed up in fine order with my favorite guitar, a Gold Top Les Paul… Love it!
He tuned us up prior to both sets and it was a joy, as always, to hear his Passengers on a Planet. Mele sang an original and it went back and forth like that with Lee on drums and Barry on keyboard. I added a soft harmony or two and all was in order as we moved through their set.
Mele and friends never finished their set of music. A wind ripped through the VFW grounds, one gust, like a Tornado Hurricane, but neither of these words fit what really happened, because we don’t have a word for it.
One strong gust wrecked havoc upon The First Annual Maui Bliss Fest, and the order of the afternoon involved clean up, assessing damages, and looking to future repairs.
The power was out, the damage was done and Mother Earth had her say about what constitutes Bliss and What doesn’t. Pay attention and heed the warning people…In Hawaii all must be made Pono.
Mother Earth has spoken.
A Hui Ho
More about this later, if I can articulate it.
Bye for now
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