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 traveled verbally (“talk story”), carried by the mouths of the people. 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, island, and eventually neighboring islands have 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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“Coconutgirl”: Writer and graphic designer, c-grl’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 to 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 the editor/publisher/designer of music/culture magazine Ben Is Dead. And yes, the pict is at A-Bay (Bay-bay).
“Ms. Reef Rash”: Ex-rocker chick and current web designer extraordinaire. Somehow this sassy MILF figures out how to make pancakes, get the kids to school, and pick up CoconutGirl for surf all by 8a.m. The sassiest wahine out in the water? She’s got our vote!