Sunday, February 4, 2024

Friday 5 for February 2: Mayday! Mayday!

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5! Please copy these questions to your webspace. Answer the questions there; then leave a comment below so we’ll all know where to check out your responses. Please don’t forget to link us from your website!

1. What does it take to make your way in the world today?

Staying focused (which is not easy), keeping myself safe and avoiding risk, being on time and know where I am going. Planning ahead if it is a destination I don't normally go to... Also keeping costs to a minimum if at all possible... Avoiding high priced events, venues and activities.

2. Where do you go to take a break from all your worries?

Can't really escape all he worries, but sometimes to the beach to catch the sunrise or sunset... somewhere in the country if I am so motivated... or else the easy way is to bury myself in recorded music.

3. Where does everybody knows your name and they’re always glad you came? (or where did everybody know your name and were always glad you came?)

Family reunions or more usual, at a funeral for a family member. As you age you end up going to more funerals until your life ends.

4. Which no-longer-in-business establishments are you nostalgic for, and is nostalgia generally a positive or negative emotion?

  • Tower Records
  • Woolworth
  • Kress Store (Downtown Hilo / Kai'ko Mall)
  • JC Penney's (dept store closed all locatons in Hawaii)
  • DJ's Sound City (record store)
  • The Record Museum
  • Records Hawa
  • Computer City
  • Comp USA
  • Patti's Chinese Kitchen
  • The original Jelly's Records and Books
  • Froggies (records and books)
  • Dairy Queen of Honokaa
  • Hamakua Fountain
  • Waikiki #1 #2 and #3 Theaters
  • Cinerama Theater
  • Honolulu Weekly (free newspaper)
  • Project 3 LTD (Hilo record store)
  • MJS Music (Hilo record store)
  • Interlude Music (record store + books)
  • TKS / T. Kaneshiro Store (Honokaa HI)
  • Ujiki Store (Honokaa HI)
  • KKUA radio 69 on the AM dial
  • KPOI 1380 AM radio
  • KPOI 97.5 FM (98 Rock) - various other rock formats
  • Radio Free Hawaii 102.7 FM
  • Muxtape
  • Power Computing (Mac clone maker)
  • Be Inc. (BeOS)
  • Jaiku (social media website)
  • Modern Photography magazine
  • MacAddict magazine
  • MacUser magazine
I'm sure there are more than I could mention. May all those businesses and their generally affordable prices and merchandise rest in special places in our memories.

5. Which television shows have great opening theme songs with opening title sequences?

My Top 10

  1. Hawaii Five-0 (1968 - 1980 original series)
  2. Miami Vice (Jan Hammer)
  3. Crime Story ("Runaway" by Del Shannon)
  4. Star Trek The Next Generation
  5. Babylon 5 (5 different theme variations for each of the 5 years)
  6. The X Files
  7. The Avengers (British TV series 1960s)
  8. Mission Impossible
  9. Gilligan's Island
  10. Cheers
More for the songs but the opening video clips are mostly memorable.

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