My older brother, Kelley Phillips, has a radio show called Ka Leo Ni'ihau on a station called KKCR on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.
New Hawaiian/English language to broadcast from school studio
He's on the Governing Board of the State Charter School Commission
During the Christmas holidays, my Mom was in town. She -- a hipster in her 80s -- turned me on to listening to Kelley's show on the web. It's so fun to hear his voice.
Kelley speaks Hawaiian and his show is in English and Hawaiian. He plays really fun new and traditional music that rarely makes its way to the Mainland. His callers speak both English and Hawaiian. And Kelley's soulful voice is peppered with a hearty chuckle. Mom and I know all this and can hear it in our memories, but it sure is fun to hear Brada Kelley in ... well, person.
So we were listening on the Internet. And I texted Kelley to tell him so on my phone. And within 10 seconds, a song ended and Kelley said (to all his listeners) hello to his Mom and sister listening in sunny Phoenix.
This was our Perfect Moment ... and apparently his ... during the Christmas Holidays.
Robin & Joyce, in Phoenix