NASA May Be Taking Bruddah Iz To Space

Posted: September 23rd, 2010 | Comments Off

Yes, you read it right. NASA may be taking Israel Kamakawiwo’ole into space starting November 2010. NASA will be launching Discovery on the STS-133 mission. During the mission the crew members will do a variety of tasks including providing critical spare components to the International Space-station. This will be the 35th shuttle mission to the station. The STS-133 crew members this time around are Commander Steven Lindsey, Pilot Eric Boe and Mission Specialists Alvin Drew, Michael Barratt, Tim Kopra and Nicole Stott. (photo credit: NASA)

So what does this have to do with Bruddah Iz? Each morning the crew members are awaken with a pre-selected song to start their day. For this mission NASA has compiled a list of all the the wake up songs and communications to the shuttle crew from the Mission Control Center during past missions and has asked the public to vote on the song they should use for this mission. Bruddah Iz has made the list. Should he get the most votes he’ll be sweetly singing Over The Rainbow each and every morning for the crew members.

NASA has set up a page for this project where you can vote for the song you think they should use for mission STS-133. You can also stop by just to check in on who is in the lead. Voting will close on Nov.1, 2010 but you can still drop by the web-page and see who won. So far there are 1,737,414 Total Votes with, believe it or not, the Star Trek Theme Song in the lead with 27.1 of the votes. The song list contains 40 songs and Bruddah Iz is currently in 5th place with Magic Carpet Ride, Blue Sky, and Countdown by Rush ahead of him in the poles. Some of the song selections I found to be great picks and some just down right odd. Could you imagine rising every morning to Enter Sandman by Metallica? I am sure starting your day with the sounds and presence of Aloha is the way to go, even in space.

If you are interested in having your say, you can easily do so, it takes about 20 seconds, here:

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Honolulu Twestival Says YES WE DID AGAIN!

Posted: March 28th, 2010 | Comments Off

Another Twestival down for Hawaii and with that we can say again YES WE DID! The 2010 Honolulu Twestival took place this past Thursday with another amazing show of support from the Hawaii Twitter community, local businesses and people from all over the islands joining together in the fun for a good cause.

Once again I can’t express my gratitude enough to all those who joined together with me to put on another great event to raise money for this year’s Twestival recipient “Concern Worldwide.” Even with the troubled times in our economy and the problems lingering here at home in the islands, the response shown was nothing short of amazing! The bands, sponsors, prize donors, emcees, volunteers and over 150 people that attended the event helped raise over $3,000 towards building schools around the world.

2010 Honolulu Twestival

Photo Credit: (madmarv00) / CC BY 2.0
Video Credit: [UMI] Workshop (Large View)

Mahalo again to all the organizers, supporters, musicians and our venue (Oceans 808) who joined in the 2nd Honolulu Twestival to show the world once again the wonderful aloha spirit that makes Hawaii so unique.

Shoutout Outs!
Official Media Sponsor: Yelp! Hawaii
Official Wi-Fi Provider: CLEAR Hawaii

More Pics & Stuff:
Metromix Honolulu: Party Pics
Honolulu Twestival 2010: Photos via @Hawaii
WTFHawaii: Twestival 2010 – Hawaii Style, Photos, Video

Honolulu Twestival:
Concern Worldwide:

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Honolulu Joins In Twestival Global 2010

Posted: February 7th, 2010 | Comments Off

Once again Honolulu joins in the global charity event called Twestival which uses social media to bring together people in support of global good. Last year we took place in the first ever global Twestival and in continuing with the annual event we have jumped onboard again to bring our love and aloha to those less fortunate. This year’s charity is Concern Worldwide who not only helps those in extreme poverty in Africa and Asia but is also helping those in need in Haiti who were hit hard by a recent devastating earthquake.

What is Twestival?

On Thursday 25 March 2010, people in hundreds of cities around the world will come together offline to rally around the important cause of Education by hosting local events to have fun and create awareness. Twestival (or Twitter Festival) uses social media for social good. All of the local events are organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of all ticket sales and donations go direct to projects. Follow @twestival for global updates or @hitwestival for local Honolulu updates.

What Is Twestival?

If you’d like to help out and volunteer with Honolulu Twestival you can join in the conversation or send a blank email to: and receive updates direct in your inbox. We are seeking sponsors and individuals who can help obtain sponsors, special giveaways and also volunteers who can help at the event with setup and other tasks throughout the night.

For more information please contact me or post a reply and I’ll get back to you shortly. This years event is on the evening of Thursday, March 25th with the venue still to be determined.

Meet the 2010 Honolulu Twestival team on Twitter: HiTwestival/Team

Let’s all come together and show Concern for the world in which we live.

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