Yes friends, the journey continues. I’m feeling very blessed after a visit to Florida. My sweet honey lover is from St. Augustine, the oldest town in our nation, one that is rich in community and love. I met her extended family and friends and was welcomed with open arms to experience a piece of east coast paradise. This was my first time touching, tasting, floating, surfing in the Atlantic ocean. For some reason, I always had a stormy, gray image of the oceans on the east coast. In some of the areas I went in Florida, I felt like I was back in Hawaii, with the same beautiful water, white sand beaches, just no epic mountain backdrop. I shared my music with the St. Augustine community at farmers markets, Present Moment Cafe (a local raw food restaurant) and Cellar 6 (a local wine bar). It really felt great to share some Hawaiian mana and bring some good vibes to the east coast. They loved it up and shared their kine aloha spirit as well. Once again, I find ohana where ever I go.
Now I’m back in the Hawaiian Aina and feeling so grateful. I got right into the garden and installed a much needed irrigation system, which will keep our beautiful garden producing more and more goodness. I’ll have an extra hour every day now, that I spent hand watering to do whatever I want. I know what to do. I will keep playing and sharing my music with everyone. I’m excited to start taking guitar lessons and continue learning so that I may help channel my overflowing creative side with more musical theory and guitar technique. Who knows what’s gonna come out? I don’t question it. I just let it flow.
I have a steady gig in Kailua now at Bowles Burritos, every other Wednesday from 7:15-9pm. I love supporting the Ma and Pa kine shops, because that’s how I grew up. I spent my childhood making sandwiches and eating sandwiches at my second home Gee A Deli in Kailua. I ate so many of those sandwiches, I can still close my eyes and my mouth starts salivating as I can taste the flavors of all those sandwich combinations. Mmmmm. Now I’m a vegan and eat a different type of awesomeness!
In this video, Jamie Steiner shows the vibe and flavor that you can find at Bowels Burritos.
I am happy to share that after many band names being used for backing my solo music, we will be called Seeds of Love, inspired by my latest album. I think this is a good way to remind everyone that we are all seeds of love planted in the garden of life. When we play our music with heart and soul, the love will grow. The first show of Paul Izak and Seeds of Love will be September 28th, in Kailua district park. This is a free event called Kailua Full Moon Concerts. I am so stoked for these summer events. I’d like to send a big mahalo to John Stallings for all of his hard work in bringing these free music gatherings to the community. Yogarden will have a booth there, giving out plants for donation. The money raised will go to support my next album, ‘Everlasting Light’, expected to be released in late Fall 2012.
There is so much to be excited about in these times. We must remember to stay positive. Even if these times feel tough and we feel the dramas of politics, economics, money, or whatever, take some time to check in with yourself. Your true self is the one that is unaffected by any of life’s dramas and material confusion. Every little thing is gonna be alright. Breath and remember you are all the love you are looking for.
Love and aloha my friends,