Once upon a time, there were no need for telephones, radio, cable TV and the news. People here were adapt at reading the ocean, the heavens, and had a soulful connectivity; to the universe, the land, the sea… and each other. And the news – and history – traveled verbally (“talk story”). With that kind of background it’s interesting how it continues on even today, where any bit of gossip transmits – through the “coconut wireless” – from person to person, ’til the whole town, the island, and eventually neighboring islands have all suddenly gotten wind of (some version of) the truth.
Coconut Girl Wireless is a consortium of wahine rippers: surf activists to humble realists. Hawaii-based and utilizing all forms of coconut wireless, to extend island-wide and beyond. We’re glad you could join us. Kukakuka. Mahalo!
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EDITOR “Coconutgirl”: Coconut Girl was originally titled after our lady dog whose favorite thing in the world was running around Hawaii beaches with coconuts larger than her head clutched in her maw. Writer and graphic designer, CGrl’s work (under various nom de plume’s) has appeared in The LA Weekly, Alternative Press, Vanity Fair, Icon, Chicago Tribune, The Village Voice….She’s conducted hundreds of interviews from Beastie Boys, Duran Duran, Anton LaVey, Terrence McKenna. In another life she edited the book “Retro Hell: Life in the ’70s and ’80s from Afros to Zotz” (Little, Brown), as well as the Lalapalooza tour magazine, the “I Hate Brenda Newsletter”, and for 10 years was editor/publisher of music/culture magazine Ben Is Dead. And yes, the pict is at A-Bay (Bay-bay).